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06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects a base of $35.55 plus $9 in extra fees for our three teenage kids. This always rubs me because we are a self-contained unit there for only one night. It seems like a fee on the honest because my kids never stepped foot on their campground but we felt that ethically we had to disclose they were there. Anyway, this is a beautiful RV park with many nice amenities. The place was packed and our spot was as far from the front as you could get. Although we unhooked our tow car, it was a tight squeeze to get our 43 ft RV around to our spot. We had to make some sharp turns and dodge other's vehicles parked along the route. If my kids were younger, we would have been all over this place. It has a beautiful pool, a nice playground, great pavilion, and a pet trail along the river. (They gave us a poo poo baggie with a dog treat at check-in ... nice touch!). The WiFi was good, but we only got two codes. That's always tough for us because all 5 of us have a computer :-) We would definitely camp here again.
04/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
If you stay here be sure to get off at exit 62 and not 60 as your GPS will tell you. Our biggest mistake was thinking this was an overnight KOA and not a destination KOA. As soon as we got there, we started planning our return visit. The beautifully landscaped campground has generous sites and a wonderful family that runs it. They are working hard to make this a first class place to stay and it really shows. They have a brand new Jumping Pillow for the kids and a pool that was not open for the season yet. A pond with fishing bridge is underway, and plans are in the works for Putt Putt and an Outdoor Screen to show Summer Movies on for the kids. The nearby Lost Sea is a must-see attraction and they have an unusually big Kamping Kabin with a bathroom along with the usual small ones.
04/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great RV park. The sites were not remarkable, but relatively flat and big enough. The park itself is wonderful. Plenty of hiking, playground, field for sports or frisbee, a fun go-cart track and a cave ranked the 8th best in the United States a few steps from your RV. You can do anything from a walking tour of part of the cave, to an overnight, flat on your stomach, excursion in the dark. Gem Panning and a nice gift shop are available too. Chattanooga is one of our favorite cities and this park is close to downtown. There is an abundance of free transportation in this great walking downtown. We have already planned a return trip that is a little longer next time.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We are travelling with (older) children so our perspective will be a little different. This is our 2nd visit and we really like this park. Good, clean, safe downtown RV parks are few and far between and we find this one exceptional. There are no fire rings or tables at the sites, but the pavilion has plenty of both. The playground is nice and centrally located. The train vibrates, but does not blow its horn. The kids loved to watch it go by. You will want to pay extra and stay on the big-rig side. The space is double that on the other end. There are six restaurants in the Casino and I hear they are really good. Note: Kids are not allowed anywhere on the Casino property and it is a good 20 minute drive to the exit with food. We did not know this and it caught us off guard a little the first time. There is a nice, inexpensive shuttle that takes you to various points of interest. Our big-rig had no trouble getting into or out of the park. All spaces are pull-through. You can see the arch through your window. It is an amazing view. We would return again.
03/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
This may be a one time fluke, but about an hour after we got there a stench was in the air that was absolutely unbearable. It smelled like a chicken coop. We thought it would blow over, but it never did. We had to seal everything off and not open the door. The smell was just as strong the next morning. It absolutely ruined our stay. The kids could not play on the playground and we could not sit outside. We could not get out of there fast enough. The manager was very nice, but I think we were the only ones that were not permanent. I don't mind permanent residents, but many of these were in nasty, beaten up Raves with no wheels, etc.
03/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
The park is nice and well kept. The sites are paved and the location to downtown Salt Lake City is excellent. We did not know that the VIP part of the name means that this RV park is in the middle of a very large community of people who live in their RV's permanently. They were nice RV's and it was not a threat or problem. It had a car/RV wash on the premises which is nice. Our problem was that the enormous center part of the park with maybe 100 pull-through sites was completely empty and they crammed our big-rig with 4 slides in the two side rows that were completely full and a little tight because people parked on both sides of the road. We came to ski Park Valley and Snowbird so the pickens were slim. We probably would return, but would lower our expectations.
02/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great campground! You will pass a lot of RV Parks on the way to Carlsbad Caverns, but this one is worth the drive. It is the most spread out and spacious RV Park we have ever been in. It has a dog walk area and two off-leash dog parks. The playground was really great and the flat, open environment made bike riding fun. The manager brought us to the site on his Segway and they were all very friendly,informative and accommodating. We would definitely return.
02/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is an OK park. The dirt around there is very dark and although the sites are gravel, it is hard to keep the dirt out of the coach. Maneuvering through the park was a little difficult in our big rig. It was fine for an overnight, but I don't think I would not want to stay for an extended time.
02/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is really unique and whimsical. We found the spots spacious enough for our big rig, but we had electrical problems at both of our sites. They will need to upgrade soon. Inside the pool gate, however, is a tropical paradise! Wildlife is abundant in the area of the pond. Next to the pond they have a picnic area with different animals featured including peacocks. The pool was wonderful and the hot spring pools were so relaxing. The sauna was great as well as the locker rooms for the pool/spa area. We most appreciated the welcome mat they put out for families. We had just left Tucson where we had a very difficult time finding parks that would accept couples with children. The nearby Palm Springs had plenty of food and entertainment. We would definitely return.
02/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
We loved this RV park! We had a "front-in" spot that sat high above the city of Las Cruces - what a view! We noticed the staff raked the pebble sites every morning and kept the grounds immaculate. A great pet walk and fenced in "off-leash" area was a nice surprise. Close to food and entertainment. The layout was big-rig friendly. Next time we will stay longer.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
They must have been working on this park because our experience was nothing like the last review. We found this park to be nice, spacious, big-rig friendly, and well kept. The dog walk was neat and clean and there is a small area where your dog can run off-leash. We called to let them know we would be arriving after dark and the manager said "no problem, I will watch for you on the monitor". He came out and gave us an escort to the site. That is a nice touch not often seen. We would return here for a stopover again.
03/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
We love this KOA! We passed through here back in October and went out of our way to come back again. We were the first visitors of the season. The managers are on-site and take a great deal of pride in their park. The grounds are quiet and immaculate. They have a nice playground with some equipment that you don't often find. Their mini-golf is really cute. We have a big-rig with a tow and the configuration of this park makes it very easy to get in and out. We spend about six months of the year in our coach and know a good park when we see one. This one is one of the best.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
The only things that keep it from being a ten are that the spaces and roadways are very tight, there are very few spaces with 50 amp hookup, and you don't really see the ocean, although it is just over an easy-access wall. We have kids and the amenities for kids are wonderful. It has a great arcade, cute little $2 putt-putt course, and nice gift shop/grocery, and two nice play ground areas. It was very resort like and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I would recommend it and would return.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our first night here we were put in one of the interior lots and it was very tight and not much to "write home about". The next day we noticed many of the ocean front spots available and we moved there. Later, we had dinner with some locals who laughed at us when we shared our amazement that the front spots were not reserved months in advance. They reminded us of how mudslide-prone this area is. When we came back, we saw where the former rail had been with one one piece sticking up 10 feet out toward the water. Everything else had been washed out to sea! However, we will never be able to top the incredible view we had of the Pacific Ocean! We had the spot on the end and from inside the bus it looked like we were on a cruise ship. The sounds of the waves crashing were amazing and we found the park staff helpful and kind. We were here for a meeting at the convention center and a cab brought my husband each day for $30 there and $35 back. It is within easy walking/biking distance of a little town with a grocery and a few little eateries. It was too cool for the pool and the playground was rusted out and really should not be listed as an amenity. The spots on the front really have no parking for your car if you are in a bigger motor coach. You have to park a good distance away by the pool. We would return.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice, clean, well cared for KOA. The kids loved the playground after a long day of travel and the host was more than accommodating. A rear exit makes it very easy for big-rigs to leave the park without turning around. We would return if we pass through again.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We actually liked this RV park. It had a nice person checking us in and the view of the mountain was beautiful. It has a basic, but fun playground and it was great to get out on the basketball court and shoot some hoops after a long day of traveling. There was a very bad storm over night and we did not experience any of the flooding a previous reviewer mentioned. They may have corrected that. The town is dead so it is more of a place to stay along your route than a destination resort.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is indeed a beautiful resort that is convenient to good food and nice views of the bay. It is interesting, however, that my experience with the staff was similar to the previous review. We found them to be at best, uninterested and at worst, rude. We have put 3000 miles behind us on this trip and have 3000 to go and we have experienced nothing like the cold shoulder we received here. We stayed a week so there were plenty of chances to observe a different attitude. It is too bad, they could have a really good thing going!
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We found this campsite a great place to stay. The scenery was beautiful and the walk along the river was peaceful. River Dance was easy to get to and there was plenty of room for our 42' and tow car in the space without unhooking the car. It was beautifully landscaped and in very good shape when we were there. Not having sewer hookup was a pain, but the dump station was convenient. It was expensive, but that is a supply an demand issue. There just aren't many around that can accommodate a big rig. We would definitely visit this one again.
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