This is a very tidy, well designed park. The office folks were very friendly, even though we arrived exactly at closing and they had to reopen the office. Good level pullthroughs, good cable, usable Wi-Fi. We were here for a single night, and the $35 fee seemed a bit high. The irony is that we were given two 20% off coupons for future stays, no expiration. Wouldn't it be nice if they just dropped the price 20%??
This is a basic gravel parking lot. Sites were adequate, with back-to-back shared hookups. My price included a $3 up-charge for 50 amp electric service. The appeal of the park is its very close proximity to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. It is the only park in the area, and so that is where folks stay who want to visit the refuge.
This park has only 4 full hook-up sites. The others are electric only with scattered water spigots. We camped in Site 1, which was full hook-up site near the office. The water pressure was very low, and the site was gravel and not particularly level. On the plus side, there is a very nice nature trail in the campground, and two nearby natural areas that offer good hiking and birdwatching.
We camped in the Mesquite Campground which is at the end of the road down in the canyon. The road down into the canyon is steep, with a 10% grade for about a mile.The sites are large and well-spaced, with wonderful views of the canyon walls. No sewer sites are available, but we had water and 50 amp electric. AT&T cell and broadband worked well. This is a good park for hiking or just relaxing. We visited the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, and it was great.
We were surprised at how nicely wooded the campground was. Sites are well separated and level. Nice nature trail and some wonderful historic CCC buildings. AT&T cell phone and wireless broadband worked well.
We stopped here for a single night on our way home. Sites were narrow and muddy. No sewer or cable TV. Wi-Fi was fine. All of the park attractions were closed, and they may make this a good destination campground for families with children, but for us it was only so-so.
We stopped here for an overnight on our way home. We phoned ahead for information and the gentlemen who we spoke with was very helpful. Same at check-in. The park is nicely landscaped and has a lake, lots of trees, and some nice natural areas. The downside for us was that the roads are narrow and rough, and the sites are quite close together in some areas. It wasn't busy when we were there, but I imagine that during the summer things could get a little cramped.
This is a small state park campground that caters more to tents and pop-ups than to RV's and motorhomes. That being said, there are several sites large enough to accommodate larger fifth wheels and MH's. No hook-ups of any kind. The campground entry road (1/2 mile) is steep and a bit rough, but the distance to the campground is short. The campground is heavily wooded and shady. In addition to outhouses in the campground, they have a very nice showerhouse with five rooms. Three of the rooms contain showers, sinks and toilets, and are large enough for a parent to use with children. The other two rooms (also quite large) have sinks and toilets only. The showerhouse was spotlessly clean. The park is on a beautiful lake, and rents canoes and kayaks very cheaply. There are some good hiking trails, including a climb of Quaggy Jo mountain's South and North Peaks. Maine residents pay $10 plus tax, while out-of-state pays $20 plus tax. The town of Presque Isle is only about 10 minutes away, and offers all services and shopping that one might need.
The is a very nice park. Mainly pull-through sites that are well spaced and easy to set up in. Good utilities, and two nice laundry facilities. We stayed here only two nights, but it appears that they have some folks that stay the summer, and so they offer some activities like Bocci Ball, Washers, etc. Convenient to Bangor while still felling like it is out in the country. The adjacent restaurant was good, and the campground gives you a 10% off coupon at check-in. The Passport America rate of $16 made this a great bargain. Good Verizon broadband and AT&T & Sprint cell phone service.
This is a really nice campground, run by a couple who live there and are helpful and friendly. There are three ponds and plenty of room to walk around. The main pull-through sites are fairly close together, but usable. There are no sewer hookups at the sites, but there is a dump station on the way out. The remaining sites are spread out through the wooded area, but are small and appear to be mainly for tents or smaller RV's. Very good Wi-Fi is provided.
The park itself is very nice, with wonderful waterfalls and good hiking trails. We were less impressed with the campground. The sites are electric only, and the electricity at our site was very poor, often falling below 104 volts. We reported it to the maintenance folks, but nothing was resolved during our stay. There are no water or sewer hookups at the sites, and the parking pads are narrow. It was very rainy while we were there, and you couldn't avoid walking through standing water and mud. So for $26 per night (30 amp, out-of-state) we got weak electricity and a narrow gravel site. However, the scenery is great, so it sort of balances out.
We found this park to be OK, but nothing special. There were some nice trails to hike, but that was about it. Many of the sites are quite small, which is fine for tents and pop-ups, but not ideal for larger units. There is a big group area, and the park seemed very popular with scout troops the weekend that we were there. Overall, for the weekend rate of $30 we expected more than an small, electric-only campsite.
This is a tough place to review. They have over 200 total sites, yet only 10 are set aside for "overnight" stays. The overnight spots are pull-through sites, but are somewhat uneven and a little short for longer rigs. Virtually the entire campground is trailers that are set up permanently, or at least for "the season." Most of the trailers seem to be used as vacation homes. This means on that weekends (and I assume during the summer) the place is full of families and kids. The main activity while we were here seemed to be folks riding around the campground in golf carts. Not very relaxing to an overnight guest. But starting Sunday night the place was absolutely peaceful and quiet. Cell phone and broadband reception were good, and the campground laundry facility was fine. So we would rate this as an OK place to overnight for a day or two, especially if you avoid the weekend. Otherwise, not a destination stop for us.
This is a good, basic campground for exploring the Mammoth Cave area. There is not a lot to do at the campground itself, but plenty to do in the area. The on-site owners are very nice, and provide a lot of useful information about the area. AT&T and Sprint cell phones worked well, and our Verizon Broadband was strong. The park also has a good Wi-Fi signal. Price reflect the PA discount of 50% for the first two nights. After that, they reduce the discount to 25%.
This is a wonderful state park. The park is very large, and the RV campground itself is about 14 miles south of IH-40. They have both back-in and pull-through sites, distributed in several loops. The site are largely cleared, but the loops are surrounded by tall trees. It is a good compromise that allows satellite dishes to be aimed, but gives some sense of privacy from the other loops. Our Verizon broadband was weak but usable with an external antenna and amplifier. AT&T and Sprint cell phones were very marginal in the campground, but usable within just a couple of miles back toward the highway.
This is a large (7000 acre) state park with campsites distributed in a couple of different areas. We camped in the first loop of Area A and like the area very much. Lots of huge trees behind the sites, with a large mowed grassy area in front. More expensive "premium" sites were located on a hill overlooking one of the park lakes, and those looked very nice as well. The park itself is beautiful, with great hiking trails, two lakes for fishing, and an amazing variety of trees. There were plenty of activities and programs offered while we were there. The trees make satellite reception tough, though some sites do offer a clear shot into the southern sky. If this is important to you, you may want to ask about it. Out AT&T and Sprint phones did not get signal in the campground. Our Verizon broadband was weak and slow, even with an outside antenna.
This is an very nice state park in an interesting area. You can rent canoes and go paddle out onto Caddo Lake, or just stay in the park cove and paddle around in the Cypress trees. The nearby town of Uncertain offers a couple of different boat trips out onto the lake, including a wood-fired steamboat. And nearby Jefferson has dozens of antique shops and historic buildings. Sites are all shaded by very tall trees, so don't come here if you want to set up your satellite. Verizon broadband was good, AT&T cell phones did not work.
This is a very nice state park with lots of wildlife (deer, turkey, armadillo). There are four separate bird blinds with feeders, so if you are a bird watcher or photographer this is a great place. At&T cell phones worked well, but I couldn't get my Verizon broadband to work, even with an external antenna and amplifier. Hosts were very friendly, and we didn't run across the "militant" park rangers that others have mentioned. We were there on weeknights, so there were few folks in the park, and it was very quiet. We enjoyed it.
We have stayed at this park several times. The large, spring-fed pool is the centerpiece of the park, and we finally swam in it on this trip. We brought our masks and snorkels and stayed out in the deeper, less busy area of the pool. We were here on a weekend, so the shallower areas were somewhat crowded. The campground is in a desert area, with modest vegetation. We had a pull-through site with water, electric, and cable TV. Each site has a picnic table and shade cover. Verizon broadband was weak but usable, even with an external antenna and amplifier. The park is small, so there is not a lot to do other than swim in the pool and look at the reconstructed desert wetland (cienega). Nearby Davis Mountains State Park is a better "destination" park, but this one is a great place to spend a couple of nights, and is just a few miles off of IH-10.
We enjoyed our stay at Bottomless Lakes State Park. The park is in the desert area east of Roswell, and contains a number of unusual small lakes. The RV area is back in the park next to Lea Lake. There are both pull-through and back-in sites. Some can be reserved and others are first-come, first-served. We camped in a pull-through with water and electric. A few sites are available with sewer as well. The sites are wide and long, and well separated. Each had a shaded cover over a picnic table. We got good AT&T cellular and Verizon broadband reception. We really enjoyed swimming in Lea Lake, which is spring fed and very clear. There is a large sandy beach along one side with lots of shallow water. The rest of the lake drops off sharply to a depth of 90'. A very interesting place to swim!
This is a very basic park, in place only because of the caverns. Water and electric only. No sewer, dump, Wi-Fi, or cable. Verizon broadband was weak and slow, but usable with an external antenna. Sites are pull-throughs which are somewhat narrow and short, but there was only one other RV in the park, so not a problem. Staff was friendly. The cave is magnificent and well worth seeing. Otherwise this is not really much reason to stop here.
Price reflects a single night at Passport America rate. Not a bad park for an overnight stay. The entire complex is set up as a destination type park, with horseback rides, buffalo herd, stores, restaurant, photo booths, etc. All of this stuff looked pretty cheesy and commercial to us, but we were fine with the campground.
Price (actually $12.50) reflects Passport America price for 30 amp. This is a decent little park right off of US 287. They expanded the campground to 80 sites a couple of years ago. We got a long pull-through, which was nice, but we needed about 4" of blocks on one side to get level. The very nice host mentioned that they'd had some hard rain recently, and some of the sites have washed out a little. They have two very clean laundry rooms, and the park offers free laundry to guests! We were only a day from home, but would absolutely take advantage of this if we'd been on the road for a while.
A decent little park, with limited services. About half of the sites offer 30 amp electric, with no water or sewer. The other half have no utilities. Water spigots and a dump station are available. Nice view of a beautiful lake, but otherwise little vegetation or landscaping in the park. Minnetonka Cave is nearby, and is worth a visit.
This was a very nice park. We were parked in the front section, which has nice patches of grass between sites, and some trees. We have a single slide out on our fifth wheel, and had a bit of trouble fitting between the utility hookups on one side, and the tree on the other. Bigger rigs might prefer the back half of the park. To be fair, the owner offered to let us change sites if we wanted. The owner is very enthusiastic about the area, and offers a lot of information about events and the surroundings. She directed us to the nearby state park for Bannack Days, which was a lot of fun. There is a railroad track nearby, as well as a rodeo ground, and both contributed some noise, though not enough to be bothersome. All-in-all, a decent little park that we wouldn't hesitate to stop at again.
Rate reflects Passport America discount. This is a small, perfectly fine campground. We used the laundry facilities and Wi-Fi, and they worked well. Owners were friendly and helpful. The town has some interesting history, and we were here for the Farmer's Market on Friday afternoon, so we bought some fresh produce and baked goods. A nice place to spend a couple of days.
This is one of our favorite state parks. Wonderful views of the Davis Mountains, good hiking and lots of wildlife. They maintain a couple of excellent bird feeding stations. Full hookups are available, including cable TV. The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center is nearby, and worth a visit. They have great garden and minimg displays, and wonderful hiking.
Another very nice National Park Campground. Dry camping only. Much more open than the heavily shaded campgrounds on the west side of the park, and marvelous views of snow-covered mountains. Solar and satellite worked well here, as did Verizon broadband. The campground is set up in loops, so there is reasonable seperation and privacy between sites. There is an attendent booth on the main access here that cuts down on folks simply cruising through the campground. Overall, a very nice place to stay while exploring the east side of Glacier National Park.
This is a nice, national park campground. Dry camping only. As noted previously, many of the sites are tight, and many are not level, but we didn't have any problems getting our 30' fifth wheel into a site. These campgrounds were not designed for 40' motorhomes!! Most sites are heavily shaded, so solar didn't work well here, not did the satellite. Verizon broadband worked well. There were good ranger programs every evening, and Apgar Village was an short walk from the campground, and has a decent restaurant, gifts shops, and visitor center. Overall, an excellent place from which to explore the western side of Galcier National Park.
Rate reflects SKP 15% discount, 30 amp, no cable TV. This was a nice clean park. Easy pull-throughs, though when full, your neighbors were fairly close. Close to the highway, but we didn't find noise to be a problem. We did use their laundry room, which was nice and clean. I also appreciated that they had propane fill on site for $3.00 per gallon.
This is a big campground, but the sites are all set up in smaller loops, so you have some sense of privacy. We stayed in a "no generator" loop, which was a nice option to have. Most sites were pull throughs, though a few were back-in. For a campground this size, there were limited water faucets and dump stations, but otherwise it was well laid out. Lots of trees, and many daytime and evening programs. The campground is also close to a surprisingly well-stocked store.
We camped here over the 4th of July weekend, so it was very busy. This is really more of a tenter's campground, so lots of smokey campfires, car doors slamming, etc. There are a limited number of RV sites, and when they say 30', it is more for a 30' Class C with no towed vehicle. We have a 30' fifth wheel with a tow vehicle, and we had to put them beside each other. We were lucky to get a site that allowed this, as most would not. We chose Indian Creek because it is a "no generator" campground, and it gives decent access to much of the park.
Price reflects Passport America discount. This is an easy-in, easy-out park, with nice long pull through sites. Though not a place to spend a week, perfectly fine for a night or two. Has friendly staff, and a decent little lending library.
We really enjoyed this small campground. It sits right on the Encampment River, which was running strong while we were there. There are lots of tall trees, and the area is nicely landscaped. There is plenty of hiking and fishing available in the surrounding National Forests. The campground is owned and operated by a friendly on-site couple who really care about their park. The "motel" is a small building with four rooms, so don't think that you'll be parking lot behind a giant complex. This is primarily an RV campground. The laundry and restrooms are newly rebuilt, and very nice.
Virtually every tree in the campground was killed by the pine beetle and has been cut down. So, the campground is pretty open. The lack of trees makes solar work well! That aside, the surroundings are very nice, with daily sitings of moose and elk. The roads have been re-paved and they were installing new picnic tables while we were here. There are limited RV sites, with an appropriate limit of 30' on length.
This is a nice state park on a small mountain lake. We were here during the week, so it was pretty quiet. My impression is that it gets busy on weekends. The loop we were on, was not paved, so it got a little dusty when the wind blew. Little hiking at this park, but Rifle Falls is just up the road and offered some nice hikes.
We needed a place to stay over Memorial Day weekend, and this looked like the nicest park in Green River. The place is a bit run down, with sites that are close together and dusty, a laundry room with some machines working and others not, and a run down little gas station/store/sandwich shop at the front. The proximity to Arches NP is best thing this park has to offer.
This park is very convenient to Bryce Canyon NP, but other then that, we didn't really care for it much. The sites are very close together, the park is large and busy, and there is really not much sense of being out in nature. And it is quite expensive.
We really liked this park. It was clean and quiet, with plenty of large pines for shade. Good laundry and book exchange. We played our first ever game of bocci ball and really enjoyed it. Many of the campers are seasonal, but they went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
This is a great state park for camping. A nice combination of pull-through and back-in sites, that are well spaced. Surrounding mountains are beautiful. There is a nice 2.5 mile hiking trail that can be accessed from the campground. Park is closed up and gate is locked at 6:00, so it is very peaceful.
This is one of our favorite state parks. Sites are available either on the water or back in the woods. We camped in the woods because it is quieter and there is less wind. This park offered guided bird walks every morning, and three evening programs the week that we were here. A great destination for birders.
Rate reflects a weekly ($129.99) special. We really liked this park. Not as many fancy amenities as others in the Rio Grande Valley, but big sites under very large trees, super friendly managers, good laundry facility. Also a great lending library and a comfortable clubhouse.
A nice small campground, with attractive landscaping. Very different than the usual "check board" campgrounds, as the sites are oriented almost randomly to take advantage of existing trees. Great lending library for books, magazines, and even videos/DVD's. Friendly on-site owners.
This is a very nice park on the desert floor east of the Chiricahua Mountains. Wonderful views of the mountains. Huge pull-through sites, good utilities, and very nice owners/managers. The area can get a little dusty during high winds, but they are adding landscaping and that should help over time.