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09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park provides little more than full hookup sites. There is no cable TV and over the air TV is not available. The Wi-Fi is provided by a third party and costs $5/day or $20/week. This only provides a connection for 1 device. If you need to connect a second device, then you have to pay another access fee. Cell phone reception is spotty at best. The sites are very narrow. We were only able to open our patio awning because we dovetailed with the slide outs on the adjacent 5th wheel.
07/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
This park is a great place if you're 10 and camp in a popup or travel trailer. Big rig access?? I don't think so. Unless you like having your rig scraped by low hanging canopy (no maintenance), VERY tight uphill turns (with conveniently placed trees and cutesy lawn decorations by the enumerable multi-season residents, etc.). This is a park where cheap travel trailers go to die. They have been up on blocks so long that they will never roll again. The "decor" here is cheap, cheap, cheap. If you can throw up a wooden structure that wouldn't be allowed anywhere else in the US and call it a "porch", then here it is! We will never camp here again and neither should you.
07/2013
rating [ 1/10 ]
This place is a cesspool with power. Like so many of the Encore parks, this one is place where worn out, beat up, travel trailers go to die and Encore is determined to extract the maximum fee from REAL campers. While there are some newer park models, the rest of the park is travel trailers who have been rode hard and put up wet. This park is completely DECEPTIVE on their website. If you come here to stay for less than the whole season, you are put in a remote gravel field with no trees, no amenities, no WiFi, no cell service. Bottom line, WalMart parking lot but $50 a night. While you do get water and power, the sewer connection is one of the most foul we have ever encountered in 7 years of RV'ing. Instead of having sanitary sewer connections (which is all around the area), they have large open pits/tanks that they have been too cheap and lazy to even bother to put in the ground. As a result the tanks are high, poorly supported, warped, falling apart, with multiple openings to the air. And this is right beside your picnic table! YUM. I thought of taking our dog's feces bags to their cafe since this must be a Wisconsin/Encore tradition. To add to the joy, our collapsed tank had 3 inches of raw sewage sitting on top of it. To add insult to injury, I made a reservation 4 months in advance, but due to needed repairs, we needed to shorten our reservation by 1 day. NO REFUNDS. I would advise everyone to only stay if someone is holding a pistol to your head. I also intend to contact the county health department to have this open sewer shut down. We will NEVER stay here again!!
06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice KOA. It is very well kept. The sites are all large gravel, but level. The Wi-Fi was exceptional. We would definitely stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
As others have said, this is a glorified parking lot, i.e., asphalt everywhere and basically no grass anywhere. The only reason to stay here is the location's proximity to San Diego. The Wi-Fi is intermittent at best, the Cable TV signal is awful, there are no amenities (pool, exercise room, etc.), and the park is surrounded by a mobile home park that is well past its prime. When you add the exorbitant rate, this park is a definite PASS unless you need to stay in the San Diego area.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
The full hook up sites have sewer connections so this may be an upgrade to the campground since the last review. Very nice campground with beautifully maintained wooded areas. We will stay here again!
09/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is an outstanding campground. While it is a little further from Zion, it is heads and shoulders above the dusty, cramped, dirty other park in the area. This park is meticulously cared for with grass and trees between all sites. The drive to Zion is only 10 minutes further than the aforementioned park, but so worth it. We will definitely stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
Dirty, dusty, crowded, noisy and inhospitable.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed in this park over the past four years as a stopping spot either going west or coming home. The park has gotten much nicer! The long term residents have cleaned up their act, the roads, while gravel, are all spotless, and the camp, in general, seems much better cared for. The on-site restaurant is pretty good and, while we did not use it, the pool appeared well maintained. Definitely a nice place to layover on the long drive across TX.
07/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
This could be a nice park if they didn't pack so many people into such a small space. The site we had was mud and gravel and our jacks punched down several inches. If you're a tent or popup camper, good luck. There is one bathhouse for a large campground. While we were self-contained, I looked in and only saw 4 showers for a campground of several hundred people. There was only one dish wash area that was always backed up at meal times. While we were there, the Wi-Fi system was down. While this seems to be the norm at campgrounds (who designs these systems?), it was still frustrating since the big rig RV area is in a narrow valley, lined with trees. We arrived early in the week and no garbage was picked up while we were there for almost a week. As a result, the dumpsters were overflowing and trash was everywhere. I don't know if this is the best in the area, but I will not stay here again.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a very nice, excellently maintained campground. While the sites were indeed side to side, they were more than wide enough to open slides, extend awnings, etc. The park was wonderful and a great place to stay with large trees shading each site.
07/2009
rating [ 1/10 ]
If you value your RV, want water, cleanliness, or for that matter any kind of service at all, stay away from this dump. I should have just turned around and gone elsewhere when I saw that even the entry drive had not been properly maintained for big rigs with branches hanging down everywhere. The next clue should have been when we pulled up to our "site" and the branches were dead and hung down to about the 8' level. The roads and sites are grotesquely narrow for anything other than popups and short trailers. After the staff came and cleared out the overhead we pulled in. We were given assurances that we could pull through and out. This turned out to be blatant lies which we discovered once we had wedged ourselves into this inadequate site. While I had asked for an satellite friendly site, this was anything but. So I looked around the park and discovered unoccupied sites that were not so overgrown. I went to the office and they allowed me to change. That was when the fun began. It was impossible to pull out of this site! There was so much overgrown, dead, stiff vegetation that it was impossible. Added to this were stupid rocks and large stone planters used at the apexes of the sites for "decoration". After struggling for 45 minutes we were finally able to back out, but not without scratches all over the side of our motorhome. We then relocated to the other site with the hope that our troubles were over. Guess again. The water stopped working, the Wi-Fi stopped working, the pool area and hot tubs were filthy, and the evening "entertainment" was a pair of locals who shouldn't be allowed in front of mike. The vegetation on this campground is all dead with only green secondary growth. The old, hard dead wood sticks out everywhere to snag anything larger than a popup. They even treat the tent campers poorly. The tent campsites are all at the lower edge of the park so when it rains, they get drowned. Then, to really stick it to them, they water the tent sites for 12 hours even after a 2" overnight rain! When you add the fact that this park has not been re-paved (gravelled) for years, what you get is a sea of mud. To add insult to injury, this was the most expensive KOA we have ever stayed at. I have decided that KOA stands for KRAPGROUND of America.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This place is a gem! There are very few campgrounds in the Chicago area, and while not that close to the city, it's closer than any others we could find. The sites are very large, though mostly back in. While there are no sewer hookups, there is a dump station on the way out. The sites are all paved and surrounded by beautiful grass lawns. The campground is in a much larger forest preserve and there a great opportunities for hikes. One cave at though. The water hookups are typically a good distance from the sites. I had to use our normal hookup line and add a 50' hose. All in all though, a really nice place near to Chicago.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for 7 nights while we explored the Finger Lakes area and stayed for the Finger Lakes Wine Festival (GREAT FUN!). The campground is right across the street from Seneca Lake and there is a large park on the lake so it's great for dogs. The camp sites are fairly wide so you don't feel crammed on top on one another. There are a fair number of seasonal campers so there's a community here. That has its good side and its bad. The good is that everyone looks out for each other. The bad, at least for our site, was that there's a communal campfire near one of the bathhouses that is used until 1AM in the morning with some fairly raucous folks on the weekends. We could close up and turn on the A/C and drown them out, but if you like leaving the windows open, make sure you get a site away from the fire ring.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Once again, the most expensive sites are the poorest in the campground. This is an expensive place to stay, yet they still put the 50 amp motorhome sites right next to the expressway, crammed together, with no shade. Since we were only here for two nights, it wasn't too bad, but, come on folks! There are some nicer sites with trees, space, etc., but I think these are 30 amp.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great campground if you're going to be visiting Ottawa. It is south of the city and a very easy drive to anywhere downtown. You can even go back and forth on the Colonel By Parkway, a beautiful drive along the Rideau Canal. They only have four 50 amp sites but they are the newest and nicest in the park with solid gravel base and nice newly sodded lawn in between. The other sites are scattered around in grassy fields as indicated on their web site. While their website indicates wireless access, that may have only been from their office area since I was unable to "see" the net in our rig. Again, the big draw for us were the nice 50 amp sites and the ready access to Ottawa. They are also a Good Sam park.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
While this campground is on some beautiful land, the full hookup sites are out in an open field right next to the on-site bar. While they do have 30 amp connections, they wanted an extra $4 a night if you planned on using your A/C. Sorry, for $30 with a 30 amp hookup, I should be able to use 30 amps. The final straw was that the full hookup sites smelled of sewage. I don't know if that's because the dump station (and probably the sewer setup) are just down the hill or what, but that was a definite turnoff. If you don't need the full hookups and are willing to use the dump station, there are a large number of very nice sites away from the rec hall, bar, and dump station. The staff here was very nice and I'm sure would have allowed us to move but we were only here for one night.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is oriented toward family entertainment and is the beautiful St. John's River valley. The sites are fairly bare-bones with no sewer hookups, only a dump station. With that said, they have a wealth of amusements for families. With a swimming pool, playgrounds, hayrides, miniature golf, volleyball, basketball, water slides, etc., there's probably something here for families with small children. All of the staff was very helpful and the sites were all spotless. Since there were just the two of us camping on our way to Quebec this made a good stopover spot but not much in the scenic beauty department.
06/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice campground just a few miles from Charlottetown. Since it's west of the city, it's closer to several golf courses and to the Avonlea area. The site we had was right on the river. Since we were early in the season, the pool was just being filled, but looked beautiful. All of the staff were helpful and friendly. We'll definitely stay here when we pass this way again!
05/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice campground. We chose to stay in a site with water and 50 amp electric right on the Mt. Desert Narrows. The sites with sewer are up the hill and we wanted to be right on the water. If you choose to do this, be sure to have jack pads since we sank in without them since it was late May and rainy.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice campground. We opted for an ocean front site overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Gorgeous view! The folks in the office are very helpful with local tourist info and know about campgrounds in many other areas of Nova Scotia as well. As an added bonus, there's a lobster pound just outside the gates for a shore front lobster picnic!
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