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Very nice campground. Friendly staff. Somewhat pricey but close the Branson attractions. We were in a site with concrete strips so leveling was easy. Only drawback I saw was that the railroad ties at some sites were rotten. As the fence is attached to the ties, one should be careful about leaning on them. In any event, the ties should be replaced as they are unsightly. Nice laundry room. We would definitely camp here again if in the area. Be sure to see the Amazing Acrobats from Shanghai show which is just up the street.

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We have stopped at numerous other campgrounds in our many years of traveling. There is no positive way to describe this place. It is a true dump. Lots of seasonals, most of whom appeared to take care of their units. We very well may have been the only over night campers there. The entire campground is sorely lacking in maintenance. The sites have tree limbs and leaves in them, they are not level, and dead tree limbs are stacked up between sites. The roads are gravel and in poor shape with tree limbs hanging over them. The picnic table had moss growing on it. There was no sewage, WIFI or cable hookups, only water and electricity. A prior commenter said they were working the campground -- we didn't see any evidence of that. AVOID THIS PLACE IS OUR ADVICE.

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When I went to register On Sunday Nov. 16 I encountered the most unpleasant person that I have met in a long time. No smile or hello, just a wave to proceed to her work station. Firstly, she coughed in my face and then continued to register me. There was no thank you at the end either. I spoke with the manager on Nov. 17 and didn't get a whole lot of satisfaction there. She said that this did not seem like anyone who worked there but did agree to check it out. Only two people on duty that were checking campers in which resulted in a fair wait. Two people were at the information desk doing nothing.

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If there is Wi-Fi, it didn't appear on any of our devices. Campground is nothing more than a dirt facility. There are trees but no grass that we saw. The man who checked us in didn't seem to know much about the area. The name Lake Isabela/Kern River is nothing more than a disguise. The lake is about 10 miles to the north and we don't know where the river is located. Suggest you look somewhere else to camp is you really need to be in this area. We would not camp here again.

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This campground is living in the past. Most of the sites are occupied by seasonal campers. The remaining sites are very close together. In fact, the site we were assigned was so close to one neighbor that to walk around our Class C we had to walk on their site. Our site was level but we could not extend our awning because the camper on the other side of us had a slide out. This seemed to be the norm here. The park manager and his wife certainly do not know how to run a cg. In fact, I'm not sure if they even care about their campers based on our experiences with them. Propane is available only three days a week and only for an hour at a time. To me this is an indicator of how little they are interested in meeting the needs of their campers. We had an electrical problem and they weren't concerned about it. The maintenance man solved our problem for the most part. The manager didn't even know what was going on with the two boxes in our site --- he was totally out in left field. Making matters worse, he said that previous occupants had the same complaints. FYI: they do not sell ice and offer very few supplies. There is no security even though the cg has three gates that allow access from the frontage road and a side road. When we booked our site we knew we would have to move after three days. We were assigned site 109. Sites 102 - 111 are along a fence that is fairly close to I-90 with increased road noise versus other sites in the park. More importantly, roots from the tree line, or what is left of it, protrude at least a foot above the ground in these sites. This makes it difficult to walk around in these sites and the ground is very wet. This problem could be easily be remedied with placement of gravel in these areas. This is just another indicator of how management is not fulfilling its responsibilities to campers. On a positive note, the bathrooms were clean. Without a doubt, I strongly recommend that you seek a campsite elsewhere when visiting the Seattle area. We would not stay at this cg if ever in Seattle again.

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The lady in the office is one of the rudest individuals I have ever met. When we got lost and called the office, she said trust me I know what I'm talking about. When we arrived she was equally rude. We were assigned site F1 which was at the back of the cg with no trees. There was no way a camper can get level in this site. The connections were far apart so one cannot move around in the site seeking a level place. We went back to the office and asked for another site; she said she couldn't move us. We demanded our money back and went elsewhere. As we left she was still saying that no one else had complained - don't know about that. If you are seeking a one night stay, I suggest you look elsewhere unless you like to deal with rude people.

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Park not very big but no escort to site. Wi-Fi was very good. Stayed here once in the past and liked the place. Different owner now. Sites and roads around park were very muddy and had lots of ruts. Ownership needs to bring in many loads of gravel to correct this problem and enhance the individual sites. Many, many flies so get your bug spray ready when you arrive. Don't think we would stay here if ever in the area again.

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Site was not level --- when are campground owners realize that their patrons want level sites? No cable. Wi-Fi was very weak --- kept kicking us off. Wouldn't stay here again. The lady in the office who checked us in was very nice, though.

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This cg needs the attention of management as it I need of repair and upgrading. Sites are not level and gravel as are all the roads. Water pipe was leaking when we arrived and the TV cable was lying on the ground. WIFI was weak and kept kicking us off which was quite frustrating. If you are traveling north or south on I-75 you might want to skip this cg as it is about 10 miles off the road. We would not return here if in the area again.

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Sites 23 through 34 appear to have been neglected. They are nowhere near level, part of the road is very rough, grass is growing in the sites, and there is virtually no light at night in that section. There is no shade in most of the sights in the campground so basically overall it is a parking lot. The pole to hang trash on is an excellent idea. The office staff encountered was friendly. As far as we could see there is no security in the campground. We likely would not stay in this campground when in the area.

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We did not find the office staff to be friendly --- a smile now and then is not too much to ask for. Campground appears to have some security with gate at entrance. Looks like a large portion of the full hookup sites are occupied by seasonal campers. All looked to be in good shape and well maintained. Roads are a little rough here and there. A fair amount of work needs to be done to get the full hookup sites in level condition. We stayed here during the week so cannot comment on weekend activities. Showers and restrooms were clean although we did not use them. Both were limited in the actual camping area but more were available at the office which is a fair walk from the campsites --- can’t understand the reasoning behind this situation. Our biggest concern was the availability of water at the full hookup sites. The faucets are at ground level or below; hence dirt has to be removed to turn them on and off. We have never experienced this in over thirty years of camping. This is most inconvenient for older campers and deserves immediate ownership attention. This campground is quite a jaunt off of I-79 through some inner town streets and traffic. The WIFI was very slow most of the time.

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When we went to our site there were gobs of dog hair on the ground. It appeared that the previous camper had combed or sheared his/her dog before departing. Is this the fault of the campground staff, obviously no? However, a site should be checked before it is assigned to the next occupant. We, of course, went back to the office and were assigned the adjacent site. There was no way we could get level in that site. Off we go to the office once again to obtain an acceptable site. We were assigned a site in Section A which was very nice. We were charged $66 per night --- for that price we should have been given a premium site from the beginning. We were told that the $66 entitled us a site in the A section so why would we be assigned a site in Section B. We surmised that it was because of the length of our rig which is 29 feet. This is not a fair or reasonable way to assign a site or charge a fee. According to the owners, who toot their own horns quite a bit, say they have upgraded this campground over the past ten years, which seems to be the case, but more attention is needed to the sites in Section B. Another unusual thing occurred upon check-in. We were given arm bands to wear while in the campground. The purpose was for "security". We are older folk and have been camping for over thirty years and have never encountered this before. If management is worried about someone coming into the campground that is not a camper or guest, then put up a gate and control traffic by manning the entrance. There is no way I would ever wear an armband in a campground. If that meant that I couldn't camp there then, so be it. Oh, by the way if you lose the armband it will cost you $4 to get another one. Crazy eh??? Yes, this possibly could be a very enjoyable campground to stay at, but management needs to tweak a few policies and situations to make it a "resort".

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It took us forever to get to this campground from I-91 and when we left it took us about 25 minutes to get back to I-91. That aside, the campground was nice and very well maintained. We were near the office in a back-in site which required a little leveling but no major issue. We like the gravel sites and the grass between each site. It looks like there are ample things for the kiddies to do here. The staff was very nice, although a little bit disorganized during check-in. We could see ourselves staying here again if ever in the area again.

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When we made our reservation we were told that we would have a full hookup site along with WI-FI. This turned out not to be the case - to get full hookup service you are assigned a site amongst the treed area of the campground. You have to go to the office area to get WI-FI which will not even work at the campsites in that area. Furthermore, there are no full hookup sites near where the WI-FI will/might work. This is pretty much an overnight campground if that. The roads are narrow and dusty. A big rig/fiver would find it very difficult the maneuver around in the full hookup area. There is no cable. We didn’t determine what was available for entertainment, but did see an above ground swimming pool on our way to our site. As we felt that we had been misinformed when we made our reservation, we decided to relocate after staying one night. We cannot in all good conscience recommend this campground.

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We made our reservations 13 days in advance. When we checked in and after paying for our stay, the staffer told us that they didn’t have a 30 amp site available when we made our reservation so we would have to take a 50 amp site and deposit $50 for the 50-to-30 amp adapter that would allow us to have power. The individual who took our reservation made no mention of this fact to us. We should been given an option to accept this or not. The office does not open until 9 AM, which will likely delay a camper's departure if they had to obtain the adapter. Moving campers seems to be the norm for this campground. Two campers we talked to said they had to move THREE times in their relatively short stays. We noticed many others moving also. Staffers encountered were not friendly, except for one of the fellows who work outside. One drove through our campsite saying that he was taking a shortcut and laughed about it. Sites in the E section are adjacent to the dump station which emits a foul odor when waste is dumped. The smell permeates the area as well as recreational vehicles, which is totally unacceptable. The Wi-Fi is slow and spotty. No escort is provided to the sites. No propane --- the staffer told us that the closest place to obtain propane was 30 minutes away. She did not offer the name of the business. No fishing bait --- the campground is located next to a river. We asked the owner about bait, the only comment he offered was “no unfortunately” and kept on walking. Grass around campsites and throughout the campground was not trimmed. Some grass was as high as two feet. Roads had many potholes --- some were filled about halfway into our stay. The road and sites throughout the campground need maintenance in some form or another. In light of the present conditions and operational procedures, we would not camp here again and recommend that others look elsewhere as well.