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05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We love this place, see my previous review. Park is now taking online reservations-a must for weekends & summer. You can't make same day reservations online, but if you get there before 4pm go straight to the Visitor Center (not the front ranger booth) where staff can put you in a site, if available. Midweek you can usually find a spot same day. Don't arrive after 4pm & expect to get a site, as ranger at entrance can't do that, the booth doesn't even have a computer to see if there is availability!
03/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This better-than-average park is an acceptable place for the frugal RVer. Yep, sites are tight (pay the extra $3 for the pull throughs if you can get one) and the freeway noise is loud. But if you have a Passport America membership, it's your only game in town if you need to be in SD on a weekend and don't want to pay double just down the road. The absolute best part about this park was the workout room, pool, and hot tub. The facilities were impeccable and the best we've seen even at pricier parks. The nightly hot tub soaks more than made up for the freeway in our backyard.
11/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Super nice state park complete with hiking, fishing, etc., and even inexpensive laundromat services. Can't ask for much more except maybe a lower rate. At $32 a night for W/E I just about croaked! Staff says it's super busy in summer but during fall we were only 1 of 4 or so campers. The camp hosts were also exceptionally nice.
11/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
Nice staff with basic (but tight) accommodations in North Atlanta region. The park is tidy and even the long-termers keep things fairly neat around their rigs. My only beef is that for $30 a night, you'd expect at least a restroom facility and laundromat. Otherwise, it's fine if you need to be near the city.
10/2012
rating [ 4/10 ]
With relatively new owners who are doing their best to clean up this formerly dilapidated park, this place has a lot of potential. The scenery is nice and it's really pleasant most of the time. We arrived in time to catch the park's annual haunted house event, which was really a lot of fun and free to campers. Now, if I wanted to nitpick about the park itself, I would say that: 1) There are a lot of long-term residents who really need to clean up their surroundings. 2) The campground can fit larger rigs but there are tight turns, lots of low trees and really poorly designed hookup locations. Our sewer hose barely reached the connector and our overall length is only 26'. 3) The gravel on each site is a real PITA, we had to use 4wd to get enough traction to park. The one thing that really got me down on Stoney Creek was the non-stop leaf blowing and burn piles that went on the entire week we were here.
10/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This place lives up to its "Resort" name. Super clean facilities, really spotless campgrounds for big and small rigs, and relatively easy access to downtown KC. The park is very pet friendly and has a relaxing, country-style feel. The only thing it really needs is an exercise room but other than that it's a great place to stay when you have to be near the city. I wouldn't go anywhere else around here.
01/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice place and sites are plenty wide enough but short enough that you need to park somewhere else if your rig is over 30'. Clean park, good staff, nice little play area on the waterfront. Mostly long term residents. The only issues I have are 1) wireless isn't free, and 2) the laundry room only has one washer and one dryer and both are expensive. Other than that, it's a good enough place for an overnight or two.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
If you're wondering why I gave this a 10, after reading the other reviews, that's because this place is an absolute BARGAIN for anyone who wants to visit beautiful Santa Fe and doesn't want to pay the outrageous prices that the nearby full service RV parks charge. This is our 3rd time here and we've never paid less than $35 a night. Many thanks to the first RVer here who wrote about it. Yes, the fairgrounds are basic and nothing more than a gravel parking lot against some bleachers. But the spots are spaced apart fairly wide, they can fit any sized rig, and there's full hookups for TWENTY BUCKS a night! The RV area is tucked away from the street so it's relatively quiet. And, you're in the heart of Santa Fe without having to pay a huge price. Bring exact change, cash only, and be sure to call ahead to warn them you're coming. The gate is locked and you must be let in when you arrive. You can get to it from either Cerrillos Rd. or St. Francis off I-25.
04/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We've been fulltiming for 3 years now, and have seen a lot of good and bad RV parks. Hill Shade falls in the "Great" end of the scale, as far as we're concerned. When the Texas sun is beating down hard, head to Hill Shade for respite underneath their canopy of trees and beautiful scenery. Centrally located between San Antonio and Houston, Hill Shade offers a relaxing place to hang out, get to know the area and experience true Texan hospitality in a rustic setting. Although the park lacks some conveniences, like concrete pads and a clubhouse, the friendliness of the owners and locals more than makes up for it. At first it appeared that the back-in sites would be difficult and tight, but they weren't bad compared to some. The laundry is sparkling clean, the campground is tidy, and the wireless signal can't be beat. Our phone service worked too (Verizon), with an occasional drop but was overall just fine. If you need something, the new owners are more than accommodating. They are two genuine good hearted folks with awesome kids who enjoy having RVers over as guests. We love Hill Shade and plan on returning again and again.
11/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
If you ever find yourself in Fernley, don't bother checking out the other parks. We did, and went back to Desert Rose. This is the cleanest, most well-kept and newest park in the area. The rates are reasonable for what you get; a clean park, clean restrooms and excellent laundry facilities, and dependable hookups. It's next to the highway which can get noisy at rush hour, but you're also next to a golf course and small, new housing community that's great for walking your dog and going for walks in. Debbie, the owner, is fantastic and super accommodating. I wish there were more park owners like her out there.
07/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
We reluctantly stayed here for a month during an extended visit to the area, because the nicer KOA in Fort Collins proper charges $650 a month, versus $495 here (plus electric). The park is pleasant enough, the pool is usually clean, and staff is nice. But, the downsides are many, including; - a horrible cow manure stench that fills the air just about every day - flies everywhere. In your rig, your food, you name it. Sitting outside is impossible most nights. And while I understand the owner can't do anything about the feedlot down the road, the things he can do things about but refuses to are many. Such as - their WiFi is a joke. The owner will tell you you'll get it at your site but it's a complete lie. I should have known this when we checked in and saw people working in the lounge with their laptops - watch out for your electric bill. We really believe we were overcharged for our month, but silly us didn't write down the meter reading when we arrived, so we couldn't substantiate our disagreement. Their laundry facilities are expensive but lousy. You'll get cleaner clothes by beating them on a rock. After our month was up we moved to the expensive but MUCH nicer KOA in town because we just couldn't stand the place any longer.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pricey but worth it. The good points: It is the best park in the area for the cost. They've got a great pool, rec hall and workout room. Lots of grassy areas and nice people, super friendly staff. The bad points; Tree shade here WILL block your satellite connectivity. They did just hire a smart networking guy who installed a brand new Wi-Fi system which works GREAT. So skip the dish and go right for the Wi-Fi, which is free. Also, sites can be really tight, even for us, in our 24' 5er. Otherwise though, we're glad we stayed. It definitely has a resort feel, and is nice splurge.
05/2009
rating [ 1/10 ]
Worst RV Park ever. First, it's practically on Hwy 289 so it's super noisy. The only overnighter sites face the highway, and it's bright out, so you better have dark curtains. We knew this going into the place, but we were desperately tired and stopped anyway. The management was less than hospitable, and cranky. When I asked her if I could write a check she looked at me with an accusatory look and said "Is it any good?" When I asked her if she had laundry facilities, she said, "I got nothing! Just a place to hook up and dump. That's it." Going against our better judgment, we set up in one of the 3 overnight spots, and the electric hookup was a joke. It actually had old fuses instead of circuit breakers. We plugged into the box on our site, and there was no power. So we plugged into the one next to us and it worked for a bit. But the next morning the outlet was sparking, arcing and crackling (we weren't even running anything except the water heater and fridge), and when my husband went to go shut off and unplug, it sparked and almost started a fire up our RV cord. Our cord prongs are smoked. The park noise and the dumpy trailers there were bad enough, but that was the last straw. I went over to management and just told her we had to leave 2 days early. I did not say why out of fear that she wouldn't give me a refund. She kindly gave me my check back, which was nice. At $20 a night, this place is no bargain if they fry your electrical system. Stay away, and bite the bullet and pay for the pricier campgrounds in the area (we went to Johnson's Corner, 20 miles south, in Loveland). Fort Collins has squat in the way of RV parks, so the best you'll get is down the highway in Loveland, or maybe the state parks, which cost just as much as the parks, so why not go for the full hookups instead? Eeek. After 2 years on the road, we've never seen anything this bad. Boondocking at Wallyworld would've been much, much better.
04/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
A cozy little park to stay at on your way to somewhere else. Sites were clean, landscaping was neat, and the owners were pleasant. The bathrooms were a little third-worldish, but other than that, it was a fine place to stop for the night.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We are here in late spring, and it's anything but quiet on the weekends. Weekdays are silent, but weekends are wild here. The best sites are the no-hookup sites at the end of the campground. We have #11 and it's the best!
09/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is great! The staff is so friendly, and the sites, although the concrete pads are technically 20' wide, they do seem much larger because of grassy landscaping on either side of each site, along with, get this, privacy hedges on each side too. We got a pull through site, but even the back ins look easy enough to get into. The grounds are so well kept, there are numerous walking paths and a cute little pond, and a terrific library too. Although there are monthly renters here, it's hard to distinguish their sites from overnighters, because most of their rigs are just as shiny and well kept. For being so close to Seattle proper, this place is a great bargain, and well worth the money. We would stay here again in an instant.
10/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great park, period. Beautiful grounds, lots of gorgeous landscaping, friendly staff, super clean bathrooms and laundromat. Sites are big, and we had lots of options for satellite friendly sites. Still, there are lots of trees there that keep the place pretty. Just loved it all around. We'd stay here again in an instant. Forget the competition across the street, Jim and Mary are the best.
10/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
If you are desperate and want a bargain, I guess this place is OK. I shoulder's been suspicious when I called and the guy asked, "how old is your rig?" I said "what does that matter?" and he replies "because that will tell me what side of the park to put you in." Whatever you do, don't let them put you in a back-in site, as they are ridiculously small. We have just a 2007 24' fifth wheel, and we has SO much trouble getting in the spot. It was insane. The back in area is full of permanent residents who keep relatively clean grounds, but their rigs are old (and some permanent mobile homes too), and the grounds in this part of the park are just depressing. We had to stay in this section so we could get our satellite internet reception, which we did. But sites were so close I could hear kids in the next door trailer, and smell smoke from a smoker next door. The pull through side is OK, but you won't get any satellite reception there, too many trees. Staff was really friendly though, I'll give 'em that much. We had to get out of there though, and cut our Spokane visit short. The sites, the freeway noise, it was just too much.
01/2008
rating [ 1/10 ]
This has got to be the worst park we've ever stayed in. Believe the reviews; the spots are so tight that your neighbor has to move their vehicle if you want to set up camp. When we arrived, our neighbor wasn't here, but his Dualie was blocking part of our space. Management insisted that we try to park anyway. We tried to get them to move us, and they wouldn't. We had to sit in front of the office in our rig until the neighbor showed up. Don't waste your money, it ain't worth it.
02/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Come here instead of staying in Abbeville, and you'll be glad you did. This is a teeny place to park your rig, in a large, peaceful setting far off the main highway. The owner is a wonderfully friendly guy who will tell you all you want to know about this historic Cajun region, and might even show you his crawfish farming operation if you're lucky. It's basic accommodations but quite a deal, and the scenery can't be beat.
02/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a great little park we stayed at on our way to TX from Florida. The owner has put a lot of love into this place, and they have one of the best club houses we've seen. Laundry facilities are neat as a pin and inexpensive. The grounds are neat, but basic. Don't expect a resort-environment here. You make your own fun. The only downside is the sites are a little close together, but that didn't present much of a problem. Residents are super friendly and there's lots of room to roam. A great place to stay for a week or a season.
11/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Would just like to thank the previous reviewer for those directions. We got so lost trying to find this place we had to Walmart it (Montgomery Cross Rd.) the night before, just 6 miles away! Park is great, super pretty and mossy and lovely. Only thing wrong is roads are tight and there are no directionals on the roads. Otherwise fabulous.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This place is a fine home base if you need to get business done in Bangor, or use it to see Acadia when the park is booked. Other than weak water pressure, we saw no problem whatsoever with this park. Yes, the pull through sites are somewhat tight, but not as bad as some KOAs we've been to. Sites are wooded, but we were still able to get a satellite signal. Grounds are clean, laundry facilities work great, staff is super friendly, and the scenery is really pretty. Sure it's not the beach Maine scenery, but it's a lovely park-like setting. We liked it a lot.
09/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We just left the park, and I have to say it was one of the best ones on our cross country trip so far. Excellent views, lovely beach and bike path, and the office staff was excellent. Full hook up sites are fine but out in the open, while W&E sites are nicer and more wooded and rustic. Only downside was the CG doesn't have laundry facilities, but there's a new laundromat up the road. A great place to stay to see the heart of Burlington. We paid the off-season rate, a real deal!
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This parks lives up to the good reviews. Great owners, funny sarcastic check-in woman up front, and super nice, clean seasonal residences. Only thing wrong is they need a new pool guy; the water is clean but really murky and way over chlorinated. We didn't want to swim in it. Otherwise though, a fine place to stay!
09/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Don't let the so-so website fool you, this park is a real gem. Located next to an Army Corps. river/dam recreation area, it used to be owned by the county, but a really nice family took it over two years ago, and they're doing a stellar job keeping it lovely, clean and green. Campsites are HUGE, and there's lots of room to roam. They offer lots of fun activities, and it's a good central point to explore Amish country PA. There are 12 seasonal campers but their sites are super clean and nice. This is the best place to stay in this part of PA. We were nicely surprised. Patronize it if you're in the area, you'll enjoy it.
08/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Super clean, nice and grassy campground. Beautiful grounds. Nice owner. Relaxing place. Great value.
08/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park was one of our favorites so far on our year long trip across the U.S. We're usually boondockers, but when we need to shower, do laundry, etc., we try to find places as posh as Lake Arrowhead. Not only was this resort clean and top-notch, but the facilities were some of the best we've seen (big professional washer & dryers). It was big and nice but it still felt like "real camping" because it's in the trees (but many spots still open enough to get satellite--we did). Plus, they have an ongoing FREE WEDNESDAYS program where if you stay there midweek for at least two days, you get Wednesday free! Many long-term people are there but they keep their trailers tidy and fun looking. It's a great place that we'd stop at again if we were in the area.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This "city park" campground more than met our expectations. Yes, there is freeway noise, but if you ask for the LOWER campground along the river, it's not so bad. Sites down below are much longer than ones up top. Yes, it floods here in June, so don't come then. But we practically had the whole place to ourselves in July. The space between sites is wide and grassy, and there's lots of walking trails, and shopping all within 5 minutes. A great place to stay despite the fact that the river isn't swimable and it was really hot here!
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This place is smack in the middle of town, but the highway noise isn't too bad if you get a spot toward the rear. Dust wasn't too bad because they had gravel down. Staff was cordial. We really liked how you could walk across the street to the brewery, one block from an RV wash location, and the grocery store was bikeable too. Super convenient location to stay overnight, get some business done, swim in their pool, and split. Nothing fancy but it's location can't be beat.
07/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We almost stayed at Cadillac Ranch up the road, but opted to boondock instead. We weren't disappointed. AWESOME view of the canyons and along the river, you can't beat it for the price. We had no problem accessing it in our 24' 5er, but larger rigs might be tricky as there are only about 4 spots that can accommodate RVs, the rest are for cars. The only downside: it's very hot here in July, and the bugs, will come through your screens! Otherwise, fabulous place to hang out for a bit. Pump well water is available, that's it.
07/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
This is the worst KOA we've ever stayed at. The people who own the park are obviously not investing any more money in it. The park is run down, there is NO pool, the sites are crammed, the bathrooms are stinky and the owners are so cheap they won't even buy toilet seat covers, and worst of all, if you are in a 30 amp site, you are not allowed to run your AC on their electricity. It's 103 today, and we got a knock on our door telling us to shut the AC off. "The park is so old it can't handle it" the clerk told us. Then we were told to use our generator if we wanted AC. This park is the biggest rip off EVER, and if we weren't desperate for a place to stay in the area, we would move on immediately. Avoid this place at all costs.
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