We have reservations for this park in June and just received a call from them that they are closing down in May as they say Harrah's Casino is closing for good. If you have reservations or plan to stay there, I suggest that you call and check to see how much longer they will be open.
We've stayed here a few times before. OK for an overnight; easy access and friendly personnel. Sites are long. Cable is just adequate and Wi-Fi is about useless. Nice small dog agility area. Pool water was brown and scummy (looks like it might be closed for good) and hot tub was drained and had plants in it.
Price shown reflects seasonal rate. This park is a little piece of paradise, up the road from the Jonathan Valley. Normally, I would not give a park a "10" rating when it doesn't have a pool or even a bathroom or showers, but we are having such a good time here, I have to give it my top rating. It's not fancy, but it feels like home. It is a peaceful, quiet environment far enough off the major roads to avoid the sound of traffic, but not so far as to be out in the middle of nowhere. We had no trouble getting our 39-foot rig up the road or into the park. At about 2400 feet altitude, the nights are cool and the days are warm (it's the middle of July and we haven't had the air conditioner on yet!). The view of the mountains all around is breathtaking. The park is landscaped with beautiful flowers and plantings and the owner and camp hosts are constantly improving and sprucing up the park. They are responsive to any problems or requests. Convenient to shopping in Waynesville and Maggie Valley and it's only about a 40-minute drive to Asheville. There is no end of places to visit within a two-hour drive, mostly less than two hours. There are some true big-rig sites and some more suitable for smaller trailers. The owner frequently hosts cook-outs and ice-cream socials in the clubhouse and also arranges for motorcycle outings and lunch runs to scenic areas. Today, I realized that it is less like he is running a RV park and more like he has invited 75 of his "cousins" to spend the summer and he wants them to have a good time. Mostly permanents and seasonals but there are spaces for shorter stays. Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming. Very pet friendly (and if you don't have your own dog, no worry.....Duke and Blizzard - the park dogs - will adopt you). Good places to walk dogs and a big open area for throwing balls. Strong Wi-Fi, cable, water pressure and electricity. Sites are very level. Two washers and dryers in the club house.
The main reason we use this campground is the easy off and on and the fact that it's mid-way in our trip. Other than that, there's not a whole lot going for it. When the office closes at 6:00, so does the pool and the laundry room. I could never get on the internet. Highway noise is terrible. I used the bathroom for the first time this visit and, while it was clean, it wasn't attractive and the "popcorn" ceiling was hanging down in pieces. There is a nice dog park.
Easy off-and-on I-95. Unfortunately, the highway noise is bad; trains are close, too, but didn't keep us awake. A well-maintained, no-frills campground. Easy to get around in the park. No cable. Wi-Fi is a bit slow at times. Good-sized, reasonably level sites with a picnic table. There is a pond with lots of ducks to feed and be entertained by. Power and water pressure good. Clean bathrooms. Very nice people in the office. Lots of shopping at next exit south and several antique shops in the little town of Selma. We have stayed here before and will again.
No real complaints about this park. It was adequate and convenient to the beach and shopping. I think it was a bit overpriced for the off-season (pools closed, not anything going on). The jet noise from Oceana Naval Station could be bad at times, but that's Virginia Beach. It didn't bother me, because I sincerely love the sound. Electricity was a little low but not a real problem. Water pressure OK. Reasonably quiet at night, except on weekends when there's a little more party atmosphere. Some noise from the street. Sites adequately sized and reasonably level. People in the office were very nice and helpful. Bathrooms clean. Didn't use the laundry, so can't report on that. Wi-fi OK, cable OK. We would stay there again.
I would give the park a 10 if there was cable and if the Wi-Fi reliably reached the sites. Otherwise, it's about perfect. Price reflects the discount given national park Golden Age passholders (wow!). Pull-through sites are concrete with huge concrete patios, nice picnic tables, firerings. Extremely level. Bathrooms are clean with separate individual shower rooms which also have toilets and sinks. If you can't get Wi-Fi at your site, there is a lounge with strong Wi-Fi. Laundry is cheap ($1.25) with good washers and excellent dryers. Lounge and laundry open 24 hours. No cable TV. There used to be, but no longer, however you can pull in quite a few channels over the air. Park is meticulously maintained, very quiet at night. (Well, except for reveille and taps, but what do you expect: you are on an Army base.) Water pressure and electricity are good. Some sites are shaded. Cabins for rent. Good places to walk your dog and there's a beautiful lake and excellent playground across the street. Not far from shopping. Helpful personnel at office. Altogether an excellent experience.
Very clean, well-maintained RV park. Pull-through sites are a little strange, but do-able. Sites are reasonably level. Water pressure, electricity good. Cable and Wi-Fi OK. Noise from amusement park wasn't even noticable at our end of the RV park. Very quiet at night. Bathrooms and laundries very clean. Personnel very helpful. Conveniently located to all the local attractions and shopping. Nice walk down by the creek to see the ducks and the cows. Traffic can be bad on 30, but you can go through the amusement park parking lot and get out at the light. We would stay here again.
Nice little older park, very quiet at night. Wooded. Lots of seasonals. Very friendly owners who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. No cable and only a few minor channels come in on antenna, no network stations. Wi-Fi good. Good cellphone coverage. Nice clubhouse with bookswap, movies to lend, and TV. Small laundry. Playground. Pond for fishing. Walmart, Target, Kohls only three miles away. Good location to tour Mystic, New London, casinos, etc. Good water pressure and electricity. Only a couple of pull-throughs but back-ins look easy to get into. Would definitely recommend this place for a quiet get-away.
This was a better-than-usual KOA. Office personnel were efficient and friendly. Our site was spacious, shady and fairly easy to access. Pool was clean and large. Quiet at night. Convenient to Cape Cod and ferries to the islands. Points off for no cable, but can pull in a few channels on the antenna. Wi-Fi was Tengo, pretty easy to get on but got bounced off frequently right in the middle of doing something. Laundry was expensive ($2 for washers, $2 for dryers) and the washers were the "energy-efficient" ones. (Translation: washers don't fill up fully, so campground saves money and I have laundry with soap still in it. Suggestion: take a bucket to the laundry with you and add water to the machines.) We would probably stay here again if in the area.
Conveniently located to I-95, grocery shopping (about a mile or so) and beaches (about 3 miles). Nice people in office, very helpful. Cable & Wi-Fi good. Coin-op showers, which is unacceptable in my opinion in a site that costs $50 per night. Sites varied in size, but ours was long and wide enough and easy to get in and out, but low-lying sites need a lot more gravel or mulch as they get extremely soggy when it rains. Ours was all mud pretty much the entire week we were here. Laundry adequate and reasonable. Very nice playground. It looked like there was an area to walk dogs. Two small pools in same enclosure; both looked clean but were cold. Quiet at night. Water pressure was quite low. Gate access in and out. No mosquitos as far as I could tell.
First the good. The newer Black Forest upper area was roomy and relatively level. Small trees with forest all around and a heavily-wooded tenting area. Cable and water pressure OK. Gravel pads with some grass. You can take a trolley to the beach for $1 each way, which is good because parking at the beach is brutal and expensive. Free showers in clean bathhouses. There is an extremely nice playground and a large grassy area for dog play. And thereby ends the good. The bad: open air laundry room is expensive and machines only operate with cold water. Their brochure states that "Wi-Fi available in most areas of the park". Wrong. When it's working -- and that's not very often (I was only able to get on once in 7 days) - you can only get it near the office. Park is overpriced - at $55 you should get reliable internet and not have to drive up the road to McDonalds. No one in the office seems to be at all concerned about this. There are only a few pull throughs and they are up in the Black Forest area. The packed-in lower level looks like a low-rent trailer park with some rigs that don't look like they've been moved for years. The nicer pool is only for the park model owners in the area between the lower level and the upper Black Forest. The main pool is down on the road and it's extremely crowded at times. It appears that people come from outside to use the pool and they don't seem to police that. You can hear trains at night but they're not too bad. One of the biggest problems is the traffic on the road the park is on. It is very difficult to turn left out of the park or left into the park because there is almost constant traffic. It's extremely difficult to get out when pulling a large rig. Quiet hours start at 10:00 but aren't enforced. Some campers seemed to be having a "rebel-yell" competition at 12:05 a.m. one night and it took a while before someone came to enforce the quiet hours rule. We would definitely look into another park if we were back in the area.
What this park has going for it: location, location, location. Sites on the lower level have breathtaking views of Passamaquoddy Bay and three lighthouses. If you're lucky, you can see whales and seals in the bay. At low tide, you can walk for a long ways on the rocky beach and beachcomb. At night, the foghorns from the lighthouses are such a wonderful sound and the sight of the fog rolling in is marvelous. Cable TV is adequate, but a couple of channels were fuzzy. Sites are narrow, but adequately long. The bathhouse is clean, but a long walk up a hill from the lower area. Water pressure was adequate. Very quiet at night. Eastport is only a couple of miles away and has a grocery store and some great shops and good restaurants. Be sure to visit the mustard mill. What I didn't like about the RV park: their "rules" say that you can't use air conditioners or any heaters in the 30-amp sites, a fact that is not mentioned in their website nor is mentioned to you when you check in. There aren't many 50-amp sites, so you're out of luck if it's very hot or cold. Luckily we didn't have to use either while we were there or I'd be ticked off. The laundry is small and old and I wasn't impressed with the efficiency of the machines. Wi-Fi: you have to go up to the office to get Wi-Fii and you only get 1/2 hour a day free and you spend most of that time trying to get connected and trying to open anything. It's $3 an hour after that or $30 a month. Warning: depending on your cellphone service, you may be charged Canadian roaming charges. I was told to check the time on your cellphone. If it's showing Atlantic Time, you're using Canadian cell towers. If it's showing Eastern Time, you're OK. I don't know whether to trust that or not. We would probably stay here again if we were in the area but I would have liked them to be a little more up-front about the restriction on using heaters and air conditioners. I've never had a park in three years prohibit use of air conditioners in 30-amp sites. There is a restaurant at the office that's open part of the week, but I wasn't impressed with it. You'd be better off going to Eastport or Lubec to eat.
FIRST THE GOOD: Quiet at night in the upper level, a bit noiser in the lower level where there is a nice playground for the kids and lots of seasonals. Sites, at least in the upper level where we stayed, were roomy and pretty level. The "pond" which is really a lake, is beautiful, clear and warm enough for swimming. The sound of the loons at night is wonderful. Free showers. The shower rooms are cubicles that lock and are clean. Cable is OK. NOW THE NOT-SO-GOOD: Signage could be better; it's easy to miss from the highway and it's hard to find a place to turn around. Then you drive down a heavily wash boarded gravel road about a half mile that's guaranteed to shake your fillings loose. You're charged a $3 "resort fee" - why? This isn't a resort. "Resorts" have a pool - there isn't a pool. "Rec Room" is locked a lot during posted open hours. Office has short hours during the week. Not much in the store and personnel aren't particularly helpful. The pull through sites aren't very long and there are large boulders you have to be careful of when pulling in and out. The laundry room is small and hot and two of the five washers were out of order the entire time we were there: machines are expensive for their quality. Nothing is near - you have to go into Ellsworth to get anything, about eight miles. Poor water pressure. Wi-fi doesn't reach far from the office. We would probably try one of the resorts nearer Bar Harbor if we come back again. I don't think we'd stay here again.
Very nice quiet park, wooded and scenic. Would have given them a 10 if their Wi-Fi reached to the sites and they had more than 3 cable channels. (1 channel didn't come in well, and you couldn't pick up anything on the antenna). Could only get Wi-Fi in the combination rec room/laundry or the "adult lounge" and they close at 9:00, so couldn't use cable after 9:00. Nice warm clean pool. Beautiful walk down to the river, which was scenic and great for wading. Well-stocked store and gift shop and very, very nice owners. There was a train track behind the park but trains didn't blow horns, so it wasn't bad at all. A lot of truck noise from the road, but mostly during the day. Activities during the week and a nightly "hay-ride" for the kids. Cute playground shaped like a pirate ship. Showers were coin-operated but clean. $1.75 washers and $1 dryers that weren't overly efficient. We would definitely stay here again.
Nice enough RV park, sufficient for our needs. A few pull-through sites. Convenient to Rock of Ages Quarry, Hope Cemetery, and Barre. Quiet at night. Reasonably level. Small, above-ground pool. Good hiking trails out of park. Friendly person at office. Coin-operated showers, bathhouse was fairly rustic.
Large campground with lots of seasonals, but everything kept up nicely. No pull-throughs but no trouble backing in our big rig. Odd utility placement, at least at our site; wasn't sure we were going to be able to reach the sewer, which was behind our rig. RVParkReviews says there is a river, but if there is, I sure couldn't find it. Very disorganized in office, but at least nice about it. Cable OK. Wi-Fi strong. Showers are coin-operated, which I think is uncalled for in a $42 campground. Laundry room is small, washers and dryers are $2 and not particularly efficient. Nice pool, looks clean but was cold. There is a small miniature golf course but didn't see any other playground. The worst part was the extremely loud band on Saturday night at the bar in front of the campground - still playing at 12:30 a.m. and we had to close the windows and turn the air conditioner on to drown them out. Web site says "walk to beach"; it's a hefty walk and a pretty unattractive municipal beach that you have to pay to get on. Mosquitoes were bad. Convenient to Plattsburg and AuSable Chasm and Montreal is only about an hour away.
Large park, almost entirely seasonals. If you have a large rig and are staying only a few days, make sure they put you in the transient spots behind the office. We were not able to get into the first site we were assigned to, but did fine in the transient spot. Cable is good, had to go to the laundry room to use Wi-Fi. Roads are pot-holed, but they are working on them. Nice pool. Laundry is good. Bathrooms have coin-operated showers. Office staff is responsive to problems and very helpful. Nice bicycling around park and access to trails and fire roads. Very quiet at night. A bit of a drive to stores and restaurants.
Adequate campground. Away from the highway, so it is quiet at night. Sites are short for big rigs, but they do let you park your tow vehicle in an unused tent spot. I imagine it could get very crowded on holidays, as park is a bit cramped. Very nice large round pool and playground. Nice people in office. Convenient to Niagara Falls and other attractions in the area. Bathrooms and showers very clean. Nice laundry room. Recreation room. Planned activities on the weekend. Decent cable and Wi-Fi was usable most of the time. Don't use map-quest directions to get there -- call campground for directions. We would stay there again if in the area.
This park is a solid 9 1/2. Would be a 10 if internet worked better. The owners are extremely nice and obviously want to make your experience the best it can be. Beautiful state-park-like setting with a HUGE sparkling-clean pool with a deep end. Lots of chairs, tables, umbrellas and chaises at pool. Very nice big playground for the kids. Dog enclosure with separate areas for big and small dogs. Nice store, laundry and game room. Hiking paths and a river. Cable was good. Big book swap library. Special events. Our site was very level and long; some sites didn't look level. A lot of seasonal campers but everything was maintained beautifully. Showers were coin-operated, but very clean. Even when the park is full, it doesn't feel crowded. Very quiet and dark at night - very restful. The current entry is a little tight, but they are putting in a new entry this week. I would definitely come back here again. In fact, I'd love to spend a summer here.
Large campground, well-maintained. "Deluxe" sites really aren't THAT deluxe, but at least it was pretty level. Choice of open, wooded and creek side sites. Nice during the week, but extremely crowded on weekends and holidays with lots and lots of children riding their bikes and screaming in the pool. There was an extremely loud DJ show until 10:30 on Saturday night: the boom-boom-boom of his amps got old pretty quickly. Nights were quiet, though. Good campground for families as there are lots of activities for the kids and a nice playground. Cable TV was ok but Wi-Fi is just about useless when park is very full. Very small laundry room; not enough machines for park this size. Bathrooms were clean. Lovely creek wraps around property. Store was very nice with ice cream parlor. Caution: if you have to turn right out of the park, you immediately encounter a bridge that is down to one VERY skinny lane. If you have a really big rig, it's very hard to swing wide enough to approach the bridge straight on; there's not much maneuvering room. Don't know how long the bridge will be under construction; call first for updates.
Beautiful park with historic buildings and a cave tour. Very scenic. Some sites are level, some are not. The sites are tiered and some are large, but maneuverability can be difficult for some large rigs because there are sharp turns and steep inclines (we hit the bottom of our fifth wheel on the truck bed when we bottomed out at the bottom of a hill). There are some spots that look fairly easy to get into, but we couldn't get into the spot we were assigned to and had to take another spot. Nice personnel. Extremely quiet at night as the park is a good distance from the road. Good pool but the water was cold. Clean laundry room ($1.50 for washers and dryers) but the washers don't fill all the way up. Bathrooms are modern and clean, but there is nowhere to put your things while showering. Handicapped shower did have a bench. There is a catch and release fishing pond and hiking trails as well as a deer walk through campground. There is not cable and we could only pull in one channel on the antenna. The Wi-Fi is only available in part of park. There is a "recreation hall" with a couple of coin-operated pool tables, an air hockey game, and a big-screen to watch NASCAR races. If it wasn't for the lack of cable, Wi-Fi, and problems with maneuverability for big big rigs, I'd give this place a 10.
We really enjoyed staying at this park. The only thing it lacks is a laundry room (which is coming) and more conveniently-placed utilities. Sites are in a meadow, with beautiful views of mountains. The creek is clear and beautiful and wonderful to swim in. Deer come out in the evening and you can see otters and ducks down at the creek. The managers are genuinely dedicated to making your stay a pleasant one. Small trees have been planted, so there will be shade in the future. The bathhouse is modern and very clean. Showers are on a timer, however; you have to keep pushing a button and you only get 7-8 seconds of shower at a time. There is a lot of highway noise, but it didn't bother us at night. No cable but we pulled in several channels with the antenna. Wi-fi was not always available. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. This park will be a gem when the improvements are finished.
Heavily shaded park, very convenient to Hendersonville and shopping. Extremely nice owners who seem dedicated to improving the park. Mostly permanents but very well-maintained. Residents are very quiet. Transient pull-through sites are a little short for really big rigs and there are some tight turns, but nothing we couldn't deal with. Bathhouse was rustic but very clean. Laundromat has two washers and one dryer, but there is a place to hang clothes outdoors. Road noise not bad. Nice rec room with pool table, game tables and book swap. Some cable channels were fuzzy but were able to bring in several channels over the antenna. Internet was spotty. We enjoyed our visit and would definitely stay here again.
Easy access from I-95, very long pull-through, ours wasn't very level. Lots of pine trees, so it's shady. Small concrete patio, table in bad shape. Office is open limited hours; pool and laundry only open when office is open. Didn't use any facilities, so can't report on condition. Wi-Fi slow but usable. Cable OK. Very nice fenced dog agility park. Book swap in office. Highway very loud, but only a problem if you are close to the road.
I'm sure this park is great during the season but about everything is closed down in September. Our site was horrible. Huge tree roots made it almost impossible to get into and when it rained the site was actually ankle deep in mud. We weren't sure we were going to be able to get out and left huge ruts behind. The premium sites are gorgeous, but of course you pay through the nose for them. I think the non-premium sites are too expensive for what you get off season. It still seems to be the best park in the area, but once again, I feel it's overpriced. The jet noise was pretty bad, too.
Park was OK for an older KOA but was not in a very good part of town. Cable was good, but Wi-Fi (Tengo) kicked you off a lot. Our site was pretty level and long enough for a big rig. Road and train noise and a lot of traffic down the side road (trucks and school buses). Decent access to St. Louis. Pool closed down for the season. Probably would not stay here again.
What a great park. I agree with everything the previous reviewer said, including the signage. There wasn't much else I could ask for in a park, except maybe better shower areas (small dressing area with a tiny shelf and bench and no hooks to hang anything from). Laundry room was clean, but only 3 dryers and 3 washers, so there can be a wait. Definitely would come here again.
I'd give it a 9 based on the nice people who work there, but can only give it a 6 based on the park. Really tight turn off road to get into the park. Interior roads narrow and sites are small and ours was almost impossible to level. Lots of trees. Not really "big rig" friendly. The premium sites might be better; I didn't get back there to see. The park gets very crowded on holidays. Many sites don't have sewer or 50 amp. Facilities could use updating. But, once again, I have to say that the people working there were extremely nice.
Nicely shaded park, easy access. Sites were wide enough, but not overly long. Reasonably level. Convenient to just about everything in North Platte. Very large pool but needed cleaning. Bathrooms were a bit dingy. Small laundry. Nice personnel. Good cable, wi-fi so-so. Would stay here again.
The big draw for this park is the sight of the bison out on the range. They also have lots of other animals, such as camels (including a baby), llamas, emus, goats, miniature horses, and assorted barnyard animals. Park isn't particularly attractive and there is a lot of noise from the highway. Wind can be a problem, too. No cable and WiFi is spotty. There is a restaurant there; a bit overpriced in my opinion. Nice gift shop with unusual items. They have added a new playground in the back of the park. They also offer "train rides" on on the range to see the bison and horseback rides. You have to go into Cheyenne for any grocery shopping.
Adequate park. Easy on and off the highway, but far enough down the road for quiet. Fields on three sides so there is some dust blowing. Laundry and bathrooms/showers were OK. Pool was clean, but didn't open until after noon, so morning swims were out. Hot tub was just a "home" model and I didn't see it used. Friendly personnel. Site was reasonably level. Cable and Wi-Fi were OK. Convenient to Crow Agency and the Custer Battlefield, and other historical sites. The only real problem were the flies: lots and lots and lots of flies.
Pleasant campground. Easy in and out. Sites were shady, long enough and reasonably level. Bathrooms and showers were OK. Swimming pool was large and clean. Small playground for younger kids. Small creek runs through property. Laundry good. Nice gift shop at registration. Pleasant personnel. Restaurants nearby and there was a pleasant walking path along the creek you could take to reach downtown Buffalo in about 20 minutes. Noise from highway wasn't bad. If you're there on a Thursday night, be sure to take in the bluegrass jam at the Occidental Hotel Bar - what fun!
Nicely maintained no-frills campground, convenient to the museums. Cable and Wi-Fi adequate, but not all sites have cable. Bathrooms and laundry clean. Nice people in the office. Our site was hard to level, but some sites looked OK. The noise from the highway and truck stop weren't bad at all. Easy on-and-off the highway and sites are easy to get into. We would stay here again if passing through.
Nice basic park. Easy in and out, sites were good sized. Clean pool. Convenient to Pendleton and shopping. Shuttle to Casino and cultural center; they'll pick you up and drop you off at your site. Reasonably-priced buffet at casino. Friendly personnel. The best part was sitting out at night and watching the lights of the cars and trucks going up and down the highway over the mountain.
Very nice park, well-maintained. Nice beach/swimming area on the very clean river. Dock for boats. Sites varied in size but were adequate in length and width. Private bathroom/shower rooms, but the ones in the back of the park close at 9:00 pm. Laundry looked clean and reasonably-priced. Quiet at night without much highway or train noise. Helpful and friendly personnel in the office. Very short drive to downtown and other shopping. Seems to be family-friendly with a small playground and a safe swimming area - there were a lot of children there. Park was full every night we were there, so make reservations as it looks like a very popular spot.
There aren't many parks in the Seattle area and this is the best. The good: friendly and helpful personnel, clean bathrooms, good access to highway (though the highway noise was pretty bad), shopping near, convenient to Seattle. The so-so: sites were pretty narrow, cable was OK but didn't have a lot of channels and Wi-Fi was hard to get on at times. There were only two pull-throughs and the park fills up fast, so make your reservations early. Laundry was clean, but washers only fill up part-way. For $2 a load, I expect a full water level. A lot of the sites aren't long enough to keep your vehicle at the site...there are assigned parking spaces for your vehicle. On the whole, this was a good park and certainly the best you can do in the area. We would definitely stay here again.
Very nicely-maintained park. Everything is clean and beautifully landscaped with a lovely pond. Shade. Paved sites. Convenient to highway, Wal-Mart and Portland. Very quiet at night, not much highway or airport noise. Clean bathrooms, showers and reasonably-priced laundry. Pool looked clean and wasn't cold. Small workout room. There is karaoke, movies, bingo, suppers, etc., in the community room. Cable TV and Wi-Fi. We'd definitely stay here again.
Clean park with paved sites, but very tight. Hard to find room for your tow vehicle if you have a big rig. Somewhat difficult to get in and out of site. Bathrooms clean. Laundry clean and reasonable. Highway noise but very little airport noise. Wi-Fi OK. No cable TV. Very convenient to downtown Boise.
Convenient to highway, not too far from Twin Falls. Highway noise not too bad in the back, but could be bad up front. One pool closed for repairs. The other pool was sparkling clean and wonderfully warm but there were no lounge chairs. One of the bathhouses was closed for repairs. Main bathroom clean with private shower stalls. Laundry clean and reasonably priced. No cable TV, Wi-Fi spotty (hard to get on at times and you get kicked off frequently). Has a gas station but price pretty high for the area. Sites were dirt and gravel, but there was plenty of shade and well-cared-for grass between sites. Small playground. Large field in the back ideal for dogs. Probably would stay here again.
Excellent park for visiting Salt Lake City. Caution: there is heavy road construction in front of the park and part of the intersection that you use to get to Highway 80 is closed. Call the park for the status on the construction before you get there. There is a shuttle bus sponsored by the Mormon Church that picks you up and takes you down to Temple Square and back. Convenient to the tourist spots. Everything is clean and well taken care of. Lovely flowers and grass everywhere. Huge park...it is a hefty walk from the back of the park up to the pool and laundry room. Cable was fuzzy, but they said they are working on it. Wi-Fi was so-so; you get kicked off a lot but it's fine when it's working. Laundry was clean but maybe a little small for the size of the park. Pool and hot tub were sparkling clean. Media room with book swap. Nice river walk out a back gate; good for dogs. Park was very quiet at night. We definitely would return.
Yes, the park is crowded and pretty noisy at times (I thought it was very quiet at night, though). There were a couple of huge organized groups of kids camping while we were there and it did tax the facilities. Some of the sites are close, but we were able to fit our 39' fifth wheel in just fine with the tow vehicle parked very easily. BUT: the positives here, in my opinion, outweigh the negatives. The breathtaking view makes up for everything. The shuttle stop was very close to the park entrance, so you could catch a shuttle every few minutes either to the National Park or to "downtown" Springdale for shopping, groceries and restaurants. With the parking situation being tight at the National Park (the National Park parking lot usually fills up by 10:00 a.m.) and Springdale (where everyone parks when they can't park at the National Park), this was invaluable. Or, you can walk to the National Park as it's only about 1/4 mile. The beautiful Virgin River runs through the back of the park and is wonderful for wading or, if you can stand the cold water, tubing. The park personnel were helpful and attentive to problems. We asked to have a branch trimmed so it wouldn't rub against our awning and it was done almost immediately. The pool was very clean but was usually full of shrieking children (and don't get me wrong, I like children. I'm just not real fond of shrieking ones). No hot tub (that would have been nice after a day of hiking). The only negatives that affected me personally were: the internet (free, but very "spotty" and weak. I got kicked off repeatedly) and the laundry room (clean and large but too expensive for what you got). All in all, I thought it was a great park and I would definitely come back here again and will highly recommend it to anyone.
Yes, it was a parking lot and it was hot and it cost more than I could have had a hotel room for, but the location couldn't be beat and I got to sleep in my own bed. Very easy to get in and out, site was wide enough to park our tow vehicle beside the rig and was level. Noise level was acceptable. Pool, hot tub and sauna (yes, a sauna) were clean and good-sized. Personnel were helpful and friendly. Park seems to be patrolled all the time. Premium sites have a little grass, some shade (tree or canopy) and a table and chairs. My only complaint was the main laundry. There are 2 washers and dryers in two of the bathhouses, but they are the small type and are always busy. The main laundry is WAY too small and has WAY too few appliances for this size of park and outsiders come in to use the laundry. The machines are old and too expensive for what you get. When I was here trying to wash, it was like Grand Central Station at rush hour, but even hotter. Other than that, I really liked this park and would definitely stay here again. It's in a marginal part of town but I never felt unsafe.
Definite bang for your buck. First of all, don't mistake this for the Grand Canyon Camper Village down in Tusayan. This one is in the National Park, and is run by a concessionaire (Xanterra) who also run the hotels. Sites are pretty short but there is a fair bit of room between them. Most seem relatively level. Not always easy to maneuver around the trees and boulders. A little trimming would help as we saw more than one tree that had obviously had a serious run-in with a rig. No campfires, but there are barbecues. Price is OK, considering the location. The shuttle bus system is fantastic! By catching the Blue Route at the entrance to the campground, you can go just about anywhere in the park by transferring to other routes. There are clean restrooms, but no showers. For showers and laundry, you have to go over to the Mather Campground, which isn't really within walking distance. Showers are $2 for 8 minutes. The laundry room is large, with large washers ($1.75) and large dryers ($1 for 25 minutes) but the dryers don't get very hot so you have to keep feeding the quarters in. Not a good value, but the only place to wash clothes so you're stuck. No Wi-Fi in the campground (you can go to the Park Services building for free wi-fi or there's a computer in the laundry at Mather that's $2 for about 10 minutes) but there is cable TV. The rim is about a 1/2 mile stroll from the campground, if you want to walk. The really, really good: at night, the stars look like you can reach up and grab them and in the evening, deer and elk stroll through the campground like they own it. We enjoyed every moment of the week we were here. The camper village was full almost every day we were here, so make your reservations early if you want a spot.
Easy off and on the highway, very close to Wal-Mart and Visitor Center and convenient to El Malpais and El Morro. Price very reasonable. Unattractive (dirt and very little gravel, what looked like a junkyard in the back) but sufficient. Our site was level. No one in office until about 3:00 p.m. Friendly personnel. There was only one site that we felt we could fit in with our big rig but it only had 30 amp, and we couldn't keep the plug in without holding it in with tape. Bathrooms/showers were adequate and clean. No paper towels in ladies' bathroom and hand dryer didn't work. Nice water pressure and lots of hot water in the showers. Laundry had one working washer and two dryers, and the carpeting was soggy. Noise from highway was bearable. A few permanent campers but everyone was quiet. Overall, it was adequate for a few days but probably wouldn't stay here again.
Excellent park. Easy access from I-40, convenient to Old Town, Wal-Mart, Campers World and shopping. Highway noise not too bad. Pool and spa clean and warm. Bathrooms/showers clean. Two laundries. Sites in the older section were a little on the short side for truly big rigs, but doable. Plenty of room between sites. Sites in the new area seem long enough for the biggest rigs. Most sites are paved and have trees and shrubbery. Picnic tables on paved patio. Everything is well taken care of and personnel are attentive to any problems. We asked that a tree be trimmed so that it wouldn't poke our awning and it was done immediately. Cable TV was good but Wi-Fi was hard to get onto at times. Nice continental breakfast every morning at the office. This is our second time here and we would definitely stay here again when in Albuquerque.
This would have been a solid 10 except for the incredibly bad stench of cow? manure wafting in on the wind. I don't know if this is a usual thing or just because of the wind blowing from a particular direction but it literally made my eyes water. It did come and go while we were here, maybe it's seasonal. I was told that in Texas, this is the "smell of money." If so, I'm glad I'm poor. Other than that, this park is PERFECT. They currently have a "stay two nights, get another free" deal going. Incredibly wide, very level paved sites with expanse of gravel and occasional plantings between sites. No picnic tables or shade, but they have planted some small trees. Excellent utilities, cable, wireless. Very nice people at the front desk. Book-swap area. Bathrooms/showers were private and spotless. Laundry was cheap and very clean. There was a work-out room and a very nice pool and spa and a separate "adults-only" hot tub in an area by itself. Very restful. There is also a restaurant, but we didn't try it so can't review. Easy access off I-40, but far enough away so there's not much highway noise. Out in the country, but convenient to Amarillo, the Cadillac Ranch, Palo Duro Canyon and shopping. Would definitely stay here again but would hope for less "smell of money" next time.
Nice park. Nothing fancy, but clean and quiet. Long wide pull-thrus, pretty level. Easy in-and-out. Cute dog area with fire hydrants scattered around. Bathrooms/showers and laundry clean. Convenient to attractions. Cable was OK, wi-fi was a bit weak. We would stay here again.
The main advantage to this park is its central location: convenient to freeways, Six Flags, sports venues, Dallas and Fort Worth and the big flea market. Other than that, it's so-so. The laundry is big and very reasonably-priced (.75 washers and .50 dryers) and the bathrooms are clean. Don't bother asking any questions up in the office. Nobody up there seems to know anything about the area. They're friendly, but clueless. Pull-through sites are just (barely) long enough to get big rigs in with a toad or tow vehicle. Unfortunately, a lot of people also park their vehicles on the roads or sticking out, so it can be hard to get your rig in and out at times. Sites are very narrow; our slide-out was almost over our neighbors picnic table. There are trees that need to be trimmed. Be careful pulling out or you might scratch your rig. Odd placement of utilities: we had to pull our fifth-wheel all the way forward and park behind it or we wouldn't have been able to hook up to the utilities. No cable TV. No free Wi-Fi, not even a coupon for one free day, just expensive Tengo. The park is right next to an airport; lots of late-night helicopter traffic the nights we were here. We wouldn't stay here again.
This is a great RV park. Quiet, well-run, clean. Roomy pull-through sites, very level. Convenient to downtown and shopping. Lovely dog park. Clean pool, showers, bathrooms and laundry. Everything is well-maintained. The best part, though, are the wonderful couple who run it. They treat you like friends and are extremely helpful. We pulled in with problems and he immediately got on the phone and helped us arrange to get them taken care of. He even offered to jack our trailer up and take the wheel to be fixed. You don't find people like this often, and they are highly appreciated. We would definitely come back here in a flash!
Easy in and out. Sites are concrete; some are level, others are broken up and somewhat difficult to level. Sites aren't overly long - but with a bit of maneuvering, you can fit everything in. Clean restrooms/showers, laundry room, and pool. Casino shuttle will pick you up at the office and drop you off right at your site. Short walk across the street to a couple of viewing sites of the river - you can also stroll to the casino. Not far from the historical sites and Wal-Mart. Friendly people at the office.
Nice small basic park for an overnight stay. Very easy access to I-10, but traffic noise was bad. Pool looked clean. Bathrooms and laundry room OK. Nothing fancy, but adequate. Would stay there again for an overnight stay.
Very nice park. Not much highway noise. Easy in and out. Gravel sites, picnic tables, some with fire rings. Shady. Site was wide enough and fairly level. Friendly personnel. Bathrooms/showers were utilitarian, but clean. Clean laundry room. Nice pond in center of campground. I enjoyed walking the trail that leads into the woods at back of campground. Convenient to shopping. Would definitely stay there again.
Very nice park. Well-maintained and convenient to Chattanooga attractions. Good Wi-Fi and cable. Clean restrooms and private shower rooms. Picnic table and concrete patio. Site fairly level. There was an ungodly racket from the nearby drag strip (I think it was called Brainerd Drag Park) that lasted until after 11:00 p.m. the first night and about 10:30 the next night. I don't think they have races every weekend, though, so maybe we were just unlucky. We would come back, but only if the drag strip wasn't operating that weekend.
Very nice park. Convenient to Memphis, Tunica and shopping. Easy in-and-out. Wide, very level concrete pads with picnic tables. No shade trees but lots of grass. Good Wi-Fi and cable. Clean pool and small hot tub. Small but reasonably-priced laundry room. Very helpful office personnel. Downside is loud traffic noise from the highway and extremely bad air traffic noise. What I believe are FedEx flights take off until about 3 in the morning. Very loud. Except for that, the campground was perfect.
Lovely park, great views, about 9 miles from the Hot Springs historical area and the National Park. The winding short road up to the park isn't as bad as earlier described. We traveled it easily in a large fifth wheel with no problems. Wide, pretty level sites. Small laundry room, well maintained, and clean bathrooms, but the showers weren't private. FANTASTIC clubhouse with a front porch with a view to die for; big-screen TV, darts and pool table inside. Personnel were very nice. Nice short hiking trail through the woods. Our cable reception was snowy; Wi-Fi was essentially non-existant, even though I was told at the desk it was "good". Wasn't able to get on even once in three days. Even with that, though, we'd stay there again. I'd give the park a 9 if the cable and Wi-Fi had been better.
Very nice campground. Our site was not very level but workable. Good laundry facilities and bathrooms. Nice clean pool and hot tub. Convenient to everything in Branson. Friendly personnel. Very quiet at night. Wi-Fi and cable TV are OK. We'd definitely stay here again.
It is a fairly nice park. There are very nice people in office. The restrooms seemed clean. The laundry room was clean and reasonably priced. There is a Walmart just across highway. Our site was not level and the site needed more gravel. Like the previous reviewer, our water hookup leaked, too. The site was long enough but very narrow; some sites were wider, though. The really bad part: noise from the highway was very, very loud, 24 hours a day. No cable and wi-fi was weak. I didn't notice a problem with dogs barking, but park is located in a residential area, so it could be dogs belonging to the houses around the park.
Nice campground on pretty lake. Level, fairly wide sites. No cable TV. Wi-Fi was off-and-on, mostly off. Far enough away from the highway to be quiet. Clean bathrooms, showers and very reasonably priced laundry room. A lot of flies and mosquitos. Short drive into Onawa for groceries and dining. Office seemed to be closed a lot.
Lovely park on lake, convenient to the Corn Palace. Grocery store and other shopping within 1/2 mile; Walmart not far away. Basic rate is $15, with add-ons for electricity, water, sewer, cable, which brings it to $24. Cable is adequate. Could only get wi-fi by sitting outside the office (which was closed most of the time as far as I could tell), but warning: the mosquitoes will carry you away! Bring lots of bug repellent. Water pressure was poor most of the time. Only a few sites have 50 amps - we had to settle for 30 because we needed a pull-thru. Not a lot of big-rig spots. Bathrooms were clean but typical state park-type, not a lot of privacy for the showers. Didn't see the laundry. Only a few other rigs in the park, so it was very quiet. We would probably stay here again if passing through the area.
This is a functional campground, not very attractive but convenient to Wall Drugs (about 2 blocks) and the Badlands National Park (short drive to the North Entrance). There was a grocery store near, but not any other shopping. Bathrooms/showers were adequate and clean. Laundry was very small (3 small washers and dryers) reasonably priced but very busy. Personnel in the office were friendly and helpful. Cable TV was very good, but the Wi-Fi was practically non-existant. Next to a train track but there only seems to be activity on weekdays. The "fishing pond" is covered with green scum. Small seasonal pool that looked well cared-for. I'd say this is a good park for a short stop-over of a day or two.
This park is a solid 10! My absolutely favorite in three months of camping. Gorgeous mountain views all around. Two streams. Wide sites, easy access. Picnic tables and fire rings. Sites are dirt/gravel but there is plenty of grass around the sites. Clean bathrooms, showers and laundry rooms. Washers are a little pricy but the dryers are big and efficient. Pool and hot tub. Very helpful personnel. Store and gift shop. Gameroom with pool table. Very good upkeep on the grounds. Excellent playground for the kiddies. Bicycles for rent. Pancake breakfast during the summer season. Beautiful meadow with deer in the mornings. The Mickelson biking and hiking trail runs along the side of the park and you can hike right into the Black Hills National Forest from the park. Depending on what amenities you want, you can opt for open sites or sites nestled in the ponderosa pines on top of a hill. There are cabins, also. Wi-Fi and cable TV (limited selection of channels) were strong. Three miles from Hill City, which has a decent grocery store, restaurants, and a vintage train ride. It's a bit of a hike to the nearest Wal-Mart in Rapid City, though. Excellent base for sightseeing in the Black Hills. We were here for almost two weeks and I could have stayed for a month at least. Can't wait to come back next year!
Well-run and maintained campground. Check-in was easy and friendly. Sites easy to get into, but rather narrow. They advertise free Wi-Fi but admit that it doesn't work well in all areas. Park is convenient (walking distance) to downtown Cody and only a mile away from Wal-Mart and two miles from the rodeo. There is a Dairy Queen next door that was my downfall and a Pizza Hut across the street. Laundry was clean and large, but dryers were too expensive for their drying ability. There is a lovely tent area down the hill with a beautiful creek; it was good exercise to walk down there a couple of times a day to commune with nature and see the deer. I'd give Ponderosa a 9 if it had a hot-tub and better Wi-Fi reception. The east gate of Yellowstone is about 50 miles away, but it is a beautiful drive to get here.
This campground is adequate. Pull-through sites are wide and long enough for big rigs. No shade. Very few sites have picnic tables. No cable; TV reception is iffy. Wi-Fi is spotty. There is a nice store and a restaurant that looks ok, but prices are a little high. You have to drive quite a ways to get to a grocery store. The big draw: lots of animals to look at (donkeys, horses, ponies, goats, llamas, camels, ostriches, peacocks, and of course, bison, lots of bison.) It was wonderful to wander over to the fence and watch the bison out on the rolling prairie. Laundry was adequate, but the dryers didn't work very well. Lots of highway noise.
What this campground has going for it is location. Close to Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Pike's Peak Cog Railway; you can walk to Old Colorado Springs and it's convenient to fast food and other restaurants, drugstore, Safeway and not far from Wal-Mart. Also, the park personnel are friendly and helpful. What's bad about it is extreme traffic noise and tight spots, narrow and short. There is a small concrete pad with a table, but the parking spot is mostly dirt with a little bit of very small gravel, so you track the rocks in on your shoes. We would probably stay here again because of the location, but some regular gravel spread around would be a big improvement. Wi-Fi and cable worked well.
Very nice park, but tight sites for big rigs. We had to back out of our pull-thru site. They do help you get in. Also, not much room for your tow vehicle or toad in the area we were in. Lovely pool - very clean. Good laundry facilities. Movies every night in the theater. Nice hiking trail up the hill behind the campground. Beautiful views from the park. Poor Wi-Fi in our section of the park. Most days, I had to take the laptop to the laundry or the camp office in order to get logged in. Camp personnel didn't seem to be overly concerned with the problem.. Road noise wasn't bad at all. Warning: if you're getting on I-25 North, turn right out of the park and go back to exit 290 to get on. Don't turn left and take the next north exit as you have to go under a low underpass under I-25 before getting on the highway and we barely made it with our tall fifth wheel.
Excellent park. Level pull-through concrete sites. Nice pool but spa heater was not working while we were there. Friendly, helpful personnel. Continental breakfast was nice (bagels, toast, cereal, coffeecake, orange juice, coffee). Newest section is like a parking lot, but the older section has some shade. Noise not too bad from the highway if you were in the back of the park. Convenient to the highway, Walmart, Campers World, other shopping and downtown. Good cable and Wi-Fi reception. Very well-run park. We would stay here again.
Wonderful park. I'd give them a ten-and-a-half if they had a hot tub. Friendly and extremely helpful staff. Beautiful views. Highway noise manageable, at least in the back of the park. Convenient to Ruidoso, Wal-Mart, racetrack, casinos. This was our first time there but it won't be our last!
Park management is very friendly and helpful. There are only 2 pull through sites in this very small park (it looks like they might count the driveway as a third one). The one shower was "closed for repairs". Supposedly there was one bathroom, but in order to get to it you'd have to walk through what looks like a mini-junkyard next to a house, so I can't comment on the condition. The park borders the Pecos River and was easily accessible to a lovely paved riverwalk that went in both directions on the river: very nice for walking or bicycling. There was a nice public beach and park that was within walking distance. The pull-through's are in the front of the park so there is an awful lot of truck and motorcycle noise and the train tracks are across the river, so you hear them, too. Most of the park seems to be permanent residents, but they are quiet and well-maintained. Park is convenient to Wal-Mart, other grocery stores and restaurants. No pool or laundry. Free Wi-Fi worked pretty well and the cable TV was limited but worked well.
Very nice park. I agree with everything the previous reviewer said. Quiet and easy access. Very little noise from the highway (we were in the back). The view was spectacular at sunset. They had a sparkling new laundry room (for the first time ever I wished I had laundry to do) and a nice "adult lounge." Very friendly owners: very helpful.
We really liked this park. I'd have given them a 10 if they had free Wi-Fi and a hot tub. Otherwise, it was great. Nice pool, two laundry rooms. Wide pull-through sites. Helpful personnel. I didn't think the noise from I-10 was bad at all. Very close to a Wal-Mart and other stores and restaurants. I especially enjoyed seeing the deer at the back of the park every night. Boerne is a nice little town with good antique shops and a beautiful river. We would definitely stay here again.
Adequate park. Pool and hot tub were nice. The bathrooms were OK, but the showers were pretty dingy, but clean. Wi-Fi is pay, but you do get a coupon for two free nights. Highway noise could be bad at the back of the park but was not bad toward the front. Friendly personnel, adequate laundry room, nice lending library and lounge. No cable TV, but we got a few channels on the antenna. Gravel sites, pretty level. Probably should be called "Houston Far West RV Park" as it's a pretty hefty hike back to Houston. I'd stay here again, but only if passing through.
Very nice park. I'd give it a 10 if it had some shade. Very friendly and helpful office personnel. Extremely easy access into the park and onto your pad. Extremely level pads, good hookups with new and clean picnic tables. Very quiet at night. Security seemed very good. Clean bathrooms and laundry. My only complaint about the laundry was that the lights were on an extremely short motion sensor timer and if you wanted to sit and wait for your laundry you had to move around every minute or so. That got real old after the first few times. There's not a lot to do around the park or in Sulphur, but quite a bit of life in Lake Charles. We would stay here again.
Park is in River Ridge, about a half-hour drive to the French Quarter. They have a free shuttle but only twice a day - 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. So that only works if you plan to stay all day. Otherwise, it's a hefty cab fare or taking public transportation which involves two changes. Parking in the French Quarter is $15. Nicely kept-up park. Not your usual KOA, but adequate. No pull-throughs but the park personnel helped us back in our large fifth wheel. We were on the front row -- I don't think we would have been able to maneuver around the turn to the back row. Pool was well-kept and I really appreciated that the personnel enforced the "no children under 14 in the pool without adult supervision" rule. Pool was never crowded. My only complaint about the pool was the loose handrail on the steps - it scared me the first time but after that I knew to watch out for it. Our site was level, well-drained and shady. Concrete on the front row looks relatively new but I saw some not-so-good pads on the back row. Bathrooms and (private)showers were immaculate. Nice laundry room (washers and dryers $1.75). Some noise from the trains and nearby airport, but not excessive. Park was otherwise quiet at night. If you like riding bikes, there is a wonderful path along the top of the levee which goes for miles and miles. Nice little shaded playground for the kiddies. Wi-Fi a little weak -- sometimes it took several tries to get on. I had read complaints about the electricity strength, but everything worked fine for us. I think the price was maybe a little high for a small KOA like this, but I would definitely stay here again.
Nice, very basic park. No other facilities except laundry room and showers. Has friendly owners and easy access to site. Very quiet: I enjoyed watching the chickens walk around. Not far to restaurants.
Very nice park with helpful personnel. Was clean and well-maintained. Quiet at night. Had good bath houses, a nice pool and hot tub. Was even a little church on the property for Sunday services. Nice little cafe if you don't feel like cooking. Beautiful lake (with fireworks on the 4th!) We found our site a bit tight and had a bit of trouble getting in and out, because of the trees, and the vehicles parked very near or partially on the roads.