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Used the online reservation system which worked well. Entrance is a little tight for larger RVs but manageable. No sewer and dump not accessible from either side of rig and was on the wrong side for us when leaving. Sites are paved but narrow and interior roads are narrow. One long 5th wheels across from us had a very difficult time getting parked. We had to be very careful backing our 36' class A into our site while missing a site sign on the opposite side of the road. Be sure to have a long water hose as all utilities are at the rear of the site. Sites are level and have a picnic table and fire ring. Park is convenient to New Orleans if you don't want to stay in town. Not much in nearby little town of Violet. Just south on highway is a ferry ($1 for cars) to the south shore town of Gretna where more stores are. Were going to use the camp showers but floor was covered with dead bugs and curtains were broken or missing. We would stay elsewhere next time.

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A large, pretty nice state park. Be sure to follow the directions on the park's web site, not your GPS. Check-in was fast and friendly. Full hook-ups were easily accessible. Modern restrooms and showers. Cozy laundry with 4 washers and dryers ($ 1.25 per load). Only complaint is that the sites are too crowded and interior roads are narrow. Sites are paved, reasonably long, level and have a concrete picnic table. The camp store, rec room, and water park were closed since it was February. While we were there for three nights, there was no trash pickup from the nearby trash barrel. Also apparently, people are allowed to park anywhere, as pickups and cars were scattered randomly around the area, on the grass, etc. However, given all, we would return if in the area.

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This park is overrated. IMO it's nowhere near an 8.5. While sites are paved, they are short and there is not adequate space to park the toad. Hook-ups are located at the rear of the site and you will need at least 25-30 feet of sewer and water hose to reach them. Interior roads are narrow. Restrooms and showers are located at the entrance and a fair walk from most sites. There are a few pull throughs but most sites are back-in and close together. There is a small grass strip between sites. No cable but a few over the air channels. Clear view for satellite. The only attractions I see for this park is if you wish to fish. Fishing, no license required, is free for campers. We will not return.

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Although we had to wait a while until the office opened over the lunch hour, check was easy and fast. Sites are a little narrow, but all are pull through. This state park has sewer which most do not although sewer inlet is 3-4 inches above ground level which makes dumping a little inconvenient. Only 30 amp in our site but utilities are easily accessible. Restrooms and showers, while a little dated, were clean. Sites are well separated and level. Many walking trails and good birding opportunities. We have been here before and will return.

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Very nice commercial park with all the amenities. Only complaints are its 15 miles outside the city and is pricey. However, it is very clean, has excellent utilities and full hook-ups. Adequate space between sites with nice grass area in between.

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One of our favorite state parks. Easy and friendly check-in. On line reservations are handy and fast. Paved, long pull-through with easily accessible utilities. Covered concrete picnic table. Very few trees, but the lake has some water in it for the first time in a long time. Several over the air TV channels available as well as clear view of sky for satellite. Maybe not real scenic but some deer wandering through campground.

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Easy on and off of I-10. Check in was friendly and fast. The site was level and hook ups easily accessible. However, we couldn't get the cable TV to get anything but snowy reception. As we just there overnight, it wasn't worth checking into. There was no problem getting satellite reception. The site had a nice, high fence on one side, so the separation from the neighbors, except the one next to you, was good. A few plants and small trees add to the ambience. Overall, a nice park, albeit a little pricey.

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This was our second week long stay at Catalina. The setting is superb, the rangers friendly, and, while you feel as though you are out in the desert, Wal-Mart and restaurants are just across the highway. Restrooms and showers are modern and kept very clean. Sites are paved, level, and long. Plenty of room for the coach (36') and toad. Sites are well separated and have easily accessible utilities. While there is no sewer, there is an dump station nearby. Plenty of hiking right from the park.

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We were just overnighters, so were placed in a paved parking lot with hookups. There were no amenities at the site and it wasn't level, sloping to the side. We did get an escort to the site, but could have found it easily anyway. We had no time to explore any part of the park. Wf-fi, while it existed, was very slow. Park may be fine for longer stays. Price was a little high for what we got.

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Very nice, wide, perfectly level gravel site. Restrooms are modern and very clean. Check in was friendly and easy. Wi-Fi was fast. Hook ups easily accessible. Only ding is that the park is located on a busy highway and entrance and exit is uncontrolled, I. e. no light. The turn in, if travelling south, is across traffic and the turn lane is not long enough for a big rig and toad. It is safer to proceed south to a controlled intersection, make a left, and head back north, so all you have is a right turn into the park.

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This was just an overnight stop for us, passing through to Arizona. They had 20" of snow just a couple of weeks before and everything was very muddy. Of course, not the park's fault, but the situation could have been improved with some paving. All gravel sites and roads. There was a narrow concrete patio area with a table. Restroom was clean but could have used a fresh coat of paint. Check in was fast and friendly. Sites are close together. We would return if just needing an overnight stop.

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I agree with most of the comments of the last few reviewers. Spectacular scenery, great hiking, good sites, plentiful wildlife. I had a friendly ranger check in experience. The only negative for me was no Verizon cell service. However, the park has decent Wi-Fi albeit slow. The park features some special events, e.g. I went for a free night photo workshop, which was very well done. Also, there was a dutch oven cooking demonstration and other activities. I hope to return often. A great state park.

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The prior reviews are right on. This is a beautiful place to stay. Mostly wide, long, level back-in sites with utilities easily accessible. A large group (gaggle?) of wild turkeys came through the campground two times each day we were there. No one else was in the campground mid-week in November, but sites are well separated anyway. Just a relaxing, quiet, historical place. There is a well done, small museum at the visitors center. Register at the visitor's center, then go to the campground. The campground is on the east side of the highway a short distance from the visitor's center, which is on the west side of the highway. A wonderful example of how good a campground can be. Just 15 miles into Albany for the Old Jail Art Center, historical courthouse and dining and shopping. We hope to be able to go back soon.

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All long (80') gravel pull-throughs with decent site separation. This park is good for an overnight stop along Interstate 20. The price is right because there are no amenities. Each site was furnished with a picnic table. Utilities worked well and were easily accessible. We made reservations on line and never saw anyone running the park. There is some road noise and an occasional train passing close by but the noise was really not disturbing. We would stay again if needing a place to stop for the night.

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Good for an overnight stop. Long, level, gravel pull through with easily accessible utilities. Very easy and friendly check in. Good cable TV. Can be a little dusty and some train noise but only minor nuisances. They offer a complimentary continental breakfast and a cooked meal service, delivered to your site for nominal charges. As usual for KOAs, sites are narrow, too close, with no sitting space, and overpriced, but we would stay again.