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This park is really for seasonal campers and families with kids. You can tell how things have expanded over the years, with the original small tent/pop-up sites in concentric rings in one area, and the larger sites in another. There are mostly seasonal sites, with a smaller number of spaces allocated for transients. Although the office and recreation facilities are in a wide-open field, almost all the sites are heavily wooded. Satellite signals are difficult to come by; ask specifically if that is important to you. OTA TV from Green Bay was decent, although we were on the fringe of reception there. The new owners are still learning the ropes. We reserved and deposited a 50A site but were directed to a 30A space. The "It's 50A on the map; we never knew" response was a little disconcerting, but we were moved to a 50A space. Be very careful with charges, as our deposit didn't match the daily rate, had a $5 "Internet Access" charge that was explained as a service fee for online reservations (we didn't make our reservation online), and wasn't reflected on our check-in charge. They have WiFi in and around the office area but it's only for seasonal guests as were weren't given the access code. They did a movie on Friday night at the pavilion and there was some kind of very loud charity auction on Saturday. This park is a haven for kids of all ages, with a large pool, bouncey-thingie, water slide and other toys all available. If you don't match that profile, you may not "fit in".

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We stayed here to de-stress after two weeks of RV Rallies, and we made a good choice. The park is laid out in a series of rings, with almost all sites being pull-thrus. Interior roads and sites are gravel that can get a little dusty when it's dry, but the sites are well spaced and have decent grassy areas with picnic tables and fire rings. Inner rings are somewhat shaded while the outer section has fewer trees to get in the way of satellite signals. It is relatively close to the Interstate, so road noise can be heard, especially from "D" ring. There isn't much nearby other than several fast food restaurants near the highway interchange, but the location is good as a base to explore the Madison area. There is a pool and large play area for kids, plus small/large fenced dog runs. Staff is friendly and helpful. We will stay here again as we pass back through the area in September.

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Like several other Arizona State Parks, this unit has large sites with good 50-Amp power and water, with a convenient dump station. As others have mentioned, the online reservation system ($5 fee) does an excellent job of helping you pick a site. There is quite a bit of variability in the level of the sites; we were unable to get level in ours using the coach systems only; blocks were required. Access to the caverns requires a separate fee (advance online reservations recommended) and a short drive or moderate hike to the visitor's center. This park is a good base for visiting wine country down near Elgin as well as Tombstone and Benson. It is also a decent place for stargazing.

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We have been to group RV functions (120-150 motorhomes) at the Manitowoc Expo Center twice in the past 5 years. When not reserved for groups, many of the sites are available for overnight/longer stays at a reasonable price. Most are water/electric sites but there is a dump station on site. "Midway" sites on pavement may not be the most level, but there are plenty of grassy options. The first row of paved sites, near the Expo Office, has 50A wiring but I'm not sure it's available to the general public (special cords were used to connect to the panel for our club's dignitaries). Most sites are open and satellite TV should be no issue. Power was strong; even with warm weather and lots of rigs, voltage didn't drop out. There are signs indicating a local WiFi service in the buildings but we were unable to see it to connect.

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This park is a hidden gem, in a quiet area well away from the Interstate but with good access. All sites have 50A/water and the dump station is convenient to the exit. The paved interior roads are in fair-to-good condition and oriented to allow rigs of any size to maneuver, albeit with some tighter curves and some stray branches that need trimming. The area is wooded, so use Google Earth to get an idea of the layout if satellite access is important to you. Roughly half the sites require advance reservations (there is an additional fee that is included in our daily rate) and half are walk-ups. The reservation rules can be complicated so read the web site carefully. The hosts had no record of our reservation, but were able to straighten it out quickly with my email confirmation. We stayed for a week mid-summer and things were mostly quiet. We didn't see any long-term campers other than the hosts (one for the whole 90+ site campground). There is no designated pet area and several signs warn that pets are not allowed outside the campground in the day-use areas. There is no WiFi or cable, as expected. Although near railroad tracks, we heard very few trains go by. We liked it so much we've already booked a return stay for later in the summer as we pass through the area again.

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We stayed one night at this KOA on our way north to Wisconsin. It is a nice destination park with plenty for families with kids to do, although it's a bit far away to use as a base for exploring Chicago. There are quite a mix of site amenities (50A, 30A, full hook-up, water/electric only, tent sites, pull-thrus and back-ins. We were parked in a terraced area looking at the back of the office (it's a little confusing, as you have to walk up and around to the other side for check-in), and the slope was so severe that I backed out of our pull-thru site rather than drag on the ground exiting. The pet area isn't off-leash, but was quite large. Some of the pull-thrus are semi-circular, so might be oddly shaped for very large RVs. There is a mixture of shaded and open sites. There are seasonal campers, and most rigs were kept up pretty well; we didn't see perma-rigs with long-term residents. WiFi was poor, as expected. There were a lot of kid-oriented activities going on, with loudspeaker announcements for some events.

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This KOA is located well off the beaten path and was probably the best value KOA we found during this year's travel season. It is an older park, with a mixture of site amenities (Full Hook-up, Water/Electric, "Tent"). Interior gravel roads are a little tight and you have to be careful for trees and limbs. We arrived after a very rainy spell and there were huge puddles and soft spots in the roads near the office, but more gravel was spread while we were there. The sites are simple but reasonably spaced. We were able to (barely) get our large motorhome and towed vehicle into our space without blocking the road. I ended up backing out of our pull-thru for departure, as cars parked in nearby sites made it tough to exit our space. WiFi was essentially unusable but we did get a satellite TV signal through the trees and VZW 4G was reasonably strong. There were quite a few perma-rigs but they appeared to be more seasonal campers as opposed to residents and most were kept up. Things were pretty quiet, although I suspect it may be more lively during weekends and better weather.

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I think this was an older park that was converted to a KOA at some point. The park encompasses a rather large area but the layout makes things somewhat tight in places. It looks like some sites in their "Overnite Row" may have been added to try to accommodate larger rigs. We actually had to drive through an unoccupied site (following their golf cart) to get into our pull-thru. If the park had been busy (it wasn't, even though it was close to the Memorial Day weekend), we would have had a difficult time parking. The interior roads were gravel and somewhat rutted, with several very sharp corners. I ended up walking around several times before I determined our path out (we have a larger motorhome, towing). The landscape is heavily treed which added to the maneuvering difficulty, as well as eliminated a satellite TV opportunity. There were a few perma-rigs present, which didn't improve the ambiance. WiFi was poor although VZW was strong. If it wasn't for the ease of making confirmed reservations with the KOA app, I probably would have looked elsewhere.

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This is an older park with some upgrades (power, sewer) but not necessarily site spacing and layout. It backs up to I-65 so can be noisy at times. Site spacing and length varies widely, and some sites (17-22) might require driving across a grassy area to get proper alignment to park. There are a lot of mature trees and site alignment makes satellite TV almost impossible to get without a tripod mount. We experienced some severe downpours, and the sites drained reasonably well after the rain. We used this park as a quick stop to get some service work done locally. I'm mnot sure we would use it as a destination park to visit Nashville.

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This is a destination park, so a visit is all about the things to do. We stayed during a shoulder season so had it a little quieter. When we stayed, it seemed like various areas in the park were being upgraded. Many sites had poured concrete patios added, and some sections were being reapportioned into larger sites. There are still a lot of smaller sites around the edges. They were adding park models for rent when we were there. Very few perma-rigs were seen. South Texas is known for its winds, and our stay proved this to be true. It was difficult to do much outside if the wind was an issue. I found the interior roads and site access a bit on the tight side for a 45' motorhome. WiFi is apparently the last thing to be upgraded; the signal was weak and intermittent even though we were in close proximity to a repeater. Probably the best campground on South Padre Island, but not the best value when compared to other places we've stayed.

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With a 45’ motorhome and tow, we don’t usually find state parks that can accommodate us. Gulf State Park is a fantastic exception. Excellent layout, huge sites, full hook-ups, paved roads-sites-patios, and a selection of pull-thru and back-in sites make this a great base camp for exploring “Lower Alabama”. Staff was friendly and helpful. We visited just as the snowbirds were starting to return, so there was plenty of space. We didn’t choose one of the more expensive lake-facing sites but were quite happy with what we got. I didn’t expect Wi-Fi in a State Park, which was just as well as it was marginally useful. The facilities are very well maintained, except for a couple of bathhouse doors that were peeling. About the only downside is that battling the fire ants is a daily operation. All in all, this was a great find for us, close to the beaches and other things to do in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach.

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This is a relatively new park, with long, paved (with pavers) sites and patios. In spite of the name, it’s actually in Fort Walton Beach. It’s on the bay side, and right on the water. The facility is well maintained and most utilities were excellent (Wi-Fi was very spotty). The paved interior roads are wide and the sites are very large with grassy areas between rigs. The sites are a mix of back-in and drive-in styles situated around a single loop road. Several near the water have extra space beside them. Unfortunately, the paved sites are on the narrow side and the apron area fronting the interior roads was designed to be too narrow for many larger rigs to enter/exit the sites without driving off the pavement. This is apparently a known issue, since roving maintenance staff appear periodically to rake out the ruts left behind. Like a lot of Florida parks, they are also working to control ants. The “fun house”/restaurant next door can generate some noise, but generally not late into the night. With access to the Ramada facilities across the street (busy US-98 with no crosswalk, though) and gulf beaches very close, this is a nice destination for a stay in Fort Walton Beach.

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If we could only pick one RV Park to visit, this would be it. It’s a small place (5 motel rooms, 4 RV spots, and the awesome Tiki Bar), but well worth the trip. The owners have created a great place to unwind and enjoy. Guests and locals gather in the evening at the Tiki and everyone makes new friends. It’s not a “resort” and you won’t find concrete pads and fancy patios, but you’ll leave more relaxed than you could have imagined.

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As others have noted, this park is all about location. Think very carefully about the value to you of being on or near the beach. Actually, it feels like two separate parks. The east, or street, side is a mixed development of mobile homes, park models and RV spaces. It has paved access roads and a traditional layout, albeit somewhat tight. The beach side, across the street, is completely different. It has all sand roads and sites with scrub grass, poured concrete patio pads (some good and others all broken up), and some of the tightest 90-degree parking we’ve ever been in. The beach row is always in demand, of course, and was full the whole time we were there (actually had RVs in other spots waiting for their turn). Beyond that row, there are limited beach side spots for larger rigs (over maybe 38 feet). Maybe it was the off season, but some of the comments made in prior reviews didn’t apply: Wi-Fi was free (but mostly down), pet papers weren’t required, and trailers were parked on the beach row. Power was very good (running 3 A/Cs) and, in spite of the tight sites, utility hookups were convenient. Cable TV was advertised but our site’s box was damaged; they offered to run a splitter from a neighboring site. Satellite access was limited on the beach side due to the numerous trees; even beach row sites had some blockage due to palms. If you can put up with heat, humidity, and an onslaught of biting no-see-ums to get beach access and awesome sunsets, this park might be for you.

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We used this park as a place for the rig while we were visiting friends in NSB, so we didn’t use the facilities much, and only slept in the coach 2 nights out of the week we were there. Staff was friendly and helpful, especially as we arrived after hours (our materials were taped to the door) and we had to check in the following morning. We were in the rear of the park, past the treed section and in the open, grassy area. This made getting a satellite signal a breeze, but apparently we fell off the edge of the world according to Verizon, as neither voice nor data worked well (came back by the time we got to the office). Interior roads are sandy and relatively narrow, but well-packed even under puddles from recent rains and we had no issues with our 45’ rig plus toad. Our site was all grass, 80+ feet long, and level, and we had no problems with a 43,000 pound coach sinking in. I did spread powder for ants before we parked, just in case.