Date of Stay: May, 2013
I think this place is mis-named. It should be Griff's Valley View RV Resort. This place is georgeous and immpecably maintained. Each ample sized site has a level concrete pad, manicured grass area, easily attached utilities and all of the roads are paved and very wide. There is no problem for even the biggest rig to maneuver into any site even a back-in site. The trees here are young so don't count on any shady sites. This "resort" tends to see more retirees and working folks than families vacationing. It is located in the country with views of farm fields and farms. This is not a destination point filled with exciting things to do. You come here to sit back and relax. For the high end type of RV park this is an absolute bargain. This place is at the top of the list for Iowa.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
No, no, no! Do not stay here! This is one of the worst KOA's we have seen. If it is wet, every site will have some mud. If it is dry, every site will be dusty. Yes, it is still under construction and will likely be for a long time. Whoever designed this KOA needs to go back to designing school. If you are one of the many with a large rig, be aware that the roads are very narrow, turns are sharp, and it is very difficullt to maneuver into any site. The sites are very small, and you are spaced right on top of the next site to the point that another's campfire ring could easily start you camper on fire. They're that close! There is no shade, and the just planted trees hinder your maneuring into and out of your site. I understand they filled in an old farm field making most of the sites terraced. They should have left it more level. With the narrow roads, narrow sites, 7% or more grade hills, and gravel roads you better have the power and traction to make that sharp turn and uphill drive to get into or out of your site if you have a big rig. The lake? What lake? It's a hole in the ground with barely any water. Even when their grass takes hold and the trees take root it will not help. Speaking of help, they could use some more experienced help at the check-in office to explain how to read their campground map and signs. Never mind. It wouldn't do any good because it's confusing anyway. And to think we got all this for the exhorbitent fee of $40 per night. Earlier this week we stayed at what we consider one of the best RV resorts in Iowa for $28 per night! This KOA is a rip!