Sunday, January 30, 2011

1/15/2011 St. Joseph Peninsula State Park Site 102 Port St. Joe, FL

Site 102 Shady Pines Campground
Our site at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park was one of the few paved sites in the Shady Pines Campground. We had water and electric, a picnic table and fire pit. The site was just a few steps from the bathhouse and the path to the beach was across the road from our site. The sites are wide with trees and shrubs between most of the sites. The state park is located at the end of St. Joseph Peninsula which is located between Panama City and Apalachicola. The beach is a beautiful white sand beach with huge sand dunes. We saw deer in the park and lots of shore birds in St. Joseph Bay. The campground was not crowded when we were there.  There is a marina with a boat launch in the park. There are also hiking trails. There is another campground in the park which does not have as many trees.

Site 103 Shady Pines Campground
UPDATE: We returned in December, 2011 to site 103 in the Shady Pines Campground. Both campgrounds were almost full over New Year's weekend but most people left after the holiday. Even during the holiday weekend the beach was not crowded.

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

Click St. Joseph Peninsula State Park for their website.

Would we go here again? YES

1/9/2011 Little Ocmulgee State Park Site 12 Helena, GA

Little Ocmulgee State Park is a beautiful state park located on US Highway 441 about a mile north of McRae. Our site had a large, level gravel pad with water and electric, a picnic table and fire pit. There is a lodge, restaurant, lake, and golf course in the park.

Click Little Ocmulgee State Park for their website.

Would we stay here again? YES

6/25/2010 Calhoun KOA Site 43 Calhoun, GA

We stopped at the Calhoun KOA just off of I-75. Our site was dirt with full hookups. The campground had a pool, playground, a nice covered picnic area for groups, and a new looking building for meetings. We were there over the weekend and the campground was pretty crowded. It seemed to be a popular place for groups. The campground looked like it was once very nice but was a little run down when we were there. The campsites were very close together. This park could be very nice with a little TLC.

Would we stay here again? Maybe

6/23/2010 Old Stone Fort SP Site 4 Manchester, TN

We spent 2 nights at Old Stone Fort State Archaeological State Park located just off of I-24. We had a large back in site with water and electric. Our site was packed dirt and we backed right up to the woods. This state park does not take reservations. There is an interesting museum in the park and a nice trail along the Duck River with waterfalls. It was very quiet and peaceful when we were there.

 Click Old Stone Fort State Park for their website.

For more information about Tennessee State Parks, click here

Would we stay here again? YES

6/21/2010 South Sandusky COE Site 139 Sesser, IL

South Sandusky is a very nice Corps of Engineers Park on Rend Lake off of I-57 in Illinois. We had one of the few full hookup sites with a paved pad and picnic table. It was a short walk to the lake from our site. We did not use the bath houses or do any shopping in the area so we can't comment on that. We spent 2 nights and enjoyed our stay.

You can find more information about Corps of Engineers Parks here

Would we stay here again? YES

6/20/10 Tin Cup RV Park Site 48 Mahomet, IL

We used Tin Cup as an overnight stop. It is located just off of I-74. We had a large grassy site with full hookups. The park is clean and well maintained and we would recommend it for an overnight stop. We didn't explore the area at all so I can't comment on nearby shopping.

Click Tin Cup RV Park for their website.

Would we stay here again? YES

6/18/10 Viking Village RV Park Site 7 Stoughton, WI

We had a large, grassy back in site with full hookups. The Viking Village RV Park is located off of I-39 near the town of Staughton, Wisconsin. The park has a pool, playground, putt putt golf, and a large grassy area. There is shopping available in Staughton. It was peaceful and quiet while we were there and we enjoyed our stay.

Click Viking Village RV Park for their website.

Would we stay here again? YES

6/10/2010 St. Paul East RV Park Site 48 Woodbury, MN

We used St. Paul East RV Park as our home base to visit family in the St. Paul area. The park is family run and well kept. We had a large pull through, gravel site with picnic table and fire pit. Our site had full hookups. WIFI was available at the office. There is a heated pool, a playground, and a nice laundry. There is also a large grassy area that is great for walking your dog. The park is conveniently located just off of I-94 east of St. Paul. There is lots of shopping and restaurants nearby including a Walmart, Trader Joe's, and many others. It is an easy drive to the Mall of America or to St. Paul. The owners are very nice and friendly. The park has a security gate and strict rules about visitors. Check with the park to see when they open for the season. Their website is

Would we stay here again? YES