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07/2014
rating [ 2/10 ]
We just returned from our second stay here and we were really looking forward to it as it had been a few years since we were in the Mount Rushmore area. You must pay a mandatory $10 per day resort fee on top of the already expensive rates. This wouldn't have been as bad if we could get Wi-Fi. The park doesn't have Wi-Fi throughout; just a few hotspots and impossible to connect at these hotspots. My husband commented to the staff on this, and they really didn't care. Apparently it hasn't worked in years. The staff really wasn't helpful. In past KOAs, the staff has booked other KOAs for us when required. Here they wouldn't and due to lack of Wi-Fi or a phone (our cells wouldn't work in the area) we couldn't book ourselves. We eventually booked by going into town and getting in a Wi-Fi location. I found a lot of inconsiderate people. We were in a pull-through spot (no back in available) and people were using it as a through way many times throughout the day. We wouldn't have cared if if was children, but it was adults as well. We really didn't appreciate it. It isn't altogether the other campers fault. If the KOA took out a few sites and put in walkways people would have less further to walk and possibly could help eliminate some of the people cutting through sites. Walked past some sites and could smell weed. I believe this is illegal in South Dakota. Didn't see a lot of staff monitoring the park. Those are just a couple of things we were unhappy with. I should have been smart and read the reviews before booking this KOA but neglected to based on our excellent first visit. After a couple of days we tried to find another campground but being a popular tourist destination this was not possible. If we are in the area again, we will stay at the local competition that has Wi-Fi (found out when we tried to check in and could connect with my iPad) and no daily resort fees.
07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
After reading some negative reviews on this campground we were a little skeptical in going here. We made reservations because it looked like the best RV park in the area. Glad we did. We actually went here a day earlier than planned for our two night stay. The park was full but the owner put us in an overflow water/electric section, no complaints with it. We moved into our booked site early the next morning. The park is clean, well maintained with really nice owners who were quite helpful and informative, Everything looks newer including bathrooms, laundry, showers and pool. This park is not a resort but is a nice little park with a really convenient location to explore Cheyenne. It is located next to an interstate and trains go by but we were in our trailer most of the time we were there and weren't bothered by the noise. Sites are all level and a decent sized. The only thing I would like to see different in the sites is a fire pit as well as a little grass. Not a biggie though. They are all gravel with the exception of the tenting sites that were grassed and had a fire pit.
07/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at this campground passing through on our way to the Black Hills area. No major complaints with this park. Our site was large and level. Staff doesn't work there on the weekend so after reserving our campsite over the phone, we were told our name would be marked on the board with our site number. Check in was simple enough. Our only complaint is when I reserved with a credit card hold I was told our card would not be charged and to put the money in an envelope and leave at the office. Simple enough, but noticed a couple of days ago our card was also charged. I feel if staff had been working this type of situation wouldn't have occurred. We just arrived home from holidays so I am going to phone and have this problem fixed.
06/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this FAMCAMP. It's in a beautiful setting on the USAFA grounds. The staff was quite nice; allowing us to check in early, they drove around monitoring things from time to time. Our site was quite spacious. Literally about 3 times as large as any KOA we stayed. We stayed in a back in site with quite a few trees for privacy. Fire pits don't come standard on sites; but there are a limited number of fire pits available to rent for $10. Only stipulation is you must clean them, not a big deal. We would stay here again.
05/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
We enjoyed our stay at this KOA. The staff was friendly. We had a nice terraced pull-through site with a view of the surrounding mountains. The campground was well maintained although a little on the worn side; could do with a little updating and polishing. We really liked it's proximity to town and would not hesitate to stay here again.
07/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
This resort has a great location, right along the Colorado River and convenient to town, looks tired and a little worn though. From a resort point of view, it has rafting and zip lining, deluxe and basic cabins as well as RV and tent sites. We stayed in our 26 ft travel trailer at one of the riverfront sites. The first thing I noticed in our site on arrival was an old shower sandal that looked like it was sitting there for awhile. These sites are quite narrow with our awning almost touching the trailer next to us. The sites are also really short. We managed to fit but ideally I would think 20 ft or less would be better. The riverfront sites offer water/electric but no sewer, not a biggie for a couple of days. There are sites up the hill that are full service and accompany larger RVs. I would stay in one of those next time, just because of size. Unfortunately the full service non river sites don't have a fire pit. Our site did but I was a little concerned the smoke from our fire would go in the neighbor's trailer due to how small the sites are. As for maintenance the park isn't horrible but looks like it could be a little better maintained. Bathrooms are cleaned three times a day but those nearer the river sites appear to be in need of an upgrade and more thorough cleaning staff. They just don't look or smell clean. I noticed the other set of bathrooms that have the laundry and internet cafe are much nicer. The thing we really didn't like though was when we reserved we had to pay for our entire stay; most places we stay just ask for first night's deposit. In addition to full payment, refunds aren't given if you cancel or check out early. Like most places around here the price is fairly expensive but that's too be expected in a tourist area. For the price I was expecting a little more polished.
07/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at this KOA due to it's proximity to Devils Tower. Literally right next to the gate. You can see Devils Tower Monument from most of the sites. The hosts(I think owners) were quite helpful and you could see they are proud of their business, we stayed in site 57, a back in water/electric site at the end of the row. It was extremely clean, grassy and much larger than typical KOA campground sites. Wifi could have been better but considering location it was adequate. The campground shows Third Encounters of the Third Kind nightly on the patio, we didn't go see it as we had a copy in our trailer. There were no fire pits on individual sites, but a nice community ring. We will definitely go back again if in the area. I highly recommend this KOA. Really a beautiful campground, you can even see it briefly in the Close Encounters movie.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Overall not a bad campground. We stayed in a deluxe site which I strongly recommend unless you want to be in an open area with small children and dogs running everywhere. We stayed in deluxe site number 3. It was nice, although a little tight for getting out of when there were campers in the site next to us. A lot of the people in this campground are locals with seasonal sites. We were here for two nights while waiting for our house to close. Restrooms/showers were clean, the staff was helpful and friendly. I would give this resort a higher rating if we didn't have to watch out for unattended children and dogs as much when we were leaving the park each time to run into town for errands.
07/2011
rating [ 1/10 ]
We stayed in this resort after a 7 day trek from Winnipeg Manitoba that covered 11 states so we were fortunate enough to have stayed in some pretty nice places along the way. This was not one of them. Check in - Disorganized. The old owner had just sold this resort to a new person who was working there on our check in. A couple of weeks prior to arriving I tried to make reservations on the 1-800 number but the young woman said the owner has to get back and confirm. That seemed a little strange. He didn't get back to me and wasn't sure on price to charge even when we got to the park. Site - Located in the lower area of the park (picture two tiered) near the highway. Because it was in the lower level, cell reception was completely non-existent. I climbed up the hill and used a picnic table that had a rotting banana on it. Restrooms/Showers - Filthy, in desperate need of a makeover. My 13 yr old son took a shower and came back commenting on beetles climbing up through the drain. This is a resort that was recently sold and has a water park that is quite busy used primarily by locals from what it looked like. The water park is in addition to the cost of a site. I would not camp here again and think the owners should really take some hints from comparable sized parks a couple of hours away in Maine.
07/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is one of the best campground we've ever stayed in as a family who camps frequently throughout the US & Canada. We had a deluxe patio site (number 61) backing onto the river. The campground had a nice little dog run our miniature schnauzer loved. It was located right across from the Diamond Mines, we didn't go too but it looked interesting. The park had lots of staff and it really showed with the upkeep of the park right down to firepits being cleaned out when people left, we saw this and were impressed. Nothing really to say other than if you want a nice relaxing holiday in a well maintained RV resort in Central NY this is the place to come, we loved it and plan on going back.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a beautiful treed campground handy to to Old Orchard Beach and surrounding area attractions. We like to go antique hunting and this area is full of great treasures. The campground itself does have a shuttle service to Old Orchard Beach for a cost of $2 a person. We enjoyed our stay here. The only complaint we have is that the area we stayed seemed to be an addition to the original campground and going up to laundry was really annoying as it was through a gated area with keys only given to those staying in that part of the park. That being said though we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a nice clean KOA with friendly staff and clean restrooms/showers. If you are staying in this park be sure and take in the pancake breakfasts. The pancakes are massive and delicious.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this campground due to it's proximity to Shipshewana. We were pleasantly surprised to see that Middlebury is a less visited but neat little town with the same type of shops. This campground like most KOA's we've stayed at was clean. Our only real complaint was lack of trees, for privacy we could have saved our money and stayed at a Wal-Mart. Staff was nice and extremely helpful, restrooms/showers were clean, but the campground really lacked privacy. At least the site we had (site 26).
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Beautiful campground at a reasonable price with close proximity to all the Dells has to offer. We stayed in a pull through site right across from the office and pool area. Restrooms/showers extremely clean as the resort had lots of staff. I would give this campground a 10 except that right across the secondary road leading into the KOA is a busy rail line. It was a little annoying but again we visited Wisconsin Dells for the attractions in town, not at the KOA.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice little park quite handy to the Albertville outlets. We stayed here for one night traveling from Manitoba to Nova Scotia. The staff was quite friendly, enthusiastic, and helpful who were genuinely concerned that we had all to make our stay comfortable. We stayed in a nice pull through site that was handy to pool and showers/restrooms. The only negative were directions not clear from interstate.
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