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Retired and enjoy traveling to all parts of this great country! We are part-timers who usually spend 90 nights a year camping. Basis for our reviews include layout of campground, cleanliness, facilities, and value for money.

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The campground has a good variety of sites which can accommodate most RVs. There are limited 50 amp sites. Loop A has no hookups and has smaller sites which works well for tents and pop up trailers. Sites are well spaced but have limited privacy. Paved sites with gravel sitting areas featuring fire rings. The campground is favored by horse riding campers since there is a stable in the park. Hookups worked well through the low electric poles made it difficult to use surge protectors. Big South Fork has excellent hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. It is a beautiful area and there are companies that offer horse rentals and river trips. Bring all needed supplies as it is a 20 mile ride for groceries.

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We recommend this campground to either visit the Kansas City area or as a good place for a one night stop as you drive through the area. There is a good assortment of sites with various hook up options. Sites are well spaced, gravel, but many required leveling. Camp hosts very friendly and offered suggestions on places to visit. Grounds kept clean and well maintained. Campground has security gate to reduce non-campers from driving through the area.

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Nice campground located about 15 minutes off I 80. The campground is well designed with level spacious sites suitable for any size rig. There is a good mix of sites in the shade and open for satellite use. The camping fee was $20 and a $5 vehicle fee. Good location to explore Lincoln. The campground has both first come sites as well as reservable sites. Bath houses would benefit from a deep cleaning. For a Sunday evening in late September it was 40% full.

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Located right off I-15 between Helena and Butte makes this a convenient overnight stop. The campground has two parts. There are nicely shaded level back in sites near the creek. If you want pull thru sites with no shade, those are available in the front of the campground. The manager is very friendly and accommodating. While sites are close together, the park was only 20% full when we stayed there. We spent two nights and attended the Wednesday night pot luck dinner which was enjoyable. Many of the campers are here to take advantage of the health mine. This is an interesting concept! Hookups are good but the sewer is located way in the back of the site so you may need a sewer extension. Pretty location, nice people, and reasonable rates make this place a winner!

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Very popular campground located near some of the best hiking in the park. No reservations accepted so arrive early in the day to try and obtain a site as someone is leaving. The 12 mile road into this area of the park is paved but in bad conditions. Five sections have been washed out. It is passable but you need to slow down. There are approximately 25 sites that will take trailers up to 32' or RVs up to 38'. Almost all of the sites are pull through but the short radius makes many difficult to place a towable RV. Beautiful setting as you are surrounded by mountains and lakes. Water is available at the dump station. Bring all needed supplies since it is over 50 miles to a grocery store or laundry in Browning, MT. No cell phone service - AT&T is only available in Browning, Version available at St. Marys. There are pay showers ($2.50 for 8 minutes) available at the Swiftwater Motor Lodge. Limited groceries, supplies, and food available at the Lodge. Two restaurants nearby but expensive. Hiking in the area is wonderful with much wildlife to see. We viewed mountain goats, big horn sheep, and a bull moose while hiking. This campground with no hookups in a remote area is not for everyone but is beautiful!

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Custer State Park is a wonderful park with wild game, beautiful hiking trails, and great motorcycling roads. Game Lodge campground is in a convenient location on the east side of the park. The campground has a variety of sites, some full sun, mostly partly shaded and a few in full shade. We were in site 32 in full shade with our 31' Toy Hauler. One prime site is #28 which is mostly shaded and along the small creek. For larger RV's I recommend sites 4, 6, and 20. Tenters would enjoy sites 30 31, 37, 41, and 43 which adjoin the creek. There is one pull thru #40. Restrooms and showers were clean and nice to use. Evening programs in the barn in the campground are enjoyable. There is so much to do in the area that we weren't able to do it all in 6 days.

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Traveling from I-90 you will have to pass through the Badlands National Park and pay the fee. We found this to be a typical KOA campground. The benefit of KOAs is you pretty much know what you are going to get in facilities and site selection. Our full hook up site was under several trees and shade is welcome here in the summer. Site and entry roads were gravel and in good shape. Most sites were level pull throughs. The grounds and facilities were in good condition, through the bathrooms were dated. Our picnic table was in poor condition with peeling paint. The pool was very nice. Value for the money was fair, even though we normally don't pay this much for a campsite. Sewer hookup was above ground level which makes it difficult to utilize.

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This is a campground the locals hope you don't discover! Situated on a small lake in the SE corner of South Dakota the campground is shaded by tall cottonwood trees. Roads and camp pads are gravel and cleaned after each visit. Premium lakeside sites are beautiful and filled most nights. Restrooms are modern and clean. Recommend reservations for weekends.

     

F.W. Kent Park

Tiffin, Iowa

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Very nice county park with well spaced sites. It is hilly terrain so many of the sites require leveling. Flatter sites available at the bottom of the hills. Good selection of pull thru and back in sites. Located about 12 miles from the Amana Colonies and close to Iowa City. Having wi-fi with excellent speed was a nice surprise! Beach was closed due to poor water quality while we where here. First come, first serve but we called the ranger to check on availability on the way there.

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Our second visit to this park during the last three years. One of the best features of this park is its consistency. The park was excellent during our last visit and nothing has changed. Excellent location, beautiful white sand beaches, nicely separated sites, and the cleanest bathrooms. The hosts always rake the pea gravel on your site before you arrive and ensure it is clean. Reservations are needed but if you need a one night stay call since we notice sites are available even when the campground full site is posted. One of our favorite state campgrounds in the South!

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Very large campground that is run very efficiently. Nice size sites with concrete pads and sitting areas. Sites are nicely spaced but little privacy since there is no underbrush and limited trees. Full hookups all work well but the park is having ongoing issues with their Wi-Fi. Wonderful location with excellent bike paths. Beautiful swimming pool, tennis courts, and several lakes to kayak or canoe. Be aware that starting in November the park is starting to fill with snowbirds who stay for the winter.

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Good location for a one night transit stay or for a longer visit to the area. The owners and staff are wonderful people that go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Our site had a cement pad, a small wooden deck, and a fire ring. The campground offers a RV repair service! One improvement that is needed is a remodeling of the bathroom. We highly recommend this RV park.

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Rate is based on weekly rate for Escapee member. Typical RV park with good access roads, fairly level gravel sites, and good full hook ups. Restrooms and showers are very clean and neat. Laundry is clean, in good repair, and reasonable. This is a good location to visit the Knoxville area but it it an hour from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Many of the people staying here are full time RVers who are friendly and knowledgeable. Park personal go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We would stay here again.

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Stayed here for 6 nights in site 52. Well designed campground consisting of three loops with multiple spurs. This means all sites are lakefront, there is limited traffic, and many sites have good privacy. Many sites are large and allow for easy backing. While there is no sewer, I don't penalize for that in my rating since you know that going in. Clean modern bathrooms in two of the loops. Good security with gate attendants from 8 AM to 10 PM and locked gates at night. Nice central location near town for activities. We love COE campgrounds and this one is one of the best we have stayed in.

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Full disclosure - we drove through this campground but decided not to stay here. Sites are small gravel areas not well defined. Very limited sites for large rigs. Suitable for a one night stop but there are better choices in the area for longer stays.