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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Smith Mountain Campground, Penhook, Virginia

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Great potential, nicely laid out. But that being said, the owners have not camped. There is no laundry at this VERY RURAL place. It is quiet all week except on Saturday night there was a D.J. playing inappropriate family songs for three hours. The owners were not around. They were not around on Sunday. This has potential but needs a presence with people familiar with camping and RV resorts. We camped at Smith Mountain Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Salthouse Branch (COE), Henry, Virginia

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

VERY, VERY ISOLATED. Long, winding road to get here. The camp store was only opened on weekends. Poor TV. No At&T service. Had to travel two miles to reach a point for service. No satellite service. We were in the big rig loop and had no shade with very few neighbors. The dump station was doable, but not user friendly. The lake swimming was fine. It certainly was quiet. Would not return. Cut our four nights down to two. We camped at Salthouse Branch (COE) in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Falling Waters Campsite, Falling Waters, West Virginia

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Resort rates, no facilities. However, to its credit it is safe and good for one or two nights. We were escorted to our site, and then another assistant guided me into the back up site. It is a good base for Harper's Ferry National Park. Wal-Mart is about 6 miles away. This was a drive through. Would find a different place next time for the money. We camped at Falling Waters Campsite in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Western Village RV Park, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here for 7 nights and paid for 6 as part of a promo. What a nice park. The largest I have stayed in, but lots of maintained open spaces. Sites a bit close, but since you most likely are facing woods or an open area, it feels open. Friendly owners who are visible, and a friendly crew of workers. Family friendly and strict about 5 mph in the park. Dog friendly! Good store with ice cream and other supplies. We were here during the heat wave and bike rally. The place was packed but it was still quiet. The campground had a pot luck tailgating pre-season hot dog cookout on Saturday night, so we met other regulars. I would stay here in a heartbeat! We camped at Western Village RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Waynesboro North 340 Campground, Waynesboro, Virginia

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Great place! Nice sites, excellent bathrooms and showers. Friendly people. Good location to use as a base for visiting local sites. Given a "9" only because the sites needed a small amount of updating. Lots of open spaces to walk our dog. Stayed four nights and would return. We camped at Waynesboro North 340 Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Mayberry Campground, Mount Airy, North Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here having read previous reviews. This is a wide open large RV park with no shade, but terraced loops. Yes, you can hear the traffic from the interstate, but from most sites it is not visible so you just see the distant hills. There are no picnic tables except in a few scattered pavilions. The only shade is from your awning. There are two small playgrounds. Cable is excellent. We had trouble twice with the internet needing resetting (or so we were told) and each time took 4 calls to the office to get it corrected. The advantage to this park is that it would be easy-in/easy-out for an overnight OR it would be a good base for the sites of Mt. Airy, Pilot Mountain, the numerous vineyards, and shopping. We used it as a base for a week and would return. We camped at Mayberry Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

River Creek Campground, Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $17.00
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This is a delightful small campground on the Broad River. We had no trouble backing our 34 ft. fifth wheel into our site. The owners also are on site and manage the park. The bathrooms, while basic, are obviously well tended. Tent sites are directly on the river. The main draw here is the river which runs quickly when the dam is open which is usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For a $10 per person you can rent a large tube and get shuttled up river for a two hour ride back. Five of us did it while we stayed here and then twelve family members returned while we attended a reunion close by. This is not a "resort" type place but more of a retreat. Even though the river is the main draw, this is safe, quiet, and rural. We stayed for six days and would gladly return. We camped at River Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Valley Park RV Resort, Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We chose this campground based on the most recent review thinking corrections had been made with new management. When we called we were told that they took Passport America. Got here and was given site #5 which is five sites from a busy highway. Told on the phone we would have site #26 (which was a big back in site away from the noise that stayed empty during our visit). The site was the most difficult in five years of RVing and I had to jack knife to get in. The "stream" in the back of the sites are a trickle of water so "waterfront sites" is a misnomer. The bathrooms in the office are outdated and has mold issues. There is no clear on site manager or person with legitimate power to make decisions. When we asked for a receipt, there was a discount but the office person said they do not take Passport America and we were charged for "free Wi-Fi." The Passport America logo is up on their door. Sounds like bait and switch. There are 13 sites with permanent residents which lend a different atmosphere than the "resort" they claim to be. Some of the permanent RVs looked old and deserted but were being occupied. The game room and new laundry are in utility sheds up a hill. The game room shed has some video games and that is it. I would not return which is unfortunate because the grounds are well kept and with reconfiguration of sites and on-site management this could be a "resort." But not under the current circumstances. We camped at Valley Park RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Silver Springs State Park (formerly Silver River State Park), Ocala, Florida

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $11.00
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This was our first visit to this park. The sites are large, private and beautiful. Just about all sites have at least partial shade. There are some pull throughs. The volunteer host couples did a good job with keeping the facilities neat and clean. They also did some landscaping to tidy up the sites. While the park has a Cracker Village and Museum, it is not open to the public during the week as it is used by school children. This would have been a nice way to spend one of the 97 degree afternoons. The Silver River itself cannot be used for swimming. You could canoe it, but you had to carry paddles and life jackets a good distance through soft sand. The park is close to stores in Ocala. The fee reflects the Florida senior discount. We camped at Silver Springs State Park (formerly Silver River State Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunnellon, Florida

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

This was a revisit from four years ago. Since that time, the park has been redone to include sewage in two of the three loops. I was hesitant after reading some of the reviews on this board as to the lack of shade. Yes, there is new greenery planted, but there is partial shade at some sites. At our site, #42, we had afternoon shade. (The post at each site with the number is very short. My husband didn't see it and scraped the truck while he was backing in.) Each site has a clothes line to hang out your towels. You can swim in the springs which is refreshing at 72 degrees. There are different concessionaires, not in the park, for rentals of tubes, canoes, kayaks. There is a park store with basic supplies and souvenirs. The 1/4 mile walk to the water from the campground is through a paved, shaded canopy of trees. A nice walk we did several times each day. The park is near the town of Dunnellon where there is shopping and fast food restaurants and a few cafes. Also, there are thrift shops, antique shops, and good Wi-Fi at the library. The fee represents the FL senior discount. Would definitely return again. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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