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04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great bathrooms. Best of any campground I have stayed. Each bathroom has a separate entry door with lock that contains a shower, toilet, and sink. Very modern and clean. For those who like privacy when getting ready, this is the place. The pool was closed during my stay but it is large and has a water slide. The playground is very nice for young kids. This park just opened so work continues on the landscape and some of the sites are still in development. It is located in a peaceful country setting with no road noise. It is clear this will be a top rated park in the near future as the owners continue to develop their campground. Also, the owners are extremely nice and helpful. For anyone traveling up and down I-75 near Georgetown, KY, stay a night at Whispering Hills.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
When we arrived, there were no available sites. We hovered at the registration area and learned that a camper was leaving a day early and he said we could take his site, which he had reserved last November. It was the best site in the park (site #18) with a clear view of the Canyon and easy access to the trails. Huge, private area in front of the camper. Literally, you could throw a stone and it would go into the Canyon. The strength of this park is clearly location, location, location. The setting is beautiful, and frankly, we think this is what camping is all about. Be prepared for limited electric and water. Generator hours are limited to two hours in the evening and two hours in the morning. Bathrooms are clean. You have to pay for showers and laundry. If you don't have a reservation, plan to get there at 9 a.m. and hover at the registration area. Don't be afraid to take a chance, as there are plenty of other options outside of the park, both in the national forest and shortly outside of the gates. There is no question that this is a fabulous campsite. For those very adventurous, there is a shuttle that takes you from one Rim to the other. If you want an exciting experience, plan to hike Rim-to-Rim. The record Rim-to-Rim trip was a little over 3 hours and has stood for decades. Plan for it to take a little longer, but you can easily get shuttled. A lot of pets in this park. (That was the only negative aspect for us!) Beautiful stars. Gas station in convenient location, and nice store within walking distance of the sites. Check the corner gas station for the nightly cookout. Plan to eat at least one meal at the Lodge, because the view is fantastic. Morning sunrise at the Lodge is a high recommendation. Plenty of Ranger programs available for family. The staff and the volunteers are simply the best! (Almost makes me proud to pay taxes!) Without a doubt, we will stay here any time we travel to the Canyon.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We found this site because it got good reviews in Trailer Life directory. Not sure I agree with TL's high rating. It is certainly well landscaped, but the sites are too close together. Killer speed bumps as you enter the park; no speed is too slow when you cross them. Fast, friendly check-in. Sites appeared mostly level. Located at the entrance to the Boone County Fairgrounds, so choose carefully what time of year you are staying. Bathrooms could use attention; women's bathroom smelled. It appeared that about one-third of the park was seasonal residents. Important criteria for me are large campsites and clean bathrooms, and this site didn't really have either, in my opinion. This campground isn't as easily accessible from I-70 as you would think; roads were confusing. We really think Trailer Life is over-rating this park. I'm not sure we would stay here again; we would look at other options in this area.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Clean pool and nice playground for the kids. Camp sites are level and easy to access. Our site was right at the lake and was very large. Many seasonal campers, although it appears they are there only on weekends, and we stayed on a weekday. Very quiet campground. Physical appearance is very attractive, with flowers and landscaping all around. Would certainly stay again.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The strength of this campsite is its owners who greet you and call you and your family by your first names. They live next door and obviously take pride in their campsite. It is a popular location for those traveling with horses, and the horse corrals were shaded, roomy, and nice. It borders a national park, so it is convenient for those who like to ride or hike trails. The evening ice cream social (all-you-can-eat for $1.50) was a hit for our daughter, and the resident dog (Coco) loves children. We love the slogan, "Come as a Guest; Leave as a Friend," because it truly felt that way. I admire small business owners who really know how to find a niche, and these two have succeeded with their horse campground and friendly atmosphere. Although there are many campground options in this area, the quiet and family-friendly atmosphere of this park, as well as the horse camping, is what makes it unique and enjoyable. The best laundry facility of any campground I have ever seen. Pay $3 at the office to wash and dry each load in a HE front-loader, and they provide the detergent. Although we didn't go inside it, the bunkhouse looks like a great option for anyone who is pulling their horse trailer and needs a place to stay for the night.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The view of Devils Tower from our campsite was amazing! Good restaurant and store on-site. Pool was heated and clean. Staff was friendly. Sites were mostly level, and many had great shade trees. The atmosphere was fun, with a nightly campfire and playing of the movie Close Encounters. Although clean, the bathrooms were dated. The gravel road had potholes. Overall, certainly a great KOA and we would stay again.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
The strengths of this campground are almost too numerous to list. Two sides border a national forest, making it convenient to hike. You are literally blocks from the West entrance to Yellowstone. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are simply outstanding. Free coffee, free games for kids. The check-in process was fast and friendly. Sites are level, and they allow you to wash your RV there. Clean picnic tables and concrete pads at each site. It is evident the owners put a lot of money into up-keeping this campground. The lack of swimming pool and the inconvenience of a two-hour (slow) limit on Internet prevented this campground from getting rated a perfect 10. (The entire Yellowstone area is lacking in Wi-Fi and Internet speed.) After 3 nights, we would definitely stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
The highlight of this campground was how fast Domino's Pizza delivered. Seriously! The pool looked nice, but we didn't get a chance to use it. The laundry facility was accessible only through the office, and the office closed shortly after we arrived. We didn't enjoy the atmosphere, but it was fine for a quick overnight stop.
05/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Had a nice hot shower and indoor pool. Sites are gravel, and there are a considerable number of long-term campers. It was a convenient stopping point from Four Corners to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We checked in after hours and paid the next morning with no problem. This site is also certainly convenient to Lake Powell. We would definitely stay again. Owners were very friendly.
05/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
The gravel sites were level, bathrooms were clean, and the view of the mountains and sand dunes at their base was beautiful. It took us about 25 minutes to drive to the Sand Dunes, so the location of the campground was convenient. Staff and other campers were very friendly. Paved roads would be an improvement. Pool was always crowded with kids and adults. We will definitely stay here again when we visit the Great Sand Dunes.
05/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
The strength of this campground is the gameroom, where we played pool and video games. Also, we enjoyed the Pizza Hut, which was an easy walk from the campsite. The bathrooms were clean. The weakness of this campground would be the pool, which is dated and was not very clean. The staff was friendly, and check-in was quick. We would probably stay again for an overnight visit.
05/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
The strength of this KOA is the friendliness of the staff. Check-in process was quick and efficient, and they guided us to our site. The kids spent time at the playground. Overall, the bathrooms were clean. The negatives: the concrete pad was broken and uneven, shower heads are rather low, and you do pick up noise from trucks as other comments have said. Overall, it was fine for an overnight stop. We would stay again.
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