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04/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Located in the Music Valley area, close to the Grand Ole Opry and Opryland, the campground is one of four all lining the frontage road off Briley Parkway and right next to Camping World. The park staff was friendly and efficient at check in and offered all kinds of concierge service for the area's attractions. Park roads had numerous pot holes. Site width was decent and easy to back-in. Our gravel pad required leveling side to side and the concrete patio was cracked, but had a very nice picnic table. Electric service is primarily 30amp in the park and surprisingly didn't have a breaker in the pedestal. It wasn't a problem, but I don't like plugging in live especially when the water tap and the sewer is right there, too. The Wi-Fi service was horrible for the three days we stayed. After a day's rain there was a lot of standing water in the roadway and the ground around the RV was muddy. The cable TV service was very good. For an overnighter, the park is an option, but usually you get a pretty decent package for this price. Our impression is the park is taking advantage of its location and not putting enough back into maintenance.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for three nights while touring Natchez. Access to the park was easy and well marked. The road over the levee and the park roads are gravel and a bit dusty when dry. The campground is located right on the Mississippi River. We especially enjoyed watching the river traffic and the views across of the Natchez shoreline. The sites are decently spaced pull thru's with most having concrete pads. Slight leveling was required for our site. The grounds were clean and well cared for. It poured heavy rain during our stay. Our site drained well, but water pooled in several areas of the roadway and the surrounding ground got a little muddy. The office staff was very friendly and helpful providing local information. The clubhouse building is newer construction, large and houses the office, laundry, showers, common area and access to an outdoor pool / hot tub. Their collection of local info rivals a visitor information center. They state Wi-Fi is available in the clubhouse. We were able to connect from our site although the service was erratic. No cable TV and over the air reception was ok, but several network channels were fringe and dropped in/out during the evening. Considering the Good Sam discount we felt the rate was high, but the location is great. We would stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for a night while following the Natchez Trace because it was reasonably close for visiting Vicksburg. This is a rural campground, very quiet and picturesque with a wide open feel. The sites are decently spaced, all grass, no patio or tables and you will need to level the RV side to side. At 113V, their 50 amp service registered the lowest we've seen in a while. Our electrical use was nominal, so it did not pose a problem. It had rained prior to our arrival and there was standing water in sections of the roadway. The ground around the site was firm although our shoes picked up a bit of mud. They have Wi-Fi, but we didn't get the pass code and forgot to ask. Over the air TV reception was decent. They also have a small pool which was closed for the winter. The gravel entrance road is narrow and only one lane as it winds around the fishing lake, but it presents a beautiful introduction to the park. There are a number of permanent campers primarily tucked into the perimeter woods. Some are typical of long-term stays. The main building and pavilion are rustic and, as others have mentioned, the campground has an old-time feel. We would stay here again. One word of warning - follow the park's directions for getting to the campground. If you decide to follow your infallible GPS and it directs you to Goat Hill road - you are going the wrong direction!
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for one night while following the Natchez Trace. It was easy to find, close to the Trace exits and conveniently located to local shopping. Built on the side of a hill, most of the sites are pull-thru gravel pads, reasonably level and decently spaced. Park roads are all paved. Facility connections were easily accessible and placed mid-rig. Cable TV and Wi-Fi both worked well. The grounds were clean and the funky little office has an abundance of brochures about Tupelo, which has a rich history and is the birthplace of Elvis. We will come back to spend time exploring Tupelo more fully someday and we would stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is a park that has the potential to be tremendously better. Office personnel were friendly upon arrival and guided us to our site. The transient sites are pull thru's in a grass field with some trees and set apart from the seasonals. The site pad had short gravel strips where the wheels were expected to go, otherwise its all grass. Gravel was recently laid, poorly prepped, lumpy and graded such that it made it a challenge to level the RV. Our particular site also had a small "outhouse style" electrical building close enough that the awning could not be used. Otherwise, the park was clean but tired looking, similar to their entrance sign which was faded and peeling but still erect. There is a pool which is elevated and rather plain with a simple concrete patio and a chain link fence close to its perimeter. We did not use the restroom facilities. Water pressure was around 30psi. The 30 amp electric was good. However, for those of you who depend on the internet as you travel, you need to be advised as to how this park operates their service. Park management is very concerned about their guests using up all the bandwidth. They have instituted a draconian process to control access using the MAC address, which is the physical address of the Wi-Fi card built into your device. They charge you $2 for EACH computer or smart phone you register. Once they have authorized your MAC, you are given a password to access the internet. Then you find out they use ancient router technology that is so slow you could push a rope uphill faster. The next morning we could no longer access the internet so we presume they removed our MAC authorization at midnight. Bizarre!! We talked to management about it and they went on the defensive, arguing with us that they had the best system available and offered no refund. For what you get, this is an expensive park for an overnight stay and there are other parks in the area that we would try the next time.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
The campground's location on the Bay of Fundy is outstanding. From our site we could watch the bay from the back window of the RV and walk to the shore within minutes where there are incredible views of the St. Martins Sea Caves, the cove and harbor and a 25+ foot tidal change. Our pull-thru site was all grass pad & patio and reasonably level with minor adjustments needed. Water pressure was decent around 35 psi. However, electrical voltage fluctuated and our EPMS went into protective shutdown several times because voltage dropped below 103. Wi-Fi was on the weekend the campground got busy. It's family friendly and there are lots of children. Campfires abound in the evening. The campground's location is a bit out of the way if you plan to use it as a base camp for visiting Fundy National Park and Hopewell Rocks. Highway 111 not only adds miles / kms to get there, you will also travel over some of the roughest road we experienced in Canada. However, don't shortchange St Martins as a destination in itself. A must see is the Fundy Parkway. There is a fee to enter. Currently, the parkway is a 20km drive with 17 look-offs along the incredibly scenic Bay of Fundy. This is an active project that will eventually extend the road to Fundy National Park by 2017. We are looking forward to staying here again.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a smaller campground nestled in the hills of New Hampshire near Potanipo Pond. Interior roads are gravel. The transient sites are paved pad and patio. Our's was easy to back into but required blocking to level. Site widths were reasonable and you didn't feel like you were camping on top of your neighbor. We experienced no problems with the bugs reported by others, but there is a small creek and standing water adjacent to the park that could be the source under the right conditions. Water pressure was decent at 35psi. Power was a stable 50amp around 117 volts. There is no pool, but Potanipo pond has a public swimming beach located just down the road. The park was clean and reasonably well kept. There are some typical seasonal sites where maintenance is needed to keep it looking sharp. The bath house and laundry facility is new and very clean. The Wi-Fi and cable connections were excellent. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back again.
09/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
We chose to stay for a week in one of this parks premium sites overlooking the Amish farmland. We were guided to our site which was all gravel and reasonably level but looking unkempt with patches of grass growing throughout the gravel. Site width was about 25 feet and a bit close to the neighboring rigs for a premium location. There are no trees in the premium section. Water pressure was good at 40+psi, 50 amp electric was reliable with voltage varying between 113 and 117. There is no pool and there were very few families with children as a result, which some travelers may find desirable. Wi-Fi was very good when you could get it. Our location was at the fringe so it was difficult to connect while inside the RV and if another rig was next door you, you had to sit outside to get a signal. On Sunday we couldn't connect at all. I talked with the manager who sat behind the counter with his hands behind his head and matter of fact they told me that it was as good as it gets and there was nothing they could do about it according to his network engineer. They only had so many connections available and when they are all used, that's it until someone turns off or disconnects their device. He also said they shut down internet access from 11pm to 7:30am every night to prevent abuse. If you're an early riser, you will discover it is actually closer to 8:00am every morning that internet access is restored. Considering the nightly rate at Disney's Fort Wilderness isn't much different, we would expect a comparable level of accommodations and service. By comparison, this park is overpriced and not even close in value. Their occupancy during the week was much lower than other parks we stayed at during our trip and even over a major holiday the park was filled, but not full. We presume they justify the rate partly because of the view, which was lovely. However, after staying at campgrounds on the Bay of Fundy with stellar views and great Wi-Fi that were $30 per night less their view wasn't worth the extra $. This park could be a 9 - 10, but we won't stay here again until they get realistic about their rates.
04/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Located in the Music Valley area, close to the Grand Ole Opry and Opryland, the campground is one of four all lining the frontage road off Briley Parkway and right next to Camping World. The park staff was friendly and efficient at check-in and offered all kinds of concierge service for the area's attractions. Park roads had numerous pot holes. Site width was decent and easy to back in. Our gravel pad required leveling side to side and the concrete patio was cracked but had a very nice picnic table. Electric service is primarily 30amp in the park and surprisingly didn't have a breaker in the pedestal. It wasn't a problem but I don't like plugging in live especially when the water tap and the sewer is right there too. The Wi-Fi service was horrible and non-existent for most the three days we stayed. After a day's rain there was a lot of standing water in the roadway and the ground around the RV was quite muddy. The cable TV service was very good. For an overnighter, Two Rivers is an option, but usually I would expect a much better than average park for this price. Our impression is they take advantage of its location and are not putting enough back into maintenance. We would check out one of the other campgrounds next time.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for one night. The campground just changed hands but the old owner was there to help the new owners get started for the year. He walked in front of us all the way to guide us to our site which seemed to keep him in good shape too. The majority of sites are pull-through, all gravel pad & patio with decent site width and length. The campground was clean and the facilities were in very good shape. There are 10 - 11 sites that are on the lake front although set back a ways. The day we arrived the wind was blowing strong and it was a bit dusty. Because the roads and sites are all the same gravel base, it was a little confusing driving around the campground initially. There is very little vegetation around or near each site but the CG is nicely wooded and the lake is scenic. Wi-Fi and cable were good. We would come back again.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for one night while following the Natchez Trace. It was easy to find, close to the Trace exits and conveniently located to local shopping. Built on the side of a hill, most of the sites are pull-thru gravel pads, reasonably level and decently spaced. Park roads are all paved. Facility connections were easily accessible and placed mid-rig. Cable TV and WiFi both worked well. The grounds were clean and the funky little office has an abundance of brochures about Tupelo, which has a rich history and is the birthplace of Elvis. We will come back to spend time exploring Tupelo more fully someday and we would stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for a night while following the Natchez Trace because it was reasonably close for visiting Vicksburg. This is a rural campground, very quiet and picturesque with a wide open feel. The sites are decently spaced, all grass, no patio or tables and you will need to level the RV side to side. At 113V, their 50 amp service registered the lowest voltage we've seen in a while. Our electrical use was nominal so it did not pose a problem. It had rained prior to our arrival and there was standing water in sections of the roadway. The ground around the site was firm although our shoes picked up a bit of mud. They have WiFi but we didn't get the pass code and forgot to ask. Over the air TV reception was decent. They also have a small pool which was closed for the winter. The gravel entrance road is narrow and only one lane as it winds around the fishing lake but it presents a beautiful introduction to the park. There are a number of permanent campers primarily tucked into the perimeter woods. Some are typical of long-term stays. The main building and pavilion are rustic and, as others have mentioned, the campground has an old-time feel. We would stay here again. One word of warning - follow the park's directions for getting to the campground. If you decide to follow your infallible GPS and it directs you to Goat Hill road - you are going the wrong direction!
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for three nights while touring Natchez. Access to the park was easy and well marked. The road over the levee and the park roads are gravel and a bit dusty when dry. The campground is located right on the Mississippi River. We especially enjoyed watching the river traffic and the views across of the Natchez shoreline. The sites are decently spaced pull thru's with most having concrete pads. Slight leveling was required for our site. The grounds were clean and well cared for. It poured heavy rain during our stay. Our site drained well but water pooled in several areas of the roadway and the surrounding ground got a little muddy. The office staff was very friendly and helpful providing local information. The clubhouse building is newer construction, large and houses the office, laundry, showers, common area and access to an outdoor pool / hot tub. Their collection of local info rivals a visitor information center. They state WiFi is available in the clubhouse. We were able to connect from our site although the service was erratic. No cable TV and over the air reception was ok but several network channels were fringe and dropped in/out during the evening. Considering the Good Sam discount we felt the rate was high but the location is great. We would stay here again.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for a week. This is an attractively landscaped park with very good concrete pads and patios, however our angled back-in site was more closely spaced to the adjacent RV's and shorter than we like. Our 33' RV took up most of the pad length and with the truck parked alongside the RV it was not possible to use the awning and cumbersome to get in and out of the vehicle. The pull thru sites and others on the East and North perimeter offered more room and didn't have a closed-in feel. Access roads are in great condition, but at 18' just wide enough that we had to do some jockeying to get our rig backed in, In all fairness that problem is partially due to our truck's lousy turning radius. Grounds maintenance in the park was impeccable and the entrance beautifully landscaped. The staff was especially friendly and welcoming. The outdoor heated pool is small but nice. There is no hot tub. The main building houses registration and a small activity area for cards, games, puzzles and pot lucks. WiFi was decent although sporadic at times. The park sponsored a lunch on Saturday and brought in salad and pizza which was nice and well attended. It's close to the beaches, restaurants and the casinos, which accounted for a full house on the weekend. We liked the park for its location while touring Biloxi and our site was just fine for a short term stay. We would stay here again.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for a week. This is a decent park with generous spacing between sites, sufficient length for bigger rigs and good concrete pads and patios. It's close to the beach (4 mi), major shopping (2 mi) and lots of restaurants. Access roads are in good condition, paved and wide enough for easy back-in. While there are a few park models, the majority of sites are for RV's and the park is a favorite for the Snowbirds. Grounds maintenance in the park was good and the entrance was nicely landscaped. The main common building held an indoor heated pool / hot tub, activity rooms and a kitchen/hall where we enjoyed a great breakfast on Saturday morning sponsored by the Snowbirds. The outdoor pool was closed due to complete renovation. The ground around our site was quite saturated from previous rains so it was soft and we tracked a bit of mud for most of the week. While we didn't see any fire ants, there were numerous inactive hills around our site which still raised concern. The shower rooms were clean, nicely sized and attended to daily. However, as we later discovered, repair maintenance was slow. A heater/fan in one bathroom had been inoperable for some time as well as the shower in another room. The one thing that drove us crazy was the speed bumps. The park speed limit is 5mph and it is enforced with a generous hump at least every 10 car lengths or so. All in all, we liked the park, the people we met and its location. We would stay here again.
01/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
The park brochure now calls itself the "Manatee Encore RV Resort, a Premier RV Resort in Bradenton, FL". "Premier" is a bit of a stretch. Upon arrival we were escorted on a golf cart through the park and allowed to choose our site. Many of the available sites had issues with pads which were cracked, heaved, not level and in our case a little short for door placement over the patio. We finally chose a site on the north end of the park with a bayou behind us. The access road was wide enough to accommodate an easy back-in and the sites had decent width so you weren't on top of your neighbor. After plugging in, our power management system faulted on the 50 amp circuit. The 30 amp connection worked just fine. Park personnel responded quickly, diagnosed a problem with the 50 amp breaker and repaired it promptly. We had to treat a number of fire ant hills around the site. Noise from I-95 was not noticeable inside the RV but there was a din when outside. There was also a very inconsiderate person in the park who on several occasions did not have the common courtesy for their neighbors to pick up after their dog. After we inadvertently tracked a load into the RV we had to constantly check our shoes. The real disadvantage to our site location was the no-see-ums which showed up late every afternoon through sunset and drove us inside the RV. The people we met in the park were very open and engaging. The park had a full calendar of events and we participated in a number of activities. The main rec building was newer construction, nicely landscaped and located alongside the lake. We used the pool and hot tub regularly and their library was a great place to access the free Wi-Fi. Overall, we enjoyed our stay because of the people although we would try another park the next time we come back to Bradenton.
02/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for the month of February and thoroughly enjoyed this park. The work campers are outstanding and really make this park shine. It is exceptionally landscaped and maintained. Despite its name, the park is actually located about 2 miles from the beach. This was not a problem because it was easy to get to everything Panama City Beach has to offer. The pools are heated and well maintained. The hot tub was great. The $6 Saturday and Sunday morning breakfasts sponsored by the Work Campers were outstanding. Cable TV service was very good except for the lowest channels which were affected by static. Wi-Fi was $20 for the month but very good. The access roads are paved with decent width making back-in easy. The site pads are sufficient in length and width although we required adjustment to side level the RV. The only negative we encountered was site drainage after it rained. Granted the area experienced over 12"+ over a weeks time, but 4" of standing water on our pad for several hours each on three occasions was a bit frustrating and is the only reason for not giving the park a 10. Aside from that, we would definitely come back again.
03/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a developing park located in a very quiet area that will eventually have 173 sites for individual purchase. They currently have 24 sites completed each with 75' long and level concrete pads with another 6 sites across the road. The access roads are paved and wide making back-in easy. The waterfront sites are designed for motor coach only. The main club house provides registration services, a fitness center, laundry facility (free), a fully equipped kitchen and a bath house with exceptionally clean private bathrooms. The pool is not heated during the winter months so we didn't use it but there is a hot tub with a view of the lake. The free Wi-Fi connections were decent. The free Cable TV service was viewable but most channels were fuzzy and off-color. You can get a good selection of TV stations over the air as an alternative. The Soldiers Creek Golf Course is right next door and the park offers tee times at a very nice discount. This is a great park if you're here for a long stay but the location is out of the way. Most of our time was spent exploring the area and the 21 mile drive to the beach became tedious after a few trips as well as the 11 mile ride to major shopping. Aside from that, we loved the park. We would stay here again, especially to see the parks expansion come to fruition. The planned layout is attractive.
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