Friday, December 12, 2008

Hillsborough River State Park, Tampa, FL Site 107 12/1/2008

Hillsborough River is another of our favorite parks. Some of the sites are tight for our rig so be sure to read the description of the site before making your reservation. It is a very popular park and fills up on weekends. The bath house is spotless. We had a large, pull through site. This is a beautiful park with lots of trees and nice trails along the river. We come here about twice a year. Great camp hosts!

Click here for Florida State Parks website.

Would we stay here again? DEFINITELY!

3/8/2009 Site 106
We returned to Hillsborough River in March, 2009 and stayed in site 106. This site is another large, wooded pull through site. The bath houses again were spotless! We enjoyed this stay as much as the previous one.

Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, GA Site 64 11/30/2008

Stephen C. Foster is one of our favorite places to camp. We have stayed here several times in December when it is almost empty. We stayed once in March when it was almost full and we enjoy it both ways. We like to stay in one of the large premium pull throughs. The bath house is spotless. Be sure to bring your own groceries when you come as it is a long way to anywhere. There is a nice gift shop and store with limited groceries and ice.

Click here for Georgia State Parks website.

This is one of our favorite campgrounds. Click favorite to read more about it.

Would we come here again? DEFINITELY!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Harvest Moon RV Park Adairsville, GA Site 18 11/12/2008

Harvest Moon RV Park Site 18
This park is big rig friendly and convenient to I-75 north of Atlanta. Even though this campground is in an urban setting it was very quiet. The owner was helpful and even had free popcorn for us when we checked in. A good place for an overnight stop.

Click Harvest Moon RV Park for their website.

Would we stay here again? YES

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cave Country RV Park Cave City, KY 11/10/2008

Cave Country RV Park is a nice big-rig friendly park just off of the interstate. All the sites were large, gravel level pull throughs with full hookups. We stayed here for a visit to Mammoth Cave. It is located about 10 miles from the entrance to the national park and there are several restaurants including a Cracker Barrel within walking distance. The owner was very nice and helpful. Our dog really enjoyed being able to run off leash in the large fenced in dog walk area.

The only negative about this park would be the train track that runs right behind the park. We like the sound of the train but some people may not enjoy it.

Would we stay here again? YES

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kentucky Horse Park Lexington, KY Site 159 11/6/08

The Kentucky Horse Park Campground is a beautiful state park just north of Lexington. Our site was a level, paved back in with a huge grassy area behind the site. The sites have water and electric, with no sewer at the site but there are two dump stations. After November 1 there is no water at the site so we only had electric while we were there. The laundry room and bath houses were very clean.

Would we stay here again? YES

River Plantation RV Park, Sevierville, TN Site 430 11/4/2008

River Plantation is a very nice park located close to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlenburg. It is easy to get to from I-40. All the sites were big-rig friendly - long and wide. Our full hookup site was on the river with a fire ring and picnic table. The laundry room was clean. I would highly recommend this park if you are planning a trip to this area.

Would we stay here again? YES

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pine Grove Campground Roebuck, SC Site 33 11/3/08

Pine Grove Campground is convient to I-26 and Spartanburg. Our site was a large, level, paved site with full hookups with WIFI, no cable available. This is a very clean, well maintained park. The owner was very nice and helpful. There is a Food Lion close to the park. A good place to stay for an overnight stop.

Would we stay here again? YES

Blythe Island Regional Park Site 45 11/2/08

Blythe Island Regional Park is very convenient to I-95 near Brunswick, GA. Just a few minutes off the interstate and you are in a beautiful wooded park with a pond and nature trails. We had a large, wooded fairly level pull through with full hookups including cable and free WIFI. The bath houses and laundry room were clean and well maintained.

Would we stay here again? YES

Crooked River State Park, St. Mary's, GA Site 9 10/27/2008

Crooked River is a really pretty state park located on the river. Our site was a large, level pull through with water and electric. The site was all grass with a picnic table. Reservations through the Georgia State Park system are not site specific. You pick which site you want when you arrive. The park is a short drive from I-95 and close to restaurants and shopping. We love to stay at Georgia State Parks. We were here only one night and wished we could stay longer.

Would we stay here again? YES!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hart State Park, Hartwell, GA Site 15 6/29/08

We stayed in one of the lakefront premium pull through sites with water and electric. The site was very large and level. We had our own balcony and a path to the lake. The park is located close to the town of Hartwell where there are grocery stores and a Wal Mart.

Would we stay here again? YES, we are already planning another trip.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Fancy Gap KOA, Fancy Gap, VA Site 43 6/26/08

The Fancy Gap KOA was formarly called the Fox Trail Campground. It became a KOA in 2007. The campground is located near mile marker 200 of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The campsites are all unique. Some have a balcony area, some have steps up to a private patio area. Ours was a back in with steps up to the patio area with fire pit. The site was fairly level and wide enough for slides. The campground host escorted us to the site and helped us get backed in. There is a nice laundry, game room, and a pool. We had WiFi at the site.
Would we stay here again? YES

Walnut Hills Campground, Staunton, VA Site 67 6/23/08

We loved this campground! The full hook up pull through sites are located on top of a hill overlooking a pond. We had the front part of a tandem pull through. The sites are level, gravel and wide enough for slide outs. We had a nice breeze the whole time. The management was very friendly and helpful. There was a nice laundry within walking distance of our campsite. The bathrooms were very clean. We had a strong WiFi signal at our site. The campground is located about a 20 minute drive from the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. It is close to Staunton where there is a Wal Mart, grocery store and other shopping. On the way to the Blue Ridge Parkway are other stores and restaurants.
Would we stay here again? DEFINITELY!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

KOA Harpers Ferry, WV 6/19/08

This is a very popular KOA with resort amenities. There is a huge outdoor pool, game room, exercise room, and meeting facilities. There are a lot of RV campsites, tent sites and cabins. Make reservations if you want to be here on a weekend - it was just about full when we were here. The closest shopping is about 7 miles away in Charlestown, WV with a Wal Mart, Food Lion and fast food. The campground had a very large and nice laundry. We had WiFi at our site.
Would we stay here again? YES

Ferryboat Campsites, Liverpool, PA 6/17/08

Waterfront campsites on the Susquehanna River with an operating ferry. Large back-in sites on the river or pull throughs with water views. A nice campground right on US35. We stayed during the week and there were plenty of sites available. It seems to be a very popular weekend destination.
Would we stay here again? YES

Golden Hill State Park, Barker, NY 6/15/08

This park is a well kept secret and I hesitate to write about it. We loved this park! There are long, level waterfront pull through sites with water and electric. Some of the sites even have a lighthouse view.
Would we stay here again? YES YES YES YES

Niagara Falls KOA, Ontario 6/12/08

There are plenty of long pull through sites for big rigs. The site was fairly level with some shade. This KOA had lots of amenities - 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, 2 hot tubs and a sauna, and playgrounds. We chose this campground because of the convenience to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. It is also easy to get to the American side of Niagara Falls from here. There are restaurants in the area and a Wal Mart close by. There is a nice laundry on site and the rest rooms were very clean. WiFi at site.
Would we stay here again? YES

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lakeport State Park, Lakeport, MI 6/11/08

We had a back in site close to Lake Heron. The pad was paved. The site was wide and shady. It was a short walk on a nice path to Lake Huron. The sites are electric only.

Would we stay here again? YES

Friday, June 13, 2008

Muskegon State Park, North Muskegon, MI 6/9/08 - 6/10/08

This popular Michigan State park has two campgrounds - the Lake Michigan campground and the Channel campground. We stayed in the Channel campground on the channel connecting Lake Michigan and Lake Muskegon. The sites are electric only level paved pads. Water spigots are located throughout the campground but cannot be used to fill your fresh water tank. Be sure to fill your fresh water tank at the sanitary station before setting up camp. We had a long pull through site close to the channel. Sites 8 and 9 are long pull throughs and very wide. The campground is wooded with lots of shade. The bath houses were very clean.

We made the reservations by phone with the Michigan State Parks. Reservations are site specific. You can go to their website for campground maps and site descriptions.

The State Park is located about 6 or 7 miles from the town of North Muskegon where there are grocery stores, a pharmacy, and a gas station with diesel.

Would we stay here again? YES, YES, YES

Elkhart Campground, Elkhart, Indiana 6/8/08

Elkhart, Indiana is a popular area for RV'ers with many RV manufacturers and service centers in the area. This large park had plenty of big pull-through sites. The grass full hookup site was fairly level. There was a very nice laundry room and WiFi at site.
The campground is conveniently located near several restaurants and shopping areas. The manager was very helpful with directions. South Bend and Notre Dame are located about 15 miles away.
Would we stay here again? YES

Sun Valley Campground, Chillicothe, OH 6/6/08 - 6/7/08

We really liked the park and bad weather where we were going helped us decide to spend 2 nights instead of just 1.
This park is located 2 miles off of US 35 just west of Chillicothe. We had a pull through with W/E. The gravel site was level. Henry was able to get the satellite set up.

This small, family owned campground has a pond for swimming and fishing (catch and release). It is located about 6 miles from a Super Wal-Mart in Chillicothe.

Would we stay here again? YES

Pipestem State Park, Pipestem, WV 6/1/08 - 6/5/08

We made Pipestem our home base for exploring southern West Virginia. We had a full hookup site. Yes, there are full hookups in some state parks! The site was a pull through with a fairly level paved pad. The pull through was not very wide or very long and would be a tight fit for rigs much longer than ours. The picnic table was on a gravel pad. The campground is wooded so there is plenty of shade.
Pipestem is a resort park with 2 lodges, indoor pool and a golf course.
Would we stay here again? YES

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Fleetwood RV Racing Camping Resort, Concord, NC - 5/31/08

We spent one night at the Fleetwood RV Racing Camping Resort in Concord, NC. The RV park is located right next to the Lowe's Motor Speedway. We could hear the cars from the driving school driving around the track.

The sites are all gravel with no shade. The sites are long enough for big rigs and wide enough for slides. They are all back-ins and fairly level. The RV park is easy to get to from I-85 and just a little out of the way from I-77. It is convenient to shopping and restaurants.

2010 UPDATE - The name of the campground has changed to Tom Johnson Camping Racing Resort. We stayed here again in May, 2010.

Would we stay here again? YES

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Campground Reviews 2008 and later

We travel in a 35 foot fifth wheel. We are not full-timers but love to spend time on the road with our four year old labrador retriever Blondie. We don't need activities for kids and prefer parks with scenery and peace and quiet whenever possible. These are just our opinions and may differ from other RV'ers. We hope our reviews of campgrounds will be of interest to fellow RV'ers.

Happy camping!