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This is a pretty park, with large sites and lots of grass.  Most of the sites are back-ins, and they circle a few long pull-throughs.  We took one of those, and it required only minimal leveling.  We did not have to unhook.  The price was reasonable (Good Sam rate), but be aware that it goes up $5 on the weekend, and some holidays also have a 3-night minimum.  That's a big turn-off for travelers.  The dump is also poorly situated, with two huge rocks that would be hard to avoid . The other thing that earned a lower rating from me was the warning we got at check-in, to not let our cat out.  Why?  She informed us she has a cat that roams the park and is very territorial.  We sat outside with our cat anyway (on his leash, as usual) and never saw another cat.  We all had a good evening anyway, but I didn't appreciate being told he could not go outside.

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We stayed here because the KOA, where we had stayed last time we were in Halifax, was full for the weekend. It was a good choice.   There are a variety of types of sites--pull through, back to back, back-ins. Most of them are large and fairly easy to get into. Our site had trees, grass, and was fairly private. It was not very level, but workable. Water, electric, sewer and cable were accessible and worked well. Wi-Fi worked well most of the time.  I don't think there are any 50 amp sites. There are a lot of seasonals here, many of them long-term, but that was not a problem. The campground was quiet. I did not check bathroom or laundry facilities. The whole park could use a little sprucing up, and for that price I would expect more TLC,  but I would gladly stay here again.

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This was a lovely way to start our Newfoundland camping experience.  It set the standard for every campground afterward, and none of them came up to the standard.   It was at one time a provincial park cg.   We secured our reservation that morning without a credit card and had a warm, friendly welcome.  In fact, they do not take credit cards.  Our site was level, incredibly spacious, and pretty, and everything worked well, including the WiFi.  The water pressure was a little low, but adequate.  There is no TV.  Be prepared for black flies in July and August.  But those will be a problem in lots of other places, so bring repellant.  The restrooms are clean and the laundry will take American or Canadian quarters.   We spent the night here after leaving the ferry, and we spent four days here, exploring the area, before we headed back on the ferry.

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The full hookup sites are the least attractive sites in the park.  They are fairly narrow, and the sewer connection was so far back we could not use it with the two hoses we carry.  There was a lot of standing water after it rained, which happens frequently here.  There is another, "private" area, some with water and electric, which is much nicer.  Some of these are large enough for big rigs, but not all.  We didn't use any of the facilities while we were there.  One big plus:  we had three nights paid for and wanted to leave and move north after two.  The owner let us move that night to later in the week, since we wanted to see more of Gros Morne on the way back--without a cancellation fee.  I would stay here again.

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This campground was a pleasant surprise after reading the older reviews.  Yes, it is basically a big, overpriced parking lot.  But it is clean, level, gravel, and the electrical hookup worked well.  There are no water hookups available, probably because their water for drinking is always under a boil advisory.  So bring drinking water. There is a picnic table and garbage can at each site.  The WiFi also worked pretty well at our site (except during rainy weather), which was at the far end of the park.  There is a big building with laundry, full kitchen, and bathrooms.  All are in excellent shape and immaculate.  The lady in charge is very nice and helpful.  You can reserve a site without giving a credit card number, which is a plus for travelers with spotty, expensive cell service.  The down side to that is they don't take credit cards. We used this as a base camp for the ferry to Labrador and also for a day trip to L'Anse aux Meadows.  If you have time to kill, Black Duck Cove is a nice little community with a beautiful boardwalk trail. Ask for #14.  I would stay here again.

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This is a park primarily for workers, but there are sites available for travelers. We came in without reservations and were given a choice of four sites. We chose a pull through near the front with no sewer hookup. We were able to do some minor leveling and not unhook. It had a 50 amp plug, and since we use only 30, we had to use our adapter. Water and electric were good, but I could get no WiFi signal. There was a large grassy area, which was good for our cat to explore. There are two major negatives for the park: the interstate noise is loud and lasts all night, and this is not close to being a $38 park. I would gladly pay $20 for the hookups and grass, since campgrounds in this area are extremely scarce. I begrudgingly paid $38.

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This is a beautiful campground, set among the trees, with lots of grass.  We have stayed here before with no problems, but it has gone down through the years.  There are new owners, and they seem to be putting money into new laundry facilities, etc., rather than working on the sites.   Campground owners should realize that most campers are only looking for a good site where they can settle in quickly and relax. This time we were assigned #6, and it was more than 8" out of level side to side.  We asked to be moved, and finally found a site we could live with.  We had to watch our truck bed carefully pulling up to it, but we made it work, with our boards.  Everything else worked fine.  We had no problems with the water pressure, electrical, or cable.   The WiFi is underpowered, but site improvement should come first.  The owners and staff are friendly and helpful. KOA's are typically overpriced, and this is no exception.  There's a lot to be done before this becomes a $40 park.

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This is a very nice facility which could be a great RV  park - with proper management.  There are no rules enforced; which, makes it difficult for campers who are accustomed to following rules and sleeping at night.  The pros:  the sites are fairly level, long and wide, and set among tall pines through which campers can maneuver fairly easily.  The Wi-Fi is strong and antenna TV is adequate.  The check-in (presumably by the owner) was friendly and accommodating.  There are no long-term residents.  The cons:  this is a party place on the weekend, and no one seems to be around to enforce quiet times or pet rules. The electrical breakers are a little weak, also.   We came in on Friday, and there was a band and/or stereo that played loudly until 2 a.m. Saturday night the park had a Cajun band in their entertainment barn, and we were able to sleep through that. The Lakeview is convenient to the Liberty Theater and Fred's Lounge, which we enjoy occasionally, but we'll find another place to camp next time.

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This is an OK overnight stop if you don't mind unhooking to level a trailer.  We were the only travelers in a campground filled with workers, but the sites are huge, grassy, and clean. The workers were quiet, no dogs barking.  The only noise was from I-10--there's no sound buffer at all.  There are no trees, so this would be a hot place in the summer.  No cable or WiFi, but all utilities worked well.  It's a little overpriced for what you get, but there's not a lot to choose from out here.

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This was our first time here, and we will be back. The whole park is just packed gravel, and it would be dusty in the wind, but this is West Texas. The sites are long and have room for a little patio and picnic table. Unfortunately we had to unhook to get level. The people are very nice, the place is clean, and the wi-fi is good. They have some small trees planted, but would have done better to make the sites wider and add some native plants for privacy and dust control. No cable, and there are only 3 English-speaking stations.

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We've stayed here many times over the years, just passing through, and have always had a pleasant stay--until this year. We've put up with the narrow sites and the fuzzy cable because the owners ran a good park, the location is convenient for us, and there were always lots of fellow campers to visit with. Somehow this has become a mobile home park with a few spaces for travelers. The long-term residents drive through the vacant sites, walk through our yard, and in general don't practice good camper etiquette. And the cable is still fuzzy. We expect more for $30 (cash or check). We'll be looking for a new stop on our way across TX.

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Our site was in the back section of the park, w/e only, and took some really creative maneuvering to park our 32' 5th wheel. We ended up crooked to be able to let our slides out. Then there was hardly room to park the truck. No Wi-Fi at the sites, and the office was too far away to check out. Dogs were left outside while owners were gone, and the family group all around us visited until after 11 p.m. There just isn't much choice on this side of Rocky Mountain NP. There are new owners, local people, so maybe things will get better.

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We arrived on a Sunday with reservations. The office was closed, but our instructions were by the door. That would have been alright, except we could not get the cable to work, and did not know if the fault was theirs or ours. The WiFi is underpowered, but worked well early in the morning. This is mostly a workers' park, and there was a mobile home park across the fence with barking dogs. Our site was near the front, gravel, fairly level. This is the only game in town if you want to be near Aspen. For half the price, I would stay here again; otherwise, no.

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This is a return trip to this park, and we would go back again. This is a very clean, neat park. Everything works well, including Wi-Fi and air TV. The whole park is gravel, with grass and shrubs in the tent sites and around the perimeter. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only complaint is that the sites are not well delineated, and none of them appear to be close to level. Setting up was a little difficult.

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We camped in this park many years ago and have been back a few times since. It's set among sage brush, which I've always loved about it. There are a few trees, but not large enough for shade. The sites are level with concrete pads. The price is with a discount, although their website gave the price as $39 for this site. We were in #29, a nice roomy end site. We would stay here again.