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Sparta Campground

Sparta, Kentucky

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We needed an RV park between Cincinnati, OH and Louisville, KY and this campground was the only one that came up on our search. I couldn't write down the directions given and it was stated, GPS would find it. GPS sent us the wrong way on 467 and we spent an hour finding a place to turn our rig around on this back, seemingly single lane, country road. It was dark then and with no street lights it was very difficult to find. The park has no lighting either, other than in the bathrooms. This park is basically an open overgrown field with very narrow unkempt gravel roads. It was difficult to maneuver our rig backing in with a hill in front and exiting the park with the gate stuck in the way. There was a closed office and RVs stored in the back but we were the only ones staying in the park. The staff person never came to check us in before 9 PM. Unless you are accustomed to hearing train whistles in your ear all night, don't stay here. The train came through right next to our site every hour blowing its whistle. We got no sleep. We have camped all over the country and contrary to the owner's opinion, he is way overpriced at $25 for just electric service. They earn a "2" only because the bathrooms were newer and well maintained. We wouldn't stay here again.

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We had a great experience at this SP. Not only is it the most beautiful setting being on Henry's Lake with mountains surrounding, it is only 15 miles west of West Yellowstone and within reasonable driving distance to many other attractions like the Sawtelle Mtn drive, Mesa Falls, Quake Lake, Jackson Hole WY and the Great Tetons. It provides great hiking nearby and we enjoyed the Island Park area in general including many wildlife sightings. We were especially impressed with and enjoyed the staff and campground hosts who were so helpful and accommodating when our RV was broke down for a week waiting for a part to be shipped. We would give it a perfect 10 except we had issues with leveling on the site assigned to us.

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It is conveniently located on Route 34 22 miles east of Estes Park, 2 miles before the Thompson Canyon entrance. We stayed here a week and were able to use our Passport America during the week and Good Sam discounts on the weekend. We almost didn't stay because Verizon cells or Mi-Fi only work in one spot near the office. We tried it for one night and the Wi-fi the RV park provides works well being only a little slower at night when everyone logs in. We were on the site closest to the Verizon sweet spot so we could walk over and use our cell phones. We stayed the whole week and enjoyed the location for conveniences in Loveland and the RMNP area. The bathrooms/showers were clean and worked well.