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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Mama D's RV Campground, Cumberland City, Tennessee

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This name is WRONG and never existed. Mama D was a PREVIOUS OWNER, but the CG was ALWAYS named Elk Harbor Lakeside RV Park. ELK HARBOR LAKESIDE RV PARK is the ONLY name it ever had! They've tried to get RV Park Reviews, Google etc. to fix it, but nobody will--why not? Even Mama D herself is no longer around! We camped at Mama D's RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

See Elk Harbor Lakeside RV Park !

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

The Camp at Lake Wappapello, Wappapello, Missouri

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

New Park with about 50 RV sites plus cabins. RV sites are among the largest we've seen in over 300 CGs visited. Some are buddy sites with lots of gravel between them. We used a pull-in site, but most are BI. Regrettably, ours and the nearby ones are too sloped to get fully level (may have been possible if I was willing to have wheels off the ground), but it is workable. All sites have a fire pit, table and a raised grill. Lots of trees but good satellite view on most. This is a great CG to meet fiends at, to spend a week or whatever period. We used it for just an overnighter. Definitely would return. We camped at The Camp at Lake Wappapello in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Soo Locks Campground, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

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

The Soo Locks CG is wonderfully situated on the waterfront. The sites at the water's edge are, for a motorhome, pull-in spaces with a wonderful view. They aren't huge, but they are perfectly adequate in width with plenty of grass, especially in front. The sites in the middle of the park, those in the 2nd and 3rd rows back, are on asphalt and are tight. If all were occupied by Class A motorhomes with slides on 2 sides, you could not extend your awning. That being said, it is still an attractive park. Even the asphalt sites have grass with tables between the two rows. The price at $30/night (7th night free) are reasonable for the area. Only 30amp electric and water, no FHU sites, but there is a double-sided dump station. Pull-in and back-in, but no pull-thru sites. The park is well-maintained and clean, the laundry room adequate and reasonably priced. The free WiFi is too easily overloaded and needs to be upgraded, I hope soon. Verizon works well, and DISH satellite has a clear S-SW view from nearly all sites. We will return. We camped at Soo Locks Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The river traffic is fun to watch. Take a chair to the water's edge and relax. Walmart and Meijer's are about 2 miles away, and many other national chains as well. Plenty of local merchants and restaurants are worth visiting too.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Ojibwa Casino RV Park, Marquette, Michigan

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

Free. 7 BI sites, sandy but quite level, can handle largest of rigs. Exceptionally ample width, trees behind and between sites, beautifully finished picnic table. No W/S, no WiFi, good Verizon & DISH satellite, but local Marquette stations in SD only. If sites full, can park on huge asphalt parking lot beside a lamp post and plug into 20amp plug on each one-but it does have a good slope. Each get $5 match play & free drink certificate when register. Smokey casino, better by snack bar, no restaurant. They are expanding & will have 2 restaurants then, and improved air handling. Casino is busy, lots of cars in the lot for a Thursday night. Small but with several tables they seem to be more emphasized than slots. Great for a stopover in our 40' motorhome & toad. We camped at Ojibwa Casino RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

First come, first serve, no reservations, so call ahead if you must have 30-50 amp.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Jan's Stall Mall, Leeds, North Dakota

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

No reservations - Fine for overnight The park is located right off of US Hwy 2 behind a red-roofed gray metal building with "RV Park" written on the side. See pic. The park's 14 sites are on a straight line as you enter the park; FHU sites 7-14 & have 50amp; 1-6 are W/S only. The sites are all back-in, gravel/grass and a bit sloped to the front; electric clean, water 45 psi, sewer convenient. Minimal grass between sites. The well-graded road is gravel/dirt without potholes. Even # sites have water on the left; odd # sites must have long enough hoses to reach under or around to the right side. Trees on the north side only, so good satellite view. Password-protected WiFi has a strong signal. Quiet; you are far enough from the highway it is little heard. Google maps insists on calling it Jan's Stall Mall & RV Park; Garmin likes Jan's RV Park; RV Park Reviews only Jan's Stall Mall. Payment is honor system: put registration card & $24 cash (ONLY) into box in the provided envelope inside door of the building. Also inside is also a very clean bathroom & shower. CCTV cameras on the building probably record images; they do allow owner to see the park spaces, so you can call ahead to learn if there are any empty sites. We camped at Jan's Stall Mall in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

25 miles east in Rugby is Prairie Village Museum, a $7-admission bargain that's worth a visit. There's RV parking as well.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Cottonwood Inn & Suites, Glasgow, Montana

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

A surprisingly good, small RV park behind the hotel. Very easy access thru hotel paved parking lot. RV park roads & sites are excellent packed gravel, among the most level we've found anywhere. Our site was back-in; there are some pull-thru as well. Good grass space between sites. Hookups are perfectly situated on their own small concrete pad. Water at 55 psi is great, even tastes ok too. Trees are small so satellite tunes perfectly. WiFi is among the best we've experienced (and we've visited 300 parks). It's great for a stopover and I really wouldn't mind spending several days here. It does seem a bit overpriced, however: $41 less AARP discount plus taxes= $39.59/night. We camped at Cottonwood Inn & Suites in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Make a reservation. Small good park is full.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Shelby RV Park & Resort, Shelby, Montana

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a resort! But convenient for overnight. We stayed one night. Don't get your hopes up; this is a basic park, unless you define a picnic table as a resort. A train horn a couple times overnight was startling, to say the least. A few noisy vehicles too, but I don't think they were on the highway. Very bright parking lot lights make it seem like daylight all night-use blackout shades! The electric is clean, water is a good 55 PSI. On the back-in sites the sewer is at the rear, so you'll need more than 20' of sewer hose to reach it if your RV is like ours. Pull-through sites have 2 well-located sewer options. The park is on a hillside; roads are good packed gravel. We tried 3 back-in sites; none were level, though they seem to have tried using an excess of gravel to level them, leading to deep ruts (to be level, we'd have had a set of rear wheels off the ground-and ours was the best of the 3!). Pull-through sites may be better. 5ers and trailers will have it easier than our motorhome. The counter help at check-in were pleasant, but they are ignorant of RV requirements. No trees over 6', so satellite sight-lines are excellent. WiFi is excellent. The bathroom building looks to be new. We didn't try use motel amenities. We camped at Shelby RV Park & Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Garmin GPS does not recognize the park-use the address or Comfort Inn.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Century II Campground & RV Park, Salmon, Idaho

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

Great location with a great view. Been here twice & will come again. Never seems full. Packed gravel drives & sites. Lots of shade trees in middle and south end, so tough on satellites--even the 3 north sites can be difficult because the satellites are so low on the S-SW horizon. Excellent WiFi. For a class A motorhome, only 6 o7 back-in sites on either side will work. The 3 pull-ins on the N side are very close/tight, but site 14 is usually open on the passenger side to the river; more space on the S side back-in sites, but no view there. For campers and 5th wheels, the PT sites in the middle offer decent grass and views besides. Quiet. We came out of our way to return. Love the view, nice small town with some excellent local restaurants. Try Oddfellows Bakery (take home a baguette) for specialty sandwiches, Salmon River Coffee Shop for great breakfasts, and Savage Grill for burgers. Junk Yard Bistro and Shady Nook Steakhouse have good reps too. We camped at Century II Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Bud's RV Park (formerly Bud's Campground Grocery), Gearhart, Oregon

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

41 sites. Bud's is a nice little park behind the small grocery store (they smoke their own brisket and pulled pork out back--brisket sandwich was great!) on US 101 just north of Seaside, OR. Friendly, helpful folks. Sites are very neat; short but wide with each site having a parking pad for RV & pad for tow vehicle, patio with a picnic table & a patch of grass at the back. WiFi is good, but periodically disappears for a few minutes. Lots of flower baskets make it extra attractive. Great for a stopover. We camped at Bud's RV Park (formerly Bud's Campground Grocery) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Try their sandwiches! Lewis & Clark NP visitor center and fort not far away. Be sure to watch both movies; both well done

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Thousand Trails - Oceana, Ocean City, Washington

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Only few sites up front have full hookups--and only 30amp at that. They are short sites for a class A motorhome, but it works. Our site was not too tight, with enough space for our 3 slides and the car, but it would have been much tighter if we didn't have a small trailer for one neighbor. It isn't a resort by any stretch of the imagination, no amenities (well, they do provide a site picnic table , but too tight to really use it and I did spot horse shoes), but it is close to the beach; it's an ok park. No park WiFi, just a hot spot in the "clubhouse". The site 9 we were in was very level with a tiny patch of grass. Road was thin gravel/dirt, but where we drove it was free of potholes. I went to the larger rear area, and it is really quite attractive with all the grass. Few people here in mid-June, so lots of spaces and nearly everybody has an empty space between them and their neighbors. (Unlike the small front area with FHUs, with was full.) RVs are around the perimeter against the trees; a large open grass area in the middle is quite attractive. A path of a couple hundred yards leads to the beach. We stayed only one night on our way north. With Passport America, cost was $19 + $4 fee +tax.

Stay at the rear W/E sites if you can hold off dumping till you leave; nicer area and I think the sites appear a bit wider. If you stay in the FHU sites in a class A, you will feel you are sticking out into the road--but there is plenty of width for others to get by. We camped at Thousand Trails - Oceana in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Aurora RV Park and Marina, Nice, California

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Some reviews have been grossly unfair (which is why I'm writing-I don't' write many reviews). This isn't a "resort" type park, but a great small park right on the lake. Heck, they even have free kayaks to use! It is a park divided by Lakeshore Blvd, with a few sites on the waterfront and the remainder across the road (which appeared to be fine basic sites as well). This is an RV park without grass between sites but with plenty of trees around, just not between the sites. The sites by the water are short for a 40' motorhome, but they do allow large rigs in them (which stick out into the drive). We were in site 7 and the park host allowed us to park diagonally so that both our windshield and our passenger side windows had a great view of the lake. The WiFi was the best we've had in 100s of parks. The office gals were fun and helpful. Watching the battling ducks was a riot. Our site adjoined the common picnic area of the park, so it was fun people-watching and various families came to fish, smoke, eat breakfast (never saw other meals prepped there, but they certainly could have) and just generally hang out. We loved it here and will definitely return if we're in the area again. We came because it was a Passport America park, and it is one of the best ones. We camped at Aurora RV Park and Marina in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

The Reef RV Park, Puerto PeƱasco (Rocky Point), Sonora

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

REVIEW: The Reef is rather large with over 200 sites, 70 facing the ocean. Sites are well laid out and large; the roads too are ample. Getting there off of Hwy 8 is easy on paved streets and a couple roundabouts, but the last ~¾ mile is a dusty, washboard sand/dirt street (wonder why it's not paved properly?)-if driving a motorhome, go very slow or you'll knock everything off the cupboard shelves. There is a stop sign and park signage in the middle of the sand where you turn left toward the park and 2 restaurants. Just before the restaurants is a building on the right with a placard reading "Tienda de Servicios" outside a gate. Turn right thru the gate, park on the right and walk back into the Tienda office to register. The appears to be all asphalt but it is covered with a thin layer of sand. It's a good hard surface both for parking and driving; most of it is smooth without potholes. The beach is rough sand, not the fine particle type. There's no vegetation like trees or bushes (well, there are a dozen palm trees on the inland side), but that's the nature of the area along the beach. The WiFi worked well for us, but the park was only about 10% full. Water pressure varied greatly, electric consistent ~125v on 50amp. DISH satellite brought in Phoenix locals (we didn't call in any location change for our previous 3 locations in AZ either) as well as all the rest. Six wide access points to the beach make getting there easy for those parked away from the beach. If not on the ocean, sites at that end of the alphabetical rows will be closest with the best views-#14 for coaches and probably #13 for 5th wheels. Low numbers in each row will be closest to the bathrooms, especially rows F thru M. The ocean view is wonderful, and that is the point of coming here. If you want a lot of park amenities, go stateside. And, of course, the park is full of Americans. We like it and definitely plan to return. We camped at The Reef RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
K14
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Drive slowly, watch for the often-camouflaged stop ("Alto") signs. On many streets the speed limit is 15mph, so don't push it. You must drive into town to do your shopping--it is not a short walk from the park.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Preferred RV Resort, Pahrump, Nevada

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We came for easy access to Death Valley, 45 minutes away. That worked fine for us (spent all day on long drive--great, worth the visit). The CG had its own veritable forest, a lot of green in the desert! We aren't much for pools or activities, but they clearly have a lot. Park is huge and caters to families thru retirees. They even had a greeter who came to our campsite with all sorts of suggestions, including planning our trip thru Death Valley--sage advise, as it turned out. We camped at Preferred RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
206
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Listen to the greeter's advice re Death Valley stops. A number of people spoke highly of the local winery.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Fender's River Road Resort, Needles, California

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is delightful if you can get one of the 7 sites (all pull-in for motorhomes) right on the river. We felt they were worth the effort. Those sites are sloped; ours required 4-high 2x6 boards under front wheels of our 40' rig, plus 8" blocks under front jacks. They had the wood. Your neighbors are cheek-by-jowl, but you have a nice grass area in front from which to watch the Colorado River flow by--and you have an even better view out your windshield. Loved it. The sites up top have no real view and it is a large gravel lot, quite level. But you can walk down to either the small floating dock or the 2-level patios (you could stay dry during a storm or out of the sun on hot days on the lower level). Take your chair & beverage. There are a few long-term residents in the park, but none gave us the "junky" feel we've often experienced elsewhere. The owner and the gal who manages the park are fun and helpful as well. As far as noise goes, only the occasional loud boat on the water interrupted the overall serenity. For any real shopping you'll have to drive a good 15 miles into AZ to a Safeway or Walmart. Fuel is much cheaper in AZ too. We camped at Fender's River Road Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Choteau Mountain View Campground, Choteau, Montana

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

All gravel roads & sites with some grass between the rows. Nearly all are 30amp only, but he indicated they have "a few" 50amp. Friendly helpful folk. All sites designed to face west in a motorhome (end of June the sun is brutal on the windshield, covered or not!), but he allowed me to face east and simply run electric & water under the rig (didn't use sewer, but appears newish. Worked out well. Park is a strange design whereby RVs park in rows behind each other, so if you are in the middle you will be unable to depart before those in front of you. Not a problem when not full, and I'm sure they keep this in mind when putting you onto your site. With an electric upgrade to 50 amp and a lot of tree planting/nurturing this could be a nice little park. Site was almost level, but should have used blocks on down-hill side. We camped at Choteau Mountain View Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

It seems like a good place to drop in without a reservation

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