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A number of trails, ranging from easy to very much otherwise, begin at a trailhead within this expansive State Park. The flora on this side of Tucson is not predominately cacti, but rather a "forest" of mesquite trees -- not the brushy shrubs types, but the full sized trees. There are approximately 75 sites here, about half with electricity, and half with no hookups.

A dump station and water are available. The sites are generously spaced, with lots of trees around and between the sites. It is definitely "big rig friendly". We visited this large park in the "off season" -- March -- or we would probably not have been able to find an unreserved spot. It is located on the lake and has nicely landscaped sites with full hookups. There are 2 swimming pools, one for family use and one for adult lap swim.

There are also game rooms, craft rooms, and, in high season, the usual "planned activities" for families and adults. Located 18 miles Northeast of Nogales AZ, this interesting park is located on a lake with a very narrow neck, making one lake appear to be 2.

The campsites are well designed into the natural landscape; most of them with hookups and water views. Except for the weekends, this State Park appears to be quite uncrowded. Kino Springs Golf Course which we enjoyed is a mere 10 minutes away. The former home of Stewart Granger and wife Jean Simmons has been tastefully preserved.

It is now a beautiful clubhouse with an outstanding restaurant. Memorabilia of "movie days" are everywhere. And of course Mexico is only a short drive beyond. Picacho Peak State Park. While there are a limited number of hookup sites here, we don't recommend you come here to use them parking lot style. Instead, opt for the landscaped and spacious non-hookup area which is another mile into this desert scenic area. It's about a 45 minute drive to Saguaro National Monument, and the Desert Museum -- both being west of Tucson and "must sees" when visiting this area.

While the sites are within sight of both I and a main rail route, the distance is so substantial that there is no audible distraction. Ajo Heights RV Park: Park is owned by full-time RVers, has no park models, and does not cater to permanent residents. That's due in part to the fact that the owners have chosen to keep this "purely RV" park open only seasonally -- October through April. Small circa 40 sites , reasonably priced, superior WiFi, digital cable, small but clean washrooms, friendly neighbors, and helpful on-site owners.

Concrete pads, full hookups, and gravel areas that are manicured to perfection daily. It's amazing to see how the creative owners have been able to turn what is essentially a gravel parking lot into a thoughtfully landscaped and impeccably maintained RV park. Yet it's a mere minutes from downtown Mesa! The park is situated several hundred feet above the east valley floor, and seems worlds away from the crowded tangles of RVs which populate the popular Mesa and Apache Junction areas.

The park now accepts reservations, and in season they are essential. The sites are large and nicely landscaped, often with as much as 20 - 40 yards between some sites. Each site has 50A power and water, a table, a barbeque, and a fire ring -- plus its own private selection of desert flora including very large Saguaros. There are numerous hiking trails of varying difficulty within the park which are especially popular with day users on weekends. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Located only five minutes from the border with Mexico just north of Lukeville, this desert wonderland was initially included in our list, but for a while removed because of safety concerns illegal immigration.

The park and the Border Patrol have taken positive steps to assuage safety concerns, and the park's newly enlightened attitude will accommodate any RV that they are told is "40 feet" -- and they've apparently thrown away their measuring tape as well. The sites here range to about 60 feet, are well spaced, and each has its own private landscaping of the lush natural desert flora -- many including towering saguaro cactus specimens.

Birds are plentiful and varied. There are no hookups, and generator hours are restricted to certain daytime hours. There is both water and a dump station in the park. For those who enjoy true seclusion, this is a must visit campground. Easy day trips down and back to Rocky Point can be made while staying here, though any travel to Mexico as of this point in time requires some consideration. This park is extremely well laid out, offering spacious sites for rigs of any size -- all with full hookups.

The park sits on a sloping hillside overlooking Lake Powell. There are many wonderful and scenic day trips to take from here. Don't miss the trip over though Marble Canyon to Lee's Ferry. Butterfield RV Resort , located in Benson, has attracted our attention when passing through this area because of its nicely designed pull-through sites generally available for overnight guests.

Some would complain that the park is too close to the mainline Southern Pacific tracks, and if train noise is a major factor, this may not be your spot. However the common facilities are extremely well done, and there is a definite spirit of comaraderie among the folks that choose to stay here. Regretably WiFi is provided only on a fee basis. Located roughly 50 miles south of Watson Lake, British Columbia, on the Cassiar Highway, this Park was such a delightful surprise that we ended our driving day mid-morning -- it was just too pretty to pass up.

The sites were immaculate, raked after each departure. The hike around the lake was a delight and the scenery breathtaking. We saw mountain sheep as we explored this area. One caveat when visiting any of these parks: Dave's RV Park in Vanderhoof was a surprise "find" we made while looking for overnight accommodations in this charming lake country community. Located about a half mile off the Yellowhead Highway, we ventured out that way seeking a comfortable, friendly place for a night's stay.

What we found was a park that can handle any size big rig with long, level pull through spaces with full hookups. The clean restrooms were exceptional in this country of typcially more rustic facilities. And a special surprise was finding a dedicated modem line to facilitate internet connections. Located in the heart of a fishing paradise, this park is unique for its warm hospitality and rustic but serene lake setting.

The sites are simply randomly spaced grassy locations, some with shade, that offer water and 20 amp service. A sani dump is available. If you insist on level paved sites with 50 amp service and cable TV, you'll not be happy here. Nor will you anywhere else for a couple of hundred miles, because this is a true "back country" location. Come here for the "getting away from it all" sensation -- and bring a small boat or rent one here.

Any well behaved pet will be welcome here without a leash -- and will have two instant friends in the person of the resident brown and black labs. It's 3 miles east of the main highway 19 that leads to Port Hardy. The 5 KM access road is gravel, a bit dusty, and steep in places.

This is a very special find, especially for big rigs that will find few parks in British Columbia as accommodating to larger RVs. The setting is on the Inland Passage, just north of Seymour Narrows, and the views are spectacular. The cruise ships to Alaska pass within a few hundred feet of your RV, and after dark are a truly amazing sight. Fish from their pier, launch your boat, or take a 10 minute walk to the local floating restaurant.

The grounds are neatly landscaped and well maintained. Free WiFi is provided throughout the park. It first opened in , and surely rates as among the top RV properties in the United States. With more than generously sized fully paved pads and landscaped sites, this park offers virtually every amenity we've ever found at a resort property -- and then some.

Not only two fully enclosed dog runs, but even a a professional dog washing facility! No need to list all the amenities -- just know they're all here and all first class. The "standard" sites are delux by any measure; and the premium sites along the Sacramento River, fountains, and even "buddy sites" offer further upgrade options.

The clubhouse is the finest we've seen for a park this size anywhere, and are perfect for groups looking for facilities that could handle large numbers of rigs.

Free WiF, which is generally good but can become dicey as the park fills, and good TV cable. This is one RV resort you'll have to see to fully appreciate. This first class park has niceely landscaped sites with well trimmed shrubs separating each of the spaces. This is a one of California's most pleasant climates, with easy access to many nearby attractions including Monterey, Santa Cruz, Moss Landing, and the pristine Elkhorn Slough.

In addition to very nicely maintained facilities, we give extra credit to this one for its friendly atmostphere and personable managers. There is a 52 site full hookup section plus a separately developed dry camp section, complete with tables, fire rings, barbeques, restrooms and shelters. Many of the sites have their own palm trees or other desert flora. It's wise to have reservations for this park, especially on the weekends and holidays throughout the winter months. On years when there has been sufficient rain, the flower displays are spectacular.

The park has its own desert museum at the park headquarters building, and is a must see for new arrivals. There are numerous trails both for hiking and for vehciles, and during winter months a full schedule of educational programs and instructional hiking events. Internet service requires access to one's one cell service. Doran Beach Regional Park , located in Bodega Bay on Highway 1 about 2 hours north of San Francisco is a real "must" for RVers who are fully self-contained, and enjoy visiting ocean beaches.

While there are no hookups, you'll find this this RV destination among the best natural settings anywhere along the Pacific coast. There are a total of RV spaces, with additional sites for tent camping or groups. The entire park is located on a sandy spit which separates the very protected Bodega Harbor from the open Pacific Ocean. On one side is a placid bay, literally filled with sea life of every type and descripton.

On the other side is the sandy beach, complete with those wonderful breakers which ensure a wonderful night's sleep. Most of the sites are designed in "circles", each containing about 10 sites, with the "circle" design guaranteeing easy back ins with unobstructed views.

And the views are fabulous in every direction. This is purely a first-come-first-served park, and we suspect the summer season and weekends through the shoulder season are busy, since there is a designated "waiting area" for RVers who want to get in.

If there's a bird watcher in your group, you will find this among the top finds anywhere in the country. It's big rig friendly, though the design of both the park exit and RV dump area creates an unneeded challenge for extra long units.

It's often difficult to find a really "nice" RV park near major tourist attractions. In addition to offering very privately landscaped sites with full ameneties, the park is situated across the street from public access to some of California's most spectacular beach front. It goes for miles in either direction, and is notably uncrowded. Highway noise will be a drawback for some.

Bakersfield often on the route of RVers traveling to southern California or the southwest desert areas. The park is situated in an actual orange grove. During the "picking season" -- mid-December through early March -- campers are invited to pick as many oranges as they can personally use, and even loaned the appropriate picking implements. Take a bag along with you when you leave, because you'll never find these in a grocery store!

A addition provided many new very large pull through sites, and the park now offers complimentary WiFi service. A delightful stopover, and on a route that for many involves using Hwy 58 as an alternate to going through the Los Angeles basin area. Premier RV Resorts, Redding: This parked was transformed from an unimpressive KOA to an upscale big rig friendly RV park that reflects the superb qualities of Premier's other locations in Coburg Eugene area and Lebannon Mallard Creek.

Sites were rebuilt and relandscaped; the office complex was completely redesigned to provide the usual attractive indoor ameneties that are common to Premier propertiies; and friendly hospitality is of course the hallmark of these commonly owned parks. To the included daily newspaper and morning continental breakfast they now add free wireless.

The daily rates have been increasing to a point that might soon challenge the notion of "reasonable". This award-winning park offers approximately sites in the first two phase of its development. More are in process. The physical layout of the sites are outstanding, with both 70' and 90' pull throughs, well placed utilities, and concrete pads and patios. The sites are encircled by an inviting lush green golf course, which provides a scenic contrast to the towering desert mountains that surround Borrego Springs.

This is clearly among the top RV resorts anywhere, and is priced accordingly. The attractive clubhouse area offers a nicely equipped exercise room, and a kitchen with two public rooms There's also a swimming pool and several different sized spas in the courtyard. With increased expansion additional common areas will become even more needed. Free internet access is offered, but with a disclaimer about its speed or reliability.

Recently some concerns have arisen when three park models were seen ready for placement somewhere in the park. This is one of the top handful of parks, in terms of layout and landscaping, we've seen anywhere.

The sites all have the feeling of privacy and seclusion, due to the superb landscaping. Trees, shrubs, flowers and lawn -- all meticulously maintained, with even an occasional fountain or other "art object" tossed in to complete the picture.

Several small lakes one with resident alligator complete this idyllic picture. From the camping area it's about a 15 minute walk through dense forest to what some have called the most beautiful beach in Florida. Stretching for perhaps a mile, this fine white sand almost demands sunglasses to look at it. And given the sheer size of the beach, it is not teeming with tourists.

While it's price reflects all these amenities, the value is still there. However, the word is out, and getting a reservation can be a challenge. Spread over 20 acres are not only RV sites, but an indoor swimming pool with two spas; a tennis court; a putting green; a fascinating kids play area; an outdoor shelter suitable for large events; a spacious and well appointed TV lounge, separate picnic areas with tables and grills; and more.

All in all, a nice physcial facility. While some might prefer a bit more distance between an RV park and an Interstate highway, and others may be disinclined towards the higher daily fare which a true RV resort will typically charge, this is definitely a place to plan a night around during a visit to the wonderful Idaho Panhandle area.

The Redfish Lake area has many campgrounds, but this is our favorite. Again, the sites are most spacious, very level and the views of the Sawtooth Mountains are nothing short of spectatular. Although there are no hookups available, Redfish Lake is a favorite destination for families; reservations should be made for weekends or holidays. The elevation here is more than feet, but summers are warm in these mountains, and the mountain breezes are pleasant.

The rustic old but very well maintained Redfish lodge serves meals, and there is a small grocery, stables, and a Visitor Center. Blackwell Island RV Park is on the Spokane River in Couer d'Alene, and will be a welcome sight for big rigs, and for all RVers who delight at a park rule that says "please feel free to wash your rigs at the site".

The sites have fulll 50 amp hookups. The park offers free in-park wireless high speed internet connections. Bring your boat and rent a slip here as well, and you're ready for a perfect boating vacation.

The riverfront docks are but a short cruise to the beautiful waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Kids of all ages will love the beach and protected swimming area. This is a place to be discovered by RVers who want a great central location for summer travels.

We seldom mention highway noise, such as exists at this park's primary competitor. However, the world is imperfect, and the sound of traffic is replaced here to a certain extent by a fairly busy lumber mill just across the river. It is surely not enough to keep us coming back for more visits in the future.

Situated on a charming wooded 55 acre parcel with extensive frontage on the Payette River, there are a variety of site settings to choose from. We tabbed this park as a "Top Pick" when it opened in However it was subsequently sold and became a KOA.

We withdrew our rating pending a return visit. However, the park was once again sold, this time to the "G7" group, that owns other parks in Idaho and Arizona. Chris, one of the owners, was on site when we visited, and is a delightful and friendly person.

Upon our return in August we were delighted to find the park restored to its original well-landscaped and maintained condition. This is now once again one of the true RV resort "gems" that it once was. And we welcome its return! Wagonhammer RV Park is one of those rare and delightful finds in a spectacular mountain setting along the banks of the Salmon River two miles south of North Fork.

This is recreation paradise, with fishing, wildlife viewing, white water rafting, hiking, and just enjoying the scenery. The large office and adjacent gift shop and club room are as tastefully done as anything we've ever seen in our RV travels -- anywhere. If you should simply pass by on Highway 93, at least stop to say hello and see this amazing interior. But plan to stay, because you'll find an incredibly friendly environment here. Two eithernet connections in the lounge area provide high speed internet access for your laptop -- something you usually don't find in an area this remote.

We suspect this park will be discovered by RVers that are looking for a truly special place to spend a month or more during the season. Bear Den RV Resort , in Grangeville, is a small 22 site park with full amenities, excellent design and landscaping, and friendly managers. Free cable and WiFi are provided, and the rate is reasonable.

This is a wonderful place to "base camp" and explore the surrounding area. There really are lots of places to explore around Grangeville, and the small town is friendly and delightful. This Forest Service campground is located on Highway 12 -- the route over Lolo Pass -- and is just 12 miles west of the Montana border.

One loop is dry camping, and the other offers 50A electric service. Most sites are very well shaded, offering a cool setting during warm summer months. The elevation here is approximately 3, feet. The sites are mostly well spaced, and offer a fabulous forest setting along the Lochsa River. As an added bonus, a 10 minute walk takes you to the only commercial establishment along the entire route -- the Lochsa Lodge.

The Lodge offers cabins plus a beautiful Lodge building with restaurant. It's a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. To top it off, the Lodge also has complimentary WiFi.

It's located in Abbeville, arguably the epicenter of Acadiana, and approximately a dozen count 'em spaces -- by far the smallest park you'll find in our "Favorites" listings. Each has full hookups, including 50 amp power and cable TV.

There is also space for rigs to dry camp. Betty's attractive home is on the adjacent parcel, and her screened back patio reaches to the edge of the park. Here on the patio is where you'll enjoy some time with your neighbors in the park. Flash your SKP card, and the tariff is very reasonable. This park makes our list not because it is in any way "fancy" though big rigs will find it easy here , but mostly because of the "Betty" part.

You will not only feel truly "home", but you'll have the best possible source of information about the local area. And a wonderful area it is. We highly recommend this unique and friendly home town RV park as your "RV Parking" base camp for exploring the wonderful Cajun country.

Chicot State Park , perhaps the keystone in the Louisiana state park system, is located some 7 miles from Ville Platte, in Evangeline parish. It is a favorite place for in-state visitors, but provides the out of state guest with a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich flora and fauna of this densely wooded lake area.

The campsites offer water and electric hookups, and many are suitable for big rigs. Grand Casino RV Parks , in both Marksville and Kinder, are extremely similar parks which are operated in conjunction with major casino facilities. Both are at sufficient distance from the Casino to be truly "separate" facilities. And both well deserve the "9" and "10" ratings they're awarded by Trailer Life.

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