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New to camping. It's my husband's current passion and I'm doing my best to get excited about it.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Lake Fairfax Park, Reston, Virginia

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

I should have known this park had issues when I called to add a day on to our existing reservation only to find out they didn't have our existing reservation. I ended up getting a spot that was not what I originally asked for, but given some of the other spots, it was good. When I went to check in at the office, I noticed that their reservation system is done all in a book. There were many lines scratched through names, eraser marks, and really poorly written entries. This is a Fairfax County Park. Fairfax County is a very wealthy county with high property taxes not to mention home to many tech companies. Why don't they use a database? At a minimum, an Excel spreadsheet. In today's world, there is no excuse for this. Getting to the campground from the office is a challenge if you are arriving on a weekend. The park is EXTREMELY crowded on weekends with corporate picnics, group picnics, family reunions, etc. Parking is tight for those people so they often park where they shouldn't and walk all willy-nilly in the road when they shouldn't. In addition, the signage getting into the campground is extremely poor if you're arriving the first time and are pulling a huge trailer behind you. Our site (A17), in the Family Campground), was level. Many of the sites on the inner portion of a loop, are not level. Some extremely not level...i.e. on a serious hill. The CG co-mingles tent campers with rig campers. Oy.. The grass appeared to have not been mowed for about 3 weeks. Heavily weeded and lots of crawly things. There were also bees all over our site. We had no food or drink outside, so their origin is a mystery. In speaking w/camp host and two other campers that had been there before, they all stated that maintenance had seriously declined. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Location is good. 3 Miles to Wiehle Metro stop for access to D.C. Lots of restaurants nearby to go eat. Very near is Reston Plaza on Lake Anne is an older development with an interesting history, a couple of restaurants w/outdoor space on Lake. Good coffee shop. Also near, Reston Town Center is the behemoth community of restaurants, shops and many high rise office bldgs. Tons of restaurants, bars, shops.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Yarberry Campground, Lenoir City, Tennessee

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here five nights and enjoyed it very much. However, I have to say that the quality of enjoyment was largely due to the fact we had a really good site. (In my opinion a good campground is one in which you've got sufficient space that gives you some privacy.) There are about 6-8 sites I would highly recommend. If you can get site, 65 thru 71 you'll be very happy. Sites 73 and 75 partially share a driveway. Would be good for buddies. Sites 81 thru 89 are also good. I would probably not camp there if the only spots open were 1 thru 66 (excluding 65, which is a great spot.) Those are too crowded and are occupied by a large number of long term campers. Our spot 71 gave us great views of the lake. The site was all gravel with a picnic table and fire ring. It was quite long and we had no trouble fitting our 37' TT and tow vehicle, along with another car in the driveway. The front desk people are very kind as are the camp host workers that we encountered. They're very quick to clean up a site/get it ready when someone leaves. Oddly however, one of the camp hosts that was right near us were not very friendly at all. Tried to make conversation a couple of times and got no response of note from them. We camped at Yarberry Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

In Lenoir City, there's a very good coffee shop called the Ugly Mug on E. Broadway St. Closest groceries were found at Ingles, a very large grocery store on the main road into Ingles (on the way to I-75). Every fast food restaurant you can think of is on that main road. Right near the hospital there is an Audrey's that's pretty good. We sat outside because we had our dog and they were quick to bring a large bowl of water for our dog.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Sunshine Holiday Daytona, Ormond Beach, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $114.00
Overall Rating:

I've read many of the other reviews on this park. This park is not enjoyable. The whole park is crowded and RV's are crammed into narrow spots. The roads between the circles are quite narrow. The reception upon arrival was luke warm. There is no trash pick up, which isn't a big deal, but when I never found a convenient trashcan to dump our garbage. Ended up going into the pool are to use their trashcan. The park is loaded with full timers. I'm sure there are many who love this type of park, but I am not one of them. Never again and would definitely not recommend it. We camped at Sunshine Holiday Daytona in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

OBX Campground, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

DH, dog and I spent 4 days here towards the end of October. We had been scheduled to arrive about 10 days prior, but due to the hurricane, we rescheduled. (The office had given us a call and told us we would need to reschedule. We appreciated the proactive initiative they took by reaching out to us.) We had a back-in spot and really liked it. As previously stated by others, the spaces are quite large. Each spot has a picnic table and something that I'd never seen before, the hook-up sites had the space # on it and were lit which was great for adding a bit of light to the otherwise dark campground. We were there from a Monday - Friday and the park wasn't full - which we enjoyed. The showers/bathrooms were fairly well maintained. The shower space was pretty typical in that you had the shower with a chair just outside of it, but within a curtained off space so you could dress in private. Of note, however, the water pressure wasn't great. Use a modest amount of shampoo or you won't get it all rinsed out. Upon arrival, the guy that maintains the lawn was mowing all over the place, including part of our space. While happy to have the lawn mowed, it did wake up a bunch of gnats that came our way. The following day, we sat outside to read and enjoy the weather and he was back again mowing. We couldn't detect any grass of length that required it, but I guess he thought it did. The noise wasn't great and it lasted about an hour it seemed like, but we survived. All in all we were quite pleased with the campground and in fact have reserved for next May. If you've got kids or require lots of activities within the park, then this probably isn't the place for you. It doesn't have a lot of amenities. We camped at OBX Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Colington Pizza is nearby and has good food. I believe they also deliver to the campground though they seem busy so there might be a wait for delivery. And Common Grounds coffee, just past Colington Pizza is great for your morning coffee. Nice view from the deck outside.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Whispering River Resort (formerly Misty River Cabins & RV Resort), Walland, Tennessee

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

We were there for a long weekend in July 2018. The park seems clean and well-maintained. The spaces vary in size (width) so choose wisely (if you can.) We were in a narrow space - E9. When the trailer next to us pulled their slides out, there was roughly, 8-10 feet between us. Behind us was an open field with the river behind us. That was nice. The field had been recently mowed so walking through it was fine. The bathrooms were self-enclosed with a toilet, sink, shower and chair in each room. There were probably 11 rooms. That was nice to be afforded privacy. They say they were cleaned each day and for sure the garbage was emptied, toilet paper refilled, etc. The floor of the shower I was in wasn't particularly clean though it wasn't heinous either. I still used it. They also had washers and dryers. Their office didn't have for sale any essentials (toilet paper, toilet deodorizer things, etc., which I think is a real loss of potential income.) My complaint about the park doesn't really lie with the park itself (other than the tight spaces...at least our space.) My complaint lies with the clientele that flock to this park and that would be Harley-Davidson riders. My husband is a motorcycle rider (though not a Harley), so I certainly have nothing aginst motorcycles. I do however have something against VERY loud motorcycles at 6 am running idle for 10 minutes and then again at midnight upon their return from wherever they were. As if it weren't bad enough that their motorcycles were horrendously loud, one of them had their radio playing loudly. There was zero consideration to the other campers' sleep habits. And it just wasn't one site with motorcycles. There were easily a dozen or so sites and they didn't appear to all be together. The campground does boast as being the closest to the Dragon's Trail/Deal's Gap which is a fun road for motorcycle riders. We camped at Whispering River Resort (formerly Misty River Cabins & RV Resort) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E-9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Castaways RV Resort & Campground , Berlin, Maryland

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

This was my first camping experience and it was pretty good. We were there in April and the park was fairly empty, which was a plus for us. We stayed in the Club Castaways section and the sites were fairly large. The bathroom, with key card access only, was clean and they had a TV in there. Also, had blow dryers. The front desk staff was underwhelming in their greeting, but they did get us checked in fairly quickly. A smile would be nice. The woman working the little store was lovely and very helpful when we needed an additional hose. (The water pedestal was in the back of the rig.) The Tiki Hut wasn't open and neither was the pool. Both of these things were fine by us because we prefer quiet to loud people. I suspect if I had been at this park during the summer months, I would have been less impressed by it. We camped at Castaways RV Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B6
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

New River Junction, Blacksburg, Virginia

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

We stayed at this campground to attend my niece's graduation from VaTech. While we only wanted two nights, the campground had a three night minimum for special events such as graduation. Pro's: It's a pretty campground on a lovely river. Makes for a nice photo back drop. I didn't specifically engage the employees, but my DH did and said they were kind and helpful. We had family visit us on the site for a cookout and there was plenty of space for their vehicles to park right across from our site. Con's: The train. I'd read reviews where some people said that got used to the train. I did not, despite sleeping with a white noise machine on the loudest setting. I had to take some heavy duty meds in order to get sleep. It's not the rumbling of the trains that is bothersome, it's the horns. There is a crossing X where the train crosses the road in front of the campground and therefore the horn is tooted loudly and at long intervals. I don't know exactly when the train stopped at night, but I believe it was around 3:00 am. I read a review somewhere that described the campground as a field with hookups and that is accurate. Our space was on grass and there was no concrete or gravel on the site (gravel to get to the site) and in fact, determining the separation of sites wasn't easy. All the hookups were in the back and we had to borrow an extension cable to get the electricity as our 25 footer was insufficient. The office had them available for us to rent. There was a picnic table on the spot and a fire pit, though oddly enough, they had placed the table overtop of the fire pit. We wouldn't have used it anyway in that we have our own. Though I believe they said the grass had been cut the day before, it was still too long. And the bugs...despite their claim in their FAQ that they don't have mosquitoes, they certainly have biting gnats/no see ums. I wouldn't stay there again due to the train and bugs. We camped at New River Junction in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The Farmhouse in Christiansburg is worth the drive. Good food and a nice bar/patio area.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Milton KOA, Milton, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

This is a large park and well maintained. We had a pull thru site and it had a picnic table though it was on a slight incline, so it wasn't terribly useful. We were only there for one night so it wasn't an issue with us. The sites are plenty long, but slightly narrow. The office/store people are friendly. If you're into candy, the store seemed to have an enormous variety of candies. The showers were large and clean. We actually stayed here on our way back from Northern Wisconsin too, but only for another single night. I'd stay there again. We camped at Milton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Asheville's Bear Creek RV Park & Campground, Asheville, North Carolina

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This place is horrible. Sites are obscenely close to one another. Pad was concrete but crumbling. You look behind us (back-in site) and there's a huge hill/drop off. The road within the park is very narrow, full of pot holes and twisty and hilly. People arriving in a large 5th wheel across from us were forced to knock on our door and wake us up at 10pm (they were arriving late) to ask us to move our truck so they could maneuver into their space. Bathrooms were old and cramped. Ridiculous. Never again... We camped at Asheville's Bear Creek RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Seven Points Campground COE, Hermitage, Tennessee

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This is an Army Corp of Engineer's campground and they do things right! Whenever we travel, our first choice for campgrounds is a COE. This is a lovely park on a lake and the sites are all large, shaded and woodsy. You feel like you're really a part of nature here. We weren't technically on water front, but our site was right across from the beach area so we had a beautiful view of the lake. It was September and we were there for four nights during the week so the campground wasn't full of families/children. Our site was level and felt very private. There is considerable space between the campsites. Our space had plenty of room for our trailer, the tow vehicle and two more cars. The sites have a stand up grill and a large concrete picnic table. We had family over for lunch and used the table. Downside was the concrete seats were rough on our legs so we had to cover them with beach towels. No biggie. The bathrooms were a disappointment. The one closest to me that I used was in a concrete room with two stalls. There were lots of bugs/spiders in it. There was another bathroom, but I never went into it. It may have had a shower...I just don't know. I would highly recommend this campground and would most definitely stay here again. There's a lot to this park that we didn't partake in but I imagine that families with kids would have a blast here. We camped at Seven Points Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The town of Mt. Juliett is the closest place to shop and its about a 15 minute drive but it has every big box store, groceries, movie theater's and restaurants you could possibly want.

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