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Rarely do I give poor reviews to an RV park unless it is really bad, but we've had very poor service here. Checking in was fine, as the front desk lady was lovely. The man who brought us to our site was not particularly friendly. I know that wind is a problem in the desert of NM, but to keep losing power when the wind blows is crazy. Today we had no water or power more than once. Thank goodness we were here, as our dogs would have died in the heat. The park only has grass in the dog park. It is very dusty. If they can have green grass in a dog park, why no grass around the sites? How this park is rated as highly as it is is beyond me. It is 50 miles from Carlsbad Caverns which is not explained anywhere I could find. It is at least 15 miles from a town in the middle of nowhere. The sites are large, true, and I'm sure the pool is fine, but when your power goes out from a windy day, it makes no sense. Beyond that, it is not in Carlsbad which is what their ads say. Maybe it's the only game in town worth staying, but I would rather park at Walmart, be closer and know I have to run my generator to have power. This is one park where I feel I can't wait to leave, and I felt that as soon as the man guided us into it.

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This is a lovely park close to many of the casinos. Paved roads and paved sites. This is our second stay here, and it is one of the nicest parks in which we've stayed. It is always very clean! I'd definitely return if I'm in the area. There is no problem getting in if you are a big rig, as along as you unhook coming into it. Good luck at the casinos! Great restaurants nearby, as well.

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The first year we stayed here, I believe I gave them a 10. It is a pretty park. However, we have seen this park going downhill for the past 3 years. Last year, we had very low water pressure. Getting into our site was a REAL challenge between the tree across the street and then palm trees and ficus hedges on each side of the site which were not trimmed properly. This year, the wi-fi was so slow, we had to use our ATT card. They say they've run new power, but our power was so low the entire stay that the generator kicked on at one point. Good thing it was cool, as we couldn't run our AC units because of the low power. We've never had that problem, even in smaller, much less expensive parks. Once again, we had very low water pressure. Doing wash was an issue for two reasons--power and pressure. With that said, it's probably the best park in the Key West area. It just does not rate a 10, in our view, nor would we return.

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I'm surprised at some of the comments about this lovely park. It is a campground, not a resort. However, it is very clean and well done. I've had no problem with their Internet. It's better than many others. I noticed a remark about getting into the park which worried me, as we drive a 45 foot coach towing. and had no problem. We were escorted to a lovely site with a concrete patio. The roads and sites are gravel but no dust at all. This place is lovely with a nice playground and grass. There is a lake with ducks. The owners are very friendly, and it's obvious they are working to make this a lovely RV park. There are picnic tables and benches all around this park. I hesitated to stop here when I read some of the reviews, as we are rather choosy, but I'd definitely stop here again. It's an easy drive from the interstate. Yes, it's 5 miles, but it is so pleasant out here. We do not have cell phone service with AT&T, as others have said, but that is not the fault of the park. As I said, the internet has worked fine for me. If I'm back in the area, I'd definitely come back. Much nicer than a lot of much higher rated parks in my mind. They didn't take my GS card, as it is a weekend.

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Class A only park with a beautiful club room, pool, etc. They have a marina for the owners. As others said, there is a lot of construction going on, so if you want to have quiet and not a lot of dust, make sure you ask for your site to be away from construction. The construction, brick work, etc., doesn't make for a good stay. The owners had a Derby party which was lovely, and we found them to be very friendly. That was a nice added touch. There are sites for sale, but no one tried to approach us about buying. In other words, it isn't a hard sell type situation. Our rate was with a 30% discount with a coupon from the Tampa RV show. There are good restaurants and a Publix close by if you have a car. We found the sites to be a bit narrow with the coach houses they have. You couldn't put your awnings out. Since our site was a "for sale" lot, we had no table. Our friends had furniture at theirs, but it was so dirty from the construction, they chose not to use it. We felt the management could be better about cleaning before new rentals come into the owned sites. Overall, it's a beautiful park and pretty close to the beach but a bit crowded for a number of reasons.

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After reading previous reviews, we weren't sure whether to stay here or not, and it was one of our favorites of our month trip through Alabama doing the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The owner was extremely nice and helpful. Because we read about tight spots, we mentioned that to him, and he gave us and our traveling friends spaces side by side with an empty spot between us so we'd have enough room. Along the river and the walking trail, he has wooden swings. Lovely for sitting and watching the sunset. It was a bit dusty because the roads are not paved, but there is a lovely grassy area in the middle of the park. The landscaping is very nicely done. He's even added a new storm shelter in the event of a tornado. That's another nice touch for the park. There are quite a few restaurants in the immediate area. It's about 20 minutes to the Robt.Trent Jones Golf Trail. My husband hadn't been there more than 20 minutes when he pulled out his fishing gear and pulled in a couple of VERY nice sized bass. I heard no road noise, but we were on the "bay" side of the river. If you're going to camp near a river, you'll hear boat noise. To complain about that seems a bit much, but that's just my opinion. I loved this park and would definitely like to go back. We travel in a 45 foot coach, so if it seemed tight to some, I'd suggest getting a site near the water, as we found it fine, even if there had been a coach between us and our friends.

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I had to chuckle about the dog nazi statement in one review. How true that is! You aren't supposed to let your dog wet outside on the grass. You are supposed to take them to the dog park. I have to wonder how a little 5 lb dog can possibly hurt their grass, but whatever. I found the staff friendly, but really overbearing when it comes to the pet "friendly" part of the park. It could be their dog watering on their shrubs and killing them. Make sure you don't drive your car the wrong way to your site, either. Oh, well, it's a nice park with spacious pull through sites and close to Montgomery and to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses in Prattville. There's even a decent fish restaurant right down the road: a bit of Alabama hospitality! There is no pool.

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The staff and owners of this park are very helpful and friendly. It seems that the relatively new owners are trying to do upgrades and make the park nicer. However, I do not understand how this park gets the ratings it gets from Good Sam and Woodall's. My point is that it's a nice park, but it's not a great park. The first site in which they wanted us to park would have been nearly impossible for our 45 ft rig, but they willingly put us in another site. One good thing I can say is that they have a storm shelter which is a great thing when traveling through Alabama during tornado season. We would stay here again.

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This is a COE park. It's pretty much in the middle of nowhere, so be sure to shop before you arrive. The people working there were very friendly and helpful. If you drive over a 40 ft. coach, you should ask them for site 1 or 2, as I'm not sure how you'd manage some of the other sites because of the trees. They are long, but they're very narrow. There are trees along the back in sites which would make it very difficult to open slideouts. We actually enjoyed this park, but except for sites at the very front of the park, I don't think we could have parked our 45 ft coach. They really seemed surprised to see a coach as as large as ours coming into the park. Because of the site in which we parked, we could get satellite, but cell phone service was VERY spotty. Most sites were too tree covered to get satellite. It is definitely not a luxury park, but a camping spot which was clean, quiet, pleasant and on the river.

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Upon arriving at the park very late at night in a pouring rain, we found someone was in our assigned spot. It took us about 45 minutes to finally get into an appropriate site since the office was closed. Park security was about as clueless as we were. Directions into this park are not good. The grass was full of sand spurs, so our dogs had problems. Low hanging branches drug across the top of our coach. We wouldn't choose to stay in this park again, even though it is close to some decent restaurants and on the casino property.

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This is a perfect spot for staying in your RV and visiting New Orleans. It is surrounded by a tall brick wall, gated, and is a few blocks walk to Bourbon Street. The office is a lovely brick building in keeping with the architecture in New Orleans. The sites are roomy and paved. The staff was very helpful in getting cabs, if needed. We were there for the Final Four, and we never felt unsafe at all in the area. In fact, there were probably 100 police officers next to the vacant building mentioned in a prior review. We asked the police about our safety. They just suggested we walk around the Visitors' Center beside which was a police station rather than walking near the projects which were on the other side of the area. I would highly recommend this park and would go back. We were not bothered by road noise, nor sirens. In fact, I don't even recall hearing any excess noise. Our site was about midway down the road. After reading other reviews, I have to admit that I was truly surprised about how lovely this park is.

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This is a decent place to stop before going down to the Keys. It is fairly close to the Florida Turnpike with easy access--five miles or so down a rural two lane road. It is out in the middle of orange groves. It's hardly what I'd consider a resort, but it's clean, has a nice store, and the staff and campers were friendly. The sites are grass, but some looked quite tight. We have a 45 foot motorhome, and I was guided to a site where I KNEW I could not get around a tree, and the gentleman was nice enough to move me to a more accessible site. Leveling our motorhome was no problem. I'd stay here again for an overnight if I were driving to the Keys, but it sure isn't what I'd consider a destination resort.

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We've stayed in this park for 5 days for the past two years. It seems to be very difficult to get a waterfront site, as we put in our reservation 11 months in advance this year and had worse sites than last year. Last year, I felt it was the most beautiful park in which I'd stayed, but this year I felt a bit differently. The people are friendly, and the location is nice. We found the sites to be a bit tight for our larger RV than last year. The hosts come and cut the hedges, palms, etc, if they are a problem, but some sites are quite tight because of the shrubbery, and, truly, that should be done before we are trying to park our RV in a site as expensive as theirs. There is absolutely NO grass except in their dog park near the entry to the park which creates a dog walking problem when it is pouring rain. This is a lovely park, but the above reasons are why I can't rate it a 10.

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We asked if this park would handle a 45 ft motorhome before coming, more than once. While we are parked here, we found this park not to be appropriate for larger rigs. They have low hanging trees which hit and dragged over our coach. The place is one big dust pile. To get to our space was nearly impossible because of the number of vehicles parked around the area and the low hanging branches. We actually had to come to our space going down the one way road the wrong way, because of the situation. I would never come back to this park because of this situation. They should never advertise this park as big rig friendly, as it IS NOT.

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Warning! If you are coming into town on Hwy30 from York, do not follow directions in Trailer Life directory or the campground directions on how to get to this park. It takes you through downtown Gettysburg making turns that are nearly impossible. Our friends followed their GPS which took them halfway around the town square where they continued straight and up the hill by the Seminary and then turned left. They then turned right on Hwy 116 and avoided the very difficult turn in downtown Gettysburg. We really enjoyed this park. Our site was a back in near the entrance to the park. There was plenty of room for our 45 ft coach, and we were able to use our satellite. The owner was quite helpful and cut some tree limbs which would have hit the top of our motor coach when we backed in. They allowed us to look at some pull-through sites and then let us choose where we wanted to park. It is very convenient to the battlefields and town. They have a putt putt golf course and a large meadow (grassy area) which says no dogs are allowed, but we sure saw dogs playing there. They also have a large sandy play yard for kids. We were allowed to have a man come in and wash our RV while we were there, and there is an RV repairman on site. We didn't use his services, so I can't recommend him. This is a very clean, well-kept park. It isn't new, but they are working hard to make people happy while staying in their campground. I'd definitely stay in this park again.