Ray Waugh

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I agree with the earlier reviews, down to the fact that it takes a bit of skill to get a 38 foot fifth wheel into site 19, with all those trees. That said, other sites were more difficult, but not impossible. We had a bit of mud, but power was good, as was the water. The dump station is very convenient. Lots of privacy (a forest of paper birch trees) and lots of serenity (no WiFi, no TV but for one Canadian station, no cable TV, no AT&T cell service, no Verizon cell service and no newspaper. The cafe, which serves nice sandwiches, has WiFi and is a short drive away. We spent five nights there, and were as happy as hermits can be.

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This is a boater's and fisherman's dream! The park has three RV sections (not including the primitive area with no power, no water, no sewer). Ziebach Campground, the oldest, has 50A and water, and is like camping on a golf course, with broad and manicured lawns and pull thru sites good for most big rigs. Howard Campground, the second oldest, is like Turtle River State Park, with sites located in the cottonwoods and brush, offering lots of privacy. LaRose Campground, the newest, has sewer and is parallel sites out in the open. The bait shop/office has a small store with essentials (and terrible frozen pizza), which is handy inasmuch as the nearest town (Devil's River) is 15 miles away. Boat ramp and fish cleaning station for the fishermen. Our site took a bit of work to level up.

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This is a place for hermits, a tranquil and serene little place to escape the noisy world. Some pull-thru sites are a bit tight for big rigs, as #57 turned out to be for us. But, #58 was perfect for our 38 foot, three slide RV. We had our own private little glade, isolated from everyone else by the brush and cottonwoods. Good Verizon and good AT&T cellphone and data reception. Very quiet - no noise but for the wind in the trees.

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This park has a lot of back-in sites, but only a few pull-thrus. We asked for and got a pull-thru, but it was less than ideal. The pull-thru sites are narrow and crowded, and the utilities are set up in a very strange way. Sewer was at the back of the site and water/power at the front, and we could not reach both at the same time. We wound up running our power cable to the site next door to get our power there. Staff is friendly and helpful, and the park is handy to Bemidji. Good WiFi, good cable TV.

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We like this place. The spaces are out in the open (most of them), but they are large and roomy. The staff is wonderful, as is the very good WiFi. No cable TV, but Duluth has plenty of broadcast stations. This place is close to delightful Duluth, but far enough away to be quiet at night.

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This place is a hidden gem, the best urban RV park we've seen in two years of full-timing. Paved sites, manicured lawns (like RVing on a golf course) and handsome old trees for shade. Pretty good Wi-Fi. Train noise at night (two trains, usually). Close to Angeli's market, one of the best we've found in the USA. No credit cards accepted - checks only.

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The very helpful people who run this park saved our bacon. We had reservations at another CG in town and once we saw it, we decided to go elsewhere. Our GPS informed us that this place was the nearest and gave us the phone number. At the last minute, and at the tail end of the local auto show, they gave us a 50A pull through site with a spacious lawn. No cable TV - they have cancelled it. WiFi is slow. It is a little spendy, as are many KOA parks. Other than that, it is a serene and woodsy place to stay - we like it just fine.

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We arrived with reservations for site 104, in the front row, but we left. The view of the lake was not all that great, thanks to the trees on the other side of the road, and that treeless row looked more like an RV storage lot than an RV park. We explained our disappointment to the very nice owners and we left.

     

Oscoda KOA

Oscoda, Michigan

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This is a kid-friendly RV park, as are all KOA. It is heavily wooded, which we like, and quite rustic. Interior roads are gravel or dirt, and our site was gravel, and not very level. Very quiet at night, but for the single train which comes through on the nearby tracks. Excellent WiFi and analog cable TV, with good AT&T and Verizon coverage.

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We didn't stay here - we used it as a storage for our fifth wheel for two weeks, using the 20A electric to keep our 'fridge cold and save our food. Big, open sites without trees. No sewer. Sites are grass on clay, and we pulled in shortly after a rain. Our trailer left ruts four inches deep and quickly got us stuck. We had to be pulled into place with a large farm tractor they keep there, and we had to be pulled out.

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This place is so pretty, wooded and green and right on the Delaware River, that we wished we could have stayed longer than the five days we did. Nice and helpful staff. The only downsides were lack of sewer hookup (typical for that area - they have a drain service) and grass-on-clay sites. After a rain, the site became so slippery that our 2WD truck got stuck and we had to be towed out.

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This park has two areas, one for short term visitors, and one for monthly people. Because we were staying in the Richmond area for a month, we opted for that. Our rate ($19/day) did not include electricity - like all of the long term sites, ours was metered, and the cost of electricity came to about $2/day (it was cold and we ran our electric heater a lot). On the plus side is the easy access to the region's historic places, a very friendly and helpful and cheerful staff, a very good RV store, waffles in the morning and excellent Wi-Fi and cable TV. Trash is picked up at your site, and they pick up empty propane tanks and deliver them filled. On the negative side, the roads in the long term area are horrible, with LARGE holes in the dirt. It rained in March, and we lived in an endless sea of mud. We had noise from nearby I-95, and the pallet factory adjoining the RV park.

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This park is right off I-81, very convenient to the freeway. We spent a single night there, without unhitching our 38 foot RV. It is located in a little hollow, filled with hardwoods which must be very pretty in the summer and fall. Pluses: Friendly and helpful staff, long pull thru sites (ours was probably 80 feet long), great WiFi, good cable TV, 50A power. Minuses: very narrow sites (about five feet separated our slides from the neighbor's), freeway noise and a sea of mud created by the rain and melting snow.

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We spent ten days here, and would come back again. Staff is friendly and helpful, the location near Asheville is great, and the WiFi is so strong that we could watch streaming movies every night. The cable TV is strange, but seems to work. The office gives you a remote which changes the channels outside, in their TV box - you use your remote only for volume. The sites are a mixed bag, located on two levels. Lower level sites, and the pull through sites, are on top of the local road - you'll hear cars and trucks at all hours. On the upper level, the even numbered sites overlook the distant mountains and are quiet. The odd numbered sites are perched right over I-40, and traffic noise is a problem. The park has two laundries - one with two washers and two dryers, and the other with three of each, and all of them are tired old machines. We had no problem backing our 38 foot fifth wheel into site 12, but we saw a couple of Class A motorhomes scraping their undersides on the concrete pads, because the road is lower than the pad, resulting in a "hump" over which you cross. Sites are narrow - your picnic table will be right by your neighbor's sewer.

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For openers, this park is no longer called Oxford/Talladega/Dandy RV KOA. Camping World bought the Dandy RV Sales and Service next door, and also bought the KOA park. It is now called Camping World - Good Sam Campground of Oxford-Talladega. We were told this happened in January. In any event, we stayed three nights and liked it. Sites are normal size, done with clean gravel (as are the interior roads). Excellent WiFi, and both Verizon and AT&T cellular work very well here. We liked our site (#20) because it is close to the office and far from the Interstate. Some of the park's sites are right below the Interstate, with lots of road noise. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The gas station outside the park entrance is big-rig friendly for our 38 foot 5th wheel and gasoline pickup.