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A great state park in a wonderful location. It's close proximity to the historic town of Madison is a great convenience. Many of the campsites have recently received some sprucing up with new gravel and utility connectors, and most are well spaced with plenty of room and privacy. There is a lot to do at the park when you're finished touring the local historic cities (Rutledge is nice in addition to Madison). Highly recommended!

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We have read glowing reviews of the campground at Fort Mountain SP, and eagerly add ours to the mix! Everything about the two loops in this campground is excellent: spacious campsites, level pads, clean restrooms. Water pressure and electric service were trouble free, and most of the sites are nicely tucked in among the trees. Highly recommended!

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This campground remains consistently good from year to year and is a great place for anything from a quick overnighter on the way to your destination or several nights while in the area. We stay here at least a couple of times each year while visiting family, and we always know that the place will be well-kept and pleasant. This is the first year that I have noticed the free Wi-Fi access, and it's great; we are in a site about 100 yards from the office, and I have a strong and very fast connection. The sites are of ample size, and some of them are downright roomy and scenic. The utilities work and are well cared for. The office staff is friendly and escorts you to your site, making sure that you are satisfied and settled before they leave you. This is a great place, and a solid "8" - highly recommended!

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The owners have done some great work here since our visit last year by adding some new sites, sprucing up the utilities and adding some landscaping. Most of the sites are level pull-throughs with ample room. Interior roads are asphalt and individual sites are gravel in great condition. A few seasonal campers are here and also what appear to be local construction workers, but they have very neat campsites and the overall appearance is very pleasant. This campground is very close to the Natchez Trace Parkway and US Hwy 78, so is convenient for a quick overnighter. It's also very close to many restaurants and a shopping mall. Highly recommended!

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Wonderful campground, and we will be eager to stay there when we pass through again! This great KOA is right alongside I-40 so is very convenient (and has just a little traffic noise). The sites are gravel as are the roadways, and even with all the rain in the area during our visit, still remained dry and serviceable. The hosts are great - very friendly and helpful. The comfort stations are more than just clean - they are immaculate, and are even decorated with pleasant wallpaper and real cloth hand towels at the sinks! And if all that isn't enough, the on-site restaurant serves a terrific supper and breakfast (don't miss the country fried steak!). On-site laundry room was very clean, with a wonderful shaded sitting area outside complete with porch swing. Highly recommended!

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Absolutely fantastic for its primary purpose - an overnighter while traveling through Amarillo. But on the other hand, if we were visiting the city, this would be our first choice of campgrounds in the area! Brand new and immaculate; every site is wide, level, and the utilities are top-notch. Wi-Fi is excellent. The comfort stations feature individual bathrooms, and they were so clean and new that I was tempted to use them instead of the bathroom in my camper! Host was very friendly and welcomed me to choose any site that I wanted. Easy access to I-40, but far enough away that I could not hear the traffic. I can't say enough about this campground - simply superb and highly recommended!

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This is a good park and is well maintained. The sites are gravel & dirt and things can get a little dusty with traffic moving around the campground or in the wind. Some of the sites are a little tight - our 27ft travel trailer fit our site well, but the fellow next to us had problems positioning his camper so that his slide-outs would fit. Be sure that the office knows your needs. As with most commercial campgrounds, we wish the sites had more room between them; our next door neighbors on each side were friendly, but we didn't want to get to know them THAT well. The utilities on the sites are in good shape, but the wi-fi was a little spotty even though we were pretty close to the office; good enough for e-mail and some light internet use. The owners/managers are friendly and eager to provide information about places to go and things to see in the area. This campground has easy access from I-25 and is about 9 miles east of Santa Fe.

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This brand new park is a good place to stay in the OKC area. There isn't a whole lot of shade available, but the sites are very large, very level, and spaced very nicely from one another. We were not able to access the Wi-Fi from our camper, but with the torrential rains this are has had in recent weeks, we may not be able to grab the signal although we are pretty close to the clubhouse. The sites are all asphalt and concrete and ours is perfectly level. Utilities are placed well and function perfectly. This is a great place to stay!

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Nothing special about this place, but it's OK for an overnight while on the road. Convenient to I-40 and I-430. A little run down, pretty cramped, and the utilities could use a little sprucing up. Sites are a mixture of gravel and concrete. Office staff friendly and helpful. Nearest food store is about 5 miles away. We would probably stay here again if necessary, but would look for a little nicer place if we were going to spend more than one night.

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Simply fantastic! This campground, located in US Forest Service Recreation Area at Lake Smith has to be one of their crown jewels! Spacious campsites, very well shaded, with fresh gravel, paved camper pads, grills and fire rings. We were in a loop that did not have waterfront access, but since we were just overnighting on our way out west, we didn't mind. Other campground loops had sites that were on the water, and they were very nicely maintained and spacious. This campground is worthy of being a destination, and we are making plans to return! The office staff are very friendly and have lots of useful information. I chose my site online, and having never been there, just guessed about what might be a good site. Well, there isn't a bad site in the campground, but the ranger suggested I might like a different site even better, and she was so right - just perfect. Highly recommended campground!

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This COE campground is a bit of a disappointment, although much of what makes it less than ideal is no fault of management: about half of the campground had all the pine trees removed a few years ago, probably from a beetle infestation, and the what's left is pretty scrubby and with very little shade. The sites on the west side loop were still wooded though. We were late making our reservations and had never stayed there, so we unknowingly chose what was probably the worst of the sites in the campground. This campground is among several on Lake Allatoona, and is used mainly by folks coming to enjoy the lake with their boats and jet skis. So it's a bit of a party atmosphere; in fact, some local teenagers booked the site next to ours and held a loud drinking party until 3:00am on Friday night, complete with broken beer bottles and loud music. Our campground hosts must have had their air conditioner on and couldn't hear this commotion despite being only a hundred yards away. Surely they would otherwise have come down and put an end to this. On the plus side, the hosts were very friendly and the comfort stations were clean and modern. The sites on the east side of the campground are very close to one another, and the absence of trees makes you feel like you've stumbled upon a worn down trailer park. The west side sites are better, more spacious, and shady. If you are considering the Lake Allatoona area, a better choice nearby would be McKinney Campground. We won't be staying here again - our first impression was a lasting one!

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After reading all of the glowing reports about Skidaway Island State Park, we expected a nicer campground than what we experienced. The campsites were roomy enough, but were in great need of some sprucing up: most were quite unlevel, and it was difficult to determine where you were supposed to put the camper since it has been quite some time since any gravel was spread to mark the pad. We arrived on a somewhat rainy day, and many of the campsites were pretty muddy. Our electric box had two 30 amp sockets, but only one of them worked because the breaker on the other was not functional. The fire ring/grill, although new, wasn't too usable since the grill portion was about 12 inches above the charcoal. We had to build a roaring fire just to get enough coals to eventually grill our steaks. It's too bad that this park hasn't received some of the renovation that other Georgia State Parks have enjoyed. This is such a great location, and the park has such great potential, that it could really be a crown jewel in the system. We'll give it another try in a few months.

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This is a good stopover while traveling to your final destination or visiting the many historic sites in the area. Most sites are very shady and have some nice landscaping. Sites are a little close together, but many have landscaped bushes and trees to provide some separation between units. The utilities all worked, although many were old and could use some refreshing. The campground is convenient to shopping, fuel, and restaurants. We were assigned one of the least desirable campsites (#28/29), but many others were nicely placed and better maintained. There was a sign in the office that read "Campground Manager Wanted", but the campground didn't seem to suffer from lack of maintenance. As a stopover it worked well, but I think we might try one of the nearby state parks next time.

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This is a good place to camp while fishing the great Arkansas tailwaters. The campground is on the banks of the White River and provides good services for trailers and motorhomes. There isn't any shade in the campground since it was developed in what was once an open field. The owners live in a home on the campground and are very friendly and helpful. Like most commercial campgrounds, the sites are fairly close to one another. All sites have water, sewer and 30/50 amp electrical connections. There is no access gate, but the quiet rural surroundings don't seem to present a need. The campground is near the little town of Cotter, which doesn't have much in the way of shopping or restaurants. However, Mountain Home is about 15 miles down the road and has everything you would want including a Wal-Mart and many restaurants.

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This is a very convenient campground to the Passion Play and historic downtown Eureka Springs. There is a trolley that runs every 20 minutes or so that covers all of the attractions. The sites are gravel and fairly level. Not much room between sites - our picnic table almost straddled our neighbor's sewer connection. Utilities were well placed and functioned perfectly. Hosts were cordial and helpful about what to see and do in the area.