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I have never given such a bad review. When you pull in there is no indication where to park or where to check in. We ended up stopping in the middle of road and walking back to the check in which is at the gas station. It was chaos inside with one person answering phones, checking people in, and ringing up purchases made in the mini-mart. After much confusion, we were finally assigned a site. The roads are very narrow for large rigs. With maneuvering, we managed to pull our 45 foot motorhome and toad into what has to be the most unlevel site imaginable. After several attempts to level, we gave up in fear that we would torque the frame. I asked my husband to accompany me back to the check in because, frankly, it creeped me out. We asked for another site but they didn't have one large enough so we asked for a refund. The very busy cashier did not know how to give a refund so we waited while he tracked down the manager. The only good news is we got the refund without any hassle.

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This is actually free camping but the website requires and amount. The overall setting of Alabama Hills is overwhelming. Amazing rock formations with Mt Whitney towering in the background. Very dark at night and very quiet. Sites can be close together or very widely spaced. We selected a long pull thru that was surrounded by huge rocks. Anyone driving by wouldn't have been able to detect our 45 foot motorhome. The large sites are few and far between so it's a game of chance for bigger rigs. Leveling appears to be an issue at all sites. We did quite a lot of jockeying and settled on sort of level. The weather was perfect in April but we were told it does get hot in the summer. The 9 rating is due to lack of any facilities, cell coverage and lots of dirt. Be prepared for sweeping if that bothers you! We would most definitely return.

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The positives: Nice clubhouse; nice pools and hot tubs; lots of activities like pool, table tennis, pickle ball, horseshoes, etc. Staff was friendly and attentive; Price wasn't too bad as it was a special rate for a week and then Passport America for a couple nights; We had ants and they immediately treated for them; We also needed a couple trees trimmed which they took care of. The negatives: The free WiFi is fairly useless. We were visiting friends who had their own internet so we used their hot spot. We barely fit in our site and we were parked half on broken concrete and half off. The roads are a bit narrow for large rigs. Lots of homeless and other interesting folks in the area although we never felt in danger.

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This park is good for an overnight stay or if you like to gamble. The sites are long and fairly level but kind of narrow. Interior roads are decent but a little tight when the park is full. It is clean and well tended. The wifi is terrible.

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We don't frequent KOAs but based on other reviews decided to give this one a try. On a good note, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The overall appearance is decent with pea size gravel at the sites and very green, albeit fake grass. Utilities worked fine and WIFI was okay. There are several hotspots, and if you can find the one that works for you it's pretty reliable. There is a really quirky brewery you can walk to that actually has a private gate on the KOA property. Don't let the chickens deter you ... Great beer, food, and service! Now the downsides. For a large motorhome, it's a bit challenging to move through the park. Our site was long enough but sloped in the back so we had to pull as far forward as possible without sticking out in the interior road. We took up every bit of the width and had to reposition a couple times to avoid hitting trees with our slides out. A big pet peeve of mine - noise! There is a plant across the street that starts up its machines/lifts early in the morning. Various and sundry constant noises that last all day. Add in the interstate traffic, sirens, jake brakes, and train whistles and it's quite a combination of irritating sounds. We would not stay here again.

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It can be tricky locating this park, although if I had trusted the GPS it may have been correct. I called the office and asked for directions coming from Gainesville on 82. Still we missed an exit on Broad Street that went through town. Looking at our good old fashioned Rand McNally map, we realized we could take exit 3B and turn south on 11. From there it's a straight shot to Seymour Highway. Take a left and the park is on the left. This may have been easier than going through downtown. So, onto the review. Our site was near the front in one of the very long but narrow pull-thru's. There are utilities at both ends so I guess it could be used for two back-in's as well. The road noise was pretty high in this site; however, it was fairly quiet a night. During the day, lots of traffic and lots of sirens (the fire station is a couple miles away). Also, some train whistles could be heard on and off throughout the day and night. The utilities worked fine, and we had no problem with the well water - it tasted fine to us. WII-FI worked pretty good but we did get quite a lot of intrusive re-directions to other web pages. Not sure what that is but we had malware software running that didn't detect anything. We don't have animals, but there is a pretty cute dog area with very colorful fire hydrants. The park is not going to make the front page of RV beautiful but it could just be the time of year. All the staff was friendly and helpful. There is shopping galore - pretty much every box you can think of - so it's a convenient place to restock.

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Before saying anything else, it is very easy to miss this campground. The website doesn't give enough or correct information. Coming from Minden on 159 north, keep an eye out for sign on the right (about 3 or 4 miles). It will say Beaver Dam or Caney Lakes 2 miles. This is where you turn left on Caney Lake Road. The campground is 2 miles down on the left. We kept going and had to drive another 4 miles to turn around in a church parking lot. On returning there was a huge sign to the park coming from this direction. Why don't they have the same sign in both directions? In any case, if you desire quiet near a lake this is the place for you. There were only 3 or 4 other RVs when we we visited. Several sites were long enough to handle our 45 foot motorhome. Some were more level than others. Plenty of room between sites as well. The utilities all worked great. We never saw anyone just paid our fee and dropped it in the box. The downsides are no WiFi, very limited if any Verizon coverage (at least at our site 12), and gnatty bugs. The interior roads are pretty narrow for large units but doable, and there were a few rather large potholes. Some overhanging branches but mostly trimmed.

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We stayed here overnight while passing through. It was out of the way (about 7 miles from 98) for one night but we hoped it would be quiet. It was for the most part but weirdly we could hear traffic noise from somewhere (maybe 49?) mainly early in the morning. Once you enter the park, it's a good 5 minute drive to get to the campground. You cross over a couple short bridges/spillways before getting to the office on the right. The pull thru we opted for was long enough but narrow. It had 2 consecutive concrete pads as if one was added at a later time. We were able to get our satellite to work without a problem. They have an unusual assortment of rental "cabins". Some are brick and appear older while others have very colorful siding like yellow and blue. I imagine the lake is the big draw. BTW - one of the clerks recommended that we leave the back way which is shorter mileage-wise. Beware - very tight clearance at the guard gate for large units. We saw evidence that it had been hit a couple times. Also, the roads are extremely narrow with little to no shoulder. Unless you are in a hurry, going out the front entrance is a better idea.

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We were so happy to find this beautiful park located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We were initially concerned that we wouldn't be able to find a site large enough for our 45 foot motorhome. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find several sites that would accommodate us (the pull thru sites 33-39). They are a bit narrow but more than long enough. We ended up using a fire pit on a tent site across from us as our fire pit was under our slide. Except for the lack of cell and internet coverage, this place is almost perfect. We were there after the camping season had slowed down so it was very quiet. The views of the strait cannot be beat. We loved getting up in the morning with a cup of coffee and watching all the ships - when it wasn't foggy! Even when it was foggy it was fun to listen to the fog horns. Viewing the tide pools and surrounding islands is almost surreal. We had a hard time leaving and would definitely return.

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We were staying in an RV park in Eastpoint, and decided to check out the RV park on Saint George Island. The ranger at the guard house was brusque almost to the point of being rude. When we asked if we could drive in and see the campground, he said we would have to pay the entrance fee. When we insisted that we just wanted to look around to determine if we wanted to relocate, he relented and gave us a 30 minute time stamped pass. He said that gives you 10 minutes to get to the campground at the speed limit, 10 minutes to drive the campground loop, and 10 minutes to get back. If we weren't back in 30 minutes, he would charge the entrance fee. Gentlemen start your engines! You must be kidding me ... are they trying to discourage prospective campers? In any case, we kept a tight watch on the clock and made the loop without hesitating. It takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r to get to the campground. If you plan on going and staying at the campground for a week, no problem. But if you are coming in and out, it is impossibly slow. The campground itself is a mishmash of oddly placed and mostly small sites. It is supposed to be big rig friendly but personally I disagree. The entire campground is in the woods so if you want to see water you must take a short hike. There have been many positive comments regarding the beach (which we didn't have time to see given our 30 minute window), so hopefully that would make up for all the downsides. BTW - with good time management we made it back in 30 minutes!

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We used this RV park for an overnight stay while traveling. The owners are very nice and helpful, and I'd like to give a positive review but I can't. The entrance is fairly long and winding with one blind curve. Then you end up in a large parking lot, and the entry to the campground is at the end. It is a very strange layout, and the interior roads are narrow and steep in two spots - one with a sharp turn at the bottom. It was difficult to navigate in a large motorhome. Our site was long enough but we had to position carefully to avoid being so wampy jawed that we couldn't level. Neither of us could connect to the WII FI on any of our devices. And then there is the constant noise from the interstate. Considering all the negatives, the price is outlandish. Needless to say, we won't be staying here again.

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We have stayed here a few times because it is convenient to Ocala where we have family. We mainly stay here when the state park is full. The positives are the staff who are very friendly and accommodating, and the fact that they accept Passport for a few nights. The park is apparently popular with a certain demographic because they seem quite busy. However, it has many drawbacks for us. First, the interior roads are narrow for a large RV. Even the handful of sites at the entrance, which are long enough, are narrow and challenging to get into without running through the lawn. The sites we have stayed in are noisy - either from highway noise, power line buzzing from the substation that surrounds/ runs through the campground or a combination of both. It's rather unsettling to have a power plant directly behind your site - we expected to wake up with our hair standing on end or water spontaneously boiling. We have never had any success getting on the WiFI.

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We have stayed here several times. We are always impressed by the cleanliness, the staff, the flowers, and just how beautiful the campground is. Wii fi is spot on. We had a problem once getting connected, and the staff immediately fixed the issue. Trash is picked up at your site, and so quickly that it seems they are hiding nearby just waiting for it to show up. The bathrooms/showers are in individual rooms so you have it all to yourself, and they are impeccably clean. The owners obviously take great pride in offering a resort where you want to return. My only somewhat negative comment is that some sites are more susceptible to highway noise than others. Definitely recommend.

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Helpful and friendly rangers, decent spacing between spots, long enough for a 45 foot motorhome. Most of the sites are for smaller units but there are a handful for larger ones. We preferred the west side to the east side. The east side is pretty Plain Jane - more like a parking lot. The west side has more trees and seemed homier. Strong Verizon signal. (BTW - you lose the signal on the drive in but it is strong in the park.) Awesome that a state park has full hookups! We noticed that each spot gets cleaned and raked when people leave. Very nice! Gets busy on the weekend but was very quiet during the week. Only complaint is the occasional compression brakes from trucks passing by on Nehalem Hwy. About 30 minutes from Portland so easy access. If they added WII FI we'd rate it a 10!

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The sites are long and level. WIFI worked pretty good. Easy on/off the interstate. Only complaint is noise - trains, ambulances/police, highway.