Joel R.

The Dyrt Pro

Marietta , GA

Joined October 2018

I camp a lot

Waterfront site with lots of room

This is a large campground, right on Mount Desert Island, about 8 miles from Acadia NP. Most of the sites are pretty close together, but we got a site on the water with lots of room. Water and 30-amp electric, some are full hook up, and a dump station. The site was easy to get into, and reasonably level. Lots of shade, and a steady breeze off the water. Bathrooms and showers are clean and large, though slightly aged. There is a pool, playground and laundry. Close to good seafood too!

Lots of beach and great views

Fort Pickins is a large National Park campground on Gulf Islands National Seashore in Florida. There are 4 camping loops. Loop D is tents only. The others can accommodate small/medium RVs and travel trailers. There are water and electric hookups snd a dump station in all but D loop. Bathrooms and showers. Every site is just a short walk to the beach. Some sites have shade, bu those on the inside loop do not. Also, because of the trees, there are hight, length, and slideout restrictions on some outside loop on sites. Be sure to check before making reservations. Reservations can be made through the .gov website.

Nice quiet state park

This is a very nice state park. The sites are well spaced and wooded. (If you think they are too close together you haven’t been to many private campgrounds). Our site was level and spacious, although some were not as level. Our first site had an awkward incline. The guy at the trading post said they were working on them. We were there mid-week and the campground was very quiet. The only noise was from crows and other birds, and acorns falling in the woods. There is electric (some 50 amp) and water but no sewer. There are 2 dump stations. Several bathrooms/showers are available. There is a nice playground, hiking trails, a lake, canoe rental, and a trading post with some food, ice, camping supplies, firewood and souvenirs. There is also a separate Equestrian campground! The stare park is adjacent to Kings Mountain National Battlefield Park, with Revolutionary War history and more hiking.

Beautiful park right on the river

This is a beautiful campground, right on the Chickahominy River. There are several sites right on the river, another bunch along the road, and a large field with more sites. These are in full sun, so they will be hot in summer! Those by the river are very nice, large, mostly lever, and with full hookups (30/50 amp). There is shade, and a nice breeze off the river. There is a boat ramp with lots of traffic on weekends, but boaters have a separate parking area. There is a nice bike/running path, (the Virginia Capital Trail-51 Miles from Jamestown to Shiplock Park) a playground, pool & splash pad, fishing pier, and group sites.

Best KOA I’ve been to

This is unquestionably the best KOA I’ve been to. I usually do not like KOA, except when there are no alternatives. This one is way above average. Typically these places are all gravel and dust. This one has paved roads, grass and trees. There is a pond for fishing, too. The only complaint is that, like all KOAs, the sites are on top of each other. The neighbor’s sewer connection is right next to our picnic table! But, the sites are large enough for large RVs, they have 30/50 amp hookups and water & sewer. There are cabins and large tents you can rent. There is a playground, pavilion, laundry, and several shower/bathrooms. (The one near us didn’t have hot water. The office people said they were working on it.) There us also a large, grassy, fenced dog park which my 2 spaniels appreciated.

Great camping near Mystic off I-95

This is a really nice family campground just a mile or so off I-95 in Clinton, CT. It is about 20 miles from Mystic and the historic seaport center. Most of the roads are paved, the sites are large and level, there are full hookups, and a dump station. There are a lot of seasonal residents, but still plenty of open sites for travelers. There is a playground, game room, “adult ” lounge, a laundry, a swimming pond, and river access for fishing and swimming. Internet is an extra fee! ($6/day) The road into the campground is narrow and winding, so larger RV mss as y have trouble, but there were several of them there when we were there. There is a security gate at the entrance.

Lots of noise and rude staff

We stayed at Boston Minuteman Campground for 2 nights on our way home from Acadia NP. It was fine for a stopover. This is a pretty big campground, with lots of trees and shade. It was a little muddy when we were there. The roads are gravel, and there are hills and some tight turns, but the sites are level and some are large. Water, electric and sewer, plus a dumping station. There is no internet! The motel6 down the street had a stronger network server then the campground at our site. When I could get on it bumped me out right away. I asked in the office and was told there were too many people on it, and I should wait until someone gets off. (How about a stronger server?) There is a pool (closed in October) small store, laundry and playground. There are also cabins if needed. They are just about 12 miles from Concord and Lexington for history buffs. The campground is in an industrial area. There were truck and train noises from early morning till late at night. I took my dogs to the dog play area in the morning and a staff people came and told me they were making too much noise, which was laughable considering all the trucks and trains!

Quiet and peaceful - on the Maine coast

Seawall is a National Park campground. There are no hookups, but there is drinking water available and a dump station. Some sites are reserved for tents only. “C” Loop can accommodate campers snd RVs up to 20 feet, but, again, no hook ups. There are flush toilets. A bus stop is located at the entrance so you can get to other areas within Acadia NP easily. There is a rocky beach just across the road for exploring tidal pools.

Quiet but no internet

Stayed one night at Onion River campground while traveling through to Maine. This is a small campground, just outside of Montpellier VT, and about 10 miles from Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! The sites are all grass, but even with a little rain overnight, we had no problem getting out. Water and electric (30 & 60 amp). There is a dump station. The owner was very friendly, and because there were few others there she said to pick any site we wanted. The big down side here is there was no internet (the server just didn’t work) snd cell coverage was spotty.

Very convenient to National Park

This place is right outside the gate of Harpers Ferry NP. We walked to the shuttle bus stop. It is a very large KOA, and was almost empty when we visited in September. The original site the gave us had a large rut and washed out spot, so we could not get level. I checked in the office and the reassigned another space that was much better. Full hook ups, nice clean shower and bathrooms, playground, pool, large dog park.

Lots of grass

This is a small campground, and a little out of the way. There was only one other camper here when we were. Our site was all grass, which was fine, but would be a problem if it was raining. There were goats by the office, and ducks in the small lake by our site. In the evening a big flock of geese flew in, and were very noisy until they settled down. The electric and water hookups were a bit far from where we had to set up, snd I had to do some maneuvering to get hooked up. They are about 10 minutes from the National Baseball Hall of Fame!

Rabbits? Seriously ?

We got in late and the office was closed, but our check in information was posted on their bulletin board. It was easy to find our site and get settled before dark overtook us. Driving in we saw lots of rabbits running around the grassy area outside the office. One of the other campers told us they are resident rabbits. They were domestic, but were turned lose and have mated with local rabbits, and the fo what rabbits do! Our site was level, with water and electric. They do have full hookups as well. Our site is right on the river, there is a nice waterfall at the end of one of the camping loops. They also rent tubes for floating the river. The section we were in was not crowded, so our assigned site was not right on top of the neighbors, which was nice. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the evening before heading to bed. There is a pool and large play ground. No off leash dog area, but there is a dog walk in the woods. The major downside of this place is the internet is terrible! We kept getting kicked off the network while we were trying to plan our next day traveling.

Great spot in the Smokies

Elkmont is right here n the National Park. Close to great hiking and occasional wildlife. Bears have been extra active this year, and rangers advise taking extra precautions. All National Park campgrounds are primitive, so no water, or electric. Put toilets and no showers. There is a dump station near the Sugarland Visitor Center. There are several camping loops, Most sites can accommodate a 20-30 ft motor home or travel trailer. A few sites can use a generator if you need it, but Some loops are reserved for no generator camping.

Right on the river

This campground is right on the river. Sites are well spaced, so you are not on top of your neighbors. Lots of trees and shade. Pool and playground. Full hookups and dump station. There is a small store.

Small, and needs some upkeep

This is a small campground, it is a little worn. But it’s still quiet and family friendly. It is right on the Little River, and some sites are on the water. Sites are a little tight. Full hookups. Dump station. Pool and playground.

Nice space for sites

This is an older campground that needs some upkeep but it is nice and quiet. There are lots of trees, and shade. It is right on the Little River, some sites back to the river. Very large RVs May have tried. Pool, playground and camp store. Full hookups.

They squeezed in as many as possible

First of all, it’s a KOA, so I didn’t expect a lot when we came, but it’s close to Great Smokey Mountains NP. It has has water and electricity, and is tolerable for a night or two. As KOA’s go, this one is better than most I’ve been to. There are still some trees, and some shade, the sites are relatively level, snd the staff is friendly. The dog park is extra large, which my spaniels appreciated after several hours in the car. They have a pool and playground which I didn’t need, and a camp store. But, like all KOA places, they squeeze in as many sites as possible, with everyone stacked on top of each other. If you are looking for a relaxing location, this ain’t it!

Looks like a parking lot with RVs

This is a newer RV park in Liberty Lake. They have only been open 2 years. Liberty Lake is between Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene ID. There are about 130 spaces or so, with concrete pads and paved streets. There is grass between sites, but they are much too close to be comfortable, and there is no shade! And, the rules!!! Lots more rules than most other camping areas.’ It also appears many of the residents are semi-permanent. They have free cable snd wifi, a dog park, playground, swimming pool, laundry, and dump station. The sites are 30/50 amp, most are pull through but the outer ring is back in. They also have propane. They are on the pricy side: an outside loop 50 ft. Site is $74/night. Good Sam gets you a 10% discount. It is easy access to I-90 both East and west.

Still a nice little camping spot JR in in

This is my second visit to Liberty Lake Regional Park. After 4 years, it’s still a great park, if a little older. There are about 18 RV sites, all with water and 30amp electric, and 2 full hookup sites up on the hill. There are also about 15 tent sites, and a group site. The road coming into the campground is steep and narrow with a sharp turn at the end so larger RVs would have a problem. Also, the sites are not level. Some RV owners had to Jack up the front to get level. The bathrooms are clean, if a little worn. We came to visit grandkids, and they enjoyed Liberty Lake as well. There is lots of shade, a swimming beach, playground and picnic area. There are also several hiking trails that start at the campground. UN

The new owners are trying

The owner said they have had the park for about a year, and have made lots of improvements, but it still needs some work. The sites are confusing. We had site 17, but the water was so far I needed 2 hoses. The electric hook up was too far for my power cord, and I couldn’t reach the sewer hookups either. The sites are mostly grass (mud) with a small concrete pad. Internet is good, but I had no cell phone service. The owner was pleasant and waited for us to arrive after 8:00. We made it work for 1 night. There are cattle on the hillside behind the park, and deer wondered around as I was setting up. It is in a nice setting. Hopefully they can keep making improvements. Many of the people look like long term.