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10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
I somehow did not review this park last month during my fall trip. This new KOA has only been open about a year. We had a level, FHU, back-in site near the office. Their cable TV was only 25 channels that were OK. Most sites are satellite friendly. The Wi-Fi was Tengo and completely worthless. Another customer who has been here since shortly after the park opened stated that the Wi-Fi has been a problem from day one and has been down more than up. I don't know why any new RV park would use Tengo. A little research would have told them that Tengo is despised throughout the RV community. The park sites and facilities are fine. Roads are paved and the gravel sites seem level. With the exception of 7 pull-throughs on the south end of the park, all sites are back-ins. Of the maybe 30 or so RVs in the park, most appeared to be long term customers. The pool was small but nice since we were the only pool users. There are two shower/bathroom facilities. One is in the south area of the park and isn't too far from about half the sites. The other one, which also includes the laundry facility, is at the northwest corner of the park about 100 yards from the closest RV site. That is really inconvenient for those folks in the south part of the park. You will have to drive to Victoria to shop or eat. I did not check out the Coleto Creek Park across the road. I would not return to this park as long as they still have the Tengo problems. Otherwise, it a nice park.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here the last Sunday of September on the first night of our fall trip. Since we expected to stay again the beginning of November, I put off reviewing the park until now. We had a level, FHU, pull-through site with 60+ channel cable TV and at site WIFI that worked well for us. If you want satellite reception, there are only a few sites that might be good for satellite because the park is heavily treed. As others have noted, this is an excellent park from the owners to the sites to the setting. The bathrooms and laundry are older but clean. For those of you who don't like "parking lot" RV parks, this (gravel roads and sites scattered through a forest of mature trees) is a park for you. A pool would make this a destination (more than one night) park for us.
11/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This municipal park, formerly a trailer park area in the long gone Chanute Air Force Base, has one of the more unusual layouts I have seen. Rather than try to describe it, I suggest you checkout the aerial view you can get on this site. We called ahead of time to make sure that the park was still open in November and, if so, still had working water faucets. We were told that the water would be turned off after this weekend (11/2). The office and bathrooms were already closed for the season. Registration and payment (off season rate of $15) was on the honor system. As there were only 4 other RVs in the park, we selected one of the few sites that looked like it definitely have satellite reception and it. As many have mentioned, the park has lots of large trees, so satellite friendly sites are few. There is no cable TV. Our site was a pull-through, FHU, and was fairly level. There was pull through access to the site only because there were no other RVs near us. If this park was anywhere near full, most sites would be difficult to enter. It would require backing in over curbs several inches high. Additionally, the electric box tends to be way back in the site, so you will be backing up 50-100" after clearing the curb. The sites are mostly grass and some sections of the sites obviously fill with water after heavy rain. I was happily surprised that, in spite other facilities being closed, the Wi-Fi worked well. I might stay here again just to visit the Air Museum next door. The odd layout, lack of cable, minimal satellite friendly sites, and lack a recreational facilities lower my rating.
11/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here on the first Friday of November and the park had maybe 20 RVs in it. The sites are about 50/50 pull-through and back-ins. We had a FHU, pull-through with 25 channel cable TV. The first site we were assigned was not level, but we had no problem switching to a more level site. The switch may have also given us a better site for our roof satellite. I wasn't certain we had a clear satellite shot in the initial site. There are many tall trees in this park. so satellite reception is questionable at many sites. The roads and site pads are gravel. The PT sites are long and we saw numerous rigs that were parked without unhooking. Site width is also above average with lots of grass between sites. There is no pool, but there is some playground equipment and a covered, open air pavilion. The office building also has a cheap ($1/machine), small (4 machine) laundry and at least 3 individual bathrooms with toilet, sink, and shower in one room. With the windows closed due to cool weather, I did not notice any significant noise from the interstate a couple hundred yards away. Most shopping and eateries are a short car ride away. The rate had just dropped to $25 on 11/1 for the off season.
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We have been here several times before but stayed this time because it was the best "any port in a storm". Most of the lower half of the Mississippi valley was having violet storms so we stayed here rather than traveling any farther this Halloween. We had a FHU, pull-through site. The cable TV was only 3 channels at our site, but we received 25 channels after the maintenance guy plugged us into the adjoining site. Even then, all was not right with the cable situation. After going through the 25 channels, I saw that they were not as shown on their list. There were at least three stations (CBS, ABC Family, and TBS) that were on multiple (up to 4)channels. So, although I had 25 channels I had only about 15 different stations. At least the site was satellite friendly. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the Wi-Fi was useless - I could not connect with either of 2 devices. The laundry and bathrooms were not as smelly as on our last visit (see my 5/13 review).
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We decided to try this park for a change of pace from the other area parks we have stayed in over the years. It was the last week of October and the park was almost full of extended stay customers. I saw only a couple empty sites and noticed no other customers who appeared to be transients. We had a fairly level, FHU, pull-through with 60+ channel cable TV. There are 4 rows of sites in this park - the 2 outer rows are back-ins and the 2 inner rows are pull-throughs. Even though the sites are not that small, the park feels cramped because it is so full. I was unable to connect to their Wi-Fi. The office building contains a small laundry and two separate unisex bathrooms. There is no pool and I did not notice any other recreational facilities. No map of the park was given at check-in. Yes, there is a lot of airplane and jet noise. The park is behind some businesses on a commercial and retail road. There is a large supermarket across the street. This park is OK, but the Wi-Fi problem and noise are big negatives.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This has been a dependable go to park for us for years. It has what we want/need for a good overnight stop: FHU, pull-though, 60 channel cable TV, and free at site Wi-Fi. The sites are cement pad and patio. Site width is OK, but the length of many sites will not allow staying hooked up to the toad. There is also a small pool (our last swim of the season), a 4 machine laundry, and very limited (a sink, a toilet, and a shower) bathroom facilities. The woman in the office was very friendly and helpful.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for a total of 9 days in October. We were here two2 days (free on coupons) the first week of the month and then for a full week at the end of the month (2 free nights and 5 on PPA). As usual we had a FHU, pull-through with 60+ channel cable TV, and free WIFI that worked well for us. Most sites appear to be level and satellite friendly as was ours. Even on the one weekend that we were here, the park was only about 1/3 full, so we didn't have a lot of problems with crowds and noise. Yes, the LSU fans ride around in carts, but I didn't notice any significant noise from the revelers after 10 P.M. Although I did not see any underage golf cart drivers this time, there were still plenty of speeders (both customers and employees) to make walking around the park and to and from the casino very dangerous anytime of the day or night. Management continues to ignore a safety issue which could be easily fixed with a little effort.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our rate was PPA. We stayed one weeknight in mid-October. We had a FHU, back-in site with 60+ channel cable TV and Wi-Fi that worked fine for us. The park was only a bit more than half full the night we were there. The brick sites are visibly wavy and we had to use one board to level the RV. Most reviewers have mentioned the wide, brick sites, paved roads, very small pool, hot tub, individual bathrooms, etc. We also found the staff very friendly and helpful. There was some road construction that has just begun on the roads to the park from the interstate so getting here was a bit difficult. Leaving and accessing I-10 is a different route and easy. Like others, we walked to the French Quarter, St. Louis Cathedral, the riverfront, etc. Surprisingly, both the FQ and riverfront area still had lots of tourists and local street entertainment at this time of year. We even crossed Canal street and would have gone farther into downtown if not for a light rain. We did all this in less than 3 hours - that's how close the park is to everything. After all that, I still had time to check out the area immediately around the park. After reading all the negative comments, I had to see how dangerous these feared locals were. I spoke to several men and women as I passed their residences and received nothing but pleasant responses without being mugged, raped, or murdered. Yes, there is constant I-10 noise, lots of sirens, but this it urban American. Don't visit places like this if you can't handle urban noise. I would definitely stay here again as long as I can get the PPA rate.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here on a Sunday night in October. The rate was PPA. Even though most of the previous reviews are fairly positive, I really don't understand complaints about "industrial area, abandoned warehouses, and bad area". Actually, I find the view of the warehouses, yacht repair facility, etc. kind of interesting. The flowering bushes and small palms planted between the sites made the park attractive. As for comments about the so called bad neighborhood on the other side of the wall, go back to your gated community. We had a level, full hook up, back-in site with 26 channel cable TV and WI-FI that worked for us. Most sites are back-in or pull-in in the case of some waterfront sites. There is also a row of about 20 pull-throughs. Many sites can not handle larger RVs. As others have mentioned, there is a bar with limited menu restaurant, and sometimes live bands. There is a very small pool, a hot tub, a small playground, and an enclosed dog park. You can see the skyscrapers of downtown N.O. from the second floor balcony around the office and bar area. Since the pool is also on the same level, you get the same view from there. There are some bungalows for rent and a boat launch facility. There is no recycling. We would stay here again, but only for the PPA rate.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed on a Friday night in mid-October. For a large park that is mostly long term customers, this park is nice. Of the 200 sites, about 120 were occupied by RVs that have been there for awhile. Many of these RVs did not seem to be in use the night we were there. There were many sites available for over-nighters. We had a level, FHU, back-in site with 37 channel cable TV. I think all the sites are back-ins. We were able to get satellite reception, but some sites do have trees. Most sites are in the open and many of these are in an mostly concrete area at the south end of the park. This concrete area is rather unsightly because the concrete is in poor condition and the sites are close together. There are trees, grass, and gravel in the rest of the park. Our usual notebook could not connect to their WI-FI, but another one did. They are supposedly in the process of updating the system, so WIFI is not assured right now. There are 2 buildings with bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. These are old, but usable. There is a nice pool off by itself and a small playground. There is nothing within walking distance of the park.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here twice on this trip - one weeknight in early October and then two weeknights in mid-October. The park was maybe a quarter full during the 3 days we were here. During both visits we had a FHU, pull-through site with 60+ channel cable TV and WIFI that worked fine for us. This describes most sites. There are also almost 100 chalets. As usual, our site was not level being significantly higher at the front end of the cement site. Motorhomes have to pull forward because the sewer is in the front half of the site. Except for these two flaws in the way the park was designed/constructed, this is a very good park. I found it odd that they are putting in new picnic tables, but two of the 4 dryers in the RV park laundry have been out of order for almost 2 weeks. They just opened a new multi-million dollar second hotel and water park, but can't fix/replace 2 dryers.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night in mid-October. We had a full hook up, pull-through site with minimal cable TV and and WIFI that worked at our site. All sites are cement pull-throughs with cable TV. The cable TV is only 13 channels and some of those were fuzzy and several had no audio. All sites appear to be satellite friendly. There is a playground and very nice fenced pool area. The dog run is small and off in a far corner of the park. Roads are asphalt and reasonably wide. Site length and width is good. The cement site pads are not wide enough to avoid having to walk on the grass to get around the outside of the RV. Due to recent rains the grass was long, soft, and mushy which made setting up a mess. To make matters worse, the lawn crew was at work the next morning before 8 A.M., which made unhooking even worse than setting up. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities were good, but inadequate for a park this size. The park appears to be mostly extended stay customers. Even so, there were plenty of sites available the night we were there. It is probably different in the summer. There is no recycling. This is a nice park with some flaws preventing a higher rating.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here 15+ years ago and looked forward to seeing this park again. We were disappointed for a number of reasons. We stayed here on the second Sunday in October and had a FHU, pull-through site. The site was not level and it took 2 boards to get level. There were only 36 channels on the cable TV. Most sites appear to be satellite friendly. The WIFI worked at first, then dropped every few minutes, and finally disconnected for goo about 7 PM. The office was already closed by this time so I could not ask them to reboot the system. The park was less than half full, so user overload was probable not an issue. When I first checked the bathroom, it reeked of feces. In case it was just a matter of bad timing, I checked 3 more times during our stay. The potent stench was evident with every visit. Some facilities were not available on a Sunday night in October. I did not find the staff as accommodating as others have. When asked about the availability of coffee (available only in the morning) and a vending machine (large bottles of pop can be bought at the store), the response was rather snippy - as was their reply when asked about recycling. 5 RV parks in Texas on this trip and none does any recycling. Then there is the prominently displayed photograph of the young girl of maybe 7 making the obscene gesture with her finger as part of a political statement. If you want to express your political beliefs, fine. Just don't use a young child to do it. From the facilities not being good or working properly to the staff attitude, we did not have a "10" experience..
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for the second year in a row to visit my nephew who is stationed at Ft. Hood. See my review from last October for specifics about the park's facilities and amenities. This time we were here the second weekend of October. Again, we had a full hook-up, pull-through site that was satellite friendly. They now have 70+ channel cable TV. The WI-FI worked well for us in the RV. We were able to enjoy the pool on the day of our arrival. Half the interior roads are asphalt and half gravel. All sites are gravel, mostly pull-through, and an OK width. I think there are more than the 75 sites listed above by maybe 10 sites. Since most sites are taken by extended stay customers, the site total is not as important as the number of sites available to travelers. Like last year, I don't think there are more than a dozen sites available on a regular basis. The park was full the weekend we were here with 4 other customers coming in after us on Friday. The staff said that the park will be changing ownership in a week or so. They are unsure of what type of changes the new owners will make.
10/2013
rating [ 3/10 ]
This park was a tremendous disappointment. We stayed here on weeknight in mid-October and had a fairly level, FHU, pull-through site with good 50 channel cable TV. The sites are wide with a large sand and gravel pad. Most sites have large trees so you need to ask for a satellite friendly site. For me, the biggest negative is the smell and taste of sulfur in their water. Secondly, we were unable to connect to their WiFi with either of two notebooks. By the time I tried to ask about their provider, the office was closed (it closed at 5 P.M.). I'm guessing that it was Tengo. I was going to use the pool but the water looked murky at best. Then I saw a park worker watering some plants in the pool enclosure while his 2 dogs roamed unleashed around the pool. Most parks do not let dogs in the pool enclosure for health reasons. There is only one bathroom and a washer and dryer for the entire park. Lastly, the park obviously caters to the retired set. We are over 140 between us and we felt like we were in a retirement community. There were a dozen golden oldies in the meting hall playing cards and board games. That was the only activity I saw in the park. There are also numerous permanent trailers here and most of the park is, at the very least, long term. Then there is the $5 charge for using a credit card. On top of that, they did not mention that they are PPA. There is no recycling. The bad water alone is enough reason to not return to this park.
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
First, let me correct some misinformation in a prior review. The previous owner did not die. According to a reliable source, they skipped town in the middle of the night to avoid legal problems with the state of Louisiana. Those owners catered to older folks who gave them many of the questionable rave reviews of past years because the park seldom had families as customers. The new owners are going to try to appeal to a broader customer base. We stayed the first Sunday night of October and the park was no more than 20% full. We had a long, pull-through site with 60+ channel cable TV. Most sites appear to be satellite friendly. The WIFI is currently down because they are about to install a new system. I feel that our fee should have been reduced because this amenity was unavailable. The asphalt roads are in poor condition - dozens of potholes need to be filled and most of the roads need to be resurfaced. The sites vary as to pull-through or back-in, condition of or presence of cement pads and/or patios, 30 or 50 amps, etc. The small pool and the fitness center building were locked. It was too cool to use the pool, but I couldn't even look at the fitness center because the office was closed went I went to look at it at 6 p.m. The bathrooms and showers are OK but inadequate for a park this size. They still have the dog parks but little for kids except the pool. The new owners have a lot of work to do to make this park worth the $38 we were charged.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here on the first Saturday of October. The park was only about 1/3 full. We had a FHU, pull-through site with 70+ channel TV and good WIFI. Because this park is fairly new, all the facilities and amenities are in excellent condition. The roads and sites are concrete. The sites are as long and wide as any commercial park. The lack of trees makes all sites satellite friendly. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry are all in the main building and adequate for a park this size. There are also a game room and meeting room in this building. Surrounding the building are a pool, a small playground, and a dog park. The casino is maybe a 10 minute walk but there is a shuttle. We were there during some heavy rains and the sites and roads drained well quickly. There is some recycling in a blue dumpster. Unless you are there when the are having a price special, the normal $50 is high for a casino affiliated RV park.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here 2 nights the first week of October. The first night was free with a casino card and the second night was $21. We had a full hook-up, pull-through site across from the office. As other reviewers have noted, these sites are huge with utilities and patios on each side of the the 100+ long cement pad. They are built to serve 2 RVs parking back-to-back. These 60+ "double" sites are only counted as one site in the 152 site total above. Most of the 90 or so back-in sites are on the outer edges of the park. The cement sites and interior roads are as wide as you will find in any commercial park. The recreation facilities include a huge pool, basketball court, playground, indoor and outdoor pavilions, and a clubhouse. The are 2 separate, large, modern building with bathrooms, showers, and a laundry. All this adds up to a rating of "10" from many customers. I won't go that high because some of the utility placement at the sites is poor, there is no cable TV (although most sites appear to be satellite friendly), the WI-FI dropped several times each day in a park that was only about 1/4 full, and they do not offer any recycling. It is a very good park, but I wouldn't want to be here if it was anywhere near full.
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night in early October. We tried calling several times while in transit on the way west on I-40 but could get no answer. When we arrived about 3PM, there was no one in the office. I do not appreciate not being able to contact some before arrival (even worse, no one available upon arrival). We were advised to look around and pick out a site by another customer. We did so and took a FHU, pull-through site. Somebody finally showed up about 4PM. Our site included 60+ cable TV and good Wi-Fi (we were only 50' from the office. The only sites that appear to be available of travelers appear to be a row of maybe a dozen FHU sites right in front of the office. All the other sites appear to be taken by extended stay customers. When we arrived, there we maybe 5 sites available in this transient row. By 5PM they were turning people away. I'd advise calling ahead and hope you get someone to answer. The office building includes bathrooms, showers, and a nice laundry. There is a modern satellite building further into the park with the same facilities. The roads and sites are gravel. The transient sites are not long enough for big rigs to stay attached and are on the narrow side. There is nothing recreational that I could see so this would not be a good park for families. This park is fine for an overnight as long as you don't need anything more than a place to stay that has nice bathrooms, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, and cable TV.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here the first day of October and had a full hook-up, pull-through site with WI-FI that worked well for us. The park was less than half full. There are about 55 RV sites. Of these, 40 are pull throughs and the other 15 are back-ins. The rest of the area is for tents or have rental cabins. There is no cable TV (no service in the area), but many sites are satellite friendly. The roads and sites are gravel. The sites are fairly long and wide with grass between them. There is a barnyard zoo, a fishing pond, a playground, and a pool which was closed for the season. There is also a short path to Lake Eufaula. Nice stop along I40 with nothing else at the interstate exchange so you need to drive to eat or shop. The park does serve breakfast and dinner, but I don't know if this is available all year.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
The first (and last) time I was here was 5 or 6 years ago when the park was fairly new. I noted in my review at the time that I hoped that this small park would make it. Well, it did not and closed a couple years ago. It has has now been given a second life. I changed the listings above to indicate that the pool is still available (in season) and there is cable TV. We had a FHU, level pull-through with good WIFI and 50+ channel cable TV. Most sites are also satellite friendly. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry are modern and clean. The roads and sites are paved. The sites are fairly long and wide with about a 50/50 split between pull-throughs and back-ins. There is grass between the sites. The office was open both in the late afternoon when we got there and in the morning when we left. There are plenty of eating options within walking distance. The big negative which will bother most RVers is the constant interstate traffic noise. Other than that, this is a very good over night park with all you need for a one night stop.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Since there were no big events going on at the State Fair Park, we stayed here the first Saturday night of September. We had a FHU, pull-through site. Because this is an asphalt parking lot, much of the asphalt is wavy. This means many sites are not level. There are now 22 FHU sites designated as seasonal. There are still about 50 FHU sites available for travelers. Additionally, there are over 30 sites on the west side of the park that are electric only. The WiFi worked well for us in the RV. That may have been because there were only 25-30 RVs in the park. There is no cable TV but there are lots of over the air channels and most sites are satellite friendly. I've always had a problem with the sewer hook ups here. They now have raised, 3 opening sewer pipes at every other site. One opening is vertical but the other two are angled. If you are lucking enough to get the alternating site with the sewer toward the rear and get the vertical opening, you are fine. If not, the sewer is too far forward, and you have to deal with the angled opening. The night we were here, several "dormitory" trailers with young workers were in an adjacent parking lot. This situation might bother some RVers who are overly concerned about security and safety. The only problem these kids created was a crowded bathroom on Sunday morning. The bathroom and showers are in the same building as the office. They are fine except for that first thing in the morning worker situation. The building also has a large laundry.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here the Friday night after Labor Day, so the rate was much more reasonable than the in-season rate. We had a level, FHU, pull-through with 25 channel cable TV, and at site WIFI. I did not see any site that would definitely be satellite friendly. There may be a few. The WIFI worked fine, but that may have been because the park had only about 30 sites occupied. There are about 40 FHU sites and 30 W&E sites. The rest are just electric or no hookups, suitable mainly for tents. There are also about 15 cabins. We were on the upper level which has its own bathroom/shower building which is fairly new. There are also bathroom and showers by the office. All were clean. The office building has a game room in one wing and a laundry with about a dozen machines. There are plenty of recreational facilities and a pool with adjacent fountain park. Downtown Wisconsin Dells is just a mile (walking distance for some) down the road, and other area attractions are withing a couple miles. Great place as long as it is not crowded and you are not paying the summer rate.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We were curious about this park after seeing some of favorable reviews on this site. We stayed here one weeknight after Labor Day. We had a FHU, pull-through site. It did not have cable but did have WIFI that worked OK. The site was not level. From what I could decipher from looking at the park map handout, all sites have W&E, about 35 have sewer, 45 have cable, 30 are 50 Amp. Some sites are RT and some are back-to-back with the hookups at the rear of the sites. Figuring out which sites have what is confusing. I changed the total number of sites listed above to 110 because that is how many I counted on the map. The map also indicates an area for tenting. Many of the 30 or so customers in the park the night we were there appeared to be extended stay with maybe 5 customers checking in the day we did. The sites are grass and it seems that they were never graded and are therefore not very level. That along with the confusing array of site facility combinations lowers the park's rating. Being part of the town's municipal park, recreational facilities (playground equipment, and several baseball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, and a large swimming pool complex, etc.) are nearby. The bathroom and shower facilities are old and inadequate for a park this size that has over 50 sites without sewers. The laundry is 4 machines in the office.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Wee stayed here one week night the first week of September. We had a full hookup pull-through site with 60+ channel cable TV. We had some difficulty leveling the RV and positioning it so that tree branches would not scrape the rig. Those are the two major flaws here--the sites are not level and the trees need to be trimmed. The utilities and Wi-Fi worked fine. The laundry and bathrooms are old but clean. The pool was refreshing after a long day. There is also playground equipment. I've misplaced the site map so I can't break down the types of sites. I think they are all full hookup with cable TV and Wi-Fi. I think there are some sites that are satellite friendly; ours was not. The roads are gravel and/or dirt as are the sites. Of the 30 sites that were occupied, most appeared to be extended stay. We were maybe one of half a dozen transients. This is a convenient stop in mid-SD, but not a great park.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This has become a fairly regular stop for us in western SD. It is a good stop heading west after Badlands National Park, heading east before visiting the park, or as a base for spending several days exploring the park. Wall Drug is just a few minutes away on foot. We stayed here one week night after Labor Day. We had a full hookup, pull-through site with 60 channel cable TV. All of the RV sites are PT and about half are full hookups. The rest of the sites are mostly water & electric with a few having no hookups. There is also a tenting area. Most sites have cable TV. Many of the sites are satellite friendly, but some have trees blocking potential reception. The is a very small pool and a nice playground area. The owners are friendly and helpful. The park was about half full and the WI-FI worked fine for us in the RV. Bathrooms and laundry were good.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here for 4 days over the Labor Day Weekend. The park was not full: maybe abit more than half full. We had a level, FHU, pull-through site in the lower third of the park. There is no cable TV but most, but not all sites, are satellite friendly. The WiFi worked OK for us with only one disconnection in 4 days. There are about 35 PT sites which are narrow but a decent length. Bigger rigs will have to unhook. The rest of the RV sites are back-ins which vary in length from maybe 25' to over 40'. The roads are asphalt and the sites are gravel. The space between sites is a mixture of gravel/dirt/grass. The office/laundry building, the bathroom/shower facilities, the pool and play area, and the trolley stop are all at the front of the park. This can be a long, steep walk from many of the sites. We have been here numerous times over the years and this was the first time our visit was marred by other customers. We have never been here when there were so many ATVs and motorcycles. Every morning and evening there was a constant parade of loud and often speeding vehicles passing our site. This was both annoying and dangerous (due to the speeding well over the 5 mph limit). Where was management? I saw no reason to complain to the 70 year old female camp worker in the office and the owner is not around on weekends. I would stay again as long as I can be fairly close to the facilities and hope the noisy types aren't there again.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weeknight the last week of August. There are only 56 RV sites. About 20 sites are FHU with 50 Amp, a dozen FHU with 30 Amp, a dozen W&E with 20 Amp, and the rest have no hookups. Most sites are pull-through but there a about 20 back-ins. There are also several dozen tents sites and a couple cabins. We had a level, FHU, pull-through site on the upper level. We had 54 channel cable TV and at site WiFi. The only problem I had with our site was the sewer being at the entrance of the site. This is a big negative if you are towing and don't want to unhook. I saw several 30" stretches of sewer hose in use. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry are in the office building. There is also a game room with both a pool table and a ping-pong table in the "garage" part of the building. All these facilities are a bit old but in good condition and worked well. They have remodeled the pool area this year. In addition to renovating the pool, they replaced the old cement deck with a new one, installed a new fence, and put in new pool/patio furniture.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for two nights the final week of August. We had a level, FHU, pull-through site with 60+ cable TV and good at site WIFI. We have been here numerous times over the years, and we have always been satisfied with our site and the facilities. It is our park of choice in Buffalo. The roads and sites are gravel, and most are in a heavily treed area. There are about 10 open sites toward the rear of the park. If you want to have satellite reception, ask for one of these sites. The main bathrooms, showers, and a good size laundry are in the office building. There is also a modern trailer with additional bathrooms and showers near the open area sites. The park has some playground equipment and a nice pool. Within a couple blocks are several fast food places and local restaurants. Downtown Buffalo, with several historic buildings, is about a 20 minute walk.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This has become one of our favorite RV parks. We stayed here one weeknight the last week of August. We had a level, full hook up, pull-through with 60 channel cable TV and good WI-FI. Now that the family vacation season is over, there were only a dozen other customers in the park. The fewer other customers, the better chance of good WI-FI in many parks. See my review dated 9/13 for a description of the park's facilities and amenities. According to the owner, they may finally be done with their improvements. They don't have any more room for new sites or cabins. If you are not up to driving 10-12 hours in one day, this is a great place to stop between the Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
I have been here twice in recent years and have always been satisfied with the and facilities and services. However, giving this park a 10 as a previous reviewer did last October is ludicrous. Then again, he gives just about every park he goes to a 10. I've been here before and have always been satisfied with the service and facilities. We stayed here for four days including the final full weekend of August. Compared to the other 3 parks in town, we saved between $20 and $75 by staying here. I have stayed at 2 of the other 3 in town parks, and I feel their higher cost is not worth their being "better" parks. We had a Level, FHU, pull-through site with minimal cable TV (it is supposed to be 20+ channels but we cold only get 5), and OK WIFI at site. We were able to get roof satellite reception so the cable deficiency was no problem. Maybe half the sites appear to be satellite friendly. This is a unattractive, gravel lot on a motel property. Anything over 35' will have problems fitting in the sites and toads must be parked on the street. The laundry and bathhouse are old but OK. Big rigs and folks paranoid about "security" should avoid this park. Like the other parks, it is within walking distance of everything in town. However, this park is the closest to the center of town.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed here twice previously and again had a level, full hookup pull-through in the new section of the park. I want to reiterate that there are 2 distinct sections of this park. The older section is almost entirely very tight back-ins with lots of trees. The new section is about 30 sites in two rows of pull-throughs in the open. All roads and site pads are gravel, but the new sites have a cement strip along the pad and a nice patch of grass between sites. I believe that all sites have 60+ channel cable TV and Wi-Fi. Both of these worked well for us. I agree with a recent reviewer who complained about the cash only policy that was not mentioned when we made our reservation. Most reviewers have mentioned the convenient access to the Buffalo Bill Museum and downtown Cody. These are within walking distance as long as you can walk a mile or two round trip. The bathrooms (three buildings in different areas of the park) and laundry are OK. We would have stayed a second day but the site we had is now $43/night.
08/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
We were here 3 years ago and enjoyed the park enough to extend our stay to two days. Not this time. We stayed one weeknight in late August. They no longer accept PPA during the summer. We had a FHU, pull-through site. We had to reject the site we were first assigned because the sewer was at the front of the site: not good for many rigs. The hookups at the second site were positioned better. Most sites share a cement island the contains the utilities (WSE). In addition to the cement island being 4 or 5 inches high, the sewer is an additional 3 or 4 inches above the cement. That gives you a sewer 7+" above the ground: barely enough for gravity to do its thing. The roads and sites are gravel. There are a few small trees so most sites are satellite friendly. This is good since there is no cable TV and antenna reception is "iffy". They recently lost their WiFi antenna to the wind and it has not been repaired. The bathhouse and laundry are in a modern building with a nice lounge area that includes a TV that has cable from the motel. The park still has a great view of the "backside" of the Tetons. You are not going to see it from your site: just walk a 100' in the right direction.
08/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
We have been here a few times in the past, but decided give them another chance. We stayed here one weeknight in mid-August. We had a fairly level, full hook up, pull-through with 50+ channel cable TV and at site WI-FI that worked ok. This time, unlike last, we got a satellite friendly site as requested. Many of the 20 or so full hook up sites are not satellite friendly. The rest of the RV sites are water and electricity. There are also about a dozen tent sites and some cabins. Most RV sites are pull-throughs. Roads and sites are gravel. There are some trees between the full hook up sites, but the water and electricity sites are mostly in the open. My biggest issue on this visit was that, even though we had a reservation, the site we were assigned was being watered when we arrived. The office person who checked us in ran over and turned off the sprinkler as we approached the site. The entire rear, driver's side of the pad and site were soaked leaving mud and puddles where one does most of the setup connecting of the utilities. My shoes got wet and muddy while setting up because of this situation. A slightly lesser offense by the staff was letting people have campfires at this specific time. The nation's worst wildfire is raging just 50 miles to the west and the air is full of the smell and smoke. The sensible thing to do would have been to ban fires temporarily. The folks here just keep making dumb mistakes in the way they run the park. This is a decent park that needs to be run smarter
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed here several times over the years. Our last visit was in July, 2010. Everything in that review still stands. We had a level, FHU, pull-through site with 24 channel cable TV and good at site WIFI. Roads and sites are gravel. The laundry and bathrooms/showers were fine. We asked for and were given a satellite friendly site. There a lots of trees, so all sites are not satellite friendly. The pool was great on a hot day. The cafe still has limited breakfast and dinner items. With the exception of the high price ($43/night) we have always been pleased with this park.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here on a Saturday night in mid-August. We had a level, FHU, pull-through site. Cable TV was 70+ channels and the WIFI worked OK at site. We stayed here 6 years ago, and I still have the same problems with this park as I did back then. I agree with a recent reviewer who felt that the pool and laundry were too small for an almost 200 site park. The park had at least 50 empty sites the night we were there. While there are many extended stay customers, there were plenty of sites available for travelers. My biggest issue with the park is the large stones that make up the gravel pads. I consider them dangerous to walk on. The other problem is the general site design. While the sites are large (long and wide) the placement of the utilities, the pads, and the cement patios made it impossible for me to line up with the patio and reach the electric pole at the rear of the site with my 25' cord. I chose not to bring out an extension cord, so my exit door was 15' from the patio. Even then, I could barely reach the sewer with my regular hose. Only the water spigot was within a reasonable distance. While these problems may not bother folks who are here for weeks/months since they only have to set up once, it is a hassle for those of us staying just one night. I'll probably travel an extra hour or two east or west to avoid this hassle next time.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
I am not sure a previous reviewer is right when they say this park is only 11 years old. I seem to remember being here at least 12 years ago and that was our second visit. We stayed here on a Friday night in mid-August. Although lots of people checked in after us, the park was not full. There were probably a coupled dozen empty sites on a Friday. It may be the lack of 50 Amp service at most sites (only 12 sites are 50 Amp.) We had a level, FHU, pull-through site with good at site WIFI. There is no cable but most sites are satellite friendly. Roads and sites were paved. The sites are about 50/50 pull-through/back-in. Sites are spacious enough to park the toad but not necessarily keep it attached. The pool was very refreshing on a hot day. The laundry was a bit small with only 6 machines and average cost. I was disappointed to find this to be another park with bathrooms that needed to be cleaned more often. In spite of the negatives, I would stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We were looking forward to staying here after reading the mostly positive reviews on this site. We stayed here one weeknight in mid-August. We called that morning from the road and were told that there were only 5 sites left, and they were "first come, first served". We got there about 1PM and got a FHU site due to a cancellation. Our site was a back-in in loop B. Most sites are back-ins but there are about 15 horizontal pull-throughs. Roads and sites are asphalt. Our site was not level and was surrounded by large trees. I would say that most sites are not satellite friendly, but there are some that are more open. It may be our TVs, but I was unable to pick up any local stations with the antenna. Their handout has a listing of about a dozen available stations. The WIFI worked well for us. Others have mentioned the great views of the Columbia River, the biking and walking trail, the spacious sites, etc. I did not notice any of the recent great reviews even mention the bathrooms and showers. I found them to be not just dirty, but disgusting. Wet floors and toilet paper strewn about is one thing, but is there any excuse for not flushing? The location and views are a 9, but the RV facilities themselves are barely average except for large site size. Reservations are almost a must on weekends in the summer. I was unclear as to why we were told it was "first come, first served". Maybe they were talking about the 8 or so W&E sites in the marina parking lot. These sites are about a block north of the main RV park.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weeknight in mid-August. We had a level, full hookup, pull-through site with 27-channel cable TV in the front section of the park. This 75-site section of the park seems to be for transients. The rest of the park appears to be more for extended stay customers. Most of these customers were in expensive rigs. While walking through the permanent section of the park, I was bothered by the "neighborhood watch" signs. What would have happened if I wasn't and old white guy? The front section with all us travelers was much friendlier. The Wi-Fi was TengoInternet. I usually have problems connecting with TengoInternet but this system worked because it used a coded coupon to sign on to the Internet. Satellite reception depends on your site, so be sure to specify if you want a satellite friendly site. We had to pull all the way forward in our site to get reception. The two bathrooms I used were both dirty. Both the laundry and the pool are too small for a 400+ site park. The aloof attitude of the staff and regular customers made for an uncomfortable stay.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here one weeknight in mid-August. We had some problems getting here because I made some mistakes in my research. When trying to find the park on the map on this site, I assumed it was near the casino in Warm Springs right on US 26. In fact, it is 12 miles off 26 over a narrow, winding, up and down road that takes almost half an hour in a RV. We had a FHU, pull-through site with 23 channel cable TV. The Wi-Fi worked OK for us at the site. The roads and site are asphalt and our site and others I looked at were not level. Most of the sites are back-ins. Not all sites are satellite friendly due to trees. There are also about 20 large tee-pees that were very popular with families. The bathroom, showers and laundry were right by the tee-pees. I think that is why the bathrooms were so dirty. I must admit that the pool complex was amazing. It was the equivalent of a small water park. This pool complex is the draw. There are hundreds of non-camping customers here just for the pools (at a hefty price that is included in your site fee). This is a pool complex that has a RV park, not a RV park that has a pool. While most of the RV sites are much roomier than in most parks, the leveling issue and the utility placement are big negatives. The scenery is fantastic even though they just suffered a large wildfire in the area. I just don't think it is worth the 24 mile round trip off US 26 for an overnight stop.
08/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here one weeknight in mid-August. We had a level, pull-through site with 25 channel cable TV, and Wi-Fi that worked well for us at our site. About 1/3 of the sites are for tents and a dozen RV sites are taken by long-term/resident customers. That leaves maybe 40 sites for travelers. As recent reviewers have mentioned, the park and sites are average at best. Roads and sites are gravel. The bathrooms are old but OK. The laundry is surprisingly large (about 16 machines), but that is because it is open to the public. The pool is small. Except for the back-in sites taken by residential customers, most sites have some trees and are probably not satellite friendly. There are some stores and eateries within a mile of the park. OK park but not for $37/night.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here the second Sunday in August. We had the cheapest type of site - a FHU, 40' back-in. All roads and sites are paved. My site needed one board to level. From their map, it looks about 50/50 between pull-through and back-ins. I believe all sites have 24 channel cable TV and WIFI. Our connection was fine until about 10PM when it suddenly lost connectivity. It was as if somebody turned it off in the office. The indoor pool looks nice but is much too chlorinated for me. The bathroom and laundry facilities (two buildings besides the bathrooms in the pool building) are fine. While I understand all the glowing accolades other reviews have given this park, all the pretty flower don't make up for the shortcomings like mediocre number of cable channels, unreliable WIFI, unusable pool, and leveling issues.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here the second weekend of August and had a level, FHU, pull-through site with 26 channel cable TV and WIFI. We initially had a problem connecting to the WIFI, but after we explained the situation, the staff re-booted the system, and it was fine until we left on Sunday morning. Most sites are satellite friendly. About 100 sites are pull-through, and the other 50 are back-ins along three outer edges of the park. The roads and sites are paved with some grass between the sites. Most (about 2/3) of the customers are long term. Quite a few of these appear to be living in the park. This makes for a very crowded, almost always full park during the summer. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are in the same building as the office. While the laundry is a good size (at least 6 of each machine), the bathrooms are not adequate for a park this size. The pool was nice but, again, small for an often full park. Besides the 90 store Outlet Mall next door, there are several eateries within walking distance plus fast food places and a Super Walmart across the interstate. The park seems to have a full recycling program - I am just not used to co-mingling all recyclables (except glass) in one dumpster. My rating is lowered because of how cramped the park is, the slightly high cost per night, and the mediocre number of cable channels.
08/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
We did not stay here. We stopped here twice the first full week of August - once as we traveled south along the coast and once as we headed back north a few days later. Both days we stopped here were weekdays. Both times we were told that both of these county parks' FHU sites were booked for the days we stopped. The sites and facilities looked fine and most empty sites had orange cones in them signifying that they were reserved. This place is very popular with ATVers. So, I would advise anyone wanting to stay at either of these parks during the summer should reserve well ahead of your planned arrival. Reservations on their website must be made 2 weeks prior to your planned stay.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We decided to spend what should be our last night on the Oregon coast in Winchester Bay. We tried the two county parks across the street but their FHU sites were fully booked. We managed to get one of the last available sites here on a Thursday in early August. We had a FHU, pull-in site with 70+ channel cable TV and WIFI that worked well for us at site. I believe all sites are FHU with cable and WIFI. There are some differences in types of sites otherwise: pull-through, back-in, pull-in, ocean view, exterior, interior, and so on. Prices range from $35 (our interior site) to $42 (ocean view). All roads and sites are paved. Our site needed some leveling. The 2 bath/shower/laundry buildings are modern and spacious. There are few trees of any size so satellite reception should be available at most sites. There is a lot of attractive landscaping but, at our site, the rose bush has grown to the point where access to the water spigot requires being a contortionist. Not good for people who have reached a certain age. For some RVs the utilities may be poorly placed. It seems that the majority of sites are taken by extended stay customers. I would imagine that booking an ocean side site for a night on short notice is nearly impossible. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the restaurants, gift shops, etc. in the harbor. There is nothing recreational in the park but you can walk to the shore in just a few minutes.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weeknight in early August. After a week on the Oregon coast we had come to expect crowded RV parks. For some reason this one was not crowded at all. In fact, I don't think there were more than 20 sites occupied. The owner said that quite a few of his regular summer customers had not come in this year. He was very pleasant and helpful. We had a fairly level FHU, pull-through site with 70+ channel cable TV and Wi-Fi that worked fine for us. The bathrooms were old but clean. The laundry had 6 machines. They were old and a bit grungy looking on the outside but clean on the inside. The roads and sites are gravel. You can walk to the ocean, Rogue Jet Boats office, and a place to eat but the main part of town is about a mile away. We saw only one aircraft use the air strip next to the park. While we enjoyed our stay here we might try the other in town park if we come this way in the future.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here on a weeknight in early August. We had a FHU, pull-through site with a view of Coos Bay out our front window. Included in the fee was 60+ channel cable TV and at the site Wi-Fi that worked well for us. Roads and sites are asphalt and it does not appear the the land was properly leveled before the asphalt was poured. The roads and many sites are wavy/uneven to the naked eye. The restrooms/showers and laundry are in the same building as the office and are very good. These facilities are superior to those in most 100 site RV parks. There are about a dozen machines in the laundry and the bathrooms for each gender have 3 or 4 toilets and large shower stalls. Although the casino hotel indoor pool is available to the RV park guests, it is about a 10 minute walk to get to it. Even if you take the shuttle to the hotel entrance, it is at least a 100 yard walk through the hotel to get to the pool. So there is not much for kids in the RV park. Additionally, fires and charcoal grill are not allowed according to their handout. The "wavy" asphalt sites and lack of recreational facilities (OK, there are a couple horseshoe pits) in the park lower my rating. They do have a large dumpster at the north end of the park for many varieties of recycling.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weeknight in early August. We had a full hook up, back-in site with 60 channel cable TV and WI-FI that worked well for us at the site. I believe all hookup sites have cable TV, but I don't know if the WI-FI reaches all the sites. Our site needed some leveling and it appeared that many sites were not completely flat and/or level. The sites were mostly gravel and close to each other. You are not going to get a long, wide, private site in this park. There are 34 full hook ups, back-in sites in the trees with 20/30/50 amp service. There are another 25 full hook ups sites in the open which would be good for satellite service. There are an additional 20+ water/electric sites with either 20 or 30 amp service in the trees. On the river, there are 12 "premium" full hook ups, back-in sites and 13 dry camping sites. As others have noted, the better sites are hard to get in season. All the hookup sites were taken the night we were here. It appears that most sites are taken for weeks or months in the season. The bathrooms and showers get a lot of traffic and a barely adequate. The on site laundry is OK. It is a short walk (you walk by the fishing boast docks) to the "old town" of Florence. Yes, it is mostly restaurants, bars, and gift shops, but there is some history to be had if you pay attention to the plaques on some of the buildings along the walkways. We were happy with the site we had in the park and enjoyed a couple hours of walking around the harbor and "old town".
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent the first weekend of August here - 2 days in the Annex and in the main RV park. This is a big, busy park and you usually need advance reservations to stay here on weekends. This park has lots of extended stay customers and mobs of weekenders. The dry camping lot must have had 30 RVs parked in it Friday and Saturday. By Sunday evening there were only 3. We had a FHU, back in site in the Annex with 25 channel cable TV. The WI-FI does not reach the 50 site Annex. Many sites are not level because they are grass/gravel. Some sites are not satellite friendly in this section. The bathrooms and showers are old and dingy. The laundry is a 2 block walk in the main section. That is where you have to o to get the Wi-Fi. We were able to move to the main RV park and got a FHU, pull-through site with the same 25 channel cable TV. This site was fairly level and was open for satellite reception. Most sites in the main section are satellite friendly. All the sites and roads are paved. It is about half pull-throughs and half back-ins. Many of the PTs were long enough to stayed hooked up and many of the BIs were wide enough to park the toad on the side. After 2 days of not having Wi-Fi in the RV, I was disappointed to find that I could connect, but the Wi-Fi was not strong enough to do anything. It took me 10 minutes to bring up this site's main page, and then another few to get to an RV park listing, but I could not do review.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We wanted to stay at a different park in the area for a change of pace. Unfortunately, the other park did not answer their phone. We stayed here for maybe the 4th time over the years. We were here the first weeknight of August and had a FHU, pull-through site with 60+ channel cable TV. Our site, as most sites are, was satellite friendly. The roads and sites are paved, but most sites (as noted by many reviewers) are not level. The WIFI worked OK for us at our site. There is shopping and several restaurants within walking distance. While there is a 24 hour shuttle to the casino, it is only a 10-15 minute walk away. The park has no recreational amenities. The restrooms and laundry are adequate. This is an OK park except for the leveling and sewer placement issues mentioned by others.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weeknight in late July. We had a full hook up, back-in site with 60 channel TV and WI-FI that worked well for us. We had to do some leveling with one board. For some reason, the cable did not work on our second (bedroom) TV. I asked the check in guy if he knew what the problem could be and he managed to get a handful of channels. No problem as long as one TV worked. Most Sites are satellite friendly, but a couple are not because of trees. The sites are gravel and a bit tight. Several restaurants in the harbor (as well as the main street of Garibaldi) are within walking distance. One of the motel rooms has been converted into two bathrooms (toilet, sink, and shower) and a 4 machine laundry. This is adequate for a 40 site RV park with only self contained units. These harbor set RV parks give you plenty to walk around and look at. A lot of customers appear to be here for extended stays. There was only one empty site the night we stayed so you may want to call ahead for reservations in season.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weeknight in late July. We had a level, FHU, pull-through site with 60+ channel cable TV and at site WI-FI that worked for us. This is a fairly large park, and most of the customers appear to be extended stay. Most of the license plates were local (OR and WA), but I don't know if these were residences or weekend get-a-way places. I don't think there were a dozen empty sites the night we were here. The roads are paved, and the site pads are gravel with a decent stretch of grass/weeds between you and your neighbor. The bathroom/shower and shower facilities were OK. While there are lots of trees, there are some sites that are satellite friendly. Be sure to ask for a satellite friendly site if you want one. The park lacks any on site recreational facilities so I think families with kids would be bored here. The interstate exit less than a mile away has plenty of shopping and eateries.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a fairly new casino RV park, and we stayed here one weeknight in late July. You have to check in at the casino hotel. This is always a hassle. We had a FHU pull-through with 60+channel cable and adequate at site WIFI. Most sites are satellite friendly. The park was only about half full. There are 26 back-ins and 18 pull-throughs with grass between RV pads. The roads and sites are paved but most of the sites appear to be slanted. The sites are a decent width and a few are long enough for those who don't want to unhook. Like the park, the building housing the laundry, bathrooms, and showers is modern. There are no recreational amenities in the park, but the casino hotel's indoor pool and exercise room are available to RV customers. This is a nice new park that loses points for the lack of in park check in office and other amenities.
07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here the final Sunday of July and had a level, gravel, FHU, back-in site across from the office. Most of the sites are pull-throughs on grass in the back of the park. They no longer have cable TV, but we were able to get roof satellite reception. Many, but not all sites appear to be satellite friendly. The Wi-Fi from our site was fine after the owner rebooted the system at our request. The park is up for sale and the owners are cutting back on what is offered (for example, there are no longer showers or cable TV) and their season. They are open 5 months this year but plan on only being open 3 months next year. We have stayed here several times in the past and enjoy the park but the new limitations do lower the rating. As others have noted, $35/night is a bit high for a park without showers or cable. I do not lower a park's rating because there is a trailer park next to it. The shopping across the street (including a full service supermarket) is very handy.
07/2013
rating [ 3/10 ]
We stayed here the final weekend of July because the other parks we called in the area were booked. We have been here before and didn't want to pay KOA prices for 2 days. We had a level, FHU pull-through site with 60+ channel cable TV and good WIFI. This park is more campground than RV park. Only about 25 sites are really adequate for today's RV. There were more tents in the park than RVs and, of the RVs, more popups and small trailers than larger RVs. In addition to the 90 sites with some type of hookups, there are dozens of no hookup tent sites and a dozen cabins. My biggest complaint is that when we called the 800 number for reservations we got a message saying we could make reservations through the website. What about somebody who doesn't have a computer or access to the internet. When we called the non-800 number we were told to leave a message. We called the 800 number again and got the same message again. The message I got is that you can't make reservations here by phone. Apparently you must you use the internet. Fortunately we did have access where we were at the time we were trying to make the reservations. This is just wrong. I did not bring this topic up with the staff while I was there for fear of losing my cool. My only dealings with the staff revealed a rather snippy "we know best" attitude. I don't think so.
07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here one weeknight in late July. We had a level, FHU pull-through site with 60+ channel cable TV and adequate Wi-Fi on site. Our view was across the water (about 20 yards away) with a snow capped Mt. Baker gleaming in the the distance. You can see Mt. Ranier from other areas of the park. The sites are gravel and weeds/grass. We were in the west section of the park where the sites were roomier than those in the east section. The bathrooms are OK, but they have pay showers. There is a small (4 machines, I think) laundry. As others have noted, the marina, restaurants, shops, and all of downtown Port Townsend is within walking distance. We were lucky to reserve a site with just a few days notice. During the summer season, reservations are a must. The park itself is probably only a 5, but the location adds at least a point.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weeknight in late July. We were here 4 years ago. We had a FHU back-in site. The back-ins can be difficult due to their length, utility placement, and not being perfectly level. I had to use one board. The cable TV was 60+ channels, and many sites are satellite friendly. The WIFI worked well for us but that may be because the park was less than half full. As others have noted there is an indoor spa, a large dock across the road (US 101), plus access to the beach (at low tide). If you are not here for the boating and fishing, there is nothing to do here. You can't even go for a walk because the highway does not have adequate shoulder room to walk along the road. Even though it was not full when we were there, this is a small, popular park so I would advise reservations in season.
07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
After bypassing this park back in 2009 because it was not completed (it was open), we stayed here one late July weeknight. We had a level, FHU pull-through. We were given only a hard to read computer printout of the park map and instructions concerning the internet at check-in. After driving what seemed like half a mile to our assigned site, we found it to be in the heavily treed section of the park. We had asked for a satellite friendly site, so that was not acceptable. We were then given an open site a couple hundred yards from the office/laundry/pool/restroom area. With so few RVs in the park (maybe 50 of the 300+ sites occupied), I don't know why they originally put us so far away and in the trees. As I was setting up, I noticed that the water was yellowish - even after running the water for 10 minutes. The office assured me that the water was tested, safe, and would not stain anything. I did a load of laundry that turned out fine. Later in the evening most of the yellow hue was gone. Since there was only one other RV with in 3 rows of our site, it must have taken a while for the "bad" water to clear the system. There is no cable TV (local provider does not service this area), but many sites are satellite friendly. Their WIFI provider is Tengo. Since I usually have trouble with Tengo and the sign on procedure appeared tedious, I did not bother with the WIFI. Except for those three issues (Wi-Fi cable, and water) the parks facilities and amenities are fine. Then there is the noise issue. The park is located between a busy rail line and I-5. It did not bother us too much, but obviously bothers a lot of folks. I think that the noise issue is why they don't have more long term or seasonal customers. I think that was their original goal (to have lots of extended stay customer), but the noise was too much for too many potential customers. If you don't mind the noise, can use Tengo, have your own satellite dish and trust the water, this park isn't bad.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We haven't been here in over 10 years. We stayed here for one weekday night in late July. We had a level, FHU, pull-through site with 50 channel cable TV and good at site Wi-Fi. Many sites have large trees so be sure to ask for a satellite friendly site if you want reception. I think the roads were paved and the sites gravel. Like many KOAs, there is a great variety of site types. There are tent sites, back-ins, pull-throughs, FHU and W&E, etc. The main reason for so many non-sewer sites is that they can't have sewers in the riverside (Yakima River) sites. There are several playgrounds plus a volleyball net, several horseshoe pits, and both a regular and a kiddie pool. There is a second bathhouse in addition to the facilities in the main building which also contains the laundry. These bath facilities are OK. There are some places to eat just across the interstate at this exit. However, it is not a safe walk due to traffic. At $40/night, the rate is just a bit high.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night the second half of July. We had a level, FHU pull-through site with 40 channel cable TV and good at site WIFI. Most sites in the park are FHU pull-throughs. There are about 2 dozen back-ins, 30 tent sites, and half a dozen cabins/lodges. Roads and sites are gravel. Since there are quite a few trees, satellite reception is doubtful for most sites. Site size is OK, but larger rigs will probably have to unhook. The main bathrooms, showers, and laundry are in a separate building near most of the RV sites in the rear of the park. They are OK. There is an average size pool, a playground, and a basketball court. The park is over a mile north of the interstate. There are no stores or eateries close, so you will need to drive to shop or eat. The young ladies staffing the office seemed to know only how to check people in and sell the store merchandise.
07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here one night in July. St. Regis is just west of a couple of small wildfires right now so there was some smell of fire but no visible smoke while we were there. Our FHU gravel site was fairly level, but we saw many that were not. Many of the sites will not hold a large RV and toad. Our 33'Class C just fit in our site. We did not have cable and only some sites are satellite friendly. The WIFI was OK at our site. The pool was nice on a hot day. All this adds up to a barely above average RV park. Where do all the 9s and 10s come from? The owner offers a discount for a great review on this site. Last summer there were 11 reviews giving this park 9s and 10s from reviewers with only 1 or 2 other reviews on this site. The park owner introduces you to this site and has you give a great review. You then get a discount. To quote a line from the old "In Living Color" TV show: "Homey don't play dat!" So I did not get the discount.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here on a mid-July weekend. This continues to be our RV park of choice in the area. It is a large, full service (FHU, 70+ channel cable TV, at site WIFI, a swimming pool, and a cafe). It is definitely a destination park for many locals looking for a weekend getaway with the family. We had a level, pull-through FHU site with the aforementioned cable and WIFI. The park also has around 16 cabins and about 3 dozen tent sites. These are clustered in the center of the park. Roads and most sites are gravel, but some sites do have cement pads. The park is heavily treed, but there are some sites that are satellite friendly. Be sure to ask if satellite reception is important to you. Most sites are FHU, but some are only W&E. Yes, there is also a trailer park at the far end of the KOA. I saw no sign that it caused any problems for the RV customers. There is almost any kind of store you might need for shopping and plenty of fast food within a mile of the park.
07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here on a weeknight in mid-July. We had a level, FHU site with good, at site WiFi. We had requested an open site for satellite reception and were given one in the center of the park. I changed the listing above to "No Cable". According to the owner, they were flooded out a couple years ago and were unable to replace the cable. The roads and sites are gravel and the bathrooms and laundry are old but adequate. The only problem we had was with a member of the staff (part owner?). The younger woman who checked us and took us to the site was fine. The older gentleman (original owner since 1968) was friendly and interesting. However, the middle aged woman (his daughter-in-law, I believe), was not friendly and rather rude at one point. She yelled at one elderly customer at the pool because their umbrella pole was broken and would not stay attached in a light breeze. Later, I tried to engage her in conversation about the park and she was very curt with her answers. Fortunately, the owner jumped in with some interesting stories. I think this is the women who ticked off a previous reviewer. She shouldn't be doing a job that requires good customer service.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We usually stay at a park in Glendive, MT when we are in this area but it closed a few years ago. We stayed here one weekday night in mid-July. We had a level FHU, pull-through site with 70+ channel cable TV, and free, at site WiFi (the best we've had on this trip so far). The roads and sites are gravel and dirt and the park is heavily treed. I don't know if there is a single site in the park that is satellite friendly. There is a small playground and a nice pool. The pool area is fenced and the water was warm but still refreshing on a fairly hot day. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are old but adequate. My only problem was the tree sap. I have no problem with cottonwood "snow" but the sap covers everything. According to the owner, it is a visible mist at times. All the ground debris (dirt, leaves, and pebbles) gets so saturated with the sap that it sticks to your footwear. We had to scrap this muck off our shoes every time we returned to the RV. As I unhooked the next morning, I had to wipe off all my hoses, cords, and cables. This is a nice park except during "sap" season.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is the first time we have stayed in the Medora area in decades. We tent camped in TRNP back in the late 1970s. We had a FHU, pull-through site. We were able to get satellite reception but not that many sites in the park are satellite friendly. This is a city run park and handles everything from tents to big rigs. Most of the RV sites are pull-throughs but they vary from W&E with 20 A to FHU with 50 A. The roads and sites are gravel. The site length and width varies. There is a small laundry with cheap machines and the bathrooms are old but usable. We were happy with our site and the park overall. You pass the city park (playgrounds, ball fields and courts, large pool, etc.) on the way into the campground. The city park pool is available for $2/day.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is our first time here in 3 years and, once again, I must disagree with those who give this park a 10. We had a FHU, pull-through site with 70+ channel cable TV. Most sites in the south side of the park are pull-through but most sites on the north side of the park are back ins. I still say most of the sites I have seen are not level. I've had to use at least one board every time I have been here. The WIFI was not working and has been down for a while. They apologized for the inconvenience and said you could use get the internet at the lodge. They should have offered a couple buck discount off their $50/night fee as a bit of good customer relations. I still say that the "grass" between the sites is more weeds and dirt than grass. The pool and other recreational facilities are great. The bathhouse and laundry facilities (one building on each side of the park) are barely adequate for a park this size. In addition to the RV sites, there are about 3 dozen cabins.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here on a Sunday night in mid-July. I changed the number of sites to 94 which is what is shown on their handout map. There are also several group tenting areas and 5 camping cabins. The park was less than half full. We had a FHU, pull-through site with 24 channel cable and excellent (best of the trip) in RV WiFi included in the nightly fee. This appears to define most of the sites with the exception about a dozen sites being back-ins. The roads and RV pads are gravel. Our site was level. I can't speak for every site but my visual inspection leads me to believe most sites are fairly level. The reasonably priced laundry shared a building with some arcade games and a pool table. The bathrooms were older but very clean. We encountered our first cool (upper 60s) day of this trip so we didn't use the pool. It was smallish but looked very clean. Their cafe served good food at a reasonable price. We would definitely stay here again if it fit our travel schedule. The owners were very nice and seemed intent on providing a customers with good service.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This has been our preferred Mitchell area RV park for years. We stayed here on a Saturday night in mid-July. Rate listed is PPA. We called a few days earlier to reserve a site and were glad we did; they were turning people away by 4PM. You should probably call ahead anytime during the summer since this is a small, but popular park that fills up regularly. There are also a number of extended stay customers so the number of sites available on any given night could be minimal. We had a FHU, pull-through site with 70 channel cable TV. We were unable to connect to the WIFI because we were in a site that is one of the farthest from the office. The pool was refreshing on a hot, humid day.
07/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stayed here on Friday night in mid-July. It has been at least 10 years since we have stayed here and I did not really remember much about the facilities. The previous reviews paint a much rosier picture than what I experienced. It is true that you get a FHU pull-through site for just $10 but that is where the positives end. For just $10, I don't expect much more than FHU. There are no bath or shower facilities for the RVers. There is no cable TV or at site Wi-FiI. The big problem I had was how out of level almost every site was. The slants of the cement pads front to back and side to side were visible to the naked eye. If you do not have automatic levelers (even then, good luck) on your rig, you will need multiple boards to get anywhere near level. I doubt that I will stay here again unless I know I can get one of the few reasonably level sites.
07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
After reading the previous reviews and checking out the website, we were looking forward to staying here. We were very disappointed. We made a reservation a week prior to our arrival and were assigned site 78. The night before our arrival we saw an e-mail from the park saying that if we want any discounts we should call 24 hours prior to arrival because that is when they charge your credit card. Why wasn't this disclosed when we made the reservation? We arrived about 2 P.M., checked in, and went to site 78. It was being doused with water by a sprinkler. The cement pad was flooded, and the surrounding grass was soaked. I did not appreciate having to turn off the sprinkler, move the hose off the pad, and set up under man-made soggy conditions. Strike 2. After setting up we went over to enjoy their nice pool. This when we found out that the WIFI is only available near the office. Even next to the office the service would drop. Their brochure says there is in RV WIFI reception. Strike 3. The park's sites (FHU with 50 channel cable TV on wide cement pads with lots of space between sites), the setting (lots of grass, a well designed central pond, and trees surrounding the property), and the above utilities and amenities are good with the exception of the WIFI. There is a bathhouse with an all-in-one room (shower, stall, sink) for each gender. It also has 2 washers and dryers. They built a very good park, but don't know how to run it. I felt cheated out of a few bucks off the $47 fee, was not happy having to "unsprikle" my site, and disappointed in not getting the advertised in RV WIFI. They need to show better customer service and learn how to manage maintenance and their services (WIFI). This park is not worth the $47 we paid for one night.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the third summer in a row that we have stayed here. We probably would not have come this far north on this trip but they offered us 2 free nights in the RV park based on last year's visit. We stayed two weekday nights during the second week of July. The park was about half full while we were here. They seem to have more extended stay customers than they used to. We had a FHU, back-in site with 50 channel cable TV and free at site WI-FI. I believe that describes all the RV sites. Most site are open enough for satellite reception. There are also about 40 chalets at the eastern edge of the RV park. As noted previously, this can be a extremely crowded park when it is anywhere near full. This is almost always the situation on summer weekends. Call ahead if you want to be here on a weekend. This is as good an RV resort as there is in this area of the country. With a potential customer base of over 1,000 people, they could use a second pool near the chalets.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is our 3rd year in a row staying here. Most of what I said in my previous review still holds. We stayed on a Monday night in July and the park was maybe a third full. Most of those were extended stay customers. We had a FHU, pull-through site. To clarify my last review per a conversation I had with one of the extended stay customers. Even though the long PT sites have 2 separate sets of W&S utilities but 2 electric boxes (one box is 30 Amp, the other is 50 Amp)in the middle of the site, only one RV is put in each site. She also said the park was packed over the weekend. So, you may want to call ahead if you plan on staying here over a summer weekend. As indicated by signs near the park entrance, you check in at the liquor store in the blue building. There is no shade, cable, or laundry. Most sites are open for satellite. The WiFi worked OK for us. We were able to enjoy the pool on a warm day.
07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here for one night the Sunday after the 4th of July. There were only about a dozen sites occupied. After reading the initial review of this park, we were curious as to what it was like. You do have to check in at the hotel. This situation is always a pain. We were given nothing but our receipt by the hotel clerk. We were not guided to the site. We only knew where to go, because I could see the other RVs in the RV park from where I had parked a couple hundred yards from the hotel entrance. A guy in a golf cart was at the site when we got there. He unlocked the electric box, since they padlock them when not in use. He gave us card keys for the bathhouse and side hotel doors. He also gave us a small piece of paper with the phone numbers of local shuttles and taxis. The sites and utilities are not bad. There are 49 sites of which 34 are pull-throughs. Most of these have new, round, plastic and metal picnic tables and iron pedestal BBQ grills. Most of the back-in sites do have these tables and/or grills. For the campfire lovers, all sites have large fire pits made of brick with a metal liner. The PT sites are fairly long and should be able to handle all but the longest rigs. The spacing between site is decent. The roads are asphalt and the site pads are gravel. About half a dozen sites have double, 30" wide cement strips to park on. Our back-in site was fairly level, but I can't really say how level the rest of the sites are. There is no cable TV, but all sites appear to be satellite friendly. I did not try the WI-FI, but a neighbor said that he could not connect to the internet inside his RV, but could do so outside the RV. There is a small playground and the hotel's indoor pool area is available to customers in the RV park. The bathhouse is modern and includes a couple of reasonably priced washers and dryers, I noticed that the water from the showers does go out onto the floor of the rest of the men's room. While the RV park is not "resort" quality, the entire casino complex probably is. There are none of the usual RV club discounts. Add that to the lack of cable TV and "iffy" WI-FI and this park is not worth $40/night. I would probably not return at this price.
05/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
After by-passing this park at least 60 times over the past 15+ years, we finally stopped here. We checked in at the Boomland gift shop a couple hundred yards to the west of the RV park. We were given a receipt and told to pick out a site. There were only about a dozen sites occupied and they all appeared to be extended stay (if not permanent). There is an office at the RV park - it is in the front part of a house that the RV park surrounds in a U-shape, but I don't know often it is staffed. We stayed here on the final Friday of May and had a FHU, pull-through site. I believe that describes all sites. There is no WIFI or cable TV. The sites on the east and west sides of the park have the hook-ups at the rear of the sites, so we took a site on the west side of the park where the hook-ups were more forward in the sites. The roads and sites are gravel, grass, and dirt. Our site wasn't too bad, but many looked unlevel. The only amenity in the park is an old brick bath/shower building. I thought the men's room was dirty. As others have mentioned, $12 is a great price for FHU, but that just makes the park acceptable to stay in for a night.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We decided to try this park for a change of pace on our way back north from 3 weeks in Louisiana. We were unable to get a spot the last Wednesday of May but did get in the next night. We were given a site in the west side of the park row of 10 pull-throughs. These sites seemed to be used for transient trvelers. Most of the rest of the park's sites are back-ins with the exception of some end of row pull-throughs. Many of these are occupied by extended stay customers. All sites are FHU with minimal (15 channel) cable TV. Most sites appear to be satellite friendly. The roads are asphalt and the sites are a combination of ashphalt and (in the middle) concrete. The width of the sites is OK, but the length/depth may be too short for some larger rigs. They are almost finished building about 50 new sites across the street. It appears that this area will have its' own bath/shower facility. If not, it will be a long walk neccesitating crossing a street to get to the existing facility. Another good thing is that there is a large, full service RV dealership across the street. This is great if you need some work done (and can get an appointment). If all you need to do is purchase something, it is just a 5 minute walk from the RV park.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night in late May. Rate is PPA. We were on the south side of the park. The sites here are good sized pull-throughs with cement pads and full hookups. The cable TV is only about 10 channels, and some of those do not come in clearly. Most sites on the south side of the park are satellite friendly. The north side sites are also cement pull-throughs but mostly in the trees and do not have cable. A previous reviewer stated that the sites are gravel. The only gravel sites I saw were the 8 or so back-in sites right in front of the office. All the other sites have cement pads. Since we were only 200' from the office and there were only about 40 RVs in the park, we were able to get the WIFI at our site. Maybe half the RVs here appear to be extended stay customers. The office/lodge/laundry building is modern and your best bet for WIFI. The pool and surrounding patio are nice but small for a park this size. If able, take the paved river walk north to the bridge. This park might be claustrophobic if anywhere near full.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects free night coupons, 5 days on PPA, and GS discounts. We stayed here two seperate weeks: one included the Mother's Day weekend and the other included the Memorial Day weekend. Our site was a level, cement pull-through, FHU, with 60+ channel cable TV. This describes mosts sites but there are about 30 back-ins and 30 cabins. The Wi-Fi worked well at our site most of the time but was a little slow on the busy weekends. The staff was unable to keep the bathrooms very clean because of the crowds. My main problem with this otherwise very good RV park, is the way that their management continues to fail to enforce their own safety rules. In particular: many drivers often excede the posted 10 MPH limit by 10+ MPH. Many customers also break the rule about only licensed golf cart drivers. I've seen children under 10 behind behind the wheel. I guess the resort is afraid to lose the business of a bunch of self-important customers at the risk of the safety of eveybody else. Money rules.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here 5 nights in mid-May on their off the website coupon for "pay 3, get 2 free". The rate would have been lower but 2 of the "pay" days were Friday and Saturday ($25/night). Unlike last fall, we were able to get the site we knew fit our RV perfectly from a level and the placement of the hookups standpoint. Too many of the sites have an upward slant and sewers that are too far forward. Our site was a FHU, pull-through with 60+ channel cable TV and Wi-Fi that worked well. The weekend we were there was full do to several local schools having graduation and folks staying and celebrating at the resort. The large number of families resulted in the bath/shower facilities being overwhelmed and I had to mark them as being unclean. The park also has almost 100 cabins and chalets in addition to the 110 RV sites. So, when this place is full, there can be as many as 1,000 people in the park. If you are planning to stay on a weekend, you may want to check ahead to see if the park will be crowded. When the park is not too full it is a great park except for the leveling and utility placement problems.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Once again this park met our needs perfectly. It is a relatively inexpensive park with FHU sites that also have free 60+ channel cable TV and WIFI that works OK at the site. The sites themselves consist of a cement pad and patio. Most sites are unlevel front to back and too short to park without unhooking the toad. They are wide enough to use awnings and slides but not really roomy. Many of the utility posts and pads are old and in need of repair or replacemnt. The pool is small but OK for a quick cool off in warm weather. The 4 machine laundry and the bath/shower facilities are inadequate for a 67 site park. There is only one room for each sex that consists of a shower, toilet, and sink.
05/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
Nightly rate shown is based on a "free night" coupon we received in the mail. Last fall we drove through this park and I reviewed this park as an update to the condition of the park post 2011 flood damage. The renovations appear to be almost complete. The sites are in great shape with new power and water hookups. All sites are cement pad with FHU and 30-40 (many redundant) channel cable TV. There is still no WiFi but you may be able to get it in the casino hotel lobby. There is still no RV park office so you have to check in at the hotel. The "new" building in the park is very deceptive. When we arrived it appeared to be a fairly nice structure with a laundry room in the middle of the building and 3 bathroom/shower rooms on each side of the building. When I went around to the back of the "building" I saw that the front and sides were just facades. The back was open revealing 3 trailers. These trailers contained the 2 sets of bathroom/showers facilities on each side of the building and the laundry room in the middle of the building. By the next morning they were enclosing the back of the "building". There is no indication that there will ever be a new RV park office. While the renovated RV sites are nice, the faux bath/laudry facilities, no in park WiFi, and lack of an office lower my rating for this park.
05/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here for one night Rate is with a casino card and the Good Sam discount. We encountered a couple problems this time that we did not have during our last visit. This time we were unable to connect to their Wi-Fi even though there were only about a dozen RVs in the park. The building containing the laundry, bathrooms/showers, and a TV lounge smelled bad. It was kind of a funky/musty/moldy odor which lasted our entire 20 hour stay. This is a decent park but a bit out of the way since it is a 10+ mile round trip off I-55. Southbound, it is the last full service RV park until the Memphis area.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our first stop of this year's travel season. The new owners seems very nice. The park still has the same excellent facilities - FHU, 70 channel cable TV, and at site Wi-Fi in a forested setting by a lake. As long as the new owners keep the park up, I am hoping to keep this as our go to first and last stop on our twice a year trips south.
11/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We unexpectedly stayed here one weekday night during the first week of November. It was our second stay here on our fall trip. I had to wait until now (2/13) to submit a second review due to the 90 day waiting period between reviews. The main reason I am doing a second review so close to my last review of the park is that the park has evidently finally put in a WI-FI system that can be connected to from your RV. There is now an antenna/router on the roof of the office, and we were able to connect from a site in the middle of the south part of the park. There were only a couple dozen other RVs in the park so I have no way of knowing how good this new system will be with a heavy user load. As usual, we had a FHU, pull-through site in the south section of the park. This section also has cable hookups. As noted in previous reviews the channel selection is minimal (10 channels) and not all channels come in clearly. While most sites in the south section of the park are satellite friendly, the north section is heavily treed and does not have cable. If possible, take the mile plus riverwalk path north to beyond the bridge.
10/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here the last weekend of October to visit my nephew who is currently stationed at Ft. Hood. We had a FHU pull-through site that was satellite friendly. There are enough trees that many sites are not satellite friendly. There are many extended stay customers. Out of 75 sites, I say only about 15 that appeared to be occupied by transient customers. Only 3-4 of those appeared to be at the park to attend the main event (The Southwest Donkey and Mule Society Show - I am not kidding!) at the EXPO Center this particular weekend. It seemed like most of the extended stay folks were working in the area rather than RVers simply spending weeks or months in one RV park. The park itself isn't bad. As a former KOA, it has a nice looking pool (air temps too cold to use the pool) and a children's playground. They still have the iconic "A" frame building with the office, bathrooms, laundry, and some additional space they are currently renovating (into what, I don't know). Unfortunately, they did not give us any park handout so I have no map to reference. They have about 5 rows of sites which are mostly pull throughs. Some of the roads are asphalt and some are gravel. The sites are just wide enough but not long enough for big units with tow vehicles. Other than the EXPO Center, the park is not convenient to much else. There is a motel next door with a steakhouse in front of it. If you want to stay here for just a night or two, I'd call ahead because of how few sites seem to be available for travelers.
11/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
As usual, we stayed here on the first and last nights of our 5 week fall trip. We had our usual FHU, pull-through site with 70+ channel cable TV and Wi-Fi. Our site also had a new wooden deck. The park is heavily treed so satellite reception is unlikely in all, but a few sites. There is a small fishing lake with a few small craft available to rent. There is no pool, but there is playground equipment. The sites and roads are gravel. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are older but clean and well maintained. As almost all reviewers mention, the owners are friendly, helpful, and hands on in the running and maintenance of the park.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
I delayed reviewing this park because I expected to stay here twice on this 5 week trip. We have stayed here almost every May and October for 15+ years. We have averged 15-20 days a year at this park. This year we did not make our usual May trip but made it back in October. We stayed here 4 days the first week of October. We had FHU, pull-through site with 60+ channel cable TV and WI-FI that worked well for us on site. I don't think the park had more than 40 RVs in it during our entire stay. I have indicated in recent reviews of this park, most of the facilities and amenities are top notch but the management does things that create a very dangerous situation for customers. Again, I saw vehicles flying down the 10 mph road/parking area between the RV park lodge and the casino at 25+ mph. All my prior complaints about this have been ignored. At the end of October, we stopped here on a Monday to spend 3-4 more days on our way home. We expected the the park to be sparsely used the last week of the month. The park was completely booked for the week mainly because of a Good Sam rally. I am sorry that they are so inconsiderate of their regular customers that they would book a group so large as to shut out everybody else. Management caters to speeders (by removing speed bumps) and large groups that fill the park. I guess I don't rate since I am neither.
11/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is with casino card and GS discounts. This our first time here since the flooding in the spring of 2011 closed the park. As of right now, they do not take reservations. We called 2 days ahead and they said getting a site (even on a Friday) should not be a problem. You pull into a site and then check in at the casino hotel. We stayed here the first Friday of November and had a FHU, pull-through site with 24 channel cable TV and decent WI-FI on site. There are 2 rows (of 9 sites each) of concrete, pull throughs that are satellite friendly. The remaining 9 sites are back-ins in a row bordered by trees. These sites may not be satellite friendly. Depending on which row you are in, the sites have either an upward or downward slope. The sewer is a little bit forward in the site. The park was less than half full. They have restored or rebuilt the building containing the laundry, a lounge area with TV, and 4 full bathrooms with toilet, sink, and big shower in a single room. The laundry was only a dollar per machine - first time in years that I've been able to do a full load of laundry for only $2. It is easy walking distance (maybe a couple hundred yards) to the hotel and/or the casino. Main street Caruthersville is only a 10-15 minute walk. Park is 10+ mile round trip off I-55.
11/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
We came to this park on our way to another park in the area. We wanted to see what condition it was in "post flood." We have stayed here many times in the past but not since the flood last year. We did not stay: just drove through to check things out. The most important thing to mention is that there is no longer an building with the office, laundry, and bathrooms. There is a small trailer with 3 or 4 portable bath and showers facilities on it. Hardly enough for a 100 site park. Because there is no office, I guess you have to go to the hotel to register. I hope they intend to build a new building with an office, a laundry, and bathrooms. I don't think I would stay here while it is so minimalist.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We hadn't planned on staying here on this trip, but an unexpected change in our plans led us back here. We have been here numerous times over the years and, as usual, we had a FHU, pull-through with 60+ channel cable TV and good Wi-Fi. I want to mention once again that the cement sites tend to be short with utilities at the rear of the site. The biggest problem is that most sites are very slanted (mostly upward toward the front). I guess some people don't notice the problem if they have a 5th Wheel or a large rig with push button levelers. Also, there are not enough bathrooms facilities for this size park.
10/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
Due to some unexpected changes in our trip itinerary, we stayed here on Halloween night. The "park" is an edge of the asphalt casino parking lot with painted white lines delineating the sites. The sites are FHU back-ins. Our site was a bit uneven but manageable. From what I saw, I think most site are a bit off level. There is a cable TV receptacle in the power post, but no cable TV. I was able to get Wi-Fi in the RV. I'm guessing that it was from the casino hotel as it was listed as WISLELES. As of 10PM, we were the only RV in the park - that's a first. That may be one of the reasons we were able to get the Wi-Fi. There are no park facilities - bathrooms, showers, office, or any other park like amenities. You check in at the hotel desk and they assign you a site . If you are into gambling, or just want a cheap FHU place to stay, this is OK. I'm not sure I'd stay here again since it is 10 miles (2 gallons of gas round trip) off US61.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is my third attempt at reviewing this park. It is a fairly new park that appears to have a lot of the sites occupied by long-term customers who work in the area (maybe 50%) . Even with all the "permanents" the park had plenty of open sites so the presence of all the workers was not a problem. We stayed here one weeknight in late October. We had a FHU, pull-through site with 50+ channel cable TV and decent Wi-Fi. Most sites are pull-through, but some (about 15) are back-ins. About 60 sites have cable, but 45 don't. Most sites appear to be satellite friendly. Sites and roads are gravel. Site size is decent but larger rigs will probably have to unhook. There is a pool which at this time is closed for the season and a rec room in the main building which contains the office, restrooms, and laundry. There are no other bathroom facilities so those in the main building could be inadequate at times. I saw no outdoor playground equipment for kids. The park is located 2-3 miles northwest of Hobbs in an industrial area. The biggest negative was the noise at night from these neighboring businesses. That noise was sometime drowned out by the fairly frequent train horns.
10/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here on a Thursday night in late October and had a FHU pull-through site. Most sites are FHU with about 30 pull-throughs and 60 back-ins. The roads and sites are gravel. The sites vary in size. Our site, as I believe most do, had cable TV with (according to the handout) about 70+ analog channels and 50+ digital channels. I settled for figuring out what channels were the network stations on cable and using my satellite for the rest. As I have learned in the past year, I cannot enter numbers like 56-1 on my remote to bring up digital channel 56-1. If you want satellite reception be sure to request a satellite friendly site because many sites have trees tall enough to block the satellite. At what was possibly the farthest site from the office, we were unable to connect to the WI-FI. I don't think it was a "too many people on" as a distance/sightline from/to the antenna/router issue. Staff thought is might be the wind. Nice looking pool was closed for the season. The park looks like it would nice for a family weekend. I'd stay again as long as I could get an "open" site closer to the office for better WI-FI.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night in late October. We chose this park because the reviews here seemed to indicate it was one of the better parks amongst the many in the area. We had a FHU, pull-through site with 70+ channel cable TV in the lower level of the park. This level has three, 8/9 site rows of pull-through sites and maybe 20 back-ins. This seems to be where they put the more transient customers. Most of the sites are on the upper level. These sites vary as to size and entry mode, but all appear to be fairly large with FHU with cable. I doubt that many, if any are satellite friendly due to all the tress in the upper level. These are the sites that people rent for a week, a month, or the entire season. Some sites on the lower level are satellite friendly. There were maybe 20 sites occupied on the lower level and only a handful on the upper level. With so few customers in the park we had decent WIFI service. The pool and kitchen were closed for the season. I did not see any playground equipment. I thought the bathroom facilities and some of the electric boxes I checked could use updating. In fact, I was surprised that our electric plug stayed in the receptacle considering its' condition. I was a bit disappointed that the park was as far (over a mile) from the main part of town as it was. I do see why folks like to spend some of their summer here.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here on a Monday in October. This is a RV park with asphalt, pull-through sites that are FHU and have 60+ channel TV (including several HBO channels). The Tengo WI-FI is free for the first 4 hours with a coupon. It worked OK for us. You have to pay if for anything more. The park was fairly full with a lot of extended stay customers but nothing "too" permanent. The pool was closed for the season. The main building has a nice lounge with a game (pool, foosball, etc.) on the balcony level in addition to the bathrooms and laundry. I did not check out the exercise room. I did not see any outdoor playground area in person or on the park map. There is some variation in site length but most are wide enough to park the toad next to the RV. Our site was shorter than most and needed leveling - I could see the waviness of the asphalt as I pulled into the site. The park is part of a complex that includes storage building and RV storage. As others have noted, there is a Super Walmart and some fast food places within walking distance. I found the rate a bit high considering that the facilities and amenities are only a bit above average.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here on a Sunday night in October. We had a FHU, pull-through site with 50+ channel cable TV and WIFI that worked at our site. Most sites are pull-through and 30 or 50 AMP. There are about 10 tent sites, a group tent area, and a couple cabins. Yes, there are a lot of permanent area workers staying here, but I didn't feel they were, in any way, a detriment to our stay. The pool was closed for the season but there is a playground for kids plus horseshoe pits and a basketball hoop. The main building has a laundry and bathrooms. The park is well off the main highways and at least a mile from any restaurants and shopping. The office staff was friendly.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here on a Saturday night in October. The park was a little more than half full, so it did not feel crowded. We had a FHU, pull-through site near the office and bathrooms so we were able to get the WIFI on site. The cable TV is only 25 channels but they are pretty good without all the crap like shopping channels, MTV, etc.). They even had 2 HBO channels. Most sites are satellite friendly, but some may not be. Sites are decent size and the roads and sites are basically red dirt. Laundry was very expensive so I put that chore off.. Although, the tenting area (not included in the listed 66 sites) has its' own bathrooms, the bathrooms and showers at the main office are inadequate for 66 RV sites. People in small van and popup campers are not being well served. We would have considered a second day but the major amenities (restaurant, grocery store, museum, theatere, etc. were almost a mile (both downhill and uphill) along a busy road with virtually no shoulders walk on safely. If they had an all day shuttle (rather than just a couple runs in the evening), it would be more convenient for people in the Camp Park to shop and dine at any time of day. I'd return if I returned to the area wanted to take one of their tours.
10/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here on a Friday night in mid-October. There were only 7 other RVs in the park. There was no park map or other information given at check-in. The park is a gravel lot with 4 or 5 rows of RV sites. They appear to be adding more sites. We had a FHU, pull-through site that was satellite friendly (as most sites appear to be). There is no cable TV and I did not check antenna reception. The Wi-Fi worked OK. Shopping and places to eat are 1-2 miles north in Blanding. The noise from US 191 wasn't too bad.
10/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night in mid-October. We had a FHU, back-in site with minimal (about 20 channels) cable TV. Most sites are satellite friendly. The Wi-Fi worked OK as the park was not full. There was no RV park map or other handouts at check-in. All we were given was a receipt with the WIFI password. Some sites are pull-through and some are back-in. Without a park map to reference I don't know the numbers of each. There are 2 separate shower rooms and you are given a key for one of them. The Men's room and Women's room (one of each) are large rooms with just a sink and toilet in each of the 2 rooms. Even for a small park, this is inadequate for a park that has tent customers (there were 5 tents there the night we stayed) and several cabins that don't have bathrooms. There was noticeable traffic noise from UT Highway 24. I'd stay here again for a couple days if I returned to spend more than one day exploring Capitol Reef National Park.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night in mid-October. Instead of staying a second day at another park just outside of Bryce Canyon NP for a second day at $46 a night, we came here after a second day touring Bryce and paid only $28 for facilities that were just as good. This is the off-season rate. We had a FHU, pull-through site that was roof satellite friendly. There is no cable TV but the antenna pulls in maybe a dozen channels. The Wi-Fi worked well for us, but the park was less than half full. The RV sites are about half pull-throughs and half back-ins. There are two main sections: a lower section near the office, very modern and nice restrooms, laundry, and pool; and an upper section that has its' own restrooms. The upper section is less treed and thus a more sure choice for good satellite reception. Some lower level sites are also satellite friendly. The upper section has better views to the west. There was some noticeable traffic noise from UT Highway 24. There are also lots of tent sites and some cabins.
10/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night in mid-October. We had a FHU, pull-through site in the "new" section at the back of the park. This "new" section is about 40 FHU, pull-through sites in a gravel lot. This is the only area of the park that has cable (almost 60 channels) TV. It is also the only section were you can be fairly certain to get satellite reception because there are only small trees. Most of the park's other 200 sites are in the trees. There are also tent and group tent sites. We were able to get the WIFI at our site but that may have been because the park was less than one third full. Although the park has almost any facility and/or amenity you may want, much of it is at the front of the park. The only showers, the park laundry, store, and pool are all a long (10-15 minute) walk from the new section. The new section does not even have its' own restrooms - the closest (maybe 5+ minutes) one is small and services all the tent sites and the 90 or so sites in the middle of the park. If, like a park we stayed at a week ago, they would build a separate bath facility with at least (preferably full restrooms and laundry) showers in the new section, I would rate the park higher. Like the place I stayed near Zion NP, this is a big corporate park that charges big bucks but does not deliver a good enough product for the money. If you don't use park's showers, pool, and/or laundry, this park will be fine for you.
10/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here for 2 nights in mid-October. We had a FHU, pull-through site with 30+ channel cable TV. There are not a lot of sites open for satellite dishes. We requested a site that was satellite friendly and were given one down by the riverside tent sites. Unfortunately, that meant we could not connect to the Wi-Fi at our site and had to go up to the laundry room by the office to get connected. We saw many people using their computers in the pavilion near "our" bathhouse. At this time of year the park was not full and they were still unable to keep the restrooms and showers clean. The park has about 50 tents sites so you have every type of "camper" here from tenters (including groups of tenters) to $500+K Prevosts. Per the park map I received, there are about 115 RV sites (mostly FHU and 50 AMP, but also some are just 30 AMP and some just W&E) plus about 50 tent sites. I changed the site total above to 165 sites. For the price they charge and number of employees they have, this place should have better facilities (the Wi-Fi) and be better maintained (the bathrooms).
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here on a Saturday in mid-October and had a FHU, back-in site, with 70+ channel cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Like some others have mentioned, we had trouble with the cable TV on one of our sets due to the switch to digital has caused. Because of all the trees, not many sites are satellite friendly. We were given one as requested. The Wi-Fi was OK. There are a lot of seasonal and extended stay customers. Sites varied in size. Some of the back-ins seemed wider than the pull-throughs. While I agree that the park is attractive and clean, the atmosphere in the park was unsettling. I don't know if it was just the "adult orientation" or some of the "rules" signs around the park. One in the men's room said there was a reward for reporting anyone blowing their nose in the shower. It seems the cleaning personnel complained of having to clean nasal excretions from the shower walls. Just a bit too much big brother sanitation and homogenization for my tastes.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here on a Friday in mid-October. All sites are pull-through with some 50 AMP, some 30 AMP: some FHU, some W&E; and some tent sites. We had a FHU, 30 AMP pull-through. Our site was satellite friendly but not all are. I agree with two reviewers from earlier this years who raved about the landscaping at this park. I also agree that this is a good option for those who don't want to overnight in the typical park in this area that has hundreds of sites. There is a small pool and playground. I think the dog camp is bigger than the playground. My biggest problem was the lack of Wi-Fi at the RV sites. There was a small (6'W by 3'D), half shelter behind the office labeled as a Wi-Fi "Hot Spot". It had just 2 shelves for computers and 2 chairs. This is a fairly small park and it would only take one or two antennas/routers to cover the entire park. I thought the nightly cost was high for a park without cable and poor Wi-Fi service.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night in mid-October. This is a fairly large park with mostly pull-through sites. About 1/3 of the sites are 50 amp (most of these are in the back 2 pull-through rows) and the rest are 30 amp. There park was less than half full when we were there. There appear to be some early seasonal/extended stay customers and about 20 yearly rental sites. We had a full hookup site in the back half of the park with 50+ channel cable TV and Wi-Fi that worked OK for us. Our site was also satellite friendly as are most of the sites in the back. The front half of the park has some trees. There is an indoor pool and hot tub between the office and clubhouse. The back section has it's own bathhouse and laundry (these facilities are also found in the office building at the front of the park). Yes, it is a large gravel parking lot, but it seems to be well run, has good facilities and amenities, and the price is reasonable. Lots of shopping and places to eat are just are a mile to the west. Counting Little Vineyard, there are 4 RV parks in a row on this stretch of E. Pine Street in Deming. They all look somewhat alike from the street, but some looked a bit more crowded than here. I think we made the right choice with Little Vineyard.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night the second week of October. Only 25 or so sites were occupied and some of those were extended stay customers. None appeared to be permanent residents. We had a FHU, pull-through site that was satellite friendly, with 40+ channel cable TV, WI-FI that worked OK for us. Most sites in the park fit that description. About 50 sites are 30/50 AMP and the rest are just 30 AMP. The sites are decent size but longer units may have to unhook. There are also 8 tent sites plus a group site and a couple cabins. There is a small, but deep, in ground pool (already empty for the season) that does not appear good for little kids (shallow end is 4'). There is also a playground, pet run, and fishing pond. There is a KOA cafe that serves breakfast and dinner. The park is a quarter mile south of the I-10 exit and about half a mile from the center of town just north of the exit.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weekend night the second week of October. All sites appear to be pull-throughs and vary in length - most are reasonable width. The pool was still open but since the area has had some unusually cold nights recently, we did not test the cold waters. There is also a small playground. Cable TV is about 50 channels. Even so, we asked for and received a full hookup site where we could get roof satellite reception. Many sites are in the trees so you need to ask about getting a satellite friendly site. I had some trouble connecting with their Wi-Fi because there were several trees and a large class A between my site and the antenna on the office roof. They need to get at least one more Wi-Fi antenna. The river is still dry due to drought conditions this year. It is unreasonable for a reviewer to downgrade a park (as a recent reviewer did) for things that are outside their control such as a dry river and the reviewer's opinion that the town had nothing of interest for them. This a nice park with a friendly staff.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here last year and have been here many times over the years. This was the second stop of our fall trip, stayed one night (Monday), and had a FHU back-in site. Their cable TV is only about 20 channels. If you want a satellite friendly site, be sure to ask. The trees by many sites are now tall enough to be a hindrance to good satellite reception. As usual we didn't bother with their $12/day WI-FI. Except for the cable and WI-FI, the facilities (cement sites and patios, site size, hookups, etc.) and amenities (a big pool; volleyball, horseshoe, and basketball courts; modern playground; a nearby golf course; etc. are resort quality.
10/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night the second week in October. We normally would not stay at a park without a pool this far south at this time of year, but an unusually cool front had the temps down to 70F. About half the park is in the trees and appears to be occupied by long term/extended stay customers. We stayed in the all most empty open (good for satellite reception) half and had a FHU pull through with decent WI-FI. There is no cable. The sites are OK and the staff was nice. The biggest problem I had with the park itself was that there is only ONE bathroom. It is a room with a sink, toilet, and shower. If there are any more than a few customers (like tents and popups), needing to use the park bathroom there could be long waits. The park is by itself at the interstate exit - you will need to drive to shop or eat. For light sleepers, the night we were there the train horns blared half a dozen times between sunset and sunrise.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have been here dozens of times over the years and stayed here the first Sunday of October for just one night. We had the typical FHU, pull-through site with 60+ channel cable TV and WIFI. We would have stayed for our usual 5 days ("pay 3 get 2 free") but had a problem at check-in. There were only about 40 RVs in the park so we were disappointed that we were not given a specific requested site. Our numerous prior visits have taught us that certain sites are more level than others with better utility placement. We were given the site next to the one (it was not used that night) we requested. To get reasonably level (the sits have an upward tilt toward the front of the pad) we had to park on the cement pad with our sewer outlet more than 20' from the sewer receptacle which is toward the front of the site. So we didn't use the sewer until the morning when we left. All the nice amenities cannot compensate for an out of level site with poorly placed sewers.
10/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
First of all, call for directions for the near future. The "normal" route to the park is being worked on where it crosses the levee. This is our first visit here since the flooding that closed the park last year. We stayed one weekday night in early October and had a FHU, pull through site on the south end of the park. Although the site has cable TV, it has only about 10 channels which previous reviewers have noted aren't always clear. So, we didn't even bother to hookup the cable and relied on our satellite. Most sites in the south end of the park are satellite friendly but the north side sites are well treed. We also did not try to connect to the "near the office only" WI-FI. Strangely, there was only one RV was in the north area of the park and it was in the site closest to the office (which is in the middle of the park). It is possible that the north end sites have not yet re-opened from the flooding damage. Again, the cable and WI-FI limitations preclude a higher rating.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
It has been a few years since our last stay here and would not have reviewed the park again except for a factual error in a recent review. That reviewer changed the facilities listings above to indicate that there was NO pool. Although not available this late in the season, there is a pool. This is a very good overnight stop in the middle of SD just off I90.
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here on a Friday in mid-September in a FHU, back-in site with 70+ channel cable TV and free WI-FI that worked well for us. The are only 14 RV sites and maybe 20 motel rooms. Most of the sites are wide, level, gravel back-ins and all have cable TV and WI-FI. A few sites have trees which may block roof satellites. Although there are a some pull-through sites, two of them appear (they are nice trailers on cement blocks) to be occupied by long term residents. Not all the back-in sites are long enough to hold a large RV and some would be very difficult to back into for a large motorhome or a 5th wheel. There is a 2 machine laundry. The dryer did not work well - just barely dry enough after two $1.25 drying cycles. The bathroom noted in a previous review is nice but just one single, unisex bathroom. You enter an ante-room with a bench and there is another door to the bathroom with the toilet, sink, and shower. This could be a problem if there are any popups or tenters in the park. There are no recreational (pool, playground, etc.) amenities, so there is nothing for kids. Nice enough park but a bit expensive for what is offered.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here on a Saturay night in the middle of September We had a full hookup, back-in site in the gravel "parking lot" section of the park. There is also a heavily treed section. Most of the sites are for extended stay customers and were occupied by said customers on the night of our stay. According to the owner, only about a dozen sites are available for "one-nighters" like us. Thus, it may be difficult to get a site here at the last minute during the summer. This is your basic weekend/week getaway park for IL and WI locals. There are two lakes (large ponds) for fishing, swimming, and walking around; several sand volleyball courts; a half basketball court; and an impressive tennis court. There is a large building with modern restrooms and a laundry ($10 deposit for entry key). Surprisingly, their free TengoInternet (a provider with whom I often have a lot of trouble connecting to) service worked OK for us - probably because there was a coupon with a sign in code. This is a nice park with decent facilities and amenities that is OK for travelers as long as you can get one of the relatively few available sites and don't mind being in a gravel parking lot.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night at the end of August. This is our 3rd or 4th stay here in the last 10 years. We had a FHU, pull-through site with cable TV and Wi-Fi which work fine for us. I didn't check to see how many cable channels there were since we used our roof satellite (most sites are satellite friendly). The roads and sites are gravel so there may be some dust. The park was only 1/3 full so it was very quite. The park is well away from busy roads. There is a small pool and a some playground equipment for the kids. The owners are friendly and helpful. It is an easy walk to and from Wall Drug. This is our "go to" park in Wall.
09/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a brand new RV park on the south end of Hill City. It is open, but not everything is completely finished. They still have some work to do on some of the RV sites, are currently working on the landscaping around the main building, and are still building cabins. The 34 sites I listed above is just for the projected number of RV sites. I do not know the total number of cabins. We spent one weekday night here. All RV sites are back-ins set on 10' wide gravel pads. Some are not big enough for large RVs. All are FHU with cable and free WI-FI. I did not hook up to the cable and the WI-FI worked well for us. That may be because we were the only RV customers in the park. All sites appear to be satellite friendly. The park roads are gravel and the site pads are raised causing a safety hazard for folks stepping out of their RVs onto a sloped surface. There is nothing (no pool or playground) for kids. All the sewer pipes are about 10" above the ground creating hookup and dumping headaches. The park is right off US385 and the traffic noise is steady and loud until dark. It picks up again first thing in the morning. Most of the town's attractions (shops, restaurants, museum, 1880 Train, etc.) are within a mile or so of the park. I thought the rate was high, and there are none of the usual discounts (GS, AAA, etc.). Even if they fix some of the problems (sewer height, for example), I don't think I would rate this park much higher because of the cost and noise issues.
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Stayed here one weekday night in mid Spetember. We had a FHU, pull through site near the office. After a few tries we were able to connect to the WI-FI. It worked OK. There is no cable TV, but most sites are satellite friendly. The roads and sites are gravel. Most of the pull throughs are very long and there is ample space between the sites. There were only about a dozen RVs (some long term) here the night were stayed and it was very quite. The adjacent road is not heavily used. There is an above ground pool surrounded by a wooden deck and some very old playground equipment. Other facilities (the restrooms and laundry in the same building as the office and restaurant) are also old but clean and adequate. Unfortunately, pancake breakfasts were over for the season. The low nightly rate makes the lack of updated facilities acceptable. The view of the Badlands to the north is great. The location view, and price are great. The park's facilities are old but OK.
09/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here the second Sunday in September and the park was fairly empty. I chose this park for the 50% PPA rate because the pool was still open, and because it hadn't been reviewed in 2 years. This is a somewhat unusual RV park. There are a variety of different sized cabins as well as RV sites. Of the 38 RV sites listed, only 15 appear to be for transients. The rest are back-ins (some next to the office and others uphill from the transient area). Most of these sites have an RV of some type in them but there was no sign of any occupants. For us travelers, there are 6 very long pull-through FHU sites and 9 double pull-through W&E sites. There is no cable TV but all sites appear to be satellite friendly. The free WI-Fi worked well for us (probably because there were only 3 other transient RVs in the park). There is a pool, a playground, expensive laundry facility, and (without getting detailed) unusual bathroom facilities spread over two buildings. For those who are bothered by traffic noise, the sound of the I90 traffic is noticeable and fairly constant. This park was OK for our situation, but I can't imagine what it would be like with 100 RV and cabin customers in the park. I am not certain that we would stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This has been our preferred RV park in the Buffalo area for years. We stayed here two separate nights a few days apart. We had a FHU, pull through site with 60 channel cable TV. The WI-FI was OK at our site. With the exception of 9 newer sites in the back of the park, the sites are well shaded by mature trees and thus not satellite friendly. Interior roads and sites are gravel. There is a small playground and a nice pool. It even has a deep (8') end that is deep enough that you can and are allowed to dive into - a rarity in today's world. Park is right off the interstate, close to numerous restaurants, and an easy 1 mile walk to the center of town. Some folks will be bothered by traffic noise and the dust potential from gravel roads and sites. There may be some seasonal and/or extended stay customers, but no indication of any "permanent" sites. The facilities, amenities, and proximity to town outweigh any negatives for us. We will continue to stay here as long we are able to come back to this area.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have stayed here 4-5 times in the past 10+ years and I agree with all the positive comments of other reviewers. The owners continue to improve this park. Since our last stay 2 years ago, they have added a 7 site seasonal section separate from the rest of the park. There are now about a dozen cabins/lodges with one lodge still under construction. All RV sites have concrete pads and most have concrete patios with nice furniture. Deluxe sites have gas grills and a swing. There are 11 FHU pull throughs, 15 FHU back-ins, and 4 W&E sites. They still have 9 nice tent sites. Since it doesn't appear that many, if any, sites are satellite friendly, it is good that they have 60 channel cable TV. The free WI-FI worked well for us. There is a nice pool and playground. They also have a full range of recycling (paper, plastic, glass, and metal). Again, the owners are terrific. The entire town is within walking distance for those who can do a couple miles round trip. The only negative is that the park is less than a mile from a busy rail yard at the west end of town. The horns and coupling activity is fairly constant and will probably bother many RVers.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
I delayed reviewing this park until I was certain we wouldn't be stopping here again on our way back east. We have been here several times in the past. First of all, let me mention what type of sites there are in the park. Although the above listing shows 89 sites, only 56 are for RVs. The rest are tent sites. 22 sites are FHU w/50Amp and 12 sites are FHU w/30Amp. There are 14 W&E and 8 have no hook-ups. Most of the FHU sites are pull-through. 50+ channel cable TV is available for an extra $2. The park is on a hillside and the sites are on two levels. Since most sites are satellite friendly, we did not pay the extra $2. Our site was a FHU pull-through w/30Amp on the upper level of the which gave a better view of the surrounding hills. The WIFI worked fine for us in the RV. For the first time on this trip it was too cool to use the pool which appeared clean and inviting. You need a car to go shop or eat. This is a nice park with good facilities and amenities that is often free of the in season hustle and bustle of the Black Hills parks in SD.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here 2 seperate nights. On the Tursday before Labor Day weekend we had a FHU, pull-through site for $60. The park was maybe 40% full that day. We came back for a second stay to take advantage of the $6 per person shuttle to Mt. Rushmore for the evening light show. On our second stay (Labor Day itself) we had a W&E, pull-through site for $40. The park was even less full that night. We were able to get decent WI-FI at both sites (probably because the park was not that full). Recent reviews have correctly raved about all the amenities (2 different pool areas, playgrounds, basketball, horseshoes, volleyball, trail rides, jumping pillow, etc.) at this park. This is part of the reason for the high nightly rate. Besides multiple pools, there are at least 5 bathhouses (each of which is modern with numerous showers), a second store (beside the one at the office) near the bigger pool area, a snack bar, and a full service restaurant, pancake breakfast, and so on. This is one of the biggest parks we have been to in years. Because the park is in hilly terrain, many of the different sections of the park are almost hidden from other sections. I don't know the numeric breakdown of the various types of sites, but they have FHU, PT, 50 Amp deluxe sites, tent sites, and everything in between. I can't imagine what it is like to be here when the park if fairly full (as it was over the holiday weekend). A mother with 3 kids at the pool on Monday said the pools were mobbed over the weekend. Very popular destination park for families on vacation.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our first stay here in 2 years. Again we were here for the 3 day Labor Day weekend, but this time we were given a FHU, pull-through site as we desired. Back on the holiday weekend in 2010, the owner refused to give us a PT site based on the possibility of bigger rigs needing the PT site (it never happened). This year we were checked in by work campers and did not even see the owner until Sunday. For the reviewer who complained about her kids being yelled at for climbing the hillside: Try reading the rules concerning such things - such prohibited activity can accelerate erosion, possibly cause mini-rock and/or landslides, and be an insurance issue. During our 3 day stay, I don't think the park had more than 50 of 127 RV sites taken on any night. That fact made for less congestion in the park, and the WI-FI more accessible. There is no cable TV, but most sites are satellite friendly. There is a laundry, a small pool, and an OK bathroom. These, however, are at the foot (entrance of the RV park) of the gulch. Most of the RV sites are at least 100 yards away and uphill of these facilities, the office, and the trolley stop mentioned by most reviewers. If you can't walk or don't like to walk, this could be a problem for you. Others have also mentioned how narrow the sites are. We will certainly try to stay here again if we are able to make it back to the Black Hills once again.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Back when they were seperate parks, we had been to both this park and the park (Mtn. View) that Chris' took over . Chris's was the better park back then, and they have done a good job of renovating the old Mtn. View section of the park with better sites and bathrooms. We had a FHU, pull-through with cable TV and free WI-FI that was also satellite friendly. Many sites are not satellite friendly due to how heavily treed many sites are. There are a wide variety of sites (pull-through and back-ins, FHU, W&E, cabins, cable or no cable, etc.) so it is hard to say how good the sites are. The pull-through sites I saw were not long enough to leave a toad hitched. Many of the back-ins, however, were wide enough to easily park the toad next to the RV. Lots for families and kids in this park: 2 pools (in seperate areas of the park), a kiddie pool, a small basketball court, a playground, etc. Unfortunately, the animal farm/petting zoo is now closed. There are numerous laundries and bath houses. The ones I checked out were clean. Sadly, the showers were coin operated. This park is heavily used by locals for outings and get-togethers and is a destination park for many return customers. This is a nice park with good facilites and amenities. It is well located to be a base camp for many the northern Black Hills attractions.
08/2012
rating [ 4/10 ]
I'm not sure what the previous reviewer was talking about (new owner renovating park, will be great) . The new owner is a corporation (similar to Xanterra) that runs lodges in many national parks. This corporation also runs the lodge and campground in Badlands NP, 8 miles down the road. As for renovations, the bathrooms and laundry were pathetic: old and dirty. We stayed one weekday night at the end of August and had a FHU, pull-through site. The Wi-Fi worked well for us, but there were only 3 other RVs in the park. Many of the 14 FHU, pull-throughs were side-to-side with poorly defined site boundaries. There are some trees so specify if you want a satellite friendly site (no cable or antenna TV). We did and were still put in a site with a 30' tree on the south side of the site. We were able to move to a friendlier site. Our site (and maybe all the FHU sites) was 50 amp. At least the staff knew to lend us an adapter. There are also 21 E&W sites (4PT, 17 Back-ins). So there are only 35 RV sites in the park. The rest of the sites are tent sites. There are also some cabins, a playground, and a pool that didn't appear to have been cleaned this season: the deep end had lots of accumulated dirt and filth at the bottom. The staff I talked to consisted of two 20ish males: one maintenance and one check-in clerk. They gave me the info on the corporate owner. If I decide to stop at this end of the Badlands again, I will choose one of the parks 10 miles south near Interior. On the plus side, we saw about a dozen wild turkeys roaming through the park several times during the evening. I don't know if that would have happened if there had been more people in the park.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a our first time here in 4 years, and we stayed 3 nights the final weekend of August. Rate is PPA for all 3 nights. We had a FHU, pull-through, end site at the south end of the park. Cable TV is about 70 channels which is good since only a few sites are satellite friendly due to the many mature trees in the park. I was afraid we might have trouble picking up the WI-FI but it worked OK most of the time. The park was full both Fri. and Sat. and only about 10 sites were vacant Sunday night. It stays this full because they have about a dozen sites occupied by men working road construction in the area. The pool is shared with the neighboring motel, so there were quite a few kids the 2 warm days of our stay. This will continue to be my preferred RV park in the Mitchell area.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night in late August and had a FHU, pull-through site. About half the sites are pull though and half are back-ins. The pull through sites are have long cement pads and patios and are wide (maybe 30' between the pads). There is a cable hookup, but no cable TV. There are lots antenna channels but many of the channels are duplicates because of advent of HD stations. All sites are satellite friendly because the park's trees are still small. The Wi-Fi worked fine for us. There is some playground equipment a basketball hoop, and horseshoe pits. The laundry was small (4 machines) but adequate. To my knowledge, the casino hotel does not have a pool. This is the third casino RV park on this trip across southern MN that has good facilities but little else (like location or any significant resort amenities) but the casino to attract any non-casino customers. The surrounding area with its' rolling hill is actually very scenic.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is with $5 discount for getting casino card. You check in at the casino. We stayed one weekday night in late August and stayed in the newer section. This section has about 45 sites (all but 6 are large pull-throughs) that are on cement pads with FHU, extensive cable TV and Wi-Fi that worked well for us. We did have a problem with the cable TV: the channels (except for network stations like NBC, CBS, etc.) that showed up on our TV were different than the listing of channel numbers given us at check-in. Their listings showed cable stations like ESPN, SyFy, and TNT as regular numbers like 22, 33, 40, and so on. Our TVs showed those stations as numbers like 45-3, 45-4, 54-1 and so on. Very confusing. The newer section sites are all very open and are satellite friendly. The older sites are all back-ins, somewhat shaded, and do not have cable. The bathhouse is nice but is in the older section so it is a bit of a walk. Nice park but only convenient if you are here for the casino.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here 2 weekday nights in late August. The previous 3 reviews give good description of the park including the unusual sites (your RV will be partly on asphalt and partly on gravel). Utilities and Wi-Fi worked well. There were only about 20 rigs in the park during our stay, so the situation may be different with a fuller park. There is no cable TV, but there are some antenna channels. Because it is a "parking lot" type park, most sites are satellite friendly. Laundry has very modern machines (4 of each)and the bath facilities are clean. There is nothing in the RV park for kids, but RV customers do have access to the casino hotel's small indoor pool. The casino resort also has a marina on the Mississippi River. Unless you are traveling/touring the Great River Road (US61) or here for the casino, this park is too far off I-90 to be used as a convenient overnight stop.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here on a Sunday night in August and had a FHU, pull-through site. Our site was fairly level and a decent size in both length and width. This would seem to describe most of the sites in the park. Many of the sites had toward the rear utilities which made them more suited for 5th wheels rather than motorhomes (especially those towing). There is no cable TV but our request for a dome satellite friendly site was accommodated. It appears that many sites are not roof satellite friendly. We were unable to connect to their WI-FI that evening in a park that was maybe half full. My computer screen indicated that there was "little or no conductivity". Since we didn't really need it that night, it was no big deal. The "adult orientation" of the park was not the draw for us over other parks in the area. The draw was the reasonable cost not the lack of families and kids. Friendly staff, nice park, but with flaws that negate a higher rating.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is our first time here in almost 4 years. We had a FHU pull-through site that was satellite friendly. That describes most (about 80) of the sites in the park. We were here on the first weekend of August and the park was fairly full. The free Wi-Fi was a bit unusual. You could use it in 2 hour blocks - if you were on it for more than 2 hours it would disconnect. I'm guessing that they had problems with people staying connected 24/7 thus reducing connectibility for others. They also advise that excessive bandwith use will result in termination of usage. These limitations are not a problem for us. As others have mentioned these are several "walk to" fast food places nearby and a small pool. This is a nice, convenient (4 hours from home) park that serves our needs well.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is another repeat park from last year. We had a FHU, pull-through with good, at site WIFI for our one night stop. There is no cable TV but most sites are satellite friendly. Again, the pool was refreshing on a hot day. They now allow locals to use the pool for a fee, so the pool can be crowded even when the park is not. One thing I didn't notice last year is that some of the sites appear to be double pull through sites where the lead vehicle and the back vehicle each have their own sewer and water toward the front or rear of the long share site and the electric is in the middle of the site and is shared by the 2 RVs. Because the park has never been that crowded when I have been here, I had never noticed this setup. I have been advised by my partner that the showers were the best of the trip - large, private, clean (no mildew), good drainage, good water pressure, and plenty of hooks for clothing. Several fast food places, a grocery store, some restaurants, and the casino are withing a 15 minute walk of the park.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We also stayed here last August for one night. See my 8/11 review. I could almost say "ditto" that review for this one. We had a FHU, pull-through site with good, at sight, Wi-Fi. There is no cable, there are antenna stations and most sites are satellite friendly. The laundry still has old, but working machines and the room could use a good cleaning. Same with the bathroom: it is hard to make old cement floors look clean. The pool was refreshing on an upper 80's afternoon. This is a good, but not great park.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
For starters, we started calling this park during office hours (8AM-8PM), 3 days before our expected arrival and kept getting a message saying that they would return our call. We never got the callback and just showed up early Monday afternoon. We were able to get one of the last few FHU sites for 2 days. Several hours after we arrived we got the "promised" callback. Bad customer service. The park has 66 W&E sites in an area in the front section of the park. This area is very congested and includes many popups and tents. There are 2 FHU loops. All RV sites appear to be back-ins. The W&E area has a bathhouse with 2 showers and 2 toilets for each sex. The first FHU loop has a similar bathhouse. As previously noted, most sites have a lake view and some views are unimpeded. The only stairs to the shore are behind sites 23 and 25. It is only 1-2 miles to most of the sights (lighthouse, RR depot, ore docks, etc.) in town. Most customers appear to be locals (MN and WI) who book their 1-2 weeks vacations well in advance. So, call early if you are trying to get site in the summer and hope they get back to you. Staying here to see the local sights is worth the effort it may take to get a site in this park.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
For the second year in a row we stayed here for 3 days over a weekend. We had a full hookup, back-in site with 50+ channel cable TV and Wi-Fi. I believe that describes all sites. The comments in my review of last August (8/11) still stand. When the 500+ weekenders leave on Sunday morning, this becomes a much different park. Some examples: the pool is less crowded, the Wi-Fi works better, and the air is less full of campfire smoke. If you don't like crowded conditions, don't come on a summer weekend. The RV service center that has been on the resort grounds the past few years is now closed. They now have some (plastic bottles and aluminum cans) recycling. This is possibly the best RV resort in MN.
07/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is our second year in a row staying here. You check in at the casino gift shop and they have to unlock the utilities (W&E)for you. The major change from last year's review is that they now charge $20 a night (it was free last year). They have added WIFI (they give you the password at check-in). We lost the connection during the evening due to rain (according to the staff). I didn't know rain could shut down WIFI - it was just rain, not a thunderstorm. RVers also have access to the indoor pool at the casino lodge. Again, there are no separate RV park restrooms (there are some in the casino and gas station) or showers. There is a dump by the gas station. This is an OK one night stop in northern WI on US2.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We spent a Tuesday night here in late July and had a FHU, back-in site with a view of the lake out our windshield. About 60 of the sites are FHU and we had one of maybe a dozen that are satellite friendly. There is no cable TV and only 4 antenna channels. The sites are mostly grass and gravel back-ins and of a decent size. Our site was level. There appear to be some, but not too many, seasonal sites. There were only about 30 sites occupied the night of our stay and maybe half of those might have been we seasonal. There is a small beach. The water is much warmer than Lake Superior. There is also a 60+foot pier that can accommodate customer boats. There were numerous empty boat trailers on the park's grounds. This is a nice park that serves locals for boating, fishing, and that week long vacation or weekend get-a-way. The Wi-Fi worked well at our site. The restrooms were old and a bit small for a park with 20 sites without sewer. The laundry had two of each machine and was $1.25 per machine.
07/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was our second year in a row staying here. See my 7/11 review. We again had a FHU, back-in site with 70+ channel cable TV. Again, there are no restrooms (other than those in the casino) or shower facilities. The only new things I want to add are 1) We arrived after a heavy overnight rain and the first 5 sites had large puddles on the asphalt pad and 2) their hotel Wi-Fi has a sign in page but I did not check to see if we could use it. As I noted last year, only the even numbered sites have the electric on the driver side. Good overnight stop on the U.P. or as a inexpensive base camp for sight-seeing on the Keweenaw Penninsula.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the first time we have been able to get into this park. It is usually full during the summer. All sites have a covered picnic table and bench at the rear of each site overlooking Portage Canal/Lake. All sites are FHU, asphalt back-ins with 70+ channel able TV and at time Wi-Fi that worked for us. Our site needed some leveling. There are no restroom or showers in the RV park. There are also no garbage cans or dumpsters, recreational facilities, laundry, etc. The adjoining public park (with a small beach) has a dumpster and small restrooms. Downtown is a mile to the east and shopping and fast food is a mile to the west.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Being familiar with this park and the immediate area, we booked it for the weekend (Friday and Saturday) so there would be no surprises. As was the case last year, we got one of the last full hookup sites. Unfortunately, it was one of only a few sites in the entire park that is not satellite friendly. The 70+ cable TV negates that as a problem. Recent reviews are all correct with their positive comments. We were able to use their small pool Friday afternoon before the crowds came in, but it was too busy on Saturday afternoon. Their laundry only has 3 of each machine but I manage 2 loads with no waiting. Wi-Fi was a bit "iffy" at times but worked well enough. The sites are almost 50/50 between full hookup and water/electric only, with a handful of "no hookups". The sites were also about 50/50 between with/without kids on this July weekend.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We reserved for 1 night and ended staying 3 to have a full day in the park doing laundry and enjoying the pool and one day taking the Pictured Rocks boat tour. We had been here years ago and wanted to make sure we got a site we liked. We were in site 1: one of the handful of open sites in the front of the park. All other sites are heavily wooded as others have noted. If you are not a fan of "parking lot" RV parks and prefer a site that is more "woodsy," this park is for you. I cannot comment on how level these sites are but they did seem quite spacious. I am surprised that no one in recent reviews has mentioned that the number of FHU sites is limited to the 7 in front and maybe a dozen in the wooded main area of the park. There are another 20+ W&E sites, with rest E only or rustic. During our stay, with the park maybe 50% full, there were probably as many tents and popups as RVs. Lots of families and ATV'ers. So, you will find just about every type of RVing/camping customer here during the summer season. The Wi-Fi worked OK for us and the 70+ channel cable TV was good. The laundry and bath/shower facilities are old, but functional and inadequate for a park with so many sites without sewers. We would stay again but some aspects (unpaved roads and dirt sites, for example) of this park might not appeal to some RVers.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is another park we stayed at last year. We again stayed here 2 nights. I noted in my review last year that they were in the process of adding sites. Since they were starting to get people staying all summer and using up most of the original FHU sites, they decided to put in more FHU sites. There are 45 new FHU, pull through sites. Like the old sites, these are gravel with patchy grass with lots of weeds around them. They are fairly long and wide (they say 35'x58'). I changed the site total to 121 to reflect this. So, they have gone from a 76 site park with only 30 FHU sites to a 121 site park with 75 FHU. The building with the bathroom/shower/laundry facility remains the same, so the bath/shower situation could get tight if most of the 45 W&E sites are full. All the sites have 70+ cable TV and we had no problem with getting the free Wi-F in our RV. There is nothing for kids in the park or the resort.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
When I wrote the initial review for this park last year, I mentioned that we would have stayed a second day except for a bad weather forecast. This year we stayed two days the second weekend in July. We again had a FHU waterfront site with the front of our RV 15' from the shore of the water. Technically it is Cedarville Bay, but it is actually on the shore of Lake Huron. As is becoming too common, we were unable to connect to their free Wi-Fi, but were able to connect to another network in the evenings. No cable TV, but most sites are satellite friendly. There is an extra $2.50/day charge for A/C usage (or any other high wattage appliance). As I mentioned previously, about 20 sites are individually owned. Additionally, another 20 or so sites are occupied by seasonal/extended stay customers. So, on any given night in season, calling ahead for reservations is recommended. Cedarville has a couple restaurants and a decent supermarket less than a mile from the park. On a July weekend, I saw only 2 sites with families with kids. Most customers were retired couples. This is a nice, quiet, relaxing park.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
For starters, I want to correct a few statements made in a previous review. Manistee is almost 50 miles from I-75, so I don't know what "freeway" the reviewer claims that this park is not far from. Also, the previous reviewer said there were no sewer sites. The park has one section with 45 FHU sites. Next to it is a section with 50 W&E sites. We have not been here in almost 10 years and hardly recognized this casino resort. The RV park has added the W&E sites and the hotel has grown to hundreds of rooms with a beautiful courtyard, an atrium, numerous eateries, indoor pool, show room (Merle Haggard is coming), etc. The sites are fairly level concrete with both pull-through and back-in. All sites appear to be satellite friendly. Cable TV is 70+ channels and the Wi-Fi (finally a park that does not use Tengo) work fine. The RV office building is modern with showers, a four machine laundry, and nice lounge area. The hotel pool is available to the RV park customers.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a return visit to a park we stayed at last year. Just about everything in that review of July 2011 stands. I do want to reiterate that there are many seasonal/extended stay customers. My biggest complaint is that I, once again, was unable to connect to the Tengo Wi-Fi.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed our two day stay here the Sunday and Monday after the 4th of July week. This large park has many seasonal/extended stay customers. From my walks around the park, I would say well over 100 sites are long term - dozens had an RV with no indication that it was occupied during our stay. All the sites in this park are very wide and most are of a good length. The hookups are modern and work well. Cable TV is over 60 channels. The pool is large and the surrounding patio and bathhouse are nice. The multi story lodge building is exceptional and overlooks the larger pond. I agree with several reviewers who complain about the Wi-Fi service. I think it was Tengo because, as often happens with my computer when the provider is Tengo, I was never able to connect. Since I often read many complaints about having to walk xxx feet to deposit the garbage, I am surprised that nobody mentioned that there is no garbage pickup and the dumpsters are at the park entrance half a mile plus from the main part of the park that has most of the sites.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
As usual, this was the first (early Oct.) and last (early Nov.) stop of our annual fall trip. We were here the first Sat. of Nov. was the latest we have ever been here and the park was the emptiest it has ever been during any of our previous stays. With FHU pull throughs, 70 channel cable TV, at site Wi-Fi, in a nice treed (little chance of getting satellite) setting, this park has just about everything you could want in an overnight stop. There is no pool but the park has some playground equipment and a fishing lake with rental boats. A Super Walmart and numerous fast-food places are just a few minutes away by car or a 20-30 minute walk. You will pass them on your way to the park from the interstate.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Had to wait until now (2/12) to review this park because of the 90 day waiting period on this site. We stayed here on our way to and from the Grand Canyon in October. As most reviewers have mentioned, the facilities (large cement FHU pull-thrus with cable and at site WIFI) are very good. Unfortunately it is too late in the year for the pool and other amenities to be open. As with our stop two weeks earlier, we were just ahead of a (dry this time) cold front - it was maybe 70 when we arrived in the middle of the day, dropped to the 40s right after sundown, and was in the 30s by morning. If we ever get back here again I hope it is in nice weather so we can enjoy this fine park for a few days.
11/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night in early November and had a FHU, pull-through site. There is no cable TV but we were able to get satellite at our site. Some of the 16 FHU sites may not be satellite friendly. There are also a dozen or so W&E sites. The rest of the park's sites are for tents. We were able to get Wi-Fi in the RV in site 16 but there were only 5 other customers in the park. There are 5 (the 4 networks plus PBS) over the air channels. November is the park's last open month of the season. Bathhouse was fine but some of the other facilities (the pool, clubhouse, and canoe rental) were closed for the season. Staying here in the summer when it is full with families, kids, and other vacationers would be completely different. Also at this exit are a small gas station, a small church, a small post office, and a small cemetery (actually kind of interesting), but the Meramac Caverns are just a couple miles down the road.
11/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for one weekday night in early November. We had a a FHU, pull-through site with cable TV (40 channels). As has been happening to us a lot lately, we were unable to connect to the Wi-Fi in the evening but were able to do so the next morning. It might be that folks are hopping on the internet earlier as it gets dark earlier. It is too bad that this park got some bad reviews during the summer when the park was primarily used by people staying at the park because of the terrible tornado Joplin experienced earlier in the year. Many sites are in the trees but there are some that are satellite friendly. Most sites are pull-through and there are a variety of hook-up combinations (varying amperage, cable or not, W&E only, etc.). The park could use more laundry and bath facilities for 100 sites. The park is family oriented with a pool, a playground, a duck and fishing pond, and a basketball court. Good park for an overnight or a few days to relax or tour the area. Yes, you can hear the interstate traffic but it is not as close or bad as at some parks.
11/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent one weekday night here in early November and had a FHU, pull-through site with cable TV (50 channels). As with several parks on this trip, we were unable to connect to their WI-FI in the evening but were able to get on the next morning. Most sites are FHU, pull throughs with cable but there are some back-ins and some sites without cable. Most sites were a bit narrow but many were long enough to not unhook. There did appear to be quite a few extended stay or maybe permanent customers. The park is bordered on 2 sides by unoccupied land, another side by the interstate, and the final side by a road and a business. Why the previous reviewer called the neighborhood "questionable, I have no idea. There are several stores and eateries just across I-40. Except for the WI-FI, everything worked fine. We did not use the indoor pool or large laundry. I'd use this park again for just an overnight stop.
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We initially pulled into the park next door but the first two sites they took us to were not acceptable, so we came here. Rate shown is PPA. Here we got a FHU, pull-through site with cable TV (40 channels), Wi-Fi, and open for satellite (one of the few in the park). Our site was gravel and grass but surprisingly level. As other reviewers have intimated, the appearance of the entrance, the office, and the park in general will turn off many potential customers. While the park was not as attractive as the last three parks we stayed in, everything worked fine and we even had our best Wi-Fi connection in over a week. The three bathrooms (toilet, shower, and sink in each room) in a small adobe building near the entrance were a bit "iffy" as far as cleanliness but were OK. As other have noted, you can walk to several restaurants and see much of the town if you are a walker.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for one night in late October and the park was fairly full but many of the sites appeared to be extended stay customers. This is the third park in a row we have stayed in which had a very attractive layout and well maintained sites. We had a FHU, cable TV (50 channel), pull-through site in the new section. The new section is satellite friendly and some sites in the treed old section maybe satellite friendly. I was unable to connect to their Wi-Fi with my usual notebook and gave up after numerous tries over several hours. Later I was able to connect with my backup notebook. They have notes posted asking their customers to limit the kind of internet usage because things like streaming, downloading files, etc., use too much bandwidth. While I appreciate their effort to keep "bandwidth hogs" under control, I think their system may have its' own flaws causing some customers to have connection problems. For this size park (200+ sites), the pool and bath facilities are really inadequate. Yes, you can hear the interstate traffic all night. This is another nice park with some negative aspects.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here on a Saturday night in late October when the park had only 10 other RVs. I have to agree with most of what has been written in the last 8 or so reviews. This is a newer park, with FHU, pull-through sites arranged in three rows. Cable TV was OK (40 channels) and all sites are satellite TV friendly. There is no shade and attractive desert plants around the sites. I could not get the Wi-Fi in the evening but was able to connect in the morning. As noted by a previous reviewer, check-in is at the gas station across from the casino. There is a building at the entrance to the RV park that has maybe half a dozen individual bathrooms (sink, toilet, shower) and a very nice lounge with large screen TV.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here on a Friday night in late October and there were only about a dozen other RVs. In the summer the situation would be much different. The park is well laid out with all pull-though sites. Some may be long enough to not unhook. There are about FHU 25 sites with the rest being W&E. The office/store/laundry and main bathroom buildings are nice and there is also a satellite bathroom and laundry building. Most sites are satellite friendly but I could not get the local antenna stations listed in the handout. I had a little trouble with the Wi-Fi but got on it long enough to accomplish my goals. They considered installing a pool but decided it was not worth it due to their short 2-3 month pool season.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
I can see why so many folks give this place a 9 or a 10, but I think most of those folks are retired/older folks (as am I). They tend to overlook the lack of recreational facilities (for example, the pool is way too small for a park this size) for families. A few reviewers have mentioned leveling and highway noise problems. I am surprised that I saw only one other review that mentioned the bathroom/showers closing at a ridiculous 8PM. Yes, the park is attractive, clean, well groomed, etc. and everything worked well, but it does have its' flaws.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here in late October for 4 nights and would have stayed for a fifth if not for the lows at night were beginning to be consistently around 20F. Previous reviewers have been all over the place on what is right and wrong with this RV park. Obviously, the location, bus system, etc. are wonderful. The sites themselves are OK. All sites are FHU with 40 channel cable TV. Many sites have some level of tree shade and some are open for satellite. I found the sewer too far forward in the site. As an aside: ravens (or some other critters) pecked numerous small holes in our conjoined 30' of sewer hose in several places the third night of our stay. Most sites are unlevel to some degree: the concessionaire (Xanterra) is too cheap to grade the sites. Two showerless bathrooms service the RV park. The only building with the laundry and the ($2 pay) showers in the entire national park is almost 1/2 mile from the RV park entrance and much farther from the outer sites. About the same distance (down the same entry road but turn right instead of left) is the Market Place, gift shop, cafe, deli, post office, and bank (Chase). The RV park is also part of an area that has an employees' trailer section and employee dormitories. Being in the GCNP and just minutes from free buses to everything makes putting up with the negatives worth it.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
I too, will not give this park a 9 or 10. The main reasons are two mentioned by the previous reviewer: pay showers and the site fee. This is a huge facility. I changed the above listing for number of sites from 170 to 280. In addition to 5 RV, FHU loops with about 170 sites, there are 4 no hook-up loops with about 110 sites. Most of the FHU sites are paved and mostly level. Each loop has its' own bathroom but no showers or hot water. You have to go to the office/store/laundry building for the $2 showers. From some sites, this more than half a mile. We were able to get the Wi-Fi at our site because we were fairly close to the office. Most sites appear be satellite friendly. The park has nice sites and beautiful views, but it doesn't deserve a higher rating due to the above negatives.
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here instead of the KOA to save $5-10 on a one night stay. In warmer weather and in season we would have probably stayed at the KOA for the pool. This park has side-by-side, FHU, pull-through sites. Most sites are satellite friendly. The sites are long but a bit close together. The laundry and bath buildings are old but clean and serviceable. There is a club house but I did not see anything for kids (playground, pool, etc.) As at a previous park we were unable to connect to the WI-FI in the evening but were able to do so in the morning. There are a few fast food places within a 10 minute walk.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
As others have noted, this is a nice park with good facilities. Some of the amenities (pool and cafe) were closed for the season. All sites are pull-through with side-by-side hookups, but not all sites are FHU with 50 Amp and/or cable. If you want FHU, cable (60 channels), or 50 Amp be sure to ask for that kind of site. Many sites are just W&E, 30 Amp, and/or without cable. Most sites appear to be satellite friendly. We had a lot of trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi in the evening. It was probably due to heavy traffic on the system as the park was nearly full. We were able to connect in the morning. The park appears to have quite a few extended stay/long term customers, so site availability of the type you want may not always be available if you don't call in advance.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here 1 weekday night in mid-October and there were maybe 25 RVs in the park. This park is part of a casino resort and is about 10 miles south of Albuquerque just off I-25. Sites are all pull throughs of a decent size and have FHU and good 50 channel cable TV. The park does not have Wi-Fi but there is a signal from the Hard Rock Casino Hotel which is about 1/2 miles away as the crow flies. We could not get on in the evening but were able to do so in the AM before we left. So, Wi-Fi is a maybe. There are fishing ponds, an office/store with bathrooms/showers in the same building. I tried the door for the laundry but it was locked. As for the prior review giving this place a rating of a "1": yes, there was frequent train traffic and noise, there were so few customers in the park that dust wasn't a problem, and the rules state "no open fires" (there is no mention of charcoal). I checked this reviewers other 2 reviews - they were a "1" and a "2"). It would seem that he/she gives low ratings if there is anything about the park not meeting his/her standards. I would stay here again but not come out of my way to stay here as I did on this trip.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our first time here in 3 years and we stayed only on night due to our schedule. We were here the day a cold front came through and the area (most notably south around Lubbock) had a massive sand storm. The 50+mph winds made enjoying the park more than impossible. As most others have noted, the park has very good sites, facilities, and amenities. There are 3 separate bath/laundry buildings. The laundry is currently $1 per machine. The cable is about 50 channels and the Wi-Fi worked OK for us.
10/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is adequate for an overnight stop on I-40. Although they have 70+ sites, only about a dozen are good for over nighter who want the ease of FHU pull-through sites for their short stay. Most sites are small and in the trees and about 20 in the open are taken by area workers. The cable has 40 channels and the Wi-Fi worked OK for us. They have a newer bathroom/laundry building in addition to the facilities in the standard KOA office structure. For me, this addition is the park's best feature. The only other things at this exit are the gas station/restaurant/gift shop.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here on a Saturday in mid-October for the $50 weekend rate less the 10% KOA discount. As almost every previous reviewer has said, this is a new RV park with very good facilities (FHU pull-throughs on long cement pads) and amenities (pool, WIFI, 70+ channel cable TV). A few negatives have also been mentioned (no trees and more than a few very loud nearby trains). I felt the price was a bit high for an RV park that is part a casino resort. As with everything else, the laundry and bathrooms are new.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice RV park with good facilities, but I cannot give it the 9 or 10 others have. For starters, not all sites are equal: some are 50 Amp, some 30 Amp; some pull-through, some back-in; some shaded, some open; some cable, some not. This variety may not seem problematic, but it does mean that while they may have some sites available when you call or show up, the available sites may not meet your needs. The length of the sites (or more properly, the length of the cement pad) also varies. My 32' Class C wheels just barely fit on my cement pad which was not the only pad that size in the park. Any rig bigger than mine would not have fit the pad. The ground between the site is dirt and weeds - thus there will be lots of dust or mud depending on weather conditions. As a few others have mentioned, there is nothing (except a small pool) for kids. They have more for dogs than they do for kids. Many of the RVs currently there did not appear occupied during our stay. It would appear that there are lot of seasonal or extended stay customers. I have no problem with that but it does reduce the availability of sites for over nighters. Even though the info above shows 120 sites, the map I received showed less than 80 sites. On any given night, I am not certain how many sites are usually available. I would guess no more than a couple dozen depending on the time of the year.
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
I am surprised to see that only one person has reviewed this park since I last did so in May. The rate I show is a combination of 5 days PPA, 2 freebies, and 1 day with Good Sam. Two updates since my May review: 1) The Wi-Fi is now free but they are having some glitches with it so it sometimes goes off. 2) In keeping with their lack of concern for customer safety, they have removed several speed bumps that used to be on the interior resort road between the RV park lodge and the casino. In spite of a posted 10 mph speed limit, people now have nothing forcing them to slow down. Evidently, the management of the resort "caved in" to the self important speeders who place their "right to speed" ahead of the safety of others. Fortunately, many of the "area workers" who were here back in May were not here anymore and the park was only about 1/4 full for most of our 8 day stay, so interior traffic was not too heavy. Next year I will cut the length of my stays even more if management's priorities remain anti-safety. Still a very good park with fine facilities and lots of amenities.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
I am glad to see that a few recent reviewers are commenting on the condition (short and out of level) of the cement pads on many sites. I have mentioned these and other flaws in some of my previous reviews of this park. Overall, the park delivers good facilities (FHU, pull-through) and amenities (60+ channel cable TV and free at site WI-FI). It still a good park at a decent price.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
After 15 years of by-passing this park 4 times a year in the fall and spring because we usually stay half an hour south in Tunica, MS, we finally stayed here. As noted by recent reviewers the park is still recovering from the historic May floods. I did not lower my rating because of unfixed facilities damaged by the flooding. The biggest negative right now is the loss of one bathroom (which makes one of the three distinct RV site sections of the park "bathroomless") and there are only 2 working washers and dryers (there were at least 6). As everybody says, the view is nice and watching the barges going down the river is interesting (but only for so long). RV parks in Caruthersville, MO and Vidalia, LA also have excellent river views and have better amenities. Except for possibly fishing and the aforementioned barge watching, there is nothing else to do in the park. Nice park to come back to after a day of sightseeing in the Memphis area.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is beginning to be a several times a year stop for us as we shorten our driving days to and from the Gulf coast in the spring and fall. It remains a good overnight park with above average facilities (FHU, mostly pull throughs, gravel sites, 60+ channel cable TV, and free Wi-Fi (at least fairly close to the office). Unlike a recent reviewer, I do not consider this to be just a "parking lot" type RV park. It has gravel roads and sites with some grass and a few trees. As I have noted in a prior review, there are no recreational facilities in the park. Thus, it is probably not a good park for families or people who want to have something to do in the park.
09/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was our third time here overall and first time in 4 years. Because there was no official event going on at the fairgrounds/race track on Labor Day weekend, we were able to get a pull-through, FHU site for 2 nights with all the hook-ups on the driver's side. As noted by others, the sewer receptacles are strange and on the "wrong" side at some sites. The park was maybe half full with about a dozen RVers there for a HD motor cycle rally in the area this LD weekend. Aside from some annoying late/early revving of motors, we did not experience any significant noise problems (parties, the bar across the street, or the interstate) during our stay. In fact, I-94 is several hundred yards from the closest edge of the park and recessed below the surrounding area reducing the traffic noise. While most previous reviews make valid comments about it being an "asphalt parking lot" and the noise potential when crowded, they also note that the location is great for visiting Milwaukee. However, I really don't understand the recent review that said the park was in a "not good area". In the course of my visits here, I have walked at least a mile north, south, and east of the RV park (the fair grounds are to the west). The immediate area is mostly middle class (and some high end) single family homes with several churches and schools. Suburban West Allis's downtown/main street is less than a mile south with shops, restaurants, and other commercial buildings. What's "not good" about the area?
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for one night the Thursday before Labor Day weekend. We had a FHU, pull-through, end site. Most sites are pull-through and, as noted by the last reviewer, of decent size. I initially could not get the Wi-Fi in the RV. After going to an open site with a clear view of the office, I was able to connect and take the notebook back to the RV and hold the connection. There is no cable TV but most sites (except for maybe a few of the back-ins) are satellite friendly. In addition to the small indoor pool, there is a nice mini golf course that got a couple dozen customers the evening we were here. Two Rivers is 2 miles to the north and Manitowac is 4 miles south so both towns are convenient to the park. As others have mentioned, Lake Michigan is across the highway with beach access maybe 100 yards north of the park. Still others noted the nice asphalt bike path between the highway and the lake. The location is good, but I did think $40/night was just a bit steep for what the park offered.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is our first time here in 4 years. The last time we stayed here after Labor Day and did not have to pay the normal high in-season rate. This time we received a "bogo" offer over the internet and stayed two nights for the price of one the week before Labor Day. In addition to this reasonable rate, the park was only about 20% full which makes for a more enjoyable stay. As others have noted, the park has good facilities and amenities. We stayed in the upper level in a FHU, pull-thru with 25 channel cable TV and free WIFI. I don't think there are more than a handfull of sites which would be satellite friendly. Unlike a previous reviewer, I find the walk to town "doable" for folks in relatively decent physical condition (together we are over 140 years old and did the walk both days.). The pool is small and heated with an adjacent, small sprinkler park. We managed to enjoy both. There is also a playground, B-ball hoop, and volleyball court. Once again, expensive in-season, but a nice park.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is our first time here in about 10 years. Last time in the area we stayed at the casino RV park but we wanted access to a pool on this stop so we came here. We had a FHU, pull-through site with at site Wi-Fi that worked fine. There is no cable TV but every site appears to be satellite friendly since there are only a few small trees in the entire park. I don't think there were more than a dozen other sites occupied the one night we were here. Previous reviews give fairly accurate descriptions of the park. The only comment I question is the one about the park being an "industrial park". Except for the dairy company mentioned in that review, the RV park is bordered by "nothing" on 2/3 of its' boundaries and the dairy and a small commercial building (the liquor store where you check-in and several other small businesses) are 100+ yards from the edge of the park. The pool was fairly large with clean, cool water. For a park that doesn't appear to get a lot of attention from the owners/staff, this place was more than adequate (FHU, Wi-Fi, pool) for our one night stay.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
It has been 5 years since we were here last. We stayed for 3 days the final weekend of August. The difference between the park on Fri. and Sat. versus Sunday after the weekenders have left is like night and day. We had a FHU, back-in (which most sites are) with 50+ channel cable TV and od, at site WIFI that worked well for us. While complaints about crowds, kids, and lack of trees are based on facts, a park that has 300+ sites and draws families because of its' recreational facilities (pool, playground, b-ball, volleyball, horseshoes, etc.) is going to be crowded and crawling with kids at times (especially on summer weekends as others have noted). The lack of shade trees is something that is what happens when you convert and old, treeless farm field into an RV park. It takes decades for trees to grow to any substantial height. The only fixable flaw that I noticed was the "too high" sewer connection that others have mentioned. Ours was a at least 7" above ground and many others were a similar hieght. This is one of the best RV parks in MN.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here two weekday nights. All sites are FHU with good cable TV (60+ channels) and Wi-Fi. The previous reviews are all pretty much on the nose concerning this park: gravel lot with grass and a cement patio between the sites; flowers and lamppost at each site. I found the lamppost to be a negative as it was too bright at night and forced me to use added shading for the bedroom windows. As noted, you can use the bathroom and shower in the motel pool area. While here is no laundry in the park or motel, there is a laundromat in town. In addition to being able to walk to all the shops, stores, and restaurants in town there is a very nice lakeside city park (beach, tennis and basketball courts, boat launching area, picnic areas, etc.) at the other end of town. This park is about 1/2 a mile from the RV park.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here two weekday nights at the PPA rate. We had a FHU, pull-through site with limited cable TV (only a dozen, somewhat fuzzy channels with no weather or sports channels) and good, at site, Wi-Fi. Park was built in 2007. About 50 sites are appear to be occupied by seasonals. There are 3 areas of the park - 2 areas of the park seem to be entirely seasonal customers in back-in sites. The rest of the park, where we were, consists of a dozen pull-through and another 20 or so back-ins. The pull throughs seem to be exclusively for over nighter and short stays and are satellite friendly. The back-ins may or may not be satellite friendly. The size of all these sites is unbelievable - you have to see them. I don't think I saw a site pad (back-ins or pull throughs) that was less than 100' from front to back. The pads are gravel and sand and leveling may be an issue on some sites. The pool was heated and larger than your typical small RV park pool. There is modern playground equipment, a good basketball hoop, horseshoe pits, etc. They have recycling bins for aluminum, plastic, and glass. The gravel roads/sites and poor cable prevent a higher rating.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here about 10 years ago and the RV park has improved. There are 29 FHU sites. Some are pull-through and some are back-in. The remaining sites are more suited to tents. Check-in is at the marina office (hotel during off hours). We were able to get one of the last FHU sites on a Friday night with just 2 days notice. The park sits on a rise overlooking the casino and the marina. There is no cable TV or Wi-Fi. Sites are satellite friendly. I did not asked if the hotel pool (indoor) was available to RVers. Area attractions include the Grand Portage National Monument and Grand Portage State Park. Grand Portage is the northeastern end of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.
08/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We haven't been here in about 10 years. We were able to get the last available W&E, pull-through site on Saturday night. The last review from 2007 gives a fairly good description of the park. There was a Good Sam group taking about a dozen of the 16 W&E sites. Because of the layout of the sites, sites 8 through 16 can have a problem getting the Wi-Fi because the Wi-Fi antenna on the office roof can be blocked by RVs between your site and the office. We were in site 12 and couldn't get the Wi-Fi. We moved to site 5 on Sunday morning after all the Good Sam people left and were able to get the Wi-Fi. No cable TV but the pull-through sites are satellite friendly. Within walking distance are the casino, the hotel, restaurants, a marina, and a golf course. The bathrooms are too small for a no sewers park and there is a 4 machine laundry. The fellow who takes care of the RV park was very helpful and friendly.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here a few years ago and had to settle for a W&E site. This year, with just a few days notice, we were able to get a FHU site on a Tuesday. From our previous visit, I didn't think that would be possible. There were even a few FHU maybe a half a dozen W&E sites available when we arrived. We ended up staying 3 days and the park was almost full by Thursday night. Recent reviews have mentioned the current situation here - hotel being built, the office, bathrooms (3 temps on a trailer available), and laundry are gone, etc. The location, the convenience to the sights and attractions of Duluth, etc. have also being mentioned. In general, almost everything in the previous reviews is correct. I just can't give the RV park a great rating because of all the great things around it. Even though we got a FHU site, the Electric is on the wrong side because of the one pedestal every other site situation. All sites are back-ins on asphalt with rear hook-ups. There is Wi-Fi that worked well but no cable TV. All sites appear to be satellite friendly and there are plenty of local stations via antenna. I like the park, enjoy Duluth, and hope the park does not disappear with the completion of the new hotel.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is another park we have stayed at previously but haven't been here for years. We had a FHU, pull-through, gravel pad site. There is no cable TV but most sites appear to be satellite friendly and there is some antenna TV. The Wi-Fi worked fine for us in the RV. Most sites are pull-through and are of a decent size. The laundry was a bit dirty and the machines were old but worked. Bathrooms were OK. This was our first park with a pool in almost 2 weeks and I was able to get in it despite some threatening clouds in the area. There appear to be some extended stay customers but nothing that looks full-time. Lots of RVs checked in after us, so it does seem to get lots of overnight travelers. There is nothing nearby, so you need to drive to get to anything.
08/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We haven't been here for years and I had forgotten that the casino had RV sites until we stopped here. The sites (15 is an estimate) are fairly level, back-in, W&E sites on asphalt at the back end of the east side casino parking lot. There are no sewers, cable TV, or Wi-Fi. There is a dump behind the gas station at the other end of the lot and most sites appear to be satellite friendly. There are no separate bath facilities for the RVers. There are bathrooms in the casino (not 24 hours) and gas station, but no showers. Shared W&E hook-ups are every other site at the back of the site, so you will want to try to get a site with the utilities on the driver's side. As of right now, you pull into an empty site and check with casino security to see if it is OK. There is NO charge for the site. Hopefully, the casino will keep things this way. It's a great deal as long as you don't lose too much in the casino.
08/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
I almost didn't recognize this park based on the previous review. While there are some long pull-throughs in the front section of the park, these sites are only W&E and do not have cable. I had to change the facilities listing above to reflect the fact that there are sewer hook-ups at this park. Most sites are in the trees, are FHU with 70+ channel cable TV, and are a both back-in and pull-thruoughs. We had one of these sites. We rejected the first site assigned due to poor utility placement (only the sewer was on the left side and we would have needed extensions to reach the electric, cable, and water on the right side). This type of problem exists for most of the FHU sites - the utilities are all over the place. Additionally, most of these sites appear to be very unlevel. The park only had about 10 (maybe 5 of which were seasonal/extended stay) of 50 sites rented on a Saturday in mid-August. The bathrooms were inadequate (one stall and one shower for each sex) and dirty. I was also not impressed by the owner as the previous reviewer was. This is one of those parks that was OK 20 years ago but needs some new ownership with a willingness to spend enough to bring the park into the 21st century. Next time I'll drive a little farther.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is our third stay here in the past 10 years and the park is on their third set of owners in that time span. The current owners were not on site but the folks managing the park were quite friendly. We stayed here twice in a week for a total of 3 days. Each time we were in a FHU, pull-thru with 70+ channel cable TV and adequate, but sometimes slow Wi-Fi, site. Most sites fit this description, are satellite friendly, and appear the be fairly level but there are some that don't have cable. The park was surprisingly empty all 3 nights - even on Friday. Everything worked fine but there is little else in the park. This is a fairly nice place that should be doing better business. The local public camping facilities (Porcupine Mtns and the city park) do not have full utilities so I don't know why more folks aren't staying here.
08/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is the third time we have been here - the first in 5 years. We stayed here 5 nights over a 8 day period: 2 nights at a FHU site with cable TV (about 20 channels) and 1 night at a W&E site the first stay and 2 nights at a W&E site a few days later. We felt that the hassle of trying to hookup to the sewer wasn't worth paying for a FHU site. We like the park but the condition of the sites and utility placement cause me to downgrade this park. As others have noted, the FHU sites are share an electric/water hook-ups causing problems like from running hoses/cords under the RV and/or needing extensions for those items. Most of these 10 FHU sites have sewer drains that are also poorly placed requiring long or exteded sewer hoses. Additionally, it is as difficult to get level as it is to line up the RV with the utilities. Even the W&E sites have the shared pedestal problem with the added problem of the utilities being at the front of the site. Some of the FHU sites and about half the W&E sites are satellite friendly. If it is possible, you might want to check the site you get to be certain it meets your needs.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Most of the previous reviews have covered the basics: FHU, back-in, paved sites with 70+ channel cable TV. They are trying to get their Wi-Fi to work for the RV park area. We couldn't connect in the evening, but were able to do so in the morning. As noted by others, there are no bathrooms or any other typical RV park amenity. The biggest negative for me was that one electric box is shared by 2 sites, so that only the even numbered sites have the electric on the driver's side. Also, several of the sites have some depressions in the asphalt parking pad that make them look unlevel.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is still one of the best full service, private RV parks on the U.P. This is our first time here in 5 years. We got the last FHU site available on Monday and had to move to another site for the next 2 nights. The first site was a back-in and the second was a pull-through. Both were FHU with 70+ channel cable and reliable WI-FI in the RV. They have started booking groups, so FHU sites are at premium even during the week. About half the sites are FHU and half W&E. There are also both back-ins and pull-throughs. There are a lot of trees bordering the back-in sites and most sites are wider than most parks' sites and long enough for big rigs. There is a small pool and playground. Locals use this park for getting away for a few days and travelers use it as a hub for the central U.P. or just overnight.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We decided to take a chance on this "first come, first serve" park and showed up about noon on Sunday. We got a W&E (there are no sewer sites) site near the office that was out in the open enough to get satellite reception. The park has cable but we didn't hook up to it because it would have taken a 50' cord to do so. As it was, we had to use a 50' water hose. We shared a water post (it had 6 water spigots) with 4 other sites. Out site was closest to the post - the other sites were using multiple hoses connected together. As previously mentioned, the park is right on Lake Superior and the extensive beach is just a short walk and flight of stairs from your site. Most of the campers are families and groups in adjacent sites enjoying this park for get-together for days or weeks. We would have stayed another day if they had sewers.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Since there have been no reviews of this KOA in 5 years I wondered whether or not it was still open. It is, and I can understand why it doesn't get a lot of RVers. We stayed here last weekend and got one of the only 6 FHU, pull-through sites. It was also one of the few sites that you might be able to get roof satellite reception. There is one row of the FHU, pull-through sites in this otherwise heavily treed park. It seemed that they had more tenters, cabin customers, and pop-ups that larger trailers and motorhomes. I don't think that half the sites were taken for a weekend in the middle of their peak season. The park has some nice amenities (indoor pool, a cafe that prepares breakfast and several dinner meals, a playground, etc.). If you aren't too big, like a woodsy setting, and don't care about TV, you may enjoy this park.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here for 2 nights and had to settle for a W&E site since all the FHU sites were taken. They are in the process of adding 40 new FHU sites. There is 70+ channel Cable TV but the Wi-Fi was slow and would sometimes disconnect. All sites are gravel/grass pull-throughs. As others have noted, this is a good location for visiting area attractions (Locks, Falls, etc.) but the only thing in the immediate area is the casino.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
I am really surprised that this park has not been previously reviewed. It is about 30 miles east of St. Ignace, MI, not far from many local tourist destinations. If I have listed any of the above information incorrectly, please feel free to correct it. We stayed here one weekday night and had a FHU, pull-in lakefront site. We would have stayed a second night, but heavy rain was being predicted for the next day. Decided to pay a little extra for the spot just 10' from the water. Lots are for sale at this park and about 20 have been sold so far. Thus, at this time, there only about 35 sites available to rent. Most sites are shown as back-ins but some may be pull-throughs if both "in-line" sites are vacant when you arrive. Everything worked fine and the setting right on Lake Huron was great. Most sites appear to be satellite friendly. Great park for boaters and fishermen as the park has its own dock. Other than being right on the lake, there isn't much for kids to do in the park. As somebody who seldom complains about local noise disrupting their sleep, I must admit that I was jolted awake several times in the middle of the night by screeching sea gulls. That's a first.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here 2 nights (Sun. and Mon.) and had a FHU pull-through with 30 channel cable TV and WI-FI. The cable is new this year and the WI-FI would drop every once in a while - annoying if you need to be on for half an hour to accomplish your goals. Maybe 35 of the sites are pull-through with FHU and only 10 of those are 50 Amp. The park is heavily treed so satellite reception is doubtful for most sites. Nice pool and playground. Lots of families here during the peak season. Best thing about this park is that you can walk or bike to the heart of Mackinaw City on a mile and a half path from just west of the park.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We spent the weekend here and had a FHU, pull-through, end site with 60+ channel cable TV. WIFI was Tengo, but free. I had to go back to the office for help (instructions) on how to connect with Tengo. This informtion should have been given at check-in. As others have said, this is a very good RV resort. It is attractive and well kept with fine facilities and amenities (pool, limited snack bar, playground, weekend ativities, etc.). There are dozens of individually owned newer park models, numerous seasonal sites, and a variety of cabins for rent. So there really aren't 176 sites available. When this park is fairly full (which is most of the peak summer season), the facilities (the pool, laundry, and bathrooms) are inadequate for 500+ guests. There is only one secondary bathhouse besides those in the main building. It had at least one unflushed toilet when I tried to use it. The smallish pool had at least 15-20 bodies in it every time I checked it during our stay. Not all available sites are FHU (maybe 25 are W&E only) and many sites are not satellite friendly due to trees. I must compliment them on their fairly extensive recycling bins at the front of the park.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here one weekday night and had a FHU back-in site with 40+ channel cable TV. We were able to get Wi-Fi ($3/day) at our site. This is a fairly large, newer RV resort and marina. All sites appear to be gravel back-ins and most are FHU (about 60 are W&E). Most sites are very open and thus very satellite friendly. The only problem I had with the sites was the rear of site hook-ups. We were barely able to reach the electric, water, and cable with our 25' cord, hose, and cable. There are plenty of amenities: great pool and lodge, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, a playground, cafe/store, and the marina. This is definitely a destination RV park. Gravel sites, pay Wi-Fi, and rear of site hook-ups hold the rating down a bit.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
It has been about 8 years since we have been here. We had a FHU pull-thru with 60 channel cable TV and Wi-Fi at PPA rate for our 2 day, mid-week stay. Like many PPA parks they wouldn't guarantee a FHU until arrival. The park has only about a dozen FHU and not many sites which will accommodate large rigs. They need to do a better job of levelling their pull-through sites. It did not look like many sites are satellite friendly bcause of all the trees. The pool is nice.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is our first visit to this park since 2003. The park has doubled in sized since then. The newer areas seem to be mostly seasonals and some have trees and shade. The older section is still mostly in the open. We had a FHU pull-through near the office for one night. The cable TV was about 50 channels, and most sites in the old section are satellite friendly. Their WI-FI is Tengo but free. For some reason I could not connect, and the staff had no idea what the problem was. (I had the same problem a week later at another park but the staff there was able to solve the problem since they have run into it before - Silver Creek should have been able to do the same). As noted by other reviewers, the facilities and amenities here are very good. A 10-15 minute walk has you at the shores of Silver Lake and some of its eateries, shops, and amusements. I would stay here again for several days if I knew the WI-FI would work for me.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one night (Sunday) in mid-July. We had a FHU site that was level gravel with a large cement patio. There is no cable TV but we had one of the sites that was roof satellite friendly. Wi-Fi is available only near the office. The park has alot of seasonals and regular customers. Only about half the sites are FHU and the rest are W&E. The FHU sites are at a premium on summer weekends. The pool is small and, for my standards, heavily chlorinated. There is also a pond with a beach and several large inflated play structures in the middle. These are great for kids who swim well enough and are old enough to use them. There is also a modern playground, half basketball court, and various boats for rent. The store has a cafe with a modest menu. Nice park if you don't care about TV or Wi-Fi in your RV.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a large, fairly nice RV resort that does not appear to have many seasonal/permanent sites. We stayed here for a mid-July weekend and the park was maybe 30% full. We had a FHU, pull-through site with <20 channel cable TV. Most sites are are on grass with maybe a dozen sites with cement pads. I found the sites to be longer and wider than most parks The rate varies with the hook-ups (FHU, W&E, rustic), PT or back-in, location, etc. The Wi-Fi worked fine for us at our site. There is plenty for families/kids: nice pool, playground, basketball and volleyball, a large pond with a swimming beach and boats to rent, etc. There is also a cafe with decent pizza and ice cream. Due to the size of the park, there are golf carts being used. However, during our stay, they did not create the nuisance they do at some parks. That may be due to how wide the roads are. I wouldn't want to be here when the park was anywhere close to full. That could be as many as 2,000 people. My main complaint was the Sulphur water that made my load of laundry reek after it was done. For the price, I would expect cement sites and more cable TV stations. I'd come again but not long enough to need to do laundry.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for two days mid-week. Although there are some pull-thrus, most are back-ins. About half are FHU and half are W&E. We had FHU back-in with 70 channel cable TV. The free WI-FI worked well at our site near the office. The pool area is very nice but probably crowded on summer weekends. We did hear the trains and understand some of the prior complaints. There are a lot of seasonals, so I would call ahead for reservations in the summer. This is fairly expensive park and the sites can be a bit tight for big rigs. It is well run with good facilities and amenities. It is a very family friendly park and has plenty to keep the kids busy. There is also a mini-golf, go-cart, and batting cage operation across the street from the park. What used to be dozens of outlet stores at this I-75 exit is now just a handful of shops.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have not been to this KOA since 2005. The owners remembered us when we called for our reservations and gave us site #1 which is one of the few end sites giving us a 20' wide "yard". True we were there on Mon. and Tues., but they were full enough that they could have given the site to others. About 30 sites are FHU, pull throughs with 60+ channel cable and free, at site, WI-FI. They have a very nice, newer pool, lots of nice, modern kids' playground equipment (pirate ship, fort, plastic castle), a limited menu cafe (we enjoyed the pizza), mini-golf, some cabins and lodges for rent, 2 fenced dog exercise yards with equipment, a half basketball court, volleyball net, and horseshoes. They have added a satellite bathroom that makes the main building bathroom less busy. The sites are not as narrow as some folks have complained, and some are long enough to allow both RV and toad on the gravel pad - you may not have to unhook depending on your configuration. Each site has a wooden deck patio that is about 8X10. Most reviewers have commented on how friendly and helpful the owners are. I 20th those comments.
05/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rate based on numerous comps, discounts, and freebies. Due to nearby Mississippi River flooding this May, we ended up staying for one 14 day stay (our longest stay anywhere, ever). As usual, the facilities and amenities are very good but, once again, management's failure to control dangerous behavior by some customers lowers the park's score. The biggest problem I have is with customers driving 15-25 mph through the park. I made numerous oral and written complaints to park personel, security, and management with no evident results. The resort management seems to place profit above safety. I my last review for this park, I mentioned that the "chalets" were no loner available. They have now been removed and the sites have been turned back into RV sites. Most of these, however, were occuppied by area pipeline workers (they seem to be part of the speeding problem) while I was there.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice enough park with about 30 FHU, pull-through, open field sites, some W&E, and the rest seasonal sites in the pines. We were there on a Sunday night and only a handful of the FHU sites were taken. The utilities worked well, and the sites are decent size. There is no cable TV (I did not try antenna reception) but most FHU sites are satellite friendly. Did not ask about WI-FI at check-in, but when I tried to connect later, I got the "limited or no connectivity" message even though it showed a strong 4 bars. I did not try to resolve the issue since it was late. Nice small pool and some play stuff for kids. The bathrooms could use some updating.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here on their internet "pay 3 get 2 free" coupon. We have been staying here every May and October for 15 years and usually give the park an "8" unless we have a problem. Although I still feel that their sites are not level enough for those of us without "push button leveling", I am upping my grade to a 9 because they finally upgraded their cable TV system. From a barely cable 15 channels they now have over 60. WIFI worked well enough during our stay.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here twice on this trip heading south on the 5th and heading back north on the 25th. As far as the review is concerned, please read my review from October of 2010. My opinion remains the same - nice enough park with good facilities but it does have some flaws (unlevel sites, aging hook-ups, small bath and laundry facilities, etc.)
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here twice on this trip. One night in early May and one night in late May. The other two area parks (Hollywood and Sam's Town) were both closed due to flooding because they are on the river side of the levee. As I've mentioned in previous reviews, this park has the best facilities of the area casino parks: a lodge, a nice pool, big, FHU, both pull-through and back-in sites, typical area cable TV (15 channels), a playground, b-ball court, etc. Their WiFi is still $12 a day.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We've stayed here couple times in the past but this stop was necessitated by the fact that several parks we sometimes use on our way south this time of year were closed in early May as a precaution due to the pending Mississippi River floods. Even getting here was effected by the flooding. The northbound exit off I-55 was closed and the highway between the interstate and the park was covered by a foot or so of water for about 200 yards. The park had maybe a dozen sites unavailable in on corner of the park due to high water. As usual, the parks facilities are fine: FHU, cable TV, and WiFi at sites close to the office. The park lacks any recreational (pool, playground, etc.) facilities.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
As usual, this was the first and last stop (Memorial Day weekend) of our annual May trip south to MS and LA. To be quite repetitious, this is a good park with FHU, free WiFi, and 60+ channel cable TV. Lots of trees so you probably won't get satellite reception except for a couple sites. Lots of travelers during the week and numerous locals come for the weekends. They also do some "group" business. The park is on a small lake and they have a few small boats for rent and a launch site if you have your own boat. Wonderful and helpful owners. The mile or so of roads (from where you turn just past the Wal-Mart) is not as bad as some recent reviewers have indicated.
11/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
For starters, please read the July 2010 review that gave this park 1 star. The month after that review posted, I posted the following review: "I initially hesitated to review this park right away because of what I had experienced didn't make sense. After seeing the review that gave a terrible review because of the owner, I felt vindicated about what happened to me. I think we have a Jekyll/Hyde owner here - somebody who is normal most of the time and then every once in a while acts/reacts really strange. We stayed here the first weekend of August and after the first day I was ready to give the park an 8 which for me is a good rating. On day two I was engaged with another customer and the owner about other parks in the region. While talking about the parks on the east side of Glacier NP, I mentioned that I thought the KOA there was better than Johnson's (a park the other customer was complaining about). Out of nowhere, the owner loudly insists that I can't say that the KOA is better. When I asked if he a had been to either the KOA or Johnson's, he said no but I still couldn't say that any KOA was better than his park. When I tried to clarify my statement and explain that I was talking about 2 parks east of Glacier, he said I was being "pushy" and better not say any more. Stunned, I raised my arms in disgust and walked out. I can't imagine what set the owner off. Even if I had given an opinion about his park (which I wasn't), he has no right to tell anyone that they cannot voice such simple, harmless opinions. The park itself is decent. I did notice that many of the pull-thrus are not long enough for RV and toad. There is no cable but most sites appear to be satellite friendly. If you chose to stay here, hope you don't get to meet Mr.Hyde." A week or so after submitting this review I got a PM from Admin saying it was rejected because it was too much about the "incident" and not enough about the park. After several PMs back and forth, I was told that I could not resubmit the review or a new one until the 90 waiting period was up. During that time I noticed that the park received enough glowing reviews to "bury" the bad one. The owner asks customers to give the park a good review. So, to avoid 90 day problems, here is an extended version of the review with a mid- November stay date being submitted in late December.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I somehow missed reviewing this park during my summer travels. We stayed here for 2 days late July/early August in the main part of the park. Unlike our last stay several years ago, the office was staffed during the day so there was no "check in at the hotel" hassle. Others have described the sites (FHU, double pull-through, cable TV, WI-FI). The laundry and bathrooms are small for a 90 site park. The best aspect of this park is the beautiful pool area at the hotel. I've always enjoyed our stays here, but I'm not certain that I will come out of our way to stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
We hadn't expected to stay here twice during our summer travels, but ended up back in the Black Hills for the Labor Day Weekend. Because of this site's 90 day rule, I couldn't review this park again until now since I had reviewed it in July. For our July stay we were checked in by a young lady who gave us a pull through site about 1/3 of the way up the gulch. This time, an older gentleman who is either the owner or manager would not give us a pull through site. He said he didn't want to waste a PT site on a 32' RV without a toad. We were given a back in site which was against the hillside and we barely fit. My rear bumper was a foot from the hillside and the front bumper was only 2' off the road. The park had dozens of pull through sites available all weekend. I did not appreciate the manager's way of assigning sites. I've always enjoyed this park in the past, but this incident was a big negative.
10/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is this first time we have stayed here in 4 years. The rate is based on using "free night coupons" for our 4 days over 2 stays during October. We usually stay across the street at Hollywood but no longer patronize that facility due to recent changes in their treatment of RV customers and employees resulting from their cost cutting. Sam's has FHU, mostly back-in sites with minimal cable TV. The big drawback is the lack of WiFi in the RV park. You can get it in public areas of the hotel but I found it very slow. For those of you who think it is a long walk (3-400 yards) from the RV park to the hotel, hauling your laptop a couple hundred yards must be sheer torture. This negative may reduce my time in Tunica next year.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is our 4th stay here this year (twice in May for 10+ days and twice this month for 11 days total). The rate is low due to "comped" days and discounts (PPA and GS). For those of you who have been here before, the 20 or so chalets on the south side of the park are no longer being rented. I heard several conflicting stories about why. The cabins on the east and north ends of the park are still available. As noted by others, the park has level, FHU, pull-throughs with WiFi, and free 60 channel cable TV. While the WiFi is $4/day or $18/week, the total site cost for this caliber of park is still reasonable even if you pay for the WiFi We did run into one big negative for us on this trip. For the first time in the 15 years we have been coming here every May/October, the pool was undergoing major maintenance while we visited. It closed on the 3rd day (10/11) of our first stay of the month and was still being worked when we came back a week later for our 6 day (10/20-25) stay. I don't understand why they would do this when the temps are still in the 80s. The park was less than half full on the busiest of the 11 days (including 2 weekends) we were here. Since so much of their business is locals, maybe the bad economy is the reason. As an aside concerning an earlier poor review due to a "rude" employee: I think I know exactly which of the 7 or 8 regular check-in personnel the reviewer is referring to. That young lady has absolutely no personality. It doesn't make sense to me for a park like this with dozens of employees to be downgraded because one shy employee wasn't Miss Congeniality.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is PPA. This is our third stay here in the past year or so and we managed to get a site on the south side of the park to get the cable TV. I certainly understand the recent comments that complain about the poor cable TV: both the quality of the reception (several listed channels did not come in) and quantity (there were only about 10 channels listed on their handout). They really need to upgrade their cable system. Most sites appear to be satellite friendly. We also could not get WiFi at our site about 100+ yards south of the office. Their handout states that WiFi is available in the office. I still enjoy the river walk from the park to north of the bridge over the Mississippi. I also finally got to use their nice pool.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
As with our MS/LA trip back in 5/09, we had to make an unplanned stop at the Hammond Camping World. We got out of CW just early enough to make it this far west before dark. This is our first time at this park. Rate is PPA. We had a FHU, pull-through site with 60 channel cable TV, and at site free WiFi. From what I could see from my evening walk around the park, there was only one empty site and many sites appeared to be taken by extended stay (area workers?) customers. This is a good overnight stop, but the park has a small pool and little else for recreation.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed here about half a dozen times since I last (5/09) reviewed this park. I still don't understand the 9s and 10s some people give it. Yes, it has FHU, pull-through sites with 60 channel cable TV, and reliable free WiFi but certainly isn't perfect. Many sites are not level and the hook-ups are dated (we saw several in need of repair). The bath and laundry facilities are fine but too few for a 70 site park. We will continue to use this park several times a year as long as we continued to make our usual May and October trips.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here twice on this trip: once at the beginning of October and once at the end of the month. 2/3 of the sites are pull-through, full hook-ups with 25 channel cable TV. We were able to get the free WiFi in our RV. You can get a view of the Mississippi from most of the park and the casino/restaurant/bar is a 1-200 yard walk. Bathroom/laundry building is modern and clean. Except for possibly a few of the back-ins, most sites are satellite friendly. The main negative is the 15 miles round trip to and from I-55. Unless you really want to gamble, the cheap price is offset a few bucks by the extra miles.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Once again we stayed here at the beginning and and end of our annual October trip south. In reading any more than a handful of the reviews for this park it become obvious that almost every reviewer thinks highly of this park: from the wooded setting to the FHU sites with free 60+ channel cable TV and reliable, at site, WiFi to the park owners and staff. This is about as good as a overnight RV park/campground gets.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed one weekday night in early August and were lucky to get a spot without a reservation. We got the second to last site at 2PM. This park, and the area in general, is very popular. We had a FHU back-in site with good (40 channel) cable TV. Most sites seem to fit that description. The park is on the Wallowa River just south of its junction with Wallowa Lake. The state park at this location is within a reasonable (15 minute) walking distance. The views are beautiful and the sites are nestled among the pines. When the park is fairly full, getting in these sites may be difficult but worth the effort. WiFi is available only at the office/store across the road and the park has little in the way of any recreational facilities except for a small indoor pool. There may be a couple sites that can get satellite TV but I wouldn't plan on getting a satellite friendly site. There are a couple local places to eat nearby but the town of Joseph is at the north end of the lake about 10 minutes away by car. Deer do walk through the park and I even saw one that parked himself in front of one RV's door and just laid there for at least half an hour.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
My initial attempt to review this park didn't seem to take, so I am giving it another shot. This is our third time here in recent years and the park has shown significant physical improvement with every visit. All 33 sites now have cement pads, are FHU, have cable TV (60+ channels), and at site WI-FI. Although a previous reviewer mentioned getting satellite reception, I don't think many sites have good access. As was our luck last visit, the on site restaurant was not serving due to staffing problems. There is a decent size pool, a playground, and pet area. In addition to RV sites, there is a very nice tenting area, several cabins, and a "chalet" type unit with a second one being built while we were there. This is another indication that the cost is justified by the the money and effort being put back into the park. The owners are friendly and helpful and the entire town is within walking distance of the park. While not a destination park, it is great for an over nighter or a couple days to relax. This park almost gets my first 10, but not quite.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
For some reason, my first attempt at posting this review in August didn't take so I'm trying again in mid-September. I am mentioning this because I want to comment on a September review giving the park 1 star. From their description of the park and facilities and rate quoted, I am not sure they were at Ponderosa. I also want to mention again (as I did 2 years ago) that this park has 2 distinct sections: the older section has a wide variety of sites and the newer section has about 30 pull-thrus in the open. The sites in the older section can vary widely in size and quality. We were lucky enough to get one of the sites in the new section this stay. We had FHU, free at site WI-FI, cable TV, and good satellite reception for our 2 day stay.
09/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
It has been 3 years since we stayed here and reviewed this park. They have added free WiFi and it worked well for us the one Saturday night we were here. As noted by others, the sites are W&E only, some pull-through and some back-in. Most of the pull-throughs and some of the back-ins are satellite friendly. No cable TV, but some antenna stations. Bathroom facilities are not adequate for a 80 site park without sewers. Like some other PN Gaming casinos I have visited recently, the RV park suffers (reduced office hours, staffing, maintenance, etc.) when the corporate hatchet man comes in and tries to cut costs. The cost is not in line with the facilities offered.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is our third time here in 5 years. The park seems to be well maintained: the sites and hook ups still looks almost new. 14 of the 19 sites are a single row of pull-throughs on level gravel and the remaining sites are unusual horizontal sites in front of the pull-throughs. All sites are FHU with 60+ channel cable TV and free, at site WiFi. Everything worked flawlessly. There are a few small trees but nothing to block satellite reception. Coupons for 2 free drinks at the bar and 10% off at the restaurant are included with the price of your stay. As I said in my first review of this park, it is the best place to stop if you are crossing Iowa on US 34.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our first time here in 4 years. The park has very good facilities (FHU sites, 60 channel cable TV, free WiFi at site, a pool, etc.) Most sites are in the trees, so you may want to specify if you want a satellite friendly site. Most sites and interior roads are gravel. There are a lot of seasonal sites and I believe the place fills up on summer and fall home football weekends. We did not have a problem with the traffic noise but many will.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is getting to be a regular stop for us : 4th time in 5 years. We had a FHU, pull-through site with cable TV (60 channels) for our 2 day stay. We had no problems getting the free WiFi in the RV. Again, the park wasn't that full so there could be WiFi problems if the park is full and a lot of people are performing heavy duty usage. Except for some back-in sites on the north side of the park and a few of the sites on the outer edges of the park, there does not seem to be too many satellite friendly sites. Still as good a full service park as I've seen in Nebraska.
09/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here one night (Labor Day) and had a FHU site with cable TV (60+ channels) and in RV, free WI-FI (a bit slow and got kicked off a couple times) at PPA rate. As noted by others, this is a plain park attached to a small motel. Except for the WI-FI, the facilities were fine. I must agree with some of the earlier reviewers who mentioned the train noise. Alliance is a rail center for coal trains going to and from WY and we there there on a busy night. The property is on a "V" shaped piece of land between 2 roads on the east side of town that get heavy traffic first thing in the morning. This was one of the few times I have had my sleep disturbed all night by trains and road traffic in the morning. While the park was fine for an overnight stay, the possible noise could bother many folks.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for one night the Thursday before Labor Day. Rate shown is PPA for FHU site with cable TV (minimal with <20 channels). WiFi was free and we got strong reception in the RV. That, however, may be a function of there only being 30 other RVs in this 140 site park. It is sometimes hard to comment on a parks facilities when the park is only 1/4 full. Others have mentioned that the park is virtually treeless (good for satellite reception) but close to a busy 4 lane road (possible noise problems), etc. There is a small pool and a small playground. Personally, I couldn't see staying here for more than a night during the summer when the temps are normally 90F+.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here 2 separate days the week before Labor Day. Both times we had a FHU, cable TV site on the upper level. Free WiFi worked in the RV. Of the listed 85 sites, only about 50 are RV sites and, of those, only about 30 are FHU. At times there may be quite a few tenters and/or biker campers. There is a small pool, a inside ping pong table, and pool table. Although there appeared to be some extended stay and local worker type customers, this park is more suited as an overnighter or base park for the northern Black Hills or Devils Tower.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is the first time we have stayed here in about 10 years. The facilities (buildings, utilities, pool, sites, etc.) have been kept up-to-date. Everything looked as if it had been refurbished in recent years. Unfortunately, the pool is completely inadequate for a park this size. I can't imagine trying to use it when there are a hundred kids in the park. We had a FHU site with cable TV that was also roof satellite friendly. We were also able to get free WiFi in the RV. As others have mentioned the sites are mostly gravel and some of the roads had signs of rutting problems. There are also play areas for kids and pets, a basketball court, a pancake breakfast, and decent view of the Black Hills. This is a nice park with good facilities, but (like others) I found the price to be too high. I'll go to the newer, less crowded resort in Spearfish for this price.
08/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Stayed here for one night in late August (after the tourist rush) at PPA rate. I would guess it is hard to get a site here during the peak of the season. Some of the sites seemed to be extended stay customers. Most of the important aspects of this park have been noted: narrow, tight sites, a "different" owner, great location just off Custer's main street, etc. Our site was FHU with cable TV, somewhat unlevel, unable to get WiFi in RV, and below ground level water hookup. I would have stayed longer if not for the WiFi problem and the absence of a laundry.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent one night here in the middle of the week and had a FHU site with cable TV and WiFi. We had no problems with these facilities. There appear to be a lot of seasonal sites that are not occupied during the week. I imagine the park is quite full (and crowded, noisy, active, etc.) on summer weekends.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed here before and still prefer this park to others in the area because it has a pool, cable TV, and is only a 10 minute walk to the center of town. Most of their 15 FHU sites are shaded and not satellite friendly, but their 60+ channel cable TV negates that as a problem. Once again, it was an enjoyable 2 day stay.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We arrived here on a weekday in mid-August and were able to get a FHU site. Since there is no cable or antenna TV we asked for a roof satellite friendly site. Only a few of the dozen or so FHU sites appear to be satellite friendly. The site we were given was satellite friendly if I kept the front of the RV at the front of the back-in site. The problem was that both the electric and sewer were at the far rear of the site. For the first time in years I had to bring out my 30 amp extension cord since my on board 30' would not reach. Their WiFi worked OK and the pool was nice. The park is OK but lacking in enough FHU sites, and those they have are a bit deficient. The park is about 4 mile north of town.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here rather than one of the "better" parks in the area for one night because of the low price and in town location. The park was a pleasant surprise. The FHU pull-through sites had cable TV and WiFi which both worked fine. As others have noted, this a a small park without any extras. We found it fine for an overnight stop.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We were here for 2 days and had a FHU site that was satellite friendly. There is no cable TV and we could get no stations over the antenna. The pool was small and did not seem to be heated as advertised. WiFi worked OK. The restaurant mentioned by many reviewers was a real disappointment. The breakfast buffet was cheap but mediocre. We found the dinner menu to be expensive: $15 for chicken fried steak! We settled for a buffalo burger that was undercooked with a pink interior and a mushy texture. I would not recommend using this (or any Cody RV parks) as a base for Yellowstone. It is too long a commute in my opinion.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here twice on this trip: once in late July and once in late August. Both stops were for 2 days and we had FHU, pull-through sites with 60+ channel cable TV and in RV free WiFi. As usual (we've been here numerous times in past years), all facilities worked well. Most sites are not Satellite friendly due to all the shade trees but the owner has been adding sites that are in an open area in the back of the park. I think there may be 6 of these sites now with a couple more in progress. It is probably advisable to call for reservations in season (late June to Labor Day) especially if you want one of the satellite sites. Park is very convenient to places to eat and downtown.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed one night in late August after the summer rush had ended. I don't think there were more than 20 other RVs. Not all sites are full hookup. We had a FHU that was a bit hard to level but was satellite friendly. Most sites appeared to be satellite friendly. There is no cable, so you need satellite or have to settle for a few network stations with your antenna. The facilities were fine except for the laundry and Wi-Fi. It was only two of each machine and one of the washers was out of order. This size park needs to have more machines. We could not get the Wi-Fi in the RV but could get it outside at the picnic table. This is not acceptable when it is 90F and a cloudless sky which makes seeing the screen almost impossible. Although I am not normally one of those folks who complain about traffic or train noise, I did notice train whistles throughout the night. It seemed like more than just a couple - maybe 5-6 between 11 PM and 7 AM. I can't imagine staying here more than the one or two nights to see the local historic sites.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is PPA. We stayed one night and asked for a FHU and satellite friendly site because the cable is limited (about 20 channels). Finally, a park staff that knows which sites are sat. friendly. The park was almost full because of 2 large groups taking up about 40 sites so we were lucky to get the site. Nice overnight park just off the interstate.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed here several times in the past and this park has alway delivered. It has full hookups, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a pool. Everything worked fine - we had no problems with the cable reception or Wi-Fi in the RV.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate shown is Passport America. Like others we came in for one night and ended up staying longer. In our case it was because we like the park and because there were very few other customers. Staff said their business starts slowing in mid-August. As noted, the park is gravel and the sites are full hookups and a decent size. Most sites are satellite friendly which is good because there is no cable or antenna TV. This backside view of the Tetons is worth the extra time, miles, and effort to come here (or Driggs, or Victor). They also have RV parks but those parks do not have the view of the Tetons that this park does.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is another highly rated park which we are staying at for the first time in 3 years. Again, I can not rate this park higher than an 8 because it lacks a pool in an area where 90+ degree temperatures are the norm during the summer. Others have commented on the park's positive (and a few negative) aspects. Among other things, I found the bath and laundry facilities to be small for this size park when full and some sites are not very level and have end of site hook-ups. This is one of those parks with "resort" in the name but, in addition to not having a pool, they have no recreational facilities in the park. It is a very nice park but does not rate being called a "resort" in my book.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
It has been 3 years since we last stayed here and we spent 3 days here over 2 different stops. I still understand all the rave reviews, but still can not rate this park higher than an 8 without a pool. From my talks with the work campers, the owners have make a conscious decision to NOT have a pool. That way the park's regular customers (mainly retirees and older couples) do not have to put up with the noise, etc., that would come from having a pool that would make the park appeal to families and younger travelers.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Almost felt like saying "ditto" to the previous review. Clean park, fairly new, good FHU, cable TV, WiFi, bath and laundry facilities, and mostly back-in sites. As noted by others, the pull-throughs are parallel to the park road. Every site is has a view of the river with none more than 100' from the river bank. While you may be able to fish from your site, that is the only recreational activity available in the park. This is a nice park in a beautiful location (ignore the old railroad cars) within walking distance of a quiet downtown Orofino.
08/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
We managed to get one of the last two remaining spots on the "terrace". We asked for a terrace spot for the view and satellite compatibility. While I can understand a previous poor review describing the "terrace" as a junk yard. There are some large "leftovers" up there but probably less than 2 years ago. The "terrace" sites are small and quite a few of them are taken by guys in the area for seasonal work. Most of the main level sites looked nice surrounded by tall pines. It also appeared that most of them were taken by extended stay customers. For us, the view of the Sawtooth Mountains was worth putting up with the negatives of the park.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is our third summer in a row staying here at least once for two days. I was going to pass on re-reviewing the park but it has gotten some lame reviews recently (I am submitting this after at least one mediocre August review posted). Once again this park met my needs: FHU, cable TV, at site WiFi, and a pool (which was busy the entire hot weekend). Recent reviews mention speed bumps, having to drive slow, and lots of kids. I guess those are considered negative points for those who don't feel safety and kids are good things. Additionally, I have always considered the site size here to be above average, so I don't see the "closeness" issue.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were able to get a FHU site that was roof satellite friendly for our one night stay. I don't think many of their sites are satellite friendly. We did not use the pool because it was full of kids from the time we arrived about 3PM until it closed. It appears that they allow local families use the the pool. Our site was OK and we were able to get WiFi at our site after they were done working on the antenna atop the office. There appear to be quite a few long-term or extended stay customers, not permanent sites, but folks staying for weeks or the season. I would advise calling ahead even on weekdays during the summer since the filled up on the weekday we were here.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
It has been maybe 10 years since we have been at this park and the new owners have kept the park fairly up-to-date. 44 of the sites are full hookup, pull-through sites. Of those, about 15 are 50 AMP. Since we knew that the cable TV system was limited (20 channels) we asked for and received a satellite friendly site. We had no problems getting WiFi at our site. Since a lot of sites are "treed", you may want to specify if you want to use your satellite. As other reviewers have mentioned, the park is well run, clean, and family oriented. There is a nice pool and a cafe serving meals. I imagine that these amenities are seasonal.
08/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stayed here because we had never stopped to see Bonners Ferry in the past. Previous reviews describe the park fairly well. I would like to add that the sites are not well defined, hard to line up with the utilities, and not very level. Also mentioned was the lack of cable TV, doubtful satellite availability because of trees, but 6-7 channels with antenna. The 2 full, unisex bathrooms are old, but functional. As a side note, the couple next to us in the park said they were here to possibly buy the motel and park. Maybe the park will be upgraded next year.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I have been here before when the previous owner was still here and gave the park a solid "8". The new owners have added a much needed pool and seem to be keeping up the high maintenance standards of the previous owner. Like a prior reviewer, I did have a problem with the site I was assigned. When we reserved the site and upon checking in, we specified that we wanted a "roof satellite friendly" site. Our assigned site had overhanging trees on both sides of the RV: thus no satellite TV. Since the cable TV was 60+ channels it was no big deal so I did not complain or ask to change sites. However, the fact that I did not receive the type of site requested lowers their rating. Unlike the prior reviewer, I did not see the park as "tight" for big rigs but he has made the "tight" complaint in all his other reviews. Somebody maybe driving a rig too big for their driving skills.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is our first time at this park in at least 4 years and stayed 3 days. We had been staying at the KOA the last couple times we were in Deadwood because they have cable TV and this park does not. They do have full hookups and Wi-Fi and most sites are satellite friendly. As many have mentioned, the further you are up the gulch, the tougher the climb up to your site from the office and facilities (pool, laundry, bathrooms, trolley stop, etc.). If you are one of those folks who doesn't like to have to walk more than 50' to anything in a "flat" RV park, this is not the park for you. The gravel sites are decent but a bit on the narrow side - you won't be far from your neighbor. Slides and awnings make things even tighter. Now that I have satellite TV, this park is better for me because it is a closer and safer walk to town than from the KOA.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here 2 nights, but had to switch sites due to availability problem. We went from a treed, FHU site with limited cable and decent WI-FI to an open site downhill from the office where we couldn't get WI-FI but could get satellite. Most other reviews have commented on the facilities and pool/slide. From what I saw, big RVs would have problems navigating the park, and there are only a few sites that would be easy for a large RV to get into.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This our first time here in 3 years. Again, while I understand the superlatives others use to describe this park, others have pointed out some negatives. Many comment on the price, some on the sites being unlevel, etc. During this 2 day stay, I noticed the "grass" between sites being more weeds and dirt than grass. I still think that the original idea was to become, at least partially, an ownership park but the first few years didn't meet occupancy expections due to gas prices and and their rates. Today, their rate is too much for families on vacation and too much for Joe Average looking for a base park to visit the Black Hills. Any park in a tourist area like the Black Hills filling less than half their sites in mid-July is doing something wrong.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here as opposed to the other park in town park because this park got better ratings on this site. Most sites are gravel pull-throughs and appear to be relatively level and satellite friendly. We had a FHU with cable TV and the WiFi worked fine at our site. The pool looked small and the park seems best suited as a base for exploring the Badlands or a quick visit to Wall Drug.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park continues to be our prefered park in eastern SD along I-90. For the low PPA rate of $17 you get FHU, cable TV, WiFi, and a pool. Add in the convenience to shopping and town and it is still acceptable at the full rate.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice park with FHUs, WiFi, and a pool. There appeared to be many seasonal/extended stay customers which limits the number of sites available for overnight guests. Since there is no cable TV, you will want to specify if you want a satellite friendly site, many sites are not. It is also popular as a summer weekend get-away for local families. It is not really convenient as a quick overnight stop for travelers on I-94 since you have to go almost 10 miles off the interstate and drive through St. Cloud. The park is about 3 miles northeast of downtown and over a mile from the nearest shopping/eateries.
07/2010
rating [ 3/10 ]
I am surprised by how many folks give this park good ratings. At best, it's facilities are just adequate: less than 25 sites are full hookups (W/E/S and cable), not all of those are 50 amp, and the 16 FHU that are pull-throughs are the aforementioned side-by-side, shared utility sites, and the cable has only 9 channels - several of which were barely viewable. The proceeding would have rated the park a weak 5. However, I encountered the same problem that a 8/09 reviewer did - I requested a roof satellite friendly site at the time of reservation and again at check in and my assigned site had two 30-40 foot trees on the southwest side of the site. When the "escort" said she didn't think there would be a problem with the satellite, I doubted that she was right. When I questioned their ability to know what a sat. friendly site is, she said that they try their best. Admittedly she went back to the office to see if any "clearer" sites were available, but returned saying everything was reserved or 50 amp. As I expected, I was unable to get my satellite to connect. My conclusion is that the staff is either incompetent (not knowing the meaning of satellite friendly) or they lie (we have a satellite friendly site for you) to customers making reservations. Additionally, their handout still shows them having a public phone but they do not. Finally, a lot of things (utilities, bathrooms, pool, etc.) need updating. This was the first time I had been to this park in years and I was hoping to enjoy it but the satellite issue ruined the visit.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Finally stayed here after by-passing this park numerous times over the years. I do agree with most of the positive comments. The park is attractive, neat, clean, well run, organized, has nice sites and hook-ups, and so on. This is a very popular park for families: 2 pool complex, playground, volleyball, basketball, and horseshoe courts, etc. Because of this and having about 40 non-sewer sites, the bathroom facilities are not adequate when the park is fairly fully. This may be one of the reasons they have pay showers. Their cable TV is only about 15 channels. Since the sites are crushed gravel, some may down-grade the park for lack of paved sites. You can barely hear the hum of the interstate but it might bother some folks. I had no problems with the WiFi at my site, but I was barely 100' from the office. For me, things like limited cable TV and pay showers keep this fine park from being a 9.
05/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here 4 nights free at both the beginning of the month at the end of the month on coupons based on previous gaming. I would not have re-reviewed the park if not for some recent changes. The casino resort brought in one of those corporate "efficiency" experts and he has made many drastic changes effecting customers and employees negatively. For me, the big change for the RV park is the reduction in RV park office hours to 8 hours a day (8-4 weekdays and 10-6 weekends). Not having the RV park office open at 5, 6, 7PM when most customers are arriving is just stupid. A casino host told me later that because the RV park isn't full (there were 50-60 sites occupied during my stay), that the park didn't need to be staffed more than 8 hours. What? When we arrived on Monday at 4:10 the sign on the door read: "Open until 4:30." I had to backtrack to the hotel (in heavy rain) and while registering there my complaints concerning the change in hours and out-of-date sign fell on unsympathetic ears. During my stay, discussions with both employees and customers revealed much anger toward the new management's decisions. The only other changes I noticed that effected the RV park were discontinuance of free newspapers daily and free coffee in the office. Additionally, there were 2 evenings (about 6PM when the office was closed) that the men's bathrooms were out of toilet paper. I had to go to the casino/hotel and use the house phone to report the problem. Considering their current treatment of customers and employees, I am not certain I will return.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is based on being "comped" for 4 of 5 nights. I would not have reviewed this park again except for recent reviews making statements with which I disagree and might mislead potential customers. One said that there is nothing here for kids. Since the park has a nice pool, modern playground, half b-ball court, tennis courts, fishing lake, game tables in the lodge, excellent roads for bicycling, etc., I don't know what that reviewer expects a park to have for kids. Other reviewers continue to say the sites are level. Again, I disagree - for those of us who cannot simply push a button to correct a multi-inch lean, most sites I have used need side-to-side and or back-to-front leveling. Their "new" WI-FI system worked well for us 4 of 5 days. My last review (10/09) still holds true.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were impressed enough with this park last fall to stop here again on this trip. I agree with most of the positive comments by previous reviewers: especially concerning the nice walkway along the river. We were in the north section of the park, maybe 150 yards from the office, and had no problems with the WiFi. The park was not very crowded. Unfortunately, when making our reservation, we made such a big deal about getting a satellite friendly site that we forgot to say we still wanted cable (for the local network channels). Until I set up, I did not realize that the northern section of the park does not have cable. My mistake - no fault of the park. As with last fall, it was a tad too cool to use the pool.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is the first time we have stayed here in almost 3 years. I was a bit surprised that we were able to get a site for just Friday night of Memorial Day weekend, but the park was only about half full. As I and others have noted in previous reviews, this park has good FHU sites and nice recreational facilities. I didn't ask, but I assume that the WiFi is still way too expensive, even I can live without it for a day. This park has the nicest facilities (except for the costly WiFi) of the area's parks, and now costs only sightly more (unless you sign up for the WiFi).
04/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
The most recent reviewer had most of the facts wrong for Bay Mills RV Park. They showed the park as having electric only with no other amenities (cable TV, laundry, bathhouse), that Bay Mills actually has. I think they were reviewing the nearby state park. I think it is unfair to this park and it's potential customers to keep it listed as an electric only, rustic campground. At the very least, let the park listing show the actual facilities and such.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We spent one night here the Wednesday before Labor Day and had a pull-through site in the middle of the park. The site configuration was a bit confusing since there are supposed to be 54 FHU and 60 pull-through sites. I can not say that there aren't 54 FHU, but I don't see how there are 60 true PT sites. The only way there are that many PT sites is if you drive off the park roads and go behind or between other sites to "pull-through". Our site would not have been a PT if the site in front of us had been occupied. I also had difficulty situating the RV in my grassy, ill-defined site because of the awkward location of the hook-ups. Other sites I saw, especially the back-ins, did not appear to have this problem. A lot of these appear to be extended stay sites. The WI-FI worked fine for us, but that may be because the park was only half full. There is no cable, but most sites appear to be satellite friendly. It's a nice enough park, but I would definitely want a different site next time.
07/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
There are no signs for the RV park on the road and you cannot see it from the road. You have to go into the parking lot behind the casino and drive to the far northeast section of the property, the access the road to the RV park. There are only 18 sites and they are all full hook-ups. They are all back-ins and there is no cable or Wi-Fi. The sites are narrow (about 20 feet) and not more than 40 feet deep. Big rigs may have problems and toads will have to be detached. Sites were paved. There are two rows of sites. The ones on the west may not be conducive to satellete TV reception. The park has an office (often not staffed) and bathrooms. I don't remember a laundry. There is nothing else in the park. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the casino (mainly because you have to walk around to the front of the casino). There was a shuttle service. This is an OK park for folks going to the casino but has little else going for it. If any future reviewers of this park have better information on the "facts" of this park, please change the "input" answers I gave above.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
I pretty much agree with most of the positive comments by previous reviewers. All the facilities (sites, hookups, cable, Wi-Fi, etc.) are above average). It is fairly convenient to shopping and the walking path around the park is pleasant. It is great for an overnight stop or a base camp for the area attractions, but the park itself lacks any real recreational facilities. I think families would find it rather boring. As with several other "nice" parks on this trip, I found it too quite for my tastes.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
As has often been the case over the past 15 years, this was our last RV stop of the year. As indicated by most of the previous reviews, this is a great overnight stop near the I70/55 junction. Excellent facilities (FHU, cable, and Wi-Fi) with fairly level, adequate size gravel sites in an unpaved park in a forest setting on the edge of a small fishing lake.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
After years of by-passing this park, we decided to stay here. Unfortunately is was unusually cool (not to mention cloudy with some rain) for early October. Thus, we didn't get to use what appeared to be a nice pool. Although I didn't get a chance to view the entire park, it appears from the park map that all sites are full hookup and pull-thru. Most sites appear to be satellite friendly. We were in the larger, southern section of the park which only had a couple dozen RVs and about 100 unoccupied sites. That may be the reason we had no problems with the Wi-Fi. The paved Riverfront Walkway from the south end of the park to just north of the US 65/84 bridge over the Mississippi is a little over a mile. There are numerous benches and informative signs along the walk. There is nothing to impede your view of the river which is no more than 50 feet east of the path. There are also several public buildings just west of the path. I am not sure that this park would be as pleasant if the majority of the 170 sites were occupied. I would consider this for multi-day stay if it were not too crowded.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects being comped for 5 nights. I'd like to finally bump this park up to a 9 but the are still too many infrastructure (unlevel sites, not always reliable WI-FI, limited cable, etc.) problems. See my previous reviews (05/09, 10/08, and so on). Management and staff have done what they can to make this park as good as they can but the need the casino to put up money to fix these problems. The WI-FI and cable issues could probably be "fixed" relatively cheaply, but I don't thinks I will ever see them level the RV sites or move the sewers to the center of the sites. I realize that this would cost way too much even for a casino. Again, a very good, but flawed park.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects various discounts. We stayed here twice in October for a total of 10 days. I have numerous previous reviews on this park and was tempted to give it a 9 for the first time. In the past, I have encountered too many instances of poorly behaved customers. During my October visits the park was never really crowded enough to determine whether or not this has changed but management has instituted several policies to improve the situation. For example, they have installed several speed bumps and limited access to the pool to the front door of the lodge to prevent non-guess use and other problems. I wont know until I stay here next year on a crowded weekend to see if these changes have improved the situation. Personally I don't have a problem with them charging for Wi-Fi. When you consider their top rate is less than $25 a day, even $4 a day for Wi-Fi, this park's cost is low for a resort with all these facilities. As an aside, where a previous reviewer (06/09) came up with a daily rate of almost $40, I have no idea. To repeat my prior comments, this is a very good park except when other customers are, to put it mildly, really inconsiderate.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate shown is due to "free stay" coupons due to previous gaming. As usual, we stayed here twice on our semi-annual trip south in October (the other is in May). This is our RV park of choice in this area but I still cannot understand how it gets 9s and 10s. In addition to the other negatives (limited number of cable channels, the park's brightness at night, etc.) I have mentioned previously, the park lacks any in park recreational facilities and the sites really are not that roomy when everybody parks their tow/toad next to their RV. Additionally, a recent reviewer mentioned picnic tables under shelters every few sites. I can recall only 2 such shelters which makes their available and convenience very limited. The sites themselves do not have picnic tables. The only reason for my negative comments is to let folks know that this is a good but certainly not great RV park.
10/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We have stayed here numerous times over the years and agree that it is a decent park with FHU cement sites. Unless you are coming for the casino, it is only worth coming here because of the price. You will, however, lose a few bucks of that savings because it is about 15 miles off of I-55. I couldn't find the free ice this time and didn't feel like walking over to the casino to inquire about it.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
I agree with the mostly positive reviews for the park. It has FHU, at site Wi-Fi, and both pull-through and back-in sites. There is no cable TV but some sites are cable friendly. I'd call ahead to make sure you can get a "friendly" site if you want to use your dish. The pool was obviously closed for the season and appeared to be on the small side. There is nothing within walking distance of the park except the fairgrounds. This is a good park for an overnighter crossing Missouri on I-70 or for a few days to check out the area.
10/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
It has been a few years since we have stayed here and, as noted by some previous reviews, they have and are in the process of upgrading the sites. There is no cable but most sites appear to be satellite friendly. We were able to get the Wi-Fi at our site. Even if you are not here for the casino, it is a nice cheap overnignt stop with FHU just off I-35.
10/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
It is kind of hard to review a MN RV park this time of year. There were only a dozen other RVs in the park and things like the pool were closed for the year. Most sites are full hook up and some are pull-through. Although there is no cable, they do have some sites that are satellite friendly. There isn't anything within walking distance even though it is right off the I-90. It is OK for an overnight stop or a family weekend getaway in the summer (the pool is larger than most small KOAs). We only stayed her because we had an appointment at Winnebago (about and hour away in north central Iowa) the next morning.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our second stay here this year due a necessary northward start to out annual fall trip down south to MS and LA. As I noted in my July review this is an above average RV park. As it is near the end of the season up here, there were only about 15 rigs in the park. Surprisingly, the WIFI was not very reliable. When we were here in July with a full park, the WIFI worked fine.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
As indicated by most of the previous reviews: this is a well run, popular KOA with lots of activities for kids and families. We were surprised to find it full the weekend after Labor Day. Turns out that it was customer appreciation weekend so many of the regulars and seasonals were there for a final summer getaway. Actually, it probably was just as well to have a lively park for the last night of our 2+ month trip. The park itself is nice but has what could be problematic for some. There is no cable TV and, since most of the park is heavily treed, only a few sites are satellite or big rig friendly: and those appear to be taken by seasonals.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a very nice park about 25 miles west of Des Moines and less than 2 miles north of I-80. Most sites are nice, open pull-throughs with full hookup and WI-FI. Since they don't have cable, we requested a dome satellite friendly site. Unfortunately, the site they gave us had a tree perfectly positioned to block our dome. There were plenty of empty sites that were more open, but I didn't want the hassle of changing sites, so I stayed in the assigned site. Antenna reception from Des Moines was fine. There is absolutely nothing near the park. The small town of Adel is a couple miles north and even the interstate exchange to the south has no facilities - not even a gas station.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is our third time in four years staying here on our way home from our summer trip. Once again, I still think it as good as any full service park in Nebraska.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
There really isn't much to add to the previous reviews. They have covered the facilities and what is nearby. This is a very good, reasonably priced park for travelers who want FHU, Wi-Fi and cable TV for their overnight stop.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This a small, terraced park on the eastern edge of Estes Park. The facilities (FHU, cable, and WIFI) are good but the sites and the park, in general, are probably too tight for many larger RVs. Others may have a problem walking up and down the terraces. There are a couple eateries within 1/2 mile to the west, but the center of "touristy" Estes Park is about 2 miles. There are mountain views to the south and west.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent one night here after the Labor Day weekend and the park was not very crowded. The end of the row spot we were assigned would have given us an unimpeded mountain view from our left side. Unfortunately, the site was occupied: that camper had evidently taken the wrong site. We ended up in what was supposed to be their site with a view of them instead of the mountains. Not a big deal but I have to wonder whether or not the other camper knew they were taking the wrong site because of the view. Still, it is the park's responsibility to make sure that customers have taken the assigned sites. The park has good facilities (FHU, cable TV, Wi-Fi and a pool (unusual for this area))and the sites are decent. There are 360 degree mountain views from everywhere in the park. You can walk (less than a mile) to the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center of Rocky Mountain NP to the west and several restaurants to the east. Nice enough park, but we decided to try one of the other RV parks in the area for our second day.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our third summer in a row staying here to see my nephew stationed at Ft. Carson (he had just returned from a year tour in Iraq). The park still has good facilities and sites. From what I was told, there is new ownership. The only changes I noticed were a rise in the rates, a few new lodge/parkmodel cabins, and a reduction in the variety of menu items for their park cafe. None of these are positive changes for the RV customer.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a strange little park. It is a tight, parking lot style park one block off the the main street of "downtown" Leadville. There seems to mostly seasonal/extended stay customers in the park. I am not certain how many sites are available for overnighters in the summer. The facilities (FHU, cable TV, and Wi-Fi) all worked well. The site was tight, a bit unlevel, and hard to get into and out of. Unless you want to visit Leadville and spend the night at over 10,000' (which we did), most folks would not be happy with this park. We however, enjoyed our stay here.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This an very good park with FHU, cable TV, Wi-Fi and a pool. The older sites are under nice shade trees and as good as any in most parks. The newer sites are more open are a match for most high end parks. From my discussions with the staff, the park is not going the high end RVs only or the selling lots route. That's good news for us little folks. The center of town is about a mile and an half to the east but the main retail area is south of there.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
As others have noted this is a nice park on the eastern edge of Grand Junction. The sites and facilities (FHU, cable TV, Wi-Fi and a pool) are good. You will need to drive to get to anything in town.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We spent 2 days here to visit both Arches and Canyonlands National Park. The park is heavily treed and the sites are probably a bit tight for big rigs but all the facilities (FHU, cable TV and Wi-Fi) worked well. There is also a small pool. There is a large grocery and several other stores and restaurants within blocks and the center of this tourist town is only a mile away.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Like many of the parks I have been in since late August, this park was sparsely occupied. It has FHU, Wi-Fi, cable TV and a pool. Everything worked fine and we were able to enjoy the pool with just a handful of others. That's been a rarity on this trip. There were some trees and in this otherwise typical desert landscape. Sites were adequate sized. There was a decent restaurant at the park entrance and you can walk to the Green River. The main part of town is across the bridge over the river about half a mile.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed here before and once again I agree with most of the positive comments about the park. While I can understand how things like site size and urban noise can cause some folks to downgrade a park, I would still like to know why some reviewers denigrate the area where the park is located? See my 08/07 review. I did have a Wi-Fi problem that was probably due to customer usage since the park was quite full. This is a very good park in a convenient location.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
I did not run into any of the problems recent reviews complained about. Then again, the park was sparsely occupied: maybe 30 of 120 sites. It has FHU, Wi-Fi, cable TV and a pool. We did have a problem with our dirt site. Since the low branches of the small trees brushed against the RV no matter how we positioned the RV, we asked to move over a site or two. After setting up, I discovered that I couldn't get a cable TV signal. I also tried the boxes on the sites adjacent without luck. The girl in the office insisted that she thought the system was working fine and there was no one else available to help me until the morning. I didn't feel like moving again so we went without the cable for the night. Before we left the next morning, I queried a different office girl and she admitted that they were having problems with the cable in that row. I don't appreciate it when office staff are poorly informed and the customers suffers as a result. I dropped my rating 1 point for that fiasco. There are a number of small and fairly large casinos and restaurants within walking distance of the park.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
In general, I agree with the comments of recent reviewers. The park has the facilities desired by most of today's RVers and seems to be clean and well run. It was not full during our visit, so it may be different during more crowded conditions. For example: the Wi-Fi worked fine for us at our site. There is little within walking distance, so you need a car to get to town, stores, restaurants, casinos, etc.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent park with good facilities (FHU, Wi-Fi, cable, and a pool). It is nothing special but certainly an adequate stopover. I did not find the "skeeters" to be as bothersome as some of the previous reviewers. There are numerous stores and restaurants within a mile of the park.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
As many previous reviewers have mentioned, this is an attractively landscaped, fairly new, small park with FHU, cable and Wi-Fi. Unlike some others, we had no problems with the Wi-Fi even though the park was quite full. I also did not find the sites to be too close together, but do admit that you can hear I-5 which does not bother us. There is not much for kids and there seemed to be a lot of extended-stay customers. Just about every imaginable fast food joint is within blocks of the park but I did not see any grocery stores nearby.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice park with good facilities (FHU, cable, WI-FI, and a pool - unfortunately closed while we were there on a weekend in August). Many of the sites are taken by extended stay customers - mostly Pacific Northwest locals according to the license plates I saw. There were 3 RV site areas of the park. Two seemed to be mostly the aforementioned extended stay folks and the third area where we were had only about 10 of 50 sites occupied - surprising for an August weekend. This was another park on this trip were there was very little activity in a park with so many occupants. There are a number of stores and restaurants withing a mile of the park.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here 2 days so we could visit Mt. St. Helens: the park's main attraction (Johnston Ridge Observatory) is only about an hour's drive east with numerous other visitor centers and viewpoints along the way. Previous reviews have described the park's facilities which are above average and most sites are satellite friendly. There appeared to be numerous extended stay customers and the staff was friendly.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We enjoyed our stay at this small KOA run by a youngish family. However they have only a dozen full hook-up sites, the cable TV is about as limited as it gets (6 channels), and I could not get the Wi-Fi at our site after two RVs set up between us and the office 100' away. They are working on trying to upgrade the Wi-Fi. I couldn't get satellite on my roof dish and there did not appear to be many sites that would be satellite friendly. As with many KOAs, there are also about 20 tent sites and/or cabins. The park is probably fine for a short, quiet getaway spot for locals but lacks the amenities many of us want.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We had stayed here 2 years ago and had no problem getting a pull-through site during the week without a reservation. This year they were full on a Monday as we traveled south along the coast. A week later we were able to get the "so called last available" site. It was a back-in and very unlevel. As we were trying to set up, the guy from the office came over and said he made a mistake and the last available site was XX, not the one he gave us. Fortunately that site was more level, so it worked out for the best. It seems that more RVers are using this park for extended stays on the coast. The park has adequate facilities (FHU, cable, and Wi-Fi) but as others have noted, the sites do have some problems with leveling and sewer placement. The convenient, in town location may be the reason it is now difficult to get a site here without a reservation in the summer. As I mentioned in my review 2 years ago, the park has no recreational facilities (pool, playground, clubhouse,etc.). It has nothing for kids, or adults who want something to do in the park.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is our third time here in the last 10 years and this park has everything we want (except an oceanfront location) in a coastal Oregon RV park: FHU, 70+ channel cable, WIFI at your site, adequate sites, and walking proximity to town. Safeway and Fred Meyer are just minutes outside the park and downtown is maybe 20 minutes. This factor makes it more convenient than some of the other parks in the area.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park has FHU, 70 channel cable, and WIFI in a parking lot type setting. The sites are adequate if the park isn't very full but would be claustrophobic if it was. As previously mentioned, you can walk into town as well as nearby restaurants, the harbor, and several other RV parks. Not a great park, but certainly adequate for overnight or a few days to see the area.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed our mid-August weekend here. As others have noted this park has FHU, cable (70+ channels), and WIFI (it worked well for us at our site near the office). Again, as others have mentioned, there are a lot of park models (and many seasonal/extended stay customers)and the park and sites do not appear to be that big rig friendly. I am not sure how many sites they have available during the summer season for a one or two night stay. Although within walking distance of some restaurants, other RV parks, a public beach, and the harbor, you have to drive to get into town.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Adequate facilities (FHU, cable, WI-FI) for an overnight stop. Other reviews are accurate in their descriptions of the park. Most sites appear to be occupied by seasonal/extended stay customers. Except for a Fred Meyer store a quarter mile down the road, you need a car to get to the main part of town. This was another park on this trip where the park was almost too quite in the evening - not many campers out and about. Certainly not a park for families.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
I pretty much agree with what most other reviewers have said - nice park, good facilities and sites, walking distance to town, etc - except for the traffic noise complaints. Being an true urban dweller, I just don't notice it. Very good for overnight and probably good for a few days to see the local sights.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was our first time here in about 10 years - it was not nearly as built up back then (no mall across the street). In-spite of some of the poor reviews given this park earlier in the year, we decided to stay here for the weekend since the main complaint (urban noise - trains, planes, and automobiles) does not bother us. The park has good facilities (FHU, 2 pools, limited cable, Wi-Fi, and adequate sites). Our main problem was that we had requested a roof satellite friendly site at the time we made our reservation and reiterated this request when we checked in. Our site was between two 30" trees and we could not get reception. We asked for another site (a number of more "open to the SW sky" sites were in our row). We were told the sites were booked. By the time we left on Sunday morning, at least 2 of these "open" had been vacant all weekend. It appeared that we were lied to and the staff was too lazy to do what little work it would have been to let us switch sites. Not good customer service. As big as this place is, there are not that many sites for over nighters in season. Most sites appear to be seasonal or extended stay (that's not counting the large "trailer" park next to the RV park).
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here a number of years ago when this park first opened and remembered it as being a high-end resort. Fortunately for us they do allow Class C RVs and were having a $30/night special. Even with all the seasonal and lot owner sites, the park was less than half full. We stayed 2 days because of the "cheap" rate and rather dismal coastal weather our second day: why travel/sight-see in fog and rain? Other reviews have commented on the quality of the facilities and amenities. While I understand the park's appeal for full-timers and older RVers, the normal price ($50) and retiree atmosphere is a little too much for my tastes.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice little park with very good facilities (FHU, 60+ channel cable TV, and free, at site Wi-Fi). As previously noted, park is just a gravel lot so there is no visual appeal. Very good for an overnight stop and could be used for touring the area.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
As others have stated, this park has almost all the desired facilities: FHU, pull-through sites, good cable TV(70+ channels) and free, at site, Wi-Fi. It is a great park for the travelling RVers or groups but I would not recommend this park for families as there is no pool or other kids to play with. It was one of those parks that was almost too quiet: I walked around the park several times between 3PM and 9PM and there was almost nobody out and about.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is possibly the best full service (FHU, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi) RV park on the western side of the Olympic Penninsula. It is a well run, clean park with excellent facilities and mostly above average sites. I don't consider being next to a "trailer park" relevant to the park's rating. We stayed here about 10 years ago and it appears to be a much nicer park now.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here because I couldn't see a better opportunity to stay so close to the beach with full hookups. I pretty much agree with the previous reviews. The facilities are adequate but there is a noticable lack of maintenance and staff to help with any problems/questions. Being able to walk to the beach in less than a minute outweighs these negatives.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is one of those KOAs that seems to be the epitome of the chain. It has a variety of facilities from tent sites to cabins to FHU pull-through sites with cable TV (40+ channels) and Wi-Fi we were able to get our site. There are lots of families and vacationers when in season. Sometimes, a lively park is a nice break from those that are almost too quiet.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
I agree pretty much with the previous reviews from May 2009. This small park has FHU, cable, and Wi-Fi at the sites. It was not full when we were there, so the Wi-Fi situation may be different if the park is crowded. Also if full, the park would probably be quite cramped as the sites are not exceptionally large. Except for the aforementioned fishing activities and hot tub, there isn't much to do in the park and there is nowhere to walk since the road (US 101) has no shoulders.
07/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
While we enjoyed our stay at this park, we had two problems which kept it from rating higher. When we called ahead to reserve a FHU we asked for a roof satellite friendy site. We were told "no problem" and were told that the Wi-Fi reached the sites. First, we were unable to get satellite reception due to the large trees and I saw only one of the 25 FHU sites which appeared to be satellite friendly. Second, we could not get Wi-Fi at the site, but could on the deck in front of the office. Due to intermittent sprinkles, we could not take advantage of that location until late in the evening: about 8PM. It is a nice park that did not deliver the services we expected.
07/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a reasonably priced, FHU park with decent cable and WI-FI that worked fine for us. I can understand some of the previous complaints (poor site assignment, to much watering, lack of restrooms, lack of staff for the RV park, etc.). However, it works fine for just an overnight stop. I'd probably stay at one of the other parks in the area if spending more than 1 night.
07/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is an interesting park. Most customers are here for the boating, fishing, and family getaways. Unlike most casino parks, the casino is not the main reason people camp here. The sites themselves are quite nice - fairly wide back-ins with many having vegetation (bushes and/or trees between sites). As a result many sites are not satellite friendly and the cable is barely adequate - about 20 channels. The 2 bathroom/laundry buildings are inadequate for this size park. Additionally, the bathrooms were dirty and smelly and half the laundry machines were out of order. I was unable to find any WI-FI signal. With a little upgrading and maintenance, this could be a very good park. They already have a great site layout which is why many parks get low ratings - sites too small, too close together, no privacy.
07/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here the last weekend of July and the park was fairly full - tenters, bikers, travelers, extended stay, and seasonals. Full hook-up sites are adequate - a bit narrow and not quite long enough for leaving your tow attached. Cable had over 60 channels and the WI-FI worked fine for us. I had expected more problems due to the crowded conditions. Young staffers were not good for much other than to check you in and sell the store merchandise. I reported that there was a dog in the fenced in pool area and rather than do something (the pool is 30' from the office), all they did was ask if the dog was in the water. There is nothing within walking distance of the park. All in all, the park is a decent full service park. All facilities were above average and the quality b-ball court made it a 7 for me instead of just a 6.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park has a full hook-ups and is well run and maintained. The WI-FI worked well for us on site. Like other parks in the immediate area, it does not have cable but most sites are satellite friendly. If you want cable, you need to stay farther west in Columbia Falls. This park is probably the best bet in the west Glacier area for big rigs - fairly long pull-thrus and not many trees. The closest restaurants are about a mile away and you have to go to Colubia Falls for any real selection of eateries or groceries.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have not much to add to positive comments of recent reviews. We have stayed here before and have always found it to be a great place to relax and do some stocking up at the nearby stores. Everything you need in an RV park is available and the anything else you need is within a mile.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
As the previous reviewer noted, there are really 2 parks here: What remains of the KOA and the area that is being turned into a high end RV resort. I was here last year and it appears that the only reason the KOA part is still here is the downturn in the economy. According to the workcampers with whom I spoke, the KOA part will be gone once they sell enough of the resort lots. Being a Class C, we stayed in the KOA part. It is still well run with good sites and facilities. I and a number of guests I spoke to will be sorry to see the KOA disappear to make way for "progress" for the well-heeled.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This may be the best RV park facility bordering a national park I have seen. There seem to be more RV sites than the 87 listed above. There are full hook-ups in two areas. First, 3 rows of 38 pull-through sites behind the office that are gravel, reasonably wide, and long enough to handle big rigs and, in some cases, without unhooking. Another section of about 30 full hook-ups is to the left of the office as you enter. This section has both pull-through and back-in sites. There are an additional 20+ water & electric RV sites. These appear to be rather hap-haphazardly arranged to the right of the entrance as you approach the office. The park also has several dozen cabins and about fifty tent sites (in a separate area). As mentioned by previous reviewers, there is a "cafe" that serves food. The real standout feature is the new pool. It is the largest outdoor pool I have seen a an RV park this far north in the contiguous U.S. The pool area is fenced in, has a large deck with plenty of tables and chairs, a sprinkler/fountain/water bucket area for the kids, and its' own bathhouse. The WIFI wasn't perfect, but worked enough for us. There is no cable (no cable service in this area) TV, but the RV sites are satellite friendly. For those who are up to it, the Glacier visitor center is within walking distance - about a mile and a half. There you can hop on a free NP shuttle and tour the park. We did this all three days we were here.
07/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
This park is adequate as long as you get one of the pull-thru, full hook-ups with cable. It has little to offer other than a place to spend the night while traveling on US 2 across northern MT. The bath/laundry facility was small, dated, and a bit dirty. Next time I'll try one of the parks in Havre or Glasgow.
07/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
This is another park we haven't visited in a number of years. It was a lot worse than I remembered. Although there appear to be more than the 30 sites listed above, most sites are occupied by extended stay customers - lots of boats, pick ups, and older RVs. We checked in at the casino hotel, drove the quarter mile to the park, and found our assigned site occupied by a fifth wheel that had obviously been there a while. Many of the sites are double pull-thrus but the sewers are placed so that only the lead RV can hook up easily. The second RV must have extra long hoses to reach the sewer. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry were filthy. Even at only $13 a night, it is not worth it. It certainly appears that the only maintenance that is ever done is if the aged utilities are not working. Only good for fishermen and casino customers who can overlook the really pathetic conditions of the park. Lest you think this is a losing gamblers revenge, my better half won over $300 during our <20 hour stay. OK, I lost $10.
07/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
Adequate park for overnight but offers only a dozen FHU sites and little else. I found the bath house and laundry building dated and not terribly clean. There are a number of long term residents and the site layout would be best described "helter-skelter" with the exception of the row of full hook-up back-ins. OK for overnight as you cross northern ND on US 2.
07/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
I DID NOT STAY AT THIS PARK. I stayed here 3 years ago (see my 08/06 review) and decided to try this park again. Upon arrival we saw that all the electric only sites in the casino parking lot were taken and so we checked out the newer, full hookup sites in the RV park. We saw a few that were empty and went back to check with the hotel registration desk. We were told that all sites were booked. It appears that most of the 50+ sites are either seasonal or extended stay, booked well in advance. I would suggest calling for reservations during the summer. They do not appear to have many sites available for over-nighters or walk-ins. During our walk through the park, I saw a lot of sites that did not have sewers and few sites that would be satellite friendly.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is our first time here in 3 years and this continues to be the best park in the area that has what we are looking for: Full hook ups, cable, WIFI, and a pool. As previously noted not all sites are big rig friendly and the gravel roads can cause a lot of dust in dry times. Although the customers seemed to be quite good about driving slowly to keep the dust down and the kids safe, some of the work campers did not do so as they whipped around in their golf carts performing their duties. The worst offender (a 60+ fellow from WY) also broke another rule - no running of generators. He had a large generator on the back of his pick-up truck with a "For Sale" sign on it. His site was across the road from mine and, as I tried to read and relax outside in the middle of the day on the Saturday of our stay, he started the generator 3 times in a 2 hour period and ran it for as long as 35 minutes one of those times. During that running, he and another yellow shirted work camper fiddled with the generator. Knowing that the owners were at their other KOA in Indiana, who was I going to complain to - one of the offending work campers wives in the office? I will be sending an e-mail to the owner about this incident. Nice park, but inconsiderate work campers who believe the rules are only for customers.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a small KOA with only a handful of sites that have all utilities (WSE and cable). The cable selection is only 24 channels and very few sites were satellite friendly. I found the sewer placement at my site a bit inconvenient. I agree that the flowers and landscaping are attractive, but better facilities are more important than being pretty.
07/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
While I agree that this park's location offers great views and excellent access to downtown Duluth (about 1 mile one way over the bridge), the park itself has many serious flaws. I found the bathrooms to be very old and dirty. Maneuvering in and out of sites when the park is full is VERY difficult. According to the staff, the dozen or so sites that have sewers are usually booked well in advance for weeks/months at a time. If you don't have large holding tanks it is difficult to stay more than one day. Unfortunately, I did not look for the dump until after the office closed and the dump location shown on the map taped to the door appeared to be cemented over. So, I don't think there is a sewer dump in the park. If not for the location, this park would be rate a 3 at best.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice KOA with good utilities and adequate sites for most RVs. Previous reviews have mentioned some other positives. The new pool is a bit on the small side and there is no cable but most sites are satellite friendly. Gravel roads and sites cause some dust in dry spells but I did see the staff hosing down some of the roadways. There is also interstate traffic noise which may bother some folks. The free WIFI worked well for us at the site.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects comps and PPA used during 2 stays totaling 10 days in May. I have a number of previous reviews on this park - see my 10/08 and 5/07 reviews, for example). Among other days, we stayed here Memorial Day weekend. Once again, the weekenders were out of control with only minimal attempts by management to stop disruptive and sometimes dangerous behavior. (You may ask why I keep returning - well, when I'm 900 miles from home on a holiday weekend, I want to stay someplace with nice facilities.) Once again, great park and good facilities to be avoided on weekends - especially holidays.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is our second time here. The first was last October: see our 10/08 review. Good overnight stop lacking any in-park recreational facilities: pool, playground, etc. For that I'd go 30 miles north on I-57 to Cape Camping in Cape Girardeau.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is the same park as is listed next (Diamond Jack's). It went from Isle of Capri to Diamond Jack's to Ameristar in the past 2 years. Since my opinion during this visit is the same as last October's, I will refer the reader to the 10/08 review currently listed under Diamond Jack's. It is still a good, but flawed park.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
It has been 2 years since we last stayed here but had to do so unexpectedly due to an unplanned trip to Camping World over in Hammond. Park was suddenly getting some pretty lousy reviews, I was also curious to see if it had gone downhill. Recent reviews spoke of numerous potholes, "migrant workers", tiny sites, etc. While I did see indications of some of these "problems", they did not have a negative effect on my stay. Maybe they filled some of the potholes in the past month and there are now fewer "migrant" campers now. The park still has good facilities (full hook-ups, very good cable, at site, free WI-Fi, and a nice pool). They are also continuing to upgrade some sites with cement pads and new utilities. So, in spite of recent poor reviews, I think this is still a above average park for overnight or longer stays.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
I stayed here last October (see 10/08 review)and, after assurances from the RV park manager via several e-mails over their winter that the golf cart problems were under control, came here again for 5 days in mid-May. During my stay which included a crowded weekend, it appears that park management has let customers with golf cart owners know that infractions such as speeding and child drivers will no longer be tolerated. If only getting them to replace the aging utility hook-ups and unlevel pad could be so easy. Unlike those 2 problems, they could, at some cost, upgrade their cable system to a lot more than 15 channels. The Wi-Fi isn't perfect but did work well enough for us. This park is back up to an "8" for me, but still needs to make the above mentioned improvements to get the "10" some others give them. Rate shown is based on being "comped" for all 5 nights.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here 4 days in early May and 4 days in late May on "free stay" coupons based on previous visits/gambling. My opinion concerning this park remain basically the same as my last review (10/08). Since then they a have added a good Wi-Fi system. A recent reviewer mentioned one thing I have always meant to mention - this park is much to bright at night. I put foil between the bedroom windows and the shades to add a bit of an extra darkening effect for sleeping.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
As usual, we stayed here on the first and last night of our annual May trip. This continues to be an excellent overnight park with very good hook-ups, cable, and Wi-Fi. The owners are as accommodating and friendly as any I have encountered in my years of traveling by RV. The facilities are only a "7", but they make it a "9".
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Because of the good reviews for this park we went a little off our usual May trip route to stay here. As noted by others, the park has decent pull-thru sites with good hook-ups, very good cable, and free WIFI (which we were able to get at our site not too far from the office. The park was almost full on a Friday night in late May - about half the sites are permanent or extended stay so they only have about 40 sites available on a regular basis. Locals come for weekend getaways. I would suggest calling ahead for weekend reservations in season (MD to LD). We did not encounter any problems created by the large number of long term campers and don't care if some of them were "older" RVs. I would definitely stay here rather than one of the parks in Sikeston in warm weather because they have a nice pool.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects comps and PassPort America for 17 days over two stays during October. I am a longtime and frequent visitor to this park and agree with most of the positive comments by previous reviewers. While it does have some minor flaws and/or shortcomings (some sites flood, pay WIFI, limited lodge hours during the week, etc.), my major problem is with management's tendency to let people (who flaunt the rules) stay and/or keep coming back. Coushatta (over in Kinder, LA) has the same problem. They make little effort to control those who do not know how to behave for fear of losing customers. For me, it is a big negative for an otherwise very good RV park.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Surprisingly, I haven't reviewed this park since 10/06 even though I have stayed here 8 times since then. This October trip I stayed 5 days at the beginning of September and 4 days at the end of October. 8 of the days were on "freebie" coupons. That said, this is another highly rated park I cannot see being more than a "8". Some would consider the bathroom facilities small for a park this size, and the cable TV is limited to about 15 channels. Others would complain that it is a parking lot with hookups. Previous reviewers have noted, there is no Wi-Fi in the park but can be had in the casino hotel. I was, however, able to get it on site during my end of October stay. I did not check to see if it was from the park or another source. Most sites are back-ins but easy enough to get into.
10/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
The rate reflects being comped for our 5 day stay. I have been here several dozen times over the past 10+ years and and have always considered this a good but could (and should) be better park. My main criticisms in the past have always been unlevel sites, poorly placed (toward the front) sewers, and utilities (leaky spigots), cable or Wi-Fi that didn't work (these were usually fixed within an hour or two), when I initially set up, limited number of cable channels (15), etc. The park's newest "amenity" is that they now allow golf carts. Long story short, the park does not enforce their own rules (drivers must be licensed, not driving after dark, and the speed limit). I saw all 3 rules broken by one cart full of kids my first evening and 2 incidents of the same 11 year old driver and cart the next day. I reported all 3 incidents and by the third could even tell them which site the kids were in. Nothing was done; security told me they had to catch the kids driving the carts. What? This is a safety issue, not just me being an old meany. I have yet to receive a reply to the resort comment card I submitted 6 weeks ago. The park needs to control the rule breakers for the safety of the kids and the rest of their customers.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Sorry folks, I still can't see this park being more than an "8". I've been stopping here 2-4 times times a year for over 10 years. Because it has 60 channel cable, a pool, and now on site WI-FI, it meets my needs. I'm in the camp of those who think many of the sites are not level and have crumbling cement pads. Also, some of the utility hook-ups are poorly located (at far rear of the site), old, and in need of repair or replacement. I'd prefer to see money spent repairing or improving the sites rather than flowers or bushes. Many would consider the laundry (2 of each machine) and bathrooms (2 showers each) too small for this size park. At least they cut back on their initial price hike to $30 when they took over last year. A nice, adequate, but flawed park.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our first time here even though we have come through this area dozens of times over the years. This year we decided to take an extra day heading home from Tunica, MS and check this park out because of the positive reviews on this site. I pretty much agree with the positive comments by previous reviewers. Nice sites with very good facilities (FHU, cable, and WIFI). You may want to specify your desire for WIFI - they put us closer to the office because we asked for WIFI. Overall, a very good overnight park.
10/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
I must agree with the last 3 reviews: disgusting bathroom, laundry and shower building (needs to be replaced), mostly a mobile home/long-term park, sites are actually very good (Full hookup, fairly spacious, good cable, level combination gravel/concrete pads), and it is it a nicely treed setting. We had reserved 2 days earlier, got there in the early afternoon, and there was no one in the office or any signs or notes posted telling us what to do. We started to set up when a woman arrived, said the site we took was OK, took our money, and that was it. There was no map, instructions, or information of any kind. Pool (a lovely shade of pond scum green) was closed - supposedly due to recent storms. We did not try the WI-FI since we were told it was weak and spotty. I would advise anyone planning to stop here to call ahead, get a site number, asked what to do when you arrive, and hope for the best. This park has nice sites in a nice setting but everything else you might want in an RV park is lacking. (866) 704-5222
09/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
Unlike the previous reviewer, I noticed several problems with this "park". The 6 sites are on pavement with a raised, 2' wide, 20' long cement island between them. The island contains the sewer, electric, water, and cable hook-ups. The distance between the islands is only about 12 feet so there is probably no room for slides much less an awning. The first site is only about 20' from the Burger King drive-thru window. We were in the second site (the first site was vacant) and could not get the WI-FI. We could see and hear every drive-thru customer until BK closed at 11PM. Additionally, there were customers driving through (and sometimes parking in) the empty first RV site. Besides being annoying, this situation was potentially dangerous. You had to watch for traffic as you exited your RV. I can't imagine being in the first site. There were also semi trucks parking behind the building with their engines running. They are close enough to the RV sites to be a problem. There are no separate RV bathrooms and NO showers at all. Understandably, the area is well lit all night and thus not conducive to sleeping. As for customer service (which seems to be important to many folks), there is none. The gas station convenience store clerk takes your fee. That's it. This may seem to be a bit overdone for a 6 site "park", but I wanted to let folks know what to expect if they come here.
09/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Let's just say everything in my 2006 review still applies.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice full service (FHU, 60+ channel cable, WIFI, and a pool. As at our last stop, it was too cool to use the pool. Park is well laid out with a lot of pull-thrus and some back-ins. New owners are in the process of expanding the Cable system to more sites - it is currently about 50% coverage. It looks like the kind of place that might be a bit hectic and noisy in the summer if there are a lot of families camping. Not much nearby - you'll probably have to hop on I-29 and go a stop or 2 south into Souix City, IA for decent shopping or places to eat. Still, I can see staying here a couple days next time we're in the area.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed her for 2 nights at the end of our 10 week trip. Rate is PPA. The park has full hook-ups, 70 channel cable, WIFI, and shares a pool with a motel. Unfortunately it was a tad too cool to use the pool - the water felt warm enough but the air temp was only around 70F. The sites are a mix - pull-thrus, back-ins, gravel pads, some cement pads. Sites are well laid out and there seem to be numerous sites that will handle big rigs. A number of site have some shade from mature trees. Just off I-90 which will bother some folks. Super WalMart and Cabellas are a 10-15 minute walk but you will need a vehicle to get to downtown Mitchell.
08/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was our first visit here in 2 years, and found that not much has changed. The park has full hook-ups, 60+ cable, WIFI and a pool. As previously mentioned the sites are very small and close together. Definitely not a park for big rigs or people who want a roomy site. We stayed over the Labor Day weekend and were somewhat surprised that it was nowhere near full. As a result, we asked if we could get any additional discount for extending our stay a day. The answer was a curt "N0!". I don't understand their rationale. We've already paid $105 for 3 nights, it is the end of the summer vacation season, and the park will be 80% empty Monday night (just about everyone around us left before us on Monday morning). By dropping the price by $10 for our 4th night, the could have made at least $20 in profit. I must be missing something in their logic.
09/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Adequate overnight stop with FHU, good cable, and WIFI. As noted previously, pool is no longer if operation. The above ground pool I enjoyed 2 years ago has at least one 10'+ gash in its' liner. Small auto museum a couple blocks away may be of interest to some.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice modern park with Full Hook Up, 60+ cable, lodge only Wi-Fi (which limits usage to the lodge hours), and an indoor pool. Within walking distance of Super Wal-mart and a few places to eat. There is a large construction project (some sort of medical facility) being built between the park and the Wal-mart. This may still be going on next year (2009). We stayed two days and the park would be good for any length stay.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Big, busy park with Full Hook Up, limited cable (only 20 channels), and Wi-Fi. Others have described the sites. I'd say they are adequate. One of the livelier parks we stayed in on this trip - lots of families and the beach area got a lot of use. There isn't much within walking distance and you probably need a vehicle to get to downtown Coeur d' Alene.
08/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Adequate park for an overnight stay with Full Hook Up and cable. As others have noted, the park is not attractive, has no amenities, is basically RV sites built in an open spot next to an RV shop. Some sites seemed to be occupied by seasonals or local workers. It is within walking distance of places to eat and a large grocery store. Yes, the trains are fairly constant and loud, but that doesn't really bother us.
08/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
I agree with the previous (07/08) review that this park is improving. Cable is 60 channels and WIFI worked for us. Sites are barely adequate but it would take a lot of money and effort to upgrade them to a level acceptable to most of today's RVers. It was an acceptable stop for us between Glacier and northern ID.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is another park that we stayed at twice on this trip - for 2 days in early August and another 2 days about a week later. The staff is good, the sites are OK (our first was short and the second was long but not level), they have 60 channel cable (none of the parks closer to Glacier NP have cable), and the WIFI worked fine for us. As previously noted, there are pay showers. Not much in town, but there a a few restaurants/fast food places and a big grocery two miles to the east.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had two seperate 2 day stays here in early August. This is a nice small park with good facilities except for the lack of WIFI. I did use the next door town library a couple times, but it is only open 10-4, M-S. Not convenient for today's RVer. Sites are adequate size but all are in the open (no trees). Not much to the town, but the lake views are beautiful where you can get access to the lake. The motel/RV park has a small pier across the street prom the park.
08/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Since we were going to be around Flathead Lake for at least a week, we decided to try several parks. As noted, the park is being converted. Too bad, it is a decent park with good facilities, and without it the park I prefer (Eagle's Nest) will be harder to get into. One reason I stayed here was that it seemed to be a little closer to downtown Polson. It was maybe a mile and a half (vs. 2 from Eagle's Nest). Also, a previous reviewer ranted about the park's advertising being deceitful because the park was (according to the reviewer) "miles" from the lake. Actually, from the park to US 93 is about 500 yards - where the only thing between you and the lake are some lakeside homes. So, the lake is less than a mile from the park. If you need to misrepresent the facts to support your negative opinion, your opinion loses all credence. Oh well, another decent park lost to progress(?).
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Loved the "geezer/golfer" comment by a previous reviewer. I certainly understand why he/she wrote that. We stayed for 2 days and most of the occupied sites were one or both of those. Many of them appeared to be seasonals or at least extended stays. There were some younger people and some kids (possibly with their grandparents?). So, it wasn't just us oldies. The park itself has FHU, good cable, WIFI, and a pool (a rarity in this area). Sites are more than adequate but big rigs will probably have to unhook. The park is very neat and well kept. Walmart (not a Super) and Albertsons are a 10-15 minute walk, and center of town about 2 miles.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here twice on this trip - 2 days in late July and 3 days in late August. For us, it's proximity to shopping (Super Wal-mart, Best Buy, Albertsons) and numerous restaurants (sit down and fast food) makes this a good park for a multi-day stay. This is a fairly large park with a mix of seasonals, overnighters, tenters, RVs, tenters, and motorcyclists. During the summer, this is not a park for those who want a quite park.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here twice on this trip - one overnight stay at the end of July and a 2 night stay late in August. The park offers what we want (FHU, 60 channel cable, WIFI, and a pool) in a park. There are a variety of camping sites but only about 15 FHU, pull-thrus. The staff was friendly and the park well kept. It is only a 10 minute walk to town which has a museum and small collection of pioneer buildings plus adequate shopping and places to eat.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Since we would be spending 2 nights in West Yellowstone, we decided to give this park a try. Our most recent stops in town have been just overnighters and we were satisfied with Pony Express. This is a more spacious(long, but narrow sites) and attractive (lots of evergreen trees between the sites) park. Although its' cable selection includes some premium channels, it is only 40 channels and lacks some our preferred selections. We were told that WIFI was not available in the park but you could get it at a coffee shop 1/2 block away. We may try Rustic Wagon next time.
07/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is our second year in a row staying here heading west after YNP. Again, it met our needs. It will probably not meet your needs especially if your unit is large (over 32' or towing) or you want a "nice" park to be in.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Others have already written about the convenient location of the park for seeing the sights of Cody. A pool would be a nice addition in this heavily used, touristy park. The park has FHU, 60+ channel cable, WIFI. The new section of the park has 2 rows of about 30 pull-thrus in an open area. These sites were full during our stay due to a RV rally. We were lucky to get an acceptable site in the old section. As noted in some prior reviews, the old sites vary greatly in quality. Many are small, close together, have awkward utility placement, unlevel, etc. If you don't mind being in the open (sun, wind,etc.), try to get a site in the new sectio (sites 109-137). Most of the older sites are back-ins some of the the above mentioned problems.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our first stop here in two years and the owners have continued to upgrade the park. Most sites now have cement pads and they are slowly adding new sites. Unfortunately their restuarant was not open during our weekend stay due to staffing problems. They are getting a little pricey but I can see the money and effort going into park improvements. As I said last time, the town has enough of interest for a two night stop.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed here each of the last trhee years and this time in late July and late August. Very good facilities (FHU, 60+ cable, WIFI, and good sized pool) and its' proximity to town (20 minute walk to center of town) make this our preference over the KOA and Deer Park. The large cottonwood trees give some shade during the day and yes, for a short period it May/June they do "snow" as a previous reviewer noted. Just another case of an RVer who downgrades a park because they cannot handle Mother Nature if it gets them or their rig dirty.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice, well run full service (FHU, 60+ channel cable, WIFI, and pool) park. Most of the RV sites in a new, open (no trees) area. There are 3, 10 site rows of level, gravel pull-thrus with new hookups. We had some problems with their WIFI - they evidently have a recurring problem with their password and have to give you a different one if their main password isn't working. Very good park for an overnight stop.
07/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
As others have noted, if the wind is from the wrong direction (NE, I think), a very foul stench engulfs this park. For our overnight stay, everything was fine until the breeze started about 6 PM. The air was still foul when we went to bed, but was gone in the morning. The park itself has very good facilities (FHU, cable, WIFI, and a pool). It is too bad a stay at this otherwise nice park is often ruined by this unpredictable and unpreventable problem.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our second year in a row staying for a long weekend to visit my nephew stationed at Ft. Carson. Surprisingly, this large full service park was only about half full on a weekend in the middle of the tourist season - possibly due to gas prices, and the fact that there are several RV parks closer to the Colorado Springs attractions. I think the facilities here are superior to those other parks and very good except for the fact that the pool is undersized for this size park. Every time I checked the pool during our stay there were 5-10 people (mostly kids) in the water. In a small pool, that's crowded.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good full service park with FHU, 60+ channel cable, WI-FI, and a pool. The full name is Pueblo South / Colorado City KOA which tells experienced RVers that it is south of Pueblo in Colorado City. Unless you need to be near Pueblo for more than a day, it is only good for overnight stop or a few days to relax. As a base for sightseeing, it is too far from the sights to be used as a base camp. Tourist destinations such as Royal Gorge and Colorado Springs have parks much closer.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park is right on the San Juan River just east of town. It has FHU, cable, and WI-FI but the pool is above ground surrounded by a deck. Pool looked nice but incoming storms prevented us from using it. We got heavy rain for about an hour but the park did not turn into the muddy mess previously described. There are quite a few seasonal sites, but the overnight sites are adequate. Don't expect cement pads or patios with well manicured lawns, flower gardens, etc. There is also a small paddle boat pond on site.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Previous reviewers are correct in saying that this is a nice park but I think their perspectives (tent trailer and camping cabin) made them a little too easy in giving it 10s. The park has very good facilities (FHU, cable, WI-FI, and a pool). The park layout conforms to the natural setting - hilly terrain, trees, dirt, curvy roads. This could be a problem for big rigs and those who want cement pads and no intrusions by mother nature. The hilltop location affords some nice views of Durango and the surrounding mountains.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Spent 3 days here and generally agree with most of the other reviews (both here and the park's listing under Cortez). The park has good facilities (FHU, cable, and WI-FI). Personally, I did not find the indoor pool very appealing - too many chemicals. And yes, leveling can be an issue.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is our first time back here in 2 years. Facilities (FHU, cable, WIFI, and pool) are still above average. They have and are still adding sites to the interior area which used to contain only the bath/laundry bldg, pool, and pavillion. This has its pros and cons. For me, it takes away the former openness of the center of the park. Still a great deal at the PPA rate.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good full service park (FHU, free cable, and WI-FI) lacking only a pool. It is a desert setting with few trees and some of those by some sites have low branches which make the sites unusable for even average size RVs. Good for just overnight or a base for the area sights.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good full service (FHU, pool, free cable and WI-FI) RV park. Good for overnight but big rigs may have to unhook. Sites are decent size with some having shade trees.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Everybody has already pretty much described all the positives about this park: the facilities, the newness, the owners, etc. The only problem we had during our 2 day stay was the WIFI. It went down for a couple hours and had to be rebooted by the owner and was not reliable during our stay. The only fault I found with the park was the location of the sewer toward the front of the sites. People towing 5th wheels and trailers may have to use extra sewer hose if they do not plan on unhooking. Surprisingly, they are not doing the business they expected. The owner said they have already had 300 cancellation this year. I'd hate to see a new park of this quality not make it.
07/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Decent park for an overnight stop in western OK, right off I-40 exit 50. It has FHU, limited (15 channel)cable, and a small pool. Lake Clinton is a 10 minute walk across and down the road.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for the 4th of July weekend. Surprisingly, the park was not full and actually quite quiet for a holiday weekend. Evidently the locals know that loud parties and fireworks will not be tolerated by the owners. I agree with all the positive prior reviews. This park has very good facilities, is well run and maintained, and the owners are friendly and helpful.
07/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Park is in a very nice setting with grass, tress, and an attractive fishing pond (not the usual swampy mud hole you often find passing for a pond). Facilities are very good except for the pay WIFI. I would have given this park a solid "8" if not for the owners. The wife was OK, but the husband was, at best, gruff and grumpy. The real problem was their 30 year old son. In addition to being rather robotic during check-in, he was completely unprofessional in my other visits to the office. Among other things, he was spouting off about his late nights out, the beating he gave some guy, his guns and tatoos, and so on as he sat at the check-in counter. Not exactly the kind of image I would think a park wants to portray to their customers. It would be bad enough if he was a fellow camper, but this is one of the owners! A nice park that won't see me again unless it changes ownership.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very good overnight park. The owners are friendly and accommodating. Excellent facilities except for limited cable channels. We need more convenient, reasonably priced, full service, overnight parks like this. Unfortunately, the current economic situation is hurting their business - hope they make it..
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park's facilities (full hook up, cable, and Wi-Fi)are as good as any park between St. Louis and Memphis on I-55. It is also newer and cheaper than most full service parks. I just hope the new casino owners don't hike the rates.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for the umpteenth time at the beginning and end of our annual spring trip south. This continues to be a great overnight park. I just want to remind folks reading these positive reviews that you are not going to get paved roads and cement pads here, and the forest setting means little grass and will limit your satellite reception. For the first time we did have a negative experience here. We arrived on Saturday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend and were given our usual site. Unfortunately, we were downwind of a neighboring site with a smoky fire already going at 2PM on a beautiful 75 degree day. We had to close all our windows and vents and were unable to eat outside as planned. There were many periods during the rest of the day when the fire was unattended. The fire was still spewing smoke past 10PM.
10/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
I wasn't going to re-review this park on this second visit of the year, but I do want to comment on two things. I upgraded my rating back to an 8 since they appear to have corrected the WIFI problem and we were able to get it 4 of the 5 days there at our site (last visit was 0 for 5). Additionally, there is a review for November (posted before this one) that states that there is nothing here for kids. Since there is a nice playground, excellent pool, basketball court, tennis courts, volleyball, etc., maybe the reviewer meant "no organized activities for kids." Plus the park roads are condusive to bike riding.
09/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Modern park with good facilities (FHU, cable, WIFI) and decent sites. Probably too close to the highway for those of you who cannot handle traffic noise. Less than half full during our after Labor Day stay, but I can't see it being crowded with anything but Mayo related customers and overnighters. There is no pool or anything for kids and the road it is on has lots of small business operations but nothing (food, shopping, gas) for travelers. Good only for overnight unless you need/want to be in the Rochester area for more than a day.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is in a beautiful setting and has large, spacious, paved RV sites with modern hookups. Like some others I had problems with the water pressure and the WIFI. Also, the cable is only 25 channels. The indoor pool is nice but small. I can certainly see why all the big rig RVers gush about this place. During our 2 day stay there were few families (read - kids) and less than 20% of the RVs were not big (read -Class A), 5th Wheels, and buses. For them it is like being at home in their gated communities with little contact with the lower socio-economic classes. Nobody came around and washed the windsheild of my Class C. Coincidence?
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
It has been about 5 years since we have stayed here and it was good to see that this older park is still very good. Most sites are back-in with a maybe 20 back-to-backs and a few pull-thrus. They may be too close together for some folks and too short for some of tody's bigger RVs. Facilities include full hookups, 70 channel cable, and WIFI. Plenty of things are within walking distance: shops, stores, restaurants, and even an RV dealer within blocks and the center of town is less than a mile.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Probably the least favorite of the 6 parks we stayed at on the Oregon coast portion of our trip. It did, however, meet our needs/wants for the night - FHU, decent cable (35 ch.), and WIFI. Laundry was expensive. I can live with cramped and crowded for a night but I think big RV with or without toads would have problems both in the park and getting into sites when this park is crowded.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
I agree that this is a nice park with good facilities (FHU, cable, and WIFI) and sites. It is well maintained and I also saw the owner watering, mowing, etc. I guess I am just not as impressed by all this hard work by the owner in an age when water is become too precious a resource to be wasted on keeping campground grass green. If he is going to use thousands of gallons of water a day, I'd rather see it in a swimming pool. This area is consistently in the 90s and higher from mid June through mid August and a pool is much more refreshing than green grass.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Second year in a row we have stopped here on the way home after 6-8 weeks out west. I still think this is the best full facility (FHU, cable, WIFI, and a pool) on I-80 in Nebraska and possibly the entire state.
09/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for 2 days during the week after Labor Day. Thus we paid the lower "off season" rate for a FHU with cable pull-thru site in the roomier upper section of the park and our experience in a 1/3 full park was much better than that of summertime visitors. I found the facilities to be above average, but I can see how a packed park in the summer would cause a reviewer to downgrade this park especially if they were unable to get one of the better sites like we did. I certainly did not find the facilities to be "decrepit" as one anti-KOA reviewer did. Finally, good park with good facilities to be avoided in season if you can't handle crowds and kids. '
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were a bit concerned about staying at a very popular family park during the height of the vacation season. We were unable to get reservations for the weekend, but managed to get a full hookup with cable on Mon. and Tue. We got there by early afternoon and they were turning people away by 5 PM. The only thing a full park prevented was having a relaxing time at the pool. There is a hourly shuttle to town between approximately 9 AM and 7PM (in season). It is a relatively easy walk for those who are up to it. I can see larger rigs having some problems manuvering in the park and into the sites. Very good cable and decent WIFI from our site. It is a heavily wooded park so satellite reception could be a problem.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Not much to add to other reviews, except that they have a very nice pool right at the entrance. Of course that means you have to walk past the "trailer park" (a row of maybe a dozen permanent trailers along the entrance road) another review mentioned. You can walk to a few places just down the road, but getting into the main part of town will require driving.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Like most of the other reviewers, I found this to be a very good park. Others have commented on the facilities. Although I do not expect to have a pool on the Oregon coast, some sort of recreational facilities would have been nice - playground, v-ball net, horseshoes. Cable is only 25 channels and the WIFI, as mentioned, was not reliable. In nice weather and for those who can, walking across the bridge to town (about half an hour) is great.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Small, newer park with modern full hookups, good cable, and WIFI. The only other thing in the park is a small building containing the tiny office, a laundry, and the restrooms. There is nothing else in the park. The sites are level pads and spacious, but there are no recreational facilities for anyone, kids or adults. Casino is a bit of a walk, but there are shops and restaurants within 5-10 minutes. The center of north Lincoln City is about 2 miles.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Riverfront setting is impressive but the park is only average. Some sites are side-by-side and thus close together. Cable was OK, but the WIFI was too expensive. Pool was nice in the hot weather but there is little else to do in the park. The park is miles from anything - stock up if staying more than overnight.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Park actually seemed nicer than our last visit about 5 years ago. Except for visiting the Jackpot casinos, the only reason to be in the area is if you are travelling north or south on U.S. 93. For the price, this park's facilities are better than anything south on I80 or north in Twin Falls, ID. The casino/hotel pool is a five minute walk away and beautiful.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Attractive, newer park in a nice setting with full facilities, nice sites, FHU, good cable, and WIFI. New clubhouse and pool building is under construction. For us, walking access to stores, restaurants, and town is a big plus. That's why we chose it over the Hell's Canyon Resort at the west end of town. That made the higher rate here worth it - even for two days. The only thing really lacking is; in park recreational facilities.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Another KOA that delivers what we want for an overnight stop - FHU, good cable, WIFI, and a pool. Nothing to rave about or complain about.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Good overnight stop along I-80. Full hook-ups, decent sites, good cable, WIFI, and a small pool. Although a little rain storm about an hour after our arrival prevented use of the pool, I am not one of those folks who blame the RV park for the weather.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
As a retired couple we did not find this to be the over-crowded, kids gone wild KOA others have described. The park was full and kids were being kids, but we have seen a lot worse. We were able to get quality pool time both days we were there and enjoyed walking to and from town. There is a scheduled shuttle for those of you not up to walking 4-5 miles round trip. Not for those seeking peace and quiet during the summer.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
It has been about 5 years since we last stayed here. Except for the addition of WIFI, the park is basically the same: nice back-in sites, some pull-thrus are side-by-side on asphalt, limited cable but only on some sites, very good pool, spacious grounds, and a variety of recreational facilities. Even without the casino, this park has enough to stay a couple days especially for families.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Park is in a great setting, has nice sites, and all the modern hookups including cable and WIFI. Good base for central Oregon coast, but little to do in the immediate area except walk to town, browse the shops and walk back to the park.
10/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
After staying here 3-4 times a year for 10-14 night a year for 10+ years, this was our only stopover this year. Since being taken over by Harrah's, the nightly rate has gone up about $10 and they want $11/day for their WIFI service. Although this is still has the nicest RV park in the area, it has become too expensive compared to the other casino RV parks.
10/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Park is new, clean, well laid out with roomy, open sites and modern facilities (FHU, cable, and WIFI). Even if you are not interested in the casino, it is worth the 10+ miles round trip off I-55 because of the cheap nightly rate.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice setting, mostly decent sites, good facilities, but overpriced. Other parks in the area are not as nice but cost $20 less a night. This park is not worth almost twice as much as the others. Nice, but not great, park. I would not stay again for $50 a night.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Ditto all the other reviews. Nice park with tight sites. Could use WIFI and a pool - it was 107 the day we were there. Road construction right outside the park made it impossible to leave the park on foot, a hassle to leave and return by car during our stay.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
I initially was not going to review this park because I basically agreed with most of the positive comments. It has nice sites and very good facilities. What caught my eye was all the negative comments about the area around the park - "thug haven, bad side of town, industrial area, not a great neighborhood." I took an hour plus walk up and down the the main street and saw nothing but shops, small businesses, fast food places, etc. and one large modern 4 story office bldg. I was still befuddled by other reviewers' negative comments until I realized that the only other pedestrians I saw on my walk were Latinos. Sad to think that was the basis for those negative comments.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here twice last year, and it is still our preference of the the 3 main parks in the area. The facilities (FHU, pool, cable, and WIFI) are at least as good as Deer Park and the KOA. Here you can walk to some nearby shops and restaurants, and even to the historic downtown if you can handle a 3 mile round-trip. Numerous trees might cause some satellite problems and I-25 is close enough that some may complain about traffic noise.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Hey folks, there is a reason this place is almost $20 cheaper than all the other area parks. It met our needs (FHU, cable, and WIFI) perfectly for one night before heading west. As noted, it is small, unappealing, and larger RVs and/or those with toads probably should not even attempt to stay here.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed here several times in the past and enjoyed it. Since we were unable to get into a full service park on the Oregon coast for the weekend, we called ahead in mid-July and made a reservation here for the last weekend in July. Since we could not be on the cool coast during the late July heat wave, the pool at this park was the major factor in coming here. After checking in and setting up we found out that the pool was closed by the health dept. in June. I believe that we should have been advised of the pool closure at the time we made reservations. The park's are, otherwise, very good - FHU cement sites, excellent cable, and good WIFI.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good alternative to the bigger, busier parks in the Black Hills if you just need to stop for the night in the area. Good cable and a nice pool. Larger RVs may have a problem maneuvering in this small park with many tight sights.
10/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is my fourth stay here since my first review of this park 10/06 when I gave it a 6. I don't see any indication of Ameristar putting money into the park. They now have WIFI but there has been no upgrading of the aging utilities and the cement pads are still unlevel and deteriorating. The rate has almost doubled in 1 year with the only noticable improvement being the addition of WIFI. Thus, I dropped my rating one point. Still a good overnight stop with good cable and now WIFI - just more expensive than it was.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very good park for an overnight stop before heading to the Tetons and Yellowstone. Some full hookups with good cable TV and WIFI. Mix of RVs, trailers, and tents results in a variety of campers - retirees, young people, and families. Can be very crowded and busy in the short tourist season.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
A good overnight stop in central SD with full hookups, good cable, WIFI, and pool. Those who don't like to hear any highway traffic, want beautiful landscaping or paved road and pads, etc., go elsewhere.
09/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
I have stayed here numerous times over the years and always found always found this park to have excellent overnight facilities (FHU, good cable and WIFI, and a nice pool). On this last stay I found out that the new owners charge "drive-ins" an extra $2 a night. If you don't reserve at least one day ahead, you are charged $2 more. This is not disclosed in the KOA directory or the campground website. I complained to both the owner in person and KOA by phone but got no satisfaction. I feel that this hidden charge is a sleazy business practice.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice full facility, FHU, cable, WIFI, pool, park convenient to the twin cities. Appears to have lots of seasonals and is crowded on weekends with locals for quick getaways. I would avoid summer weekends. For being in a urban/suburban area, I was surprised to find that it was not within walking distance of anything; stores, restaurants, etc.
09/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
I agree with most of the previous reviewers' comment, but want to add a couple things. First, being next to a race track, and the fair grounds, there are numerous special events that pack the RV park, raise the rates to $50 for FHU, and make the whole area very congested. Call ahead if you want to avoid these situations. Secondly, check the site you are given before you finish registering. Some utilities are oddly placed (ie, some sewers are on the wrong side), so you want to be certain your assigned site meets your needs. As already noted, this is the only, but decent, place to stay if you want to be near Milwaukee.
08/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
We had stayed here 5 years ago and enjoyed the park but, decided to try the park in town. Unfortunately it was full, so we ended up here. One reason that park in was full, and this one was only about 20% occupied, is the $45 rate. After some inquiries about the $10+ rate jump from last year, I found out about the park's expansion (it is actually almost a brand new facility next door). So I am paying $10 more for 2007's $30 facility to fund the new park which I may never use. What would have been at least a 2-3 day stay, ended after one night. The current park is OK - nice pool, free WIFI near offfice, decent cable TV and sites. If not for the $10 rip-off, it would have rated a 7.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
I have been here several times in the past and spent a weekend here in mid-July. As expected the park was full both nights, but had an enjoyable stay in spite of the crowd - probably 400 customers in the park. Good facilities - full hook-ups, pool, cable a bit limited, and WIFI. Best park to use as a base for the Badlands if you are going to spend a couple days exploring the park.
07/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
OK overnight park. It delivers what it claims to have - full hook-ups, good cable, and WIFI. Did not pay the extra $5 to use the indoor pool. Walked over to neighboring park, R&R, to see if it was any better. It appeared to have bigger sites, some with cement pads, and many with shade trees. It shares an outdoor pool with a motel. I would probably stay at R&R next time in the area.
09/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for one night at the beginning of our 2 month trip northwest. Because it had everything, full hook-ups, excellent cable, WIFI, a pool, and within walking distance to town, we require for a multi-day stay, we reserved it for Labor Day weekend. As expected, the park was packed with families getting away for the final summer weekend, so we were never able to comfortably use the pool. In spite of that and a few too many campfires in hot weather, it was an enjoyable stay for an older couple in a park filled with families on a busy weekend. Being about 30 minutes east of I-35 and the same distance north of I-90, this is not a convenient park for travelers on the interstates looking for an overnight stop.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very good full service park including a pool, hot tub, excellent cable, good WIFI, a nice restaurant on the premises (in season only I assume), and even a decent b-ball court. There is a Camping World a mile up the road. I wouldn't have bothered reviewing this park except that some of the previous reviewer's comments. In 3 days I did not notice I-25 noise or smell anything foul. The park is not 20 miles from Colorado Springs. It is one mile south of I-25 exit 132 and the six exits for Colorado Springs are 138 thru 143. We were able to make it to anywhere in the city in 10-15 minutes.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very good new park. I agree with most of the praise but had a few problems. Like many parks this size, the pool is too small. I have seen reviews where the reviewer complains about "pea sized" gravel. Here the gravel is new and walnut size. Because the sites are, with the exception of the patio, covered by this gravel, walking the 15-20 feet from the patio to the road is treacherous. The gravel has not settled and appears to be several inches deep. With every step, you slip and/or sink like walking in sand but without a flat surface beneath your feet. Because the sites are long and wide, the sewer connection is at the entrance of the sites creates a problem. To line up your rig with the patio and other utilities you may need extra sewer hose. Of the 50 or so sites that were occupied when I was there, most were using at least a fully extended 20 foot hose and 15-20 were using a second 20 footer. Any park where that many rigs need more than 20 feet of sewer hose has a serious design flaw.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
While I agree with most of the positive comments on this park, it does have flaws. Two have already been mentioned: Mosquitoes - they need to do some heavy duty spraying. No shade - many of us will not be RVing 20 years from now when the trees might be big enough to shade an RV. My main complaint is the lack of a pool. This area is typically 90+ from early June through mid August and has already had numerous 100+ days this summer. I would have rather seen them initially build a pool than spend thousands on the "awesome" entrance landscaping and design. Comfort and fun beat pretty in my book. Also, the "across the street" Wal-mart is about a half mile walk because you can't walk straight from the park - you have to walk out the entrance and down the road about 500 yards.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
While I understand the superlatives of several reviewers, I have to agree with the reviewer who had problems with the sites and hookups. My major complaint, and I did mention it to the staff, was the right to left slant on, seemingly, every site. If you do not have and expensive rig with push button levelers, you will need to raise your entire left side 3-4 inches to offset this design flaw. I do not carry enough boards for that kind of lift. I would have stayed several days if not for this problem.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Inspite of all the 10s this park has received, it does have a number of negatives. The cable is only 20 channels and some of those don't come in. The WIFI is $5 a day. There are 55 "premium" sites for which you pay $5-10 extra to get limited cable and cement strips (not a pad) for parking your rig. The entry and exit cement is significantly slanted so you lose about 20' of the site. There are only 7 70' pull-thru sites - the rest are 55' pull-thru or 35' back-ins. The otherwise nice bathrooms are a quarter for 3 minutes. As usual for a park this size the pool is too small.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Last May we stayed at the Lafayette KOA for their Free Friday Hot Deal and it was an overcrowded disaster. This year we decided to try this KOA for the Pay Friday, Free Saturday, Hot Deal. Upon check-in I mentioned the Lafayette fiasco last year and they assured me that they were not allowing 6-10 visitors per site. Although the park was fairly full, there was no overcrowding and the weekend was quite enjoyable. As noted in other reviews, the sites are adequate, many on pads, good cable and WIFI, nice pool, etc. Still a good overnight stop or fine for several days to see the area.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
I reviewed this park last October and everything mentioned there (except for the construction problems which appear to be over for now) still apply. As noted previously, large crowds can cause problems. We were there Memorial Day weekend and many of these weekend guests were loud, ill mannered, and worse. It is bad enough when sites have 3-4 vehicles on them, other campers walk through your site, you can't even relax in the pool without some 15 year old diving (which is not allowed) over you, and there seems to be a "battle of the bands" (radios, CD players,etc.) amongst 3-4 sites within 100 feet of yours. One shift supervisor told me that he has attempted to control these problems in the past but upper management would not let him enforce the rules and kick the offenders out. They are regulars/locals who bring in a lot of business. Money talks! The "coup de grace" was a stabbing at the pool area just after dark on Saturday night. Great during the week, but avoid holidays and summer weekends.
06/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
I somehow forgot to review this park earlier this year when I was reviewing the 30+ parks I visited last year. I just stayed here for the umpteenth time over the years last week on my way home from my spring southern trip. As noted in other reviews, there are cement pads, W&E hookups, and showers but little else. No cable, no WIFI, no recreational area, and, the last time I asked, the hotel pool was not available to the RV guests. Unless you are for the casino, there is no reason to stay more than 1 night. $30 is a lot for just W&E and a cement pad. I only use it because it usually makes my trip through Chicago on Sunday morning hassle free.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stopped here in late April headed south and again in early June on the way back home. For those of you who have been enjoying this excellent overnight park in recent years - Surprise - new owners. They seem friendly and, as long as they continue their predecessors commitment to customer service and maintenance, you won't find a better overnight park within 100 miles.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
I reviewed this park last October and gave it an 8. They have a new park-wide WIFI system with which the desk personnel said they have been having problems. We were unable to get any signal at our site close to the lodge for the 5 days we were there. My guess: they went with the cheapest system and got what they paid for. Just another reason this park is not the 9 or 10 it could be.
08/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
Stayed here for about 8 days over a 2 week period after the bike week crowd was long gone. In season (July and August), when this park is usually fairly full, it is a VERY tight squeeze for any RV over 30'. The sites are terraced and they have maximized the number of sites. You will be lucky to get out all slides and your awning if you have neighbors on both sides. Other than the site size, the park is well run, has good cable TV and WIFI, and has a nice pool. An earlier review mentioned that you can walk to Deadwood. I did it almost every every day but it is not an easy or safe walk. The park is maybe 500' higher than the town and the first half mile is walking just off the road surface of a winding mountain road with several blind curves. The few times I used the shuttle, the wait was over half an hour. If you don't want/need cable, Whistler's Gulch has roomier sites.
06/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
I have stayed here for 2-3 days each of the past three years right after Memorial Day Weekend. This park has all the amenities for overnight or a longer stay: full hookups, good cable TV, adequate WIFI, and a small pool. We've enjoyed each stay and encountered no problems. Some may consider the sites not long or roomy enough for large rigs with slides, but the sites are adequate. While I did walk to Walmart, several other stores, and restaurants in under 20 minutes, many would not consider that to be walking distance. Nice park and a good value for the full amenities
08/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
Magnificent view - absolutely. Overpriced park - I think so. The park has been in the family for almost 40 years and the current, second generation owners use camper workers to operate and maintain the park. Thus, probably no mortgage and little, if any, payroll. The facilities are just adequate (full hookups, nice sites, OK pool) to disappointing (weak/sporadic WIFI, very old bathroom/laundry facility). If not for the view, this is a $25 park. This park must have one of the highest profit margins in the business. There is no indication that any of the profit is being put back into the park. They need to upgrade the facilities (new bathroom, better WIFI, and add cable) to justify charging almost $40. In 30 reviews for 2006, this is the first time I have lowered a park's rating due to price.
08/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
I had been here several times in the past when there were only 15 electric sites at the far end of the casino parking lot. I was looking forward to their new full hookup facility. We called several days ahead and reserved a site for 2 nights. We arrived about noon, parked in the far lot, and walked to the hotel to register. We had to wait 10 minutes for an RV person to show up. She then had to call someone to physically check to see what sites were available. 30 minutes later we were given a site number, walked back the the RV, and drove to the RV park entrance which was blocked by constuction vehicles. Another 10 minutes and we are finally backing into our site. I get out to hook up, see that the electric box is padlocked, walk back to the hotel, complain, and walk back to the site. A few minutes later a guy in a golf cart shows up and unlocks the electric box. I mention the check-in fiasco and he acts as if I am making it up. This makes me believe he's the guy who took 30 minutes to give the hotel the site number. Since there are numerous empty sites, I still don't know why someone had to check for available sites. I is now almost 2PM - it has taken almost 2 hours to check in, get to the site, and hook up!!! It is a great site - large cement pad with trees on both sides and in the back. The view out the front window is of the lake - oops, I mean should be of the lake. The resort is building 3 large cabins right across the in park road from us. They get the lake view. With these three cabins in various stages of construction less than 50 yards from our site, we are subjected to very loud noise from construction machinery, heavy traffic, and workers all over the place during the daylight hours of our 2 day stay. With new utilities, cement pads, sites carved out of a treed area, a 5-10 minute walk to the marina or casino, this park should be at least a 7 for starters. Add cable and WIFI and it would rate higher. The bathroom/laudry buidling was surprisingly shabby. The indoor pool in the 2 story atrium attached to the hotel is nice but they have eliminated the deep water section that had 2 water slides. There was no excuse for an operation this size not to have a smooth check in process. This park has great potential but will never reach it until management learns how to do things right. I have been to several casino resorts where the RV park is a nice facility but poorly run.
10/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This another park I have been to numerous times in the past during our spring and fall trips to MS and LA. It has always met our needs and expectations: full hookups, pull thrus, 60+ channel Cable TV, WIFI, nice pool, etc. Good for a couple days to see the Baton Rouge area or just relax. Denham Springs shopping and restaurants are just the other side (north) of I-12 about 1-2 miles from the park. As previously mentioned, there are seasonal/resident/worker sites. Some people might find the park a bit dusty/dirty since it is not all cement sites, paved roads, and lush grass.
05/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
I had stayed here in the past so decided to take advantage of their KOA Hot Deal Free Friday last May. Unfortunately, so did everyone else. Fortunately, we got there fairly early and were able to use the pool before the crowds came in. By evening the park was crowded and their was a constant flow of new arrivals. The "free" offer seemed to entice people to bring lots of extra guests. Many sites appeared to have 7-8 people on them (vs.the normal 2-5). This was one full 185 site park. We were really glad to be leaving Saturday morning. The park has nice faciities but I would avoid it on summer and holiday weekends.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed here for the last 3 Memorial Day Weekends on the way back north after our annual May trip to MS and LA. We find it a good full facility (hookups, cable, WIFI, pool) to spend 3-4 days off the road on a holiday weekend. Even when full, the park is not cramped or noisy. The site layout is somewhat unique - most sites are on the outside of a "U" shaped field containing the modern bathrooms/laundry, a covered pavilion, and good size pool. There is a small playground for kids. Rate is PPA.
05/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
I have stopped here every thursday before Memorial Day on the way to Branson for the last 3 years. Nice pool and very good cable TV. We have had a full hookup pull-through every time and have enjoyed each stay. It could be a little cramped and noisy if the park were full. Some resident/seasonal sites if that bothers you. Very good, full facility, overnight stop for eas/west travelers on I-40.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
I have stayed here numerous times over the years and this park has always delivered: decent sites, nice but small pool, good cable, and on site WIFI. The curent (maybe 7 years) have kept up with the times unlike some owners of older parks. Some of the sites may be a little small for big rigs but there were 5-10 in the park during my 3 day weekend stay. Roads and sites are gravel so there is the potential for dusty conditions. The park atmosphere is friendly and there can be a lot of kids during the summer. Enjoyed a nice "hunter's stew" dinner and a pancake breakfast but passed on the weenie roast. Nothing near the park but Bemidji's big shopping area is just 3 miles east on US 2. Good for overnight or a base camp for seeing northern Minnesota.
07/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
I have camped here numerous times over the years. The facilities have been described in previous reviews. The pool has always been clean when I have been there. I had to sit at an empty site closer to the office to pick up the WIFI. Better WIFI and the addition of Cable TV would improve the rating I gave. It can be a bit dusty but that's the geology and botanical nature of the area - heavily treed areas where grass can't grow would have to be completely paved over to get rid of the problem. This is about as good as it gets in North Dakota.
07/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
I have been to this older park several times in the past when it was run by some older folks who were letting things slide. Back then I would have given this park a 3. New owners have made some improvements (60+ channel Cable TV and working, on site WIFI) and have done a better job of park maintenence. Most of the full hookup, pull-thrus are in the open, but there are some sites in the pines. The sites and roads are mostly gravel/dirt with what passes for grass up here. The river is across the road and Lake Superior and the town are about a mile. Not much in the park or town but beautiful Porcupine Mountain State Park is only a 20 minute drive. Not a great park, but the best full facility park in the western Upper Penninsula.
09/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Albia is on US34 about 50 miles southeast of Des Moines. This is a small motel/RV park complex (2 motel buildings, restaurant, indoor pool, RV park) at the south edge of town on US 34. Stopped here overnight on the way home after a 2 month trip out west. This was the only Iowa park I could find in Woodall's that had a pool, cable TV, and WIFI. All 20 sites are full hookup pull-thrus with good cable TV. The WIFI is "iffy" at best. No reason to go out of your way to come here,but, if you are crossing Iowa on US34, it is the best place to stop.
09/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
Good overnight stop. As mentioned in previous review, the new cement sites are the ones to get for overnight. They are in the open but have full hookups and cable. Good above ground pool - maybe 15X25X4'. Auto museum and a few restaurants within 2 blocks.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed here Labor Day Weekend. In addition to being an excellent overnight stop, the park has enough to stay several days: good cable, on site WIFI, pool, close to town. Friendly camper staff during our stay, but that can change from year to year. For those of you who insist on cement pads and paved roads, you may be disappointed with dirt, gravel, and trees. This park may have the best facilities on I-80 in Nebraska.
09/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very good overnight stop. Good cable and WIFI at our site. Lots of seasonals so I would not want to stay on weekends during the summer or football weekends in the fall. Nice pool if the park isn't crowded. Although the park is just off the interstate, there is nothing commercial/retail at the intersection. You have to drive to get to anything.
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Not much to add to other reviews except my basic agreement. Lots of trees for shade. Good cable, WiFi, and proximity to town make it worth more than one night. We stayed four and again on our way back east later in our trip.
08/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good overnight stop with all today's RVer's necessities: full hoop-ups, Cable, and WIFI. Enough trees to give some shade. Except for a nice pool, not much to do in park. A quiet park away from the interstates (25 and 90).
07/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
As previously mentioned, the tight sites and utilities placement are the major negatives for this park. Because the park is fairly full most of the summer, these cramped sites kept me from staying more than one night. Restrooms need to be modernized but the laundry is large and clean. Pool is too small for a park that has a lot of kids. I agree that that it is expensive for the accommodations.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice, open, newer park. Good overnight park or base for local sights (Whitefish, Soo Locks, Taquenahmen Falls) if you don't mind driving an hour. Because they are newer the facilities (hookups, laundry, showers, cable TV) are probably better than anything within 50 miles. Not much for kids to do so it should be quiet. Nice Lake Superior view and natural A/C off the lake keeps it generally cool (under 80) in the summer. Nothing but the casino nearby.
07/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
If all you want is full hookups and cable for the night, this park is OK. I agree with earlier review about the advertised pool. I had been here 3 years ago and the pool was out of service then. I had planned to stay several nights because I thought there was a pool, but left after one night. Half the sites are seasonal/resident/workers if that bothers you.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
I have stayed here maybe 6 times over the years. Only an 8 because I am a tough rater. Park needs park-wide, free Wi-Fi. Grass was again like stray when I was there - the area had not had rain in six weeks - same as 2005. Don't blame the park for a drought. During these situations water is too precious to waste on something as frivolous as campground grass. You have to expect lots of kids at a family RV resort in the summer. Just hope I am not "less than desirable."
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
I agree with the previous review and would like to add that this may be the best park in the Upper Peninsula. It is one of the few parks in the U.P. with an outdoor pool on good cable TV. Only major negative is lack of Wi-Fi. You can, however, go over to the neighboring motel and get Wi-Fi in their lobby. Great base camp for Marquette, Lake Superior, and the central U.P. Why not an 9 or 10? - I'm a tough grader.
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Although I am fairly new to this site, I have been RVing for years and stayed in 100 parks all over the country. This is the first park I have been tempted to give a 10. This was our third visit and wanted to stay a week but they were already booked full for all summer weekends by March. Settled for 5 days (Sun-Thur). The only major negative is pay Wi-Fi. Others might not like the openness of the the standard sites and the park's location in a commercial area. This is a big, busy family RV resort.
10/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
I have stayed here every May and October for the past 10+ years. I spend 2 or 3 days at the beginning and end of each trip. It is a typical casino park: mostly paved and not many amenities. I too have experienced the sprinkler problem. Wi-Fi can be picked up in the quieter hotel areas and cable is only about 15 channels. The indoor hotel pool has been closed too many times during my visits.
10/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
I have been coming every May and October for over 10 years for about 10 days per visit. I have been through all of their construction phases (1st hotel, parking garage, 2nd hotel) and seen some facilities/services go down hill. The construction was still going on last October and covered everything (including the pool) with dust and dirt during our stay. While I agree that the price is fantastic, I found it offensive when, a couple, years ago they raised the rates over a buck to finance the casino parking garage - a facility I can't imagine a RV customer using.) While I agree, in general, with some of the superlatives of previous reviewers, somethings used to be better: there is now a 5 days a month Passport America limit, regular gambler used to get used to get free nights each month, lodge used to be open 24/7, some pads are aging and tilting, and, more and more often, some utilities hook-ups are not working properly. We paid about $15 for a week of Wi-Fi that worked well, but the daily charge of $3 is a bit steep. Finally, the addition of 50 or so cabins and chalets in the park makes this a sometimes crowded and rowdy park on weekends and during the summer.
10/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
I have stayed here 5-7 days every May and October for 10 years. While I understand the superlatives of other reviews, there are a few upgrades needed to make it a 9: The cable system is only 15 channels and the WIFI needs to be free and park-wide. Additionally they have reduced the 158 listed RV sites to about 100 by replacing the sites with chalets which now total over 100. This can make for a very crowded and rowdy campground on weekends and during the summer.
10/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
I have stayed here every May and October for the past 10 years. I used to stay as much as a week but am now down to a couple days because the service continues to worsen. For example: Then: Lodge open 24/7, pool open May through October, and WIFI initially free. Now: Lodge only open 9-12 hours a day, pool open Memorial through Labor Days, WIFI now costs $10.95 a day! Additionally, cable TV is only about 15 channels. In my experience, the once an hour casino shuttle more than unreliable - the problems I have had with it would fill a page. There are reasons Hollywood and Sam's Park get more customers with fewer amenities.
08/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Just joined this recently and was checking places I stayed during my 2+ months on the road last summer. Please ignore the June 2004 review that gave this park a 1. New owners took over in 2005, have made significant improvements, and are terrific people. We stopped for what was to be one night and signed up for a week after we checked the place out. If you can walk 2 miles roundtrip, you can visit everything in town: parks, shops, the Buffalo river, a museum. Nothing spectacular but a great week of using the pool, walking the town, meeting people, and enjoying cable TV and WIFI.
10/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
I have stopped here dozens of times over the years travelling between Tunica and Louisiana. I agree with most of the reviews but wonder how such a "bare bones" place can rate an 8 or better. Additionally, many of the pads are a bit short and beginning to deteriorate.
10/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
I have stayed here a number of times over the years. Previous reviewers have covered most of the basics. Although it is a little newer and roomier than Hollywood's campground, I usually stay there because I prefer their casino. Like the other two Tunica casino campgrounds, the cable TV is barely cable - maybe 15 channels.
10/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
I have been stopping at this park four times a year on my way to and from Louisiana every May and October for years. While I agree with the superlatives in many of the previous reviews, this is ONLY an overnight campground. There are no recreational facilities, paved roads, or cement pads. If it had those, it would be an RV resort and deserve a 10. The free WIFI is only available in or near the office.
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