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This is rather a pretty little park. It's located in the country in a nice setting. The downside is that it is located right by highway 14. This is a very busy road during the day that includes lots of motorcycles. Thankfully, it quiets down at night and we were able to sleep with our windows open. The owners are friendly and helpful. It's a bit overpriced for 30 amp but it's less expensive than the other parks in the area. Sites would be very close if the campground was full which it wasn't when we were there. They advertise big rig access but from our experience that is only true when the park is fairly empty. We would have needed some fancy footwork to get in and out of our site if we had neighbors. They only offer 30 amp electric service. It was pretty hot during the day so we had to police our A/C units and run only one at a time. All sites are gravel. In fact, the park is basically a large gravel lot with utilities placed as site markers. Utilities worked fine although the water had an irony smell. Some sites have shade and some are full sun. We were not able to get Directv in our site due to trees. The WII FI worked ok. It could be slow, and we got kicked off several times. There is no Verizon coverage. Even with the park's booster we only had 1X. It is close to Big Horn and all it has to offer. We would probably stay here again but when it isn't as hot.

     

Hardin KOA

Hardin, Montana

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This is a small KOA campground situated on the outskirts of Hardin surrounded by farmland. There is some kind of plant across the road with a loud humming noise that ranges from low to high. The park does not get any marks for beauty. It's basically dirt and weeds. The interior roads are narrow and tricky maneuvering a large RV. The sites are close together especially the ones that share utilities. Our site was narrow with a tree that needs some trimming. We had to park the car sideways to fit it in our spot. No Directv due to trees. They have cable but ours was fuzzy. They advertise WII FI at the site but we could never get connected. Luckily we had 4g and 4 bars with Verizon so we used our hotspot. The water pressure is very low coming in at 20psi. The brochure says they haul in their water. Maybe that accounts for the pressure somehow. There are trains in the area that you will hear throughout the day. This park must be on the way to or from somewhere because they seem to do a steady business. Apparently, many harvesters stay here as well. Pretty pricey for what you don't get.

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What a nice state park! We came for two nights and stayed two weeks. It's strange driving to the park as you pass many oil rigs but once you are in the park you forget they exist. It's quiet during the week but busy on weekends. Right on the Missouri river with a nice marina and boat ramp. The RV sites aren't on the river but some sites have "glimpses." Many tent sites are on the river and have a beautiful view. The interior roads are narrow due to trees close to the road and overhanging limbs which we snagged at times. The sites are dirt/gravel with plenty of space between sites. Most of the sites have shade with overhanging branches that could use a trim. The Plover loop, which has full hook ups, is the exception. They have no mature trees and are in full sun. Most sites are water and electric and the water is shared and a long distance from the site. At one point, we had three RVs sharing one water spigot; however, we did not notice any effect on the pressure. Hands down the best WII FI we've had in forever!! Kudos! No Directv in the three sites we occupied but the Plover loop should have no issues. Verizon was barely 3g and 1 bar with our extender otherwise there was no coverage. Bathrooms/showers are utilitarian and so so clean. They obviously are not cleaned every day as there are lots of small dead bugs. Be prepared for ants, flies and spiders that can build webs literally overnight. We would stay here again.

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Despite a couple of negatives, we really did like this campground. The price is decent although you have to purchase a separate daily or yearly pass for the car. It is a pretty park with lots of trees. And quite a few of them could use a good trim. There are low hanging branches and tight corners. We found that taking the second entrance into the campground is a shorter distance and hence you avoid some of the trees. The first entrance involves much dodging. The loops are narrow and tight and bi-directional. It was pretty vacant when we were there so we didn't have an issue playing chicken with other RVs. The sites are placed vertically with the entrance/exit leading right into the next site. The sites are gravel/dirt and pretty darn level. There are not many sites suitable for very large RVs. Oddly, you can hear some traffic noise but it's not bad. Due to trees, we could not get satellite. Verizon was 4g with 2 bars. The camp host was very informative and warned of bad weather and spraying for mosquitoes (they can be quite vicious at times!). The bathrooms are utilitarian, but functional and very clean. The park itself is well cared for and beautiful. There are lots of picnic areas and playgrounds. Biking is available on the road as well as off road on some fun trails that are maintained. We also got to see a mink! We camped here in a 45 foot motorhome and would stay here again.

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IMHO calling this a resort is questionable. Although, we discovered the word "resort" is a high volume description for most any lodging in MN :) With the thousands of lakes in Minnesota this "resort" is on a pond. I had to call several times to make a reservation as no one answered the phone, and there was no voice mail. The building where we checked in smelled musty which was surprising as it seems to be fairly new. The park information is typed on a piece of paper, no fancy brochure. The first item was that the WII FI and cable were being upgraded. Their website inferred that both were up and running and were part of the amenities offered. WII FI only worked at the office and cable didn't work at all. This is an owner park that started up but hasn't finished. They are still constructing new RV sites. It seems when you purchase a site there is a minimal paved section in place. A few owners had poured an additional concrete pad and landscaped their site. Others, just parked in the grass. Sites ranged from very nice to a concrete pad with some scrubby grass and a tree here and there. The sites are all out in the open. There is decent spacing between sites, and they are staggered. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. Directv worked fine. We had 4g with Verizon but barely 1 bar so a lot of calls were dropped and internet access was spotty. The interior roads are fine. The bathrooms and showers look nice. There is a small pool that looks nice as well. They advertise on the website, and when I called that there is a Class A only section. When we were there, several RVs parked in this section didn't fit the description. Not a big deal but it's false advertising - which sadly, they seem to be pretty good at. Unless they can bring this park up to real resort status, we would not stay here again and pay the price they ask. FYI - 371 is being widened so you can hear some of the construction noise but it quieted down at night.

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This park purportedly accepts Good Sam and Passport America. Their website indicates you can only use Passport for 2 nights but the Passport website says Sun-Thurs and does not mention a limit. When we checked in, I indicated that we had Good Sam and Passport America. We stayed 2 weekend and 2 week nights. The woman brushed aside the Passport America and said it would be better to use Good Sam as it would apply to all nights. I took for granted that she was doing the right thing. As it turns out it would have been to our benefit to use the Passport, and I suspect she knew that. My bad for not saying something at the time but I tend to trust people. IMHO a bad business model. The interior roads are packed dirt with a bit of gravel. Most of the sites here are seasonal with about 19 sites for overnight campers. The seasonal sites are all very well kept and are quite spacious. The overnight sites are not that wide but are very long with half packed dirt/little gravel and half a hard plastic form filled with small pebbles. They appear to have some washout issues when it rains. You will track dirt around in your vehicles! The sites lean back and toward the driver's side. Even though the sites are long it's a bit of an effort to get level with larger RVs. The utilities worked okay although the breaker tripped when we ran all three A/Cs at the same time. There is quite a lot of rust in the water that was apparent even with filters. There is some grass and small trees between the sites but they are pretty close and there is no privacy. Each site has a picnic table and firepit. There is a nice pool and various games like volleyball and shuffleboard. Directv satellite worked fine. Verizon had 4g with 3 bars. We were able to get on their WII FI with our extender; however, it would go down for no apparent reason several times a day for an hour or more. There is some noise from 371 but it's very quiet at night. We camped here in a motorhome and probably would not return.

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This is a small city park. Interior roads are tight due to narrow roads, some large boulders, and RVs with awnings out. It's a one way loop through the campground so backups can occur as people are scouting for a site. Most, if not all, the waterfront sites are taken by monthly renters. It's first come, first serve. Sites have some gravel, dirt and grass and some are not well defined. Our site was just on the side of the road. There is water and electric - some are just 30 amp and some are 30/50 amp. WII FI worked off and on and mostly off. Directv worked fine. Verizon signal was very weak even with our amplifier. Even in town, the signal is not very good. This campground is right on Lake Superior, and they have a boat ramp and small beach area. A bike path runs right by the Lake and you can access it from the campground. You can easily walk, bike or drive downtown. Take a fun afternoon drive to Bayfield. There are tours to the Apostle islands as well as a vibrant downtown. We stayed here in a motorhome and would stay again if in the area.

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We chose this campground to "hide out" during the Fourth of July weekend. There were very few RVs when we arrived mid-week but it was completely full for the weekend. There were lots of families and kids. It's a strange layout. Most sites are plenty long enough for any size rig. The sites are not clearly defined and leveling is interesting to say the least. Some sites are in the shade and some in full sun. The shaded spots could use some tree trimming. There are some so-called waterfront sites but it is a very narrow portion of the river and there are lots of trees blocking the view. We had 50 amp and water, and there is a dump on site. The Wi-Fi worked sometimes with our extender, but it was very slow. We could not get Directv satellite in our site due to trees, but it appeared RVs in sunnier spots were successful. There is one washer and one dryer available. The bathrooms and showers, although utilitarian, appeared clean. It is very dusty which is made worse as most people, including some camp hosts, don't honor the speed limit. There was lots of traffic while we were there as people were using the boat ramp near the rustic camping area. Mosquitoes made themselves known so bug spray was handy. It is definitely not a quiet place. There is road noise from route 2/41 despite the large number of trees. More interesting are the trains - and they run day and night. Luckily, they hold off on the whistles in the dead of night but you can feel the ground hum as they rumble by. It sounds like they are going to run right through your RV. The rustic camping is so near the tracks I don't know how they get any sleep! We would not return.

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This is a very popular campground, and the waterfront spots are almost always full. Reservations are recommended especially during the summer. We met several people who come back every year, in the same spot, for months at a time. We "site hopped" when we visited as we kept trying to get on the water. With persistence, we did score with 2 sites! Due to the creative layout of the sites, you can see water, albeit fragmented, from just about any site. It was a common site to see people running up to the river to take pictures of the freighters as they passed by :) And the freighters are mesmerizing to watch! The sites themselves are fairly level and most are quite large. In fact, it's a challenge in some to figure out exactly where your site starts and ends. All sites have water and 30 amp. A handful of sites have 50 amp. There is a dump in the park. Interior roads are decent with somewhat large boulders set in various places that need to be avoided. We could never get the WII FI to work even with our extender. Verizon coverage is great, and we had no issue with attempts to connect to Canadian towers. Directv satellite worked without any problem. It was very windy when we were there, and I don't know if that is a common occurrence or not. The temperature was perfect anywhere between the 60's and low 70's. Cute, but touristy, downtown area. Very easy to bike downtown. We stayed here in a motorhome and will definitely return.

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Lakeshore Park is not a fancy park. With some work, it could be a nice park but it's definitely not there. It is located in a neighborhood on a road that parallels Route 2. There are woods between the two roads but it doesn't seem to help mitigate the road noise from Route 2. When we checked in, we were given the password for the Wi-Fi and the dreaded warning "when it works". I'm sure you've guessed that meant that the Wi-Fi never worked. Ever. We were also informed that if we wanted to use the A/C it would be an additional $3.00 a day. What?? The sites are mostly dirt with a little gravel and sparse grass around. We had to block our front tires to get level. There are some trees around but most sites are out in the open. Neighbors are close. It would be nice if the sites towards the back were terraced so they still have a decent water view when the sites in the front are full. There are little "window" views of Lake Michigan as there are lots of trees. The water is full of minerals and even with our water filters it left spots. It wasn't crowded when we were there but I imagine it could feel claustrophobic if it were. We would not stay here again.

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We have stayed here before while visiting family in Richmond. It's not necessarily the most convenient to our family but it feels safe and for the most part quiet. It is much nicer than any of the privately owned RV parks - of which there are very few anyway. We stayed in one of the pull thrus in the back section with 50 amp service and water. There is a dump available on site near the front. The site was fairly long and level. We had enough room for our 45 foot motorhome and the car if we parked it at an angle. It's a bit pricey for water and electric but we will return again. BTW - there is a Virginia State club you can join for free. You can earn free nights at all state campgrounds.

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There are few private RV parks in Traverse City. Most of the parks are state parks with electric only and which are not financially favorable to out of state travelers - think lots of fees. So we chose Holiday as a base camp for exploring. In hindsight, we would most likely stay somewhere on or near the Leelanau Peninsula as we spent a lot of time there and on the Old Mission Peninsula. Unless you take back roads from Holiday, which is okay but slower, you have to go through downtown which can be quite congested. Mixed feelings about this park. As other have mentioned there are different sections. Some by the lake (very few and it's a tight loop with tight sites), some wooded and some (I guess the newer ones) that are pretty much out in the open but close together. There is nice greenery around but all the sites had weeds growing in the gravel. We stayed in a wooded site which was gravel, long and level. Much roomier here than any of the other sections. It was a nice space where we could easily put out our wide awnings and have plenty of room for chairs and tables. The trees provided decent coverage from the heat of the sun, and oddly, we were still able to get satellite coverage. The strange part was the placement of the fire pit. It was in the back near various objects like a tire and some other stuff that was covered with a tarp. The downsides are WII FI and noise. The WII FI was pretty useless even with our WII FI extender. It was either up or down and 90% of the time down. The noise from Highway 31 is constant and loud during the day which makes sitting outside loud. What a shame because the weather was really nice and there were very few bugs. We could also hear the thumping of music at different times of the day. We think it was coming from boats on the lake but we never quite figured it out. Our price reflects a weekly rate which is overpriced for what you get. We most likely would not stay here again.

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Isabella County Fairgrounds offers water and electric sites, first come first serve, except during the fair. Pick up an envelope from the board at the entrance and put it in the mail slot in building J. This building, by the way, is at the other end of the fairgrounds. So if you aren't up for a bit of a hike, consider paying before you get settled. It's an honor system, and they accept Passport America. Most of the sites have 30amp service. There are about 8 sites on the back row that have 50 amp service. All sites are mostly level on grass which is well mowed, at least when we were there. Interior roads are gravel. There is one site 59, which we fortunately snagged, with partial shade. The rest of the sites are out in the open. Easy access getting in and out. The only ding is the road noise as the campground is situated at the corner of two very busy roads. A sign indicates that there is a flea market every Wednesday May-Sept, for those who are interested in that sort of thing. We camped here in a motorhome. There were only two other RVs in the campground. There is a dump.

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Johnny Appleseed Parks Ottawa Metro Park is one of the nicer county parks we've stayed in. The sites offer water and electric and a dump is available. Most of the sites are 30 amp with only a few 50 amp sites - 3 of which are handicapped. However, if the park is full the handicapped spots are available for anyone. The sites are paved, long and level. Lots of green grass between sites with some small trees. There is a lake with a beach and a disc golf course. A multi-use trail starts at the park and goes for about 10 miles. It's a nicely paved path but it runs through some, shall we say, colorful areas. It is very quiet at night. Busy on the weekends with lots of locals. The camp hosts were very friendly and helpful. This would get a higher rating if there were more 50 amps sites, sewer and WII FI. That's not asking for too much :) We camped here in a motorhome.

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While visiting family in the Fredericksburg area, we stayed at this KOA because it really is the only option. The route to the park is in the country and narrow. There is a steep hill right before the entrance so you hope no one is following too closely and is paying attention. The entrance and interior roads are full of potholes It's a pretty big park with lots of trees. Directv satellite was not possible. We had no Verizon coverage unless we used our extender and then we still only had 3g and one bar so it was pretty useless. The Wi-Fi worked pretty decent but only because we have a Wi-Fi extender. The sites are strange. Most of them have a steep entrance and/or exit with a somewhat flat part in the middle. Some sites in the back were partially flooded due to heavy rain. Each site has a picnic table but they old and very dirty. There's no landscaping, just the "natural" look. They have what they call deluxe sites which just includes a small pergola - hardly makes it deluxe IMHO. There is a small playground with some old worn out equipment. There is a pond which attracts lots of geese and the resultant poop. The pool, although small, is probably the nicest amenity. They have a dump but it is strangely positioned just past where the check-in line starts. We paid for the weekly rate and still think this park is way too expensive. BTW - you have to specify that you want the weekly rate (which is a night free) or they won't give it to you. If you are a KOA member, they will just apply the 10% discount rather than giving you a night free. If not a KOA member, they will charge fully for each night. Weekend and holiday nights are more expensive, and the night you get free is whichever is the last expensive night.