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 10th year of full timing and volunteering as interpretive hosts and environmental educators.

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This is the kind of park you wish for as a traveler - beautiful large sites in a park like setting. Paved interior roads are narrow but doable in a large motor home. Our full-hookup site had a large table and fire ring, and backed up to the forest. No WiFi or cable, but Verizon cell/data worked well and although there are lots of trees, we were able to find the satellites with a tripod mount. Extremely well maintained by a large cadre of friendly volunteers, quiet at night, and even free firewood from downed trees. An enjoyable stay and very reasonable using the Golden Access pass. Only a few full hookup sites, so reservations are a must.

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Paved, level back-in sites with good grass spacing, picnic table, full hookups, all for $20 night - and you get $5 in free play and a drink coupon each day. Join the player's club and get another $10 in free play. No cable or OTA TV, but no restrictions to satellite. The hotel WiFi worked well in site 10 most of the time, and Verizon cell/data worked well. Friendly casino staff and decent restaurant. The only drawback to staying here is that there's not much in the area, otherwise a great stay.

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This large campground has a lakefront area with beach and marina, and many shaded sites, both back-in and pull-thru. One of the few that has sewer hookups and 50A power. The deluxe sites have concrete pads, tables and fire rings with generous spacing; however they are in the trees so there is no opportunity for satellite TV. Back-ins are up against the tree line, on fairly level grass, and some are satellite friendly. Cable had many channels but was grainy analog. The park WiFi was excellent throughout our stay, and Verizon cell/data worked well. Very busy on weekends but fairly quiet during the week. Large playground for children, small office with only minimal supplies, and three miles to the small town of Curtis. We found the manager to be helpful and friendly, as were the few seasonal residents.

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This is a crowded, busy park, and it's not about the amenities, it's about the view. Dried up grass, uneven gravel sites, no shade, 30A and shared water, but ample space between most spaces. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Waterfront view sites are booked well in advance, but you can get a glimpse of the large freighters from almost anywhere in the park. The free WiFi was unusable, but Verizon cell/data worked well. No cable, but some OTA channels and no obstructions to the satellite. Convenient to the tour boat docks, museums, and downtown.

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A worthwhile stay if using Passport America or other discounts; otherwise it's a bit pricey. Sites are arranged helter-skelter, some pull-thrus but mostly back-ins. Our site was on a slope but was doable, some had their front wheels well into the air. Some sites are very close together (ours was), others have adequate spacing. The dust from interior roads is significant and you can expect your vehicles to be covered each day. The free WiFi was sporadic, and while Verizon cell was weak, data worked well. Some areas are heavily treed, but we were able to use a tripod to receive DirecTV. Fair OTA TV. Hookups worked well except for the sewer fitting being elevated 8" above ground level. A park with a large variety of sites, and how well you enjoy your stay will depend on where you're located.

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Although in a rural area away from town, the park is worth the drive. Large paved and level back-in sites are well spaced. Hookups worded well, although the sewer connection is 6" above ground and four sites share water connections. WiFi worked well and Verizon cell/data were strong. No cable TV, but ample OTA channels and a clear shot at the satellites from most sites. Be sure and ask for a site with shade if visiting during hot weather, as some sites are in the open. Watch carefully for street signs, since the park is on a back road and poorly marked. Overall, a quiet, worthwhile stay at a very reasonable price.

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This huge park is mostly seasonals, but has a separate area of level grass full-hookup sites for transients. Just OK with the full rate, the park is a bargain at the Passport America rate. Our site was fairly level, hookups worked well, and the for-fee WiFi was adequate. No cable but a few OTA channels, and no obstructions to the satellites. Good Verizon cell/data. We were there on a weekday so it was quiet during our stay. Well worth the stop with the PA rate.

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Others have described this park perfectly - not a place for campers, but perfect for full timers and travelers looking for a base to stay in while visiting the area. The full hookups worked well, Verizon cell/data were strong, and there were ample over-the-air TV channels. Very difficult to see the satellites due to the trees, but the shade was welcome in the near 90-degree temperatures. The owner and his sister were friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Except for the landscaping business next door, the park is quiet, especially during weekends and nights. A great find and even better price, we'll return.

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This was the only park in the area of our travels, so we decided to take a chance despite the poor reviews. After the last review, we considered cancelling our reservation, but was told that we were within the 10-day window that prohibited a refund. Entering the park, it is a long, dusty trip to the pull-through sites, resulting in a tow vehicle covered in dust. Hookups were not convenient; sewer was 20' to the rear of the power pedestal, water was 25' in front, requiring extensions for both. But the real problem is the noise - overwhelmingly loud, continual, and intrusive. We felt like we were parked in the median of the interstate, except that if we were we wouldn't have the roar of exhaust brakes as trucks slowed for the adjacent truck stop. WiFi was intermittent, Verizon cell/data was good, and there is no cable TV and little OTA. All this for $42 a night with the Good Sam discount. We will avoid this park in the future.

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Convenient to Peoria, easy to find and access, this park is largely long term or seasonal residents who have boats in the marina. Check in was quick and we were led to our site. Interior roads and sites are paved, and although a bit tight due to large trees and fairly close sites, our 40' motor home was easy to park. No WiFi but good Verizon cell/data, no cable but a fair number of OTA channels. Satellite TV may or may not be usable due to the many trees. Far enough from the highway and river to be quiet, but close to shopping, dining, and a casino. A good value in an area without many options.

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We spent the busy 4th of July weekend here and were pleased with the quality of the park and it's hosts. A large park, it was full during our visit with lots of children, but quiet time was enforced and nights were quiet. The number and quality of playgrounds for children was the best we've seen and contributed to the quality of our stay. Large sites, on a slope but fairly level, with fire ring, table, and sometimes a small tree. Meticulously maintained grounds. Too many people for the single WiFi antenna, but Verizon cell/data were good. No cable but plenty of OTA TV and no obstructions to the satellites. An extremely well managed park; we'll visit again.

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This park is a great value, and even at full price rewards a visit with a quiet, relaxing stay. Long, level pull thru sites under large trees with lots of grass - the perfect place for a recliner, a good book, and a nap. The owners were friendly and helpful, and are quick to provide assistance. No cable TV and few open areas for a satellite, but ample OTA TV. Good, solid WiFi, and Verizon cell/data were excellent. Some train noise in the early evening, but quiet at night. Not a lot to do in the area, but perfect for a relaxing stay. We'll visit again.

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Rate is with Passport America. We're glad we stopped at this extremely well maintained park. Checked in and led to our site by the friendly owners, we were impressed with the manicured, long, pull-thru site. Interior roads and sites are level gravel, with conveniently placed hookups. No cable TV, limited OTA TV, but no obstructions to the satellites. Unusually solid WiFi, and Verizon cell/data were very good. Some train noise during the day but quiet at night. Don't be put off when driving through the sad little town of Summit - this park is a gem and shouldn't be missed. We'll stay here again.

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An interesting park with great deal of potential. The long dusty driveway and interior roads were an irritant, but the sites are extra long, level, and ours had a large tree for shade. Sites are nicely spaced and have a table and fire pit. No cable, OTA TV, and limited views of the TV satellites. The park WiFi was too weak to use, but Verizon cell/data were strong. While train tracks are close, the noise was minimal, and the park is far enough off the road to be quiet at night. The owners, while not overly friendly, were professional and helpful. A popular place for fisherman, the long sites are perfect for an additional vehicle and boats.

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A perfect park for an overnight stay. Nothing fancy, just a friendly owner, low price, long pull thru sites, and 30A power and water. Surprisingly strong WiFi, cable TV, and good Verizon cell/data. Right off the interstate, easy in/out. Not a destination park, but we weren't looking for one. We'll stay here again.