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We stayed here in July of 2013 and my review back then describes the physical set up of the park along with the facilities and amenities. The negatives remain: check in at hotel, overpriced for a casino RV park, no cable TV, poor WIFI, bathroom floors flood when someone showers, etc. There are antenna channels from Madison and most sites are satellite friendly. Their website calls this a "luxury? park. In whose opinion? The sites and hook ups are the only positives. I still don't see any recycling.

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I am surprised that this park has no reviews since I was here 3 years ago. As during a last couple visits, the park was only 1/3 full with most of those being extended stay customers. According to the lady at check in, the park fills up on summer weekends. Once again, we had a long, fairly level, dirt/gravel, FHU site. The sites are well spaced with about 20-25' between them While there is no cable TV, there are very few trees in the park so most sites are satellite friendly. The WIFI worked well for us until it seemed to turn off (possibly when the office/liquor store closed). The bathroom and showers are old and reasonably clean enough but probably inadequate if the park is full. The pool is about 20' x 40' and appeared to be heated. I saw nothing else recreational in the park. There are recycling bins by the bathhouse. The staff we dealt with was friendly.

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Spacious and grassy with plenty of room for the dogs to run. Restrooms and showers were clean.

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We last stayed here in July of 2012. See that review for a better description of the park facilities and amenities. One error I made in that review, was saying that I did not think the hotel had a pool. There is an indoor pool in the hotel and it is available to the RV park guests. We had one of the FHU, pull through sites with a large, fairly level cement pad and a good 20' of grass between sites. The trees are getting bigger and may soon pose a problem for rooftop satellite dishes. There is no cable TV and I did not check antenna reception. Since there are about 30 non-sewer sites, the bathroom facilities would be completely inadequate if even half those sites were occupied. Also, the laundry (2 of each machine) is really cheap. I have never seen the newer front loading washers for only $1. The dryers are $1 for 45 minutes. There are numerous garbage and recycling throughout the park. I saw cans marked plastic, glass, and aluminum. Like many smaller casino RV today, the RV office is not always staffed from morning to night. We had to look for the guy find at 2 P.M. and the office was closed at 6 P.M.

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Having stayed here a couple years ago, we stopped here since we knew what to expect. The interstate noise is not an issue with us. We again had a gravel, level, pull through, FHU site near the fairly new secondary bathhouse and laundry at the west end of the park. Our site had limited cable TV but was satellite friendly. The WI-FI was OK because there park was not jammed with families using 4 or 5 devices per site. There is a variety of RV site types and sizes at this park. There are also a couple dozen tent sites and a handful of cabins. This park is well run and had most of the family friendly (pool, playground, mini-golf, etc.) amenities which KOA is known. The staff I dealt with were friendly. There is recycling.

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This is our first time here in 3 years. I don't know why a recent reviewer made a comment about the park not being part of Al's Oasis. Why is that even relevant to a review? The park continues to be an adequate stop in the middle of SD right off I-90 (Exit 260). The sites are gravel, not all level, and mostly pull through. As mentioned by others, the cable TV channel selection is now minimal due to cable company greed. Satellite friendly sites are few and far between because of all the trees. The WI-FI worked OK for us since there were not a lot of customers here in late August. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry are old, but clean and practical. The pool is the park's best feature on a hot day. The staff I dealt with were friendly. I saw no sign of recycling.

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Without a doubt, this was the worst experience we have ever had at a KOA is 26 years of RVing. We had stayed here about 9 years ago, but started staying closer to I-90 to save a gallon or two of gas. Unfortunately, I decided to try this park again. We did not know that there are new owners as of 2 years ago. We called and reserved a FHU site that was supposed to be satellite friendly (their website says some sites are satellite friendly). After check in, we were led to a site with a large tree next to it and huge branch right over the front section of the RV's roof and satellite dome). When I mentioned this to our guide, he pleaded ignorance to what we were supposed to get and suggested that we might get satellite if we move all the way to the front of the site. I did so, but still could not get reception. We had to walk back to the office and they said they had NO FHU satellite friendly sites. After asking for our money back, they offered us a FHU site in the overflow area. That was satellite friendly but the closest sewer was 35" away. They LIED to us when we made the reservation (tell the customer we have what he wants), when we arrived (Oops, no FHU sites with satellite), and when we complained (there is 1 FHU site in the overflow). The park has good facilities and very good recreational amenities, but the way we were LIED to was totally unacceptable. In addition to everything else, we did not have cable TV at the overflow site and could not use the WIFI there. NO surprise - it was Tengo. This park should be a 7 or 8, being LIED to at every turn brings it down to a 2. There is some recycling. The site we ended up with was not worth the $37 or the 1 hour hassle to get it.

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We stayed here last August. We stayed here again because the cooler than normal temperatures meant we wouldn't need a pool to cool off. We again had a somewhat not level, gravel, pull through, FHU site. Since we were able to get satellite reception, we passed on the cable TV. The WiFi was fine for our minimal needs. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry were clean but probably inadequate if the park is anywhere near full (there are lots of non- sewer sites). The staff we dealt with was very helpful and friendly. There are recycling bins for cans and plastic.

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We were here 3 years ago and knew how tight the sites are and that there are other negatives. We were able to get one of the last available sites on a few hours notice. We had a semi-level, back in, FHU site. We had requested a satellite friendly site so we did not pay extra for the cable TV. There had been a heavy overnight rain and our site had 10' of muddy puddles on each side of the front of the site pad. A number of sites had puddle issues. These puddles forced us to move farther back in the site than we otherwise would have so we could exit the RV onto dry land. This caused us to be almost too far from the forward sitting sewer to use just our regular 15' sewer. Unfortunately, the height and distance to the sewer pipe made for a long, almost uphill stretch of sewer hose. The rest of the utilities were fine. This time we did not have one of the water spigots that was below ground level. I think some sites still have this type of spigot. The WIFI worked well for our minimal needs. The 2 bathrooms in a small shed like building are old, but reasonably clean. The staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful. I saw no recycling.

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This is our second stay here. We had a fairly level, gravel, pull through, FHU site on the main (lowest) level of the park. There is no cable TV but most sites are satellite friendly. The WiFi worked fine until it got dark. This was a bit surprising since, like 2 years ago, there were on a dozen or so other RVs in this large park. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry (4 washers and dryers inside each bathroom) were fine except for 2 dryers being out of order in the men's bathroom. I can't imagine what they are like when this place has 100 sites occupied. I saw no recycling. The staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful. For anyone interested, the park is for sale.

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We have stayed here many times in the last 10 years. See my 8/15 review for a description of the facilities and amenities. II see that several recent reviewers really slammed this park. The only thing that I really don NOT agree with is the complaint about the walk to downtown Deadwood. While US 85 does not have adequate space to walk on the east side of the road, the west side of the road has sidewalks. All you have to do is cross the road! Even better, cross 85 at the entrance road up to the RV park and you can take the less than 1 mile of smoothly graveled or later asphalt section of the MIckelson Trail into town. As an older couple (we are almost 150 between us) we have walked to and from downtown dozens of times. Since the park was not very full during our stay (maybe 25 other RVs), the bathrooms and showers were always clean. Also, the WIFI worked fine for out entire stay. I still don't care for the despotic way the owner runs this place. When reserving our spot and during check in, we requested a roof satellite spot. We got to our assigned spot to find the branch of a tree over much of our roof. After half an hour of trying several different positions, we had to go back to the office and get another spot. The owner acted like we did not know what we were doing but, grudgingly, let us move to a more open site. I got reception immediately at the new site. Like many people at this site, this guy insists he is right just because he is the boss. The pool furniture is still pathetic. 6 of 7 chaise lounge chairs were broken in one way or another. Several had been bolted/screwed into the horizontal position because the arms to hold up the back section of the chair were broken. Many customers (especially motorcyclists and hot rod types (classic cars are going to be here this coming weekend)) still drive too fast and recklessly. The owner still does NOTHING! There is just one large dumpster in the middle of the park and NO recycling.

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We seem to be getting in the habit of staying at another park on the way west and here on the way back east. See my 8/15 review for a fuller description of the park facilities and amenities. Our site was a fairly level, gravel, FHU site with cable TV. We were lucky to get one of the few satellite friendly sites. The WI-FI worked OK for our minimal (e-mail and surfing) needs until dark. It then slowed down as more people got on the system. The bathroom, shower, and laundry were clean and adequate for this size park. There is recycling for the usual (plastic, glass, aluminum) materials. The staff seemed friendlier than last year. The price is the big negative for this park.

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This has been a must stop RV park for us for 10 years now. Our first time here was before the current owners and during every stop since then we have seen constant improvements. This is a small park and the owners are very "hands on" and it shows. I don't know what else they can do to improve this park. As usual, we had a pull-through, full hookup site on a cement pad with a cement patio and wrought iron furniture. All sites have 60+ channel cable TV. They give you a remote, you set your TV to cable and channel 3, and scan for the channels. Because the park has lots of fairly mature trees, there may be only a couple sites that are satellite friendly. The free Wi-Fi is for e-mail and surfing only. For anything that demands more bandwidth, you can pay for the advanced service. Of the 33 "regular" RV sites, about 10 are pull-through and the rest are back-in or pull-in. There are also 7 long term sites, 9 tent sites, and 3 cabins at the north end of the park. Finally, there are a few deluxe cabins - two behind the office and one at the south end of the park. There is a nice size, heated pool, a playground, a fenced pet area, etc. The building contains the office, a store, older, but very clean men's and women's bathrooms and showers, and an 8 machine ($2 per) laundry. They used to have a small cafe but always had trouble keeping it staffed (very small available work pool here). They still fix and cook 18" pizzas. I saw recycling cans for at least plastic, glass, and aluminum. Because they are a bit older than me, I wonder how much longer these two wonderful people will be able to keep this great park going.

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If I had not been here before, I would have felt very misled by some of the recent reviews. I guess the problem is that this site asks reviewers to describe their specific site. Since most parks have a variety of sites, only describing their site can be very misleading. If you have a site in the new section, you will have a long pull through with well located utilities, and an open sky for satellite reception. The majority of sites, however, are in the older section and are mostly back in, very tight, and heavily treed. The bath and laundry facilities are OK. I did not use the cable and the WIFI was off and on during our stay. I saw no recycling. For me, the open sites rate a 7, but the older sites only rate a 5.

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This is the 5th different RV park we have used in West Yellowstone over the decades. We had a FHU, pull through site. There are 3 rows of 5 pull though sites each with 10 back in sites at the far end of the park. The park roads are worn down gravel and the RV site pads are that large stone, hard to walk on, gravel. All sites are FHU. The sites utilities are modern and well placed with the sewer encased in cement and basically at ground level. There is a plastic deck a picnic table. As mentioned by others, there is no fire pit by local ordinance. Site length and width are decent. There is no cable TV but all the PT sites are satellite friendly. I am not sure about the back in sites. The small building at the park entrance contains, the small, through the window office, a modern laundry with 4 of each machine, and bathrooms and shower facilities adequate for this small park. There are no recreational facilities in the park. The WIFI worked well - even after dark - for us. I saw no sign of any recycling.