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05/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Definitely one of the better KOAs we have stayed at. Sites were all good sized, lots of green grass (each site has an underground sprinkler which runs at night). Lots of good children's activities, pool in great shape - overall a very well kept campground. Facilities were in great shape as well, and everything kept very clean. Hosts and WorkKampers all very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not much grass - a lot of dirt and gravel, so when windy a lot of dust blew. However facilities overall were in great shape - kept clean also. Children activities were lacking, unless they were toddlers. Sites a bit narrow, even the premium sites. But overall an okay stay.
09/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
Very unimpressed with this campground. Entrance and interior gravel roads in horrible condition - no problem with 5 MPH limit - faster than that the RV might have shaken apart. We have a triple-slide 36' MH and the "premium" site we had was probably the 2nd worse I've ever seen - the sites had 10-12' high "privacy" shrubs/trees in between each site, approx 10' wide as well. This made our site so narrow that slides on 1 side were in in the shrubs (so I had to crawl under slides to get to electric/water/sewer) and I had less than 3' to walk through on the other side. Also the sites were very unlevel - had to drive up on boards to get even close to level. Upon arrival the staff first positioned me so that entrance step was less than 1' from the fire ring! While they had lots of kids activities, they were generally very unorganized and they did not have enough supplies. Activities like the family hay-ride were not impressive either. Would not ever stay here again.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Was impressed with the sites in this KOA, as nearly all of them were 40+ feet wide - didn't feel like we were crowded at all! Lots of grass in front of each site as well, very unusual for something this far west; no shade trees, but that is typical in this area. Campground was well laid out. While they didn't have any specific family activities going on this late in the season, the surrounding Cripple Creek area has lots to offer and we really enjoyed the stay. Bathrooms/Showers/Laundry room were all very clean; appreciated the showers as they are all uni-sex singles, so never had to wait. We definitely plan to stay here again. Only downside was the entrance gravel road was getting a bit rough.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Overall a good CG - when we stayed here there had been 8" of rain in the last 17 days so there was a lot of mud, but nothing they could do about that. Staff was very friendly; only down side is access road was not in the best of shape.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
While a slightly older campground, the owners take a lot of pride in it and have it in great shape - the laundry rooms and shower/bathrooms were always spotless - probably the cleanest we have ever seen. Playground for younger children had older equipment, but well-cared for. Played mini-golf and owner told us to play as many rounds as we wanted for the one charge. Very hospitable and friendly. We would definitely stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
CG was in good shape. The roads are in good shape, but a few areas are a bit tight for a 36' MH with tow vehicle. We were here for a special event, and will stay here again for a close weekend stay.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
For a state park, excellent! Paved roads in great shape, and paved campsite pads very level: easy to get 35' MH around in. Sites were very large and lots of mature trees/bushes offered privacy: didn't feel like folks walking past were looking right in your site. Bathrooms clean but a bit dated: showers were the "push button for a short period of water, but can't adjust temperature" type. Also, the showerhouse didn't have much room for changing, etc. Playground didn't have much for children, but for as large as the sites were, the kids had plenty of room to play in.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Pulling into the campground we thought it would be very nice; however we quickly discovered that the larger sites with shade and grass were for monthly or seasonal rentals. While very long sites, the nightly spots were somewhat narrow, leaving little room for picnic tables, etc. Also a lack of grass in these sites; pool area was not very clean, with unfortunately many unescorted children in the pool.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Only reason we didn't give this campground a "10" was how narrow many of the sites were. While we got an end site, we actually could put out our awning, however there was only about 4 feet between our e/w/s hook-up area and the neighbors slide-outs. Don't think they were happy our slide outs eliminated the use of their picnic table. But this was not true of all sites. Other sites had more room and seemed quite nice. Pool, laundry and other areas all in great condition, and staff was great!
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
If the weather had been better, would have been a great campground. Sites were all very muddy, appeared they had some drainage problems. However the water and playground were in good condition. Would stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Our first thoughts as we pulled in was "Lakeview Gravel Pit." While an okay campground, with everything clean and well-kept, there was very little of trees or grass, except on the outer fringes of the campground. In fact we found it difficult to find a place to walk the dogs, except on 1 far corner of the park. We had asked for a pull-through site, but the only way they actually can do that is to give you 2 back-to-back sites. Sites were also much smaller than what they stated: the site for our rig was barely 17' x 40'. Most of the sites are actually monthly rentals. This would be an okay stop for an overnight only, wouldn't want to spend an extended time here.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
For a FAMCAMP at only $15 per night for 50-amp elec and water service, no complaints! Sites were paved and very level; bathrooms and laundry were very clean. Easy access to amenities on base. Would stay here again without hesitation.
07/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Was very disappointed in this campground with the other positive reviews. We would have rated higher if we had NOT been in a full-hookup site. The water/electric sites were very large, lots of space and plenty of room to enjoy. However the full-hookup sites were extremely small and un-level. We had several sites together in the full-hookup area and none of us could put out our awnings because of how narrow the sites were; the distance from my step to the neighboring slide-out was only 4'5". We did notice the nicer full-hookup sites were in use by the seasonal folks, not available for the weekender/short-stay folks. Also we nearly got sick when going into the main admin building to use the laundry; the entire facility smelled like cat urine! And the staff was extremely rude and generally unfriendly. When we used the store we stood at the counter for nearly 10 minutes while the clerk was gossiping with a seasonal camper: showed no interest in the weekenders. We would never stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Not bad for a State Park. Biggest concern was leveling. Had some of the most un-level sites we've ever encountered! Saw many trailers with one end 10+ inches higher than the other side. Tried to level the MH, and the auto-levelers had our front wheels 7" off ground before it gave up. Ended up manually leveling with 6" of wood under one wheel and 8" of wood under the other. Showers were okay, but are the "push-button" type with no water temp control. These were not family friendly.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here for 7 nights, including over Memorial Day. Campground was completely full over holiday, and nearly empty the last several days of our stay. The staff was outstanding - went out of their way to make sure you were satisfied. Was a family friendly campground, and as others have noted very close to the Dells attractions. Was disappointed at arrival, as we had made reservations 6 mos in advance and clearly noted we had a triple slide-out motorhome. Original site we were given had triple slides on both sides of us, and there was no way we were going to fit; one slide would have been over neighbor's picnic table and the other side over neighbor's sewer connection. They had 2 sites left, and the one we chose was much larger. Wish they had done this from the beginning, especially as we noted we had triple slides and were staying a week. Showers and restrooms were very clean, although had trouble keeping up with hot water over holiday weekend. Pool and playground also well kept. Slightly disappointed as this KOA had the fewest "family" activities I've ever seen at a KOA, particularly over a holiday weekend - only activity was a nightly movie; I guess they assumed everyone was there just for the Dells attractions. Great discount coupons to things given to campers from the KOA, saved us a great deal of money. Others have mentioned trains, but they aren't really very noticeable - a few nights is was cool enough to have A/C off and have windows open, and the trains didn't bother us. Overall a great campground. Only disappointment was original campsite we were slated for. We would stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great state park and camping location. Lake was in good shape, excellent paved roads in campground. Found sites to be very level as well (at least side-to-side). Only down-side is that shower-house and playground is located at one end of the campground (and of course we were at the other) - saw lots of Rangers and the staff was always friendly.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice campground and well cared for: you saw the staff out continually checking on things and keeping it cleaned up. Lots of activities for children when we were here. Bathrooms are a little dated and slightly small, but were clean. The pool and other areas are in great shape as well. It's close to the Interstate, but noise wasn't that bad. Actually had more noise from all the new housing developments/apartments that now surround the park on 3 sides.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Overall a great campground. The only reason I didn't give it a "10" is the playgrounds for younger children are very dated, plus the fact that showers in the modern/full hook-up area are 25 cents/min. We camped in the South Shore site with full hook-ups. Had a fantastic view of the lake and the sites are huge: roughly 40 x 60. The roads and pads are paved which was a nice plus and the sites very level. Just be sure (as they note on website) to have a 25' sewer hose.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We would have rated this a "10" except for how small [length wise] the 30-amp overnight sites are - it wouldn't hold our 28' trailer and Ford Expedition - fortunately sites beside were empty so we took a second site to park vehicle (only other choice was to partially block the road) - and everyone along the 30-amp overnight spots were doing the same. However the sites were very level (concrete) and hook-ups were easy to get too. Playground for children was incredible - best we have ever seen. Bath houses incredibly clean - really liked the layout - plenty of room for each shower area - each one even had a internal "bench" inside the shower, so it was easy to give a small child a shower (which is difficult in many campground showers).
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A comfortable campground - one of nicest features was the sites were all very large - not a problem for even the biggest rig. Bathrooms and shower houses were clean. Playground has older equipment, but in good shape. Only down-side [personal opinion] was the store/bar/dining room area - they allow smoking and the stench of smoke was quite strong.
05/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This has quickly become one of our favorite places to stay when visiting central Iowa - owners really care for the place and staff is great. Just this past year they have invested more in the playground area and they keep the grounds in great shape. Very friendly staff - last visit we arrived later than planned, about 20 minutes after store closed - but owners came out and asked if we needed anything and gladly sold us a bag of ice we needed. Very family friendly campground.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice campground - we have stayed here several times - prefer the deluxe sites just for extra space. Playground is OK - not huge but gives the children a good place to play. Nice pool and hot tub. Have stayed here for several events (e.g. Halloween events) and during football games - always keep campground and bathrooms clean.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Overall Great Park - while the children play area was in great shape, they were just expanding it and adding more things. Owners & Staff were all very friendly. While we were there we had 3 nights below freezing - each evening they would come around as a reminder to let folks know to unhook water - and if no one was around, would leave a note on your door. Staff knew area very well and great info on what to find where and how to get around. Only downside is that the sites were all predominately gravel - no grass. But all were very level (paved pad to pull through on) and easy hook-ups. Would definitely stay here again. And without a doubt, the cleanest bathrooms/shower houses we have seen - regardless of the time of day we used them.
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