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08/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was a decent well kept campground. Nice view of the mountains. We were surprised when we pulled in on a Monday that there were so many RV's still there. Many were ATV users, that in our experience can make for a really noisy, uncomfortable atmosphere. But not here, everyone was respectful and kept the noise and dust to a minimum. Owners are helpful and friendly. The water pressure can be really low though, so you may need to fill your water tank and use your on board water pump for a good shower. I would stay here again.
08/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice park at the south end of town. Great views from the site of the jagged cliffs. The rate we paid was the Passport America rate. We did have to pay in cash, though, to get this rate. Nice place to stay to visit the local trails. The staff was able to recommend a nice close trail for our Jeep that only took a few hours, since we were only in town for one full day. I couldn't get satellite from my site due to the trees, but if I would have been there longer I may have been able to re-position the rig. There is some road noise as the park is right on the main drag. I would stay here again.
08/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a nice campground, but it is pricey. I was surprised to find as many cabins on site as there is. The space map of the resort would have you believe that they have a great deal of RV sites, but is not the case. We used the workout room which was reasonably well stocked and clean. I didn't use the pool area, though, due to the distance from our site, and not an easy access to gain entry. The trash bins are quite a hike as well, and we only saw one in the area of the park that we were in. Since these are owner leased sites, ours, even though was $100 a night, still contained the owner's Jeep, and all the amenities were covered with tarps preventing their use, like the picnic table, fire pit, and fountain. So for the money we got a place to park and cement to put chairs out on. Not a good value at all. Next time I am in town I will try another campground.
08/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice state park. I do agree with the last poster that the signage could be better inside the park. We stayed in site 15, which was level and easy to get in and out of. The one issue that could be better was the lack of pet areas to walk your dog. There are several gravel trails around the park, but even the ones that lead directly to a camping loop are off limits to dogs, so you are left walking them on the roadway. And one other note if you have a pet, the Air Force Academy which is near by plays Reveille and fires off a cannon each night at dusk. Not real loud, but it may spook the more sensitive pets (like mine). Still a very nice place overall, and I would stay here again.
08/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
I have stayed in a lot of KOAs and most look very similar in appearance. While this one didn't look a lot different than the rest, the biggest difference I noted was the way the campground was maintained. The roads and sites were gravel, but no pot holes or washout areas were present. The grass between the sites was cut neatly and not full of weeds, and the roads while not overly wide were plenty big to maneuver my 37' class A and towed vehicle to my pull-through site. I didn't have time to use the pool on this stop, but it looked well kept and clean. The office staff, two young girls, were professional, helpful and very efficient. I personally can't give a campground a 10 rating unless the sites are paved and there is a patio available, but this KOA is one of the nicest ones I have been in. I would happily stay here again.
06/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here just to tour the caverns, which we did and thoroughly enjoyed them. The camping area is minimal at best. Just gravel and dirt. Utilities were acceptable. The store and sandwich counter is interesting. One night was plenty to see the caverns and grab dinner in the small town of Sonora. It's worth the stop off of the freeway.
06/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
I was not overly impressed with this park. It wasn't bad, it just was nothing special. We also had the worst site in the park, site #9. It is at the end of a row, which is usually better. However site 9 is flipped and puts you face to face with your neighbor. The site is also pie shaped, so our entry door was about 4' from the giant race trailer in the next spot. We were pretty happy when we came home the 2nd day of our stay to find that the trailer had left. So what showed up later that afternoon? Yep, another giant race trailer. In spite of several other empty sites, the office saw fit to put it next to us. We won't stay here again.
06/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is decent little park. The sites are a little close together, and really not much of view as you are quite away from the water. Especially if you are on the bay side. The patio is nice, but a bit on the small side. The pool is nice, and is a "walk in" type. That is where there is no raised edge on the side, allowing you to pull lounge chairs into the shallows and sit partially in the water. A nice touch to keep cool. There is a swim up bar, bring your own drinks. They had an exercise room, but it was stacked with boxes and the equipment was broken. The owner said it would be fixed in the future. I would look at other parks in the future to be a little closer to the beach.
06/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
We arrived on a Sunday and the kids and traffic in the park was thick. By Monday it had thinned out pretty well. All cement pads and patios are nice. One big issue for us was that the grass had not been cut in a long time. All of the grass was 6" to 12" tall everywhere in the park. When we left on Wednesday they were just starting trim the edges. They also had advertised a workout room, but it had recently flooded and was not in service. The swim up bar was nice, but they would sell much more if they would expand their selection a bit. I would stay here again.
05/2014
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is an "OK" state park, but not great. The 50 amp service at my site didn't work, so I needed to use a 30 amp adapter to get power in the rig. They do have concrete slabs, but they are seriously short, like 20' long. Unless you have a tiny rig, half will hang off. The area had received rain before we arrived, and rained during our stay so the site and all the roads were muddy. Then along with the mud and rain were the biting insects. The best part about the park was the price. I won't stay here again.
05/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here over Memorial Weekend. The site was nice, but pricey. Our premium pull-in site was cement brick pavers, as well as the road in front. Each site had a metal table with umbrella and 4 metal chairs. It also came with a propane bar-b-que which I did use one night. The lake in the center was nice, but the fountains in the center were turned off way too early, like 6 PM. They did advertise a exercise room, which we used one morning. However the AC was never turned on and it was 85 degrees and humid at 8 AM. The AC was never turned on all weekend. An advertised amenity is not an amenity if you can't use it. I might stay here again.
05/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nice campground with friendly hosts. A lot of the park is heavily treed, which is nice to look at, but a bit of an issue at this time of year (bugs). Some of the sites are too overgrown to get in. Upon arrival I wasn't able to fit into the site that I was assigned due to tree limbs. The funny thing was that there is a whole new section of sites in the back that have minimal trees. We were never offered a site in that area, #200 numbered sites. If I did stay here again, I would request a site in the new section.
05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
The listed daily rate was for a special rate of stay 5 days and get two days free. This is a very nice park with lots of activities on site; although, some are only on weekends. We had a site on the canal, and one day rented a pontoon boat from the marina. A two hour rental was $110. The biggest draw back to this park is it's location. It is a long way from everything, so be sure to stock up with everything you need before you get here. There is a store on site with some staples, but for any more than a day or two you will need to pack it in with you. I would stay here again.
05/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
The rate is a 3 day average including tax. It is for a beach front site on a Friday through Monday. It is pretty pricey, for not a lot of amenities. Dirt/sand pads and concrete patios. When we first arrived, our site had not been prepared. There were two huge divots where the previous rig has scrubbed their tires back and forth and made huge holes. Then our first site was #57. This site is next to a walkway which has a water hose next to the walkway for use by beach users to rinse off. Except that the water all drains into your RV site turning it into a muddy mess. I would avoid site 57. We asked for and were moved to a different site, as the place was pretty empty while we were there. As a result of our first site being unsatisfactory, the manager offered us a free day. That brought the price down a bit for the 4 day stay, but it is still pretty steep for what you get. I moved to a very exclusive park in central Florida a few hours away and paid half the price for a 5 star resort. I would probably look for a different RV park if I was in the area again.
05/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was a decent KOA and similar to most other KOA campgrounds. There is paved interior roads, which is a plus over most other KOAs. They were also adding gravel to the sites while we were there. It was nice to see them keeping up maintenance on the sites. However, there was a few negatives for me. As is common is several older parks, the earth around the sewer connection has eroded away leaving the sewer connection sticking pretty high up in the air, like 12 inches. We had also requested a site that we would be able to use our roof mounted satellite. Even though the desk clerk read off that request on the computer when we checked in, we were still taken to a site that was obscured by a huge tree. The interior roads are pretty tight as well, and maneuvering your rig in an out of a site takes great care. My 37' rig fit snugly in the spot, and the neighbor pulling out to the left was within inches of my rig while they were exiting their space. I may look around at other parks if I am in the area again.
03/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
The service we received here was top notch, but more needs to be said about the campground. Most of the full hook up sites are on the dirt, save the sites at the end of the runway. 80-86 I believe. They are back ins and the rig sits on the old asphalt of the runway. Dust is an issue there though, as you are next to the employee parking lot. At 3:30 and 4:30 after work a heard of employees take off in their cars, some pretty fast. A cloud of dust hangs in the air. There was a Tornado warning while we were there. The tornado shelter is in the customer lounge. Not a lot of shelter there, but better than hiding out in the RV. If you are in the first year of ownership and still under factory warranty, your campground fees are waived.
03/2014
rating [ 4/10 ]
This KOA was overpriced for what they had to offer. The sites are sparse dirt/gravel and narrow. We barely fit between the trees on our site. Road and train noise was present but not bad. Curiously there was a row of concrete pad sites with concrete patios right behind us, but we were not offered one. Much of the park was in rough shape, and really needed some TLC. While it worked for an overnight stay, I probably wouldn't stay here again.
03/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was a decent KOA, and it was priced fairly. The pool was not open due to the time of year, but the rest of the facility was in good shape. There was no enclosed dog run, but there was a lake nearby that you could walk the dog to, and be off leash if no one was around. The sites were dirt, but there was some grass between sites. I would stay here again.
03/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
Decent overnight park. The sites at the front of the park are for daily stays. The sites in the back are long term or permanent. Sites are gravel and parking pads are hard packed. Easy to pull in and not have to unhook the tow car. A limo from the popular steak house up the road will come and pick you up at your RV for free if you desire to eat there. I would stay here again.
03/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a typical KOA. Long pull-through sites that are good for overnight stops. The desert landscape views are nice. The office staff will deliver meals to your RV if you don't feel like cooking. There is a bit of road noise, but it wasn't excessive. It is a little pricey for the amenities, but such is the case with KOA. Staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.
03/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our first time at this state park. It is a nice park with asphalt sites, with good space between RV's. Nice mountain views, and don't miss the chance to walk outside at night and check out the city lights in the distance. Water and power worked good, with a dump station available. Lots of other activities available like hiking trails, mountain bike trails, and even horse back riding. Nice park, I will stay here again.
03/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our first time here, and I really liked it. The front row sites are new, with large concrete parking pads wide enough for good size patio area. Around that is small size gravel that is in good shape. The row directly behind are permanent double wide trailers, but most are in good shape. The next tier in back of that is being remodeled to be like the front row. The sites are large, and the views are awesome. No shade or greenery on the front row, but that's not a big surprise in Nevada on the lake. I would stay here again.
02/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a decent State Beach with good vistas, but it is a bit pricey for what you get. The sharp "S" turn to get into the check in kiosk is tricky. If you are not paying close attention you can rip the roof off the kiosk with your rig. We went through with a 36' RV and just barely made the turns. It is also dry camping with a dump station so bring water with you. The dump station is a little tight as well, but doable. For the price I would probably stay at a different beach campground next time.
12/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
I have not stayed at this park in about 5 years. The rate reflects a weekend bay front site. In my opinion it is the only sites that are worth staying in. All of the sites at this park are extremely small. Getting the slides open can be a tricky deal as the sites have chain link fences between them with shrubs on them. The patio's are concrete, but the pads are decomposed granite and dirt. It rained the night before we arrived so the pads were a bit muddy. A new 3' fence has been added to the front of the bay front sites which improved the private space quite a bit. The sewer hook ups on the sites are poorly designed causing the sewer hose to be more than a foot off of the ground. The only reason to come here is the location, and the proximity to the bay area shops. We came for the boat show which was nice, but left for more accommodating park the next day. This continues to be one of the most expensive parks in the country. I don't mind paying for paradise, but the amenities here just don't measure up. I may stay here again, just not for any length of time.
10/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
An excellent campground. We stayed here about 4 years ago, and they have continued to build and add sections to the park. We stayed in the "Adult" section, which is in the back of the park and farthest from the road noise. Very well kept grounds and maintained facilities. I will stay here again.
10/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Excellent park. I stayed here a few years ago and it was just as nice then. Things were a little mushy as it rained heavy a few days, but dried out pretty well. Nice patio's and facilities. We used the work out room a few days and it was well kept and clean. I would stay here again.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice campground with well manicured lawns. The RV dealer next door is convenient if you need service. I believe that it is owned by the same people that own the RV park. Unfortunately, we were greeted by the neighborhood Pit Bull dog. Not mean, but scared my dog. When we talked to the office staff, she was sympathetic but said that the town does not have a leash law. She has talked to the owner of the dog, but it hasn't made a difference. I would stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a decent KOA, but it is little and the spaces are close together. We stayed in a premium site, which meant the pad was cement, but the little access drive from the paved road to the cement pad was gravel and dirt. I stayed in a site behind the office, which puts you very close to the I-40, so freeway noise is loud and constant. The staff do a good job on maintenance, but it is still over priced for what you get. However, I went and looked at another park which is next to the river. It is just a dirt lot with hookups, so comparatively this KOA was paradise.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
The lofty ratings for this park are a little baffling. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The facilities are a bit rough though. The sites are narrow and staggered, but they have to be to fit them in a small area. Parking a tow vehicle or a toad can be tricky to keep from blocking the road. The site was cement but the roads are large sparse gravel which is difficult to walk on. Most of the park is long term residents with few spaces available for overnight guests. Our site had a 4' wide strip added to the parking pad as a patio. The road through the park was on the other side of the 4' strip. The new owners are making an effort to revive this park, but it has a way to go. And for my money, it was not a 9 or a 10. I would not stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
I found this park to be just barley acceptable. The staff was nice, but the roads and parking pads were dusty gravel. There were patio's at the sites, but the grass was long and weedy. There was stagnant standing water and lots of mosquitoes. Also, the nearby freeway makes for constant loud traffic noise all night long. I would not stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very nice park with a few drawbacks. Some of the sites, depending where you are can be very un-level. The spaces were paved into the natural terrain, so they may slope in any direction. The parking pads are paved but there are no patio's. Our site was an end site so there was a lot of room, but due to the lack of a patio the area you stepped out on was dirt, or mud when it rained. Also, the lack of sewer was a bit of a pain since we were there for 5 days. There is a pump service that will come to the park an pump out your tanks, but at $35 dollars it was a bit pricey. I would stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our last visit to this park was in 2008, and it hasn't changed much. The park is well kept, but the sites are pretty narrow. The grass and trees are mature and well maintained. There is a public road that splits the campground, but during this visit we saw no regular traffic like the first visit. Probably one of the biggest detractors for us was the constant road noise. You are very close to town here though which is very convenient for sightseeing. I would stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great park and site #23 is one of the best. You are on the lake, and right next to the beach swimming area. The entry roads are narrow, and our 37' fifth wheel was tight getting in. The reason this is not a 10 is the lack of sewer at the site, and some problems we had with the electric. Leg #1 on the 50 amp service was low, about 106 volts. It would occasionally drop out when we were running both AC units. Our surge guard would cut service to protect the rig. This is still a great COE park. I would stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
The lofty reviews of this park are a little puzzling. It's not a bad park, it's just not a great one. The roads are more dirt than gravel, there are no amenities to speak of like a pool or hot tub, and the neighborhood it's in is pretty rough. You are right on the Mississippi, but the bugs keep you on the run and the noises from the barges on the river at night are always present. The pads are concrete, and there is tons of grass. Lots of standing water in seepage ponds breed pests though. I probably wouldn't stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is really a great park. All the previous comments are accurate. We were in site #49, which is a great site. It is on the end of the row, one row back from the river. The river sites are really difficult to get satellite because of the big trees on the edge of the water. The only negative I have about the park was the length of the grass. Maybe the maintenance workers were short staffed, but the grass at my site was about a foot tall. After a few days there, worker on a riding lawnmower did zip through, but only did a fair job. It is still a great park, and I would stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a new very nice state park with large sites, tons of grass and trees, and new roads. The pool and visitor center is top notch. Unfortunately, the humidity while we were there made being outside difficult. Finally a rain storm came through making the weather a bit more bearable. The negative on the RV sites was the pathetically low water pressure. For being a newly built park, there is no excuse for that. We rented a pontoon boat one day and went out on the lake. We rented an 18' pontoon for about $168 for four hours. We easily toured the whole lake twice in 2 and a half. There is no water contact permitted on the lake, so swimming is prohibited. The lake is open to fishing. They have full day rentals, but I am glad that I didn't waste the money. There is not a lot to see on the lake as the trees are thick, and the the surrounding terrain slopes up from the lake. This wasn't a bad park, but I would probably stay somewhere else if I was in the area again.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an exceptionally nice RV park. The only reason that it is not a 10 is because of road noise. It is not overwhelming, just always present. Our site, P-1 was right up front by the twin fountains, but we had an end site with a great grass area. The sites in the center of the park are all paved, but the sites on the perimeter are gravel, which I believe are seasonal or long term residents. The list of people waiting to become long term residents is over 25 people long! Very well maintained and well appointed. I would definitely stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park has been called the "mini Grand Canyon". I think that is a bit overstated. It's not a bad park, it's just a bit over hyped. The sites are listed as paved, but they are more of a asphalt and loose gravel surface, and just barley wide enough for the rig. When we were there the insects and flies were off the charts. Between the heat and the flies, sitting outside at any time of day was difficult. There was supposed to be no internet available in this part of the park due to location and natural obstructions. Reportedly the far end of the park was able to get signal if your carrier was AT&T. We were able to get a weak signal from our Verizon air card, outside mounted and antenna, and power booster. It was slow, about dial up speed, but it did work. We wound up leaving a day early just to get away from the bugs. If in the area again, I would look for a different place to stay.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice park and well maintained. The premium sites (end sites) are best. The patios at the sites are a nice touch. The dog run is a large and taken care of. I visited the hot tub and pool, both were clean and new. I would stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was a decent park, but not worthy of a 10 in my book. We paid more for a 50 amp site, but it was really hot so we needed the 50 amp to run both AC units. One negative was the the water pressure was really low. It measured just #20 on the gauge and was not enough to have a decent shower in the rig. We wound up filling the water tank and using our on board water pump. It's not clear at first, but the check in for the RV park is inside the gas station. There is a large dirt lot on the side that you park the rig and go inside. The check in was a little slow as the check in guy was also running the counter at the gas station side. Another curious point, the park has gates that you must be buzzed through to get in, and there are gates that lock at night. The curious point is that the park is in the middle of nowhere and stray people wandering through is highly doubtful. I would stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed on the peninsula and it was almost completely empty. The sites were just sandy dirt, but surprisingly even being that close to the water, there was sewer hook ups. Other than being full hook up, the sites are plain and close together. Each group of sites is arranged in a Cul-de-sac fashion with 4 or 5 sites in a bunch. Each group of sites has a sandy beach that separates one group of sites from the next. The weather in summer was super hot, about 110 degrees during the day. We checked out the restaurant and bar area. We had a few drinks at the bar, but it was so hot, we didn't stay long. Not the resorts fault, but they should have at least installed fans to keep the air moving. It's not like they are not aware it gets hot there! The poor bar maid was sweating bullets. When we checked in, by not making a reservation we saved the $10 registration fee. And they did honor the 10% Good Sam discount. I may stay here again, just not this time of year, it was just too hot.
06/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
You can't get much closer to the ocean than this campground. I used to like this place much better, but things have "slipped" here. For instance the rules that they have posted are not enforced by anyone. Park employees do not patrol, and law enforcement is scarce. This has allowed homeless to frequent the park. One individual drove in after hours, slept in his car, defecated next to the car, and drove off and left it (restrooms are NOT available at this location). The site numbers on the pavement are nearly completely worn off, and the sites could use a little regrading. The state is clearly putting no money into this park. I won't stay here again, for the price I will pick a different beach location.
06/2013
rating [ 3/10 ]
We stayed here about 15 years ago in a tent. Not much has changed since we were here last. For us, the negatives outweighed the positives. We stayed in a beach site that had a great view, but the pad was all soft sand that made getting the rig level and stable a real challenge. The wind was punishing, and according to the ranger, was pretty normal most of the year. Several campers left after one day do to the wind and blowing sand. This is also a black hole as far as cell signal is concerned. The only communication available are 2 pay phones by the check in station. The views are nice, but add in the lengthy drive to this park, and the negatives, I won't stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great beach campground, although a bit pricey. Some sites are more level than others, and our site, #11 was level, but way over grown with shrubs. I trimmed some back a bit to get the slides out on the rig. I will stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is one of our favorite state beaches, primarily due to the ocean views. The ocean side sites are much more desirable than the sites that back up to the road. Navigating the narrow roads can be challenging, so drive slow through the campground due to many children running around. It really could use the sewer dumps relocated to a not so congested area, but that would be difficult. I will stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice campground in the woods. Leveling the rig was a little tough due to the angle on the pad, but it's doable. Thirty amp electric, but the water pressure is a bit low. Site #44 is a good long site. I would stay here again.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent park, but we found the sites pretty narrow. We were in a paved site that had grass at the site, but because the paved area was narrow, you stepped out of the rig into the grass. The grass was also being worn away because of it. We looked at moving to a gravel site, but the ones that were larger were not available. The bonus was that the site we were at was close to the office, so the WiFi worked well. I would stay here again, just maybe in a different site.
05/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park is on the low end for a KOA, and over priced for what you get. The roads are very narrow as are the sites. We stayed in the upper campground which was better for views, but the sites are tiny. The brush between the sites could use a good trimming, and with sites built on a slope there is often a berm of dirt to navigate to walk around the site. The roads and sites are large gravel which can be difficult to walk on. If it's not gravel it's fine powder like dust that fills the air at every little breeze. The staff was quirky, but the work campers were very friendly. If I came back, I would stay at the park in town, closer to Bryce.
05/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
The best part about this park for us was the views. But past that there was not much special for it. The sites and the roads were dirt and gravel, but mostly dirt. So with every little breeze or car going by to quickly it would put a cloud of dust in the air. The site was also quite challenging to get level on, so bring lots of blocks. There is a small pool, but no hot tub. If I am back in the area again I would look at other options.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very nice State park. There are is some road and train noise. The $28 nightly fee doesn't include a $7 a day State fee. The site was paved but the patio was gravel. The water pressure was a little on the low side, about #25 at the rig. I would stay here again.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We reserved one of the full hook up sites, and had no problem getting our 36' fifth wheel into the site. Even though the Reserve America site indicated that the length limit was only 30'. Our pull through site was 80' long, although it was curved with the hookups in the middle. My one real criticism of the park is that the water pressure is extremely low. We could only manage about #20 on the water pressure gauge. For a decent shower you may want to fill your water tank and use your on board water pump. I would stay here again.
05/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is called a "Resort" and has some real potential, but unfortunately falls far short. We stayed in the top camping area which is adjacent to the freeway. A sound wall would greatly benefit this park. The lower section, closest to the water, is actually a more desirable area. The lower pads are all dirt, and only a portion have sewer. The host, a very young kid, maybe 20, is rarely present. So much so that several people drove in and right back out again. The pool and spa were filled, just not in working condition. This is a good location for being close to the sites in Park City, just don't expect too much.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice KOA, but pretty much like other KOA's. Nice well kept grass between the sites, but the sites and roads are all gravel. It would also be nice if the sites had room for a small patio so put patio chairs on. The pool and spa are nice, but little small. They were having a stay 2 nights and get 1 night free promotion. A nice place to stay, I would stay here again.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
I have stayed here several times, and things have not changed much. The facilities are nice, but showing their age. They need to put some money back into the place to spruce it up some. I stayed in a premium site that backed up to the pool. Nice view, until the gardener started work at 6:30 AM. And due to its 24 hour check in policy, we got a new neighbor at 3 AM. It's still probably the nicest place to stay in Vegas.
01/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a wonderful California State beach campground. We have stayed in campgrounds across the country, and California Beaches are among the most beautiful. They are also among the most popular, hence the need for reservations! If you show up without a reservation, you take your chances. The sites are asphalt with grass between them, and the full hook up sites are great. The beach is close and the crashing waves are awesome. Cell signal is sketchy in the campground due to the tall cliffs behind the campground. Our Verizon air card worked well, but I had to go up to the parking lot for reliable phone signal. I will stay here again.
02/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our first stay at this park and I was impressed by how clean and well maintained it was. Very long sites with grass between them. A nice view of Mt. Rubidoux from the campground, and you can hike up the mountain for great exercise. A little patio at the site would have made it perfect. I will stay here again.
02/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed in a full hookup site which is one row back from the beach sites that are dry camping. The sites are fairly close together, but doable. Pets are allowed on the beach on leash, which is a nice perk. Pulling in and out of your site can be a bit dicey due to the narrow roads and other campers trying to fit their cars in front of their rigs. There is open day use parking in the campground, so lock up your stuff if away from your rig or at night. I would stay here again.
02/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a wonderful State Park campground. A beautiful view of the ocean from every site, an asphalt pad to park on, and electric and water available in the hook up spots. There is a dump station on site. The sites at the south end of the park are on more of a slope, so bring blocks for leveling. The park is terraced in rows. The upper rows are hook ups and the lower rows are dry camp. The 38' vehicle length limit is enforced. Even though the sites are back in, the rangers don't mind if you head your motor home in to get the view of the ocean from your front window. Since the sites are just electric and water, it is easy to run the utilities under your rig to the hook up pedestal. I will stay here again.
03/2013
rating [ 3/10 ]
We have stayed at this park about a year ago, but conditions have deteriorated since we were last here. The freeway noise has increased, and now there is a major sewer pipe replacement going on in the park. Huge trucks and tractors operating within feet of your RV, stirring up dust and tearing up all the interior roads. A fact that the desk failed to mention when we called for a reservation. The sites are still decent size, but the loud day and night freeway noise is a huge negative. And the water pressure is still pathetic. We can't wait to leave. I won't stay here again.
01/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was a decent park, but the previous ratings were a little lofty for the amenities we found. This was a good park for an over night stay, but not much of a destination park. Lots of long time residents, but the sites are reasonably neat. There is minimal road noise from the 58, but not too bad. Out site was paved, but most of the long term sites were dirt. I would stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
In over 200 reviews I have rated very few a "10", but this park earned it. Well laid out, large sites with concrete pads and patio area, and the landscaping around the park is well thought out and beautifully maintained. This looks nothing like the KOA it used to be. All the roads are new pavement, and the facilities are top notch. The only negative I could think of is that the water pressure in the park is low. The pressure gauge on the rig usually remained between 30-40 pounds. A bit light for a decent shower. There is a huge property next door that is the home of the Sister's rodeo once a year. There is a gate to the property where you are allowed to run you pets off leash on the rodeo grounds parking area. This was a great park, and I will return.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We actually stayed here by accident. We were trying to stay at the fairgrounds a few miles up the road, but it had been taken over as a fire camp for fire fighters. This is an awesome state park. The biggest flaw was the angle of the sites to the road. The sites are at a 90 degree angle to the road. Since the road is not very wide, making the turn into the sites can be a bit challenging for longer rigs. I have a 35' motorhome and had to pull back and forth to get into the site. But once you are in, it is way worth it. The pads are all paved, and many are quite long. There are no patio's but the sites are surrounded with lots of grass. There is no sewer at the sites, but there is a dump station. I would stay there again.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very nice park with wide roads easy to navigate. A little more grass between the sites would be nice. The gravel parking pads are about 8' wider than need be, and the grass strips are about 4' wide. A very well maintained park though. Lots of room to ride bikes, and the hot tub was a hit. The road construction out in front of the park is a bit of a hassle, but it will end eventually. Maybe in the next few months. I would stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park has everything that the web site says it has, and is in great condition. The problem is that what is not listed on the web site. The location is right next to an off ramp for Highway 12. The off ramp is elevated, and every truck that comes down the ramp is leaning on its Jake Brake. Then at the corner, the trucks idle waiting for the light to turn, and then accelerate down the road in front of the park. The only sound barrier is a thin row of bushes. And then there was the smell of a nearby paper plant that hung in the air. The two small dog yards for the pets to use are really kind of a waste. Other than that, you must walk the pets around the small park. I was going to stay for a week at this location, but left after one day. I didn't even care that I got charged for an extra day. The park amenities are fine, just know the whole picture that you are getting before coming here. I won't stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed a week here, and the rate reflects a stay of 6 nights and get one night free rate. A very nice park, close to the many wineries in the area. The pool and hot tub are nice, and the landscaping is well taken care of. One item of note, if you want a site with a cement patio, you must opt for a back in site. The pull through sites have a grass area next to the gravel parking pads, but do not have patios. There is also a Horn Rapids housing development across the street that was a great location for riding a bicycle. I would stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent park right on the banks of the Columbia. The sites are all gravel but there is a large grassy area in front of the coach parking area. No pets are allowed on that grass area. However, there is a 3 acre grass area on the banks of the river that pets are allowed. And if you walk along the bank of the river past the park property, you can take the pet off leash to run along the river. The roads are paved and there is ample turning room to get into the site. The owner is a little bitter about Good Sam rates, and that discount may be going away. I would stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent park, right on Highway 101, so there is some road noise. It did quiet down a lot at night. Some sites are tight, and some are not. We chose a gravel back in site that was huge. We wanted to get satellite signal, and the site was away from some of the big trees. There was a kind of annoying fountain in the pond that ran all night that I could have lived without. The dog yard was nice, but other than that, there is no place to exercise the pets outside of the park. Easy driving distance to Olympic National Park. I would stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was a nice well maintained park. The paved parking sites are long and narrow, but the site itself had good outside space. Right across the street is Deception State Park, a great place to walk pets. I didn't find the occasional plane flying over to be an issue. The satellite and Verizon air card worked well here. I would stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This may have been the nicest RV park I have stayed in since I started the Canada/Alaska adventure. It is well kept with a strict attention to detail. The owner lives on site in a nice house, and this park is like his well kept back yard. The previous poster was right about the tiered pricing. I didn't need the WiFi or cable, or 50 amp, so I paid less. Good space between the sites. I would stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is OK for a short term stay. The pull in motor home spaces are a bit odd. There are several sites all clumped together, and they all look at each other. No cell or satellite signal of any kind. And kind of weird, this was the only RV park in 15 years of RV'ing that didn't want to let me wash the bugs off of the front window. And I mean 300 miles of bugs. I explained that I only use warm water and no chemicals of any kind. I got some lame excuse about the ecologists say it's not good for the environment. What? So what happens when it rains, like it does every other day? She couldn't answer. I washed them anyway. I would look for someplace else to stay if I came to the area again.
08/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
The lofty ratings for this park are kind of surprise. The best I can say about this park is that the sites were fairly wide. And that it is located at the junction of the Cassiar highway. The road in and out of the park is pot holed like a mine field. The WiFi only works if you are standing next to the office. Mosquito's were thick, so spending time outside was not an option. It's supposed to be better than the other places in Watson Lake, but I didn't see why. I wouldn't stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
I don't understand the low reviews this park has gotten. I saw no issues with the sites or the surroundings. The trees and greenery are bigger than in most places we have stayed in Alaska. We are not on the water but I can see the boats in the marina from my front window. It is a short walk to the dock where the cruise ships pull in and the trains load and unload. The downtown is also a short walk and the whole town is set up for tourism. The downsides of the park for me were the lack TV or cable, and no sewer at the sites. The owner is working on getting WiFi but the local providers are making it very expensive for him to afford. Our Verizon air card worked well here though. We could not get satellite due to the huge mountain next to the campground, but it is nice to look at. There are parks and green spaces nearby to walk pets, and several places in town supply pet waste bags for the general population. Our site was a decent size allowing us to sit outside and even had room to work out. I would stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
First let me say that the other posts are correct about the views. They really are nice, and the park is well cared for. But that is not the whole picture. The electric is only 15 amp, and is supplied by a generator. The park may also shut down power completely for 4-5 hours a day. The voltage dropped a few times a day, causing everything in the rig to reset when the Surge Guard tripped out. There is no cell service, and the only internet is if you stand on the deck outside the office, and is still a bit weak. Sacking out your own trash is a pain for more than one night, and if you have a pet, there is no place to discard pet waste. Since there were several bear sightings in the park, trash and pet waste must stay inside your rig. The dump station is difficult to access in a large rig. It is on the way out and you must pull to the extreme right side of the road in a slight curve next to some bushes. And flushing is not permitted at the dump station. The location is very scenic, but in the overall sense is lacking in many areas.
07/2012
rating [ 3/10 ]
We had to pay $2 extra for using a credit card. The sites were pretty soft, and also not too level. I needed to block the passenger side in order to get level. No internet at sites, and no cell service at all. There is a rickety narrow bridge that takes you over a stream to get down to the RV sites. Don't look too hard at it, as some of the planks are caving in and you may change your mind about driving on it. Stay here if you must, but it's not much.
07/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
Still only OK for an over nighter. The sites are flat dirt, but there is decent space between them. Some sites are right on the rivers edge but are electric only. You can walk down to the rivers by a side road in the park. The owner is chatty, but a nice guy. We had to pay cash as his system was down for credit or debit cards. I would stay here again if need be.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is one of the few parks that we have stayed in while touring Alaska that we would have liked to extend our stay. But we got forced out by 2 incoming caravans. The most popular sites back up to the bay and the ships come and go all day long. You are allowed to head in a motor home if you desire, but your hookups will be on the opposite side. We didn't have any issues with electric during our stay. The town is close by to walk to and there are lots of places to walk pets. We did however see several local owned dogs off leash. I would stay here again.
07/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
An easy right off the highway park, but noise is not an issue. We took the short walk to the glacier overlook, which was nice. We didn't eat in the cafe, but a lot of folks did. We paid $2 more for 50 amp service so we could easily do some laundry in the coach. The views were nice and the staff friendly. I would stay here again.
07/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
We arrived in the pouring rain and were able to get an electric site. We were one tier up from the water, but the sites up there drained much better. Many of the waterfront sites were swamped. Many of the campers had left so the place was not full at all. Being on the water was nice, but there is not a lot going on in town, and unless you fish, there is even less. We stayed 2 nights.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
The views in this park are really the strong point for staying here. The sites can be very tight, and are dirt and gravel. If the weather goes bad, the park looses some of the luster. Very popular site on the weekends, especially with the local fishermen. Beach sites sell out quickly. Some road noise as the Spit you are on is not very wide. A 20' sewer hose may be required to reach the sewer connection. Many of the sites are set up for Motor home pull in's. If you back a trailer into the site your hookups may be on the wrong side. That didn't stop folks though, several trailers were there when we were. The little town south of the park has lots of tourist stuff to see and do. I would stay here again.
07/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here because we needed to restock supplies before heading to Homer. And this was one of the best rated parks in the area, although I'm not sure why. The sites are extremely tight, and short. Our 35' coach barely fit into the spot we had up against the fence. The spot next to us was given to a 45' rig that had to park diagonally and stuck out in the street 5'. The neighborhood is a bit run down, and our site looked out on a old mobile home park that had activity going all night long. Not a lot of places to walk pets. Sadly, the other parks in the area are not rated as well as this one.
07/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very tight sites here. Many Caravans use this as a stopping point, so it sells out in the peak season. Good location to visit Denali Park if you don't want to dry camp inside the park. There is a nice walking trail for pets that goes quite a ways through the brush and trees. Interesting though, the campground's location must be in a funnel for wind. Both nights we were there the wind howled all night long. So much that I had to bring in my bedroom slide just to be able to sleep. Leaving the park and driving a few miles down the road and there was no wind at all. I may try dry camping inside the park next time.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was a decent park, though very similar in configuration to those common in Alaska. The roads and sites are gravel and dirt. There is a nice paved river walk. The sites closest to the river are better for both view and space. The end sites are called "premium sites" and are a few dollars more. The first site in back of the premium sites are better though. You don't have road traffic and the view is nearly as good. The on site restaurant "Chena" is not cheap, but had excellent food and service. Our Verizon air card worked well here. I would stay here again.
07/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a decent park. The sites are a bit narrow but we had no problem pulling in. A row of trees separate most sites. Roads and sites are gravel. Verizon air card worked well here. I was also able to get Direct from my roof top dish. The price paid reflects a 50 amp full hook up site. There is a meeting room on site and a decent size laundry, even though we did not use it. The drive to Chicken is 77 miles from the park. I would stay here again.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice park in a scenic location. The biggest negative about this park though is the generator that has to run all day and night to supply power to all of the facilities. Then in the morning they will switch from a smaller generator to a larger one, which will cause your power to drop out and restart everything in your rig. The owners are friendly and accommodating. There is a nightly communal fire pit and Bob the owner has a never ending string of stories and information about the area. The helicopter that works out of the park was not a distraction, but an interesting side show. I would stay here again.
07/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
This isn't a great park, but it's not bad. It's true that the sites on the lower level are very tightly spaced. It's also where all the caravans line up that frequent the park. The park sells gas and diesel and if you stay in the park you get a .03 cent discount per liter. The RV wash pad worked well and costs one dollar per 3 minutes of wand time. There is also a separate room next to the car wash pad that is for bathing pets. The campsites up the hill on the upper level are more treed and separated, but due to the trees also have a lot more mosquitoes. I would stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Good place to camp if you want to go to the Sign Post Forest which is about a block away. The spots are tight and are all pull through. Flat gravel lot with hook ups. The owner does have a sense of humor but is helpful if you have a problem. There is a nice park across the street from the RV park that is good for walking pets. I would stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a decent park, and probably the best one in the area. The sites are long so we didn't have to disconnect our tow vehicle. Every one lined up next to each other. After the first night we had to move spaces as a caravan was arriving the next day and wanted to be all together. That put us closer to the road with more road noise. The trees around the park prevented us from getting Direct TV signal. Typical dirt/gravel sites common for this area. I would stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 3/10 ]
The best thing about this park was it's relation to the Canada border. We stayed here to make it convenient to go back and forth to Canada, and it worked for that. There is also a nice city sports park that connects to it that is well maintained and a good place to walk your pets. It's a good thing, too, because many of the dogs that belong to the many permanent residents are pits or pit mixes and not too friendly. The sites are gravel and grass, and you are mixed in with the permanent residents. I have never seen so much duct tape and blue tarps in one campground. We stayed for two days, and twice some of the permanent residents got into fist fights/ yelling/ cursing matches. It never felt safe or secure, and we never did see any management. One of the ram shackle trailers had a manager sign on it, but no one ever came around. You register with an envelope and drop it in a slot. And to top it off, the park is also surrounded by large lots of dairy cows. So the aroma of cow manure is a constant companion. I will not stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent park that has some potential, but it is still a work in progress. More attention needs to be given to the roads and sites as the gravel is quite sparse. I was a little concerned because the site that I was given had an electric pedestal with no circuit breaker, just a 30 amp plug in a small box. I had no problems with it, but it was a concern. The location is on a hill, and the winds were quite strong while we were here. Awnings and satellite dishes banged around quite a bit. This is a caravan stop and large groups can and do show up regularly. Check for a reservation if it is in the summer months. We checked in and got the last site available for more than 1 night. The hosts are very helpful and friendly. Since it is close to the highway, as most parks in BC seem to be, there is always road noise present. I would stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was a good park, but not great. The guy that checked us in seemed a little confused. He didn't know what sites were available, and sent me to go look. I picked a site and returned while the wife filled out the paperwork. This is one of the parks that the Alaska Caravan tours stop at, and he seemed kind of put out by that. I don't think he likes working too hard. The sites are pull through and the property slopes downhill away from the office. There is Wi-Fi, but I guess it's better if you get closer to the office. I used a Telus air card that worked well. There are good shade trees and decent space between the sites. The restrooms are older but in good shape, and the laundry in new but pricey. Both are definitely not handicap accessible. The restrooms are down a set of 6 concrete steps, and the laundry is up a set of 9 wooden steps. I would stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
The same owner with the crass sense of humor is still at the park, but we did note a for sale sign on the front fence. Pull through sites are long and narrow so we didn't have to unhook the tow car. Grass was green and well cared for but there are no patio areas to lounge on. We ate at the Bar-b-cue that the owner makes each night. It was acceptable but not great. The road noise was not bad at night. We paid cash upon arrival and the owner preferred US currency to Canadian. The rate included internet, which I wound up not needing as our Telus air card worked well. I would stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
There is a pond on site but swimming or wading is not allowed. The grounds are well kept but the sites are fairly tight. There is a small playground for the kids. It is pretty quiet at night with no noticeable road noise. The laundry room and restrooms are neatly maintained. I would stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Kind of an unusual park for a few reasons. There are zero amenities in the park. It is really just a place to hook up the RV. Even though the Columbia River is across the street from the park, there is no way to easily get to it. The only access point is a yacht club across the street and it's gated. The dog walk area is also across the street from the park. It is a large tree, but is appears to be next to a private residence. You are directed to it when you check in at the office. On the positive side, the grass at the park is green and neatly trimmed. Good for an access point to see Portland, but not much else.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
I do agree that this park is a 10, and I don't give many of them. Instead of repeating what others have said, I will list a few other observations. The park is laid out long and narrow, so if your space in in the 40s it is quite a hike to the pool or dog run which is situated behind the check in office. There is a check in procedure that requires that they dump your holding tanks before you are permitted to go to your site. An employee of the park dumps them for you using their own dump hose. You are also given a bottle of waste conditioner free upon check in to use while you are here. I can only surmise that they are protecting their septic system by having you dump first. The casino is well, a casino. The ventilation is fair, lots of slot machines and some table games. We dined at the steak house in the casino, and the food was good and bad. My dinner was prepared well but the wife's was poorly prepared and not really edible. They removed her entree from the bill, and comped our dessert. A nice gesture. In fairness the restaurant had only been open 3 weeks. Still the previous posters were accurate and the overall facility is top notch. I will stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
This nightly rate reflects a stay two nights and get one free promotion. It's a good thing, because it would be over priced otherwise. The staff was friendly and there was a pool, but we didn't use it. The sites are mostly gravel and dirt, as are the roads. The grass was mostly brown and in dire need of water. The park is in a questionable part of town, but we didn't have any problems during our stay. The train whistle noise at night is constant so if you are a light sleeper it can be difficult. Our Verizon air card worked well. Some sites have large shade trees, so satellite reception may be an issue. I did use the cable hook up the first day because a dust storm blew through about 5 minutes after we pulled in. The cable reception quality was only fair, and had 10 channels. This is not a bad park, it is just on the low end of acceptable. For the price in the mid $50 range it should be much better. I would look around at other parks if I were to find myself in this area again.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
The nightly rate reflects a week long RV rally rate. We stayed in the "resort" south side of the park. It is owner owned spaces that are still for sale. The parking pads were 40' x 80' and well maintained. The resort side has access to the pool and hot tub which is very nice. The landscape is still being installed, but what is there is very nice. There are two fenced dog runs that are well maintained grass. The sites on the north side of the park are the original sites. While they are decent as well, they were gravel pads with small cement patios, and were closer together than the resort side. The north side sites are cheaper though. For the little extra the resort side was worth it. The park fills up fast in the spring and summer due to many off road events that come to Moab every year. The owner goes out of his way to make your stay enjoyable. I will be back here next year!
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was a nice KOA in a quite neighborhood. Even with the middle school across the street noise was never an issue. Lots of shade trees and well taken care of grass. The sites are gravel as are the roads. Our GPS took us right to the front gate so finding it was easy. I would stay here again.
05/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
The rate I payed reflects a 10% KOA discount card rate. This was a typical KOA, which I would normally rate a 7 or 8. However I believe that this one is overpriced for what you get. Even though the weather was in the 80s when we arrived the pool was not open yet. The dog yards had not been mowed and were about 8" tall with weeds. The water pressure was high, but I have an on board regulator set at #60 and didn't have any problems. The roads are a little tight for the larger rigs, so leave yourself plenty of turning room to maneuver into your site. I was next to a tree and couldn't get satellite reception so I used their cable hook up. No matter what I tried the picture was snowy. This would have been a good $30 campground, but for the price it didn't measure up.
05/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Kind of an average KOA park. Not bad, but not great. The roads and sites are deep gravel. Some of the roads, particularly in the tent area, are very dusty. The sites were good size, and some had large mature trees between them. The water pressure was low, barley #40 at the regulator. I was bothered by the road noise, as it goes on all night. Their off leash dog area is the desert behind the park. If you can trust your dog, they can run free in a huge area. You are close to Calico Ghost town, and several off road trails for both vehicles and hiking. I would stay here again.
05/2012
rating [ 4/10 ]
The previous lofty ratings for this park are misleading. The sites are close together, and the pads are sparse gravel. There was a concrete patio pad, but it was badly cracked and broken up. The campground map shows a large pet walk adjacent to the RV sites. The subject area is a weed lot with 2' thick weeds. Really? The rest of the grass areas are posted no pets. About 3/4 of the park is permanent park models. The RV sites are lined up directly in front of the park models so your view is looking at each other. I was going to stay here two days, but after looking around we decided to move on to the next place after one night. The sad part is that it appears to be the best place in town. I probably wouldn't stay here again, unless I couldn't make it to anywhere else. OK for an over nighter.
04/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
I have been to this park several times and always enjoy it. The price reflects a week stay in premium site, with one night free for staying a week. It also does not include the $3 pet fee. The facilities are in top condition and well cared for and the grass is so green it looks fake! Sites vary in price due to location and if it's paved or not. The sites at the top along the wall do have road noise, but it calms down quite a bit at night. Visiting all of the winery's from this location is ideal, and some of the local wine tours will pick up and drop off here. The office staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I used the workout room daily. There are aerobic machines, free weights, and a universal machine. There is also an adult only spa separate from the main pool. The views from the park are great as well. This park would be a solid 10 if it had a better sound wall for road noise. I will stay here whenever I am in the area.
03/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a decent park, and the ONLY one you will find in Long Beach. The sites are all D/G and can be muddy in the rain. There is constant freeway noise, but you are in the heart of downtown, right next to the Catalina Ferry terminal. There were some theft problems in the past but they seem to have diminished. Good place if you are exploring the South Bay area and is easy to get to. That is unless the Long Beach Grand Prix is that week, which it was just starting to be set up for. It makes a mess out of the downtown area for 7-10 days during the race. Spots for the event at the park are sold out a year in advance. I would stay here again, just not during race activities.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice county owned park. The sites are large and not too close together. Some of the hookups in some sites can be challenging due to the location of the utilities and the slope of the pads. Therefore you may be trying to get your sewer to drain up hill. Also some of the pads are on a downhill slope but the grass has grown higher than the pad itself. This can create a "pond" in your site if it rains. There was also a problem with the watering of the grass schedule. Signs posted indicate that the lawns are watered Thursday through Sunday. That means even if rained the previous three days, the sprinklers still come on. Some of the grass areas were saturated and quite muddy. There is also a "new" end of the park and a old end. The new end has the lower numbered sites and is closer to the highway in front and can be quite noisy. The landscape is also not as mature as the older end of the park. Most of these issues are minor however, and I would stay here again.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a typical KOA, but is well run and maintained. As is with most KOA's, it's a little close to the freeway so there is some road noise but it's not overwhelming. There are some sites on the river, and the staff will let you head in if you choose to have a view of the river as opposed to a view of the campground. However, if you do this your hookups will be on the wrong side. The dog area is on a small spit of land where you can have your dog off leash on the whole little island if you wish. Some sites have small patio's, but most do not. We used our own air card for WiFi, and the signal was strong. There is also a boat ramp for easy access to the river. I would stay here again.
12/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice city owned park. It is a water reclamation facility that they have built a RV park around. It is a string of fishing lakes and the top 3 three loops are for RV's. We were in the East Oak loop which is a premium loop with paved sites. The paved site worked out well since it rained while we were there. It would have been better if the sites had paved patio's as well. There is some noise occasionally from Miramar military base nearby, mostly planes flying by. There is lots of stuff for the family to do, and the park has lots of flat paved roads for bike riding. There is lots of storage facility at the location as well which always provides additional income for the city. This is a well thought out, well designed use of city land, and a nice place to spend some time. I will stay here again.
12/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
The current budget crisis in CA has really driven up the prices, but this is still a very nice beach campground. No hookups of any kind, but the beach views are great. Note though that if you pull into one of the beach side sites in a motorhome that your door will be on the wrong side and you will step out into your neighbors site. Backing into a second row site will give you a view out of the front of the rig, and put your living space on the correct side of the rig. One other note, the dump station can be very tight so pull in carefully. I would stay here again.
11/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
At first glance this park may seem to be a real treasure, but it has some major issues I found to be less than ideal. When looking at the landscape when you drive in, it is evident that the developer spent a lot of money building the park (it is designed to be an owner style RV resort). But after being taken to our site, the picture started to unravel. The sites are extremely narrow and over planted with greenery. We had a pull in site, and when we pulled in and opened our slides, we couldn't get out of the door! Literally, poorly designed greenery was blocking our door. It was necessary to walk in the planters to get to the rear of the RV. We requested, and were moved to another site. While this site was a little better by the RV door, it was still so narrow that we had to turn sideways to walk up to the door. I we don't have large slides on the rig, just 18" when extended. Most of the sites we observed walking around the park were built that way. The hook ups were place almost at the front of the site, so long hoses are necessary. And since the sites slope from front to back, your sewer connection may have to run up hill to empty. The greenery planted in the parks looks nice now, but when it grows out it will be unmanageable. Many trees that will be 40' plus tall at maturity are planted 18" apart! The club house is a redeeming point for this park. It is also evident that a lot of money was spent on the facilities. The pool and spa are nice, and the weight room facilities are the nicest that I have ever seen in a RV park. Being desert, there is no grass in the park, just concrete pads for the RV's and asphalt roads. All very clean, but in the summer it will be brutal to walk a pet on. The surrounding town is also kind of a pit. Not much in the way of stores or eateries that you would want to stop at. This is not a bad park, just another one where the builder should have talked to an RV'er before putting in the (hard scape). I would look around before coming back here.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice National forest campground. The sites were good size and paved. The patio area was dirt though. One of the down sides was that some of the sites had the patio area on the opposite side of the rig as the entry door (site #60 that we had). It put the picnic table and the fire pit on the wrong side as well. It just made it inconvenient to set up chairs and the rug on the same side as the other amenities. A storm came through and dumped 8" of fresh snow the first night we were there. Pretty but it turned the dirt area around the rig to mush when it started to melt. We had to have the rug on the door side so we could enter the rig without stepping in mud. The amenities on the other side were kind of useless. Beautiful quiet area though, great for kids and not far from town. The 30 amp electric service worked well, as we needed to run a space heater most nights to keep the cold at bay. I would stay here again.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had very mixed feelings about staying in this park after reading some of the reviews that this park had been given. We had reserved a week stay in an ocean view motorhome spot and nearly canceled them. But we took a chance and showed up for our reservation as planned. I was ultra sensitive due to all of the comments I had read prior to our arrival. We were greeted happily at the office by an older female. She described the amenities to the wife as I chatted with a middle age male behind the desk. Nothing seemed amiss as we were informed about the campground rules. Most of which I have seen a hundred times before at other campgrounds. We had a back in site that was on the bluff overlooking the ocean, #89. We were given the option of heading in if we didn't mind running our utilities under the rig. We chose to do so since we were there for a week and the views were awesome out of the front of the rig. I did note that all of the complaints that many others posted about are all specifically described in their rules section of the campground flier. i.e. the check out time is 12 noon, no exceptions. Probably the biggest issue I did note was that some of the sites were more off level than others, but it was not a huge factor unless a rig that was far too big for the site was squeezed into it. This was the case for one Class A rig that was probably 40' long in a back in site that looked like a 30' rig would have fit comfortably. Because of the extra length, the front tires of the motor home were at least a foot off of the ground due to the road sloping more sharply as the lot dropped to meet the road. I don't know if that site was the choice of the RVer or the park. Other sites were available. In our week stay we never saw or spoke to anyone in the office. We saw employees going by checking vacant sites twice in the 7 days we were there. No unusual conduct by park management or guests was ever seen. I gave this park an 8 due to the sites being gravel instead of paved, and with a minimal investment many of the sites could be adapted to have hook ups on either side thus allowing pull ins or back ins. It appeared to me that this park gets dinged often for enforcing their rules. I have been in many parks that have had complaints for just the opposite, not enforcing their rules. I, as a general rule, am one to follow the rules, so maybe that is why I didn't have any of the negative experiences that others had. I spread out in my site, enjoyed the outdoors and kept my dog from annoying the neighbors. The other biggest negative for this park was the limited space to walk the dog. There is a dirt walking trail on the front edge of the park that looks directly out on the ocean and is stocked with waste bags, trash cans, and benches, but during a long stay it is not a long enough distance to give the dog a good workout. This park is in a great location with outstanding views. It is well worth the trip if you are one to follow the rules, otherwise keep going up the coast. I would stay here again.
10/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
Several of the past reviews are still accurate about being an old park with narrow sites. We have a 35' coach that with the tow bar on the back that barely fit into the site. 8' tall hedges divide the sites so they can be a bit cave like. Also the park only accepts cash or checks, no credit or debit cards of any type. There is major road construction going on the street adjacent to the West wall of the park. Every morning at 7 AM the tractors and jack hammers start up. My biggest problem though was with the park electric services. In a nut shell, there was a problem with either the park power panel, or the panel leading into the park. I fortunately have a Surge Guard that protects my rig from over and under voltage spikes. The Surge Guard began kicking out the power to the rig our second day here. With a digital volt meter I was able to detect spikes as high as 137 volts before the Surge Guard would kick out the power. I notified the office and was told that an electrician was already in route due to another RV'er reporting an electrical problem as well. Not surprisingly, when the electrican came to my site he had already been to the other RV, and told the owner that the problem was with his rig and not the power pedestal. When I produced the digital volt meter and informed him of the spikes, he could not explain it. He instead insisted that "that's just the way Palm Springs is, it's all high voltage of the power poles." When he checked the power on the 50 amp pedestal, one of the hot legs was a steady 120 volts while the other jumped from 128 to over 134 volts. Anything over 132 volts can be detrimental to any AC device like your AC unit or a computer's circuit board. While asserting that the parks power was OK, he also could not explain why one of the hot legs was spiking, and said he needed to go ask somebody. He never returned. I wound up extending my cord to the power pedestal on the next site that was a 30 amp pedestal. The power there was 128 volts, but steady. I was able to finish out the night and left the next morning. I was disappointed by the parks "head in the sand" approach to what was a very serious problem. To an unaware RV owner, serious damage could result from such power spikes in their RV. I recommend buying a $20 digital volt meter and having it handy if your RV is not protected by a Surge Suppressor type unit. I would not stay here again for just that reason.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a site owned park that still has many sites available for purchase. The owner owned sites and the unsold sites are rented as available. The sites will vary in their amenities, whether it is privately owned or is just the cement pad provided by the builder. Site selection may be critical, our site #41 had an East facing exposure to the morning sun. Even in October the early sun made it nearly impossible to be outside in the early morning. The facilities like the pool and spa are new and well maintained. However, one issue we had was that the pool was never uncovered until after 10 AM, making a early swim out of the question. Also the fitness room remained locked until late in the day on Sunday. One significant rule to be aware of is the requirements for RV's admitted into the park. Their rules state RV's must be no older than 10 years old, and must be at least 25' long. I saw Class A rigs and longer 5th Wheels in the park. There is no road noise, but there is an air strip near by and small planes routinely fly over the park. The park is gated and a code is necessary after dark. Much of the landscape is rock, save a few small patches of grass. this is an adult oriented park with not a lot of amenities for kids. I would stay here again.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice park, especially for the price. The motor home sites are a little nicer than the pull-through sites because you are not back to back with your neighbor. The motor home only sites are head in and designed to give you a better view. The sites while they do have some slope designed for drainage, are not excessive. Some may be more than others. There is some traffic noise, but we didn't find it excessive. There is also an airstrip nearby so small private planes sometimes fly low over the park. This is usually during daylight hours, and more so on weekends. The staff is attentive and takes good care of the property. It is the desert so there is a lot of rock, but not much grass. I would stay here again.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very nice national park campground. No hookups of any kind, but water is available is several places in the loops. Paved roads and sites were not real level but doable. The sites in the outside loop are much bigger and easier to get into with a larger rig. The dump station is a little tight to maneuver so watch the trees. Lots of great views of the canyon not far from the campground. The lodge, store, and various shops are nice, albeit a bit pricey. Mid October and the campground and lodge were still selling out. Make reservations even at this time of year. We tried to make a reservation for dinner in the Lodge dinning room the day before, but the earliest seating was for 9 PM! Many of the sites can be a bit tricky if you like using satellite due to the very large trees. The campground generator hours were a bit screwy too. 2 time periods generators are allowed, 7 to 9 AM and 6 to 8 PM. In order to bring the battery bank up enough to keep things running I had to fire the generator at 7 AM each day. Not something I would normally do. Fortunately the sites are far enough apart not to interfere with your neighbors activities. Also beware of some low hanging limbs as you navigate the campground roads in a high profile vehicle. We were in site #20, which was one of the longer sites. It was probably 80' from end to end. I would stay here again.
09/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
The lofty ratings on this park are a little surprising. This is not a bad park, it just is not a great one. The sites are gravel as are the roads. The sites are wider than most so there is a lot of room between RVs. There are no specific patio areas though. There is a picnic table at each site, but no fire pits or BBQ. No pool or spa, or dedicated fenced dog run. There were some mature trees. The breakfast in the on site cafe is free as stated, but the service was VERY slow. Granted all of the tables were full when we walked in at 9 AM (about 8 tables), but is still took at least 45 minutes to get pancakes and eggs. All considered it is a good park at a fair price, and the staff is friendly. I would stay here again.
09/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
I too believe that this park is over priced for what you get, but probably standard for a KOA. Gravel sites and roads, but it was raining when we pulled in and the drainage in the park is only fair. Long pull-through sites allow stopping without disconnecting the toad. Easy sites to get into and out of, and the grass looks taken care of. Picnic tables at each site. The sites are a little close together however. Good location for an over nighter. Far enough from the highway to keep out the traffic noise. Staff is friendly and helpful. Fenced dog run is nice for the pets. I would stay here again.
09/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
The lofty ratings for this park baffle me. While it is not a bad park, it is nothing special either. There are no amenities here to speak of, the sites and roads are light dusty gravel and very close together, at least the pull throughs. We were so close that with our window blinds up we were looking right into our neighbors trailer next to us. The price was not supported by what the park had to offer. There are other parks nearby with larger sized sites for less money. I will go to one of the other parks our next time through.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is one of the nicest KOA we have ever stayed at. The price listed is for a premium site, but it was very nicely appointed. Large concrete patios, 6 seat free standing table with padded chairs, and a large propane grill with propane side burner. A separate area with a fire pit surrounded with new wood benches. The landscaping around the site was first class. Plants in raised berms with wood chip ground cover, and new manicured green grass finished off the area. The parking site and roads were new thick gravel and not dusty at all. The other side of the park, probably the older side the gravel was thinner, but we never saw a dust problem, and we were there on a holiday weekend. The only thing that would have made this park a "10" for me would have been paved roads and pads. I did note that the water pressure was on the low side, #30 to #40 pounds at the inlet to the rig and it would drop lower at active times (morning shower). Although we did not use them, there are also several new camping cabins that looked very well appointed and were very popular. The last amenity that I would have like to have seen is a fenced off leash dog yard. There was plenty of space for it, and it would have made the stay for fido that much better. I would stay here again.
08/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a very nice park. I don't give a 10 easily, but the owner works hard to earn it. This is a terraced resort with 4 levels. All have a view of Flathead lake, the higher the terrace, the better the view. Many of the lots are owned and rented back, so the amenities at each lot will vary. The park is impeccably clean, the landscape is trimmed and healthy, and the staff is friendly and helpful. There is a new fenced dog park with lush grass next to a large fountain. An espresso shop is next to the office and Sunday breakfast is served on the large wood deck for a small fee. A local newspaper is delivered to your rig every morning. The owner personally delivered a "welcome bag" the first day, as is his custom to all new guests. The only negative I could find during our one week stay was the small private plane airstrip that is is positioned between the park and the main road. 95% of the time the airstrip was a non issue. One morning at 7 AM a small plane took off and circled the airstrip 4 or 5 times before heading off. Most of the time the air traffic is light and hardly noticed. This park is not cheap, but the nicest resorts usually aren't. I would highly recommend this resort, and I would definitely stay here again.
08/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
The daily rate reflects a Good Sam discount. This is not a bad park, but not a great one either. The sites are sparse gravel, and the roads are worse. A minimal amount of rain will turn the road surface to mush. The sites are mostly pull through and fairly level. The grass is weedy and needs much more water. There are no patio's to speak of, just grassy patches between the sites. The arrangement of the 50 amp pedestals is a little odd. Our row of sites only had one 50 amp pedestal in the whole row and we had it. Our neighbors were a little surprised to find that out. The area is quiet but there is a train track not far away. In two days we only heard a train go by once during the day. The staff did seem friendly and competent.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This rate reflects a stay 7 nights and get one free rate. This is a well maintained park with nice river views and easy access for fishermen. The sites to the right side of the office are all river front back ins. The sites to the left are pull throughs but not on the river. There were a few paved sites that had concrete patio's but they were not easy to reserve. Most of the other sites are gravel with no patio space, but had grass areas in between the rigs. One big factor is the road noise during the day. The park sits right on Highway 89 which is a direct route into Yellowstone, 30 miles away. At night the traffic decreases quite a bit though. When the wind blows the park can be paradise, sitting outside watching the Yellowstone river roll by. When the wind stops the gnats make it nearly impossible to be outside. We found it to be about 50/50. The staff and work campers there are top notch and work hard to maintain a nice park. I would stay here again.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent campground for many of the reasons already listed. The nightly rate I listed was for a week stay. Pay for 5 nights and get two nights free. Quite a deal if you plan on lingering in the area to visit the area attractions. The sites are very long and easy to navigate with wide gravel roads. Unhooking the toad or trailer is not necessary if you don't want to. The pads are heavy gravel so leveling is not a problem. The sites other than the pads are on a hill though. Some slope more than others. This may limit your outside activities. No patios but grass next to most of the sites. It appears that much new sod was laid down recently, but unfortunately about half of it is dead or dying. Not sure if its heat or insects but it is browning out quick. Also not the fault of the park but there is a huge grass hopper infestation going on now. The roads, grass, and rocks are covered with them. A little creepy to walk the roads and they jump, sometimes at you. The electric works well, but the water pressure is a bit low. It's also soft water which a little odd if you are not used to it. Soap in the shower takes a long time to rinse off. The staff is friendly and helpful and keep the park spotless. I would stay here again.
08/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
The owners at this park are great and go out of their way to make you comfortable. The setting is a little odd though. There are no fences to separate the residential houses from the camp sites. The sites are hard pack gravel but have no patios. Most of the grass is pretty rough and could use reseeding. But all in all it's not a bad place to stay for a few days. Nice mature trees, but it does make satellite reception difficult. However, they do have a significant list of cable channels available. I would stay here again.
08/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is a decent camp ground, but it needs a lot of work. The roads and sites need A LOT of gravel to cover the mud from even minor rains. The river flooded in June and the place has yet to be fully cleaned up. The maintenance crew was putting down new gravel during our stay, but they couldn't keep up with the rains. On the plus side, the views at this campground are much better than the campground closer to town, and the train is not nearly as close so it doesn't rattle the rig when it goes by. The staff was friendly but mostly young in age so are still learning the job. One issue I found troubling was the first day we were here two large dogs that looked to be pit bull mixes ran into the park from the adjacent river bed area very close to our site. I hustled our smaller dog into the rig as it was on leash. The strays ran along the bank of the river and disappeared into some tall grass. I alerted the office and the desk person denied any knowledge of them but said he would watch to see if they returned. I left the office and walked through the campground to see a female camper put leashes on them both and put them into a travel trailer. I returned to the office and informed the desk that the dogs belonged to a camper that had apparently let them run free. I gave the desk the site# the dogs came from, and he stated that it must just be an over night person and would probably be leaving the next day. Four days later the dogs, the campers and trailer were still there, looking like long term with a lot of misc junk outside the rig. I really hate being lied to. The dogs were left on leash outside of the rig most of the days unattended. The rules and safety of the other campers were clearly sacrificed for the convenience of a seasonal camper. I would probably not stay here again for that reason.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a great value for the money and a nice park to boot. There were no issues getting water in the loop as there are four water faucets through out the campground, one easily accessible by the shower house. The roads and parking pads are paved and the grass area between the sites is large. When I informed the camp host that some of the over hanging branches when pulling into the loop were too low for the height of my RV, he notified a campground maintenance staff and by the next day the branches had been trimmed. Pretty surprising. I will stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent park with gravel/dirt roads and lots of grass. We paid for a premium site witch provides a concrete pad just big enough for the motor home or trailer to sit on. The rest of the driveway is dirt/gravel. It also included a picnic table with a metal and wood shade cover (site 26). There is a surprising lack of mosquitoes here due to the abundance of dragon flies in the area. Many of the trees are still young so there is not much shade. The park is about a mile from the main road so there is no noise from cars all night long. There is not a lot to do in the immediate area though, so it is a bit of a drive to get to the area attractions (Bad Lands Park). I would stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a decent spot for an over night stop, but not much more than that. The sites are flat and gravel and the pull through's are long enough not to have to unhook your tow car. However, the price is excessive for the location. The park is so close to the freeway that I saw family playing the "license plate game" from their camping site (identifying the state that the car was from). No effort has been made to provide a sound barrier from the road noise in the form of a wall or even a tree line. Throw in the noise from the large planes that regularly take off and land from the nearby airport, and this park is not an attractive spot to stop. The staff is friendly enough, and the park clean, just over priced for the location. I would look around for a quieter, less expensive place to stop for the night.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the first rating on this park. This is a jewel of campground just outside of Des Moines. 8 of the 23 sites are full hook up, and the other 13 have 50 amp electric. There are modern restrooms but no showers available. All of the pads are cement and have large patios attached. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. The roads are all asphalt. Most sites are shaded with large mature Walnut trees. Satellite may be tricky here, but we had good signal with our Verizon air card. There is no WI-Fi offered. The $16 was for a electric only site, the full hook ups are a few dollars more. The address of the park is 3155 Walnut Woods Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50265
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good place for an overnight stop. Long sites with plenty of places to eat. Friendly staff and easy access right off the highway. I would stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
A bit pricey, but one of the nicest KOA I have ever stayed at. Excellent family campground with lots of stuff for the kids to do. Well kept grounds, and the sites were large and had grass between them. The thing that would have made it better for us is if they had a patio area at each site. There are a few sites with patio's which fall into the premium category. I would stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
I won't repeat what the other posters have said, but just add to it. The $9 car fee kind of bugs me. Unless you walk or bike into the park you have to pay the extra $9 on top of the camping fee, so why not just be up front and charge one fee for using the campground? The $24 a night camping fee is a bit misleading. The entry into the park needs some remodeling. We stayed on a busy holiday weekend: July 4th. The park was packed and closed to any other guests coming in. However, the approximately 1/2 mile entrance road is one lane 99% of the way to the first ranger gate, where they take your $9 a day car fee. That means when traffic backs up out into the main road trying to get in, the delays can reach 4 hours only to be told that the park is full. If you are already camped in the park, you wait in line with everyone else. That scenario made us a captive in the park all weekend. We could not leave without enduring extensive wait times idling in your hot car to get back in. The lake is nice, although jammed for this weekend. Plenty of trails to bike ride on, and sandy beaches to picnic on. The utilities all seemed to work well in spite of reaching temperatures in the high 90 to 100 degree range in the afternoon. I would stay here again, just not on a holiday weekend.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
The other posters were right; the campground is a large gravel surface and hard packed, but with not much color. The tent area is nice grass and some new trees are planted. The roads are some of the widest that I have ever seen, so any size rig can maneuver in and out easily. Even though it rained just prior to our arrival, there was no mud to be seen. This is also farther from the freeway than the other nearby campground, so less noise is better. The campground was clean, and the staff friendly and helpful. Our Verizon air card worked well here. There are three fenced dog runs for various size dogs. No pool or spa but a game room and a mini golf course for the kids. I would stay here again.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is typical of a KOA park for amenities. But this was one of the nicer KOA's we have stayed in. The park was clean, the sites are good size, and the pads are paved. No patios at the sites though. There is road construction in front of the park, but navigating through it was no problem. All of the trees in the park have been trimmed up so travel through the park roads was easy. There is a section for permanent residents, but it is sectioned off from the daily sites. A short walk next to a stream out of the back gate of the park leads to a huge dog park. Even though there is water not far from the park, bugs were never an issue. I will come back to the area to explore Salt Lake City further, and I will stay here again.
06/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was a decent campground, but not great. The sites are gravel but have nice size concrete patios. The streets are paved and the sites are landscaped. On the down side, there is regular noise from a set of train tracks that are nearby. There is a pool and spa, but the pool isn't much larger than the spa. Really. We were bugged by mosquitoes often while we were there. Maybe it was due to the wet weather this year, but we both had several bites after just 2 days. The utilities all worked well. I might stay here again, after checking the area for other parks.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
The previous poster was right, the turns can be tight. But the check in staff will work with you if you tell them how long your RV is. Some sites are easier than others. The down side of some of the sites are that due to terrain or trees, they have no sitting area next to the rig. Some are sloped and some have large trees adjacent to the pads. None of the sites have paved patios. I did get satellite reception with a portable dish without too much trouble. The sites closer to the road do get a lot of traffic noise from the main drag right in front of the park. The tent sites are up a quite steep hill towards the back of the park. All in all this is a very nice park across the street from Lake Tahoe. With a patio at each site and a pool in the park this would be a solid 10. I will stay here again.
06/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
I was a little baffled by the higher rating for this park. It is a paint striped parking lot with a few cut out for bushes. Out of the 121 sites in the park about 90 were filled. Out of those I counted 7 that were not permanent or long term residents. Some are very old and worn. I stayed in late June, but because most of the park is all asphalt walking a dog during the mid afternoon is impossible. The dog yard itself is very small. The pool looked to be in decent shape but a little small. There is no visually pleasing parts of the park, and our site had a view of the storage area for old RV's. The staff was friendly if you don't ask too many questions. We stayed here to attend the Rodeo in Reno and for that it worked alright. A decent overnight stop, but not much more. I stayed 3 days. If I were in the area I would look around for a park with a little more character.
06/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is not a bad park, it's just not a great one. On the up side, it is a Passport America park which was honored for the first day, then 10% discount a night after that. The hook ups are at the back edge of the sites so don't pull too far up to facilitate hooking up to utilities. There are 3 dog runs but they are three small pens about 10X10' each. OK for a small dog, but not real useful for a larger one. One of the biggest issues is that the sites while long, are extremely narrow. The pads are large gravel and just wide enough for the rig itself. The grass area between the sites is approximately 10' wide. If you have a slide on your rig, and a rig with a slide comes in next door, your grass area becomes a hallway. The staff is friendly and will attempt to separate rigs by leaving an empty space between them. If it gets busy you are out of luck. There is a significant amount of road noise, and a two story apartment building right next door looks down into the park. Many long term residents have spaces around the perimeter and the transient business takes the inside pull through's. The pool, while a little small was clean. This is a good overnight stay as there are some interesting olive and wine attractions to visit in the area. Stay here if the described amenities fit your needs.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent campground, kind of standard for a KOA. They have amenities for kids, playground, paddle boats and bikes for rent. The sites are hard pack gravel, no grass. Picnic tables at each site, and a community fire ring where the staff will roast free marshmallows for the kids. The dog run is large and grassy. The staff was friendly and the park clean. Surrounding area is businesses, and freeway noise is present. Good place to visit many attractions in the Downtown Sacramento area. Not many 50 amp sites, but our 30 amp site worked well. It was hot when we were here and the park filled up with a RV caravan group. We had no issues with power drop outs. I would stay here again.
06/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
All of the other reviewers were accurate in their descriptions. This park would actually be a 9 1/2 if there was such a number. The only issue I would improve about this park is that the sites are a little close together. There is about 6' from my extended awning to my neighbors slide out. Other than that this is an extremely well laid out park with great landscaping. The staff is top notch and very helpful. The stores in town are a little limited as the town is not real big. All in all an outstanding park that is a pleasure to stay in. I will definitely return to this park.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Much of what the previous posters had said is still true. I will just modify a few statements. The cell signal with our Verizon air card was present, but spotty. It actually worked better taking it out of the router and external antenna and plugging directly into the computer. This may be due to being a roaming area for Verizon. Cell phones do work, but don't walk around too much or you will drop the call. Satellite TV is nearly impossible due to the extensive tree canopy. I tried with a portable dish, but couldn't get enough signal to lock on. The visitor center opened for the season on May 29th. Funny since they totally missed the Memorial Day crowds a few days before. They did have a few Ranger programs, but we left as they were more geared towards children. In the rains such as we had, the grounds can get pretty muddy since the trees prevent the sun from getting through. In the warmer summer months the shade would be a welcome benefit. All staff at the park is helpful and friendly. Many tenter's frequent the park but all were considerate. We adhered to generator hours of 10 AM to 8 PM, and that made the tenter's happy. One issue though, I didn't see a lot of sites that would hold a larger rig. It's not the size of the site necessarily, but the room to turn into the site with the trees and rocks along the narrow road. My 35' motor home just barely made the turn. I would camp here again.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a decent KOA but pricey. For the price I would have liked to have had some sort of patio at my site. Some of the past reviews were pretty bad, but we did not see any of that. The staff was friendly and helpful. We stayed in a premium site which had a beach view, but the site was rather on the small side partly due to a poorly placed tree. Many of the utility hook ups appear to be new, but the sewer hook ups are a little too high. Getting the water to flow in the right direction may be a bit of a challenge. That and the water pressure is pretty low, around 25 pounds. My biggest complaint is the campground roads are in dire need of more gravel. They are mostly dirt and a little water turns them into a muddy mess. It is a short walk to the ocean from your camp site which is the main attraction for this camp ground. Any serious shopping needs will mean a drive back to Fort Bragg and that is 15 miles of twisty roads. I would stay here again, but bring what you need with you.
05/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
The Passport America rate is really one of the best parts of this park. Only two of the five rows of sites are full hookup. The rest are W/E only. Due to the inexpensive rate many clubs book here in advance and take up the full hook up sites. Many of the sites are extremely narrow, and most sites are "jack and jill" style. This means that two RV's will share the same pedestal, each one facing the opposite direction. This is OK if you are camping with a friend but not so much with a stranger. When we got a neighbor they were parked so close that they used our rug to enter their RV. Our patio awning nearly touched their rig! They didn't seem to mind but it was a little uncomfortable for me. The sites are dirt but the roads are paved. The dump station was also different. It is directly in front of the bath house, and looks like a man hole cover. A small door flips up in the center to insert the dump hose into. The odd part is that it is more like a sump than a sewer line. Under the manhole cover is just a large tank to hold the sewage. I would stay here again if in the area as there are not too many choices. Just don't expect a lot.
05/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is not a resort by any means, but that is not why you would stay here. It is a great place to visit downtown San Francisco from. The front desk person was extremely helpful and friendly upon check in and supplied us with a ton of information on what to do and how to get there when visiting the city. The sites are on the small side, and have hard pack gravel surface. On the positive side, rain is not much of an issue here. Hooking up to water and sewer was a bit of a challenge because the sewer is in the back of the site, but the sites slope towards the front for drainage. Depending on where your sewer connection on your rig is, it may be too far to drain up the slope. I also needed two lengths of sewer hose and water hose to reach the connections. The park does have a small pool, which looked crystal clear. There are some long term residents here, but their sites were clean and well kept. There is the ever present freeway noise, so the farther you get to the rear of the park the better you will be. There is an old train track right next the rear of the property, but the train has not run in years. In fact, the fence is open at the rear and the grass is mowed short to provide access to a nature preserve area to stroll or walk your dog. I would stay here again if visiting the city.
05/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a decent campground and fairly rustic looking. It features trees, tall grass and dirt. The sites are a decent size. Only 12 of the sites are full hook up (1 through 12) the rest are dry camping. Some of the sites (8-12) are thickly wooded so satellite reception would be difficult. Cell signal is present but sketchy. The states budget woes are evident on the way to the campground. The Redwood highway is badly overgrown with large trees growing into the road from the sides and over hanging the top. Redwood highway is a twisty two lane highway with lots of blind corners, and is 6 miles long to the campground. I had to navigate down the middle of the road in several areas to avoid serious damage to the Motor home, a dangerous situation. I still wound up destroying a WiFi antenna on the roof due to overhanging branches. The $36 dollar price per night reflects a $6 charge per night for your towed vehicle to enter and stay at the park. Dogs are also charged at $2 per day, each. So actually we paid $38 per night, not the $30 advertised price on the web site. Water pressure is low, about 25-30 pounds. Sites are paved but narrow. The view of the valley is nice, but mostly obscured by thick trees. I would not stay here again due to the road hazards getting to the park.
05/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a decent park, but there are some issues. Many of the sites are very narrow and close together. Some of the sites are very out of level and slope towards the back of the site. Leveling a motor home on one of these would be nearly impossible. The sites very near the gun range next door can be loud with gunfire. The campground itself is very hilly and a 16% grade leads up to the campground. The inside roads although paved tend to be very tight turns for rigs in the 35-45 foot range. The dump station would be difficult on a busy weekend as there is no collector lane to line up. Some of the sites are right on the race track, great for race fans but it was reported that those sites climb in price on race weekends. We were assigned a site that was supposed to hold our 35' foot rig, but we never would have been able to negotiate the turn into the site. We were allowed to pick any site that was open as it was a quiet weekend. We picked site #85 which was also the biggest and most level site in the campground. Site #10, a back in on the hill over looking the valley, was our second choice. I would stay here again, with careful site selection.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice park, well maintained and many amenities. We stayed in a premium site which is determined by if it is paved or not and the location of the spot. The premium sites are higher on the hill and have more of a view. The negatives for this park is the noise from highway 46 which runs next to the park and is closest to the premium sites, and the lack of a patio area. The paved sites also may be a little narrower than the dirt sites so when the lawn is watered your rig may get watered as well. Also be careful leaving lawn chairs on the lawn as the automatic sprinklers may soak them over night. All in all though the negatives are minor, and the surrounding area is beautiful. I would stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
With a little maintenance on the trees and shrubs this place would be rated higher. One new negative mark is that the county has shut down the dump station in the park. Water is still available but you have to drive into Goleta to dump at a 76 gas station about 8 miles away. I spoke to a ranger about the over grown trees. He said that it took the state 5 years to go through the paperwork process to select a new tree contractor and they have just started to work. In time it should improve. The entrance road can be challenging for taller rigs. Go slow and watch the over hanging branches. The upper lot is basically a parking lot with spaces striped off, but it is the best view of the ocean. There are two rows of parallel spaces, the front row of spaces are best. No hookups at any of the sites so being self contained is recommended. With all that being said the views here are still spectacular. Goleta down the highway has tons of new shopping and places to eat. I will definitely be back here again.
04/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
I am a little baffled by the high ratings for this park. The upsides, to me, are far out weighed by the downsides. The upsides are the sites are paved, the lower campground has some shade trees, and you are close to the Regan Library. The down sides are that the lower campground is right next to the train tracks that run constantly starting at 5 AM. Since there is a road crossing the tracks that enters the campground, nearly every train blasts it's horn as it passes the camping area. The sites are mostly dirt with sparse old vegetation scattered around the area. The electric power is poor. The pedestal tripped several times with only us and 1 other rig in the campground. The water pressure is extremely high so bring a regulator if you decide to stay here. And to top it off, we were chastised our first night here and told we were not allowed to walk around or leave our campsite after dark! We spoke to the ranger the next morning who admitted that the camp hosts were "over zealous", but he would rather have them that way than not do anything. He clarified that you were not to walk in the "day use" area after dark because they used to have "problems" here. Although this was not in the rules, we were supposed to "know" this. And to make matters worse, they want another $25 to use the dump station on top of the $30 a day fee for the camp site. This place is not worth the money, and the goofy UN-posted rules are ridiculous. I will not stay here again.
01/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
For a KOA park this one needs some TLC. It didn't appear as rough looking as the last post, but it does need some work. The dog run is gone but you walk pets anywhere. This price was for a full hook up 50 amp site. Our water pressure was a little low. Good over night spot. Staff was friendly, and their little store was fairly well stocked. Their mini kitchen will take orders until 7:30 PM. A good stop for easy access to the interstate.
12/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We camped here over the Christmas/New Years holidays. The true camping site fee over the holiday period was $121 per night for a premium site. All of the previous posters comments were accurate. I will reiterate the narrow roads in the campground loops. Loops are one way and if someone is pulling into a site and not doing a good job of it you may be stuck for a while. Also beware of the golf carts racing around the loops. There are rules that state that all cart drivers must be old enough to drive a car, but we saw many 13-14 year old racing around so beware. After the holiday season the rates dropped by about half. I loved this park, but like most things nothing is perfect. I will stay here again, but probably in the off season.
12/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent campground, but over priced for what you get. This is a large campground, but most of the sites are seasonal or permanent. We used a Verizon air card so our Wi-Fi was good. We were in site #1 which is right behind the office, but it is also on the main entry drive so there is tons of traffic in and out. I would stay here again but at these rates, not too long.
12/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very nice county park. First the good parts. The price is reasonable for a full hook up spot. Some rows are 50 amp. The sites are good size, and there are lots of places to walk the pets. They have more campground hosts than I have ever seen at any other park, but they keep it very clean. Lots of easy beach access not far from the campground. The not so good: The sites are dirt and can be muddy in the rain. They are also well worn and some are sloped a lot from one side to the other. Bring blocks. Satellite reception may be difficult due to the heavy tree canopy in many of the sites. It was winter so the bugs were not an issue. I stayed here again a week later and still loved it. I would stay here again.
12/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
There is a lot of good and not so good stuff about this resort. The good: nice managers, great views (when the tide is in), lots of charm, and close to town. Definitely the best park in the area. The down side: small sites, only 1 with 50 amp, the road runs about 30' behind your rig so noise can be an issue, no pool or spa, minimal space to walk a pet, all grass sites, and kind of isolated from any nearby amenities. The town itself is rustic to say the least. With only 5 RV spots, pre-planning is essential. I would stay here again.
12/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very nice park, but a park of this caliber should have all sites paved. We did not get the Passport America rate as it is not offered in their "busy" season. Nicely kept and well run operation. Was not very full when we were there, but the office said that they would be sold out after New Years. I would stay here again.
11/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
An OK park for an over night stay, but not much else. 90% of the park is permanent or long term residents. The transient spots in the front are extremely sloped, like 2' from back to front. We stopped here because we didn't want to unhook the tow car. We didn't have to, but with the hookups all the way at the back end of the site, sewer hook up was impossible. It would have taken a 50' run of hose that was all up hill. The interstate runs right at the back edge of the park; in fact, there is an access road onto the highway that has a chain across it so noise is loud and constant. The shower house was clean, but really old and worn. Oddly the shower house sits right next to a public driveway. It looked like neighborhood transients were using the showers. I would only stay here again if everything was full.
11/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our 3rd stay at this park. In the past I have rated it very low due to the condition of the sites. They were excessively sloped, in poor condition, and the roads were full of pot holes. This stay we managed to secure a site in the newer area closer to the office. The sites were still gravel but the roads are newer as are the hook ups. They were also much more level than the older section. Sadly the older section has not been updated. My rating is based on the newer section I stayed in, which is much smaller than the older section. This park is still in need of a total make over for most of the sites. I would stay here again, but only in the newer section.
11/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was a very nice County park. We liked the fact that the trees had been thinned out. It made for a better view of the lake. A boat ramp is available. Most sites do not have sewer hook ups, but the dump site is available. The park was nice but I found the surrounding area of Macon to be run down and in need of revitalization. I would stay here again.
11/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice park, but it is showing it's age. The sites are owned and then rented out when the owner is not present. However, there has been very little customization to the sites. Many of the cement pads were cracked and started to lift, as was ours. Some of the vegetation is a bit over grown and could use cutting back. The sites vary in size and shape. The entry to the park is very narrow for the size of the rigs that navigate the park. The on site restaurant is pricey but very good. The water front sites are few, and many are back in. That is a little self defeating if you have a motor home. A few of the sites have added hook ups to the opposite side of the site to allow motor homes to pull in and face the bay. There is a $15 increase in space rent for a water front site. One down side was that the no-see-ums were still out in force and being out at twilight was difficult. The boat ramp in the park was nice, but you have to go get the harbor master to remove a chain across the ramp both putting in or pulling out. I would stay here again.
11/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a Class A only park, on the order of an "Outdoor Resort" community. All of the sites are for sale, and some day will be all privately owned. As of now though just 17 sites are sold. The biggest draw back to this park is the distance from services (stores, restaurants, ect.). There is also a train track nearby that can be very loud when the trains go by on a regular basis. You can't see the train but you sure can hear it. The location on the lake is great, and they have their own boat launch in the park. The management is very friendly and accommodating. I would stay here again.
11/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice campground. It is a county owned RV park that is actually part of a bigger county park. The campground itself has no amenities other than what are for the hook ups for the RV's. However Just outside of the RV park is the rest of the county park with a playground area, horseback riding, and paddle boats. There are also many hiking and biking trails. The inside sites are next to a drainage culvert. Although the culvert is all grass and mowed, the sites slope backwards due to all being back ins. A motor home may have a problem lifting the back wheels high enough to get level. The other problem is that this campground closed for the winter on 11/13/10. It will re-open sometime next spring. I would stay here again.
11/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground was nearly sold out when we arrived. We were surprised being so late in the year. It is a nice campground although still fairly new. No shade trees to speak of, but not an issue at this time of year. The pads are gravel but fairly level. No defined patios at the sites, just a grass area. The owner was putting on a "camper appreciation" weekend while we were here. He supplied food on Saturday for the whole campground and a band played Bluegrass music. The park is still expanding and getting campers does not appear to be a problem. Close and easy location to explore Mt. Airy. I would stay here again.
11/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nice RV park with a friendly owner. The sites are gravel as well as a small patio. The sites have a fire ring and a patio table. Our biggest complaint was the lack of water pressure. Even though the park was nearly empty the water pressure was in the 30# range. It made for some difficulty taking showers. I used my water pump to increase the pressure enough for my wife to wash her hair. The park seems well maintained, and many of the sites surround a large grass area. I would stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is probably the nicest State park I have ever stayed in. The only reason it is not a "10" is that the RV patios are gravel and not paved. It is hard pack gravel though. Our Verizon air card worked well and satellite TV reception was easy. Free Shuttle service will take you to the lodge where a nice restaurant and tavern is open to enjoy. The lower number sites are more spacious than the higher numbers on the two loops. All sites have fire rings and picnic tables. Full hook ups at every site, and a nearby boat launch is available. I would definitely stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was the biggest KOA I have ever stayed in. Concerning some of the past reviews about paying a $5 a day "resort" fee. It does exist, but we did not have to pay it since our stay did not cover a weekend. And as for the out of level sites, there are definitely some. Interestingly, the most out of level sites were the ones in the center of the park that had cement patios. Since our preference is to have a patio if possible, selected one of them. And yes, I did need blocks to get level. The patio sites do not have the railroad ties on the low edges to level the pad. They are more on a sloped hill. The patio sites were nice as we had a heavy rain one night, and the site did not get muddy. The next weekend is Holloween, and there will be many events for families. I suspect that place will be jammed, and the "resort fee" will apply. Also a great location to visit local Civil War sites from. I would stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is one of the smallest KOA I parks I have ever stayed in. The sites are on the small side except for a few full length pull-throughs and are close together. The trees could also used trimmed back to make the narrow roads easier to navigate. Some of the sites are also not very level so bring blocks. It is centrally located to see the nearby historic sites. I was able to get Internet with a Verizon air card with an outside mounted antenna and amp. Other than that you will rely on the campground Wi-Fi which is not very strong. Cell phone service is fleeting at best. I was able to get satellite signal from the roof top satellite dish in one of the center sites. Diminished due to the trees though, in the 45 to 49 range on the signal meter. There are some activities for kids, though. The staff is friendly. When we first arrived it had been raining. The sites are gravel but only the parking pads. The rest is soft sticky dirt that turns into soft sticky mud when you add water. In the sun it was less of a problem. I would stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
A decent park with full hook ups, but a little pricey. The pads are concrete, and have a nice size concrete patio attached as well. The interior roads can be a little tight if you have a larger rig. Our 35' motorhome was tight in the corners. Anything past row #3 will be a challenge to get satellite reception. I managed but it took a while to find a hole in the tall trees. They have a fenced dog run but it is tucked back a corner so it's a bit of a walk to go there. Good location though to visit the "Historic Triangle" of Williamsburg, Jamestowne, and Yorktown. I would stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
I didn't come to this park expecting much other than a parking lot, and it was a close guess. There are full hook ups which was a plus. The sites are very close together though. The pads are paved but the rest of the site is soft sand and gets mushy in the rain. I knew that there was construction noise here which I was prepared for. What I wasn't prepared for was the 4:30 AM start times for the construction crew. After 2 days of it I called Delaware DOT and complained. It bumped up to around 6:00 AM after that. Better, but still too early for a populated area. The other big negative was the trash dumpsters. We arrived on a Monday and they were already partially full. By Friday they were over flowing onto the ground, and the park was no where near capacity. But the bad part was the stench from rotting fish parts in the trash. This is a popular place for fishermen to come to which is not a problem. But with no place to else to dump the remains of the days catch, the rotting fish parts make it nearly impossible to get within 50' of the dumpsters. If you decide to stay here, look at the campground map and select a site AWAY from the dumpsters.
10/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
I agree with a reviewer who stated that the sites are very close together. The sites near the front by the office tend to be for the over niter's and the rear sites are more seasonal. The front sites where we were are extremely close together. And one feature that was supposed to be a benefit was a detriment. The picnic benches take up quite a bit of space and have concrete bases that make them impossible to move. It made for dismal usable room in the site. The sites are mostly level, but dirt and gravel. The roads are paved but in dire need of resurfacing. The trees are also in need of trimming. A MH next to me had to back out of their site to avoid damage to the paint due to overhanging limbs. Not a bad park, but some upkeep is needed. I would stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park is not quite as bad as some of the reviews would indicate. However, realize what this park is. It is a place to park your RV to go to New York or New Jersey. Don't bring the kids and their scooters and expect to lay by the pool. This place obviously gets tons of business so they are not overly wrapped up over each guest. We called 3 times the week before we got in. When we did they took no credit card info or contact info. Just a name and gave us a reservation number. A large group had cancelled so there was no problem with a site. The biggest issue for us was getting here. The roads are bad, and the signs are worse. If you are driving a van it would probably be no problem, but a 35' rig with a tow car was a big problem. Take your time, get good maps (even our GPS had problems) and be prepared to make U turns if necessary. It is pricey for what you get, but you will get nothing cheaper within an hour of the city. And by the way, we could see the Statue of Liberty from our site!
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice state park. Sites in the Beachwood loop are paved. Very nice since it rained for 2 solid days while we were here. There is no sewer or water at sites. The dump station oddly is lower than the camping sites and right next to the lake. It partially flooded out during the rain storm. Our Verizon air card worked well here. The nightly rate reflected an average of $26 weekdays and $32 weekends. Pets are only allowed on some sites so check before you reserve. It was nearly empty while we were here, but the pet rules were still enforced. I would stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
The other issues raised by previous posters is still accurate. Lots and lots of rules, and fees to go along with them. Fortunately we had no children or visitors to pay for. When we checked in, there were brochures on the counter, and some in the rack on the wall. One stated no dogs allowed, and the other allowed dogs with an extensive list of about 15 prohibited breeds. Pet restrictions are also everywhere in the park. A small area in the lower section was allowed for walking dogs, but all the other loops had signs stating "no dogs past this point". That included any access to the lake. The odd part is this campground is a forest, there are no plants or shrubs to worry about! The sites are dirt and oddly shaped. We stayed here because our first choice was sold out. I doubt that we will return.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The previous posters were correct about this campground being quiet and wooded. But for a "10" rating I require more amenities. The sites are dirt and very close together. There is no grass and the trees are actually thick. Very little sun, and satellite is not possible. Water pressure was very poor. So poor that when I was showering in the morning my neighbor must have turned on the water because my pressure slowed to a trickle. The wife had to turn on our water pump so I could finish the shower. It's a nice campground, just not a "10" on my scale. The staff is very friendly however, and I would stay here again if I were in the area.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I liked this KOA but there are some issues to be dealt with. Probably the most notable is that some of the sites are very out of level. We were in site #112 and to level the coach our front tires were completely off the ground. The sites are also not very big. Due to the length of the site we were very close to the row of rigs behind us and we nearly touched the back of our neighbors rig (we have a 35' motor home). A few of the sites are lower than the road and one across the road was in 6" of standing water after a night of rain. None of the sites close to the water can have sewer. In fact no sewer sites are within 250' of the water. However all of the sites have at least a partial view of the water. A very nice dog run is fenced a gives them a chance to run and play off leash. It is a bit pricey here, but so are most KOA camp grounds. Good activities for kids though. I would stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice park and due to accepting Passport America for the first night of your stay was very will priced. The park is constantly near capacity. The sites are gravel and grass and fairly level. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a decent campground but larger rigs need to beware that the interior roads are very tight. We were in site #67 with a 35' rig and it was tricky getting out. The sites also vary in elevation and are not level. The combination of the two can make for a tough entry or exit from your site. The elevation differences in the sites and the roads can cause the rig to drag the ground while turning sharply. The sewer caps were random sized rocks and the water pressure was less than #40. The grounds are well kept and the staff was friendly. I would probably try somewhere else next time just because of the close quarters of the sites.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Large sites but are all grass. Can be soft and mushy when it rains. The roads are paved though. A large number of seasonal's though. There is also a significant amount of freeway noise. The staff was friendly, but was a little unsure of proper check in procedures. I would stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
The sites are dirt and gravel and fairly good size but not very level. Really tall trees required that I used a portable dish to get satellite signal. There is only one dump station for the whole park, even though the two loops are separated by quite a bit. That made for quite a line and extending dump time on a Monday. It is a good camp ground, but not a great one. I would stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
We only stayed in this park 1 night, and that was too long. It started upon check in when the office staff wanted all adults and children to wear wrist bands to be on site. What? When pressed why this was necessary, they said that they get people wandering in off the street. What? This place is in the middle of no where, set back off the road, and gated. Paranoia was running amok. When being led to our site the staff member took us through a series of turns that we barely made without hitting objects or other vehicles. We requested a pull through for one night and didn't want to unhook the tow car. We were led to a space between two trailers and a large tree with over hanging branches into the site. When I complained to the staff in the golf cart he became visibly rattled. This was in light of the fact that the entire row behind us was empty pull through's with no trees. Most stayed empty all night. The sites are soft dirt and the levelers on the motorhome sunk. The 30 amp electric was poor and my electric meter rested in the red "low voltage" area all night. We were given strict orders not to use a "reel" leash, and only walk the dog to and from the dog walk, not around the park. Thus my rating of not a pet friendly park. Several trees in the park, both on the entry roads and exit roads are growing into the roads with no attempts to trim them. If you have a motorhome, navigating the roads without scratching up your rig is no easy feat. Another surprise was waiting for me in the bathrooms. There is no ventilation of any kind, which turns the bathrooms into a sauna. The shower stalls are growing mold in all the corners from the lack of fresh air to circulate and in some places a poor attempt was made at painting over the mildew with shoddy results. The bathroom supplies, like the toilet paper and paper towels are damp and shred when touched from the moisture in the air. The sinks only have cold water, and the press down and hold faucets so you can't wash both hands or splash your face with both hands at the same time. I have stayed in and reported on hundreds of camp grounds, and this one is among the worst. I have stayed in Jellystone campgrounds many times before with positive experiences. I don't know what happened here. The only reason this was rated a "2" instead of a "1" is because the river running next to the park is nice. I will never stay here again, and recommend that you don't either.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The other posts here are accurate, there are just not much in the way of amenities. The sites are paved with small sections widened out for patios. The back ins have very small grass areas between the sites, 4' to 6' wide. The bath house is clean but old. There is no pool or club house. The owner is friendly and maintains the property. There is traffic noise from the busy street out front, but it is not overwhelming. The park may be priced better than others in the area, but for what you get it is not a deal at this price. I would stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice well kept park, but there are a few things that I would require for a 10 rating. The roads and sites are paved, but there are no patios. Also there is a industrial plant of some sort next door. There is a constant low "hum" from whatever machinery is being used, and that is 24/7. It is not loud enough to be uncomfortable but it is easier to hear at night when it is quiet. The laundry is large and new, but it is also public. A large sign in front advertises the public laundry. I would stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Average amenities for a KOA park. The owners are friendly and try to take good care of the park. However, they need an infusion of cash to invest to improve the overall look of the park. The sites are level but are mostly fine white dirt. The gravel on the roads is sparse so any traffic puts up a cloud of dust in the air. Likewise when it rains the lack of gravel makes mud. Lots of trees but satellite signal was still possible. Our Verizon air card worked well, but the park does offer WiFi. It is pricey for what you get, but fairly average for KOA prices. I would stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
A decent park for an over night stay. It has potential but needs some money put into it to improve the amenities. For example: there are no fire rings just a circle on the dirt where people build ground fires. Very few sewer connections are available in the park. Staff was friendly. I would stay here again, just not an extended stay.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent campground and the location is good. I need more amenities for a 10 rating though. The pads are sparse gravel and dirt, and there is no sewer hook up. The sites are oddly set up though. The pad is kind of centered in the space, but the electrical and water hook ups are at the edge. You will need long hoses and electrical cord to hook up. And by parking on the pad you will have 20+ feet on your back side. On the patio side, your neighbors electrical post is very close to your door. The views are nice and the water is close. There is a boat ramp right next to the park. I would stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
The park is basic but decent. The sites are large but not much in the way of trees or greenery. Sites are dirt and gravel, and the 50 amp sites are sprinkled around and not a lot of them. Some of the 50 amp sites do not have sewer. The pool is large and the staff is friendly. They accept Passport America for the first night of stay, then will give the 10% Good Sam discount for the remainder of the stay. There are several stores and conveniences close by. Large rigs are no problem. I would stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is a long way from everything and everywhere. The park itself is decent and the West campground has some paved sites. The East campground sites are much smaller. We had 30 amp electric. No cell or internet service available. The welcome center in town has internet as do a few of the restaurants. You need to drive up a hilly road in order to get cell service. The only store in town is thin for food supplies, so bring what you need with you.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Has 50 amp electric with water faucets at various places throughout the park. The sites are gravel and dirt. Some are a bit out of level, so bring blocks. Has lake view sites. Is reasonably close to town and services. I would stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The price is reasonable for what you get, but there are some issues. We were here a week in hot muggy weather. The power in the park, and the town, failed regularly. We would lose power every day several times during the day, and one day it was off for over 4 hours. Weekends are jammed with families and kids. Some sites have paved patios and some do not. We had some severe weather while we were here, so the paved sites were nice. I would stay here again but during the week is better.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a good park but not a great park. What the previous posters mentioned about the staff is accurate. However, the sites are a little on the small side and are mostly sandy dirt and gravel. Add a light rain and things get pretty muddy quick. No patios are provided but there are picnic tables. Some sites are a bit out of level so bring blocks. The campground itself is very tight turning through the roads. We have a 35' MH and found the roads narrow. Overall the place was nice but we felt that it was overpriced for what you got. The daily rate we paid reflected a 10% discount. Although I would stay here again, I would check around the area for different accommodations.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good over nighter. Easy on easy off the freeway. The sites are dirt and gravel, mostly dirt. A heavy rain while we were here, underscored that fact. The staff was nice and helpful. They were out early the next morning cleaning up the debris after the storm. I would stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The sites are dirt and gravel with grass. Large sites with lots of space between rigs. Some trees are large and provide good shade but can obstruct satellite reception. I needed to use a remote dish. The electric was 50 amp but the water hookups are "community" for 3 sites. You may need 50' to 75' feet of hose to get water. The price is great for the size of sites. I would stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is nice but over priced for what you get. The sites are firmly packed gravel but still turned mushy in the rain. There are new hookups in the new lower area, and fresh grass sod between the sites. The heavily wooded area is where the seasonal guests are placed. Lots of standing water and mosquitoes while we were here. The owner is very nice and helpful. I would check out other parks in the area before coming back to these prices.
07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
A decent state park but not great. Some sites can be very out of level. It had rained prior to our arrival and some of the lower sites were quite muddy. A good location to explore Macinaw Island from however. The price we paid does not reflect the "car fee" that is charged for entering MI state parks. We had bought a annual pass earlier that is a much better value if you go to a MI park more than once. I would stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice park as the other posters have said, but there is a little weirdness here. It calls itself a Class A only park, but the first thing you see pulling in, is an entire section of Fifth wheels and class C rigs. Apparently they are attempting to make it a Class A only park through attrition. Another odd thing is that are NO trash cans anywhere in the park. So if you have pet waste you have to carry it back to your site with you. That includes the dog park. No pick up bags, trash cans, or water for the dogs. It almost feels a little too sterile. Not a bad park, but pricey. I would look around before coming back again.
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a fabulous park in every sense. Well maintained, well appointed, and friendly staff too. The spaces are large, the pads are cement and the roads paved. A large clean pool and spa tops it off. I will definitely stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park was OK, but for the money I would expect more. We paid a discounted rate for a five day stay. We stayed 4 days and got the 5th day free. The sites are very close together but fortunately no one was ever next to us. The disappointment was due to the lack of amenities. Few of the sites have patios, a feature that is important to us. Yet we were charged for a premium site that was a 50 amp, pull through. Nothing but grass to step out on and the part of the pad is dirt and gravel. The premium site also has a a small dirt area for your tow car. I drove the park and picked a site with a partial concrete pad for the MH and a brick patio with 30 amp service. That turned out to be cheaper than the site with no patio! Only a few sites have a full concrete pad and patio. Frequent rains during my stay made me appreciate the patio. This is a very family oriented park with lots of activities for kids. We did laundry while here and found the washers to be pricey at $2.75 a load. Two of the four dryers didn't work and we needed a refund from the office. The staff is friendly and seemed helpful, and the location is close to the attractions in town. At full price I may not stay here again but would rather look for other alternatives elsewhere.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
A decent state park and the rates were fair. However, the nightly fee indicated does not include an $8 per night camping fee. We opted for the $29 annual pass. The sites were good size but sandy and very soft in places. We had to turn the motor home sideways in the site to find some ground that would support our jacks. Sites can also be very out of level, depending on which end of the loop your site is. The sites closest to the access road are sloped more that the opposite end. Bring blocks! We also had some heavy rain during our stay. The end sites at the low end had a flooding issue. The other choice in this area for camping is a private resort up the street but for a lot more money and small spaces. I would stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
A good KOA but not great. Staff was friendly and the sites were roomy. Pads were gravel and a bit uneven. Sites were pull through and easy to get into. Had all the usual "kid friendly" items. I would stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Large sites with lots of grass. We stayed in a deluxe site that had a patio which we use for workouts. The staff was friendly and helpful. The negative would be that while most of the roads are in decent shape, some spots need fresh gravel. We had some severe weather while we were here and moved sites the last night in case the stream that runs through the middle of the property flooded over it's banks. A few of the sites got pretty flooded that were close to the stream. The laundry had 7 washers and 6 dryers and all worked well. The pool looked clean and well kept. I would stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pretty much your standard Casino RV park. A lot like a parking lot, has minimal amenities. It's easy in and easy out to park, but the side to side slope on the sites can be considerable. TT or 5ver may need several blocks on one side. There is a lot of slope for drainage, as when it rains, it really rains. Oddly, the casino closes from 6AM to 8AM every day. The day we were here, a computer problem crashed all the slot machines in the casino for an entire day. Only the table games were open. Close to the arch and downtown for sightseeing. I would stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is not a bad park, it just is not a great park. The sites are dirt and gravel and the grass between them is sparse at best. All of the sites are "Jack and Jill" so you and your neighbor look at each other. If you both have an awning out, they will nearly touch. The current bridge construction next to the park, creates daily construction noise. They are adding another bridge over the river, so it will be a lengthy project. The metal plates that are being used as part of the construction over the existing bridge make a loud "bang/bang" every time a car drives over it, which is mostly all night. The town of Branson is unique and worth a visit, but the traffic here is horrible at nearly any hour of the day or night. Single lanes of traffic with little or no traffic controls make driving a frustrating experience and the public transportation is non existent. I would need a really good reason to return to the area because of the poor traffic routes in the area.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
A very nice, city owned park with full hook ups. Some of the sites were very tree covered, which may be an issue for larger rigs. Some of the road side trees in the loop had grown into the road. They had one washer and dryer available, but for some unknown reason the host pad-locked them and never reopened them for use. As stated earlier the water hookups are quite far apart, so you will need at least 50' of hose to hook up, and a water "Y" may be necessary to share a faucet with your neighbor. Very inexpensively priced however. I would stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed in the West Overlook campground which is the closest one to the lake. The sites are large and paved, but the patio's are dirt. The shower room is small for the amount of sites, with just 2 shower stalls for the loop. We were also here over Memorial day weekend. The lake was packed with watercraft. The lake is not very wide, so during peak usage it can be extremely rough water. The biggest negative for the lake was the lack of any type of water patrols by the rangers. There was actually a fatality on the lake on Sunday night. In spite of the unfortunate accident, this is a very nice park. I would stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A great Colorado State park. We extended our stay a few days because we liked it so much. Has paved sites and road, and lots of grass. The lake and bike trails provide lots of different activities. This park used to charge an entry fee for every vehicle into the park. So if you had a motor home and a car, the car was an additional charge. They got so many complaints that they dropped the fee for the extra vehicle the first of this year. Now you fill out a separate sheet of paper for your towed car and you get a free pass for your toad. If you choose to extend your stay, you can only extend 2 days at a time. However, you are not charged the entry fee again, just the camping fee. Great place, I will stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park was "fair" for a KOA. The owner is very nice and is trying to improve the park, but a lot more work is needed. The sites are mostly dirt with a few rocks, just like the roads. The water pressure is only fair, about 45# at the faucet. If someone is next to you the pressure really drops. Put water in your holding tank and use your on board pump to get a decent shower. The laundry room was just refurbished so the machines all work well. The pool looked to be closed during our visit, although we did not try to use it. Many of the sewer connections are too high for the level of the site making the dumping process a bit tricky. I would stay here again if I were going back to Great Sand Dunes National Park.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not a bad park, just not a real remarkable one. I stayed here one other time and didn't realize it until I was here. The sites are long so we didn't have to unhook the toad. Has gravel sites with small concrete patios. The staff was friendly. I would stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
I was not impressed with this KOA. The sites are mostly dirt and sparse gravel, as are the roads. The pull through sites are narrow and cramped. The back in sites are much larger. Many of the residents in the park are in old, tired looking rigs and it matches the overall look of the campground. The volunteers working the park are friendly helpful. If I were in the area again I would look for other options.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park could be a KOA if it wanted to. The owner has worked hard to provide all of the family amenities. The sites are incredibly long and will fit any length RV or combination easily. The sites are not real wide, about 15' to the next RV. But the owner will skip sites when placing RV's if he has the room. The sites are gravel but very firmly packed. I was able to put jacks down and didn't dent the pad. Nice grass between the sites, but the trees between the sites young and still small. The perimeter trees are mature and large though. Was minor traffic noise from the highway, but no problems sleeping. I would stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very nice new park with walkways to the lake, a large boat launch, and terrific views of Lake Powell. The desert landscape is nice, but grass between the sites would make this place a 10. Our Verizon air card worked great, very fast. If the wind is blowing, the site you have may make a difference on your entry door getting slammed by the wind. If you have the ability to check your site first and make a change if possible is a good idea. We had a boat and went out on the lake. Outstanding boating! I would stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is nice, like other class A only parks I have stayed in. And like some others some of the rules are a little over the top. Like you are not allowed to tow your tow vehicle into the park, you must unhook outside. The same applies when you leave. Overall the park is nice. Just a little stuffy.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The other reviews are accurate, but this is a typical casino RV park. Asphalt sites with river rock spaces in between. In 10 years the trees will be big enough for shade. There are some surrounding grass areas to walk the pets. The casino has all the usual amenities. The price is very good however. The park is close to the road, but the noise is not excessive. The hotel and casino is new, but small. For the gamblers there are lots of penny and nickel slots, but the crap table didn't open until 4 PM. There was a small poker room. I would stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
The other posters were right about the views. However, if you have been to Brice Canyon, Zion, or Arches parks, this is more of the same, and the others offer more activities to do and see. We found the park nice, but you are far removed from anything else here. There are facilities here, stores, gas, and the like, but all are pricey because you have no options. A tour of the valley is offered for $40 a person. That gets you a ride in the back of an open pick up truck with bench seats. We chose to drive it ourselves for $5 a person. We have a Jeep, but we saw many Class "C" rental RV's on the trail! I wouldn't recommend it though, there are some pretty rocky rough spots. The park is OK, the roads are narrow but passable. Larger rigs may have issues making the turns. There is little vegetation, so wind creates monster dust storms. This is not a bad place, just not a great one.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
A very nice park, as many in Utah are. The road in is paved, the sites are dirt. The electric at the sites works well, no water or sewer at the site though. The biggest negative with the park would be the dump station. There are two dumping spots, but the drains are only in the middle of the two sites. Therefore you would have to reverse direction to effectively dump two units at one time. There are no signs to indicate this so in the busy morning hours when several people are trying to dump there can be confusion. Patience is a virtue here. Ranger programs were offered every night; some were better than others. Still a nice effort by the staff. I would stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice high desert campground. We looked at all the choices in the area via this site and Hilltop was the best. It is new so the owners are still building things. One thing was a little confusing. Nearly all the sites in the park point North, except the back row, sites 42-47 where over-nighters would park. This row faces South. We pulled in North because that was the direction all the other rigs were parked. The owners didn't say anything, and just wished us a pleasant stay (we were already parked and hooked up). I would stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is in an older part of town, but we never felt danger of any kind. The park borders a golf course so the view is pleasant for being in a urban setting. The patios are large and the pads are gravel but firmly packed. Lots of grass around for pets to use. Many seasonal residents but the park is very clean and uncluttered. Close to attractions and easy to get to. One suggested improvement may be a gated entrance to provide the feeling of security. I would stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This rate reflects the Passport America rate, even though when we called to reserve we were told that the rate was not honored until May. A great overnight stop. Has concrete pads and full easy hookups. They even offered a continental breakfast which was very good. The biggest problem with this park is they have very few overnight sites. Many seasonal sites keep the place full, a nice problem to have I'm sure. We saw 3 or 4 rigs pull in and leave right away due to no available space. For the amount of seasonal RV'ers here, the place was clean, neat, and uncluttered. I would stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
I was not overly impressed with this park. It has been raining off and on and the park looked like a swamp with asphalt pads. Some of the pads were completely surrounded with 6" of standing water. Hooking up was dicey and muddy. The pads are skinny and slope to the rear which can be a real problem in a MH with brakes at the rear wheels. I angled the MH diagonally on the pad to reduce some of the unevenness of the pad. Bring blocks!
02/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This would be a 10 rated park except for the construction going on right next to our site. Much equipment noise started at 7 AM. Other than that among the office staff, one young man, was the most helpful and knowledgeable staff member I have ever seen! He provided us with a variety of information on the local attractions, and also has made up a sheet of his personal favorites as far as restaurants ect. as he grew up in the area. He is a most impressive young man. The owners take pride in their resort and it shows. This park is highly recommended.
02/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Big sites, but someone in the site next to me was apparently storing an RV as we never saw anyone show up. A long elevated walking platform through the swamp area was a nice way to look for wildlife. The sites are soft sand and can be a problem if it rains. We did see a pair manatee in the pond area that is off limits to people at this time of year due to the manatee presence. I would stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
An older park with some awkward shaped spaces and tight turns. There are shared electrical posts which mean that every other post is on the wrong side. Have a good long extension cord. We took the park tour with the ranger which was informative but not real exciting. A decent park, but not remarkable. I would stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a good example of "location, location, location". This over priced KOA would be barley acceptable anyplace else in the country. The sites are gravel and not sloped correctly for drainage. Flooded sites were common during the rains. The spaces are jammed together with little room moving around. Hooks ups are difficult due to height of sewer connection and distance from site. Extra sewer extensions are a must. The no-see-um's were thick most days leaving both the wife and I bit to pieces despite liberal applications of bug repellent. Long pants and sleeves are your best defense. Having the pub is nice, but some of the local talent that performs is marginal at best. State parks in the area are a much better value, though can be hard to get into. The prices range in the $110 to $130 per day range, and no weekly or monthly rates are offered. The staff is friendly, but can be aloof when it comes to answering the phone or returning a voice mail. They basically have so much business, they don't worry too much about being responsive to callers. Most reservations are made through the KOA 800 number. There is a decent marina and place to launch a boat. Stay here if you must, just be prepared to pay a lot, and lower your standards.
01/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
A decent park but could use some updating. Many sites are very soft sand, so bring your boards for your jacks. It was rainy when we stayed so the bugs were intense when the wind stopped blowing. Also the smell of decomposing vegetation is overwhelming right after a rain. Smells like rotten eggs. The water is within 8-10' of the campsites during high tide. Several campers anchored boats in front of their sites out in the ocean. Boats were 40-50 yards from shore, but you could still walk out to your boat in knee deep water. I might stay here again.
01/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
One of the best state campgrounds in the Keys. All that is missing is sewer hook ups and paved sites. Very nice and well maintained park. Our site was freshly raked before we arrived. Our site had a large 25'X25' attached picnic or tenting area. Sites are large and deep enough for larger rigs. Some rules are rather restrictive, probably due to the park being so new. No fires are allowed except in BBQ's, and no washing out of boats anywhere in the park. No boat launch in park for anything motorized. A soft dirt beach was available for kayak's or canoe's. Very nice overall. I would stay here again.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an extremely nice state park. Most sites are double wide size and are surrounded by a ring of greenery. The showers are in excellent condition. Some sites are right on the ocean and have spectacular views. Like the previous poster said, the only thing that would make this park better would be sewer hook ups. I will stay here again.
01/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a decent state park in the Keys but does need some serious updating. Many of the sites are narrow due to plant overgrowth. The right side of the campground as you pull in has a marsh area that borders the sites. A perfect breeding ground for no-see-ums and mosquito's. The boating in the area is great. Many small channels in the "Mangrove" trees for kayaks. One disgusting element was the boat launch. The recent freezing weather caused several fish to die. Not the fault of the campground, but no effort was made to remove any of the dead rotting fish from the launch area. I nearly slipped and fell while pulling the boat out on half a dead rotting fish. There are 2 washers and dryers available. Another camper in the park told us that this location will not be available next year as it is scheduled to be updated, including sewer hook ups. I hope so, it needs it. I would stay here again.
01/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park has been highly rated, but I'm not sure why. This is not a bad park, but it is in dire need of updating and maintenance. To say that the sites are overgrown is an under statement. The park has a jungle like feel, and there is evidence everywhere of campers ripping branches from trees and shrubs in order to fit into a site. The roads are narrow and difficult to navigate for larger rigs. My 32' MH was barely able to back into a site. Trimming a few palms was necessary to avoid destroying my paint job. The site was very soft sand in spots. While trying to level one corner a few inches, my jack along with the wood block was pushed 6" into the soft sand. The volunteers at the park try hard to maintain what is there, but they are simply not equipped to deal with work on that scale. The restrooms while clean, are very old and in need of updating. Hot water in the showers ran out quickly. It may be a matter of taste, some people called the sites private, I call it "cave like". The tour at the park is top notch and the ranger did an excellent job. I would pass this park next time unless some agressive site maintenance was undertaken.
01/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice Florida state park. The sites are packed dirt and gravel. There was a record cold front the days that we were here, and some of the water pipes burst closing down the mens room and washer facility. No fault of the park staff though, they all worked hard to maintain a comfortable situation. There is a learning center here for elementary age children though we saw none during our stay. The location is very close to Ocala down town area. It did have a drawback one night though. A helicopter drew us outside late one night. It turned out that the police were looking for a criminal that escaped on foot through the park! It didn't last long though, he either got away, or they caught him. Lots of rangers and police paroling around, we still felt safe. I would stay here again.
01/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
A very nice state park. The RV pads are hard pack dirt and gravel. The museum is nice, but rather small. Various small crafts shops, but most were not open during our stay. The gift shop was open however, and now has Wi-Fi available. Lack of sewer hook ups inhibit the length of stay. I would stay here again.
12/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This state park is amazing well kept. The amenities all work well and the sites are a good size. The only reason this park is not a 10 is the slight distance from the beach, and no hot tub to go with the pool. Regardless, this is a terrific on Florida Panhandle. I will stay here again!
12/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed at this park as it was the best we could find in the area. As other posters have said, it is clean with a lot of permanents living there. The park itself is not that remarkable, and fairly homely. The sites are gravel, and it had been raining prior to our arrival. This made the pads soft, and my jacks sunk in the dirt. There is a children play area that looks new. The dog run is large, but it turned out that the biggest offender to their rules was the park management. My wife was stuck in the dog yard with our much older geriatric dog while a large unleashed Lab charged the fence and tried to get in to get to our dog. When it could not reach our dog, it lost interest after a while. It retreated to a nearby camping site and left a large pile of mess in the middle of the grass. The owner then emerged from the office (the park manager or owner) and called the unleashed dog back to her. Needless to say the dog mess was not picked up. The laundry room is small, two washers and dryers. Most sites are long enough to pull through and not unhook your toad if you choose. This is a good park for an over nighter, but watch your pets.
12/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is the second year in a row that we have stayed here. The first thing we encountered was there was so much leaf debris on the site, we couldn't find the pad. After we swept off the pad it was extremely out of level, side to side. If you are in a TT or 5ver you may need lots of blocks to get level. The pads and roads are cracked, potholed and in poor shape. When we were leaving and we tried to dump, the sewer over flowed and backed up. When we arrived the campground was nearly empty. When we left it was nearly full and the sewer was easily overwhelmed. On several sites water was backing up and flowing across the road. It is apparent that little to no money that the campground generates is being but back into the park. It has the possibility of being a top notch park, but it will take an influx of cash to bring it back. We paid an employee rate, bit even at that price it was difficult to deal with. I would look around the area before I came back here again.
12/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very well described in the other posts. There is no camp host in this campground. It is an honor system kind of like a pay parking lot. Easy in and easy out with a lot of stores nearby. I would stay here again.
12/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Cement pads and good interior roads were just right for a really rainy day. The casino is nice and well kept. Park staff is friendly and helpful. The laundry is nice, but a little small. I would stay here again.
12/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice park and the owners are really nice. The cement pads are a little worn, but useable. There is a really nice Fireman's Memorial on the property. There is some road noise from a major road in front of the park. The laundry facilities were adequate, but the room itself is a little small. The office has a nice little gift shop and a separate room for RV parts and supplies. Small but well stocked. The Wi-Fi works great. Located close to several attractions in Shreveport. I would stay here again.
12/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
The other reviews were right on. A nice new park, excellent restrooms and a nice laundry. Big sites and easy hook ups. This would be a ten if there were a few trees between the sites. Right now it is just grass. The spa and pool are great, but the pool is not overly large. The spa is attached to the pool but has a rock ledge to separate the two. Good Wi-Fi is available, but our Verizon air card worked well. Very friendly staff. I would stay here again.
12/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Good over nighter. Lots of permanent residents, but was clean overall. Mature trees, nice large fenced in dog park.
12/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park is OK for an over nighter, or if you need something from Camping World, which is right in front of the park. Flat dirt, no views or greenery for that matter. Looks kind of like a storage lot. I felt it was over priced for what it offered. I would look elsewhere if I were staying for more than a night.
12/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Another great State park, and a good value. This park had a rock hot tub available, although we didn't have the opportunity to use it. Several hiking trails, we walked one that was a easy hike and about 1.5 miles long. Well marked and a great view of the surrounding area. We had internet from our Verizon air card. We would stay here again.
12/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
A beautiful desert campground. Well maintained and a great value. Close to the lake there will be more flying gnats at dusk. Minor inconvenience considering the view. At this time of year the campground was nearly empty. The camping rates were going up the next day to $25 per night. Still a great value. I would stay here again.
11/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here for Thanksgiving and the park was sold out. The asphalt roads are in fair condition as were the RV pads, but the electrical pedestals are new and provide great power. The nights were cold and we ran a portable electric heater all night with no power issues. The rest of the park could use a face lift, but it is very adequate. The surrounding scenery is outstanding and the park is close to several services in the village. A Verizon air card worked well for internet access. Cell signal was good as well. I would stay here again.
11/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park has all the expected hook ups, but is very plain and unimpressive. We are not big gamblers so the casino was not a draw for us. There is a 24 hour Wal-Mart across the street, which is both positive and negative. Good laundry facilities. Odd hook ups for sewer, if there is only one using the hook up, the other side is open to the air. In warm weather it would be pretty nasty. We moved sites and paid $8 per night extra to get a pull through. The back ins are side to side, and although supposed to be 32' long and double wide, if your neighbor has a tow vehicle or a towed car you will both be jammed into your space. This park is OK, but there are better choices.
11/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here in season and on a Thursday the park was sold out. There were other campgrounds in the area though. No a lot of amenities, but it was expected in this location. The visitors center is nice and offers free Wi-Fi. The signal isn't strong so you most likely won't be able to pick it up from the campground. Furnace Creek Inn is nearby and has a very nice restaurant, although pricey. I would stay here again.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
An incredible state park in the middle of the California State Coast Redwood tree forest. Sites are limited to about 33' in length due to the abundance of old growth redwood trees. Many are over 100' tall. Many other forested places to visit nearby. This park is also next door to the visitor center. Forget satellite reception, the trees are so heavy it's impossible. But somehow I never had time to be bored. Picnic tables and fire pits at each site. All are roomy, even though the park roads are "snug". A highly recommended state park. However take note, NO dump station is available at this park. The restroom and shower facilities are immaculate however.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
A very nice well maintained State Park. The sites are large, and all are back in. A boardwalk takes you out to the ocean with spectacular views of the rocky coast line, and a tide pool area for exploring. Sites had fire pits and picnic tables. Lots of room to ride bikes. Highly recommended!
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A very nice California State Beach but basic in that there are no hookups. Beautiful views and easy beach access. We had some stiff winds while we were there that inhibited a lot of outside time. Otherwise it would have been a great. I would stay here again.
05/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This was a good location for an over nighter. The sites are gravel, but many have large shade trees. This is no longer a Passport America or GoodSam discount location, but the prices are very fair anyway. Very nice friendly staff.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We came here to meet friends that were new RVers so we stayed in a "buddy" site. It was perfect for the reason we were here. One site is a pull in, and the other is a back in. That puts your awnings facing each other and you share a common grassy area. The location is perfect to visit the many wineries in the area. The park is well maintained and the staff is friendly and helpful. We had a view site that looked at the surrounding hills, but directly below was the RV storage area. A row of well placed hedges would have solved the problem.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is strictly primitive camping in front of the ocean. The roaring surf drowns out most of the sounds from the nearby road. We watched the dolphins play in the surf each day at about dusk. Signs warning of theft were posted, but we had no problems, and did not see any evidence of issues. All sites are first come first serve all the time. Folks were mostly friendly and respectful. I will stay here again.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a parking lot style campground, but you are on the beach. However, the sites are tight and the road noise from Pacific Coast Highway right next to the campground washes out the sound of the ocean. The local bird population was flourishing when we were there, and bird droppings covered everything. Oh, and don't plan on checking in early, the 2 PM check in time is strictly enforced. In fact the rules can be so rigid they can border on silly. We had unhooked the tow car from the Motorhome before we got to the check in gate because we knew that the campground was small and busy with one road in the middle. I followed the wife to the check in kiosk in the MH. The state employee at the kiosk (a fairly young man) wanted us to rehook the tow car to the motorhome to drive through the gate! We eventually talked him out of it, convincing him that we would just drive through and have to unhook prior to getting to the space anyhow. Good place to enjoy the beach never the less. I would camp here again.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A "cozy" little park, but a great location for seeing the attractions around downtown Long Beach. A long well developed bike path is right outside the front gate of the park and goes along the water front. The sites are tight in the park, and tough to park your tow car or truck if towing an RV. The road is paved but all the sites are dirt. Many permanent residents have covered the dirt with astro turf. The office staff was extra friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our site was fairly narrow, as were most of the sites. We had a glimpse of the ocean but could only hear passing traffic. The sunsets were spectacular though. It has mild coastal temps and is close to stores and services. This is a good summer get away, but plan early as this location fills up fast.
04/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Paved sites, no sewer. Some sites are very un-level. The grass is watered every night, even in the rain. Some of the areas were quite muddy. During this trip the local Peacocks were mating. Loud screechs could be heard all through the night. Interesting to look at during the day, but tough to sleep at night.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Decent size sites, the ones that back up to the grassy area are best. Sites are gravel and dusty. Large area for kids to ride bikes and play. Nice in April, but would be hot in summer.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Don't get to this park too early, the 2 PM check in is strictly enforced (by grumpy volunteers). The state rangers are quite friendly. Dry camping, but spectacular views. The sites vary in size, so large rigs need to select carefully. We were on an ocean side site. The row not on the ocean may have no views due to larger rigs parked in front.
03/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed here many times, but this was our first time not in a "preferred" site. We couldn't help but notice that the attention of the maintenance staff has slipped. The sites are minimally cared for, and the hookups are difficult to use. The management of the park needs to look around and realize that many other parks are offering a lot more for a lot less money.
03/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
We stayed here for 2 weeks, and had originally planned on a month. We changed our minds. The park has some real potential with a handful of sites having a nice view of Bonelli resevoir. However, since our last stay about 9 months ago a significant number of long term residents have moved in. Their sites are cluttered with thrift store furniture and broken knic-knacks. The park is taking on a distinctive low income property feel. On my "B" loop, there were several old RV's that were literally held together with duct tape and rope, disputes among the residents were common, and despite the myriad of posted rules, quads and scooters raced around and through the sites without reprisal. If you get a preferred site with a view of the resevior this would be OK for a weekend, but longer than that forget it.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a spectacular RV resort in every sense of the word. The sites are great, some are very well appointed with entertainment centers, wet bars and out door lighting. The sites are privately owned, and then rented out by the park when the owner is not there. Several are for sale at various price levels. It must be noted that this park is for class A coaches ONLY. I am not sure if an age limit on the age of the coach is imposed, but I did not see many older rigs in the park. Well appointed grounds, 3 pools, chipping golf course, and a full club house with restaurant. One irritation was the laundry. The machines are card operated by a cash card you have to buy for $5. Then you load the cash card with money in $5, $10, or $20 dollars at a time. You swipe the card on the card reader on each machine which deducts the required fee. No change or refund is given for money left on the card. If you lived there for extended period of time this situation would work fine. But we were there for about 5 days and it would have been a waste of money. We went to a laundry in town. Some of the resident guests are quite disturbed buy the frequent sounds of "pickle ball" being played on the tennis courts for hours on end on most days. If you are noise sensitive, try for a spot away from the club house. I would stay here again.
02/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
A very nice park to experience the Southwest, or to stay for a season. It is well positioned to access many nearby attractions. With Passport America, the rates are great. The biggest downside to us for this park is the entire sites are 1/2 inch gravel. You will need a good size rug to give you a comfortable outside space. The pets may have a difficult time walking on the gravel. The maintenance is top notch and the staff is friendly. One other downside is the lack of water pressure. I had #30 pounds on the gauge where the water enters the RV. I had to run my on board water pump pulling water from my fresh tank to have sufficient pressure to shower. It could have been due to the park being mostly full. I will stay here again.
02/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice KOA and well maintained. We stayed in a view site which looks out on the city lights. Very nice at night. The sites and roads are all small gravel. A patio pad would have made this park a 9. Nice laundry facilities. There are some residences just below the park boundary, some are run down trailers. One minor irritation of mine, my site, #16, has the sewer connection too high, about 10" out of the ground. It made hooking up a bit of a challenge. Good KOA over all, I would stay here again.
02/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very nice State Park. One of the few that has full hook ups at the site. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel. Metal shade structure at each site. No laundry facilities. The rate does not include a $3 per person per night entry fee. The fee is waived if you have a Yearly Park Pass. The pass is $60 a year. Worth it if you plan on visiting other parks throughout the year. I would stay here again.
02/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is one of the nicest parks we have seen. What makes it really remarkable is all that they offer for the price. Their restroom facilities rivaled any 5 star hotel. All roads and pads are concrete, and the grass area between the sites is large and well kept. The attitudes of the staff is top notch and they really cater to the guests. If there is a negative connected to this park, it would be the narrow streets that you have to navigate to get here. Not the fault of the park in any sense, just a fact. When you turn off the main road it is about a mile to get to the park though a residential neighborhood. Drive carefully.
02/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We just made an over night stay here. It has a lot of the amenities of most KOA parks, but the difference here was the attitudes of the staff. Very friendly and helpful from the first moment we arrived. Their WI-FI worked good, which was great since our Verizon air card couldn't get good signal in a roaming area. Good pull throughs so we didn't have to unhook the toad. Dirt and gravel roads and sites. I would stay here again.
02/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is an OK stopover park. The office staff was friendly, though they did get easily frustrated on a simple change request. They also would not honor our Passport America because we were within 3 weeks of MardiGras. The sites are gravel and dirt, but fairly level. No trees or vegetation to speak of, and the I-10 is quite close and the noise is always present. There is no scenic aspect to the park, and one end is bordered by a multi-story Motel 8 that looks directly down onto the campground. I would stay here again, but only if no other place was available.
02/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
A decent park to stay in to explore Mobile. While the owner is very accommodating, the park has some issues. The sites are made up of large sharp gravel. Hard for pets to navigate. The park is located in a residential area, and is wide open to the passing road traffic. The area is a bit seedy, so for supplies it's best to drive a few exits down the freeway. Traffic noise and a near by airport make for some steady background noise. There are many permanent residents, some in park models. It is fairly priced for what is supplied.
02/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good place for an over nighter. Very long sites permitted pulling in without unhooking the toad. Good laundry facilities. Close to the interstate so lots of road noise but tolerable. I would stay here again.
02/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nice state park, and the fees are reasonable. The sites are gravel and sand and are a decent size. The bugs got to be tedious, most the time you couldn't see them (tiny) but they bit. The facilities on the island are sparse, and you will need to drive off the island to find any real grocery stores. Wi-Fi signal was weak due to the distance and surrounding trees. We used a Verizon air card with an exterior antenna and power booster. We geocached many locations on the island. I would stay here again.
02/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nice state park that is well maintained. The sites were good size, but is a very fine sand. A rainy night made quite a mess. The dump station had three lanes and was well designed. A negative about the showers were that the top four feet of the outside wall of the shower room was open screen. It made for a quite chilly shower experience in 40 degree weather. I would stay here again, in warmer weather.
01/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a well equipped well maintained RV park. All concrete pads and paved roads. Nice space between sites and well lit at night. The only reason this park is not a 10 is that I noticed a variety of ambient noises in the area. Traffic noise from the freeway is audible at night, and there is apparently farm animals living nearby. Cows and even roosters could be heard in the morning hours. Unless you are noise sensitive this shouldn't be an issue. One particular point is that the sewer connections are raised about 8" out of the ground, and one of their tightly enforced regulations is that your sewer hose does not lay on the ground. A support system of some type shall be used. I had one, but if you don't I'm sure that they would sell you one. All in all a very nice park. I would stay here again.
01/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful well maintained Florida State Park. It is not very big so getting a site here will take some early planning. We just managed one night on our way out of the Keys. The restroom facilities are clean and new and the maintenance is top notch. The views from nearly all the sites is terrific. I would definitely stay here again.
01/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was a pricey KOA and had the usual amenities, plus some. The sites were nothing special, gravel and close together. The first spot we were shown would have had our MH window looking at a tall canvas covered chain link fence about 20 feet from the front of the rig. It turned out to be a sewage plant that emitted a constant hum. We requested to be moved and they allowed us to select another site that had a partial ocean view. It was the same price, so don't hesitate to go look at the site first before you take what you are given. They did have entertainment in their on site lounge/bar. It was a local band and we enjoyed the night. Good laundry facilities and an on site boat launch and marina. Overall we enjoyed it, but it was still over priced. But so are most things in the Keys, so if you are going, be prepared. If I were to find myself this far south in the Keys again, I would stay here.
01/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for a night on the way south in the Keys. The campground is average, and the sites can be on the tight side, especially if you have slides on both sides of your rig. The sites are gravel and dirt. It is not as manicured as some of the state parks that we have stayed in the area. The visitor center is fantastic with several large aquariums displaying several kinds of local sea life. A boat launch and a rental dive boat is also available. Given the price for staying at most places in the Keys, this park was a steal. I would stay here again.
01/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is basically a Mobil home park with a few seasonal pads available for rent. The sites are stacked very close together, and most are permanent residents. While there was no outward hostility towards us, you couldn't help feeling like you were camping in someones driveway while they were home. While there were amenities there, the sites are way over priced. Close to West Palm beach, and the ocean. I would look hard to find someplace else to camp in the future instead of here.
01/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was our first time here and Disney did not disappoint us. The sites are level and groomed, and many are newly remodeled with fresh concrete and BBQ grills. Disney provides free transportation anywhere in it's facilities either by bus or boat. They even have a vector control program to keep control of the bugs. The whole park is manicured and maintained and was just a pleasure to stay in. The laundry facilities are new and nicely maintained. I will definitely stay here again!
01/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A good centrally located park. The sites are close together and the park was really full. This was in part to being a "Passport America" park. The KOA up the road was deserted. The owner is a really good guy and goes out of his way to help you. The laundry facilities are poor, cold water only. I would stay here again.
01/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
There are very large sites, paved road. Most sites are shaded. There are nice bathroom facilities. Washers and dryers are available. There is a loop that is closer to the ocean, but there is no shade and the sites are much closer together. I would stay here again.
12/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Another sterling Georgia State Park. Lakeside sites are available, with spacious level sites with tables and fire pits. There is a nice laundry room with two washers and dryers. It is excellent value for the economy minded. I would stay here again.
12/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
There are nice large sites in the front loop. The loop behind the office has the spaces a lot closer together. It is close to the town of Thomasville. Nice office staff and a friendly park. I would stay here again.
12/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Good for an overnighter or two. Sites are flat, and flood easy when it rains. And they could use some fresh gravel. The TA truck stop next door has closed down. The laundry facility was poor. They were clean, but performed poorly. Dryers took two cycles of 45 minutes to get clothes minimally dry. Spoke to the office staff but the attitude was "they are not ours, we just split the money with the company that owns them". I would probably stay at the state park next time. It's close by and rated higher.
12/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nicely maintained state park. Georgia does a good job designing and maintaining their parks. Big level site, right on the lake. Close to Callaway Gardens and the town of Pine Mountain. Nice 15 mile bike trail at Callaway. Quiet at night, peaceful during the day. I would stay here again.
11/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice campground, good size spaces. It was pretty empty during the week but really filled up on the weekend. My biggest negative was the showers. You needed to hold in a push button to activate the water flow. In the summer that would not be an issue, but with mornings below freezing it was a chore to shower and not chill in the process. I would stay here again.
11/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Extremely nice state park. The sites have all been leveled by framing in the parking areas with stacked 4X6 beams. New gravel in the sites with a picnic table and rock fire ring at each site. The roads are paved. There was a warm bath house with a new washer and dryer in front. The bath houses are a little worn, but completely acceptable. There is a children's play ground with toys.
11/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
The interesting part about this park is that it shares a fence with the other two parks in the area, Yogi Bear and KOA. So there is not a lot of difference in the parks or where you stay. The park is in average condition with gravel sites. There are a few downsides to this park. The freeway is very close and is a constant noise. But worse than that is the "Gray Line" bus lot next door. There is a constant noise of beeping back up warning buzzers as buses are moved around the lot at all hours. Seriously, we were awakened several times during the nights at 2 and 3 in the morning. When we commented to the office about it, the response was that most people don't complain unless they are on the fence line next to the bus lot. We were in the middle of the park, but that is only 40 yards farther from the buses. Leaves had fallen from the trees and no effort was ever made to clean the sites. We were there for a week. Due to the bus lot we would not stay here again.
11/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This may be the best State Park I have stayed in. The sites are paved and wide, 4 are full hook up. First come first serve, no reservations. Fantastic lake with easy access, 5 miles of paved bike trails, and quiet at night. We were there for the change of leaf colors on the trees. It was truly beautiful. The staff is helpful and friendly. There is an on site laundry, but is older and could use some new equipment. I would definitely stay here again.
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a well maintained park, with one unusual warning. There is a road, an actual street, that runs through the campground. At the back of the campground the road runs up a hill and into a residential area. Traffic will sometimes speed through the campground, in spite of a stop sign by the office. Children and pets should be kept on a short leash, for their own safety. The owners are friendly and helpful. Each site has a concrete patio that is surrounded by permanent wood benches for seating, and a fire pit. I would stay here again.
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very nice National Park. Paved sites, lots of grass and trees. Dry camping only, but a dump site is close by. If you are in to campy Indian stuff, the town of Cherokee is close down the road. I would stay here again.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
One of the more unusual designed parks we have stayed in. Most of the sites are built on a hill with different terraces available. There are also sites that are literally right off of a roadway that runs in front of the park. The roads are narrow, and larger rigs may have a problem backing in to the hill sites as most toads or tow vehicles have to park in front of the RV. Very small laundry facilities, two machines and two dryers. I would stay here again, but location is everything.
10/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park is over priced for what you are offered.The sites are dirt and the grass is sparse. This is a sister site to the New Bern KOA, which was a 10+. This was nothing special. The laundry facilities were new, but over priced as well. We would probably stay somewhere else next time. (800) 454-7705
10/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This KOA is pricey, but for good reason. It is one of the nicest parks I have ever stayed in. We stayed in a premium site which included concrete patio, iron patio set with umbrella, cast iron chimenia, and 12 volt lighting around the edge of the patio. The campground has it's own boat launch and dock with benches for enjoying the view. This was the 2005 KOA Presidents award winner park, and with good reason. The staff was friendly and helpful and made you feel welcome. I would definitely stay here again.
10/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
This park need a renovation, starting at the front office. The office staff is a group of older ladies who are not very interested in customer service. We noted it checking in, and then a week later when we were going to extend one day, the counter person said that it was not possible as my site was rented. She made no attempt and did not offer to move us. She just walked away. There is over 1000 sites here! We opted to move to the state park about 12 miles down the coast. It was very nice and about half the price. The sites are sand and dirt, the roads are sand and dirt. When it rains there is quite a mess to navigate. The pool looked nice, but the rules do not make them user friendly. The on site store is very minimal, but it may have had to do with the time of the year, although there is a significant amount of seasonal and full time residents here. There is a 6 foot tall berm that separates the park from the beach, but there are openings in the berm about every 40 yards. The berm blocks most of the view from the park. This particular stretch of beach has several drain pipes that empty to the ocean. Signs are posted advising persons to stay 200 feet away from the drains due to bacteria. I would not stay here again.
09/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a RV resort where most of the spaces are full time residents. Some of the residents make their spaces available for rent. The roads are fully paved as well as the sites. There is grass around all the sites. Surprisingly there is a water drainage problem although the whole area sits on a finger of land with the Atlantic ocean on one side and a bay on the other. We had 3" of standing water behind our site for most of our stay. There is Wi-Fi, but getting a signal from our site was impossible. When we first arrived a large storm was brewing and for a unknown reason the entire bay was empty of water. It did return in a few days, but the bugs remained all the time. Dusk is thick with gnats, and spiders abound. A great view of the ocean is available from most spots.
09/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
We were talked into a "premium" site with 50 amp service (that we didn't need). The only advantage was it was a pull through. The roads were pretty rutted from a prior storm that we were there for over a week, no attempt at repair was made. I marked the site as having no pool because it was closed and covered with debris floating on top for our entire stay. It was convenient to certain local attractions, but overall it is over priced for what you get. The laundry facilities were minimal and didn't not work well.
09/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautiful state park. All sites are paved and surrounded by lush grass. Many shade trees, some sites are full sun. Well maintained facilities and friendly staff. I would definitely stay here again.
08/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
While this park had all of it's advertised amenities, it was not worth the price. My "upgraded" site had a sparsely graveled pad and looked at the back of a chain link boat storage yard. Any visitor to your site pays $5 EACH. That included my 88 year old Aunt! There is an electronic lift gate at the entrance that has to be activated by an employee, regardless of the time of day. I waited several minutes on some occassions while the gate employee wandered off. Children on golf carts were always a threat to run into you as you walked throughout the park. This is over priced for what you are asked to put up with. I would not stay here again.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice quiet park. Children are allowed but not sought after. Well maintained park, some sites are more sloped than others. The only thing keeping this park from being a 9 or 10 is the lack of sewer at each site. The pump service is available for a fee. I would stay here again.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Super long sites, but are back to back. Not a big problem though since the campground was pretty empty. Very quiet at night. Close to town. Concrete patios were nice. Lots of grass. They do not accept any type of credit or debit cards so bring cash or check. I would stay here again.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
A very nice state park at a very reasonable rate. Sites have 30 amp electric only, no sewer or water hook up. A dump station is available with potable water. Most sites have a view of the lake, or the "pond" as it is refered to. The biggest drawback for us was the mosquito population made it hard to hang out outdoors. It sold out on the weekends, and was nearly deserted during the week. At a different time of year this park would be a 10.
07/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
We camped here because of a review we found on this site. Well maintained park owned by the City of Mitchell. Right on Lake Mitchell and close to attractions in town. Mitchell has a mosquito control program so the flying pests are nicely controlled. Would definitely stay here again!
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very well maintained park, and Joe, the owner does a great job of customer service. We used the park to explore the Badlands. The only drawback during this visit was the White River, which runs right next to the park had water in it. That provided a bumper crop of mosquitos. So much in fact that we left earlier than planned. I would stay here again at a different time of year.
07/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
Gravel sites and roads. Rather large rock makes it difficult for dogs to walk on. Also difficult for children trying to ride a bicycle. Large spaces but only one water hook up for 2 spaces. This means that every other RV needs to run the water hose under your rig and hook up on the curb side. Bring 2 hoses to be sure to have enough hose. The first space we were put into was next to a TT with two large dogs. The dogs had been left chained up outside for an extended period and left several piles that no one had picked up. One of the breeds was a Pit/Rottwieller mix. Both breeds were supposedly not allowed in the park due to insurance regulations. Upon bringing this to the attention of the park management, nothing was done. Upon our insistence we were given another space 4 spaces away. The laundry facility was nice with new front loader machines, although they were a little pricey at $2.00 per load.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stopped in here for two nights. The park was well kept, but the grass could have been mowed. The park staff is friendly. The first night the town Hurricane alert siren went off. The park employees failed to mention that the administrative building was the hurricane shelter when we checked in. This led to some confusion at first. Park is close to shopping and restaurants. Easy access off the freeway.
07/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
This was the closest RV park to the Rocky Mountain National Park, and therefore get a lot of business. It advertises itself as a "RV Resort" but I'm not sure why. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the park had reasonable amenities. However, the grounds were not very well cared for. Their was a poor excuse for grass growing randomly around the sites and it had not been cut recently. The roads in the park are dirt, and therefore any slight bit of traffic creates a dust cloud inside the RV. The sites were fairly level, but sparse gravel made them uneven to walk on. The sites are built on a terraced hill so many of the sites are very narrow. I had a site in the "A" row and there was not enough room to put a chair out next to the RV without being on the slope up to the next RV. When my awning was extended it was literally an inch from the next RV. It was close to the town and close to the National Park, but by no means a "Resort". The office wanted to charge me a premium if I wanted 50 amp service, and to hook up to the park cable.
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