Where to begin? We stayed here on a Friday night with two partying RVers on either side of us. Management does not monitor the number of vehicles at each site. I counted seven between the two sites to the left of us. The sites are very close together, and the lanes are narrow and poorly maintained. For $46 a night, we would have expected better maintenance. I started to ask the clerk who checked us in if we could have a site and was going to finish by adding "for good satellite," but she cut me off saying, we're booked solid so the site you have is what you get. When will we ever learn to check RV Reviews first?! Thank goodness there are no barking dogs! Oh wait, never mind. Sigh.
We have been coming to this KOA for five years, staying a week each year. When we first came here the new owners had just taken over and the place was being renovated. Since then, we have witnessed improvements every year and the place now looks GREAT! It is very clean and neat. The pool was added a few years ago and is a perfect size. Highly recommend this KOA for family enjoyment. Close to so much, and nice playground and dog friendly!
Sometimes the photos presented on campground websites were taken years earlier, but the ones on Hickory Hollow's website are right on. Ignore their shabby signs off IL178 and E Eighth Street. They do not represent the charm of this campground. Hickory Hollow is well-groomed, scenic in its forest setting (don't worry; no low-hanging branches), clean and neat. The staff are friendly and helpful, too, which makes for a very nice stay. Has great Wi-Fi!
This is a GREAT campground. Highly recommend. Just a hop off the interstate. Has a full-service restaurant with the best ribs in Texas. You tell them what you want to eat and how much of it. Pizza anytime, and delivered! Has several grassy areas for pet walks, a beautiful club house with two pools, hot tub, etc. It is neat and clean, has paved streets with concrete pads and attached patio at every site. Has great Wi-Fi. Will definitely make this a regular stop annually, both coming and going.
Their brochure advertises this as a 'Premier' campground. From what we saw of that area of Santa Rosa, 'Premier' might qualify, but otherwise, not. Sites are shared, meaning one RV door faces your neighbor's door. One picnic table to share. Dead trees. Some parts of the campground had been grossly neglected: dead plants and tall weeds around the shower building and tent sites. The clerk that checked us in was rude. The reservation had been made in error. I had called on the 18th to make the reservation for the 27th, but the reservation had been made for both nights; the 18th and the 27th. She tried to tell me that I had made the reservation for both dates as coming and going. I tried to explain, but she interrupted me saying, 'Well, that's what it says!' Then in her review of 'amenities' she asked if we had a dog. Yes. 'Well, the property surrounding our campground is not ours. Don't walk your dog there. If people don't start picking up after their pets, we are going to have to put up a fence.' She went through the rest of it at lightning speed, handed me my receipt (which still said the 18th) then walked away. They advertise a rate of $19.50/night. What they don't tell you about is the 'Full-Hookup-Courtesy Fee' which adds $11.03, making our actual nightly rate $28.58 (that considers the $1.95 'Courtesy Discount'). We'll scratch this campground in future travels.