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08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice RV resort, but there are no pull-through sites and the sites are somewhat difficult to back into due to lighted site number posts right out next to the narrow paved drive. I had some difficulty backing in with just a motorhome and watched two 5th wheelers having to negotiate those posts and get their rigs in without back and forward a couple of times. Sites are paved and level with full hookups. I did not use their cable as my satellite had a clear shot and their trees are not mature enough to block. Shuttles come through about every 20 minutes to take you up to the casino or restaurant. I am glad I was not towing my car trailer or I would have had to unhook it to get into the site.
08/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground is up for sale. There was no staff on site and didnt even make their office hours. Self register and required cash only. This is an older park and finding their 50 amp sites was like a scavenger hunt with no clues. The front 6 sites had 2-50 amp plugin's, one occupied and the other broke. Further in, I had to go down the row and look in each box to finally find one. Grounds are beautiful with lots of grass and mature trees and space to develop even more sites. Park is sufficently far enough away from I-35 to minimally hear traffic. Satellite didnt work because of trees, but TV antenna brought in about 9 stations clearly. I would have given this park a higher rating if it were not for the absentee ownership. I would probably return again as Iowa has few decent RV parks along I-35.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice, clean campground with crushed rock, level sites. A lot of mature trees. Park is sufficiently away from US 71 that traffic noise was very minimal to non existent. Satellite did not work at my site due to trees, but digital cable had all you needed. Carthage was very close by and had a lot of interesting antique stores in its town square. I had a mechanical problem and stayed here for 8 days, while they worked on my motorhome at my site. Staff very friendly and empathetic to my situation. I would stay here again.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Located behind North Texas RV and just off the freeway at exit 57. Friendly, knowledgable staff welcomes you. Interior roads are gravel and confusing where you were to enter past the office, to get to your site. Roads to me were narrow, sites are gravel and close to each other. Room enough to get slides out but about five feet of grass between each. Appears that there are quite a few permanent residents. There are some trees, but most sites are in the open. Verizon signal strong, but one of the few trees interfered with getting a satellite signal. Was able to get local stations on antenna without paying extra for cable.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
While this park maybe out of the way, it is quiet, peaceful and even the cave attraction does not bring in a noisy crowd. Gravel pads with pull throughs and trees that only interfered with getting a satellite signal. With the extreme heat, any shade was welcome. Paved roads to the park are somewhat narrow, but well marked. Park was visited at least once by the Sheriff on routine patrol in the evening. There are a few permanent rigs within the park, but most were not occupied. I stayed here three nights and would return here again.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is located immediately to the right just past the railroad bridge on US 69 if southbound. You must go past park and get into right turn lane and go back on frontage road. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Sites are in a big open field which made satellite reception tops. A good deal of permanent campers but they didn't bother you. All gravel interior roads. Yes, there is an active railroad adjacent to the park, but it did not go through during the night, so not a big deal. Price is right and would return again!!
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an older campground and has somewhat narrow interior roads, but adequate. Mature trees and bushes, level sites and main exit road is in very good shape, but adjacent roads need work. I gave this park an 8 because their office hours are 8a to 6p and not all travelers are in at that time, especially if you get caught up in Austin's rush hour traffic!! For this type of business someone should be there until 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. Due to the extreme heat, the power caused the lights to dim and brighten intermittently. I was far enough back that I did not hear the I-35 traffic. I think I would try some other park as getting to park requires you to back track if you are southbound on I-35 and then you have to go north cross over I-35 to head south again. A lot of extra driving for a KOA type price such as this one has.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an older park located just south of town on US 69. Far enough from the freeway, but close enough to get back on and a filling station at the exit. Owner greeted me right away and opened up the office to register me. Checks or cash only. She escorted me to the site which was open and slightly down hill. Utilities are reverse so you will need either a 50 foot hose or 2 twenty fives as it is a stretch of about 35 feet. Sewer was in three places along side and convenient. Also power cord needs to be about 35 feet also. Owner helped me hook up the hose as the heat was extreme and has taken a toll on an otherwise grassy area. Pool was occupied by campers and seemed to be having a good time (mostly senior adults). No local TV stations available, but my satellite came in fine as the owner asked if I had it and set me up with a site clear and facing southwesterly. Verizon phone worked fine. Rate reflects Good Sam. I would stop here again.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
If coming from the west on Mullen you might miss the entry as it is obscured and a very short turn. A little tough if you have a big rig towing. Nice long driveway, due to adjacent apartments. Beutiful office, some staples and has resort like ammenities. Sites have shade trees, well laid out, concrete patio, picnic table and long pull thru's. I was near the end of the pull thru's and you could really hear the freeway traffic, until a little after midnight. Wi-Fi was very weak and I had a direct bead on the office. This campground was nice, but I would have to rethink coming here again due to the traffic noise, that is why I gave it a 7 instead of a 9.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
The street into this campground is very narrow and not well maintained. Once into the campground it is very nice. Well laid out sites, muture trees, but the price is becoming the killer. A full hookup site two weeks ago was $47 now it has jumped up to $60. Kid behind the counter said it was a rate increase. This has been a destination campground for me in previous years but it is now approaching motel rate and for an overnite stop this is too much. KOA in general has been high priced but this is getting out of hand. I gave this campground an 8 because it is nice, almost resort quality, but there is a point of no return
05/2012
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is an older campground that has a lot of nice trees, but they are very close in some of the sites. That is about all the good I can say. I had to try 3 different sites before I could fit my total 55 foot length in. The longer sites were taken by shorter rigs. 150 yards from my site, which was in the back, is the UPRR's mainline and trains run pretty frequently and it is NOT a horn ban zone! The rate was way too high for such a noisy campground. Had it not been for the high winds in the Columbia River gorge and the white knuckle ride, I would not have stayed here period! I was too tired to fight it anymore.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects a weekly cost breakdown. This campground is located along US 58, which is approximately 150 yards away, and across from Dexter Lake, which I could see from my site. I did not hear any road noise even with my site in plain view of the road. The pull-throughs are in an open field with grassy islands in between. Each site has a concrete patio with a picnic table. Each site marker is lit at night with the number and arrow very visible. The power pedestal is also lit. Cable TV works well with a limited number of channels. All pull throughs are gravel and have a slight tilt downhill. Direct TV worked just fine. Verizon worked fine. Had direct bead at Wi-Fi antenna,it worked fine. This park worked great as a base to see some very pretty scenery to the east of here and numerous covered bridges and waterfalls. Farmers market just down the road a 1/4 mile on Sundays. Good grocery (Bridgetown Mkt) just a couple miles away at Lowell and it has fuel too.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This has been one of my destination campgrounds. A blowdown in 2002 took out a lot of their Ponderosa pines, which was one of the big draws for me. This campground is well organized, clean and spacious. Owners are very friendly, attentive and fun to talk to. A moose has been a visitor here and lately some black bears have been wandering in. I didn't see either,but they have a picture of the moose by the office. This campground is at the foot of the mountains and a very beautiful location. No cable and was unable to get satellite signal due to trees. Radio and Verizon cell worked fine.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a basic campground that is clean,quiet with mature trees. Pull thru sites are long and level. Wi-fi works good, Verizon phone signal good, but was unable to get satellite signal, probably due to the tree, but local tv had 9 channels. Wake up time seems to be 6:45 a.m. Office has candy bars, electrical goods, t-shirts, dvd's for sale and there is local literature and maps free. I would return here as a destination site because of the rate and the ease of parking. This campground is away from the normal traffic sounds and as its namesake implies it is on the crest of a hill.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is located right on Lake Superior and it is a beautiful setting!! While this park has been around since the 40s, it shows its age but the owner keeps it clean and functioning. The bathrooms are in outhouse looking buildings but there are porcelain toilets and fiberglass showers and a sink in each one, small but functional. There is a dump station, but it would be nice if there were full hookups, that's why I gave it a 9. Owner is currently working on building 6 pull-throughs. State is very strict on sewers lakeside, so full hookups may never come to fruition. Lots of Pine and maple mix of trees just about all sites are shaded. All sites are back-ins except maybe 13 could pass as a pull through. Entry from 5 Mile Point Rd. is a fairly narrow dirt road among the pines,so watch for on coming traffic, locals don't obey the posted 20 MPH. If you want peace and quiet, listen to the wave lap the shore and sit on a small rock beach, this is the place. There are a few seasonal campers, but by and large are pretty quiet and older. I would come here again in a heartbeat.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Easy to find and well marked off the freeway. Clean grounds, well marked sites, excellent Wi-Fi, good shaded sites, but pretty close to each other. Well lit at night. Could hear the freeway sounds as it is only 50 yards away. Stayed a week and would come here again. Most campers were over nighters and filled up by dusk in the full hookup area.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very well maintained, very clean restrooms and on site personnel-no absentee ownership. Most pull thrus are 30 amp. Some transient workers and long term campers occupy sites but for the most part are pretty quiet. Interior roads are non paved, but very smooth. A new entrance into the campground maybe done in the Fall as Hwy 71 is being widened and will be about 150 yards further north from the present one. Very attractive campground with lots of Oak trees and even though it is near the freeway, it is quiet. I would definitely recommend this campground to anyone.
05/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Second time I have stayed here. Nothing spectacular about this campground. Run by retired Texas couple as an income source. Located in an open field, with full hookup, and pull-through sites. Last time I camped here, an old couple got up at 5 a.m., made all kinds of racket and then pulled out for the season. I would not have stayed here again if it were not for an impending thunderstorm and about to get dark. Pull through's are very close to each other for such a wide open field. This definitely an overnight stop only.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice grounds: was clean, wooded. Absentee owner: had to register outside after 7 p.m. choose your own pull through. I gave this a 9 because of its grounds, quiet enough from the freeway, but would have gotten a 10 if not for KOA high prices. Wi-Fi code was not anywhere to be found, so had to ask the camper next to me what it was. Cable TV was good, Wi-Fi also good.
05/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is the second time I have stayed here. It is an older park, with nice staff, open field sites, and is not too hard to get in and out of despite Hwy 50 and the road construction going on. It's close to getting onto I-4 also.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Campground was very nice, had an appealing entrance, grounds were nice and the pull throughs were nice and long but basically out in the open with very little shade. There were alot of work campers, but they were more to the back of the campground. Was quiet except for the occassional train that ran close by (125 yards away). Had limited office hours and no store. Located about 14 miles away from Ft. Benning, but a nice back way to get there. I would camp here again.
10/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
I gave this campground a top rating because it is the best bang for the buck for an overnight spot. 6 sites, very clean, a little narrow when you put your slides out and shake hands with your neighbor. Full hookups, special RV island for fuel, air, and vacuum plus two restaurants-Burger King and Subway with a convenience store in between. I think this Shell Station is on to something and wish there were more of them. There is the Burger King drive thru next to the sites, but we did not experience loud or noisy patrons, maybe due to its being cold out at the time.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This facility has been my overnight stop during the late Fall or early Spring because it is one of the very few open 12 months out of the year. Usually you have to pay at the BP gas station across the street, so stop there first and save yourself the walk when it is very cold or raining outside.
10/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
I rated this one lower because it is a KOA and not what I would expect from one of their franchises. First, it was a little difficult to locate. The sign was somewhat hidden and the driveway looked like you were going to someone's private home (one lane). If it weren't for the leaves falling, I might have missed the campers parked back in there. Office/store looked like it was a store room, though clean. I was put in line of a triple pull-through, and it looked like I would have to wait for the other two to move out first in order to get out, but I was able to get out fairly easily the next morning. Grounds look old and the roadways could use some maintenance. For a KOA, I was disappointed and thought the rate was way over priced for what was there in comparison to other KOA's I have stayed at.
10/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Only 5 big rig pull throughs available and you must drive to the next available site as there is no room to go behind. Office not open during normal hours, envelopes were gone, so put check in slot. Owner came next morning looking for payment, check had fallen in a crack, which he found. Good for overnight stop.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Entry into this campground is rather abrupt on the end of a river bridge (good thing I flew Goggle Earth to know that). Nice, clean grounds, very nice concrete pad and full hookup areas. Nice office/store on grounds and staff very friendly. Sites are a little close, gives the feel of a trailer park, but worked well as a base camp. Stayed 3 nights.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
When I placed my reservation, there were no pull-through's available. Upon arrival, the owner had me park my car trailer in an open area close to our site. We loved the little stream next to our site, which was shaded, clean and level. Staff very friendly and the grounds were very well maintained. Did not use bath facilities, so cannot comment on them. We spent a week here. This is one campground I would return to and would highly recommend to others.
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