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09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here in late September for one night, when most parks in BC are closed for the season. Hosts were incredibly nice, waiting for my late evening arrival and providing a nice welcome after a long days drive from the Yukon. There was only one other motorhome in the park that night so no issue with crowds, noise, waiting for the bathroom, etc. It was below freezing so the water was turned off but the 30 amp worked just fine. Internet was slow, but that's to be expected in an area this remote. Since I had no running water at my site I used their restroom and shower. Restroom was big and spotless. Shower was coin-op, Canadian loonies ($1 coins). Worked just fine. Park is on a gentle slope with a lake and mountain view. Sites are terraced into the hillside and plenty level. Beautiful place overall although I was spoiled by the fact that it was very uncrowded. Overall, a very pleasant experience at a park run by super nice people.
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Overall, I found this place to be just OK. On the plus side, it is near Avila Beach and right next door to (walking distance) the Avila Valley Barn, which has fresh produce, outstanding baked goods, local preserves, honey and such, and a ton of barnyard animals for the kids to admire and learn about. It's one of our favorite stops along the central coast. The campground is pretty average though in my opinion. Spaces are tight even though I have a small travel trailer and requested and paid for a larger site. I like to have a little space around my rig so the kids and dogs have a little room to run around. Plus, I don't like opening up all the curtains in the morning only to find myself staring at a bunch of ugly RV graphics on the rig next door. That pretty much summed up the view we had out of three of the four sides of our trailer. Mercifully, we had a grass area off the back the provided a little "outdoor" scenery from our spot. What really annoyed me though was the lack of detailed information on the KOA web site. There was no site map or a list of the rules so having never been there before, I had to choose what seemed to be the best area of the park for our needs rather blindly. Upon check-in though, I was provided with a very nice printed park map. Why they can't post this to the web site so guests can review it in advance is beyond me. It's 2013 people! Then I was provided with a list of rules "as long as my arm" and it was then that I discovered that the grassy area behind our spot, which I paid extra for, did not allow dogs on it, at all. Not even if we were walking from the site to the pet area, which turned out to be about as far away from us as it could be. We did not use the on-site restrooms, showers, laundry or other services so I can't comment on these. We only stayed overnight before moving on so our needs were pretty simple. Overall, an average place for the price. More information on their web site to allow guests to get a better idea of the park's layout and rules prior to arriving there would have gone a long way towards a better experience.
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