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A newer park now at 10 years old and a very nice place to visit. Park has open sites in the sun on cement pads and sites with some tree cover with gravel parking. Some gravel sites could be a little mudded if you have rain but most would be OK. All sites have 30/50 amp, water, sewer, table, cable TV with 60 or 70 channels, Wi-Fi at cub house that will work on lots of sites but not ones near Hwy 46. Wi-Fi is in need of more bandwidth. Test show down load speed at .75 Mbps and up load speed to be .61 Mbps or a slow DSL speed for one house. We used our Verizon 4G MiFi and Verizon cell phone with no problems. Park was dark and quiet at night for good sleeping. Park is very clean and well taken care on and has single stream recycling, a nice plan. Large propane station near office. Small amount of road noise from I-95 and Hwy 46 but was not a problem. As you drive up to office you have three large parking places to pull into before you go to your site, use this place to unhook the tow if you need to. Staff was helpful and rate was with a Good Sam discount. Club house and pool were very nice. No open fires in this park.

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This is only an update to my last review. This place is super nice and a great place to visit. On this stop over we noted a couple items. The Passport American rate is gone at this time but will be back in place around the first part of May. Passport's website had not been updated to shown this change. Next problem is the Wi-Fi system. It is totally useless. I run a speed test as soon as I could get it to work off Google and found speed to be 0.29MBps down and 0.44 MBps up. That is slower that a very old dial up line. This park has 140 sites, this will be lots of fun as soon as this park is full of people. A park this size would need 10 to 15 MBps or more if someone is hogging up the bandwidth on Skype or Netflix. Everything other than Wi-Fi worked well with our nice level site. We used our Verizon 4G MiFi to work and it was running on 3G only and very slow as well. Verizon cell phones worked with no problems.

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This is an update on my last review of this park. This park is a winner yet. Now park has upgraded and added free Wi-Fi that works at your site. We understand all AL parks will have Wi-Fi soon. Sewer on each site is a big plus here as well. Check of bathhouse found it spotless or the same as our last time here. Parks people work hard all the time to keep everything clean and looked nice. On the review that said park had ants. This is true and you have sugar ants all over the southern parts of the USA. Ants have been here for ever. This information in printed on the map you receive at check in, notes are posted at bathhouse over ants and most people know that ants like to eat your food so do not let them. We had no problems due to ants on our stay, could be the cool weather. Lots of great places close by to shop and eat seafood.

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This park is very large and has two campground loops A and B. The A loop is very small and would be hard to get a large RV into, more on the tent or pop up type of place. The B loop is newer and has more room. Sites are level with a cement pad, 20/30/50 amps, water, table, BBQ cooking equipment, trash can, and fire ring on the ground. RV's up to 40 feet (can fit) in B loop but not a good plan. You can do the reservation on line and never go to the check in office. You drive to your site and set up. Park workers will have a sign on your site with the dates and your name. Bathhouse was clean and set up for ADA use. The laundry machine (in bathhouse) were super size and cost $1 each to wash or dry a load. Lots of trees here, very quiet, large lake for fishing. We could pick up a small number of TV channels over the air. Sat. dish will work on most sites but not all. Verizon cell phone had two bars and Verizon 4G MiFi was running on 3G with two bars. Rate was half off due to age 62 or older.

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A very nice COE park that sets next to Catoma water way and this leads you into the AL river. The COE reworked this park and did a great job. Everything is all new. The sites are all cement, very long and wide, hundreds of feet on each side of the site, level, have 30/50 amp, water, sewer, BBQ cooked equipment, fire ring, light pole, and large table. Lots of sites are now pull through and some sites had to be 150 to 200 feet long. You could park anything in here. Sites are set on 45 deg. angle so very easy to back in. Tons of room in this park to walk or ride a bike. The park is locked at night so you need a code to get in. Staff was super nice as check in. We do not use the bathhouses but in checked them I found everything to be very clean, and setup for ADA use plus an AC system. Bathhouse had two washers and two dryers that cost .75 cents each. New playground equipment for the kids to use. Nice dump station. Park is dark at night. Verizon cell phone worked well with full bars, MiFi 4G had three bars. We had ten TV channels over the air. Sat. dishes will work on most sites but not all. Park is full of large pine, oak, and hickory trees. All the roads are new, wide and blacktop. The COE out did them self on this rework job. You may pick up a little jet noise off Maxwell AFB at times. I wish other parks were half as nice as this place. Rate per night was on our Golden Age card. Not a lot of places out here to buy anything so pack it in before you come. Super markets are around 18 miles one way.

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A very nice State Park that sets next to Lake Walter F. George. You have three campgrounds loops here to pick from. The Deer Court is for the larger RV's. Our site had 50 amps, water, sewer, long pull through, level, blacktop site, table, BBQ cooker, lots of space on each side plus front and rear, noise free, dark at night, and a dead Wi-Fi system. The hookups worked with no problems. Lots of sites are under trees and others are not. If you have a Sat. dish, pick the right site before you pay. We could pick up two channels over the air on TV. The Clark Loop and Barbour Loop has 30 amps and water only with back in blacktop sites. All hookups are on the wrong side plus sites are very short. The AL Loop is now only used for RV storage. Tons of room in this park to walk or ride a bike. The check in system changed four years ago as others have noted. Now you drive to the marina to pick up a gate code, next go find a site you like, and go back and pay for it and then return to your site. This is around a three mile trip one way. The park has a locked gate so you need a code to get in. Two key pads to use, one low and one higher up for tall RV's. The top key pad would not work. Office made no notes to repair it and told me it was working. I check mileage back to Walmart and it was 12 miles south on Hwy 431. You have lots of places to eat in city plus other super markets as well to pick from. We do not use the bathhouses but checked them I found everything to be very clean, setup for ADA use, and cool with an AC system. On washer and dryers we have our own but I do check the machines. I found two new washers at $1 each, other washers and dryers with rust and wear at .75 cents each. Nice wash room with places to work and places to set down. Laundromat is next to the locked gate, a good ways to any camp sites. Verizon cell phone worked well with full bars, MiFi 4G had no service, 3G worked well with three bars. Rate was based on a Sat, Sun, and Monday stay. Sat. and Sun, cost a little more. Lots of permanent residents in the Deer Loop and have been here a long time. Discount if you are over 62 years old.

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This park has 30 sites and more will be added later. Lots of room all around your site with nice green lawns. Site pads were good size with a patio, level, and no table. Sites have the correct angle to back in with little problems. Loop road in park was on the small side, one lane. All hookup's worked well and water pressure was 75 lbs. You can pick up a good number of TV channels over the air. Your Sat. dish will work on most all sites. Wi-Fi was strong and very fast at 3.0 MB's down and .5 MB's up in the day time but test each night showed someone was hogged all the bandwidth with Skype or Netflix. Park has propane. Rate was with Passport America. Military discount half off as well. Verizon cell phone and MiFi worked well here. Walmart is 15 miles S/W in Foley and Camping World is N/W in Robertsdale on Hwy 59. Park is on farm land and has low noise less the dogs in a large cage on east side of park who bark at times. Light road traffic noise in day, no traffic at night. RV people here were very happy and friendly. Nice park and we would return.

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We like this park and we come here a lot. Park is clean and staff keeps it that way. All the hookups work with no problems. Check in was fast with no problems. Sites are level and long in most cases. No tree problems over site as well. All the newer reviews feel the same way we do. Only problem is the Wi-Fi system. Couple weeks ago we were here and Wi-Fi was up and down. Office called service to fix it, no action was taken. Now weeks later we are back again and Wi-Fi is the same. I was told the hold system was replaced. Company that services Wi-Fi come out and worked most of the day, no change. It will work one min or one hour and then drops off. On the last two days It did work OK so I hope it is fixed now. Outside that, park is great to me. Verizon cell and MiFi worked with no problems.

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Betty is a great host and she takes good care of her RV people. We feel like we have come back home each time we visit. Sites are close here and that makes up part of the fun. Everyone is very close and this carries on into your stay here. Everyone in the park shows up at "Betty's Louisiana Room" for Happy Hour to talk about anything under the sun and what we did that day plus all the other days in our life. Park is all gravel with 30 or 50 amps, water, and sewer. No bathhouses here. Wi-Fi is free and fast, no problems with anything. Some TV stations over the air but no cable TV service. Your sat. dish will work on all sites. A little road noise in day time but at night this drops off and was not a problem. You have a lot of places to visit around Abbeville and Betty can point them out. Cajun food is great at well. Local jam sessions take place close by so ask Betty how to find them. An Indian Casino near by if you wish to use it. You will find RV people come here over and over so come on down and get caught in Betty's web. One more item to see is the Lake Peigneur disaster site 12 miles east of Abbeville at Rip Van Winkle Gardens near New Iberia.

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We like this park. You have everything you need here and it all works well. The Wi-Fi works well but is very low on bandwidth, outside that we have no complaints. All sites have a very small slope front to rear to help drain off rain water but it is so small you will have no problems leveling up. All sites will fit any size rig you drive or pull in here. The place is clean all the time, no dog waste, no trash on grounds, only what we all like to see, clean grounds. Park is full of items to play with if you wish. Pool is super size as well. We only used this park on this trip as a base camp for Mardi Gras. We would be happy to return here anytime as we have in past years. I see this park now has 100 park models if you do not have an RV. Most are across the small pond from the RV sites. You will pick up a little road noise from Hwy 195, and at times the train will roll by, but this was not a problem.

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This is a beautiful park. Everything is like new, clean and well laid out. You have back in and pull through sites. Sites are FHU with 42 TV cable channels, Wi-Fi and all level cement pads. Lots of nice trees in this park. Sat. dish with work on most sites but not all. If dish is on the ground it will need to be in 3 feet of RV unit per the rules. Staff has the right to refuse rigs over 10 years or older and no popup's, tents, vans, or conversion vans. Landscape is like that of an upscale hotel you stay in. At night (near center of park) you have a large wood burning fire ring to set around if you wish. No open fires at your site. Laundry center was lager and had super size machines. Bathhouse was like ones in a high dollar hotel. Gates are locked at night and you have a code to get in. Staff was helpful at check in and they lead you to your site. Park was noise free most of the time. Only items to point out and they are not the parks fault. The loud booming or bass sounds are here yet (Friday night). I think this is coming from a house close by on S/W side of park and we could not hear it inside the MH. The other problem is the Wi-Fi system. It was very slow at 0.11 MB's down and 0.15 MB's up. So I powered up our Verizon MiFi 3G air card with 5 bars and run speed test again and only found 0.23 MB's down and 0.28MB's up. Next day Wi-Fi system was out of service. This problem would be with the telephone office and poor bandwidth on DSL. All DSL, T1's, and high speed internet services runs on telephone equipment. Rate was on Good Sam. We will return again.

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This is only an update to my last review. Only changes we see from last year is park now has Wi-Fi at the camp store. Camp store has rocking chairs you can use. I found a 120 VAC outlet if you need one. Speed was fast at 6.5 MB down and 1.0 MB up, will work best on sites 1-56. Other sites may or may not be in range. Also works well at the club/meeting house. Talked to staff and found plans are in place to cover the hold park soon. This will be the only park in FL to get a Wi-Fi system. Camp store has a jar to help cover the cost of Wi-Fi so stop by and drop a little money in it. This park is beautiful yet, staff works hard all the time to keep it that way. Park was close to full in late Oct. Rate were due to FL seniors. It would great if all parks were as nice as this one. New small size Wal-Mart store 1 mile west of park on Hwy 98 is now open.

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All roads and sites are blacktop, sites were level. Sites 1 through 56 have 20/30/50 amps, water, sewer, table and a BBQ grill and no problem to get in and out of site. Sites have around 100 feet of space on each side. Sat. systems will work on most sites but some sites may be blocked due to tall pines trees (water front sites are no problem). We could pick up a lot of channels over the air on TV as Mobile, AL is very close by. Verizon cell and MiFi 3G air card worked well here. If you like to fish or rest this is a great place to do it on Ducker Bay. Gates are locked at night and you have a code to get back in. Staff was very friendly and helpful at check in. No open fires are permitted except in grills provided. Sun sets were great. You can see the lights in Mobile at dark. The two bathhouse are new and are set up for ADA use. You have two ADA sites next to one bathhouse. You will pick up road noise from Hwy 90 and I-10 but inside it will be hard to hear. Park has a boat ramp and fishing pier inside park. Found small play ground set for the kids. Lots of great seafood places to eat close by. Wal-Mart super center and Publix supermarket are around five miles for shopping. Rate was due to seniors.

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This is one of the better COE parks we have been in to date. This park has two large loops. Each loop has lots of sites on the lake. You have lots of space on each side of your site. This park is on the Tenn-Tom Waterway. Staff was nice at check in and helpful. This park has all tree sites. Sat. systems will not work on most sites but if you have a dish on the ground you may get it to work on some sites. We could pick up a number of channels over the air on TV but was on the poor side. All sites have 30/50 amps, water, table, fire ring, and the hook pole. Sites are cement, level, and no problem to get in and out of. Nice dump station on the way out of park with two lanes. Play ground equipment for the kids. Park is dark at night but has some lights. No noise in this park. Verizon cell and MiFi air card worked well here. The price was due to Golden Age card. Gates are locked at 10:00 pm and you have an exit gate to get out if you need to start before gates are open but cannot get in due to tire killers on this exit. If you like to fish or rest this is a great place to do it on Lake Aberdeen. I checked the two bathhouses and looked at the showers. Did not see the problem (you had too go through the first shower to get to the second shower). The ADA shower is at the end of the room and the other shower is on the left before you get to the ADA shower.

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The other reviews are on the money. I will also say this is one of the top COE parks we have been in to date. Park is more like an RV sub-divide. You have 100 feet on each side of your site. This park is on the Tenn-Tom Waterway. Staff was nice at check in and helpful. This park has tree sites and open sun sites with trees in rear of site. Sat. systems will work on most sites but not all. We could pick up a number of channels over the air on TV. You have sites 1 through 13 and 64 through 76 with sewer. You can see river barge traffic from sites 74-76, 84-86, 88-89, 91-94. All sites have 30/50 amps, water, table, fire ring, and the hook pole. Sites are cement and level. Nice dump station on the way out of park. Play ground equipment for the kids. Park is dark at night but has some lights. You may see the deer walking around in park at night. No noise in this park. Verizon cell and MiFi air card worked well here. The price was due to Golden Age card. Gates are locked at 10:00 pm and you have an exit gate to get out if you need to start before gates are open but cannot get in due to tire killers on this exit. If you like to fish or rest this is a great place to do it. Nice to see the tugs boats moving up and down the water way with large barges. To get here can be a trick. From Columbus, travel four miles north on Hwy 45, at Hwy 50 turn west, then take Hwy 373 go north two miles NW to Stinson Creek Rd, on left side (like a big V in road), NW on Stinson Creek Rd 1/2 mile NW to Barton Ferry Road, turn left. You will see the Brown sign, turn left. GPS 33.60465 -88.46562 will take you to Barton Ferry Rd & road into the park. As you near the park you will see a gate house ahead. This is for the day use park only. Look for the Campground sign and turn left.