Date of Stay: February, 2017
We showed up without a reservation, but had no problem getting a site. They want you to park your rig at the park and use their house phone to dial the hotel's front desk. Without a reservation, I had to first go to the hotel front desk, then they assigned me a site. I think that may work a little differently if I had a reservation. At any rate, they sent a security person over to pick me up and drive me to the hotel, and that person hung around until I was checked in and drove me back to my rig. Very nice! The park itself is very adequate and I think $20 is a very fair price. We stayed two nights and enjoyed ourselves at the casino. We will definitely go back when the opportunity avails itself.
Date of Stay: February, 2017
This place is immaculate! Everything about the place screams brand new, and it is. Good spacing between sites and spotless grounds. We stayed here initially on our way to AZ, and were so impressed we chose to stay here again on our way back east.
Date of Stay: February, 2017
I have really mixed feelings about this park. Parts of it are fairly nice, and other parts look like a trailer park. We were in the most expensive section which grew on me after a while. It is an all ages, all RV types park. The sites are fairly close together; closer than I'd like. Like most parks, the internet service is laughable. I liked the location of the park in that it is in the northern part of Phoenix with easy access to spring training camps. The staff was a high point. Good, friendly people who care about their work. We did not use many of the amenities such as the pool, spa, clubhouse, and laundry. It seemed that everyone had at least one dog with them, and I was put off by the amount of animal waste I encountered while walking about the park. Some people just weren't raised right. We will likely return to Phoenix next year, and I suspect we may end up back here, as we toured a couple of the neighboring mega parks that are 55+ (but appeared to be 155+) and did not find them to be to our liking.
Date of Stay: August, 2016
Absolutely beautiful resort. We were in Phase 5, which is more like a residential neighborhood than an RV resort, per se. The bunkhouses in this part of the resort appear to be 1000 sqft or more, and the lots they sit on are exceptionally spacious. The main clubhouse is the best we've ever encountered. In our experience, this is a unique venue. Frankly, it is over the top in terms of luxury. With that as the background, there were a couple of things we found odd and out of place. At the top of the list would be the fact that you have to transport your trash and garbage to dumpsters located behind the clubhouse. This is the only top tier resort we have found that in. Secondly, the original clubhouse situated near the entrance is the location of the pool and spa. The pool is smallish, and the spa was warm, not hot. Other than that, there isn't much to gripe about here.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
This RV Park is a tale of two cities. The older section, which is the vast majority of the park, appears to have been designed several years if not decades ago. The sites are grass/sand, and I consider them adequate, although I did find the water pressure to be lacking (45 psi). The newer section containing the super sites had a totally different feel to it, and if we ever return to this park, this section is the only one we will accept. We were there over a holiday weekend and the place was packed. Being a beach town, the park is a hive of activity with people running around everywhere, from sun-up to the onset of quiet hours at 2300. If you need to be around a lot of people, outdoor entertainment systems, and golf carts, this is the place.
Date of Stay: January, 2016
I reviewed this CG once before when I didn't have quite as much RV experience. Knowing what I know now, I rated the CG way too high then. We have stopped at this CG at least four times in the past 5 years going to and from FL. This year's stop will be our last. The CG seems to be deteriorating with each passing year. This year's stop came after a period of heavy rain, and while that is not the CG's fault, the lack of hard surface roads within the CG is. The mud nearly prevented us from exiting our site. My wheels began to spin and I had visions of tow trucks dancing in my head. The whole CG was sloppy wet with standing water, deep ruts, and mud holes nearly everywhere. I used the bath house and was not impressed. It's old, tired, and in need of some serious rehab (this applies to the whole CG in my opinion). I did note a new-ish 50 amp "pedestal" at our site, but the very poorly labeled breaker switch is on a breaker panel that serves several other sites. The breakers in the panel were labeled by someone scribbling with an indelible marker, and there are numerous strike-thrus, making it difficult to read. I inadvertently turned off a neighbor's electricity due to the way the panel was labeled. The 30 amp pedestal is rusted and looks like it has been there for decades. At least the analog cable system is no longer just laying on the ground which is an improvement. Given other options in the area including at least one big box store, we decided this was going to be our final stop at this CG.
Date of Stay: December, 2015
This resort is very nice, but the surrounding area of Okeechobee is not what we are looking for in terms of a place to return to year after year. We liked the clubhouse, pool, and spa. We found the residents to be active and very friendly. The activities director does a good job of keeping a full plate of activities available to enjoy. We stayed in a newly opened section of the resort, so the grass-covered sites were open to the sun, basic, and adequate. Lots of potential here for the right site owners. If you are a walker, there is plenty of roadway to be walked in this resort.
Date of Stay: December, 2015
Lovely place. Found the people very friendly and welcoming. Nice clubhouse, but needs to expand in order to be considered world-class. Would prefer spa and pool hours to extend beyond dusk. It's hard to beat the location of this resort, with virtually anything you would want or need within a 10-15 minute drive. This is the first resort we have stayed in that has us giving consideration to purchasing a lot.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
We travel in a 40' MH with a small towed vehicle, so keep in mind my comments are from that perspective. This particular service plaza RV area (eastbound, Brady's Leap) is not a great value. We have stayed at two Ohio plazas with RV accommodations this year, and this one is at the bottom of the two by a large margin. First of all, not every spot has 50 amp. It appears that every other spot is wired for 50 amp, but I won't swear to it. I did not realize this until after I had set up the MH and attempted to plug in. We moved to another spot that did have 50 amp, but discovered that one leg of the 50 amp plug was dead. Our third attempt was the charm. The RV sites here slope severely front to back. Normally, I would not deploy my levelers in an area such as this as a consideration/courtesy to the provider, but I paid $20 and the slope was way more than just noticeable. I could not get level without lifting the rear wheels off the pavement, which we all know is a no-no for a MH. I leveled to the extent I could do so safely, which left a lot of room for improvement. I applaud the Ohio Turnpike commission for having areas set aside for RVs. I think that is a great thing and I have not encountered that before in my interstate travels. I only wish the sites were more level and consistent with the electric. If the rates were $10 or even $15 I might not be so critical, but $20 is a threshold amount and I expect more at that price. I do not think we will stay at this particular plaza again.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Very nice resort. Beautiful clubhouse...top tier in my opinion. The resort is spotlessly maintained. I can't say it's the best overall resort I've been to, but it isn't far behind my #1. Good sized pads, and good space between sites. Much potential here.
Date of Stay: April, 2015
First time at this park. Was a little surprised that the terrain wasn't flat like so much of the NC coast. Our site was located at the crest of a hill in the red section. As such, we had an ocean view...again, not something we're used to on the NC coast. The park is spotlessly clean. Management really keeps after this place. Crews go around the park all day picking up trash, cigarette butts, and dog waste left by uncaring guests (Grrrrr). The sites are grass covered and here again, it's manicured. I was really impressed with the care provided to this facility. The young gentleman behind the customer service counter has to be one of the friendliest people I've encountered in that position. He could not do enough to make us feel welcome and informed about the area. All of the staff I encountered (including the guys picking up dog waste) were pleasant, smiling, and appeared happy to be there. In short, I was impressed with this place. If you're looking for a nice oceanfront location on the Crystal Coast, look no further. This place does it right.
Date of Stay: December, 2014
Nice place. It's not Bluewater Key, but it's okay. Very upscale in appearance. The people we met were cordial and welcoming. The pool and spa are nice, but beyond that there is not much to do at the resort, and nothing outside the gate is within walking distance. As a transient visitor I found it surprising and unacceptable that a highly rated resort has wifi available only at the clubhouse. It would also be helpful if their pre-visit email included instructions for checking in after hours and weekends. That was a clumsy process that created a less than favorable first impression. We're glad we experienced Pelican Lake and had an enjoyable time, but we're not impressed enough to come back or consider purchasing here. The search for our long term snowbird destination continues.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
For a state park, this 4-year old campground was better than we expected. We loved the size of the sites and the separation between them. We were on the upper tier of sites (#2) where most, if not all, are pull-through sites. The sites' patios are staggered, so your next door neighbor isn't peering onto your patio when he looks out his window. The lower tier had mostly back-in sites, but were much closer to the river access points. I was a little disappointed in the access points, thinking they would be more user-friendly, but that's just me. The electric and water utilities were flawless. Satellite access in the upper tier was excellent. As noted before, cell phone service can be a challenge. The visitors' center has a Wi-Fi network that you can access while there. It's a bit of a hike to get there, or just drive as most do. Otherwise, you need to drive into Front Royal, about 8 miles away. Our camp host was a tent camper, and a very pleasant one at that. Overall, a great, relaxing, and quiet campground.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
A great little campground nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley very near I-81. With generous pull-through sites, the campground is equally suited as a traveler's overnight stop or as a base of operations for exploring the nearby Shenandoah Caverns and other local points of interest. Owned by a wonderful family with a background in both business and RVing, this campground oozes pride of ownership. All of the facilities are new, and judging from the effort we observed being put into it, it appears they intend to keep it looking that way. The owners operate an on-site cafe/snack bar that serves up a surprising variety of tasty menu items. We found this cafe to be a great idea for patrons who have just stopped for the night and may not want to break out a grill or spend a lot of effort on meal preparation. It appears the cafe gets some local traffic as well, a testament to its quality. The sites in this campground are graveled and reasonably level. The water pressure is fairly high (80 psi at our site), and the electrical pedestal and sewer inlet are well placed. The Wi-Fi works about as well as we've ever experienced at a campground, and all campsites are satellite-friendly. There is a modern, zero-entry swimming pool that is a welcomed relief on those hot and humid valley days like the first day we were there (95 degrees). The weekend we spent here was one we will remember and we hope to return at some point. The campground and its ownership are a good package and they deserve our business.
Date of Stay: December, 2013
The campground is adequate for a nice stay in the area, however I do have a few criticisms. The first is the length of the pull thrus and the tight campground configuration. The pull thru sites in the area we were in were barely long enough to contain both our motorhome and toad, and could only do so if I unhitched the toad. Numerous sites containing fifth wheels and TTs could not hold both the trailer and its tow vehicle, resulting in tow vehicles being parked in spots that were not within campground policy. Combined with the narrow interior roads, the randomly parked tow vehicles created obstacles when it came time to depart the campground. On the morning of departure, I could not exit my site without asking my immediate neighbor and their neighbor to move their trucks for me. Secondly, there were places throughout the campground that needed attention from someone with a weedeater. I noticed this mostly on campsites that appeared to have been occupied for an extended period. Lastly, I think it's very odd that the campground doesn't have cable. There's just no justification for that. As a heads up, I'd like to make note that the water pressure at our site consistently measured 80 psi, which is a bit high. That's a lot of negatives, but honestly, the campground has a lot going for it too. We had two days' admission to Lion Country Safari included in the cost of the site. We took advantage of that and had an enjoyable time in the park. For a KOA, I think this campground is a decent value.