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You have stayed in this park. Close to a very busy and noisy freeway. Camp hosts are clearly unhappy. There is a neighbor who circles in the dust outside the campground on his dirt bike. A Dump Truck pulls through in the morning somewhere close to 5AM. The brochure on the park has two pages of legal restrictions. The sign-in card has to be printed on both sides so you can see what they are NOT responsible for. Even the stop signs have a warning that if you tamper with them it is a $250 fine. “Would you like to spend the winter with us?” Are you kidding? Bottom Line: don’t bother. It takes more than the name “Resort” to be a good park. Please. P.S. Did I mention they are not pet friendly?

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This is a pet friendly / people friendly park. Delightful dog run - Folks stopping by. There are small trees in this well taken care of gravel park. Escapees are 12$ plus 10.5 per KWH. Very nice for an overnight stay.

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I would love to give this park a good review. Why? Location: Sea Stacks and driftwood beaches, gorgeous Olympic Peninsula. So here is the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good: One of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. The campground is physically a step up from the Quileute Lonesome Creek Campground down the road. There are 24 brand new (4/2009) wide full hookup campsites all with a great view and easy beach access. The bad: Someone put a lot of money into this, but it is not maintained or well staffed. Yelling Housekeepers, abrupt office staff, dirty restrooms, Laundry facility adjacent to restrooms has a washer/dryer, but no access! WI-FI is slow to frustrating (4 minutes to bring up Google). The sites have cable hookup but no cable. The ugly: No attempt to clean in the RV section during our 4 day stay. It just kills me to see such a fantastic place being run into the ground so quickly. $47 a night was outrageous given the issues. Area Notes: The area has poor cell coverage. Also the Twilight series of books/movie takes place in nearby Forks, so be aware of traffic and teenage angst/driving/noise. Bottom line – Great location, but the problem is price, customer service, and no maintenance.

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We planned to stay 2 days, and ended up staying two weeks! The location is very convenient to lots of activities. Mount Erie is a short drive. Also the city of Anacortes is sweet. Finally the ferries are close by and we spent some days in the San Juan Islands. The park has a huge dog run, and that was important to us. There are lots of fir trees. The hosts were very accommodating to all our changes. The folks in the camp were friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this attractive park.

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Traveling across Northern Washington on Highway 20, just skirting the Canadian border, we found this great little campground just off the route to Republic (on Highway 21). The owners keep it immaculate, and were very friendly and glad to see us. The folks in the park were friendly too, and glad to let us in on their little secret – a quite campground off the beaten path. Don’t look for TV or Wifi if you come here, but if you will suffer withdrawal then bring your dish. Loved it and the people.

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We stayed in the gated area of the park and inn for two days. Our slot was by the small laundry. Sites were nice with trees and grass. The lake is close by. Folks were friendly, and my site was a back in site, and the staff was very helpful getting it safely docked. The rating reflects that while the campground is nice, it is expensive for the services delivered. Cautions: There are no circuit breakers on the power dock. Note there is no store, restroom/shower facilities, or propane, and the cost is higher than we are used to. This is a mixed community of long and short termer's.

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The Good: This is a safe neighborhood with low crime. If you have to visit or work in North Dallas this may be your best alternative. We arrived after hours and there was no provision for us even though we had made a reservation. This is a mixed camp with Mobile Homes, Trailer Residents, and folks passing through. The Bad: Slots are among the narrowest that I have seen. Thank goodness the slot next to us was empty. The Ugly: Sewer hookup was a dirt hole, no threads or anything. Some folks had sewer vents that went up above their units. No air conditioning in the rest rooms. I found a working stall in the men’s room and it had a good view of a 5th wheel trailer. The next one was jammed, and the third I used my hat to lock it. The one woman I saw in the Laundry had heat stroke – no air conditioning.

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We stayed here for a night. I could not help myself and went up into the turrets on the corners! Tennis courts, pond, fountain, walks in the center (no pets). Slots are narrow (but room for slides), with picnic table and some patios. There are separation fences. If you have time stick your head in the store. I imagine that this is a good park for kids. Good park but check out cautions below. Wildlife: Check out the ground hog action next door (abandoned factory just to the east). Worth a look just to see the action. Caution 1 – Web lovers – Recommend do not use the Web form but call for reservations. Caution 2 – GPS users - Call for directions – Address maps to several wrong locations in town. True location is out west of town past Loop 335 (Exit 64 on I40) and actually on old root 66! Caution 3 – Tow vehicles / low clearance - there is a deceptive entrance and clearly folks scrape tow hitches etc. Come in slow and at an angle. Caution 4– Tall Rigs - Registration has a 13 foot rain port. Drive to the right and you can bypass.

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First of all, this park is close to the Garden of the Gods, which is a unique and beautiful attraction. Also, it is close to some of the most beautiful Rocky Mountain drives – say up to Cripple Creek and the gold mining areas. The campground has a simple restaurant - that will deliver to your site. It is fun to hear them hit the “come and get it” triangle in the morning. They have a nightly hay ride. There are all kinds of campers here, from tents to cabins. The campground is large and there is room for good walks by the creek and dam. My wife appreciated the patio, lots of restrooms, and multiple laundries! A surprise when USA today was delivered in the morning. There is camp side garbage pickup. A camping world is two minutes away.

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Every once in a while you come across a park that is special. You need to stay here for a few days or longer to explore the Big Thompson River, Estes Park, and the Rockies trails and scenic roads. Our site backed up to the river, and we loved sleeping with the windows open and the sound of the river behind. This park also has a large dog run, and this was great for socializing with other dog lovers, and for the dogs to get a chance to meet and run together. More parks should have this. There were events constantly, and it is great to dance under the moon and stars even if it is Karaoke! We loved this park, and we will be back for longer! Techies: WiFi was great but cellular can be an issue.

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Is that a water treatment facility? If the wind is right you can get a surprise. Also the sewer system needs work. We have not had these problems at other camps. Folks were friendly; you get your own garbage can (mine had a tire weight to keep the lid from blowing off). Otherwise the camp is unremarkable. OK for overnight, but dump at your next opportunity.

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We stayed here the night before July 3. Some serious expansion is in progress in the park to make more space available. Check in folks were friendly, and they have a great breakfast deal. Sites are barren and close together. Sewer connections are far and deep. I saw several folks with new hardware/hoses to accommodate the unusually deep or distant set up. Staff is diligent and the camp was very clean. OK but expensive for an overnighter.

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We stayed here for 5 days before July 4 weekend playing virtual grand parents to friends in a 5th wheel. The camp has many pine trees and most of the folks that stay here have children. There are lots of folks in Cabins and Teepee's. It reminded me of camping as a boy and I loved the pine forest, camp fires, and the small pond out back. The location is great with Deadwood, Custer, Jewel Caves, Mammoth site, and monuments – Rushmore and Crazyhorse close by. Take the 1880 train from Hot Springs to Keystone. This is a great place to stay if you want to see the Black hills. Wi-Fi is free and very good. Cell phone connection is poor to frustrating. Water pressure was low in our site. Bottom line, loved it. Hosts Hammers were very good to us.

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The good: If you want a quick stop for the night. Just say no to any extras (like cable). Folks were friendly on arrival. The bad: permanent residents have all the slots away from the freeway, leaving campers against the freeway. WiFi did not work for us. The ugly: Very bad truck noise. A lot of Engine/Jake breaks due to the fuel station at the intersection.

     

Lyman KOA

Lyman, Wyoming

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This campground just has a good feel. The manager was great when we checked in and guided us to our camp with wide turns and putting us right where we needed to be. A lot of effort goes in to keeping the place in order and green. Other visitors were caught in the atmosphere and everyone was chatty and friendly. The site is not paved, but the grass is robust even for big rigs and we loved our grassy site. Why not a better score? There was no place to put pet trash by the pet walk, and only one dumpster. But this is small stuff. We will stay here again if we are ever back this way.