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Convenient location next to I-80 & food. Sites were dirt and level. I thought Tengointernet services was bad to nonexistent until we tried using this campgrounds Wi-Fi. We have had 16K dial-up connections that worked better than this. It took 16 minutes for weather.com to load. There are 4 different routers here, and all must funnel through one very limited bandwidth. Sadly, the park was only 1/3 filled. I would hate to try to use WiFi when the CG was crowded. I would NOT stay here again.

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Old CG that is way overrated. Tengo Wi-Fi was slow; but that's normal for Tengo. I do not know why CGs use Tengo. Tengo certainly is not customer friendly. Opted for 2nd highest priced site and it was not level. Picnic table was right next to sewer drain for next site over. I would not stay here again; I would choose some other option.

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Great sites; good access to I-70; gravel and level. However, poor rating is due to inadequate WiFi. WiFi is adequate, not fast, during the middle of the night, but between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm, it becomes "all stop." Bandwidth is inadequate for 2012 when most folks travel w/laptops, iPads, & iPods, Kindles or the like, or other android devices. The last CG used Tengo and it was slow too, but this KOA is using an independent ISP. While everything except WiFi, was great, I would seek another CG hoping their WiFi would function better.

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Reasonable CG w/paved roads and level sites. However, wifi is horribly slow. CG uses Tengo Internet to broker what s/b a no-brainer to set up...and historic experience w/Tengo is not favorable...nor is it any better in the fall of 2012. I have been able to connect w/two laptops & an iPod Touch, but cannot connect w/iPad or Kindle. Guess I will have to phone Tengo to complain.

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Delightful hostess at desk upon arrival. Sites are gravel and level. Reasonable grassy area w/picnic table. Excellent base for visiting Craters of the Moon National Park (18 miles away). Excellent wifi speed. Only complaint is NOT about the CG...instead, it is the town of Arco ID...which has nothing...and I mean nothing, to do or places to eat aside from places we might consider if we had not eaten in 5 days.

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Level site of gravel; not a destination campground, but an excellent place to stay and do Yellowstone. We stayed 10 nites and used the campground as a base of operations...doing a portion of the park each day. We would stay here again. Excellent wifi and water pressure.

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Functional campground with short sites; have to park tow vehicle cross-ways to site. Gravel throughout with many potholes in roadways. Dusty. Close to everything. Not a destination campground, but good for accessing Jackson, Jackson Hole, & Grand Teton NP. We would stay here again.

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Tight, tight, tight; everything is tight! Narrow sites barely allowed slide outs; length of site barely accommodated 40' MH w/parked Saturn Vue. Took 3 tries to get wheels on cement curbing on one side, in order to be able to stoop down under the back slide to access hookups. Foliage needs trimming, and did I mention, there is hardly any room to walk along side the MH. I wanted to like this place. Asphalt roads and sites, between cement curbing, but the lack of convenience in navigating the jungle to access hookups, suggest we would try to find another CG next time. Please be sure to read other reviews about the lack of space.

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A small, very clean, family owned CG w/lots of amenities for families including a wine-tasting on a newly built deck overlooking Blue Lake. Sites were gravel and level. Hookups all were convenient and good Wi-Fi, although slow at times. We would stay here again in our MH. However, multiple rail lines are in the area including one right next to park: with the blowing of the obligatory engineer's whistle for a grade-crossing which is the entrance to CG. Scares you intially, but after that it was fun to also watch trains go by: many during the day, only 1-2 at night.

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We were fortunate to have a paved/level site; others in the CG did not have either of these two items. Also, we had convenient hookups, but others in the CG did not. Sewers for some were directly behind the site. While we would stay here again, one ought to be prepared for sites that are NOT level, paved, or with convenient hookups. Each site has it's own garbage can and sorting of recyclables is important at S-S-E RV Park. CG is very convenient to Park entrance in West Glacier, MT.

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This campground is an oasis in the midst of mediocre campgrounds. Paved roads, level gravel sites - did not use levelers. Flowers abound and large grassy areas between sites. What a joy to be here. However, wifi is inconsistent and there was a water main break that produced low water pressure to the point the water was shut off for about 6 hours. Finally pressure was restored at 10 o'clock at nite. We would stay here again.

     

Butte KOA

Butte, Montana

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Typical KOA as far as CG goes. Adequate site, narrow roads, level sites, but Wi-Fi was flakey and slow. Sometimes it worked OK, but you cannot depend on it always connecting. You have to have a password, but need an additional password for each device. Some road noise, but nothing to worry about. We would camp here again as choices in Butte are limited.

     

Hardin KOA

Hardin, Montana

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CG was clean and site was level. Excellent access to I-90 and fuel. While site was long enough, there are 15-18 inches between slide outs on left sides of RVs. Sites are staggered w/one site facing one way as the next site over faces the opposite direction: so that the left sides of RVs face each other. Door sides of RVs face small green area w/picnic table. CG was functional, if you do not mind living on top of neighbors. We would try another CG next time.

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Dirty and grungy is our description. Advertised Wi-Fi, if you could get connected, did not stay connected beyond 2 minutes. Called office, and received blah, blah, blah. Wi-Fi was never functional. I call this advertising "bait and switch." Roadways are wide for big rigs; CG sites are adequate for space, but are situated right next to others. Who if they used their picnic table, would sit nearly on top of your water/sewer hookups. If we had a choice, which is slim to none in Medora, we would never stay there again.

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This CG is "apartment living for RV'rs." Gravel roads are narrow and sites are even tighter. Zero swing room. Sites are shaded and have bushes that block sitelines to folks next door. Site was level. Hope the people across the road leave b/4 we do so I can drive straight through to exit road, otherwise it's gonna be very tight to avoid hitting a big rock when entering road from site. We'd try to find another location next time.