Keith Helms

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The campground consists of gravel roads and sites with grass and trees between sites. It is a little on the cramped side, but not such that it was hard to maneuver. My pull through site was just long enough that I could park my pickup in front of and parallel to my fifth wheel without having to come in at an angle. The Wi-Fi didn't work until after midnight, but when I complained the next morning they said that it had been down and they had reported the problem to whatever company supports it. I'll cut them some slack on it this time around. The campground is right off US 93 at most a mile north of I-84 and about 5 miles north of Twin Falls. The campground crew were very friendly. This is one of those KOAs that likes to cook dinner and breakfast and have "ice cream socials", if you're into that kind of stuff.

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I have no complaints about this campground. It consists of paved interior roads (well, pretty close to the entire interior is paved), with nice long level concrete slabs for RV sites. The concrete slabs have shorter slabs to the right of them for vehicle parking. In front of the vehicle slab there is a rectangular gravel area that contains the hookups along with a grill and picnic table. There are a sprinkling of small trees around the perimeter of the park, but none in the interior. The campground has free Wi-Fi, and it actually worked with no problems when I was there. I've gotten very tired of Wi-Fi systems that you can't use because they are so overloaded, so this place was a pleasant surprise. If you're looking for campgrounds with onsite activities and recreation, this is not the place for you. If you're looking for a base camp for the area, then this place is nearly perfect. The maps they have online are a little confusing. They show the expo center as a big circle with the RV section off to one side of the circle and no detail on the approach roads. In reality, it is easy to get to. The easiest route is to take exit 124 off of US 97 and go east. After a couple hundred feet you cross a railroad track. Take the next right and you'll immediately see the campground ahead on the left. Although the campground is half a mile away from a railroad and maybe a mile away from the airport, neither of those is terribly active. I think I heard one train at night and never heard any planes at night.

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The campground is very nicely maintained. It consists of paved interior roads with gravel sites. The sites have a concrete strip on the right side of them for your RVs exit steps. There were a fair amount of shade trees next to the sites. There appeared to be a fair amount of longer term residents, mostly on the outer perimeter, but there was nothing unsightly about their sites. The campground is not close to the interstate, but it's not too hard to find, although my GPS lead me on a more roundabout approach than necessary. There is a state highway a couple hundred feet behind the campground, but I never noticed any road noise. Nights were very quiet during my stay. The only thing stopping me from giving this place is 10 is their Wi-Fi was Horrible. It only worked about a third of the time I tried to use it. The rest of the time it either timed out my web pages or disconnected me from the router. I was close to the office building and the signal strength was good, so I can only assume they just don't have enough capacity for the number of users. This was one of those annoying Tengo managed systems where they give you coupons that are good for one device for X number of days.

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This place is pretty low frills, even by KOA standards. The hills behind the campground are attractive, but right in front of the campground are several large oil storage tanks and a bunch of warehouses. The campground is just a large gravel lot. The hookups are side by side and are in a little rectangular area separated from the rest of the lot by 6x6 boards. A little picnic table is the only boundary between sites. Free wifi was advertised, but was too overloaded to work when I was there. I hate wasting time while web pages either time out or the router disconnects me due to insufficient capacity. Considering I paid $38 even after the KOA discount, this place is no bargain. About the only positive I can think of is it is a convenient overnight stop for people traveling on I-80.

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This park is nicely maintained and consists of paved roads with concretes sites. The older section of the park had grass between the sites and shade trees, while the newer section to the left of the office has gravel between the sites and no trees. The campground is on the southern frontage road of I-40 on a hill about 9 miles west of the junction with I-25. Connecting and disconnecting from the park's water supply turned out to be a major hassle. The water spigot was in a covered box and about a foot underground. I had to sit down on the gravel next to it and reach down with one hand to screw the hose connector on. The spigot control was broken off on the side facing the hose bib, so I ended up with a bloody knuckle after getting connected. When I was leaving and tried to disconnect, I couldn't get enough leverage to unscrew the hose. I finally went back into my fifth wheel and brought out an adjustable wrench, which I used to keep the pressure regulator from moving while I unscrewed. The site was relatively noisy. Not only was it close to I-40, but the frontage road apparently leads to some waste management facility. A fleet of loud garbage trucks were going back and forth during the day. The Wi-Fi only worked about half the time. The rest of the time I could connect to one of their access points with no problem, but web pages would either take several minutes to load or would just time out altogether. The office told me "somebody is working on it". Given the noise, the poor Wi-Fi, and the annoying water hookup, I can't give the campground an excellent score. I would stay here again since there aren't many options for campgrounds that are convenient to central Albuquerque.

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This was an average KOA that is on US 70 a couple of miles west of Las Cruces. The campground is on a hill and has a nice view of Las Cruces and the mountains to the east. The road to the office is paved and the rest of the roads are gravel. The sites are gravel with 2 concrete strips that are 30 feet long or so and which are intended to hold your wheels and landing gear. They were wide enough that positioning my fifth wheel on them was easy and they were level. The Wi-Fi worked about half the time I was there. I was told the Wi-Fi had been hit by lightning the previous week and somebody was working on it. Other than a pool, there were no recreational facilities at the park. The rates for KOAs seem to be creeping up into the 40s for plain vanilla campgrounds, so I may start checking out alternatives.

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This is a spacious campground with wide gravel roads and sites and a sprinkling of trees. The office building is large with a store, a dining room, very nice restrooms, and a pool next to it. This KOA provides breakfast in the dining room and dinner either in the dining room or delivered to your site. Breakfast consists of pancakes and side dishes, while dinner is barbeque or pizza. The campground is about halfway between Carlsbad and Artesia, so it is a good 15 minute drive to get to any stores, gas stations, or restaurants. The park is within sight of Brantley Lake, although it is a few miles drive to get into that state park. My site was level and had one shade tree to the rear street side, which seemed to have a group of noisy birds in it every morning. The only problem I had was the wifi was slow and the connection poor, even though I was only 2 rows over from the office. The price seemed a little high for a park that is not terribly close to... well, anything.

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This is a nice KOA. The roads and sites are gravel and there are a lot of large shade trees around the sites. I found the roads and sites roomy and easy to maneuver through. This is one of those KOAs that serves breakfast (waffles and sausage, I think) and occasionally has evening cookouts, if you're into those kind of things. The eastern/lower section of the park that I was in doesn't have any buffer between it and US-160, which was a couple hundred feet away, so there was some constant low-level road noise, which didn't really bother me. The upper section of the park is further back and has the clubhouse and some bushes between it and the road. The Wi-Fi refused to connect the first day I was here, but then worked okay the rest of the week. I would definitely stay here again.

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I stayed at the nearby KOA previously and this park is: a) easier to maneuver in; b) has sites that are closer to level; and c) is less expensive. The sites are paved and some are a bit close together with side by side hookups, but they at least have a short fence between them. There are a fair amount of nice shade trees in the park, but overall there is more pavement than grass. If you look at the park as the destination and not just a base camp for attractions in the area, you might look for a so-called resort park instead. This park is close to the road, so sites up towards the front might get a bit of road noise. Bring your checkbook or ATM card as they don't accept credit cards. I enjoyed my stay here and would probably pick this park again for a stay in Flagstaff.

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This was my second stay here. I like the park because it is one of the few area campgrounds that are not age restricted and it is convenient to the Phoenix area highway system. It seems the vast majority of Phoenix and Mesa area parks cater to snowbirders and are 55+. The park is nothing special, just your basic gravel parking lot with a sprinkling of shade trees and small plots of desert plants between sites. It backs up against the intersection of two relatively high-traffic roads, so there is some constant low-level background traffic noise. It wasn't loud enough to bother me. The hosts were friendly and helpful in pointing out area attractions. The Wi-Fi worked with no problems. I would have no problem with staying here again.

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It's hard to find spacious RV sites in Moab, but this campground is particularly cramped. The pull through spaces are short and narrow with grass between them. The hosts apparently have a thing about anybody parking on top of the grass, since they mentioned it more than once. My 30' fifth wheel was slightly sticking out into the road on the back side and I had to try and park my pickup diagonally in front of it without a) hitting my fifth wheel, b) sticking out in the road too far, or c) having a tire go onto their precious grass. I ended up putting a scratch about 6 inches long on the side of my bed where I think I got too close to my kingpin. Other than the tight quarters, the campground was nicely shaded with lots of trees, the hosts were friendly, and the Wi-Fi worked okay.

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This is your standard issue KOA. Gravel roads, gravel sites, and a sprinkling of trees. No surprises either bad or good. The hosts were friendly, the roads were wide, and the pull-through sites were reasonably large. The Wi-Fi worked well. The campground is on US 50 on the south side of Grand Junction which gives good access to the town and to Delta and Montrose to the south. US 50 has a median in front of the campground so you have to go a few hundred feet north and then head back south to reach the campground from the south. To head north into town you have to head south to the next cross street, then make a U turn.

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Very pleasant park a little off the beaten path. Leeds is a small town about 10 miles north of St. George. The park is a couple of blocks east of I-15. It's far enough away that interstate noise doesn't intrude. The park is nicely landscaped with large shade trees over many sites. I appreciated the shade when the outside temp was 100+! The site I was in was a gravel pull-through with a concrete patio off to the side so that my door exited onto the concrete. In addition to the shade trees, there were grassy areas, flowers sprinkled about, and hummingbird feeders. I didn't use it, but they also have a game room with Internet access there. I did use the Wi-Fi with no problems. I have enjoyed staying at this park multiple times and it will be on my short list whenever I return to the Zion/St. George area. The park doesn't take credit cards, so bring your checkbook (or cash).

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The campground is just your basic gravel parking lot with a sprinkling of trees, but it does have some pluses. The pull-throughs are long and extra wide. I had to check twice that the space between two fences was really just a single RV site. There is a good view of Colorado National Monument on one side and a view of the Book Cliffs on the other side. The park is also just a half mile from I-70, but far enough off the interstate and main roads that traffic noise doesn't intrude. Wi-Fi worked fine for me.

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Small campground in the middle of town. The campground roads were wide enough, but the pull-throughs were a bit on the short side. Roads and campsites were both gravel and the sites had some reasonably large shade trees around them. Wi-Fi worked okay. The front of the campground is right up against a city street and there is not much room in front of the office for more than one RV to park and check-in at a time. Add in a set of gas pumps off to the left and getting in and out of the park is a bit cramped. The office is between the road and the campsites and the street is not a main one, so I didn't notice any traffic noise. The hosts were friendly.