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Park service added electric (30A) and water to a dozen or so sites. Water is turned off in winter however there is a spigot available by the restrooms. Lower # sites are closest to the ferry dock which was enjoyable to watch pull in and out. Ferry rarely blew its horn and generally doesn't run from 9pm to 7am (winter). Fort Casey is a nice walk up the trail away and has spectacular views of the Strait. Coupeville is less than 10 minutes away and has propane, gasoline, diesel and markets. First Street Grill was very good for lunch and dinner. Our family has spent every Thanksgiving camping here for over 36 years.

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I put that they are not kid friendly because there is no playground and they charge $3 for every extra person over the age of 3. The sites are very close together (your front door opens into/onto the neighbors hookups) and the grass is usually dead between spots. The office staff is very nice, the bathrooms and laundry are very clean. Laundry is very affordable and the pool looked sparkling. The Mexican food at Si Casa was delicious and the Dutch Bros. Coffee is a short walk away. It is a good location for Medford and Ashland.

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This rate was a Passport America rate. The managers are very nice and accommodating. This park is an excellent spot to stay the night as you're traveling I-5. The diner at the Petro 2 station has excellent breakfasts. We've stayed here before and noticed the improvements they're making to it.

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This is a very clean park with fairly wide sites. There was room in the pull through sites for our 42' fifth wheel, dually TV and extra car. There is lots of grass between sites, level sites. We didn't notice much noise after sunset. We didn't find access difficult but don't try to get to 13th street from Gertz St. There's a concrete island that you can't negotiate with a rig of any size.

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I hate parks that take advantage of weary travelers and this is one of them. Even at 9 o'clock at night I could tell this place was nothing to look at. What's worse is the first thing you read on the sign is "There is NO "No hookup" or tent camping rate". The rate is $33 for 1-2 persons and $3 each for anyone over 3 years old. THAT is why I put it is not kid friendly. There's not much else to say except it's the only game in town and they seem to know it.

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Rate quoted is nightly with GS discount. This is a very clean park, restrooms were like new (on the upper CG at least). Friendly managers, good location, shopping and food close by. Deluxe spaces "up top" have a nice grass area in front and extra parking. They have back in and back to back parking as well as pull through. There is no playground or bicycle riding in the park which is why I wouldn't call it "kid friendly". There are a a lot (70 % ?) long term residents but they have very nice rigs and are probably just working in the area.

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This is a very big (and confusing) state park. Their website doesn't do the best job explaining where the RV camping is. We stayed in the Pronghorn CG. There were a few pull through sites, though we didn't see them when driving around. It would be nice if there were map available. It is very quiet, this time of year. No hookups. There is a dirt road that leads to the North of the state park. It is on our GPS Nav system and took us all the way to Highway 14 close to the Devils Tower turn off. It was a beautiful drive through the hills, though not one to take your trailer on.

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This was a great find for us. The horse corals and parking is in the East end of the campground. Far enough from us that we didn't hear anything, yet could enjoy watching the riders come and go on the road. Horse people are good people we have found. The campground is situated on a slope so there are views of the valley. Deer frequent the CG. The only drawback we found was the price of the laundry (which isn't a big deal to many that don't full time). We found the $2.00 per wash and $2.00 per dry excessive. The owners are super nice, the CG is very clean, the sites are spacious. We'd definitely stay here again. Thanks!

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This is a fine campground to stay in, there are a lot of site choices with pricing that varies. We were given a site in row D that was a 30 amp site. The next site to us was a 50 amp and the sites in row E were twice as wide. Just ask (or specify) what you want, they'll probably have it. The pool is seasonal and closes 9/15. There is a game room, mini golf and gift shop. Very nice place.

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We came to the area specifically to see Chimney Rock and the visitor's center. This campground is right down the road from the V/C and has great views of the Rock. To be honest, it is just a place to park with full hookups and rest. The rate was reasonable and the location perfect. Trains are a bit loud, but that's when the earplugs come in handy.

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Our family had a wonderful time here. The owners and staff make you feel like a family guest, rather than a customer. We ended up staying over a week because our kids had such a good time, the entire grounds were so well kept and the ambiance so nice. There are only 4 RV sites, so you may want to call ahead. The sites share a power so they are paired but we had the place to ourselves for half the week in late August. It's not well known that they have RV camping. There is a dump station but no sewer at the sites. The visitor center restrooms are new and very close. There is a storm shelter just in case. If you're coming to De Smet for the Laura Ingalls Wilder history, you have to stop here. If you have kids, it's a MUST stop. Their family approach and hands on is the best we've seen in over a year of traveling the country with our young sons.

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We found this campground on Google maps and were hesitant to use it because there were no reviews on this website for it. Since it was only 2.5 miles south of town we decided to check it out. Being along the river sounded like a plus. We are very glad we did. It's an older campground with lots of large shade trees (if that's what you want, they have other sites with smaller or no trees). There is a playground for the little ones (ours loved it...we were right next to it). The current owners put in a concrete go-kart track with half a dozen Honda powered karts. When we read they had Go-Karts, we were a little leery due to experiences with other tracks close to RV parks we've stayed at. The noise and smell wasn't something that sounded appealing to us. But we were pleasantly surprised! The track is away from the campsites and doesn't open until 6:00pm. It was a blast zipping around so close to the ground, you have to try it! The sites along the river are for tent campers. The river averages 12" of depth (at least in August) and was great to just wade out to and sit down in! There is a one-of-a-kind (in the U.S.) steel bridge adjacent to the campground (Bryan Bridge). The owners were very nice and accommodating. They run their campground by the Golden Rule, and without a list of other "rules" that so many campgrounds must unfortunately give everyone these days. We really appreciated the neighborly approach at this campground. The campground experience was a 10, with the cattle grazing nearby, the two horses on the property next door, the river view, the bridges, etc. The amenities are few, no pool, only 1 washer and dryer, older showers and building, however the current owners are redoing the place and putting a lot of work into it. They've replaced most of the electric and water to the sites already. After setting up camp, we looked at the other campgrounds in the area and we very glad we picked this one, nestled down in a valley, close to town, on the river and with wonderful owners. If you're coming to Valentine to float the Niobrara River or see the refuge, this is a great campground to stay! (And no we didn't get paid to say that, we just really liked it and since there wasn't any reviews, we wanted to be thorough).

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This park was recommended to us by another camper. By the name of it (as listed on the internet) you'd never know they had RV sites. The owner is very nice and the sites are level, concrete and spacious. There are no amenities here however. There is a city park close by with a pool (huge pool that looks like fun) and there are laundromats close by. It's about 20 minutes down I-55 from the Gateway Arch and close to Grant's Farm (where Anheuser Busch keeps the Clydesdales). There is a charge of $3.00 per person over two people.

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This is a very nice, family friendly KOA. There is a lot to do for the kids (swimming, fishing lake, pedal boats, mini-golf, horseshoes, playground, outdoor chess set). It's very close to the National Corvette Museum and the GM assembly plant. Also close to Lost River Cave (recommend doing) and Mammoth Caves (a day or two there). Shopping is close by (Lowes, Kohl's, Wal-Mart, etc). The sites in the F300 section were VERY nice with gravel drives, decorated concrete patios (very large), wrought iron table and chairs, as well as picnic table, bench and fireplace. LOTS of shade in these sites also and they're all pull through. They are close to the office, swimming pool and playground. There were 4 washers and 4 dryers. $1.50/$1.00. We had such a relaxing good time here, we extended our stay twice. It would be a 10 if they took a little better care of the pool. It wasn't anything to keep us out of it, but with the number of people using it, I would have liked to see them clean/treat it more often.

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This was just as other's have said, a really great find. There is a swimming beach, next to the playground. There are some sites that share a common driveway in case you're camping with friends and family. It's close enough to downtown but far enough to be "in the woods". There area few geocaches in the park to do also. There are a few laundry machines, though we didn't use them. The sites are all spacious and nestled in among the trees.