This was a very cool campground that appeared to be catered to families and children. There were a ton of family oriented amenities with Putt Putt Golf, nice pool, great playground area for kids with a very unique inflated bladder for kids to bounce on. They even had a nice Kamp K9 where the furry kids could romp and play after a long ride in the vehicle. The sites were tight and fairly close to one another. That is fine because this KOA park was more of a destination than a stopover park. Management could not be friendlier and the staff could not be more courteous.
Colden Lakes is an "OK" campground. The sites are very plain and have water, electric, and sewer. There is not much else beyond that as for amenities at the sites. The section that we were in had the sites on top of each other with about a 10 foot strip of grass between the sites. The premium sites that actually faced water were already taken up by the full timers. Many of those sites actually had wood decks built and sheds. The different sections have security gates for vehicles. In order to access your area, you need to have an electronic access card. You are required to pay a $20 deposit for the access card. The $20 is refunded when you turn in the card, providing there is someone there to take the card. We had to give it to the maintenance guy who gave us $20 out of his pocket so we could get on the road. The road to the campground is absolutely horrible. There are extremely steep hills to climb and descend. The roads are also in horrible condition deteriorating with numerous pot holes.
What a little gem of a park. They definitely need to pop a few signs on the highway to advertise what a friendly little park they are. We were lucky to even find them, but thanks to RV Park Reviews, they popped up on our laptop. They are super convenient to the highway if you need a stop over for a night while traveling, or even if you have an extended stay in the area. There are some sites that appear to have some semi-permanent residents, but I rarely find that to be an issue. Great hosts, great little quiet park to relax in. They even had enough groceries in their tiny store where we could put together a quick dinner of hot dogs and chips.
It is confirmed. This is NOT America's Best Campground. It may not even be Branson's Best Campground. The view that you see on the website is a well placed picture of the front of the park. What you don't see is what is behind it. The roads are paved, but in need of repair. All sites are gravel with a small concrete patio pad. In many sites, the sewer connection for the site to your right is next to your patio and picnic table. Not the best dining experience if you plan to eat outside. Most sites are fairly level. The park has some advantages. It is relatively close to many Branson area attractions. The road that the park is on is a dead end street which eliminates road noise. The bathrooms and showers are impeccable. If we decide to visit Branson again, we may decide to stay elsewhere.
Nice stop over park. This is a nice little KOA Campground that is super easy to get to off the Interstate, yet far enough away to avoid traffic noise. There is plenty of restaurants very close by and a Walmart Supercenter close by, if you need to get anything. Sites are gravel pull throughs with plenty of shade. The park is very clean. I would suggest this as a great stop over park, or even as a long stay park if you have the need to spend some time in the area.
This is a very nice very friendly park that is close to Interstate 35E, but far enough away so you can not hear any highway traffic. From what we saw, nearly every site is easy to get in to. Even with it being Memorial Day weekend, it was remarkably quiet and quite enjoyable. The shower and bathrooms were quite clean. I gave it a 9 out of 10 for rather basic reasons. You absolutely can not get any TV stations off an antenna. If you want TV reception, you need to have a satellite system. It would also be nice to have some WiFi, but I assume with the size of this park, that would be costly to set up. We definitely will be staying here several times in the future.
The previous reviewer must be one of those campers that needs everything pristine and private. The noise is not nearly as bad as they say. There are a lot of full timers, but they are neat, quiet and very courteous. The back section is designated as a full timer area. If you are not a full timer, don't go back there. The other full timers are just honest working people trying to make a living and not wanting to stay in hotels. I was here for a full week, and none of the "diesel pushers" were overly noisy. Maybe the previous reviewer needs to give up the RV lifestyle. They just are not cut out for it. If you want to really complain, complain about the fact that the beautiful pool can no longer be used because of silly ADA restrictions. Now that is a crime!!! Tall Pines RV Park is a very nice park. The owners are great friendly people, and very pet friendly. I definitely would stay here again.
Pilot Knoll Park and the City of Highland Village have elected to no longer accept the National Parks & Wildlife All Access passes. These passes provided retired military with service related disability compenasation to stay for 50% off. I guess this shows how much the City of Highland Village cares about the retired military. This year they also increased the rate to $25 per night. This increase and the requirement to pay Active.com a $2 fee to make reservations, have increased my costs from $9 per night to $27 per night. This park is not worth paying triple the cost for. Pilot Knoll Park is also becoming a little too run down and could use some improvements. There is no Wi-FI and poor TV reception. The other problem is the guests seem to think they can go anywhere. If you have a lakeside campsite, you can expect people to come into your site with their chairs, coolers and grills and "occupy" your campsite. I think I will find a better place to spend my recreational money.
This is a great RV park in Aransas Pass, Texas. This RV Park was immaculate. We arrived after hours on a Saturday. Upon arrival, there was a packet taped to the office window with our name on it. Inside the envelope was a site map highlighting our site. Within minutes we were greeted by a Park Host in a golf cart that escorted us to our site and assisted us in getting parked. The other residents in the park were absolutely wonderful and quite friendly. We would not hesitate to stay here again and have no problem recommending this park to anyone visiting the area.
Lake Catherine was a very peaceful and serene place to spend our vacation. We stayed in area C at the far end of the campground. There was just an abundance of different wildlife in the park. We saw geese, ducks, squirrels, deer, woodpeckers and other birds. We were even visited at night by the clever racoons. We were able to receive a few digital TV stations on our RV antenna. The showers were very clean and neat, but could use a shelf to place your shampoo and soap. The few drawbacks were that the other guests felt compelled to just walk through your campsite to get to the walking trails on the south end of the park. They had no regard for the people that were trying to enjoy themselves. The other small drawback was the view of the power plant across the other side of the lake, but it was not a major problem. I would definitely stay here again.