docj

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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.

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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.