About Jerry and Betsy

Fulltimers living in a 43' RV with 4 Border Collies.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Ortona South COE, Moore Haven, Florida

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a really lovely, immaculate park. They lost several trees during Irma, but there is still a fair amount of shade. Each site has a shelter over the picnic table. Sites 21 through 30 are the ones to book to get a relaxing view of the river and boat traffic. I think officially the max rv length is 40 foot, but our 43 foot fit easy in site 24 with plenty of room to park the jeep in front. I only wish we could walk across the dam (locked gate) to watch the lock in action. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Eastbank COE, Bainbridge, Georgia

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

There are three loops to this campground and we thought the A loop was the nicest overall. There was better water frontage and generally larger sites with more space between them. Our site, 1, was very long, had a huge rear yard with no neighbors behind us and great views of the lake. There is a big problem with ants in the entire campground though. In two years of full timing, this was the first time we had an ant infestation in the RV. Ant poison and spraying around jack pads and tires quickly solved the problem, but be aware and spray around the outside before you get ants inside! A pretty quiet and relaxing park with not a lot to do in the area, which looks to be pretty depressed. No decent grocery stores nearby, so stock up before arriving. One ding, our fire pit wasn't cleaned out and for some reason stunk pretty bad. We had good AT&T hotspot coverage and clear sky at our site for satellite reception. We camped at Eastbank COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A1
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Silver Springs State Park (formerly Silver River State Park), Ocala, Florida

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second stay at this beautiful Florida state park and we loved it more than the last time. There are four loops with only about 12 full hookup sites. This visit we stayed in the loop the furthest in where the sites seem a bit more spacious with more room between them. Our site, 48, had a huge side yard with no visable neighbors and full hookups. Easy pull through, but with low hanging trees over the road, it makes maneuvering a big rig a bit difficult. We ended up backing out of the site instead of driving through the loop to avoid tree scrapes. The highlight of this park is the gorgeous clear springs, river, and wildlife. Just amazing. For sure rent a kayak to paddle the kayak trail. We did it once and wished we had time to do another trip. The glass bottom boat tour is well worth the money. The entire park is mostly peaceful (during the week) and beautiful. Amazing dog friendly (on leash) trails, especially the swamp trail, which we walked at least once a day to enjoy the views and monkey watch. Great area with nearby shopping and big box stores. We'll for sure stay here again. Good AT&T hotspot coverage and our site was able to receive satellite reception. We camped at Silver Springs State Park (formerly Silver River State Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Deerlick Creek COE, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

A really lovely COE campground with some great hosts. We reserved a back in site, but upon arrival, it was obvious we wouldn't fit even though the advertised length was fine. The host moved us to a really nice pull through site (19) for part of our stay and a back in site (1) for the remainder. The entire campground was heavily treed for all shade which I'm sure is nice during hot weather, but in October, we were yearning for some sun. All sites have a really nice patio and/or deck area for enjoying the great views over the water. Any of the pull through sites are appropriate for big rigs, but care needs to be taken for back in sites. Some are shorter than advertised, others have a severe hill to get in the site. Very dog friendly campground. Satellite reception is doubtful in most sites due to heavy tree coverage, but we did pick up reception in Site 1. Very quiet and mostly empty during the week, but gets busy and loud on the weekends. The campground is a bit far out of the way, so I wouldn't call it a good place for an overnight stay. We really enjoyed our 12 day stay and will return. We camped at Deerlick Creek COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1 and 19
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Burns Park, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great, helpful hosts in a very nice setting in a huge city park with tons of things to do. I really wish the campground was in better shape. A real mix of sites including newer concrete, asphalt, and gravel with a huge variability of being level. Hookups are a complete mess with many sites having to tie into the neighbors water, electric, and in some cases, sewer. The host had to bring both an electric extension and water hose to our site so we could connect to the site next to ours. The city supplied extension cord looked to be a 30 amp cable with 50 amp plugs. Dangerous. Most sites appear to be used by long term residents, but are pretty clean and quiet. I've never seen such a mess of sewer connections....up to three RVs tied into one sewer connection. A couple of sections of sewer hoses had to be pushing 100' long. The entire campground reeks of black/grey water. Close to the interstate so a fair amount of loud road noise. Heavy tree coverage, so no satellite reception. With the exception of a few low hanging branches, the campground is very big rig friendly. Good Verizon, poor AT&T hotspot coverage. If the city invested some money into this park campground, it has the potential to be great. We camped at Burns Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Close, easy drive to Little Rock and all it offers, and plenty of nearby big box shopping and great restaurants.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Lake El Reno RV Park, El Reno, Oklahoma

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

A lovely, large city owned park with campground on a lake. Big rig friendly with some very long pull through gravel sites. Sites are a bit close together, but since it wasn't very crowded when we were here, people seemed to leave spaces between them and others. Great price at $20/night with full hookups and lots of open grass areas to let the dogs run. Close, easy drive to Oklahoma City. The bad....VERY loud, constant 24 hour road noise from the nearby interstate. Lots of fast traffic through the park and campground bordering on dangerous if you're walking on the road. We stayed for two (sleepless) nights before heading out to find someplace quieter. Mediocre AT&T hotspot coverage, clear sky for satellite reception. We camped at Lake El Reno RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Texhoma Park, Dumas, Texas

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

Great location with easy on/off highway if you need a overnight place to stay in Dumas. Free camping with 50amp electric hookups. Garbage, water, and dump station on site. There is a box available for donations. A really nice grassy playground area if you have kids, and nice open grass areas to let the dogs run on. Yes, there are trains passing through and some road noise, but for the price (free!), it can't be beat. We'll stay again if we pass through in the future. Very big rig friendly. Decent Verizon and ok AT&T coverage. We camped at Texhoma 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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Sleeping Ute RV Park (formerly Ute Mountain Casino RV Park), Towaoc, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

An older, smaller casino rv park. Gravel pads are very narrow and long enough for our 43 foot rv, but leaving limited room for our jeep to park. Lots of trees and grass areas and we picked site 11 so had a huge side yard. Great place to overnight when passing through the area, but I wouldn't want to stay an extended period of time. Lots of trees overhanging the roads and sites which are in need of trimming. We camped at Sleeping Ute RV Park (formerly Ute Mountain Casino RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, Williams, Arizona

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

While a decent enough place to stay for a few nights, we were not impressed. Very narrow sites with neighbors almost on top of you. Extremely high turnover so there were constantly rigs coming and going. Lots of road noise and loud trains so not very restful. Why visit? We'll, if like us, you couldn't get a spot at the Grand Canyon NP, this place isn't a bad option location wise. Dog friendly, but the dog walking path is very sharp gravel so our guys didn't use it. Good AT&T coverage and clear sky for satellite reception. We camped at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
133
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
Sunny Open

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Cannonville, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow! If I had to pick a location, design, and build a state park in Utah, this would be pretty darn close to what I would come up with. The park itself is amazing, with many miles of dog friendly hiking trails, incredible views, and amazing rock formations. Super quiet and mostly super dark at night with the exception of light loving neighbors (there really should be a rule against lights on at night). Several full hookup sites are on one side of the campground and all are big rig friendly with plenty of length and width. A couple of the pull through spots are about 100' long. The back in sites are a bit shorter, but still plenty of room for the longest of rigs and are off the main road. We had a back in which was very nice, but next time we'll select a pull through so we get afternoon shade from our rig. The non hookup sites are much more mixed with some being just a wide spot in the road, to short back ins, to huge, super long pull throughs. Check the map to know what you're getting when making reservations. We loved this park and the amazing location. All sites and roads are newer asphalt, so no dust and no rocks tracked into the rv. Lots of amazing hiking around the area as well as in the park. We'll be back! We camped at Kodachrome Basin State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
K029
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Portal RV Resort and Campground, Moab, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second stay at Portal and first time in the campground section. While not as nice and with smaller sites then the resort section, it wasn't bad. The sites are pretty narrow with very close neighbors, but no worse than most private campgrounds. It is a very convenient location to visit the many state and national parks in the area (and to do some jeeping !). There are two rows of full hookup 50amp pull throughs, one row of full hookup 30 amp pull throughs, and one row of full hookup 50 amp back ins. We preferred the back in sites as there was a bit more space between them and there was a grassy strip behind (the only non gravel area in the campground section). As before, the hilight for the dogs was the very dog friendly swimming hole with pretty clear/clean water. All sites are mostly level and long enough for big rigs. A couple of dings....the roads are gravel and drivers do not obey the speed limit so there is a lot of dust which gets kicked up. The owners are pretty fond of their plants, so don't let them see your dog peeing on any. This will remain our location when visiting the area, but mainly because of the swimming hole for the dogs. Reservations are suggested as they do host rally's and it is a popular spot. We camped at Portal RV Resort and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

The Riverside Ranch (formerly Riverside Resort & RV Park), Hatch, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We were not as impressed as other recent reviewers. Yes, the 50 amp electric, water, and sewer were all good, but you expect that. The campground itself had limited patchy grass, but mostly it was all dusty gravel. You are next to a highway so there is a fair amount of road noise, but that does quiet down during the night. The sites were mostly long enough for big rigs and level enough (a few sites had some slope). They were decently wide which was nice. There is zero shade, and since apparently the sites were recently redone, I don't understand why they weren't oriented facing the opposite direction so the rigs could provide shade on the patio side. Very dog friendly and dogs are allowed to run free in the very large open field and swim in the stream which was great. Good Verizon and AT&T coverage. Open sky for satellite reception. We camped at The Riverside Ranch (formerly Riverside Resort & RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
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
Tips for other Campers:

Cedar Breaks national monument is amazing and a must visit. Best Friends Animal Society is also very cool and we highly recommend a visit there.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section, Palisade, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a really lovely park along the Colorado river with decent sites that are mostly nicely spaced, level, with two loops of full hookups. That's the good. Unfortunately, the bad list is much longer. Only poor 30 amp service which wasn't enough to run more than one of our ACs. You are right next to the interstate, so traffic is very loud and very consistent all hours of the day and night. There is a train next to the river that some folks complained about, but honestly, with the road noise, the train didn't bother us. The nice grass is watered, but the sprinkler heads need to be aimed better since our coach was sprayed leaving some very hard water deposits on it. Super easy on/off the interstate, so a decent place to spend a night, but I wouldn't recommend an extended stay. Due to the extremely hot weather and poor 30 amp service, we cut our stay short and will hopefully get a partial refund. No Verizon coverage, but we had very good AT&T coverage for our hotspot. Clear sky for satellite reception. Zero desire to stay here again. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Ridgway State Park, Ridgway, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent two weeks at this park and enjoyed it more the longer we were there. Very large park with multiple campgrounds and multiple loops within those campgrounds. We stayed in the Pa-Co-Chu-Pu campground, so this review is specific to that one.

Mostly pull through sites and many had vegetation between the road and pad for an extra element of privacy. The pads are not overly long or wide for big rigs. We had to wedge our 43' RV in with some back and forth adjustments. We still couldn't fit all tires on the concrete, but not to worry since the rest of the parking area is blacktop. Sites vary a lot and ours was long and narrow, but with a really nice concrete sidewalk between the door area and the outdoor space situated at the rear of the RV.

You do get pretty consistent road noise from the highway, but depending on site, it's not horrible. When picking a site, the ones closest to the river are quietest and most of those offer more afternoon shade which is nice. This was our first time to this area and we loved it.

A couple of dings. There were dog bag stations, but no waste bags anywhere. A few plastic shopping bags crammed in them though. Sites are 30 amp only which wasn't enough to run more than one AC. It did cool off nicely at night though. Good AT&T signal, ok Verizon signal. We had clear sky for satellite. We will stay here again. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
244
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

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

Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride areas are incredibly beautiful with amazing Jeep/ATV trails. Gorgeous hiking trails nearby as well.

Except for the Friday Farmers market (which is very nice) in Ridgeway, skip shopping there and instead drive to Montrose for better grocery stores and a nice selection of big chain stores.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Navajo State Park, Arboles, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Three separate campgrounds in this large CO state park. We stayed in the newer full hookup section which was very nice. Any of the pull through sites in the full hookup section are big rig friendly, mostly level, and nicely separated. The main difference is the view (or lack there of) and the fact that some sites had a shade shelter. Any site overlooking the lake are prime sites, but we think site 144 was the best of the bunch. A few short walking trails are available, but none are that great. Very dog friendly with bags and waste stations around the campground and park. We were able to let our guys run in the very nice grass with no complaints (and some compliments) about being off leash when actively engaged with us which is really appreciated. Being pretty far from any major towns, this is a very quiet campground except for the noisy cows next door :-). A couple of dings...the roads and sites are gravel, so can be dusty and can get muddy when it rains. The trash containers can get very smelly and attract lots of flies. While we were there, the neighbor cows got into the campground leaving many deposits around the sites and roads. Decent Verizon and AT&T coverage and open sky for satellite reception. Nice laundry facilities that we used since our washer was on the fritz. We enjoyed our relaxing stay here and would stay again. We camped at Navajo State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
144
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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