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07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
The website and RV Park Reviews says the name of the park is McCloud RV Resort. The sign from the road says Dance Country RV Park. Poor WiFi from our site. The rare times we were able to connect and get an indication of Internet access, the WiFi connection would disconnect after a few seconds. We were never able to connect long enough to download a web page. The office was often closed during business hours. We were right beside the highway with lots of logging trucks coming by using their jake brakes. We needed 50 amp service, so our site was a premium pull-thru at $43.50. The campground voltage dropped to 107v during several hot afternoons. I made sure this problem was not in my RV by shutting off all major appliances and measuring the voltage. Sunday afternoon, when a lot of campers had departed, the voltage was 113v. Attractive landscaping. Lots of green grass, well maintained. Stately trees. Hanging baskets of flowers throughout the park. These are nice touches but, at $43.50 a day, fast, reliable WiFi and good power are more important to me. If and when the owner solves the WiFi problem and provides reliable access to all sites, I would raise the rating by one point. I would also raise it a point if the power did not drop so low.
02/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a true RV resort with every amenity one can imagine. I have been here for 2 months of what will be a 3 month stay. I was especially interested in the two reviews that gave this park a 6 and a 4 rating. One major complaint was the park Wi-Fi service. It did slow down a bit as the winter snowbirds arrived. So did my Verizon air card. But, for a free service that was included with the rent, I have been pretty impressed with the quality of service. Each site has an area to park your RV, a nice large concrete patio, and a space to park your tow vehicle or towed. The park has an attractive covering of pea gravel in all areas occupied by temporary visitors. Why would someone expect lush landscaping in the desert southwest? But, if grass is what you are looking for, there are 6 grassy courtyards and each one accommodates 4 RVs. One review seemed to complain about the pet rules and their strict enforcement and then remarked about the several great fenced dogs parks. There are 3 fenced dog runs – one each for small, medium, and large dogs. Many visitors that are not pet owners are very pleased that there are pet rules and that they are enforced. The interior roads are paved and well-maintained. The entrance, both inbound and outbound traffic lanes, are gated and the security building is manned until 10:00. After that, you used your magnetic card. The park is located at the west edge of Tucson where the traffic is somewhat lighter but shopping, dining, and other business areas are nearby. The park is beautiful with hundreds of majestic palm trees throughout the park. The park models and common areas have attractive plantings of cactus and other desert flora. The restrooms and showers are in individual private rooms. Check out the web page for photos and more details.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This RV park is centrally located between Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park, and is a much less expensive alternative to another park at Bryce Canyon. The new owners are working hard to correct the problems that existed under the previous owners, and they have done a good job. The campground is neat and attractive. Interior roads and sites have a good layer of gravel, and sites are spacious and level. Many of the sites are pull-throughs. The bathhouse and laundry are clean and in good working order. Free Wi-Fi was available and my Verizon air card had a good strong signal. There is a car wash on site that costs $0.75 for 5 minutes. The rate includes a Good Sam discount and applicable taxes.
04/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
While at the RV show in Quartzsite this winter, I received a coupon for 3 free nights of camping at Camp Verde RV Resort, if we agreed to listen to a 90 minute sale pitch. During the sales pitch, we learned that the discount price (if you buy today) was over $8,000 with an annual fee of $399 plus $199 a year for resort directories. That was pretty shocking especially considering the condition of this “resort.” There is a clubhouse and recreation building which might add credibility to the “resort” billing. There is a pool which is not heated. In contrast, the resorts we stay at in the Rio Grande Valley have heated pools. Many sites did not have sewer hookups and the electric was only 30 amp at many sites. The sites are gravel/grass and most of the interior roads are gravel. This is an aging park in need of serious upgrades to its infrastructure before it can truly call itself a resort. When I told the sales guy that, before I could sign the contract, I would need to read it, he became aggressive and told me, "That’s not true. You’re just using that as an excuse.” The sales pitch rapidly went downhill from there and we walked out of the meeting as he said, "You will never get another free night of camping from us.” I guess too many people have taken advantage of the free camping without buying a membership.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This review is for the South Monticello campground. This campground is the newest one at this state park, built about 2 years ago, and is located about 10 miles north of the other park campgrounds. The two loops on the east end have great views of the lake which is currently at historic low levels. This campground has about 50 large sites. Some are pull throughs and the rest are easy angled back-in sites. Interior roads are paved. Each site has a nice layer of gravel, a grill/fire pit, water, 30 & 20 amp power, and a concrete pad that contains a picnic table covered with a shelter. The sites are spaced far apart with a feeling of privacy. Vegetation is typical southwest desert shrubs, Yucca, Creosote, and Mesquite. The nearest civilization is Elephant Butte and Truth or Consequences. Since the campground is remote, the night skies are dark and the stargazing is great and one can see the Milky Way.
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This review is for the Lakeside campground. This campground is just below the Caballo Dam on the Rio Grande River. This park is not as nice as our last park, South Monticello campground at Elephant Butte State Park. It is an older park and is not well maintained. The interior roads and individual sites need a new layer of gravel. Most sites are pull throughs. Each site has a grill/fire pit, water, 30 & 20 amp power, and a concrete pad that contains a picnic table covered with a shelter. The nearest civilization is Truth or Consequences. Cows are allowed to graze in the campground. There were about a dozen or more when we were here. This isn’t necessarily a bad idea except there are cow patties everywhere, even in the children’s playground. And these things attract a lot of flies. And I wonder if a cow would attack a curious child.
08/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is one of the nicest BLM or National Forest Service campground I have seen. Dry camping only but several water faucets are in the campground. Beautiful setting overlooking Hauser Lake. Sites are large, level, and spaced far apart. Roads are paved and big rig friendly. A few immature trees. Lots of green grass. A nice sandy beach is nearby. Senior Pass holders camp for $5 a day. If you don't mind boondocking, this is a very nice alternative to the more expensive RV parks in Helena. From Interstate 15 about seven miles north of Helena, take the Lincoln Road Exit (exit 200) and travel east for 5 miles to Hauser Dam Road. Turn left and continue for 3 miles to the entrance to White Sandy Recreation Site at coordinates N46° 44.6214' and W111° 53.3103'
04/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This RV Park is similar to several other recent developments along the waterfront in Carrabelle. They all appear to be victims of the real estate crash several years ago. Each development, including this one, was originally intended to be deeded lots where individual owners would build a beach cottage. When the real estate market crashed and the developer was unable to sell the lots, this development installed RV utility stations in about half the sites and became an RV Park. Most of the other developments remain vacant or have only one or two homes built. The beautiful interior road is made of colorful brick pavers and there are two pools but only one is in use. Nice landscaping with palm trees along the frontage road but maintenance has been neglected. Pool maintenance has been neglected: paint is peeling off the sides of the pool and a lot of sand has accumulated on the bottom. The RV sites are gravel/sand with no improvement other that the utility station. There are no bathouses: only the restrooms at the pool. The power panels at each site have no ON/OFF switch that would allow you to shut off power when connecting and disconnecting your power cord. I had a 2 bar WiFi signal at my site but could not connect. I did not try to connect closer to the access point since I have my own air card. The interior road ends abruptly at the last site, leaving no room to pull past the last two sites and back into those sites. There is no cul-de-sac at the end of this road where one could turn around and face the correct direction and back into the last two sites. If you are assigned these two sites, you must back your RV about 100 yards down the road. But it is a wide road. There are no dumpsters: just three large garbage cans for 30 sites and each was full or overflowing. About one-third of the sites appear to be long term residents, possibly temporary workers. Two sites contain a mobile module with two units that appear to serve as small motel rooms for temporary workers. The rate is Passport America rate including tax.
02/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is not a campground or an RV park. It is a 55+ retirement community that consists of about 700 individually owned sites. Most of these sites contain modular homes, park models, or RVs that are permanently parked with attached screened rooms or other additions. I estimate that less than 100 sites are vacant and only 45 of these are listed as available for rent. Each available site is rented by its owner and the price is negotiated through them. All sites have electric meters and electricity may be paid by either the landlord or the renter. I paid $500 a month and electricity was included. Information about the available sites on the park’s website (http://aoaks.net/id17.html) contains the site number, owner’s name, phone number, and maybe an email address. No other information is given. This makes shopping around for the best price difficult as each owner must be contacted about the price and whether electricity is included. The park is well-maintained with nicely manicured lawns. The streets are paved with concrete or asphalt and in good condition. Each empty site has cable TV and a large concrete pad which is angled for easier access, although some of the streets are one-way single lane and a carport across the street can make it difficult to maneuver a large RV into a site. The park is gated which provides some security, and access through the gate is provided via a magnetic card that is issued at the office after a $25 refundable deposit. There is nice pool and a large clubhouse that hosts various activities. Wi-Fi is available at the clubhouse. Verizon cell phone service is very poor – the signal fades in and out. I am able to use an external antenna with my air card so I had a decent Internet connection. There are about 5 bath houses throughout the park and each one contains a small laundry (2 washers, 2 dryers) and there are two larger laundries at the clubhouse and the office building. Children are allowed but this is a retirement community - average age is in the 70s - and there isn't much for children to do.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice park but it is hard to see how reviewers can give it a 9 or 10 rating. Many of the long pull-thru sites are actually two sites and the site next door shares the utility station. As long as the place is not crowded, no problem. The interior roads and sites are packed gravel and in good repair. Lots of freshly mowed green grass. Mature trees throughout the park but not so many as to interfere with satellite reception. Strong Verizon air card signal. Nice pool. Miniature golf course but it is not swept clean of debris falling from nearby trees. The office shares space with a bar. 9-hole golf course adjacent to the park. Right off the Interstate in a rural setting. At the Passport America rate, I would stay overnight but I would hesitate to stay here at the full price.
07/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
With the Passport America rate, this is a suitable place to stop overnight. Otherwise, I can't imagine why someone would spend $25 to stay in this campground. It is right next door to cattle pens and farm equipment. There are full hookups with 50 amp and the sites are level and long enough for big rigs without having to unhook. And the campground is right off the Interstate. It is definitely not a destination campground.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice RV Park about 0.7 miles from exit 95 of Interstate 84 but far enough away from the highway to avoid the noise. Beautifully landscaped entrance and large concrete sites surrounded by manicured grass lawns. Plenty of room for the largest RVs and two parking spaces for tow vehicle or toad. Free wi-fi and cable TV throughout the park. Immature trees do not provide much shade but do not block satellite reception. Paved interior roads. Large immaculate laundry at reasonable rates. If this park had a pool, it would definitely rate a 10. Monthly rate is $350 - less than $12 a day. This includes the first $50 of electricity use. At the current electric rate, this will include almost 900 kilowatt-hours or 30 kwhr a day. This should be more than enough for all but the most power hungry customers. If you need more electricity, you pay the difference. Of course, for those paying the daily rate, all electricity is included. Mountain Home is a great home base for visiting the sights of southern Idaho.
07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is easy access from the Interstate but far enough away to eliminate highway noise. A good stop for those visiting the area because the only other RV park in this area is Mtn. View Holiday Trav-L-Park mobile home park with a few RV sites for short-term visitors. Lots of large trees for shade, but provides very little room for satellite reception. Lots of green grass, freshly mowed when I arrived. Most sites are pull-throughs, but my site was not quite long enough to accommodate both my RV and pickup. Nice Laundromat. Bathhouse with two small shower stalls and a common dressing area. Free Wi-Fi but I used my Verizon air card instead. The air card signal was strong. Permanent and seasonal residents occupy the spaces along both sides of the park and in the rear, the park allows them to enclose the area underneath their RV with panels. These panels are a hodgepodge of plywood, Styrofoam, and other insulating materials of very poor workmanship and are very unsightly. The park filled up each afternoon that I was here. Reservations might be a good idea. The rate was with a Good Sam discount and after taxes.
05/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground is between highway 101 and the bank of the Klamath River just before the river makes its final turn and empties into the Pacific Ocean. We had the best site in the park, #36, just a few feet from the riverbank. The interior roads are packed gravel and each site is grass. The free Wi-Fi reached out to the individual sites but was slow. This is a great place to visit Redwood National Park. Also nearby is Trees of Mystery and Sky Trail, an interesting walk and tram ride through a Pacific Northwest forest. And don’t miss the Klamath River Overlook which provides a grand view of the Pacific Ocean and the mouth of the Klamath River. We spotted whales from there on two different days. I would have rated this park an 8 if it were not for a significant problem. The park used to have boat dock which can be seen in photos on the park’s web page. For some reason, probably maintenance, the floating dock has been disassembled and removed from the water and stored ashore throughout the campground. This has created an unsightly mess and may account for the low occupancy rate while we were here. It is possible that the dock may be back in the water by summer. Even with these shortcomings, this park is well worth the Passport America rate of $13.50 a day.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here to visit Humbolt Redwoods State Park and paid the Passport America rate. There are 9 large pull-through sites (#65 through #73) with water, sewer, and 30 amp that all short-term visitors were assigned. This campground is a good location for visiting Humbolt Redwoods and, at the Passport America rate, is a good value.
04/2010
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is an asphalt parking lot adjacent to the gas station across the street from the casino. Large, marked sites are set aside for RVs. Register with the desk in the casino. It is only a parking lot but it is free.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
I cannot add much to the previous comments. The sites are huge. The campground is about 5 miles away from the casinos and downtown Laughlin so it is pretty quiet. This is one of the nicest government campgrounds but also one of the most expensive. The $30 fee also includes the day use fee but, unless you need to launch your boat, the day use fee doesn't get you anything extra. If you are set up to dry camp, try one of the casinos. Almost all of them offer free camping in one of their parking lots in spaces set aside for RVs.
03/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Typical National Park Service campground. No services. Water faucet nearby. Beautiful desert setting. Great star viewing at night. Many of the sites are "pull-out" or "pull-over" that are long enough for big rigs but are not quite wide enough. We brought in our "street-side" slideouts in each night because they extended out into the roadway a few inches and I was afraid some errant driver might hit one.
09/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
I have been to quite a few Corps parks and this is one of the worst. It doesn't have to be this way. Like most Corps parks, this one is located on water, Keystone Lake, with nice views of the lake. Some sites are lakeside. Many of the sites can accommodate big rigs but the interior roads are narrow with trees near the edge of the road. Trees need to be trimmed to avoid brushing against the top and sides of the RV. Many of the sites have steep grades. There is severe erosion throughout the park from rainwater. Large pieces of driftwood clutter the boat landing. Little or no attempt has been made to keep the sites, which are gravel, free of grass and weeds. Many sites need a fresh layer of gravel. Fire pits and grills were not cleaned on a regular basis. The price reflects the Senior Pass 50% discount.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is located just below the dam along the Arkansas River. All sites are level and most are long enough to accommodate big rigs. Sites are back-in but angled for easy back-in. Sites are not too close together. Although the signs said 14 day maximum stay, most of the campers appeared to be long-term. There were 100 lb. and 250 lb. propane tanks at two of the sites and clutter and junk at other sites that were typical of long-term campers. There is construction going on at the dam and just across the dam on highway 151 and I suspect that some or most of the campers are construction workers.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground has an average rating of almost 9 and I cannot account for such a high score unless points are added for the hospitality and friendliness of the owners. We stayed here because of the Passport America rate, the proximity to Mammoth Cave, and the high scores received on this website. Although the owners have done a lot to improve the campground, it still has the appearance of an old campground. Except for the occasional barking dog, the place was quiet. Free Wi-Fi was available and I was able to connect to the network but I could never get an Internet connection. I used my Verizon Air Card instead. Except for Wi-Fi, there are no amenities: just the basic services for camping. There is a small pond for catch-and-release fishing. The roads and sites are packed gravel and in good repair. The sites are level or have a modest incline. Some are big enough for the largest rigs. The bathhouse has a rundown appearance but it was clean. At the Passport America rate of $16, this campground is a bargain but I would not stay here if I had to pay the regular rate of $32. I would stay at Cave Country RV Campground instead.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park hasn’t been discovered yet. While we were there in the middle of the week, we sort of had the place to ourselves. The centerpiece of this 200-acre park is a beautiful 25-acre lake. This lake is available for swimming, fishing (no license required), and boating (electric motors only). There is a lot of neatly mowed green grass and wildlife abounds: beaver, deer, Canadian geese, ducks, fox, etc. The campground is near the boundary of the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area and is heavily wooded although the trees thin a bit at the sites to allow satellite TV reception. There are 68 sites available to the transient camper. They are full-hookup, with plenty of space between sites, and large enough for the biggest rigs. Most of the sites are level or have a modest incline. The main roads are wide and clear of tree branches and, like the sites, are packed gravel and in good repair. There is a large (240+ sites) permanent population which differs in two ways from other campgrounds with permanent or seasonal residents. One, the permanent sites are deeded lots: the resident campers own the lot. And two, these permanent sites are attractive and well-maintained. Rather than being the home of permanent residents or seasonal workers, most of the sites seem to be vacation get-a-ways and the owners seem to take pride in their sites, avoiding the trashy-looking appearance common to so many campgrounds with large permanent populations. The campground has a large building at the entrance that serves as registration office, well-stocked camp store, deli, and lounge area with free Wi-Fi. Security is provided by an impressive gate at the entrance that requires an electronic card which is issued at check-in ($10 deposit, refunded at check-out). There is a nice pool, basketball court, softball field, and chapel (Sunday services only). There is also a tennis court but it needs to be resurfaced and nets installed. Although the campground fills up on holiday weekends, it remains a hidden jewel during the week. There is a lot of evidence that the owners have invested a lot of resources to improve this campground since they acquired it 5 years ago. This is a Passport America campground.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground is in an idyllic setting in a mountain valley along the shore of the Pigeon River. Chickens roam the yard and several bee hives are nearby. We arrived after the end of the growing season and did not get to take advantage of the fresh vegetables that the owners grow in their garden and share with the campers. This is one of only a few campgrounds that honor multiple discounts: I was able to get the weekly rate and then a Passport America discount for 2 of those days. Lots of freshly mown grass. Gravel road and gravel sites and all sites are level. The access path to the river is beginning to be overgrown with vegetation which includes poison ivy. The campground owners provide free firewood for the two campfire areas, one of which is alongside the river. I had to park my RV all the way forward in the site to reach the power pedestal and was unable to park my tow vehicle at my site without extending out into the road. So, I parked in the adjacent site which was empty during my stay. The bathhouse is rustic and in need of minor maintenance. The bathhouse has a roof but it is open to the elements: there is no ceiling and the gables are screens. There are no amenities: just the basic services for camping. But the river is there for tubing and fishing. I tried to remain objective and assigned a rating of 6 but I am sure others have added points for the owner’s hospitality and other intangibles.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground is OK but it sure doesn't rate a 9 or 10. If one can give this campground those scores, then what score do you give to a true RV resort with wide paved roads/streets and every amenity? The entrance road is a dirt (sand) and, in some places, not wide enough for two rigs to pass each other. The interior roads and sites are sand/gravel. The bathhouse and laundry are old but clean. There is a very nice pool but, with the first peal of thunder, the gate was locked and we didn't get to use it. There are lots of shade trees which may cause problems with satellite reception but free cable is available. Wireless Internet is available for $5.95 a day but the Verizon signal is strong for those that have an Air Card. My speed test was 0.90 Mb/s download and 0.32 Mb/s upload. The staff was pleasant and helpful. I could not get a 50 amp site although the rate ($29) was the same as the 30 amp site that I did get. I got a nice long pull-thru site that was level. This is not a bad campground but, for $29 a day, I expected more.
09/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the nicest government (national, state, county, city) campground I have stayed in. During the past 5 years, I have stayed in about 250 campgrounds. The previous reviews have been right on the money. I believe it is unfair to compare a government campground with a private full-service RV resort - this campground cannot offer all the amenities that a true resort RV park can offer. So, I am rating this campground a 10 even though it has no Wi-Fi, clubhouse, etc. It has a nice woodsy setting with lots of neatly mowed grass in the open areas. Since I had reservations, check-in took about 15 seconds - they handed me my pass and a campground map and I was on my way. While towing your RV, I would not enter or leave the park via the north entrance. The bridge across the railroad tracks has a nasty hump that might cause your RV to bottom out. Use the south entrance near Interstate 76, exit 43.
09/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
The review of May 2008 provides a good description of this campground although I rate it a point higher. It appears that routine cleaning and maintenance have been neglected. The bathrooms were filthy and trash needs to be picked up on the grounds. Otherwise, it is a typical Army Corps of Engineers park. The rate quoted was with the 50% Senior Pass discount.
08/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is not a campground. It is a city park that allows camping in any empty area you choose to use. There is no attendant. No hookups, but water faucets are located throughout the park. The local kids use the park as a playground and why not? It's a park. The night we were there, one of the local hoodlums was riding around the park on his motorcycle at 3:30 AM but took off when the sheriff's deputy arrived for one of his periodic security tours through the park. A sewage lift station in the park was undergoing repairs and the crew arrived at 7:00 AM and cranked up their contractor generator. The Milk River makes a horseshoe bend around the campground. We walked up on the levee to get a view and saw where about a dozen rusted automobiles had been pushed over the levee on the far side. Some guy was doing wheelies on his ATV down Main Street. Hey, this is the Wild West, right? To put this all in perspective, this camping experience was slightly better than Wal-Mart's parking lot and the price was only $3.00 more. If you decide to stay here, have a nice steak dinner at the Great Northern Restaurant.
07/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a National Forest Service (NFS) campground 26 miles west of Lolo, Montana on Highway 12. It is a typical NFS campground - rustic, no hookups or any other amenities. What is unusual are the wide paved roads and large sites which could accommodate large rigs. Trees do not interfere with navigating through this campground and parking in the sites. If you are a Lewis & Clark buff following their trip through the Bitterroot Mountains, this is a great place to park if you are equipped to dry camp for a few days. If I were comparing this campground to other NFS campgrounds, I would give it a rating of 9 or 10.
04/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground is located 4 miles south of Junction, TX about 0.5 miles from the South Llano River. It is secluded and away from road noise. It is wooded and provides shade for most sites although it does not obstruct the view for satellite TV. The interior roads and sites are paved. The sites are spaced far apart and each has water, electricity, picnic table, fire ring, and a light pole. All sites are back-in but are angled, making parking easy. Large RVs will fit into most sites but there may not be enough room for the tow vehicle or the towed vehicle. Wildlife is abundant and hummingbirds were everywhere at this time of year (April 15). There is an adjacent Wildlife Management Area with miles of hiking and biking trails. There is a separate walk-in tent area in the Wildlife Management Area with a large nearby parking lot. The campground fee is $15 but each person must pay a entry fee of $2.
11/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice state park campground. Front section is near the highway with many pine trees which can create some tough situations when backing into a site. The rear section is more open scenic and located on the shores of the Tchefuncta River. Interior roads and sites are paved and angled for easier back in. Free Wi-Fi is available with several access points throughout the park. Large, clean bathhouse and small laundry with 1 washer and 1 dryer.
09/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
I don't disagree with the review of 2003 but a rating of 9 seems very generous. When you arrive at the end of the Interstate exit ramp, the sign says 0.5 miles. That is really the distance to the road that leads to the campground. That road is gravel and narrow which isn't too bad if it is daytime and you don't meet someone going in the opposite direction. It is another mile down this road to the campground entrance. The campground is a haphazard arrangement of sites on the owner's large piece of property. Some effort was made to grade the sites to make them level. Some sites were gravel and some were grass. There is WiFi broadcast from the upper floor window of the owner's home but I got a 1 and 2 bar signal from about 200 yards away. Not too bad. The campground is only 500 feet from the Interstate but the road noise was drowned out by our A/C. The owner was very friendly and offered a discount that I had overlooked and had not asked for. There are no amenities and the campground is about 12 miles east of Beckley, WV so I would not consider this to be a destination campground or suitable for kids. Although it was cloudy the night we stayed, I imagine that this location would be great for stargazing since it is out in the country away from city lights.
07/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
The website directions to this campground show its location as Laurel Creek Road. The Delorme mapping software show this road as Laurel Pl. which prevented me from finding it on the map. The directions say “Follow US Rt. 19 North about 15 miles to Laurel Creek Road.” Travelling 15 miles before looking for a road leaves a lot of room for error. I had to stop in Fayetteville and ask directions. The entrance road is steep and severely eroded. Attempts have been made to patch this road but they look “homemade” and don’t seem to last long. The owners lived on site and were nice people and the office was an extension of their home. Several dogs were in the office and barked constantly while we were there. We were assigned a back-in site with a tree near the front of the site that made it difficult to back into. Each site had a good selection of cable TV channels but the cable to our site was buried only a few inches below the surface and had been pulled up out of the ground by the child of a previous camper. This cable lay on the ground when not in use. Very sloppy looking arrangement. Other sites had concrete pads and looked neater. The trees along the interior roads had many low branches hanging over the road. These need to be pruned. The bathhouses were clean but were old and the last paint job was really sloppy. There were several nice looking cabins but I did not see the inside. I felt that the $30 fee was too high for this campground but their website does not list the rates and I didn’t call before my arrival to ask about the price.
07/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Although the address for this RV park is Dundee, it is located 0.25 miles east of downtown Mt. Eaton. This RV park is truly a resort and deserves the 10 rating given by previous reviewers. The only thing negative that I can say about this park is that it is out in the middle of Amish country away from everything else. But if you came to see Amish country or to just relax in a pretty country setting, then no problem. The place looks new. Interior roads and sites are paved with lots of freshly mowed grass everywhere else. All sites are level and 38 are pull-thru. Many sites are 60+ feet in length with room for the largest RV and its tow vehicle (or toad). A huge area for parking while checking in. Large modern office building which also contains a large laundry. Plenty of activities for children include a pool, game room, a full-size basketball court, swings, jungle gym. Several treadmills and two Bowflex machines. The showers and bathrooms were immaculate and the nicest that I have ever seen. Each large shower was in its own separate room that could be locked for maximum privacy and included a sink and a small bench. A pavilion may be reserved for reunions, birthday parties, etc. and is free to the RV guests. Free Wi-Fi is provided and reaches out into the entire park. If you need all the amenities that this park has to offer, it is well worth the $42 rate (less 10% Good Sam discount).
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Although the address for this campground is Millersburg, it is located less than a mile southeast of downtown Berlin. I find it surprising that this RV park had an average rating of 7 yet a National Park campground with no hookups and no amenities will get a rating of 9 or 10. Go figure. True, this park has no bathhouse or showers and nothing to entertain young children. But it is neat and well-maintained and the sites are big and level and its is a prime location for those that want to visit Berlin and the surrounding Amish country. Interior roads are paved and sites are gravel. About a third of the sites have 50 amps and about half are pull-thru. The park is divided into three sections and only one section (30 sites) could be described as a gravel lot. The remaining sections have grassy areas separating the sites. The sites are spaced farther apart that the typical private RV park. Each site has water, electric, sewer, a picnic table and fire ring. Free firewood is provided when available. It appears to be scraps from a nearby sawmill. Free Wi-Fi is provided and reached out over 100 feet to my site with a two-bar signal.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is located 20 miles north of downtown Charleston, WV. It is 4 miles from Interstate 77, exit 116, and several signs clearly show the distance and direction to the campground. The road is narrow and winding. This could be a problem if you arrive after dark. Most of the sites are annual or seasonal and about half of these contain RVs that are empty and are used only occasionally. Some are old and not well maintained. The campground itself is huge with a lot of open grassy common areas which are neatly mowed and there is a 7 acre fishing lake. A swimming pool is located over 100 yards from the office and quite a hike from the sites used by short-term campers. There is no parking at the pool – you have to walk or ride your bike. There are about 25 sites available for short-term campers. Nine of these are large pull-through sites but they do not have sewer hookups. Four bathhouses/restrooms are located throughout the campground. They were clean but rarely used. Interior roads and sites are gravel. This campground is in a rural area and the nearest civilization is a very small town, Pocatalico, located about 9 miles away. This is not a destination campground – all the action is too far away. We were here to get away from the crowds during the Fourth of July week. It’s a quiet place although our campsite was only 50 feet from Middle Fork Road and received some early morning road noise from folks out in this area going to work in the city.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Hungry Mother State Park is located about 3 miles north of Marion, VA on the shores of Hungry Mother Lake and has four separate camping areas. Section A is located just outside the entrance to the park on Park Road (Highway 16) with gravel roads and campsites. The sites are suitable for medium size RVs and tents. The entrance drops sharply for about three feet and large RVs can drag their frame or landing gear as they enter or leave this section. Being right along Park Road can be noisy depending on the traffic. Sites are level and have water and 30 amp electric service. Section B is about 0.5 miles into the park with paved roads which are very narrow. Only about three sites are suitable for large RVs. There are several other pull-thru sites which are long enough to accommodate my 33’ fifthwheel but they curve around trees and other obstructions and I would hesitate to try and navigate into these sites. Sites are level and have water and 30 amp electric service. Section C is near Section B and contains only tent sites but they are some of the nicest I have seen. Each site has a large wooden platform that can accommodate the largest tents. These platforms are level and provide excellent drainage when it is raining. If you want to stay in one of these sections, you must check in at the Discovery Center (Park Office). Camp Burson is the fourth section and it is located about 1.3 miles from the entrance to the park, just downstream from the dam. It used to be a private RV park, Hungry Mother Family Campground, and was purchased by the Virginia Parks, upgraded and expanded, and can accommodate the largest RVs along with their vehicles. It has a small laundry and free Wi-Fi which provides a signal almost to the edge of this section. Most of the sites in this section have 50 and 30 amp electric, water, and sewer. The other sites have only water and 30 amp electric. Additional sites are being added to meet the demand for campsites at this park. All camper have access to the park and a very nice sandy beach. The beach includes a diving platform in deep water with both a 1 meter and 3 meter diving board. A boat dock near the beach offers paddleboat, canoe, and kayak rentals at a reasonable price. Rental cabins are also available and a restaurant is located in the park. The park contains over a dozen miles of trails. There is also a boat ramp that provides access to the lake but boat engines are either banned or limited to a small size.
06/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This National Park Service campground is a mile north of Linville Falls visitor center. No hookups but several water faucets are located throughout the campground and a dump station is located in a NPS maintenance area about a quarter mile north of the campground. Most sites are suitable for tents, small popups and class C RVs. Only a few sites, maybe 3 or 4, can handle large motorhomes and fifth-wheels and these are pull-through sites. A few back-in sites could handle my 33’ fifth-wheel but I would have to park my tow vehicle in an overflow parking area. About half of the sites can be reserved and the rest are first-come-first-served. The campground was neat, grassy, and freshly mowed. Many of the sites were out in the open away from trees that could block satellite TV reception. This is a very nice National Park Service campground but it offers no hookups and few amenities and the dump station is not in the park, requiring you to tow a blue tote sewer tank along the highway if you must dump your tanks.
06/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This National Park Service campground is located in the Julian Price Memorial Park about 4 miles west of Blowing Rock, NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway. No hookups but several water faucets are located throughout the campground and a dump station is located near the entrance. Most sites are suitable for tents, small popups and class C RVs. Only a few sites can handle large motorhomes and fifth wheels. A few back-in sites could handle my 33’ fifth wheel but I would have to park my tow vehicle in an overflow parking area. About half of the sites can be reserved and the rest are first-come-first-served. Loop A is located on the south side of the parkway on the shore of Price Lake and about 12 of these sites are waterfront. Near loop A is a boat ramp and canoe rental ($6 per hour). The campground was neat and very woodsy and the trees may be a problem for satellite TV reception. This is a very nice National Park Service campground but since it offers no hookups and few amenities, I rate it a 7.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground primarily serves seasonal campers but all campers are welcome. Unlike many campgrounds with a large seasonal population, the sites in this campground are attactive and well-maintained. The campground is neat and well-maintained with a nice carpet of mowed grass throughout the campground. No potholes on the road and no bare spots in the grass It is located along the bank of the Linville River with many sites located along the river but most, if not all, are occupied by seasonal campers. The interior roads are paved (concrete) and sites are gravel with concrete patio. Sites are wide with plenty of space for parking. All sites are level. Blue Ridge Parkway is 1.5 miles away. No RV washers and dryers allowed. No dogs over 20 lbs. Entrance to campground is 0.25 miles south of intersection of highway 221 and 181 then go 1 mile to campground. The daily rate is pretty high for a park with few amenities but the monthly and seasonal rates are more affordable.
06/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
This campground is not suitable for big rigs. Although the owner said that several sites could handle my 33’ fifth wheel and I saw a large (35’) motorhome on one of the sites, I would be reluctant to bring my RV here. The interior roads are gravel and steep in places and some of the curves and corners would be difficult to navigate. The campground did not present a neat appearance and is not worth the $28.50 daily rate for W/E/S (in my opinion) Linville Falls and the Blue Ridge Parkway are nearby.
06/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground has 60 sites and 48 are reserved during the summer months for seasonal campers. Unlike many campgrounds with a large seasonal population, most of these sites are attractive and well-maintained and the seasonal residents were friendly. The campground is located along the bank of the North Toe River but most of the 22 riverside sites were occupied by seasonal campers – only one was available when we arrived. The interior roads are gravel and well-maintained. All sites are gravel or grass and some have a concrete patio. All sites are level. There are 6 very large pull-through sites that can accommodate the biggest rigs. The bathhouse and restrooms are old but clean and in good repair. A small laundry is outside under a roof. Several swings and a small basketball court are available for children. The common grounds are grassy and neatly mowed. A weak (one or two bars) cell phone signal is available. No cable TV was available and no local channels were picked up by my RV antenna. Linville Falls and the Blue Ridge Parkway are 9 miles away.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
I did not stay at this park but stopped and talked to the owner. She and her husband live on site in their motorhome. She cheerfully gave me permission to check out this beautiful park and it is everything that has been described by other reviewers. Free Wi-Fi throughout the park. All sites were level - in fact, the entire park was level which was surprising since the park is in the mountain foothills. Most of the sites are along scenic Buck Creek and command a premium price. The rest are along the road and, since I did not spend the night, I don't know how noisy that would be. The park was very neat and well maintained with pretty landscaping at each site and in the common areas. The spaces were farther apart than what one normally sees in a private campground.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Less than a mile off I-40, this beautiful little campground is very secluded and quiet. Nestled at the base of a mountain on sloping terrain, each site is level and sits on its own terrace with an attractive retaining wall made from natural stone. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring and is nicely landscaped with trees, rhododendron bushes, and other shrubs and a fresh layer of gravel. Most sites are pull-thru and the back-in sites are angled for easy access. The interior roads are paved. The modern showers, bathrooms and laundry were spotless. Each shower is an individual room with a lockable door for maximum privacy. Free Wi-Fi throughout the campground and a modem room for dial-up connections. A large selection of cable TV channels are available at each site. My site was not long enough to park my tow vehicle but an overflow parking space was located on the other side of the street. Except for 2 video games and 2 pinball machines, there is not much to entertain children.
05/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice RV park along the banks of the Little Pigeon River. Sites are not as close together as in most private parks. It also has a few cabins. All sites are level and have full service including a large selection of cable TV channels. Free WiFi throughout the park. Interior roads and sites are gravel and were in good repair. Two pools, one an "adult only," and a jacuzzi. Excellent parking for check-in which was quick and easy. The entrance to this park is off Hwy 441, the "main drag," which makes it very convenient to local businesses yet the setting in the park is quiet and peaceful but we have had the windows closed and the A/C on. Lots of grass and trees throughout the park. If this park had paved roads and sites, I would rate it 10.
07/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the nicest RV Park/campground in Alaska or Canada that I have stayed. Lots of mowed green grass, thick layer of gravel on the interior roads, no mud or potholes, lots of landscaping. Laundry and bath house were spotless.
05/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
North and Sunset campgrounds are similar. Both are inside the National Park and neither was designed with large RVs in mind. They sites have no hookups which is typical of most National Parks. There are a few sites that are big enough for an RV larger than 30’ but not many. This is a good setting for tents and popups. Campgrounds are in a Pondersoa pine forest setting. Some of the roads are narrow and may be difficult to navigate with a large RV. About half the sites in the North campground can be reserved and the rest are first-come-first-served. All of the sites in the Sunset campground are first-come-first-served.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a private campground about 2 miles from the entrance to Bryce Canyon. We stayed here Memorial Day weekend and the place was packed and all hookup sites reserved. The staff offered to put us up in overflow and we found a nice dry camp site under a couple of large Ponderosa pines. Dry camping was $18 and full hookup was $31. Several water spigots throughout the dry camping/tent areas. Large modern bathhouse and laundymat. Considering the large nubmer of campers in tents, the bathhouse was pretty clean. Nice, but small, pool. Free Wi-Fi was available at the Main Lodge about a half a mile away from my campsite. A large general store at the Main Lodge with a good selection of RV and camping supplies. Interior roads and sites were dirt with some gravel which made it dusty during windy conditions. Most sites were level. Good, but expensive restaurant in the Main Lodge. This campground has a full array of amenities and is in a prime location. This campground is a magnet for ATV enthusiasts because the surrounding area has off-road trails. Probably a hundred or more ATVs in the campground but it was surprisingly quiet. If the interior roads were paved and sites had a pad and patio, I would give this campground a 10.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Primitive camping, no hookups, no dump station. There are a few places in the park where water is available. We camped in site #1 which was just big enough for our 33' 5th wheel. This site was secluded but most sites are out in the open. If you enjoy primitive camping in a beautiful setting, you will love this place, 18 miles from the entrance. Great stargazing on clear nights.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Paved interior roads, gravel sites. Sites are level but close together. I agree with the previous reviewer about visitors with jeeps. Friendly staff, nice laundry, cleam showers, strong Wi-Fi signal throughout the park.
05/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
The campground is 4 miles inside the park but the distance to the main attraction, Cliff Palace, is another 16 miles so being inside the park doesn't offer that much of an advantage. Only 15 of the 435 sites offer full hookups. These are first-come-first served. The remaining sites can be reserved. The campground is broken up into 8 loops among the hills and trees so it doesn't seem to be a big campground. The registration office, camp store, and showers are about a mile away. Lots of mule deer roam through the campground.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice campground in two loops but definitely not designed with big RVs in mind. Out of 88 sites, I could fit in only 4 or 5 with my 33' fifthwheel and tow vehicle. Fortunately, one of those sites was vacant when I arrived. Most sites are suitable for tents, popups, and small (24 feet) RVs. No reservations accepted. No hookups, which is not unusual for national park campgrounds. Water faucet near the restrooms and dump station at campground entrance. Generator hours are 7 AM to 6 PM.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice campground within sight of the Animas River in a grove of large cottonwood trees. Interior roads and sites are gravel. Like most private campgrounds, the sites are close together. Sites were fairly level. Strong Wi-Fi signal throughout the campground at no extra charge. Small pool but little else for children to do. The Durango-Silverton railroad runs beside the park. A maximum of six trains run each day burt only during daytime hours so it is not annoying but provides excellent photo opportunities. A beautiful tent area with 90 large sites is across the railway and it, too, sits in a grove of large cottonwood trees. If the RV sites were larger and spaced further apart and had concrete pads and patios and if the interior roads were paved, I would give this park a 10. Those with small children may want to stay in a park with more amenities for kids.
07/2004
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a little gem on the north shore of Buffalo Bill Reservoir, eight miles west of Cody. Actually, there are two campgrounds one is about half way along the north shore of the reservoir and the other is about 4 miles west where the North Fork of the Shoshone River enters the reservoir. I prefer the first one because of the views of the lake and that is the one that I will describe. The campground has three loops and each loop slopes down to the lake so that all campsites have a good view of the lake. Interior roads and sites are paved. All sites are pull-thru and long enough to accommodate the biggest rigs. No hookups, but a dump station and potable water spigots are available. Some trees but none are tall enough to provide shade. All sites have a concrete picnic table and a fire ring/BBQ grill. Fee is $12 per day ($8 for Wyoming residents). Some sites in the first loop can be reserved and the rest are first-come-first-served. The dam and visitor center are a few miles away. There is a rodeo in Cody every night during the summer and it is great wholesome family entertainment.
07/2004
rating [ 7/10 ]
As with most private parks, the sites are close together but rows of tall hedges separate the sites and provides a sense of privacy. All sites are back in and the rear of your RV faces the forest off to the west. If your RV has the rear picture window, you get a very pleasant view. Many sites are deep enough for large rigs but do not have much room for your toad or tow vehicle. Price is $23 for row D and $21 for all other full hookup sites. Then you get a Good Sam discount. Many channels of cable TV. Nice laundry. Modem access in office is $2 per use.
05/2004
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is truly is a desert oasis. Out in the middle of nowhere is the largest pool I have ever seen, built around an artesian spring that produces one million gallons per hour of some very clear water. A circular area of the pool 200 feet in diameter (and 25 feet deep) encloses the original spring. Two arms extend off this circular area, each about 300 feet long. One arm, which follows the original spring flow, is 25 feet deep. The other arm is 3 to 5 feet deep and suitable for small children. The campground can handle big rigs with many pull-through sites. Fee is $12 for water and electric plus $3 per person per day for the park entry fee. Not much to do here but swim in the pool, but after 3 days in Big Bend National Park with 105 degree temperatures, this was a welcome site.
07/2004
rating [ 9/10 ]
This beautiful city park campground is in Gering, Nebraska, about 0.7 miles south of the junction of highway 71 and 92, and only 2.5 miles from Scotts Bluff National Monument visitors center. It is a great stop for Oregon Trail enthusiasts. And, although it is a city park, it is located at the southern edge of Gering and is quiet. Little or no noise from the highway. There are 45 sites and more than half are pull-thru and will accommodate the biggest rigs. The sites are spaced about 60 apart. Each site has a concrete pad, picnic table and nice landscaping. Two sites share a BBQ grill. Interior roads and site entrances and exits are paved. The entire park is one big green grassy lawn and was neatly mowed the day I arrived. A few small trees but not big enough to provide shade. Fifteen of the sites are water and electric and, with the Good Sam discount, are $15 per night. Ninteen sites also have sewage and are $17 per night. The remaining sites include cable TV and a phone jack and are $20 per night. You have to make arrangements with the local phone company to get phone service. There is a playground for kids but the surrounding land is currently being graded so the playground is inaccessible. Laundry and showers are available. Right across the North Platte River is the city of Scottsbluff with a Wal-Mart Supercenter and other amenities that a city of 15,000 usually provides.
03/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Since many people love this place, I am going to get into to trouble for saying this, but I wasnt too impressed. The campground fee was over $27 per night which included tax and a reservation fee. That is quite a lot for just water and electric in March. The dump station is several miles outside the campground down the main highway. Not a place to be towing a blue tote tank. The winter accumulation of trash, both natural and man-made, had not been picked up. The showers in the bath house needed a good paint job. The entrance road was too narrow for medium to large RVs. In fact, I chickened out half way through and switched over to the exit road, which had me going the wrong way on a one-way road. Once we made it to the loop at the far end of the campground, we found many large sites with the beach just over the dunes. In an effort to keep people off the dunes, some real ugly fence and rope have been erected.
08/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here for the Little League World Series in South Williamsport. The Little League fields were 21 miles away, a nice 30 minute drive. The campground is in a rural setting, far enough away from big city lights so that, on a clear night, many stars can be seen in the sky. The campground is very kid friendly. Fishing pond, swimming pool, two basketball courts, miniature golf course, a large, level field suitable for baseball games. There is a good selection of barnyard animals. It's not a petting zoo but kids could reach across a low fence and touch any animals that were close enough. Lots of activities scheduled for kids including hayrides. Nice campstore, larger than most with a good selection of ice cream served with generous portions at a reasonable price. Modem hookup in the campstore but web browsing is discouraged (15 minute limit). Laundry and bathhouse. Like most private campgrounds, there is a large permanent/seasonal population, but they are pretty much hidden from view up in the trees. And most kept their campers and sites in good condition. Except for the main entrance road, the interior roads and sites are gravel. The gravel layer is thin and spotty and things get quite muddy when it rains. We were camped in a row of pull-through sites down the hill from the office. Sites were level and close together but not as bad as other private parks. Picnic table, fire ring, full hookups, including a good selection of cable TV channels. The sites up by the pool were really close together. The facilities were clean but old. It's is time to do some renovation. With discounts and special vacation rates, the campsite rates are reasonable. If the interior roads were paved, sites had concrete pads and patios, and facilities were new/renovated, I would have given this place a 10. Because of these three items, I took off a point for each.
05/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice state park campground located 0.25 miles from Blackwater Falls in a very woodsy setting. Recreation area has basketball court, vollyball, tennis, and a swimming area on a lake. Most of the sites are too small for large rigs but a program is currently underway to enlarge some of the sites in the electric loop. If you arrived on a crowded weekend with a big rig, the available sites might be too small. Dump station and water station is located on one of the roads requiring some careful maneuvers the wrong way on a one-way street to get the correct side of my RV next to the dump. Then you block traffic while you dump.
05/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a farm that has been converted into a campground almost. The owners live in the farmhouse and the barn is used for special events like weddings. The chicken coop is now the bathhouse and office. The campsites and surrounding areas are grassy and neatly mowed. The bathhouse was clean and in good repair but sort of dark. The campsites are along the perimeter of the pasture and most of them are nestled among the trees and back up to Back Creek or a small stream that runs into the creek. Thirteen campsites have water and electricity (30 amp). About a half dozen more have just electricity. There are water faucets at these sites but no water. Further down the creek are tent sites with no services. There are several large grassy areas that can serve as overflow. The sites are not clearly marked. Only the utility stations provide a hint of where the sites are located. Most of the water and electricity sites are not deep enough to back into if you have a large RV. But these sites may be spaced far enough apart to allow parking parallel to the road. About 4 sites have a clear enough view of the southern sky for you satellite TV users. We were here on a slow weekend and had the place pretty much to ourselves two other campsites were occupied. So it was quiet and peaceful, just the way we like it. We dont need a pool, camp store, recreation room, or other similar amenities. But if you or the kids do need these things, you may find this campground boring. On the other hand, this place hosted a music festival two weeks ago and there was an overflow crowd. If you just need a nice quiet place to stay while visiting Harpers Ferry, then this campground might rate an 8 or 9. If you are looking for a full service campground, then a 5 or 6 would be a more accurate rating.
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