This park has many pros: scenic, with hills and trees; sparkling pool; nightly movies in the theater; well-stocked store; clean restrooms; recycling program; and friendly owners. However, the one downside which overshadowed our visit was the septic/sewer smell at our site (#109). We were there 3 days/2 nights, and the smell was constant and bad enough that we didn't want to sit outside in the evenings. We didn't notice it in the other parts of the campground we frequented, so it may be localized to one area. Still, we would stay here again - but ask for a different site and go smell it first.
This park is in the city - not a country setting at all. But it is tucked away from the main road, with paved sites, trees, and bushes all around. Our site had a lovely wooden bench swing and a fire stove for cool evenings. The pool and hot tub were refreshing. Our kids enjoyed playing mini-golf at no extra charge (although the owner mentioned they may start charging $2/round after upgrades are completed). The park has a wonderful view of the Sandia Mountains - again, making you feel as though you are not in the city. The showers/restrooms are clean. The owners are friendly and outgoing, even catching us to chat on our way out at 7 in the morning. They seem very enthusiastic about owning an RV park, good at maintaining it, and looking for ways to improve it.
We stayed at this RV park because it is 3/4 mile from Six Flags, allowing us to easily come and go from Six Flags during our stay. If you don't want/need that convenience, then the price probably isn't justified. It is one of the more expensive KOA's, and does not have cable TV (which most of the costly ones have). On the plus side, the Wi-Fi is fast and reliable, the sites level and shaded, and there is easy access to I-44. The showers/restrooms are clean, the on-site store is reasonably stocked with groceries and such, and the pool looks nice (although we didn't use it, as we were at Six Flags all day/evening). There is a train track next to the park, but with the doors closed and fan/air running, train noise is hardly noticeable.
This park has several nice features, including lighted pedestals at some sites, full cable TV, pizza made on-site, and a good selection of activities and playground equipment for kids. The sites were level and the campground easily accessible from I-44. The pool was large enough and refreshing, with up-scale wicker and iron furniture. It puzzled us that there were so many costly and lovely upgrades, while the restrooms and showers were so in such disgusting condition. How much can it cost to replace moldy vinyl shower curtains? There was also mold on the ceilings and walls, and a nasty smell. Granted, the campground was full at the time with tornado-relief workers, and that may have contributed to the unkempt state of the restrooms in general, but the moldy curtains and ceilings obviously were there regardless of the number of campers. For us, the condition of the restrooms overshadowed the rest of the campground, which is actually quite lovely - as long as you use your own RV bathroom and shower.
It's all about location. There is no cable TV no Wi-Fi (except at cafeterias/lodges), no pool, no playground. But you probably won't be at your site except to fall into bed exhausted after a day full of wonder, so do you really need those extras? We didn't, even with three kids ages 9 - 15. Instead of Sponge Bob in the mornings, we walked outside to be greeted by elk and deer browsing the campground, not a bit spooked by people. And instead of Disney in the evenings, we were enthralled by the sunset views at Yavapai Observation Station. Note that walking or a shuttle ride is necessary for any amenity: the well-stocked general store and Yavapai cafeteria are a 10-minute walk in one direction, while the showers/laundry are a 10-minute walk in the opposite direction. Also note that the showers cost $2 for 8 minutes. If you're at the Grand Canyon and want feel like you're staying at the Grand Canyon, then this is the place.
We were pleased to be greeted by a chalkboard with our name on it, welcoming us to this KOA. The check-in was smooth and speedy, as the front office is very well-staffed (3 behind desk, and 2 or 3 guiding guests to spots). The restrooms/showers are new, large, and very clean. WiFi is fast. The pool is sparkling, with plenty of lounge chairs. The store is well-stocked; it has gifts, groceries, RV supplies, and even beer/wine. We especially loved the rabbits wandering and lounging around the campground. Only downsides are the few questionable-looking residences just outside the park's entrance, and some of the sites are pretty tight together. We would definitely stay here again.
This park has nice, shady grounds, with paddleboats in the pond and a sparkling clean saltwater swimming pool. As other reviewers noted, the owner's extended family were a little redneck - but very nice. The owner was extremely helpful. We had a flat tire on our trailer, and he provided clear directions on exactly where to go to get it fixed, what time the tire place opened, and where we could stop to get air on the way if needed. On the downside, every item we purchased in the Kamp store was expired. But still, we would definitely stay here again.