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03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Mud: We were earlier than usual for our trip North, and the site was very muddy. New gravel/slush helped, but that tracked in too. There is no way you can connect a normal sewer hose to a motorhome without disconnecting your toad. Seems more set up for 5th wheels. 57 is rough and your exit is even rougher than the highway. There is no road noise and a very nice staff.
03/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Okay for an overnight. Store is well stocked, staff is nice. Location is right by the Interstate and you'll have some road noise. There are many permanents here. We did not have to disconnect the toad and that is always a plus.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is Passport. This has been a stop in the past for an overnight. It continues to be a decent stop. The site this time, was not level. If they have a site in the "upper, front" section: take it. Those seem to be more level.
02/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were able to drop back in for our 4th visit or so. Grounds are being kept up better than we noticed in November. They have great staff. Owners for the most part are friendly, however our most recent visit had some very snooty owners next door. This is a large resort with large sites. An 'older' crowd lives here. If you are planning to come to Titusville for a shuttle launch, TGO is a great place to stay. Using some easily found back roads, you can be at the river (and great launch viewing) within about 20 minutes by car.
11/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have stayed here several times. Most recently, the grounds are not as well kept as in the past, but still nice. There is a 15mph speed limit in the park and for the most part the cars stay at or below that. Owner golf carts are another matter. They do speed. Everyone seems very nice at the resort. There is a great nature trail and several areas that are nice for dogs. As stated earlier, we were disappointed that our rental pool site had high grass in the back due to lack of cutting at the back end area. Short cut that shows. Several restaurants near would be Steve's for breakfast and Corky Bell's seafood for lunch or dinner. On site Eagles Pride RV repair is okay but very high priced. Propane is now available from the resort. A new restaurant has opened and serves cafe type breakfast and lunch on property and good prices but very slow service. We have stayed in many places and The Great Outdoors remains one of our top stops.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This a nice, well managed campground. We were in the 'E' section. Our only complaints are road noise from I-295 and dust from the gravel roads. There is an area that is paved. E section seems more roomy. If you are traveling to this campground via I-295N you might consider taking the exit just south (Dunn road) and going East to Lem Turner and then north. This will allow you to avoid a terrible intersection turn and is only about 3 miles out of the way. If in the area again, we would stay in this campground.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was a nice three night stay. Savannah is wonderful and very close. The staff was very nice. The store is well stocked, they even have RV bulbs and fuses. The sites are not concrete, they are sandy/grass. This was okay with us as we did not expect much more, especially for the price. The cable was good. There was some HD TV off air access. There are limited satellite sites. There are a limited number of big rig sites. There is some road noise, which was hidden when we ran a fan. The lake was nice and peaceful, with plenty of waterfowl. The park is dog friendly. They lead you to your site and pick up trash at site. The internet was robust. We are not sure why a previous review was so negative.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice campground. Sites seem level. Staff is nice. Cable is robust. Good signal on Wi-Fi but speed was very slow for downloads. Dog friendly. Easy off and on I-95. Our Pull-Through was plenty long to not have to disconnect. Gravel sites with nice grass yard area. Gravel was large sized so you don't track tons of it in the coach. Cell coverage was weak. AT&T was edge coverage no 3G and Sprint had no Edge coverage. Nice small sized KOA with active management and many of the features of a larger facility. Well maintained. This is a reasonably priced stop along the way.
10/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
As far as we could tell, the Williamsburg section of the park is not in use. We were in the Colonial section. We requested a site with satellite access and were told that would require a 'super site'. Upon arrival, we re-confirmed at the desk that our 'super' site would have satellite access. Once we arrived, I thought access looked difficult but set up anyway. I gave up trying and selected the cable TV which was robust. Shortly, a camper knocked on our door wondering if we had satellite access. He could not get it either. There was an unexpected $5 'resort' charge even on cold and wet days. Site was a back-in and was supposed to be plenty long for our coach and car. Very close but we could park the car cross-ways on some grass and got in. Upon entry to the park there is a tree limb that will scratch the top of your coach. I told the staff about it twice, they acknowledged others had complained. When we exited (a day early) the limb was still dragging across the top: so beware. The campground handout says you must take your garbage to a dumpster that is far away. While walking there in the rain, we learned that in fact they do have site pick up. There is a nice cable TV system but no guide is available. The grounds are good for dog walking but watch for the ticks. Staff was friendly but unresponsive to the limb issue. With some management, customer care changes (such as printing a cable guide, re-printing the campground handout with some accurate information), staff understanding of site size and tree coverage and a lower price this could be a nice place to stay a day or two. If in the area again, we would not stay here.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice campground. Overall, you can't do better in the area. The premium sites were okay and they provided clear sky for sat. The premium sites give you a little extra room and a rather tired patio furniture set, otherwise we did not notice much difference than some of the other sites. Staff is great and helpful. Store is well stocked with RV parts and such. The "parts lady" was either on vacation or away (both) during our entire 6 day visit. Staff seemed to wonder where she was and when she would be around. We did want to buy some parts, needed a little help. This campground has the most serious campground RV parts store I have ever seen. Wi-Fi was robust. Cable was robust. There is a small restaurant on-site with very reasonably priced breakfast. Metro stop is near. Grocery shopping is near. Traffic on the beltway is horrible, very aggressive drivers! The only reasons that this place does not get a 10 are: back-in premium sites had connections near the front of site which required really long runs of electric, sewer and cable. Some coaches park very far forward to compensate for this issue. The other reason is that there did not seem to be enforcement of dog walking rules that we followed but some others don't. Some dogs were off lead and pickup was not promoted as well as expected. Cleaned shoes three times. We would return to this campground but would consider a different area than the pricey premium sites.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Once you find it, this is a nice small park. The pull through sites are limited. There is a heavy tree cover at this park but the cable TV is robust. An accurate channel listing would have been helpful. Nicely stocked small store. Staff is good. Water pressure was very low on some days. If you plan to go toward the DC area from here, ask for directions: that will let you avoid driving your coach through downtown Gettysburg (narrow streets and a round-about). A beautiful country setting. We really enjoyed our stay and would do so again.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The large pull through sites are nice. Price is very high for the area, and most sites were empty in the newer and more expensive section. Staff was very good and this park is a dog friendly park. The town is not so great. If we were passing through the area again and needed an overnight, we would stop here. There's a nice pizza place within walking distance.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We requested a site that would have satellite access. After driving pretty far within the campground and past a bunch of empty 'satellite-able' sites we parked in our site: under two giant trees! We did not feel like going back to the office and stayed where we were placed. Staff should know more about what is clear sky and what is not. This park is nothing special: the sites seem large and access was easy off the highway.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
You may be surprised by the industrial look on I-90 as you near this campground. Once off of 90, it is a nice drive to the campground. Right on the river, the campground is okay from a motorhome towing in and out perspective. There are some premium sites that seem a bit better than others, but for one night we decided to pick a standard pull-through. Check in was robot like. This park is okay for an overnight along your route to Badlands or beyond. It does seem over priced. We would try a less expensive park in the future for an overnight if in the need for an overnight in the area.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nice level gravel site. Access was easy enough. The sewer connection is in an odd location. Site 65 has a light pole that you might want to avoid if you are towing and don't want to disconnect your toad. We were able to get our coach around it upon exit since the campground across the road was empty. Dog friendly.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice shady campground with reasonably sized pull through sites. The Badlands is a wonderful place to visit for a day or two. It can get HOT and the shade is nice. We would stay here again if we revisit the Badlands. There are two ways to get to Interior from I90. I suggest that the Eastern most route is easier with only one big hill.
06/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Bees were swarming the coach after we pulled in. A small battle with the bug spray later, they moved on. Site was not level, dirt and was right off the highway. Al's Oasis may or may not be associated with the campground. Al's Oasis is down the road (you can walk) and was a nice store for stock up on our trip toward Yellowstone. Across from Al's Oasis Store is an area that seems okay for dry camping if you are so inclined.
06/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Okay for an overnight. Pull through site was level. Small park with limited facilities. Some sites were concrete, most were not.
07/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
This campground is the first one that we just kept going. During our call to make the reservation, the clerk had to ask us to hold while a train blew its whistle. As we drove toward the campground, trains were everywhere. As we entered the narrow road to the campground: more trains and whistles. Upon check in a train blew its whistle for such a long time, and so close the campground that we reconsidered. We drove through our pull through and kept going. This park is right on a very busy train line.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice wide pull through site. We did not get in the area that we were promised but the site in the 60's was fine. When we checked in there was such a line that we had to wait on the side of the county road. Once in, we were told someone would guide us to our site. The guide never showed so we made our way on our own. A very narrow turn later (barely missed having to disconnect our toad) we found our site and were pleased with the width, length and levelness of the site. You should wait for the guide who later explained he would never guide us in the way the check in person marked on the map! We would stay here again if in the area.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
An excellent campground. We stayed there for several days and had an enjoyable experience. Dog friendly. Utilities were fine. This campground is about 3 or 4 miles from the entrance to the park. Near the national park entrance is a nice restaurant. The campground also has a breakfast and a dinner served in a pavilion area. There were people enjoying each, especially the breakfast. From what we saw of the other campgrounds, if we were to visit Glacier again, we would stay at the KOA.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice for an overnight stop. The site allowed us to pull-in and not have to disconnect our toad. Walking distance to a couple of restaurants and the Cabela's store. Dog friendly. This was a nice surprise after a long day of travel. A laid back atmosphere. There may not be anyone at the office when you arrive. Just pull out your reservation from the box or if you don't have a reservation, pick an unoccupied/reserved site and fill the paperwork out. We would stay here again.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nice overnight stop. This campground is a large gravel parking lot. We had plenty of room to pull-in and did not have to disconnect our toad. Just what we were looking for. Good power and water pressure was fine. Wi-Fi was not so great. Good area for dogs. We would stop here again.
06/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice overnight stop. Easy in and out. Nice staff. Saturdays there is a nice farmers market in Madison that you should not miss.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great Park. Very nice staff. Close to town (a short walk). The sites are large and easy to navigate. A great stay. Good Power, Good water, no utility problems. Nice store on site.
07/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
A 'pull through' site will get you one of the most narrow sites you'll ever come across. No room for a picnic table. The back-in and pull-in sites seem nice. We would have enjoyed this park for a while longer if we had not been given the pull through site. There are 5 very narrow sites that are pull throughs. Unless you are hoping to stop for one night and not disconnect, stay out of the pull through sites. Also, don't accept a space in the 'lower' section if you are in a class A. It is a drive down a narrow gravel road to some very marginal sites. Power was good. Water pressure seemed high, we used a regulator, staff was nice. Good off air and satellite reception. No cable. Nice walking trail near the creek. It is about a 10 minute drive to historic Park City, and even closer to some grocery shopping.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice overnight stop. They were very helpful and the site was easy to get in and out of while towing. Very dog friendly, with plenty of areas for a walk. Low numbered sites in the 'E' row work well for in and out without disconnecting the toad. Several resident type 5th wheels in the "D" row. Good water pressure at 45 psi, good electric, traffic noise was there but easily used a fan to cover. Interstate 84 is terrible in this area. Horrible. One of the worst stretches of bumpy road on this long trip.
07/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Not Dog Friendly. Repeat. Not Dog Friendly. This park has lots of asphalt and they REQUIRE that you walk your dog along the asphalt to a dog walk area outside the grounds of the campground. There they expect that your dog will do business on a gravel strip by a drainage ditch. They also have a rule that if your dog does business on the grass area (3 foot wide strip) of your site and a brown spot develops they will charge you to replace the grass. I took a picture of our lovely brown spotted grass strip upon check in just to make sure I can prove the spots were there before us. It was almost 100 degrees and the pavement was well over 125 degrees. One lady near us was crying about having to have her older dog walk the several 100 yards to the dog walk area. There are a lot of full time folks here and they seem to be allowed to let dogs run about off lead and do business where they want. Okay, so about the park. No shade. Level Sites. Did not have to disconnect toad. Strong Cable TV. Good water pressure. One night and we left.
07/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Probably the least favorite park of our extended trip. Robotic like check in. The site we were given was not big rig friendly. The only dog in the park making any noise belonged to the owners. Not a good park for dogs. We had to walk out on the highway. Lots of road noise. Construction going north to Glacier from there was terrible. We changed our route back toward 90 in order to avoid it!
07/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We did not have to disconnect our toad and that was important to us. The rate is a guess but close. This biggest issue with this park is that the 'dog walk area' is horrible. Staff was great. Would stay here again but not use the approved dog walk area. They really need to mow it! Fairly easy in and out but you do have to drive several miles of country roads.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is now a KOA. We were pleased with the clean and paved sites. We were not pleased with the limited dog walk areas and that we ended up having to disconnect to fit into the short tight site, despite assurance we would not have a problem. Our neighbors had the same problem. They direct you to a parking lot for storage RV's as a dog walk! Don't recall the exact rate, guessed at $30.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice park and we were surprised by it. The drive down 99 is not too pleasant and upon arriving at the park, we were so glad that we made the drive. The nearby air museum is worth a visit. We did not have a problem with some local air traffic, mostly were gliders. Staff was nice. Sites were concrete and level. Would stay here again.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground continues to be a great overnight stop. Interstate 57 is a bruiser and this campground is a welcome rest. Many of the sites look out over a 30 acre lake with Geese and Ducks. Shopping is about 4 miles away and you don't have to get back on the interstate to go shopping. The owner is nice and helpful. We would stay here again.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The location is very easy to find right off of I-24 at exit 1. We requested and received a pull through site. We have a 40 foot motor home and are towing. It was easy to get to the site and pull-in. Some sites have satellite access some don't. There is no cable and the TV reception (digital off air) was okay but not great. The site is just barely long enough with the car hooked up. Pulling out may be more of a challenge since many people seem to park on or near the roadway. Staff was very nice at check in. They have a nice selection in the store. Road noise could be an issue but with a fan you'll be fine. Overall, we would visit again for an overnight.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice stop on the way north from Florida. Staff was helpful and the welcome greeting was fine. The park is very close the Interstate but noise did not seem to be a problem. Trees are present on many of the pull through sites and you may not have satellite available. They have no cable and the off-air digital channels were minimal but NBC and FOX were available. Using Dish we were able to get sat 110A. Rate reflects Passport America and we consider this campground a good stop and a bargain. Not a destination.
10/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Third Visit. This place is very nice. Our site was level,concrete pad, nice landscaping and the folks that are owners seem very nice. Check in and office staff are very nice. I don't understand why anyone would not enjoy this resort.
10/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Overnight Stop. Entry was easy off of 57. Once at the office: open but no one there. We called and he said he was near and would guide us in. We continued on to our site. The site was sold as a premium site with south view and satellite access. We assumed that would mean we could use our satellite. Well, once in our site we discovered that we were under a huge tree. The pitch of paying $5 more for a southern exposure site is not worth it. Upon leaving we discovered that we were very lucky to make a wide enough turn and barely missed a utility pole. Had we been 10 inches closer, we would have had to disconnect our tow vehicle. This was the main requirement request for our one night stop: easy in, easy out and we have a tow vehicle. Our ability to exit our site was so close to having to disconnect our tow vehicle. Upon leaving we saw that other sites were much easier to navigate and would have given us satellite exposure with no trees. So, don't 'up' your reservation to a southern exposure site. It will give you no benefit. Nice owner, level sites!
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
If the attitude of management was my only guide for a rating, this place would be a '10'. With other considerations...entry was slow,the road is fine for your motorhome while towing. The problem is that it is narrow and if anyone is blocking...it will back up as it did with us. So, check-in was a 3. Once you get to your site...they are very narrow. There is very little space between sites. Site is a 5. Shade is everywhere. Do not expect to be able to use your satellite. Cable is very good. Lots of channels. Utilities is a 9. They ask you to not use a washer/dryer on your coach while there? I'll give that a 2. That's how I got to a 7. This place was okay for an overnight stop. I question why anyone would describe this as a destination.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
I toyed with rating this a 10 because it met every requirement of our overnight stop... level and easy in and easy out for our motorhome with tow. A great place for an overnight...no kidding! I would not stay here for more than that, and that is why I rated it a 7. Check in was okay...you don't feel very welcome and you may not get a thank you. As you exit there is a place to dump your trash. The noise from the interstate is pretty extreme. We run a fan in these situations and that worked out fine for us.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Upon entry, you'll quickly see why this is advertised as a upscale resort. They have done a really nice job. The check-in was perfect, staff was very nice throughout the stay. We disconnected our tow vehicle in the large lot near the check-in area. All roads are paved. The sites are level and concrete. Landscaping is nice. The camp store was well stocked. The usual dairy items, bread, hot dogs, ice, etc. They also had a small supply of RV accessories. The resort is very near RT 131, but this was not a problem. The bathhouse was nice, showers were individual with locking doors. The clubhouse looked very nice, we did not go in. There is a mix of motorhomes and 5th wheels. The seasonal folks have nicely kept sites. I would have rated this resort as a "10" if not for 2 fundamental issues and one 'camper respect' issue that could have been avoided. Upon entering our pull-in site, we discovered that our 50 AMP electrical cord would not stretch far enough to reach the electrical box. The box is located at the very front-end of the site. To manage without an extension cord, we would have pulled about 3 feet off the pad and onto the grass at the front of the site. Water also required an extension. We had to go to Wal-Mart (about 13 miles) to get an extension for the cable TV. The second fundamental issue has to do with high electrical power. We fortunately have a surge suppressor. Our neighbor said that they have one too and had offered similar advice to others. There is a great deal of construction going on. New sites are under development (good for them!). One day huge asphalt trucks were passing by our site and many others starting at 6AM and continued until almost 6PM. Quite time is 11PM to 8AM. If the trucks had started after quite time ended, I would not have minded the construction and progress. This problem is probably over by now. Overall, a very nice resort with friendly staff, level sites and great facilities await your visit.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
The entrance is nice and easy to find. Office and check-in area are well kept, clean, and employees are very good. The store was pretty well stocked although they were out of the one dairy item we needed. Everyone was very nice during our stay. We stayed in a pull-through section "G" and the first pull through was barely long enough for our coach and our tow vehicle. The "K" section for big rigs seems like a much nicer area and is more like camping. If we were staying for just one night the "G" location would have been just fine. For two nights, the closeness to the front entrance and the dust kind of dampened our experience. "G" locations get better as the number increases. Satellite was no issue in our location. It could be in some others and they have no cable. Wi-Fi was horrible in our location. Park is clean and seems to be maintained well. It is close to the interstate but that did not bother us. Speed limit did not seem to be maintained and that helped contribute to the dust.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We camped in the 'premium' pull-through section. This is an upgraded area along a hillside. The sites are level, landscaped and are concrete pads. This is a nice park. There is a section with quite a few seasonal campers, and it is well maintained. Trash is picked up daily at your site, and there is friendly staff. The store and check in area are nice. Not all sites are concrete and as well landscaped as the 'premium' sites. The other regular sites were gravel, dusty and more crowded. The 'premium' sites have no shade. For the price, we expected cable. They do not have cable. We enjoyed our stay and will return.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
The good news is that the cable TV is now installed. They did a nice job and it works well. The problem is that the install created a great deal of mud. I am sure that will improve with time. The owners are very nice. It is very close to the interstate. As others did, we were able to drown out the noise with a fan. Still, it is not like being away from it all. The location can handle big rigs, but it is tight getting in here.
10/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Location is right off the left turn and at the sign on the right. Don't go forward more than than that if you are towing and concerned about backing. Previous reviews mention 'potholes' and they are correct. The road to the campsites is an adventure. We were here for one night and while nothing stands out as particularly poor, the potholes do register a huge negative. We had a site that was easy to pull in to. The next morning, continuing forward would have been possible but difficult due to someone parking their 'truck' very near the road in the site opposite ours. This seemed to be a local permanent site. With this in mind, we did not experience the narrow roads mentioned by other reviewers. Visually, they do appear narrow. We were able to back out and connected our tow vehicle afterwards. Cable TV reception was poor. Clear instructions were left for us before a late check in. As an overnight this campground is OK, but the price does not really justify. I'd do a dry camping at a local retailer before stopping here again for an overnight stay.
10/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great experience. Excellent staff. This resort is all that it is built up to be. From the first meeting at the main gate guarded entrance to our exit after extending our stay several times, you could not ask for more. The site that we enjoyed was well landscaped and private. Near a trail, we felt like we were the only ones there. Very dog friendly. If you don't have a dog- don't let that bother you. Respectful owners. Everyone was very nice, and the local longer term residents-owners wave at everyone! You do not feel like you've intruded on their space. This was our first stay. We'll be back soon!
10/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Upon arrival, the check-in office looks promising. Once you walk in you may wonder why they bother to have any sort of 'grocery's' there. Very poor selection. Upon check-in they will lead you to site which is nice. Lot's of locals but the pull through sites seem to be overnighters or weekend party folks. Two or three sites around us had beer cans and bottles on the tables the next morning but we never heard this activity, so they were quite. Office staff was marginal. Not rude, but did not go out the way to be helpful. The lake is far from the pull-through area. Pull throughs are placed near the main road into the campground. Selecting a back-in may lead to a better more private site if you plan to stay longer. There is a TA truck stop about 3 miles away at the exit from the interstate which is nice to have near.
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