Date of Stay: July, 2010
This campground is a good sized one. It is more of a camping resort than a generic campground with a pool. It has an enormous pool, large game room (though it could use some updating), snack cafe, miniature golf, museum, movie theater, and a Civil War trench. It's not everyday you can camp next to history...literally! Plenty of shade and wildlife (had forest animal surprise me one night!) The laundromat seems to service the whole area, not just the CG. The nice part of that is there were plenty of machines to get the wash done in one cycle! The staff are fantastic and helped us out when we were RV novices and needed desperate help the previous winter. Recommended for active families!
Date of Stay: June, 2010
We loved this campground. There was more than enough to keep our two young children active during the day and ready for a hard sleep at night. The new section has very large sites, but absolutely no shade. The more central area is shaded, but has some mosquito issues. Store and snack shop were great. Big scoops of ice cream for very reasonable prices! Laundromat in new section only has two washers and two dryers. A bit rough for a family of four with two very young kids. On the other hand, the activities available are bringing us back again this year.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
The Lawrence/Kansas City KOA was a great place for us to unwind as a family. We work conferences on the weekends and visit campgrounds in between. It is a more basic campground, but we still had loads of fun. My son came home each night in desperate need of a bath- a sure sign fun was had. The staff was friendly, but I can't speak to the camp store. They had only just opened for the season when we arrived. They were obviously still getting stock in for the shelves. I read the reviews about the trains and there are a LOT of trains. Probably one an hour or so, even at night. My son who LOVES trains started ignoring them because there were just too many to get excited over. I'm not a particularly light sleeper so it didn't bother me too much, especially after the first night or two. I could see being in a tent would be more bothersome or in a trailer with windows wide open. All in all, we had a great time with the jumping pillow and playground. The pool hadn't opened yet, but my sons and I had a great water gun fight in the grassy area near the pavilion.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
We only spent one night at the Louisville Metro KOA in Clarksville, IN, as we were visiting friends while testing out our new RV. It was great for that, but not sure I'd want to stay for more than a day or two. It is a concrete jungle and the sites are fairly close together. Nevertheless, we had our friends over for dinner and it would serve as a good base for those more interested in activities off-site than on.