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“It's on the Strip!” for Las Vegas/Circus Circus KOA1 out of 3 people found this review helpful
The reason to stay here is because it's on the strip. This is a clean and well maintained park, with access to the amenities of Circus Circus. The staff was very friendly.
The downsides are:
- It is a big parking lot with hook-ups. Don't expect landscaping, shade or anything resembling green.
- In our opinion, there were not enough restrooms and showers for the number of spaces.
- It's on the north end of the strip and quite a walk to the popular south end.
The price is steep, and likely more expensive than you can find a last minute hotel deal. But if you want to stay on the strip, this is your only option. In the future, we'll probably check out other nearby RV resorts that are cheaper and offer shuttle service to the strip.Date of Stay: August, 2008Rate Paid: $55.00
“Another Yuma Park” for Araby Acres RV Resort
We randomly selected this park when we bought our new (to us) vintage bus in Yuma. Yuma is covered in similar parks, and they really all kinda look the same. This one just happened to be closet to where we were.
The park is owned by Encore, and the summer staff was super friendly (even if a bit slow). They allowed us to take care of a lot of stuff while we were in the park, like getting our new rig detailed and serviced. In fact, two or our neighbors got their rigs painted while we were there.
Most of the park is single wide affixed homes, and there are some scattered RV spots.
They do have a very nice salt water pool & spa, which we used daily to beat the heat before bed time. The bath houses were clean and nice.
The price for this park does seem higher than others in the area, and had we felt safe moving our rig on 20 year old tires, we may have switched to a neighboring park. Our rate reflects our Passport America discount, which is good for one week during the summer months.
Both Verizon and AT&T had solid 3G signal.Date of Stay: June, 2011Rate Paid: $28.00
“All about the location” for Timberlane Campground
This park is all about the location - it's the closet to Philadelphia. And there's not much else available in the area. It is well maintained - sites and facilities appear to be cleaned regularly. There are activities to be done on site, if you're into that sort of thing.
The sites are decently spread out, but a bit on top of each other. When we were here, it wasn't full - so they spaced out the rigs nicely. Would imagine that if it was full, it wouldn't feel as spacious.
The front section is tighter and more geared towards short term patrons, and not nearly as shaded. The back part is more scenic, shaded and seems to be where they place the longer term stays and big rigs. The pond, which is quite lovely, is a nice view from many of the back spots.
This is a private park, and they have a list of rules that out numbers their amenities. It made us feel a bit like children being reprimanded by what they will not tolerate.
There is also evidence that they're not as trusting of their short term tenants, as evidenced by the differences in the front bath house versus the rear. In the front bathhouse, all of the showers are controlled by a single push button that delivers a timed spray of water with no say in temperature (it's just above luke warm). It ironic thing is.. I ended up using more water for my shower than I would normally, because I had to wait for a water cycle to end! Their sink faucets are similarly on timers, making brushing teeth difficult.
But in the rear bathhouse, the showers are on standard controls.
The wifi did work fine (they say its park wide and we had no difficulty getting it at our site).
All and all.. not a bad place to say. But way too pricey for what is offered. The below rate reflects a 10% AAA cash discount.Date of Stay: May, 2011Rate Paid: $38.00
“Lovely Shaded Park” for Tuckahoe State Park
A very peaceful and lovely park not too far outside of the hectic pace of the DC area. All of the spots on the electric loop are very well spaced out and shaded. You hardly notice your neighbors next door.
The bathhouse is large, and was under construction when we were there - converting one of the showers. It'll be very nice when it's completed.
All spots have electric, but no water. There are spigots located throughout the loop for filling bottles and such.
A bit pricey for electric only, but for the area... suppose it's reasonable.
Fairly decent AT&T 3G signal, but Verizon wasn't doing so great.Date of Stay: May, 2011Rate Paid: $31.00
“Beautiful and Peaceful!” for Brunswick Family Campground
This little campground sits in between the Potomoc River and C&O canal, and many of the sites are riverfront. It's run by the adorable city of Brunswick and was formerly an airstrip. Many shade trees and plenty of walking. There's also a boat ramp.
A downside for some might be the railroad station across the way, as there is constant sounds of trains stopping and starting (personally, we like this). There's a train museum in town.
Kinda difficult to find, as its not well marked - follow A Street across the rail road tracks, and you'll eventually find a sign towards to the campground. You'll go along the old canal towpath for a while before you reach the park.
A very solid 3G signal on both AT&T and Verizon and scenic views. They offer a 15% discount for local residents, RV club members and handicap folks. Rates are higher on the weekends, and the campground is only open from April - November.
All and all.. a quaint park in a quaint town. A beautiful experience.Date of Stay: May, 2011Rate Paid: $24.25
“Eh... It'll Do” for Paradise Lakes Family Campground
Stopped in here at the advice of a local for a night. Can't say we were terribly impressed. The staff checking us in was a bit short and rude, and really didn't do much to address our needs, so we ended up in a full hook-up site, when water/electric would have done it for us.
Could find no evidence of wifi being available at our campsite, so that was a disappointment. Most of the caps on the sewer hook-ups were missing, leaving them fully exposed. The bathhouse seemed way too small for the area it was in (next to the tent area), and was a bit run down. Not to mention, the ladies room was *very* pink. Also, none of the sites have a private or in nature feel.. they're just sorta lined up next to each other in scattered areas.
But, for a night - it did the job. Way overpriced for what it is.
AT&T had a weak Edge signal, and Verizon had solid 3G.Date of Stay: May, 2011Rate Paid: $33.50
“Serendipity's Beacon” for Holly Bluff Family Campground
Our RV broke down across the street, and we saw the sign for this place. We got things fixed up and pulled across the road to arrive to some of the friendliest and most helpful people. Our alternator was going out, and they offered to give us a jump in the morning to get us back on the road and into Asheboro to a mechanic.
This campground is absolutely adorable - large shaded sites with full hook-ups and many sites with gorgeous bluff views. Very peaceful.
There is free wifi that works, and seems to be well spread parkwide. AT&T has a strong Edge signal here.Date of Stay: May, 2011Rate Paid: $28.00
“Perfect Highway Break!” for Silver Lake Campground - Withlacooche State Forest3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
Perfectly located just off the exit for Brooksville off of I-75, this is a great spot to stop for the night! All of the spaces are nicely spread out and most shaded, there is electrical & water hook-ups and many of the sites of a water view of Silver Lake.
A rails to trails walking/bike path runs near by. The biggest draw back is that it's located almost underneath I-75, so you do hear highway sounds all the time. It's not bad, but while it looks like nature surrounding you - it doesn't sound like it.
Also, due to state budget cutbacks, the gatehouse is closed (so it's all self checkin and honor system) and the campsites were in need of cleaning. Ours had quite a bit of trash on it.
We had a solid 3G signal on AT&T & Verizon.Date of Stay: April, 2011Rate Paid: $20.00
“Get Away!” for Wekiwa Springs State Park
A lovely Florida State Park to get away to, while still staying close to town.
The campground is two loops, with most sites well shaded. There is decent space between each site and each site is generous in size, providing good privacy. The bathhouses are well maintained and modern, and centrally located.
Hiking trails come right up to the campground, and you can easily walk a mile to the swimming springs and canoe rentals.
At the campground, we received a strong 3G AT&T signal, but it was spotty throughout the rest of the park.Date of Stay: April, 2011Rate Paid: $24.00
“Some Improvements, A lot of worsening” for Treasure Island RV Park4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
We first stayed here about 2 years ago, attracted to the location and ease of getting around the Bay Area from this park - due to its proximity to BART. When we returned for a longer stay in the Bay Area again, it was our top choice.
Apparently, when you stay here for a month or shorter, you're charged their short term rates. So the monthly rate was $150 more than if we paid last time for our longer stay . However, it was inclusive of electricity (no way we use that much). Also, the sites for big rigs and the tiny sites for rigs like ours - all pay the same rate. Kinda frustrating. The short term sites are along the main road through the park - easy to get in and out of, but a lot of traffic constantly going right by your door, which also lessens your sense of privacy. There are multiple speed bumps, which mean you're constantly hearing trucks and cars slowing down, rattling as they go over and then speeding up.
The park management told us they had been given a blank check from the owner to make improvements. There was new landscaping and asphalt since we were last here - which made the park look slightly better. They are apparently close to breaking ground on constructing a new bath house too.
Which they dearly need. The main bath house that short term stay tenants utilizes is beyond its last leg. When we arrived, there were only two working showers in the lady's room. Within a week, one of them had broken (the showerhead only dribbled). By the time we left 3 weeks later - it still hadn't been fixed. 1 shower for everyone is unacceptable. (Sure, if you have a full size bath in your rig, you probably don't need it. But for us, part of why we pay for parking is for use of a 'real' shower - as otherwise, we could just boondock and dump occasionally.)
This park is still a great location. And if they paid any attention to the existing facilities and/or actually build the new bathhouse - it'll again regain our higher rating. But for now, afraid we have to downgrade it.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $25.83