Gary P.


Saint Louis, MO

Joined November 2017

Camper turned RVer

Persimmon Hill Campground

What a great park. Or should I say another great COE park. This is the cleanest park we've seen. Very big rig friendly with large concrete pads with a little extra room for a boat or toad. Great vieas of the lake, which is said to be one of the best crappie lakes in the United States.$20.00 a night for full hook up and the geezer card bring it to$10.00. Can't beat that! Both ATT& Verizon came in strong. Did not try OTA TV. Shower facilities were also great with plenty of hot water and very clean facilities. Although you can hear Hwy 55 on a clear, calm night the route to the park isa bit tricky, as a bridge is out. But should be completed by this spring, I was told. Will definitely return. But keep in mind, we stayed a couple of days and left before the weekend. A quick walk around the park showed almost every site was reserved for the weekend starting Thursday. A popular park and worth it.

Great find

This was one of the better parks on this trip. Most sites are on the water and with great views of the lake. We chose #2 which was great. Site 1 was a good ways away, behind us so to speak, and to our door side was a good expanse of trees & brush. Site #3 was barely visible. There are about 8 sites on the hill away from the water, close together and seem nice for the largest of rigs. Our tablet & phones both showed available park wifi but it was very intermittent and not reliable. We used ATT & Verizon which both worked fine. Easy drive on good roads. Would definetly return.

Waterfront sites

In all fairness we did not even check out the loop away from the water, but the ones on the water were very tight.  There were only 8 of them and we chose the last one, #8. # 7 was right on our bumper, so to speak. Their table, fire ring, were on the wrong side. Pads were concrete and moderately level. Site 1-6 were close together.

We had no ATT nor Verizon, but some OTA TV stations. The park wasn't bad, but coming in from the north the roads were terrible, small and a long ways. The shore line was pretty littered.  For a COE park, this was at the bottom of the scale for us.

Chickasaw State Park

One of the strangest parks we've been to. There are two campground loops. One for trailers/RV's, they call it, and the Wrangler, equesterian. The trailer/RV loop is on the side of a hill. It was amazing the way they got so many half way level sites into this area. Very, very tight. Good thing for us it was booked up and we ended up in the wrangler loop. A nice flat area more suited to larger rigs. Some, as was ours are very,very close together. Most are pretty level and easy access. Ther is no office that we cound find and when we asked a local, his reply was, "You got a reservation, then just got to the site & yur name & date will be on the post. Yup, it was. Pretty good for a night over. Just can't give it a real good rating. Att & Verizon were both workable. OTA TV not so good.

All in all, doubt if we'd go back.

Real nice RV Park with easy access

Real nice RV park orientated toward rigs of all sizes. Easy to navigate the roads, with every site level concrete. ATT & Verizon both worked fine. Wifi & cable included in the price. 10% discount for Good Sam, military & seniors. Right off a hiway (W) and a bit noisey, but all in all a nice park, especially for a night over. Sites are reasonably spaced, many with large trees. Not real far off 55. Would stay here again for a nioght ofer and even an extra night. They also have a dog park area.

Little Girls Point County Park

A true hidden gem! But come prepared. They provide greate sites with terrific views and electricity. That's it. No water. No dump facilities. No fire wood. No store, ice, etc. The price is hard to beat at $20 a night, period. No taxes, entrance fees, reservation fees, none of that. The center for agate huting, better have a good eye & lots of luck. They are there, but few & far between. Still fun to walk the beach and pick up rocks.

Copper Falls State Park

Another nice Wisconsin state park with plenty of privacy on each site. Room between with lots of growies. No cell signals at all, or at least no ATT & very limited intermittant Verizon. Nice trails and beautiful falls. Plenty of big rigs scattered throughout the campground. Roads are nice, but windy. Another very busy park.

Pattison State Park

Very nice, clean park with easy trails. Sites were well spaced with brush/trees between. ATT & Verizon both worked fairly well. One on the nicest night overs we encountered so far. Would return. Big rig friendly with decent roads.

Lake Kegonsa State Park

Nice state park with well spaced sites. Under brush & trees between each site gives plenty of privacy. Some with electric & some without. Also have some double sites for multiple users. Vault toilets dispersed throughout the grounds with one shower house at the campground entrance. All sites are dirt pads. ATT & Verizon both have decent signals. Did not go to the lake, which appears to be a big draw judging by the number of boats at campsites, but could at times hear a lot of boat traffic. Glad we stayed here.

Shady Creek COE Park

Very nice park. Easy to navigate, even with big rigs, which there were planty. Never seen a park where every pad was level like this one. Electric was 30/50 at each site and water was dispersed through out the park, but often too far for a hose to reach. Down side is railroad tracks on one side, which came through at 3:30 am blowing his horns, and the Mississippi on the other, a couple during the night with their loud engines. Although they a neat to watch during the day they can be a nuisance during sleep hours. 

All in all we still very much like this park. With the geezer pass we paid $10 for a primo spot (#14). Would definitley stay here again if in the area.

Prince Gallitzin SP

A huge park and packed to the brim with campers. Even on a Sunday evening. Parkee told me that normal summer get about 90 to 95% capacity, but with Covid they are surpassing that even during the week. Lucky to get a spot.

Fairly level, shaded sites, ours with electricity. ATT & Verizon signal were usable. Big lake for water sports & fishing. Would return again when it is less crowded. Easy to maneuver roads even for larger rigs.

Parker Dam State Park

Real nice park that can get pretty busy on weekends. We arrived on a Thursday and, in advance, reserved one of the few remaining sites. Never used their facilities, but they looked nice. Electric only at our site. Both ATT & Verizon signals weren't bad. Wouldn't try to watch a movie or stream anything though. For the most part the sites were pretty level. Most pretty shaded, and there is also a pet section as well as a full hookup area. The full hookup, as normal are full sun for big rigs.

Coor Forest State Park

Beautiful park with huge pine trees. 235 sites, many with electric. Most seem pretty level and big rig friendly. Good ATT & Verizon cell service. Nice trails and friendly campground hosts.

Swallow Falls State Park

Nice park although the sites we saw weren't very level. The campground map I saw, I believe, said 84 campsites in the park and only 6 electric (& water). Decent cell service although on the low side, bar wise. Beautiful falls and trails.

The campground had modern shower houses, although we did not use them. The park attendees were above standard, if not just down right great! From the young ladies in the registration office to the Ranger, finding us a parking spot for our 26' coach so we could tour the falls. Hats off to them. Super, super!

Pleasant, quiet park

Nice small park with gravel drives/roads and plenty of room for big rigs. All sites level with partial shade. Open, but with plently of space between sites. The trails are nice and very sceinic. No cell service at all, nor OTA TV. Water is available in the campground at various spots. Day use is busy, but campground is pleasantly quiet. Would stay here again.

Real nice park. Clean, modern & fairly well spaced sites.

Although the sites ar fairly well spaced some are on top of one another, especially on a covid pcked Friday night. We only stayed as a night over and did not use any facilities. The place was packed and as with any large overcrowded park too many of them left their manners & common sense at home.

The park has a lot to off with trails, swimming and a beautiful lodge with good food. (Last time we were there as we did nod eat there this time.) Our site #123 was shaded and level

Can accomandate large rigs, but more so for tenters and smaller units. We would stay here again.

Brown County State Park

Not a bad park. No paved sites. Built on ridges, so all sites have a slope of some sorts.

$9 non-resident entrance fee plus $30 (and taxes). For a Thursday night the place was filling up fast for the weekend. ATT & Verizon signals were weak, but usable. Did not use the facilities, so no comment on them.

Would return for a night over, but certainly not a destination.

Patoka Lake State Park

Pretty nice park with a ton of sites. From a good size circles in open areas to more private sites along the ridges. Nice paves sites with electric. Water was turned off when we were there. Don't know if it's permanent thing or because of the just opening. Fair Att & Verizon, but no OTA TV.

$23 a night plus tazes & an our of state entrance fee of $9.

We lucked out and made reservations a couple of days prior to arriving, cause the place was full. SOLD OUT. Guess all the virus escapees were out for some fresh air and some space. All in all not a bad park and probably would return. But not on the weekend. The large lake draws a ton of people.

Terrific State Park

Will definitely stay here again. Not that far off the interstate 70 and a great campground. Level sites with growies between sites. Cell signal is off and on, but got us through. Pulled in on a Saturday in June and have available sites. $20 per night isn't bad for a nice campground with nice showers and facilities.

Good hikes & sighte

Nice caves & trails, but the campground is not best. Kentucky's sharing power poles make finding a level site with reachable power even tougher. Weekends are crazy crowded. Staff is friendly. Would never attempt to stay here without a reservaton.