This is an older Florida State Park, and it shows it. Although sites are well separated, they are also eroded and it is difficult to find level parking within the site. Our friends who volunteer here say they are going to remove or renovate shower houses, which are poorly located and old, but clean. Handicap sites are to be added. TV and MiFi perform well since we are very near a cosmopolitan area. The springs part of the park has been modernized, since many people day trip to see the manatees. Boardwalks and viewing platforms are numerous. Many manatees enter the park in winter for the consistent 72* clear water. Ranger programs and river cruises are available for information. We might return after improvements are made.
Excellent overnight campground. Easy off and on I75, but minimal noise from the highway. Obviously a KOA design, but nicely renovated. Friendly and efficient check in. Beautiful trees for fairly complete shade in our site. We had a concrete pad, but the sites and driveways are narrow. Cable is an extra fee. Showers and public areas very clean and pleasant. Utilities were adequate. We would return, but might avoid whenever the flea market is operating.
Typical of COE campgrounds. Old Federal is beautiful and laid out in fingers along the lake. Since check out is 3 pm, our "reserved" site was still occupied. We were directed to park at a sports complex several miles away, and we would be called when the site was vacated. We offered to take an alternative if one became available, but were denied. Just before 3pm we were called and proceeded to the gate. That is apparently the time campers can re-up, so the attendant was very busy. We didn't receive a map or any paperwork except the site tag. Our site was so lumpy we needed to park partially on the "patio" in order to become level. Showers were far away, so I didn't even check them. In spite of this, we would return for a short stay again or chose another park on this lovely lake.
This park was highly recommended to us, since we wanted to come to the Hiawassee area. The reception was very friendly. We found it mostly seasonal, permanently parked RVs around the perimeter of this large park. It is attractive to families and rallies. There are plenty of activities for all ages. The showers and trash containers are inconvenient for short time parking. The laundry was centrally located and very clean. The creeks running through the park lend ambiance, but Bald Mountain is not our favorite kind of campground. We wouldn't plan to come here again.
The couple who own this park are energetic, helpful, and pleasant. Check in was efficient, and we were led to our site on foot, walking backwards! It was a good thing since the site arrangement is a little confusing. The park was clean, and all utilities worked well. Showers were immaculate. The game room, gas grill, and store are nice, but there is no pool. The lake is not the most pleasant feature, since it is a little scummy. It was fun to see the rescued baby raccoon who occupied an office chair. We would return here if in the area since it is easily reached from I-57 and is very quiet.
This COE park comes close to perfection. Sites are well arranged and most have some shade. Utilities are located properly and function well. Many sites have 50 amp and sewer connection. Water pressure was great. There are two beaches, boat ramp, and a marina and cafe adjacent to the entrance. We were amazed to see more than a dozen deer grazing near the road we were walking. A deduction in rating was made because the shower facilities are old and not immaculate, although acceptable.
COE parks are so beautiful and with the Golden Age pass, a real bargain. Easily reached, from I-24, we were glad to get a site without a reservation. The showers were so far apart, we didn't use them. We did not have a sewer hookup, although there are some available. Our site was not shady, although some were. I think there is a beach and there is a boat ramp. If we were to stay here again, we would have made a reservation for a different site.
To be fair, we visited this park on a holiday weekend and it was evident that many families had been here for the whole time. It was obvious that maintenance was unable to keep up. The 45 sites designated for short time renters was primarily tents and trailers which seemed to spread into each other. The showers were swamped and unpleasant. On the other hand, our site was beautifully shady and water and electric performed well. Much of the park is park models. We were thankful for special service as they squeezed us in as soon as someone vacated a spot and called to let us know they had a site. It is not on the way to anywhere, and I would not trouble to go again.
This is a typical KOA. Right on I 94, easy in and out, right by fueling stop. Our friendly welcome changed us to a shady, mostly level site. Showers were very clean, although I would subtract points for the laundry room, which could have used a bit of attention. Additional cost amenities included pizza (very good). Ice cream social and breakfast. For family fun, there is a pool and a game room with ping pong, billiards and some arcade games. I would subtract a little more for noisy highway, and train. A good one nighter.
We rated this park a five since it had full hookups. Our site was not mowed, and although other shady sites seemed to be available, ours was in full sun on a hot day. Utilities were adequate, showers were not acceptably clean, so didn't use them. It was nice to be within walking distance of the downtown, but we cannot recommend where we ate. Theodore Roosevelt National Park was great, and if we were to return we would try another RV park.
This is an adequate overnight spot with water and electricity. Sewer hookups were available. We chose to stay here because of 2 spots we wanted to visit, The Range Rider's Museum and the historic Montana Bar, both nearby. Otherwise the welcome was warm, the showers were clean and no atmosphere.
Friendly welcome, lead to site on river. with back in suggested, which was disappointing. I didn't utilize the laundry or showers, as the park seemed to think that all residents would use their own facilities, as in our half there was just one separate shower and toilet for each sex, which seemed under served. Only 11 sites with sewer hookup. Even cabins had no baths. It was lovely to sit by the river and watch the rafters. For the price I would like a little more value.
This is a huge park, with something for everyone. Courteous and friendly welcome. Lead to site. Many more amenities than we need, so expensive for our taste. Very clean laundry room with many machines, necessary for so many users, which includes park models. A good walk to carry bags. Showers were also clean. Utilities were well placed and worked properly. Nice shade and level spot. A short walk to strip center with several choices for restaurants. We liked the Korean sushi. Not a place we would chose again, even though there was nothing really wrong with it.
This is a small mom&pop park, fine for an overnight. We were able to get a site with water, electric, and cable, all of which performed well. Our back-in site was fairly level and overlooked a meadow of wildflowers. I did not see a laundry, and although clean, the showers didn't look appealing. Park seemed to cater to permanent residents.
A very basic park for an overnight stay. Showers are under construction, and existing showers are dated. Sites are long and narrow and none are level. Utilities functioned properly and the cable was a surprise at this price. The county fairgrounds are next door, which might be an issue at times of the year, but during our stay we had lovely, breezy, pleasant stay.
We stayed at this park specifically to visit Crater Lake which is conveniently nearby, about 4 miles to the north gate. Unfortunately the weather didn't co-operate so we ended up staying 4 days. It is difficult to find a level site, but the W section was particularly spacious. Showers were the cleanest I have seen in years. Laundry room was not fancy, but had lots of machines. Staff is very patient and helpful, changing sites to satisfy our needs. There is no cable, or antenna TV. Our neighbor said the satellite TV reception was adequate, but had trouble getting phone connection. We were able to use both phone and mi-fi. On the days that weather was cold and rainy, it would have been nice to have a hospitality room where we could meet other RV'ers.
This is a beautiful park and careful maintenance is evident. The river front sites are very small, asphalt pads, but level. The park caters to summer residents, with little vacancy. Laundry and showers are adequately clean. Not much for kids to do. Sitting by the Rogue River in the afternoon is the main entertainment, watching sport boats and inflatable rafts. Roses and lawns are impressive. We would stay here again.
This was not our first choice, but it turned out to be okay. It is basically a huge asphalt parking lot adjacent to a boat yard and the marina. Our rate was based on a pull through which is two back to back sites. It could use a good cleaning up, since many of sites are occupied by old permanent type and seasonal residents. Utilities seemed to be new and worked well. We were entertained by the activity of renovation of the marina after the 2011 tsunami, and the shops and restaurants nearby. We probably would look for another park next time.
This was a wonderful base for driving the Avenue of the Giants. In addition to lovely sites, the park offers golf, shuffleboard, horseshoes and pool. The initial contact left me thinking this might be a "snooty" park, but everyone we met was friendly and helpful. We did walk under the highway for a late afternoon wine and appetizer. There is happy hour from 4-6 and fairly priced food of good quality. We would stop here again.
This is an attractive park once the entry drive is negotiated. Although there is a "lounge" it has no laundry facilities. Showers and restrooms were acceptably clean. The afternoon staff person was stiff and not very helpful. Other staff were more friendly. Since we are not pulling a tow, it was challenging to park near the aquarium and cannery row, and were we to return, I might look for another park.
Very efficiently run park. Our first site was not level enough without help, so we asked to change to a pull-thru site that looked, and was more level. Utilities are well located and function well. We were disappointed that the restaurant was closed on Tuesday. We would stay longer another time. We were fascinated by the adjoining Children's Bell Tower inspired by the sad story of Nicholas Green.
This is an Elks member campground only. It is very clean, and Elks members are invited to use the clubhouse. Access to showers, gym, spa and laundry is available for an additional $10 per stay. Although there are no sewer hook-ups, there is a most inventive dump station. The club is in a beautiful neighborhood with flowers everywhere, and the commuter train goes through so fast you might think you imagined it.
This is an easy in and out campground. We needed the shade, which is abundant. Otherwise, this poorly modified KOA has not been maintained or updated. We couldn't understand why so few RVs showed up. It is not clean. AAA doesn't pan it, and with intensive effort this could be a wonderful park in an underserved area.
This tight little park was all we could get into on graduation/father's day weekend. We were allotted a tiny, unlevel, gravel site. Most of the sites were occupied by seasonal RVs. The plus side is location about 2 blocks from the marina, which has all atmosphere, shopping, walking, and dining anyone could want right on Morro Bay. Showers and laundry are spotless.
Wonderful destination park for cooler weather. Shady sites are available around the perimeter and are level and paved. Amenities are consistent with resort description. Showers are among the nicest in our experience. Very convenient and pleasant for visiting Hot Springs National Park.
This is an old KOA located in back of gas station complex, but otherwise easy to get in and out off I-40. There were really nice shade back-in sites, but we were not asked and those sites were not offered. It was an easy walk to restaurant for buffalo burgers. There were three bison to see, and a "jumping pillow" for family fun.
Easy in easy out off I-40. Pull-through sites are mostly not shady. Campground offers barbecue suppers at moderate price which were very good. Would rate this 10 for a short stay. Showers were renovated nicely from KOA type. Near airfield, but not many planes. Nice family activities.
We ended up in this park as we were trying to avoid tornado warnings. Park is old, but well maintained. Everyone friendly, although many are permanent residents. We thought pecan tree shade would be an advantage; but during a thunderstorm, a branch fell on an RV. Okay for overnight.
Tight turns and narrow roads make this inappropriate for big rigs. We may have stopped here before the park was open for the summer season. Skating rink was boarded up, and boat rentals and swimming were not available. No office direction. Just drive around and pick one. Some sites are blocked off and obviously not safe. Many sites are not very level. This is a CCC constructed park that has been sadly neglected. Could be rated 9 if maintenance was first priority.
Site numbers are confusing, not quite sure what site we ended up in, but it was level and utilities worked fine. Very good overnight as long as pulp plant is in the other wind direction. Back in sites are more likely to have shade at time of the day.
We stayed here for 2 weeks while between homes. It is very clean and neat. We saw no evidence of activity for kids, although they may be welcome. There are many park models and winter residents in RV's. The sites available for rent are bank owned, and DO NOT have cable TV. Reception on antenna and Mi-fi are strong, with all networks available. There are two circles for pets. Since we will still have business locally, we will stay here again.
This is a great park for fishermen. It is clean and well managed and has a very nice fishing museum. That being said, the sites need leveling, and when the breeze dies, the no-see-ums are a real nuisance. The waterside sites lack privacy and are very narrow. There are fishermen everywhere, but you cannot get to the north jetty, bait and tackle, nature trail, surfing areas, and swimming if you do not have a car, since walking the high bridge is not allowed. That's half the park. It is a long way to shopping and restaurants, but the ride is interesting. This park would get 10 if access was enhanced and it had sewer hook ups.
We had a waterfront site but because water hookup is on one side of site at front and electrical is on the other side at the back, we were unable to drive in to put water view in right spot. The 50 amp electrical hookup was "compromised" and a visit to the ranger station brought a volunteer to fix it. Worked fine the rest of our visit. Showers were clean until the weekend when some slobs were camping. Highway noise was intrusive but didn't disturb sleep. Big rigs need to check size carefully, since there is no standard size. This is a wonderful park to use as a base for visiting Key West, about 30 miles south. Key deer can be seen around sunset on Big Pine Key. Even if sewer hookup was available this would not be a favorite park.
After a month of traveling the east coast and New England, what a treat to stay at a beautifully designed park with all the bells and whistles at an affordable price. These parks are few and far between. Sites are long and utilities are well located. Laundry room was clean and reasonably priced. Pool was sparkling. Garbage is picked up at the site each morning. I might recommend that the signage at US 17 and Martin Palmer be enlarged or made more distinctive. We almost missed it. We visited the day after the 4th of July, when the management had hosted a party, which needed to have been cleaned up, but I give the park points for a special event. We will return.
A very pleasant surprise for an overnight. Nice shade down by the creek. 50 amp and water was requested and worked fine. Our pull through site was a piggy back with another RV, but they assured us they were leaving very early. We get some channels on the antenna, and they have cable TV, but it requires a special adapter, which we declined. Easy in and easy out. We would stop here again for overnight.
This is barely adequate for an overnight stop, but it was in the right place for our route. We asked for 50amp, pull through, sewer. We got 30 amp, hooked up to the sewer in an adjoining site, and we used two sites to make our pull through. We were not too sure about the safety of the water. The hookups are either on the wrong side or the wrong place. The nice girl in the office, who admitted to being new, had no idea what RV sites are, and basically told us to pick a site. There were a few crummy RV's that were probably here forever. We would stop here only in emergency.
Beautiful "camping resort." Staff is super helpful. We felt the first site to which we were assigned was too short. The young men who escorted us to that site, called, then went to the office to make a change to a longer site. Unfortunately, getting to most of their sites is not easy for a big rig. Roads are curvy, hilly, and tight. Getting to the park with GPS was complicated. This is the kind of park which caters to family campers who stay several weeks, utilizing all the activities, even a cafe which delivers to the site. Garbage and recycle are picked up at the site. We stayed here to visit Mystic Seaport and Stonington, which is about 25 minutes away. I think I would find a closer, less expensive park if I should return.
Perhaps we hit the wrong time, just before summer season hit, but we are disappointed in this park and how we fared. We called ahead to see if they had room for us, and were told yes they had room for 36' motorhome. Upon check-in, we were not given a choice of sites, but were assigned a back-in which was barely doable. It is pleasant and level, but has the least of amenities. No cable, sewer, and shower which requires quarters after paying $50 per night. The park is only big rig friendly in the upper 50 sites. Older part of the park is difficult to negotiate.
Welcome was friendly and helpful. Pull through sites are in a new section which is far from showers and restrooms, so plan on being self-contained. Our site was not level. Utilities were well designed and worked well. There was no cable TV and we could not get Dish. Laundry was large but could use updating and cleaning. It is also expensive: $2.50 to wash, and $2.50 to dry. There are lots of seasonal, permanent residents, in older 173 sites, not all neat. Good location for visiting Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. For the price I might look at another park.
Pleasant park with nice facilities. Shady level sites and nice walk and small lake. It was helpful having a Flying J right across the street to help get an early start. Would stop again for ease of overnight.
Just an overnight stop for us, and would have been more satisfactory if it had not been through town traffic. We were glad that the flea market was not open during our visit. Sites were easy in and out. Small shopping center within walking distance had a grocery store and good Chinese restaurant. Probably would chose a different overnight next time.
Overnight stop for us, but obviously a weekend retreat for many families. Sites follow the shore of a large lake with beaches and lots of water related activities. Cafe serves fast food. The park is just off I-295 so might be noisy, but we had a/c to counteract any annoyance.
The owners are among the nicest we have met. We had no problem with our site, but some big rigs would have a little difficulty with tree branches and leveling. Has cable TV, but gets only the three major networks. There is a train that goes by about 11:30 pm. These don't bother us much, but must be mentioned. The location is perfect for visiting Mt. Washington and the owners have a short orientation and materials advising making the best of your visit. I would have been happy to spend a few more days.
This is a lovely park, with shady, spacious, easy, level sites. There lots of seasonal sites, but plenty of nice spots for travelers. Showers and laundry are clean. Location is convenient to town and out of the tourist area. There is some truck traffic, but it didn't disturb our sleep. I would have given this park a ten if the lake has been visible.
This is a wonderful park, especially for family fun. It is easily accessed and convenient to the Niagara Falls area. At check in, there are four choices to make to get the type of site desired, which determines the rate per night. There are too many activities to list. Staff is friendly,efficient, and helpful. Facilities are well planned and very clean. This park is only three years old, and the families involved are very active. I would have given the park a 10 if the laundry contained more than 1 washer and 1 dryer.
We were greeted by lady in golf cart. Office is not in evidence. She led us around the park to the site she suggested. It seemed to be one of few available for overnight. Because of the tight quarters, we had difficulty pulling into the site as we were directed to do. When she asked someone to help, that person suggested, critically, that we should have unhooked before attempting the site. After getting utilities started, I checked the shower house and found them disgusting and requiring 25 cent payment. We used our own facilities. Trying to use a hairdryer while the a/c was turned on blew the fuse. This park is for permanent parking and cannot be recommended.
The "office" is full of plastic storage bags. The manager did not approach us when we parked in the driveway. We stopped a car leaving the area to get advice on how to get out of this park. The park is on a hill and has few sites available for overnight guests. We used one of them to exit. We cannot recommend this for overnighting.