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Garden of the Gods Campground, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $54.00
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First, the rate varies depending on the type of site you choose and the number of people staying. We had a very basic RV site with 2 adults and 3 kids. Definitely not a bargain campground. As previous reviewers have said this is an incredibly cramped campground. I puzzled over this for a few days, until I realized that the entire nearby city of Manitou Springs is similarly cramped -- parking, buildings, street lanes are all very tight. Then I realized that the area is a water drainage area for Pike's Peak -- the streets of Manitou Springs are lined with warnings about what to do when you hear the Flash Flood warning sirens, and we saw more than one storefront sandbagged against flooding after a small rainshower. So, I think that the cramped conditions at the campground are less the fault of the management, and rather a result of simple geography. If you want more room, I suggest you find a place a little further east/closer to Colorado Springs. Getting the trailer into the campsite wasn't all that bad, though. The campground actually won't ALLOW you to do it yourself -- you have to have the help of one of their staffers, who will help guide you into your site. I wish we had the same help on leaving, though, because we scraped the side of our trailer while making a turn to exit the park! Also, finding space to park a regular vehicle was very difficult, too. Possibly the most problematic portion of our stay. Amenities: clean bathhouses, laundry, small playgrounds, heated outdoor pools, breakfast available for a charge. Wi-Fi not excellent, but they have 4 different Wi-Fi systems, so I always found one with enough bandwidth to get email (they ask you not to do any streaming). Overall, decent for the area, but next time we'll choose a different part of the city. We camped at Garden of the Gods Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Thomas County Fairgrounds, Colby, Kansas

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $20.00
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We made the decision to stay here at the last minute, when a thunderstorm chased us off the interstate, so I didn't have very high standards. The Thomas County Fairgrounds both met my expectations and surprised me. This is a campground that exists to serve annual county fair. The fact that it was still open puzzles me a bit, but there were another half-dozen sites occupied, so maybe they get enough business to justify it. The campground is really just an open field, mowed short, and a little muddy in the rain. There are zero activities for the children, unless you count running amok in field (after a long day on the road, sometimes that's all we need!). No pull-through sites, but the sites are incredibly easy to get into, with tons of maneuvering room, and only the utilities hookups to worry about hitting. The campground attendant was very casual -- we called in to check they had an opening, and he just told me to pick whatever site looked good to us :) As we were settling in, he came to collect our payment -- $20 cash, no registration required. Because we'd pulled off the road due to a thunderstorm, I asked about a storm shelter. It's a concrete box under the grandstand -- not exactly ideal to this Kansas girl, but lots better than a trailer in a storm! Fortunately, we didn't need it. Would I stay here again? If I needed to a place to get off the road in Colby, yes. Would I make it a destination? No. We camped at Thomas County Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Arkalon Park, Liberal, Kansas

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $25.00
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Passing through Liberal recently, at the last minute we decided against another RV park. A quick search online turned up Arkalon, and it ended up being an extremely pleasant surprise. The setting is beautiful, much more pleasant than I had expected to find in that area of the state. It was a breeze to get the trailer parked, a boon to these novice travelers. The water connector seemed to be surprisingly far away, and our water hose was short by at least 10 feet. Fortunately, the campground host had several spares (which makes me think that perhaps this is common problem). The park staff was helpful and kind, and the abundant wildlife was a hit with my kids. That was a good thing, because the "playground" turned out to be just two sets of swings, so if I had a suggestion for improvement, it would be to upgrade the playgrounds. Oh, and while the water is acceptable for drinking, it makes lousy coffee :) Bring along a bottle or two for brewing -- you'll thank yourself! And all this for just $25/night -- Arkalon is truly a hidden gem! We camped at Arkalon Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Longview Lake Campground, Lee's Summit, Missouri

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $17.00
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We chose this campground for it's location and proximity to things we cared about -- and I think that might be the only reason to choose it. Oh, it's a nice enough place to sleep for the night, clean and quiet. A small playground for the kids, and fire grills for your meals. But there is just nothing actually to attract me to the place. Park your tent or camper and leave to go do fun things. That said, there are plenty of fun things to do, in that Longview Lake is not far away. Beach, marina, golfing, etc. But the campsite is NOT waterfront. We camped at Longview Lake Campground in a Tent.

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