About Meanderman

Retired 30-year Air Force veteran, began RVing in 1974 and have owned eight RVs over the years. One trailer, one slide-in, four 5th wheels, and two motor homes. Currently in our 12th year of full timing and volunteering as interpretive hosts and environmental educators.

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Reviews

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Blue Ox RV Park, Albany, Oregon

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

An interesting park - more of a mobile home park populated by RVs. Many permanent residents, but with nicely landscaped lots. Short term guests have paved, level pull-thrus with grass and trees. Sites are close together, and interior roads have to be navigated slowly. Nice indoor pool, spotless laundry(s), and friendly residents. Good WiFi, OTA TV, and clear shot at satellites. Verizon cell/data were good. Close to I-5 and shopping/dining. A very nice park. We camped at Blue Ox RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Indian Creek Campground, Deer Lodge, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

A comfortable but pricey overnight stay. Easy access from I-90, with good interior gravel roads and long pull-thru gravel sites. Convenient hookups and good WiFi. OK cable TV, no OTA, and no obstructions to the satellites. Verizon cell/data were strong. Close to the interstate with the expected noise. We camped at Indian Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Days End Campground, Sturgis, South Dakota

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We wouldn't recommend this park unless using the PA rate. Check in at the old, cigarette-smoke filled office was thankfully quick, and we parked in a long, gravel pull-thru with neighbors so close that our slides almost touched. Road noise was expected but not all that bad. Cable was fuzzy analog, no OTA TV, and no obstructions to the satellites. WiFi wouldn't connect, but Verizon Cell/Data were strong. OK this time of year because there were few others camped, but wouldn't want to be here when crowded. We camped at Days End Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Korte's Checkers Welcome Campground, Welcome, Minnesota

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

A comfortable park with friendly staff, level pull-thrus, and plenty of shade. We wish more campgrounds were like this - easy in and out, good facilities, and a very reasonable price. The WiFi worked well, OTA TV was adequate, and Verizon cell/data was strong. Quiet and peaceful, our preferred park when traveling in the area. We camped at Korte's Checkers Welcome Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

3 Fingers Campground, Forest City, Iowa

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

A short drive west of town, this seasonal park has a number of long, level pull-thru sites for short term guests. The host was friendly and helpful, and access into the site was easy. Hookups were conveniently placed, some OTA TV channels, and fair WiFi. Verizon cell/data were strong. The preferred park when waiting for service in Forest City. We camped at 3 Fingers Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Little Bear Campground , West Liberty, Iowa

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Like others, we stayed here to make an early A.M. appointment at HWH. On arrival, we were met by the very friendly owner, who suggested the best site for shade and easy egress. Our site was level gravel, well shaded, and long enough to leave our tow attached. There was some noise from the adjacent truck stop but overall the park was quiet at night. Just a couple of OTA TV channels, no cable, but some sites had a view to the satellite. Good WiFi until evening when everyone got on line. Verizon cell/data was strong. Overall a pleasant and the best place to stay for an early HWH appointment. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

On-Ur-Wa RV Park, Onawa, Iowa

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Tidy park with good access to the interstate. Dusty interior roads and long, pull thru sites with some shade. Friendly hosts provided an escort to site, which was level and with convenient hookups. Park WiFi worked well, and Verizon cell/data was very good. No cable, little OTA, but the pull thru sites had a clear shot to the TV Satellites. Not much in the area, just a clean, quiet place to overnight. We camped at On-Ur-Wa RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Famil-E-Fun Campground and RV Park, Mitchell, South Dakota

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Our preferred stay when traveling through the area. Easy access, friendly owner, huge shade trees, lots of grass....just about perfect. Ask for satellite friendly sites due to the trees. The WiFi worked well since there were few people in the park during our stay. Verizon cell/data was strong, no cable and only a few OTA channels. Peaceful, pleasant stay - wish more parks were like this. We camped at Famil-E-Fun Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Three Flags RV Park, Black Hawk, South Dakota

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Entering the park on the dirt/gravel road is a slow process if you don't want to be completely engulfed in dust. The owner is friendly and helpful, and while the facilities are limited, this is the lowest priced park (with Passport America) in the area. Long gravel/grass pull thru was fairly level, in full sun, and the hookups were accessible. Road noise was not an issue for us, just a drone in the background, and the train only runs twice during the day. Park WiFi was generally usable, and Verizon cell/data was strong. Pay cable service, but plenty of OTA channels and no obstructions to TV satellites. Convenient to Rapid City and the Black Hills. A good stay if using Passport America. We camped at Three Flags RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Grandview Campground & RV Park, Hardin, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Easy access from the interstate with paved roads and a variety of pull-thru and back-in sites. Our site was a long pull-thru with soft but level gravel and no shade. Hookups worked well, the cable TV was adequate, and there were a few OTA channels. Park WiFi was adequate, and Verizon cell/data was strong. Pretty much a ho-hum park with no really good or bad aspects, but overpriced for the facilities and the area. We camped at Grandview Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Good fuel stop across the street with diesel priced much lower than at the interstate.

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Sunrise Campground, Bozeman, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We've stayed here a number of times over the years, and always have to accept the trade off of location versus noise. The owners are great, the park very well taken care of, and the rate reasonable. But the noise - right next to I-90 with considerable road noise, and on the other side, train tracks and trains using their horns all night long. It's no fault of the owners, but it's a huge distraction and for us prevents a good night's sleep. Gravel sites are level, some pull thrus have shade, and hookups are convenient. No cable but adequate OTA channels and generally clear view of the satellites. WiFi was generally usable and Verizon cell/data was strong. It's a very nice park, but be aware of the noise. We camped at Sunrise Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Jim & Mary's RV Park, Missoula, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

This is our stay of choice in an area of few options. Easy access off the interstate but a bit tight maneuvering within the park. Pull through sites are gravel, fairly level, and long enough to leave the tow vehicle attached. Hookups are randomly placed; some sites have sewer in the far rear, some have water there. This time around, the sewer was close but the water required an extra hose. Nicely shaded with green grass, but each morning meant more hard water spots from the sprinkler system. Cable TV was just average, OTA had a number of channels, and satellite views were difficult with all of the tree cover. WiFi was poor but Verizon cell/data was good. We were in the back row, and the train noise, not from horns but from squealing brakes. A park with some some very attractive features, but also with a few problems. We camped at Jim & Mary's RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Crook County RV Park, Prineville, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is based on weekly stay. Unlike most fairgrounds, the park is separated from the fair area and has ample grass and trees. Access and signage is very good, just a short distance from the downtown area. Interior roads are paved and surprisingly wide, while sites are also paved, are long and fairly level, but are just wide enough for your vehicle. Sewer is at the far rear, so if you leave a tow vehicle attached you'll need a long sewer hose. Stepping out means stepping on grass, and if the adjacent site is occupied by an RV with slides, you'll be very close together. Park WiFi was not working during our visit, but Verizon cell/data were very good. No cable TV, but OTA had a few channels and there were no obstructions to satellites. Check in was with a friendly lady who will share local information and provide maps. Quiet and dark at night, although there is some noise from early morning residents going to work. A convenient, clean park - we'll stay here again. We camped at Crook County RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Prineville is an interesting little town with a good museum, ample shopping, and some very good restaurants. The memorial for the Prineville "hotshots" killed during a fire in Colorado is in the park and worth a visit. An easy day trip to the John Day fossil beds and the extraordinary Painted Hills.

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Phoenix RV Park, Salem, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

We spent a week at the professionally managed and exceptionally well maintained park. Although in an urban area of Salem, access into the park is very easy with good signage. Interior roads and sites are paved with beautifully maintained grass, trees, and bushes separating sites and hiding hookups. Sites are long enough for most RVs and tow vehicles, and are level with a table and mid-site patio. Although next to a highway and behind a Safeway, the park was quiet at night. Verizon cell and data were strong, but park WiFi was, as expected in a large park, unusable. Cable TV was analog but very good, OTA had over 20 channels, and there were no obstructions to TV satellites. Many sites were obviously long-term residents; however, sites were will maintained and clear of clutter. A great place to stay while visiting Salem; close to downtown, shopping, and with easy access to the interstate. We'll stay here again. We camped at Phoenix RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
98
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Safeway and Wal-Mart are both nearby, as are many other dining and shopping opportunities. About 15 miles from the Woodburn Outlet center, with a huge selection of stores. The state capital area has beautiful gardens and walking tours.

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Review Count: 387
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Lyle Day Memorial Park (Winnebago/Country Coach Service Center RV Park, Junction City, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

The previous reviewer pretty well summed up the parking procedures with one exception - the train noise. In 45 years of RVing and over twelve years of full-timing, we've never experienced train noise at this level. The tracks are less than 1/4 mile away and run through the heart of Junction City. The trains run 24 hours, and because of the many crossings, the horns sound constantly and sleep, even with earplugs, is impossible. We appreciated the free parking. We camped at Lyle Day Memorial Park (Winnebago/Country Coach Service Center RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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