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03/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a good place to stop over night, but to call it a resort? I am unsure about that. The restrooms were clean, sites were level & they had a small dog walk, however, the area where the sign was posted to walk the dogs was overgrown & unusable. It is a good overnight stop, but not really a destination. Even though it was close to the interstate, road noise was not an issue. There must have been a lot of working folks there because from about 4 am until 6:30 am there was a steady stream of loud working trucks leaving the park. The rate reflects a Passport America discount. We would stay here again for an overnight stop.
03/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here while visiting the San Antonio area. The park was nice, clean and everything was well maintained. Our site was right next to the showers, pool and laundry room. There is a city bus stop right across the street. $1.10 to ride to the downtown area. The only negative was the part of town was kind of run down. The price reflects a couple nights at regular price and a couple at 50% with the veterans discount. We would stay here again.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park has a great dog park and wash. The activities director does a great jobs keeping everyone busy. Everyone is very friendly, and the management is helpful with everything from giving local directions to checking on some of the parks older customers. This is a 55+ park. We aren't quite there yet, so we probably won't stay here again for that reason. If you are looking for a park for the winter: I would recommend this park.
09/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
This is a review of the campground and not the casino. We don't gamble so never went to it. This campground is a field with very few trees. Out of 200 sites, maybe 30 had trees. The sites are designed for large rigs and with our 19' travel trailer, the picnic table was not under the awning. We had to drag the table off the concrete pad into the grass so it would be under our awning. The pool was OK and they had a small playground for little kids. The shuffleboard and horseshoe areas looked like they haven't been used or maintained since they were built. The showers were horrible with what looked like months of soap scum on the floors and walls. Empty shampoo bottles, left over bars of soap and scraps of paper were in every stall. The bathrooms were just as nasty, toilet paper littered the floor, sink areas not fit for using. I wonder if housekeeping was on strike? The advertise Wi-fi but charge $12 for 24 hours worth of usage. We complained to the person at the desk but it was like talking to a robot. She smiled and agreed with everything we said but her demeanor made it painfully obvious that she didn't care one bit and wasn't even going to pass our comments on. We stayed here because it was relatively inexpensive convenient to Memphis. However, we certainly will not stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects Federal Handicap Access rate of 50% off. We had a riverfront site with full hookups. This is a wonderful park, great for bicycle riding and not too far from town if you need groceries or supplies. We saw lots of squirrels, even more armadillos and 2 raccoons. A fishing dock was right below our campsite although we did not fish or swim from it. Paved hiking trails through the woods are great for walking or bicycling on. There were swings and jungle gyms for the kids to play on and the Sprayground in the day use area is big fun! To activate the water, touch both sensors on the red pole at the same time. We stayed here 11 nights and would definitely stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects Federal Handicap Access Pass 50% discount. We stayed here 10 days and really enjoyed it. Quiet, peaceful park with well spaced sites, long sites with concrete pads, gravel patios and some sites have decks. Several lots are right on the river, the rest are on little inlets. Verizon cell service is excellent here so we we had our own internet access. Nice walking trails, wonderful day use area, boat ramp and great fishing if you are into that sport. They close the gate at 10pm so be back before then! We will definitely stay here again when in the area.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for a month and the rate reflects that. The park is convenient to the strip but it is cramped. The park owner is very helpful and friendly and she is the reason we liked the park as much as we did. Sites are gravel, mostly level but some are uneven due to the weight of big rigs. Laundry facilities are on site and they work well. Wi-Fi was good with about 95% up time. Restrooms and showers were generally clean but could be cleaned much better. Electricity and water pressure were both fine the whole time, even when the park was full. She really needs a workamper to help her but she got burned by one so refuses to do that any more. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here and will certainly stay again.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price reflects Federal Handicap Access Pass rate of $7.50 per night (50% off). We camped here for 12 nights and really enjoyed it. However, most sites are very un-level and are backwards (your awning will be on the wrong side unless you drive the wrong way in like we did). Lots of wildlife to see in the camp... deer, birds, snakes, bears, wolves, etc. Bath houses are small but adequate; showers are at the camp store and cost $1 for 5 minutes. Laundromat is available and very inexpensive to use. Church services are held each Sunday morning at 9:30 in the amphitheater. Cell service is spotty at best; TV reception was good with just an antenna. It is 20 miles to town, 41 miles to a Walmart so come prepared. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to come.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects Passport America rate. Very, very friendly staff: they go overboard to accommodate you. Sites are well kept, far enough apart for privacy yet close enough you can speak to your neighbors. Large campground with almost no trees for shade, all hookups are new and easy to use. Great Wi-Fi signal all over the park and cable TV was available although we didn't use it. Very good place to camp if you want to see Mt. Airy and the surrounding areas. We will certainly stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects Federal Handicap Access Pass rate of half price. We stayed here 12 nights and loved it! Bring a generator unless you are like us and have 270 watts of solar! Sure you have to fetch water, dump your holding tanks, and there is no electricity but that isn't what this park is all about. It is very quiet, well spaced and simply gorgeous. Deer wandered by our camp site almost daily; we saw chipmunks scurrying about and lots of birds. Bathrooms (no showers) were nearby as were water sources. A dump station is located at the campground entrance and is easy to get to. The campground filled up on weekends and thinned out during the week. Nearby Blowing Rock is a neat place but limited. The town of Boone is 9 miles away and has everything you need. We will certainly visit here again!
06/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
Price reflects Passport America rate. Several sites still do not have working water so bring a very long hose. Another camper told us that the owner will not fix anything unless absolutely necessary. Traffic from the interstate was noisy but bearable. The GPS location given by the park is misleading; they show it a good distance from the Interstate when it is actually right beside the exit ramp (think diesel engine brakes all night). Camp store was OK, but the owner was gone so much we quit trying to go. Good for a night or two but that's about it. We stayed 2 nights and were glad to leave. We will not return as there are other options nearby.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nightly rate is based on the Federal Handicap Access pass rate. This is a very good park! We stayed here for 4 nights and were glad we have 270 watts of solar and 4 golf cart batteries as there are no hookups! It rained everyday and we were in the F section. It was the only section to ever dry out, the others were damp the entire time. We had site F1 and it was nice, partially shaded and allowed morning sun. Beautiful stream you could hear at night, clean restrooms nearby and water spigots so we could resupply using 5 gallon jugs. Construction is still going on and the road to the dump station was often blocked. We will certainly camp here again.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent 3 nights here and paid the Passport America rate. It was a nice campground, mostly open sites with a number of permanent units just inside the tree line. You couldn't really see them unless you walked up to them. Wi-Fi was slow but it did the job. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We did some gold panning here (yes, we found some) and also visited nearby Dahlonega. The only negative was the narrow dirt road coming in and the muddy roads when it rained. We would stay here again, though.
10/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
We spent 2 nights here, our first visit to this area. Section 3 of the CG was closed and there were lots of ruts and potholes from recent heavy rains throughout the park. Rate was $25 per night no matter what you camped in, and they also charged us a $5 parking fee for our tow vehicle! Sites are spaced well and the CG was full the weekend we were there. Much to our disappointment, they allowed someone using a pavilion to set up a very loud karaoke system that could be heard throughout the park for hours and hours. It ruined the atmosphere of the park. Bath houses were clean but only 2 shower stalls per side, one tucked in the handicap toilet area. We enjoyed the surrounding area but doubt we will return to this park. Too expensive for what little it offers.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
They have spots for RVs of any size although most sites are on the short side. There's a nice pool, an archery range, a general store and cabin rentals. There's also a woodworking shop that has some very neat items in it. Since it was Labor Day weekend when we were here, it was quite busy: lots of campers, people playing horseshoes, croquet and various other outdoor games. There are no full hookup sites but they do have a dump station near the general store. Most sites have water and electricity and they also have a number of primitive sites with no hookups at all. There's not a lot to do outside of the park but there is enough to do at the park to satisfy a weekend of fun. The town of Montevallo is nearby and they have anything you might need in case you forgot to pack something. Very scenic park and we enjoyed it.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We spent 3 days here and really enjoyed it. Most spots are level but we saw quite a few that were not, so choose your spot wisely. You can request another site after being assigned one if you wish. Most sites do not have sewer hookups and are W/E only. Sewer sites are $3 additional per night and the drains are all located at the front left of the site instead of the left rear so make sure you have a 20' or longer sewer hose. Lots of waterfront sites but they are $3 extra per night, worth it in my opinion if you want to swim or fish. Very family oriented park with boat ramps, beach, playground, fishing pier and marina. Nice laundry facility and a general store are available as well. We will definitely visit here again!
06/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
The site was fairly level but we did require a double stack of lynx levelers on one side. Sites are spaced apart well and separated by shrubs and trees. Bath houses are centrally located for each loop but the loop 3 bath house was closed for repairs (we were in loop 1). We lost 30A power at one time as did the site across from us but it was restored within the hour. No consolation in 99 degree heat, though. We also lost water pressure for about 2 hours one day. Ranger stated the park is 28 years old and never been upgraded but they are planning on it. Many sites are sandy and we even had to use our 4WD to pull out another camper who got stuck, we noticed a lot of sites were very uneven and some were very, very small. Large Class As might have an issue fitting in any of the sites, in fact, we didn't see any during our stay. Mostly tents, travel trailers and a few 5th wheels. Sign at the park said rates are going up to $20 per night in July 2009. Overall, it was a decent campground, close enough to visit everything yet far enough out to be away from traffic and congestion. We would stay here again if we had to but it wouldn't be our first choice.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had to camp here as Big Lagoon CG in Pensacola was full! Gulf State Park is a very clean park next to a lake although weed growth around the lake edge hinders access to it. BBQ grills are at each site but no fire rings or other place to make a campfire of any kind. Not many trees here and most sites are simply out in the sun. We had spot #12 and it was paved and level. Hookups to W/E/S were a little far away so I had to park to the far extreme of the pad so my sewer hose would reach. Water and electric had no problem reaching (both are 25' long). There were a lot of campers here but everyone kept to themselves, only waving or speaking if you made eye contact. A laundry facility and tennis courts are under construction but didn't look like much progress had been made so far. This CG is good for a stay if you plan to visit the beach or surrounding cities as there is nothing to do in the park itself.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent 7 days here and had a wonderful time. We stayed for Spring Break and the first "Trade Days" event of the year and it was packed to capacity. Lots of bicycle riders (no helmets required), families with kids as well as campers of all ages in every type of RV. We hosted a scavenger hunt for the kids as well as a few other activities and it was a great time for everyone. Park was very clean although due to the crowds, the bath house ran out of hot water almost every day. Lots to see and do at the park itself, huge movie theater is only 8 miles away along with major retail shopping. They sell propane at the campground, have a small general store and a sweet shop that sells ice cream, etc.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park was nearly at capacity when we stayed here. It was very nice, relatively quiet. Lots of children playing which we enjoy. We stayed one night with full hookups and paid $22.50 with my 15% discount for the federal handicap access card. This park is near our home and we plan to visit it regularly. We had a great time here!
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