Huge campground with private sites

This campground had some of the most private sites I’ve ever seen. Rarely can you go to an RV park and not see your neighbors. There are sites in open areas, some cut into the forest, and some completely covered by trees. We found tons of wild blackberry bushes near our site.


  • Large, private sites with lots of shade if you want it
  • Several playgrounds, a large pool, and other facilities that were all open
  • The beach nearby is beautiful
  • Only 45 minutes to Quinault Rainforest
  • You get to pick your own site


  • The bathrooms are a little older and some of the facilities are dated
  • No sewer hookups! In a 300+ site campground I was shocked to learn they had no option for sewer. They have 6 dump stations in 2 locations instead
  • No direct beach access. We drove up the street to the public access area where you can actually drive out into the beach
  • Weather in this part of WA is notoriously bad. We were there for a week in mid August and the temps barley broke 70 with 2 days of straight rain
Basic and tight

We stayed here for a night on our way to Olympic National Park. This is a KM membership campground but as RPI members we can stay here for $10 / night. I think this is primarily a spot for campers who use this as a base for fishing and boating. It’s not a destination campground, but is an easy stop for an overnight stay.


  • Easy to find, right off Hwy 101
  • Cute coffee shop across the street
  • Very close to beautiful and interesting Fort Columbia State Park
  • The guy who runs the park is very friendly and helpful. We needed a site last minute and he helped us out


  • Really tight sites, almost no room between you and your neighbor
  • No sewer hookups and no dump station
  • Very weathered and older facilities
  • No access to the water without getting in your car and driving
Huge campground with variety of site types

This place is massive and it looks like they are still expanding. We stayed in a section that reminded me of many state parks: large trees, lots of shade, gravel parking pad. There are other areas fully exposed to sun and others even deeper in the forest. There’s and entire tiny home neighborhood in this campground and another section full of tiny home rentals. The playground and clubhouse area was very large but completely closed due to coronavirus. The restaurant was open for breakfast and lunch, serving up cinnamon rolls the size of your head! There are several trails through the forest that take you to the river, but they aren’t very well marked. Take a couple hours to drive next door to the Wildwood Recreation Area. Beautiful hiking and trails there. All in all this was a pleasant stay. The place could use a little updating here and there but otherwise it was a good experience.

Immaculately maintained

We stayed here 1 night while passing through. Easy access from the highway. The staff and other campers were very friendly. Large sites, many with trees. Well landscaped with lots of green space. A little Highway noise but not too bad. A nice spot to stay if you are in the area.

Good location for exploring St. Louis

This campground is fairly close to downtown and very close to lots of shopping. A great place to stay to stock up on supplies before heading west. We stayed 2 nights to have a day to visit the Gateway Arch. The pool and playground seemed nice even though we didn’t use them. Nice dog park for smaller dogs. Several cabins are available along with RV sites. The tent sites are next to a river under large trees. Plenty of spaces for big rigs. Our site was no very level but nothing our auto-leveling couldn’t handle.

Great overnight spot in SD

We stayed here in our way to southwestern SD. It’s your typical KOA experience. Nice staff and decent facilities. Not really close to much but only a short drive into Mitchell. There’s a small pool and a nice dog park. Many of the sites have large shade trees. Overall a pleasant experience.

Great RPI Resort campground

If you have an RPI membership, this place is a no-brainer. It’s a huge and well maintained RV resort with tons of family friendly amenities. Onsite restaurant and convenience store with gas station. Large pool with hot tubs. Tennis, basketball, pickleball, and shuffleboard courts. Mini golf and an activity center that will loan you a variety of sports gear and well as rent bikes and golf carts. A massive dog park. Our kids also attended a 2 day horse camp onsite which was very fun for them and very reasonably priced. The list of activities is endless. Tons of kids biking around and playing, so easy for kids to make friends. They also have cabin rentals and a few tent sites. There’s a weekly rodeo held onsite during peak season. It’s 15 minutes from Rapid City and close to the Black Hills. If you are looking for a base camp to explore this area, Hart Ranch is a great choice.

Incredible experience!

This campground is very difficult to get into during the summer, so book in advance or keep trying every day. We lucked out and got 3 nights midweek in July. The second morning we woke up to bison all along the fence next to the campground! It has a great bike trail that connects the campground to the visitors center, the State Game Lodge, the general store, and Grace Coolidge campground. You can also walk or bike to the Lover’s Leap trailhead, which is an absolute must-do while staying here. You are also right next to the entrance of Wildlife Loop Road if you want to take a scenic drive. Within the campground itself are beautiful tent sites next to a river, a small swimming pond, and modern & clean bathrooms. This is an amazing place to stay that gives you easy access to everything Custer State Park has to offer.

Great location for RMNL

The selling point of this campground is location. It’s as close to Rocky Mountain National Park as you can get without actually camping on NPS property. You are completely surrounded by the mountains and the views are amazing. There’s a beautiful river flowing nearby. Easy access to Estes Park. I biked into downtown and back easily. Close to a great little market and several restaurants. Sites are very tight with no privacy unless you are along the edges of the park. Nice laundry facilities, mini golf, and a small pond. There’s a small dog park but I’d recommend taking your dog to the city’s dog park about 10 minutes away. It’s worth the drive and your dog can go swimming on a beach.

Great for passing through

Not much of a destination but a great spot to stop for the night. Staff were very friendly and helpful. There’s a large dog park and several other amenities such as a jumping pillow and pool. The view in front of the campground is and oil storage facility but the view to the back is beautiful.

Urban RV park close to everything

This place is good for what it is. If you want to be close to the city and have easy access to any kind of shopping imaginable, this will meet your needs. The sites are very tight and the entire place is gravel, so this is not the place to go to get out into the wild. It does have easy access to Prospect Park and a series of greenways that are virtually endless. You can easily bike to 3 small lakes or take a longer bike ride to other larger parks. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The laundry facility was clean and well kept. I recommend checking out Golden and driving to Lookout Mountain. It’s about 20 minutes away and gives you an unbelievable view of the Denver metro area.

Beautiful setting close to the Tetons

This campground is first come first served, but is one of the easier ones to get during peak season. It’s also very close to Jackson, making it a great location to explore the area. We arrived at 11:30 on a Sunday and there were plenty of sites. Only 20-30 minutes to the Jenny Lake area of the park and about 50 minutes to Colter Bay. Mormon Row and Blacktail Butte are bike-able from the campground. The Gros Ventre River runs along the backside of the campground and is a great place to cool off on a hot day.

Great spot to see Craters

We passed through here heading from the Tetons to Oregon. Looks a lot like several other small town KOAs we’ve stayed at. Free waffles for breakfast was a nice touch. We got a site with a large shade tree but many were totally exposed to the sun. Beautiful countryside nearby but not much going on in the town of Arco. Only 20 minutes to the Craters of the Moon visitors center. Great location to stay to check out this remote and amazing NPS site.

Peaceful & Well Kept

We stayed here for 2 nights in early August. Great campground that you can tell a lot of love is being put into. The tent and yurt sites are beautifully situated next to a stream full of cattails and lily pads. Wild deer roam nearby and horses graze in the fields around the park. Not far from town either. A great spot if you are in the area.

What all campgrounds should aspire to!

This is an absolute top-notch campground.  It just opened in the spring of 2020 and I can already tell this is going to be a very popular place.

First, the staff is incredible.  Everyone is friendly, helpful, and goes out of their way to make you feel at home.  The owner was onsite every day and checked in on us several times.

The camping options are very unique and diverse.  They have your typical RV sites (all full hookups) and tent sites, all of which have green space around them.  Our site backed up to a beautiful stream with some trees for hammocks and shade.  The tent sites are clustered together next to a stream in the woods, providing tons of shade on hot days.  Nearby are a few treehouses that you can rent, similar to old school sleep-away camping cabins.  Around the corner from the tents are several vintage RVs, many from the 50s, that have been completely renovated with beautiful interiors and modern updates.  They each have their own deck, fire pit, and grill.  My mom stayed in one of these while we were visiting and loved it!  There are also camping pods - basically an igloo shaped cabin that is good for a couple people.  Yurts are just up the hill from those, alongside two beautiful tiny homes that are some of the most unique campground rentals I've ever seen.  Book these early - we were here in late June and they were already full until October!

The amenities are very nice as well.  There is a resort style pool with built in seating almost all the way around.  It's next to a pavilion area with picnic tables, corn hole, a community fire pit, outdoor movie screen, and performance stage.  Nearby is an inflatable jumping pad and volleyball net.  I spoke with the owner and he has plans to add many other game such as bocce ball as well as complete construction on a playground and wooded play area for kids.  You can also rent many campground games at the camp store such as spike ball and ladder ball.  More hiking trails are being added, and a large dog park made exercising our pup easy.

Oh and the wifi is off the charts for a campground.  Total coverage everywhere you go.  I was getting 30/30 speeds at my site.  I work remote so it was very important to have good internet, and Emberglow did not disappoint here!  They obviously invested heavily in a quality network infrastructure and it shows.

The location is nice - off the main roads so you get plenty of peace and quiet, but only 20 minutes to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock.  It's easily accessible from Charlotte, Asheville, and Spartanburg, SC.

Every campground owner needs to come take a look at this place.  This is what campgrounds should be aiming for - clean, modern, lots of nature, friendly staff, good prices, and fun activities.  I was not paid or asked or endorsed in any way to do this review, I simply think this is an awesome place that you should come check out!

Beautiful state park with nature trails

We stayed at Skidaway Island State Park for 4 nights in May. Even thought the park was full (Memorial Day weekend), it never felt crowded. The spaces are very large and spread out. Many of the campsites have gorgeous Live Oak trees covered in Spanish Moss. The center sites in the campground are pull through with full hookups. The majority are some mix of pull through or back in with water / electric. There are a handful of nature trails that are easily accessible from the campground. The campground is also a short drive from Savannah, so it’s a great base camp for exploring northeastern Georgia.

Wonderful beach campground

We have stayed in this camper twice and love it!any sites are separated by trees and shrubs which provides nice privacy even though the sites are close together. It’s a short walk to the beach from the campground. There’s a beautiful boardwalk along the dunes that leads to the pier. The pier has a cute gift shop and nice outdoor seating areas. The rangers here are always friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this campground!

Great RV park, especially for boaters and families

This is a very clean, modern, and well kept RV park. It’s big rig friendly since many of the sites are pull through with full hook ups. Bath houses are very clean and look brand new. There is a beautiful boardwalk along the Intercoastal Waterway where you can watch the boats pass by. There is also a large pool with massive water slide and a nearby tiki bar. Lots of amenities for kids and a well stocked camp store.

Loved it!

Beautiful campground near Mammoth Hot Springs and the surrounding village. Also an easy 10 minute drive to Gardiner which has an amazing little grocery store and quaint downtown with shops and restaurants. Some hikes within walking distance of the campground as well. We got there at 9:30am in mid-July and had no trouble getting a spot. There were still 40 available! Lots of history here: Ft Yellowstone is nearby as well as the original entrance arch. We also saw the most amazing double rainbow I’ve ever seen over our campsite!

Crowded and overpriced

We booked a deluxe site here because that’s all they had left. You could easily have paid the same for a decent hotel room. The patio for the deluxe sites was tiny, basically the size of a small sidewalk. The sites were really close together and didn’t provide any privacy. Bathrooms were ok. If you get a tent site or cabin along the edges of the campground then this could be a great place to stay. The store was really nice as were the staff. If you are a KOA diehard or have a huge rig then this might be a good option. Otherwise try to get a site inside Yellowstone to be closer to nature.