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Full-time RV'er, married, husband retired SGM from Army. This is our 3rd 5th wheel.

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Benson KOA

Benson, Arizona

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Small KOA just off I-10West. Park is run by sweet couple, very friendly. Park itself is a little hard to get to as roads were rather "rutty" and uneven. This is an older KOA. Once inside park, roads and sites were gravel. Turns were a little tight, but doable. Sites were relatively level, and well marked. Small dog park but lots of "prizes" left from folks that don't clean up after their dogs, so beware and watch your step. Pretty quiet given the proximity to the interstate. Electric boxes are very "dated", but seemed to produce well (we use a surge protector). Park was less than 1/4 full.

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Small RV park just off I-10. Relatively big rig friendly as turns were wide and sites were spacious. Utilities were easy to get to. Had a small dog park with grass (mostly dead), but usable. Park is good for overnight stop, as it is easy in and out (off frontage road). Some folks let small dogs run without leashes and didn't clean up after them, so watch your step.

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KOA park right next door to a huge Camping World at the north end of El Paso, just off I-10W. Sites are nice and long, and relatively wide. It was like camping in a gravel parking lot. No grass except for dog park. Utilities were easily accessible, and there were 3 different sewer hookups to choose from depending on where your sewer connection was. Park is good for an overnight stop, but wouldn't want to "live" there full time. Nice views of the surrounding mountains, but lots of highway noise if your doors/windows are open. Easy in and out, and very big rig friendly. Pet owners, beware of the dog park, apparently not everyone cleans up after their pets as they are supposed to. Numerous little dog poopies and a few "big dog" treasures as well.

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Older KOA just off I-40. Difficult to navigate due to tight turns and low rock walls. Pool had been drained, but looked like it needed a good cleaning anyway. Sites are extremely close together. Barely had enough room to open our awning without touching the coach next to us. Our site was barely long enough to fit us (42 ft. 5th wheel) and our truck. We were only staying one night, so we didn't disconnect. Nose of the truck was very close to interior roadway, and rear of 5th wheel was barely off the road. Had to ask our neighbor to move his truck so we could pull out. Interior roads are very narrow, and extremely tight turns. Once on our site, the rear of our coach was close to 4 feet off the ground. Site was sloped "uphill". Hard to level front to back. Close to I-40 so there was some road noise. Utilities were easily accessible.

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Very nice RV park just over the Ohio River near Florence/Vevay Indiana. Easy to get to, entrance well marked. Interior roadways were completely paved, as were all sites. Sites were nice and long, easily accommodate big rigs (we're 42 ft. long). Plenty of room to park your tow vehicle. Sites were pretty decent distance apart. Park is family owned, and staff very friendly. Utilities are housed in marine grade unit, and have "night lights" at their tops. Utilities were well positioned and convenient for use. Park is in small foothills, so really warm days (76 degrees in Nov 2016) followed by very cool temps (38-40 degrees) at night made for heavy fog in the mornings. Sometimes it was so foggy, you couldn't see across the small pond. Stayed 2 weeks, and loved it. Nice weather during the day, and cool at night. Office sells firewood, so we had a campfire a couple times during our stay. Park is convenient to nearby casino, and about 20 minutes from nearest Walmart in Carrollton, KY. We'd stay here again, especially with the small pond that is stocked with good size small mouth bass and crappies (catch and release). Interior roads were wide, and obstruction-free. Very easy to navigate with large rigs.

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Older KOA that is currently "For Sale". Needs a little work. Very nice couple running the office, very friendly and helpful. Sites are very close together, and park is a little confusing to navigate without a guide. (Not sure what was a road, and what was a "site".) Getting in our spot was a little difficult as we had to dodge trees and bushes. Tree branches at the entrance could use a trim, as well as some of the interior tree branches. Roads were mostly crushed rock/stone, and we "barely" fit. Site was pretty level and utilities were easy to get to. Did not use any of the facilities as we were self contained. Close to the main interstate, but far enough away that you couldn't hear road noise. Only stayed one night (just passing through).

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Upgraded state park facility in Bear, DE. Park is slightly confusing to get to. Be sure to enter the campground address, not main entrance to state park. Site was barely long enough for our 42' fifthwheel and dually truck. Site sloped "front to back", (had nose up so high I was able to walk under it without stooping!). However, back of trailer was only about 2 feet off the ground. New hookups (w/e/s) were mid-coach and easily accessible. Walking distance to the pond for fishing (need a license). To enter campground, from Rt. 896, take Red Lion Road (NOT Howell School Road). Follow Red Lion Road to entrance of campground. Beware there are low hanging branches at the entrance. Know your site number, as the whole 3 days we were there, we never saw anyone at the main gate house.

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Relatively nice KOA just off the interstate. Park is easy to get to, nice wide entrance, mostly gravel roadways. Park is big rig friendly with no overhanging branches, or wires. Upper level has paved sites. Lower level sites are all gravel. Road leading down to the lower level sites is extremely steep and curvy. (Check your trailer brakes before descending!) We stayed in the lower level. Extremely poor internet connection, and no cable hookup. Cell service was non-existent in lower level due to how far down in a canyon we were. Couple of residents that appear to be semi-permanent had dogs that they left tied out all day, and the dogs barked at anything that moved. Lower level was not crowded. E/W/S was readily accessible. Site was all gravel, with slope to the rear and entrance side. Several sites had "open sewer" pipes (no sewer caps) and smelled when you walked by. Many sites were missing the fire pits. We called and asked for one to be placed on our site. Next day, had to follow up with office and make request again. Office personnel were very nice, and after 2nd request, someone delivered a portable fire pit (missing the grate, and cover). Sites had picnic tables, that were very weathered, and in some cases the seats were severely warped. Overall, it would be a convenient place to stay for a night or two, but not as a "destination".

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Park is tucked back in the hills about 10 miles off the interstate. Starts out easy to get to, then quickly, the roads become rougher and more narrow. Once in the park, owner met us and showed us to our site. Internal roads are slightly narrow, but navigable. Some low tree limbs prevented us from extending either of our awnings. Full hookups were available. We only used electric, as we were only there 1 night. It's a little out of the way for a 1 night stay, but there didn't seem to be anything else closer to the interstate. Park was stone/packed dirt throughout. Site was super long, as it was designed for 2 long coaches, one behind the other (if you were traveling with another couple). Park is also slightly "hilly". Owner very friendly, and accommodating. Looked like there were some folks that lived there permanently, or used park as vacation/weekend "get-away". Would consider this a "stop-over" instead of a "destination" park.

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Shore Park Campground. New RV park on APG. Park appears less than 1 year old. All sites (about 30) have Water, Sewer and 20/30/50AMP electric service. Walking distance to small fishing area down a small hill. Pad site is level concrete. Interior roads at campground are asphalt, and easy to navigate. Road was a one-way road, but park was not crowded, so it wasn't a problem.

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Nice KOA on the West Canada Creek. Creek was pretty wide, but very shallow Entrance is a "hairpin" turn off the main road followed by a narrow drive down the lane to the office. Not that "big rig" friendly. Park is packed gravel. We had a pull through site that was plenty long enough and right under a gorgeous tree. We had plenty of room to park in front of our coach, as well as behind the coach. Utilities were easily accessible, and relatively modern. KOA is located about 8 miles north of the town of Herkimer, and about 20 miles from Utica. Miner's Table restaurant across from park delivers (we ordered pizza), and the pizza was REALLY good! Although it rained the 2 days we were there, the park drained pretty well with minimal puddling of water. Would stay here again.

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Arrived just before dark, and the site they put us in was barely long enough. Had to leave our 5th wheel connected as there wouldn't have been room to park the truck. Exceptionally tight turns, lots of trees, and very narrow roadways. Pull thru sites are set up in pairs where coaches face each other or are back to back. No privacy and sites are extremely close to kamp cabins. Excess parking is non-existent. Our site was right next to a cabin where you could look out our window into the cabin (fortunately it was not occupied!). It was an overnight stay, and quite a bit off the main road. I'd stay again if I couldn't find anything else. Front desk would not honor military discount even though I explained other KOAs did.

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Nice KOA in the mountains. Only issue: it is not as "big rig" friendly as it could be. Lots of trees, and extremely tight turns. Was very hard to navigate with a 42' 5th wheel towed by a 2016 Denali 3500. Park is mostly dirt and sandy base with gravel roadways. Park has good internet but absolutely NO cell phone coverage.

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Office personnel were very nice. Park is a little confusing at first. Pull through sites are on gravel and side by side. Park is a little run down, and good for a quick "overnight" stay.

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Although the park was easy to get to, the interior roads were very tight and turns were rather difficult with a long rig. Our site was #78 and only had water and electric. Price was a little high for not having full hookups. Park is very "hilly" and sites tend to "slope". Makes getting in/out of your coach a little tough. Sites are VERY close together. Folks at the front desk were very friendly. Only stayed one night. Good for quick overnight stay.