5 Star Reviews – August 2016

One hundred ninety four campgrounds received 5 star reviews in August. Check out some highlights below:

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Chimney Rock – Kremmling, CO

Nice out of the way spot. Wildlife in the area was great. Up the road towards the pass, I spooked two bears and they jumped onto the road. – Knomad

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Sacramento Pass Recreation Area – Ely, NV

We pulled in just before dusk and found only two other people camping there. We hung out for a bit with our new travel friends then made dinner and got a great nights sleep in this peaceful and beautiful spot. – American Frolic

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Nashville Shores RV Campground – Hermitage, TN

Great resort style clamping! Fabulous for kids! Very clean and well run. Cable television, level cement pads with full hook ups. Great views! – CruzinAmerica with Ron & Mike

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Buffalo Gap Campground – Sentinel Butte, ND

Buffalo Gap is just a few miles down the road from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but hardly anyone seems to camp here. Sites are basic and have no hookups, but are extremely spacious and well spaced from another. – Cameron

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Rosy Lane Campground – Almont, CO

The location is on a beautiful river with great access to Taylor Reservoir, Gunnison and Crested Butte with lots of mountain bike, road bike and hiking trails in the vicinity. Half the sites are along with river. – Lowell C.

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Albion Basin Campground – Alta, UT

Such a beautiful place! It seems the wildflowers peak around July 4th, but I have been in awe of them in Aug and Sept. Moose visits campground frequently. – RollinFoursome

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Old River Road – Linfor, ID

The spot is very spacious with access to the river, as in, you are right on the river! All in all, this was an amazing spot and definitely one of our favorite boondocking experiences. – TinCanPlan

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Fourmile Recreation Area – Buena Vista, CO

This area offers many sites, with different types of views. I chose a site where my trailer was parked a little closer to the road than I preferred but the site went way back, providing phenomenal views of the Collegiate Peaks. – JennGrover

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Little Sunlight Camping Area – Cody, WY

Fantastic campground that is primarily used for equestrian trail riding by the locals, they are very quiet and respectful. If you continue past the stables there is a an amazing site right on the river that is very private. – David Kingham

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Whistlers Campground, Jasper National Park – Jasper, AB, Canada

Jasper National Park and Whistler Campground….you’re ahhhhmazing! – Lynda

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J Rafter Bar Ranch – Hill City, SD

If you are heading to the Black Hills, I highly recommend a stay at Rafter J. I almost shed a tear when it was time to leave this beautiful park. – Kerri

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Upper Payette Lake Campground – McCall, ID

After having a hectic week, the quiet and solitude of this place was a welcome change. The lake was clear, the campground was clean and the local fauna (chipmunks & Jays) were the loudest things we could hear. – Chuck

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Gulf Waters RV Resort – Port Aransas, TX

These are technically rented sites from people who own them, so it is very clean and one of the nicest RV parks that I have EVER been to. It’s a little pricey but if you take advantage of the ammenities, it is well worth it. – scooter1079

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20 Mile Beach – Hawthorne, NV

I stayed at the gravel pull-thru site located between the pit toilet and the lake, or if you’re adventurous or have a smaller rig there is a decent road and sites closer to the lake. – John LV

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Golden Shore RV Resort – Long Beach, CA

Though we’re not fans of RV parks generally, had we known this place was so cool, we’d have planned a longer stay. It’s conveniently located to many tourist attractions (Queen Mary, aquarium, etc.) and there are several restaurants within a 15-20-minute walk. – LyfsArt

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Kinbasket Lake Resort – Golden, BC, Canada

On the banks of the upper Columbia River, this campground is a gem! At the confluence of the Beaver and Columbia Rivers this campground is run by a husband and wife team and they have made this VERY special. – LanceH

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Harper’s Corner Road – Dinosaur, CO

Surrounded by sagebrush and in total silence, you will feel immersed in nature and completely isolated while completely safe. The views stretches all the way to the Quarry of Dinosaur National Monument and over Dinosaur city itself. – Julien Vaché

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Butterfly Lake – Hanna, UT

Butterfly Lake is one of the smaller (of many) campgrounds available along the Mirror Lake Highway of the High Uintas. It’s situated above 10,000 feet! We found an open site at #10 the weekend before Memorial Day and it was one of the best sites we think in the campground. – GinaDog

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Nomad View – Wall, SD

This is a spectacular free campsite within view of the Pinnacles entrance to Badlands NP. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here – beautiful views, solitude, and quiet. Doesn’t get much better. – Teddi & Roger

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Shad Landing Campground – Snow Hill, MD

If you want to be driving distance to Assateague or Ocean City, but don’t want to camp in the open sun, this is a great option. We were surprised how uncrowded it was for being near the beach in the summer. – Tin Can Annie

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Lost Johnny Campground – Kallispell, MT

Found a site on a busy August weekend at Glacier with a private cove of the reservoir down the back. – Liznparis

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Agawa Bay Campground – Algoma District, ON, Canada

This large, lakeside campground is the perfect place to enjoy Lake Superior. We loved the wooded hiking trails, the long stretch of sandy beach, and the clear (very cold!) water perfect for paddling. – WatsonsWander