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06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful clean and neat park. White gravel for rig and patio with grass everywhere else. Very friendly staff, long and wide pull throughs, easy on and off I-10, no road noise, good power. Very convenient for overnighting.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We wanted to see the area for an escape from the Phoenix valley summer heat. The park's goal is to have all park models and just a few RV sites. We were informed our RV site was designated as a park model site and we may be asked to move. We only stayed a few days so we weren't impacted. The pull-through sites are good size. The salt water pool is refreshing and so nice not to smell like chlorine. Pet areas are a low priority though they have added several dog waste bag dispensers though out the park but no disposal container?? One dog run has huge pine trees with sap droppings that are a challenge to remove from dog fur, and the other is all rock and no shade. It is a long park and each dog run is at the extreme ends. There is no pet area in the middle of the 352 sites. There appears to be much discontent among dog owners and non-dog owners. Loved the Dewey, Prescott Valley, Prescott area. Close to many conveniences but IMHO not cool enough for the summer. If passing through the area would stop again but not for a longer term basis.
06/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a destination RV park. We first visited the area 10 years ago before the park had Wi-Fi. Beautiful setting, all the conveniences, excellent Wi-Fi, long pull-throughs with grassy areas all around and a concrete patio with table. Newly installed dog run. An adults only area and pool. Could easily spend a season here but we were just passing through and only stayed three days. Will go back again if in the area.
06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had been here when it was a KOA. Enjoyed it then and stopped again. Very friendly office. Long pull-throughs, and easy in and out. Though close to the freeway, noise not an issue. Good Wi-Fi. We would stay again if in the area.
06/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Huge pull throughs, easy access, though close I-10 no noise. Pilot truck stop at exit for fuel. Great for overnight; we didn't have time to explore but this could be a destination park.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Easy in and out for overnight. Only a few long pull throughs; others you would have to unhook, but since this is the off season with many openings, they said don't worry about it. Would prefer straight rate for one night instead of reading meter the next morning before we leave. Holiday Inn Restaurant next door closing in August 2013, but till then a convenience to get a quick bite to eat if you don't want to cook after a long day's drive.
06/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the slow time of year; had our pick of sites. Long roomy pull through, huge pet park, and service center next door was very helpful. Had a problem with fiver lights, and the RV park office dialed for us, and they sent a tech over. Needed to go in the shop the next morning; they found the problem; and we were on our way in two hours. Service center is also pet friendly; everyone was attentive to waiting customers to insure comfort and hydration in the hot weather. The RV park restaurant has reduced hours during the summer. We would definitely return if in the area.
06/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Just passing through, this is a great over night stop. Long wide pull throughs, good power and WIFI. Call park for directions. Though right off the freeway, GPS directs you to a old campground on the south side of I-10 that is no longer in business. This park is on the NORTH side of I-10. Manager very friendly and escorted us to our site. I wouldn't call it a destination spot but would definitely return when passing through. Bathrooms and laundry need work.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is also listed under Hendersonville, NC but the correct city is Flat Rock. It is a 55+ park. This was our second stay. Limited big rig sites; reservations a must during the summer and "leaf peeper" season in the fall; lots of activities in the club house: potlucks, breakfasts and this year zip lining and white water rafting. Entrance is narrow and very limited site when exiting. Owners and their two children and families live on property.
10/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Park OK for overnight but needs TLC. Entrance tight watch for pot holes, low hanging trees. Enter very slowly.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects week stay. Loved this park. Didn't make reservations ahead of time so was not able to get 5th wheel section river front but great view anyway. Big Rig Friendly, good Wi-Fi. Close to Memphis, TN and Beale Street.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice park, worth the drive off the freeway. Concrete patios, swing, grill and grassy area. Easy in and out, Big Rig Friendly.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Convenient overnighter..Easy in an out not to be confused with other KOA's in area with similar names. Nice long pull throughs, very friendly reception. Would stay there again.
10/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Excellent Park! Great for Big Rigs...EZ in EZ out, paved roads concrete sites very clean good Wi-Fi VERY Friendly staff. On site restaurant very good breakfast. Would stay here again. Rate denotes pay for 2 nights 3rd night free.
05/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
We had not been to this area before and wanted to explore. This park could use some TLC. WiFi was slow and iffy. The golf course was disappointing and in need of repairs. For an extended stay, it is 30 minutes to Ocala or 30 minutes to Gainesville for supplies. For an overnight, it is a ways off the Interstate. This location would be inviting for a rally with many grassy sites in one location available for groups to stay together. The slumping economy has hit many RVing destinations and this is no exception. The office staff was very friendly and helpful but their onsite repair service didn't return our calls.
11/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is not a destination park but a great overnight. Passport America M-F is $16.00 for huge pull through, with full hookups and Wi-Fi. Would recommend taking exit 354 to approach the park entrance from the east for a right hand turn into the park instead of exit 352 off of I-75 as suggested on the web site, which is a left hand diagonal turn. With heavy traffic it can be a challenge for a long rig but is doable.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Good Wi-Fi, easy on and off freeway, Big Rig friendly, long level pull thrus. Good power, Pizza delivery to your site and very friendly and helpful staff.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Good Wi-Fi, Big Rig friendly pull through sites and good power. Definitely take exit 265 instead of exit 268. Park is on a dirt road and exit 268 is 2 1/4 miles of dirt road to entrance, where as exit 265 takes you on a paved road to within 1/2 mile of park entrance. Golfers check out Buffalo Peak Golf course in nearby Union about 7 miles away.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Free WI-Fi, Very nice small park, next door to Western Horizons Membership campground. Offered discounts for golf, very friendly reception and most helpful staff. As stated before do ask for directions don't use GPS. Stayed 10 days to explore the area and would stay here again.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Expensive Wi-Fi at $7.00 a day but public library nearby for "free parking lot connection." Very convenient stop with 58 ft long pull-throughs for over-nighters, 55+ only park, cash or check no credit cards, easy in and out, though no sign on the road look for cluster pine trees and the Maverick Gas station on the north side of the road as a point of reference. Staff couldn't be nicer and very helpful. Showers immaculate. Close to Kingman, AZ if you need supplies. Would overnight here again if passing through the area.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Free WI-FI, Very friendly and helpful staff original site assignment had tree branch in the way but park host quickly reassigned us another space. Would not recommend for Big Rigs (MDT & 40 ft fiver), site was OK but very tight inner roads. If RV's in end spaces toads or tow vehicles have to be moved to make the turn. Trees brush the side of rig at exit. Only 45 sites, many long term residents so reservations a must especially for overnighters. OK for RV's with total length less than 40ft including your toad or tow vehicle.
04/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Free WI-FI, OK for overnight, Passport America priced right. Would not stay for extended period of time. Narrow entrance and exit could damage rigs. Sites very narrow and not level, need automatic levelers or lots of blocks and patience. Extremely dusty. Casinos in walking distance for meals or gambling.
04/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Free WI-FI, Great place for overnight, easy in and out, very quiet, walking distance to Wal-Mart, Safeway, Walgreen's, Ace Hardware, Subway Sandwich Shop, Starbucks Coffee to name a few. Beautiful view of snow capped mountains. Close to Diamond Mountain Casino where fuel is a couple cents less a gallon then in town. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Would consider spending a season here in addition to over-nighing on our way through. Good Sam and AAA Discounts.
12/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We just needed a place to over night. Big Rig Friendly, very nice pull through sites, easy in and out, very friendly staff. They also give Escapee Club members a discount. No extra charge for WiFi and brochure included various coupons for local restaurants. The Iron Skillet had a buy one buffet get the second 1/2 off.
11/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
WIFI very inconvenient as it is only available in the motel lobby. This park is behind Best Western Motel, thus the motel guests are the priority and staff do not appear to be trained on the RV park services and features: ie which sites are daily, weekly or monthly, or currently available, or the procedure to accept US Mail. Cable not available at all sites. Many long term residents , older section's smaller sites are over-filled ie 2 or 3 vehicles plus RV or RV too big for site. Newer section though farther away from pool has very generous sites. Check sprinkler locations when parking to prevent water spots on your rig. There are trade offs for the convenient location.
11/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
One of the nicest overnighters we have been to. easy access, good power, WIFI, level concrete pads, ample room for MDT, 40'fiver on pad with room to spare plus space for toad on the side. Will make this a regular stop when going this way.
11/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
No WIFI, check their website for coupons for RV site and coffee shop. Easy access OK for overnight though poor power if you stay check your voltage meter frequently to prevent damage to your appliances ie A/C in summer or electric heater in winter. They do disclose power fluctuations on your receipt. Grocery store across the street and Flying J a block away.
10/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great stay and play deal in October. Weather is cooler and a couple of rainy days but can't beat it for golf. Trees obstruct satellite signal but came to play golf not watch TV. No swimming pool so unless children play golf wouldn't recommend bringing children as there are no activities for them. Have already made reservations for next summer. This is a keeper.
11/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Has WIFI, easy access, good power, we needed an overnight stop this, and this was perfect. Owners on site 24 hours a day, friendly and helpful, the park is opened from March 1st. thru Mid-November. Our site was parallel to the road, no problem with road noise after dark. Will stay again when traveling this direction.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
The location is convenient to Salem though coming from the east and turning left on Hwy 22 across two lanes of 55+mph traffic to access the downhill entrance to the park is a bit unnerving. On Sundays, the church next door shares the entrance so plan your arrival or departure prior to or after services. The park is neat and clean but the sites are very small and close together. Back-ins on the north end of the park, are not on the drivers side combined with one way narrow streets and turns provides a challenge to navigate. A few sites have been enlarged by combining two into one but don’t know if they will do that all the way through. Motorhomes with toads have a challenge to fit with out hanging out in the street and there is a charge to park outside of your assigned site if you cannot fit. During our stay we drove to nearby Hee Hee Illa Hee RV Resort. It has larger sites and easier access especially for 5th wheels so will try that on our next visit to Salem. This park is fine for overnight or rigs less than 45ft including toad or tow vehicle. If possible entrance from the west on Hwy 22 is easier to enter.
12/2005
rating [ 3/10 ]
No Wifi, no spa, very tight spaces and roads, in need of TLC very over grown, have to go through another Mobile Home park with multiple speed bumps to get to the entrance of the RV Park.
06/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the best park we have ever visited. Large easily accessible sites,beautiful surroundings; lots of hikes nearby, trees, river view, lush landscaping, well maintained, very friendly and helpful staff, great steak BBQ once a month during the summer season, fast and easy WiFi. Far enough out of town to enjoy nature yet close enough (40 miles east) to Eugene for supplies etc. This is a very popular summer destination, reservations a must but worth the effort.
05/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
We lived in the San Diego area when this park was first opened 20+ years ago. It was not designed for the big rigs of today but is a very nice location and convenient to area attractions. The new owners have worked with area attractions and offer discounts for them and golf to park visitors. They have always had problems with ants so we come prepared with ant spray. We stayed for a week. The price has gone up considerably over the years but again like all real estate location, location, location. We visit the area every 18 months or so because of family in the area so will continue to return in the future unless a new park with big rig sites opens but with the cost of land that is highly unlikely. 3/4 of the sites are taken by monthlies so there does not appear to be a lot of in and out. Interior roads are very tight and trees in desperate need of trimming. Pool is very clean, neat and well landscaped. Spa is wonderful. Cable did not work at our site and tree needed to be trimmed for us to back in. Maintenance was quick to respond to trim the tree, cable repair took a couple of days. The only reason I don't rate this higher is because of tight interior roads, low tree branches along the way and small sites. For big rigs reservations are a must due to limited sites availability for 40 footers, motorhomes or fivers.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Passport American Park rate honored. Purchased by Encore two years ago. Stayed here one night while passing through. Pull throughs for overnighters in the front. Relatively easy freeway access but limited big rig sites. Manager very friendly and snowbirds gone by May so park was empty and spaces available. Beautiful surroundings grassy area with fountain, pond and two black swans, only a mile from a new Super Wal-mart. WiFi with Tengo very good. Only reason I don't rate higher is tight sites and interior roads and limited sites available for overnighters during peak season, otherwise it would be a 10.
01/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very few big rig sites, tight interior roads, reservations a must. Current road construction for light rail will not be complete till 2008. Park WiFi iffy. City of Tempe offering city wide service soon. Neighbor's bike chained to 5th wheel leg was stolen from the middle of the park, XXX store next door. In spite of surrounding neighborhood location convenient for us but will not return till road construction is complete. Apache Blvd. is only one lane each way and winds back an forth between the construction pylons which could scratch or dent your rig or worse. Temporary access to the park entrance due to construction very rough. Location is in path of airport and pool gets sooty quickly. Park staff quick to clean and maintain though.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park with one caveat: the entrance is VERY narrow for big rigs, use caution when entering. There are 3 lanes of traffic each way on Main Street entrance. Park appears to be pro-active in remodeling and attracting larger rigs and more active RV'ers. Huge pools and spas covered BBQ area in center with 3 new gas grills, huge capacity. Walking distance to grocery and K-mart. Recently designed and opened "Ranchita" sites (50 x 56) very nice 1/2 price for two weeks between May & October 15. Older sites very narrow between park models, palm trees and light fixtures. V-section sites have fewest park models are newer and larger but next to noisy street (University Ave). C-D sections are wide but max length 36 ft. They are training employees to assist you in parking and let you know if you choose to park with your traveling companion's assistance you are liable for the damage. Our escort did a great job but lengthen the process as a training session for new employee. A Diesel Pusher tried on its own next to us and ran over the fence$$$. Park has 1800 sites, could use walking paths from outlying sites to pool/activity areas to encourage walking and cut down on traffic within the park during high season. May is a great time to visit as it is the first month of their off season. Park is practically empty and had the pool all to ourselves but daytime temps in the 100's and overnight lows in the 70's.
03/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
We just needed a place for one night. The men's restroom was padlocked with an "out of order" sign on it. Didn't go in the womens as it had a note "knock first" it is co-ed since the men's is not open. The pool will not be open till May so there has been no maintenance on it since it closed for winter. The laundry room is being replaced with a new addition to the bldg but don't know when it will open. The entrance is only one lane so approach carefully. They do have spaces for big rigs but call ahead there are not many. There are train tracks nearby, one of us slept through the night, the whistle woke the other.
12/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This has been an Encore park for about 8 years and is also know as Encore Sarasota North. They have periodic specials for long term stays so search the web, check with their booth at RV shows, Good Sam Highways or Trailer Life Magazine and ask when making reservations. During their high season January-March it runs around $70.00 a night. There are a lot of park models, long term visitors and it is close to the freeway so you can’t escape the noise. It is typical Florida high humidity and bugs, but with family in the area it is convenient for our annual visits. It is located a mile away from a Super Wal-Mart so it is good exercise for shopping. It is at exit 220 and there is an outlet mall at exit 224. During the holidays there are more children but in general much fewer than near by Sun N Fun on exit 210 in Sarasota. Staff is very friendly and eager to insure you enjoy your stay. There are lots of activities i.e. exercise classes, craft classes, informational seminars, day trips, weekly dinners and morning coffees to name a few. Cable TV is for long term visitors only, WIFI is sporadic.
02/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a great base to explore Beaufort, Bluffton (Outlet Mall) Sun City, Hilton Head, and historic Savannah. The pull thrus were just opened last year, long, wide, level and no trees. There are other sites in the older section of the park with lots of trees if you choose. Be sure to mention trees or no trees when making reservations. Very friendly and helpful owners, the red roofed office is under construction and expected to be opened soon. There are no amenities, restrooms or showers, (we don't need them we are self contained) no tents and no activities for children, but all we want is FHU’s and easy in and out for our Big Rig. Park is very peaceful and quiet in the rural setting. Free cable TV and WIFI and firewood if you want a campfire. Will definitely come back next time we are in the area.
11/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
No WiFi, but this park is close to grocery and town, and the staff was very friendly. Mostly pull through sites, it's Big Rig friendly. Just beautiful lake scenery.
11/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
No WIFI, TV reception poor and no cable. Lots of trees, tight entrance and interior roads, check out site first if you need satellite access. Very friendly staff. Lots of in park activities.
11/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
Great park for overnight. No WIFI. Road construction till next summer at entrance so watch closely for sign. Gravel entrance to pull-thrus, paved entrance for back-ins. Owner and hosts very friendly. 3 1/2 pull thrus for big rigs, (1/2 too tight of a turn for our 40ft to turn into, other 3 OK, tight turn to exit from pull-through to leave campground. Stayed for a week would stay again if pull-through available.
11/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
No WIFI. Sites not level. Park staff very friendly. Golf course walking distance from Phase one. Nice shopping and restaurants close by. Showers not centrally located. Phase one not paved, Phase two large size gravel rocks on sites make it difficult to walk on.
10/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great WIFI, Golf Driving Range on site, Quarter mile away from 18 hole golf course. Super-Walmart 15 miles away. Three Truck Stops at Interstate exit. Stayed for a month. Will stay again.
08/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
Stayed for 4 weeks this summer. We encountered lots of confusion with reservations and with our arrival. Our visit coincided with a change in management and new employees not familiar with the park. We requested two sites for 40 foot 5th wheels with 50 amps when making reservations and was assigned a 30-amp site upon arrival that needed branches trimmed for one of the rigs to fit. We were escorted to our site from the opposite direction and had to circle the park twice in the rain to approach our back-in site from the appropriate angle. Wasp hive in 30 amp electrical box swarmed when opened as was stung several times. Camp host contacted manager to locate an appropriate size site and then moved us next door to a 50-amp site. Incurred minor damage to rig from lawn mower on two occasions. Rock hit rig one week and the following week the mower ran over an electrical cord. Police were called to different locations in the park 3 times in one weekend. This experience doesn’t appear to be consistent with previous posts so hopefully this was the exception and not the rule. I wrote a letter to the corporate office to share our experience and received an e-mail thanking us for our comments and referred to the park manager’s phone number. We don’t seek out KOA’s but this met our needs “on paper” prior to arrival. We have stayed in a couple of other KOA’s over the years with positive experiences but will think twice after this experience and with their upcoming KOA card fee increase next year.
05/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park is conveniently located a short distance from the Interstate and walking distance to the Colorado Visitors Center. Across the street is a beautiful Colorado State Park with camping facilities also. The park is very clean and neat. WIFI was available for an additional charge, but was down for long periods of time during our 4-week stay. The reservation, bookkeeping and site management system created long waits for registration even when reservations had been made. There appeared to be constant confusion with regard to which spaces were rented, which were open and their classification; daily, weekly, or monthly? The $5.00 reservation fee is not applied to your stay. Rates fluctuate based on area activities. To insure a positive stay, be thorough when making reservations ask lots of questions.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Easy access, Big Rig Friendly, ice cream socials, nice pool, large spaces with grassy area, WIFI included in rate, very helpful staff, will visit again.
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