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10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We only stayed here overnight but plan to return for more over nighter since it's in a good location to break up a 10 hr tow from our home to our favorite spots near the GSM NP and for longer stays for local sightseeing in the Talladega NF. This is a Good Sam Club park so 10% discount applied. Mostly quiet with some low volume highway noise but not bothersome. Relatively close to I-20 Exit 205 and easy on/off (BP truck stop was easy in and out at Exit 205). Very friendly and helpful owners. Wi-Fi worked fine. Utilities very reliable (126V on my digital meter - highest I've ever seen!). Gravel, some grass and shrubs, and dirt (mud and puddles in low spots in some places due to recent rains) in the interior. Our very long pull through was level side to side but not lengthwise so we had to adjust the positioning of the rig to ensure we were level for the refrigerator to properly operate but not a problem (we did not unhitch for the overnight stay). Back in sites along the periphery appeared to be well shaded by trees and mostly grass. Overall a pleasant stay and we're looking forward to returning.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
The park is actually in River Ridge, LA. A very nice park overall. Very quiet with only occasional train whistles and rare airport jet noise but not bothersome to us. Friendly and helpful staff. Well stocked store with a variety of items. Good selection of sightseeing brochures and information from the staff. Free shuttle to French Quarter but we did not use. Excellent scenic drive recommendations to FQ: which we did use. Typical LA: hot and humid with afternoon thunderstorms. The electricity (30A for us) was very reliable with no outages. Water, sewer, cable TV, all good and dependable. Several WiFi repeaters with typical fair performance but we used our Sprint broadband "card" most of the time and received max signal strength. Pool looked clean but did not use. We did not use laundry but other folks did. The one entrance / exit (2nd one had a locked gate) is best approached and signs are better seen ahead coming from the west (park is on the north side of Jefferson Hwy). It's doable from the east but KOA signs not as easily seen and a wide turn into the entrance might be required. We concur with the KOA website driving recommendation that if coming from I-10, use exit 223 and head south on Williams Blvd. A minor detractor is that most sites are not level so a little extra leveling effort might be required. Some sites have concrete that is broken but we did not see any RVs at those sites for the 9 days we stayed, so perhaps those sites are not actively used. The asphalt road is a bit busted up in a couple of sections but still passable. We will come here again, and already plan to.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A pleasant park to spend 3 days. We were placed in the back, away from Hwy 160 so the road noise wasn't too noticeable. Occasional train noises and whistles during the night but not too bad. Entire park is dirt and gravel, which in itself is not bad, with long and level pull through sites, but, not surprisingly in this part of the US, a constant wind kicked up dirt and dust and covered our rig. I noticed a "This RV Park Is For Sale" sign in the office when checking in but the gal was friendly, helpful, and offered to assist if we needed anything during our stay. They had a well provisioned store with a small selection of groceries, RV items, and local souvenirs. We'll stay here again when passing through.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
The price is with the 10% KOA membership discount, local taxes, and a "Premium" site. To add to the positive comments already posted: This KOA epitomizes the finest KOA has to offer with a very friendly and helpful staff, great park layout and amenities, and closeness, but not too close, to Branson attractions. Why then a 9 instead of a 10? A few niggles: Yes, there's Wi-Fi but in our location, top of the hill above the Convention Center, the signal was a weak to moderate with occasional drop outs requiring reconnection. No worries, my Sprint broadband card was a backup with a EVDO connection. Most of the sites were gravel with concrete strips that our "arrival guide" indicated we needed to have our RV tires on. We were able to comply but barely, having only an inch to spare on either side once I finagled the rig back and forth. This next one isn't a dig at KOA but at the dog owners that insisted on using our little grass patch as a doggy dump site instead of the very plentiful dog walk areas around the park - c'mon, show some respect for your fellow travelers and take the extra 10 seconds to walk across the road to relieve your dog instead of 2 feet from my utility hook ups. Otherwise, it's a great place to stay and we will next time we visit Branson!
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were here for one night. A very pleasant park with easy on/off I-55 access. Friendly staff, wide roads, long enough pull through that I didn't have to unhitch my full size truck from my 33' TT. 24 hr air traffic from Memphis but the park is far enough away that the aircraft were high enough that noise wasn't a problem, for us anyway. Very good Wi-Fi signal. We had a weird water hammer in our park water faucet during water flow (never experienced that with this RV before). It didn't bother us inside the RV and no one was next to us to be bothered so I didn't report it. We'd stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed at the Paragon RV Park 18-24 June 2009. Long, spacious, concrete pull throughs with wide roads and access lanes. Close to casino with 24 hr shuttles. Clean pool and facilities. Wifi is excellent but payable through "The Wireless Web" company with a number of repeater antennas in the park. Good Sam 10% discount accepted. Lost electrical power one afternoon for about 5 minutes and appeared to be at least our "section" and the one over (based on talking to folks near us who came outside to investigate).
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed just for an overnight. Pull thru site just long enough for F-250 SC LB and 28 ft TT to stay hitched. Cable TV $2.00 but did not use. Encrypted free Wifi very strong and reliable. Well maintained and clean park. Mostly small gravel roads and sites, our site fairly level. 30 amp reliable. Water pressure good. Pleasant staff. Small store but did not have a chance to browse. Good direction signs starting with freeway services ahead signs. Douglas, at least the part near the off ramp, had fast food and inexpensive gas. Would stay here again if passing through.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very pleasant park with friendly, attentive managers. Small but well stocked store. Some Wyoming souvenirs. High, mgr stated 80 psi, water pressure and mgr recommended we use a regulator, I did with no problems. Wifi free and signal was decent. When a big rig partially blocked my LOS to the Wifi antenna, the mgr offered to move the antenna, located in the attic of the two story office / living quarters undergoing renovation, back to an earlier position. He did and it helped my Wifi reception. Cable TV is $2.00 a day. I paid it, got to keep the DW happy . Park is just east of Sundance, a small but clean and friendly little town. We'll stay here again if we pass this way. A Good Sam park with 10% discount.
09/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
An overnighter on a Sunday after Labor Day. Office not open. Window sign said an attendant would come to the site to handle payment. After a few hours, late afternoon, no one showed up. Called 800 number and was told "the gal was on her way". She showed up to the office, not the site, after about one and a half hours. She was nice enough once I went to the office to pay. No big deal but just an indication of little concern for the customer. Park is not very level and pull through sites meant for two rigs, end to end, were not level and just eroded dirt wheel ruts on what used to be grass. Lost 30 amp electric twice during the hot afternoon for a few minutes each time. Girl in the office stated electric company was working...on a Sunday afternoon? RVers near us arrived early evening with five dogs, very large to med size, unleashed and running around the area unattended and doing their business as dogs will do. Again, no one from the office to handle it. The RV park is just one part of the "Al's Oasis" "complex". Evidently, it's not an important part. We WILL NOT stay here again as we pass through central South Dakota, I'd rather drive a few more hours to a better park.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
First time in a KOA. Signed up for KOA and got the 10% discount and a free 2007 KOA directory upon check in. Very friendly staff and owners. Got a nice thank you email after we departed. Nice roomy and mostly level sites but pretty much dirt roads and sites. Reliable utilities (30 amps for us). Pizza made on site and delivered to your RV! Close to freeway but relatively quiet...except for the pounding bass line of rap at 1:00 am for about an hour (two rows and three sites away). Funny, those RVers were gone by 6:00 am. Ha! Someone must have made their displeasure very obvious. We will stay there again when we pass through Omaha and will stay at other KOA parks.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Just an overnight. A very nice park, very pretty, and well maintained. For us, 30 amp, TT, pull through next to one of three fishing ponds. Site was a almost too short but we made it fit. A bit of a hilly setting but nothing any good rig can't handle. Very good store, fully stocked. Friendly folks. Pizza delivered to your site! Will go back if we want to spend more time in the Kansas City area. GSC 10% discount.
09/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Just an overnighter. Friendly owners, informative check-in with local attraction info, GSC 10% discount. Dirt and gravel roads and sites. Lots of shade from pine trees. Good hookups (30 amps for us). We'd stay here again.
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