Reviews: RV Parks

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French Creek RV Park, Custer, SD

Friday night barbecue kicks off (half the neighborhood shows up too)

Since I haven’t posted in about three months (and didn’t start this blog until after six months into our trip), I have a lot of catching up to do with campground reviews.  But I wanted to make sure I got this one in.  We picked French Creek RV Park, right in the town of Custer, once we realized we couldn’t get decent 3G in the state park, and after we read some good reviews about it (and the mention of Friday night barbecues!). When we first drove in, we weren’t so sure — it’s a very small park, and sites …read more »

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Beaver Canyon RV Park & Campground, Beaver, UT

Need to get somewhere? Anywhere? Just follow the sign(s)

This has got to me the most interesting place we’ve stayed in so far, character-wise at least. When we checked in, the office, which is sort of a combination garage, workplace and possibly store or pawn shop (? I couldn’t tell if a bunch of the stuff displayed — or strewn around — was for sales or just the owners’)… anyway, the office was empty.  I went through a bunch of open doors and didn’t see anyone, until finally a plump older woman walked in and said, “Has anyone helped you? I’ll go find Dan for you, honey.” She was one of …read more »

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Kaibab Camper Village, Jacob Lake, AZ

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Kaibob Camper Village was lovely and wooded, and the closest place to stay from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon that has hookups. North Rim is notably less frenetic and filled with tourists than the South Rim, though you also might find the views less dramatic. We called a week before Memorial Day and were surprised to have been able to reserve a spot through the weekend.  The first night, we were supposed to have a water-only site, then move to a full hook-up site when one opened up the next day, but one had opened up before we …read more »

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Shooting Star Drive-In, Escalante, UT

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Shooting Star Drive-In is a hard one to review as an RV Park. But I’ll start by talking about just that.  Were it just an RV park, I’d’ve probably driven right by it.  When we arrived, the RV “field” (that’s pretty much what it is) was vacant. That sort of thing is usually a sign to me to keep on driving, but I knew what else this place had to offer. Check-in was easy. Mark, the owner, was ready for us, gave us the run-down of the place and lead us to our spot (basically, our choice of any of …read more »