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Rate reflects Good Sam Discount. Park is just west of I-75 with easy access. The park, likely once a pecan grove, roads and spacious mostly open sites are gravel and grass. The park office is at the far end of the park opposite the entry location. The long term residents appear to be placed off to the west side of the park farthest away from I-75. I-75 noise didn't seem to be a problem the night we were there, but weather conditions could change this. We recommend to minimize highway noise that you request a site on the southern end of the park as there is somewhat of a small hill between the park and I-75 at this end. We did not try the park cable TV or Wi-Fi, but satellite access is good throughout the park as well as Verizon and AT&T service. This is a good park for a nightly stop and we would consider it again.

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This is a county park located 4 or 5 miles west of I-475 and about a mile north of highway 80. Access from I-475 is very easy. The park web site does not provide much park information but we quickly discovered that phone reservations can be easily made and are recommended. There was no fee to make the reservation and no payment was requested until we checked in. The park is completely paved and each site has a concrete pad to park your RV on as well as having an adjacent pad with picnic table. Though the roads within the park are paved, in places they are very narrow, but we had no issues navigating these roads with our 40 ft Class A Motorhome with our toad attached. Grass is well maintained. Great views of the lake from just about all camp sites. Be aware that the water supply is below grade in a small hand hole. The hand hole was filled with water at our neighbor's site. We suggest that you carefully inspect the hand hole before reaching in as this is the South. There is no wi-fi or park cable, but there are many local off-the-air TV channels available, and most sites are quite open offering easy satellite access. Verizon and AT&T both had strong signals for voice and data. We would stay here again when passing through. Even though this park is a few minutes drive off the Interstate it is very nice and worth the short drive.

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The rate reflects a Passport America Discount. We've stayed at this park on several occasions while in route on I-75. This is a relatively small RV park located several hundred feet east of I-75 at an exit, making for easy access and a nice place to stop for a night. As stated in a recent review, though the park is relatively close to the Interstate, noise is minimal most nights. There are several longer term residents in the park and they are located for the most part in the rear of the park. The park is kept clean and everyone is friendly. The park is all gravel. Most sites have a concrete pad with picnic table. The sites nearer the south entrance, are open while those sites toward the back are more shaded with trees. There is no park cable, but there are several over the air stations available, and satellite access is good in the first two south most rows. There is not much in the immediate area as far as shopping or restaurants. If you need these amenities we would recommend you stop before your arrival.

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This park does not offer any discounts other than coupons found on their web site. However, we found that since we were unable to print the coupons as we had no printer with us in our motorhome, they would not honor even their own coupons without a hard copy. The park is easily accessible and is located about a mile south of I-20 on highway 441. We've stayed at this park three times over the last couple years and it has improved considerably this past year after the main roads in the park were paved. The sites remain gravel/dirt. About half the park are long term residents, but overnighters are parked in the sites located nearer the front of the park. This park is okay for an overnight stop, but we wouldn't recommend it for much more than this.

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The rate shown is based on the monthly rate plus the up charge for 50 amp service. This is our third winter for a monthly stay in the Lakes section of the park. The Lakes addition was opened three winter seasons ago and offers wider open spaces than the older part of the park, albeit the sites are gravel with an adjacent concrete pad and picnic table. Roads throughout the park are paved. The Lakes also had previously offered very good Camplink provided internet service delivered to each site via cable and park provided modems. However for reasons that completely escape us, the Park switched to Tengonet wi-fi. Either they don't care, or hadn't researched Tengonet's dismal history of service at other parks that use them. The result has been almost no internet connectivity so far for the 12 days that we have been here this year. To make matters even worse, many in the park have started using Verizon and AT&T cellular data services, for which neither providers were prepared for, with resulting slow service on their networks as well. The park now says that the problems will be fixed by mid-January, but in December they were saying the issues would be resolved by the end of 2015. On the positive side the park has a lot of residents that have returned year after year, and on the whole are very friendly. The park also supports many activities on a daily basis for those that are interested. The Park cable has a full complement of channels, however all are old analog signals. Over the air TV is very good with all the major networks accessible in HD. The Lakes section of the park had good satellite access throughout, however in much of the older sections of the park this will not be the case. Our primary criteria for an overnight RV park is security, relative quiet and easy in and out access. For an extended stay location, we need decent internet access which Riverside unfortunately no longer has.

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The rate reflects a Good Sams discount. This is a small, clean, but basic campground easily accessible from nearby I-40. There is a Flying J right at the exit, with the campground located about a quarter of a mile to the east and about the same distance north of highway I-40. The owners live on site. The campground roadways and sites are firm gravel. We agree with previous reviews, lots of shopping and restaurants not far away. Our site 3 was long enough to accommodate our 40 foot RV and toad without having to unhook. We did not notice noise from either the truck stop or highway, but realize that prevailing winds and temperature inversions can have a significant effect on this. Good Verizon and AT&T cell service. This is certainly a decent campground for an overnight stay.

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This park is owned and operated by the City of Claremore. The park is fully paved with nice asphalt paved roads and concrete paved sites throughout the campground. All sites are pull-through. However the sites are in pairs, with the utilities for the pair of sites located in between the two sites, RV's pull in opposite to each other. Therefore the utility side is close to your neighbor. The other side of each site has a nice grass area with picnic table and charcoal grill. The sites will handle up to a 45 foot motorhome, but not long enough to also accommodate another vehicle. Therefore most campers park their car parallel to the roadway either behind or in front of your RV. There are previous comments about railroad noise. The Campground has a full time host on site. The main Claremore Expo building is directly to the north and there is also an indoor City recreation center directly to the west of the campground. The rail tracks are actually located about a third of a mile as the crow flies away from the park with may residential homes between the campground and the tracks. We did hear a lot of train traffic during the day, but very little at night. Personally, we did not find the train noise objectionable. There were quite a full longer term residents in the park, at least during our four day stay, which the park host told us were traveling trades workers. There is no park cable, however there are many over-the-air HDTV signals available from nearby Tulsa. The laundry is FREE, and therefore usually quite busy, particularly in the evening hours. Also be aware that there are only 4 sites in the park that have 50 amps service. We would highly recommend that you call before arriving as this park is full a good deal of the time. This will be our first choice for a campground on any return visits to the area.

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This is a quiet campground owned by the City of Argonia. It is located less than a mile south of the city on a nice paved road providing easy access to the campground. There is also a nice paved bike/walking path from the City down to the campground. You can either self-register at the campground or go to the City Hall, clearly identified on the main street leading down to the campground. We registered at City Hall and were given a passcode for the campground WiFi but were unable to locate any signal. However, there was decent Verizon and AT&T cell coverage at the campground. This is a basic park, with a gravel loop taking you to the sites on firm grass. Most of the sites are full hookup, water, 50 amp and easy pull through. There is no cable TV, but there are several strong HDTV over the air signals available from nearby Wichita. The only issue we had was that the grass was full of pickers and burrs, enough that we had to carry our two dogs over to the road and back, as well as being very careful not to carry the pickers back into our RV. We did mention this to the lady at City Hall. She said she was unaware of this but would mention it to the grounds keepers. Perhaps the burrs are only a fall thing, only mentioning it so that readers are aware of this. We would certainly make this a stop on any future trip through this area.

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The rate reflects a Good Sams discount. We have stayed at this campground several times over the last 3 or 4 years while headed east or west on I-40, after trying several other campgrounds in the area. The campground is approximately 4 miles north of I-40 and easily accessible via a local highway. Early this year the campground has new owners who live on site and who seem to be continuing to give it the tender loving care that the previous owners had done. There are quite a few friendly seasonal campers here so highly recommend a call ahead just to make certain they will have a site for you. The grounds are well maintained and all the sites are well manicured and keep very clean. Needless to say, this campground is the first one on our list when passing through the area.

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This is a very basic old park that doesn't seem to have had much maintenance or care in a long time. As previously noted the road into the park is dirt, with twists, narrow and rutted, but passable even with a big rig. The campground is close to I-40 and it was time for us to stop after driving most of the day in rain. The campground interior is also primarily dirt with perhaps a bit of grass here and there. Most of the sites look fairly level and most are also pull thru with adequate roads through the interior to make it through the park. The 50 amp electric service at our site 9 did not have a disconnect or circuit breaker that we could find and therefore ended up connecting and disconnecting via a live receptacle, a very unsafe situation. Further the service receptacle was less than a foot above grade. The park was probably half occupied with longer term residents with a lot of junk lying around most of those sites. The campground served the purpose we needed it for the night we were there, but we'd certainly look for another campground when passing through the area the next time.

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Rate reflects a Good Sam discount. As previously noted, this is an older park with quite a few long term campers. However the park is quiet, access in and out is easy, there are some shade trees in the park, and the sites are quite level. A previous review indicated that there was a windmill "factory" next to the park. There is no factory. This is a storage lot for wind turbine parts and there is no noise from this storage lot. Also we must have missed the cattle feed lot referred to as well. We did not detect any unusual smells. Obviously, this park is not a destination park, but is more that suitable for an overnight stop. There was good satellite, Verizon and AT&T service at RJ's.

     

Limon KOA

Limon, Colorado

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Rate reflects KOA membership discount. Another typical KOA, gravel and mostly dirt. This park is easy to access from I-70 and is certainly acceptable for an overnight stop. The WiFi is free, contrary to a comment in a recent review. A code is required to access the WiFi network for each device, and the codes are available from the office without charge and we were told that this is the way it has been for a decade. Satellite, Verizon and AT&T service were good. Some highway noise, but we did not find it objectionable.

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The rate reflects the KOA membership discount. This park is located on the southeast corner of the I-70 exit and is easy to get into and out of. Be careful when entering as it may look like you are going through a gas station, but in fact the small road is in front of the station. This is another typical KOA, gravel and sand. However as previously noted, this KOA is very easy to access. Yes, it is near I-70, but we did not find the noise objectionable. Satellite, Verizon and AT&T reception is good.

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The rate is $24/day camping fee plus $7/day park access fee for a total per day cost of $31. In addition, if you make reservations on-line there is an additional reservation fee of $10 for each reservation. This is one of the nicest State Parks we have ever stayed at anywhere! All park roads are paved, and each site has a concrete parking area. The views of Colorado Springs from all of the camping sites at night are breathtaking. There is a very nice and clean restroom/shower building in each of the four camping loops, and the main building in the center of the campground includes a very nice laundry and small store. There are few trees so if you're looking for a lot of shade this park is not for you. Satellite and AT&T and Verizon service are good throughout the park. This is our campground of choice whenever in this area.

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Rate reflects America The Beautiful Senior pass, and off-season discount. This is one of three COE parks located on Wilson Lake. Lucas Park is located on the north side of the lake about 2 miles west of highway 232 and Sylvan Park COE campground. Lucas Park is quiet and secluded. The road from highway 232 into the Lucas Park campground is fully paved as well as the road through the park. The campground loops and site are good gravel based. Look carefully at each site when making a selection as each loop has some sites that include electric and water, as well as sites with electric only, and other sites with no services. There are many pull through sites as well as back-in sites in each of the three loops. Each of the loops have a small playground for the younger campers. Beach and boat access is also available within the park.