This park is in a beautiful part of Va - It is very well kept, the staff is great, and the only downside is TV and Sat reception is not that good. Putting cable in here would cost a bundle, but with everything else this place has going for it, you really don't have time to watch TV anyway. We came here with a 40' motorhome towing, and when I asked the person escorting us to our site if we would have a problem he replied with "If you don't have enough room, I can let you know where the nearest WalMart parking lot is" He was right -our site was at least 75' long pull through, and we had no problem getting into it. If you can't drive the roads in this campground, you should probably surrender your license, as you could possibly propose a threat to those of us that know how to drive. We are not big fans of most KOA's, but this one is a keeper - we will return.
Old, rundown, poorly maintained park. Sites are extremely tight. The day we arrived, it rained, and we had mud everywhere. The site we were given was BARELY long enough - I mean inches to spare - we told them how long we were beforehand. Our "escort" led us to the site, drove through it, and disappeared. Still had to get out and check and guide ourselves in. We were quoted one rate on the road, and when we arrived, it had gone up $6. When we questioned it, we were told that the person that we spoke with had made a mistake. Hookups are old and at the rear of the sites - had to run 30" of sewer and water hose to hookup. Patios are small and placed in spots that would have worked 30 years ago , but not today. Cable was poor quality - 60% of the channels were not clear, no HD at all. They require that you use jack pads, and will lend you some if you don't have any - the sites are in that bad of shape, and they don't want to spend any money to improve them. We traveled with another couple, and the staff was incompetent enough to charge us for both motorhomes, even though we told them that we were paying separately. When we checked in we were told that we couldn't miss the night's entertainment - we had to see it. What they didn't tell us that there was a substantial charge to see it, which we chose to decline, as we were paying a premium price for an inferior campground. It further substantiated what KOA stands for " Keep On Adding." The best part of our 7 day planned stay here was the fact that we only reserved 1 night, and went out and checked the 2 other parks that are next to this place. Two Rivers looked good - sites were a little close, but it was dry and grassy - and considerably cheaper. We opted for Yogi Bear, as the sites were bigger, and we are towing behind 40' rigs. I have no idea how this KOA stays in business with two better campgrounds right next to it. We would not stay again - the owners need to wake up and spend some money on this aging place.
Very well laid out, easy access, level sites. Wi-fi worked flawlessly, and the cable was more than adequate - lots of channels - satellite worked good as well, easy to set up. Excellent landscaping - a lot of money was spent making this campground work in the typically hilly environment that it is in. I have to admit that I appreciate "fresh gravel" to dirt, mud, and dust that we have seen in some of the campgrounds in our trip up the Natchez trace. This park is a busy one, as it is the best around - call ahead for reservations - they don't accept credit cards - but will take your name to make a reservation. Staff is friendly and helpful - a good family run campground. We liked it so much that we stayed 4 days and made it a base to see the local sites. We would definitely visit again.
Clean park - mostly friendly staff. Rates do not reflect the $6 charge extra for "the amenities", meaning pool area. You are charged this whether you use it or not. Wifi did not work - they were out of wood for the 5 nights that we stayed. Staff was mostly friendly and helpful, save for the overzealous attendant that tried to block our entrance to the place, even though we displayed a a current car pass. Seems he has a problem with us not wearing their wrist bands as well - we were told that by him that we needed to wear them at all times. Saw many people not wearing them, and we opted not to as well - I can see it around he pool area, as they have a large day pass business. But to be admonished and spoken to as we were while trying to get to our site was uncalled for. The premium sites were god, but the rest of the park appears to be unfinished - poorly marked gravel sites that flood with a little rain. Not enough bath houses for their cabins. Too much emphasis on the water park, and not enough on the quality of the campground. If they finish things, the price may be worth it - but I would suggest that they not charge everyone extra to use something that they might not.
Hands down, the worst state park we have ever found anywhere - they advertise big rig access, but that is not entirely true - roads in and out are not wide enough for 2 vehicles, the sites are poorly marked, and the gate staff is not at all helpful. When we arrived, there were 2 motor homes in our group, the girl at the gate house had to be coerced into giving us 1 map for the 2 of us. She then gave us wrong directions to our sites - it was if she had no idea how the park was laid out. Whe we arrived at our site, it was partially flooded due to 3 days of rain - not their fault, but the site was listed as 60 feet long - we could barely get our 40 footer into it. When we opened the door, the steps went into a 2 foot drop off into the mud. No room for the tow vehicle. Our traveling companions fared much worse than us - their site was so steep and difficult to get into that they didn't even try. We went through the park, and any empty site looked no better. We then checked the area, and after physically looking at the campground, opted to leave Roosevelt, as we could not see spending the week in such a poorly kept park. Upon leaving, we stopped next to the gate house to tell the girl inside that we were leaving, but true to what we found when checking in, she was too absorbed in her reading of the newspaper to bother to look up at us. This park might not be all bad, but for someone not familiar with it just traveling through, the website grossly misrepresents what it really is - it is in no way accurate. We would not consider it again.
Beautiful park on Mobile Bay - we stayed 1 week after a total disaster in another state park 5 miles away. Weekly rate is $15 a night - a real steal for level paved sites, beautiful view, and a very clean and well maintained campground. One of the staff members, Christie, was a wealth of information for us, and made our stay in the area very pleasant. Pull throughs are plenty long for a 40 footer with toad, and the backins are just as big. Satellite is tough in the pull throughs, but the rest of the park looks good. Showers and laundry are excellent and very clean. We definitely will stay there again.
This park could be good if they finished it, and knew how to set up a site. THe sites are long enough for a 40 footer, but the cuts getting in and out are impossible to make without backing up several times to miss the power pedestals that are very poorly placed. Grass around the sites were not trimmed, and only added to the already bad insect problem. Our traveling companions had to move a lot of cut branches that blocked their site - they could not get in without doing so. I attempted to dump, and the system backed up and blew my hose 3 feet up in the air - never seen that one before - after sneaking up and cracking the valve slowly, I could dump, but never with the valves wide open. It's a shame that this park is in the condition that it is in - appears to be reasonably new, but it has never really been finished. We stayed one night, and in our travels found Meher State aprk 5 miles down the road - night and day difference. For the price and condition, we felt this park was not worth another visit.