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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Hoover RV Park, Hoover, Alabama

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Google calls it Hoover Met Complex. The stadium has an RV Park used by tailgaters on game weekends. Good place for an overnight stay when it's not game day! It's a big parking lot with full hookups. Lots of pull through sites. We just turned off the truck, put out the slides, hooked up, and heated up dinner. Easy peasey. We camped at Hoover RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

This was not a destination for us-just a convenient overnight stop.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Big Lagoon State Park, Pensacola, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We drive down from Virginia to Pensacola to be with the grandchildren for Christmas. This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Big Lagoon. We love it! The bathhouses are always clean. The trails are nice. There is fishing, swimming, birdwatching, playground, etc. Roads are paved. A few sites are concrete but most are gravel. Avoid the sites that run along the water because they are low and prone to flooding if it rains. Never had a problem with electric or water hookups. They were at full capacity between Christmas and New Years. The dumpsters were overflowing. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Flora-Bama Yacht Club for lunch! Naval Air Museum. Johnson National Seashore. Oyster Bar on Perdido Key.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Chattanooga North / Cleveland KOA, Cleveland, Tennessee

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Very tight roads with trees and boulders strewn about. Like playing pinball with our rig. Lots of permanent campers. All gravel, no pavement. Hilly-did not see any level sites. Best feature? Close to the interstate. We used it as an overnight stop. I would not choose to stay here otherwise. We camped at Chattanooga North / Cleveland KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We only stayed the night. Left before 7 am.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Sharps Outfitters, Sparks, Nebraska

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Be careful with this one. It's party central Thursday night through Sunday afternoon. 500 tubing reservations on the third Saturday in July. We stayed Wednesday and Thursday, left Friday morning before the campground filled up. The RV section of the campground is on a thin sliver of land between a state road and the river. Traffic increased as the weekend drew near. Lots of dust and noise. No water (fill with a garden hose before you park) and no dump facilities at all. There was a Port-a-John.... yuck. This is not a nice campground. But I gambled it would be empty during the week and sure enough, we were the ONLY campers Wednesday night. Riverfront. Fireflies, babbling river, bald eagle, raccoon tracks, whitetail deer, turkeys. It was a very good night. The tubing was good too. We were bused to Berry Bridge and floated back to Sharps. Very convenient. The river is knee deep the whole way. Beer and ice available at camp store. Load up before you go tubing. Lastly, it's five miles of washboard dirt road to get to Sharps. We camped at Sharps Outfitters in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Unknown
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go tubing! If headed east, stop at Ashfall Fossil Beds state park. Fascinating!

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

18 spots, all taken. Looks like there are some permanent or semi-permanent campers. Very small, no amenities. OK for locals who can drive over and snag a spot. Do not count on it if you are passing through. Also, there is an underpass with 11 foot clearance. Neither Google maps nor Waze warns you about it. Sorry I wasted my time checking it out. It sounds cute on the web but failed to meet expectations in real life. We camped at Hitchcock Nature Center in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Prairie Rose State Park, Harlan, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Every single RV site was sold out Friday-Sunday the third weekend in July. Iowans must be devout campers! We had to squeeze into a tent site (#79). Pretty state park with a nice lake, green lawns, lots of trees. We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We went into Elk Horn and had pizza at the Flour Mill. Good but a little expensive. We had frikadeller, a local sausage, on the pizza-tasty! The wine was awful. Get beer instead.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Gros Ventre Campground (Concessionaire Operated), Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Hands down our favorite campground of the trip. Loop C is beautiful -- sagebrush punctuated by cottonwoods with the Gros Ventre river flowing by. And Loop C is freshly paved in its entirety, which we appreciate because it cuts down on the dust. It also rained while we were there so that helped too. Caught cutthroat trout and grilled them over the fire for dinner. Beautiful, fragrant, lovely campsite. We had no hookups, no electric, no water, no sewer, no showers, no problem. We ran the generator for about an hour each evening to keep the batteries charged. The few electric sites are away from the river. We prefer the outer loop closest to the river. Our request at the gate was, "a campsite big enough for a 35 foot fifth wheel. My husband loves to fish so as close to the river as possible". And that's exactly what they gave us. Perfect! Wheezy old flush toilets in the restrooms and a sink. Dump on the way out. Get up early -- 300 plus campers and one dump station. Don't care! The setting and the river make up for it. We "bathed" in the river each night. Hiked each day. VIsited Jackson a couple of times to poke around and have a meal. We camped at Gros Ventre Campground (Concessionaire Operated) in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
132 C
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grandson rode his bike everywhere and attended a ranger talk. The river was up and rushing in early July. By August, it should be down somewhat and very user-friendly.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Glacier View Campground, Big Pine, California

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This small campground is at the junction of 395 and 168. It is the closest campground with hookups to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest, which is why we chose it. It has shade and about a dozen spots with electric and water. No dump station. This is not a luxury location, but it turned out to be a nice spot. We had lots of room to walk the dogs. We unhooked and went across 395 to Baker Creek. Husband caught 8 rainbows, kept three for dinner. The camp host was friendly and knowledgeable about the area (which is how we found out Baker Creek had just been stocked). Since we had trout for dinner, we did not explore any food options in Big Pine. 14 miles north is Bishop, which looked like it had a lot of interesting restaurants and shops. There were a couple of residents at the campground in old, beat-up trailers, who looked like they lived there, and at least one pit bull among other dogs. But everyone behaved and there were no problems. We camped at Glacier View Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go fishing! Visit the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Beautiful winding road ascending to 11,000 feet. Spectacular views!

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Trailer Village (Concessionnaire Operated), Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

Clean, well-run, well-maintained park. Spaces not on top of each other. Scattered shade. We used full hook-ups. Wifi was not operational. Managed to get local news. No AT&T coverage. Employer reports that the only cell phone towers in the area are Verizon. We stayed in site 61, which had an area close by for dogs to walk. Shuttle will pick you up at the entrance to Trailer Village and take you wherever you like along the rim for free. Market PLaza (grocery, beer, ice, knick knacks) is within walking distance. My favorite campground so far of our five week trip. We camped at Trailer Village (Concessionnaire Operated) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
61
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We always eat at El Tovar. Somewhat pricey but it's nice to have a sit down meal with a white tablecloth from time to time when camping. The kennels at the Grand Canyon are clean, well-run, reliable. Our dogs survived one night with no problem. The people -- Maswick Lodge, Security, and Kennel Attendant we are all easy to work with.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Furnace Creek (NPS Campground), Death Valley National Park, California

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

There are 2 campgrounds at Furnace Creek. One for the NPS and another run privately rightly called Fiddlers something. Internet reviews are mixed up between these two. This review is for the NPS campground. We stayed here at the end of June. Many things are closed in the summer, which is their low season. We pulled in about 3 pm. One other camper. No ranger, never saw one. Paid with a credit card at the kiosk. $25 senior price for hookup. Helped ourselves to the host site in the shade. It was very hot. The cold water was 105 degrees and never got cold. We both took warm showers in our fifth wheel using just "cold" water. Yes, there are electric/water hookups. 18 of them in the full sun. The other 114 have NO hookups. We used campsite #7, which was available since it was the low season. We camped at Furnace Creek (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Went to The Inn for dinner. Expensive but decent food and drink and service.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point, Tennessee

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed in Site 54. 53 -- 60 are in the area where it is possible to scramble down to the lake. The other sites are over bluffs and not possible to access the water. 54 was long enough to accomodate our 30 foot fifth wheel. Disconnect and park vehicle on the side of the road. Just enough room. Water and electric worked great. We like this park very much. Love the way the sites are built out on platforms. Never seen another park like this one. We camped at Edgar Evins State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We rented a bass boat one morning, only $25.00 an hour, which I thought was a deal. Walked the one mile, hilly trail to the Marina to have dinner on Sunday night. Average marina food, the convenience was nice.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Toad Suck Campground COE, Conway, Arkansas

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful spacious park about 8 miles from Route 40 near Conway, AK. Cross over the bridge, turn right into the One Stop and shimmy over to the park entrance. Signage is poor but you can figure it out. Shady, spacious, pretty much level (minimal sloping on the sites). Water and electric worked great. Nice picnic shelters, fishing off the bank, well kept playground. We stayed in A loop, which seemed to have the most shade (site A05). Took our chairs over to the bank under the shade trees and watched the water flow by. We camped at Toad Suck Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A05
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There is a Wal-Mart between Conway and Toad Suck if you need to grab a few things.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Point Campground, Buxton, North Carolina

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is a national park campground. You know what that means -- no electric, no sewer, no water connection. There is potable water widely available but the end of the spigots have been sawn off, meaning you cannot attach a hose to them. We went to the hardware store and bought supplies to rig up a system because we ran out of fresh water on day 3. Dump station on Light house road. About 100+ campsites. Fewer than a dozen campers the four nights we were here. There aren't any wonderful views in the campground, so it really doesn't matter which site you choose. We parked next to one of the toilet houses for convenience sake. Loop K backs up against some low scrubby shrubs. Everything else is wide open. Plenty of space between campsites - 25+ feet - but no screening. It rained hard one day, creating pools of standing water that took hours to dissipate. Try to pick a "high" spot. Warning: do not get off into the grass. It is soggy and you'll be spinning wheels. I would not want to stay here in July or August, with the sun beating down, no shade, and no hookups for fans or AC. We camped at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Point Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop I
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The campground perimeter loop is almost half a mile. Bring your bikes or running shoes. You can buy a pass to drive out on the beach. It's $50 and is good for 10 days. Buy it the first day!

Plenty of good places to eat in Buxton. Use Yelp and just pick one. We tried three different places and were happy with all three - Orange Blossom Cafe, Buxton Munch Co, and Diamond Shoals.

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