We stayed in February when the weather was particularly nice. The campground was mostly unpopulated, which we really appreciated. There is a lake with a beach and a miniature golf set up. The state park offers several pavilions for larger gatherings. There is also a lodge with a restaurant. There is a golf course on the extensive grounds. I'm not sure about restaurant's hours of operation during busier seasons. I do know it was closed on Sunday night in February. The campground is adequate. The bathhouse was clean. Some sites have sewer hook up. Most don't. We biked the mile and half into town for groceries. The trail in the park is quite sandy for off-road biking. So we walked. We are two retirees, and we felt as though two days here was enough to satisfy. There didn't seem to be any attraction in the surrounding area. Golfers and folks with children would probably enjoy the amenities during warm weather.
This state park offered the nicest sites of any we have visited in several states. I base that opinion on our desire for screening and space. All the sites are heavily screened from each other and all are perfectly clean, large, and well groomed. We camped in February, and so gnats weren't an issue. Hiking trails weren't extensive, but there is a large recreation/open area on the river bluff that offers a good place to enjoy open air. We are not off-road bicyclists and so we enjoyed the flat residential streets that are nearby and are quiet. The only reason I gave a 9 instead of 10 is that the sites lack sewer hookup. While we really love the campground nearby on Jekyll Island, this campground was superior--the surrounding area just doesn't offer the sights and bike paths that Jekyll does.
I concur with previous reviewer in all aspects. The campground was quiet and on a small cliff above the sound. We visited in November when there were 5 different sites occupied by bear hunters with their hounds. The hunters and dogs presented no problems. It was kind of nice to hear the hounds baying happily at 4:30 in the morning as they rose to go out for the day. The bathhouse was clean but unheated. The water in the shower is on a timer but the water is nice and hot. Still, showering is a bracing experience in November. The government doesn't have money to keep up the trails and the infrastructure. Our fist site didn't have any juice going to the electric panel. The shower faucet is on a timer to conserve water, but the faucet drips constantly. The host was friendly and our stay was happy. November is good time to avoid coastal bugs.
I read reviews from previous campers who made negative remarks about bugs and the bathhouse. We camped at Rocky Hock anyway because it's November and the bugs are not an issue. Plus, we wanted to visit Edenton, and this is the only campground that offers full service within 25 mile range. I want to reiterate the complaints about the bathhouse. It is literally rotten. There are probably 30 campsites, but the bathhouse holds exactly one shower and one toilet for women and the same for men. The game room is quite run down. Like from the 60s. The sites are nicely spaced, but there is no screening between them. I would only camp here if your rig provides full bathhouse facilities and you don't mind full view of all other campsites. I gave the place a 4 because the grounds were neat and the owner was helpful.
This KOA was very family friendly. The manager, was welcoming and helpful. The park offers several forms of entertainment for children: jumping pad, pool, movie night, marshmallow-blowing contests, playground. There's a dog run. We stayed without children, but were delighted to see the young folks playing appropriately on bikes and on foot in games of chase. Yes, the Wi-Fi is weak, but other factors were good. Sites are nicely spaced and the road to the park is only traveled by guests, and so it's fine to walk there. It is also convenient to town and highway. We would stay there again.
Campground was adequate. The fee was not justified, however. There's a transaction fee to make reservations plus Colorado state park entrance fee that was $7 more per day. The lake was down, and park service can't help that or the fact that it's just dry and the drinking water is slightly tan and mineral-laden. We have a Colorado park pass, which must be glued to your front windshield. Permanently. We're from another state and will only use the pass for two weeks this year. But we're stuck with the blooming decal forever!!! Other states give card pass which must be accompanied by photo ID. That's a better method. I realize this practice is not the policy for Rifle St Park. Still, I would not return there . It was not even close to getting value for cost. I've stayed in three star hotels thru Priceline for same nightly rate.
The hosts were welcoming and efficient. I made reservations two days ahead, and I received email confirmation with specifics. The grounds had grass and young trees. There were playground and pool, neither of which we used. Bath house was clean, spacious, and modern. This KOA was right off I 70, and so there was road noise, but there you are: It's convenient. We definitely would stay there again. Wifi was so so, but great Verizon coverage. Cable was available and hosts even offered to loan us the actual cable since we don't carry one. I declined the offer with thanks. Only reasons I rate 8 instead of higher are1) email confirmation could have included more specific directions to the place, not just exit from I 70. 2) wifi was patchy 3) road noise 4) same rate, even if not all services used