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This is another campground that stretches the term "resort".....and they even charge a "resort fee" of $4 for every night's stay! On top of that, showers cost 25 cents for 5 minutes! The majority of the many sites are seasonals, but most of them are nicely kept. We knew our site would only have electricity and water for the PA rate, but when we got to our assigned site, the power box was at least 50 feet away! When we looked around, we noticed that all of the utilities were randomly placed, and most were not at all convenient. There were only a few sites that could accommodate us, and our unit is only 33 feet. Many are not level. All of the power boxes are shared. They let us move, but I would hate to be there on a weekend when there were no other choices of sites. If you reserve a site here, be prepared to use extension cords and/or multiple hoses. The wooded area is attractive, and the pools look nice. The people across from us had booked through Thousand Trails, and supposedly had a sewer site, but theirs did not. There were no other sites with sewer, so they left. I saw another reviewer on TripAdvisor tell the same story. Almost all the sewer sites are for permanents.

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I have mixed feelings about this campground. I don't consider it a "resort" by any means, but they have a door marked "banquet hall" and apparently have events there. There are branches of the Mississippi all around the campground, so many people have boats moored near the campsites, and many sites are seasonal. There are no sewer connections at all, probably because of potential floods, and there's a honey wagon for long-term folks. Since there are over 600 sites, I was amazed that there is only one bathroom with only 4 showers! They weren't really dirty, but they are very dated and there was water everywhere from so much use. They had put a bucket of sand for cigarettes INSIDE the bathroom and it smelled like smoke! (I moved it outside!) We saw two port-a-potties in a second section of the campground. They advertise cable, but the sign said it's not working, which seems to be routine, since another reviewer said the same thing 2 years ago! And, the only Wi-Fi was at the office. My phone just barely had enough signal for data. That said, it's an attractive campground with lots of trees...just really crowded in the summer. And, it's close to the city.

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This campground is a hidden gem! We moved to this one, since our first one is Custer could only give us 3 nights over the July 4 holiday, and we were so glad we moved! It is small and secluded and is run by a lovely, friendly couple. The campsites are gravel with lush grass all around. We could watch the deer gather in the field below every evening, and some of them wandered through the campground. The bathhouses are immaculate. The Wi-Fi is typical "campground speed", but I had a great Verizon signal for data. There are several nice cabins for rent here, too.

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We enjoyed our stay here with one exception. Their Wi-Fi was barely usable, even when I sat beside the office, and I could not get a Verizon cell signal that would support data, so I felt very disconnected, since I use my computer for all my trip planning. I even had to ride down the road toward town to have a good phone conversation! Other than that, this is a nice park. It is on a pretty steep hill and the sites are terraced. They have nice grass, and the bathrooms are good. Owners are friendly and work hard to keep the place looking nice.

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We saw the reviews online and decided to try it, since there aren't a lot of choices in the area. Prices in Jackson are sky-high! This is a former mobile home park that the owner is converting to accommodate RV's. But, he wants mainly seasonal people, so you'd better call ahead to see if he has any spaces. Also, there is no office, so he has to know you're coming and be there to meet you. I would consider this a "back-yard" campground. There are a few sites along the driveway and a couple out back. There are full hookups, but no bathrooms or any other amenities. No Wi-Fi or cable or picnic table. There's a little grass around and a few trees, but we didn't have any shade. The mosquitoes were bad. He had just had the electric post put into our site, and the power kept cutting off, so we had issues there, but we got it working.

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We really enjoyed our 5 days here! It's not fancy, but is very clean and has everything we needed. The staff is super friendly. The gravel sites vary a lot in size, but they will find one that fits your rig. The entrance is sort of hard to find since you turn in on "Alley Way", which IS an alley and doesn't look like it would go anywhere. The owner is trying to work on his "curb appeal". But, the campground is a little oasis behind the stores. There's quite a bit of shade and a wonderful, grassy dog lot that my dogs loved! There's a fun, free miniature golf course. The campground is close to town and stores, and is conveniently located to lots of great day-trips. The bathrooms are nice and clean, as is the laundry. ($2.50 for washer and $1.00 for dryers)

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When we made our reservations, they only had back-in spots left, and that did fine for us. We parked our toad beside the RV. We watched some of the pull-in people struggle to get their truck/trailers or motorhomes/toads within the sites. Sites are all gravel with a little grass here and there. It's fun to see the train ride through the campground. The WiFi is very sporadic, as is the Verizon signal. Verizon changes from 3G to LTE and back, so my hotspot comes and goes, as does their WiFi. They advertise that they have cable, but she told me when I checked in that it doesn't work.

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This campground is hard to rate since there are some really good points and some really bad ones. I think the owners are struggling to make it work and don't really know what they are doing. We had read that the reservation system had problems, and we found that to be true. We rode by the campground on Memorial Day weekend to make our reservation the next week and paid for the first night. When we arrived after the holiday, the only person who knew how the "system" (a bunch of sheets of paper) worked wasn't there, so we had to wait almost two hours for them to figure out where to put us! I heard someone say that whoever happened to answer the phone wrote things down in a different place. So, beware that they may mess up your reservation. The campground is just dirt and gravel, but that's pretty much expected in this part of the country. The utilities were fine. I tried to take a shower and there was no hot water. The bathrooms were nasty from the holiday weekend, but they did clean them up promptly. Unfortunately on our second morning, there was a flood in the bathroom/laundry, and they had a major septic problem. We were at our campsite all afternoon and dealt with the sounds and smell of septic system pump-outs for hours. The dumpsters were overflowing from the weekend, and they don't get emptied until Thursday so they were unsightly. They have lots of washers and dryers which are $1.50 each. There is no Verizon cell service. Their WiFi works, but only at the office. We got a signal from our campsite which was one of the closest to the office, but I could only get it to work in the early morning or late at night. The best part is that it is so close to the east entrance to Zion, which is a MUCH better way to enter the park than at the congested west end. You do have to ride all the way through to get to the visitor center, but what a drive it is!

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This campground costs a little more than we usually pay, but it was worth it! The views are spectacular! The whole grounds are gorgeous with nice landscaping and carefully thought-out layout. All the full hook-ups have concrete pads, and most have grills, fire rings, and picnic tables. The bathrooms are spotless. They have recycling in several places. You do have to pay $2 for a 15 min shower, but I'm sure that's because this is a swimming area that's open to the public. There are family bathrooms, so you can share the 15 minutes. Washers are $1.00 and dryers are 50 cents! The WiFi is a little spotty, but my Verizon MyWi worked fine. We loved out stay here!

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This campground was a little different from anywhere else we have stayed, but we enjoyed our time there. We always take our showers in the campground bathrooms, and after I had made our reservations, we realized that they don't have a bathroom at all! All the sites have full hookups, so for the time being, you must use your own. I think there are plans to build a bathhouse. There's also no real "office", but we were greeted by a man on a golf cart as we drove in. They had already emailed us our site number, so they told us to pull in and they would register us when they could. Some of the sites are pretty short but we were fine. Some are gravel and some have concrete pads. It's in a valley with nice views of the surrounding mountains. We were invited to a pot-luck supper on our second night there. Don't miss the winding drive to Cataloochee Valley to see the elk herds, which has its entrance very near the campground.

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This is an old campground which has been here for years, but it is very picturesque. It's very close to town and Chimney Rock Park. Most of this campground is set up for seasonals. They save a few sites on the river for transients. The interior roads are narrow and bumpy. I think a big rig would have trouble. The sites are pretty short, but we were fine in our 33' motorhome. There's a constant roar from the river, but it would be great for kids in the summer...huge boulders to climb on! The bathrooms have not been updated in years. We used the ones in the far section, and they were functional but very rustic.....but lots of hot water. Their reviews don't say they have WiFi, but they do, and it worked fine.

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This is a lovely, well-kept park. It's near the interstate, but you don't get road noise. We called first and they said we didn't need a reservation since there were plenty of sites available, even on a Friday. (A reservation would have cost an added $3.) There's only one pull-through, which we got for the discounted senior rate of $15 plus tax. There are huge grassy fields, with the only downside being all the goose poop. Some of the sites are short, so be sure you tell them your length if you make a reservation. The trees over the inner roads could use a little trimming, since some small limbs were hitting the top of our RV on the way in.

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Lovely setting on a small lake. We had a lakefront pull through site. Sites are gravel with grass around. Nice, fenced dog area. Bathrooms were clean with good hot water...new shower curtains (which the last reviewer said were needed!) Friendly owners. They provide a trash can for dog poop, which I always appreciate! WiFi worked fine.

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This is a great place for a night or two....very clean and neat. It's right in the city and is next to their minor league ballpark and a marina. Sites are all pave & level, with nice grass around. We never saw a camp host...just picked a site and put our $20 in a slot. There is a train track right beside it, and several trains went by in the night and blew their horns at the crossing. They woke is up, but we went right back to sleep. There's lots of fast food within walking distance. There was a good WiFi signal from the marina which requires an access code, and the entry screen said that paying campers could get a voucher from the marina. I guess it was free. We had a good Verizon signal, so used my phone to tether. We didn't use the shower, but I looked in and they were not fancy, but very functional. Don't know about the hot water or shower heads.

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This is a great place to stay to have Winnebago work done or to see the factory. It's small, quiet, and cheap! There's 50 amp electric, but no other utilities. There are dump stations. No WiFi, but good Verizon signal for tethering. We never saw anybody in charge...just put our money in the slot! I put "yes" for clean bathrooms.....but. They weren't awful but really could have used a good cleaning and some fresh paint. The showers looked like what I remember at camp as a kid. But there was lots of good, hot water and places to hang or put things. Some sites were kind of off-level, and the power boxes are in strange places. There's a golf course across the stream and an adjacent playground. We were very happy there!