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03/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a good overnight stop while driving through Texas on I-10. 50 amp, WIFI, and pull throughs make it a good stop for a big rig. There is a pool and a playground, but this is also in a very dry climate where dust blows frequently. The staff are friendly and helpful, and there is a little cafe on the premises with good basic food, such as hamburgers and chicken fingers.
03/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice KOA. Our main requirements are pull through, 50 amp and WIFI, and it had all of the above, plus friendly, helpful staff and a clean park with nice sites. It was easy to maneuver our 40 foot motor home in and out of the site and the park. It is just off I-10, so there is some traffic noise. It is also about 1 mile from Harlow's, which is an excellent local barbeque joint. A good overnight stop.
03/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a good overnight stop. There are many seasonal sites as well, and it seemed that the majority of the sites were occupied by snowbirds. The pool and hot tub areas are very nice. This is close to I-8, so there is a lot of traffic noise. It is hard to imagine spending several months next to that traffic. The staff are very efficient and provide lots of information.
03/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
There are very few RV parks in or near Dallas. This one is east, just off I-30, 2 miles from I-635, so it is easy to access Dallas. There are pull throughs with 50 amp and WIFI, which are our main requirements, but the park is very plain. The sites are wide enough to open slide outs and awnings, but you wouldn't want to sit outside because it isn't very attractive. It is far enough from the interstate to avoid traffic noises, and it is right under 2 cell towers, so the signals are good. We found it to be sufficient for our purposes, which were to visit family in central Dallas. We never saw the manager, as business was conducted via an envelope which we picked up and filled out. You have to have a reservation in advance to stay there, or you can call the posted number and request a site when you arrive.
03/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
We decided to save some money and stay at this campground because the others in Tucson seemed expensive. That was a mistake. Crazy Horse has narrow sites that are crammed together so closely that you can't open your awning. The pull troughs are short, so we had trouble parking our towed car out of the way. It is close to the interstate and an Air Force base, so it is noisy. If we return to Tucson, we will spend the money and stay at a nicer park.
02/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a good campground to stop at for an overnight as you drive on I-10 through Texas. It has every amenity that we need for our 40-foot motor home, including free WIFI. It is easily accessible from the interstate. However, it is not a very scenic place, despite being on a small river. I give it high marks (9) for being clean, friendly and very complete, but a lower overall mark because it is not located in a very attractive area. This part of Texas is dry, sandy and rocky without much shade.
02/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an exceptionally nice campground -- not very scenic but very clean and very complete in what it offers. It is easily accessible from I-10, and it is well designed. Free WIFI is a major plus. We would definitely stay there again for an overnight en route on I-10. However, it is probably not a good destination campground for families with children, as the campground -- though neatly laid out -- has no play areas and lots of roads with camp traffic. There is a very nice pool area and a rec hall with free continental breakfast.
02/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very clean, very convenient campground that is easily accessible off I-10. The interior roads are good but quite narrow and curvy. Nevertheless, we were able to easily park our 40-foot motor home. We arrived in a hard rain and found that the campground drained well, which can make or break an experience. We would definitely camp there again.
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a good campground for families traveling with children, which we were not. There are many recreational opportunities for kids, which, unfortunately, include pedal go carts that are very low to the ground. Kids zip around the park and pedal right in front of cars. We stayed in the motorhome section, which is very nice, but we had to inch our way through the campground in order to avoid running over children in the go carts, unsupervised kids darting in front of cars, etc. We love kids, but this was too much. We will stay elsewhere next time.
10/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
As noted by others, the entrance to the park is somewhat difficult, along a winding road through a residential neighborhood and across a very narrow bridge. In addition, the noise from the nearby interstate is significant. But it is also close to I-40 and a good stop for an overnight. They offer free WI-FI, which is a bonus, and the campground is clean. The staff are very pleasant. The sites are long enough for a 40-foot motorhome plus towed vehicle, and they are of average width (not cramped). There is an extra charge for cable television, and we were able to get a satellite signal from a remote dish. Newport, TN, has grocery stores, liquor stores and a Super Walmart for supplies. This is not a good destination campground but is adequate for overnight. However, we stayed for four nights, and the traffic noise became annoying. It is about a 30-40 minutes drive to the Smokies for hiking -- beautiful views along the way.
03/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
The campground has easy access for big rigs and pull through sites. It is wooded with sandy dirt roads. The trees are cut back and do not pose problems for larger rigs. We had a concrete patio, which was nice, but we had to use the mobile satellite receiver because of trees. There is no cable t.v., and there is a small charge ($10 per week) for WI-FI. The campground is adequate for our purposes, which were to use it as a home base while we visited the many state parks in the area.
02/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park has been recently renovated, and it shows. The roads and sites have fresh asphalt, and there is enough room for the biggest rigs. It is very clean and nicely designed, and the staff are friendly, patient and helpful. The campground is located on Anastasia Island, about 10 minutes from downtown St. Augustine, where all the congestion is. You can drive here via State Road 312, which will get you to the island without going through downtown tourist traffic. Winter is a good time to explore the area unless you really want to swim at the beach. Biking fans would enjoy Guana River State Park, about 30 minutes north of the campground on A-1-A. There are very good restaurants on the island as well as down town.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Smuggler's Den is located on the right side of Mt. Desert Island -- the "quiet side" which is away from hectic, tourist-crammed Bar Harbor. It is also one of the only campgrounds that offers 50 amp service and has room for 40 foot RV's. However, it does not have cable service, and most of the sites cannot pick up satellite. (Bring movies.) Though the island is one of the most scenic places we have ever visited, the campground is not particularly attractive, except in the tent camping areas, which are wooded. However, the swimming pool area is very nice and well kept. Many families with children were camping, and the kids seemed happily occupied. The big rig sites -- mostly back in -- are deep enough, but are too narrow, and we had two neighbors' camp fires that were way too close to our motor home (3 to 4 feet away). During our 10-day stay, we visited other campgrounds on the island to check out options and decided that Smuggler's Den is still the best choice for a big motor home. Only 5 minutes away by car, Southwest Harbor is a delightful small town with nice shops and several good restaurants. The hiking is amazing -- views of mountains and the ocean and so many options. July and August are the "heavy" tourist months when the weather is great. But staying on the quiet side of the island made a big difference.
05/2004
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is one of our favorite campgrounds, and we will be returning this fall for the third time. We love the area. The campground is 30 minutes by car from Brevard and 10 minutes by car from Dupont State Forest, which is one of the most beautiful places in NC -- full of major waterfalls and great hiking trails. Caesar's Head State Park is also nearby, as is "Pretty Place," part of the Greenville YMCA camp. The campground itself is in a beautiful wooded area. The big rig sites are all back ins, and they are situated so that they take full advantage of the woods. The family who owns and operates the campground is very nice and accommodating. Brevard is a wonderful small town -- very clean and well kept with nice shops and several good restaurants. Pisgah National Forest is within 30 minutes from the campground as well.
07/2005
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is our "six hours from home" stop: a good overnight spot right off I-75. It is not fancy, but it is clean, and the pull throughs are easy for a larger rig. This is definitely not a destination campground. But it is very useful for an overnight when we don't want to unhook our towed vehicle. A critical feature for us is 50 amp service, because it is too hot in the summer not to run both air conditioners.
09/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
During one of our past visits to this area, my husband and I toured several campgrounds, and initially Big Meadow was our second choice because our first choice was more scenic. Well, we stayed in the first choice last time, it was scenic, but it didn't have 50 amp service, WI-FI, a cell phone signal, and premium pull through sites with concrete pads for the motor home and patio. And the staff at the first choice were unfriendly and acted as though it was a supreme effort to respond to a question, much less a request. Big Meadow is so much better! The owners are friendly and efficient, and the campground is clean and well maintained. The premium sites are excellent for motor homes and big fifth wheels. The rules are clearly presented, and they are based on common sense and courtesy, not something silly. The campground is close to the Smokies and away from the hectic pace of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. We will definitely return.
07/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful park in a great location on the shores of Lake Chatuge. Most of the water front camp sites seem to be reserved by people for the entire summer, but the other sites are also very nice, though the views aren't as spectacular. We were not able to get a satellite signal, even though we weren't in the trees. The staff are not rude, but they are not friendly, which is unusual in this small Southern town. Many campers bring jet skis or small boats, and there is a good boat ramp at the campground. Overall, the campground is clean and attractive, and we plan to come back at least every two years.
08/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We live in Florida, and we usually stay at this campground overnight while passing through Georgia on I-95. It is easily accessed from the interstate and has pull through sites big enough for our 40-foot motor home. The campground includes a pretty lake with swans, geese, ducks and other water fowl. The only problems we have encountered were deep mud puddles after heavy rain -- right in the middle of the roads, so your RV or towed vehicle had to plow through them. Most of the time we have found the staff to be friendly and accommodating. However, the last visit we registered with friendly but poorly trained teenagers who didn't know how to operate the credit card machine, and who couldn't answer any questions. An excellent nearby (10 minutes by car) restaurant is Love's Seafood on Highway 17, one of the main reasons we always stop here.
09/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is a very good location for an overnight off I-77 and I-81. It is also a good home base for vacationing in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of southwestern Virginia. The new owners are friendly and helpful, and the campground is very clean. However, the big rig pull throughs are not very level, and they are so narrow that our neighbor could not put out his awning at the same time as we did. We spoke with several other campers who had the same problems with leveling and with the narrowness of the sites. Hopefully, the new owners will address these problems, as they seem to be mentioned frequently. We stayed for 8 nights, including Labor Day weekend, when the campground was packed. We hope to return to this area -- the hiking and biking were awesome -- but we will probably try out a different campground next time.
01/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We are native Floridians, and this is one of our favorite weekend getaway parks. It's not fancy, but it is very comfortable and laid back. It is also not near any of Florida's theme parks or major tourist attractions, which makes it attractive to those of us who prefer NOT to be near those things! It is on the Myakka River, and canoe rentals are available. There is a small boat ramp as well. Right next door, so to speak, is "Snook Haven," a waterfront restaurant with tasty fried seafood and a funky real Florida atmosphere. If you want flashy or fancy Florida, this isn't it. But if you want a quiet place to kick back and relax without all the hoopla of the other mega campgrounds, Venice Campground is the place to go. The owners are friendly and helpful. There is a tent area that is separate from the RV area. You will see everything from tents to luxury motor homes, and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves.
10/2004
rating [ 7/10 ]
We selected this campground after visiting several in the Townsend area on a previous trip. We chose it because it was the most attractive and seemed to offer the most amenities, even though it did not have 50 amp service. Getting in and out of the front driveway was difficult for our 40 foot motorhome, though we managed. We found the staff to be very unfriendly. At the time of our visit, we had two elderly parents in hospitals in Florida, and our cell phone did not have a signal at the campground. I explained the situation to the staff person and asked that they notify me if an emergency call came through for us. She snapped at me, "We don't do that. You'll have to check the bulletin board outside the office." I understand that the office can't personally notify every camper about every message, and I am more than willing to check a bulletin board. But I feel that medical emergencies should be handled differently and more thoughtfully. When I was in the office, I noticed that the staff were also impatient and huffy with other campers and with other questions. When we returned to the area this September, we stayed at Big Meadows Campground, which is not as pretty, but the amenities are all there, and the staff are friendly and helpful.
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