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Very nice campground with friendly and helpful staff. Followed KOA directions to the campground. We've learned not to rely on GPS for any campground directions. Our site had a wooden deck which was very pleasant to use and overlooked the valley. Even on the weekend date we were there, there were lots of people but overall it was quiet. The layout of the campground is a little unusual to say the least; it's more like a maze. So either ask for an escort or be care you don't miss any turns. Getting into some sites requires some maneuvering and attention. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Lots of playground activities for the kids.

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Stayed at this campground for two nights en route from San Antonio TX to Tennessee. Sites were narrow and you have to be careful when you pull out so you don't drop into the drainage ditches on either side of campsites. Avoid sites 160 to 152; they are on the roadway into the campground it had constant traffic--many drivers didn't follow posted speed limits. Campground is old but well maintained. Staff were friendly. A bad storm came through while we came through but we had power throughout, making us luckier than many people in Lafayette.

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Stayed at this campground for one night en route to Chattanooga, TN. You have to drive past an auto junk yard a short distance from the campground. The freezer and refrigerator shelves in the story were empty. No cable, but satellite hookup was OK. Campground appeared run down. Not the caliber of most KOAs. Pilot gas station nearby for supplies.

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Nice, out of the way campground with spacious sites, especially those along the creek by the office. They are adding new sites and there were trucks going through throughout the day, but they all drove very slowly. Out neighbor was offered a free night with their next visit because of the inconvenience. We were not. We stayed for 5 nights. There has been a lot of rain in the area and the campsites are infested with gnats and other flies to the point of making sitting outside a challenge. Return visitors must be use to that because they bring their own citronella repellents. There are absolutely no services-no bathrooms, no showers, no pool, no laundry (though there is one about 5 miles away). The dogpark was of decent size, but again, infested with bugs-including huge bumble bees. The only dipsty dumpster is right next to the dogpark, which didn't help the pest problem. Though we loved the area to include Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and the Smokey Mountains, and we plan to return, there are a lot of campgrounds in the area and I'm not sure we'd stay here again.

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This is a gem in the rough. It's one of the two best campgrounds we've ever stayed at in our many years of camping. Don't let the entry area fool you, you are entering paradise. All the sites near the Nolichucky River are nice, but the ones right on the river are majestic. We sat from ours watching the rushing water go past along with quiet rafters and fisherman. The sites are large and shaded but you will need to disconnect your towed vehicle in advance. Sites are back-in. If you have a larger (over 37 ft) motorhome or trailer, be sure to let the owners know in advance to give you a site adequate for you. Registration must be done by phone and they didn't require a deposit. We were a little uncomfortable with that arrangement, but would go back again anytime now that we've stayed here once. There was a group in one section of the campground, but we never knew they were there. We talked to the owner and he said he is very careful on who stays and keeping the area quiet and clean. If you want to enjoy the sounds of the river or the wind or the birds singing, while enjoying a book or casting for fish, this is the place for you. Dont' drive fast when you get close to the campground or you may miss it. There is another campground called River's Edge nearby. But its worth the drive to Riverpark.

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We spent two nights here in route from Tennessee to San Antonio. It's off the main roads, but our GPS took us right to the campground. The gated entrances / exits are very tight!!! You need a passcard for the gates to work and you'll be charged $25 if not returned. When we left at 9AM, the office was still closed. They have to have a better process for returning the cards. The adult pool/spa is a very nice touch for a Jellystone Park. The site we stayed in had lights and power to the cabana over the picnic table. What a great idea! There had been a lot of rain/flooding in the area, but we had no problems with bugs or mosquitoes. There is a lot of construction going on in the campground and the roads to the sites are in need of repair and the trees trimmed back at the exits. A lot of work had been done and it should become a favorite stop for families with children especially. We had no children with us but we stayed there because of Jellystone campground reputations, which this campground met or exceeded.

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We are rating this campground so high because we got one of the super deluxe sites across from the office. Quite a few rigs came in after us, so if the rigs left their engines running, it was a little loud, but by 7PM traffic dropped off considerably. Roomy sites with patio furniture (not just a picnic table) and a propane chiminea. I know we wouldn't have scored it so high if we would have one of the more worn and older sites. Several dog walk areas with poles with doggy bags and disposal areas throughout the park which were much appreciated. We had hoped to stay two days, but couldn't get a prized site on the second night, so we just continued our journey home. The turn into the super deluxe area is pretty tight, but everyone made it without a problem-it helps that everyone is escorted to their site and the rocks at the sharp turns are painted yellow. Its convenient off the expressway, but a little confusing getting back on (follow the signs, don't follow your GPS directions).

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Just like the other reviewers, we stayed at this campground for one night while returning from Pigeon Forge to San Antonio. The sites are very unlevel and like the other reviewers said, we never were able to level as much as we would have liked to. But we managed for the night. Wifi was a joke but we were told that up front. There's a decent size dog pet run that our 'kids' appreciated. Ate dinner at the Log Cabin which was okay.

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Stayed here for 1 night. We have stayed here many times, often for more then one night. Very convenient to I-10 access and staff are always accommodating and friendly. This used to be a KOA, but it has maintained the high KOA standards. Sites are level with varying sizes. Easy access to cheap gas. Not far from Llano State Park.

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Stayed here in April 2015 for 8 days. Site was mostly level and had cable TV which was great because VERY limited wifi and no ATT. Sites are very shady so satellite reception is limited unless you have a portable unit. Staff are friendly and constantly patrolling the area. Charcoal fires allowed most of the time, wood fires allowed unless winds are over 15 MPH. Skyline drive from within the campground gets you to ATT and WIFI access if needed. We saw no wildlife though some friends had a javelina (which were said to be plentiful) come thru their campsite. Very quiet campground after 10 PM even when the campground was full the day before Easter. Had lunch at state park restaurant which was awful and expensive!!! Store is very limited. We stay at a lot of Texas state parks and this one rates as one of the best in the state.

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Nicest campground bay far in the Big Bend area. Stayed here for 5 days in April 2015. Sites were mostly level and good sized. Our site had picnic table and fire pit (not all sites had picnic tables). Thought we had booked a site with cable, but did not and had to use satellite which worked fine. Easy access to big Bend and Presideo TX Used the clubhouse with a group and it was very nice and clean. Pool was clean but too cold to use. Laundry room available but expensive ($2 for wash and $2 for dryer-all clothes dried for the initial $2). All resort activities, including a small general store, can be charged to our bill. There are some back in/pull in sites looking over the canyon/mountain ridge that are very nice. 9 PM exterior lights out policy which makes great night sky viewing (small campfires are allowed). Recommend you get a site where you face north so you don't have the afternoon sun on you. Warning high winds can occur at any time. Don't leave awnings out if you leave your site for any period of time.

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This was a stop over spot between San Antonio and Big Bend. We spent 4 nights there. The sites are wide and level and the staff are very friendly. One night a week, there is a campground dinner/entertainment for a fee which was nice. Two issues: noise from the highway which the campground can't control with lots of road construction in the area. Other issue is why we won't give it a score of 10: no picnic table and no grill. Why campgrounds aren't routinely providing these anymore is beyond us!

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Have stayed here several times over last couple of years, but won't go back. Took our grandson for his first camping trip without Mom and Dad this weekend. They wouldn't give us the Good Sam discount because I didn't have the card, even though I pulled it up on my IPAD and they could see we were current. Then it rained all weekend (yes I know the resort can't control that). Then we found that arcade game area is gone and indoor pool is adults only (over 18) for sanitary reasons (I guess adults never pee in a pool) - except in winter when kids are allowed. Then we developed a horrible ant problem in the RV which I read on TA is not uncommon. This is not an adult only campground but it seems like it’s trying to be one. Heard it’s up for sale. Canceling our 5 nights there over New Years.

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Nice level sites that were reasonably wide. Friendly staff and centrally located. We had RV issues and they provided us with names of mobile repair services-none of which returned our calls. We were there in September and shows were very limited. Maybe there are more over the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas).

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We were there with our 30 ft Motorhome for the Mudder races. The campground was full. But ti was quiet and VERY clean, especially the bathrooms. Dumpsters, even with a full campground were not overflowing. Best campground we've stayed at in Texas. Too bad its not near an interstate. Skies were dark enough at night to see the milky way!