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Nice park with lots of grass around the perimeter for walking the dogs. A little strange that you check in at the gas station, but there's a first for everything! Nice short walk down to the river, good place to watch the sunset in the little park at the boat ramp. We stayed one night on our way elsewhere and really liked this park. The pool (we didn't use it, just looked at it) is tiny, but if you have kids, I think wet is wet for them! We would stay here again on our way through. The park seems very well maintained overall. One thing that concerned me, they were spraying for weeds in the RV sites (they are gravel) along the edges and inside the sites where RVs were parked. Having dogs that need to be walked, it is dangerous to have weed killer on their paws. So I had to wait until the weed killer dried, then took the dogs out for a walk and wiped their feet before coming back in. Not sure how they would rectify that, other than posting signs all over or maybe cones that said they were using chemicals? I don't know, but for pets and I am sure some sensitive people, that could be an issue. Something I have never encountered before and cause me to wonder!

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Large park with mostly permanent residents. The transient sites are toward the back as far as I could tell and it's nicer back here. Last row with a hedge row of trees and field behind. The permanent residents keep their sites very neat, no junk laying around. Frankly this is the neatest park with full timers that I have ever seen! Apparently mostly oil workers. It's also very quiet. The lot is gravel with some grass between, they have planted some trees, but they need a few years to be worth the effort! The host is very nice and helpful. It's a big park, so room to walk the dogs, but no great areas outside of the park to walk them. We walk ours several miles a day, so our only option is to walk them along the road in an industrial area....but I don't think many walk as long as we do and it wouldn't be a problem for most. The only down side is the side by side hook ups, which makes your door and the neighbor's door face each other and for some strange reason, there is only one picnic table, so you have to share that or have your own tables and chairs. The sites are pretty close, so if we open our awning and they open theirs I think they would hit. This is not an issue with the park, but an issue with our new neighbors....they have their dog on a tie out and it reaches to within 2 ft or our door, so when we try to come out of our door with our dogs, their dog lunges at us and the dogs (he's friendly, but I don't want to get them all tangled up in his tie out) and they don't seem to think it's a problem! We ended up having to ask them to move their dog whenever we come outside. Seems like they would notice that's it's an issue and not have to be told. Also the park does not allow several breeds of dogs, so ask first if you have a Pittie, German Shepherd, etc.

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Nice campground, your typical KOA. Hosts were super nice. Sites were not as level as they could be, we had a big step up into our rig after getting it level. The location is good for amenities, lots of shopping for anything nearby. Lots of room to walk the dogs. They did have an issue with a water pipe one evening, but worked furiously to dig it up and fix it, so we weren't without water very long. The campground is very neat, lawns mowed and tidy. With a little sprucing up, this could be a very nice campground. We would stay here again.

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Lots of room between sites. The hookups all look new and work well. Sites are level. Very quiet park, even with all of the ATV folks staying there, you hardly noticed. Obviously ATVing is a big activity there, which we didn't do, but if you did, you'd be very happy! Lots of room to walk the dogs. The campground is very dusty, but a map at the door keeps it out of your RV. We really liked this campground, super quiet and peaceful, lots of space between sites. The only drawback for us was no cell service because I work while I travel and as luck would have it, I had issues with work and really needed the phone and internet. I spent too much time in the parking lot at the grocery store in Manising where I could make calls. I did find out that on the gravel road across from the park about 150 yards down, there is one spot where you could get service. I was running and all of a sudden heard texts coming through, so that was my "office" for the last day! If I didn't have to work, I would have loved not having service!

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We chose this park because of the location and the access to the bike path for going into town. You walk or ride your bike through a short trail in the woods and you are on a lovely paved path into town. We rode our bike to the ferry twice to go over to Mackinac Island and rode all over town. It's also great for walking the dogs! The sites aren't all that level and things in the campground could be spruced up a bit. We did drive through all the other campgrounds in the area and were happy we chose to stay here. The location is great, the other campers were nice. We would stay here again.

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Wow, just wow.......and I don't mean this in a good way. We opted to stay here for an overnight stay.. They gave us a "pull through" which is just a spot in a field and we had to drive through a wet area in the field to get into our spot, almost getting stuck in the mud. Michigan is tough for finding a quick overnight spot when traveling through, so you take what you can. In hindsight, a parking lot looks like a palace! Lot's full time residents and some interesting RV/Trailer set ups, kind of trashy.

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Excellent campground. We read the reviews and mentions of steep roads in the campground. We have a 43ft. motorhome and didn't have any problems. They are steep up to the top sites, but nothing difficult about it. Just drive up, the view is amazing! Super clean and well maintained. When people leave their sites, the hosts rake the gravel smooth so it looks nice for the next person! This has been one of our favorite parks so far!

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If you have ever been to NASCAR with a motorhome, that is pretty much what this park is like. Very cramped and limited sites able to handle a larger RV. Cars/trucks don't really fit inside the sites, so they are parked all over the roads. Sadly, it really has that "trailer park" feel. It's a big park, so walking dogs along the perimeter gives you a decent walk, but apparently they allow dogs to be tethered outside the campers, we were charged by 3 different dogs on tie outs that reached well into the road and then one dog was not on leash at all. Be warned! It's a clean park overall, but we wouldn't stay here again unless we had too. Good enough for an overnight stay on your way elsewhere......maybe, but if you have it in you, keep driving to something better.

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We have stayed here several times and really like it. Great park if you have dogs; lots of grass and space to walk them. The sites are level and easy to get into. There are some full time residents, but they keep their sites very neat and clean. One word of caution, when you pull in, stop in the entrance to check in, don't pull forward to the office, or you will have to drive around the whole park to get headed in the right direction! We didn't use the pool, but it looked very clean. We would stay here again!

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This park is basic and I mean BASIC! Very small and not much else, other than a parking space with hookups. The sites are not very level, seem to all slope down towards the street. Our front step was easily 20 inches off the ground after we were level. Thankfully we always travel with an extra adjustable step! The "laundromat" is a washer/dryer stuck in a small shed with the doors left open. There is no dumpster, just a couple of trash cans strapped to some light poles. If you don't have a good turn radius on your RV, you will find it difficult to get around. Our rig and two vehicles barely fit into the site. The campground owner is very nice, I just wish I could say more nice things about this campground. As far as being pet friendly, there is no place to walk them, other than out on the road. We would not stay here again.

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If you have dogs, do yourselves and your dogs a huge favor and keep on driving. We removed over 40 stickers from our dogs, plus the ones we removed from our pants legs, shoes and now picking them out of our rugs/carpet. The grounds are a mess, grass needs to be cut, weeds are everywhere, the dog run is full of weeds and stickers, the roads are full of potholes. Basically this park is a mess. On a funny note, there are signs that say this is a nonsmoking park because they got tired of picking up cigarette butts. We wish that was the only problem here! There are trucks that park out front and the smell of manure from the stock trucks parked there is overwhelming. On an up side, the hot tub worked, seemed clean and was hot. We would not stay here again, not even for a quick overnight stop.

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Great park! We loved this park so much, we planned our return trip so we could stop here again! Nice pool, wonderful dog fenced dog play area.....it is huge! There is nothing not to love about this park. Ok, maybe a few more trees would be nice, but other than that, this is our "go to" park if we are driving across Kansas. The BBQ place just at the entrance has some of the best BBQ we have ever tasted. We would and are staying here again!

     

Salina KOA

Salina, Kansas

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Another great KOA park! They were setting up Halloween decorations and tons of them! The managers were sooo nice and when we asked if we could use a fire pit from one of the unoccupied cabins, they said no problem! Again a super clean KOA park, great hosts and we would stay here again! One big perk for those of us with dogs, they have multiple "bark parks" scattered around the property, so you don't have to walk all over to get to one. The roads a smooth gravel and the sites are level.

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Nice clean park. The sites are a bit on the tight side, but acceptable. The roads are all paved, super for walking our dog in her wheelchair and there are nice trails behind for walking our other dog! Everything looked very well maintained and we would certainly stay here again!

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Nice super clean park! We had plenty of room for slides to open and a nice grass area with a picnic table. The park managers were very friendly, as were some of their helpers who were working on the grounds. We would stay here again!!