Bowling Green KOA Holiday

Bowling Green KOA Holiday; Bowling Green, KY – Campground Review

This was a spur of the moment stay as we had to leave North Carolina earlier than expected to avoid the heavy rainfall from Hurricane Florence.  We were scheduled to be in eastern Kentucky at the end of September for a family reunion, so we looked for a place to hangout away from Florence but not too far west to minimize backtracking.  That led us to land on Bowling Green, Kentucky.  We stayed at Bowling Green KOA Holiday from September 13 through 19, 2018.

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Oak Plantation Campground

Oak Plantation Campground; Charleston (Johns Island), SC – Campground Review

Oak Plantation Campground was our first campground ever !!  It’s where we bought and moved in to the rig :-).  We were here from August 14 through 19, 2018, and yes, it was hot and steamy as the Charleston area is known for that time of year.  Not the kind of weather we would have ordered up but we were too excited to let it slow us down.

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Thousand Trails Forest Lake

Thousand Trails Forest Lake; Advance, NC – Campground Review

We enjoyed our stay at Thousand Trails Forest Lake but unfortunately had to leave earlier than planned due to torrential rain coming in from Hurricane Florence.  We stayed here from September 4 through 12, 2018.  This park is an hour north of Charlotte which made it convenient for us to wrap up some last minute details like moving our stored items into a different location and smaller unit.

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Carter Caves State Resort Park

Carter Caves State Resort Park; Olive Hill, KY Campground Review

We have stayed at Carter Caves State Resort Park every year for close to 20 years for family reunions but this was the first time staying in the campground.  We have always stayed in the cottages, but this time we really appreciated being in the RV and having all the comforts of home.  We arrived on a Wednesday and had the park to ourselves until Friday night.  Through the weekend, the campground is VERY full of families having good camping fun.

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carowinds camp wildenerness

Carowinds Camp Wilderness; Charlotte, NC Campground Review

Since our exit from the sticks and bricks lifestyle happened from the Charlotte area, we spent an extended time at this campground from Aug 24 through Sep 4, 2017, to get some visits with family and friends in this area.  We had a back-in site with full hook ups and 50 Amp service.  Our Verizon cell signal was very strong and the park did have WiFi but it was not consistently adequate.

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High Falls RV Park

High Falls RV Park; Jackson, GA Campground Review

We stayed at High Falls RV Park for just a few days in August 2018 and returned in May of 2019.   Both times, we were in the area for a business-related meeting in Covington, GA, and chose this park for its convenient location between Atlanta and Macon and not too far off I-75.  This park is independently owned and pretty small with just 38 sites.  We enjoyed this campground very much.  The very shady grounds were a nice relief from the August Georgia heat, and the small size and adequate distance from the interstate made for plenty of peace and quiet.

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pecan park jacksonville

Pecan Park RV Resort; Jacksonville, FL Campground Review

We stayed at Pecan Park RV Resort from August 19 through August 22, 2018. I know, Florida in August ?? – What were we thinking !?! We had just bought the coach in Charleston, SC, and needed to get it registered in Florida where we are domiciled. Our domicile is out of Green Cove Springs, so fortunately we didn’t have to go further south than Jacksonville to get that done, and our stay during this part of the year was a short one.

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Perfect Campground

Our Idea of a Perfect Campground

Since we are posting campground reviews and everyone’s definition of a perfect campground varies greatly, I thought it would be good to talk about our idea of a perfect campground.  The reviews we post will be measured against this ideal vision of our perfect campground :-), and the final grade will reflect how that campground measures up to our definition of perfection.

There are several categories of “campgrounds”, and our vision of ideal will vary a bit across the categories.

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