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08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Holly shores is no doubt a nice campground - clean, well kept, lots of trees, quiet at night, friendly staff. You could argue, that during peak season a back-in site with partial hook-ups is worth 70 bucks. You could also argue, that at this rate, showers (where the shower heads don't come out of the ceiling and where you can adjust the temperature) should be included as well as Wi-Fi and a washer load should cost maybe 2.5 instead of 3.5(!). Also, the Wi-Fi signal is weak in some areas of the park, so use the one hour free access to make sure it works on your site before wasting money. This place has written 'greed' all over it and I won't return.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Park itself is well kept and clean, everything works as you can expect from a KOA. I give only six stars because I think that 69 USD for a pull-through with water & electric is way too expensive. If the price and traffic noise don't bother you, this is a recommendable park, however.
08/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
I was quite unsatisfied. The staff was unfriendly. The Wi-Fi was so bad (either not even possible to log on or very sluggish if you were lucky enough to got connected), it was one of those occasion when it'd been better to not have Wi-Fi at all. Given that the park advertises Wi-Fi as one of its amenities in big letters on their sign, this seems like a bad joke. When I mentioned the difficulties to the staff, they didn't seem to care and tried to tell me some nonsense about certain devices that wouldn't connect. The bathrooms/restrooms are ok and were clean, however when I was taking a shower, the water got cold at the end of my "washing cycle". Both of these issues, the not working Wi-Fi and insufficient supply of warm water, give you the impression that the management tries to maximize the profit by packing as much campers/RVers in the park as possible without making the necessary enhancements in the parks infrastructure to meet the demands of an increased amount of guests. This is a pity since the park itself is ok, has nice views and is considerably quiet. Could be a good park, but the way it is managed right now I wouldn't stay here again but look for some place else (which I actually did the two consecutive nights).
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wow, nice park with very nice and clean showers, friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. Used this park as an overnight stop. WiFi worked well the night we arrived (the next morning it was broken, at least the owners were immediately attending the problem and trying to fix it). Laundry facilities worked fine as well, and apart from some reckless neighbor who was loading/unloading his pickup for about an hour early in the morning at about 1:30 am, but who should have left by now, it was quiet during the night. Sites are all grassy, but rather level and spacious enough also for big rigs. Park offers Good Sam rates. Can recommend this place.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice and well maintained park. Despite the fact that it's directly at the road, it is rather quiet. There are back-in as well as pull through sites, suitable also for big rigs. Each site has a fire ring. Wi-Fi is only available close to the office building, but is working fine. Restrooms/showers were clean and in good condition. They have a small store with some basic stuff. Good value, would stay here again.
07/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Yup, this park has seen its best days long ago. Appliances in restrooms and showers are old and jittery, there is neither paper towels nor a hand dryer in the restroom. Upon check-in there is no explanation where restrooms/showers, laundry etc. are or if there is WiFi and if you need a password to use it - you have to ask for this. Here and there is a little bit of trash around and the sites are not well maintained. You need quarters for the showers. I'm definitely not the spoiled kind and since there weren't any other real problems I'd be willing to put up with all these shortcomings if they didn't charge 34 USD per night. Won't stay here again.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good things about the park: the sites are nice, the surroundings are beautiful and it's quiet. The park is also quite easy to find since they put signs at the crossings. Not so good and reason why I give only a 7-rating: There's only one single restroom-shower for each men & women which in addition, wasn't very clean. Both weren't right away disgusting but dusty. The trash bins were full and seemed as if they haven't been cleaned for a couple of days. The WiFi is only available in a small area of the park and the signal is weak. Would stay here again, still.
04/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
With a rate of 20 USD per night, there is not much to complain of. We stayed here at a time when there were no events and the campground was almost empty, which can be a little spooky. But - no problems whatsoever. Restrooms/showers were clean albeit a bit worn. If you're looking for a cheap place for the night, then this is the place.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed for four nights in this park. Had a site in the loop on the hill which has nice views. Restrooms and showers were clean and well functioning. Wi-Fi was working ok, however, the signal is not equally good throughout the park. On the hilltop it was rather weak and you had to walk down to the bench where the bird watching area is. Would stay here again and can recommend this park.
04/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
I'm not too excited about this park, but it worked for us as an overnight stop. Bathroom/restrooms were clean. Free coffee in the morning next to the office. Sites were level, but the park was a little bit dusty. Wi-Fi worked poorly. It was one of those occasions when it had been better not to have Wi-Fi at all, rather than getting a weak signal, waiting for the connection, waiting for the website to respond, seeing the connection breaking down again and so on. I don't remember the exact rate, but I think it was over 40 bucks - which I think is a bit too pricy for the value. Which leads me to another point of criticism, you can't find the rates on their website.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice RV park, very well organized. Nice and clean pool and hot tub. Restrooms and bathrooms were very clean and rather new, only the cinnamon stench from the air fresheners was disturbing. Wi-Fi worked well, too. Staff was friendly and helpful. I'd stay here again and can recommend the park. They have a Good Sam discount.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice clean and considerably calm RV park. Only downside - a big one however - is that they don't have showers & restrooms, that's why I rate it only 7. Wi-Fi was working well and staff was very friendly.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed our two nights' stay here. Despite the fact that there are a few old, rusty vehicles in the park, it's quite nicely laid out. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Bathroom facilities are a bit old but were functional and clean. If I recall correctly they have AAA discounts. The interstate is close, so you'll hear a bit traffic noise. Would definitely stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
The reason why I give only a five-rating: Park isn't particularly nice, it looks like a supermarket parking lot with the difference that it's grassy. The only bathrooms are located at the entrance which means the closer you're to the shore, the longer you have to walk there. The showers/restrooms were rather clean, but the hand dryer wasn't working and no paper towels available. Wi-Fi wasn't working anywhere in the park when I've been there and the staff didn't seem to eager to have it fixed. The rate is for a ocean front site. Sites that are further inwards are cheaper. If I stayed there again, I would chose one of those.
05/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Park is OK. What I disliked: When I arrived, I first had to empty the holding tanks and thus went to the dump station. When I was almost finished and wanted to proceed to my site, a woman (maybe the owner) approached me and asked some questions - she obviously wanted to make sure that I was not some unregistered guest using the dump station. Which is her good right but the way she did that was kind of rude (e.g. she could have introduced herself). They don't have free Wi-Fi; there is a service available which you can try first for one hour before signing up and paying. Which is a good thing because when I've been there before and the connection was horrible. Also they don't seem to enforce their rules very strictly - dogs like pitbulls and the like are not allowed in the park, according to the rules, but there was one tenant with a bull terrier. Although the dog seemed too sluggish due to his obesity to be a threat, I'd prefer not to encounter those kind of dogs in a campground. Apart from that I would stay there again for a night or two. Restrooms and showers were clean, laundry facilites worked and the rest of the staff I encountered did better than the (supposedly) owner.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice park and a good place to relax. Would stay here again. The shooting range in the vicinity is the only thing that is a bit disturbing.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park provides sites for permanent mobile homes, as well as for RVs. The areas are separated. Stayed there for one night and enjoyed the stay. The park is a bit down the hill from Highway 101, so I couldn't make out any traffic noise and it was pleasantly quiet in the park. There's a pool in the area where the RV sites are. RV sites are a bit too close for my liking but you should still be able to use your slide outs. Staff was friendly. Wi-Fi is only available at the office/laundry, but is working fine. It's a nice place to relax for a few days if you got nothing else to do but to sit outside your rig and read a book. Would stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
I'm not a big fan of KOA campgrounds, because they are most of the time not particularly nice and I only use them if there is nothing else available and need a place to stay for the night. However, when you go to a KOA, you know what to expect and so far the service quality etc. Met my expectations in the past. My stay here was quite pleasant since the staff was really very friendly and helpful and made us feel very comfortable. There's free coffee and stuff like danish and muffins in the morning. Wi-Fi worked ok. Showers and restrooms were a bit old fashioned but clean and functioning. Would stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 3/10 ]
Let's see, what do we have here - dusty sites, quite some trash all around the park, no water hookups, no electricity, showers you have,to pay for additionally, and all that for 45 bucks. To me, that's kind of rip offish. I won't stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is partly a mobile homes park and has RV sites as well. We used this park as a planned overnight stop and were satisfied with it. Personnel was friendly, facilities were clean and it was quiet in the night. The RV sites are all gravel and arranged in a circle with no trees or bushes so there is not much shade or privacy between sites. There is one or two grills on the lawn in the middle of the RV sites circle. I wouldn't come here to spend my holiday, but I definitely would stay there again for an overnight stop or two. Oh, there's also a store in the park down at the lake shore that has some basic supplies.
03/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Used the place as a stop over for two nights. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The park was OK but on one day the restrooms and showers were not as clean as one could expect. It seemed that no one was available to do the job due to a Sunday and/or public holiday. It got cleaned the next day, however. Since the interstate is close, it's not the most quiet place but still OK enough to get some sleep.
03/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park itself is OK. It's quiet at night and overall clean. The Wi-Fi however, which you have to pay for separately, is a mere joke. I could hardly ever get a signal, even close to the restrooms where the antenna was placed.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Can confirm the last review: this is a nice and clean park. Not too much to do here if you're not into horses, but definitely OK for an overnight stay or when you just want to relax. Would probably choose this park again. No Wi-Fi here, so bring your own internet.
02/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Made a one-night stop there and can recommend this RV park. Staff was friendly and helpful, park was clean and well maintained. Wi-Fi was a little bit slow, but maybe this will change soon - according to one of the staff members they are currently improving the Wi-Fi service in the park. Discount for Good Sam members is offered. Felt safe and comfortable at this park and would stay there again.
03/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
The state park itself is very nice with a couple of trails which are suitable for hiking as well as biking. However, the camping sites are not very well laid out, too close together and little privacy. Try to stay away from site number CI001 as far as possible because this is where the below mentioned noisy pump is located. Very family friendly park, and the kids I've seen seemed to have enjoyed their stay very much.
01/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Sites are huge but there are only a few trees and no shrubs etc. so there is not too much privacy. Restrooms/showers are ok but it seems hot water is either limited or nonexistent. Campground is ok but not particularly attractive.
01/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Park is situated close to a lake and generally in nice surroundings. Showers/Restrooms are clean and in good condition. There is only one shower (in each men's and women's bathrooms). Sites are level and quite spacious. Can recommend this park.
01/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice, clean park, and quiet at night. Most sites are for mobile homes. Wi-Fi is available for free and working very well but only on the back of the office building or when you're close to it. Felt very comfortable at this park and would stay there again. We are traveling without GPS and had some difficulties finding that park since there is no sign at the street which is leading to it from highway one.
01/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
A basic but beautiful park with spacious sites. Park is in a forest. Abundance of birds provides a nice background sound. Would give 10 points if it had showers.
01/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park is neither particularly charming nor particularly ugly and offers the standard you'd expect from a KOA campground. The reason why I give only seven point: You can hear noise from the highway, the sites offer little privacy and WiFi is not for free - given these facts, I think 98 incl. tax is a little exaggerated.
01/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The campground is beautifully situated on a lake. Sites are gravel and rather spacious. Each site equipped with grill. The showers/restrooms are old and could use some refurbishment. But they were clean. Wi-Fi worked well. Park has lots of nice big trees which are full of Spanish moss. All in all a beautiful park with reasonable rates, hence the eight points I give this park. Maybe not so suitable for very big rigs, better check ahead.
01/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice peaceful park. It has lots of trees (=lots of shade), smells a bit like you're in the forest. Most sites are indeed for longterm stays in mobile homes. RV sites are grass only. Yes, there are a few potholes but if your rig survived the potholes on the interstates at 65 mph, it'll also survive these here at 10 mph. Bath/restrooms are a bit old but clean. It has a beautiful riverfront and there are a couple of benches to sit and lurk for gators. Staff was friendly and helpful. Alternating activities are offered within the park (e.g. the time I've been here, one evening was karaoke night). Would stay here again.
01/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
I stayed at this park for almost two weeks. Good things about this park are the very helpful owners and the offered shuttle service. Also, despite the fact that it's not located in a nice area, I never felt insecure at this park. The machines in the laundry are working OK and the bathrooms' condition is also OK. In general, it's rather clean. I didn't use the pool and hot tub. I only saw people using it - since they had smiles on their faces, I suppose it can't be that bad. Wi-Fi worked very well most of the time. Negative: The park is not what you call beautiful and indeed a little small so when the park is full you're a bit crammed like sardines. The trains are really noisy and I'm not sure if they have anything like "quiet hours" (in an older review someone suggested they may stop at 11 pm). At the time I've been there, there was a very noticeable smell of propane coming from the neighboring property. As mentioned before the restrooms were in good condition but at that time were cleaned irregularly and not daily. I still give this park seven points because the price/value ratio is absolutely OK. I'd definitely stay here again and it's a good alternative to the maybe fancier but more expensive RV parks in NOLA. Yes, there are a lot of cats (around ten) but those are not stray cats; they are all well kept and if you don't like cats, you can still just stay out of their way. They'll most likely stay out of yours unless you leave your trash in front of your rig. Price reflects the weekly rate including tax.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
My wife and I stayed there for three nights. Staff was friendly as well as the residents we met. Pool, Restrooms and Showers were clean. Whole park is well maintained. For those who stay longer there are some convenient services like propane-tank pickups, refills and delivery back to the site. The park's focus seems to be more on longtime residents and mobile homes, so the sites for the RVs are not particularly attractive (but relatively quiet because they are rather far away from nearby I-10). They are simply like a parking lot with a tree next to it and of course the hookup panels. Slightly annoying: Wi-Fi is free only in the office building. Wi-Fi on your site is available for a fee only. Still, we felt comfortable and enjoyed our stay. We would come back there again if in the area and looking for a place to stay for a couple of nights.
12/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
I can confirm the information of the postings before. Park is very well maintained, nice and clean. Owners are very accommodating. Felt totally comfortable there. Wi-Fi was working well. Park is located directly on the main road and could use a wall or more bushes to reduce the street noise a bit. The park is not one of the cheapest and in my opinion it's a little bit too pricey but still OK for the value.
12/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Loved this place for its location, quietness, fresh sea breeze and the sound of the waves. Showers and Restrooms are quite new and get cleaned daily. Sites are level and come with a grill. Yes, there are no hookups but the dump station just outside the campground is very easy to access. For 8 USD per night I think this is great value, I can definitely recommend this place. Campground host is helpful but don't rely on his information about how to treat stings by jelly fish - better get informed beforehand.
12/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects AAA discount. Stayed there for three nights. Place is average, Wi-Fi is working OK (negative: it's an unsecured Wi-Fi). Restrooms/Showers are a bit old but they get cleaned daily. They've got a recreation room with some fitness equipment and a few games like an air hockey table but both seem a little old, too. Didn't use either. Sites are grassy with a concrete porch. There are a lot of permanents which leads to some traffic noise early in the morning when everybody leaves for work (and in the evening when they return). Bottom line: OK for a couple of nights but nothing where I would spend my holiday or the winter months.
11/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Positive things first: Owner is a cool guy and gave us good advice where to go in town. Rates are cheap, WiFi was working excellent and all in all we felt comfortable on this campground. On the more negative side: As someone mentioned before, the park could use some maintenance and a little more attention. Laundry is equipped with quite old machines, bathroom/restroom is a bit shabby and it seems it doesn't get cleaned daily. Also there's only one bathroom for each men and women. And last but not least, the office is open a bit irregularly which can be a problem if you desperately need something - like quarters for the laundry. Bottom line - not my first choice but still ok for a couple of nights if you're looking for an affordable place with wifi and laundry.
11/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Liked this place very much. Owners are extremely friendly and helpful and the location itself is beautiful and peaceful. Firepits on each site. At the time me and my wife stayed there, the WiFi was still horribly slow most af the time. You also should be aware of the fact that there is exactly one bathroom with shower for the whole campground. Still, definitely would stay here again.
10/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Sorry to say that in my opinion this park is good only for an overnight stop. The hookup sites are on a large area that resembles a Walmart parking lot. There are a lot of flies that bother you once you sit or try to eat outside. Restrooms and showers are quite modern and get cleaned daily but showers are located a bit far from the hookup sites and you have to pay for it. There is not much to do there. Swimming is not recommended. Sunsets are very picturesque though.
12/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Spacious RV park; easy to park. Level sites and modern hookup connectors. Large heated pool and a modern laundry. A big plus is the location of the park. It's close to attractions like the Museum of Fine Arts and in general it's easy to get into town. Only two things I disliked about that park: Some of the fitness equipment in the recreation room should be repaired or replaced and depending where your site is located it can be rather noisy due to traffic from the adjacent streets and highway. Apart from that, I would definitely stay here again. Rate reflects AAA discount.
12/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
What makes this park a good destination is the location. A few steps and you're at the beach. At night it's also very quiet apart from the very nice brawling of the sea. The reason why I give only six points is the price. For a site at the beach with hookups the rate is 25 USD. Additionally, you have to pay a 5 USD entrance fee per person. So effectively, the rate for two persons per day is 35 USD. I think that this is a little too high considering what you get in return, e.g. the restrooms are OK, but there is no soap. There is no Wi-Fi. I realize that State Parks rarely have WiFi but most of the time they charge less. There are no separate bins for recyclables like plastic bottles etc. Lights in showers can't be turned off after you're done because there is no light switch. So the bottom line is that it's nice and quiet but too expensive for the value.
11/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Campground was just in that shape that you'd expect from a resort like this. Topnotch showers/restrooms, a nice pool and hot tub, whole campground clean and in good condition. Very new laundry - the machines can even send you a text message when done. Trash pickup at your site. Campground is equipped with a gate and there are even guards. Don't know if that is really necessary but it's good to have them around. Stayed there for four days and would return if in the area.
11/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Stayed there one night as a stopover. Although the park itself is OK (clean, level sites, easy accessible) it's not one of my favorites. It's almost only gravel, the vicinity of the interstate makes it quite noisy, there is only one single bathroom (one for men/women each) for the whole campground and my overall impression was that this place is only about making money. Of course there is nothing wrong with having a well going business but this place just looked nu-charming and impersonal. The Wi-Fi was almost unusable at the time we've been there. Positive: they're strict about barking dogs and have a zero tolerance policy about aggressive breeds like bull-terriers and the like. Also their website is up to date. In short: good for a stopover.
11/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Stayed there for two nights, used the RV park as a base from where to visit Chiricahua Monument and Fort Bowie (which I both can highly recommend). Positive about Magic Circle: friendly staff, a website which is up to date, clean restrooms and showers, sites that are easy to access, propane available and level sites. What I liked not so much: The park itself is OK but as it is mostly gravel it it's not very charming, and since it is located directly next to I-10, it is a bit noisy. So all in all, I would stay there again as a stopover or when going to the above mentioned natl. monument, but it's not a holiday destination. Price reflects AAA-discount.
12/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
My wife and I stayed four nights at Travelers World. This RV park was one of those where I instantly felt comfortable. Well kept, clean, very nice people on the other sites (many seem to be long timers). You could hear the traffic from outside the park, but I found that it wasn't too noisy, also at night. The trains that passed somewhere nearby where the most annoying (their horns respectively). As some reviewers mentioned, the surrounding areas are a bit rundown, but I have seen much worse and felt at no time unsafe. I can repeat the recommendation of an earlier review: If you have a longer vehicle, try not to approach Travelers World via the street named Southcross. The bump over the railroad tracks there is immense, and your rig might not like it. All in all, a very recommendable place. I would definitely stay there again.
10/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Woods Valley is a nice campground and all in all I can recommend it. Stayed there for about a week. Pros: friendly and helpful staff, with very nice surroundings. As the name suggests, it's in the woods. It has an ATM and I suppose it's quite adventurous for children. Cons: In my opinion, it is a little bit too pricey compared to other campgrounds I've been. Wi-Fi is availabe but only in/near the office. You can conveniantly sit on a bench infront of the office to use it, though.
11/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
A basic but beautiful park. We stayed four nights there and can recommend it. The strenuous dog canyon trail is definitely worth hiking. It has stunning views. Showers and toilets were in very good shape and cleaned daily. Park is located on a hill and offers a very nice view of the valley. Its location makes it very quiet. Only slightly negative experience was that the dump station was out of order. Apart from that, definitely would come back here.
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