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I'd planned for four nights, but with the pool, water slide, evening events, tubing, and making friends nearby, they cajoled an extra night out of me! It was a really relaxing week. The campground was well-kept, the pool area was nicely-tended and pool hours were good. Our site was near the get-out ramp for the river, but it was never too loud or rowdy. I would rate the CG as a ten, except the dirt roads are not well-maintained at all. Also, the directions I got to pull into the site weren't good, and I had to circle through some deep and muddy potholes to re-navigate into the site. Thank heavens for 4WD! All in all, a great week.

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The other reviews here are spot on: this is an amazingly over-priced CG that is run-down and dingy. There is an extra fee for using one of the pools. We only stayed one night, which was an unplanned emergency. I will say that the woman at the front desk was very friendly and accommodating and the pull-though site was long enough so that I did not have to unhitch. We walked around the park in the morning before leaving for the drive home, and decided that this park was fine for an over-night, but not a destination in and of itself.

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We stayed for one week here in August 2012. Unfortunately, as I pulled into the campground, I got the trailer hung up on one of the large grey rocks lining the driveway in front of the office. It was in the shade and I didn't notice it as I should have. The maintenance crew was outstanding and came out with boards to build a ramp for me to get the axle over the rock. What a help! They even escorted me to a site for my trailer and helped me back in. As a mom on her own with 2 kids, I really appreciated the extra help. We had a wonderfully-quiet spot (K-18). Although there was no sewer service, we were very happy to trade off the quiet and extra space with having to use our dump tank. I thought the sewer sites were rather closely spaced, but our spot was divine. We picked wild blueberries on the hillside each evening for the next morning's pancakes and took the very convenient bus into Bar Harbor or Acadia each day. We took our bikes most days, and it was very easy to load them on the bus. The CG was very well maintained, bathrooms were clean with no long waits each evening. The guests were pleasant, no rowdiness that we observed. We will definitely return, but perhaps earlier than the 2nd week of August--it turned out to be the peak vacation week for the area. Can't wait to return!

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When I booked the site on line, it was described as a pull-through and rated for up to 35' TT. Luckily, the grounds people saw me scoping out the site, and recommended that I not pull in, as I would only have to back out. Boy were they correct! Two of them helped me to back in, and I definitely could not have done it without them. We stayed six nights here, which was 3 nights too many. My daughters were attending a day camp at Old Sturbridge Village, and this was the closes CG to Sturbridge (for a reasonable price). However, the showers were just atrocious, and would make it very difficult to stay here again. There were a ton of mosquito's, so hiking wasn't enjoyable, and the lake was a bit smelly, so not very refreshing. On the way home, we tried to do an overnight at the local Walmart, but the police kicked us out. Apparently the town has an ordinance that prohibits overnight parking. I know this last piece of information is not about the CG, but hope you leave it in, as would have been SOOOO helpful for me to have known this ahead of time. Hope I can save someone else the headache of finding a CG in the dark as we were forced to do.

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Very nice campground, gravel roads, nice area of the Cape. We stayed for six nights in the high season, and it was a very quiet campground, which we enjoyed. Distance between sites was good, and small shrubs and trees had been encouraged to grow between most sites to provide privacy. Most sites are pull-through, providing even more space between campers. Okay to have a fire in the fire ring, camp store was nice. We went cycling a few times on the paved bike path, which is connected directly to the campground and very convenient. Laundry seemed expensive, until I realized how fast it was getting washed and dried...the efficiency of the washers and dryers saved me money in the long run, although wish there had been more dryers in the laundry. Someone mentioned there were more in another building, but it worked out okay for me. The office was clean and comfortable, with a lounge and a TV to relax in on rainy days, although we did not. The only downfall of the campground in my eyes was its close proximity to Route 6,the main highway through the cape. The road noise was constant, so it didn't sound much like the country. However, it was very convenient to restaurants, beaches, etc., and we absolutely enjoyed our stay there. We would return.

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We spent three nights here while visiting nearby Plymouth. We asked for a quiet spot when making the reservation...we received a site directly across from the playground, and very close to surrounding neighbors. The sites were extremely close together, in pine trees, but no shrubs or anything between the sites. Everyone was sandwiched so close together. We went back to the office to see if there was a more quiet site, and were directed to another site. They never told us it had no sewer and was at the end of a dead end. We had to back in to turn around, then go back to the dump station to empty out, then back up again into the site. We decided to stay nevertheless, because at 6:00 at night, how much choice do you have? I will say it was a quiet area...well, except for the kid with the recorder. The dump station access was very difficult. No one checked on us during our stay, or offered to refund the difference between a full-service site, and one with just W/E. Granted< the difference was minimal, but the offer would have been appreciated. We did not visit the pool and other facilities, but my husband and daughters visited the playground. They returned after ten minutes, after another girl had described how she liked to pull the heads off her Barbies and pull out their hair. Shall we say that it was a very tough crowd. There was Wi-Fi advertised, but it did not work at our site. We would not return.

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We spent five nights at this peaceful country campground, and I can't quite decide if it was a good campground or not. One thing is for certain: it was definitely unusual. Most of the campground is carved into a forested hillside. This meant that the sites are nicely distanced from one-another and the trees provide privacy and a sense of peacefulness. The waterfront sites appeared to be fully taken by seasonals. During our stay, we were the only camper we saw entering or exiting the campground: translation: there is nothing going on here. It is a great place to do nothing but listen to the chipmunks. One huge drawback: not only was there no wi-fi, but not even a wi-fi hot spot or store. Even worse: no cell reception! I couldn't get internet on the iPad all week. We never saw employees working on the place: the front entrance is a dump. So, if you want a peaceful retreat, this is the place for you. However, with a base price of $50, and $5/kid/day (why?!), we paid $60/night, which in my opinion, is hugely overpriced for a no-frills campground with absolutely no amenities. There appeared to be 2-3 other campgrounds in the nearby area, they appeared busier, but perhaps would be of more interest.

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Site was small and surrounded by very loud neighbors. We stayed during 4th of July weekend, and private hours were an absolute joke. Pool was freezing so we only went once. Gangs of teenage boys on bikes hung around in lots of spots, so my daughters were nervous about them. Not much to commend this park, and overpriced unless you have a membership. We stayed to be close to the Shawagunks and Hudson Valley, but would find a different campground should we wish to return to the area.

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It was definitely tricky to maneuver through this campground with our 35 footer. There was really nowhere to turn around at the bottom. At check-in, the woman directed us to what she considered a turn-around, but it had an incredibly small radius. Fortunately we were able to back up onto the volleyball court and make the turn. Our site was tucked into hemlock pines, and was just beautiful. However, the constant noise from the highway, just a 1/4 mile nearby, negated any sense of peacefulness. The pool was advertised as heated, but was not. It was very cold, so my daughters wouldn't swim in it. We rented tubes from the campground and floated down the Schroon River. Unfortunately, we were told in the CG office that the float would be about 2 1/2 hours. It took us four hours. If it hadn't of been such warm water, that could have been a bit of a dangerous situation. I'd advise folks to do a bit more research about the float than we did, as there wasn't a lot of information or advise from the office here. Because of the highway noise, downtrodden aspect of the campground, and night-time partying of the seasonal campers (even on a Wednesday night), we would not return.

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This was such a beautiful and peaceful campground. The fee was reasonable, considering that this campground is truly at the top of a hill, in the middle of nowhere. The campground advertises that it has views of the Catskills, but I disagree. The facilities were comfortable. We stayed for four nights, mid-week, and it was very quiet for the time we were there. Perhaps the owners were recuperating from the long weekend, but the store was rarely open...had to go to the house next door and ask for them to open it. There was often someone around working on the property...not that they managed to ask the trailer with the yappy dogs to not leave them unattended, but the employees were pleasant. Also, as others have said, they really do enforce the 2 adults at the pool rule. Incredibly strange. Since I often travel alone with my 2 daughters, this meant that there were many times that we could not use the pool. The times that we could use it however, it was just lovely: clean, warm, and the hot tub was nicely kept, hot, but not too hot. A really nice spot. We would return...with a second adult, or perhaps on a busier weekend when the odds of having another adult at the pool are greater. Some fun things to do in the area (within a 30 minute drive): a scenic railroad trip (look in the local advertiser for a great coupon), a power authority museum (free), and a historic house (also free). This is definitely not the touristy area of the Catskills, but it was very pretty. One last hint: call ahead for directions so that you don't tow over a huge mountain nearby.

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We stayed here for two nights while visiting friends in St. Louis. Our daughters loved the warm pool: it was clean and comfortable and one of the best pools of our six-week trip. The location is convenient to the city, and although in an industrial area, was clean and safe enough that we could let our daughters roam the campground on their bikes. The loved the playground and bouncy pillow...what a treat! If we were in the area again, we would definitely return to this KOA, which we usually avoid as over-priced and over-crowded. This was a down-to-earth place and a great value.

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What a lovely oasis in the middle of a dry and dusty area of the country. The paved roads and cement pads eliminated the dust that we encountered throughout the national parks in the state. My daughters loved riding their bikes around, it was so peaceful, and the shade trees were lovely. I can see how many snowbirds would enjoy this campground, and I wish we could have stayed longer as well. We only stayed for 2-3 nights while visiting nearby Zion Park (which was my favorite of the canyon parks). We passed many other campgrounds while driving in, but saw nothing that could even compare to the cleanliness, price, and peacefulness of this campground. Most of the other CG's are right next to the road with no trees, and lots of dirt and dust. Thanks again to rvparkreviews for helping us to pick such a relaxing spot.

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What a gorgeous campground! Wish we could have stayed longer. It was so quiet and peaceful in the pine trees. We went for some walks along the dirt roads, and they were so lovely and restful. We spent a full day resting in the campground before going to the Grand Canyon. After the heat and dryness of the canyons in the area, the cool greenness of the Kaibab Plateau and forest was most welcome. My daughters loved visiting the horses corralled next to the campground and the two colts in the pen. It was an easy drive into the Grand Canyon, but what a zoo once you get there! Try to find ways of getting away from popular overlooks and onto the trails. The fellow who 'guided' us into our spot was well-intentioned, but situated us in the worst way. After he left, we pulled out and did it again on our own. Bring plenty of leveling blocks!

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After reading all the other reviews, I planned a few nights here in the middle of a cross-country trip that relied on a lot of basic CG's and national parks. What a disappointment! I thought my daughters would enjoy the pool and hot tub, but it turns out that children are not allowed in the hot tub, and the pool was freezing. They wanted to leave. Also, our site was located in the front of the park, right next to a busy highway. No trees, and not pretty. What a waste of money! The food at the restaurant is over-priced hamburgers, and our daughter wanted to rent a little 3-wheel bike for a while: it was $20 for half an hour!!! We stayed in Cape Cod last summer, and rented one at $25/day. And they put the fear of God into her if she returned it one minute late: she would lose her $25 deposit. She rented it anyway, and returned it five minutes early, poor thing. We stayed in Fishing Bridge for four nights and enjoyed that a lot more than this. I will say that the sites up on the hill looked a lot nicer, but again, not worth the exorbitant fee. I did laundry one night, and had to wait for units...very frustrating visit overall. The only thing good about our stay was the day we spent touring Nevada City and Virginia City up north. That was definitely worth the drive through gorgeous Montana scenery and the Nevada City living museum was the highlight of our six week trip (period actors dress up in costume and make the old town come to life). Go there, but at this rate, avoid the campground.

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We really enjoyed our stay. Nestled among the scrub pines, we saw so many deer and two baby fawn from the back window of the trailer. We were allowed to choose our site, so selected #264, next to a water spigot. We used a hose to fill up the water tank each day, and emptied the dump tank at the dump station each afternoon. My husband used the showers once...just once. My daughters and I enjoyed riding along the lake shore on the bike path, running, and splashing along the water line. The water was too cold to swim, but fun for them regardless. The park was practically empty mid-week, and so quiet! We loved it! Bring bug-spray though. However, on the weekend, it filled up with lots of working class, partying locals in tents. Luckily for us (not them), there was a massive thunderstorm that quieted things down quite a bit. I do advise folks to select sites with some elevation...many of the sites had large portions underwater whenever there was a storm. Regarding the drive to Chicago: it was a pain, but still the cheapest way to go for a family of four. We got the City Pass, but compared to the museums on the East Coast, found the Chicago museums to be very nice, but not comparable. We wish we had saved our money, especially since the highlights of the trip were the Navy Pier and watching the sunset over the city from the John Hancock Observatory. We got caught in traffic once returning home, and that was a real pain, so time your day accordingly. For the price and location, we would return, but probably only mid-week, and if we could get a spot near a water spigot. Happy travels!