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10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
The NPS rangers wanted people to know that the Recreation.gov site does not list all of sites available (they are trying to get this fixed) so definitely call ahead and see if they have space. We love Flamingo and will be back as many times as possible. Info: electrical hook-up at the RV sites; dump stations and water are near the bathrooms. Level pull through, paved sites. No laundry facilities. Lots of beautiful areas to walk and view nature. Lots of mosquitoes (even during the dry season) so come prepared. We had an air card and had good internet reception. Day and night ranger programs.
05/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
No monthly or long-stay discounts; we paid $930/month for the cheapest rate, 30 amp back-in. There are not many good choices for campgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area – this place and the KOA in Petaluma were the only decent ones we could find. Perfectly okay place for an overnight but basically a very expensive, fenced-in parking lot: first row is grass, 50 amp back-ins; second row is grass with two sets of back-ins that are used as pull-through sites; third row onward have small rocks and dirt to park on, relatively level back-in sites that get muddy when it rains. All hook-ups are located in the absolute rear of the site; we bought an 30 amp extension cord + another 15’ of water hose in order to reach the hook-ups. Half of the sites have electrical on the wrong side of the RV. No amenities unless you count the garbage cans. No real community here. We kept our shades shut most of the time and hardly anyone sits outside their rig. This park has personnel and reservation problems – very chaotic and they rarely give you good information. We spoke numerous times on the phone with the woman at the main office: one day she would promise me a site, the next day I would discover she had moved us to a different site. She was unprofessional, argumentative, and not at all interested in working with the patrons to help them find a good site; I have written a letter to the park management outlining the problems – hopefully they can fix them. If you call the office and they tell you the park is full, drive by anyway and see if you can find a spot. We were told numerous times that it was full (and they made us move) but there were always plenty of empty sites and the site we vacated was never filled. Other campers we spoke to have had similarly frustrating experiences. Also, the park has lots of long-timers, mainly construction workers, so you may get woken up between 5-6 AM by the diesel engines idling around you; one worker has a loud motorcycle that he revs-up around 6 AM. There are two large grass fields outside of the park for walking your dog and the Bernal Corporate business park across the street is a nice place to walk. The Safeway is 1/2 mile away and Walmart is ~10 minute drive.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate was 'winter' price. Beautiful location but be warned - there are No hook-ups. Each site has a picnic table and big fire rings; CG hosts sell the firewood. Sites are generally pull-through, paved, level, and there is lots of grass and scenery between you and your neighbor. We enjoyed listening to the frogs at night and walking over the sand dunes to the beach.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice place, but I don't know if we will ever get used to the high prices of campgrounds in California - $58 is a lot of money for a place to park. That said, we had a paved pull-through with a small patio. Hook-ups worked well and were located in the middle of the site. Small bushes created some privacy between neighbors. Pool and hot tubs looked nice but were too cool to use. There was a game room but everything (including the pool table) cost an extra fee so we skipped it. Big areas to walk the dog. Front desk was nice and well organized - free cookie upon check-in. Campground is near Hwy. 101, but I don't remember hearing any noise.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice, quiet campground about 6 miles from Ojai. We were looking for a campground with full hook-ups and stumbled upon this very nice residential park. Most of the people are here full-time; the sites are clean and well-kept (we even saw someone sweeping the roads!); and the place has a well-groomed feeling. Sites are large (double-wide) and level; you park on gravel and have a big concrete slab for a patio. Hook-ups are in the back of the site; everything worked fine. Clean laundry room: $1.25 for wash + $.75 for 45 min dryers. It is easy to miss the campground entrance when you are driving down Burnham road - look for the 'Alpaca' sign on the right and get ready to turn left into the campground; it is just a few houses down. A nice lady is the manager, and we look forward to staying here again.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate was for a monthly site. They run a background check for the monthlies and require your SSN. Lots of play equipment and activities for children – this KOA caters to the younger crowd. Our gravel site was slightly unlevel; pretty muddy after the rain – needs more gravel; utilities were good; space was wide and had grass and trees next to it. Lots of areas to walk but the grounds were not always clean (bits of garbage left here and there). We enjoyed the country setting and the animals. You are close to the freeway (1/2 mile) so you still hear the roar at night. Spa water was warm (not hot) and pool was unheated in March; spa closes at 7 PM. Rate is pretty high given the off-season: $765 + taxes + electricity. Not a super-friendly community or staff – most people just keep to themselves but it could be due to the weather. We were here for a month visiting relatives and as there are not many decent RV parks in the Bay Area, this was our only choice. Owner was fakey-friendly. We would stay here again for a short stay but not for a long-stay – not enough of a full-timer community.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate includes full hook-up + $2/day dog fee. Beautiful location with 12 full hook-up sites (one of them is ADA only). Gate is locked at 10 PM and it is a long walk, 2.2 miles, to the campground. Currently the park is only open from Friday, 2 PM, to Sunday, noon - it should be open all week long after April 2012. I agree with the previous reviewer that this is a tough campground to drive to, especially if you have a big RV. Luckily, our trailer is only 21' and we had no problems with height or backing in but we had to be careful driving through the camp loops due to narrow roads. Sites are paved and somewhat unlevel; utilities are good. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.
02/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
I agree with the previous reviewers. This campground is fine for an overnight and convenient to visiting San Francisco and the Bay Area, but the sites are just too narrow for comfort. We stayed here a week in order to visit family nearby and found the site pretty uncomfortable. No picnic table, no space to put out your chairs. Our neighbors were so close to us that we kept the blinds shut so we did not look into their RV. Site is gravel, level, and the utilities worked fine. The water hook-up is on a wood fence at the back of the site. The pool was not heated. The laundry room was fine. The front desk had lots of helpful tourist information such as ferry schedules costs of the buses.
02/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Not cheap ($38/camping +$2/dog) but this was a good place to set-up camp while driving from LA to SF. CG was pretty much deserted in February. Pretty plants on sites. Some of the tree branches might be low for a big rig: so watch while you park. Lots of level pull-through sites with full hook-ups. Utilities were good. Park has dirt walking trails. We did not have time to visit the museum but enjoyed seeing all of the old farm equipment on the roadside.
02/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great place to stay while visiting LA. I was not expecting much but found this CG to be clean and pleasant. Lots of blackbird chirping in the trees. Our site was in row 'A', close to the heated pool, spa (102 degrees F), and laundry room. Utilities were good. The desk staff was helpful. Sites were a bit narrow but the pull-through was long enough so we set-up our chairs on the gravel. There is a constant traffic roar from I-5 and 126 but it did not disturb our sleep. Propane sold on-site. Long-term residents seemed nice and we did not experience any problems with barking. There is a fenced dog park with doggie bags.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you like the high desert, this is a great place to camp; beautiful mountains, lots of clear nights for star gazing, and pretty areas to walk. We only stayed two nights but I can envision returning for a longer stay. Also, we were thrilled to find a state park with full hook-up and cable! CG was almost empty in the winter so we could choice our site. Lots of space between sites, utilities were good, nights went below freezing so you need to disconnect your water hose. The rangers were friendly. There is a small interpretative center in the CG and a telescope observatory (shows start at 6pm) ~13 miles away. We will definitely return.
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Excellent park to stay in while visiting New Orleans. Our rate was with Passport America. We had a waterfront back-in (view of a marina) and it was very pleasant. Utilities were good. Road and site were gravel and a little uneven. Laundry room was okay. Pool and hot tub were too cold to use. Some nights they have live entertainment in the bar by the pool.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate was with Passport America. Very nice campground given the price; right off of I-10. Good utilities. Paved, pull-through site. Free breakfast, too! We would definitely recommend this campground.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice people and a very nice campground. Everything was good: utilities worked well; sites were large, long and paved; lots of space to back-in. Two laundry rooms; two pools. Pool was cold but the hot tub was nice and hot. Well kept property with lots of extras: social room; exercise room; tennis courts. They have obviously put a lot of effort into making this a nice resort, and we would definitely stop here again.
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate was PA. Nice place for an overnight. Utilities were good, but I did not like the set-up for the water faucet on site 12 (overnight pull-through. It was next to the sewer hook-up and only 3" away. Other sites had a better hook-up. Big laundry facility and very cheap, $1 wash. Site was level, rock and sand. Lots of activities for longer term residents. Near a beautiful beach.
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice big sites. We had enough space for a couple of RVs. Electrical and water only. Dump station can be accessed from the right or left side. Sand site was pretty level and surrounded by trees with lots of privacy. Beautiful location with lots of birds and manatees. We enjoyed walking around the park and on the boardwalks. We would definitely return.
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice state park with a lovely view of the Indian River. We enjoyed walking out on the pier and watching the sunrise. Overnight site was fine. Slightly unlevel and we had to back into the rear corner of the site in order to reach the utilities. Absolutely no privacy between the sites, but we were lucky all of our neighbors were very friendly. You are parking on sand so we found some readjusting of the stabilizers was necessary. Laundry facilities. Very close to Kennedy Space Center. We would definitely return.
01/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Although set in an industrial area, this is a lush county park with lots of walking trails, pond, and playground areas. Unfortunately the park needs more maintenance. We saw some garbage, lots of fallen palm fronds (big ones), and over-grown trails. Convenient campground for visiting Fort Lauderdale. We had a small back-in on the A loop. Long-term residents had a nice choice of sites (longer, wider, more private). Site was level; utilities were good. Roads in and out of the park are narrow and curvy, but we saw lots of big rigs in the campground, so they must fit. Rate was $40/night + $1 pet fee.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
They have redone the campground so there is now full hook-up; wide, level sites; and a double wide access road which made it easy to back-in. Our site had some trees around it for privacy. Good laundry facilities. Close to the marina and glass bottom boat tours. Like all of the state parks on the Keys, the reservations for this campground fill-up a year ahead of time. We kept checking the Reserve America site until there were cancellations.
01/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
The rating is for the CG and not the park (which is great and has lots of fun activities). Our site, #26, was short (maximum length ~28') and narrow; site was level and made of gravel/dirt. The electric was good but the water connection was in the front of the site, more on the road than the site, so a long hose was needed. CG feels cramped but you can walk out to the main road for more space. Some of the sites were double-wide while others were pretty narrow so you may want to check the information on Reserve America beforehand to make sure your slides will fit. No laundry facilities. For activities, we really enjoyed the water, the star talk and the kayaking but the CG was pretty so-so.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed in the ‘T’ loop which has 41 sites with electricity. You can only reserve a non-electrical site online and then you have to drive here and see if they have any open electrical sites. Our rate with the National Parks pass was $16/night for the site + $7/night for the electricity. Fresh water hose and dump station are next to the bathroom. No warm water showers on the ‘T’ loop but the bathrooms in the tent camping areas has solar-heated water and the showers are close to hot (but grungy). Sites are level pavement, pull-through and long enough for a big rig and the tow vehicle. We had a great time walking and going to the nightly ranger talks. Do your laundry and shopping before you come here, there are no laundry facilities, no real grocery stores (marine store has very few supplies) and it is close to a 50 miles drive back to Homestead.
12/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice campground. Electric only. Price included the dump station. The fresh water hose was broken so you may to call first and see if they fixed it. Sites are back-in, level, and have nice grass next to them with picnic table. No showers or sink to wash dishes -which was a pain. Pond has two alligators so keep your kids and dogs away from the water. Nice camp hosts watch over the area and make sure people are obeying the rules. No Internet with our Verizon air card. Sprint phone worked out by the main road, Tamiami Trail. This campground is a couple of miles from the Oasis Visitor Center and a 20 min. drive to Shark Valley. Great place to relax and enjoy the stars – no services nearby so come prepared.
12/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very big campground – I think there were 1,700 sites and most of them were full the week we visited. Felt more like a small city with all of the traffic (golf carts, bikes, people walking their dogs) than a campground. We had a back-in site on the pond, nice location between two park models but none of these sites seem to have much privacy – so if you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, I would go elsewhere. Pool was large and somewhat heated, two hots tubs were nice when not crowded. Lots of activities for children. Two dog parks. Security guards are very active here and patrol the campground constantly. Site was grass and level. Utilities were in the rear of the site: the electrical and sewer were in the rear left corner and the water in the rear right corner – bring your long hoses. Laundry center was good but very full in the mornings. I doubt we would stay here again unless it was off-season, there were just too many people around all of the time.
12/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Dirt and grass sites were slightly unlevel. Hook-ups were problematic for us. The sewer was in the front of the site and the electrical and water were in the rear; probably 20'-25' between these two utilities so bring your long hoses. They only have 50amp but will loan you a converter for a $25 refundable deposit. Our site was shady but some sites had no trees at all. Beautiful pool and spa. Decent laundry room. Front office staff was okay. Small fenced area for dogs.
12/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I agree completely with the previous review. This is a convenient CG for visiting the Sponge Docks and we enjoyed our walks into town. The CG contains mainly park models and there are probably 5-6 overnight spots. The sites are rock gravel, level, and have full hook-up in the rear (pretty sure I saw 50amp. Call ahead to make sure). There is a narrow cement slab for your chairs. I backed our 21' TT in easily but another larger trailer was not able to fit and left the CG. My best guess is that RVs 28'-30' will fit. Site was too narrow to open the awning fully. Owner was very friendly as were many of the guests. Laundry room had big front loading washers and dryers. We would definitely return.
12/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here in order to see the manatees - they were wonderful and being able to walk down in the morning to see them was great. Our site was a little too exposed but others had more trees and privacy. Utilities and dump station were fine. Bathrooms were older and needed fixing but were clean. Lots and lots of mosquito's here - come prepared.
12/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park had some of the nicest, friendliest people we have ever encountered. Even though the facilities are older, the community spirit here made this park a great place to stay. We also enjoyed all of the wildlife - there are three resident Sand Hill cranes that visit the CG. Our pull-through site was slightly unlevel; grass with packed soil. More permanent sites had a concrete pad and were back-in. Electrical was very good (124V) and water and sewer were fine. Most sites have oaks trees for shade. Bathroom was clean. Laundry room was affordable ($1.25/load) and clean. We did not participate but they have lots of daily events and activities. This is a great quiet CG and we really enjoyed our visit.
12/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very convenient CG for visiting WDW but they are cutting corners in service and maintenance and it shows. The CG is enormous and the cheapest sites must be 3/4 of a mile from the boat launch. We had a premium site price ranged from $80/night-$125/night plus $10-$15 in taxes per night. In addition, we paid another $5/night for our dog. Wi-Fi is extra: we did not use it since we have our own. Premium sites are wide and have some trees around them for privacy. There is one heavily used bathroom for each camping loop. Sites are level, electrical was low sometimes (114-118V) but water an sewer were good. Road in the CG loops are narrow: take it slow to avoid the cars, decorations, children, etc. There are dog-walking areas with trash cans. We enjoyed being close enough to the Magic Kingdom boat launch to walk there: but you have to watch out for all of the golf carts whizzing by. You can walk to the 'beach' area (no swimming) to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks at night. There were two firework shows each night. Our dog was terrified by the noise so you may want to bring a sedative if your dog is scared of loud noises. Check-in and front desk employees seemed burned-out and not friendly. Loops could really benefit from a CG host to keep partying campers inline. There are security who ride their bikes on the outer roads but I never saw them in the CG area. The pool was great, though a little cool, with a nice slide. Pool is busy until 6pm when the children's activities end. Only one hot tub for over 800 campsites: pretty ridiculous!
12/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great location for visiting St. Augustine. Site was level, tricky to back-in because the site was at a right angle to the narrow road but once we were in, there was lots of plants around the site to provide privacy. Water and electrical were fine. Bathroom was nice for a state park - well maintained. Our site was .7 miles from the only dumpster. We drove to the beach but you can walk around the CG and see lots of birds. Dump station had three separate dumps which was very helpful. We will definitely return.
11/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a destination park for many families during the holidays. but for us it was just a very expensive place to stay. We paid almost $50 for just electric plus water. They charge us an extra $13/night for the privilege of using the dump station. Sites are relatively level and large. Electrical was low. My EMS read 114-118 volts most of the time. Water was fine. You need to get a key from the office to unlock the dump station. Showers were very heavily used and not always clean; the work-campers did their best to keep the sites clean. CG is in the middle of the park and has many walking trails. From November to Jan 1st they have an extensive holiday light show. CG sells out a year in advance for the holidays. Sunday morning there was a nice pancake breakfast that my son enjoyed. Historic Charleston is only 5-10 minutes away. Our site, #40, had zero privacy since it was right next to the bathrooms. Everyone using the facilities walked within a few feet of our trailer; young kids took a short cut through our site with their bikes! There is a laundry area but the machines are old and we needed assistance from the office to get one of them working.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pretty CG in the woods. Lots of hills to climb to get here. Our site was level but many were on a slope. Electrical and water were good; dump was fine. Bathrooms are pretty old and need some work but there was hot water in the shower and a wall heater in the bathroom. No host but helpful rangers at the visitor center. Verizon air card had four bars! Lake looked like it would be fun in the warmer weather.
11/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Loved this beautiful park with its big trees. Lots of places to walk and enjoy nature. Sites were big with lots of trees and space between you and your neighbors. Electrical and water were good. Our site was level but some were not. Bathroom and laundry room were fine - nice book exchange in the laundry room. CG host and the people at the visitor center were friendly and helpful; one nice bonus you can borrow themed knapsacks (history, wildlife, etc...) at the visitor center to learn about the area. Small camp store has T-shirts and camping basics but no food items. Park is very convenient to the free ferry that crosses the James river every 30 mins - we visited Jamestown and Yorktown this way. Surry is a very small town so get your supplies elsewhere.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice family run CG and the owners seem to try hard to keep people happy. We were there for the Halloween weekend (lots of fun), the CG was full and it was pretty tight getting into the sites (some trees and lots of RVs around). Sites were too short to park the truck and trailer together. Our site was wide and had lots of space to sit in but our neighbors had a narrow site - I would suggest viewing the site first, if possible. Sites on the river had the best views. Utilities were good. Our site was a little sloped and was muddy after the rain. Laundry room was small, but the machines worked well. Nice, large grassy area to walk the dog. Showers were fine, but smelled a bit of mildew.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price was with KOA discount. They don't have any off-season rates or weekly/monthly discounts. Convenient park for visiting DC. We would definitely stay here again but were surprised with some of the less-than-stellar features of the park (esp. given its price). Garbage was left at various parts of the park and not cleaned up after many days. The hot tub was fun to go in, but it is old (has cracks and around 8 patches on the fiberglass) and should be replaced. Some of the staff were friendly, but others were definitely not interested in helping customers. One thing that bothered us was that our site shared the grass with another site (they were oriented the opposite direction) so there was no privacy for either site. The tables and grills were close together - seems like a pretty chintzy solution. Sites are gravel and level. Utilities were good. Laundry room was large and has front loaders. One nice bonus was the fenced dog area - very unusual to find in the northeast. We parked at the College Park Metro station for $4.25 which was cheaper than riding the bus from the park.
11/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Hard to understand why this campground is so expensive. It is convenient to Philadelphia, but otherwise it is pretty basic. We stayed in a very narrow and short site (my neighbor's slide was a few inches from our non-moveable picnic table) and it was difficult fitting the truck in with the trailer. Utilities were fine; site was mainly level. There is a small pond for the ducks and a nice looking playground for the children. Train to Philly is a 15 min drive and then another 15-20 mins. to downtown. Office staff was helpful, but not happy to see customers.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great location for visiting NYC; train station is very close and it is only ~40 mins to Grand Central Terminal. The park is beautiful and has lots of nice walking areas and wildlife. The sites are large and level. Utilities are good but we had problems reaching the water and sewer connections; many of the sites have sewer in the front and water hook-up in the back. This is a county park and the office staff is not always aware of which sites are open (could be their reservation software?) and which ones will work for your RV. You may want to walk the sites before you pay. Sites 1-4 (electrical and water only) are on a busy road that leads to the cabins so people tend to speed past in their cars. Shower was not clean but the water was hot. We would definitely stay here next time we visit NYC.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great location and it was fun to walk around the park; pretty views and relatively quiet CG (some noise from nearby streets). Don't expect the front office to know anything about RV campgrounds: they are just kids taking reservations. When we checked in they told us all of the sites were level but the reality was most of the sites were on a slope and we were lucky to get a level one (#79). We were in the full hook-up area. Also noticed that many of the sites were crescent shaped which would be okay for a small RV but might be awkward for a longer motorhome. Hook-ups were good. My Verizon mobile broadband had a good connection. We would have stayed longer but they were all booked up for the weekend.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate was $42 with discount. You have to put down a $20 deposit for the security gate card. Site was level; mixture of sand and dirt. Trees between the sites give you some privacy. All hook-ups were good (we did not use their Wi-Fi) and my Verizon broadband had a good connection. The park is right on Route 6 so there is some street noise. The back of the property connects to a paved bike/walking path which is very nice. There were many nice facilities that we did not use (bathrooms, showers). Laundry machines were great - clothes were clean and dried quickly; extra set of machines next to the TV room. There is a large TV lounge area with comfortable chairs and sofa and DVDs to watch - probably the nicest set-up we have seen at a campground.
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Park get a 10 rating for natural beauty. The sites are big and the pond/lake and surrounding woods are incredible. However, there are no hook-ups and the bathroom are sub-par (smelly, dirty). We had site #25 which was right on the lake and enjoyed watching the water, birds, and a beaver. Mosquitoes were out in full force, even during the daytime hours. Sites have lots of privacy, a fire ring and picnic table. The yurts up the hill looked nice - wood floors, bunk-beds, and a solid table with two benches inside. The showers were horrible, a 10" drain opening is in the floor for the grey water and it really stinks. The water only works for 10 secs so you have to repeatedly push a knob in the wall while you are showering. We only stayed for two days and would come again (but plan on showering elsewhere).
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We paid weekly rate. There are not many choices around Boston with a full hook-up but Normandy Farms was full so we stayed here – some problems and we would return only if we needed an overnight stay and there was nowhere else open. Sites are relatively level; a mix of gravel and dirt that got very muddy in the rain. Trees are pretty but made backing into the site tricky; rocky, curvy roads – we watch three RVs get into trouble as they pulled out. All three utility hook-ups were problematic: electrical shut-off one night at our site (other sites were okay and the owner said he would try to fix it); water pressure was low; sewer system was under capacity. Laundry room was good. Going to Boston took one and half hours via the commuter train in Ayer – longer if the train was delayed. Office has a couple of helpful maps with directions to the train and T. Lots of mosquitos. Small fenced area for dogs – about 20’x12’. Good playground for the kids. WiFi worked well sometimes but disconnected often. Pool was closed since it was after Labor Day. No off-season rates. If Winter Island Park had a sewer hook-up, we would have gone back and stayed there – much nicer place.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Lot of positives and negatives about camping here. We had a great time but it is not for everyone. Good things: Has a beautiful waterfront view of the marina; nice areas to walk and lots of benches to sit on; good electrical; level site; hot water in the showers and heated bathroom/shower; you are a five minute drive from the Salem Ferry that goes to Boston. Negatives: You are camping in a parking lot next to a boat ramp; there is noise from people putting their boat into/out-of the water at all hours; sites for trailers are narrow (MH sites were wider) and not well marked; shared utility pedestals mean the hook-up could be on the wrong side (our electrical reached; water hose did not); bathrooms are run-down and the showers were grubby (bring your flip-flops); expensive for what you get. We would definitely return but I can understand that some people did not like it.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Here is the address: 380 Route 950. | Cap Pele, NB | E4N 2A9. We stumbled upon this CG late one night after discovering the Provencal Park we were going to visit had already closed for the season. Level sites, good hook-ups. We had an overnight pull-through site without sewer but other sites had sewer. Fire rings at all sites. CG is on the beach, you walk on boardwalks over the sand dunes to a lovely sandy beach. Wi-Fi signal was the best we found in NB and NS. Soccer field and play area for kids. Very nice community feeling here - some of the seasonal families have been coming here for decades so even though the CG is enormous, it did not feel crowded - it felt more like a friendly neighborhood than a campground.
08/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
CG is grassy field (but sites are not necessarily level) next to a rock beach. Very foggy. Pretty location but the CG was not well designed; the sites back up to each other and two sites share the same utility pedestal so all of the rigs are crowded into the middle of the sites. When we were there we had three RVs within 2-5 feet - so no privacy. If you don't mind children and dogs running through your site, this is a perfectly okay place to camp. Roads to and from St. Martin's are very rough - lots of potholes. Caves nearby are fun to explore at low tide.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate was with weekly discount. We already had the Parks Annual Pass - otherwise you pay an additional daily fee. Very helpful park employees. Beautiful location with walking paths and lots of nature; rocky beach is 1/2 mile away from RV sites. There are different sections for serviced and non-serviced sites. If you can boon dock, I would choose the non-serviced sites since they are much less crowded, surrounded by trees and much more private. We stayed in the serviced area. Level site, good utilities. Water hook-up was below the ground so our water filter would not fit. No firewood for sale so plan on buying it in town. Only a few sites have a fire ring. Laundry facility at the nearby commercial campground is pretty terrible - try to avoid it. Groceries in town are tourist-priced so stock up in Sydney or another bigger city. One warning about driving here, there is one killer hill (I think at Smokey Cove) that must be 13+% grade; uphill when coming from Baddeck and a brake-smoking downhill when driving from Ingonish towards Baddeck.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price is with KOA discount. Un-level sites - muddy; good electrical; sewer had to run uphill. Wi-Fi was so-so. Pretty sites with some privacy. Pool was warm and clean. Bigger open sites for MH's had fewer trees but much more space. Small store at front office + restaurant (we did not try it). We would stay here again but before paying we would check out the site and see how unlevel it was.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Okay CG but definitely feels neglected in the maintenance department. Lots of overhanging trees and bushes that would impeded a large RV. 30 amp only. Our site was pretty level, utilities were fine; Wi-Fi kept disconnecting. Tiny beach with large sharp rocks - bring your water shoes if you want to try to swim. Hard to understand how they can charge $40 for what they provide.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nicely maintained CG - the owners put a lot of work into the place and it shows; definitely a place we will visit again. We had a back-in by the road, surrounded by trees, very private and beautiful. All utilities including Wi-Fi worked well. Good level site with gravel base. Fire ring. Store sells woods, small amounts of food. Swimming pool was nice for the kids. Pretty field and play area. They don't allow dogs to be walked through the CG so we walked up on the road. CG is close to all of the Anne of Green Gables sights and a really nice beach at the National Park.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful location on a cliff above the Atlantic - wish we could have stayed longer. Sites are not level so come prepared. There is no water at the sites but you can fill-up your tank before the registration office - a small dirt road on the left goes to the water spigot and the dump station (separate areas) - or there are some faucets through-out the park. Electrical and sewer were good. The park closes for camping on Sept 1st - before Labor Day.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed a month and then stayed using Escapees and PA discounts so the rate is an approximate average. Good utilities, level sites, some trees to provide shade. Very clean CG, lots of work-campers mowing the grass and keeping the plants trimmed. Easy access for big RVs. Three areas to walk your pets; small garbage cans in pet areas. Front office is very helpful and has printed directions to local services and sights. If you are going to Canada, they will store items you cannot bring across the border (wine, wood, etc..) for free -very nice! One kind lady looked after our plants while we were traveling.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice campground from which to explore the Montpelier area. Our price was for a pull-through; back-ins are only for seasonal campers. All utilities were good and site was pretty level. You park on grass. Lots of mosquitoes. Pool is an above-the-ground type, good for a quick dip. They just built a nice recreation room with screened in porch. Lots of property to walk the dog and enjoy the Vermont natural beauty. The Rock of Ages quarry tour is a 5 minute walk away. Laundry room is great: plenty of double front loaders. Owners are working hard to make this a nice place to stay.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
They have a nice children's camp program from 9am-12pm that is free to campers - so the rating is partially based on the camp which my son really loved (playing, swimming, crafts, snack + partial lunch). Rate was Passport America. Mainly a seasonal camp heavily oriented towards families and children. Convenient to visiting the Corning Glass museum. Pretty location with relatively level sites and good electrical and water - no sewer hook-up. Laundry was only okay - old machines. Bathroom facilities and showers don't look like they get cleaned everyday. Pool looked good - it was too full of kids for me to get a chance to swim. Verizon air card worked well. We would stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rate was Passport America. Very pretty location. This may be a great park for seasonal campers but it was pretty so-so for an overnight. The seasonal sites are level while pretty much everything else is on a series of sloping hills - one motorhome I saw had a 6" block of wood under one of the front levelers and their bottom stair was about 2 feet from the ground. We were put into the only level spot, a pull-next-to site which was nothing more than the shoulder of a gravel road with hook-ups next to it. No grass, no picnic table, no place to sit. If we had put out our awning, we would have been blocking the road. Two other over-nights were parked with us (nose-to-tail) and it was a tight fit. Voltage for the electricity ran a bit low (112-114V) but everything else worked fine. If you plan on going, be warned that the directions on the website are not correct - the mileage listed is too short for a couple of the turns.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed in a pull-through section for short-timers. Electrical and water were good; no sewer hook-up. Site was level and we had lots of space around us. Pretty CG; if you walk down through the park models, there is a path that takes you down to Lake Erie - not much beach but fun to visit. A bit pricey for no sewer - we did not have a Good Sam card. Verizon aircard was fine. Lots of nice places to walk the dog.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
I would love to rate this CG higher since it is very pretty and there were lots of nice seasonal people staying there - but we had multiple power disruptions and low voltage at our site (our neighbors left since they could not power their rig) and it does not look to me like the owner is going to fix the electrical system. Rate was $15 for PA + electrical (PA sites are on meters). Site was ~unlevel, gravel + dirt. Water and sewer were good. Verizon aircard worked here. We used this as a homebase to visit Niagara Falls (1 hour away), Fort Niagara (45 mins), and the Erie Canal (15 mins). Lots of space between sites. CG has fishing ponds and nice areas to walk; watch out for the mosquitoes in the morning and evening.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were here during the weekend of the July the 4th and it was packed. Luckily the campers were all polite and quiet so the crowded conditions were fine. Electrical and water were fine; we had a site with a grey water drain: not all of the sites have them (dump station is available). Lots of trees: gravel sites with a picnic table and fire ring; sites are not level. Back-in only. We only saw two big motorhomes and they were very cramped (bumpers almost touching the RV behind them) so I would not recommend this CG to 40'+ RVs. Your truck/tow vehicle will not fit on the site. You have to park perpendicular to your RV, or up on a hillside. Family oriented CG: lots of families here return year after year. Free firewood. Nice pasture at the top of the CG to walk the dogs. We would stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very expensive, like most KOAs, we paid $45 with a KOA discount card. Utilities were fine; sites were level. Pool looked good but was too full for us to use (this was right before the 4th of July). Back-in sites and the sites on the end of the rows have space next to them but the pull-throughs in the middle are packed in like sardines; my neighbor's slide was ~12" from our picnic table. Two fenced dog areas. We needed to be in Wapakoneta for family business so this was a convenient CG but I would not stay here again unless I had to, due to the high cost. We slept with the fan on so the noise from the freeway did not bother us.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rating is based on the view and surrounding beauty - Madison is a great little town. CG sites are narrow, back-in only (not pull-throughs listed on RVParkReviews), electrical and water (you will need long hoses), and there is a dump station. Paved site to park on; slight inclines. Bathrooms are older with peeling paint but okay for a shower. Host is very helpful. If you are energetic, you can walk into town. Vaughn Street is blocked due to construction on the bridge so you will need to drive on 56 to the far east side of town (past the bridge) and then turn right on Ferry St. The CG is at the bottom of the hill, on the left, next to the river. We would definitely camp here again. FYI: there is a good laundry facility on Main St, west end of town.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pretty park, grassy sites (that can get muddy with rain), sort of level. Electrical hook-up was good and Verizon aircard worked. Water hook-up was too far to reach. Some of the sites had the water near the electrical but ours were on different ends of the site roughly 70' apart. You may want to fill up your fresh tank before you come.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
CG was $15 for Sunday-Thursday and $20 for Friday and Saturday nights. Fill up your fresh water tank before coming. The water spigots are located in the interior of the camping loops and may have to be shared with 10+ other sites. You could easily be a couple hundred feet from the spigot if you are in one of the end sites. Beautiful wooded CG with lots of space, even on the weekend. Most sites have electrical but some do not. No sewer, only a dump station. Bathrooms were okay, not great but bearable. Most sites were level. We really enjoyed being near New Salem and saw a play at the theater. At night we walked home to a forest full of twinkling firefly lights and lightning and thunder overhead. I agree with the previous reviewers: be ready for lots of mosquitoes and other insects.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
For the price, this is a great place to stay! The CG is grassy field with utility hook-ups; a very basic place to stay but we loved it. There were only two other families here so we could sit outside and enjoy the view of the countryside; lots of birds singing, butterflies, flowers, and dragonflies. You are just want somewhere quiet and don't need a pool, etc, this is a great place. Owners are friendly and helpful. We would definitely stop here next time we are in the area.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price was with KOA Kard discount. Good utilities, level sites, nice clean laundry room. Very basic KOA (no cable) but the pool looked nice. Easy stop off of the interstate. There is a utility easement at the back of the property and my dog enjoyed his walks there on the dirt road.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Perfectly okay for a quick overnight stop; sites were close together so we would not want to be here more than one day. Utilities were fine; sewer was angled a bit which made it hard to drain (maybe be set-up for motorhomes). Sites were level. Nice people running the place; reasonable rate.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Sites were level with a view of the pond. Electricity was fine but needed a 25' cord as did the water. No sewer. Sites are arranged oddly where two sites share the hook-up and face different directions - which in our case meant our door opened up to the neighbor's picnic table 5' away (not great - no privacy). Lots of people fishing here and all but one site was taken on the Sunday we arrived. Nice police officer collected the money ~8:15pm.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had to be in the Boulder/Longmont area for a week so this was a convenient place to stay. Reserve early since it sells-out quickly. All utilities were good, sites are level and spaced far apart so you have privacy. Each site has a picnic table with shade cover and fire pit. The full hook-up sections are newer and only have small (young) trees while the shadier section does not have sewer (not sure about the water), lots of trees but the site look closer together. This section also has a bathroom with showers and a tent camping area. We have a Colorado State Pass so our rate was $26/night. Lots of fishing here. We loved watching the white pelicans, great blue herons, red-winged black birds, plus some other water birds I did not recognize. Freeway noise is pretty obnoxious but we closed our windows and put on the fan each night to sleep. There are not many other parks nearby so this was our best choice.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Passport American rate of ~$17/night is good for three days only. Nice level park with good utilities ~6 miles north of Ridgway State Park's northern entrance. Utilities were good and Verizon air card worked well. We stayed here for two night since the Ridgway SP was full. Nice people. Only problem we had was that the sewer hook-up was in the front and was too far away for the trailer - but this may not be a problem for folks with a motorhome. Lots of birds and frogs nearby.
05/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
We had the Colorado state pass so the $26/night is the camping rate. Couldn't ask for a more beautiful place to camp. Nice level sites, good utilities, lots of open space so you don't feel crowded. This is the best state park we have ever been to - it even has a nice laundry room with front loaders! The park has multiple areas with different entrances from 550 - we were at the most northern one with the full-hookups. Hiking trails go around the fishing ponds (beautiful) and the river - and then up to the hills where the tent campers are (those sites also looked great). Reserve ahead for weekends and holidays since the campsite will sell-out.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Even with the Escapees discount, this was an expensive (but nice) CG. Utilities were good and the people were very nice and helpful; hosts helped me pick out a good site and one of them walked my dog while we rode the Durango-Silverton train. Great fenced dog run - really big and no prickers/thorns. Verizon air card worked here. Our site was not level. The biggest problem for us was that they have changed the CG so the 50 amp sites are all in the front meadow, with a view of the mountains, and the 30 amp sites are all in the back surrounded by trees. I really wanted a view of the mountains but we were stuck in the back. If a meadow site were available, we would have stayed for a week. They had karyoke on Saturday night which was a little loud - but other people seemed to be having a fun time.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I agree with the previous reviews. Utilities are good and the rate is reasonable (we stayed four nights). Level, gravel sites - pretty close together. We used this park as a base for visiting the ancient Indian ruins. The dog run is postage-stamp sized and I did not like walking my dog through the very industrial area - so we drove down to the River Walk which is pretty and has lots of grass. I am not much interested in War Memorials but the one on the River Walk is pretty incredible - tells you about each war. We would stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate was daily with discount. All utilizes were good; no cable. Verizon air card worked well but Sprint cell was on roaming. Nice location with great views of the surrounding mountains. Owner was very helpful and showed us how to work everything (gate codes, etc.). Laundry room and bathroom were clean. There is a nice dirt path for walking - ~1 mile loop.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is approximately 10 miles from Santa Fe and was convenient for visiting Bandeliers National Monument and the Santa Fe museums. Park has nice wooded area that helps keep the heat down. Rate was nightly with KOA discount. Utilities were good although the sewer connection was partially broken. Not many channels available with cable TV. Our site was level but others were not so you may want to drive around and check the sites first. Laundry room was okay. Fenced dog area was tiny but my dog was happy walking around the park. Pool had no water when we visited in May. Overall this park is a 7-8 star rating but with a little TLC (park looks like it needs maintenance) it could be a 10 star.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price was for site, plus 1 adult ($3/day). Really loved the beachy beauty of this place and we enjoyed seeing the many animal tracks on the dunes. Sites have electrical and water; most look pretty level (some are on a slope). If you like natural beauty and peaceful surroundings, and don't mind going without full hook-ups, this is a great place to stay and a good price. The CG headquarters rents plastic discs to slide down the sand dunes. People who work here are very nice and helpful.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice, peaceful place for an overnight stay. Good utilities and right off of I-20. Price was with Passport America discount. Site was not perfectly level and looked a little muddy (could use more gravel). They just changed managers and the new couple is trying to do a good job. We enjoyed watching the two llamas and long-horn bull next door. If you have a dog, you may want to camp on the east side of the park since there is a home on the west boundary which has four dogs and one of them: a little black and grey Schnauzer kept escaping through the fence and charging up to my dog. It did this ~6 times in one day. I left a note for the owner. We would stop here again.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Fine for an overnight stay. As the previous reviewer wrote, this is a bare-bones campground. No bathrooms, laundry, etc. Just a level place to park for the night, surrounded by a security fence. Utilities were fine. You need to call the office to get the code to enter.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price reflected weekly rate. Park was great during the week when it was not full but it felt very crowded on the weekend - sites and roads are a little too small (my neighbor parked his car behind our trailer since it would not fit on the site with his motorhome). Utilities were good; sites were level. Swimming pool was clean; hot-tub was warm. Laundry machines were beat-up and not all of them worked. Fenced dog area + paths around the park to walk. Lots of wildlife and the park has their own llamas. One warning - come prepared for very salty air - chrome and metal parts on the trailer took a real beating from only one week on the island.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Escapees discount on the nightly rate. Very convenient for visiting the Kimbell and Modern Art Museum - we walked a couple blocks to the museums. Sites are narrow and the park is just a little hole in the wall place but nice enough for an overnight stay. Laundry room was clean and the machines worked. All utilities worked. Site was level but there was some mud from the recent storms. No dog run but I walked my dog in the neighborhood and it was fine - there is a vets on the same block. Call ahead for reservations since they fill-up and there is nothing else close to Fort Worth.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great CG - even though it is right next to highway 290, the noise did not bother us at all. Slab sites with good hook-ups and cable. Nice areas to walk the dog and a really lovely park next to the river. Owner was very helpful and checked us in at 8am even though the office does not open until 9am. Pool is unheated but would be fine for summer. We would definitely stay here again.
04/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
Boy, were we glad to get out of this park!!! The long-timers stay because of the cheap monthly rate and pretty natural environment but I would rather pay double than have to encounter such crazy and abusive owners again. I wondered when we first checked in why such a pretty CG would be so empty – but after a couple of days of the owners’ negative and intrusive behavior, it became very clear why they didn’t have more customers. This place was more like a prison camp than a RV park! Park has lots of trees, a wooded area to walk in, level sites with generally solid hook-ups, and the other campers were nice. No cellphone reception and our Verizon data card did not work. We used bottle water since we had stomach upsets drinking the water from the site even with our full-RV filtration system. We had to be in the area so I paid for a month + the electrical security deposit. They took my credit card information for the reservation but demanded a check when we arrived (that should have been the first red flag). The wife helped us back-into the site – that was the last nice thing we experienced. From day 2-onward there were notes showing up on our doorstep telling us of new rules (none of them listed in the rules sheet they gave us) – we were only supposed to use certain types of garbage bags; the fold-able stairs my dog used to climb into the rig had to be folded up and put away whenever we left the CG. Okay, so I followed all of the new rules – they did not make sense to me but I was trying to be helpful and cooperative. On the seventh day of our visit the wife showed up and demanded ‘those stairs have to be put away’ – I explained that the fold-able Pet-Loader was for our arthritic dog who could not climb in and out of the RV and needed the steps. She did not care It was scary and if the cell had worked, I would have called 911. As it was, we hooked-up (it was near night) and high-tailed out of there early the next morning (the husband spent the night driving by our site – checking to see if the stairs were still folded up). These people are crazy, crazy, crazy – and if you stay there, I hope your experience is better than ours! Given how crazy they are, I doubt they will refund our money or the unused portion of the electrical deposit – so I will file a claim with the BBB. But frankly, losing the money is not important – my family’s safety is worth so much more. Luckily the next CG we stayed in was wonderful.
03/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Most sites are level; electrical and water are good. The park is sort of well maintained but is having 'growing pains' - they are expanding quickly (added 6 new cottages in the three weeks we were there) and they are not yet able to handle the extra people/rigs. Here are the problems we encountered: i) sewer system in under-capacity - the leach field (next to the kid's playground!) is always wet and sometimes smelly. The shower/laundry sometimes has that sewer stench. ii) There are not enough laundry facilities. Machines are often broken or you have to wait for a machine - they need to buy two times as many washer/dryers for the large number of people in the park. iii) There are not enough garbage cans and dumpsters. Again, these fill up within one day. iv) Staff races around on the golf carts not stopping for children, walkers, pets - not very customer oriented. FYI: the pool is not heated - so all of the kids and parents crowd together is a warm little pool (size of 2 hot-tubs). Overall, it feels to me like they are trying to capitalize on the money they bring in (this place is not cheap, you pay for electricity + $5 for a 'washing permit' for your RV + $5 service charge to have propane added to your tanks) without putting in sufficient funds to over the infrastructure. We had to stay in Austin so this was our best option - but not one of my favorite parks.
02/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Clean, usable campground. We stayed for an overnight. Not the kind of campground that I like. (Was too much like a parking lot.) But if you need to stop over, it is fine. Large, fenced dog area plus the desert is nearby for walks. Nice front office people. It was too cold when we were here to try out the pool.
02/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice people, the long-term section of the park was great (lots of lovely decorations) but unfortunately we had problems in the overnight section. (The electricity did not work: the owner said they would fix it.) Overnight section did not have much privacy plus no sewer. Pool and spa were too cold to use. No fenced dog area but lots of space to walk around. Club house was very nice and the laundry facility was free. Overall this is probably a better place for someone who is planning on staying a couple of months.
02/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great campground: really nicely taken care of and the effort they put into the park really shows. We stayed here 3 nights. We will go back. Has big, wide sites with a nice picnic table plus good services. They require a sewer hose with an elbow. Laundry facilities were great: double loaders. Nice, big fenced dog-walk plus there are lots of walking paths around and outside of the park. Inside pool, spa, pool toys plus exercise equipment. Lots of community activities. One night we heard 45 minutes of fiddle/guitar music by two young, good musicians, and there were many other fun things in the schedule. People return here every year so you have to reserve a year ahead of time for specific sites. $30 plus electricity.
02/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We love this place! Everything the other reviewers said is correct. The sites are narrow and not well planned, but the mineral baths are wonderful. (There are four with different temps, plus a pool and a pool spa.) Small fenced dog run was good for our dog. We met lots of nice people here. Originally we were only going to stay for 1-2 days, but ended up staying a week. We would have stayed longer if we could. My son really enjoyed feeding the ducks and the swan, and there was a kingfisher and egret living on the small lake, too.
02/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Massively expensive parking lot, I agree with some of the other reviewers. Yes, the sites are big and the services are solid but this is just too much to pay for a gravel lot one block from the interstate. No pool. While we were here the WiFi did not work. Not the friendliest front office. Dog run was difficult for my older dog: you have to walk down a series of steps, again everything is gravel, no grass. Would we stop here again? Doubtful, only if there was nowhere else around. We passed a park on the north side of town that we might check-out next time. It was farther away from I-10.
02/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice host is very helpful and wants to make sure things run smoothly. This campground is clean and there are lots of places to walk (out to the lake). Sites are pretty level, electricity and water were good. Wi-Fi worked as did our Verizon air card. Beautiful, quiet location. For $15/night, plus electricity, this is a great deal!
01/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
The location could not be nicer: beautiful natural area (deer, frogs, etc. wander through this CG). We stayed here in the winter so the fog made everything seem magical. Bathrooms are the best I have seen: big bathrooms and showers, soap, paper towels and hair-dryer provided. The Komfort station at the end of the CG had a dry sauna that was nice. We did not eat at the restaurant (too pricey). The only reason I did not give this CG a higher score was the pretentious manager who was pretty unpleasant when we checked in at 6pm. Not sure what his problem was but it was a shock to meet such rudeness at a KOA. All of the other staff we met were friendly and helpful. FYI: this is NOT a traditional KOA (e.g. their store does not open until 10am). It is more of a lodge with a big campground attached to it.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice hosts and office staff. We stayed in winter so the camp was empty. Big, big fenced area for dogs. Nice little stream next to the CG. KOA is right next to the freeway so there is noise at night. We would definitely stay here again because the people were so nice!
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