Fee includes daily park access fee. Smoky Mountain CG is remote from actual Castle Rocks Idaho State Park and is at the entrance to the City of Rocks National Reserve. The park is jointly operated by NPS and Idaho Parks. This CG is paved and mostly level with gravel 24X16 patios and fire pits with metal picnic tables, all in good shape. The water comes from park wells, the power stanchions and water are near the middle of the site. Site 15 was equipped with 50 & 30 amp. I didn't check the others in this CG. There is plenty of privacy and other comments about sites 14-15-16 are petty. These sites are better separated than those in many CG we have visited, and nicer overall. The showers/restrooms are spotless and cleaned frequently. The dump station is down the road from the CG but well located. This is one of the most used rock climbing destinations in the USA and there are primitive campsites throughout the Reserve, all with picnic tables, and there is a deep water well/hand pump at Emery Pass picnic area. This CG is on the old California Trail portion of the Oregon Trail, dating back to 1830. CG is well maintained and clean, rangers are always around if needed, throughout the park, and we would return if in the area.
KOA rate is high considering the overall condition of the park and amenities. Sites are long enough (pull through) for big rigs. Perimeter sites only handle to about 26 feet. Water, sewer, and are okay but unless you want to pay $47 per night, 30 amp is what you get. All sites and roads are gravel, there are trees but not much shade. Local cable TV isn't all that great. Our Wi-Fi and phones worked well here. The campground is about a mile from the interstate interchange, maybe 500 feet across the fence to the highway so there was a little noise. Typical KOA facility and overpriced. Many folks use it overnight (as we did) and move on the next morning.
Rate is actually $31 because they attach a daily access fee of $5 for each day you elect to stay. Red Cloud full hook-up power for the first two night spiked to 138 volts several times each night and my EMS disconnected us each time, until voltage returned to a normal range. The CG is clean and okay, nearest restroom and/or showers about 1/4 mile away in another section. Red Cloud is the only section with full hook-ups. Parking an RV at the park office to check in is a little dicey, on the street, not a parking lot. The Fort is historic and well maintained with wagon rides, plays and shows at Post Theatre, horse back rides and lots or room to walk, or ride bicycles. Knowing what to expect in Red Cloud we likely would return.
CG is on the Hams Fork River across from Union Pacific switching yard. Seldom are whistles heard but there is a lot of freight traffic through Kemmerer. Owner is not on site, but someone does come around once a day to check on arrivals and departures. There are several long term residents in the CG, well kept sites. There are 10 paved pull-through sites with full hook-ups. There are young shade trees. The cable TV draws 4 channels and Wi-Fi is not great. We used our own devices and had a 5 bar, 4G signal. Cell phones worked well. One RVer apparently came here without reservation and had to leave, in spite of the fact there are always 7 or 8 open sites available. There is no laundry and no restrooms and/or showers. The building is locked up and long unused. No one ever mans the reception station. As long as you have a reservation you may pick your site and deposit your money in the drop box. Close to Fossil Butte National Monument but a long way from everything else. Abundant wildlife along the river and a park across the highway with walking trails and a golf course. An okay place to rest and relax before moving on. We probably won't be back here.
Good Sam Rate. Lots of open sites, pull thrus are deep enough and wide enough to avoid stacking on top of your neighbors. CG gets a lot of one nighters near the close of each day but CG manager keeps them pretty well spread out. There are some "permanent" residents but sort of isolated in a section by themselves. We had great difficulty with the power stanchion spiking to over 136 volts every night. My EMS automatically disconnects when the voltage exceeds 134 and monitors and reconnects when back to normal. Both 30 and 50 AMP were the same. Our inside volt meter displayed the same voltage as did the EMS at the stanchion. The CG is all gravel but not too bad for level, no shade. Laundry and restroom/showers were spotless, cleaned every day. Close, easy access to I-80. The problem with power is a pain and could affect on board equipment unless your surge protector or EMS will disconnect when the power is too low or too high. There aren't many choices in this part of the country. With EMS I would return, reluctantly.
Good Sam rate. New owners are great. The CG is in the Badlands but outside the National Park. Not far through the park to reach I-90. One reason the rating is a little low is the issue with stanchion power when we tried to set up. My EMS wouldn't connect because of fluctuating voltage on the first stanchion. The second I tried did work but we had to be wise with appliances and accessories or trip the EMS with a low voltage error. The CG is clean, there are wind shelters on some of the sites (yes, the wind does blow here). The first night we had gusts to 35 MPH for about an hour before sunset. Easy access to Badlands National Park and worth the effort. We experienced traffic of a different nature this week since Sturgis Rally began 8-1 and runs through 8-9. SD-34 is the historic Highway to Sturgis and tens of thousands of bikers use the route...kind of fun to watch. In case you do get a site without sewer there is a dump station. The swimming pool is an above ground set up but the owners keep is clean. There is a restaurant and a motel on the grounds and plenty of room for camping and RVing. Sites are rough, dirt and gravel and there are some shade trees and plenty of room between sites. Laundry facility is clean and inexpensive. Most sites also have fire rings. We enjoyed our stay here and will return if through the area.
RPI rate. Membership campground. Lots of shade, grass and paved double-wide sites. There are sites with water and electric only in the lower unit. Full hookups work well and utilities are well positioned. One drawback, in spite of all the great activities, is the "Hart Ranch Shuffle". Long term campers get preferential treatment to the extent that you may be told to move during your stay to accommodate. The campground is fairly close to Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wind Cave and Jewel Cave (others as well). This a great place to stay, The shuffle is irritating but not totally inconvenient. Everyone on staff has a great attitude. We did enjoy our stay and will return if in the area.
Good Sam rate. This CG is the only place in town with amenities. That said, the staff has a collective attitude, kind of "take it or leave it." We stayed two nights after stopping briefly at another nearby CG. The morning we left to tour Devil's Tower the CG turned off the power to the section we stayed in and didn't bother to tell anyone in the section of the shutdown. When we asked about the reason all we got was attitude and pointing the finger at someone else. With temperature at near 100 and a crockpot supposed to be cooking during our absence, warning of the outage would have been a good thing. Oh, YES, it was a planned outage but they still didn't tell anyone. Okay, there aren't choices for a place to stay near Devil's Tower. What the CG does offer is okay and this time of the year it is busy with over-nighters. We didn't see any sites with sewer but there is a dump station available. The National Monument is awesome and there are trails around the base of the Tower worth hiking. The CG does show the movie which made the Tower famous. We probably won't be back. The CG probably rates a little higher but the staff attitude and conduct does nothing but lower the rating.
Good Sam plus $2 per night cable. Sites are mostly level and gravel. A cloud burst dumped a bunch of rain but it drained away nicely. Camp guide escorts you to the site and directs you into place. Sites are large enough and ample parking for the toad or tow vehicle. A mile or so from the south unit visitor center of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Badlands (huge!). Lots of one-nighters coming and going. We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed our visit. Medora is fun and western with nightly musicals. Fuel stop in town. We would return when through the area.
Whatever these people may say if you talk to them on the phone, there is no water hookup and no sewer hookup or dump station in this sorry excuse of a campground. When I tried to hook up to electricity I got a huge error display on my Electrical Management System in Site #1. I took the EMS and walked the CG, all the unoccupied sites (only 2 were occupied) and everyone had huge voltage and frequency errors. At one point displayed a 204 Volt AND a 158 Volt leg on the 50AMP system. All the rest of the sites were between 88 and 98 Volts and with frequency errors. We asked the check in person about the water issue and he said "Well, I don't know who you talked to but we don't have water hookups here." When I asked where the dump station was located he said they don't have one of those either. Add all this together and tack on the busy highway 80 feet away from the CG sites and this is a big ZERO. I rated this a 3 because the attendant was courteous and hastily refunded our payment. We drove down the road to another campground. If I want to dry camp I'll use my Passport card and use the CG's in the park. You pay extra to use the CG showers and there are 3 sani-can portable toilets that look like they haven't been cleaned out in weeks. We won't return.
Good Sam rate. Manager voiced personal complaints when we checked in...none of our business. Pull-through sites are far from level but can be overcome. Many overnighters each day. Restrooms and showers appear to be clean and laundry is okay, not expensive. Small farm community, not much going on. Fort Peck dam is incredible and worth a visit and tour. HDTV brings in several stations and Wi-Fi booster pulled a 4 bar signal. Phones were iffy at first but with the booster on were okay. A good place for a short stay. Water/sewer/electric are easy to reach and steady. If we need a place to stop over again, we will stay here.
Good Sam rate. A little rough around the edges and sites are long enough but narrow. With slides open left less than 2 feet on each side of the rig. Recent evidence of very soft conditions and leveling jacks sinking far into the ground in the sites. No Wi-Fi, poor TV reception. An okay place for a short stay passing through.
Walking distance to Glacier Lodge and the BNSF RR Station. With traffic to and from the Dakotas, the train traffic is nearly, constant, and noisy. US-2 grade is two blocks away. The CG is clean and mowed, sites with some gravel, and there are 8 drive thru with full hookup, 30AMP. HDTV gets you 4 stations from Great Falls. Owner lives next door to the CG, and although the office is basically unattended, they are nearby and very helpful. Easy access to the various sections of East Glacier National Park. We spent 3 nights here and slept well in spite of the train traffic. There are track crews that start shift about 7:30 in the morning, moving their heavy equipment out of the sidings at the station and onto the RR grade. There are some awesome places to eat in town, walk, or drive. Glacier Park is awesome and the stay here was well worth it. We would return when in the area.
Friends invited us on a whim. Located at 6476 Lake Koocanusa Scenic Biway/Mt-37, 6 miles from Libby, Montana on the Kootenai River. Fishing is great. No laundry, no restrooms or showers. Daily CG happy hour on the bank of the river. 50AMP, water and sewer are well located on each site. Wi-Fi can be had at the office, phones mostly don't work and satellite TV is all you can get. Lots of grass and shade trees, level gravel sites and easy access to and from the highway. We will return when through the area.
TTN rate. We spent July 4th here and the local fireworks displays were interesting. The park was packed, both sides of the road. The only real issue is the section we were able to locate a site. The utilities are so far out toward the road that two lengths of hose are required and a 30 AMP extension cord is required to reach 45 feet. One stanchion serves two sites, located in the middle and at the road but with several feet of brush and woods between sites. The 5 MPH limit doesn't mean much to most campers, and dust this time of the year is pretty bad. In this section only a few sites had anything that resembled a fire ring. No cell phone, Wi-Fi, no sewers (dump station) but all the resort buildings and activities were well done. This is a fairly remote location but a Safeway store is located in Newport. We will return when in the Spokane area.
RPI rate. Chose this CG for a change of pace and a little more distance from the interstate. A great CG with pull-thru full hook ups, 30/50 AMP with CTV and on site Wi-Fi. Plenty of room to park the tow vehicle or toad on each site. Gravel with grass strips between sites, young shade trees and easy access. Private catch and release ponds, kid friendly, and club house with just about everything. CG propane refills were $2.79 gallon during our stay. Staff made us feel welcome and offered advice and directions on local sightseeing stuff. We definitely will return when we are back in the area.
This CG is close to amenities, quiet, and on the Rogue River with boat launch. Great playground and picnic areas. Sites are paved with full hookups including 50AMP. There are rental Yurts. The camp host is very helpful and the park is well cared for. Dated though the CG may be, the restrooms and showers are clean. This is our third visit here, and we met friends here for a quiet and restful week. More than a dozen local HDTV stations and good Wi-Fi signal. We will definitely return when we pass through the area in the future.
TTN Rate. 50AMP is available for $5 per day but sites are limited to a very few scattered around the CG. Wi-Fi is available at the Lodge and is fairly quick. Depending on your provider cell phone coverage is none to poor and there is no HDTV reception. Staff is limited this month as peak season hasn't started yet. X section is the only place there is sewer. Twice weekly a pumper truck comes around (by appointment) and will clear your tanks for $25. Pets were allowed to run off lead and curfew was not observed by some folks in B section this week. There are two dump stations, one near B section and the other near D section at the top of the hill. Showers and restrooms are kept pretty clean and are used quite a bit. This CG is a long way from services and is quiet and restful. We would return.
Good Sam Rate. Clean RV Park in a quiet setting off old Historic 99. Sites are back-in, wide concrete pads with plenty of room for parking toad or tow vehicle. Free cable TV connection and strong Wi-Fi signal in park. Easy access to the utilities. Camp Host was friendly and helpful. Ours was a pleasant stay and we would return.
RPI rate plus $7 per day electricity 30 or 50 AMP. This is a high end RV park connected to a larger residential development and golf complex. The sites are all concrete with patios, some with fire places and BBQ's. There are pull-thrus and back-ins. The restrooms are clean but twice I checked out the facilities and both times the restrooms smelled strongly of cigarette smoke. The laundry is clean and in good condition. Depending on the package golf is either complimentary or $10 plus the cost of a cart. Garbage is picked up curbside daily around 9 AM. This is a quiet and pleasant RV park and we would return.
Fairly easy access. Located directly under a high voltage power line Right of Way. Limited HDTV but decent Wi-Fi connectivity. Laundry and restrooms clean, a little dated. Host is helpful. Most short term sites are pull-thru. One problem is sewer connection. The sewer pipes are too small for standard RV dump hoses and elbows. I improvised and used a sewer seal donut, slid it down over the outside of the sewer pipe and then stuck the RV fixture into that, tight fit and a good seal. A little noisy with freeway a block away and a railroad directly next door. All sites are cracked asphalt and the facility is dated. We probably won't return.
Good Sam. Fairly easy access to dirt and rock with concrete pads. Owner is friendly and accommodating. Restrooms are dated but very clean. Laundry has 3 sets of machines and clean plus cheap. Some sites are back-in and big rigs are pull through. CG fills up in the late afternoon so reservations are a must. A good place to break-up a long drive. We spent one night here and would return in the future.
RPI rate. CG is mostly flat, gravel and rock. This is desert, no exceptions. Even filtered, the water is terrible so used bottled water for cooking and drinking. Lots of activities in the CG and some entertainment. Staff is friendly and helpful. Located pretty much in town and close to amenities. Casinos across the Colorado River in Nevada and some accessible by shuttle ferry from parking areas in Arizona. This is a good place to stop over and there are lots of long term residents here as well. We would likely return should we pass through here in the future.
TTN Rate Reciprocal. Two major issues. 1) Sites are too close together. 2) Customer service is terrible. Some upgrading and road repair took place during our stay this time. Twice the water was shut off to the entire CG for system repairs. Water pressure is poor even after repairs. Manager is very helpful and friendly person but that doesn't make up for the "attitude." Site #542 is not a quality location. A Gas Station and Diner are right over the 6 foot concrete wall and vehicles have access to the quality sites. Overall, we enjoy our stays here but given a choice would prefer an interior site over the perimeter. 24 hours a day noisy and raucous going and coming to and these businesses. Short term visitors don't have access to quality sites. Given a choice, we would prefer an interior site over the perimeter sites. We enjoy our stays here and look forward to returning next winter.
A well guarded secret is Krazy K. Owners are super, the CG is clean and well kept. We use the CG, and recommend others do the same, for our weeks out of TTN Verde Valley. CG Wi-Fi works although may need to have the owner access it the first time on your device. Sites are mostly level with concrete patios and gravel RV and vehicle parking. We will definitely return.
Still not that great because of budget restraints but still a nice place to spend our down time. Improvements have been made since our last stay here. Sites are mostly level in H section and power, water and sewer easily accessible. Wi-Fi is available at the Activity Center but our cards worked most of the time at the site. There are plenty of activities in the park and nearby in Cottonwood. We enjoy the time we spend here and will return.
Campground conditions are a little rough but warrant a fair rating. Weather has not been their friend for several weeks. The staff was friendly and very helpful, encouraging everyone to get involved in activities in the campground. We enjoyed our stay here. Plenty of things to do fairly close by. Tombstone, Coronado National Memorial, and Historic Bisbee with the nearby Lavender Pit Mine are just a few. Decent golf at the San Pedro CC. You have a choice of 50 amp or 30 amp, sites are a little close, and parking can become an issue. Our 30 amp site had spikes to 134+ volts during our stay. We had a good time here and would return when back this way.
Rate for W/E only site in the "Rally" area, the lower level. The area is level, groomed gravel drive thrus and sites are close together and no sewer with 50AMP/Water. We were trying to stay ahead of the cold front when we arrived here two days early, stayed long enough to rest, clean up the equipment and continue west. Restrooms were very clean, the laundry clean, $1 wash and 25 cent for 12 min dry, big washers/dryers. Camping World is right next door. Host is helpful and courteous. Close to El Paso and good strong Wi-Fi, cell phones and HDTV local stations. Dump stations along the access road, easily accessible on the way out. Unseasonably cold. If we pass through here again this would be a good place to stop for a while.
The only RV park in town. Close to the west entrance of Big Bend National Park. Next to the Terlinqua Chili Cook-off site, gravel & sand with mostly level sites and decent utilities. Strong Wi-Fi, no on-the-air TV. Power spiked seven times over 134 volts and our EMS disconnected each time. Host is friendly enough. There are no CG activities or amenities. Ghost Town Terlinqua has some interesting sites and businesses. The trees have been planted and being tended, showing new growth. You don't have any choices in this part of TEXAS. The CG is acceptable but not a great place. Laundry $5, showers $4 in dated and not very clean bathroom in the old Mobile Home they use as an activity center. The choices within Big Bend NP are a little better but also much higher priced. Most CG's in the park are primitive and this is Chihuahuan Desert. If we do return to the area we won't have much choice but to return here.
Passport America rate. On our way to Big Bend NP we stopped here for one night. The host/owner was very friendly and helpful. The campground is small but the grounds are pleasant, sites mostly crushed rock. The motel is nice and a shared courtyard has a huge ramada with rock fireplace AND a huge fire ring in the middle of the enclosed courtyard. They will build a fire if requested. Sunsets are spectacular, the campground is mostly level and utilities are easy to reach. Great Wi-Fi and cable TV are included. Laundry and restrooms/showers are clean and modern. Union Pacific tracks directly across the road from campground not too bad, some night traffic through Marathon with required crossing horns. Easily could stay here and access eastern Big Bend NP if desired. We would return if we get back to this part of Texas.
PA Rate. Full hookups and good Wi-Fi and cable TV. The front sites are soft, first set of leveling blocks disappeared and had to be dug out. Septic and water systems have recently been upgraded and the backfill wasn't done properly. Owners met us on the way into the CG and escorted us to the site. Very friendly and helpful. Once this was a MH park, now it is an RV park. Streets are paved and some sites have concrete patios. All the trash is gone and this is a pleasant stop. We spent several days here and shared Thanksgiving with other Rvers in the CG. Laundry is way expensive and we couldn't find restrooms or showers. Amistead NRA is 5 miles from Del Rio but there aren't many trails accessible without a boat to cruise the lake/reservoir. The sites are large, some are separated by wood fencing, plenty of shade and far enough from the highways to be fairly quiet. We enjoyed our stay here and will definitely return.
Rate TTN 50 AMP. HDTV/Antenna doesn't do much good here. Wi-Fi is marginal but my Clear card pulled a 6-8 bar signal all week. Phones for the most part don't work here. Staff is much reduced but doing a good job. The store is gone but the restaurant is open on weekends. The lake has always been the draw here and now the lake isn't anywhere close to accessible from the CG. There is now a jeep road down the middle of the old lake bed and local ranchers are harvesting crops from the lake bed for the past two years. The CG is practically vacant, some sections totally unoccupied. Deer are not quite as much a problem as 3 years ago but still are all over the place and constantly looking for handouts. Feral cats hang around and some are friendly enough to be handled, all want food and water, but so do the deer. Medina Lake isn't anymore. The only place we saw water was in the far away section miles away toward San Antonio. The CG is quiet and pleasant. CG is close enough to San Antonio for visits to the Alamo and the River Walk (evening and night is best). We enjoyed our stay here, in spite of the unseasonal rains and winds, and we will return when in the area. The Apple Pie store in Bandera is a must stop and The Links at Utopia another.
TTN rate for 50 AMP. Staff here was incredible. D section sets on the crumbling river bank well above the Colorado River. Views are awesome, but you put yourself at risk to try to climb down the bank to the river. We set up in A section with great sites, set well apart, and definitely not cramped together. Restrooms and showers are clean and functional. Laundry room clean. CG is quiet. Our Wi-Fi cards and cell phones worked well. Deer are visible but they stay away from campers and feeding isn't allowed. Boat ramp down to the river was muddy and very slick. No one had launched there in quite a long time. This is a very nice CG and we would definitely stop here again.
The rate cited is the Thousand Trails rate for a 50 amp site. Yes, the roads are rough, but this is a campground after all. Miniature golf is clean, pool is clean, spa/hot tub is outside and clean. Waterfront is in good condition (fire ants included). Maintenance was on the spot with handling calls and getting things done. Willis and Conroe are close enough and there are lots of things to do nearby. Some of the 50 amp sites did experience high voltage a couple times but the EMS kept us from harm's way until the voltage went back down to normal. Water was a problem one day as a camper drove over a stanchion and broke the water and electrical off which required a brief shutdown to repair. Some of the sites are narrow and side by side, sharing stanchions, but there is plenty of room to set up on the opposite side. We have been here before and enjoy the campground for all that it is...rough roads included. When you do get torrential rains they do affect everything, everywhere, not just the campground. Basically, the campground drains very well but you can find some low spots that don't; not a huge issue. The entire staff was friendly, courteous, efficient and helpful, even when busy. There are seasonal campers here but we have never had a problem finding a great site to set up our rig. We will return another day.
PPA rate for a one night stand. The campground was wet from recent heavy rains but sites are concrete with plenty of room to set up high and dry. Good utilities with cable. The campground is five years old this year and is in good condition. Staff is friendly and helpful. Laundry clean and affordable, did not use the restrooms or showers. Several fishing ponds on the campground site. Trains are a little noisy at night, but tolerable. Campground Wi-Fi not so good, but our cards pulled in a good signal. Phones marginal. Fuel nearby. A pleasant campground, lots of folks just passing through on the way to points further south, or back north. If in the area we would definitely return.
RPI rate. CG is growing and the golf course is coming back. A new section of pull thru sites is much like the others with concrete pads and patios equipped with new picnic tables. The roads are packed gravel and red dirt, the approaches to the drive thru sites are crushed rock. There are many activities in the park and golf is available Tue-Sun. The restaurant and pro-shop are open Thur-Sun but breakfast biscuits and coffee are put out in the activities room seven days a week at 8:30A to 11. Fishing is mostly catch and release large mouth bass and catfish. Staff is super and the Ocean Canyon Properties org is making things work, now operating 8 resorts across the country. Interior roads get a little rough during heavy rains but things drain well for the most part. We would stop here if we pass this way again.
PA rate. Easy access off I-30 & on the Arkansas River. CG is inside the "seawall" and part of the NLR City Park. Easy walk across the Clinton Bridge to the Presidential Library and on to the Clinton Museum Store. Next door to the CG is the moorage for the USS Razorback WWII submarine, open for guided tours. The CG is gravel, staff is friendly and helpful, facilities are clean, laundry a little pricey. Our Wi-Fi worked well here as did the phones. Local HDTV was clear and solid, no cable. The back-in site required a little leveling but not a problem. The towboat with barge dredging the river created more noise than did the freeway overpass next door, and that wasn't much to worry about. Be careful where you go after dark outside the seawall area. Inside is secure, outside isn't. Sites are close together and even # sites the utilities cross over and require a long reach. The river bank is very steep with riprap to prevent erosion and there is no access to the water except at the piers along the shoreline. This is a pleasant CG and we would return when in the area.
Good Sam rate. Free laundry with large H/E washers and dryers. Drive through sites are paved and nearly all are full hookup. No cable, but HDTV antenna is excellent. Back-in sites are gravel and some leveling is required. Fire ants are present so be aware and have insecticide on hand. We didn't use the free Wi-Fi since our cards pulled in a strong signal. Interior roads are gravel and dusty, parking in the trees brings pitch to the surface of your RV and other vehicles. Great view of the Big Muddy and the barge traffic passing the campground. Owners and staff helpful and friendly, pickup garbage at the sites three times daily. Do NOT use your GPS to approach the campground, it will lead you wrong and one camper came in with extensive damage to the undercarriage and hitch on his rig because of the bad route selected by the GPS. The printed directions are the only way to approach. If traveling I-40 be aware of very long delays through Memphis and west due to construction. Our drive to Little Rock took 5 1/2 hours because of stopped traffic through three different construction zones WB on I-40. This is a pleasant campground and we were treated to a Blues Band, Trio, our first day on site. There are a lot of one nighters coming and going here, but it is a great place to stop and we would return.
Our second stay here and worth the stop. The roads are in need of grading and a huge standing puddle at the entrance due to heavy rains. Full hookups including cable & good access. No books in the exchange and not much in the store. Close to Lambert's Café (home of the Throwed Roll) good anytime. Owners are friendly and helpful. Tthe CG fills up beginning mid afternoon with folks traveling to warmer parts of the country. It has been a tough year for rain in some areas and Sikeston was on the edge of two tornado warnings the two nights we were there with the heavy rains and moderate winds. Close the interstate but no noise to deal with. This is a pleasant stopover and we would return.
The rate cited is the Thousand Trails member rate. First, the campground is in good hands. The manger takes great care and pride in the facility. That said, there is a high number of seasonal/annual camp sites, 79 or 80. The sites available to short term campers are good sites with full hookups but short on 50 amp sites. The "locals" do have a little bit of an attitude toward "visitors" on their turf. We spent a very relaxing time here, joined in a cheese & cracker gathering. Friday night where we were pretty much ignored by everyone until we broke into a couple of the groups. This is a beautiful campground with all the lakes. Trails are okay and you can wander all through the preserve, away from the crowds, and find wild life to watch and photograph. Interior roads are gravel, as are the mostly level sites. We enjoyed our stay here and will return.
TTN rate. I can't cover it all in this review. This campground isn't worth the stop. Power and Water are issues. General upkeep and maintenance are terrible, the river boardwalk and dock are scary with loose boards and totally beat conditions. Pool and spa won't be opening this year and as an alternative?? Management is offering a free tour of the "Bear Cave" which is really a disappointment as caves go. Management here are paranoid and hysterical; make up rules as they go along and have to deal with problems or unhappy campers, or both. The comment we heard most often from the two managers?? "We both have college degrees and we aren't stupid." Does that make any sense when it comes to constructive customer service? The conditions here are pretty much out of control. There is absolutely no security at this CG; the gate is jammed open and there is no surveillance system and no access control. We would never consider returning to this CG and we suggest others avoid coming here; stay away, it isn't worth it.
Huge campground, five lakes/ponds, swimming, fishing, and toys. Majority of sites are occupied by seasonal residents. There is a section set aside for short term campers, all drive through and full hookups but no cable. Campground Wi-Fi is expensive and doesn't work. Phone service doesn't connect. Sites are grass, roads are gravel. Golf cart tours start at dinner time every evening; seasonal residents checking out the short term campers. Everything on site one may need, and a 9 hole golf course next door. Garbage pickup at the site daily. Management is friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay here and would return if in the area.
Rate TTN for 50A. Torrential rains caused major problems with drainage. Part of "A" section is closed with electrical issues. Part of "B" section is soft. An incident there required a big rig tow to drag a pickup and fifth wheel out of the muck, buried to the axles. Staying on the gravel site areas really is necessary or you can sink into the gunk. Staff was helpful and courteous, quick to respond. Amenities are in good shape and weekend activities are fun and some draw a crowd. There are seasonal sites but there isn't a problem finding an open site to set up in. This is our 2nd stop here this year and we have enjoyed the time spent in this CG. We would return when through the area.
PPA rate. Family owned and operated, no one lives on site and office closes at 5PM. Seasonal units are in a totally separate area and appeared clean and tidy. Staff was friendly and helpful, responded quickly to questions about cable TV. There is no over the air TV here. Wi-Fi on site was good although at night it slowed way down. Without the filter the water was cloudy and the color of tea. With the filter there wasn't a problem. Heavy rains for two days revealed drainage issues in the lower CG. The CG is fairly new, a work in progress and should get better with the passage of time. While in the area a must see is the Flight 93 Memorial. We would return if in the area.
Good Sam rate. Basically a pleasant campground. The upper sites are drive through but limited. Lower campground is very tight and sites are crammed together nose to tailgate. When it rains the lower campground is really muddy and nasty. Cable TV is good, lots of channels, phone signal & Wi-Fi terrible. Campground host escorted us to the site. Gravel pit across the highway with dump trucks coming and going all day long but not into the night. Civil War battlefields and historic sites are easily accessed from the campground. There apparently isn't a curfew and vehicles also drive thru on the way to the storage facility on the edge of the upper part of the campgroudd at all hours. Overall, if you can get a site in the upper level campground it isn't too bad and we would return.
There are quite a few seasonal residents here. Access is relatively easy and most sites are back-in with ample room for the RV but not for the toad or tow vehicle. Laundry was clean but pricey. Decent train ride into Philadelphia (parking in Philly is ghastly) and a walking tour of the Independence historical sites. This is a good place to relax and recharge. Staff was helpful and courteous. We would return if in the area.
Thousand Trails member rate. The campground could rate higher if there was an effort made to deal with drainage of rainwater runoff. With heavy rains many of the sites are under water (inches) and are slow to drain when the rain stops. This is a working farm with lots of animals (petting yard) including alpaca and llama. There is lots going on here and families have a ball. The volleyball court was a pool during our two week stay. Staff is courteous and helpful. During summer this is a busy place with lots of families camping for weekends. Gettysburg Battlefield/Park is nearby. Allow lots of time to do the tours. Seasonal fresh produce from all the surrounding farms. This really is a pleasant campground, in spite of the run-off problem with heavy rains. 50 amp sites go quickly, so arrive as early as possible. We would return when in the area.
TTN rate. Wi-Fi costs by the day. Cable TV costs by the day (way too expensive). HDTV draws 10 or 12 channels including major networks. Ammenites are fairly clean and well maintained. The entry road, from the welcome center into the CG, is a tree covered tunnel but with enough room to clear. "D" section is pretty much open enough to negotiate with a large RV and all sites are back-in. 3-point hookups with 50AMP. Leveling requires the use of some blocks on the low side but it isn't extreme. In "D" section there is plenty of room between sites and most are gravel with tables and campfire rings. The par 3 pitch and putt is okay and the mini-golf is under cover near the pool. Approaching the CG requires some concentration. Don't listen to the GPS for it will try to take you .3 of a mile beyond the entrance and out into the corn fields. Coming in from the north the entrance is clearly marked, but it is on a hill and in a curve so caution is required to make the left turn (almost a U-turn) into the CG. The sites on the Conestoga River are okay, all 2-point hookups (no sewer) but when the river rises after a heavy rain there can be flooding to deal with in some of those sites. We would return if in the area in the future.
Thousand Trails rate. Geese, many geese. The lake is covered with filth from all the geese and they leave droppings all over the place, sport courts, pavilions, and parking lots. Otherwise, staff keeps the CG in good condition. Following the heavy rains some of the roads were plagued with deep runoff ditches, but the day following the rain the maintenance folks were out filling and smoothing things out. HDTV is pretty bad and no cable. Wi-Fi is available in the lodge and one pavilion; otherwise, it's not good. The lake is in the midst of the CG but there are no waterfront sites. The CG is quiet and peaceful and access is fairly easy. We would return when in the area.
This CG is way overpriced. Yes, everything works as it should and the sites are crushed rock, the roads narrow asphalt. CTV & WiFi worked well, and our own hotspot pulled in a 4G signal. The oil workers dominate the lower levels of the park and the travelers get the top of the hill, very steep pulling up to the top and coming back down again. The CG amenities are kept clean but the laundry is expensive. When we mentioned the high cost of wash and dry the staff member simply replied, "Everything is expensive here." We also signed up for the bus tour into New York. The bus leaves the CG at 8AM and whirlwind (maybe tornado) best describes the tour. There wasn't time enough at any of the stops to do more than take a couple pictures and get movin' again. Lunch at the Liberty Park Diner took longer than any other portion of the tour, except the drive. This CG is nice but the cost of staying here really doesn't go with the overall condition. We probably won't be back here again; might stay for a night or two if there isn't a choice.
TTN rate. The campground is situated among cranberry bogs, wooded, sandy and muddy. The access road is very rough and pot holed. The sites are treed, some tight. Rain created lakes in the interior roads and campsites and nothing was done to repair ruts and deep tire tracks. Services and shopping fairly close. Cell phones and Wi-Fi marginal, on the air HD TV was satisfactory. Trees did create a problem with satellite for some of our neighbors. Staff was friendly and busy. Several of the sites are drive through and most full hookups. Maintenance on the interior roads is really needed, otherwise this is a pleasant CG and we would return.
PA rate. CG is a well kept secret, but really worth the stop. Golf Course and RV Park offer the resort discount. Owners are great to deal with and spend a lot of time out in the CG and on the Golf Course, visiting with campers. CG Wi-Fi does not work, even though the system was just replaced. Restrooms, showers and laundry are immaculate. Wash load $1.50 and dry 50 cents. Our Wi-Fi cards brought in a good signal, on-the-air TV shows 20+ stations. Spring rains have not been good to CGs. The sites are solid gravel/grass, but get off the gravel and find very soft conditions in the grass buffer zones. This is a very friendly place to stay. Utilities are easy to reach and consistent. There is a dump station should that be needed, but most sites are full hookups. If our travels bring us back here, we would definitely stay here again.
PA rate. Excellent CG in a fantastic location on the Mount Desert Narrows, great views. There are sites on the bluff above the water, but none have direct access to the water. There is a trail which serves the CG but the beach is rocky and slimey, difficult walking. The CG sites are in great condition, 619 and neighbor sites are extra wide, gravel and very nearly level. Utilities are good and cable TV brings lots of channels. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Lobster Pound at every turn and great. Acadia National Park is close and lots to see and do. The CG entrance is a little difficult because contractor is widening and paving the highway and the CG intersection is not well marked. There will be a traffic signal there when the project is finished. Past the airport just watch for the CG sign on the left. This is a pleasant CG inspite of the light aircraft in & out of the airport, almost next door. NP tour bus begins running later this month and stops in the CG. We will return when in this area.
Thousand Trails rate. The last reviewer must have been in another campground. The interior roads are packed gravel and the sites are crushed rock, mostly level and utilities convenient. No Cable TV, our Wi-Fi devices worked just fine and cell phone was near full strength. Over the air TV channels are a little affected by heavy weather and Hurricane Andrea was causing heavy weather this week. Even with heavy rain the sites and roads drained well, not much standing water. Park models are evenly spaced and seem to be in good condition. They are all in the pine trees and pine needles and stuff collect when no one is around but otherwise okay. Laundry and restrooms are clean, pool open and clean. Laundry is a little pricey. Staff is helpful and courteous. Wells and adjoining towns are tourist oriented but very nice communities with lots of cool stuff to browse through, neat bakeries. The beach is nearby but with Andrea coming up the coast the beaches were deserted and surf high. We enjoyed our quiet stay here and would return.
TTN Rate. There is a new sign on Mashapaug Road, but nothing else has changed. Call the office from the gate, get the access code, and drive down the hill to the stop sign at the lodge, and do your check-in, and go look for a site. With the fifth wheel we made the left u-turn, and parked it in the middle of the road, and walked to the area suggested. The mud holes mentioned before are still there, including the messed up road & site with the water leak (leak has been repaired but nothing else has). The road is a pit and cordoned off where the hole is, so access is difficult. We chose a site which has actually two sites back to back with one half blocked by barricades off the road. I backed into the "good" half, and had no problem with setup, AND didn't need to worry about taking up another space (there really isn't room for two in each site). The manager did say they had a big problem with water this spring-their opening was April 1-and it still isn't resolved. The pool isn't open, and the manager told us it was because they are waiting for an inspection by a state health inspector for water quality and condition of the pool. The manager wasn't helpful at all, and the entire campground is nasty. We walked the entire campground, and there may be 101 sites, but 43 of them are rental units, and in addition to that, are the seasonal sites. There just aren't many sites open to the public here. Tengonet Wi-Fi is terrible, but our server did pull in a fair signal. Full hookups were good and accessible. Based on the overall condition of the park and attitude, we may not be returning.
Good Sam rate. CG is a marina on the Mohawk River with boat launch and dock/slips, some with electric. Majority of the sites are back-in with plenty of room. Water or power can be a stretch in some sites. Roads are packed gravel and sites are crushed rock, big enough to handle big rigs and most have concrete patios. CG just opened for the season, May 15 to Oct 15, and there has been lots or rain this spring. Free cable TV and WiFi. Our WiFi devices pulled in a strong 3G signal. Laundry is clean and inexpensive. Manager is a great help and friendly. Trains pass S.E. and East fairly near the CG. Trust the signs to take you down to the entrance. Lots of Cottonwood and Locust trees, satellite could be difficult but cable is great. We had a pleasant stay here and would likely return.
Way, Way too expensive. W/E $30 per day, W/S/E $38 per day. Use your air-con $4 per day. Electric heaters are forbidden! Laundry is $2 to Wash & $2 to dry, cold water only and no bleach. Because of heavy rains portions of the CG are inaccessible. Section I was directed to I decided to walk first and a good thing. Road in was a mud hole that would take a 4X4 to get through. Try to tow a fifth wheel through that? NO WAY! Another camper took me for a ride in his golf cart to view other sections and sites and the only place accessible was the W/S/E "Oneida" section. The recreation center opens daily at 5PM and there is a wet bar. The check-in person at the office had no idea which sections of the CG were accessible. The dump station is in "Oneida" section, must be backed into to dump and the "road" when I checked was in bad shape, very soft/muddy, with deep ruts cut into the surface. I would not consider returning to this CG.
Most sites 30AMP, 50AMP where available is an extra $3 per night. Roads are narrow, sites are small and cramped. Perimeter sites are permanent residents in old trailers with add-on rooms attached, and in various stages of trashy. Recent rains made some sections inaccessible so we were assigned site #43, atop a little hill, and that was still slimey and soft. Large trees make access and exit a challenge in several of the hilltop sites. There are NO sewers, just dump on the way out, or arrange for CG pumper to relieve your holding tanks. Free Cable TV is good, Wi-Fi is not, and cell phones were poor. Rigs over 28ft pay additional $3 night, use your air-conditioner for $2 day. Had we tried to stay here peak season they would have declined our reservation for oversize. The site we were assigned was in a cluster of 4 very tiny sites, scarcely large enough for our 34ft with 3 slides. Nothing else would have fit in the cluster. No one could open slides or put out awnings, there isn't room. The staff was helpful and friendly, very low key. The CG is convenient to Lockport and Niagara Falls. I think we would return, if the season is right, the next time we are through the area.
TTN Rate. CG is being updated, guardshack being relocated closer to Mill Creek Road. CG is well maintained and staff is friendly and helpful. The main lodge is presently outside the "entrance" so you need to go through the gate when going back and forth, as in doing laundry. The pool is open, the amenities are clean and in good condition. There are fire tubs in each site and sites are level and utilities are easy to reach. 50AMP is available for $3 per day. There are many annual sites but still room enough for others. The annual sites are actually in better shape than the others in the CG. There are no waterfront sites but many do have views of the two lakes. Lots of hiking and biking trails and plenty of elbow room between sites. On the air HDTV is okay; Wi-Fi needs help and many cell phones don't work out here. A new resort sign was going up as we left this morning. This is a pleasant CG, well worth the visit and we would return.
Thousand Trails rate. The campground re-opened April 19 for the current season, and much remains to be done in the way of maintenance. Unusually heavy rainfall has brought some muddy and soft conditions to some roads and campsites. B-Loop is water and electric, C-loop full hookups and treed, A-loop has some water and electric sites and some full hookup sites and most are open for satellite needs. There is a high number of annual sites which makes finding a good site a real challenge. The campground does have ponds but there are no waterfront sites, only view sites. Wi-Fi is weak at best and available only in the store/office area 12 PM to 7 PM daily. Our wireless hotspot pulled in a strong signal. A neighboring site daily left a little dog alone during extended times away from the campground and the dog barked continuously until the owners returned. The campground is understaffed. Some power pedestals are inconsistent; #49 spiked to 139 votls and our EMS automatically disconnected until the voltage returned to normal. Pool/Spa should be opening for the holiday weekend. This is a quiet and well located campground. We would return when in the area.
TTN rate. Campground is close to Mammoth Cave and other caves in the area. Not much has changed since our last visit here. Interior roads are rough, and there are no activities. Check-in went smoothly, and there were plenty vacancies. Ticks were there to greet us, but bug spray kept them at bay. The golf course is slightly better kept than two years ago, and lots of players this week. Campground host was very helpful and made regular rounds every day. The laundry and restrooms/showers were clean. The mowers were working all week, first doing sites then the huge open field. On the air HDTV was good, and our wi-fi devices pulled in a fair signal. We spent a relaxing week touring caves and hiking in the area. Bowling Green is a close drive to visit the Corvette Museum and GM's Corvette Assembly Plant, both great fun. We will stop here when back in the area.
Good Sam Rate. Torrential rains have not been kind to the Camping World CG. When we arrived about half the CG was flooded and there was standing water in many of the occupied sites, in the low spots. The CG is closed to all but those having service or repairs done on RV's. They don't take reservations and check-in is done at the Camping World store at the check stands. Campers are given a packet and referred to the CG host. The host is helpful and friendly. Services and retailers are close by, food market directly across the highway. Quiet time 10PM to 8AM was not enforced and our last night an old converted bus Class A came into the CG after 11:30P and drove around twice before parking near the gate. At 6:45AM the next morning he drove through the CG and into the site next to us where he proceeded with set-up and unloading his motorcycle from the trailer. This will be a pleasant CG when the water recedes and rules are followed. We would return in the future if in the area.
TTN rate. First, the roads are terrible. The trip in to the CG is an adventure and there is only ONE way to get here from the main highway. The interior roads are horrible with washouts and ditches cut by torrential rains and no effort to repair or fill. The lodge is in bad condition and smells very musty/moldy. Pool tables are pushed against a wall and other equipment is stacked or pushed aside and not useable. The restrooms are clean, we didn't attempt to use the laundry. The CG staff is friendly and helpful. This is a small CG with both pull through and back-in sites that were once pretty nice. Now the railroad ties which designate sites are buried and covered with grass, the gravel which once was isn't anymore. The ground is pretty soft right now and caution must be used to stay on the more solid portion of the site when driving in or setting the jacks. There are some concrete patios which are also partially overgrown with sod and weeds. We had issues with the power stanchion spiking to 136V. Over the air HDTV was okay. The setting is great, quiet, country setting, boat launch and moorage, fish well in the boathouse. The pool was not open when we arrived. Long term tenants have the nicest sites and in a small campground, take up quite a few of the available spaces. It was pleasant here, quiet and peaceful, CG just needs help to restore to even good condition. We would return if in the area.
Unexpected. This CG is on the site of an old plantation, near the Civil War 1863 battlefield at Black River. The road is well maintained gravel and the CG is mowed grass around a lake and pond home of perch, brim, bass and catfish and countless ducks and geese. The manager is great and maintains the grounds and amenities with pride. Thirty & fifty AMP available. Not all of the sites have sewer, but there is a handy dump station. The building are more dated, but kept clean and neat. All the RV sites are in a huge grassy area-some trees. Wi-fi is strong and HDTV on the air was just fine. A must see while here is the Vicksburg Civil War National Military Park, where you can spend a full day and still not see all there is to see, including the U.S. Military Cemetery and the U.S.S. Cairo museum. This CG is a well kept secret and worth the effort. We enjoyed our stay here and will return.
We arrived on Sunday and there was no manager or owner on site. There were three open sites at 1:30 in the afternoon. There had been heavy rain before our arrival and the roads and sites were not an issue, good drainage. Each drive through site has a long concrete pad and gravel approaches. Utilities are handy and cable TV is good. On site Wi-fi was strong and quick. The laundry $1, clean and restrooms and showers were clean. Shopping in Meridian. Fuel was less expensive a little further east along I-20. When coming here try to arrive early, as the few available sites fill quickly in the afternoon. Railroad tracks are just off the site, behind the trees below the CG. There isn't much room to put out patio furniture and the picnic tables are on a slope between most sites. When the manager does come in, about 4:30 pm, he is friendly and helpful. This is a good place to take a break and relax for a while. We would stop here again, if in the vicinity.
Rate Golden Age Passport. Another well kept secret in the National Forest Service list of campgrounds, the Kisatchie National Forest, Caney Lake Recreation Area. The roads and wide sites are paved and most have groomed gravel patio area. 50 AMP and water at the sites with a convenient dumpstation on the way out of the CG. There is a buffer zone between sites and the lake, but each site has direct access to the shoreline; however the beach is in the "Day Use" area. There is a boat launch ramp. The road is a little narrow, but access to the sites is not limited or restricted. There are fire rings and grills at the sites and well placed restrooms and separate showers in each section. There is a great bike trail and a hiking trail which takes you around the 350 acre lake. Peace and quiet, helpful park employees and unit manager make for a pleasant stay. We would return if in the area.
Thousand Trails rate. Yes, there are a lot of long term lease sites, but there was no problem finding a good site. There is lots of real estate between sites so there is privacy and elbow room to spare. Bathhouses and laundry were clean and well maintained. Some 50 AMP sites available. Staff was friendly and courteous. Catfish Haven & Catfish Platter both a short drive away & good grub. The only real issue is the interior roads which are a little rough. Sites take a little leveling but utilities are convenient. There is lots of grass and plenty of hiking trails. Lake Texoma is huge and Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge is nearby. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will return when through the area again.
Thousand Trails rate. Roads are terrible. County 1470 is rough all the way to the campground guard shack, and interior roads are worse, a lot worse. RV pads have once been improved surfaces but not any longer. The fishing pier is high and dry since the lake is low. Sites are all back-in with lots of room between neighbors, lots of trees and flags/iris. Staff & maintenance people were very friendly and helpful, responded quickly to a power stanchion problem (within minutes), and quickly repaired the issue. The campground is pretty quiet this time of year, and our neighbors were friendly. This is a pleasant campground with lots of space, and there are some waterfront sites. We enjoyed our stay here and will return.
A unique RV park in the bend of the Wichita River off I-44 exit 1C, just past the Travelers Info Center. There are no waterfront sites and no view of the river although it is close. The road layout is weird and narrow. Sites are narrow but level and power and water can be a stretch. Some back-ins and some pull-throughs. Stays are limited to 3 nights max and that's enough. The I-44 is your yard and noisy. Wichita Wind blows almost constantly and 'tis the season for pollen and dust everywhere. Lucy City Park is across the river via a suspension walking bridge with miles of trails and play equipment, huge park. There are no restrooms, showers, facilities in the RV park. What you bring is what you get. Goats Head weeds everywhere, no grass, will be nasty when the blossoms go away and the goats head pods take over. This park is okay for an overnight if you can't find anyplace else to stay. Access is easy off and back on again to I-44.
New owner since our last visit and some of the services no longer exist. Restaurant is not what it once was, not much menu to offer. There are no trees in the park but the bushes are just beginning to bud for spring. Sites are pull thru with lots of room and easy access to the utilities. Cable TV was good and HDTV on the air stations were strong. Restrooms, showers and laundry rooms very clean and the laundry loads are $1. The wind blows here, a lot, enough to muffle the noise from I-40 most of the time. Staff is friendly and helpful and this is a good place to stay for a while, or over night. Each sites has a patio pad but no picnic tables, still lots of room to relax and enjoy. Lots of places to go and things to see in and around Amarillo. We would definitely stop again when through the area.
This is a convenient park, close enough to Albuquerque and services. There are three tiers of sites, the top being drive-throughs, the rest are back-ins. The CG is adjacent to a mobile home park and the one issue we had never went away for the five nights we stayed was the barking dogs. Beginning about 7:30 each morning (when the home owner left for work and the dogs were put outside) the dogs barked incessantly, at people walking past on the RV park side of the 6 foot wood fence or just plain barking, but keeping it up until almost bedtime. The CG owner is easy to talk to and helpful. Several long term tenants in the CG, all friendly and courteous. The owner assured us the barking dog problem would be taken care of, as we were leaving for Amarillo, TX. The laundry was clean and neat, we didn't use the restrooms or showers in the main building. The dogs didn't bark during the night. We would likely stay here again when we pass through the area.
Good Sam rate. The rating is tough. First impressions are good and the staff is helpful, the CG clean crushed rock and free Wi-Fi. Power stanchions were very high or very low voltage, so much so that our Electrical Management System (EMS) would not connect because the first stanchion we checked was putting out 138 volts. At the second stanchion the EMS disconnected three times in two days because of extremely high voltage. With the EMS we are protected but others may not be so fortunate. Water was another issue. First night tap water was soapy, looked like dish water, and took several minutes to clear. Last morning the fresh water tap put out a solution which looked like weak tea and I use a good filtering system so we utilized bottled water again. This is a busy CG with many overnighters coming and going on a daily basis and many never hook up to shore utilities. Bathhouse in the CG remains closed but laundry room and restrooms in the main building have remained open this winter and very clean. Buildings kind of suggest this may have once been an old KOA. With the problems present with electric and fresh water I think I would avoid returning to this CG. Historic Route 66 presents about 12 miles of history through Gallup, lots of fun.
This is a fine, private RV park kept clean and presentable by a friendly owner and staff. Sites are mostly crushed rock, drive through with plenty of room to park a toad or tow vehicle and put out your patio. The park is quiet but close enough to Camp Verde or Cottonwood for services. Our alternative campground was full and this is our second best choice for our "week out." There isn't much in the way of activities, but facilities are clean and neat. Restrooms and showers are coded access. Utilities are located mid-site and easily accessible, no stretch required. There are several long term residents here, but everyone is friendly. Good Mexican food just up the road if you need a night out of the kitchen. This is a good alternative campground, for a night or two, or longer. We would return in the future.
Although a relatively small RV park, they offer many amenities, including flawless Wi-Fi connectivity. The owners are cordial and caring and take excellent care to maintain the park and keep it clean. We will continue to utilize this RV resort for our "week out" during our winter in Verde Valley. Being so close to I-17 does not present a noise problem, and many of our friends are now coming here to take their break. We will be continuing our national tour soon but when winter arrives again we will be found back here in Verde Valley using Krazy K. We definitely will return.
This has been a long cold winter in the Verde Valley. This CG is sheltered a bit from the more severe storms which blow through from the SW, but the cold has been unusual since October 2012. The CG staff is helpful and friendly and the amenities are clean and well maintained. When we needed a picnic table replaced (a previous camper badly abused it) the maintenance staff brought one out in a very short time. Outside faucets drip all the time, keeps them from freezing, and the utilities work great. There are lots of fun things to do in the CG and services in nearby Cottonwood . We have remained in the Verde Valley for most of this winter, using Krazy K in Camp Verde for our "week out" and returning here. We enjoy the activities here and the people who either reside here or are just passing through. When we do leave this spring to continue our National Parks tour, we will time our travels to return here for the winter.
TTN Rate. This time we set up in #442, an interior site well away from Idaho Rd and much quieter. The park offers a number of activities for residents and guests, planned and hosted by members. The Snake Hole Golf Course has been updated since our last stay but still sand golf at its best. Snowbirds are migrating into the Resort now but there is plenty of room to move around and navigate even a big rig. Interior sites offer ample room to park a 40' coach or a 5th wheel, with concrete patio and additional parking for toad or tow vehicle. Staff is friendly and courteous, stays on top of issues that need fixing or diplomacy. Maximum 2 week stay with TTN and reservations can be hard to come by. Facilities and amenities are well maintained and clean. There is new equipment in the gym and exercise rooms. Wi-Fi isn't very good but most wireless cards will pull in a strong 3G or 4G signal and 50+ HDTV over the air stations. We enjoy our stay here and will return in the near future to connect with migrating friends.
We shopped RV Parks in the Verde Valley, looking for CG close to Camp Verde and Cottonwood to be our destination for "week out" this winter. Of the dozen RV parks we physically checked our choice is Krazy K. The owners are friendly and helpful. First timers are escorted to the campsite and assisted with setup and alignment. The CG is crushed rock and gravel with landscape islands between sites and adequate shade trees. Utilities are well located and easy to use. The amenities are well maintained and clean, trees and bushes are pruned and tidy. There is plenty of room to navigate a large RV plus more than enough room to park either the toad or tow vehicle. Most of the short term sites are drive through. CG Wi-Fi is strong and quick, however, we also had a full signal on our Wi-Fi devices and didn't use the CG system. Facilities are clean and organized, the hot tub at 101 degrees. There are several long term residents in the park and most are friendly and cordial. We have stayed here twice so far this fall and alto it close to I-17 the traffic noise is not an issue. This CG more than meets our needs and we will return.
This is a convenient CG for overnight or longer stays. The sites are gravel, some are shaded but the trees can be an issue. Limbs overhang and can scrape up the side of the RV if your aren't careful. Cable was good and Wi-Fi okay. Laundry, restrooms & showers were clean and the staff very friendly & helpful with a sense of humor. There isn't a totally level site in the CG but that isn't an issue to be concerned with. Playground for the kids and a dog walk plus a nature trail. The sites are big enough to park the tow or toad, some pull through & some back-in. Tent sites are like little courtyards with low adobe walls. There are lots of places to see and things to do near Page. We have stayed here in the past and will definitely return when in the area.
Managers are making a huge positive impact on the condition of the campground. A new well/water source was connected during our stay and improved the water quality and pressure. Electric was consistent and the pull through sites are full hookups. Laundry center is in a lean-to but the machines are clean, cleaner than many other campgrounds we have been in. Campground is close to Red Rock Canyon and Bryce Canyon, located on the main highway. Nearest grocery is located in Panguitch, and fuel in Utah is pricey. There are rental cabins and tent sites available. I wouldn't hesitate to return here or recommend this campground to others. Some sites do have shade trees, but most are open. Sites are gravel and asphalt, fairly level, and roomy enough to be comfortable; some had concrete patios. The price is right for as close to Bryce Canyon as the campground is located. When it snows on the plateau access to the campground becomes a problem, and they shut down for the winter months. We would return here when in the area.
Another camper recommended this CG and we chose to access North Rim Grand Canyon from here. The only drawback in the heavy truck traffic which uses SR-89A all hours. CG amenities are clean and neat. The CG is crushed rock and stone. Sites are mostly level and large enough to park the tow vehicle or toad easily. There are pull-thrus and back-ins all with plenty of room. Grocery market is 3 blocks away and has a fuel discount when the grocery receipt is presented at the pump. There are trees for shade, Wi-Fi is marginal at best and cell phones were okay. On the air TV brought in about 21 channels. We would return here if in the area and easily recommend this CG to others passing through the area.
This is a great RV resort & campground with lots of grass and space for kids to play. There is an RV repair facility next door and staff is very helpful. You will find a hair salon on site by appointment. The store is well stocked and there is a coffee bar inside. The Grill Pavilion serves dinner by pre-order reservations and the food is plentiful and excellent. Rib eye steak comes in extra large only (one pound) grilled to your taste and they offer a great menu of dinners to choose from. Side dishes are Dutch oven prepared and scones are fresh every 10 minutes or so. The campground is gravel and the sites are mostly level with lots of space. We parked the 34' rig and had ample room to park the truck beside the RV and well clear of the road. Each site has a rock fire pit and you can get a grill at the store, no charge. Trees do offer some shade and some pull-through sites have grass strips between. Capitol Reef National Park is about 11 miles east. Fuel out here is a little higher than some other locations. When it snows the resort closes for the season. The laundry, showers, and restrooms are clean and up to date. The Grill is open air, roofed, with gravel floor and picnic tables, the service is excellent and the food great. We stayed here three nights, could have stayed longer but had reservations near Bryce Canyon. If we pass this way again we definitely will stop and stay for a while.
This is by no means a place I would recommend. There are absolutely NO 50Amp sites in this campground. The owners claim to be the only campground in Moab that subscribes to Wind Farm generated electrical power, from somewhere in Oregon State. We found the 30Amp source unreliable. To avoid tripping the breaker had to turn off the air-conditioner before turning on the microwave. There is no TV reception here and no cable TV available. If first impressions are important, this place starts out bad and only gets worse. This campground is in a really lousy neighborhood: you feel like you’re driving through a community dump. The campground is behind and accessed through a ratty, run-down and junky mobile home park. There are equally junky permanent resident sites in the campground. You have to drive through or past those sites to get to one you may, or may not want to use. I had to get out my shovel to unearth the caps for the sewer system at my site, as they had been long covered by dirt and sand. The roads are sand and gravel, the sites are sand and gravel, the whole campground is sand and gravel. There are some trees scattered that do offer some shade but not much. The trees do interfere with access to some of the sites because of overhanging branches scraping and scratching the sides of the RV. The sites are narrow; not enough room to open the triple slides on the fifth wheel without hanging into the neighboring site. Fortunately, no one else with a big rig came in while we were here. Nothing over 35 feet will fit into the sites and there is no place to park a toad or tow vehicle near your site. We just parked in the road, like those who live here full time. Often there isn’t anyone at the “office” to check campers in, probably because they don’t get many folks coming here to begin with. During our stay, there were a few other campers who came, stayed the night, and left again early the next morning. Permanent residents have dogs, in both parts of the campground, which are not well behaved and run loose to do their business where ever they please. Barking dogs which were allowed to continue, sometimes for hours, made it difficult to sleep. The owners are friendly enough, they just don’t seem to care much about the condition of the campground, or the mobile home park. They do live on site in one of the older mobile homes. In order to use the laundry, my wife had to clean the washers to use them. There is playground equipment for kids and it isn’t in bad condition. The restrooms and showers are kind of, sort of clean. We didn’t see anyone from the campground cleaning, except on the second day we were here. Wi-Fi is free. Next to the Laundry building antenna there was a good signal, but the access speed was really bad and the connection wasn’t consistent. We had better access with our Clear devices. Moab is close to Canyon Lands and Arches National Parks, as well as Dead Horse Point State Park, and worth the visit. We spent nearly the entire week touring and hiking in the Parks and still didn’t see all there is to see. Most of the time this campground was empty, even at the weekend, and it isn’t difficult to see why. We will not return to this campground and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else who wants to visit Moab for any length of time.
Good Sam rate. Wide open CG with little shade. Sites divided by split rail fences, each with picnic table. All gravel but mostly level & some sites with grass. Most are pull through, Big Rig friendly and wide sites to park toad or tow vehicle. Good 50 AMP, water & sewer, no cable but on-the-air TV reception very good. CG host very friendly and helpful and patrol all day picking up trash and checking for other problems. Easy access to Colorado National Monument and I-70. Laundry is reasonable and clean. Restrooms and showers clean, not much in the HQ bldg for entertainment. There is a play area for kids. CG offers free Wi-Fi but our Clear device pulled in a 6 bar 3G signal here so didn't use CG service. Lots of RVers overnight here close to I-70, Grand Junction and Fruita. If we pass this way again we will stop for a while.
There are a 8 full hookup sites, not all are pull-through, in the upper part of the park CG. There are several power only sites, and the rest are dry camping with CG water supply placed along the road, no hookups. The Camp Host is helpful and friendly. We never did see a ranger the week we were here. Restrooms are clean but there are no showers. Each site does have an aluminum table/benches, some with canopies. There are BBQ's and campfire pits. Not all the pull through sites would accommodate a big rig. The Utah Park Dept had a paving project underway in the boat ramp parking lot and it was noisy and smelly for two days. Make a reservation on line and it costs another $10. The level of the lake is very low. This was a pleasant spot to spend a few days and close enough to Dinosaur National Monument. Good access to services in Vernal. The CG map shows only 31 sites available.
PPA Rate, Manager is very nice. The Park is an old mobile home community with dozens of sites open for RV's overnight or long term. Part of the park is pretty run down. As long as residents take time to water their lawns its okay, but the open sites are apparently not watered so there is no grass there. The open spaces are easily accessible and have old concrete pads, runners, and parking spots. The laundry (free) and restrooms and showers are in a mobile home near the office and kept clean and neat. The pool is open for "adults only" twice a day and is clean. Services and shopping are fairly close and access to I-15 easy. There was no traffic noise, just the occasional boom-box coming into the park late at night. The park is okay for overnight or the short term "passing through."
Good Sam rate with 50AMP. With a pool this CG would rate a 5 star. All sites are drive through and big rigs are no problem. Access directly from Idaho-20 to good gravel interior roads and sites and lots of grass and willow trees. This is mountain desert, 6180 ft elevation, and Idaho is on fire right now. Smoke is an issue especially if one has difficulty with upper respiratory irritation. Aside from the smoke this is a pleasant CG, very relaxing and the free breakfast of two pancakes and two eggs with beverage is a pile of good food. Owners and staff are very friendly and helpful and the laundry, restrooms and showers are kept clean. Easy driving to Craters of the Moon National Monument and EBR-1 National Historic Site. As an older park you could expect issues but this is a neat and well maintained CG with lots of space. There is one market in town and major population centers are an hour or more driving time. This is a good short term stopover or great for a few days or more of pure relaxation. Winters are bitter. If we pass this way again we will definitely stop here.
Fantastic location on Lake Hebgen with boat ramp. Not far from the West Entrance to Yellowstone NP or West Yellowstone (the town). Wildfires not in the area, are generating smoke & ash in the area, depending on the wind direction. Staff and owners are friendly and helpful. Full hookup sites offer consistent power & water, free Wi-Fi, sewer and some grass around each site near the office/store and close to the boat ramp. We enjoyed our stay here and the proximity to Yellowstone National Park and Teton is great. Laundry, restrooms and showers are spotless, and get attention through the day. Patios are paved. There is a grocery market in town and several fuel stations plus lots of touristy stuff. Flyfishing is great and wildlife aplenty to watch and photograph. When we return to Yellowstone we will stay here again. Do check the season, the CG closes down with the onset of winter weather: mid September.
Access off I-90 is easy. The CG is gravel/dirt, the sites are large and utilities located within easy reach. The staff was friendly and helpful, and they have a certified RV technician on site who saved us a long wait for service and parts for a failed landing gear on the front jacks of the fifth wheel. The one train passing in the night woke us, but not a major issue. Amenities are clean and well cared for, Wi-Fi was weak at best and 4 on the air TV channels. We used the two nights here to kick back and rest. No extra charge for our adult daughter who joined us here for two nights before we moved on. Next door to Fairmont Hot Springs with discounts for RVers. This was a pleasant stop over but a long way from major services. We would stay here again when in the area.
We considered a slightly lower evaluation with the lack of sewer and shared power and water stanchions. 30AMP is breaker-less and the left site has to set up to run water and power under the rig to reach the stanchion. Setup then takes away the space for patio and awning. The restrooms and laundry are clean. Water pressure to the sites is poor, sometimes barely a trickle. There are two bath houses to service 175 sites. Access to Glacier west entrance is three miles away. To tour the park, leave your rig at the Transit Center and take the shuttle system which can carry you all the way to the east entrance at St. Mary. Cell phones have good connectivity but Wi-Fi will not connect. The free Wi-Fi at the CG lodge is good. When its busy it can be slow, but otherwise is good. We didn't utilize the BBQ since we were out of the CG everyday in Glacier National Park. The staff here is friendly and very helpful. The "at site" garbage pickup in the mornings is pretty nice. Black Bear have been seen in the CG so food stuff needs to be stored safely. Portions of the CG are a little tight so caution when moving big rigs looking for a space. Don't be surprised at the Amtrak and BNSF trains whistling through the night as they stop at or move through West Glacier. We would stay here again.
Rate for TTN. This CG could rate higher but lacks sewer and free Wi-Fi is terrible. Cell phones were near full strength but the Wi-Fi just didn't connect very well and oh so slow. The CG amenities were in excellent condition. This time of the year one can't avoid dusty conditions in CG's with gravel/dirt roads, but if all would observe the 5MPH limit it minimizes the dusty impact. Laundry, restrooms/showers, pool and lodges are clean, the staff friendly and helpful. There are fire rings in nearly every site. The staff pickup daily makes the rounds and collects garbage from the trash cans throughout the CG. Having to dump holding tanks on the way out of camp, or paying the pumper $25 each time, is not very convenient. This is a nice CG. Except for Newport about 8 miles, it is a very long way from most everything, but beautiful surroundings and peace and quiet are a huge plus. We have been here several times and will return when back through the area.
TTN Rate. Rating would be higher but staff did not care that folks complained about the power issues during our stay. Previous reviews may reflect the problem has existed for quite a while. Sewer sites are only 30 AMP. Some 50 AMP but no sewer hook-ups. Our Electrical Management System is designed to interrupt power from the stanchion to the RV when the voltage spikes 134 (or higher) then resumes when the voltage returns to normal. We were gone during the day but during the time we were in the RV, the power was interrupted no less than 9 times in 4 days due to high voltage (138-139). The CG is in a good location for recreation and relaxing. Interior roads are narrow and some turns are pretty tight but sites are good size and offer some privacy. We would gladly return when we are back in Washington State. Hopefully, the electrical situation will be taken care of soon.
Thousand Trails member rate. The preserve leases land and shares beach with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Staff was friendly and helpful but not detail oriented. Restrooms, showers and laundry were clean and neat. La Conner is a tourist town with decent restaurants and limited services. The campground is one of the older with narrow lanes and some tight curves/turns. We found 50 amp service in COHO 302, along with sewer. Not all sites have sewer and some of the hills are pretty steep. Sites are large enough to navigate easily and with plenty of space to set up with some privacy. Overall this is a pleasant park. Whidbey NAS is not far and a variety of military aircraft pass overhead. The rating reflects lack of communication between staff members and on-site reservation mess-up. We would definitely return here when we are back in the State of Washington.
Rate for Thousand Trails members. The campground staff is helpful and friendly and the amenities are in good condition. There are still issues with electrical in some parts of the campground. Sewer is available in some areas but not many sites. 30 amp power is consistent and we had no problem in G Section. Sites are fairly large some with shade others open to the sun. No cell, our Wi-Fi worked, 12 "over-the-air" TV stations. For services it is some distance to Chehalis, an IGA in Toledo is closer. Laundry room is clean but expensive compared with other campgrounds. There is a grade up away from the road and the guard shack entering the park. The main roads are asphalt, the loops packed gravel with speed bumps. This is a pleasant campground, an hour from either Mount St. Helens or Mount Rainier. We will return when in the area.
TTN rate. CG is separated into north and south sections, mini-golf in the south; pool and sports courts in the north. 4th of July weekend lots of family tent campers on site and everyone was well behaved and generally observed curfew. Main roads are asphalt, interior roads packed gravel and well maintained. Restrooms and showers immaculate and laundry very clean and all machines working. Lots of activities in CG and nearby Seaside. Easy walking or bicycling access to the beach and Promenade. Free shuttle comes through the CG on a regular schedule, makes connection in Seaside to other points along the Coast. GPS will tell you have arrived when you haven't. Continue along 12th about another .1 mile (through some curves) to arrive at the entrance on the right. Staff is friendly, helpful and respond quickly to issues in the CG. We walked back into CG after fireworks on the 4th and at 11:45PM all the street lights were working. Coast Highway 101 is not big rig or RV friendly but minding the recommended speed limit through twists, turns and curves will make the drive a little stressful. There is a high volume of bicycle traffic on the highway and some curves are tight and "blind." We enjoyed our stay here and will return when in the area.
TTN member rate. There isn't much negative about this campground. Staff is friendly, helpful, and they provide a long list of activities for the whole family. Not all sites offer sewer. CTV is available $3 per day or $15 per week. Wi-Fi at South Lodge Computer Room is excellent but erratic and hard wire is also available. It is a short walk to Lost Creek State Park across SR-101 which accesses the Oregon Beach. Long walks are incredible. Each site offers a degree of privacy and the speed limit is 5 MPH with speed bumps strategically placed. There are a few drive through spaces, but they don't offer any privacy. Restrooms and Laundry are clean. Most sites are paved & some have wood decks, all have picnic tables. This is the best TTN preserve on the Oregon Coast and we will stop here again when in the area.
Very little has been done here for maintenance. A contractor is putting a new roof on the Activity Center this week. Two sections are closed (A & C) because of electrical issues. That being the case the whole CG should be closed. 30 amp is poor and several campers had to reset the breakers time after time through the week. Any 2 appliances on and the breaker would trip and the stanchion is inconsistent on each leg. There apparently is the beginning of a new power system but nothing is as it should be. Sewer is available on a few sites and they are hard to find and in demand. Sites are all back-in and require the ability to maneuver the big rig skillfully to make it fit. Interior roads are packed dirt/gravel and turns are tight. Large trees line the roads and sites and add to the adventure. Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is right next door and the beach is close at hand. It seems a lot of work has been started here and abandoned and the campground is a mess. Waste disposal at the back of some sites create the illusion of depth when there isn't so be cautious positioning an RV in some of the sites. There is a lot of shade here, satellite TV difficult, Wi-Fi with our Clear device connected 4 to 6 bars, 3G and cell phones were okay. On the air HDTV found 12 channels. Services are nearby in Florence. Staff was helpful and friendly. Restrooms, showers and Laundry are clean. This is 1 of 4 TTN preserves on the Oregon Coast and I doubt we will be back to this one.
Owners are very helpful, polite and courteous. He walks out to the site and assists (if needed) with backing & positioning the rig in the concrete site. The entire park has paved roads and sites with lots of shade trees and lush green grass. Sprinklers auto-on at 2-3 AM each night. There are no restrooms or showers but a clean, neat,economical laundry room. Pool is well done & clean. This park is excellent just a little tight in a couple turns. Full hookups, 50AMP, free cable TV and Wi-Fi. Good cell phone connectivity. There is sometimes train noise but not offensive and CG is near a major secondary highway but no noise. There is an age/appearance restriction on RV's coming into the CG. We enjoy this CG and will return when through area.
Camp host was very helpful. Walked over to the site I requested and made sure we could get setup. Full hook-ups, 50AMP,on the air HDTV drew 21 stations, good cell phone and Wi-Fi connectivity. The CG is well maintained, clean and quiet, on the Rogue River with boat launch. Roads and sites are asphalt, a little narrow but easy enough to navigate, plenty of trees but enough sun. Speed bumps effectively exist. In some places the road needs root repair. The park is dated but clean and pleasant, automatic sprinkler system during the day. There are rental yurts. Grants Pass has all the services needed, Costco in Medford. Easy access through a residential area from OR-199. We enjoyed our stop here and will return.
TTN rate. NO SEWER and one dump station is closed makes inconvenient. Staff was friendly and helpful and the CG is in pretty good shape overall. A CG septic pumper makes the rounds by appointment Tuesday and Friday $15 to pump 3 tanks. The lake is an unusual shade of green but folks were swimming during the Memorial Day weekend. CG permit is required for fishing. All the interior roads are packed gravel and sites are back-in with plenty of room. Most sites do have shade trees. Nearest stores and services are Yuba City and Marysville about 17 miles. Some sites near the office/store are restricted length and width and very tight. There are several tent sites in two separate sections near the lake. Our wi-fi booster pulled in a 4-6 bar 3G connection and a strong cell phone signal. This is a great CG, quiet and well maintained with lots of grass and we will return when in the area.
Two issues here to begin with. Power stanchions and sewer. The lack of sewer to all but the long term sites is okay with convenient dump stations in the campground, but power is not so good. One section is without power so only water hookup is available. The section we used I checked the power to the first stanchion and found an open connection and had to move to another which checked OK. The 30 amp power hooked up to was steady 122V. The water hookup was at the distant rear of the site, two hose lengths away. The pool is open, the store is not and looks to be a long way from being ready anytime soon. Restrooms and showers are dated but kept clean. Free Wi-Fi is inconsistent and often very slow, available at both lodges. The campground has a sewer pumper available by appointment three times a week for a fee. This is a pleasant place to stay, quiet and peaceful, good access to Gilroy or Morgan Hill for supplies and entertainment. We would return if and when we are in the area.
The park is really unkempt. Grass in all the sites is knee high, brush hasn't been removed, mostly just ugly. The current manager just left after only 3 months so there have been 2 managers this spring and funds are not being used to do much of anything. Horseshoe pits were overgrown and a team of members spent the week trying to clean them for a preserve sponsored tournament this weekend. Staff ignored requests to clear occupied sites of weeds and brush until three of us got our own weed-eater and cleared our sites. We were told the preserve maintenance equipment was broken and they had to go out and rent mowers and tractors after the manager left mid-week. The last time we were here the preserve was clean, trimmed and nice...not this time. Staff was friendly enough and they got down to business after the outgoing manager was off site. The bark park was okay, the exercise trail was not accessible, overgrown, the other facilities were clean and useable. 30 amp power was steady and no issues. Coyotes, deer, bobcat, cougar and squirrels, birds and owls call the preserve home. With proper care and maintenance the campground will be OK and we would return. NOTE: Do not approach this CG from I-5 Exit 334 (Coalinga), CA-198 and CA-25. The book gives these directions and the result is not pleasant. You find yourself driving over 100 miles of very narrow, winding and hilly two lane highway not designed for big rigs of any kind. There is a better way.
The important issue is power. You MUST check the source at the stanchion before you hook up. There are some open neutrals and some legs have no power at all. There is an upgrade underway, but it could be some time before it is complete. There are lots of sites to pick from. Cell phone connectivity is almost non-existent, but we did have Wi-Fi using our booster in our site. Staff is friendly and helpful and gearing up for a busy summer. The sites are nearly all drive through with perimeter sites back-ins and all easy access. Main roads are asphalt and interior roads packed gravel. Sections M,N,P & Q could be isolated IF it rains and the Santa Clara River washes out the road from the Adult Lodge up to those sections. There are emergency exits to the Arrastre Canyon Rd, just in case. This resort is well maintained and well managed. The reason for the rating level is the problem with the electrical service. There are trails to hike and off site places to explore. Family lodge has a huge pool and play area. We will return when in the area.
TTN Rate. At check in the gate let us select a site away from wall and apartments. The Wi-Fi is NOT working here. The CLEAR device and booster pulled a full strength 4G signal and cell phones great. Recent Adult Center remodel is great. This time of the year is pretty busy with snowbirds on the move, migrating toward home. There are no in park activities but there is a list of free shows on the STRIP to keep you busy. The desert is in bloom and Red Rock is a great place to check out the colors. Staff here is busy but friendly and helpful. Lack of 50AMP in many sites when air-con is needed requires planning ahead. A pleasant park with good access from Boulder Highway. We will return when we pass this way in the future.
Rate RPI. Follow directions in the RPI book to avoid 4 wheeling to reach the resort. There really isn't much to dislike here. Interior sites are drive through and roads are gravel. After heavy rain there were several soft spots to avoid. The facilities are in top condition and staff is great. The one drawback is the sites. Altho they are drive-through there is little room. Rigs side by side with slides open are very close. Parking is a serious issue for the toad or tow vehicle. Its an older park not designed for to days RV. The sites are way to narrow and short for most of the rigs and leave very little room to park. 30/50 AMP W/S,Tengonet Wi-Fi (poor). Our Wi-Fi booster pulled in a full 10 bar 3G connection and the cell signal maxed as well. Zion NP is close by and there are many other local sites of interest to visit from here and plenty of hiking trails to plod on. The resort is a work in progress since ELS/Encore bought about 18 months ago and its looking pretty good, just a little tight to get your RV around. Views from some of the sites are absolutely terrific. We would stop here again when passing through this part of Utah.
We found the CG to be an excellent place to stop for a few days. Wi-Fi in CG is strong and free but drops the connection frequently. Frustrating. Utilities are mid-site except sewer which requires a long reach, usually two 10 foot segments. Its easier to stretch sewer hose than power cable. CG staff is always busy with care & maintenance and office staff very helpful. Amenities are older and used but kept clean. The pool and spa/hot tub are inside and the dump station requires a fee to obtain the key. The Rim Rock area adjacent to the CG is very nice and the play equipment for the kids got a workout every day. Tent sites are separated by native stone walls, most with power and water. Shade trees are just beginning to leaf out this week. Many of the RV sites are drive through and lots of room to navigate within the CG. Easy access to Vermillion Cliffs, Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, Grand Staircase & Escalante. We enjoyed our stay here and will return when we pass this way in the future.
We spent most of the winter here and found the campground and staff outstanding. Volunteers keep a constant list of activities running for folks to participate in. The pool reopened 1st of March and all the amenities are clean and well maintained. February & March Snowbirds were migrating and the CG was packed but efficient. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, lots of things to see, trails to hike, Rec. Center in Cottonwood has an active Silver Sneakers Program. We thoroughly enjoyed our stays here and will definitely return. CG is an excellent winter refuge.
Rate with RPI. We have stayed here before and the rating dropped because of broken promises. A manager change early in January has not been a good thing. The staff has grown surly and much less helpful than when we first visited here. Water pressure is sporadic and electrical stanchions are inconsistent and often low voltage on 30AMP. This resort has changed in a very negative way since we first visited here late in 2011. We will not be returning.
Rate for TTN reciprocal. This is definitely a snow bird resort community. Roughly half of the spaces are park models, the rest are for visiting RVs, both short and long term. Our assigned space, #96, is immediately inside the gate and less than 100 feet from Idaho Road which is afflicted with constant traffic noise, sometimes barely tolerable, beside the constant flow of RV's and vehicles entering and leaving the resort. There is plenty of room to back a big rig into place, had no difficulty with the 34 ft fifth wheel. Park the RV on the crushed rock and park the "toad" or tow on the concrete pad. Lots of room for patio and entertaining. Join the Snakehole Golf Country Club for $10 and play unlimited sand golf on the 9 hole course across the street. Organized activities abound, social stuff, pool, spa, golf tournaments and road trips to sites of interest. We found the staff friendly and helpful and they kept everything clean and neat. Except for the location of site #96 we would have rated this resort higher and we will return here in the future.
TTN Guest Rate. This is a fantastic destination resort with RV visitor spaces mixed in with many park model sites. Staff and neighbors are super friendly, there are amenities and activities to boggle the mind. Pools, hot tubs, spas, restrooms and showers are spotless. Laundry on site. Restaurants on site. Sports activities. Gym equipment and programs for fitness and health. There are more bicycles than golf carts in this community. Sites are large enough but rigs must be parked on the crushed rock and tow vehicles and tods must park on the concrete pads. Each site was designed to accommodate a park model and additions. Utilities are convenient at the rear of each site. All streets are paved with room enough to maneuver for parking and backing off the street. You will find a golf cage, tennis courts, shuffleboard, croquet, horseshoes, putting green, billiards, lapidary shop, ceramic room, silversmith shop, wood shop, music room, art room and much more. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area.
RPI rate. This CG is close to I-17. The CG staff is super helpful and friendly. Most sites are full hookup, 30 AMP and mostly level gravel. There is ample room between sites with grass buffers and some mulberry trees. We cleared our site of leaves, raking into nice piles, but no one picked them up the whole week. There is cafe in the Lodge, good food, excellent cinnamon rolls and fresh bread daily. Lots of activities and amenities and everything clean. The pool is open but not heated, good for a Polar Bear swim this time of year. Hot tub is good. CG a good place to do the "week out," or longer. We are staying in the Verde Valley for a while and will be back here.
Verde Valley, Cottonwood, is a snowbird destination park this time of year. The park is not full and there are four separate sections to choose from but few 50 AMP sites. The CG borders the Verde River with walking trail access in addition to the nature trails within the park. The pool closed 11-20 for the season. Laundry, restrooms & showers are clean and the CG is kept neat by staff. We found the interior roads to be more than wide enough and most of the interior sites are pull-through with shared utility stanchions. Access from AZ-260 is an asphalt road which passes through an open range area and there are cattle to watch out for and share the road with on occasion. There is plenty to do in Verde Valley and good services in Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Camp Verde. The nights get a little cold but no a big deal. It gets colder in Flagstaff and Prescott. We intend to stay with this CG for a month or two and would definitely return.
TTN Member rate is $0. The CG is clean, the bath houses/laundry clean and tidy. This time of year it's best arrive as early as possible or take the dregs of sites. This CG is packed and moving your rig through the grounds looking for an empty site can be challenging. All sites but 2 are back-in. 50AMP sites are limited. Staff is excellent. On site repairs are available from a number of vendors in the area. Red Rock and Valley of Fire are excellent places to hike and photograph. Lots of shows on the Strip. A resort this isn't, but there is a clean pool, hot tub, clubhouse and store and current lists of entertainment on the Strip. This is a clean well managed CG and we would return when in Vegas.
Camp Club USA rate. Access directly off I-40 exit 53. The staff was super friendly and the CG is very clean. Paved roads with level gravel sites and 30 AMP, W/S, free Wi-Fi. Our Clear Cards pulled a good signal, better than CG Wi-Fi. Good Cell Phone coverage, no CTV & not much on-the-air TV. Several long term residents but quiet and a good place to stop. Getting back to I-40 is an easy right turn from the park, two blocks and a left turn back to Devine to avoid the median barrier. Traffic noise and trains were not an issue. Basically a pleasant stop and we would stop again if in the area.
PA rate for 30 AMP. 50 AMP is available. The CG is close to I-40 exit 294. The CG is crushed rock and loose gravel. About half the sites are full hook-up but they are back in sites off Sun Valley road north edge of the CG. Owners are friendly and helpful. CG Wi-Fi is pretty bad. Our wireless cards pulled a strong signal and cell phone coverage was okay. This is a good place to locate to do the Painted Desert & Petrified Forest National Parks. Nearest services are in Holbrook, 8 miles west on I-40. Traffic noise wasn't bad. No CTV and 3 local on-the-air stations by antenna. Its an okay CG for a stop over but we likely won't be back.
Good Sam Discount. The CG is off I-40 exit 79 and behind Love's Truck Stop. Lots of truck traffic. The CG is level packed gravel, a little dusty, drive through sites with full hook-ups, free Wi-Fi and cable TV. 50 AMP is extra. Staff is helpful and informative. There are long term residents but everyone is friendly and this is a pleasant CG to spend a day, or a few. Historic Route 66 at the back door and Grants, NM just two miles east. The laundry is clean, 3 sets of W/D. Clubhouse/Office at the entrance. This CG easily handles big rigs. I-40 and BNSF railroad noise is not a huge issue. You can find lots of things to do not far away, easy day trips. We would return here when in the area.
PPA Rate. Historic Route 66 Resort with vintage RV's for rent. Staff is friendly and helpful. We did not use the laundry, the pool is closed for the winter. Sites are mostly level gravel drive thru with full hook-ups. There is some shade. No CTV but good "on-the-air" reception. Free Wi-Fi and our Clear wireless devices and cell phones had strong signals. Camping World is next door. Easy access to I-40 at exit 149. We enjoyed the history of Route 66 and the Resort in the museum plus the vintage cars and RV's. This is a pleasant stop and we would return here when in the area.
Rate in-house 3 night special. Easy access off I-40 at Exit #60. Most sites are drive through, concrete with 30/50,W/S/CATV and patios. Restrooms/showers/laundry stations in 3 locations. Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and coupons offer discounts. There are full RV services on site. Staff is excellent and handle issues immediately. Sites are large, the roads wide and paved so movement is easy. Utility stanchions are located at mid-point on the site. There is no shade here and the wind blows most of the time so awnings are at risk if left open. The week of our stay daytime temps were 90's and nighttime low 40's. This is a very pleasant place to stay short or long term. Shopping is 5 or 6 miles east. If we pass this way again we will stop.
PPA Rate. This CG is 400 Ft off I-40 at OK Exit #1 and 1/2 mile from Historic Route 66 & Texola, OK. Check in is at the store/gas station. The restaurant is open 5 days a week. The CG roads are old gravel and clay, very soft after much needed rain. Sites are all drive-through with 20/30/50AMP, W/E, no picnic tables or fire rings. Extra fee for 50AMP. There are several long term tenants. There are shade trees but overhanging branches partially block access to some sites. We found the staff/owner friendly and helpful. Restrooms & showers in the restaurant are not kept clean. We did not use the laundry. This is a basic stage stop between Oklahoma City and Amarillo, TX. Reservations are a good idea if you plan to stop. The CG fills up each night with stop overs. This is a good place to rest and relax. Traffic noise from I-40 isn't an issue. I would stop again if passing through the area.
The RV Sites are more easily accessed off Robinson St and can be interesting when there is fair traffic since that is the main entrance to the fairgrounds. 10 sites are paved back-in. All the rest are coarse crushed rock. The drive thru sites are W/E out in the middle of the lot. There is no separation between sites, its a parking lot. Back-in utilities are 30/50,W/S. Electric is "hot", no breakers for each site. Use of electrical monitor & surge protector wouldn't be a bad idea here. You are close to services, supplies and good dining. Self-contained makes this a decent place to stay and local PD patrols the lot. Check-in is done at a drop box on the south end of the arena building. No one from the fairgrounds made contact during our stay. We felt the price a little high for the lack of amenities and staff but it was quiet except for trains passing through two blocks west of the fairgrounds day & night.
RPI rate plus 30AMP per day. This is a member owned RV Resort now open to the public. This time of the year they are closing down portions of the campground and winterizing the pool. Off SR-69 Texanna Rd is under construction, and there is a severe edge of pavement/lane drop off with lots of hazard pylons to be your guide. The campground office is closed on Sunday, open on holidays. Short term campers utilize Section L and the sites are all drive through with 30/50 (you pay even more for 50AMP), W/S. Campground is collecting "donations" for free Wi-Fi and a bathhouse remodel. Lake Eufaula is nearby, but the water level is so low there is no access. Sites are gravel, most roads are asphalt. There are not enough picnic tables in short term for each site to have its own. Laundry room is clean. The facilities are old, and we didn't use the restrooms and showers though they look to be pretty used up wooden structures. Overall the campground is well kept. There are many long term members staying here, but everyone is friendly. You are a fair distance from services although the Phillips 66 at SR-69 and Texanna Rd is handy and well priced. There is a Camper Store at Texanna Rd & Belle Starr road, but their inventory is limited. Campground staff was helpful and watchful. Although the campground is "out of the way" it is a good place to stop, for a night, week, or month. Wi-Fi is free, but we had good signal on our Clear cards and good cell coverage. We would return here if in the area.
Rate with Golden Age Passport. This National Park CG is outstanding in all respects. There are no showers but restrooms are clean. Sites and roads are all paved. Sites with minor slopes, 30/50, sewer and water. Lots of trees for shade. The stream is picturesque. Self service check in & no reservations. Volunteers do most of the maintenance and cleaning plus man the Visitor Center sign-in desk at Fordyce Bathhouse and conduct the guided tour. Trails are in good shape and the hike from CG to Hot Springs & Fordyce Bathhouse takes under an hour. Parking in Hot Springs can be a problem so the hike is a good option. Cell phone signal & Wi-Fi signal not great but okay. On the air TV reception marginal. AR 7s runs past the CG entrance and there is some truck traffic during the day, not so much at night. When one thinks National Park CG this is not what you expect. Lots of sights to see in Hot Springs & history back to 1832. We would definitely stop here again.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. The CG is close to I-40 with easy access to services in Russellville. There are pull through sites and back in sites with 30/50, S/W & Cable TV. The CG is immaculate and the amenities spotless. Roads and sites are packed gravel & mostly level. There is playground equipment and a picnic shelter near the office/lodge. The CG seems to be full every night. Big rigs have ample room to set up and park the toad or tow vehicle. Lots of folks stop here for the night and move on early the next morning. Owners are very nice and helpful. They post a reservation board on the veranda at the office with incoming names and the site # assigned. We are impressed with the CG and would return when we are in the area in the future.
RV parking is across the street from the Casino main parking lot. The area is constantly patrolled by security & the patrol will take you across to the Casino Gift Shop to register and return. Shuttles run back and forth to the Casino day and night. About half the sites are pull-through and utilities are at the back of the site. The sites are paved and level. There are no restrooms, showers or laundry on site. The Casino offers a 2 for 1 breakfast coupon at check in. The rate is $9 first night and free for the next two. The overflow parking lot is used by tour buses and semi's. BNSF RR is 200 feet away and there is rail traffic 24/7. We had no problem sleeping and didn't hear the trains during the night. The Casino & RV lot is within the Eastern Shawnee Nation in the NE corner of the state of Oklahoma, abutting Seneca, Missouri. We noticed no odor from the treatment facility just to the west of the Casino. This is a good place to stop for a day or a few and we would stop here again if in the area.
Rate for EA/RPI. We were greeted by the owner and escorted to the site where he offered to back the rig in for us. He stood by while I backed and offered to help with hookup. There are a few pull through sites. All sites are full hook-ups with 50 AMP, CTV,w/S. Laundry, restrooms & showers are immaculate. Most sites are paved with plenty of room for parking and patio stuff. Most sites were full every night so reservations may be necessary. Folks here are friendly and helpful. Branson has lots of shows to choose from. The spring rains caused some road and site damage which is being repaired. We would stay here again if in the area.
Cloud 9 Ranch is a member owned facility with provision for guests by reservation. The rate shown is RPI member fee. The members we talked with say the campground is in decline and the overall conditions we witnessed would support that statement. When you arrive at Cloud 9 the staff rangers are friendly and helpful with directions. The welcome packet has a page which shows individual campgrounds, there are six, but there is no map which connects it all together. From their welcome packet “all-terrain vehicles are the preferred mode of travel here. More than half of all Ranch members own ATV’s, and it’s a common sight to see groups…not only on the miles of paved roads between the ranch’s six campgrounds but also cruising more than 100 miles of well-marked wooded trails or splashing through shallow streams.” The packet goes on with more detail of the ATV experience at Cloud 9 for guests who come here only for that ATV off road opportunity. Cloud 9 Ranch draws visitors from long distances because of the ATV amenities provided here, including a monthly ATV Poker Run. The park invites non-members here for free camping and collect only a daily fee per ATV for using the trails. The privilege extended to these “guests” is greatly abused. The main connecting roads are asphalt. Campground interior roads are packed dirt and gravel. When it rains the roads are muck and a mess. Individual sites include 50 amp, water, and sewer. No cable TV. Wi-Fi is available at the adult clubhouse. The swimming pools were closed for the season. Over-the-air TV pulled in 11 stations clearly. You must park the RV with at least the rear wheels on the concrete pad on the site. With a big rig your front and rear jacks will not both drop on the pad and level they are not. The utility pedestal and sewer is at the rear of the pad. There are some shade trees. In some sites parking for the toad or tow vehicle is an issue. Each campground complex has a “stage stop” which includes restrooms and showers. The laundromat is at the gas station and there are several machines though a few are out of order. Campground roads were wet and muddy when we arrived but on the second day were drying and dust was becoming a problem. Some campsites had as many as 5 or 6 ATVs operating, all day and into the night. Quiet time is 12 AM to 6 AM and even that is abused. We would return but probably not in the summer season.
Good Sam Discount. This park is excellent for an overnight or longer. The staff is very friendly and lead each RV to the assigned site and help with alignment. Full hookups, 20/30/50 (good voltage), Sewer, Cable, water, free Wi-Fi (full strength signal with our Clearwire cards). Sites are nearly level and plenty of room on each side. Malone is a main highway and there is easy access. All sites are packed gravel with grass buffers. Most sites are drive-through, a few back-ins on the perimeter but lots of room for big rigs. Many RVer's make this CG a one night stop over but it would be fine for a longer stay. Restrooms, showers and laundry are very clean. Laundry has two sets of washer-dryers and the price is lower than all other places we have visited. A good place to do your laundry. Be sure to dine at Lambert's Cafe, home of the Throwed Roll, you must experience. Services are close by.
Rate for 2 nights PA. This CG is close to the interchange and there is minimal highway noise all the time. When we arrived the manager/owner was not on site and there are no instructions other than a note saying "B" section is for overnight or less than a week stay. "B" section does provide full hookups, including CTV & 50AMP. There are a few long term folks on site but in a separate section in the lower part of the CG. The bath house/laundry is locked with coded key pads and we did not have access because the manager never was on site while we stayed here. We dropped our fees in a mail slot, staying 2 nights. There really isn't a pet area but you can walk your pet through the park. The playground area is in need of attention. The equipment appears fairly new but the area is muddy and weedy with black poly bunched up all over the place. Interior roads are packed gravel and red clay so when it rains (as it did during our stay) things get a little messy. All the sites are drive-through & utilities are within reach. I found about 60 channels on Cable and Wi-Fi is free if you need it. Our Clearwire cards pulled in an 8 bar signal here so we didn't need the local Wi-Fi. In CG there isn't anything to do. Central City is minutes away and there are services and shopping there. This is a handy oasis when you are traveling and I would stay here again if in the area. Nothing spectacular but a good rest stop.
Rate for Mid-Atlantic/ELS. Diamond Caverns checkin office is on the Mammoth Caves Parkway with easy pull through access. Across the Parkway is the entrance to the CG which is far enough from I-65 to be nearly noise free. This is a destination resort with ALL the amenities including time share condo rentals and an 18 hole golf course. Members receive price breaks on golf and carts. CG reception and host camper are very helpful and the CG is in good condition. The spa, pool, hot tub, laundry, restrooms, lodge and exercise room all excellent. Wi-Fi is Tengonet and it's worthless. Cell phones work here and our Clearwire internet card pulled in a 4 bar 3G signal. Interior roads are fairly new crushed rock and gravel and there is a huge grass area for wandering or walking the dog. You will find a variety of pull through sites. Closest to the lodge 30 AMP the rest are 50 AMP. The gravel roads and sites lower the rating a bit and many of the sites require some leveling. Picnic tables were mostly in poor repair and need paint. Golf was great. Mammoth Cave is about 5 miles away and Cave City has decent services about 7 miles. We would definitely return when in the area.
Rate for RPI. Basic RV Park CG with little in the way of amenities. Electric has been upgraded and 50AMP is available. Sites are pretty level & packed rock and gravel. Some sites have concrete patio slabs. Utilities are a reach and some sites share water and power stanchions. Roads into the CG are well marked and decent condition. Breckinridge Rd has one curvy dip which is rough but tolerable. The Restrooms & Showers are locked and one can get a key if you can't use the on board stuff in your RV. Laundry room locks at 5:00 PM when the onsite attendant leaves the park. The CG is clean and neat, well maintained, very quiet and Crossville has all the services and supplies you might need. The rating is for lack of recreational stuff in the park. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The attendant hands out a pile of brochures on local historic sites and points of interest nearby and maps out some of the better off-site places to eat. There is a well stocked book exchange library in the club house. This a very relaxing CG. A good place to catch up or wind down a bit. We would return if our travels bring us back through the area.
RPI rate for this park. RPI can't know what this park actually is. Entrance off Oak Grove Rd is steep down hill. Sites are on the hill side, very narrow and not level. Sites are not designed for larger RVs and NARROW. With slides open you hang over the next slab. If you don't line up the wheels of the RV on the edge of the slab you are over the edge of the site & downhill. Hookups are at the far back of the site. I used up the whole length of the space with the 34' fifth wheel & no place to park the pickup. Additional hose length is needed to reach the pedestal. 30 amp only & no circuit breakers. Mostly long term residents and poor attitudes, barking dogs and late night parties. Temporary or short term sites are poor and the interior roads are dirt/gravel and very narrow. The pool is locked. The lake is very low, no access. The fishing pond is sludge & scum. No laundry. This is not a typical RPI resort, definitely not PREFERRED. We would NOT return to this poor excuse of a campground.
Member Fee. The rating has to reflect the storm damage from Hurricane Irene rains 8-27. ELS improvements were partially washed away when the heavy rains overwhelmed the new drainage system in the park and damaged roads and campsites. Campground staff is working to restore but money is limited. The entire campground is 30 amp, no 50 amp hookups. Even with the storm damage the park is neat and tidy otherwise. Staff was helpful and friendly. The lake is very nice but there are no water front sites. The site we chose easily handled the 34' fiver and pickup. Restrooms, showers and laundry were clean although it seems someone's idea of clean was to flood the restroom floor and call it good. Many historic sites are accessible from here. Wi-Fi and cell phone connectivity isn't much good. We did find several on-air TV stations, no cable available. The park will be closing 10-24-11 for the season and re-opening near the end of April. Hopefully the damage can be repaired by then. We would return to this quiet and friendly campground.
Super Site rate for PPA. There are 17 Super Sites with full hookups & 50 AMP, plus Dish TV & converter included. CG host was friendly and helpful. We arrived two days before the passage of Hurricane Irene. Many people fled the Barrier Islands and Outer Banks inland and CG took all that came through the gates. Interior roads and sites are firm packed gravel and crushed rock which drains well, even in torrential rains from Hurricane Irene. The Super Sites are level and access is wide open. We found the restrooms, bath house, laundry and buildings to be clean. The pool is clean but you can use the lake, too. The CG is family and pet friendly. The kids will find a huge air pillow to bounce around on. No highway noise to deal with here.
Rate Good Sam Discount. This may be a first but this CG rates a 10+. Check-in was smooth with lots of information provided on DC. Staff Guide lead us to the site and stood by while I backed the fiver into place. Sites are packed gravel while the roads are blacktop. Full hookups incl Cable & no extra charges. Dog walk area is the power line ROW, mowed grass and benches. Metro Access to DC is right on site. A Metro ticket office is right next to the boarding shelter. Metro Bus 81/83 comes into the CG for pickup so you don't need to drive into DC. A short bus ride takes you to either College Park or Greenbelt subway Green line stations. CG staff remains on duty until 10 or 11 PM, apparently waiting for the last Metro of the day to bring residents back to the CG. The Cherry Hill Park RV supply store will save you a long drive to find another place for minor repair parts and accessories. Groceries are a mile away and Costco is 3 miles north on Baltimore. Restroom & showers are spotless, laundry is huge with a wide selection of machines. Pools are sparkling. The Conference Center includes the Star Cafe, sauna and a hot tub, plus an outdoor theater. The CG is handy to the Beltway but time your arrival or departure to avoid the crunch of the DC rush hour. Cherry Hill RV Park is a well planned RV community with all the amenities you would expect in an exclusive, gated community providing a stop over or longer term stays. At first glance the price seems a little high but once you are on premises its easy to see the value.
RPI rate with 50AMP. This campground is better than the previous reviews indicate but with one problem I would call major. The well water is not good. We did not get sick but there is definitely a problem. My in line filter was useless after 4 days connected to the CG system. The water ran dark brown off and on but the last day was the worst. Several campers complained to the office and they didn't seem to care. The sites are neat, mostly level, gravel. The pool and spa, clubhouse and laundry room and restrooms were clean and tidy. We were greeted by very friendly folks when we first arrived but they had no answer for the water situation. The sewage treatment facility is deep in the CG and there were several times during my stay the smell was pretty bad. This is a good place to start from if one is visiting the Shenandoah National Park. The north entrance and beginning of Skyline Drive is minutes away from the CG. Wi-Fi is private and costs $3 per day to access. Clearwire 3G worked in the CG so we managed. I'm fearful of the water situation so probably won't return.
Rate for TTN/Outdoor World. First thing, DON'T try to use a GPS to get to this CG. You will NOT like the result. The road suggested hasn't been open to CG traffic for more than 20 years and that's the good road. Stay on SR-3 to Bowie Road, and turn there to Ebb Tide, left and stay on the road to the CG. Google Maps or the directions on the CG website work. This is an older CG with lots of room between sites. Main roads are paved, the interior "lanes" are dirt and gravel. There are about 12 drive through sites. Staff is friendly. "Sis" happens to live off site on the old road and she saved us from wandering in the wilderness trying to find the CG. Restrooms and showers are clean, the laundry room was clean. The pool is clean. The clubhouse/store/reception area is dated but clean. Fuel, groceries and stores are within 10-15 minutes of the CG. Shore power was good and the sites are 50AMP. With the heatwave the electrical system managed to keep up with the demand for Air-Con. We will be returning here.
Rate for 50AMP, TTN. The rating is for attitude. Our first contact was via the radio at the gate and the ranger was snotty. When he came to the gate for check-in he was surly and full of himself and offered NO help about where to look for a site. He gave me a map and pointed out the Yellow Section. There are many 50AMP full hookup sites and we were told there was lots of room, just drive through and take your pick. The first section we drove through had very little to chose from. The second area was okay but we only arrived there after having to drive the truck and trailer through the first area looking for a site. Once we were set up we went back to the office to give them the site # and get the 50AMP unlocked. When we asked the ranger why he sent us into an area with not sites available he smart mouthed back and asked me how he was supposed to know. The adult pool was closed for repairs, supposed to re-open 7-22. There was junk (trashed TV) laying on the ground at the rear of our site and when we asked to have it removed the same ranger was very discourteous. The other campers were friendly and helpful. The site was gravel, grass and mostly level. We would return here, in spite of the ranger we encountered. Usually we find staff at TTN CG's very friendly and helpful so discovering one who isn't was a surprise. This is a very family friendly CG and in good condition. Laundry room was clean but the per load price a bit higher than other CG's.
Rate for 50AMP. 300 sites and 14 have full hookups, W/S/E. 286 W/E only. The CG is well maintained, mown grass, acres of grass. You will find three large flocks of Canada Geese roaming the grass fields so watch your step. The laundry/restrooms/showers are clean. The laundry pricey. Once upon a time this was a busy, busy place with lots of activities for the entire family. The facilities are still in place, a little dated but good condition. The mini-golf thing is pretty bad, not kept clean and obstacles are broken so some holes are impossible. The CG pool is located near the east side of the park and close to the pier. There is no beach. The gate person was very helpful and lead us out to the full hookup sites. All of the sewer drains are raised above the ground and above most RV drain valves so dumping your tanks is no fun. There is a dump station alternative 200 feet from the full hookup sites. There had been heavy rains the week before we arrived here and some of the W/S/E sites were still mushy and soft. There was evidence that campers had been stuck in three of these sites. There is a breeze blowing here most of the time and sometimes gusty. Protect your awning. Clamming, Crabbing and Fishing are available and there is room in the fields of mown grass to hold several major events all at the same time. The family lodge is huge and nice equipment. The adult lodge isn't so great. It's small and a mess. No cell coverage, intermittent Wi-Fi at best, and poor TV reception. There is a boat ramp near the adult lodge, again, no beach.
Rate for TTN. A campground not far from I-64 exit 231A but traffic noise not an issue. The campground is well located for access to the Historic Triangle, Jamestown, Yorktown & Williamsburg. Be sure to drive the Colonial Parkway which connects the three Historic towns. We rate this campground a little lower because we experienced flooding while here, during several severe storms. What was not obvious when we set up became obvious in heavy rain, and we had four days where it rained buckets, not constantly, but lots of rain quick. Our site B42, plus B41& B43, were in the main stream for run-off and more than once we had 2-3 inches of rainwater coursing through our sites covering everything on the ground. Once the rain stopped it didn't take long for the water to drain away. Staff here was very helpful and friendly, and they kept the amenities in good repair. We lost power our 2nd night, but the maintenance crew had it restored in less than an hour. The crew came around to make sure everyone had power back. The campground is very tight, and the roads narrow. From the entrance gate one must follow the little white arrows down the road to the office for check-in. There is little room to drive a big rig, or longer rig, through the maze of narrow roads. We were sent out, fifth wheel in tow, to find a site that suited our needs. No staff golf cart was offered to look for a spot to set up. This is a family oriented campground and is conveniently located. The 4th of July weekend was crazy here, but it was fun. The campground was packed and busy, but everything went smoothly. The outdoor and indoor pools and spa were spotless. The laundry room was clean and has four sets of machines. Some of the campground buildings are in need of maintenance/repair, and the roads need work. Mature trees line the roads and sites so you need to chose wisely. This was a fairly pleasant experience, in spite of wet feet, and we will return.
Member Rate. This preserve is a woodsy setting on the shore of Lake Gaston. There is a beautiful swim beach, great slips for boat mooring, a good launch ramp,, and casual seating on the shore for watching sunsets. Fishing requires a NC license. There are 18 50Amp sites with sewer and 2 30Amp sites with sewer. All the rest are Water/Electric. The campground does have a honeybucket pumper which comes around 2 days each week and it's free. You do need to make an appointment with the office for the service. Unfortunately, the campground doesn't enforce it's no parking zones and moving the RV into or out of the campground can get dicey. With mature trees hugging the sides of the roads there isn't much room to maneuver, plus there are concrete ditches with culverts at the opening to some of the sites in the 50Amp area. During our stay there was an 11PM power outage in the block we chose to camp in. During the outage the campground staff was out patrolling, keeping an eye on the sites/campers and making certain everyone was okay. Power was restored after 3 or 4 hours. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. Cell phone coverage, none. Wi-Fi connectivity, none (Tengonet).
Rate for TTN. There are a few waterfront sites, but most are rental cabins. The preserve has 3 pull thru sites; the rest are back in with full hookups 50/30 AM, and there are tent sites. The sites are packed gravel, some shaded, some sunny, with lots of room to put out patio furniture and toys. Part of the interior roads are gravel, and some are asphalt. Laundry and restrooms were clean. Both pools were up and operational...spotless. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is a swim beach and float. This is a well managed preserve and the folks working there take pride in the services they provide. We would definitely stay here again.
Rate is for Cable TV, Mid-Atlantic. This park was built in the 1950's when RV's were much smaller. County roads into the park are narrow and the interior roads within the park are also narrow. There is plenty of room but be cautious. Sites are almost all back-ins with full hookups and wood decks with fixed benches and picnic tables. Waterfront sites are on the Mountain Stream which flows through the park and have over hanging decks above the stream. Water comes from the park well and pressure is high. Three other campers, without regulators, blew out plumbing in their RV's when they hooked up to the water source in the sites. Buildings are dated. The amenities are family oriented. The onsite 9 hole par 3 golf course is in bad shape. Everyone was friendly and helpful. For those needing parts to repair plumbing there is a good RV store in Hudson about 10 miles away. We would stay here again.
Rate for RPI. The Park is well maintained and neat. The clubhouse and pavilion, office and laundry/restrooms/showers are all immaculate. Our only contact with the staff was at check-in and they were friendly and helpful. We noticed a slight odor (compost maybe??) but the noise others suggested was not evident during our stay. There is a mill across the creek and a topsoil business across the highway but not offensive. The interior roads are all gravel and sites are crushed rock, drive through with full hookups. The site I was assigned (D-8) required two leveling blocks on the left side, not really unusual in a lot of parks. The issue which lowers the score is the lake which develops at sites D-7, D-8 & D-9 in heavy rain storms. The water does drain eventually but is really a mess when you step out of the RV into a puddle 3-4 inches deep during or following heavy rains. Other sites did not have this problem. There are lots of activities here, for family or specific age groups. This park hosts square dance and line dance classes and also books entertainment groups. The group which entertained during our stay was a vocal quartet and three piece band. We thoroughly enjoyed our stop here and would return.
Rate reflects fee for 50AMP hookup. All sites are full hookup and pull through but 30/50AMP is only available in sites 1-26, closest to the office and adult pool. The hills are fairly steep, and the site map plainly shows which to avoid with a big rig. Restrooms and laundry are in the building with store and office, next to the adult pool. During our stay the family pool was closed and empty, so the adult pool was open to all. Hilly is what you get. Most of the sites are cut into side hills, and sites 1-26 are typical of what you find. The sites are very narrow ,and with slides open on the fifth wheel there was no room on the pavement to walk around the rig. The awning went out over a fairly steep hillside, so there was no place level for the picnic table or any of our patio furniture. The beach and lake are nice. There is a decent play area for children, and there is an 18 hole putt-putt course. Water pressure could be a problem, so a regulator should be used when you hook up. Leveling isn't a big deal, but you must make sure the wheel chocks are firmly set when you disconnect or make your final sets with jacks. The sites not only slope side to side but front to back, nothing is level. Interior roads and sites are crumbling and rocky as you go deeper into the preserve. It's not unpleasant, but the park was designed and built when RV's were all single wide and not 40 feet long. The lack of space makes it difficult to set up for outdoor activities in your site. From the side of the fifth wheel under the awning to the edge of the pavement was 3 feet then the hillside was dirt, clay, tree roots, and too steep.
'Enjoy American' lists this park @ $25, we paid $30. The host did not get out of his chair during check in and was discourteous. No park map is provided and no information on the location of showers or restrooms and dumpsters. The host told us to pick our spot, to avoid the sites that are roped off because they have no electrical. There is a huge dip in the entrance, just past the office, and from that point on this park just did not feel good. The entrance road is paved, a frontage road to the left is paved, all the others are soft sand. I drove a little way into the park and parked the rig, then walked until I located a site that I felt I could access without getting stuck in the sand towing the fifth wheel. All the sites are tilted so leveling blocks will be required and they add stability in the sand under your jacks. Fire and Piss Ants are everywhere and the park has done nothing to control them. After I set up I moved my pickup to clear the road in front of the rig and got stuck briefly in the sand on the road. Wi-Fi is free here, local company. We use Clearwire and had a strong signal here. Cable TV is not available; over the air picked up 4 channels, two of them the same. 50AMP with good voltage, water and sewer are good. 95% of the residents here are long term and some of the rigs are pretty rough. The park is is a bad state of repair and maintenance. Once upon a time the park was much larger but much of it is abandoned and no longer in use. It's quiet and services are 4 or 5 miles away. Diesel is down to $3.69 at several stations nearby. I do not usually rate quite this low, but this park just doesn't feel good, its poorly kept and there are no areas set aside for kids or playground equipment. If you ride a bicycle, this isn't a place to try it with the loose, soft sandy roads.
Rate reflects Thousand Trails/Mid-Atlantic. Fee is for cable hookup. Park managers are super friendly and helpful. 30/50 is available but be sure to check the 50AMP before you get all set up since at some sites it doesn't work. Volts are good, water pressure is good, septic at each site. Wi-Fi is available if you can live with Tengonet. We use Clearwire and never have a problem connecting. Cable channels are limited but good. Interior roads are dirt and rough. The exit lane is pretty rugged before you get to the pavement. When approaching The Oaks beware of two big holes/bumps in the paved county road just after you pass the cemetery. They will rock your rig in a big way. We stayed here for two weeks and enjoyed the park. It is peaceful and pleasant. The Friday night Bar BQ was good, maybe a little $$ for what you get but a good time to socialize with neighbors. We did not use the showers but I did check and the shower stalls are moldy and dirty, but not the shower curtains. Putt-putt golf on the new course is fun, just don't panic when the squirrel tosses pine nuts at you from above. Walking trails are pleasant, just wear bug spray when you are outside and carry it with you when you travel for when you get out of the vehicle. Don't feed the resident alligator in the local pond. As you exit I-95 don't go past the Waffle House. Yemassee road is right there, just off the I. If you listen to GPS she will try to send you to the town, which is about 6 miles out of your way, or she may direct you to turn into the Low Country Visitor Center. There is enough room to turn around a big rig in the visitor center parking lot. When ELS decides to spend some cash on maintenance this park will rate much higher. We would be happy to stay here again.
The rate reflects our PPA discount. This is a 5 star resort with only one little flaw. There are no shade trees in the resort, but, as another reviewer said, that's what awnings are for. The staff is super helpful and friendly, the sites are all double wide concrete, 70ft deep, pull through, with concrete patio furniture and a nice grass buffer between sites. There are a number of long term residents but they are just as friendly as the staff. There are lots of things to do nearby, including the flea market on Sat & Sun, with live music and BBQ in the evening but not late. JAX I.A. is down the road a way and the Resort, depending on the wind, can be in the departure/arrival path. The noise is NOT an issue, especially if you have air-con going. You can get more noise from the USN Fighters as they exercise their wings overhead. The Resort is top quality, very clean, everything works, electrical was steady, city water and sewer at each site as is cable TV. This is off season and we nearly had the section to ourselves for the week we were here. This is a definite return if you can resort.
Rate reflects PPA. 5 Star RV Resort, with all back in sites in Groves, Hammocks, Circle the Wagons (Rally Sites) and the Super Sites. Some sites are gravel but level and all are full hook-ups. The amenities are all immaculate and the staff is very helpful and courteous. During the off season you can take your pick of sites, so it isn't necessary to be on gravel. It's love bug season and staff let us wash the carcasses off the front of the truck and the fifth wheel on site, no fee. This RV resort is top of the line in all regards and worth the stop. Short term or long term, the staff treats you well. Easy access to Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island and Canaveral Island National Parks. Don't feed the alligators in the resort lakes.
Park manager was waiting at the office when we arrived, as arranged by telephone. Approach the resort from the north on US-1 for best access or you will have to make a tight u-turn as US-1 is divided here. The resort is across the road from Indian River Lagoon and there is a 125 ft long private dock (good shape) with picnic table, benches, pole holders and some moorage. The resort is older and could use some cleanup and organizing but the sites are mostly level grass with patios, power, water, septic and cable on the site. The restrooms/showers and laundry are clean and well maintained. The clubhouse is very nice with fresh coffee in the morning and hot water all day for make your own. Exercise equipment is in good shape. BBQ's charcoal or propane are available at the clubhouse. There are a lots of RV's in storage but the open sites are easily accessible and the manager guides you into your site. With a little cleanup this little park could rate much higher. The stay was pleasant and peaceful. Expect freight trains to run on the west side during your stay but the noise is not a problem with natural barriers. There isn't much traffic on US-1, anytime. I would stay here again if in the area.
This is a Mobile Home community with RV sites in select areas. We stopped here via PPA. The RV Manager is very friendly and helpful. The Mobile Home residents are less than friendly. The children in the park run hither and yon with no regard or respect of privacy. I had my rig set up with awning out and sunscreen in place and the kids were running under my awning, across my site from one mobile home behind to another across the street. There were as many as 6 or 7 at times, running back and forth. Based on advice from the RV Manager, I kept my bicycle racks locked and didn't leave anything else outside when I was off site. Sites are grass for the RV, paved (crumbling) patios and parking for the pickup or toad. Water and Septic were a reach. It took 30 feet of water line and 20 feet sewer to hook up. Old growth trees over almost every site make parking difficult with high profile rigs. There are plenty of air TV stations available. The trees overhanging the roads require caution when you move your rig. The RV Manager told us the owners have scheduled relocation and upgrades of the utilities in the RV sites for sometime during this off season. For a long term layover this would not be a bad stop. The portion where most RV parking is located, was being paved during our stay. Access is gate controlled, but the code is generic and apparently never changes.
Big Cypress National Preserve, Midway Campground. I don't know what to say but when I pictured a National Parks campground in my mind this was NOT what I expected. The campground surrounds a small lake, with fish and an alligator, all roads and sites are paved with patios and fire boxes. There is 50AMP power to all the RV sites but no water or sewer. Potable water is available near the dump station so you can go in with empty tanks and fill with fresh water. The RV sites are totally level, just drop your jacks. The Park staff at Oasis Visitor Center were very helpful and informative. We visited during the Jar Head Fire and the only issue was the smoke and a little ash fallout. The stay was pleasant and I would return to this spot again. There is some talk of adding water and sewer to 26 sites. There are currently 4 with total hookups but they are reserved for park staff and volunteers.
This is a destination RV park. May is definitely the off season. A few Park Models are occupied and the folks are friendly. The Park staff is helpful and friendly. The amenities are in good shape with restrooms and showers undergoing renovation. The laundry is good and it's cheap. When we arrived a staffer escorted us to site N2 and guided me into the site but got us stuck in soft sand next to the paved patio and utility posts. The staff shoveled and timbered and got us unstuck, backed out and moved to another site with firmer footing. All the sites are grass with concrete patios but in some places the sand shows through. Total hookups at each site with 50AMP and cable TV. These staff guys couldn't stop apologizing for getting us stuck. Interior roads are all paved but narrow. Utility box placement could be an issue in some sites. Comcast provides the Cable TV access here. The Park is close to everything you need.
This ENCORE park is neat and tidy, the staff is very helpful and friendly. An escort will direct you to the assigned site and help you get aligned and ready to setup. The interior roads are paved and in good condition, just narrow and one way. Nearly all the sites have paved patios and all full hookups. Cable TV is available with Comcast but you have to sign a contract to get access, so it didn't seem worth it. This is the off season in Florida and the park was nearly vacant. There is highway construction on Burnt Store Road, however, there was no noise to deal with. A NOTE here: Burnt Store Road will be closed between FL-41 and Acline Road beginning 5-9-11 and will remain closed for the rest of 2011 to replace the bridge over Alligator Creek. Access to the park will not be affected, the detour will be using Acline Rd off FL-41 to reach the park. The pool, hot tub, spa, clubhouse, restrooms, laundry and showers are sparkling clean. There are some cosmetic repairs needed, otherwise this park would easily rate even higher. Monday through Friday the park maintenance people pick up your garbage at the curb. We would return if we are ever in the area in the future.
What a pleasant experience (discount the Love Bugs). ELS has made a commitment to putting their RV parks in order and they have begun to follow through. While we were in camp, the restrooms/showers were remodeled and some of the interior roads were resurfaced and/or patched with asphalt. During our 10 day stay the staff mowed the grass throughout the park twice and fixed the pool in a day when maintenance was needed. The sites are grass and some have concrete patio pads, lots of room on each site. Staff was always busy with maintenance and helpful at all times. Trails are groomed, but watch for wild pigs in the woods and gators in the river (Stumpy and her baby). The Peace River is a fossil hunter paradise. Though this park is adjacent to a major state highway the traffic noise is tolerable, even with the citrus trucks hauling oranges 24/7. Love Bugs are a way of life this time of year but they are harmless, just lots of them. Keeping your rigs clean of the goo after a drive, or when you arrive in this part of Florida, is crucial. The acidic content of these bugs is pretty hard on painted surfaces if not cleaned off right away. You can chose a site open and sunny, or one which is treed and shady. H2O, 30/50, septic in most sites. I rated this park an 8 because there is still work to be done and the exit road is still in need of repair.
Lake Magic takes overflow from 1000 Trails in Clermont. There is a set aside area which is on high ground, neat, roads paved, some sites are drive through, some back-in, full hookups with 50AMP and cable, some paved and some gravel. There are park models through out the park but there is more than enough room for everyone. Other campers we met spend most of the year here or at 1000 Trails. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you check in on a Sunday the office is closed but they leave a packet for you and mark out the directions and route to your space. Both pools were clean, the facilities are a little dated but kept in good condition. If Disney World, Sea World, or some of the private museums, are your destination this park is close to everything. If you are patient and look carefully you can still find diesel under $4 within a half mile of Lake Magic on Hwy 192. This park rates high marks for staff, amenities, access and relaxation. Lake Magic is a good place to live for the short stay, or for the long term.
Access and exit roads are narrow. The bushes and trees need to be trimmed back a bit. The first 100 feet of so of interior road is paved but once you are inside the "gate" the road is bare packed sand and bumpy and rough. Nearly the whole campground is sand, but there are trees for shade. We reserved a site with 50 AMP by telephone, but when we arrived, the owner would not let us set up in a 50 AMP site, and we were told there was sewer but that isn't true. Only the permanent residents are able to hookup to the septic system, all others must use the dump on the way out. Cable TV is available and WI-FI also. The owner is friendly and helpful, escorts newcomers to the sites and helps park/back. The amenities are NOT great. The so-called clubhouse/office is a dilapidated old wood building that smells very musty and is tiny. Restrooms and showers are clean though dated. Fire ants have free range here and they are everywhere. Many of the pets in the park were allowed to run loose, though the park rules say otherwise. With a lot of work this could be a very nice park and it is close to many points of interest. There was plenty of room for our rig, but I would not consider returning here. After hours you use the exit to return to the park or you can't get in.
The park offers easy access and all the sites are drive through with full hookups. The roads are paved and the sites are grass and gravel. The staff here is very helpful and attentive to your needs. There are no activities and no pool. The park is a long distance from the nearest shopping center for groceries. There are a few quick stop marts, but if you need to restock it will be a long drive. This is a nice place to set up and relax for a few days in isolation. The park stocks the lake and fishing is free, no license required.
This is a pleasant park, for either short term or long term. The only real issue is the interior roads which are dirt and not graded. The ruts and potholes were pretty bad and required very slow driving. Wi-Fi is available at clubhouse otherwise internet is non-existent. The park is well organized. The staff are friendly and helpful.
We reserved through Enjoy America for three nights at Land-O-Pines. When we arrived the staff were less than friendly and/or helpful. The site we were assigned had full hookups & 50A. The site was wet, soft and muddy. I could not level the rig because the blocks sank into the mud. The site was also laced with big tree roots. The pools and water slide were closed during our stay. The restrooms and showers were all in the permanent resident portion of the park. Fri-Sat-Sun cost $3 more overnight. There will be no going back to this park. The roads were packed dirt and muddy; drainage is poor.
This campground certainly rates a higher review than some of the past visitors have given. The owner greeted us with a welcome smile and thanked us for visiting. The entrance is clearly marked and visible from a good distance away. The only real issue, for the near future, is highway construction east bound LA-90, from Lafayette to well east of Maxie's. The entrance is easy enough but the edge of the pavement and the gravel patch job the state has done (about 40 feet) leave a lot to be desired. The campground is clean, the amenities are easy to use, other campers were friendly, even the long term folks. Highway traffic continues through the night, but I slept with windows open and the noise did NOT keep me awake. The driveway and interior road are paved and not pot-holed, the sites are gravel and level. There is lots of room to maneuver for parking a big rig. Picnic tables are firmly mounted on each site and utilities are within easy reach. About the only reason I'm not giving Maxie's a higher rating is the exit, and that is because the state has not provided an asphalt patch where there should be one, so it's a little dicey getting back onto the highway. During our stay Lafayette had a tremendous storm blow through with thunder, lightning, hail and rain. Lots of rain. Some of the campsites on the highway side of the road had standing water in the morning while those on the bayou side had none. In the two hours after I first looked, the standing water had mostly gone away. This is a pleasant place to stay, I would stop again.
This preserve is difficult for the GPS, so if you can, use the co-ordinates rather than an address or you might find yourself up to your armpits in snow on Mt. Bachelor, taking the scenic route. The park is woodsy, quiet, clean, and the staff friendly and helpful. This was the off season for RV's and we stayed here only two nights before moving on, just ahead of a major snow storm. Sites are level and there is lots of room to move your rig even though there are pine trees every where. This is a good park and we would stay here again when in the Sunriver area.
The Nitty Gritty first. Interior roads suck and some are really rough. "A" & "E" sections have the 50 AMP hookups and "E" section roads are in the best condition. These sections are back in sites but loads of room to maneuver. If you pick a site with 30/50 hookup you pay for the 50 ($3 PER NIGHT) whether you use it or not. Spring has sprung in east Texas and the trees are starting to leaf out and shade is welcome during the day. The only reason we don't give this a higher rating is the condition of the roads. This park puts on a real family program, as shown during spring break week, and our stay here was capped by a visit/performance by Sarah Getto, excellent!! Conroe has the best shopping A to Z and HEB grocery is only about 2.5 miles away on TX-75. The restrooms and showers are spotless, the manager and staff here are great folks, the laundry facilities are cleaner than most but over used so you have to wait for a turn. The beach is okay, the mooring and boat ramp in good condition but we didn't hear anyone talking about fish they may have caught. We spent two weeks here and it was relaxing and restful. We would come back here if our travels every take us back through south and east Texas.
What a pleasant surprise to arrive at Fort Beale RV in Kingman. This park is clean and neat and obviously the pride of ownership shows. The sites are raked gravel, the road through the park is paved. The laundry, restrooms and showers are coded access and impeccable clean. The owner is all business when business needs to be done, but when business is completed she is very friendly and helpful. This is a great RV experience.
Calico Campground is a San Bernadino County Park located in the canyon below the Ghost Town. When we arrived the ranger directed us to the campground without giving us any kind of a warning. Turning into the campground (lower) we encountered flood debris everywhere, including in the campsites, specifically the campsite we were assigned. The rains and then a broken water main up in the town, drove flood waters through the canyon and caused a lot of damage to the campground. The campsite I had reserved was 2/3rds gone via wash-out so bad you couldn't drive through it let alone try to tow a fifth wheel into it. I picked another site since the campground was nearly empty. Because of the flood damage there was no water to the campsites and that information was not provided until after I had set up and tried to connect. I stayed one night and given the attitude of the rangers would not return to this campground. The Calico Ghost Town is fun for a day and lots of traffic comes and goes.
This park is attached to a hotel in Ellensburg. The desk clerk didn't have time or take time to give us much information about where to go or what to look for. The sites are drive through and there is lots of room to maneuver your rig. This location is right next to the Flying J truck stop, close to I-90, so the restaurant is an okay place to eat for a fair price. The park is not worth the price, or for more than a night or two at most.
Many of the RPI campgrounds are proving to be poor and Bay View is no exception. From the front gate, through the check in parking area, and out into the campground the roads are in terrible shape, very rough. The limited patching which has been done in not doing the job. If you are not self contained you take your chances with where you plant your bottom. The Adult Spa was closed, the pool desperately needed cleaning, the Family Lodge pool was totally closed, the lodge roof patched with blue poly. The docks are literally falling apart. Staff was friendly enough but did not follow through with complaints. Pets are supposed to be on leads but chronic abusers were not contacted.
Deer every where. The TTN Trading Post sells deer corn to feed the resident whitetail population. Access to Medina Lake is limited to one boatramp because the lake level is so low this time of the year. The whitetail are so tame they can be fed from the hand. There are full hookups scattered through the resort, some with 50AMP, and the maps indicate which sites to look for. San Antonio is not far away, and the Alamo Plaza is worth the visit. San Antonio River Walk is pleasant, and you can find good food at a decent price.
The owners bought the site of an old Taco Shack just outside Fort Stockton to build their residence. RV'ers who stayed on the property when it was a Taco Shack persuaded them to open an RV resort about 1 1/2 years ago. The RV Resort is on a hilltop with a great view of the valley, has full hook-ups. The site is all gravel but is well improved and all sites are drive-thru. Construction is beginning on an activity center and other amenities for the traveler's comfort. The Taco Shack is gone but a nice RV Resort is in the making.
Valley Vista RV Resort is a resort in transition. The Resort was recently purchased by ENCORE and we stayed here under their RPI rate. The resort needs improvement, which they are working on, and the staff is well prepared to handle your needs. Some sites are drive through, 50AMP is available but you need to ask since the resort is split, two areas; one 30AMP, the other 50AMP. We arrived the day after a week of hard freeze and the staff was working at restoring water to several of the sites, a task they accomplished withing an hour of our checkin. The resort is in the desert with some trees, depending on the season, and has gorgeous sunsets. This is a good place to stop and golf is directly across the highway, or less than a mile to the municipal course.
Very convenient to AZ-380. A controlled access RV Resort with both short term and long term occupants. The sites are 30/50, full hookups and cable TV is available for a nominal fee. There are activities designed for just about everyone. There is a combination of drive-through and back-in sites and there is plenty of room plus paved patios in each site. We staid here three nights. RV wash facility right around the corner from the resort. Volunteer hostess made certain we had all the information we needed.
This RV resort is convenient to the freeway bypass and provides easy access to the Phoenix, AZ area. The resort is undergoing changes, moving from a mobile home park into an RV resort and vacation retreat. The sites are mingled with Mobile Homes and do provide total hookups. The community access is gate controlled, the amenities offered are clean and the staff is very helpful and friendly. This is a good stop, for overnight or long term, worth the effort. Just know it is a bit more than an RV resort, at least for now.
TTN Palm Springs is handy to the freeway, and there is a combination of drive-through and back-in sites. The Preserve has Date Palms growing all over the site, and they do sell dates at the Ranger Station. There are 2 Pickle ball courts and the staff is friendly and helpful. The sites are all grass or sand but the roads are paved, with paved patios on some sites. Golf is available here with variety and good pricing, a little research will lead you to a good round of golf. This Preserve is handy to many different points of interest: Salton Sea and Joshua Tree NP, for instance.
Rancho Oso TTN is a horse ranch, with boarding facilities and trail rides. Weekly the Preserve manager hosts a bull-bucking show and a cow dog demonstration in the arena that is well worth the time spent. The staff is very helpful and the facilities are clean. They hold a wine tasting here, local vintners, and raffle some of the wines to the participants. Solvang is a great little town to visit from here.
TTN Preserve, clean and well maintained, lots of traffic, close enough to things to do to keep you busy. Pinnacles National Monument is a must do from this Preserve. TTN Preserves can be found in some of the most out of the way places, but close enough: not inconvenient.
As part of a planned, gated residential community The Lakes RV Park is well done. The sites are paved and all the amenities in each site. The overnight price included a round of golf on The Lakes Golf Course. The restrooms and and showers are adjunct to the Check-in building, with pool and lake in the same area. Some of the RV sites are waterfront. This is a very nice place to stop and rest, close to most of the shopping needs one might have.
Any approach you make to Yosemite Lakes NACO will be somewhat of a challenge. From the west there is narrow, windy Priest Grade to deal with; from the south you must drive into Yosemite Park and then drive up the narrow, windy grade out of the park to reach Yosemite Lakes NACO. It is worth the effort, and the winter months are "off" season except for a few long term folks who enjoy the snow. Preserve staff is friendly and helpful and the amenities are in good shape and clean. We missed a blizzard by six hours when we pulled out Dec. 18th.
TTN Preserve that is way off the beaten path but a nice, quiet place to stay. The park is well maintained, staff is great, the surrounding country is great. Power and water to the sites with a convenient dump station on the way out. The sites are semi-private and the stay was very enjoyable.
Green Acres RV Park is well located and easy access. The sites are paved, level, utilities include cable TV and no problem with Wi-Fi. The owners are friendly and helpful. This is a place worth the stop and there are a few long term Rv'ers here.
Wilderness Lakes is a great place with all the amenities one would like, (No cable TV), is clean and the staff is helpful and friendly. We found only one thing to distract from the pleasant site, the dairy farm located adjacent to the Preserve, on the north side, with holding ponds just on the outside the boundary fence. Depending on the wind, the stench was unbelievable, and the flies were an issue. There are fly traps hanging on the fence, I hung two more in my site, and the flies still broke through the defenses.
This is a Josephine County Park with RV sites and it is a neat place to stay. The sites are paved, there is access to the Rogue River, including boat ramp, and the Ranger is full time and always ready to help or offer assistance. The restrooms and facilities are a little dated but he keeps them clean. The Park is a great place to stay and is well managed and it is a pleasant place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to the city, Grants Pass, that you can do all your shopping within ten minutes of the Park. There is an internet coupon available for the first two nights stay.
Preferred RV Resort in Pahrump, NV is a great place to stop, for the long term or the short term. We found the staff to be super friendly and helpful, the sites are gravel with concrete pads and picnic tables, and full hookups. You are close to two casinos (good food) and grocery stores, plus diesel nearby and reasonable. The park has plenty of on site stuff to keep one busy, with a wood shop and craft room, lots of good stuff. I would stop here again, anytime I happen to be in the Pahrump area with the RV.
Pecos River RV Park & Store is located on the Pecos River in Carlsbad, NM, on Greene Street. Access is a little tricky because the highway going past the park in under construction and the bridge very near the park is being re-enforced so one lane is closed during the day just before the entrance to the park. The easiest access is through the drive directly behind the store and it takes you into a small but neat campground with full hookups and level gravel sites with wood picket fences separating the sites. There is a Pecos River Walk easily accessible from the park and it's lighted at night with paved walkways. The park owner is a great guy who goes out of his way to make you feel at ease and he takes immediate action if there is a problem with the site or hookups. This is a good place to stay over for a night or two, or the long term, depending on your needs, and it's close to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Location, location. This park is located next door to a short tenancy apartment complex and the noise was incredible. There are a combination of drive through and back-in sites with full hookups but when we were there the electrical system was causing some campers difficulty, including one RV'er who had a fire on board caused by a problem with the 50amp system. The staff is very helpful and the park is convenient to the Strip and all shopping malls and amenities in Las Vegas. In a pinch I would stop here again, but I would pick a site on the far side, away from the wall separating the park from the apartment complex.
Western Sky RV Park is under new management and the family now running the Park is doing a good job of staying ahead of maintenance. Level gravel sites with full hook-ups accommodate either short term or long term tenants. This RV Park is a Happy Camper member and the rates reflect the discounts available to subscribers. Local amenities are 14 or more miles away in Las Cruces but nearby is a Texaco with Diesel and a Dollar General across the street. I would use this Park again, no problem in the short term.