RVParking.com User Profile: Webervn
“Leafy and Green” for McCormick's Creek State Park2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
This state park is just 15 miles NW of Bloomington Indiana. It’s a scenic, leafy park deep in the hardwoods of the region and the CG is heavily wooded as well. The roads are good and the CG is easily accessible. Sites are mostly back in, level, and gravel with electric. Note, there are no water hook ups per site, just spigots throughout the CG. The other minor downside is campfire smoke tends to linger in the CG. I suspect due to the heavy woods and topographic location. Bathhouses are kept clean and sites are reserve-able. Verizon and AT&T signal strength is good.
Fees vary by the day of the week.Date of Stay: September, 2008Rate Paid: $
“Great View at the Great Outdoors!” for The Great Outdoors RV Resort1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
The park is elevated in the foothills above the valley and US 441 and has a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. There are many good things to say about this park besides the grand view and many amenities for both individual campers and groups. Exceptionally clean grounds, nice landscape, level but gravel sites. Nice office with supplies inside, bbq grill available with tables/chairs and rockers outside. It has a small gym, and a nice size meeting room for those group occasions. Staff is friendly and there are some restrictions and extra fees for extra people etc. AT&T and Verizon available.
Some of the CG’s in the area are tight and not really suitable for the larger rigs, but this one has none of that. It features easy access from 441 with plenty of negotiating room and just 4 or 5 miles outside of Franklin. Good Sam member.Date of Stay: May, 2009Rate Paid: $32.95
“Smoky Mountain Hideaway Campground” for Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
We use Mama Gerties as a stopover between the Eastern seaboard and our home in middle Tennessee. It’s located about 12 miles from Asheville NC which would make an ideal “home base” while visiting the area. It is a very clean park with friendly staff and all the sites are level but, that is the only thing level with this campground. It’s built on a slope up in the mountains and from I-40 it’s up hill all the way. I would not recommend this park for someone with disabilities.
The air is cool and fresh, little need for AC, and it has fire rings to sit around in the cool evenings. It’s nestled in typical Smoky mountain foliage of hardwood trees and rhododendrons. I imagine this would be a spectacular park to stay at for the fall colors! The office/bathhouse/laundry building at the entrance also has a nice covered porch with Adirondack chairs and a lovely mountain view. This is a 5 star park with a 3 star location (steep grade) so I’ve given it 4 stars.
Full hookup 50 amp $40.00
Full hookup 30 amp $35.00
Tent and cabins also available.Date of Stay: April, 2011Rate Paid: $35.00
“Perfect!” for Ocean Waves Campground1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
Relatively cozy campground with just one main road and a small loop. It’s located on a narrow piece of property edged between Hwy 12 and the Atlantic Ocean. There are some shady sites mid way in the CG but the closer you get to the beach, the more open the site. Nice clean bathhouses (though tight) swimming pool, wash house, camp store and WIFI. The owners are very friendly and the CG has a relaxed air about it. Each site has a 2,000 sq. foot level concrete pad. And to get to the beach you simply walk through the dunes and there you are! I highly recommend this campground over others in the Rodanthe, Waves area of OBX. It is less expensive, good beach access, smaller, and every site has more space than the two other mega campgrounds up the road. Plan ahead, this one stays booked! Ocean Waves has 68 sites, 62 are full hook up.Date of Stay: March, 2011Rate Paid: $37.00
“Willow Grove CG on Dale Hollow Lake” for Willow Grove Campground (Dale Hollow Lake)1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
If you are looking for a true white knuckle driving adventure, drive to this out of the way campground! You’ll travel through hills and dales and have to negotiate a few blind hair pin turns on a narrow winding road with no shoulders and few guard rails. Once you arrive, have a cold one and take in the scenery of the Cumberland Plateau on the Tennessee, Kentucky border. Beautiful! Dale Hollow lake is deep and very clear. You’ll likely see scuba divers along with the boaters.
The campground is very hilly but has level graveled pads. Not a choice biking area. The sites all sit up above the lake line but the views are very nice. Clean bathhouses. This CG is near a large marina which with well stocked provisions and fishing supplies. They also rent pontoon and fishing boats. I do not recall if there is cell phone coverage or not.Date of Stay: March, 2011Rate Paid: $17.00
“Scenic Campground” for Defeated Creek COE1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
Defeated Creek is an Army Corps campground located on Cordell Hull Lake near Carthage TN. This CG is on the scenic Cumberland Plateau nestled in lush hills on a deep water lake. The CG is relatively level and primarily open with a dabbling of shade trees throughout the park. The sites are spacious so you never feel like you are sitting at your neighbors S‘more party. Quite a few are full hook up and most are level with many lake front sites and all but a couple of dozen have lake view. This is a quiet, well maintained campground about an hour’s drive from Nashville. There are two boat ramps and a marina with fishing supplies etc. including jet skis pontoon and fishing boat rentals. There is a restaurant next door and a stage where they occasionally feature music on summer weekends.
The CG is somewhat remote so does not have a lot of area activities but is a great campground for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surrounding scenery.Date of Stay: March, 2011Rate Paid: $26.00
“It'll do in a pinch!” for Peach Queen Campground1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
Location is prime for that stop over on I-65 between Birmingham and Montgomery AL. Almost all sites are pull through with full hookup and 50 amp. Inexpensive and truck island diesel right around the corner. Nice owners though the place is pretty thread bare and is not maintained very well.Date of Stay: March, 2011Rate Paid: $25.00
“Perfect Family CG” for Piney Campground1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
This campground is located on Kentucky Lake which is one of the two lakes that make Land Between the Lakes (LBL). It is a large spacious campground and you will not feel like somebody is sitting on top of your site. It offers sites that are shady, sunny, wooded, or right next to the lake...something for everyone! It has a variety of CG loops, non electric, electric, and one small full hook up loop. There are common spigots for water on All loops other than the full hook up, but no water per site. Also note, only the full hook up loop (Dogwood) has 50 amp service. Plenty of bathhouses with washer/dryers, two boat ramps, good fishing, sandy beach, playgrounds and a great common ground area with basketball courts, a baseball field and a pavilion used for organized crafts for kids and bluegrass music through the summer months. This is a enclosed campground and there is no through traffic or day use area. It has a dump station and camp store with bike rentals and sporting equipment available. It also has a paved bike trail through the woods.
Area wise, LBL offers a LOT of activities throughout the 40+ miles of federal park land with plenty to see and do in the area.
Verizon is strong, AT&T is spotty.
Day rate varies according to ammenity. I'm posting the rate for the electric sites.Date of Stay: March, 2011Rate Paid: $18.00
“The Ritz of State Park Campgrounds” for Topsail Hill Preserve State Park1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
Topsail Hill Peserve SP is a premier camping destination in the NW region of Florida. This CG has it all, large level concrete pads, landscaped privacy, full hook ups on every site, pool, shuffle board, an hourly shuttle to the beach, hiking trails and more. The campground is about a mile from the beach but is an easy bike ride or take the shuttle. There is a bath house by the boardwalk and about 3 miles of dunes, sand and ocean. Destin is to the west but too far away to feel crowded. The one tiny drawback is they do NOT allow campfires at this park. This is a very mainicured campground and top notch in every way.Date of Stay: March, 2010Rate Paid: $42.00
“Old Florida State Park” for St. Joseph Peninsula State Park2 out of 3 people found this review helpful
If you want an "old Florida" state park vacation, this is the one! 2 camping loops, Gulf Breeze (GB) and Shady Pines (SP). We have a 29' TT and Shady Pines is not the loop for us as it is tight with a lot of trees close to the very narrow road. The GB loop is much more to our liking as it is right over the dune from the beach and while more open also much easier to maneuver in. Though there are some real stinker campsites that our TT will not fit into, so plan ahead, do the research and get the site that is right for your rig!
If you are looking for a throwback State Park, this is the one for you! It is very close to the Gulf and isolated yet not too far away from Port St Joe or even better Apalachicola. The fishing is very good, there is a dump station and the bath houses are well maintained. It harkens back to simpler times.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $24.00