About Jerry and Betsy

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

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Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

St. Bernard State Park, Braithwaite, Louisiana

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

A decent enough park at a very reasonable price within a 45 minutes of the French quarter. I didn't find it as nice other reviewers for a few reasons. The asphalt pads are very narrow with water and electric at the very rear of the pad. There is a wood blockade also at the rear of the pad which limits how far you can back into the site, so tow parking is almost non existent unless you park on the grass, which is illegal. There are many low laying areas around the park, and next to sites which were filled with swampy water, so there are lots of mosquitoes around. The entrance is a bit narrow with close trees, and the road through the park has some tight corners with lots of close and overhanging trees and branches. Due to limited site size, there are also vehicles protruding into the road. For those reasons, I would not classify this park as big rig friendly. Still, a good value with an easy drive to New Orleans. Very good Verizon data coverage, and our site had a clear sky view for satellite reception. We camped at St. Bernard State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

Cajun Palms RV Resort, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

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

I wish I had paid more attention to the poorer reviews of this park, they were spot on! We needed an overnight stop in the area and this park looked promising. Wrong choice. Very crowded, close sites, vehicles and parts of RVs infringing into the narrow roads, tons of unsupervised kids roving through the campground, kids playing football in the narrow streets, barking dogs, loud TVs, stereos, and golf carts galore (with more blaring music), neighbor fire pits a few feet from your rig, and to top it off, a very loud live band playing. There was also some kind of cook off going on and the area where that was held was a mess. Tight corners, high curbs, narrow roads make driving through hazardous. I also don't understand why they put a overnighter in the midst of park central. Look for other options, but if you must stop here, see if you can get a site in the perimeter of the park. The good, there were dog waste stations and the live band ended by 10pm. If you have kids, a golf cart, and like loud parties, this is the place for you. We won't be back. We camped at Cajun Palms RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
214
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

Cranes Mill Park COE, Canyon Lake, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

A really nice, smaller RV campground on a very pretty peninsula on Canyon Lake. 30 electric/water sites with varying size of yards. I think our site, 14, was the nicest site with large side and rear yards with a nice tree in the rear for shade and a pretty water view. Other sites are very nice, some with direct access to the lake, but offer smaller yards and closer neighbors. Lake access is limited with the flooding and large amount of wood debris on the shore. The lower end day use and tent camping area was closed due to flood damage when we were there, but the closed road was still really nice for walking. The biggest ding to this campground is the many horribly unlevel sites. Generally, the outside loop sites tended to be more level, but several of those were bad as well. The reservation website does attempt to clue you in on how level which helps, and shorter RVs will be a bit easier to get level. All sites were plenty wide and long with an extra parking spot for towed vehicle or boat. No sewer hookup, but there is a two lane dump station. Very good Verizon data coverage and I think most sites will have clear sky for satellite reception. We enjoyed our stay in the area and will be back. We camped at Cranes Mill Park COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

Mother Neff State Park, Moody, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

A gorgeous, small, well laid out Texas park. Fairly new with only 20 full hookup sites, there truly is not a bad site in the campground. Sites are pretty level and all are long enough for the biggest rigs. One ding is you don't get to reserve a specific site, so when you arrive you are given a list of available sites to pick from. There are pictures and data about the sites, but without seeing them in person, you really don't know what you're getting. Since they are all great sites, not a big deal unless you want some shade or sun. There were people checking in behind us so we couldn't do a drive through before choosing. We got lucky with 13 which was huge with plenty of afternoon shade. We loved this park and will be back when in the area. Nice short hiking trails, but they get pretty muddy with rain, so we walked the roads instead. One surprise to us was how close the campground was to a regularly used road, so there is some road noise, but it's not bad at all. Good AT&T data coverage, decent Verizon, and our site had clear views for satellite reception. We camped at Mother Neff State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

Coyote Keeth's RV Park, Clayton, New Mexico

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

A nice overnight stop. Most of the park was filled with transient workers, but it was quiet and pretty clean. Nice sections of lush green grass between the sites which was nice to see, but inconsiderate dog owners before us left several poop piles in our yard. Self serve, easy in and out, full hookups and pretty quiet even being next to the highway. No trees for clear satellite reception. A bit on the pricey side, but not much in the area. We won't hesitate staying here again when passing through. We camped at Coyote Keeth's 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
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

Champoeg State Heritage Area, Newberg, Oregon

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

A beautiful, very large Oregon state recreation area. There are two campground loops, A loop which was older, sites were closer together, more treed for shade, and no sewer hookups. B loop is newer, sites have a bit more space and have sewer hookups. Less shade in B loop, but there is some. Several miles of pretty walking/biking paths. Very dog friendly with waste stations and large non fenced exercise areas. We loved this park and look forward to a return visit. I think most sites in B loop have clear sky views for satellite reception, but ours was one of the few which did not. We camped at Champoeg State Heritage Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B22
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

Carmela RV Park, Glenns Ferry, Idaho

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

A decent overnight stop. Located between a golf course and vineyard with plenty of shade, this is a pretty little park. It's a bit far from the interstate on some crappy roads, but it is quiet and we had a site next to the rarely used road. Last time we stopped in the area, we stayed at the nearby state park which we really enjoyed, but they charge almost as much as this park and they only have water and electric. Some obstacles close to the park roads and some turns are tight especially pulling a toad, so caution is required. We had to unhook the toad to make one sharp corner. Golfcarts do drive through the park which is a bit annoying depending on what site you are in. We camped at Carmela RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

Western Hills Campground, Rawlins, Wyoming

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

A very large gravel parking lot with sites very close together. But hey, this is a decent overnight spot, not a destination resort. Easy access to interstate with fuel stops and a few restaurants near by. It looks like the entire park has been refreshed with new gravel and I saw no standing water or mud. We arrived for an overnight in late October (the only park open at the time) and water had already been shut off so we paid a reduced rate. One major ding was the power. For several hours the one night we stayed, the power was constantly shutting off/on. Sorry, but not having reliable utilities is inexcusable for an RV park and is an automatic "poor" rating from us. We camped at Western Hills Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

Bullards Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

A very decent Oregon state park close to the cute town of Bandon. Three loops with a real mixed bag of sites. For full hookups, loop A is probably your best bet, but be aware that the sites on the inside of the loop are mostly at 90 degrees from the road, while the outside loops are angled for easier back in. Our site, A14 had a really nice, large side yard with no close neighbors and a large rear yard with no neighbors. It's about a 1.5 mile walk to the beach, and while it was okay, it was probably our least favorite beach on the Oregon coast. The good news is the beach is Bandon is absolutely fabulous! We did our daily 4-6 mile beach walk there. Very dog friendly area (including the beach), some good restaurants, and gorgeous beach made this area one of our favorites in Oregon. Unfortunately, the park itself was nothing special. Coos Bay is convenient for any big box store shopping. We had no satellite reception due to tree coverage, nor would most sites, but there were a few RVs with dishes up. Decent AT&T data coverage and okay Verizon coverage. We camped at Bullards Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A14
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

Beachside State Park, Waldport, Oregon

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

A truly beautiful little Oregon state park campground. In fact, after spending about a total of about 6 months on the Oregon coast, this one is by far, our favorite state park. Officially, the maximum length of the sites is 40 feet, but there are several sites on the ocean side that will fit big rigs (with limited room for tow parking, but there are extra parking spaces available). One thing to be cautious of is the large concrete curb at the rear of the site. Big rigs will need to hang over the curb, so be sure when you dump air there is no contact. Sites 63 (prime spot), 65, and 67 are no problems for big rigs, and most of the rest of the sites in the ocean road would work. You do have road noise, but it quiets down at night, and honestly, the ocean noise mostly drowns out the road noise anyways. All sites are a very short walk to the many miles of beautiful dog friendly beach. A couple of dings. The bathroom/shower rooms were old, dirty, and almost always smelled bad. A good power washing with disinfectant would do wonders. No sewer hookup and no dump station in the park. There is a city dump station in Waldport ($10), otherwise you need to drive to the nearest state park, South Beach, near Newport. AT&T hotspot data coverage was very good, Verizon cell was poor to non existent in the campground. We had satellite reception in site 67, but that depends on tree coverage in your site. We camped at Beachside State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

South Beach State Park, Newport, Oregon

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

Multiple loops in this state park, with a real mix of big rig friendly spots. We prefer the F or G loops for the larger sites, although if you don't mind the constant traffic, the sites along the main road are easier to get into with some having decent sized back yards. Outside loop sites are easier to back into with the angled drives, inside loop sites are mostly close to 90 degrees from the road. No matter which site, there are several low/close trees to watch out for, and unfortunately, we saw a couple of RVers hit trees/branches. Pruning of branches may be required to back in, or put slides out, just don't let the host see you. Still, this is a great park with easy access to the dog friendly beach, a few miles of walking/biking trails, and close to Newport with some great restaurants and good grocery stores. There was a heavy rain the night before we arrived, so our reserved site was flooded. Fortunately, we were able to move to F25 which was a lovely, large corner spot. The site we had reserved did drain by the next day, so drainage appears to be decent. We were able to get satellite reception from F25, but don't count on it due to heavy tree coverage. Verizon and AT&T were usable. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F25
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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

Fort Stevens State Park, Hammond, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

A huge Oregon state park with a real mix of sites. Most of the sites are heavily wooded in constant shade, so if there is rain, nothing ever dries out. Depending on the site, big rig access may be a bit tough, and some pruning may be required to avoid scratching paint. Great walking/biking trails, a cool old fort to explore, and a really nice beach that you are allowed to drive on (4wd recommended). Close to Astoria with great restaurants and breweries. No satellite reception due to heavy tree coverage, Verizon and AT&T are very spotty depending on location. We enjoyed our stay and will be back. Reserve in advance if you want full hookups, and this is one of the few parks I would recommend getting a site on the main road, especially if here in cooler weather so you can enjoy some sun at your site. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
N14 and I80
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

LePage Park COE, Rufus, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Easy on/off from the interstate for a quick overnight stay, but I certainly wouldn't rule out staying longer. The pull through sites are right on the river with amazing views (no grass) but this is a very popular park on the weekend with campers, boaters, barking dogs, haphazard parking of boat trailers, other vehicles infringing on your site, and loud kids. Not to mention trains and interstate noise. Still, a lovely small COE with nice water/electric only sites, a nice beach, and a very nice large grassy area. If you can, skip the weekends. We camped at LePage Park COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
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
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

St. Mary / East Glacier KOA, St Mary, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

With sites starting at $80/night, this is one of the most expensive parks we have ever stayed in. While the park itself is nothing special, it is very close to the East Glacier entrance, and about 1/2 hour drive from the spectacular hiking in Many Glacier. Sites are a real mixed bag with some being very unlevel (front tires hanging off the ground) to dirt/mud side yards, to relatively level sites with nice grass yards. If you don't mind back in sites, they seem to be more level than the pull throughs with most sites in section B being fine. We were in B14, which was level and a huge grass side yard. Unfortunately, zero AT&T service, but surprisingly, the park WiFi worked really well at our location. Good Verizon and open sky for satellite reception. Dog friendly with bags and waste stations around the park. Very nice camp store. We won't rule out staying here again, but will check out alternative locations. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B14
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 67

Townsite Campground (Parks Canada), Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

A nice, big rig friendly campground. Quiet except for unsupervised screaming kids and a few loud car stereos. Mostly open sites with little to no shade, but it wasn't a problem in August except for a few very warm days. Sites are nicely spaced, level, with grass between them (with lots of holes from the huge population of ground squirrels). We really enjoyed our stay here even with well over half the trails closed, very smoky days from nearby fires, and a fire evacuation alert which lasted several days. Some very nice to outstanding (crypt lake) hiking trails. We will return, hopefully with some clear days. The entire perimeter of town is about 2.5 miles, so everything is in walking distance. Clear sky for satellite reception. A couple of dings - Sewer hookup is in middle of pad under RV. No dog waste bags. We camped at Townsite Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A34
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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