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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
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Hickory Hollow Campground, Utica, Illinois

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $29.00
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For some reason we could not ascertain, this area is exceedingly busy for what it offers. Starved Rock State Park is nearby, not a spectacular park by any stretch of the imagination, so what is the draw? We couldn't guess. We stayed here passing through on our way to Badlands/Black Hills area of South Dakota, the KOA was booked solid. This campground luckily had a cancellation and took us in. We stayed a second night (so we could go to Starved Rock) and had to move to another site in order to stay. We are not complaining, we were glad to get a site at all. This was a very busy, hectic campground, but well maintained. A lot of people moving around, but it was nicely laid out, with some shade trees and the abundance of people did not bother us. We used the pool, it was crowded, but everyone was friendly and it was not a problem. We camped at Hickory Hollow Campground in a Motorhome.

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Badlands / White River KOA, Interior, South Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $43.00
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Nice campground, helpful owner and staff. Exactly what we expected. The views of the badlands were limited, but not really expected. Nice layout of campground, many trees in a desert like area. Good shade and spacious sites. We didn't try the food they make, only because we didn't get a chance, was nice they provide something in such a desolate region. We had originally made a reservation for 5 days, but had seen and done everything within 3 days, and they graciously refunded us for our early departure. Badland are very unique and the campground suited the area well. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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States Visited: 2
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Chris' Camp, Spearfish, South Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $32.00
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Great place, very quaint. The owner's and staff extremely helpful and full of knowledge about the area. Nice thing: when we pulled in we were taken on a golf cart tour of the place to pick out which site we would like of the available sites. Nice trees and very relaxed environment. Our kids even got to bottle feed baby farm animals, a highlight for them. This is the type of place that makes you feel at home, even when you are on the road. We camped at Chris' Camp in a Motorhome.

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States Visited: 2
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Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort, Hill City, South Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $44.00
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We moved here from the Rushmore/Hill City KOA, where we initially had a reservation, but opted not to stay. Beautiful surroundings, lovely views and open meadow, nice sites, very roomy - even in the main camping area where there is cable hookup. We stayed five days and wanted to have cable. The perimeter sites in the trees, were very nice, spacious and woodsy. We toured them on our bikes, and would have like it there, but no cable. Good location also, right off of the junction of HWY 16(385) and 244. We camped at Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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Mount Rushmore KOA, Hill City, South Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $57.00
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This is the only campground we have ever pulled into a site, began setup and then decided we just couldn't stay. We have never left a campground in over three years of camping, we never expected to have to leave a KOA, usually very nice places. Only camp here if you are only planning a quick overnight stay and make sure you stay in the "deluxe" sites or forget it. We unfortunately had made a reservation for one of the nice perimeter sites with a view. Important note: there is NO cable except in tightly packed deluxe sites and the all the "kid" amenities, aside from the pool, cost a small fortune ($60) per family for a fun pass. Our spot was in the middle of a 'parking lot' field, with no trees and a muddy camping site. We were staying 5 nights and were so depressed over the unattractive surroundings, not to mention exorbitant fees, $4 per child a night (we have 2) and $3 pet fee a night, we went to the office and asked if we could move to another site, we would have been willing to pay more. They would have moved us but had no deluxe sites left. So we called Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground up the road and asked if they had room and moved our motor home to their place. (VERY NICE, read my review of their campground). This KOA has a nice front area, and a restaurant on site, and the deluxe sites seem nice enough, though very close together. This is a VERY BIG campground, a lot of people moving around, very busy place. Some people may enjoy the bustling energy of crowds, but we kind of like to kick back, relax and enjoy the peace of nature. We were so relieved to drive out of there, we feel fortunate they were booked out. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

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