MichelleKry

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We opted for the sunny spot to make use of our solar. She mentioned it was near the road. I was OK with that but much later in the conversation it became clear we were in the more expensive area (not by much, so I didn't change my mind). The spots on the road are very spacious, but the road noise is one of the worst I have tried to sleep next to. It is a busy road with lots of 18-wheelers going 70 mph which is the speed limit! Lots of social activities (remember, if you are not 5 minutes early, you are late) and features (lending library, breakfast, movies, dancing lessons, computer group, etc). The grounds are meticulous. I was given conflicting information about converting from monthly to weekly; it is not yet resolved, but I am giving them credit for doing what was originally stated. Office help could not explain what one of the social events was nor provide a recommendation on where to walk dogs. I know many are volunteers, but it would be nice to hear "I don't know, but will ask around, come back in a bit." type of response. Outside of the Escapees' area, walking and biking in the hood is mostly impossible due to loose dogs (again, no points off, just letting you know).

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We were pleasantly surprised to be assigned an end spot with a tree and, like all others, grass and picnic table. Good location for exploring the area. Were never told that we could use the hotel pool (just found out now reading other reviews). Baffling why someone would need a calendar and a calculator in addition to the computer system to check us in and settle up. Did not get an itemized bill the first time. We were told the nightly rates (week and weekend), but then the total was much more. Come to find out their taxes add up to 15%. After renewing for a few more nights, we got an itemized receipt that was wrong, but the amount we paid was correct since it was based on the calculator action (vice what was entered on the computer). The person checking us in could not tell us if breakfast was available at any of the restaurants at the casino during the week. When asked if there was a place to walk dogs, we were told that people go up the hill towards the road, but she didn't know what was up there or where they went. There is miles and miles of a paved bike path in both directions. If you take the path west, you can walk across the Texas St bridge to take you to Shreveport; crossing the bridge is not for the faint of heart. Best place to walk the dogs on site (not on other sites) was along with a bunch of trash. You can hear the trains during the day and night, but we have heard worse. Traffic noise not an issue. Note, that you can boondock for free in the lot to the left as you approach the RV Park building. We also had poor service regarding the casino.

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Truck problems forced us to visit this RV Park. It is located in a portion of Fort Chaffee military base that was sold/gifted to the city of Fort Smith. The town is a ghost town except for a few workers here or there. The park has lots of very nice RVs; figure most are long term visitors working in the area. Only two spots were available. Price is reflects 50amp FHU, cable (only worked one of two days) and internet. Spacing was acceptable. Spot was the most unlevel spot we've encountered in 2 yrs of traveling full time and was used as someone's ash tray. Connections are at the back of the spot.

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We are not THAT picky, but when we pulled in, if we were not having truck issues, we would have left. There are a couple of rows of RVs and a couple for mobile homes. We were able to navigate our 35 ft around looking for the office, but it was tight. Most of the RVs and mobile homes were old and unkempt. That didn't bother us as much as how much trash there was about the place from cans to mattresses. We parked in a section in the front of the park (30amp FHU). We had to stay a few days to get our truck fixed, by then we realized it was safe. The neighbors were quiet, but it is on a busy road. It is a good location for exploring Fayetteville and Bentonville; we ended up staying a month to see everything. I felt it was pricey for what you get, but there are not that many options in the area.

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Very clean and quiet park, but a bit rundown. Our water spigot was broken, but was promptly repaired. They were not surprised it had broken again. Spacious site complete with fire pit, grill and picnic table. Nice trail surrounds park. Ancient Indian village remains and museum on property. Very convenient to Graceland and downtown Memphis. That would have been the end of my review, but we decided to stay one more day due to rain and possible thunderstorms (rather stay put than drive). The next morning while taking the dogs on a loop around the campground and packing up, the whole campground reeked of sewerage. Since there are no sewer hookups at the sites, this did not make sense; the dump station was quite a distance away. I mentioned the smell to the camp host and was informed that after it rains the waste water treatment plant next door puts out this odor. I had to take a few points off for the smell.

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Price reflects monthly rate. Staff was friendly. Site was long, but barely enough room for our truck. Sites were close together, but enough room for a picnic table. Multiple social events weekly. They have multiple short trails in the back in the woods. Points off for allowing confederate flag flying on an RV.

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Rate reflects monthly rate for full hookup at front part of park, then add electricity. It is very tight, a bit hard to get into, and very unlevel. The utilities are at the back of the site, bring plenty of length. Very expensive, you are paying for the location. Laundry is the cheapest I've seen at $1 wash and $.25 for 10 minutes in an antique dryer that has to be the hottest on the planet, 2 quarters will cook your 2 washes in 20 minutes. Staff is friendly and are always working to keep the place neat. They had a warm welcome for our dogs, too. They added fire pits while we were there; they are in the communal yard. There is no way I'd want fires at the sites; the RVs are way too close. Each site has a picnic bench. Regarding the neighborhood... Beautiful but dangerous walk (no sidewalks) to Second Beach. Safer walk through the neighborhood to First Beach, still no sidewalks, but less traffic. Peaceful park practically next door with a 1/2 mile loop and a windmill that is great for walking dogs. P.S. The For Sale sign out front is for a mobile home on the property per the real estate agent who I happen to know.

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Rate reflects non-MA resident, electric only site. Since there was no water or sewer at any of the sites, we used their showers; they were fairly clean, hot water, and some even drained. Spotless and new? No, but adequate. We eventually got our 38' with opposing slide-outs in there and level. Some tree branches were touching the back and top. We were too close to the fire pit to have a fire. If you are big, be picky on which site you choose. Neighbors were far apart. Lots of folks gathering damp wood from the park for their campfires which resulted in lots of smoke in the air at night and sometimes during the day. GPS took us to a non-entrance to the park. Make sure you approach from the north west of the park on Union street; use the address on the web site (doh!). Hiking and biking trails were plentiful and well marked. Note, there is no swimming; the major body of water is a reservoir.

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I kept asking if our 35' fifth wheel would fit; the man avoided answering. I would have really liked it if he told us that the campground was RIGHT before the 13' 6" bridge. We were at a standstill staring at the bridge when we noticed the campground sign. We managed to fit, but it was not easy. The campground road is uneven, dirt/gravel, narrow with low branches and wires strung at a nail biting 13' 6". The three riverfront sites that we had to choose from were not delineated; it took us a while to figure out what was a spot. There were water spigots here and there. There were more wires strung across the 'sites' that were definitely lower than 13'; they were attached to boxes and outlets nailed to trees providing 15 amp electricity. We backed into the only one we could maneuver into as far back without hitting the wires. Luckily we did not stick out into road, but leveling was the most difficult we have ever had to do. Even just walking around was tricky. We ran an extension cord about 50' to get our electricity and about 30' water hose to get water. Full hookups means that you can flag a guy down to pump out your tanks. In general the place was unkempt and littered. Being on the river was nice and peaceful (except for the train that is about as close as the river). They provided a fire ring and picnic bench; it was way too buggy for us. There were lots of birds; we got a great view of a woodpecker who landed on our window.

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Other reviews are pretty accurate. GPS indicated it was further down the road; I saw the office sign, but it was too late. We managed a turn around in the neighborhood which I would not recommend. Be prepared to turn into the office at the bottom of the highway off ramp. The manager and his dog (loose) were in the office for our check in. He isn't the most friendly, but we got through it. The office is a stinky mess. I would have loved to put on my rubber gloves and give the place a deep clean, but alas I was here to see Asheville. We were on our own to figure out that you can request a box for the cable, the location of the trash bins (behind white picket fence), that wifi is password protected and that you need a code to use the bathrooms. The highway noise is very loud. We were not lucky enough to get a river front spot. Awesome to have the trail running right through the RV park. I had no problems with electricity (I did not measure), but did see the water pressure fluctuate quite a lot. I saw some trash, but the next time I looked it was gone. So someone is doing some basic maintenance. (Note to fellow campers, if you can't find the trash bins, don't leave your trash behind in the site in a plastic bag; that is plane old rude.) I would return for the proximity to Asheville and for the walking/biking trail.

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Tiny park, it would take about 5 minutes to walk the grounds with our dogs for which they charge $2/dog/day the privilege to allow to stay in my RV. Price reflects 3 dogs. Kinda reminds me of a phrase that would be inappropriate to repeat here, but in this case it is 'pay for dogs welcome.' "Not really, but if you pay me ..." Make sure you get directions, there is another Pinto Lake Park next door. The site are very tight. We were not allowed to stay in an end spot. We ended up in one that the neighboring spot was so small that most would not fit and thus we could fit. Oh, and you can't touch the water due to pollution. Staff was friendly, but I would find other options if I return to the area if at all possible.

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Price reflects dry camping and paying on site. $50 for full hookups (not sure about sewer at those sites, there is a dump station). You can reserve 48-hr in advance on-line for an extra $8 fee that does not go to the park. I looked on-line and saw that a spot is available for the next 3 days, I thought I could show up and pay for the next 3 days and save myself the $8 fee. Nope! You pay each day, if it is available. On site they get a piece of paper with what is reserved/available. They have no internet access at the booth; you with a smartphone have more information about what is available on future dates than those on site. On the fourth day, our spot was reserved; we asked if we could move to one of the other available spots. Not so fast! They will put our name on a list, and then at 2pm the park ranger assigns those on the list to spots available. You can park in the day use area for the 2 hrs between check-out and check-in time. If you are the day-of type, then you can plan on two days and then be ready to move or make the reservation for the third night when you arrive. OK now, besides the whole reservation thing, the beach was very unpleasant to walk on with all the sand flies. There isn't much for taking a long hike, the park is in the city. Supposedly you can walk the train tracks to the next town. Showers are $0.25 per 2 minutes. Having come from OR state beaches, $31 for full hookups and a nicer beach; I can't recommend.

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Adequate park for the price. Check-in was swift enough, got some suggestions on walking distance restaurants. There a $5 deposit for a key to use restrooms and laundry, too many people driving off without returning them. Pretty close to neighbors, but we still fit with our opposing slide outs. My biggest problem is their daily watering, so much so that there is water running all over the roads in the park, leading to the park and the sidewalk outside the park. Have a hard time supporting an establishment that is so oblivious to the drought.

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Huge park, very clean, and nicely landscaped. We were in the lowest level, and after 6 nights of interrupted sleep from the trains running throughout the night, I was so grateful to leave. Only place to walk the dogs was in the park or on the busy street with no sidewalks. To explain all the restrictive rules, the office staff explained that they are owned by a company in CA

     

Burns RV Park

Burns, Oregon

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We got a huge pull-through with grass, cement pad, and picnic table. Fairly level site. Price reflects Good Sams discount. Very close to the road; the noise didn't bother my sleep, but I am a heavy sleeper. They have laundry. The worked for a few minutes over the two nights we stayed.