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04/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very convenient COE park a few miles off the Interstate along the banks of the Arkansas River. Nice quiet overnight spot. The town of Ozark seemed friendly as well.
04/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice state park that is a reasonably easy overnight stop from the Interstate. Very quiet with great sweeping vista views. Each site has a brick shelter over the picnic table. The town of Santa Rosa has seen better days, but still has a few interesting attractions including a few deep water swimming "holes" that some even go scuba diving in!
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great big vista views of the Prescott valley at a great $15/night Passport America rate! (rate was offered for unlimited nights while I was here, too). Free wi-fi was fast and easy, and park was quiet. Convenient to Prescott, Jerome, and Cottonwood. All sites are pull-through with full hookups. Not many other amenities, but great value for the price and nice friendly park manager.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very quiet state park with a nice small lake for paddling and fishing. Nice views of mountains in the distance. They even have a natural spring hot tub available within the park! The town of Safford is small but has a Wal-Mart and some good Mexican restaurants. Great place to stop for a few days!
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great place to base camp if you're wanting to explore the south and eastern sides of Tucson. Always plenty of sites available (except in April when they close for the county fair). An easy on/off if you're driving a big rig and need a quick overnight. Also, an exceptional deal if you need to stay a week or more (only $100/wk for full hookups!). Camp hosts were very friendly and brought my UPS packages directly to my campsite. It was usually very quiet most days/nights, but weekend events at the fairgrounds or motor speedway could pose a bit more noise and activity at times. Great Fry's grocery store about 5 miles away. Easy access to the National Park and Catalina Highway up to Mt. Lemmon. Also great super-authentic Mexican restaurants in South Tucson.
02/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Outstanding location at the base of the Superstition Mountains with trails that provide a wonderful sunset view of the Phoenix valley. Also great access to the fun Apache Trail road that heads east (the road turns to a single-lane dirt road a few miles beyond Tortilla Flats, so don't drive your motorhome further than that!) The campground was recently upgraded to offer electric at about 1/2 the sites. Unfortunately, this means that RVs staying in the other 1/2 of the sites (some of which are rather small) are often needing to run their generators. A shame they could not have simply put electric in at all sites so the campground would be more quiet. Other than that quibble, this is a great place to stay when in Phoenix!
02/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
While this campground does not have a beautiful desert vegetation between each site (like Gilbert Ray does), it has many easy pull-though sites and spectacular views of the Catalina mountains directly next to the campground. While the mountain views and hiking trails can feel like you're miles away from civilization, within a mile or two, you can drive right out the park entrance and into a Wal-Mart parking lot, as well as access to any conceivable shopping or dining option along Oracle Road all the way down into Tucson. Great OTA TV reception and Verizon coverage here too. Reservations are a must at this park in the winter as it tends to be full every night with snowbirds.
02/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
My favorite camping spot in Tucson! I stayed here 3 different times this past winter, and each time it was serene and delightful. While Catalina tends to fill up due to their reservation system and larger pull-through sites, Gilbert Ray always seems to have some availability if you have a smaller RV and can fit into some of their smaller sites (all are first come, first served). Sites only have electric, but there's a giant dump and water fill loop with multiple stations to make refilling a breeze. Just about every site has their own Saguaro cactus tree and a ton of other desert plants giving some privacy while still offering great vistas of the mountains and cactus forests surrounding the campground. The Desert Museum is a "must visit" next door, as is the National Park. Plan to stock up on food before you arrive as the nearest grocery stores are a 20 minute drive. OTA TV signals are also a bit more limited on this side of the mountain range away from Tucson, but Verizon cell signal is strong.
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice, quiet state park with paved electric sites, a pretty lake with very neat arched walkway over the fishing bay, and great off-road trails around the area to explore the Patagonia mountains. Verizon signal is great...until you come over the last hill and into the state park (where it then is lost). Fortunately, if you have a cell signal booster, you can get it back again from the campground sites.
02/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
My second year coming to this park and it's still a gem. Sites are generously-sized, landscaping is gorgeous, w-ifi works great, a very nice outdoor pool and spa, and a wonderful laundry room. Only downside is the particular site we've been placed at both years has been too sloped to be able to get properly leveled. Wish they would level that particular site more-- the others don't appear to be that bad.
02/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great location and great Passport America rate. This park was clean and efficient. Like others have mentioned, the park is mainly a paved parking lot with trees in between each site and a few strips of grass between the rows, but still it was very pleasant and clean. The sites would be rather snug if all sites were occupied, but during our mid-week stay, there were plenty of open sites between motorhomes. Will absolutely stay here again!
02/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
The park appears to be an old KOA. Sites are close together but still more open than the 2 other parks in town. Price was a bit of a rip off though. Even though their website said AAA and AARP discounts were available, the front desk clerk would not give either discount for our stay. To make matters worse, the cable TV at our site didn't work and no wi-fi was available. I think we'd try one of the other parks next time.
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is pretty and a nice place to stay if you're a seasonal camper. But if you're just coming for a couple days, you'll likely only get a lumpy uneven grassy site with only 30A electric and water. Since we paid a discounted rate for our stay, this was moderately acceptable, but had we been paying full price, this would have been excessively overpriced for what you get.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wonderful place to stay in the off-season (when biting bugs are no longer a problem!). Lots of wildlife (ponies, deer, and even crabs wandering thru the campgrounds). Large, clean ocean beach just a few dozen yards away. Dogs are allowed on the beach near the campground loops. The bay side has some excellent kayak launches to explore the smaller marshland islands (where you're likely to see ponies grazing and swimming between the islands!). No hookups at sites, but there is a nice dump station with fresh water available. Entrance fee is $15 for 7 days and no extra fee is charged if pulling a towed vehicle.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Despite having nearly 300 sites, most are fairly spacious and grounds are pretty with trees, hills, and a large pond. The park has every amenity imaginable, but there are a few negatives as others have mentioned (pond and some grassy areas are overrun by Canada geese, and their droppings; no cable TV and sat TV difficult due to trees; some sites are a bit unlevel due to hills). But campers here were very respectful of neighbors and everyone kept their sites quiet and tidy. Nice park.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This city park is a great deal and very quiet and peaceful at night. Nice paved back-in sites with full hookups (water hookup is shared though between sites). All except a couple of sites are heavily shaded, so satellite will be a challenge, but there's a good selection of OTA digital TV. Park has a nice lake for fishing or paddling, lots of picnic and walking areas, as well as bike riding. Will certainly return if in the area again.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
For PA members, this is a great deal-- only $11 night for full hookups and Wi-Fi. Nice level sites with concrete patios and concrete patio table/benches. Very friendly manager and lovely small town to explore. I stayed here in conjunction with a visit to the ReadyBrake (Night Shift Auto) folks who were also wonderful!
08/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Gorgeous views in every direction-- this park is out near the airport on the mesa, so no trees or buildings to block glorious sunrise and sunset views of mountains on all sides. Park owners are the most friendly and helpful I've ever met-- really made you feel genuinely welcome. Facilities were well described by other reviewers and in excellent shape. I didn't use park Wi-Fi, but my AT&T and Verizon devices worked fine with 3G service. My satellite dish also worked great here as well. Will absolutely return again!
08/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
Nice front desk rep during the daytime-- very helpful with tourist information. However, that was really the only thing positive about this park. It's a dump. Dated and poorly maintained. Trashy trailers at a few sites. Many sites not level. But the topper is that no one appears to be on duty at night. I returned to my site after nightfall to find 2 homeless men sitting at my picnic table and they spent the night in their truck next to my site. They were gone in the morning before the manager arrived. Unless you have PA and will only be staying 1 night-- try the other RV parks in town. They are in much better shape than this one.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an older park on the eastern edge of town. It's not fancy, but the higher-priced parks in town are not either. I really liked this park though. It was quiet, had nice areas to walk near a pond with views of mountains all around and even an old mine building in the distance. About 1/2 the sites are pull-throughs and other half are back-ins. There are also a few nice cabins available and a nice separate area for tent campers. The owners were friendly, each site had full hookups, and bathrooms while a bit dated, were very clean. I got excellent ATT and Verizon 3G coverage, and even got good satellite TV signals. This Is the closest full-service CG to a terrific network of over 100 miles of 4WD and ATV trails including the Alpine Loop.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This county campground is spread out in various spots along the south side of gorgeous Lake San Cristobel. I stayed at the loop that was right on the waterfront, but other loops were perched higher on a bluff. No hookups and only pit toilets, but there was 1 dump station. Picnic tables had seen better days and it didn't appear that cleaning fire pits was one of the host's duties. But, despite all this, it is one of the most scenic camp sites I've ever stayed at! I launched my kayak literally 20 feet from the RV and the lake was calm and peaceful: only a few small fishing boats and another kayaker on the water. My dog enjoyed swimming from our site as well. I was able to get both ATT and Verizon cell service here, but not 3G so don't expect lots of speed. Overall, a lovely spot to stay a few days.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Certainly was not expecting much from this Passport America park other than a place to stay a few nights with hookups. But, it's exceeded my expectations! Very friendly staff and ultra well-kept grounds. Huge pull-through sites with a nice large grassy area between each rig with a small shade tree and picnic tables. Nice to have some shade and cool grass for sitting out, but still be able to use your satellite dish! The park is about 10 miles south of Montrose and very quiet even though it's along the highway due to all the open space. Location is convenient not only to Montrose, but to Ridgeway, Ouray, and Telluride as well. ATT & Verizon worked great here, and best of all: the park's free Wi-Fi was exceptionally strong and easy to connect to. A terrific place to stay a few days or a few months!
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Awesome location in a great town. Nice river walk adjacent to the park that you can follow all the way downtown. Great shops and restaurants in town and a neat parks along the river. The RV park is owned by the city, seems well-maintained, and staffed by very nice folks. Only downside is that many spaces were extremely small and difficult to maneuver into. Had to park our car up near the office as there was no room for it at the site. But, the rates are reasonable, so we'll probably stay here again because it's so convenient.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very convenient park if you wish to walk to downtown Ouray or to the Hot Springs Pool. Beautiful high mountains hug the park for some great upward views, and nice mountain stream sounds at night. But the negatives were also considerable. My site was ridiculously cramped with tent campers literally so close I could not extend my awning or barely park my car. Wi-Fi showed a signal, but could never connect to my PC or iPad. Owners and staff were business-like and indifferent. Not rude, but not very welcoming or friendly either. Not sure I'd stay here again. Love the town, but there are other camping options nearby that looked more spacious.
02/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice quiet park with pretty views of mountains. Also has nice fishing lagoons and river access. Town of Cottonwood is great-- lots of shopping and dining options, but much more laid back than Sedona. Great off-leash dog park nearby. Sites are Elec/Water only, but RV Dump station is available. Good over-the-air TV service and excellent cell.
02/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Glorious natural setting surrounded by mountains and saguaro cactus. Terrific staff. Very quiet and great star watching at night. As others have mentioned, electric only sites, but a nice water and dump site is centrally located. Great cell signals here (Verizon & AT&T), but crummy TV (only 2 channels). Grocery and shopping is about 10 miles away, so you must plan ahead. But still, whenever I'm in Tucson, it will be hard to stay anywhere else but here-- it's outstanding.
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice campground in a huge open space park. Convenient to shopping and ocean. Not much available in terms of TV reception unless you have satellite. Lots of birds and trees. Very peaceful.
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great park with a great location in downtown Long Beach on the harbor. Park has very nice landscaping, a nice pool and hot tub, with a good c-store at the office. Laundry was great and incredibly cheap compared to the nightly rate. A large pet run is available except it's just packed dirt-- no grass. Pets charge of an extra $1 a day seems a bit ridiculous on top of the already expensive nightly rate. Only other strange thing was that each site was not paved, but only packed dirt.
01/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
If the park had normal sized sites, I'd rate it a 10. Unfortunately, most sites are set up where RVs are parked within inches (yes, literally!) of each other so that a wider space is available between each group for cars to park. Other than that, the park has a very nice pool and hot tub, nice view (and an easy walk) to the lake, and good cable TV.
11/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects a special monthly rate for shoulder season. This is a very social park-- lots of activities and neighbors are very friendly and engaging. It's also extremely convenient getting to shops, restaurants, beach, etc. Yes, the sites are a bit on the small side and difficult for big rigs to get in and out-- exactly why you come here for an extended stay rather than an overnight or weekend. Each site has a nice concrete patio and full hook ups. Some trees but mostly open (which made it easier for Satellite). This is my 2nd visit and I look forward to coming back for a full season next time. It's a park that makes you feel at home!
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Great, easy overnight stop. All sites are pull-throughs. Very friendly owners keep the park nicely maintained. My dog loved the large fenced leash-free area, and I appreciated the free WiFi and cable TV. I stayed a Friday night but still got their PA rate. Only drawback is the traffic noise from I-10. It's not that bad at night, but in the daytime hours can be quite noisy.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
The location is fantastic--right along the lake shore with a sandy swimming beach and boat launch, and also next to the historic giant Ore Dock. The campground is level and grassy. Open sites for good sat signals (as OTA signals are limited). No sewer hookups, but there's a free RV dump for campers to use. Wonderful town! Historic brick buildings, 19 large painted murals (some a full block long!), nice paved bike path along the lake, and shops all within a few blocks. Quiet and peaceful with great sunsets!
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Huge campground on a beautiful sandy beach. Beachfront sites are fantastic. There are also some pull-through sites that are nice and convenient for just an overnight stay. There's a very nice, super large RV dumpstation, but it's in the back of the park rather than the front where you'd expect it. Sites had good privacy between them but bugs were an issue here because of that. It also seemed that the Bathhouse/Showerhouse seemed a bit small and a long walk for the hundreds of sites it was trying to serve. They really could use a couple more.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
It's a bit expensive for a "state park" with just dry or electric-only hookups, but the location can't be beat. Our site was literally 20 feet from the beach and it's a gorgeous beach for sunsets! Sites are small and anything larger than a Class B/C motorhome will have a hard time driving between all the pine trees. But the campground facilities are well-maintained and there's a wonderful new visitor's center there too.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Right in town and across from a nice beach on East Bay. Access to the excellent city-wide TART bike trail system lets you bike to downtown easily. Lots to do in town and in the surrounding area. The campground itself is just OK though. While it's nice that there is pine tree cover nearly throughout the entire park, the sites are postage-stamp sized with zero privacy. Many sites are not fully level (even though overall park is on flat terrain), and road noise can be an issue from the busy US31. Shower and bathhouses were clean and well-maintained when we were here. Would have been an excellent park if there were 2/3'ds as many sites.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice, quiet, shady county park on a small, no-motor lake. Only a few minutes from I-94 access. RV sites are tucked away into the forest on the right side as you enter the park and are very large, some of them pull-throughs, and most very private/secluded. There are some additional RV sites near the lake. Cell phone coverage is a bit weak in some spots, but with a booster antenna, you would be fine.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is now owned and operated by La Crosse County. Goose Island features a large picnic area on the north end of the island, a large campground on the center-west side of the island, and a nature preserve on the south end of the island. The Mississippi River surrounds the island and there are abundant opportunities for boating, canoe/kayaking, fishing, hiking/biking, and bird-watching. There are 3 lanes at the south end of the campground that feature newer, larger sites with electric and water. These are best for larger RVs. All in the new section are paved, back-in sites, some not as long as others, but there is very wide generous spacing between sites. The older section of the campground has scattered, smaller sites. Some are suitable for RVs and some are on the riverfront, but most are not paved pads. About 1/2 of all of the RV sites are occupied by seasonal trailers, but no permanent park models are allowed here, so it still had the look of a weekend campground rather than a seasonal park. Has nice dump stations and camp store. Has good cell coverage and OTA television stations from La Crosse.
03/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Friendly staff and very low-key approach. You just drive in, pick your site, put your cash in an envelope and drop it in the "rent" box at the office. While the surrounding area was rather industrial and run down, I never felt that unsafe here. There's a huge grassy area behind the park that my dog absolutely loved. About 1/2 the sites were newer and gravel-paved, the other 1/2 were a bit run down, small, and lumpy (gravel no longer level). I never went in the bath/laundry house as it didn't look that appealing from the outside. Hookups and CATV worked great, and the Wi-Fi was always strong and fast.
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Strange that our experience here varied so much from the last reviewer, but we found this park an absolute delight with many very friendly RV'ers. Tons of activities within the park, and a great location to get to shopping, restaurants, beach, etc. Park is about 1/2 park models and 1/2 MHs, 5'ers, and trailers. Most are seniors who snowbird for extended months. Everyone seemed to take good care of their lot. Many lots had nice concrete patios and all sites were level. This was one of the lesser-priced parks in the area, but seemed better cared for and friendlier than the others. There are some newer, fancier parks that charge twice as much, but we felt this park's location and price made it a better deal.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice park with a "state park" feel except with hook-ups! We decided to go up to Door County for the weekend rather last minute and all the state parks were completely booked. Found this park online and the rates were cheaper than out-of-state rates at the state park! The owners were very nice, park facilities were well-maintained and clean, and the dog and kids loved the nature trails. Very convenient to Fish Creek restaurants and other Door County attractions. While some reviewers noted road noise from being on Hwy 42, we did not notice it much at all. Will certainly stay here again!
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
There are small but very beautiful sites (nearly all of them adjacent to one of the 3 mountain streams that run through the park). There are tons of activities for kids and families (pool, mini golf, playground, etc). They also have a nice outdoor movie theater that offers nightly movies. The owners very friendly and campground very clean. There is only one small drawback-- like a previous reviewer mentioned, showers are push button and non-adjustable for temperature. The water initially was freezing cold, and then turned too hot (nearly scalding temps). It was tolerable for adults but way too hot for kids.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Small, quiet park adjacent to the Henry river. Mostly seasonal and longer-term campers but a few short-term sites available (all are enormous). Owners live on-site and are very welcoming and friendly. Park is well-kept and has a small playground, basketball court, fishing pond, and horseshoes for kids. There's a small laundry building available, but no bathhouse as of yet, so therefore, only self-contained RVs and trailers are accepted. Park is located down a steep gravel drive that is gated, so you must make reservations in-advance to get the gate code. Free Wi-Fi, electric and sewer all worked flawlessly. A nice place to stay when visiting Hickory and Catawba county.
02/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Most sites here are super large and wide, but the side section where we were had very tiny sites crammed together with no cable TV (our site didn't even have a picnic table). Considering this, the nightly rate was really excessive for these little sites (even if it was Mardi Gras). On the bright side, the bathrooms were very clean, work camper hosts were friendly, WiFi worked well. The location seemed a bit better than the other in-town New Orleans RV parks (that are in more industrial areas).
02/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
A nice park with great views and sounds of the Gulf. It is right across the street from a large, sparsely-populated, dog-friendly public beach. No big condo buildings here, so just about every RV site has a nice view of the Gulf. The park has 2 sections-- the Phase 1 section are lots for sale or for long-term rental (1 week or more) and many are leveled with concrete pads and added palm trees and grass. The Phase 2 section are short-term rental sites that have gravel pads (most are level, but some are not). The bathhouse, clubhouse, and pool are newer and very nice. The only minor complaint is baths & pool are not heated. The cable TV & WiFi work great. There is a nice laundry room and relaxing clubhouse with a screened in porch.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
It has friendly staff and is easy to find from the highway (while being far enough away from it to be a quiet campground). Site lay out was a bit odd and cramped in the full hookup sites. Bathrooms were either not heated or minimally heated, so not great for Fall camping, but they were clean. Good for an overnight interstate stay, but I wouldn't camp here as a destination. There are much prettier and cheaper sites at Starved Rock State Park (if you can get one).
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
A gorgeous, quiet, and peaceful park surrounding a nice little pond. It is family owned and operated. A great base camp for exploring the stores/restaurants/sites of Bennington and Williamstown. Some sites were rather oddly laid out and not clearly marked, but the park wasn't crowded, so everyone had plenty of room and privacy. Only 1 small bathhouse, but it was clean. No hot water in the sinks though. Cable TV and wi-fi worked great. Cell phone coverage was a bit weak, but possible.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
A very pretty park and very friendly staff. Pull-through sites were a tad bit wider than most KOAs and beneath lots of beautiful trees. Super clean restrooms, but showers were in their own "rooms" that were unheated--fine for most of the year, but a bit cold in October mornings. A great daily breakfast offered at a reasonable price with fantastic pancakes and waffles. Cable TV worked great, and wi-fi was good initially, but then broke down during the weekend I was there and park staff were never able to fix it in the remaining 2 days I was there.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice park conveniently located for seeing prime foliage areas of VT and NH. Friendly staff and pretty park with plenty of trees and a nice little pond at the entrance. Some sites share a single utility post meaning that you may need longer hoses, electric, and cable TV cords than at a typical site, but all utilities including wi-fi worked well. Only 1 bathhouse (which is located down near the office and pool). If you camp in the upper terrace sites, be prepared to use your camper's facilities or walk up/down a large hill. Don't bring lots of trash with you--due to Vermont's strict conservation rules, there are no dumpsters or trash bins located in the campground. Staff will pick up to one kitchen-sized bag of trash from your site each morning.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pleasant KOA convenient to the Kanc Hwy and Franconian Notch. Sites were close together around the perimeter of the park, but nice open space in the middle and in front. Staff was friendly, baths were nice and clean, and nice little mini golf and pool. Wi-Fi worked well. Wished the park had Cable TV, but no such luck.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
The Park has very nice facilities--pretty pool and mini-golf course, big store, and nice hills and trees throughout the park. Bathrooms are large and clean, but a bit musty at times. Wi-fi costs extra ($30 per week or $5 per day) but was strong and worked well. Verizon cell phone map said it covered this CG, but I could only get coverage by driving a 1/2 mile west of the park up a hill. Staff was rather blah but competent--not rude, but not particularly friendly either. Some sites were a bit small, but most were well-sized. Cable TV had many channels and worked well. Not too many parks in Vermont with this many amenities, so price was fair for all they provided.
08/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Positives: Most sites are electric and fairly good sized. Bathhouse is newer and seemed well maintained. Most sites are non-reserved and usually available last-minute (even Labor Day weekend still had sites available). A concessionaire drives around the campground at dusk selling firewood and ice-- very convenient. Quiet out of the way park. Illinois State Parks require no vehicle entrance fee. Negatives: Steep hills make walking in the park difficult. Not many trails of interest in the park anyway. Lake was completely green and half-covered with algae when we were there so was not appealing for swimming or canoeing. But biggest negative by far was the heavy-handed ranger and park hosts who nagged and nit-picked. I've never ever experienced that at any other private or public park I've stayed at, so camping here is simply not worth that kind of hassle. Plenty of other nicer parks in the area.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Large, diverse, and pretty park with lots to do. There's a long beach along Lake Michigan for sunbathing, a good-sized inland lake for motor boating and canoing, and a short stretch of river connecting the two lakes for lazily tubing/rafting. There are 3 campgrounds, and like most Michigan state parks, are very densely packed sites but do have well-kept bath facilities. I do really wish they'd allow a small section of beach somewhere for dogs, and would have a bit large camping sites. But other than that, the park is excellent and town of Ludington also very nice.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Gorgeous park on Lake Michigan. Sandy beaches are very pretty and there's a nice dog beach south of the lighthouse, but biting flies were terrible in late July when I was there. The campground has large wooded sites, many are quite private. There's one average and one newer bathhouse, so no lack of facilities. Nice bike trails as well. I'll definitely return, just not when the bugs are so active!
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pretty park with large sites and lots of trails and picnic areas. Restrooms were OK, but showers could use some updating. Park staff/hosts were very friendly, but other campers were noisy at times. Town of Madison is wonderful--lots of historic buildings and nice riverfront. All and all, would stay here again.
07/2008
rating [ 1/10 ]
This campground is now closed. Park is only for day use.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice clean well-maintained campground with many seasonal units but very quiet during the week. CaTV and WiFi worked well, but my site was also close to the front office-- not sure how it'd do from further away. Bathroom was clean and never saw another soul using it, which was good because they only have 1 toilet/shower per gender for the whole place. Convenient location & very friendly staff. Would stay here again.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice quiet location with easy access to Highway 101 and the beach. Park is in the evergreen trees and sites are actually larger than many KOA-type parks. Wifi and cable TV worked well. But a few negatives-- the park was a commercial campground that was purchased by the city a few years ago. The city does not seem as motivated to maintain it-- the heaters in the restrooms were all broken (too cold for showers), and the pool/spa area looked too dirty to use. Also, my Verizon cell phone was unable to get a signal without attaching it to my cell phone booster, or driving into town.
05/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Best park in the Sequim area and the only one not affected by Hwy 101 noise. Nearly new park with gorgeous grounds and great views of the mountains. In-town location is convenient. Hosts were exceptionally friendly and hosted a bonfire and potluck for all campers to meet each other. Restrooms were spotless and gorgeous with a very cozy residential feel. Free high-speed internet was included and was wired, DSL at each site (rather than Wi-Fi). They will loan you a cable if you don't have one. Certainly would stay again.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice, well-maintained KOA, in a super location. Sites are not huge, but there's lots of green space around the park and nature preserve behind the park. Even though the park is on a busy 4-lane road, it is quiet at night. Restrooms were exceptionally clean and there were 2 large fenced-in dog areas and a long dog run in the back. Very comfortable base camp for visiting Seattle.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
KOA with a very natural and rustic feel in the pine trees on a mountain top. Great for smaller campers, motorhomes, and tents but likely not a good place for big rigs wanting lots of level pavement. Wifi worked well; no cable TV available. Owners were U.S. natives and exceptionally friendly. Bathrooms were modern and larger than most KOAs, but were not well heated (fortunately the showers were in a separate room of the building and were heated a bit better). Nice play area for the kids.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was an older park with many seasonal trailers, but residents & owners were exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Park is across the street from a nice pebble along the bay. 2 bath facilities-- one older and one newer, but both fairly clean and well maintained. Pay showers were $1 per 5 mins. They advertised Wifi, but I could not connect to it. The town of Qualicum Beach about 10km to the south is quiet and lovely. Nice area to relax and enjoy.
05/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
If you can't, or don't like to walk a lot, avoid this park! While the park was very clean, had a indoor pool & spa, and had nice hedges between each site for privacy, overall, this park seemed more concerned with packing as many RVs into a small space and charging as much as possible, than making guests feel welcome and comfortable. All cars had to be parked in parking lots at the front of the park, as sites were too small to accommodate them. There were no dog runs, so dogs had to be taken all the way out of the park to an adjacent nature trail. While the bathroom was clean and large, there was only one for the whole park so many folks needed to walk quite a ways to get there. The cable TV and WiFi worked well.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Beautiful campground within tall pines. Sites varied from very large and private, to smaller and less private. Wonderful beaches on the sound as well as a good sized lake for paddling and fishing. Only 2 downsides-- showers required tokens, which were only available at the front gate (which I was not informed of until I tried to take a shower), and the park is located near an active Naval Air Station that had many extremely loud military jets taking off and landing the first day we were there. Fortunately, they did not have much activity the rest of the weekend.
09/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
Nice park for hiking and picnicing, but the campground is not ideal. Most sites are very unlevel and on grassy hills within a tall pine forest. The size of the sites makes most of them unsuitable for trailers/RVs, yet the unlevel terrain makes them unsuitable for tents as well. Also, the rangers did little to keep the noise down from other campers. While the bathroom had flush toilets and showers, there were far too few of them for the # of sites, and they were crowded and dirty as a result. I'd not camp here again, but will do a day visit.
10/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice state park campground with selection of wooded or grass lawn sites. All sites have electric. We had a rally on the grassy loop and it was an ideal location with lots of space. The flush toilet/shower buildings are insufficient for the # of sites, but they were clean. The reservation system in Illinois is ridiculous (all via snail mail). But the park itself is a gem. Lots of beautiful scenery and activities.
07/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stayed here due to a camping rally. The sites were shady and grassy with electric, and the townspeople were very nice and welcoming. Otherwise, the park itself was a dump. Restrooms were old, very cramped and borderline clean; the roads and motel were rundown and dumpy, and front desk staff surprisingly rude/cold. Would not be my first choice for camping in the area.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had to stay here 10 days when our tow vehicle broke down and was getting repaired in Jackson. Certainly there are a few modest improvements that could be made to the restrooms and site layouts, but the staff here were the best of any KOA I've ever stayed at. They made us feel at home, and our stay was very comfortable. Access to the Snake River was a great way to cool off in the afternoons (dog loved it!), and wi-fi access was excellent from the middle of the park at all times of the day or night. While the restrooms and showers were clean, they could have used some additional ventilation or air conditioning during this very hot month in Jackson. Some sites did seem rather cramped, but our's was fine. Price is higher, but only because Jackson real estate is so outrageously high and many parks have now sold out to developers. We would certainly stay here again. Very friendly, family-oriented park!
02/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Large park, but only appears to have one bathhouse, so quite a walk if you're at the ends of the park. Lots of trees and larger spread out sites. Close to the the interstate, but I didn't notice the noise too much due to privacy fencing. Good cable/wifi coverage. Didn't see much staff, but seemed fairly well run.
02/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
An older KOA but lots of wide-open space around the park and clean restrooms/showers. Decent wifi and cable. Nice owners. Funny feature is that there's a pack of wild jackrabbits that live near the pet walk area. My dog thought they were the weirdest looking "dogs" she'd ever seen hopping around and such! Even though the park is adjacent to the airport land, there is virtually no planes at night so it's quiet (but during the day, there can be an occasional military or commercial jet).
02/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Friendly staff, even drives to your site. Nice desert landscaping. A restroom/shower building was just across from my site. But, unfortunately, that's about all the positives I can come up with for this KOA. The restroom/shower building was unheated and dingy; wifi didn't work at all; and it was a bit on the noisy side with truck traffic from the highway. At least it was cheap!
02/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you like small, quiet, well-maintained parks, this place is for you. Nice staff, big sites, fantastic wifi and cable, super clean restrooms/showers, and only 1 block from a gorgeous beach and dunes. If the surf's up, you can even hear it from your campsite! While kids are permitted here, there's not much for them to do-- no pool or playground, and no planned activities like at bigger parks. But if you're looking for a quiet base camp for working and/or vacationing, this park can't be beat.
02/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
A very high-class property with upscale clubhouses and pool/spa. Nice off-leash pet areas. Very friendly and service-oriented staff. Only drawbacks are the basics: Wi-Fi was HORRIBLE. Could only get it while parked right outside the clubhouse, and even then, it was up and down a lot. Cable TV was also pretty stingy (only 20 channels). Price seemed a bit steep considering that, otherwise I would have rated the park a 10.
02/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Not sure why this park has gotten some bad reviews. I found it to be one of the better KOAs. There were privacy bushes between most sites, nice landscaping and activity areas, and good wifi and cable. Restrooms/showers were clean and well-maintained. Staff was courteous and competent. Not too far from the interstate, yet far enough not to hear any traffic noise. All and all, a nice place!
02/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wonderful owners-- very friendly and helpful. Very clean, well-maintained park. Good wifi and cable TV. Also, the town of Holbrook has lots of fun stuff to see with Rte. 66 attractions as well as Petrified Forest Natl Pk. Only slight drawback to this KOA is that it's on a hill overlooking the interstate, so noise might an issue if you don't have a well-insulated trailer (or if you want to sleep with windows open). It didn't bother me much, so I give this KOA a high rating!
09/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
A State Park campground with RV Park amenities! Every site I saw had concrete or wood deck dining pads as well as asphalt drives. Most sites are handicap accessible and have electric or full hookups. Many pull-thru sites. The shower/bath houses were newer and quite clean. They even had a large coin laundry room that had a sink for washing dishes as well as vending machines. The park is in arid foothills. There is a lower loop close to the boat launch that is rather open/exposed. The upper loop is on top of a foothill and has great views of the lake and San Juan Mtn range plus more short/squatty pine trees for a tad bit more privacy and wind protection. Great location to explore the northern portions of the San Juan scenic loop and not too far from Montrose if you need some city conveniences.
10/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautiful park with lots of trees and a gorgeous river. This park has it all. There's a "big RV" side with many pull-thru sites, as well as a more natural, rustic side nicer for pop-ups, truck campers, and tents (many with water & electric). Wi-fi worked at site, but sometimes got overloaded in the evening. Facilities are spotless and staff is exceptionally friendly and service-oriented. I'll be back!
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Park is on a beautiful section of shoreline of Lake Superior, bounded on the west by the gorgeous Little Pic river. Sites in the A section have nice views of Superior and are mostly for larger rigs. Electric sites in the other loops are mostly good, but some sites are small. Most have good privacy, though. The only drawback to this park is that the cross-country railway runs along the border of the park and train noise can be heard occasionally.
09/2004
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very large park on the western side of Door County peninsula. 4 main campgrounds offer a good variety of camping experiences, from smaller tent sites to large electric sites, and many in-between. Many are situated in the forest with good shade cover and privacy. The park itself is terrific for bike riding, hiking, and walking along the pebble beach. Conveniently located near Fish Creek where you can partake in the traditional Door County fish boil dinners at many of the local restaurants or browse the many interesting shops for nicknacks.
05/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice state park on a beautiful lake, conveniently located near all the Wisconsin Dells attractions. Close to the highway, but far enough away to not hear it from most sites. Camping is typical of Wisconsin state parks (sufficient amenities such as showers & electric, but leaning towards the rustic side). Many sites are located in a pine forest and some offer lake views. Good for most tent trailers and RVs, but some big rigs might have problems getting around some of the loops. The lake is fantastic for canoeing/kayaking-- especially into the canyoned arm just across from the boat landing. Rental boats are available at the concession stand. There's also a nice picnic area and beach.
10/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Wonderful park on top of high bluffs overlooking the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. Most of the Wisconsin Ridge sites have direct blufftop views of the river, however, many sites are small and require tight turns to get to so be careful with bigger rigs. The Homestead sites are at the edge of a forest overlooking prairie land. Sites here are usually larger and more private. While the campground facilities are in-line with other Wisconsin state parks (slightly towards the rustic side), the park itself offers lots to see and do, particularly a fantastic canoe route in the wetlands area along the Mississippi, as well as nice hiking and biking opportunities along the bluffs.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Terrific sandy beach campground on Lake Superior with fantastic sunsets! All sites are shaded by tall pine trees, but there is very little ground cover so minimal privacy between sites. While some sites might be accessible by bigger rigs, most are too small. Great facilities, including a new, modern visitor's center. Dogs are prohibited from the main beach in front of the campsites, but there is a nice section of sandy beach directly north of the campsites that allows dogs. If camping in a tent or tent trailer, traffic noise may be an issue as the Trans-Canada highway borders the east side of the campground.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
The loop with electric sites is fantastic -- most are very large sites with excellent privacy, and half are right on the shore of Marie Louise Lake. Very quiet at night with great skies for stargazing.
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