We do not stay at KOA Parks usually for several reasons. First, we find their cost extremely high. Secondly, we don't take advantage of their normal amenities such as restrooms, showers, or swimming pools. When we do stay at a KOA, because of the cost, we expect Top Notch service. The staff here were great. They were helpful and courteous in all respects. The grounds were kept up, and the central location was good. The sites are pretty close together. But the real downer and the reason we rated this park so low was the Wi-Fi. It was awful! Frequent dropouts and Very slow response. We complained and they did have their guy out to fix it, but he didn't make it any better. As we said before, we expect Top Notch things when we pay the prices KOA charges. We will probably not stay here again.
Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Park, only 6 miles outside of Medora. Medora is I-94 Exits 27 and 24. Exit 18 is the Buffalo Gap Exit. After the exit, the last 1.5 miles is over a dirt road, wide but with several spots where it is like driving over a washboard. Do not be discouraged. Just GO SLOW and you'll be fine. We are a 36' MH with a tow car. What a different and interesting place to stay. They have 10 sites with full hookups (only 3 sites have 50A service). These sites weren't really laid out for RVs. They were laid out so that their customers can have a place to park their horse trailers. You see, about 30 yards in front of where we were parked, there is a rodeo arena corral. People come to this ranch to train their horses, to learn horsemanship, and to learn, with their horses, to work with cattle. We spent 3 nights here, and they were working their horses from about 7AM until close to dark. But, they weren't at all noisy. It certainly was interesting to, at night, hear horses neighing and nickering instead of trains or airplanes. The Ranch has full restaurant services serving 3 meals a day. The food wasn't great. They have rooms for people to stay in. They don't offer "guest ranch" type activities like trail rides, etc. If you want to go on a trail ride, you have to bring your own horse. There is no swimming pool or playground. The facilities were fine except the spaces were a little close to each other. It was certainly an experience watching people hone their riding skills, breaking and taming young horses, and then watching them learn how to cut cattle out of a herd. Our stay here certainly qualifies as one of our "mini" adventures! The owner told me that he has plans to add 30 more sites with pull-throughs.
The rate is before the Good Sam Discount of 10%. The WiFi is pretty slow at times. They probably need more bandwidth. All other amenities are just fine. As previously stated, the access road into the park is gravel and pretty bumpy and dusty, so just take it slow and easy and you'll be just fine. The side by side distance is pretty close but there are picnic tables at each site. The staff is friendly and helpful.
This is a very nice and quiet park except that trains go by, but not real often. We didn't hear them at night. The sites are wide, long, and level. There is a picnic table and fire ring at each site. WiFi was excellent. This park is a PPA, Escapees 50% off, and Good Sam park. The only complaint I have is that they do not honor the PPA or Escapees discounts on the weekends and that fact is not listed in their ads. We were there over a weekend (Fri, Sat, & Sun), so all we got was a Good Sam rate. The park is located at I-29, Exit 207, and there is major road construction going on at that exit. DON'T LET THAT DISSUADE YOU FROM STOPPING. Just be patient with the one-lane open situation.
This is absolutely a "no frills" park. All sites are back ins. It is located right off a highway and if you are not running your A/C at night, there will be lots of traffic noise. Several of the sites are used for seasonal storage. We never saw anyone associated with the park, but email communications with them are good. The owner told me via email that they are working to get WiFi.
Rate reflects Passport America. This is a good park for an overnight stay. The Wi-Fi was intermittent, but it was OK when connected. The sites were gravel, as well as the internal roads. This is a no frills park, but the hookups were just fine.
The price is based on a festival going on (Bluebonnet Festival followed by the Cotton Gin Festival). We found this park to be very adequate. There is highway noise from US 290, but not all that bad. The owner was very nice. Our site (#49) was level and the utilities were in good shape. BTW, the bluebonnets were beautiful! The roads are gravel and dirt.
The only thing lacking at this park is no WiFi. Otherwise, the location is very accessible to Waco and things to do. The lakeside spaces are well kept and very scenic. The beachfront at the site we stayed at was small rocks. The only other drawback, perhaps (and it wasn't a drawback in our case) is that the park closes at 10 PM with no entry at all. So, if you are a night owl, it may not be for you. The price indicated is with a Golden Eagle Passport; otherwise, it is $24 per night.
We found the Wi-Fi to be very slow. This campground has many many large pecan trees. They hadn't leafed out yet during our stay, but even then, in the space we were at, we had great difficulty receiving satellite TV. Our unit is a dome on top of our motorhome. I would think that after leafing out, there are only about 4 sites where you can get satellite TV. The golf course, as someone else mentioned, is cart-path only for electric carts. I don't understand why, but it's their course. The greens are very small, so it's a challenge. All utilities are excellent.
We had stayed here a few years ago, and we had forgotten just how noisy this place is! As far as being big rig friendly, we camped here in a 36' RV with a towed, and with 2 slides. The sites were very narrow and we barely fit lengthwise. The manager was very friendly and helpful. However, we won't stay here again because of the road noise from I-20.
When we reserved our site, we requested a site with clear views for our satellite. They parked us where we were partially covered by Big Oaks! However, they said we shouldn't have a problem. We had a little problem getting level, but finally did. We hooked up, and guess what? We couldn't get satellite reception. They promptly moved us to another spot where we did get reception. The people were nice. This park is right off Hwy 27 and it is noisy.