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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Piney Point COE, Texarkana, Texas

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is in a beautiful stand of tall pine trees on the shore of Wright Patman reservoir. There is water and electric but no sewer. There is a dump. There are flush toilets and showers. Most of the pull through sites were damaged in a flood earlier this year. Most of the back-in sites are in excellent condition with level asphalt driveways, gravel pads for tents and concrete picnic tables. The sites are spread out a bit, but there is no understory, so little visual privacy. The lady at the gate said that the pull through should repaired in time for Memorial Day, two weeks from now. The campground was only about a quarter full on a weekday in mid-May. I would definitely stay here again, if in the area. We camped at Piney Point COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Jubilee College State Park, Brimfield, Illinois

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

There are not many good places to camp in the Peoria area, but Jubilee College State Park is one of them. The campsites are in grassy fields that are kept mowed. Some sites back onto dense woods but most sites offer no shade. There are three loops, each of which has a couple of paved handicap sites, a hydrant and a clean outhouse. Aside from the handicap spots, the sites are gravel that is quickly reverting to grass. All sites are back-ins. There is a single bathhouse with flush toilets and showers. It is old but clean. If you don't make a reservation through ReserveAmerica, you must hunt up the campground host to pay the fee. On a Monday in early May, I was the only camper in my loop. I will stay here again, if in the area. We camped at Jubilee College State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Piney Campground, Land Between the Lakes, Dover, Tennessee

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not a typical US Nat'l Forest campground. There are electrical hookups, sewer hookups, flush toilets, showers, paved roads, a small store, a playground for each camping loop and an archery range. Quite a few people get around the campground in golf carts. The campground is on the east bank of Kentucky Lake at the southern end of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. In early May, during the week, the campground was less than half full. I had a small pull-through site that backed onto a small bay off the lake. The campground is open under the tall trees, so there is no visual privacy. The restrooms and showers were clean. We camped at Piney Campground, Land Between the Lakes in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Chestnut Site 13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tennessee. See the buffalo herd about 15 miles north in the National Recreation Area. Stop by the Visitor Center and Planetarium about 30 miles north in the National Recreation Area, in Kentucky.

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Natchez Trace Parkway -- Rocky Springs (NPS Campground), Rocky Springs, Mississippi

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

The Rocky Springs campground, operated by the National Park Service, is on the Natchez Trace Parkway about halfway between Natchez & Jackson. The maintenance of the campground does not match the excellent maintenance of the Parkway itself. The campground is free, first come first served only, no reservations The internal campground road & pads at sites are badly deteriorated asphalt. There are two restroom buildings with one permanently closed. There is no attendant nor a campground host. There is no water except at the restroom sink, no dump, no electric. There are flush toilets. Neither AT&T nor Verizon cellphone service was available. At the end of April, on a weekend, the campground was no more than a third full, so it was very private. The campground is heavily wooded. There are both back-in and pull-through sites. Some pull-throughs could accommodate two big rigs plus two toads. Two pull-throughs were closed due to construction Bad weather brought down many tree limbs and trees in the general area, but the campground saw little more than some wind and rain. A Park Service ranger came by briefly on the Sunday afternoon to check that campers were ok. There were branches and trees down on the Parkway road immediately after the storm. By the next day they were all cleaned up and the road surface was swept clean. We camped at Natchez Trace Parkway -- Rocky Springs (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Hurricane River - Lower Campground - Picture Rock National Seashore, Grand Marais, Michigan

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

$7/night with a federal Senior Pass. All sites have plenty of shade. Water is available from a single spigot at the entrance to the campground. Vault toilets. No hookups. No showers. No reservations. First come, first served. No cellphone service. In mid-September, in mid-week, the campground filled up by the early evening. 50 yards from the beach on Lake Superior. The sound of the surf is evident throughout the campground. Most sites are large and level, although a few are not. There is good privacy with well spaced sites and some understory to block the view between sites. Grand Marais is about 12 miles east for gas, food and ice. Munising is a larger town and is about 38 miles west. There are signs warning of bears but there is only one bear box at the entrance to the campground. I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Hurricane River - Lower Campground - Picture Rock National Seashore in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are plenty of hiking trails of whatever length you want. The trail to the Au Sable lighthouse starts at the campground. This is a 1.5 mile level, easy trail through the woods but within sight and sound of the beach. About halfway there are the remains of an old shipwreck on the beach.

The sunsets are awesome where the Hurricane River runs into Lake Superior.

Be sure to take a tour boat from Munising to see the cliffs, waterfalls and arches from Lake Superior.

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA, Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

A reliable place to stop when you're on your way to somewhere else. I stayed only one night and did not investigate the local area. I registered on the internet, so check-in was quick, efficient and professional. All the facilities were clean and neat. Less costly than many KOAs. I had water and electric but didn't use the sewer. Most sites are pull-through, with back-ins along the perimeter and a couple of tent sites. The pull-through sites will accommodate the biggest rigs. Plenty of shade. Clean restrooms and showers. No privacy from the neighbors. Convenient to Interstate 40. Dusty with a chemical smell when the farmer next door is tilling his field. I will stay here again, when in the area. We camped at Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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 travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Beard's Bluff COE, Ashdown, Arkansas

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

I made reservations online. When I arrived to check in the lady at the gate had me set up in a flash. There were only two other parties in the campground in late September, on a week day. The campground is adjacent to the dam, over which the highways runs. During the day the trucks can be loud, but it quieted down at night, so it was not a problem for sleeping. The door to the restrooms/showers did not close all the way, so there were many bugs in the sinks and the toilets. When the door is fixed, I'm sure that the situation will be much better. We camped at Beard's Bluff COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Petes Lake Campground, Hiawatha National Forest USFS, Munising, Michigan

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

$10/night for a lakeside site with the federal Senior Pass. Sites away from the lake are $18/night ($9/night with a federal Senior Pass). Reservations are available no less than three days in advance for about of the half the sites, so don't try to reserve the day ahead. The campground host let me know that a lakeside reservation had cancelled that morning, so I could have that site. Sweet!! My site had sunny lakeside benches and a sandy lake bottom ideal for wading. Parking on my site had a pretty steep slope up and then down. Fortunately, my rig is short and I could park on the crest of the hill and be level. Most other sites appeared to be reasonably level. There are some gravel sites and some paved sites, also two walk-in sites. Most sites are long enough for even the biggest rigs. Vault toilets. There are are water spigots scattered around the campground. No hookups. There is a dumpster. No cellphone service. The area flora was a mature a forest of fir, beech and maple. Most sites are very shady. The sites are well spaced for privacy. The campground is about 10 miles south of Munising for gas, food and ice. Half the campground was closed after Labor Day. The other half closes at the end of September. I was here about a week before they closed for the season - just a week, or so, too early for good leaf peeping. The campground was mostly empty. I'm pretty sure I heard a Sandhill Crane one morning. We camped at Petes Lake Campground, Hiawatha National Forest USFS in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
6a
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic area and a swimming beach (no life guard). There are a couple trails in the area for hiking. The Bruno Trail, a 10 mile loop, goes past a number of pretty lakes. It had been a wet summer, so the mushrooms and other fungi were out in abundance. There were fisherman on Petes Lake every day I was there.

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Aune-Osborn Campground, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The best thing going for this campground is that it is right on the banks of the Saint Mary's River about two miles downstream from the Soo Locks. The big freighters go by no more than 100 yards away. The locks are busy so you'll probably see several freighters in a day. People with sites not on the river bank walk down to the bank when the freighters go by. Even though I did not have a reservation, check-in was professional, easy and quick. The restrooms and showers are very clean. I probably had the best site in the campground, Number 9, in the corner, right on the river. My site had water and electric. I don't know if they have sewer hookups. The campground was pretty much full, even in mid-September. The downside of this campground is that the drainage is very poor with large persistent, puddles almost everywhere. Some sites have gravel but many are mostly grass - and quite muddy after a rain. There is no shade and no privacy between the closely spaced sites. Having now seen the Soo Locks, I would stay here only for a single night, if passing through the area. We camped at Aune-Osborn Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

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

Visit the Soo Locks and watch the big freighters go through. Take a tour boat and go through the locks yourself.

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga, Alanson, Michigan

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice county campground. County residents get a $5/night discount. There are cabins on Pickerel Lake, two playgrounds for kids and a swimming beach. On a Saturday in mid-September there were many families with many children. Camp sites are a short distance away from the lake. Most sites have shade but a few were sunny. The sites are gravel and might be muddy it wet weather, but it was dry and fine while I was there. Clean restrooms and showers. First come - first serve after Labor Day but probably need a reservation during the summer. There is no one manning the gate after Labor Day, so payment for sites seem to be on the honor system. I would stay here again, if in the area. We camped at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

About 10 miles to Bay View and Petoskey for sight seeing, shopping, gas and groceries.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Dunewood Campground (NPS Campground), Beverly Shores, Indiana

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Half price with federal Senior Pass. You must pay with a credit card at a machine near the entrance. I don't believe that cash is an option. First come - first served, no reservations. There are two loops. I stayed in the Mather loop. Shady sites. No hookups. The camp ground did not fill on a week night in mid-September. Weekends might tell a different story. Water is available at a few pumps scattered around the campground. Clean flush toilets. Unusual for the Nat'l Park Service, the campground had showers. Unfortunately, my shower never had hot water. Plenty of privacy with dense under story beneath the trees. Some road noise from a nearby highway but not bad. I would stay here again. We camped at Dunewood Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Mather Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The campground is several miles from the actual Lake Michigan shore, so you will need a car or bike to get there. On a clear day you can see the tall buildings of downtown Chicago (50 miles away?).

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Ray Behrens COE, Monroe City, Missouri

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Half price with federal Senior Pass. This one of several large COE campgrounds around Mark Twain Lake. You can make reservations. I pre-registered on the internet. The people at the check-in booth had all my information and my site assignment immediately. It could hardly have gone quicker or easier. It was after Labor Day, so they were starting to close down some of the camping loops. There are both shady and sunny sites. Mine was shady. Clean restrooms and showers. I had electric. Water was available at the next camp site. I don't know if they have sewer hookups. The slopes to the Mark Twain Lake are steep. I didn't see any beaches. We camped at Ray Behrens COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
095 LBLS
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The Mark Twain birthplace is in a Missouri state park in Florida, Missouri, about 10 miles away. Admission is free. They have the cabin in which he was born plus some of his original manuscripts. There seems to be lots of fishing in the lake.

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose, Texas

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park. The sites are level, with good shade and large enough for big rigs. I think all the sites are back-in. Water and electric are available. There is a dump station, but no sewer at the sites themselves. My site was fairly open but other sites have very good privacy. The campground was about half full on a weekday and very quiet. The restrooms and showers were very clean. We camped at Dinosaur Valley State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The park exists to protect the dinosaur trackways in the bed of the Paluxey River and along its banks. If it has rained in the recent past the water can be cloudy, making the tracks hard to see. But if the water is clear, the dinosaur tracks are easily visible.

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Doris Campground, Indiahoma, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

I was fortunate to get one of the ten electric campsites on the lake. These sites generally are taken by the late afternoon. Long rigs may have some difficulty leveling because some of the lakeside sites have a slope. There are other electric sites away from the lake that are a less popular but probably more flat. The asphalt pads at each site are rather narrow. All of the campsites I saw are back-in only. Water is available at a few spigots distributed around the campground. There is a dump station on the way out of the campground. The bathroom and showers were quite clean. The sounds of the field artillery from nearby Fort Sill can be somewhat annoying early in the morning or late at night. Turkeys, deer and squirrels frequent the campground and aren't afraid of people. I was serenaded by a flock of geese out on the lake one morning. The big animals - buffalo, elk and longhorn cattle - could wander through the campground, but didn't during my stay. We camped at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Doris Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
47
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Wildlife watching, hiking, backpacking and rock climbing are available for those so inclined. The annual buffalo auction is the third Thursday in October.

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Fritch, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed in the Sanford-Yake Campground. It's pretty hard to argue with free. There is no charge, no electricity, no sewer and no water. I think there is a dump and water at the entrance by the Ranger's Office. The restroom is a bit of a walk from most sites, but reasonably clean. The campground appears to be a combination of both a campground and a picnic ground. There are no clearly designated camping spots. You choose a picnic table and park on the gravel. The campground overlooks Lake Meredith and the dam that forms the lake. There is no screening of any kind between the sites but that wasn't a problem because there was almost nobody there. This wouldn't be a destination for me but is adequate for an overnight stay while passing through the area. The signage directing one from the highway to the campground is extremely poor to nonexistent - have Google maps, or an equivalent, to help guide you in if you haven't been before. We camped at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

You turn to the left at the end of the road to go to the campground/picnic ground. You turn to the right to go to the boat launch into the lake.

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