MaRVey and the Monster

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On a 14-day, six-campground, trip this was our last, and favourite park. Easy pull-in access for our 40 ft trailer - didn't even half to unhitch. Large cement patio - the largest we've seen - and the grassy area beside it was quite large as well. We laid down two 10x20 mats and had plenty of grass left over. Excellent Wi-Fi coverage, but that was probably due to the fact that I could see the Wi-Fi station from the site! (#505) Garbage pickup was at least twice a day, or whenever someone was going by. Washrooms were clean, but old. Showers were small. Playground was small, but well-maintained. Owner was very nice. Off-leash pet area was set up against the unfenced road, which seemed dumb. I don't understand people who complain about prices at the KOA - you get to choose what you need to make you happy--sewer or dump station, cable or aerial--so what's the problem? We wanted to stay another night just because it was such a nice site, but the site we had was reserved, and so we figured if we had to move - we might as well go home, since we were one day from home. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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At first, we thought we had found the perfect campground - the site was easily accessible and quite large. It had everything we look for - large very level site, nice shade, large area for picnic table, firepit was far from the front door of the rig, lots of space for the dogs to stretch out. Sites are gravel, no cement patios. The list of rules includes being forbidden to put rugs or carpets down on the grass, because it "ruins" the grass. We could have lived with that, I suppose, but what you don't see - or hear - until you're parked is that there are train tracks less than 50 feet from the edge of the property. After we were set up, the first train went by... we asked the owner how often they run and received a laconic "I'm not sure... I don't even here them anymore." Which may or may not be true, but I will tell you they run every 20 minutes or so - ALL NIGHT LONG. I don't think this campground gets much business anyway, because a closer look the next day showed that most of the sites had as much grass growing through the gravel as the actual "grass" part of the sites did. I would not camp here again.


Dayton KOA

Brookville, Ohio

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In the interest of full disclosure, we are new to camping and this was only our second campground. Check-in was easy and we were escorted to our site. For us, it was a wee bit tight, but I am sure that is us and not the site. Gravel roads, and cement patios. The bathhouse is brand-new and all ceramic tile - felt like a Caribbean resort! It was spotless every time I went in - which wasn't often. WiFi was slow at times but reliable. Lots for kiddies to do, but we didn't have any with us. We were here 4 nights, which was 3 longer than planned due to some truck troubles. They have a nice ice cream bar on-site. We were disappointed that on Saturday we were told they closed at 10 - but when we went at 9:15 on Sunday, we were told they closed at 9:00. On Monday, we got there at 8;15 and it was closed - it closed at 8:00 pm. The "pet area" is maybe 10x20, enough for a dog to do his business, but no room to run or play. We took our dogs off-leash in the grassy visitor parking area at the back of the resort to throw a ball around , lots of room and nobody to annoy. A very nice park. We will stay here again as Dayton is well situated for a first-stop for us.

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This was the first campground we have ever experienced as we are newbies to the RV world, but not to towing long trailers - we routinely tow a 36 foot utility trailer. Park closes and so does the gate at 8 pm, so if you're going to be late make sure you call and get the gate code. We found out quickly that "pull-through" isn't the same as "easy in". The spot was very tight to get into, with narrow in-roads. Park was very clean, lots of seasonal trailers. Golf course looks decent but didn't play it. No garbage pick-up, you have to carry it to a central spot. Owners were super-nice.