Maybe it is because we are on day 47 of a 48- day road trip, but despite the fact that I prefer modern, resort-type, urban campgrounds, I loved this nostalgic family-oriented campground. Our site was grass, but it was level, facing the lake. It seems that you have to pay extra for some activities (and there were lots for the weekend) which could make it quite pricey. It was near the highway, but far enough to be quiet. If I lived nearby, I think I would come every weekend with the grandkids. Pavilion was very nice. They could use more washroom and shower facilities, though. Always full. Not enough for size of campground.
We enjoyed our experience at this park, which is basically a working ranch that allows RVs, not a resort that decided to add some bison. With that in mind, I found it charming and enjoyed walking around seeing the animals. The on site store had some neat stuff. There is a train ride out to see the herd and we were able to feed them. The price stacks up to other parks and services I have seen. There was road noise and the site was not as level as it should be, but I still recommend it if you are open to a rustic site with some novel experiences.
The park was basically all gravel. Our site was level, washrooms were fine. Short drive for groceries and gas. Not much else in town other than casinos. Best wifi I have ever had in an RV park (we were very close to the office so maybe that helped - but it was as just about as good as at home.). Good for an overnight. Close to the highway, so some noise, but I am getting quite used to that! Quite expensive for the area, I thought.
I loved this campground as soon as we drove in. Nicely laid out with grass and shade trees. Nice clubhouse and appropriately sized pool. A cash-operated RV and car wash on site. Friendly, efficient staff. Free shuttle to Temple Square (but you must be visiting the Square, which makes sense, because the shuttle is run by the Church). We took it all 3 days because there is so much to see on the Square and the driver and accompanist provide lots of friendly information, which is interesting. (We also saw a parking lot that takes RVs on the corner of North Temple and 200 West, a few blocks from downtown for $3 a day if you prefer to drive, which is quite easy in Salt Lake City.). Next to Temple Square is City Creek Mall, which is very nice. This park is a very convenient base for visiting the city, and we would definitely stay here again.
I am rating 7 because the view from my site was one of the most beautiful I have had from a site. We were at the back, overlooking a small river, with beautiful mountains in the distance, and a train track flanking the mountain. When the train went by, it was pure magic. However, there are some deficiencies. Bring groceries, because there is not much at KOA, nor at the Chevron mini mart (I got the only loaf of bread). There is no longer a shuttle to the casino, but it is not far (albeit uphill). The pool was small, and the water was cloudy (algae). The worst was that the office closed at 7 p.m., and along with it, most washroom and shower facilities. From 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. there is one toilet for ladies and one for men. And this was very far from our site. They need a second building. You also cannot start laundry after 5 p.m. Site was not level, sprinkler drenched the chairs I left on my site, and I could not get on Wi-Fi until 10:30 p.m. By 7:30 a.m., it was once again inaccessible. Cable was excellent, though. But that view. I think I would go back just for that, but I hope they solve some of the other issues.
Although this park has a heated pool, the overall feel is not resort. It is a paved property with lines. Sites are not wide, but okay. View of the ocean, but it's extremely windy. It is near grocery, pharmacy, and restaurants (walking distance). Good Wi-Fi and cable. Very convenient for visiting San Francisco. They give you directions and recommend the train which is only 3 miles away where there is l Lots of RV parking at $1 a space for the day. Then $6.60 per person round trip. Once in town, you pay for municipal transportation at $2 for bus or trolley or $6 for famous cable car. You can buy a pass. Be aware that there are long line-ups for cable car and very hard to catch one en route as they are full. Price reflects Good Sam discount and is still high. I guess that is the price of convenience in the Bay area. I would stay here again.
This is a nice, little, quiet park. I felt very safe here. Concrete pads, which is always nice. Near a marina where you can take whale tours. You can walk to a natural beach (or drive to a public beach where you can presumably swim). There are antique/collectible shops and a couple of restaurants. Moss Landing is trying hard to create a cute little tourist spot. It is about 20-30 minutes to Carmel, Pebble Beach, Monterey, so a good base for visiting. However, if you have children, there is not much to do on-site. No pool. They ask you to limit your trips to showers to 10 minutes as there are only 2 (which was not a real problem). What irritated me was that the wi-fi was limited to 1 device. My husband logged on to the PC, but when he disconnected, I was not able to log onto my iPad to email a photo to my kids - it associated the user name to the PC only. Overall, I thought it was expensive compared to a resort I had stayed in in Pismo Beach the night before for the same price. My rate reflected KOA discount
Attractive park with all the services. A real resort feel. Covered, glassed-in observation decks. Sites level, but some were not that large. A lagoon separates the park from the beach, so you have to exit the park to access the beach, but it is very close. Also close to the pier and Pismo Beach's charming strip of shops and restaurants (Line up withe locals at Splash Café for chowder.). I would give it a 10 except for 2 things: (1) Despite multiple hotspots, Internet signal is inconsistent, and you are frequently dropped. (2). The pool is too small for number of campers. There is a laps-only time from 8-10 a.m, if you miss that, forget about getting in the pool. It is monopolized by kids, playing volleyball, etc. No room for adults to cool off.
Location, location, location! This campground is right on the beach, while being near to town with groceries, etc. Beach is not groomed, but it is still wonderful. Watch kids play, watch the surfers, catch a sunset. Washrooms and showers are about what you expect from a state park (clean but rundown) and sites are very close to each other: pretty much a parking lot. Those are the only reasons I am not giving it a 10. I would go back in a minute. Note that if you are less than 2 days from arrival, you cannot reserve. You have to show up and hope for the best. You can only get 1 night and then need to go in the lottery the next morning for available spaces. If you are lucky, you will get an unserviced site right next to the beach for $60. We also had a serviced site in the 3rd row for $70 (and there are water electric sites too). Expensive, but worth every penny.
We were disappointed in this campground. I had chosen it based on reviews, but did not realize that North Beach and Oceano Beach were two different components of Pismo State Beach. We had to go to North Beach to dump as there is no dump station at Oceano, and I agree that it looks nicer. Oceano had okay washrooms and decent showers with lots of hot water (minimum 50 cents - bring quarters). The beach is about one bloc, away down the street...but this section is a Vehicular Recreation Area, which means trucks and ATVs churning up the sand. You can feel it as you walk up to the beach, and you really could not spend time there. Water electric is $50 and unserviced is $35. Expensive for what you get. We left early and went to a resort a few miles away.
This campground is pretty, nice landscaping against a backdrop of mountains. However, it is a bit off the beaten track. There are peacocks running free on the site, but we did not get to see them. The site was unlevel from back to front, as well as side to side. You had to climb a fair number of stairs to washrooms, and there was no light in the shower, only skylight, making evening showers a bit difficult. The KOA guide says Internet is free, but that is only 1 hour in a 24-hour period. You need to pay $4 extra to have unlimited access for a day. Felt like false advertising. Dump station is inconveniently located, with nowhere to line up without blocking the access road. No pool either. Overall, expensive for what you get.
This is a tough property to rate. Lots of good, some not so good. Beautiful rose bushes, but in the econo section (still $55) just gravel and no landscaping. Seemed to be lots for kids to do, and they seemed to enjoy the pool, which we did not use. Very convenient to San Diego. We walked 5 minutes to bus, transferred to trolley, and were downtown in 45 minutes door to door, on a $5 day pass purchased on the bus and good for unlimited rides. Very good printed info on how to use transit system, if you choose not to drive. You can walk to grocery store and various restaurants. Staff very helpful. Now for the less positive: smell of sewage at various places, including washrooms; warnings to spread powder to avoid ants in RV (but at least they warned you!); Wi-Fi access very inconsistent. Expensive.
Lovely park, nice pool, club room tastefully furnished. Very clean laundry room with newer machines and reasonable prices. Wi-Fi worked well. You can take shuttle from casino/RV park next door to both the strip and the older downtown casinos. (Allow at least 15-20 minutes to walk to the shuttle. Last return is quite early, but you can take city bus 202 and pay $2 on the bus: same distance to walk back from bus stop as shuttle.) Best thing about this park is the shower facilities in the middle of the park. There are very large, separate locked rooms with shower, toilet, sink. Your own ensuite! Rates were a bit higher here, even with their current promotion, but we felt it was worth it. Only downside, no cable TV.
This is a case of 'it depends what you are looking for.' Not as picturesque in terms of natural setting, but they have added some lovely fountains. Bathrooms very clean. Cable worked very well. Our site was small, but there are larger ones. It is an adult park, with children being allowed if accompanied at all times. It was very quiet. There are a lot of rules - written in a folksy, humorous way, but still rules. I did not see office, store, or staff, as we arrived late at 8:30 p.m. and left before 10 a.m. opening time. However, we had a thank you card taped to our truck window, which was nice. Wi-Fi was useless, but there was a note on the office door saying it was down. No Wi-Fi, no pool made it seem a little expensive for what was offered. But if you want total peace and quiet, this is the place.
Beautiful setting against a mountain. No pool, and not all sites have cable TV. Wi-Fi worked great. The recreation pavilion looked a bit worn out. There were not enough washrooms for the number of campers using them. They are cleaned in the morning, but by evening, they could use another cleaning. We usually use dumping stations on our way out, but since we had the sewer service on-site, we decided to use it. Consequently, we left at 11:06 after putting our paraphernalia away, but they came by at 10:58 to ask if we were ready to leave. We felt they were a little overzealous.
Nice National Park. Unserviced. Sites close together, and ours was quite small. It was tricky to maneuver a truck camper. However, the sites were well laid out, so they felt private. Free shuttle bus nearby allowed you to get anywhere you needed to go in the Canyon. Also close to groceries, cafeteria, bank, and Post Office. Showers shared with Trailer Village, and we were close to them, but many sites would have been quite far.
Run by a concession, this is the campground with service, and they were well laid out. Very close to Market Plaza, with grocery, banking, reasonably priced cafeteria, gift shop, Wi-Fi at Park HQ. You can walk or take free shuttle from campground entrance. We had a family of at least 6 chipmunks living on our site, and an elk came to graze in the evening. The negatives were unlevel site, and a very long distance to showers. (No cable or Wi-Fi either, but hey, you are in the Grand Canyon, which is exceptionally well run, by the way.) Despite the negatives, a great option for visiting the Canyon: location, location, location!
Nice park, good service from staff. Clean restrooms and showers. Sites were not huge, but well laid out for maximum privacy, lined with piñon trees. Close to the highway, so some noise. I had been hoping to see mountains from the site, but did not, so I was a little disappointed - but the problem was more my expectation. Nice BBQ corner set up for guests. Easy 20 minute drive to the plaza, with some good restaurants on the way in (we enjoyed Harry's Roadhouse). Wi-Fi did not work very well. Overall, we liked it.
Very nice campground, excellent service. Close to everything (including highway, unfortunately - a little noisy). Beautiful pool with gorgeous mountain backdrop. Only downside - not all sites had cable, and we did not. However, with an antenna, apparently, you could get local channels (we did not have one of those either!). Would definitely stay here again. In fact, we extended an extra night.
There were some nice things about this park. We did not use the pool, but it looked nice. Service was courteous. Site was level, and park was well maintained. But there were three disappointments. We had chosen it so we could take train into Albuquerque. However, the schedule we were given was Monday to Friday only, and trips were very limited . We also were attracted by the free pancake breakfast and burritos for sale. Pancakes no longer free (only $1 though) and now only on weekends. No more breakfast burritos. And Wi-Fi did not work AT ALL! Had to drive 1 mile to McDonalds!
Very friendly service. Two sanitary stations, one older and one newer. Both very good, both clean. Internet and cable worked fine. A rather industrial feeling area of town. Near the trains, which seemed to run quite often. Also near airport but we only heard one plane. Neither of these really bothered us (a train every few hours is no worse than constant road noise!). Rate reflects KOA discount.
Very clean washrooms and lots of hot water. Site was level. Nice clearing for playground and play field. Staff was very helpful and went out of her way to suggest alternative route for our return. Road in was windy and narrow, and we wondered where we were, but in reality, it was only 7 miles... which has an upside...it was very peaceful. But get your groceries before going. There is a camp store with the essentials but a real grocery store is 10 miles away. Overall, I would stay here again.
This is a lovely little campground near Oklahoma City. Very clean, charming setting, nice pool. Above all, the service is exceptionally friendly and courteous. The owner is present on-site and gave lots of good advice for city visits (although we did not realize he was the owner at the time; he was driving a golf cart like other staff, which already says a lot). We would absolutely recommend this campground.
I was disappointed in this for a KOA. Service was friendly when I called and the next day when I left, but the ladies' washroom had no soap or hot water. Highway noise was pronounced. Seemed somewhat rundown.
Very friendly owners. We were escorted to our site and guided in. Very quiet and peaceful and nice view of small lake. Kids were swimming in the small lake. Took a peek in washrooms and laundry and they looked a bit older, but did not really go inside. Make sure you follow instructions on the campground website or camping guide in terms of exit. We missed the exit recommended in the guide but thought it was no problem since our GPS recommended a different one: turns out it had windy roads and a steep grade. No problem in our truck camper but I would not have liked to do it in our previous fifth wheel!
Wooded campground (tracked lots of pine needles into my camper!)Reminded me of a state park. Sites are not all that large, but they have been angled in such a way that they still feel private. It was cold when we were here, so no pool. Facilities were good: clean restrooms, hot showers, tourist info, small library of books, rec center with TV etc. Service was quite friendly. Although they said 1 hour to Boston as long as you avoided rush hour, it took us 40 minutes drive to subway and 40 minutes on subway leaving 10 a.m. in morning and leaving Boston at 7 p.m. at night (same length of trip as from another campground we tried further south). Grocery store not far, but not in an obvious location. I think there may have been other stores, etc., if you turn left out of campground. We only noticed that on the map after we had moved on. If you like the wooded-state-park campground feel, you will probably like it here.
Very disappointed in this park and the value. Chose it because it said it was the highest rated in the area (by whom, I now wonder) and because it had cable TV and Wi-Fi. I called from the road at 4:30 and had to leave a message. I called again at 5:30 and again got the message (no-one EVER called back). So I continued to the campground and checked in around 6:30. I wanted a water/electric site with cable TV and Wi-Fi. Turns out that cable TV is only on the premium sites with sewer, so rate went from $34 to $47. Wi-Fi is extra $10 for $24 hours, so we were up to $60 with tax, which I had just paid for an amazing resort campground near Boston. This was not nearly as nice and I wish they had returned my call so I could have learned of the extra charges before checking in. Travellers are off to one area of the campground: washrooms and showers were not appealing, and buildings and playground needed some paint and loving care. They had a very nice heated pool on what appeared to be the 'seasonal' side of the campground; the one on the travellers side appeared to be closed. They young man at check in was helpful and checked the weather for us when we declined the internet. I would not stay here again as I felt the price was too high for the quality of the amenities.
We chose this campground to be close to a sporting event in Mississauga. It was 30 minutes to Mississauga and maybe 45 to downtown Toronto. Service was friendly, washrooms were clean, water was hot. Internet worked quite well (just a bit slow at times). No cable, but we bought a $15 antenna at Canadian Tire, and had decent reception (of course that will not work once Canada converts to digital TV in August 2011). Site was pull through asphalt, pretty level. Near the highway, but we did not really hear it, not a problem. While it is near the highway, you have to exit a few kilometers away and take a back road. Pool looked nice and big, but too cold to swim while we were there. One complaint would be the electrical outlets in ladies washroom. They were so loose that my hairdryer kept disconnecting. A good choice to be close to Mississauga and Toronto.
What can I say. This park sets the bar for perfection. The staff are friendly, helpful and courteous, the grounds are impeccable, the washrooms were exceptionally clean, it is large with lots of open spaces beyond the RV sites - baseball field, fishing pond, disc golf, 4 pools, a beautiful rec center, lots to do. Kids will adore the basketball court and the playground! We are retired and we absolutely loved this place! The park ranger drove us to our site (which we could have found easily on our own but we appreciated the extra attention) and while we were backing up, he was picking up any stray garbage and raking out the fire pit! I asked for info for the subway to Boston and I got about 3 pages compared to 3 lines from the last campground - very detailed - call it instructions for dummies - but much appreciated. It takes about 1.5 - 2 hours (depending on road work or time of day) to drive to Riverside station and take the subway downtown. Be forewarned! Campground is also very close to Patriot Place (if the Patriots are not playing, there are still concerts - we missed Taylor Swift- and soccer games, as well as a great cinema, several resaturants, and great stores (check out Outdoor World - Bass Pro Shops - WILD!). I cannot imagine anyone not liking this campground and their obvious attention to detail and drive to excellence. I would absolutely stay here again next time I want to visit Boston, Cape Cod or Rhode Island.