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12/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an awesome state park! I am so glad that we found this place! It IS unbelievable that it is only minutes away from Tucson. And yes, it was great to have an In-And-Out so near by, and a Wal-Mart too. Who could ask for more? I agree that we would have given this a 10 if they had sewers, but the views were spectacular and the hikes were great! The bathrooms and showers were the best I've ever been in, very immaculate! This is a gem and we would camp here again.
12/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
I agree with the other reviews here. This place is very nice and well kept. The staff was very friendly. I would have given this place a 10 if it wasn't all gravel, but we leveled fine. The indoor pool was great and they had lots of washers and dryers. The place was immaculate. We used their WiFi which was very fast, but we also tried our Verizon broadband card and had great reception. We would camp here again.
11/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
I don't understand any of the other reviews! This place is NOT a place you want to stay more than you have to! The people working here were nice and the facilities were clean and kept up, but that is about it! I feel so sorry for the people that reviewed this place and said that it was the nicest place that they have stayed in! The town is extremely small and everything closes up quite early and since it is a dry county, most restaurants close also on Sun. if they serve alcohol. The park is 90% full time residents, but is very quiet. It is quite windy here most of the time. There is a pecan orchard next to the park which is nice, but they were harvesting the nuts and it was quite noisy 2 of the days that we were here. We were here over Thanksgiving because our son was here in training, otherwise we would NOT recommend this place. But it is an OK place to stop for the night.
10/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
This place is a dump located right on the main road so it was very noisy. We were glad that we only stayed here one night. I wouldn't recommend this place. We will not be back.
10/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Even though the staff was very nice and helpful and the restrooms and showers were extremely clean...the place is a pit hole. It was quite noisy, too. We would not recommend this place.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This place is so beautiful! The sites are very spacious, but not very level. I would have given it a 10 but it didn't have full hook ups. There are a lot of places to hike and climb on rocks. The bathrooms and showers were clean. We had Verizon cell service only if you stood right near the main bathroom, otherwise we couldn't get it anywhere else in the park. This is a must to stay at if you are passing through. We will definitely be back.
10/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
We camped here on October 6, 2009 in our 35' motor home on site #5. The good points are that the staff was very friendly and helpful. The indoor pool and spa were very clean as was the laundry room. Their cable TV worked well. I got 4 bars on my Verizon cell and broadband for the computer. Now for the downside... The signage to get into the park was EXTREMELY poor!! There was a tiny little sign on a one way street and if you missed it as you would have to go a long way around because of all the one way streets in this town. They don't let you pick your own spot, and they put us in a site that had all of the seasonals (90% of the park) driving as fast as they could past us. Like one of the other reviews said, this is NO resort! The sites are extremely close together with only 5 ft. of grass between them and you can hear your neighbor sneeze from you window! This is one step up from a parking lot! If you decide to try this place DO NOT let them put you in sites #1 through #7. I guess that we would stay here again if we had to but it would not be our first choice.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We got satellite TV and Verizon cell and broadband for the computer. The sites are paved, level and very spacious. There is a huge playground for kids and plenty of trails for hiking/biking and the Missouri River is near to fish at. The only reason that we gave this a 7 is there were very few water spigots throughout the park to get water at and it would be nice if we could have seen the water from the campground. Only group camping had the sites near the water. It was very quiet and peaceful here, though with lots of shade trees. We enjoyed our stay here and would recommend this place. The only downfall was that there were A LOT of yellow jackets!
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We got satellite TV but had no Verizon cell or broadband for our computer. The comfort station was old but clean. As one of the other reviews stated, there was construction on the road inside the park and it was very dusty and they closed off some of it for 2 days, so check with the Visitor's Center first. The sites are very spacious and nicely paved and level. We also were greeted by 2 huge bison as we checked in! And the next morning we woke up to 8 more including 2 babies that were grazing all around our motor home which was quite cool. This is a great DRY camping spot. The only reason we gave it an 8 was there were very few water spigots to get water. We enjoyed this campground and would camp here again.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We camped here in mid September of 2009 in site #56. The sites are very spacious with many having nice shade and most level. We were able to get satellite TV, but not local. We got 3 bars on our Verizon cell and broadband for our computer. We agree that the water spigots were not working properly. This is a great place to camp and we would come back if in this area again.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camped here in mid September 2009 in site #4. It was the end of the season and it was so very quiet here. Most of the sites were level and very spacious with many shaded sites. There was water and 50 amps in the east loop with 30 amps in the west loop. We got local and satellite TV and had 2 bars on our Verizon cell and broadband card for the computer. We would have given this place a 10 if they would have sewers, otherwise this place is great!
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We camped here in our 35' motor home. The sites are spacious with many shaded areas, but most were not level. We stayed in #89 and got here right after it rained and sunk in the muddy clay which also stuck to our tires like glue and took quite awhile to get it off. We could get satellite and local TV and had 4 bars on our Verizon cell and broadband card for the computer. There are miles of hiking/biking trails along the Red River which was nice. The camping fee does not include the $5.00 entrance fee. This is a very quiet park which is surprising due to its location to the busy road nearby although we had a very loud train whistle awaken us at 5:30 one of the mornings. We would have given this place a higher score if they would pave and level the sites. We enjoyed this place and would recommend it.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The sites are spacious with nice shaded areas. We were in site #199 and leveled easily but we saw many that were not. We could not get satellite TV and only got 3 channels on local TV. We had 2 bars on our Verizon cell and broadband card for the computer. This is a very quiet park with lots of hiking/biking trails. This is where the Mississippi River begins and you can cross it on foot at the headwaters at Lake Itasca not too far from the campground. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. There is a fire observation tower with 154 steps to the top that had an awesome view of the park! Now on the down side... and why we gave it only a 7 was the showers/toilets were old but clean. And there are very few water spigots in the park and the ones that are there don't have a hose bib connection on them. There is only one dump station for all of the 285 sites and that could be a problem in busier times of the year or weekends. We DID enjoy our 3 days here and would recommend this place to everyone.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camped here in September of 2009 in site #10. This is a very nice Corp of Engineer park. The spaces are long and most very roomy with a very dense forest around the sites. There are a couple of hiking trails and a beach area by the lake. We had Verizon cell service, but no satellite TV or internet. The Corp allows you to take as much wood as you want from a pile that they provide for you for a fee of $5.00 a day. You just have to cut it up and they provide a saw. It was very quiet and we would recommend this place highly.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here in August of 2009. This is a city-owned campground. It was a surprise to see a town of only around 1,300 people have a campground so clean, nice and having full hook-ups. The sites were large, paved and level, but a bit close together. Some were shaded, others open with lots of grass. We were in spot #12 right on the river which was nice to listen to. We got satellite TV and Verizon cell service. The park is within walking distance of town but there is not much to do. We would highly recommend this park. The only reason that I gave it a 9 is because of the closeness of the spaces.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We camped here on a Thursday in Aug. 2009. On the positive side this place is very quiet with lots of shade and the sites are spaced nicely apart. There are a lot of trails to hike, too. On the negative side there is only 2 spots to get water and most sites were not level. It is also quite a distance to the lake. We could not get Verizon cell service or satellite TV.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were traveling the U.S. and camped here in August of 2009 from Sunday through Wednesday. We stayed in site # 40 as a first come first serve in the west loop. The sites are level, but quite close together. Unlike the other loop that had a lot of shade, we chose this loop with no shade so we could get satellite. When we tried to put water into the motor home we noticed that the water was pretty brown so we chose not to use it. The bathrooms and showers were clean. It was very quiet here during the day and night. We would probably stay here again if passing through this way.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We gave this park a low grade because there wasn't a fresh water hook up anywhere in the park except at the dump station... and it didn't have a threaded hose bib to connect to your motor home. Half of the sites aren't level but they are spacious with lots of trees. Also the trash is very far from the sites. The bathrooms were old and not too clean. The hosts were very nice and helpful, though. Even with a low rating we would stay here again going cross country.
06/2009
rating [ 1/10 ]
We camped here on a Monday. The gravel sites are not level and there isn't very much space between spots. They told us that the price to stay here was $37 for full hook-ups and then they tacked on more money for use of their pool, miniature golf, etc. and the total for one nite was $52. We think that is a definite rip-off! We didn't want to use any of their amenities. All we wanted was to have a place to clean out and sleep the night. The rest rooms were filthy with mud in the showers and on the floor in toilet area. There was a cable hook-up, but they said that they didn't offer it, which doesn't make any sense to me. The last campers that were in our spot left their trash bag on the picnic table and toilet paper on the ground by the sanitation clean out. I would never come back here or recommend this place to anyone.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground is beautiful! It was very quiet. The sites were level and very spacious. Shady, yet satellite accessible. 18 miles from Milwaukee and 7 miles from Racine. Not all sites have 50 amp and not all sites are water accessible. Dump station was easy to get to and use. We would definitely come back.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful place! We camped here 10 days in our 35' motor home traveling across the U.S. There were a lot of first come sites and most of them in this area had concrete pads. We were in site # 58 which was facing the river. It could get a bit windy at this end of the park, but the view made up for it. We were disappointed that there were only 2 shower houses in the whole park, but they were clean. Great place to view wildlife and we would definitely come back and stay if we were in the area again.
05/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here in May of 2009 during the week so it was quiet. We gave this a 5 because the spaces are too close together and while most of the pads were level, some were not. There were few fresh water fill up locations.
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