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This is a parking lot right off I-20 with full hookups, good Wi-Fi, on a small lake. Payment is by the honor system, as the office is seldom manned. It appears to be mostly residential, old and often rusting trailers; we were the only Class A. It was good for a quick overnight as there is very little available on I-20 from Birmingham all the way to Atlanta, GA. That said, it was a somewhat scary experience. We locked up our RV at night and did not put anything out. With very little effort, this could become a nice place.

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This should be at least an 8 if not 10, nice bog park, level sites, big bathrooms but lack of effective management gives it a 5 at best. We were there during Balloon Festival and it was understaffed for completely full park hence the Wi-Fi did not work and no one at the desk knew how or attempted to fix it and the bathrooms lacked toilet paper and were messy. Because they have been in business long enough to know when the big hits will come, they also should know how to prepare for it. Look elsewhere and closer to Santa Fe.

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Big park with an excellent staff, escorted to site which we changed to get completely level for our 3 week stay. They offer a free continental breakfast which is packed. The Wi-Fi was not good, which I am discovering is almost standard in the 135 RV Parks I have visited so far but the staff did know how to reset it. Only thing keeping it form a ten is the laundry and bathroom facilities are small for such a large park. Nice inside hot tub, the pool was closed for the season. It is in a remote western section of town across from Camping World.

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We've been in over 100 RV parks in 15 months and this is one of the few I can enthusiastically give a 10. Big, new park with great, flat sites, meticulously maintained facilities, amazing bargain. This is THE place to stay when visiting Reno only a few easy miles away. Fake grass at sites is odd but understandable. Wish they would put the real thing in the small dog runs; it is sand now. We found a back in easy.

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This is an old camp with small sites, very uneven, poor Wi-Fi at best, not big rig friendly in a pretty wooded setting by a stream. The managers are very nice, but it is 8 miles from Lake Tahoe. At this absurdly high price, this KOA is a 5 at best.

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Unless you are a biker, ANYWHERE within 100 miles of Sturgis, SD during the bike rally is pure hell, and you will see everything at its worst. That said, after 105 RV Parks in 14 months: Rafter J Bar had gotten about the best reviews online of any we had seen, so we were excited to spend time here. The huge, beautiful sites, great pool and spa should have earned this 10 but while we were here, the baths and showers were filthy, broken doors on the toilets, and the facilities were too few and far apart for such an enormous park. We had reserved a 50amp months in advance with clear overhead but given 30amps in the woods at 50 amp prices. Other than the magnificent scenery it was a major disappointment. During the Sturgis Rally they should have tripled the staff and those who were here, with one exception, were brisk at best. Also offering fire rings etc., they never told us until we arrived, there had been a "no fire" restriction all summer. Not particularly friendly, wish we had stayed at the far friendlier KOA up the hill. But again, maybe it was the Sturgis Rally that made this a 5 not 10.

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Under ordinary circumstances this splendid facility should be a 9 or 10, but our visit was during the Sturis Bike Rally and clearly ownership preferred being a tourist trap to maintaining an RV park. The entrance was clogged with 100s of bikes. We waited a half hour at the check-in desk while tourists bought junk in front of us. Baths/showers were broken or filthy. Restaurant really is just fried crap, nothing fresh. Management has to decide to run a tourist trap or an RV park, they cannot handle both. The Sturgis Rally is annual; they should have been prepared; get additional staff, set up separate RV check-in etc.

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This camp is in the valley directly in front of the Grand Tetons, the view is breathtaking, and clearly once this was a very nice resort but today it looks worn although no where near as bad as many reviews make it. The biggest objection is that the showers and baths need to be completely renovated, the pool, spa and play grounds repaired and opened for the price that is charged.

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New management has taken over this park and it is showing. Very clean, groomed park with easy back-in sites, very friendly staff, easy on and off from I-5 and an hour to Mt. St. Helen's. Great WiFi, clear overhead for satellite TV, nothing fancy but certainly perfect en route overnight or touring. They are planning pull-through sites and other improvements.

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We used our Passport America and were sent to the south park, the pool, spa etc., are in the north park and require a car or golf cart. No real complaints, very good sites but it is understaffed, the WiFi conked out several times a day and had to have the guard at the gate, when he was free, to reset. Stayed two days, good location, great rate but if we paid full freight, might think differently.

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The entrance is a little off putting, but past that to the newer spots next to the dunes, and it is very nice sized: back-ins and pull throughs, good hook-ups, strong Wi-Fi. But, walk through the dunes a few yards, and WOW: a magnificent ocean beach, dogs can run without leashes, absolutely breath taking. If you are in the Charleston-Coos Bay area this is absolutely THE place to stay. Our 92nd park since we left Tampa and one of the very few we gave a 9.

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We were here Memorial Day week-end,arrived Tuesday in a 36-foot RV and it was empty except for permanent residents. A day later literally hundreds of tents packed cheek by jowl, many to a single spot, looked like tent city..very few RVs. That said we very much liked this camp and its staff. It is an older park that has long-term units in the front in various states of decay but very nice, large, full service RV sites in the back on the river. Next door is The Pub, a funky small restaurant/bar with good food. If you are visiting the Guerneville area in an RV this is clearly THE place to stay. BTW there is a huge statue of Paul Bunyon in the playground.

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A wonderful RV park with big, pleasant spaces, great pool and spa, very friendly staff near Solvang. Immaculate facilities, one of the best we've stayed at. . Recommend either as a destination or easy on and off 101.

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It is difficult to rate a park that has two very distinct sections, an old trailer park and a new RV park, and such is the case at Trailer Villa. Like most urban RV parks (this is our 83rd) they are old and most often have long-term and somewhat dilapidated trailers. But this park has added a new and very attractive RV section in the back with large sites and immaculate private bath/shower facilities. We stayed in both, the old part gets a 3 the new part 9-10. It is in an industrial section but not far from very chic San Francisco suburbs and great restaurants, shops etc and a 1/2 from the city. The staff are WONDERFUL and let us borrow their chairs and tables for our party. IN summary it is the BEST place to stay in the south SF bay area IF you ask for the newer section in the back.

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Of the over 80 RV parks we have stayed at since we left home last May, we rate this amongst the VERY BEST. Warm and helpful staff, meticulously groomed park, large sites, two spas and a pool, free breakfast on Mother's Day and they arranged a tour of vineyards for us. If you say "newbie" it is half price.We made friends here and hated to leave.