January 2017. Willow Lake RV Resort (League City, Texas) – $800/month with 800 Kwh included, spaces very close, $10/month to handle mail, $10 to wash rv, nice lake, close to Steph, hard to find entrance, water faucet broke off while attaching a hose.
Azalea Acres (Robertsdale, Al) – $300 plus electricity, 92 ft site, great wifi, some grass sites, no trees in center of park.
Cajun Palms (Breaux Bridge) – $550 (incl electricity), huge park, lots of amenities (pool, put putt, movie, theater, slots, diner), paid internet, water faucets too close to the ground, stripped sewer connections.
Crossville KOA (Crossville, Tn) – This is a great place to stay a while. The views are great and the wifi is adequate. The managers are wonderful people who will bring your mail to your camper! It’s also very close to our home church!
River Country (Gladstone, Al) This is usually a pass thru park for us but is really is nice. Water hookup is in the ground making hookup difficult although it is next to a beautiful lake.
Stella Mare RV Resort (Galveston)
Great park that is growing in size and popularity. We have decided to return next November instead of Houston primarily because of the slower pace. We think this ill be our place in the Houston area. its on the West Beach across from the Gulf.
West Chester KOA (Philadelphia)
First the good: The park itself is enjoyable, large pool, very friendly staff. We took a tour of Philadelphia which was sponsored by the KOA which we really enjoyed. We had a nice long site (#47) which had good satellite access. Now the bad news: we could not use GPS because of low clearances, WiFi was poor, we had to ask to find diesel. There was a bridge where we almost scraped the rear of the RV. Bottom line: we are not coming back.
Circle CG Farm (Bellingham, Ma) – You’ve heard the expression, “They look good on paper”. That describes this place perfectly! They advertise adult swimming pools, shady camping, kids petting zoo, pull thru sites. It’s those pull thru sites that’s the problem. Fortunately, it wasn’t raining then and to acces these sites you had to drive over a grassy area before making a hard right hand turn. Well, my truck and rv are 55 feet long – no turns we can make are sharp! Deb asked the guy (not friendly) to direct me into my site. I was almost at a 90 degree cut, I almost took out their electrical post and did run over their sewer line all under his expert guidance. Ok, so we get it in the spot. We find out later there are no field lines for the sewer. Each site has its own little tank (I am not making this up). They drive a little truck around and empty them individually. We’ve read they fill up and overflow during heavy rain. One last thing, we cannot use our washing machine without getting kicked out. Sigh…Nevermore!
Pumpkin Patch RV Resort (Hermon, Maine) – This is a very attractive park with long sites and potted flowers scattered throughout the park. The sites are level and the workers polite. Some trees block our satellite reception (not a big deal for a few days but we are here for two months) and the internet is very poor (btw, even our own internet is poor – rural area)
Delaware Valley KOA (Unadilla, NY) – We stopped here on our way back from Maine (2018). It’s a campground with lots of permanent residents (well, thru 10/15 anyway). There was a nice sized pool and the people were friendly. The sites were on gravel, no cable, okay WiFi, no sewer (honey wagon), water connection was surrounded by plants, and the circuit breakers were flipped. Also, we had to drive on grass to get to our pull thru site.
RV Park USA (Comfort, Texas) – We stayed a month here in March 2019. Its an older park with lots of permanent people. The rate was good but you had to pay for electricity as well. The greatest feature of the park is very good WiFi. We didn’t have to use much of our data! There were only two annoying things to remember….1) the sites were curbed so the sewer hose needed support to the drain and 2) the garbage bins had combo locks on them to keep out dumper people. The two best things were it’s proximity to parks and attractions plus there were a couple of good restaurants here in town. Plus, people were very nice.
Ft Stockton RV Park (Ft Stockton, Texas) – Spent a week here to see the nearby sights like Big Bend, the Davis Mountains and several of the state parks. It’s mostly a worker’s camp but was ok for us. WiFi was generally good and there were several good restaurants there. Very inexpensive too.
Benson KOA (Benson, Az) – This was an older park with rough gravel roads. The management was very nice and we had great views of sunsets. The WiFi was surprisingly good too. It was a bit pricy ($290/wk). We will likely not return.
Picacho KOA (Picacho, Az). – Our site must be 90 feet long! Shade trees here made us hook up again and pull forward so we could get a good satellite signal. As a result, I’ve got about 30 feet of sewer hose in play. Mercy! The office staff are wonderful but there is no internet at our site. We ran out of data early and were forced to talk to each other! Although the price is right here, the lack of internet and the remote location will push us to look elsewhere for a long term stay.
Grand Canyon KOA (Williams, AZ) – The Park is located about 50 miles from the Grand Canyon and has all the usual amenities. The parking was a bit tight but doable. WiFi was available but throttled. We could not play Words with Friends or anything else that required much data. Also, cell usage was limited (Deb had to stand up at the back window to talk).
Petrified Forest KOA (Holbrook, Az) – We had trouble finding our site due to no escort and poor signage. Once set up, we discovered good satellite and WiFi (it was filtered). It was in a good location (near places we wanted to see). Roads and pads are gravel but not too dusty. It’s very windy this time of year so we had to stay inside or rv during cocktail hour for the most part. It’s also near Route 66 which is a plus. There are lots of petrified wood everywhere in the shops and stores.
Kingman KOA (Kingman, Az) – This was an overnight stop so details are sketchy here. It’s seems to be a well kept park with dirt roads. The internet is good but filtered. Our site was supposed to be 75 feet but our 55 foot rig took up the whole site. There were many tall bushes which gave us some privacy. No complaints!
Desert Skys (Misquite, Nv) – This was another overnight stay. This is a large but very neat park with park models for sale. Our pull thru site was very wide with plenty of parking. It was very hot in June. Love to stay here again.
Beaver KOA (Beaver, UT) – This is a beautiful, pricy park which is close to Bryce Canyon and other sights. The site was double wide with pavers under the picnic table. The internet was very good without filters. The park has a stunning view of snow capped mountains.
Laramie KOA (Laramie, Wy) – we were generally disappointed in the park. The water and electricity connections were at the front of the site so I had to run additional hose and wire. The internet was slow at best and the 90 foot site we were in included part of the road. The gravel road was rough and untrimmed grass was everywhere.
Colorado Springs KOA Holiday (Colorado Springs) – This is a good Park with wide spaces and good WiFi. It’s is close to many attractions and offers the camper many amenities such as a splash park, hay rides, golf carts and meals.
Raton KOA Journey (Raton, NM) – We have now been here twice….it’s easy to get to with long spots and easy utilities.its all dirt and gravel but my only complaint is their WiFi is terrible!