docj

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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.

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If all RV parks were this good there wouldn't be any reason to review them. We had one of the large pull-throughs and it was large enough for multiple cars to be parked ahead and behind our 40' MH. Even though the width of the sites wasn't huge there wtas a row of evergreens between each site so you had a feeling of privacy. The utilities were well placed and easy to access. The campground roads are asphalt and the RV site pads are concrete. Each site had a humongous metal picnic table capable of handling our large multi-family party. Staying at any of Cedar Point's resorts entitles your family to early access to the park at 9am through a gate within easy walking distance of your site. This makes it practical to come back to your RV for dinners although we decided to stay in the park for lunches. Meals in the park are quite pricey so this is a definite plus for families on a budget.

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This was our third time staying here and it is still the best RV park value in the Raleigh area. All sites are back-in and could accommodate our 40MH with enough room to park our toad in front. The roads are wide and backing in is no problem. Roads and sites are gravel and the sites are pretty level. The utilities work well once you understand how to turn the water on. Security is provided by the fairgrounds police. There is no tax so $25/night is all you pay. Out of state checks are accepted (as is cash.)

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We stayed here a night on our way north on I-85. Many of the sites appear to be seasonal/permanent and those are in the woods under tall pines. They put us in a pull-throughs out front that had no shade which made getting satellite TV easy. The roads and sites are gravel and the site was reasonably level. Verizon worked well. The husband and wife team who operate the park were very pleasant.

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For a "non-resort" park this is about as good as it gets. We had a premium pull-through, which appears to be where they like to put the short-stay travelers. The site was much wider and longer than average for private parks and even had little hedges between it and the neighboring sites. Roads and sites are crushed gravel but we had a concrete patio and a nice table; all you had to bring were your own chairs. The park is just off a "ring road" around Montgomery so it is accessible to both I-65 and I-85. The office person who checked us in was quite pleasant. There are a lot of long term residents here but the park was one of the best looking we have seen; all sites were neat and tidy. One thing they insist on is a 5 mph speed limit. One thing I liked was that even though they try to keep you from driving on their grass areas they do so with lightweight plastic highway markers; if you accidentally touch one nothing will get damaged. IMO this is a lot better than parks that use large boulders or other immovable objects as markers that can damage your RV if you should graze them.

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This is an older park but it is well maintained. Roads are paved and sites are large concrete pads. The sites are long and much wider than at most private RV parks. All sites are back-in but the roads were wide and getting into our site wasn't all that difficult. In addition to the principal park area with these large sites there is also a dirt area under large trees which appeared to be electric and water sites mostly for smaller RVs. Satellite TV reception was easy where we were but would have been impossible in the treed area. Although this park was a ~20-30 minute drive to the Jazz Fest shuttle bus parking at City Park it was an easy drive. The park is in a nice neighborhood with good shopping and restaurants. We preferred that to being closer in but having a more dangerous neighborhood. The train noise is noticeable, as are the airplane takeoffs, but neither bothered us since we had windows closed with the A/C on.

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This is your typical casino RV park; paved roads and concrete sites with picnic tables. Good utilities. Spacing between sites is typical but the paved site pads are a bit on the narrow side. Depending on your RV you may have to watch where you position to make sure your slides are clear of the utility pedestal; we couldn't fully open one basement bay because of it. In addition, despite the fact that this place looks sort of like a parking lot, surprisingly, some of the spots aren't level front to back. We were never able to get our MH level even using our jacks to their maximum extension. Unlike some casino RV parks the office is staffed all day and we had packages delivered while we were there without any issues. The casino bus will pick you up at your site if you call. We used the park as a base to tour the Vicksburg battlefield, Natchez and Jackson. It is clearly a popular park and can get quite full by 6pm as RVers come off the road for the day.

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The owner is a very nice person and helped us get settled in our site. Most of the sites are occupied by long-term residents, but everything is neat and tidy and the lawn is mowed. There are are only a handful of available sites for overnight use and very few that could accommodate our 40' MH. We ended up parking in the "overflow" site which was really in the middle of one of the roads. The power checked out OK and it met our needs for the night, but this is definitely a rather "rural" park and some people might find it a bit too rustic. If you do decide to stay here and have a larger rig, it's worth calling in advance. At least one large RV was turned away while we were here.

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Another great COE park. Sites were large and there was hardly anyone else around. Water level in the lake is way down, but it's still an attractive setting. Security gates weren't always in use which reduced site security but this may have been because of the small number of campers.

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This KOA is located in a busy part of Arlington but once you're inside the park you'd never know it. Access to the park is easy from either I-20 or I-30. The location makes it easy to explore both Dallas and Ft. Worth. The park itself has paved roads and gravel sites. The roads are wide and the turns are easy so we had no problem maneuvering even with the toad attached. Our pull-through was significantly longer than our total 63' length and faced a green space. The park is clean and the staff were pleasant and efficient. We had several packages delivered to the park while we were there and they were held in the office for us. The only thing that could have been improved IMO was that the security gate was broken during the first part of our stay and then didn't seem to be used often (or at all) even after it supposedly had been fixed. The neighborhood immediately adjacent to the park isn't the best (although it doesn't look all that bad) and a functioning security gate would have been nice. As with most RV parks these days there are quite a few long term residents but their rigs and the park were attractively maintained.

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This is an attractive park situated on a lake with a boat ramp. The ramp is available for public use so there is some additional traffic generated by it. The roads and sites are gravel. Quite a few of the sites appear to be seasonal rentals. Our site wasn't level front to back; getting our MH leveled was manageable but our sewer hose had to go uphill to get to the drain. This meant that the tanks couldn't fully drain and created a messy situation when we disconnected. The people in the office were very pleasant but the person who spoke with me forgot to tell me that our pull-through site entered from behind and required that we go around a loop to pull in. Since we were arriving after hours this could have been problem if it already had been dark when we arrived. I would have rated the park a 9 or 10 but with the sewer situation I couldn't.

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Although this isn't a resort by any stretch of the imagination, it is a nice, clean park which could serve as a nice base for exploring the SA area. It has a sign proclaiming it to be the 2015 KOA Park of the Year and I can see how it could be among the better ranked parks,although park of the year seems a stretch. Sites are gravel as are the roads. Even though we supposedly had a "premium pull-through it was narrow and the sewer connection for the RV next to us was almost alongside our coach. There are some trees but we had no problem with satellite reception. We were escorted to our site. The park has gated, code-access security.