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03/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wow, what can I say about Fort Wilderness? We have stayed here 5 years in a row on spring break and it is always always wonderful. The sites are big and shady and although the park is huge, it is quiet and peaceful everywhere. Disney overlooks nothing in the park; the showers and restrooms are so clean you could eat in there, and so is the laundry room. The pool has been remodeled this year and is terrific, more in line with a fancy RV resort like Ft Wilderness. We have returned year after year and will return again to the best RV park we have ever been to.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
A wonderful park, convenient to U of MD where my son was competing in National History Day. The people are amazingly friendly, the park is clean and well-appointed and full of conveniences. The pool is terrific, laundry facilities great and well priced, the restaurant is convenient and homey. Cannot recommend it highly enough, convenient to all DC sites. Only drawback is traffic noise from interstate, goes on all night and all day, impossible to ignore! This is our second stay here in 2 years and will be back if we come back to the DC area.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our second trip to the Gatlinburg area where we stayed for 2 nights. The park is actually a little off the road and that was very nice for the peace and quiet we like when camping. The sites were very close together, which wasn't optimal, and there weren't very many trees. We usually request shady sites. The park wasn't full, so we didn't have someone right next to us, which made it better. The restrooms and showers were excellent, clean and nicely organized. The check-in person the next morning seemed to have no idea that we changed to a spot next to the one we were assigned, and she didn't have a clue who we were or if we had a reservation, completely misspelled our name despite the fact that I spelled it repeatedly for her on the phone. This park is convenient for Gatlinburg sites, convenient for the interstate and quiet. It is clean and has all the amenities we usually need and want in a park and was just fine for a couple days stop.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very nice place to stay overnight. The people were friendly when we called to see if they had a site for us, and very nice when we checked in. It is sandwiched between 2 beautiful fields with rolling hills and lots of cows everywhere. The sites are mostly pull throughs, there is some shade and more room between the sites than most private campgrounds. The restrooms are very nice and super clean with good water pressure, etc. It is very quiet in the campground, very peaceful and the scenery is beautiful. I would have rated it higher except for the fact that while we travel with our 4 sons, I only noticed 1 other group with children. The owners didn't have any restrictions against children but one of the office staff ran our boys out of the pool, closing it while they were still swimming and rudely questioning them about them being in the pool. Luckily it was dinnertime and we were ready to go get them out of the pool, but it was an unpleasant experience. My sons were treated badly when there was no reason for it, they weren't bothering anyone or being unruly or disruptive. I would have to think twice about staying somewhere that my sons are treated badly. The WiFi is completely useless, we never got it working at all on any laptop we owned, and we were only 3 campsites from the office. It should not be advertised if it is never working.
07/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This campground has very convenient access to I-40, just barely off the interstate. That makes for a lot of traffic noise, but it is a very very short detour off your route if you're just staying a night or so. The CG is very cramped, sites are very close together, there are quite a few long term residents in less-than-desirable looking campers/travel trailers. That was a put off. We stayed here 2 nights on our way to DC, we took 1 day to look around Gatlinburg and drive up into the Smokes but I wouldn't stay here any longer. The people were friendly, but it is extremely overpriced for what you get. Wi-Fi was supposedly available, but all we could get was a signal too weak to log in and we were in the 2nd row from the office. Clean enough, friendly enough, fairly well kept, but definitely overpriced and not really convenient to anything but interstate and no restaurants or any stores within 10 miles.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice campground near st. Louis but not too near. It's about 25 miles away, it's in a beautiful town called Eureka. The campground people are very very nice and very very helpful and friendly. We had a great pull through site that was big and roomy and we didn't feel like we were right against someone else. it had a picnic table on the site and lots of shade. It was very near the front of the park which is on a fairly busy highway, with the interstate behind it a little ways, but we didn't have any trouble with the traffic noise. The bathrooms were clean in the mornings, but not so much before checkout time. they were very roomy and nice, but once a day cleaning wasn't enough. The park was pretty full, we got one of the better more expensive sites and was definitely glad we did. Did not use the pool or any other amenities, we used it strictly to do things in St. Louis and be away from the city with the noise and people. The sites are dirt which got on the bottom of everything that we sat outside, including our feet, there wasn't much grass anywhere. There is a problem with train noise, the tracks must be very close, but I only heard the train one time late at night and I wasn't asleep yet. I will definitely stay here again when I'm in St. Louis, although the cemetery behind it can be pretty creepy walking to the bathroom late at night. it was clean for the most part, friendly nice hosts and a good location to see and do things in St. Louis without staying downtown.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
The campground is very pretty, tons of trees and bushes, very natural. The sites are a little close together, but not bad really. There's plenty of room to park your tow vehicle and also a picnic table and fire ring, and we didn't feel like we were right on top of someone. We stayed in site 199 and it's at the very back of the park, uphill. The turns and roads are pretty tight, but we made them fine as did the large motorhome that pulled in in front of us. The people are super friendly and nice and the playgrounds seem well kept. I saw a lot of tenters, some with more than 1 tent per site and more people than seemed good, but for the most part it seems very nice. There is a walkway from the upper part of the park to the Dells, it's very near one of the fun type parks, so that makes it very convenient. I will definitely stay here again, and I really like that we can have a campfire at our site.
07/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
Location is convenient, because MetroLink station is right on property of casino, not very close to RV park, however. The people at the casino do not have anything to do with RV park, they will tell you this, security will tell you this. RV park is nice just for parking and visiting, no amenities whatsoever such as pool, etc. and most sites are just very short parking pads with barely a place for your tow vehicle. When it is parked correctly, your neighbors sewer hookup is under the back of your car. No picnic table, no fire ring, nothing but a pad on one side. Other side looked nicer, sites were bigger, but they did not offer me that after having asked for the best site. People in office are rude, unhelpful and definitely have attitude problems. The casino restaurants are closed at the moment for them to move buildings, so there is nowhere near here to eat. They did not tell us that when we made the reservation or when I called to confirm 2 days before arriving. When I called the RV park desk to ask about where and how to eat, they were rude, unhelpful and hung up on me. I walked over to office to call shuttle and RV desk person yelled at me, got up in my face and told me I had an attitude and that customers were rarely ever right. Would not stay here again, ever, under any circumstances that I can think of!
03/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Okay this is Disney folks, and this is the best campground I've ever been to. The sites aren't too large, but there are rabbits, etc. all over the place even with over 1000 camp sites there. They have every amenity and the shower/bathhouse is like a luxury hotel. It is a big place, and some people rent golf carts for their stay, but bikes will do just as well. It's really beautiful with a ton of landscaping and of course, just a boat or bus ride to any of the Disney parks. We are coming back this spring break, and although it was pretty crowded, the people are friendly and helpful and the food at the restaurant is great! Can't wait to go back soon.
09/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great park, it's right on the White River, has a dock that you can rent boats and fish off of and they have a ton of activities and lectures and things to attend, including a scavenger hunt that my sons did. There's a huge playground, very nice modern shower bathhouse and tons of shade everywhere. You can get sites that are river front but book early, they go fast. A few of the sites are narrow, so choose carefully or ask the park guides for help. They are very friendly and we even saw deer behind the ranger station the night we checked in. Great place, with a new modern tourist center nearby, and Bull Shoals lake is close by for swimming and boating. Can't recommend highly enough.
10/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stay here at least 6-8 times every year because it's only 1 hour away from home. The sites are huge, as usual in a state park, they even have a new loop with all sewer hookups and pull through sites that you can get on the lake. Those get to watch the airplanes take off and land from the airport on the other side of the lake. They did sacrifice a few trees to upgrade this park, but boy, is it worth it! Loop A is the new loop with sewer hookups, B is older but has huge sites and great trees, completely shaded for the most part. The showers, etc., are nice but not fancy, but are always clean. They have a myriad of events and talks at the ranger station to attend, they are very friendly and helpful. We keep on coming back, and the price is definitely right!
07/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
THis is a beautifully maintained park right on the White River. Unfortunately it's also a big parking lot in that there are no trees anywhere near the sites. We had a back row site, not river front, but at one end and it was blistering hot. It says that you can fish right off the bank, but really due to the shrubs and vegetation, you would have to have waders to fish there. The grass is lovely, the sites are well maintained, but the wi-fi never worked once while we were there on a long weekend. I don't know if we were too far away from the main place or what. No playground or anything for kids to do, and no shade to do it in. The owners are super nice, though, and it's nice and quiet.
09/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
THis is a great campground! We have stayed in several in Branson and this is by far the best. The place is nice, the sites are wider and larger, the restrooms are extremely clean and nice and lots of shade which is important in summer. It has playgrounds, pull through sites, nice laundry facilities, etc. And it's a bargain especially if you have a Silver Dollar City annual pass. It's very close to SDC which is where we were going, but not as small as the SDC campground and certainly not as full. We will definitely stay here again.
07/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
This campground was extremely nicely laid out which larger than usual spaces. That said, it's on a very steep hill and some of the sites are nearly impossible to get into from the angles that you have to use. There were several campers that seemed to be there permanently and their sites looked like a junkyard. The first site we were assigned was next to a "permanent camper" who had 4 dogs penned up in his camper during July. The dogs were barking, my younger children were afraid and they had dog fences and other things everywhere. We moved to a better site, but the showers were not clean, barely enough room to turn around in, and literally the size of a box. The location is great, right off the strip, and the people were nice, but we won't stay there again.
03/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground is clean, and very nice. The owners are super and the facilities are impeccably clean and neat and spacious. There isn't much shade, the sites are narrow, but when we were there, there were only a handful of campers. It's far enough away from the strip to be quiet and peaceful but near enough to be a short trip. The playground is great for kids, the pool wasn't open in March, but the weather was warm enough for it. Would stay there again.
03/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground was very nice and the price certainly was right. It's right off the highway, between two industrial-type buildings which seems kind of scary. But it's spacious, clean, seems completely safe and is fairly kid-friendly. It's across the street from the casino which means there are shuttles running all the time which can be kind of dangerous for kids, and there didn't seem to be very many kids, mainly senior citizens in the park. The pool is heated year round which is nice, the sites seemed to be all pull-thrus which is also nice. They were narrow, which is expected, but it was very quiet there especially considering the casino shuttles. The shuttle can take you to the casino to eat or play, also. Would definitely stay there again, $16 can't be beat!
03/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
The park was wonderful and owners were even better. We were extremely late getting there, after 10 p.m. and they could not have been nicer about it. The site was pretty narrow, but we were only there overnight so it didn't matter as much. The restrooms were very clean, although there wasn't any heat and in March it was very chilly in there. We would definitely stay there again, they were most accommodating.
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