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01/2014
rating [ 1/10 ]
This is Not a resort. It is a high priced, run down campground. The roads have pot holes, the trees along the road hit the top of our RV, the trash dumpsters were overflowing, the camp sites are dirt or gravel, most sites are unlevel, and no Wi-Fi in the camp ground. Verizon cell coverage is very poor, no picnic tables, and empty beer bottles on the miniature golf course. After two days of overflowing trash dumpsters, there is a mass of trash lying on the ground around the empty dumpsters and no staff to clean it up. The campground is two miles from the lake and there are fees to use the lake. On the positive side, they have an attractive swimming pool area, a separate water slide for kids, and nice live oak trees on the property. It would not be so bad if it wasn’t so overpriced. Based on our experience, it should have been half what we paid. I heard the campground is in bankruptcy and also heard they are tied up in financial lawsuits. We will never stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed here for the past several years when passing through Wyoming. This campground is making continual improvements and we found it much cleaner and well kept on this visit. The owners are doing their best to improve this campground.
03/2013
rating [ 1/10 ]
We have stayed here in previous years and were satisfied. This time, we were not happy campers. With the local oil boom, the campground has expanded with twice as many sites than previous and most of those sites are rented to oil workers. Don't get me wrong I am pro-oil and used to work for a major oil company. I like oil workers and am glad they are being accommodated. However, It appears the owners are raking in the profits and doing little for the occupants, especially those like us passing through. They gave us one of the new sites, a pull through. It had a new electrical pedestal. After settling in, I found the electrical pedestal was wired incorrectly. Instead of 50 Amp service, it had 30 amp. The wiring was phased incorrectly. This was evident by my Progressive Surge Protector and my PCS control system. I called the office and they sent a maintenance man. He had an attitude and blamed my surge protector on my 2012 motor home. I told him my surge protector was OK, to no avail. They would not accept responsibility for the incorrect wiring. I asked for a partial refund and was refused. They told me my only option was to move to another site. We decided not to and lived with 30 amp service for 2 nights. Also, the new sites are covered with large gravel with a white powder dust and gets tracked everywhere. They made no attempt to water and wash the gravel. It was a mess. Also, all the trash dumpsters were full to overflowing and no one seemed to care. We will never stay there again. It in one thing to have problems, but bad attitude of the owners is not to be tolerated.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice campground. They have made many improvements since we visited a year ago. New gravel, new pedestal wiring on some sites, much more attractive campground. And, this campground is military friendly. We enjoyed our stay.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an older campground where the owners have taken the pride, care and effort to update where possible. The owner greeted us upon arrival and was extremely helpful. To accommodate our motorhome, she positioned us across two smaller sites and that worked very well. We would definitely stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 1/10 ]
We pulled into this campground at noon. The office was closed with instructions for self check-in. We picked a 50 amp full hookup site and set up our motorhome. Shortly after turning on our air conditioner, everything shut down. After investigating the cause, I found the shore power was fluctuating between 128 and 132 volts. When it reached 132 volts our Progressive surge protector shut the electrical system down. This happened several times in the first half hour. We decided to pack up and move to another campground rather than risk damage to our motorhome.
05/2012
rating [ 2/10 ]
This campground is not big rig friendly. We have a 40 foot motorhome and asked for a larger site. Taking the office recommended route to our site, we encountered two trees with low hanging limbs that scraped the top of our motorhome. We had some difficulty getting our motorhome into the site because the road was narrow and the site was at an odd angle. It took three attempts to get it parked. I told the park workers about the low limbs and they were not trimmed during the two days we were there. The water pressure is low, fluctuating from 25 to 40 lbs. Not all sites are 50 amp. The 50 amp hookups were installed as an afterthought. Ours was inches off the ground and difficult to hook-up. This campground is in a beautiful location. It is OK for the RVs less than 40 foot but larger rigs might want to stay elsewhere.
04/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very nice campground that will accommodate larger motorhomes as well as smaller RVs. It is clean and well maintained. The perimeter sites have beautiful views of the valley. I would have given it a higher scores except for two issues: 1) Many of the pads are not level and may cause a problem. For our 40 foot motorhome both front wheels were off the ground after leveling. 2) The Wi-Fi is terrible, so slow it is unusable in the evening. Wi-Fi connections in mid-day were fair. And, they will only allow one Wi-Fi code per campsite. The Verizon broadband coverage was also poor in this area.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice campground. They have spacious sites, good hook-ups and great satellite reception. This campground was underwater when the Mississippi flooded earlier this year. They have cleaned the campground very well but the shower/laundry/restroom building is closed until they repair or rebuild. We didn't need this facility so it didn't hamper our stay. Security seemed very adequate with casino personnel driving or walking through the campground on a regular basis. It is well lit at night. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again.
08/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
This campground is very overpriced. It is much like other campgrounds priced in the $30-35 range. It is basically a large lot with paved roadways and concrete pads with grass between the sites, nothing special to justify the price. We had a decent stay but my wallet was considerably lighter when we left. The water pressure is extremely high. An elevated train track is just north of the campground and there is considerable train noise at night. Fortunately, there are no crossings and therefore no train horns to add to the noise. The campground is also in the flight path of St. Louis airport.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This a long row of full-hookup campsites at the fair grounds. It is easy to access. The sites are long with good spacing between sites. All sites are back-in. We enjoyed our stay.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is very nice campground. It is very quiet. You can walk to downtown Independence and several historic sites. The staff is very courteous.
04/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
We arrived in a 40 foot motor home. No one was in the office. The sites are on a hill and many were obviously not level. We selected a site that appeared to be the most level. We pulled into the site and could not level. The front end was too low. We left and went to another campground.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great place to stay. It is a nicely laid-out RV park with easy access in and around the campground. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. This park allows active duty military to stay free and retired military get a $2.00 discount. I was pleased to stay in a place that appreciated our military. I will definitely return.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We really like this campground situated in the Newport Marina. Nice walking path around the bay and the OSU facility. Walking distance to the Rogue Brewery and Restaurant. You can hear the seals barking across the bay. This is our second time to camp here and we plan to return again.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice and relatively new campground. Good paved roads and concrete tire strips. It is situated next to the Rogue River, very pleasant setting.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
I agree with most of what others have mentioned. This is a nice RV campground. It is clean and for the most part is well designed. There are several downsides that need to be mentioned. The sewer connections are sunken in the ground inside a six inch pipe. Our sewer elbow would not connect and we had to purchase an extension in the office for $6.80. The lawn sprinklers are set to come on every night and hit the sides of our motor home up to about three foot high. The water is hard and left water spots. And lastly, the quiet hours of 10 pm to 8 am are not enforced. We experienced a loud party behind our site that lasted until 2:30 am.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice campground. It is clean and quiet. The spacing between sites is good and the hookups were adequately placed. We will stay again.
05/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
We have stayed in this campground many times when we visit relatives in Casper. Likewise, we have stayed at many KOA campgrounds. This one is average at best. The sites are all gravel with few trees and it is near Interstate 25 with some traffic noise. The reason I gave this campground such a low rating is they raised their rates to $40 a night. I felt it was too high last year at $35 and it is definitely too high now. I asked about the increased rates and was told, "everything is going up, so we raised our rates" What they fail to realize is that we cut our stay short due to their rates. Instead of two nights, we would have stayed at least four nights had the rates been more reasonable.
05/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
I agree with the previous poster on the basic facilities. I wanted to add that the advertised free WiFi was essentially unusable. It was so weak in the middle of the campground I could not make an Internet connection. I called the office and they were no help and seemed not to care. If you advertise you have free WiFi it should work.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
While the previous posts leave a rather bad impression of this campground, I think just the opposite. I have camped here while passing through this area annually for the past 4 years. The new owner (2 years ago), has made considerable improvements and the campground is much cleaner. The sites for overnight campers are large and have a new fence between each site. The sites are level and very long. You can easily keep your tow vehicle attached to your RV. The office is clean and well arranged. The swimming pool was open and several kids appeared to be having a great time. Yes, there are a large number of full timers (local workers) camped here. Their sites are clean and mostly on the back side of the campground. The management is friendly and helpful. Overall, for an overnight stay in west Texas, this is hard to beat.
03/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great RV campground just one half mile off Interstate 20. It is all new having opened in December 2008. It is extremely nice! One of the best campgrounds we have stayed at. All sites are large, level and have plenty of room between units. The sites and roads are asphalt with gravel. Each site has a concrete pad near the entry door of your RV. There is a very nice Office/store for check-in. There are four restroom/shower facilities with very large showers. There are two laundry rooms. There are two clubhouses, an exercise room and a recreation room. And, a swimming pool and hot tub. In addition to all this, they have 14 cabins to rent and a fishing hole. The management was very nice and made us feel right at home. Please note that this campground is located on half mile north of the New Salem exit of Interstate 20 on Highway 281. We will definitely stay here again.
10/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
This campground is overpriced and somewhat run down. I asked for a good place to eat and was directed to the local casino. Again, too expensive, $24.95 for the seafood buffet. Unless you like to gamble at the casinos there is really no reason to stay here. We stayed because it was late in the day, and we could not make it to Salt Lake City.
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
It is obvious the new management is trying to upgrade this RV park. They are improving the sites and revamping the office. The staff was extremely helpful. It is a nice place to stay and distanced from the Interstate highway so the noise was negligible.
10/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
Many sites are small and will not accommodate larger rigs. Do not expect to get satellite reception, even with a portable dish. After several hours of searching for a signal with my portable dish, the park ranger came by and moved it because my cable went across a path next to our site (even though I secured the cable to prevent anyone from tripping). And, TV reception with the bat wing antennae was terrible. It is a nice park within walking distance to the beach, just be sure to consider the downsides if you want to watch TV during your stay.
10/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great campground! We really enjoyed our stay. They offered off-season rates and military discounts. We would definitely stay here again.
10/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is quite expensive for what is offered. It is closer to the Interstate than I expected and the highway noise is evident. The pull-through sites are gravel and situated in the trees. The office is closed from 10:30 to 3:00 each day so don't expect assistance during those times. On the bright side, the Wi-Fi worked well and was free. Cable TV was also provided. It is OK for an overnight stay, but I probably would not stay here again.
10/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great place to stay. The camp host met us shortly after we settled in and gave us a quick review of what to see and do in the local area. The campground is quiet and well laid out next to the Newport Marina. A nature trail is nearby and you can also walk along the marina and fishing pier. Bayfront Harbor is across the bay with restaurants and a working fishing harbor. This is another great place for a walk. There is lots to see and do in this area. Also, the Rogue Brewery is within walking distance. They have a restaurant and pub.
10/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice RV campground. It has city water with good pressure as well as good electric and sewer. The campground is well laid out and has the option of shade tree sites or open sites for satellite reception. They also offer free Wifi. This is a great location for visiting Springfield, about 10 miles from downtown. There is some noise from the highway but it wasn't objectionable. We will stay here again.
05/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
I experienced electrical problems, causing my surge gard to drop the connection. The RV next to me had the same problem. When I approached the owner he blamed my surge gard, insisting there was nothing wrong with his electricity. I will never stay there again.
05/2006
rating [ 2/10 ]
This is the highest priced and worst KOA I have camped in. Half of the washers in the laundry room would not work. There was no trash dumpster on the campground, only a small trash can. The Recreation room was locked and empty. All sites are gravel and not very level. If you camp here use caution since the water pressure is high. I would not stay here again.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a large campground located next to the Hilton Hotel and Casino. It shares the Hilton pool and other facilities. It is a clean, and very well maintained campground. The only downside is its location near the Reno airport. There is a good amount of airport traffic noise.
02/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a very nice, quiet place to stay. It is far enough from the Interstate that there is minimal traffic noice. The owners are a husband and wife team that go the extra mile to ensure everything is perfect. We enjoyed our stay and will stay again.
03/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice campground sitting high on a ridge overlooking the town of Las Cruces and the Organ Mountains. Beautiful views in the evening! The camp is very clean and well maintained. We will stay here again.
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