With sewer, it would be a ten. This is a gem of a park, run by the Army COE. ALL 70 sites are waterfront. There is a boat launch and swimming beach. Most sites are generously sized and well kept, typical of a COE operation. Good 50 amp and water pressure. No cable or WiFi but good over the air TV reception. Some sites would work for sat TV and most would work if you had a tripod and some luck. Nice and quiet at night, but I bet it is noisy during football season being so close to Clemson. A little odd in that not every loop has a shower/bath house, so pick carefully if that is an issue for you. Also, there is only one dump station, and if you haul gray water that too could be an issue for you depending on what site you pick. If you can make that work for you, this is a great place. Very close to Clemson, Seneca, and Anderson, so plenty of grocery stores, restaurants etc. Lake Hartwell is a man made lake but has fairly clear water for a non-natural lake. In fact,it was surprisingly clear and clean. Many if not all of the sites would allow for a boat to be moored right at the site. Staff are friendly and keep the park very nice. One of my new favorites.
Overnight stop for me so I will review it as such. Although this is a little far off Rte 80 for an overnight stop, there aren't many options in this neck of the woods for an easy on/easy off overnight so this is the best bet here. About 6 miles off of I-80. Be certain to follow their big rig directions from their web site or their reservation confirmation. Apparently, failing to do so is not a good idea. I followed the big rig instructions and have no complaints. Roads are fine. A few curves, but no issues for a tall 35 foot RV. Park is undergoing lots of site work and renovations. The 50 amp pull through sites are all new with new services. Good power, water sewer, cable, and WiFi. In fact WiFi and cable are exceptional. Sites are gravel and bigger than the typical KOA site. The 50 amp pull throughs are up a bit of a hill. Fairly level side to side, but some have a bit of a challenge front to back. Pool looked nice and it looks like there are a fair number of seasonal campers in another area of the park. Nice camp store and check in folks. Works very well for me as an overnight with all the bennies. I give the new sites a 9 and the park an 8 overall.
This is a KOA and for me is an overnight and not a destination, and I will rate it as such. Having said that, it is very easy on and off I-81 and very close to the highway without a lot of road noise. Just outside the campground is a nice RV friendly name brand gas/diesel station with prices less than truck stops for diesel fuel and a big rig friendly pump. Campground is very hilly, but they have terraced their 50 amp pull thru sites sufficiently. They are doing some site work there, but our site still ended up with up being wheels in the air on one side. We have auto level so not a problem for me, but ask for a level site if you have to level the old fashioned way. Sites were close. Power, water, sewer and cable all good as was WiFi. Site had two options for sewer connect. Nice clean looking pool. Worked very well for me as an overnight.
Easy access to I 40 and well kept campground. Lots of seasonals, but clean and neat...no junk around. They do a booming overnight business, so reserve early. Free coffee and pastries bring in a big morning crowd in the very nice office/clubhouse. Sites big, level and good services. Very good cable TV. Most sites have a big concrete lip for drainage so go slow pulling in. Indoor pool and hot tub a bonus! Staff and manager are really great folks. We were broken down here for 4 nights and they couldn't have been nicer to us...even loaning us a floor jack to repair fifth wheel suspension. Limo comes through nightly for free transport to Big Texan steak house. This is the place to stay on I 40 in Amarillo. Thanks to all the staff for making our breakdown the best one yet!
Quick, easy access off of I-40. Very easy check in with friendly staff. Premium pull through site was long and level with good well placed services. Premium site had a lovely wooden glider swing seat and firewood stacked at the firepit ready to go...a touch that was unique and much appreciated. Seasonals a bit overgrown with weeds, but campground in good condition with upgrades in the works. On site cafe where you can eat in or they will deliver to your door. Nice overnight!
This is a review of the resort side of things at this two in one park. We were on a huge back in site between a couple Casitas. Beautiful landscaping,and pool/hot tub across the street. Couldn't get a better concrete site. Power and water good, but cable a bit on the fuzzy side. If I was an owner, I wouldn't be happy as they seem to be missing it on some of the details of running a top notch place...dog park in owner section wet and gross from lack of runoff. No security at night. We had non-campground people cruising the campground to see if they could hook up with people taking jeeps into the desert. They have a snow fence between the ownership section and the regular campground...needs to be upgraded to a real fence. Pool needed cleaning....lots of dead bugs. Mostly detail stuff. I also noticed that they were not raking out the gravel in the non-ownership side between guests...something that would be done at a top notch place. All in all, this is where we would stay again if in the area, but they could really make it spectacular if they put in more detail work. I still give it a good solid 9.
We had a full hookup site in this secluded state park about 14 miles from Bryce NP. Most sites here have no hookups...about 4 full service sites. There is no TV, no radio and no telephone service as the campground is in a beautiful red rock canyon. Site services are all new and very good. Campground is spotless. Spectacular night skies from here as there is no light pollution. Definitely would stay here again.
This is a nice, clean and quiet park. We have a gravel back in site that had much more room than some of the similar pull through sites. Great location and spotless park. Owners require adherence to the rules...good for them. Not the place to go if you have kids...we don't and it was perfect. All services including WIFI are top notch. We would definitely stay here again.
The good; Smooth and easy check in, good 50 amp, good water and sewer. That's about it. Good open sky for satellite and good over the air from Albuquerque. The further you get from the front of the park the worse it gets. The rate was balloon festival, so it was inflated over their normal rate. This is a run down parking lot of an RV park. We had a pull through with a dead tree and a row of abandoned vehicles across from us at the fence line with Camping World. Despite having made reservations well in advance for the balloon festival, we ended up in the section with a bunch of run down seasonal campers...one of which had flat tires and an abandoned truck with flat tires parked in front of it. Our picnic table was falling apart, but at least we had one. Many of the sites near us had none. We would not return. The other parks on the outskirts of town, like this, look much nicer from the road. This is a trailer park. They advertise Wi-Fi, but it is absolutely the worst Wi-Fi we have ever had.
Fairly nice overall and a good location for visiting Jackson WY without being overcharged for a campground. Very nice ride over the Teton pass and you are there. Good proximity to Teton National park. The regular pull through sites are Very close. Closer than KOA close. So close that you probably couldn't use your awning if you had a neighbor. I would not recommend those sites (although I had one and no neighbor, it was still too tight with septic hookups almost a tripping hazard out my door). The premier pull through sites are much better. Small pool. Nice mountain views. Some noisy neighbors if you are in the back area. We would definitely stay here again on a premium pull through, but not the regular pull through or back in sites. Very good Wi-Fi and power. No security at the gate.
This is a real nice park heavily landscaped and well kept. Grounds are immaculate. Sites are level and very nice with well kept grass and trees strategically placed. No gate security, but not an issue in West Yellowstone. Walking distance to town and very near to West entrance to Yellowstone. Office close at 5 pm , which is a bit early if you find yourself in need of something. Internet is strong but you are limited to 2 (2 hr. each) periods per day 10 hours apart and need a coupon code...which makes it frustrating when the office closes at 5 pm and you have been out all day. There is an option to purchase time from Tengonet if you need more time. Aside from that minor irritation, this is the place to stay if you want to be in town in West Yellowstone. Also, no wood campfires per town ordinance.
This is a first class, extremely well run park if you are looking for a beautiful natural setting with waterfront sites, mountain views and good size sites with solid services. Excellent Wi-Fi available throughout the park. If you want pools, hot tubs and kids activities....maybe not for you. But if you want a quiet great place in a beautiful setting about 10 minutes outside of the town of West Yellowstone...this is the place. About 4 TV channels available with fairly good signal strength. All sites good for Satellite. Premium waterfront sites are fantastic.
Easy check in. Very good 50 amp, water pressure, and WI-Fi. No problems with septic hookups. Very quiet this time of year, but some traffic in and out for one nighters. About 4 miles on the Billings side of Red Lodge, which is a really nice little town. Pool looked clean. Really needs some sprucing up. It is run down to the point we didn't even want to sit outside. Gravel and dead grass. Park is run by nice work-campers. Owners live on site, but must not be real interested, although there is some evidence of a few recent improvements. No views from lower campground area. Had to laugh at local publication touting the park being surrounded by mountains etc...don't expect scenic wonder here. I would not hesitate to overnight there again, but would perhaps consider another campground in the area.
A little on the shabby side once you get through the main gate....but it is THE location for Devils Tower. Rate is full hookup 50 amp. Sites long and level enough for us. Nice workcampers at check in. Water and power are good. There is no cable, no TV and no Verizon cell service. I did find a radio station. Some sites are clear for satellite. It was a one night stop for us to view the Devils Tower. There is nothing else here except a small gift shop/sandwich grill across the street. They do air "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" nightly on the deck. Nice touch. No campfires at sites, but a couple group areas. They were doing a brisk business.
I would have given it a 9 or 10, but their Wi-Fi is infuriating. They actually blocked the BBC news site. Having said that, this is a very nice destination campground that is well thought out. Check in was smooth and easy, pool and hot tub well kept. We are impressed with the amount of open space. Having been there on labor day weekend, we expected to be overwhelmed with kids and noise. Well, they were busy, but the space is so large that you just don't feel the impact of all the people. We stayed in base camp for the cable TV, which was very basic, but good. Verizon wireless had intermittent signal. Would have been great for satellite TV had we brought a dish. Virtually on the Mickelson trail for biking, and very close to attractions of Black Hills. Really a great resort...but the internet is SO bad...why advertise it and then block sites and restrict data flow.
We spent three nights in this very nice clean KOA. The location is prefect for a visit to the badlands. Sites are a bit short, but that seems to be typical of KOA's in general. Good power and services. Very good Wi-Fi. This is a professional, well run operation. Grounds spotless, so we assume the restrooms were as well. Great fried dough with ice cream served in the cook shack! Don't know if it is the season or the area, but there sure were lots of flies and mosquitoes.
This was an overnight for us on a 50 amp full hookup pull through. This is a spotlessly clean KOA with nice landscaping. Sites are typical KOA tight. Sites have very good power and water. Led to site and nice, courteous and helpful check in process. Gated for security. Seasonal sites nice and clean...no noise and fairly easy access from highway. Also diesel truck services at exit. We would certainly return.
We should have gotten the hint when their web site had to state "no kegs". This is a very run down KOA property. Having just stayed the previous night at another KOA, I couldn't believe the difference. Indifferent check in process and not being lead to our site was another sign. The site itself was fine. Good power and very good cable. Pretty large for KOA. Had we stayed here on a weeknight, we might have been happier, but the park is heavily seasonal and it was party central. I like parties, but could have done without all of the local campers cutting across our patio area to get from or to the bash. Cars were parked everywhere from visitors and kids were running loose and riding bikes through our and other sites. The point is that management is indifferent and there is no enforcement of rules. With regard to bathrooms, the morning of our checkout the bathroom was filthy with 2 of 3 toilets clogged, no paper towels, just plain filthy.
Rate was Good Sam for 30 amp pull through. This was an overnight for us while on the road. The park is predominantly a seasonal park with well maintained rigs and grounds. Over-nighters seem to be assigned to a row of pull-through grassy sites near the rear field. Our site was very nice, level and we had good 30 amp power and good water pressure. No cable and little TV, but perfect for satellite. There was no one assigned on either side of us, but it seems like they stagger units as previously mentioned. I guess if you were pulling in with friends, you would like to be facing them, otherwise it might not be so good. I don't know how they handle this when they are at capacity, so you may want to ask if it is an issue for you. Campground is about 1 mile off the highway, easy on and off and there is a Sunoco diesel station at the exit with separate truck island that makes this a perfect overnight in my mind. Not a destination for me, but I would certainly return for overnight. My rating of 7 indicates a park that I like for an overnight stop.
We are generally happier at state parks as they offer larger sites and more privacy, but this is a nice KOA. Check-in was well run and very nice store and people working in the office. Workcamper led us to our site and was very helpful. Our site was a 30 amp back-in which was exactly as described. Sites are somewhat close, but not typical KOA close. Park is well run and well kept with good power and water pressure. Good choice for the Quechee area.
This is a real nice FL State park. I would have rated it a 10 but the sites are just a little narrow. We are on site 4, and have a well placed fig tree that provides some great afternoon shade. Power and water are great, and sewer connections a real bonus. Dump station just outside campground gate. The park itself closes to the public at sunset and opens again at about 830 am...so you have the evening and early mornings to yourself at the beaches. Front gate locks overnight and campground has additional code operated gate. Good security. Price quoted was a guess from memory.
We stayed here as an overnight and have rated it accordingly. It's new, clean, friendly and well designed with easy access to Rte 95. Has good cable TV. This will be one of our choices for overnights off of 95. Clubhouse is still under construction.
Ok: this is a tough one. Based on my reading of this review, I wouldn't go here. But it is one of our favorites, and we will continue to come back. First and foremost: the bathhouses are in desperate need of replacement or renovation. They are not well maintained, nor are they well cleaned. The beach is the best. The sites vary considerably. Some are big, some are small. Some afford great views of the ocean and some are terrible and crowded. Cell phone service is spotty. Verizon was not too bad and can access internet with VZW, but a slow connection. A wireless hotspot at the office would be nice. Satellite receiption may be difficult with the trees, but it's possible from some sites. The interior roads are narrow, windy and the trees provide for a host of potential issues, both just driving through and trying to get into your site. Be patient, have help and you will be fine. If not, you could do some serious damage in here: just look at the roadside trees. Site maintenance is not well done and they have recently dumped sand in some of the sites for leveling or some purpose. They should have used gravel, not sand. It was a daily occurrence to see someone being pulled out (or in) by the park tractor. How long they will continue to put their paying customers through this is unknown, but I think it speaks to a general lack of customer service exhibited here. The ranger staff that we had contact with were unsupportive and uncaring. Some rules enforced, and others ignored. I was helping a fellow that had gotten stuck on a tree backing into his site. I went to the office for ranger assistance and none ever responded, unbelievable. We have been coming here for years, and will continue but is sure could use some love! SC really needs to take a look at how FL operates their parks. But aah, the beach!
Another very nice Florida State park. Surprisingly secluded for a park in the middle of Panama City Beach. There are two loops, Pine and Lagoon. Both are actually on the lagoon, but the Lagoon loop is more open, while the Pine loop more shaded. There are very nice sites on both loops, and the waterfront sites extremely nice. We were on a waterfront site in the pine loop: a little cool in March due to the shade. This tended to be a busy feeling campground, with a number of spring breakers, but not overly loud. Sites in the Pine loop are a little narrower. Interior sites in the pine loop have neighbors both side and back and not much privacy. Some sites can be far from the restrooms. Bathhouses are clean and have laundry facilities. We had a cottonmouth snake lounging on our patio mat one sunny afternoon when we returned to the site. Ranger advised snakes very common and that they have three types of venomous snakes in the park: but not a bite in years! Keep your tent flaps zipped! A nice park and we will return.
We stayed here for an overnight early in the season. We spoke with them by phone and were told that they were working on the water at the three way sites, but that it would be repaired prior to our after hours arrival. Well needless to say, it wasn't and there wasn't a soul to be found in the area. The park itself was deserted except for some seasonals. So, after a long day of driving we had to go searching for a water tap to fill up our tank. We had called them twice about this overnight, and feel strongly that they should have contacted us when they realized the water would not be repaired before our after hours arrival. Has lots of sites, fairly level and good power. Waterfront sites were nice, but look like they would be pretty wet in a big storm. I wouldn't return only because of the lack of communication/caring by staff.
This is a very nice state park located in a very nice area of the panhandle. It is more secluded than both Henderson and Panama City State Parks. There are two loops, one of which is older with shaded, somewhat narrow 2 way sites, while the other is new, paved and all sites are open and three way. There are about five lakefront sites on the older loop. We stayed on site 18, which seemed to offer the best views out of a large back window of all the lakefront sites. The sites in the older loop are visually very private, but close to each other. They can also be challenging to get into and are not big rig friendly. We were able to get into site 18 without difficulty in a 33' fifth wheel. It is a nice site. The older loop is dusty, but if you stay on the lake side of the loop the prevailing breezes keep the dust away from you. The inside sites on the loop get lots of dust. The new loop is very nice but does not have lakefront sites: although there are a few lake view sites. All of these are three way sites with the sites themselves being crushed stone. New, nicely done with lots of room and easy access for bigger rigs. Waterfront sites get a great breeze: but I suspect the inside sites are hot. We really liked it. Was very laidback. We will be returning next year.
For us, this is an overnight stop [which was how we rated it] and not a destination resort campground but it is a great overnight stop in a world of marginal overnight stops! Right off [and visible from] Route 95 with easy access in and out. Fast and friendly registration and assistance to the site. Our site was long, level and wide with all services we were able to stay hooked up and did not have to spend any time trying to level. We didn't use the restrooms, but the laundry was the nicest we have ever experienced. A great overnight stop but don't plan on sleeping with the windows open, there is highway and railway noise that you will not hear with the air conditioner on.
This was a tough park to come up with a rating for. It is an older park and was designed for small trailers and tents. There are limited sites for larger units, and the access to some of those sites is difficult due to road design, trees and limbs. I also would not want to try and get into the park after dark for a first time stay: very tight roads. Registration does not allow you to pre-select your site. So there is no telling what you will get when you arrive. And you have to take the tour through the narrow roads to find an open site. We stayed off season, arriving on a weekend, and there were no registration people on duty all weekend. A real mess when, after we got setup on our site, we were eventually told that we would have to move at the end of the week as they were closing that loop. Not real people friendly, although they did right by us after some discussion. Having said all that, we were on site G-6. Had to work to get a 32' fifth wheel into it, but once into it, it was a great site: very large, very private and a view of the Chesapeake out the back window. Good water and 50 amp service. Bath houses are newer and nice. We wouldn't go back, but if you were tenting or in a smaller rig, this might be a good spot for you.
Overall, this is a real nice place. We stayed here off season and were located waterfront on the sound side of the park. Fantastic views of Pamlico Sound which is a wide open body of water between the Cape and mainland with much kite boarding and windsurfing activity. This is one very windy place! We almost had the entire area to ourselves due to the time of year. It would be fairly close during busy season, but as previously mentioned, that is to be expected for the area. There are no water view sites on the ocean side. But the beach is just over the dunes. Real nice outdoor pool, and ok indoor pool and hot tub. Wi-Fi is very good, as is cable TV. It was irritating to be charged an extra $3 a day for a dog AND an extra $3 daily for cable!!! My only other negative comment is the lack of security on the sound side of the campground. The beach side, where the office is, is restricted by a coded gate, but the sound side is wide open. There is golf cart security, and it isn't exactly a high crime area, but for the money I expect some better security.
We stayed here for an overnight on the way to FL from NH. Easy access from interstate. Very clean, spacious and well kept park with a lovely stream, fishing, swimming and boating. We had a level pull-through site with W/E/S and cable. Free Wi-Fi with good strong signal. Although we did not use restrooms and facilities, there is no doubt that they were spotless based upon our observations of the rest of the park. We will return and use tis park as a base to check out Mystic Seaport, CT casinos and the general area. A little pricey, but sometimes you get what you pay for. ALSO, open all year. We always have trouble finding something in the area March and November. This is a great location and park.
This just is not a travel oriented park. Mostly run down seasonal sites. They do have 6 or 7 fairly new pull through sites with 50 amp, cable and water, but the one we were on needed three inches of leveling on one side to get even close. It did have good power. Interior roads are very tight and not particularly smooth. Trees tight to road on tight curves with plenty of indications of prior RV collisions: not big rig friendly. Pulling in at 8 pm in the dark after a LONG day: would drive till midnight before we stopped here again. PS: their web site lists them as being on the largest lake in Vermont. I always thought that was Lake Champlain. Their waterfront is mostly marsh.
If you want to be close to Quebec City, it is. If you want a quiet and relaxing spot, it isn't. The campground is right off of the main highway, and the swimming pool has a great view of said highway and the also has all of the attendant noise. The site setup is pretty standard KOA... just super jam packed. Don't get me wrong, it was clean and in good repair, but it was just a parking lot with trees. Having said that, access to downtown Quebec was pretty easy...about 20 minutes by car. We would not necessarily stay there again, but if you want a place to home base from, it would be ok. They did have a cool wood delivery guy in a golf cart that came around every night selling firewood!
We stayed on one of their eight premium oceanfront sites, and in terms of spectacular views, it was the best site we have ever had...and we have had some nice ones. Great view, ocean breeze and buoy bell ringing through the night. Sites not designated as premium oceanfront will have views...however slight...but all are close to the ocean and benefit from the great breezes. Although the sites are fairly close, they are not as packed in as many private campgrounds [we usually prefer the space of state parks]. The park is clean and well kept, and most definitely adult oriented. Restrooms are spotless. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, and while there is no sewer on site, they pump you out on Monday and Thursday. WiFi is available at the office only, and although there is no cable this year, they will be installing cable for the next camping season. There is virtually no TV over the air in that area. Kayak right from the beach, and swim if you like in the cold water! This is now one of our annual stops...don't miss it.