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06/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
Rarely do I give poor reviews to an RV park unless it is really bad, but we've had very poor service here. Checking in was fine, as the front desk lady was lovely. The man who brought us to our site was not particularly friendly. I know that wind is a problem in the desert of NM, but to keep losing power when the wind blows is crazy. Today we had no water or power more than once. Thank goodness we were here, as our dogs would have died in the heat. The park only has grass in the dog park. It is very dusty. If they can have green grass in a dog park, why no grass around the sites? How this park is rated as highly as it is is beyond me. It is 50 miles from Carlsbad Caverns which is not explained anywhere I could find. It is at least 15 miles from a town in the middle of nowhere. The sites are large, true, and I'm sure the pool is fine, but when your power goes out from a windy day, it makes no sense. Beyond that, it is not in Carlsbad which is what their ads say. Maybe it's the only game in town worth staying, but I would rather park at Walmart, be closer and know I have to run my generator to have power. This is one park where I feel I can't wait to leave, and I felt that as soon as the man guided us into it.
06/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a lovely park close to many of the casinos. Paved roads and paved sites. This is our second stay here, and it is one of the nicest parks in which we've stayed. It is always very clean! I'd definitely return if I'm in the area. There is no problem getting in if you are a big rig, as along as you unhook coming into it. Good luck at the casinos! Great restaurants nearby, as well.
02/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
The first year we stayed here, I believe I gave them a 10. It is a pretty park. However, we have seen this park going downhill for the past 3 years. Last year, we had very low water pressure. Getting into our site was a REAL challenge between the tree across the street and then palm trees and ficus hedges on each side of the site which were not trimmed properly. This year, the wi-fi was so slow, we had to use our ATT card. They say they've run new power, but our power was so low the entire stay that the generator kicked on at one point. Good thing it was cool, as we couldn't run our AC units because of the low power. We've never had that problem, even in smaller, much less expensive parks. Once again, we had very low water pressure. Doing wash was an issue for two reasons--power and pressure. With that said, it's probably the best park in the Key West area. It just does not rate a 10, in our view, nor would we return.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
I'm surprised at some of the comments about this lovely park. It is a campground, not a resort. However, it is very clean and well done. I've had no problem with their Internet. It's better than many others. I noticed a remark about getting into the park which worried me, as we drive a 45 foot coach towing. and had no problem. We were escorted to a lovely site with a concrete patio. The roads and sites are gravel but no dust at all. This place is lovely with a nice playground and grass. There is a lake with ducks. The owners are very friendly, and it's obvious they are working to make this a lovely RV park. There are picnic tables and benches all around this park. I hesitated to stop here when I read some of the reviews, as we are rather choosy, but I'd definitely stop here again. It's an easy drive from the interstate. Yes, it's 5 miles, but it is so pleasant out here. We do not have cell phone service with AT&T, as others have said, but that is not the fault of the park. As I said, the internet has worked fine for me. If I'm back in the area, I'd definitely come back. Much nicer than a lot of much higher rated parks in my mind. They didn't take my GS card, as it is a weekend.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Class A only park with a beautiful club room, pool, etc. They have a marina for the owners. As others said, there is a lot of construction going on, so if you want to have quiet and not a lot of dust, make sure you ask for your site to be away from construction. The construction, brick work, etc., doesn't make for a good stay. The owners had a Derby party which was lovely, and we found them to be very friendly. That was a nice added touch. There are sites for sale, but no one tried to approach us about buying. In other words, it isn't a hard sell type situation. Our rate was with a 30% discount with a coupon from the Tampa RV show. There are good restaurants and a Publix close by if you have a car. We found the sites to be a bit narrow with the coach houses they have. You couldn't put your awnings out. Since our site was a "for sale" lot, we had no table. Our friends had furniture at theirs, but it was so dirty from the construction, they chose not to use it. We felt the management could be better about cleaning before new rentals come into the owned sites. Overall, it's a beautiful park and pretty close to the beach but a bit crowded for a number of reasons.
04/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
After reading previous reviews, we weren't sure whether to stay here or not, and it was one of our favorites of our month trip through Alabama doing the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The owner was extremely nice and helpful. Because we read about tight spots, we mentioned that to him, and he gave us and our traveling friends spaces side by side with an empty spot between us so we'd have enough room. Along the river and the walking trail, he has wooden swings. Lovely for sitting and watching the sunset. It was a bit dusty because the roads are not paved, but there is a lovely grassy area in the middle of the park. The landscaping is very nicely done. He's even added a new storm shelter in the event of a tornado. That's another nice touch for the park. There are quite a few restaurants in the immediate area. It's about 20 minutes to the Robt.Trent Jones Golf Trail. My husband hadn't been there more than 20 minutes when he pulled out his fishing gear and pulled in a couple of VERY nice sized bass. I heard no road noise, but we were on the "bay" side of the river. If you're going to camp near a river, you'll hear boat noise. To complain about that seems a bit much, but that's just my opinion. I loved this park and would definitely like to go back. We travel in a 45 foot coach, so if it seemed tight to some, I'd suggest getting a site near the water, as we found it fine, even if there had been a coach between us and our friends.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
I had to chuckle about the dog nazi statement in one review. How true that is! You aren't supposed to let your dog wet outside on the grass. You are supposed to take them to the dog park. I have to wonder how a little 5 lb dog can possibly hurt their grass, but whatever. I found the staff friendly, but really overbearing when it comes to the pet "friendly" part of the park. It could be their dog watering on their shrubs and killing them. Make sure you don't drive your car the wrong way to your site, either. Oh, well, it's a nice park with spacious pull through sites and close to Montgomery and to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses in Prattville. There's even a decent fish restaurant right down the road: a bit of Alabama hospitality! There is no pool.
04/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
The staff and owners of this park are very helpful and friendly. It seems that the relatively new owners are trying to do upgrades and make the park nicer. However, I do not understand how this park gets the ratings it gets from Good Sam and Woodall's. My point is that it's a nice park, but it's not a great park. The first site in which they wanted us to park would have been nearly impossible for our 45 ft rig, but they willingly put us in another site. One good thing I can say is that they have a storm shelter which is a great thing when traveling through Alabama during tornado season. We would stay here again.
04/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a COE park. It's pretty much in the middle of nowhere, so be sure to shop before you arrive. The people working there were very friendly and helpful. If you drive over a 40 ft. coach, you should ask them for site 1 or 2, as I'm not sure how you'd manage some of the other sites because of the trees. They are long, but they're very narrow. There are trees along the back in sites which would make it very difficult to open slideouts. We actually enjoyed this park, but except for sites at the very front of the park, I don't think we could have parked our 45 ft coach. They really seemed surprised to see a coach as as large as ours coming into the park. Because of the site in which we parked, we could get satellite, but cell phone service was VERY spotty. Most sites were too tree covered to get satellite. It is definitely not a luxury park, but a camping spot which was clean, quiet, pleasant and on the river.
04/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Upon arriving at the park very late at night in a pouring rain, we found someone was in our assigned spot. It took us about 45 minutes to finally get into an appropriate site since the office was closed. Park security was about as clueless as we were. Directions into this park are not good. The grass was full of sand spurs, so our dogs had problems. Low hanging branches drug across the top of our coach. We wouldn't choose to stay in this park again, even though it is close to some decent restaurants and on the casino property.
03/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a perfect spot for staying in your RV and visiting New Orleans. It is surrounded by a tall brick wall, gated, and is a few blocks walk to Bourbon Street. The office is a lovely brick building in keeping with the architecture in New Orleans. The sites are roomy and paved. The staff was very helpful in getting cabs, if needed. We were there for the Final Four, and we never felt unsafe at all in the area. In fact, there were probably 100 police officers next to the vacant building mentioned in a prior review. We asked the police about our safety. They just suggested we walk around the Visitors' Center beside which was a police station rather than walking near the projects which were on the other side of the area. I would highly recommend this park and would go back. We were not bothered by road noise, nor sirens. In fact, I don't even recall hearing any excess noise. Our site was about midway down the road. After reading other reviews, I have to admit that I was truly surprised about how lovely this park is.
02/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent place to stop before going down to the Keys. It is fairly close to the Florida Turnpike with easy access--five miles or so down a rural two lane road. It is out in the middle of orange groves. It's hardly what I'd consider a resort, but it's clean, has a nice store, and the staff and campers were friendly. The sites are grass, but some looked quite tight. We have a 45 foot motorhome, and I was guided to a site where I KNEW I could not get around a tree, and the gentleman was nice enough to move me to a more accessible site. Leveling our motorhome was no problem. I'd stay here again for an overnight if I were driving to the Keys, but it sure isn't what I'd consider a destination resort.
02/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We've stayed in this park for 5 days for the past two years. It seems to be very difficult to get a waterfront site, as we put in our reservation 11 months in advance this year and had worse sites than last year. Last year, I felt it was the most beautiful park in which I'd stayed, but this year I felt a bit differently. The people are friendly, and the location is nice. We found the sites to be a bit tight for our larger RV than last year. The hosts come and cut the hedges, palms, etc, if they are a problem, but some sites are quite tight because of the shrubbery, and, truly, that should be done before we are trying to park our RV in a site as expensive as theirs. There is absolutely NO grass except in their dog park near the entry to the park which creates a dog walking problem when it is pouring rain. This is a lovely park, but the above reasons are why I can't rate it a 10.
10/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
We asked if this park would handle a 45 ft motorhome before coming, more than once. While we are parked here, we found this park not to be appropriate for larger rigs. They have low hanging trees which hit and dragged over our coach. The place is one big dust pile. To get to our space was nearly impossible because of the number of vehicles parked around the area and the low hanging branches. We actually had to come to our space going down the one way road the wrong way, because of the situation. I would never come back to this park because of this situation. They should never advertise this park as big rig friendly, as it IS NOT.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Warning! If you are coming into town on Hwy30 from York, do not follow directions in Trailer Life directory or the campground directions on how to get to this park. It takes you through downtown Gettysburg making turns that are nearly impossible. Our friends followed their GPS which took them halfway around the town square where they continued straight and up the hill by the Seminary and then turned left. They then turned right on Hwy 116 and avoided the very difficult turn in downtown Gettysburg. We really enjoyed this park. Our site was a back in near the entrance to the park. There was plenty of room for our 45 ft coach, and we were able to use our satellite. The owner was quite helpful and cut some tree limbs which would have hit the top of our motor coach when we backed in. They allowed us to look at some pull-through sites and then let us choose where we wanted to park. It is very convenient to the battlefields and town. They have a putt putt golf course and a large meadow (grassy area) which says no dogs are allowed, but we sure saw dogs playing there. They also have a large sandy play yard for kids. We were allowed to have a man come in and wash our RV while we were there, and there is an RV repairman on site. We didn't use his services, so I can't recommend him. This is a very clean, well-kept park. It isn't new, but they are working hard to make people happy while staying in their campground. I'd definitely stay in this park again.
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
The plus is location--right in the midst of Amish country by a working farm. The staff was quite friendly and met us outside when we drove into the park. I didn't use their Internet service. It is for 12 hours and then we had to pay. Each day, you had to go back and get a new password. Strange. We were in what I think was the only pull-through site, and even it was a challenge. There was a basketball goal sitting out too far in the road and a large "wagon" parked on the other side, so getting around to the site was not easy with a 45 ft rig. Then they send you out a very narrow road with a very tight turn. After we started out, we were told most just go out the entrance. If you come into this park with a larger rig, you should consider doing that. It rained while we were there, and we had to literally build a bridge with boards from our steps across the grass. It seems that the sites which are not under trees and at the bottom of the "hill" are prone to having a LOT of water around them during rains. It's basically a place to park your motorhome while you tour from what I could see. It's very convenient, but I doubt I'd choose to stay at this park again because of their very tight roads and driving a large rig.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were at this park for 3 days, and the wi-fi never worked. There were low hanging branches on trees which we had to go through to get to our site. There are concrete pads, but the roads getting to them were filled with ruts and are fairly narrow. The road getting to the park is also quite narrow and the park sign is practically hidden behind a hedge. Getting around that hedge on the way out was a challenge, as well. Bottom line is that while I'd probably stay there again because it was convenient to Williamsburg and can handle a 45 ft RV. I just don't see the higher ratings this park is receiving.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
If our site were larger, I might give this campground a higher rating. Our site is so narrow, we can't walk between our rig and the picnic table to get to our car. The table had to be moved towards the back of our RV to be able to access our storage bins. A tree blocks the awning. The plus is location! There are restaurants, Home Depot, Best Buy and a huge grocery within a mile of this park. While we could level easily, we've noticed several rigs with wheels off the ground or with boards under their wheels. This park is definitely big rig friendly in getting in and out--an important bit of info when you're driving a 45 ft rig and towing a car.
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is convenient to the Interstate with a truck stop on the way out which was great for fueling. We had no problem getting into our pull through space with a 45 ft rig. The Internet connection wasn't very stable, so we had to use our ATT card. Unlike one review I read, I saw no concrete pads. I only saw gravel which is fine if it's level. Ours wasn't, so we had to use boards under our wheels.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a lovely seemingly new park. It had concrete pads with easy access in and out driving a 45 foot rig. There was plenty of grass for your pets. There is really no need to unhook before parking. Just be sure you follow THEIR signs to the park from the Interstate. Our GPS was sending us where we thought we'd not be able to turn around, if we had to do so. We would definitely stay here again if we pass through the area again.
12/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here overnight. We used none of the facilities, but it is a decent overnight stay if you just want to hook up and go. We have a site where we can get our satellite tv. I'm not sure they have cable. We got stations fine on our antenna, as well. They have good Internet hook up where we are. The people are friendly, and we're fine here. There may be one other RV in the park tonight. I can't say anything about the park's facilities, but it's better than some of the places we've stayed overnight on the road. They are now Passport America, even though they're not listed in the PA book, but they were only $21 for the night. Not bad for a park in Florida.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park was several miles from the Interstate, but it was extremely clean, newish and lovely. The roads and sites are concrete. Our site was quite level. There is lovely grass between sites. The owner said she wanted a park in which she'd like to stay. It isn't a destination park, but it's a great overnight park. She even had an ice machine in the building with the office which was there for everyone's use. There is no cable, but you get all the major channels on your antenna and satellite was no problem. We'd definitely stay again if we're in the area.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
I'd give this park a 10, but they don't have a swimming pool. That doesn't concern me, but it might if you have children with you. The Internet is speedy, and we are a LONG way from the entrance. The laundry is free. We asked if they had anyone to wash our motor home who comes to the park, and we were told we could wash it ourselves at our site. That's a first for us. The view is fabulous of the Mississippi River with park benches positioned along the way. There are a number of concrete slabs and also gravel. We asked for a spot where we could get our satellite, and we had absolutely no problems. Like others have said, it is a bit off the Interstate, but it is such a nice park, it is well worth the short drive to get here. They don't have cable, but you pick up all the major networks from Memphis stations on your antenna. There are at least 2 large fishing ponds, and my husband did fish and caught this morning. This is one of the nicest parks we've found if you don't mind not having a pool or kid things around. We would definitely come back and even stayed an extra day here.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Apparently, new people are running this park. At least that's what we were told by someone else who saw our problems and realized we were sent to the wrong place with our RV. We told them we need 50 amp service, and we were sent around the park through a narrow area and given a 30 amp spot. So, after parking, we had to move. This required quite an ordeal because we were in a smaller area with a larger RV. We finally got situated. The internet service was not good at all. I couldn't stay connected. It was fine for overnight, but it sure isn't up to the ratings I've seen here. Frankly, the people in the office don't seem to realize the significance of maneuvering a large vehicle in small places. We need LP but gave up because of the inconvenience of how you had to get to the tank for filling.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very friendly lady in the office. She was helpful in finding us a spot that would allow us to use our satellite dish. The spaces are long enough, but we had to move to a second spot because we couldn't get our rig around the awning of a neighboring 5th wheel and car parked across the road from us. I guess I feel the roads though the park are rather tight. The site is quite level with gravel. We'd stay here again if we are through this area. Good for an overnight, but it doesn't seem like a park where you'd want to spend a lot of time. It appears to be rather new and clean.
09/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
The people there were helpful and friendly. There were large dogs around and no one picking up after them. The hook ups were quite far from the site, so it was difficult to reach them. I'm only giving this place a 5 because they were nice enough to allow us to move to a site and use our generator for the evening, since our power adapter to go from a 50 to 30 amp was the reverse of what we should have had and couldn't be used. Regardless, there are too many trees to use satellite, there is no cable and there were about 3 stations on the antenna. We could not get any signal on the Internet. I would not go there again. The restrooms were old and dated but appeared clean. If you have nowhere else to stay, I suppose it is fine, but other than that, I'd continue my journey. We were tired so we stayed. Besides, we'd already paid and they said no refunds. From what I've read on the other reviews, I'm glad we had a filter for the water.
08/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
The people who own this park don't seem to care. The woman is difficult, at best. She was not friendly at all and seemed quite defensive, but my husband went by and tried to make friends with her. The area has such great potential, and it is not being made what it could be. She complained that people were going to the state park, but charged us $50 because she had a concrete patio next to our site. Guess it was $45 if there was not a concrete slab. There was very little grass for the dogs. She charged $7 per person for my friends to come into the park to pick us up for dinner. She did give it back when they left, but really!! The park supposedly had satellite hook up in the cable, but good luck getting that. Apparently, you have to rent their box and somehow figure out how to hook it up. We used our antenna which picked up about 3 stations and not well. Our satellite was not usable because of the trees. What I can say is that it was convenient to our friends in the area, and that's the only reason we stayed in this park. Next time, we will stay at the Belle Isle state park. This was the highest priced park in which we have ever stayed and sure wasn't worth the money. I was able to pick up a wireless Internet signal, which she didn't even know went out into the park. The boat which apparently takes cruises to the island across the water (Smith Island?) was not working. Kids were crabbing off the pier at the park, if you like that sort of thing. I did see she was showing a movie on an outside screen on Saturday night. Didn't go in the restrooms, but they didn't look like ones I'd "want" to visit. We would NOT stay there again.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was a typical KOA that we've found. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great, either. We didn't find directions very easily and had to call for directions. It was quite a way from the Interstate. The people there were friendly enough and led us to our site. It was a long way up a hill loaded with pot holes. The sites were tandem sites for the big rigs. It was a gravel site and wasn't particularly easy to get our motor home level. Cable was not good, and there were too many trees to get satellite. We didn't use their facilities, but it was fine for an overnight.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was another KOA which needs some TLC. The site was not very level. There wasn't much gravel, mostly dirt around the site. We didn't swim, but I cannot imagine anyone swimming in their pond. It had scum all around it. It was fine for spending a night, but that's it.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a well maintained park. There was a playground if you have children. The owner was very friendly and showed us to our spot. There is a lake beside the park, but fishing would have been difficult because of all the pond scum close to shore. That's not a problem with the park, as we enjoyed it and would definitely stop there again if we were in the area. The sites are tree covered, so do not expect to use your satellite. Their cable TV made up for that.
08/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
I will say what I read in the last two reviews pretty much says it all. To add, the water was so bad that it left brown stains on our shower floor. I felt like I was washing dishes in dirty water. We had to pay another $4.99 for Internet service. You could only get a Good Sam discount if you stayed two nights.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We thought this park was very nice--neat and clean. The office staff was very friendly. They have enclosed a very large area for a dog park, which was quite nice. Our dog enjoyed being able to be off leash for a while everyday. Their parking spaces were large and pull through. We had no problem with the Wi-Fi. It's about 20 minutes from the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The only reason I'm not giving it a higher rating is that there is no pool. We stayed 4 nights and would stay at this park again if we were ever in the area.
04/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is fine for an overnight stop, but it isn't one which would attract me for more than that. We actually drove out of our way to make this stop and were disappointed. The sites were very close together, and the area in which we have to walk our dog is along a fence line with very little grass. It seems more like a family campground for people in the immediate area to us. I've never seen so many children in a campground before this. I think the price is quite high considering looks of this campground. It has free Wifi and a lot of channels on the cable, but if you have satellite, you'd never be able to use your satellite because of the trees. I wouldn't come back again if we travel this way.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was the prettiest, most well maintained campground we've found. The landscaping was very nicely done. The office staff was extremely nice. While it was advertised as a Good Sam park, I was told that it is not, so there was no discount. It is convenient to Hard Rock and Beau Rivage and close to the beach. I had no problem with Internet access. We had a very strong signal. We asked and were given a pull through site. They were all concrete sites with picnic tables. We also had no problem with getting our satellite to work, even though they had cable at the park. We'd definitely go back to this lovely park, even though it was more expensive than most in which we have stayed. It was worth the extra money.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is a very clean park. We spent about 5 days at this park. They have cable TV, but it is for the people who spend the winter, so each person has to call to have it started which says you'd have no cable if you were just there for a few nights. We were invited to come for a Friday night dinner at the rec hall. Apparently, this is a normal thing they do during the winter months. We didn't use the pool, but the area and pool looked very well kept. They have a lovely boat dock on the river. We'd definitely stay at this park again.
03/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stayed two nights at this park, and, frankly, that was long enough. It was poorly maintained, although not dirty. It had the feeling of a poorly kept mobile home park. Our site was must have been close to the sewer as we got a terrible sewer odor for the two days we were there. We intended to stay longer in the area, but we felt we had to move. I would definitely not recommend this park. The staff was friendly, but that didn't make up for the condition of the park.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed for 2 nights at this park and found the staff extremely friendly and helpful. We asked for an area without trees for our satellite which they gave us. There are many wooded lots, however, if you like that. We had to stay an extra night because of a repair need, and they were most accommodating and helpful in finding a repair person. I'd definitely stay at this park again. It's very convenient to the Interstate, and there is a shopping center with a lovely grocery within walking distance. Great location.
03/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
The office staff is rude and incompetent. They overcharged us for a night, and after numerous calls, we finally called KOA home office who got it straightened out for us. They apparently have a manager who is never around and is the only person who can authorize credits. In fact, they lied and said they'd given us a credit which KOA's home office found was not so. The campground is in a very secluded area. A car is a must there. I saw no children around the park, and the people staying there were mostly older. They advertised free wireless internet, but they do charge for it now. I would not recommend this park mainly because of how rude their office staff is.
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