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Flagstaff KOA, Flagstaff, Arizona

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $38.00
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Although the people at the campground were extremely friendly, I think this park is very overrated. It was expensive ($85 for two nights) and definitely not worth it. We camped with our family (2 adults and 3 children) and another family of the same. We chose this park because it had electric sites, and had activities for kids and families. The first immediate problem was that the spaces were so terribly close together that it was almost impossible to maneuver our camper into the spot. Thank goodness, when we arrived the people directly across had not checked in and we were able to pull into their spot in order to back into our spot. I noticed a few sign markers knocked over: apparently others didn't make it so well. The next issue was the electric box. There seemed to be one for at least two sites. We asked the camp host where we should plug in, he smiled and said "Well I guess since you are here first, you can have it!" The water spigot was nowhere near our site and our hose was stretched to the max (across our neighbor) in order to fill our tank. Next, was a flyer received upon check in, saying that you could not run a/c on 30 amp sites as this would cause breakers to trip. It is July in Arizona: it gets hot during the day! Why else would I need electricity? Sure enough, we lost power twice on the first day. People were checking out and asking for refunds: we stayed and dealt with it. As for the activities for family and kids: aside from the playground, you have to pay extra for everything. On Friday night was family movie night. We took the kids. They had ice cream for $3 and nachos for $2.50. Times 6 kids, was too much. We sat down to watch the movie and left after 15 minutes because it was so unbelievably hot in the "Korral" with no a/c or a single fan. On Saturday they had a spaghetti dinner for 7.95 a person. We skipped that, but opted to go listen to the "singer" at the campfire. They offered $2 smores, which were literally two smores. They rent "banana" bikes: at $5 per hour. Not bad, but I saw more than 3 children violently crash into other people's vehicles, causing damage to themselves and property. Not a great idea in such a crowded campground. Now the positives. The staff were friendly, except the tractor ride guy who clearly does not like children: actually, that become pretty comical. I liked the trees and getting away from the Phoenix heat. The playground was fun for the kids. They had clean showers and good coffee. I will not go back, I would not recommend it to a friend. It is not worth the money. Chalk it up as a lesson learned! We camped at Flagstaff KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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