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Snake Creek State Recreation Area is a rural campsite with full network coverage, waterfront (Missouri River), full hookups, and not ludicrously priced. When we pulled up, there was only one RV near 15 empty RV spaces and us. Behind our spot, the mighty Missouri River which at this point was behind a dam and a mile wide. Our space had hookups intended for a RV to back-in, but I was not going to a miss an opportunity to sit and look out at the windshield. This campground did not have water or sewer, only electric, which is odd but for two days, it would not be a problem. Voilà, campsite setup! I loved this campground and this location. I would have feel comfortable staying here for two weeks, settling into a slower pace, with a beautiful view. Perhaps in the future, we will stop here for another stay. Would I recommend this park? Absolutely. Would we come back? Absolutely, I am trying to figure out a way to pass through this part of South Dakota again.

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The RV space had a lot of grass around it and for the next few days, we almost had the entire campground to ourselves. Behind our RV was the massive Coralville Dam only a few hundred feet away. 300 ft. away was the massive spillway, which a large amount of white noise and was amazing to see gushes of water pour through it. There are lots of kid activities and areas for little people to roam here, the beach is huge and leads right up to the reservoir. Near it is a gigantic, clean, playground. We only had electric/water as they campground was booked up for the weekend. I wish we had sewer, but we rationed showers during our stay. Would I recommend this park? Yes. Would we come back? Yes.

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We stayed here in May, drove through the campground to our spot and were happy to see the campground virtually empty. Only a handful of RVs were parked. Our campground was perfect and right across the driveway from the huge dog park and not far from the playground. The campground owners and workampers were very friendly and helpful. We had two packages delivered during our stay and both times the owner of the KOA was very friendly. We had full hookups during our stay. The spots are tight together but you get enough grass to play outside. There was a newish picnic table and the whole KOA is well shaded. There is a large tent camping area in the back. There is no cable TV, but who cares, right? Would I recommend this park? Yes. Would we come back? Yes.

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The campground was easy to find, just off Interstate 57. Our space was a pull through, looking at the fields that surround the campground. The campground had a pond and a few spots around it, but we were two rows over from the pond, which was fine. The campground’s proximity to the highway is close, but the noise was minimal. I slept great the three days we were there. Our space was unpaved, but level. The hookups were convenient. The nightly rate was inexpensive. Would I recommend this park? Yes. Would we come back? Yes.

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Our recent stay at the Mount Rushmore KOA was excellent. We stayed for a single night in May so we could visit Mount Rushmore. There was a small snafu when we checked in, but it was dealt with. Our space was in the back of the campground where we enjoyed the silence and darkness at night and giving us a great night sleep. There was a great playground that our kids played in and really enjoyed, despite the colder temperatures. Most activities were closed; I wish they had been opened because there was so much for the family to do. Would I recommend this park? Yes. Would we come back? Yes.

     

Casper KOA

Casper, Wyoming

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The campground itself was nothing special. It was a gravel parking lot, no grass, tight spaces, and not too many amenities. I took our dog Echo to the dog walk, which was a 10 ft. x 20 ft. fenced in space with gravel. The dog walk fence was 7 ft. tall and felt claustrophobic; Echo did not leave my side until we decided to leave the dog walk. The playground looked shabby and under maintained as well and I did not let the girls play on it. Our space had water, sewer, and electric. There was a cheap plastic picnic table and a small tree, who looked to be clinging to the life in the hard Casper weather. Although close to the Interstate, there was not much road noise at night because the Interstate is not heavily trafficked. If I stopped our review here, I would give this RV campground two stars. However, we had a bad experience with the management so I am giving a one star review. Our experience: Due to a booking mistake, we arrived the day after our reservation. The owner of the campground was condescending, informing me I should track our reservations in a "planner." We were 200 miles away staying at another KOA and she would not be flexible, even when I confronted her if they were full the night before. She said the campground was not full; the night we stayed the campground was barely 50% full. I understand that it was my fault for double booking my stay. The owner’s rudeness about the situation and condescending tone towards me, the customer, is why I am giving the KOA a low rating. I have double booked before and the campground owners have understood, moving my reservation. All in all this is a very basic KOA. If you need a place to stop as you pass through, this KOA will be good for an overnight stay. Would I recommend this park? No. Would we come back? No.

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Staying in Mount Pleasant was convenient for our trip; we did not consider the town to be a destination. When we arrived at the RV park, the person checking us in was friendly and attentive. Our space was large and had all of the hookups. There is water, electric, and sewer hookup. The cable TV channel list seemed complete, but we never turned it on. We skipped testing the Wi-Fi. The campground was quiet at night, even though it was near a train track and a highway intersection. My biggest complaint would be the dust. Although the gravel is well maintained it is dusty and this caused my RV to get dusty during our stay. Would I recommend this park? Yes. Would we come back? Yes. Informational: Our RV is 36' long.

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We had two long days of driving and needed a place in between Iowa City, IA and Platte, SD to spend the night. I knew our two girls would be bored after 7+ hours on the road and it had been close to a week since we had stayed in a campground with laundry, so the KOA seemed like a safe choice. I called ahead to verify they had 24x7 laundry which they verified. This was important, as we did not know when we would arrive; luckily, for us we arrived at 3:00 PM, which gave us enough time to explore the campground. The campground was packed; it was the KOA's Free Night of Camping promotion. It appears our space was the last available space in the campground. Our neighbors were quiet and respectful, although I wish the spaces had more space. The laundry room was well maintained and inexpensive. The playground was perfect for our two girls who played their hearts out for an hour and a half. The dog walk area, along the underused road was perfect for our dog. It was long, grassy, and had trash bins strategically placed. There is water, electric, and sewer hookup. There is no cable and for the first time in a long time, we skipped testing the Wi-Fi. Would I recommend this park? Yes. Would we come back? Yes. Informational: Our RV is 36' long.

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This was a great campground to spend as a toured around DC. It claims to be the closest to Washington DC, but it was still a haul to get into the city. Our space was near the Conference Center. There is water, electric, and sewer hookup. There is cable TV but the channels are limited. There is WiFi, which worked well. We stayed here nearly a week and the road noise from the Interstate was annoying, but did not affect our sleep. The spaces are tight, but I do not think many people come to Cherry Hill to enjoy the great outdoors. One complaint: Nightly price, we paid nearly $57 per night with a discount which is about $10 more than should be charged. Oh well, I guess we did pay it. Would I recommend this park? Yes. Would we come back? Yes when we come back to visit DC.

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This is a very basic RV campground and very small. There are no amenities, except for WiFi which works well for casual surfing. The price per night at $35 per night was a bit more then it should be, but there are very few RV campgrounds near Richmond so you just have to go with it. There is water, electric, and sewer hookup. There is no cable TV, if that is your thing. It's nothing to look at. It is next door to a trailer park. The noise was not noticeable even though you are next to Highway 1. In fact, at night the highway is very empty which allows for good sleep. Would I recommend this park? Sure. Would we come back? Sure, for a day or two.

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We stayed here for six days in March; although, we had originally planned on staying for three days. We really enjoyed this place even though it was off-season and most amenities were closed. We were as close as possible to the beach. The cost to stay here also was a huge factor at only $31 a day. We could not have asked for any better place to stop our RV. We had full hookups, a decent sized space, and Cable TV. I was leery of this place, afraid it would be chinsy or overly family. This campground is a campground with limited pirate themes so perfect for us. Would I recommend this park? Absolutely. Would we come back? Absolutely.

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We stayed here for two days and really enjoyed our stay. The staff was very helpful and easy to work with. Our site was located next to the pond and it was on the small side, but we had full hookups including cable TV. The WiFi was spotty, but it worked. It was raining the entire time we stayed, but the campground looked well maintained. There was an occasional train, but it was not disruptive. Would I recommend this park? Yes. Would we come back? Yes

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We stayed here for three days in March and really enjoyed our stay. The RV park is pretty standard, full hookups, cable, and *gasp* Wi-Fi that works! Our space was on the 'B' row and it was pretty quiet. The laundry room was small, but adequate and clean. The playground was decent. The dog run was amazing, simply one of the best. I have two complaints. The first is they don't offer a weekly rate (normally one day free), the second is the daily rate is just expensive. We would have stayed for a whole week, but at $59 a day it just was not worth it to extend our stay. Would I recommend this park? Absolutely. Would we come back? Yes.

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I was planning on a no-frills space and that is what I found. We stayed here for one night as we were passing through. The site was spacious, but there was no pad or gravel so we parked the RV on the dirt. I let the toddlers and our dog run around until the bugs started to attack, then we pulled back into the RV where we watched bug after bug try to break in over the next few hours. I had only expected Electric hookups, but was surprised to find a water faucet. Not surprisingly the water pressure was next to none. A spilled glass of milk has more water pressure than the faucet here, but hey, it was a bonus right? The cost to stay here was $30 a night, which seemed a bit steep but acceptable. The other surprise we found was that GA state parks charge a 'car pass', which is $5 per visit. If you are staying here a week, its $5 which helps spread the cost. In our case, it was one night making our nightly total $35, which is what some regular RV campgrounds charge. I cannot really knock this place though, it was beautiful and quiet. I did enjoy our stay, sans the bugs. Would I recommend this park? Yes. Would we come back? Yes, probably .

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This was our 50th RV Campground since we started our trip nearly 9 months ago. I was looking forward to visiting St Augustine thanks to some friends recommendations, And of course, it is the oldest city in North America. Our stay at the KOA was very disappointing from the moment I pulled into the campground. Our nightly rate of $67 was the most we had spent on our trip so far so I was expecting some pizzazz. Instead, I was greeted by an unhappy employee who did not want to help me and a campground full of 'Out of Order' signs. I paid a bit more for a 'premium' space, but the only thing premium was having a small 'wooded' area between you and other RV spaces. Our space was up front so we had lots of noise from the tour buses and other campers. Our picnic table and patio area was in disrepair. The space was very unleveled and there was at least a one-foot elevation difference. We had full hookups and surprisingly the WiFi was reliable (not enough for me to work on, but good enough for casual browsing). The cable TV worked, but the channels were limited (we did get two religious channels, including the infamous GOD TV). The 'play' area was pathetic, run down, and dirty. The laundry room had 20% of the washers 'Out of Order' and two out of the three dryers were 'Out of Order' our visit. The game room looked sad; half the machines were 'Out of Order'. It seemed you could not walk around the RV campground without seeing those three dreaded words, 'Out of Order'. The RV Campground is centrally located. You of course have to drive into the city but who would expect a RV Campground in a 500+ year old city? There were shops and food nearby. At the end of the day, our stay was pleasant. I could not imagine coming here again though and paying nearly $70 a night. This is a $40 per night RV Campground, not a penny more. Would I recommend this park? Not really. Would we come back? No.