This is a very nice & busy campground. They do not offer discounts so I'm not sure why all the other reviews were so much less than what we paid: higher is August? One complaint is the nightly fireworks, since we travel with an older dog. They are usually from about 8pm to about 11pm, but Friday night went until 1am. Lots of young people on skateboards, bikes, etc., and driving the golf carts which do not adhere to the posted speed limits, and no one seems to care.
We just tried to make a reservation on KOA's website for this park. We were directed to a phone number. When they answered they said they are no longer a KOA park. We were told the rates were the same, the people were the same, etc., but they haven't been for 1 month & 3 weeks. The rate reflects a 10% KOA discount, which they honored.
This is a very clean park with well maintained grounds & exemplary service. When we arrived at 3 in the afternoon, it was hot & humid. We were only here for the night so we remained hooked up to the truck. After we got set up, we discovered that we had no power. We checked and rechecked the circuits & found them to be in working order. We went to the office to ask for information for an electrician. The owner came over to our camp and after double-checking everything, he discovered that it was our plug. He called the Ace Hardware in York to make sure they had a plug & even provided transportation to go pick it up so that we would not have to unhook our tow vehicle! Then he even installed the plug himself and wouldn't accept any payment for all his trouble. We would definitely stay here again!
I agree that this is probably one of the nicest parks we've stay in, and we have been full-timing for 2 years now. I don't know why the other 2 reviews said there was no Wi-Fi or cable TV because we have both, at no extra cost. The sites are plenty wide and long enough for our rig: 34' with 3 slides. We would definitely recommend this to others.
We are currently at this campground. The cable TV brings a "snowy" reception. Neighbors say they are having the same problem. Went to the office and they came down and plugged a 8" TV directly into the cable hookup and still had snow, but they thought it was ok. Also the Wi-Fi is very slow and I have been booted out 3 times in 2 hours! This is what we refer to as a sand & gravel parking lot with hookups. Will not stay here again!
This rate is based on the weekly rate of $250. The only downside to this resort is that the one-way streets are too narrow to swing wide enough to get onto the too narrow concrete pad without going off the pavement into the dirt. The site itself is level and wide enough for our 30' rig (3 slides). However, to get to our tow vehicle, we must step in the flower bed, which is watered every morning, therefore causing mud! On large motorhomes the door actually opens to the flowerbed, not the small patio. The bathrooms and laundry are about as clean as we've seen anywhere. Also, you can get a free newspaper (Stockton Record) and a free cup of coffee every morning at the office, a nice touch!
I read the reviews that were posted with a rating of 8 and 9, and based on what they had to say, I don't understand how they gave it such a high rating. Yes, it has Wi-Fi, but the camp host told us that it is not available in some sites. We were able to use it, but it was slow and usually our own air card was better. There are only 2 things that make this "campground" better than the others in Monterey; the first and most obvious is the price. Our price of $36. included a 10% senior discount (the regular rate being $40., while the other parks are charging $65-$70 per night). The second thing is the close proximity to the things we wanted to see in Monterey. Basically it is just an asphalt parking lot with hookups, albeit they are on the wrong side of the rig for half of the sites because they are shared. The sites are narrow as well. Yes, we can hear the planes, and yes, they are loud. However, they are not as frequent as some parks we have been in. Getting into the RV section of the fairgrounds is awkward because the camp host is not clearly mark, and if fact the sign that designates the camp host was laying down when we got here. Look for the camp host at the beginning of the RV parking, not in a building office. Also, the camp host has a large dog that is not always on a leash. He is a friendly puppy, but that doesn't make me feel any more comfortable when he comes running up to me, as I have physical limitations.
Gravel sites are pretty short, and pretty narrow. Free cable works fine; wi-fi doesn't work at all. The person in the office said they "are working on it", but we were here 2 days and no luck so far. Convenient to Tombstone and other tourist sites. Had to complain about unleashed dog yesterday, which is still unleashed this morning.
This park is very clean & very well maintained. Owners are on-site. They are very friendly & helpful. The only thing lacking at this site is no cable & no pool. With that they would definitely be a 10!
We stayed for 2 days & even had a local tire company (Neece Tires) come out and change a tire on the trailer for a fee, of course. The roads are a little narrow, but they caution you to "turn wide" at the curves. The restrooms & laundry are clean; the sites are gravel with some grass between sites. Free wi-fi (excllent), free cable; pool and lots of shade. I can't think of anything else we would need. They do allow pets, but we couldn't put the dog cage up outside the trailer.
We found out about this park from this website. I am surprised that no one has reviewed it since 2006. It is very clean. Sites are gravel and concrete with grassy patch and trees at each site. All sites face the water, with a golf course beyond it. We heard occasional trains, but not close enough to be a problem. The owner is very accommodating. We stayed here for 3 days, and will stay here again when in the area.
I don't know that we've stayed in a worse park. It is filthy, and it still has full timers with stuff laying all around their rigs, and clotheslines, although the rules say this is not allowed. Some of these rigs have not been moved for a very long time. The entrance to the office is way back from the where you actually drive in, and is strewn with litter. Although the staff was accommodating, they don't seem to want to be bothered enforcing the rules. There are also pets roaming freely without leashes, mostly cats. Some of the grassy areas between the rigs are green, but not trimmed, others are dried weeds. Also, it is right next to noisy Hwy, and yes, you can hear the noise. If you want to start a business, the Denver area really, really needs a clean RV park. We will not stay here again.
What do you look for in a camp? This had level gravel sites, with grass on the side. Heated pool, play area, free wi-fi, cable TV and activities each night. There was an ice-cream social the night we stayed here. The only downside was that cable cost extra ($1. per night), and it was a little pricier than we have been paying. It used to be we looked for KOA's because they had all of the essentials for a reasonable price. While they still have all of the essentials, they have become pricier, and we don't stay in them as often.
Huge park, that is adding another 45 full hookups. Gravel sites with a tree at most sites. Large grassy area for tents. Also has a beer garden that is set up during large events, such as the Sturgis Motorcycle rally in August. Close to freeways, so some noise exists, but not bad, and ebbs further back in the park. The advantage, is that you are 10 miles from Deadwood on one of the highways, and another goes to Spearfish, another to Rapid City, etc. When the wind comes up, there is nothing to block it, so it shakes the 5th pretty good. Had some trouble with wi-fi for a couple of days, but they got it fixed, and made their office site available during the down time. Folks are very friendly, and very accommodating. Our stay is for 6 days, and we would definitely return.
The scenery is beautiful. However, their Wi-Fi service was not working, and some sites were muddy. We opted not to stay at all because their site & Passport America's site both say that they don't honor PA during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which is the first week of Aug. They told us that they don't honor the month of July either...which is not stated on anything published. When we told them what was on the site, they said they were under new management and not happy with how PA was being handled. We went back to Sturgis to the Day's End RV park, which had Wi-Fi and cable and was $23. per night with Good Sam.
Looks better after you get past the entry. Folks are very friendly, and very helpful. Nice lawn area for tents; play area for children. Fills up nearly every night, but spaces are pretty close together. We have a slide-out, as does our neighbor, and there is only about 4 ft between us. On the other side, we don't have a slide, but the rig parked there is also only about 4-5 ft away. If we had our awning out, we would have had to lower it. Sites are gravel and nearly level. Gets pretty windy here at night, so you don't see a lot of awnings out anyway. Small laundry (2 washers, 2 dryers) is immaculate, as are the women's bathrooms. Price is obviously the main attraction.
Nice grassy areas, with sites on gravel. Wi-Fi was free and very good. However, TV was very bad, and our phone service (AT&T) would not work here either. A small park, but very friendly folks. There is no store, pool or play area. There is a laundry and the PSA rate was $17.00. Nice overnight stay, but not much to do for 2 days, especially in the rain.
Pricy, but the view is beautiful. It is quiet, and peaceful, but it is only about 1/3 filled. Nice grassy sites, but no pool or other family-friendly facilities. Wi-fi is excellent, cable TV is advertised, but not available yet. If you don't have a satellite dish, you only get 1 or 2 channels, and they sometimes are not clear and/or have occasional static.
Sites are very close..if we & the rig next to us both had awnings out, we would be touching. "Grassy" area between sites is dry. BBQ & site picnic table are very dirty...would not use. Will not return if we can help it.
We have been RVing for about 15 yrs, full time since June 1, 2008. This park is one of the cleanest we have every been in. It is so clean, that we thought the washers & dryers were new (they are 5 yrs old), and the washers are only $1.25 per load...we've paid as much as $2.50 per load. There are shade trees, but they are still young, and don't provide much shade yet. The grounds are well maintained, and the road leading into the park is beautifully landscaped. The hosts are very friendly and very helpful. They have a large room in the office that has books, TV, tables for people to visit. On Sat mornings, they have a get-together to visit, have coffee, chit-chat, etc. A great idea for meeting other campers. We will be back when we are in the area, and will definitely recommend it to others.