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03/2014
rating [ 3/10 ]
This campground is pretty old and pretty run down. We stayed here one night at the Passport rate but I doubt we'll ever return. The only pull-through site big enough for our rig was right on a busy and noisy highway. The service post at our site was old and falling apart. There were no circuit breakers to turn off the power while we plugged in. The 50-amp plug didn't work and the 15-amp plug showed a hot ground wire. The 30-amp plug had just been replaced and worked OK. The park has narrow, rutty roads and is filled with old, permanent trailers. I can't think of anything nice to say about this place.
01/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were very impressed with this park when we first arrived, but as the month wore on, our enthusiasm ebbed ever so slightly. The park is divided into three sections, east, west and north. The north is the newest section, mostly spacious, pull-thru sites and has it's own pool and hot tub. It also costs about $100 a month more. There are lots of sites in the older sections that are level, plenty big enough and sometimes even pull-thru. And besides, the older sections are much closer to the activity centers. The pool in the north section may be new, but it's also out in an open field with little protection from the wind. The adjacent golf course is pretty basic and charges residents about $29 for 18 holes. You can do a lot better on the price by going to an online golf site to get a tee time. The WiFi is the best we have ever encountered on the road. The half-mile road leading to the park is a little rough and is also posted as having an 8-ton limit, which means most of the rigs in the park got there illegally. The water is very hard and has a bad odor most days, but they do sell drinking water for 25 cents a gallon. Electricity is extra and cost us just over $100 for the month. Everyone seemed very friendly, but we quickly found that the cliques, particularly in the older sections, are well established and hard to crack. We were totally overwhelmed by all the activities going on in the park. One month wasn't long enough to sort them all out.
02/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground is all about location. You can camp on the beach if you buy an annual pass for $12, or you can camp here, just off the beach, for $25 with electricity and water. There is nothing fancy here but if you love the beach, this is not a bad place to camp. But, it certainly has some issues. The place was half empty when we arrived and yet we were assigned a site where the repairman was working on the service box. He assured us that he'd just be a few minutes but it took over 4 hours, and two more workers, to finally get us connected. At one point, he tried to blame my RV for the problem. All the time the worker was at our site, he was chewing tobacco and spitting out tobacco juice around our service post. I went to the office in the middle of the afternoon to see about moving and when I got there I found the door locked. A number of other campers were gathered around and told me the office was locked during a "shift change". Through the glass wall I could see one employee on the phone and the other one standing around doing nothing. Oh, I forgot the mention -- this is a government-run campground.
01/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
If it weren't for the beautiful beach behind this park, it would not be worth a stop. The government employees who run this place obviously know very little about the needs of campers. The sites vary greatly in size and yet they do not ask you how big your rig is when you check in because the computer does not tell them how big each site is. The first two sites we were offered weren't wide enough to put our slides out. We paid an extra $10 a night for a "premium" site, only to discover that the dump station was just 10 feet behind us and there was nothing to block the smell or the noise. The burrs in the grass were a major distraction. We enjoyed the beach. We didn't enjoy the park.
01/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful little park, right on Highway 59 and only $24 a night. Most of the sites have concrete pads and half are pull-thru sites. When you check in, a gentleman takes you to your site, points out all the hookups, and sanitizes the water faucet before handing you a little thank-you card. The grounds are immaculate, the services, including cable, are perfect and the Wi-Fi is strong. Phone before you stop because they seem to fill up most nights. The noise from the highway is the only thing that stops me from giving this place a 10.
01/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
The previous reviewer from November has this place figured out perfectly. Particularly the part about it being very dated. This is a membership park that claims to be super friendly, but we didn't find that to be the case. Unless you have a satellite dish, TV watching is limited to a few religious and Spanish channels. There is no cable. They will allow you to wash your RV, which is about the only thing this park has going for it.
01/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
The campground is a little rough around the edges and has very little going for it, except, it's less than a mile off the interstate, friendly and the Passport rate is only $12. It's filled with what looks like permanent workers, but there were a number of empty sites, including three pull-through sites at the back. The office is usually closed. A sign instructs you to find a site and make yourself comfortable. The friendly owner came by about 9 p.m. to collect the fee. There is free Wi-Fi, but the signal is weak at the back.
11/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We keep coming back here every year because of the location on the beach. But we have noticed a steady deterioration as an increasing number of permanent campers seem to be homesteading. Each site has a picnic table under a roof. The sides are open, but more and more campers are enclosing them and turning it into a usable room, complete with TVs and electricity. There is also no restriction on what is allowed on a site. The site next to us, for example, has a Class A motorhome, a trailer, 2 cars, 3 bikes, 4 adults, a toddler and 2 dogs.
10/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
The previous reviews describe this campground perfectly, but they miss one key point -- the noise. The airport is directly behind and between the noise from the jets taking off and I-95 just a short distance away, sleeping can be a challenge. They advertise that they will accept Passport members for a maximum of 6 nights in October, but when we called, we were told that if we wanted to stay that long, we would have to pay the weekly rate of $260, much higher than the $21 Passport rate. No reason was given. The campground appeared half empty when we arrived.
10/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
It's been three years since we reviewed this campground and when we got here this year, we were pleased to find that little has changed. The overnight fee is still only $15 and the golf is incredibly cheap. You still get a free golf cart when you arrive and you only pay when you take it golfing -- 50 cents per hole per person. The place is very laid back with few rules and the owner and staff will do anything to make your stay enjoyable.
01/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This feels like one of the oldest parks in the Escapees club system and it's looking and feeling older every year. It is the only Rainbow park that doesn't offer Wi-Fi and the nearest hotspot is at least 8 miles away. However, it does offer a phone line hookup in the club house for anyone who can still use dial up to go online. The indoor pool is closed because the heater is broken. There is no cable TV and we were unable to pick up any of the networks with our aerial. After we were set up we discovered that less than 10 feet from our door was an unsealed sewer manhole cover. We were only staying for one night so with threw a big mat over it to stem the stink. There were many other sites available and we couldn't help wonder why they would park us in that site. Having said all that, the people are very friendly. We've stayed here before but we'll check to see if anything has changed before we return.
01/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
The previous two reviewers pegged this park perfectly. It's small, the sites are tight and it's looking very old. But this friendly, little park is all about location. It's just a few minutes to the beach and, if you have a bike, you can ride a bike trail to the Blue Jays stadium in about 20 minutes. As a bonus it has excellent, free Wi-Fi, an open-air clubhouse and lots of friendly people. We'll be back.
01/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed here (I'm talking about the south park} many times before and will continue to return. The streets are all paved, each site has either full asphalt or at least a concrete pad and most of the sites are adequate, if not large. The park is neat and tidy. The last time we were here we had trouble getting in. This year there are empty sites everywhere and they are charging $24 a night for anyone with any membership card. The only problem we had was with the Wi-Fi, which is free in the library. We couldn't connect and they kept telling us that we had to change the settings on our computer. Hours later they finally rebooted the router and all was good. There's a big flea market just to the north and lots of shopping in the area.
01/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is an old park that is mostly filled with permanent residents. The streets are paved and most of the sites are grass, dirt or gravel. On the positive side, the staff and residents are very friendly, there are lots of facilities and lots of activities. On the negative side, the sites are very tight and many of the permanent sites are looking rather junky. The leaves had not been raked and as a result it was hard not to track dirt into the RV. Each site has a small picnic table, hardly big enough for two and most of them are so old, they look dangerous. Wi-Fi is an expensive extra, but if you ask the office staff, they will give you a coupon for one session. We came here to meet some friends and so we stayed for a couple of days. I can’t imagine ever coming back.
01/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stopped here many times, mainly because of the Passport rate, as we come and go down I-75 and have never had a problem or a complaint. It's a large campground and many of the sites are filled with what looks like homesteaders that could be cleaned up. We always try to stay in the front area nearest the office. Most of the sites are pull-through and the campground has all the facilities imaginable, including free Wi-Fi and cable TV. It's a very short distance from I-75 and yet you never hear any highway noise at night. If only the check-in staff could be trained to look up and smile, this place would be perfect.
10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Small, friendly park in a pine-tree setting with spacious sites in a quiet, secure setting. This park is actually set in the owner's backyard. He seems to spend most of his day making sure the place is kept neat and tidy. There's a small swimming pool and a small laundry room. We paid a Passport America rate of $15 and will certainly return.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The staff was very friendly, the sites were large and level and the services, including the Wi-Fi, were excellent. Unfortunately, our $17 Passport America rate was only good for one night. The park is easy to get to off I-69. We'll definitely stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We thoroughly enjoyed this campground and can't wait to return. The owner and staff are super friendly. The big draw for us is the golf course next door, which charged only $17 for 18 holes with a cart on weekdays. They keep a few golf carts in the campground and we were able to bring them right to our site to pick up and drop off our clubs.
03/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
Escapee parks are usually very friendly places but we obviously caught the manager on a bad day. He was downright rude. But, to his credit, he came back and apologized, saying, "it's been a long day." The park is definitely showing its age. There are now a number of derelict rigs and vehicles in the park and most of the 5th wheels looked unoccupied. The Wi-Fi costs extra, when it works. It was down the day we arrived. I doubt we'll stay here again.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This a nice enough campground. Nothing special, just very adequate. It offers easy access to downtown Montgomery. Drainage is a problem when it rains. There was a puddle at our front door for a whole day after it had stopped raining. The $15 is the Passport rate, which is only available on weekdays.
03/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This state park is a little gem just miles from downtown Jackson. It's a typical forest setting with large sites and lots of shade beside a small lake. Despite all the trees, we were able to find a site with a gap between the trees so we could use our satellite dish. The $13 rate for seniors was pleasant surprise. Our only complaint was that you need to drive about a mile down a very dusty road to get to the campground and no matter how slowly you drive, you'll need to wash your windshield every time. Pay attention to the previous review on how to get there. Do not drive to the office. Follow the international little blue signs with the trailer to get to the gate. If there is no one there, and there usually isn't, and the gate is closed, and it usually isn't, just phone the office and you can get the gate code and register with a credit card. We'd definitely will stay here again. By the way, if you plan to golf at the course in the state park, forget it. The place is a dump and is unplayable.
02/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is one of the older parks in the valley and its location, right at the intersection of 218 and 83, makes it a tad noisy. But it also has a lot going for it. It has all the usual facilities and this weekend they added Wi-Fi in the library. Unfortunately, it kept kicking out every couple of hours, but one of our neighbors was able to reset it. The owner and manager couldn't be friendlier and its hard to beat the Passport rate of $15. Because of its central location, it's very handy if you want to dine out or go shopping. We've stayed here before and will certainly return.
02/2012
rating [ 3/10 ]
This place has very little going for it and when it rains, it's even worse. But for $10 for full hookups, what can you expect. Be careful where you step because dogs are allowed to roam freely.
02/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We've been here before and undoubtedly, we'll return. It's a very friendly, well-managed, very clean park with many amenities, including hot tub, swimming pool, pool tables, etc. And the $15 Passport rate is hard to beat. But it has some issues. It's right beside the highway and if you get a site along the fence, it can be noisy. Many of the sites are a tad tight, but the place has never been full when we've been there and they do a good job of spreading everyone out so it feels like you have more room. They charge 14 cents per k/w hour for electricity, which is a little high considering we paid only 8 cents at another park in the same county.
02/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
It’s all about location, location, location when it comes to this campground. It’s a short walk to the beach from most sites and as a result, it’s very popular with snowbirds. Many of the sites are huge with concrete pads. But there are also a couple of rows of sites so tight that you can’t put out two slides. Unfortunately, the office computer doesn’t provide any information on how big a site is and as a result they don’t ask how big your rig is. That results in a crap shoot. The sign-in process is incredibly complicated and to make matters worse, the Visa machine was broken and as a result we had to come up with $200 in cash before we were allowed to enter. We pleaded with the clerk to accept a $50 deposit and we would come back with the balance on Monday when the banks opened, but the answer was a curt: NO. It took us two hours to finally get settled. We wanted to stay for a week ($185 plus $15 deposit for electricity) but the first site we were sent to was so tight we couldn’t get our slides out. It’s over a quarter of a mile back to the office, which had no air conditioning or ventilation. After lining up for 20 minutes a second time, we were offered another site, which was occupied. Back to the office and another line up and the third site was even smaller than the first. Back to the office and another line up and the fourth site was also occupied. We finally asked for a site for only two nights ($35 a night) but the clerk refused to refund us the difference between the $200 we had paid him and the $70 we owed him. He said the city would mail us a refund cheque to our home address, despite the fact that he had been unable to provide us with a site for the week. It went downhill from there. Only a government bureaucrat could make life so complicated for campground guests.
01/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is built around a very large pond and is quite pleasant. We paid the Passport rate of $15, which is available only on weekdays. The top end of the pond is occupied by permanent campers and is rather junky. But there are numerous sites near the office that have full services and free WiFi. Unfortunately, the beach is hard to access. It's too far to walk and if you drive, you need a $10 annual parking permit. It rained hard when we stayed here and the mosquitoes came out of the unmowed clover around our site and tried to carry us away. But tonight we're facing the pond/lake and watching a beautiful sunset. There's a nine-hole golf course down the road that is struggling to survive after Hurricane Ike. The manager said we could play all day for $14, including the cart.
01/2012
rating [ 1/10 ]
This is the worst place we've ever stayed in 12 years of RVing. It should be avoided at all costs. This is a very tired casino and the RV parking area is the least of their problems. The staff is rude, many of the slot machines barely work and management doesn't seem to care. The sites are so tight that if someone parks on both sides of you, it's impossible to put out any slides. With the noise of the train in front of you, the highway bridge above you and the employees coming and going in their cars all night around you, it's almost impossible to hear the garbage truck idling in reverse beside you for 20 minutes. Our main motivation for stopping here was to get a good meal with some wine in the hotel. Unfortunately, the only decent restaurant in the place is closed Monday and Tuesday. If you need a place to stay around here, go to the nearest WalMart parking lot.
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great oasis close to a devastated city. The staff is friendly, the campground is clean and the sites are adequate. You can catch the shuttle three times a day for $5 return or get a taxi for about $20. The bar serves great pizza and chicken wings ($16 for a loaded medium pizza and 10 wings). Both the swimming pool and hot tub were open in January. They are accommodating a number of trailers filled with male workers and at times, on Sunday, I felt like I was staying in a migrant labor camp. But they really weren't a big problem. Don't be intimidated by the rough looking neighborhood when you leave I-10. It's only a short drive to the gated park and you have to remember that New Orleans is still a devastated city. We considered staying at a French Quarter park but they would only give us the Passport rate for one night, and they insisted on a 50%, non-refundable deposit when there were only a few sites occupied.
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great park about a mile off I-10 and about the same distance from all the shopping and restaurants you can possibly want. The streets are paved, the sites are all concrete, the place is clean, tidy and well looked after. You can hear the highway noise in the background but it wasn't a factor for us. The only problem we encountered was with the Wi-Fi. It's free but it's a challenge to get it to work. When you sign in you get a password and seven pages of instructions. After numerous phone calls to the office for new passwords and two late evening visits to our RV by the manager, we finally got it to work. The $20 was the Passport America rate
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
You have to be an Escapee member to stay here. The sites are huge and the people are friendly. All but a few sites have a big tree and yet getting a satellite signal is easy because all the sites run south/north. A great, quiet place to relax. You can wash your rig and even fix your car or give it an oil change at a "garage" on site. You're encouraged to join in the many activities at the fully-equipped club house. If you stay here, be sure to go eat at Lamberts in Foley. They don't take credit cards and they don't serve alcohol, beer, or wine, but they'll serve you lots of great food, and in three days you may be hungry again.
01/2012
rating [ 3/10 ]
It’s all about location. There are very few campgrounds where you can park right on the beach, and this is one of them. As a result, it can charge premium rates (we paid $81 a night in the off-season). But you have to be prepared to put up with some challenges. The free Wi-Fi does not reach the last three rows along the beach, and the row along the beach does not have dumps, and they won’t allow anyone with a pet. When it comes to rules and regulations, this campground has them all beat. Their 51-page promotional/welcome brochure has no fewer than 6 pages of rules and regulations. Unfortunately, the brochure doesn’t help you find the place. There is no map, no directions and no co-ordinates . The only address is not recognized by Streets and Trips, Garmin, or TomTom. The speed limit in the park is 4.5 miles and hour and they have a speed camera that takes a picture of your car if you go any faster. We had reserved our beach site for a week, but they didn’t process it properly and after two days we were told we would either have to move or leave. And, if we decided to move, we would lose the weekly discount. The clerk blamed us for the error because we didn’t double check to make sure the reservation had been entered properly. I thought maybe the clerk would call the manager to try to resolve the conflict, but it was easier for her to blame us and bid us farewell. Both our neighbors told us that there has been a recent change in management, and they are hearing a lot of complaints. We left and will never return.
01/2012
rating [ 3/10 ]
At first sight, this looks like a great campground. The owner is super friendly. The paving-stone road around the sites, looks very appealing. Don’t be fooled. When we checked in we stressed that we needed a site with good Wi-Fi. We were offered a choice of two sites where, we were told, previous RVers had reported good service. When we pulled up to the first site and I went back to unhook our tow car, I found the owner on his knees, trying to undo the cable to the car. Fortunately, I stopped him before he caused any damage, but I was shocked that he would do that. There was no Wi-Fi at the first site, or at the second site. He then suggested we try a grassy site next to the entry, where the router is located. We had to gingerly step around two piles of dog excrement (dogs are permitted to run loose) and after getting all set up, we realized we didn’t have any electricity. Fortunately, I have a control system that prevented my RV from connecting. When we analyzed the problem, we found that one side of the 50-amp service had only 84 volts. Owner’s response was: “I thought we got that fixed.” Over an hour later we finally got settled into a fourth site. We paid the Passport rate of $24. For the same price you can park at one of two nearby state parks and walk to nearby beaches. There’s a lovely swimming pool and hot tub, but both are ice cold. Half the campground has never been developed and a large swimming pool in the middle of the undeveloped area is now derelict. When you leave, be sure to drive out through the entrance. The exit has a bush sticking halfway into the driveway and if you don’t run over the curb and up onto the grass, you’ll scratch the side of your rig.
01/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
The new owners and that staff at this small campground are super friendly and if you're a golfer, this campground/golf course is a real find. We paid a Passport rate of $15 a night and another $12 for 18 holes of golf, including the cart. The swimming pool and hot tub were a lovely shade of green and the wi-fi reaches only a few of the sites. The clubhouse doubles as a small bar, and the night we were there, the boys were in playing poker. The music was loud, and the second-hand smoke was overwhelming, which makes the room pretty well unusable for families. The nine-hole golf course was in pretty good shape, but the sand traps desperately need to be raked, and the greens should be mowed more often. We'll definitely return to play golf.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Everything that previous reviewers have said about this park is right on the money. We took advantage of their free week special and stayed in a site that gave us spectacular views of the lake, the sunsets and the changing autumn colors. There are a couple of minor issues, however, that campers should be aware of. There is a busy train track across the lake and the closer you park to the lake, the more often you'll be awakened in the night. The owner/manager owns a mid-sized dog that is never on a leash. If you're a dog lover, you'll probably find that cute. But if you don't appreciate a strange dog jumping up on you and sticking his wet nose against various parts of your body when you arrive at the office, you'll find this to be a problem. Having said that, the owner and the dog are both very friendly.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is one of the nicest campgrounds we've ever stumbled upon. The sites are spacious, clean and open. They all have full services, including park-wide Wi-Fi that works, cable TV and 50 amp.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were pleasantly surprised by this campground. The PA rate of $30 made this a good deal. Some of the sites are very tight and with all the trees, it's all but impossible to get a satellite signal. There is also no Wi-Fi. But it's a nice shaded campground in a great location.
03/2011
rating [ 1/10 ]
After criss-crossing the country for 4 months, we'd like to nominate this park as the worst campground in America. The problems start with their website. They do not provide an address or GPS co-ordinates because, "These are not always up to date and are confusing." Instead they want you to follow their directions. We tried 3 times to use the "contact us" link to get an address and reservations, but after 10 days, there was no response. When we arrived at the park we found the right side under construction and, as a result, a big mess. The man who insisted on parking us in the precise spot on our site was curt and rude and behaved like a drill sergeant. When we let out our slide, our livingroom window was less than 24 inches from the livingroom window of the 5th Wheel next to us. But all that is just the start of problems. There is a very long concrete bridge across the lake beside us and construction crews are trying to demolish it. At 7:30 a.m. they start up a giant jackhammer mounted on a high-hoe and chip away until 5 p.m. It's a long bridge and it'll take weeks, if not months, to finish the job. They only time we couldn't hear the jackhammer was when a train came down the track on the other side, wound it's way behind us and shuffled back and forth to get into position. At 4 a.m. it sounded like the train was coming right through our rig and we're parked as far away from the track as possible. We'll never return.
03/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park has seen better days but for the $14 Passport rate, it's worth the stop. The park is mostly filled with older park models in desperate need of paint. It has a swimming pool but there are not chairs around so it's not very inviting. Wi-Fi is provided by Tengo and costs $5 a day. The garbage cans were full when we arrived and were still full when we left three days later. But the bigger garbage bins are just a short walk away. It's quiet, easy to get into, the site are spacious and all the services are in good shape. Our greeting was very friendly. We've stayed here before in will undoubtedly stay here again.
03/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground has some pretty rough edges but it's just a short block from the beach (we can see the water from our RV) and two blocks from a great fishing jetty. The woman who runs the place is very friendly and full of information. There are a number of older units in the park and some seem to be occupied by single males working in the area. When we first asked, she said the rate was $25 but when we hesitated, she quickly offered it for $20. But we could only stay one night because they were fully booked for the weekend. Like I said, it has some rough edges but it has location, location, location. We'll come again.
03/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This may well become a luxury RV park in the future, but for now it's a work in progress. The staff is very friendly and the park has full services. Lots of concrete, including a huge parking area at the office and concrete pads and parking sites. WiFi cost us $12 for the week and worked well. The big activities center is still under construction but the showers, library, washrooms and laundry are open and functioning. The swimming pool is still a big hole. They started work on a golf course but it will take a lot of money to finish. They let us wash our RV: once. We got the PA rate of $17.50. We did notice that the long-term residents in the park are a tad cliquish. It was hard to get anything more than a "hello" from anyone. We wouldn't hesitate to return.
03/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This a beautiful, peaceful campground with large and small sites that are well spaced. There are few amenities but if you enjoy hiking and looking at the mountains, this place is great. The hook-ups are at the back of the site but we managed to reach with a 30-foot water hose. The campground host greeted us on arrival and let us know he was there for us if we needed anything. The volunteer who greeted us at the park entrance was super friendly, but the park ranger who checked us into the campground was downright rude. Pity. We stayed here because we wanted to tour the caverns.
03/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I agree with the previous reviewers, this is a wonderful park. I would have given it a 10 except for two issues. The WiFi is available only in the library. There are repeaters throughout the park, but management has obviously given up on making them work. The park bans certain breeds of dogs, including Dobermans, but that rule is not enforced.
02/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
To say this park is "pristine" is the understatement of the day. The roads are paved, the sites are all concrete pads and the decorative gravel is raked regularly. I don't think there is a pebble or a leaf out of place. The Wi-Fi worked great, the pool was closed, but the hot tub was open. We got the Passport rate (which ends at the end of February) but that meant we were sent to the back corner, which gave us a lovely view of the interstate on-ramp. There's a casino across the interstate which meant we got a great dinner for only $10. I'm not sure I'd pay the full rate, especially since you can boon dock for free at the casino, but at half price, I'd return.
02/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a relatively small park with about half the sites occupied by park models. It's the only Passport America park in Quartzsite, and although the listing blacks out January and February, they quickly offered us the Passport rate during the last week of February. They guy in the office was very friendly, as were the residents in the club house. We had full services with a concrete pad and free Wi-Fi. We'd definitely stay here again.
02/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a lovely county-run campground in the traditional sense of the word. There are no permanent residents, no park models and no concrete pads. But what you do get are spacious sites nestled between beautiful mountains and a small man-made lake, with great fishing and hiking. The campground host has a Wi-Fi site set up at the gate and there's a picnic table with a canopy at the site. We managed to pick it up at our campsite about 10 sites away. The only negative thing to say about this place is that it uses a central booking agency for reservations. That means it costs $7 to make a reservation and all reservations have to be made at least 48 hours in advance. That results in empty campsites because people don't show up and just forfeit the $7. Pity!
02/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice, fairly-well maintained park that could use a little work, but by-and-large it not bad. The dozen or so lake-front sites are used or reserved for park models. But if you pick your spot carefully in the second, or third row, you can still get a view of the lake. We're getting used to the tight sites at most California parks and this is no exception. We paid the Passport rate of $15 and, compared to most other parks we've visited in southern California, this is a real bargain. Having some restaurants and shopping right across the road only adds to it's value. We'd definitely return. It also has free Wi-Fi that works well.
02/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is an well-maintained asphalt parking lot with very tight sites, lots of security guards and a chain link fence. Only a few of the sites are big enough to handle a full-sized RV and a tow car/truck. The rest of us are parked in front on the road. But it's a great location, close to many tourist sites in the area. It also has an asphalt walking/biking trail along Mission Bay. But it also has lots of rules and when you check in, you sign a form that lets them charge a fine to your credit card if you break any of the rules. For example, if you accidentally spill anything while dumping, you'll be fined $50 to $200. You're not allowed to walk your dog along the waterfront after 9 a.m. and before 4 p.m., etc., etc. The waterfront site are all back-ins, which means motorhomes can't enjoy the view. Even with most of the sites empty, you're not allowed to face the ocean. We stayed here for three days and when we decided to extend our stay through the weekend, we were told our rate would almost double, despite the fact that the park was mostly empty.
01/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
At first glance, this seems like a clean, friendly campground with a lot of appeal. It has a hot tub, a pool, a golf course and lots of activities for residents. But if you’re looking for a place to stop for a few days, this place has a lot of problems. We thought the $25 they charged us as Passport members was on the high side, but when we got here we were shocked to see the posted daily rate for a pull-through site is $70. WiFi costs $13 a day and the office advised us not to connect because it never works well. The golf course, a short, very tight nine-hole executive course, charges $40 for residents. We drove a few miles and played a full-length course that was every bit as nice for just $29. When we first phoned, we were told we definitely needed a reservation because the place was “filling up fast”. We had to pay the full amount, up front. When we got here, we found the place half empty. Because we were planning to arrive on a Sunday, we were told the office would be closed and there would be no one to help us. We had a terrible time finding our assigned site. We had to back in with just inches to spare between a tree and a hedge and once parked, we have to pull in the driver’s side slide to access the bins on that side. Taking a nap is impossible because there is a military base nearby and the flyboys love to practice their bombing runs right over the park. There is no privacy and with two open “fields”, the place becomes a dust bowl when the wind kicks up. Add to that the 11 pages of "rules" and it becomes hard to relax and have a good time. In four days, we never heard anyone laughing or having a good time.
01/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is one of those parks you either love or hate. The only thing previous reviewers didn't mention is that the park-wide Wi-Fi system is useless. It's so overloaded that you can never connect. But if you're willing to walk/drive to one of two libraries, you can connect easily. We used the Passport rate.
12/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
The sites are level, big enough for any rig and have full services, including Wi-Fi. It appears to be occupied mainly by full-time residents and workers. With I-10 right beside you, expect plenty of highway noise. At the regular rate of $35, it's very over-priced. But at the Passport America rate of $18.50, it's a reasonable overnight stop. Our only problem was with the staff at the check-in desk. I have never encountered anyone so unfriendly in 10 years of RVing. The couple who checked in just ahead of us encountered the same rude welcome. We had arranged to meet friends in town or we would have walked out of the office. Pity.
12/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is one of the neatest campgrounds we've discovered in a long time. It recently joined the Passport America network, and that means only $10 a night. It's not often you can find campgrounds near a city's downtown. I agree with everything the previous reviewer said.
12/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
About the only good things you can say about this campground is that it's right on the Interstate (without the noise) and at $12.50 for full hookups for Passport America members, it sure beats a Walmart parking lot. Oh, and the host is very friendly. It's small, the sites are tight, the WiFi is slow and the guy who takes the phone reservation doesn't tell the host. But we had no major problems getting in and out and leveling our RV.
11/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We've stayed in this campground, off and on, for years and have always enjoyed our stay. It has free Wi-Fi, full hookups, a great little clubhouse and a friendly staff. Sure, there aren't many trees around, but that just makes it easier to use my satellite dish. Previous complaints about gnats are unfair. Gnats exist everywhere and they're no worse, or better, here than anywhere else. If bugs bother you, don't go to a campground. My only complaint is the golf course, which is getting worse every year and now is almost unplayable. But there are other courses in the area that are just as cheap and in much better shape. Remember, the $16 rate is for Passport America and you need a reservation.
11/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an undiscovered gem that is one of our favorite stops, especially because we're golfers. The campground is attached to a 27-hole golf course and this year they were offering a $15 special -- golf all day with a cart. When you set up in the campground, they bring you a golf cart and charger, which is yours to use during your stay. The golf cart is free until you go golfing. The golf carts are getting a little old, but they still work. The only negative aspect to this campground is that Cochran is a small town and there is nothing to do except golf. I should also mention that the owner and staff are exceptionally friendly.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed at the Apache park just south of here last year and were most disappointed, so this year we decided to try the Myrtle Beach Travel Park. The sites are bigger, the bathroom/shower facilities are cleaner, the staff is even friendlier and the rates are competitive. You can choose between an area that is wide open and closer to the ocean, or sites that are heavily treed on a small lake. A couple of weeks ago they added free WiFi that works great. We'll definitely return.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is well maintained and the staff is friendly. The sites are level and they have a great pool. They have Wi-Fi throughout the park, but charge $11.30 per day if you want to use it. There is also a charge for the showers. The park has a large meeting room for groups but unfortunately the nearest restrooms are a long walk away.
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great park with friendly RV'ers and lots of organized activities. Many sites offer spectacular views. The staff members who checked us in and led us to our site were super friendly. But later, there was a different employee at the desk who was downright rude. The Wi-Fi works throughout the park and is great. We`d definitely return. We`d just try to avoid the grumpy staffer.
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The PA rate for 2 nights was $15; the Good Sam rate after that was $26. There is nothing fancy about this park, but it`s open, clean and the staff is very friendly. It`s right off I-40, but far enough away that the traffic noise is light. There is Wi-Fi in the park, but it gets overlaoded very quickly, even with the park half empty. We`d definitely return.
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