Pros: Nice Pool, well supplied office and store. Pull thru site with full hookup. Showers and restrooms very clean, but a little stuffy. Also had outdoor enclosed showers that I preferred. Nature trails on site. Close to Devils Lake and the Wisconsin Dells.
Cons: Wifi barely functional. Minimal cellphone service. Full afternoon sun again.
Worth Noting: Work is being done to put in a pond and add another Shower/Restroom facilities, and add more sites.
Lake Elmo, MN
Pros: 80% of the Reserve is protected natural lands. Lots of lakes, marshes, prairies and trees. I can hear loons, bullfrogs, and other birds from my campsite. The campsites are huge and spacious. Very clean and spacious bathroom and showers. Best recycling effort from the trip so far. 5 minutes to town for groceries, gas and even a movie theater. Ok cell service. Plenty of air TV channels.
Cons: 30 and 20 Amp only, No Wifi, no water or sewer hookup (but there is a dump and can get water there too)
Worth Noting: This fall they are updating the electrical systems in the modern campground, and adding water to more sites and sewer hookups to a few.
Grand Marais, MN
Pros: OMG Right on Gunflint Lake. Hearing the gentle lapping of the lake and the loons daily. Sitting by the lake watching the sun set. Great owner and staff. Wifi available by the hour. Fun family activities during the week. Nice selection of groceries and gifts.
Cons: I had to back Bob up a hill around trees in a very tight spot again. Mosquitos are out there. No cellphone service. No air TV service (but that is ok in my book here)
Worth Noting: Grand Marais is 45 miles away down the Gunflint Trail.
Pros: Large woodsy park. No traffic noise. Lots to do: swimming on the lake, miles of trails to hike or bike, canoes and bike rentals, birds and bogs. Close to town. Free Wifi. Ok cell service, some air tv channels. My site was super close to the bathrooms and showers.
Cons: I had to back Bob up a hill around trees in a very tight spot. Had to fold my truck mirror in order to squeeze in. Mid-July provided many bugs. The gnats were the most annoying.
Worth Noting: MN state parks do not provide water. Luckily I had plenty in my tanks. You can get water near the dump site.
East Grand Forks, MN
Pros: Large suburban park. Linden trees were in bloom and smelled marvelous. I had goldfinches on my picnic table. Good cellphone service. Super large sites mostly pull through. Less than half a mile walk to restaurants, a movie theater and Cabelas.
Cons: No Wifi or Cable, I unfortunately picked a site facing the afternoon sun again and it was HOT. Thankfully I have umbrellas and I got creative hanging towels from my awning to shade the entry to the trailer.
Worth Noting: Sites 57 or 36 would be ideal for afternoon shade and proximity to the showers.
Pros: Big parking area. Surrounded by Airforce Jets! Good cellphone service, good air tv channels. Surrounded by prairie dogs. Got to watch airplanes take off and land from the airport. Great Museum of airplanes.
Cons: Minot is right on the border of Mountain and Central Time, my cellphone kept switching from one time zone to the other. BTW – Minot is on the Central side.
Worth Noting: I was in heaven sitting in the shade of my airstream watching airplanes and prairie dogs do their thing.
Wolf Point, MT
Pros: Big parking area. Good shade tree. Option of 30 watt hookup – but in full sun (I opted for the shade). Museum great preservation of history of the area. Good cell phone service and some air tv channels. Walking distance to their historic downtown.
Cons: In between HWY-2 and the train tracks. Again, noise mostly came from the highway.
Worth Noting: I was in town for their “Stampede” weekend. The museum hosted a pancake breakfast the morning I was there. And, while the parking lot was super full, I was able to maneuver out of the lot just fine.
Pros: Very Clean. Access to pool and hot tub at neighboring hotel. Private bathroom and shower rooms. Lovely flowering trees at the sites. Good cellphone and air TV.
Cons: Just a few feet from HWY-2. Traffic noise was loud. The sewer hook up was at a weird spot had to back in diagonally in order to access it.
Worth Noting: There was a casino on the property. Although we were also backed up to the train tracks, there was not any real train noise.
Pros: Great Staff, Great Location, Wildly eclectic sites. From wide open grassy areas, to forested sites. Swimming hole and canoe rentals. Good Wifi and cellphone reception and great cable. Like that they provided access to an online TV guide. Clean bathrooms and showers. Great Laundry facility Reasonably Priced.
Cons: Bathrooms and showers were not the best. Had to key in a code in a dark entry way, at night had to use a flashlight. The bathroom stalls were very short and the toilets very low to the ground. I hit my forehead on the door lock knob on my way to sit down.
Worth Noting: 30 minutes from Glacier National Park and Flat Head Lake.
Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
Pros: Huge Resort. Large Hot Spring Pool and diving area. Multiple restaurants to choose from. Many hiking trails right from the resort. Spaces well maintained. Showers and Laundry good. Onsite Spa services. Very birdy: Multiple types of hummingbirds, cedar waxwings, ravens and woodpeckers.
Cons: Lighting in the bathrooms/showers were flickering. Showers were push button type and had to re-push often.
Worth Noting: 30 minutes to Kootenay Park, 2 hrs to Banff, Lake Louise, and Yolo Parks. Good Wifi (but couldn’t stream from my apps out of country) and good cell coverage (with my unlimited Verizon Plan)
Pros: Quiet. Good Price. Walking distance to some restaurants and shops. 10 minute drive to everything an RVer may need (Costco, Walmart, REI, Cabelas, Target etc…). Good cell phone service, good WiFi coverage, Cable TV. Bathroom, showers and Laundry are adequate.
Cons: Very small sites. Mostly residential trailers. The sign was being swapped out when I got there, so it was very hard to find.
Worth Noting: I only spent one night here.
Pros: Lovely RV Park, with spacious shady sites. Great service and friendly staff. Shower and Laundry facilities clean and spacious. Great cell phone service, good WiFi coverage, Cable TV. Missoula is only 10 minutes away. Lots of great day trip opportunities. Music and Ice Cream social on Wednesday night.
Cons: Somewhat close to train tracks. Sometimes the squealing wheels woke me up. Not really walkable outside the park.
Worth Noting: It’s a gardeners delight. There are many beautiful garden spots throughout the park.
Pros: Beautiful park, large spacious site right on the water. Extremely nice and helpful staff. Walking distance to Costco, Walmart and Walgreens. Excellent cellphone signal. Wifi and Cable provided (but you get more Air Channels than cable. Restrooms/Showers are immaculate and roomy.
Cons: One day no hot water in showers. Response quick to resolve
Worth Noting: The resort was so lovely, I didn’t want to leave, so I didn’t.
Culver City, OR
Pros: Beautiful park, large spacious site. Redmond is 30 minutes away. Lovely shady spot in the morning.
Cons: Extremely steep entrance into and out of the park. Only occasional cell service very weak signal. No Air TV stations. No Wifi. Full on sun in the afternoon and evening.
Worth Noting: I would consider staying at the Crooked River Campsite instead of the Deschutes one to save the steep access.
Pros: Very helpful staff, nice and clean little park. Nicely wooded, my lot size okay. Good Wifi. Easy hiking trails to rivers, gorges, and waterfalls nearby. Few amenities (cafe, pizza place, Laundromat, library and small grocery) within a mile.
Cons: Only occasional cell service very weak signal. No Air TV stations. But can rent Direct TV.
Worth Noting: Delightful free entertainment (Oregon Old Time Fiddlers) and weenie roast (with s’mores)
Mt Shasta, CA
Pros: Huge wooded sites, beautiful lake with beach, hiking trails, onsite restaurant and snack shop, Summer evening movies outside, kayak rentals, Okay cellphone signal, Closest town 6 miles away. Not too buggy (early June). Warm days, cool nights. Easy place to hang out and do nothing.
Cons: No Wifi, Shower stall did not drain, Cable was advertised but not available (switching services available in a couple of weeks). No Air TV stations, Yellow Jackets just coming out
Worth Noting: Temps in the 80s. Cooled off with daily afternoon thunderstorm between 4 and 6, then generally cleared up afterwards
Pros: Pool and Hot tub, Had the hot tub to myself most nights. Pull through spot, very level concrete pad, Clean Shower facilities, Good Laundry on site. Closest town 3 miles away, Good Cellphone Reception, Good Air TV channels.
Cons: Tiny site, Campground very lit up at night, cold and windy, no walking trails
Worth Noting: Felt very suburban. Got my first hummingbird at my feeder.
Gold Beach, OR
Pros: Private Hot Tub! Easy walk to the beach, Large secluded Site, Private clean shower rooms, Good Laundry on site. Closest town 1 miles away, a few Air TV channels. OK Cellphone reception
Cons: SIte backed up to Highway 101, traffic noise, Sewer way far back in site, cold and windy,
Worth Noting: Watched in International Space Station cross the sky 2 nights in a row!
Pros: Close to town, close to beach, camp hosts very friendly, good hiking trails, good showers, huge campground good showers. Good Air TV Channels, Good Cellphone reception
Cons: Tiny Site, set on a corner, lots of camp traffic, cold and windy, huge line up for dump
Worth Noting: Very close to the beach, but have to hike over a huge dune to get to it.
Pros: Free, can stay 2 nights, right on the farm, easy access to restaurant, wine tasting and cheese tasting, petting zoo. Good Cellphone Reception
Cons: No Hookups, No real hiking trails
Worth Noting: Watched them shear some llamas, and woke up to guinea fowl surrounding the trailer.
Pros: Very artsy campground. Rentable vintage trailers on site. Grassy site, Lodge had entertainment Saturday night. Sauna, Massage available, Very nice people running it. Some Air TV Channels, Okay cellphone reception, Easy walk to beach. Coastal weather prominent.
Cons: Campsites are close together on a big grassy field with little privacy
Worth Noting: Love the vibe of this place.
Sol Duc, WA
Site #6 (#9 is the best)
Pros: Right in the middle of Gods Country. Hot Springs, Lovely hiking trails. Small site (only 17 hookups). Great Camp Host. Close to my favorite: Lake Crescent
Cons: Campsites are close together on a big gravel lot separated by raised logs. No Wifi, No Cell Reception, No Air TV. Closest town 40 minute drive. Park was overrun during the weekend by giant RVs (all one family) and they were not respectful of the park.
Worth Noting: This park in in the rain forest, but there was a week of dry warm weather while I was there.