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Fulltimers living in a 43' RV with 4 Border Collies.

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Seven Points Campground COE, Hermitage, Tennessee

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

A very lovely CoE campground. Some amazingly large sites, but most sites have some minor to severe slope to them. Waterfront sites are prime, but many of those are buddy sites, so be aware when booking. The 3pm checkin time is strictly enforced. We arrived at 2pm and were turned away. When we came back at 3pm, there were over 10 rigs lined up for the very slow checkin process, so time your arrival carefully. If you do arrive before 3pm, the nearby Cook Day-use area is convenient for waiting and has a large loop to turn around in. Most sites are big rig friendly, but check length when making reservations. I would not recommend any of the pull through sites due to sharp angles and very close trees. Very convenient to Nashville with pretty much anyplace within a 1/2 hour drive. The park did do a fair amount of shrub and tree trimming, so there are lots of areas which get muddy when it rains. They also resurfaced the road which is great, except for the 6" drop off along some of the edges, so be cautious when driving through, especially along corners. A nice, quiet campground close to Nashville with some great sites. Not overly dog friendly with no bags, waste containers, or places to let dogs run. Beach is off limits to dogs, but I did see several there, so maybe it's not strictly enforced. Good AT&T and Verizon data coverage. We camped at Seven Points Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Midway Campground - Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, Florida

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

We spent a quick overnight at this nice, small campground. Not super bigrig friendly, but if you select a site on the west side of the pond, you'll have an easier time getting into your site. The sites on the east side seemed narrower with more trees encroaching on the pads. We had to pull onto the grassy area across from our site to get angled in to avoid the trees. Check the grass area first though because it can be mushy. Still a nice, quiet park which we won't hesitate to stay at in the future. We camped at Midway Campground - Big Cypress National Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Blackwater River State Park , Holt, Florida

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first visit to this park, and in a word, WOW! Truly a beautiful little park, asphalt roads and sites, very clean, friendly staff, cheap (especially with full hookups), and I think this was the first state park where they picked up your trash every morning! Very dog friendly area with bags and waste stations around. Nearby state forest trails for letting dogs get some exercise, and we even found a sandbar in the state forest (not the park) where we could let our guys swim. You are out in the middle of no where, but we loved that. There are also frequent helicopters flying overhead some folks complain about, but it didn't bother us much. We loved our stay here and will definitely be back! Site 11 is one of the nicest, but most others are nice as well. For big rigs, check the length of the site and back in angle though. Some angles would make backing in tough. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, Florida

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

We tried for two years to get a reservation at this very popular park before we got lucky. We were not impressed. While the views are spectacular and the kayaking good (depending on the weather) the constant road noise from the nearby highway ruined it for us. Sites are a real mix. Some large, beautiful water front sites to small, short, narrow sites. The showers are in a trailer, and they stunk. Literally. Nice beaches and convenient to Key West. We won't rule out staying here again, but if we can't get reservations, we won't be disappointed. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Lake Louisa State Park, Clermont, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

I can't believe this was our first visit to this park! Great location to attractions, close enough to Kennedy Space Center for a visit, and a lovely park. There are three loops in the campground with a mix of back in and pull through sites, some with full hookups. As previously mentioned, almost all pull throughs have a severe curve, so parking a big rig to avoid the trees/shrubs and posts near water faucet can be hard. With our site, 16, it would have been easier to back in on the exit side and park angled. While the campground is mediocre, the rest of the park more than makes up for it. Several miles of well marked, well maintained trails for walking dogs, a huge field near the sand volleyball court we used to play frisbee with our guys, and a pretty, quiet park. We'll be sure to be back! A couple of dings. No dog waste bags anywhere in the park, and the weekends bring a lot of day use visitors to the lakes nearest the campgrounds resulting in lots of cars, traffic, barking dogs, noise, and extra use of the campground facilities. Excellent Verizon coverage. We camped at Lake Louisa State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

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

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We usually try to stay at least two weeks in this wonderful park every visit to Florida. Some really nice, large sites, some of which are full hookups, some truly beautiful walking trails, but the main attraction to this park is the incredible springs and river. Easily some of the best paddling in freshwater anywhere in Florida. If you don't own kayaks, do yourself a favor and rent them here. Super clear water allows for great views of the fish, gators, and manatees. Book well in advance if you want a full hookup site. We camped at Silver Springs State Park (formerly Silver River State Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
48
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Topsail Hill State Preserve, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

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

We have very mixed feelings on this state park. It is decent enough with most sites having plenty of privacy, but there are a lot of sites (crowded) and are pretty close together. I'd say if you like staying in "resorts", then you'll like this park. If you like staying in state parks for the larger sites, and fewer people, you'll be disappointed. There are several walking and biking trails that are very nice though. My biggest complaint is the price they charge. We paid $659 for two weeks which is highest we have ever paid for a state park, and in our opinion, it just wasn't worth it. Florida has way too many beautiful state parks with excellent camping to stay here again. It rained a lot while we were here. Drainage is surprisingly good, although still lots of standing water. Lots of sites have broken up and uneven asphalt. Good Verizon data coverage, tree cover prevented satellite reception. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
114
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

St. Bernard State Park, Braithwaite, Louisiana

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

A decent enough park at a very reasonable price within a 45 minutes of the French quarter. I didn't find it as nice other reviewers for a few reasons. The asphalt pads are very narrow with water and electric at the very rear of the pad. There is a wood blockade also at the rear of the pad which limits how far you can back into the site, so tow parking is almost non existent unless you park on the grass, which is illegal. There are many low laying areas around the park, and next to sites which were filled with swampy water, so there are lots of mosquitoes around. The entrance is a bit narrow with close trees, and the road through the park has some tight corners with lots of close and overhanging trees and branches. Due to limited site size, there are also vehicles protruding into the road. For those reasons, I would not classify this park as big rig friendly. Still, a good value with an easy drive to New Orleans. Very good Verizon data coverage, and our site had a clear sky view for satellite reception. We camped at St. Bernard State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Cajun Palms RV Resort, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

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

I wish I had paid more attention to the poorer reviews of this park, they were spot on! We needed an overnight stop in the area and this park looked promising. Wrong choice. Very crowded, close sites, vehicles and parts of RVs infringing into the narrow roads, tons of unsupervised kids roving through the campground, kids playing football in the narrow streets, barking dogs, loud TVs, stereos, and golf carts galore (with more blaring music), neighbor fire pits a few feet from your rig, and to top it off, a very loud live band playing. There was also some kind of cook off going on and the area where that was held was a mess. Tight corners, high curbs, narrow roads make driving through hazardous. I also don't understand why they put a overnighter in the midst of park central. Look for other options, but if you must stop here, see if you can get a site in the perimeter of the park. The good, there were dog waste stations and the live band ended by 10pm. If you have kids, a golf cart, and like loud parties, this is the place for you. We won't be back. We camped at Cajun Palms RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
214
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Cranes Mill Park COE, Canyon Lake, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

A really nice, smaller RV campground on a very pretty peninsula on Canyon Lake. 30 electric/water sites with varying size of yards. I think our site, 14, was the nicest site with large side and rear yards with a nice tree in the rear for shade and a pretty water view. Other sites are very nice, some with direct access to the lake, but offer smaller yards and closer neighbors. Lake access is limited with the flooding and large amount of wood debris on the shore. The lower end day use and tent camping area was closed due to flood damage when we were there, but the closed road was still really nice for walking. The biggest ding to this campground is the many horribly unlevel sites. Generally, the outside loop sites tended to be more level, but several of those were bad as well. The reservation website does attempt to clue you in on how level which helps, and shorter RVs will be a bit easier to get level. All sites were plenty wide and long with an extra parking spot for towed vehicle or boat. No sewer hookup, but there is a two lane dump station. Very good Verizon data coverage and I think most sites will have clear sky for satellite reception. We enjoyed our stay in the area and will be back. We camped at Cranes Mill Park COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Mother Neff State Park, Moody, Texas

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

A gorgeous, small, well laid out Texas park. Fairly new with only 20 full hookup sites, there truly is not a bad site in the campground. Sites are pretty level and all are long enough for the biggest rigs. One ding is you don't get to reserve a specific site, so when you arrive you are given a list of available sites to pick from. There are pictures and data about the sites, but without seeing them in person, you really don't know what you're getting. Since they are all great sites, not a big deal unless you want some shade or sun. There were people checking in behind us so we couldn't do a drive through before choosing. We got lucky with 13 which was huge with plenty of afternoon shade. We loved this park and will be back when in the area. Nice short hiking trails, but they get pretty muddy with rain, so we walked the roads instead. One surprise to us was how close the campground was to a regularly used road, so there is some road noise, but it's not bad at all. Good AT&T data coverage, decent Verizon, and our site had clear views for satellite reception. We camped at Mother Neff State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Coyote Keeth's RV Park, Clayton, New Mexico

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

A nice overnight stop. Most of the park was filled with transient workers, but it was quiet and pretty clean. Nice sections of lush green grass between the sites which was nice to see, but inconsiderate dog owners before us left several poop piles in our yard. Self serve, easy in and out, full hookups and pretty quiet even being next to the highway. No trees for clear satellite reception. A bit on the pricey side, but not much in the area. We won't hesitate staying here again when passing through. We camped at Coyote Keeth's RV Park 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
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Champoeg State Heritage Area, Newberg, Oregon

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

A beautiful, very large Oregon state recreation area. There are two campground loops, A loop which was older, sites were closer together, more treed for shade, and no sewer hookups. B loop is newer, sites have a bit more space and have sewer hookups. Less shade in B loop, but there is some. Several miles of pretty walking/biking paths. Very dog friendly with waste stations and large non fenced exercise areas. We loved this park and look forward to a return visit. I think most sites in B loop have clear sky views for satellite reception, but ours was one of the few which did not. We camped at Champoeg State Heritage Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B22
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Crossings Winery RV Park, Glenns Ferry, Idaho

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

A decent overnight stop. Located between a golf course and vineyard with plenty of shade, this is a pretty little park. It's a bit far from the interstate on some crappy roads, but it is quiet and we had a site next to the rarely used road. Last time we stopped in the area, we stayed at the nearby state park which we really enjoyed, but they charge almost as much as this park and they only have water and electric. Some obstacles close to the park roads and some turns are tight especially pulling a toad, so caution is required. We had to unhook the toad to make one sharp corner. Golfcarts do drive through the park which is a bit annoying depending on what site you are in. We camped at Crossings Winery RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Western Hills Campground, Rawlins, Wyoming

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

A very large gravel parking lot with sites very close together. But hey, this is a decent overnight spot, not a destination resort. Easy access to interstate with fuel stops and a few restaurants near by. It looks like the entire park has been refreshed with new gravel and I saw no standing water or mud. We arrived for an overnight in late October (the only park open at the time) and water had already been shut off so we paid a reduced rate. One major ding was the power. For several hours the one night we stayed, the power was constantly shutting off/on. Sorry, but not having reliable utilities is inexcusable for an RV park and is an automatic "poor" rating from us. We camped at Western Hills Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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