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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
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Laughlin / Avi Casino KOA, Laughlin, Nevada

Date of Stay: January, 2008 - $38.00
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Park is normally not this high priced, but we were here over New Years, thus the premium. I would have rated higher but had a less than positive experience with Manager which set the tone for my stay. We booked on the KOA site and confirmed a pull through. When arriving, she did not want to give us the pull though site. I explained that we would have a very hard time getting in the assigned site, and she told me to let my husband drive it in. (she saw me get out of the rig and knew I was the driver). I explained I was not taking the back in when I reserved the pull through( especially since thre were MANY pull thrus open), and that I would just go park in the dry lot. (FREE). When I finally set up in my pull thru, I realized that she was probably saving them for larger motorhomes as we were the only TT in the row. Those sites remained open my entire 3 night stay. Side by side hookups were not a problem as there was plenty of room. Excellent cable service, but the free wi=fi was unusable. We lost water for about 30 minutes one day when someone broke off their faucet and they had to turn off all water to do repair. KOA site states there is a shuttle to casino, and while there is, you have to go to office and use a courtesy phone to request the pick-up. I thought it would be similar to the service at the Paragon where the shuttle constantly circled the resort and you just had to walk to the end of your row. All in all, if I did not deal with the sexist attitude at check-in, it would have been perfectly fine. Just another note: there is a Rock show going on in the campground which is taking over a good portion of the park until the end of January 08. It was nice to wander around the show, but if you're not in to that type of thing, you many find this a less than positve feature. We camped at Laughlin / Avi Casino KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
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Trailer Village (Concessionnaire Operated), Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $28.00
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This is the full-hookup campground inside Grand Canyon national park. Stayed for 2 nights over thanksgiving and cannot say enough about the convenience of being inside park. Shuttle stop right at campground entrance will take you anywhere you could need to be. Shuttle runs from before sunrise to well after sunset. If you're visiting during a holiday or in summer where traffic and parking is horrific, you'll truly appreciate shuttle. No lighting at sites so view of night sky and stars is AWESOME. No light pollution at all. Our site was an end site, and surprisingly quite level. There is a grill and picnic table at each site. Good selection of cable but no wifi. If you really need to check e-mail, head outside the fark a few miles to Tusayan wher e there is a internet cafe. I found this to be a perfect blend of natural rustic campground, but with services that we've come to depend on. I will mention that showers are NOT in this campground, but rather at Camper Services in Mather (no hookup) Campground. There are restrooms at Trailer Village. the general store, cafe, post office complex was a easy walk, as was the rim behind park headquartes. Another easy walk (about .5 mile) is the expansive visitors center and the mather viewpoint. Again, if walking is not your thing, hop on that shuttle. This campground fills up and reservations are through the xanterra concessionaire. Reservations are accepted a year in advance so if you have your heart set on a date (espeically in summer), make you reservations WELL in advance. We will definitely stay here again! We camped at Trailer Village (Concessionnaire Operated) in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
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Van Horn RV Park (formerly Van Horn KOA), Van Horn, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $27.00
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Stayed here for a quick one night stop during cross-country trip. site was gravel surrounded by grass and was quite level, and long enough to stay hitched with 28' TT. Had an end pull-through which had a wonderful mountain view to the east. Far enough off I-10 that there was no road noise. Facilities at this exit to gas up, etc. Very small pool which we did not use, and mini-golf holes and playground. Office/store is open in morning, closed mid-day and re-opens from 3-7 pm. Check-in was friendly and efficient. would not hesitate to stay again if in the area. We camped at Van Horn RV Park (formerly Van Horn KOA) in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
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Paragon Casino Resort RV Park, Marksville, Louisiana

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $12.00
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Spaces are pull through, wide, concrete and level. The sites are Surrounded by grass, so it has a very open and spacious look about it. Large patio area with concrete picnic table. We stayed Sun thru Friday and did not experience anything in the way of rowdy crowds in the cabins. I can, however, see how that would present a problem as the cabins and chalets surround the RV slips. Trash is collected at each site and park is well-maintained. Pool is large and kept clean. There is a charge (3.00 daily) for the wi fi but it was fast and worked. Shuttle to casino runs 24 hrs and picks up drops off at your site. Super Wal-Mart is about 1 mile south of resort on LA-1 for supplies. We had a terrific pizza buffet at a restaurant behind LJ's casino about 3 miles south of Paragon also on LA-1. That place also serves Mexican in addition to the pizza. Lots of locals there which normally means great food! We would not hesitate to stay here again if in the area. We camped at Paragon Casino Resort RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
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North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch), Burleson, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $28.00
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Park is very nicely landscaped and staff is attentive and friendly. Site was long enough not to have to un-hitch, but it was quite narrow. Neighbors awning hung over near our site. Level gravel surrounded by grass. Showers/restrooms very spacious and clean. Only about 20 channels of cable and no ESPN (DH was going through sports withdrawal!). Wifi free and worked just fine. Family pool was closed while we were there so other pool was a bit crowded. Nice rec rooms. Would have rated higher except for the narrow sites, some road noise and limited tv choices. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
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Shreveport / Bossier City KOA (formerly Tall Pines RV Park), Shreveport, Louisiana

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $36.00
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Park is organized and hosts were very accommodating. I did not rate it higher as our site was grassy, and since it was a VERY rainy day, was completely flooded. We tried 3 sites before finally taking this one, and still thought we might float away :-). There was a pool and spa. Site was very wide and park is easy to get in and out of. A lot of road noise if you are situated near the entrance. Probably would stay again if I needed an overnight stop in the area as it was clean and might well be best choice in the area. We camped at Shreveport / Bossier City KOA (formerly Tall Pines RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
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Whip In RV Park, Big Spring, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $18.00
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Owners have been the most helpful and attentive that we have encountered in any park. bar none. As mentioned by other reviewers, this is not the prettiest campground, but nicely laid out and extremely well run. Rate reflects good sam discount. Extensive line-up of cable channels and wi-fi that is free and WORKED!. Right on the I-20 service road so you will have some road noise, but we did not find it bothersome and it certainly did not keep us awake. Site was gravel surrounded by grass and was level with easy pull-thru access. These are the first campground showers that my husband found clean enough to use. They were well appointed and spotless. The only reason that I did not give it a 10 was the lack of pool and rec. facilities, but for an overnight stay was perfect. I would certainly recommend to others and would stay again if in the area. We camped at Whip In RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
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Distant Drums RV Resort, Camp Verde, Arizona

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $39.00
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This is an immaculate park with terrific mountain and Verde Valley views with easy I-17 access. Staff was very accommodating and they take great care in keeping up the park. The only reason I did not give it a 10 is that I found the sites may be just a tiny bit hard to get in to. Otherwise: absolutely no complaints. We had an end pull-through so no maneuvering problems, but I can see if someone has a middle of the row site, and a large rig, it may take a few shots at getting situated. There are only 10 pull throughs in the entire park so if this is vital to you, I would recommend reserving as far in advance as possible or calling before heading out. Pool is a nice size and was super clean as was the spa. We were the only ones in it on both days. It is very close to Cliff Castle casino, (just on the other side of 17) and there are many other fast food and retail establishments just one exit south on 17 (about 3 miles). An easy drive to Cottonwood, National Monument sites and, of course, Sedona!. The back-in spaces on the perimeter of the park (the most southern and western spaces) will give the best views. They do ask that you walk your pets outside the perimeter of the park, but most folks, at night especially, used the grassy areas within the park and were very good at picking up after their pets. Trash is collected at your site daily. Cable and Wi-Fi is free, but the Wi-Fi signal at our site was fair at best. There are also phone hookups. There is also a PC in the office/country store. Would certainly stay again while traveling through the Verde Valley. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
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Tucson / Lazydays KOA, Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $22.00
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I previously reviewed this park in Feb., and we were back for another 2 night stay in early June. Park was nearly empty this trip, and the on site restaurant is closed for the summer. That said, it is still a terrific park and we enjoyed the solitude. Only two other spaces were occupied on our row the first night. More guests arrived our second night. Pool never got very crowded even though the second pool was closed for maintenance during our stay. Had to do some laundry this trip and room was clean and well stocked. Sites are gravel with concrete patio and wrought iron furniture. We are due to return over Labor Day weekend. A nice, reliable place to stay while in the Tucson area. Rate reflects the off season rates with Good Sam discount. We camped at Tucson / Lazydays KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
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Black Canyon Ranch RV Resort (formerly Bradshaw Mountain RV Resort), Black Canyon City, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $35.00
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Park is family run, and well maintained. Office was closed when we arrived, but self-check in was very simple. No highway noise at all and several stores within walking distance. A lot of long term residents, but everyone was very friendly to us. It is not age-restricted, but i did not see any children while we were there. Pull through site was gravel, quite level, and easy to hook up. Good selection of cable channels and wifi was very reliable at the site. Pool is open until 10 pm, but there are limited "childrens swim" hours. Not sure if it enforced, but it is mentioned in the rules so if you're arriving with kids, you may wish to consider this. A relaxing, friendly, and more-than-adequate place to stop along the road, but if you're looking for a week-long vacation place, this may not be suitable. We camped at Black Canyon Ranch RV Resort (formerly Bradshaw Mountain RV Resort) in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Chula Vista RV Resort, Chula Vista, California

Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $55.00
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Park is very clean and well maintained. Trash cans were emptied several times a day and staff was always driving around to make sure all was in order. Key deposit required for access to gated facilities and the entrance to Bayview park. Lovely view from the park of San Diego bay and the Coronado Bridge. That is where we walked our dog as she was not really fond of the enclosed, sandy pet stops! They have planned activities, although the Wed night happy hour was cancelled while we were there. Concrete pad was mostly level, although it did rain very heavily during our stay and site had alot of pooled water. Site has a redwood picnic table. While close to 1-5, we were not bothered by highway noise. We could hear lots of helicopter traffic from the military base, but it did not go on all night so was not terribly bothersome. Staff is very helpful, and we really tested their helpfulness as our sewer hose broke while dumping. I'll spare you the remaining details. Maintenance was quickly on the scene and left us their extra long garden hose to clean up our affected items. They told us to just let them know when the spot was vacant and they would do the "dirty work." We were mortified, but they were very patient and understanding. Wish I could say the same for our neighbors. Most of whom just walked by and glared. Had we not caused the scene we did, I would certainly return, especially with the buy two nights get third one free promotion. (Coupon in Trailer Life for Sunday through Thursday stays.) We camped at Chula Vista RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Tucson / Lazydays KOA, Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: February, 2007 - $33.00
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Park was very clean and well run with lots of facilities (two pools, fitness center, etc). Sites are gravel/stone with concrete patio with table. Separate paved spot for tow vehicle. Resort was having trouble with WIFI while we were there, but we were able to connect on occasion, although with a very low signal. About 18 channels of cable TV, two water hookups. Could not use our water pressure regulator as we could not get any water with it on. Removed regulator, turned water on very slightly, then we were fine. No problem with highway noise even though located very close to I-10, although train noise could be bothersome if you are a light sleeper. All in all, would stay again when heading down to Tucson. We camped at Tucson / Lazydays KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Dockweiler RV Park, Playa del Rey, California

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $28.00
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Views are wonderful as park is right on the ocean. There is a bike/running path along the beach as well and on a clear day, you can see right up to the Santa Monica Pier. Noise is certainly a factor if you are a light sleeper, but it is really neat to watch the planes taking off from LAX. Some have complained about smells from the water-treatment plant right down the road but we did not notice that at all. it probaby is a wind-directional thing! Not a lot of frills, but you truly can't beat the view and proximitity to the ocean. Charcoal grill at the site and fire rings on the beach. Don't get to this area all that often but would probably stay again. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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