RV Parks and Campgrounds

Saturday April 6 – Saturday April 20, 2019

Thousand Trails Chesapeake Bay RV Resort – Gloucester Virginia

This is our first stay at an actual Thousand Trails and we love this park! there is fishing on a lake, the river and a pond for Korey. They sell propane and ice in the park at an affordable price and a store that sells ice cream. We would stay here again if in the area for sure. Strong Verizon and Sprint service.

Saturday March 23 – Saturday April 6

Whispering Pines – Thousand Trails Encore Park – Newport North Carolina

We did not love this stop for the first four days or so. Our neighbor’s girlfriend who was not apparently supposed to be staying there, would walk around the park causing issues. She was obviously high and it was just very uncomfortable having her right next to us. We called the park manager and she had her removed and it was quiet after that. There were ant hills in our site, Korey had an issue with them every time he dumped our tanks. It was close to visit the cute little beach towns in the area with strong Verizon and Sprint service, so that was a plus. We will not be returning to this park, but chose to stay the whole 2 weeks because it was free (part of our Thousand Parks membership).

Saturday March 16 – Saturday March 23

Oak Plantation Campground – Charleston South Carolina

We loved this park so much! It was close to everything in Charleston, quiet, clean, large sites and shaded by trees. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Friday March 8 – 16

Sherwood Forest Encore Thousand Trails park – Kissimmee Florida

This was our 1st Thousand Trails park. It was an Encore park and really close to the amusement parks. We were parked near the back and even though there were roughly 800 sites, it was quiet. We had a grassy spot with full hook-ups. No picnic table or anything like that, we were a little surprised since it was supposed to be a premier spot, but it worked out well and we really enjoyed our stay. We took long walks most nights and felt very safe there.

Friday March 1 – Monday March 4 2019

McKinney Campground – Lake Allatoona Acworth GA

Lake Allatoona

This was one of our favorite campgrounds so far. Most sites have a personal deck overlooking the lake. The spots were a bit tight, but level and private. We will stay here again if ever in the area, it was beautiful. We can’t imagine how nice it would be if it were the springtime. Korey enjoyed fishing a few days while we were there, no catching, unfortunately. We really enjoyed our time here.

Saturday Dec 1, 2018 – Feb 28, 2019

Elkhorn Campground, Frankfort KY

The Fithy

We are in a pretty tight back-in spot here, but what we do like is that we back up to a field for RV storage so there isn’t anyone behind us. We are also thankful that we are not in the middle of the park because they pile people in like sardines. This will be home until the end of Feb.

Saturday Nov 3, 2018 – Nov 28, 2018

Coffee Creek RV Resort, Santo Texas

This campground was really quiet with beautiful sunsets. It was a little further away from our friends that we were visiting than we would have liked, but it was affordable for a month long stay. The people in the office were really friendly and most of the neighbors around us weren’t home much. We would stay here again.

Saturday Oct 27, 2018 – Nov 1, 2018

Tower Campground, Sioux Falls South Dakota

This is the only RV park in Sioux Falls that is open year round. It is right next to the freeway, but we didn’t hear much road noise. It was also easy access to shopping and restaurants. We will stay again next year when we get our truck and RV registration renewed.

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Saturday Sept 22, 2018 – Saturday Oct 27, 2018

Red River State Recreational Area, East Grand Forks Minnesota

We cannot believe the size of the sites here in this state park. They are HUGE, private, lots of trees and green grass. This location had a major flood back in the 90’s and as part of the rebuild, they put in this RV park. It is within walking distance to multiple restaurants, a movie theater, shopping, the bridge to cross over to Grand Forks ND and so many walking and biking trails. We are really impressed with all that there is to do within walking distance. We had no idea what to expect when coming to this area. There are full hookups until Oct 15, then the water will be turned off for the season, so Express (the company Korey is working for, for the Sugar Beet Harvest) will supply the water.It is already cold here, so we are certainly getting to experience Fall weather. Great RV park! We feel so fortunate to get to stay here.

Saturday Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 22, 2018

Hillcrest Acres Campground spot #41, Bismarck North Dakota

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We have a HUGE site here. It is right in front of the laundry facility, which is nice and our door side faces a wall of trees. Such a private site! The people who work here are so kind. we were relaxing after setting up on Saturday and got a knock at the door. The owner asked if we would like a fire pit, we said Yes and thank you. About 30 min later we went outside and saw that he had not only delivered a fire pit, but also left us a stack of firewood. This has NEVER happened. We aren’t familiar with the area just yet, but we seem to be pretty close to the freeway and the downtown area. It only took us 10 min to get home from Walmart yesterday, so that was nice. It is very quiet here too. We are really enjoying this campground. This has been one of our favorite campgrounds so far…the owner is SO NICE, we enjoyed chatting with him multiple times and next time we are in the area, we will stay here for sure. They are currently working on plans to revamp the park, they purchased it a year ago and he was nice enough to show us the inside of the new office and all the new signs & tell us about the plans. What a great stop, super nice people and we cannot wait to stay here again! We were in spot #41…best spot in the park! so private!

Sunday Sept 9, 2018 – Saturday Sept 15, 2018

Days End RV Park & Campground, Sturgis South Dakota

sturgis rv park

Great RV park just off of I-90. It is HUGE. They have tons of cabins for rent as well. Because it is not the Motorcycle Rally time, it is pretty quiet around here, but we are sure it gets crazy busy. The wifi is weak, but the cell service is great. It is also walking distance to Main Street, at just under a mile (we drove because we aren’t familiar with the area, but found that it was very close by). We would stay here again for sure. This is a beautiful area with a lot to see. Sturgis is close by all of it.

Saturday Sept 8, 2018

All Seasons RV Park, Rozet Wyoming

This park was located just east of Gillette. It was VERY windy, initially we had planned to stay an entire week, but decided after one night to go ahead and continue on to South Dakota. It was a filed with gravel lots, good enough wifi to stream Netflix and really pretty views of the fields. But that was about it, fields. We couldn’t see ourselves staying for longer than the one night because there wouldn’t be anything to explore in the evenings. The owner was the nicest man though. the RV park is on his property and with every single arrival, he was down in the park to ensure they had a map of the area, got hooked up without any issues and even helped with the backing up and leveling. Just the nicest guy. we would stay there again just because of how friendly he was, for an overnight on the way through NE Wyoming. His properly really was beautiful, it was just too windy for us. Unfortunately we arrived a little late in the day so we made dinner, and planned for our next stop. We didn’t grab a picture of the spot, which is a bummer, because I would like to see it as a reminder down the road. We really need to be better and snap a picture of every single RV spot.

Wednesday-Saturday Sept 5-8, 2018

Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground, Lander Wyoming

 

This park was so great. Beautiful valley views, beautiful sunset/sunrise views, the most friendly host yet, and great spots that allowed actual campfires. We of course had s’mores one night with a real campfire vs. our propane fire pit (which we LOVE by the way, but real fires are fun too). There is a lot to see in the area like Sinks Canyon State Park drive (beyond beautiful) and the Sacajawea Cemetery. We will for sure be back to Lander, and we will stay at this park.

Tuesday Sept 4, 2018

Yellowstone National Park Employee RV park, Wyoming

We missed taking a picture of this spot. It was so perfect. It was a tight little back in that barely left room for us to park the truck at an angle into the spot, but had a little patio hidden in the trees with a picnic table so it felt pretty spacious back in this little spot. Unfortunately we had to leave after just one night because while the cell service was good for phone calls and texting, getting online was nearly impossible. Michelle had to take the next day off of work so we could scramble to find a new location outside of the park where there was Verizon access, with the ability to get online, and not in slow motion. We will be back to Yellowstone to explore, so next time we will stay outside of the park.

Monday Sept 3, 2018

Yellowstone RV Park, Gardiner Montana

Gardiner RV park

We loved this little park, and town. We only stayed one night but they had full hookups, good wifi and cable, and it was just a couple minutes into town to grab a few last minute grocery items and a couple souvenirs before we went into Yellowstone the next morning. It was tucked down a hill that overlooked the mountains and the river. We had a pull through site, but the back-ins all had a view of the river. I did not know this when we booked. But we loved the park and would stay there again for sure. They also had the best priced bear spray at $37.99 vs. the 50+ everywhere else.

Sunday Sept 2, 2018

Jellystone RV Park, Missoula Montana

Our first Jellystone park! We LOVED it! We played mini golf, had a nice level & spacious spot to park the rig and the park was well maintained. We even had a chance to install our brand new SnapPads. These things are AMAZING. Since installing them we have only had to use blocks a couple times, and only in the front due to unlevel ground in different RV parks. They make the feet of the levelers so much wider, they are made out of recycled tires and it is like having leveling blocks installed all of the time. We are fans of this product. We enjoyed our night in Missoula. We even hit up Walmart to buy some bikes! Unfortunately we had a tire issue on Korey’s so we had to promptly return it to pick out another one. But we are excited to now have bikes.

 

 

Saturday Sept 1st 2018

Days Inn Ritzville RV Park

 

We stayed only one night here, on our way through Washington to Missoula Montana. This was just a stop over to break up the drive. It was an interesting park, to say the least. We booked this without knowing what it looked like. We will be more careful to not do this in the future. There were mostly people living there with run-down trailers and one had even caught on fire, and still sitting there. The front desk acted like they didn’t know about it. When we went out to dinner, we were chatting with the waitress and she told us that the fire had happened over a week ago. Initially they had us parked right next to the RV that had caught on fire. We moved to another spot, we were not about to be next to them in case another fire broke out. We wouldn’t stay here again, seemed like it was in kind of a shady area as well. We left super early in the morning.

July 29, 2018 – Sept 1, 2018

Pioneer Trails RV Park, Anacortes Washington

 

This park is the BEST YET! They have full hookups, working wifi (actually able to stream video without issue), a laundry facility on site, they sell propane and ice, it is very quiet and tons of trees. Our spot feels private even though we have neighbors on both sides. They did not have a pull thru available for the length of time we booked, so we did have to back in. This was our 1st tough back in spot. Took us a few tries, but we made it and really like our set up. We would absolutely stay here again. It is only 10 min to Deception Pass, and 10 min to downtown Anacortes.

July 28, 2018

99 RV Park, Vancouver Washington

This park was a one night stay to break up the drive between Ashland and Anacortes. We did not take any pictures, and will not stay there again. It was a pull thru with full hookups, and only $30, so really affordable. The issue was that it was a really tight squeeze and we were pretty sure that it was the only site that they have for travelers to stay a few nights. Everyone there seemed to live there full time. The neighbors on both sides were SO NICE though. Everyone we met was really friendly so that was a huge plus. There are just other parks that we would rather stay. It was really quiet, so that is something positive as well.

July 22, 2018 – July 28, 2018

Emigrant Lake RV (The Point) Park, Ashland Oregon

 

We would absolutely stay here again. The sites were back in, but at an angle to easily pull into, and full hookups. They were also very spacious, no neighbors right next to you. I think they only had roughly 30 spots. All had nice views of the lake. There were not a lot of trees for shade though, so at 100+ degrees each day we were there, the A/C units got a work out. It was part of Jackson County parks and they also had a small water park with a few water slides. Unfortunately we were unable to try them out because they were closed almost the whole time we were there. There was a fire close-by and the smoke was thick, with bad air quality. We really enjoyed our time there, even with the heat and smoke. The location was pretty ideal, close to shopping but still out far enough to feel like we were too close to town. We were able to pick up antenna channels, and in high def, so that was a huge plus…we got to watch some TV! it had been awhile 🙂

July 21, 2018

Bordertown RV park, Reno Nevada

We left Lee Vining and stayed in Reno for just one night. We booked a pull thru site, with full hook ups. It was walking distance to a tiny casino (Bordertown Casino), so as soon as we arrived we walked over for some lunch. It was a really clean park with manicured lawns. We would definitely stay again for a quick night or two. It was about 20 min from downtown Reno, so that night we drove down to the Atlantis Casino for the buffet. We heard that it was the best in Reno, and it did not disappoint. It was a little pricey ($40 per person), and even with all the prime rib and dungeness crab we porked down, I don’t think we ate $80 worth of food. It was still a fun time though, and everything we had was delish. Unfortunately we did NOT snap a picture of our spot.

July 7, 2018 – July 21, 2018

Mono Vista RV Park, Lee Vining California

 

Our very 1st RV park was at Mono Vista with partial hook ups. We had a great spot at the end of the row that had Mono Lake views with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We were able to get online and not need the weBoost for cell service, which was nice…and also crazy what just 2 miles difference can make with cell service. They had nice showers, so because we didn’t have sewer hookups here, we used them daily. They also had a laundry room. We were also able to walk right across the street to the Mono Cone to get yummy burgers and ice cream 🙂 not a bad spot at all! We would stay here again for sure.

 

June 16, 2018 – July 7, 2018

Camp Azusa in Lee Vining California

 

We lucked out with getting to stay here for our very 1st campground. It’s a private camp where multiple couples have been coming for years. It’s buried in the trees, on a stream that is stocked for fishing, right off of Tioga Pass, just a couple miles off of the 395. Korey’s parents, the Fogo’s and the Haynes’ were all there & we also got to meet some awesome friends of theirs that have been camping here for years. We had so much fun with everyone, we really enjoyed our time there. It was not only great because of the beauty and the company, but because it tossed us full speed into boondocking. No experience with hookups and we were boondocking, haha. Luckily we had Korey’s dad to teach us (well, mostly Korey since he is the “outside guy”) and we will forever be grateful for this. It is their last year at this location, which is really sad, we are so thankful that we got to join in their fun.