Byron Bailey

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This is a very nice RV park choice when traveling through Florida. The nice, large RV sites are level asphalt and the access roads are also asphalt. The utility hookups are very good, The staff are friendly and the WiFi is good. Unless you are looking to go boating in Okeechobee (a very nice boat ramp is right around the corner), I am not sure what else you would do in is area for an extended stay. You are kind of in the middle of nowhere. We would definitely stay here again when traveling from the Tampa area towards Miami/Key West, however.

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The daily rate reflects a monthly rate with a military discount. This was our second extended stay at Tampa South. Tammy, the manager, is the absolute best. The RV sites are level with crushed shell bases. The access roads are paved asphalt and very well maintained. The utility hookups and WiFi are good but not great. Full recycling services are available on site. For the most part, the people who stay here are a great bunch of folks. There are definite cliques among the regulars, however, so it is possible to feel left out if you are a newcomer. The main detractions to the park are the no-see-ums that will eat you alive in the evenings if there is no breeze and the very high mineral content water. Even with a water softener, the poor quality of the water is overwhelming. We had to buy drinking water and ice.

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We were looking for a good RV park for a one night stay while traveling along the Florida panhandle, and this park fit the bill. It has nice long level, gravel pull-thru sites with smooth gravel access roads. The staff were friendly, the hookups were excellent, and the park is located only 1/2 mile from I-10--far enough to avoid highway noise but close enough to be convenient for a quick stop. The only negatives to this RV park is that there is no free WiFi and it is 9 miles to closest diesel fuel (in Clearview, Florida). It is kind of out in the middle of nowhere.

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We have stayed here several times, for a night or two, while traveling between points in Texas and Louisiana. The sites are level and paved, hookups are good, they have good Tengo WiFi, the staff are friendly, and the park offers easy access to and from I-10. Calling this park a "resort" is probably pushing it, and the trains that pass the park can be pretty loud, but it is still a good park for a few nights if you are passing through the area.

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The average nightly rate we paid includes the monthly rate discount with our bill for electricity usage added. We had a long, level gravel (crushed granite) pull-thru site with concrete patio and picnic table. The access roads are all asphalt and the hook ups were very good. The Tengo WiFi was fair to good (depending on what time of day you were using it). They collect all of your trash and recycling (you must separately bag and mark it if you plan to recycle) at the curb every morning The staff and very friendly and helpful and the grounds are very well maintained. The only negatives about our visit was that the beautiful swimming pool was being renovated during the month of our stay and there were very limited social activities coordinated by the park. If we were in the Austin area, we would definitely stay here again.

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We stayed here for one night on our way from El Paso, TX to Austin, TX. The park is right off of I-10, but far enough that you don't hear highway noise. The sites were gravel and level. Access roads are asphalt with a lot of potholes, but if you go slow, you will be OK. The hookups and WiFi were good and Annie, at the front desk, was very nice. There is no recycling on site. There are quite a few semi-permanent pipeline residents with many confederate flags flying at the RV park. I can see how that could definitely be unnerving to some folks, including us.

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This RV park has fairly level gravel pads and gravel access roads making for a very dusty experience. The WiFi was fair. Our hookups were all very good. There is recycling (minus glass) on site. The staff were pretty gruff. The best thing about this park is that it is only 5 minutes to the South Rim entrance station. You are paying for Grand Canyon proximity by staying at this park, definitely not for outstanding park amenities or service.

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I am not a great fan of KOAs (too expensive for the amenities), but this is one of the nicer KOAs we have visited. The sites were level, gravel pads. The access roads were gravel and there was green grass at most of the sites. The hook-ups were good connections and the park was generally well maintained. The "free WiFi" was fair (intermittent and slow). There is no recycling available on site, but recycling bins (minus glass) are available in several locations in Cedar City. This RV park is located within the city limits of Cedar City. It is convenient to Cedar Breaks National Monument (about 30 minutes away), Zion National Park (about one hour away), and Bryce Canyon National Park (about one hour, 30 minutes away).

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We stayed here for 7 nights in August. The sites and access roads are gravel. There is a pretty steep incline and sharp right turn to get into the park and there is a fairly sharp incline once you are in the park. Both of these situations were still manageable for our 43 foot fifth wheel, however. The problem was with our "deluxe pull-thru" site. It was a very tight fit to get into the site and it took some maneuvering to get able to get out of the site. If you have a really big rig, this park is iffy. For the most part, the staff are very friendly and helpful (with one exception). The water, sewer, and electric connections are good and dependable. The WiFi is fair. This park does something that drives me crazy--they charge extra for children. In a family-oriented park next to Yellowstone National Park, this is ridiculous. The best thing about this RV park is that it is 5 minutes from the north gate of Yellowstone, which is where you will have to cart your recyclable materials because there is no recycling at the RV park or in Gardiner.

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This is a no-frills, decent RV park if you want to be close to the West Glacier National Park gate. They offer level gravel pads, paved access roads, and good hookups. The staff were friendly.connections. The two main negatives about the RV park was that the "free WiFi" was useless and there was no recycling on site. There is a great recycling center in Columbia Falls, however (about 15 minutes away) that accepts virtually all types of recyclable materials. It is located near the Glacier National Park Lodges Site at 1014 1st Avenue West in Columbia Falls, MT. If you want a full service grocery store, there are several in Columbia Falls. It is worth the short drive from the RV park.

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This is a nice RV park just a few minutes from downtown Coeur d'Alene. It is a bit on the pricey side, but you are paying for location. They do not offer any discounts for extended stays (weekly or monthly rates), but they don't have to because there are rarely any summer vacancies. The park offers level gravel pads, paved access roads, and decent (but not great) WiFi. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The sewer hook-ups are slightly elevated (about 8 inches above ground level), but the hookups are otherwise good. The only negative about this park is that they run the irrigation sprinklers every night and they spray water on your RV and vehicle leaving water spots. Overall, this is a good park and we would stay here again if we were in the area.

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The positives about this RV park include friendly staff, level gravel pads, good WiFi, and easy access from I-90. You share your utility pole with the site next to you (including a single water line with two spigots)--kind of strange. It was hot when we visited this park, and they were warning all guests about low voltage issues due to high electrical usage. The sign had been up since July 1 and we visited the park on August 2. This, obviously, is not an intermittent problem. Sure enough, we only had about 112 volts coming into our RV, so we had to be careful not to draw too many amps and trip the breaker. In addition to the sites being gravel, the access roads were also gravel. This led to very dusty conditions in the dry, summer conditions of Ellensburg. We have two children and had to pay an extra $5 per child per night. This seems very counterintuitive for a campground chain that touts itself as being family friendly. In short, this is a typical, overpriced KOA.

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The nightly rate we paid is an average based upon two adults, two young children (they charge extra for children), background checks ($30 per adult if you want a monthly rate) and actual electricity usage (over $150 for the month due to an abnormally hot June in Portland). Our site was a level, concrete pad, pull-thru site. The grounds are very well maintained, but if you don't like rules you may not want to stay here. The rules keep the park neat and clean, but they are numerous and somewhat obtrusive. There is a small swimming pool in the park, but for the number of RV sites it needs to be significantly larger (standing room only on hot afternoons). There isn't much in the way of organized social activity at the park, if you are into that kind of thing. Our water connection was below ground level and a little unwieldy. Our sewer connection was at the very rear of our site and required two sections of sewer hose to reach it. During our stay, it was very hot (mid-90s much of the time) and the park was quite full of campers. This led to a lot of electricity demand and voltage sags that were often below 110 volts. Even though we have electrical protection in our fifth wheel, we still blew a compressor in one of our air conditioners. I am pretty sure that this was at least partially due to the high amperage we had to draw due to the low voltage conditions. The WiFi was slow (Tengo) and sometimes unavailable. There is full waste recycling available on site. The location of the RV park is excellent--about 20 minutes to downtown Portland and 20 minutes to the Columbia River Gorge. We would consider staying here again, if we were in the Portland area, but it would not be at the top of our list of RV parks.

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The pros: The gravel sites are level, hookups are good, the free Tengo WiFi is good, the staff is nice, and the RV park is only 30 minutes to the Yosemite gate (a little over an hour to Yosemite Valley). A big con: this RV park is at about 3,000 feet elevation and there is an 8 mile climb up out of the valley, on Route 120, to get there. This 8 mile, two-lane section is full of tight switchbacks and tour buses and 18 wheelers come flying down the hill towards you as you climb. We are experienced RVers, but this was still a harrowing experience. Other cons: the RV park is all gravel (access roads and sites) which makes it quite dusty and dirty (muddy when it rains), Verizon cell phone reception is poor, and there is no recycling on site. Given the cons, we would probably not stay at this RV park again.

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The positives: level gravel sites, good hookups, 1 hour WiFi free per day, picnic table at each site, nice staff, and convenient to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (45 minutes to Sequoia gate and 60 minutes to Kings Canyon gate). The negatives: for the "KOA discount" price of $48 per night, the WiFi should be free and the pads should be paved. The unpaved pads lead to dusty conditions. As with most KOAs, this one was overpriced for the amenities. We would stay here for a few days, again, if we wanted to visit the local national parks, however.