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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Montana de Oro State Park, Los Osos, California

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Some sites are definitely better than others. Only pit toilets but spacious and clean. Some very nice trees on some spots, like #25 & #18. Our site's parking was level, but not so great for a tent camper due to the sloping ground. There is a 2-vehicle max for the sites, and the extra vehicle (including a tow) will cost an extra $10/night. We camped at Montana de Oro State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Nice short walk to the beach @ lovely Spooner's Cove. Other great hikes nearby: Oats Peak and Valencia Peak trails give good overlooks of the area, while the more level hikes along the buffs overlooking the ocean are great if you don't feel like climbing. Dress in layers because although the temperature remains fairly constant @ about 62, plus or minus 10 degrees, it can feel more extreme when the wind and/or fog kicks in.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Sentinel Campground (NPS Campground), Kings Canyon National Park, California

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

Most of the sites are fairly level but not very large. This campground has only a few pull-through sites that would accommodate a vehicle much longer than 22 ft. There are some sites closer to the river that are more shaded. Gorgeous views on the drive in and nearby! We camped at Sentinel Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tips for other Campers:

The nearby Cedar Grove Lodge has some food supplies, a restaurant and bar, etc. There are showers available in this area too. Swimming in the river is possible when it's running too swiftly. Drive the few miles past the campground to Zumwalt meadow for an easy and scenic hike. No cell phone service out here, probably no TV either. Bring your own entertainment and be prepared to disconnect from the modern world.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - Borrego Palm Canyon Campground, Borrego Springs, California

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Many of the parking sites are not level, so plan accordingly. Part of the campground has full hookups, but we stayed in a section that did not. Our area was less crowded and more scenic, but if it's going to be hot and you want to run an air conditioner, try for the area with hookups. This is a VERY popular campground! But, the restrooms and showers were acceptably clean. The showers take tokens that can be purchased at campground entrance kiosk. Firewood is available for purchase at one of the two camp host sites, #1 & #21, for $6 a bundle. Arrive early or late this time of year (wildflowers in bloom) because it's crazy crowded (traffic!) during the midday. Be aware that each extra vehicle will cost you and additional $10/night. The sites' picnic tables have a pergola covering that helps with the midday sun, but won't stop any rain. The dumps station is nice if you don't have hookups. There are water stations at most sites, but no hose bibs; if you need potable water, there is a threaded hose bib at the dump station. We camped at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - Borrego Palm Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Bring a tarp or blanket to block the picnic tables' sun during the morning and evening. The showers will run out of hot water during the busy time of day; wait until later. The hike to the oasis is well worth it! Go early to beat the crowds. The panorama hike is also great but a bit more strenuous. The best place to buy supplies is Center Market in Borrego Springs; it's at the back of a small shopping center.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Plaskett Creek Campground, Big Sur, California

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely and uncrowded campground with views and sounds of the Pacific Ocean, a short walk away. Water available. Flush toilets were convenient and clean. The camp host and staff were super helpful and friendly. We camped at Plaskett Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Sand Dollar Beach and Jade Cove are a short 5-minute walk away. Firewood was available for sale on site. This place was available when Kirk Creek and Limekiln were full, which I don't understand because it's a beautiful campground. Lots of other easy-access hikes to the beach nearby. A 13-minute drive north to Limekiln Campground offers some beautiful hikes, one to a big waterfall, through dense forest. Lots of other easy-access hikes to the beach nearby.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Tuttle Creek Campground, Lone Pine, California

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $3.00
Overall Rating:

Gorgeous location! The speed bumps (4) on the entrance road were so large that it may be a problem for some vehicles, but we managed OK. The pit toilets were as clean as possible, in good shape. Many of the sites are not level. Half the park was closed, probably to minimize maintenance since it was far from full. Picnic tables and fire pits were appreciated. No potable water available when we were there, and the dump station was closed; I believe both of those issues were related to the off-season. We camped at Tuttle Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Try to get a site right on the creek to enjoy the sound of running water.

Lone Pine has lots of restaurants and interesting places like the Movie Museum. But, the Whitney Portal Road is a must! Take it all the way to the picnic area at the end of the road and you will have some gorgeous views including a waterfall right beside the parking lot. The road is in great shape, but pretty steep and winding. Great hiking in the area too.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Bakersfield River Run RV Park, Bakersfield, California

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice, clean facility with all the amenities an RV might need. Great wifi and lots of TV channels on the cable. The staff was very friendly. The sites are a bit cramped but adequate. We had a small 20 ft rig, so no big deal. But I saw some pull through sites that were practically touching each other with their slides extended. Still, it wasn't bad, just a bit tight for big rigs. Your rig goes on dirt, but adjacent parking is concrete. Looks like some folks are wintering here - they seem to be set up for a long time. My wife said the women's bathrooms and showers were in great shape. The men's were good too, although the shower fixtures were showing some wear. I think this place was full every day during our weekend here, so reservations would be probably be prudent. The pool looked nice. Didn't take advantage of the laundry facilities. Everyone was quiet and considerate. No picnic benches or grills, but they do have a common grilling area. This place feels safe; I noticed the police drive through the site once. I'd probably stay here again, but not before trying Bakersfield RV Resort (which I believe is more of a resort - they even have an on-site restaurant). We camped at Bakersfield River Run RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

A sight oriented more north/south will be better for getting some much needed shade, so take a look at their site map online and plan accordingly. In site #9, we didn't get much break from the sun.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Henry Cowell State Park, Felton, California

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

For RVs, this isn't an ideal experience. Many of the sites are not level, there are no RV conveniences like hookups, wifi, etc. But, every site comes with a picnic table and a fire ring (capable of BBQ'ing). Some sites are more spacious, some more private. The showers are coin operated: 25 cents per minutes. There is no RV water fill-up nor dump site. (You can use the Brighton Beach State Park dump site as part of your Henry Cowell fee however). Site #20 is very much not level, and right next to a trail head. Although it's close to the restrooms, it's best for tent campers. We moved over to site #27 and loved it for both it's openness and privacy (it's a large site). Lots of shade! We camped at Henry Cowell State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Provisions available in nearby Felton: groceries, pharmacy, fuel, food, etc. The old growth redwoods loop is good, but the redwoods at the Big Basin area a few miles north are more impressive. This is NOT a dog-friendly park: they are hardly allowed anywhere, and must be on a leash when they are.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, Nevada

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This place requires a bit of extra traveling since it's off about 20-30 minutes off I-15, but it's a gorgeous area! The sites were plentiful this time of year, probably because it was about 110 degrees in the late afternoon. But, everything was clean and the site had all the hookups we needed (water & 30 amp power to run the air conditioner). Lots of rocks for hiking and climbing but practically no shade unless you can snag one of the spots in the shade of the rocks. There is a separate camping area for RVs ($20 to camp, extra $10 for hookups), but a couple more campgrounds available for tents. Despite the heat, the RV campground was about 1/3 full. Looks like all the RV sites have covered picnic tables and grills too. The RV sites do not have sewer but there is a good dump station available. Our site was large enough to accommodate two RVs (or an RV plus a trailer). I'd stay here for more than an overnight when the weather is cooler because the hiking opportunities look awesome. We camped at Valley of Fire State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Bring your camera because the red rocks area gorgeous and the light is really special as the sun is going down.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Colfax Recreation Area RV Park & Campground, Colfax, Louisiana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

This is a Federally managed facility, so the America the Beautiful Pass gets you 50% off the daily rate. It took the really nice guy on duty forever to get us checked in, but no big deal. They weren't crowded at all, maybe 10% full, probably because of the heat. The grounds were lush and very well maintained.

This site is at a dam on the Red River, so there is a boat launch and a pier for fishing. LOTS of room for the kids and dogs to run, to throw the frisbee, etc. The restrooms and showers were in good shape and clean. There are some tent sites but I recall seeing mostly back-ins. The included WiFi worked well.

Our site was shady with a nice picnic table, grill, fire ring, and a lantern pole (bring your own lantern). If the weather hadn't been so hot, we could have stayed a few days here. The only drawback is that the Red River runs between Colfax and I-49, so it's a little out of the way, but well worth the drive. We camped at Colfax Recreation Area RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Colfax looks like a pretty small town that has probably seen better days, so I wouldn't expect any big grocery stores or a large choice of restaurants.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Leaf Verde RV Resort, Buckeye, Arizona

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We showed up after hours but were still greeted by a friendly staffer. We almost bolted because of the smell of a nearby livestock facility. But we were tired, it was hot and we needed the 30 amp hookup, and there aren't any nearby alternatives. The smell was gone the next morning; wind probably shifted. The smell is a shame because this place is spotless! The restrooms and showers were immaculate. We didn't use the pool or the laundry, but everything looked brand new. All the hookups were in excellent condition too. They offer discounts for AAA and Good Sam, but not AARP. Great place for an overnight or so, but that smell would probably discourage me from staying any longer. We camped at Leaf Verde RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
201
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Unless you want to go to Phoenix, try the scenic Hwy 85 / Interstate-8 southern bypass that goes through the Sonoran Desert National Monument. It just as fast (probably faster) and very little traffic.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Desert Willow RV Park, Van Horn, Texas

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

From the looks of things, most of the residents are semi-permanent, some temporary workers probably. The site was fine, but the neighbors were close, although quiet. It felt more like a trailer park than an RV place. The women's bathroom was out of service, and there was an evening crowd hanging out in front of the men's bathroom. The bathroom facilities were OK, clean enough, but very dated. Although the price was reasonable for an overnight stay, I would not stay here again. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Fairview Riverside State Park, Madisonville, Louisiana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

An absolute gem! Gorgeous little State Park with roomy sites and access to the Tchefuncte River, a stereo-typically beautiful Louisiana bayou experience. Looking forward to returning! Walk down by the water at sunset for a great photo op. Everything was clean and comfortable here. Be prepared for the humidity! Gates open 8am -8pm. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Check out the beautiful town of Madisonville nearby.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Wichita Falls RV Park, Wichita Falls, Texas

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here overnight. The staff was very friendly but balked a bit when we wanted to change sites. It's HOT in TX in August so that probably explains why the lot was probably 1/3 full, if that. I had some difficulty getting our on-site sewer dump to take my 15 gallons without backing up, but no one else seemed to be having any issues. The pool was really nice! Good WiFi. Bathrooms a bit dated but clean enough. Didn't take advantage of the other amenities like the laundry, but everything looked clean and nice. We camped at Wichita Falls RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

You can have pizza delivered here. Also, there is a WalMart not too far away, north of Hwy 287 on the Hwy 11 bypass loop.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Homolovi Ruins State Park, Winslow, Arizona

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a little State park. You can park a long 5th wheel or trailer using one of the spots parallel to the campground road. Or there are many back-in and tents spots too. We were right across from the restrooms in Spot #8 with a small tree for some shade from the hot western sun in August. My wife thought Spot #10 was the best for shade and convenient, handicap-accessible access to the showers and restrooms. It was really hot until the sun went down, then it cooled off and was beautiful being outside! Big skies over Winslow with distant trains in the night. Awesome! The ruins are fun to check out also. Fire rings and BBQ grills too. The park was probably 10-15% full when we were there, but they are laid out nicely so there's no one on top of you. We camped at Homolovi Ruins State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Don't bother with Ruins site #1 since it's mostly underground. Check out site #2 instead. If you need a handicap access spot, #10 is the best.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Conchas Lake State Park, Tucumcari, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful location, very close to lake swimming. We stayed over night. Paid $16 for a full hookup (water & 30 amp service). Showers and toilets were in good shape and clean. Covered benches and grills. It looks like your choices of camping areas are greater if you don't need hookups. We needed power the run the AC because it was HOT!! The park is isolated (no cell service, no TV, no wifi), so plan accordingly. We camped at Conchas Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Bring your own entertainment because this place is isolated: no TV, no wifi, no cell service (Verizon). I saw a big RV parked at the water's edge, so it looks like you can stay almost anywhere if you're self-sufficient. Reservations were not necessary for us, but are highly recommended for the more scenic spots. Ideal for boating and fishing in the area.

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