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02/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
We like this park so much that after a month here we decided to trade the motorhome for a fifth wheel and stay with them long-term: live at the park for 4 months and store it on-site for 8; all at a very reasonable price (Monthly rate Jan thru Mar). Treasure Coast RV Resort has it all. Newly designed for today’s RVs’ needs: great 50 amp, water, sewer and cable hook ups in modern, lighted pedestals at large, level concrete pads with picnic tables, a nice heated pool, recently replaced laundry machines, immaculate bath house and weekly organized events. Landscaping is beautiful and well-tended with palm trees throughout, but not enough to interfere with your satellite receiver (which really isn’t needed because of the excellent cable service.) The WiFi, as with all parks, is weak and slow in places, so we invested in a mobile hot spot and never looked back. Alternatively, there’s good WiFi access for your laptop at the office or you can use the computer set up there for guests. Although convenient to the Turnpike and I-95, traffic noise is not an issue, and the park actually borders on farm land to the north. The staff folks are the best ever: super friendly, competent and very willing to help. Great mail system, free coffee available all day and lots of local information organized in binders at the office. Fort Pierce’s historic district is quaint with a big craft & farmers’ market on Saturdays, an active live theater and many events throughout the month. The shopping, beaches and entertainment venues of Vero Beach, Port St Lucie and Stuart are all within a half hour; West Palm Beach is an hour south, while Daytona and Orlando are two hours away. I’ve written 108 other reviews over the years, and this is my last: we’ve found our destination. Thanks to the site facilitator and to everyone on-line for their very helpful reviews; happy travels to all.
12/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Agree with all previous highly rated reviews: this is a wondrous park, with more high-end setups than I’ve ever seen in one place. All services and amenities are top-notch, functional and immaculate with one exception: the Tengo internet is, as always, abysmal. Not the park’s fault: they restrict users to two devices each and they’ve installed several access points - I received eight - each reported fair to good signal strength with an initial speed of 24Mbs until connected, then down to 1Mbs. Tengo simply isn’t up to today’s bandwidth challenge. Fortunately it costs nothing and as usual one gets what one pays for. I highly recommend you avoid the aggravation by buying your own WIFI hotspot: money well invested. Super friendly and helpful staff, very effective bi-weekly insect control and a great library and heated pool. Daily pool exercises, pickle ball every second day, weekly Harley rides and one special event (New Year’s Eve Party) organized for December, with most other activities resuming in January. For a park of this quality, we would have expected and appreciated gym facilities. The park was about 40 percent full in early Dec, 80 percent in late Dec and the office says it’ll be totally full in the New Year, so early reservations are recommended. With what the park and the area have to offer, we’ll be back.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Just an update for 2012. Park remains a beautiful, well-run, full-feature facility. Lots of activities, an easy bike ride to the St Jacobs market. Excellent Wi-Fi on our site close to the rec hall and it looks like phone service is available there as well. Good TV reception on several channels. Pool was most welcome in 33 degree weather. Will definitely stay here again when visiting the quaint St Jacobs/Elora/Elmira/Fergus quadrangle.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
An update for 2012: nice park, primarily a seasonal situation, an easy bike ride to Leamington and Pelee Is ferry. Friendly staff and residents. Sewer pipe was broken but useable at our site. Two unheated pools weren't open in mid-June, nor was the rec hall. The heated indoor pool is a 3-ft deep kiddie thing within the closed rec hall. Couldn't find showers or a bathroom unlocked during our stay. All this should be corrected in July. If you park near the rec hall the Wi-Fi is free but very weak and slow. A stronger Wi-Fi is available at a price, but we didn't try it.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
A great park which would've rated a '10' if they had a pool. Super location, CATV, WIFI, and check-in people. Beyond doubt the very best community-run facility we've ever encountered. Given the beauty of the finger lakes region, our enthusiasm for NY wine and the quality of this park, we'll be back.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Agree with the previous positive comments and would add the following: there appears to be only about 10 overnight full-hookup sites; the others are 2-way or tent sites. The washrooms/showers/laundry facilities are MAGNIFICENT! New, quality materials (tile floors & walls), professionally installed and scrupulously clean. Brand new and reasonably priced washers and dryers. Showers are coin-activated, but they don’t say how much time you get per loonie. The only reasons I can’t rate it a 10 are: no CATV and maddeningly weak and slow WI-FI - ‘very weak’ reception and 1 Mbs despite being right under the access point - for $ 3 per day (calendar day, not 24 hours.) Unfortunately the on-line reservation page hasn’t worked for months, despite an advertised fix date of end-May. The pool was medium-size, immaculate and solar-panel heated to 80 degrees with nice shade canopy options. The staff are super friendly and very hard working folks. I wish they would expand their facilities so that more weekend sites could be available. We’ll return for a few days whenever there’s a vacancy.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Number of sites includes two cottages that we saw; rate was for full hookup; Good Sam discount available. Several tent sites available and three park models are currently for sale. Beautifully maintained family-owned park with level, gravel sites on the north shore of Wellers Bay. Lots of water activities including boat launching, fishing, canoe and paddle boat rentals. A short paddle to an amazing sand beach. Nice clubhouse with a pot luck and a wine and cheese available when we were there. Electricity averaged 110 volts but went as low as 108 and as high as 120. WI-FI averaged 1.0 Mbs. The pool is heated by solar panels, so should be great in the summer. Although fire wood is available, there's no store, so arrive supplied. Super friendly owners and guests. This place is very popular and was filled on the May long weekend: reserve well in advance during the summer months. Highly recommended; we'll be back if there's a vacancy.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Overwhelmingly a seasonal park, which seems to be given over to people who use it as a cottage area. Nevertheless, the owners were kind enough to rent us a seasonal site for a long weekend at short notice once they learned we didn't have kids with us. Couldn't quite understand that, inasmuch as the folks across the road had three teenagers, but never mind, they were very well behaved. Very nicely kept seasonal sites. Arrive with videos, as the on-air TV is dreadful (unless you like hunting, fishing and cartoon programs) and there is no WiFi. Pool looked good, as did the restrooms, but didn't try any of them. All told, it would have rated a higher assessment if they had invested in CATV and WiFi, or at least a high-speed terminal in the office.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Agree with the previous positive comments. I would have given it a 10 if there'd been CATV and a pool. WiFi generally good, but maddeningly slow at times. The owner was a super lady; because the overnighters don't get a sewer hookup, she cheerfully carted down a honey wagon. Lots of stuff to do here (but bring videos as the TV reception is very limited) and in the beautiful Rideau valley. Really nice to wake up right next to the lake, listening to the waves. We'll be back for a week next time, and we highly recommend this park to all.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Primarily a seasonal situation, with most guests living in Cobourg and using it as a cottage. In mid-week July there were only 3 sites available and they gave us a 'larger one.' Packed in like sardines with barely enough room to deploy the awnings; however, most sites were well maintained with very little junk. Beautiful beach! Do NOT come here for peace and quiet: there's a loud diesel unit that combs the beach from 6:00 until 7:00 am, some construction vehicles with loud backup beepers from 7:00 until noon and lawn cutting for a few hours each day. Nightly trains close by, but at least they don't use their horns. The rate shown (plus tax) was for a 3-way hookup, no cable and add an extra $10 a day for WIFI (in this day and age when it's free in most CGs, coffee houses and airports.) Didn't try it, can't comment on quality. All that said, it's within walking distance to a pretty village with lots of nifty shops. A good destination for a few nights.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate was for a full hook-up, non waterfront. This park seems to be primarily a seasonal situation, and I’m not sure why: there’s lots to see and do in the area for a weekend. The residents and particularly the owners are very friendly. A really upscale playground for the kids and a sandy beach on a shallow (therefore, warm) small lake. We thought the park rather spartan at first, but upon walking around, found a nice variety of sites, including a fully serviced group area. Arrive prepared with food and videos: although they advertise a variety store within walking distance, we didn’t notice it. Of the four TV channels received on the amplified antenna, one dealt with fishing for three hours and the other three were cartoons each morning. The Wi-Fi, although competent, required a hike up a 45 degree hill to the office to receive it. Never mind, we don’t have a dog so we walk the laptop. They plan to upgrade the coverage with a pay-as-you- go system in future. The men’s room was clean (albeit older) and freshened with disinfectant, but the ladies’ didn’t rate quite so highly. Altogether a nice place to stay while exploring the shops and galleries of Bancroft.
06/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
A nice enough park, but $ 48 for an off-level site with no CATV, the pool closed for renovations and an extra $10.50 per day for WiFi? In this day and age when WiFi is provided free in most campgrounds, airports and coffee houses? Nice folks who charge about twice what it's worth.
04/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Just an update for 2010. Agree with all previous observations and would add only that the side by side hook-ups in area N required extra time, effort and extensions. Our gravel site was quite level. Sewer hook-up wouldn’t accept my standard donut, but worked well without it. Super WiFi, and no requirement for CATV: the boosted antenna received 30 stations, mostly digital. Nothing much going on during the off-season; maybe there's more when the permanents return. Would revisit if in the area again.
04/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Just an update for 2010. Don’t come here looking for excitement; the setting is pastoral. As it should be, really, you’re in the middle of a pasture! Our site was treed, grassy and totally level; however, others seemed to be pretty slanted. Never mind, they don’t assign a site, so you can park wherever you feel it’s suitable. Didn’t use the restrooms/showers, so can’t judge them. The RV sales and service is manned by a couple of good ole boys who really make you feel welcome. Be aware that there are no sewer hook-ups in the transient area, but two or three unoccupied sewer sites near the office, so you can dump there on departure. Side by side hook-ups required an extension to our hose. We didn’t notice the lack of CATV because the boosted antenna pulled in about 20 digital stations. The owners bemoaned WiFi problems, but we found fast, free service, which I used quite a bit. Their dealership is great: lots of stuff in the store/parts dep’t and quite a few rigs for sale and available for inspection. Altogether a super place to take a day off, and highly recommended to all.
04/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wow! In nine years of travelling I've never given a 10 to a KOA. Price includes tax and KOA discount. All previous positive remarks remain valid: excellent park and facilities, very nicely maintained, great, hard-working staff and totally modern and immaculate rest rooms, laundry and showers. A slightly off-level site was easily compensated for. A fifteen-minute drive to Kentucky's artisan centre at Berea. We'll be back.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very nice CG; excellent value. Superbly stocked store, very friendly staff, pool heated to 85 degrees in March! The only criticism was our unlevel gravel site, which couldn't be corrected with our ramps. Doors have to be held open and the refer heated up by 6 degrees; hopefully no damage will be done.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
A very pretty park, with 300-year old oaks draped with Spanish moss. As there are only three parks in Tallahassee, we were fortunate to be accommodated at all; however, I’ve never in 10 years of travelling seen such crowding! We and our neighbour barely got our slides out. I guess that’s why they don’t have picnic tables: no room! Add that to the lack of a pool and a Wi-Fi that’s often glacially slow and I rate the park as average, although it has the potential to be great. There's a clean, functional laundry room and lots of work being put into the gardens. Super friendly staff and guests, and a good location only 3 miles north of town. Didn’t notice any organized activities.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park has it all except for free Wi-Fi, which is the only reason I couldn’t rate it a 10. You’re allowed 2 hours free access each 24 hours, after which, if you need more time, you have to pay the ridiculous price of $4 an hour, $8 a day or $25 a month. This in a day and age when most parks, shopping centres and airports provide it free of charge. Apart from that major annoyance, it’s one of the better parks we’ve visited. Beautiful huge oak trees draped with Spanish moss, a truly warm pool, immaculate grounds, nicely maintained RVs and park models. Helpful, friendly staff, a part-time snack bar, reasonably stocked store, (beer, no wine) lots of activities and a par-three golf course that unfortunately was much too busy for us to try during either of our 2-day stay. Putting green and driving range was fun, though. CATV provided 12 strong channels. As previously stated, a bit out of the way for shopping, but we’ll keep an eye on it and return once the Wi-Fi issue is solved.
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Agree with all the previous positive comments: a super park, well maintained with lots of activities. HOWEVER, if you can, choose your site before you hook up. Ours was so off-level that even with our ramps, we were uncomfortably nose low. The ramps on the front had the effect of lowering our sewage valve well below the site sewage inlet, which was 6 inches above ground level. This made a proper dump out a very tedious, actually impossible thing. Thought about dumping out on departure, but the dump-out station is locked, requiring an appointment at the office to have it opened. Tried that, but because there was a wedding going on, the desk was manned (personed?) by a couple who didn’t even know that the dump-out station existed. Bring your electrical adapters: our site had 20 and 50 amp sockets only. Wi-Fi was dependable and we didn’t notice the lack of CATV, inasmuch as we received 16 digital HD channels on the amplified antenna. The only other negative thing is their trash pick-up policy: get it out at 0800 or keep it for another day, because the dumpsters are as locked-up as the sanitary station. They must’ve been plagued by people who run in, gratuitously dump out and use their dumpsters. All that said, this park has everything we look for: a clean facility with a great club house/library, close to shopping and flea markets, a nicely heated pool and super staff and residents. Knowing how things work now, we’ll likely be here again next year.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
No reviews in two years? Time to update! Agree with all previous positive comments: this is an immaculate park; of the 520 sites, 90 percent are annuals, of which 80 percent are park models, call ahead if you want one of the few available visitor spots. No weekly rate; just daily times seven. Didn’t see any travelers, other than us. Lots of Canadians, eh? Tons of activities, many fitness/craft and hobby programmers, and the residents are quite active and fit. Advertised with CATV, but not on our site, and WIFI for $15 a week: good signal strength but only 1 Mbps at times (remember the good ol’ dial-up days?) Saw no picnic tables anywhere, so had to kneel before the BBQ god. Hosts and residents are very friendly and helpful; the only thing lacking is shopping within 5 miles. Went to their fish and produce market at the clubhouse on Monday: very high quality, low prices and again, nice people. Pool could have been a tad warmer, but the weather hasn’t been the warmest either. Would definitely return, probably for a month rather than a week, in more pleasant temperatures.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This exceptionally well-kept park arranges its 120 sites in rows of 2, 3 or 4 around the perimeter of a 25-acre lake, which can make for a very long walk from your site to laundry, pool or clubhouse. No weekly rate; just daily times 7. The park has it all, a pool heated to 86 degrees, two great laundries (one with a clothesline option) and excellent bath houses. Cable was great, with if anything, too many channel choices. What we didn’t get was a level site: even with our ramps the coach was quite nose low, preventing a proper dump out, causing a 5 degree rise in refer temp and requiring us to hold the doors open. Couldn’t find a dump station, so if you’re not level at the site, you’re out of luck. WI-FI was good except on a rainy day: either the weather gives it problems or everyone was indoors using it. Among the nicest, friendliest staff and guests we’ve ever encountered. Terrific location to explore the museums of Bradenton and Sarasota. Highly recommended to all.
01/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Don’t come here looking for a full-service resort. What you get is primarily a park-model situation with only a few really small transient spots. There’s no CATV but the amplified antenna pulls in 30 HDTV digital channels. The owner says there’s no Wi-Fi, but we received someone’s net quite well. Although we didn’t require it, he also advertised a restroom, shower and a 3-machine laundry. The really nice part is that you’re only a 10-minute walk from the Sponge Dock, an historical Greek village with lots of history. The restaurants serve beautifully done Greek food and the shops concentrate on sponge, hand-made soap and touristy stuff. The transient sites were great for our 30-footer, but a big rig would never fit. Be sure to reserve, as we saw another couple get turned away. Also, arrive with cash: they don’t accept credit cards. Could be considered a bit road-noisy, but it’s your choice: $ 100 for the KOA 10 miles down SR 19 or 35 bucks a night right here in town.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Just an update for 2010. Immaculate park, friendly and helpful hosts and guests, excellent pools. Was told that they haven't had Wi-Fi since last April; however, I got good signal strength: maybe using someone's private network? Great CATV. The inability to check in before 5:00 remains, and is the only reason I didn't rate this beautiful place a 10.
01/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Seems a bit over priced to me: 50 bucks on the off-season. CATV was great; WI-FI isn't available unless one walks one's laptop to the office. Beautiful sites individually owned. Considering that this is one of only two CGs on the island - and both go for the some price - it's probably a question of location.
12/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects the $400 monthly charge. Notwithstanding the previous review, a very nice park. Gated security, a 15-minute walk to Barefoot Landing in one direction or the Mall in the other and a half-hour hike to groceries. Grounds maintenance was a constant, with raking and vacuuming a daily occurrence. We did find that the restroom closest to the office was a bit dated, stinky and closed rather early for cleaning (8:30, just when we needed the shower) but the other one, opposite site 246, was modern, open and sparkling clean. Propane is delivered to the sites each Monday (sign up in the club house) and there appears to be some organized activities. We stayed for the month of December and left a bit early, but that was because we were "Myrtled out," nothing to do with the park. Would recommend it to anyone in the area.
11/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Rate includes taxes and KOA discount. One of our favorite parks with great facilities, CATV, WI-FI and restrooms and close to a very scenic and historic town. Friendly and helpful staff and well-stocked store.
11/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice park with great restrooms, facilities and CATV. WI-FI was awful: strong enough signal, but as slow as a dial-up, resulting in drop-outs.
11/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
A super CG, nicely located away from hwy noise and well-laid out among mature trees. The twisty road in is part of its pastoral charm and poses no difficulty to a driver of average ability. Spotless, modern restrooms/showers, friendly and helpful staff and guests. Would have rated a 10 if CATV had been available, but never mind: received tons of digital and analogue stations on the amplified antenna. Great Wi-Fi and well-stocked store. Will definitely return when in the area again.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is our favourite park in Ontario! It's beautifully maintained with a choice of full-service pull-through sites in a shady area, or no services in the open beside the Lake Ontario shore, complete with totally relaxing surf sounds. There is an excellent snack bar as well as a chance to taste/buy Prince Edward County wines. The pool seemed a bit cold, but that didn't deter the youngsters. Many friendly park model and seasonal folks with no junk at their homes. Would have rated a 10 if they had cable TV, but 8 stations were pulled in through the amplified antenna. Can't comment on the Wi-Fi. This was a weekend getaway, but we'll be back for a week or more in September.
06/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This ridiculous price includes the KOA discount and taxes, for a park without Cable and with three pools so small that adults don't have room to swim. My back-in site was so off-level that I couldn't use the sewer hookup because my tanks are forward of the dump valve, therefore on my site, downhill from it. Probably a blessing, as the portion of the sewer pipe above ground was loose and removable; could have been a disaster. For those with dump valves amid ships, bring a long sewer hose, as all I saw was rear hookups. The power/water post had been backed into and not repaired, but worked well. Very leaky tap at one of the dump stations. Lots of equipment and activities for the kids. Altogether an average KOA which charges 20 dollars too much.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Just a touch-up for 2009: a super campground; scrupulously clean and well looked after. It would've earned a 10 if they had a pool. We'll be back.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Just an update for 2009. I agree with all the previous positive comments and would add that there's a great rock garden (complete with a couple of Civil War artifacts) that's going to be beautiful when the plants bloom in a month or so. The sites do appear smaller than many parks, but I saw a few Class As and fifths with slides out and no crowding in the off season. Be aware that the sewer hookups are designed for rigs with rear-mounted dump valves, making it impractical for my Class B. Overall a really nice park in a peaceful and historic location.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price was for a full hook-up - which you have to have if you want CATV - with the KOA discount. This park certainly deserves a better rating than the ‘6’ given previously; in my opinion an ‘8’ is more appropriate. We arrived in the pouring rain and the workers still were out in their slickers cleaning up the fire rings, and raking the sites used the night before. The check-in girl was friendly and helpful, and she assigned us a great private site. The WIFI, although rated ‘weak’ by my laptop, was fast and dependable from the motor home; the Laundromat was clean, efficient and reasonably priced; the restrooms were clean and modern; the cable TV offered 57 channels, all clear. The pool wasn’t yet open but seemed about normal KOA size. Altogether a very satisfying stay.
05/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
This CG is primarily for long-term oil workers living in towables and class Cs. Appears that in better days it was a KOA, but it has now fallen into serious disrepair. The outer door to the ladies’ restroom was missing entirely; of the three shower stalls in the men’s room one was out of order, one had the water control all taped up with electrical tape and the remaining one had no locking hardware and looked like it had been painted after the hardware had been torn off. The bath houses were as clean as can be expected for very old facilities, but several clients’ towels had been left strewn about. No cable, no WI-FI and one of the public telephones had been ripped off the wall. The workers leave their dogs at the sites all day and the dogs don’t much like it. When we were there, four children were running amok with little to no supervision, squirting water pistols in about the bath houses (turning the sand into mud) and being nipped by an unchained dog. This to be expected: it’s not that the rules aren’t being enforced, but rather that there are no rules given out in the first place. It is open field camping with no trees; at least the hookups work well. The staff was friendly enough and apparently functional, but obviously, because of the nature of the clientele, they haven’t repaired, replaced or improved anything in quite some time. TL needs to visit again, as they don’t even have the number of sites correct. All that said, we were grateful for its existence: not one hotel room was available in any of Williston’s several hotels because of the huge number of oil workers booked in. Our advice is to avoid Williston, ND entirely and find another route to or from the Canadian border. A pity, because the town and shopping looks pretty reasonable.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park; great to camp among tall pines again after a month in the high desert/great plains. Staff was friendly and helpful on check-in, terraced site was level, the back bathhouse is modern and very clean with tiled floors/walls and showers. The CATV, if anything, is too good with so many channels you can spend all night surfing without settling down with any particular programmer. The only things precluding a higher rating was the lack of a pool and the slow WI-FI (Tengo) which took me back to the old dial-up days. Can't comment on the lack of maneuvering space as we drive a 20-ft B. Would certainly return if in the area again.
05/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
I agree with all previous positive comments and would add that the pool was large (by KOA standards) at 50 X 30 feet, sparkling clean water and heated to 81 degrees on May 2, even though the air temp was below freezing at night. Enjoyed their breakfasts and cowboy dinner. Incredibly friendly and helpful owners. We intended to stay one night but opted to return after seeing the gorgeous Painted Desert and Petrified Forest Natnl Park. Overall an excellent park.
04/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Just a touch-up for 2008. (Rate was with a Good Sam discount.) I rate this park as a 10, something I’ve done only once a year since we started traveling in 2003. I agree with all of the previous positive remarks and none of the negative ones (the sites are plenty wide enough for 3 slides and an awning, and if you don’t like desert dust then don't visit a desert). However, I see in the reviews no mention of the new building at the north east corner of the park. It houses a large indoor pool – heated to 85 degrees – a soon-to-be installed spa and showers/restrooms that are so sparkling that I initially thought that the floors were wet from a recent cleaning. When you enter one of the six restrooms you get your own shower, vanity and toilet: just like home. Our original plan was to stay for two nights, but this place is so nice we twice extended for another night. The caring and helpful owners are changing the motif from grassland to rockscape with various cacti, which to me seems totally right. Not sure we’ll ever be back in this area, but if we are, we’ll sure as heck go out of our way to stay at Fort Amarillo.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Price was with Good Sam Discount. A very nice, clean park, staffed with cheerful, friendly and helpful people. The whole park is very generously graveled, preventing dust and mud, and although the hookups are side by side, they placed us between two empty sites. Many trees, which in the summer will provide needed shade. Much of the park is taken by long-term oil workers and engineers. The bathhouse, although dated, is immaculate. It is the oddest set-up I’ve ever seen: both the men’s and the women’s rooms have one toilet, separated from the shower/vanity area by a shower curtain. The twin showers, although closed at the front by shower curtains, had nothing to close them off from each other, resulting in one big shower with two heads. This causes you to lock the door while showering, which could cause lineups. The grounds are equally immaculate: no trash or cigarette butts here. The free CATV and WIFI were perfect. Altogether a super place to stay before or after visiting Wichita, which is 25 miles west and whose campgrounds are rudimentary to say the least.
04/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice enough park with friendly and helpful staff (lots of local info and effortless bookings for all shows), but I cannot for the life of me imagine why Good Sam rates it as the best in America. The two sites we tried were far from level; however, the fridge still worked OK. Location is 10 minutes out of town (plenty of others are much closer) with no shuttle service. WIFI is exceptional, but CATV was snowy on half of the channels. Washrooms clean and modern with tile floors and nice shower surrounds. Altogether a good choice, but don't expect to share Good Sam's enthusiam.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
An adequate park for those wanting to explore Lincoln land, mostly given over to seasonal pipeline workers. The guy next to us had his car hood up and his gas tank removed all day. The park needs an overall cleanup/raking. Bath house was old and dark, but clean and functional. CATV excellent.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Just a quick update for 2008: we agree with all previous comments. It's a solid average KOA, ideally situated for those who want to explore Amish territory or take an RV plant tour. Nice folks and lots of kiddie stuff.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
I can’t find much wrong with this park, except possibly the pay showers, having paid a reasonable price for the site; however, this seems to be the norm for CT (cold showers are free; a quarter gets you 7 minutes of hot water on a very generous timer.) The park seems mostly given over to seasonals/permanents, but we had no trouble getting a site during a weekend in Sept. The seasonals/permanents evince many interesting innovations at their sites but for the most part don’t show any junk. A conservative estimate would put the number of quiet electric golf carts at a couple thousand. With 500 sites one might expect it to be crowded and busy, but on a weekend in mid-Sept it was quite peaceful and the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. There were announcements made on loudspeakers throughout the day, but we weren’t bothered by them because the audio was so terrible that they were totally unintelligible. My advice would be to eschew the open field sites and take a wooded one: absolutely gorgeous. The local area boasts lots of antique dealers (sometimes they’re actually open) and great farmers’ markets and supermarkets. The quality and demeanor of the kids and teenagers at this park several times renewed my faith in the next generation. I’m not sure we’ll ever be back this way again, but if we are, we’ll sure as heck stay in this place. Excellent free WIFI and Cable, too.
09/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Look in your dictionary under “Rip Off” and you’ll find this park. Very pretty, good Cable and nice, level sites. Want WiFi? Pay extra. Want a shower? Take your quarters. Hands up all those who truly enjoy being nickeled and dimed, having paid too much to start with. In the total absence of instructions, it took me a while to figure out how to make the pay shower work. My wife, who has two college degrees and 6 years’ camping experience, couldn’t get it to work at all. I think it’s their way of preserving the park for the seasonals – who predominate – and keeping out the great unwashed itinerants. With a shower like that, they’re doing their best to keep us unwashed. The desk lady, while certainly not rude, was in my opinion rather perfunctory. Nice park, long on location, short on philosophy.
09/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This nice and pretty park with generous sites is way overpriced. The Cable is great, the WiFi is strong and the pools looked beautiful; unfortunately they were padlocked closed in mid-Sep. Most of it seems to be given over to seasonal towables, but they’re refreshingly junk-free and there’s lots of room for itinerants. Much infrastructure for kiddy activities is evident, but we’re kidless and we didn’t see anyone using the facilities on a Wed in Sep. The bath houses are modern, beautifully tiled and very clean, but beware: the second one in the main building had no cold water, making for a scalding shower. Altogether a good place to stay while exploring Mystic, but it should be priced about $20 cheaper, particularly mid-week in the off season.
09/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This nice and pretty park with generous sites is way overpriced. The Cable is great, the WIFI is strong and the pools looked beautiful; unfortunately they were padlocked closed in mid-Sep. Most of it seems to be given over to seasonal tow ables, but they’re refreshingly junk-free and there’s lots of room for itinerants. Much infrastructure for kiddy activities is evident, but we’re kidless and we didn’t see anyone using the facilities on a Wed in Sep. The bath houses are modern, beautifully tiled and very clean, but beware: the second one in the main building had no cold water, making for a scalding shower. Altogether a good place to stay while exploring Mystic, but it should be priced about $20 cheaper, particularly mid-week in the off season.
09/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park really isn't bad for a community-run facility. My primary problem with it was that we had just arrived from a KOA near Boston which had Cable, WIFI a heated pool and newer and cleaner bath houses for $1 more. Bring your hose extension: you'll need it to hook up to the distant water tap. Bath houses were reasonably clean, albeit dated. The store had little but tee-shirts to offer. I suppose I'd return just for the proximity to Newport.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here a few years ago and returned because it’s one of our favourites. It has everything: tall pines, immaculate bath houses, a location close to public transit to Boston (they give schedules and recommendations), a clean, heated pool - which they kept open beyond Labor Day because the weather warranted it - and a friendly and accommodating staff. Cable is excellent but WIFI is a bit spotty. I really can’t understand the reviewer who cited difficulty in negotiating the roads, as there were several Class As and towables here during our stay. I can only assume he/she ended up without sewer and cable connections because he/she didn’t reserve ahead. Its superior quality makes it so popular that you just cannot expect a perfect site on demand without previous planning.
08/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
I feel I should write three narratives here, but that’s against the rules. Therefore, I’ll split my assessment into three: the good, the bad and the ugly, in reverse order. Our first three nights here were during a holiday weekend. The campground was absolutely full and the staff, unfortunately, was nowhere nearly up to the cleaning and policing challenge. The restrooms were horrible: toilet paper all over the muddy floor, urine (I guess) on the toilet seats, a broken beer bottle in one of the ladies’ toilets (which was too smelly for my wife to use) and candy wrappers in one of the urinals. The showers were filthy, didn’t have any trays for soap or shampoo and worked on a press button: their choice of temperature and duration. Outside was similarly disgusting: five lines of people waiting and lots of garbage, including a disposable diaper on the sidewalk. What is it about Provincial Parks that attracts the morons? Despite the “no dogs in the swimming areas” and the “no dogs without leashes” rules, some unleashed dogs did enjoy the beach without impediment. The next three nights were much better. Once the crowd was down to normal levels the staff could keep up with the restrooms/showers and we could enjoy the natural beauty of the park. Still, though, we endured dozens of people traipsing through our site and yelling at their friends on the other side of the fence while I barbequed dinner. What is it about Provincial Parks that attracts the morons? The park is on Lake Ontario’s North shore (downstream from Darlington’s nuclear power site, but I didn’t see any three-eyed fish) and is absolutely gorgeous. The sites are large, shady and scenic. Ours was on a cliff overlooking the pebbled beach. Lots of interpretive programmes available and the location, close to Oshawa/Whitby can’t be beaten for shopping. All in all, if you’re self-contained, it’s a great spot. If not, then I’d suggest you go there mid-week, off-season. We’ll be back, within those parameters.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is primarily a tenting situation, albeit with a few representatives of every class of campers & towables. There was one class A, which appeared somewhat over-dressed considering the milieu. The hookups are side-by-side, with one post serving four sites, but given the number of tents, this caused no problems. Leveling, though, can be a bit of a challenge. The park is a maturely-treed field on a bay shore with no shortage of shade and for once, there aren’t any train tracks close by. The bath houses are dated (gloss-painted concrete blocks) but very clean with plenty of nooks & hooks to stuff your stuff while you shower. Oddly, the shower heads were are eight feet up – guess they grow ‘em tall in the County. The owners seem very adamant about no noise or loud radios, and the clients abide by the rules. The beach is rather minimal and affords a chance to cool off, but the whole point of this park is to serve as a base for exploring this beautiful part of Prince Edward County. I highly recommend it to all and will definitely return.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is the only CG on Lake Huron’s north shore that’s open before May 15. The owners were friendly and efficient, the washrooms bright, clean and modern. The sites were grass, level and most were without sewer. Trailer life describes them as “most side by side hookups,” but I didn’t see any. Two usable TV stations were pulled in by the amplified antenna. New for this year is WIFI (not advertised in the KOA or TL info) and it is by far the best I’ve had the pleasure of using: secured by 128-bit encryption and passwords, signal strength “very good” from the motorhome and no disconnects over a 1-hr period of use. They charge $ 1 a day for it and I’m happy to pay for the security. Seems to be a destination for several seasonals, but if you’re just passing through it’s hard to beat the price (gold card discount.)
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price was for 3-way hookup, no cable TV. This park has the second strangest hookup I’ve ever seen: water and sewer are normal but the electricity is shared between two sites, requiring a 50-ft cord. Unless your extension is rated at 30 amps, it will limit you to 20. Sites are lightly graveled mud and only some have cable TV: ask for it specifically if the 6 stations received on the antenna are insufficient. The WIFI cuts out maddeningly often. You can buy tickets at the park office for the catamaran to Mackinac Island, and the company that runs it will pick you up at the park. We took advantage of the service and had a fun day in this resort area which doesn’t allow vehicles other than bicycles and horse-drawn. Back at the park, restrooms and laundry were clean, fairly modern and very nicely heated: much appreciated in freezing temps! Friendly, helpful staff; overall a good (albeit over-priced by about $ 10) place to stay while exploring the Straits of Mackinac. I originally rated the park as a 7, but increased it to 8 when, on departure, I drove around it and found some absolutely beautiful sites further in, some with room for an RV plus a tent. Don’t know what the hookups are like or whether the WIFI works back there.
04/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
I guess there are no previous remarks because this place is so unremarkable. Sites are gravel on mud (with leaky taps) in a field behind a CW bar. Don't pay for the sewer connection unless your pipe is at the extreme aft end of your rig: with my mid-mounted pipe I had to use the dump station, which is slanted the wrong way. The new restrooms are huge, modern and spotless. Overall an OK place for a night.
05/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
Rated a 1 because it wasn't open - more than a month after Trailer Life said it would be. Given the scarity of parks in the area, I suggest you phone ahead before building a plan around it.
03/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Perfect.
03/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
(Rate was with the gold card discount.) I think the owners deserve a lot of credit here. Yes, I guess it can get dusty in the desert – something they can’t control – and freeway noise? Couldn’t hear it over the AC. Consider the efforts they’ve put into it: fastidiously maintained desert sites with indigenous plants, immaculate showers (six huge unisex ones in a separate building in addition to the three in the men’s and women’s restrooms), 24 HD quality TV channels on the cable and above average WIFI throughout the entire park. When we were here they had a crew rebuilding the pool; a project that has to have run into the tens of thousands. I don’t know whether we’ll be in the neighbourhood again, but if we are, we’ll go significantly out of our way to stay here.
03/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a perfect little place to overnight before touring the Queen Copper Mine at 9:00 the next morning. It has everything but a pool, but this is more than compensated by the absolute stunning mountain and open pit mine scenery. Great staff and campers. Arrive supplied, as we were told that there aren’t any grocery stores within 10 miles. The town itself is a historically significant artist colony with many wonderful, quirky boutiques. Very happy and interesting people here; we'll be back.
03/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is with gold card discount, tax included. My rating of 9 says it all. Would have been a 10 if the pool had been open. It’s an hour away from both the Carlsbad Caverns and the Roswell UFO museum, which was perfect for our purposes. The immaculate tiled showers and restrooms were huge, as were the laundry facilities and the sites. Great cable, WIFI and scenery. We ordered the barbeque (chicken, beef brisket, pork ribs and sausage with (stuffed) twice-baked potatoes and it was delivered exactly when requested and very good, both taste and portion-wise. We would go significantly out of our way to stay here again if we ever return to the area.
03/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Just an update; I agree with the previous reviews. Bath houses are dated but clean and the laundy facilities, while mostly OK, had at least one washer that wouldn’t spin, requiring much dryer use. Don’t believe their claim to cable TV: on our site and the one adjacent it had been cut off at the ground. Never mind, there were lots of stations in the UHF spectrum on the amplified antenna. Club house was nice, with a really neat cafe area. Because the WIFI antenna had been installed beneath a metal roof (where do they find these technicians?) you have to be in either the laundry room or the cafe to use it. That said, though, in those locations the signal strength and speed were great.
03/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
I agree that this park isn’t a resort destination, but it doesn’t pretend to be. At $22 (gold card discount, tax included) it’s a great deal for those just passing through. My site was a huge side-by-side with no neighbor. It was nicely leveled gravel and with great cable TV and pretty good WiFi. The only negative on the whole experience was the pay phone which didn’t work (we had no problems elsewhere in our three weeks in Texas, so it’s probably not us.) Staff was very friendly and helpful and the store was reasonably well-stocked. Bathhouse was spotless, but the ladies’ had very little hot water in any of the shower stalls.
03/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The excessively expensive rate shown is for a full hookup pull thru gravel site, with the 15 percent gold card discount and tax included. Cable TV is available only if you pay for a full hookup site: I recommend you don’t do it if you don’t need a sewer, as the cable didn’t work for us (judging by the forest of antennae deployed by others, it didn’t work for them, either; never mind, lots of stations are available on the amplified antenna.) The sewer connection was too small for my standard-sized donut but worked fine if treated like a dump station. A well-kept KOA with very narrow sites (mine was off-level, passenger side low, too narrow to use the awning.) The WIFI was a real pain, as slow as dial-up with low signal strength, and the requirement to log on with your site number and a password every time you connect to it, including the times it drops out. The Ethernet (wired) connection in the games room worked fine when the WIFI didn’t work at all. Bathhouses usually are clean and generally the park looks pretty. Swimming pool is one of the few truly heated pools we’ve encountered, open year-round, sparkling clear water and a real treat in March. A big draw is the bus stop right outside the gate for those who want to go into one of the most fun towns in America. New Braunfels / Greune, little German towns 35 miles NE on I-35 were, quite frankly, under-whelming (believe me, if my wife can’t shop, it ain’t worth the stop.) The camp store is very complete and staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, with bus schedules and lots of local info. Overall an average KOA in an above average location, a park which would easily rate a 9 if they would fix the cable and WIFI and charge about a third less. Do consider Dixie, a park just east, with equivalent bus service, and according to a couple we met, about a hundred dollars a week less, although a lot less pretty and less well-maintained.
03/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate was with Gold Card discount. The only bit I would add is that the road to the park (Frontage Road) was under severe construction as of early March; down to one lane, perilously uneven (tilted) and with unthinkable drop offs on each side. We enjoyed the park and the staff, and the road was no problem for our Class B, but large Class As, particularly with toads, should call first to get a status report.
02/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Just an update for 2007. I strongly agree with all previous positive comments and view the negative ones as overly subjective and just a bit picky. Can’t comment on the reservation process as we arrived without one. The clubhouse is the best I’ve ever seen: lots of space, info brochures, computer with internet and printer, strong WIFI, big cable TV, comfortable new furniture, fridge, free coffee and great staff. The other big draw is the spotless rest rooms: each of the four of them is good-sized and just like home, with your own shower, toilet, sink etc. The only reason I can’t give it a 10 is that there are no picnic tables on the sites, causing one to kneel before the portable barbeque god to make dinner. Rate shown is for Passport America; Good Sam rate is $ 29 and regular rate is $ 33 (taxes included.) Highly recommended to all who visit this fun area.
02/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Just an update for 2007. As all previous reviews state, it’s walking distance to all Elvis attractions. Excellent WIFI; more than enough TV stations on the amplified antenna; very helpful and knowledgeable staff; washrooms a bit dated but spotless. Bus stop right across the road for those who want to see the Beale St attractions, or you can catch the free shuttle from Heartbreak Hotel to Sun Studios. Rock & Soul Museum highly recommended, as is the Irish pub at Peabody Place, but overall the city looks just a bit depressed. Price quoted includes the Good Sam discount. A great place to stop for Elvis & downtown.
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
An undiscovered gem! This is a very attractive park, with most sites backing along a swiftly moving river: very relaxing sound. The owners couldn’t be friendlier (southern hospitality way up north) and on the Saturday night of our visit presented a free meal, bonfire and a C&W band. Restrooms and showers were modern and immaculate and the cable TV was great. This is the first campground Wi-Fi I’ve ever seen produce a “Very Good” signal strength report inside the coach. This CG will cause me to route through the White Mtns rather than the Adirondacks next time I head East. Would’ve rated it a 10 (something I’ve done maybe once every 2 years) if the sites were a bit roomier and if there were a pool.
07/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Don’t be fooled: there are 2 KOAs in the area, and this is NOT the one with TV, WIFI and a pool. If you want those amenities, go for Bar Harbour Woodlands KOA. This is a nice enough, standard KOA which would have rated a 7 had it not been for the ridiculous $64 nightly charge for a 3-way hookup requiring a 20 foot sewer hose. I know it’s Bar Harbor and the area was founded by the wealthy, but most other parks here offer much more sensible rates. Washrooms were very clean and quite nicely configured, the staff was very friendly, and as with all other parks here, it’s served by an efficient, free shuttle bus service to downtown. Altogether a good CG which should charge about half what it does.
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
We return to this park every year because it’s so great. Nicely laid out in a field with shade trees, spotless and beautifully configured restrooms and showers, well-stocked store, super and clean pool, excellent cable TV, fast ethernet connection, friendly staff; sorry, I’ve run out of superlatives. Would rate it a 10 if it had WI-FI and if the sewer connections were lower, making them useable by rigs with lower sewer outlets.
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
We return to this park every year because it’s so great. Nicely laid out in a field with shade trees, spotless and beautifully configured restrooms and showers, well-stocked store, super and clean pool, excellent cable TV, fast ethernet connection, friendly staff; sorry, I’ve run out of superlatives. Would rate it a 10 if it had WI-FI and if the sewer connections were lower, making them useable by rigs with lower sewer outlets.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nice park set in tall trees behind a motel; seems to cater mostly to long timers, if not seasonals. Two pools, a great playground, good laundry and men’s restrooms, but women’s needed painting and hardware replacement. There were supposed to be two telephones available, but they weren’t there. In the semi-serviced sites the electricity was 20 amps, but our AC didn’t trip it. Two TV stations received. Recommended for a long stay with children (they’ll make lots of friends) or as an enroute overnight.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Absolutely beautiful wooded sites for the seasonals; functional open-field spots for transients near Stephenville, NL. A sign on entry pointed to a pool and canteen: the pool appeared to have a big water slide; unfortunately, both the pool and the canteen were closed and didn’t look set to open any time soon. Two showers and toilets per gender, but there weren’t any lines when we were there. Recommended if you’re visiting Stephenville or the Port Au Port Peninsula, but not worth the half-hour drive from the Trans Canada Hwy if you’re just looking for an enroute stop.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Open field camping at its best, albeit a bit quirky. Semi-serviced 15-Amp site means one water outlet for two sites (no problem if you have a splitter or full fresh water tank) and an honest 15-Amp breaker that will trip if you use the AC. Friendly 24-hr staff cheerfully reset it without recriminations. Modern, clean restrooms, but only one shower per gender; not a problem if you shower on arrival. Close to a falls produced by a hydro dam and within walking distance of stores. Would definitely revisit if in need of an enroute stop in the area.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
A gorgeous park in the North-east part of town, but try to reserve early. We arrived on a Tue without a reservation and had to take an unserviced site. The site was so private and beautiful that we didn’t even miss the electricity. They were able to free up a serviced site the next night and it was equally super. Very nice staff, clean restrooms and well-maintained throughout; however, the check-in organization could be better run: on our first night we finally settled in on our third assigned site because the other two had been taken by people who had been assigned other sites but had moved without telling the staff. Arrive supplied, as the store sells candy, soda and beer only. With all that St John’s has to offer, I suggest a three-night stay minimum.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nicely laid out park right on Route 1, resulting in a bit of highway noise, but the traffic’s light in this neck of the woods. The vast majority appeared to be seasonals or weekenders; we were the only itinerants around. Our site backed onto a big lake with a pebbled shore and provided a spectacular sunrise. Washrooms were clean enough, albeit a bit dated with gloss-painted concrete block walls and stalls. I would have rated it a 6 because of the junk with which the seasonals decorate, but at $16 it’s a pretty good deal.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nicely laid out park right on Route 1, resulting in a bit of highway noise, but the traffic’s light in this neck of the woods. The vast majority appeared to be seasonals or weekenders; we were the only itinerants around. Our site backed onto a big lake with a pebbled shore and provided a spectacular sunrise. Washrooms were clean enough, albeit a bit dated with gloss-painted concrete block walls and stalls. I would have rated it a 6 because of the junk with which the seasonals decorate, but at $16 it’s a pretty good deal.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is one of those rare natural finds: the town Lions club leveled, graveled and set up 26 back-in sites against a hill overlooking the ocean. Super site for bonfires, beach combing and sunsets. Basic yet clean washroom facilities (two toilets and two showers, resulting in a line-up.) TV was weak – bring a video. A mid-sized grocery store’s right across the highway. Considering the extremely sparse number of CGs between Deer Lake and St Anthony, we felt fortunate to find something this scenic.
07/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a small (17 RV, 10 Tent), basic and Spartan CG, but that’s alright because it doesn’t pretend to be anything else. It's main calling card is that it’s the closest park to the 1,000-year-old Viking Vinland landing site (3 km); as an unadvertised extra, it’s 2 kms from where Jacques Cartier landed at Quirpon in 1534. It has a couple of basic but clean washrooms (a line-up for the showers), an internet café and a restaurant that smelled divine to this cod enthusiast.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
A beautiful park (Good Sam member) in the middle of the spectacular Gros Morne National Park. Our private site had evergreens and bushes on three sides and was well-groomed and graveled. Washrooms, laundry, and showers spotless. No cable TV - the norm for Newfoundland - but received CBC on the amplified antenna, and after an initial bout of crankiness, the Wi-Fi worked fine from the site.) Staff was friendly (ever meet an unfriendly Newfie?) and although we didn’t try it, they have a restaurant on site that gives campers a 10 percent discount - looked good to us. I would have given it an 8, but I reserve that rating for similarly nice CGs that invest in a pool and Cable/Sat TV. Highly recommended to all passing through the area.
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very well-run and extremely attractive park. Sites are large, level and well-graveled and the walking trail is the most beautiful and entertaining (lots of funny signs throughout) I have ever seen. The washrooms and showers are immaculate; however, with only three per gender, lineups might become an issue. Some advice: ignore the arrival directions posted on their website: the Irving station they mention no longer exists and the exits are no longer numbered. You’re best off just to follow the signs on the TCH and be careful to take the northern-most road to Doyles: if you take the southern-most of the two, there’s a hair-pin turn that a big rig could never negotiate, particularly with a toad. The staff are the friendliest and most helpful ever. I would have given the park a ‘10’ but there’s no pool, Wi-Fi or cable (CBC received on the amplified antenna.) Nevertheless, it’s a super place to go and we’ll be back on the return trip.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Located on the Island of Havre aux Maisons, a five-hour ferry ride north of Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of St Lawrence, this park is an undiscovered gem. All sites are beautifully maintained in an open field just one sand dune and a two-minute walk from an unspoiled and unpopulated white sand beach that runs for miles in each direction. The St Lawrence water is clear and clean, and you can watch the lobster boats laboring a mile off shore. There are several quaint little fishing villages to visit, and more haute cuisine restaurants than we had time to try. The main town, Cap aux Meules, has everything you might want to shop for, and although French is the primary language, (the Islands belong to Quebec) the locals cheerfully switch to English to help you out. The campground restrooms, laundry and showers below the office are so spotless and cute, you’ll think you’re visiting your Aunt Effie. Plenty of bikes, scooters and things to do to justify the ferry trip (the ship is huge; no sea sickness there.) We received one English language TV channel on the amplified antenna
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very busy CG with all sites in an open field overlooking the beautiful bras d’Or lakes on Cape Breton Island. Because it’s the closest one to the ferry to Newfoundland (3 miles), there’s always someone leaving or arriving at all hours. When we arrived without a reservation, there were two groups (Adventurers and Good Sam) almost filling up the park. The staff could not have been more friendly and cheerful as they found us a site and gave us the option of moving to a better one in the morning after one of the groups moved on. Arrive supplied, as there’s no store within walking distance. Although there isn’t a pool, there are two under-utilized two-person whirlpools that can be used to cool down. Restrooms, showers and laundry were all spotless at all times; however, with only two showers per gender, there sometimes are lineups . Wi-Fi worked fine in the ‘information room,’ where you can also find two public telephones and lots of traded magazines and brochures, and although there’s no cable TV, we received 5 channels on our amplified antenna, the best being CBC, CTV and Global. Overall an excellent stop in route to or from the Newfoundland ferry, with lots to see, do and shop in the local area. We stopped in route to - and will stop again on the return from – the ferry. Highly recommended to all.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is a solid average KOA which maintains the KOA standard of cleanliness, facilities and friendliness. It’s located a quarter mile from the highway, so there’s no road noise. Close to the well developed Cavendish Beach area, it’s convenient to shopping, water sports and lobster dinners.
06/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Park newly acquired by a young couple making a great start, excellent WIFI, TV reception was excellent in French; one fair in English (American station) strange washroom config: 2 cabanas for each gender, each with a toilet/sink/shower, meaning for my 5 minute shower, nobody got to use the toilet in my cabana (50 per cent of the male facilities) Good sized sites with some by a beautiful river rapids.
07/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Email reservations not received (no failed mail message on my end – obviously they don’t check their email) phone reservation for 2 nights was misconstrued as only 1 night. A very loud and rude greeter kept interrupting my registration process. Trailer life says TV svc – not in our (water/30-amp) site, and judging by the number of antennas and dishes deployed, not in any other, either. WIFI almost but didn’t quite work in our site; took the laptop to the parking lot and found a network called Fred-e-net which requires you to open a free account by giving your name and email address “for legal reasons” – Right - ought to call it Fraud-e-net! Speed of a dial-up connection. Facilities available for extra charge: golf driving range, mini golf, water slide, canoes, kayaks, pontoon boat rides, banana boat rides, trail bikes, dairy bar, canteen. Free activities: playground, splash pool, bankshot basketball. Overall, got the impression they’ve bitten off a little more than they can chew, given the number and quality of staff available. Very tight sites with insufficient room to deploy our awning, but alt least they’re not side-by-side hookups. Hope you like dogs. All that said, the park is located on the shore of the beautiful St John River and offers absolutely terrific views of the river and the sunset. Washrooms, although few and dated were very clean. Historic Fredericton and Kings Landing were very interesting to visit.
06/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a very cliquey park dedicated almost entirely to seasonals who have turned it into a beautiful place with plants, rock gardens and terraces. Rigs include pop-ups, trailers and fifths: didn’t see any motorhomes. Saw only one or two itinerants. Washrooms were clean but very dated, and one of the cleaning men greeted us with a cheery “Bonne journee!” in the morning. Showers cost 50 cents for 5 minutes on a very generous timer. Organized activities for the seasonals. Our water and electric site was only 20 amps, so bring your adapter. All sites are very tight and have side-by-side hook-ups at the road end of the site, so bring your extension hose and cord, too. The strangest thing was that they didn’t want my personal info; they just registered me as “Anglais, anglais” even though I started the check in process in French. I’m not English, I’m Canadian, but I guess if you’re not fluent in French, you must be an Englishman. Gotta be even more annoying for our friends to the south.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Wow, what a full service campground! Very friendly staff who can arrange bus trips and discount tickets to many of Toronto’s attractions and tours. Just can't understand the previous reviews. No cable, but we received 11 very strong stations on our amplified antenna. Washrooms were spotless and fairly modern. This park is a must for anyone who wants to see Toronto but avoid the traffic - we watched as the staff patiently arranged several bus tours to activities for a German couple. I don't assess children's activities as we don't have any. Noise from the 401 detracts from a perfect score, but you can’t hear it with the AC on.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
A terrific park located in a charming Bavarian-like village with lots to see and eat. The staff cheerfully refunded my WIFI fee when it didn’t work, even though it wasn’t their fault. There’s cheap and efficient transport from the park to downtown, but you’re right beside a Bavarian restaurant anyway, so you can walk off supper. No cable TV, but we received several useable stations on the antenna. Everything about our stay was positive except for a very annoying shower set up. You can’t control the water temperature, which maintains an average temp by cycling from cold to hot and back again. All you can do is push a valve for a 15-second shot of water, then repeat it again and again. I tried 4 stalls before finding a shower head that worked well. Offsetting this was their wonderful new indoor heated pool (about 4 times the size of a normal KOA pool) and foaming hot tub. Truly excellent.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
A very pretty park with a deep pond which allows the owners to offer scuba lessons. Really friendly staff who keep the grounds immaculate. The bath house, while spotless, could do with an update. Wonderful WIFI and even better CATV.
05/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
This beautiful park has terraced sites on a ridge overlooking a large, deep, man-made lake. It caters mostly to seasonals, who are extremely friendly and have turned it into a cottage-like setting with very tastefully decorated trailers and fifths. The only negative is the bath house and laundry, which while basically clean, would benefit greatly from a total update.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
By way of an update for 2006, I agree with all comments posted last year. Seems to cater mostly to big rig seasonals, and although the sites are very crowded together, this seems to be the norm for this area. Refreshingly excellent cable tv and wifi.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Although just a half mile from the I-75, you can’t hear any noise from it. Site was level fore and aft, but quite a bit off side to side. Never mind, fridge worked fine. CATV was great, but internet access was dial-up: does anyone actually do this any more? Park was pretty much all pull throughs in mid-sized oak trees – very nicely kept. Bath house was modern and spotless.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
I can’t add much to the foregoing comments except to say that we had no problems with the roads. They parked us in a great pull through close to the laundromat because they knew we were going to do laundry. CATV was great, but I for one am getting a bit frustrated with KOAs (and it always seems to be KOAs) who advertise pay as you go WIFI that doesn’t work. Signal strength was very good, but no data passed. Didn’t seem to occur to the staff that a call to the service provider might help – they just accept that it doesn’t work. Some of the seasonal sites were cluttered with the junk that these people seem to require, but most were not too bad, leading me to think that the management keeps an eye on them. Bath houses were typically KOA spotless. All in all a very nice enroute stop in Georgia.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
An OK park in an outstanding natural, tall-tree setting (few mosquitoes in May.) WIFI was excellent, but the CATV reception at our site was only fair. The bath houses, while marginally clean enough, are very dated in terms of stalls, shower heads, lack of soap dishes and shower curtains. Excellent bike rental so you can tour this beautiful island at a leisurely pace. In view of the total lack of competition, this park is better than it has to be. However, with a bit of upgrading in the bath houses, it would be outstanding!
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice, quiet and friendly park which seemed in May to cater mostly to big rig seasonals. Only two toilets and two showers for each gender; however, as most people are in big rigs, it works out OK. A very easy 25-minute drive to the visitors’ centre if you follow the map/instructions provided by the staff. Our site seemed to be the only one without a concrete patio and a picnic table, forcing me to kneel before the barbeque god while cooking supper. I really appreciated the staff warning me of the snakes on one of the walking paths. The minor annoyances notwithstanding, it’s a great base from which to explore a terrific city. We will be back.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
I agree with all positive comments previously posted and would add that if anything, the bath houses are over-cleaned: on both mornings as we emerged from the showers we were met with cleaning ladies. Most parks don’t clean at 8:30 when the showers are being used. We were parked in the rear on grass sites with side by side hookups. The staff ensured there was an empty site on each side of us, so it was roomy enough, but it they ever fill up, you’ll sure get to know your neighbour!
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice park; clean, friendly and well-kept. The first night they put us into a really strange site on dirt with electric hookup on the right of the unit, sewer on the left and water/CATV directly behind. In order to use all 4 hookups we had to back right up to a cabin, which fortunately wasn’t occupied. When we asked to move the next morning, they gave us our pick of the entire park and we ended up in a beautiful back-in site with a patio on coarse red gravel framed by trimmed logs. Terrific bath house, laundry and store.
05/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
I have never given a park a 10, but everything about this one is great! The previous reviews say it all and I can only add that the town of New Bern is a gem of quaint perfection to visit. This year it was a two-night stop in a 4,000-mile trip; next year it will be a destination all its own.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Just a brief update for May 2006. Agree with all positive comments previously given and have no negatives at all. Be warned: May 5 weekend is biker weekend there, and if you don't like snorting, unmuffled American iron from 7 am to 11 pm, don't go. Nice distance from the beach and all attractions in Norfolk, Hampton Roads and Newport News. Probably won't go again because of the jet noise, but that's not the owners' fault.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
An amazing, huge campground with large sites right on the Chesapeake. Not many campers in May, but I could tell by the number and size of the bath houses that they can certainly look after everyone. Unfortunately one of them had only cold water for the shower, but another was OK. Unlike a couple of the previous posts, I found the staff friendly, efficient and courteous. The general store is the best Ive seen; they have everything you might need and even stock skim milk! Caf wasnt open in May, but the facility looks great. Will definitely return when in the area.
05/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Just an update for May 2006. Agree with all positive comments previously posted and would add that the route in is quite easy for a class B. The WIFI is marginal because theres a hill between the antenna and most sites, but thats OK; we dont have a dog and I dont mind taking the laptop for a walk. Works fine in the parking lot. Staff was super helpful gave us directions to the nearest (15 mins) train station for the 1-1/2 hr train trip into Philadelphia and even had a train schedule! A real treat to sample the city without worrying about the traffic & parking. Very highly recommended to all and well return next year.
09/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
No comments additional to the above; just a note on another of their restaurants: Season's Harvest. It's a buffet-type which features 7 different styles of cuisine to explore for $39. $50 for 2. Seating for 450; we took our own wine; found the food to be above average in selection and competent in preparation. Very nice staff and no reservations required even though it was a Fri show night. Be prepared to wait about 10 minutes on each end of the free shuttle bus.
09/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
As commented above, a very nice campground, but we found $39 to be a bit steep for a mid-week, end-Sept stay at a park without cable or WIFI. That said, it was a very quiet & relaxing spot with immaculate heated bath house and restrooms and lots of fun shopping nearby.
09/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
I agree with all previous comments, and my WIFI worked great the second afternoon. However, I haven't seen any comments about the restaurants at their casino: there are nine restaurants; five for fine dining and four more casual venues. We chose Ridizio, a Brazilian steakhouse which has 11 'Gauchos' circulating the room, each with a different cut of roasted meat on a skewer (beef, lamb, chicken, fish, sausage et al.) They keep stopping at your table to carve you some to go with your potatoes and vegetable, until you indicate that you've eaten your fill; then there's coffee and dessert. Great fun and super food; however, you have to realize that the casino doesn't have a liquor licence (some tax dispute between the Oneida Nation and New York State.) Therefore, if you'd like wine with your meal, you have to bring your own. They don't mind this, and will lend you glasses and a corkscrew if you need one. We'll be back for a longer stay next year.
09/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a beautiful park - set in tall pine trees - which appears to cater mostly to adults. The most striking aspect is the generous covering of white gravel on all interior roads and pull throughs: very clean and attractive. Bathrooms were a bit dated but spotless, and though they don't advertise it, they had excellent CATV hookups (more being added each year) and the best WIFI I have ever had the pleasure to use. Both were FREE. Very friendly staff. We will definitely return in future years.
09/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
I agree with all of the above positive comments (and none of the negative ones) and would add that sleeping right next to a flowing stream is most restful. However, dont go there to do email or internet: the WIFI connected for 2 minutes, then quit. Even by relocating to the laundry room as suggested, the signal strength was poor and the network wouldnt pass any data. (I didnt ask for a refund of my $5.00 internet fee because it did give me my email during the initial 2 minutes.) This is one of our favourite parks, but sitting in the laundromat and batting flies while their network malfunctions isnt my idea of a good time.
09/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Obviously once a KOA, this is a beautiful park set in tall pines. The sites are level and much wider than normal, roads are excellent (dirt) and the showers, bathrooms and laundry, albeit a little dated with gloss-painted concrete bricks, are absolutely immaculate. The grounds are beautifully kept and the heated indoor pool is larger than most. The store has everything you could need and there seems to be a candle/gift store upstairs. Mid-week in Sep we had the place all to ourselves, except the two or three seasonals who showed up after work. Although not advertised, some of the seasonals appear to have cable TV, so with a special request during off-season, it might be available to overnighters. We didnt bother and received 5 stations on our amplified antenna. Highly recommended to all.
07/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
One of the nicer campgrounds, KOA or otherwise. The grounds are immaculate, the games room superb (with WIFI, high speed modem plus their own computer) and the restrooms and showers are outstanding. Will definitely return.
07/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
One of the nicer campgrounds, KOA or otherwise. The grounds are immaculate, the games room superb (with WIFI, high speed modem plus their own computer) and the restrooms and showers are outstanding. Will definitely return.
05/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Just an update for 2005. Yes there's traffic noise, but no worse than many other parks. Free TV and WIFI was nice, and the restrooms and showers remain absolutely spotless.
05/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
Just an update for 2005. The campground remains scrupulously clean and well-kept, with FREE cable TV and WIFI. Overall an excellent choice!
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