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04/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Fee is based on monthly rate. Campground had improved since the last time we stayed there almost a year ago…especially the helpful attitude of the staff. The campground has sites that are private/not so private; shady/sunny; dry/wet, fairly quiet/noisy/very noisy. Noise comes from I-76, a side road and an adjacent gun club, with rifles firing 9-9 seven days a week.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Three years ago, we spent a night here, shortly after new owners bought it. They continue to make improvements. When we checked in, one of the owners told us that there was a water leak that they were trying to fix, but they could not guarantee it would be fixed the next morning, when we were to leave and effectively put our motor home into storage for three months. (A black tank that has been emptied, but not back washed, sitting for three months in the summer…I don’t think so.) We told them of our dilemma and they said they would do their best. (I really appreciate it when somebody is completely honest with me.) They worked until they got it fixed in the early evening, then stopped by to tell us the water was back on. As for honesty, they do not advertise cable because their “cable” has only the four major networks. (Several other CGs advertise cable, but have very few stations.) We will be back
03/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is based on monthly stay and includes added cost for electricity. WOW. Owner a delight…laid back and cool…great conversationalist. Yeah there are rules, but very sensible. Pull through with great view of lake out front window. Great cable (71 ch) and very powerful Wi-Fi. Sites dirt/grass, very level. Full hookups. Owners and hosts VERY helpful with suggestions for grocery, restaurants, sights to see. Great Easter dinner: they provided turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes, gravy; campers provided pot luck. Had an RV problem, and they recommended Eric, mobile repair—great job. Had a problem with toad. They recommended Steve’s Auto Repair nearby. On Friday needed A/C compressor. It was there at 8:30 Monday and we were on our way by 11:30. Fabulous service. We will visit this RV park again, and if we need service, we know where to go. We WILL be back.
04/2012
rating [ 4/10 ]
We paid Passport America rate. At that rate it might be OK for an overnight because it is about six miles from I-95. I would not stay there at the full-price rate. Entrance to the park is very narrow. Layout of the park is bizarre; one site right next to the office (diesel fumes when campers check in?) Another has the dump station right behind it. Little shade. No cable and only 4 antenna stations with not-so-good reception. Weak cell phone signal with Verizon. Weak Wi-Fi. Oh yeah, the trains blaring their horns several times a night. I do not understand the positive reviews of this location. After five years of full timing, I would rate this in the bottom 20% of the parks we visited.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is the daily average, based on the monthly rate, plus electricity. This park was bought out by Sun resorts in 2011…and they have made a great difference! Staff is more eager to please; the park has been really spruced up; more events. The park manager, has done a great job; recreation areas have been greatly improved. Some of the old timers were upset because they have changed policies for down payments for future visits. But with the more professional approach, it makes sense. We planned to stay for 2 months, but stayed for 4. Tengo Internet is free, but very unreliable; also, the monthly rate is for four weeks. We have stayed there for the past 4-5 years, and will go back.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a chameleon campground. Our previous ratings: 2008: 4. 2009: 7. 2010: 1. After a terrible experience with the horse rally in 2010, we decided not to return, but we did. BEFORE the horses. This year some major improvements: excellent Wi-Fi, appearance really spruced up; very responsive staff; security that doesn’t act like it is doing you a favor, sites and public areas much cleaner. On the negative side, they apparently over-softened the water and soap would not wash off. Hopefully they have resolved the horse problems. We were not here for the horse rally, but asked friends to let us know if the clean-up was any better.
11/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Certainly not an attractive campground, but it had shaded sites, was close to the interstate but quiet, long pull-throughs. Accepts Passport America. However, roads are very narrow and signage was terrible: both to get to the campground and to navigate their walking trails. Good for an overnight.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price is after senior discount. Very nice state park: shaded, wide sites, good privacy. Very quiet. 8-8 “curfew” keeps this place family-friendly. When I Iearned that UNC would have a home football game while we were there, I was glad about the 8-8 policy. Only complaints were extremely low water pressure and only tepid water in the shower.
09/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This could be a great campground, but it falls short. Yes, it’s on a small river, but the only people who can fall asleep listening to the small waterfall are the owners (their site is right by the waterfall. There is NO cable TV and no on-air stations. Wi-Fi works well, but only in the gathering room, not at individual sites. Verizon wireless was non-existent to spotty due to the surrounding mountains. Water pressure fluctuates from low to adequate. The place is quiet, in spite of Highway 19E a few yards away. Some campers could not use their sewer hookups because of a blockage and the owners not knowing where the sewer lines ran. Mostly seasonal campers on well-kept sites. Rumor was that it will be all seasonal in 2012.
09/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Stayed in Camp Burson section where there are pull-throughs and full hookups. Site was nicely shaded but very unlevel, front to back. Water pressure was the lowest we have seen in 5 years of fulltiming. Free Wi-Fi was one of the best we have seen. Park was very quiet. No TV without a satellite dish. We paid an average of $32/night, including a $5/night dog fee that stopped after three nights. Strange, but that way they can be sure to sock it to the weekenders.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very level. Need to drive around in circles to get to and leave pull through site. No shade. Good cable TV and Wi-Fi.
09/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Stayed here a couple of years ago and were satisfied, but things have changed. Reserved 50 amp, got 30 amp, “Sorry, we are full.” Sites 339-346 are supposed to be pull through, but with sewer at extreme rear of site, must disconnect towed. Cable TV was terrible. Got about ½ of the channels they claimed, and most were snowy. These sites are literally 20 feet from a road that has traffic all night: had to use earplugs. Owners have a take it or leave it attitude.
07/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
We paid Passport America rate: a great bargain. Nice, large pull throughs: level and heavily shaded. No antenna TV. Good water pressure, nice area to walk dog. Near I-80, but highway noise minor. Well shaded, but also some sites that would allow satellite TV. Excellent free Wi-Fi. Exceptionally friendly, helpful and professional staff. In 4.5 years of fulltiming, I have rated 120+ campgrounds. This is only the 6th one to receive a 10.
07/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
We paid Passport America rate. CG would be a rip-off at full rate. Very few channels with antenna. Good laundry: $1 dry and $1 wash. Well-stocked RV parts store. Some roads crumbling and very narrow; narrow sites w/side-by-side hookups. Lots of road noise from I-80. Not level. The shady sites were reserved for members. The CG looks good on paper/internet, but it disappoints.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
VERY helpful staff. No cable or antenna TV, but it is nice for a change. Family’s ranch surrounds CPGD. Good water pressure. Wi-Fi adequate. We did better with Verizon MiFi. Hwy 83 is a very bumpy road with lots of John Deere wide loads driving north. We paid Good Sam rate. Great place for a stopover.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Cable was real cable TV, not satellite/cable TV combo where it is impossible to find out what’s on. Good pull-through, shaded. Paid Good Sam rate of $31. They said water pressure was 65, but with regulator, we got only a trickle. Lots of I-80 noise, so we kept our AC blower on. Temps at night in the upper 70s. We will be back.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We paid the PA rate. Good value. Basically a gravel parking with a lot with trees that need to mature.
07/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
When I called, I got this crusty old guy. Can I make a reservation? “I don’t do that s***.” I should be there in about an hour. “You better get you’re a** in here.” When we checked in, woman was very cordial. PT site was shaded, not at all level. Our Verizon was fairly good. No TV reception. Crumbly interior paved roads. Needs a lot of work. Barely worth the $25 we paid. Next time, we’ll stay in Miles City.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I do not understand the negative comments. The sites are close, but still private. The campground layout is unique: once the staff gets you located, use your truck or tow car to drive around a bit. Our site was perfectly level. No problem with dust or wind. Sure, people leave early in the morning to see YNP wildlife, but that’s why people stay here. Good souvenirs in store with great discount. Spectacular views. The premium sites are worth the extra $$. But the “cable” TV! The network channels are out of LA; the few cable channels are on Mountain Time. There is no TV guide channel. To find out what was on when, we used the web to go to network channels in LA, then figured the shows were on an hour later in Mountain Time. We then went to look at non-network cable channels in Billings and came up with times for the cable shows. I wish RVParkreviews would come up with a way for people to rate cable at campgrounds. We have had “cable” ranging from 12 to 90+ over the past 4.5 years of full-timing.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
A good campground, but not a 10. Mosquitos galore…and the CG gives them breeding space by watering every night, even if it was raining. Cable TV is just 17 channels. Many of the back-in sites are close together…and short. I could fit my toed in only by parking it diagonally. A pool would be nice, too.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Expensive, but everything in Jackson is expensive. Sites are very close, as in all KOAs/former KOAs, but we were in shade and could open our three slides. The site was level. The (relatively) new owners are making improvements; we saw positive changes in the week we were there. The unmarked speed bumps? Not a problem if you drive 5 mph. Cabin construction was about complete, so there was no congestion problem. Staff continuously watered the roads to keep down dust. Staff went out of their way to help out. They should upgrade to 50 amp. Good Wi-Fi and cable.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you want to nit-pick about a campground, this is the one: some sites are close together, some sites are in the sun, some sites are tight, some sites have no view. On the other hand, many sites provide privacy, many are in shade, many have great views and many are spacious. We recommend the big Creek area with lots if shade and so-so privacy, and decent views of the lake. Apparently any electrical problems have been fixed and the sites now have 50 amps. The ranger gave us bad info about how to access the site, but we went up and around a circle and had no problems. BTW, we were surrounded by kids in tents and anticipated late night noise…how wrong could we be. They behaved wonderfully. Before they left, we found out why: a grandma offered her grand-kids a handful of M&Ms if they brought back 10 pieces if litter. We will be back.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is after Good Sam and includes taxes. Very good campground interior roads and the sites a bit narrow, but not too bad. Wi-Fi among the best we have had in 4.5 years. Owners really care: watched my wife walk the dog on a lawn area, started the sprinklers after they were through. Free newspaper.
06/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Their name says it all: this is an OK CG. Shade trees are of little help when they are on the north or south side of the site. LOTS of dust. Owners helpful, but somewhat rigid. When I asked for a different site, they said no because a rally was coming in in a couple of days. Laundry had only two washers and dryers: for 81 sites? We will not go back.
06/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
The free Wi-Fi was pretty good. But the rest: a disaster. Narrow sites. Electric hookup on the wrong side. The dirtiest CG we have found in 4.5 years of fulltiming. Cigarette butts, drink containers, nut shells, food wrappers: you name it and it was on the ground here. With the general filth, we dared not use the pool. And the railroad 1,000 feet away: I put in my ear plugs after the first train at 8:30 p.m. A rip-off at even $17/night.
06/2011
rating [ 1/10 ]
Wish I could say something positive about this park, but I cannot. Most sites are very short pull-through. Very dusty. ATVs joy riding at 9 p.m. Voltage fluctuated wildly. Disconnected laptops and printers. Only park for miles around. No park map at check-in: had to figure out how to leave. Did get a weak cell signal, no thanks to the CG. Restaurant was mediocre. Another camper paid for six nights, but left after two.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Bryce and Zion may get all the publicity, and crowds. But this little jewel has its own beauty and charm. If you want outside communication, you need satellite radio or TV. Sites vary in size and privacy. Most have no hookups; four have full hookups, although this is not widely publicized. But the scenery! Tall sand pipes, chimney rocks have layers of red, yellow brown and white sediment and you are camping right in the middle.
05/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
Rate is based on weekly rate. Typical of a very old KOA. Very tight side-by-side hookups. Roads and pads are made up of those small rocks that get caught in your sneakers, then deposited inside your MH. NO cable TV, but over-the-air was adequate. Wi-Fi just adequate, but Verizon Mi-Fi worked well. Hookups are at back of pull-throughs, still have to disconnect. Overpriced for what you get. Friendly owners, but we will not be back.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Overall a very nice park. Good cable TV, WiFi. Loads of shade trees, did not use our awning. Close to grocery store, but very quiet. Great location for seeing Zion NP. The pull-through sites are intended for short stays and they are a bit narrow. Back-ins are much wider.
05/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Cable was not REAL cable, instead a satellite system, so it was impossible to find out what was on when. They squeezed our 38’ into a site on the edge of the park after I declined a more expensive pull through. Narrow room for the towed. Lots of noise. Good points: several slots to use while registering, separate lane for air/dump on leaving.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
I would rate this CG a 10, except for problems in two areas. The Wi-Fi was iffy and kept disconnecting from the internet. And they are only semi-pet-friendly. There are two places for dogs to do their business. But we were warned NOT to let the dog wet on the way. Seems that dogs had been banned and only recently allowed. Long-term residents were watching out their windows, just waiting to catch a dog doing criminal activity. If this park wants dog-owners, it should change its ways. On the good side, we had RV mechanical problems and they bent their rules to work with us.
04/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
The weekly rate worked out to $39. The daily rate $44. We stayed in the newest area with cable TV. The Wi-Fi was only so-so. Site was wide and private; not shady, but in 5-10 years will be. Fishing costs $9/day!! Costs were pricey because this is the Padre Dam water district and water district users get to use the park for free; Cable TV was limited.
04/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
Not pet friendly, not big rig friendly. Has only 10-12 sites that are hard to leave. Located several miles off the interstate, a mistake. Want to walk your dog? Just carry it, then use the key to get out by the canal, through barbed-wire fences. Security is a big issue. Office may or may not be open. Never again.
04/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Essentially a parking lot with gravel sites and paved roads. I would rate this CG higher except for the inept person who checked us in. She gave us a route to our site that would have made it impossible to back in. When I suggested we go a different way, she said, “You can drive all around the campground if you want.” She wrote the key code for the gate on our car pass, but never told what it was for. Apparently this is a regular occurrence; a camper near the gate came out to help us. Little shade. No cable, but adequate antenna TV; Wi-Fi is Tango, and you pay. BTW, the site was level. There was a lot of rotting citrus on the ground. We won’t be back.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is the Passport America rate. You could call this just a gravel parking lot, but that would not be fair. The owners were VERY helpful; we told them our RV was going in for service after three nights and they offered to keep our site vacant for the rest of our week-long stay. (We had service done at LaMesa and were extremely satisfied.) They had free grapefruit one day. We did not notice road or airplane noise, but there is some train noise including horns, but not overnight. The wifi was fabulous, much better than our Verizon MiFi. Yes, there was little shade, but this is the desert. Sites were very level, and very wide. We will be back.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This a neat RV park, especially if you are a birder. When you check in, listen to the host as she knows a lot about the birding in the area. For example, she told us a direct route to one location was closed. Later we found a couple that stayed at a different location who were upset because they tried to use the closed road. There has been some discussion about whether the sites are 200’ long. I did not measure it, but you could have easily parked two MH and tow in there. Hookups are side-by-side, but they are offset so you are not right next to your neighbor. Gas IS available in Rodeo, but still it’s best to fill up before you get here. No shade now, but trees have been planted and are being irrigated, so in time. If you are going to Portal, AZ, for birding, be aware that AZ does not go on daylight savings time. It was windy and dusty when we were here, but we blame that on time of year. Our only complaint: the interior roads are not clearly marked and it is easy to wander into a vacant site.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Small RV park with full hookups. Cable does not get any network channels; Wi-Fi is excellent. Owner a bit eccentric, but fun to talk with. Few trees; some sites a bit hard to get into. But the scenery and the birding. Be sure to see the cemetery at the Harshaw ghost town site. Old time gas station in town with very friendly owner; gas was $3.99, but worth it for the full-service, conversation and clean windshield. Town is quaint, a few galleries and a few restaurants.
04/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
Rate was Passport America, still it was way overpriced. Forget this place: narrow pull-throughs in the row closest to I-10; even with a/c running, still had to use earplugs to sleep. No table, no shade, lots of dirt. Unfriendly check-in person. All this, and 16 miles from downtown.
03/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here in record heat before trees leafed out; should be much cooler later in season. Also the spacious sites would be more private when foliage leafs out. There are no sites close to the river. Great staff at check-in; however a bit overbearing afterwards. Shortly after we set up, a ranger stopped by and politely asked us to back up our towed so that it was all on blacktop. No problem. Then, 30 minutes later another ranger asked us to move the car to a parking area because parking it across the front of the site damages the blacktop. But remarkably, our 1.5 ton Honda CRV was a hazard to the blacktop while our 13-ton MH was not. Excellent bird watching. Do not follow GPS; we did and found ourselves touring an outpost of Texas Tech. Instead, get on US377 and follow the signs to the park.
03/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is with TX Park pass. Full hookup sites are spacious, but many lack shade, and have little vegetation to cut the wind. Full HU Sites #17 and above are located on the side of a hill, where it is very difficult to level. Covered picnic tables on patios and 50-amp are pluses. Fabulous views; excellent birdwatching. They say the only places to get Wi-Fi are outside of the HQs or interpretative center. However, you can get great Wi-Fi from the full hookup sites on the hill. The town itself is a few miles away, but has excellent Wi-Fi and 3G cell coverage throughout the town. Not bad for a town of about 1,000. The cable TV has only 50 channels, but includes Cinemax and Showtime. And you cannot beat $20/night.
02/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Rate is monthly rate and does not include electricity. I am not sure where other reviewers actually stayed. We stayed here 2011 because of a fantastic experience in 2010. Staff are the friendliest we have encountered in 4+ years of full timing. When we pulled in and were concerned that nearby tree branches might harm a new slide cover, the branches were trimmed back in 15 minutes. We got restroom keys when we arrived: restrooms were spotless. Host held a fish fry potluck, featuring the red fish and trout he caught in Laguna Madre. Delicious! They alerted us with a note on our RV door. Rates are comparable to other CG's, but this one lacks the smell of sewage treatment plants and horse manure found at other parks. Yes, the sites are close together, but other campers are so friendly. Muddy sites? We saw none. Not pet friendly? They doted on our dog. We will be back next year and probably many years to come.
02/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Stayed one night at the regular rate, and three at the Passport America 50% off. There is an annoying $3/day “resort fee,” that Encore uses to squeeze a bit more from renters. Sites are OK, but our concrete patio, without picnic table, was covered in oil that had dripped from cars of previous campers. We were told to walk our dog in the dog run or outside of the RV park, 0.4 miles away. We, along with everybody else, ignored the order. Besides, the dog run was overrun with plants with burrs. Our dog took one step inside, sat down and refused to move (smart dog, not-so-smart campground owners). Mostly “winter Texans” who return every year, but they were friendly. Good central location for nearby birding opportunities.
02/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Yes, the owners are friendly, but the office is rarely open and you self-register. Sites are rather strange, you pull into a pull-through and then somebody else can pull in behind you. If that person has a toad, his pull-through is useless. Lots of noise from the highway and trains on the other side of the highway. No picnic tables. They claim to offer cable TV, but it is very limited: maybe 12 channels. Ok for a fast overnight in an area that has few campgrounds.
02/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Typical KOA with narrow sites, but good for an overnight. Little road noise from the interstate. Excellent Cable TV channels. Only complaint is that electric and water hookups were at the extreme rear of the pull-through site; we barely made the connections. WiFi was good and free.
02/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stopped for an overnight on a weekend. Although Passport America says they do not honor PA rates on weekends, the CG offered us a pull through with water and 50-amp at the PA rate of $19. RV and toad barely fit on the site, but they did fit. Good water pressure; surprisingly good over-the-air TV. CG is close to the interstate, but had virtually no road noise. Did not use their free Wi-Fi because Verizon internet was very good. Good value.
11/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very long pull-throughs, great cable and Wi-Fi, level sites with full hookups. Self-contained units only. We probably should not have chosen this for an overnight. Coming from the north, it is 8 miles off I-95. But this would probably be a good stepping off point for seeing Savannah and Beaufort. The owner gave us a site right up front so we could leave easily in the morning. Not a good idea. The sites in the back are much quieter with little/no road noise. Passport America rate made it worth the stop.
09/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
We stayed here in 2007 and would have rated it a 7; in 2008 we rated it a 4; in 2009, a 7. This year is the last we will stay at Lakewood. Lots of trash at sites and on the beach, the water pressure very low, the Wi-Fi unreliable (they don’t want to be bothered with Wi-Fi problems, so they give you the phone number of their Wi-Fi provider); cable TV that pixelates every few minutes. They failed to clean up after the American Heart Assn beach run and, in spite of complaints, there was still horse manure on the beach 2 weeks later. During the time the horses were here, we saw people walking, driving golf carts, even riding horses through occupied sites; owners leaving horses behind while they went on the beach ride, with the lonely horses neighing for hours. If a camper had left behind a dog on a leash or left behind dog waste, he would have asked to leave. Witnessed a woman let her dogs do their business on others' sites and not clean it up. We met with the surly AHA organizer of the event. It was very obvious the participants had not been advised on proper protocol while in a campground. For this, we spent more than $1,800 to stay here for two months? Never again. On the plus side: we had a fabulous washing and waxing job on our RV at a very good rate.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
One of the best KOAs we have stayed at. Sites were wide and level. Hosts seemed to mean it when they welcomed us. Wi-Fi and cable were good. A turn that was a bit tight on leaving. We’ll be back when in the area.
09/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
One of the better campgrounds we have found in almost 4 years of full timing. Gravel sites are wide and level; beautifully landscaped, some with patios. Very quiet at night. Sites are shaded and as smaller trees grow will become even more private. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are good. Owner is VERY involved, even delivers his wife’s homemade muffins to newcomers. They are constantly improving the campground. Another camper told us to go to the end of the CG to turn around. We barely made the turnaround.
09/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great campground if you want quiet and privacy. Only about half of the sites have water; no sewer; cell phone reception was iffy. If you want to get the few TV channels available, you have to forego a shady site. Sites are large and level. It was great to retreat from the hustle and bustle. I learned that a few days without TV and outside distractions can be a wonderful experience. And falling asleep to the sounds of crickets at 8 p.m., wow. We will be back.
09/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
There was an extra $2 charge for cable TV, not the sign of a camper-friendly campground. Roads were narrow. The person who put propane into our RV did not seem to know what he was doing (although apparently he did), not a confidence-builder. Our pull-through was adequate. But the noise!!!! Even with the AC running we could not overcome the noise from the interstate. Very few shady spots. It was the day after Labor Day and in spite of the 90+ degree heat, they would not reopen the pool
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A great Corps campground. Don’t assume there is water at the site (as I did), just because it is a corps campground. Shaded, quiet, long back-in, spotless facilities; fairly close to I-30. Take R turn after turn for marina. Pick a site and honor pay at the bathhouse. Cost is $12-18; I paid the higher rate, but at $9 for senior pass rate. Didn’t have exact amount, so put $10 in the envelope. The next morning I found a note on my windshield: “thank you for visiting DeGray Lake. I hope you had a nice stay and will come back soon. Enclosed in the envelope is $4, as you overpaid for the campsite. Signed by Park Ranger. We definitely will be back.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We paid the PA rate. Agree with earlier post that the turn for this CG is easy to miss. But I strongly disagree with the #2 rating. (It is telling that the #2 rating was by somebody who has not rated other CGs.) Sure there is no shade and the sites are a little tight, but they are perfectly level pull-throughs with good water pressure. They escorted us to the site. Had very good wireless internet. The night we stopped, there was a bluegrass jam session, but after 10 hours, we were too tired. This time it was just an overnight stop as we had to head north quickly. Next time in the area, we will stay longer.
02/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is based on monthly rate and includes electricity. Depending what is important to a camper, this could be rated a 5 or a 10. On the negative side: there's no pool, no playground, no beach, so-so Wi-Fi that you pay for, and the sites are close together. CG is located next to a not-too-busy road. Some internal roads are gravel, others are paved; the sites are grass. On the positive side: it has the friendliest CG owners we have found in 3+ years of full-timing. They make you feel right at home. They live on-site and are there to help you, with a smile, whenever you need a hand. They helped us find a doctor when a cold struck, and directed us to stores and businesses that helped us. Super clean restrooms/showers and laundry room, great free cable TV. Located 10-15 minutes from Gulf beaches. A good schedule of activities: exercise, socials, pot-lucks with main dish provided by the owners. Down home kind of stuff, without the hired entertainers that so often are a disappointment. People return year after year, which says a lot. The campers are very friendly, respectful of each other. The nearby traffic? That’s why I wear earplugs at night. Oh, did I mention how friendly and helpful the owners and campers were? We WILL be back.
02/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I really have a hard time rating this CG. We stayed for only a night. The sites are VERY close, but they offer free use of a gas grill, a hot tub, an in-season heated pool. When the battery in our towed was dead, the person in the office was quick to give us a jump.
02/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Typical of COE campgrounds: clean, well-maintained, waterfront sites, courteous helpful hosts, level sites, etc, etc. This time we stayed only one night, had to move on to Gulf Shores, AL. Next time, we will stay longer.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is the fourth time we stayed here. Last year we were very disappointed due to unreliable cable, and moldy picnic tables. What an improvement. Cable and picnic tables are not an issue, a front desk staff that went out of their way to be sure we got a site we liked. We stayed for a month and renewed friendships from last year. The campground is about 10 minutes from the beach.
11/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Basically a grass/dirt parking lot with no trees and incredibly narrow sites. Our neighbor’s sewer connection was next to our picnic table. Pool but not much else to do. Great rates: we used Passport America. Definitely fine for an overnight (close to the Interstate), but not a destination.
11/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
On the plus side: helpful staff, nicely shaded, relatively private sites, good value. However, many sites are not level and interior roads are dirt and pot-holed. Also the signage for the park entrance and interior signage are terrible. Good wifi on our Verizon card.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here in 2007 and were satisfied, but when we stayed in 2008, we found surly staff in the office, dirty sites, low water pressure, complaints from staff, no-so-clean restrooms. But they apparently have read the negative reviews and made changes. When we checked in this time, we learned that two of the three clerks were new and they were very helpful, worked hard to find us a site that we liked. However, there was still some of the "not my job" attitude. Site was clean and while there, we often saw staff cleaning up vacant sites. Water pressure has improved. Restrooms and showers at the indoor pool were renovated and spotless. Their rates are lower than other beachfront parks. Only complaints are the lack of wireless internet throughout the park (I got stronger signals from a nearby RV park) and the outrageous cost to rent golf carts ($40/day) almost double the daily site fee.
10/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very efficient, friendly and helpful welcome at the main gate. Great campground; we were lucky that we have a good Marine friend at Camp LeJeune and he sponsored us so we could camp here. Great and very helpful staff. Full hookups, shaded picnic tables, beautiful beach, and the friendliest people we have found in almost 3 years of fulltiming. No problems with noise from military aircraft. The campground is about 15 miles from the main gate, but the trip gave us a chance to see what our Marines are doing.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice NFS campground. Has 50 amp hookups and water faucets where you can fill up, but no water at the sites. Sites are long, very wide, and shaded: lot of privacy. And for $11 senior rate, it’s hard to beat. Last year we stayed at White Oak Shores. Sure we had full hookups and cable TV, but we paid four times as much and were a lot farther from the beach.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground was just OK. The good, shaded sites by the creek are taken by seasonals. The rest of the park has absolutely no shade. We asked for a site that faced east, but the campground map was incorrect and we wound up facing NW. When we arrived at our site, an employee showed up and told us that due to recent rains, we needed blocks under the levelers, or the jacks would sink into the ground. I'm glad she showed up and she did get the blocks for us. Expensive for what we got: and no cable.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Love this campground: if only they had cable TV. They have cable TV only in the expensive luxury sites and plan to expand it to the rest of the park. Staff is fabulous: clerk spent a lot of time making sure we got a site we liked. The chief gardener is very creative and obviously loves his work. When they started taking down a tree next to our site, we called the office and in two minutes it was stopped. There is a lot of noise from Navy planes. Nearby are the Norfolk Navy base and the Oceana Naval Air Station. Big aircraft carriers dock at Norfolk Navy base for maintenance, the jets go to Oceana Naval Air Station and the pilots fly them almost every day to keep in practice. We were annoyed by the constant FedEx jets when we stayed just south of Memphis, but this is different. These are the guys protecting us and our country. But we still used earplugs at night. In 33 months of fulltiming we have found lots of friendly CG staff members, but here everybody was cooperative and friendly. We will be back.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects senior citizen pass: a great bargain. Nice C of E campground: large, level, shaded sites, many with water views and trails to the water. Security gate locked at night. Good water and electric. There are no trails for hiking and birding, but this park is aimed at the swimmer/boater/fisherman. A little road noise from Hwy 58, but not so bad. Modern restrooms and showers were the best we have seen in 32 months of full-timing.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rates were high for a state park without sewer. A very personable check-in lady told us to select one of 5-6 pull-throughs. We drove past a few very unlevel sites, then tried out a site. Could not level our 38’ motorhome. Eventually found a long pull-through where we could level. Excellent showers and rest rooms. Water was 200 yards away.
09/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
We were going to spend only one night so were happy to see all sites are pull-thru. BUT we hardly had room for our 38’ motorhome, much less the toad. As others have noted, sites are extremely tight and there is no shade. The young man who checked us in didn’t have a clue; had to hunt for a map of the park, then gave us one that had been marked up for at least 4 other campers. The only thing going for this park is that it is better than the coal mine campground.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This CG is not perfect, but the new owners really put their hearts, souls and bodies into improving it. Several campers told me how much they had accomplished in four months. CG was very clean, our site was not shaded, but others were. We had a very long pull-through site, perfect for an overnight. Extremely helpful owners, staff, fishing and swimming in lake, very quiet, but close to interstate. The owner, really went out of his way when our hydraulics failed the morning we were to leave. I could not pull in the slideouts or raise the jacks. He spent about 90 minutes, most of it in the cramped quarters inside the slide out, checking, tightening and reconnecting. He got it to the point where we could bring in the slideouts and bring up the jacks. He could have just ignored our problem and accepted camping fees for several nights until we could get it fixed. (Not much RV service in the area).
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice. Sites nicely spaced, most well-shaded and level. We had a pull-through that easily handled our 38’ and toad. Very helpful staff. Clean laundry room. Sites near the noisy turnpike are mostly seasonal and were somewhat messy. They are separate from the short-stay sites. Yes, there is a nearby gun club, but we hardly heard the shots. Two minor complaints: water pressure was somewhat low and there is no book swap library. We have family in the area and will definitely return.
07/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is one of the best KOAs we have found, BUT for $58.50 a night (after KOA member discount, we did not expect an additional $3 pp resort/activity fee, we would expect more than 11 TV channels, and we would expect free Wi-Fi. We were visiting friends and did not use the “activities.” Some CG charge for miniature golf or the pool, but this one charges even if you do not use them. The interior roads were filled with potholes while the staff was planting flowers. We have been full-timing from the Atlantic to the Gulf to the Pacific for 2.5 years and this CG has earned the “most expensive while offering the least CG so far” award. We will NOT be back. There is a Wal-Mart not very far away.
06/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
We had a wide, long pull-through, but many sites were short and narrow. Interior roads were among the worst we have seen in 30 months of full-timing. They offer GS discount only if you ask for it: no GS signs at all. TV is not cable, but satellite with only some 25 stations. Walk from our site to office/laundry/pool/rest rooms would have been long, so long that they placed porta-potties throughout the CG. Directions we were given had us pulling into our site in the wrong direction. There was a car for sale partially blocking the CG entrance. I do not understand at all the two earlier glowing reviews. We will not be back.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
I would rate this CG higher, but I was put off by their claim: “2/10 miles to beach.” Literally that is correct: from the extreme rear point of the CG. But from the front of the CG to that rear point is 1 mile. When we arrived, we found our site very unlevel. When we complained, they offered a couple of other unlevel sites or some flat sites that were in the middle of lakes caused by the recent rain. The choice: a leveling problem or a mosquito problem. Hmmm. Another complaint: They sent staff with boards to help us level. We were able to get a passably level motorhome. I give them credit for doing what they could to correct a problem. Also there is a nearby railroad track with a few trains at all hours that is very close to some sites. Long ago, I bought earplugs. We were not offered a free newspaper. Would we be back? I don't know.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice indoor pool and hot tub, but very strong chlorine smell. Sites shady, very wide and private, but need some gravel; muddy after rain. Paved roads/ Good cable and Wi-Fi card reception; CG charges for Wi-Fi. Only major complaint was lotssss of mosquitoes. CG says they spray for mosquitoes, but maybe should work on eliminating the water where they breed. Not on lake but sister CG, Clearwater CG is; Meredith Woods is quieter and more private than Clearwater. Staff very helpful. CG sign is hard to see until you are top on it; they should tell you to turn at the flashing light.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice CG with lots of trees, but sites a bit small and roads narrow, especially when leaving by the pool. Rec room was just a bunch of video games. Good cable. Price a bit steep.
06/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
Rate was the highest we paid in 2.5 years of full timing. We expected luxury, but it was substandard. Gravel road into park. Entrance to the park unlevel. Check-in behind the pool, 50’ away from where you stop, and you walk across gravel/dirt/mud. After you register, you have to go forward, then back up to make a difficult u-turn to get to sites. Very friendly and concerned staff. Few sites for big rigs. Interior roads very tight and full of ruts; we almost bottomed out. A disaster. Wi-Fi was very slow; no cable and only a few TV stations with antenna. 30-amp hookup did not have a circuit breaker, electrical wire tied to trees. Don’t follow GPS; follow directions on website if you want this experience. Weekend we were here was a “backyard carnival,” but they charged for almost everything. Laundry had one washer and one dryer. We will NOT be back. We’d rather stay at a Wal-Mart.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Clean, pretty park, although Lower Lake had a lot of algae. 50-amp at site, but water faucets available only at a few locations. We had a pull through that was very difficult to enter and leave. Some TV reception; no Wi-Fi even with our Verizon card and campground 5 miles off Interstate. Sites are 2 miles from campground office. A bit below what we expect from a state/national campground.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great campground, site on a large creek. One of the better private CPGDs we have found in 2 ½ years of full timing. Don’t follow GPS; follow directions on CPGD website. At first we were turned off by lack of cpgd map, lack of info about area, but realized it’s all about the laid back atmosphere. One hour from George Washing National Forest and Shenandoah National Park. TV, Wi-Fi were great.
06/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Hard to level; had to exit through another site. No cable or Wi-Fi. Camp store is extensive and expensive 30% more than nearby stores. Extremely poor interior roads. Very commercial. Obviously caters to canoes.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Quiet, and separated from the Interstate by a hill. There are pull through sites and excellent wi-fi. The only negative was that it was extremely difficult to level. The nearby Flying J also has a Blue Beacon truck wash that did a great job on our RV for $35. Many campers were using the campground for just an overnight.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful Corps of Engineers campground. We stayed at the Golden Passport rate. Staff very helpful, comfortable, long sites. Good TV reception with antenna. Call campground to get directions. There was a lot of road construction between the Interstate and the campground.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Passport America rate. Has picnic tables, small trees, and cable TV. Wi-Fi was a bit slow; air card was faster. Small swimming pool was not heated. No bathroom by the pool. Laundry room dryers did not work, but office refunded money. Dump hose had to carry water up a grade. Our site backed on a regularly used road. We used ear plugs. Sites are close together. Lots of ducks, but more in the future: we counted 20 babies.
05/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We paid the Passport America rate. Pull-throughs with cement slabs, otherwise gravel. Interior roads were a bit rough. Cement slab was just barely long enough for us to lower our jacks. Hard to level and some sites hard to get into. Heated pool, little store, huge clean laundry with front loaders. Music at pool hot tub area around supper time. Nature walk and lots of trees. Full hook ups. 50 amp. Cable and Wi-Fi but sometimes the Wi-Fi slows down. We used our air card.
05/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Very narrow road from office into the campground, with piles of rocks on both sides: be careful. Sites need a lot of work to level. Several long pull-throughs with full hook ups. TV reception with antenna was bad.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Right on Mississippi River, 20 yards away. Campground floods if river rises, but you get several days’ warning. Water was high when we were there, but it gave us a different view of the river. Cement slabs. Out front window faced the river. Computer is a little slow. No cable, but adequate reception with antenna.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Just an overnight stay. Had a site right on the water, which was electric and water only. Was a large, shaded site with 30 amp. Only 1 good TV channel with antenna. It was a little hard to level.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed at Passport America rate: no limit on number of nights. Great bargain for a great park. Full hookups, 50 amp, large and new and very clean laundry. $1.50 wash, $1 to dry and it really dries. Iron and ironing board. Sites are just big enough. They opened a restaurant next door two weeks before we arrived: all-you-can-eat buffets for breakfast for $3.99 and Friday night fish/chicken buffet is $6.99. Extremely nice owners and workers. Would take you to a show if you need a ride. Good Sam was inspecting the property while we were there and the inspector said the current owners had made a lot of improvements. Pool was under construction/renovation. Check to see if it is open because there is little else for kids to do.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Some of the “waterfront” sites only have a view of the marina. That said, it is a great park, even if it has only 30 amp sites. Our site was huge. Amazing visitor center. Great views. Our GPS took us through residential areas to get to the campground, so follow the campground’s directions. Very Helpful staff.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Typically good COE campground. Only complaints were narrow road leading to the CG and we had a hard time leveling. We stayed at the senior citizen rate. Definitely will return.
04/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
We were disappointed with this KOA. Lots of steep hills to get in and get to a site, tight in getting into site. Staff insisted in “helping” us. We could have done better alone. Sites close together. Laundry inefficient and costly. Poor signage to find the CG. commercial: $4 for miniature golf that is free at most CG. We will NOT return.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Few trees and lots of wind. Lots of noise from the air traffic at Memphis airport (buy ear plugs); pool was closed. Paved sites, easy to pull into. Fabulous staff. Good laundry. We had to leave and return several times due to work being done at American RV (Great company) and staff was very accommodating.
04/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This campground is basically a parking lot with no activities, no trees. Sites are spaced adequately, but the gravel interior roads are very bumpy. Trash cans were not emptied. Cable TV reception was very poor; we got much better reception with our antenna. It is very close to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame; in fact, when they hold outdoor concerts, I am sure you can hear the music from across the field. There is very poor signage leading to the CG. Our GPS took us down the wrong road; fortunately there was a school bus garage with turn-around space. In fact, as we completed the turnaround, an employee approached us and said something like, “You followed your GPS system, didn’t you?” We obviously weren’t the first.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Sites are widely spaced apart and very well shaded. Well-maintained. Only complaint was that when we got to our assigned site, a CG worker on a golf cart came up quickly and told us not to back in. We had already noticed some very soft spots at the site, and the worker told us that the last motorhome had to be towed after it sank into the ground. After a lot of give-and-take, they advised us not to back all the way into the site. This was acceptable, but if that worker had not come up. They should have designated the site as unusable until it was repaired. Get directions from the park; our GPS took us through a large residential neighborhood.
03/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
Some sites are a bit tight, some are not level. Interior roads range from very good to passable. The campground was very quiet at the end of March. The Park is scenic, but campground is not. When I made the reservation, I was given the address of the park office, not the campground; fortunately the ranger at the entrance corrected that. The campground is more than 5 miles from park entrance. Sewers available, but electric is only 30 amp. Broadband with our Verizon air card was spotty. Don’t miss the free tour of Golden Flake potato chip factory in Birmingham, but call ahead.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed at the Senior Pass rate. A typical Corps of Engineers campground, and I mean that in a good way. Sites are shaded by tall trees, many sites on the water, quiet, very scenic, friendly staff. The only criticism is that a few sites would be tight with slides out. We’ll be back.
03/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Definitely not “luxury.” This park is basically a parking lot, with little room between sites and very few trees. They say it is three blocks to the beach, but the beach is 0.3 miles from the entrance to the park, much farther from the campsites. And the closest beach was very crowded. Both the electricity voltage and the water pressure fluctuated greatly. Wi-Fi was very slow. If you enter from the north or exit to the north, be very careful. The entrance has a sharp dip. When we return to Gulf Shores, we will look for another RV park because we had to drive to the beach anyway.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Verizon cell and Internet do not work here. Campground Wi-Fi is $12/week, but it is excellent. Cable has no TV Guide channel, so you need Wi-Fi. On a big lake, but the fishing dock is in water about 3 feet deep. Not many if the large bass the lake is famous for. Lots of activities and the full-timers are very friendly. A lot of side-by-side hookups, but the layout provides a lot of room on the other side of the RV. Many of the full timers park their pickups close to the narrow roads. The exits from the CG are on curve.
02/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nightly rate is based on the weekly rate. A great park if you get a gulf-front site. 15-20 sites are gulf-front pull-ins, the rest are back from the beach and do not have gulf views. WiFi is superb; Cable pretty good; hosts friendly; small sandy beach with shallow water, fishing pier. Not much else to do, but this is a great place to relax, read, enjoy the Gulf. Morning sun coming in through the windshield warmed up the MH, but might be a drawback in the summer. Only major con is the noise from Hwy 98 running alongside the CG. The gulf-front views more than offset that, but only because we had a gulf-front site.
02/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
We paid the PA rate. This campground has a lot of potential, but it has some major flaws. The pros: remote, very quiet, boardwalk to the Suwannee River, wide sites, friendly staff. Cons: extra charge for 50-amp, county roads leading to the park entrance very narrow, road from park entranced unpaved, rutted and dusty, power went out twice during our overnight stay. After we got set up, we started to read the campground handout and found out that they require wooden blocks under all leveling jacks. As my wife said, “Not after we are set up.”
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at the monthly rate. This is the third year we stayed here and have become less satisfied each time. This is a good campground, but needs work. The cable is unreliable often snowy reception and it occasionally cuts out. Also, the picnic tables are moldy and need to be replaced.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We like this campground it has shaded sites, full hook-ups; and many are spacious. There is a lake for fishing but it costs $5/day. Two complaints: other campers don’t play by the rules: noise, cutting through occupied sites, but the campground has limited control over this. What they CAN correct is the HUGE and DEEP potholes. Driving a rig, even at 5 mph, is an exercise in rock and roll. Several cubic yards of gravel could easily solve this problem.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a lovely campground, sites are pull-thru, very large and there is privacy. At night you can hear the sounds of nature. Sites are shaded and have picnic tables. Only two complaints: no sewer hook-up, which is not unusual for state parks, and the cable (which seems to be satellite) is terrible, about 12 channels that come in and out with the weather.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Ask for a site in the back, farther away from the interstate noise. Very nice doggy park, but it is located at one end of this rather elongated park would be better if more centrally located. All sites are long pull-throughs, shaded sites. Interior roads are a bit rough. Also there is no breaker in electric box. Good for an overnight stop not much to do in Walterboro.
09/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stayed at this campground last year and were satisfied. What a difference a year made. The sites close to the beach are sandy and unshaded, but that is what you expect at the beach. Last year we arrived with no reservation and were treated like royalty; this year we were treated pleasantly when we made the reservation, and chopped liver when we arrived. What was unacceptable this year was the cleanliness of sites: lots of trash, the water pressure: very low, the Wi-Fi: very slow and their failure to enforce their own rules during the fall Harley Davidson rally. They do not allow motorcycles at times other than the bike rallies. Their rules: ride at idle while in the park; drive to and from campsites only. Great if they were enforced. But bikers revved their bikes for extended periods on the sites, drove at high speeds in the park and cruised up and down the interior roads. And watch out for the campers that return each year and take over vacant sites for their loud and early morning/late night parties.
09/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
No mature trees or shrubs, so we felt the brunt of a windstorm. Also would be very hot during the summer. Pull-through sites are grass and level. Many full time residents but their sites are very clean. It was about one-half mile to the swimming pool and the dock on the river. Some 10 miles from the beach. They do not tell you that the Wi-Fi is not free and when you try to log on, you learn it is $10 a day. Most expensive we have seen in 20 months of full timing.
07/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
Dust, dust, dust. It is located on a dirt road and has dirt interior roads, and Nebraska wind shoots billows of dust through the DG. Trees, but they need to be trimmed. We had to back out of our pull-through site. Pool was clean, but small. No cable but reasonable reception of networks with antenna. Water connections are shared, which mean we had to connect on passenger side of MH. Fortunately we have a long hose. Sites were close together. Laundry expensive.
07/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
Very poor signage. We drove right past it and had to turn MH and toed around in downtown Shelby. Very noisy with Interstate just yards away. Sites very narrow. If there had been a rig next to mine, my awning would have hit it. Difficult to attach water hose. A dirt/gravel parking lot. OK for overnight if you pack earplugs.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Last 0.6 miles to the CG was over very bumpy road. Long, wide pull throughs, well-kept grounds, tall shade trees, but no cable TV.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We paid the Passport America rate. Some sites have side-by-side hookups, but the CG was less than 25% full and the owner spaced the rigs so no two were next to each other. Off the beaten path and bumpy interior roads, but delightfully cool under tall trees with the Illinois River on the edge of the CG. Owner very helpful. Really needs better signage. Without our GPS, we would not have made it.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We paid the Passport America rate. Sites are well shaded, interior roads a bit bumpy, but manageable. Playground, but no pool. Owners very friendly and helpful.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Overall, a very nice park. Level, wide sites, good views of the marina. I had no problem with the wi-fi. I’d give it a 10 if only the cable wasn’t so skimpy.
06/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
This campground has all the amenities, is across a road from the beach. However, the sites are very close together with only an 8-foot ribbon of grass in between. And those “cute” little bunnies are actually turd-producing monsters. Their droppings are all over the grass, and it is not just a question of using a doormat; no, you have to sit outside and pick those pieces out from the bottoms of your shoes, then wipe the soles with alcohol. Or, I guess you could just not go barefoot in your RV until you got the rugs sanitized. Unless you want to experience the joys of tularemia. When I complained, I was told that the park owners trap them and release them elsewhere, but obviously that is not the case when they have become so domesticated. And other reviewers say they have been here for a long time. Don’t you hate it when park staff lies to you?
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
As previous reviewer noted the slabs at the sites are narrow, but that is the only complaint I have about this park. From the way they handled our reservation to the way we were greeted. The cleanliness of the restrooms, the laundry, beautiful landscaping; beautiful marina views. Griff’s might have good seafood, but I did not go there. I stopped in late one afternoon and asked if they had seafood coating in their “market.” They offered to sell me some of the coating they use: at $10 for two cups. I don’t think so.
06/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very few sites have ocean views. It is 8-9 miles north of Gold Beach and nearest supermarkets. Yes, there is a stocked trout pond, but it costs $15 to fish for an hour or for the first fish; additional fish are $10 each. We stayed in early June, and the restaurant was closed, but Friday evening, somebody from the park came by and asked us if we wanted to eat in the restaurant that evening. Sites are very level and have average privacy. Flowers are beautiful throughout the park. Laundry is too small for a park this size. Beach is 6-7 minutes away through a trail that crosses Hwy 101. Wi-Fi was okay.
03/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice campground shaded by tall trees, including some redwoods. When we checked in, the clerk did not tell us where things were; we had to go back and ask. Laundry was dark, and we couldn’t use the folding table. Site was very level, although very narrow. Some sites were wide and private; others had little room between them. Campground entrance is somewhat hidden, but they provide a turnaround.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great little mom-and-pop campground. The only negatives: low water pressure (guess we had a site away from that of the last reviewer), and those bone-blasting “drainage ditches” across the roads. While we were at the CG, they at least painted stripes across them to make them more visible, but a few cubic yards of large gravel would alleviate the problem. The sites are private and shaded (to the extent we had to juggle to get Sirius reception.)
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
The owner, who considers himself a grudge, is actually a pussycat. As we tried to back in, my wife, the owner and his son-in-law giving different directions: interesting. All site shaded. You have to enter through a used car lot. But a great mom-and-pop campground. Put up with the strangeness, it’s worth it.
05/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed 2 days in the full-hookup area. Basically a parking lot. Heck, we stayed in an electric (30-amp), water site under tall pine trees. 20 degrees cooler, and $3 cheaper.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
I would rate the CG higher except for three problems. They cannot eliminate the road noise from the nearby highway but that could correct erratic water pressure and (in time) the lack of shade.
03/2008
rating [ 1/10 ]
This is the worst CG we have seen in 16 months of full timing. If there was a zero rating available, I would give it to this CG. First of all, the entrance is not well marked, and it is sandwiched in behind a casino and a bunch of not-so-nice homes. We arrived and were told to use site #11. Then the cashier (you register at the cashier in the casino) said maybe that has not been fixed yet. She offered site #14, which we took. On the way to site #14, we saw that site #11 had a big pile of dirt in it. We got settled in. At 8 p.m., the “shift manager” knocked on the door to tell me there had been a complaint about sewage flowing from our site. We went outside and found that the dump connection was not draining. The SM asked me what I could do about it. I said this is your problem, not mine. He said nobody was available on the weekend. I again said this is not my problem. He would see what he could do. About 20 minutes later, I went into the casino and found the SM. He said he wanted me to move to a different site, a back-in that was too short for my 38-foot MH. I told him that I was not about to unhook, unlevel, bring in the slideouts, then move to a too-short site. I said I paid for a full HU, but they did not provide it. Refund my $$ and I would shut off my drain hose. He argued that I had water and electric. I said that is not a full HU. He wandered off to see what he could do. While I was waiting, the registration clerk arrived and I explained what was going on. She promptly refunded my money and called the SM. “I solved your problem,” she told him. This is a RAMADA???
04/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
We paid the Passport America rate, and this campground was not worth anything more. No Pool, no shade, no book exchange. TV service at our site did not work, had to plug into adjoining site. TV was 9 channels, only 4 worked, could not get all the networks; TV cut in and out. They offered 20 cents/gallon discount at a gas station they own, but the discounted price was still 15 cents more than gas in town. I felt very ripped off. Would never stay there again.
04/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
The hot tub is small, above ground, could not fit 4 people; book exchange was take 1/leave 2 (first time I saw this in 16 months of fulltiming); sites were on crushed red rock that got into your shoes and were carried into the RV; the pet wash was not open; the owner seemed more interested in selling short manuscripts (20 pages for $5) he had written; no picnic tables at sites; signage to find the CG woefully inadequate
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
The Passport America rate is a good reason for staying here. I would not stay at the regular rate. We paid an extra $2 for a site that backed on the BLM area. Lots of scenery and birds. The laundry was immaculate and reasonable. However, their Wi-Fi kept cutting out and contrary to an earlier reviewer, our Verizon card was not reliable at this location. The sites are very unlevel, and the large gravel is a sprained ankle waiting to happen. It was hard to find anybody in the office, and our bat wing antenna got poor reception on only a few channels.
03/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at the Passport America rate. A bargain. Person who backed us into our site almost had us hit a trailer in the next site. Interior roads are tight. Sites are somewhat tight, and short for a 38 footer. They really need better signage from I-25 to the CG. No pool or table.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
I would rate this CG 10, except it did not have picnic tables or a pool. The continental breakfast and the fancy reception area (like middle level motels) were nice, but not needed. The CG also should invest in better signage. The vinyl “Hacienda RV Park" sign nailed to the side of the building was very tacky.
03/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
Site was not level. Sewer connection required sewage to flow uphill. 30-amp socket was broken, could not tighten water hose to faucet. Entire CG is on a slope, hard to disconnect and connect toad.
03/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
We paid PA rate. Maybe that contributed to our experience. Our picnic table was falling apart, the streets were very narrow. Yes, there is an indoor pool, but if you want to change before walking back to your RV, you have to go to a different building. Not very pleasant when it’s cool and windy. The front desk was friendly, but the entrance from the highway to the CG was very poorly marked.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We paid the Golden Age rate. Large, paved sites with good views of the lake. Very clean, 50amp, covered tables. If only the Corps of Engineers could control the wind!
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We got the Passport America rate for 3 nights (as opposed to the two nights listed in the PA book.) Very efficient and friendly check-in. Sites are long and wide with picnic tables. Shortly after setting up, we were getting into the toad to look around when the desk clerk came up to us and suggested we take in our awning because the winds here are unpredictable. Laundry was exceptionally clean and reasonable; the free wi-fi was the best we have ever had in a park (we are fulltimers). The cable was only 12 channels, but it included the networks, CNN and the weather channel. We’ll be back. Unfortunately, the place is for sale. Let's hope the new owners keep up its high standards.
03/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
It’s the only CG for 80-100 miles in either direction on I-80. Desk clerk gave us a map of the sites and told us to pick any one that was not occupied or blacked out on the map. The blacked out ones (about 25%), “had something that isn’t working.” We selected a site, leveled, did the slideouts, and then discovered the water did not work (although the site wasn’t blacked out.) Sites are close together and the clerk encouraged us to hang out into the street in front of and behind the MH. Streets were wide, but dusty.
02/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at the Passport America rate. Sites have side-by-side hookups, so little space between units on the driver's side. Site was very unlevel. Two of the three exits from the CG are on a sharp curve.
02/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Much better than most KOAs. Restrooms/showers were immaculate. Tea and pie in the afternoon, and continental breakfast. Very friendly staff. I woiuld have given it a 10, except that it had no cable, and I thought the tip jar at the continental breakfast was a bit tacky.
11/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very friendly staff and campers. Many camp there because it is a short walk over a dune to the ocean where they fish. Beach excellent for long walks. Site a bit tight for a big rig. When we arrived, the clerk told us to go ahead to the site and come back because they were celebrating an early Thanksgiving. It took a bit of time to maneuver into the site. Just as we were extending the slideouts, the owner and other person drove up in a golf cart with huge plates of food and dessert. “We didn’t want you to miss out,” the owner said. We will be back.
01/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
A lot of permanent/seasonal sites, but they were in good repair, and the people were very friendly. During a “fun shuffle” period, they taught us how to play shuffleboard. A lot of events. We had some low-lying branches and Spanish moss that hit the top of the MH when the wind blew; we stopped by the office to ask to have them trimmed. By the time we returned to our site, the staff was already trimming away. This is the first Wilder park we stayed at and look forward to staying at others. I would have preferred 50 amp.
12/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Check-in staff was excellent. They first took us to a sandy, unlevel site, but when I told them it was unacceptable, they took us to a concrete site that was level. Lots of permanent/seasonal residents who were not very sociable to “outsiders.” Not unfriendly, but not friendly. Miniature golf and shuffleboard both needed some heavy work. We stayed at a special intro rate: $149 plus electric for a month. Regular price for the site would be $590 plus electric. Definitely not worth the high price.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great park with two drawbacks. No pool. They want you to pay to visit Dutch Wonderland next door (DW owns the park); and the T-shaped sites are very difficult to get into, especially with a big rig. Sites are shaded, but a bit too close together.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Interior roads are dirt and very dusty, also very rutted. We shared side-by-sde hookups with another Class A although there were many vacant sites. No shade trees. Laundry was good.
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