mikel

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I knew this was a parking lot going in. The one thing I didn't count on is this: There is a private tent camping area enclosed by a fence next to the restrooms/showers. It looked miserable in the 95-100 degree heat. They also use the facilities for everything. No need to memorize the security code to the restroom, the doors are all propped open by the campers all the time. I rarely found toilet paper and the showers were a step above a filthy. The sites are beyond close, our Honda CRV fit slid in next to us at an angle partially under the awning. Your are gonna see your neighbors every move, you are that close. Yes it's close to New York City, however the picture on their website is not what you see. It's a lot farther than that. The Statue of Liberty if slightly recognizable over the cars, buses, truck, boats, etc. The prices to get into the city are cheaper than a hotel. We were a group of 4 and it cost us $20.00 a day per person using Metro cards. You have to purchase a separate card to get into NY from NJ, they don't play well together. The Ferry across is $7.00 one way per person. Advertised on their flyer and website is a 10 minute 5 block walk...Nope. More like 25 minutes and 9 blocks, I counted. It's a safe enough walk, just not as close they are advertising. If you are RVing it's really the only choice. I've stayed in the city lots of times and hotels in NYC beat RVs every time. It's just not fun coming out of a Broadway show or shopping late knowing you have a 25 minute walk after all the subways back to your site. I mite stay here again, but just park the RV and get a room in the city. The traversing back and fourth is just too inconvenient in my opinion.

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Right in the middle, Buffalo on one side, Niagara Falls on the other. We didn't stay in the park much during the day. In July it's pretty hot, but there appear to be lots of activities to keep kiddos busy. We did use showers/ restrooms and the pool in the evenings, and did laundry one night. Every thing was well kept. The pool could be larger or add another pool. Pool here stays crowded. Sites are level enough, gravel and grass with a fire ring and picnic table. This is another one of those campgrounds where everyone seems to need a campfire, even in July, meaning it gets smokey when that starts. Trip in Niagara was perfect as is to Buffalo. We even went into Buffalo to see the Rolling Stones one night. Park store has enough to keep you there. Great park overall, only thing I'd change is the pool, add a larger 2nd pool.

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We are not familiar with the area at all, being from Texas. After some investigating around we chose this park for a few nights on our way to Boston. It appears to be a destination park for lots of folks and does have quite a few residents. We weren't here on a major holiday, but judging by the weekend crowd I imagine this place gets packed. We drove into Pittsburgh two days which was fine. The park is in the middle of nowhere, but the drive is scenic. All facilities worked fine. We stayed in the Red Carpet Row Section. (back-in) Really nice patio and fire ring up against a backdrop of huge trees and creek running behind. Our GPS did not have an optimal route into the park, but the GPS on our phones did. The drive into the park isn't all that treacherous. We have a 37' motorhome pulling a Honda CRV and did fine. As far as kids activities, they have it all. We did rent a boat one day and zip around the lake. There are very few grocery options around or gas stations. Owner/Manager/staff are very nice and helpful. Great place for families and kids or travelers like us. Only downfall to me was, seems everyone started making campfires around 4:00. Some smoke lingers around.

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Everything was pretty typical of a KOA campground. Park is large, kind of divided into two parks. We were in site 66 across from the pool. We usually don't stay in the parks much, we get there then go to the city or for other events. The pull throughs up by the pool alternate left and right, meaning you face your neighbor. I'm not a big fan of this type of layout, especially when the person facing has multiple dogs running around in your site, or the smoke from their pit is blowing directly under your awning. They experienced quite a bit of rain recently and the one thing our neighbors weren't going to be excited about when they got up is how the sewers backed up into their site. There was a flood about a month before we got there so maybe that attributed to it. Over nice park, wifi signal was fair, restrooms and showers were clean and sites were fairly level and the pool was cold. Easy access to Indianapolis as well.

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There really is no other place to go this close to the city. Very secure, we checked in late with the night security guard without issue. Restrooms were clean and air conditioned. We didn't use showers. Basically a big parking lot with some picnic areas. We stayed here one night on our way to Boston. Currently there's a good amount of road/bridge construction going on, check your GPS and double check it with your phone gps if you're not familiar with the area, kinda easy to miss a ramp/turn due to construction. Plenty of shopping and restaurants around. There is a Casino with other facilities available, we didn't use them.

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We stopped off for two nights on our way to Boston. Nice park with wooded sites. We were in a pull through in the back of the park. We enjoyed the surroundings, lots to do in the park at the lakes or downtown. Restrooms were clean, pool was clean but crowded. Lots of tall tree, but we didn't have trouble navigating the park. Some sites are pretty close despite all the greenery. I did notice lots of visitors to various sites through out the park, which wasn't really a problem until it was time for us to leave and all the extra cars parked in the road. It would have been helpful if it was posted somewhere how to be courteous to other drivers. We had to wake up our neighbor at...9:00 a.m. to get him to move cars that accumulated in front of our site. Upon leaving, if you have to turn right onto HWY 187 and don't think you can make it, you can. Do not turn left and think you'll find a place to turn around...you won't find one for miles if you are driving a larger motorhome with you towed vehicle.

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We've stayed here before this visit. Nice little KOA park. Has everything a KOA would have that you can rely on. We stayed here one night one our way to Boston. Our price reflects a pull through with picnic table and and concrete pad. Park is easy to maneuver. Easy access to the city, we went to the Murah Building Memorial and Museum, not to be missed. Sites are level, but as always KOAs seem a little expensive for one night stays. I's stay here again.

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Nice spread out KOA. Quite a few trees in the park provide some shade. Our site was long and wide enough for our motorhome and towed vehicle with some to spare. Our site was level enough, I did see a site here and there that had some blocks up to level up tires. Wifi was spotty on our end, but phone service was fine and I have unlimited data; additionally quite a few local and national cable channels to choose from as well. The price is a little high but not bad. Everything was kept up, showers, grounds, etc. Seems like over the last 10 years everyone that likes grapes has opened a winery in or around Fredericksburg. Staying at this KOA puts you right in the middle of them, not to mention just a few miles from Lukenbach. We visited a few wineries and a distillery, the distillery was way more interesting. Lots to do in downtown, shopping, browsing, restaurants, or just people watching. Lazy days are right here. We'll be back.

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We stayed here for the month of March and really didn't find anything to complain about. The wifi is spotty, just like most rv parks, but worked okay. Owners are friendly and helpful about the area. Park is fairly easy to navigate. We have stayed here before and will again. Lots of trees, sites are gravel and level. Water pressure was good and cable TV had lots of channels.

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Not much to fault about the is resort. Immaculate surroundings in the park. Lots are over sized, nice grass around sites and all roads and sites are paved. If you do have an older RV 10+ years you probably won't be able to stay here. Most of the lots are privately owned and rented out by Gulf Waters. Lots of vegetation between the lots to give a sense of privacy. The upgraded boardwalk to the beach was needed and is nice. Large enough to to accommodate some of the largest golf carts.Management is friendly as well. Now onto some of the cons, the reason this place doesn't get five stars: 1. The pool is really small and at the front of the resort, the hot tub is tiny as well. Really needs to be another pool on the other side of the resort in my opinion. This one gets crowded. 2. There are only two restrooms, by the pool...that's not a biggie but there are only two showers as well, enclosed with the restrooms. So if you're at the pool and gotta..."go" and the showers are being used, there's an issue. If there is another restroom it is not available or mentioned. 3. Now this is big one, (reason it doesn't get 10). When we go to the beach we rent a cart, there are four of us. Gulf Waters makes you use this specific company, or I'd type this on their review, and they have some problems. We went through three carts before we got one that started consistently. The one we finally got, the hill brake did not work. The carts die and need to be choked to be started, then the owner tells us we are, "flooding" the carts. C'mon pal I know what I'm doing. We stopped at a red light and it wouldn't start in traffic. We encountered an elderly couple walking in from the beach, they were furious. She saw the emblem on our cart and started ranting. She told us how she was stranded miles down the beach, and called the "After Hours" phone number on the cart because it wouldn't start...the story was really long and we listened, she was really stressed and needed to get this off her chest. Then she used the same terminology the owner of the cart rentals used, "You're flooding it". Be warned of this place, the cart might work, but it might also leave you stranded with no help. Our cart was a four seater, rented for four days...$632.00 for those four days.

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Most reviews here are pretty accurate about the park. It's older, narrow roads, etc. but very well kept and friendly staff. Sites we've stayed in are long enough for our fifth wheel, 34' plus truck without sticking out. Water pressure is high, make sure your regulator is not worn out. Wi-Fi worked fine, I didn't use it much as my phone got 4G pretty much throughout the park. It's a little farther out than I wanted to stay. We usually like to stay at other RV parks closer to downtown in Austin, but due to a car show being it Austin most were booked up. We actually lucked out, they told us they had a cancellation and were able to get us in and the spot was, "one of the best". I didn't notice it being really anything "...of the best". The only cons are: the restrooms are clean but a little dated; this was obviously a KOA in the past. We came in after going downtown, around 8:30-9:00 p.m. to a heated pool that closed at 5:15, which I thought was odd. Not odd that it was closed by 9:00 p.m. so much, but that it closed at 5:15 in the afternoon. Swim early I guess. Overall nice park...Resort - no, Park - yes.

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Very large park. It is right on the lake. No waterfront RV sites, however there's a boat ramp and dock for smaller boats. The pool is right up from the lake. Staff super friendly and helpful. Lots to do in the park, even live music one evening we were there. Pretty nice to grill under the evening sky and the music being played from a central gazebo in the park. Sites are level and spacious. Park is well kept. Lots of staff running around keeping things in order but not overbearing.

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We stayed here for a few days while exploring the rest of the Keys and Miami. No problem with staff or facilities. We didn't stay in the park much except the evenings. We drove down to Key West for a day, it's about 90 miles to Key West, and about 60 go Miami. It is close grocery stores and restaurants. It appears to be fairly new, there are still some things under construction, but there was no problem with that. Park has a marina close by and a couple of docks. It is right on the water, and the pool over looks the ocean for spectacular sunsets. Our 5th Wheel is 34 feet long, we had no trouble getting in and out. We went to the state park up the street and took a boat out on a snorkeling trip, highly recommended. Club house is new with a game room containing pool tables, games etc. Overall, very well kept, helpful easy going staff.

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We stayed for one night on our way to Key West. Can't say I had any trouble at all. It was mid July, wasn't crowded, all facilities were as clean as a typical KOA. The hot-tub was hot, and the pool was clean and cold. I'm reviewing based on the park itself, not campers. It is close to Baton Rouge, we ate at Big Mike's Sports Bar & Grill--really close, cold beer, good food. Just about the best place to stay in the area. It is not in Baton Rouge, but in Denham Springs next to a Bass Pro Shop. Staff were friendly; helped us in. I would stay here again on the way through.

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What can you say, this is Disney, they got ya, and they know it. But if you're prepared well in advanced the sticker price won't be as shocking when you're there. We stayed in a premium site, 408. Close to the shuttle boat to Magic Kingdom. I noticed lots of empty spaces in several loops in the park, and some loops empty. However , it rained, A LOT. I've been to Florida quite a few times and not experienced this much, but it was hurricane season. Lots of standing water around roads and some sites. But surprisingly good drainage considering all the rain this July. The sites aren't really as "Premium" as the website makes them sound. If you have a long fifth wheel or motorhome, go with the premium or you may not have room. The park is BIG. We rented a golf cart for the duration of our stay as there are no parking lots for cars/trucks around the pools, stores, restaurants, bus stops, boats, restrooms etc. in the park, except for golf carts. No golf cart? You will be walking a lot. The area is nice, green, lots of trees, vines, etc. The roads inside the loops are narrow and one way. However, once backed in everything was fine. Everything fit, with no room to spare. Awning out, truck pulled up close and golf cart next to our truck to charge. The park stores have everything for a price. The pools are crowded. Both of them. One pool is supposed to be a "quiet" pool. No luck with that, kids running everywhere, throwing balls, jumping, etc. We dipped in one afternoon while taking a break before a dinner reservation. Over all, the park is pretty amazing for how large it is. Staff is super nice and informative. I guess our bias towards Disney gives this place a 9, narrow loops and all.