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Don't count on WiFi access at your site. WiFi had a signal, but wouldn't connect during day; at 5:30 am, was able to connect. Verizon had a strong signal. Manager (on phone and in person) had an attitude that his job was a pain and he was doing you a favor to assist; the job would be much easier if he didn't have to deal with customers.

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A well-maintained park, roomy with lots of trees. Instead of the usual crushed concrete (which kicks up lots of concrete dust), the roads and the non-grass sites had actual gravel or river rock - a nice touch. Moderate road noise from the nearby highway. Laundry room had several-front loaders (one out-of-order), and two top-loaders, as well as 4 dryers. WiFi was better than most parks; it was almost always usable, but somewhat slow and unstable on the weekend (dropped connection about every 30 - 60 minutes). I measured it at 0.7 Mbps down, 0.4 Mbps up on one day; 1.7 up, 0.5 down on another. Verizon cellular was surprisingly variable; when working it gave 6.8 Mbps down, 1.1 Mbps up, but didn't have a data signal at all on one day (even though it was good weather).

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I'm baffled by the high 9.5 rating for this campground (although it's new and there were only 3 reviews when I came). If you're interested in the central facilities (or maybe one of the hotel-like rooms or tent sites), then your experience may be different. But for an RV'r, this was just a mediocre park. It was a disappointment relative to the high rating. On the plus side, it is new, has some nice central facilities, and the hosts were friendly. On the downside, the RV park portion was a blazing hot gravel parking lot with no shade at all, about 50 yards from a highway with moderate road noise, and crowded with very tight/small sites on hilly terrain. I only have a 19' trailer, but still had a tough time squeezing in my 4Runner without sticking out on the narrow gravel road (and had to drag a picnic table out of the way even to do that); other campers were also squeezing their cars and trucks into odd and tight spots. For a brand new RV park to be this cramped is puzzling. Laundry had 3 top-loaders and 1 front-loader (unusual, but nice, for an RV park). Although ACT's WiFi transmitter is reasonably good, the bandwidth they get varies from painfully slow (early mornings before 6 am) to non-existent the rest of the time (can't even load simple web page). I asked a guy working there - he said due to Moab tourist volume, it's often unusable. I called two days before arriving and asked about WiFi, they said it was very good (in hind sight, they're weren't being totally honest). As a backup, Verizon had a moderately good signal; using my mobile hotspot, I got 6.7 Mbps down, 0.8 Mbps up.

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Nicely landscaped, lots of trees, well maintained, clean, very pleasant environment. Laundry had lots of machines, all fairly new, kept very clean. Wifi was excellent - at my spot, 8 Mbps down, 2 Mbps up; also a strong Verizon signal. All in all, a good value for the price. They cater to ATV riders, but I stayed for 5 days and didn't hear any unusual amount of noise (most are 4-stroke, so quieter than lots of pickups that pull RV's).

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Basic park, lots mostly level and gravel, in an area with trees, so it was nicer environment than the Border Inn RV Park up the road. WiFi not operable at sites, could go into the bar onsite to use their WiFi (slow but usable - satellite). Verizon had phone but no data most of the time - this is a remote area - be prepared.

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Basic gravel parking lot with mostly level full hookup sites, laundry room, bathroom and showers looked average (I didn't use). No WiFi at sites, extremely slow WiFi inside the café - it was satellite based and weather dependent. Verizon had phone signal, but no web or data. In fairness, this is an extremely remote area, and you have to plan on being out of touch with the outside world.

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Mgr said WiFi was best in spots closest to the office. I took a spot fairly near, and got 7 Mbps down, 1.6 Mbps up - very respectable for an RV park. 4 of 5 bars for 4G Verizon signal. Rural setting, fairly simple, but totally adequate for me (overnight stay). Great value for Passport America users.

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Host said WiFi wouldn't likely reach sites, but could come to office or pool to use; instead, I used my Verizon local hotspot which worked well. Clean, level gravel sites, bathrooms mediocre. Good value for PA discount price. Quiet - no road/hywy noise, trees.

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Clean and well maintained, level sites, very nice restroom/showers (upscale individual rooms with locks!). Only downside was very poor WiFi, which I measured at 0.8 down, 0.1 up Mbps.

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Manager was friendly and helpful at check-in. They only take checks and cash, no plastic. I just stayed overnight, so didn't check out the full park. Wi-Fi was reliable and moderate speed (I was two spots away from main office). Many of the spaces appeared to be longer-term residents, but the grounds were well-kept and virtually spotless. A convenient, quiet, nice little place for an overnight stop.

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Check-in was quick (I had called to reserve since it was a Saturday and almost full), a golf cart showed me to my site. Wi-Fi was good – speed test showed 3.4 Mbps down and 0.5 Mbps up, one of the fastest I've seen. My site was only about 100' from the office and antenna. Signal stopped at one point; I went to the office and they looked and found they'd run out of their data allocation and needed to add more data (only took about 10 minutes). Sites were small, mine was significantly slanted. I didn't have enough plastic spacers to build a single ramp to get one side high enough. I had to pull up on one set of spacers, use the first part of the ramp spacers to build the next level, pull forward, etc. A bit precarious. My space was a pull through, but the exit side was so tight and narrow, I didn't think I'd be able to miss the trees and still make the turn (I only have a 19' trailer), so I backed out of the site. Lots of kids running around, but they weren’t noisy.

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WiFi was very weak and sporadic; I was only about 150 feet from main building with the antenna, with very little between us, and the park was only about 20% full; I still often could not connect, and when did connect, response was very slow or totally unworkable even though I showed a moderately strong signal. I had asked the owner at check-in about Wi-Fi and he complained about how expensive it was to provide. I'm sure it is, but I would expect a better level of service from a KOA (I'm not a member). My back-in spot was very tight turn to get in due to trees and terraced sites. I only stayed overnight, so didn't check out the various amenities. I was not impressed with the park overall, though the price was reasonable.

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Check-in was straight-forward. I wanted to use public transportation to go into Washington DC, so they provided printouts and maps of "how to" information as well as explaining the process, answering questions, and selling me a Metro pass. Metro bus picks up inside the campground which is convenient. Ongoing traffic noise since the park is near a major highway, but somewhat muffled by the trees so that it's mostly just a constant background hum. My site was a reasonable size and only needed a small amount of leveling. Nice wooded environment. Park was clean and seemed well managed. Wi-Fi was OK (but not fast) the first few days, then very temperamental with multiple drops per day. You generally could try different signals from the park and get reconnected, but it often took several tries, which was annoying. I didn't try out most of the park amenities. Overall, for someone just needing an RV spot and not all of the amenities, the park is a bit pricey, but the convenience of access to DC made the trade-off worth it for me.

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Convenient location to Acadia NP & the rest of the island, wide variety of good-sized sites, attractive wooded area, some traffic noise on side of park closest to highway 3, but quiet on north side of park where I stayed. Office suggests spots, but you pull in first come, first serve, then go back and register. Office open reasonable hours, 8am – 9pm when I was there. Rolling terrain, sites have been somewhat leveled, but still need moderate amount of leveling for RV's. Good WiFi signal, nice laundry. I'd definitely stay here again.

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Clean, large sites, but site I had was one of the most uneven I've ever used – had to use my full set of wheel ramp plates to level it. Staff showed me to my site, friendly check-in. Good Wi-Fi. Peaceful scenic area with a lake.