Only about a mile from the interstate and sandwiched between the river and a fairly busy road but hard to beat for the price. Only a few miles from the quaint town of Le Clair. Nice interior roads and concrete pads. Lots of trees and shade but many of the trees had tags on them saying they were infected so may not be shady for long :(. No water and sewer at the sites. Rate reflects access pass.
Rate includes entrance fee/reservation fee over 3 nights. We like this park but it is very busy in the Summer - no matter what day of the week - but what else would you expect for a CG right near the lake 40 miles from Chicago-Land. The park itself is nice and the sites are big but it is noisy as many of the sites have large family groups with 3 or 4 tents set-up on each. The restrooms/showers get dirty towards the end of the day as they only seemed to be cleaned once a day. Good hiking trails to the lake and dunes and easy access to the train into Chicago.
A great value - nicely maintained park near Amana Colonies for a great price. Beautiful lake with hiking/biking trail all around easily accessed from the campground. Large sites with shade yet we could get the satellite dish connected :). The only negative was several of the sites were at a decent slant so it took more than just the leveling jacks to get level...
We planned on staying here but decided not to after experiencing a very rude front office staff member on the phone. I called around 6pm to see if they had openings for a weekend and was told they did and to call back in the morning to reserve when I had my credit card ready. I called back in the morning and was told to call after 4pm. When I mentioned I was told to call back in the morning I was greeted with "that was me but I am busy so call back after 4pm or don't show up". We have selected the 'don't show up" option as our feeling is if someone is that rude before you even give them your money it is only going to get worse...
No restrooms, laundry or showers, but we stayed here last year and loved it for the $20 price. But they raised the rates to $30 with no discounts now. No bargain for what you get. One good thing though is you can use the pool/hot tub in the hotel. We will probably skip next year and stay longer in the Amana Colonies instead.
Rate reflects a Passport America discount. This is our second stay at this park and enjoyed it again as much as the first time. This year we were assigned a spot near the front of the park on a street with about 75% park models and 25% RV slots, but everyone was friendly. It is true that backing in can be a challenge due to the orange bush at every site but one of the of the park employees directed us in like a pro so no issue for us. Also, once you are in you are in, so not sure why one of the other reviewers would leave early due to the challenge getting in. The multiple pools and hot tubs are great as are the dog parks within the park. We will come back again.
Rate reflects monthly rate. This was our second Winter here. We camped here 3 months. It was great again. Large site with a 35 foot dock right on the site. Lots of activities in the Winter to keep you busy and 30 minutes from either Key West or Marathon
Definitely the best "Thousand Trails" Park. We had a nice level site near the clubhouse and were able to get a clear line of site for satellite. Only negative was the hot tub closed for the week we were here with no explanation.
Rate is Passport America. Normal rate is $30. We read the reviews before getting here so we knew we had to self-register and park, but that was no problem. We found a nice long pretty level spot in the middle of the campground with shade. Could not get satellite but plenty of cable channels. Hookups worked well with 50 amp showing 121 volts, Wi-Fi good, but noticeable road noise. Good home base to explore Savannah & Hilton Head, etc.
Rate is with Thousand Trails. Overall -- This is the nicest Outdoor World Park we have seen yet. Staff was very helpful and many of the seasonal campers do a great deal to keep the park nice -- they were putting up a haunted house while we were there. Park location: -- Close to the "Historic Triangle". -- Some noise from the highway but not excessive due to all the trees. Sites: -- many were not level but only required the leveling jacks). -- utilities required long cords/hoses on some sites. -- Hard to get satellite reception as it is very woodsy. Amenities: -- Mostly paved roads - narrow but passable for our large Class A. -- Restrooms very clean and good water pressure for showers. -- Nice indoor pool and hot tub. -- Nice mini-Golf area as well as shuffleboard and horseshoes. -- Huge rec area and adult lounge. We will definitely stay again.
Rate is for electric-only site. Park location: -- Great for exploring Washington DC (22 miles) and the surrounding area yet very quiet. -- Nice trails from campsites to the Potomac River and pool areas (closed after Labor Day) of the Regional Park. Sites: -- fairly level. Large sites with privacy from your neighbors. -- Most are electric only but there is an easy to get to dump station/water fill. -- Hard to get satellite reception as it is very woodsy. Amenities: -- Mostly paved roads - easily passable for our large Class A. -- Restrooms clean and good water pressure for showers. We would stay again.
Rate is with Ready-Camp-Go. Park location: -- Great for exploring Amish Country and Hershey. -- Some noise from the gun range but only during the day. Sites: -- most were not level (we had to use boards as well as leveling jacks) and utilities required long cords/hoses. -- Hard to get satellite reception as it is very woodsy. Amenities: -- Mostly paved roads - narrow, but passable for our large Class A. -- Restrooms clean and good water pressure for showers. -- Pool closed Labor Day even though it was almost 90 deg and the pool was still full/clean. -- Nice mini-Golf area. We would stay again.
Rating is based on rate versus what you get. We stayed here during the week in Sept and the pool/store/etc all closed until Friday, yet you still pay a high rate per day. It is a very well kept campground, though and we did not notice excessive rules enforcement.
We camped here 1 weekend night in early Sept and it was quite adequate. Very conveniently located to beach/restaurants. Site itself was roomy enough for rig + tow car, but we got lucky and had one of the sites near the office so did not have to navigate narrow streets. Cable and internet both for a fee, but AT&T coverage good and several local channels came in.
Rate is with Ready Camp Go. Very nice spot with clean pool, level sites, close to water, and close to shops / national park. One drawback is the proximity to the airport - luckily there are not too many flights. Overall though worth the money. We would stay again.
For a city park campground it was nice. We got there right after a heavy rain and there was pooling as other reviews stated, but the staff seemed to only put campers in the higher/dry spots (it was not that busy since after Labor Day). Wi-Fi was horribly slow, water pressure at our site was good. Location is just great though - we took morning walks by a very nice lake about 50 meters from the campground office.
As other reviews state, the views from here are great and the couple that runs it are friendly, as are their staff. The Wi-Fi was iffy when we were there -- it would be great one minute, then drop for the evening, then be great again. Also we had a power problem there where our internal box kept cycling like a brown out. Owners tested and the park power seemed OK so we took our rig in to be checked - dealer said all OK on our rig (said it had to be the park ;) ) and no problems since, so don't overreact if you have a power issue there....
Rate is Passport America. This campground is very basic - we stayed here 3 nights mainly as it is very convenient to many of PEI's sites and the price is equal to a WalMart + 3 or 4 hours of generator use ;.
Hard to beat for the price - they give 20% off to PA members during the summer. We have a site facing the water across the street and although close to the road, it is fairly quiet. Wide spaces with good water pressure. Wi-Fi works and water pressure is good. It is 10 minutes drive to Peggy's Cove and 45 to Halifax.
Rate reflects PA discount for 1 night on a 3 night stay. As stated in other reviews, this is very nice campground with a friendly owner and host. No credit cards at all but there are 2 banks nearby with ATMs. We found the WiFi good, cable nice, and the park quiet yet very close to restaurants / groceries / banks and a good place to use as a base to explore Annapolis Royal, Digby and the South Shore.
Very nice park right on the water - rate listed is Passport America. Grass site but firm and clean restrooms/pool. Had a nice view of the tides even from a standard site. It was not very crowded Sun - Tues nights when we stayed.
Rate is for Passport America. This is an OK park for a night or two. The site was level, but in the grass. It rained for only about 20 minutes but we were then parked in a lake that lasted the whole night. One annoyance was when we checked in the person at the desk seemed almost upset we were using PA, telling of the economic hardships around. (I'm not sure why they just don't quit accepting PA then.)
Nice and quiet. Sites not very level but long pull-throughs so no unhooking of the car for a 1 night stay needed. Pool and restrooms very clean and a nice play area for the kids. It was pretty wet though when we stayed even though it had been a day or two from the last rain.
We stayed here 3 nights. This park was just bought by a retired couple (well they were retired ;), earlier this Summer and they are working hard to renovate an old campground that needs a lot of work. Give it a year or 2 and this will be a 9 or 10 if they keep working on it like they have been. Already, they have added a nice game room with pool table, ping pong, and games. They have weekly events including a Sunday Breakfast and Saturday Corn Roast - both yummy! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is very convenient to Sandusky and the Islands, but is quiet!
This park is old, but the staff tries to keep it working and the grass mowed :). It is very close to I-80, many sites are not level, and the park is full of pipeline workers staying for several months - they were very friendly though.
Fine for a few days. When we were there the waterfront sites were closed as they were still drying out from a flood, but the other sites were fairly full since it was a Friday night. Although there were many groups, it still had a nice family atmosphere versus the "party central" atmosphere to us. Only one main restroom/shower building for the whole park, so it gets pretty gross as the day goes on.
Can't beat the location if you want to visit the Amana Colonies. About a 5 minute bike ride to 2 of the villages and near the lily pond for a morning ride. Restrooms and showers are rustic, but clean. Washers/dryers are newer and very reasonable - cost $3.00 to do 2 loads wash and dry. The configuration of the sites is a bit weird in that it is an "H" pattern for 4 sites with the electric/water in the middle of the "H" so 2 rigs are fairly close to the other 2 for their awnings, etc and 2 have to have long cords to get to their hookups. This is only a problem when they are busy (we were there at the beginning of a rally. Overall though, a nice park.
Good clean overnight spot with very good Wi-Fi. One review said no one collected any money - that is because you need to go to valet and pay. The cool thing is the hotel pool and hot tub is included - just ask at the hotel front desk and they make you a key to access the pool and gym. One drawback is that there are no restrooms/showers.
For a city park, this is a great campground. As stated by others, the sites are spacious and layer out much like a commercial RV park, but with more space. Interior roads are now paved! Sites are mostly level concrete pads with water, sewer, and 20/30/50 amp power at all sites - a few are pull-thru. The only issue is the showers. The showers they keep locked (host has the key) to keep kids out but they are still buggy. The park has a nice Frisbee golf course, duck pond, neat old bandstand, and award winning tree.
Rate is for MH+car in a w/s spot including park fees. As stated by others, this is a very nice state park, comparable to Destin, FL, which is best of the best. There are undefined primitive spots and well defined w/s spots. The defined spots are huge and clean with a grill and picnic table. The restrooms were clean and the park hosts were nice. They even let you wash your car/rig there.
Positives: Good location as a base to see Denver and the foothills. It is at the fairgrounds, so we did not expect much, but were pleasantly surprised. Considering it was late June and almost 100 degrees, the horse smell was much much less than we expected. The camp hosts were very nice and was it was very easy to get in and out of. Negatives: There were many motor homes that looked like they were there forever and may not be able to drive if they had to. Restrooms are public since at the fairgrounds but the showers have codes on them. Spots were too narrow to put out awning.
Older Thousand Trails (TT) park set away in a quiet mountain setting. Pros - Good ATT coverage - Beautiful mountain setting on a lake. Close to I80 yet quiet. Cons - The sites are gravel pads and the internal roads are very rough with a lot of pot holes and the sharp turns are not big rig friendly. -Most sites are set back far from entrance. No full hookup sites.
This park is a typical Thousand Trails Park. It is showing its age but set in a beautiful location. Pros: - nice swimming pool - clubhouse with Wi-fi, which was needed to make VoIP phone calls since no ATT coverage. - riverfront spots right near a rapid to watch kayaks coming down - 50 amp available (now an extra $5 a night) cons: - no ATT coverage - narrow/rough roads (esp over the bridge to get to the riverfront sites - too many speed-bumps in a row on main road to campsites for a rig. Our stuff bounced all over even at 4 mph. Site map poorly marked. We arrived at night and were told to drive around and pick a spot, but not to park at a spot with a bag over the electric or with a meter. This is not fun to figure out in the dark. These spots should be crossed off on their map. Many spots being converted to seasonal and cabins. We noticed 3 or 4 cabins being put up while we were there. Soon there will not be many RV sites.
We love this park. This is the second year in a row we have camped here - three weeks in 2012 and a month this year. We are planning on two months next year. You just can't beat the location (overlooking the Ritz golf course and ocean beyond that) and quietness of this park. To top it off, Half Moon Bay downtown is a few minutes away with great restaurants and niche shops. The review would be a 10 if there were more amenities like a hot tub. There are several negative reviews written (esp in Yelp) that almost prevented us from staying here last year - I am glad I did not overreact :). I'd like to address some of the review comments based on our experience and interactions with the staff here: Rules - yes they have MANY rules and are strict in enforcing them. To be honest though, none of the rules have bothered us. But that is probably because we are not partiers, are okay walking our dog on a leash, and don't have a motorcycle or car trailer (they are very strict on no motorcycles as they said they had problems in the past). Park Gorilla - these comments from other reviewers made me laugh when I read them. He is actually a very nice person when you get to know him a bit. He has asked all the other staff to let him deal with any issues so he is the one who most people complain about, but we have had no problems at all with him. Then again, we are okay with following the rules. Check-in: They definitely have a strict check-in policy about late arrivals - BUT they tell you this when you reserve a site and when they call to remind you of your upcoming reservation (which was nice, by the way) so it would be hard to be surprised unless you are driving in late without reservations. The problem for them is they are a small park with a core staff and want to help you with backing into the sites since people in the past have caused some damage and there fore don't want people coming in late and trying on their own. Residents: about 1/2 seem to be year round and 1/2 short-term. Usually we avoid parks with many long-term residents, but the long-termers here are almost all pleasant and accommodating.
This is not the typical TT preserve as the sites are tight, but very nice for being right in Las Vegas. Wi-Fi worked fine, satellite connected easily, and pool/hot tub were nice/clean. Our 36 footer fit fine in a 25x50 space. The rangers were great to our dog constantly giving him attention and treats - they even have a small dog park in the park and a nice city one a few miles away.
This park was great - rate reflects "ready camp go" rate. Stated as a 55+ park but they allow up to 20% under 55+ which meant we could stay ;). As stated in another review, when they found out we had a dog, they gave us a site near one of the 2 dog walk areas. We had a huge back-in site with a concrete pad big enough for a car and a porch area. The pools are very well kept as is the exercise room and hot tubs. They even have a nice dry sauna...
As with most TT parks, the staff is friendly (rating: 10), the grounds/spaces are spacious (rating: 8), but the park is running on a lean budget and the amenities look like they need help (rating: 4).... The pool is huge and the hot tub nice and warm, but the pool fence is leaning badly and there were leaves everywhere on the pool deck and in the pool/hot tub. Many, many of the street lights are out. There is still no water in the lake (not their fault )which is a shame because it looks gorgeous! The deer are a great wake-up, though, and are everywhere!
Our rate was only $3 because we are Thousand Trails members and paid the extra for 50 amps service. This park has nice large sites like a state or federal park and has deer roaming everywhere! The staff is nice but TT keeps cutting back on staff/hours (according to one of the staff) and it is starting to show. While there are great facilities like pool/hot tub/mini golf, they are looking tired.
Rate is GS with taxes. Location for this park is its best attribute as well as its worst attribute.... It is an easy walk into the French Quarter which is great, but it also sits almost directly under I-10 and down a street with warehouses and closed shops that you need to go down to get to the FQ, which is not so great. The sites are great though in that they are nicely paved with brick and the pool area is nice.
Hard to believe this is a state park. It has the amenities of a private park yet the large sites of a state park and a nice shuttle to the beach (.7 miles away). While we were here there was a resident astronomer with a daily time to use his telescope/knowledge! It is very busy, though, so make sure you have reservations - we made reservations about 2 weeks before we went and had to move each night as there were only a few available each night. Everything is clean and well-kept.
Rate reflects average for 16 days including weekly/daily. This park was excellent. We are most likely going to stay the winter there. Pet Friendly (even has a dog park), brand new pool about to open, efficient front office and maintenance staff, and welcoming residents. Even though many permanent folks are here, it has the feel of a vacation park.
We enjoyed our stay here. The pool was nice and the restrooms clean. The reason for the mediocre rating is the park feels like a "trailer park". There are many older trailers here that are only marginally kept up. However, we would stay here again as the rates are fairly reasonable for the Keys in the winter.
We stayed here 2 nights and were pleased by the roominess and natural surroundings. Even though it is a large park, there were enough trees and open spaces where it almost felt like a state or national park campground but with great amenities. The activities director is great - you could tell she tried to have things for everyone. We joined a bus trip to the Hard Rock Casino. The pool and hot tub were clean and nice, also. For our dog, there were plenty of spaces and "doggy stations" with bags, etc.
We had a wonderful extended stay here. We stayed 2 months on a non-waterfront site, but it was great. The site was huge and the neighbors friendly. All the sites are individually owned so there is a huge pride of ownership within the park, resulting in a very clean/nice park. Other reviews we read mentioned strict pet policies. This is true, but we did not have a problem having our puppy there, we just had to walk him towards the exit when we walked him. The pool is fantastic as is the hot tub. There are picnic tables right on the water, weekly dinners and bingo and countless other activities.
After reading reviews of rude staff and small spaces, we were reluctant to stay here. We ended up really enjoying it. The roads were narrow, and it took help form the very nice neighbors to get in, but since we were there for 10 days that was OK. The pool was nice, the staff were very polite and helpful (even brought us an extra table and chairs within about 5 minutes of us asking). As other reviews have stated, many of the guests speak mainly French, but they were all very pleasant to us.