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03/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
A former old motel turned RV park. OK for an overnight stop for Petrified Forest National Park (closest one) but even with Passport America discount, price is too high and very noisy with I-40 traffic. Most spaces are on backside of building that was formerly motel units (now available for tents?) with frontage road in front of tow vehicle, which prevents wi-fi reception but was told could go to office area. When asked about bath/shower was directed to building with combined unit for one person only; appeared clean but did not use. Staff member was friendly, meeting us at vehicle upon arrival. Cash/check only. Next time we would stay in Holbrook which is only 5 miles to the west. Note: Sun Valley not shown on most maps and no sign to exit.
03/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rate was with PA discount. Was dusty even without wind. Dumpster in center of park making about a block for those from front. Staff was courteous but did not point out where necessities -- shower, pool, etc. -- plus we had to return to office as original site assigned was already occupied. Park is west of town about 4-5 miles, making it somewhat inconvenient for sightseeing. Good cable and WiFi.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a former KOA (new one north of town) so has all of the perks. Driveways/pads were sand but were not a problem even with very breezy spring day. Staff member was courteous/helpful and presented a gift pack upon checking in; rate was with PA discount. Showers/RR were clean. Rec area for kids. Closest Carlsbad RV park to Caverns (20 min away). Even had amusing 'check list' for RV when leaving. Quiet; and the dog run had biscuits -- a first on this 12,000 ml trip!
03/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
The staff member was friendly/courteous when checking in and directed us to site and pointed out hookups and new dog run. Good WiFi and cable. I-40 nearby but noise was tolerable. No sign for exit so we had to go back from next exit. We would stay here again if in area.
03/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Without a previous review, this park was chosen with reluctance based on AAA and Woodall's rating and we were satisfied. Our rate was with the CC USA discount. The mobile home section is separate from the RV section. Many of RVs appear to be monthly -- construction workers or snowbirds. Overnighters are assigned to a cemented, long pull-thru site; other sites are gravel and back-in. The grounds and bathroom/showers were clean; great Wi-Fi and cable. The owners live on site and were friendly. Laundry rates were very reasonable. The park is in a residential area and quiet overnight and 1 ml from Hwy 6. The only negative was being on the site near the entrance and the traffic going in/out during morning and evening hours. We would return again if in the area.
03/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Beyond the full hook-ups there are no amenities (shower/laundry/cable/internet) at this parking-lot style rv park (a nice plus for non-gamblers). That being said, it is a nice park for an overnight stay with the beach just across the street where your pets are allowed to run and the casino approx. 1/2 ml away. Security staff from the casino will come to pick up/return you to the casino. Be sure to get your new players club card for the $25 slot/table bonus, buffet discount and free t-shirt. We were happy to help out the recovering economy of the area hit hard by Katrina. Would have enjoyed park more had weather been sunny. We would return again if in the area.
02/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Not having a prior review, I was a little apprehensive as we have relied on reviews for our travel. However, my concern was unfounded. If you want a resort, this campground is not for you. St. John's has paved roads but sites are on grass/leaves/sand-dirt(depending on season), like camping in the mountains. Approximately 15 of the 60 sites have permanent residents but seemed to be in an isolated area. Cabins are available for those who do not have/want RV but travel with you. We stayed here during the month of February to use as a base for traveling in area which allowed us to avoid the astronomical fees charged by Daytona-area RV parks for speed week, 30 ml away. This campground is used by race fans, bike week fans and boaters (near St. John's river and many area lakes). The staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. One noticeable problem was a washer with a 'out of order sign' for the entire month and another became unusable so servicing these due to the high usage should become a priority. A higher rating would be given if wWi-Fi service were available; we were told with a nearby bombing range, service is spotty or not possible. For internet service, however, the local library, 2 ml away, can be used for secure service. We would return to this park when in the area.
01/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Staying at the WDW campground has both its advantages the problems. With today's larger RVs and trucks, the narrow roads in each loop can cause problems and even disaster. Our request for a site close to the 'comfort station' in premium loop 300 was granted. The road (even in this premium loop) was so narrow, to get into our site we had to ask a neighboring camper to move his truck to get the angle to more in (see a previous review for a similar problem). Staying at mom & pop RV parks on our travels to WDW, we had free Wi-Fi. However WDW cannot even offer Tengo internet service at your site like some parks do for $4.95/24 hours (all 24!). Instead for Wi-Fi, you must go to 1 of 3 sites in the campground for dawn to dusk service for $9.95 for 24 hr fee (but you can't use it for 24 hr), but with our Vista program, that even wasn't possible. No wonder many people in the campground who winter there use a server with a local dial-up phone number at a specific location; slow but even better than paying a $125 deposit for modem equipment which is available for use at your site. If you stay for a long period, you will need to do laundry: another WDW rip off for $2/ea for wash or dry ($1.25-$1.50 in other parks). We also checked out golf cart rental: $50/day! No wonder many people who come regularly bring their own cart and that we did not rent one (in a 14 day stay, we could have owned the cart!) If you want to do early MK hours and take the boat across, allow at least 45 minutes to catch the bus (this means be out to stop by 7 a.m.) as we waited 30 minutes, missed the boat and missed the early open. The only advantages we found were the transportation when it worked and we chose to use, the extra magic hours for WDW resort users, not paying for parking at a park when we chose to drive, and the cable TV for use in the evenings. Our rate was during the value season with tax and an extra $5/day for our dog (was that for the waste bags?). As we live on the west coast, it will be many years before we return to WDW. As for it being a favorite park, we ranked Florida State parks for beauty and relaxation much higher than WDW.
01/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
If we lived anywhere in the south or east, this campground would be used frequently by our family. We stayed here for 2 nights on way to Walt Disney World and wished we could have stayed longer and the campground was booked for when we could return -- definitely popular! While rainy, our stay was relaxing. The staff were friendly and helpful. The park is gated after hours but campers are given the necessary code to enter if necessary.
01/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
There is no office or camp host to check in with; all contact via phone; only a self check-in at the club house (with kitchen/tables) with a rate sheet posted and sign-in sheet provided, which was not advised when called. An RV group had sites with full hook-ups so other campers had to use other sites that have w/e only; those are along the road and in a field. The one perk was that a sliding scale is used for each additional night stayed. The Opry House was open on Fri/Sat. for dinner with a band but was closed by 9 p.m. Park has gravel roads and sites. Sites along the road have trees and can be tricky getting into except for end site. Note: If parking along the road near Opry House, your rig could be blocked by Opry guest vehicles. While the campground is quiet it was still a distance from town. If ever in the area again, we would not stay here but this is a good campground for RV groups.
01/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Paved roads, wide gravel sites. Good wi-fi and cable. Workamper staff were friendly and helpful. Our PPA rate was good for only 2 nights and when seeking a refund for a 3rd night's stay to continue on trip, we were told it was not allowed so we decided to stay. Al tho the freeway was about 2 blocks away, the campground was reasonably quiet at night; note -- other campgrounds we saw in the area were right next to the freeway so this campground was comparatively more quiet. A Super 8 motel is right next to campground for those traveling with non-RVers; a tent area is also available. We would return if in the area.
01/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our overall rating would have been higher had we not been in site 16, which floods (also noted by a previous reviewer), and the very poor Wi-Fi access. When we arrived, 4-5 sites were still open and I questioned why we were assigned to #16, but was not given any reason. It rained, it flooded and flooded again when another tenant's water hose was on and flowed to: site 16! Maybe it is the assigned site of PPA discount users like us. If you want decent Wi-Fi service, early a.m. or late p.m. seemed to work best. If this park is only 2 years old, one would have thought Wi-Fi towers would have been placed throughout the park and not rely on what seemed to be a slow speed dial-up. Beyond the water and the Wi-Fi, we enjoyed our stay. The park is very quiet and scenic. The staff was nice when checking in but otherwise not observed. The road into the park is very narrow and rutted. We would certainly return and have considered spending several weeks here next time but probably with our own Wi-Fi access and not in site 16.
01/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Based upon previous reviews for the park, we chose to spend our time in San Antonio here and we are happy that we did. Other campgrounds we saw as we toured were either right on the freeway or in an area becoming run down. Although located a short distance from the freeway, it was a pretty quiet park. The staff were friendly when checking in, if asking for information to stores/area, or when working in the park (RVs are also led to their site by a staff member). The showers and laundry were always clean. Lots of activities/park events were available during the New Years holiday. The wi-fi is now free with two large towers and service remained consistently high. The only three issues were the narrow pull-thru sites(for those using a discount such as CCUSA/PA ??) as we did or were here for just overnight. After parking our rig, a motorhome was parked right next to us and their sewer was right outside our door which was inconvenient. To be fair, the back-in sites are actually wider and frequently RVs were parked in every other site. There are also 'premium' sites in the back of the park around the lake which appear to be wider. A second issue was the sparse picnic tables; not every site had one. Finally, with the push to make a 'green' America, this park does not have recycling containers available which is surprising. We chose to save our cans/bottles to see if our next stop in Texas recycles. If not, it must be a state thing. At any rate, we will return to this park when in the San Antonio area.
12/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
As an overnight stop, this RV park was adequate. It is actually 6 ml east of Ozona and is near a Super 8 motel. We were told to select a site from those open but not blacked out on park map (apparently a utility was not working). Seemed like many RVs may have been for construction workers and/or hunters. The laundry room had only 2 washers (one unplugged) and 1 dryer. You do save $2/night if you pay with cash and not charge. Although located near I-10, there did not seem to be much traffic noise if you do not park in the row nearest to the road. Large garbage cans at each site but no picnic tables.
12/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
When we called our original choice of RV parks for Las Cruces and learned they no longer had Passport American or Camp Club USA discounts and their rate was higher than we wished to pay, we contacted Siesta RV via phone to ask about the availability of a site and their rate (which was more acceptable than the first park). The owners were very pleasant and helpful, providing us with directions to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum. The free Wi-Fi was a special bonus. The owners live on-site and advised that they were available even after the office closed. We would stay here again if in the area. Quiet and away from the freeway noise but convenient to restaurants and the Historic Old Mesilla (NM State Univ. is also within a couple of miles).
12/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is a 55+ park located on the east side of Tucson near the Pima Air Museum (off I-10). The staff were very friendly and accommodating when determining where to place our rig. We were originally assigned to a site in the back of the park (due to our Camp Club USA discount?) but when the volunteer saw that it would be a tight fit, we were directed to the front of the park where there were several open spaces (we could also take our dog out the front gate and not need a key as required in the back). Each site has a palm tree and street lights are frequently spaced. A nice stone table and benches are at each site. Mostly park models but also many trailers and motorhomes also. A gated community and very quiet. Lots of activities available; we were invited to attend the Christmas dinner. We will return to this park and their friendly citizens.
12/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We forgot the relaxing atmosphere of this state park 30 ml south of Lake Havasu City and the friendly park rangers. Situated on the Colorado River, all sites are level and have water & electric; only a few have sewer but a dump station is available. We learned that a few sites can be reserved up to one year in advance by calling the park. Several snowbirds who were en route to southern Arizona/ Mexico were in the park also. A 2 week say is maximum and a discount is offered in Nov/Dec to stay for 7 nights for a 5 night fee (except for pull-throughs which are full hookup sites). This is a busier place in the summer with a boat launch, cabanas, play area; the store, arcade and restaurant close for the season in December but re-open in Feb. A museum and a cactus garden are available on-site plus a hiking trail. Blue Water Casino is 10 ml away. We will be back!
12/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were scheduled to stay at this park for 2 nights with a Passport America discount and had paid a one night's deposit. However, due to mechanical problems with our truck which had to be towed, I called to cancel the same day we were due to arrive. After the friendly staff member checked with a supervisor, she returned our call to advise that our deposit fee would be refunded when verified with a copy of the tow slip. When arriving at the park to provide the requested information we found that it was clean and well maintained. This is a 55+ park and had several park models but also many motorhomes and trailers. We would definitely consider this park when in the area again.
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