Date of Stay: December, 2013
This is a tough review to write. If we had camped here in good weather, this would be the nicest RV park we've ever stayed at (5 year full-timers). There are two sections and we were in the overflow (needed a month and no monthly sites were available in the upper campground.) Our area was a gravel lot with serious mud issues, rutted driving paths. It's well-lit. These sites are all back-ins. The utilities worked well. There is no cable or Wi-Fi in this area. That is reflected in the price. $17/night for a KOA is a great price, but for a gravel parking lot, it is average. The upper campground is beautiful. Well-paved, large sites, Wi-Fi and cable. The staff is very friendly. We had access to the sparkling clean, huge restrooms and showers, to all the amenities offered by the campground and the casino. Including the hotel's indoor pool. We were very pleased until the ice storm hit. It was a crisis for the entire state. It's understandable. But the campground/casino did just about nothing to clear their properties. For five days there was 6'X6' clearing at the door. The walkways, driveways, roads were all covered in ice. The parking lot and the campground where we were was as slick as a skating rink. On day 6 following the storm, an RV had to be towed out of its site to leave in the upper campground. Semi trucks were using our area as an emergency stopping spot and they did not clear the ice except to leave ruts in the mud. I want to try to be fair but I think there was an obligation to at least try to clear the lot sooner. They do have plows and tractors with salt/sand attachments. I don't know if we would stay here again. I would avoid it in the winter for sure.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
I think this park is overpriced - even for a KOA. Roads are muddy gravel. Slippery walking and driving. There are a lot of oil/construction workers semi-permanently here. The pet run is used as extra parking. Vehicles are parked everywhere which makes it even tighter to get in and out. There are a lot of trees and bushes - branches hang too low. Laundry room needs updating but it's clean. We were close to the office and the Wi-Fi worked for us. Because of the price we probably won't stay again.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
This is a lovely landscaped hotel parking lot. The sites are paved, level and long back-in sites. When we went there the city was tearing up the roads. There was no real road in or out. We drove down the unpaved road to enter the RV park. When we left, we had to exit via a paved bike path, not more than a wide sidewalk really and drive over the corner of a private homeowner's lawn. Not fun in a 35' RV. A bigger RV with toad came through as well, so it's doable, but not fun. The facilities are very clean. Nice laundry. Good Wi-Fi. Lots of TV stations. Walking distance to the quaint town of Wabasha. We enjoyed the farmer's market. I thought the owner should have been more clear about the condition of the roads when we called before arriving. We are ambivalent about returning. If the roadwork was finished maybe. If not, no way.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Rate reflects monthly rate. This is no longer a Passport America park. This is a get-away park for Chicago folks. Most sites are seasonal most are well kept and nicely landscaped. The residents are neighborly. The owners are on-site and accommodating. There is a restful, bucolic atmosphere here, especially during the week. Things ramp up a little on weekends and there are many activities. Big highlight for my sons was the weekly Sunday morning frog jumping contest. The fishing is good, catch and release for cats and bass; keep panfish if you like. The laundry is adequate. Showers/restroom a little dated but clean and serviceable. Like most of Illinois, there is high iron content in the water - you'll want a new filter when you leave. We would return.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
This park has lots of seasonal/weekend campers. So it is quiet during the week and busy on the weekends. There is a swimming *pond* set up like an ocean front beach complete with sand and tiki bar. The kids enjoyed swimming in it and it was reasonably clean. The bathrooms were clean, staff friendly. Sites grass and mostly level. There was a lot of room between the sites. We had an end site which was enormous. You have to pay for your shower. That's always a con for me. The seasonal campers appear to be well kept. We would stay again if in the area.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
This park is now open. Good sized, level sites. Never found a host or anyone to pay. You are supposed to send a check to the city. We did that. Gave it 7 - no sewer hook-ups (too close to the river probably); no Wi-Fi. Good playground equipment. Lots of room between sites. We will stay again.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Pros:Cheap, full hook-ups in oil boom area. Excellent location, convenient to Mandan and Bismarck. Cons: Getting in there was tricky in my 35' motorhome, but there were bigger rigs in there. You can do it, but I wouldn't say it was friendly. It's not paved. Part of a motel complex, the motel has a bar attached. They cater to mostly transient workers/oil boom folks. They are not anti-children, but there is nothing for kids to do on site. We stayed here about a week. Probably would not return unless we had to.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
We wish we could have stayed here longer. It's a little out from town. The road into the campground is not paved, and a little narrow-looking. The grass is nicely manicured. There are seasonal sites that are just beautiful and transient sites that are quite adequately sized. Our mostly level site was not paved, but very wide and long. The ground was firm and not muddy even after some rains. Very nice lake. Unfortunately, our stay was cut short abruptly. The host was very understanding about that. The people who work here are friendly and helpful. We would stay here again if we had the chance.
Date of Stay: February, 2013
This is a small city park next to the interstate. Close to town. WiFi is available at nearby businesses. There is a public restroom which was moderately clean. No showers. There were several sites in which the water wasn't working, and some which had a constant leak. Check the water before setting up: guess how I figured that out! We did not see a manager and we were here 4 days. Payment is made in a Dropbox. We felt safe here but on our last day, our neighbor's car was stolen in broad daylight. It is unlikely that we would stay here again. There weren't many campers.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
In 1974, this must have been a primo vacation spot! That's the impression we get from all the old mobile homes - once upon a time. This park had good utilities. The facilities were so nice and clean. The road in is not so great. Sites are pretty small but level. Sadly the lake is a victim of the terrible Kansas drought. The owners tried to pump water in, but the drought won. It's close enough to bike or walk to the attractions. The camp hosts are so friendly and are just glad to meet you. We didn't see the aforementioned negative signs. The trains are close. The laundry room is very clean and had 6 high efficiency washing machines. They appear to be expanding the RV park, so perhaps in time, the mobile homes will be cleaned up or phased out. We did not feel unsafe at all. Everyone we met was friendly and kind.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
Some parks are just places where they collect your money. This is one of them. We needed to be in the area for a day. We checked in at 6:00 pm. We spoke with the clerk about being there late. They have a four o'clock check out. We unplugged at 3:50 but could not get pulled out until 4:15. They charged us for the second day. After charging $10 for my extra kids. So we paid $70 for a 22.5 hour stay. The restrooms are fairly disgusting. Even my 15 year old son said they were too gross to use, so none of us used the showers or bathrooms. We did use the pool, and it was nice. Good cable, and the power worked. It's an old ex-KOA so you already know the layout is going to be odd and tight. This might have been an acceptable place place for $25. We will not return.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
This park has shady sites. The campground is located on site at the Montana State Fairgrounds. The roads are gravel, the sites are not level, but usable. The sites are not paved and this year they are muddy. The bathrooms/shower are located in the livestock pavilion. They are adequate at best, there is a lingering odor of livestock and we just cleaned the showers ourselves before use. There are many permanent residents and workers. We stayed here because the other affordable park was booked and another quoted us a $95/night price tag. This one was $150/week.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
This is a city park. It is clean and quiet. The road in needs resurfacing, so be prepared to bounce and dodge potholes. The sites are very long and level and easy to get in and out of. The sites are nicely paved concrete and very spacious with nice grass plots between. There are no showers; the bathrooms are 3/4 mile away at the boat access ramps. The lake is nearby and there is swimming, fishing and boating allowed. Reasonably priced, about a mile from town. The caretaker home has a really tight circular driveway, park and then pay. Or park near the boat access and pay. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: February, 2011
This just might be the Best Little Campground in Texas, located in the Best Little Town in Texas. I want to give this park a 10. It's beautiful, clean, quiet with level sites and well-kept roads. The owners and hosts are very accommodating: fire pits, fire wood, movies, books, games, puzzles and a Wii are all available for campers. The fishing is good, the nature trails easy and maintained. The townspeople of La Grange are friendly and welcoming. The pool is clean, the playground in great condition. The two flaws, and they are indeed not deal breakers for us: the spotty Wi-Fi and the terrible-tasting water! The Wi-Fi they may be able to do something about. The water is just that bad throughout the entire town. I believe the owners have addressed the locked doors by installing a code box. We really enjoyed our two week stay here.
Date of Stay: January, 2011
The new manager is, indeed, on the ball. Very personable, very helpful and very understanding. We will definitely return if we are sent back to that area. On our return, there are some things that we hope there will have been time for the management to address. The roads need some work especially at the entrance where the potholes are in the process of becoming craters, and the trees in the entrance scraped the roof of the RV. It seems that in the 6 months that the new folks have been at the place, some housekeeping issues could have been rectified: the bathrooms, showers and laundry rooms really need a thorough cleaning and a couple coats of paint. That's a cheap fix. The grounds are nice, it's not too difficult to access and the staff is great. We hope that they get a chance to make it into the beautiful place that it could be.