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09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We started camping in a tent at this park in 1967. Very wet weekend then and standing water everywhere. This can be expected when camping in a Florida swamp. But, we had a great time. Much different in 2013. The loop we were in had 50 amp, full hookups. Loop was added 3-4 years ago. However, much rain here this year and the standing water around the sites was still there. This is old Florida. Be sure to drive around the park an observe the tropical environment, especially from the elevated canopy boardwalk. Lots of 'gators and water birds throughout the park. Our rate was based upon a Florida Senior resident.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is, perhaps, our favorite Florida State Park. We stayed here in 1988 and remember our site on the ocean, as seen from our motor home windshield. Still is that way except the Australian pines are gone but most sites are well shaded with shorter trees and undergrowth. Ocean view is the same, and only about 50 feet from the RV! All sites have 30 amp service and water hookups. They are wide enough for slide-outs on both sides and our patio awning. Surprisingly, in spite of a lot of rain we had very few bugs during our stay in September. Our rate is based upon a senior Florida resident. We would have rated the campground higher if it had 50 amp service; however, the ocean view does offset that.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We agree with the previous review but as for the "shuffling", that's the price you pay when reservations are made for specific sites. With that said, this was the first time we were able to book this site. We had site 11 which had plenty of shade but still were able to get satellite reception. Our only disappointment was that we had no view of the ocean because of the sand dunes. I believe that is the case of all sites. Restrooms are built up on stilts to protect them from high water from hurricanes (as is in most Florida State Parks). Plenty of hot water-solar/electric heat. We had a great stay of one week.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a great stopover when traveling to/from the Florida Keys. Just 3 or 4 miles from the Oasis Visitors Center operated by the Park Service. Sites are large and have 50 amp service. Potable water, restrooms, and dump station are available. The campsites encircle a lake. Be careful of alligators if you have pets. When we arrived in the afternoon, we were the only campers here, which made it a little scary since we were in the middle of the Everglades. And, all host sites were empty. However another camper did come in during the night. As we said, this is a great stopover to visit a day or so and explore the Everglades. Be sure to visit the Visitors Center and observe the ‘gators from boardwalk along the canal, and to purchase local goodies from the gift shop. We will visit again on our way south.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Sites are very large, concrete pads bordered with concrete and well landscaped with tropical plantings. Patios are covered with pleasingly-looking stone pebbles. On the patios are picnic tables, covered with a roof for protection against rain and providing shade from the sun. Campsites have 50 amp electric service and water, but no sewers. There is an easy-in, easy-out dump station. From our site, #5, we could see river the river and the locks. We were fortunate to witness a cabin cruiser returning from the lake, traversing the locks and then head down river toward the town of La Belle. The locks attendant was very polite and informative as he explained to us the difference between the Lake Okeechobee locks and those on the Great Lakes. For those wishing to fish, there are metal steps leading down to a platform above the river level. As for cell phone, MIFI and satellite reception, all were excellent (we have Verizon). As nice as the campground is, unless you fish or boat there really isn’t much to do here except just relax, read, etc. With this in mind, we rate this facility a “9” but certainly will return as we pass through the area. Our rate was based on Golden Age discount pass.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We would like to have rated this campground higher than a 7, however, considering the facility is new and only open 2 or 3 months, we feel it has excellent potential after the campground has “matured.” Unfortunately, our rating may be skewed to a lower rating due to the extreme heat wave in the east: all sites are in full sun. NOTE: There are 2 campgrounds with the same name. The other campground is located in Verona, Va. This could cause some confusion. Positives: 1. Very friendly owner/hosts. They informed us of the many attractions nearby and were given discount passes for the Shenandoah Caverns “next door”. (Excellent attraction). 2. They honored our Passport America for the 3 day stay even though the policy has been changed. (We called 3 weeks prior to our arrival and there was no limit on the number or PA days. However, upon arrival we were told this policy has been changed.) 3. Large pull through sites that will accommodate very large RV’s with room to spare. 4. Close to I-81, but noise was not a problem at our site, or from a nearby railroad where we heard only one train go by. 5. Good interior gravel roads and campsites. Also, sites are level and we didn’t have to use our jacks. 6. Nice camp store. Hosts have home-made BBQ and sandwiches available at reasonable cost. (Hosts previously were in restaurant business.) 7. Excellent satellite, cell phone and MiFi reception. 8. Well maintained swimming pool, although we didn’t use it or the restrooms. Negatives: 1. No shade! Would encourage owners to plant trees at sites. There are cedar trees planted along the back of the campground, but will not provide shade at campsites. 2. Campground rate is too high for a new facility trying to establish a clientele base. Without PA our site would have been $47 per night. 3. PA-days should not have been changed this early in its life. Limit is 1 day. We would return again for overnight stays with a PA discount.
03/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We were here with a motor home group rally and we got a reduced rate. This is a very nice park, and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. Immaculate landscaping and well kept. Wife used the heated pool and spa and said it was "thoroughly refreshing". Sites are very large, we had a pull through over 55 feet long. Great clubhouse and planned activities. Yes, a train runs through Bushnell and its route is only about 1/4 mile from the park. It is not unusual for parks to be next to railroads or under the airway for jetliners. We definitely will return to this park.
11/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a CAMPGROUND, not an RV Resort. One previous reviewer stated this was an "awesome" park, but we thought probably they got this park mixed up with a very nice "Resort" across the street. However, this park was somewhat a disappointment for us. The roads are all sand/dirt and dusty. Also had potholes or guess you'd call them "sandholes". The coach bounced as we drove through the trees, some close to the road. Our site was a "pull-through", but not by our definition. Two sites, end to end and if both were empty you could pull through one into the other. Hence, leaving a pull-in for someone coming into the site behind us. We parked on sand with some gravel, not concrete, although we did have a small concrete patio. We could not get level on our site, and our jacks would bury themselves in sand. Lots of trees and shade. Good DirecTV reception and Verizon phone and MyFi reception. If we come back to Cedar Key we will stay at another place. Guess we're getting too old to park in a "Campground". Ha! Oh, almost forgot. This is a Passport America park which we didn't know until after we paid and took our site. Be SURE to state you are PA to get the discounts when you register!
11/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We love this park! Came to visit the week of Thanksgiving for a week. Had a great site on the water and great Thanksgiving dinner. (Pot luck CG suppled turkeys and ham). Pros: Large sites right on the water with full hookups (hard to find waterfront sites with sewer in Florida). Very friendly and accommodating hosts. Fishing pier for those who want to fish. Also, dog friendly!!! Dogs are welcome to swim or roust about on the beach and EVERYONE picks up after their pets! CONS: Sand/shell sites. But, everything else cancels this out. We are planning a trip west next year but have already made reservations to spend another week here in March.
11/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
To get the park from the south you turn north on Bolivar street at the traffic light in downtown Chattahoochee. Signage to campground could be improved, but this is true at most COE campgrounds. This was our second time at this campground. Sites are very large, great views of the lake. Great place for a laid-back camp experience. We were warned about the ants, however it was too cold for them to bother us. Closest grocery is in Sneads about 6 miles west of Chattahoochee. We definitely would stay here again. Rate is for senior Golden Age discount.
11/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have stayed here several times, passing through the area either north or south. It is very convenient for us and provides all the services we want, hence the 10 rating. Also, personnel are very courteous and accommodating. We had excellent satellite and cell phone service on the front row of the campground. Rate is based on Passport America.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is and excellent Township-owned campground. We reserved a 50 amp full hookup site and were very pleased at our selection. (Check out their very informative website). Our site was very large in width and in length, with paved parking for both motor home and car. Very well maintained grass on each side but had no shade on our site (No.48). We had excellent cell phone and MiFi service. Our friends made their reservation late and were not able to get 50 service but had an excellent shady site nearby with equal attributes, but with 30 amp service. Overall, this campground was impeccably well maintained from our viewpoint and we definitely will return again. Unfortunately, we had an emergency electrical problem in our motor home and had to drive to Grand Rapids to have it repaired so we only stayed 1 day out of our 4 day reservation.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had never been in the "thumb" so we researched the internet and selected this campground because it was central to our planned travels in the area. We were not disappointed! Sites are on grass and we had pull through with full hookups and with 50 amp service of which there are a limited number available. Also, some have cable service. We did have a lot of rain but he terrain was able to provide adequate run-off to prevent flooding. The dirt/gravel road did have some potholes but workers did fill them in timely manner. There is no Wi-Fi available at the campground; however, just across the street is a free Harbor Beach Marina internet access. We had very good Verizon extended cell phone service but our Mi-Fi would not work on ComCast tower. This campground is run by the Township of Harbor Beach and the staff personnel were very pleasant. While there, we visited the coast 25 miles each way and there are several public campgrounds along the coast where we would stay also. We stayed here for 6 days and will definitely stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Stayed here to visit excellent museums in Auburn. Park office was not open when we arrived but we had made reservations and packet of info was in box near camp office door. Pull through campsites were very long but a little narrower than what we like. Gravel, level pad and grassy area where our dogs could romp. Met attendant after we set up and was very accommodating to meet our needs, including info on museums. We had excellent Verizon phone and Mi-Fi reception. Behind campground and within walking distance is the Victory WWII and Auto and Carriage museums which are some of the best I've ever been in. We stayed here for three nights and definitely stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The fee reflects the weekly discount as we stayed for 10 days to attend a rally. Interior roads are narrow and do need some repair. Site spurs are grave land long but importantly, level. We had good satellite and cell phone reception. Railroad tracks were only about 100 ft from our site (#61) and therefore noisy and dusty when trains went by. However, with A/C on not really a problem. The campground is very convenient as shopping is close by. We would stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We are amazed this campground has not been rated before. It is a NPS campground, on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 340. It was formerly known as "Crabtree Meadows". The name was changed so that travelers would know the main attraction was the beautiful falls nearby. There are about 22 RV sites that will accommodate RVs up to 36 ft or more. Do not expect good satellite or cell phone service here although we did have Verizon cell phone and "air card" service. In addition, there are 71 tent sites in a separate area. All sites are shaded with hardwoods (hickory, etc). A VERY quiet campground with paved roads and sites. This is a great campground to get away from it all! At the entrance is a visitors center with gift shop and snack bar. We were only 8 miles from shopping in Spruce Pine. We "camped" in a 36 ft RV. Generators may be used between 8 AM and 9 PM. The fee rate is for Golden Age Passport, otherwise, it is $16. We definitely will camp here again.
09/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
I'm sorry to disagree with the previous reviewer, but we were very disappointed in this campground. We have stayed at many NPS & NFS campgrounds and did not expect "amenities" such as electric, etc. However, we did find that it was NOT level, pull-through sites had very short radius's, and the pavement needed resurfacing several years ago. We would not camp here again. Sorry NPS, you need to upgrade this facility!!
09/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This "campground" is at the visitors center in Beford, Va. We specifically stayed here to visit the National D-Day Memorial adjacent to the center. Don't miss this, and don't expect a 5-star campground! It is primarily designed to lure visitors to the area. We would return. Did I mention there are only 3 full hookup sites available?
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were here for an FMCA motorhome rally. It was the second time here. This was a great campground for a rally or an overnight stay. Very friendly folks. The only negative was that some sites were not level, or at least we had to move the coach on the site to find a level spot. The campground was close to good restaurants and shopping. We will return here in the future.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have been coming here since the resort opened, around 2006. Thought I had previously rated it, but apparently not. All sites are back-in, full hookups and includes free cable and WiFi service. Sites are terraced on mountainside and most sites have great views of the Smoky Mountains. Roads are paved, sites gravel: eventually will be concrete. Very large in-ground swimming pool. Activity building has restrooms, laundry and excercise room on first floor, second floor is available for large groups (such as rallies), complete with restrooms and kitchens. At present, no charge for use for organized large groups camping here. Campground recently joined Passport America.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We read the reviews on this park and decided to visit it for a week. We were NOT DISAPPOINTED! What a gem hidden on the mountainside only a short distance from I-40. There are some steep hills in the park, but they are short and easily negotiated. After checking in a host, led us up to our site at the uppermost level of the park. We had no problem backing into our site, which was quite spacious. What a view looking down on the lower levels and mountains in the background. Our site had full hookups, 50 amp service, and many channels on the cable. We had good satellite reception but limited cell phone reception. Our neighbors, in a 40 foot Winny, had been here for a month and loved it. This park is not conducive to bike riding due to steep hills, but provided good walking exercise. There is a separate area for tenters, and another area for cabin rentals. The owner has started clearing an area for more RV sites at an even higher elevation in the park and what breathtaking views! We will return to this park and stay perhaps longer especially if and when the new sites are complete.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our rate and rating is for the "new" RV sites with concrete pads, FHU, next to maintenance area where we had some maintenance done on the MH. Has sunny and large sites in a grassy field. Satellites and cell phone service is great. We were here during an annual bike race, who use part of the rally park area as headquarters. There were lots of bikes! (Not motorcycles). We have also stayed here as part of a motorhome rally.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have camped at this campground for many years, and indeed, were campground hosts during the ‘90’s. However we have not rated it previously, but feel necessary to do so since now as there have been changes to the park recently: namely, Sycamore Loop now has 50/30/20 amp electric service which has not been addressed in previous reviews. Normal rate for our electric site is $25; we paid $15 with Golden Age Passport. This is a prime National Forest “family” campground. Loud noises and late parties are not tolerated. Between early May and November 1 the entrance station is manned 24 hours/day providing security. Generator use is allowed but restricted to 4 hrs per day between 7am and 8pm. There are 161 sites in 9 loops well spaced adjacent to the Davidson River, well known for its trout fishing. Some campsites are close to the river. Most sites in the park can accommodate RV’s up to 40-45 ft long, are 30-40 feet wide and have bushes or trees affording some privacy. Each loop has a campground host to assist campers and clean sites among other duties. There is satellite reception on some sites, and very weak cell phone service (sometimes) in the park. Within 5 miles is shopping at well-known stores and the quaint town of Brevard, known for their white squirrels, college, music school and downtown shopping. Along U.S. 276 which borders Davidson River and provides a route through the forest to Waynesville: are waterfalls, foot trails, horse rentals, fishing, tube and bike rentals, the North Carolina Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Center. Approximately 10 miles from the campground is the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site. Here are historic buildings built in the late 1800’s where Dr. Carl Schenck, the forester hired by George Vanderbilt to manage his forest, started the first school of modern forestry in the U.S. The modern visitor center provides an interactive display of forest management, and the entrance to the interpretive trails. Because of the amenities of the campground and the surrounding activities this is a “destination” campground for many visitors. There is a 14 day stay limit. Some sites are open year round.
02/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
We were a bit disappointed at the campground in this park. Roads were narrow and winding and had some potholes. But we managed to negotiate to our site with our 36-footer. Luckily we had unhooked our toad at the entrance. It would have been very difficult if we still had our 40-footer! Lots of trees prevented us from getting satellite reception: had wanted to watch the 'gator basketball game. They do have a great group area with pavilions and bunkhouses near the river, and a swinging bridge across the river. This is a real old Florida setting and would be great for tent camping. On site the Santa Fe river goes underground and returns topside over a mile away.
02/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was a good overnight stop and were surprised at how large the campground was. Our site was in a newer area, a pull-through gravel site with grass. Sites are a bit narrow but not bad. We requested an open site for satellite reception, which we got. Good cell phone reception also. Park personnel were very cordial and guided us to our site. We will return here again.
01/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We normally come to this campground every winter for a week or two. Sites are open (no shade) in the larger RV loop, which is good for cooler weather. Great satellite, cell phone and internet access with air card. Very large sites although not much privacy between sites. Quiet and good security provided. Great hiking trails including around the lakes. All types of shopping within 10 miles: groceries, restaurants, etc. Also Disney is within 20 miles.
01/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was the first time we'd visited this campground in several years, and since their major renovation since last year or so. It has great promise! We had a nice site and able to get satellite service and cell phone service. Most, if not all sites have 50 amp service and sewer hookups, added recently. The only drawback is the lack of trees and small brush. Time will bring it all back though. We definitely will be back. Rainbow Springs used to be a private attraction and the outflow is the Rainbow River, a very popular stream for tubing and swimming. What beautiful, clear water!!
11/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you want to visit "old Florida", to see the rustic beauty of the landscape, and the wildlife (birds, 'gators, deer, etc) and privacy of being in the woods, then this campground is a must! As is all of Florida State campgrounds, the access roads are long, taken you off the beaten paths of civilization. This is truly an asset! Enjoy the walking/biking trails and by all means the visit the visitors center and look over the prairie which used to be a lake (with steamboats on it!).
01/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is one of Florida's first State Parks. We have camped here before but over 20 years ago. This park has been improved since then but still retains its rustic beauty. Sites are grassy/dirt but fairly large. Pine, oak and palm trees surround sites. Good access to the very beautiful Hillsborough river and launch facilities are available for canoes and kayaks. Enjoy this natural beauty!! Our site, #3 did have 50 amp service, but maps and internet specified 30amp so info hasn't been updated. Enjoy the trip to the old fort, or just bike or walk around the many miles of trails/roads within the park. Since we were here off season, the swimming pool was out of service. We will definitely come back to enjoy 'the REAL Florida!"
01/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed here several times and at all times with a rally. This time was with a motor home rally (FMCA Chapter). The campground is a great place to stay and is close to everything: supermarkets, a Camping World, Disney, etc. However, our site was okay but very narrow and close to neighbors. We felt that it was a little pricey but would stay here again. Seems that this park is being taken over by "park models" which are "vacation homes. This is the first time we have been here since taken over by Encore. Hate to see parks taken over by big conglomerates. It will be the down fall of many resorts.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We love this park. This was our 3rd visit over several years. Since our last visit 50 amp service has been added to several sites, a very nice new building added, housing the bathrooms, laundry and office. We made a reservation about 2 weeks before arrival and got a 30 amp waterfront site. Great for watching the huge ships coming to and from the Soo locks. Also a great view of watching seaplanes take off and land. Our site was level and very large as is most sites. Do not believe there are any sites with sewer. Very few if any bugs or flies!! We definitely will visit here again and it's a bargain at $27 per night.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice park that accommodated our needs for 3 days. It was very convenient to town and shopping and, access to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Most of the sites are grass with 30 amp electric and water hookups. Recent improvements however added 50 amp service; and our site did have a level asphalt drive. Also Wi-Fi is up and running. Beautiful view of Lake Superior and Grand Island for those close to the water. Good sand beach to walk on but it's narrow, and the swimming area has small pebbles. We did not use or rate bathrooms/showers. We will stay here again.
08/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
Beware! I advise anyone planning on visiting this park to review previous reviewers; they are all basically correct in their analysis. We came in for 1 week. We were told the site we wanted would be $30 per day. When we arrived, we ended up paying $39 per day. Do not believe he gives any discounts, i.e., Escapees. He states "the discount has already been adjusted." Nothing seems to work in this park: the laundry is broken, the free telephone doesn't work, the computer for use doesn't have a keyboard, and Mrs. Fudge is no longer around. The only good thing about this park is the excellent beach on Lake Superior across the road. It is a shame this park isn't maintained. I advise anyone wanting to visit Marquette to go to the excellent tourist park in town. Sorry Ranger for the poor review but indeed you are strange and are dishonest when quoting camp fees. I rate this a 2 and not a 1 because of the beach. NOTE: Campground fees are not on the web page nor even posted at the campground.
08/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stopped for 2 days to tour the Duluth area. This was a good short-stopover for us. We were assigned site 36 with electricity, but found it had no water, so we were offered site 34 with water & electricity which we took. Mistake! Could not level the motorhome and the water was merely a hose lying on the ground from an adjacent site. Also discovered that in heavy rains, this site floods. However, the park was otherwise okay. It was clean and sites were fairly large. Other sites appeared to be level and trees offered some shade. Roads in park were gravel and in fair shape. Would stay again for short period. Cell phone, air card and satellite reception were good.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Can't believe this is not in database. We found this campground in Woodall's, and that's where the stats came from. Very large grassy sites, at least 50' wide and all pull-throughs. Can take largest of rigs. Campground is consists of a rectangular matrix of roads spaced about 300 ft apart. Medium sized trees are planted down the center to isolate campsite from next row. Some seasonal residents. Great cell phone, satellite and air card reception. This is an excellent stopover and only 2 miles off US 2. Our site fee was for W&E, 30 amp service. Full hookups available with 50 amps service.
08/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Camp fee reflects Golden Age discount. We were greeted at the entrance station by about 20 Bison who took their time crossing the road. The Park Service is repairing the road inside the park and it was VERY dusty. Our intent was to stay here one night to tour the north T.R. National Park, which we did. We selected a nice site in Juniper that was level and had some shade from a Cottonwood. Had satellite reception buy no cell phone/air card. (We did have cell phone reception outside the campground). Great scenery inside the campground, and very quiet during day and night. We did not have to have A/C during our stay. Would stay here again.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Price includes taxes. What we liked about this park is its convenience, out-in-the-country setting and the friendliness of the owners. We had a "pull-through" site with full hookups (50 amp) so we could get satellite reception. And yes, cell phone/air card. Out our front window about 100' away we could see the corn field, ready for picked' in a couple of weeks. We did buy 5 lb of freshly harvested potatoes from the owner ($3). Plenty of grass for the dogs as well as us humans. Roads were dirt but because of rains, not dusty. Yes, we'd stay here again and you can't beat the price! Don't think the owners are charging enough.
08/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This was a very convenient park for an overnight stay while our coach was being serviced at Cummins. The park is mostly asphalt with some grass behind sites or, in some cases, between sites. This is important for our dogs! Since the park is downtown scenery is nil. Aesthetics is important to us. The park was very clean, and laundry was good but was hot inside; no fans or A/C. Our site had a parking place next to our motorhome but we had plenty of space. Wal-Mart and other shopping is fairly close. We will stay here again for short stays.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here for 3 nights as it was the closest park to the Beartooth Scenic Byway. The staff was very friendly and informative. This campground has an upper level with pull-through and back-in Water and Electric sites (50 amp service, no shade) and river-side sites with mostly 30 amp service. We elected to stay on the upper level where we could get satellite reception. The campground is well maintained as the owner has put in a lot of sod and gravel. However, we did have difficulty in leveling and had to move from site 6 to site 4. We never could get "real" level" however. The upper sites are very narrow. The lower ones appear to be somewhat larger. The prime sites on the lower level back up to the river. Overall, the park is very attractive because of its location south of town and there are great views in all directions. We will return here again.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Since we were here only overnight we selected a back-in with water and electric only. We parked in a site at the back of park where we had an excellent view of the valleys and mountains in the distance. Problem: we could not level our 35' motorhome. It was low on driver's side and in the back. The pull-through sites looked better but we probably couldn't get satellite reception. The pool was open and being used: looked very nice. This park was easy to find, just off the interstate. We had no highway noise at our site. We will stay here again: in pull-through site.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice campground, with great views of mountains and lake. There are walking trails along lake and marsh area where we saw mama moose and baby resting in marsh. Roads are paved and sites gravel-no dust. Sites are large and we had 50 amp service. The main drawback is that we had were very high winds, making it difficult to sit outside, as it was also cool. If winds died down, we then had problems with mosquitoes. However, we would come here again. There is great fishing in the area and boating on the lake. There is a boat launch at the campground.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Located on the Madison River, this campground is quite close to town for shopping convenience. Great forest scenery with very large, private sites. Numerous big rigs here. We rate this campground high as we prefer electricity only. In spite of trees surrounding the sites, we had good satellite and Verizon air card reception. Cel phone access however, was problematic. Rate quoted is based on Golden Age Passport. Stayed here 4 nights and would definitely stay here again.
07/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Many people have told us about this campground, all very favorable. We made a reservation for 6 nights and asked for a back-in with full hookups. We were NOT disappointed in our stay, in fact, it exceeded our expectations. First, the staff were very friendly,helpful and efficient. We were assigned site #36. As with surrounding sites, our site was plenty large enough for our 36' motorhome and tow. Roads are paved and site aprons are hard-packed gravel bordered by concrete. Our patio was asphalt and the remaining portion of our site was covered with very nice grass, all of which is well maintained. The entrance to our site and most others have small (18') aspens and/or small pines. Trees do not create a problem when entering the site. We had excellent cell phone and satellite reception, although they do have cable. Also, we were given "tickets" to log on their Wi-Fi but we use an "air card" and had good reception for this also. This park is within walking distance of downtown, and only 3 blocks from the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center which we definitely recommend visiting. (It is a non-profit habitat for the animals plus an interpretation center). We rate this resort a "10" based on our needs and will definitely stay here again. The price may seem steep however it is cheaper than several other private campgrounds nearby that offer much less.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was an OK park for the 4 nights we were there. We did not have 50 amp service on our site but did have W&S. The steep access road was VERY dusty and covered the rear of our coach and tow in it--yet NO washing rigs!!! Our site was not on the river but did look across to picturesque mountains across the river. Also, we do not agree with previous reviewers on the site sizes: we had ample room to negotiate around the park. In fact, a 45' Prevost parked across the street while we were there. The campground is quiet (no parties, etc) and many of the rigs along the river belong to people working in Yellowstone NP. We would stay here again for short stays. There is only one other CG in the town. We enjoyed the scenery at and around the park. We also enjoy the small western towns such as Gardiner. Great scenery between Gardiner and Mammoth Hot Springs.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park was VERY busy and getting into the park from the main road may be difficult because of back-ups waiting to register. The staff were very polite, efficient and accommodating. The park is well maintained but overcrowded in the back-in area. However, the "big rig" area was much nicer and all were pull-throughs, but,the next door neighbors sewer hookup was practically under our picnic table. This appeared to be true on all sites. The Buffalo Bill Historic Site and Museum (a MUST TO SEE!) is within walking distance.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our 3rd visit to Buffalo but first at this park. We stopped overnight, on way to Yellowstone. We had best site in campground (others didn't want to unhook toads), had satellite reception, shade and great view. Also, nice grassy site. Hosts were very polite and accommodating. Only complaint is dusty access road covering toad and back of MH. As usual, "no washing of vehicles" permitted. Someday, owners will understand that RVers need to wash their vehicles!! We will stay here again, there is so much to see and do in Buffalo.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is our 4th visit to this park. Why? Very large grassy sites with full hookups, great satellite and cell phone reception and great people including the hosts. Also, it's only 1/4 mile from the highway so it's very quiet and dark at night to stargaze!. Really convenient to the neat town of Custer and only a mile to the west entrance to Custer State Park (a must place to visit). We love the area with its rock formations and drives through the State Park. We will visit here again when out west.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We love Cabella's and this was on our way to Custer. Most sites are pull-thrus with full hookups, 50 amps. Very well maintained campground but most sites in the open so not much privacy. Great place to land a day or two and shop the area, especially at the campgrounds' namesake. Will stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
What a pleasant surprise! We pulled in off the Interstate not knowing what to expect. We were assigned a sight overlooking the lake and day use area, and were close to the bathrooms. Nice beach and swimming area. Lots of shade butunseasonably hot (not the fault of the campground) However, we had good 50 amp service. Only fault we have (not the fault of the campground) is we have to pay 2 park-use fees, one for the motorhome and one for the toad. (campsite was actually $19)This is common in the northern states, which is why we normally don't stay at State Parks. Rationale is both have motors! We definitely will stay here again as an overnighter.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We normally do not stay at KOA's as we feel they are overpriced-hence the 9 rating. However, we checked into this campground for 2 days and eventually re-registered for an additional 2 days. A great campground, close to everything we wanted and very well landscaped and maintained. Nice walkway to the dock leading out on the river. We definitely will stay here again. A nice pert was if we registered for 2 nights we got a free night at another owners' park, which we used in the Wilmington KOA. That park was nice also.
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