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This is a pretty nice little campground for a Govt. owned place. We were very comfortable here and for the Morro Bay area, its cheap: cheaper than the army base across the street. There were actually several retired Navy personnel staying here instead of across the street. Pretty quiet except for the constant chirping of the seagulls, and the occasional skunk.

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Yikes! Fifty bucks for a state campground with zero amenities? They even wanted 8 bucks for Wi-Fi. Not a bad place: nice setting, clean, sort of isolated, but close to town. Virtually every RV park around Morro Bay is cheaper with more to offer. If the state of California thinks this is the way to economic recovery, well, I'm glad i don't live here. We drove as fast as our Dodge would pull us to a cheaper and nicer park called Morro Dunes. (Right on the water and 20 bucks cheaper.)

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Thank you, thank you, thank you, for this website. We were getting ready to do a week somewhere in the mountains with the family. Trees were important ! So we looked at the campgrounds website - nothing about cutting down all the trees. Thank you for providing a forum whereby we can check these things out. Poor old KOA is just about a thing of the past. If there is an overpriced campground it is sure to be a KOA. They have simply ceased to be a possibility for us anymore, too bad!

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Hmmm, this will be my umpteenth rating for this park. Heck, I just really love this place. Too bad there is not a (11) I can give them !!

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Now I am not in the habit of rating a park 10 unless the park goes far and away above the line of duty to earn it. This is one of those. Rancho Verde is a lot like the Desert Rose in Fernley Nevada. Rest rooms and showers that literally reek with clean. Grounds that are impeccably maintained, and owners that are people you are proud to know. Want to see the real meaning of Christian people? Stop by and visit them. The Wi-Fi was so good I was able to e-mail a file of 15 photos as fast on my laptop as I ever could at home on my desktop. Overall a really nice stay. Hmmm, think I'll stay another night just because I can. Try this place you will love it.

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You know, it's a darned shame that the KOA's are in such a state of disrepair. I assume this is because most of them are many, many years old, and are bought and sold over and over, and used as a cash cow and never improved on. This one is no exception. While it was once a really nice place, everything in the park is just plain tired. The showers were about as clean as can be expected given their age, but the shower stalls are very dark (unlit) maybe a blessing ? And please ! KOA ! whats with the mats you all use in your showers ? i have about lost all the skin on my feet because of them, and you all use them, OUCH ! My biggest complaint was while the park was less than half full, and there were spots very close to the showers, the elderly lady that checked us in placed us in a corner of the park, far from the showers, and next to a bunch of fishermen who drank and partied all night, and i had told her i was a disabled vet. and needed to be close to the bathrooms. Seems like KOA owners think they are in charge of where you stay and how you spend your money. i really think this will be our last KOA.

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When I stayed here in may I really liked it. I called to make reservations to take my wife out to Morro Bay later in the year, and what a run around I got. The owner didn't want to give me the same spot, even though I was giving him lots of lead time. Then refused to take my reservation without a credit card. He would not accept the fact that some of us don't use credit cards any more. He let me know in no uncertain terms that he wouldn't trust anyone without a card. I tried to explain to him that I was a minister and my word was good. Guess what ? He tells me he has heard that song and dance before. Too bad he has taken on that "we don't trust anyone" attitude so common in CA. I guess we will be taking our tourist dollars somewhere else from now on.

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Isn't it amazing how a rating can change overnight ? I have been stopping at the Border Inn for years now, and it has always been a pleasant experience. I stopped there in June on my yearly bike trip again. I first had a clue when I attempted to fill my bike with gas, something I do before turning in for the night. The pump would not accept my charge card; it kept telling me to see the cashier. I went inside where I was dealt with by a bunch of teenage girls who were apparently left in charge, (this had never been the case in the past). There were a bunch of teenage boys sitting, drinking, at the bar. None looked old enough to be drinking, but they were very obviously the teenage girls' boyfriends. The girl told me they had to "hold" my credit card while I filled up with gas. I asked why ? She told me it was because too many people drive off without paying. I asked how that was possible after scanning the credit card at the pump? She was without an answer to that. Seeing this for what it was, I took my card from her and payed cash for my gas. Before renting an RV spot for the night, I decided to at least check the place out a bit. I walked back to the bathrooms for the RV park and found they were using them for the bar and casino also. The shower rooms were filled with Indian kids playing in the showers with a bicycle, and they had urinated all over the toilet seats, etc. Needless to say I moved on to Ely for the night. It's a darned shame that when the older generation gives it up to the younger one, things begin to change, and not always for the better. I give it a one, just because there isn't a zero. Hang on to your personal information when buying something there. I suggest cash only ! Too bad, it was always a nice place.

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Here is one that is missed by everyone, including me, when I come to Morro Bay. This is a really nice, very quiet, clean, clean, clean park. It's pretty small and the Prevost crowd won't like it, but I have found a new home. The owner is a gem of a guy and is spending his life trying to pave the entire place with bricks. Yes, bricks. You must stop and see this, its really cool looking. I'll definitely stay here again.

     

Ely KOA

Ely, Nevada

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What the heck is going on with KOA ? I have been actively r.v.'ing for 25 years now. KOA's have become either completely worn out, or like this one, so independent and lacking in customer service, that they run long timers off. I called to make a reservation for the last weekend in May, and was told I had to pay for three days or not at all. Apparently they now have a rule that during holiday weekends, you either stay three days or get your behind down the road. I guess that's fine, there are other fine RV parks in Ely. I really think its time those of us that are paying the bill have some say so in the campgrounds. With the economy what it is now days, parks that treat folks like this will slowly go out of business. Without us, they have no business. I will certainly be taking my dollars to some other Nevada town. Hear that Ely Chamber of Commerce ?

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O.k. Now don't get me wrong here. I still think this is one of the top 3 r.v. parks i have ever seen. This time (I have finally joined the 21st century) when I went to use the wi fi, it was non-existent. I tried the motom hookup, nothing. I ask the park management about it and the reply I got was "yes everyone says it doesn't work" hmm, i think the park may be suffering from too many work campers. Someone needs to fix it, not just agree it don't work. Otherwise, same as every year, the cleanest, nicest park in the land. and "VERY" motorcycle friendly.

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I was not impressed with this park. The sites are not level, and are made of sharp gravel. The general condition is not good. the pool was nice looking but very cold (way too cold to use) the bathrooms and showers were not clean. As I showered the shower door fell off on me. It didn't break, but could have and would not have been pretty. i will just pass on this place from now on.

     

Ely KOA

Ely, Nevada

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I disagree. I thought this was a very nice KOA. I came on a motorcycle after being scared of the Border Inn. Park is very clean. Restrooms and showers were spotless. Yes, there is a little dust, but hey, you're in the desert. The people that run it were very nice to deal with and gave me a disabled veteran discount. Don't see that very often. If I was to find one thing wrong here it would be the awful prices of the food and snacks in the campground store. I would say 200% over store prices. But then the town's fast food places are just a mile down the road. I "will" stay here again.

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What a really nice place. Just a simple city park in Maybell, CO, (the whole town is only a few blocks long) with everything you need for a quiet evening. Nothing whatsoever to do in Maybell, that seems to be the charm here, just really quiet. Excellent cafe across the street and small store next to it, with gas pumps. I believe this is also in the same county as Craig is, and it looks like this is also county owned facility. I will bypass Craig for this one. It was great!

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The county in Craig, CO has put in RV sites at the fairgrounds. All trailers park on level asphalt along the fence with hookups. The county built a beautiful shower house that is kept spotless. What a relief from the high priced KOA in the area. I wish more cities and counties would do this.