Date of Stay: October, 2014
This park has two levels. Large long pull-throughs are at the top level and face Highway 265. Some road noise, but not bad at all. It's in the Ozarks, so there will be hills! Highway 376 is very safe in a car or pickup, but not towing. It provides a very quick and convenient access to Branson from the park. Our 40' motorhome and toad fit nicely into site 19 except for branches of a maple tree touching our roadside slideout. Lower level sites are definitely smaller and tighter to get into. Two overlooks at the lower level provide great views and photo ops of Branson. Full hook ups worked well. Good power. Roads are paved and sites are gravel. Management is very pleasant and helpful. The park overall is small, 1/4 mile around the upper level loop and 1/3 mile around by adding the lower level to the loop. Not a lot of area for walking large dogs, but sufficient. For one week stay we used Passport America for 5 weeknights and Good Sam discount for Friday and Saturday. We were not charged extra for 50 amp or cable, and our our total bill was $50 less than their posted weekly rate. Wi-Fi had very weak signal, but our Verizon Broadband worked fine. This is not an RV Resort for discriminating travelers. But for most, it's a gem for easy access to and beautiful views of Branson. We would definitely come back!
Date of Stay: December, 2013
Rate reflects monthly at $450. Electric is billed separately at .17 per kilowatt hour at the end of each month. External 100 pound propane tank can be made available and maintained during colder weather. The park is a ways from I-95 but very convenient to Route 301 and Fredericksburg. Overall, very well maintained. The owners go out of their way to be helpful. Do not expect a resort. Many year round renters in smaller trailers around the perimeter, but all are well kept and a friendly atmosphere. Several nice, large, level, pull-through sites for short term and overnight stays. Campground is small and heavily treed, but very accessible with a big rig. No cable, but they do provide satellite TV hookups if desired. We had a sunny spot where we could use our own. There is a nice walking trail that is also meticulously maintained. Very dog friendly park. The addition of an off leash area would really compliment the park. We stayed here 3 months and will return again.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
We stayed here both on our way to and from the Yellowstone area. Front office was friendly and offered interesting local information. They are also a Private Storage Space company, so there are several rows of storage garages. Landscaping is missing, and even the designated dog walk areas are gravel. Definitely not a good place to walk pets. Neighborhood was a bit run down so you wouldn't want to venture outside of the fenced park. The sites were level with good hook-ups. You need to specify if you need Wi-Fi because not all sites can get it. Sites are fairly close together. Even with full hookups and 50 amps, I think this park is overpriced. We would look for other options in the future.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Once you get into the campground, everything was fine. However, getting there is not convenient off the highway and you have travel over gravel dirt roads to get there. Directions are very confusing. Thank goodness there were some signs to follow. Our coach and toad were covered in dust by the time we got parked. No pull-thrus for overnights, so you do have to disconnect. We would not come back, but not because of the campground itself but the wear and tear on the coach getting in and out on the access roads.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Overall a nice park for an overnight or short stay. Convenient to Interstate with not too much traffic noise. Even with Good Sam Discount, I felt the rate was too high for the short term area.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
We reserved one of the few actual waterfront sites, but it came at the cost of no shade during a hot humid stay. Glad the site was very large because the only access to the swimming area was across our site, so we had a lot of foot traffic crossing through. This park is older and it shows. The roadways are very narrow with tight curves. That coupled with site post markers too close to the road and site pads made backing into our site nearly impossible. You can tell that many of the posts have been knocked over. They need to be moved. We would come again, but would give up waterfront scenery for shade and quiet in a different loop. Rate reflects Senior Pass Discount.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
Positives are very well maintained with large relatively level sites. Many seasonals, but all well maintained. Swimming pools were just opening and looked very inviting. Large open activity areas for both adults and children. Baths and laundry areas spotless. Easy access from NYS Thruway and good location for access to Rochester, NY. Negatives are internal roads were wide but not paved with some bumpy spots. Wi-Fi had strong signal but was throttled down way to slow to use. Good 4G with Verizon however. High volume of railroad noise. Rate reflects monthly discount.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
Very narrow sites and picnic tables were in short supply. Mix of seasonals and transient. Some of the seasonal sites looked a bit shabby. Indoor pool and spa was occupied by children and didn't look particularly inviting. Buffalo are not free roaming, but tightly caged awaiting slaughter. Sign on office door advertised Buffalo Meat for sale. Seems that everyone pays the same rate regardless of club affiliations. It is an easy on and off from I-40 and convenient for an overnight or short stay. Dog walk is a narrow patch of grass along the perimeter fence line. I would look for something else if in the area again.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
Very clean and well maintained park. Friendly park hosts. Only 30 amp electric available with voltage running low due to heavy A/C usage on hot weekend. We had to use our Voltage Regulator to keep volts up to a safe level. Sites are spacious and paved. We stayed in the end pull-thru, Site #23. It was huge. VERY dog friendly with a private dog beach. Hiking trails were listed as easy, but I found them challenging in the heat. Looking forward to a return visit.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
We used our ROD membership to stay in this park for free. The $3 rate is for the upgrade to 50 amp electric. There are a lot of permanent sites in this park. Everything near the lake is a permanent site and they were very typical with big Rubbermaid sheds, etc. All fairly neat, but not my cup of tea. We stayed in a wooded area, Dogwood Trail, where I am assuming most non-member guests are placed. It had a much more transient feel to it, which was preferable for me. I will agree with others who have complained about the split rail fencing making turns tight. Our site had a concrete pad and a wooden deck with rails which was very nice except for a missing a board on the back step. We were not able to get any TV reception on satellite or digital via antenna (except for two very snowy stations). However, we were there for our niece's wedding and so didn't miss TV. Verizon Wireless was available (3G) but slow. The site sloped down immediately behind the concrete pad, so we had to pull off of it in the front in order to get the back levelers down on our 40' coach. All the sites are full hook up which was a plus. We didn't have time to enjoy the Family Center that is there, but the Clubhouse and Pavilion where the wedding was held was top notch with nice views of the lake to enjoy. I appreciated the great security and friendliness of the staff. If you have pets, be sure to keep them leashed. There is a lot of wild life in the park, including deer and pole cats that spray like skunks. There is a leash rule, but I did notice that some campers do not abide by it. We will definitely return to this park.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Family camped here on three sites in Loop 3, Sites 121, 124 and 126 for Memorial Day Weekend this year. Sites were fairly spacious but definitely not lined up correctly with the one way traffic on the loop. There are shared electric hookups so we had to run our electric cord with extension under our motorhome and across our site which created a tripping hazard. The shared water for our section of the loop was at the back of our son's site #124. People needed to cross your site to access water and there is no way to fill one's RV from that distance. We also rented a boat slip for the weekend, but the administrative side of things for that weekend was a total disaster and there was no documentation for any of the slips, so boats were simply going into whatever slip was available when they came in. There was a popular fishing tournament being held that weekend. There is a nice beach, but no one was allowed in the water. The park ranger came and yelled at the people who were swimming and told them to get out. Not sure if it was because of a lack of lifeguard, but there was no posting to say swimming was not allowed and it was a very warm weekend. There are two very nice playgrounds for children. Overall it is a nice clean park, and I would consider returning; but never again on a holiday weekend.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
As others have mentioned this park is ideal for an easy off/on while traveling through Columbus. The owner's were very friendly and helpful. They are obviously geared toward adult travelers and there are no amenities that would attract families with children. Price reflects no competition and we were charged for additional adults traveling with us. Everything was in working order, clean and neat. We would stay here again for an overnight if traveling through the area.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
Price reflects off-season rate plus Escapee discount. Well laid out and since we camped here for a weekend in spring, we didn't have any issues with low branches although our pond-front site was a bit tight to turn into due to a tree trunk on the driver's side. Our site was low in the front and I noticed some others were as well. I would request a different site next time. The park has a lot of amenities for families during the peak season but at a higher price. The nature walk is built over wetlands and was too 'buggy' for walking my dogs. The landscaping is very nice with foot bridges over waterways and a pond with paddle boats. Overall, this is a nice campground with 24 hour shuttles to the main casino. I would have rated it higher if their pricing was more in line with their offering.
Date of Stay: March, 2010
This is a US Army Corp of Engineers park, NOT to be be mistaken with DeGray Lake State Park. We stayed during the off season and were the only RV in the middle loop. This park is beautiful and peaceful for a camping stay in the off season. We never even saw a ranger to register us until the second night we were there. The three camping loops are all on descending paved roads. Most of the sites appear more level than they really are. They all drop down in the back. We were on site #35 which was a leveled concrete pad and still required two boards under the back tires. The turning loops at the end of the roads are hairpin and it was a struggle to get a 38' motorhome around. The sites are all wooded but since the leaves were not yet on the trees we were able to have nice views of the lake and satellite TV reception. We enjoyed the hiking trail with our dogs. The women's bathroom was clean and heated but there was no hot water. The men's bathroom was in disrepair. The location was beautiful and peaceful. Some of the sites are reservable, but most are not, so you would really be taking a big chance to show up in the summer with a larger RV. While some of the reservable sites give lengths that would appear to handle Big Rigs, I wouldn't try it in anything over 40 feet, and at that you would need to disconnect anything you were towing to maneuver.
Date of Stay: February, 2010
We stayed here while visiting family in the area. We arrived after office hours on Saturday night and they left the gate open for us with instructions to choose any site we liked. The next day the office was closed, but a gentleman stopped by and said he had continued to leave the security gate open for us the night before when he saw we went out after setting up. He provided us with the gate security code for the rest of our stay and also a coupon for 1 week of free Wi-Fi (which worked great). It was off season and we found the park to be very quiet. There are some seasonals with well kept sites staying in the back area of the park. Everything appeared to be well maintained, although we didn't really use any facilities or amenities. Luckily, we picked the right site (#2 Pull-Through). It rained very hard the second night and basically all the other pull-through sites were flooded with their electric hookup poles sticking out from about 6 inches of water and sewer hookups barely visible. We finally registered on Monday morning and opted to stay an additional night to extend our visit with family. The woman in the office was very pleasant and provided us with goodie bags for both us, and our two dogs! We will definitely stay here again when we return to the area.