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This is a large, well planned Park. Unfortunately, the utilities are close to the pads potentially causing issues with slide outs and many of the sewer connections are elevated making it difficult to get a good "flow". Also, each site has a small sign post next to the street and quite close to the parking pad making parking somewhat of a challenge for a big rig. But, all the streets are paved, all the sites and patios are paved making for a very clean appearing Park. Shuttles to the casino come around about every 15-20 minutes. There is no cable TV but one should be able to get satellite service at any site. Staff were friendly and helpful. The Park fills quickly, particularly on weekends so would advise to make reservations well in advance of one's intended visit. The price listed is their 2015 weekday rate. Weekends are higher. We will definitely return.

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This KOA is new and very nicely laid out. All interior roads are gravel. Sites 1-5 are "premium" sites with concrete pads, all the rest are gravel pads. Our rate reflects parking in a premium spot. Sites are reasonably spacious. If one has a stationary satellite dish, trees in the regular sites may interfere. Wi-Fi was strong. No cable service. Staff were very friendly. Restrooms are modern and clean. The Park is within view of the Interstate (39) but far enough away enabling it to be quiet. We would stay here again.

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The Park must have been listening to previous reviews complaining of doubling their camping fees last year. Now, rates during the week are $20/night and $30/night on weekends for those with Player's Club cards. $10 more without the card. Sites are mostly level with concrete pads and patios. Sites are spacious with mostly pull-thru capability. Our site had cigarette butts laying around in the grass. Restrooms are clean. Staff are generally friendly but seem to get rattled easily. Wi-Fi signals are OK but internet access isn't always available. Would suggest calling in advance for reservations as they can be very busy.

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This is an OK Park for an overnight stay. Management was fine. Contrary to their statement, Wi-Fi didn't work. All interior roads and sites are gravel. Sites are level. Rest rooms are clean but dated. Since there are not many options for west-central Illinois, this is one we'd visit again as we pass through.

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This is a very nice and secluded Park located off the "beaten path" off tourist Bay side of the peninsula, but only 5 miles from all the action. Positives include great staff, clean restrooms, wooded and secluded sites with lots of space between. Negatives are all gravel interior roads, sites and patios. No Wi-Fi outside of the office, no cable, and one needs to search for satellite service, assuming one would wish to be connected. Further, sewer service is only available for a few sites. Nonetheless, given its location, we'd camp there again.

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As previously mentioned, there are many small areas within the Park with many seasonal guests. The Park maintains boat slips on Big Arbor Vitae Lake if you are bringing one. The area that can accommodate the larger pull-through sites are at the back of the Park off Hwy 70 with the access unmarked. One turns into the drive of a local landscaping business, then hard right into the camping area. That access road is exactly 2 miles from the Hwy 51/70 intersection. There are 8 long pull-through sites (plus some additional sites which are all seasonal). All roads and sites are gravel but level. Negatives include Hwy.70 road noise, landscaping equipment starting up at 6am (prompt), no Wi-Fi on the upper portion (and uneven at the office) and no toilets in the upper section. We would stay there again largely because there aren't many long pull-through options in northern Wisconsin.

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Nice new park - opened in 2012. All streets and sites are paved. For a new park, I believe the developer could have made the sites more level. No amenities for families, but I give them credit for having a concrete storm shelter. Lots of pull-thru's with easy off-on to I-135 and I-35. Their Wi-Fi was solid. The negative, very over-priced for what offering NO amenities.

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I have two review ratings. Positive: an 8 for paved streets and sites. Large sites and clean rest rooms (nothing fancy but clean). Negative: I give it a 1 for doubling its camping fees as of 4/1/14 from $25 to $45 for a weekend night. That is their players club rate! For a Park that makes millions at its casino to double its rates for camping is an absolute insanity particularly when they don't offer cable TV, the Wi-F was weak, and doesn't meet basic security standards. Shame on them!

     

Abilene KOA

Abilene, Texas

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Positives include friendly hosts, level sites and speedy Wi-Fi. Negatives include repair needed on internal streets and, above all, bathroom accommodations. The women's restroom was closed with a commode outside the door. The "men's" side had a temporary sign stating it was a "family restroom". Really! Peeking in and it was a typical KOA set of stalls. I couldn't bring myself to use the family side! Perhaps this was very temporary but if they wish to remain competitive, they need to upgrade their facilities. As with many southern campgrounds, the majority of spaces are filled with long-term area workers. Oh, and the pool was drained (and nasty looking) too.

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This Park is listed in these reviews as "big rig friendly". We called to make a reservation and the host stated, when I gave her the length of our rig (40' plus tow), that they did not have any sites that would accommodate that length. Driving by the campground on I-20 and observing the Park from the highway, I would question whether any RV longer than roughly 32' would fit. We didn't stop here (thus the nightly rate is an estimate) but I would suggest calling beforehand to ensure they have spaces available and adequate length for your unit.

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Nothing is level in Branson; none of the streets inside the Park are level either. But, the individual sites are largely level. Streets are paved. Sites are gravel with two concrete strips for placement of RV tires. Most of the sites are a bit tight with limited room for outside activities. The owners are attempting to expand their "Deluxe" sites with brick & expanded patios. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. Restrooms are clean, but typical "KOA style". They have a good location being close to the entertainment district. Daily free pancakes (eat in or takeout) is a pleasant offering. Only negative is the narrow gravel sites, but this is one of the better parks in the area.

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Rate reflects 1/7 of a weekly rate. This is a wonderful Park. All paved streets, full concrete & level sites with patio extensions. Full hookups for all sites. Shower/restrooms are clean & modern. Cable works well as does their free Wi-Fi. Satellite access might be compromised a bit if parked in the shady sites along the river. We will definitely return when in the area.

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This is a nice Park situated close to the main N-S highway. All interior roads and sites are gravel which dropped my rating a notch. Each rest room is "full-service" offering privacy. Wi-Fi worked well. This is a pleasant stop-over when traveling the Avenue of the Saints.

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Following up on the last reviewer, this tidy little park was re-opened this past August by new owners. It has easy access immediately off I-44 about 25 miles NE of Springfield. All interior streets are paved; all sites are cement pads. Rest rooms and shower were spotless. Manager was very friendly. The only negatives are no cable TV and the location is close to an entry ramp to the interstate. A bit noisy but not big issues for an overnight stay. I will definitely place this Park on my "must-visit location" when passing through.

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This is a great park. All roads, sites and patios are cement. The park is routinely patrolled. Casino shuttles come to the park every 15 minutes. They have a nice dog walk (with bags available) around the perimeter. The showers and restrooms are clean, but the floors seemed to be continuously wet making them very slippery - an accident waiting to happen. Also, one would think that this being a new and upscale park that they would have installed cable TV. I would definitely return to this Park.