About xarmoreddriver

ex otr and armored truck driver retired 2012 full-time rv'er with DW pull rig with 2004 Volvo road tractor sleeper cab. Stay south in winter, midwest in summer.

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Stayed Saturday night of the Labor Day weekend as we were passing through the area. Newer park in this area and is built in the modern KOA style with big club house/office and laundry combined. Site we had was crushed gravel pull through about 80 feet with electric pedestal and water placed well and two sewer connects to give you a choice. Coded interior gate and outer gate is closed at 10:00 PM. A good stop but a little high dollar for us.

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Stayed here while passing through the area on Labor Day weekend. Old tractor, flea market and gun show going on at the grounds but no problem finding a very nice 30 amp/water site so we could walk to the event. Very nice men manning the gate directed us to the envelope payment box, filled it out, put a twenty in, put it in the secure box and went about our business. We were advised about the pancake breakfast in the morning so we will take this in and enjoy this gem of a campground in the UP. Would use this place again if in this area.

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Used this park to stay in when we visited friends who stay in a seasonal park up the road. Site was back in grass with 50 amp service, good water pressure and sewer connection. The park is large with about 95% seasonal/summer folks. They keep a number of transient-nightly-weekly sites on the golf course side with some concrete, some grass sites with full hook-ups. Office staff friendly and we met one of the owners who was very friendly and accommodating when we wanted to switch sites. Would return when in this area visiting our friends.

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Stayed here again for the annual FROG rally. About 800 units this year. Electric and water service very strong for the number of units on the systems. Rained several times during the week but ponding was at a minimum. Elkhart county and city of Goshen operate this campgrounds/fairgrounds like a well oiled machine. Office staff very pleasant and helpful. If you are in this area, whether visiting or business with the rig factories you can't go wrong staying here.

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Stayed here and reviewed this park before. Decent park if you're visiting the Quad Cities. Power and water worked as they should but park is apparentaly replacing some or all of the sewer connections so new ones are 8-10-or 12 inches above ground level. Nice pool and office staff friendly accommodating. Having said all that, the park is getting a little run down looking and could use some TLC and regravel the transient sites. Some sites as we noticed were a little hard to level. Alao some seasonal/permanent sites were looking a little junky. We would stay again when visiting friends in Davenport.

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Stay here when we travel to southern Minnesota and have reviewed before. Sites are sand based with gravel cover that drains fast with no ponding. Utilities placed well in sites and have 30/50 amp service, good water, and sewer connect placed in site for easy connection and dump. Laundry and new spacious shower/toilet rooms now open in the new community building. Private lake has walking path all around it with benches for relaxing. Owners/builders live on site and you can buy in if you wish and have concrete pad and casita on your site. We highly recommend.

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Stayed here as workampers for Adventureland amusement park May, June, and July. Had a pull-thru near one of the laundries. Utilities placed in sites well and all worked well. Water very good out of tap with just your normal water filter on it. Very clean and well kept. The mowing and triming crew, who were also workampers, knew their business and were careful around the rigs. One of the nicest large parks near a major city we have stayed in, with all the shopping and eating places you would want near by. Also able to have HDT and 5er in the pull thru site with room to spare.

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Not too much to comment on as I have reviewed this park before. Remains a top rv park connected to the worlds largest casino under one roof. The Saturday night we were there it was fairly full becauce of the star entertainment going on the main showroom. Hotels and all parking lots around the casino were full. Running extra shuttles. All sites concrete with concrete roads. Hookup worked as expected with real strong water pressure. Laundry was spotless with 1.00 wash and 1.00 dry with good commercial machines. All in all a good stop for a night or two and don't forget free senior (50 and over) buffet breakfasts on Wed., and Thurs. Must have player card to take advantage. Our night this trip was comped.

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If you are looking for paved roads, concrete sites with a pool and other high dollar amenities keep moving. If you want peace and quiet with a mix of pull thrus and backins with 30/50 electric, sewer and well water that is great right from the tap, then you want this park for a night, a week, or what ever. Owners live on site and very friendly and are always working around the park. Park host or owner will help you get set up. Some permanents but most have clean sites and park is quiet even though on state highway. Laundry and showers available if needed. Not much to do in town but an hours drive is Austin an other way is Bryan/College Station. If 65 or over ask for retired rates. You will be pleased. We were and glad we stayed for a month. Don't forget Snows BBQ on Saturdays.

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Stayed two months here after two winters in different park on the island. Complete 360 difference in park management and service. Manager here very competent and extremely nice to us and all the people in the park. Owners stay here in their motorhome as they are updating and getting the park back to excellent condition business wise after some turbulence last year with former manager. All sites fhu, wide concrete streets, long concrete sites with patio area and room for tv and boat, car, etc. Pot lucks, breakfast, bingo, cards, happy hour daily during the winter months. Happy to be here with 15 other couples from the other park. We will return.

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Reviewed this KOA before. Had res for us and friends who also have long truck and rig and were given the sites that were requested when I called. The lady that showed us to the sites actually stopped our friends and radioed office to change their site to the empty one on our left side instead of right so our friends did not have to negotiate around a tree that was close when turning in. Excellent awareness by this person. Power,water,sewer hook ups worked as expected. Rained hard but our sites had no pooling as others had. Hunt Brothers pizza good and delivered to site. Ride the 24 bus downtown and back and save the high dollar parking fees.

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Stayed here in 2014 (see Nov. 2014 review) and one thing that has changed is the previous managers who were very good have retired and the new management team is also a very good, courteous, pleasant, team that is on top of things and easy to get along with. One other change is they keep 8 to 10 sites open for over-niters and weeklys instead of filling most sites with long term or winter folks. Friendly park and good value. $385.00 monthly including electricity. Will return next year. Extremely big rig friendly with 80 foot pull-thrus.

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Stayed here numerous times when passing through and it remains a large clean rv park affiliated with the casino. Pads and interior roads concrete. The sites and placement of utilities have been noted by other reviewers so no need post again. What needs to be noted are good points such as price is back at $20.00 Sunday thru Thursdays with Players card and the free senior breakfast for 50 years and over Wednesdays and Thursdays, with players cards. Cards free and buffet breakfast very good. Shuttle, 24/7 from park so get signed up, get your card enjoy the casino and park.

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Do not use KOA parks too often but when we travel north and south on 35 and the KTA we like this one. Owners live on site and maintain a nice clean park with utilities placed properly and work properly in the sites. Small store with rv supplies, ice, and a coffee bar. Staff friendly and competent. There is some train noise on occasion but RR was here before the park. All in all a decent clean park to stop at when in this area or traveling on the turnpike.

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Stay here at least twice per year and park remains a clean, well run park maintained by the owners who live on site. Utilities placed well in the site we usually have, which is a long pull thru, and all work correctly. Table, fire ring, and trash can provided. No cable and ota poor so be aware of this. Kid friendly with playground and nice in-ground pool in season. Small store and laundry with $1.00 wash and dry. All in all a nice owner-occupied park.