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Horsetooth Reservoir County Park

By |November 29th, 2015|

Fort Collins, CO Website: http://www.co.larimer.co.us/parks/horsetooth.cfm Overview: This is a fantastic county park near Fort Collins. We moved here from the KOA in Fort Collins because it was much more affordable. It is right on Horsetooth Reservoir with amazing views and all that the lake offers (boating, fishing, etc.). The camp hosts were awesome and helped us extend our stay. (We had to move 3 times in order to stay the 2 weeks.) It is a very desirable park; so try to book in advance if possible. Campsites: Lakeside sites are electric (30amp) and water only. Sites with lake views are full hookups (30/50 amp, water, sewer). Each site has a nice patio area with a picnic table and fire pit. The sites are very level gravel. The sites are nicely spaced out for privacy. Lakeside sites have shade trees. Amenities: Bathhouses, recreational pavilion, boat launches, and beaches. Pet friendly: Yes, but pets must remain on a leash. Internet:  No Price:  $20-25/night Rating: 4.5/5

KOA Fort Collins/Lakeside

By |November 29th, 2015|

Fort Collins, CO Website: http://koa.com/campgrounds/fort-collins-lakeside/ Overview: This is a very nice KOA near Fort Collins, Colorado. It is one of the nicest KOA’s that we have 'kamped' in. The sites are all nice, however if the park is full there is minimal privacy. The lake is beautiful and the amenities are top notch. The management is super friendly and helpful! We really enjoyed our stay here. The only downside is that it is rather pricey. Campsites: Level, paved pull through and back-in sites. Each site has 30/50 amp, water, sewer, and cable. Some sites have concrete patios. Each site has a picnic table (or patio set) and grill (charcoal or gas). Amenities: Seasonal pool, miniature golf, snack bar, store, rental boats and bikes, bumper boats, fishing, propane, walking/nature trail, gated entry, bathhouses, laundry, basketball, cabin rental, pickle ball, shuffleboard, fitness center, inflatable fun, and recreational/family center. Pet friendly: Yes, with a fenced in dog park. Internet:  Yes, Wi-Fi is available. Price:  FHU $44-85/night Rating: 4.5/5

Taos Valley RV Park and Campground

By |August 20th, 2015|

Taos, NM Website: http://taosrv.com/ Overview: This is an adequate RV campground in downtown Taos. It offers amazing views of the surrounding mountains. It is very close to all that Taos offers! Campsites: Gravel, fairly level, full hook-up sites (30/50 amp, water, sewer). There are pull through and back in sites available. Each site has a picnic table. Spacing is adequate with shrubs between sites. Amenities: Bathhouse, propane refill station, small camp store, tent sites, rental cabins, and short walking path. Pet friendly: Yes, but must remain on a leash. Internet:  No free public Wi-Fi, but great cellular signals. Price:  FHU $37-42/night Rating: 3/5  

Mesa Verde RV Resort

By |July 31st, 2015|

Mancos, CO Website: http://www.mesaverdervresort.com/ Overview: This is a great campground right across the street from Mesa Verde National Park! You can literally see the national park from your doorstep. The owners and camp hosts are very friendly. The facilities are very nice. This is a great location for exploring Mesa Verde National Park and the surrounding area. Campsites: Level, gravel parking pads with full (30/50 amp, water, sewer) or partial hookups (30 amp, water). Most sites are pull-through, but some back-in sites are available. There is adequate spacing between sites, but there are not that private. Plenty of shade trees are present. Amenities: Seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool (Memorial Day to Labor Day), two outdoor hot tubs, community outdoor sitting area with propane grills, very nice bathroom and laundry facilities, two ponds with walking paths and picnic tables, and camp store (with video rental) Pet friendly: Yes, but must remain on a leash. However, there is a gorgeous dog walking area! Internet:  Free Wi-Fi available throughout resort. Price:  FHU $39-45/night Rating: 4/5

A.C.T. Campground

By |July 19th, 2015|

Moab, UT Website: http://actcampground.com/ Overview: This is a brand new RV park in Moab. It opened just 3 weeks prior to our arrival. We were very thankful though, as all other RV parks in the area were fully booked due to the annual Moab Car Show. Due to its newness we did have some trouble because the gravel pads were not compacted enough. Therefore our jack pads were buried into the earth. There are also no mature trees. The workers are very friendly and trying very hard to fix the issues. We also give them kudos for using eco-friendly building practices! Campsites: Gravel pads that are fairly level with 30/50 amp, sewer, water, and cable. The sites are somewhat small, but due to the roads within the park huge rigs (40+ feet with huge trailers) did fit, they just jutted out into the road. Most sites are very closely spaced with no privacy. We lucked out and got one of the two somewhat ‘spacious’ sites. Amenities: Beautiful ecofriendly bathhouses, community kitchen (including a Weber outdoor grill), and laundry room. A community fire pit is also available. Tent sites and cabin style room rentals are also available. Pet friendly: Yes. However, the park is small and pets must remain on a leash. Internet:  Free Wi-Fi and great cell signals!! Price:  $39-44/night Rating: 2/5

Page Lake Powell Campground

By |June 25th, 2015|

Page, AZ Website: http://pagecampground.com/ Overview: This is a campground located in the city of Page. It is a great location for exploring all the wonderful geology/history in this section of Arizona and southern Utah. Campsites: Full (30/50 amp, water, sewer, cable) and partial hook-ups (30 amp, water) are available. Each site is a fairly level gravel pad and has a picnic table. There is a good amount of spacing between each site (our neighbor has a 40+ foot class A diesel, diesel extended cab truck, and a large boat/yacht on his spot). Each spot does have some shade trees. Tent sites are leveled sand and very nice. Amenities: Indoor pool, bathroom facilities, laundry room, fitness center, arcade, small nature trail, playground, dump station, small convenience store, and propane filling station. Pet friendly: Yes, but they must remain on leash. Internet:  Yes, free Wi Fi. Great cellular signals. Price:  $24-31/night Rating: 3/5

Cattail Cove State Park

By |May 1st, 2015|

Lake Havasu City, AZ Website: http://azstateparks.com/Parks/CACO/ Overview: This a great state park 15 miles south of Lake Havasu City. It is nestled in the mountains on the lake. The park is rather small for a state park, but you have lake access, a beach, and several miles of hiking trails. We really enjoyed our time here! Campsites: Fairly level paved and gravel sites with partial hookups (30 amp and water). Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. Amenities: Nice bathhouses, boat dock, boat ramp, sand beach with swimming area and shaded picnic tables, amphitheater, cactus garden, ranger led programs, book exchange, hiking trails, and fish cleaning station. Pet friendly: Yes. Dogs are not allowed on the sand beach, but there is a separate dog beach where they can swim! Internet:  No public Wi-Fi, but fantastic cellular signals. Price:  $28/night Rating: 4/5

Yuma Lakes

By |April 20th, 2015|

Yuma, Arizona Website: http://www3.resortparks.com/xap/nwb/MR010?resort=596 Overview: This is a Resort Parks International (RPI) member park. It is located 10 minutes outside of downtown Yuma. Being outside the city the park is surrounding by farmland, lots of lettuce fields, and feels remote. There is also nice size lake on the property. This is a favorite winter destination for many Canadians and North westerners. It is also a great spot to stay if you want to go to Los Algodones, Mexico for dental health care. Campsites: Fairly level gravel pads with full hookups (30 amp, water, and sewer). Each site has a picnic table. The sites are closely spaced therefore there is not much privacy. However, about half of the sites have nice mature shade trees. Amenities: Plentiful activities! Heated pool and hot tub, horseshoe pits, bocce ball, fishing, shuffleboard, corn hole tournaments, billiards room, miniature golf, adult center, propane refill station, and lake access. Pet friendly: Yes, fenced in dog run with agility equipment! Internet:  No public Wi-Fi, but good cellular signals. Price:  This is a member only park.

Sunbeam Lake R.V. Resort

By |April 20th, 2015|

El Centro, CA Website:  www.sunbeamlake.com Overview: This is a gem of a park in the middle of the southeastern California desert. It is on Sunbeam Lake, which is a water oasis for birds. There is also a county park on the lake creating many walking trails and further amenities (dirt bike racing track, pavilion, playground, etc.). The park is very well maintained and the people are super friendly. We only stayed one night as we were just passing through, but enjoyed our stay. As a bonus the Blue Angels fly over just about everyday! Campsites: Level gravel pad with cement patio, full hookup with 50/30 amp, water, and sewer. The sites are somewhat close together but must have small trees separating them. There are lake sites, lagoon sites, and general sites available. Amenities: Large heated pool, hot tub, multiple laundries and shower/bath houses, activity center, pickleball courts, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, boat ramp, lake assess, walking trail around a lagoon, card room, billiard room, and exercise room Pet friendly: Yes. There are two fenced in play/walk areas for dogs. There are designated pet sites and non-pet sites Internet:  Yes, free Wi-Fi and great cellular signals Price:  $41-47/night Rating: 4/5  

Pio Pico RV Resort & Campground (Thousand Trails)

By |March 24th, 2015|

Jamul, CA (near San Diego) Website: http://www.rvonthego.com/california/pio-pico-rv-resort-campground/ Overview: This is a Thousand Trails RV park 30 minutes from downtown San Diego. It is set amongst the beautiful mountains and near Otay Lake and San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. It has many amenities but the pools and spas are very well maintained and lovely. Campsites: There are two sections to this park. Pio Pico North only has partial hook-up sites (water, 30 amp electric). Pio Pico South has full hook-ups (30 amp, water, sewer). In high season there is a wait list for the full hook-up sites. Sites are variable but each has a fairly level gravel pad. Some have picnic tables and shade trees. Privacy is minimal as the sites are very closely spaced. However, because it is a large park people try to leave an empty space between sites to allow for more patio room and privacy. Pio Pico South is the nicer area of the two. Amenities: Adult saltwater pool and hot tub, Family pool and hot tub, playground, family lodge/youth center, adult lodge, game room, pickle ball court, basketball, volleyball, horseshoe pits, country store, Coyote Canyon Café, activity center, picnic areas, RC race track, hiking trails, bathhouses, and laundry facilities. The pool and spa area are very well maintained! Pet friendly: Yes, there are two off leash dog areas. Internet:  Unreliable cell phone signals, Wi-Fi for a fee available at each site (3.99/day or 14.99/week) Price:  $51/night non-member Rating: 3/5