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Pinnacles Campground - My Rating is 5 out of 5 -- Amazing area and while the campground is nothing to write home about this is one of the few places you can go and get away from it all. Perfect spot to tent camp or bring a small RV.

Hollywood KOA - My Rating is out of 5 -- Editor note: We have contacted the owner, Pat, at Hollywood KOA to verify this review. Due to the popularity of the location and the number of reservations they turn away in order to hold a reservation for a 1 month stay the park has a very strict cancellation and deposit policy. As of right now that policy is a mandatory non-refundable, for any reason, $400 deposit per month.

Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA - My Rating is 4 out of 5 -- The park is now a KOA. There have been some serious upgrades and sprucing up of the many sites in the park. The office staff does a good job spacing out RVs to use up the 200 plus site park smartly; giving guests good room between sites. The pool and spa area is still the highlight of the facility and very nice. We fit our huge RV in to a 30 amp backin with room to stay hooked up. New picnic tables have been placed at every site and each site is raked to smooth the rocks between guests (a nice touch). They have added comfort cleaning sinks to the grounds, improved the office into a store, painted signs, poles and buildings, re-surfaced the black-top, cleaned up the mini-golf, added a k-9 area and over-all improved the facility. Now that the park is a KOA it is drawing in a more diverse range of campers including tourists, families and seniors. The park has a pickle-ball court and playground area. For off-roaders hundreds of miles of roads can be found in the area including some popular back-country routes into Joshua Tree National Park. Located on Dillon Rd, the scenic route on the north side of the Coachella Valley, guests can also ride bikes or hike in to the desert (note this is the real desert and you need to be prepared with maps and navigational aids). Verizon coverage is solid. The nightly rate is $45 per night for the 30 amp backin with 50 amp sites in the $55 per night range. This pricing fits in with the standard KOA pricing structure and judging by the larger volume of guests is working to the parks advantage. (clearly the price is not scaring people away and they are providing improved facilities). We visited Joshua Tree National Park while staying here and it was only a 45 minute drive into the main entrance. We found it was a lot more fun exploring the mountains above this park instead of the National Park. Look up Long Canyon for a nearby dirt road adventure that is easy and short. Search out Berdoo Canyon if you want a real adventure via high clearance 4 wheel drive, dirt bike, mountain bike or hiking. Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA fits a needed category of RV park in this region providing family friendly amenities in an area over-run with retirement/ senior style parks. I am sure it will be a popular choice in the area.

Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge - My Rating is 5 out of 5 -- Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge is open for business.

Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina - My Rating is 5 out of 5 -- This park was severely damaged by the hurricane. Work continues to bring the park back to operational status. As of right now it is closed.

Bahia Honda State Park Campground - My Rating is 5 out of 5 -- Bahia Honda is back open for day use with some campsites slated to re-open soon. The state park, as reported by the Herald Tribune (, has been severly damaged with the prime ocean facing RV sites completely wiped out by the hurricane. "There are facilities such as a temporary bathroom and a makeshift set of showers. Also a chain-link fence that keeps people from the entire Atlantic Ocean side of the place." The Atlantic facing camping areas, road and parking lot are all gone. Contact the park direct for availability and rules but do expect a long recovery for this popular state park.

Catalina Spa & RV Resort - My Rating is out of 5 -- please post photos of the changes noted thank you

Grassy Key RV Park & Resort - My Rating is 5 out of 5 -- The park is fully operational following the hurricanes.

Mustang Island State Park Campground - My Rating is 5 out of 5 -- Due to hurricane damage this state park is partially closed and may be impacted for some time. The RV area is scheduled to re-open in Jan 2018 but call for availability. According to: "Corpus Christi’s beloved Mustang Island State Park is closed indefinitely. The park was heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and park officials are still assessing the damages. While the beach itself held up well, Rick Meyers, region director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, said he cannot predict when the state park will reopen. “What we’re dealing with currently is a badly damaged headquarters,” he said. “The day-use booth is totally gone; restroom and showers totally gone; resident housing is destroyed.”

Washoe Lake State Park Campground - My Rating is 5 out of 5 -- The lake is completely full right now. Amazing to see

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park - My Rating is 5 out of 5 -- The park recently underwent upgrades to the sites. Larger pads with full hookups new rock base and improved cabins and restroom facilities.

City of Roses RV Park - My Rating is 1 out of 5 -- It has been reported that this RV park may be closed permanently. The owner stopped paying utilities and they have been shutoff. Long term tenants were forced to move out.

Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA - My Rating is 5 out of 5 -- Recent update on the status of this park: Due to Hurricane Irma damage the park will be closed to the public until at least January 1, 2018. Rental cabins on the property will likely all have to be replaced. Will likely be open to guests on a very limited basis between January 1 and March 31. The campground will resemble a “work camp” while the bulk of the rebuilding efforts are under way from January 1 to October 15, 2018. 100 percent of the repair and rebuilt work triggered by Hurricane Irma should be completed by March 31, 2019

Hunting Island State Park - My Rating is out of 5 -- Note as of 2016/ 2017 this campground is closed for an unknown period of time following Hurricane Mathew. Plans are being made to redevelop the park. From news reports: Among the damages and plans at Hunting Island: ▪ The dunes were wiped out, destroying the oceanfront campground. A planned beach renourishment project is at least a year away. ▪ Massive debris removal is underway. About 75 percent of the cost will be covered by federal emergency money. ▪ 450 parking spots were lost, and only 200 of those are expected to be replaced. Park officials want to work with Beaufort County to find an off-site parking area for a shuttle service during the summer and busy weekends. ▪ Roads were badly damaged, some under water for a month after the storm. Repairs are estimated at $2.5 million. ▪ Two of the four bathroom and shower facilities were destroyed, and the remaining two damaged and now threatened by erosion. The needs come as the state park service had already identified $100 million in statewide deferred maintenance to facilities, roads, bridges and dams, its report to lawmakers said. Parks officials marked about $15 million of those projects as critical needs. Among the park system’s priorities are reopening the money-generating campgrounds at Hunting Island and Edisto Beach state parks, restoring Hunting Island beach access and cleaning up the lighthouse area. Parts of Hunting Island are already on the way back. The nature center and part of the fishing pier opened last year, not long after the storm. Read more here:

El Paso West / Anthony KOA - My Rating is 3 out of 5 -- It has recently been taken over/ changed to a KOA. We visited this campground as a stopover, having been in state and national parks for a while without full hook-ups, so our requirements for this park were that it had hook-ups (it does), a functioning laundry (it's clean, functional and good value - $1 a machine), decent wifi for planning our next moves (fast and reliable), and close to shops as we needed to get food, go to Lowe's, get some clothes etc. In these respects the site met all of our expectations and the people who run it are very friendly. It is very clean and the sites are level and all pull-throughs. We were surprised, given the brand, that it didn't have more of a resort feel (having been in other KOAs), but for us it wasn't a problem, as we were only there over night. It's not a campground that you would want to use to sit back and relax in, there is no privacy or shade in the sites, it's really just a big parking lot. If you need function over form and need to be close to El Paso, then this is for you.

San Benito County Fair RV Camping - My Rating is 5 out of 5 -- Admin note: This location has super fast Verizon 4G coverage!

Branched Oak State Recreation Area Campground - My Rating is 5 out of 5 -- One of the best campgrounds we have ever visited. As noted in the description they offer only 12 full hookup sites but we stayed in October during the week and arrived without reservations to stay in site 77 for 3 days. Nebraska uses Reserve America so avoiding reservations saves $7 enough to cover one day of one vehicle entrance fee. The full hookup sites are only $26 per night BUT you also have to pay per motorized vehicle (in our case 2) $5 each = $10 per day extra. Even at $36 per night it is still reasonable. If you can do with partial hookups it is even cheaper. The best sites are 71-77 for the full-hookup sites as they all backup and overhang a slope that then overlooks the western arm of the lake. Amazing views and a short walk down to the picnic area, small sandy beach and playground. There are some fun little single track biking, hiking, horsebacking trails that depart from this area. In addition the paved roads looping around the lake are lightly traveled and make for a solid 11 mile loop, through in an out and back to the Area 3-8 peninsula and you have a 13 mile ride. (South Shore Campground or Area 1) Verizon 4G was 4 bars solid and fast. Over the air digital TV was excellent. Nights were quiet and neighbors were great... all i all a very special campground near Lincoln Nebraska. We would absolutely return again if passing through.

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