We drove the 5 1/2 miles off the highway, after a long travel day, to get to this campground, only to find out the only sites available were back-ins and the only one we fit into had the electrical box sealed. We walked the campground trying to find another spot, but none were long enough for us to leave our less than 32' 5th wheel attached to our truck. We also had to back up and re-enter some of the roads as they were all very narrow and lined with trees, so not much swing space. The sites were gravel and the majority of them were very uneven also. When I called this park earlier in the day, we were told they do not take reservations, it is first come first served. They told us to arrive and pick a spot. No one was at the entrance building when we arrived about 4:45 on a Sunday afternoon. After a half hour, we finally gave up, drove away and spent the night in the local Walmart - not my favorite place to spend the night at all - but there was nothing else! We will never come here again.
Agree with most comments. Easy on/off of I-10. Noise not noticeable from I-10 and trains. Site was level, Wi-Fi and cable was good. Rate is PA rate. Would stay here again. Free coffee and waffles in the morning greatly appreciated before hitting the road. Owner was present when we arrived and was very friendly. Fresh pies are for sale and they looked great.
This is a clean, friendly, beautiful RV resort with practically all sites shaded. The people in the park are all very friendly. There are lots of park activities. We liked everything about this park except the Wi-Fi (which was VERY poor) and we were only a few sites away from the tower. The park management limits the bandwidth and the amount of usage for each person - and doesn't tell anyone what that usage limit is, so you could open up the weather and your mail and find you have reached your limit on any given day. We were not able to use Skype to talk with our kids or grand kids and we were often booted out of any other instant messaging software, so staying in touch without a phone is almost impossible. There is a computer room where you can connect your own laptop or use one of their computers, but personally I like to use my own laptop very early in the a.m. while my significant other is still sleeping and I am up. This also allows me to connect with family and friends back east. This park would have rated a 10 if the Wi-Fi was better and the only reason we would not return to this park or recommend it to others is because of the poor Wi-Fi.
This is a hidden gem. We booked this campground because it is close to the I-81 and half way between Watertown and Syracuse. We were taking our very first trip in our new 5th wheel. The staff was very friendly when we booked and when we arrived. We were escorted to our site which was gravel and level, very wide and had a picnic table. Road from the interstate to the park was newly paved. Roads in the park are a little rough but OK, no pot holes. The park is on city water (40 psi) and there are no issues with the electricity. We had strong, free Wi-Fi at our site. Our site faced the 4th hole of the 9 hole golf course. This course is 2537 yards from the blue tees. If you stay 2 nights, for an extra $15, two can play 9 holes of golf with a cart! This park is pretty much an adult park. There are no kiddie structures or pool, but there is a small restaurant and covered patio that offer snacks and beverages before or after golf. Or anytime else for that matter: for a reasonable price. We will definitely return.
We called several times to book a site. The answering machine said that someone would call you back to confirm the reservation. No one returned our calls. We went online to reserve a site and asked to be called for confirmation. No return call. We called when on the road and finally got someone who said, site available come on in. When we got there, no one was around. Sign on door gave a phone number to call. We did and got an answering machine. This is a small RV park with gravel and grass sites. Very muddy day we arrived. Picked a site (creek view). Cable did not work, Wi-Fi was good but had to guess on how to get on. This may be a very nice park during the summer but off season it does not rate the reviews it has received. This is a father and son operation and the father dropped by later to get payment for the site. He offered to call his son to look at the cable problem when advised that the cable did not work. As it was fairly late in the day and we did not have supper, we declined the offer. The $35 is with Good Sam discount. Would not stay here again even for an overnight. The GPS wanted us to go to this park over a bridge that has a 10 ton limit. The signs leading you to the park has you going down a hill with the road so narrow that when we met a car going in the opposite direction, the car had to back up as there was not enough room for both of us.
This is a good park in a good location. Although it is very near I-40, we did not notice a lot of road noise. It is beside a Camping World and is a PA and Good Sam Park. The price we paid is averaged out for 2 days under PA and one under Good Sam. We found Vickie (in the office) to be very friendly and helpful. All sites are dirt, but wide. We can see where the dust might really blow if it is windy, but not a problem when we stayed here. The wi-fi (free) was o.k. The signal was very good to excellent, but the speed was slow, (11 Mbps) and I was using a network adapter to extend the range. We would stay here again.
We camped here under AOR. The rate was $6 + $1 for 30 amp/night. Our site had electric and water only. Park seems fine and has activities in the clubhouse. We were expecting full hook-ups and wi-fi. When we checked in, they said our site was EW only and the wifi wasn't working. By the next day, I was able to sign in and pay for wifi service with Tengo Internet, only to have it say "limited or no connectivity" within minutes of paying and I couldn't access it again for several hours. The wi-fi was "iffy" at best. Signal strength wasn't particularly good. Now that we have read the reviews on Distant Drums, I would stay there in future instead.
We generally agree with all of the comments made previously. The first 2 nights were under PA (electricity and water only) for $12 per night. The 3rd night was full price so we moved sites to a full hook-up site. They did give us a reduction for Good Sam Club. When we called to make the reservations, they told us that wi-fi was $1.95 per day. When we arrived, we were shown a brochure for the wi-fi at $1.95/day. When we logged onto the wi-fi, the price came up at $3.95/day. When we informed the office, they said they would notify the owner. The wi-fi was slow. In spite of the fact that it kept telling me my signal was very good and 54 Mbps, it functioned like dial-up. If the wi-fi had been good, we would have given this park a much better rating.
This park is close to the I-10 (1-2 miles). Watch carefully for the big yellow sign at the entrance. Friendly reception. The interior roads are wide packed gravel. Pull-thrus are at the back and are long and narrow. The back-in sites appear to be long and wide. There are very clean private toilets & showers with disposable paper mats provided. The laundry facilities are small and clean. Passport America rate is $15. We paid an additional $2.50 for a pull-thru. It is a clean park, nicely treed with grass at all sites. It is a good touring base and is located right inside town, within walking distance to shops etc. We found it quiet enough for sleeping and would stay again.
Easy on/off I-20. We had a pull-thru gravel site that could accommodate our 38’ motorhome with tow. Sites are narrow and fairly level. Very friendly hosts, showed us to our site and made sure that we had everything we needed. When the host noticed a branch close to our motorhome, no time was wasted in cutting it down. This is an older park with newer owners who appear to be working hard at keeping it clean and fixing it up. It isn’t a fancy park, but is a good overnight or short stay park. Wi-Fi is included in the price and worked well. Cable TV is free and they even provide the cable for hook-up. This is a Good Sam Park. There is some Interstate noise, but tolerable unless you are a really light sleeper. We would definitely stay again when passing through.
This is a nice clean park with easy and clean hook-ups. It is nicely treed with small fences near hook-ups to obscure the view from your neighbours property. The sites are level gravel. It is a well maintained park with friendly staff. Pull thru sites are long but a little narrow. If you have anything over 38’, you will probably have to unhook your tow vehicle. Laundry and private shower facilities were very clean and spacious. Lots of facilities available. Large free book, VHS & DVD lending library. Some highway noise from 35W, but tolerable. This park is no longer Passport America but remains a Good Sam Park. For our $27 we got free Wi-Fi, free cable, free phone (which we didn’t use) and 50 AMP service. We would stay here again when visiting the area.
This is a lovely park with easy and clean hook-ups. Road to the park is quite steep and windy, but wide and paved so not a problem for our 38’ rig with tow. The sites are wide and although our pull-through site was long, it was not level at the front, so we had to disconnect to stay on the level portion. This was not a problem for us as we stayed 2 nights and had to disconnect anyway to tour Hot Springs. Very friendly and helpful staff. They brought us to our site, told us about places of interest in the area and things to see and do in our short stay. The view is gorgeous with some fall colours still in mid November. We used Passport America ($13) for our first night and Good Sam ($22) for our 2nd night. We paid an additional $2.50 per night for 50 AMP service, which is mandatory if your rig is 35’ or longer and we paid $2/day for Wi-FI. Our only negative comments on this park are: 1) picnic tables were usually situated next to your neighbour’s hook-ups (could be moved closer to the front of the site), and 2) the additional costs. We did not take cable TV, which is an additional $1.50/day. Even with our negative comments, we would stay again and for a longer period so we could take in more of the beautiful sites of Hot Springs and surrounding area.
We stayed at this campground for a week. The space between the entrance gates is a little narrower than I like for our 38' motorhome with tow vehicle. Check in was extremely slow (a good 30+ minutes) and after talking with other RV'ers, we weren't the only ones that had problems at check-in. This is a Passport America Park. Although they weren't advertising Wi-Fi, I found it when I turned on my computer. After checking with the office, I was told they were just in the process of setting it up and weren't sure if I would be able to access it from our location in the park, because of all of the trees in that area. They did say that if we were in one of the newer areas (without the trees), I would likely be able to get better reception. As we were camping with another couple, it wasn't worth re-locating two RVs for the few times we would likely go on the internet. They didn't charge me for the Wi-Fi, because they were still in set-up mode and not advertising the service. I appreciated that as the service was extremely sporadic in our section of the park. It kept dropping the line. The beach had the potential to be nice, but was full of goose droppings. They have a 9 hole frisbee golf course and once we figured out where to start, it was good fun. A sign on the road pointing to the first hole would be helpful. We had daily visitors from the duck pond looking for a piece of bread. Overall it is a nice peaceful and relaxing campground with decent size sites. We will definitely return.