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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Washington State Park, De Soto, Missouri

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Camped 2 nights in a 22' Class C, no toad. Site #11 was back-in, partially shaded, and has electric-only hookups: 15A & 30A, tested good. Did not require any blocks to level up, and to the side has a pea-gravel patio with picnic bench, fire ring, and lantern post. Site backs up to the "blue" Possum Track 2.5 mile hiking trail. Strong AT&T service with 3g. The "electric" site loop is small, but has generous spacing between sites, most partially shaded. Some are pull-through, some back-in. The MO state park reservation system can tell you what's what and has a picture of each site, with the slope (if any). There is a pit toilet at the head of the loop, and further up is flush-toilet facility, further up from that is a flush toilet / shower / laundry facility shared with the primitive camping loop. The dump station is a bit peculiar to get to, where you have to cut a U-turn to get into the dump area. Long trailer/truck combos may have to give some thought to your approach. Campground host sells ice and fire wood, and they do a fund-raising biscuits & gravy breakfast on Sunday. Dumpsters and recycling at the exit, near the dump station. NOTE: that MO Route 104 loops through the park off MO Highway 21.. the "SOUTHERN" (west as you look at a map) is the designated RV Entrance. We drove through fine in our smaller Class C, but anyone in a big A or 30'+ truck/trailer combo will definitely want to use that "southern" entrance to the park. We camped at Washington State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

This park is a great example of how we've mistreated the great works of the CCC.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cuivre River State Park, Troy, Missouri

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Camped 2 nights in a 22' Class C without a toad. Site was very level fore-aft but required some blocks to level R/L. Water and sewer were fine. Oddly, there was no flush toilet / shower house near this loop, only pit toilets. WiFi was detected but never could get a usable connection all weekend. Like any Missouri state park, the campground is full big mature trees, however this park is different in that the areas in-between sites is nice manicured grass rather than forest turf. Our site was quite generous.. you could comfortably fit 4 VW Wesfalias in the site and still take up less space than a single giant 5th-wheel with slideouts, but such logical thinking is forbidden by Mo State Parks. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The 2 mile hiking trail from the camping loop is excellent!

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Spring Creek Campground, Montrose, Illinois

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Camped at this location 2 nights, 3rd weekend of June, in a 22' Class C, to have power for AC overnight while in Effingham for a car show. Arrived both nights quite late - 10:30-11PM. There is a newspaper box type container at the entrance with a map, so finding my site was not a problem. Backed in easily and was perfectly level without any fuss. It was pretty full, but very quiet. By daylight I could tell the park is nicely maintained. Owner came around on a quad bike to collect fees in the morning. CASH OR CHECK ONLY.. and luckily I had a check squirreled away. When leaving, the dump station is on the exit road at a downhill slope so, depending on your particular RV, not everything may drain. If there's WiFi, I never detected it at my site. Campground was perfect for a basic place to park and have power overnight. Will definitely stay here again. We camped at Spring Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

***CASH OR CHECK ONLY***

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Springfield / Route 66 KOA, Springfield, Missouri

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We RV'd at this KOA the 1st weekend of June, for 2 nights in a 22' Class C, with no toad. Arrived quite late Friday night - around 11-11:30PM. the office was closed of course, but much to my surprise there was still an attendant on duty to help get us into our site and situated. Site was gravel and level enough to not be worth fussing with, especially late at night. One of the nice things about this KOA is that nearly all of the sites have a concrete pad with real patio furniture on them (though ours still had an older wooden picnic table). Grounds and facilities were impeccable as usual, and the staff friendly and helpful. The pull-through sites are of the usual modern-day "rack n' stack" style, but the afore-mentioned patios, grassy areas and ample tree cover make them feel more spacious than they are. There is a train track right next to the property that goes by frequently, and fast, with a non-gated crossing - which means they have to blast the horn 3 long blasts right next to the grounds. Trains don't bother me, but YMMV. I've been staying at this KOA around the same weekend, off and on, for about 25 years. It's still one of my favorite private campgrounds to stay at. One of the things I like best about this location is that they still seem to draw a very diverse range of customers. There's the usual huge diesel pushers but you can also find smaller C's and B campers, even tenters still show up here. This was the 1st year I've stayed in a fully-equipped RV. I'm in town every year for a big vintage VW show, so I've always stayed in an old VW Westfalia before. If I HAD to quibble about something, it would be that their 3(!) dog runs are almost comically small compared to the available space here. (but otherwise they ARE very pet-friendly here) And, of course, the FLOODLIGHTS & streetlights! I felt sorry for the camper vans in sites 1-5. They must have felt like they were about to get abducted by aliens. We camped at Springfield / Route 66 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

The huge BassPro is worth a visit - and dog friendly! Get a Pineapple Whip in town! The old Steak n Shake at S National Ave & E St. Louis St has car-hop service on weekends.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Eureka Springs KOA, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Another interesting Arkansas KOA, laid out among the hillsides. Our spot was terraced into the hillside, with a wooden deck off to the side to expand the useful space. Another site was higher up right next to us.. with their deck a few feet from the driver's side windows of our motorhome. Not a problem, until it turned out that the residents of that site love their LED rope lights, which they had strung all around their deck platform.. and left on all night. Thankfully we learned early on that a sleep mask (along with ear plugs) are an RV park necessity. Our power was also shared with them, so we didn't have use of the 30A outlet. the KOA provided an adapter so we could plug into the 15A. Luckily this worked and we didn't trip the breaker, as that usually happens when we try to use the A/C and Micro at the same time. staff was efficient and helpful. the park was very busy and nearly full for the holiday weekend. Since our site didn't have sewer, we had to use the dump station near the exit and that was the only truly unpleasant part of our stay. a puddle of muddy poop-water greeted you right at the dump, and it's all angled a bit off so you have to "milk" the stinky slinky when done.. and probably what leads to the puddle action going on there. Looks like a yurt and new camping loop is under construction. We camped at Eureka Springs KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Hilly, twisty roads leading to this spot.. I don't know how you big 5th wheels and Class A's do it!

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA, Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

We'll just call this the "Mirror Universe KOA", since seemingly everything was backwards.. Propane service - wrong side; Dump station - wrong side; Water & electric at our site - wrong side. Typical for today's KOA - central area is the "rack'em and stack'em" big rig space, ringed by smaller back-in spots for us redheaded stepchildren in smaller B/C's and tents. As mentioned, our spots electric and water were on the wrong side. The spot was also just barely long enough for our 22' Class C. Backed right up to some kind of truck depot, but luckily it was a holiday weekend and they were shut down. On either side of us was a family with a vicious dog that barked at any movement on our site, and the other side a fussy newborn baby. The dog was left tied up outside all night, and the fussy baby camper left in the middle of the night. We enjoyed the dog run, and the "nature trails" area out the back pretty good. Didn't use their facilities at all so can't speak to that. Everything seemed well-kept from the outside. We camped at Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Take a day-trip to VanBuren AR!! Such a neat downtown, and train excursions from the old station.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Hot Springs National Park KOA, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Interesting KOA laid out over a hilly area outside of Hot Springs. Full to near capacity when we arrived, but received quick and efficient service checking in and being guided to our spot. Looks like a vintage Shasta club was meeting up while we were there. It was nice not being the only small B/C coach for once! Our spot was a back-in and all the services worked great.. even the WiFi! Park roads have obviously been widened and turns expanded to accommodate today's huge rigs.. seems like it would still be tight though. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

If you plan to hit the main drag, I'd recommend getting an Uber from the KOA or taking their shuttle if available. Parking and traffic can be an issue!

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Area's Finest Country View Campground, Ogallala, Nebraska

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Just a quick overnight stop on our way home from Yellowstone. Arrived well after dark after way too many hours & miles of driving in a day. We were up and out early the next morning. The campground offers many more amenities than we took advantage of. Huge pull-through sites.. one of those places where we feel very out of place in our 20' Class C surrounded by giant 40+ foot pushers and their toads. Owner/operators on site are very accommodating. Got us parked and set up level, even in the dark and drizzle. A very welcome courtesy at the end of a hard day. We camped at Area's Finest Country View Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

You're not hallucinating.. the water tower in town is lit up like a flying saucer at night.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Weston Bend State Park, Weston, Missouri

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed at Weston Bend with friends during a VW show weekend in the town of Weston. In previous years, we have been able to double-up on camping spots, with at least 2 small Volkswagen buses / Wesfalias per site. A much smaller footprint than even a modest trailer and tow vehicle. This year however, we were told that the previous rules of "2 camping units per site" had been modified to "2 camping units", *only 1 of which can be wheeled*" The campground host let it slide since this was a rule change not published on the MO state parks site, but left it for a park ranger to decide if they came by. Lucky, we never saw a ranger in the park or at the entrance station the whole weekend. Park seemed clean and well-kept. Campground host was friendly and helpful with firewood and naturalist activities in the evening. We probably won't be back however, since only one small VW per site to spread out over this very small park seems very wasteful - both financially and of resources. Since we were in a Class C - we had to wait to dump for about 40 minutes leaving the park.. and campers had the road blocked to get out otherwise we'd have left to just dump at one of the Camping World's on the way home. We camped at Weston Bend State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Kaiser, Missouri

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed at LOTO SP at the end of April, which is usually a very quiet weekend. Instead, this year the campground was nearly full with some sort of bicycle road race event taking place. Good thing we'd booked weeks in advance! The park campground is older, with most sites back-in, and roads narrow, turns sharp. I noticed this year they've laid down some gravel on the edges and around some turns in an attempt to accommodate today's behemoth rigs. Camping spaces are generally nicely separated, and among stands of large shady trees. I do not recommend driving to this park or arriving after dark, as the MO state highways leading to it are quite twisty and hilly, and local drivers will be very impatient and passing / tailgating dangerously. We camped at Lake of the Ozarks State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
132
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

SPEED TRAP in the park! Approaching the large horse barn & stables, the speed limit will drop from 45 to 25!! Park police are ALWAYS nabbing people!

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Yellowstone Cabins and RV Park, West Yellowstone, Montana

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Previous reviewer is right about this being a bit unusual. It feels a little like someone decided to turn their large home lot into a makeshift RV park by adding hookups around randomly. Pine trees fill the lot, and we found it a bit tricky to figure out how to back in to our spot between them, and also hump over the regular street curb doing it. Keep in mind, our Class C is only about 22' long and 10.5' high. No one from the staff assisted or offered. We thought it was quite expensive for what you get, but maybe this is commensurate with rates in the town due to proximity to Yellowstone? There is a bathroom & shower house but I did not investigate it. We visited West Yellowstone this same weekend (1st weekend of Oct) in 2008 and it was practically deserted. This year in 2017 we could not believe how busy it was - or how busy Yellowstone itself was - I recommend reservations or calling ahead even this time of year or you may wind up in a place like this! We camped at Yellowstone Cabins and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

West Yellowstone is a great little town to just walk around and explore.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Deer Lodge KOA, Deer Lodge, Montana

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

A fairly basic KOA. We stayed one night in the 1st week of October and it was fairly deserted. We never saw the owner, just did everything over the App & phone. They had us in a long gravel pull-through site with full hookups, but with our smaller rig we could have easily done one of the nice back-in spots along the river, with grass around them. Stopped here to do laundry, but with no one working had to walk into town (a few blocks away) to a bar to get some change. Deer were out wandering through the town on my way back. Just a good, quiet stopover on our way from Glacier NP to Yellowstone the next day. We camped at Deer Lodge KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Stay 2 nights so that you can spend enough time visiting Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS just down the street!

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Douglas KOA, Douglas, Wyoming

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here one night on our way home from Yellowstone NP. RV parking area all gravel, and with a thin strip of grass between some sites. Trees surround the campground as a whole, but otherwise pretty barren. Then again, it is South-Eastern Wyoming. Nice grassy area and dog run, boarding pens for horses which our dog loves to visit. Staff efficient and helpful with checking in and setting up. Pretty bright at night with overhead street light type lights on in the RV area. We camped at Douglas KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

World's largest Jackalope in town!

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Bailey's RV Resort, Seneca, Kansas

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed at this great little roadside campground on our way home from Yellowstone. Tucked away behind a hotel, it can be easy to miss. Never saw the owner but arrangements were easily made by phone and the envelope drop. Very clean, very neatly kept. Sites paved and level and all services in great order. Just a fantastic park for a quick pass-through stop. We camped at Bailey's RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Some sites can be quite bright, exposed to the hotel parking lot flood lights.

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Shady Rest RV Park, Glasgow, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Just an overnight stay on our way to Glacier NP. This park seems to be geared towards long-term residents, but there was a section of sites that seemed left open for travelers. From the Google Sat image, it also looks like they've converted some of the pull-through sites into 2 rows of back-ins, which is where we were, facing the office building. Despite the long-term residents and the way they were packed in, the park seemed clean and orderly, and the sheet of rules they give you gives the impression they run a tight ship. *park is not very dog-friendly* - they don't want you on any of their grass, what little there is. There is an empty grassy lot in front of the park, and a city park behind them, but you can't get from the RV park into the City park due to a fence - despite the office staffer telling us there was a clear path. Overall, quiet, and orderly, fine for a quick overnight stay on that long slog across Montana.. but UHG.. more overhead sodium lights! WHY?? We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Good town to stop in for gas & groceries.

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