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This is our fourth winter at Pioneer (we've been here for 5 months) and the park continues to be very well run. It's exceptionally clean and neat. Workers are constantly picking up trash, mowing, edging, etc. During the winter there are plenty of activities if one is looking for that sort of thing. During Spring Break there is good security so you never really notice the hordes of college students. We have a site that faces a huge birding pond and we enjoy watching the birds while we have our morning coffee. Yes, it's one of the more expensive parks in the Corpus Christi area but we like what we get for the money. We've already made our reservations for next winter.

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This is our second time here and it continues to be an exceptionally well run park. Make reservations because otherwise you may be disappointed. The staff are friendly but very efficient and business-like. They do their best to accommodate MD Anderson patients who may have uncertain schedules. We also used it as a base for seeing the Quilt Exposition and it was quite convenient for that. The Wi-Fi was fast most of the time but the Verizon 4G signal was even better. The park doesn't give refunds if you cut your visit short; that's a stated rule and something you simply have to accept.

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RV sites in College Station are difficult to get this time of year. We had stayed here before and after the manager found us in his computer he assured us that he would have a pull-through site for us for the night. We showed up a bit later than expected, after the office had closed, but our check-in information was taped to the door as promised even though we hadn't provided any credit card info to guarantee it. These are good people and the park is immaculately clean and neat. We'll stay here everytime we come through the area. The only significant downside to the park is that there is quite a bit of road noise which continues pretty much all night long. We had our windows closed with the A/C on, but some people might find it objectionable.

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One key thing about this park is that even though it is listed as Benton it really is in Bryant which is significantly closer to Little Rock at exit 121 rather than exit 106 where the Benton parks are. Downtown Little Rock and the Clinton Library are <25 minutes away. We stayed here a bit longer than expected while we waited for some storms to pass by; there's both a Kroger and a Walmart only 5 minutes away. It's not a very attractive park; there is only gravel in the area where most short term people are put, but, as a result, we had no problem getting satellite TV. We were warned that the wifi was slow, but it did work. Mostly we used our Verizon 4G which was >10 Mbps. It's a little pricey for what you get, but the rate cited was a total price. One thing to note, it is in a dry county. The nearest wet county is ~8 miles north towards Little Rock.

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This is a no-frills park that is great for a couple of night stay to see the Quilt Museum. The owner is very friendly and gave us all sorts of information about other things to see in the area. The basic rate for a pull-through is $27; rate shown is an average of one night at the PA rate. It's worthwhile calling for reservations; the park was quite full with long term residents and there was an event at the track the next weekend which was going to fill it completely. We noticed that they are expanding by another whole row of sites.

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I can't believe the relatively low ratings and critical comments people have made about this park. Come on people, it is a rather nice municipally-run RV park located in the heart of a major metro area and it only costs $40/night total for a FHU pull-through! The roads are paved, the sites are gravel and are quite a bit wider than the standard for privately-operated RV parks and it is very easy to maneuver and get into your site. The park is hidden from view and the noise of the highway is blocked by a berm. Check-in was very professional and we were given an information package that included material about St. Peters and the surrounding area. Campers at the park are permitted to use other St. Peters facilities (pool complex, golf course, etc) at reduced-price resident rates. There is a very visible security presence provided by Rangers. There is even a free wifi, although it is slow and purposely not designed for streaming. This place is an absolute gem and we will use it whenever we come to visit family in the area. But plan in advance and make reservations; it was totally full the weekend we were there. In summary, it's just a flat grass field with hookups and a view of a small man-made lake, but it has location, location, location and it's a lot better than the alternatives.

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This is an acceptable place to stay for an overnight on your way through southern OH. There aren't a lot of campground choices along US35. The fairgrounds is huge and there were only a handful of other RVers, some of whom looked as if they were seasonal or permanent. As others have noted the sites are all grass and that might be a problem if there had been any significant rainfall. We picked a site that seemed to be reasonably level but we could just barely get level using all the capabilities of our MH's jacks. There is a ramshackle trailer with a campground host sign but no one was home the entire time we were there. We tried calling the phone number listed on the website, which we had used the week before to get some information, but no one ever answered. We eventually decided that the workampers who lived in the trailer had gone away for a few days without telling anyone at the fairgrounds. We eventually just left and went on our way.

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This is our second time staying here; it is a great, convenient place to stay in a city that is not particularly RV-friendly. The park is rather basic, but is clean and well-run. We feel safe here. This stay was different than our first in that there was a major Wolfpack football game this weekend and the park was completely full Friday night. Despite the fact that we were surrounded by fanatical football fans, things were fairly quiet. The game didn't end until nearly 7pm but we were able to get back to the campground around 9pm without a problem. At $25/night it's a great value; we will definitely return whenever we visit our family here. It's worth noting that there was decent free wifi although we used our Verizon 4G. Satellite signals are easy to get because there aren't any trees!

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This is a better than average KOA with fairly wide sites and a reasonable amount of privacy. We had a back-in site that was huge in length and easy to get into. There is a lot of tree-cover in most of the park so satellite access is hit and miss. However, the pull-throughs near the entrance are pretty much in the open and satellite should be easier to get. We had to use the cable and it is pretty "basic". We didn't bother with the WiFi since the Verizon 4G signal was pretty good. The reviewer who said that the entrance road is steep probably was reviewing the wrong park; the entrance road is not at all steep IMO. The office staff and workampers were all very pleasant. The only thing we take issue with are the directions given for getting there. From the east the park's website chooses to route you under an old railroad bridge with a 13' 3" stated clearance. That's a bit tight for us and some people may have rigs taller than that. That route is totally unnecessary; use Deodate Rd connecting to Bossler to Turnpike and you can avoid the bridge. Coming from the west the park suggests PA441 to Turnpike which is doable but the grade up Turnpike from 441 is steep and Turnpike is narrow and winding. A much nice route is 441 to PA 241 to Bossler to Turnpike, but the turn from Bossler to 241 heading out is a bit difficult although we did negotiate it without issue with our 40' MH towing our CR-V (swing wide on Bossler and button-hook the turn.)

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This is a better-than-average KOA with spots that have reasonable width, although they aren't spacious by any means. The pull-throughs were easy to get in and out of even with all the neighboring sites full. There are a limited number of 50A sites so make a reservation if you want one. There is gated security access to the park. We were able to get DirecTV access although we had to move the MH a bit to get clear of the trees. The park's wifi was great, when it worked. But it was erratic and we eventually switched to our Rogers/Fido modem. One important driving tip if you're coming from the east on Highway 20. Even though Exit 311 is the recommended one to use, you have to make a rather difficult lane change to get across two lanes of traffic entering the freeway from the bridge to Quebec. It turns out that the next exit, 305, puts you out on Chemain Olivier which is the road the KOA is on. Just turn right coming off the highway and the campground is will be on your left about 4km up the road. It's a lot safer and a lot easier on your nerves. If you've never been to old Quebec, there's no reason to spend your money on the expensive tours which the park would like to sell you. Just drive east on highway 20 and follow the signs to the ferry at Levi. You can park your car for $10 and the fare for seniors was $3 each and the ferry lets you off right in the old city. The ferry runs every 30 minutes all day.

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This is a wonderful place for a one-night stop going to or from Halifax or PEI. As others have noted the overnight sites are pull-throughs that face the river; much more pleasant scenery than at most RV parks. It's easy to get to the park from highway 2 other than the fact that the last ~half mile is a steep descent to the river. Just make sure your brakes work well or you're going to end up in the river! As has been mentioned, if you have a reservation, you park and setup first and then go to the office to register. The wifi worked pretty well as did our Rogers/Fido modem. We'll definitely stay here again.

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This is a low-key park on the southeast corner of PEI. It is not pretentious and the nice young couple who own it aren't pretentious people, but they run a nice family park with its own, shallow, safe beach, a playground, mimi golf, a pool and lots of other things for kids to do. A new wifi was installed this year and it runs quite well most of the time. Cell service on Rogers and whatever network Verizon roams on is weak; we used Skype to make calls because the cell service was so poor. The park roads are gravel; the sites are grass. We had no trouble leveling our MH. Most sites are 30A; the owners are hoping to upgrade the wiring to 50A but it is one of many items on the to-do list. The temps were in the 70's while we were there and we sure didn't need A/C. The park owns a 9-hole golf course that is adjacent and available for use. If you are the kind of tourist who comes to PEI for Green Gables and eats at the big lobster suppers, this place may not appeal to you. If you want a fun, safe environment for you and your children this place is ideal! There are 2 major grocery stores in Montague which is ~20 minutes away. As for the mosquito issue noted in some other review--PEI is an island with salt marshes and water everywhere. We didn't think the mosquitoes were all that bad; a little repellent and everything was fine.

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We stayed in one of the 3-way (full hookup) sites (#290). It was huge both length and width, but I had spent time on the Parks Canada website examining the site sizes before I chose one; some sites are narrower. There were trees and other bushes on both sides, but we had no problems putting out our slides. The trees pretty effectively prevent you from getting satellite TV unless you are very lucky. But the sites are just a short walk to the beach which makes up for everything else. We were using a Rogers/Fido internet connection which was fine (~1 Mbps) early in the morning and late at night, but speeds went to a crawl during the day when everyone was awake. Verizon voice service (roaming) was fine. The CG is essentially next to the Green Gables site, if that interests you. It's only a 30-40 minute drive to Summerside where there are lots of things to do and good shopping.

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This is an excellent park for exploring both Halifax and the central portion of Nova Scotia. We had site M9 which was a very private and easy to get into back-in even though it was also next to the playground. It also had an unobstructed shot at the TV satellites. The back to back sites referenced by a previous reviewer wouldn't be a problem with a motorhome; they spoil the view out the rear window of a 5er, but only MH' were in them when we were there. The roads and sites are gravel but the management does spray them to reduce the dust. We had no trouble leveling with our jacks. The wifi signal is strong but the speed of the connection is erratic when the park is crowded. The cellular signal on the Rogers network is good. There is also Verizon voice service. The management and staff are pleasant. It appears to be a great family park if you visit with kids. We'll definitely return if we are in the area again. From this park we've gone as far north as Grand Pre and as far west as Lunenburg in just about an hour. There's good shopping 10-15 minutes away and a Costco at ~maybe 20 minutes.

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This park is one of the few in suburban Boston and it is fine for a couple of days. Many of the sites are clearly rented on a seasonal basis. We had one of the few pull-throughs for short-term stays and it was right up front. However to get to it required circumnavigating the entire park over some rather rough gravel/dirt roads. Getting out in the morning was a breeze! The staff were friendly and we were shown to our site, which was a necessity in this case.