This is the only game in town, basically. Really it's just good for a one-nighter/stopover type stay. Allot of interstate noise. Allot of "long term" campers. The good things: very nice owners, long level sites.
This KOA has a great camp store/office and the personnel are extremely nice. They give you an escort to your site and help situate you on the site. Our site had a great patio with umbrella, wrought iron table/chairs and a chimney type fire pit. We had a wonderful view of the Neuse River. An extra added amenity of this campground is a dock/boat launch and rental of kayaks. Several sites seem to be occupied by "long term" campers which is getting to be the norm nowadays rather than the exception. Space between sites was adequate. All the sites I saw were very level. Road noise is almost non-existent. Be forewarned, however, there is a train trestle crossing the river within site of the campground and trains run late at night and early morning, as in around 4 o'clock. That was the biggest drawback to this campground.
Our main complaint about this campground is that the sites are pretty unlevel. When we checked in, we were told what site they wanted us on. After about 20 minutes of trying to move the motorhome to get a good level reading, we went back to the office and requested another site. The site we requested was one we had driven around and spotted; one that looked more level. Since this was during the week and they had allot of vacant sites, they said we could move. The office personnel were very accommodating. This site also was quite un-level. (We are not new to this setting up business, by the way.) Otherwise, the campground has several good things - a pond, a river , trails, a little golf course, playground, and a very nice green space for walking. There is allot of road noise if you are in the sites with 50 amps.
The owners are extremely nice and helpful. You get the escort to your site which is always nice. The site we were on was good and level, out in the open with a good distance (as distances go in a campground) between us and the next site. There appeared to be several "long term" campers, but that seems to be the norm nowadays rather than the exception. All in all, very quiet - some interstate noise but not excessive where we were located. Well kept grounds. Convenient to the interstate and restaurants and shopping. We would definitely stay here again.
Due to having problems with our motorhome, our arrival at this campground was delayed 5 hours. We called earlier in the afternoon to advise the office person of our dilemma. Even though our arrival was after 8:30 PM, in the rain, they kept the office open until we arrived so they could register us, greet us and escort us to our site. That was above and beyond, we thought. This campground is very near Table Rock Lake and all that provides. Our particular site was a pull through with a nice cement patio complete with table and chairs. Even though our stay was short here, we did notice as we drove out for meals that the grounds are well kept and they separate the permanent rigs from the temporaries. As you turn off the road that brings you to the campground, there is a fairly sharp turn. We have a 40 foot motorhome with a toad and had no significant problems, but it does need to be noted and care needs to be taken when making that turn. We would stay here again, especially with the extra attention given to us, considering our late arrival.
We rarely stay at KOAs but this was an above average campground - for any campground. The store is well stocked and the office is attractive with outside seasonal decorations. The sites are well spaced, gravel, and level. Some special sites are concrete with nice patios and tables/chairs. A friendly staff helped make this an even greater find. The interstate noise is noticeable but not offensive; especially, if your AC or heat is going.
The staff is extremely friendly and helpful in helping you find your way around the area and attractions in Nashville. The park itself is good but not outstanding. The sites are a bit close together and your neighbor is either uphill from you or downhill. The sites are gravel and pretty level. But the roads are a bit tight to navigate. The grounds are beautiful and well kept, although office building exterior is in need of some repair to the wood siding.
Bucksaw is a Corps of Engineers Park on Truman Lake. It is fairly remote but there is a marina/boat launch and a restaurant nearby. The sites are nicely spaced and most have trees for shade. The sites are gravel with a firepit and picnic table. After walking around the park, most of the sites look to be fairly level. There is no Wi-fi and cell service was almost non-existent. Bathrooms are abundant and the bath houses appeared to be very large. Deer are everywhere as are Canadian Geese. Plenty of places to walk the dog.
Our GPS routed us off of Hwy 60 onto Hwy 103 and then through a rundown residential section. (Note: Go all the way down to Chicopee before making a turn.) So we had to make some strong turns where the roads were very narrow. The campground itself is in okay shape but has several travel trailers that appear to be there permanently. The sites are long pull thrus and are fairly narrow, but there is good spacing between them. Many of the sites on the river are already taken. The operator at check-in was very friendly and accommodating.