Date of Stay: May, 2010
This is by far the nicest park in the area and one of the best I have ever stayed in! Walking trails are easily accessed and clearly marked throughout the park. Deer, turkey and prairie dogs were seen daily. The views from many of the sites are incredible. When booking online they provide a photo of the site so that you can see the view you want. We stayed in Gobbler Grove #15 and could not have been happier. Sites on either side of us had equally impressive views. Bathrooms were kept clean by a constantly patrolling pair of maintenance men. Rangers drive through the area at regular intervals. As long as your permits are clearly shown you should not have any problems. We found the Rangers to always be friendly and helpful. The RV area is at the top of the park so you do have a fairly steep pull to the sites. Our site was level and well maintained. Road noise was nonexistent; the only noise you may hear comes from Fort Carson at the foot of the mountain. Reveille at 6:30 and Taps around 10 could occasionally be heard. Helicopters are regularly patrolling the base and distant bomb runs could be heard, curious but never loud. In an area with numerous choices for you to select from, many of them toward the center of town, we found that Cheyenne Mountain State Park was by far the finest and well worth the additional few minutes it might take to get to your destinations.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
A nice park on the eastern side of Amarillo. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The site was possible the most level I have ever had. It is next to the airport but since we only stayed overnight we never heard any flights.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
This was our second stay at this park. Surrounded by tall trees, it is a very quiet with no road noise. Perfectly located on the northern edge of Houston it makes for a great location to base yourself for all activities in Houston or its northern surrounding communities. We were here for the Texas Renaissance and found it a leisurely 30 minute drive. Old Town Spring is only 5 minutes away.
Date of Stay: November, 2007
Nice litte RV Park off the beaten path. Nice place to stay for short stays or overnights. Well kept grass sites with gravel roads. All hookups easy to reach. I found the sewer connection to be very small and was just able to get my connection to fit in the hole. Management was a very friendly older couple who escorted me to my site and made sure I was pleased with my location. The few apparent permanent residents all were kept clean in appearance. Location is directly off the highway in the corner of a small residential area with easy access in and out. I found that the road noise could be a little distracting at night but not as loud as other locations I have stayed in before. The highway running next to the park is not a major interstate per say so traffic is not that bad. This is not a major destination park or town. Carrizo Springs as a stop would mostly attract hunters or overnighters and for this I found the park to be a clean, comfortable place to stay.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
I have stayed at this park a couple of times in the last two years. On the plus side: the location is excellent for touring this area. The giant outlet mall complex is only a mile away and the attractions of New Braunfels about 10 minutes away. It is located near the I-35 but is easy to access and traffic noise is not too bad. On the negative side: their office is little more than that, don't be needing anything. (There is a Camping World in New Braunfels.) The area was not looking as neatly attended as in the past, sites were still level and clean, but were in need of mowing. My biggest concern was that their security gate was not working and no attempt to correct this appeared imminent. I will still recommend them, but disappointed overall this stay.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This is a very nice park especially for one located so close to downtown Houston. The park owner has made every attempt to provide a safe and attractive location on the edge of a commercial area. I mention this as many of you who may be looking at this park may be concerned about its location. Safety is clearly paramount and taken seriously. During our stay we experienced a major lightning storm that damaged the security gate. While it was repaired(about two days) a security guard was stationed at the gate. We were very impressed! For those considering the park while receiving care at the nearby medical centers we found it to be less than 10 minutes each way. Several restaurants and grocery stores are available along this path. The laundry was clean and servicable and the pools appeared well kept. The only reason I did not give the park a 10 was for traffic noise. It can be loud here, however, I was placed near the highway so other areas may be quieter.
Date of Stay: March, 2007
This was our second visit to this pretty park. Access is still easy with gravel driveways throughout. Rustic style with lots of trees! TV reception is practically non-existent so bring something to watch. The location is about 8 miles from the north side of Tyler which features the zoo and about 20-25 minutes from the south side where most of the shopping and dining choices are. The Azalea Trail is in the middle of town so go online and get the road directions or stop downtown at the tourist bureau.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
When researching our trip, this campground seemed to be the hardest to gauge, so I chose it knowing that we might have some issues. I can now simply state that it is one of the finest, best run, and best located campgrounds that I have had the pleasure to stay at. If you are looking for a rural, pastoral location, away from the sounds of the city, this is not your campground. If you are looking for the best location for touring Washington DC and Baltimore I cannot recommend a better location. The location of Cherry Hill is tricky to locate, so use their directions if you do not have onboard GPS. It is located in a bastion of country squeezed between about 3 major freeways. You cannot see these roads from within the park, however, you can hear the low ebb of road roar in the background most of the time. Our RV is pretty well insulated, so we did not hear it, but it did not dissuade numerous pop up and tent campers that we saw. I have read that the sites were too close together. If you are used to a national or state park with huge sites then yes they are smaller. I found no more problems getting in and setting up than any other private campground. Upon checkin they will give you a mountain of information about the area, including detailed information about bus and Metro train schedules. They are on the bus route to the local Metro station but we chose to drive and park. Check with the office and let them advise you on what is necessary to do this. Payment for parking is a bit confusing but the staff will have you prepared like a local. In our opinion the Metro is the ONLY way to visit DC, do not attempt to drive and park downtown, it will only serve to confuse you and take valuable touring time. The parking cost is a lot more than the train station and your only two miles from the campground! Baltimore is about a 30 minute drive North. We went on the weekend and found no problem parking in the Inner Harbor area, but I recommend getting there early, especially if you drive a big truck. Parking can be expensive here as well. Cherry Hill tries to offer as much as possible at the campground, pools, laundry, a small cafe, rv parts shop and the usual camp store for sundries. It is more expensive that staying out in the country, but it is well worth the cost for increased touring time and less driving time. I would highly recommend that you stay here when visiting the area. How highly? In five years of touring I have only given out one other 10.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
We actually stayed at this campground twice during a round trip cross country drive. Each time we found this campground to be charming. The campground is located within Bowling Green and near numerous restaurants and the mall, yet, it has maintained a rural atmosphere. Numerous trees and ponds surround the property, insulating it from most of the outside world. Traffic noise can be heard only at a low level. Current construction on the highway does mean that the occasional backup signal might pierce the morning air, but this will probably be over soon. This campground also has one of the nicest and difficult miniature golf courses I have come across, I highly recommend it. The Corvette Museum and Corvette Plant are located about 10 minutes away, Mammoth Cave is closer to 30 minutes. We found the the location to be perfect for exploring the area and recommend it highly.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
My family and I really enjoyed this campground. It is located in a sleepy little town between Dayton and Cincinatti. With lots of trees and a "country" feel to it we found it a great place to relax after touring the area. One note for those who might be uncomfortable about it, the campground does back up to a new cemetery. It is only visible from the back of the location so you could easily request a site a little further away. We actually enjoyed the view as it is still mostly open, manicured lawn. Our gravel site was mostly level with a concrete patio landing and wooden picnic bench. A metal fire pit was also on site. This location is very close (within 30 minutes max) to all the regions sites. We would easily recommend this campground and will stay here again in the future.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
Very nice KOA located east of Fredericksburg. We were placed in a nice location toward the back of the park under some large trees. The trees were all trimmed high enough for any rig. Exotic game keeper next door with various african game and lemurs to see across the fence. No noise to speak of, animal or road. The park owners were extremely nice and helpful. In noticed them patrolling the park regularly, always with a smile and a wave. We have stayed at other parks in the area but have decided this will be our park in the future.
Date of Stay: July, 2005
Lovely rural park about an hour outside of downtown St. Louis. Heavily forested but with all trees trimmed out of the way. Some sites may have you parked rear to rear with another rig. We found the park hosts to always be cheerful and helpful throughout our stay. We found the road roar to be a little louder than expected given its location off the highway but not problematic. I would recommend this park to anyone staying in the area who prefers a little more rustic nature than the rigid concrete parking area of most city locations.
Date of Stay: July, 2005
Nice location about an hour out of downtown Chicago via one of their many tollways. It's location is away from the tollway on a secondary road that is very peaceful. I expect you would only here some road noise if you are at the front of the park and this area seems reserved for tent camping and tent trailers. This park is next to a Wild West Town attraction but you only here a small train whistle during the day as the park is only open 10 am to 6 pm. The entry drive is only wide enough for one rig at a time so you have to be alert when coming in and out of the park. Park sites were reasonably level with a few trees, all cut out of the way. My only complaint was a very metallic flavor and scent to the water. I would recommend using your water filter here.
Date of Stay: March, 2005
I rated this higher than normal KOA's because they really try harder here. Upon our arrival they offered to deliver a BBQ meal to our site. I can't express how nice that is after a long days drive. They took the time to note on a map the various tourist options, even some I was not aware of prior to arrival. The location is North of Carlsbad but is very convenient for those touring this region with most tourist areas located within less that an hours drive. You are equidistant between Carlsbad and Artesia were you can find several dining choices, both Fast Food and those with local flair. You might get closer to the Caverns but I don't think you will find a nicer campground. Our stay was short but we are alreay planning to return to the area and will stay here again.
Date of Stay: March, 2005
Nice park for a short stay. We used it for an overnighter between Dallas and Tucson. Park is easy to locate about 3/4 mile from I-10 but no traffic noise was noticable. Usual KOA gravel drive thru sites made for easy set up and exit the next day. Several truck stops nearby to tank up for you next leg. Not much to do in this area but I recommend it for en route overnighters.