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It's difficult to find much wrong with a $13 rate for full hookups at a lovely park on a lake. The roads are asphalt; the full hookup pads are concrete and ours wave quite level. The trees hadn't yet leafed out fully so we had no problems getting satellite, but it you pick your site carefully you should be OK even later in the season. We were there early in the week and the place was nearly deserted, but they tell us it will be full this weekend. The comment in a previous review that the full hookup sites are taken by "long term residents" is totally wrong; the long term people are workampers and they aren't in the spots that the public can stay in. Also the construction that must have been on the bridge last year has all been completed so the access to the park is easy. Except for the ~2mile access road into the park which is winding and hilly. Just drive slowly and you'll be fine.

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Your option is the use the PA rate for one night or a Good Sam or other discount for all the nights. Works out about the same if you're staying 3-4 nights. We had one of the pull-throughs in the back area. The site was fine and satellite reception was easy; the biggest nuisance is that you have to turn yourself around to get out and the space they provide isn't big enough for a 40 foot MH to do a loop. Since there were lots of empty sites we pulled into one and then backed out but this could be an issue if the place was full. Other than that, the sites are gravel, the roads are asphalt and the utilities were fine and were in convenient locations. Easy access off of I-80 at exit 81.

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No, this park isn't exceptionally beautiful, but it is attractive and the sites are large for an "in-city" RV park. Furthermore, it beats the few alternatives by a mile both in price and ambiance. The park is staffed 24/7 and the rangers make frequent drive-throughs. We were a day late in arriving because of a breakdown and I was prepared to pay for the night we missed but the park staff wouldn't hear of it and didn't charge us. This is the third time we've stayed here to see children and grandchildren and we've been please every time.

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There aren't a lot of RV parks in this area and this one is an acceptable choice for a short term stay. All sites are pull through and all are the type where utility pedestals are located between two RVs which face in opposite directions. The sites are narrow and, as others have noted, quite short. Your tow vehicle or toad has to be parked along the roads or on the median near the playground. Fortunately, the roads are fairly wide so this doesn't present too much of an issue. There are large steel pylons used to mark the ends of each site but if you make your turns wide going in and out they don't represent a hazard. There are lots of long term residents here, but the sites are generally well kept up. The biggest issue with the park is that it can be very full on weekends if there are any events going on at the Expo Center and they don't accept reservations. We got there early, before 1pm, and that enabled us to get one of the 4 50A sites which are located on the far ends of the two main rows. The drill is to go in and select your site, then pay the host or put your money in the lockbox or go inside and pay at the Expo office.

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This is a beautiful park with large sites. Many sites have electric, only a few have 50A. There is water available at spigots in the park but there is no water at sites. The roads are paved and wide. Most sites are gravel, but the 50A sites are paved. The gate house is often unattended but the hosts will either be at their well marked site or at the Check Office which is just past it. Campground gate is locked after 10pm but there is a gate code for getting in. We were able to get satellite at our site but it would be difficult from many others especially when the trees fully leaf out. The park even has has free public wifi. We were there during the week and there were virtually no other people in the park. The campground should be accessed from the park's southern entrance off of Highway 92. Access from the north is winding and there is a low overpass that could cause problems.

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An above-average KOA. Roads are asphalt and are easy to maneuver on. Plenty of room on our non-premium site for both the MH and the toad. Satellite TV access was OK, but when the trees are fully leafed out there could be some interference. Would have been even better if the sites had been paved to cut down on the dust; this is Oklahoma, after all. There was a somewhat beat up picnic table at our site. Easy to get to the park, just a couple of miles off of I-40.

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This is yet another beautiful COE park on the shores of Lake Waco. As its name implies, it is right next to the airport which makes it very convenient if you are touring in the Waco area. The airport doesn't get many flights so that's not a problem. What is a problem is the signage for getting here. Your GPS has no problem getting you to Skeet Eason Road but most likely will direct you to the day-use area instead of the RV park. It is marked as Airport Park Beach. Don't turn there; go another half mile down the road to Airport Park on the left. The signs for this turn are poor and don't have the normal COE logo. Even within the park the signage is poor. We were in site 22 which is a decent-sized pull-through on the lake. However, the signs show "right turn for boat ramp" and "right turn for sites" but what they don't say is that the two turns are on successive roads, one right after the other. Not too much of a problem since there was plenty of room to turn around at the boat ramp. All in all it is a great place to stay and isn't more than 10 minutes off I-35. Our site had a huge metal picnic table and a shelter.

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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.