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Adjacent to a national forest, camping here is the same as camping in the forest. It is a nice, clean, well-managed campground, but the trees sometimes make it tight to drive to your site, if you have a long rig. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The bathrooms in the downhill section, where we were, are acceptably clean, but could be better. For example, mopping has left a lot of dried, spattered muddy water on the baseboard heater. We recommend this campground.

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From I-80/90, take exit 118 instead of exit 110. Exit 118 is a more direct route and exit 110 meanders through a residential area. As you cross the land bridge to Cedar Point, get in the far left lane and stay far left through the park entrance gate all the way to the campground. There are two adjacent campgrounds. Camper Village does not have full hookups in all sites and is older with gravel sites. Choose Lighthouse Point which is much newer with concrete pads and nice landscaping. This is a destination park with many things for families to do, both in the campground and in the theme park. The pool at the campground is the nicest we have seen anywhere with a lifeguard and overhead sprays to run under. It is an expensive campground, but you get more. We recommend this campground.

     

Joplin KOA

Joplin, Missouri

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A good KOA which we have visited several times. Clean, well-laid out, well-managed. Clean bathrooms. Friendly staff. Easy-in and easy-out for any size rig. The east side of the park, which we prefer, has many mature trees, but they do not hinder maneuverability and they add atmosphere. Sites on the west side of the park have no trees and are close enough to a truck stop to hear the somewhat muted rumble of trucks 24 hours a day, even though a privacy fence provides a barricade. We recommend this campground.

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This is our favorite campground, KOA or otherwise, that we have visited anywhere in the U.S. in the past six years. Clean, well-managed, well-laid out. Clean bathrooms. Friendly staff. Nice pool and playground. Easy-in and easy-out for any size rig. In a rural setting with many mature trees that give it a state park atmosphere, but the trees do not hinder maneuverability. We very strongly recommend this campground.

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This is our fourth year to overnight at this park as we cross Oklahoma. Clean bathrooms. Tornado shelter. Friendly staff. Most sites are easy-in, easy-out unless adjacent tow vehicles or toads extend too far and this seems to occur frequently. Sites are quite close together when slideouts are open. The condition of the park and attention to maintenance seem to be deteriorating: (1) the electricity plug on our power pedestal was so worn out that our RV’s cable did not fit tight enough to stay in; I had to wrap a wire around it to get it to hold, (2) the wooden picnic tables are so rotted they are near collapse. A couple of sites were trashy, but the staffer in the office said they will be evicted when their month’s rent expires. Office is staffed only early in the morning and then after 2:00 p.m., so just find a vacant site and register when the office opens. Fifty-amp sites are only in the front row closest to office. We are disappointed to find the park deteriorating, but will plan to stay one more time next year. If upkeep continues to suffer, we will probably look elsewhere, even though Elk City is a good stopping place in our route. We gave a rating of 7, but could be comfortable giving 6. It is OK for overnight, but we would not want to stay more than a day or two.

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Clean, well-managed. Friendly staff. Nice landscaping. Adobe wall helps as sound barrier for city street traffic. Fine for big rigs. Several square-corner, but wide, back-in sites, not angled. Only about 9 pull throughs and, in most cases, the RV fills the length, but there is sufficient room between sites to park the tow vehicle or toad. Many mature trees, but they do not interfere with maneuverability. “Marriage saver” assistance getting into sites. Bathrooms are very clean. Good free cable and Wi-Fi. City bus stops in front of RV park and takes 30 minutes to arrive at the Plaza downtown (one dollar for an all-day pass for seniors). Within 5 or 10 minutes of Albertson’s and Smith’s supermarkets, Target, Walmart, Home Depot, and other shopping. Forty-minute drive by personal vehicle to Los Alamos and 45 minutes to Bandelier National Monument; both must-see sites--plan a half-day for each. We strongly recommend this RV park and it seems occupied most of the time, so reservations are recommended.

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Clean, well-managed, well-laid-out park. Friendly staff. Paved sites accommodate any size rig and are easy-in, easy-out. Clean bathrooms. Good antenna reception for major TV networks. Our free cable connection was not good, but I think that is not a common problem. Fee for Tengo Wi-Fi after first day. Five to ten minutes from Walmart, Walgreen’s, Albertson’s supermarket, and Home Depot. About a 30-minute drive to most sites of interest in Albuquerque and about 45 minutes to Santa Fe. About 20 minutes to the Balloon Fiesta park. We strongly recommend this park.

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We have stayed here several times and are always pleased. Clean and well-managed. Very clean bathrooms and showers. Owners are friendly, helpful, and customer-oriented. When the campground is fully occupied, the sites are rather close together, but when not full, the owners assign sites so rigs are well spaced. Sites are long enough for big rigs and tow vehicles or toads. Easy access from I-40. We strongly recommend this campground.

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Opened in 2011, this is a clean, well-laid out, well-managed new campground. Owners are very friendly, helpful, and customer-oriented. Sites are long enough for any size rig with tow vehicle or toad and sites are far enough apart to park another rig between. Bathrooms and showers are very clean. Good WI-FI. No cable and we did not use the antenna. Good playground. Onsite parts and RV repair service. The new trees are tiny. With a new entrance, access to and from Highway 54 is easy. Owners are experienced RVers and know what it takes to make and operate a good campground--more new projects for the campground are on the drawing board. The park is located on the western outskirts of Guymon on the south side of Highway 54--our GPS erroneously took us to the eastern edge of town. We strongly recommend this campground.

     

USI RV Park

Wichita, Kansas

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Good campground, but sites are rather short and tow vehicles must be parked perpendicular to rigs, thus extending into driving lanes. Sometimes, it is a little tight to drive through. Also, can be tight entering or exiting a site if a vehicle is in the way. Watch tree branches overhead--most are fine, but some can be risky if you are not careful. New bathrooms and showers are very, very clean. In spite of the tight spots which are manageable, we recommend this campground.

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All of the good comments preceding my posting are accurate. Friendly, helpful staff. Concrete pads for temporary customers are nice (gravel for long-term customers). It is a clean park. Would rate the park a 10, but some of the long-term sites were not as tidy as I would prefer, yet they are not trashy, either. I would definitely recommend this park which says a lot, because my wife and I are picky when assessing campgrounds.

     

Joplin KOA

Joplin, Missouri

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We have no complaints about this park and, in fact, we commend the owners for their friendly helpfulness. We had transmission trouble and they helped us locate a vehicle dealer for repairs and offered to drive us to a car rental agency. The campground was clean and well-maintained and the bathrooms and showers were clean and odor-free. We have stayed here in prior years, too, and have always been very pleased. In those prior years, the ratings were 7, 8, and 9—that’s why we started using this park. (If you read my reviews of other parks, you will see that we are picky, so if the Joplin KOA were deficient, we would say so.) The 2011 low ratings may have been because of many tornado workers camping at the park. We recommend this park.

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Friendly, accommodating owner. A clean, well-maintained, well-managed park with pull throughs that accommodate the largest rigs with easy-in, easy-out. Paved sites with plenty of room between them. Bathrooms are very clean, but dressing area for showers is a common area with no privacy; that is the only negative we can find. No highway noise. Convenient to Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s, Home Depot, Albertson’s supermarket, and vehicle fuel. There is much to like about this park and the neighborhood is very good which cannot be said about some RV parks in the metro area; one feels safe here. We paid $65 because of the balloon fiesta, but rates are normally lower. It is worth it. Earlier comments state that the entrance sign is difficult to find. While we were there, a new sign was installed which is more noticeable. We strongly recommend this park.

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The campsites rate 7. The showers rate 3. The campground is located in a rural area on the open prairie. Gravel pull-throughs can accommodate big rigs with mostly easy-in, easy-out. In some cases, trees can be a minor issue. In case of rain, you will walk in mud in part of the area near your RV. Plenty of space between sites. Bathrooms are located in a restaurant in front of the campground. They are not clean and appear not to be cleaned on a regular basis. The shower stalls are nothing more than three walls and a door with one hook. Not enough to hang clothes and towels. No receptacle to hold soap and shampoo. No shower curtain to keep water off of clothes. The bathroom sinks are cracking faux marble with soap and minerals encrusted on the marble, the faucets, and the surface on and around the faucets. There is no cover plate on the electrical outlet at the sinks. This is a very basic park, as expected by the price. However, a low price does not justify the failure to clean properly. If you do not plan to use the showers, this park is acceptable for an overnight stop. We will not stay here again.

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One of the nicest KOA parks. Clean, well-maintained, well-managed park. Very clean bathrooms and showers. Friendly staff. Easy-in, easy-out pull throughs for big rigs with plenty of space between sites. Wi-Fi is good, but slows significantly as the park becomes more populated in the evening. Nice pool and playground. Located in a rural area about one-half mile north of I-40, so there is no highway noise. Trees create a state park atmosphere, but they do not interfere with maneuverability. We strongly recommend this park.