Pat and Jerry

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As others said, difficult to find we passed the entrance and had to turn back. Affiliated with the Hilton Hotel on the hill above. Nice paved streets but the site we had was gravel and a bit sloped, difficult to pull into with our 40 ft coach and towed mid size truck. We were not completely level. We only stayed overnight, it was expensive for the stay. No enforcement of the doggie poop pick up rules and some dogs running lose. Many permanent or semi permanent residents, several park model cabins which were all occupied by workers in mines and the area. Nothing here, must unhook and drive up the hill and down the road. It is very pretty but would be better with a small store, snack bar, etc. We were only overnight so it worked out ok.

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This is a very old campground more suited to campers, small trailers, etc. But we were only there for 1 overnight while traveling. The price was discounted if we paid cash, which we did. They were soon closing for the season and seemed dis-interested if we stayed there or not. Cable is fuzzy reception to none. Noisy traffic with a nearby industrial site. Very difficult to maneuver our 40 ft coach and toad a mid sized truck. Would not stay here again, a parking lot would be better. Trees should be cleared or advertise that this is for small campers. The only reason I rate satisfactory is it was not totally bad, but just not worth it, rather below mediocre.

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We stayed free but this review requires at least $1 so we added that. By signing up as a Cabela's Club member at the store we were given the night gratis. Gravel roads more amenable to smaller campers, smaller coaches than our 40+ft coach + towed truck. Gravel sites. Walked up to the store to pay as the office was closed, it is all self service this off season time of year. Stayed only overnight while traveling; it was easy off and back onto I 80. No service at the office and no wifi. Water and 50 amp hookups. Could not beat the free night, but the posted prices seemed high for no personal service, appx. $48 as I recall. Many were staying in the free lot of the store.

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Very clean, nicely maintained, level pull thru site for our 40 ft coach + toad truck. We only stopped overnight and did not need to unhook. Easy access off I80, exit 420. We received Good Sam discount along with military. This is a patriotic park, run by a military family. Very friendly staff and welcome. Likely if there were a race going on the noise from the track would be heard, but it was quiet during our night. Would stay here again when traveling.

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All big rigspaces are pull thru and 55ft long, our 40 ft coach and truck toad just made it into the space. We were there only for overnight so did not want to unhook. Looks like there are several semi permanent residents. 50 amp Power & water worked well and site was level. Easy place to walk around.

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This is an old RV park with lots of what appears semi permanent residents, but no problems, tight spaces, but overall very pleased. First, not many RV Park choices this area, so we took a chance. It is very quiet despite being packed. No unrowdy behavior. Sure you can hear the occasional train, but so what? The laundry and sites are kept clean. Gravel site, tight but level. Good 50 Amp, water, etc. Convenient to the freeway I 80. They have made a lot of progress from way back. Filled most days we are here. Give them a try sometime, it's not a luxury place but they are doing their best. Good Sam discount only on separate days, they have a weekly discount rate.

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All paved roads and sites. No one onsite to assist finding the assigned space nor to check in. Have to go up to the casino hotel desk for a receipt. We were assigned a spot alongside the road which did not work for our 41 ft with slides, so after calling the desk again we were given a back in site. It was difficult to maneuver, but we made it. We were only staying overnight. We'd have preferred a drive thru which they claimed were all booked, but we saw many vacant spaces. They need a better way to assign or match spots to sizes, many smaller trailers were in the larger spaces. Quiet and secure and if one is interested in the casino a shuttle pick you up and brings you back to your site. We were only overnight so did not use that. Cable works well. This is probably the best value for the money in Bay St. Louis. We would stay here again.

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This was our 3rd choice to find a spot in the area and they were full so could only allow us 6 nights. We did wonder why they claimed to be filled as there were always spaces open. It is very convenient to most of the area attractions. Entry and roads are paved and the entrance has plenty of space to unhook toad which must be done to get into back in spaces. Staff are friendly and escort you to site and guide you to backing up which we appreciated. Space was gravel but level and as an older park tight for our 41 ft coach and slides. We were backed up to a fence along a residential area. There was some noise at times from local traffic. Lots of construction going on in the area and the Barnes Rd access is easy to miss on arriving off the interstate, as we did. We maneuvered thru the Lowe's lot which is nearby but difficult crossing back onto Barnes from there. It would help if the person who booked us on the phone had alerted about the Barnes Road turn. Many permanent park models occupy half the spots. The pool/spa is very small and was always so crowded that I did not use it. Daily trash pick up at site was a nice amenity. Apparently some "elderly"people have been going here for years and book up the sites for the season. People seemed friendly. Nice roads for walking all through the park. There is a clubhouse which had a dinner event but we were leaving the next day and did not attend. Likewise a breakfast on Saturday morning's is not convenient for those who have to check out, likely a good amenity for those who are staying a longer time.

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This is a rustic place but a good quiet retreat from the busy pace of St Augustine itself. Gravel and dirt roads and grass site. Spacious site and level. WiFi slow to not workable. No cable and reception was difficult with our DISH because of the tall pines. There is pick up transport from the RV park to downtown St Augustine trolley services so no need to drive downtown. Appeared to be a camping spot for weekenders and for Floridians.

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Rate reflects pay for one week second week free so over all very reasonable price. The roads are lovely paved, wide as are the sites many of which have attached guest sheds/pods. This resort is limited to Class A motor homes, so no tents or trashy looking trailers. Sewer, 50 amp, good water pressure, It really is lovely...that's the good news. But the rest of the story, we arrived during transition where the long time site manger left a few days after our arrival. This is a resident owned RV resort which is currently under its 3rd "developer" and the residents who originally bought in are unfriendly, they socialize with themselves and "transients" as they called us might as well be invisible. They resent non owners. We were given no information about anything nearby and really there is nothing. We went to another RV resort up the road to inquire and were welcomed and given information packets, had we not paid we would have moved. For those who want remote quiet amidst cows in pasture, this is the place; for me it was far too remote and too isolated. Driving away every day to shop and be with people even on country roads with limited traffic gets tiresome. There is no wifi at the sites, one must go to the building to connect. No cable TV, although we were told local channels came in, not so, fortunately we used our DISH. The pool & spa were not working nor heated our two weeks there. There are only 4 washers and driers and all do not work at the same time, although I was told only about 6 residents use them, I found that not to be true. The mail is just put out onto a table so no security unless you own a site and have a mailbox. There is a gate at the entrance and we were given that code to enter when we would return, but there is no security around at all which wasn't needed as it's so remote, but one wonders what would happen if security were needed . Many of the residents live there since founded so they know each other. As one admitted to me, "this is not a good place if you are traveling alone, because we ignore visitors." It proves that price and quality are not to be presumed by spacious sites alone. I would not be interested in returning. We visited with intentions of possibly buying but after our stay,and being ignored to insulted, it is not an option. Site management is badly needed.

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Easy access off interstate. We were here for a rally and stayed a week ahead...our first visit. We had booked back in June. Difficult to quote the daily rate because a portion was discounted for the Rally, and the rest was discounted upon check in with a prior military service. When we checked in we were immediately offered the retired military discount for the extra days and a big "thank you for your service." All paved and a big parking area at check in where it is best to unhook. Tight spaces & drives for our 41 ft coach & toad, but level. Must be able to maneuver and back in. Best to have quiet neighbors because sites are very close and toads parked along the narrow streets. That's one reason we did not rate 10 instead of 9. We'd have preferred a larger site. The only drive through spaces are in the Crown Coach area which is the private "yacht club" for coaches purchased thru Lazy Days. Wifi works great. There is a great restaurant and bar onsite. The rate reflects daily free breakfast and lunch, trash pick up at the site, and daily newspaper delivery. For those who cannot walk from site to the breakfast and lunch a trolley makes the rounds. They really do cater to guests. Office staff cordial and most helpful. We had the coach serviced while there and I attended one of their seminars. The waiting lounge for coach service resembles a veterinary office overrun with dogs and owners. The pool is warm, covered and adjacent to the bar/restaurant. Convenient for Tampa sightseeing. Outstanding value for the price.

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We stayed two nights on our way south, a delightful surprise. The parking for big rigs is different, they escort you to site and show exactly where to park. It was nearly full the two nights as very easy access off interstate. We were parked in a different way, tandem, but very easy to pull into and although grass the sites are very level. Sites are double deep and only one is occupied, a great design and layout, other parks could learn for their open areas. Very friendly cordial hosts. Trash cans available almost alongside the coaches. There are permanent sites but nothing dumpy or junky looking around, and all the residents are very friendly. Frankly a far better value than many parks that are higher rated. We would definitely stay here again. Near to shopping and all amenities. It was quiet and we heard no traffic noise.

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Gravel sites but very level. We would give it a 10 if it had concrete pads, but that is the only improvement they could make from what we saw. Plenty of room for our 40' & tow vehicle. Owners escort you to site. When someone leaves they rake the gravel immediately keeping it neat. Sites are spacious and quiet. We found this by accident and stayed 2 weeks on our way south. Very friendly office staff. They have quarters for change available in the office for laundry and newspapers. A lovely pond nearby and great areas for walking all around the park. We would stay here again, close off I-10 but did not hear any road noise, in fact the place is very quiet. Convenient access to all the Pensacola sights. Nice recommendations of restaurants and facilities and the office staff can answer any questions for what to do or where to go in the area. No debris or clutter around any of the sites.

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We stayed here in 2013 so returned on our way south. No improvements to the place but the hosts are very friendly. I do not understand the high ratings because the place has gravel with many ruts in the roads. Tight spaces, Wifi works adequately. Overpriced for this area but they were full with seasonal people so it is good for the owners. Looks like squatters living in some of the sites with clutter and debris around the sites, again no enforcement. Doubt we would stay here again because there are too many dogs and no enforcement of picking up after the animals, owners live nearby but are not onsite to police the dogowners. They should limit the sites to a smaller area for those with dogs When it rains, water stands all over in deep pools in the ruts in the gravel for days. Not worth the $36; short term stays are subsidizing those staying for the season.

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Great park for overnight, we stop here every time we head south or west for winter. Concrete level pads, and the place has expanded from last year. It looks like there are some semi permanent residents though and that may begin to reflect poorly on the place as there is stuff all around. Clean and secure. We stayed overnight only this time. Staff at the park are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.