18 Jan

Campground Review #64 Americamps RV Resort near Richmond, Virginia

On this episode of Campground of the Week, we review the Americamps RV Resort near Richmond, Virginia.

 

This campground review is a bit different that our normal reviews in that we recommend this campground mostly as a great stopover point if you are traveling north or south on I95. This is one of the most heavily trafficked corridors for RV travel, so we know that having a great place to get rested and refreshed is important for many road trippers.

Americamps RV Resort is definitely not a resort campground according to our personal definition, however it is a lovely campground just minutes off of I95, about 8 miles north of Richmond.

The campground has everything you need after a long day on the road, including:

  • Pool
  • Playground
  • Fitness Room
  • Cornhole
  • Dog Park
  • Horshoes
  • Campstore

The long pull thru sites allow RVers to stay overnight without unhitching, if that is your preference. Free ice cream in the evening and a free waffle breakfast in the morning are just a couple of the extra touches that make this a memorable stopover on a long RV journey.

If you do want to spend more than one night at Americamps RV Resort, there are plenty of local attractions to keep you occupied. On this episode we discuss:

Some RVers are happy pulling into a Walmart or Cracker Barrel to break up a long drive. We prefer to stop at a campground that is close to our route and offers our family the chance to stretch our legs. Americamps RV Resort is an example of a perfect stopover campground.

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11 Jan

Campground Review #63 My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown, Kentucky

On this episode of Campground of the Week, our guest correspondent Casita Dean reviews My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown, Kentucky. Dean is a big fan of the Kentucky State Parks system and wholeheartedly recommends their network of campgrounds, lodges, cabins, golf courses, and restaurants.

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17 Nov

Campground Review #55 Myrtle Beach KOA in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

On this podcast episode of Campground of the Week, we (Stephanie and Jeremy of RV Family Travel Atlas) review the Myrtle Beach KOA, one of our favorite campgrounds in one of our favorite RV destinations.

Myrtle Beach is a top RV destinations in America and the wealth of campground options reflects that. Why is the Myrtle Beach KOA one of our top three picks in this region? That’s what we discuss in this episode!

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There are many types of campgrounds in Myrtle Beach, from the beachfront and bustling Ocean Lakes to the quiet and sleepy state parks. The Myrtle Beach KOA offers a happy medium since it is located in the heart of the action on the Grand Strand and just a few blocks from the beach. At this KOA you get close proximity to all the city attractions, plus a wooded and quiet campground environment.

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16 Jun

Campground #32 Stone Mountain Park in Georgia

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On episode #32 of Campground of the Week, Keith and Tia Sims from soulfulrvfamily.com are reviewing their favorite place to camp close to home. Stone Mountain Park is located just minutes away from downtown Atlanta, but it offers an amazing campground retreat for RVers and tenters.

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05 May

Campground #26 The Campground at James Island County Park

Campground at James Island County Park

On this week’s episode, Stephanie and Jeremy review one of their top campgrounds ever at James Island County Park, located just 6 miles southwest of the great city of Charleston.

The Campground at James Island County Park offers the natural and beautiful landscape of a public campground combined with amenities and activities usually found only at the best private campground resorts.

We spend a lot of time focusing on the sites and the layout of the campground, so here is a map to help you follow the conversation:

Campground at James Island County Park

This campground is incredibly popular with both locals and visitors from out of state. You will need to book well in advance, especially if camping during a holiday or school recess. In addition to RV sites, there are tenting sites and cabins available, as well.

Amenities available at the campground include:

  • Bath houses and laundry facilities
  • Fully stocked camp store
  • Activity Center with recreation room
  • Lake with fishing
  • Bocce, giant chess and checkers, ladder golf, horseshoes, cornhole
  • Shuttle service to Folly Beach and downtown Charleston
  • Bike rentals

In the second segment, we talk about the amazing activities and amenities available in the rest of the James Island County Park.

  • Climbing Wall and adventure area including bouldering and slacklines.
  • Bike Path
  • Splash park and spray ground
  • Playground
  • Picnic areas
  • Disc Golf
  • Dog Park with beach and lake access

The Campground at James Island County Park is simply one of the best campgrounds we have ever seen in our travels. For a complete run down of all the activities and attractions we experienced in Charleston, check out our RVFTA podcast episode #87.

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28 Apr

Campground #25 Lake Norman Motor Coach Resort in North Carolina

Lake Norman Motor Coach Resort North Carolina

Our Vandy Vagabonds are back, and on this episode Alexandra and Jeremy take us to the Lake Norman Motor Coach Resort in North Carolina which, despite its name, is actually for RVs of all types!

This campground is located on the banks of Lake Norman, the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina. This is truly a lake front getaway as access to fishing, boating, and water skiing is just steps from your RV door.

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07 Apr

Campground #22: Lazydays RV Resort near Tampa, Florida

 

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You may have seen it on TV, but this week Keith and Tia Sims are taking us behind the scenes at Lazydays RV Resort located about 15 miles east of Tampa, Florida.

Lazydays in Florida is the closest thing you can get to an RV village, hosting a huge dealership, service center, and camping supply store in addition to the campground. You will want to make reservations far in advance if you will be visiting during the Florida RV Supershow that takes place nearby in January.

In addition to the pool, tennis courts, and playground, Keith and Tia enjoyed the meal vouchers that are provided to all campers. You will have to listen to hear them share the very best campsite in the entire campground…

Pet lovers rejoice–the doggie playgrounds are top notch!

What else did they explore in the area?

  • Legoland
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium Museum of Science and Industry
  • Ybor City
  • Tampa beaches

The Tampa Bay City Pass will help you save money if you are going to check out a lot of the area attractions.

Good eats?

  • Columbia Restaurant
  • Charley’s Steak House
17 Mar

Campground #19: Bear Creek RV Park and Campground in Asheville, North Carolina

Bear Creek RV Park and Campground Asheville North Carolina

On this episode of Campground of the Week, Jeremy and Alexandra from the Vandyvagabonds.com share a review of Bear Creek RV Park and Campground located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Nestled in western North Carolina in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a favorite destination for many travelers offering a rare mix of craft breweries, live mountain music, boutique shopping, foodie favorites, and exciting outdoor culture. Basically, Asheville has something for everyone.

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10 Mar

Campground Review #18: Nashville KOA in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville KOA in Nashville, Tennessee

On episode #18 of Campground of the Week, Keith and Tia Sims give us a fantastic review of their favorite place to stay when visiting Nashville, Tennessee. The Nashville KOA has rebranded as a Resort, so it has all the activities and amenities that you would expect from the top KOAs around the country.

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25 Feb

Campground #16: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Luray, Virginia

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Luray Virginia

On Episode #16 of Campground of the Week, our northeaster correspondents, Stephanie and Jeremy Puglisi, give a complete review of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Luray, Virginia.

This is the very first Jellystone that Jeremy and Stephanie ever visited, and they were blown away by the resort experience. This is the type of campground that has virtually every activity and amenity that you can imagine. Added bonus? It is just five miles away from the stunning Shenandoah National Park.

Jellystone Luray Virginia

In this episode, Jeremy and Stephanie highlight the following campground details:

  • Printed daily schedule with organized activities ranging from team sports to crafts to story time.
  • Many opportunities to visit and spend time with the characters, from the morning flag rising to story time.
  • Multiple bounce pillows and pools/splash pads, creating uncrowded recreation spaces.Image8
  • No additional charge for most of the campground activities, including paddle boats, mini golf, and water slide.Image6
  • Amazing customer service.
  • Complete discussion of site details including the pros and cons of different campsite areas and options.

You will also hear about their favorite area attractions:

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Jeremy and Stephanie adore great road food joints, and they highly recommend:

Shenandoah National Park is one of our country’s great RV destinations, and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Luray, Virginia is a wonderful base camp that offers families resort-like amenities next door to countless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Definitely a win for RVing families.

Have any other recommendations for this area? Leave a comment below! Or head over to our RVFTA forum, where you will find great discussions on RV travel happening everyday.

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