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06/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Traveling down the road and this campground was convenient for us. People were very friendly when we arrived. Site was adequate. Not many campers there for a Saturday night. Place in is need of TLC. Pool area needs the most due to broken and old lounge chairs. Pool itself needs some help with broken concrete, chipping paint. No activities happening on Saturday, which is different for most KOA's especially Father's day weekend. But we slept well and on our way. Just under impressed for a KOA.
06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here as we brought students down to Space Camp for the week. The manager is very nice and helpful. Sites were good, but its a little older park. RVs only. Close enough to check in on the kids. Showers were good. Convenient to interstate. new Wi-Fi is very fast. A number of sites are for long term RVers. They had openings every day we were there. Definitely stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed in Loop "C" which is close to the main restroom/shower facility. All the loops looked pretty much identical. The campground is very convenient to the State Fair and Harrington Slots and Raceway. All the sites were very wooded and had nice space in between sites so you aren't up on your neighbor. W/E sites and a dump station near the entrance of the CG. There was a mix of Class A to tents in our loop. We used the water park one day and the kids had fun there. The nature center is new and there are well marked trails and bike paths around the lake. The CG and park are very well maintained. For $25, it is the best campground for the money! we will be back!
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at this campground because of the award they won for being "small campground of the year" and that we like to try new places. We came in on Sunday and left Tuesday. There were very few people at the campground. Over 50% of the sites are seasonals. Our check in was fine and our site (#16) was very wide and shaded. The site was level and graveled. We had the nice pool to ourselves almost the entire time. The bathrooms were clean, but there is only 1 bathhouse with 2 showers and two toilets; however, there is another at the office building. I can see how that would be inadequate when many more campers are on site. The owners were very "hands on" and were working all day around the camp. They have worked hard to bring the camp up to its current condition. We had 1 big issue: the Wi-Fi service. It is $10 per day..way too much. The owner doesn't make any money on it, but most places it is free or much cheaper. We weren't able to get logged on later on in the day, and the service was anything but helpful. Essentially, we spent 2 hours arguing with the company without resolution. For $10 and the principle of it! The owner tried as well and couldn't help. This is a big negative for us. There are rules for liability sake, but not so constricting that we couldn't enjoy ourselves. (OK..so I can't dive in the pool or need to have the kids at our site by dark, or can only have 2 dogs.) We find that the people who complain about the rules are the ones who violate them so much. We would consider coming back if the Wi-Fi isssue is resolved. They do need more bathroom facilities. But a place with over 50% seasonals, must be doing something right.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We enjoyed our stay here. Staff was friendly and security patrolled at night. We went for Line Dancing theme weekend which we only watched. Activities were enjoyable. The fresh produce and baked goods for sale on Saturday were delicious and nice to have available. Bingo was run by Young Marines. These mature, young kids ran the Bingo better than most adults could! Bingo and dance was held in a comfortable, large recreation hall. The campground was graveled. The best sites seem to be by the creek. We had #220 which was very close to others behind us and next to us. It was shady. Bathrooms and showers were clean, but it seemed that they needed more of them. Campstore was smaller with a good selection of t-shirts and the like, but little groceries. Pool was nice and miniature golf was decent. They had a large open area for kids to play as well as a playground equipment. We will return, but will pick a better spot for us.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed at LIW over the busy 4th of July weekend. We decided to stay here because of its high ratings and reviews and because it is within an hour of our home. We came in the "hilly way" to the park which was a little harder drive. It is tucked away in the woods away from city life. Check-in was easy. We were escorted to our site. The roads were paved. Our site was gravel with a slight decline. There were sites that were concrete and had nice metal picnic tables, but I assume those were reserved well in advance. Our site was well wooded and had small bushes and trees separating us from our neighbors. There were no bugs bothering us, too! Wi-Fi was available and had a decent signal. There are a lot of seasonals at this park with many golf carts throughout the park. The seasonals and people who work there were friendly. It looks like a great place to have a seasonal place to escape to for the grandkids. They had a few activities through the weekend: trolley and hay rides, bingo, drive-in golf cart movie, miniature golf and shuffle board tourneys, and arts and crafts, etc. The camp store had lots of things squeezed into a smaller space. The restaurant was a nice alternative to cooking at the campsite. The park was clean. The showers were push-button types that are timed, and you can't control the temperature. The bathrooms were clean. The pool area is nice, especially for little kids. The big pool has 1/2 of it under a roof that can be used when the weather gets colder. So kids can swim until Nov 1st. They have unique rentals such as a double-decker bus, a tepee, a caboose, a boat, a tree house and others. The pond was nice for fishing or pedal boating. The trails need to be cleaned up and marked as they are overgrown. Overall, we enjoyed our time here. The facility is taken care of, the people friendly and there are activities to do. It was much quieter after the weekend was over, which made our last day better. The campsites are nicely wooded. We are planning our next trip here. We even talked about becoming a seasonal next year.
06/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was our first stay at this park. It is probably described as a destination park. You don't really need to go off property for much of anything. We were impressed how nice the people are and they worked hard to keep the campground clean. This KOA has a huge pool, indoor, full-court basketball court, movie theatre, a jumping pillow that has a canopy over it, several concession stands, a big game room, and the list can go on. The camp store was the biggest and best we have ever seen at a campground. It was well-stocked with plenty of food, souveniers and pretty much anything you need. We stayed Thurs-Sun on Pirate-theme weekend. (Hint: The Thursday was Free from a flyer on their website if you stay the weekend.) Plenty of activities and plenty of kids around. The campground was very full. Thursday was much quieter. Free pancake breakfast, which was very nice. You only needed to pay for juice and sausage. Showers and bathrooms were always clean. The sites can be close for some, but not any more so than most places we have camped. Our site was level. The resort fee should be rolled into the regular price. I don't mind paying the extra bit of money. I guess I just would not like to see it itemized. I think it was worth it though. We camped with teenage girls and they had plenty to do here. The Harpers Ferry National Park, which is right next door, has shuttles that go in to the Lower city. It was a nice afternoon to explore. The area is great for rafting, hiking, biking and exploring. There is a nice fruit stand next to the big flea market about 1 mile from the campground on US 340. Overall, I think this was an enjoyable campground that we will return to this season.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We enjoyed our stay at this RV Park. The sites were shaded and with concrete pads. We were in P39, which is close to the showers/bathroom and pool. Behind us was a mowed area that we could walk our dogs and further down was a volleyball net. Hook-ups were a little farther apart on this side of the road. We had to use every bit of shoreline length. The pool was very nice and our kids loved it. There was a life guard on duty too. Camp store is well-stocked. The bathrooms were clean and plentiful. Only knock is that showers cost 25 cents for 5 minutes. This is to conserve water. There is no temperature control and the faucet is in the ceiling. I needed 2 quarters! There was plenty of activities over Father's Day weekend to keep everyone engaged. Plenty of things to do outside the campground as well. Security of the park was a welcome plus. Everyone was friendly and the campground is well maintained. We will return here.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at SP for a few days last week. They do have an incredible amount of activities going on all day for all age groups. The kids love meeting other kids and playing and hanging out with them. Bingo is huge with about 400 people playing at night! It's a big place with lots of seasonal campers. The site we had was nice and shaded. Nothing to complain about there. Restrooms and showers were substandard for a 5W park. They weren't very clean and there needed to be more for all the campers they had at the park. WiFi is $5 a day and spotty at best. For the time we were here, a tree company was cutting and chipping trees in the camp near our site all day. Dog friendly it isn't! We had to rent a golf cart at $60 per day to transport our Bichons out of the park to the Bark Park (it was about 1 mile from our site). You can only keep the dogs on your site only walking them at the Bark Park. Strawberry Park is a big park with lots of campers and lots to do. It's like a summer camp for families. Non-pet owners will love this park so much more than pet owners.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were satisfied with this campground. This was a good stop for us with lots of amenities at the exit, including the touristy Fort Cody. Easy off and on I-80. Pool was very nice as were the showers and camp store. The campground was shaded and sites were a nice size. The gnats, however, were horrible when we were there. We stayed one night as it seemed most of the campers were doing the same as they traveled on. We would stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We enjoyed our stay at this campground. The owners really make you feel welcome as guests, not just paying customers. It was easy on/off I-70. We had a shaded site next to the pool. 100+ F. heat was brutal. Showers and laundry facilities were very good. There's not much in Goodland, but we are glad we stayed here as we drove through. The hospitality makes this a welcome stop
07/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
We were disappointed in this campground that didn't hold up to the KOA's we usually camp when traveling. It seemed run down and the people here seemed like they weren't happy to be here either. Seasonal(?) campers have let their RV's become overgrown with weeds and left in disrepair. WiFi was slow and inadequate. The campground was rundown in so many ways. Since we were in Springfield for a week, we spent 1/2 the time at the fairgrounds first and 1/2 the time here. It was a mistake to move from the fairgrounds. This could be a great campground with owners who want to provide customers with a level of service and not be put-out by it. We generally can "go with the flow" and don't expect a place to be the Ritz Carlton: as a sign said that this place wasn't. Poor demeanor and attitude of owners made us feel unwelcome. This was, by far, the worst KOA we have been to.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground was an unexpected surprise. It's a huge camp that has plenty of grass and it felt like we were not at a fairgrounds, unlike others where we have stayed. Security person was always available and made us feel secure. No real amenities here, but a super strong WiFi. Of the other campgrounds around Springfield, this would be our choice. It is also easy access to all Lincoln sites. When in Springfield, we will come here.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a huge park. Check-in was very efficient. Our site was secluded and very nice with a concrete pad. There is so much to do here. Pool was great. Restrooms/showers were very clean. Camp store is huge! The only problem is tons of golf carts. They are a huge money maker as they were all sold out when we were there. They are useful, but it seemed that there were many teens driving them and after dark too. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. Besides being close to Holiday World and the free shuttle, Lincoln's boyhood home is closeby.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
You can tell when you turn in the drive why this is such a high rated campground. Our campsite was huge! It had a nice concrete pad, solid picnic table and plenty of lush grass. The pool was awesome. They even had a skate park! Paved roads made it different than most camps. Camp store was very well stocked. Minature golf was in very nice shape. The rental cabins were very plush looking. Easy off/on interstate. Only problem was paying for a shower: 25 cents per 4 minutes. I had to go back to RV for money. They should do away with this. I know its not a lot of money, but its just a hassle and unnecessary at such a beautiful RV park. Notwithstanding that, this was one of the nicest campgrounds we have visited. We are glad we stayed here and will come back again.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a very nice KOA. We arrived late, but there was still activities going on. Our site was a back-in and well shaded. Breakfast was very good. They seemed to have enough young people helping out with things, which was nice. The pedal boats were a nice amenity on a very decent sized fishing lake. The campground was nicely manicured and the staff was welcoming. If we weren't traveling on, we would have stayed here a few more days. We will stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This seemed to be a very busy campground. Easy off and on the interstate. Campstore was well stocked. Showers and restroom near front office area were always filled. There was a restroom/showers farther away from us, but less convenient. Our site was a well-shaded, back-in space that backed up to another camper. Our hookups were much longer. Wi-Fi was weak and intermittent when we were here. Overall, this rated as an average campground for us.
04/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We enjoyed this RV Park. The pool was indoor. The lake was nice as well as the playground. It is a small campground, but it was quiet and relaxing. The train wasn't as expected. I thought there would be more rides or things about the trains. The days we were here, it seemed to be off days. The buildings and surroundings were very unique. We stayed 2 days and enjoyed the slow pace. There were no activities going on, so I was confused about the Woodall's ratings for the campground. Maybe we went at a off time. We would stay here again.
04/2010
rating [ 3/10 ]
We were hoping this would be a great site right on the gulf. The campsites are across the street from the beach. The beach was empty. But several cars just stop next to the road, which was next to the RV, to use the beach as well. The campsites are at least 1/2 mile away from anything. There is only basic hookups with no shower or bath facility. We had planned on staying for 2 nights. When we awoke after the first night, the sand mites were horrible. They were everywhere and I have lots of welts from just unhooking the RV to escape. We could not have stayed here another night. We thought $32 was too much just for basic hookups. The view was great, but you are isolated from just about anything. We will pass on staying here again.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We enjoyed our brief stay here at this campground. We picked up a brochure somewhere on the Gulf Coast and decided to stay here as it was close to Memphis, which was our destination. The RV Park name change and vague location were confusing (no address to put into GPS). Since we arrived after 7PM, we needed to check-in at the hotel closest to the RV park. The sites were big, flat, and had plenty of grass surrounding them. The lodge was big and comfortable. The staff was friendly too. We would have stayed longer if we were able to, but we will choose this RV Park when we are close to Memphis again.
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