Previous review gets it dead right. We had owner's site 34, which has a nice grass area in front where you could position a couple of chairs in the shade of two trees, with the koi pond only a few paces away. Yes there are mosquitoes, who would imagine in the desert, and my wife got eaten alive! $59 with 10% discount for AARP.
We arrived without a reservation after watching the bat flight at Carlsbad Cavern. That was our first mistake. You have to go to the Rodeway Inn to check in! Stood in line behind half a dozen people checking in to the motel. Warning signs should have been that the hotel had lost all three reservations of the couples in front of me. Finally served by a very nice, very senior gentlemen who completed my reservation. After nearly an hour wait, he shows me a very poor aerial photo of the campsite, no campground map, and tells me to take #1 or #2! I unhook my toad, drive into the park, and then spent 30 minutes walking up and down with a flashlight trying to find these sites. Then we are joined by the next customer in line, doing the same thing. I sent my wife back in the toad to the motel for clearer instructions, to be told "Pick any empty site!" Myself and the other lost camper spent another 30 minutes walking and driving around in the dark before we found at the end of an obscure hidden road more sites. In desperation we walked these remote sites with a flashlight before we found numbers #1 and #2 written in 1" inch letters on an electrical box!!! Finally 2 hours after registering I managed to pull into site #1. I am wedged between two permanent campers. I am not able to open my slides fully, as others have mentioned. The sites face each other. When I open my door I am three feet away from my neighbours awning. We share a center table, his grill is three feet from my slide! This is the worst campsite I have ever stayed in. The most badly organized, poorly designed and most poorly run. Under no circumstances consider staying here. It is far too stressful, and at $40, it is ridiculously overpriced. If it was free I wouldn't stay here again, if I could give it a minus score I would. Horrible, horrible, horrible!
This site is one of Good Sam's top 100 sites. It probably does get 10/10/10 on their scale, but it lacks character and atmosphere. It sits on the side of Interstate 17, with some sites as close as 20 uninterrupted yards to the highway; the traffic noise is obvious. Most sites have no views. Our site had one of the few small areas of grass in front of it, but looked over a construction storage site. The location is poor. You are over 20 miles to Sedona, and apart from the local casino 400 yards away, you are 3-4 miles from Camp Verde, which consists of a small number of local businesses and a handful of restaurants. You can understand why this is simply a stopover site. Accepts Good Sam and one night Passport America at $21.
We chose to stay in their overflow lot, which is where the staff live, because those sites are the only ones with cable. The overflow site is 200 yards away, off site, with no showers, toilet, laundry or Wi-Fi, so you need to be self sufficient here, or else walk back to the main camp site. We drove around the main campsite and was not impressed. Sites close together, not level, no shade, looked very sad and dusty. The overflow sites are red gravel, long, wide, no security, no fencing, on the side of a quiet road behind the Best Western, but clean and quiet. The owners of Ruby's Inn Campground own everything here, the Lodge, the gas station, the hotels, the store, and all eating options. They are the only show in town, but right outside the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. It's convenient but you pay the price. This campground would be $15-20 anywhere else.
This park is a mobile home park, with about 30 pull-through sites for short stays, which are up front near the entrance. These pull-throughs are long gravel sites with a small concrete pad. Water, electric, and sewer only. Maybe it's because we were here in June, but it was like staying in a ghost town. No atmosphere, no greenery, no lawns, no shade. 107F and nowhere to get out of the sun and heat. OK as a one night stopover.
Great staff, but the office is only open 8-5. Sites are dirt with patchy weeds in between, back to back, with power at your rear and fairly close together. Max length site is 42'. No security. I was never able to get onto campground Wi-Fi. Verizon and AT&T two to three bars. Close to town and walking distance to several restaurants, liquor store (very expensive) and gas station. Also very close to Rocky Mountain NP which is magnificent.
First impressions as we pulled in was how depressing this park looked. It is probably the most deflated I have been after arriving at a campground in a long time. On the side of the highway, nothing but dirt and weeds, backing on to what looks like a run down farm. Water pressure low with a bad taste. No cable, only one or two over the air channels. 3 miles from Alamosa.
This park was a pleasant surprise. Two minutes from Mississippi Bridge, historic sites, I20 and casinos. Only 10 minutes from Vicksburg National Military Park . Clean quiet park with 50' concrete slabs, manicured lawns between sites, all amenities for $27 near the centre of Vicksburg! Would definitely stay here next time.
Great park. Huge lots with 50 feet of grassed space between and behind each lot. Safe, secure, quiet, including a 300' fishing pier, yet minutes from bay front restaurants, USS Alabama and downtown historical district of Mobile. This park is classified as lakefront. However, it has waterfront lots on Ducker Bay, which is part of Mobile Bay with direct ocean access. This body of water is the same one that has the battleship USS Alabama moored on. One word of advise. Alabama State Parks' reservation system is unreliable, if not completely broken. I telephoned on the Thursday morning before Memorial weekend for a 4 day reservation and was told they were fully booked for Fri, Sat, Sun. Only Thursday night was available. I was only a couple of hours away, so I decided to turn up and hope for a cancellation. When I arrived and asked if there were any cancellations I was told "No problem, we have availability for 4 nights." It turned out that there were 15-17 empty spaces every day. And I was told by regulars that this happens every weekend. My rate was $29 Thursday and Sunday, $34 Friday and Saturday. We would definitely stay here again.
We stayed here in a 43' A class with tow. Their pull through sites are very big, probably 60+ x 20'. They have 50/30 full hook ups, no cable and only one over the air channel was clear enough to watch. The sites are spacious, which is uncommon in Nova Scotia where most sites are cramped and share a utility pole. There is a slight side slope which the owners have made an effort to level. There is also some road noise from the very busy 104 which is about 400 yards away. The owner's son registered us and he was very friendly and efficient. Confused by the previous post about the entrance road. The road we came into the campground on was extremely wide and smooth with no tree/overhang problems. There is so much space in front of the office that I could almost do a 360 in my 43' coach. Wi-Fi was strong, telephone signal good. There is a view of Linwood harbor 100 yards away. Our rate reflects 50 amp, 30 amp is $5 less. We came here after being at another campground, which is only 800 yards away, messed up our reservation. They admitted it was their fault and suggested we tried Linwood Harbor. I'm glad they did mess up, because this was a much nicer campground.
This is the most popular campground in the Baddeck area. It is also my suggested choice. It is run by a very efficient and friendly German family. They have spent a lot of time and money on this campground. The Pros. Big site. Licensed restaurant, heated pool, great for kids, river beach, canoeing and hiking trail. Half a mile off the road, so almost no road noise. Cons. Very close compact sites, sharing utility pole. Almost no room between sites. Whilst we were there, our neighbors sat under our slide out to get shade from the sun. We found ourselves whispering because we thought our neighbors could hear us. We stayed five nights and could rarely get on the Internet. In fact, we even sat outside the office to get a good signal with zero results. If you don't have a router or personal hotspot on your cell phone you will be extremely frustrated. No cable and no over the air channels. Bring a DVD!
This is the closest site to St John. There are no other options close by. The campground is run by the city. In the middle of a 2200 acre park. We were on site 73, which is one of a few full hook up sites. Lower numbers are closer to the showers, which is also the source of the Internet, which was very slow as other reviewers have said. This is a gravel parking lot with limited grass growing through. When we arrived it had rained for 5 days. Many sites were flooded as the gravel has poor drainage. We struggled to position our 43' RV so that we didn't step out into large puddles. Sites are only 40', but are 30' wide. Sites share a utility pole at the back of the site, so you will need at least a 25' sewer hose and possibly a 30-35 power cable. No problem for big rigs in or out. No cable, no 50 amp. Water pressure is low. Over the air antenna has two channels. This city site has quite a lot of permanent campers with commercial pick ups, and there are a couple of families with commercial asphalt trucks. These two sites look horrible. You can hear the railroad, but it is in the distance. While we were here the weather was constant rain and fog, but when the weather is better there are a lot of hiking and cycling trails within the park. The Reversing Falls are fantastic, the city of St John is not very interesting.
This campground is 1 mile before crossing over the bridge to Mount Desert Island, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP. But still under 10 miles to Bar Harbor, and 6 miles to Acadia NP. The upside is this is the only campground where you can get an oceanfront site with 50 amp, sewer and cable. You can get Wi-Fi at their hot spot free, or $$ on site, $5.95 per day or $16.95 per week. Pretty basic campground with level gravel sites. Premium oceanfront sites in season are $104 per night +++ resort fees and taxes take it to $120. You could probably get a hotel for the same price!!!
This campground does not except reservations or credit cards. There are 7 sites that have a distant ocean view from the hilltop, and about 50 other pull throughs with no view that have 50 amp, water and sewer. There is no cable. Fifty amp pull throughs are on the hill and are on a pronounced slope. Fifty amps sites by the main road are much more level, but have no views or ambience.. This is the most popular site in Bar Harbor because of the price. Unfortunately, it is a long way to come without a reservation, because in season you probably will arrive to find there is nothing available.
Oceanfront sites on all campsites in Bar Harbor are not allowed to have sewer, local by-law. The oceanfront sites have no Cable or sewer. Premium oceanfront is $85 per night, minimal oceanfront $77 in season. This is ridiculous for a sub par, run down campground which should be $20 per night. Honey truck is $25, making this come out at $100+++ per night.
Great campground. Owners are very attentive to detail. If you are camping in a tent, then this site is magnificent. There are only 12 RV sites with full hook ups and some of these only have 30 amp. We were in a pull through 18A which was a 50 amp site, about 90' long, very wide, and private with tons of space. Great for kids, with lots for them to do. Just outside Franconia with a few restaurants, stores etc. within walking/cycling distance. Wi-Fi worked great, AT&T was patchy, Verizon worked fine. Great hiking close by.
Fabulous park. Big wide sites with plenty of space between sites. Four pools including one indoors, two playgrounds, three jacuzzis, sauna, basketball courts, bocce court, volleyball courts, horseshoes, shuffleboard, stocked fishing pond, soccer fields, two softball fields, nature trails, ping-pong, billiards, arcade and bike park. Big, well stocked RV and general store. Business/concierge center. Propane service. Snack bar. Complimentary dog walking service or kennels ($), perfect when out for the day sight seeing. Incredible energetic, helpful staff. They even produce their own extensive brochures of all the things to do in the area. Our rate was based on a weekly stay. Beware water pressure here is 80-100 lbs. Finally, we arrived on a Thursday, the camp was only 20% full. Friday and Saturday the camp was full, literally. Monday back to 20% occupancy. I am told this is a regular weekend experience.
Huge park. Very close to Interstate 95/495, and you can hear the traffic noise. All of the sites are gravel. Many are not level, and if you have auto jacks, the wheels on one side will barely be touching the ground. Most big rigs will not have much room to park their toad/truck. Back ins are various lengths, with a few 45' which are the longest. Pull throughs are much longer, but in limited numbers. Premium sites don't offer much more than regular sites, and don't seem worth paying more for. You are one hour from DC using the the Metro. Hardly any good restaurants or chain restaurants within 5 miles. Nearest is Applebee's, about 3-4 miles, but terrible service and reviews! Office staff are hit and miss; we were unlucky and got poor service most of the time. The youngsters are the worst, lack of knowledge and don't seem too interested in helping you. My wife tried their on site cafe "Grill" one time. The chili dog she ordered was cold with an unpleasant taste and the coleslaw was inedible. She threw it away after a few mouthfuls. We stayed two weeks, and we could never get an internet connection. Verizon and AT&T signal was fine. Cable is about 30 channels. Nice swimming pool area with life guard. Nice small park areas for kids. Very popular with package tour tent groups. It appears to be about as close to DC as you will get. Our rate was based on a weekly rate.
Massive RV site in a very remote area. Restaurants, stores, etc. are 10-20 miles away. Sites are cement but have severe side slopes. With auto jacks my passenger side wheels were off the ground. Cable channels very limited and reception was poo; over half the channels were too poor to watch. Zero AT&T reception in this park, and zero to one bar reception for the last 17 miles after we turned off I-64. At $80+ per night this site is WAY, WAY overpriced. They have some cheaper $50+ gravel sites for units up to 30 feet, in a heavy wooded area, but they looked tight, unattractive, and some sites looked difficult to put slides out. No pop- ups, B-class or tents allowed. We only stayed here because it was University of Virginia graduation weekend and all RV camps close to Charlottesville were fully booked. Would not stay here again.
View from half a dozen prime sites(P#s) is phenomenal. Other sites have limited or no view. AT&T reception is weak to non existent. Very peaceful. As others have mentioned, this park is at the top of a very steep, narrow dirt road about 1/2-3/4 mile long. If you meet another large RV coming in the opposite direction, it is almost impossible to pass on most of this road. If both are towing a toad, someone is going to have to unhook and back down the hill. If two big fifth wheels meet, good luck with that one.
This park is a mix of long term/permanent RVs and one night stops. Not a lot to do locally, and only fast food outlets available. If you want to eat out you need to drive 10 miles for Ruby Tuesdays and Applebee's, not many other options. Our cable TV picture was mediocre quality. Staff were friendly.
This park is without fault. Sites are 60' by 20', level concrete pads. We had a riverfront site, which you drive into, so you face the water. Nice grass area between the front of the coach and the river, where we were able to set up table and chairs. The view is incredible, tons of wild birds, and we saw eagles every day. Staff are great and very friendly. Small activity centre for kids, plus swimming pool. Good location, close to everything, yet far enough off the highway to be quiet and peaceful. Would definitely recommend, and will stay here next time. Our rate reflects a 7 night stay (seventh night free) on a riverfront site inc all taxes, with Good Sam discount.
There appears to be about 12 riverfront sites and twelve non riverfront sites. When we visited the riverfront sites were full. So we camped in a non riverfront site. These all appear to severely slope down from back to front. Despite using jacks at maximum extension at the front, our RV was still sloping forward. Our water pressure was very low. Cable did not work on our site, and I noticed several sites did not even have cable hook ups. Lots of permanent campers, some of which are shabby and let this park down. Concrete slabs range from 30-48 feet. Which means that most 40+ rigs leave no room for parking a tow. Most people park across the front of their rig, half on the slab and half on the grass. It had been raining before we arrived, and noticed this practice makes deep muddy ruts in the grass here. If you are a light sleeper, this park is on the side of a major interstate, extremely noisy all night long.
The campground is like an open field, and has 100 yards of main road frontage without a perimeter fence, and with no landscaping acting as a visual barrier. The first site we were offered was only 10 yards away from the busy road, very unappealing! We were moved a few spots, but we were so disillusioned that we had no desire to get out our chairs, tables, grill etc. Most of the campers in the back of the park appear to be permanent, or long term rentals, and there seems to be some reluctance by the hosts to allow short term renters to camp back there, despite asking. Wouldn't recommend or go back there. Cash only.
This is a great RV park, with some reservations. There is nothing to fault the excellent 60' pull through sites, with one pull through at almost 100'. In a beautiful, scenic location this park would rate a 10. However, the park sits on busy, noisy highway 101, in a busy industrial town. For me the park lacks character, and the atmosphere is cold. The Casino was likewise, lacking atmosphere, as was North Bend and Coos Bay.
Nice park, with friendly enthusiastic staff. Good 50' pull through sites, with good landscaping. The downside is that it's positioned between two noisy roads, with enough permanent working RVers, that noise is a big issue. Great location for the Avenue of Giants, and the beautiful Victorian Ferndale.
This is one of the nicest, well maintained RV parks I have seen. It is immaculate. 70' pull-thoughs, 80' drive-ins facing the small river/quiet golf course, and large back-ins. Quiet spot in farmland location, but only a few minutes drive to the town center. The owner is enthusiastic about explaining all the things to see and do, and it will take several fun packed days to see and do them all. We came for two nights and will need to stay several more to see everything we want to see. Cash only, no credit cards. They have a great fall/winter program. $89 per month, full hook up storage in one of the regular RV spots, plus $10 per night if you want to use your RV for a few days during that time.
The management are a 10, really helpful. The RV site is OK for an overnight stop. Be aware that most of the pull-throughs appear to be permanents, as are most of those staying throughout the park. I called ahead earlier in the day and reserved the last one. You will need extra long sewer connections, 3 sections, to hook up here. Hoquiam appears to be a small, quiet town, with nothing to make you want st stay longer.
Elwha Dam RV Park is listed on RV Park Reviews as 6 miles SE of Port Angeles, it is 6 miles NW. Likewise Salt Water RV parks are 9 miles NW, not 6 miles SE. Both parks are very nice. Elwha has full hook ups, including 12 new 70' pull throughs, which are very wide, level and perfect. Wi-Fi but no cable. Saltwater is a beautiful state park, with several large pull throughs, 12 deluxe back ins with direct ocean views, and a separate section of shaded private back ins with no view. Water and electric hook ups only. Plenty of space and ideal for kids. No access after 8 PM.
The danger here is that you rate the town and not the RV park. Gig Harbor is a beautiful, peaceful town with Mt Rainier as a backdrop. The town rates a10+. The RV park rates a 6? The park is small, cut into a hillside, half a mile from town, with very tight interior access and exit roads. RV Park Reviews lists it as 22 miles from Seattle, but it is 50 miles. Some of the pull through sites are reasonably wide, while some (13,13c) are really close. Some have sewer hook ups 35 feet away! Back ins likewise can vary from reasonably wide to your awning touching the next camper. Verizon is spotty, AT&T average, RV park Wi-Fi spotty to no reception. Staff is pleasant, but be warned, it appears to be under new Korean ownership, who although trying to be helpful, have very limited English language skills. Add this to the new management, who are super nice, but have zero knowledge of the area. Expect little in the way of directions to the park, or to tourist hot spots. Other than that, it appears to be the only show in town!
The owners took a narrow wedge of land between the railroad track and the river, and converted it to an RV park in 2006. The RV park is only 100 feet wide and 200 yards long. The PRO's are the road inside the park is new, the showers/laundry are spotless, the river view is great. The manageress,is a sweetheart. The Con's are, the site is built on the entrance road to the City Works Dept, and the access road for all that traffic runs through the park, within feet of the RVs, commencing at 7 AM SEVEN DAYS A WEEK! There is considerable road noise from highway 12 which runs on the other side of the river. The rail cars are an eyesore, and are only 50+ feet from your RV, and on the days that the train comes in, which is not too often, it arrives at 6 AM blasting it's horn yards from your RV.
This RV park is crazy overpriced at $68, for a mediocre park. But the location 2 miles outside Jackson makes you a captive audience. You can use the hotel pool. Sites are gravel, some pull throughs are on the short side. Two different teams of staff, Happy and Grumpy, you decide which one you got.
Best campground we have ever stayed in! Wide sites, wide roads, grass plots between sites. Hot jacuzzi, nice pool, gym, lounge, library. Faultless. 20-30 easy drive into Boise. We loved it. How we wish all sites were like this.
Not very impressed. As previous reviewers have stated, most of the small sites are full time families/workers with many in construction. It is 50 yards from I-29 in a business area. Very dusty site, hardly any grass, and after it rains there are huge puddles and muddy conditions. The few pull throughs are tight with hardly any space between sites. The couple who run it are friendly. But without a discount for Passport America, the $36 fee seems way too high. But what do I know, they were nearly full!
20 minutes from down town St Louis. Immaculate site, big wide concrete pull throughs. The couple who run it are real friendly, but they are leaving the end of September 2012. Would give it a higher rating, but it's close to the active and busy rail line, and the price without a Good Sam discount is $56. They have a bar/restaurant on site with an extensive menu, but the Saturday night we were there it was almost empty and the dull canned parlor music meant zero atmosphere.