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The park was difficult for our GPS to locate. There is no COE sign easily visible from Kansas Route 244, and K-244 was an unknown route to our updated Garmin. If this is your destination use coordinates 39.07681 and 96.92474. The park itself has lots of gravel sites in two loops. They offer water and electric with a dump & trash station at the entrance. We booked what appeared to be one of the last two sites available only to learn ( from a regular at this park ) that sites divisible by 3 ( 3 thru 15 and 16 ) cannot be reserved and are on a first come basis. At least two of these "open" sites would have served us better than the one we reserved as far as satellite reception was concerned. We also learned that nobody patrols this facility as evidenced by trash in our fire pit and loud music from a site a few hundred yards away. The closest eating/shopping is at least 5 miles away and the better places are on Ft. Riley, which is open only to the military or retirees. The closest bath house did not include any shower facility. Our Verizon cell and the associated hot spot allowed us access to the internet. They close and lock the campground gates at 10 PM and open at 7 AM. Sites 1-16 in Loop A offer 50 amp, all other sites are 30 amp only. They offer a tenting area and a separate fish clean station near the park entrance. This is probably a boating and fishing paradise - especially here in Kansas. The Golden Age/Senior Pass discounted our site to 9.00 per night.

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Lake Tobesofkee was a disappointment for us this time. We made reservations at least 30 days prior to our arrival and were told we had a pull-through site. An hour before we were to arrive while on the road, their office called us to tell us that due to electrical problems we would have to do a back-in site. Our promised site was level, this one was not and it lacked a sewer hook up. In talking with the workers who are fixing the electrical problem they said they knew of the problem 6 months before we arrived. My complaint is why didn't the office personnel tell us of this situation when we made our reservation. Maybe they were afraid of losing revenue. For those stalwart campers who will still come to Tobesofkee, many of their sites are torn up and their men's restrooms/showers were less than inviting/closed leaving only the woman's side. Their picnic tables had what appeared to have black mold growing on the table top and while they offer cable TV we had to guess each channel's network since we were offered no listing handout. If I had a camping crystal ball I'm not sure that I now see Tobesofkee in our future.

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Ten years ago we heard about and camped at Williston Crossings. In the follow on years this place has expanded dramatically but under a new set of owners. ( Back in site 43.50 and pull thru 49.50 but be sure and verify your cost ). They do offer a military and Good Sam discount. The original shower, laundry and fire pit is still in existence but they're now under a great many towering trees. Almost all sites are paved but the older sites are shaded which meant no roof top satellite signal for us. The newer back section sites are very open. The resort does offer cable TV hook ups but it is not in hi-definition. The 30/50 amp. power seemed to be very good but their water pressure was low. Their park wide wi-fi was good for sending and receiving e-mail but if I attached four photos to send something, it failed. Basically a very weak signal. The place has hundreds of snow birders that rent a site and golf cart for the winter months so if you want the November - April timeframe, book early. The resort has a pool, pickle ball courts, a dog park and few scheduled activities. Sadly Williston doesn't offer much in terms of stores and restaurants and "extras" thereby lowering the resorts rating my eyes. Also, there is no daily at your site trash pick-up so in many cases campers are faced with a long walk or short drive to the trash drop off areas. They also have a train that passes the resorts Northern border at least twice a day and apparently the engineer seems to enjoy blowing train whistle. The resort didn't show up on our Garmin GPS so try these coordinates 29.391327 and -82.441123 or be sure you come in the main entrance which is at 410 NE 5th Street . Also their gates close ( code required ) after 5 PM daily.

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Army Rec Center is a small complex of motel like apartments, duplex type cabins and closely packed RV sites. The sites are FHU, cement and in some cases almost level. There is a swimming pool, kids water play area, and a fishing pier. A favorite activity seems to be watching the sunset from the rocky coast along the park edge or fishing. Downtown Destin, with it’s tourist trap restaurants, store fronts and kiosks is about 1 ½ mile drive/walk. If you have a rooftop satellite dish on your RV, be sure and ask for a site clear of trees. There is cable TV in the sites and apartments. A pressure reducer is not needed for RV's. Patrons make reservations a year in advance to be able to come here. Eglin AFB golf course is located off base and is about a 25 minutes drive from this recreation facility. It is also less expensive than the closer civilian courses. Traffic, especially on weekends, is really slow and backed up coming into Destin so don’t be in a hurry. They advertise freeWiFi from hot spots but it is mediocre at best.

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FHU sites with spacious cement slabs. We took one of the few open sites not under the numerous live oak trees which allowed us to use our rooftop satellite. They do have cable TV hook up lines. There is no WiFi unless you want to pay extra ($4.00/day and $14/week). Our cell phone hot spot worked but very poorly. The campground is close to the back gate, Blue Angel Parkway, open weekdays 5AM – 9PM; weekends 8AM – 6PM. Close by the flight line is a NEX fuel stop that pumps diesel (not bio-diesel ) plus regular gas. You can walk to the white sand beach or the Naval Aviation Museum (very impressive) from the campground. In addition to the BX and commissary there is a Subway, Panda Express, and pizza/calzone shop near the schools barracks. There is also the Old Navy Yard Eatery beside the library with daily specials at a reasonable price. The AC Read golf course (3 – 9 hole segments) and the 18 hole Par 60 course (The Oaks) is available to walk or ride. All are in playable shape. If you reserve early enough you can stay for three months but you then have to leave for a couple of weeks. They only take reservations on M-F. Call the camp host on Sat-Sun. There are plenty of chances to hear/see planes overhead as this is an active naval air station. There is poor signage for the turn into the campground. Their larger BX/Commissary is located off base. We would certainly use this campground when in the Florida panhandle area.

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Ameristar RV park is an easy in easy out campground ( all pull-throughs ) about 1/8th of a mile from the same name casino. The campground has a small pool, good Wi-Fi, dog walk areas, a few pass key baths/showers, a picnic table at each site. The sites are cement, only somewhat level (some people had difficulty leveling) with a very few 50 amp connections – the majority being 30 amp. Make your reservation early if you must have a 50 amp. There is an on call shuttle to/from the casino. We ate at Bella’s restaurant in the Ameristar Casino and the prices were reasonable and the food good. We used our two night stay to visit the Vicksburg National Military Park and see the battle sites, the cemetery, the ironclad USS Cairo and see where this significant Civil War event took place. We didn’t see everything even with 5 hours of sightseeing and roaming the grounds. While not fancy, we would recommend this campground for a one or two night stopover.

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Shady Creek appears to be a fulltimers park with an occasional vacancy that allows highway travelers to come in for a night or two. Call early for an available site. The park itself is about ½ a mile off of an incredibly busy Hwy 380 so highway noise is not a problem. They accept Good Sam so the nightly rate was reasonable. Sites are all back-in with ping pong ball size white stones and parking for a towed vehicle. They have almost two pages of their park rules and regulations. Internet is offered but it is very poor and allowed us to connect for about 5 minutes during our stay. For our Internet needs, including posting this review, we were required to use our Verizon phone hotspot. This park will probably not make the list of my favorite RV parks.

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Paul Johnson State Park campground offers level, FHU, cement RV sites that overlook very picturesque Geiger Lake. We are a self-contained unit so we don’t know about available park showers/restrooms. Entry to the campsite area is over a spillway that could be a problem if there were to be heavy rains/flooding in the area. The park office is on the right about ½ mile past the very obvious spillway. The main entry gate was not manned and we were told to drive into the park for the park office. The closest large grocery store is approximately 12 miles from the park and golf is 7 miles away. Site reservations can be made on line or by calling the park phone. Our park rate is based on the fact that this reviewer is over 65. During the summer season we would think this place is very popular and crowded so reserve early. They use trustees from a local prison/jail to maintain the park. We would use this campground again.

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Fernbrook Park ( the name on their brochure ) is a well manicured, easy in/out, cement slab site facility with both pull throughs and back in sites. They offer Passport America rates but not on their premium sites and those were the only sites available when we made our reservation so we paid the full price less the Good Sam / FMCA discount. The park is two miles off I-20 so noise is not a problem but it is not a destination park. They do have a small pool, a Frisbee golf “target”, and a horseshoe pit. Restaurants, shopping, golf etc. require leaving the park in a car. Their WiFi was adequate but not strong, water pressure was good (pressure reducer recommended) and they do offer cable TV. We would use it again but only for an overnite stop.

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Old Towne Cotton Gin RV Park is adjacent ( within 500 yards ) to Texas highway 287 and the road and train noise is very evident. The sites are spacious, level, gravel with grass between, the water pressure was worth a pressure reducer and they have a good wi-fi signal. Sites have a nice picnic table , no fire ring, and their bathrooms were spacious and clean. On the down side, the closest stores or fast food restaurants are eight+ miles away from the campground so come with a stocked pantry or plan some additional traveling. The park is well maintained but we heard that it is for sale. In spite of or because of the above, we would spend a night here again if traveling through this part of Texas.

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Capulin RV Park is a small ( about 15 sites ) immediately off of Hwy 87. It’s a family owned park and they honored our Passport membership $14.50. The sites are gravel, levelm and gave us a view of the Capulin volcano ( long extinct ). We had strong water pressure and no trees to obstruct our roof top satellite dish. Their WiFi was weak or non existent ( we were a distance from the office ) but not a problem for our one nite stay. We would stay here again if passing through this very small town.

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It was our misfortune to arrive at the campground during an unusual monsoon type rain. After paying our fee ( no discounts offered and only check or cash accepted ) we headed toward our site. We attempted to pull into the site per the directions at the office and we could see that the hook-ups for our rig would ALL be on the wrong side. We then looped around to come in from the other direction and while attempting to avoid one of the park homesteaders trucks ( 50% or better are homesteaders ) that stuck out into the driveway, we became stuck in the grass. Fortunately the park owner has a towing company and at no charge, we were pulled out. I think that the check in guy/ tow truck driver learned something about the park layout ( ie. that rigs need to park in alternating directions ). The sites are almost level, gravel but VERY soft when wet. There are lots of trains/train whistles to be heard throughout the nite and day. Based on the many kids bikes laying around the various sites, I’d guess that the park caters to a high number of local workers. They weren’t obvious during our stay because it rained both days and nights but the sites are so close together we could hear doors slamming and conversations. I think that I calculated that the park is 4/10ths of a mile from the Eisenhower home and museum and the Greyhound Museum. The museum offers adequate parking and charges $10.00 per person to see everything. My Garmin had the park on the left side of South Buckeye after leaving the interstate but fortunately my wife’s Google phone map listed it on the right ( correct ) side. They offer Tengo net but it’s so weak/limited that it’s not worth fooling with. The sites are too close to each other at our site. Our Verizon cell and mi-fi connected with 4 bars. The water pressure is listed at 75 lbs. and a pressure reducer is highly recommended. The park is just fine for us for a two nite visit to the museum and to visit the Russell Stover Factory down the road but this one visit/experience is more than enough. We did have a great meal at Joe Snuffy’s on first street and would recommend this eatery.

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Our fee reflects a Passport America rate. Lakeview RV is everything that their web site says it is. It is a five tiered layout and most sites ( all crushed gravel ) offer a view of Boone Lake/South Holston River. It appears that many of the campers are long-termers and why not, it is one of the better campgrounds (arguably the best) within a 25 mile radius. Might be a good campground for a rally group but confirm ( and re-confirm ) your reservations. Ours were not logged in apparently with our first reservation call. We just sold our Tennessee home of 30 years and needed a convenient 2 day layover before we pushed on so Lakeview was perfect. However, don’t plan on a quiet relaxing stay during their race/special weeks. Six night & seven days during the Bristol Race can cost as much as $590 for a 35x50 full hookup site with Wi-Fi and cable TV, and the area becomes one large traffic jam. The road out front was busy during a regular weekend and during a race – it gets crazy busy. There appears to be a large swap meet right across from the campground. Their Wi-Fi can be everything from excellent to just so-so. There are lots of nearby restaurants & shopping and even RV dealers – everything you’d expect from a “big city” area. Their bathrooms are individual rooms and would inadequate in number if the sites were not all full hookup and the campers weren’t all mostly self-contained camper units. Their dog walk area is across the street, beside the river and at the lowest level. I did note that no attention was paid to their fire pits (needed cleaning out) and their site tables are old and kinda small. We would use this facility again if in the area.

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The Ocala Sun RV Resort was a three day stop over for us while we finalized our future home plans. The hosts were very friendly as were all of the long term residents of the park. As for the sites, because we were transients, we were crammed into a FHU grassy/sandy site. Their restrooms/showers were individual, spacious and clean. What was missing was a picnic table at our site and the water pressure was very low. They do daily trash pick up in front of your rig and they do offer a one size fits all dog park which we didn’t use very much due to large dogs in the park as we came by. We were close to their club house and therefore we had a good WiFi signal. The resort swimming pool was as far away as their dog park from our site. The place was full as their winter rates are quite reasonable. Immediately outside the park ( within a 6 mile radius ) we found some fast food restaurants, supermarkets, golf courses, and a golf shoe/equipment outlet. Ocala Sun is about 30 miles from The Villages and there is a Camping World within easy driving distance. It was far enough from the interstate so it was quiet and we would consider this park in the future. Our rate included tax for 3 nights with our Good Sam discount.

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Lake Tobesofkee, Claystone Campground was a very pleasant one night stop over enroute to our home. We were give a spacious FHU pull thru site (#45) that gave us an unobstructed view of the lake. By nightfall, most all of the sites were full so this is obviously a popular place. In the morning we were greeted with geese and wild turkey around our site. There is a nice but challenging Frisbee golf course beside some of the campground. Our Verizon cell worked well and shopping or eateries are within 4 miles of the front gate. If you are not self contained, the restrooms showers are not conveniently located. This was not a problem as we are fully self-contained. We will visit this campground in the future.