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06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is right on the river. We walked in it and it was like bathwater :) I loved it, my hubby, not so much. Our dog loved it too! Our site was very sunny, but it's long and there's a cement pad for the table and setting up chairs. We did have to drive up on blocks. We had a full hook up. The park is pretty crowded, so be prepared. There was no WiFi. They have A LOT of rules, but we saw most folks breaking them, especially the one that indicates to tie up your dog. Mgt. didn't walk around, so I'm assuming the rules are not enforced well. We had two dogs race towards us. We are hoping to stay here again, but instead of a full hookup, we'll get one by the river.
06/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
I'd like to start with saying that the folks at this park are trying to make improvements. They were installing grass when we visited. They problem was the bathrooms were very dirty. I won't go into details, but my husband came out of them after we set up our site, and he looked green. Some campers are just nasty. The staff should have cleaned it up sooner than later. The new woman at the desk was simply delightful. Give her a raise! The other woman was not nice and curt. The good thing about this park was it's close proximity to Lake Castaic. It's about 1/3 mile down the road. Easy walk. We took our dog there and the park is HUGE. If you walk there, you don't have to pay. I doubt we would stay at this park again. I rather stay at the state rec. area even if you can't go into the lake.
06/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
I have no idea what the last reviewer was writing about when he gave this park a 6. This is one of the BEST parks we have ever stayed in. The bathrooms were immaculate! The park was so clean. The facility also has a variety of activities for their guest. It's right next to a walk next to the beach. The beach was closed due to it being unsafe, but the walk is still wonderful. We also ate at Dolphins. The food was ok, not great for the price, but it beats cooking in the RV! They do have a lot of rules, but it keeps the park clean. We had a family of ducks visit us every morning and night. They were so adorable. We would definitely visit again!
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you have kids, they will love this place. It has a wonderful water park. We only have a dog, so the waterpark isn't a big attraction, but the park was very nice. The main problem for us is that you can't go into the lake. We knew that before camping here, but it's still disappointing. Our campsite was wonderful. It had a nice flat slab and very wide. We had full hookups. If you want to shower outside of your rig, you have to go to the front entrance and pay. We stayed in the "F" section and all the sites looked nice. They are all pretty wide and have lots of stretching out room. The one thing the park needs to improve is their trail system. We could not find the trail on the map for our entire stay. We backpack frequently and have never had trouble finding a path. We may visit again.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wonderful experience. We would definitely go back. We had just come from a private campground where we paid MUCH more money and their facility was no where near as nice as this state campground. The bathrooms were really nice :) We had a full hook up and a nice walk to the beach every day. You can take the trail to the beach, but it's easier to take the road. The campsites are very narrow and the dirt is the dusty kind that gets everywhere, but we liked the facility all the same. You're about 3 miles down from the main drag in Pismo. If you walk your dog on the beach (highly recommended!), they need to be on a leash. There are rangers everywhere. Happy Camping.
06/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
We've stayed here multiple times. We used to really love the facility. It's still great, but the bathrooms this time around were very disappointing. Two out of the three showers for the women were not working. The restrooms also could have been cleaner. For the price, we hoped the park was kept up better. The great thing about this park is its proximity to the beach. We walk our dog down the dune passage and she can run her legs off. The Wi-Fi also was average. The signal wasn't strong and sometimes didn't connect. I get up early, and that connection was the best. You can hear the highway if you are camping on that side. I wish they would allow us to pick our sites, especially for their return customers.
06/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
If you are looking for a close location to Carmel, then this is the place, however, don't expect much. The sites are big and there are some local eateries with good food. The WiFi also worked well. They were doing construction on sites when we were there, so the park was noisy. The bathrooms were clean, but you have to push the shower button approx. every minute to keep the water running. You also cannot adjust the temperature of the water. There are limited activities for kids, no playground or pool. We have dogs and the park is much too small to walk them around for decent exercise. 9 miles away, there is a huge regional park where we took the dogs every day. It was a hassle, but the park is a great place to walk big dogs. Beware, there are MANY loose dogs running around and their owners DO NOT have voice control over them. The owners also have three loose dogs running around the RV Park. We will not stay here again.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Enjoying this park really depends on what you are looking for in an RV park in Vegas. If you want good size sites, clean facilities, a pool, and other amenities, this park is for you. Sites 400-413 are pretty shady throughout the day. You can also check out sites 200-207 and 600-608. The next part of this review is for folks with dogs. We have two large dogs so we appreciate a park that allows us to walk them to get in good exercise. Although this park is large, you’re dog CAN NOT pee on ANYTHING along the way. Dog owners understand how HARD this is to do. So walks are filled with tugging and paranoia. This is the reason I rated this place a 7. This park has tons of dog runs for dogs under 40 pounds, but not a lot for bigger dogs. They could open up a few of their smaller dog runs to accommodate larger dogs. They have a larger dog “park” outside the grounds, but it’s horrible. It’s in the hot sun, few dog interactive play toys, and the pebbles make for unsure footing. Our dogs love to hike and hated it.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is centrally located to Iowa City, Coralville, and the Amana Colonies. This is a great area to visit. We were pleasantly surprised. The WiFi worked fine, and the grounds were clean. The campground is in a beautiful setting. However, the park needs a bit of upkeep. We couldn't use the bathrooms because they smelled bad. They smelled like rusty pipes. The water on site is well water. I skipped showering because the smell was overpowering. I'm not sure we will return. The central location is a plus.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an ok spot for an overnight stop. The bathrooms were very clean. Our site was level. The sites were very close. I felt on top of our neighbors on both sides. The WiFi never worked. I tried for two days. The only spot to walk our two active dogs was around the campground.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an ok spot for an overnight stop. The bathrooms were very clean and the water pressure was outstanding. Our site was level, but others complained their site was not. The WiFi never worked. I tried for two days. There was some space to walk our two active dogs, but you'll need bug spray. The bugs were vicious. There's also a pool for the kids. The hosts were very nice. The local pizza wasn't that great. The dough was under-cooked.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great stay in Amarillo! We've stayed at another park two years ago and it was terrible. This park was a GREAT surprise! It has grass! They have a good amount of space to walk dogs. We ordered the pizza based on one of the recommendations on this site. Don't do that. The restrooms were clean, the hosts were nice, and the WiFi worked great. We would stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is ok for an overnight stop. They have a restaurant, which we enjoyed. The ribs were great and so was the tilapia (pleasantly surprised). The park was a typical desert site. There were limited places to walk our dogs. The WiFi worked fine. The hosts were nice too. The park did not offer us much in way of recreation so we would not stop here again.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a fine park. We have two dogs, so there wasn't a lot for them to do. We actually walked them in the dry river bed next to the park. There is a lot of debris in there, so watch your pets. The bathrooms were clean and the WiFi worked fine. The host was friendly too, and gave us a recommendation for a park in Santa Rosa, NM. We've stayed here before and would again.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park has everything if you have dogs who love to romp. We have two large dogs who love to hike. There are two hiking trails on each end of the campground. One trail goes towards the rocks and the other goes to a lake. The one towards the lake is wonderful. After a hike through the rocks, we ended up on a beautiful grass field, which lead down to the lake. The Wi-Fi worked fine and our site was shady. The bathrooms odor made the ranking go down to a 9. It was over-powering. It was cleanser smelling, but too much for me to tolerate. Otherwise, great park. We would stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is ok. If you like to swim, the pool area is amazing. It's beautiful. We have two dogs that love to romp and hike. There wasn't much for them to do. There is a very small beach area where they could play, but it was under the condition that no one else was here (we understood this). The restrooms were very far away from our site. The site was completely gravel. We probably will not stay again.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park has everything if you have dogs who love to romp. We have two large dogs who love to hike. This park has a long path, a river for the dogs to swim in, and a sandy shore for them to play on. Our RV site was a pull through. It was level and had a bit of grass for the dogs to lay on. The restrooms were clean and the showers were roomy. We loved this park. The WiFi worked great too. If you have kids, there is a park across the river to take them too. This is our second visit and we always make a point to stay here when we are passing through!
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great overnight park. There is nothing fancy about this place, but it's clean, the owners are great, it's close to local shopping and a casino, and they have a VERY large field they let our dogs romp around in. As previously mentioned, they have a huge DVD/VCR collection. It's free; all you need to remember is you site number. We didn't hear any highway noise. It was a restful night sleep. We would definitely stay here again
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was an unusual campground. The sites are large, but the park is actually very compact. The folks at the registration desk are very courteous and helpful. The bathrooms were clean, as well as the showers. However, the showers are incredibly small. You couldn't move in them at all. Be prepared. There is a walking path right along side the park where we could walk our big dogs. If you take it, go right at the park entrance. It will lead you to Holland State Park and a beach area where the dogs can play. There are many activities for kids. There were quite a few running around. We would stay here again, however, not on an overnight trip. It took some time to get there.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The folks who run this park are very nice. This campground was very large with many activities for kids. They also have a small dog run. The bathrooms were clean, but the showers need to be cleaned twice a day. The park is too large to keep them clean with one cleaning. I took a shower with three different insects. Two were alive and one was not. The owner's kindness certainly made up for any shortcomings to the shower situation. I'm not sure we would stay here again due to the high cost.
06/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
The nicest thing about this park is the restroom facilities. The park is literally a parking lot with water and electric hook ups. We were very disappointed. There was no place to walk our dogs or relax outside. The freeway noise was audible from inside the RV. The registration office is across the parking lot from where you will hook up. All the sites are back in. We will not stay here again. We will travel the extra 10 miles and stay in Omaha. The park was over-priced.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Lovely, lovely, lovely. The park is a bit expensive, but we loved our stay. If you stay here, make time to go downtown. It’s a brick lined street with many quaint shops. We loved it. The RV Park is clean. The sites are nothing special, but they are level. They are also fairly spacious. One of the highlights of this park is that it’s situated on a bike/walking trail. It’s wide and a great place to exercise our two big dogs. There is also a restaurant on site if you don’t feel like cooking. The bathrooms were extremely clean. Overall, we had a wonderful experience. The only thing that would have been better is if there rates were 10 dollars cheaper.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We rank parks on three main issues. 1-the type of walking areas for dogs, 2-the size of the sites, and 3-cleanliness of the bathrooms. This park was fine. It wasn’t too expensive and it was fine for an overnight trip. I wouldn’t plan an extended stay here. The folks at the reservations desk were very nice. The grounds were neat and there was plenty of grass for the dogs to walk on. The bathrooms were clean. We didn’t shower here, however. The sites were terribly small and uneven.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wow, we were pleasantly surprised. This was a GREAT campground. If you have dogs, this is the place for you. Our entire site was grass. The dogs loved it. The park is large enough for a good walk and the campground has a large, fenced in dog run. One warning, there are wild rabbits everywhere. They drove our pups crazy. The showers were wonderful. Great water pressure and very clean! The owner is wonderful. She is so accommodating. The previous comment re: poor TV reception is true, but one channel came in great. We don't really care about the TV. The WiFi worked perfectly! We will definitely stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
If you have a choice, please camp somewhere else. This RV Park is not worth the money we paid. We were fooled into staying here by the last review giving the park 10. It is not a perfect score park. There are two good qualities about the park. First, it sits right next to a bike trail that stretches for miles. Second, it is a beautiful place. We camped down by the CO River. Now, for the ugly. A train runs all night long and is situated approx. 500 feet from the campground. It came by at 11:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. It will definitely wake you up. Second, the bathrooms were terrible. I took a shower and almost fainted due to the high ammonia smell. They had three showers, all were dirty. The showers are large, so you don’t have to worry about touching the walls. The closest bathrooms to the river sites are a 1/8 mile hike UP the steep hill you come down for the campsites. The sites are VERY tight. There was another camper in our site when we arrived. He told us that he didn’t like his site so he took ours. We hiked back up to the office to ask them what to do. They said sorry, take another site and tell us which one you took. No accommodating our situation. The hike to the office is UP hill approx. ¼ mile. They also charged us $5/dog. If this park was half the price we paid, we would have felt like it was fair. We will not stay here again unless the rates go down.
06/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
We will not stay here again. We called to make a reservation on the road, and no one called us back. We were told there was hiking trails for our dogs. We could not find them. There are rabbits and chickens walking around the park, which drove our dogs crazy. The sites are all gravel and VERY tight. The bathrooms were clean, but the showers were questionable. The mats on the shower floor were stained or dirty (it was too dark in the bathroom to see).
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great park. They have TONS of play area for dogs and the park is large enough to walk your dogs around. We stayed an extra night just because it was a great place and conveniently located next to the strip. We don’t have kids, but the pool and areas for children looked great. The bathrooms were very clean. The showers were very large and spacious. No fear taking a shower here! The site was moderately sized. We had a small plot of grass and a bit of shade. Most sites are on gravel. The store needs a few modern conveniences. They did not sell postcard stamps, which surprised me. They also had a restaurant, but did not sell espresso drinks. We would have ranked them a 10 if the price was a bit more reasonable and the sites more spacious. There was also a barking do next to us, which carried on for two days before mgt. spoke to the owners.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We rank parks on three main issues. 1-the type of walking areas for dogs, 2-the size of the sites, and 3-cleanliness of the bathrooms. This park was a pleasant surprise. We also thought it was expensive for what you got, but it was clean and had a GREAT place to walk our dogs. We rarely feel comfortable walking them off leash, but we did here. The main walking trail is right off the park and it's a nice 3-4 mile walk. There is a dried up river bed too. We let our wilder dog run her butt off in it. The bathrooms were very clean. The sites were terribly small. We had to move from our original site because the folks next to us had their slide open and ours wouldn't open next to them. If they reduced the cost and didn't place folks so close to each other, I would have ranked this a 10. It's a great overnight spot.
06/2008
rating [ 1/10 ]
Wow, we were unpleasantly surprised by this KOA. It was terrible. The bathrooms were unacceptable. There is one toilet/shower for the men and one for the women. ONE for 203 campsites! The men's room toilet was overflowing so my husband had to use the ladies room. Our site was very narrow and uneven for being a pull-thru on cement. We were told at the office if you want WiFi, you had to pay for it. We've been on the road for one month and this was the first time, especially at a KOA we had to pay for WiFi. This campground is way over-priced. We will not stay here again.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
GREAT park! It's beautiful and very reasonably priced. We've stayed at the KOA and Beaver Campgrounds in Custer and they DO NOT compare to Big Pines. The restrooms were clean and the showers were large. They also had great water pressure. Our site was large, but all sites here are not created equal so you might want to check them out. There is also an ATV trail in the back of the park where we walked our dogs. It's wide and well maintained. It was a great place to hang our hats. The Wi-Fi worked well. We would definitely stay here again. It was a great value for our dollar and the staff was great!
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
The staff is very friendly at this park. The restrooms are clean and there are things for the kids to do. We have two dogs and there were not many places we could walk them, however. The park was overpriced for what you get. The Wi-Fi worked, but we got better reception from the antenna than the cable. The park is dusty and we didn't find it relaxing to sit outside our RV. We would not stay here again.
06/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
Woodalls got this one wrong. They rated this park a four for facilities. I was shocked to see the conditions of the restrooms. One toilet was unusable because it was so dirty. I also chose to wait on the shower. The park is VERY small and there was no place to walk our dogs. We were camped in back where a train when by every hour. I was very disappointed with the quality of this park. The only saving grace to this park is the river walk about 1/2 mile from the campground. If you can stand walking 1/2 mile on a major road getting hoots and hollers from the locals, the walk is nice. The campground advertises Wi-Fi, but it does not work at the sites. We will not stay here again.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you're going to stay in Elko, this is your best bet. The park is clean, sites are level, and it's quiet. We walked our dogs around the park. Not much for kids to do. The reception on our arrival was a bit chilly. We rolled in about 3:40 and she was hot to leave at 4. She also had a grumpy customer before us, but that's no excuse to treat us curtly. The sites are mostly level. We needed to use blocks, but many folks didn't use them. You are VERY close to your neighbor. I had to close my window tonight because their was some type of fume coming from the RV next to us. If I leaned out my window, I could have touched their coach. We would stay here again.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were pleasantly surprised by this campground. The online pictures do not represent it well. The sites are not large, but large enough to sit outside and not feel too cramped. The views are lovely. The campground is nestled in a valley. We had plenty of space to walk our dogs. The SD trail system is right across the street from the campground. Deadwood is a mile down the road and you can catch a trolley that runs until midnight if you don't want to walk. We would stay here again.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
I would agree with the previous reviews. We've stayed in Wall before and I would HIGHLY recommend staying in Belvidere rather than either of the campgrounds in Wall. It's a cleaner and more relaxed atmosphere. We have two large dogs and they had PLENTY of room to exercise. The owners are dog friendly. The facilities were clean in the evening and morning. We will definitely be back when we travel through SD again. The lake was also low when we arrived, but I saw plenty of children playing in the pool, playground, and riding bicycles around the place.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
I agree with the last review. This is an interesting park! We have two dogs and they love to walk. There is PLENTY of walking space for the dogs. They have a HUGE dog run and the park itself is large. They have a lake in the back for swimming and a small pond in the front for fishing. If you stay here, it's worth it to get a back in site. They are much nicer by the water. The pull-through spaces were in the front, and esthetically unpleasing. The bathrooms are also quite a hike! It's a nice place to stay, but if you stay multiple days, you definitely want to be in the back of the park where everything is more convenient. We would stay here again.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a large park. Some of the bathrooms were not clean when I went into them, but if they were maintained a little bit better, I would have ranked this park a 10. The park itself was well maintained and there are a lot of activities for the kids. The staff was helpful and friendly. If you are planning on staying here, make a reservation. We stayed during the week and they were packed. The sites were pretty good size. We did not feel like we were on top of our neighbor. There is plenty of room to walk. We have two large dogs and they got plenty of exercise. The park is quiet. We would stay here again.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
The bathroom and laundry facilities are superior. Some of the best we've seen on our cross country trip. The staff is nice and helpful. They provide you with a lot of information about Sioux Falls and what to do in the area. The problem with the campground is the location. It's located right off the freeway so the noise was constant. We stayed in the back of the park and could hear the traffic all night. There also isn't much to do in the park. There was limited place to walk our dogs. The grass had many prickly weeds so watch your kids. We wouldn't stay here again unless it was late and we needed a quick place to stay.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you don't mind old bathrooms, then this is the place for you. The campground has LOADS of activities for the family. There are multiple playgrounds, volleyball nets, bike paths, and areas to run. The bike path is part of a large trail system in WI. We walked our dogs on it and had a nice time. The trail is wide and can accommodate a bike and dogs going in different directions. The campground host was very nice and helpful. Although there were quite a few people in the campground, it was quiet at night. My only hesitation was the condition of the bathrooms. The floors were clean, but I chose not to shower because of the old walls and rusty shower head. The soap dispensers also were not working properly. A new bathroom facility is on the grounds, but the host told us they are waiting for their final inspection in July. It looked great on the outside. I would rank this place a 10 if the bathroom situation was better.
06/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
The park is small, and the bathrooms were not clean. There were leaves on the ground when I walked in. The facilities looked OK, but not the shower! I showered in our RV instead. The hosts were nice, but the campground is not a good value.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Call before making your way to this campground! We didn't and had to unhook the car and back up our 31' RV down a one lane road because the road in was suddenly covered with 2-3 ft. of water! The host was very nice as she guided us down backroads until we saw that yellow KOA sign! The park was very water logged. We had to wear waterproof shoes to walk our dogs around the park. The bathrooms and showers were clean. Overall, it's nice, but I don't think we'll trek in to this particular campground again.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
If you're looking for a nice overnight stop, this campground is a good choice. There is limited activities, but the staff is helpful and the accommodations were satisfactory.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park was nice. There was a large field that we could exercise our dogs and the facilities were clean. Although we didn't shower there, I did peek in one and it looked clean. The camp host were very nice and their store is stocked with the essentials.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice KOA. The facilities were clean and they had a number of activities for the whole family. Our site was a bit narrow and not quite level, but otherwise it was a good place to stay. We took our two large dogs on the one mile hiking trail. We all loved it. You need to watch for ticks, however. We picked them off the whole family. If we return to the area, we would stay again.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great hospitality. Although the campsite was limited, the facilities were superior. They have private showers which was very nice. If you have dogs, there is not much to do. There's a park 3 miles away if you're up for a drive, but the park itself has limited exercise area for bigger dogs. If you have a small dog, you'll be fine as they have small dog runs. We stayed a couple of nights and had pizza delivered to our RV. This was a nice accommodation after a long day of driving. These folks don't work on Sunday, so if this bothers you, you might want to think twice about staying here. It didn't bother us!
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is ok. The sites are not large and the shade is minimal in the desert. If you like desert hiking, there is desert access at the campground. The staff is cordial, but I wouldn't label them friendly. We've stayed at this KOA before, but we may not return after dealing with a curt staff.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you own dogs, this is the place! We have a lab and boxer and they love the water. The KOA is close to two lakes. The staff was friendly and helpful. They gave us a number of tips on what to do during our stay. We had a great time. The showers were some of the best I've ever used. The sites were ok (not perfectly level), but the entire camping experience was excellent.
03/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
We had higher expectations for this park based on the reviews in the Woodalls. The park is beautiful, but not maintained. We had to drive around quite a few campsites to find one that would accommodate our 31' RV. Most sites were filled with branches, leaves, and other debris. The campground is large and we enjoyed walking our two dogs around the park. They have a LARGE tent sites and the river was nice to walk along during the day. There is a county park next door. It has a one mile paved trail, frisbie golf, and river access. The river access is very rocky, so watch your pooch! The bathrooms were absolutely horrible. I would have ranked them in the negative category. If you do not have your own facilities in your rig, I would avoid this place. The bathrooms were that bad.
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