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The park was surprisingly full when we arrived for our week stay. Staying for a week often gets you a reduction from the daily rate. We paid $290 for 7 days and that included tax. I believe it was a 15% reduction over the daily rate. The park has concrete sites and paved roads. There are mature trees and landscaping between the sites. While there is not a huge amount of room between the sites, the landscaping makes it feel a little more spacious. There was plenty of room to sit outside in chairs, watch the outside TV, and even do our morning workouts. The park has free WiFi that worked pretty well, but you are limited to emails and basic web searches. Our Verizon air card worked pretty well, but we did have periods of slow downs. The bathrooms are in good condition and had handicapped showers and toilet stalls. There were 8 washing machines and 10 dryers in the laundry room. Washes cost $1.50 and dryers were $1.00. Extra capacity dryers were $1.50. A few of the surprising perks in this park were a huge lush grass area across from the office that well mannered pets are allowed to run on while off leash. There is also a more rustic area in the back of the park that has a path around it where pets can also be off leash. Plenty of doggie waste bags and containers are around the park. There is a heated pool, rec room and showers. You are also allowed to wash your own rig at your site if you desire, or have a service do it for you. A car wash area is provided by a separate dump station for free use as well. Although close to the highway, road noise was never a problem. I would stay here again.

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The best way I can describe this park is "rustic". Other than a fairly good size swimming pool, there is not a whole lot else for amenities. The roads are paved, but the sites are dirt and gravel, and weeds grow freely in the sites. The individual sites are chalked out, kind of like a little league baseball field, just not near as straight. Some of the sites are big and roomy, and others are chalked on top of each other. When I hooked up to the electrical box I noted that there were 50, 30, and 20 amp receptacles in the box. I plugged into the 50 amp plug and closed the box door. However on the outside of the door a sticker read "30 amp electrical only". The major (and only) real draw to the park is hiking. There are trails of various lengths and difficulty from easy to strenuous. We did one 5 mile hike that took us on an elevation change of 600'. The other less popular activities are bird watching, and stargazing. The sky here is total darkness at night. The cell service here in near zero, and I only say near because we managed to get brief weak signal either late at night or very early in the morning. And that was with our Verizon air card in the router, with a power booster and an exterior antenna. The cell phones themselves had zero signal. The on site restrooms and showers are old, and not handicapped accessible. Two portable toilets were nearby that had handicapped access, but still no handicapped shower facility. There is a store on site, but it was closed up while we were here, so I am not sure if it was operating or not. The camping fees at the park were $37 a night for an electrical hook up site, and that doesn't include a $10 National Park entry fee, if you don't have a National Parks Pass.

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This was our first visit to the park in 6 years, and we were very happy with the upgrades. However, there are some specifics that you need to be aware of if you come to the park after April 16th. That starts the "off season" and reservations are no longer accepted. All sites are on a first come, first serve basis, both full hook up and dry camping. The kiosk at the entry station only accepts credit cards, no cash. And the machine will only let you pay for one day at a time. So if you stay multiple days you must get a fresh tag from the machine every day. Also since there are no reservations in the off season, if you see a site you like when you drive in and verify that it is empty, claim it right away. Then go to the kiosk and get your tag. If you wait someone else may by in the site by the time you finish looking around. I will stay here again.

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Rather than repeat all the past reviews, I will try to add some additional information. We used the weight room facilities often during our week stay. The room was always clean and organized, the fans were on, and the TV was functional and available. The temp in the room could have been a bit cooler, but it was tolerable. The grounds crew was always busy keeping the grounds looking sharp. We did find the gate guards inconsistent though. We had various visitors during our stay, and some guards would make the guest call us for permission to allow them entry, and others would just wave them through. The only real negative about the park is the always present jet noise from the planes taking off and landing at McCarran airport. I will stay here again.

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This was an OK park, but not great. If you can't get a premium site, the standard sites are quite narrow, and close together. The rate paid was for a weekly rate. We had a standard site in the back of the park, but was still noisy. We were right in back of what looked to be a sewer pump, which was making noises all night long. We had to position the rig so we could access the storage bay doors, which left about 4' between our rig and the 2' tall hedge that separates the sites. Fortunately our neighbor was gone most of the time or we would have been listening to his TV most of the time. The pool and facilities are clean and well kept, and are open until 10 PM which was nice. The local golf course uses a sound machine that makes a loud popping noise to scare away wild life off of the course, which also worked well on our terrified dog. Even though this park is convenient to San Jose and Morgan Hill, the negatives were not worth the price for me. I would stay somewhere else next time in the area.

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I have stayed at this park several times and in the past I've had a good experience. However, this time I was sorely disappointed. We stayed as part of a mini rally with about 15 other rigs. When we arrived at our assigned site, it was not fit for occupancy. It was still in the process of being cleaned - which should have been completed prior to our assignment. On a positive note, it was a great rally and our group had full use of the clubhouse each day we were there. The rally went well with the park helping out where ever they could. During our stay, the park was very busy and almost full. This was the second year for our rally at this park and we will be back next year.

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We have stayed at this forested campground years ago and decided to come back for a visit. Our site was sloped quite a bit from back to front, which caused the front wheels of our MH to be off of the ground. The trees were very close and our front door opened between two trees, which made it kind of an obstacle course getting in and out of the door. All of the usable space was behind the rig. The 50 amp service worked well, and there was a water faucet close enough to the rig so I could get water at the site using about 75' of water hose. The big negative for me was the addition of the new "pay dump station" at the front entry. The price of the park was pricey in itself for the lack of full hook ups, but the new dump station charges a $10 per dump fee whether you are staying in the park or not. I stayed 5 days in the park, and brought a gray water tote to allow for the extended stay. I was shocked by $10 per use fee for registered campers. $2 to $3 would have been reasonable, but $10 is just ripping off the public. In my opinion, these unreasonably high fees will just encourage campers to illegally dump there gray water on the ground. I will not stay here again just because of the dump fee.

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This is a Class A MH only park just off of the strip in Vegas. Everything is top notch as many of the sites are owned and then rented by the park office. The only negative for us on this visit was that the site we had was a bit narrow with the slide extended, but still had sufficient room to hang around outside. The pool and workout room are very nice, as well as the hot tub and meeting room facilities. I will stay here again.

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It has been awhile since we stayed here and a few things have changed. First, the check in staff was new and confused. They were not sure about the length or amenities of the sites, so there was guesswork involved. Our first site was not wide enough for our MH with the slides out due to tree branches. We had to look at several other sites and finally settled on one that was water and electric only. Since it was only for one night it was acceptable, but not what we had reserved. The campground "guide" was a worker in a truck that would show you around, but was not too familiar with the sites either. He also acknowledged that the trees were in dire need of trimming. A decent campground, but I would not go out of the way to stay here.

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This is the best rated park in the area, and after driving around and looking at the others, I believe that it is correct. The parking pads are paved, and there is a small concrete patio. The picnic table takes up the whole patio, but can be drug off to the side if you wish. The rest of the sites are gravel. There is a pool and hot tub, which get a bonus point from me. The staff is friendly and tried to accommodate our request for a site that we could get satellite reception, but was wrong (site #69). Rather than pack up and move we just used the cable, witch was a little snowy. You are close to the I-40, but at night the traffic noise is acceptable. Our Verizon air card worked well. Good spot to visit the local sites. I would stay here again.

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We have stayed here before, and not much has changed. Gravel pull-through sites, no patios or landscaping. The site we stayed in, P-7, usually is for the bigger rigs and is in the front near the entrance. Some freeway and train noise, but not overwhelming. Close to shopping and restaurants.

     

Abilene KOA

Abilene, Texas

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Kind of typical KOA, dirt/gravel roads and sites. Sites are kind of narrow, and are "Jack and Jill" style. If the park is busy, your neighbor will be staring at you out of their front door. Fortunately it was not too busy during our stay, and the RVs were staggered. OK for an overnighter, but that's about it. The road noise can be significant.

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This is a typical casino campground, grass, cement, but no trees or shrubs. It is well maintained, but kind of sterile. The campground is a ways from the casino, so the shuttle is necessary. The casino food and drink is pretty pricey, and the gambling games all have a "ante" required to play. There is a pool at the campground, but it was closed. There is no hot tub at the campground, but if you want to take the shuttle to the hotel/casino, you can use theirs. Not too realistic. OK location for a stop over, but I wouldn't recommend it for a long stay.

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Paved roads and parking pad. Site #18 is a long back-in site. Close to the visitor's center and the Crater to search for diamonds. A unique experience that was worth the trip. The campground was very full, so make reservations to ensure you get a site. Our Verizon air card worked well.

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Nice campground, but with it's distance from town; don't forget the milk. Nothing is close, and everything you need is quite a drive. The sites are paved as are the roads, but the patio is gravel. Decent space between sites. I would stay here again.