Date of Stay: August, 2014
This was our first (and likely only) time at this campground. We chose this place because it offered a variety of cabins. We were hosting a family reunion here and some of our people were non-campers. I started calling on January 2, 2014. I was unable to make contact with anyone until February. My contact person, Patty, was helpful to a degree. I explained what I would need, and I felt relatively confident I would get it. Only after checking in did I realize I wasn't getting what I'd been promised. My people had been scattered to different areas in the campground rather than being across the street from my campsite. We had been given site 110. It had a large grassy area for overflow. I was told my group could use that area to spread out. Instead, all the cars for the park models across the street used it for parking. It made it difficult to have a fire or get chairs positioned for conversation. I expressed a complaint to the office and was told they would ask the other guests to move their cars. That never happened. Our personal site (110) was only workable because it faced the grassy area. Site 109 was occupied by a family member. Our slide outs hung into his grassy area quite a bit. He had very little room to spread out. All the parking pads could use some work. There were large depressions and chunked up areas. The cabins were pretty dingy. I was able to see inside 3 of them. The decor was in desperate need of updating. The family members occupying them indicated that the beds were very uncomfortable, the floors were so unclean that their feet were black after walking around barefooted, and that there was no kitchen table or chairs. There were 2 beat up stools in a cabin that was supposed to sleep up to 8 people. The linoleum in one cabin had a big tear. There appeared to be no real housekeeping crew other than a van with a couple girls in it that would go in the cabin with no visible cleaning supplies in hand, stay a couple minutes, and then leave. At no point did I ever see real cleaning going on. There is one large area that is nothing but seasonal campers. That area was super tight and looked really tacky. The pool area looked clean. The jumping pillow had weird hours of operation. There was a snack shack that we did not utilize. They are getting a hefty price for the place because it is in a large tourist area. The Lake Erie area is really beautiful and I will go there again, but I most likely would not stay at this KOA.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
It's hard to be negative about this campground, but it's also hard to be really positive. Did it meet our basic needs? Yes. Was it utilitarian? Yes. Is it a destination campground? No. The owner is doing a good job of running the place. He was present and available either in the office or actually out working in the campground every day we were there. We stayed 4 nights. The spacing is really tight. With our slide out, it was literally less than 6" away from the neighbors tiki torch. There are an abundance of seasonal/year-round campers. For the most part, they kept their sites neat and clean. It was obvious that the better sites were given preferential placing for the seasonal and year-round folks. The water pressure was absolutely the pits. The TV reception with just an antenna was not great. It's pretty far off the beaten path. The pool looked OK on the day that we arrived. Something happened to it the night of July 4 and the pool was closed after that. But up until it got jacked up, it looked very clear and nicely maintained. There's a neighboring trailer park community that was really noisy on the night of the 4th. There was an entire backside of an 8.5 X 11 piece of paper list of rules. I think some of the rules were enforced, but not all. Would we stay here again? Probably. The only reason we decided to stay at this campground was that Frontier had full hookups.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
We read all the prior reviews on this campground prior to booking. All the talk about the train was slightly off putting. I'm not a fan of being awakened by a train whistle at night. We stayed 4 nights at this location. All I can say is who cares about the train noise when you are within sight of I-75 that has traffic noise of all kinds Non Stop! The trains at least blow through quickly. We found the interstate to be much more irritating. I ran a white noise generator app on my phone, a box fan on full speed, and had the camper fan running nonstop at night to drown out traffic sounds. All that said, the campground is OK. I'd have liked more gravel to differentiate my site from the adjoining grass. The pool area was neatly maintained. The fishing lake is small, but what I found the most annoying with it was the stupid Canada geese droppings everywhere. We base camped out of here to do activities in Cincinnati. It was utilitarian, but definitely not some place I'd go back to on purpose. I'd use it as an overnight stop, but certainly not as a destination location.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
I would very much like to give this KOA a 10 but alas, like the last 2 KOAs we've been in, their Wi-Fi is pretty crummy. We had site #154, which was less than 20 feet from an access point, and the connectivity/service was slow and sporadic. Other than that, we found this KOA to be really nice. Our site was fairly level and had adequate buffer between us and the neighbors. The landscaping and grounds were very well maintained. The pool area looked clean and well kept. The office staff were very friendly. The interior roads were well taken care of and only a little snug in spots when navigating. Easy access to all the local touristy stuff. Our trip to this area was only made better because of our good experience with this campground (except the Wi-Fi). Cable TV worked well. We will most definitely camp here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
We rated this campground at an 8 strictly based on how crummy the WiFi was. I'm not sure if it was better in different locations of the campground, but based on our site (612) it was pretty slow. The staff we came into contact with were very helpful. Upon arriving at the campground, we were led to our site. We disliked the site and requested to be moved. The escort went back to the office and got a list of other available sites. He then drove me in the golf cart to inspect and choose a different site. The staff indicated that it would be no problem to change location and that they would take care of the reservation alteration. We only needed a 1.5 inch block under one side to get leveled. The sites had adequate grass between campers. There were adequate dumpsters within easy reach. We would utilize this campground again.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
We would love to give this campground a full 10 but their WiFi being slow was a negative. But to their credit, they did provide an explanation/disclaimer in their campground literature about the WiFi and their ongoing challenge to provide the best/fastest service to their campers and why it was the way it was. We didn't love our particular site although it was fairly level. We only needed a 1" block under one side to get leveled. This campground is very good size and had a wide variety of accommodations. There were 7 levels of camper sites and 5 levels of camper cabins. Trash pickup was at your site. They offer breakfast during the summer months at their Breakfast Pavilion. There is a second pavilion at the end of the campground that looked to be very new and would be an excellent location for larger get-togethers. It seemed like the quiet hours were pretty strictly enforced as we had no noise interference at any point. The sites were decently laid out and the roads around the park were no challenge to navigate. We would definitely utilize this campground in future.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Our entire experience with this campground was less than positive. When I called to get the reservation, the lady answering the phone didn't even know what time zone she was in. She said she was in "daylight savings" time zone. That put up a red flag that maybe these people were less than swift. I told her we were going to be a late arrival and that I felt sure no one would be in the office. She said that was probably right, but that she stayed up late and would come help us find our site. I asked if we would get a confirmation email about our reservation and was told that it wouldn't be necessary. She gave us our site assignment on the phone. We did arrive late. There was very little light to help us find our site. No one came to help us navigate. And to top it off, the site she assigned us was already filled by someone else. Between a stupidly placed wooden pole and a large pickup truck parked in the road, it was very difficult to get backed into the next empty site we could find. In the light of day, it looked like we'd been assigned to the part of the campground where the permanent residents live. The entrance road was the only thing this campground had going for it in my estimation. We were charged more than the price quoted on the phone, and we didn't get the site we were promised. I would only camp here again under duress.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
If you are looking for a lovely green space in downtown St. Louis then keep on driving. This is nothing but a parking lot with full hookups. It is not level at all. There is no dog walk. They do allow permanent residency based on some of the leveling apparatus and sewer hose holding devices we saw. That said, it does have great proximity to all of the downtown attractions, St. Louis Arch, Cardinals stadium, Budweiser brewery, a multitude of dining options, etc. The hosts have been at this location for 37 years and they know the area very well. They spent a good deal of time at our check-in helping us with an area map and highlighting good things to check out. The pool area while small was beautifully maintained. If we were going to be in the St. Louis area for an extended stay, we would most likely stay here again. It's a no frills kind of place, but it gets the job done.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
We stayed here for a week. I have struggled with the rating for this campground. I would have given it a 10 if there had been more shade and more space between sites. There are plenty of sites available, and it looked like there were different categories of sites. The nicest, most level looking ones seemed to be the motorcoach sites in the first row as you pulled in. Those sites had a larger concrete area and a stand-alone chimenea fireplace. The pool and covered picnic area were always very well maintained. My biggest issue with this park was that the majority of the sites were too close together. Their campground rules said no rugs or mats larger than 3'x 2'...that's nearly bathmat size. They have plenty of trees planted but few were large enough to provide any kind of reasonable shade. They were planted at the ends of the sites, which made getting around them and the big truck in the next site a challenge. We stayed here for strictly utilitarian purposes, and in all likelihood will use it again next year, but I personally would like a little more elbow room. And I'll know which sites to specifically ask for next year.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
We chose this particular KOA because of its location to area attractions. After we drove to the other KOA east of here, we decided we had definitely made the right choice. Our site was fairly level. The section of the campground we were in, seemed to be the nicer end. The lower section is laid out in these odd tiers with the sites being end to end rather than side by side. It is obvious that the owners take pride in their campground because all the common areas were well taken care of. The bathrooms were clean. The pool area (although not open) looked well maintained. We did use the Pet Playground and found it to be adequate and they even provided doggy pick-up bags. The interior roads were not super smooth and could use some maintenance. The Wi-Fi was generally OK but had some issues a number of times. The owners did a Direct TV upgrade while we were here. There is a local restaurant (Randy's) that will deliver to the campground. We ate there twice and had good meals both times. There is a lot of shade. All the employees we came into contact with were friendly. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: December, 2010
We have been here for 24 hours and so far so good. If you are looking for a campground that has lots of "extras" then you need to find another place. Fort Morgan has the basic of the basics. It faces the bay so there is no beach or shoreline to walk on. There don't seem to a lot of annoying rules like some places impose since we've seen lots of clothes lines and one big rig and truck being washed. They have garbage pickup at your site each morning. We are on site 11 which is directly behind the office so the Wi-Fi works well. The hostess met us outside the office and walked us to our site. She extended an invitation to join a group of them that go out for Christmas dinner. They do not accept credit cards for payment which has been the most inconvenient thing so far. Pets are definitely welcome. This is just a nice, quiet place with no frills. We would come back.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
I totally agree with the prior reviews. The campground is probably the most "ghetto" KOA we've ever stayed in. Very tight spots, the grass is almost non existent, we thought the "greeter" was surly. Looked like lots of permanent campers. The trains running night and day were obnoxious. Based on the location of the tracks, God help the people camping under the tracks in the event of a derailment. Our poor dogs were confused by the gravel pet walk. Pet owners not paying attention could have their pet run over since it's literally part of the road. We stayed here out of absolute necessity and unfortunately will end up using it again in future, but we'll have less expectation.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
First time visitors for this park. Good campground location for area attractions. The campground itself offers a variety of sites and activities. The staff had an organized activities schedule. There was plenty of staff present through out the day. Quiet hours seemed to be enforced, or we were just lucky to have courteous neighbors. The pool area, bathrooms and other amenities seemed clean and well maintained. The WiFi worked well. As mentioned in another review, there were some trees but not on every site. The roads were a bit steep although that did not deter little kids on bikes. One of our dogs nearly was run down by a kid who couldn't steer or brake well enough coming downhill. We would use this campground again but on a less busy time of year.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
As I type this, I am listening to the roar of traffic on I-40. The proximity to the interstate is helpful but also one of this campgrounds downfalls. Forget the feeling of being remote in the mountains. We had a pull thru site and while it was adequate, it did leave us wanting more. They are close together and have very little grassy area. We walked through the back-in and tent site area and we are glad we chose a pull thru. It looked as if there were some permanent residents as one site had privacy fencing and some other campers were up on blocks. I do appreciate the on site trash pickup by the staff. There are some short trails that make for pleasant, shady walks with the dogs. The pool area appears clean enough but we did not use it. The staff have been helpful with information for the surrounding area. We would use this campground again in a pinch.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
If this was the only campground I had ever been to, I'd probably think it was acceptable but fortunately, I have a variety of places for comparison. The site we had was very challenging to get leveled on. The sites across the street from ours had drainage issues as there was ankle deep, standing water from recent rain. The electric posts were not conveniently located and no on site water was a major downer. There were an abundance of sites which also meant an abundance of noisy children, barking dogs, clothes lines, bikes, slow walking people that wouldn't get out of the way for oncoming traffic and just generally all the related crap. I was very irritated that you have to pay an additional park entrance fee. I would not stay at this location again unless it was an absolute necessity.