We had reservations for 3 weeks starting Feb 15 thru Mar 8, 2013. We arrived at 4:00 PM and were assigned site 206. Having never been here we had no idea what we were getting into. Staff was somewhat friendly but not over friendly. Our first concern was making it through the bridge into the new area. No problem there. Williston is expanding in leaps and bounds; at this time there is lots of construction and heavy equipment. We were told we would be in the new area, and they warned us the “grass” was just seeded but we had no warning that because of FL rains recently that we were being placed in a site surrounded by mud. We would never stay in site 206 again even if there was grass. It is a 90 degree turn to back into the site where sites on each side would have allowed our 37ft fifth wheel a much easier backing access, but were told they were rented. We got stuck in the mud trying to back in and thankful that some volunteers were able to assist us in getting into this extremely stinky site. The better sites on each side of us were rented, rented for one night and now they sit empty on each side of us. These would be nice sites! All sites are concrete and have a concrete patio. Wi-fi is only available at the clubhouse and main office unless you have your own hotspot or mifi. Wi-fi at the office is excellent and at the clubhouse you have to have an access code and limited to 30 minutes. The problem here is that if you are in the new area it is quite a walk or drive to return to the front office. There is no trash pickup at this time and again the only trash receptacles now are way in the front which forces a daily drive to dump your trash. In the new sites there is no cable at this time. If you have an antenna you can get about 6-8 channels that have a really great picture. We figure in a year this expansion will make this an extremely nice resort park. Now for the bad part. The new area has not been added to the website so you probably won’t be able to view the new sites for a while. In the future the loop we are in will be a 6 month rental area only. Great for snow birds and long term but not if you only want to be here for 2-3 months. They have another new area close by that will be premium sites as they are supposed to overlook a “water” area (extra $100 month) but still back in. If you make reservations for 3 months and want a specific site good luck. If someone comes in and wants that site for 4, 5, 6 months or more you are out. You are guaranteed a “site” but not the one you want. We were told to have a “plan a, b and c if we only want to stay 3 months or less. We don’t want to commit to any one place for 6 months so we probably won’t have much luck getting a good site. There are folks that come here for that long, and they have first choice because they have been here 3-6 years. If you stay 3 months or longer the resort makes you a “welcome” sign with your name and hometown but not for short term. The other really strange part is that they do have some excellent pull through sites but they are only available to “short term” travelers. I assume since we are here for 3 weeks that we are not “short term”. Too bad huh. We’re not sure we want the hassle of staying here again. You almost have to “beg” to get a site since there are so many that get first choice at sites they’ve been in for years. Then as noted above the new sites limit us if we don’t want to stay 3-6 months.
This is an extremely nice campground with concrete pads, picnic tables and trash cans through out the campground. There are very few pull through sites most are back in and although they are concrete slabs the are not as level as they look. We had to use blocks on our fifth wheel to get level which ended up having our tires off the ground with our self leveling system. The Wi-Fi was free but did not work all the time; by the time everyone arrived on a Friday the strength dropped to 1 bar. There was a road that ran behind our site (site 50) and had more traffic than we would have thought, the advantage was that our site did provide some shade. Because the Wi-Fi was so iffy and the fact that the office doesn't open until 9AM is why we dropped our rating to an 8. We would have liked to have received a receipt for our stay but wanted to get on the road and they won't give you a receipt until you check out (first ever for us). We would stay here again.
After reading previous reviews we were nervous about staying here but pleasantly surprised. We were given a FHU pull through site (A4) which was packed sand with concrete pad and picnic table. There was a nice grass area between sites and the site was very level. There were several available sites for short term stays but also more sites for being used by long term residents. Even with long term residents CG is quite quaint. All of the LTR folks were very friendly. I agree that the duck pond looked more like a lagoon than a pond but you get what you pay for. We would have given a 10 except that Wi-Fi is not free and and hard to use if you pay for it. Would take our hot spot next time but would stay here again.
We made reservations for 4 nights and added an extra night. All the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Since we were there with another group the staff tried extremely hard to place us next to each other so we could buddy camp but to no avail. The first site we were offered was too unlevel although a nice paved site. We moved across to site 45 and were able to get level and set up. Since this was during the week there were not a lot of other folks there and it was extremely peaceful. This CG is in great location for shopping and seeing Myrtle Beach. We enjoyed our stay very much and will return.
We had the opportunity to stay at this CG on Sunday, October 14 on our way to Bay St. Louis, MS. It is a very nice CG with a beautiful swimming pool setup (we didn't get to use it tho) and a great layout for FHU's. The cable was a little iffy but they sent a couple workers out to check it out right away. It sufficed for an overnight but would have wanted better reception if we were going to be there longer. We had made reservations online and requested our site (140) but would pick another site next time. We were a little too close to the activities building and they had square dancers and loud music until quiet time of 10 PM. A little pricey at $45/night, especially since it is located almost nine miles off the highway; making for an 18-20 miles round trip to the interstate. The website does not do it justice for what you get, be sure to check out the site map and you can see the number of sites. We would stay here again and check out the local area as it looked very interesting, especially Callaway Gardens.
This is basically a parking lot (black asphalt) with very small trees between sites. The area between sites with trees is gravel. If you don't pay the extra $19-20, then you will be given a short space which will require you to disconnect your trailer or tow vehicle. We first thought this was so you would disconnect and go to the casino, but not the case. They provide transportation via security to go to the casino. We were in site 123 which was in fact a pull through, but extremely tight with the tree making it impossible to pull through without damaging the side of our 35' pull trailer. Hindsight would have been to pay the extra money and stay hooked up in a longer site. Extremely hot this time of year on black asphalt. Neat, well kept, extremely friendly staff make it worth returning.
We had reservations for a one night stop, only planning to stay here because another of our favorite camping areas wanted a 2 night minimum. We arrived mid-day, extremely hot, no one at office and would not be back for 2 hours. No notes on check in, except a list of spots for one nighters (about 5 pull throughs) and some back in sites. After driving through the available sites (all out in the hot sun), we opted for a site that was not on the one night list. After lining up our rig on the very small concrete pad it put our entry steps about 2 foot off the ground and even our extra step wouldn't help us get in. Another camper drove by as we were considering whether to stay and threw gravel and dust all over us. As we considered the miserable location we were in we decided to pay the 2 night minimum at a better campground, and didn't even complete our setup. We left the CG and will not return.
If you are hard up and really need to stop for the night then stop here. The electric keeps kicking off while our a/c is running and only have the tv on. The sites are not maintained, need mowed; hard to locate sewer cap (covered with weeds). I'm not sure how they call these pull thru sites if the place was full. There are side by side sites with 4 electric boxes which would make them 4 sites and back in only. Luckily there were 4 electric boxes as we had to switch to try and keep our a/c from tripping. Extremely hot as you are out in the open with no shade at all. Right off highway 40 once you exit I70. There are only 2 other campers here and they look to be rather permanent and in extremely poor condition. The motel may have been renovated a few years back but the rv sites have been severely neglected. For what you get even $21 for the nite seems high. We would avoid this CG in the future.
Before making reservations we checked out their website. Directions to arrive are spot on. Exit 7 (GPS indicated exit 9) through a commercial gate. There is a sign that indicates that RVs check in on right, but do not have to with personal vehicles, just proceed to gate. Straight on Aspen to Steamboat (you will see main gate) before turning right. CG was well thought out for convenience of getting in and out of sites. Lots of space between sites, concrete pads and paved roads. Each site has wonderful picnic table and grill (ours must have never been used before). The things lacking to get a rating of 7. It was hard to make this reservation: took 3-4 phone calls to finally reach a person. Site was paid for with Visa, so no receipt received. Since this was an overnighter we were not disconnecting to check in at bldg 1022, and get one (no one at CG when arrived). CG is definitely right along the flight line, no shade, no pool and the grounds (grass) are in need of attention. More weeds and scratchy grass. It would be a stretch if we stay here again, really hard up.
We stayed here for two nights as we had been doing one nighters for 3 nights. This campground has extremely friendly staff and the cleanest laundry and restrooms we've seen for a while. This is an old KOA that still needs a lot of TLC. Sites are pull through, fairly level gravel/dirt; no grass to speak of. Because of the lack of grass the high Wyoming winds caused the biggest dust storm we've seen in two months, and we were even in KS 60 mph winds! Although it's close to the highway road noise isn't too bad; the worst is the train noise (all of Wyoming seems to be this way). Even though there are a lot of good things about this campground, we probably would not stay here again.
To start with the lady at the front desk was not overly friendly. Then we were given our site 36. It was right out in the sun at check in, and we were a little disappointed when there were other sites that had more shade. The first thing we noticed was that there was dog droppings in the grass area that we had to avoid during setup (we had to clean up later). The site was level enough and close to the office. The reason we are giving this campground such a low rating is because it is located close to Interstate 80 on one side and a busy road (Bear River) on the other. There is constant road noise and lots of train noise; no sleeping here. The permanent residents must be construction workers as they were all leaving at 5:30 AM in large work trucks and diesel trucks. There were loose dogs at other campsites and no one cleans up after their animals. We will not stay here again.
What a really nice campground. No grass, it's astroturf. Each site has an evening light post. Sites are easy in and easy out. Staff is really friendly, and you are escorted to your site by a staff member. We stayed here two nights and enjoyed it very much. Will definitely return if ever in the area.
We spent the night here on our way to Sparks, NV and enjoyed our stay very much. When you are on Idaho Street you see the large sign on the highway side but you will have gone too far. The road is beside the Quality Inn. The sites are great pull through with small grass area. Sites are "buddy" sites (you are back to back with your neighbor). Staff is the greatest and works with you when making reservations and very friendly once you arrive. There are several long term residents and will be leaving early each morning, also there is some train noise. We returned again on our way home.
Check in was quick. All sites are pull through with extra space for parking if you want to disconnect from rig. We stayed here in a 35' travel trailer and to get lined up with electric and water we had to unhook our pickup. Pads are concrete and level, each have a picnic table. Small areas of grass do not make up for the fact that there is no shade. Luckily we were close to the office and some shade came from the building late in the evening. Close to highway, easy in and out of CG and sites. Would have given a 10 but quite time rules don't apply here: lots of kids riding bikes all night (close to 11 PM) and some train noise. Other than that, a fairly nice park for an overnight stay.
We were here for one week. Our site was one of about 6 available for short term rental. Most all of the other sites are long term or monthly rentals. Staff and long term residents very friendly and helpful. Sites are shaded by large trees which is good and bad. Hard to get our 35' travel trailer and large diesel pickup into and out of site we were given. Manager accommodating in letting us drive over concrete patio. Very peaceful park but nothing fancy. Short term sites are pull through gravel/dirt with concrete patio and some have picnic tables. We had great Wi-Fi and cable TV. Long term sites have some grass but not a lot. Convenient to shopping. Would have given a 9 or 10 if a little easier to get in and out.
Not a bad looking campground; there are several permanent residents by the looks of it. Lots of outside belongings around some of the sites. The "pull-throuugh" sites are odd as mentioned in another post. They have a yellow divider painted on them (fully paved). After checking in and having a hard time to get into the site because of location of electric and water for the "back" of the pull through we finally made it. Just as we were starting to put down our jacks some man came running and wanted us to pull forward to the back of our camper (35' with extended bumper makes us 38') and we were about 5 foot over the yellow line. When we said that would put our large diesel pickup in the road, then he changed his mind. At the time of writing this review there are still 8 sites available just like the one we are in. When we made reservations we explained how long our rig was and that it has a short tongue. We would prefer that a campground that cannot accommodate a rig like ours would just tell us. We would not stay here again.
The river view is only available from the highway but not from your rig. Not a big plus for the price you are paying. There are small patches of grass between sites but no shade until late evening when the rig next to you provides the shade. Manager was extremely friendly and checked on us a couple times during our 3 night stay. We were in site 1 which was long enough but somewhat unlevel. We were unable to make the loop to get into the site and had to end up backing into the site. Be prepared for high water pressure, have a regulator. Wi-Fi was excellent and better than our own hotspot. Seems to be a lot of permanent residents but enough sites for short term stay. The views from road are great, close to Mammoth, Gardiner and Jardine and North loop of Yellowstone. We gave it a 9 only because price seems high for what you get.
We stayed here for 3 nights. If you are prepared for the 20 amp service then staying here will not be a problem. With cool mountain air you might not even need AC. As in previous reviews bring your adapter or be prepared to buy one at store. Sites are tight because of pine trees but great for shade and some privacy. Staff was extremely friendly and moved us to a different site when we were too long to fit. The new site 91 was still a little short for 35' travel trailer and pickup, was relatively level and we made it work. Great location to see both Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. The Wi-Fi and cell phone service is lousy but if you are touring it doesn't matter anyway. We wouldn't recommend the Lodge Restaurant, a little pricey and food wasn't that good for the money. Otherwise we had a great peaceful time here. We liked this campground over a nearby park (we toured it and was really tight and unlevel sites) and were glad they were full. If they ever upgrade to 30 amp this would be 10 for us.
Very friendly owner, well informed about local information and accommodating in order to get a larger rig in place (allows you to drive on grass or park vehicle in another site if you don't fit in the pull through available). The only reason we gave an 8 for rating is the site was not big rig friendly. This is not a resort so don't expect a lot. The owner is trying but the CG needs a lot of TLC. WiFi worked great.
This was our second stay at Basswood Resort. Since this was Memorial Day Weekend the staff was very busy and a little more stressed than our first visit, they didn't seem near as friendly. We stayed here in our 35' travel trailer and large diesel pickup. Our site 34 was a very tight back in site and the rigs were so close I ran into the slideout of the fifth wheel next to us. There was hardly any room to park your vehicle after you backed your rig in. If you plan to be here during a holiday week or weekend make your reservations way ahead. Overall Basswood is a very family friendly Campground/Resort. The laundry facility was great but that's the only amenity we used while in the area visiting family.
The rate is after Good Sam discount. This CG is right off the highway, but with the A/C and unit closed up you don't hear it too much. We were in a pull through site and it was kind of tight because of the trees. The sites are really close with small grass space between sites. We were stepping over the neighbors cable TV and water lines in order to get set up. Our back door steps on our unit came out right over the neighbors sewer line or the clean out for this site; it would be a good way to twist your ankle. Our site was long enough but kind of unlevel, but for our overnight we made it work. Staff was friendly enough.
We stopped here on our way to the Badlands. Not bad CG for an overnight. Not near as impressive as the internet makes it look. Our site was long enough for our 35' travel trailer and pickup but really unlevel. In a pinch we would possibly stay here again.
This is our first KOA. We were extremely pleased with the friendly staff and managers. We had site 2 which was an adequate pull through for 35' travel trailer and pickup. Plenty of shade. This a very family friendly park with lots for the kids to do. We didn't use the cable TV or Wi-Fi all that much as we spent the time touring the Badlands and Wall Drug. The location is a little off the beaten path, we drove through the Badlands to finally arrive at the CG, but once we were there we decided to stay an extra 2 nights. It would have been very peaceful except for a thunderstorm with hail and high winds (no fault of the CG). We would stay here again.
This is a great family vacation resort. If you have kids this is one of the best set up CG for amenities and touring local attractions. We stayed in the base camp: the pull through sites are a little closer than we would have liked, but extra long to allow for a vehicle. Rafter has several "camps" called line camps and another called the island. I wish now we would have stayed in the line camp along the tree line. The base camp sits in the valley with strong winds coming over the mountain. We had 3 nights of rocking and rolling because of the high winds, but that is no fault of the Rafter J. Highly recommended for family fun. Driving by some of the other RV campgrounds in the area: this is by far the best.
When we arrived, we were greeted by the owner and his golf cart. We hopped on and he allowed us to pick our site even though they had one reserved for us, we picked a different site. This is pay cash or check, no credit cards. The $33 after Good Sam discount. After we picked our site the owner then lead us back to it and made sure we were lined up. Right away we decided to stay more than our original 2 nights and decided to stay 3 more. Very friendly, family owned park. A great place to camp overnight or extended stay. Probably very busy during bike rally but another time this CG is A+. Wi-Fi off and on but worked great when on. We camped in site 20 across from pool (heated), laundry, showers and restrooms. Great location. We would come back here.
We love to stay here. This was our 3rd visit travelling from South Carolina to Kansas. We stayed here in our 38' travel trailer. We had site 94 (motorhome site), which made it extremely nice since we are over 60' with our truck. We would have rated the park a 10 except it is not as easy to get in and out because of small trees located on both sides of the gravel sites. Other than a little trouble getting in and out this is a great park.
We have stayed at Duck Creek before and enjoy the convenience of location and the very friendly staff. The pull through sites are gravel but relatively level, easy in and easy out. They will lead you to your site. There are several permanent folks but there are plenty of sites for overnight guests. We stayed here in our 38' RV and had site 25. Great location.
This was our second visit to Harvest Moon. We also stayed here a year ago. Very clean well maintained park. Sites are gravel pull-throughs, extremely long with some shade. Shade trees are mainly in the older section which is a little more unlevel. We were in site 21 which we enjoyed very much; level, evening shade, easy in and easy out. Staff was very friendly. Park was relatively quiet even though it is not located that far from the highway. We stayed at Harvest Moon traveling from South Carolina to Kansas.
We were at Calvin's for 4 nights 2 different times in May. We were there in our 35' trailer. Our site (14) was shady and paved. The pull-through sites were all paved. There is also a dump station next to the office. There is a storm shelter (which we had to use one night!) with a bathroom. Be prepared for local train activity 3-4 times a day but you get used to it. A GPS will not find Calvin's correctly. In Wamego you will travel on 4th street past the city park. Once you get to the industrial section and Caterpillar tractor company Calvin's is just past the row of trees.
Very quaint well kept private park. Just off highway far enough to be peaceful but close to buy supplies if you need them. Owner very friendly and helpful. Pull-through sites more than adequate for our 35' trailer and vehicle. We were toward the back of the park and most of the sites were shady. Easy in and out.
We spent 4 nights at North Star. It was a very peaceful stay except for Kansas wind. Site was level and pull through. Easy in and easy out. Owner is a very nice gentleman and we enjoyed our stay there very much. We will return to North Star if the occasion arises. With our Good Sam membership the rate dropped to $26 per night. We were visiting family and friends in Valley Center, Maize and Wichita so this was a great location.