Lakeside Landing is located on a pretty lake convenient to I-20 east of Birmingham, AL. It's a good place for an overnight stop. Our site was a gravel pull through with full hookups and free WI-FI. We only stopped for overnight so we didn't get to explore the area. The campground is large with plenty of empty spaces during the week. Click here for their website.
Tom Sawyer's RV Park is right on the Mississippi River in West Memphis, AR. The park is easy to get to from I-40 and is a good overnight stop. We had a large level pull through gravel site with free WI-FI at the site. We were able to get DirecTV Satellite tv. This is the only campground we have been to that has a separate section for Fifth-Wheels. The sites are set up so that the rear of the fifth-wheel faces the Mississippi River. We enjoyed relaxing at our site watching the barges go down the river. There is a path along the river with benches .
Tom Sawyer's is the only campground we have been to with FREE LAUNDRY! There were four brand new front loading washers and dryers. Click here for their website.
AMENITIES: Mississippi River, free laundry, free WI-FI, full hookups
Springhill COE campground is located near Ft. Smith, Arkansas on the Arkansas River near the lock and dam. We had a large back in site with water and electric. We could walk to the river from the campsite and see the lock and dam. There is a mountain bike trail behind our campsite which runs along the river. The Ft. Smith National Monument is a short drive from the campground. There is lots of shopping in Ft. Smith.
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We stayed at Wildwood Acres to attend a football game at Oklahoma State University. The campground is located close to Stillwater and the OSU campus. We had a full hookup gravel site with free WI-FI and were able to get DirecTV Satellite tv. The sites are side by side hookups and pretty close together. There were several full time rigs at the park.
Table Rock State Park Is a beautiful state park convenient to Branson, Missouri. Our site was a paved, level back in site with full hookups. The bath house was clean and there was a small laundry. We enjoyed the paved walkway along the lake. The campground is a short drive from all the Branson attractions and from plenty of shopping. We found a McDonald's for WI-FI access.
Harry Truman State Park is located on Harry Truman Lake near Warsaw, MO. We were there during the week and there were lots of empty sites. We had a large, paved back in site with electric only. There are water spigots located through out the park. Our site was close to a spigot so we were able to fill our fresh water tank with a long hose. The dump station is located on the way out of the campground.
There are hiking trails, boat ramps, and swimming areas in the park. Wal Mart and other stores are a short drive away. We were able to find a McDonald's for WI-FI access.
AMENITIES: Lake, boat ramp, fishing, swimming, hiking trails.
Winterset City Campground in located in the town of Winterset, Iowa next to a nice city park. The park is located south of Des Moines close to I-80 and I-35. Sites are not reservable during the week. There were plenty of sites to choose from when we arrived on a Sunday afternoon. We had a long gravel back in site with full hookups. We were able to get DirecTV Satellite tv. There is no WI-FI or laundry at the campground, however, there is a laundry in town and free WI-FI available at the library.
Winterset is the home of the Bridges of Madison County and is John Wayne's birthplace. There is a city park next to the campground with one of the bridges. We spent a day driving through the county touring the bridges, and enjoyed the tour of John Wayne's birthplace.
Grant River COE campground is located on the Mississippi River in Potosi, Wisconsin not too far from Dubuque, Iowa. We had a paved, back in site with electric only. Water spigots are scattered throughout the campground. With a long hose you can fill your water tank from the spigot. We were able to get DirectTV Satellite tv.
This is a very popular park and was full when we were there. The park has some sites that can be reserved and some non reservable that are first-come first-served. We had one of the last non reservable sites. Petosi is a very small town with a brewery and nice restaurant. It is the catfish capital of Wisconsin. There is a small grocery store in Petosi. Wal Mart and other grocery stores are in nearby Dubuque.
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Mark Twain Cave and Campground is located in Hannibal, MO with 2 caves on the property. We had a level, gravel pull through site with full hookups and free WI-FI. We were able to get DivecTV Satellite tv. There is a small laundry room and the bath houses were clean. The staff was very nice and helpful. There are a lot of interesting things to do in Hannibal including touring one of the caves, the Mark Twain home and museum, taking a riverboat cruise, and climbing the steps to the lighthouse. There is a nice fenced in dog park in town.
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The Casino Queen RV park is located in East St. Louis, IL across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO. Our site was a paved, pull through full hookup site. You can see the arch from the campground. The campground is part of the Casino Queen Casino and is walking distance to the casino and to a Metro Link stop. If you don't want to walk security will give you a ride.
Canal Campground is a large, Corps of Engineers park located on Lake Barkley in the Land Between the Lakes. Our site was a large, level back in site with water and electric. The dump station is easy to get to on the way out of the park. We were able to get DirecTV Satellite tv. We had a nice view of the lake. The bath houses were clean. The campground is easy to get to from I-24 and very convenient to the scenic drive through the Land Between the Lakes. There is a grocery store in Grand Rivers and a Wal Mart and other grocery stores located in nearby towns.
UPDATE ON CANAL CAMPGROUND: We returned to Canal on June 22, 2011. We were in site 45, a long, wide, paved back in site with water and electric. There was lots of room between the sites. Site 45 has lots of trees and shade.
Seven Points is a very popular Corps of Engineers park in Hermitage near Nashville, Tennessee. Our site was a long, level, back in site with lots of room between us and the next campsite. Sites are water and electric only. Our site was one of the many waterfront sites in the park. The dump station is easy to get to on the way out of the park. We were able to get DirecTV Satellite tv.
Springlake RV Resort is located on a small lake in Crossville, TN. Our site was a level, gravel back in with full hookups and free WI-FI. We were able to get DirecTV satellite. A swing and charcoal grill were nice bonuses at the site. There was a nice laundry room and the bath houses were very clean. The owners were very nice and helpful. We enjoyed watching the ducks on the lake. The campground is located close to I-40 and is a good place for an overnight stop.
Campfire Lodgings is a beautiful campground with RV sites, tent sites, and Yurts. We stayed in one of the premium sites with a beautiful mountain view. Our site was a paved, back in site with full hookups. The picnic table had backs on the benches - very nice - and was on a paved slab. We were able to get DirecTV satellite. The bath house was very clean and the laundry was nice. The owners were great and helped us out with information about the area. We had free WI-FI
at the site.
The campground is located at the end of a narrow mountain road on top of a mountain. There are other RV sites available without the spectacular view. There are hiking trails throughout the campground with tent sites tucked back in the woods. The Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway are just a short drive away. There are gas stations and a grocery store close by also.