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10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a basic no frills snowbird park. No playground or pool. Large sites, with concrete pads on pull-throughs. Good power and water. Limited activity in summer months. Gated entrance with keypad for security. No credit cards accepted.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects Passport America discount (with cash). Previous reviews pretty much tell the tale. This park is kind of an "old Florida" no frills park. Narrow gravel/grass sites but we have seen smaller. Park is well maintained. Roads are narrow sand with one way traffic. Wi-Fi worked well. Sprint data good, voice fair. Verizon voice and data good. Easy off/on I-75/I-10. We would stay here again for overnight.
10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects 2 nights at Passport America (50%) and 1 night at FMCA (10%) discount. PA is cash only payment. We like this park so much we decided to stay 3 nights even though we had no reason to stay in area. Sites are packed gravel with a concrete pad for picnic table. Sites are good sized. Great people running the place, good utilities and facilities. Sprint and Verizon voice and data worked well. Campground Wi-Fi good.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is one of the good KOAs. Check in was efficient. Site was spacious: asphalt pull through and long enough we did not have to unhook our towd for the one night stay (site 16). No satellite (too many trees) but good cable selection. Sprint reception excellent. Road in is as described: one way narrow and steep. Exit is two way and steep. We would stay again.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were here for one month and liked this park. It is clean, quiet, and well maintained. Staff is friendly and helpful. About 1/2 the sites are gravel, rest grass. About 25% seasonal/permanent: no junk. Small lake for fishing/swimming. Sites are adequate sized with green space in rear of back in sites. Only a few sites are rooftop satellite friendly so be sure and ask: no cable. We had good WiFi (we were close to office). Sprint reception was fair data, poor voice; Verizon fair data, good voice, ATT poor to fair both voice and data. Some decent restaurants, shopping and a casino within easy driving distance. We will return here.
07/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Roads are rough and narrow. Sites on the small size both length and width. Nice pool. Owners on site. Wi-Fi reception good but slow speeds. Sprint, Verizon voice/data reception good.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We put this park in our list of good KOA locations. Clean, well maintained campground. Family lives on site and personally involved with day to day operations. Sites are good sized and reasonably level. Too many trees for our liking but lots of shade and cable was better than most rv parks. Forget roof top satellite at most sites. Utilities and power good. Park WiFi is good, but it is satellite so speeds are not the best. Sprint/Verizon/ATT voice and data connectivity were good.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
It is hard to find much wrong with this KOA except per night cost but KOA pricing is what it is. We were here for an overnight. Check in was quick, the site was good and a reasonable size with good power and electric. Wi-Fi worked well, Sprint and Verizon voice and data worked well. Quiet and well maintained campground.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good overnight stop. Large pull through sites, level gravel with lots of grass. No picnic tables at sites but they may be available: we did not ask. Easy access and lots of room to maneuver. Good 50 Amp Power and good water pressure. Verizon/Sprint data and voice worked well here.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate indicates a mid summer stay 3/pay 2 special. This is a well run, mainly snowbird park: well maintained and quiet. Our site was grass with a concrete patio, some were improved with stone/shells. Wooded sites, enough so that we did not even attempt roof mounted satellite TV. Cable works very well: 40 channels, including HBO. WiFi worked well, as did our Verizon, ATT, and Sprint data worked well, as did Verizon and Sprint voice. Very nice pool area and clubhouse. A few supplies in store, but they do sell ice cream.
12/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is per day for week stay. This park is inside a large county park. Large asphalt sites with a larger concrete patio. Utilities on our site (25) were not at the end - some sites have that placement. No shade. Some road and train noise but not a problem at night while sleeping. Park is busy with day use on weekends so traffic inside park to RV grounds is heavy. Wi-Fi looked good but we did not use much. We had excellent 4G Sprint, good Verizon and AT&T connections.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Quoted rate includes Passport America 50% discount. May be this year's best bargain for us. Huge shaded sites, decent utilities, decent cable, landscaping between sites for privacy. A great place for us. Excellent Wi-Fi. Sprint/Verizon coverage good, AT&T fair. We intend to go back.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Ho-Hum is a small, quiet adult (no kids allowed) RV park right on the water. Waterfront sites a little tight. Off water sites are larger. Workers and long term residents are extremely friendly. Many of those staying here are fishing enthusiasts. Surprising wildlife activity at/near the park. We were here during a butterfly migration, and saw an alligator, a black bear, several eagles, and dolphins. Not much activity in surrounding area. A relaxing place to visit.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate was for one night at Passport America rate. Hard to find anything bad about this park. Clean, level sites with packed gravel and concrete patios. Nice pool/hot tub, great dog walk area, and friendly people. What's not to like? Sprint/Verizon work well here, convenient off I75.
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
One night stay here. Convenient to Interstate. Pull through long enough so tow did not have to be disconnected. Sites are shaded and no rooftop dome satellite TV available. Cable provided but very basic cable - no weather channel, ESPN, TNT, etc. Sprint/Verizon cell/data worked well.
09/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rate is per day for a monthly rate and does not include electric. This park is a good spot for us to use as a base when visiting the area. Utilities are good, friendly owners/workers. Most of the sites are now filled with "permanent" residents and "storm chasers" (roofing/siding repair people and insurance adjusters in the area to repair damage from this spring's hail and tornadoes). The aesthetics are slipping a bit as more long timers stay in older units with multiple vehicles, dining canopies, patio furniture, etc. Still a pleasant place to stay but starting to get a "trailer park" feel.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice, clean, well run KOA. At first glance it seems roads are too small for large rigs, but we had no issues with our 35' motorhome and toad. Others with larger units also navigated with ease. Sites are nice sized and mostly shaded. Satellite TV reception is not good in some sites due to trees but cable has a good channel selection. Convenient utilities. Sprint, Verizon and ATT reception good.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a relatively new campground, obviously built with clientele looking for more upscale than normal places. Sites are large with level concrete pads and patios. Nice smaller pool (salt water), catch and release fishing lake, playground, and sand volleyball arena. We thought rates were a bit high, but they obviously are hoping to attract casino traffic (2 miles) and Switzerland County, IN, numerous festivals and tourist attractions. It is a bit far from major highways for an overnight. Except for the cost, we have no negatives.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is an older seasonal campground with a new, all pull through transient section. A scary, narrow, one lane bridge is at the entrance followed by narrow, winding roads. In fairness, however, roads were intimidating but we had no issues with a 35' motorhome and tow. Sites are long, wooded but with a window through the trees for satellite reception. Transient sites are literally in the woods - more like a state park than a commercial campground. No security lighting. Seasonal areas are mostly older units and is obviously party city but noise does not penetrate much to transient area. Power excellent when we stayed in record heat, water pressure barely adequate (consistent 30-35#). This was an OK stop in an area of limited choices. We have been in worse.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate listed is per day for a monthly rate. This is a nice park. This is mostly a seasonal park with 35 pull thru transient sites. Pull thrus are grass with gravel parking areas. Utilities are convenient with good power and water pressure. Seasonals are kept nice - some of the landscaping would rival high class stick and brick neighborhoods. Excellent maintenance and efficient, friendly staff. Lots of activities, two fishing lakes and a river to fish in. Swimming pool, hot tub, put-put golf also available. Cell phone reception is marginal for all carriers except ATT. Park has included Tengonet WiFi (limited to 1440 MB for 48 hours) that works extremely well. Roads are narrow and on busy weekends there are a lot of cars parked alongside, but we had no problems maneuvering our 35 foot motorhome and towd. There were no issues with low hanging limbs.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice new campground. If the owners have the energy and resources to complete their plans, it may someday become a 10. It is not yet there. We were here for only a one night stop over. Our pull through site was barely able to contain our 35' motorhome and attached tow car (total length 55'). There may be longer pull through sites. Back in sites appeared long enough for any rig. Our site could have been more level where picnic table etc. were. Pool is great. Owners and workers are very friendly. As weather permits and the park is complete, I would expect this to become a gem. We will stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were just overnight here. Space A05. Efficient check in, friendly office staff. Convenient on/off from I-75. Campground clean and appeared well maintained, good utilities. Site was small. Satellite reception from rooftop dome iffy due to leaves on overhanging trees - probably completely blocked in summer with full leaves. Limited cable channels. Sewer connection was at entrance to pull through, uphill and far away from where motorhome needed to park with tow behind. Other sites looked like better located sewer inlet. When in area we enjoy the Fruit Jar Cafe (few miles south).
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Other comments are right on the mark. This is a relatively inexpensive overnight parking lot with hookups. No shade, no picnic tables, no showers or rest rooms. Easy access from I-75. Some road noise but our AC drowned it out.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is weekly for a paved lakefront with deck site. Park is large and well run. Older (?) half has paved roads and sites, other half is gravel. Lake is a nice extra. Onsite restaurant has decent food and some entertainment on weekends. There is some road noise from I-295.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Yes there are speed bumps but with a long, level paved road I can see how controlling speed would be a problem here, and they are serious about it. The pool is small and near the highway but was clean and usable. Traffic on route 17 (park entrance) during rush hours is extremely heavy. Sites are reasonably large, grass, trees, and landscaping is well maintained. Park was quiet when we were here. I think if you are looking for lots of activities, wildlife (4 legged kind), hiking trails, a water park for dogs, and a park like setting James Island may be a better choice for Charlotte. This park was good as a quiet adult destination for us.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a clean, quiet campground. Our site was asphalt just wide enough for the motorhome with a concrete patio. Utilities were good. Park is nicely kept with new gravel, concrete and lighting. Owner is on site. Satellite worked well from our site, as well as, Sprint and Verizon data and voice. Probably about half seasonal/permanent but sites well kept. Only negative is road into park is narrow, as are roads within the campground. We had no problem maneuvering, however, with our 35 footer and tow car. We will stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an older campground and site size, access roads, and interior roads show that. Access and getting through the park and into the site were doable but tight in our 35' motorhome and tow vehicle. Our pull through site was 1/2 asphalt (front) and 1/2 grass (rear). Power/water were adequate. Lots of seasonals (no junk) with children, dogs, etc. Great owners and wonderful ice cream. Little far from interstate for an overnight but probably a great place to spend a couple days and relax.
07/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Rate indicates a monthly rate for a deluxe patio site in the lower level. These sites are large and mostly level. Regular sites are a lot smaller and not as level. 50amp electric, water (40-50#) worked well for us. Water had a high iron content-stained commodes and sinks so they will have to be treated to re-whiten. Wi-fi was good most of the time. We were there for two flood events; one when an overnight rain the weather service called "a 50 year event 48 years early" that caused the river to overflow, and another when road construction messed up drainage and allowed a lot of water to flow into the park. I thought park management did a poor job of handling the inconvenience for us - basically no comment. I felt manager (owner?) could definitely use some public relations/customer service improvement. All the roads and sites could use a lot more gravel and pot hole fixing. Maybe this park would be not too bad for an overnight as it is very convenient to highway. We will find a better place to stay next year.
06/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
I would love to rate this park more favorably as the facilities are clean and well maintained. The owners obviously try very hard. However, there are jut too many negatives for a high rating. Sites are OK size. Road noise from I-75 is constant and loud. Regular train passage on the nearby tracks adds to the din. Park is very wooded, which made SAT TV troublesome. Wi-Fi was not working at our site during the night we were here. Sprint air card and voice reception was awful, Verizon was good. No AT&T 3G Coverage.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is for monthly stay: does not include electricity. This park is ideal for us. Has large level packed gravel sites, good utilities, good satellite TV reception, quiet at night. Has easy big rig access. Sprint and Verizon reception were good, both for data cards and voice. No AT&T 3G for my Nook, however. Good Wi-Fi from the park. Laundry is clean with newer washers and dryers ($1.75). Has clean bath houses with showers large enough for a small village to shower together, complete with dressing area. This is not a destination park. There is no pool, no clubhouse or game room, no store, no playground or shuffleboard courts. It is, however, a great base to stay while in the area. 60-70% occupied with long term workers and seasonals, but no junk and no drunks. We will stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Park like setting at this clean and well run KOA. Our site was gravel, reasonably level and satellite friendly. Other sites are wooded. Personnel at check in were nice and also competent. This will probably become a regular stop for us in our north/south run.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Beautiful setting: has large trees draped in moss (forget about satellite in most spaces). Our site was a concrete pad just wide enough for the motorhome. Has good utilities.
11/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a good clean park, with mostly longer term snowbird tenants. Sites are level asphalt. Decent size sites with easy access (slanted back in). Good interior roads - easy to maneuver motorhome and towd. Not much shade in most of the park but that is good if you use a roof top satellite dish like we do. Good power and water pressure. Pretty well equipped small store in office.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not a bad campground but not great either. Sites and roads are packed sand separated by grass. Size site is adequate. Price high for facility but normal for KOA. Most sites are shaded - not a good thing for us. Could not get satellite TV, campground cable is basic-CNN, 4 local channels and a few others. No FOX News, no ESPN, TNT, SPEED or any premium movie channels. Decent Wi-Fi for us. Grass between sites needed cut when we were there, perhaps due to lots of rain recently. Nice pool, small playground and small fenced dog run. There was a bad odor in the air part of the day (paper mill?) that cleared towards evening. OK for overnight.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our impression of this campground is the same as most others - just truly awesome. Beautiful, well run park. Efficient check in and easy access with the motorhome and tow. No Wi-Fi. Sprint air card reception OK - not broadband speed but usable. Did not use cable as had good satellite from site 108. Great beach. We were there during the week after school started so not very crowded.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a parking lot on steroids without the traffic from shoppers! A great overnight stop, but not much else, and a bit pricey. All pull through sites with 20/30/50 amp electric, cable TV, sewer and fast Wi-Fi with a strong signal. I measured 80# water pressure: bring your pressure regulator. There are no picnic tables, no attendant, no bathrooms or showers and no shade. Since we were overnighting, we did not want to unhook the towd and were about two feet too long at 55 feet. A motorhome longer than ours at 35 feet would have to unhook. It was well lighted at night, in fact too much light in my opinion. Did see police patrols regularly. Because it is so convenient we would stay again for an overnight.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Tennessee Resorvoir Development Agency campground on Tellico Lake. Sites are level gravel with grass between sites. Picnic tables and fire rings at each site. Utilities nicely placed and work well. Park is new so no shade until trees grow up. There is a nice fishing pier and a small beach and lake swimming area. There is a small store with some supplies and miscellaneous foodstuffs, bait, and ice. Sites are about 1/2 seasonal - all lakefront sites are taken with longer term rentals but available sites still offer decent views of lake with Smokey Mountains in the distance and across the road lake access. Location is secluded - approximately 4 miles to nearest town and 10 miles or so to nearest major shopping (grocery, Wal-Mart).Entrance is gated (gate closed after 10 pm). We were there after school started (off season) so not very busy and very quiet. There is a small store with some supplies and miscellaneous foodstuffs, bait, and ice. No WI-FI but Sprint and Verizon air cards both worked well - Sprint voice coverage fair, Verizon good. Satellite TV great, antenna TV fair. We used this park as a base for visiting family in area and it was perfect - we will stay here again.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a KOA that should be held as an example to others in the system. Clean, well run with friendly efficient staff. Sites are tight but adequate for slides and awnings with our 35 foot motorhome. Gravel sites - not a lot of grass in the campground proper. We were able to get satellite TV (site 2) so did not use cable, electric and water worked well. WI-FI worked very well when it was up, but signal mysteriously disappeared a couple of times. We will continue to stay here when in the area.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a clean, well run campground. There is an artificial lake for fishing and paddle boating, as well as, a small playground for youngsters. There is also a barbershop. No laundry - owner told me one is being planned for soon. Most of sites around lake are seasonal/permanent (no junk). Roads and sites are gravel. Adequately sized sites. Owners live on site (on houseboat). We were in extreme rear of park - WI-FI was very weak to non-existent signal - seemed very strong in front part of park. Only real negative is road noise from I-275 - not a big deal for us but some may be bothered by it.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Clean, well run campground - kind of rustic. Very quiet, especially at night. Approximately 1/2 well-kept seasonal sites. Shaded sites available, we chose a non shaded pull through - no sap on vehicle and no satellite interference. Did not use WiFi - had decent strength signal from our site,though. Big playground for kids. Sites are not overly large, but room enough for slides and awnings. They are gravel/grass and level. We would stay here again.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
While this is arguably the nicest campground in the area, it is not, in my opinion, as good this time as it has been. Roads in campground need work - lots of puddles/mud when it rains. Grass was not mowed as often as I remember. Concrete sites along the river (17 are 50 Amp) have large trees that could use a good trimming. Low hanging branches interfere with awnings, lots of sap on car and RV, leaves constantly falling on awnings and picnic tables. Forget about roof mounted satellite TV if you are on one of the 50 amp river sites; too many trees - even interferes with broadcast TV reception. Bugs (mosquitoes and black flies) were a problem for us, probably because of the rainy weather here this spring/summer.On the positive side, staff is friendly and helpful. Park is quiet during the week and busy with lots of kids/bikes/family get togethers on weekends. Playground is newly redone. Reserve early for weekends - seems always to be full.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Park is clean. Owners and workers are efficient and pleasant to deal with. It is a "keep on adding" park so extra charges for bounce pillow, etc. Sites extremely tight - one site we had difficult to level side to side. Lots of kids, lots of activity.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Park is mostly well maintained seasonal/permanent with approximately 15 transient sites + rental cabins. Office located in tavern/marina. Sites are level dirt/grass. Drainage during rain could be better, but not a huge problem. Water connections are doubled on one post so one unit will have water connections on wrong side, requiring long hose run under/around. Resort is clean. Most activities center around fishing and other water activities. We were there week before July 4 so very busy.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is monthly special pricing for "basic" site (gravel/grass), full hook up.Electricity for the monthly sites is metered and charged at $0.15 pkh. Well run, clean, KOA. Owners are obviously heavily invested in park's success and have made substantial improvements since we were last here 2 years ago.Still a "keep on adding" place though. We were in Sweetwater to visit with grandchildren, and seemed to be a lot of concern that we paid the right amount for kids ocassionally staying overnight and using the pool and bounce pillow. All in all a decent base for us to visit the area - we would stay again.
03/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Overpriced and overrated. This is our 2nd stay here - did not review first time as we thought maybe we were just unlucky the first time. Disney online reservation system is so poor I complained - customer service rep admitted system was set up to sell package upgrades and then gave me Disney bucks for my trouble. Sites, even with the upgrades still not easy to get into. All the stuff in the site and the trees and landscaping take away from usable space. Check in was slow and cumbersome. Busy, busy park - activity and crowd "buzz" all day. Lots of traffic - buses, golf carts, bicycles, cars, RVs, etc. Internal park to park transportation takes a long time - boat from Magic Kingdom to cg was better. Cable TV like most resort cable systems - half infomercials for resort. We stayed here to give grand kids a WDW visit while mom and dad were vacationing before dad leaves again for Afghanistan. Luckily, for us, kids got bored with WDW after the second day and begged to go to the beach so we were able to leave early.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Small quiet park with owners on site, as well as their dog and chickens. About 1/2 seasonal sites. Transient sites are concrete - ours was a rare pleasure - shade and rooftop satellite TV access. CG does take measures to control insects and no real problem even though hot and humid time of year. We would stay here again.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful CG and park.Charleston/James Island great place to visit. When driving to park from north some of the access roads (not in the park) have low hanging tree limbs with moss hanging from them. Our 13'7" MH scraped some and collected some moss - no damage we know of. Coming from south has fewer roads with low branches - might be worth considering for big rigs.
08/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Ditto to most of the earlier comments.Only negative we found was limited cell phone service (Sprint and Verizon) and, of course, neither air card worked. But cg Wi-Fi is awesome DSL Our dogs will make us go back. Note:call for directions if coming from I-26 - Google/Mapquest and GPS will take you on some pretty steep mountain roads. Campground can direct you an easier way.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice place to stay as home base for area visits - not a destination park. Large,level sites (especially pull thrus),50A at each site.Easy maneuvering big rigs.About 20% permanent/seasonal.Work continuing on planned lake/recreation area.Sites are gravel/grass.Roads are gravel so dust on entry roads is an issue - I am told plans are in works to pave and paving equipment is on site.No picnic tables or fire rings although some sites have evidence of campfires.No shade in pull thrus - great satellite reception.When driving from East (I75) follow signs, not GPS - take the second Jackson Bend turn.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Ditto on previous posters comments.Stayed 8 nights - we will stay here again. Well run municipal park - clean,quiet (except for July 7 fireworks from the neighbors). Full on summer weekends-make reservations early.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We liked this park. Stayed here for 10 days and every day work was being done to improve the sites. Access roads are a bit hilly but sites are level. 50 Amp electric/full hookups - trees made rooftop satellite difficult but park provides cable. About half the sites are seasonal residents-friendly and welcoming. We will stay here again.
07/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
For a Thousand Trails park, this leaves a lot to be desired. There are only 44 full hookup sites and you have to watch each morning to see who leaves in order to grab a spot. Full hookup area sites need more gravel, the grass needed cut and there was free standing water after three days of no rain.In the non full hookup areas (most of park)sites are poorly marked, many are nothing but mudholes when it rains, and electricity did not work in many of them.No honey wagon available. Golf carts are available for rent, but a rental car would be less expensive. We will not return here.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Passport America Rate. Asked for level pull thru with water/electric large enough to use without detaching toad, and that is what I got. Pleasant check in and escort to site. Roads and sites could use some more gravel, but travelable. I would stay here again.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We use this park for before road trip "getting ready" or final clean up after a trip before storage as it is close to home. Winter residents are mostly seasonal (heavy Canadian percentage)and park is full/nearly full most of the time.Summer occupancy low. Roads to internal sites are too narrow for comfortable large motorhome/toad maneuvering - toad must be detached for most of the internal sites. People at front desk are great to deal with. We will continue to stay at this park. Rate reflects Passport America discount.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate paid was Passport America. We use this cg as stopover during FL to TN trips. Large,level, pull thru sites, friendly personnel.Convenient to interstate - some traffic noise but could not hear when inside.Trees in some sites interfere with rooftop satellite reception.
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