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This KOA park was fine for an overnight stop. It is very convenient from I-87. As other reviews have commented, the main entrance road and the interior ring road are gravel and not particularly well-graded. They are not difficult to drive on, just bumpy. The CG owners are available and helpful. Several upgrading projects are underway and I'm sure the CG will be even better in the future. The hook-ups and wi-fi worked well.

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This is a really mediocre RV CG which only attracts people because it is close to NYC. (not very close) It is expensive and not scenic. The office is run by work-campers who are nice enough but don't know much. The lay-out with the big hill is weird and the people hanging around look like those poor souls in 1930s Depression photography. The hook-ups work (well, they did after we changed sites twice) and it's fine for an overnight. I feel very sorry for the people who think that camping here for the weekend is a wonderful getaway.

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This campground is very pretty but small. It is right on the French Broad river and half the sites are actually on the river. (This is why it is so expensive - location, location, location.) Your neighbors are on concrete pads right next to you. Full hook-ups and everything works great including the Wi-Fi. This is an adequate but not great campground for dogs since there is very little green space. There is a pool (we did not use) and a laundry room (ditto).

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Cloudland is a wonderful state park. The campground does not have some common campground amenities like 50 amp hookups, cable, or sewer. But what it does have is amazing access to a huge natural area with hiking trails you can access from your RV. The canyon isn't quite as large and dramatic as the Grand Canyon but it's beautiful, verdant, and convenient. The waterfalls alone are worth a visit. (Get in shape first - there are 1200 steps.) There are also lots of playgrounds, disc golf, picnic areas, etc. The sites themselves are level concrete pads with a picnic area and a lovely deck. They are easy back-ins and your neighbor is not on top of you.

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Tannehill is an interesting state park built on the site of old ironworks. (Alabama is famous for iron-making, like Bethlehem PA or other old steel-making towns.) There are some historical ruins, a museum, some rebuilt cottages (now used for crafts sales and special events), etc. The property itself is spread out and there are lots of trees and a nice stream. Many places to walk, hike, walk your dog. You choose your own campsite after paying. A very pleasant and enjoyable campground overall. Two comments: One, they do not take reservations. (This must be a nightmare for families arriving at the end of a long day. We were there in April and there were plenty of sites.) Two, some of the sites along the stream have electric wires that hang down so low that our medium-height RV barely cleared them. We never noticed the wires, in fact, until we were leaving and realized that if our RV were one foot higher we would have pulled down a bunch of live wiring. Careful!

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This is a somewhat nondescript park which is also very clean, inexpensive, and well-located. The people in the office are extremely nice and helpful. They arranged for us to have our RV washed by a guy who did a great job. The sites are level and the hook-ups work. There is no charm to this park and the only amenities are a small fenced dog area and a pond, but it is a fine place to stay.

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The best reason to stay at LazyDays is to have your RV serviced or to look at a new RV. Really not meant as a resort and doesn't function as one. But you can see a most astonishing array of super expensive shiny RVs! Everything is paved, everything is very tight (you can almost touch the next RV from your window), everything works, they pick up your trash and give you coupons for breakfast and lunch. LazyDays employs half the certified RV techs in Florida and their sales and maintenance facilities are impressive.

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Excellent campground, I think run by the state (or county). In a very large park that offers mini-golf, bike trails, tennis courts (big complex), a large amphitheater, etc. Great walking, jogging, dog-walking. Large staff works overtime to keep it clean - lots of day use outside of the actual RV area by picnic-ers, families at the play areas, etc. The RV park itself was spotless and located on a large manmade lake with lots of birds. Roads were perfect and Rv spaces paved and level. Hook-ups worked fine. Would definitely stay at this park again. The whole region outside the park is congested, trafficky and lined with shopping centers and mega-stores - the park is like an oasis of calm.

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This is a fantastic campground if you want to kayak in this area - you can rent kayaks and canoes at the campground and get right on the river. The whole area abounds in fishing charters, guided paddles, manatee watching, etc. As a regular campground it is mediocre at best. The roads are sandy, not level, and have plenty of potholes. No cable. Wifi is ok. Service is dependent on who checks you in - we were 10 minutes late and received no map, no wi-fi code, and a 30-amp site when we had reserved a 50-amp site. This is a very laid-back, old Florida kind of place. The sites are scattered in the trees. There are spiffy new motorhomes and 5th wheels that have not been moved in years. Not my type of park but for a couple of nights to see the area, it was fine.

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This is a very average KOA, just east of Tallahassee. It is mostly a large sandy field with hook-ups. The roads are sand/dirt and not smooth. The sites are not completely level but close enough. Hook-ups all worked fine. People in office very nice and efficient. The place has no charm but is OK for an overnight. If you are bothered by road noise, don't stay here - it is right on I-10 and you will hear 18-wheelers all night.

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If you don't have dogs, this is a perfectly fine campground. It is extremely well-maintained and clean and the owners are helpful and efficient. If you do have dogs, this place is a treat with all kinds of special dog amenities like several fenced parks, agility training equipment, obedience training, dog swimming, doggie wash, homemade dog treats, etc. Sites are shady and have plenty of space.

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Very pleasant campground. Extremely clean and all hook-ups worked fine. Did not try their WiFi because we have our own. All seasonal sites were unusually well-kept - really a well-maintained park. There is a small camp store with ice cream. Our only complaint: this CG is incredibly far from the major highways. It is very, very inconvenient to access, especially at the end of a long day of driving.

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Good state campground fairly near I-90 and Buffalo. Lots of weekenders with their kids and dogs. There are 3 camping loops: 50 amp, 30 amp, and tents. No water or sewer at sites, electric only. There are sewer dump stations available. Location on Lake Erie is exceptional. Park staff is very helpful and nice. Only complaint is too many poorly behaved and unsupervised kids and dogs.

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This campground is on a nice piece of property. The maintenance is poor. You are allowed to choose your own site from those available (many or most are taken by seasonal trailers) and we did, only to find that the first 2 that we chose had defective electrical connections. Worse, when we tried to call the 24-hour help line, no one answered after several frantic calls. In fact no one ever called us back. There are a lot of weeds here and there and I wouldn't be eager to jump into the small indoor pool. The walking trails through the 3 loops and the woods are pleasant and there is a pond with geese. The bathrooms and showers are old but clean.

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This is a very nice small KOA. It is well-organized and the staff is helpful. There are flowers in small pots at each site, they pick up the trash, and the hook-ups all work fine. Even the water pressure is good. There is a small but clean dog run (fenced), a pool, and a playground. There are a lot of trees and the overall feeling is peaceful and well-maintained. The only thing to complain about is the road noise from I-40, which is white noise but definitely there. A very pleasant overnight stop.