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Friendly and helpful greeting staff and an escort to the site. Interior sites are pull-through with full hook-ups, cable TV, 30/50 amps. Power and sewer can be a long reach to hook-up. Roads and sites are gravel with grass, picnic tables with fire-rings. Laundry $1.50 wash and $2 dry. Nice store, pool, miniature golf, rec room, storm shelter. Large pet area but not an off-lead run. Propane on site but expensive. Easy access to the interstate, east and west.

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Fairly easy access and friendly, courteous staff. This CG is way over priced. My Electrical Management System initially would not connect because of an intermittent open ground in the system, big problem. CG staff checked it? and said it was connected. There was consistent low voltage in the CG and the ground problem. My EMS worked overtime, on and off, to prevent damage to onboard equipment. When lawn mower did my site he broke my sewer hose support and didn't mention it to anyone. The morning we left the Electrical Utility company was working on the power supply into the campground. Sites are gravel, interior roads gravel, grass between, roughly half the sites are pull-thru unless there is an RV in the site already, then it becomes back-in, taillight to taillight, share with the other rig. Most sites have concrete patios and parking space for toad or tow vehicle is limited. Laundry is clean but expensive, $5 to wash and dry a load. The biggest problem is the power. We likely would not return to the campground.

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Website directions work much better than those given by the GPS. Access is fairly easy and close to downtown Independence. There are 3 drive-through sites, 27 are back-ins, all on concrete pads with convenient utilities, small patios, and picnic tables. Restrooms and showers are clean, laundry with 3 sets of machines, $1 each, wash and dry. Owners friendly and helpful. We would stay here again when in the area.

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This CG could rate higher if there are site sewer dumps. All sites are 30/50 amp & water, two sites to a shared stanchion. All sites are back-in. The CG dump station is convenient, across the road from the CG entrance. There is access to the lake from the CG. The interior roads are paved and sites are gravel. Most sites are fairly level and some have fantastic views. Historic sites in Topeka are minutes away. Camp Host was friendly and helpful. Restrooms, showers and laundry were clean. This CG is a well kept secret. Locals apparently don't even know about it. We would return when in the area.

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Sites 1 & 2 in this section are full hook-up but gravel surface. Not all sites are concrete but all sites do have covered picnic shelters with new BBQ grill and concrete tables and benches. All sites are extra wide and deep so there is plenty of room for additional vehicles. Restrooms in lower Santa Fe Trail are clean and have clean showers, upper section is a pit toilet. Roads are paved. Camp hosts are okay. Be aware of COE regulations on the use of their facilities, especially the ones NOT published on their website. This is a quiet, pleasant campground with access to the lake. We enjoyed our stay in this campground and would return.

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Tornado Alley. We arrived mid-week and were escorted to our site where setup was pretty routine. The section we were assigned is drive-thru sites with full hook-ups. The only issue might be front to back level, low in the front but easy to compensate for. Utilities are handy, sites are gravel with hard surface streets, BBQ stands and picnic tables. The way the wind blows here good luck with BBQ. There are storm shelters in two locations in the CG. To avoid the doggie population use the basement at the office building. There are a series of lakes with stocked fish, Canada Geese, no swimming. One tornado missed the CG by 2-3 miles, others were no issue. Halstead is small town Kansas and the folks are friendly. Even with the heavy rains and winds we experienced the CG was still accessible and not a lot of standing water. The county road between KS-50 and the CG gets a little soft. There are few trees in the CG and that leaves the hilltop open to the winds so batten down the hatches when you set up. HDTV not great but a few stations. Cell phone coverage, none. There is plenty of room, several rental sites and long-term residents but everyone is friendly and sites are well maintained. This is a good place, stop over for the night or spend a few days relaxing and sightseeing in Hutchinson. We will return when through the area.

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Owner is friendly and helpful from the start. Some sites are pull-thru, some back-in and some 50A, some 30A. Wi-Fi is good, phones okay but some roaming. No hdtv stations and no ctv. Farm community mostly closed down on Sundays. Local museum, with a few artifacts from the Santa Fe Trail. One station in town with diesel fuel, VOLZ Oil. The drive-thru sites are concrete, not totally level but easy enough to correct with pads. We didn't use facility restrooms or showers but the laundry is 5 or 6 each washers and dryers. This is the ONLY laundry in town and outsiders come in to use it as well. Lots of grass, a few trees, and surrounded by trees as wind-breaks on the perimeter. There are trains and semi's moving through town day and night but not a big deal. This being wheat and beef country there is a lot of stuff moving to market. We enjoyed our stay here and would stop again if in the area.

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The Park HQ closes at 4PM. The Camp Host is gone but the site occupied, then the park staff was gone two days (Mon&Tue) at a meeting. There was no one to assist campers. Use the Fee Box and pick your spot. Sites are gravel with a little grass between and garbage from past campers left laying in the site. This is a pleasant campground, open 4-1 to 9-1 yearly. Scott City is 14 miles south for fuel and amenities. With staff here to answer questions and assist with site selection this might be a lot better than it was for our stay. Five 50AMP sites at $25 per night, then add the "processing fee" of $3, plus there is a user fee for your toad or tow vehicle of $5 per day. If you plan to be here more than 5 days, buy the annual pass. There are trails through-out and fishing piers and/or boat launch for bass fishing. We would stay here again if in West Kansas in the future.

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What a pleasant surprise! The owner/manager is great, has owned this CG for 3 1/2 years and has taken great strides to make it a great destination CG. The sites are back-in with lots of room on both sides and grass between each of the sites. Interior roads and sites are gravel, well packed, and utilities are near the rear of the site. One section, 12+ sites, is 50A. You will find clean restrooms and showers, 2 washers and dryers, exchange library, nice CG patio and a meeting room/kitchen that can accommodate 35-40 people. There are shade trees, picnic tables and solar lights on each site. La Veta is a very small town, with few amenities, but Walsenburg is about 20 minutes away and offers about everything you would need. We had several pleasant conversations with the owner. Their normal season is May through September then they join the snowbirds and fly south. We will certainly stay here again when in the area.

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I agree with a best kept secret. The CG is operated separately from the NRA Center but is on the property. From the gate to the West and East Campgrounds is two miles on a well maintained gravel road that appears to be treated. It was graded during our stay. This is the off season so there wasn't much in the way of firearms noise but that isn't a bad thing, anyway. Many of the sites are slightly unlevel but nothing dramatic. Utilities are in the middle of the site, easy to reach. West Campground is 50A and costs $3 more a night, plus the staff indicates there is more wildlife likely to be in West and than East, Pronghorn and Mule Deer, and an occasional Jack Rabbit. Staff is most helpful and friendly. There is propane on site and quite a bit cheaper than in Raton. Our Wi-Fi was 4G 3Bar and our phones worked well. Not much in the way of over the air HDTV but that isn't a big deal either. There are many places to visit not far distance. The Santa Fe Trail goes through Whittington and on through to Cimarron and Philmont BSA High Adventure and Training Center (4 miles from Cimarron). We found the stay here at Whittington relaxing and our visit to the visitor center and museum was fantastic. Winter is just letting go in this part of New Mexico and soon this will be a busy place but the CG has many sites and each with more than enough room for big rigs. We will certainly return when through the area.

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Pojoaque Pueblo, Santa Fe address, so the CG is 15 miles north of Santa Fe on US285. There is a "Relief Route" around Santa Fe, US599 and it makes much easier, less stressful, driving to avoid the narrow and congested drive through Santa Fe. The CG manager is very friendly and helpful, has a printed list of sites of interest in the area. The CG is gravel with RR ties separating sites, plenty of room and mostly level, big rig friendly. This time of the year the winds are a factor here, batten down the hatches. True there are not restrooms, showers or laundry on site...not a big deal. When you stay here you have access to two casinos and bargain meals on their club cards. There is also free access to the amenities at the Cities of Gold Hotel/Casino. All of this is owned and operated by the Pojoaque Tribe and they provide a nice place to stay. The CG is patrolled each day picking up stuff that flies around in the winds and making certain all is secure. Some RVers may want more but this is a great place to kick back and tour the countryside...for instance, Los Alamos is a fairly short drive away, Pecos National Historic Park and Bandelier National Monument an easy day trip. Shopping available in downtown Santa Fe. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.

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Check-in went smoothly, staff was friendly. CG in in the flight path of light aircraft from nearby airport and across the highway from railroad, neither is irritating, just be aware. Sites are gravel with pavers for patio with a picnic table. Two sites share a stanchion for power and water. Most are pull-thru although there are some back-ins. CG Wi-Fi is terrible and local HDTV draws 8 or 9 stations, 3 major networks and Fox. We have stayed here before and there are several National Parks, Monuments, Historic Sites and Ruins within easy driving distance. We would stay here again when in the area.

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We spent most of the winter at Thousand Trails, in two different sites in H section. The CG was extremely busy this year and late comers had difficulty finding a site most days. There are member generated activities nearly every day, every week. The Home Style Restaurant offers an okay menu and an attitude. Verde Valley offers several locations to get out and hike, or shop, bike, quad, and several National Park Monuments and State Parks. Staff is friendly and helpful, propane is available on site five days a week, a little pricey but saves having to drive into Cottonwood or Camp Verde to refill tanks. There are several changes being made in the park, adding four more "get-away" cabins in H section this spring. Many folks spend the winter here in Verde Valley, in long term sites and several reside in the park year round. Sites are kept neat and clean, no eye sores. Two of the H section sites have been covered with rock and cleaned up for handicap access. We enjoy the time we spend here and will return again this next fall.

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We visited here twice this winter, our time out from Thousand Trails, and the owners are super. The office has moved to near the entrance and the former building is now a private residence of owner and family. WiFi is okay, not great. HDTV draws about 15 local stations. The sites are gravel with patios and landscape around the stanchions, plenty of room in the pull throughs and back-ins are easy to access. The long term residents in the park are all cordial and friendly. There are some organized activities but space is limited. We find this a very pleasant place to stay during our time out from Verde Valley and will return.

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Management has changed and the staff is cordial and helpful. We were assigned a "long term" site due to the length of our stay this time. As ELS/TTN members during peak season the schedule changes, but we were able to remain in the site rather than move to another after the first week. Snake Hole Golf Course is fun as every. Member Services talked to us several times during our stay for our opinion on the changes in the facility and sites. We believe the park has changed significantly and recommend it to others. Member generated activities provide a ton of different things to do here, including organized QUAD excursions in the area. The park is close to everything, lots of trails, points of interest and good shopping. We will definitely stay here again next winter.