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Don't know why we didn't check the reviews before we booked this campground or we wouldn't have stayed here. The other reviewers described it perfectly. There are tons of burs which got into our dogs paws to the point we had to carry one of them. Full timers don't maintain their sites and its just generally a run down place that we won't stay at again. My husband says its like an RV graveyard, when you want to retire your old RV, bring it here and drop it off. The reception person was very nice and friendly. When we realized we hadn't packed cooking oil and the KOA store didn't have any, he gave us a cup of his own oil. Needs tons of work and KOA needs to monitor it closely.

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We can't say enough good things about this campground. Its one of the top two campgrounds we've stayed at in the United states. Staff are friendly and helpful and you can use their phone in the lounge as needed. This was our second visit and it was just as good as we remembered it. Sites are spacious and wooded, trees are trimmed so its easy to maneuver around them, fire pits, picnic tables, everything you could want and still have a somewhat rustic feel. Distance to CS was not a problem for us. Only downside was the gravel trucks on the nearby roadway heading to and from a rock quarry. Deer and other wildlife are frequently seen. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Ten isn't a high enough score!

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Run down, tired campground. Sites aren't level. Rabbits and rabbit poop EVERYWHERE. Our dogs tried to eat the poop (yes, that's gross) and one of them did eat a few turds and got sick for the rest of our vacation. Worst of all was a family with at least 5 dogs. 3 adults (mother, father, adult son) who verbally fought continuously and used foul language (fxxk you) in every sentence. If our grandchildren had been with us, we would have left immediately. We actually felt threatened by their presence. We spoke with the owners who sympathized but did nothing to correct the problem. Worst campground of our 4 week trip.

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With all the beautiful campgrounds to stay in, this wasn't anywhere near expectations. The sites are very close and difficult to maneuver. The sites are all grass so its hard to tell when a site begins and ends. Though we paid for 50 amp, it is available only at every other site, so if you get there late and your next door neighbor has hooked up to the 50 amp, you're out of luck. Sewage was similar to the electric. When we arrived, the campground had rented out their ponds and open areas for a big party, making it VERY difficult to get into the campground with all the cars everywhere.

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We stop in Amarillo often when we're travelling and this is the first time we've stayed at this resort and it will be our stopover place from now on. Its real convenient to a gas station that's big enough for any size motorhome and the resort is super easy to get into and out of. They have reception down to an art. There were people checking in ahead of us and behind us and no one had to wait long. The sites were pretty open, very level, and paved. The only reason they don't get a 10 is because we don't give a 10 to any campground that doesn't have picnic tables at each site. You can order pizza until early evening, though we wish they would deliver, but maybe that's asking too much. The shower rooms were individual with plenty of space and very clean. Nice grassy areas for dog walking. Fenced in dog park was also available. Very friendly staff. This area can get VERY HOT and during the summer and is windy year round which may be a good thing with all the stockyards in Amarillo. You need to check out the motorhome at the entrance to the park! Reminds us of the motorhome from the Robin William's movie RV.

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Convenient to the expressway and to a Walmart less then 1/2 away. Sites a little snug and had to watch for a tree, but we seldom complain about trees since so many campgrounds don't have any! For a quick overnight it was great.

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We had a patio site with table and chairs, fire pit and grill. Site was very nice and quiet and right across from a dog walk area which was perfect for our 3 dogs. Sites are gravel and pretty level. Not a huge site, but met our needs. Several KOA Kabins in the park. Located just on the outskirts of town. Entrance kind of creeps up on you with speeding traffic to contend with. Had a nice little vegetable and herb garden that everyone was invited to enjoy. Gave an excellent recommendation for a day dog boarding facility when we took the all day train ride to Silverton.

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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.