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Old 05-25-2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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Places I've Stayed

Hi Everyone,

I just thought I'd post a list of everywhere I've stayed since the first night in the very first Sunline. If anyone is considering staying at any of these places, or just wants to comment on one of them, feel free to do so. My mom has kept a journal of everywhere we've stayed, and I stole it from her since I wanted to type this, and now she's barking for me to give it back, but I've had no time until now. I'd be glad to answer any questions on any of the parks, if I can remember :

- Oak Grove Campground- Holland, MI, Site 116, August 2-4, 1996
- Sleepy Bear Campground- Empire, MI, Site 9, August 9-11, 1996
- Petoskey KOA- Petoskey, MI, Site 47, August 11-14, 1996
- Port Crescent State Park- Port Austin, MI, Site 41, June 20-22, 1997
- Crystal Lake Campground- Scottville, MI, Site 84, July 9-11, 1997
- P.J. Hoffmaster State Park- Muskegon, MI, Site 124, July 11-14, 1997
- Yogi Bear Jellystone Park- Traverse City, MI, Site 98, August 3-8, 1997
- Higgins Hills RV Park- Roscommon, MI, Site 69, June 26-29, 1998
- White River Campground- Montague, MI, Site 50, July 17-20, 1998
- Yogi Bear Jellystone Park- Traverse City, MI, Site 96, August 1-9, 1998
- Yogi Bear Jellystone Park- Grand Haven, MI, Site 141, June 10-13, 1999
- Yogi Bear Jellystone Park- Niagara Falls, Ontario, Site 236, July 22, 1999
- Cheerful Valley Campground- Phelps, NY, Site 73, July 23, 1999
- Lake George RV Park- Lake George, NY, Site 102, July 24-25, 1999
- Saco River Camping- North Conway, NH, Site 11, July 26-27, 1999
- Mt. Desert Narrows Campground- Bar Harbor, ME, Site 156, July 28-30, 1999
- Yogi Bear Jellystone Park- Sturbridge, MA, Site 302, July 31-August 1, 1999
- Camp at Ferenbaugh- Corning, NY, Site B5, August 2, 1999
- Yogi Bear Jellystone Park- Indian River, MI, Site 7, August 21-23, 1999
- Vacation Station- Ludington, MI, Site 37, May 27-29, 2000
- Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping- Mackinaw City, MI, Site 93, June 22-26, 2000
- Friendship Village Campground- Bedford, PA, Site 23, July 21, 2000
- Lake in Wood Campground- Bowmansville, PA, Site 166, July 22-29, 2000
- Vacation Station- Ludington, MI, Site 35, May 26-28, 2001
- Crazy Horse Campground- Gatlinburg, TN, Site 207, July 18-21, 2001
- Mama Gerties Hideaway Campground- Swannanoa, NC, Site 14, July 21-23, 2001
- Yogi Bear Jellystone Park- Cave City, KY, Site 55A, July 23-25, 2001
- Timber Ridge Campground (formerly Yogi Bear), Traverse City, MI, Site 95, August 10-13, 2001 (Last trip with 2653)
- Traverse Bay RV Park, Acme, MI, Site 7, August 31, 2001- present

- Lake Waldena Resort- Silver Springs, FL, Site 26, March 29, 2002
- Lost Lake Scout Reservation- Lake, MI, Site 22, July 18-19, 2002 (must be registered scout or family to stay)
- Fiesta Key Resort KOA- Fiesta Key, FL, Site 565, April 21-23, 2003
- Gulf Waters RV Resort- Fort Myers, FL, Site 156, April 17-26, 2003
- Rolling Acres RV Park and Campground- Newton, IA, Site 27, June 15, 2004
- Castle Rock Campground- Castle Rock, CO, Site 154, June 16, 2004
- Garden of the Gods Campground- Colorado Springs, CO, Site K7, June 17, 2004
- Las Vegas KOA- Las Vegas, NM, Site 11, June 18, 2004
- Santa Fe Skies RV Park- Santa Fe, NM, Site 17, June 19, 2004
- Grand Canyon KOA- Williams, AZ, Site 78, June 20-21, 2004
- Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort- Las Vegas, NV, Site 123, June 22, 2004
- Zion River Resort- Virgin, UT, Site 2, June 23-24, 2004
- Grand Tetons National Park- Colter Bay Campground- Site 187, Row J, June 25, 2004
- Cody KOA- Cody, WY, Site 203, June 26-27, 2004
- Rafter J Bar Ranch- Hill City, SD, Site 173 & 240, June 28-29, 2004
- Jackson KOA- Jackson, MN, Site E2, June 30, 2004
- Bayshore Resort- Cedar River, MI, Site 15, July 1, 2004
*- Madison/Pittsburgh KOA- Ruffs Dale, PA, Site 92, July 23, 2005
*- Bethpage Camp Resort- Urbanna, VA, Site 18A, July 24-29, 2005
*- Fredericksburg KOA- Fredericksburg, VA, Site 111, July 29, 2005
- Lake in Wood Campground- Bowmansville, PA, Site 114B, June 20-21, 2006
- Aces High RV Park- East Lyme, CT, Site 20, June 22-24, 2006
- Mercer/Grove City KOA- Mercer, PA, Site 113, June 25, 2006
- Yogi Bear Jellystone Park- Frankenmuth, MI, various times with MY Sunline's in October 2002, Oct. 2003, Oct. 2004, and Oct. 2005.

*= did not personally stay at this park

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Old 05-26-2007, 04:50 AM   #2
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Good idea Jon. I'll get my list together in the car today and post it on monday or tuesday. Maybe we should post them alphabetically or by state rather than chronoligically, so it's easier to local a particular campground.
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We've been trying to do a review for each campground that we've stayed at and post them on our website.

After compiling a few, Cindy decided it would be easier to do them Alphabetically by State. So if you find an easier way to read through, let us know.

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Old 05-28-2007, 09:22 AM   #4
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Now that I think about it, I think they should be posted by state. My mom obviously wrote the journal chronoligically, so I just copied it directly out of the journal like that.

Do you guys think this is better suited under the M&G section? I couldn't decide where it should go, so I just put it here. I can move it though.

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Old 05-28-2007, 09:51 AM   #5
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I thought it would be good if we came up with a standard set of questions that we all agreed on, and then when ever one of us stayed at a campground, we could fill out this little questionaire, and post it under it's own section.

If any of us was planning a trip, we could look into that section and see what one of us felt about a campground we were thinking about, and see if it met our criteria. We could have our own section strictly for Sunline Owners Club Campground Reviews.

Doing a Quick Search in Goggle and I get 1,110,000 pages for Camp Ground Reviews. Something tells me people like to read these sort of things.

What do you all think?

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A "Campgrounds" forum makes the most sense. Although having a standard set of questions to answer is important, I think it would help to also encourage extended commentary. I've never found sites like rvparkreviews.com to be terribly useful because you rarely learn much about a campground other than the basics. If all you're looking for is price and when the pool opens, the review sites are great. But we like to visit offbeat, quirky and interesting places, and the reviews don't concern themselves with these qualities.

This is a great idea. I'd be happy to contribute.
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We often use rvparkreviews.com it covers the US & Canada ......the reviews there are pretty accurate and more reliable than what we've found in the TL Directory.
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I agree with Don that there could be a "campgrounds" forum. That way it wouldn't get burried, and others who haven't read this discussion could find it and contribute.
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places we've camped

Here goes...I'm only going to list the ones we've visited within the last 3 years. There are alot more if I go back to when the kids were little. The star indicates we've been there multiple times.

PENNSYLVANIA
Beacon Hill - Intercourse (town near Lancaster)*
Country Acres - Gordonville (Lancaster area)*
Gifford Pinchot State Park - Rossville
Hershey HighMeadow - guess where
Old Mill Stream - Lancaster

NORTH CAROLINA
Mountain Stream RV Park - Marion

OHIO
Barkcamp State Park - Barkcamp?

VIRGINIA
Charlottesville KOA - Charlottesville*
Claytor Lake State Park - Dublin*
Douthat State Park - Clifton Forge
Grindstone - National Forest Service Campground - Volney
Sherando - National Forest Service Campground - Lyndhurst*
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Alabama:
K&K Campground, Prattville
Montgomery KOA, Montgomery
Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville

Arizona:
Holbrook, KOA, Holbrook
Munds Park RV Resort, Munds Park
Trailer Village, Grand Canon NP

Colorado:
Cortez KOA, Cortez

Florida:
Fort Wilderness, Disney World

Illinois:
LaqSalle-Peru KOA
Okaw Valley Kampground, Brownstown

Indiana:
Richmond KOA, Richmond
Elkhart Campground, Elkhart
Indianapolis KOA, Indianapolis

Iowa:
Onawa Blue Lake KOA

Kentucky:
Louisville South KOA, Louisville
Horse Cave KOA, Horse Cave / Mammoth Cave

Maryland:
Jellystone Park, Williamsport
DC KOA, Baltimore
Hagerstown KOA, Williamsport

Massachusetts:
Bonnie Brae Campsites, Pittsfield

Michigan:
Detroit / Greenfield KOA, Ypsilanti
Port Huron KOA, Port Huron
Hill and Hollow Campground, Pentwater
Dutch Treat Camping, Holland

Minnesota:
Fargo/Moorhead KOA, Moorhead
Town & Country Campground, Savage

Missouri:
KOA St. Louis West, Eureka/St. Louis
Springfield KOA, Springfield

Montana:
Yellowstone RV Park, Gardiner
Dicks RV, Great Falls
Johnsons of St. Mary, St. Mary

Nevada:
Las Vegas KOA, Las Vegas

New Mexico:
American RV Park, Albuquerque

New York:
Four Mile Creek State Park, Youngstown
Southwoods RV Resort, Byron
Lake George Schroon Valley Resort
Canandaigua KOA
Susquahanna Trail, Oneonta
Riverforest, Weedsport
Junius Ponds, Phelps
Sprague Brook County Park, Colden
Turning Stone RV Park, Verona
Lei-Ti Campground, Batavia
Pine Valley RV Park, Endicott
Timberline Lake, LeRoy
Cheerful Valley, Phelps
Skyline Campground, Darian Center
Skybrook Campground, Dansville
Wigwam Kauka Lake Campground, Penn Yan
Darian Lake Resort, Darian Lake
Conesus Lake, Lakeville
Grand Island KOA, Grand Island
Watkins Glen KOA, Watkins Glen
Letchworth Highlands Campground, Letchworth State Park
North Pole Campground, Wilmington
Allegany - Redhouse Area, Allegany State Park

North Carolina:
Best Holiday Travel Park, Smilthfield
Statesville, NC KOA, Statesville

North Dakota:
Roughrider Campground, Minot

Ohio:
Milan Travel Park, Milan
Toledo/StonyRidge KOA, Toledo
Town & Country Camp Resort, West Salem
Evergreen Lake Park, Conneaut

Oklahoma:
Rockwell RV Park, Oklahoma City
Checatah/Henryetta KOA, Checatah

Pennsylvania:
Buttonwood Campground, Mexico (in Aug. this year for M&G )
Lickdale Campground, Lickdale
Pioneer Campground, Laporte
Camp At East Lake, New Milford
Fort Bellefonte, Bellefonte
Allentown KOA, Allentown
Lanchaster/Reading KOA, Denver
Evergreen Lake, Bath
Washington, PA KOA, Washington

South Carolina:
Pirate Land Family Campground, Myrtle Beach

South Dakota:
Famil-E-Fun Campground, Mitchell
Rafer J Bar Resort, Hill City

Tennessee:
Memphis-Graceland KOA, Memphis

Texas:
Village East RV Park, Amarillo
Overnite RV Park, Amarillo

Virginia:
Jellystone Park, Emporia
Fredricksburg KOA, Fredricksburg
Fair Oaks Campground, Williamsburg

Wisconsin:
Hidden Valley RV Resort, Milton

Wyoming:
Deer Run, Buffalo
Country Campin, Thermopolis
Fishing Bridge, Yellowstone NP
Colter Bay RV Park, Grand Teton NP


Canada:
Ontario:
Niagara Falls KOA
Shalamare, Queenstown
London / 401 KOA, London
Yogi Bear Jellystone Park, Niagara Falls
Sarnia KOA, Sarnia
Our Ponderosa, Forest

Alberta:
Tunnel Mountain, Banff
Lake Louise, Lake Louise
Whistlers, Jasper
Glowing Embers, Edmonton

Saskatchewan:
Saskatoon 16 West, Saskatoon
Prairie Oasis, Moose Jaw
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Hutch,

What did you think of Rafter J Bar Ranch in SD? This is the only place we had to move sites due to a sewer back-up, but more importantly, the vegetable oil on all the roads! The first site we had was just down the hill from the bathhouse and someone put rocks down a toilet up there, backing up the sewer. We had a fountain at our site! We ended up moving to a site on a back loop, where the roads weren't covered in oil. It was a nice relief from that horrible smell of sewage and roasting vegetable oil in the late June sun!

I looked like a very nice campground, but they need to do a paving job, BAD. No more oil covered gravel!

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Jon,

We stayed there for 3 nights in June-July 2003, site # 198. Our site was located in the area below the store near the horse coral, but not close enought that you got the smell from it . Here's a picture of our site:



It was a PT with full hook-ups. We had no problems there. It was a very enjoyable stay. We liked the campground a lot and probably would stay there again.

The KOA on the way to Mount Rushmore looked like the sites were very close together, it looked like a parking lot, at least from the road when we drove by it. We didn't drive into the KOA so my assessment of it isn't the best.

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