Maxine and Cinder

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Beautiful park in a gorgeous redwood forest. Small tight sites that are not always level. There is almost no cell phone reception and wifi is not reliable except for the in very middle of the night. There are small children driving around on battery powered cars and scooters, utilizing the same space as the 40 foot double axle class A motor homes. We left after one night because of the impossibility of communication with the outside world and the noise of the powered scooters.

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Great location just a stone's throw to the beach. Sites were paved pad with grass/dirt under the picnic table. Average level of maintenance at best. Lots of long term residents, some grouchy. First night was very noisy with lots of people drinking and talking loudly. The people next to us had at least a dozen people in their site. Next two nights were quieter and management enforced the curfew after we complained. Wifi was $5 per night and worked well (it was worth the $5). Laundry facilities were functional and reasonable. We grew to like this place by the 2nd day. Other choices in town have more traffic noise and don't take reservations; the bar is low.

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Wonderful campground - looks like the old fashioned campground that I remembered as a kid. Big sites with tall shrubs between make for lots of privacy. Paved road and clean graveled sites. Great utilities (except that wifi wasn't all that good). Immaculate laundry room, a grassy field for kids and dogs to play. Propane available for $2 a gallon and wood available at really reasonable prices. Nice people too. Pretty much everything that you want a campground to be. Note that we have Verizon and cell reception in this part of town is half a bar.

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Sites are of medium size, not that private, not much shrubbery between sites. Park is clean and well maintained. Location is quite nice; it's about a mile to the beach and backs to the prettier (but no hookups) state park campground. Wifi was pretty iffy. There's some bocce ball games, bean bag toss, a dog area. The restaurant in the front parking lot is pretty good and is certainly convenient.

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This campground is in a stunning setting, behind shallow dunes right on the beach! The campground is kind of basic, But the state is currently upgrading the campground and installing 55 sites with full hookups. Grading work has already begun and hopefully the state will do a good job. This place could be dynamite!

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This park is in a fantastic location. The front four RV spots on Main Street are noisier, but not bad. The back spots are quiet. The park is clean, well maintained, attracts a respectable clientele, and has friendly and supportive owners. The walk to the Embarcadero is less than five minutes and walk to downtown is less than two. WiFi and cable are excellent. Don't worry much about the lack of 50 amp because Morro Bay is rarely very warm. The laundry room is immaculate and is fairly priced.

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We pulled in and it appeared to be a very attractive park - nicely laid out with great trees. The positives stopped there when we realized that the park was jammed up right against the freeway. We pulled into our spot (a pull thru) easily enough and then realized that there was an enormous pothole at the front right-hand side of the spot. We had to talk to staff 4-5 times before they would fill it, which was going to be necessary for us to get out of the site two days later. The swimming pool was not filled with water. The KOA web site say that the pool opens April 13th and this was May 13, so we were not happy. Then we went to take a shower and there was no water pressure, because now they are filling the pool. They were filling the pool during the day when people need water and they hadn't notified anyone. We asked them to stop the pool filling so that we could do laundry and they grudgingly agreed for awhile. This campground suffers from lack of planning and grouchy staff. And, for the first time in 8 months of travel, the cable TV was terribly fuzzy and wasn't usable.

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This campground is right next to and level with the freeway. It is really really loud. That being said, there aren't many campgrounds in this area - so we stayed here. It was a decent place for one night. Some of the sites are much better than others. There are some larger and more level sites at the back. Some of the sites in the front and middle are not even close to level. We found a site that worked for us for the one night we were there. We didn't use the bathrooms, showers, or laundry. Management was friendly and helpful.

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Sites are in two loops - a pull thru loop and a backup loop. The pull thru loop has cable and larger sites. We were in the pull thru loop and most sites were level, decently spaced, and had good road access. Both the internet and the cable worked very well. Management was extremely friendly and helpful. The campground was clean and well maintained. The only real negative is that the freeway is very close and very loud.

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The state park itself is absolutely beautiful and has wonderful trails and visitor sites describing both the flora/fauna and the history of the area. We found the campground lacking. While the campground is quite pretty and sites are well separated by shrubbery, the roads are narrow and rutted and are overgrown by shrubbery in many places. We were hit by trees on our roof FIVE times between campsites C1 and C7. Leveling is also an issue, very few of the sites are level - some are as much as a foot out of level from front to back. The state park has WiFi, but you need to be within a few feet of the store for it to work. We were pleased to see that there were laundry facilities - that is until we saw them. The laundry room was really dirty, expensive ($2 for a wash and $2 for a dry) and full of old light fixtures and a pane of glass just sitting on the floor. We complained to park management and absolutely nothing was done during the week we were there. We also complained about the overgrown shrubbery and the same nothing was done.

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Rate was $60 per nite less 15% with the Outer Banks Card (good only off season) plus fee for dog plus fee for cable. Campground fronts the ocean and the sound. It is almost all grass with few trees and shrubs. Sites are cement and roads are asphalt. It's not a scenic wonder, but it is well maintained and clean. There are lots of amenities with tennis, mini golf, a playground and three pools (one indoor with a hot tub). Buildings are pleasant and well maintained. We were amazed that there was an indoor pool. WiFi was wonderful, but the campground was only about 20% full, so its hard to know how it would be with more campers. The beach wasn't great - water levels were too high to even walk there. That may be different in the summer. Park staff was really helpful; far better than most.

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Pool was closed. Laundry room was closed "indefinitely". Entry gate did not work well. Otherwise an attractive and nicely maintained park. Lots of grass, not much shade, beautiful creek. Friendly staff. Note that most residents have full time park models, which are nicely maintained. Park was very quiet except for the people next to us. We complained and park management was very helpful.

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Fabulous location on the barrier island! The campground sits on a small hill that slopes towards the dunes. Sites on the hill have a view of the water. Sites fronting the dunes do not, but have great beach access. The campground has nicely paved roads, lots of well maintained grass and some (not a lot) of trees. There is lots of green, but not that much shade. Our site was near the dunes and it was generously sized and easy to access. The entrance to the campground is a little bit constricted, so watch for that. We loved this campground. The only real negative is that the base rate is expensive and there are extra charges for everything. Cable is another $2 per day, a dog is another $5 a day, and there is also a charge for guests who stay over an hour and for wifi. Laundry is also expensive, but the facilities are immaculate. Note that the coin machine and half of the dryers were not working at the time we were there.

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Immaculate and well maintained campground. Level sites, good access to Wilmington. Nice laundry room, beautiful pool, cute store. Managers are friendly and helpful. Note that there is an RV wash facility just outside of the campground. We would give it a 10, but the roads are not paved and it gets a little dusty.

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We tire of state parks where policy is more important than the customer. There was an RVer who wanted to stay longer and rent the "campground host" spot, since it was going to be empty. The ranger gave him a flat no with no reason. So he had to leave and the spot stayed empty. What a waste! The campground is attractive and clean with some semi-open sites and some wooded sites. There are overhanging branches that hit our motorhome roof on the entry road and on roads within the park. Roads are paved and sites are dirt, mostly level. The only trash receptacle was a full 1/3 mile from our campsite (we paced it off), and there are no dog waste bags or receptacles anywhere. Only a few sites had sewer hookups, but there is a triple dump station at the entry/exit that is in good shape. Watch the entry causeway road; it is very narrow and there are bicyclists on the road. The check-in parking lot has a big tree blocking at least 50% of the access, and you check in behind a long line of people buying supplies at the store.