Date of Stay: May, 2012
Based on one or two previous reviews of this park I half expected this park to be located next to an illegal toxic waste dump. Reality is 180-degrees opposite that. Bisected by a small fishing lake there are 110-RV sites, 37-seasonal sites on one side of the lake and 73 seasonal and transient sites on the other side. All of the sites are gravel, level and have full hookups (W/E/S/Cable/Wi-Fi). The electrical box on our site (50) had 30 and 50-amp connections. The cable system included 75 or so channels and has a good, clear picture. There are at least two nodes for the Wi-Fi system and it was strong inside our motor home but the throughput speed was erratic sometimes dropping as low as 1 Mbps. Space between the sites is about average with the RVs parking in a nose-to-tail side-by-side configuration. This puts the hookups in between each pair and means no sewer connections in anyone’s “front yard”. The interior roads are gravel and could use a bit of grading but access is good and the turns are easy even for the biggest rigs. Most of the sites I saw on our side of the lake were pull-throughs. There is a good amount of sun and shade and each site has a small patch of grass with a wooden picnic table. Another review mentioned that the laundry room was filthy. For a campground laundry room it’s quite large, well lit and looked quite clean to me. I did not check out the showers as we use the shower in our motorhome. The park *is* located behind a fire station and there are a few light, non-smokestack industrial buildings nearby but just beyond those buildings is a very nice residential area. If you are coming here you had best call ahead as the office seems to have strange office hours…for an RV park that is. Their website indicated that the office is closed on Sunday and we found that the office closes at 3 PM on Saturday. There are no discounts for daily stays. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
We come through OK City once or twice a year and had been staying at a couple other parks. But one park is getting dingy and the other is starting to get really pricey. So we thought we'd try Road Runner. We're glad we did. This park is very clean and neat. Spaces are tight: good on length but not much space between rigs. And they are level: we just put our jacks down for stabilization. Be cautioned: they charge $2 or $3 extra if your rig exceeds 38-feet. I think this park would be fine if you are going to spend your days sightseeing and then sleeping in your rig. Othewise I'd want more space if I was going to hang around the park to read, relax, etc. The showers: I would rate them a 6. They're in desperate need of paint and new shower curtains. Typical campground showers: very narrow. But on the plus side the shower/restroom was clean, the water hot (although it took a few minutes to get hot), with good pressure. The cable TV was fine although a couple of channels had weak pictures. Isn't that always the case? The Wi-Fi was good and strong in our RV, initially. After a few hours, and after the office closed, their node stopped responding. Bottom line: if you're looking for an overnight or a couple of days for sightseeing then this is a good place to stay. If you just want to relax and kick back then I'd look elsewhere. The price I listed reflects the 30-amp/full hookup/Good Sam price. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
Our second time here. The last time was three years ago and we had to evacuate due to heavy rains flooding the park. We're high and dry this time. Typical KOA...nice grounds, clean, neat and quiet. Lots of trees...virtually every site has at least some shade. Sites are fairly spacious and level. Rigs longer than 33' and towing a vehicle are moved to longer sites for an additional charge otherwise they require you to unhitch. All of the sites seem to be pull-through, but I think there are some back-ins. Showers are clean, well lit and functional. They're showing a bit of wear but the stalls were clean, the water hot and pressure adequate. Multi-node Wi-Fi, but the node nearest us would not connect. I had to raise the external wifi antenna/adapter to better reach the next nearest node. Signal is strong and stable. Cable TV is good but 1 or 2 channels were a bit skitchy...isn't that always the case? They have a cafe for dinner and breakfast...and maybe lunch. A small C-store is in the office. When we checked in the lady behind the desk seemed more interested in getting the job done than anything else. She wasn't nasty, wasn't friendly...just business like. Maybe she was having a bad day. Although the park is off of busy I-55 the highway noise is not bad. The price I listed is the daily 30-amp/full hookup/cable price with the 10% KOA discount. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Clean, long, extremely level sites. Good cable TV selections, Wi-Fi was a bit intermittent though. Showers were clean with plenty of hot water and excellent water pressure but not a lot of hooks to hang your stuff. Staff is friendly. Two fishing lakes with a 1.5-mile road running around them. Great for walking or biking. Other than a set of nearby train tracks this park is very quiet. I've read some of the other recent reviews and don't understand them. There is no extra charge for your toad, the park has always had Wi-Fi and there is no garbage on the ground. We've been staying here for years when we come west and always enjoy it. Rate reflects the Good Sam discount.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
A very nice park, clean and well kept. This park had been abandoned for quite some time but for the past year the new owners are rapidly putting things right. The man and his wife are from England and are very friendly and helpful. The rate I have quoted includes the 10% Good Sam discount. Other discounts are accepted. There is a small lake on the premises as well as brand new restrooms/showers (which we did not use) and a new laundry building (also not used). EZ on/off I-95, the sites are hard packed dirt or grass. Some are shaded under tall pines and others are in the open. Each site is wider than the average RV park. Being close to I-95 there is highway noise but we're used to that. Hookups seem to be properly placed, at least they were on our site and the sites near us. No shared hookups that we saw. No cable TV but over the air TV brings in all networks but NBC. The park WI-FI system puts out a strong signal to the campsites and is pretty fast. I measured 1.9 Mbps down and 162 Kbps up. This is a very good overnight stop but we would be happy staying here longer.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
Very nice campground, wooded and very secluded. Owners are very friendly and helpful. The campground is about an hour east of Lancaster, maybe 45-minutes west of downtown Philadelphia and approximately 30-minutes from Intercourse, PA. The heart of Amish shopping. You've got to go to the Bird-In-Hand bakery! So you're not terribly far from what you came to this area for and yet you're camping under the stars with crickets for background noise instead of traffic noise. The cable TV system basically consists of the broadcast channels since Comcast recently switched everything else to digital requiring a decoder box (even if you have a digital TV). The Wi-Fi system is good with two nodes to choose from. We had 5-bars in site #32 with speeds ranging from 36-54 Mbps. Most of the time we were able to view TV programs and movies over the net with little-to-no buffering. About the only things that kept me from giving this park a 9 or 10 rating were: the spacing of the sites. They are a bit close together but still far enough apart so you can deploy your awning. The entrance to the campground is on a blind curve. If you have a larger RV (ours in 35') you might have to swing into the opposing lane in order to make the turn into the campground: this is not the fault of the owner's. On the plus side: the road is a lightly traveled country road, but it is a blind curve. And that brings up something you should be aware of. The campground entrance is located on SR 282, a narrow 2-lane country road with lots of curves and hills. Our motorhome is 11'8 tall but my radio antennas were banging against many of the low hanging overhead branches. A relatively better way to approach the campground if you're coming off of US 30 is to exit US 30 at US 322, go 1-2 miles north to Corner Ketch road until it dead ends at SR 282. Then turn left and the entrance to the campground will be about 1/2 mile on your right. US 322 is a very good road and while Corner Ketch is also a narrow, 2-lane country road with low overhead branches you'll find it a quicker than taking SR 282 all the way from US 30.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
Good location for access to Grand Ole Opry but some road noise from Briley Parkway which is a 6-lane, 55-mph road. Free, in-park entertainment, two nights per week is a nice touch. I had a pull-through which was water/electric only. Site was reasonably level. We've stayed here before and will stay again but my biggest gripe with this park is that the electric hookups do not have circuit breakers. The park WiFi was mostly not working the night I was there and for the cost cable TV should be included but none of the parks on Music Valley Drive offer cable TV. The rate I paid was $34 after the 10% Good Sam discount and taxes. This park is a good bargain compared to the KOA and Jellystone Park.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
This park isn't much to look at, but looks can be deceiving. It's quiet, clean and affordable. The $24 overnight rate was after the Good Sam discount and taxes. The site I was on (not sure any of them are numbered) was dirt and sand. 50/30/20 electric at the pedestal as well as cable TV (about 60-channels) and water. Many of the sites are shaded, but I also saw units in an open area that had no shade. The staff was friendly and efficient. The Wi-Fi is no additional charge and was more than strong enough to be able to use it inside my motor home without the need for an external Wi-Fi adapter. I would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
This is a very nice park just off US 231 at mile marker 47, about 3-miles north of Ozark, Alabama. My site #19, is almost dead-on level. The pad itself is concrete and the approach is asphalt although the interior roads are dirt. My 35' class A and toad had no problems negotiating the turns. The electric pedestal has both 30 and 50 amp connections as well as cable TV and two water connections. There are also two sewer connections spread a few feet apart. That's a nice touch. The clerk at check-in did warn me about the park's high water pressure (95 psi) and that a water regulator was needed. I always carry one (doesn't everyone??), so no need to buy one from them. The check-in process was quick and easy. No forms to fill out. They offer the Good Sam discount and needed to see the card to record the number. I didn't ask about other discounts. The nightly rate of $29 was after the discount and taxes. The staff (so far) has been friendly and efficient. What more can you ask for? The cable TV has roughly 60-channels and the Wi-Fi is provided by TengoNet but at no additional cost to the camper. I'm accessing the net from inside my coach and not using any sort of external Wi-Fi adapter. This park is just off US 231, but highway noise is minimal. Others have mentioned train whistles, but so far I haven't heard any. This park is a bit pricey for overnighting, but for an multiple day stay, it would do very nicely.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
Very nice, quiet, clean and secluded park about 2.5 miles northeast of town. The couple that runs the place couldn't be nicer. The sites are hard packed gravel and have picnic tables and fire rings. some sites have a view of the small private lake that's on the property. The cable-TV has about 60 channels and the Wi-Fi covers the entire park with a good signal inside our motorhome. We only stayed here for 2-nights and will be back. There's not much to 'do' in Effingham but this park is perfect for a weekend get-a-way or longer.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
The nightly rate is for full hook-up, cable-TV and WiFi and is before discounts. I don't believe they charge extra for 50-amp sites. Our site only has 30/20 amp connections. That implies that other sites have 50-amp connections. I don't know how many there are but since we were told to take any empty site we wanted in 2-rows (there are a total of 3-rows) I'm assuming that the 50-amp sites are in that 3rd row. Be sure to have a 50/30 adapter with you...just in case. This is a very nice looking park. As far as I can tell all of the sites are pull-thrus on hard packed gravel with strips of grass between sites. Lots of trees on the property give it a nice look. The fellow who registered us was very nice and told us to take whatever site we wanted in two different rows. The cable-TV has about 60-channels and the WiFi works well. We're parked at the far end of a row away from the office and I have a good, strong signal. I always read the little handout you get when you register at a park, especially the rules. A lot of parks have long, long lists of 'don'ts' and 'no this/no that'. I suppose that's needed although sometimes it comes across a bit harshly. When I read the rules here I was pleasantly surprised to see that rule #1 was 'The Golden Rule' (Do Unto Others...). What a great attitude! The only 'no' was about parking only at your designated site. The owners certainly project a welcoming feeling. We're fairly close to I-40 and you can just hear the traffic noise in the background. It's not enough to be bothersome to us. This park is recommended for both over-nighting as well as for a base camp for longer periods.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
The basic rate of $25 is prior to discounts (AAA, Good Sam). The campground is not much to look at. The sites are all hard packed gravel but as it had rained a bit before we arrived we used our jack pads under the jacks. The campground management appears to be a husband/wife or brother/sister and both were pleasant enough. The washrooms and laundry are kept locked but you'll be offered a key at registration. The park looks clean but some maintenance seems to be needed. Our cable-TV connection at the post had obviously been replaced with an above-ground cable running to a splitter at the site next to ours. The result was a very bad cable picture. Not to worry...over-the-air TV signals are strong and clear. We were able to receive the OTA signals with the roof antenna down. The WiFi is free and the signal is strong. But we were in the first row behind the building. Not sure how reception would be in sites farther from the building. A Flying J is just down the street and I was able to use their WiFi signal with no trouble. But again, there were no rigs parked between us and the J. This park is suitable for both overnighting as well as a base camp...as long as the cable-TV is working. The park is very quiet and even though I-40 is just about 3/4 mile away we didn't hear any highway noise.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
The nightly rate of $14 was based on their 2-night RV Get-A-Way special ($79 per person). The special includes 2-nights of camping in their RV park, and a round trip coach class ticket on the train (plus taxes and $8.00 admission to the Grand Canyon National Park per person, although the admission fee is re-funded if you have one of the National Park system passes). This 'campground' is actually a parking lot, but it's a very nice looking parking lot. Most sites are pull-through. They do ask if you are going to put down jacks that you use jack pads underneath them. The sites are spaced fairly close together but no worse than in other parks. I did take a look at the laundry which was very clean. There are two restaurants (one menu, one buffet) on the grounds of the RV park/hotel and both are within an easy 5-minute walk. A free shuttle van will pick you up at your site and take you anywhere you want on the grounds. We ate at the buffet (Max & Thelma's) and although a bit pricey (remember, this IS a resort) it was very good. If you are going to be taking the train to the Grand Canyon I strongly suggest you pick up your tickets at the train depot (also on the grounds) the night before as there will be hundreds of people taking the train on the same day. About the only issue we had with the park was with their Wi-Fi. The service was up and down but we were told the tech was working on it. I would not want to spend more than a couple of nights in this park. While it is very clean and quiet (except for the occasional BNSF train that comes through), we prefer parks where we can sit outside at the picnic table or bar-b-que. But for a couple of nights you can't go wrong.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
This is a very nice, clean and well maintained RV park. Despite being just off I-17 we felt the road noise was minimal. We had our windows open nearly every day and evening until bedtime and only were aware of the highway when an especially loud truck, car or motorcycle went by. The sites are about average for a commercial campground but they are nicely landscaped. Some hookup pedestals are shared but with the camper who is parked behind you instead of next to you which means the pedestals are on the correct side. Some of the back-in sites are really pull-in sites but those have a nice view of the countryside out of the front window. There are a few W/E only sites but the vast majority are full hook-up. The main building is spacious and contains the usual C-Store (which wasn't stocked during our visit), lounge with a big screen TV, laundry, showers and exercise room. The laundry uses plastic cards which can be purchased at the registration desk (they refund any unused portion) instead of coins. The showers are cleaned after each use. We didn't use the pool but it looked nice. The cable-TV contains only about a dozen channels but it is a nice mix. The Wi-Fi seems adequate although we were parked fairly near the transmit/receive point. The nightly rate of $28 was based on their weekly rate. They are a Good Sam park and usually when you take the weekly rate at a park they do not apply the 10% Good Sam discount. Not here. We got 10% off of the weekly rate! The park is located about 15-miles from a Super Wal-Mart and just about 5-minutes from a Basha's supermarket. Sedona is about a 25-minute ride. We would definitely recommend this park.
Date of Stay: April, 2008
This is a high-desert RV park and thus there is no shade. Not many amenities, either. No pool, hayrides, extensive game/rec room, C-Store, etc. There is a small, very clean laundromat ($1.25 for the washers/$1.00 for the dryers) and cable TV. We didn't use their showers but they appeared to be clean after a quick look. Two of the three shower stalls on the men's side were marked as 'Do Not Use.' Since we use our own shower we didn't ask about this. Wi-Fi is provided by TengoInternet so this is an added expense for those who want it. The signal from the antenna mounted on top of the registration building is strong and bandwidth is more than adequate. The cable-TV has 60+ channels. The sites are level, gravel and have a small concrete patio and a picnic table. The spacing between sites is pretty good. The $14.92 daily rate we paid is based on a weekly rate. The park is situated about 1.5 miles north of downtown Benson on Ocotillo Avenue, just north of I-10 (exit 304). Road noise is minimal as are train noises from downtown. During our stay we distinctly heard train whistles only on a couple of occasions and even then it was very minimal. Across the road within easy walking distance is a Denny's and a Jack-In-The-Box. There is a Super Wal-Mart 5-minutes south of the park in Benson as well as a Safeway. The only issue that we have with this park is the wind. And that is something the park cannot control. This part of SE Arizona is very windy. By 11am in the morning on most days the wind is blowing hard enough to force you to close your overhead hatches and to put up your awnings. We think that this park is a perfect place to use as a base for day trips into Tucson (about an hour, depending on where you're going in Tucson) and into Tombstone/Bisbee (22 and 45 miles respectively). The views of the night sky are magnificent and when the winds quit blowing, the quiet here is deafening. If you're looking for a pool, game room or structured activities then look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a quiet, clean park then you won't go wrong staying here.