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Stayed 2 nights but most just stay one night - might be wise to make a reservation. Very convenient to interstate access but I wasn't bothered by traffic noise at night. Mostly pull thru sites that are level. Some tent sites available as well. Railroad tracks right next to campground but no trains went through - one was parked on the tracks for one night. Corn Palace just a short drive away and a nice way to spend an hour or two. The rate reflects Passport America.

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In the past I have not had very good experiences with KOA campgrounds but this location is Excellent. Staff very nice, facilities are spotless, plenty of activities at the campground - swimming pool, miniature golf, volleyball and of course the Badlands are nearby to explore. My site was level with a nice grassy area to enjoy the picnic table. There is plenty of space to walk the dog and they have an off leash park for the four paws to play. I usually fix my meals in my RV, but I decided to try the Indian Taco for dinner and it was delicious. They have a nice little cafe offering quick meals for breakfast and dinner at reasonable price and plenty of food. Picked up dinner after finishing the laundry and had a nice relaxing evening. I would stay at this campground again and would make it a destination park, too.

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This is an excellent campground about 30 minutes from Devils Tower - a must see if in the area. The owner is very helpful to mention places to see while in the area. The location is easy access to town of Sundance and the interstate but no noise. Grounds exceptionally clean and swimming pool looked inviting; although, I did not use while there. Bathroom was spotless. Would definitely stay here again.

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Convenient campground when traveling between Yellowstone and Devils Tower. Stopped at Buffalo Bill Wild West Museum on the way to campground. Great presentation of Wild West history. Should have planned more than 3 hours - so much to see. This campground was clean, sites level, and easy pull thru. Owner very nice. That's the good. The negative include no bathroom or shower facility this year. They are building a new facility but did not mention this when the reservation was made. There is some type of industry nearby and the noise was constant and loud. Sounded like large trucks loading and I noticed a cement processing plant when I left town. I would look for another location if passing through this part of the country but would stay if I needed a place to try and sleep. The owners can not control outside noises in all fairness to them. Just be aware the noise is there.

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A gem of a campground. Located very near West entrance of Glacier National Park. I was lucky - the Going to the Sun road had just opened so I was able to enjoy the drive through beautiful scenery. The campground has a Bistro offering breakfast and dinner at reasonable prices. Laundry facility available as well. Sites are situated on a mountain slope but are level and easy to access. The rate reflects Good Sam discount. I would definitely stay here again.

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The rate reflects the discount with Golden Age pass. The campground was full but not chaotic. The showers did not work so that was a big black mark against the park, as they were not making any attempt to fix them. My site 8 was near the restroom and often the walking path for those needing to use the facility. I would suggest the park make a path very apparent for access to the bathroom so the site can be avoided. Kids rode their bicycles through, adults walked through and I thought it showed a lack of campground etiquette as well. I would stay again - in a different site.

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This park could use a severe grass cut. The sites are decent size. Mine had the table and fire pit behind the RV rather than the side. There was little to no room along the sides of the RV and the campers next to me decided they needed the space for their tent and hammock. The vegetation is so thick so everything stayed damp. None to little sun could get through the trees, vines, moss, etc. The sewer hookup is elevated at a sharp angle and I did not leave the valves open for constant flow. I did not have a lake side site and had no access to the lake as a result. The park is convenient for day trips to Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Rainier. Closest shopping is about 35 minutes away. My first Washington State Park experience - I was not impressed and would not stay here again.

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Excellent state park. My first visit and I am very impressed. Not many state parks offer cable TV and with all the activities in the area it wasn't watched very much but it's nice to have access to weather and news when traveling. Ocean right across the street with a great beach to explore. Dogs are permitted on leash - not always allowed elsewhere- and my dog enjoyed her time there. Nearby Brookings is a nice town to explore as well as all the beautiful scenery in the area. Would definitely stay again. Nightly rate lower if no cable ($1) or hookups. Ranger programs offered, laundry facility and there is an ice cream / ice truck that drives through the park in the evening. Never had that before.

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Great county park to escape to. The sites are paved with picnic table and fire pit available. No privacy between sites but there is space. Nice boat launch area access to Rogue River and occasional jet boat traffic passes by. Crater Lake National Park is day trip and worth every mile. My neighbors went to Oregon Caves and said they were very interesting. Grants Pass fun town to walk around. No phone, TV or internet at campground but strong Verizon signal in Merlin just a short distance away. Would stay again.

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I arrived a few days before the holiday weekend and there were only a handful of sites occupied. The neighbor a few sites down said it had been pretty empty for a few days. So why were the bathrooms dirty? Dead bugs, leaves, and dirt on the shower floor. Thank goodness I have a bathroom in my rig. The park filled up for the holiday weekend and apparently they do not have restrictions for the number of people on a site. The site next to me had 3 large tents and a travel trailer. The site next to them - part of the group - had 4 tents and no travel trailer. Security knew because they cited them twice for loud noise. The park does have full time peacock residents that are beautiful. I had to get work done on the RV and Camping World is about half hour away. Great store/service. The park location is good for visiting San Francisco and Point Reyes National Park. Wish I had more time exploring San Francisco - a great place to explore on foot. I would stay here again if nothing else available but would spend extra time looking for something else first.

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Campsites are close together in Upper Pines area with no amenities. My site required minimal leveling, was near the bathroom, and had sufficient parking for RV and tow. Large rigs my have problems getting into spaces so pay close attention to site description. Reservations are a must. There is a daily waiting list but during summer months that would really be taking a chance. Reservations are taken 6 months prior to arrival date and sites book up very fast. Sites were sold out in 15 minutes for the date I wanted to arrive. The park is amazing. I was there for 7 nights (the maximum allowed in summer) and could have enjoyed another 7 nights. Middle of May and upper elevations received enough snow that 2 of the roads were closed. Plenty of hiking trails, waterfalls, wildlife, and meadows to enjoy. Bears in the campgrounds have been an issue and they emphasize food storage. I didn't see a bear but heard some commotion one night. I did see a gray wolf in the campground. I'm sure a rare sighting. Bicycles are very popular mode of transportation and you can rent one for 31.50 a day. Free shuttle bus throughout the Valley. Convenient to use and saves frustration of looking for a parking spot. Definitely a Park to visit. Lower Pines campground has larger sites but is extremely hard to get reservation there. Will definitely go back. Rate reflects Senior Pass discount. Park entrance fee is additional $20 a car. Worth every dollar.

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Rate reflects Senior Pass Discount. Electric available at site but water was not available for direct hookup. Some sites could hook into water but spigots were not site specific. Firewood available to purchase which benefits the Boy Scout troop. Lake levels are very low but people still enjoyed water access for boating. Site 37 was long and level but right next to road and deep drop off. One irritation - the grounds crew decided to mow the area around my campsite beginning at 5:45 AM. Not exactly the way I prefer to wake up. Coarsegold and Oakhurst are nearby towns with Oakhurst the larger of the two and easy drives. Yosemite is nearby as well for day trip but there is so much in Yosemite that day trip just isn't enough. I would stay again at campsite but perhaps try for a different site that might have better access to water spigot.

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This is a park for school groups. There were at least 3 large groups during the time I was there. They were staying in a group campsite so the traffic within the RV camping area was minimal. There are plenty of hiking trails from easy/moderate to strenuous. There is nothing around the park . Nearest town would be Hollister. I did drive over to the coast traveling from Monterey to Big Sur. A very nice drive along the coast with visits in Monterey and Carmel-by-the-sea. It was a long dayt rip but well worth it. The park has basic amenities - electric at site, water fill up available and dump station as well. No phone, internet or TV reception. Sites were spaced nicely but no privacy between sites. I was in site 96 which had shade available part of the day from nice tree. I would stay again when in the area. Rate reflects Senior Pass discount. There is a park fee as well that was covered by the pass. I think it's $5 general fee.

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This park was very busy on the weekend but quiet during the week. A great location to visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Full hook up site but mine was very slanted and needed leveling. Town of Three Rivers has some basic amenities and there was a nice festival taking place but not a lot other than that. Strong signal for WiFi so internet access available but no Verizon or TV due to mountains, probably. I would stay again because of convenience to National Parks - not because of the RV park itself.

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I stopped at this park for a halfway point destination between Death Valley and Sequoia/Kings Canyon. It was such a nice break after the dry barren desert area of Death Valley to see some green trees and grass. Orange groves lined the road and the sites in the campground are set up between trees. Picking season is January to April and I was able to find a few of the navels left - very tasty - but only a very few. The facilities were spotless except for a few leaves in the pool. I didn't go for a swim though as the water was very cold. I would definitely stay here again, Good Sam discount applied.