Nightmare experience. We toughed it out for six months. We know the staff well. Bad service. Nasty personalities. Very ugly, muddy park. Bad environment to live in. They care about money not people. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Not only are the sites all still muddy after rain, but promised gravel to correct the situation has not been delivered after over a week of this. No one ever seems to be in the office and the office is closed on Saturday and Sunday -- unheard of in the hospitality industry. So don't even consider this place if you don't arrive on a week day. On the plus side, laundry is cheap - $2 per wash and $1 to dry. All top loader washers. It is the most convenient to Amazon and the sites are well spaced. But that's about the only good things I can say. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After I got hooked up the day I arrived at Big Chief, the manager came by and said I might have to double up even though there was only one electrical pedestal and one sewer connection and one water connection. I explained to him that Amazon was paying for an entire site for me and doubling up would be unacceptable. I know of others who were doubled up and I know of some who left because of it. A few weeks later the office started closing on the weekends. Management stated that Amazon suggested that as a means to improve relations between campers and park management, which by this time had deteriorated badly. It seemed strange to me that they would try to improve customer relations by reducing available services. I checked with Amazon and Amazon made no such recommendation. On another day I went to pick up my mail which I had forwarded to the Big Chief. Management said there was no mail for me. I decided to check for myself and found the mail which was two days overdue. Very poor management. Other reviewers have used the terms "swamp" or "mud pit". I would agree with those assessments. I gave Big Chief two stars because, (1) the sites are decent size, and (2) it is convenient to Amazon. I will not stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Big Chief becomes a swamp when the weather is rainy, and for many days afterward. The hosts are very rude and will double up rigs on sites just to make an extra buck. If a patron complains or refuses to double, the hosts have no problem kicking the patron out of the campground. The showers are only hot if no one is washing clothes in the laundry room. The garbage bins are often overflowing because the hosts don't schedule pickup often enough. The internet is terrible because too many campers are packed onto one router. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is actually in Liberty and close to Coffeyville, access is off the Industrial Road and not off Hwy 169. Big gravel sites - all pull through. Wi-Fi worked which was surprising as we parked a long way away from the office. The laundry is clean and modern. The managers are exceptionally friendly and cannot do enough to make one feel at home. Wonderful RV park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Big park with only a few RV's. It appears most of the RV's here are those of workers. The sites are all pull throughs which are large, gravel and (surprisingly) level. There is Wi-Fi although it tended to shut off for no reason. The laundry room appeared clean and the manager was helpful. This park is a good spot for an overnight stay. No discounts available to lower site cost. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice clean RV Park. Directly across the street from Amazon and very handy to walk or bike to working at Amazon. Laundromat was just completed in Fall 2011 and had good machines - not commercial though. Nothing exciting about the park. It is primarily a RV Park for workers coming into Amazon for the seasonal rush. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a park across the street from Amazon.com. Sites are occupied by workampers hired by Amazon, and paid for by Amazon. Gravel road, gravel sites with some grass and weeds between. Park has only been open for 2 years so they are still working on it. Bath house and laundry opening in October. Full hook-ups with 50 amps. Fine for a convenient place to stay while working at Amazon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed three nights here. It's a small park with mostly permanent or semi-permanent residents. There is space for travelers, though. Park management is very friendly. NO traffic noise. Plenty of room to maneuver inside the park. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great little park! The owner and his crew went out of their way to take good care of us while we were there for two months. The laundry and restrooms are brand-new. Nice little pond with fishing. This place is much nicer than the big RV park out on the highway (one of those parking-lot-style places). Big, grassy sites with plenty of room to maneuver. Excellent Wi-Fi-better than any other park in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spots are close together, but they include water, sewer, and electric hookups. The people are friendly. The camp is close to town and directly across the street from a grocery store and a public park. The closest showers are about a half mile away at the nearby public park. The campground doesn't have many spots, which makes the internet reliable and the ambiance community-oriented. It is surrounded by wide open spaces daubed with beautiful trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very basic park for a very cheap price. We were in the area to work, so it worked for us, but its not exactly a 'nice' park. Spaces are tight, and there's no bathhouse at all. If you can't stand traffic noise or trains, either don't go here, or wear earplugs... this place is noisy. You can get hooked up to cable if you're staying a while, but no cable provided by the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
City owned park that is next to Walter Johnson park. Roads and sites are gravel and very soft (and muddy) after rain. A few sites were completely flooded after heavy rain. Some side-by-side sites with utility hook ups in the middle, requires class-A's and C's to nose in the right hand site. Wi-Fi was $50/month and coverage was spotty. Showers & restrooms available at the Walter Johnson park (near fairgrounds). We camped here in a Motorhome.
I moved here mid-season while working at Amazon. Walter Johnson is more like a "park" setting with large trees, grassy areas and squirrels running all over the place. It's actually in town and convenient to everything, including Walmart. I had mail forwarded to the City Activities Center which was on the park grounds and they always left a note on my door telling me I had mail. The park staff was very friendly and helpful. This park would have rated 5 stars, but there are no sewer hookups. I found that to be a very minor problem compared to issues at another park in the area. I highly recommend Walter Johnson Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to stop for the night. Not a weekend destination. Good water pressure, electric, plenty of level sites. Easy self-registration; only $8.00 a night. Can't beat that! The town also has Wi-Fi that costs $2.50 for 24 hours use. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good place for a one night stand and the price is right. Other reviews talk about it being muddy, but I came during the draught so water wasn't a problem. Local traffic and railroad nearby, but it didn't seem bad at night, plus I wear earplugs when I sleep. No picnic tables and only a few sites provided any shade. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I love this park for the price, and the staff are really friendly. I was here last year, and have returned for a second year. The pecan trees don't seem to have pecans this year. Not sure if that is an every other year event, or why there are no pecans dropping, but so far there aren't. I also parked on the opposite end of the row this year, because the site I had near the stock yard buildings last year flooded so badly. It's easy to tell that this space has been muddy, but right now it is dry. The flies are still bad, but also not as bad as last year. The Wi-Fi is $40.00 per month this year. Cell and air card coverage for Verizon is excellent here, however. I don't know about other providers. Sadly, even though the city now has an animal control officer, this year the wild dog problem in this park seems to be even worse than last year. Last year there was one stray dog that hung around because somebody kept feeding it. The other night, my dog and I were accosted by a pack of 6 wild dogs while I was walking him on leash around the park. No one was injured. We camped here in a Motorhome.
These sites floods with very little rainfall. The closer you are to the fairgrounds buildings, the more water seems to accumulate on the sites, and directly in front of your RV door, no matter what. Washrooms and showers are locked unless you ask the care taker nicely. Only if there is a city event, or when "enough" seasonal workampers check in, then they will be unlocked all the time. Even then, you might have to beg the staff at City Hall to get the water heater turned on, and the showers are the 5 second type that shut themselves off when you have soap in your eyes. I have never seen so many flies in all my life. I think they grow them as a crop here. Of course, this is also a fairgrounds, so that may be why. Other than that, it really is a pretty decent place to park. If you want shade, park under the pecan trees. If you don't want to be under trees, there are plenty of bare spots to park. Note: Pecan trees do drop pecans. Birds in pecan trees drop something else. Lots of wide open space to walk and play with dogs. Playground for kids. It is also tent friendly. This side of the park does NOT have sewer hookups. For that you want to go around the block to the other side of the park. But there is a dump station in front of the showers, and there is also a local honey wagon guy you can call for $15.00. Enjoy your stay. It's not the worst place in the world to park, and close easy access to downtown and eateries, or up the road just a minute to Wal-Mart. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Choice of many long, level, graveled spaces in sun or shade. Great value. The advertisement we read said showers, but they were locked all the time. Park is hard to find due to no signage. Turn at the locomotive to enter park. Bring plenty of insect repellent. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Hidden semi-precious jewel in Kansas for the price. Very nice RV park on the edge of a larger municipal park. Large shade trees, excellent water and while most of the sites have 30 amp service a few have 50 amp service but they are not marked. We camped here in a Motorhome.