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My partner and I enjoy staying off the Interstate and take as many scenic routes as possible, taking in the beauty of this amazing country.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Bonito Hollow RV Park & Campground, Alto, New Mexico

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

Myself, my 2 siblings and our spouses camped at Bonito Hollow for 5 nights late Aug '18. We were happy they accommodated our request to be placed together. It took some doing, but they did it! We had 3 mh's...a 40' w/ toad, 25' w/toad and a 32' w/o toad. Each of us had no problem getting into our sites. Two of us faced each other and overlapped awnings, which was nice because the sun was bright and hot much of the time so that gave us a shady place to sit. We had FHU, picnic table, fire ring and toad parking. They came around each evening to sell firewood if you want. The dumpster was handy and the bathhouse was fairly close by. They guys used the shower in the bathhouse and enjoyed the long, hot shower, but I wasn't so lucky. I went in the women's one night to take a shower and there was no hot water. It could have been user error (faucet was opposite?) because the next night I got hot water. Bathrooms are old, but very clean. I was a bit leery of the shower curtain though. The employees were all friendly and helpful and they clearly take great care of the place. We had zero cell reception (AT&T and Verizon) in the cg, which is down in a valley. Satellite worked and wifi was excellent...best at any CG I've been to. Due to the great WiFi, we all set our phones to "WiFi calling" which allowed us to use our phones for calls/texts. Neat trick I learned right before this trip! The only "con" was how close the campsites are to each other...had it not been family, I'd have been a bit uncomfortable! Great places and well located to Riudoso, Smoky Bear Museum, hiking and lakes. I recommend Bonito Hollow if in Riudoso NM We camped at Bonito Hollow RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Nearby Attractions: Smoky Bear Museum, Flying J Chuckwagon Dinner (cheesy, but fun), the town of Riudoso, Lake Alto, Grindstone Lakes, hiking and biking, fishing, kayaking.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Whistle Stop RV Resort, Abilene, Texas

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

Whistle Stop is a fairly new park right off I-20 west. I think it opened in 2016. This is west TX...it's flat, quite windy at times and dry. Anyone expecting thick grass and big shade trees is in for a rude awakening. Anyway.... Due to some confusion on my part...I thought we had a reservation, when we didn't. Thinking we had a reservation, we pulled in after hours and there was not envelope for us. Thankfully, an employee was leaving and came out to help us. That's when we realized we didn't have a reservation. Problem was, they were full. Everyone in Abilene was full because of the oil boom. All campgrounds in the area and to the west are full of work-campers (make reservations ahead!). They all have spots open for people passing through, but unfortunately, we arrived late and they were all taken. The girl felt awful (it wasn't her fault) and called her manager. He came over and gave us their "emergency site". It wasn't a pull thru, so we had to unhook our toad, but we were relieved to have any spot, especially since there is pretty much nothing going east, and we were too tired to drive to Dallas. When I handed him my credit card, he said he was giving us the spot for our trouble. Talk about fantastic customer service! I told him it was really my fault because I never got a confirmation email so I should have known that meant the reservation didn't go through. He still wouldn't take my money! You can bet I'll stay at Whistle Stop anytime we need to stay in the area. Most sites are pull through, great Verizon signal, convenient to restaurants and shopping, very clean restrooms, fhu, big rig friendly, SUPER nice and helpful employees. Highly recommend if in the area. Easy access off I-20 west. We camped at Whistle Stop RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

As of Aug 2018...there is an oil boom in West Texas and NM...there are work-campers filling most all campgrounds in the area. I advise you to make reservations ahead of time so you have a spot. Most cg's save a few sites for people passing through or staying in the area a few days, but they sell out during busy times.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck, Arkansas

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

I stayed at DeGray with a group of other LTV owners for our Spring Rally. Most of us where in the same loop. Our site was lovely...plenty of space between us and our neighbors, asphalt pad, picnic table and fire ring. It was quite treed so we weren't able to use our satellite. In our spot, Loop A, #18, the water was on the other side from the electric. We had to use our 2nd hose to be able to connect. This was an issue for most of our group. Thankfully, we had an extra hose, but this is the first time in 2 years we've had to use it. Make sure you have an extra water hose OR one that is >25' in case your water hookup is on opposite side from electric (like those in Loop A). Just a note for other's. We used our leveling blocks on the back-end. There was no sewer hookup at our site, but made use of the dump station on our way out (it was fairly busy). I would recommend trying to dump when folks aren't checking out like we did because during the day...it was wide open. The shower house and bathrooms were nice and clean...no complaints there. They were at the entrance to the loop, so could be a bit of a walk depending on where you park. It was easy for us getting around inside the campground, but I could see it could be a bit more challenging for big rigs...especially with toads. We backed in - most, if not all, of the spots in Loop A aren't pull thru. The hiking trails were very nice and well marked...not very difficult. We only wish they had been longer. We didn't geocache, but several others did, so that's a fun option for entertainment. We rode around on our e-bikes, so checked out most of the the area...it would have been too hilly for us otherwise...and pretty far to the lake. It's a pretty spread out place. The restaurant is quite nice...we took advantage of it one night. Our group rented a pavilion one evening, which was quite far...thankfully we had our tow vehicle. We had a great time in a very pretty park and would stay here again. We camped at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop A - Site 18
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed 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
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Fredericksburg RV Park, Fredericksburg, Texas

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here late Oct with a group of 20 MH's - the same weekend as the Food and Wine Festival, so the park was full. We were happy to find our site (#12) was near perfect level, so we didn't need leveling blocks. A few others had blocks, but only an inch or two. The parking surfaces are well groomed decomposed granite. I watched a staff member sweep off the concrete pad and electric box (cobwebs?) and groom the site after our neighbor pulled out. The bathhouse has private bathrooms, each one with its own toilet, shower and sink. Everything was super clean. There is a rec room in the same building, which had live music one night (not too loud). There is a wonderful clubhouse, which our group rented for a reasonable fee, for our gatherings.

The streets are easy to navigate and big rig friendly. Our MH is only 25' long, but our site was long enough that if we'd brought a toad, we wouldn't have had to unhook. Sites are fairly close together, but not cramped. All have FHU & cable TV. WiFi is available (we didn't use it). There is a picnic table on a concrete pad with grass on either end. No fire rings. Many sites have trees, so some sites would not be satellite friendly, but ours was. I'd ask if that is important to you.

I see remarks about full-timers: they were pretty much at one end and frankly, I didn't have any issue with them. It's nice & quiet, dark at night and everyone seemed to take pride in their space. There is a fenced dog run. Only issue we had was the stickers/burrs (not so much in dog run). Our dogs fur is a magnet for such things and we found out the hard way not to walk them in the grass. My dog stopped in his tracks and when I checked his paws, I found out the hard way, they were loaded with needle sharp stickers. The manager said they do what they can to kill them, but they blow in from the lot next door. They were everywhere, even worse outside the park. Other than that, the place is immaculate and we'd stay here again. We camped at Fredericksburg RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

LBJ Ranch, Wildseed Farms, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Wineries, downtown (about a 20+ min walk to Main Street).

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Lake Park Campground, Lake Park, Georgia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

I stayed here in my 25' MH on 9/25/17. I called ahead and let the woman who answered the phone know I was female traveling alone and was looking for a safe, satellite friendly site with FHU for an overnight. She said she'd put me "up top", which suited me just fine under the circumstances. Easy in and easy out. If I was hanging around or had kids, I'd request the lower section of the park as it has a more "camping among the trees" feel. I drove through that area before departing and really liked it, but it's definitely not satellite friendly. As far as location...it's conveniently located off the highway, but if you're sensitive to highway noise, you might have issues. I did not even notice it and slept like a baby. There is a catch and release fishing pond, shuffleboard and horse shoes. There is also an enclosed pool. The restroom was clean. I can't vouch for the showers. My site was by the office, so had strong enough WiFi that evening, but it was slow that next morning. I used my cell data, so that wasn't an issue. There is no cable as some have pointed out. The woman volunteered the local cable provider went belly up and no one has stepped in to take its place, so they haven't been able to find a provider to replace it. Site: Asphalt, pull thru, fairly level, FHU. Picnic table. I'm pretty discerning when it comes to RV Parks, especially when solo, and felt very comfortable here. It's a bit older, but I wouldn't hold that against them as it's rather charming with all the mossy trees and the pond. There is new ownership and it was evident he is in the process of sprucing up the place. The cabins were being updated. It's obvious some of the older reviews were before the current owner took over. It sounds like the place was pretty run down. He just needs time to get it back up to its former glory. We camped at Lake Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Summerlan RV Park, Raton, New Mexico

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

I am loathe to give anyone such a low review...after all, these folks are trying to earn a living. That said, based on the previous reviews, we made a reservation at Summerlan RV Park. We called from the road and the woman took our cc information, but told us to call and cancel if we changed our mind. Once we got to Raton, we saw this park down in a little valley off I-25. It looked to be an older park and pretty run-down in appearance. After driving through, we realized this RV Park wasn't on par with places we generally stay, so cancelled our reservation. To her credit, our cc was not charged. Frankly, I just don't see this park warranting the high reviews it recently gotten...even if the stars were given in context with the options in the surrounding area. Granted, we didn't actually end up staying there, so take that into consideration. From our observation, this is an older park with, what looked to be mostly full-timers with older RV's. The sites were fairly close together as well. That alone doesn't mean this is a "bad" place to stay, it just wasn't for us. We were tired from driving and it was getting late...if there had been no other options in the area, we would have stayed here, but as it happened, we found a nearby spot that we were happy with. We camped at Summerlan RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Lake Mead RV Village, Boulder City, Nevada

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

I'm not sure whether or not some of the reviews for this park are for this actual park (they have 3 locations) as they descriptions are so different form our experience. We stayed at Lake Mead Boulder Beach. We stopped here for an overnight in April 2016. We considered the pretty and shady state park right next door to this spot (so close, we walked through it on way down to the beach), but the no generator rule and no electricity kept us away...it was hot enough that we wanted our A/C! Our concrete pad was level and had ample space (packed gravel) around us had there been other campers next door. There was a picnic table on the gravel area. I downloaded a photo for anyone wanting to see what the Lake View sites look like. We chose a head-in site, with FHU, right on the water and the sunset view was spectacular! Very peaceful. We walked around the park and noticed a good bit of full-timers. There is an area with permanent motorhomes with decks, but no residents during our stay. Don't let that scare you off as this is pretty typical in this part of the country...they were all well-maintained and "cute". The streets are wide and the park is easy to navigate. It's also very clean. There weren't any trees in our section and few in the park, so I imagine the sun gets pretty intense during the heat of the summer. Thankfully, that wasn't an issue when we were there (April). We walked down to the "beach" to check things out, but it was/is a longer walk than it looks, so it may be a bit too much for some folks. We were very impressed with this park and would definitely stay here again when out that way. We paid about $40 with Good Sam and were in a 25' Motorhome. We camped at Lake Mead RV Village in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Lake View Site 5
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Bakersfield RV Resort, Bakersfield, California

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

I can't tell you how much we appreciated finding Bakersfield RV Resort! We ended up there after a couple of days driving through excessive heat advisories and some desolate landscapes with dust, parched earth and little to no shade. It was SO nice to pull into such a wonderful, level, clean resort like this. It really is first class! We took advantage of the wonderful restaurant and went back to our RV happy and cooled off with full bellies! We were driving a 25' motorhome with a tow vehicle (42' over-all) and were escorted to our ample, pull thru site with FHU. This is definitely big rig friendly. We had no trouble finding south for our DirecTV satellite dish. Our 2 doodles appreciated the sporadic patches of grass. We were just there for an overnight, but if ever we find ourselves in Bakersfield again, we would not even look at other places to stay. The amenities...massages, pool, fitness center were unused by us, but would be a welcome treat next time. We paid $45.90 total (Good Sam, FMCA, etc) We camped at Bakersfield RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
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
No
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Thousand Lakes RV Park, Torrey, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Thousand Lakes the first of July 2017. The campground was super convenient to Capitol Reef N.P. 6 miles to the entrance and another 6 to the Visitor Center. The campground is as one would expect in this part of Utah...flat, red clay and beautiful views. Our gravel site was level, had a shade tree, picnic table, and a fire pit...with plenty of space between us and the guy in the adjacent site. We were pulling a tow vehicle with our 25' Motorhome, so were 42' long overall and had room to spare in our site w/o unhooking the toad. The interior roads through the campground were easy to navigate. Our dogs appreciated the patches of grass at the end of the aisles. There is a pool and playground. The camp store is really nice and has a good selection of snacks, rv items and souvenirs...the buyer does a good job. Staff was friendly. We paid $41 incl tax, for a pull thru with FHU...not sure we were credited for the 10% Good Sam discount. I would definitely stay here again. If you are coming this way, I highly recommend taking the more scenic and slower routes across UT...Hwy 24 and Hwy 12. The scenery is stunning and traffic practically nil. The landscape is absolutely breathtaking...unlike anything you will see in other parts of the world. We camped at Thousand Lakes RV Park 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
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
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Capitol Reef National Park. Scenic Highway 12. Bryce Canyon N.P., Zion N.P., Highway 24

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Graceland RV Park & Campground, Memphis, Tennessee

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We chose to stay at the Memphis - Graceland RV Park because of it's proximity to Graceland and the fact we had dogs, that we wanted to be able to check on during the tour. You couldn't ask for a more convenient park as it's across the parking lot from Graceland, so no need to get a car or unhook your tow vehicle. One thing that concerned us was most reviews for Memphis RV parks talk about how unsafe the areas are. Inside the park, neither of us felt the least unsafe and nor did we ever have that feeling one gets when something is "off". That may have been a different story had we left the park to walk around, but we had no reason to. We just walked to Graceland and back a couple of times across the parking lot. We called ahead the same day and had no trouble getting a site for 2 nights. We were lucky, because there had been storms a week or two before that knocked out the phones in the area, and they had just come back online. Other than the staff being understandably frantic and busy trying to catch up returning a gazillion calls and emails, they were professional. The camp store was well appointed with drinks, snacks and Elvis souvenirs. We had a concrete pull through site with full hook-ups, bounded by a little bit of grass. It was level enough that we didn't use our leveling blocks. Our neighbors were pretty close, enough that our dogs, on 15' leads, had to be managed to stay off their utility side. Other than that, it wasn't an issue. The interior streets were easy to navigate so big rigs shouldn't have a problem. There is a nice pool and the restrooms were clean. We did not use the showers, so I can't comment on them. At one end of the property, there is a large, grassy field (easily an acre) with fences on the perimeter. We let our dogs off leash to run and wrestle to burn off some energy after being inside our RV for so many hours. It was really nice to have that option for us and for them. Would stay here again. We camped at Graceland RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Highly recommend the Ultimate VIP Tour if it's in your budget. No discounts though and it was $159 a person. No lines, private tour guide, your own shuttle, meal voucher, + special experience. The special experience was going into a small room to see a few personal Elvis items up close and personal and get to hold his gold microphone (while wearing white gloves). Worth it for the no lines and private tour guide. They limit the number of people to 6, I think, so book ahead.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Silver Sky Lodge RV Park, Eureka, Nevada

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

My ratings are given in context for where this is located. This is the Loneliest Road in America. Middle of nowhere. Flat, barren, etc. Best I could tell, there are no resorts or fancy campgrounds anywhere around. Because of mileage, Eureka was a good place to stop. If you find yourself looking for a safe, clean place to overnight that has full hookups, this is your place! We were quite impressed with this small, little campground. It's like a parking lot...no trees, no frills. For the area...it's top notch. The owner was incredibly friendly and helpful. As a matter of fact, he is one reason we have such a good impression of this spot. He's a plumber and clearly handy, so the hookups were in great shape. There was even a little patch of artificial turf next to each site. Only complaint was it was pretty unlevel...like 5". We survived though. ;-) We left the money in an envelope in the door slot...he didn't seem to stressed about making sure we paid ahead of time. For the area...it's worthy of a high rating...if you require resort type facilities...you'd be better served headed to Ely, NV or Carson City, NV. We'd stay here again. We camped at Silver Sky Lodge 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
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail), Raton, New Mexico

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

3 week trip and this was our #1 favorite! It's not a big, ol' resort, but that didn't matter. The owner was fantastic and she clearly puts forth a lot of effort and pride into her campground. It has that "personal touch". We intended to stay elsewhere and had put a deposit on another campground in the area, but after driving through it...we high-tailed it out of there. We went online and found this one. Luckily for us, we got the last pull-thru site! We arrived a bit past their hours, but the owner and her staff stayed. We were starving and tired and asked if the restaurant was open. It had just closed, but she offered to make us dinner and bring it to our site! We had fantastic homemade lasagna, chicken, white beans to die for, rolls, tea, etc. The offerings were numerous, and it was hard to decide. I enjoy cooking and she is quite a cook. Nothing like a home cooked meal! What service! The campground is up on a hill with beautiful views and the sunset was stunning. The air crisp and clean. The campground is clearly a labor of love...incredibly clean, spotless and level. The hookups were in great shape and well positioned. We intended to eat outside and enjoy the sunset, but it was a bit chilly and windy, so we didn't take advantage of the picnic table. The gravel was firm and well-maintained. The bathrooms were spotless and so cute! I took advantage of the facilities, something I rarely do, and enjoyed a nice, long shower. Our dogs appreciated the lack of "stickers". We didn't walk them down to the tent area, but it looked to be a great little place to explore with the dogs. The other campers were quiet and friendly. This was "just an overnight", but it was such an oasis, we would have loved to stay longer. We would definitely stay at Raton Pass Camp again...for the ambiance, views, services, cleanliness, friendly owner/staff and amazing, homemade food. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Great spot for the area. Santa Fe Trail is right there. If coming from the north, exit at the truck weigh station and follow the blue camping signs. It could be confusing w/o the signs, but trust them and you'll get there!

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging, Groveland, California

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Yosemite Pines after leaving S Lake Tahoe on our way to Yosemite National Park. The area was in a drought for 5 years until this April, so most everything around there is pretty parched...so I'm guessing the condition of this RV Park (and others) has suffered. Certainly not lush like the photos on their brochure and website. We were lucky to get a spot on short notice for our 25' motorhome with toad and were grateful we did not have to unhook. We were escorted to our spot. Our site was mostly red dirt, with dried up grass around the edges. Very un-level...like 7". The difficult thing to deal with was all the stickers (not the sharp kind) that attached themselves to our dogs feet and legs...tons of them. No shade in our spot. There were plenty of campers of all types and sizes. Lots of families. There is a petting zoo with a couple of donkeys, a llama, rabbit and goats. Fun for the kids. Speaking of kids...we don't have them, but this seems to be a great campground for kids...pool, petting zoo, playground area, with bocce ball, Horseshoes, tetherball, etc. The camp store is well appointed and there is even a little Deli, which makes sandwiches, etc to take with or eat in. There is a nice, large, raised dog wash. If you tent camp, prefer Yurts, want a cabin, have a group, this spot is worth considering. It's plenty big and there seemed to be a number of groups. The brochure said there is propane and a dump station. We didn't use the Tengo WiFi and we didn't have cable at our spot...actually, don't think it was working since they scratched it out on our paperwork. I would say, for proximity to Yosemite and offerings, this one is worth a shot. Not the best, but felt safe and staff plenty friendly...it is just dusty and dry (drought) and older. We were there on July 5 and managed to get a spot by calling that same day. It was crowded, so might be good idea to reserve during peak season. We camped at Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 19

WillowWind RV Park, Hurricane, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

We were on the road for 3 weeks and this resort was in the top 3. We were driving through an "excessive heat" advisory for 3 days, and most of the RV parks had zero shade, dust, stickers, & poor reviews. Basically parking lots. WillowWind was like an oasis! We chose a shaded, pull-thru site so we didn't have to unhook the toad. The site was within 1.25" of being level, pad was concrete and our dogs appreciated the nice, thick patch of grass. Water spigot was in a valve box which took me a minute to figure out. While most sites are shaded, there is an area of satellite friendly sites. We and most others opted for shade this time of year. A few full-timers. The bathroom was immaculate, so much so that I took a shower in it, rather than use the shower in our RV. It was heaven! There is a dog wash, fitness center, laundry, tent sites, dog park area, clubhouse with kitchen, and group area. The interior roads are easy to navigate and sites clearly marked. The man next to us, with his slick 4 horse trailer/5th wheel, said he and his family always here whenever traveling through the area from Phoenix. Very friendly folks. Quiet campground. There are services...fuel, restaurants, grocery, etc within a 1/4 mile from the entrance. We overnight in WalMart parking lots, State Parks, Independent Parks, etc...different type places. If you are looking for a resort type campground...that is extremely well maintained, shady, level, safe and has plenty of services , I highly recommend WillowWind. We camped at WillowWind RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
120 - pull thru
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Grocery store, bank, Fuel, restaurants, etc 1/4 block from entrance.

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Ruby's Inn RV Park and Campground, Bryce Canyon, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

This one is hard to rate because it's an an "independent" park that feels like the typical commercially run, chain park you'd find in a high tourist dense area with lots of traffic. The office staff seemed more like order takers versus what you usually encounter at campgrounds. I called ahead and had the impression the reservations agent was at a call center as he seemed to have no connection with the park. I was surprised to meet him at check-in. The location is great and we were happy to be able to walk to the nearby Ruby's Inn for dinner (we weren't up for cooking). There is a variety of types of sites in different sections...some with trees & dirt and others that are like a gravel parking lot. There are tent sites, cabins, camp store, atm, pool and a fee dump station for those not staying at the park. In the back (200's), there is a newer area w/ level concrete pads and a nice square of grass. We were told those book up month's in advance. We were driving a 25' mh with toad (42' overall), so asked for a pull thru w/fhu. The site they assigned was towards the rear of the property in the "gravel parking lot" area. We were given an end spot (#110 I think). While the other pull thrus were plenty long for big rigs, our site was short, so we stuck out in the road. Also, the sewer was way in the front...too far for our sewer hose w/o an extension (I think that was atypical for this park). We had our dogs and the nearest green space wasn't conducive for walking, so we asked to be moved. The same employee begrudgingly moved us to a spot nearer the front in the section with trees (#69?). These spaces were shorter, quite un-level and more cramped, but since it worked better where the other fell short, we were happier. We unhooked the toad to make it work. Ruby's has all the bell's & whistles of a resort, but to use an analogy, it was like eating fast food when we were hankering for a home cooked meal. No big complaints really, just not our bag. It will be fine for many. We camped at Ruby's Inn RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
69 near front
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bryce Canyon N.P. is beautiful. Lots of deer at dusk, so be mindful when driving or riding a motorcycle. Ruby's Inn store has all kinds of things...supplies, food, souvenirs, books, jewelry...interesting place. The same family (heirs of the ones who discovered Bryce Canyon) pretty much own the entire town. Very popular area and park, for good reason, it's beautiful and different than most anything you'll see anywhere else in the world.

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