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Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

San Angelo KOA, San Angelo, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night at this park and it was excellent for that purpose. Our premium site was at the back of the park and it was a pleasant spot facing a the side fence and looking out into a green space. Much of the rest of the park, however, appeared to be a jumble of small sites, most of which were pure gravel with no tables, landscaping, etc. Most of these looked as if they were occupied by seasonal and/or long term occupants. We had to drive by lots of these sites as we were lead back to ours. Check-in was very efficient; we were handed a package of information without the desk person feeling obligated to explain all of it to us. I'm not sure why this park thinks it rates a KOA "Holiday" designation, rather than being classed as a KOA Journey park. An important tip about getting to the park if you are following the park's driving instructions which tell arriving customers to use Loop 306 to get to Knickerbocker Rd. Unfortunately, on the north side of San Angelo, the highway signs don't identify the road as Loop 306--the only signage calls it US 64. The Loop 306 designation shows up along the way but not when you're on US87 headed south. We camped at San Angelo KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

WaKeeney KOA, WaKeeney, Kansas

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This is a "one night stopover" park. Almost the entire park is pull-throughs and access to sites is easy--once you are inside the park. The park is entered off the I-80 access road which is extremely rutted. I realize this isn't the park's fault, but it ought to work with local authorities to make it passable. The park itself has an extremely narrow entrance driveway with no place for RV's to park while registering. As a result, if more than one customer shows up at the same time, everyone other than the first one in line has to sit in their vehicles out on the road. That didn't matter all that much, I guess, because there was only one person behind the registration counter and only one person to escort customers to their sites. ~15 minutes to register despite having a prepaid registration = ridiculous IMHO. We camped at WaKeeney KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There's a Conoco truck stop at the same I-70 exit as the RV park; very convenient.

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Sioux Falls KOA, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

This park is part of the KOA Journey classification which is meant to describe parks to stay at on your way to somewhere. That's about right for this park; you wouldn't want to stay here any longer than necessary. It's an acceptable place to stay for a day or two, but that's all. The park is situated so close to the interstate to the noise level is high enough to make sitting outside unpleasant. With the windows closed, the noise was less noticeable but was still there. The park itself has gravel/dirt roads and sites. Calling them gravel rather than dirt would be stretching the truth. The park has a very narrow entrance driveway and very limited parking for registration. It was so crowded when we arrived that it was impossible to get our MH off of the road and into the driveway. Furthermore, there was only one workcamper acting as an escort to take you to your site and only one harassed worker behind the registration counter. I realize that the season is winding down rapidly this far north, but there should have been more staff. Yet another example of why this park is overpriced for what you get. We camped at Sioux Falls KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E13
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Badlands / White River KOA, Interior, South Dakota

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

This park calls itself a KOA Holiday park, but it's more like a typical KOA Journey. Roads and sites are gravel. Our premium pull-through was just long enough for our 40' MH and our toad. Because the sewer connection was so far back, we had to put the MH at the back of the site to avoid a very long sewer run. That meant that our toad had to be parked in front which isn't so bad, except that the morning we left we had to juggle the vehicles around to hitch up the toad. The park is dusty, but that's more a reflection of the local environment than it is a criticism of the park. On the good side, the pull-through sites were wider than average. There are lots of mature trees that provide shade, but that means that satellite TV signals may be difficult to get from some sites. Our rooftop satellite dish had no problems at our site. There's virtually no Verizon signal, but there's a lot of confusion as to the AT&T signal. The park's website and even some recent reviews claim that AT&T has no data connection but, with an inexpensive amplifier we were able to stream video on AT&T every night. The internet response was slow when using a computer, but our videos streamed without any rebuffering issues. The park admits its wifi gets bogged down on busy nights. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The park is ~6 miles from the Badlands National Park visitor center and the eastern side of the park.

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Sheridan / Big Horn Mountains KOA, Sheridan, Wyoming

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Very easy access off and on the highway. Park is typical of KOA Journey parks--gravel roads, gravel sites. Some trees on the entrance road could use some trimming. Otherwise there were no issues. Both Verizon and AT&T worked well. Our pull through site was easy to access and leave; there were some big trees we had to drive between but they were plenty far apart. We had no trouble getting a satellite TV signal from our rooftop dish. Our site was almost ridiculously long. We could easily have put another car, if not another RV on our site. The front office staff were pleasant. We camped at Sheridan / Big Horn Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The park is on the north side of the city. The Walmart and other shopping is ~15 minutes away on the south side.

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park, West Yellowstone, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $75.00
Overall Rating:

Location, location, location! That's what the real estate people say about how you price a home. Well, this park is only a couple of blocks from the West Entrance of Yellowstone and that's worth a lot IMO. It's an attractive park and is exceptionally clean. Our premium pull-through was roughly twice the width of a standard commercial park site and easily accommodated our toad and our 40' MH. The site had grass and a concrete patio. The park roads were asphalt and easy to negotiate. The sites were packed, smooth gravel. Each site had a large picnic table. We arrive shortly after noon on a busy day and there were quite a few RVs checking in ahead of us. However, there were lots of people manning the registration desk and we were out of there and on our way to our site in a surprisingly short amount of time. Everything else we encountered at the park in the 10 days we were there seemed just as efficient. The staff admitted that the wifi wasn't very fast, but both AT&T and Verizon had excellent high speed signals. We camped at Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
174
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA , Arco, Idaho

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

This is a better than average KOA Journey-class park. It is in a rural setting in a small town. The roads are gravel, the sites are gravel. Spacing between sites is slightly better than typical. There are some trees but we had no trouble getting DirecTV. The wifi was running at 2-3 Mbps download speed when I checked it. What makes this park so different is that the owners try very hard to provide "extras" that aren't commonly found at parks of this class. Every evening hand dipped ice cream is available on the back patio at $1/scoop. All proceeds go to a charity. Even more unusually, a rather full food menu is available on a special order basis. We had the fried chicken dinner; it was quite good and the price was very reasonable. The owners and work campers were friendly and helpful. One tip--if entering the town from the west DO NOT follow the KOA signs located at the Sinclair gas station. That will take you down a rough, unpaved road for half a mile. You are better following the directions on the park's website and in the KOA directory--proceed into the town and turn right at Pickles Restaurant. That keeps you on paved roads all the way. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Craters of the Moon National Monument is ~18 miles to the west and is well worth a couple of hour (or longer) visit.

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Boise / Meridian KOA, Meridian, Idaho

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This park considers itself to be part of the KOA "Journey" park group which implies that it's OK for a night or two but doesn't try to claim it's a destination. With that categorization, this park is significantly nicer than many other KOA Journey parks we've encountered. The roads are all paved and there's nicely trimmed grass between the sites. The sites themselves are smooth gravel with a small "sidewalk like" patio. Each site has a picnic table. Our pull-through was plenty long enough for our 40' MH and our toad. The sites are quite narrow with no privacy between them. There are some trees around the perimeter of the park but there is little shade. Satellite TV was easy to access. Both Verizon and AT&T worked well and the data streams were very fast. As others have noted, the park is nearly full all the time and there are lots of long term residents, but all the sites we saw were quite neat. We camped at Boise / Meridian KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This park is located in a major shopping and restaurant area. Virtually any store you want is within a mile or two. The only exception was Costco which is ~6 miles away. Traffic in the vicinity of the park is heavy during evening rush hour but the park is less that half a mile from the freeway so it isn't all that bad an experience.

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Fish House Inn and RV Park, Dayville, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This place is a real find. As others have said it is a charming little park with neatly trimmed grass and relatively large sites. All sites are back-in but they are very easy to maneuver into. Lots of trees but we were able to get a satellite connection from our site. Verizon works well, but there is no AT&T service. The park's wifi was ~3-4 Mbps which is pretty good. The parks roads and sites are gravel; the utilities were well place. The only criticism was that the site was high in the front, enough that our jacks didn't completely get us level. Not a huge issue, but it would have been easy to fix. The stated check-in hours are 4-8pm but I called and said I was going to be early and that wasn't a problem since the previous occupant had already left. The young owner is a pleasant person; the tiny little town is charming. We camped at Fish House Inn and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The John Day Fossil Bed National Monument is close by (the Visitor Center and Museum).

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Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Diamond Lake RV Park, Diamond Lake, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The park is nestled in the trees and is very quiet. The roads are asphalt and the sites are a thick layer of large gravel. Our site was A1 which is one of the "big rig" sites and is very secluded. We faced the forest with no other campers in sight. It was surprisingly level. Our rooftop Trav'ler dish was able to get DirecTV HD which made up for the fact that cell service is really marginal. You can make voice calls on Verizon but data service is very weak and slow. With the drought, the mosquito problem noted by others earlier in summer was nonexistent. We sat outside on the concrete patio most evenings. Our picnic table was quite satisfactory and fires were almost forbidden due to the extreme wildfire risk. Bottom line is that this isn't a fancy park, but a very nice one if you want to get away from the world and enjoy sitting under ~100 foot tall pine trees. An important point to note is that although the RVPR map pin for this park is in the correct location, the Google map pin is WRONG. Google has the pin for this park labeled as "Diamond Lake Trailer Camp Area". If you set your GPS to that you are fine. If you use the Google pin for Diamond Lake RV Park you will be ~3 miles north at the resort and may have difficulty turning around and getting out. Don't make that mistake! We camped at Diamond Lake RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This park is a great base for exploring Crater Lake; the north entrance of the park is ~10 minutes away. Even though cell service at the park is weak, the good news is that if you drive ~2 minutes to a lakeside picnic area on Diamond Lake you can get blisteringly fast Verizon LTE/4G service. The picnic area has tables and restrooms and our daily ritual was to take our laptops and readers down there for a couple of hours each day.

The good news, however, is that if you drive ~2 minutes to a lakeside picnic area on Diamond Lake you can get blisteringly fast Verizon LTE/4G service. The picnic area has tables and restrooms and our daily ritual was to take our laptops and readers down there for a couple of hours each day.

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Burns RV Park, Burns, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

This is a delightful park owned a very nice couple. We were lucking enough to have one of their best pull-through sites, #53, and it was great for an over-night and would have been nice for several days if we had wished. Our site was ~100 feet long and twice the width of sites at most commercial parks. The park has mature trees that might block satellite signals on some sites but we were fine on ours with our rooftop Trav'ler. We camped at Burns RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a well stocked Safeway only ~5 minutes away.

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Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Welcome Station RV Park, Wells, Nevada

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The park's setting is pleasant but the sites are very, very narrow and have absolutely no privacy. The road is gravel and the sites are dirt with a little grass. The trees are nice but block rooftop satellite access. Verizon and AT&T work well if you have an amplifier. The pull-throughs aren't angled at all and getting a 40' MH with a toad in and out without unhooking is challenging. The owners are very nice. We camped at Welcome Station RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Cedar City KOA, Cedar City, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

This is a better than average KOA. Our deluxe pull-through was nicely landscaped and was a bit more spacious than the typically tight sites one expects to encounter. The staff was exceptionally pleasant and helpful. Verizon and AT&T both worked well. We camped at Cedar City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Several national parks and monuments are within easy driving distance of Cedar City. It's a convenient base for touring the area.

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Durango KOA, Durango, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice park that appeals to both young families and couples like ourselves. Compared to many, it is a relatively quiet park even on the weekend when nearly every site was taken. Our premium site was attractively landscaped and was more than long enough for our 40' MH and our toad. We had a table and four chairs, a fire pit and a charcoal grill. The roads are gravel and the sites are a thin layer of gravel on dirt. If this bothers because your shiny MH is getting dusty then you probably shouldn't be in this part of the US. The sites aren't perfectly level, but they're close enough that we could easily get ourselves level. One nice thing about the park is that different types of sites are scattered throughout; there isn't just one area for tenting and one for full-hookups, etc. There are lots of amenities such as a weekend snack bar and movies that we didn't avail ourselves of, but many others will enjoy them. The staff were very friendly. We stayed here for two weeks and enjoyed it immensely. We camped at Durango KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's lots of tourist stuff in Durango, along with the Durango-Silverton railroad. Durango is also very convenient for seeing Mesa Verde, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Chimney Rock, and more.

Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Raton KOA, Raton, New Mexico

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This is a KOA "Journey" class of park. It's meant as a stopover place to spend a night or two. This park fills that market niche well. However, if you're one of those people who gets upset driving on gravel/dirt because it will dirty your RV, just stay away since that's what this park has. Our pull-through was plenty long enough and reasonably wide. There was no privacy with the neighboring sites, but we weren't going to sit outside, anyway. There was a picnic table if we had wanted to use it. The staff in the office were friendly and we were led to our site by a worker in a golf cart. All utilities were convenient and worked well. They have one of those wifi systems where you have to get a separate login for each device you want to connect. We didn't bother; both AT&T and Verizon had decent signals here so we used our own internet sources. The park is very convenient to any of the major highways you are likely to get here via. We did have a power problem at our site that didn't begin until the park was nearly full in the evening. Our Progressive EMS system repeatedly was cutting our power off and the fault code indicated high voltage on one of the two circuits. We've experienced it before at other locations and it usually results from a floating neutral at the pedestal often resulting from loose connections in the pedestal. Since the office had closed by then, we simply switched to the 30A connection for which the voltage appeared to be normal. We camped at Raton KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Solano's Western Wear, just a mile away, is a family owned shop that has a wide assortment of western clothes, hats and boots. Very nice people.

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