Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Blue Ox RV Park, Albany OR

Stay Date: Sep 2018

Our Rating:  GOOD – 9

An interesting park - more of a mobile home park populated by RVs. Many permanent residents, but with nicely landscaped lots. Short term guests have paved, level pull-thrus with grass and trees. Sites are close together, and interior roads have to be navigated slowly. Nice indoor pool, spotless laundry(s), and friendly residents. Good WiFi, OTA TV, and clear shot at satellites. Verizon cell/data were good. Close to I-5 and shopping/dining. A very nice park.  $37/Night  Blue Ox RV Park

Indian Creek Campground, Deer Lodge MT

Stay Date:  Sep 2018

Our Rating:  GOOD – 7

A comfortable but pricey overnight stay. Easy access from I-90, with good interior gravel roads and long pull-thru gravel sites. Convenient hookups and good WiFi. OK cable TV, no OTA, and no obstructions to the satellites. Verizon cell/data were strong. Close to the interstate with the expected noise.  $39/Night  Indian Creek Campground

Day’s End Campground, Sturgis SD

Stay Date:  Sep 2018

Our Rating:  BAD – 3

We wouldn't recommend this park unless using the PA rate. Check in at the old, cigarette-smoke filled office was thankfully quick, and we parked in a long, gravel pull-thru with neighbors so close that our slides almost touched. Road noise was expected but not all that bad. Cable was fuzzy analog, no OTA TV, and no obstructions to the satellites. WiFi wouldn't connect, but Verizon Cell/Data were strong. OK this time of year because there were few others camped, but wouldn't want to be here when crowded.  Barely worth the Passport America rate of $18.  Day’s End Campground

Korte’s Checkers Welcome Campground, Welcome MN

Stay Date:  Sep 2018

Our Rating:  GOOD – 9

A comfortable park with friendly staff, level pull-thrus, and plenty of shade. We wish more campgrounds were like this - easy in and out, good facilities, and a very reasonable price. The WiFi worked well, OTA TV was adequate, and Verizon cell/data was strong. Quiet and peaceful, our preferred park when traveling in the area.  Passport America Rate $23/Night.  Korte’s Checkers Welcome Campground

3 Fingers Campground, Forest City IA

Stay Date:  Sept 2018

Our Rating:  GOOD – 9

A short drive west of town, this seasonal park has a number of long, level pull-thru sites for short term guests. The host was friendly and helpful, and access into the site was easy. Hookups were conveniently placed, some OTA TV channels, and fair WiFi. Verizon cell/data were strong. The preferred park when waiting for service in Forest City.  $40/Night  3 Fingers Campground

Little Bear Campground, West Liberty IA

Stay Date:  Sep 2018

Our Rating:  GOOD – 9

Like others, we stayed here to make an early A.M. appointment at HWH. On arrival, we were met by the very friendly owner, who suggested the best site for shade and easy egress. Our site was level gravel, well shaded, and long enough to leave our tow attached. There was some noise from the adjacent truck stop but overall the park was quiet at night. Just a couple of OTA TV channels, no cable, but some sites had a view to the satellite. Good WiFi until evening when everyone got on line. Verizon cell/data was strong. Overall a pleasant and the best place to stay for an early HWH appointment.  Reasonable at $32/Night  Little Bear Campground

On-Ur-Way RV Park, Onawa IA

Stay Date:  Sep 2018

Our Rating:  GOOD – 8

On-Ur-Way Campground2Tidy park with good access to the interstate. Dusty interior roads and long, pull thru sites with some shade. Friendly hosts On-Ur-Way Campground3provided an escort to site, which was level and with convenient hookups. Park WiFi worked well, and Verizon cell/data was very good. No cable, little OTA, but the pull thru sites had a clear shot to the TV Satellites. Not much in the area, just a clean, quiet place to overnight.  $37/Night  On-Ur-Way RV Park