jnateg

  • Review Count 53
  • States Reviewed 27
  • Helpful Reviews 13

About jnateg

I am currently a full timer. I volunteer at national parks about a third of the time.

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Roads are asphalt, as well as some sites. Mine was gravel. Check-in was quick and staff were friendly. Wi-fi was terrible, if I could connect it was very slow. Verizon Jetpack worked fine. Cell phone coverage was excellent. Laundry was good ($1.50 wash/dry). CG is far enough from the interstate that you don't get much noise from it. Nice CG to use as a base to visit the tourist attractions.

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A nice park in a questionable neighborhood. The campground is in the city in an industrial/commercial area right off a busy thoroughfare. All of the roads and many of the sites are gravel. WI-fi worked fine and cell phone coverage was good. There was fairly constant noise from the road and from the dollar store. Other areas of the park are near industrial businesses. I will try a different park if I pass thru again.

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Overnight stay while traveling west. Easy access off of I-10. The location is a few miles east of town. The road into the campground needs repaired but the roads inside the park are in good shape. Wi-fi worked okay. Good cell phone coverage. Road noise from the interstate is constant.

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Price doesn't include the $3 daily park fee. Beautiful area in which to camp, hike and bike. No cell phone service on Verizon, plus if you do connect they think you are in Mexico.

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Above average Thousand Trails campground. WiFi is advertised but there is only a WiFi hotspot at the activity center. The hotspot is very slow even when I was the only person in the center. Pros - all utilities worked fine; trees between most sites; very good lighting in the CG that doesn't interfere with star gazing. Cons - WiFi; sites not maintained. Staff was trimming trees during my stay.

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Rate based on 30 day stay and includes additional charge for electric. Rates vary depending on site selected. Pros: friendly and helpful staff; short walk to the beach. Cons: WiFi works but was constantly dropping connection; light pollution-too many standard street lights that even ruin a nighttime beach walk; unleveled sites; narrow sites.

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I don't know where the excellent reviewers were staying but it couldn't have been this campground. I reserved a campsite for 2 weeks and this review is being submitted at the end of the first day here. Pros: there is a lot of space between most campsites which are spread among the cedar trees. Cons: Wi-Fi is advertised but there are only 2 hotspots in the campground and one is currently down and the other one doesn't show up on my phone. Cable TV is advertised but it is nonexistent. Roads are terrible and full of potholes. Adult lodge and laundry room are closed with no advertised reopening. Went to the Family Activity Center and it was closed for renovations. Campsites are not level and have not been attended to in awhile. No over-the-air TV channels. If you use a satellite dish you have to pick your site wisely. Verizon cell service is iffy and spotty, so my Jetpack is constantly dropping service. The water pressure is low and water flow is poor. The campground was hit by a tornado in May 2015 and 6 months later they still use this as a reason for the condition of the campground. Poor management and poor maintenance are the reasons, not a tornado.

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Stayed here for one night. Most of the campground was closed for the season but they did have about 10 FHU sites open for $25 a night. The store, restrooms and showers were closed as advertised. Roads and some sites are rutted from erosion. Road noise from the road and interstate was audible but not bad. Camp host was friendly and helpful.

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Mountaindale is a very nice campground off the beaten track. The sites are level and I saw maintenance actually using survey equipment to level a site. The entire campground is well packed gravel with beautiful landscaping. The Wi-Fi worked fine but I didn't like having to log in twice to use it. There are numerous repeaters throughout the CG and you have to experiment to find the best one. Again, you have to log in twice to each one. Cable is analog and reception at my site was snowy. This CG is a nice base camp while touring the Colorado Springs area.

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This is my second stay at this campground. My travels brought me thru Dodge City again and it was a convenient place to stop over. The CG is right off the main road about a mile from Dodge City. Yes, the train tracks are directly across the road but without the railroad Dodge City would not grown after the cattle drives ended. The roads are gravel and need attention. Sites are fairly level but may require a little leveling. WI-fi works fine. Cell coverage is good. Gate is locked at 8PM but a code is provided at check-in.

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Great park for an overnight, but I decided to use it to get off the road for a few days. Staff escorts you to your site and offers suggestions for sit-up. Wi-Fi worked fine. Laundry room is clean and only $2.50 to wash and dry. Water pressure is a little low. Dust from the gravel road is bad when people exceed the speed limit. My vehicle had a white dust coating on it. The CG is in the country but there are many street lights, too many in my opinion. Some road noise but fairly quiet at night.

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A nice campground for an overnight stay! The owners are very friendly and helpful. Sites are relatively level. All utilities worked fine including the Wi-Fi. Noise from I29 is constant, especially when the trucks run over the rumble strips.

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Very nice park next door to the casino. All sites are pull thru. Everything worked fine. Park was quiet. Some leveling is required with most sites. I would have given this CG a 10 except for the fact that you are parked head to toe with your neighbor with very little space between. Also, the sewer hook-up is recessed under a metal cover and doesn't allow for a secure mating with standard sewer hose.

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The campground is far off the beaten track. The road to it is gravel and almost a mile from the "main" road. There were a lot of seasonal campers there. Great CG for families; playground, swimming, miniature golf, and a sort of hayride. Sites are mostly grass. The sites they use for transients are mostly on the ends. Wi-fi was okay. Cell reception was acceptable. Satellite depends on your site due to trees. My main issue with the CG was the electric. There was a single box for 2 sites, both 30 amp. My neighbor for the one night I was there was in a Class A. The circuit breaker for the box (a couple of sites away) kept blowing. The manager showed us where it was and I reset it a couple of times, the breaker was Hot to the touch. Not a very good set-up. There were no sewer hook-ups in the transient area and they charge $7 to dump.

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The campground is tucked behind a row of stores and services that provide all basic needs within a walk, bike ride or short drive. Positives: asphalt roads (mostly); wi-fi is okay since it was up and down during my stay; not a lot of long term campers. Negatives: Most sites are not level. My site: Most sites are wide with a gravel red dirt pad and a grassy area. My site was one of the odd ones with mostly dirt and it faced my neighbors. The sewer connection was high which required me to monitor the hose when draining waste. I would chose a different CG if I ever return to the area.