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This is my second stop here - first time was Summer 2012. Both times just passing through. Both times really liked this place. Owner/staff very friendly - escorted on foot to site and it was nice being warned about the water pressure. Though I just hooked to the electric and passed on water and sewer (both times), this time I used the bath/shower. I inadvertently used the ADA room which was very spacious and comfortable, though there were no grab bars near the toilet. I was glad they were there in the shower as the soft water and soapy feet make it tricky for bare feet on the tile shower floor. This is a little gem tucked away almost out of sight of the highway, but well worth stopping even with the limited amenities.

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This is a nice park, really pleasing to see. Kudos to fellow Workamper s & KOA workers. Though I was doing a mad dash, cross country run and stayed just the one night: never even unhooked the truck and camper. I saw a prior review that mentioned sore repair of storm damage (?) and I think I must have been given one of the newer/repairs site. Nice level crushed stone site: possibly dedicated to the very short stay over. I could see the area where sites were more landscaped and "prettier," but like I said, I was here just to relax and sleep. The staff was very friendly and host offered to help with the set-up, until he realized I was done once I pulled in. A great looking place, and I hope to stay again when I have more time.

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AGREE with the signage warning: it IS right off the interstate and the c/g sign is part of a smallish sign that points more to a parking lot than to any specific facility. Then you will drive around the perimeter of that parking lot to get to the c/g. The c/g itself is on a hill overlooking a major parking lot that mist be used for football season. I am not sure I agree with the "big rig" friendliness. Though the sites are a mix of pull through and back in, several of the corners were tight for my truck and 35' fiver. It was more "off season" and the office was closed when I arrived, but the registration process went well and I chose the upper most site which allowed me a quick get-a-way in the morning. CATV and WiFi worked well. The manager's wife brought me my receipt and WiFi code shortly after I had finished my limited set up. (I left truck and trailer connected.) All in all a good place for a overnighter on the road, or maybe a weekend for a game.

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Over all a nice place - Yes is is/was a mobile home park that is using blank sites for RVs and perimeter sites for RVs as well. The roads were narrow ans I was lucky to be at an intersection so I could maneuver my 35' fiver in to the site w/ ease. Manager & wife are great people and very friendly. The maintain man was there in an instant and trimmed a tree in no time, to keep it off the side & top of the camper. Hard to estimate the ratio of RVs to Mobile homes but there were quite a few RVs that looked to be setting down roots and soon to become a part of the place as well as the mobile homes (though mobile is hardly the term I'd use to describe them. Traffic noise to be expected being right off a 4+ lane main drag through town (an EMS - Fire station was in the nearby area). Very easy to reach the interstate, as well as cycle into the downtown and see the Edison/Ford estates for a good afternoon. Might use this again - will keep in mind - maybe to try for a work camper position one year. Though no WI-FI, my Verizon air card worked well. Cable TV was a service you have to arrange - not worth it for just a week.

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This is a great park - very well appointed and tended. Am unsure of the actual age (neighbors said they had been coming "for years") but it looked very new. Some major work had been completed during the past summer which might contribute to the "new" look. The Wi-Fi was good but would drop off sometimes and each time it came back required you to sign back in (agreeing to the policies) which could be frustrating in the midst of surfing or viewing something online. The staff (and my neighbors) were very friendly and helpful. The BIGGEST drawback is the distance from the main roads. Snake (or Government) road was a bit bouncy and therefore rough on the interior of the camper - just allow 40 min to drive before you get to Alligator Alley - then another 35 miles to get to the western edge of Ft Laud. Still a GREAT place to "get away" to and still not be roughing it or dry camping.

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This is a very nice park. The staff were very helpful and made light of booking people in though the campground wasn't "officially" opened for the year - so rate reflects the "non-seasonal" fee. Despite the area being a little soggy (a week of rain) I felt it deserved the high rating I gave it. The CATV was a little iffy but the staff stated a service call was expected the next day(s). There was plenty open places or clear views for my Sat TV to work. The WIFI was really great (free too). The place was laid out very well and the stream (river) "noise" was a perfect sound barrier to cover the traffic noise from the nearby road. They were looking for work campers at the time I was there, but was enroute to a position elsewhere. I will use this place again and suggest you should too.

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Have used and rated this park before. Will continue to use it as is very convenient when I need to be in town. Each time the place seems a little more tired and in need of more TLC. The WiFi is just a hotspot at the office area: though my VZ air card worked fine. I was here for 3 months so was put in the "back 40" where the long-termers were. Very "rustic" to put it politely, and again in need of a higher level of TLC (call it work). Staff has been and was very friendly and helpful. I can't blame them for the weather (stuck here over the winter and couldn't flee to the south). Haven't stayed at this place during the full growing season, so not quite sure how pretty it might be in summer. Dirt/gravel roads need work and brush clearing would help. Like I said TLC/WORK. Still a nice place and was here when I needed it. Rate reflects monthly rate of $350 plus electricity (about 125 a month and propane), which might have been high trying to keep warm.

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This is a great place, though far enough from the city to have very limited to poor cell phone and air card access (frustrating these days). At my first site the sewer had a problem, and I was allowed to move to a much better site. It is a very nice municipal park w/ith lots of amenities. The price noted is the daily rate. I chose the place based on the price listed on line ($200 a month) but was charged $300 (as explained to me "you must have looked at an old web site".) Still a good price. After a week I'd had enough of the communication difficulty so decided to leave and my charges were changed to the daily rate (balance to be mailed to me (on approval of the city management offices). Would have loved to stay if the signal had been stronger. Still that is the only fault I could find.

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Actually a great little place: very conveniently located right off the interstate. I jumped on getting a pull through (they won't take a reservation for them), and got the best of the four. However mine was at the lowest corner and was very wet (though it had pounded down rain just before I got here.) The standing water went away quickly, though I had to do some of the setting up in the rain. The trees in the pull through area could use a trim (rattled the roof when I drove through one to get to mine.) A few of the other sites seemed small and the small site next to mine was blocked by my truck, so I parked in the adjacent restaurant's lot (very close to my site, so no problem.) CATV was great as well as my SAT and VZ access. Wi-Fi got a little iffy once or twice so I switched to my air card. Again my site was the best of the 4 pull throughs. One or two of the back ins might have been better: though they were taken when I arrived. I was here for a week and would stay again. The minor flooding and the trees are the only problems. My site was a gravel road and surprisingly level (glad I didn't have to fool with that in the rain) and very open on the "door" side and plenty room for my slides. Will keep this one in mind should I need it again.

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This is a very nicely appointed place. Seems to be in three stages. The newest is wide open: concrete pads w/ paved roads, this is where I was placed. The second area is very well wooded and where the pull through's might be (few to none in the new area). The third area is a very well guarded and meant to be a private seasonal area. Although my site wasn't pull through, I was able to do so by cutting through an adjacent site, (otherwise it would have been difficult w/ the other vehicles in the road). That aside, this is a good place. CATV was very good (also my SAT worked well), my Verizon phone and phone card did NOT work so went without for the two days. That would be the ONLY reason for me to skip this place. It was really beautiful down by the river, and the staff was very helpful. Sure wish my VZ worked.

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Oh yes! The staff (owners?) were very frendly and helpful indeed. This place is an older campground filled with mostly long-term residents. Very many of them with attachments (more like roots) indicating YEARS of being here. This place is more sow's ear than silk purse. I was placed in a refurbished area (on one of the very FEW pull through sites) and so had 50 amp service. Allowing for mountains and distance from the city I had almost NO Verizion cell service: but was able to use the WiFi. There were several "choke points" (including the main entrance) for larger rigs and a place or two, too tight for much more than a pop-up. I fouled some overhead phone lines while exiting and driving through one of those choke points. The place is somewhat poorly laid out as it seems to have grown in stages over the years. There are too many other places in the area to claim use just for convienence, but in line w/ the general "pricyness" of the area and time of year. Not really sure I would return or suggest others stay.

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This is a southern refuge for many. Easily over half of the sites are full timers who have added on to their campers to the extent it is hard to recognize them as campers. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. My site was indeed a pull through with a nice sized concrete patio. Full hook up: I had to arrange w/ the local CATV for service (was there for 3+ months, note daily rate is based on 1st month at winter rate and 2 months at summer rate averaged). This was a very quiet place and they had several community events: holiday dinners and parade(s). Even working nights I was able to rest during the day w/o any problems. (I might have been the noisy neighbor, with my odd hours.) I chose this place as it was very close to where I worked but would keep it in mind for a much shorter stay: though I doubt I'd be placed in the same site (be given one of the dedicated overnight sites). I can only imagine it is busier during the heart of the winter when all the residents return. All in all a very nice place which made for a nice stay.

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This is a very good park. This is also my repeat visit and review. This time I was in the long-term area. The staff was and is very helpful: again leading you into the site and staying with you until you are level and electrically hooked up. I was literally right next to the office so had access to the laundry w/o problem. Be advised it is cash and carry only no credit card: that might present a problem. My only complaint is with the site I was in, as well as the two next to me. This area had no grass. Each time it rained, the limestone sand splashed up and there were several washouts, gullies that were 3 - 4" deep: enough to turn an ankle. Perhaps they should close this area and seed or sod it. The layout of the long term area wasn't the nose to tail of the overnighter sites. More scattered, though there was an area where several were very close! I look forward to returning to this campground.

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A nice enough place, tough a little on the old side, Seemed to have several full time almost residents, the area for the short term use was strangely laid out. With nose to tail pull thru sites very close to each other. The trees were very close and caused concern for the slides or vents and AC unit on the roof. Rain was in torrential the day and night before so the roadway and sites were a little sloppy, but manageable. CATV, electrical and water hook-ups were fine. The sewer line was a partially buried 6" line that had several openings to allow my sewer hose to connect, though the flow was from mine thru the hook up for the adjacent site then toward the street to join the others (I guess). Still, there was no problem, just strange. I arrived early in the day and was met by a very helpful staff member (before official office hours) who showed me to several sites and allowed me to take my pick , set up and "sign in later". The interstate is very close (but not noisy) -just under construction so getting on the highway was a problem but no fault of the campground. All in all a nice enough place, maybe a little tired and could use a face lift. Valuable enough to use again next time I'm here.

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What a great campground. I found this when the place I wanted was full. I too was welcomed with open arms in spite of having no reservation. The staff/owner was extremely friendly and very helpful. The sites are all concrete pads w/ a patio and table. The place is very new and the trees are small, I'd imagine years from now there might be some nice shade. Yes the airport and plane traffic was noticeable, but not loud enough to wake me or disturb me while listening to radio or TV. Very easy in and out - my site was a "back in", though there were a few pull-through at the end each row. I hadn't specified a pull-through, and had no trouble backing in. The sites and roads are plenty wide. The shower was great (note the place is very new) and a hot tub which was a delight for a long soak after a shower. I was close enough to the intended destination (Graceland) I'd be more than willing to stay at this park again. Very easy to get to and well worth the trip.