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Nice smaller park. Level sites, the sewer on our site was difficult to reach since when you are parked, your RV is on top of the sewer. We pulled out to unhook our sewer. The other residents were friendly and there were several scheduled activities. I went into the women's room and found the it dark and in need of an updating. The price for the site was good but you'll have to pay for your electricity.

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We have stayed in Val Vista for the last 5 years from Sept - Dec. 31. WE have always enjoyed it. Firstly the sites are level and many have concrete pads for the whole site. However the sewers are placed so that they are under the rear end of our motor home, the streets are a bit narrow so it is difficult to park (and our RV is only 35') and the sites are close. On the other hand, it is a full resort with 3 pools, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, miniature golf, horseshoes, shuffleboard, a very new complete exercise facility, a large library and tons of activities. Happy hour every afternoon with live music. Hiking clubs, card club, a huge fabric center, woodworking, stained glass, you name it, they probably have this activity. The fall special this year was $600 for Sept - Dec. 31.

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After a long day on the road, this was a nice find. It cost only $11 + change for one night. We had a level pull-thru on dirt and gravel with good hook-ups. As others have said the TV and wi-fi are fine. Yes, the sites are close and there are only 5 pull-thrus. The employees are very friendly. We walked down the bike trail towards the school and had wonderful views all the way. Then we treated ourselves to a DQ across the street. Store, gas, car and truck products sold here. We would definitely stay here again as we pass through.

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After a long day on the road, we were happy to find this campground. Family owned and it shows: friendly, clean and comfortable. We only stayed one night but would certainly recommend it for any length of stay. The sites were level, the hook-ups were easy, the cable and internet were fine.

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This is our 4th year at Griffs and we will continue to come back. As the website states, most of the sites are long term but we see 1 and 2 nights stays quite often. The sites in front are back-in and some are dirt and some are cement. The sites in back are all cement with pull-thrus in the middle and back-ins around the circles. The hook-ups are easy, the sites are mostly level, there are trees but they are still growing so mostly the sites are sunny. The clubhouses are wonderful: clean, large, with full kitchens (can be rented out for parties), clean bathrooms and laundries, tornado shelters and TV's. There is a nice pond with fountains and a path around it. There is also an old railroad bed which has been made into a trail next to the park. The park is close to both Altoona and Ankeny for shopping. Can you tell I like this park and will continue to return?

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This park is nice, the management is terrible. They don't take reservations and many people save sites - for 3 and 4 days. When we came, there were only 3 full hook-up sites left BUT each had a car on them - for 3 days - until finally an RV showed up. We couldn't use these sites, no one else could use these sites and the campground lost $22 per day for 3 days and 3 sites for $198. This happens all the time. We spoke with the hostess but she did nothing. We never saw a ranger. We'll agree with the previous review - without any management, the park is not always a pleasant experience.

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What a nice campground. Large, flat, grassy sites with fire ring and picnic table. Lots of trees give good shade. The hook-ups were good. Some sites were just a pull-out along the camp road, others were back-in. The bathroom near our site was new and oh, so nice. Big, clean and very nice. Fort Battleford is next to the park and is a very nice National Monument. Good docents, nice displays and nicely-restored buildings. Town is also a pleasant walk with a grocery store, an ice cream shop (who could want more?) and other stores. We would definitely return.

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Nice city campground. The pull-thru sites were pretty close (way too close when your neighbor starts the diesel at 6:00) but adequate and long enough for our tow vehicle. Our site was quite shady which was great on a hot August day. The hook-ups were easy to use and the laundry was clean and good. It was $1.00 to wash and $.25 to dry. Can you ask for better prices? It was close to town and the National Park and the chimney which marks the old packing house. You can also walk to the Chateau de Mores. We would definitely stay here again.

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We stayed 3 days while we visited Palmer, the Independence Mine, Etlukna and Thunderbird Falls. The park was pretty basic. There were pull-thrus and back-ins. Some pull-thrus might not have had a sewer. The hook-ups were fine, the site was relatively level, we had a picnic table. It was shady and it was convenient to all that we wanted to do in the area. It was a mix of monthlies and transients. Most of the sites were pretty close.

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We stayed here while visiting Kennecott mine and McCarthy. It is a no frills campground but it has what you need: lots of room to navigate, an electric hook-up, level spot and space to park. There was a dump out front and they also sold propane. We also had a picnic table. There is a small store which has convenience items if you forgot anything. Verizon is ok but there are no over-the-air television stations. But, truth to tell, we were too busy visiting the National Park visitor center and the Kennecott mine for time to watch TV.

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We stayed her for 6 days and enjoyed visiting Valdez. This park is basically a gravel parking lot but is well maintained, has flowers about and is very clean. They will escort you to your site and help direct you in. The owner lives right here so is attentive to the park. The sites are level and the hook-ups are easy to use but the sites are very close. The campground is within walking distance to the small boat harbor, the Safeway for shopping, the 2 museums in town and just about everything else. We would definitely stay here again.

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We arrived on a rainy day after having driven the Top of the World Highway in the rain. We were tired, wet, dirty and hungry. There are no pull-thrus but the clerk gave us a site that we could pull thru to the font, leave our car attached, eat dinner and then go to the RV and car wash. Very nice and we appreciated the courtesy. We ate and then circled to use the RV and car wash. It was at least 1" deep in mud because of all the use it had had that day. The campground has lots of potholes and ruts to drive around. The sites are back-in, quite close and back to back. They are level, the hook-ups are good but have no picnic tables or fire pits. The campground could use a lot of tender, loving care but it was ok. We would use it again if we were in the area.

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This park is convenient to the sign forest, the grocery store, the visitor center with its museum and a walking trail partially around the lake. We had pull-thru site and were able to walk to all of these and not unhook our Jeep. The sites are very close, have no picnic table and no fire pit. The sites are dirt but level and the hook-ups work fine.

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What a pleasant surprise! Very nice small campground on a lake with a gas station, restaurant and cabins. We had a cool site right on the lake and our second morning we had a rainbow reflection in the lake. We we pulled in so that we could face the lake and used just the electric hook-up. Level site with a picnic table. We would definitely stay here again. There are pull-thru sites available but they are not on the lake.

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Because I get most of the parks we stay at from this website, I seldom have a bad campground. However, I did this time. Unfortunately, Tubby's was flooded out this summer and is not really a functioning campground now. Some of the sites are 'X'ed out as not usable. However we were given a 'usable site and only found out what the problem was when we tried to dump. Our dump did not work and we had to find our another site with a usable one. When we found it, we told another couple so they could use it also since theirs did not work either. Since the park in down in a valley, the wi-fi is not good and the TV reception is not either. Some sites and low hanging trees, too low for a big rig to park under. We would suggest that you find another campground until Tubby's is fixed.