Jerry S

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I think it has been 9 years since we last stayed here. After finding our first two choices for Memorial Day Weekend full, we stayed here. The park was fairly full with lots of families and groups here for the holiday. There is a separate extended stay section on the west side of the park with about 50 sites. Most of those were occupied. There are also 22 cabins, about half a dozen tent sites, and 16 side by side sites west of the lake. The main section has about 80 sites with most of those being FHU. There is a variety of combinations of 50 or 30 amp. back-in or pull-through, cable TV (60+ channels) or not. If you want more that local over the air TV, cable TV is almost a must as only a handful of sites appear to be even close to being satellite friendly (lots of trees). We had a lot of trouble with their 802.11 system. We could not connect initially and, almost every time we were able to connect, we lost the connection within an hour. I think the main problem is that now everygovy has an electronic devise. It used to be every site might have a computer - now, on a busy weekend with lots of families, every site has 4, 5, 6 devices being used. I walked one site where 3 kids were all siting there on there own devices. That bathroom facilities (in the main building and a large bath/laundry building on the east end of the park) are not adequate for a park this size. There was a van full of a dozen young, coed adults from the U.K. tent camping by the bath laundry and they dominated those bathrooms for over an hour in the evening and again in the early morning. We had a level, cement pad and patio, FHU, pull through site near that bathhouse. Most of the cement pads are surrounded by gravel - with all the trees, grass is not possibility. Most people will be bothered by traffic noise from I-10, the occasional train, the size of the sites (most are narrow and many are not long enough for RV and toad), and all the kids during the season.

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I must repeat that only about 100 of the 206 listed sites are for RVs. The rest are cabins and chalets. Most of the RV sites are large pull-through sites. Unfortunately, most sites are not level, due mainly to a front or rear slope that is exacerbated by the location of the sewer in the front half of the site. You have to pull so far forward that you are off the middle part of the cement pad that is level. Cable TV is 60+ channels and most sites are satellite friendly. The Internet was "iffy" on a fairly crowded weekend with lots of families and kids. We would lose the connection several times every hour or two. The park's amenities (pool, playground, fishing pond, various sports courts, etc.) are very good, but the way management and security lets their customers get away with dangerous behavior (I was run off sidewalks several times by golf carts is just one example) really lowers my rating. The bathrooms and showers were filthy but the laundry is cheap. The weekend rate is also a big negative. As with most area RV parks, there is no recycling.

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I was not as impressed with this park as most people have been. The roads and sites are paved/cement and most sites are pull-through of a decent size. The park was fairly full with mostly extended stay customers - many of them appeared (lots of pick up trucks with company logos) to be staying here because they are working in the area. We were in a level, concrete, pull-through site. The cable TV was about 40 channels and the Internet was OK for us in the RV. There are few trees, so most sites appear to be open enough for good satellite TV reception. On the surface, the park is quite nice: 2 pools (family and adult), a playground, a large fishing pond, 2 bathhouses and laundries, a meeting house, extra parking for vehicles and boats, and a small gym with exercise machines. Unfortunately, both pools are small and the adult pool is one of those "cutely" shaped pools in which you can't even swim 10' in straight line. I was able to enjoy the family pool since I was the only one there initially and I could actually swim 20'. The men's section of the bathhouse nearest us was under repair. The only thing usable were the stalls. The only urinal was off the wall and all the shower heads from the 3 showers stalls were removed. All this debris was lying in front of the only sink. There was no mention of this situation when we checked in. I saw no restaurants or good stores (Dollar General doesn't count) within easy walking distance of the park.

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This park has full hookup sites that are mostly pull-through. The back 2/3 of the park appears to be extended stay with the front section for transients and travelers. The cable TV has 70 channels and the Internet worked fine for us. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. The laundry and bathrooms are barely adequate for a park this size. The nightly fee is way too high.

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The RV sites are the best aspect of this RV park. They are FHU, mostly pull-through, with long cement pads and patios. with grass between the fairly wide sites. The cable TV is almost 70 channels. The pool is located in a courtyard in the center of the hotel and is at least 300 yards from the RV park. As others have noted, check in is at the hotel. You can call the hotel from a phone in the RV park, but we usually simply go to the hotel desk first. One of the 4 machines in the laundry was out of order and the washer do not have hot water. One of the 3 men's bathrooms was out of order and the other 2 were dirty and semi-flooded by shower runoff. The lack of internet service in the RV park is probably the biggest drawback to this park.

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This park has mediocre facilities (FHU, limited cable, OK internet), but inadequate bathrooms/showers (poorly maintained). The sites are mostly back-ins and are not very level. They are fairly tight when the park is anywhere near full. The park is mostly asphalt and cement with a little grass and a few trees. So most sites are satellite friendly. There is nothing recreational in the park and it is a long walk to the hotel's indoor pool. For me, the biggest negative is the check in at the hotel. You will be lucky to park your rig within 200 yards of the hotel entrance. As with most parks in this area, there is no recycling.

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See my 9/14 review for a detailed description of the park and its' facilities/amenities. They have resolved the cable TV issue and now have basic cable with about 30 channels. As requested by admin, I will try to repeat some of the things I said in my 9/14 review: Sites are FHU, mostly pull-through, with cable TV and decent internet. There is nothing recreational in the park. The bathrooms and laundry are inadequate for a park this size. The staff is friendly.

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The sites in this RV park are the only positive for this park. About 1/3 of the sites are pull-through and the rest are back-ins. The sites are an adequate size with "grass" between the sites. That is it for the good. The sites have W&E hookups but no sewer or cable connections. There is no internet available in the park. Most sites appear to be satellite friendly. The bathrooms, showers and laundry were filthy (maintenance cutbacks) and having to check in at the hotel (to save money by not staffing the RV park office) is a hassle. There is a dump behind the hotel but you make have to wait in line if anyone else is leaving when you do. The price is ridiculous for a park with only W&E, dirty facilities, and no other amenities. Not worth the stop unless you want to be near the casino.

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See my 9/13 review for a description of this park and its' facilities. As usual, we had a FHU site with cable and at site internet that worked fine for us. The main thing that has changed since my last visit (10/14) is that they have resolved the cable issue. They now have basic cable with about 20 channels. The onsite managers are friendly and helpful.

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We finally stayed here after bypassing this park 30+ times over the years during our annual May and October trips to and from the Gulf Coast. I just don't understand the high ratings for this place. I'd like to say we had a FHU site but the utility placement left us unable to use the sewer. The sewer was at the entrance of fairly long, level, gravel site and almost 20' off the RV pad. We would have need over 30' of sewer hose to reach it. I saw numerous RVs using at least 30' of sewer hose or not hooking up to the too far away sewer at all. In order to get satellite TV (only a few sites are SaTV friendly) reception we had to park fairly far forward in the site which meant we had to use every inch of our 25' cord to reach the electric and a 25' water hose to reach the spigot. There is no cable TV. Some sites have the utilities positioned OK, but to many do not. Their 802.11 network was very slow at times dropped on a few occasions. Since this park has a number of extended stay customers, the 2 machine laundry is inadequate. The bathrooms (2 showers, 2 stalls, and 2 sink for each gender) were adequate for a small park. The playground equipment was OK and their lake (a man made pond) is nice. The fellow who checked us in was very friendly, there are no park handouts - just the receipt. I saw no sign of any recycling. This is a decent park, but certainly not a 9 or 10.

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It has probably been 15 years since we last stayed here - well before it was a KOA. We stayed here one weeknight at the end of October. We had a level, gravel, FHU pull-through site with OK but limited (24 channel) cable TV. Because this is an older park with lots of mature trees, very few site are satellite TV friendly. Their 802.11 network was good for our needs. There were a number of extended stay customers but the park was less than half full the night we were here. The pool was closed for the season but there is play equipment for kids. The final pancake breakfast of the season was on the morning we left. Due to some recent rains, there were some large puddles on some of the interior roadways. One staffer was filling these puddles with gravel while we were there. I do remember that this park used to have severe flooding problems years ago. The bathrooms and laundry were older but adequate. The staff I spoke to were friendly. $50 is way to much too pay in the off season.

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We stayed here twice on this trip (early October and then late in the month) for a total of 10 days. That is a typical May or October stay here for us. The rate I show includes some free nights, 5 days Passport America, and some weekend days. The park is resort quality: long cement, pull-through sites, full hookups, 60 channel cable TV, and a Wi-Fi network that has always been reliable. A nice pool, golf course nearby, playground equipment, and the casino. Recent cool (<50F nights) made using the pool a chilly challenge since they don't heat it this late in the season. Surprisingly, the park did not even come close to being filled (as used to happen) for their usual Saturday LSU football games get-togethers by the locals. What negates the positives about this park is the slack security when it comes to how fast people drive in the RV park. I complain every stay, but it evidently falls on deaf ears. Rather than punish these speeders and risk losing them as customers, the resort does nothing. Twice during this stay, I was almost hit by employees while walking to the lodge from my site. I know they were employees because, after they passed me, they pulled into the employee only parking area behind the RV lodge. Rather than confront the idiots in the lodge (and possibly lose my cool), I settled for filing a complaint on the resort's comment cards. Somebody is going to get killed in this park by one of these self centered idiots. Great facilities and amenities, dangerous situation.

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My review of last October describes the park's facilities and amenities. A recent review said that this is a "typical" casino RV park. It may be a typical casino Resort campground, but hardly typical of casino RV park in general. I have been to many with just electrical outlets in a section of the casino's parking lot. With its' FHU, large, paved sites, pool, cable TV, Wi-Fi, individual bathrooms, nice laundry, etc., this park is at the high end of casino RV parks. The high quality of the park almost makes the high price acceptable. Also, the casino is not that far away. Unless you have health issues, the casino is only a 10 minute (about 500 yards) walk from the RV park. Unfortunately, it was too cool to use pool. I would certainly stay here again as long as it was along my travel path.

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See my previous (5/14) review for a description of the park facilities. We stayed here twice on this trip going to and coming back from Texas. Rate is based on getting first day (a Saturday) free and the later 2 at the weekday rate. We were able to get our preferred site (more level than most sites and able to use just our 15' sewer hose) on the first day but had a bad site (still not level even because we had to pull too far forward so that our backup 20' sewer hose would reach the too far forward sewer connection) on the 2 day stay later. Although the park was relatively empty during our two day stay, their Wi-Fi network was unusually slow and dropped several times during our stay. Strange, since we had no problems 10 days earlier on a very crowded Saturday. Still a good park with some flaws.

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We stayed here 2 Sundays in a row in Mid-October on our way to and from Ft. Hood, TX. We had a level, cement, FHU site. In reference to a previous reviewer complaint concerning their cable system requiring folks with old TVs to use a cable box, this is a cable provider issue, not a RV park issue. At least here, we were able to use their system without the box since both our TVs are digital. We have been to dozens of parks this year where you had to use the box or not get cable at all no matter what kind of TVs you had. This is a very good park with roomy sites, great views and sunsets, nice pool area by the lake shore, a boat ramp and marina, a restaurant, and a playground, etc. Unfortunately, their 802.11 network is Tengo - a big negative. Except for aluminum cans, there is no recycling. We had no problem with fire ants and I can walk 100 feet or yards to put my garbage in a dumpster. The laundry is only 3 of each machine (definitely inadequate for this park) and one washer was broken. The individual bathrooms are in three locations throughout the park. This is a weekend getaway for locals so the summer season and most weekends are crowded. The staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful.