Ray Waugh

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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.

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We stayed one night, without unhitching. Nice park, with level concrete pads, very good WiFi, cable TV - all this for twenty bucks. What is not to like???

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We liked this simple RV park. No trees, fairly level gravel sites, wobbly WiFi, but it is close to Vicksburg and it is clean, with a good laundry. Staff took good care of us, even bringing our mail to the site. Our AT&T and Verizon hotspots worked well. We would certainly stay here again, if and when we revisit Vicksburg.

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Large RV park in town. We stayed in the pull-through lane, with no trees. The back in sites are attractive and nicely treed. Water, sewer, and power worked well. The WiFi did not - it was spotty and slow. Good Verizon coverage for our MiFi and phone. Very friendly and helpful staff. Dirt roads and sites with a thin cover of gravel. The recent rains created a lot of mud.

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This is a serene and tranquil park, far from any town - no Verizon coverage, no WiFi, no store, no newspaper. It is the place you go to stroll or hike among the fantastic rock formations, to get away from it all and to enjoy the New Mexico desert. Some sites, along the rocks, are dry camping, but the park has a couple of rows of pull thru sites with 50A and water, but no sewer. Each pull thru site has a covered table.

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We stayed in the back row, with a view of the cemetery from our back window. It was very quiet. Nice, long pull through site, with plenty of room between sites and a little fence around the picnic table to provide some privacy. Nice laundry, helpful office staff. Our site was mixed gravel and dirt, as are the park roads. We arrived after rain, and the dirt turned into a greasy mud - very unpleasant. The WiFi did not work (they're trying to fix it), but our Verizon MiFi worked well. Office closes at 3:00pm - make reservations in advance if you plan to arrive after that. This is a Good Sam and Passport America park.

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We stayed for three weeks, and loved it. The park is located on West Mesa, to the west of Albuquerque and several hundred feet higher in elevation. The park has a new (treeless) section and an older section with nice trees. Some sites are level concrete pads, some (like ours) are level, clean gravel. Some back-ins, mostly pull-thrus. We stayed in the back row, overlooking the desert. Good WiFi, good utilities, propane available, excellent and friendly staff, clean laundry and a free continental breakfast every morning in the "gathering room."

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This former KOA, with side-by-side hookups, is squeaky clean with level sites. The store is one of the best we've encountered, and we're full-timers. Staff is friendly and helpful. Good laundry. We spent five days here, and then put our 5th wheel into storage for a month in the park's storage area. Some noise from the nearby airport and nearby railroad tracks, but not very bad. We would come back in a heartbeat.

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Very nice RV park, with long, fairly level, pull-through sites. Very convenient to the shuttle bus and the Market Plaza - the ideal RV location in the National Park. Full hookups. No WiFi, no TV. No AT&T cellphone coverage. While Verizon coverage is strong in the historic Village, it is feeble in the RV park. My little MiFi hotspot displayed 1X or 3G, but it was running at dialup speeds.

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Others have described this Passport America park, with its paved roads and sites, long enough for a 60 foot rig and nicely angled for easy in and easy out (most sites are pull through). Very nice laundry and good store. On the down side: Immature trees - no shade. No privacy. WiFi was a disaster - it kept redirecting my surfing to something called "Century Link." Cable TV was useless - no paper channel listing was available, and the guide which was supposed to be on Channel 2 was not. Railroad tracks are about 50 feet from the edge of the park, and the freight which comes through four or five times a day (sometimes after dark) is deafening.

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Very nice park, south of town and out in the middle of the parched Owens Valley, with beautiful views of the eastern Sierras and the Inyo mountains. Mostly pull thru gravel sites, with trees. Nice store, pretty good WiFi and cable TV, nice staff. The nearby Alabama Hills are a must-see.

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Very nice park, with tall oleander (pink blooms) between sites. Very warm park hosts check you in at your site. Clean, attractive sites. No cable TV, but they have six channels on your antenna. Slow WiFi. Overall, we loved the place.