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10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
What a great find, thanks to rvparkreviews! We landed here after our plans to camp at Zion were sidetracked due to the government shutdown. At least we could drive through Zion which we'd never seen before. In high season, reservations are strongly recommended for this place. Most sites are well shaded. We found the WiFi outstanding. Quiet at night. Gravel throughout the campground, keeping the dust down. Exceptionally nice people own this business and work here. Would definitely return if in the area.
09/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Price reflects Golden Age card. Got here around 2 pm on a walk-in basis, and all the pull-through waterfront spots were taken, as were most of the back-in spots. All sites are uncomfortably close together, nothing like other COE campgrounds we've been in. Back-in sites don't have much of a view either. Those are the reasons for our low score. Lack of on-site sewer hookup doesn't concern us, but proximity to neighbors does. Best get there quite early for best choice of sites, or make a reservation.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Campground runs on generator so electricity is not one of their strong points. Location is. Rate shown is for electric only site. We camped right next to the river. Lovely couple owns the campground. Would not even consider driving into the Pink Mountain Campsite, looked very rough from the road. Sikanni is only another 20 miles or so north on the Alaska Hwy. WiFi is available but only on the front porch at the office/store. Our second visit and would stay here again.
11/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed for three nights while geocaching in the area. As previous reviewer indicated, electric hook-up is 2 15-amp plugs. There is no sewer dump; owner had to close it after very expensive repairs to her septic system. Can't imagine where the 30 sites indicated are. We parked right behind the restaurant in one of 3 or 4 pull-through sites with trees on either side, not large enough for big rigs. Dry camping is also available. The restaurant is open 8 to 8 and the food is good, home style cooking. Makes a great base for exploring the area, but it's very rustic. Presently there is no gas station in town (none between Ash Springs and Tonopah) so plan accordingly. Would stay here again if in the area.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate paid reflects Good Sam discount for a pull-through site. Back-ins are $2 less per night. What other reviews don't mention is that this campground is on a rather steep hill, much steeper than suggested by photos on the website. Nonetheless, each site has a level area for the camper to park on, even if the tow or towing vehicle has to park on a slant. It's not a friendly place for biking around. We stayed on weekdays in October and so have no knowledge of amusement park noise. Worlds of Fun is open on weekends in October, and reservations for the campground are essential then. Traffic noise is pretty loud and audible at all hours. Would stay here again if in the area as choices are limited in the KC area.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate paid reflects Good Sam/FMCA discount of 10%. If you're wondering why this campground has no photos of campsites on their website, wonder no more. It's terribly hilly, with some amazing slants for tow or towing vehicles, although the actual pad for the camper is level (cement). Sites are reasonably spaced, some with more privacy and territory than others. Campsites on the north side of the campground are literally feet away from and below I-44. Highway noise is constant. There are 4 washers and 4 dryers in the laundry room for this large park, so we had to find a laundromat elsewhere in town to meet our needs. We were visiting family in the area, but might choose another park in the future. We understand the park is open year round, and apparently there are many full-time residents who work at the nearby casino. However, everything is well kept and there must be some pretty strict rules about keeping long term sites and campers neat. Very busy park so reservations are recommended.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Since this campground hasn't been reviewed in a while, I thought we'd add our two cents. Sites are mostly level and private. A big 5th wheel might be able to maneuver, but not a big motorhome. Detected no noise from I-35 during our stay. Dust is a big issue, though. Road goes from asphalt to gravel/dirt almost immediately after leaving the office and it's a half mile in to the campground. Most sites seem to have full sun, we were fortunate to get one that is mostly shaded (34E). There is a $7 fee for online reservations plus the $5 per day vehicle fee (waived for tow car). Very nice little exhibit about agate in the office/visitor center.
07/2012
rating [ 3/10 ]
Can't believe previous reviewers stayed at the same place. Campground is on a hill which usually means trouble. Site we were assigned was not level and we didn't see many/any that were. Stepped out of coach into dirt-sand, very messy. We were lucky it didn't rain. One night was plenty. Never again.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Not sure what to add to previous reviews except that it's surprisingly quiet given the proximity to Hwy 101. The sites in the "new section" have 50 amps, cement pads, and asphalt parking spots for tow vehicles and cost $64 per night. The sewer hookup is a little unusual, but all hookups are together and well positioned. Perfectly adequate for our 2-day stay in the San Francisco area, and preferable to other options apparently available.
09/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Pretty steep - price paid includes $3 pet charge. Sites are old and hookups are not positioned well in the pull-throughs for motorhome plus tow car. We had to dump in site in front of us as we left as our sewer hose was nowhere near long enough to hook up in our site. Enjoyed the walk under Hwy 101 to the Inn where we had dinner. Wine list was very reasonable although food was pricey. Pretty quiet considering the location next to the highway. Had always wanted to visit the Inn. Now it's been there, done that, and no incentive to return.
09/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
This place is pretty rough. STEEP grade (14%) down into park, fortunately we'd already unhooked the tow car. Park on dirty sand. Grass is brown and sparse. We paid $40 plus $2 for the dog. No Verizon cell service but Wi-Fi was excellent. Needed electricity for the night so we stopped here instead of the nearby state park. Probably would avoid in the future.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We concur with all 3 previous reviews. Sadly, it seems that the nearby Beluga park gets most of the business. The rusty water seems to be a phenomenon throughout Kenai as we noticed it at the visitor center too. Very nice owner who hugged us goodbye. He is native Hawaiian and speaks with a heavy accent, a little difficult on the phone. The adjacent Burger Bus is a can't miss stop. The bluff overlooking Cook Inlet in a small park is just a block away and makes for a nice walk with the pooch. This campground has grass between all sites, and each site has a picnic table. The owner gave us a flower basket to enjoy during our stay. The restrooms and showers are fine. Would come back in heartbeat if in town again. Price paid is minus the 6% sales tax. There is a dentist located next door if needed: nice guy, retired military.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Got a recommendation to come here and we're glad we did. The KOA is beyond the edge of town. The Ponderosa is right in town so it's very convenient to restaurants and attractions. Layout is a little odd, but we came early in the season and had our pick of sites. After mid June, we understand reservations are essential. Level gravel sites. Pet friendly. Very clean bathrooms and showers. Nice little store and gift shop. Extremely congenial and helpful owners (an older lady and her two daughters). Highly recommended. We paid $30 plus tax for a back-in site, pull-throughs are $5 more.
11/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pros: beautiful scenery; many lakefront sites; large sites; full hookup sites available Cons: appalling conditions in bath house for 16-36 loop - should be bulldozed and rebuilt; unfriendly to dogs with burrs in the grass; sites in 16-36 loop are not as level as other areas. Would stay here again, but would never plan on using bath house. Price paid is for E/W site with Golden Age Passport discount.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We did not actually stay at this campground, we went by to check it out for a possible future group event. This is a very new campground - this summer is their second. The restrooms/showers are very clean although basic. There are 32 full hook-up pull-through sites, and 24 electric only sites. There is no shade at all, but sites are level. It is conveniently located in the middle of the Amish Country. $28 is the 2010 rate for a full hook-up site. Sites and roads are gravel, including the road in from Hwy 515. This would be a good bet if looking for a reasonably priced campground in the Amish area. There was quite a large motorhome in the campground, so it's definitely big-rig friendly. We did not see where the playground is, but their brochure mentions one. I rated it a "7" due to lack of shade and extensive use of gravel (dusty). There are a couple of options for group events including a building with a kitchen, and another room over the restrooms/showers with a deck. We would definitely stay here with our group.
02/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
The most recent reviewers must have stayed at a different Braunig Lake RV Resort. The one we stayed at had unresponsive employees. Three appeals over 3 days for help on cable TV reception issues went unanswered. The third time they checked and said the office was OK but did nothing to check our site. Mud and potholes galore, and a generally scruffy appearance. The combination restrooms/showers were clean but had seen lots of use. It's also quite close to I-37, so the highway noise is a factor at all hours of the day and night. Would definitely select a different "resort" next time.
11/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
We had intended to stay for two nights, but once we started to park our motorhome, we decided to leave after only one night. There is a $1 fee per night for having a dog. There are many long term guests. The good: our site was level, and the rest seemed the same. The bad: the clerk didn't know now to process a credit, so we had to follow up in the morning (at least they gave us a credit); Verizon broadband service doesn't work, and the owner said AT&T doesn't either; clerk told us their fee-paid Wi-Fi is weak; not one blade of grass anywhere; sites are so close together, slide-outs have to be positioned carefully to avoid touching; many sites are pull-in, not back-in; lake view is minimal; no picnic tables or fire rings - no room. We felt we were bamboozled by the reviews on this site, and will use more caution in the future. Not sure we'll ever come to Lake Havasu City again, but if so we'll find another campground.
11/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a California state park run by the county. Prices were recently increased to $65 for a front row directly on the beach. The cheapest rate is $55 for the back row. The location is convenient and security seems good, but there are some minuses: the park is in the flight path out of LAX so there is noise from jets taking off all day and sometimes during the night; it's downwind, at times, from the sewage treatment plant - enough said. We would probably stay there again for the convenience factor in the LA area.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
$54 is the winter rate. There are no discounts for Good Sam, AAA, etc. Sites are level gravel, but a little close together, with a cement patio. Fire pits are available for rent. Bathrooms and showers are very clean. Cable TV was fuzzy and very limited in terms of channels - no FoxNews. Don't miss Ellen's Danish Pancake House just north of the campground. Convenient for exploring the wine country, Solvang, and visiting Santa Barbara. Would stay here again.
11/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful park. Check-in process is a little slow. Showers and bathrooms are clean, but shower heads need to be cleaned or replaced so water flows better. Laundry uses a debit card system, $2.50 to wash, $2 to dry, but no refunds if you don't use all the money you put on the card (there are a few coin-op machines). Layout is pleasing, although some sites may be a little crowded. There is a huge array of site types. We had a "deluxe" site, but there are also "elite" and "luxury" sites. Looking at the sites, it's hard to tell the difference. No site has a picnic table or fire pit although some sites do seem to be wider and longer. Major negative is that the resort backs onto railroad tracks and I-10 so there is almost constant noise. Ants are a problem at this time of year - they give you a handout on how to deal with it, but don't sell the supplies (petroleum jelly and borax). Would probably stay here again.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed along the edge of the big parking lot near the river, not in a formal site. Many sections of the campground were closed. The dump station was open but no water to flush the hose. We had to get water from the spigot on the outside of the restroom building. Campsites are pretty lumpy and sloped, and a little close together. Within walking distance of the visitor center, market, post office, etc. A good spot from which to explore the park.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Grass is nice to have between sites. Restrooms and showers are first class. Would probably look for another campground if we came to Bakersfield again during the cooler season (non-AC/open window time of year), one that is away from traffic noise. Hwy 99 is nearby, but Wible Road seems to be used as a drag strip at night. Sites along the back wall (back-ins) have some shade while the rest of the campground is out in the full sun. There is a restaurant on premises that we did not try, and they will deliver to your site.
10/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Surprised this campground has not been reviewed more often. It's absolutely beautiful, quiet, very dark at night. Most sites will require leveling equipment. Would not want to attempt to bring in a big rig. Water is available but there is no dump station. There are Sequoias scattered around in the campground and the azaleas must be gorgeous in the spring. This is a first-come, first serve campground. Worth a night or two if in the area. We plan to go back and stay more than one night.
10/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Not sure what I can add to what others have said. Try to get a site in the last loop along the stream. We saw a huge bear one morning 25' from the back of our site. There are no showers in the campground, only in Curry Village at $5 a pop. This campground is the best. Very shady, almost dark, and so the sun sets early. We'll be back. Reservations were essential even during the week in mid-October.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is for lowest price site less 10% Good Sam discount, which paid for the sales tax. Beautiful RV resort. Spotless restrooms and showers. Quiet. Genial hosts and employees. Nice pool and spa. Laundry is very reasonable - $1.25 to wash, $1 to dry (45 min. and clothes actually get dry). Try the Mexican fast food place just west of the campground. Gets downgraded only for back-in sites with severe slope and curb to climb over, some scaling back on upkeep (e.g., trimming shrubs and mowing), poor signage making it likely you will pass it up the first time, and occasional strong smell from nearby dairy farm.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a county park. Stayed here for 6 nights during an usually cool period. Lots of wind at times too. Beautiful location, gorgeous views, although you can hear the shooting range when that is open. We paid $30 a night, but understand it goes way up for racing events. There are 96 e/w sites in the Chaparral and Can-Am campgrounds, and many other no hookup sites in other areas, many of which are probably available only when there is racing. Sites are fairly level, but most will require some leveling equipment. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. Restrooms and showers are quite clean, although not heated. There is free Wi-Fi but the signal does not reach everywhere. Stores and services are close by in Salinas (7-8 miles), and Monterey/Carmel area is not far either. The grade up into the recreation area is amazingly steep (18%). Would definitely stay here again if visiting this area, over a commercial campground.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Not our cup of tea, although many others we talked with were delighted with it. Being right on the ocean with full hookups was not enough to overcome the deficiencies. The raised area between all sites is all sand. There is no room to sit outdoors except on the sand. The campground is right on a boardwalk/seawall that many locals use for exercising and walking their dogs, so privacy is non-existent. It's clear that California is operating their parks on the cheap as there is no landscaping whatsoever, and everything looks shabby. Made our reservation in March so we got the $44 rate. It's now $65, $55 for the overflow no-hookup area. The overflow area has no access to water and no dump station. Would not stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We paid $25 per night for an oceanfront site, having made our reservation last March. It's now $50 for a oceanfront site, and $35 for all others. We stayed in a site at the north end of the campground, which no doubt kept out the day visitors -- the restrooms and showers were fine, but very busy on the weekend. $0.25 gets you several minutes on the shower. Sites are fairly level and spaced out reasonably. Weather is iffy, it was quite damp at times while we were there. Would stay here again if in the area. Reservations are essential on weekends, and even during the week if a specific site is wanted.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We ended up here because the Napa Valley Expo was full - we hadn't made reservations. This is a LONG way up the Napa Valley. It's kind of a glorified parking lot, but sites around the perimeter along the fence are pretty well shaded, surprisingly. The restrooms and showers were fine but basic (cement floors and walls), and directly behind the garbage and dump station, so not exactly aesthetically pleasing. $33 gets you a full hookup site with 50 amps. There are also E/W sites (30 amps) at which air conditioning is not guaranteed, although it was fine when we were there, and we definitely needed it. The surrounding neighborhood wakes up early. We would want to stay farther south next time while visiting in the Napa Valley.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Paid $35 base rate for E/W site, then another $1 per day for having a dog, and another $5 a day for having a tow car. They nickel and dime you to death, but it's a beautiful spot. There are lake-view sites, but they are right on Hwy 50 which is pretty busy so we wouldn't be interested. Sites are densely shaded and mostly level. The surface you park on is a combination of dirt and fine dust, and it sure does stick to one's shoes. We checked out the showers and refused to use them due to the community dressing area. The showers themselves were not large enough to bring one's clothes in and have them stay dry while showering, so that isn't an option. The showers were very dark, and while I won't say they were dirty, they gave me the creeps. Another option in the area is the NFS Fallen Leaf campground which we will try next time, although we liked this one enough to go back.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Self check-in process was fine. Westbound, there is a sign for the campground right before the entrance, about 4 miles east of Eureka, so it comes up fast. It's a little rough around the edges but fine for an overnight. Did not use restroom/shower: it looked like there was only one unisex. Sites are pretty level and it's right on the highway. TV reception is iffy: we only got analog channels. Verizon cell and broadband service work fine. About half the sites are pull-throughs. Would stay here again when passing through.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good overnight stop on Hwy 50. For being such a "lonely" road, there seemed to be a lot of traffic early in the morning. Rate paid was $28 less $3 discount for AAA membership. The rate is $10 for C2C and RPI members. Campground is mostly gravel and cement. There is an aroma of dairy farms at times. Not too many pull-through sites, so advisable to get there early-ish to be sure to get one. Did not check out restrooms and showers so no opinion. Would stay here again when passing through.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rate is for a "standard" site - with a 25' motorhome and a small car, we were hanging out into the road a bit. A big rig would need to get a deluxe or premium site for the length. Water pressure is a little high. Few sites have a private grassy area, most share with another rig on the other side of the grassy strip. The odd side-by-side parking configuration put rigs within inches of each other. We looked around at a distance at other campgrounds, and Riverside Oasis seems to have more trees, but we were unable to determine if they have more space per rig. Moab Valley does have some trees (one per grassy strip) and they are welcome in the hot sun (90+ during our stay). The restrooms and showers are clean and fine, and the pool looked nice. The available Wi-Fi is Tengo, but our Verizon broadband service worked great. The office will make arrangements for excursions like rafting, but we didn't avail ourselves of this service. If we come to Moab again, we'll probably consider other options.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Another beautiful Colorado state park. In Littleton, on the south side of Denver. Nightly rate is $22 for a full hook-up site, plus a $7 per vehicle per day charge. We did not use or check out the showers as they are coin-operated. Sites are not necessarily perfectly level even though there are cement pads. Sites are large, and arranged for privacy. In addition to the cement pads, there is a gravel area with a picnic table and fire ring. Some sites have a lake view at a distance. Shade trees are few, so it's pretty much full sun everywhere in the park. Would definitely camp here again if in the Denver area. Traffic noise is minimal, and we heard some coyotes early one morning. It's hard to believe this place is so close to Denver.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is definitely one of the nicer state parks anywhere, not just in Colorado. Views of the Colorado National Monument are fantastic. Sites are quite large, and have level cement pads, a gravel area with a picnic table and fire ring, and the table had a shelter over it. Temps now are in the mid 90s during the day, but cool to 55 overnight. We did not use or check out the showers as they are coin-operated. Shade trees are few and far between. Nightly rate for a full hook-up site is $22. There are also electric-only sites. There is a $6 per vehicle per day park fee in addition which can add up quickly. We bought the annual park pass instead. Early in the morning, with the windows open, the traffic on I-70 is audible, and there is an occasional train whistle at a distance. We would definitely come back.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate shown is for electric site only. Additional charge applies for vehicles. Cons: Frustrating and confusing walk-up registration process; $4 per night per vehicle park fee (annual fee is $15); mosquitoes in the men's shower but otherwise clean; water availability limited, scattered throughout; no dump station in campground (nearest one is in Martin Bay CG; lots of flies; very windy conditions; signage inadequate. Pros: Absolutely beautiful - no comparison with Lone Eagle at Lake McConaughy; lots of trees; swans in lake; spacious, paved, level sites; many sites directly on lake, many others with lake view; good trout fishing in stocked lake; very quiet, heard one distant train whistle overnight; well maintained; interesting historical tourist attractions in Ogallala. Hard to give a rating to due to all the cons, but will still give it an "8". Would come back having made a reservation. Couple down the road from us had made a reservation for 2 weeks, a year in advance, and has already made their reservation for next year.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price is for a E/W only site, with KOA member discount. Best showers anywhere except home! Exceptionally friendly and helpful owner. Nicely shaded, level sites, buffered from the I-90 highway noise. Close to the action in Mitchell: the Corn Palace festival was starting when we were there. Would definitely stay here again, and for more than one night.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here to have some work done on our tow car baseplate. It's free to Blue Ox customers having work done. It's $15 per night otherwise. Sites are gravel and level. There are no showers or restrooms. Over the air TV reception is non-existent. Verizon cell and broadband service works, and they do have free Wi-Fi, although it's a little weak in the campground. It's hard to imagine staying here again since it's so far off the beaten path, but we would do so if in the area.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good overnight stop along I-80. Price reflects KOA member discount for full hookup site. Sites are all level, gravel. On a Friday evening in late August, it was less than half full. Earlier in the month they said they were packed -- before school started. Would stay here again if in the area. We indulged in the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, and it was pretty good for $5. They make pizza in the office and will deliver to your site. The folks who make breakfast also make a dinner in the evening (not sure what days ). Tonight it's Swedish meatballs and chicken fried steak. Pretty ambitious stuff for a small KOA.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This place is brand new and still being developed. It has the potential to be a "10" maybe next year. The owners are wonderful people, living out their dream of owning a campground. The nightly rate of $40 is for a 30 amp pull through site on a weekend night, weeknights are $35. Both prices are without the KOA member discount. The sites are spacious and most are lightly shaded although there are some in full sun. They made every effort to spare the trees when building the campground. Everything is brand new and sparkles. The restrooms and showers are immaculate. Interesting, the showers are unisex, with about 6 of them sharing a common room. However, the individual showers are private and secure, and the men's/women's restrooms are separate. The laundry is clean with 4 washers and 4 dryers - $2.25 to wash, and $1.75 for 45 minutes of drying. The pool looks very inviting but it was too cool during our visit to indulge. They have a picnic shelter making it nice for groups - it has hot & cold running water and adjacent restrooms. Unlike most KOAs, this one has sturdy trash containers scattered around the campground rather than a single dumpster in one place. This place is a bit off the beaten path, but worth it if in the area. We would definitely come here again, and would like to see how it develops.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This review is for the Lost Bridge West Modern Electric campground. (Salamonie rhymes with "alimony".) Hookups are electric only. Water is available in several places around the campground. There is a single dump station. We stayed in site #222. Site is mostly level and had a gorgeous lake view. The site descriptions on the DNR reservation site appear to be pretty accurate in terms of how level the sites are and how much sun/shade they get. Sites in general could be more level at least in the lake-view area of 218-246. 50 amp service is available in selected sites. Restrooms and showers are clean and modern. There are also pit toilets scattered around the campground, a little smelly. As out-of-state residents, we paid $5 on a Sunday to get into the park, a one-time fee. Lake-view sites are a little breezy (good sleeping). The campsites are on sand with grassy areas in between. The sites in the non-lake-view areas seem a little larger and more private. Big rigs would not fit in the 218-246 lake-view section. Check-in time is 2 pm, 5 pm on Sundays and holidays. Our Verizon cell phone service was a little weak but usable, as was the Verizon broadband service. This is a wonderful destination campground - bring your boat! We paid $94 for 5 nights (Sun-Thurs) including the reservation fee. We would stay here again if in the area. Use the map from the DNR website - our Garmin directed us to the north side of the lake for the state recreation area.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park has about 225 RV sites, and another 76 or so tent only sites. There are riverfront sites, available only to members during peak season. There are 5 full hookup sites, and the rest are electric and water. All RV sites are 30 amps. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring, no cooking grates. This resort is an affiliate of AOR, C2C, RPI, Camp Club USA, and NACC. $34 is non member price during peak season ($24 off peak). There are extensive rules, including having to park "straight" in your site. We parked in the shade between two trees at an angle, and the manager came over to make us move, even after we were hooked up. They also don't want two rigs parked any closer than 15' apart side to side. The water hookups are shared among 2 or 4 sites, so "Y" connections are needed. Long hoses and extension cords would be good to bring too. There are many sites in the full sun, although there is some shade away from the river. There is a playground, pool, mini golf, many activities. Along the road to this resort from Hwy 3, there are several other campgrounds. This one looked like the nicest from the road. Restrooms and showers are clean and nice. We would stay here again, now that we know all the rules, even the wacky ones. Dogs are welcome, but no aggressive breeds. Cash or credit cards only, no personal checks.
06/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
Nightly rate was $42, less the 10% KOA member discount, for a 30 amp full hookup site with cable. This place was a disappointment. We selected this campground based on the reviews here. The principal business of this KOA is seasonal campers. They are all over the campground, not in a dedicated area, and take up roughly 50% of the sites. The campground is densely shaded. The seasonal campers give the place a shabby look. There is one old rig with green moss or algae growing all over it. This place is not up to what I believe the KOA standard to be. In addition, a seasonal camper across from us ran a leaf blower for 30 minutes before I called the office to ask them to stop the noise. A staff member drove by in one of their carts, but didn't do a thing (clearly didn't want to perturb the seasonal camper). The noise went on for another 20 minutes. This woman was blowing every leaf and leaf particle off her site. The following morning, they started up the power washer. Thank goodness we headed out of the campground for the day. The restrooms and showers are clean. Overall, it's fairly quiet, although you can hear I-80/I-79 in the distance. We had a site away from the kids' action up front. There are about 20 channels on the cable, and the free WiFi works well - there are several antennas located throughout the campground. We would not stay here again due to the seasonal factor.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Stayed here for two nights while visiting attractions in the area (Fallingwater, Johnstown, and Flight 93 Memorial). Good for an overnighter or a couple of days -- not too far from PA Tpke. I wish they had mowed the grass recently. As a result, the campground looked a little scruffy. It rained while we were there and water pooled at the bottom of our stairs. We stayed in the pull-through section and the sites are pretty level. Gravel roads and sites. There is a beautiful, new restroom/shower house, but it's on top of a hill and it's quite a hike to get up there. There seem to be few sites in the immediate area of the bath house. There is also a nice picnic pavilion at the top of the hill. We do plan to return.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed here for 4 nights. Cable TV has just gone in. Channels are limited. Apparently it will cost $2 per night when fully operational. Free wifi signal is strong, at least in the front of the campground, but we used our Verizon BB. You need to get a password in the office to use the WiFi. Nice, level gravel sites with good drainage. Most sites are well shaded, but there are some out in the full sun. Very convenient for visiting the Gettysburg Battlefield and other local attractions. Price is reasonable for the area. Discount is offered for AAA and AARP. Bath house is older but very clean and usable. Men's and women's both have 3 showers. Pets are welcome. There is a large playground. There are activities on Saturday in a gorgeous activities building, and they have a youth director on staff. Noise from the road is no issue at all with the exception of big trucks using Jake brakes. Clearly the owners are investing in their business. We plan to stay here again.
03/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rate reflects KOA discount. This is good for an overnight while on the road. 66 channels on the cable TV. Did not use the showers or restrooms.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had been anticipating a stay at this campground for a long time after seeing it on this web site. Sometimes you set yourself up for disappointment with such anticipation, but not here. What a fabulous place! The sites right on the river simply cannot be beat. The price we paid reflects Good Sam discount. The sites number 66-76 are better than the other riverfront sites as they have trees. Drainage is a bit of an issue, although all the riverfront sites have cement pads. The sites are set up to maximize privacy and river view. All sites are pull-throughs. The combination individual restroom/showers are unisex and private, a little rustic but clean. This area does get flooded so they probably have to engineer for that. In addition to the beautiful view and convenient access to Memphis, the washers and dryers are free. We will definitely stay here again and try to come in a less rainy season.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate paid reflects FMCA discount. Given the traffic noise and area this park resides in, a "10" is just too high. It's certainly the best bet in the city, and we'd stay here again. While I hesitate to say the combination restrooms/showers are not clean, they need to be serviced more often. Not mentioned in any earlier review I've seen is the enormous pole holding two huge billboards facing I-10 and rising 75 feet above the park - several sites are directly underneath it, a little unnerving. Ask for a site that faces east, then you will have shade in the afternoon. It's nice to see all types of RVs here, not just big class A's although they are plentiful. Sites are level and spacious, and arranged so you are not back-to-back with another unit. There are some super-premium sites up front with screen gazebos - they must cost more and would likely need to be requested in advance.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Updating my review from last year. This year we stayed for a week. Rate paid reflects weekly rate with senior discount. Lakefront sites are more. This time the park is quite full, and it's a bit of a process to get in without a reservation. Call ahead to get the instructions when arriving during high season (Dec-March) without a reservation. The Wishy Washy laundromat at 3645 Gulf Shores Pkwy is highly recommended, as is the Original Oyster House restaurant at 701 Hwy 59 just north of the gulf. We plan to stay here again and for a longer time. Even with just about every site taken, the restrooms and showers are still immaculate. The only reason this isn't a 10 is the lack of trees. Damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2004 is still very evident throughout the park.
02/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Updated number of sites to 155 - this does not include 17 tent only sites, but does include 24 water only sites, and 11 sites with no service. Rate for a 30 amp and water only site was $44 including $2 per day for our dog - a little steep, but this appears to be the best option in this area. Other reviews are listed under Port Canaveral but the park uses Cape Canaveral as its address. There are 24 no service sites on the channel, but pets are not permitted in this area. In fact, pets are allowed only within the campground, not in the rest of Jetty Park. There is mixed sun and shade. Some sites have a concrete pad. Sites with sewer hookups are scattered around somewhat randomly. The campground has a somewhat shabby look to it, but it's comfortable and the restrooms are modern and clean. Some sites are pretty close to their neighbors. For mid week, it was pretty full, so reservations are recommended in the winter season. There is bus service to the two casino boats. We plan to stay here again when visiting in this area.
02/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautiful campground. Sites could have some more privacy, but that is all that is lacking. Sites are absolutely flat. Electric and water hookups only. There are many pull-throughs. Reservations are recommended if you want a particular site. We just drove up, on a Monday in February, and were lucky to get in. Price is $16 plus sales and lodging tax, making it $17.60. Would definitely stay here again, and for several days. There is much to do in the immediate area.
02/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a great place to stay when visiting in the area -- when you won't be there much. Sites are too close together to spend much time outside your rig. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Sites range from absolutely flat to very lumpy or sloped. Some sites appear to be paved with concrete, others with crushed gravel. On a busy Friday, there was only one person checking people in -- not enough for the crowd coming in. Even in February, reservations would be wise for the weekend to get the area you want. There are many family-oriented activities in the park and packages are offered. There is a nice woodsy feel, and I'm sure it's even better when the trees have leaves on them. However, there may be a problem with pine pitch dropping in warmer weather. The $35 rate is for a non-premium full hook-up site. There is free WiFi but it slowed down and ground to a halt as more users got on. Did not check out the restrooms and showers although they are conveniently located in each loop. Will stay here again when visiting in the area.
02/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Rate reflects Golden Age Passport discount of 50%. This is a wonderful destination campground and we plan to go back. Reservations are definitely required during the high season. Sites are fairly level and generously spaced. There are 17 pull-throughs. Almost all sites have lake views. We look forward to the day that the lake is up to its full level. Restrooms and showers are clean and conveniently located to the campsites. Despite the lack of sewer hookups, this is a "10" in our book. It's close to town too, but you'd never know it.
02/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate shown includes taxes and Good Sam discount. Great overnight stop, and proximity to Flying J is a big plus. Not all sites are level so be sure to ask. There are many pull-throughs which is convenient when you don't want to unhook the car just for overnight. Would definitely stay here again on the way through this area. Excellent free WiFi, and a good assortment of cable channels. Rate is fair for the level of service provided.
10/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Rate paid reflects 10% Good Sam discount off regular rate of $44. A little pricey but the only thing it lacks is trees. No trees are planted between sites so it doesn't appear that any sites will ever be shaded. There is no other word for the bath house than palatial. It was built to last with quality materials. It was quite cold during our stay but the bath house was warm, and the floors seemed to be heated. There are two large-capacity pavilions and one has two big gas grills for groups to use or for park-sponsored events. There is a beautiful new laundromat with reasonable prices. There is an indoor pool, activity room, exercise equipment, and well-supplied camp store. The park is on a slope so many sites will require some leveling even though all sites are paved. Wi-Fi seemed weak so we used our Verizon wireless broadband service. A very nice base for exploring the Amish country. Would definitely stay here again although I think we'd try to avoid summer weekends when it would probably be full and very busy.
09/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
We understand that this campground has undergone massive improvement in recent years. Campsites were level, and fairly mud-free despite tons of rain. In fact, drainage was excellent despite the heavy rain. Plenty of shade. Some campsites are directly on a pond - a few seasonals were parked there, but there were some empty sites. Nice activity building - good for group use. Did not see if they had showers. Very friendly and accommodating owners. Would stay here again if in the area. The price is right. Restrooms are pretty primitive and look like outhouses from the outside, but do have flush toilets & urinals. Would rate higher if they had a nice bath/shower house.
08/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is Presqu'ile Provincial Park. We paid way too much for our non-prime electric site - about $34 a night for the campsite, $11.85 for the reservation fee, and $5.48 for the GST tax for our 3 night stay - for the jungle-like atmosphere we got. I can't remember when I've seen denser shade. The sites have privacy but the vegetation is out of control. The electric hookup for our site was ten feet into the jungle and shared with the neighboring site. There were no showers in the Trail's End section where we were. It was muggy and there were lots of mosquitoes. The best sites would be the prime ones directly on the lake which have a breeze to keep the bugs down and have more sun since they face south. Thank goodness we had only one light rain shower during our stay - a hard rain would have turned the place into a muddy swamp. There is a single dump station for the entire campground and only one water source to refill our tanks. This campground is really for tent, pop-up, and smaller trailer campers although there were a few smaller 5th wheels and motorhomes. It was very full for a weekend in late August so reserving in advance to get a site in the sun would be required. However, we won't be back.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
I will echo the previous reviewer's comments. Very nice state park campground but sites are a little tight and privacy is lacking. Showers were serviceable but could use a good cleaning for bugs and spider webs. Showers have a single control and are very hot. We paid $25 for an electric site right on the St. Lawrence River. Absolutely beautiful, with big ships passing frequently. There is a small full hookup section and many sites of all types away from the river. This park was recommended to me by a friend who camps here often. Would try another state park in the area next time. Woke up at 4 am to watch a ship go by and saw a skunk stroll through our site.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This place is paradise. Beautiful landscaping, trees everywhere. The 200 section is the area to be in - large sites, plenty of shade, winding road, privacy. The other area with electric hookups (#1-78) has the sites mostly lined up in rows for a less pleasing arrangement. $25 is the price for a prime electric site right on the lake. Most sites in the 200 section will accommodate big rigs although no sites are 50 amps. The 50 amp sites are #47-63 (odd numbers only). Would definitely stay here again and make this a destination campground. The only thing I'd change is to add another bathroom/shower house - it's quite a hike depending on where your site is, and often there was a wait for the showers.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice state park campground. We reserved site #13 based on the recommendation of an earlier review, and really liked it. We paid a small premium for a "prime" site, plus the $9 reservation fee. This site is in full sun for a few hours at mid day, but has nice shade later in the afternoon. It is very close to the water. Interestingly, it's windy all the time in the lakefront sites. The showers and bathrooms are a little rustic but clean. There was only one men's shower open in our section of the campground, one was down for maintenance. Bring your shower shoes as the floor of the shower is rough cement. Would definitely stay here again. We understand from fellow campers that weekends can be a little crazy when the campground is full. A reservation would be essential for a prime site for a weekend stay. All sites have fire rings and are pretty level. Grass and packed dirt to park on. A bit of a hike to dump your garbage as it's in a central area for the entire campground. Big rigs can fit in many of the sites, including all the prime sites.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here as a guest of a Coast to Coast member, so the price was $15 per night. I don't know if non-members can stay here unless they are coming for the sales pitch. Very family friendly and dog friendly. There is a water park and nice indoor and outdoor pools. Many other activities and options. The grocery store in Andover is indeed very nice. Restrooms and showers were satisfactory but could use some updating. Campsites are spacious and there is a mix of full sun and partially shaded sites. If in the area again, would consider the state park or possibly the Bayshore campground in Andover to be on the lake.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here last year and rated it "9" then too. Additional comments: Rate this year is $17. Presently they do not have showers, but they are building a shower house which looks like it will be ready for next year or very late this season. Arrived at 2 pm on Friday and got the last site, so getting there early, or on Wednesday or Thursday, is essential to maximize your choice of sites or to even get one.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is indeed a very nice KOA. Paid $33 per night for E/W site (all sites have cable TV - lots of channels) with KOA discount. Interior roads and sites are gravel and mostly level. Due to narrowness of sites, however, I wouldn't want to be here on a weekend or other busy time. We had plenty of space on a weekday. Good stopping place along I-75 although the interstate is quite close and you can hear road noise all the time. Restrooms and showers are fine. They make pizza in the store and they will deliver to your site (didn't try it). Mix of sun and shade throughout the campground. Would definitely stay here again while passing through but would try to avoid weekends.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not sure how the previous reviewers would rate a real "10" - maybe they've never been to one. Waterfront sites are $25 and water view sites are $20. There is a corn field on the other side of the little lake, helping to buffer the traffic noise from I-57. This is a pleasant little place, a good place for an overnighter. Roads and sites are gravel. The overall appearance is slightly shabby but comfortable. There were several RVs clearly here long term. The showers have recently been updated although there is no privacy curtain for the dressing area, just for the shower. Would stay here again while on the road, and it's fine for a few days to take a break. There is nothing in the immediate area although there is a gas station, convenience store, and McDonalds on the other side of the interstate, about 1 mile away.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We liked this campground very much. Price reflects internet reservation fee. All sites are full hook-up in this specific campground. The other Tunnel Mountain campgrounds are nearby. All sites, at least that we could see, are pull-through using semi-circle driveways that you pull into and then out of. Washrooms are conveniently located so not far to walk from any site. You lose a little privacy with the arrangement they have as you can clearly see the neighboring RV just across the road. Would definitely stay here again. Reservations are probably essential for weekends.
06/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
We selected this campground based on the reviews here. There are full hookup and electric-water only sites. Price paid reflects Good Sam discount of 10% for E/W site. This place does have nice woodsy feel and the sites are well spaced, but the sites are narrow - not wide enough to open the awning in most cases. The campground is on a hill and the sites are carved into it, making leveling a major issue. There were many big rigs in the campground, but I don't honestly know how they were able to maneuver the narrow roads and avoid the trees. The restrooms and showers are clean and the showers have excellent water pressure. The restroom/shower building that is separate from the office has a problem with the locking (it has a code to punch in for access) and so sometimes you can't get in and they have to reset it, a problem in the early morning hours. The restrooms/showers at the office reportedly have more reliable locks. There are many campgrounds in this area west of Glacier National Park so I would choose another one next time.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Full sun, no shade. Baby trees have a long way to go before they will provide any shade. Pads are gravel and level. Wifi ran hot and cold. Staff is friendly but goofed on our credit card charge ($366.93 instead of $36.93), fortunately we noticed it within a few hours. Water regulator is required due to high pressure. Nice river views. A little expensive for a site right off Highway 95.
06/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Was a little disappointed in this park. Very dry and dusty, sparse grass at the campsites. Very crowded with vehicles half spilling from their pads onto the road. Nicely shaded. We stayed in the A loop, and I would say that A11 is probably the best site - not directly on the water, but it's long and has a big grassy area facing the river if you drive in rather than back in. Due to the trees, I don't recommend it for big rigs. The train noise wasn't too bad for us but it was frequent. If there are showers, we didn't see them. Restrooms looked ok for the amount of use they probably get. Didn't see a sign for a dump station either.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wow, what a place! Everything says luxury. Your rig has to be 10 years old or less. Very spacious sites with brick pavers. The bathrooms and showers are gorgeous. There are 3 levels of sites - perimeter (along the road), interior, and premium. Never saw a premium site, so am unsure what the extras might be. All the perimeter sites were taken, so we paid $60 for an interior site. It was built as an ownership park, but that didn't pan out for some reason. Absolutely beautiful, but expensive. In this case, you do get what you pay for. Would definitely stay here again when our budget can handle it.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
A little on the expensive side. Pads are paved, but we still needed to bring out the leveling blocks. Gorgeous view of the river in the front row. We found the sites very tight and too crowded together. Bathrooms and showers were immaculate. Wifi was excellent. This was just an overnight stop for us, and we would probably pick another place next time due to the combination of price and lack of space/privacy.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Absolutely beautiful. Reservations are essential any day of the week. Not sure why others indicated that it's ok for big rigs. Campground road is narrow and windy and parking in many of the sites is tight. There is a fee for the shower. Water is available at the dump station although there are unthreaded faucets scattered throughout the campground. Very quiet. Sites are cozy and private. Most sites will require leveling equipment. Our Verizon cell service didn't work, not sure about other carriers.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
I think we paid a little less due to having eaten dinner in the casino. You will get 15% off by registering for the Millionaire's Club. We were disappointed to learn that the seafood buffet is only on Friday and Saturday nights. The casino is very smoky although they have a no smoking section. The campground is all asphalt with grass on the Coos Bay edge. Might stay here again but my endorsement is not enthusiastic. They have a parking area where RVs can stay overnight for free, so that might be a better choice for some. Staff is very friendly but check-in process is laborious and slow. Clean and well-maintained.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Waterfront sites are $60. They are trying to convert this to an ownership park, but are having little success. We were lucky to get a spot for one night. Site #1 is so private we didn't close the blinds on the passenger side of the coach. Reservations are needed, especially for the pricey waterfront spots - there are only about 8 of them. Highly recommended despite the cost. Will stay here again if it is still open to outsiders. This place is well south of Yachats so don't think you passed it when driving southbound. When you get there, you will know it!
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Reservations are essential virtually any day of the week. We arrived on a Thursday, with a reservation for Friday through Sunday, and were lucky to get in. Sites are well spaced and private side to side. The bathrooms and showers are immaculate and quite close to all the campsites in a given loop. Would definitely stay here again. With electric and water hookups, this is a top notch state park.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice place to stop on the road, but it's on the outskirts of Missoula and cell service is spotty. You could tell the effort the owners put into maintaining it - they were planting annuals in creative arrangements and groupings. The women's bathroom/shower had a bathroomy smell when I looked, but the men's was ok. Most sites are nicely shaded. Due to the lack of reliable cell phone service, I would try another campground in the area next time.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Price paid was $32.40 plus 9% local sales tax, for a premium site with Good Sam discount. This place is immaculate and manicured. Would definitely stay here again to explore the area. Not sure the premium price tag is worth it unless you get one of the front row sites (1, 20, 30, or 40) - our view from site #41 was mostly blocked by a big SUV and trailer. The water is a bit in the distance, but it was nice even to have a glimpse of it. Best wifi we have ever had in a commercial campground. Amazing bathrooms - check out their website. In most places you would pay a lot more than this for this level of "resort".
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed at this campground on the recommendation of the previous review. It is a real find. Although it is almost desert-like all around, there are plenty of trees and shade here. It is rather windy directly on the water. With the breeze and shade, it was a full 10 degrees cooler than the mainland. The restrooms and showers looked OK, but we didn't use them. The garbage bins were overflowing on a Monday after a busy weekend; the pickup isn't until Tuesday apparently. I spoke to the maintenance man - there is no host - and he said it was full on the weekend with some partiers. We stayed for one night on a Monday. There is a self registration process and apparently there is no way to make advance reservations. For RVs, the cost is $25, for tents it's $15. Would definitely stay here again, and for more than one night, but I would avoid weekends. The most desirable and level sites are right on the water. The way they group sites together is to have two or three adjacent parking places for two units to camp next to each other like a mini parking lot. I wouldn't like this if one of these sites were the last available. All sites are full hookup, amazingly. As remote as it is, there is cell service.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is one of the nicer KOAs. Level sites on gravel. Well maintained grassy areas. Lots of trees and flowers. Pleasing surroundings. Reasonable prices for the laundry. Very clean restrooms and showers. They have some new premium sites that have cement pads and patios. Would stay here again while passing through. The campground is on the Yellowstone River and there are some sites that have a river view. Noise from I-90 is minimal.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed this park very much. However, it is a hassle to get water and dump. The water faucets in the campground (Cottonwood at South Unit) are not threaded so you can't get water there. We got water twice at the Medora Campground. The first time, the young man at the front desk let us have it for free. The second time the man at the desk first wanted $10, then came down to $5. There is a dump station right along the main road before you drive under the Medora Campground sign, so we used it without asking, presuming it is for public use. We saw a wild horse in the campground, and evidence of buffalos. Very nice campground hosts, accommodating to our request to stay beyond the regular checkout time of noon. Price paid reflects Golden Age Passport discount of 50%. Would definitely go back, but better prepared. This place is not for the biggest rigs although there were a few smaller 5th wheel rigs there.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great overnight stop. There are three sections: A, B, and C. Never did figure out where C was. We had parked in A at the top of the hill, just around the corner from the office, when we discovered B down by the river. Very nice, level spots in both areas. The biggest rigs will want to use Section B. The office is supposed to be open from 9 to 9, but it was closed at 6:15 when we got in. We ended up parking and paying in the morning ($24.50). Red River was flooding but the B section was very spacious and shaded - water was not up to the campsites but reportedly it does go there. Women's bathroom was a disaster Sunday evening after heavy use by park users, but men's was ok. Door to restroom/shower is unlocked and the only privacy is a shower curtain for the shower. While this is Fargo, not some other city, I did not feel comfortable showering with only a curtain between me and the world. My husband was ok with this. Would stay here again when passing through the area.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Grassy sites, very level. Excellent stop for one night while on the road. Price paid reflects KOA member discount for a full hookup 30 amp site. Some road noise but not too bad. Owners and staff are very friendly and accommodating. Two tornado warnings while we were there so everyone hung out in the office/store area. Burger King and McDonald's are right nearby, and there is a cheese place we would have checked out but for the rain. Restrooms and showers are very clean. Would stay here again if in the area.
05/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This campground gets our highest rating. It takes some effort to get to, off Route 19 near Napier, WV on the southern end of Burnsville Lake. This campground appears to be largely undiscovered by people outside WV. Most campers are from WV and have travel trailers, and many have boats. Loops A and B (sites 1-31) are woodsy and densely shaded, and not on the lake. Loops E and F (sites 145-196) are on the lake but do not allow pets. We stayed in loop C in a waterfront site for $22, less the 50% Golden Age Passport discount. Sites not directly on the water are $20. Reservations for waterfront sites are essential, well in advance. Most waterfront sites are at least partially shaded. There is a small store at the entrance to the campground where you can buy firewood and some limited supplies -- other than that, be sure to bring it with you. Once you are there, you won't want to go out again as it is at least 10 miles to civilization. Restrooms and showers were very clean. You have to push a button for the shower, and depending on which shower you get, you will have to push it every 8 seconds or 30 seconds. No cell phone service but there are a couple of pay phones. We definitely plan to camp here again. Unsure if this place is realistic for the largest rigs as the roads to it are windy and narrow. Once here, it might be tight parking.
05/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Stayed here one night while on the road on I-71. We drove around a while trying to find a good spot. Most sites are in full sun. A lot of the roads in the loops are straight so the sites are lined up on each side of the road one after another. There is plenty of space between each site, but it's not a pleasing layout. Sites are paved and mostly level. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided. Water is available close by in shared faucets, one for about every 10 sites. Grass was in serious need of being mowed. Saw graffiti on the door at one bath house. Did not use toilets or showers so can't comment. Would not make this a destination unlike many other Ohio state parks, but would stop again as an overnight.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate paid was $8.50 reflecting 50% discount for Golden Age Passport. Regular rate is $17. Densely shaded. Many pull-through sites for larger rigs. Not sure a really big rig would feel comfortable here given all the trees. No hookups, would rate higher even if only electric. Showers are in a central location although bathrooms are scattered about in the 3 loops. Did not use either the showers or bathrooms so no opinion on cleanliness. Would definitely stay here again. Reservations are recommended during the summer. Advance purchase of cave tour tickets is also recommended.
04/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
No services. All sites are full hook-up with cable TV. Entire campground has a slight slope to it - all asphalt. Few trees and the ones that are here are small, so it will be very hot in the summer. Price is $28 plus local lodging tax. Excellent spot to stop overnight. Wouldn't want to be here when it's full as it would feel very crowded. Pay with cash or check, no attendant.
04/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This place has everything you want in a state park except trees, hence the 9 rating. Spacious, level, paved sites. The cleanest and nicest bathrooms and showers you have ever seen. Lake front sites for those who want a water view. April is a quiet time. It would be HOT in the summer without trees. This would be a great place to spend some time in the winter. Reservations during the winter are probably essential.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rate paid reflects Golden Age discount (50%). Pretty nice as a state park. Level, paved sites. Clean showers and restrooms. Would stay here again if necessary. Several negatives though. Mosquitoes. Voltage was a little low, about 104, on a muggy night in April. Think what it could be in the summer! Check-in process is slow and there is a single line for RVs, meaning that if you go out and come back in your RV, you have to wait in line behind a camper who is checking in. We must have waited 10 minutes to get in after dinner although we were already registered. Sites may be short for some rigs, about 50' at most.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good place to stop along Highway 90 in southern Louisiana. This is a city or county owned and operated park. Price paid is for 30 amp full hookup site. Full hookup 50 amp sites are $25. Cash or check only. While children are welcome, there is no playground. Big rigs can fit in the 50 amp area - full sun. In the 30 amp area there are many long term campers who got up to go to work at 6 am. Every site in the 30 amp area is at least partially shaded. No picnic tables or fire rings. Bathroom and shower facilities are well used but clean. The address for the park and campground is 264 Cotten Road, and it's right behind the Patterson civic center building. The park offers golf. Some poison ivy or oak at our site so we moved for the second night. Would stay here again.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Excellent overnight stop on the Natchez Trace. It's hard to believe they could jam in as many sites into a hillside location as they do, but sites are all level, terraced down the hillside. Rather close together. Tight but OK. Price paid is full hook-up with Good Sam discount. Big rigs have room to maneuver. Outstanding free Wi-Fi and free cable service too. Took a reservation with just a cell phone number and held it. Would stay here again while on the road.
04/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Price paid reflects senior/disable discount of $3 per night. Site #14 is one of the nice ones as far as that goes. Campground is in rough shape with hardly any grass. Long, dusty, gravel road to campground. Showers/baths/laundry are in a building that is elevated in case of flood, but are clean. Many dead leaves on the ground. Sites are level. Water and electric. Biggest problem is the access after 8 pm. The lock on the gate is hard to see at night - the finger wheel is like one of those on a suitcase lock. While husband was behind the wheel, I had to attempt to deny access to a pickup truck that came in behind us - the driver did have the security code so I let him in and had him help me re-lock the gate. I shouldn't be put in a position to have to control the access and the control should not be so mickey mouse as this. Do not look forward to doing this again the next two nights. Next time we visit family in this area, we will park in their driveway.
04/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Not sure what to add to what others have said. Rate reflects Golden Age passport discount of 50%. There is plenty of room between sites. The loop is about 1 mile and makes for a nice walk. Although there is a slope at many of the sites, at the end they are all level. Site #11 looked especially nice right on the lake. Family in that site had made their reservation 6 months before when reservation window opened. Campground hosts are friendly and knowledgeable and come back year after year. This campground is open 4/1 through 10/31, and reservations would be needed any weekend in that period. We stopped by during the week in mid-April, and all of the best sites on the lake were already taken.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Campground is a little shabby but fine. Owner is very nice and involved. There were several seasonal units that looked old and tired. Sites are on grass - need leveling blocks. Voltage seemed low at times despite no need for AC at this time - concern that voltage may be too low to run the AC in the summer. Soft water. Bath/shower facilities are not heated but clean. Down in a valley so no cell phone service whatsoever. Only one TV station comes in strong - NBC station from Steubenville. Pool was not open yet. Small playground area. A little bit off the beaten path. There seem to be many activities in surrounding area. Good for a group as there is a rec building. Would stay here again, wish more commercial campgrounds were as decent as this one.
11/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
The third Ohio state park we have stayed at and the third we have been very pleased with. We stayed here with a group and will definitely go back on our own. Excellent facilities, wonderful trails. Clean and well kept. Sites are paved although not perfectly level. There are approximately 20 full hookup sites in the park, the rest are electric only. Shower houses are immaculate and have plenty of capacity, although there is not one in every loop. Rate paid does not reflect the Golden Buckeye discount (50% weekdays and 10% weekends). Watch the campground speed limit of 20 mph - it's vigorously enforced
10/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate paid reflects Good Sam discount. Camped here with a group. Most of this campground is occupied by seasonal units, but they all seem neat and well maintained. Saw some seasonal guests raking their sites. The area for short term guests is on a hill. Sites at the top of the hill are more level, but in any case you will need leveling equipment. There is a mix of sun and shade. Did not use the restrooms or showers as the building is not heated and temps were in the low 40s in the morning. We ran into some low voltage trying to make a group breakfast, so on a hot day with lots of air conditioners running, it could be an issue. They charge $3 a day if you want to use your AC. Would stay here again if in the area. Only about 30 minutes from I-80.
09/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a county park. It is on a backwater of the Mississippi River. It is a marina in addition to being a campground. The marina business was very busy during our stay. We stayed in site #65 right on the water. Due to the slow-moving water, there were lots of mosquitoes, so staying outside was a challenge. We wanted to stay in a place right on the Mississippi and we couldn't tell about this place looking at the map. Sites are electric only. There are lots of trees so maneuvering a big rig would be problematic. Bargain price. The showers are a long hike from many of the campsites so we didn't try them. There are pit toilets scattered around and we didn't try them either. In the future, we'd plan a little better and choose another campground. It seemed like mostly locals were staying there.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this campground - stayed here twice on a recent trip. The sites are paved with cement and are very spacious. The bath houses are palatial and very clean. No matter where your site is, you won't have far to walk to get there. The only thing I'd like to see a little more of is privacy. There are no plantings between sites so it feels a little wide open. Not too far from the interstates. Would definitely stay here again.
09/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a Good Sam park so rate shown is before the discount. This is an enormous campground with sites of every type. I wish they had more shade. We stayed for one night in a grassy, full sun area. It is definitely handy to the RV/MH Hall of Fame and all the manufacturers. RVs of every kind can fit in this place.
09/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
This campground gets our highest rating. We stayed twice on a recent trip. Spacious sites, with plantings on either side for privacy. Very walkable as area is very flat. Immaculate bath houses -- no campsite is far from one. Golden Buckeye card yields a 50% discount on weekdays and 10% on weekends. Not too many tall trees yet so shade is at a premium. If you arrive on a weekday, you can take your time to drive around to find a site that suits you. Electric only hookups.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here two nights while visiting family in the area. Will definitely stay here again. Both electric and water hookups, although no showers. Sites have fine gravel, almost paved. Very spacious campsites. Most sites will require leveling blocks. No reservations. On weekends, it seems to fill up fast. Stayed in B20 which is a nice shady site.
08/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Paid $15 per night for 5 weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) using Golden Buckeye card. This is a beautiful campground. Reservations are essential for weekends. There are only 29 full service sites, the rest are electric only or no hookups. We had site #101 - shade all day long in August which we appreciated. It also appeared to be the most level of all the full service sites. Most sites in the park will require leveling blocks. There are only about 5 pull-through sites (all full service) that would be suitable for big rigs as the length of most pads (all asphalt) is only 30'. The bath houses are all new, clean, and well kept. No sites are really lake-front. Most have a lake view. Most of the sites are very spacious. The only thing I'd want is more of a woodsy feel for a little more privacy. Other campers who'd been there on weekends said the campground was pretty quiet even when full.
08/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Stayed here for 3 days with a group. Mixed review, hence the "5" rating. Nice sites, a little more spacious than some and tighter than others. All the EWS sites are in full sun, and several of the EW sites are shaded. We were comfortable. Lots of grass and very level. They have a new wifi antenna but we did not try it - they don't seem to be promoting this feature yet. The bathrooms were tolerable on Friday and Saturday mornings, but were awful on Sunday morning following a busy evening of entertainment and obviously heavy usage. They should have cleaned after the event. There are some cobwebs that have been there for a LONG time. The weather was very hot and some in our group complained of low voltage, and ended up using their generators at the hottest time of the day. Not sure that they offer 50 amp service - all the big rigs in our group were on 30. There are many seasonal units but most are neat.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not all sites are electric. There are sites with full sun, and sites with full shade. We had a full shade site, it was almost too dark. We were able to pick out our site. The electricity did not work, but it was repaired quickly. Would stay here again if in the area. Restrooms and showers were very clean, and the showers were big.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
At the Headquarters campground, full hookup sites are limited (27 or so). The rest are no hookups. Very nice shaded sites. The restroom and showers are very clean. Convenient to the town of Alma. We bought cooked lobster in town at one of the seafood sellers and spread out newspapers on our picnic table to dine al fresco. A highlight of our trip. Would definitely say here again.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
High priced circus. When we pulled up to the gate, my husband said "what is this place?" The pool and many other activities are right at the entrance. Definitely caters to families making a vacation of it. The "free" wifi is free for one hour, then they want $5 for for one day. We were just passing through and we should have stayed someplace else. The bathrooms and showers were immaculate, I'll give them that, despite the volume of people using them. Sites are very close together. We had a little shade but many sites are right out in the open. Little privacy between sites. The whole place was not our style at all - I'm sure it will suit others. It did get quiet around 10 pm so they must enforce it.
07/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
No showers - pay showers at the entrance to the campground along the highway. Non-level sites. No water views. They asked for "sparing" use of generators which our next door neighbor did not comply with. This campground may be better suited to tent campers although there were a few motorhomes there. Dense shade.
07/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We camped in two different types of sites: electric in the woods, and no hookups on the ocean. There are some full hookup sites as well. There are a few sites directly on the ocean that can accommodate small motorhomes, trailers, or 5th wheels, although they have no hookups. Most sites on the ocean are for tents. We were lucky to be able to move into one of them for the last 3 nights of our stay (our motorhome is 24'). Sunrise AND sunset views. The restrooms and showers were clean and well maintained. Couldn't ask for anything more in a national park campground. Would definitely stay here again. Not sure why anyone would pick a KOA over this.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We debated staying at this one or at Marco Polo, just for one night. This one was fine. Wifi was excellent and free although our access was cut off promptly at 9 am the next morning, even though we could stay until 10 or 11. Sites are a little close together. All appeared to be full hookup. Several caravans were there at the same time -- all sizes of rigs.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground was fine. They said they have wifi but that it's being repaired and would only work near the office. I didn't bother to try. There are several densely shaded sites near the office that look nice but most are for tents (no hookups). Avoid E8-E18 are they are just feet away from the dump station - ugh. Many sites are way off level. We got a spot at the end of the loop road - more open and less shade, and fairly level. Very busy on a summer weekend.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
A good place to stop for one night while driving across the island. All sites are full hookup. Landscaping looks a little weedy and unkempt, other than that, no real complaints. Laundry has only 2 washers and 2 dryers. Would stay here again when driving across "The Rock".
07/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
The only reason to come here is to take one of the excursions to St. Pierre/Miquelon, France. You can make arrangements for a van to pick you up at the campground for the boat trip. This campground is a big, open field, gravel and grass. The electric hookup at the site we were assigned didn't work so we had to plug in next door. They may have 30 amps, but the kids who were in charge when we got there didn't know. Ours was 15 amps. The black flies were really bad -- I couldn't stand to be outside even to walk the dog. Most of the other campers were from Quebec. The restrooms and showers looked clean although we didn't use them. It takes 3 hours to get here from the Trans Canada Hwy.
06/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
By far the best campground we stayed at during our recent trip to Newfoundland. It's about 1 hour south of St. John's. We used the Newfoundland & Labrador tourism guide to find it once we learned we'd waited too late to get a site at Pippy Park in St. John's for Canada Day weekend. The campground is perched on a cliff above the ocean. Whales can be seen occasionally. Sites #7 and 6 are the best because you would get the wonderful view when sitting outside or inside your rig. All hookups are full hookup. It's essentially a gravel parking lot, but the view! There is a cottage/motel operation that is the main business. Be sure to stop at the Ocean View Bakery about 1 mile before you reach Celtic Rendezvous, on the left in the basement of a Blue house. Delicious baked goods including date bars. What a find this campground was! There were some pretty big rigs but the road in is very difficult and turning around in the campground is very tight - all sites are back in. It's a steep climb up to the campground. They advertised having wifi but I couldn't get it in the campground. Maybe it works in the laundry or shower buildings. The view was so gorgeous, I didn't care. It's a bit of a hike to the laundry and shower - not far, but steep.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Most of the sites at the campground have no hookups. Three loops have electric (only). It is a beautiful place. Restrooms and showers were very clean. Reservations made early for the electric sites are essential for weekends during the summer. Sites are large and private with trees and shrubs so dense on either side that you can't see the site next door. Many hiking trails in this national park. This campground is not in Glovertown, but I'm not sure what town it is in - it's at the northern end of the park, where Glovertown is the HQ at the southern end.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This "campground" is directly across the street from the ferry to Labrador. It is essentially a gravel parking lot with 3 electric only sites, plus 15 or more dry camping sites. The sign says the water is not potable. This RV park is run by the town of St. Barbe as an accommodation for travelers going to Labrador on the ferry. The bathrooms and showers are very clean and brand new. We were almost alone in the park until invaded by a big caravan first thing in the morning. The campground has good ratings in Woodall's (forget what they are) and it was a little surprising since there's nothing there. But the bathrooms and showers, and proximity to the ferry, make up for it.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
I'm surprised this place isn't already listed here. It's the only game in town in Twillingate, the iceberg capital of the world. It's a really nice campground with nice people running it. Get a site at the top of the hill where it's more level. The ocean is visible at a distance. In the evening we could see an iceberg. We had water and electric hookups, the dump station is at the bottom of the hill. Would definitely stay here again, and hopefully for more than one day. While big rigs can maneuver here, I sure don't know how they'd get to Twillingate to the begin with.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This place has a beautiful view! Right on the ocean. The showers and bathrooms didn't look too hot due to tracked in dirt, so we skipped that. We had water and electric service. They guard the dump station pretty closely so people not staying in the park don't use it. It is essentially a gravel parking lot with no trees, but the view! It's run by the Lions Club. Would stay here again if in the area. Be sure to visit Ben's Studio - within walking distance. Ben is a talented folk artist. We had dinner at the Anchor Cafe in town - wonderful.
06/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park is in Labrador. It provides dry camping only and nothing else. You can get "non potable" water at the office (we decided to risk it, no problems). They have these warning signs on the water to cover their risk. There is no dump station if I remember correctly. We paid, in addition to the camping fee, $5 to enter the park, and another $10 to make a reservation on the provincial park website, which we didn't need to do for a mid-June stay. The weather was cold and rainy when we were there so we didn't get much chance to explore. If you can dry camp, I'd recommend this park over the motel parking lot alternative closer to the ferry.
06/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground was memorable on our recent trip to Newfoundland because we were the only ones camping there. It was so welcome to find this campground after a long drive from Rocky Harbour. Be sure to drive up to L'Anse Aux Meadows for a nice dinner at the Norsemen -- if you order lobster, the chef takes you out to the wharf to pick it out. The water at this campground was a little brown from rust. Best sites are #1 through #6 right behind the office. The campground is basically a gravel parking lot, but a moose might stroll by. If in the area, we would stay here again, although there are no other options in the immediate area.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed here twice on our recent visit to Newfoundland. Very nice park. Level sites. They do accommodate caravans and big rigs but in an area that is essentially a gravel parking lot. Regular sites for smaller rigs are nice and have trees and shrubs on either side for privacy. Showers are clean. Free wifi was a welcome feature. There is a restaurant on premises but we didn't try it. We would definitely stay here again.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here twice during our trip to Newfoundland, after we arrived on the ferry, and the night before we took the ferry back to Nova Scotia. This campground is nice enough to be a destination in itself. Sites are spacious and level. Bathrooms are clean. They have a small laundry with 3 washers and 3 dryers. Both hookups we had are 3-way (full hook-up). Alice, the lady who was running the office during both visits, is very friendly and advised us against taking the 14 hour ferry back to Nova Scotia. Some sites are shaded and some are full sun. A few have a river view, most do not. This campground is a former provincial park. On our return visit, it was warmer, and bugs were still scarce
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We decided to stay here because they don't let you park overnight at the parking lot for the ferry to Newfoundland. We LOVED it. Nice family running it. It can be a little dusty when it hasn't rained for a spell. The campground is built into the side of a hill that was carved out to build the foundation for the bridge you can see below. All sites are level. There is a beautiful view of the nearby bridge. We stayed here a second time on the way back from Newfoundland and weren't able to get as good a spot in the tiered section. They need to invest in wifi and more washers and dryers, but those are minor issues. It's a beautiful place. Even the biggest rigs can fit. Be sure to stop in at the Celtic Country Market bakery when you are in the area - it's right on the main highway in No. Sydney. There is another campground in the area, closer to the ferry, but it's just a big grassy field with hookups; we didn't even consider it.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Stayed here for one night in mid-June. 10% off with Good Sam. The main part of the campground is very steep with grassy sites cut into the hill. This area is very nice and shaded, although you will need to level your unit. You can pull through, but this area is for smaller units only (our motorhome is 24' and this is about the max for the lower area). At the top of the hill is the area for larger rigs - no grass, no trees. Not sure a really big rig would fit. Did not use wifi at the site, but used it in the laundry - excellent signal. They have a restaurant on premises that looked good although we didn't try it. We went to the Baddeck Lobster Supper, just down the road. We preferred the KOA in North Sydney, so we probably would not stay here again.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is one of two campgrounds listed in Woodall's in Pictou. This one is to the west of the rotary, and the other is to the east. We first tried the other one but it was full of dumpy seasonal units, with no shade. Birchwood is a nice family campground, a little small but very neat. There are a few seasonal units. We stayed in a space at the top of the hill and had to bring out the leveling blocks. On the hill, the sites are a little close together. It doesn't look like a big rig would be able to maneuver in this campground. Would stay here again due to proximity to PEI ferry.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Level sites, gravel and grass. Roughly 2/3 of the place is devoted to seasonals, but everything is neat, not junky. Quiet on an early June weekday, with few people around. We were the only motor home there. A seasonal person stated that it's always quiet, even when full. Clean bathrooms and showers, looked brand new. Site had a picnic table and fire ring. Rows D and E are for transients like us. It's a little ways from the main highway, but not too far. Would stay here again while passing through. .
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
A little pricey. We had an ocean view (sort of), not ocean front and site was $50, less 10% KOA discount. We had to use our levelers and it looked like most people had to as well. The ocean front sites were spectacular. Hard to find the site - we were not escorted and ended up parking in the wrong spot. Excellent wifi service. Reservations are kind of confusing because the Woodlands campground is part of the same business. We wanted the non-Woodlands campground in order to be a little closer to the Nova Scotia ferry.
06/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
Simply awful. Potholes in the roads throughout the campground. Swarming mosquitoes. Junky seasonal rigs -- mostly a seasonal place, we were passing through. Leveling looks to be an issue in most sites -- #52 is level but can accommodate only a short coach. Front desk help was incompetent. On the good side, you can order lobster to be cooked and pick it up on your schedule. Despite its proximity to family, would never stay here again.
07/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
A+ all around. Stayed here twice on a recent trip and would like to stay here for more than an overnight. Incredibly clean bathrooms and showers. All sites are level. Stayed in one of their short sites. They are a little farther away from the activity building and so the wifi was very weak. If we wanted to stay more than one night, we'd move to a site closer to the building. Lots of tress, plenty of space. Can't say enough good things about it. On our return visit, we learned that it had just changed hands, so hopefully everything will remain up to snuff.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice, small city park, right on the Erie Canal. A boat was docked there the night we stayed. There is a nearby bar/restaurant that is a little noisy but we were there on a Sunday and it didn't stay open real late. Don't eat there, go to Sorrento's which is in walking distance. All sites are full hookup. You are parked on asphalt, but there is plenty of grass to walk the dog. Remington Arms Museum is nearby, worth a visit. Would definitely stay here again. Didn't use the showers or bathrooms. I suspect that reservations are a must during the summer. .
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Wonderful state park. Stayed here two times recently, once with a group. Beautiful camping area, quiet,pretty level sites well spaced, CLEAN bathrooms and showers. You need a 30 amp extension cord in many sites, so come prepared. A little dusty between rain storms, but that's the worst I can say about it. Water and dump station are in a central area. Highly recommended.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a mixed report, hence the score of "6". Stayed in one of their "executive" sites. This means a concrete pad. It was right by the office, but not noisy. Excellent free wifi service, at least at this location. We also had cable TV. Some confusion when we originally registered - told the young lady we wanted lake view, but she assigned us to an executive site without it. The site she gave us was right next to a school bus that was painted green and apparently being used as a motor home. Not our cup of tea plus no lake view, so we asked to move to the area by the office for the same price. From this location, the lake is at a distance, not really much of a view. There are MANY seasonal guests, and families on vacation, where we were just passing through. The showers were awful - black crud in all possible crevasses, the first place I felt it necessary to keep my shower shoes on while using the shower. They have ice cream in the store which was a nice treat. This place is for people who want to stay in one place for a while, and walk to the lake. However, there is a steep hill which doesn't look like fun to walk up.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is listed in Woodall's. What you don't realize from the web site or Woodall's listing is that it's 85-90% filled with mobile homes (park models). It's very nice and well kept, although some of the units are a little tired looking. We stayed for 4 nights. Residents are very nice, but this was not the type of camping experience we were expecting. All sites are back-in onto cement pads. Bath houses are very clean and conveniently located. You are guided to your site. Cable TV is available for a fee. All sites are full hookup.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice campground. Camped here with a group. All sites are gravel, nice and level. There are many trees although not all sites are shaded. The bath house is pretty primitive (cement and cinder block). The toilets weren't clean but the showers were fine. It was a quiet weekend before the park activities heat up with warmer weather. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
It looks like the other reviewers are really bashing this campground. We liked it a lot better than some other places just off the interstate. Very nice staff. The sites are a little tight, but this is a great spot for a one night stay. There were some huge motorhomes there when we stayed there, and they were towing trailers too, so there is plenty of room for big rigs. I would say that if you really have to stay here on a certain date, you would be well advised to make a reservation as it does seem to fill up, even after Labor Day. Some noise from I-80.
09/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
We got to the campground after dark when it is almost impossible to see what you are supposed to do outside the office. During the off-season (after Labor Day), the office is open only from noon to 6 pm. If you have the cash to pay for your site, you put it in an envelope and then try to jam it into this tiny slot that is already full of other envelopes. We had to use a screwdriver to get our envelope in. Thank goodness we had cash, otherwise we'd have had to wait until noon to pay. This is not a very camper-friendly place. The map has a huge list of "don'ts". The park is very close to I-80 and is therefore a little noisy. I've made a note to avoid it in the future if possible. However, it seems to be just about the only game in town. I certainly wouldn't recommend planning to stay there more than one night.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice park. Exceptionally clean restrooms and showers. All sites are well shaded, although the roof of our motorhome got dumped on by squirrels - what a mess. Not rated higher only because of train tracks nearby. There is an ungated crossing in the immediate area, and the trains start their whistles a long way off. They come by about every hour so it can be a little annoying, and these are LONG trains. Sites are level and are equipped with picnic tables. Would definitely stay here again. My Garmin GPS was a little confused about where it is and misdirected us, so watch the signs.
09/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were back off the highway so it was very quiet. Unfortunately there is not one blade of grass anywhere, in this section anyway. Sites were level, each with picnic table and fire ring. Restrooms and showers were clean and well-maintained. Very nice family runs this place. WiFi costs $1 for one day, not sure about rates for longer stays. Nice walking trails. Did not check out all the private campgrounds in the area, but Lake of the Ozarks State Park is worth a look as an alternative - electric only.
09/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful campground. Every site is on the water -- it's a small peninsula and all campsites are on the lake. Each site also has a deck, picnic table, barbeque, and a fire ring. All sites are level and spacious, and many are well shaded. All are full hookup including cable. WiFi is strong and free. Rated a "9" only because there are no common showers. About 8 miles from I-44 but worth the trip. Would definitely stay here again, and for more than one night. 10% discount with Good Sam too.
09/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
A beautiful bargain. We paid only $20.25 (W/E) since this is a Good Sam park. Nice level and spacious sites although the park itself is on a bit of a slope. Nicely shaded. First place we've been to that recycles, even if only aluminum cans. Quiet even though it's only a mile off I-70. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Hosts are very nice and gracious, helped us back in. Basset hounds especially welcome, treats for all dogs provided. This would be a nice place to stay more than overnight, and it seems many people were doing this.
09/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice campground. Level sites. Every site has a patio, picnic table, and fire ring. Lovely surroundings. Lots of activities seem to be available, although that had died down by the time of our visit (mid-Sept.). You are guided to your site by a young lady driving a golf cart. Very convenient to I-70 for travelers, in fact too convenient -- it's noisy with the traffic on the interstate, although a little quieter overnight. We'd rate it higher but for the noise. We got a discount due to having a KOA card, but it's a little pricey. Would stay here again for an overnight.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Wonderful park. Okay, it's just gravel and there are no picnic tables, but the view is unbeatable. It's also very windy. In May, we paid $65 for one night in an oceanfront site, and the price is higher in peak season. To keep out people who aren't staying at the campground, they have an attendant in the shower/laundry room and he hands out towels! Immaculate. The free WiFi was weak to non-existent, and so we plugged in to the DSL in the lobby. Friendly and helpful staff. Not rated higher since the price is so high, prohibitive for a long stay. Activities on the Spit are within walking distance, although it's a bit of a hike.
05/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
Beautiful view. The terracing of the sites down the hill makes each site VERY narrow. This is not a place to sit outside your RV and enjoy the view - no room. We had a site at the bottom of the hill, so we got a good view and could sit outside, but the hike up the hill was tough. The laundromat ate my money and the office wasn't opened until around 10 a.m. (in late May). Someone came by looking for the owner while I was waiting, and he said she operates on "Homer Time". We didn't want to stay the second night we'd planned and moved to the Heritage RV Park on the Spit.
05/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
Absolutely awful. The waterfront sites have about a 20 degree slope, are full of boulders, and are very narrow and short. We had made a reservation months in advance and so they assigned us site #1. Well, that was the worst of all the waterfront sites. We spent 30 minutes trying to level the motorhome using rocks (!), and finally gave up. We asked to move to another site, but they said they were all reserved, even though they were vacant and they could have moved someone else to site #1. We asked for and got our money back. We had also made our reservations for a day-long cruise to the Kenai Fjords National Park through them. When we checked in for the cruise, we found we'd paid more than the posted price. The cruise line (Major Marine) was kind enough to refund the commission that the Miller's Landing campground had charged to process our reservation. All in all, a place to avoid.
05/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Despite the lack of hookups, and no access to running water or dump station for a few days due to camping there right as they opened for 2006 in mid-May (pipes were still frozen), this was probably the nicest place we stayed in Alaska. You pick your own spot based on whatever's available as you drive around. Nice level sites, each with a picnic table. Quiet. Restrictions on use of generator were just fine (mornings and evenings for a few hours each). We had a moose sighting right outside the campground.
08/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
A little pricey. They take Good Sam so we got 10% off the $52 posted price. We were pleased with the site width-wise. Every site has a picnic table and some have a raised wooden platform or brick patio. We stayed in a full hook-up regular site. They offer "premium" and "deluxe" sites too -- bigger and pull-through. The campground is surrounded on 3 sides by corn fields. During both stays in August, 2006, we were bothered by a manure/barnyard smell. We thought it MIGHT be sewer problems but the staff says it's an occasional fertilizer odor (in August?). At any rate, the smell keeps me from giving it a higher score. The water pressure was a little weak too, despite the campground being sparsely populated. Probably will not stay here again.
08/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Lakefront sites are beautiful and reasonably priced, but a little tight width-wise. If you want lakefront, ask for site #609 -- it's huge. Some areas are sunny and some are shady. WiFi is not free but it's pretty cheap if you go for more than one day. Lots of kids around, but it's quiet at night. The staff is much in evidence and they come around to clean up after each site is vacated. Would definitely camp here again.
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