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01/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
What a gem! This is one of the best maintained and nicest layouts we've experienced. Dozens and dozens of cable stations, dual sewer outlets at long pull thru sites, excellent gravel sites and roads, and 2 fishing ponds. And, best of all is the friendliness of the staff. Very helpful and interesting folks in many ways. There are several pavilions at various locations with fire rings. The hillsides are nicely terraced with sites at a variety of levels. And how about that crushed granite gravel! Anddry firewood, too. The only slightly negative points would be that there is no shade trees and that there is some distant highway noise. Either one was no problem at all for us. This park is overall one of the best we've experienced, and we really enjoyed the Andy Griffith Museum and Mayberry memorabilia in nearby Mt. Airy. We stayed several days before heading north.
03/2014
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stopped here on our way home and expected to stay for 3 days to enjoy the area and the weather before heading to PA. Reserving sight unseen is risky but given that it is a KOA, you have some expectations of decent amenities and service. We made reservations early in the morning and then traveled 400 miles only to be agitated on several levels. The entrance was so narrow and tight that palm tree limbs drug on our motorhome roof. Then, on my way to our site another motorhome had his rig partially blocking the road because his sewer hose wouldn't reach the drain! You see, the sewer outlet is at the extreme rear of the pull through. I had to connect two 15ft hoses to empty my tank. The worst part is that my site was so tight with trees on either side that I had only inches to spare once my slides were open and I could not open my awning for shade at all. There were two other larger sites empty nearby so I asked management to change and they would not allow it because someone else would be coming "at some later date" and they wanted those particular sites. Long story short…. it was late in the day and we were very tired and so we stayed over night and then asked for our money back for the next two days, which they did. The sites were somewhat muddy and many sites were sloped pretty good. We had water, 50amp, no cable but could get several local channels on antenna. There was sewer but at a terribly poor location. The campground WiFi was next to impossible to use and our MiFi could barely get a 3G signal. Some of the poorest reception anywhere we have traveled in the USA. Overall, the place may be fine for locals to camp in small units but I would not recommend it for larger rigs. No fire rings but there were tent campers across from us with a campfire on the grass… go figure. This place is not managed very well or maintained very well. Traffic was absolutely brutal in this region and so arriving here and having this disappointment was enough to keep my away forever.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We followed the KOA website directions from I-70 East at exit 20 in a motorhome w/toad. The few signs for the KOA were very small and covered with tape. In fact, we thought the place really didn't exist after traveling several miles on very narrow roads. So narrow and tight at places that cars had to pull over twice to let us by. As others mentioned, the KOA site is on a really steep hill and the access road is in poor condition. The pull thru site we had was near level, but getting there was a bit white knuckle. The sites were quite close together and not really what I would consider good "camping" sites. No matter for us because we were simply there for an overnight stay. The staff was friendly and helpful with giving better directions to get back to the interstate. Bottom line... I don't want to be tough on this place because the staff was nice and the campground could be appealing to many. That said, in my opinion this is an okay place for travel trailers, pop ups, tents and generally speaking smaller RV's. I personally would not suggest this for larger motorhomes and I would never subject our motorhome to the risks on the narrow roads leading to this KOA or more specifically to the very steep, twisted and narrow roads within the KOA. Not worth the risk. The free Wi-Fi was weak and kicked us offline readily. I used our own system.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great city park right off a major highway, I-90. We stayed just for an overnight. The camp hosts were very nice folks and quite accommodating. The sites are grass, but spacious pull thru with nice tables an fire rings. Lots of mature shade, as well. Different rates for differing services such as 50 amp, cable, sewer. Very much a bargain rate regardless of what you choose. Definitely recommend as an overnight stay or for camping in general. The only reason for not giving a higher rating is due to the grass sites. Hard packed gravel roads are fine, but the grass could be an issue given enough rain. Very easy maneuvering for big rigs. We had a 40' with a toad and they both fit in our pull through with room to spare.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice park for a stop over or a base camp for area points of interest such as Badlands NP. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Gravel access roads and sites. Shade is limited. Pull through sites are level and utilities convenient. Sites are fairly close together. Plenty of nice green space to walk the dog and a dog run. Not all sites had cable, but antenna and satellite worked well. Free WiFi worked very well. Good value just off I-90 but far enough to offer quiet rest. I would recommend and certainly stay again.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Friendly staff. Very peaceful setting. Pleasant views of the surrounding forests and mountain peaks. Convenient location to Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore and other points of interest. Fair rate. Campground Wi-Fi didn't work for us, which isn't surprising given the rigged terrain. Our Verizon MiFi signal was weak as well. Pull-through sites were spacious and the distance to neighbors was decent as well. Fire rings and firewood available. Only down side to this campground was the internal access roads were a bit tight for big rigs and the roads had fairly deep washouts. Had to take care and proceed very slowly when maneuvering our 40' rig. Seemed better geared towards smaller RVs. That said, this is a nice place and we would stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is located in a narrow valley between to steep hillsides. The access is paved and the sites are gravel. What we liked: Friendly staff, very accommodating. There was trolley service every hour to downtown Deadwood for a $1 per person which was very convenient. The laundry was nice, but a little pricey at $2 per load for wash or dry. The overall condition of the facility is pretty decent. The Wi-Fi worked well, as did our satellite. No cable. What we didn't like: the pull thru sites were very close together. We had about 6' or 7' from our slide to our neighbors slide. The pull through sites are very short. Our 40' MH had only about one foot to spare from the paved road in front and in back of our coach. We had to park our toad along an access road by a dumpster. We had a fire ring, but would never use it because the RV's were only about 5 feet from the fire ring. Bottom line - we would stay here again as a base camp to visit the area points of interest, but would not stay here as a place to relax.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an okay place to overnight. In town location. Cable and free WiFi are very good. I give it a seven because there is no shade and more critical, the sites are simply too close together for my liking. My neighbors awning was nearly against my slide and his gas grill was about 3' from our coach. The sites are nice and level with a narrow concrete walkway by the gravel pad. Because of the tightness of the sites, I would look for another RV Park in the area next time.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here as a base camp while traveling. The owner and the hosts were very gracious and friendly. Access was no problem with our 40' MH w/toad. Plenty of welcomed shade. Site were fairly level but not perfect. Some sites had more room than others. We had plenty but our neighbor was a bit cramped. Some highway noise but really wasn't an issue with us. The laundry was better than most that we have experienced over the past 4 weeks of travel. We liked the people and we liked the campground. We had strong MiFi reception as well. As a noted plus, there were ongoing incidents with a guest and their dogs. After a few requests from the owners to correct the situation, the guest refused to conform. The owners had to have the police on site to help eject the belligerent guest. This action was appreciated by all guests and in my opinion spoke very well of the owner to take firm action for the benefit of all. Bottom line: I would stay here again and would recommend this as a good value for both camping or overnighting.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This RV Park is extremely well designed as an RV Park... not a campground. The roads and sites are nicely paved and very clean. Laundry facility was excellent. Security lighting excellent. Nice common pavilion with a very large propane campfire. leveler pads and sewer hose supports are mandatory which frankly speaks well of how much they care. Easy access from I-40 and all tourist activities like the Grand Canyon and shopping, eating, drinking venues in Williams which was within walking distance. On the down side - the noise (blasting horns) from passing freight trains at 3:30 am was very disturbing. The tracks are probably less than 100 yards from the sites. Also, noise from "working the train cars" late at night was somewhat disturbing. Another down side was our frustration trying to get tickets for the Canyon train. The young lady at the train depot decided to simply shutdown the ticket system 10 minutes before closing. Long story short... we decided to drive to the canyon. Very poor customer service, but directly related to the RV Park. We would recommend the park to anyone as a place to stay while doing the tourist thing.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Based solely on the low rate. We were reluctant to stop in while traveling through the area. But, boy we were pleasantly surprised upon arrival and found this to be the greatest value we have ever experienced. Gravel sites are fairly level and long enough for our 40' plus toad. As mentioned by another reviewer, the sewer pipe should be placed closer to mid coach, but not a big deal. The folks managing the park are extremely friendly and helpful. And the longer term guests are just as friendly. Beautiful view of the mountains and easy access to town and Bryce Canyon. Bottom line... if you're looking for resort type features such as swimming pool, paved sites, lots of trees, grass, etc., then this isn't for you. If you want the best value ever for short stay (or long for that matter) and the comfort of friendly hosts and fellow guests, then this is the place to be.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a city owned/managed park. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The location to Branson activities could not be better. Nice paved walking path to downtown and the free city shuttle trolley. The sites are close, but frankly, most folks spend their time in town rather than in the RV Park. The park is right on the waterfront which is nice. Lake Taneycomo is a cold water lake which supports trout. I did not fish but saw others catch nice trout. The park was clean and amenities were adequate. Definitely a convenient and decent place to stay while visiting Branson.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a well maintained park and peaceful park. Although it's just off I-40, it's very quiet. Park appears to be very well maintained. Friendly staff, sites are level with some shaded sites. Our site had a nice free standing fire pit and a nice swing set for relaxing. Firewood was delivered to the site. Nice laundry facility and excellent office, gift shop facility that served complete meals as well. They have a nice pool however we did not use it. We stayed two nights while visiting family in the area. I would definitely recommend this KOA for an overnight stay or more.
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