Places We’ve Stayed

Updated 04/05/16

This page includes a list of places we have stayed. We are currently workamping at  Manchester KOA in Manchester, TN.
State
City
Park Name
Date
Comment

AL

Jasper

Clear Creek Recreation Area

Feb 23–Mar 17, 2013

WORKAMP Site: This was supposed to be our summer work but the job busted. Clear Creek and it’s sister location Corinth are great forest camping sites in Bankhead National Forest. Clear Creek is more geared to family with kids, Corinth is more an adult park with large spacious sites.

AL

Montgomery

Montgomery South RV Park

Feb 26, 2012

Fairly new park. Small but very open and clean.

AL

Summerdale

Rainbow Plantation

Feb 24-25, 2012

This is an Escapee park. Met Darrell and Judy Patterson from Wandering America. Cool people.

AR

Hot Springs

Hot Springs National Park KOA

Jan 2, 2014

Located on a hilly section of the area, we found our site was badly out of level. Front wheels on motor home were about 6 inches off ground when we leveled. Fenced dog run was a plus for us. Office and store are adequately stocked. Staff delivers Hunt Brothers products to site (Pizza and wings).

AR

Russellville

Ivy’s Cove RV Retreat

Apr 1, 2015

Small privately owned park with easy access just off of I-40 at Exit 84 and next door to Flying J. Good eats in town.

AR

West Memphis

Tom Sawyer RV Park

Jan 1, 2014

Very simple RV park located across the Mississippi River from Memphis, TN. Sites are spacious, open and level. Nothing fancy at all. OK for overnight stop. Easy trip back to Memphis for good eats on Beal Street.

GA

Augusta

Heritage RV Park

Feb 28, 2012

Small family owned park off the beaten path. A little tight getting in the park but easy maneuvering space in park.

GA

Blue Ridge

Windy Valley Llama Farm

Apr 1–Sep 30, 2012

WORKAMP Site: Located about 10 minutes from TN, NC state lines.

GA

Macon

Al Sihah Shrine Temple

Feb 27, 2012

OK for overnight stay. Parking is on very un-level grass.

KY

Grand River

Exit 31 RV Park

Oct 29, 2013

Easy access for overnight stop of I-24, just a few miles up the road from Patti’s Settlement. RV park is bare bones but does have level concrete pads, FHU and a tree. The blog entry ‘Patti’s Settlement’ has a photo of the RV park.

KY

Louisville (Shepherdsville)

Louisville South KOA

Apr 1-2, 2016

Busy KOA located south of Louisville off I-65 at exit 117. If arriving during a school day afternoon, be aware the route takes you through a very busy school zone. Just go slow. Their are other RV parks closer to Louisville. We opted for this park because it was away from city center yet close enough for a quick trip into town. We recommend dining at Cattleman’s Roadhouse for great steaks or El Tarasco Mexican for authentic tasting Mexican food.

KY

Paducah

Victory RV Park and Campground

Mar 21-24, 2013

Located about 10 miles east of Paducah, this is a small private RV park next to Paducah International Raceway. Not a large fancy place but it is clean and very quiet. However, during racing season, it will be noisy. Easy access to Paducah. Stayed 4 extra nights because of snow storm in St. Louis, MO

LA

Duson (Lafayette)

Frog City RV Park

Feb 22, 2012

Just off I-10. next door to truck stop and motel.

LA

Minden

Beaver Dam at Caney Lakes Recreation Complex in Kisatche National Forrest

Feb 19, 2013

WOW, what a cool place. Easy access to Interstate and local Louisiana flavor. This would be a good destination location.

MO

Fenton

Covered Bridge RV Park and Storage

Mar 25, 2013

Covered Bridge is in the process of converting from mobile home park to RV park. We chose the side with less snow and water on the pad. Navigation into park is a bit tricky but is manageable. Fenton is a suburb of St. Louis, MO.

MO

Maryland Heights

Hollywood Casino

Oct 28, 2013

Easy access for overnight stop on west side of St. Louis, MO. Amply, well lit parking. Casino remodeling is going on so getting around inside is a bit tricky. Charlie Gito’s serve up top quality food, buffet breakfast is also available.

MO

Monroe City

Mark Twain Landing

Mar 28–Oct 27, 2013

WORKAMP Site: Mark Twain Landing is a Legacy Corporation park. Splash Landing Water Park is part of the complex making this a destination park. Hannibal, MO and the Mississippi River is about 15 miles to the East. Quincy, IL is about 30 miles to the East. The park has a mix of accommodations including, Condo Units, Rustic Cabins, Lake Cabins, Bungalows, Tent Sites and 200+ RV sites. Several large family reunion groups have filled the park. Season runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Splash Landing water park across the road is a major attraction in the area. Many fisherman stay here since Mark Twain Lake is nearby. Many sites are well shaded.

MS

Lewisville

Lake Tiak-O’Khata

Feb 22, 2013

Another WOW place. At $19.00 per night, this is a bargain.

MS

Long Beach

Magic River Resort

Feb 23, 2012

Secluded park away from traffic, yet close to beach and attractions.

MS

Southhaven

EZ Daze RV Park

Apr 2, 2015

Normally, we pick Tom Sawyer RV when we are in the Memphis area. Because of all the recent rain, we opted for someplace different. This park is just south of Memphis across the state line in Mississippi. It was a little tricky getting here due to the highway interchanges. Beautiful park with large open sites. This is the first place where we found 100 Amp service panels. Definitely big rig friendly. Easy access to Memphis for good eats and Beal Street.

MS

Vicksburg

Vicksburg RV Park

Sep 23, 2012; Feb 20-21, 2013

Great place to stop for R&R and play at Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg, MS. Free shuttle to casino from RV park.

NC

Cherokee

Yogi in the Smokies

Jun 14-15, 2012

Very busy, family focused park. 10 workamper couples on site. Met Alan / Marilyn McMillan from Tales of the McMillans’ Travels.

NC

Maysville

Safe Harbor Farm

Mar 1–30, 2012

WORKAMP Site: Animal rescue facility. Great place to work if you love animals.

NC

Old Fort

Catawba Falls Campground

Mar 31, 2012

Small family owned park. Very friendly staff. Tight for big rigs but manageable.

NC

Pleasant Grove

Hagan-Stone Park

Mar 30, 2012

County owned park. Large sites and very quiet.

OK

Elk City

Elk City Mobile Park

May 4, 2011

Purchased RV from Slade and Alicia Tinnery at Rolling Retreats. Highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good deal in a fifth wheel. They set up our RV in this park so we could spend our first night in our new home.

OK

Oklahoma City

Roadrunner RV Park

Mar 31, 2014

Older park with easy access to I-35 just a bit south of I-40. Sad to report that a tornado destroyed this spot about two weeks after we spent a stormy night there.

SC

Florence

Florence RV Park

Feb 29, 2012

Was a KOA park. Just off interstate yet quiet. Spacious sites.

TN

Bluff City

Lakeview RV Park

Jun 11-13, 2012; Apr 4, 2015

Located on a terraced hillside. Our site was at bottom of hill and looked over the South Holsten River. Very close to Bristol Speedway.
Second time in this park we found the Holsten River was almost dry due to reduced water flow from upstream dam. Corp was work on stabilizing the downstream dam. We arrived Saturday before Easter so office was closed. The never applied our Passport America discount even after repeated phone calls. Spoke with a couple of long-term residents who said the park had gone down hill over the past year.

TN

Goodlettsville
(Nashville)

Nashville North KOA

Apr 3-4, 2016

This park was formerly Nashville Country RV Park. Located near I-65, there will be highway noise. Our site was a ‘pull in /back out’. First time to experience this configuration. Easy drive into Nashville, but why drive when you can take a free shuttle. No need to mess with traffic or parking.

TN

Lebanon
(Nashville)

Nashville East KOA

Apr 3, 2015

Rustic in-the-woods KOA park with easy access to I-4o located up on a bluff. Older park with sites that are close together. We had a stormy night and saw no damage in the heavily treed campground after the storm.

TN

Nashville

Two River’s Campground

Mar 19-20, 2013

Sandwiched between Camping World and Cullman Camping Center, this park is located on the east side of Nashville. Very close to Opryland complex and great local restaurants.

TN

Pigeon Forge

Waldens Creek Campground

Jun 9-10, 2012

Small family owned park off the beaten path. Tight turn around at end of park. I crunched the driver side of our fifth wheel making that turn.

TN

Townsend

Tremont Outdoor Resort

Oct 31-Dec 30, 2013

WORKAMP Site: Not sure if I would call this a resort. Great location away from the business of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Easy access to Cades Cove and the Smoky Mountains. Sites are crushed rock and not level. Good WiFi and adequate cable TV. Tough to get a good satellite shot due to trees.

TX

Amarillo

Amarillo Ranch

Aug 31, 2014-Feb 28, 2015

WORKAMP Site: Small RV Park on east side of Amarillo right off I-40. Easy access makes this a great stop for folks going to or coming from Albuquerque. All sites are pull thru.

TX

Canyon Lake

Potter’s Creek COE

Oct 14-21, 2012;
Jan 8-12, 2014;
Aug 27, 2014

COE park located on Canyon Lake north of San Antonio. All sites have lake view.

TX

Corpus Christi

Colonia del Rey

Nov 27, 2011–Jan 7, 2012;
Aug 18-26, 2014

Privately owned park. Favorite spot for Winter Texans

TX

Giddings

South Forty RV Park

Feb 17–20, 2012

Small family owned park in the country. Met up with Cedar Creek RV Owner’s Group there.

TX

Goliad

Goliad State Park

May 27–30, 2011; Jun 10-13, 2011

State Park.

TX

Houston

Lakeview RV Resort

Nov 3-6, 2011; Dec 23-26, 2011

Beautiful wide open resort park located off highway 90 in southwest Houston. Large recreation hall, wide sites, concrete streets and pads. Our back in sites had view of man-made lake

TX

Kileen

Cicada Springs RV Park

Sep 25, 2012

This gated park is converting from mobile home to RV. Owner met us at gate. Spacious sites, easy access to shopping and eating.

TX

Livingston

Rainbow’s End

Feb 21, 2012

This is the original Escapee park. This is location of our permanent address.

TX

Lubbock

Lubbock KOA

Aug 29, 2014

KOA Park near Air Port

TX

Portland

Sea Breeze RV Park

Oct 24-31, 2012;; Jan 12-30, 2014

Across the bay from Corpus Christi. great for those wanting a place close to the water (not Gulf of Mexico). Spacious sites.

TX

San Angelo

Spring Creek Marina & RV Park

Aug 28, 2014

Quiet out-of-the-way location with easy access to town.

TX

San Antonio

Admiralty RV Resort

Dec 23-26, 2012

Great location close to Sea World. Large park. sites are very tight. Lots of activities in park. Very strict on rule enforcement.

TX

Schertz (San Antonio)

Stone Creek RV Park

Nov 11-12, 2011

Located off I-35, just northeast of San Antonio. Very quiet park. Rolling hills. sites are fairly level.

TX

Tyler

#1 RV Park of Tyler

Feb 18, 2013

Located on highway 33 on the west end of Tyler. Easy access to town. Friendly owner.

TX

Tyler

5 Star RV Park

Sep 24, 2012

Country living in the city. Easy access from I-20. Easy access to town.

TX

Van Ormy (San Antonio)

Hidden Valley RV Park

Oct 10-13, 2012;
Feb 1-28, 2014

WORKAMP Site: Best kept secret in San Antonio area. Easy access to I-35 and all San Antonio attractions. Very quiet park.

TX

Waller

Lone Star Yogi

Mar 1-Aug 15, 2014

WORKAMP Site: Large destination park complete with water park, rental cabins RV and tent sites. Lots of activities for kids. Located about 5 miles off US 290 at FM 1498. This is also a Legacy Corporation park.

TX

Wichita Falls

Lake Arrowhead State Park

May 5, 2011

State Park.

TX

Wimberley

Priddy Meadows RV Park

Jul 15-18, 2011

Very small family owned park located just south of Wimberley, Tx.

VA

Broadway (New Market)

Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA

Apr 6, 2015 – Mar 31, 2016

Privately owned KOA nestled at the base of the Massanutten Mountain and heavily wooded.A short 4 mile drive down a twisty country road off I-81 at Exit 257 is not a difficult to maneuver for a big rig. Easy access to many sites related to Civil War. Shenandoah Valley is beautiful in all seasons. Washington DC is a short 100 mile trip. West Virginia is 20 miles away and Harper’s Ferry is about an hour drive to the North. Harrisonburg is home to James Madison University and lots of shopping and good eats. Highly recommend Southern Kitchen for good eats.

VA

Salem

Dixie Caverns

Apr 5, 2015

Small rustic campground located on the property of Dixie Caverns. Easy access off I-81 at exit 132. Nothing fancy. We did not tour the caves but that is available for those who wish to do so.

WV

Milton

Huntington /Fox Fire KOA

Mar 31, 2016

Located on the Western edge of West Virginia, this small yet comfy RV Park is just right for an overnight stop. Spaces a little tight but can accommodate big rigs. Use exit 20A (Barboursville) then cut back east on US/WV 60 5 miles to entrance to RV park on the left. This avoids a sharp switchback turn coming from the east. We made teh turn just fine with our 38 ft Class A towing a trailer Shopping and great local eateries are near by. We recommend Fat Patty’s for a dining – great food and great staff.

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2 responses to “Places We’ve Stayed

  1. Dear Jerry, wondering if you could make a small change for us at your listing for Hidden Valley RV. Our new website is http://hiddenvalleyrvpark.com. The site you have listed will be redirected to our new site but it’s a much quicker process to go there direct. We appreciate your kind rating of our park and hope to serve you and Carol again soon.

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