We thought it might be helpful to give our opinion on parks that we have stayed in. If you’re like us you would rather get advice from someone who has actually stayed somewhere rather than just go by what the internet or books say about a place. Word of mouth is always better than playing the guessing game.
Our tastes may be different from yours, so please keep that in mind. We prefer a park with full hook up (50 amp, water & sewer). We have a satellite dish and internet so those aren’t a big priority for us. Michael likes a concrete pad just in case he needs to get under the coach for some reason. Trees & foliage are always nice, while a quiet, well maintained park is welcomed. We also like a park that we can walk around and enjoy the scenery as well as check out the other rigs!
While traveling we like a park that is easily accessible and fairly close to our route. If we are only staying a night or two we’re fine not having a full hook-up. We’re also not against spending the night in a Flying J/Pilot or Wal-Mart parking lot. However, we do ask permission if stopping at a Wal-Mart for the night. This is why we have a generator…even without full hook-ups we still have all the power that we need.
If we plan to stay at a park for a longer stay we don’t mind deviating from our route by about 25 miles or so – but not much more than that. With fuel prices so high we try to curtail going to far off course.
We have a rather large coach at 40 feet 6 inches long, 13 feet tall and 3 slides so we have to be extra careful about the size of the site we stay in. I always double-check with the person I deal with when making a reservation that they have sites large enough to accommodate our rig.
Cost is certainly a factor as we won’t the most bang for our buck! Who doesn’t? Parks that offer a Passport America, Good Sam or Military discount are always a plus. We also try to stay for a week or a month at a time to make use of the discounts associated with those lengthy stays.
If you’re interested in finding the Park Reviews look on the left side of the page and look under categories – the reviews are listed under the states that the parks are in.