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04/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
As a previous reviewer stated, the rates are very pricey for having no Wi-Fi available at the RV sites. The rate reflects a Good Sam discount of 10%. We were told every day that they 'hoped' someone was coming to work on it, but we were not offered any discount for not having access. Also, at this time of year, all the pool facilities are not available. Our site was very close to neighbors, and a bit tight on departure turns to exit the campground. The landscape around the office is fine, but the sites themselves are tired looking with nothing much more than gravel on the ground. The WiFi was OK in the office, but we found it crowded at times with other guests crowding around the corner seating area to get their internet business handled. We also were 'booted off' the system several times during our connection time. The staff was otherwise very helpful and we found access to the city very easy via the nearby commuter rail station. Being the outermost station, we had no problem finding a seat on the train for a day trip into Boston and likewise boarded for our return at South Station. No standing for the commute - yay! We would stay here again, but without the internet access, we would try to barter for a cheaper rate, especially off-season.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The quoted rate reflects $4 in surcharges for our two children and also a Good Sam's discount. We had no problem maneuvering our big rig into the site in the hilltop area of the park. The site was level and easy for hookups. The bath house and laundry were immaculate. When taking advantage of the complimentary van tour of the Amish country, the tour was cancelled due to a vehicle breakdown. We were given complimentary vouchers for the buffet restaurant in nearby Bird-In-Hand that equated to around $50 for our family. We also were provided a highlighted map of the back roads so that we could tour the countryside on our own, with marked stops for shops such as bakers, quilts and handmade furniture. We actually enjoyed looking around at our own pace on a very lovely spring day. A day trip to Hershey was very easy to fit in as well. We would stay here again.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The quoted rate reflects a CCUSA 50% discount. We were provided a discount for a nearby buffet style restaurant and a complimentary visit to a battleground diorama. The diorama was on-site at the campground at one time, but has been relocated in town. We liked being in such close proximity to the battlefield since that was the purpose of our visit. The gravel site was a bit tricky for leveling at first, but we shifted our rig a bit and found a level spot that required no blocks. All the hookups worked fine and we found the facilities to be in good order. We would stay at this campground again.
04/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
This park is extremely overpriced for it's offerings, especially in the off-season. We were directed to park in a part gravel, part dirt pull-through site with nothing for a view but a bunch of seedy trailers in a storage lot, or the full-time resident staffers with their junk piled around their rigs. There was absolutely nothing for the kids to do as all the facilities were closed for the season, even the on-site grocery. We toured nearby Assateague Island, but would look much harder at accommodations for any future visits. We would definitely not stay here again!
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this park to tour the DC area. We do not feel that the RV park itself rates very highly. The sites are paved and level, but packed in very tight and, other than the entrance area, the landscaping is very scanty. The hookups are extremely awkward and we had trouble positioning our rig for the water line. Another reviewer compared it to Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World. We have stayed at both and find no similarity in the appearance of the park itself or amenities offered. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable, the on-site cafe serves good food in very generous portions and the Metro access is great for touring the Capitol. We also took advantage of a Gray Line pickup for a night bus tour of the monuments. We purchased subway passes at the nearby Metro station rather than purchasing fares from the RV park. The passes are usable for bus or rail fares and the self-serve kiosks are very easy to add additional value (similar to a gift card at retail stores). The RV park does not sell these. We would not park at the nearby Metro system due to security concerns. We had no qualms about leaving our vehicle securely behind the gates at Cherry Hill while we left for the day. We witnessed many vehicles in traffic around the bus that had broken windows and busted trunks as evidence of a high volume of break-ins! We would stay here again if touring DC.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We moved to this campground after finding we could not fit into any available sites at a campground at Louisa. We found the location to be good for visiting Monticello and other central Virginia sights. As others have said, the sites are very tight for big rigs. Our 5th wheel is 40' long and has 3 slides. We could squeeze our truck in at the end of our trailer, but not easily. The site was level and the facilities were good. The campground is recovering from a hard winter with lots of downed trees limbs and flooding in the meadow area. The laundry was dirty and ill-kept, but we felt that the staff had been distracted from routine cleaning to address the larger winter cleanup in the campground itself. We would expect things in better order after they've caught up on the outdoor cleanup. We thought the rate was pricey for what still was clearly off-season, but could find no better pricing in the local KOA's. We would stay here again.
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were a bit worried on the drive in to the park due to the narrow road, but once we arrived we were so glad we came. We paid for the Camp Club USA rate with the supplemental $2 for this, $2 for that. After being assisted into our site by the escort, we quickly decided to stay for a week. The weekly rate is much less expensive and none of the supplemental charges are applied. We found no problem filling our time with drives to Kitty Hawk and the Outer Banks. We would have liked to stay closer to those areas, but we didn't find many options for big rigs. We would return again to this peaceful, quiet retreat.
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate we paid was with a Camp Club USA discount. The park was almost empty and only the upper section (across the road from the office and activities) was being used. We enjoyed the seclusion and the site was level and roomy. The showers were not kept in good shape during our stay and had a strong stench of mildew. We would have rated the park a '9' if we hadn't dragged our bike rack on the driveway when exiting. The driveway is too steep, as evidenced by the deep scars in the pavement from repeated scrapes. We would stay here again, but would try to get a spot away from that steep driveway.
03/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
The rate reflects our Camp Club USA discount (50%) with $10 tacked on for our 2 children. We checked the reviews, but took a chance on this park because of it's proximity to Williamsburg, Jamestown, etc. The reviews about the horrible roads are true. The roads are in horrible shape and the turns so tight that the escort had to call back to registration to reassign us. It was that or cut down a tree. The showers were old and had no hot water. The sites were so close together that neighboring campers were leaning their heads against our rig as they sat around their fire ring. A loose Labrador from the adjacent property tore through an open gate growling and barking at our leashed dogs and kids as we took a walk on the grounds. The dog park proposed for 2010 does not exist. The park is about 50% permanently parked rigs, many in deteriorated condition. The property, without improvements, would be lovely with the huge trees and waterfront location. On one positive note, we found the staff to be very friendly. We held our breath as we were working our way out of the park to make all the turns without scraping a tree or someone else's vehicle. We managed to leave unscathed - never to return!
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate quoted reflects a CCUSA discount. With the discounted rate, the park is fine for an overnight or very brief stay. Watch carefully for the entrance just past the large parking lot for the flea market. We would stay here again for an overnight stop.
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed the quiet setting of the park and the proximity to visiting Charleston. We were worried about getting stuck. The sites are mostly grass and dirt. Heavier rigs were leaving ruts everywhere. The driveway for exiting the park is very tight for big rigs in a couple of turns. When the park is busy, the sites are very close together. The sewer connection for the adjacent site was positioned right in front of our doorway, but was tolerable as no one used that site during our stay. We would stay here again.
03/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
After checking the reviews for parks in the area, we decided to stay here. The only plus was that the owner was very friendly. The utilities worked fine, but we have come to expect that as basic to park operations. None of the facilities listed on the website were available, even showers. There was no laundry, no showers, no reliable Wi-Fi, no exercise room. Even the bathrooms were incomplete with only one working toilet that had no sink for handwashing and no heat. We were parked next to someone living in a converted school bus that raised chickens that roamed freely and annoyed our dogs. The same full-time residents released the dog unsupervised to do his business and obviously did not pick up behind him. The property has terrific potential, but customers should not be expected to pay full-price rates for minimal functionality. We would stay here again if the facilities are completed as advertised or if the rates were adjusted.
02/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park worked ok for a visit to see St. Augustine. The sandy soil didn't support our rig well and we we hurried to leave before heavy rains. Otherwise, the facilities were ok. We would not stay here again, especially if rain is in the forecast!
02/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
The site itself was fine with everything in good order. The site we selected was near an open field and had a nice view of the mountain. We were concerned at check-in regarding maneuvering near the office as the turn is very tight and the driveway has some serious spots in need of leveling. The 'new' bathrooms were in terrible shape upon our arrival. The staff faulted a boy scout troop that had just departed. Upon the promise of immediate attention to the abhorrent conditions, we decided the stay. The bath houses are in need of an update and were not clean, but were not public health issues like the bathroom behind the office. The laundry was filthy with a hodge podge of old machines. We did not use them. We did like the quiet as the location is well away from the highway and the go-kart track was not being used during our stay. We would not stay here again as the bath house and laundry are not what we expect for the rate charged.
02/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
The staff is friendly, but the trashy long-term residents make this a very uncomfortable place to stay. The sites are very cramped for big rigs due to trees and the narrow drives through the park. We didn't use the laundry facility. WiFi worked fine. We would not return to this park.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate quoted reflects a CCUSA discount (50%). The park has recently installed new internet access equipment, so it worked without a hitch. Things were a bit muddy as the river had flooded the park a few weeks prior to our stay. At check in, there is a sign that notes the river levels for the week as well as the level when the park must be evacuated. The bath houses were clean, but need some work. The laundry was clean and no charge. We would stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is in a beautiful setting alongside the Arkansas River. Only one of the three bath houses were available due to renovations. Also, one of the three dump stations (and the one most conveniently located) was shut down. It is off season, but the rates should have been adjusted accordingly for the inconvenience. If arriving in the near future, ask the park staff to show you which baths and dump stations are working before selecting your site! The road (Pinnacle Valley) to the park appears to have been recently repaved and most of it widened to have shoulders. We would stay here again.
01/2010
rating [ 3/10 ]
We returned to this park after a pleasant stay a few months ago. Unfortunately, this stay was a disaster. There was snow during our stay and we were appalled that the park had no snow removal equipment or contract for removal. Many long term residents paid one of the other residents to clear their way to work, etc with a little bobcat. We did not realize that individuals were making their own arrangements for clearing and inquired at the office regarding when our drive would be cleared. We were met with shrugged shoulders and were advised that the owner said that the snow would melt soon. When we finally got the 'scoop' about the private arrangements, we paid $20 for the resident with the bobcat to clear the drive for us. After making a firm complaint with the office, the owner called and agreed to refund the $20. We all took turns with our small snow shovel to further clear the turns that still blocked our way out of the park. Like one other review, we needed a propane refill and were told to return the next day. We found the office to be closed and no recourse to locate anyone to fill the tank. Fortunately, we were still using our alternate tank, so we didn't run out before the second day when someone was available to fill our empty one. Amarillo's climate is one that demands preparation and we consider this park's lack thereof to be irresponsible. We left a day earlier than planned and will not likely return.
01/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate shown reflects a half-price CC USA discount. We stayed here through a record snow storm for the area. Snow plows cleared the drives regularly to make ingress and egress possible and when we were ready to leave, they made a special effort to clear for our maneuvering in a big rig. We enjoyed the nearby Elk Ridge ski area that was very small, but very family friendly. We also escaped cabin fever at the associated hotel for a couple of meals at the bar. We checked on the buffet and were shocked at the ridiculous $20 charge for fare such as Shepherd's Pie and corn dogs. If in the area, we will stay here again.
01/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate quoted was for a 50 amp site with a half-price CCUSA discount. The park has easy big rig access and adequate amenities. We purchased propane while there and enjoyed the terrific customer service of the on-site pickup and delivery service. While adjacent to the interstate, we were not bothered by road noise. We would definitely stay at this park again at the discounted rate.
11/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We hoped to stay at the Cedar Rail RV park at Raton Pass, but they had closed for the season just 2 days earlier. The facilities are adequate, but tight for big rigs. The metal posts intended to prevent damage to the sewer connections made it difficult to place our rig so that the slides could be utilized. Internet and cable services worked fine. The noise from nearby highways was not noticeable inside the RV. We did not check the laundry since we only stayed overnight. The owner instructed us to disconnect our water connection during the night as temperatures were predicted to be in the 30s. We have a well insulated water system that has worked for us in temperatures as low as 10F. The park's water line is not protected for low temperatures. While the mandate was not a huge inconvenience, we think parks that advertise themselves to be open year round should make adequate provisions to do so - especially with the rate charged. The park is overpriced for the very basic amenities offered. We would only stay here again in a pinch.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
The facilities were excellent: easy access for a big rig, cable and internet worked well, clean bath house and laundry facilities. The rate quoted reflects a 50% discount through CampClubUSA. The owners are very gracious people and went out of their way to be helpful. The only reason we cannot rate the facility with a '10' is due to the limited access to restroom/shower facilities. Only one per gender was available during our stay. While we understand the need to winterize the campground, there were several occasions that the wait in line for the facilities was very inconvenient.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The staff is excellent. The quoted rate is based on a weekly rate. We were placed in the middle row in the older (front) section of the park. Residents were parked awkwardly, making our entry really tight. The escort did an excellent job of helping us through the tight spots. Because the park wasn't crowded at this time of year, we were able to have two spaces. We parked the 5th wheel in one and the truck next to it. We can not imagine being parked in this space with a neighbor. We would not be able to open our slides, much less the awning! The facilities were fine and everything worked even with 12" of snow during our stay. Wi-Fi, water connections and electric were all in working order throughout the very cold weather. The restrooms were clean and the laundry was large, clean and very reasonable ($1.25 for wash, $1.00 for dryer). We would stay here again, but only if we could be in the more spacious first row sites.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park staff was excellent, especially when a terrible wet snow hit during the night. Those lovely 200 trees were dropping huge branches all over the park and power outages plagued the entire community for about 24 hrs. RV's were moving to any area that didn't have huge branches looming over them. When daylight arrived, the park staff worked like crazy to clear branches from the roadways and accommodate folks as best they could. Aside from that catastrophe, our review is that the park is well-kept and offers great facilities. Our beef with this park and others like it, is the unfair extra charge for kids, especially in an off season when the pool is closed. We know that our kids don't cost these parks more and the policy of charging extra penalizes families. Another negative for this park is the hunters that were carving up their kills on site, including piling deer carcasses on the very nice picnic tables. We did not enjoy the view of deer carcasses hanging from the trees and wouldn't use those picnic tables: ever! The road construction is awful, but the construction crew moved cones and barrels to assist our entrance to the park. From the looks of it, the construction may still be present next spring. We'd suggest calling the park to ask about the entrance. With all the cones and closed driveways, it was extremely difficult to see the entrance to the campground.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is OK for a one night stop. Gravel pads are long enough for a big rig, but narrow. The park has a steep entrance off the highway, but an easier drive is on the side street. There is no office. Upon arrival, you complete an envelope and place payment into a slotted container. We had some difficulty with some deep, loose gravel and nearly got stuck when trying to find a level spot within the space. The bathhouse is old and was not very clean. We didn't use the laundry facility. We tried to use our air card for internet access and had little luck. TV reception with an antenna was also very spotty. We would stay here again for an overnight stop.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate quoted is with a Camp Club USA discount. We used one of three sites with a 50amp hookup. Like other reviewers, we did not notice the highway noise when inside the RV. The restroom facilities are very clean. The laundry room floor was not clean, so we had to take care to not drop any of our freshly washed items! The Wi-Fi worked well and we had no problem parking our 40+ 5th wheel. We would stay here again: especially with the discount!
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is not very well kept and has many full time residents. Trash was everywhere and the roads were terrible. We would rate the park a '3' if it were not for the shared pool with the Days Inn. Our kids had a blast and the pool facilities are well kept. The Wi-Fi reception was terrible from the park so we took our laptop to the pool in the Days Inn. We would not stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate quoted reflects a Camp Club USA discount which is good for one night only. The site was not very level. We didn't use the laundry facilities, but the restroom facilities were very clean. There were lots of full time residents in the back in spaces around the border of the park. The grounds are very spacious and green, but the grassy areas are very uneven. Be sure to have a flashlight to make the trip to the restroom facilities after dark! There is a small pond area, but it was almost dry. We had trouble with the WiFi connection and our air card didn't work well either. We would stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate shown is based on a weekly rate with the extra charges for 2 kids. We had to watch carefully when pulling out due to the trees. We had no problem with neighbor awnings, but we were parked at the end of a row with only one neighbor. The park was very full due to a nearby Good Sams event and a home game for University of Missouri. We were pleasantly surprised that it was not noisy. The restrooms and laundry facilities were very clean. We enjoyed the chiminea and picnic tables that were provided. We had some problems with the WiFi connection, but it was stormy during our stay. We would stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Although a little inconvenient for just one night, we found this park to be very pleasant and worth the trouble to find. Due to other comments, we called ahead to find out our site number. We then checked in at the off-sight office after unhitching the 5th wheel. The restrooms and laundry facilities were immaculate. The Wi-Fi worked fine and the paved pull through sites were long enough for any big rig. We would definitely stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful. The rules are posted everywhere and are fair. The owners obviously have a lot of experience and keep the campground in good shape for their current and future guests. We were in the front row and were able to access the Wi-Fi. The price is a little high, especially if the pool is closed. We were able to use it once before the closing after Labor Day weekend. The sites vary in size and utilities, but seem to be reserved specifically for the size of your unit and needs. The grounds are pleasant and well maintained with lots of mature trees. The bathrooms/showers were very clean as were the laundry facilities. We would stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
We were greeted by a very rude lady that complained about our discount. We used Camp Club USA which was 1/2 price for one night. We had requested a pull through site and were assigned a back in at the rear of the grounds with a row of full time residents. The bathroom/shower facilities were spartan and were not clean. The park didn't provide any hand soap or anything to dry hands. The pull through sites were very long and there were plenty of vacant spots during our stay. The park staff/owner apparently has a grudge about CCUSA members. Our site had a bit of gravel that was mostly overgrown by grass and was not level. The internet was fine. The facility is overpriced for the amenities offered. The heated pool was closed - even at the beginning of September. The owner indicated that she will no longer participate in CCUSA. We would not have known about her park without CCUSA and will most definitely not stay at this park again.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We used an Escapees discount for our stay. The spaces are all on grass and very tight for big rigs. The lakefront sites are taken by regulars and/or seasonals, but we had a narrow view of the lake from the pull-throughs. The bath house is old, but clean and the owners and staff are very friendly. We enjoyed the lake setting and the kids had a great time during our stay. We might not stay here again due to the tight maneuvering for our big rig.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Although the park was right next to the interstate, we did not hear traffic noise. The large trees provide a nice visual and noise barrier. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. The park does not have internet service and our air card did not work consistently. There also was not a laundry facility. Maneuvering our big rig was a bit tight, but the space was level and roomy when parked. The restrooms and showers were clean and the on-site store offered many conveniences as well as fuel. We would stay here again.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was not as convenient to the interstate as we had hoped, but it worked for an overnight stop. The driveways and pads for parking were not paved. With the wind blowing, it was very dusty and hard to keep dirt from blowing into the RV. The sites were fairly level and accessible for big rigs. The bath house was older, but clean. We didn't use the laundry facility, but it looked clean also. The internet Wi-Fi connection worked well.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is easy to access from the interstate and good for an overnight stop. The facilities were very clean. The pads are gravel, pretty level and roomy for big rigs. The Wi-Fi connection worked well for us.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice facility with easy access to Yellowstone. The river was nice, but we didn't see much of it. Our site was adjacent to the entrance and very close to the highway. As others have mentioned, the road noise is greatly reduced at night, but during the day it was very bothersome. The laundry, showers and restrooms were spotless. We had a few problems with internet reception. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had no problem with our pull-through site, but some might be difficult for big rigs.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is pretty noisy with the interstate on one side and a busy road on the other. The access driveway is pretty tight for a bigger rig to maneuver. The manager/owner is very helpful and guided us to our spot just fine. Two rigs are assigned to each pull through, one behind the other and the sites are arranged so that entry doors are facing one another. Nice trees and grass are on most sites. The internet connection worked fairly well. The showers, restrooms and laundry facilities were worn but clean. Bicycle enthusiasts will be pleased with access to Trail of the Coeur D'Alenes within a few blocks and Hiawatha Trail within a few miles. The manager was very helpful with information for the Idaho sites and also Yellowstone National Park. The rate shown reflects a Good Sams discount.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is very attractive with lots of large trees and well maintained grass between sites and along driveways through the park. The park is quiet, but there's quite a bit of road noise and a nearby train. We were not charged for our site due to a bee infestation in an adjacent tree. The staff was surprised when we arrived as someone was supposed to notify us of the bee problem and cancel. We were also told there were no other sites in the park available, although several sites were vacant during our stay. The tree wasn't that close to the RV and we had no other place to stay, so we were allowed to stay and were not charged. The restroom, laundry and shower facilities were old, but clean. Maneuvering the driveways was a bit tight for a big rig. We used an air card for internet access, so we didn't miss Wi-Fi.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
The route from the eastbound interstate was confusing and there were no signs directing us. We had no sewer hookup, but the site was fairly level, easy to access even with lots of large trees and provided lots of welcome privacy. The nearby river is beautiful, but the traffic noise from the interstate was very loud. The restroom, shower and laundry facilities were clean. The showers charged about $1 for 10 minutes or so. Most of the exterior sites are occupied by full time residents, but all were well kept. We felt the rate was a little high for a site without sewer hookup or internet service, but we would stay here again.
07/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
The back-in site was very difficult for us to maneuver and was not level. The driveway was too narrow and with the large bus across the way from our site prevented an easy back-in maneuver. The site itself could not be called 'paved' as it had very little gravel in the area intended for the RV. The sites near the bay are maintained a bit better, but some would be difficult for big rigs. We happened to arrive during a week when an annual Indian canoe trek was scheduled to stop at the park. The canoes were only at the location for overnight, but apparently many tent campers meet the travelers. The tent campers stayed for the whole week. When we checked in, we received a notice of the event and forewarning that the campers could be rowdy. We were not pleased with the environment created when several of these campers took over the building with the restrooms and showers with gang-like behavior and appearance. We didn't allow our kids to go to the restroom facilities after dark. We don't expect to pay the rate charged and deal with this. The notice told us to be patient and realize the RV staff would have limited abilities to impact negative behaviors of the tent campers. After the tent campers left, the atmosphere was much better and we enjoyed walking along the bay. There are a lot of full time residents in old run-down campers and piles of junk. The tides vary quite a bit and waterfront sites have a lot of mud and the associated smells at low tide. The facility is overpriced considering the amenities and apparently survives based on location alone. The laundry facilities were too dirty for our use. During the period when the tent campers were on-site, the restrooms and showers were in terrible condition. The internet service worked well. We would check other parks in the area before staying here again.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is older, but kept up reasonably well. The sites are level, paved and easy to access even with a long rig like ours (40'+ bike rack). The restroom, shower and laundry facilities were clean. One full time resident became agitated with us for using more than 2 washers. We wanted to wash 3 loads. There are 6 washers available and no one was using any of them when we arrived. There was a posted sign requesting users to please use 2 washers, but we didn't take the sign as a rule but rather a request to be considerate of others. We didn't push the issue and waited to load our 3rd washer until after moving the other loads along. We enjoyed the walking trail that encircles the park with a canal on the other side. The location allowed us to travel to Portland, Columbia River Scenic Highway, Astoria, Mount St. Helens and Ape Cave during our stay. The rate reflects the weekly rate adjusted for $4 added daily for 2 dogs and 2 kids. The internet connection worked well. The park was quiet. We would suggest requesting the exterior pull through row.
07/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This rate was with a CampClub USA discount applied. This is a no frills facility with a large percentage of residents. We found it quiet but several large dogs were out from time to time (pit bull type). Their owners were accompanying them (not necessarily with a leash), but we were still uncomfortable. The showers and laundry facility were clean. The showers required a few quarters. Parking was a little tight for our 45' 5th wheel. The internet connection was fine.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The rate reflects a Good Sams discount. The site was long enough, but we had to park out of the shade to miss the furnished concrete table and bench. The sites offer a lot of privacy due to the landscape, but also no view. We only had a view of the restroom building. Even the waterfront sites do not have a view of the river due to the tall shrubs. We had trouble walking around our unit with the slides out due to the tight fit in the shrubs. The pool was clean, but tiny. The restrooms/showers and laundry room were all spotless. We had no problem with the Internet service. We would stay at this park again, but would try to choose a site with less obstructive shrubbery.
06/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
The rate includes the $5 per child per night fee that KOA typically charges. The campsites and entry to the park are not big rig friendly. After investing 30 minutes maneuvering into our site, our 5th wheel had only inches between trees, tree branches and the utility post. The office/camp store staff was made up of young folk that for the most part didn't know much. They were moderately friendly to us, but several folk mentioned rude treatment. While we like friendly people, our rating is influenced by value for the dollar. This is the most expensive park we've used except for WDW Fort Wilderness. Apparently, they are able to keep these exhorbitant prices due to the proximity to San Franscisco. The park has a long way to go to justify the prices. Whereas WDW also has expensive prices, the sites are or have been upgraded to fit the larger RVs and the restroom/shower facilities were immaculate. This KOA swimming pool was nasty with dirty diapers/swim pants left on the pool deck. The restroom/shower facilities are very old. Our kids did enjoy visiting the petting farm which had five new baby goats. We also scheduled the tour of S.F., which was pricey but the guide was excellent. Internet access worked fine. We did not use the laundry facilities due to overcrowding. We were barraged by irritating, loud, repetitive music from the arcade every night. The machines were apparently turned off for quiet hours, but we couldn't wait to get away from the noise. The rec hall also had some type of kareoke night with the volume pumped up like a rock concert. We did not enjoy listening to everyone that participated and were not able to listen to our own music or TV in our RV. We will not stay here again, even if it means we must drive further to visit S.F.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our Good Sam's discount offset the 10% tax, so the rate quoted is the amount we paid with the discount applied. The resort promotes free golf, but utilizing the discount negated that offer. The facility is beautifully landscaped with immaculate pool, hot tub, restrooms and showers. The environment is not kid-friendly with rules such as no foreign objects in the pool area. While friendly enough, the regulars and some staff have the run of the pool area with nightly gatherings in the adjoining meeting room and their pets roaming free in the pool area. The laundry facililty is very reasonably priced and one of the cleanest we've seen. An odd request is posted to use only one machine at a time (there are three sets of washers and dryers). The angle of the pull through sites is difficult for big rigs, but manageable.
05/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed for several nights as we made day trips to see Monterey and Big Sur. The facilities are old and the restrooms need an update. Some of the spaces are big rig friendly, but many are not due to low branches. The road and pads are gravel with lots of stickers and dead grass. The swimming pool was in great shape but the water was icy cold. We liked the quiet and the rate. We would stay again for an overnight. The campground would not accept membership discount, but provided their own 10% discount authorized by the new owners. Our GPS recognized the address if the Gustine was entered as the city.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
You couldn't get more big rig friendly - long gravel sites with plenty of width. Two fenced dog parks in great condition and really nice bath houses. The laundry facility was very clean and large. On-site BBQ and breakfast was good and moderately priced. Being at least 15 miles from grocers, it was nice to have the option of purchasing meals. Wi-Fi was fine. We object to KOA charging extra for the kids, but limiting their participation in recreation activities. They were prohibited from using the hot tub and the swimming pool was icy in spite of being promoted as solar heated with extremely limited hours for use. We tried to ride our bikes, but the large gravel used for pavement made it really tough. We did enjoy the quiet and watching the many rabbits and roadrunners around the park.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is convenient to I-40 but the access is very confusing. Access is adequate for big rigs, but some difficult maneuvering may be required to exit the rows. A roomy fenced dog run was available but typical of several desert locations, had not a blade of grass. We would stay again for an overnight stop.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park would get a '10' if the sites were built up enough to keep the RVs out of the water. We were fortunate to have the only site on our row with enough elevation. All the other sites in our row had at least 6 inches of standing water after a rain. The fenced dog park is good and pool was clean and warm (for March rainy days). The mini-golf and rec room were great. The bath house and laundry were clean and in good shape. The Continental breakfast was a store bought pastry item that could be purchased at any convenience store and quantity was limited to one per person. It was no charge, but still - this doesn't meet my definition of 'continental breakfast'. The WIFI worked fine and the location was fairly convenient to Pensacola attractions. The park staff and hosts were very friendly.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Excellent value in a very scenic, peaceful spot. Nothing is paved, so we had anxious moments pulling in along sandy roads. We also studied the sites carefully to choose a spot large enough for us. There are a few sites that will accommodate big rigs, but the lovely trees make access a challenge. Recently acquired by the county, we felt they did a good job of operating the facility. The large indoor pool was exceptional and the spring is lush and a treat to see. The bath house was old, but clean. Laundry facilities were housed under a covered porch and were very old as well. We would stay again, after checking on number of sites available for big rigs.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Adequate for big rigs if the park is fairly unoccupied. We parked on an end site with exit to a driveway through the park and were fine. Bathhouse and laundry were clean but very old. The pool had not yet opened for the spring/summer. Breakfast was good and plentiful for a very cheap price. In our opinion, if the KOA's are going to charge extra for kids, they need extra entertainment options for them. If some options are closed for the season, then reduce the price accordingly. The owners were hands on managers and were friendly. Wi-Fi was fine with good reception.
04/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Stayed in the Council Bluff area. Took forever to back in to our site with assistance from about 3 other campers. Sites are narrow and at difficult angles for backing big rigs. A few are much easier, but sites are first come - first serve. The bath house is very old but we drove to another park area for newer and cleaner facilities. We would stay again, if we could verify that the few big rig friendly sites were not occupied. The rate we paid was for camping only, we have an annual pass for individual admission fees. No laundry facilities within 20 miles or so. A couple of convenience stores are on the park road with a few basic food items/supplies.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Big rig access is a little iffy depending on the location and how full the park is. We had to pull through one site to get to our assigned one. The sites are paved, but turning radius is not fully paved for big rigs. We were hard pressed to park truck at either end of 5th wheel. The price is great and we were given two free breakfast buffets for the casino. The buffet was the largest and best quality food we've seen. Shower facilities were clean, but limited in number. WIFI worked well. We would definitely stay again.
03/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
For the price, the park was good. There was not enough crushed shell material at our site. We almost got stuck backing in and asked the park management to bring in extra material so that we wouldn't get stuck pulling out. Only sand was brought in, so sure enough - we got stuck. Friendly park neighbors helped us out quickly (makes me think this is a common occurrence?). LOTS of full time or at least full winter residents. We must have met the bad apples the one day we did laundry in the laundry room - definitely grumpy, rude and filled the laundry room with cigarette smoke! Pool was great, dogs were welcome. Internet worked fine and shower facilities kept clean. On-site grill was terrific with reasonably priced food that was plentiful and really great. We didn't play golf, but the course looked well-kept and rates were more than reasonable. Inconvenient to town - a nearby convenience store had most of what we needed, but a trip of over 15 miles was necessary to restock pantry and fridge. Narrow two lane highway (Hwy 80 )with no shoulder and lots of traffic. Met a new manager on our next to last day - maybe they'll address the site improvements that are needed to keep people from getting stuck?
02/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed for about a week to visit the area and Kennedy Space Center. It is n ot truly big rig friendly in our opinion. the pet policy is bizarre. We were placed near the front of the grounds, so we could walk our dogs across the driveway to the dog walk area. This was actually kind of pleasant, around a pond with a fountain. We thought it pricey for the quality of the facility, but we also had great difficulty finding openings anywhere at that time of year. There are lots of full time residents, but they were very friendly to our family and our boys enjoyed the pool. We all participated in the weekend breakfast and had a great time. We will look for a different place if we return to the area - primarily because of the pet policy and tight access for our 5th wheel. Internet access worked fine and we didn't miss the cable as we had plenty of sight seeing to do and antenna access offered the little TV we wanted.
02/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved staying at the Fort Wilderness campground. The only reason to not make this a 10 rating is because we had such a hard time backing in. The site itself is large enough, the problem was the site across from us was too close to maneuver our fifth wheel AND their car was parked in front of their rig. If we could have located them to move the car just for our backing in, we would have made it fine. Once in our site, we had no problems opening awnings, picnic table and parking our vehicle within our site. The bath house and laundry facility were very clean, access to buses and boat transportation was great (loop 400). The pool was under renovation, but it was pretty cold for a swim anyway. We've stayed at the Disney resorts on previous visits and paid $200-300 per night. The campground is a bargain compared to that. As for the expense of grocery items, etc. - you are still at Disney where everything is exorbitantly priced. Groceries can be purchased off-site for more reasonable prices. The fenced dog park was terrific and we also used the on-site kennels so that we could enjoy the parks all day without worries for our pets. The staff were terrific and dogs were well-cared for. We did not use Disney's WIFI nor did we watch much TV. The petting farm is no longer at the campground, but has moved to Animal Kingdom where you would have to use your park admission to see - we were a little bummed about that. Otherwise - take plenty of cash and have a great time - you're at Disney World!
02/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
OK for big rigs, but the spaces are very narrow (as in, awnings and slides practically touching each other). The photos on the website are taken on the park behind the office. There are a handful of spaces between the office and the highway. We were assigned one of those spaces even though we had reserved over 2 weeks in advance. When we saw the contrast, the likely road noise, the inconvenience for the bath house or laundry facilities, and complete void of wooded ambience, we requested either a further reduced rate or to be relocated. We were relocated to another site that was much more tolerable. The sites were not paved and would have been a real mess with much more rain than we experienced. We were here in winter, so no there was opportunity to use the pool. The open grassy area was good for walking our dogs, but we had to pick our way past several areas left by other dogs without owners picking up. We'd love to encourage all park owners to strictly enforce leash and waste pickup by guests to assure that the park remains pleasant for everyone: even other dog owners! Restroom facilities were moderately clean and the laundry room was good.
01/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
It has dirt and gravel sites. There is adequate room for a big rig, depending on the specific location. The bathhouse is clean, but very old as is the laundry facility. It is the best of the offerings in the area, but a shame to charge so much for facilities in desperate need of an upgrade. Our rate reflects the KOA membership and the 'stay 6 nights, get one free', but also the extra charge for our 2 kids. Internet access is spotty. We will stay here again, but only because they are the only facility in the community and we have family in town.
05/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Immaculate restroom, shower and laundry facilities. Roomy sites for big rigs with super easy turns in and out. Internet access worked well. Indoor heated swimming pool and spa located across the street at the hotel (but readily shared with RV guests) was not as clean as we like to see. The kennel was handy for our dogs to stay while we made a long day trip to the Grand Canyon. Dog walk areas (and everything on-site) were gravel - not a blade of grass anywhere.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park was preparing for summer season when we stayed here. The pool was closed down for some extensive work, and a major plumbing project was going on. The entrance was 'big rig' friendly, but the pull-through sites were not really pull-through. We were told to exit by turning 90 degrees out of our site and then to make another 90 degree turn between a row of tightly packed park models. We were at the park for over a week and watched every motor home and large fifth wheel back out into some empty spaces to exit. Because the park wasn't crowded, this worked out. If they're booked up, I don't know how the big rigs will get in or out of the pull-through sites. The laundry facility was the largest we've seen but not the cleanest - just o.k. The recreation room was beautiful with large fireplace and had a really large porch that we enjoyed for a change of scenery. The closest grocery is in Flagstaff, about 15 miles north.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The facilities are clean, but there are a limited number of showers. There is a great laundry room, although we didn't use. Internet access worked well. It is about 15 miles to a grocery store. The store on-site had a fairly good selection of items. There is a nicely fenced pet area, but not a single blade of grass to be found. There is easy access for big rigs.
05/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Immaculate facilities (restrooms, showers and laundry room). Loved the pool and hot tub. Internet access worked flawlessly with strong signal. Friendly staff, nice restaurant on-site and fresh cookies every day at 3:00 pm in the store. Yum! Roomy sites - paved with healthy grass between.
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