Danno

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About Danno

We are retired full time RVers. I was in the USAF for 30 years & we decided to travel before choosing a place to live. We had a 40 ft toy hauler (5er) for 2 years & now have a 35 ft 5er. My ratings basis: Lot of space between units, easy in/out, well placed utils that work, long level sites, amenities commensurate with price, no frustrations/harassment, family friendly, no trashy permanents, no rogue tree branches, & wide paved interior roads (e.g. no dust). Happy trails!

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This is a great place to stay & explore Yellowstone! I liked the layout of the park although the gravel roads raise dust all the time. The east side sites are a variety of well spaced gravel pull thrus and back ins, all of which are suitable for big rigs. They charge more for a lake side site with no additional amenities & that wasn't worth it to me since you can see the lake from all sites. The west side sites are cheaper still because you are nestled behind the cabins. Bathrooms, showers, & the laundry are in the store which is a good distance from the east side sites. Camp wifi worked okay but lagged at times. At least it worked because Verizon barely had a 3G signal. AT&T signal was a little stronger at 3 bars & 4G. The rate shown is based on a weekly rate. They have a small fenced dog park and pay boat ramp plus a few things for kids like volleyball. But there isn't a whole lot to do here unless you are fishing or have a boat. All sites are satellite friendly & there's no cable TV. When I reserved a site, they sent me a long email which included a rude threat to charge a minimum of $100 for any violation of park policies. I realize this is just CYA, but it's rude to threaten your good campers who have done nothing wrong. For that reason alone, I will choose a West Yellowstone campground next time. Otherwise, this park is fine.

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This campground is acceptable if your expectations and needs are low. As mentioned, sites are all level paved back-ins suitable for rigs up to maybe 42 feet long. A bigger rig might fit along the fence line. The interior road is wide enough to make backing easy, especially since they enforce the "no parking in the road" rule. You park beside your rig and can't stay hooked up. They have 2 rows with RVs and if you venture one row further, you are in a somewhat rundown trailer park. They have a few channels on cable which worked fine. Their Wi-Fi is free but it kept knocking me off so I had to log on over and over. It took me 3 tries just to submit this review. There's a small laundry but not much else. I saw no picnic table and no fire rings. You are sandwiched in pretty good so you won't be able to use an awning except to cover your own vehicle. Both Verizon and AT&T had good signals. Given I couldn't find anything better in Billings, I guess I'd stay here again.

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This is an okay campground for a night or two. Gravel sites are all in one long row along a paved interior road and all looked reasonably level. Five sites are 50Amp (one reserved for handicap) and 17 sites are 30Amp. All have water and no sewer and there is a dump. All sites are 90 degree back-ins but it wasn't difficult since there's nothing across the road from your site to get in the way. I saw a 45' bus in a site. If he can get in, anyone can get in! I was able to back in far enough to tuck my pickup and 5er in the site (53' nose to tail). Rate includes $3 for park entry. As others mentioned, trains are a detractor. The bathroom had two unisex separate rooms, each with a plumbed toilet, sink, and shower. The toilets were pretty disgusting but the showers weren't bad. There's no wifi or cable. Satellite would work from most sites. Both ATT & Verizon had 4G good signals. You can reserve & pay for a site online from their web page or at the entry booth. None of the RVs looked long term or like oil field workers. I'd say they are enforcing their 2-week maximum stay. We'd stay here again.

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Not much has changed since my review last year. They repaved the roads with the benefit of no more potholes. But that comes at a price as they removed potential dry camping pull outs. The campground was generally a little over half full for our visit in late July & early August with sites always available. They don't take reservations. A new MWR chief was staying in the campground in his RV and he said he intends to make improvements ... time will tell what changes, if anything. One improvement this year is the wifi. The signal was much stronger and worked well this year. Mosquitos are still thick so bring your repellent! Rate is only $12/night if you have a National Park senior pass. ATT & Verizon still give strong signals.

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Nice campground with long, level gravel back-in sites suitable for any size rigs. If desired, you can reserve a site online but that will cost you an additional $7. With taxes and a $4-6 entry fee per car, we paid about $28 per night for a 2 night stay--a little steep for an electric only site. All sites are 50A electric only & generously spaced apart with a picnic table & fire ring. I only saw a couple of water spigots so bring plenty of fresh water. There is a dump if needed. Heavy shade will likely prevent satellite access. Both Verizon & ATT had good signals. There are some nice bike trails in the park and in downtown Sioux Falls.

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We really enjoyed this quiet county park! Black Hawk County runs several RV parks and they really take care of them well. Black Hawk Park has spacious back-ins and a couple of pull thrus. Most are FHU but a few are electric only. Sites are generously spaced apart, some with full shade and others with partial shade, & big rig suitable. Our site was over 60' long with a level concrete pad. They don't take reservations. You self-register at a kiosk. Nearby Big Woods RV park is also county run and very similar, except it does take reservations for some sites. Our pedestal had a bad 50A circuit breaker and the county promptly sent someone to repair it. If you ride a bike, you'll love all the bike trails that connect the campgrounds to miles of well-maintained paved trails through Cedar Falls and Waterloo. There's also a free archery range and gun range in the park. We were there over a weekend in July and many sites were still available. Verizon had a strong signal and ATT had a weak but functional signal. We had a satellite friendly site. We'll be back for a longer visit!

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Excellent state campground! With everything there is to do here, this park could easily be a destination park for those in nearby cities. We were visiting friends and didn't get to enjoy the water park or historic 1920s farm. But we did ride the paved bike trail. They have a nice play area for kids, hiking, fishing, and historic places to visit nearby. There is an extra one-time fee of $8/$10 per car but that is good for your stay. There's no wifi or cable TV. We were able to get satellite but just barely between the trees. Verizon worked well but ATT had a weak data signal (2 bars). Sites are generously spaced with trees for privacy in the FHU area. Sites on the east side are electric only (50/30A) with water spigots within walking distance. The bathhouse is on the electric only side. There's a dump when you exit the camp. Interior roads are paved & sites are gravel. Back-ins are nicely angled for easy in/out. Make your reservation for specific sites on Reserveamerica.com.

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I like this KOA but it comes with some caveats. Good things include wide enough roads to maneuver, nice pool and other activities for the kids, including a very worn mini-golf course. My only real hesitation is the lack of level sites. We stayed in one of the ten full hookup pull-throughs at the lowest level. I was able to level my 5er by lowering the nose landing gear fully. I don't like doing that, but at least I was able to get level. Some of the other campsites up the hill were laughable. Many slope both front to rear and side to side. Granted most of these were their smaller sites but still, do some leveling before graveling in these sites. We also rented one of their cabins for a few days and it was very nice for about $100 per night. Wi-Fi connected okay but seldom provided an Internet connection. Both Verizon and AT&T had good signals. There is road noise from nearby I-65 too. The KOA put on a very nice fireworks show on the 4th. I'd stay here again but be ready for leveling challenges.

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Very nice park! Well laid out sites provide ample room and easy in/out. Gravel roads lead to mostly level concrete pads of varying lengths. Many sites are suitable for big rigs. They provide free cable and many sites would be good for satellite too. Friendly staff. Only negative is you may have a long hike to the bathhouse & laundry depending on which site you get. There were a few long term campers but that didn't detract. There's a catch & release fishing pond, a small outdoor pool, and a nice meeting room adjacent to the laundry. Sites closer to the highway will have road noise. Both Verizon & ATT worked well. I had a good signal on the campground WiFi on my external antenna.

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Forget your anxiety and bring your RV to Fort Wilderness! Tolls coming south into Orlando were only $9.75 for my 4 axle rig. The park itself is very easy to navigate. I read the reviews and knew the premium sites would be right for us. We paid a little more but the space was worth it. Our large 60' concrete back-in was easily wide enough for the RV and picnic table plus two large vehicles. If you get the slightly cheaper standard sites, you'll have a sandy area for a tent too. For large rigs, premium is the way to go. We had no issues other than a 2 hour power outage during a storm. Disney washes each pad between campers and maintains the area extremely well. There's a $5 upcharge for pets. We were in loop 800 and loved it. Free Wi-Fi is available too if you put a deposit down for their cable modem. Both AT&T and Verizon had strong signals. Satellite TV is unlikely but Disney has adequate cable TV too. One caveat -- the mugs you buy to get drinks for your entire visit only work in Fort Wilderness, not in the parks. That wasn't clear before we laid down $16+ each for 5 mugs.

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This is an acceptable low frills campground for an overnight stop. They park overnighters on one-half of a very long grassy pull-through in the center of the park. I presume if they ever got busy enough, they might have someone back into the other half but I didn't see that while I was there. Interior roads are paved. Hookups worked fine with a $2 surcharge for 50 amp. There's no shade in the central area but there were also a few grassy pull-throughs at the park entrance with some shade. There's a laundry and clean but dated restrooms & showers. Park Wi-Fi worked fine. Cable TV worked but was fuzzy even after I checked the connection. Long termers seemed friendly enough. We'd stay here when passing through. Both Verizon and AT&T worked fine. Sites were good for satellite too.

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The site I booked on KOA's web page said, "These sites are 70' to 75' long..." When I got there, they assigned me to a site that was 55' long. I looked around and saw longer sites available. I booked the longer site because I park my tow car behind my rig and everything fits if I get what I book. I met the owner and she said their booking system has no way to tell what size site you booked. Well that's not the customer's problem. The worker who escorted me to the site on Day 1 said I could squeeze my car behind the rig. On Day 2, a different worker said I needed to park my car elsewhere. I'm not a complainer and it's my fault that I accepted the shorter site. However, I shouldn't need to complain to get what I booked! Beyond just the short site, they park you awning close to your neighbor. My neighbor's pedestal was 6' from my front door and their sewage hose was 5' feet from my picnic table. Yuch. Wifi & cable TV worked fine. Both Verizon & ATT had good signals. Were it not for the site snafu, I would rank them a 5 (average) due to tight spacing between rigs.

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Superb Corps of Engineers park! Roads are asphalt with long, level concrete sites suitable for any size rig, easy in/out. Most sites are water & electric only but a few are full hook-up. A few sites are pull-through but most are easy back-in. You sign up for specific sites online. Only some sites can be reserved with the rest held for walk-ups. If you have a boat or like to fish, this would be a great getaway. There's no Wi-Fi unless you bring it, but both Verizon and AT&T had good signals. Large mature trees and heavy shade make satellite access possible only with a portable dish. There are also a lot of ticks as we pulled 6 off our dog and one off me in only 4 days. There are 3 small laundries, each with 1 washer and 1 dryer.

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Nice place to stay for a few days. Sites vary from big-rig size to travel trailer size. Our site 24 was just 40' long. Some sites have a separate parking pad for a TV, but ours didn't. There is overflow parking available. I noticed they upgraded to 50Amp service on most and possibly all sites. I didn't check them all but every one I checked was 50A. All sites are W/E only with a waste dump available. No WiFi but Verizon had a 3-bar signal and ATT had about the same. Bathrooms appear to only be cleaned once every few days.

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A great camping spot for military eligible folks! There's a stocked fishing lake a short walk away too. I didn't see any boats or a boat ramp. As others mentioned, wifi & phone service are real spotty. We mostly had 1 bar or no service with ATT and Verizon was about 2 bars at best. Many of the 50Amp sites are good for satellite but most of the 30Amp sites are deep in the trees. You can only reserve the 30Amp W/E only sites but you can take a 50Amp full hookup if available when you get there. They still require you to give them your Social Security number when checking in which really irritates me. The Army is so slow moving into the 21st century! We had a long pull thru full hookup which was nicely spaced from our neighbors and easy in/out. Three sites were fully paved and the rest are gravel. Most sites are big rig suitable too. Trees needed trimming going into the 30Amp W/E area but those sites would take any size rig too. There's a camp host for after hours support.