Date of Stay: February, 2017
We've stayed here for the Gem Show for the last three years, but this will probably be our last year. We grew accustomed to the noise and location (industrial), and the park is very nice and clean, paved roads and concrete pads, power/water/sewer are fine, but the management has significantly decreased their standards over the last year. They now allow unkept permanent residents (trailer park look), teenage kids have angered us and many residents we spoke to (knocking on windows during the night and running away, etc), the wifi hasn't worked for over a week (finger-pointing going on between KOA and Tengointernet), and the cafe/bar seems to always be inhabited by loud/drunk permanent residents. Considering the number of options in the Tucson area we'll be looking for a new place to park next year.
Date of Stay: June, 2016
For the price we expected much more. This is NOT a big rig friendly campground. The roads are tight and rutted, the pull-through sites aren't long enough, and low tree branches hit our rig in the park and on the 2 mile road leading to it. The sites are terraced on a hill. Our site wasn't level (requiring three leveling blocks under the tires), and there wasn't a place off the pad to even sit level in a chair or use the BBQ (everything was on a slope). The water pressure, electrical (reading 117 volts), and sewer were satisfactory. The WiFi never worked while we were here, despite daily assurances that someone was working on it. Also be aware that their stated rates do not include a hefty 14.25% sales tax that will be added. All-in-all, this was not a good experience, and we won't be back.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
In 2 years of full-timing, this was the dustiest park we've ever been in. It's also the scariest. There was a section for permanent residents right next to our site, as well as two trailer parks next door that I wouldn't walk through in broad daylight. We made sure everything was locked up and out of sight. Check in became a problem when we were over-charged. Wifi was decent and dependable. Tree branches will hit a large rig (as they did ours). The cost, considering the condition of the park, is outrageous. If we had known we would have just kept driving.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
The price shown reflects a monthly rate. We called weeks ahead to reserve a large, 50 amp site. We arrived to find that there are only three 50 amp sites (despite their website showing many more), and the camp host has one of those sites. We were lucky to get one of the remaining sites, as there were no reservations, and no one around to even check us in. In fact, after trying multiple times a day to find someone at the small office, we finally caught the camp host on the third day so we could pay. The road and site are dirt with some pressed in gravel. About as dusty as you'll find. It doesn't help that the permanent residents use the access road as a NASCAR race track. Sites and surrounding trees are poorly kept. Upon arriving our sewer connection had it's cap off and was clogged with dried leaves. At one point the water didn't work because the campground pump went out and had to be replaced. Wifi was virtually useless; it had decent bandwidth when working, but it would go down multiple times a day for hours at a time. The location is actually nice, with very little road noise and very quiet at night. With some TLC and fresh gravel this place might be decent, but right now we would avoid it.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
This park would be excellent if it weren't for the area it's in. Specifically, the Salt Lake City Sewage Canal runs along the north side of the property and smells horrible. We were in one of the farthest sites from it, and we still couldn't spend any time outside. The management should alert potential customers to this. Besides that, the sites are paved, as well as the access road, and are very well-kept. Lawns are lush and well-groomed. Staff were very nice and helpful, and their community room is very nice (pool table, foos ball, card table, kitchen, etc). Water pressure was fine but the water is extremely hard and left concrete-like water spots on anything it touched. Power was an issue. Low voltage kept us from using more than two appliances per leg (50 amp) at a time. Wifi was decent to poor. The utilities were poorly located. It was the first time we've ever had to purchase a sewer hose extension (which they sold at the office for $20). A look down our row showed that everyone else had to do the same. The park has a security gate, but it's also right on the bike path. That would be an advantage for exercising, but a problem for security. My bicycle was stolen during the day, which prompted us to buy locks and chains for everything (bikes, grill, table, chairs, etc). The park is in an industrial section of town with smells and smog from multiple refineries next door. The price we paid was a monthly rate. We had one of the wider pull-thru sites, which was helpful.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
The roads are paved, with level gravel sites. We had one of the long pull-thrus for big rigs where they use two back-to-back back-in sites, and it worked out well. The park is on a quiet road with little noise. Utilities were fine, and the staff was very nice. Trash is picked up every day at your site. Wifi was good. Nice pool and hot tub. Nice community room with pool tables, as well as an exercise room. A local movie theater is within walking distance right next to the park. Easy access to major interstate, without being in ear-shot.
Date of Stay: November, 2014
We asked for a long pull-thru, so they gave us the longest one they had (190+'). Certainly overkill for any rig. It had no concrete pad, or BBQ grill, and was the farthest from the Wifi antenna. The ground was saturated from recent rain, and muddy. I wish they had mentioned any of that before they gave us that site. The park seems like a decent place for an overnight. Traffic noise would keep us from staying longer. Water and electricity were no problem.
Date of Stay: October, 2014
We wanted to come to the area to explore the motorcycling roads, and this was the perfect campground to make our home base. They call themselves The Quiet Retreat, and we completely agree. No road noise, and incredible night sky. Very strong wifi, and water/power were fine. On-site owners are very nice and are committed to making your stay peaceful. Level gravel sites, and good room between them. If you're in to motorcycling, this area has the best roads we've found in the US. We'd give Ozark View a perfect 10 if the roads and sites were paved. We will certainly be back.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
We needed a base of operations to travel to two weddings and this location is close enough to the airport and major interstates to make it feasible. We stayed here for 6 weeks. The park itself is very nicely landscaped, and very clean. Concrete pads and paved roads are what we look for for our motorcycle. Wifi, electricity, and water pressure were good. Our biggest complaint, and what will prevent us from returning except for an overnighter, was the traffic noise. Not from the interstate, but from Parvin Road. The park is right on the edge of a large industrial park consisting of heavy truck dealers and repair centers (look at it from Google Earth). There is constant diesel engine noise day and night. Since Parvin Road is a hill, most trucks use (LOUD) diesel braking on the way down. We tried to sit outside one night and couldn't have any type of conversation. As an overnight it should be fine, but I wouldn't spend any significant time there. Also, depending on which way the wind is blowing, you may be overcome be the smell of the nearby asphalt plant.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
We were originally going to stay here for 2 weeks, but within two days we signed up for 3 more weeks. The owners are true RV'ers, and understand just what we need. They don't crowd campers together if they don't need to, and they don't have a lot of ridiculous rules (just common sense). The owners are the friendliest we've run into. The park is situated conveniently off I-29, but there's no road noise. It's also half way between Omaha/Council Bluffs and Sioux City, making day trips a breeze. All of the utilities we look for (Wifi, water, power) worked great. The area (the heart of the Loess Hills) was great for motorcycling. The sites are gravel, with tall shade trees. We usually don't care for trees (due to our satellite dish and tall RV), but the owners trim all of the branches way up, so there's never a problem, but there is shade. They also have propane on site. We would have given them a 10 if the sites and road were paved. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: November, 2013
The good: paved campground road, full and level concrete pads, wonderful staff, great facilities, lovely view of Guntersville Lake, quiet area, snf roomy sites. The bad: Horrible Wi-Fi, 15 miles from stores, and rough parts of the 10-mile road to park (route 67). This campground would have rated a 9 if it weren't for the Wi-Fi. We were less than 75 yards from the office, had great signal strength, and there were only 2 other people in the park. The problem (confirmed by the staff) is that the absentee owner has throttled the bandwidth to the point where it's useless. Every 15-30 minutes the site will require a new log-in with the security code. Anything you were working on will be lost. Simple email takes an eternity. Don't even attempt any type of data transfer (it will never finish or will fail). The nightly rate reflects Windemere's discount for a two-week stay. We will not stay here again.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
The good: beautiful location (river on one side, view of the Smoky's on the other), nice level sites, wonderful staff (the best we've ever run across), area activities, and beauty. The bad: 5mph speed limit on a LONG campground road to the sites takes time. The rate shown includes discounts for a 3-week stay. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
The good: level and roomy sites, good pull-through room, nice setting (pond, hills, etc), wonderful staff, and beautiful surrounding area. The bad: permanent residents leave for work starting at 5am (and they all have loud pickup trucks), 24/7 truck/road noise from I-70 for any of the non-permanent sites (the ones closest to the road) is horrible. The rate listed reflects discounts for a two-week stay. The road noise, for us, is a killer and we won't be back.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
The good: real gated security, paved interior road, helpful staff, well-kept campground, level and roomy sites, nice facilities, resort town nearby, and lots to do in the area. The bad: drainage in severe weather and gravel sites. This was our first campground on our new journey as full-timers, and this campground spoiled us. Except for a paved or concrete pad, you couldn't ask for more. The rate listed reflects the discount for a two-week stay. We'll be back if we're in the area again.