About KSAM14

We are brand new full time RVers just starting on a trip of a lifetime! We plan to golf in every state! This forum has been very informative and we look forward to trading stories! Ken is originally from Wisconsin, and I am originally from Connecticut. We named our RV JoJo, for JourneyOn.

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Very nice KOA. Easy off the interstate. Friendly, welcoming staff. Nice camp store. Grounds are well kept- nice pond in the middle. Pool area clean and inviting. Sites are level concrete pads but narrow. Motorhome just fit! We were here only overnight and we would come back if we were in the area again. We were very pleased with stay?

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This is truly a top notch RV resort! Convenient to stores, but off the busy byways. Close enough to Houston, and easy access to highways. Entrance to park is lovely. Registration office is big clean and bright. Right outside the office is a breezeway that has a beautiful patio with very comfortable chairs, ceiling fans and a nice view of a fountain and horse farm next door. As a bonus, in that breezeway are an assortment of beautiful live birds- a parrots, cockatiels, and lovebirds.Very nice touch! Pool area is beautiful - bright, clean, tiki hut type tables, palm trees and beautiful flowers. Sites are all paved with mature trees, that do not interfere with satellite. Roads are in perfect shape and easy to maneuver. Guide escorted us to our site and even cleaned our picnic table. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming! The ONLY negative is all that pavement lends to increased heat in an already very hot area, but you can't have everything! Everything about this beautiful park more than makes up for that! One of the nicest parks we have stayed in: and this was our 40th state! We highly recommend this park if you are in the Houston area.

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Really nice KOA. We have been in some "fair" ones of late, so this was a pleasant surprise! Easy access from I-10, gated, clean, and sites are level and spacious length wise, but typical of most KOA's, you're pretty close to your neighbor on the sides, but we had no problem with our slides. Lots of shade trees but we had no problem with our satellite. We tried to hook up cable but only 2 stations came in. Campstore is large and well stocked. You can buy hot pizza in the office and there is a Chuckwagon on site for breakfast. It was very reasonable and good. Staff were all very friendly.

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We stayed here only as an overnight traveling from Arizona to Houston on I-10. That is a very long, sparsely populated stretch of road, and we try to keep our miles under 300 per day in the heat of summer. Sonora was our stop from Van Horn, Tx. This park is off the beaten path. It is about 8 miles off of I-10, in the middle of nowhere. The town of Sonora is 15 miles east of the park. The RV park is in the Caverns of Sonara attraction. The store is big, and stocked with nice gifts, as well as homemade fudge, but no camping staples. The staff was friendly. You can take guided tours through the caverns. (We did not.) The park itself was empty, they have several pull throughs and some back ins. We did not need reservations due to the time of year. We were the only campers with the exception of someone we think worked here. Lots of deer on the premises. They have water and electric, but no sewer. All in all, a nice park.

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Very easy access off I10. We could not bring it's park up on our GPS, nor could we enter the address (810 Frontage Rd)- GPS said it didn't exist. I called the park and they said they get alot of people saying the same thing. From I 10 east, it's exit 140B. It is literally off the exit ramp, you cannot miss the huge sign!! Lady in office was friendly and welcoming. Sites are gravel, level and the park has mature trees on each site but it does not interfere with satellite. Park looks like it is used mostly for one nighters or workers. The RV'S were in good shape and the park is clean. The office gave us code for wi fi, but she said it didn't work. We didn't use it. Good place to rest your head on I 10.

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This is a journey KOA. Greeted by a very friendly woman in office. Park was pretty empty, due to time of year. It's an easy ride off I-10, but to get to park, you will go through a very rundown neighborhood. We almost didn't continue to the park, but we were weary and decided to give it a try. The park itself is just a big gravel parking lot type look, with hookups. Sites were level aND spacious. Again, there were only a few RV'S in the park. The store was clean and fairly well stocked. This was fine for a one night stopover. Too bad it's not in a better neighborhoood.

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This is a big park, mostly park models with some RV sites in the front and pull through in the back. We arrived on a weekend, (office was closed) and were greeted by a guard at front of park. He was friendly and welcoming. He directed us to a back in right around the corner. When we got there, we saw a concrete pad and a gravel area. Due to the placement of the sewer (it was smack in the middle of the gravel area) we weren't sure if we should back in there because if we did, the sewer would be under the rv between the back wheels! We went back to guard, who now was a nice woman and she informed us that we would have to hook up the sewer line BEFORE we backed in, then back over it! She offered to let us take one of the pull throughs in the back of the park stating the sewer hookup was back further so we did. Due to the time of the year, the park was really empty. We received no instructions, map, or receipt for stay, and were not told to stop at the office on Monday to "check-in". I didn't even see the office until monday when I went to do laundry. The machines had card slots. Great, no coins needed! Used my debit, kept getting "error". Tried 2 other charge cards- "error". That's when I found the office! Nice ladies there, explained to me I needed to purchase a card to do laundry. When I expressed frustration in not getting any of this info upon arrival, they were like, "oh, you have to check in here!". 2 days later. Really poor system for weekend entries. Otherwise, park is clean, manicured, sites are good sized and level. Very nice BBQ area between 2 pools. Laundry room is big, bright and clean and easy to use once we bought the laundry card! I imagine this is a very busy place during winter season. Value was pricy for this time of year. Would most likely stay elsewhere on our next trip through this area.

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We just stopped for an overnight on our way to Arizona. We arrived early (1 pm) and thought there would be an issue because on their website it says check in is 5pm! We found that ridiculous, so we braced for having to pay extra. We were pleasantly surprised! Staff was friendly, accommodating and check in was easy. Park is a Marina on the Colorado river. RV sites are in a big parking lot type feel, with a few scattered trees. A lot of boats pulling in and out of the park. It was 116 degrees the day we arrived. Typical for this time of year. Due to the heat and desert, it ws very dusty! Office is big, clean and well stocked. There is a pool and other ammenities that we didn't use. Park was pretty empty, I'm sure due to the heat! Very nice place overall. I'm sure during the right time of year, it is booked and busy!

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This was just a stopover for one night, but it was a very nice park. It is nestled between mountains, and offers nice views and peaceful surroundings. No one was there to greet us, but our name and site # was on the door. The park was almost empty, but as the evening wore on, many came in for overnights. The sites are gravel, and easy to level. No sewer,but water and electric were fine. They do offer a dump station, which we did not use. Someone previously reported difficulty with a 40 ft motorhome and 4 door jeep, we have just that and had no problem with the turns or the pull-through. We disconnected to run to a store, but it would have been fine if we didn't. Someone from the office came in early and we "checked in" as we were leaving. Otherwise, trees a mail slot for payment. Airport next door was very quiet. Nice little park for a 1 or 2 night stay.

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I REALLY wish I could give this park a 10, but in all honesty I cant. So, I will get the negatives out first, then end on a positive note. This park is in a very seedy part of Fresno. Coming off 99, all we saw were rundown buildings and shady characters. We would have kept going, but we had just left a park in Madera that was even worse, and we were tired and desperate. We called from the road and we're able to get a site for the night. When we got to the park, the entrances were not clearly marked and looked way too small for our big rig and tow. We took a chance on one and although it was very tight, we managed. The roads are paved but very narrow, cars parked diagonally on either side of the roads. That's where the bad stuff ends. Office was closed but a nice resident called manager for us. He promptly came, checked us in, and escorted us to our site. We had a back in that was tight to get in, but the site itself was very level, well groomed and spacious (it was a corner lot). The park itself is well shaded ( helpful with the 111 degrees that day!) Many permanent residents, tightly packed in. Although some of the RV'S and mobile homes looked run down, the sites are well kept, and no one had clutter or garbage on their sites like we see all too often. Staff seemed very friendly and accomodating. If this park were in a better neighborhood, we would give it a 10 across the board. Despite all the trees, our satellite and hotspot worked fine.

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Really nice park, right off the interstate. Reservations not required, but ten will take them. Nice level pull through sites, we did not have to disconnect tow. Easy walk to Casino but there is a shuttle too. Golf course is back beyond the casino- looked nice but it was 107 degrees and we were only here for the night. Casino has a nice buffet, reasonably priced. There is also a Chevron truckstop right at the entrance to Casino. Full hookups were good, wifi available for a fee. We got satellite reception and good hot spot reception. Nice place!

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Slightly "tired" campground and by no means a resort but the friendliness of the staff overcomes that. We arrived on a Sunday for one night. Office was closed and there was no reservation packet addressed to us. There was a generic note on door that said, "if you arrive when office is closed, go to your site and check in with the camp host" (site#for him given). I then remembered that when I called to make reservation, she did assign us a site which I thankfully wrote down. We settled in, and camp host came to us. He couldn't take a credit card, but we had cash. Site was easy pull through and we did not disconnect. Gravel but level site, tight for slides with utility poles, but manageable. Park is clean, felt safe and well laid out. My husband became ill that night, and there was no way we could leave the next morning. Staff were more than accommodating to us to be able to stay an extra day. So, I got to use the laundry room which was large, clean and very reasonable. There are a lot of seasonal or permanent residents. Wi Fi offered by park was very weak, but I also could only use my verizon hotspot sporadically. Overall, this is a very nice short term park and we would stay here again!

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We were at first taken back by the "parking lot " appearance of the park. (All concrete with small trees between the sites.) But that was quickly gone after going into the office and being warmly greeted by the lady manager! A lovely woman who made us feel welcome, explained the park, showed us around the rec room, and gave us some good info on the surrounding area. The park is tightly spaced, but maneuverable. Convenient to shopping and Old Towne. We were here for only 2 nights, but would definitely recommend this park to anyone traveling through the area.

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This is a wonderful park close to Mt. Hood. Nice check in area, well stocked camp store, very friendly and welcoming staff. Roads are paved and easy to maneuver even with a big rig. Our site was a back in, fairly level, and roomy. Despite the wooded area we were in, satellite was fine. Plenty of room between sites so you didn't feel on top of your neighbor. Sites are gravel and grass. Nice firepit and picnic table. Laundry room was big and easy to work in. The only negative was amount of washers and dryers where people left their clothes unattended. There were piles of abandoned clothes everywhere. There is a nice cafe on the premises that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Good food. Nice campground to walk around. We really liked it here and although we are not Thousand trail members, we felt the price was right for such a lovely place. Lots to see and do in the area.

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This KOA is in Kent Wa, convenient to interstate. It is a very busy and crowded KOA. Sites are pretty tight, and you are right on top of your neighbors. They utilize every spare spot for overflow RVers or tenters, including the lawn area in the back entrance to office and laundry. Kind of strange since that area is also next to theplayground. There is alot of turnover so I expect most are here for overnights only. There were ome seasonal looking sites. Staff were friendly and very accomodating. We were originally booked for 2 weeks but a problem with our RV put it in the repair shop for almost that length of time. They cheerfully gave us a complete refund. We ended up only taking one night. They were great about that! All around, nice park. Laundry room could use some sprucing up, and it's small. Would stay here again. Nicely stocked campstore.