“Natural beauty” typifies this campground, said to have been the family for four generations. Has lots of mature trees and shady spots with grassy sites. They have the best camp store I've seen, plus fuel and a post office. Campers were enjoying fishing and there is a small beach. We approached from I-81 via Rt. 56. Reviewing driving instructions on the campground's web site is a MUST or you can get into trouble. Rt. 56 is not for the timid and has signs posted to warn truckers not to take the route. We had no problem but driving slowly is necessary (20 mph is the rule). To avoid a good length of Rt. 56, approach from the Blue Ridge Parkway and go 3.2 mi to the east, staying on the main, paved road; don't be tempted to take hyws 6xx. Camp staff was great and allowed us to stay for one night even though they have a two-night minimum on weekends; they favored us with a 10% military discount. Forget cell phones and WiFi. I would have rated this campground a "10," save one problem: the sanitary drain was too high with no screw-in connector. Even with a drain hose support, fluids are forced to go uphill. When a bolus of water full of "stuff" hits the hose and it starts to snake around, things can get UGLY! In any event, this out-of-the way place is worth going out-of-the-way for campers who like spacious, shaded spots in cooler mountain climes at an altitude of nearly 3000 ft.
We enjoy the cool mountain air with lots of mature trees - 15 degrees cooler than July at home in the DC area! WiFi better than most, maybe because an antenna is mounted on a tree across the drive. But, they must have good band width because throughput is good all times of day. This is a hilly park accessed via a narrow road with switch-backs from the main Hwy (105). Few pull-throughs (some are parallel to driveways): think twice if you have a very big rig. Many fifth-wheels and motor homes have made it in. Convenient to downtown Boone and nearby, mountain attractions. The camp has a funky name and the city is named after pioneer Daniel Boone, but it has a lot of cosmopolitan amenities as well as country / bluegrass music. My neighbor is here for a 2 month stay and his advance reservation was not honored for his choice of site, but staff delivered some gravel to fix a muddy area next to his RV. We got a 10% military discount; no other discounts. On-line reservation system not well designed, especially for low band-width access: better to call. We would come here again.
I dropped my rating from last year: rest rooms still need work. Peeled paint, etc. Ladies room looked like a different standard of cleanliness applies here. We camped here for an event in the pavilion. As in past years, the A/C broke down. The excuse given was the town failed to pass a levy, evidently, to fund maintenance. Hey, Coshocton: people pay for services and if they breakdown, well, That's Not Fair! Where's the money going? Why isn't staff cleaning and doing simple maintenance? Why is the cover for the electrical hookup falling off of its hinges? NEGLECT. In the meantime, the money is still being collected and the rate is similar to that for other parks where the level of maintenance, etc., is much better. We'll consider a different camp next time.
The best part: closest to Dearborn's Ford Museum / Greenfiels Village (~20 mi, most via freeway). Virtually no shaded sites and most are close together with adequate space and plenty of space for big rigs on pull throughs. Staff was pleasant and acomoddated us by holding a site - we came in from Canada and I didn't want to send a credit card number via email. Closed in winter and unlikely to have sites available during county fair in August. No facilities for kids, etc. Just camping. I'd stay here again if going to Ford Museum and like areas. Rate included Good Sam discount. Wi-Fi - never able to connect and get throughput.
This is a very large campground with lots of activities. Well cared for with grassy sites and lots of shade from mature trees at most sites. Located close to London. It's a pleasant drive with no traffic snarls to visit sights. Forget the Wi-Fi - forget throughput. I could not even get a connection. So, I went to the local library, open 'till 9:00. They kindly gave me a temporary library card, so I could use their computers and Wi-Fi. This is the place to stay when visiting London.
Previous reviewers slammed this park as trashy, etc. That was not our experience, even though there was one old car that had grass growing up around it. For a big-city park, this is adequate. Nice, grassy sites with some shade. There is evidence that maybe the grounds crew is slacking-off as grass needs mowing and was not mowed near bushes and trees. Campers are lulled to sleep by the sound of freight trains passing nearby. Kids love the place with lots of activity at the pool. We'd stay here again due to the convenience of being fairly near downtown Toronto. Oh, traffic was terrible leaving the city for the Canada Day weekend, some of the worst I've seen.
Hither Hills? (No hills visible). Disappointing, as is common near a big city - convenient to Ottawa in this case. Asked for quiet, shady spot when making reservations and at check-in. They were available but not to us. They put us near the highway with little shade. Staff was a bit snippy: when seen cleaning windhields with Windex, the manager said no vehicle washing as they are on a well, even after it was pointed out that vehicle washing was not in progress. Our site has nice grass. We noted to the manager that picnic table was missing from our spot and manager told my wife she was welcome to move one from another spot! She noted they are too heavy so they did move one for us. We needed to use a Wi-Fi booster antenna even though we are close to two campground antennae; throughput quite poor morning, mid-day, evening. Unable to connect on some days. The redeeming quality: close to Ottawa. Low rating given due to staff attitude, road noise.
An adequate camp ground over looking the St. Lawrence River and near the bridge into Canada at Ogdensburg - about 1 hr south of Ottawa. Grassy sites, but no shade. No Wi-Fi, but good Verizon cellular signal. Buy your diesel here before crossing into Ontario - it's expensive, but better than in Ca.
This is one of the best commercial camp grounds that I have stayed in. The sites are nicely layed out with grass surrounding graveled parking, a concrete pad to step out onto from one's rig and an adjacent paving stone patio. The patio is furnished with a modern table, soft-seat chairs and a swing for three adults. The thoughtfulness extends to small lights to make the entrance to sites, that do not produce sky shine. Many sites have shade. WiFi was variable and not solid during high-use times. Many sites are occupied by seasonal users / owners on "premium" sites, with about 35 set aside for transients. Travel time to downtown Montreal is a reasonable 15 to 20 minutes (avoid rush hours in the city.) There is an excellent train museum nearby, easy to miss if one is thinking Montreal. Very pleasantly situated amongst quiet fields.
A large RV park with plentiful sound from nearby high speed highway. supplemented by terrible WiFi for which customers have the privileged of paying. I complained but was offered no refund. Slow throughput was blamed on various things, including my "foreign" (as in USA) laptop. The desk clerk suggested going outside. The problem was obviously lack of adequately sized connection: throughput improved in off hours but was even slow early in the a.m. Laundry room has 3 washers and not hot water for washing; inadequately sized should the campground be full. On the plus side, it is convenient to the old section of Quebec City via a ferry that is inexpensive: $3 for senior foot passengers . A funicular at the is easily accessible from the ferry terminal to take one to the top of the hill and the main part of the old city on the St. Laurence. A Red Bus with a good, bilingual guide stops one block from the ferry terminal but one may need to buy a reservation on-line or at the visitors center at the top of the hill. Would I stay here again? Yes because it's convenient to the old Q.C.
Another beautiful NH state park. Quiet with nice, treed sites. I rated high for natural beauty. Close to "downtown" Gorham, NH and easily accessible from main hwy. Mount Washington Auto Road 10 mi away - but we didn't go due to fog - bummer. Many fresh water taps throughout campground but we could not find a dump station - don't think they have one. Excellent cellular connection with Verizon at our site. Oh: you get hit with a $9.50 reservation fee by booking service.
A lovely state park. It was quiet when we were here - very few campers. I rate it high for natural beauty and clean rest rooms. The ranger checking us in was quite helpful. Campground roads are a bit tight and backing into some sites is difficult. Campground is easily accessible from I-93, one of very few interstate parkways. Reserve America charges $9.50 reservation fee! Fudged about Wi-Fi and cellular service - this is in the mountains.
Great location with a beach on Lake Champlain. Camp ground is simple. Hosts were nice at check-in. Convenient to downtown. Wi-Fi works well - at least at our site which was about 100 ft from a Wi-Fi antenna on the side of a service building. Access is controlled, especially at night.
This is a community park with a great swim center. Great for families. Nice attraction near by: antique Roscoe Village. Golf across the road. Low rating given due to lack of full hookup and rest rooms which are in need of repair. Shower temps strongly affected by others turning on hot water and toilet flushing. We attended an event in the great dance pavilion and dry camped with A/C.
We returned because the campground is pleasant with lots of mature trees and some attractive, stream-side sites. We had to split between sites to get a full week, a reflection of the camp's popularity - some come here for the whole summer. We enjoyed getting together with relatives and were fairly well accommodated, given the holiday limited site availability. There are a surprising number of cultural activities in Boone, a university town, and nearby Banner Elk, an upscale community. Emphasis is on country music, but there's summer theater at Lees-Mcrae College. However, I down graded to a 7 because: dryer out of order for weeks. Wi-Fi throughout is poor to none in evening and some times in non-peak / daytime hours. Water pressure is low - small pipes just don't get the flow to more distant sites. But, yes, we would return.
A quiet park with WIDE sites. Many non-transients who seem to have a lock on the shaded sites. W-iFi is commercial which comes up when you link to it. There are a couple of network connections in the office/rec room. I connected well with Verizon tethering through my smart phone. Rest rooms / showers were very clean and private. A no frills camp convenient to Kingman and nearby, famous Rt. 66. Take it to Oatman (if you dare) - a great road if you like winding roads through the mountains. It crosses a pass used by people escaping the dust bowl. When they got here, they hired locals to drive their cars over the pass. On the other side is goofy Oatman - wild burros wander the streets and there is every kind of souvenir you could wish for. Silly but worth the drive.
Military only. Well maintained, pleasant park with many Monterey Pines. Convenient to Monterey sights: e.g., aquarium, Cannery Row; Carmel-by-the-Sea; 17-mile drive; beginning famous California coastal Hwy 1 nearby. Rest rooms and showers clean, modern, heated. Wi-Fi spotty; Verizon cellular connection works well. Golfing on site. Small PX at nearby Naval Post Graduate School. Full PX and Commissary a few miles away at Fort Ord. Great place to stay given this is a high-end locale! Some sites are small and cramped but worth it. CALL in advance and register before 5:00 to get GATE CODE required to gain entry after hours.
The Joshua trees spread amongst the camp sites makes this park a beauty. Sites are not on top of one another. I rate this park high because of its beauty. At 4,000+ feet, the night sky is great. Some other camps in Joshua Tree National Park are very sparten. On site is a horse camp, a plus for those who have their own horses. Nice hiking trails enhance enjoyment of the park. Well worth the turn off of Rt. 62 west of Twenty Nine Palms. As with most National parks, there's not hookups but there is a dump station and some potable water taps spread through the park.
This military park is convenient to Joshua Tree National Park and about 60 mi NE of Palm Springs. Good commissary, PX, service station with diesel (fuel was $0.20 cheaper / gallon in Indio). This is a bare park with few facilities. No rest rooms, showers, laundry (one could shower in the gym). Sites are sandy and would be problematic during rains. Noise from main road into base is bothersome. Most sites are occupied by long-term campers. It's a good place to hang your hat while at nearby National Park. It appears that efforts are underway to improve the park, e.g., with satellite TV and the staff went out of their way to be accommodating, possibly to make up for past deficiencies notes in reviews on other web sites.
An excellent park off the beaten path near Joashua Tree Natl. Park. Easily reached from Exit 192 on I-10. Park is a co-op, owner/operated so you won't find it in Good Sam's listings. Most sites are occupied by long-term owners or sub-lets but we were welcomed. Nice pool and hot tub; golf course. One of the nicest and well maintained camps we've stayed in.
This is one of the best FamCamps we've stayed in. Professionally run, including welcoming office staff. Well kept. Large PX and commissary; filling stations and class six store. Several organized activities for longer-term visitors. Mostly quiet. Wi-Fi: could not connect. They seem to be aware of the limitations on throughput. Was able to connect via Verizon tethered to PC. All-in-all, a nice place to stay.
Very plain park. Adequate for an overnight. WiFi was claimed to be okay unless there were "too many people on it." (To me, "too many" means inadequate.) In any event, I was unable to connect night or morning even tho signal appeared strong. Not much else to say since we stayed only one night.
Must be military to camp here. Best approach is via US 70 from Alamogordo or Las Cruces. Watch the weather; pass from the west sometimes closes due to snow; monitor US Park Service site, White Sands National Monument (WSNM), for road closures due to missile test firings. Convenient to WSNM (also consider Holloman AFB), Alamogordo. On-base missile museum is interesting. We didn't do much more because of wild, windy, cold weather. No Wi-Fi. Good connection with Verizon cellular. Restrooms / showers were unheated.
Probably best choice if visiting Carlsbad Caverns. Friendly staff. Got a coupon good for one night DVD from their large selection. Good Wi-Fi connectivity and through out. Down graded to 7 because restrooms / showers were too cold to use.
Military patrons only. A fine camp, located at 6341 Range Road. Enter via gate very near Exit 23 of I-20, Shreveport, LA. Wi-Fi worked well. Many sites with trees. Concrete pads. Well maintained, friendly staff. Many out door recreational facilities nearby on base. A great place to stay. Occupancy runs high so call to make sure sites are available.
"Resort" is used to characterize this RV park. I'd add "last" to "resort." Okay for overnight, this is a very plain and basic park. Gravel pads were dry but not to the side during a rain. Trains came by frequently, adding to the ambiance. Toilets were one-holers. Heat was minimal - "unless you turn it up, but I don't keep it no eighth degrees in there. Wi-Fi has good connectivity and throughput. Low rating is due the poor ambiance and insufficiency of showers / toilets - not enough in number nor heat. If you are self-contained and en route, okay for overnight.
This camp ground is under development. Hostess was friendly and sold us a dozen fresh eggs. Propane gas at a good price is 1/2 mi south on Airport Road. Trees are not grown, etc. Few amenities. Bath house too far from most sites. Wi-Fi was good but three were few campers and we were close to the office; signal would not reach very far because they were using a home-type access point with small antenna.
Okay for an over nigh of if self contained. "Industrial" looking camp with several long-term residents. Cold bath house and laundry room in morning. Could not connect to Wi-Fi during prime evening time; no throughput in morning. Concrete pads good but ours was not cleaned. Muddy between pad and hookups if rainy - gravel too thin or not there.
A park with a lot of unrealized potential - just opened a few months ago. Kentucky Horse Park is nearby (10 mi). No discount and over-priced for what you get. Sites are level, gravel with good hookups. However, it would be real fun being here on the hill top during an electrical storm. It's also likely to be muddy - there are many dry rivulets from run off between sites. Asphalt drives are buckling due to poor construction. No shade. Rest rooms / shower area clean and air conditioned. You get your own little room for showering and using the toilet. Wear shower slippers: floor is rough stone cast in concrete. Needs towel racks, clothing hooks, etc. Four of ten rest rooms were inaccessible, including the locked handicapped room. If sewer hookup is not needed, stay at the nearby Kentucky Horse Park which has numerous sites, many well shaded.
A pretty park with some sites over looking a golf course. Many nicely shaded sites. Very convenient to Bardstown - it's actually on the edge of town - and many distilleries. Discounted fee of $25.50 included a $7.50 reservation fee! Tight approach to well shaded site 30 brought praise for parking / maneuvering from other campers and my wife. Hook up were so far from site that I didn't bother with water and had to dig-out the extra extra 30 amp cord to reach the electrical box. Hooking up to it would be fun in a heavy rain: one would be standing in a drainage ditch while hooking up. But, it's a pretty, shady, nice state park.
Excellent camp with new facilities. A/C in laundry and showers! $1 per load for wash and for dry. Paved roads and some paved RV sites. Wi-Fi worked moderately well but there's a cap on band width. Poor to no Verizon cellular in most sites. Lake with fishing: no power boats. I counted 55 RV sites, 11+ cabins, 14+ tent sites and some group facilities. Very nice conference center overlooking lake. Convenient to Ft. Knox w/ commissary, PX, etc., approximately 25 mile from Churchill Downs, home of the KY Derby.
Reasonable for overnight stay with some caveats: Full hookups but our sewer connection was below grade with a collar around it, making it hard to connect. We were in a site in the 70s with shade. However, on other side of fence was some sort of water treatment facility and I'm smelling sewer odors! Some sites are off-level side-to-side. Rest rooms and showers are relatively clean but needed sweeping when I went in mid-evening and there was an odor of urine around urinals in the men rest room behind office / near pool. Showers looked clean. Wi-Fi bogged down and connections dropped after ~8 pm - >10 pm. Campground did not live up to it's Good Sam rating.
Great park for familes - swim center is nice. Many locals get together for family gatherings. We camped here to attend a contra dance weekend, as did many other dancers. The park has a great old ball room which has been rennovated. Those are the "amenities." Rest rooms were tired and needed cleaning. Our electricity went off and there was no on-site host or phone to call. We had our dance coordinator call about it and he only got voice mail. They either fixed it or it magically turned back on. We also got some whiffs of sewage at our site, possibly from the nearby stream. Some sites do offer nice shade but you need to know which ones and reserve in advance. We'll return again because of the park's convenience for our annual dance get together.
Large campground convenient to Mt. Airy ("Mayberry RFD") and the Interstate. Staff was pleasant and helpful. I subtracted from rating because the facilities are lacking. Only one rest room near office at the extreme end of this large campground. ("We're working on that," was the staff response; excavation was in progress to add more sites.) WiFi: claimed to have multiple repeaters around camp but had difficulty connecting and maintaining connection, even with my booster antenna. Needed more gravel around our site: potentially muddy at the rear where access was needed for storage of wiring and hoses. Okay place if self-contained and little is expected in terms of facilities.
Stayed here in 2010 and planning to go back for a repeat of a local special event. Found incorrect link so an updated link to camp ground web site. Other: a few sites have a water spigot nearby connect long enough to fill fresh water tank. Otherwise, only electricity is available. Many amusements at this camp, including a water park-style pool; check the web site. Within 1/2 hour drive is Amish country to the north - better than Lancaster, PA area in my opinion. Rolling hills on pleasant state Hwy when approaching from the south. And, it's the only place for miles around with RV spots. Book ahead for weekends.
Some sites overlook Lake Santee and most have shade. Sites are dirt or sparse gravel. Free WiFi with good signal and throughput (we were near an antenna). Many trees. Pleasant park with rough edges. Leaning electrical box for our site had unhinged cover that dropped to the ground. Nearest rest rooms were out of service. They advertise "TV Services." That was explained as a good signal if you have an antenna. (It's NOT cable!) Forget the laundry: the kind hostess explained that we'd be better off hanging clothes out to dry, as the dryers were poor performers. Park is largely populated by long-term residents. It served our needs for a one-night stopping point.
Pretty park with shaded sites. Quiet with sand roads in the camp ground: a bit rough, go slowly. Gets a good rating because of it's rustic nature. A river flows through the park and disappears into the ground!
Military / National Guard ONLY. Must enter at main gate on Rt. 16 - don't believe guidance from GPS to go to other gates. Many sites spread out over three camp grounds overlooking lake. Many nicely shaded sites. Many boaters were at camp. "New" camp ground is best with nice concrete pads and shade. Difficult to reserve by phone - office closed on weekends and after 16:00. About 1/2 way between Jacksonville and Gainesville. Out in the country and quiet.
Quiet setting in Florida pines. Nice room between most sites with some shade. We looked out on the river Ochlockonee River from our site. Nice walking trails along river and through the pines. Many brought their boats and fishing gear. As noted by others, roads are tight and it's difficult to maneuver into some of sites; approach to dump station is tight. Rest rooms unheated / no laundry. Nearby is Wakulla Springs, where a river comes out of the ground, and Leno Sinks. We would come back here.
EXERCISE! EXERCISE! ALERT LEVEL BRAVO! This announcement emanated from a large, 3-headed speaker on a pole near our camp site. After the first two words, I thought I had to jump out of bed and do calisthenics! This was preceded by four fighter jets roaring over head. Makes military types feel at home. Very convivial camp. Regulars served-up a low cost Valentine's breakfast in a great club house. There's a gazebo with a fire going and people talking. Many shaded, roomy sites. Some men were splitting wood for later use, mid-morning. Campers use the rest room / shower in shifts, alternating on the hour for men and women. There are unheated toilet facilities near the office. Free Wi-Fi. Low cost was due to our being in "over-flow" where we had 30 amps and water. Many snow birds do extended stays but reservations are taken. Beautiful camp.
As others have said in previous reviews, this is a great camp ground. Not to crowded with many trees and next to a white sand beach. Very convenient to the excellent Naval Aviation Museum, etc. Take a drive across the bay and see Ft. Pickens and a Natl. Sea Shore. Excellent cable TV with many channels. Wi-Fi: it's Florida so pay to outside commercial service. I used Verizon Mi-Fi (air card) with good connection. A few sites, backing up to beach, available for 14 day max stay and the rest get reserved by snow birds. Reservations taken. Excellent if you can get in. "Access (GPS may take you in circles): from the west, use SR 292 to Blue Angel Pkwy / SR 173. However, this gate closes around 21:00 on week days on 18:00 on weekends. In this cases, and from the north and east, use the main gate on Navy Blvd. SR 30 / 295."
A few miles off of I-59 S of Hattiesburg, MS. A beautiful state park well worth a few extra miles. Many sites with view of lake - some on lake. Senior discount shaved 40% off of bill. Some cabins and tent sites. 20 pull-throughs are nearly hub-to-hub with little ambiance. We stayed at site 110 which is in a secluded area with nice space between sites w/ view of lake. Sites 109 to 125. Sites have good concrete pads. Park is oriented towards water sports, nature.
Convenient to Natchez - a short drive across the Mississippi (no toll). Pleasant with views of Mississippi River from camp sites. Clean / modern laundry room, nice club house. Clean and warm showers/bathrooms. Vidalia's out to get $$ from transients with taxes of 15% (!), including a "hospital" tax; offset by excellent discount for members of some RV clubs. Some shady spots / some w/ concrete pads. Wi-Fi usually good but bogged down at prime time and the park was nearly empty.
A horse lover's place. Quiet and a bit secluded but probably really "hops" when there's an equestrian event. We were one of three rigs in the main part of the RV park. Few shaded sites and picnic tables. Grassy sites with gravel drives. Finding park: 6400 River Road gets you to the private entrance road which turns east off of River Road. Mississippi River nearby as is Hansen's Disease Museum about 20 mi to the south in Carville. No sewer hookup but there's a dump station.
Warm rest rooms and showers plus convenient location made this our stop in Cajun country. Charm: watch (and hear at all hours) trucks and other traffic fly by on I-10 while enjoying the ambiance provided by the nearby truck stop and Super 8 motel. Wi-Fi was good except in prime time when connections dropped and through put was very slow. Some attributed this to truckers parked at the truck stop taking advantage of the open connection. Like I said: it was convenient and one of the better parks which are few and far between. Convenient to Lafayette, Eunice (where there's a live Cajun-French radio show on Saturday evenings), Opelousa, St. Martinville, etc. But, be prepared to drive a bit. Consider Palmetto State Park for sights south and south east of Lafayette.
Newly opened in Oct 2010, this secluded park is steeped in natural beauty. The name says it all: Palmetto - the plants are all around - near camp sites, etc. Spacious sites, many with shade. Ranger / naturalist led talks and walks. Adding to what others have said, boaters, fishermen, canoeists will love this camp. Verizon signal enough to make/receive calls. Only negatives: no sewer hookup - just a dump station, typical of state parks. And, probably too few washers/dryers - four of each - for a full camp; but, they are FREE. My count is 96 RV spots; a few cabins are available. Some temporarily unavailable due to apparent electrical hookup problems. Locals are to be credited with donating many dollars to enable opening of this camp because the state did not have sufficient funds to do so. Good discount for seniors. Bottom line; lovely park for those who like nature and the out-of-doors in a quiet setting.
I first read many reviews before submitting my own. All I can say is we did not experience any of the negatives called out by others. The manager/owner, while not in the office, was available via cell phone. All facilities were clean. Wi-Fi was good with excellent throughput. Manager gave great advice about local sights, restaurants. Manager recommended Loukque's (phoenetically, "Luke's") Automotive, down the road 4 mi, where I got excellent service (oil change / lube of my diesel truck) for best price I've ever paid. Convenient to plantations but some are on other side of the Mississippi so some circling is needed to get to them. Excellent value.
No heat in bathrooms or laundry room and it was below freezing at night here in Jan. Unacceptable at a high-priced "resort!" Perimeter fence is under I-10 and hwy noise is high at all hours. No picnic tables. Gigantic bill board rose above our site: a unique feature of this resort. We would have moved but were trapped by conditions on cancellations and stuck it out. Pluses: walking distance to French Quarter (but not at night due to personal safety concerns). The saving grace for this camp ground: it is right down town and the grounds are well kept. WiFi generally good but choked while writing this review (maybe they are watching?). Mediocre rating based on not getting good value, unheated facilities.
Small, plain but pleasant RV Park with friendly staff. Convenient to I-59. Gravel sites and interior roads. Wi-Fi only good on top of hill near office. Owner made sure propane heaters were running full tilt in rest room / shower area - it was below freezing outside. Many long-term transients but they go off to work early. Everyone was holed-up on this cold day. Helpfulness of earned them points in my book.
Kind of plain, but rates are 1/3 less than neighboring, big-name campgrounds and it is near a major metro / recreational area (Grand Ole Opry). Pleasant staff. Shuttle in p.m. to downtown Nashville. Peeves: knobs on faucets in rest rooms were spring loaded, making it hard to use. Rest rooms were under heated. (It was cold in January!) Wi-Fi worked for days and then could no longer connect even tho staff rebooted router. In balance, we'd return because of price and convenience to attractions and downtown Nashville.
Park staff were very accommodating. We nearly got snowed-in at Christmas. The drive out is fairly steep as is access road. The staff plowed on Christmas Day and the day after, including the public road to top of hill so we could tow out. They even offered us free stay if we were trapped by snow. For access: do not believe a Garmin GPS. Use exit 119 South from I-40 and take first local road to left. The camp is quiet and pleasant but facilities are lacking - no toilets or bath house. The Wi-Fi was good. The helpfulness and friendliness of staff was tops, which tipped the scales for a relatively high rating.
Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this camp has about 45 sites for trailers and motor homes - pull-throughs and back-ins. We paid $8, including 50% off with my Golden Age pass. The park is quiet and has many shady sites. Otter Creek camp is at the lowest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile post 61. There is a small restaurant and visitor center. Being a National Park camp, there are not showers or hookups. No cell signal. However, the camp is lovely and a great place to stay a few nights to hike and enjoy the Parkway.
Pleasant park with many sites. I down rated a bit because we had a back-in site that required 4-wheel drive to back up hill while turning! WiFi kept tossing me off, forcing re-connect, but worked well while connected. Camped on Labor Day weekend and four-day minimum was in effect because of nearby Hillsville Gun Show and Fleamarket (huge)! Many shady sites. New, up-hill showers / restrooms nice but not of sufficient number. Not many choices for camping near Fancy Gap makes this KOA a likely spot to return to. Received a 10% discount for Vets. Staff friendly and helpful.
RV park in center of town easily accessed from main Hwy, at bridge over creek. VA Creeper Trail close by. A few miles up the road to Abingdon and the Barter Theater. Great mountain roads nearby, including Rt. 91 from Mountain City, NC. Friendly, talkative manager who was accommodating. No showers or laundry. No play ground equipment but we saw plastic wading pool and slide that might do for small children. All utilities, including Wi-Fi, worked well for us.
This is an unusual "campground:" Five sites on a circle near the visitor's center at the National D-Day Memorial on the east side of Bedford. I would only recommend staying here to facilitate visiting the memorial (check in advance to see if they are open, some memorial facilities are closed in the winter). Rest room facilities are in the visitor's center. No showers, etc. Wi-Fi available in visitor's center when it is open. It beats staying in a Wal-Mart parking lot. One can use one of the sewage hookups for $5 if not obstructed by a camper occupying a site.
Pleasant park with nice shade at many sites. We camped with a babbling brook immediately under our rear window. Rest rooms / showers are simple but adequate. Staff was pleasant. Wi-Fi was very good at our site 11 spaces from the office. With one antenna for whole camp, signal strength may be weak at some more distant sites. Entrance is at the bottom of a long hill when heading west on Rt. 105 (3.5 mi from center of Boone). One must be prepared to signal a turn well before entry to avoid rear ending. Turns out of campground to the right are ill advised for big rigs with when towing a trailer, tight turn. Excellent for visiting nearby attractions on the Blue Ridge Parkway, e.g., Linville / Linville Falls, Lin Cove Viaduct. Also strategically located near Boone, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis. As adults, we'd stay here again, little at camp for kids to do.