Kartchner Caverns State Park – A Great Arizona Campground

Kartchner Caverns State Park is located at 2980 AZ-90, in Benson, AZ.

This beautiful state park is part of the Arizona State Park System. It is located just outside of Benson, AZ.

To access it, you would exit the I-10 at exit number 302. It is up in the mountains at 4700 feet above sea level. And about 10 miles away from the township of Benson, AZ.

Even though it is a little climb to get to the campground, it is easily doable for even large rigs. And the 62 site campground is very easy to navigate for larger rigs also.

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Kartchner Caverns State Park Features

All sites have electric and water but no sewer. And it has a very nice dump station to take care of those black and gray tanks for you.

Also, at least 12 of the sites have 50 amp hookups, and the rest have 30 amp hookups.

How much are the sites? Well, they will run you about $30 a night. And the sites are all quite level with asphalt pads, fire ring and picnic table.

The accommodations are really quite nice and the views are beautiful. The bathhouses are well kept up and very clean.

Kartchner Caverns State Park campsites
The view from Kartchner Caverns State Park

And it is quite peaceful up there. But course, the big perk is that you are right next door to the caverns.

The caverns draw lots of tourists every year. So if you want to tour them, it would probably be advisable to make reservations in advance.

There are different tours that you can take. And of course, the rangers can help you out with which ones are the best for you.

Tours start at $23 an adult and $13 a youth. But there is also a Discovery Center there that explains the area and caverns too.

They also have a hummingbird garden. And of course a small place to get a light lunch if you wish to do that.

As well as the caverns, there are various hiking trails in the area if you are interested in that. But just the quiet campground and gorgeous views are stupendous.

Internet Connectivity

How about internet? Well, the campground does not provide any. But we used our AT&T hotspot and had no difficulty getting internet at all.

Also our phones were on Sprint/T-Mobile and we were able to have decent signal with them too.

Kartner Caverns State Park – Local Sights

Well, are you close to anything else? Yes, the town of Benson is only about 10 miles away. So you can access places such as Safeway, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Dollar General and Dollar Tree for supplies. Very handy indeed!

Places to eat???? Well there are some of the most common such as Subway, Wendy’s, McDonalds, etc. But there are also local Mexican restaurants and breakfast places too. Such as Horseshoe Cafe and Bakery.

And some mom and pop restaurants like one we enjoyed called Wild Dogs Gourmet Hot Dogs and Sandwiches. Just check days and times for these more local places. But there is definitely enough to take care of your needs and wants.

Other attractions in the area are places such as Tombstone. And this is truly a unique and historical little township.

It’s a very good place to visit and see the history of the area. And also explore the many small stores with handmade clothes and trinkets that will remind you of the area.

There are also plenty of places to eat there and feel the atmosphere of the West. This is located about 30 miles away from the campground.

There are other historical areas and towns nearby too such as Bisbee. And an area that helps you understand the Indian Tribes that lived in the area at one time.

So as you can see, this is a nice campground to stay at and learn more about this area of Arizona.

Our Conclusion

So how would we rate the area and campground? The beauty and the things to do in the area we would rate about 4.5.

There is sometimes more travel to get to some of them which could be a bit much for some. But this is also something that is very common when you live out in the West. Things can be a bit spread out sometimes.

How about the Kartchner Caverns State Park itself? This would definitely be a 4.5 also. We only say this because for some, amenities are very important. And there are really not many onsite.

But that is true for state parks in other states too. The other thing that many appreciate is sewer hookups. And this does not have any.

But once again, this is something that is common in many state parks all over the country. And they do have a very clean and nice dump station to take care of those needs.

Would we go back again??? Most definitely!!!! We enjoyed our stay and want to thank the Arizona State Park system for the beauty they have preserved by keeping it so tidy and well kept.

Gateway to Cape Cod RV Campground – A Thorough Review

The Gateway to Cape Cod RV Campground is located at 90 Stevens Rd., in Rochester, MA.

This beautifully wooded campground is situated not very far off of I-495. And that is one of the major roads that leads to Cape Cod.

The campground lies only about 4 miles, or around 9-10 minutes off the interstate. And the roads to the campground are easy to navigate for any type of RV. Even the big rigs.

As you arrive at the campground, you are usually greeted by a very friendly staff. And they are very helpful in getting you situated at a campsite.

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Gateway To Cape Cod RV Park Features

There are 169 sites at this campground, so it’s a pretty good size RV park.

There are some that are seasonal campers in the park. But there seems to be plenty of spots for those who want to stay either daily or weekly too.

All the sites have 30/50 amp electric service and offer full hookups as well.

Now this is part of the Thousand Trails camping membership system. So if you are a part of that program, you can have the spot for $0 a night.

But spots can be reserved outside of that system too. And in that case, sites usually run around $87 a night for a daily rate.

But if you reserve for a week or more they average out to about $75 a night.

There is one thing you need to know about this park though. Since it’s located in the Northeast, it only remains open between mid-April through mid-October.

The sites themselves do seem to be level in most cases. And they have full hookups, as was mentioned earlier.

The staff also seems to keep the park picked up nicely. And the roads within the park are not too bad to drive on.

There are a few rough spots. But in general you can definitely get around without too much difficulty.

Gateway To Cape Cod RV Park Amenities

How are the amenities in this park? Well, they are not too bad. The bath houses are a bit dated and could really be given a little attention.

They are as clean as can be expected with older buildings. The pool area is also kept up. And the playground is definitely something the kids would enjoy.

But towards the back of the campground is a beautiful place to enjoy the nearby river.

And there is access to put a canoe or kayak in the water there with no trouble.

Also, with the nice little dock they have there, you could fish off the dock too. We saw some people catching fish while we were there.

You could also just stand and enjoy the beauty of the water if you want instead. And the marshy area that you can view from there is beautiful as well.

There is a small camp store onsite where you can pick up a few supplies as needed.

And a decent size laundry room which is clean and enables you to take care of your laundry. The cost for washing and drying your clothes was reasonable too.

How About Internet Access?

How about the internet? Well, they do offer WIFI. But like most campgrounds, it can be a bit spotty except around the main buildings.

We used our hotspot and our AT&T service, and seemed to have decent internet access.

Gateway To Cape Cod RV Park – The Surrounding Area

Well, what is in the area? As far as places to get provisions, there is no problem at all.

The town of Wareham, MA is nearby. And you can get to an area there that has a Walmart, Target, Aldi, and Lowes easily.

They are located about 5 miles away, so around a 11-12 minute ride. Also in this area are a few chain restaurants, such as Red Robin and Restaurant 99.

Then down the road just a little way is a grocery store called Shaws. You can get almost anything you need there.

In the same area is a Walgreens and an Aubuchon Hardware. These stores are located about 6 1/2 miles away or about 14-15 minutes.

There are also other eating establishments in the area depending on what you like. So obviously plenty to choose from.

What is there to see? Well, there are cranberry bogs, trails to walk, and beautiful ocean views not far away.

Gateway To Cape Cod RV – Access To Cape Cod

Of course, the big draw of the area is Cape Cod. This is such a unique place.

The Cape is quite large and offers you just about anything you want. There is whale watching and ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

There are also plenty of historical sites like the Kennedy compound and more. Also, lighthouses dot the island and the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore stetches for miles.

Sand dunes are everywhere. And the Atlantic Ocean will greet you at almost every turn.

There are unique shops to explore and plenty of restaurants to choose from too. But let me tell you….. ahhh, the seafood.

Clam chowder that is legendary. And fresh fish is everywhere. You just can’t go wrong with the seafood on the Cape.

Travel On Cape Cod

How far away is the Cape? Well, from the campground to get on the Cape itself takes about a half hour.

But from there, where you want to go on the Cape can take a bit longer.

Falmouth is about 40 minutes from the campground. And Yarmouth is about one hour.

Provincetown at the end of the Cape is about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Lots can be seen in any of these places and all the little towns between. We love the Cape!!!!

Gateway To Cape Cod RV – Our Conclusion

So what do we think about the area and the Gateway to Cape Cod campground?

Well, the area is an absolute 5-star area. So much to see. So much to do. And it is very eclectic and unique. You just can’t go wrong with the Cape.

A word to the wise though. If you go off season, you can get around the Cape so much easier then. And it is still warm and inviting.

How about the campground though? We would probably give it a 3.5 out of 5.

It is definitely older and could use some updating on some of their amenities. And the WIFI could be a bit better also.

But the park is pretty, with a lot of shade trees and friendly personnel. And it is so close to so many interesting things to see and do.

Would we go back? Well, we have been back twice and we would definitely go back again.

Harbor View RV Resort & Campground – Our Honest Review

Harbor View RV Resort & Campground is located at 15 Harbor View Circle, Colonial Beach, VA.

This small Thousand Trails campground has 144 sites and is located in a very historic area of the country.

It is open from the first of April through the end of November. And it’s a fairly easy park to get to.

It is located not too far off Route 3 (Kings Highway) which can be easily accesssed from I-95.

And the roads to get to this park are very easy to navigate for any size RV.

Inside the campground itself, it initially looks like the park would be hard to navigate for a larger rig.

And although it’s not super easy to do, it is definitely do-able for bigger rigs. So that should not stop anyone from trying out this RV park.

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Harbor View RV Resort Campsites

The sites themselves for the most part are fairly level. They have a concrete patio pad in many cases.

And that allows you to put a few things out and enjoy your time there.

There is 30 amp service with full hookups. FYI, 50 amp service is available at many of the sites too. But it is on a first come, first serve basis.

What is the price of these sites if you are not part of the Thousand Trails system?

They run $53 a night. And if you stay for a week instead, it averages out to about $46 a night. Of course with Thousand Trails it is $0/night.

Harbor View RV Resort Amenities

What kind of amenities are in this park? Well, for one thing, they offer a beautiful pool area.

They also have a fairly decent mini-golf course and beautiful green fields to play different sports.

There is also a nice playground for the kids. And of course, the typical horseshoes and basketball.

The bath houses, although a little older are clean and functionable.

And the laundry room is small but the park is small too, so it works out fine. It is also clean and tidy.

The Marina Next Door To The Park

The area right in and around the park is really great for walking, for those exercisers out there.

The RV park itself is pretty and well shaded with a beautiful little pond in it.

But if you head out of the park and cross the street, there is a delightful little marina there.

And you can walk down to and be right on Mattox Creek. It’s actually quite a large creek.

If you follow that creek in a boat, it will eventually flow into the Potomac River.

The views from the marina are beautiful, especially at sunset. So it’s a great little walk that is unique to this Thousand Trails Park.

Harbor View RV Resort Internet Access

How about connectivity here? Well, the RV park itself offers no WIFI.

But being in a fairly populated area there, it was easy to connect to our hotspot through AT&T.

And others were using Verizon and T-Mobile with good success too.

Historical Sights Nearby

But as we mentioned, this RV park is in quite a historical area of the country.

In fact, within a fairly short drive you can see many historical sights. And quite a few are very informative and interesting.

George Washington’s birthplace is just 6 miles from the campground.

There is also Fredericksburg, which of course contains a famous Civil War Battlefield.

But also other battlefields, such as Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania. And these are located only about 35 miles away from the RV park.

There is also a famous Civil War cemetery in Fredericksburg too.

Of course, there are many shops and museums that take you back to that time period too. So it’s a great place to spend some time.

Actually Washington, DC is only 70 miles away and the same with Richmond, VA. And as you know, there is plenty to see in those cities too.

Harbor View RV Resort – Local Restaurants

As far as places to eat in the area, there are lots of mom and pop restaurants to be found.

For instance, one place we ate was called the Battlefield Restaurant near Fredericksburg National Cemetery.

But there are also all the well known chains too. So no lack of eating establishments.

Things To See In The Surrounding Area

A little closer is a lovely little town of Colonial Beach. What a beautiful little township with marinas, a beach next to the Potomac River, and quaint shops.

You’ll love the New England style beach homes, and small eating establishments.

It’s an enjoyable town to take a drive around, or park and walk through. And that is located only about 10 miles from the RV park.

If you go a little beyond the turn off to Colonial Beach it will take you to King George.

This is a little bigger town with many chain restaurants and shopping areas.

Also, on the way to King George there are state parks to explore and enjoy. King George is located about 17 miles from the resort.

Harbor View RV Resort – Local Shopping

As you can see, there is much to see. But how about places to shop and provision. Well, right around the resort it is very limited.

But about 8 miles away is a place called Halls Super Market. You can pick up groceries there but it is a bit higher prices.

A couple miles more down the road is a Food Lion though. This is a bit better priced.

And not too far from that is a hardware store if you have a need for items like that.

To have more variety though, you would need to go to King George.

They have a Walmart and a Food Lion and many more box stores. And if you want access to everything, Fredericksburg would be the closest place.

There is a Walmart, Food Lion, Weis, and many of the stores we all look for to take care of our needs there.

Our Conclusion

So how would we rate Harbor View RV park? The area we would rate as a 4.5 star. There was much to see and enjoy.

The only negative was that a good part of it required a bit of driving. But hey, if you’re on vacation, then no issue there.

The resort we would give a 3.8 star. It was a bit small to get around in. Typical roads with some potholes, etc.

And it is a little far from being able to get reasonably priced groceries.

The park itself could be upgraded just a bit. We also think it would be nice to offer their customers WIFI. Because this is something that many people appreciate.

All in all, it was a very nice experience and we would not hesitate to go back.

Thank you for a nice visit Harbor View!!!!