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Needed a place overnight and this was right by the freeway. By the way, we were headed to Foss State Park first, and the bridge was out so check that situation out as well. This is an older KOA park. Asphalt was very uneven and needed to be redone. They have a lot of big speed bumps which I never understand, since they are so damaging to a big rig. We requested a space where we could get our satellite up and running and they do have selected satellite sites, but we have to jockey our rig around in order to avoid the many tree branches. The rig near us couldn't get satellite at all. But a convenient, quick place to overnight, although priced a little high, as KOA's are known for.

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A first- class big rig operation and always a pleasure to stay here. They will point out points of interest in the area, like Red Oak II, an incredible tourist attraction. Very spacious big rig pull throughs, easy access off the freeway. Spaces to the north are more open and easier for satellite reception. We were able to pull into the space with our tow, all the hookups lined up, then we left without having to disconnect. Can't go wrong with Mike and his staff!

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Even with their patio sites, rigs can be very close to you at this Branson park. Many had difficult getting satellites to work because of all the trees, I suggest trying the regular sites on the East (?) end to try and get a signal. Staff is very accomodating. We got there a day early and they have a spacious overflow area with power you can stay in for $19 a night. The staff does everything they can to make your stay nice. Once, we were bbqing hamburgers, didn't have an onion, and one of the staff brought us an onion from his place. Although one of the most expensive parks, its' super close to all the show sites and the strip. Like most of the parks around, it's very hilly, but they have leveled the sites well. Just wish they had more space inbetween them.

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This is part of the national park system. I had called the rangers to see if their campground could take a big rig and they said it could. However, the drive in there has a number of big hills and in fact, we didn't hook up with our tow when leaving, until we got out to the Freeway. The Big Springs is really worth seeing. Very stunning. 288 million gallons of spring water come out of the ground each day. However, from the campground you will not be near the Springs, or able to see the river nearby. They also didn't tell us that the largest campground area was closed off for the season and we had to go into the smaller area. We were able to find space for a 42 foot rig and got satellite reception also. Verizon signal very weak. We could get more calls but no digital service and could not go online. We wouldn't camp here again, just because the drive in is a little hairy.

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Very good park for overnighting in a Big Rig. Nice long pull throughs. Far enough off the freeeway where the loud traffic noise was not an issue. Very good service. We asked the owner to put us a couple of spaces from anybody else, so we had more room, and he did. Easy in and out without having to disconnect the tow.

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Before checking in, you may want to check out the Beacon Drag Strip website schedule of racing. It's across the street and we arrived on a Saturday before a big event. The noise was enormous and the RV park owner told us it would stop about 6 pm. Yet, at 9:45 pm, hundreds of cars were still lined up to get inside. The drag racing went on until an astonishing 2 am and we had ear plugs trying to sleep. The park itself is nice and open and we liked that and the owners try and leave a space around you as the park fills up. Despite the noise, we were assured that the next day the races would be over by 4 pm. So we stayed another day. At 5 pm, the sounds of motors roaring and tires screeching continued, so this time we called the Paducah Police who said they would have the sheriff go out and check for unauthorized activity. It was quiet that evening and I'd say it was one of the quietest parks we've ever stayed at. One sour note, when leaving the next day, we were 50 minutes late in pulling out of our site, and the park was almost empty on that row, and the owner, who was very irate and agitated, knocked on our door and said he was charging us $5 extra for each hour we were there after check out time. He seemed very angry as he stalked away telling me "you're still using my utilities" He had a good point, although he needs to learn to be more tactful. We are the customers. He needs us, we don't need him. So we paid the $5. Under the circumstances, having us put up with the enormous dragster noise and not ask for a refund, we thought he was out of line. These are new owners and need to realize they are in the service business. Beware of faulty GPS turn instructions. This park is several miles from the freeway on small roads, and you might get a wrong turn instruction, to the left, right before getting to the park. This is a small dead end road. Usually, you can see the park straight ahead at this time, and just keep going down the main road.

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An older park near the Grand Ole Opry with many large pull through spaces, and farther off the main freeway. You'll hear the traffic but not nearly as loud as adjacent parks. Sites are gravel and not paved, area has scattered trees, but we were able to get our satellite up and working. We would stay here again as it seems a nice quiet park. Not as glitzy and manicured as the nearby KOA but priced less. A note of caution, it is geared toward families with a number of activities scheduled and during the holidays, large numbers of sites are closed for the holiday light displays. When we were there, they were also giving rides on a full-size fire engine, which ran the siren and claxon horns continuously as it drove through the camp. This was quite scary at first because we thought it was some sort of disaster taking place. Wish they were a little easier on blowing the sirens, extremely loud and scared the pets too, but the staff seems to work hard at putting together these special events.

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This is a wonderful park that we enjoy staying at, on an island in Lake Cumberland. Most of the sites are down in the trees with a few open and sunny. Some sites have an electrical box that has to be shared, with 50 amp and 30 amp for whoever gets there first. Easy to access laundry facilities. Lots of shopping about 10 miles to the North in Somerset. The only downside with this park are the never ending train whistles, and we love trains. Burnside is actually listed as a top place to watch trains, in some railroad books, but it's a major crew changing point and there are whistles all night long. We usually have to have the windows closed, fans on, even earplugs, to get a good nights sleep. The Stearns scenic railroad is also about 25 miles to the South. It is a beautiful resort State Park however, with a huge marina nearby. The sound from the train seems to travel from the large bridge across Lake Cumberland,down the water, to where the park is.

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Don't confuse this with Renfro Valley KOA, they are both very close, and from reviews we have read, the KOA is ontop of a steep hill, which we didn't want to negotiate. This park is adjacent to the Renfro Valley entertainment center and has lots of real long and level pull throughs. You check in, however, further down the road, in the motel, across the the Renfro Valley tourist facilities. There were no concerts when we were there, midweek, and they said "take your pick of the sites, there are only 3 people there, then call us when you decide what site you want) It appears there are actually two RV park facilities on the premises. They didn't tell us that but we saw lots of other RVs parked behind the music barn, but they were smaller in length. There is some road noise and we encountered something every unusual. Because of the bright lights that are on all night, about 3 am, it appeared some noisy birds were starting to fly around. They were so loud, we had to close the windows and put a fan on. Never seen that before. One other point. There is nobody from the RV park onsite. And we saw some people taking advantage of that. One car load of people just drove in, took over a site to eat their dinner, hung out a while and then went on their way. Other campers stayed until about 4:30 pm before leaving. I did try and call the office about the trespassers but after five pm, nobody answered. We would stay there again but wouldn't plan a special trip there.

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One of our favorite RV parks but it takes a little understanding when going there. The owners are also busy flying Skydivers, managing a cafe on the property and it's a limited staff. You won't be greeted by an open office and in fact, the office is usually locked. You can find a site, register and slip your envelope through the door. Sometimes you have to search out the manager in order to pay. They seem to rely on the honor system a good part and see few problems. Seems to have a lot of seasonal or long-term RVs in the South row and there are about 10 sites for larger motorhomes between the office and cafe. Spaces are fairly narrow and there are no picnic tables, fire rings, etc, but there's a larger fire ring for the community. This is the home of the West Virginia skydivers and the managers of the park are quick to invite RV guests to parties or functions they are having, I got invited twice to even take a plane ride, which was super. Borders the Ohio River with access from the park, there' s a private runway with small planes, and a train track, but we never saw more than 2 trains a day. Very interesting place, just not fancy. The secret is to get a space with nobody around you and the views to the West are incredible. If units start coming in next to you, you won't see anything. We had a rude couple pull into the park at 4 am and idle their engine for 20 minutes while hooking up. Not the parks fault, just inconsiderate people who don't get it! We would stay here again. Nearby access to many stores several miles away in Barboursville.

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A beautifully maintained and clarry RV resort facility several miles off the freeway. Site are very level and it's true, they do deliver a newspaper at your door every morning. We were here for three days in the rain so couldn't see the real beauty of the facility. Nice to bike around on as well. The entrance to to the park, as others have said, is a little tight for a big rig and they ask you to pull over in limited space while you register. Closest laundry is back at Westin where there is a Wal Mart. Ice is also hard to get with the marina selling it, if the marina is open, otherwise you have to go to the nearest gas station several miles down the road. If I had to complain about something, it would be the secrecy of the site number you are getting. They are NOT allowed to disclose this over the phone and you don't know until you get there, where you will be. I thought that was a little silly and not sure why they don't discuss it. We would stay here again.

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This was our first trip in Maryland's Western Mountains and we found it quite beautiful. This State Park also includes a large casino resort hotel, but this was far away from the campsites and not noisy. We did agree with others that the signs for the campgrounds needed more signs. Coming down the hill, toward the resort, the campgrounds are to the right. As you travel to the end of the lake, there's a neighborhood up ahead, and a large parking lot by the lake. They need another sign telling you to keep driving into the housing area. The campground turnoff is further down. We were looking all over the parking lot for it before I disconnected the car and discovered it. Although we saw a few big rigs, we wouldn't recommend this for a large rig. We had a 40 footer, and in the Ash loop, space 9 was a great one, and we were in 15 which took everything we could do to get in and out safely. Lots of room once in the pull out. Very dark and heavy trees all through this camping area. With the beautiful lake nearby, but not visible, I wish they had some nice open campsites with the big views that can be had in this valley. Trash is deposited at the gate in huge dumpsters with stairs that climb up to the door, that compress the garbage and require you to turn a key to unlock the doors. Don't know what kind of bears they have here, that merits such a fortress dumpster.

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We called the ranger from the Interstate and were able to get space for our larger rig near the end of the day. We were warned that we would just be in a parking lot, basically. there is no potable water in the park, no hookups, just parked between lines, for space 1, in the parking lot, which we found unusual. The park was quiet at night, also we noticed the lake, which was hard to see from our location, was down in water level as well. we used the dump station on the way out in the morning. Also, roads to the park are paved but fairly uneven asphalt. Don't go into the area needing fuel, as there are only two choices, and the main road has a huge concrete New Jersey barrier running up and down the highway, which necessitates doing huge and dangerous U-turns with a rig. We finally had to unhook, just to get into a place. We wouldn't go back to the park again, unless a real emergency for a place to stay. We listed the site satisfactory only because we have no problem dry camping and with the threat of rain, we thought it would be ok to park on pavement.

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A park located near many of the attactions of Woodstock, Vt. We like what KOA has done to make the patio sites, and the patio sites here, to the right, as you come in, are all very beautiful and laid out well. The camp store has the most items in there we have seen. They also have a newspaper machine in the front and will deliver purchased wood to your site. There is also a hilltop area to the park, but we found the road a little steep and love the bottom patio sites. They are unbeatable. Also, nice laundry room is available. You will hear some road traffic at night, not too much of a problem, unless it's the trucks. In the newspaper, we read that Woodstock is clamping down on the big truck traffic going through there lovely town, fining some of the trucks $2500. We saw the police with some of them pulled over when there.

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A very large facility North of the charming town of Hope, New Jersey. For a large rig, the roads here are very small country roads and require a lot of caution to negotiate. Coming North from Hope, NJ, there were no signs at the turns and require good planning, as a turnaround on some of the roads would be very difficult. We were in a site at the top of the hill on a beautiful grass area and the first night there, a Thursday night, was one of the quietest nights we have ever experienced at a park, contrasted with the next night, which was one of the noisest! There are many, many seasonol campers scattered everywhere, and come Friday night, it seemed like they all came out from the city to relax and party. We had a particularly noisy group near us that had all sorts of people come in, cars parked all over, sitting around a fire, and the noise of their talking and laughing was so loud, we slept with our windows closed and air conditioning on, to drown it out. They even brought a lawn mower and were mowing grass in front of their area. I mentioned the noise to one of the staff the next day and got a shrug of the shoulders. I know they like the money from the seasonal rentals, but they should police them more and make sure they abide by the same quiet hours that we have to follow. We would never stay there again on a weekend night because of that.