Frances and Sparky

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Only a handful of sites level enough for a 43ft RV, sewer connections not EPA or MT EPA compliant (I'm reporting this), children managing the office. Never again, and we're telling everyone we know. If you use a cabin or have a SHORT trailer, probably OK if you can stand the sewer smell. We tried 3 sites to find one where less than 3 axles came off the ground or where our slides could come out.

     

Newton KOA

Newton, Iowa

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Wonderful owner and workers, park-like setting, the playground and pool were far away. Nothing bad here EXCEPT the interstate, which is loud. We blocked the noise at night with the A/C, and slept like babies. We will stay here again if we come this way again.

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Mom and dad and the kids, or grandma and grandpa and the kids and grandkids, all very close to us, with the kids making more noise than a rugby stadium. Campfires smoking us out, and the TRAIN! 3 motorhomes in the entire park, the rest trailers of relatives, some on concrete blocks for the summer. We wanted to take the ferry, but were afraid little Timmy or little Mary would set fire to the coach. We left as soon as we could. Don't stay here if you value your sleep and aren't a young parent or dotting grandparent. The name says it all - daycare for parents and their children.

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The "guard house" was abandoned, the roads almost impossible, the site electric threatened electrocution, the water stank, and we didn't feel safe leaving the coach for an excursion. Very rough people as "greeters", no site map, and we feared for our safety -slept with the pistol loaded right next to my head.

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We expected a map of the park with the layout thereof when we checked in. Went to ask for one after parking and were given a "City Guide" selling places to spend our time and money in Augusta. We expected the picture on their website, specifically a tight but tidy parking pad with grass around it. We got a gravel spot with a concrete pad and a nice picnic table and a concrete edge with sand and chunks of rock around it. In summary, this is a trailer park with some RV slots grafted into it, and everything seems to be a back-in, which is kind of rough on the mostly sand and chunks of rock access roads when the coach is 43 feet long and the toad adds 17 more feet. It's 103 in the shade and there isn't any shade. We won't return unless there is no alternative.

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This was the last stop on a 5,000 mile trip and it was worth the wait. Home cooked food (or junk food) delivered to you if you like - the owner's wife is the cook. Lava flows, cactus, birds - we loved it. The children in the playground were noisy - but not at inconvenient times. Very long pull through, easy in and out, and the utilities worked very well. Wonderful host and hostess! We will return soon and spend a few days exploring! This is what a KOA should be - the only drawback was the ubiquitous train, always found along Route 66.

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Your basic KOA with a gas pump that works, some cabins and a small lake nearby. Right on the interstate. This park has seen better days and was damaged by big winds, perhaps the tornadoes of 2013, but it was clean. The entry and exit required effort for our rig and we had to unhook our toad to make the turns in to and out off the park. We would stay here again only if we needed to. Elk City and Clinton are easy to pass by.

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Nice campground, all the utilities worked well, and we didn't hear the interstate at night. Next to rolling fields. Very large pull-through site for our rig so we didn't have to unhook the toad. We would stay here again.

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Very quiet and restful setting (no train!). The utilities worked very well. Most spaces were full, but everyone was quiet and enjoying themselves. We really needed a restful night and got exactly that. We will stay here again.

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Your basic place to stay while on the road on Route 66. Very rustic, used to be a motel. We would not recommend for children. All the utilities worked very well. We have stayed here before and would stay again.

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Nice location for this part of Michigan. Friends came out from Chicago to visit. Fairly level gravel site, good utilities, very nice folks. Free entertainment provided by folks getting stuck parking their 5th wheel for the summer. We had to leave our toad at the main office. Sites are very close, so the way out was exciting until we made our turn. We would stay here again as long as we get the same site - others appeared too short or narrow (trees) for our rig (43 ft).

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Wonderful location, trees, grass, peace and quiet, just like their website says. Good site, good connections, nice people. Leaving the site was difficult because we're so long (43 feet plus the toad), but there were enough empty spaces in the right place to make the big turn around. We would stay here again.

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Great location surrounded by corn fields. I-94 is 2 miles away, and so is the train. We didn't hear either unless we strained to listen. Great site, great host, we really enjoyed the peace and quiet - and posted a picture on Facebook! Do not stop here if you want to be entertained, swim or occupy children - we liked it that way, but others might not. We will stay here again next year.

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Wonderful place! Good gravel pull-through site with good connections. Lots of trees, open field, bunnies hopping about and birds. Very charming! Great folks at the office. But then there are the trains. Eleven (11!) of them between midnight and 6am, long, loud and on the horn from one end of town to the other. My sweetie pie got no sleep at all! Originally rated an 8, we took it back to a 5 because of the trains.

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Great concrete pull-through site, very good connections and plenty of space. Charming and friendly folks who were very helpful. The noise from the interstates (there are 2) was fairly low. We would stay here again.