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Old 05-26-2009, 08:19 AM   #1
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The "perfect" park

While we have stayed in some awesome parks - my husband talks about finding a perfect park - which would be one that has the creature comforts that we enjoy - satellite-pet-big rig friendly, with an exercise room and/or pool for me and something for him to do - like fishing. He is a catch and release kinda guy.

We live in Arizona and travel in a 42 ft. Phaeton with two beagles.

All suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-26-2009, 08:45 AM   #2
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Hi azbaroness,
You'll most likely need two perfect RV resorts. This way you can follow the warm or cold weather, which ever you like the best. Before I make any suggestions, can you tell us if you'd like to follow the sun (North in the Summer and South in the Winter) or the reverse. Also, what part of the year will you tour, moving from place to place? Or will you split your time between a couple of places?
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The perfect campground is like the perfect spouse . . . everyone's ideal is different.

My favorites, so far, include:
Urban: Sundermeier RV Park, St. Charles, MO. http://www.sundermeierrvpark.com/
Small town: Houghton, MI's City RV Park
Boonies: Paris Landing (TN) KOA.
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I would recommend "Terribles RV Park & Casino" in Pahrump, Nevada.
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The "perfect" Park

Thanks for answering my query. Since we live in Arizona we like to travel during the HOT (July, August, Sept.) months in a northern direction. Fall and Spring are very nice where we are which doesn't mean that we don't go to CA or other southern destinations. We travel the spirit moves us so time of year doesn't matter - we definitely aren't looking for winter/snow locations though.

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Hi azbaroness,

For the summer months, consider the upper part of the lower Michigan peninsula. A couple of recommendations are:
  1. Traverese RV Resort athttp://www.traversebayrv.com/about/
  2. Hearthside Grove at http://www.hearthsidegrove.com/
For the sinter months, consider a change of scenery.
  1. Sunshine Key RV Resort at http://www.rvonthego.com/Sunshine-Key-RV-Resort.html
  2. Everglades Isle Motor Coach Retreat at http://www.evergladesisle.com/
The above mentioned resorts meet the requirements mentioned in your posts. These are just samples. There a hundreds more to choose from. If these do not meet your needs, post here on how I can narrow the choice to a better fit.
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Everyone will have some differing opinions on what is the perfect campground.

A pool is nice
WiFi is nice
Laundry room is nice

I prefer to have a place where I can walk of ride my bicycle so I don't want an exercise room.

I want trees to park under.

everyone has different needs.

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Hey Gary,

Can ya tell me a bit more about Hearthside Grove? I see it's gotten great reviews on rvparkreview's website. I looked on the CG Review section here but didn't see it listed. I did go to their website, & it sure looks fine.

Dave & I have been contemplating a 10-12 night tour of the mitten of MI (probably early fall 2010) starting by the thumb & working our way up, around & down the west coast of the state. We already have Traverse Bay on our list (for the wineries in the area).

You can PM me so I don't hijack this thread. Thanks!

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NLOVNIT, You'll love it at Hearthside Grove! We stayed there last year on a two free night offer, and will be going back in August on a three night offer. It is a wonderful resort. It is in the construction process with only a couple of camping rings open so far. Wonderful clubhouse. It is owned by the same family that runs the Petoskey KOA. It is located on 31 north of Petoskey and very convenient for exploring northern Michigan. The sites are quite large and can handle pretty much any motorhome. Signature Resorts is building another "Resort" inthe Bay Harbor area. I've talked to several others who have stayed at both and ALL said that Hearthside Grove is much nicer. In our case, our offers for free nights did not require a sales pitch of any kind, no tours, no salespeople, just a relaxing few nights.

Traverse Bay RV Resort is also very nice and located just around the corner from Grand Traverse Resort. It is also only a mile or so from the Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel. We have also stayed there a few time and can highly recommend it to anyone in the area.

If you like golf, both have numerous great courses very close by.
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While we have stayed in some awesome parks - my husband talks about finding a perfect park - which would be one that has the creature comforts that we enjoy - satellite-pet-big rig friendly, with an exercise room and/or pool for me and something for him to do - like fishing. He is a catch and release kinda guy.

We live in Arizona and travel in a 42 ft. Phaeton with two beagles.

All suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance.

AZ Baroness plus one
Riley and Sadie

AZ B....I too live in AZ (phx) and the park we use all summer is close by. Its called Munds Park Rv Park and is 17 miles south of Flagstaff. It has all that you talk about...only fishing would require a drive thru the forest over to Lake mary....12 to 15 miles away.

This park is growing with a lot of park mobiles. They now have 3 phases with phase 3 being the biggest spots but not really any trees. All spots are big enough to handle your rig. Pool is very nice and heated and also jaccuzi....nice workout room, country store and access to the forest for walking, rideing atv's or whatever.

I pay for a full season which is 7 months(april-oct). My kids love it in the mountains. We also love it because we get out of the heat in phx. People are freindly as well. Hope this helps.
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IMHO, two of the best mid-fall locations are in Port Townsend WA on the north Olympic Peninsula. Point Hudson and Fort Worden State Park for the RV's. Victorian sea port town, off-the-beach salmon fishing, great weather, golf, walking, hiking, cycling. Unfortunately, no Walmart and Costco within 30 miles and you have to watch for deer in the streets and look out for cougars and coyotes
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