John S.

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This is a nice location and campground. It is older and I only had 30 amp service, but the site was long and had trees with shade. When we arrived a woman switched us to a very easy-in site instead of having to drive through the campground to get to the spot. It was 62 dollars on the weekend and 54 during the week. The staff was friendly and helpful and the grounds were well cared for and pretty. The Wi-Fi was good, as was the cable. It needs cable as I doubt you could shoot either DTV or Dish. The back part of the campground looked like it was full of seasonal units and makes you wonder why they stay a KOA. You are not far from Amish buggy and horses that are fun to watch on the roads as you pass them. It is pretty quiet here as well. I would stay here again.

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This campground is mostly seasonal and very tight for big rigs. You can get thru some of the areas but others there is no way to get a big rig in there. The campground is wooded and they are very proud of their Algae filled pond. It is not big enough to be called a lake. They have a front desk staff that is both good and bad. Some are pretty rude and they lost our reservation but a lady figured it out. We are having a rally here this week and the first person had no idea where it was going to be and who the group was and was not very helpful. Their computer was down and we had to go back later to finally register. I think I am much happier down on the NC or VA beaches then the NJ shore. The traffic and skinny roads to get here was enough to say I would not want to drive back as the campground is about a middle of the road one. It is not at all like the top campgrounds I have been too and the local area is not a big enough draw to overcome it. I guess it is good for seasonal sites if you live in the area but as a destination, I would pass on it. Oh it is not even very crowded at the moment so it is presenting its best face.

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This campground is a wonderful find. The lack of shade on a hot week is an issue but otherwise there is nothing that could really be improved. The staff is attentive and pick up the trash and keep the grounds well kept. This time we chose a signature site with a fireplace. It also was overlooking the lower area and you could look out any window on the side of the coach and see the lake. The campground was pretty empty but the power was strong for a hot day. WiFi went in and out but had good signal so it must be their provider or router.

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We were there for a rally. We had about 100 50 amp coaches and that will put a drain on any system but they handled it fine. The facility was great. The wifi did not really work though. The Abby and museum down the road was great too. The only thing is you needed an extension to reach the sewer and it was up hill a bit. I would stay here again.

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This is a nicely landscaped and laid out park. Roads are wide and easy to back into my site. The sites all seem to have a nice level spot in the middle of about 40 feet so even the longest rig can be level pretty easily. The approach is concrete too. The wifi is good and the power and water as well. There are two sewer connections a site too. It seems that they are a bit too far back and too far forward for a long Motorhome but for a class C or 5th wheel they would be in the right place. I will dump when I leave. There is road noise in front of the elevated portion of the highway right near us and the sites are pretty close together. They did use the topography well. I can sit at my picnic table and touch the guys tow vehicle that is parked in his spot. I say that so you are aware of it. I would be happy to stay here again. It is really a lovely park and one of the nicest inner city parks I have seen. As a side note on getting here. We came from the west on 40 and when you get off the interstate on 44 north it is a left exit which is odd. Then when you go a few miles and get off on MLK you think you are suppose to turn but you go straight across into this one lane road. Felt odd and there are no signs. The campground is up the road about a mile.

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We stayed a bit over a week and the price reflects the weekly rate. It is a nice spot with good water and power and sewer. My sewer hookup top was broken but it still worked. We did have the water go out one of the days we were there and I found out it was a hydrant problem on a site so they shut off all the water. The campground is great for location but they are pretty cheap in that they do not have picnic tables at the sites and the few they do have are chained to the tree or the few sites were bolted to the ground. I was told it is 140 dollars for a table so they could not put them out. I think I spent more then that for my week plus I was there so they probably could buy a table or two a month and fill them in. The lots are concrete with gravel next to it on both sides and while they are spaced apart there are no real trees. It is not their fault as it is not the best ground I guess. You can see the interstate but can not hear it. The flies are pretty bad and we were there when it was cool at night and wanted to open the windows. Twice the wind was from the stockyard direction and the smell made it impossible to open them. I would say that while it is a negative they can not fix that. I will say that the office staff was pretty rude on two of the three interactions we had with them. We were traveling with a friend who was also in a motorhome so the two of us were there a long time relative to their usual overnight people. I marked them down on the fact that they had some issues with infrastructure and the office staff and the lack of any place to sit outside to eat. They should have a picnic table on the sites they use or more then overnights. I will say they had the best Wi-Fi I have seen in many years of traveling. That is a big deal for me as I had to work a few days while I was there.

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We are in the new section where they are pull thru spots with gravel for grass. Good hookups and cable TV is acceptable. Has most of the channels. THe wifi is terrible. It just does not seem to work much. If you look for your wifi you will see lots of MIFIs out there so you know we are not the only one who thinks that. WHy even bother with it is the question. They have remote antennas but ask you not to download large things or stream. They just do not have the bandwidth and need to upgrade this. It would make it a 9 if they did. As for the location, it is very easy to get to and they lead you to your site. That is good in that there are many different ways to get around and the guide chose the easiest way in. There is road noise from I-40 and that is just because they are located close to the road. It is a tradeoff being convent vs noise. It is a pleasant place to stay and the breakfast each morning is pretty good. I am staying here one more day then head over to the Balloon Fest for 8 nights. It is close enough to actually stay here and I may do that the next time.

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This park has a couple areas. The Pull Thru area we were on was all pea gravel with great hookups located in the right spot. They escort you to your site and driving thru I saw a number of sites that were pull in and another unit pulls in behind you. It looked like a lot of long term units there with multiple cars but I was over in the P section and they were all overnighters. The Big Texan Limo picked us up so I did not have to unhook the car. I would stay there again.

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I will say this is one of the nicest parks I have stayed in to date. I have covered over 350K miles in my RV and have stayed in most almost every state in the union you can get to. The view is fantastic, and I fear that it will be impossible to get a site here soon. The resort area of the Smokies is always packed during the fall but this place is a bit more expensive then most of them, and that might help out a bit. First time I think I have been happy for an expensive park. The views are amazing and the power is strong and the water pressure is good. They have cable TV, too. The sights are large. It has stamped concrete and they ask you to put boards under your jacks. I have air leveling so there is no issue there. The sites are either down by the lake, on the lake, or up top a bit overlooking the lower sites as well as the lake and the mountains are in the background. It is a wonderful location and they have an area for kids to play in the water. They are building boat docks so you do not have to pull your boat every night after being on the water. I would stay here again.

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This is a great campground. We arrived midweek so the place was mostly empty. Large sites and electric only. Great Lake and facility. There was nobody to do the checking when we arrived. We had out reservation and site emailed to us. We therefore have not paid the day use fee. I would stay here again.

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Arrived here and the registration shack was closed, so no entrance fee was collected. We had an email telling us our site number and sometime during the first day they came by and put a sign on our post with the checkout date. Park was mostly empty, while the COE park across the water was half full. I guess if you have the golden age pass it was cheaper to stay there. The sites at the state park were electric only with a couple water hydrants spread around the park. Bath house were clean but the light shut off too soon so at night it was kind of dark walking out of it. Otherwise it was a great park and I would stay there again.

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Paid cash, so it was 30 dollars. The layout as mentioned is odd, but works. I saw one review that said they could not get level. Either it was a different park or they changed things. Everything was pretty level on all the lanes that I could see. My auto leveling just went into level with no real movement. The power was strong and OK water. Did not hook to the sewer, as I was only there one night. We are passing through after leaving Yellowstone East Entrance and this was 248 miles from the west entrance and took 7 and a half hours. You look over the town's rodeo grounds and football field. Nice shade but still could get my DirecTV. But not all sites might be able to shoot through the trees. There is one older trailer here and two others that are a step away but still look serviceable. All the rest in here are passing through, though some stay more then a night. We walked to Crazy Woman pub about a five min walk hand gad one of the best prime rib dinners I have had in a long time. We would stay here again.

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This is one of the only games in town for a big rig. It is nice with grass and the sites were large enough just barely. They could probably remove one row of sites and have enough room to park cars and then still be able to get the rig up and down the rows. Not a huge issue but still it is annoying. Lots of rules but they make for a quiet campground. The docks were not in yet but the water was pretty cold when we were there too. The wifi is weak is an understatement. The place was not full but the wifi was so weak you would see the MIFIs come on all over. This could be a 10 with a working wifi. It is not like you are going back to nature as you are right near town and the roads. I did not hear any road noise in my site but then again I was a long way from the road. I know when I was right on the road last time you could hear it but only in the day time really.

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This is a gem of a park. Off the interstate but you do not hear much noise. All the sights are pull thru and full hookup. There is enough room to maneuver a big rig around in there. The owner is on premises and takes great pride in his campground. He came and shook my hand as I was leaving and asked us to come back when we were in the area. He was on the way to clean up the bath house again that morning. The WiFi was a bit spotty but if that is your only complaint then we are doing well. The reason I mention it is the other reviews said it was great. I will say that when we got there ether was just the WiFi listed and by the evening all the different MiFis were out. I would camp there again.

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Easy in and out. Not very crowded. Good wifi internet as a result. Full hookups but cable was very light on channels so we did not get it. Close to Wall Drug and the badlands so staying here 2 nights on the way west. Train went by at 6 in the morning but very slowly.