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Benson KOA

Benson, Arizona

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This is an OK campground with dirt roads and tight/short sites. The stes were well marked. They had great management, I came in late and my registration packet was in the night registration box waiting for me with clear instructions on where my site was and how to get to it. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable about the attractions in the area. They provided maps with the attractions and distance/time to get there from the park. W-Ffi worked great from my site. There were mo problems with the hookups. There was a really nice tent area with shade a grass, but the RV area was pretty much just a dirt parking lot. Two ponds on site with big koi and catfish. The campground is far enough away from the interstate and the railroad, so noise is not a problem.

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Very clean park. Brand new picnic tables. Office staff was friendly and a good source of local info. Close to public transportation. Very convenient to local attractions. The park is located along side of I-40, so there is noise from highway traffic. The noise was not a problem from our site near the office. Wi-Fi worked great while we were there.

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Stopped here for an overnight. Easy access from I-95. Park is a little run down, but power was good, cable was crystal clear, wifi was weak from my spot. My site was easy to get into and out of, with plenty of room to leave the towed attached. Priced well for a KOA. I would stay here again.

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Stopped here for an overnight. Less than 1/2 mile from I-95, some highway noise but not bad. Utilities are in excellent shape. Crystal clear cable with 70+ channels. Wifi works well. Interior roads are a little tight, but sites are wide and long enough to leave the towed attached for the night. Staff was polite and registration was quick and smooth. I would stay here again if in the area.

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One of the nicest parks I've stayed in. Very clean and quiet. Cleanest, nicest, cheapest laundry facilities I've used in months. Pool and hot tub area is all new. There is only a row of daily/weekly sites that are all pull through. All the other sites are for monthly terms. Although they can use any site, the daily row is the easiest to get in and out of. Friendly, helpful, accommodating staff. Close to I-17 and the 101. Don't confuse this park with Desert Sands, the two are vastly different. I'll be returning here for the winter.

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Easy to find, right off I-5. Narrow access road, right behind small shopping center with McD's, coffee kiosk, and a Mexican Rest, as well as other stores. It's an easy short walk from your site to any of the stores. Sites are very close together, but with enough room to extend all slides and awning, I've been in smaller sites. 50A service, water, sewer, crystal clear cable, and FREE WiFi. Our site was at least 65' long, plenty of room with the towed connected. Paved interior roads and sites. Not really grass between sites, more of a dirt, not really gravel. Staff was friendly and very checked us in and gave detailed directions to our site. Lots of permanents, and I believe working class people living here, however, their sites were kept clean and not messy. Not much shade, good for satellite, bad for hot sunny days, if you get those in Oregon. I would definitely come back for a night or two, for a longer stay, I would look for a more traditional woodsy campground.

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$14/night is the Passport America rate, this park accepts CASH only, be prepared. Beautiful, clean, park as described below. Brand new laundry facilities that worked better than any other park I've stayed in, $2 wash/$1.50 dry and dry in one cycle. There are a couple of sites that have cable hookup, I can't imagine that any broadcast channels are available at this remote location. This park really slows down after Labor Day, we were the only ones there the last day of our stay. They do keep a few sites open all year. Check for road closures and plan your trip accordingly, access to Mt St. Helens is not available on FS25, and it's a long way around to the other side. You can make a nice loop visiting Rainier from here via Morton. I would stay here again if in the area.

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We stayed at a waterfront site with the weekly rate. There is no beach to speak of, not in a conventional sandy sense. At high tide the water is up to the wall, at low tide the gravel and vegetation beach is exposed. The beach front sites are feet from highway 101 with no sound or privacy barrier. Fortunately, the highway sees little traffic at night, so it wasn't too bad. Crystal clear cable with over 60 channels. WiFi is free, signal strengh was weak, but strong enough to connect and worked most of the time. We had the best camper neighbors at this park. I would, however, try a different park closer to the Port Thompson/Port Angeles area.

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Lots of trees and shade. Great place for kids if you got them. We had a large, level, pull-thru site. As stated earlier, no cable or wifi at your site. Firewood available for $5 delivered, but it was fresh and burned poorly. Staff was friendly and effecient. One of the most beautiful areas in all of North America.

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Nice campground with big sites. WiFi was $3/day or $15/week and worked flawlessly. Large laundry with reasonable wash/dry fees. I would rate this park higher, but the noise from the busy road next to the campground and the trains running all night long shook my motorhome! Even with the noise and trains, it's a nice place and I would stay here again.

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A gem of a park so close to Seattle. On a lake surrounded by trees. Nice and quite. Interior roads and sites are paved, but not level, with a thin line of shrubs between the narrow sites. Cleanest bathroom I've ever seen! Easy access to I-405. Cable TV only has a few channels which don't come in so well. Laundry is $1 to wash and a $1 to dry, but takes 2 turns to get your clothes completely dry. There are two walking paths around the park. If I'm ever in Seattle, I'm staying here!

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Nice park. Owners were very helpful and nice to chat with. Our site was long enough for our motorhome and pickup truck, however, the sites are not very wide. Full hookup included w/e/s/c/wifi with no additional charges. I would camp here again if in the area.

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This is the nicest of the NP campgrounds. Lots of trees for shade and hookups in good condition. Paved interior roads, however, are in poor condition. Staff are just kids acting as clerks. They did not have any info on the area and could barely direct us to our site. Some sites share utilities, which forces you to park right up against the other camper to reach, so be sure they don't stick you in one of these unless you like that sort of thing. Banff is small and crowded and expensive, so stuff your wallet before you leave.

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Great little campground about 2 miles from the entrance of Glacier NP. Long, wide pull through sites. Breakfast available daily as well as pies and other sweet treats. They have a community campfire nightly. Discounts for staying multiple nights. This campground really seems to bring out the friendliness in everyone who stays here.

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This is an average park with an above average price. There's no grass, it's all weeds and bushes, but at least the weeds were cut. We were in a pull through site that was level and had the W/E/S at the right spot. Most campers were in and out after a night or two. We spent 6 nights. The staff accommodated our late arrival after having to delay our arrival for RV service in Idaho Falls. Wifi worked about 85% of the time. Washers and dryers are dated, but there's a nice laundrymat in town. There's a gameroom with ping pong, foosball, and video games, and a small pool. It's a haul to Grand Teton NP from here, about 30 miles total including 4 miles of 10% grade up and another 4 miles of 10% down, repeat for the return. There's some excellent hiking on the west side of the Tetons, just a few miles from the campground in the Targhee NF and Jedediah Wilderness, without the crowds of the NP. Also, there's miles and miles of motorized trails on the Big Hole Mts of the Targhee NF between Victor and Driggs. The NF ranger station is in Driggs and they were very helpful and had good maps available. The campground staff kept the park clean and emptied the trash bins daily. It's not a bad spot for visiting the area.