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We stayed here for two weeks while we looked for a home to buy as we are moving to Ashland. The price was $31 per night. Friends recommended the campground as they stayed here during the Shakespeare Festival. This appears to be an older park and would be a very clean if not for a few irresponsible dog owners. It's very quiet. Sites are dirt and when it rains you have mud to deal with. The roads are narrow and one permanent resident’s auto blocked our path. He moved but only after waiting 10 long minutes: a little irritating. Some residents complained about voltage spikes (we asked after reading some reviews) but we were fine. The site hook-up equipment was old and could use some TLC. This looks like an older park that has gone past its “hay-day.” My wife found some poison oak near the creek so be careful. Staff was not overly friendly but got the job done. Verizon data service works well along with Cable TV but the Wi-Fi was poor or inconsistent. If internet is important, get a space close to the office. There are a few permanent sites that could use some serious clean up. Not sure if I would go back or recommend to other RVers as it needs some TLC. Problem is there are not many good campgrounds, in my opinion, close to Medford/Talent/Ashland. With this said, overnight would be okay but would second-think a long term stay. My wife feels a 1 is justified but I feel a 3 is appropriate given the needed TLC.

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We stayed here overnight on our way home. This is a small, older park with a lot of permanent residents. It is next to an old mobile home park that saw better days in the 50's. There is no grass or good trees, but this is Nevada. The spaces were a little tight and we could not see how a big motorhome or 5th wheel (ours is small at 31 feet) could fit but we did see two pull through spaces up front but that’s it, and both look like the residents had been there for some time. The Wi-Fi was okay but started to drop out when the park started to fill up. TV and channels selection was lame but given location, expected. The space we had (70) was most level RV space we have ever seen. The people were nice and check in smooth plus they had a nice pool and it was being used by a lot of kids. There are only three good RV campgrounds in Winnemucca and this is one of them. It is not spiffy but gets the job done. We give it a strong 6.

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We stayed here as an overnight stay on our way home. This is a well-managed campground that was clean and easy to navigate. A little pricey, but we were happy with the site: which was paved and totally level. Lots of grass and trees plus all of the good campground amenities such as a pool. The campground store was a little pricey, but it was well stocked. Some areas look tight but they had other areas that were large and open for big rigs. Typical KOA quality except for one thing. Wi-Fi was the most frustrating I have ever seen. It’s a TengoInternet which has a poor reputation. When I mentioned this to the staff at registration (they were very friendly) they gave me an 800 number to call. They had 6 connections throughout the park, but none could hold a signal. You get on and within 5 minutes it disconnected. After two hours of this I finally called the 800 number but was told something is wrong with MY laptop. Oh well. New Dell laptop but doubt it has a problem. We would have given them a higher rating but feel a 5 is in order as the Wi-Fi is beyond terrible.

     

Casper KOA

Casper, Wyoming

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You can sum up this campground with one word – Spartan. It is a small campground that is difficult to find the entrance (don’t follow Garmin) right off the Interstate. The place is all rock or dirt with level sites but no grass or trees with plenty of room for big rigs – and some huge camp sites. All of the basics (water, etc.) were good. The campground is located in an old industrial area near Bar Nunn with plenty of wind and about 6 miles from Casper. We did not use any of the amenities other than the cable TV and Wi-Fi. Both were very poor with only 15 stations – all of the worst TV stations you can think of unless you want to buy stuff from TV ads. The Internet was poor then good then poor. Not sure why but they may have a bandwidth problem. Even with all of these negatives, we would recommend this place as a good overnight stop – no long term but overnight would be okay and if we come through Casper again, we will stop here. With this said, we feel a strong 5 is warranted as most people stop here as “overnight.”

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We stayed in this campground overnight in a 5th wheel. We selected this campground because it was close the Mt Rushmore and offered Wi-Fi and Cable (optional) for a somewhat reasonable price. The folks we met were very nice but were surprised to see so many permanent RV’s. The place was clean, our spot somewhat level, but the access lanes very narrow – would not attempt with a large motor home or big rig. They guided us into our spot and helped spot the unit. It was a tight fit. We did not check the restrooms, etc., but we saw a lot of people using them so we guess it was okay. The Wi-Fi was okay and they offer 20 Direct TV channels. The campground was quiet which we appreciated. Did not see any kids but they did offer a pool, game room, playground, dog area – and its own gas/diesel refueling station. Prices were a little high but not worth the $3.00 I would save buying gas in town. We have nothing bad to say about the park other than narrow roads and charging for cable TV. With this said, we give it a good 7 rating.

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We stayed at this KOA campground for 3 days while rested on our way home to Arizona from Maine. The campground is good for overnight stays but would not recommend for anything beyond a few days. They are located right next to a freeway in an industrial area with a lot of road noise. Most of the people we spoke with complained about the wind. The people were very nice and the campground in good condition with excellent TV but the WI-Fi was poor when it was full during the holiday. It is a little narrow and somewhat difficult to maneuver but we did see a few large motorhomes. The laundry room was the best we have seen in all of our years of being on the road with plenty of new machines and low prices. The only thing they were cheap about (compared to others) was they charged you a rental fee to use a portable fire pit. We give them an honest 6 rating but the location, Wi-Fi, noise, and wind kept the score low. They should plant some wind-break trees along the freeway that will help with the noise and wind.

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We stayed in this campground for one night on our way back home to Arizona in a 5th wheel. This is a KOA campground and really set up for kids or long-term stays – some long term residents but most are typical RVers. The campground is clean and appears to be well managed. The sites were level, and they had great laundry room, cable TV, and the pool area was very popular. If you have a very large rig, you may have some problems managing their narrow roads, but we did see some big motorhomes upfront in the premium area. We liked this campground and would have given it a higher rating, but again, the Wi-Fi was terrible and inconsistent. If we were to come through again in the future, we would stay here again. The people were very friendly and rate a rating of 6.

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We stayed here one night in a 5th wheel on our way home from the East Coast. We chose it because it was close to the freeway and low cost. It is an older RV park with permanent residents in the existing portion a new park under construction – the site was an old trailer park that they are converting to a RV park. They had 10 spaces available. The office is in an old garage building, I think. If you have a very large rig, you may have some problems managing some of their narrow roads but we did see some big motorhomes but in back-in sites. We really didn’t like the campground and would not recommend for a long term stay as the noise is bad, no Wi-Fi, new spaces are laid out poorly, but the owners are nice. An overnighter is okay as the price was good. There is a KOA here but the price is $41 a night and always full. With this said, the best we can give this campground is a 3. Maybe when the campground is finished…

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We stayed here for one night on our way home from the East Coast. We chose it because it was close to the freeway and low cost. It is an older RV park with some permanent residents, but clean. If you have a very large rig, you may have some problems managing their narrow roads but we did see some big motorhomes but in back-in sites. We liked this campground and would have given it a higher rating but again, the Wi-Fi was nonexistent, have a weird on-line reservation system and do not return phone calls. When we set up, my wife stepped in dog waste and she was not a “happy camper.” We do not have a pet. With this said, the best we can give this campground is an honest 5.

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We stayed here for a few days to see Niagara Falls in late May. If you can plan it, visit this campground during the peak season and see Niagara Falls on the weekend (fireworks) and evening (they light up the falls). It is spectacular! This campground is an older KOA that is in the process of remodeling – a lot of work in place. The sites are somewhat level and a lot of places need some watering or repair. The staff was new as they were short-tempered and had a hard time paying for the reservation. We asked for help refueling our propane tanks but they would not help us take them out – that’s okay as we are in good health but every other KOA, they refilled us without us lifting a finger – we were spoiled, I guess. In the long run, this was the best RV campground they had in the area but it has some shortcomings. Again, slow or inconsistent TengoInternet Wi-Fi and no cable TV were big and service was not what we have wanted. This appears to be a great place to bring kids. We would have given it a better rating but after seeing so many great campgrounds and no cable, we have to give it an honest 5. This is a pricey KOA but we still would suggest you go for a premium site.

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We stayed here for a few days to see Cooperstown and Lake Otsego area. Would suggest the prime time to visit the area as many places were still closed but a good campground for overnighters. The campground is newer and the owners friendly but one that is on the pricey side. The roads to access the campground are poor (are all roads poor nowadays?) so watch for the potholes. The spaces are level with good hook-ups. Cooperstown and other spots are minutes away. The park is very kid friendly, quiet and dark at night – good sleeping weather. We would have given them a higher rating except for two issues – Wi-Fi was terrible (Tengo-thing) and no cable TV. In today’s market, to earn top dollar, you have to have all amenities.

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We stayed here for 5 days. We really liked this campground and perfect to see the Maine coastline. Don’t forget to visit the Portland Head Light in Portland, ME. It is about a 40 min drive up I-95 and worth your time. It is a lighthouse build in the late 1700s. The campground is well managed, clean and each site is perfect for RVs of all sizes. Great amenities like laundry and pool. The roads coming into Wells are poor but then again, all the roads are poor in New England. It is a little pricey and many of the visitors were from Canada but very friendly. The park is ideal for families and has a lot of things for kids to do including miniature golf. Their prices are rather high at the store and you can get better deals for supplies in town. There is a MacDonald’s right next door. I paid nearly $9.00 for a small bag of firewood – you can get 3 times this amount at the hardware store down the road for $5.00. The Wi-Fi was TengoInternet which we dislike but workable. One day it was great but as soon as the place filled, bandwidth dropped noticeably. We would have given them a higher rating but the sites are not level and the Internet problem drove us crazy. The best sites are the ones in the front or near the office.

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We stayed here for 8 days. to see Boston and Cape Cod areas. It is a great location. Pricey but still a great location. Normandy Farms is a real nice, large, well-managed campground that is ideal for RV use. This place is real popular and we recommend you make reservations. They have over 400 spaces. When we showed up on a Thursday only 26 were filled. The following day, they are sold out! The roads generally throughout New England are poor so watch for the pot holes and road debris. The road coming into the campground has many pot holes and one section of about four feet where the asphalt is totally gone. You will like the spaces as they are level and clean. Plus this is a VERY kid-friendly place with lots for them to do! Make sure you have a water regulator because the water pressure is very high. On the downside, the prices in the store (while well stocked) were outrageous. A small bundle of firewood was expensive compared to getting it at a small farm down the road for less. The only complaint we had is the Wi-Fi is nearly non-existent even though they say it was great when we made the reservation. However, when we checked in they told us “It’s only for email and we use Tengo Internet.” For these reasons, we could only give it a 7 because we could not even get email when the place was full. If internet access is not important, this is the campground to stay at.

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We stayed here for 5 days. This is a nice older RV campground with quite a few permanent RV’s in place but not a lot around it (restaurants, etc.). It was clean and easy to access. The reason we selected this campground is because it was perfect to visit Historic Philadelphia area and to visit Ellis Island/SOL. It was a 25 minute drive across the Ben Franklin Bridge but do not take your vehicle as the streets are very narrow and it;s an hour and a half hours to Liberty State Park and the ferries. Additionally, if diesel fumes bother you stay off the open bus tours in Philadelphia as they are terrible. We loved the US Park Ranger tours. When you get to this campground and Wi-Fi is very important, try to get a site close to the office as you will get a better signal and great bandwidth. They have a few strange rules so read their policies carefully. The most important tip we would suggest is make sure you have a water pressure regulator on your RV!! I had one but the pressure was so strong it blew out the collar at the water source hose bib (it was an old hose)– the good side? Great showers! I give them a strong 8 in my book. Additionally, don’t laugh when they say “Welcome to Knew Joisey!” They really do talk like that but very friendly!

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This is a very good and well managed RV campground. In fact, probably the best we have ever stayed in. We camped here in a 5th wheel for 10 days. The campground has just about everything you can think of including a restaurant on site. It is also the most kid-friendly RV place you can imagine! It was the perfect location to visit Washington DC, Baltimore Harbor, Gettysburg, and Annapolis. The bus picks you up and takes you to Metro for a short ride into DC. Use your car/truck for a drive to the other great sites. Every day they have a 1 hour training session for newcomers on how to see the sights, at the least cost. It was great! The downsides? The roads into the campground are very poor and go slow on Cherry Hill across the bridge: big bumps and a nasty pot hole. Thank God they had an on-site RV repairs. I would have given them a perfect 10 score if for one thing. The Wi-Fi is terrible, and their local restaurant recommendations are way out of date. Some days the Wi-Fi works; others it’s poor. Best time to upload a pic onto Facebook of your travels was 4 am in the morning. Still, if we come back to Washington DC, I will stay here. Score them a great 9 in my book.