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Rate reflects KOA club discount. You couldn’t get any closer and not be in the National Monument as this KOA is located right at the entrance. Another typical KOA, gravel everywhere. We were treated to large gravel trucks spreading additional dusty gravel around the park roads both days we were here. The second day, the pool was drained for inexplicable reasons. No discount offered for the loss of this amenity either. The park Wi-Fi barely worked. The good news was that Verizon and AT&T both offered strong service. Having said all of the preceding, given that there is no other full service camping opportunity this close to the park, we would probably stay here again if we were to return.

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The park accepts cash or check only for the camp fee. This park couldn’t be easier to access from I-29. There are many sites spread out in this fairgrounds, with good proximity to the Sioux Falls metro area. There is a railroad track just outside the west fence, but this appears to be a spur into a business and we saw no rail traffic during our stay. The Fairgrounds is not far off the flight path of the Sioux Falls airport and there were a few incoming flights during the afternoon and early evening hours, but no flights after mid-evening. Good satellite, AT&T, and Verizon reception. The fairgrounds camp does have a host that lives on site in the campground and he made many rounds over the course of the day and night. We felt perfectly safe at this camp ground and would stay here again.

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This park is easy to get to from either I-80 or I-35 and is an extremely well maintained RV park. As previously noted, this park does cater to longer term campers, but welcome over-night stays as well. Make certain that you call ahead and reserve as this park has very few vacant sites available most of the time. The office is off-site but they will check you in over the phone and deliver your receipt to your site. We strongly suggest that you stay away from sites 1-64, 291, 293 and 322 as they are smaller, narrower, mostly gravel, and seem to be occupied by the longer term residents. Don’t be concerned about using a back-in site as the road ways and sites are very wide and properly angled for easy access. There is Internet available only for a fee, but we do not know how well it may work as we did not use it. Good Verizon and AT&T cell available. Though the park is in a rural farm area, good shopping is only a couple miles away as well as an amusement park. We had stayed at this park twice over the last couple years and will certainly use it again in our travels through the Des Moines area.

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Park is near I-70, but far enough away that there was no highway noise. Nice fenced dog run. Clean park, many seasonal, quiet residents. Wi-Fi weak, but worked most of the time. Roads in the park are all gravel and dusty. Though the park was largely empty we were sandwiched between two trailers blocking their views and unnecessarily crowding two neighbors that were there for the week. Most of the sites are quite narrow and our one slide out was almost on top of the next door neighbor’s picnic table.

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Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Close to I-24, easy access, but no highway noise. Very nice fenced dog run. The campground web site looks better than the park actually is. It is a tired park, dusty gravel roads and sites, with little grass, with the exception of the dog run. Lots of long-term residents. However for a place for the night in the Paducah area it’s acceptable. The new park owners (2013) still have more work to do.

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Rate is Good Sams rate. This is a very nice quiet, immaculately clean park and an excellent example of where the park owners display true pride of ownership. Good Wi-Fi. The park does have many very friendly seasonal campers, mostly more mature, few children, all sites clean and kept in the best possible condition. Roads and parking areas are hard-packed gravel smooth, no ruts, no dust. Lush well maintained lawns at all large sites. We have stayed at all three main RV parks in this area and Spring Lake is by far the best. We will certainly include a stop at this park as we pass through central Tennessee again.

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This park is located about 4 miles south of the Badlands National Park main entrance off Highway 44. If you access the park via I-90 exit 131 you will pass through the National Park. If you advise that you are just passing through they will allow you to pass no charge. There are very few RV campground choices in this area and this park rate reflects that. This is a typical KOA, with gravel roads and sites. WiFi almost worked some of the time. Be aware that there is no cell service within this campground, though there is one working pay phone within the park. Cell service is available within much of the National Park. The park cable TV consists of 13 analog channels. A few of the sites may provide satellite access and if needed specify by phone to the camp ground well before your arrival.

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Easy off/on I-94; some road noise by not objectionable. This park is actually in the Grass Lake area, but very close to Jackson. Park roads paved, sites are hard packed gravel. This is a smaller clean park with mostly seasonal residents, and very friendly office staff. There are several very long pull-through sites that could accommodate just about anything and are all very level. Most sites satellite friendly, good Verizon and AT&T service. Not a fancy park, but a nice, clean place to stop for a night or longer when in the Jackson, MI area.

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Park is relatively close to I-71, but no road noise. Approximately 8 miles east of Kings Island amusement park, campground is occupied by many seasonal campers that need to clean up around their sites. There are quite a few pull-through sites occupied by short term campers, however nearly all the pull-through sites are extremely unlevel front to back. We saw several motorhomes with their front wheels off the ground in an attempt to level. The 50 amp service did not work at our assigned site. We reported it to the office and offered to move to another site as there were many vacant, but were told to stay at the current site. The service was fixed when a person arrived that we believe was the owner, and he replaced the circuit breaker. He was quite rude and made us feel as though we were inconveniencing him. Very early the next morning, 5:30 AM, we were abruptly awakened by very loud crashing sounds of the campground dumpsters being emptied. Be aware that if you have made a reservation and need to cancel, the campground will not refund anything regardless of circumstances. There were way to many things wrong with this park to get us to ever consider a return visit.

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This park is hard to rate as it is still under development as a true RV resort. A community center and pool are under construction. This is an Owner type park, but many sites are available for rent. The park currently has 22 sites, all sites fully paved (concrete) including patios. Grounds are very nicely landscaped and maintained, and all interior roads are also fully paved. There is a railroad track to the west of the park, but we only heard two trains during our 3 day stay and both were during the daytime so not an issue. Park accepts cash or check only. The park does include wi-fi. Though cable TV is not yet available there are many stations available off the air. Good Verizon and AT&T cell service are also available. This is by far the best RV park in the area outside of Traverse City, though it is at least 30 miles away. Kalkaska is only about 8 miles straight north with good grocery and fuel stops. This was our first visit to this park, but it will certainly be our park of choice on future visits to this area.

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Rate is KOA discount rate. Easy access from I-20, but park is quiet. There are two loops in the park with the south loop, nearer to I-20, and seems to be mostly occupied with longer term residents. The northern loop, nearer the park entry, seems to be more over nighters and where the park hosts also reside. Park is all gravel. We had a pull through in the northern loop and we found that the sewer connections are almost at the back end of the site with the electrical/water/cable about midway. As a result park sewer connection was about 20 feet from our MH sewer connection. CG cable TV limited analog only. Good satellite access and good Verizon LTE and AT&T service.

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Rate is senior rate. This state owned park is located about 15 miles north of I-20 Brandon, and about 4 miles east of the Natchez Trail Parkway, a bit off the main Interstate, but well worth the detour. Fully paved roads/sites, great grass and landscaping between sites. The newer sites have wide enough pavement to park your toad along side your RV. Wi-Fi access only near office. Strong Verizon LTE and AT&T. No cable TV, but many OTA TV channels available as well as good satellite access in most of the park. This park allows unlimited length of stay and there are many longer term residents. That being said, residents are very friendly and quiet. Park is extremely clean and safe with park police and park hosts living on site.

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Good Sams rate. Easy access from I-20. As previously noted, check-in must be done over the phone, but no problem. Called, gave us two sites to choose from. We took the wider site near the front of the park, then called back and completed registration. Roads and sites all gravel. A basic park. Mostly long term residents, but front of park seems to be kept open for over nighters. Park was mostly quiet with some noise from nearby truck stop. Wi-Fi apparently available but we were not given the access passcode and we felt it was too late in the evening to call again to obtain code. Strong Verizon LTE and AT&T. No cable, but was able to access satellite TV no problem even though park has lots of tall trees.

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Rate is PA rate which is cash only. Credit cards taken for Good Sams rate. Roads paved, wide level packed gravel sites with grass between sites. Clean, well groomed park. Park buildings in excellent condition. Dog park is great for our small dogs, fenced fully to ground level. Park just the right distance from I-20 (half mile). No highway noise. Wi-Fi barely usable with only 15% park occupancy. Good Verizon LTE and AT&T service. Many OTA TV channels, and good satellite access from all sites. Great over night or longer stay.

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Rate is Good Sams nightly rate. PA rate is $16.50 for one night only. Nice quiet clean park located on the west side of Lubbock with one of the best most secure dog runs we've seen. Roads/sites firm gravel. Wi-Fi worked fairly well except during heavy use periods. One of the best parks in the area to visit Lubbock. All major shopping, Texas Tech, very close. Some traffic noise from nearby highway 82, but we didn't feel it was an issue for us. Good Verizon and AT&T. Many long term residents present, but nothing laying around, well enforced park policies. Everyone friendly. Park management lives on site. Would certainly stay here again when in the Lubbock area.