Jeremy H.

Lehi, UT

Joined June 2019

Avid photographer, traveler, family man.

Perfect for a Memphis stay

We aren’t too enamored with Elvis but this was a nice RV park with a good value just outside of Memphis. If you are Elvis fans then you will love the proximity to Graceland. For us we enjoyed the pavilion, pool, basketball hoop, playground, showers, and other amenities. The highlight of our stay here, however, was the opportunity to take a free pink Cadillac limo ride to Marlowe’s for superb BBQ. Our children loved this opportunity. Next time we are in Memphis we will certainly be back here!

Loud trains all night

This is a terrible campground unless you like subpar amenities, noisy trains, and nearly nothing to do. Not my idea of a good camping experience.

Good for free camping

Not much out here but you’ll likely see a hawk or a Golden Eagle. You will have to put up with crazy OHVers and drunk partiers in some spots but there are a lot of places to go with a few pit toilets spread about.

This is the desert and there is no water so come prepared. Please leave no trace and clean up after yourself.

Closed loop biking

What a great campground!! This is away from the craziness of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It puts you back into the outdoors as the National Parks should be. The campground is beautiful and on certain days they close off the loop of Cades Cove for bicycles to be able to ride. At the store near the campground they rent bikes for a reasonable rate. We took the entire family on the loop bike ride. This was so much fun.

Fun Park Near Charleston

If we had more time then we would have stayed longer to enjoy the lake and more. We pulled in late in the afternoon and then headed right into the city. There were a few sites remaining when we got there but virtually no one in the back lot tent area. They have a large tent only area and big parking area. They could do something to cater to van campers with their big lot out back. The showers were nice and they had a nice park and splash pad next to the pond. They have a nice game room, some yard games, and other amenities. Hookups at all the sites except for the tent area.

Save Money Near the Beach

The location of this campground was perfect. We were walking distance to the beautiful beaches and pier of Panama Beach. There are a lot fun activities here. They have basketball courts, two swimming pools, laundry, store, fishing (no license necessary), shuffleboard, playground, volleyball and more. It is also close to a miniature golf course and water park. It was a great way for us to save some money while staying so close to the beach.

The drawbacks are that there are often locals that come to use the pools and that is not policed. They don’t clean up the trash very well around the campground and there are no restaurants or stores nearby.

The Gem of Oklahoma

When we were traveling the southeast last summer we found no better camping area than this one. It was free, had showers, and was next to a perfect lake to paddle board and hike around. There were playgrounds, a dock, and a nice trail around the lake. We would stay here anytime and recommend anyone else to do the same. We had zero issues here. There were a few other campers. There are limited sites and first come first serve so it may be hit or miss.

Just down the street but a nice getaway

This is just down the street from our house but it’s a fun place for family, neighborhood and scout camp outs any time of year. Great trails, playground, river access, and lots of room to spread out!!

Amazing Views for a Price

Some of the best views of the Tetons over Jackson Lake are to be had here. The campground stays pretty quiet and has some nice trails to the lake. You are most likely going to see wildlife here. The bathrooms are nice but be prepared to pay. Showers are not free. They wanted $6 for 7 minutes. I’d rather swim in the cold lake. For a non-electric site it was $33 and hookups were an extra $22. We love the Tetons and I understand the amount of people here but this is pricey for the accommodations. We have stayed cheaper in nice RV parks near the beach in resort towns. Our van is now too large to stay at the Jenny Lake campground. Next time we will be likely staying in nearby forest service access areas. We did enjoy the views and trails though.

Perfect spot outside Yellowstone

We were driving into Yellowstone from Billings and wanted something that would give us early access to the park. This was perfect. A nice pull off with several options to park a van, tent, or small trailer or RV. We fell asleep to the sound of the river and were into the park within 20 minutes the next morning. We were able see moose and a bear because of the early access to Lamar Valley. Wish we could have seen the surrounding area in the daylight but we got in late and were out early. From what we saw we highly recommend it!! It is dispersed Forest Service camping so you will need to have all of your own supplies and be sure to leave no trace (including your poop)

A Pleasant Surprise

We made the detour out to Devils Tower and were pleasantly surprised. We did not expect to stay here but the beauty of the area and the quaintness of the campground changed our mind. We decided to make a stay out of it and are glad that we did. We enjoyed the Prairie Dogs right off the campground and the trail that leaves the campground up and around the tower is perfect for hiking and running. The river adds some beauty and tranquility to the area. We woke up in the morning to many songbirds and an amazing view of the tower. We will be back here again.