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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

The RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Spent one night here on the way to Florida. Very accommodating to overnighters. Paved sites were level and all are pull-thru sites. Bath house was clean.

Certainly the best place around this part of Northern North Carolina. It had rained before we arrived and drainage was terrible. Lots of large deep shoe-covering puddles made it difficult to set up the site for the night.

The nearby town of Roanoke Rapids was nothing special. But there is a historic village about 5 miles away that is interesting.

Overall a good place to stop for the night. We camped at The RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Briarcliffe RV Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Ratings for this place are all over the place. And, I'd guess the difference is what you want and expect from an RV Park. If you want a mobile home style park full of RVs that live there or winter long-term there stacked on top of each other. One with aging roads, narrow short sites, bath facilities that look like they have 20 years of use and wear on them... then this is the park for you.

I guess the bathhouse was clean - but honestly, so worn down it looked unpleasant even if it was technically "clean." There are hundreds and hundreds of RVs here - they charge $60 a night. Maybe they could reinvest some of that money into the park facilities.

This park isn't a "1" but it isn't an "8" that's for sure. Give it a "6" and it's about right. We won't be back. We camped at Briarcliffe RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Cherry Hill Park (Washington DC), College Park, Maryland

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

The folks here have pretty much figured everything out. It's a busy busy park and well organized. The roads are paved and the sites gravel and level. It's a big park with lots of sections - and plenty of clean bathhouses. Big laundry facilities. Large pool. Even a nice store - stocked with both food items and RV parts and accessories. They have you covered.

Good cell coverage and dozens of WiFi access points - but somehow the Wifi seems to drop every 15 to 20 mins or so - and then come right back within a couple of mins. Why is it so many RV parks exhibit this behavior?? We're using a combination of Verizon Aircards and their Wifi.

The bus comes into the park and picks up folks and takes them to the Metro station. Or you can drive to the metro station 4 miles away. But be aware that parking at the metro station is a flat $5.50.

It is crowded, and two or three interstates run all around the outside boundaries of the park - so there's road noise all the time. But its not as much of a bother as you'd expect.

It's no "Anchor Down RV Park" (see Anchor Down in Dandridge, TN) but it's pretty good and very convenient. There is even a Starbucks, Home Depot, Shoppers Grocery Store and Best Buy within a mile or so of the park. Very handy.

We would, and no doubt will, stay here again. We camped at Cherry Hill Park (Washington DC) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Take the metro - go into town. See the sites and enjoy the city. Oh, and there is an Ikea Store very close by, too.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Charlottesville KOA, Charlottesville, Virginia

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

As with many KOAs this one is older, crowded and just OK. It's a fairly small RV park with gravel sites that are sortof level. The sites are close together and pretty small overall.

We generally avoid KOAs as they are generally subpar overall in our opinion. But this KOA was the closest to Charlottesville.

Even though it's "closest" it's still a good 6 miles south of town. It's on a small twisty road with dozens of off-camber turns - fun in a sports car, no fun in a motor home.

You'd think in a city the size of Charlottesville you'd at least have good cell service - but not here. "No Service" with ATT and only 1 to 2 bars with Verizon. And since the KOA's Wifi was so unreliable and no cell broadband it was pretty internet unfriendly.

The final mark against this place is the Men's Bath/Shower. There is only one - it had 3 toilet stalls and 3 shower stalls. That's it. So, in a park full of maybe 120 people you have a men's rooms without even any urinals to accommodate more than 3 men at a time. This resulted in long lines at the bathroom every day.

I've stayed in worse KOA's but cannot call this one a bright spot in the KOA system. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Besides the usual things to do - like visiting President's homes - the Downtown "Mall" is a couple of blocks of shops, bars and restaurants in a pedestrian mall without cars. It was cool, shady and lovely the night we visited.

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Chantilly Farm, Floyd, Virginia

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

It's hard to rate this one. It's 5 miles outside of Floyd, VA which is 20 miles off of the interstate in rural Southwest Virginia. Pretty much off the beaten path. The sites are gravel, have full-hookups and are level. Rolling green countryside all around. There are new bathhouses that are clean and serviceable but in a rustic unprofessional kind of way (painted chipboard walls etc.). There is plenty of WiFi access points but we found it very fluky and relied on Verizon aircards - there is NO AT&T service in the park. There are no staff members on duty. You arrive to a closed office with a handwritten note about where to park and a phone to call someone if you have a problem. It's not a bad RV Park, it's just not really a "park." It's a farm out in the country that has been partially developed into a reasonable place to park your RV with pull-thrus and full-hookups. It's not great - but it's not bad. I'm sure it's the best in this area. But then in this absolutely rural area there really aren't many RV campgrounds or need for one. We camped at Chantilly Farm in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The nearby town of Floyd is quaint and trying to be known for Bluegrass music. But when we visited most everything was closed Mon thru Wed except for a few places.

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Anchor Down RV Resort, Dandridge, Tennessee

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $63.00
Overall Rating:

This is an excellent RV Park - other RV Park owners need to visit Anchor Down and take lessons in how to design and run an RV Park.

Great sites - really excellent sites - many with stained and patterned concrete and stone wood burning FIREPLACES. all set up around a beautiful lake in Eastern Tennessee. If you're coming near Knoxville don't stay anywhere else and don't complain about the pricing ($69 a night PLUS taxes and fees that come to nearly $80 a night.)

I have two complaints - one: not enough washing machines in the laundry room and two: you are required to use pads under your jacks on their concrete pads. Hello, people come here in their million dollar coaches yet must crawl on their belly under the coach to place a pad under their auto leveling jack stands??? On concrete no less?

Still it's a great place. We camped at Anchor Down RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, Tennessee

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

First off, this is a very pretty State Park. But the campground is too cramped, crowded and smashed together. Maybe if you came here mid week you'd love it. But on a weekend? You and your neighbors will get to know each other far too well. The weekend we were there it was packed and unpleasant. This also made the bathrooms crowded and dirty.

We may be pickier than others that love this place - but it just a 6 on our scale of CG acceptability. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Covered Forested

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park, West Memphis, Arkansas

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

I don't understand all the good reviews of this place. It has one thing going for it - but only one. And that is that it's on the banks of the Mississippi River. Other than that its at best a 5-rated subpar campground. Their "concrete" sites doe have a few feet of concrete but the rest of the site and all the roads around the sites are dirt. There are a few trees. The bathhouses are built-up-on-stilts wooden structures with ugly bath/shower rooms. The sites are packed in close to each other. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The campground likes to tell folks that the road into the place has been improved - but that's only half true. The only improved part of the road is from their front gate to the CG office. The rest of the road leading into the CG is a crumbling, falling apart piece of road that may have been considered paved at one time.

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Shady Pines RV Park, Texarkana, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Nice little RV park. The outer ring of sites appeared to be monthly renters and the inner sites were all pull-throughs. Vice nice paved and level sites. Well manicured grass and enough separation.

Only two small unisex bathrooms and 4 separate Shower rooms. But were clean.

All in all a solid 7.5 to 8.0 on our personal grading scale. We camped at Shady Pines RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Speegleville Park COE , Waco, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

A Lake park with acceptable sites on a point out in the lake. Nothing special as far as we are concerned. A solid 6 on our scale.

Others may like the low cost or the proximity to the lake, but other than that it's just OK.

Bath Room (there was only one) was hot, old, and unpleasant. We camped at Speegleville Park COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Fredericksburg RV Park, Fredericksburg, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Closest RV park to Town and very convenient. We had a good reception when we arrived and they gave us a nice spot away from the more crowded middle of the part. Crushed gravel sites all pull-thrus. Since it wasn't crowded it seemed very spacious, but I'm sure would seem less so on cool weather weekends. Very good cable TV - fiber optic in fact. We did go scope out the KOA and while it was nice it wasn't much different and it was a full 5 miles from town. We'll stay here again. We camped at Fredericksburg RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

The thing to do in Fredericksburg is to shop and eat. It's a fun little Texas German town.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Buckhorn Lake Resort, Kerrville, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Buckhorn is such a great RV park. It's right next to Interstate 10 but we couldn't hear the highway at all. We stayed in one of the executive pull-thrus and it was not only spacious but well landscaped. Next time I'd take a back-up spot on the Cul de Sac as just about all front water and trees and such.

As we walked around the well maintained grounds we found ourselves in their private "Club" section. It was full of RV/Cassita lots there were all built in Texas limestone, with metal roofs, just beautiful settings. These aren't for rent and they are for Class A "lease owners" only.

We live only 60 miles away from Buckhorn and have driven by many times. Now, we plan to make several more trips here once the Texas heat cools down. We camped at Buckhorn Lake Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Executive Loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

While Kerrville is a neat little town, you'll like Fredricksburg, TX about 30 miles north of Buckhorn even better.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

South Llano River State Park, Junction, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This is our favorite close to home campground. It's a small State Park with a really nice layout. Plus the South LLano River runs right through it. It's a long oval - with one side all sunny and not much shade the other other side very shady. We always try to get the shady side of the oval.

There's only one bathroom/shower but it's always clean and well attended to. The sites are water and electric only, but there is a dump station.

It's a very busy park on weekends and many times with lots of family get togethers. Can be full of young kids and boy scouts, etc during the weekends. But during the week its quiet and sparsely populated.

No Wifi and it's very very difficult to get a cell signal here. Many times when you do it's voice only and not data service. This applies to both Verizon and ATT - though ATT does work some. Mind you, this includes using a Wilson Cell Phone Booster. Without the booster? Forget it.

I gave it a 9 - if it had Wifi or Cell phone access it would easily be a 10. We camped at South Llano River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Junction is a pretty basic small town with not much to do. But it's also a friendly little Texas berg like many old small towns all across the state. Fort McKavett State Historic Site is nearby and is worth a visit - an old fort in the chain of forts that protected settlers in the mid-1800s. It's been spruced up and is as interesting as it is remote.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Haviland Lake, San Juan National Forest, Durango, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

I'll state right up front, this is one of our very favorite campgrounds. It's a National Forest CG it has about 35 sites of which approx 12 have electricity. The sites are situated in the woods above a beautiful lake and surrounded by huge mountains. There are pit toilets, but these are not your normal smelly unpleasant pit toilets they are cement and cinder block with a great ventilation system that really eliminates the yuck factor.

There is no water for filling RV tanks, but each loop has a water pedestal and you can fill water jugs there that you can put in your RV. For us the lack of water hasn't been a big deal.

One of the nice features of the National Forest CGs is that they allow the discharge of grey water (only!) in these areas. So, that simplifies longer stays in the CG. There is no RV Dump station in the CG.

The sites can be reserved for up to 2-weeks and are reserved up to 6-months in advance on recreation.gov. It's a busy CG in the summer, especially with locals reserving all the weekends early in the season. There are non-reservable sites available on a first come basis, but none with electricity.

The campground is approx 15 miles north of Durango on Hwy 550 as you climb to the Durango Mtn Ski Resort and the road continues over a pass to Silverton, etc.

The sites are gravel and fairly level. Plenty big for Big Rigs, not too close to other campers and always surrounded with forest and a mixture of Aspen and Pine trees. There are some sites that are challenging for bigger RVs, especially the "pull-throughs" which are wide spots in the road. There are 4 "double" sites with room and electric for two RVs side by side.

For us this CG is ideal, comfortable and very relaxing. We camped at Haviland Lake, San Juan National Forest in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop D - Site 11
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

There is an RV dump with potable water 5 miles north of the Campground at a Store/Gas station called "Needles." So, there is no need to find one in town or at another campground.

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, Arizona

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We were supposed to be here a week, but left after 3-nights. We were in the wooded Quail loop but found it too close to other campers and just not that nice overall. We had spent nights in other AZ state parks before getting here so our expectations were higher than the reality.

Next time we would choose the upper loop- it is sunny, not shady but there is more separation between sites and nice mountain views.

Water and electricity at each site, but no sewer. There are two dump stations at the park entrance/exit.

The park is 15 miles from Sedona which is very beautiful. The town of Cottonwood where the park is located has good stores and such, even a Home Depot. Plus, there's an "old town" section with some surprisingly good restaurants and watering holes. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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