Date of Stay:
April, 2010 -
We stayed here for 5 nights over the Easter weekend. Overall we are very disappointed having read all the rosy reviews. Upon arrival there are no designated parking slots at registration; one is just expected to park in the middle of all the traffic going in and out while registering. At the time of registration it was very clear that they never intended to give anyone a refund for any reason. Nevertheless we signed up for the 5 days we intended to stay. Leaving for our site we were guided by a fellow in a cart who led us in and out through lanes until arriving at our site. Upon arrival he pointed and fled leaving us to determine that we would not be able to use the extra long pull through for which we paid extra because the site was crowned and utilities were poorly placed requiring 2 extra sections of sewer hose. Sewer connection was on grade higher than coach outlet so hose wanted to fill with water before draining. We ended up unhooking “Toad” and parking coach in middle of site and parking car in front; fortunately site was long as advertised. We have a 40’ coach. We rely heavily on the internet and we always confirm internet availability before registering; in this case Tengo…ugh. We were given codes (for free access) and found out that the ISP would only allow one computer at a time to connect to the service. Connection was up and down multiple times over the weekend, was largely very slow, and required that wife and I share “Internet Time”. At the time of our departure the ISP login page had a message declaring the “system was being upgraded and would return in 48 hours;” needless to say we were not impressed with this park. Office hours seem to be very limited for a park this size. I had a small medical problem and tried to call office at 6:15 PM for local urgent care providers and got a recorded message. To those that are curious, the problem was solved and was minor. In fairness, many of the good things commented on by others were provided, power was adequate and stable, garbage pick-up was as advertised and there was a small patch of brownish green grass for the Shelties to negotiate their business. Park did seem to be pet friendly to the extent some dogs were allowed to wander on their own leaving deposits on our feeble patch of grass. It is my opinion that this park may rely on the “locals” for their success, as it’s located near a big lake. We camped at La Hacienda RV Resort & Cottages in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
March, 2010 -
This campground had heavy construction underway next door: blowing dust everywhere. Had to pay $6 per night for internet service (?) that only operated one way. We could get e-mail and surf, but could not send out to anyone. Office staff was friendly and really tried to be helpful. Does have a very nice "pet friendly" atmosphere. We camped at Banning Stagecoach KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
January, 2010 -
Stayed for several weeks: this was a nice park but not quite the 10-10-10 advertised. Most glaring was the "no pets" signs everywhere, even the designated pet area had "no Pets" signs surrounding it. No picnic tables to be found. Staff was friendly and the services were prompt and cheerfully rendered. Internet was free but required "high gain" antenna to pick up. We camped at Pheasant Ridge RV Resort in a Motorhome.