Natchez Trace KOA is not a typical KOA. It seems like they have partnered with Thousand Trails who sells camp sites in the Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve. KOA people check you in, give you a map that shows the section where they have 81 KOA sites of the advertised 653 sites, and they tell you "take any one". It is a mile or so over broken, pot holed asphalt. Up on a ridge. Far away from the lake, store, facilities, amenities. Sites are water (20 PSI) and electric (106 volts under load), concrete patio, table, and grill. Wash-outs are common and can make site access difficult if not impossible. You can see that the effort to develop this place was a long time ago and nature has taken its course since then. As an overnight stop with laundry, it was acceptable for us, with no car. To stay here for any period would require a golf cart, car or truck. In this way you could get to the good stuff to offset the negatives.
Paid $22.50, accepting only cash or check. No credit cards. Nice park but only has 4 transient sites. Our site required wheels in the air to get level. The problem was no power and nobody in office because of the weekend. The voltage was way over the 132 volt limit so the Progressive Industries power management system would shut off to protect our RV. We dry camped.
Gravel roads. Needs signs to indicate which road is for entry and exit. Looks like almost all sites are pull through with full hook-ups. Reasonably level. No tables, fire pits, or shade. Electric was ok. WiFi terrific. Water requires pressure reducer. Fishing pond a big plus. Great location.
Entry road wide and well paved. Buildings and area well cared. Interior road is narrow with broken paving. Gravel sites. Some level sites in rear with ok spacing. Mostly drive-through. Front sites narrow and sloping. Site 61 was 9 inches low front, 5 inches low on right. Power good, cable weak and snowy, water pressure low. Good location for overnight. You really need to know particular sites for longer term stays.
Looks like it once was a KOA but now a mess. No roads just tracks in the sand. No site preparation just bare ground. Mosquitos. Some permanent trailers in sad shape. The electric and wi-Fi is good however. This for an overnight stay only.
Robin Hood Woods Camp Resort Entry about a mile on rough, dusty gravel road. About 3/4 of sites are seasonal. Transient sites are unimproved, just natural grass but leveling was easy. Electric was low, around 117 volts. Water was high (65 psi) requiring pressure reducer. Electric service post was rotted out and leaning. Not a great impression. On the good side is: wide sites, good/free Wi-Fi, the very nice pool and catch-and-release fishing on the property. No access to the Shelbyville Reservoir however. Stay at one of the nearby COE camps for that.
The good: electric, Wi-Fi, staff, Methow River adjacent, proximity to fun town, suitability for trailers and tents. The not good: no site preparation. You park on whatever nature provided. We asked for level. We were told 1% slope. We got a 6% equal to 9 inches out of level. This not possible for a motorhome without levelers. Also, only one utility post with 20/30/50 amp outlets for two sites. Whoever gets there first gets the 30 amp plug. It also means running electric and water under your unit to reach the hook-ups. There are Dirt/gravel roads. There is no cable TV. It was tight for me to maneuver a 24 ft. motorhome. This is definitely not for big rigs.
Ignore Woodall's notice about being closed for construction. The park has been reworked to accommodate 28 large pull-through rigs. All these have sewer, water and 30/50 amp electric. Along Swan lake are 45 back-in sites with a view. Hook-ups have cable TV. Wi-FI is free and works well. A clear view for Satellite is available from many sites. The pool is immaculate and 81 degrees. Expect a slight slope towards the lake for leveling. Power and water pressure are fine. The roads are paved. Sites are gravel. Only the new pull-through sites have grass. The folks in the office are happy and easy. For us, this was an excellent spot for an overnight stop.
GoodSam rate. Add to previous entry: sites are a mix of back-in and pull-through, gravel and nearly level, grass for table area, shrubbery separation between sites. Water pressure 50 psi, voltage 120 and changing little under load. Wi-Fi signal is strong but chokes when too many try to get on.
The park is an impressive development over a vast expanse along the lake. The first thing noticed is no big motorhomes, mostly trailers, fifth-wheels and a few class B and C’s. The second noticed thing is how hilly it is in places. Sites here may have long steep back-in ramps. There are some pull-through sites. Expect to do some creative leveling. The electric was excellent on this Memorial Day packed camp. Water pressure was also good. Cell phone was coverage spotty. The beach in the A area is very nice. The individual shower rooms were modern. This is a justifiably popular camp ground which attests to the continuing expansion for more sites and to accommodate larger rigs. If you have a long rig, it is strongly advised to consult with the excellent staff about where to go and the impossibly tight places to avoid.
Getting a satisfactory site was a problem. Asked for a level site. Got one that needed 4 to 5 inches under all four duals plus 2 inches more on one side. Impossible. The next site given needed only 2 to 3 inches under the duals but the electricity would not come on. Open ground. Same with the next site. (The clerk at the office was informed of this shock liability). The last four sites in the row all had grounded electricity at only 115 volts. The site we used was within 2 to 3 inches of level. The Wi-Fi was too weak for practical use.
Not in Woodalls. Only advertised locally in Watkins Glenn area. Price given includes Good Sam 10%. This park has the strangest entrance with a dozen or more mud-flap scraping speed bumps. To register you must park 50-75 yards short of the office and walk the rest of the way, also strange. The attraction of this park is being on Lake Cayuta, however the lake front sites have permanent residents except four 30 foot back-in sites with water/electric. Numbers 16 and 17 have 30 amp. Number 18 has 20 amp and 19 is padlocked so I can't tell... again strange. On the next tier up there are full hook-up sites that can accommodate large motorhomes. Our site (#18) was close to level with good electric and water. Two local TV stations. No cable or satellite. The reason for selecting this campground was to use our kayak but after seeing the thick green scum and algae over this end of the lake we said no and left the next morning.
$36 plus tax including Good Sam discount. Wi-Fi is good but $2 extra cost. Give no camp information, rules or layout, just lead you to site. Good is the electric, levelness of site, grassy site, water taste and pressure, and Verizon cell service. Site spacing 24 feet. Camp store has a remarkable selection of RV parts. They also advertise RV service. TV limited to four local channels. No cable. At 063 degrees longitude the camp is out of range for DirecTV.
Mostly cabins and 12 sites with W/E/S. This place exudes tidyness and care. Just about everything is good; electric, levelness, spacing, water, WiFi, site access, the buildings, pool, grass, etc. The dirt road has no sharp turns but the narrowness and foliage on roadside is a concern. Although possible, this is really not a place for big rigs. It also is a deep woods campground, so no satellite. No cable TV. Has four channels of local TV.
10% discounted rate. Assigned a site in the 215-220 row but it was six inches out of level to the side. Had to pay $10 more for one of the improved sites with gravel and sewer in the 118-122 row. I suggest that motorhomes without levelers examine site before accepting it. The previous two reviews are accurate.
This camp is a gem. It's on Lake Winnipesaukee with its own beach for the kids, canoes and kayaks for paddlers and moorings for boaters. (Marina next door). They feature tiered sites so all sites have lake view. Roads are paved. There are 11 sites at the lakeside; 8 sites on the tiers plus various camper and tent sites up on the field area. All the rest of the sites are neat, well-kept seasonal campers. Our spot was on the second tier, reasonably level, good voltage, good cable TV, good Wi-Fi because near office and good for units up to about 30 feet long. Maybe longer rigs can use the field up top. Big rigs: no.
Based on the questionable previous reviews we went. Apparently only one site is used for non-seasonal campers. There is no sign save for 18x24" hand written corrugated plastic cards sticking in the ground near the road. The office was the second clue about the deteriorated nature of the campground. The site was littered but OK. The electricity was four 15amp plugs (no 30 amp). Only two worked giving only 104 to 105 volts with the A/C on. This caused an automatic safety cutoff. Checking the next site I found no power at all. Power was being brought in by ordinary orange extension cords from the next site. Same across the way. Voltages measured around 108/109 no-load and 105 to 102v with load. Looking around it was clear that the manager had long-term problems with camp electricity. He could not offer a site with 120 volts and refunded our $30.
Site was clean. Power was 121v. at 30amps. WiFi was iffy and being discontinued. WiFi by cell phone was good. Cable TV was good. Water pressure was good. Got level by adding 1-1/2 inches on the left side. Has a fishing pond. What's so bad about this place for an overnight? One caution: probably better for trailers than motorhomes because of the sloping sites.
A noisy park! Has an interstate in back and a highway in front with a ramp between them at the side. Misrepresented in Woodalls as having a laundry. We were directed to a Roanoke laundromat. Park has dirty, rusty water; we flushed until the taste was tolerable. Also had a power failure for several hours. The good points: a level paved site; the Wi-Fi was very good; and they have a cave.
Charge for internet This was a private campground with possibly 60 sites. We were told that it was sold to a municipal or governmental authority who has undertaken an extremely large expansion. I would guess it is now well over 200 sites and growing. Being in the TN mountains the entire campground is a steep hillside. To expand the campground, there has been added several very large terraces, the most impressive being at least 60 feet wide and 60 feet straight down on the other side of its fence. It also has the only level sites relative to the various sites we tried in all the new areas. New site construction appears to be "eye-ball leveled" and all sloped down hill. The curious thing to me was why the new sites were so short and lacking a place to park a tow or towed vehicle. In our swing through the facilities, every RV we saw was a 5th wheel, trailer or pop-up. Almost all were occupying the original, larger campsites. Our 24 ft motorhome was an oddity. We were told that even some of those older sites had been reworked, made smaller, much more expensive and now lacked parking just like the new sites. Since the clientele appears to be heavily locals who use it campground for their Summer place and because it is so big rig unfriendly, I wonder who they expect will fill all those small, short sites unless the offer two sites for one to provide parking.
The $36 rate was with KOA discount. The Wifi was very good. I'd recommended for trailers, 5th wheels and tents only. I'd not recommended for motorhomes unless equipped with levelers that can lift 8 inches or more. Gravel roads in woods with mosquitoes.
Alternate phone (830)734-8251. The choices for me were Hidden Valley and Broke Mill which boiled down to shade, in-town vs. no shade (limestone), in-country. Coming in we saw a nice neighborhood and arrived at the end of Bolner Lane. "hidden" is a good name for the park. Mature trees everywhere. The host tells us that their trailer park has been an RV park for only a little over a year now. She was thrilled that we found them on RVPark Reviews. We are equally thrilled by her reception, by a 100 foot long site completely shaded with a table with table cover, a Webber-type grill, a park bench, paving tile patio, 70 channels of cable TV, 5 bars of Wi-Fi signal plus water, 50 amp electric and sewer. If the site was level I would have rated it a 10.
Pretty basic park but for Passport America price of $20 we used it for an overnight stop on I-10. Other than water and electric the sites were completely unimproved. Just a grass field slanting slightly downhill to the north, so get out the blocks if you do not have levelers. The ground is remarkably hard packed so it was no problem after a soaking rain that day and night.
Disappointing place, particularly in contrast to the superb East Glacier KOA where we stayed the next night. Other than water and electric, the site was merely unimproved grass on an undulating slope. Getting a motorhome level was impossible. The internet access equipment was evidently something used for the home with a range of possibly 30 yards. Users had to be in the office or just outside to connect.
Rate paid was for Florida resident, Seniors. If you like fishing, boating, kayaking, surfing, beaching, swimming, cycling, etc. this park is for you. They even have two museums. On the negative side be prepared to do a lot of leveling. Walking around it looks like 4 to 7 inches adjustment was typical. The reports about bugs are very true. The no-see-ums, those dot-sized biting gnats, were everywhere. Because my wife was so badly bitten by them, we left early. On the way out I tried to dump but the dump site, to our disgust, immediately overflowed.
Nice park. In a valley out of the wind. Nestled in the trees. The pride of the hosts shows. Everything is neat and clean. The WiFi is quite good. The only thing we could not do is use our cell phones. The camp has received the KOA President's award for four years. Definitely not the usual crowded KOA.