docj

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Good location for a one-night stay while traveling I-10. Easy on/off access to the interstate. Park is gated, but rather rural-looking. Sites are under tall trees; we were surprised to get satellite TV. Sites are essential sandy dirt with some stones. It had been raining the day before but there were only a few puddles and the ground was firm enough to drive on without a problem. Our "pull through" site was actually two sites which we sort of pulled through. It worked although it was easier to disconnect the car and turn the MH around than to try to turn around in the park's small turning circle. The managers are also the owners and they live on the premises. They were very nice.

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A clean, well-run park with concrete roads and sites. Roads were easy to navigate but we did connect and disconnect the toad in the front parking lot. We were able to get satellite TV but the trees would probably be an issue on some sites. As others have noted there are lots of long term residents but the park looks very attractive and we didn't feel this fact was a detriment. Trash is picked up at your site. We'll definitely return.

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This is an older park recently having become a KOA. It appears that a lot of the park (and most of the 50A FHU sites) are long-term and/or seasonal. The sites used for overnight travelers are mostly 30A. And a lot of these overnight sites are of the "buddy-site" arrangement, with two RVs doors facing one another. Some parts of the park are more crowded than others, but in some areas it looks like nothing but wall to wall trucks when people are home in the evening. As for the comments about the roads being narrow, IMO the roads really aren't all that narrow. They may "look" narrow but the turns are well laid out and maneuvering around the park is easy. Verizon 4G was good, we were able to get satellite access from our site. What isn't good about this park is the noise; the park has the worst road noise from I-65 that I have ever experienced. Our MH has dual pane windows and the temps were cold so our windows were closed at night so we didn't mind the noise that much, but with the windows open the noise is really annoying. We had what was advertised as a pull-through. It was an "alongside the road" type of pull through, so sitting outside meant waving at people as they drove by. Furthermore, the park had an unadvertised overflow site that was directly in front of us. Unless vehicles in the overflow site were parked carefully, the ability to exit our site was seriously compromised. The only real plus I can see with this park is that it is substantially cheaper than some of the other Nashville parks. Furthermore, they gave us a large discount for staying a week. Nashville doesn't have a lot of good RV parks, so this park will remain among our options but it will be our last resort if nothing else is available.

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This is an excellent park for exploring the battlefields and other Chattanooga attractions. One thing worth noting is that although the park is listed here as being in Chattanooga it is really in north Georgia. The sites are on the narrow side but they have been angled so that maneuvering even a large RV isn't a problem. The roads and sites are gravel with small strips of grass between them. Because of the recent rains the back portion of the park was rather flooded; it didn't affect the sites themselves very much, but the grass area between them was saturated. Sites nearer to the front of the park appeared to drain better. One really nice thing about the park is that there is a large area with several long lanes where RVs can park during the check-in process and, if necessary, when departing. This is in contrast to so many parks that barely have enough room for one RV to park while checking in. We had asked for a "satellite friendly" site and had no problem getting a signal; quite a few sites are shaded and this could be an issue. Verizon 4G signal was adequate, but not particularly fast. There is a fair amount of airplane takeoff and landing noise, but not too much so as to be a real annoyance. If you are coming from the north on I-75 it is much less stressful to drive an extra couple of miles south and take Georgia exit 353 rather than Tennessee exit 1B. If you want to use 1B you have to immediately cross two southbound lanes of traffic entering the highway from I-24. At some times of the day this can be a but "challenging." Going south the extra couple of miles avoids having to do this maneuver and only costs you a couple of minutes at most in additional time.

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This park is about as good as it gets for places that don't claim they are "destination parks." It is located in an attractive rural neighborhood of Mebane that is only ~3 miles from the interstate. All roads and sites are a thick layer of gravel. Our site was nearly level side to side but had a bit of a front to back slant. The sites were more than long enough for our 40' MH plus our toad and were considerably wider than the norm for private parks. The park is clean; all sites appeared to be well maintained. It is open all year and weekly/monthly rates are available. The owners are a very nice local couple. We have family in the RTP/Cary area and this will now be our preferred park for our visits.

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This is a mostly seasonal CG in a beautiful setting. The sites for travelers are a bit odd; ours was called a pull-through but it was really a pull-in since there was no way we could have continued to drive through. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Our biggest issue with the place is that the roads accessing it for the last mile or two are very narrow and have lots of overhanging trees. When leaving, I brushed a tree that knocked off my awning wind sensor which made this an expensive overnight stop. There aren't many CGs in this part of PA along the I-84 route but this is not exactly what you'd call easy on/easy off for an overnight stay. If you do stay here, definitely call for directions. Your GPS may put you on roads that are unsuitable for your RV. Coming from the north-west on US6 is definitely an easier way to get here than coming from the east and south on US6.

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The campground was clean and fairly level; mostly open sites with some trees along the back of the sites. The FHU site we were in faced a service area; not too scenic. Not too many campers at this time of year, but there wouldn't be a lot of privacy if it was full. Part of the CG was closed because of flooding that occurred in August. As a result, the only entrance that was open was adjacent to the info center. If you're coming from the south and don't realize this, there is no convenient place to turn around if your RV is large. As with all Parks Canada CGs you need to pay the daily park entrance rate or have a pass in order to stay here.

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We were here last year and enjoyed it so much that we came back for the entire summer. The price cited is for a monthly stay in a full-hookup site. The owners continue to improve the park. This year's major upgrade is a heat pump to heat the pool since the solar energy system didn't get it warm enough. The park continues to have excellent wifi, download speeds of ~15 Mbps most of the time. There are a ton of kids around and lots of campfires; if you don't like both of those this isn't the park for you. But if you are looking for a family-friendly RV park this place is ideal. About the only negative is that the power grid voltage varies quite a bit and can drop down fairly low at times. I invested in an automatic transformer to raise the voltage and that solved the problem.

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This park is great if you're on your way to the Canadian Maritime provinces. It's only 2 miles off I-95 and has large pull-through sites that are easy to get in and out of. The sites are grass, but the roads are paved. There are quite a few trees but we had no problem getting satellite access. The wifi is decent (~1Mbps) but there was hardly anyone else in the park when we were there. The Verizon service varied between 3G and 4G and was pretty unusable when all we could get was 3G. We'll definitely be back on our trip south.

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This is the kind of RV park that you wish they all were like. Large, relatively private sites, some wooded, some open surrounded by a forest. On a lightly traveled road only minutes from all the White Mountains attractions and from I-93. Yes, there are a lot of rules, but they are "gently" enforced by the very nice couple who own the place. I don't mind rules when they make for a well-run park and aren't excessive. They don't have many sites that can take rigs as big as our 40' MH so call in advance if that's what you have. We liked it so much that we've reserved a week in September. Discounts are given for stays of a week or more. The park is spotless and everything is well trimmed. Roads and sites are gravel; our site was an enormously long pull-through that was in the open enough that we could get satellite TV. I know there was another large site that is wooded because I was given a choice of either. The Wifi was slow which was the only complaint I can think of, but the Verizon 4G signal was excellent.

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This is a pleasant rural park about a half hour north of Burlington. We had a large, reasonably private site with electric and water plus a gray water drain. The owner is very nice but the office is only staffed part-time which makes it difficult to get questions answered. The park is on a bit of a hill but we were able to get our 40' in the back-in site without much of an effort but there weren't many sites that would have handled our rig. The roads and sites are gravel; most are shaded but ours was in the open and we could get satellite TV with no difficulty. Verizon 4G signal was good.

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My first suggestion is to disregard the previous review; the person who posted it pretty much gives all parks bad reviews. This is a pleasant park east of Ottawa with gravel roads and sites. There appears to be an area of seasonal/permanent RVs and an area for transients, but the whole park looks nicely kept. Roads and sites are gravel with lots of well-trimmed grass all around. The sites are larger than average and ours was at the end of a row and had a privacy hedge which made it nice. The park was fairly empty when we were there. The owner is a "crusty", but very nice, guy. The office closes sometimes if the owner needs to run an errand, but he says he'll have more continuous staffing once the summer season gets underway. He does prefer that customers pay with cash or Canadian debit cards (a US debit card doesn't work as a debit card in Canada.) Price shown is based on a weekly rate corrected for the current exchange rate. Although there are a few trees around we were able to get DirecTV signals with no problem. The signal on the Rogers cellular network is strong. The office sells firewood.

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We had one of the premium sites and it was super! Much wider than normal sites at KOAs or other private parks. Gravel site was almost perfectly level. A few trees, but satellite TV access was easy to get. There is an extra charge for 50A. Verizon service was quite good. The only unusual aspect of our site was that the water and electric hookups were on the wrong side of the MH (sewer was on the driver's side as usual). I think the premium sites were "repurposed" from regular ones and this resulted from that. It wasn't a big deal to run the electric cable and hose under the back of the MH.

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We stay at this park twice a year for a week while visiting family. It's a well-run park; lots of rules and not inexpensive, but it's consistently good. I do question why an overnight visitor costs $10 but the same person as part of your camping party would only be $5, but other than that I have no complaints. If you're spending more than one night, make sure you borrow a gate pass; otherwise you'll end up leaving your car outside one night. The deposit for the pass is now $40; we were told that too many of them weren't being returned when it was $20. Contrary to what was posted in a previous review, it is possible to get satellite reception if you request one of the "front" sites. It's takes a bit of positioning, but we were able to get DirecTV. It's worth noting that approaching the park via MD94 is easier than via MD97. Both are doable, but we use 94 since we are coming from the west, anyway.

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As has been noted by others, this is a great park for a few day visit to Cleveland to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and other sites. The manager was very nice both on the phone when I made the reservation and when we checked in. The office is only open part of the day, but if you have a reservation there will be an envelope on the door for you and you can put your money in the rent box. Our site was a long backin that was easy to get into. It was under tall trees but we were able to get some satellite access. There are no restrooms or showers, nor is there any wifi. The Verizon 4G signal was strong and fast.