Date of Stay: December, 2014
This is a bare basic park and is a long way from downtown Key West. (it has a small pool which was the only place for the kids) with really nice sites that are privately owned. The upside is that some of the sites are really nice. The down side is you cannot tell one site from another until you get here and that the older woman in the office (not the new one) was a pain to deal with. She has no customer relations skills and acted like she was doing us a favor every time we dealt with her. We tried to rent a site for a month ($2,600) next October. One employee worked with us locating a nice site for the month, but the older employee told us to call after February after owners submitted when they were coming. Ok, but she took other reservations from other people. She was very rude and she obviously needs some training or the owners should let her go. Based on this employees attitude (seems well documented on these reviews), we will be not be back. In todays economy, a business needs to earn our business not expect it.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
All sites are back-in only and arranged facing the "common area". The interior roads are all dirt with gravel patches. Closest to the busy highway are the 10 full hook-ups sites. The full hook-up sites are the smallest I have ever seen. We were backed into the bushes, and the sides were too tight as well. We tried to put out two chairs and our BBQ, but were unable to use it. There is no place to park your tow vehicle, so we played musical chairs with the other RVers trying to find parking. When we arrived and tried to hook up, the park's sewer dump was overflowing into the empty site next door. We were rarely able to access the common area (fire pit, BBQ, and two picnic tables) as the owner had lots of his friends (or unpaid help) staying at the park. They lived inside and outside the park. This group overcrowded the small bathrooms and common area intended for guests. At meal times they all crowded at the BBQ and the one shaded picnic table and left no place for the campers to go. We got to know this group and found many of the reviews or "testimonials" were written by this group When you could use the area, the host never left the guests alone. He wanted be the center of attention and made a general unprofessional nuisance of himself. Their web site is outdated and lists amenities that no longer exist. The "trail" to the beach no longer exists. The closest beach for clamming or fishing was 8 miles away. The "kennel" was used by the owner's dog. We saw 3 dog fights and saw one dog owner in tears after hers was attacked by three dogs. The web site claimed it was an "adult" park; we had kids there everyday. The wi-fi was bad. Three times our computers said "IP address already in use", and several campers showed us stuff like home movies, pictures, and iTunes on their computers that belonged on other campers computers in the park. My wife was joking about how bad the wi-fi was, and the owner actually said, "If you give me your IP address I'll put you at the head to the list". After dealing with unsanitary conditions for 12 days out of a 30 day stay, we finally asked for our money back and moved on. As a full-timer, with a 40 foot RV, and staying in Alaska for 4 months, I can say this is the worst park we stayed at. I have never had a more unpleasant stay in 20 years of RVing.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
Great park with huge sites. Everything was very nice including grassy areas. We were allowed to set up our screen room and pop up. We stayed in the creekside sites and could hear the water all night. I can't say the sites in the middle were any good. They seemed crowded and looked like every other RV park in this state. Spend the couple extra bucks and have a much better experience. We stayed here in a 40 ft and our friends in a 40 ft were next to us. Management never bothered us and were very accommodating. We booked for one week and extended it another week. First campground in three months + in Alaska that looked like a campground .
Date of Stay: June, 2013
We stayed here two weeks and were not impressed. It was too crowded and out of control. For the price there were no amenities (just like every other park in Alaska but for a lot more money). Many sites had way more people than the sites could hold. (We saw as many as 12 people in one site). There were ATV's doing donuts on the beach at all hours. Made several calls to management, but no one answered the phone. Price was excessive. There was usually only one employee around, and they usually had a long line at check-in. After caravans started arriving the place calmed down due to more respectful clientele. Alaskans are ruining this park. They come here in everything from tents, to real junk trucks, to toy haulers with no camping portion. (They just wheel out the ATV and sleep in it). The waterfront sites are nice; but buyer beware on any other sites as they are some of the worst, most chaotic, small sites I have ever seen. A trip to Homer is a must, but there are other options that would be just as nice, quieter, and cheaper.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
Great park in a great location. Very close to many of the attractions in Wasilla, Palmer, and Anchorage. Huge pull through site and hook-ups were just right. Hosts never bothered us and the 3 days there were very smooth. Not really a "camping location", but great place to get ready and get shopping done before things get more expensive. I have nothing negative to say and the rating is so low because I rated it based on what I have found in the lower 48 states. By "Alaska and Canada standards" it would be an 8.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
Great Park ! Nice big sites and very quite. The location is far enough from the chaos of Denali, but close enough to come and go easily. Only drawback (like the rest of Alaska) is the hundreds and hundreds of rental Class c coaches that come and go at all hours. There is some road noise, but it was not problematic. Hosts were wonderful to talk with and knew the area. They were there whenever you needed something, but never bothered you. They booked a glacier flight tour for us that saved us a couple hundred dollars from anything we could booked. Only reason for the rating is I compared it to the resorts in lower 48 that we have stayed at. By "Alaska and Canada standards", I would give it an 8.