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Pecan Park RV Resort, Jacksonville, FL

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A three day stay very close to Jacksonville on our way to Orlando. Woodalls rated 5 W's and I might agree if it wasn't located right on the landing path of the Jacsonville International Airport. Otherwise, nicely laid out with 70 foot level, concrete pads. Sites are 40 feet wide so we have a little more space than usual.

Standard price of $42/night is OK for the quality. They also take Good Sam as well as Passport America at 50% off per night. Were members so $21/night is a real bargain!

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Savannah Oaks RV Resort

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Stayed here when visiting Savannah because it was the closest to the city (about 15 miles) and Woodalls rated it 3 W's, the highest in the area. It is one W too high and surely not a "resort." Location is convenient but facilities are old, not well maintained, sites not level and average price. Staff was friendly. Nice store with a gas staion which is unusual.

BTW, website is awful

Otherwise, Savannah is a great city to visit. Little known fact: Port has the highest volume of shipping in North America.

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Four Seasons RV Resort, Gold Beach, OR

2011 04 20 002 x800.jpgTraveling up the California, Oregon and Washington coast on HWY 101 this spring. Four Seasons RV Resort is our first stop in Oregon and what a pleasant surprise. A small park with what appears a few semi-permanent residents but has about a half dozen pull-in sites right on the Bank of the Rogue River. Four Seasons is about 8 miles up the river from Gold Beach. Here's my Facebook post:

Another rainy day on the Oregon coast. We may extend our stay another couple of days (forecast fair and sunny) overlooking the Rogue River. Very relaxing to hear the rushing sound of the river and watching for wildlife. Not in a hurry to go anywhere. What could be better?

Best of the Best RV Sites

2010 10 19 001 x800.JPGAfter two full years of travel around the US we have stayed in RV Parks resembling dingy, old motels to the Ritz Carlton of all RV Resorts and everything in between. Our criteria includes:
  • Cleanliness
  • Level asphalt or cement pads
  • Maintenance
  • Landscape
  • Location
  • Amenities
  • Views
  • Price
See our Road reviews in the "Best of the best" category.

McCall RV Resort: An Idaho Experience


2010 06 25 003-1200WM.jpgJune 23 - 26, 2010

We were fortunate to find this amazingly beautiful and tidy RV resort in the heart of Idaho's vacation village on the Payette Lake. The original owner developed this property and spared no expense in amenities. It was once part of the KOA network. Unfortunately, the owner went into foreclosure and the investors/lenders took it over. We were here in late June and the resort had only a few guests. We were able to obtain a "pull in" site right on the Payette River.

The resort is under new management and renamed to Payette River RV Park. Highly recommended!!

The photos were taken from our site overlooking the river. The foggy scene was taken at 3:00 AM in the morning (don't ask) with my Konika/Minolta Dimage A2 on a tripod in auto exposure mode. It took nearly a 30 second exposure to capture the scene.

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Crooked River Ranch: A Central Oregon Gem

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June 19 - 22, 2010

The ranch is located just a few miles north of Redmond and up until 1972 was an immense cattle ranch between the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers. Developed as a recreational site, it is now the largest homeowners' association in Oregon and has grown to over 4,000 in population and is continuing an upward trend towards becoming the largest subdivision of its kind. Crooked River Ranch amenities include an RV Resort, a great 18 hole golf course, pool, restaurant and a lodge.

Crooked River has carved a rugged canyon over many centuries and is very picturesque. The photos included were within a short walk of our RV space. The snow covered mountain in the background is Mt. Jefferson. The RV resort is very reasonably priced and the staff friendly and helpful. Reservations are recommended, especially during holidays.

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pensacola-rv-park-2.jpgWe extended our stay in the Pensacola area for another week because of a Motor Coach windshield replacement and some emergency dental work for Pam. We moved to this RV park to be closer to downtown Pensacola. I found it doing a Google search on "RV Parks near Pensacola, FL. This one was convenient, had a good review and very economical. New having opened only a year ago.

pensacola-rv-park.jpgWhat a surprise. Clean, uncluttered, nicely manicured, close to Interstate 10 (but far enough away to be quiet) and extremely friendly and helpful owners. I would recommend it for anyone.

Rating: 7.5 (out of 10)
Cost: $      ($ = inexpensive, $$$$$ = pricey)
Members of Good Sam
Weekly rate is $211 ($28/day plus tax).

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Before leaving Atlanta I searched for an RV park about halfway to Mobile as I really don't like to drive for more than 3 to 4 hours. I found this one and had no idea what we would find. What a surprise!!

Paved roads, grassy areas between sites, full hookups with 50 amp service, concrete paved site pads, great Verizon reception with broadband, DirecTV access, very picturesque and very clean. The park belongs to the city and they maintain it beautifully. And, with Good Sam it is only $25/night!!!

Rating: 8.5

Cost: $      (one $ = cheap, five $ = pricey)

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castaways.jpgThe Castaways RV Resort was completely renovated in the last three years and it shows (investment must have been in the millions). It is located right on the bay with panoramic views. Activities available include fishing, jet skiing, golf adjacent to the resort and an airport next door to do your skydiving!! We had a spot with the bay in view out our front picture window windshield. A few photos attached.

Our next stop is Northern Virginia (actually Harpers Ferry, WV) for two to three weeks. Hope to catch up with our friends.


Price: $$$$$ (5 dollar signs means very expensive)

Rating: 8.5 (would be higher except for the price)

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A New Jersey Shore Experience


Made it to the New Jersey shore on September 5th. First stop was in Port Republic and stayed at the NACO Chestnut Lake campground. What a dive!! Reserved a week but only stayed 3 full days. It was not well maintained and the mosquitoes were awful. I marked it to be avoided. Cell coverage was average, 3G network intermittent.

Next stop: the Beachcomber RV Resort in Cape May, NJ. Nice park that was highly rated. It was ok but not great. After the big storm many sites were literally flooded. Fortunately, ours was not. Cell coverage was excellent, 3G network excellent.

On to Delaware on the Cape May/Lewes Ferry. A little rough after the storm but endurable.

Cape May and Ferry photos attached (continue reading).

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Bar Harbor Campground

bar-harbor-campground-site-ocean.jpgBar Harbor Campground is the closest to the town of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The features include paved roads, swimming pool, laundry and strategically located restrooms. There are a few full hookup sites overlooking the ocean. The overall facility is rather old not necessarily well kept. Although, it is generally clean. (Continue reading for Google Map)

bar-harbor-campground-site-pt.jpgThe unusual feature is "no reservations." First come, first served, pick your site, get settled then go register. Want to stay longer? No worry. just go pay for more days. Full hookup runs $38/day, moderately priced for the area. Other parks in the area go for $60/night and up.

We struggled with Verizon cell coverage and the PC air card was intermittent. The wi-fi was wi-iffy, very poor reliability operating on the "b" standard.

Rating (0 to 10 scale):  5.0

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Wells Beach Resort, Wells, ME


wells-beach-resort.jpgVery nice place to stay between Kennebunkport to the north and York Harbor to the south. The population of the coastal towns explode during the summer. We went for an exploratory drive yesterday and the traffic was bumper to bumper. The economy appears to be alive and well.

We're parked under an abundance of pine trees so we can't see the DirecTV satelitte. Good thing cable is provided. Verizon distributes good to excellent digital service.

Next stop: Bar Harbor, ME. Lobster.

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