03 May

Campground Review: Anaheim RV Park near Disneyland, California

On this podcast episode of Campground of the Week, we are very excited to have Brett Neilson of OurCampingAdventures.com on the show reviewing the Anaheim RV Park near Disneyland, California.

Anaheim RV Park is under two miles away from Disneyland, so if you want to stay near the theme park in your RV, this is definitely your best bet. Anaheim, California is 30 miles south of Los Angeles and about 250 miles southwest of Las Vegas. This campground is the very definition of an urban RV park, situated smack dab in the middle of a bustling neighborhood. However, Brett and his family enjoyed the proximity to Disneyland and the amenities at their chosen basecamp.

Anaheim RV Park only has about 100 sites, so if you are going during peak holiday seasons, you will want to book well in advance. The sites are an affordable $65-$85, and Brett was very happy with the customer service he experiences when booking. Listen to hear more details about the type of campsites and his ultimate site selection.

Anaheim RV Park Amenities:

  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Club Room
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Laundry/Restrooms/Showers
  • Shared BBQ area
  • Direct access to Anaheim Resort Transit (ART)

Area Activities:

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Overall, Brett and his family really enjoyed their first trip to Disneyland with the RV. They experienced the same benefit of campground downtime as we did when we stayed at Fort Wilderness in Disney World this past winter. You can read more about their visit here, and then get the camper ready, and head out to experience the magic of Disney!

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19 Oct

Campground Review #51 Buffalo Campground in Island Park, Idaho outside the West Gate of Yellowstone National Park

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On this episode of Campground of the Week, Brett Neilson of OurCampingAdventures.com reviews Buffalo Campground in Island Park, Idaho. This campground is a favorite for the Neilson family, and they use it as a base camp for exploring Yellowstone National Park, since it is just 30 minutes from the West Gate.

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Natural beauty and affordability are the stars of the show at Buffalo Campground. Campsites are surrounded by a dense forest of lodgepole pines, and the beautiful Buffalo River runs through the park. Fishing is said to be great here, but Brett can’t attest to that himself.

Ahem.

Individual sites are a bargain, running from $15-$20. There are a variety of configurations–pull thrus, back ins, double sites, and group camping areas. In this episode, Brett lays out the pros and cons of all of them.

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If you are planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park, you should definitely listen to this episode of Campground of the Week, along with our other Yellowstone episodes: Campground of the Week #39 and RV Family Travel Atlas #100. Both will offer fantastic help for your bucket list trip.

In this episode Brett also lets us know that there is a lot more to this area than *just* the well known beauty of Yellowstone. Here are the activities, attractions, and dining mentioned:

You can read more about Brett’s visits to this campground on his blog!

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11 Aug

Campground #40 Jellystone Park of Estes near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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On episode #40 of Campground of the Week, Brett Neilson reviews his base camp for exploring Rocky Mountain National Park–Jellystone Park of Estes. Rocky Mountain National Park is the 3rd most visited national park in the country, but surprisingly enough, people have some difficulty finding a great campground with reasonable access to the park.

Jellystone Park of Estes stands out for its combination of location and amenities. Listen to hear Brett’s review of his family’s first Jellystone Camp Resorts experience. We’ll give you a hint…we think another visit with Yogi might be in their future!

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23 Jun

Campground #33 Devil’s Garden in Arches National Park, Utah

Devils Garden Arches National Park, Utah

On this week’s episode of Campground of the Week, correspondent Brett Neilson takes us to Devils Garden, a peaceful and remote campground in Arches National Park, Utah.

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Devils Garden has no hook ups, no activities, and no amenities, but the location in one of Utah’s most iconic national parks more than makes up for it. Brett prefers the back in sites, and even shares his favorite one in the campground. He also talks about the amazing access to bouldering and rock scrambling that guests have when staying at Devils Garden.

Brett shares his favorite hikes, highlighting some of the easier ones with big payoffs:

  • Balanced Rock
  • Double Arch
  • Sand Dune Arch
  • Delicate Arch Viewpoint
  • Fiery Furnance–book online for ranger led hike

Moab is also a great place to visit while staying at Devils Garden in Arches National Park. There you will also find Deadhorse Point State Park and Canyonlands. There are also dozens of outdoor adventures to be found there, including rafting, 4-wheeling, and mountain biking.

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26 May

Campground #29 Fish Creek Campground in Glacier National Park, Montana

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On this episode of Campground of the Week, our western correspondent Brett Neilson takes us all the way north reviewing Fish Creek Campground in Glacier National Park, Montana. Fish Creek Campground is one of only two reservable campgrounds in Glacier National Park, so it is a great option when visiting this popular bucket list destination.

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24 Mar

Campground #20 Zion River Resort in Virgin, Utah

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On this episode of Campground of the Week, Brett Neilson tells us about his rare visit to a private campground, Zion River Resort, located near Zion National Park. Brett and his wife, Ashley, escaped for a weekend camping date to this beautiful location, and they can’t wait to return with their daughter in the near future.

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04 Feb

Campground #13 Green River Campground, Dinosaur National Monument

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On Campground of the Week #13, our Western Correspondent Brett Neilson gives a complete review of Green River Campground in Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaur National Monument straddles the border of Colorado and Utah, and the campground is located on the Utah side of the NPS site.

This is a completely dry campground with no hookups, no showers, and no place to fill your tanks. There are flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, and a few jug filling spigots. Despite the lack of activities and amenities, this was one of Brett’s favorite places to camp in 2015, and you have to listen to the episode to find out why.

Brett highly recommends the following activities within Dinosaur National Monument:

  • A visit to the quarry
  • Hiking the River Trail to Split Mountain Campground, 3.2 miles
  • Tilted Rock Auto Tour
  • Extensive Junior Ranger program offering 3 badges
  • Star gazing

Outside the park, Brett recommends:

Listen to the whole episode for Brett’s Insider Tips and Nobody’s Perfect recommendation. You can also check out Brett’s blog post on his trip.

And we would love to hear from you! Have you been to this campground? Can’t wait to go? Tell us about it in the comments.

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07 Jan

Campground #9: Antelope Island State Park in Utah

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On Episode #9, our Western Correspondent Brett Neilson is reviewing Antelope Island State Park in northern Utah, just a couple of hours outside of Salt Lake City.

listen-on-itunes1This state park is small and has no hookups, but Brett raves about the clean, well-maintained sites and beautiful topography of the island. His family loves spotting wildlife on the trails, and also taking advantage of the educational programs available, including a junior ranger course.

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10 Dec

Campground #1: Jordanelle State Park, Utah

On Campground of the Week #1, our Western Correspondent Brett Neilson is reviewing Jordanelle State Park Campground located in the Heber Valley region of Utah. This is a public campground and reservations must be booked using Reserve America.

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Full hook-up, partial hook-up, and dry camping sites are available, as well as a couple of cabins. Brett gives a complete run down of all the amenities and water activities at this stunning lake front state park, plus he offers tips on picking the best campsite for your tastes and preferences.

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