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Our trip to Fool Hollow was our shakedown trip after recently buying a used motorhome--wanted to learn all the ins/outs of the rig and possible problems before we headed too far from home. Fool Hollow was certainly a pleasant surprise! Forget the shakedown, we'll be coming back here again and again! Loved that within a few hours drive we can get out of the Phoenix heat to such a lovely recreation area. This park was exceptionally clean and well maintained. Sites are spacious and far enough apart that you have a sense of privacy. The trails are great and have benches along the way to just sit, relax and enjoy the scenery. The small lake was well-used by those fishing, boating, etc. Camp hosts are available to provide firewood and such.

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I do not understand the high ratings for this park -- they must be from people who have yearly lease sites or are fortunate enough to pull into one of the few "nicer" sites available. This is, by far, the worst Thousand Trails, if not the worst park I have ever stayed in: It is slim pickins' for even a passable site; the roads are narrow and steep with tight turns and one-way much of the way; sites are narrow, small, and unlevel; we can't put out the awning and once the slides are out, there is absolutely no room to place chairs to sit outside; the picnic table is at the back of the site on a slope and resting next to the road and neighboring site; the fire pit went under the RV once we parked; to park our truck so it doesn't hinder traffic ends up blocking any path to the RV (we have to crawl around and through bushes to get to the RV door); there is no sewer hook-up as most sewer sites (and nicer sites) are taken by yearly leases; the water pressure is nonexistent and we have to turn on the pump to flush the toilet; the power fluctuates so badly that we have to run the fridge on gas and the microwave won't even heat water; walking the dog in any open area is a mine field of stickers; low hanging trees block the use of our roof-mounted satellite dish for TV; there is no cell phone coverage; the closest restroom has a sign that says "continued vandalism will result in the restroom closing" leaving the occupants of this area (all without sewer hook-ups) without any facilities. I guess if I had a rig set-up for boondocking this park would be passable, but I don't so the lack of even the smallest pleasure like being able to sit outside my RV makes this Thousand Trails' stay absolutely the worst ever. Can I say anything nice about this park? Oh, yeah. . . the beach is within walking distance (big whoop-ti-do!). Regarding the checked items for facilities available: Out of 350 sites, only 42 have full hookups so saying that sewer is available is more like a lottery winning. And where is there 50 amp service in this park let alone consistent power? We're certainly not experiencing it!

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We stayed here three years ago: liked it then, like it now. Parallel pull through sites are great, with no problem getting in, or out with a 40 ft 5th wheel and long bed truck. Everything worked as stated above. Landscaping is very nice and it was a very soothing stay. Very pet friendly also. A relaxing pool or hot tub would have made it a 10. The setting is very serene being next to the Jedediah State Park with its tall Redwoods. Food at cafe across the street was very good. Personnel were very friendly and would definitely stay again.

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Not many positives about this 1000 Trails Preserve. One of the rangers should retire, quit, or get fired, very grumpy old man. Only limited sewers available in the A section which is assigned by the rangers because they are so small. Most rigs overlapped each other by about 5 feet in the rear. Sewer could only be dumped on even or odd days and if you left the sewer line down you would be in trouble. Large open sites in non sewer section were very adequate, but full of sticker burrs. Could use some weed killer to get rid of these. The park is constantly watering, however they charge you for washing truck or trailer, rip off. They also charge $5.00 to receive a UPS or Fed Ex package. Ranger said that was company wide: WRONG, we have stayed about 150 days in 1000 Trails this year and it is not a Company policy. What is Co policy is that each park may do what they must to increase revenue to keep the park open, so they nickel dime us to pieces. This park serves breakfast cooked in the back of their store: No thank you very much. This is deifinitely a rural park as it is in the middle of nowhere. Honey wagon service costs $15 and available twice a week. They have a dilapidated barn that used to house animals, now just an eyesore as it is not being kept up and a sign is posted that says keep out. Fishing is allowed and they will gladly sell you a fishing license and bait, what they don't tell you is that they feed the fish every morning. Not much fish being caught here. Also the lake is so cloudy, not sure if I would siwm in it, let alone eat anything out of it. All in all, not the best experience I have had at a 1000 Trails Preserve.

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It seems that 1000 Trails is on the downhill side of their existence. This could be a beautiful park if it was kept up. We selected an open site in the grass to receive satellite TV, which we did. Grass was about 6 inches tall and no one came by to mow in the two weeks we were here. Buildings are just short of dilapidated. Absolutely NO activities, no food facility, no pool, not much to do other than visit Yosemite. Many pot holes and during a rain, they even had to block off an entrance to our parking area as they did not prepare the surface properly and a large sinking mudhole appeared. Many other negative comments written by others still apply. It's run down and in need of repair and upgrading. Personnel were not the friendliest either. Their store, which is on the main hiway and far away from the park, is very expensive with their gas being the most expensive in the area. On the plus side, the price was right for 1000 Trails members. As a member park, I do not appreciate outsiders coming in and taking the nice spaces.

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America's Best is name only. Sites VERY close together. Very uneven sites made it hard to level our 5th wheel. Sites also slope pretty bad. Was assured I would get satellite TV from my site. I guess the lady did not know there was a big tree in line of sight to the south. Not a good park for dogs as no place to walk them except up and down the interior roads. Personnel were very friendly and knowledgeable about area. Tickets for certain shows available at the office. Vehicle/RV wash rack available, albeit expensive and foam brush had severe kink in hose limiting foam. Could not get ABC on cable, bummer, missed the ALCS. I asked maintenance personnel to blow leaves from site and was told they would be back in two hours (leaves), the guy gave a lick and a promise with a blower. We would look for another park if in the area again, however, this park has easy access to freeway and close to major shopping.

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A small but nice park. Sites close together. We were near a horse pasture and cemetery. Shutting down for season so not much going on. Probably one of the closest parks to downtown St. Louis but still a 25 mile drive. Easy freeway access but somewhat noisy because of this. We would stay here again.

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A nice well kept Thousand Trails Park. Shutting down for season, park folks were somewhat distracted by this chore. Clean and roomy and would stay here again. Nice park for walking dog.

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Nice wide open CG near Niagara Falls. Honey wagon available. Good exercise for dog. Back-ins were 90 degrees. Good interior roads. Getting ready to close for season so not much going on. Would stay here again if in the area.

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Very nice owners/managers who are very helpful with directions and where to go and what to see. They work constantly to insure the CG is well kept. Interior roads are narrow but maneuverable. Our site (86) was large but we did experience some electrical problems. The owner replaced the entire breaker box within 30 minutes of our arrival. We booked 4 months early but could not get a 50 amp (bah) site. We were here over Labor Day and I think the locals got those sites. We initially had to run our hot-water heater on propane, but eventually the power problem was resolved. Our site was directly across from the pool and rec hall so was a tad noisy, but it was a good noise, kids playing and everyone was settled down before night quiet hours. All wooded sites so no satellite TV but they have very good cable TV. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again in the future. Many small towns around here make this a very interesting place. I don't think you could get closer to Boston than here.

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Very disappointed with this KOA. First, water pressure was between 20 & 40 psi at the spigots. Not enough to take a shower in our rig. Had to fill fresh water tank and use our auxiliary pump to shower. When inquired about the maintenance department said I had something wrong with my rig. They did not know the difference between water flow and water pressure. Nothing wrong with my trailer water system. All I got was lip service from management, many folks were complaining about water. Second: Cable TV was not really cable, simply sat TV fed to sites by cable. I had about 7 channels that I could barely see. Had to resort to using DVD exclusively. Third: No control of kids throughout the park. Kids running everywhere, in and out of sites and in front of moving vehicles. Much unneeded underbrush contributing to an abundance of mosquitoes. On the positive side the dog walking service was great as was the tour of NYC, albeit a little costly, $99. per person, a good tour nonetheless. Carol was very nice.

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Close to Washington DC is the only good thing I can report about this park. Sites uneven and large rock made for difficult walking around site. Very outdated buildings. However, base had three golf courses. Rank has it's privileges. Park is in various stages of disrepair. Camp host is doing his best to keep the park going but the word is that no money will be spent on the park. This was very disappointing as this could be a great benefit to retired folks visiting the area. Would look for another campground in the area next time.

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As others have mentioned, this is one of the better 1000 Trails Preserves in the system. We THOROUGHLY enjoyed our stay here and are looking forward to coming back. Power and water were outstanding, sat TV available from some sites., some shaded sites and some in the sun. Nice folks and great activities including a luau and Polynesian dancers. Management is top notch and very friendly and accessible. Two nice pickle ball courts being used every day. One slight drawback is the number of Canadian Geese in the park, but not sure what can be done about them.

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A nice laid back (re: No activities) caretaker park. We stayed two weeks hoping to play some pickleball but no one wanted to do anything. Flooding seemed to be a problem as much rain arrived while we were there. Fairly close to many local sites, (within about 20 miles). New section for 50 amp power still being worked on but available for use. Many of these sites need more gravel and leveling. Sat TV is possible thru the trees. More fun was being had by staff than by members. This could be a great park with some activity. Many peranent or long term sites taken and these people seem to be living there instead of RV'ing. We would return, if only for a short period. We did enjoy the solitude of a fairly private site. Perhaps a little later in the season woud offer different results.

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I haven't given many 10's since starting reviewing parks but this is one of them. Nice treed site (103) and can even get rooftop sat TV thru the trees. Not just a CG but a real park. GREAT Dog area (off leash) and two beaches for the bowsers, ours loved it. Not far from downtown but yet feels like the country. Many trails, water park for kids, climbing wall, interpretive program, propane on site (albeit costly). Beautiful landscaping, 24 hour security and locked gate. We would definitely stay here again & again. Charleston should really be proud of this park.