I agree with all of the above! Didn't expect anything - we were just traveling thru to Boise and stopped for the night. Very nice people, great spots, we had a good dinner in their little cafe. They'll definitely see us again. Our satellite dishes worked - there are trees, but lots of open sites at the back.
This is our kind of campground. No muss; no fuss; no amenities. Long level sites, full hook-ups or not (at a reduced fee); good open satellite dish coverage; quiet neighbors; few children seen or heard. There are a lot of permanent residents, but the park is clean and neat. It's near Fort Caspar and the fairgrounds and restaurants are close. I imagine in late summer the mosquitoes would be really annoying. The campground in is a bend of the North Platte River, but has several standing ponds. The front desk people were terrific. Finding the campground was interesting, but our GPS led us there eventually. We'd definitely stay here again.
We ordinarily avoid KOA. Most of them weren't built for big-rigs, but this one looked good on paper and was in the right location. It was very nice: excellent front desk guy; nice sites; some open, some shaded (our satellite dishes worked); clean and well-kept grounds. This campground caters to all sizes and types of RVs as well as tents and Kamper Kabins. We'd stay here again, even though it was a little pricey. But that's the other reason we avoid KOA.
We were looking for a place near West Point. This is a 45 minute drive to the west. We parked on top of the hill with great visibility for satellite dishes. (I asked for it when I called.) We hadn't been here before, but I found a number of forums where people recommended it as close to NYC and West Point. The people were very nice! They put in a new road this year to get to the top parking area that eliminates the old 180 degree turn. The office/store is being remodeled. We didn't use any of the facilities. The swimming pool appeared to be open and used. One large area of the park is obviously 'worker bees' in trailers, but it is kept fairly clean. I was told they never completely sell out, so it's a good last minute place to stop. We got a 'buy 6 nights & get one free'. It is a little off the beaten track, but we'd stay here again.
We stayed here with a rolling rally. It is a fabulous park-like setting with level gravel sites. Many of the sites are open so satellite dishes work. The little clubhouse in the middle of the huge grassy field was great for our meetings. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is low water pressure. It is a few miles out of town but we were looking for a quiet rest. We'd definitely come back.
This isn't really an "RV Park." It is spots behind the Crossroads Arena with some power and water pedestals. It apparently was damaged badly in a flood (a year ago???) and is waiting for federal money to repair. The group we were with was not provided any of this info. The guys rewired some of the plugs so our 15 big-rig units all had power: some 50 amp, some 30, some 20. One unit got stuck coming in and had to be towed. The sites are not level nor marked at all: right now. It has the potential for being a great overnight area. On top of the above deficiencies, we arrived the afternoon before the Great Tornado Attack of 2011. We had to seek shelter 3 times in the next 16 hours.
We stopped just overnight but would have stayed longer. Clean, well laid out (well, except for the tight U-turn to get out). The sites are angled for easy parking and roads are paved, with concrete pads. The rivers and ponds are great, as was the grass - we had just come from Arizona/NM/West Texas. It's west of town about 10 miles and fairly isolated, but if you have food in the freezer, that's not a problem. The staff was friendly and professional. The park is huge - we walked much of it. Great place for a rally or an overnight. We were in the front area with no trees, which is our choice because of two satellite dishes. We'd stay again!
Rate reflects Escapees. Owners are nice: said they recently bought it but have owned others. Many spaces obviously were long-term residents: normal in this area. Landscaping work is ongoing; the dirt interior roads in dry West Texas were as usual. The spaces are Very Narrow. The 4-slide guy had to move or touch the neighbor; only 7 have 50 amp. Access from I-20 was easy. This is not an RV Resort, but we'd stay here again for an overnight.
The lady in the office was terrific! Nice, informative, delightful. That was the best part of the park. Well, other than a decent price. And our site was fairly long, level and pull-through. The area between sites is nothing but mowed weeds. The roads are dirt/gravel. Sites are bordered by huge iron posts in the ground - watch out! Most sites are rented by the month, but not trashy. We took the wrong choice on our way out and draged under a huge willow tree as we made the corner (take the outside road next time...) It is close to Wal-Mart, fairly close to the cool old downtown (but the prices at El Rialto were way too high for mediocre food!) and convenient to the freeway. Would we stay there again? - probably not. It was too much like a seedy mobile home park. We'll try the State Park next time - and we really do want to come back and explore Las Vegas.
Thanks to the prior reviewer for mentioning this campground!! It's not full of amenities and is mostly mobile homes, with a central section of RVs, both temporary and long-term. It's flat, with large spaces and no large trees (which is our first requirement so our satellites work.) This is not a "campground!" We love it, as full-timers with no kids. It's close and convenient to the mall and to the Colorado National Monument. The office people are very friendly and helpful. The price seems to be higher for us: this was a weekly rate also, but it's not out of line. We'll definitely return.
This was our first visit - we usually stop north or south of St George, but it worked out this time. The park was clean & neat; the front desk was friendly & efficient. When we decided to stay another day, it was quickly made to happen. However, we will probably not stay here again - we have a full 40' MH - it was difficult to park from the narrow streets. We did it, but we don't like to have to work at parking. (And no, we didn't quite take out the palm tree of the park model across from us.) Had I known the layout before, we might have asked to stay in the overnight area with pull-throughs. This is a nice park in a great location - if we drove a shorter rig, I'd love it.
We didn't actually stay here - we didn't make reservations (they need to be made 2 weeks prior to a visit) so we just tried for one of the 1st come/1st served spots, but they were full. They do save a bunch for last minute people. This was a great looking campground! One area has big open sites for trailers & motorhomes, with views. The other area is back into the trees. We were there on a Monday and it was pretty much packed - tents, trailers, motorhomes, you name it. Good times were being had by all. We'd stop again & try to get a spot. WE DID NOT STAY HERE.
We pulled in here but didn't actually stay - the price is based on the price posted at the door. There are only 2 sites that take big rigs - they were full. The front desk people are very nice, but the owner is in charge. The sewer system is shot & we couldn't even park in any of the empty spots without our sewer hooked up (my husband thinks because we'd probably have fallen thru into the drainage field. It was very soft.) This should not be advertised as anything but a small rig and tent campground, with a few sites at the west end for the rest of the world. But, there were a lots of Class B rigs all over the place - so were they not hooked up to water & sewer??? We would not even try to stop here again, even tho the location is great and the view terrific.
We discovered this by accident while driving across central Oregon. It's perfect for the weekend - long pull-thrus, 50 amp, some shade but the satellites work in most spots, full hook-ups, picnic tables. Close to the Kam Wah Chung museum we haven't visited yet, but will. And Saturday night will be a Demolition Derby next door!!! Might not be as quiet then... We'll go. The river is just behind the campground, but access is limited by overgrowth. Several good restaurants in town, plus a fast food, in a little bitty town. They have raised the price every year it appears - used to be $10 and then $16. It's a value at $20, with monthly rates available also. We'd definitely come here again. It's difficult to find coming from the east, but well marked from the west.
We stopped for an overnight from southern Utah on our way to Boise - perfect distance. Check-in was as described - put the money in an envelope and pick a spot from the map provided. The Escapees discount was a bonus. There is no 50 amp but we were okay. The area was clean and well mowed. The old farm equipment was interesting; we didn't try the bucket of balls. The long pull-through spots have no trees, which we like because we have satellite dishes. This is a Plain Jane one or two night stop over. A Flying J is at the same exit and there are a couple of little restaurants in town, but we didn't try them. We'll stop again.
Good points: There is 50 amp service; our two satellite dishes could hook up. Not so good points: The entry was difficult to maneuver, with no place to park while checking in. [You apparently can pick your own site and then check in, we find out later. We just blocked the only driveway...] The front desk lady was less than cheerful, but it was late in the day of a long hot one & neither was I, so it might not have been her fault. The entry & turn into the back-of-the-lot pull-thrus is very tight (180 degree turn) & someone - old owners? new owners? - put in steel pipes on both ends of both sides of the sites, which are only 16' wide to start with. We only have 1 small slide; we fit. We drove by the only other advertised park in town & chose this one. Next time we will plan a trip that doesn't need a stop in Price. We would not stay here again.
The owner was very nice. The park was not busy so we had our pick of sites. The mesquite trees are still low enough not to bother satellites but they give some morning & afternoon shade. The sites are very long & level with choices on sewer hook ups. The roads & sites are gravel, mostly, but there is some sturdy grass between sites. There's not much to do in the park, but we like that. We were asked about Wi-Fi when we checked in, so it must be offered - we carry a satellite dish so we didn't get details. We'd come back - it's soooo much better than Tye.
The site was level & concrete (nice during the thunderstorms!) and long enough for our 40' plus toad. We were placed where the trees didn't interfere with satellite dishes. The office staff was always nice. The produce at the Trader's Village on the weekends was terrific. The space between sites wasn't great, but not as bad as I thought from the reviews - maybe we were in a different section. The airport/helicopter noise was distracting at times; the road construction on Mayfield was a pain. We would stay here again.
We wanted to stop & see the museum in Waco - this park was convenient. The park was clean & neat, with lots of shade trees, but the owner knew which would work with our satellites and still give us afternoon shade. Very nice! The sites are long, the interior roads are well paved, the baby goats are fun - be sure to take some bread to attract them. We went to West for dinner at the Czech-American restaurant. Yum.
First understand that we do not like KOA campgrounds as a rule because we drive a 40' MH with a toad. We've had many problems & finally given up, but this one was in the right location & had good reviews in the Big Rigs book as well as this site. It is terrific! We got an open spot so both our satellite dishes work, the site is level & long, the owners are friendly & work hard at keeping it clean and well trimmed, the laundry is cheap & clean, the desserts after dinner are awesome. There are lots of nice shady spots for those who want one. Don't know what the TV & internet are like - we used our own. The camp is out of town, but that's what we were looking for - it's close enough to Muskogee & Checotah to shop & tourist. We'd return with no hesitation.
We stopped because it was near town but then didn't leave the park. It's older, but very clean, fairly well laid out & quiet. The roads are gravel & a bit narrow. The nice lady at the desk found us a pull thru in the open for our satellites that was long enough not to have to unhook - and it was level. Most hookups we saw are side-by-side. We'd come back. Rate reflects Good Sam.
The park has great huge flat sites but little else, other than a very nice lady at the check-in spot. We were coming from the west & didn't want to hit El Paso traffic in late afternoon, so it was a perfect lcoation. It is set way back away from the freeway. There's lots of shopping about 5 miles south in toward El Paso near Mesa St or Sunland Park Dr. A Flying J is very close. The park is large and obviously set up for huge rallies. Only one section was open and the check in was in a 'temporary' modular building. It's a hike (or a short drive) to the Camping World store which is to the side of the dealership.
As stated, this is free. What a great idea! But there was no electric available when we were here. Other review sites say yes: for $10 a night. The sites are level and clean, with a covered patio with table, and your very own petrified tree stump by the door. We explored the park from here. The gift shop ladies were very friendly! And they said we could use our generator anywhere, in spite of the signs, because there was no power. I couldn't get the form to take $0, so I put in $1. Actually, after counting what I spent in the gift shop: it might have been more.
There are several small parks in Magdalena. We picked this one arbitrarily on our way to see the VLA (Very Large Array). It's on the west end of town and has a motel on site, but the sign said No Vacancy - methinks the maid quit, not that they were full. The swimming pool is a large concrete lined hole in the ground surrounded by a cyclone fence. The basketball court is about 10' square concrete surrounded by weeds. There are small concrete pads at each power pedestal, which are kind of side-by-side. Otherwise, they are back-in. The site wasn't quite level. But, it served the purpose for an overnight stay and wasn't expensive. And there were no trees to block the satellites. We probably wouldn't return here - maybe go on to the campground 14 miles west, which also uses a Magdalena address.
We tried to find any park in the Bentonville / Fayetteville area that our big rig would fit into and allow satellite dishes to work. Most in the area are small public parks with trees. This one is terrific: nice owner, huge sites, 30/50 amp service, open area for our satellites, but they have trees and wireless also. We'll be here several days as we explore NW Arkansas. The campground apparently don't advertise in the big books; I found it on this site - thank you! Don't know how the other camper got away with $15 - ours was $28 as on their website. No credit cards. We'd come back.
This is a terrific campground, even though rated low. We are full-timers and drive a 40' diesel with a toad. We are careful about where we go, usually. This camp is an adventure to get to: north from Dyersville about 4 miles then left on Vaske Road for .7 miles, then, just after the "pavement ends" sign, turn left on New Wine Park Lane. (I found no directions anywhere for it.) Continue thru the low trees on a narrow road. Finally cross a narrow one-lane bridge and drop down into a beautiful little camp. It was flooded a month ago, but some sites are graveled again. There's 15 and 30 amp power and water at each site, a dump station at the restrooms. There are lots of tent sites and a playground area; 6 or 8 sites will fit bigger rigs. And, our internet satellite dish works from site 1! Life is good. Dyersville is home to The Field of Dreams, miniature toys at the National Farm Toy Museum, and St. Francis Xavier Basilica - worth the visit alone. We'd come back.
We liked this park a lot - especially the huge, long, level pull-through sites, with grass, concrete pad & table. It was neat and clean. We only stopped overnight and left the toad attached, but still had lots of room. The newer section at the back has small trees, which our satellite dishes like. The sites are side by side, but not overlapping like some. The front desk was very nice. If we had stayed longer, we'd have checked out the great county lake and park which is nearby. The price was a pleasant surprise also. We'd definitely return.
We picked this park from the big book of parks because we changed routes mid-day & didn't have a chance to check this much more reliable site. Their ad says it is "New" - maybe not. There are more sites than shown on their map - maybe that is the new part? Pros: It is close to the freeway; there are no trees to block our satellite dishes; they've designed the sites for maximum privacy, considering the rigs are very close, there is some grass near the pull-thrus, there is a restaurant at the motel near the large swimming area. Cons: We were tired & cranky, the road from the motel to the RV area is nasty with 4" drops, the roads and sites are dirt and dust, the sites are narrow, the majority of sites were long-term visitors. We would probably find another place next time.
This is a plain & simple campground tucked to the eastern side of Svenson/Swensons RV on the east side of Minot. No fancy landscaping, but there are grass strips by each huge pull-through site. The manager was friendly and efficient! Getting in was a bit confusing - turn north off Hwy 2 at 20th (which isn't all that well marked, but the Swanson signs and inventory are visible) - you have to drive into the RV Sales area, past the repair bays and follow the (little) signs to the RV Park sign-in area. The price was right, there are no large trees to block our satellites.
This campground is also listed under Leavenworth, WA, but it's actually about 5 mi east and 7 miles south of there, so I've included the more proper town also (but it's also 7 miles south of Peshastin.) Check the other location for more ratings. There are many styles of sites - in the trees, back up against the river, open for my satellites to work, short ones and long ones, all but one are back-ins. The roads are okay but not paved nor very wide. The sites are mostly level - all have a picnic table and fire pit. Many have nice grass. The manager was very nice & helpful, which helped the rating. We arrived on a sunny day, which made everything nice after being in Seattle in the rain for a week. We'd stay here again.
We liked the park - there was a very nice front desk lady, who was willing to tell us what to see in the area and where to eat. Even though we drive a big rig, we chose to take one of the 'normal' sites (30 amp, $26 vs $41, smaller.) It was just fine. Long enough for our rig and toad, level, nice grass, picnic table, no trees big enough to block our satellites. We were amidst the long-termers, but they were clean and neat. We were just taking a couple of days of chilling out after being near too much family for a week, so this was perfect. There's lots to do in the area, especially. if you are outdoorsy. Go to Joseph and see the bronze sculpture works; take a Hells Canyon jet boat ride; climb in the Eagle Cap Wilderness area. Pendleton of the Roundup fame is just up the road a piece; Baker City, with a great Oregon Trail exhibit is south. We'd stay here again.
As others have said, this is a brand new park. They have various sized sites, which is good - under 40', 40', 60'. Different prices for each - I like this; big rigs pay more, which is okay. Good points: no tall trees yet so the satellites work, paved roads, concrete sites, sites at a diagonal, space for a toad, a nice play area for kids away from the sites, close to the freeways (the park, not the play area). Bad points: close to the freeways, sites slope at the ends - some jacks are way up; roads are narrow - in a brand new park this is a disgrace. Another foot wider would have made turns easier. The 40' site is barely that - we have a 40' MH and it hangs out at both ends. Would another foot have hurt? Next time we will go for a 60' site! The front desk people are nice, but need some more training on dealing with customers, the equipment & the computers. The clubhouse is immaculate and friendly. There are at least a couple of outlying restrooms - didn't check them out. We were told the workers will mostly be leaving the end of the month. The placement of the power pedestals is a problem - they are way forward in the site, more than halfway to the front - our power cord had to stretch. The neighbors almost couldn't open their slide - there was a 2" clearance over the top of the pedestal. So, will we stay here again? Probably, because they don't have the trees the KOA has, but KOA is lots closer to the genealogy library. There is no shuttle or bus into town from here yet.
We were here before the trees had leafed out, so it was pretty open. The sites are long and level, most are side-by-side hookups. There is some grass at most sites. The southern end sites have fairly good satellite access. The park was fairly empty but appeared clean and tidy. It was cold & rainy and we didn't check out the main buildings and game room. It's too early for the pool to be open. The area has fantastic ATV trails - the Paiute ATV Trail is 240 miles long, so this would be a good location. The owner was friendly and helpful. We'd stay here again.
This is one of those "does it suit your needs?" campgrounds. It was perfect for us - close to the freeway, huge pull-through sites (unhooking the toad is not necessary), full hookups if you wish, open skies - no trees (the satellites loved it), really low priced (don't see many of these prices anymore). It isn't a resort, it isn't close to shopping & restaurants, it doesn't have a pool, it has a lot of train noise (but we cheat - we have a well-insulated MH and close the windows)... No problem. We'll be back.
This park is also listed under Cortez, Colorado - which is 11 miles north. I looked for it & didn't find it, so I'm adding another entry. We really liked the park - flat, level, graveled sites long enough for our 40' MH & tow car, with grassy patches between sites. Some sites shady, others open - great for satellites. Our price was for water & elec only, full hookups are $26. Good Sam discounts. We didn't use it, but they have an excellent list of cable TV channels. The casino next door has a restaurant. We will use the park as a central point to explore 4 Corners, Monument Valley & Mesa Verde. The only weakness is in the store supplies - it's a long way to town. We would come back here.
We've stayed here before. This time wasn't planned but an unexpected snowstorm hit central Utah and we pulled over (this is Sept!!!) It is very convenient to I-15 - pull off on the northern exit for Fillmore and drive into town; it's past the golf course on the right. The park has been enlarged, with open areas for big rigs. The owners are friendly and accommodating! The store is stocked with some basic stuff and souvenirs. We admired the snowman built by guests, but didn't participate.
We just stayed overnight. There were only a couple of spots left at 5 pm when we arrived. Ours was a back-in. Our satellites worked - only a few sites have trees. Not good grading on the interior road & the sites aren't too level, but the price is great. The entrance driveway is at the main casino front, then turn sharp right, go to the 2nd driveway into the RV area on the right. We had to do the "around the block" routine to get back, thinking there would be an RV entrance. The free margaritas at the casino were marginal.
This will be a 10 when completed! The sewers aren't yet functioning but all sites will have them. The owners are terrific (and guided us to the best priced meal in town - Yum!) The sites are level, clean and terrific, with a view of the golf course. The hookups are side-by-side, but we can live with that - besides which it isn't yet discovered and it's the wrong season so it's sparsely settled. Their website needs some work for the RV part, including a map. The park is close to shopping and sights to see. There are no trees to block my satellites. Life is good. We'll be back.
We stayed here because it looked OK from their website, & because there was only 1 park in Westport reviewed - we need choices! The town has bunches of RV parks - some are less than quality-looking locations. The other rated park is larger & nicer than this - we drove through it. This park is behind & beside a motel. Nice owners. Older park with a paved circular road & some gravel ones. Sites are mostly level, with side-by-side and back-to-back hookups. In the busy season it's probably not as nice as now. We have satellites & got to pick our own site - we have great reception. The laundry room has 4 washers & 2 huge dryers at reasonable prices. There is a fish cleaning table & sink. Appears to be a number of full-time sites, but there was in and out movement besides us. The pool was closed for the season before our arrival. If we come back to Westport we'll probably stay in the other park, but would stay here also.
This is a Plain Jane park; the managers were very nice as we checked in. The sites are graveled - long and level, some small shade trees, 50 amp power, a N/S orientation on sites, so the satellites work great. The cellphones don't if you are Cingular, but 2 yrs ago when we were here my Verizon worked on roaming - we were parked south of town then. There is a grocery store across the street & one within walking distance to the south. There are not a lot of choices on restaurants in town. Challis (pop. 900) is on the beautiful Salmon River in central Idaho; be sure the visit the Land of the Yankee Fork Interpretive Center just south of town - a joint federal/state venture.
Most of what was stated before is still accurate. Sites are side-by-side, mostly large, level and grassy, no amenities, some trees (including some trees in the middle of pull-through areas), water/elec hookups at most sites. The sites are aligned N-S so our satellites worked. Signed ourselves in at the "office." At the P/A price (2 day limit) this would have been a decent place to stay. At Good Sam rates, it was way too expensive. But it's the only one that we could find close to St. Anthony to visit family. It almost filled up by dark. It's close to the freeway and a decent driving day from or to Yellowstone, but next trip we'll probably go back out to the dunes area.
We picked the park because it had electric hook-ups & it's been hot. There are lots of state & federal campgrounds nearer the dam & reservoir, for dry camping. It is a Plain Jane campground - flat spots, graveled roads and sites, grassy areas between the large pull-through sites, boat storage out back. No swimming pool. No play area. Many of the river guides live here summers, but the place is fairly neat and tidy - and they have a pond with baby ducks! There are picnic tables at each site. There are no large trees - hurrah for the satellite-users. (Which contributes to a high ranking from me.) There are a few small trees planted that someday will grow up. The on-site store / gas station has almost anything you'd want. The desk people were nice. We'd come back again.
We've stayed here before in past years, but it's better now - they've enlarged and added 10 or so big-rig sites - 50 amp hookups and nice & open for satellites. Great shady areas are in the older part. The owners are nice and the location is close to town and freeway access. This is a halfway point for us from Las Vegas to northern Utah. The old Territorial Capital building museum in downtown is terrific. We'll stay here again.
We stayed here a couple of years ago & returned because we like it - size, location, amenities. I read the review re: thefts & asked the office about it - the mgr says there was one incident some time back where multiple campers had stuff stolen the same night, it wasn't many separate occasions. I'm not sure what kind of security might have prevented any of this. It's not a bad neighborhood; there is only one way in & out. We'll stay here again.
We couldn't get into our usual Seattle area park - this was the only one with a spot available. It's newish, clean, paved and landscaped, with nice management. Lakeside RV is right next door. The spaces here are very tight! We have a 40' rig & tow with 1 narrow slide - we barely fit in - but there was a big Prevost up the aisle, so anything is possible. Our tow car fit beside us. No tall trees, so our satellites both worked. The surrounding area along Hwy 99 has lots of RV shops & supplies. Freeway access (leaving) is fairly easy via Airport Rd. We came in from the I-5/I-405 direction, connecting to Hwy 99, which worked well.
We were forced to stay in Moses Lake due to coach damage and repairs. This park is not listed in TL but has signs on the highway; it's the closest RV park to town - 2 miles south of I-90. From the office building, it was obviously once a KOA. The way back section is nice mobile homes; there are quite a few long-long-term residents scattered on the outer edge, but pretty well kept up. The huge trees were trimmed this week & some taken out. The owner's wife has a beauty shop in the office. Parking is all on grass but the interior roads are good pavement. No recreation & not too attractive from the road, but we were okay and our satellites worked. Some of the sites are shady. Recent additions include 50 amp hookups (but only the 30 amp are available without him unlocking them.) Most hookups are side by side. We'd stay here again - but only if we could think of any reason in the world to come to Moses Lake...
This is a great state park in northern Idaho. It is capable of large group events, has a model airplane field, it's close to Lake Pond Oreille. The sites were level and paved in the area we were in. There are dump stations but no sewer connections. A great firepit was back of us, the horseshoe pit next to it. We had 50 amp hookups and our satellites worked! We'll be back.
There are not a lot of choices in Cranbrook, especially for a big-rig. This was the best of the lot. It's on the north end of town on the east side of the highway. The outside circle is 30 amp back-ins, the inner part is big rig pull-through sites with 50 amp service. There are no fancy amenities: weedy grass and gravel roads, not many trees, two narrow entrances, a noisy pub just over the fence. The check-in is at the Super 8 motel next door, but don't pull into their lot! There's no turn around room!! (Okay, unhook and back around.) I wasn't too impressed by the town either, btw.
The Westerner is a large county fairgrounds kind of place with agricultural exhibit buildings. There is a traditional campground, in addition to powered sites around the pavilions. The sites were level gravel, the interior roads paved, the landscaping well done, the whole area clean. Well, except Monday morning after the fair and chuckwagon races and accompanying celebrations. None of which kept us awake, but the garbage cans overflowed. It was a little difficult to locate, but all the way from the highway there were signs to follow. The front desk was young hired help when we checked in, but they were mostly competent. We'd stay here again.
This small municipal park is a jewel! Cardston is small & off the beaten path, but close to Waterton Lakes/Glacier Park. There's a terrific antique carriage museum in town, a good visitor's center, 18 hole golf course, & an historic old Mormon temple built in 1915 or so. The campground is easy to find - good signs - has full hook-ups, nice wide interior roads, lots of grass, fire pit sites & wood for sale, level sites, lots of play area. As a bonus, our internet satellite even worked between the trees! We'd stay here again.
We were here 4 days with a big rig rally just back from Alaska. People were nice; the park had areas under construction; the sites were mostly level but close together; the rec hall was a life-saver for meals & meetings; the firepit was well used. It is out of town a mile or so, but this isn't much of a problem. As always on this trip, fitting 27 big rigs into a park was an experience, but it worked. We'd stay here again.
We stayed only one night with a rally of big rigs. The facilities were okay; no landscaping, gravel roads that were tight to maneuver, very little room between sites. The entrance was a little difficult to find off the frontage road off the highway. There's a great pub across the highway with really good food.
The park has a great location near gas station, grocery store, within walking distance of downtown - but then almost all parks are in Valdez. It is noisy near the roads and near the gas station. The sites are level, full hookups, including 50 amp, but not overly large. There is no landscaping. It looks as good or better than others in town - all appear similar.
Nice park mostly on a slope so each site is at a different level. Good view of the mountains across the bay. Road & sites are gravel. Most are back in sites, with garbage cans at each one. There is a nice deck for group or family gatherings - with a view. Safeway is just up the street; Homer spit is driving distance. Supposedly wi-fi but ours didn't hook up; we didn't check with the office to see if a special code was necessary (cause we have our own.) We'd come back.
We were here with a big-rig rally of over 25 coaches - a strain for almost any park. This was not one of our finest picks. The manager & employees were really nice is my best comment; the free WiFi is second. I have no idea how they got their TL ratings. The sites are small & not level, the roads are narrow, I wasn't impressed by the showers when I looked in, the ambience is lacking a lot. Our group didn't help things any by parking toads encroaching into the roads, but there wasn't any place else! This was not built as a big rig park - it has a few sites. Get one down toward the front gate, if possible (but then you are blocked in by arrivals.) Train noise was occasionally like a small earthquake - it’s just over the creek - & plane noise was not overpowering, but there. However, in perspective, if looking at the other Anchorage area park ratings, this might not be all that bad. The ‘interesting’ group of tent campers across from us may have influenced our attitude. You can walk to see the salmon in the river, a bit longer hike to the Ulu factory, train depot, Saturday Market & downtown. A free shuttle comes by the front gate.
We were here with a big-rig rally: 27 of us. We all fit in, barely, around the huge boulders protecting the utility posts. All pull-throughs in our area, but we had to unhook first. Glad we had a parking committee! All side-by-side hookups, no 50 amp, nor water, nor sewer in our area. Close to walk to shops and tours. Our internet satellite worked, but the park has wireless. Showers cost $2; there were water hookups near the coaches, but one guy said there was no water. We like this type of open, graveled camp better than one tucked under the trees, but it wasn't great.
We were here with a big-rig rally. All fit in, but some took some maneuvering. Nice people. Great gift shop, but pricey. Sites not necessarily level, and quite tight. Full hook up sites available. Roads narrow. Great stuff about them: right on the beautiful river, free wireless, clean & well-kept, nice restaurant next door at their cabins facility. It's across from the airport, so there is some noise. Finding the entrance is challenging - it's just off Airport Way. They will help with tours of the area. We'd stay here again.
We were in a caravan with 26 other big rigs - all fit in. Nice people. Clean facilities. Good laundry. Free wireless. The location is easy to get to town & other attractions. The sites were tight for big rigs - a few branches had to be trimmed. They have a place to wash rigs and cars. Good gift shop, nice TV / internet lounge.
Great management attitudes! We were on a rolling big-rig rally & they got us in & parked with few stress attacks. The sites are north-south oriented & satellites worked great! Some sites are pull-throughs. We were only there overnight & didn't get a chance to check out the town or facilities further. The park is south of town a few miles.
We were here on a rally with multiple big rigs - came in one afternoon and left the next morning, so we didn't check out too much. All the rigs fit in - with a shoehorn, but no problems. We could walk to town, but it's uphill coming back. The site is down off the main highway and has some noise. There is email/internet available in the office for a fee.
This is one of the best KOA parks we've stayed at (for our needs) - it has lots of choices - big rigs, trailers, tenting, cabins... We are fulltimers in a 40' coach with 2 satellites - it took a change or two, but a couple of the spots work great. The owners/managers were very nice to work with!! No 50 amp, but that's okay for us. The camp filled up by evening (it was a Friday in June) - everyone we met was friendly and well-behaved, even the dogs. We didn't use the pool nor the showers. The office has some supplies and books to trade.
We've stayed here prior years and liked it. The owners are updating sites to accommodate big rigs - previously a lot of the clientele appeared to be small trailers. Summer rules now include a 2-week stay limit, so no permanent residents. The grounds appear well-taken care of. The roads are a wee bit wider in places but the pull through sites are a good length. We'll be back.
We stayed here accidentally and were pleasantly surprised. It has a bad street image: looks like a dingy mobile home park. In fact, it is. But, it has a new section in the back of about 30 sites that are not only big rig friendly, but some are satellite friendly (no mean trick in tree-filled Bend.) Some sites are pull through, but most are back-ins. Our 40' rig fit in easily. It's close to Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer and an outlet mall. The management was friendly and accommodating, even though one had problems with the credit card machine. The price is way below Crown Villa. We'd stay here again.
Fairly large sites with paving and gravel between. Pull throughs are long enough for our 40' coach & toad. Nice office staff. There are many monthly/long term units, but all look in good condition - no garbage laying about. Walking distance to Sam's Casino. Satellite dishes worked great. There is a security gate staffed fulltime. The interior roads are a little narrow, but we got in with no problems.
This is a brand new park. The rating is down only because of that. Not all facilities are totally in place. Only half the park is currently open; the expansion for about 118 more spots is partially completed. Indoor pool and spa. Nice clean laundry room. The front desk is friendly but not too familiar with the details or directions. They have restrictions on age & condition of rigs. It is great for satellites - no tall trees. Fiesta RV closed recently; Playground is a mess; this park will fill the western Boise/Meridian area need. Not a lot of play equipment, etc... for children - this is more an adult park.
This park is no longer a KOA. They didn't have any new signs up when we stayed - we had trouble finding it. The store/gift shop area appeared to have been recently stripped, but the change in ownership is almost a year old. Parking is all on grass, which is good unless it has been raining. Lots of permanent residents, especially in the back corners. Very tight corner getting out. We won't stay here again in our big rig.
This is a beautiful campground. It is also one of my husband's best excuses for not trusting me when I pick a park. He loves to tell of the harrowing journey down the canyon - backing up at the hairpin turns in order to make it around (we had already unhooked the tow) - and then back up the canyon - with me as the outrider so we wouldn't have to back up for anyone approaching. We still laugh. But the park was great. And the people really nice. (He won't take our 40' rig down there again.)
We were here for 2 weeks, including a MH group rally for a few days. We liked the park a lot. The owners are hands-on managers. There is good grass and gravel, firepits at each site. Sites are a little uneven in places, and hookups are side-by-side - but the open grassy area between rigs is great! Not a lot for kids to do - walk to the lake; go down the road a mile to rent a horse; swing... but we didn't bring kids, so it was okay. Big rigs fit in nicely; the satellites hooked up easily - no tall trees. No highway noise; no railroads nearby. Lots of people are return visitors. Now, if they could just make the fish bite!
The lower rating is based on the size restrictions in the park - we live in a 40' MH and the very, very narrow interior roads and quantity of trees made getting in & out very, very difficult. We needed a place to park overnight. The staff was nice, but overwhelmed at the time we checked in. The park is clean & well cared for. Some of the trees need to be cut higher - we definitely cuddled with some - it appeared it wasn't a tree expert that did what cutting has been done. Our satellites worked from one of the W/E only sites, which was cool. Comments I overheard indicate computer hookups are not going to be a priority with the owner. This is a family camper campground, not for full-timers in big-rigs. Which is great - it's just not us.
Typical KOA - lots of huge trees, not much capital expenditure in the past. Several loads of gravel would help the recently rained upon sites; we tracked a lot of mud & dirt in. The park has enthusiastic (and nice) new owners this spring; they have plans to upgrade stuff as possible. They've trimmed up trees & done pool work already. The interior roads are in good shape. We live in a 40' MH - maybe some sites have satellite abilities, but not many & not ours. But, a nice bonus - they offer free WiFi. Cool! The owners would like to add some E/W only big-rig sites with no trees. Keep that thought! When are the rest of the KOA people going to discover the Big-Rig consumer??? The location is good - you can walk to town with not too much effort. The MT-DOT lot behind the park offered early morning noise. This is one of the easiest KOAs to get in and out of we've found - 3 sides have city streets. Be sure to drive in from the highway by their directions - there is a low bridge in the middle of town.
I agree with the prior rating - we like big open spaces with few amenities. We full-time & don't use most campground facilities. The price is right on this one. It's not too close to town & the wind blows a lot, but that's not the campground's fault. The hosts are nice. No credit cards. Several large rallies for big rigs will be here this summer before & after the big Minot FMCA gathering. Our phones & satellites worked.
We like level spots with access for satellites & phones, long enough for our 40' rig & toad. This place has it all. It's not a destination resort! The owners were new at the time we were there & doing a lot of maintenance and fix-up. They were very nice ! I agree with the other review - the wind blows too much, but I don't suppose that's the campground's fault.
We probably wouldn't have stayed here due to the lukewarm verbal reviews above, but it is close to Spam. We liked it. The park has enlarged in the last few years (the prior site count on this was 150) and the sewer/water is upgraded. It's still a family campground with an area of seasonal people - esp. the waterfront sites. We parked our 40' motorhome on the grass under the trees with just w/e and loved it - the satellite even worked, which is our gauge of a good park . Our lady at the front desk was terrific, but I saw others later that weren't. Great store supplies of every kind - even a hammer. The highway noise wasn't bad & we were on the close edge. I wouldn't want to stay here on a weekend in high season on a holiday, however. It probably gets bizarre. Lots & lots of stuff for the kids to do.
We've stayed here a couple of times (family in the area.) It's okay: they've cleaned up the overwhelming geese and goose droppings from the last visit! It was pretty gross before. The lake is pretty. The roads are in good condition but fairly narrow. The area was well groomed and clean. There aren't a lot of other places to choose from. It surprised us, but our satellites worked. The area is in a little valley and was on the edge of our footprint for the Internet satellite.
We stayed a couple of days and liked the park. No trees to block our satellites. No problems with the office. Nice level concrete and grass sites large enough for big rigs. The laundry room was clean and large. We are used to airport noise - we've stayed under a few of them. It was easy to get downtown for sightseeing, and we went just up the river to a great restaurant for dinner on the deck.
An okay park. Tall trees are only around the perimeter. Both our satellites worked. It must have been a KOA - the distinctive office remains. It's off the highway a ways, the sites aren't too level, the roads aren't too wide, the kids in charge the afternoon we checked in weren't too happy to be there. There's a new Home Depot and Super WalMart at the highway turnoff. The park was busy, esp. on weekends. It's within commuting distance to Milwaukee & Racine. The pool was popular with the kids. Only about a third of the sites have sewer; the line-up to dump as people left after the weekend was long.
Most of my comments will be somewhat negative, but we had a great time there! Spaces are tight, lots of low trees, only one trash area, lots & lots of kids, side-by-side big rig sites. BUT they have an area near the entrance with huge pull-thrus and no trees; the swimming pool is down the road a tad; the river is really cool; canoes are available. The river-front sites appear to have been advance reservations with lots of groups. We were there accidentally for the town Copperfest - parade, food, flea market, arts & crafts, fireworks. People at the park were nice - employees and campers. Definitely a family park. Most units were pop up and out campers or smaller trailers.
We fulltime & like open spots for satellites. This park is mostly shaded but mgmt was good to work with us. They knew which sites would work! We came in for 10 days with no reservations a few days before Memorial Day - we had to move to a small hidden away spot just for the weekend, which was okay. The park has tons of stuff for kids; I beat my husband at miniature golf. The crowds over the holiday weekend were massive, but well behaved. There were movies & hayrides. The owners took over 2 years ago & are really hands-on. I was impressed by the cleanliness & well landscaped grounds. It is pricey, but we'd come back again.
We were in the area to visit family & found the park in an Idaho RV book. It's built for sand dune players! Great access just over the hill! We aren't sand dune players, so it wasn't as fun. Everyone else had lots of toys - ATVs and rail cars, etc. The landscaping is minimal, but many sites have have concrete pads. There's lots of sand and dirt, of course, but some grassy areas. A big area for dry camping is available for $12. At the main road turn off is a store and office, but they weren't functioning that day. We wandered up to a house in the trees (yes, there were trees near the dunes!) to register. Our satellites and phones worked great and the site was large enough for our 40' rig and toad. That's what keeps us happy. We didn't know the dunes existed till this visit - they are impressive! We drove over to look at Sand Hills RV Resort - it was further from the dunes, but a little nicer resort-y kind of place. BTW, the web site for Desert Oasis says it's for sale now (2005), but still operating.
We full-time. Our order of importance is: internet satellite ability; site large enough for 40' rig & toad; cellphone coverage. This place met them all. There is a nice mobile home park at the back of the property. The owner is a former motorhomer who had to give it up because of age, but still has the gleam in his eye. Nice people. There are no amenities - no swimming, no restroom, no clubhouse, no extended office hours, no gift shop, etc. The highway traffic noise is noticeable, but the location and open space made up for it. Apparently the Lynchburg area doesn't believe in RV parks! We've stayed at nearby Paradise Lake park back in 2000 - 2002 and had no problems (the reviews aren't great in here. We drove thru it just to see & it looked okay. We'd stay again, but they have too many trees. ) But these are the only parks within visiting distance to Lynchburg that we could find.
We full-time & priorities are: Internet satellite access; space big enough for our 40' rig & toad; and cellphone access. The Greensboro park appears to be a former KOA. It has two levels - the lower one has lots of shade; the upper one of about 10 sites is plain jane with few trees - most can get satellite reception. The sites aren't very wide and if you are into landscaping it's not the place to be, but we were happy - it met all our criteria. They give a Good Sam discount.
I agree with the prior review - we needed a place to stay and this was okay. Almost. No one mentioned the USAF base 2 miles away with B-1 bombers and C-130s that did touch-and-goes for hours at a time. While we were the landing pattern it wasn't bad, but mornings we were in the take-off zone. Fortunately we have a sense of humor and laughed as the house shook. The pool wasn't open yet. The fishing pond didn't look too inviting, but it might be to someone with a pole. We asked for a satellite friendly site and it was. Most people were over-nighters.
We stayed almost a week here while sightseeing and waiting for mail & repair parts to catch up. Nice people; nice park; nice campers. Pool slide won't be open this summer ('05) because of Hurricane Ivan damage. Only the new section of sites (about 6 or 8 of them) are big rig compatible - nice & open so satellites work. Long enough for coach & toad. The 2 miles in from the highway (I-20) is nerve-racking - narrow, with log truck traffic, but we'd stay here again.
This campground is off the beaten path; across the highway from the golf course. Nice long & wide grassy spots - level and unadorned. Few amenities, but that's okay for us. No trees to block the satellites. An egret ate in the nearby pond each day. Most campers are golfers - at $5 per day! Small bathhouse with single washer/dryer & a book-trading area. A covered b-b-q concrete pad is near the small lake. Andersonville and Plains are just up the road. Takes P/A.