Judy Birchland

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We arrived after dark and stayed one night while moving south to Florida. Seemed like a very nice place. We used the laundry which was fine. Our lot electric/water drive through site was big, level and spacious and everything worked well. The dump station was fine. The campground host was wonderful. I had only one complaint. The speed bumps in that park will take out your undercarriage and destroy your axles if you take them at anything faster than a slow roll with your foot just off the accelerator. Otherwise an above average state park.

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Interesting spot, basically a fish camp. The major occupation of visitors is fishing and the campground also has a marina. About half the lots are taken up by people who rent by the year and park a camper for use on weekends. There was nothing disreputable or yucky about the campers so it seems the owner has standards. The far end of the campground has one row for permanent residents that is run down but it is a large campground so they are far away. There is a campground host living on site. We have stayed here several times and it is one of our favourite places. Dog friendly with a nice little riverside beach where dogs can swim too. Mature trees on a ridge so there is lots of shade. The campground is a spit of land jutting into the lake and there are numerous docks. Many of the campsites are right on the water and you could dock your boat next to your site if you wish. Those sites fill up fast so make a reservation. The inner campsites are clean neat and well ordered, long but a little narrow. The WIFI is great and cable has 44 channels. Staff are pleasant and helpful.

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We expect a certain level of service and facilities when we go into a KOA. This one had an exceptionally friendly and helpful staff in their on site management, even by KOA standards. The lots were long and wide, a pleasant surprise. This KOA is nestled between an interstate and a busy major highway but a strategic row of mature trees and a long ridge meant we barely heard the traffic noise. There was a pleasant surprise on awaking. The campground is set in lovely hills giving a picturesque view for this prairie girl. Internet was fast. Cable was good. The dog park was a typical small made for Yorkies one but they had a nice large grassed walking area with a small creek. My only complaint is they used very large gravel so our plot was full of many sharp 6cm rocks which meant I had to be careful of my knees on set up and take down but that was a minor. They had large cement pads for the picnic tables. The road into the KOA was a mess of ugly potholes with roadwork going on so hopefully the city will fix that. Meantime drive slowly. Overall an above average KOA.

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We loved the place but then we are geeks. As other reviewers have pointed out, the park is indeed full of tiny toy rocket debris but otherwise it is clean and neat. We stayed here two nights and took in the museum nearby for a wonderful full day. Our site was a pull through, neat, clean and level though some looked a bit rough. Water, sewer electric worked perfectly. Speed wise, the WIFI was top notch; although, we were close to the office so it might not be further out. It's very relaxed this time of year. Folks coming and going and the fellow at the office was charming and full of stories and tips on things to see and do at the museum. My husband says he's one of the attractions. Easy on easy off the main highway. Even though it is late in the year, the park was almost full so I recommend reservations. For $20 it was a really great deal and we'll absolutely be back.

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We go to a KOA expecting a certain level of quality and we got it. A typical if somewhat more overcrowded KOA. Clean, all facilities well run and in good working order. We camped here because we had friends to visit in Memphis. The KOA is normally a 20 minute drive to Memphis. This drive required nearly an hour and we had to go through a nightmarish traffic situation to get over the bridge into downtown Memphis. For visiting Memphis I would wait until the construction is done or go somewhere on the Tennessee side. They do have tours of all the major sights right from the KOA to avoid the driving. Two things struck me about the place. One, this would be like a parking lot when busy. I have never seen such efficient close packing of trailers. You give your rig size and you get a site exactly to fit and not one foot more. There is only just 8 feet of grass to the next site. It is also an easy on and off from the interstate because it is on a service road so the noise was really problematic. Truck roars all night long. Wi-Fi was a delight after trying a few of the repeaters to get onto one close by. Cable was minimal for a KOA. Great for an overnight or to park your rig at while taking their tours into Memphis, but I don't think we'll be back anytime soon.

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There are several campgrounds within the park so make sure you get the right one. We camped in the West Side Campground of the Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area, which is right on the lake itself. The East Side Campground was closed. Hunting season was in full swing and all the other campers were serious male hunters in all male hunting bands. Polite and friendly but I felt kind of out of place as a female. We heard a lot of shooting nearby so we went around with our orange and yellow raincoats on. We went for a canoe trip in the cypress swamp from the dock across the road from our site. Very nice place if you would like to canoe in a cypress swamp and we enjoyed that. However the water tap didn't work and when we tried to dump, the dump site was plugged and we had to contend with a mess. Showers were closed. For an overnight it was a lovely scenic park but don't expect the water and sewer to work. The electricity was fine. Long narrow roads in and out where you can't turn around but the sites are huge once you are off the roadway into the campground. Not worth the $20 we were charged, in spite of he lovely canoe trip.

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Super friendly staff helpful staff settled us in after a warm welcome. Exceptionally dog friendly with a brand new fenced dog run (big enough for our big dogs) and doggie treats on arrival. The place is well groomed with nice wide and long lots with grass and hardtop.gravel to park on. They have benches overlooking the lake and lovely flower beds to sit and contemplate life. The sunsets were fabulous. We stayed a week and we really liked this place. The laundry is small, 1 washer and 1 dryer but cheap. It's a short drive from the campsite to every major box store you could want. The campground is set well back from the interstate so there was some noise but far off. We heard coyotes and saw jackrabbits. The lake is a small manmade one stocked with fish. There is a creek/drainage ditch nearby making the boundary on one side of the park. It was pleasant to walk around the lake with our dogs. It was late fall when we arrived and we stayed a week because we had friends to visit. Internet alternated between impossibly slow and super fast and was mostly adequate to good though we found we could not use Skype. They had only one space available for a full week as it is very busy with many fellow snowbirds migrating south although most don't stay more than one or two nights so call ahead for a longer stay.

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Pretty little small town campsite perfect for an overnight. Drop box to pay at the washrooms, $15 gives you a modern full service campsite with electricity, water, sewer. (Cash or cheque only.) There is a nice children's playground in the same park. Town itself is a typical midwestern one with gas and groceries available within walking distance. Police station is visible from the park so we felt safe. Mature trees, nicely tended grass, all very clean. The campground is run by volunteers and any one of them driving by checks up. You must register within 4 hours of arriving. We had only one complaint, that being there is also a rest area for truck drivers nearby and there was a lot of coming and going of trucks all night long. Still for an overnight, especially when in October when so many places are closed, it was perfect.

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As small town campgrounds go this one is a gem due to the fact it is on a small lake above a dam on the Little Saskatchewan. The campground has twelve sites with lovely mature pines, an adjacent children’s park and small beach that was sand during last year’s stay but due to recent flooding in the region is really just mud this year. The lake is lovely for both canoeing and wildlife watching with abundant birds, wildlife and the fishing is great. We saw a river otter from our window. The campground does not have water even though all sites have taps. You must get water from the town office. The washrooms were closed when we were there. Each site has a 30amp and two 20 amp plugs. Cell phone service exists here and our Roger’s internet card generally worked well but did have some intermittent slowdowns. The turn around at the lake side was tight.

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$25 full service, $15 no service. A nice little small town park with a playground, public washrooms and showers and the town is full service with a grocery store, gas station, pharmacy, hardware and small hospital. Highway 5 is a major highway and there was noise. It also stunk from manure spreading in the area. The sites are long and generous for the biggest rigs but all sites are back in. There is water and a dump station at the washrooms. Park opens May long weekend and closes promptly on the Labor Day weekend so water, and electricity was off while we were here but there was no charge. Free firewood. Overpriced for a small town campground.

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Kelwood Centennial park and Campground is another small town campground a short drive off highway 5 and just a bit south of McCreary. There are eight sites, six twenty amp and two 30 amp in a circle of large shade trees. Water is available at the entrance. There is no dump site and the washrooms are rather decrepit looking outhouses but the children’s playground has just undergone a facelift and is rather spectacular for a children's park even by city standards. The park is set on the White Mud river but so close to the source it is really just a small creek here. The park is about a fifteen minute drive to the east gate of Riding Mountain National Park. $15/night for serviced site. Free firewood.

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Langruth Park is a delightful small town campground with eight grass sites surrounded by typical prairie trees set in a small town. The campground is full equipped with 30 amp, full service sites. We were able to pull in with our truck and 28 foot trailer but just barely. The park is being upgraded and there was some construction stuff at one end. We were told they are installing public washroom and showers for next season. This campground is right on highway 50 but being in town, the speed limit is 50km/hr and since it is a favourite place for the RCMP to give out tickets, everyone observes it. We had no issues with traffic noise. One minor annoyance was a local bear which means they had to get rid of all their garbage cans. There is a garbage and recycling depot a couple of blocks away. Perfect for an overnight stop. This area has spotty mobile access and we found there was no cell phone reception or internet mobile card reception in the park. Currently there is no fee to stay but expect that to change once the new washrooms are in.

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We have stayed here before and the campground is in a well shaded low spot in a bend on the Assiniboine River. They say they open April 15th but that is weather dependant and in the past they have not been ready if the weather is cold (as it was this year) so we telephoned. The owner was his usual cheerful pleasant honest self. Water was not working yet but we could fill our tank at a tap outside his home. Internet was not functioning properly but the cable guy was due Friday (the day we left) and we could go on line at the coffee shop in the office. The campground office also holds a gas station and small grocery store. He gave us a discount. Water was on by the next day and internet was fixed during the morning while we packed up. The place is a sweeping parklike setting right on the river with a very pretty view. The river was high and flooding with a whirlpool at the bend so this is not a place for unwatched toddlers and disobedient dogs who like to swim. Half the park is for tenting and half for rigs. Sites are very nice, Back-ins are shorter and cheaper. Pull throughs are long and wide for the biggest rigs. There is an on site caretaker who lives there. Very convenient right off the #1 highway. That was the only issue. There is a bridge over the river at one end of the campground and the big trucks downshift and go over the bridge with a roar and a deep thumping bang. Road noise is an issue. Sites closer to the office and river are quieter. The pool and splash pad and children's playground is new and the park had undergone some major upgrades since we were last here. Showers are coin operated and only two machines in the laundry. Great place to pull in for an overnight and we will again.

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This is a nice municipal park in town run by volunteers with tender loving care. We arrived in early spring before the formal opening in late May but we were welcomed by a volunteer who rushed right over to help us. There was still snow in the campground. There is no charge to camp when the water is off. We got free tap water to fill our tank at the city shop a few blocks at the railway plus there is drinking water available by the jug at a private 24 hour water store next to the town Esso for $3 for 5 gallons. There is a sani dump just outside of the campground. Campground has variable sites, from nice flat and wide to narrow and slanted. Campground is in the bend of a small river/large creek near the mouth of the Souris and is also next to a large lovely park and bird sanctuary. There is a huge outdoor pool with watersides adjacent to the campground (not open during our stay) and several playgrounds for kids in and near the campground. There are many mature trees which meant we could barely navigate with our pick up and 28 RV but we did get into a perfect site backing onto the river. Would be impossible for a big rig. Souris is most famous for it's distinctive swinging bridge and you can easily walk from the campground to the bridge by following the creek. We loved it and we will come again.

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Enjoyed our overnight stay in this campground. We had a large long and level site on mixed gravel and sand with grass lawn around the drive. Internet was excellent. Owner was friendly and helpful and came by to make sure we were settled in and again to be sure everything was fine when we left. We arrived in early spring so it was a bit mucky with some potholes. Drives are wide and there are mature trees. The campground is right off the main highway through town so we enjoyed a walk through town without unhitching and did some shopping. Town is booming so there were some long term residents. all men, in the campsite doing local construction but it felt safe and they had newer campers in good order. There are no permanent residents. We would definitely stop here again.