General Burnside Island State Park

General Burnside Island State Park – 8801 South Highway 27 – Burnside, Kentucky

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The park sits on an island created when the Cumberland River was flooded in the 1950’s and the peninsula of land was flooded. Now, it is connected just by the road in.

It is named for side-burn whiskered Civil War General Ambrose Burnside who patrolled this area for confederate soldiers in 1863.

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General Ambrose Burnside

The park contains 94 campsites with electric and water hookups and a dump station and some tent sites. Some sites are max 30 amps, and some 50 amps. We could not determine a pattern. Also beware that some sites have shared utilities, as did our site #23 – whoever gets there first, gets the 50 amp plug. And the utilities were on the wrong side for us. During our stay we found the bath houses are kept clean. Roads and pads are paved and each has a latern pole, picnic table, sitting area and fire ring. Sites vary in size and levelness. The campground is hilly and the road in is narrow, but doable in a big rig. No WiFi, Verizon service strong. You can hear a train, but it never was so loud it woke us up.

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Since the campground is hilly, many sites sit in depressions. It was quite rainy while we were here and some sites were completely swamped. Like this one.

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Luckily, we were on top of the hill and although the ground was saturated, we didn’t have to worry about being flooded.

Also sharing the island is a 18 hole nice golf course and marina and boat ramp. It was too rainy during our stay to play golf, but it looked like a nice course. The pool is no longer used and is now just an eyesore.

The park is close to the town of Somerset with many restaurants and stores.

Also close by and accessible by land and boat is all Lake Cumberland has to offer.

Lebanon KOA

KOA Lebanon/NE Cincinnati – 760 Franklin Road – Lebanon, Ohio 45036

We had to vacate our site at FMCA since all the National Executives were coming in and taking over the campground. Our site 8 is where the president will be parking. We had never stayed at the campground in Lebanon so we made a reservation for a couple nights there. The move from Newtown to Lebanon is only 34 miles but it took us hours to make the drive, encountering two major accident traffic jams and I-71 completely closed to clean up a semi that caught on fire. This campground has only been a KOA for a month and was formerly called Cedarbrook Campground.

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It has been around since the 60’s but it appears that they are putting a lot of effort into fixing it up. Several sites are deluxe patio sites that include a wooden swing, fire ring, gravel sitting area, bench, upgraded patio set on concrete pad and gas grill with utensils.

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A deluxe site

We were assigned site 514 a FHU 50 amp pull through gravel site just long enough for our coach and car with fire ring and older picnic table on concrete pad. Their Wi-Fi didn’t work well with our intranet. Verizon coverage is good. They provide cable TV. There’s a nice playground and a rather small pool that was not open for season yet. They have a fenced dog area. We were able to use 15,000 KOA points for a $25 discount on the overpriced site. If you have a big rig, we would recommend you not try to make the turns around the registration/store and pull over by the dump station to wait for an escort to your site. They have 34 – 30 amp FHU/Cable, 24 – 30 amp E/W Cable,  41 – 50 amp FHU/Cable, and 3 Deluxe sites, 6 cabins, and 2 rental RVs.

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Unfortunately, it rained any time we were at the campground and we had so much to do the two days we were there, we didn’t get to really experience the place. Next time we’re close, we’ll check it out and see what improvements they have done.

Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort

Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort – 133 Arrow Road – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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I made the reservation a few weeks ago and got the last spot on which we would fit – site 185 in the Forest Section. Check in went ok and a guy escorted us to our site. He helped get us in and trimmed a few palms for us.

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We’re in the trees so no satellite, but they have cable. WiFi not so good it cuts in and out. It’s pretty here with lots of landscaping and fairly large sites. Some sites face a lake. There are 401 sites in 6 phases. It’s pricy at $70/night for the least expensive section. This week, is spring break and the RBC Hilton Head golf tourney is going on. Things I didn’t think about when I made the reservation. We went to a presentation at the clubhouse on ownership in the park. We learned that they have 401 deeded sites in 6 different phases. The resort is still recovering from hurricane Matthew that came through last October. They lost hundreds of trees and it damaged some RV’s. The resort is close to Coligny circle and beach and within walking distance to several restraunts. It’s a bit of a hike, but we walked to the beach one day.

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The resort has a nice pool, hot tub, exercise room and tennis courts. Everything is well maintained and beautiful.

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We were able to play a round of golf while we were here off island at Crescent Point. That course was in terrible condition from the hurricane yet, but they didn’t bother to tell us. They gladly took our money, though. You know you’re having a bad round when you stop at the turn to buy a dozen balls in the club house, ha. We also visited Hilton Head distillery – a new operation making vodka and rums. Because of the golf tournament we weren’t able to go into Sea Pines or Harbor Town. We debated going to the tourney one day, but it was pricey and we didn’t have advanced tickets and we wanted to avoid the crowds.

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RViewToday – the beautiful Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort

This place definitely a splurge, but a beautiful Resort.

The Great Outdoors Resort

The Great Outdoors RV Nature and Golf Resort – 125 Plantation Drive – Titusville, Florida

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This more like a town than a RV resort. There are 1300 different sites with a variety of options. You can choose just a pad, pad with executive suite, RV port, homes with or without a place for a RV.

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Basic Pad

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Home on golf course with RV port

There’s a church, two restaurants, clubhouse,

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Beautiful Plantation Manor

retail stores, and 18 hole golf course.

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Golf course and homes

Different areas have different options for ownership. While we were here, we parked on a basis pad just long enough for our coach and car.

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Our site

An advantage to staying here is the proximity to Titusville and the Space Coast. Although we didn’t visit Cape Canaveral, we did drive to the Canaveral National Seashore and Playalinda Beach.

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Playalinda Beach