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The campground is mediocre with sites one on top of the other. They have very clean pit toilets and no showers. The road into the campground continues around and out; thus, cars frequently drove by who were not campers. Trains were an issue; we didn't sleep very well. Undoubtedly this place is very busy in the spring when 500,000 Sandhill Cranes arrive on their migration there. The cranes spend a few days in a field by the campground.

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This is a lovely state park that we've stayed at repeatedly over the years. We had reservation for 8 nights this time. Everything was as good as usual except we had lousy loud neighbors one night. When my husband asked them to quiet down, he was called every name in the book. When we talked to the park staff about this the next morning, it became clear she was friends with our lousy neighbors. She was unable to be objective about their abusive inflammatory language. We're not enthused about returning to Scenic with staff who can't appropriately sort out camper's issues. Furthermore, it's become clear that during fall camping, there's no staff in the parks after 4 PM. The lack of staff never concerned us until we encountered our abusive neighbor. By the way, the next morning (after a sleepless night) we moved to another campsite which was nice and quiet.

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This is a strange place. The bathrooms are locked, with no explanation. We found a phone number on a bulletin board and called it. That resulted in our getting the combination to get into the bathroom. Weird! It appears they don't want campers to use the bathroom. Their dump is only open from 8 AM - 3 PM! It's fenced off all other hours. And worst of all the traffic and train noise was horrendous. We paid for two nights and left after one sleepless night. We'll never stay there again!

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This is our third time at Lowry Grove and we'll definitely return. It's a good centrally located option which amazingly provides a good night's sleep. It's always a treat getting full hook-ups. The campsites are literally right next to each other with no trees or shrubs. We sure wish they would improve their tacky showers and bathrooms.

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There was very poor signage from the town to the park. We headed west of town; we should have gone south. We couldn't get reservations here so were urged to arrive before 6 PM to beat the local folks. This park is certainly well used. We will never return to this park for one reason - TRAINS! They were tooting all night long. If you're deaf, this park would be fine.

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We found North Sterling State Park a bit confusing because they have three campgrounds. It was unnecessary to make reservations because there were only 2-3 campers. It's 10 miles north of Sterling so there's no traffic or train noise. There are no trees on the campground so it's very barren.

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Trinidad Lake State Park is a regular stop for us because it's so dependable. Furthermore they now have FIVE campsites with complete hook-ups, which is a real treat. We always sleep soundly here with no traffic or train noise. I have one small complaint about their automatic bathroom lights. They shut off after you sit down on the toilet. Really weird!

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We camped here on 9-1-14 and 10-11-14. Bluewater Lake State Park is consistently a good place to camp. Thanks to being several miles from the freeway, there's no traffic noise. And best of all there's NO train noise.

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The accommodations are fine here except for the pervasive traffic and train noise resulting in our getting minimal sleep. The unheated bathroom was difficult to use although it was clean. We'd never stay again knowing sleep is unavailable here.

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Arriving here was complicated by nearly every campsite being available for reservations. Thankfully a campground volunteer simplified everything by telling us to take the campsite we had. Even though the bathrooms were unheated, they were nice and clean. It was an excellent place to walk. We'd most definitely stay here again.

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Even though the park was not filled with campers, finding a spot was horribly frustrating. About 90% of the camp sites were identified as available for reservations; so we could camp at those spots for one night. Reservations had to be made 3 days in advance. Park staff refused to tell us which spots were reserved for the second night we'd be here even though they had to have known. It clearly was a system to maximize their profits due to the $10 reservation fee. This was a horrible beginning to our stay here. It turned out to be a nice quiet place to camp with no traffic or trains. In addition there was good walking available. The bathrooms were very acceptable. We'd probably camp here again.

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Peace and quiet was available here when we moved to a site far from the road. The campground lacks any trees so sites have little privacy although we were so late in the year that hardly anybody was here. We'd definitely return here another time.

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Lovely wooded Minnesota park! We enjoyed seeing several deer including twin fawn. Good sleep is available here with no traffic or train noise. The bathrooms were very new and clean but unheated so we didn't brave the showers. We'd definitely return to Kathio State Park!

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We arrived here after dark which proved difficult because the signage was horrible. Furthermore, there was no lighting. We drove by the campground road because of no signs indicating that's where the campground was. We were literally the only campers probably due to the late date. It proved to be a nice quiet place that offered us a good night's sleep. In the morning, it became apparent we were staying on beautiful Lake McClellan. There was wonderful walking here. Finding the dump was very difficult. Again there were no signs. We spotted the dump off in the distance. We'd definitely go back here.

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This KOA gets our award for "The Worst Train Noise of our Entire Trip". We traveled for nearly 2 months in our travel trailer. This campground appears to be surrounded by woods, but, in fact, the train tracks wrap around the area just beyond the woods. The trains ran all night so we got minimal sleep. Even though everything else about the campground was fine, we'd never stay there again. Why pay for a sleepless night? By the way, their bathrooms are beautiful.