About dido

Retired and live on the Oregon Coast in small village. Bucket list includes visiting as many National Parks and Monuments as possible. We travel in a stand up type teardrop trailer. It has a folding table with cushion bench seats that convert to a "short" king size bed - 2 burner cooktop - sink - hot water - 3 way frig - furnace and A/C - even a small tv with cable hookup and dvd player, all inside. No toilet or shower so we rely on being close to rv park's restroom/shower facility.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Three Island Crossing State Park, Glenns Ferry, Idaho

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Nice municipal park, quiet, among the trees and lots of green grass. Most recent stay was June-August 18, 2019. We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV w/o toilet or shower, plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table, and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection. Thus we rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site, so our critique is focused in that area

We reserved site 82 (a long pull-thru site) through Reserve America, an easy process; had a 30 amp electrical and water hookup. There is a dump station on site at the top of the hill as you exit the park. Campground set up in an oval loop with rv sites on the outside and restroom/shower building in the middle: easy access.

Green grass and shade trees everywhere, an open and airy campground with ample room between sites, no crowding here. Well cared for, grass was cut, trees provided ample shade, paved roadways and site pads. Each site has a nice aluminum picnic table and fire pit and all sites good sized. A very relaxing atmosphere.

RV dump station at the top of the hill when exiting is easy to access and use. Restroom/shower building needed some TLC and showed its wear lacking general maintenance. It was clean inside but it ended there. Would have rated this park a 10 star but because of the lack of maintenance in the restroom/shower building it gets a 7 star. We camped at Three Island Crossing State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
82
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Otter Lake Campground and Lodges, Munising, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is the kind of place in the woods that has the feel reminiscent of summer camping 50 years ago. We camp in a little rig "Tear Drop" style RV w/o toilet or shower, plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site. So our critique is focused in that area. Easy to find with road signage about 10 mi out of Munising but our tow rig GPS got confused. Access off MI 94 onto Buckhorn Rd. A smaller sized older campground right on the lakes edge [view my photos]. Graveled dusty pot-holed road off Buckhorn Rd. leads to the campground and continued in an oval inside the campground. Dusty dirt with minimal grass for the sites which are among the trees for welcomed shade. Some sites are on grass and back toward the lake - try to reserve those if you can. Some sites are well spaced apart with green space foliage between, others not. Water only at some sites but easy access to potable water fill /dump station. No rain during our stay but could imagine a muddy mess if it did because of all the dirt instead of compacted gravel. Our site #45 was fairly close - convenient to the restroom/shower/laundry building adjacent to the office. Shower/restroom had nice guest conveniences -unexpected - better than most others. Ample wall hooks, large bench and floor mats outside of (2) shower stalls that were modern with wood doors, fully tiled, larger than average, with shelf for soap, shampoo etc. Missing were benches in changing alcove. Paper towels were at the communal sink area (4 sinks) which was neat and tidy as guests cleaned up after use. Also had ample wall hooks and shelving for toiletries and towels. Lots of tenters at this campground resulting in waiting lines at the showers which had low pressure . We camped at Otter Lake Campground and Lodges in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Convenient base camp to tour Pictured Rocks area - lots of hiking/ biking and quad trails, and beautiful waterfalls.

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Straits State Park, Saint Ignace, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Base Camp for Mackinaw Island and surrounding area. We camped in a little rig "Tear Drop" style RV w/o toilet or shower, plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site. So our critique is focused in that area. There are 2 campgrounds here. We were in the upper but scouted out the lower and found it to be less crowded with sites having more space and much better shower/restroom facility (newer/more modern). Yes, we did get close to the restroom/shower building in the upper; they were decent but an older facility showing its age, needing a little updating. Shower stall area was separate section separated by a breezeway from the restroom building. There were 8 private / separate shower rooms/stalls with a lockable door with an alcove for changing along with a small narrow wall mounted bench. A bit crowded with little ventilation/air movement - bad design/layout. Spray from shower got all over changing area. Needed a shower curtain and change direction of spray to face opposite wall. Floor was a pool of water very slow drainage and because park was packed, these showers got heavy use / the only facility in the upper section. Restroom and communal sink area was opposite the shower section with separate entrance and laid out typical government building style. Communal sink area was messy and also needed paper towels that could be used to wipe down area after each use, also needed hooks for hand towels and small shelves for toiletries. Rest of campground was packed and most sites were crammed next to each other much like a typical KOA. Neighbors were on top of each other and like some other reviews stated a typical Michigan State Park. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
161
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mackinaw Island trip is a must and all activities the island has to offer; be sure to rent a bike to tour the island. Take a day trip to Tahquamenon Falls State Park for hiking adventure and stop at the brewery & pub for craft beer refreshments and food.

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

River Park Campground, Menominee, Michigan

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

You will be surprised at this 1st class municipal park. We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV w/o toilet or shower, plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site. So our critique is focused in that area. Operated by City of Menomonie MI; 1st class for a municipal park. Beautiful, well maintained grounds; green grass everywhere, asphalt roadways and site pads with picnic table on a patio plus a fire ring. Full hook-ups at every site with lots of grassy green-space between sites - very roomy. Park is well laid out with sites positioned in the grass with lots of trees for welcomed shade. Tenters are also welcome and entire park butts up against the Menomonie River that flows into Lake Michigan Our site 9 was close to restroom/shower building, a modern newer facility with A/C for comfort. Shower stalls were spacious private individual rooms that included a glass shower door separating shower from changing area. Thoughtful conveniences included a soap dish, plus a wall bench and ample wall hooks in changing area. Restrooms with communal sink were across the hallway. Here too there were ample wall hooks AND shelves under the mirrors for your toiletries stuff! This place could be a model for other municipalities AND even the private RV parks of which many were not as nice as this . See photo of the Google map - Park butts again the Menomoniee River- down the hill back around the K-Mart and Ace Hardware store We camped at River Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Chain of Lakes Regional Park, Rice Creek Campground, Lino Lakes, Minnesota

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

Nice Municipal Park. Quiet, among the trees. We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower, plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site. So our critique is focused in that area. Best part of this campground was the large roomy tree shaded sites and the vegetation green space between each one giving you plenty of privacy. Each had picnic table on cement pad and a fire ring with gravel pad for your RV, plus ample room for tents on the grass. Our site 11 was close to restroom/shower/laundry building although laundry was closed due to vandalism. Relatively new cement block building with typical public municipality layout. Shower stalls were roomy with cement bench on each end, but only had 1 wall hook above the bench to hang clothes or towels, had to lay other items on the bench. Same for communal sink area, only an air dryer provided but no wall hooks, shelving, or paper towel to clean up after use. As result sinks were constantly messy and dirty even though maintenance cleaned them in early morning. No air movement or ventilation inside of building and after a shower it became extremely stuffy (see my photos). A small playground is adjacent to the restroom/shower building. All roadways and site pads are compacted gravel - and in walking distance to the lake for water activities. Bring mosquito /bug spray - lots of those pesky critters in the park. We camped at Chain of Lakes Regional Park, Rice Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

North Park Campground, Dickinson, North Dakota

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Base camp for Teddy Roosevelt NP and surrounding area visit Most recent stay was June 22nd thru June 26th 2018. We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower, plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site, so our critique is focused in that area. Teddy Roosevelt NP is 30 min away and this is a better campground than those in and around Medora - more space/not crowded and better drainage during rain storms albeit more tress would have improved overall grounds appearance. Was told this used to be a base working camp during the oil field boom and was filled with RVs, now tons of room, over 180 sites, and at far back end there are sites for full time RVs and park shares manufactured homes community all neat and orderly. All gravel interior roadways and site pads - level - spacious - roomy with strip of grass between sites. Some have sidewalks and cement pads for picnic tables. Restrooms/shower building at one end of grounds, is clean and well maintained, appears to have been updated recently with new fixtures; shower stalls are roomy and nice convenience is rubber mats plus bath rug in changing area plus a chair for convenience. Nice ventilation and air movement inside but no hooks or shelving and no paper towels in the communal sink area, only the standard countertop. Washer and dryers are also in the same building. We camped at North Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A23
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Wagner Park, Barnesville, Minnesota

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

City Park - Restrooms get 2 star rating Most recent stay was June 21, 2018 ~ We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV w/o toilet or shower, plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site, so our critique is focused in that area. Finding the park was easy. Check-in was confusing/self-service AND reservations (on-line) are a MUST. Large flat open grassy area in oval shape with trees that line the roadway and provide shade for each site which is on the grass with full hookups and picnic table. Restroom/shower building is at the far end of the oval and our site #7 was close by. 5 star rating for cleanliness is for the grounds only but certainly not for restroom/showers which were horrible to disgusting. Saw maintenance come by in the morning but don't know what they did aside from empty trash can as overall condition was same as the night before. Cobwebs, bugs, dirt, etc - look at my pictures. The whole place needed extreme updating/TLC with a trip to Home Depot would work wonders and "could" be a welcome site. Pay $1.00 for short showers with no control for hot/cold (quarters only) no ventilation/no air movement in shower stalls, only one hook for your "stuff" but no benches; no hooks at communal sink area no paper towels for use to clean up area after use. We disagree with some other reviews of 6 star or better. We camped at Wagner Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Johnny Appleseed Campground, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Nice municipal park - quiet - among the trees. Most recent stay was June 12th 2018 ~ We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV w/o toilet or shower, plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site, so our critique is focused in that area. We reserved site 41, but when we arrived it had been given out and campground was full. They gave us a shared pull thru site. A large motorhome was in ¾ and were behind it in the other ¼. We fit OK but had no picnic table and was still a little longer walk to the restroom/shower building than we wanted. We did have 30 amp and water hookup from shared location-our shore power and water hose was long enough to reach. All roadways are asphalt and compacted gravel pads in among lots of trees for shade and green grass. Overall, the sites are level and roomy with good green space between - you don't feel crowded. Restroom/shower building is near entrance and across the roadway. It was modern, roomy, with A/C for comfort, was well kept/clean and comfortable with updated fixtures. Shower stalls (2) were roomy with a bench and couple wall hooks and communal changing area also had a bench but no wall hooks. Communal sink area had countertop but no wall hooks for your towel or stuff, but did have paper towels so you could clean up the area after use. Overall a very nice experience for a municipal facility. Outside was the dump station - with easy access We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Catch a baseball game at their minor league park downtown. Walk and bike on many trails in the park. Visit Johnny Appleseed grave site.

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Elkhorn Campground, Frankfort, Kentucky

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower. Plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection, and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site. So our critique is focused in that area.

We did get close to the restroom/shower building: across the roadway from our site#12. The building was newly built with modern fixtures. Restrooms and showers are all in same large room separated by stalls with communal sink area in the open. Showers are full tiled floors and walls, with ample hooks and adjacent changing area with portable stool, in a private stall. Missing is a rubber floor mat as you exit the shower that would keep your feet off the wet floor. At the communal sink area, missing are convenience items like paper towels that could be used to help clean up after use. Very messy and also need hooks between the mirrors for your hand towels and small shelves for your toiletries stuff.

Over all the camp was well groomed and tidy, with all level sites, a sparkling swimming pool, mini golf, kid's playground etc. Our site was a W&E only but the camp had a nice dump station adjacent to the restroom/shower building. The roadways are paved as are some sites, while others were gravel and grass mixed. There is some grass covered greenspace between sites, not as tight or crowded as a KOA for example, but still narrow. Some sites like ours, were in the hot sun with no tress for shade, while others had ample shade. It rained heavy during our stay for about 2 hours and our site had poor drainage leaving muddy pools of standing water although the sun helped to dry it up somewhat. This was an overnight stay camp for us. For others it might a destination because of activities and the fishing in the river that backs the camp. We camped at Elkhorn Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

City of Frank.

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Little Beaver State Park, Beaver, West Virginia

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

A hidden gem off the beaten path - but worth it Most recent stay was July 6th 2017. We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower ~ plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site ~ so our critique is focused in that area. This was an overnight stop for us; a little difficult to reach due to hwy 307 off I-64 is very hilly with sharp curves but after reaching the park, it didn't matter. Campground toward back of park-up another hill and winding road. Check in at top of hill. Some grassy/graveled sites are scattered on a hillside, and a challenge to reach while others are lower down in the flat valley. The restroom/shower building is perched on top of the hill and not immediately adjacent to most accessible sites and ours was in the flat valley so not close to it as we would have liked. That being said, this was a government operated park a building with painted cement block walls and cement floors albeit the building was newer and modern - it was nice. It was roomy inside with ample # of sinks and shower stalls. Each stall had rubber floor mat in the shower, but it have been better if they had been in the adjacent changing area when you exit shower. Water was hot and pressure good. Bench in changing area was nice convenience, but only 1 hook for towels and clothes so needed more. The communal sink area was spacious and had ample # of sinks - and a nice convenience was the paper towels so you could tidy up after using the sinks. Missing were hooks between the mirrors a convenience for your hand towel. The campground overall was well maintained and groomed with nice large and level sites on the flat valley covered with mixture of grass and gravel included water and electric with nice dump station as you exit the park. We camped at Little Beaver State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Small town of Beaver about 20 min drive for supplies / groceries

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Williamsburg, Virginia

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Base Camp near Historic Triangle Jamestown/Williamsburg/Yorktown Most recent stay was July 2nd thru July 5th 2017 We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower ~ plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site ~ so our critique is focused in that area. Yes we did get close to the restroom/shower building an older/dated facility showing its age, needing a little updating. Shower stall area had communal changing/drying off area with a long bench, plus hooks and cubby hole shelves for your stuff; all nice conveniences. Shower stalls were separated with a shower curtain, but a convenience item would be to add rubber floor mats to keep feet off wet floor during dry off time. Communal sink area was messy and also needed paper towels that could be used to wipe down area after each use, also needed hooks for hand towels and small shelves for toiletries This is a government [county] operated park and over all the grounds was well groomed. Interior roadways were asphalt and sites were grass mixed with gravel. However, they were in need of maintenance like new asphalt to fill pot holes in roadway and gravel to cover dirt in sites. It rained during our stay and site was muddy and the roadway potholes filled with water [see my photos] All this resulted in unpleasant stay - questioned camp staff and was told work orders were submitted long ago but have been waiting for public officials to authorize funding and assign job to contractor. We camped at Chickahominy Riverfront Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
194
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, 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
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Convenient campground - base camp for visiting the historic triangle cities Willimasburg - Jamestown - Jamestown

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Lake Fairfax Park, Reston, Virginia

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Most recent stay was June 27th thru July 1st 2017 We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower ~ plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site ~ so our critique is focused in that area. Our site 61 was close to restroom/shower building, a modern newer facility with painted cement block walls and cement floor. Restrooms had separate entrance from showers which were large private individual rooms with a shower stall, toilet, and sink. This campground is operated and maintained by Fairfax County with a camp host on site. Cleaning of restroom/shower done every morning but appeared it was only a partial cleaning at best with hosing down the floors and maybe that's all - see my photos - was like that all 5 days of our stay. The walls were high but open ceiling with exposed rafters - I suppose for improving ventilation, but it didn't help much because there was no air movement; stuffy after the shower. Also drainage problem in all showers, leaving standing water on the floor after shower but there were no rubber mats to stand when toweling off and paper towels that could have been used to help clean up after using the sinks which remained messy. Our site W&E only was in hot sun - no shade trees - other sites had some shade but campground was fully reserved because of holiday (4th of July) and we couldn't move. Was a good base camp for taking day trips exploring Washington DC. We learned how to navigate public transportation taking Metrorail. It's highly recommend instead of driving to DC in extremely heavy traffic and then good luck trying to find a parking lot. We camped at Lake Fairfax Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great base camp for exploring Washington DC area - take Metrorail out of Wiehle Station in Reston [close by 10 min drive] to Union Station Washington DC city center [about 1 hour trip]

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Big Meadows Campground (NPS Campground), Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Don't pass this one by Most recent stay was June 23rd thru June 26th 2017 We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower ~ plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site ~ so our critique is focused in that area We had reservations [recommended] got close to the restroom with flush toilets, sinks with warm water but showers [private lockable rooms] were further away; the only one in camp at the entrance. They ran out of hot water every night due to full campground; bring extra quarters - in case you can't finish in allotted time. Each shower had bench and hooks for towel and clothes but no rubber mats to keep feet dry when toweling off. Modern cheery bright rooms with full tile walls and floors. Campsite B107 was a paved dry camp [no hookups] but potable water was close by. The sites are roomy, and private with wide grassy greenspaces between neighboring sites. Had nice shade trees all around to ward off summer heat, but still somewhat sunny Big Meadow is a great location for a base camp as you explore the park [its very large] to hike the many trails - including the Appalachian Trail which runs through it and be sure to visit the several visitors centers to gather more information of things to do. Don't miss driving Skyline Drive taking advantage of pulling off the side of the road at the many overlooks and don't miss the lodge. We camped at Big Meadows Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B107
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

recommend reservations during summer camping season

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Natural Bridge / Lexington KOA, Natural Bridge, Virginia

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

Better than most other KOA's Most recent stay was June 19th thru June 22nd 2017 - I'm "late" in posting my review ~ We camp in a "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower ~ plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site ~ so our critique is focused in that area We didn't get as close to the restroom/shower building as we would have liked, but our site was more private than a lot of others. The building was roomy with ample number of stalls and sinks at the vanity area plus appeared to have been remodeled/updated with full on tile walls and floors, fixtures, and stalls. It was clean plus good ventilation with the AC during heat of summer. Nice conveniences in shower stalls with hooks for towels and clothes, shelves for toiletries, and a bench in private changing area. Only wish is for rubber floor mats to help keep feet off wet floor. Sink area had paper towels to help clean up after use (nice convenience) but wish for hooks between mirrors for hand towel Usually don't like KOA's but this one is better than most because of more spacing between sites and selection of sites due to their aesthetics, some with grass, trees, picnic table area, privacy along with the special tent sites, and the rental cabins/tiny houses, sparkling swimming pool etc. However, each site is still quite narrow even with a gravel "patio type" extension for the picnic tables. Must mention this place is somewhat hilly and could require blocking to level your rv [checkout all my photo's] and also a work in process renovating/improving various campsites; a thumbs up to the owners who show they really do care. We camped at Natural Bridge / Lexington KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Good base camp for day trips exploring Blue Ridge Parkway, Natural Bridge rec area, historic Lexington - go to the visitor center for all info

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Prophetstown State Park, West Lafayette, Indiana

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent State Park - 2nd visit now Most recent stay was June 6h 2017- I'm "late" in posting my review ~ We camp in a "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower ~ plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site ~ so our critique is focused in that area Liked our site #210, (electric only) was in newer section of park right next to restroom albeit it had no shade trees unlike the older section that did. Modern restroom/shower building; very roomy with ample number of stalls with full tiled walls was clean and well kept. Each stall had bench in changing area and ample hooks for towels and clothes. Nice conveniences but it would be nice if there were rubber floor mats as you exit shower to keep feet off wet floor. Communal sink area had shelves for toiletries beneath each mirror but no hooks for hand towels and no paper towels for cleanup after use leaving sinks somewhat messy. Overall grounds were well cared for; grassy areas surrounded sites that were large and flat with gravel and level and good distance way from neighboring sites. Minimal vegetation between sites for privacy but time will tell. This state park gets a high rating and will return when in the area. We camped at Prophetstown State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
210
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Not really a town but a historic farmstead - a living museum is on site along with lots of hiking and biking trails easy to navigate

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