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06/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
This campground is in a perfect location. You can visit Tetons and lower Yellowstone from here. Be prepared for lots of dust and mosquitoes in the summer. The roads and sites are dirt. The staff is college students working here for the summer. They were all nice, but either don't have time or know-how to keep the bathrooms clean. The campground was full most of the ten days we stayed here. You must pay in full when reserving. There is only 20 amp electric. My husband switched the refrigerator to lp gas and we were able to run our air-conditioner monitoring it with an amp meter. We had two campsites across from us that had a very loud, all night domestic fight. We got no sleep that night even with earplugs. The next day we asked the staff to give us our money back as we wanted to go to another campground. This wasn't possible, but they did allow us to move to another side of the campground. It was shared that they had never seen so many beer and liquor bottles in one area when they cleaned out the fire pit. Staff member said, "I knew they must have been up all night. We will talk to them." These campers were not asked to leave. The staff is not available in the evening and quiet hours are not enforced. We are pretty lenient in this regard but loosing sleep night after night got pretty old. Children played until 10 p.m. but adults and teenagers stayed up to all hours. At the same time, we also met a lot of very nice families. We used the bath house. Bring your shower shoes. Exhaust fans are present but not in use in either building. With a lot of campers using the facility it was a steam bath and you were sweating right after you showered. The laundry was cleaned daily. One washer and two dryers were out of order when we arrived, but were later working. Expect everything in the resort to cost three times more than usual. We brought a cooler with us and shopped in West Yellowstone for supplies which is almost 100 miles west. We would work hard to find a different campground if we return to this area. Flagg Ranch also has cabins and a restaurant. The restaurant is reservation only and fairly expensive.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
You can't beat Yellowstone. The area is beautiful to explore from here. Yellowstone is huge and really eats up time, so a central location is important or one near to what you what to see and do. The campsites are very tight. You have to know the length of your trailer and truck to reserve. Roads and sites are paved. A forest of lodgepole pine trees surround the campground loops. It has always been full when we have been there, so reserve early. The bath house and laundry close at 9 or 9:30 p.m. so you have to time it. There is a charge for using the shower - about $3.75. This is located at the office area, so having a bicycle is handy. In our camping loop there was a flush toilet and sink. During the summer, it stays light until 10 p.m. so activity doesn't cease. The campground office and greeting staff were very helpful. You can book reservations to tours or attractions in the park from here. You can drive about 3 miles from the campground, out the east entrance to the park, and pick up cell and Internet service. This summer has been the worst mosquitoe outbreak in years. We were coated with DEET spray at all times. No campfires are allowed in this area. You can have a campfire at Bridge Bay which is next to a lake and nearby in Yellowstone. The snow was still piled in the woods in late June. Children and pets throughout.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground was advertised as Windriver Campground but listed as Riverton RV Park. The entrance sign had both names. It is a small campground with gravel sites. Our site was easily accessible. The laundry was very clean and convenient to use. We had shade trees. The staff was friendly. When we walked into the office we were hit with a thick cloud of cigarette smoke, but we were in and out. Windriver area had many attractions and we wished we could stay longer. Literature was readily available such as a Wyoming campground directory at check-in. We did not notice any activities available for children.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is hilly and dusty. The sites are dirt. There are a few trees, but even the planters were fills with a only a few weeds. Prairie dogs lined the road and dumpster area. We only used the bathroom once and didn't check the showers. This area is close to the Rocky Mountain National Park. The hiking is wonderful and downtown Estes Park is beautiful with a wonderful river walk along the Big Thompson River. We enjoyed our stay but welcomed the gravel roads and trees at our next stop. People in town were friendly and helpful.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a fine campground for a quick stopover. We were able to do laundry and use the bath house which were both clean and well-maintained. The host or manager was on site and very helpful. We drove into Arkansas City, Kansas and found a steak buffet restaurant which was good. All the services we needed were in town about 10 miles away. The sites were all gravel, level and easily accessible. The surrounding area was Kansas prairie and farmland. My husband did go five minutes down the road that evening and checked out the Mud Bogs. It was entertaining.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We did not make reservations, but were given a grassy lot along side Lake Bailey as the overflow camping area for $5. It was difficult finding a level site, but when we did they allowed us to change our site number. We walked down to the lake and through two of the campground loops. The sites are wooded and the bath house was clean. The approach to the state park is through a beautiful wooded area. We drove through the park to the lookout and could see the entire Arkansas River valley. It was beautiful. If we had experienced the campground here instead of the overflow lot, I am sure it would have been a 9/10 rating.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
There is a beautiful lake and lots to do in this resort setting. We have stayed here before and each time find it is well-maintained. Our site was on a hill and it took all the wood we had to level the trailer. The loop looked across the lake so it was well worth it. We used the boat cruise to go across the lake to dinner and the laser light show. The only disappointment each time is we have not been pleased with the restaurant food. We hiked to the top of Stone Mountain which was great exercise and a beautiful view. The showers and bathrooms were clean.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here seven nights. It is close to many attractions in the Asheville and western Carolina area. The campground is small and the sites are close together, but there is a wooden fence separating each site. We appreciated the concrete pad, level site and concrete patio area. We had a large shade tree. The campground backs up to a body of water which might be the river. We are in a dought and all the rivers in the area are at 50% capacity, so it is not visably flowing. If your site does not back up to it you won't know it was there. Gravel roads are well-maintained. The bath house also houses one stacking washer and dryer for campers use. This worked out as there are so few sites. Several people are stayed on a monthly basis probably working in the VA Hospital closeby. All the sites are neat. It is hard to tell who is paying monthly. The owners are on site and very helpful. Park rules are enforced. We spent quiet evening on our patio and had something new to explore in the area everyday. There is a train nearby but it did not interrupt our sleep. There were only a few open sites during our stay. It is within walking distance to three restaurants, convenience store and produce stand. The RV dealership and parts store is just down the road. Several campgrounds in the area are for sale, so be sure and call ahead for reservations.
07/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
This rustic state park campground was almost empty when we arrived and only had 10 campers on average each night until the weekend. With the 115 campsites they advertise, you will probably have the place to yourself during the week. There was no ranger at the gatehouse, trading post or to check us in. We used the self-service board of sites. We struggled to find a level site. When we did meet a ranger, he explained that there are only two rangers covering 6-7000 acres. According to the literature, the park is listed as a total of 11,000 acres. He drove through to count sites in the evening. The sites are rustic and many unlevel in an effort to save the trees. There is lots of shade and miles and miles of hiking. There are two small lakes for day-use fishing. One is really a large pond. It was disappointing to see layers of algae taking over the bottom. In the five days we were here, we saw two people fishing. There are paddle boats available, but no attendant to unlock them. Maybe they are only used by groups? You will definitely need your shower shoes as the bath house was very unclean - mildew in the showers. Someone did come through and sweep the floor with a broom one day. There was no change in the showers. On the smaller campground loop there is a newer bath house facility that was a bit cleaner. With no sewer hook up, we used the bath house. At the dump station we were able to get a low Internet signal and our phone signal worked while we were here. On Friday, they opened the Trading Post for weekend check-ins from 2 p.m. to about 5 p.m. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch watch the hummingbirds at their feeders. Next to the state park is the Kings Mountain National Military Park. This was very well-maintained and worth the visit. We enjoyed the museum and its creative interactive displays. We hiked to the top of Kings Mountain which is really a tall hill, but good exercise. The path is paved with benches and interpretative signs along the way. It was very interesting. The staff at the military was very helpful. We were able to get answers to all the questions we had been needing to ask. The drive into the parks is beautiful through the wooded forest.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for one night. We received a very friendly welcome by the manager. He even helped me carry my laundry to the door. There was an Air Quality Alert for all of Eastern Tennessee while we were there, so views were hidden. Laundry is open all hours which we needed, but it was very busy with all the live-in guests. We were in an overnight gravel site. Down the hill were shaded sites. We spent a quiet evening. Services and restaurants are closeby. The manager recommended a family restaurant, “Golden Girls” which was just down the road. This has been the best food we have had so far this trip, truly Tennessee home-cooking. The bathroom and shower were dated but very clean and comfortable to use. There is a large pool and patio deck, which was well-maintained.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had a very pleasant stay at this campground. Since we were only staying overnight, we were in the back on gravel with no trees. The front of the park is wooded with bird feeders and plantings. The bathroom and showers were very clean with hot water and plenty of water pressure. The laundry was right next to the restrooms in the small office building. The ironing board was in the bathrooms. Gospel music played in the bathroom and a Bible was open on the front porch. The staff was helpful. We were able to locate needed supplies in town close by and enjoy the restaurant they recommended. We visited the Elvis Presley Museum on our way out of town where everyone was very friendly.
07/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed here for four nights. All of the staff we met were very friendly. The park is very well maintained. Every site was filled while we were there. The majority of the campers were seasonal (many from Carolinas and Florida) with extended stays. The restrooms and showers were spotless. They are actually a private room, very spacious. An activities room is available and planned activites were scheduled most nights. You can watch the creek flow over rocks in two access points and several sites backup to the creek. If you are retired or don't mind mingling with older folks, this would be a great place to stay. It is close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smokey Mountain National Park.
07/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
The staff was pleasant. We chose not to use the showers after using the restrooms. We just didn't want to face it and chose to use the RV shower instead. It would have been doable with shower shoes. The pool was small, but nice and warm. It was a welcome site in the middle of the very dry Badlands. Trees have been planted at most sites but simply struggle to grow in this environment. It was 100 degrees on this day and we were told it was mild weather because it is usually 110 to 115 this time of year. Campgroud is very close to Badlands National Park. A motel is next to the campground and the office serves meals in a small diner.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at Big Pine Campground for two nights. The staff was friendly and helpful. The local map they supplied was necessary and guided us to area attractions. In this dry area, dust layers everything. The sites are dirt and the roads are gravel. Terrian is hills and in a forest of mature pines, so it was shady. Our picnic table was permanently installed on a downhill slant. We enjoyed visiting this area.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
The huge shade trees were very welcoming, and we loved listening to the birds sing. Our site was clean and attractive. We checked in later than usual about 8:00 p.m. Laundry was a priority for us and we failed to ask if the laundry remained open as we have not come across a campground that locked theirs. After we had gathered, organized and transported the laundry, we were informed that it would be closing at 9 p.m. We won't make this mistake again as we chose this KOA over other facilities without a laundry. We found the restrooms open and took late showers. As we walked by the pool, we commented it would be wonderful to exercise by swimming in the morning, but then noticed the pool did not open until 10 a.m. This was another missed opportunity. Using the front office, we found a raw chicken leg on a paper plate sitting in the counter area as we paid. Why? We didn't ask. We also asked for local event information twice and received a "I really don't know" answer. Pretty campground, time the facilities if you are paying to use them.
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