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Cape Hatteras KOA, Rodanthe, North Carolina

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $75.00
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I just can't believe it: here are my issues from this past weekend. Was "escorted" to the campsite by a teenager in a yellow golf cart. Pulled in right behind him in his golf cart. He said you have site 163. You need to back up and pull into site 163 which is next to you. I did just as he said. Pulled into site 162. He said to plug in "right here." Ok. Done. At 11:00PM, a staffer knocked on my door, woke me up and said, "You are in site 162. You need to move into site 163." I said, "Some kid parked me here, I'm staying. You figure it out." The next morning at 7:00AM, someone ELSE knocked on my door, woke me up, and asked me to move into 163. I said NO! You figure it out. The next day ANOTHER staffer asked me to plug into the correct power pole and water for my site, located on the ENTRY side to my camper. WHAT??? My cord is not 75 feet, nor is my pot water hose. "YOU figure it out!" When preparing to leave, on the way out, I needed to drop my black and grey tanks. Two other problems here. The dump station is directly in FRONT of the check in area. Is very awkward to get a fifth wheel camper in that location. Second, the dump station has a small water hose, located on the incorrect side of a camper for dumping. Impossible to use. Now the best part. After paying $75 a night for three nights. There is no threaded adapter in place above their dump hole. It's just an angled cast iron hole. I had to put my foot on the hose to hold it in place. Dropped the black water and was immediately covered in three days worth of the worst stuff imaginable. The tank barely took any. My wife went in the office to tell them there was a problem at the dump station. No response. I went into the office to tell them of human waste and toilet paper everywhere, including on me! They sent over some crusty old guy who told me, "You have to dump slowly here or that will happen." I then dropped both my grey tanks and that went everywhere BUT into the hole. It went across the parking/drive in area and was a real mess. He said, "Sir can you shut that off?" (You are kidding me, right???) There is a biological/ecological mess here: they should be closed down for this. Never again. $75 a night for about 25 gallons of water and $5 worth of electricity. We camped at Cape Hatteras KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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North River Campground, Shawboro, North Carolina

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $35.00
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This is an old folks home. Seriously: it seemed every camper was over the age of 50. We camped 2 nights this past weekend with two other campers (a total of 3 campsites). We had two boys with us (9/10 years old) and they were the only kids present that weekend. Great quiet campground if you want to read books. The good: This place was spotless and very well maintained. I give it a 10 there. They have excellent, problem free hookups. It was a large campsite for our fifth wheel. There was free fishing in a well stocked, man-made lake. We released all fish caught. The bad: The "beach/swimming" area is a very tiny, small portion of the man-made lake that is fenced off. The beach is really just a sandy/grassy area. There is no place to really sit/lay near the water (too much of a slope). There is no pool. They would not give me a military discount, because I was retired military, not active duty. Everything was nickel and dimed. A fee for the privilege of burning your own firewood. A fee for plugging in your own electric golfcart for a recharge. $5 fee for extra people. $5 fee for each day visitor. Fees for pets. Fees to wash your camper. Fees for wireless internet. Fees for putt putt golf which was not well built, nor covered in outdoor grass. Was just painted plywood surfaces that are not sloped correctly and cups that are protruding from the surface. Was not worth the effort to play. The ugly: Nit picking owners frequently asked us to not park our golfcarts on the grass? Huh? Told to not park vehicles near the camper for fear of having to charge you for the buried water lines that you might break. The owners rudely yelled at other campers for where they loaded their golfcarts. Owner threatened to throw out a friend whose dog was sleeping at his feet, not on leash. Owner had to park us for an unknown reason, even though we are very experienced and accomplished campers. We just did not feel welcomed here. There is a public boat ramp with no dock at all, outside of the campground. You can only launch a bass boat or jetski, at best. Once you launch, you have to transit out through a long canal to make it to any water. Not worth the effort for this inconvenient convenience. We will never camp here again. We camped at North River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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