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Full-time RV'er traveling with dog and blog since mid-2014. Have a 25-foot motorhome with no toad.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Wind Point Park, Lone Oak, Texas

Date of Stay: February, 2019 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Really nice park (around 180 acres) right on the lake. Staff extraordinarily friendly and helpful. All sites are full hook-up. 24 back-in lakefront sites are in a gorgeous location for $41/night. Those are mostly sunny. I stayed on an interior site (B section). Those are well shaded and mostly pull-through. Site pads are a mix of gravel, dirt, and some asphalt. Most are pretty level. Saw plenty of large motor homes and fifth wheels. (Reduced rates available for weekly/monthly stays.) For non-RV'ers there are some beautiful tent sites along the lakeside. The park also offers camping shelters with electricity (and water outside), as well as eight full-service cabins. There are also two areas for long-term RV site leases (one is still under construction). Did not walk through those but from a distance they looked nice. B section also had a number of sites that looked to have long-term renters in them, but things were clean and well kept. We camped at Wind Point Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B12
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots of pretty areas to walk the dog, ride the bike, enjoy watching the deer (or ride in a golf cart which can be rented from the office). Swim beach, boat ramps, fishing pier, and small playground for the kiddies. They sell propane on site and have laundry machines in one of the bathhouse buildings. Small store in office offers basics, and Greenville is not too far away (with a Walmart).

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Lake Livingston State Park, Livingston, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed in Yaupon Loop. Price reflects no TX state pass so $21 plus $5/night admit fee. Yaupon recently renovated (like Red Oak and Piney Shores before) so site pads are concrete and road is in good shape. All three of these loops are full hookup and can accommodate larger rigs. I found it odd, though, that the picnic table/fire ring areas are not upgraded at all--they are in the dirt (or mud, if weather is wet). Hopefully they have plans to at least put gravel under them at some point. FYI, future renovations planned for Pin Oak and Hercules Club Loops, both of which are E/W only (and cheaper). In the meantime, though, those roads and site pads are old asphalt, broken and pitted in spots, with some abrupt drop-offs in the road-side and site shoulder areas. Many of those sites could be quite challenging for larger rigs to access. Texas recently went to all site-specific reservations, which may complicate picking a good site, sight unseen, especially in those two E/W loops... bigger rigs beware! Verizon signal good. Over-the-air TV limited, but could usually pick up a couple of channels. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Yaupon Loop
Site Surface
Concrete
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Really cool 1 mile boardwalk nature walk. The weather has been terribly wet lately, so most other trails were plagued by mucky puddles. Imagine when it is drier, though, they are nice, too. Plenty of nice walking along the shore line near the day-use areas. In season there are boat rentals and a swimming pool (also lake swimming). Two or three boat ramps. Nice fishing dock. Playground. Lots of ranger-led activities. Overall, a terrific state park.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Acadiana Park Campground, Lafayette, Louisiana

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Small city campground that offers very good value compared to other Louisiana camping options. Great shade and nice natural setting with stream running adjacent to campground. Careful of lower sites near stream, though, if weather is really rainy as flooding can occur. Really nice network of trails (some on raised boardwalk), two small playgrounds, and a very nice nature center. Campground road and sites are paved but most sites are pretty small and many require leveling. Could be a real challenge to bring in a big rig, especially if park is crowded and site choices are limited. As other reviewers mention, bring electrical and water hose extensions in case you get a site with oddly placed utilities. Verizon signal good; over-the-air TV reception very good. We camped at Acadiana Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

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

Super convenient to I-10. Being a city park, there is plenty of shopping nearby. The neighborhood that you pass through to get to the park is nice.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

McLeod Park, Kiln, Mississippi

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Raised rating since last review of this park in Feb.2017. The more I travel, the more I appreciate a park so convenient to the interstate (I-10), that has full hookups, is reasonably priced, and is actually quite pretty (located on the Jourdan River). Since my last visit, they have added a whole new section (Sites R7-R31)--all back-ins, but large enough to accommodate pretty large rigs and right on the water. The only drawback to the newer sites is shade trees are harder to come by than in the original sections of the park. Kind of odd, but there is still only one bathhouse for all the campsites. Verizon signal ok; over-the-air TV signal good. Laundry near office. We camped at McLeod Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
77
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Best playground I have run across in a campground (located in the day use area).

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

O'Leno State Park, High Springs, Florida

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

Magnolia loop: Shady, rustic, most sites fairly private. One-way loop road and sites are packed sand--not too awful, but drive carefully due to occasional potholes. Awesome system of trails, including easy one that loops from point of suspension bridge and back. Good Verizon signal and over-the-air TV reception. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Magnolia Loop
Site Surface
Sand
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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Blythe Island Regional Park Campground, Brunswick, Georgia

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

A real step up from the rustic state parks I am used to. Gorgeous park very convenient to I-95. All sites FHU with cable. Road gravel (in good condition). Sites sand with cement pads for table and fire ring. Good vegetation between most sites affords a measure of privacy. Many pull through sites, and most are very long. Back-in sites 1-12 have nice view of small lake out front. Monthly sites available, grouped together in center of campground. Laundry room and Propane sold near office. Verizon signal good. We camped at Blythe Island Regional Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Nice little swim beach on campground lake. Fishing pier, boat ramp (on South Brunswick River), and nice day use areas, including playground.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Santee State Park, Santee, South Carolina

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

Stayed in the Lakeshore Campground section which is older, non paved, and more reasonably priced than the Cypress View section. Road and sites were all sand, road very pitted in many spots, could be bad news during a rainy spell (in which case I would pay more to stay in the other section). Dump station oddly placed near back half of campground. Still, the campground is very convenient to I-95 for those passing through and the lake (Lake Marian) provides a beautiful setting. Most sites are fairly spacious, especially the handful of pull-through sites available, and most are well shaded. Verizon signal ok; over-the-air TV good. We camped at Santee State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Lakeshore 79
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Twin Lakes State Park, Green Bay, Virginia

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

Sweet little campground, off the beaten track, best suited for small-to-medium RVs. Be sure to bring leveling blocks. There are a few sites that can accommodate RVs up to 36 feet or so. Take care when booking your site that you book one you can fit into. Love the restrooms and shower house--showers are independent from the restrooms and very spacious. Dump station in rear of campground. Not much room for people waiting in line or room for anyone to get around those waiting in line, so plan ahead. Verizon signal good for data but phone calls were dropped. Picked up several OTA TV channels. Two sweet little lakes, one walking distance from campground (Lake Goodwin) and the other near the cabins and lodge (Lake Prince Edward). Lake Goodwin has a really nice swim beach. Boat launch areas available for each lake, but beware parking is limited and it is a steep grade to get to those areas. Several trails through the park and around each lake. Farmville is probably the closest town with shopping, including Walmart, but even so, it's a 15-20 mile trip. We camped at Twin Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Prince William Forest RV Campground, Dumfries, Virginia

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

This campground is best suited for smaller RVs (32 feet and under) and people looking for convenience to DC rather than an actual parklike setting (rated "good" based on that criteria). Most sites are cramped. There are a few longer, shadier sites F12-F18 (50amp full hookup, back-in) in last row but be sure to bring leveling blocks because those sites are low in the rear. Two more rows of full hookup pull-through sites (D & E rows) but it might be a challenge to fit anything longer than 30 feet. Rows B & C are 30 amp E/W. F1-F10 (nice shade) suitable only for tents, pop-ups, or camper vans. Propane for sale near office. Over the air TV signal good. Verizon signal good. Very nice laundry room near bathhouse. Nice little pool. Tiny playground. Small dog park is a nice touch. Camp hosts were very helpful and pleasant. Definitely will return when visiting the area. We camped at Prince William Forest RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B2
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Plenty of shopping nearby. Not far from public transportation. A good park to use as a home base for excursions into the DC metro area. Pricey, but then so is everything else in the area.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, Virginia

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

Sites range from primitive on up to full hook-up. My $35/ni price was for electric/30 amp. Potable water available at nice, large dump station across from office. Roads (asphalt) and grounds kept in good condition. Sites gravel and/or dirt, with some needing more effort to level in than others. Most sites have at least some shade and many are deeply shaded. Size of sites varies widely, but there are many that will accommodate large rigs, including lots of pull-through sites--not necessarily easy to find close to the DC metropolitan area. Two shower houses, both fairly clean, and both with laundry facilities. Verizon signal good. Over-the-air TV antenna should have brought in lots of channels this close to "civilization," but for some reason I had lots of interference and barely got a few channels. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
136
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Huge park that has a waterpark walking distance from campground, a nice playground next to the campground office, lots of area for bike riding, disc golf, and a couple of walking trails. One woodland trail is 17 miles long and goes through the Bull Run/Occoquan watershed. If possible, time your out-of-campground excursions far from morning and evening rush hours, since this park is surrounded by high-density D.C suburbs (Manassas and Centreville).

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station, Virginia

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Dry camping only with dump station near camp store and fresh water spigots at restrooms. Probably a great campground for tent camping but sites for RVs are very limited. The few that are level or long enough for an RV may or may not be available when you arrive, since you can't reserve specific sites ahead of time. Roads and sites are gravel/rock/dirt. Recent rains and poor drainage left some roads very pitted and with gullies running through them. Other than that, if you want to dry camp, have a small RV, and can grab an acceptable site (park literature says #'s C1,3,4,5,8 and B1,8,9 are good for up to 30' RVs) then this is really a beautiful place. Very heavily shaded. Near beautiful little lake. Nice walking trails. Lots of activities for kids in general park area (train, carousel, ice cream shop, putt-putt and disc golf). Verizon signal strong. Over-the-air TV antenna brought in plenty of channels. We camped at Burke Lake Park in a Motorhome.

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 motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tips for other Campers:

Price reflects charge for Sun-Thur. Couple dollars more on weekends/holidays.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Chestnut Ridge Park, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Hard to rate for RVs. Would be a 2 or 3 if you are large (Class A or towing a long trailer)--don't try it unless you are very comfortable driving on small roads. 1.5 mile narrow road to park with no shoulder is a nail biter even in a smaller RV. Sites in Loop E are all angled backwards with no place to turn around to orient your rig correctly to back into your site. Loop D has a few sites that are more big-rig friendly and easier to access. But Loop D has no shower house or flush toilets (there is an outhouse near loop D entrance). From perspective of smaller RVs who are looking for a reasonably priced campground (E/W $24/night if stay more than one night, otherwise $28) in gorgeous wooded setting and convenient to I-68, this is a beautiful park. Was able to get into site in E loop with 25 foot motorhome (which is where the one shower house is located) by using empty site across from me to turn around. It would have been a lot more challenging otherwise. Sites are well shaded. Over-the-air TV antenna picked up plenty of Pittsburg stations. Verizon signal no good, but office has public wifi that is decent. Hopefully they work on their campground roads soon. They were dirt and stone/rock and very bumpy, with deep pits and gullies from heavy rains. Also, be aware that the dump station is down past Camp Loop E - not on the way in or out for either of the RV loops, but closer to E. We camped at Chestnut Ridge Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E-66
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tips for other Campers:

Summer concerts on lawn behind office every Saturday night add to local flavor and character of the park.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Delaware State Park, Delaware, Ohio

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Love the layout of this campground--four loops, each with bathhouse (and laundry) in center (with fresh water spigot outside), and five spokes coming off the center for campsites, each ending in a loop so that it is easy to drive around (with fresh water spigot in center of each of those loops). The layout allows for most sites to be very spacious and many with decent privacy from neighbors. Camp loop roads and sites asphalt. Mostly level. Easy to navigate. Sites range from full sun to full shade and everything in between. Grounds are very well kept. Verizon on slow side. Picked up good over-the-air TV signal (got all the major networks). We camped at Delaware State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
No

Campground Details

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

Price reflects Sun/weeknight rate. Add $1 for weekend/holiday nights. There is a Walmart, as well as many other stores and restaurants, in Delaware, less than 10 miles south of the park. Columbus is just 20 miles south.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Parker Dam State Park, Weedville, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Definitely a campground where it is smart to check out the site you want before you commit. Camp loop roads and sites are asphalt, and most sites are fairly level, though some will require more effort. Size and spaciousness of sites varies quite a bit. Some are in full sun and some have good sun-shade mix. There are a handful of full hook-up sites; the rest are electric only. Grounds are very well kept. Verizon service extremely slow and over-the-air TV antenna only picked up PBS. We camped at Parker Dam State Park 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
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Very convenient to I-80. Pretty little lake. Swim beach easy drive or bike ride from campground. Nice trails, including to area devastated by 1985 tornado. Value not great, though, because of PA state park pricing system, where they charge you extra for: weekends/holidays, non-resident status, pets (pet loop is $2-3 more per night), having a 2nd car on site, plus the $6 transaction fee whether you reserve ahead of time or as a walk-in).

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

James River State Park, Gladstone, Virginia

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

Hidden jewel, not close to any major interstates. Road leading to park entrance is not very wide, so take care. Worth it once you get there, though. Just about the cleanest park I've ever stayed in. Red Oak campground for the RV's has spacious sites, some pull-throughs, and good shade. Nice laundry room in restroom building. Lots of trails and in-season activities, including boat and tube rentals down by the river (which is a short drive from the RV campground). Verizon signal on the weak side but do-able. Got a few local OTA TV stations. We camped at James River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Red Oak
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

Campground Details

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

If you are counting on renting kayaks or tubes at the park's riverfront livery, be sure to call ahead to check on river conditions. They are only permitted to rent and to assist in transporting people from take-off and landing points if the river flow is below a certain number of gallons/second.

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