We have stayed here many times before on our trek northward, but it's time to find a new stop. The park is going downhill, it seems that the only work they do is mow the grass. Young people running it and the list of rules they give you on check-in only applies to you NOT the workers or their friends or the seasonals! That means 10mph for you 30 for them, dogs on leashes NOT clean up after the dog NOT quiet hour? NOT til they are done with their bon-fire, Wi-Fi not working and an I don't know at the office, and it's been a long time since the trees have been trimmed (we had to back out of our site to avoid branches down the side of the motorhome) it's really to bad because it was a nice place to stop and see the area. We will be looking elsewhere this is becoming not worth the money.
This is a cute park but one that discriminates against motorhomes towing. Get this if you are in a fifth wheel or travel trailer only the vehicle pulling your trailer needs a park pass, they tell me because the fifth wheel or travel trailer isn't going anywhere till you leave, now if you are in a motorhome with a tow vehicle both vehicles need park passes even though the motorhome will be parked till you leave they still make you pay for an additional park pass to the tune of four dollars a night! Also no drop in price after labor day even though none of the buildings are open including the store and restaurant. The two that were open were additional fees! it is quite obvious to us that the state of Nebraska doesn't want motorhomes or visitors to the state parks. We wouldn't bother coming back as it's not worth the ride way out in the corner of nowhere to be discriminated against. Just my opinion.
Nightly rate based on a this was one of the worst places we've been to. The interior road was supposed to be gravel, it was a limestone dust road. The speed limit was supposed to be "5" and we all know that song and dance, especially when the help and hosts haul butt in the golf carts kicking up a big cloud. But the best was the railroad tracks through the campground. When I asked how often they come through, I got "around 4-5 times a day" and yes that includes during the night! At the entrance of the campground the tracks cross the road so of course they have to blow and blow and blow the horn and if that doesn't wake you then the weight of the train shaking the ground and everything on it will. Thankfully I didn't have to do laundry, and after opening the laundry room door there was no way I could have. The stench was so bad and the room was filthy. The Spook Cave tour will cost you another $10 per person for a 30 minute tour. It's not worth that much money. My advice skip the cave and keep on rolling.
Overall great park for visiting the Cabot trail. With that said the only two reasons I didn't give it a ten was the lack of enforcement of the in park speed limit, it was the same vehicles flying in repeatably, as well as others, and some even while the office staff was sitting outside the office! When I said something to the office help it was shrugged off as what are you going to do? The second reason is the laundry..first no option of hot water wash only cold available and the price, it's the highest we've encountered anywhere across North America in five years of full-timing! Except for those two items it's a great place to stay.
Once again no listing in trailer life about the access road. When you turn off the highway it starts paved, then just around the corner(no place to turn around) it's lovely dusty gravel! narrow in spots and regulars just hauling butt to leave you in a dust cloud! no real area to park and unhook or park and check in. We were supposed to stay a week but one night was plenty. We were given an end site, employees flying by kicking up clouds of dust making it near impossible to sit outside. It appeared to be a park that kids just run rampart in. When we came back from dinner there were kids bicycles and candy wrappers all over my site, when I asked next door the man said oh yeah theres kids everywhere. Quiet hours are supposed to be 10-8 but there were kids running amuck and yelling til well past 11:30pm. They advertise wi-fi but I guess you have to be in the perfect site to get it. In general this place is a zoo and the animals run free with no adult supervision and no management presence to enforce the rules. My advice keep on rolling up the road is the new bras d'or lakes campground we did and the worst we've had to deal with is the natives not knowing what 5 mph's is.
What a great little park. Neat, clean and quiet. The dog kennel mentioned previously is no longer there, it was closed down last year. The owners are very helpful and grateful for your business, unlike some parks that just want your money. Overall a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone wishing to visit Niagara Falls. Nothing at this campground for kids, but for us traveling adults it's perfect. We will return when in the area.
Caution!! this seems to be the overflow campground when all the ones in town are full. Kelly in the office checked us in and was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, but quite naive about the campground. Assuring us that the 5 mph speed limit was enforced and if we saw anyone going over just let the office know. Didn't see her again til the end of our week there. So, 1)kids running amuck 2)the help as well as others going well over the 5 mph kicking up big clouds of dust 3)the rule about no riding of ATV's in the "resort" HA 4) pets leashed HA 5) pool rules HA and when things were brought to the attention of the office it was said that they really didn't want to ruin anyone's weekend! The wi-fi was hit or miss mostly miss. How this place can call itself a "Resort" is beyond me. My advice:Keep Driving!
What a breath of fresh air! This is one of the nicest campgrounds we've seen in awhile. We are fulltimers meandering around the midwest and the campgrounds in Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska (that we hit) left much to be desired. This place is definitely someplace I'd stay for awhile if there was more to see in the area. The help was extremely friendly and helpful, the bathrooms sparkled, the laundry room was spotless and loaded with traveling info, and the camp store-wow-I don't think I've seen such a well stocked, neat and not a speck of dust on anything (NO layers of old dust on the canned items like most camp stores). And the way they park the rigs, all the fifth wheels in one row (with their diesel trucks in front) then behind the back ends of the fifth wheels the next row is all class A motorhomes. WOW I loved the organization. It's clear to see from everything involved that the owners have Rv'ed and they take pride in their establishment. They should be proud I wish there were more of them out there, not just someone who thought they'd make a quick buck off some campers. The only reason I did a "9" instead of a 10 is because the interior roads are gravel and there's no pool (we personally never use the pools anyways) We prefer a Hot tub anyways, which this place has three of. Great Park. We'd most definitely stay here again.
This was by far the best campground we've stayed at in our travels through Montana, Wyoming and into South Dakota. Nicely paved interior roads, gravel sites and nice lawns(manual sprinklers Not automatic ones trying to make your motorhome grow)The staff was polite and helpful and the area was great. Just make sure to avoid Sturgis rally time(first two weeks of August) unless of course you love the motorcycles. What a breath of fresh air, A city campground that knows how to do it right!
Well let me start with the fact that the access road is NASTY gravel. It was my impression that trailer life had to put this-but According to the campground owner they only have to tell you if it's a certain distance and they say that it's under the limit. As far as I'm concerned any gravel road that doesn't offer you the opportunity to turn around if you don't want to travel it should be disclosed. This was some of the worst wash-board road I can remember going down, 3mph was bad. Oh and by the way the locals use this road to drive cattle down, so try avoiding the cow flops too. Now onto the campground, the sites are tiered however we have slides on both sides so after using all the leveling blocks we carry to try to level the coach and getting a stool to reach the steps it put us to eitherclimbing the rocks or sliding down the hill to the next site. We found some wood that someone else left behind that we used to try to level the picnic table (about six inches). One would think that the depth of the tiers would be safe to have your windows open, not so the sprinklers from the bottom of the next lower site was spraying right up and in the bedroom windows and they dumped so much water on the sites that it made incredicle clay muck. They say they have Wi-fi and they do have an antenna but there's no way it's turned on. I even sat next to the antenna and it didn't even show up on my computer, the owner said it must have been my computer but the funny thing is that everyone else I talked to had the same problem. The list of rules states the speed limit is 5MPH, well if you like to eat dust this place is for you, how do you expect the campers to abide by the rules if the owners and the workampers don't? All in all it was a terrible stay.
This is an awesome little park. A great place to visit Bryce and the North Rim from and the other campgrounds in the are really weren't very inviting looking. Very helpful and pleasant management. We stayed a week and would stay here again in a heartbeat.
What a difference a year makes! New owners 07/05 and nothing but improvements. The interior roads are all paved and landscaping is in the works. There doesn't seem to be quite as many permanent residents. All parks seem to have some. The management is extremely pleasant and that to me seems to set the tone for ones stay anywhere. I would have given the park a 10 but they are still a work in progress and the water pressure was very low (especially when the sprinklers are on), and they have no pool. The pool wasn't an issue for us and personally it's kind of nice not to have to pay for something we don't use anyways. It's a great base for visiting St. George and Zion National Park and Snow Canyon (easy commute) while not getting grossly overcharged on campground rates. We stayed here a month and would most definitely stay here again.
We purchased a "stay'n'play" month package, 1st one would have thought having made the reservation that the package would have been complete with the check-in envelope. Not so and I spent more time chasing down the dinner show tickets and the gas card than I think they were worth. No communication between employees within their work area or with any other are of the park. I believe that because every person that you ask a question, you get a different answer. Moral is keep asking til you find someone that'll give you the answer you want! If you travel with pets: you are basically treated as second class. 1)you share the dog walk area with golfers chipping 2) only sites for dogs are on 100 row which abutts University Drive and it's like sleeping in the middle of Phoenix raceway during a race! (unless you learned about asking the question about other sites til you get the answer you want) And they have a shuttle train in the park, the newsletter says it does the outside loop of the park (100 row is on the outside) it never came down that row, what it should say is the outside row of Park Models. Not friendly at all, will never go back and would advise that there are many other parks in Mesa that are less money and far friendlier.
Another over rated California coast park. They share ameneties with the Quality Inn and they do have Wi-Fi that only works in the office. The front of the park was mowed, the back where we were put, hadn't been in awhile. The sprinklers sprayed water everywhere and to a height over halfway up the side of the motorhome. Make sure to ask for a space in the front section as the back are residents. (The tag-along next to us had grass waist-high around the hook-ups, towels for curtains and an unregistered vehicle; and two sites up as well). Power was so-so. We're only 30 amps and I couldn't run ANYTHING if the air was on, as it popped the breaker. Office help not much help, just ready with lots of excuses (i.e. the manager is pregnant.) The only reason for a 4 rating is the bathrooms were relatively clean as long as you didn't look up, and they allowed dogs.
Real nice place. Wi-fi still not up and only one modem working at the time we were there along with an internet HOG no consideration for others. He needed to use it the whole time while he did his laundry, most places suggest a time limit not here, oh well. Some people are just plain RUDE. As for the previous posts about the Landing vs. Griffs don't waste your time or money trying to find the Landing first of all--spend half the money and get some FRESH seafood thats cooked properly. The landing: I ordered fish grilled-one would think less greasy than fried-NOT-they put it on a flat-top and soaked it with oil maybe to moisten it, it was frozen fish. Just go to Griffs, take it from someone who worked the restaurant busines for thirty years. Nice clean campground just watch the sprinklers
As in the previous post, don't be worried by what you pass on the road to get here. It's a very pleasant surprise oasis when you arrive. People are very friendly and helpful, very clean (first place I've seen in a long time that actually does site checks after people leave) so you know you're coming into a clean site!!! A great breath of fresh air, people that actually care and it shows!! Nice and quiet at night too; best sleep I've had in awhile. We'll definitely stay here again when in the area. As for the long list of rules, if there weren't so many inconsiderate campers out there, then campgrounds wouldn't have to post so many rules. Happy trails!
AWESOME. One of the nicest parks we've been in. WOW bathrooms, great activities, well maintained. Just learned (June 2005) the park has been sold. I sure hope the new owners live up to the old owners standards, because I'd sure like to come back.
Let me just start by saying I'm from New England and not really up on hurricane damage spots nor how long it takes to bounce back from the damage. Now with that being said, would you expect when you make reservations somewhere for a week and they charge your CC when you reserve that they might tell you the condition of the park? Even upon arrival nothing said! Okay after picking our site (the one with the least rain ruts) and setting up there were cats roaming free, climbing in the under-carriage of the motorhome, driving the dog crazy, pit-bulls across the way tied on light string and other dogs just wandering free. I suppose this should have been an omen. Like a good camper I read my rules and in big print at the bottom it says NO REFUNDS after 1 hour, so READ all paperwork before you set up! Well okay I paid for a week-lets make the best of it. Then as I'm cooking dinner all the other park occupants starting arriving home-truck loads of working men and more men, immigrant workers. Well in the morning we decided to venture down to see the fishing pier, beach and kamping cabins as advertised--not there, they were gone-not even a beach! That was the last straw-I did return to the office later that morning when it finally opened and told the woman I couldn't stay there, she never even asked why, but I did get my money back less the night fee and when I added that it would be nice if when either making a reservation or registering that you be told the ammeneties aren't there! No price reduction by the way-still full price-she just said "well the owners house is still not fixed from the hurricane". This place is just BAD NEWS.
Unbelievable is probably the best word for this place. The interior roads were horrible, the sites hadn't been maintained in a very long time i.e. mowing, tree trimming and trash. The electrical hook-up boxes had old fuses in them. Only a few of the "full hook-up" sites actually had all the components working. There were only three other rigs that stayed when we were here. The others pulled through and left. The things in the camp store had such a thick layer of dust and dirt on them I'd be afraid to buy anything. The restrooms looked and smelled like they hadn't been cleaned in a very long time as well. I wouldn't reccomend this place to anyone-keep on driving. The real scary thing to me is when we checked in I saw posted in the window a new sticker for 2005 Woodall's rated and inspected. This web site is much more accurate than those fluffed up camping books.