Sunday, December 2, 2012

Best Campgrounds

Camping among the tall pines at Clear Spring COE

Top 3 COE Parks

1)      Clear Spring Park, Texarkana, Texas -- The tall pines here were amazing.  The sites were super spacious, and there was a beach to play on at the lake, as well as playgrounds.  

2)      Taylor Park on Granger Lake, Texas -- This was a super clean, well-maintained campground with spacious, easy-to-get-into sites.  There were also hiking/biking trails and a playground.

3)      Potters Creek, Texas -- This campground had easy-to-get-into sites, with lots of wide open space and a great view of the lake.  The bathhouse here was awesome, too!

Fun times at Hillshade RV Park in Gonzales, Texas -- Yes, this is January.
Top 5 Private RV Parks

1)      Small Country Campground, Lousia, VA -- We loved this campground for its reasonable rates, nice owners, spacious sites, a jumping pillow & a pool!
2)      Little Farm on the River, Rising Sun, IN -- The kids really enjoyed the playground, the basketball courts, and the little pond for fishing.
3)      Creekwood Farm, Maggie Valley, NC -- This park was in a great location, super close to Cataloochee.  There were clean, private bathrooms, and the rates with Passport America were good.  The trout stream--and the snakes in it--were a point of fascination for the kids!
4)      Hillshade RV Park, Gonzales, TX -- The owners are what make this a great place to stay.  The Moers  are super nice, and their homeschool kids befriended our kids and had a blast together.
5)      Big Pine Campground, Custer, SD -- This is a very pretty, wooded campground.

This amazing playground was right behind our site in Moscow, Idaho.
Top 5 Municipal RV Parks

1)      Pilot Knoll, Highland Village, TX -- We loved the setting here.  It is beautiful, and the staff was always nice.  

2)      Tapo Canyon Park, Simi Valley, CA -- This is a very nice, well-maintained campground with a great playground.  Watch out for ants though...

3)      Lewisville Lake Park, Lewisville, TX -- We stayed here a lot while we were still living & working in the area.  It's right on the lake, although your sites aren't.  The far bathhouse was great - clean, hot showers. And, the advertised wifi actually works and is super fast!!

4)      Victoria City Park, Victoria, TX -- If you're looking for a super cheap place to just hang out & catch up for a week, this is it.  This is a first-come, first-serve campground with full-hookups in a nice little town.  

5)      Fairgrounds, Moscow, ID -- The sites here are super close together and are also first-come, first-serve.  However, we had great neighbors, and there was an incredibly awesome playground right there.  The supermarket right across the road was pretty handy, too!  This is also a great place to just hang out & play catch up.


Thad Bosarge said...

My favorite campground is on Dauphin Island, AL. Clean large bath house with plenty of hot water, shower stalls with changing stalls. Camp sites are clean and mostly level. Close to beach. Island is family friendly, most of the year. (Fishing tournament can get busy) Aquarium, fort, bird sanctuary and many bike trails. This is just south of Mobile AL.

The Zavocki's said...

Thank you Thad for that suggestion. Your timing is great, we are moving from Utah to Pensacola, and will be staying in the RV initially and would be really close to Dauphin Island. Thanks!