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Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

Crossville / I-40 KOA , Crossville, Tennessee

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed at this park for one night while in transit on I-40. For a "KOA Journey" park it was quite nice. Concrete paved pads and with grass between sites. We had a pull-through that was very easy to negotiate. The park even featured BBQ for sale in the evening as well as breakfasts. It's located a couple of miles off I-40 so there was no road noise we could hear. We camped at Crossville / I-40 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

South Kouchibouguac Campground (Parks Canada), Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

As others have said, the sites are huge. Some are totally tree-covered, others are pretty much in the open. Each site has photos on the Parks Canada website so you can choose one that suits your needs. We were able to get DirecTV with our rooftop dish. It should be noted that the per night cost of the site doesn't include admission to the park. Because we are planning to go other parks we bought annual passes rather than paying the daily admission. We camped at South Kouchibouguac Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
249
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

One of the best adventures at Kouchibouguac is the canoe excursion to see the grey seals. It operates a couple of times a week using a 33-foot, 18 person canoe, alternating excursions are in English and French. We were the oldest participants and we had no problem keeping up with the other paddlers.

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

Camping Transit, Levis, Quebec

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This a convenient park for exploring old Quebec. It is in a rural setting only a few km off the highway. The roads are thin gravel and the sites are grass. The front part of the park is for seasonal rentals; the back portion, nearer the highway, is for short-term use. Highway noise is significant, but our coach is well insulated and it wasn't a problem with the windows closed. 50A service is $5 extra. WiFi is extra. Most sites are quite wide, which is the good news. But the management often uses them as "buddy sites" with two RVs being crammed into a single space. Furthermore, although some sites are designed for "dual use" most are not. As a result, when we pulled into our site, the "buddy" from the next door site was using both the 30A connection on our pedestal, he was also using our sewer connection!! The park was totally full because it was a holiday weekend and the owner asked "could we take turns with the sewer connection?" I was willing to go along with this for one evening because I was promised that the neighbor would be leaving the next day. When he didn't leave as expected, we simply announced that we were using the sewer hookup that we had paid for. IMHO this was a very unprofessional way to handle things. When we return to Quebec I'll consider other places to stay. We camped at Camping Transit in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
207
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The park offers a free shuttle to the Levi ferry to Quebec. You need to sign up for it the night before you wish to go.

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

Maplewood Acres RV Park, Bainsville, Ontario

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This is an absolutely delightful family-oriented park. It has some of the best playground facilities we've ever encountered at an RV park. Tonight there was a "hay wagon" ride for the little ones. There's a large pool that looked sparkling clean. The sites are heavily treed, but we were still able to get a DirecTV signal. Our Verizon and Project Fi phone had strong signals that varied between LTE and H+. Our site had 50A service which is still not all that common in Canadian parks. The owners are very pleasant and hospitable. We were only here for one night, but it's the sort of place one wouldn't mind staying longer. We camped at Maplewood Acres RV Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
33
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

1000 Islands / Association Island KOA , Henderson Harbor, New York

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

I can't understand why this park isn't rated "10" by everyone. The setting is totally unique--the park occupies an entire small island in Lake Ontario. There's a short causeway that connects the island to the mainland. Virtually all the sites have at least some view of the lake; many of them are lakefront. The lakefront sites are "double-sided" so motorhomes can pull in "head first". We're only here for one night on this visit, but we've already reserved a lake-front site for Labor Day weekend. Yes, the premium sites are fairly expensive, but it's hard to imagine how one could have a better view. As they say in real estate--location, location, location! We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
L29
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

Elk Neck State Park, North East, Maryland

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very pleasant sate park which is currently "digging out" from a tornado which struck in early June. Day use areas are currently closed but the campgrounds are open. The sites are fairly large and provide a reasonable degree of privacy. The website has detailed photos which make it reasonably easy to find a site suitable for your RV. Most sites are back-in, the pull-throughs don't look large enough for a big RV. The park is ~11 miles off the interstate and the last 3-4 miles of MD 272 are a bit hilly and windy but we didn't have any problem in our 40' MH. The park roads in the camping loop are narrow but can be navigated pretty easily. Verizon service is weak but we were able to stream video most of the time. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There's a Walmart just off the interstate ~11 miles away.

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Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

Ramblin' Pines Campground, Woodbine, Maryland

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

We've stayed here a number of times when we visit our son. This time we were here over the busy Father's Day weekend and the park was virtually full. However, the crowds were mostly families with children and there was no rowdiness or late noise. It's basically a well-run park, but there are a few things that could be improved IMO. Water pressure was rather low while the park was full, and even after the crowds left it still barely registered 40 psi on our gauge. We like the FR row because we can get satellite TV but the all the utility hookups are way at the back of the site necessitating extension for both our water hose and sewer line. Furthermore the sewer connection is slightly above-ground making the sewer basically an uphill "climb" which doesn't work all that well. Yes, it's expensive but "location, location, location!" We'll be back on our way south in the fall. We camped at Ramblin' Pines Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
RF8
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Although the park is in a rural setting there is a lot of shopping and numerous restaurants in Frederick MD just ~20 minutes down the interstate.

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

Jones Station RV Park, Mebane, North Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

A very clean, pleasant park that we stay at each time we visit our son. The pull-through sites are long and the spacing between sites is fairly large for commercial parks. Quite a few of the sites appear to be rented on a seasonal or long-term basis and all are equipped with electric meters. Some sites have heavy tree cover and satellite reception would be difficult. The pull-through sites in the front have a bit of a back-to-front downward slope which will test your leveling system. Roads and sites are gravel. Even though the park is just a couple of miles from I-40, the setting is very rural and you'd never guess you are that close. We camped at Jones Station RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Walmart, restaurants and a Pilot fuel station are ~3 miles away at I-40.

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

Sweetwater / I-75 / Exit 62 KOA, Sweetwater, Tennessee

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

This is a rural park set with large shade trees. Roads are asphalt and some sites are paved, others are gravel. The terrain is hilly and the sites aren't particularly level. We had the best site in the park (#45) and it had an attractive wood deck with a table of chairs and a glider. However, all the sites are very close together and there is no privacy at all. All sites int he park are pull-throughs. Most sites were occupied with what appear to be seasonal and/or permanent rentals. I would guess that there are very few open for overnight stays. The last 1/3 mile road to the park is rather narrow but it isn't a problem as long as traffic isn't coming towards you. The staff in the office and the guide who led us to our site were both very pleasant. We camped at Sweetwater / I-75 / Exit 62 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

Benchmark RV Park, Meridian, Mississippi

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

As others have said this is a no-frills park but it's a great place to stay if you're traveling I-59. Contrary to what was posted in a previous review, they DO take credit cards; maybe not if you're using Passport America which we weren't. The roads are gravel, the sites are paved and ours was long enough for us to park on without unhooking our toad. Most, if not all, sites are pull-throughs. Trees on some sites will make satellite use difficult, but we had no problem streaming video on AT&T. We camped at Benchmark RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13A
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

Cajun Palms RV Resort, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We only stayed here for 2 nights during the week and it was barely 20% full. It was quite pleasant but I would expect it would be crowded and noisy if most sites were full. The park has many amenities that would appeal to families. It was clean and met our needs and we felt that the price was fair. On the downside, check-in was rather disorganized. We weren't even given a map of the park or any information about the facilities. Fortunately, we were there only to eat at local restaurants; for us the park was just a place to park the motorhome. We camped at Cajun Palms RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
45
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Enjoy the local area. Great restaurants abound. Try the crawfish omelette a T-Coons in Lafayette.

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

Oasis RV Resort, Amarillo, Texas

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

We had stayed in this park on the way north at the beginning of our vacation and was convenient for us to stay there again on the way back south. I can't add much to what I had previously written about Oasis, but all I can say is that I wish all RV parks were this nice and this well run. We'll definitely return. We camped at Oasis RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
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
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

San Angelo KOA, San Angelo, Texas

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

We stayed one night at this park and it was excellent for that purpose. Our premium site was at the back of the park and it was a pleasant spot facing a the side fence and looking out into a green space. Much of the rest of the park, however, appeared to be a jumble of small sites, most of which were pure gravel with no tables, landscaping, etc. Most of these looked as if they were occupied by seasonal and/or long term occupants. We had to drive by lots of these sites as we were lead back to ours. Check-in was very efficient; we were handed a package of information without the desk person feeling obligated to explain all of it to us. I'm not sure why this park thinks it rates a KOA "Holiday" designation, rather than being classed as a KOA Journey park. An important tip about getting to the park if you are following the park's driving instructions which tell arriving customers to use Loop 306 to get to Knickerbocker Rd. Unfortunately, on the north side of San Angelo, the highway signs don't identify the road as Loop 306--the only signage calls it US 64. The Loop 306 designation shows up along the way but not when you're on US87 headed south. We camped at San Angelo KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

WaKeeney KOA, WaKeeney, Kansas

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

This is a "one night stopover" park. Almost the entire park is pull-throughs and access to sites is easy--once you are inside the park. The park is entered off the I-80 access road which is extremely rutted. I realize this isn't the park's fault, but it ought to work with local authorities to make it passable. The park itself has an extremely narrow entrance driveway with no place for RV's to park while registering. As a result, if more than one customer shows up at the same time, everyone other than the first one in line has to sit in their vehicles out on the road. That didn't matter all that much, I guess, because there was only one person behind the registration counter and only one person to escort customers to their sites. ~15 minutes to register despite having a prepaid registration = ridiculous IMHO. We camped at WaKeeney KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle

Campground Details

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

There's a Conoco truck stop at the same I-70 exit as the RV park; very convenient.

Review Count: 199
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 57

Sioux Falls KOA, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

This park is part of the KOA Journey classification which is meant to describe parks to stay at on your way to somewhere. That's about right for this park; you wouldn't want to stay here any longer than necessary. It's an acceptable place to stay for a day or two, but that's all. The park is situated so close to the interstate to the noise level is high enough to make sitting outside unpleasant. With the windows closed, the noise was less noticeable but was still there. The park itself has gravel/dirt roads and sites. Calling them gravel rather than dirt would be stretching the truth. The park has a very narrow entrance driveway and very limited parking for registration. It was so crowded when we arrived that it was impossible to get our MH off of the road and into the driveway. Furthermore, there was only one workcamper acting as an escort to take you to your site and only one harassed worker behind the registration counter. I realize that the season is winding down rapidly this far north, but there should have been more staff. Yet another example of why this park is overpriced for what you get. We camped at Sioux Falls KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E13
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 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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