Jolly Out There

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Full-timer RVers since June 2014

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We really liked this place and plan to come back for longer next time. Big, spacious CG with several rows of roomy sites. Gravel pull-thrus for rigs with green grass, fire rings with grill, and picnic tables next to each site - very nice. As with most KOAs, some sites (a bit pricier) also have swings, a patio, and bigger fire ring, but our site was fine. Maintenance, property management, front desk... KOA staff was always working and very friendly, but never in the way. Very nice, clean, tiled large bathrooms. Excellent, clean laundry facilities. This is a large park, but it didn't feel like a big super-park to us. Even though this is the desert, they have some trees between a lot of the sites (not too good for shade, tho; they're not tall enough) and have nice desert landscaping, particularly around the front office. BBQ dinners could be delivered but we didn't try. WiFi provided, but we found our own HotSpot to be much faster, which was fine. Great Verizon signal. Air antenna gave us main network channels plus PBS - better than expected and "good enough" for the desert that this place is. Nice pool was just being opened for the season. Basketball courts, horseshoes, large space for TV/movie viewing, ping pong table, this place was really great!

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This is a decent spot for a night or two. Nice on-site guy in site #29 was helpful; he's who checked us in. Four bathrooms were self-contained with nice tiled showers, toilets, and sinks in each. Only one washer and one dryer were working (there were two of each in the laundry room) and we had lots to do, so that was a little frustrating. It was nice and quiet when we were there. Note this is cash only. All in all, this was a good spot and we would stay here again.

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RV park operated by the motel out in front. Small souvenir store as part of lobby, as well as TV room; cafe in adjacent building; laundry in another building. Nothing special, but fit for purpose of visiting the west side of Big Bend. Spacious FHU pull-thru spots were fine. Pay showers so we didn't use. We would stay here again.

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If you want to wake up in a remote location to the sound of birds chirping and the site of the sun coming up over the mountains, see roadrunners and jackrabbits on the well-maintained property as you sit outside at night under the stars in the clear desert sky, and be truly off the grid, then this place is for you. If you need amenities, cable TV, tiled bathrooms, and activities, then don't stay here. [Note they do have great WiFi; no Verizon service, though, which was actually rather nice to be that disconnected!] This property belonged to one of the original ranching families of the area, the Stillwells, who didn't sell their ranch to the Park people, and an RV park is one of the ways they sought to make a living in the harsh desert, in addition to ranching and a few other endeavors. We LOVED it here - the history and lore of the place, the very friendly people, the proximity to Black Gap Wildlife Management Area, the front porch for cold beer after our days hiking in Big Bend (Stillwell Store has plenty of cold beer), and the stillness of the ranch and desert all around us. We will come back this winter and plan to stay for a month.

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Nice little private RV park very near Interstate 10. Coffee pot was always on in the office/lounge area and the owner/managers were there to help. Four very clean bathrooms have toilet, sink and shower, and each has a stool and towel hooks. Laundry facility looked clean, but we didn't use. No pool or playground, but that suited us just fine. Our site had plenty of room. We would stay here again.

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As others have said, you stay here to go to the French Quarter. Period. We didn't find the staff too friendly. Desk/Check-in girls were younger and seemed only to be there to get paid, not to be friendly or helpful. We came here last minute, so I had to call to check availability. It took me three tries to get through; the first two times I was put on hold, and after 5 minutes I just hung up. Laundry room was pricey and wasn't very clean. Nice tile showers, but they were full of hair (on walls, in drain) and the toilet/sink areas were worn and not clean either. To get to The Quarter, you have to walk through a now-defunct store parking lot, and homeless people stay not 20 feet from the walkway. We felt okay walking by day, but used taxis to/from FQRV after dark. I doubt we'd stay here again as the value (other than location) was just not there for the very dear price.

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We chose this place for proximity to Vicksburg Nat'l Military Park. It's fit for purpose as it's close to the park. Pull-thru sites were fine for 30' + toad. Staff was nice and friendly. We're not casino people, but if you are, there's a shuttle bus that picks up right at the park. We've been to better parks, but surely been to a lot worse.

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It's hard to rate this place objectively but I'll try. The good: It's a nice park if you like nature - place has two fishing ponds plus lots of birds & trees. We were put in a long pull-thru which was great, and hookups were fine. It's right off the Natchez Trace Parkway, so very convenient for what we wanted. The bad: Were told the laundry facility was not operational but owner was going to fix it. We couldn't find the bathrooms; figured out after we left that they were probably in the little log cabin where the laundry room was. No WiFi; Verizon HotSpot only got 3G. The owner's people skills left a lot to be desired, and his views which he overtly shared soured our experience here.

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The Pros: the sites are all concrete and very level; full hook-ups at all sites easy to access; all sites have picnic table on small patio; it's neat and clean; it's right across from the Southaven RV Center which was very convenient for the service work we had to do on our rig. The Cons: the place felt like a concrete jungle with small grass strips - no personality. No trees. Weak internet. That said, it's a good place to stay, just don't expect a "camping" experience - this is more of a night-or-two place.

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Decent for a night or two if you want to visit Birmingham, but understand that this is a concrete parking lot next to the regular parking lot of a large baseball stadium that isn't used 99% of the time. You get full hookups & a large garbage can, but that's it. No bath house/toilets/showers - you must be self-contained. No fires allowed. No picnic tables. Quiet & easy to drive to. No office; leave cash in a box or call office to pay via credit card.

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Many monthly rentals here for people working at nearby Fort Benning or industry, so lots of regulars. Nice, level pull-thru sites with slab & picnic table for those like us who are just passing thru for a couple of days to visit nearby attractions. Clean grounds with tall old trees. Pool looks nice & new, but too cold to use in January! Very nice and accommodating office staff. Two drawbacks: dated bathrooms (but they were warm) and a nearby train that blew its whistle around 4 a.m. - we only heard that one out of three nights, though. We would definitely come again.

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The last two reviewers accurately describe this mega-RV park/campground and I concur with all of their observations. I will add that this place is full of big rigs and we're just a 30-footer, so it was a bit overwhelming with the big boys surrounding us in what were pretty tight spots for them. Lazydays gets a 10 for modern bathroom/shower facility, but if you're one to use CG showers, they are a bit of a hike if you're not put in a site that's close to them, which we weren't. Laundry facility was very nice; 12-14 of each w/d. Pool (heated) was very nice for lap swimming; a luxury you rarely get. The only reason we didn't give a higher rating was that this place was TOO big for us. We didn't attend rallies, and didn't meet up with friends as most others seemed to be doing, and our preference is something less "institutional" and with a lot more trees and character.

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Large RV park full of very friendly folks, most who appear to be seasonal regulars. The RV section of this facility has a nice pool, very nice laundry facility, clean restrooms, and a social hall that offers weekly church services, Euchre night, Texas Hold-em night, shuffleboard games, and the occasional birthday party, ice cream social, and spaghetti supper. The sites are close, but with everyone being so friendly, this was not an issue at all for us. WiFi could be better; needed to use our hot spot most of the time, but all else was really good - we will definitely return again.

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This is a mega-RV park with 2,500+ leased sites for campers and mini-homes and nearly 900 'transient' campsites. It features almost a mile of beachfront. All sites are pull-thrus with concrete pads, making for easy access and setup. Sites are near one another which for us in December wasn't a problem at all, but in summertime this place would be jammed; it's like a little city with 50+ miles of streets. Very clean, large, newly-updated, heated bathroom houses. Lots of amenities & programming in summertime. Overall, this is a very nice campground - too big and too many people for what we would like in summertime, but in wintertime with very few campers here, it was perfect for full-timers like us.

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Closest CG we could find for visiting Congaree Nat'l Park, but this is more of a semi-permanent trailer home than it is a campground. Seasonal workers live in their trailers here with seven sites, I believe, that were open for those passing through, like us. Folks were friendly (when we saw any), but for us, all this was was a safe place to stay for two nights - no bells or whistles or anything.