Nathan @ Wand'rly

Lubbock KOA Lubbock, TX
8 days ago

Nathan @ Wand'rly 382 reviews

"Not really up to the KOA standard..."

So we stayed in a cabin, as we’ve been doing in some KOAs the last few months. As cabins go, it was cleaner and larger than many, but with no kitchen and only a mini fridge. The positives are that the staff is very nice and yeah, there’s an... Read more

9 days ago

Nathan @ Wand'rly 382 reviews

"We were in a cabin..."

As KOAs go, this one is relatively run of the mill. Close spots, a nice store with some staples, and WiFi that works not at all. We’ve been staying in KOA cabins this last few months as we occasionally want to shower and feel like they’re a little... Read more

Doris Campground Indiahoma, OK
9 days ago

Nathan @ Wand'rly 382 reviews

"Maybe the most beautiful place in Oklahoma..."

A beautiful campground surrounded by large oaks. Sites are spacious but not necessarily overly private, though the layout prevents you from being on top of your neighbors business in most spots. The wildlife management area surrounding it is... Read more

9 days ago

Nathan @ Wand'rly 382 reviews

"Kind of a disappointment. "

Price reflects two adults paying $3 each for a day pass as we don’t currently have a TX state parks pass. As a big fan of Texas State Parks, the camping situation at this particular one was a let down. In the Kiowa Loop, at least, sites are... Read more

Cowlington Point Keota, OK
12 days ago

Nathan @ Wand'rly 382 reviews

"Dry camping on the peninsula is where it’s at..."

The host somehow knew who we were before I even told her. Later, she’d come by during heavy winds to inform us that while there was currently no tornado warning in effect, should we need to seek shelter we were welcome to use the bathroom. Also,... Read more

Cowlington Point Keota, OK
13 days ago

Nathan @ Wand'rly 382 reviews

14 days ago

Nathan @ Wand'rly 382 reviews

"Small, boat launch, tight spaces..."

Three or four spots all very close to one another, fully occupied except for one when we arrived on a Tuesday. One bar of barely usable Verizon. Lots of boaters putting in and taking out all day. Pretty enough but nothing particularly... Read more

14 days ago

Nathan @ Wand'rly 382 reviews

"Beautiful site very near the road and current construction..."

Misty water mornings and relatively quiet camping nights perched on a hill above the reservoir. It’s a wide spot in the Ouachita River full of hope-filled fishermen. Only one spot is really suitable for an RV, and it was filled by an... Read more

14 days ago

Nathan @ Wand'rly 382 reviews

"Maybe your only option if you want to be close and didn’t make a reservation..."

We stayed in a cabin, and for that I’d rate this place a 2, but the campground is nicer than most KOAs. The usual sandwiched in spots abound atop the hill, but near the pond campers have more space to stretch out. Lots of families fishing,... Read more

Carter Cove Plainview, AR
14 days ago

Nathan @ Wand'rly 382 reviews

"95% of sites on a penny, the rest get a quarter acre..."

The sardine factory is fully packed. RV park tight spaces. Super popular on a Wednesday night in March, though it is spring break locally here right now. A single, unusable bar of Verizon service permeated the campground. There are three... Read more
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Lubbock KOA
Lubbock, TX
"Not really up to the KOA standard..."
"We were in a cabin..."
Doris Campground
Indiahoma, OK
"Maybe the most beautiful place in Oklahoma..."
"Kind of a disappointment. "
Cowlington Point
Keota, OK
"Dry camping on the peninsula is where it’s at..."
"Small, boat launch, tight spaces..."
"Beautiful site very near the road and current construction..."
"Maybe your only option if you want to be close and didn’t make a reservation..."
Carter Cove
Plainview, AR
"95% of sites on a penny, the rest get a quarter acre..."
Sunlight Bay Campground
Plainview, AR
"The boat launch parking was underwater after a rain..."
Waveland Campground
Havana, AR
"More misses than hits if you like spaciousness..."
Outlet Area
Havana, AR
 
"Natty Ice and Mountain Dew were here. "
"Where cigarette butts go to die..."
Lone Pine Campground
Marianna, AR
"Didn’t see that single pine but..."
"Closed"
Bynum Creek Campground
Water Valley, MS
"Give me 30 minutes and I’ll be back with the sheriff’s department. "
Jeff Busby Campground
Ackerman, MS
"Tick tock of a distant railroad..."
Crooked River State Park
St. Marys, GA
"River seemed straight enough to me..."
Hunting Island State Park
Saint Helena Island, SC
"Here I am, rock you like a hurricane of which the damage can no longer be seen..."
Prairie Creek Campground
Lowndesboro, AL
"Ice for sale"
"Caution: Delightfully hot water"
"This review is for #12..."
Forsyth KOA
Forsyth, GA
"Rushing road and garbage fires"
"A floating forest full of pileated woodpeckers"
Davenport Landing
Salt Springs, FL
"Beautiful National Forest camping in Northern Florida"
East Tower Hunt Camp
Sanderson, FL
"The grass is greener this side of the Florida Georgia line. "
"Only free if you have the $55 / year Georgia Lands Pass"
Fort McAllister State Park
Richmond Hill, GA
"Trash pandas galore..."
Buck Hall Recreation Area
McClellanville, SC
"Getting closer..."
Myrtle Beach State Park
Myrtle Beach, SC
"Flexible reservation system..."
Edisto Beach State Park
Edisto Island, SC
"The best Carolina coastal state park so far..."
Long Point Boat Launch
Maysville, NC
"Oodles or potential..."
Oregon Inlet Campground
Nags Head, NC
"Tent spots are better..."
Cedar Point Campground
Swansboro, NC
"Spacious is a relative term..."
Geneva State Park
Geneva, OH
"If an RV park and a national forest had a baby..."
"Not all sites being equal..."
"Welcome to Ohio!"
"Budweiser empties graveyard"
Kneff Lake Campground
Grayling, MI
"Friendliest campground host in Michigan..."
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