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Ouray KOA

Ouray, Colorado

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I've stayed at a lot of KOAs over the years and normally the office staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed. Not so much here --they're not Unfriendly, but they could use some coaching on being more warm. The sites are fine --long pull-throughs available and gravel was hard packed. Our friends rented a primitive cabin and they said that the community bathrooms were clean. We had great AT&T cell service (data and voice), so we didn't utilize their WiFi (but it was strong at our site). We looked inside a couple of the deluxe cabins and they were clean and comfy-looking. They also had new decks with grills overlooking the little stream that runs through the Kampground. The owner runs a BBQ shack on site (but it wasn't open when we were there). If you're visiting Ouray (one of the most beautiful areas of CO), this is a good option.

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We stayed at this campground while in the area for work, for a week. It's a kind of no frills park. It has a swimming pool that looked okay, the grounds are shaded with lots of trees, and the sites are large. We did not use the laundry or the bathrooms. Our site was at the outer edge of the park. Here's just a little advice; when arriving the park will sneak up on you very fast, from either direction. Their sign is somewhat obscured due to trees and greenery. As others have stated the road into the park itself, is very narrow (hopefully you won't meet someone exiting!), and the speed bumps are annoying. As you drive in, the signs will direct you to pull around to the front of the office -- do this with great caution. We followed the rules and did as requested, but we probably should have gotten out and just walked up to the office. The building sits on an uneven incline, the driveway around the office is very narrow, extremely tight, with limited sight around the back of the building, and the pavement is lopsided. We're not the longest rig out there (39' MH) and we had to back up a couple of times to get around the office because some genius had parked their golf cart on the side of the drive so they could chat on the deck (and they just sat and watched from the deck). Going down the hill, our tow hitch dragged the ground. Before our arrival, we had unhooked the tow car, it was a good thing we did. We would stay here again, but next time we would pull up to the right side of the pavement, across from the dump station and walk to the office.

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For a one night stopover outside of Indianapolis, we decided to stay at the KOA off of I-70 in Greenfield, IN. Just a couple of things to know BEFORE you get there. Normally we enjoy seeing the countryside, but, our new Rand/McNally GPS unit took us 33 miles out of the way through corn and soybean fields, to get there. The park is at exit 96, behind the Mt. Comfort RV dealership right off I-70. There are two sections to this RV park and it is spread out. The two areas are divided by a small creek with a bridge that you have to cross to get to the park office, again very doable. Lots of very large shade trees that create a canopy, but not low enough to damage our roof. There was a nice pool, the park was clean and the grounds maintained. However, we did not use the bathrooms or the laundry facilities. We were in site 15E, it was wide enough for all four slides, easy to level and we did not have to unhook our tow car. Most of their sites were large, shaded, with plenty of breathing room. Because we were at the front of the park, there was some road noise. We noticed that several of their camp sites had stamped concrete pads and were bigger than the usual, very nice. Because we had a long day of traveling, we requested a shady spot, the front office was accommodating, and very pleasant. The gentleman who showed us to our site offered his assistance, and made sure that we were situated, before leaving our site. For us the experience was great, next time we stay here, we will ask for a spot a little further from the road.

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We stopped here for a 2 night stay. Just know that there are pros and cons about staying at this city run park. The train does not have a set schedule, and the train tracks are right behind the RV spaces, and it is loud. The greenery at the sites are weeds, not grass, and while we were there they needed to be cut. Most of the sites are narrow, all are back in sites facing the river. Our slides were about 2 feet from the site to our left, but the site to our right was much larger. We were in site #11, we had no fire ring or grill, which was not an issue, but the picnic table needed attention. In general, the park would benefit from some very basic maintenance and care. Having the Mississippi River at your door was great. We enjoyed watching the huge barges traveling the river through the locks. Even though it's not the season for bald eagles, we saw 3 eagles, 2 landed in the water scooping up fish right in front our motorhome, and the other one was flying over the large pylon that is at the water's edge. There is a County Market grocery store on 61 about 5-7 miles away. We would stay here again, even with the train noise.

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I scored Hickory Hills at a 7 simply because of their front office staff (they get an 11 in my book!). We needed a port in a (wind) storm and we called the office late on a Friday and asked if they had a 50-amp site available for a two night stay to allow the 25-30 mph winds to die down on our way to Joliet. The lady in the office said it had been a long, hard day and she was just leaving to go home, but would be more than happy to come back over to the office to check us in if we would just call her cell number when we arrived. We arrived an hour later and she could not have been more helpful. She didn’t act “put out” by our last minute check-in or the fact that it was cold. They aren’t a Good Sam property, but she gave us the 10% discount anyway. They escorted us to our site and made sure we were all set before leaving. Here’s why I can’t give them higher than a 7, however: the fantastic front office staff just can’t make up fully for the quality of the sites. The overnight pull-throughs are not level at all and are very narrow. I’m glad that it wasn’t a busy weekend because if there had been a camper on the left and right of us, there would have been barely enough room to sit at the picnic table between the slides of each motorhome. The long-term sites are pretty large –that is certainly where their bread-and-butter is made. Some reviewers have commented on the shooting range next door. The overnight sites are on the very edge of the property immediately next to the road going to the range. We didn’t hear any gunfire while there at all, but it was the weekend of their annual community fish fry (awesome fish!) at the range, so maybe they weren’t in operation. We probably wouldn't make this a destination, but we were certainly glad it was available to us this weekend. We would stay here again under the same circumstances.

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We had called 2 hours ahead per their instructions to obtain a site. While other reviewers have given this park great reviews, it must have changed ownership recently. The road into the park and through the camp sites was a red mud, washboard, dirt road with pot holes and deeply washed out areas. It was horrible. There were several low hanging branches that caught the top of our rig and almost ripped the air conditioner covers off, just trying to maneuver within the park. We have a 39 foot diesel pusher, and the road, or lack there of, made it almost impossible to navigate. The amount of weeds, tall grass, and very junky permanent residents left little to be desired. We could hear the banjo music being played by yur sister-mama, as we drove away. Needless to say... we kept on driving!

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We have been at Pecan Park for 8 days. All of the sites are concrete, with a round concrete picnic table as well. There are trees around the edge of the park, and strips of grass and evergreen scrubs in between each site. Our site is level and close to the front entrance of the park. There are plenty of places on site to walk our long-haired Dachshund. As others have mention in their reviews, this park is very close to Jacksonville Airport. So yes, there are planes landing every day intermittently, but not every 5 minutes, so the noise does not bother us. The Laundry area is clean, but to use it you must either purchase a “laundry card” for $4, or you can rent one for 5 dollars, works much like a pre-paid credit card. Price for washing and or drying is $2 a load. Trash is picked up every day at your site and must be curb side by 10:00am. There is a dumpster by the Laundry. Cable TV stations came in great; I did not have a need to use their Wi-Fi, because I have my own set-up. The park is close to I-95 and within 3- 5 miles you have Wal-Mart, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Ross’s. There is only one complaint I have, and it’s about the front office staff. Out of the ones I have dealt with in the office, only the blond-headed lady had any sense at all of customer service, and was friendly. I don’t mind waiting while other customers are helped. A question about services that are available, or directions, seemed to be a big imposition, to the other front desk people. The Flea Market was okay, it is also run by the park.

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I cannot say enough good things about this park. Check-in: Attendant was warm and informative, gave me the rundown on everything (almost information overload, but better than being left in the dark). The gated park was immaculately maintained. It's more than a gravel parking lot --there are well-watered trees and desert landscaping. The sites are easy to get into and the hookups are in great condition. We visited in the low season I guess because there were only a hand full of spaces taken, however, the security truck patrolled as if it were Spring Break. We will stay here again.

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Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground - We stayed here hoping to work from the park during the week and take fall color photos over the weekend. The problem: very poor AT&T 3G connectivity and no reliable Verizon or Sprint cell phone coverage. For the weekend, however, what a nice place! Loop F & G are full hookups with 30 amp service (G loops around to overlook the river, so those sites are usually full). Loop F gets some road noise, but it quiets down at night. Deer wander through the open spaces in the center of the loop. This is typical of a nice CO state-run campground --clean, well-policed, clean facilities. The park is convenient to Montrose and Ridgway. We will stay here again. Price reflects no park pass for the RV since we are annual members.

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This park's name is accurate - RV CAMP. It's not a resort or even a park because it's pretty rustic. The spaces are nebulous (tough to know if you're really in one), but they give you enough freedom to get almost) level. The surface is occasional gravel with cement & rock fire pits. There were no vacationers while we were there, just workers in the local industries (although they were very friendly. We would stay here again if we wanted to visit the Grand Mesa for fall colors, but I do believe the price is too high for no cable (because you probably won't get broadcast channels). Looks like the park is for sale --I hope the new owners will put a little money into the place and make it a true destination because the Mesa is an awesome place (and there are no full hookups higher on the mountain).

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We called at 9 p.m. and a very pleasant woman (turns out she's the owner), answered. We asked if they had sites available for the night and she said yes, and to call her when we get close. We said, but we won't be there until midnight. She said "No problem, I live 3 miles away and I'll come meet you." I thought that sounded crazy, but we needed somewhere to stop Memorial day weekend. We called around 11 and said we were close. I passed the park entrance the first time, and apparently she saw me pass it and took off following me to let me know. When we got into the park, she wouldn't accept our money until she was sure we had parked OK and everything was hooked up and working. They had full hookups and the site was a pull through. It was only $20. This park may not have many amenities, but the service can't be beat.

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Really good for an overnight stop on the road. Great little oasis in the high desert – friendly office staff and the campground seemed to be well-maintained. If we’d been staying longer or if we’d been traveling in the summer we probably would have wanted one of their spots closer to the river with trees. Seems like the town has a melon theme going on so it’s probably a rocking’ place in the late summer. I wouldn’t plan on buying groceries when you arrive in Green River –one grocery store and it closes at 8 p.m. Pretty tight to maneuver an RV with toad in the “downtown” area where the store is anyway. I saw two other RV parks from the main street through town and they both looked okay from the road. We chose KOA because we’ve found them to be good overnight stop in most cases. We weren’t disappointed. Didn't use the Wi-Fi, but my AT&T 3G card worked well. Price reflects KOA Discount.

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This park was very well maintained. An access code is required for the showers, bathrooms, and laundry room and they were very clean. The Wi-Fi was slow, I used my 3G card mostly. Call and get directions before driving here, do not rely on GPS. The park is an oasis in a bad section of town.

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We had a driving emergency and these people were great –hence the good review. While the park was not what I’d seek for an extended time (sites were narrow, not very level, navigating through the park was challenging with a toad) the lady in the office was very understanding when we lost all hydraulics and needed to have some work done while sitting in our space. This campground sits on a hill on the edge of a municipal ball field. I would imagine that maybe in late spring the noise might be a problem, but we had no problems while we were there. Sites are gravel, and as stated, very narrow. I would not want to try to drive off the freeway at night and have to navigate through the park due to it being on a terraced hillside.

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Okay, no reasonable person would consider this RV park to be a destination. It’s a really big parking lot. If you are like us and you need a place to park, connect, sleep and get on your way again, it’s perfect. You pull off the freeway, navigate about 3 or 4 miles through a nice industrial area following the blue RV Parking signs and find a very large parking lot with little RV islands. I assume that this lot is used frequently during football games for tailgating, but we were glad it was available for a brief stopover (in some really bad storms). You’ll find a bulletin board with rules and payment envelopes. It was $31 and some change for an overnight stay (a little high, but we were tired of driving in the storms and we weren’t complaining). The pull-throughs were not long enough for our 39 footer plus toad, so we did have to disconnect in the rain. That’s why I didn’t give it a 10. (Because I had to get wet!)