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10/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
RV sites in College Station are difficult to get this time of year. We had stayed here before and after the manager found us in his computer he assured us that he would have a pull-through site for us for the night. We showed up a bit later than expected, after the office had closed, but our check-in information was taped to the door as promised even though we hadn't provided any credit card info to guarantee it. These are good people and the park is immaculately clean and neat. We'll stay here everytime we come through the area. The only significant downside to the park is that there is quite a bit of road noise which continues pretty much all night long. We had our windows closed with the A/C on, but some people might find it objectionable.
10/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
One key thing about this park is that even though it is listed as Benton it really is in Bryant which is significantly closer to Little Rock at exit 121 rather than exit 106 where the Benton parks are. Downtown Little Rock and the Clinton Library are <25 minutes away. We stayed here a bit longer than expected while we waited for some storms to pass by; there's both a Kroger and a Walmart only 5 minutes away. It's not a very attractive park; there is only gravel in the area where most short term people are put, but, as a result, we had no problem getting satellite TV. We were warned that the wifi was slow, but it did work. Mostly we used our Verizon 4G which was >10 Mbps. It's a little pricey for what you get, but the rate cited was a total price. One thing to note, it is in a dry county. The nearest wet county is ~8 miles north towards Little Rock.
10/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a no-frills park that is great for a couple of night stay to see the Quilt Museum. The owner is very friendly and gave us all sorts of information about other things to see in the area. The basic rate for a pull-through is $27; rate shown is an average of one night at the PA rate. It's worthwhile calling for reservations; the park was quite full with long term residents and there was an event at the track the next weekend which was going to fill it completely. We noticed that they are expanding by another whole row of sites.
10/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
I can't believe the relatively low ratings and critical comments people have made about this park. Come on people, it is a rather nice municipally-run RV park located in the heart of a major metro area and it only costs $40/night total for a FHU pull-through! The roads are paved, the sites are gravel and are quite a bit wider than the standard for privately-operated RV parks and it is very easy to maneuver and get into your site. The park is hidden from view and the noise of the highway is blocked by a berm. Check-in was very professional and we were given an information package that included material about St. Peters and the surrounding area. Campers at the park are permitted to use other St. Peters facilities (pool complex, golf course, etc) at reduced-price resident rates. There is a very visible security presence provided by Rangers. There is even a free wifi, although it is slow and purposely not designed for streaming. This place is an absolute gem and we will use it whenever we come to visit family in the area. But plan in advance and make reservations; it was totally full the weekend we were there. In summary, it's just a flat grass field with hookups and a view of a small man-made lake, but it has location, location, location and it's a lot better than the alternatives.
09/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an acceptable place to stay for an overnight on your way through southern OH. There aren't a lot of campground choices along US35. The fairgrounds is huge and there were only a handful of other RVers, some of whom looked as if they were seasonal or permanent. As others have noted the sites are all grass and that might be a problem if there had been any significant rainfall. We picked a site that seemed to be reasonably level but we could just barely get level using all the capabilities of our MH's jacks. There is a ramshackle trailer with a campground host sign but no one was home the entire time we were there. We tried calling the phone number listed on the website, which we had used the week before to get some information, but no one ever answered. We eventually decided that the workampers who lived in the trailer had gone away for a few days without telling anyone at the fairgrounds. We eventually just left and went on our way.
09/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is our second time staying here; it is a great, convenient place to stay in a city that is not particularly RV-friendly. The park is rather basic, but is clean and well-run. We feel safe here. This stay was different than our first in that there was a major Wolfpack football game this weekend and the park was completely full Friday night. Despite the fact that we were surrounded by fanatical football fans, things were fairly quiet. The game didn't end until nearly 7pm but we were able to get back to the campground around 9pm without a problem. At $25/night it's a great value; we will definitely return whenever we visit our family here. It's worth noting that there was decent free wifi although we used our Verizon 4G. Satellite signals are easy to get because there aren't any trees!
09/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a pretty nice park that we stay at when we visit our kids and grandkids. It is even nicer this time of year because it isn't too crowded. The park is heavily treed and we asked for a spot that we might get satellite TV on. We were in FR9 did get DirecTV with our roof-mounted Trav'ler by pulling rather far forward on the site. That means we had to use several sewer hose extensions but that was OK with us. Those front sites face a storage lot, which isn't very scenic but at least you don't have anyone looking back at you. The park staff are pleasant and the only issue was the placement of the sewer and water hookups at the extreme back end of the site, but that wasn't such an issue. Verizon 4G is very fast here and we didn't bother with the WiFi. We did know enough to borrow a card key for the gate while we were here so we didn't get locked out as we had the last time.
09/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a better than average KOA with fairly wide sites and a reasonable amount of privacy. We had a back-in site that was huge in length and easy to get into. There is a lot of tree-cover in most of the park so satellite access is hit and miss. However, the pull-throughs near the entrance are pretty much in the open and satellite should be easier to get. We had to use the cable and it is pretty "basic". We didn't bother with the WiFi since the Verizon 4G signal was pretty good. The reviewer who said that the entrance road is steep probably was reviewing the wrong park; the entrance road is not at all steep IMO. The office staff and workampers were all very pleasant. The only thing we take issue with are the directions given for getting there. From the east the park's website chooses to route you under an old railroad bridge with a 13' 3" stated clearance. That's a bit tight for us and some people may have rigs taller than that. That route is totally unnecessary; use Deodate Rd connecting to Bossler to Turnpike and you can avoid the bridge. Coming from the west the park suggests PA441 to Turnpike which is doable but the grade up Turnpike from 441 is steep and Turnpike is narrow and winding. A much nice route is 441 to PA 241 to Bossler to Turnpike, but the turn from Bossler to 241 heading out is a bit difficult although we did negotiate it without issue with our 40' MH towing our CR-V (swing wide on Bossler and button-hook the turn.)
09/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a better-than-average KOA with spots that have reasonable width, although they aren't spacious by any means. The pull-throughs were easy to get in and out of even with all the neighboring sites full. There are a limited number of 50A sites so make a reservation if you want one. There is gated security access to the park. We were able to get DirecTV access although we had to move the MH a bit to get clear of the trees. The park's wifi was great, when it worked. But it was erratic and we eventually switched to our Rogers/Fido modem. One important driving tip if you're coming from the east on Highway 20. Even though Exit 311 is the recommended one to use, you have to make a rather difficult lane change to get across two lanes of traffic entering the freeway from the bridge to Quebec. It turns out that the next exit, 305, puts you out on Chemain Olivier which is the road the KOA is on. Just turn right coming off the highway and the campground is will be on your left about 4km up the road. It's a lot safer and a lot easier on your nerves. If you've never been to old Quebec, there's no reason to spend your money on the expensive tours which the park would like to sell you. Just drive east on highway 20 and follow the signs to the ferry at Levi. You can park your car for $10 and the fare for seniors was $3 each and the ferry lets you off right in the old city. The ferry runs every 30 minutes all day.
09/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a wonderful place for a one-night stop going to or from Halifax or PEI. As others have noted the overnight sites are pull-throughs that face the river; much more pleasant scenery than at most RV parks. It's easy to get to the park from highway 2 other than the fact that the last ~half mile is a steep descent to the river. Just make sure your brakes work well or you're going to end up in the river! As has been mentioned, if you have a reservation, you park and setup first and then go to the office to register. The wifi worked pretty well as did our Rogers/Fido modem. We'll definitely stay here again.
07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a low-key park on the southeast corner of PEI. It is not pretentious and the nice young couple who own it aren't pretentious people, but they run a nice family park with its own, shallow, safe beach, a playground, mimi golf, a pool and lots of other things for kids to do. A new wifi was installed this year and it runs quite well most of the time. Cell service on Rogers and whatever network Verizon roams on is weak; we used Skype to make calls because the cell service was so poor. The park roads are gravel; the sites are grass. We had no trouble leveling our MH. Most sites are 30A; the owners are hoping to upgrade the wiring to 50A but it is one of many items on the to-do list. The temps were in the 70's while we were there and we sure didn't need A/C. The park owns a 9-hole golf course that is adjacent and available for use. If you are the kind of tourist who comes to PEI for Green Gables and eats at the big lobster suppers, this place may not appeal to you. If you want a fun, safe environment for you and your children this place is ideal! There are 2 major grocery stores in Montague which is ~20 minutes away. As for the mosquito issue noted in some other review--PEI is an island with salt marshes and water everywhere. We didn't think the mosquitoes were all that bad; a little repellent and everything was fine.
07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed in one of the 3-way (full hookup) sites (#290). It was huge both length and width, but I had spent time on the Parks Canada website examining the site sizes before I chose one; some sites are narrower. There were trees and other bushes on both sides, but we had no problems putting out our slides. The trees pretty effectively prevent you from getting satellite TV unless you are very lucky. But the sites are just a short walk to the beach which makes up for everything else. We were using a Rogers/Fido internet connection which was fine (~1 Mbps) early in the morning and late at night, but speeds went to a crawl during the day when everyone was awake. Verizon voice service (roaming) was fine. The CG is essentially next to the Green Gables site, if that interests you. It's only a 30-40 minute drive to Summerside where there are lots of things to do and good shopping.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an excellent park for exploring both Halifax and the central portion of Nova Scotia. We had site M9 which was a very private and easy to get into back-in even though it was also next to the playground. It also had an unobstructed shot at the TV satellites. The back to back sites referenced by a previous reviewer wouldn't be a problem with a motorhome; they spoil the view out the rear window of a 5er, but only MH' were in them when we were there. The roads and sites are gravel but the management does spray them to reduce the dust. We had no trouble leveling with our jacks. The wifi signal is strong but the speed of the connection is erratic when the park is crowded. The cellular signal on the Rogers network is good. There is also Verizon voice service. The management and staff are pleasant. It appears to be a great family park if you visit with kids. We'll definitely return if we are in the area again. From this park we've gone as far north as Grand Pre and as far west as Lunenburg in just about an hour. There's good shopping 10-15 minutes away and a Costco at ~maybe 20 minutes.
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is one of the few in suburban Boston and it is fine for a couple of days. Many of the sites are clearly rented on a seasonal basis. We had one of the few pull-throughs for short-term stays and it was right up front. However to get to it required circumnavigating the entire park over some rather rough gravel/dirt roads. Getting out in the morning was a breeze! The staff were friendly and we were shown to our site, which was a necessity in this case.
06/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Whoever claimed that this campground isn't big enough for large rigs didn't do much research. We were in the fully serviced sites, A1-A10, and they are huge and quite private. We did have a problem with the 50A receptacle which our power management system wouldn't connect to, but we were fine on 30A. The highway (114) down to Alma is steep, but you'll be fine if you go slowly. Just remember to gear down. The WiFi was great especially since we couldn't get our Rogers network cellular modem to work. We did have Verizon voice service on our phones, but no data signal. The WiFi did go out for ~36 hours during a rainstorm and it can be pretty boring, since there is absolutely no other way to get online that we could figure out. BTW, satellite TV is a no go because of the tree cover. But it is still another wonderful Canadian National Park!
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a well run park on the beach within a few blocks of the Saint Andrews tourist area. We had an oceanfront site and were able to pull in forward so we could watch the Bay through our windshield. Sewer hookups are on both side of each site so that connections were easy to make. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel. The sites are narrow but are typical of what you find in such locations. The WiFi was decent, although it did fluctuate during the day. Cellular service on the Rogers network was good. Since we were right on the water there was no problem getting a satellite signal from any of the services. Watching the tide come in on Passamaquoddy Bay with sailboats going by in the background is addictive. We'll definitely be back.
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a rural campground on Southport Island just south of Boothbay Harbor. It does stretch the limits of "big rig friendly" and they don't have sites for anything larger than our 40' MH. The roads and sites are gravel and some people may find them challenging. The views from some of the sites are exquisite but those are rented on a seasonal basis. The overnight sites have no views but the beach is just a short walk. There are picnic tables and chairs at the beach as well as rental kayaks. Verizon 4G service is excellent. The owner is friendly as are the office staff.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground is surrounded on two sides by water and is one of the most idyllic settings we have ever been in. Contrary to what was stated in the previous review there is 50A service here, at least in the "center" section. We had a pull-through site and had beautiful views through the windshield and right side windows (we had site 12 at the end which doesn't have anyone on the right side). The sites aren't spacious, but they aren't any worse than at plenty of other commercial campgrounds. The WiFi is great, when it works! Verizon service is weak and is roaming; we're reluctant to use it because of the roaming issue. The sites are grass and ours was almost perfectly level. The people in the office are very friendly. If this park had sewers we might stay all summer! One thing to note is that no credit cards are accepted, just cash or checks.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very pleasant CG in a wooded setting. Owners are very nice and pretty much run the place by themselves. Roads and sites are gravel and have a few rough spots but not too bad. We were shown to our site and it was easy to maneuver our 40' MH even with the toad attached. We had a pull-through and getting in and out was not a problem. The dense tree cover makes satellite reception difficult except probably in the spring before the leaves come out. There was free cable but we didn't bother with it. We were able to stream video on Verizon 4G without difficulty although we have a Wilson Sleek which I think made a difference here. The CG is an easy couple of miles from the interstate.
06/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a beautiful state park with many large, very private sites. We were in #14 on the full hookup loop and it was an easy to back into site long enough for our 40'MH and our toad. It was an extremely private site and we recommend it. The roads and sites are paved and we didn't have any problem maneuvering on them. As has been noted, the last few miles of SR272 to the park are winding and fairly narrow but aren't a problem if you slow down. There are some trees both overhead and on the side that may hit your RV but they weren't a serious issue. There were too many trees on our site to get satellite TV, but it ought to be possible on some sites. The Verizon signal is weak, but with a Wilson Sleek we were able to hold a 4G connection and it was fast enough to stream video. Cell phone service without an amplifier was spotty.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice, heavily wooded RV park conveniently located just off I-70 in the Baltimore/DC area. We had an extremely long fairly private pull-through. I think the previous review must have been submitted by someone who lives in an alternate universe than the one I inhabit. These sites are definitely not small by commercial RV park standards. The roads are paved; the sites are gravel with lots of leaves, but it is a forest! The trees were too dense for us to get satellite TV. There is cable, but we streamed Verizon and the signal strength was excellent. The staff were very friendly when we checked in and led us to our site. There are lots of activities and a pool for kids. It isn't cheap, but this close to a major metro area you can't really expect to pay much less. It is obvious that many of the RVs are here on a seasonal basis but the park looks very nice. One oddity about the park that we learned the hard way was that the security gate is closed after 11pm and you must have a key card to get back in. Cards require a $20 deposit but at midnight we had to leave our car outside and walk to our site. I would have given the park a "10" if it weren't for this. We have family in the area and we will definitely be back.
05/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
As others have said, this is no-frills camping but it is clean, relatively level and the utilities work all for a total cost of $25 per night in a major city. I can't think of a better deal than that. The staff we interacted with were polite and pleasant. Yes, there are lights at night, but calling it "lit like a prison" is a bit of an exaggeration. Some sites may be longer than others but we had no problems finding one for our 40' MH. Considering that there are very few RV parks on the west side of Raleigh this is a great find.
05/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
There's nothing wrong with this park that some decent maintenance couldn't fix. The park is convenient to the interstate and easy enough to get around but the asphalt roads are crumbling as are the concrete strips that serve as parking pads. Rather than doing anything to repair the roads it appears that gravel has been haphazardly scattered around the site as if that is a solution. I'm not sure what park the previous favorable reviews were written about; it sure wasn't this one. It could be a decent park but that requires that it be maintained; currently it does not appear that the owners care about maintaining it. Verizon 4G signal was fine; there are tall trees, but we had no trouble getting a satellite signal. There is a small off leash dog run. One strange aspect of the park is the fact that the pull-throughs require you to pull through an unused site "behind" yours. Supposedly, they leave that site empty until someone is occupying the pull-through, but it does mean that someone could fill it while you are there thereby making it impossible for you to re-connect your toad, etc. It's obviously a work-around resulting from the fact that they don't really have pull-through sites.
03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our third winter at this park and it gets better each year. Rate cited is based on a monthly rate. During the winter it is a typical snowbird park with lots of activities, but no pressure to join in if you don't wish to. We stay in the pull through 400's sites in one that faces the birding pond. All roads and sites are concrete and our site was plenty long enough for our 40' MH and our CR-V. The sites aren't overly wide, but that's typical in resort areas. Some of the less expensive sites closer to the highway are smaller. We think the staff are great; there are lots of workampers constantly going around cleaning and maintaining the place. The office staff are business-like but friendly. The park starts to transition to a family park around spring break and remains busy with the vacation crowd through Labor Day. There is more hustle and bustle that time of year and we prefer the way it is in the winter.
03/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a huge park with nearly 10,000 acres close to Birmingham but you'd never know you are near a big city. There's a lake, a golf course, RV camping, day use facilities, etc. The setting is beautiful and peaceful. The A-area sites are large and private. Satellite TV is possible from some sites. The Verizon 4G signal was adequate. The campground is a 5-mile drive from the main park entrance but the road is wide and well-paved. All the campground roads and sites are paved. There is a small general store at the campground entrance so you don't have to go back out in order to buy milk or eggs. Some pull-through sites are a bit odd in that your door ends up being on the street side away from your wooded area, but we didn't think think was a problem and we were invited to pull in the other way if we wanted to. There is a 15% senior discount during the week which, in addition to lower weekday rates, made this into a delightful bargain.
03/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
It's difficult to envision how a park/campground can get any better. For $25 you get full 50A hookups, paved roads and sites with easy access for our 40' MH, and a beautiful setting overlooking a peaceful man-made lake. All the sites are long and most are rather private; four of them are pull-throughs. Did I say there is a paved biking/walking trail around the lake and two competition-class mountain biking trails and a shallow, children-friendly beach? This is one of the nicest parks we have stayed at anywhere. I guess the only drawback might be that when the trees fully leaf out it would be difficult to get satellite reception at many sites. But there is excellent 4G Verizon service.
03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a convenient park if you are in College Station for Aggie activities or to see the Bush Museum and Library. As others have noted, the park has paved roads and sites; the sites are quite long and will handle the biggest rigs. Sites are not wide but have large paved patios. There are no amenities here other than a swimming pool, not even bathrooms. The road noise is fairly loud but with windows closed it is tolerable. The manager is pleasant but he said that prices have just been raised and the daily rate is now $45. IMHO that's a lot for a park without bathrooms. To offer specific directions on getting here, take the "Local Access" exit off of FM2818 eastbound just before the exit for FM2154. If you miss that exit you will have to do U-turns on a busy road or drive a mile until you can find a block to go around.
03/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a well-run, attractive, upscale park. It is the second time we have stayed here. This time we got one of the pull-in sites to the left of the office. They are exceeding long and wide and would normally have a view of the putting green and pond, except that the drought has turned the pond into a quarry. My biggest complaint about the park is that there was some kind of festival/activity going on the weekend we stayed there and music was played at high volume the entire weekend. At 10:30 at night it was still going strong. It's not that the choice of music was so unpleasant but I would complained if my site neighbors played loud music for this long. Why is it any better if the park management plays it? If our site had been even closer to the music I would have lost my mind. Other than this the park deserves a "10".
03/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
The good news is that this is a fairly inexpensive KOA compared to most. The bad news is that it isn't anything special. It's ~5 minutes off I-10 so it's quiet. It has pretty decent WiFi in a location where Verizon service was marginal. It also has easily accessible gas and diesel pumps; the gas is no big deal but finding a diesel pump accessible to a 40' motorhome isn't easy in this area. Those are pretty much the pluses for this park. The roads are crumbling asphalt that needed paving years ago as are the sites. The sites are fairly close to one another and are largely dirt, but that's partly due to the TX drought. We were up front in the short term area and the only view was of the office. But at $26 for full hookups it was a decent place to stay for a couple of nights. If you are spending a week enjoying Hill Country there are plenty of nicer places to stay.
11/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an absolutely beautiful campground; our site was huge. We just stayed overnight, but it was pretty enough to stay longer if we had the time. The managers/owners were very friendly and helpful. The only apparent drawback is that Verizon data service is essentially non-existent, although voice service is Ok, and the campground's wifi varied from acceptable to useless every few minutes. If the park would invest in a better wifi system this park would definitely rate a "10".
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
As others have noted this is a convenient place to spend a quick night in transit to somewhere else. The manager (owner?) is very friendly and helpful. There is free WiFi but the Verizon 4G signal is strong and we used it instead. There is free cable, but there are no trees so it was easy to get a satellite fix. The park is dusty gravel and thin grass but so is most of the surrounding area. The park is adjacent to a highway so there is a moderate amount of road noise. The most important consideration to note is that the park appears to have only ~6 spots for transient guests, the rest are all long term. The transient spots are water and electric only and you'd better call to make sure there is one available.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park most definitely once was a KOA, but that is rather irrelevant. It is attractively landscaped with gravel which is natural for the desert where it is located. Contrary to a previous post, the sites are not back to back; they are all pull-throughs of the type where you and your neighbor share a common utility pedestal. With a 40' MH and a toad there was more than enough room for us to pull in without unhooking. The office staff were particularly friendly and helpful. They directed us to a marvelous New Mexican-style restaurant and provided a discount coupon. There was some train and airport noise, but it didn't disturb us.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an attractive park set 2 miles off of I-15. Roads are paved; sites are gravel. All sites are pull-through and are arranged side by side so you share a utility pedestal with the rig on your driver's side. The sites are definitely on the narrow side; if you and your neighbor both have slides you will have only inches between them. The park has lots of mature trees which prevented us from getting satellite TV, but they do have free cable. WiFi is free; Verizon 4G signal was strong and fast. There are lots of seasonal/long term sites, but the park is very neat and attractive. We were in site G-1 which was easy for us to get in and out of with our toad attached; not all sites would be that easy. It appears they try to put the transients in the #1 sites in each row for that reason. Not a bad place for an overnight on the south side of the Salt Lake City metro area.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is just another well-run Washington State Park campground! The graveled, full hookup sites are arranged as spokes on circles but, in contrast to what we had experienced at other WA parks, in this park the center of the circles had towering trees which added to the overall appearance and privacy. The sites are fairly wide; we had #31 which was wider than average and it even had enough of an angle through the trees that we could get satellite TV. There is some noise from the nearby highway but it was hardly noticeable. WA parks aren't cheap but they're well-maintained.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park has a beautiful location on the Columbia River. The huge ocean-going ships pass right in front of your campsite and seem to be only a few feet away. The park is located on a relatively rural road with little traffic so there is little noise except for the occasional distant sound of a train on the opposite river bank. The park has several rows of sites oriented so that both motorhomes and towables can be positioned so they get the best view possible of the ships on the river. We weren’t able to get a riverside site, but the view from the second row was nearly as good and ~$10/night less expensive. The roads in the park are paved; the sites are gravel and were quite level. The sites themselves don’t have any plants or decoration but in front or behind most are large lawn areas that are lush and well-cared for. There is also a large grass area along the river. Some people have complained that this park has too many rules, but we didn’t think that any of them were unreasonable and our experience has been that parks that make customers aware of their rules at check-in have far better compliance. The price cited is with a GS discount and includes tax. We will definitely stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
As others have stated, this park provides everything you would want other than ambiance. The sites are large and paved; the roads are paved and are easy for big rigs to access. The utilities are in the correct locations and are easy to access. There is a separate parking pad for your car or other vehicle. The grass along the roads and walkways is thick, mowed and well-maintained. The entire park is exceptionally clean. The only thing missing is any sense of ambiance (no scenery, no activities, etc), but if you are using this park as a base for the Redmond/Bend area it is nearly perfect. This is our second stay here and the office was more professionally managed this time and it appears that business not directly associated with fairgrounds activities is on the increase which demonstrates that word is getting around that this is a good deal. Reservations aren't usually necessary but it is worth calling to find out if there are fairground activities scheduled for when you plan to stay since they can result in the park being fully booked. In summary, this is a nearly perfect example of what a non-destination RV park should be like.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is an oasis of green in the desert of eastern WA. As you drive on the approach road through the harsh landscape you have no clue that this park will be lush and green with shade trees. The full hookup sites are large and are arranged as spokes around large, open central circles so backing into them is quite easy. The roads and sites are packed crush gravel and are reasonably level. The grass is green and thick because it is watered several days a week. The grounds were well kept and the grass had been freshly mowed when we arrived. Contrary to what was stated in the previous review, the utilities location was standard and easy to connect to. Verizon cell phone and internet service was acceptable but not as strong as one would like. Despite the trees, it was easy to get a satellite signal. All-in-all this was a fine example of a WA State park; they may not be inexpensive, but they are nice.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a pleasant rural CG near the west side of Glacier NP. The roads and sites are gravel with grass between them. All of them would have benefited from a bit more gravel. Most sites are large pull-throughs that have no difficulty with large rigs and towed cars. Tall trees provide shade and they do complicate getting satellite TV, but the long site allowed us to move around a bit and we were able to get a signal using our rooftop system. Although the CG is right off US2 there is relatively minor traffic noise. The owner/manager was quite pleasant both when we called to make the reservation and when we checked in. She has gotten criticized in some reviews because she makes sure that campers know the CG's rules. We didn't think the rules were unusual and her insistence on making sure customers are aware of them is, no doubt, the result of discovering that some people ignore CG rules and then claim ignorance of them. There is WiFi but it is weak and wasn't even working the first day we were there. However, Verizon 4G service was strong and fast. The most unusual aspect of this CG is that hot water is turned off in the bathrooms/showers at night. We are self-contained and don't use CG bathrooms, but this could be an issue for some people. One thing that was impressive was that bear-proof trash containers were placed throughout the park; we've never seen them used except at federal and state facilities. One criticism, however, is that only some of the sites are "big rig friendly". We were in B5 and ended up backing out of our site because the rig in the row in front of us made it impossible for us to avoid a tree as we exited. If I stayed there again I would insist on a spot in the "D" row.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
As the previous reviewer noted this is a nice park, its primary drawback being the dirt roads and relatively unlevel sites. A few loads of gravel would do wonders. We managed to use our MH's levelers to get level but it maxed them out. On the other hand, our site was huge and private. The trees and plantings are attractive but don't hinder satellite access. The park's WiFi is awful (they say it became worse after the recent floods) but there is a strong cellular signal and we used that for internet access. The workamper hosts were very friendly and helpful.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice CG with an unusual layout; all the sites are along the interior roads. Technically they are all pull-throughs, but it's almost like the RVs are parked along the road. The design gives you a lot of privacy if your site is a single, but far less privacy if your site is a double in which you share a pedestal with another site. The real problem is that there is no simple way to tell if the site you are reserving is a single or a double since none of the site descriptions or maps available from Parks Canada directly tell you that. The best thing to do is pay careful attention to the site descriptions since only the ones labeled as suitable for trailers >35 feet are likely to be singles. As has been noted in other reviews, two-thirds of the CG is closed for renovation which makes reserving a spot difficult. But once you are settled at your site and you look out the Canadian Rockies that nestle the town of Banff, any other complaints you might have fade away. Of course there is no Wi-Fi and satellite is "iffy" depending on where the trees and mountains are relative to your site. I did see someone with a Shaw antenna, but those satellites are several degrees higher in the sky than are those for the US providers.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful campground that offers sites with FHU, E&W, and unserviced. Our site is a huge pull-through under towering trees. It was a little challenging getting our 40' MH into the site, but we did it without incident. My only surprise was in finding that we had 30A service rather than 50A. That was probably my mistake when making the reservation; I had assumed all the FHU sites were 50A. However, the temps are so cool we'll probably never need the A/C. There is good cell service with internet capability, but no WiFi and the trees make trying to get a satellite signal an exercise in futility. Our reservations were made online with Parks Canada and check-in was a breeze. You do need a park pass as well as your campsite reservation so that increases the cost a bit.
07/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a good close to highway park, easy on, easy off. As has been noted, the sites and most of the roads are gravel, but they were smooth. The office staff were pleasant when we made the reservation and when we checked in. The rate shown is with a Good Sam discount. There is both highway and railway noise, but it wasn't bad enough to keep us awake. The Wi-Fi is one of the best we have encountered. We stopped here for two nights on our way to Jasper National Park (NP). Kamloops is a big town with plenty of shopping so it's a great place to stock up at after crossing the border.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park has easy access to I-5 but the highway noise is fairly low. The park itself is neat and tidy; the grass between sites is well maintained. The sites are gravel as are most of the roads. Maneuvering on the roads with our 40' RV was fairly easy. The office staff is friendly; free coffee and cookies are always available in the office. There are no activities for children; no playground, no pool. The free WiFi is excellent and was >5Mbps most of the time. I would have rated the park higher if it wasn't for the fact that the sites are exceptionally narrow; among the smallest we have ever experienced. Fortunately, most of the RVs here were large fully-contained units and we saw very few people outside.
04/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
The wonderful things other reviewers have stated about this park are all true; this is a truly magnificent location to camp. The views of the snow-capped Cascades across Puget Sound are difficult to beat. The fort consists of more than 430 acres directly adjacent to Port Townsend which is a charming Victorian seacoast town. So the park has the best of both worlds, a beautiful semi-rural setting with easy access to a tourist town with shops, restaurants, whale-watching tours, etc. As has been noted in other reviews, there are two very different camping areas. One is on the beach and has full hookups the other is up on the bluff in a wooded area and has electric and water. There is one uniqueness about making a camping reservation at this park since it is the only Washington State Park that is not part of the online park reservation system. You can make a reservation here by phone, by email, or in person, but not online. As has also been noted, if you want to do more than just camp in your RV, the park has large houses and even dormitories that they will rent for your family reunion, church retreat, or anything else you can think of. As has been noted by several reviewers, the signage as you drive in is confusing. Proceed through the front gate and turn right at the first intersection (Battery Way). The park office is the 4th building on the left.
04/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Like most Escapees' RV parks; this is an older CG, but it is well maintained. It is in an attractive rural setting and is very quiet. It was still pretty empty when we were there since most of the summer residents hadn't yet returned. The majority of the park are "owned" sites, but there are a dozen or more "transient" sites for short-term visitors. The transient sites are gravel and only 30A but at $18/night they are a bargain. If you are staying a month or more you are placed on one of the "owned" sites further into the park. The few people who were around were pleasant, but it was obvious that the long-term residents keep their distance from the transients. There appears to be wifi at the park but transients aren't permitted to access it except in the clubhouse. This is annoying because the Verizon service is erratic. This is a good location for going into Port Townsend which is a fun "tourist town."
04/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Considering that this park literally has "walk to Costco and Target" access, is is amazingly attractive and and quiet once you are inside. There are lots of well-trimmed trees and plants, which, of course, makes satellite reception difficult at quite a few sites. The roads are asphalt and the sites are concrete. There are grass and bushes between sites but there are no picnic tables or "sitting area" pads. Since the entire park is on a bit of a hillside the grassy areas aren't well-suited for sitting outside. Given the weather in Orgeon at this time of year, it doesn't look like many people stay outside anyway. The roads within the park are narrow and you are advised to unhook your car before going to your site. However, we were able to maneuver in the park and get into our site without issue. To further elaborate on the cable situation, you will be able to receive ~37 channels (including a number of useless public access ones) only if you have a digital TV. One nuisance is that that channel numbers you receive them on will bear no relationship to the guide you are given when you check in unless you borrow one of their converter boxes. My biggest complaint with this park is that is yet another that has adopted the obnoxious policy of putting dangerous objects at the exits of its sites to ensure that people don't cut corners and, heaven forbid, run over their precious grass. In this case, the park uses steel fence posts to ensure that if you run over the grass you will suffer serious damage to your rig. This park has no business claiming it is "big rig" friendly!! Park owners ought not to have adversarial relationships with their customers; it's bad for business.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
For a campground next to an interstate, this is a very attractive one with lots of trees and flowers. We had a back-in site because they were fully booked, but access was easy. The trees do make satellite TV reception an issue at some sites, but there is free cable TV and Wi-Fi. The Verizon 4G signal was excellent. There is a fair amount of highway noise at sites near the front of the park, but night-time temperatures were low, and we didn't notice the noise once the windows were closed. There is a free continental breakfast most mornings, but the day we stayed there it was reduced to coffee and muffins. The price cited is with a Good Sam discount and is plus tax.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a neat and clean looking CG that is just the sort of place we look for when staying a night or two. The roads are asphalt-paved and the site pads are concrete. The sites are a bit short, but as others have noted the roads are overly wide and a car can be parked along the road without impeding access. Even though it is right next to US50A there is a noise barrier which is reasonably effective and traffic noise was not an issue. The Wi-Fi is free but we didn't use it because the Verizon 4G signal is excellent. The rate cited is with a PA discount which makes this a great buy.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
To our surprise, we accidentally found out that this CG provides a 50% discount to holders of the Federal Senior Pass. That makes this place an incredible buy at $16. Who cares if it is a gravel parking lot with hookups, at that price it doesn't matter. The office staff were very pleasant and informative at check-in. This is one of the few "resorts" we've encountered that treats CG customers as if they are at a hotel. We can actually eat at the restaurant, if we wish, and charge our meals to our "room." There's no cell service in the Valley, but the CG has free Wi-Fi in the "lounge". However, with our WiFiRanger we were able to connect from our site, something the staff said wasn't possible. It's not great Wi-Fi (it's satellite-based), but at least it provides internet access. The best aspect of the CG, of course, is that you are in the middle of Death Valley and all the sightseeing spots are within easy driving distance.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We never would have found this place if it wasn't for RVParkReviews and we now agree that it is one of the best kept secrets in Las Vegas. Sure, it's a parking lot with hookups but where else can you stay in Vegas for $16? There was plenty of security evident so we felt quite comfortable during our stay. The buffet at the Main Street Casino is a great buy compared to many of the others in town and the food was just as good. Make sure to set up a free B-connected account at the hotel before eating at the buffet; it saves you a dollar per person. Even though there is a shuttle service to the Strip we didn't use it; parking is free at all the hotels and the distance from Downtown to the Strip is really only ~6 miles. There's a Tix4Tonight office within walking distance if you like going to Vegas shows. A great, inexpensive way to stay in Vegas.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is relatively new, clean and attractive. The roads and sites are paved; the space between sites is gravel (this is a desert, after all). There could be a bit more landscaping, but the entire city has only relatively sparse vegetation except near the lake. Contrary to what some other reviews state, the space between sites is not small by private CG standards, particularly in resort areas. The price cited is for cash with a weekly rate; prices are high in this resort town and this park is one of the least expensive. The person at the front desk was nice over the phone and in person; that was not the case with some other parks in this town. The Wi-Fi is decent and free which is good because the Verizon service is Extended Area and is not great. There is a view of the lake from the clubhouse end of the park and, although it is close the highway, the road noise is not at all bad. Some people have complained about the park's rules; to me they don't seem any different than most other parks. They ask you not to wash your own RV or car at your site; personally, I don't see that as a great hardship for anyone. You can hire a wash service if you wish.
03/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This CG offers decent-sized gravel sites and paved roads. It's quite acceptable for a couple of nights; the access off I-40 is easy. The manager is quite friendly and didn't require a credit card to hold our reservation. There are lots of long-term residents if that sort of thing bothers you, but everything was neat and tidy. The Wi-Fi was decent and the Verizon 4G signal was strong. However, on all three nights that we were there, after about 8-9 pm until about 11 pm it became impossible to maintain a Wi-Fi connection either on the CG's system or on my phone's hotspot. Wi-Fi signals would literally vanish from my computer's display. My guess is that either there was interference from one of the large nearby communications towers or there is a resident who is a ham radio operator. In any event, it was rather annoying, although not a serious crisis.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
As others have noted, this is an attractive CG and appears to be well-maintained. The front office staff were friendly. The roads are paved and the sites are loose gravel. Because the CG is on a hillside there was considerable side slope on our site, but we were able to get level without any problems. There are lots of trees, but we were able to get satellite reception. My biggest complaint is that the roads are rather narrow and the management seems to think that large boulders and trash cans on steel posts are good site markers and should be put right at the edge of the road. We were able to get into our site without difficulty even with the car hitched, but when we leave we will keep the car unhitched to provide more maneuvering room for our 40' MH. With a little common sense the management could make this into a place where big rigs feel comfortable without significantly changing its attractiveness.
03/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Considering that this CG is in the middle of the desert, it is reasonably attractive and the sites are pretty good sized. The roads and sites are gravel and there is plenty of dust, but everything in this part of the world is dusty. The front office staff are very friendly and informative. The CG has an extensive restaurant menu (mostly BBQ) which is good since you are a long way from the town of Carlsbad. The worst thing about the CG is that the Wi-Fi is nearly unusable. The speed varies from slow to zero. Since there is no Verizon data signal (there is sufficient voice signal to make calls), you are stuck with the Wi-Fi. As far as we are concerned not having decent internet access makes this CG unacceptable for more than one night.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice in-city campground. We were in one of the numbered pull-through sites which was more than long enough for our 40' motorhome plus our car. Roads are paved, sites are gravel and are quite level. There is a reasonably wide grass strip between sites with a number of trees, but they are well trimmed and didn't pose a satellite TV problem. Quite a few sites have the electric connection on the passenger side rather than the normal driver's side location so careful positioning of your rig may be important. There are a couple of relatively tight turns inside the CG so it easier to unhitch your toad before going to your site so you can back up if necessary. The front office staff were quite friendly and gave us a ton of information about the area. The CG is well located with respect to all kinds of shopping and the downtown attractions. We would definitely stay here again. The rate cited was with a Good Sam discount and includes tax. For those who are concerned about that sort of thing, there are quite a few seasonal and/or long term residents, but the park is exceptionally well kept and everything looked neat, clean and free of "clutter."
11/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was our second Thanksgiving at Betty's and it was even better than the first. As has been noted in other reviews, you stay at Betty's for the ambiance she brings to the place, not for its physical ambiance. Our community Thanksgiving was a joyous event with scrumptious food, good drink and live music. You don't have to worry about being an "outsider", the crowd isn't snobbish; we had plenty of new folks this year including one couple from as far away as New Zealand. The place hasn't changed much in a year; there's a new deck so there's more outdoor seating and the Wi-Fi is stronger and faster than it had been. Don't come here if you're expecting paved sites, cable TV, and lots of open space. Do come if you're the kind of person who enjoys meeting new people at the 4:30 "happy hour" and enjoys Cajun food and music. The price cited was based on a weekly rate.
10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is our second winter stay here and we can say without equivocation that this is a well-run CG. The place is clean and trash is picked up daily. There are plenty of seasonal campers and snowbirds who do have bikes, grills and other stuff around their rigs, but the sites are neat and orderly. There are lots of friendly work campers. If it bothers some reviewers that most RVs here are towables rather than Class A's, my suggestion is that they spend the time to read and learn that towables currently comprise 90% of the RV market. As for the size of the sites, as full-timers we can say that these are better than average, particularly with respect to the fact that the CG is in a resort area and is essentially on the beach. The price cited is with a monthly rate for the most expensive pull-though sites; there was a significant reduction in price this year. There are lots of organized activities during the winter months for those who like that sort of thing, but there is no pressure to join in. We have a site overlooking the large birding pond; having a cup of coffee in the morning while watching egrets, herons, and spoonbills is a great way to wake up.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground has fast and easy access from I-10. It is obviously a former KOA (the classic A-frame office), but the owner hasn't reduced his price even though he doesn't have to pay the KOA franchise fee. As a result, it is a bit overpriced for the area; the price cited is with a Good Sam discount. The roads and sites are gravel and dirt, but our site was pretty level. From reading other reviews we knew to ask for a satellite-friendly site, and ours was OK, but the tree cover still overhung our rooftop dish. The Wi-Fi signal was pretty good which was nice since the Verizon data signal is very slow. The staff were friendly and accompanied us to our site. It was a good place for an overnight stay, but it ought to be priced ~$5 less.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an above-average park in terms of appearance. The roads are paved; the sites are packed small-stone gravel and are raked whenever someone leaves. The large, level, pull-through sites are arranged so alternating coaches enter from opposite directions and there is landscaping and fencing between you and the next rig. The place is well-maintained and clean; garbage is picked up at your site each day. The college kids at the front desk were very friendly. I would have given it a higher grade if the price wasn't so high. There is no way this is worth $44/night. There is highway noise, although it isn't too bad if your windows are closed. The Wi-Fi was slow compared to the Verizon 4G I was able to receive. There is a hot tub, but no pool. In reality, it is a very nice place for an overnight or couple of day stop and it is heads and shoulders above the appearance of some of the other parks in Las Cruces. However, in my opinion, trying to make this seem like it is a destination resort is stretching things a bit.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park will honor Passport America for 5 nights and we decided it was an economical way to see what one of Tucson's major "over 55" snowbird resorts was like. It is a very clean park and the staff were very friendly at check-in. However, this is by no means an "RV Resort"; at least 3/4 of it is park models placed depressingly close to one another. The RV spots are mostly by themselves and are completely barren (gravel and concrete only) except for the "premium" pull through sites which are located around little grass common areas. Although this may sound nice, we found the privacy to be lacking since you and your neighbors all sit outside facing the common area and it's difficult to have any real privacy from one another. The park's security is good which is important because it is located in an unappealing part of the city with few decent restaurants or stores. The park also sits under the landing and takeoff patterns for the airport and the local AF base. This afternoon, F-16's were taking off and the sound was deafening at times. The good aspect of a park like this is that during the winter season they do have lots of planned activities for snowbirds, if you like those sorts of things. That's not our cup of tea so this park pretty much left us cold. This is not where we would want to spend the winter.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Compared to concessionaire-run campgrounds in some other national parks, this one is a bargain at $35. All sites are pull-through and we had no trouble maneuvering with our 40' RV. Roads are paved; sites are gravel. We had no trouble getting satellite TV reception on our site. There were a few trees that could present problems on some sites. The Verizon data signal varied from tolerable to non-existent, but was usable most of the time. The sites aren't overly wide, but since this is the only full-hookup CG in Grand Canyon NP,. This would be a destination CG regardless of what the sites or other amenities were like. The real benefit of this CG is that there is a shuttle bus stop at the entrance and you don't need your car to go anywhere in the park. No waiting in line to get into the park and no looking for a place to park.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park provides wide, level gravel sites connected by well-paved roads at an exceptional price (using Passport America). Although the brochure and signs say that PA is only accepted for a couple of nights, the manager, a pleasant, low-key guy, offered to honor it for our entire stay. The park doesn't have any other amenities, nor is there any shade, but it has great views of the hills and there is almost total peace and quiet, especially after dark. Even though the park is situated away from the city, it is only about a 20 minute drive to anywhere in Prescott/Prescott Valley and you are also well-located for heading towards Sedona. The name Fairground RV Park appears to refer to what once was a fairgrounds/horse racing complex next door which now is empty due to bankruptcy. So you don't have to worry about crowds or safety associated with events at the fairgrounds.
08/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
The best thing that can be said about this park is that it has lots of potential. The sites are good sized. The roads and sites are packed gravel. The owner has spent considerable time putting in attractive plantings and conversation areas. The Wi-Fi is very fast and is accessible at nearly all sites. The laundry is well-equipped. The owner is a really nice guy who tries to make sure his customers are happy. The bad news is that there are abandoned cars and trailers around the property. The dilapidated office would look more at home at the Bates Motel. If these visual issues don't bother you then this place is a great buy (price cited is based on a monthly rate) and a perfect location from which to tour Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef and other local attractions. This park is especially popular with ATVers who can access local trails from just outside the property.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
If you're passing through Ely and need a place to stay for the night, this place is acceptable. It's not a destination campground, but neither is Ely a destination sort of place. We were given one of a small number of very large pull throughs which easily accommodated our 40' RV and tow. The sites are gravel and ours wasn't particularly level, but we were able to get to level using our jack system. A lot of the residents of the campground appear to be long term, mostly workers maybe from the nearby copper mine, but their sites appear to be well maintained. The WiFi was a bit erratic and slow at times.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a campground clearly built to service the Boomtown Casino, both of which appear to be having some hard times. Fewer than 15% of the sites appeared to be occupied. It's convenient to get to from I-80 and the CG roads are wide and accessing sites is easy. It's a good place to stop at while traveling through but the place itself has no ambiance and is basically a parking lot with hookups and little patches of grass. Note the location of the power pedestal before you open any slides, they are tall and close to the edge of the driveway and could easily be hit by some slides. Similarly, they can make create challenges with respect to opening basement doors for sewer and water hookups. Contrary to a previous post, I wouldn't say that the roads are particularly bad, but sinking of the pavement has created some dips both on roads and sites. The manager was pleasant and the Wi-Fi worked reasonably well, although not nearly as fast as the Verizon 4G service.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground is a "gem" in that it is fairly inexpensive for one that has great ocean access and is well maintained and well run. As far as I'm concerned, the only thing keeping this campground from being a "10" are the gravel roads and sites, I can't think of anything else important that could be improved. Even though the sites are gravel they are carefully raked smooth every time a site is vacated. There are quite a few sites long enough for any big rig and there is plenty of room to turn and back as required. The Wi-Fi is fast and strong and there is a strong Verizon signal as a backup. There is cable and most sites have easy satellite access. In addition, the managers are a really nice couple. As has been noted in a previous review, the beach is super for kids, is shielded from the breeze and is totally private. Fresh seafood is available a mile away. We have already reserved a site for next summer.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
There is no doubt that this place could use a little TLC, but I see no reason to be as critical of it as the last several reviews have been. Yes, there is road noise, but that's not something the campground can do anything about and it's no worse than at many CG's around the country. The sites are relatively narrow but are typical for CG's in popular vacation areas. The sites are grass with a little gravel, but our full-hookup site was quite level. The grass was mowed repeatedly while we were there. The roads are mostly gravel and are narrow and have ruts so some of the turns are difficult in a large rig. The staff were quite friendly and polite. Not that there's anything wrong with long-term campers, but I didn't see any in the full-hookup part of the park. The only clothesline I saw was one that someone was drying his kids swimsuits on--nothing that I found offensive. Satellite TV reception is possible at many, but not all sites. Over the 9 days we were there the Wi-Fi varied from great to non-existent. I think most of the problems were with the ISP rather than the CG's system since when they occurred the Verizon signal usually crashed at the same time. The Verizon signal was strong but subject to periodic network slowdowns. There is no question but that, on an absolute basis, this is an expensive CG for a 30 amp site, but this is a popular destination area; if you think this is expensive you ought to try some other "destinations" in the US.
07/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a beautiful, small CG with quite a few sites that overlook a peaceful, manicured golf course where you can watch eagles and other birds even if you don't golf. It's not a CG with amenities for kids, nor does it have a pool or hot tub. But those aren't things we look for--we like quiet, attractive places with privacy. This CG has sites that are far nicer than some of the state parks we have been at recently. Our site shared a pedestal with the one next to us, but our MH pulled straight in and the 5er next to us was backed in so our "living spaces" were on opposite sides. There is exceptionally good Wi-Fi which makes up for the fact that the Verizon internet connection is slow. As has been noted by others, it is easy to get satellite reception. Even though the roads and sites are mostly gravel, they are exceptionally level and smooth. The owner is extremely knowledgeable of the area and can provide a wealth of tourist info including a set of suggested day-trips that will keep you as busy as you wish. The location is idea only minutes from the center of Astoria or the shopping in Warrenton. Don't get concerned about the somewhat run-down appearance of some of the businesses as you drive down the road to the CG, once you are inside the CG it's like being in a totally different world. The rate cited above is based on a monthly stay. This is one of the most attractive private CGs we have ever stayed at. We will definitely return.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
On an absolute scale of state parks we can't rate this park any higher than a "7". The staff were pleasant, the site was pretty easy to back into, but we were here when it was full and there is little privacy and the constant road noise from I-5 is annoying. Unless you know you are in a state park this CG is no different than many private parks--narrow sites, close to each other. At $24 for a full hookup I agree that is a good deal, but the place lacks the ambiance we expect when we stay in a state or national park. The Verizon cell service is decent, but getting satellite TV reception will depend on which site you have and whether or not your dish can be moved or is permanently mounted.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very pleasant forest setting. Office staff was very helpful. The WiFi works well for a Tengonet system; it was faster than our Verizon card. Tall trees make satellite TV a challenge. Sites were average in size.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a really clean, modern campground in an area in which there aren't that many of them. In a perfect world they should charge $25-30 for a place that has no ambiance (all concrete and gravel), no Wi-Fi, no cable, and no pool, but I've stayed in plenty other ~$35/night places that have those amenities and are in far worse condition than this CG. We stayed here in mid-week when it was practically empty and it was quite acceptable. If it were full the design of the sites would put the next rig's hookups in the middle of your sitting area which doesn't leave much space. There is a busy railroad track which provides some noise but we didn't have a problem with it. There are planes overhead but the airport isn't all that busy. Do call and check for availability since we couldn't stay past Thursday morning because of a weekend event at the fairground.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We used this CG as a base for exploring Portland/Vancouver as well as the Columbia River gorge. As has been noted, the CG manager is exceptionally helpful and can provide lots of touring material. The CG itself is clean and well maintained. About 3/4 of it is occupied by long-term residents. In our opinion the sites are on the narrow side of average, but they and the roads are all paved and level. The CG has a very "marginal" access to the river, but their is a city park across the street which has a small river beach. One thing worth noting is that the CG's website provides directions from Exit 17 of I-84. To us the directions were confusing, but, fortunately, there is good signage along the road. However, it is far faster to let your GPS guide you in from Exit 18. There is a bridge on that route that is one-lane for larger vehicles, but the traffic volume is small and you simply wait until the way is clear. I asked the manager why he didn't take people in via #18 and he said, some of them thought it was confusing. I think it is because some of them disliked the bridge and the somewhat windy road to it. Personally, it is a far better route than the one via #17.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a really nice COE park, although, as has been noted, the federal Senior Pass is not accepted. The large, paved, pull-through sites are arranged along the road so you do not have anyone near you when you are sitting outside. There is a small beach and playground for kids. Hookups are 30A. There are lots of trees and we couldn't get satellite reception, but that might have been because of the mountains on either side of the river and not the trees. If that's the case, probably none of the sites will a get satellite signal. We did have a strong Verizon signal and it was in the ~1 Mbps range. The work-kampers who checked us in were very friendly.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Plain and simple this is an excellent RV park. It is clean, well run, the sites are paved and reasonably wide and the staff is friendly. What more can you ask for? We stayed for over 2 weeks (rate was based on the monthly charge) and our grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the heated, indoor pool and hot tub as well as the giant-size chess board. Satellite TV reception is easy and there is a decent Verizon signal; the local Wi-Fi is among the better ones found at campgrounds. There is some highway noise, but it isn't an interstate and we didn't find it to be a concern. We would definitely return here if we are in the area.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a really nice little, family-run CG whose owners have been improving it over the four years they have owned it. The owners and work campers were all extremely nice and helpful with respect to finding things to see and do. It's in a wooded setting a few miles south of Bonners Ferry. We had a pull through for our 40' RV and were able to get satellite TV without issue; although, some other sites will be too shaded. There is some road noise, but we didn't find it objectionable. There is some infrequent train noise, but we found it kind of pleasant. The sites and roads are gravel and ours was reasonably level. The Verizon signal was 4G and strong! The CG provides excellent directions but there is one omission for northbound travelers. The left turn to Blue Lake Road is extremely tight and we were lucky to have made it with our toad connected. It turns out there is a truck pull-out /turn around about 1/4 mile further up US95. It would be much easier for longer rigs to turn around there and come back south to the campground road. The price cited is for a weekly rate and a Good Sam discount.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an excellent over-night stop; the pull-through sites were long enough for us to pull into without disconnecting our toad. The sites are typical width for most KOA's and urban campgrounds--relatively narrow and facing each other. The pull-throughs are gravel, but are quite level; the back-in sites are concrete pads. The majority of the sites appear to be occupied by long-term residents, but that is an observation and does not reflect negatively on the CG. The Wi-Fi was excellent (>3 Mbps) and did not have the connection issues often associated with CG Wi-Fi.
04/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a beautiful park with huge sites; we were in site 86 which backs to the lake. The sites are wide enough to pitch multiple tents if you wish to do so. The site was also long enough for our 40' MH plus our car. I'm not sure what more one can ask for in a State Park--50A plus water and sewer and a beautiful view. As for the criticisms about internet and satellite access, we do have usable Verizon service, both voice and internet. It isn't fast, but, with the proper equipment, it is quite stable. We had no problem getting a satellite TV "fix" through the trees that border the sites. The price quoted includes both an online reservation fee and a non-resident surcharge.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a really nice place for an overnight or a couple of days. The sites are much wider than most commercial campgrounds and our pull-thru was long enough for our toad to remain hitched. The sites have 50A full hookup service and are almost perfectly level. The price quoted is with a senior discount. No wifi, but the Verizon 3G connection was fast enough to stream video. There's a campground host but payment is on the honor system. Find a site and walk back to pay for it.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stopped here for a night. Because we were arriving after hours we were given the pull-through next to the office to make it easy to find. All sites are gravel, but ours was so level we didn't bother to extend our jacks. The Wi-Fi was excellent and wasn't one of those annoying systems with log on pages. The price cited is with a Good Sam discount and includes tax. The staff were friendly both on the phone and in person.
04/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent campground, but I'm hard pressed to give it more than a slightly above average rating. The sites are gravel and dusty (as is all of Lubbock). but I didn't find them more than average in length. Furthermore, the utility connections were at the far back end of the site so there was no way to hookup and still keep the car behind us. Proximity to a busy railroad track will ensure your kids get to watch (and hear) the trains go by. We couldn't get the Wi-Fi to work well. Our Verizon card worked OK, but the connection speeds were relatively slow.
04/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice, smaller park with shady sites and quite a bit of spacing and privacy between them. We stayed in the Brushy Trail loop which has 50A electric and water. Each loop appears to have different hookups; it is somewhat misleading to label the park has having full hookup sites since I believe there are only 3 of them. The price quoted does not include the daily entrance fee for the park itself; we have a TX park pass and did not need to pay that.
04/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground has exceptionally long pull-though sites with wide gravel roadways. The spacing between sites is average-to-narrow; the way the utilities are arranged, your neighbors hoses are next to your picnic table. The CG isn't particularly landscaped but neither is the surrounding area. The price quoted reflects a Good Sam discount and a slightly higher price for the Easter weekend. There is usable free wifi. The location is perfect for visiting the LBJ ranch and is only 15 minutes down the road from Fredericksburg. The Verizon signal is weak, but usable.
03/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very attractive campground with paved roads and fairly large gravel sites with some landscaping. We were here during some torrential downpours and didn't think the gravel sites were a problem; in fact, they drained a lot faster than anything other than pavement would have. The free Tengonet Wi-Fi worked better than most and download speeds were in excess of 3 Mbps. Our site wasn't as level as I like, but we were able to use our jacks to get the coach level. We happened to have a tree next to us that created problems with our satellite reception, but there is relatively good free cable service. Trash is picked up at each site every day. The office staff were very friendly when we checked in.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is our first long term stay at this campground and we continue to be impressed by how well it is run. There are a large number of work-campers pick up daily trash at sites, police the grounds, etc. The park has been unusually empty for this time of year; no more than half full in December. It probably will pick up a bit in January, but with the slow economy no one is sure. Having so many vacancies does somewhat make up for the narrow sites, though. Most of the campers this time of year are snowbirds and there are a fairly large number of activities each week for them. However, there is no pressure to participate. The park wifi seems better than I remember it six months ago, but that maybe due to the smaller number of campers. The rate shown is for a month on a premium site (plus electricity). One maintenance item that needs improvement is the condition of the grass in the areas between the sites. As a result of the sandy soil and the swarms of birds, the grass is almost non-existent; and that results in sand being tracked into RVs. Not a big deal, but a park as nice as this one should resolve this issue.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great park on the SW side of Houston. The paid and volunteer staff are exceptionally nice. We've been here before, but it was even better this time because the place was practically empty, although we were told that it can get very busy on weekends. The roads and sites are paved and large. All sites are back-in but are easy to get into. Sites are on 30A with water; none have sewer.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our second stay at Betty's and it was different because it was totally booked. Rigs get parked pretty close to one another, but Betty supervises each "parking" personally and there everyone was able to park where she directed. We were there for Thanksgiving and it was a totally fun experience with a potluck dinner participated in by most of the CG's residents. As has been stated in other reviews, Betty's is a place to meet nice people and enjoy each other's company. Happy hour begins each day at 4:30 and ends whenever people get tired of talking. There aren't many physical amenities at Betty's, but you don't go there expecting to find them. It's a great place to stay to experience Cajun Louisiana.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a pleasant CG in a rural setting, but it is only 10 minutes off I-10. Roads and sites are gravel/grass but are well maintained and level. A large duckpond on the property provides free "entertainment." Wi-Fi is available for a fee; we used our Verizon modem with no difficulty. Most of the large trees surround the property; the smaller ones between sites shouldn't present too much of a problem for satellite TV reception. The person who checked us in, the owner I think, was very pleasant and gave us our choice of any vacant site. The rate quoted is with Passport America.
11/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
So many superlatives have been used to describe this park, it's hard to find more, but this place is a gem. The sites are enormous and the beautiful foliage surrounding them provide almost total privacy. We've been in expensive resorts that don't come close to this. When you are in the park or on the beach you can almost forget that you are less than half a mile from US98. You get the best of both worlds. The peace of a wonderful state park and proximity to shopping, restaurants, etc. Of course, there is no cable TV or Wi-Fi and the trees may require some careful positioning to get satellite TV. There are laundry facilities! And the beach is beautiful.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a pleasant CG that is very convenient for sightseeing in St. Augustine or wandering on the beach. The site widths are typical for CG's in urban areas and tourist destinations, but they are a bit on the short side. With our 40' MH we had to park our toad sideways to ensure it was off the road. The roads and sites are paved and are fairly level. Sites have concrete pads for picnic tables, but ours was the one of the ugliest concrete paving jobs I have ever seen in a commercial establishment. There was free Tengonet Wi-Fi which exhibited the usual annoyances of reappearing welcome screens. There is also free cable. We used our Verizon air card which worked well. A significant number of large live oak trees will make it difficult to get satellite TV on some sites; we were ok on site 66, but just barely. The CG is set on a pond that can be fished without a license (catch and release only) which is something kids might enjoy. The CG is a bit on the expensive side but it was our decision to stay here. This close to the beach in prime FL season, one really can't complain.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice campground: attractive, well-maintained, very long sites. Lots of trees (some sites will have problems with satellite access). All roads are paved; most sites are gravel, some are paved, some are grass. Numerous, convenient trash containers. The Wi-Fi is free, but it is Tengonet and we couldn't get connected. However,Verizon has 4G service that worked well. The road out front is busy, but it is a wide thoroughfare and there is no problem getting here. I gave it a "9" rather than a "10" just because nothing is perfect.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
As others have noted, the owner of this campground is exceptionally nice. He was very distraught that we had to use a less attractive site because they were booked solid the day we arrived. We weren't nearly as upset about it as he was. The CG is in a rural setting surrounding a pond. The sites and roads are gravel; they are fairly narrow and had limited area for sitting outside. There are tall trees all around the CG, but no trees in the sites themselves; satellite TV reception should be easy from most sites. Verizon service was fairly strong.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very charming, small campground in a rural setting just outside of Charlottesville. The road getting to the CG is a bit winding but it is well paved and we had no trouble driving it in a 40' MH. The CG roads and sites are gravel and there are lots of trees, but there are plenty of big rig friendly sites. The staff were very helpful as to which sites would be best for satellite reception; not all sites will be suitable, but there is free cable TV. There is good free Wi-Fi which is important since there is no usable Verizon cellular signal; neither our phones nor air card would work. The cellular situation is the one reason why I can't give this place a "10". It's not the CG's fault, but it could be a problem for some people.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a pleasant campground near I-95 with very little road noise. The sites are gravel and ours was a very long pull-through. The width was typical of urban/suburban campground; it wasn't particularly narrow. There are lots of mature trees and we were unable to get satellite reception, although some others were able to get it; there is a decent free cable system and there are lots of over the air stations. The wifi was unstable as has been noted by others and we did have issues with our Verizon signal dropping out. Our site was fairly level and we had no problem leveling. The staff was pleasant when we checked in and in subsequent interactions.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very large, family-oriented CG. The rate quoted was based on a week stay. The roads and sites are gravel and are reasonably large and fairly level. We had a very large back-in site and had no problems getting into it. We were here for a Halloween weekend in October and it was an excellently run activity with more than 150 children participating. There is free cable TV, but the Wi-Fi is fairly costly. We were able to get satellite TV reception, but many sites will be too shaded. Some sites are close enough to the highway to get a fair amount of road noise, but the CG management made us aware of that upfront. With the windows closed because of the cool weather the noise wasn't an issue.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This CG is in an attractive rural setting quite close to West Chester and Wilmington. The site sizes are typical but seem larger because everything is set on a hillside. The hillside seems a bit intimidating at first, but we were able to get to our site with no difficult even with our toad still hitched. The sites are gravel and weren't all that level. With our jacks and having dumped our air we still couldn't get quite level. The roads approaching the CG are narrow but we managed them even with our 40' MH. Pay attention to the directions provided since the alternative routes are more difficult (believe me, we know that by experience). The staff at check-in was pleasant even though they were very busy with Halloween weekend activities. Contrary to a previous review, the golf carts didn't seem too noisy, nor were they out and about particularly early.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This place isn't cheap, but neither are "in-city" campgrounds in many other large cities. The CG doesn't have much ambiance, but all the roads and sites are paved, wide and level. The staff were very nice when we checked in. There seem to be a larger number of long-term residents than when we were here in the past, but that seems to be true in lots of places these days. Regardless, all the sites were neat and clean. There is free Wi-Fi and cable. Satellite reception was easy to obtain. We stay here because it is convenient to family nearby and there simply aren't many decent alternatives this far into the city.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a no frills park that is very convenient if you are planning on visiting the Eisenhower Museum and Library. It isn't a fancy place, but the person who checked us in was efficient and pleasant. There is free wi-fi and cable. We were parked in the back portion of the park on an exceptionally long pull-through. All the roads and sites are gravel, but our site was quite flat. We had no problems getting satellite reception, but sites in the the front part are shaded by large trees and that could be an issue. When we were here there were only a couple of long term residents, and the entire park was was clean and neat.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is your typical, excellent COE campground. There are two campground sections: with and without utilities (electric and water). We were on the Lake Shore loop with utilities. Our site was very long and there was even an additional spot for parking the car (which wasn't needed). The sites do slope towards the lake a bit but we were able to get reasonably level with our jacks. Contrary to a previous post, the roads are paved but the sites are gravel. The volunteers who checked us in were efficient and friendly. There were several nice playgrounds if you happen to bring kids. The rate cited is with the Federal Senior discount pass.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice campground in a gorgeous foothills setting that also happens to accept Passport America; the rate shown is the PA rate. The sites are large and shaded, but we had no problem getting satellite reception. The roads and sites are a think layer of gravel; we had no problem using our jacks and the site was quite level to start with. The sites are very large and provide lost of privacy. There is free Wi-Fi running off of a T1 line so it is very stable. The owners/managers live onsite so someone is almost always available. The only downside is that there is virtually no cell service; there is a free wire line phone in the TV room that everyone can share. If it wasn't for the phone service issue it would be a "10."
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is your basic "near the highway" CG. It's a bit pricey for what you get, but there aren't a lot of alternative choices in southern WY. The person who checked us in was very pleasant and they assigned us a site long enough for our 40' MH and toad to pull into with room to spare. There is free Wi-Fi and cable TV, and there is no problem obtaining satellite TV reception. There are a large number of long term residents and their rigs vary in condition, but that is irrelevant except for aesthetics. The sites are gravel, but ours was very level. Most sites are fairly narrow, but this is not the sort of place we would expect to stay more than a night or two and, therefore, this was not really an issue. We could easily extend our two slides.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great CG if you plan on sightseeing in Temple Square or anywhere else in downtown SLC. The roads and sites are paved and were long enough for our MH and our toad. Some of the roads were a bit on the narrow side, but it was easy to make the necessary turns. There are lots of trees, but we were able to get satellite reception; on some sites this will be difficult. There is free cable TV usable Tengonet Wi-Fi. What is nice is that the Wi-Fi code is valid for up to a month instead of having to be changed each day. The staff at the office were very pleasant and organized when we checked in an provided us with one of the best information packages we have received anywhere. The road in front of the CG is torn up by construction and will be for the next year or more due to a new light-rail line being built. However, it is passable in a MH, just dusty and slower than normal. All in all, this is one of the best KOA's we've been at and a very good CG regardless of "brand."
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Contrary to the previous post, this is not a new park, but it affiliated with KOA just a year ago. The staff were very pleasant and escorted us to our site. The roads are paved; the sites are gravel but each has a concrete patio. The sites are "standard" width but are well laid out and the access roads are quite wide. There are a few trees but it was easy to get satellite reception. The WiFi is Tengonet, but is fairly usable; one annoyance is that a new code is required for each computer every day. Although we didn't use them, the other facilities (exercise, etc) were appeared quite good.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here in one of the premium sites on the circle near the CG entrance. Our site faced the river and was about 100 feet from it. The sites on the circle are fairly far apart and provided pretty good privacy. It should be noted that there are other so-called "river sites" that are not as close to the water as these. The roads in the park are paved; the sites are gravel and are fairly level. It was easy to get satellite TV reception. The staff were very pleasant when we checked in. We will almost certainly come back.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Contrary to what others have posted about this CG, I don't think the sites are really much narrower than they are at lots of other places. What makes them seem so narrow is that there is a lot of landscaping where normally there is only grass. So opening your slides can definitely be a challenge; we have 2 on the same side. If you have 4 big ones it could be rather difficult. On the other hand, the landscaping gives you a sense of privacy that you normally don't have when the sites are close together and it does make the place more attractive than many we have stayed at. The roads and sites are paved and there is free Wi-Fi and cable. As a relatively "in city" CG it is convenient for sightseeing in Spokane.
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a former KOA that is surprisingly quiet and private despite being in an industrial part of town and near the highway. We had reserved a 50A FHU site and were given one with no issue. Out site was narrow but had more room for sitting outside than some we've had recently in other parks. The roads and sites are gravel and were fairly level. The office staff were very pleasant when we arrived. Large tress provide lots of shade but we were still able to get satellite TV. Free Wi-Fi but our cellular connection provided better service. The name of the place is a misnomer; it is near the river but you can't see it from here. Price cited reflects Good Sam discount; it's a bit high for what you get, but there aren't many choices in this town.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This place is a real find; I'm not sure we've ever stayed at a CG this nice at prices anywhere near these. Even though it's late in the summer, the entire CG had beds and pots of beautiful flowers; the entire place is irrigated so the lawns between sites are lush, thick grass. The space between sites is about double the norm at most other places. The sites are gravel, but quite level; the roads in the park are asphalt. Our pull-through easily accommodated our 40' motorhome and towed car. There is a lot of shade from large trees, but we were able to get satellite reception; it may be difficult on some sites, but there is free cable TV.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
As others have noted this is a fairly standard, near the highway campground. The roads and sites are gravel; sites are a bit small but are easy to maneuver into even with a large motorhome. There are lots of trees, but we were given a site that had good satellite access. There is good, usable Wi-Fi. What makes this CG different are the really nice people who run it; they were honestly very friendly and escorted us to our site.
08/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a multi-event complex; it is not a general purpose campground. We were here as part of an RV rally. Essentially, it is a large field with RV hookups. Most sites are FHU but the majority are 30A even though the complex is advertised as having both 50A and 30A. If you are with a large group you should be aware that most sites will be 30A. The sites are really nothing but dirt; when the winds blow it is like a sandstorm. The sites are also quite narrow; there's enough room for slides but not always for awnings. The good news is that the Wyoming winds are so constant and strong that you probably won't be able to open your awning anyway.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a rural CG in a quiet setting. The sites are large and relatively private. The price reflects a Good Sam discount. The staff were very friendly and we were escorted to our site. We were a bit surprised that our request of a 50A site meant that we had water and electric but no sewer; for one night that wasn't a problem, but the price was a little on the high side for just E&W. We looked around and it appears that many sites are just E&W. We were just passing through for the night but would come back here again.
08/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
I can't believe some reviewers downgraded this park because it doesn't have antenna TV reception or Wi-Fi! This is one of the most magnificent national parks in the country. If you want a KOA or Jellystone Park don't stay here. The campground roads are a bit narrow, but we managed them quite well in a 40 foot motorhome. The sites are shaded and reasonably private. We were able to level our coach without difficulty. There is marginal Verizon cell service, but with an external antenna and amplifier we were able to get usable internet access. We even managed to get satellite TV reception, but only in standard definition, not HD (trees can be a real nuisance). From the campground the visitor center, amphitheater, the lake/beach area, and convenience store are all a short walk away. The price shown reflects use of the federal senior discount pass.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
As others have noted, this is a no frills park, but it's kept well and the roads are quite wide so maneuvering into sites is easy. The staff is very friendly and I was surprised to find that they had already processed our check-in when we arrived. The price reflects 2 nights at the PA rate plus a weekly rate for a 50A pull-through. There are lots of long term residents but all the sites are well kept. The park is convenient to the city and major highways but without the highway noise. Satellite TV reception is easy to get and the Verizon signal is good. There is Wi-Fi but we didn't use it because there is a charge for it. One nice thing is that the park doesn't mind if you wash your RV, something lots of places are uptight about or charge for.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a convenient park for exploring the Black Hills/Sturgis/Deadwood area. It's not fancy but the sites are easy to get into and are fairly level. The access road to the park and all park roads are gravel as are the sites themselves. In this part of the country there is usually a breeze and it can be a bit dusty, but that isn't something the CG can control. We had A/C's on and windows closed so highway noise wasn't an issue. There is pretty good free Wi-Fi and the Verizon signal is strong. There are no trees so satellite TV is easy and the park has cable, also. The price shown reflects the PA rate for one of the three 50A FHU sites.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an above-average campground convenient to Wall Drug and Badlands National Park. Roads and sites are gravel but pretty level. All sites are pull-throughs and easy to maneuver into. Not much shade but that is pretty standard for this part of the country. Site width is typical and adequate; area between sites is grassed. Campground Wi-Fi is pretty good. We did not find the railroad noise objectionable although we had windows closed and were running the A/C. The mosquitoes mentioned in the previous post didn't seem to be a problem either. The price reflects a Good Sam discount. Note: If your GPS routes you on Crown St do not follow that route--Crown is a private road leading through a competitor's campground. Best route is Exit 109 off I-90 then take Airport Rd/4th Ave. right to the campground.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We camped in what I gather is the "new" section of the park. The sites are large and shaded with mature trees. The price reflects a weekly rate. We couldn't get satellite reception but there is an excellent, free HD cable system. There is free Wi-Fi but the Verizon signal is 4G and was excellent and too good to give up. The owners are extremely nice and accompany you to your site. One unique aspect is that trash is collected at your site in a large outside trashcan that you keep where it is convenient for you. No walking to the the dumpster. Airplane noise can be a bit loud if they are landing in the right direction, but the good news is that there aren't a lot of flights to Sioux Falls!
07/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is another superb COE campground. We stayed in a full hookup site and the rate reflects the federal senior discount. The sites are dirt/gravel but level and easy to maneuver into; the roads within the campground are paved. The sites are large and provide lots of privacy. There were too many trees for us to get satellite TV reception but the Verizon signal was adequate for phone and internet (even better with an antenna and amplifier). There are playgrounds for children and a boat ramp, but no beach. We would definitely come here again.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice, rural, family-owned and operated campground. The rate is a bit on the high side since we had no sewer, but we were on a large, grassy site that was easy to get into. There are a lot of seasonal/permanent campers and those sites are fairly shaded. We were on the upper level near the ball field. The sites are on a grass field with gravel roads. There's little shade, but it was easy to get satellite reception. Where we were there was a good Verizon signal, but down the hill, in the restaurant we didn't get any at all. The restaurant/bar is very casual, but the food was decent and fairly priced. We were here over the July 4th weekend, and there were all sorts of activities planned, although I think a lot of them, like the fish fry, are weekly events. The owners and staff were exceptionally friendly.
06/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This campground is a gem. The sites are level, easy to get into even for a big rig and are paved. Each site has a paved "patio" with picnic table. The sites are spaced reasonably far apart. The entire campground is immaculate. The entire campground staff were very friendly and loaded us up on sightseeing literature. The Wi-Fi isn't yet fully operational, but the Verizon signal is quite strong. We had no trouble getting satellite reception. We will definitely stay here again if we are in the area.
06/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed at the Sugar Bottom Campground which is part of the Coralville Lake complex. Contrary to what was stated in one of the previous posts, about a third of the sites at Sugar Bottom have full hookups and many can be reserved. This is one of your typically great COE campgrounds. The rate shown reflects the federal senior discount pass. The full hookup sites are fully paved; the electric only sites are gravel, but all interior roads are paved. The sites are partially to fully wooded; we had no trouble getting satellite reception on ours. Many people are using over-the-air antennas. Verizon service was weak but usable (we do have an external antenna and amplifier). The only slight downside is that the access road is a bit "challenging." It is only a little over a mile long, but there are some tight turns and steep climbs. The good news is that there isn't much traffic, and the road is short!
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
The sites at this campground are long and reasonably wide. Most are shaded by large trees, but we had no trouble getting satellite reception. The management is extremely friendly and arranges lots of family events. The day we arrived there were bison burgers for dinner and a free pancake breakfast the next morning. The principal road is asphalt; the side roads and sites are packed gravel and are reasonably level. There is free cable TV and fairly decent WiFi. The biggest deficiency is the almost constant road noise from the interstate. Some people will mind this more than others; we kept our windows closed at night and didn't mind it. Note that the price per night was for a weekly rate.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great park if you're sightseeing in Independence; everything you want to see is close by. Even though it is "in the city" the park itself seems rather isolated from the city once you are inside. As for getting inside, it is important to note that the park entrance is on Pacific NOT on South Pleasant (that's the exit). Pay attention to the directions on the park's website; the streets in the area are narrow and the turns are tight. The train noise does go on all night, but with the heat outside we had the windows closed, the A/C's on and didn't find it objectionable. The sites are fairly tight, but plenty long enough. The roads, parking pads and picnic table areas are concrete and the areas between are thick, and nicely mowed, grass. Our price reflects an Escapees Club rate.
06/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was our first time in a COE campground and we are impressed! Our site is >100 ft long and totally private. The rate shown reflects the federal senior pass discount. I know from the reservation screens that there will be lots of people here on the weekend, but at mid-week we are virtually alone. We stayed on site 122 which would be great for families; very close to the playground and bathrooms. The only complaint was that we couldn't get quite level. The sites and roads are paved and are heavily wooded; we couldn't get a TV satellite lock at ours. Verizon cell service is adequate and we were able to use our air card to get online even though the speeds were slow. We would come back in a heartbeat.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Going to a KOA is like going to McDonalds. It is expensive for what you get but it is predictable. This KOA is around the corner from 6-Flags and it is in the outskirts of a major city. So you expect to pay a bit more. This KOA is in a rural setting; some roads paved, some not. The sites are grass and gravel, but because of all the rains they were a bit muddy. That's not the CG's fault, though. My biggest complaint about this KOA is that its 50A sites appear to have been added late in its development. They are small and tightly clustered together. If I hadn't wanted to run 2-A/C's it might have been better to have taken a 30A site. Many of the E&W sites are larger than what we had. Most sites are shady; we were able to use our roof-top satellite, but I suspect many other folks couldn't. The WiFi is free but I couldn't get my router to connect to it; my Verizon card worked fine. This is not a destination CG; it is a CG to use when going to 6 Flags. For that purpose it is acceptable.
05/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is a real gem. It's rural (the sites are gravel) and not new, but the owner/manager is friendly (walks you to your site and gives you a jar of his wife's homemade jam); the views are beautiful; the sites are large, and it's far enough away from the highway to be totally quiet and peaceful. The price quoted is the PA rate. The location is close to all the Branson activities and the Harrison area has a full range of shopping available. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a well-run park that is clean and well-maintained. The price quoted is based on a weekly rate for a premium site. All roads and sites are paved and have concrete patios. The sites are long enough for a large motorhome and a toad but they are relatively narrow. However, they typical of beach resort campgrounds. There are lots of pull-throughs and getting in and out of sites is easy. The beach is just a short walk over the dunes on the boardwalk. Although it is apparently always a problem, the park management is pro-active with respect to non-residents cutting through the property to access the beach. The free Wi-Fi worked well most of the time; we switched to cellular when the park was crowded on the weekend. Port Aransas is a windy locale, but the dunes do a lot to buffer the campgrounds from the strongest gusts. All-in-all we liked it enough to decide to come back here next winter.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our first time in Cajun country and several people had told us "you have to stay at Betty's" so we did and we're glad we did. Betty is a wonderful person who makes her campers feel as if they are her personal guests. For folks like us who were new to the area, she is a valuable resource of information about what to see, where to eat, etc. Happy Hour was a great opportunity to meet other couples and exchange info about the area. You will enjoy your stay here as long as you understand going in that the ambiance here is Betty. The price shown reflects a weekly rate.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an Escapees park and the rate shown is for Escapees members. The sites are grass but very flat so leveling is easy. They are some of the largest sites we have ever been on. Large live oak trees provide lots of shade but some sites will have problems with roof-mounted dishes. WiFi is available for a fee; we didn't use it. Verizon signal is adequate but not excellent for an air card. The park also has a very nice solar-heated swimming pool.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a pleasant campground with numerous large live oak trees. Lots of shade, but it is difficult to get a satellite signal at many sites. Free cable with quite a few channels pretty much offsets this. Sites are unpaved but have paved picnic table pads. Wi-Fi service was good. Most sites appear to be occupied by long-term residents. We were given a pull through with easy access even with our towed car still attached.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate quoted reflects Passport America discount. This campground consists of two distinct parts--older unpaved sites with lots of large trees and newer paved sites with very little vegetation. We were originally assigned one of the unpaved sites but, after inspecting it, we asked for one of the paved ones. Since very few sites were occupied, we were allowed to change even though I don't think the paved sites are normally available at the Passport America rate. We had the place practically to ourselves.
03/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is an absolutely beautiful and well-maintained park. It is by far the fanciest place we have ever stayed. The rate reflects part of a month at winter rate and part at off-season. Everything said in the other posts is true: the entire facility is very clean and extremely well maintained, the residents and staff are friendly, etc. The only "downside" is that most of this park is no longer an "RV Resort." There are 90 sites out of 490 that are deed-restricted for Class A motorhomes, and of the rest we estimate 3 out of 4 are occupied by park models. It is very clear from the listings for resale properties that the sales emphasis is on letting buyers know they can put park models on all but the 90 restricted sites. There is nothing wrong with this and all the park models are well maintained, but you should know that your neighbors are unlikely to be RVers. We stayed in one of the Class A sites and 75% of our neighbors were owners, most of whom had spent the winter here. Lots of Prevosts and other very high-end coaches. We would definitely come back here, but we would only want to stay in the restricted Class A area; otherwise we would feel as if we were staying in a (very fancy) trailer park.
02/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a wonderful older park with mature trees and many shady sites. We camped here as Escapees. There are lots of activities for adults; it doesn't seem oriented towards families and kids. Not that children wouldn't be welcome but the only activity for them would be the pool. Site sizes vary a lot; ours was a large one on a corner. All sites have paved patio areas and some have paved parking for cars.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice campground; we were there with friends and our two sites had incredible privacy nestled into the trees and the hillside. There are enough trees that getting satellite reception is unlikely on many sites; the cable TV signal was adequate but weak and snowy on our site. We have a 27 foot motorhome, and the site we were on couldn't have taken one much larger. Larger sites are available, but be sure you specify what you need.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an excellent park for families; the swimming pool is large and has a "zero depth" entry which is great for little kids. There are several water slides for older children (and adults) as well as a large playground. One thing to note, however, is that the cost is deceiving because you must pay separately for every person in your group regardless of whether or not they intend to use the pool or other facilities. The staff at the front gate made this very clear and were not particularly friendly about it. We had some guests join us for dinner, and we had to pay $10 for each adult just for them to enter the park. I've never experienced that sort of rip-off before.
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