Date of Stay: August, 2015
We almost did not stay here because of prior poor reviews. But for visiting the wonderful Shelburne Museum and Burlington, it was the perfect location. We found this campground typical of many in New England - a bit cramped and a few too many trees although they gave us a site that facilitated connecting our roof top satellite dish. There were a few mobile homes where people seemed to be staying full time mixed with seasonals mixed with transients like us. Because it is located on a divided highway, getting into the park from the north was tricky. Once we found the special U-turn lane on the right hand side of Rt 7, it was doable. It would have been nice to know ahead of time.
Date of Stay: January, 2015
This aging park has been well maintained for the most part, but the 3-hole golf course was a disappointment and did not appear to be used while we were there. It was not clear where to tee off and the grass around the holes looked like it was dying. The picnic table sat on a concrete pad, and the motor home was parked on sandy grass. Our rate is based on a two week stay. The newly installed internet worked well nearly all the time and was robust enough to stream a movie at our site near the entrance. It was hard for someone staying such a short time to get involved in activities. About 30% of the campers were from Quebec and spoke French and were understandably reluctant to converse much with us. We would have done better with an explanation of activities. When the calendar listed a wiener roast at the Ret., we thought it was taking place at the restaurant. Only after we went to the restaurant were we told that it was at a communal campfire area and you had to bring your own hotdogs??? We would have loved to play tennis, but even after we found the sign up sheet, we couldn't figure out how to play with other twosomes. When we made our reservation here we asked for an open site so we could use our satellite dish. The first one we were assigned had too much foliage, but staff was willing to relocate us as long as they had space. Many of the campsites were in a forested are, not suitable for a roof top mounted dish like ours.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Like others before us, we turned in the wrong spot coming east from St. Louis and our GPS took us on a scenic tour of some rough neighborhoods before we got close enough to spot the casino signs. The park looks new and the sites are spacious and level. Nice view of the Arch and capital dome. We were shocked by how much we were charged since we had read the comments of those before us and the casino campground's web site. Our fee reflects a Good Sam discount. Possibly those shorter than our 40' length, paid less. Call first. Park rating would be higher if the price were more reasonable and listed correctly on the web site.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
Camping World is nearby and their staff recommended we stay here for an early morning repair appointment. The registration building is far from the campground and there isn't enough space for a large rig to turn around there. There were only a handful of folks camping here, but the clerk assigned us to the same space he assigned another rig to. We asked for a site between #1 - 10 to be a bit farther from the noisy expressway, but he said all those sites were reserved. There were 4 rigs camped there. No one else came in. He gave us a password for a non-existent internet. This spot is over priced compared to similar casino campgrounds we've enjoyed. But it is close to camping world.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
When we phoned ahead to make sure that the camp sites were available, we were told to choose a site and that someone would be around later to collect the fee. There were two other rigs there, but no one stopped by. The park is centrally located and made a good over night stop on our way home. Electricity, water and sewer hook ups were conveniently located and worked well. The sites are very closely spaced. No restrooms or showers were in the vicinity.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
The owners have worked so hard to make this park attractive, they have forgotten that people being there can cause disorder. I felt like I was in a library and the librarian was constantly saying "Shush." We had a mechanical problem with our motor home and were aided by the repairman the owners recommended and they scolded him for opening the engine compartment. They enforced the rules like the Gestapo the entire week we were there and made us feel unwelcome. The 10mph speed limit was rigorously enforced. We camp six months a year and have never encountered such a lack of understanding from campground owners. They acted like we were the Beverly Hillbillies defiling their campground with our malfunctioning rig. Too bad - it was a nice park otherwise.