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This was a nice surprise in a great location. Although all sites were gravel, it as great for the price. Just across the Arkansas River from Heifer, International, The Clinton Presidential Library, a large park, and great restaurants (The Flying Fish had the best catfish we'd ever eaten). We found the area safe and nice for walking to local sites. This is owned by the City of Little Rock, and we have grown quite fond of the small, municipal RV parks. There were no frills here, but we don't need them and don't like to pay for what we don't use. The price reflects Passport America rate.

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There weren't many options available in this area. We chose this as it seemed near the interstate. We got there near dusk and had a very difficult time finding the place and once there had difficulty figuring out the sites available. Once parked, it was a muddy mess. The owner was friendly enough but we'd rather park at Wal-Mart than be in this mess, once a mobile home park in process of converting to RV park.

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This was such a lovely place, despite the 2-3" of snow on the ground. We stayed two nights to avoid traveling in a snowstorm and what a nice respite it was. The owners/staff were friendly, the office sold jams and jellies that were delicious. Everything was nice and neat and we had no complaints at all. Would definitely stay here again.

     

Joplin KOA

Joplin, Missouri

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This park that confirms my opinion that KOAs, are, on the whole, not worth the money paid to stay there. We arrived on a day when it had snowed days before and thawed, snowed, and thawed, and snowed. It was a muddy mess, slippery, and scary to walk around in. We were going to be in the area several days but left the next morning to find better accommodations. We would not stay here again.

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We stayed here as part of Amazon's "Camperforce" program. Although Wi-Fi was available, it was very slow. We ended up getting Wi-Fi and TV through the local Cox Communications. The owner was friendly, laundry and showers clean. Our needs were taken care of in a friendly and efficient manner. This is the only place in Coffeyville within walking distance of restaurants and stores. We would stay here again. Our site was paid for by Amazon.

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Although we were told this was in a "bad" part of town, we felt perfectly safe here. As others have stated, the sites are rather close together. However, most have a privacy divider between the sites and there is a lovely greenbelt with abundant picnic tables behind the sites--very parklike. Just lovely. We had Tulsa-area acquaintances meet us here and they were pleasantly surprised. We would definitely stay again if in the area.

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What a little oasis just off I-40!! This city park is adjacent to the golf course and it couldn't have been nicer. It's far enough off the interstate to be very quiet and the view of the lush, green fields made our stay very pleasant. The price was a bargain! The swimming pool is only seasonal and was closed when we were there, but there is a fishing pond and playground in the city park compound as well as walking trails. Each site had a picnic table and everything was neat and tidy. Although there are no sewer hookups, there is a free dump site. We just stayed one night as we were passing through the area, but this RV park could very easily be a destination park in the summer and early fall. We would stay here again.

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Can you say full hookups for FREE? This small area just adjacent to the parking lot of the Lucky Star Casino has water/electric/sewer for no cost. They ask you to limit your stay to 3-4 days, and that's more than reasonable. They assume you will spend money at the Casino. Maintenance and security staff were very friendly and since we stayed there only a few months after the deadly tornado in adjacent El Reno, they told us if a tornado warning was in effect they'd come and knock on our door so we could go to the safer area in the Casino itself for shelter. The spaces are VERY close together but the fifth wheeler next to was able use it's pull out. No room for our awning though, but enough room for a few chairs. The parking lot lights were a bit bright and there was some highway noise, but nothing jarring. And definitely worth the drive about seven miles north of El Reno/I-40 to stay either overnight or for a few days. We would definitely stay again. Get there early in the afternoon to assure yourself a spot!!

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There's nothing fancy here, but definitely adequate for an overnight stay. The town of Tucumcari itself is interesting and worthwhile to see the remnants of the Route 66 heyday. Our site was fine, but we were not able to get AT&T phone service or Wi-Fi. We did not use any of the facilities. Personnel were friendly. We'd stay here overnight if again in the area.

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This was a strange park. Although fairly new, it is on the site of a former mobile home park and is on the main road in town, walking distance from restaurants, grocery store, and a mall. Pros: Walking distance from areas stated above. Clean showers, laundry, and rest rooms. Cable TV service included Friendly maintenance staff. Cons: Flies, flies, flies!!! Cicada's very loud. Beautiful new clubhouse only open during business hours (four hours a day). If you need to stay an extra week or so, you pay full rate plus metered electric. They only take credit cards; no cash or checks. Advertised "free" Wi-Fi did not reach throughout the park, so if you want a shady area (and it was 90 degrees in the day all during our stay), you will have to purchase your own Wi-Fi if this is important to you. Fortunately we found a neighbor who gave us his password. No AT&T service for phone or mobile Wi-Fi No shelter when tornado sirens sounded and office staff had no idea of a place to go to. Motorhome sunk a full 10 inches into the ground after a heavy rainfall and had to be pulled out. Price reflects the average for a 40-day stay; one month at the monthly 30-amp rate (included electric) then 10 days at full price and metered electric. We wouldn't stay here at this time of year ever again with the heat, flies, lack of storm shelter, mud, and lack of Wi-Fi.

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This is a little piece of Heaven!!!! By far the nicest forest service campground we've ever encountered. Wide access roads - all blacktop as well as blacktop parking aprons. The campsites in the lower section, around the circle to the left as you enter, have beautiful concrete patios on which are a picnic table, grill, and fire pit. It was peaceful and the noise of the gurgling stream was louder than that of the road. The vaulted toilets were spotlessly clean and the camp host set out fabric softener sheets in the vents to keep it smelling nice and cut down on the flies. We stayed here four nights and although there were no hookups, potable water is available to fill up your containers of any sort including the motor home water tank. Also, you are able to drain your gray water into the treed area alongside the site. The campsites were large and private. Our AT&T 3G service worked great. Fire wood is available at $6 a bunch; kindling is free. We did not experience the problems with flies as one other reviewer detailed. We would love to stay here again and may make it a destination some time in the future.

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This campground is located about five miles from Taos Plaza in Taos Canyon. And although it is surrounded by trees, it is old and derelict. There is a “lodge” In an A-frame but these rooms are uninhabitable. A brief walk around the park finds run-down older RVs and trailers, about an acre of just junk, and a lot of dangerous material sitting around. The junk on the opposite side of the road is also owned by Sierra Village and is inhabited by several permanent residents. There is a laundry, also derelict --and expensive -- $2 a load to wash and $1.00 to dry – but most of the time one needs to run their load through twice. There are a couple larger washers at $3 a load but permission is needed to use them. There are supposed to be two showers in the laundry area but one does not work. There is a shower/bathroom building with four semi-outdoor showers but only two or three are usable – watch out for the brown recluse spiders. The toilets? Some may work sometimes. There is no cell phone service whatsoever and no satellite reception. The free WiFi is very slow. Being without phone service, we attempted a VOI (voice over internet) app, but the strength (or lack of it) of the WiFi rendered this an exercise in futility. The sites themselves are small and the owner will put your rig in the smallest possible space. We watched on numerous occasions as larger rigs jockeyed around barely able to fit in the site assigned. Each site is supposed to have a picnic table, but they are of variable quality, unpainted and fraught with dry rot. And this isn’t the worst of the campground’s problems. Electrical service at your site may or may not work or may be just work part time. Brown outs and complete failure were common. The website says there are nature trails, but several people complained of not being able to find them. When one work camper went up to where he thought there was a trail, he found an abandoned party area with beer bottles, food wrappers, and signs of a campfire (during a fire ban). Due to the drought, there is no water running in the advertised stream (Rio Fernando de Taos). I’d give this campground a zero, except for the presence of lovely hummingbirds – dozens of them!! Many campers had hummingbird feeders for their enjoyment. Just remember to put away the feeders at night, as not to attract the campground bear.

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After much of the last six months spent at RV parks with gravel/dirt sites, this was like a breath of fresh air. Shaded by plenty of trees, this grassy park is just a lovely place to spend some time. RVers should know right off that there was nearly two miles of washboard-rutted dirt road, not very dusty, and fine if you go very slow. Any rigs longer than 35 feet might have trouble maneuvering the turns and hill. There are about 30 sites, four of them with concrete slabs. All have electric 20/30 and some sites have water available but most are on the opposite side from the electric hookup. Most sites have picnic tables and firepits. There is a volleyball court and a large covered picnic area. The bathrooms and showers are basic, but clean. The camp host makes it his job to see that everyone is welcome and comfortable. Even though the train is about 100 feet away, it is up an incline and can hardly be heard. There is no traffic noise. We would definitely stay here again if in the area, maybe for a longer period next time. There is a fishing pond about 1/4 mile from the camping area and it is well stocked with bass and catfish. A Kansas fishing license is required. It's a wonderful place for pets as well. The gate to the park is locked at 10:00PM and unlocked at 7:00AM. There is limit of 14 days at a time.

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This is a nice, very clean park. There are 38 sites, 30 extra-large pull through sites for $25/night ($20 a night if you're staying a week or more). There are 8 back-in sites that cost less, but with metered electric. There are no frills here, just a nice comfortable place to spend a couple nights. The showers are big and the water is hot. Nice laundry facilities ($1.50/load)and a hot tub. AT&T phones worked great as did the park WiFi (it was down one day and as soon as we reported the problem it wax fixed). There is no on-site manager/owner. Instead, you chose your own site and about 5:00 PM the owner/manager comes and collects. One negative was we were not allowed to set up our dog exercise pen outside the RV. This is the first park we have been to that wouldn't allow this. As it was it was so windy and hot, we couldn't be outside anyway, but it's worth mentioning. Their "book exchange" was really just about a dozen books, most looked at least 10 years old. There was no real "club house" per se so no TV or exercise equipment. It is the best place in Liberal to spend a night and get off the highway. The trains run about every hour, day and night, and the horn is loud, but it didn't bother us. We would stay here again if in the area. The price we paid reflects a one-week stay.

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Although I guess I have to rate it as a "2" as there are amenities like laundry, showers, and WiFi, I am very reluctantly doing so. This is a derelict park with old mobile homes and RVs along with just a few newer models. We have a vintage RV so I am usually pretty liberal with my judgement of RVs, but this place was just ridiculous. I had called the day before and was told they had a space available and she'd mark it with a orange flag. When we arrived no one was in the office and neither of the two sites available had an orange flag on it. So we first chose a site in the back with a nice shade tree but found it full of broken windshield glass. The second site was unlevel and our 28 foot rig jutted out into the dusty roadway. Some sites had very old picnic tables in dire need of repair. I guess kids would be welcome, but I wouldn't let them out of the rig. Just too darned dangerous. There are some things I could forgive, but garbage lying around was just not acceptable. There was a train track just across the street but that didn't bother me as I like trains. It was loud though, and that might put others off. This park was built in the mid 1960s by the parents of the current. It was a hot mess and I would never return. I'd rather dry camp in the Walmart parking lot. After we started hooking up, we could see this was not a safe place to be for us or our three small dogs. We left to find a more suitable park, and we are really not that fussy.