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11/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our back in site had a view of the water which was nice. Our site was nice and level and long. Our only issue was a neighboring rig was a family of 5 that were extremely noisy at all hours, especially early AM and late PM. We know this is a family campground and only stayed here because we had never been here before. Being off season we thought it might be quieter but it was not. The price was higher than we would have thought also for off season. As noted by a previous poster getting thru during peak season might be a chore as some sites are a lot shorter than the one we had and would create a parking and driving issue if the park was full. We would not stay here during the summer when all the activities would be open as it would probably be a mad house.
11/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Office staff very friendly. Pull thru site was long and level gravel. Plenty of space between sites. There are shade trees but certain times of the year they shed fruit that will trash your unit and vehicles. We had a mess after parking under trees. Nice peaceful campground. Would stay here again.
11/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have stayed here before and we like this small park. The sites are back in and kind of tight to get into but very level and long with most of the services at the back of the site. Great paved patio with large picnic table at short term sites. Long term sites are grass and no picnic tables are offered. Since we were here last year, most of the mobile homes have been removed and the owner has created more RV sites. Some with paved patios and some not. Most full timers were very friendly. Park was quiet even with current road construction at this time. Great for over night or 2-3 days for seeing area. Very nice for the price.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was an overnight stay. We were given a pull-through site at the back of the park. Lots of trees prevented us from pulling through, but there was a road on the other side of the site that made backing in much more feasible. Site was long enough and fairly level. Nice and quiet park. Several full time workers, all very nice and friendly. Sites kept nice. Would stay here again.
11/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is located on a very busy main road and intersects with another busy main road. This was a "planes, trains and automobiles" location. The site was rather tight and barely enough room to park our truck after disconnecting from our 5th wheel but rather level. We normally stay at another campground in the area but they were closed for the season. Staff was very friendly.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed here before. We requested the larger pull-through site usually reserved for motor homes. We did this because most of the sites have small trees lined up as you are entering the site making it hard to enter the site easily. The longer sites have trees but are easier to maneuver. The problem with the site we had was that it was not very level and we did not plan to unhook as we were only staying overnight. To get level we needed to park toward the back of the site making it impossible to get to the services, water, electric, etc. We only stay here because of distance. Will be looking for another stop next time.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
These sites are close together and not all that level. The rear of our 5th wheel was high in the back and low in the front. We were here toward the end of their season and they only had one row of sites open because of closing. Some of the closed sites would have been nicer. As large as this campground is we were surprised that there were only four washers and four dryers, during peak season with lots of rigs that would be unacceptable. There is some road noise as the park is rather close to highway.
10/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We've stayed here before a year ago. If you follow the rules of the owner you can have an extremely nice stay. He helps you get to your site and get lined up. Nice level and long sites. Peaceful and close to highway. Not too far from shopping and local areas. We enjoy staying here while visiting friends that live close by.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park has several full time units but overall a nice campground for the area. This site was long and level and plenty of room to park after unhooking truck from 5th wheel. Close to shopping and restaurants.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Site was long enough to unhook our truck from our 5th wheel and have plenty of room to park. Park was maintained well enough, although there was a lot of dirt around our site. Nice trees for shade but needed to be topped as it was rather close when pulling out; had to watch the lower branches not to take out our Jack Antenna or AC cover. Not close to anything; it was a good drive for shopping or going out to eat.
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
To start this park is close to the highway. Entry roads and site roads are paved but sites are dirt. The site we were given was fairly tight to get into as there was a light pole and metal stake on the driver's side with a vehicle in the road on the passenger's side. The vehicle was parked in an empty site. As noted in previous reviews there was some plane noise in the afternoon but stopped in the evening, but can still hear the traffic. Although this is supposed to be over night only there are several units that look to be here longer and more permanent. We were not offered the code to the restroom or showers so were not able to use them. We would not stay here again for the price and what you get.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The owners of the park are really friendly. They are trying to maintain the park and have their work cut out for themselves. Picnic tables have been refinished and are really nice. Entry road is paved but site roads and sites are dirt and dusty. Sites were plenty long enough and but needed a board on the drivers side to be level even though we didn't plan to unhook from our truck. The owners provide meals for dinner and breakfast. The dinner was okay and convenient for an over nite stop. The cable connections were the best we have had for several campgrounds.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is really a nice park, it's too bad it's so close to the highway. There is a lot of road noise and sometimes the slight hint of a train some where not too far away. The roads are asphalt and sites are paved concrete, fairly level. Sites really could have been just a touch longer as our 37 foot fifth wheel took up most of the site and required us to park our truck at an angle at the back of the site. The folks at check in and front desk area were super and very friendly. Free breakfast was nice. Laundry was clean, washers and dryers worked great, wash $2 dry 75 cents. There is a Camping World at this exit also.
10/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
For the price you cannot beat this. This is in the middle of no where but the sites are long pull thru gravel and level. It looks like at one time they may have planned to pave as their is a very nice paved curb around all the "grassy" areas, which are really dusty weed areas. The restrooms are showers were extremely clean and spotless. Check in and out was extremely friendly folks. Security comes thru periodically and will also shuttle you to the casino not far away. Had a decent meal at the casino buffet for a reasonable amount of money. Would stay here again if in the area.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park looks as if it might have been a KOA in the past but has been totally updated and looks really nice. The entry drive and grounds are very nice with some neat landscaping. The roads are paved but sites are gravel. Sites are level and long with an older picnic table. We unhooked our fifth wheel and went to the Fire Rock Casino where we had a wonderful meal. We would stay here again if in the area.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here in order to tour Petrified Forest and Painted Dessert. Close enough to both to do that. Not one of the best KOA's we've stayed at. The check in person was not very friendly and took a little longer than necessary to get checked in. The site we were given (#40) was at then end of the row and closest to the highway but probably the longest and widest site on that row. Entire campground was gravel roads and gravel sites. Sites are level enough but very dusty. The best part about staying here was meeting some really nice folks right behind us. Avoid the local eatery advertised in the KOA paperwork called Joe and Aggie's, would been better off eating at the campground. The price for the this campground is a little too high.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Sites were long and fairly level although, as usual, they were gravel. This is your basic KOA, nothing fancy, but somewhat better than most. Still 50 miles from Grand Canyon but great for touring area.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great for an overnight stop! Gravel sites are very level and long. We didn't have to unhook our fifth wheel from our truck since the site was that level. Far enough away from the highway that there was very little road noise. We got there early and there were several sites but they filled up quickly for folks stopping for the night. This was the best price we've paid for a gravel site.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had considered another RV park right next door, but now are glad we picked this one. Roads are paved and sites are gravel. Sites are not extremely long or level. Barely enough room length wise to pull our 37 foot fifth wheel in and get level using boards on the driver's side. Staff was very friendly and check in was great. Good location for grocery and other amenities, including casinos. Large laundry facility with several washers and dryers with reasonable cost. Very clean and quiet RV park with friendly residents. Some road noise, but mostly during the day. We would stay here again if ever in the area.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
For an RV park out in the middle of no where, this is a great overnighter or even a couple of days. The park roads are gravel but the sites are pull thru concrete. The sites are long but extremely narrow concrete. Very little grass in the park designated for landscaping, but not in each site. The water and power worked very good. WI-FI was extremely good and even able to stream some TV shows rather than watch their cable which was also good. Walked over to the local grocery and it was a real gem for a small area. Great park for the price.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not sure why everyone gave this RV park such high reviews. May be because it's the largest RV park in the area and probably the best one. We were greeted by a camp host living in a motorhome as you pull in. She was not very friendly and only offered us 2-3 sites on one row when several other rows were available stating that they were reserved...we had reservations too. We picked a site that would suit us the best, but not great by any means. Our 37 foot fifth wheel took the entire length of the site as we pulled into it, when asked where we would park she said to park beside our unit. Well, when we put out the 3 slides there was no room for our large diesel pickup. We don't understand why we tell a park the type and size of unit we have that they don't tell us that we might have a tight fit. The park is completely dirt with small trees and rocks between sites. Several of the sites are taken by full time units. Since it is right off of US 95 there is some road noise, but the most noise comes from a ball park behind the park and full timers having a fire pit get together late into the night. We had planned to stay a couple nights, but opted for only one night and moving on.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This RV park is large with concrete roads and full concrete pads. There is even a parking space beside the concrete pad along with a small patch of AstroTurf between sites. The downside to this park is that sites are not as long as they could be; several larger rigs stuck out into the roads especially if they were pulling toads. Our 5th wheel and truck would not fit without being in the road. With all our slides out we could not park in the parking space as half of the space was used for our slide. The other issue was that the sewer hookup for your neighbors rig would be under your vehicle if you used the parking space. The sewer hookup for the neighboring site was in our front door area and would not be very appealing if we had happen to have a neighbor.
09/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Extremely friendly staff during entire stay, helpful too. We paid extra for a river view site and it was nice and level pull thru with shade and privacy because of shrubs between sites. Far enough away from the highway that road noise was minimal. Some train noise, but not enough to bother. Laundry facility nice and clean, but a little pricey. We spent two nights here and enjoyed it very much.
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We have stayed here before and I am less impressed each time we come back but there is no where close to Yuba to stay but here. The short term sites are gravel pull thru with a concrete patio. None of the short term sites are 50 amp only 30 amp. Would have been bad, but it happen to be cool and didn't need both ac. The picture on the website is off a long term site showing all concrete pad, but would be a back in. This time long term residents not very friendly and noticed a lot more road and train noise than before...odd. The $32 is an average for the time we stayed. Part of the charge was at a daily rate and the other part was weekly so paid more for weekly rate. Would have rather stayed somewhere else, but only stayed here to avoid 20+ miles one way a day.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Neat campground right on the highway. Some road noise, but didn't hear it too much late at night. Heard a train once right after we checked in but not again. Our site was right by the office and lots of light at night because of flood lights. There are a few full time residents toward the back of the park and a couple are a little cluttered. Surprised as most the park is well kept and very neat. Bathrooms and shower area smelled very clean and were very clean. Pull thru site is gravel and well laid out as well as long enough to not have to unhook for an overnight stay. Somewhat unlevel on the driver's side and needed a board to get level.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Although this is supposed to be a resort it not the best we've visited. We were given a back in site on the upper level with a great view of the ocean, if you like looking over the top of other rigs on the lower level and thru the power lines on the main road. There was some road noise but was able to overlook that. Our site was somewhat unlevel and we needed a board on the driver's side of the rig. Our back in site was one of the longer ones but still not enough room to park our truck without parking sideways in front of our unit. Lots of spaces were shorter and created the same hassle. Turns getting in and out were extremely tight as well as sites being very close to each other. Not sure about the power level, but our ac tripped while we were at the casino and glad we came back early to check on our pets as the air was off. We had not had an ac issue before so wondered if it was the campground.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Deerwood is a very well maintained and clean campground. There are several units that look like they are pretty much full time but areas around them are extremely neat and well kept. Our back in site was very long and paved. Be sure to be prepared to have blocks or legos under your leveling system. Great way to keep from damaging paved areas. Cute table and 2 chairs at each site rather than picnic table. Very tight entry and exit area. Not enough room for 2 units coming and going. We had to wait until someone checking in was done before we could exit which caused a small backup in exiting rigs. Some road noise even at night causes us to give only a 9 instead of a 10.
09/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We happened to stay at this resort after changing our travel plans. This is one of the finest resorts we have stayed in the last 2 years. Definitely a resort and not just a campground. Extremely friendly staff. Great pull thru sites and well maintained. The shuttle service personnel made great recommendations for the buffet and grill which were both very good. All amenities very clean. Even with a large group of 30 rigs it was very quiet and peaceful, both during the day and especially at night. The resort has it's own truck stop located in front of the sites but you don't notice any noise. Our favorite was no road noise or trains in this area.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is very pretty RV park. Since we were only spending one night we did not plan to disconnect our 37 foot fifth wheel from our large truck. The site we were in (63) was a beautiful paved pull thru, but barely long enough us. Even if we had disconnected with our slides there would have not been enough room to park next to our fifth wheel with all three of our slides out. Sites are separated by a nice but small grass area so there is no privacy between units. As mentioned in another post every site has a pretty post light for each site, but the park is so bright at night that you hardly know it's dark. The worst part that makes this park undesirable for us is the road noise, trains, airplanes and automobiles. Really noisy. Will do for an overnighter, but would not want to be here long term.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
As mentioned in previous posts, this is definitely NOT a resort by any means. We requested a pull thru so we were put in the section where there are many full time residents. Very Old rigs and Old vehicles. Some very junky. We were stuck here because we were having service work down the road and waiting on parts. The site was level enough and had plenty of shade. The best part of the site is the number of cable channels we could get. The rate varied by day of the week from $34 to $52. This an Encore park and is over rated; the camp host does their best to sell you 1,000 trails membership. The laundry facility was filthy. Eight washers and 12 dryers. Several of the machines smelled like animals. The trash dumpster one site over from ours stunk awful. Trash in the dumpster not bagged so the trash pickup wouldn't get the trash out. We've been here four nights and it is bad; still not emptied. If this an Encore park we will probably avoid them in the future.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is not a bad location but not somewhere we would want to stay for a long time. The trains run constantly. For 50amp service and pull through site there is no sewer hookup. The pull through sites are not easy in or out because they curve. Some of the back in sites would have been nice but several were reserved; although, the web site indicated it was first come first serve. Would do in a pinch or short term. If it wasn't for the trains and no sewer we would have rated higher.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
There may be 185 sites here but 90 percent of them are long term residents. We even saw school kids coming home from school, amazing. The overnight sites are poorly maintained concrete runners for the tires. They are extremely unlevel and cracked. We had to use a board on the driver's side to get level. The site was not long enough for us to stay hooked to our truck (37 foot fifth wheel). We were told we could park the truck on a gravel parking area next to our unit. When we put out our 3 slides we could not park our truck there or we couldn't open the doors to the vehicle because of the neighboring electric and water services. The interstate road noise is awful and can be heard even with our air conditioning on. We would not stay here again ever.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
For all the high reviews this campground got it was not what we expected. Check in was friendly, but slow. Entry/Exit is tight turns. We were staying for 2 nights so we planned to drop our fifth wheel. The first site we were given didn't even give us enough room for our 37 foot rig let alone our crew cab F250, our truck was in the road and would have blocked access for other units. We had to go back to the office and get another longer site. It amazes me that they ask what kind of unit you have but don't put you in a site that will accommodate it. The second site was an okay site. A little grass between sites, but the sites and site roads are gravel. We couldn't park behind or in front of our unit, had to park sideways along the gravel road. Only the main roads are paved. All the motorhomes that came after us had their tow vehicles out into the roads making driving thru very close. There is some road noise as US95 runs right beside the campground. The only plus for this campground was that quiet time was enforced and there were not any trains.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
There are a lot of full timers here. Older units with underpinning and even units that looked more like small mobile homes rather than travel trailers. The area of pull-through sites were not that level, had to have a board under our tires on the drivers side. We were still able to stay hooked to our truck since we were here for an overnight. When we were able to get our slides out there was not much room between ours and the motor home next to us, barely room for the picnic table provided. You just couldn't walk around the picnic table oh well. The area was quiet at night even though it was right off of a busy road on one side and highway on another. We probably would not stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Super Nice KOA. Beautiful flowers, gorgeous grassy area between gravel pull-through sites. The patio sites are extra but the paved patio, grill and table with chairs might have been worth it. Each patio site is landscaped for privacy between sites. Our site 155 was great; gravel pull-through with gravel patio area, fire pit and picnic table. It was level and long enough to park our truck in front of our fifth wheel with space left over. Wish we had been able to use the pool and facilities other than the laundry (real clean and plenty of washers and dryers). Everyone really friendly and helpful. If we come back this way we will definitely stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very quaint park with lots of shade. If there are full timers here their sites are very neat. The pull through sites are nice and spacious between units with nice grassy areas. It was fairly quiet but there is a train a couple times during the evening, but didn't hear after quiet time. Easy in and out. We plan to stay here again in a few days on our way back from Glacier National Park.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a very welcoming park. The owner checked us in and led us to our site, made sure we were lined up and knew the rules about parking on the grass. We were invited to the pizza party and hamburger cookout that they were providing to all the units at the campground. Really nice folks. Would have given them a 10 if it hadn't been for a group of 3 rigs put next to us with a bundle of kids per rig and rowdy adults too. Late night quiet time was not enforced. There are no over-the-air channels available at all and no cable TV.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here for one night on our way to another location. This campground is almost all resident workers and several mobile homes. They are expanding the campground because of the oil boom workers but could vastly improve conditions by spending some money paving the roads which are entirely dirt with gravel sites. Not the most appealing campground, but will do in a pinch.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
The staff was extremely nice and friendly, as well as helpful. Too bad the campground is so sad. There are some beautiful old Cottonwood trees but they also make is hard to get in and out of the so-called pull thru sites. This campground has several long term residents scattered throughout the campground (first come first serve). The site we were given was too tight to "pull" out the next morning, so we had back out. The grounds were mowed while we were there, but our site was riddled with cigarette butts and trash from someone else. It is also located more in an residential/industrial area than we expected. There was noise from trains until late at night and again early in the morning. There is also a dirt road along one end of the campground that dirt bikes, four wheelers and vehicles used throughout the time we were there. We would not stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
The office is located on the opposite of the road where you enter. Big rigs block the entry road and the wait can get long when you have to walk all the way around and up the hill to get to the office. Dirt sites with poorly maintained grass areas. Several long term residents here. Pull thru was fairly level and hook ups worked well enough. We probably won't stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for a week while attending a rally. The campground did a fairly good job keeping everyone together. The grounds could have been mowed and dressed up a little better before everyone arrived. Gravel sites were fairly level and hook ups worked well. Laundry, showers and bathrooms were extremely clean and worked well. Overall a nice campground and we will return. Would have given higher rating if there was a pool and grounds maintained better.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is close to the highway, and there is some road noise. The pull through sites are close together and all gravel. Very little grass, if any, and no shade except from the rig next to you. With paved roads it was like being in a parking lot with hook ups. The pull through (site 28) we had was very tight (37 foot fifth wheel),and we had to back up to get out the morning we left. We only stayed here for a couple of nights while visiting family. If nothing better we would stay again, but probably not.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
To some folks this price seems high, but after staying at some other absolutely sad KOA's not too far away, this place is beautiful; and we gladly pay the price. Lots of nice flowers, nicely maintained sites and grounds. Friendly staff, too. Our site was slightly unlevel, but since we are just here for an overnight stay, we are making do. Sites might be a little close, but still plenty of room for all our slides next to our neighbors. We had a deluxe patio and swing site #45. It all depends on personal expectations. We would stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Well, this is an older KOA that has been taken over by someone else. The grounds definitely lack TLC. The pull thru we were given was sufficient, but we could not pull out the next morning, we had to back out to avoid trees on the front of the site and rigs parked in front of us. As mentioned in earlier posts, the frontage road will beat you up if you don't do less and 10 mph for almost a mile. Be prepared. There are a lot of long term residents here. The laundry and restrooms were clean enough. We used the laundry (4 washers and 4 dryers). Lots of road noise.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We really were impressed with how nice this campground was laid out and maintained. Neat and level pull thru site, but not much shade for 50 amp. If you can get by with 30 amp and back in site 45-54 and beautiful and shady. Campground is adding on right now. Very family friendly with mini golf, pool and amenities. Very friendly staff, too. We would have liked to have stayed longer, but were only there one night.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Totally paved roads and sites. Small trees, but not a lot of shade. Very pretty at night when lights from casino are on. Most of the sites, although pull thru, are back to back sites. This makes you fairly close to that neighbor and then front doors are close with your other neighbor. Would be okay if traveling with someone and wanted door to door. Overall, a very nice stopover or place to park to go to the casino (they offer shuttle).
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were pleasantly surprised when we pulled in and found this small quaint campground. There was some road noise from construction across from the campground, but not the campground's fault. In the distance you could see the highway, but the view of a small lake and water fowl made up for that. Of course, we were extremely lucky to be the only ones here the night we stayed so it made for a very peaceful evening. Pull thru site was nice and level although it was dirt/grass, plenty long enough for our 37ft fifth wheel. The entry to the campground is a little close, but can be done if you are careful.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were met as we drove in by very friendly staff and escorted directly to our site before checking in. We were given a level pull thru site with full hookups and some shade. We extended to 2 nights. Wi-Fi worked great, laundry was sufficiently clean and we used it. Restroom were clean. We would have given higher rating if roads and sites were paved. Lots of dust and some road noise. Sites were divided by some brush bushes which gives a little more privacy, but sites are somewhat narrow. There are also a lot of long term residents, although they are at the back of the park.
02/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
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.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
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.
10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
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.
10/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
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.
10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
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.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
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.
07/2012
rating [ 1/10 ]
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.
07/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
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.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
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.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
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.
07/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
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.
07/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
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.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
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.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
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.
05/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
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.
05/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
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.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
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.
05/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
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.
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