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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Many other reviewers discuss the beauty and characteristics of this park, so I won't simply repeat them. This is a note for dog owners. We travel with our two Labrador Retrievers and were very disappointed to read material from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department itself which stated that there are no "dog-friendly" hiking trails in Cheyenne Mountain State Park for reasons of wildlife roaming through the area. However, on arriving at the park we discovered from park personnel that this is simply not true. There are, in fact, several easy walking trails throughout the park that are fine for walking pets as long as they are on-leash and there is even a printed map showing the trails. So if you, as we, have canine companions along for the ride, do not be dissuaded by literature which states that dogs are not allowed on the trails. We camped at Cheyenne Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15 - Gobbler Grove
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Normally back-in sites have superior views to pull-throughs, but even the pull-through sites here have great mountain views.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort, Custer, South Dakota

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here with our daughter, her husband, and their 1- and 3-year old children because the reviews indicate how "kid friendly" it is, and those reviewers were right. What is not emphasized is what a nice park this is for adults as well. As mentioned by others, this used to be a "Flintstone Bedrock" park and you will find that many search engines and gps devices have not been updated to reflect the new name. The sites are all pull-through and, although a little close to the sites beside you, there is nice vegetation between each and you'll have no problem putting out slides and awnings. There are fire rings placed in the general areas around the park and at the tent sites and sleeping cabins, but none in the RV area. The bath house restrooms and showers are remarkably clean and well maintained which is no surprise as they are cleaned twice a day, seven days a week. You can place your trash out behind your camper in the morning and a truck will pick it up at 10:00 a.m. All of the RV sites are a crushed stone and very level. Entrance and egress were easy. My EMS indicated that our 50-amp power was steady at around 120 volts. Water pressure was not great, but fine for showering. Our adult children stayed in one of the sleeper cabins, and it was exactly that: Bunk beds, a ceiling light, electric fan and a space heater. That's it. No water or toilet. I.e., a permanent tent. So be aware of that if you are camping with non-RV friends. They are located near the bath house and have individual fire rings. We camped at Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
103
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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:

The Buffalo Ridge Theater is on site and has entertainment every night. We chose to attend the Magic Show, thinking it would be entertaining for the little kids with us, but not expecting much for adults. We were pleasantly surprised that, despite being in little Custer, S.D., the show was very professional, captivating, and left us adults pondering how on earth they performed some of the tricks. I highly recommend it.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Mountaindale Cabins & RV Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for the Mothers' Day weekend and enjoyed a special "waffle bar" breakfast Mothers' Day morning. The staff is very helpful and courteous, the campground very clean, and the space between sites is spacious. The basic hookups all functioned well. We had a pull-through spot which was easy for our 34-footer and tow truck, and there were plenty of trees to make you know you aren't in an RV parking lot. The only reason I don't give the park a "10" is because the cable television service is abysmal. There a 22 channels available, but the station selection is pretty offbeat with a couple of exceptions. None of the station feeds are digital, only analog, and the picture quality was the worst I've seen since the earliest days of videotapes. I popped in a DVD I had brought just to make certain the problem wasn't my televisions. (It wasn't.). Also, as with most campgrounds, the wi-fi wasn't the greatest, and we were very close to the main tower. Overall, however, the experience was very good, and we would definitely camp here again. (Just be sure to have a satellite TV or bring along the DVDs.) We camped at Mountaindale Cabins & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

This is only a few miles outside of Colorado Springs, so it would be a great place to stay while taking in the beautiful attractions in the area.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Broken Arrow Campground, Custer, South Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here with our horses for access to the numerous riding trails. The owners/operators are extremely conscientious in maintaining and improving the facility. New covered stalls were almost completed at this writing. Having full hookups at a horse camping facility is almost a rarity, and the owners could not be more helpful and friendly. There is no wi-fi, but strong cell tower signals make cell phone hot spots easy and effective. Custer is a nice little town with plenty of restaurants and attractions, yet Broken Arrow is just far enough out of town to feel very much in a rural setting. This is definitely a campground to keep in mind whether camping with or without horses! We camped at Broken Arrow Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

As far as a Western state park goes this one is exceptional. No, you don't back up to a beautiful lake or mountain vista. But trees can be pretty hard to come by in Colorado and camp sites can be bunched on top of one another. This is the refreshing exception and the reason why Cherry Creek State Park is so highly rated. My wife and I live a grand total of fifteen minutes from this campground, and although the park is right on a major state highway, you'd never know it once you're settled in to your site. We stayed on the Coyote Loop which is one of the best as you back in to a berm surrounded by trees and would never know that you're in a major metropolitan area. Bring your bicycles as there are extensive bike trails throughout the park. (This is Colorado, you know, where the old joke really is true that the bike on top of the car is worth more than the car itself.) Bring your pistols and long rifles as there is an excellent shooting range in the park. There's a wonderful marina located close by, also inside the park. There is a well-maintained horse stable in the park, so dedicate one afternoon for a trail ride. Bring your dogs: there's an extensive off-leash "run 'em ragged" section as well. The wi-fi is marginal, and at times will go down completely, but hey! This is a government facility. What do you expect? For many a Denver-area resident this is an opportunity to "get away" while still being literally only minutes from home. For out-of-towners this is how you can be in the midst of metropolitan Denver and still have a campground retreat. The sites are level and uniformly well maintained. We have friends locally who come to Cherry Creek every year and wouldn't miss it. We love this park. There's a good reason why you have to reserve your sight well in advance. We camped at Cherry Creek State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Coyote Loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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