Campsite Reviews

Alabama

Boondocking

Bass Pro (Leeds, Alabama, 2020/2021)-Fairly secluded at night, lots of space, fairly level, feels like you are in the woods, but in a parking lot 

Arkansas

Corps of Engineer Camping Areas

Maumelle Park (Little Rock, Arkansas, 2020)-Spacious sites, playgrounds, limited easy paved trails, most do not have full hook ups (most water and electric) (8 out of 10 S'mores) (Preferred sites: E14, E13)

Federal Recreational Areas

Long Pool (Dover, Arkansas 2020)-Remote, no cell service within 5 miles, water and electric only, first come first serve, good swim hole, small-only 20 hook up sites (7 out of 10 S'mores)

National Park

Gulpha Gorge Campground (Hot Springs, Arkansas, 2022)-Small campground, sites a bit snug for a park, loop, many trails nearby, stream to play in during warm months, busy road nearby, convenient to Hot Springs (7 out of 10 S'mores)

State Parks

Daisy State Park (Kirby, Arkansas, 2020)-Nice lake views, spacious but unlevel table/fire pit areas, playground, small trail, basketball court, good for groups (8 out of 10 S'mores)

Degray Lake Resort State Park (Bismarck, Arkansas, 2021)-Pretty perfect state park experience, some sites very unlevel, swimming beach nearby, spotty internet, short hikes (9 out of 10 S'mores)

Devil's Den State Park (Winslow, Arkansas, 2021)-Nice big loop, ball field, plenty of room to play, nice scenic hiking trail system, no cell service (8 out of 10 S'mores)

Cane Creek State Park (Star City, Arkansas, 2020)-Small, nice lake views, moderate 14 mile bike trail, short hikes, nice campsite loop, limited activities (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Lake Catherine State Park (Malvern, Arkansas, 2021)-nice lakefront sites with docks available (#46-a favorite), swimming area with boats/kayaks to rent, trails, decent cell signal (7 our of 10 S'mores)

Lake Dardenelle State Park (Russellville, Arkansas, June, 2022)-beautiful lake, back loop is definitely nicer than the other, sites were multi level and odd shaped, adequate for us though, some nice sites with great views, swimming area, playground, plenty of room to walk, wifi and cell service (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Fort Smith State Park (Mountainburg, Arkansas, 2021)-Nice campsites (rocks even raked), loop too large to walk/kids to ride, secluded spots, not a great group place, trails, nice swimming pool, no cell service (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Mississippi River State Park (Marianna, Arkansas, 2020)-On peninsula, smaller camping area, limited trails, no cell service at campground, visitor center about 5 miles away (6 out of 10 S'mores)

White Oak Lake State Park (Bluff City, Arkansas, 2021)-Nice campsites, view of water, somewhat closer together. Many sunny spots. Nice trails/bike trail. Lake access-perfect kayaking, big loop, sunny, old playground, volleyball net (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Private Campgrounds

Bella Vista Campground (Bella Vista, Arkansas, 2021)-Full hook ups, parking lot-ish. Full of mountain bikers, super neat park right nearby-waterfalls, caves, trails-it was such a beautiful area. Neat area to explore (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Catherine's Landing (Hot Springs, Arkansas, 2021)-Many treeless, but level sites, suggest getting a site near the water, disc golf, pool, good zipline nearby, near Hot Springs (5 out of 10 S'mores)

Road Hog RV Park (Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2021)-Close to baseball stadium, convenient to UofA/Fayetteville area, no frills, near NWA bike trails, little shade (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Whitewater RV Park (Mountain View, Arkansas, 2020)-Sites ultra close, convenient to city park, walking distance to downtown square (3 out of 10 S'mores)

Florida

Private Campgrounds

Camp Gulf (Miramar Beach, Florida, 2020)-Expensive, convenient to beach, sites close together, nice bathhouses, pools (8 out of 10 S'mores)

Fun N Sun (Sarasota, Florida, 2021)-Massive, Disney-ish pool, nightly pool music, lots of activities, level sites, Dennie retirement option location, 35 minutes from beach (9 out of 10 S'mores)

Tropical Palms (Kissimmee, Florida, 2021)-Convenient to Disney World, small resort feel with cottages and RV sites, decent amount of amenities, sites are close-ish together, level, lots of grass (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Georgia

State Parks

Stone Mountain (Atlanta, Georgia 2021)-Lots of attractions nearby, semi-convenient to downtown Atlanta, sites in need of TLC, currently renovating some loops, built into side of hill, picnic areas unlevel (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Unicoi State Park (Helen, Georgia, 2020)-Beautiful, large state park, level was an issue for us, close to Anna Ruby Falls (a must), zipline course ($), near Helen (Christmas town) (8 out of 10 S'mores)

Illinois

Private Campgrounds

Draft Kings at Casino Queen RV Park (East St. Louis, Illinois, 12/2021)-right across from the St. Louis Arch. Fairly level site and lots of spots. Convenient to downtown St. Louis, full hook ups but still a parking lot. (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Indiana

Private Campground

Lake Haven Retreat (Indianapolis, Indiana, 12/2021)-Convenient to downtown Indianapolis, close together sites, full hook ups, fairly level sites (5 out of 10 S'mores)

Iowa

State Park

Lake Manawa (Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 2022)-Large state park with trails, major playground, lake access, all concrete pads and picnic areas, absolutely no shade, convenient to College World Series 

Kentucky

Private Campgrounds

I-75 Camper Village (Dry Ridge, Kentucky, 12/2021)-Convenient to the Ark, a necessity stop. Sites close together and not really level, full hook ups (4 out of 10 S'mores)

Louisiana

State Parks

Bogue Chitto State Park (Franklinton, Louisiana, 2020)-Remote, large state park, splash pad area, large bike trail, our pull through felt like we were on the side of the road, possible tubing opportunities (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Michigan

Private Campgrounds

Camp Lord Willing (Monroe, Michigan, 12/2021)-Thirty minutes from Dearborn, could be nice in the summer, mostly full timers, level sites, very close together, very large campground, nice laundry room (5 out of 10 S'mores)

Indigo Bluffs RV Park and Resort (Empire, Michigan, 5/2022)-Convenient to Sleeping Bear Dunes, huge campground, playground/basketball court, small pool, shaded, wifi unavailable (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Wayne County Fairgrounds (Belleville, Michigan, 5/2022)-Convenient to Henry Ford and Ikea (20 minutes each), sites close together, laundry, adequate for all you need. (5 out of 10 S'mores)

Mississippi

Boondocking

Harlow's Casino (Greenville, Mississippi, 2020)-Well lit, in truck parking lot, major pot holes (5 out of 10 S'mores)

Dennie's Driveway (Hernando, Mississippi, 2020)-Safe neighborhood, sloped driveway, friendly hosts, breakfast provided, good cell signal, optional wifi, no 30 amp service (8 out of 10 S'mores)

Missouri

Bookdocking

Walmart (Poplar Bluff, Missouri, May 2022)-Quiet (except for birds), well lit, convenient to gas station, lots of other campers there. 

Walmart (Carthage, Missouri, June 2022)-Easy access, gas pump there, level, well lit

Private Campground

Branson Treehouses (Branson, Missouri, March 2022)-Small, quaint campground, sites close-ish together, level sites, playground, nothing fancy, convenient to Silver Dollar City. Stayed by firepit/group area. (6 out of 10 S'mores) 

Nebraska

Private Campground

Victorian Acres RV Park (Nebraska City, Nebraska, June 2022)-Large, gravel roads, lots of grass between sites, fairly close together, typical private campground, nice laundry room (6 out of 10 S'mores)

New Mexico

Boondocking

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta VIP North Lot (Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2021)-right near entrance to balloon field, most convenient of any balloon rv lot, east to come and go out lot, no traffic, gravel parking lot so dusty, close together but that did provide some shade, pumping and water available (5 out of 10 S'mores)

Private Campgrounds

Carlsbad KOA (Carlsbad, New Mexico, 2021)-Typical KOA, decently spread out sites, 24 hour laundry room/game room, mostly pull through sites, not convenient to city of Carlsbad (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Las Cruces KOA (Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2021)-Overlooked downtown, sites close together, small playground, nice laundry and shower, many pull through sites (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Oklahoma

Corp of Engineer Camping Areas

Tall Chief Cove Campground (Sperry, Oklahoma, 2021)-Difficult to assess, half of our site was underwater as well as our loop, nice loops, water views everywhere, volleyball net (Keaton's current favorite) (5 out of 10 S'mores) (lower score probably due to water level)

Private Campgrounds

Jellystone Park Keystone Lake (Mannford, Oklahoma, 2021)-Large sites, nice loops, water views, new pool area, massive inflatable obstacle course, not full hook ups, good group place, most sites shady though ours was not (8 out of 10 S'mores)

State Parks

Central State Park (Arcadia, Oklahoma, 2021)-Many pull thru sites, near a lake, we arrived at night and left before sun up so saw little, a bit spooked by the place though (? out of 10 S'mores)

Pennsylvania

Private Campground

Hershey Park Camping Resort (Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, May 2022)-Massive, well kept campground, free shuttle to Hershey Park plus extra hours there, pool, playgrounds and even activities, wifi, a bit pricey, but definitely would return (7 out of 10 S'mores)

South Carolina

State Parks

Myrtle Beach State Park (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 2020)-Very large, lots of shade, beach is walkable but plenty of parking, convenient to Myrtle Beach, nice beach, free pier to walk out on (7 out of 10 S'mores)

County Parks

James Island County Park Campground (Charleston, South Carolina, 2020)-Large campground, lots of nice, paved trails, many activity opportunities (ropes course, rock wall, water park), beautiful Christmas light display, convenient to downtown Charleston (9 out of 10 S'mores)

Private Campgrounds

River Bottom Farms Family Campground (Swansea, South Carolina, 2020)-Fairly remote, small campground loop, playground, jumping pillow, older KOA feel, short (muddy) trail, Columbia 30 minutes away (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Tennessee

Boondocking

Walmart (Jackson, Tennessee, 2020)-Convenient, busy parking lot, only one entrance available for tall rigs, convenient to Sams gas (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Private Campgrounds

Gateway to the Smokies RV Park and Campground (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, May 2022)-Conveniently located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge (actually a perfect location), sites close together, but not as close as some, small pool, nice playground and basketball court, spotty wifi, quite a bit of shade (6 out of 10 S'mores-9 out of 10 S'mores for location)

State Parks

T. O. Fuller State Park (Memphis, Tennessee, 2021)-Convenient to Memphis, needs some attention and a weed eater, long trail nearby, fairly level spots, playground near campsite, baseball, basketball and more playgrounds nearby. (5 out of 10 S'mores)

Texas

Boondocking

SeaDee City Park (Abilene, Texas, 2021)-Quieter than Walmart, sites hard to distinguish when arriving at dark, parked in bathroom parking lot which was lit, pothole filled road, maybe Walmart next time (2 out of 10 S'mores)

Corps of Engineer Camping Area

Airport Campground on Waco Lake (Waco, Texas, 12/2021)-Nothing but praise for this campground. It is a bit far from the center of Waco, but the sites are big, long driveway, we have a pull through, full hookups, water on both sides of us, beautiful, shaded. I really would return if we ever come back here and hate that it isn't closer to home. (8 out of 10 S'mores)

Virginia

Private Campgrounds

Floyd Family Campground (Floyd, Virginia, 5/2022)-Don't arrive at night! Pretty much a field with some amenities-laundry, bathrooms, little playground. They host music festivals. Beautiful and near Blue Ridge Parkway. (5 out of 10 S'mores)

Wisconsin

Boondocking

Cabela's (Green Bay, Wisconsin, May 2022)-other campers, well lit, super convenient to Lambeau Field

Private Campground

HyLand Court Campground (Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, May 2022)-Shaded spots, typical private campground but not many amenities, no frills, have to get key to laundry room, full hookups, central location in Door County (6 out of 10 S'mores)

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