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As good as it gets for a State Park. Level sites with full hook-ups, fast and efficient check-in, great amenities within the park, laundry facilities, nice swimming hole, etc. We did need to unhook to drive the 3 miles through the park to get to the CG as the roads are narrow, but the Ranger warned us in advance so no problems. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.

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Rate reflects Thousand Trails. As with most NACO parks, this reserve has plenty of trees and is rustic. We used as a base for the greater Memphis area. Many of the sites are definitely only for smaller campers/tents, but when we went there were plenty of open larger spots. Note that the 50 Amp sites did not have sewer. We found a 50 Amp site though close to the pool, with nice shade, yet with satellite access. The pool was very clean and nice. The showers near the pool were clean but the bathroom/showers near the site did not look like they had been cleaned well for a while.

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Rate reflects Thousand Trails member rate. IMPORTANT: as noted in other reviews, you need to be very careful getting to the campground from the NT Parkway as we saw 2 folks have issues - when you get off the parkway there is an 11 foot overpass that has many RV roof marks on it... It is super simple to avoid though as just to the left is a dirt "bypass" with 13 foot+ clearance. The campground itself is a typical NACO park in that everything is rustic and spread out. The roads are worn-but-paved. There are nice facilities including a pool and mini-golf that has been refurbished, tennis courts (too worn to use), camp store, and other facilities. Also there’s a nice facility called the “Town Hall” which is where a lot of activities happen. Many of the campsites are unsuitable for large rigs but we did not have an issue as it was not very full.

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Rate reflects Thousand Trails rate and rating reflects value for price paid. This is a nice Thousand Trails Park with a nice pool (hot tub has been closed), mini-golf and plenty of fairly flat spots (and plenty of not-so-flat spots too). We loved that it was close to the Interstate and attractions yet far enough to be quiet.

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Only about a mile from the interstate and sandwiched between the river and a fairly busy road but hard to beat for the price. Only a few miles from the quaint town of Le Clair. Nice interior roads and concrete pads. Lots of trees and shade but many of the trees had tags on them saying they were infected so may not be shady for long :(. No water and sewer at the sites. Rate reflects access pass.

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Rate includes entrance fee/reservation fee over 3 nights. We like this park but it is very busy in the Summer - no matter what day of the week - but what else would you expect for a CG right near the lake 40 miles from Chicago-Land. The park itself is nice and the sites are big but it is noisy as many of the sites have large family groups with 3 or 4 tents set-up on each. The restrooms/showers get dirty towards the end of the day as they only seemed to be cleaned once a day. Good hiking trails to the lake and dunes and easy access to the train into Chicago.

     

F.W. Kent Park

Tiffin, Iowa

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A great value - nicely maintained park near Amana Colonies for a great price. Beautiful lake with hiking/biking trail all around easily accessed from the campground. Large sites with shade yet we could get the satellite dish connected :). The only negative was several of the sites were at a decent slant so it took more than just the leveling jacks to get level...

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We planned on staying here but decided not to after experiencing a very rude front office staff member on the phone. I called around 6pm to see if they had openings for a weekend and was told they did and to call back in the morning to reserve when I had my credit card ready. I called back in the morning and was told to call after 4pm. When I mentioned I was told to call back in the morning I was greeted with "that was me but I am busy so call back after 4pm or don't show up". We have selected the 'don't show up" option as our feeling is if someone is that rude before you even give them your money it is only going to get worse...

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Perfect for a one noght stop when traveling down I-80. Easy on/off but yet not very noisy and a nice lake to walk around.

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No restrooms, laundry or showers, but we stayed here last year and loved it for the $20 price. But they raised the rates to $30 with no discounts now. No bargain for what you get. One good thing though is you can use the pool/hot tub in the hotel. We will probably skip next year and stay longer in the Amana Colonies instead.

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Rate reflects a Passport America discount. This is our second stay at this park and enjoyed it again as much as the first time. This year we were assigned a spot near the front of the park on a street with about 75% park models and 25% RV slots, but everyone was friendly. It is true that backing in can be a challenge due to the orange bush at every site but one of the of the park employees directed us in like a pro so no issue for us. Also, once you are in you are in, so not sure why one of the other reviewers would leave early due to the challenge getting in. The multiple pools and hot tubs are great as are the dog parks within the park. We will come back again.

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Rate reflects monthly rate. This was our second Winter here. We camped here 3 months. It was great again. Large site with a 35 foot dock right on the site. Lots of activities in the Winter to keep you busy and 30 minutes from either Key West or Marathon

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Definitely the best "Thousand Trails" Park. We had a nice level site near the clubhouse and were able to get a clear line of site for satellite. Only negative was the hot tub closed for the week we were here with no explanation.

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Rate is Passport America. Normal rate is $30. We read the reviews before getting here so we knew we had to self-register and park, but that was no problem. We found a nice long pretty level spot in the middle of the campground with shade. Could not get satellite but plenty of cable channels. Hookups worked well with 50 amp showing 121 volts, Wi-Fi good, but noticeable road noise. Good home base to explore Savannah & Hilton Head, etc.

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Rate is with Thousand Trails. Overall -- This is the nicest Outdoor World Park we have seen yet. Staff was very helpful and many of the seasonal campers do a great deal to keep the park nice -- they were putting up a haunted house while we were there. Park location: -- Close to the "Historic Triangle". -- Some noise from the highway but not excessive due to all the trees. Sites: -- many were not level but only required the leveling jacks). -- utilities required long cords/hoses on some sites. -- Hard to get satellite reception as it is very woodsy. Amenities: -- Mostly paved roads - narrow but passable for our large Class A. -- Restrooms very clean and good water pressure for showers. -- Nice indoor pool and hot tub. -- Nice mini-Golf area as well as shuffleboard and horseshoes. -- Huge rec area and adult lounge. We will definitely stay again.