We had a lovely site right on the Small Boat Harbor's fairway. Our first night was fine. But, as the park filled up we had problems with the electric service. Our voltmeter indicated low voltage (< 105v) with no load. When we tried to run anything (microwave, etc.) our EMS would trip off due to low voltage even though our load was significantly less than 30 amperes. Nearby rigs also experienced electric problems. When we called the owner's attention to the problem, he shrugged his shoulders and said there was nothing he could do. We had signed up for a week but left after three nights. To their credit, the owners did refund the four day's rent.
We opted for an electric & water site and were assigned a barely level dirt site with 30-amps of power. Whoever installed the plug did so upside down so we struggled to get it plugged in (always carry a supply of bungee cords). Once connected the voltage was 109 with no load. When we mentioned it to the attendant he shrugged his shoulders and smiled. The roads were a quagmire with mud everywhere (there wasn't that much rain). Vehicles were double parked everywhere which made it an obstacle course to move through the park. Not someplace we'll put on our "visit again" list.
We saw this park listed in Passport America and tried to call them before going. No answer! We decided to give it a try anyway, and it is definitely NOT a "big rig friendly" park. We managed to squeeze our 40' motorhome and tow car through the very narrow, rock- & tree-bordered roads. We did not see any site that would accommodate our rig. We found the exit and went elsewhere.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The ladies that run the park couldn't be nicer. The roads were all torn up when we visited and they were so apologetic (as though it was their fault). We'll definitely stay here again.
We gave this a "1" rating only because "0" is not an option. Without a doubt, one of the most disappointing campground experiences we've had in years. This is in no way "big rig friendly". We had to disconnect our car in order to get our 40' motorhome around the tight corners. Our site was not even close to level and required a veritable lumber yard to safely level our rig. The park is a destination with many weekending families. Unsupervised kids are everywhere, even driving golf carts and all sorts of other conveyances with little regard to pedestrian safety. During the weekdays they run a day camp so there is little respite from the noise. Positives? The owner personally replaced our faulty 30-amp circuit breaker. The laundry is fine. This is a "we'll never stay here again" park for us.
We spent five nights here and it was one of the most enjoyable stays in quite a while. The staff was very friendly and couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome and see that we were "happy campers". It has very strict rules for children, and no pool or playground. As a result, it was very quiet and peaceful. We'll definitely stay here again anytime we're in the area.
Friendly folks, but the park is not very suited for larger RVs. The single road in & out is one lane wide, which is a problem if two RVs meet. The turn around the office is pretty tight. Sites are not very level, many rigs had wheels off the ground to level. Very heavy shade in many areas, hence no satellite TV. No cable is available. Dogs running loose and excessive barking. Overpriced for what you get, but that's what happens when its the only game in town. They did offer "pay for six and get seventh night free". But guess what? Somehow that seventh night is booked.
We'd stayed here several years ago and have positive memories. This time we stayed three nights, two of which were weekend. There are a large number of "weekenders" that leave their trailers and occupy them only on weekends. They bring lots of noise and smoky campfires. We've never stayed anyplace with as many noisy (smelly) golf carts. Dogs are running loose and it is total havoc. We'll stay here again, but never on a weekend!
We visited here on the Passport America rate (first nite). The roads in and throughout the park were more than adequate with plenty of room to maneuver our 40' class A. The spaces are huge, and the park was almost empty. The staff was friendly and helpful. We felt quite welcome. Only fifteen minutes to Mystic and Mystic Seaport. We'd stay here again when in the area
Our first visit to this park and we were shocked at what we (didn't) get for the extraordinary price we paid for our stay. Basic hookups in a too tight space. Cable? Extra $$$s! Wi-Fi? Extra $$$s! Kids were totally out of control and no enforcement of basic camping etiquette. A Wal-Mart boondocking is more peaceful. It was convenient to the park, but little else positive to say about it.
We had the same experience with Passport America reservations as did previous reviewers. We called in and clearly identified ourselves as PA members and were told there was space. When we arrived the clerk denied we identified ourselves as PA members and offered the FMCA rate. We told him we'd go elsewhere and he gave us a "PA rate" ($4/night more than PA directory stated) at cash only (no checks). Spaces are fairly tight, but no problem with 40' class A and tow. Scenery is spectacular, and the proximity to the Grand Canyon is unbeatable. We'll stay here again provided if get an understanding of PA rates when making reservations.
This is a very comfortable place to stay overnight (as we did) or longer (as we plan to do). The workcamping staff were very friendly and helpful. The laundry is very convenient (and not overly expensive, $1 wash/$1 dry). Our site (#P5) was level and an easy drive through for our 40' class A and towed car.
There are the campgrounds you spend time in and those you use while traveling. This is the second type, an overnight stop. Given that it is a fine place to stay, albeit a bit pricey for an overnight spot. We didn't find the road too bad, just took it slow in our 40' class A. Our site (near the propane) was quite level. Yes, the trains are very noisy, but earplugs solved that issue. Directions are a bit confusing, and our GPS didn't recognize the address. The coordinates are N37 deg, 05.000'; W100 deg, 50.021'. We'd probably stay here again if passing thru at the end of the day. Staff was very helpful.
This is an urban park and was very convenient for us to visit family in Overland Park. Also very convenient to major shopping (Costco, etc.) This site is quite cramped, but we had no problems with our 40' Class A motorhome. Our site had 30 ampere service, but others have 50 amperes. Laundry is spotless with large washers ($1.25) & dryers ($0.75). Owners are available and just as nice as can be. We enjoyed talking with them. The park was full of repeat customers, so they must be doing things right. Our only big negative is the trains. Although the tracks are 3/4 mile away, the constant crossing whistles day & night will keep you awake. Earplugs are recommended. Overall, if you need a place near Kansas City this is a good bet.
This is a very convenient and easy to access location at the SE corner of the Hwys 194 & 2 intersection. Pull-through sites are gravel and fairly level and graded (we stayed during a heavy rainstorm). Friendly hosts, but many yippy dogs around. Our site had good satellite reception along with excellent Verizon Broadband & AT&T cellular telephone reception. The only major drawback was the proximity to a major rail line with frequent trains. Some highway noise, but nothing compared with the trains.
We've stayed here twice in the past month, and will stay again next time we're in the area. This is just what the traveling RVer needs, a place to park with electric and water (sewer available if needed, or use the park's dump site). We paid $14.50 (Passport America), and didn't have to pay for pools, spas, playgrounds, and etc. that we neither need nor want. The laundry was spotless and very reasonable ($1 wash, $0.50 dry). We wish there were more basic no frills parks like this.
The views are spectacular. Broadband, satellite, & cellular telephone reception was excellent. We have a 40' Class A with a tow car and did not find the access at all a problem (we rate it 6 on a scale of 1-10 for difficulty [10 most difficult]). The recommended exit #14 was closed so we had to access it from exit #16 on secondary road with a few narrow bridges. It was no big problem. It is very quiet and friendly. We'll stay here again when in the area.