First of all don't go to Benbrook Lake expecting "pretty"; there are some sites with nice views of what there is. On the positive side, the rate is great for those of us with a federal park pass, there is some pretty good fishing, great TV reception and the sites are nicely spaced. Site 72 and 73 which we and our friends had are in an area all to themselves which we liked. On the less-than-positive side, the buildings with restrooms only are pit toilets and the restrooms with showers have open areas at the top and no heat which rendered them unusable with the nightly temps in the 30's, there is no cable or Wi-Fi if that is important to you, it is impossible to discern site numbers from the main road, and the biggest disappointment is no sites have sewer hoop-up which is a real convenience if you are staying multiple days. We will probably stay there again due to the great rate despite the negatives.
Beautiful water views from most sites - friendly staff - sites nicely spaced and a great value with a Senior Park Pass. There are no sewer hookups. To keep our gray water tank from filling up, I used the showers. Night time temperatures were around freezing. The closing mechanism on door to men's restroom was broken so once inside there was no way to keep the cold air out. There was an overhead heater that did not work. No hand dryer or paper towels. This place needs some basic maintenance.
The main attraction to this park is the natural beauty of the area. Facilities are old and there is no sewer hookup available. Fixtures in restrooms and showers were clean, but walls and floors have accumulated dirt, spider webs, etc. Only 31 sites can be reserved and there is nothing on website showing how to do this. Staff was friendly, but could only tell us which area we were in - not which site was reserved for us. We had to drive until we found our name on a post. No TV, Wi-Fi or cell reception.
Rate is for site with water and electricity. Other camping loops with full hookups are also available. Sites are nicely spaced; however, some have a strange layout. Site 29 in Keystone Loop has the picnic table and fire ring much closer to the pad of site 30 than to site 29 plus it is fairly unlevel. Good antennae TV reception, weak cell reception and no Wi-Fi. Park staff are friendly, but Texas has the worst reservation system of any of the 40+ states in which we have RV'ed and it took us over 25 minutes to get checked in.
The main thing this park has going for it is the unique beauty of Caddo Lake. This is an old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) -constructed park in bad need of repair and maintenance. The water around the fishing piers had considerable trash floating in it and no one appeared interested in cleaning it out. The only thing we observed park staff doing was several drive by's each day looking for some violation. Only a government entity would put campsites next to a busy highway when there appear to be acres of other available land. The Armadillo Run Camping area is especially noisy. The amenities promoted on the website - paddle boats, canoes, etc. were no where to be found and this was on a weekend when the park was full. The rate is for water and electricity only.
As Senior Park Pass got us 50% discount here, it was a good deal. Some sites need a little work. Our hillside site was made level by crosstie restraining walls; however, the crossties was rotting making things look a little unstable. We were in site #23 and the restroom in our area had no shower and was very dated, but clean. This park is on Table Rock Lake about an 8 mile drive to Branson. Considering the constant pre-show traffic jam getting into Branson, we will probably stay closer to the action next visit.
Some things were great at this campground - others need a little work. As web page showed some sites with great views of the mountains, I wanted one of these; however, could never speak with them by phone (answered once and promised to call back, but never did). Was able to reserve on internet, but not request a site. Ended up being put in one of the center sites without the good view. The outer sites with the better view seem to have a lot of longer-term residents. While the view is peaceful, there is always road noise drifting up from Hwy 70 below. Clubhouse is the most outstanding feature - huge porch with rocking chairs and a great view. The sewer connections are all about 10 inches above the parking pad. As there was no way I could drain uphill, we wanted to use the sewer dump as we left. Unfortunately, it is in a landscaped island surrounded by crossties and in a circle so tight that I had to move two crossties a bit to manuver our 24' trailer. The owners were very friendly and appear to still be making improvements. It has the potential to be a # 10 park; however, being 10 miles from Hot Springs, we will probably opt for something closer next time. Price reflects Good Sam discount.
One of the best bargains in over 37,000 miles of RV'ing. Beautiful, peaceful campground with very spacious sites. We were in Loop A and had a great view of the Maumelle River. Restroom/showers are one-person-at-a-time, but were large and clean. The price reflects Senior Park Pass. We will definitely return here when passing through the Little Rock area.
Heavily wooded, almost secluded sites and helpful, friendly staff make this moderately-used park a real gem for those who want peace and quiet. If you are into fishing, there is a good pier and boating facilities. We will go back.
A beautiful, heavily-wooded oasis in an area where RV parks are otherwise non-existent. Previous user pretty much covered this park. I would have given a 10 rating had there been water and sewer hookups. Signage at entry is small and easy to miss plus there is no street address and the park admin did not know GPS coordinates. It is (41,83668/-88.17969). One great plus is that over 65 get two free nights per year so our stay was free (this site will not let you enter a "0" for nightly rate, so I put in "$1"
This is a great park with spacious sites. Plus it is one of the cleanest, most well-maintained public parks we've seen. Clean restroom, but no showers. Not all sites have water and those that do may take at least a 50' hose to connect. They do not take reservations.
We choose this park based on their web site that promoted trout ponds and a cafe. When we called the morning of our stay, we were told there was "one site available" so we reserved it. In about an hour , we received a call that due to the heat the office would be closed. We arrived around 4 PM to find everything closed including trout ponds and cafe. In addition,we were the only travelers and there were actually about 10 vacant spots. Of the 6 other sites with RVs in them, one had an occupant and the others appeared to be in storage. This place has taken an attractive natural spot and filled it with a smorgasbord of junk. The restrooms had new roofs, but looked as if they were finished off with cheap surplus materials, plus they were about two blocks from the RV sites. No cell coverage and no Wi-Fi. Although every site had a sign advising you that dogs had to be on a leash and cleaned up after, the owner, without any greeting or pleasantries, found it necessary to come and verbally give us the same instructions the minute we got there. We have often paid less and gotten far more, so we would not stay here again.
Beautiful location convenient to Mt. Rushmore. This is a large operation and always busy in the summer. Graveled sites were level with nice grassy area; however they are very close together. Our small travel trailer was next to a big rig and our awning was within a ft. of their slide out plus there was no place for our picnic table that was not almost on top of their sewer drain. Also a lot of road noise and Internet was so slow as to be almost useless. Next time we would opt for a more secluded RV park. Operators were friendly and helpful.
This park is worth the short drive from the highway on a dusty, graveled road. My wife is the restroom inspector of our team and she gave this one a 10+. They had my vote with the complimentary ice cream given at check-in. Beautiful hillside sitting, big spaces with nice grass area, metculously-maintained facilities, and helpful friendly staff. $37 dollar rate is Good Sam discount for full hook-up. We would stay here again.
This eclectic little park was one of our favorites on The Alaska Highway. Beautifully situated in a valley nestled upon against some mountains with friendly, colorful hosts. Pay showers were small, but very clean as were restrooms. There is no a single "Do Not" sign on this property and, yet, everything seemed to function fine. Evening campfire and possibility of searching for wildlife in their huge military jeep. We would stay here again.
An attractive park with very nice facilities. Sites are very close; however, most have a small amount of vegetation to separate them. Wi-Fi was poor, but they said they had just installed a new system that was not strong enough. Recommend reservations as we took the last 30 amp. site arriving around 4 pm before the season really got heavy.
This abandoned provincial park is a great place for free dry camping. Just off Alaska Highway with level, gravel sites. Very secluded and peaceful, but, of course, no security. There are still some pit toilets and a dumpster was there.
Very friendly owner/hosts who are proud of their facility and working to upgrade it as evidenced by the new shower/restrooms - private rooms with huge showers as nice as we've seen. Our problem was that the showers and laundry operated on Canada dollar coins - no change machine and the office does not open until noon. How operators think they can be closed half of a day and still meet the needs of clients does not make sense to me. The sites are gravel with tiny patches of grass on some, but level. The Wi-Fi was weak. Rate reflects Good Sam and taxes. We will try one of the other parks on our return trip from AK.
Pleasant hosts and plenty of trees; however it is in a low area with many spots where water can stand. The mosquitoes were horrific. The free Wi-Fi never worked for us. They also offer connect to a another site for $4.99 per day that was a good connection. Next time we will opt for one of the parks on higher ground and try for a better Wi-Fi.
Great value! Beautiful, wooded mountainside park. Our site was level with free firewood and a fire ring. Host friendly and helpful. Restroom/showers small, but clean with good hot water. We loved everything about this park except the wifi was pretty weak at our site and had to go to office to improve. Would definitely stay here again.
This park is in a beautiful natural area and the nearest one to Lynchburg. Other than this there is not much to recommend. Facilities are old and in need of repair. Management is almost non-existent. At entry to park is a unmanned guardhouse with a sign saying you must go to office to register; however, there is nothing anyplace to tell you where the office is located. We encountered four others who suffered the same confusion. In the three days we were there, the office was open only for a few hours one day. The men's restroom had no tissue the first day and no heat on even with the temperature at 34 degrees one morning. Sites are level, but with only a little gravel, very spotted grass and a lot of red dirt. It rained for two days so, with two dogs, we were constantly cleaning red mud out of our trailer. The rate is very high considering the facilities.
Most crowded sites, we have ever been in. This is an old campground with worn facilities. While property is on a lake, the trailer sites are so far away, there is no view of water from them. We were here for a trailer rally. Restrooms were cleaned in the morning, but by afternoon were very dirty. Wi-Fi kept going down. There is a great restaurant on site. Rate reflects rally discount.
Best value for the money in 22,000 mi. of travel. Beautiful location on Tenn. River. Spacious, level sites, nice playground for kids. Would have rated a 10 if there had been Wi-Fi. Rate reflects Sr. discount.
Like most urban RV parks, spaces are close; however each has a small spot of grass and a good-size concrete patio plus most of the park is well shaded. Good dog park and Wi-Fi. Very convenient to Reliant Park and medical center. We left our trailer hooked up and opted to walk the mile or so to Reliant Stadium. There is a shuttle bus for the medical center. Staff was very friendly and we would came here again.
The main thing this park has going for it is location. There are really no amenities other than the beach. No Wi-Fi, no restrooms in our section. We were on the bay side and the nearest showers are about 1/2 mile away on the other side of the highway. Plus these showers have no ventilation making things rather miserable in the 98 degree weather. We will opt to pay a bit more and stay in one of the nicer parks next time.
Mud! Mud! Mud! Mud on our trailer, mud on our car, mud in our trailer, mud in our car, mud on our dogs. We chose this park on the basis of their ad in our camping guidebook. The facilities are new, staff friendly, but there was nothing to compensate for the mud that was everyplace. Everything is dirt with a very sparse scattering of gravel. There are artificial grass pads at each site. We arrived after 6pm and the office was closed - no info on how to connect to Wi-Fi or where a dog run was. If there was any real grass for dogs, we could not find it. We should have just gone on, but we had driven 8 hrs in the rain and the next campground was in Douglas. We will not stay here again.
Pros: Wide, paved drives/ level gravel sites, attractive main building with meeting area/clean restrooms. Cons: WiFi only available at main building where everything closes at 8pm with access only to restrooms and laundry. Ever try to be on internet with washers and dryers running? Lot of noise from the interstate. No grass at sites except those on end of row. Charge extra $3.24 for each dog which they did not tell me until I asked what charge was for. We would not return here.
What this small family-run park lacks in amenities is made up for by the beautiful location on the banks of the Yellowstone River. The owners are very helpful and friendly. WiFi was sketchy. We would definitely stay again as it is the type of small, scenic that appeals to us.
We stayed in the new campground area - more spacious than the older part. Both are beautiful locations. This park would have been a "10" except for the Wi-Fi and restrooms. There is no Wi-Fi in the new campground; however, it is suppose to be available near the main building and lower campground. I tried and tried but never could get on the internet. The restrooms are nice and clean, but why would anyone design a shower with no place to put shampoo and soap and with only one little hook for hanging?
This is apparently a new park (still areas under construction) built around old gravel pits (now ponds) and designed by someone who knows little about RV camping. There are two camping area - one has the restrooms but electric only with no water connections - the other has full hookup, but no restrooms. There is a constant drone from I-25 traffic. The $34 includes a $7 entry fee. For the price, we would choose something else.
Good value for the $. It is mainly a residential park with some fairly junky looking sites. We were given a spot directly across from the office where we had good Wi-Fi, easy access to the clean restrooms and laundry. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would use again for an overnight stay.
One of the nicest RV parks we have stayed in. Facilities are A+ with restaurant and mechanic on site. This is pretty barren country so don't expect anything meaningful in the way of trees and grass which is probably true of any other park in the area. Very convenient to I-40. We would stay here again.
Perhaps the #1 KOA we have stayed at during 16,000 miles of travel this year. Beautiful location, very friendly and helpful staff, clean restrooms and showers, good Wi-Fi nicely-spaced sites, etc. Price reflects KOA Value Kard.
This is a small park without many amenities. Location is beautiful as it is on one of the finger lakes of Lake Champlain. RV park apparently is mainly for people with boats; however, we loved the quite, quaint sitting at the edge of the village of Whitehall. Staff was friendly and helpful. We would go back.
Large, quaint, rustic park. Many old wooden buildings have apparently been moved in: about 15% have some degree of restoration and the rest are something below the "shack" catagory. All facilities are old and "homemade". Everything appears to need some maintenance. Sites are grass (mostly level) and roads are very sandy. No WiFi. Saw no staff so can't comment. Would have given higher rating had garbage been picked up, etc. We were here for a trailer rally.
Everything about this park reflected outstanding management. A beautiful natural area, good-sized sites, A+ restrooms, well-stocked store, excellent Wi-Fi and cell reception. It was almost completely full; however, the park was exceptionally quiet. We will stay here again.
Great place for an overnight stay. This is near-desert country and the park is probably as attractive as can be expected. Outstanding restrooms, excellent Wi-Fi and friendly operators. We would stay here again.
We choose this park because it had Wi-Fi; however, the download speed was so bad, we had to forfeit our plans to watch a movie. The restrooms were good and the area around the office is fairly nicely landscaped; however, no pool and just across from where we were placed was a row of trashy sites where there appear to be folks who are staying here long-term. Then, just beyond that are mobile homes. There were cats and a dog running loose. Would not stay here again.
This is a beautifully landscaped little park with nice facilities and friendly staff. Good cell, cable and Wi-Fi reception. Also has a spacious dog park to exercise your pet. Would have given them a "10" except for the extremely closely-spaced sites. We could hear almost everything that went on with the sites on both sides of us. Because of this, we would probably check out some of the other RV parks in the area next time.
Situated on a 7-mile long lake surrounded by a lush forest, this is a peaceful, beautiful place. Campsites are reasonably placed; however roads may be a little tight for large rigs. Restrooms have only single facilities, so had to wait sometimes to shower, etc. No cell or Wi-Fi availability. Kids loved the beach and nice playgrounds. We would camp here again.
This is a beautiful park situated in a dense forest of huge trees and located directly across the road from Mt. St. Helens Vistor Center. Manuvering big rigs might be a problem as the roads are small with growth on each side. Unfortunately, it has some nonsensical practices that only a government entity could practice and stay in business. The showers require tokens: something you do not know until you are ready to step in the shower and the tokens are only available at the entrance, a good piece from the showers. Once we were set up at our site, we learned they spray for mesquitos on Wednesday and Sunday, anytime "from dusk to midnight." You can tell them not to spray your site: as if someone is going to stay up to possibly midnight to do so.
A very nice, resort-like setting with a golf course. Good paved roads and pads. Would have given a 10 rating except that good WiFi is vital to us and reception here was very poor. Cable TV was not available; although, they said they were "working on it." We would not stay here again because of our need for reliable WiFi.
This is a typical KOA with a friendly staff. Rate reflects 10% discount using KOA card. Sites are gravel, but good and level. We were disappointed that, since we had told them on the online reservation we were bringing a dog, we were placed so far from the dog walk as to make it unusable to us. WiFi is pretty slow. We would stay here again.
Friendly, welcoming staff that escort you to your site. Rate reflects 10% discount with KOA card. Sites are gravel with minimal grass. Restrooms were clean; however, the ones nearest to our site had no hot water. One unique feature is that they offer meals delivered to your site. We would stay here again.
A nice little oasis in the Mojave Desert with 2 small lakes. Sites are gravel, but level. This is the desert, so not much greenery and you should expect a little dust. Small, but new-looking swimming pool. Only one restroom and shower for each sex, but they were in good shape and clean. Wi-Fi was a little slow, but adequate. We would stay here again.
After driving for 8+ hrs and finding our targeted RV park to be full, we were desperate for a place to spend the night. The restrooms were unkempt and wide open to the public as is the entire campground. Teenagers either playing or attending a game at the volleyball court were speeding down the drive at the end of our parking pad with radios blaring well past our bedtime. All "amenities" were a block or more away.
This is truly a RV park within a resort with many nice amenities. The only things that kept it from a "10" rating is (1) the section where they were putting RV's had no restroom and the nearest one was about a 2 block walk across a road, and (2) the grass was so covered in animal waste that did not eat outside or let our grandson play on it. From looking around, I would recommend the KOA located on the entrance road to Mt. Rushmore.
Nicely shaded park with great restrooms. Although they had printed rules concerning tidiness, etc., apparently they are not enforced as some of more permanent residents had a lot of clutter. It surprises me that a business that wants to serve travelers would not open until 9 and then closes early (never saw any staff). All in all, it was and "OK" park for an overnight stay.
We opted for one night here because there was nothing else within at least 90 miles in either direction. When we arrived around 6pm there was definitely a "spooky" feel to the place - no one in attendance with payment on the honor system. As this is a fairly isolated place with no security and there were no other campers in the park, we were about to leave when two other families pulled in. During the night, a 4th rig arrived. I would not advise staying here unless you are desperate, as we were, and are equipped to provide your own protection.
A pleasant RV park with especially nice staff. A plus for us was the fenced dog park area. Facilities were not as new as in their Amarillo sister park where we had stayed the previous night, but were clean and well-kept.