Lovely Campgrounds We Highly Recommend by Bonnie and Bill Neely

Cane9Creek Campground is a delightful and restful place tucked away behind the home of the owners on their beautiful meadow with trees and a creek. Each site is level and clean and the group picnic area is very nice. This is a campground in a perfect spot in Alabama just off Highway 20, almost on the Georgia/Alabama line, about an hour from Atlanta.

The owners have built their campground with loving personal touch, since it is back of their home with lovely flowers. They are dog lovers, as you can tell from the name (although they are on Cane Creek also).

This year this is the location for the American Kennel Association Annual show in September. The show will take place on the pristine meadow surrounded by tall trees with kennels built beneath the grove to hold the dogs awaiting their various performances. This is a nice campground in which to stay overnight. We have enjoyed it several times. 5002 Hwy 46 • Heflin AL (256) 463-2602


Fort Bellefonte Campground Near Penn State University

Just a mile off I80 at Exit 161 is the lovely Fort Bellefonte Campground, which many people mistake for KOA, which is another mile down the road. Fort Bellefonte RV Park is a beautifully picturesque RV Park that looks like a farm on the steep rolling grassy hillside of Pennsylvania, just 10 miles from Penn State University. This is the perfect place to set your rig for those fall football games, as the park is open from April 1 through the last Penn State home game. What a lovely setting it is!

This RV Park just came under new ownership and is in the process of bringing everything up to date. The nice clean bath houses will be modernized a bit and a swimming pool will be added. Until then, the facilities are very clean and adequate. There are plenty of fun things to do there, including the prettiest miniature golf course and new shuffle board court we ever played on…what fun with the petting zoo of farm animals including goats and chickens watching our activities as well a little brown bunnies running around us. The sites have 30 or 50 amp and many have full hook-ups. Cable TV is excellent and WiFi is usually reliable, as is 4G cell phone service. Some of the sites are not quite level, but the beautiful view and lovely forested surroundings make up for any misgivings. The cabins are so attractive interspersed among the RV and tent sites.
This beautiful setting with lots of brilliant flowers and a little brook waterfall at the office show the care given and the attention you will get. You can enjoy the antics of the little goats and chickens and wild bunnies here. And you can buy delicious home-baked Amish products right on site. You will find a nice respite in this beautiful mid-Pennsylvania setting with many fun things to do nearby.


Interlake RV Park at Rhinebeck, NY

We find RV camping in the Northeastern United States to be more difficult than in the west, because of the dense population, narrow roads, and hilly terrain, but we found one very exceptional RV Campground in Rhinebeck, NY, just about three hours from Manhattan, in the lovely historical Duchess County near the famous Hudson River mansions of the Gilded Age. Interlake RV Park was designed and built by Steven and Susan Durnais, who obviously knew well what campers are looking for to make their stay PERFECT!
This RV Park is built on a terraced hillside with huge trees, forests interspersed with flat, grassy campsites with a firepit and good picnic table beside each level graveled space. With full hook-ups, 30 and 50 amps, and cable TV and WiFi, Interlake has everything RVers need and has also beautifully groomed tent sites. The bathrooms are clean and convenient and the store has many of the things campers need.

Our only difficulty was that our cell phone service didn’t work within the area just off Highway 9G on Lake Drive, about 20 minutes from the beautiful little town of Rhinebeck, NY, founded in 1668. But, of course, there were many years when cell phones didn’t exist and once we got over the trauma of being disconnected from interferences, it was a relief not to be bothered!

Our first night there we arrived in an early summer intense heat wave, but the forested campground was cool and pleasant. That evening a huge, unpredicted storm with lightning and hail storm hit the area and power was interrupted, but Interlake had its full power back by midnight, when the surrounding area had none for the next 24 hours. We have been in many RV parks during heavy rain through the years, but never have we seen one hit with so much water which drained immediately, leaving no puddles to contend with. It was amazing that we could walk our little white dog early the next morning and she didn’t even get muddy! Steven Dumais gets credit for his excellent planning for perfect drainage for the campground.

Campers have many amenities to enjoy here: an old-fashioned burger and snack bar is in the large barn-like recreation building, which also has many arcade games and a large place with tables to relax and visit. There is also Bingo here on weekends. Just outside is the large playground for children with excellent, newest equipment for all kinds of fun and a basketball area for older ones. The beauriful heated swimming pool is very large with umbrella tables and chairs all around for relaxing any time. You’ll also find a lovely catch-and-release fishing lake on site.

We highly recommend Interlake RV Park for a marvelous holiday of camping and relaxing outside the hustle and bustle of daily life. Make your reservations at or email Phone is 845 266 5387 . The address is 428 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3213. This Good Sam Park is also a member of Motor Home Parks and has AAA rating and Woodall’s highest rating. You can count on a wonderful stay here between April 15 and the third week of October. The fall leaf season is exquisite, and there is so much to see and do in this lovely area: historic mansions to tour, Hudson River cruises, farm visits, excellent unique shopping, culinary institute dining, National Parks, and many places to explore. Steven and Susan have an array of pamphlets at registration to help you plan the fun during your stay.