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11/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a very nice CG, and we would definitely stay here again. The office folks were very friendly and welcoming. And although they are in the desert (dirt and gravel; no grass or trees), they have done a good job of laying out and maintaining their park. They have a fenced-in dog park. And the only time I could smell the horses at all was when I was standing right next to them! I enjoyed their presence. I found it to be pretty quiet at night and certainly had no worries about safety/security while there. If ever in the area again, I feel sure we'd stay there! Rate is my average of the two nights we were there (one night was $15 with Passport America discount, the other $24 with Good Sam).
11/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pros: Park is nicely kept and decorated, with cute casitas sprinkled around. The price was right (even without discounts). And the facilities look to be nice (including laundry room - esp. impressed by the dedicated washer/dryer for pet items!). And a nice dog park area. However, we probably would not choose to stay here again for the following reasons. At least in the short-term sites, the spaces are not well-designed. You back your rig up on gravel, in between a concrete patio pad and the hook-ups. Well, there's not enough room to maneuver and just barely enough room to have your slides out and not hit the electric hook-up pedestal!!!! It was a real pain to get situated! And overall, the place is more set-up for long-term, seasonal folks than those just passing through. There is also a slightly snooty feel to the place, which is not our style at all!
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a qualified "8" rating. I gave it such a high mark simply because it was a pretty cg, and we would stay there again because of that. It was also pretty quiet, a good location, and had an OK (and cheap) laundry. But as other reviewers have stated, it is not a very well kept-up cg, and things look run down overall. As with Hannibal in general - looks run down and poor, kind of sad. Our rate was based on their "stay 3 nights, get the fourth one free" deal (and includes taxes).
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Only discounts given are for military (which we don't qualify for). Good: owners were accommodating with us, the laundry was good and reasonably priced, we liked the location (close but not too close to all the city stuff - still had a small town feel nearby). Bad: very aggressive speed bump right near entrance, early morning noisy yard work some days, and some owners don't pick up after their dogs in the dog area in the back. Worst: a lot of loud trains at night.
07/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Price reflects weekly rate. CG was basic and mostly OK with nice view of mountains. But we didn't find the owners to be particularly friendly or welcoming, the sites are all pretty close to the road so not too quiet (better at night, of course), and our water hook-up was located at the neighboring site and on the wrong side, requiring that we run our hose under our rig and use our secondary hose (which had been used for grey water before so made us a little nervous, had to drink bottled water for that stay, etc.). This park is further north than most (other than Arrowhead, which really didn't get Verizon signal so was out for us) but still in a good location for most activities in BV. Our Verizon signal was good here. River access is so-so. The AR River runs right behind it, and there are paths down, but they are fairly steep. And since I forgot to mention restaurants in my other 2 BV reviews, I'll say something here. Quincy's has a great deal for filet Mignon and prime rib - very good! K's Dairy Delite is always super crowded (right on main drag), but the food is just so-so, and it takes forever to get your food!! We would NOT go there again! Asian Palate was OK - kind of pricey for Asian that's a little under par (too bland). Jan's was good for a good price.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nice enough park, with pretty little plantings scattered around and conveniently located to town. But it was very expensive (compared to two other places we stayed at in BV, one of which at least was much nicer in our opinion), very crowded, only has one 50 amp hookup available for two sites (so if you get there after your very close neighbor, you only get 30 amp), and there's no really good place to walk your dog.
07/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Rate reflects weekly rate. I LOVED this place. It's nothing fancy but felt like a nice little neighborhood - very friendly, community feel to it. Most of the folks staying here are very friendly. Most also staying for whole season so reservations can be hard to come by. Great little laundry room, very reasonably priced. Each site has more space than most parks provide. Hope to return someday! And would definitely recommend them - but please don't take our spot!
06/2012
rating [ 1/10 ]
Can't remember the exact price now, but I think for two nights it was somewhere between $90 and 100. Other than our site being very unlevel, the campground was OK, except that the driveway lanes were way too narrow. When we mentioned our difficulty getting in to the owner, he got really mad and told us he would refund our money and that we should leave. It was hot, we were already settled in, and my husband was too tired - otherwise, I would've been out of there in a heartbeat, no matter how hard it would've been to find another place on a Friday night! The owner is the reason for the "1" rating and why we would NEVER even consider staying at this campground again and cannot recommend it to anyone else!!
06/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
Not an exciting or fancy place or campground, and a bit too high-priced for what it was, but it was OK for an overnight stop. If you like Chinese food at all, try the Kings Chinese Buffet (I think that was what it was called) - it's only a mile or two from the campground and has incredible variety with surprisingly good food!
06/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
We lucked out and were able to get one of the nicer spots in the back - there are only four of them. They are more level and have a lot more open space around them, just as other reviewers have mentioned. When the park is fairly empty, it looks like an OK place, but when they are full, you can see that the rigs are jammed in together with almost no space between them at all. And there is no shade. It does have a good location and is a good rate, so I'm giving it a 6 instead of the 5 my husband would have. I don't think I'd visit this area on a weekend - way too crowded. But we did enjoy the Ozark Mtn HoeDown a lot, and the food at the Catfish Cabin was to die for! And a visit to the Turpentine Wildlife Creek Refuge was well worth it and highly recommended - if you go, say Hi to BamBam the very entertaining young grizzly bear for us!
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice, but not as big a deal as advertised in our opinion (by both folks we talked to and reviews on this site). It is hard to get reservations because it's so popular (and partly because of a car show). Pros: good, fast Verizon, very cheap with senior discount, got satellite reception, Mather Lodge is nice, nice hiking if it's not too hot, and enjoyed the great views from the Petit Jean grave site lookout. Cons: very unlevel site, virtually no RV antenna reception, other campground areas looked rather undesirable (we stayed in the A loop, which was pretty nice). Also, be warned that because this has been such a dry year here there was no famous waterfall.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We did enjoy our stay at this campground but felt that the place is over-rated and over-priced. I guess if you needed to use their bathrooms/event rooms/pavilion, then maybe the ratings/prices would be justified. They looked very nice. But we didn't need/use any of those. Based on the high ratings on this website, I picked a "waterfront" site. It wasn't really what I'd call waterfront. You couldn't really access the water from your site. You could see it and were much closer to it than the other sites, but they had a black mesh barrier between the sites and the water (rather ugly thing). The rate was actually $42 but they took the standard 10% off for Good Sam. This is a dry year for the area so grass was brown and crunchy underfoot for most of the park (maybe they should consider using sprinklers!? Almost all their plantings looked dead too). We found the people who worked outdoors there to be very friendly, but the people inside varied. The gal who helped me on check-in was not exactly the most friendly or smiley person I've run into. And they'd run out of their "brochures" so no campground map or info for us. It's in a good location - off the beaten path enough to be quiet and pretty but still close to freeway access/shopping/etc. And thank you to the previous reviewer who mentioned Garvan Woodland Gardens. It was very nice. The Anthony Chapel (outside of the area you have to pay for) was the best part!!! But you have to be sure they don't have it closed off due to weddings, etc. Overall, I'd give it a higher mark if all the other places we'd stayed at in OK and AR weren't as nice or nicer and HALF the price!!!
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
I gave this cg a high mark, but I guess I'd really give it two separate marks. You really should see this park: it was one of my husband's favorites on our whole trip! Thus, the 9. But the cg itself could use some updating! We camped in the Old Circle part and got one of the last remaining full hook-up sites. Unfortunately, it was a bit hard to get into, even though it was a pull-through. We had tree branches hitting the top of our 40' motorhome. This place is very popular, and we could only stay 3 nights mid-week before having to get out and make way for folks who had already reserved our space for the weekend. For smaller rigs, this place would be fine. But it's a bit tight for the bigger ones! (And the other cg area, across from the store, had very little privacy and looked like maneuvering/parking would be even harder for big RVs!) Besides the cave/rocks, one of our favorite parts of the park was the nature trail/fishing bridge/gazebo/boardwalk by Lake Carlton. Rate reflects $2 off for senior discount.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
While this cg is listed under Hodgen, it really is located on route 63, five miles east of Muse (as it says on their website). We picked it because I wanted something near the Talimena Scenic Byway, a drive we'd highly recommend. It reminded us of the Blue Ridge Pkwy in NC! This whole area is gorgeous! I'm hoping we can come back sometime in the fall. The cg itself was very nicely kept. Great laundry facility as previously noted. There are very nice-looking cabins along the outside perimeter, with the RVs parking in grassy areas in the center. No pool or playground, but a very pretty little cg. And everyone we met that was staying here, was really friendly. We would definitely stay here again.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Quiet, close to fishing (Onapa and Eufaula Lakes) and to freeway access/shopping (WalMart) in Checotah, green trees and lots of lawn, nice laundry facility, but the best part is the owners. They are some of the nicest campground owners you're likely to run into! I think they only bought the place in Oct. but have been working their tails off daily to improve it. I called them because I was having trouble finding a spot for Memorial Day weekend. Since they knew we'd be staying for longer (5 days), they took one of their older sites and revamped it, just for us! Their other sites would've been fine too, but this one was a bit nicer. Probably the only complaint we had was the slow Internet (whether using the campground's Wi-Fi access or our Verizon air card), but I think it's probably true for that whole area. Our rate was with Passport America - and you can hardly beat that price!
04/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Not too fancy but plenty good enough and neat to be right in the park so you can hop on a shuttle or take a short drive to wherever you want to go. It really was perfect for us - great spot for walking our pets (dogs & cats!) and for my hubby to hang out while I hiked down and stayed at Phantom Ranch for a couple nights (which I can now highly recommend too if you're up for the hiking part!!) At one point, there were also elk camping out as well! Also, close to Mather's Point, which is a great look-out spot.
05/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
First off, the Winslow area wouldn't be a recommended stop to our way of thinking. But that said, this RV park is a great one. And if you do need to stop, or if you do want to see the meteor crater (which is worth seeing - we had just seen it before already), this would be a good spot. It's a few miles away from downtown Winslow, but you probably wouldn't want to stay in downtown Winslow anyways! Yeah, it's got the Route 66 stuff, which is neat, and there's a Walmart for resupplying, but that's it. This cg, while mostly just sand (because that's all they have in that area!), is very nicely kept and even has pretty little patches of grass planted here and there.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice spacious "hilltop" campground with view (but also exposed if high winds, which there were for part of our stay--VERY bad that first day!). Pricey - rate reflects 10% Good Sam discount, which was immediately offset by NM's state & lodging taxes!! Great dog park in campground. You HAVE to eat at the San Marcos Cafe, only a few miles south of the campground. WOW!!! Best food ever (I had the blintzes - worth going back to NM for!)! And in such a fun setting - cute building (that is also a feed store) surrounded by peacocks, chickens, and turkeys! And my husband loved the tamales at El Parasol. I found their food to be too spicey for this gringo, but hubby loved it!
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Amarillo's not exactly a gorgeous play to stay, but this park was fine. Not a destination, but a great stopover, just like the name says! The 3 best parts for us were: close to the famous Big Texan Steak House (which, yes, you should go to!), they have private dog runs at certain sites, and they have a great laundry room! The owners are cat lovers, and there are cats everywhere! But wasn't a problem for us, even though we have two cats (and two dogs) that we walk.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nothing fancy, and yes, only 2 out of the 5 sites looked to have functioning hook-ups, and only 30 amps and no sewer or dump station. But all that said, we were the only ones there (except for one night, and our neighbors were a couple sites away), and we enjoyed our two-night stay! The "campground" is way over to the right when you go through the main entrance to Fair Park (the other entrance, closer to the campground part, was under construction when we were there). And it is only steps away from their pretty little lake that you can walk around. It's a nice and popular park. My husband really liked the BBQ ribs at Jaksons. We both liked the Golden Chick and DQ! There's a WalMart in town too.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects 10% KOA membership discount (otherwise would've been $44). Kind of pricey, but it was a nice KOA and in a pretty good location: sort of removed from the city but not too far from it either. Great dog park and a nice little perimeter nature trail too. Sights you should see while in OKC: Museum of Osteology, the (bombing) Memorial, the Land Run Monument (right behind the Bass Pro Shop), and the capitol building. Lots more, but those were some of our highlights for a short stay. Our first time in OKC and we really enjoyed it! They also have a great fast food chain: Freddy's. Great burgers and fries, and one of our favorites: frozen custard! YUM!!!
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
There are two main campgrounds within this park - Green Country (which has the marina and maybe a restaurant?) and Lake Country (which has 3 camping sections). We stayed in the latter, in the sort of middle section. There's an area more in the trees on a hill (which looked better for tents and smaller rigs), an area closer to the water (which looked nice but was full), and the area we stayed in (which was kind of in between the two, exposed and not as close to the water but with a nice view still). Nice park if you have kids or pets - two nice playgrounds and lots of grassy area. The Lake Country was more open space, felt less crowded/closed-in and busy. The sites are a little tight with the short posts and concrete tables, but there's a wide road on one side to help give you maneuvering room. We got our 40' RV in with some care. Train nearby, but with AC on, can't hardly hear it when inside! Really enjoyed our stay here. Rate reflects the $2 discount for seniors (of any state).
04/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have a 40' motor home and it was a bit tight maneuvering in this campground. and they look to only have a few sites that will work for the larger rigs. There seem to be several permanent RVs here but are kept nicely enough. All that said, we want to give this place a thumbs up. The reason we came to Prescott was for the Granite Dells and Watson Lake, and this RV park is right next to them. There are trails right out of the campground for access. It's a nice place to stay and quiet. The folks are friendly and you can't beat the location. One warning though. If you're heading north to Prescott, don't take your RV on SR 89. It is very slow and windy and over 40' prohibited. Look at their website for directions. We should have.
11/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was one of the few times I really disagreed with the reviewers on this site. This park wasn't at all what I'd expected, given what I'd read on-line (well, except for the tight squeeze entry area! I could just barely drive out in our car when an RV pulled in!). Several older units, including the park host right in front. VERY low water pressure. They claim to have Wi-Fi, but I could never get on. They don't have all the cable channels they claim to (so really only a few channels to choose from), and you can't get satellite because of the trees. While the sites are long, and there is good space between units, the site is made narrow by trees. And you'd better be careful driving a longer rig around in the park - pretty tight! And while the trees might provide nice shade during the summer heat, we found them to make the park dark and sort of oppressive during the cold, cloudy weather. And watch out you don't miss the entrance, or you'll end up in the county park next door (looked like a very nice park) - like we did. And that wouldn't be so bad except there's no way to get into the RV park from that direction! So you have to go on down the road till you find a place you're comfortable with! It's fairly far off the beaten path as well, although this helps make it a quiet place (which is part of why we picked it). We can't understand the high reviews though and won't be staying there again. Price is with Good Sam discount.
10/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
While this park doesn't have a pool or hot tub or playground, it is one of the most beautiful, well-kept RV parks we've been to. It is right next to a lovely public walking trail and river. There is slight and infrequent train noise, but I'm a light sleeper and with windows closed and heaters running (it's cold here right now!), I've had no problems. If you stay here, do the 504 drive to Mt. St. Helens and eat at Patty's Diner (great food - and just before mile marker 19) enroute. And also, go check out the beautiful neighborhood/ponds/park (Lake Sacajawea Park) in the middle of the "Old West Side" in Longview, just a mile or two away. If we come back through this area, we will definitely plan to stay here again.
10/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
From looking at reviews of the various campgrounds in the whole Vancouver area, this rated the highest. But if this was the best, that's pretty sad, in our opinion! While neat and tidy, the place is cramped, not that friendly, expensive, and not pet-friendly! It's more like a glorified parking lot. And like a previous reviewer said, it has mostly seasonal, long-term folks who all know each other and don't really care much about transient newcomers (can't blame 'em necessarily, but it doesn't make for a warm, welcoming atmosphere either). The staff is OK (with one really friendly gal). Our rate was high, even with a discount for a week-long stay (would have been $45/night otherwise!), but almost everything in Canada is very expensive!! And finally, last but definitely not least: they make you walk your dogs all the way to the outside of the park before you let them go potty at all. That may be OK if you're parked near the front and it's not cold and raining out! But we were in the back and it was often cold and raining!! It didn't help that we saw the owner's dog running around loose in the RV park!?! Also the Wi-Fi kept dropping out, so someone in the park has to call and have them reboot all the time (whomever gets the most upset first, I guess). From the reviews and the crowding, I guess this place suits a lot of people: but not us. We were NOT happy campers here and will not be back. If I can't find a better place in the area, we just won't stay in Vancouver!!!
10/2011
rating [ 1/10 ]
The main reason for the low rating? The owner lied to me on the phone when making reservations. I specifically asked about the narrow sites (because of the reviews on this website), and he told me no problem! He wanted to refer me to a different review site, told me his sites were not narrow (unless we had a fifthwheel with 4 or 5' slides - we don't), and that he was tired of hearing all these lies about his sites. He was pretty hostile/defensive about it, and that was a warning flag for me, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt (I won't make that mistake again). I told him I'd take him on his word. Their website also specifies wide sites. When I checked in, I was told they were putting us in an extra wide space. Out of almost two years of full-time RVing, this was the narrowest site we've ever camped in!!! We have a 40' motorhome with slides on both sides (thus, about 2.5' on each side), and there were prickly bushes right up against each slide out. Fortunately no one was in the sites next to us, so we could walk through these sites to get from the front to the back of our rig. I concur that this is most likely an older park that was no doubt fine long ago, but does not accommodate the larger modern rigs at all. The plantings between sites are very pretty but also very prickly and take up any usable space. Most of the rigs at this place seemed to be long-term folks, and most were just trailers (no slide-outs). Those that did have slide-outs were up against the trees and bushes and were mostly fifth wheels that did not have compartments underneath that would be completely inaccessible. There was also an unpleasant septic smell at night. The two good points? Great laundry with reasonable prices, and the gal up front seemed nice enough (although continuing the "wide sites" lie to us). So...if you have a smaller/narrow rig with no slide-outs, this place is OK. But, for us, we would never stay here again, both because of the narrow sites and the guy (sounded like he was the owner) who lied right in my ear about them. Shame on him.
10/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
I might be pushing it just a bit giving this CG a 10 because of the proximity to the freeway and thus a bit of noise, but it's such a nice RV park other than that. Lots of space in most sites, great laundry room. New dog park. Great cable TV selections, good water pressure, really nice staff, and fellow campers. We stayed here once before and would definitely stay here again if in the area.
10/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Technically, I should probably give this a little lower rating - because of no sewer hook-up and unlevel sites - but it was one of our favorite stops, so...! We extended our stay and were loathe to leave. It's a very pretty park, right along the MS River, with nice 50 amp sites for an unbelievably low price!! There's also a nice bike trail that runs right through the park and alongside the river. We got a little confused getting here - turns out there's an exit off the I-80 (Exit #1) onto Route 84 that takes you straight to the park! Somehow our GPS had other ideas... Also, it's not obvious where to go when you first get here. The campground is on the river side (there is more of the park across the road for picnicking, etc.). Just go "straight" on the main road till you get to the office (a ways in). If no one is there, just pick out your spot and pay them when they get back. We would definitely stay here again if in the area!
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed mid-week and late in the season, so we had a good experience. Only a few other RVs, apparently just parked, waiting for their owners to come on game weekends - this is Notre Dame country. And because of this, we understand that this campground transforms completely on those weekends - prices almost doubling and police being called in to keep the peace. So we wouldn't plan on being there on those weekends! But during our stay, it was fine. Closer to reasonable rates, friendly staff, a fenced-in pet area, very quiet, and they have cute, friendly goats!
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very nice park. We had it almost all to ourselves, being this late in the season and a Sunday afternoon. But they have a pretty setting, with nice trees (and open sites too) and a nice pond, and they have very friendly staff. We only stayed one night, but I wish we could have stayed longer and explored the area a bit more. The fall colors were still fairly nice here. The only improvement I could see right off is to relocate the fenced-in pet area and make it bigger! It's so small, it's a joke! There was only room for our two dogs to barely turn around in! But the rest of the park is great for walking dogs, and we would certainly stay here again if in the area.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great kid-family RV park! We were here to visit a friend who lives in Detroit, but our visit landed on the same weekend the park celebrates Halloween. It looked like a lot of fun, even though we don't have any kids (only the furry kind). We were sorry to miss out on all the fun. Our fellow campers, while obviously making the most of the occasion, were all really well-mannered, good neighbors. It was a busy place though, so if you're looking for peace and quiet, you might want to see what's on their calendar first. The person I talked to on the phone for reservations and then saw in person for checking-in was OK, but wasn't the friendliest or most helpful I've come across. And there was train noise, as the tracks run alongside the campground. As other reviewers have noted, the FHU sites might have less train noise as they are farther away (but not a lot). We were in the middle section. Water pressure was good and high. And do beware if you're camping here anytime soon (mid-October.) The SB on-ramp and NB exit are both closed on the I-75 and we saw major pile-up of traffic SB on a Saturday morning!
10/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
My husband doesn't usually get into the rating of parks we stay at, but he did on this one. He wanted to give it a 3. I had to give it a little extra for the potential that the "new" owners (have had it over a year now, I believe?) might still use to their advantage. But it was extremely cramped for maneuvering - my hubby was just barely able to get our 40' rig in and out of the place. It has cable but only 3 channels - hardly worth having. I don't think they had many 50 amp sites. The only Wi-Fi they have is in a specific room (so we used our Verizon air card - other reviewer was right, that has good signal there). Their are train tracks right behind the last row of sites, and while we were more removed and only heard one train go by - it scared us half to death! It was in the middle of the night and woke us both out of a sound sleep (no horns but still loud). Since it was raining when we got there, the owner switched us into a different site, which was a pull-through. I know she was trying to be helpful, but the site she moved us to was very unlevel, and I was afraid our geriatric dog wouldn't be able to get in or out of the RV with such a big step at the end! Thank goodness he made it without injury - but that's not the kind of thing we want to experience! As the park is currently set-up, we would not recommend it or stay there again. The playground looked nice, and they had decorated a bit for Halloween, which was fun. The owners seem like nice people, and I want them to do well, but I have to be honest. With some substantial changes, maybe. Other reviewers have given it very high marks - ones we can't agree with - so obviously other people enjoyed their stay more than we did! So maybe that would be you too? Just giving our opinions on our stay...
10/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was a very nice park to stay at! A nice change from the place we were just at. It is very easy to maneuver in, has great trails next to a stream at back for walking pets or photographing fall colors, has a wonderful ping pong set-up (and pool table as well) that we have enjoyed using every day, and while a little pricier than some - they at least gave us a small PPA/Good Sam discount over the Columbus Day weekend (which is more than most parks would do, I think!). It's the kind of place that makes you want to stay longer - very comfortable and close to the cute town of Bristol. The only question I have about them is the office apparently closes pretty early (5pm?), so just be warned about that (I needed quarters to finish laundry and had to get them from neighbors). Not a big deal if you know it ahead of time.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
GREAT VIEW!! Probably the best view in the area -even taxis were bringing passengers to the campground to see the view! A bit pricey, but at least there is a reason for it. The campground Wi-Fi was good and good water pressure. We just stayed one night as we were on a tight schedule. Do be warned to expect very steep downhill/uphill into/out of town, depending on what direction you're traveling (uphill out of town if you're heading north out of Perce).
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wow, one of the most beautiful/peaceful campground settings we've seen! Sites not too level, but good Wi-Fi. You can go swimming right in front of your RV if you want! Big tide changes. We took the Confederation Bridge over and back, and it's about $60 for an RV + towing (you only pay on the way out). We enjoyed the authentic Anne of Green Gables home sites and touring the scenic pastoral island in general.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Another great Canadian campground! Beautiful forest right along the ocean! The only downsides are having only one hook-up: 30 amp electric. But worth it! Great bike paths/roads! Awesome bog trail! Nice sites: but beware of the post site markers. They are just low enough to not be in driver's sight, but high enough to hang up on! We found this out the hard way. We were gifted with Canadian park passes so were not hit with the extra charges. Otherwise, this would've been a much more expensive stay!
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Municipal campground, right alongside the ocean. We were going to stay just one night but decided to wait out Hurricane Earl here. Good decision for us as Dalhousie is in a protected location (especially vs. the Gaspe peninsula, where we were headed!). The Wi-Fi was only available in the main office/tourist building, which was kind of a bummer - especially with all the rain. But the staff was very friendly and very fluent in both French and English. The teeny cafe next door had great soup. Not many choices at the cafe, but the food is good! Lovely lighthouse just yards away from campground. Great view. The biggest complaint we have is that the hook-ups are set up so that unless you park in a back-in site at the very back of the campground, or have extra long hoses for everything, you will not have the view/the hook-ups will be on the wrong side for most RVs. Also would be nice if they had 50 amp sites. And the streetlights are VERY bright at night...!
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this park! And the campground was beautiful!! However, there is only one campground loop with electric, and that's only got 30 amp. Different water fill spots available and a dump station out front. And the campground loops and sites are a bit tight for a long rig like ours (40 ft). But well worth it! Our Virgin Mobile rocket stick was able to get just enough signal here to work OK. We highly recommend checking out the Grande-Graves site. The Mt. Ste Alban hike/lookout tower has incredible views.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Two things make this CG a little hard for me to rate - most everything was in French so I'm sure I didn't know of all the services they had, and we were there during a bad storm, so conditions were certainly not optimal for recreation! The owners/staff mostly just speak French, but were friendly and, I think, enjoyed practicing their English with us! The CG wasn't fancy but was laid out in a way that was easy for us to get into our spot. It has great ocean-front views and access (with nice new stairs they built). The "3 service" hook-ups (water, sewer, and 50amp) were great, looked newly done. If I remember correctly, they don't take credit cards -so bring enough Canadian cash. Also, the CG is a little hard to find, since they are not on the main road through town, but rather on the closest parallel road to the ocean. But if you look on their website, they show a good little map layout. And they have a great German Shepard that I fell in love with! I wish it had been better weather for us for our stay here (I had wanted to go explore the Chic-Choc mountains, but with the storm, we couldn't even SEE them!), but I'm glad we at least had a good place (although exposed because of the oceanfront location) to wait it out.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We just stayed here as an overnight en route to Quebec City, but it was a nice campground. Not a whole lot of sites that would've been long enough for us (40 ft and towing) but a few. Good location - great little park of some sort just down the hill - incredible sunsets! Terrific IGA grocery store in town (and lots of other stuff!), a few minutes away. Great laundry facility.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice campground. Nice big sign out front - makes easier to find! Good Wi-Fi and cable TV. However, some of the down sides are: road noise (especially big trucks all night), water has a mineral taste to it, both our Verizon air card and cell phone couldn't get enough signal to work, and overhead branches have probably scratched our RV. We'd stay again.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
$38 a night, but was $35 with Good Sam, then $2 for internet, thus the rate posted. Pretty campground with low water pressure and tons of mosquitos. Would stay here again if needed an overnight enroute. It's not a destination campground.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I'm not quite sure why so many reviewers have given this park such high ratings. Usually we're in agreement, but not this time. It's just an OK place. Sites seemed awfully close together, very low water pressure, tons of mosquitoes, unlevel site, and I couldn't do much with the WiFi because "very low signal strength" and it kept just disconnecting (very frustrating if you need it to plan your next stop or for work, etc.)! Convenient to the Trans-Canada Hwy which also did mean hearing jake brakes at night, also trains, all still going at midnight. Had a nice view of the lake. They did have 50amps and a nice laundry: seemed to be cold water wash, but that seems to be true for all the maritime provinces so far. But we'd try to plan so as to avoid staying here again. We've stayed at so many, much nicer spots.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were in one of the up-front sites (they set it aside for us as I had asked them to do if possible). It was nice to see the great cove view across the street, but those sites are all just 30amp, and the traffic noise was fairly continuous and fairly loud. The sites in the back all looked pretty nice, as long as you stay well clear of the trash dumpster: pew! The gal at the desk (owner?) was very pleasant. The location is wonderful for seeing Peggy's Cove and for just being in this beautiful area in general. About an hour's drive or so to Lunenburg and half hour to Halifax. I can't remember for sure, but I think our rate was because of Passport America; great price!! Site was quite unlevel: bring your blocks!
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is with Good Sam discount, otherwise $48/night for 50amp site. I think it's $6/night cheaper to have just 30amp? Mostly a fine cg. Good location for Baddeck (don't miss the wonderfully done Alexander Graham Bell museum) and Cabot Trail. Nice stroll down to Bras D'Or Lake in cg. Only real gripe was the laundry. (I suggest you do yours elsewhere!) If it had only taken one run at the dryer, the load would have been expensive at $2.50/wash and $1/dry. But it took 3 drying cycles! So $5.50/load total! I told them, at the very least, they should post the repeated drying cycle necessity so people know what they're getting into. Better yet, just get dryers that work like they should! Also, the sites aren't that level, as seems to be the case in all of Nova Scotia, so be prepared.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice cg with a good location, close to Boothbay Harbor. They have a big rig section that bares a slight resemblance to a gravel, hillside parking lot, but it's not too bad, especially if you're on the outskirts and not in the middle. The middle sites have built-in decks, which some people like, we don't. They just made getting around our slide-outs awkward. You can walk down to the water (mostly a tenting area) which was very beautiful (but buggy, of course!). They have a shuttle into town (3x/day), but we didn't end up using it. For the best lobster, go to the Lobster Dock: but don't be in a hurry. They are popular, and dishes are cooked as they are ordered. (Gee, what a concept!) If you happen to need a vet, I can highly recommend the Boothbay Animal Hospital (nice facility and reasonably priced), and has probably the best vet I have ever met/dealt with! (Having been interested in becoming one and having lots of pets over the years, I've met quite a few). Traffic is nuts in southern Maine, and we will probably avoid that whole area in the future, but this is a nice cg in a nice town.
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Rate is with Passport America, which they accept for certain days. Otherwise, with Good Sam, it was $28. This is a very nice cg! Would highly recommend it, but don't take our place because we will probably be back here soon! The place is run like a good business as they keep everything moving smoothly. (Well mostly: I had called for an extra night and that somehow didn't get recorded, but with some scrambling, juggling, and luck, they were able to make it work last-minute). They have a pretty decent restaurant, sort of on the premises. And also have nice trails (snowmobile trails?) in back. Do take care with some of the roads in the area though, as they can be very rough in spots!
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very pretty cg. Like a very nice park it was well maintained with mown trails everywhere. Easy to get into but not level sites. Tight cornering to check-in/get into cg. A rather strange layout in the front part. Washers/dryers only have cold water (and no signs indicating that), are ancient-looking, and don't always work. Rate is with Good Sam discount. Would stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
As some have stated, the FHU (incl. 50 amp) camping fee is $35, but you will also need daily park permits (or annual passes) for each camping member. Friends gave us the gift of covering the park permit parts so that made the decision to stay here MUCH easier! At $50 per night I'm not sure I would've signed us up, that's a pretty big splurge! But having said all that, it's a gorgeous park! We stayed in Chignecto North in site A 3, which was a pull-through. Sites A 1-10 all looked to be pull-throughs and a lot of green space between sites. I don't think you can reserve a specific site ahead of time though, the cg workers do that when you get there. Awesome hikes. Great trails all over to walk pets too. Very quiet CG, esp. at night! The Tides restaurant down the hill in Alma has the BEST shrimp I have EVER had! A lot of folks rave about Hopewell Rocks, so we went. Pretty much felt ripped-off and disappointed. If you know the Oregon coastline, don't bother with this bit. If not, maybe it's worth the $8/person or whatever. So only complaints are too expensive and low water pressure. Otherwise, love it! One of my favorite spots!
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pretty rural cg, spacious sites, nice-looking pool. Good cable TV and WiFi. Nice ATV trails in back. Would've been a 10 if our site had been level (was one of the most unlevel ones we've had, couldn't get leveled even with blocks on one side), if price had been a bit lower, and if clothes dryer had done the job (took two runs @ $1.50 to get things dry; I did mention this to cg owner, hopefully that will get fixed). We were here mid-week so things were calm and quiet, not sure what weekends might be like. With ATVs (even though trails located in the back), might get a little noisy? Lots of seasonals but most nice-looking enough. Off the beaten path, but we would stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
The Good: Park is more reasonably priced than some in the area, and they did have 50amp electric. (Entire cg power blinked off once, but only momentarily. Enough though for us to have to restart both our computers). And the "safari field" was nice enough: up on top of the hill but nice with grass and a few trees. The Bad: There are lots of small, narrow roads to drive to get to this cg (typical New England I guess). The cg is basically on a hillside, so be prepared for uphill/downhill driving, and the roads are dirt and rough as reviewers have said, with some tight turns. Only a few sites have sewer, and I think those are 30amp sites. If you want 50amp, you will not have sewer! And one weird thing: even though I signed us up for a pull-through site, and they had lots of them empty, the gal at check-in was going to put me in a back-in site. I heard her do it to another person to. Not sure why. But another guy here knew I'd also asked for a spot with a shot at satellite signal, so he put us in a different site: a pull-through! So thank you to that one guy, (and not sure about the rest?!) We've now stayed at two cgs in Massachusetts, and I can't say we've been impressed with either one! But it seems the only cgs they have in this state are either so-so, slummy or way too expensive! So, in the future, we may just avoid Massachusetts.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
My husband and I started full-time RVing at the end of Jan. We have gone from San Diego to down in FL and now up to NY. We've stayed at a lot of RV parks (and before we went full-time as well), and this is definitely one of my top 5 places - maybe even #1. So, for me, it's a 10!!!! Not all sites have everything, and we needed to go without sewer hook-up and couldn't get satellite reception where we were located. And there are several trains going by day and night, which can be a bit of a bother, if you are a light sleeper as I am. But all that said, I was so grateful they had one 50amp site left!! Their last 50amp site was a tent site, and it took a bit of maneuvering to fit in right with our 40' motorhome, but we made it fine, and the space was very large and private! And they have a honey wagon service 2x/wk, so that really wasn't a problem. And for the price (which reflects a Good Sam discount), it was a great deal! The place is just gorgeous!! Lots of big beautiful trees, acres of manicured lawns, and it's right alongside the Mohawk River! The owners of the cg work very hard to keep everyone happy and are authentically sweet people. And so are the fellow campers there - esp. the seasonals! They all kept their places looking nice and were just really nice folks! And while we didn't spend much time in downtown Schenectady, it looked to be refurbish and nice. And another huge plus is the Erie Canal trail that's so easy to access from this RV park! It's a wonderful biking trail, and you right by the locks - old and new! Also, the Adirondacks aren't that far away. I've never really considered doing the seasonal thing, staying in just one place for several months but I can see why someone would do it here and if we're ever in the area again, we'd like to stay for a much longer time! This place is popular, so you'd better book ahead if you can! If you want a pool, developed doodads, and lots of kid activities, etc., this probably isn't the right spot for you. It's just a beautiful place, with really nice people, and gives off very good vibes!!!
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We loved this cg! Mostly the scenery as it's just a lovely place! Very photogenic and since I love to take photos, this was definitely a bonus! But it also had full hook-ups. And the price, while a little on the high end for what we look to pay, was as reasonable as anything else in the area. It was $35 for full hook-ups plus $2/night for the 50amp. They only have one washer and one dryer, and the dryer mostly worked but left clothes a bit damp. (I emailed the owners, hopefully they will get that fixed.) But otherwise, wonderful place! As soon as we saw the layout and our site, we signed up for two more nights right away. The river, running into Oneida Lake, runs right alongside the cg, which was wonderful for our two dogs to play and cool off in! There is a big horseshoe-shaped pond that many of the sites are located on. So, one warning: as with most places with so much water, the mosquitoes are bad after dusk! But no problem during the day. Very spacious sites and open feeling in general. We got good Verizon and satellite signal. We would definitely stay here again if in the area!
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Really nice cg, in that it's very pretty, peaceful, and open. Right along the Seneca River/Erie Canal. We preferred our site, away from the harbor and the waterfront sites. They were too crowded looking: we got to look out on open space. Big grassy field my hubby could fly his RC plane in. Down sides are they only have 9 full hook-up spots, and only 3 of those have 50 amp. The latter were all taken so we ended up in a 50amp W/E site (of which they had 2 or 3). No satellite reception for TV (trees on perimeter blocked), but a few regular channels came in. Verizon aircard worked fine. Rate was Passport America ($15 for the first night, $30 for other two weekend nights). Very nice staff except for one, who was just OK. We rented a kayak from them (the Fuzzy Guppy part). If they got in more 50amp full hook-up spots, would be a 10 easily! They really do need to move their signs out front. They currently block access/egress for RVs!!
07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
All the stuff around Niagara Falls are a rip off! The Niagara Falls are beautiful and amazing of course, but you are nickel and dimed to death anywhere near here! And that includes this KOA. $50/night with the KOA card. This is very expensive!!! This KOA is an easy shot to the falls, as reviewers have said, it's in a nice rural, quiet area, and it looked to have a nice (and popular due to the incredible heat: heat index to 108!) pool. But other than that, it's just a plain cg with no cable TV, and we were unable to access anything with our satellite. We also needed our blocks for leveling. And yes, the mosquitoes and other nuisance bugs are pretty bad here.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This cg had a very nice feel to it. While surrounded by forest (and city on the outskirts of Erie proper), it was very open and each site had a fair amount of space. We didn't get a site near the pond, but we were here over the July 4th weekend, and I soon knew why! This place is very popular!! There are many people who live locally and just leave their trailers and fifth wheels here for weekend get-aways. I'd say they picked a good spot! And those folks are generally very tidy and friendly. Also, I think they ended up giving us a pretty good rate (if I understood the total charges correctly: won't know for sure till the next credit card statement). They, like everyone else, charge a lot for the holidays ($55/day I believe), but we were staying a whole week and were Good Sam members, and they did discount a lot for those things. So it came out being a bit more than we like to pay for so many nights, but much better than many other cgs in the general area. The little pond they have is nice to walk around (with our dogs). The pond is for fishing only, they have a pool for swimming. They're not a 10 because: 1) The WiFi only works at or near the office (although fortunately our Verizon aircard worked well enough.) 2) They only have two washers and dryers (I did my wash on the 4th of July so didn't have to worry about waiting on other folks), and if you're in the main section of the cg (like we were), you have to go through the bar-gate everytime you go to or from the laundry area. 3) We had to use our leveling blocks in the back because it had rained beforehand, and our jacks must've pushed the thin layer of rocks right into the mud below (so we were a little rickety the whole time). Would help if they had a second laundry room where they have the bathrooms for our section. And maybe a thicker layer of rocks on the sites? Or something else to create a sturdier substrate. Our satellite worked fine, and we have a 40' motorhome. If you want to check out an incredible, has-everything grocery store, go to Wegman's! And there's a yummy frozen custard place right across the street from the cg!
06/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
This would've been a nice enough place had the sites been level at all, and the owner more hospitable. It is quiet, although close to the freeway. Many seasonal folks, but tidy. And it was full hook-ups at a decent price (with Good Sam). Our site was the most unlevel we've encountered as full-timers! It looked like the only level sites in the whole cg, were those for the tents! At first, I found the owner to be friendly and trying to accommodate and help. He escorted us to our site and tried to guide my husband into place (he ended up putting us in a bad orientation, which he noticed himself, and we had to repark). However, shortly afterwards, we were walking our two kitties through the loosely organized, spread out play area when he came racing over in his golf cart to tell us no pets in the play area (not quite what his sign said: it said no dogs). It wasn't so much the poor signage/communication or the rules about the play area that was so offensive but rather his demeanor. We spent the rest of our stay wondering when we'd get pulled-over for some other hidden infraction (like walking our dogs anywhere at all!) The pet area he told us to use was a steep hillside! Ruined our stay at this cg and we will not be back. I've read other reviews that mentioned a "golf cart gestapo" but had never run into such a thing personally. But that is exactly the term my husband used after the incident, and he'd never read those other reviews! If you stay here, take lots of leveling blocks and don't expect any authentic hospitality. This is probably one of the lowest marks I've ever given, and it's because of the owner.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
The cg was nice enough, and we really liked our site (grass with nice trees for shade. It was a wedge shape on the corner of intersecting roads). I would've given it a higher mark except it was a 30amp site that was the first one where the breaker kept blowing on us, even with all of our appliances switched over to propane. All we were running on it was our AC, sorely needed due to the high temps! We ended up doing all sorts of hook-up gymnastics, with our two computers on a long extension cord, which ran off a different circuit from our AC, and my hubby plugged into the 20amp outlet. My husband thinks the breaker was actually OK but that it was the breaker panel that was old, and that the connection wasn't good. So that was a constant energy juggling act for us. Each time we needed to use the microwave or toaster or, we had to turn the AC off. And I decided not to even touch the convection oven!! But we absolutely loved the general area, it suited us perfectly! This cg is nicely located right in the middle of peaceful, beautiful Amish farmland. You could stand outside and hear the buggies and horses clopping by, and there were roadside veggie/baked goods stands all over the place. There were a couple of steep hills enroute to the cg out of Strasburg, but our RV (towing) made it. Another plus was the bluegrass jam session that happens every Saturday night. Great musicians! Also, this place had undoubtedly one of the best prices in the area!!!! I got very frustrated trying to find a reasonably priced and decent sounding place in this area! So, all in all, I have to give this cg a pretty high grade, even if the electricity was an issue.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A nice enough cg. We were parked in the back, right next to a huge grass field that my husband enjoyed flying his RC plane on. While our site was one of the ones closest to the road, there was very little road noise. Really, the only problems were smells (mostly from a neighbor's poorly connected sewer hose: it had plastic wrap over it!!) and variable water pressure (although most of the time it was good enough). A bit pricey (we were NOT here for Knoebels), but fortunately our Verizon aircard worked OK here, so we didn't have to dish out another $3/day for their WiFi!
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Fortunately, they did have one site that could fit us (we're 40'), but it didn't look like there were many that would! And while I had signed up on-line for a back-in site that was cheaper, somehow I was automatically put in a pull-through that was quite a bit more! I figure that's because they really DON'T have back-in sites that will fit big rigs! And their Wi-Fi worked well. And it was nice to walk down by the river. But it was darn expensive for a place that was fairly hard to get to (believe it on the long, narrow entry roads reviewers have mentioned!), had a tight, confusing site/park configuration, and while the smell wasn't that bad to me (much less offensive than if it had been a sewer leak as suggested by some), you could smell the dairy/cows nearby now and then. We wouldn't stay here again, except there really aren't many places in this whole area (incl. northern VA, WV, MD, & PA) that sound nice, are reasonably accessible for big rigs, and are affordable!!! (not that I would count this park as affordable!). And since there aren't many, the places fill up on weekends, so book ahead.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice enough place. A lot of permanent, or at least seasonal, folks. All the lakeside spots are taken by them: so don't plan on that! And they have quite a few people here to work in the area. But all of these folks seemed tidy and friendly, so no issue. Our site could've been a bit crowded, but one side remained vacant and the other side had a very friendly inhabitant, so that worked out fine too! They will redirect you if they find you walking your dogs anywhere near the lake, but they weren't mean about it. Not necessarily a destination cg but was a nice stopover and probably worked as well for a hub for our long day drives (to Chincoteague, Kitty Hawk, etc.) as any there would have. Nice laundry facilities. Our Verizon aircard had enough signal here. We'd stay again.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
The Good. A gorgeous area in general, close to Monticello, nice laundry facilities, very nice pool (although a bit of a walk to get to), nice pond and trail. The Bad. This is a confusing cg layout, place could feel overly tight and crowded if all sites were filled. The Ugly. An essentially non-existent WiFi, despite their claim. Yeah, they have it but JUST barely! My husband needs it for work, and I need it to plan our next stop (we're full-timers). Made for a very frustrating, wasted time, stay! I would not stay here again for that very reason. We have a Verizon aircard: it got zero signal at this cg. Same with our trac phone and magic jack. At least our site was level and had enough room for our 40'RV and truck: although the gravel road for everyone to go by on was so tight we watched RVs go by several times, fearing they would hit us (I think they feared they would hit us too!)! If you don't need any contact with the outer world, this is an OK place to stay.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great RV park in a gorgeous area! I hated to leave! Previous website summary of this park's facilities was a bit incorrect: they do have some sites with 50amp. The pull-throughs are unique. You park one in front of the other. Different but worked just fine, and that way you don't have to look at other RVs on each side of you: just a huge, beautiful grass field on one side (with forest behind it) and forest (with RVs under them) on the other! Laundry room was very neat and couldn't have been more convenient! An unexpected and unadvertised plus: they fly RC (radio-controlled) planes on their field! They're electric so totally quiet. If you're at all into this, it's a perfect place to do it. And even if you're not a participant, it's still fun to watch! I'd recommend the FATZ Cafe for dining in town: great food, great service! And there's a Wal-Mart and all sorts of other stuff. You can also access some of the prettiest parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway from here. We will definitely stay here if we're ever in the area again! Rate reflects Good Sam discount (was actually $40 for Memorial weekend days, but that's a special deal so I didn't figure it in).
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a beautiful park with great hiking trails. We stayed in site #1 (taking advice from an earlier reviewer) because we have a 40' rig, but my husband thought we could fit into many of the other sites OK. So if you are a good driver/parker and are adventurous, sites other than the "main street" ones (#s 1-5) might be fine also. But #1 worked out fine for us. Had to park the toad (truck) sideways in front of the RV to fit it but was OK. Not the most private spaces... Make sure you hike up at least a little ways up the Table Rock-combo trail. All the ponds and cascades are very pretty!
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
One of our favorites!! Beautiful view. Very peaceful and private feeling. Lake Murray is supposedly too far north to have alligators - I did go swimming and wasn't eaten, so...! Site was not level - we needed to use our wooden blocks to make it work. A lot of folks bring their boats because you can moor the boat right at your campsite! Go look at the campsites before you pick one, and just maybe you will find the perfect one for you too! If it had had sewer hook-up and 50amp, would've been a 10 for sure!!
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We like the state parks. They are cheaper and much prettier overall than their commercial counterparts. And this one was pretty too, and we enjoyed the hiking/biking trails. However, I preferred our stay at Crooked River. But if you want to be in the Savannah area, this is a good spot. As with Crooked River (and maybe all the GA state parks), there are only a few 50amp sites, and not all spots will fit 40ft rigs, so plan to get here early if you want those things! Also, beware of Wormsloe Plantation! The history of Noble Jones is very interesting, and the movie they show is quite good, but if you take a camera that looks like it cost you more than $500, they will ding you $25 for a photography permit, even if you're NOT a pro looking to sell your photos (and that's on top of the $5/person entry fee)! I was shocked and felt ripped-off, and I wasn't the only visitor that felt that way, trust me! I ended up just taking in my cheaper point and shoot, but if my hubby hadn't been with me, I probably would've just left! Also, if you're into alligators like I am, then visit the Savannah NWR. A 4-mile drive along rice fields with gators in or around the irrigation canals. Very pretty and fun spotting the gators! The CG price reflects a senior discount.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this park! With sewer hook-ups and more 50amp spaces, it would definitely be a 10! Very neat and tidy, private-feeling spaces with pretty surroundings and nice little trails. Cute armadillos, birds, and a few fireflies. About an hour's drive to Okefenokee, where you can catch a wonderful boat tour for only $17!! The CG only has a few 50amp sites, and those are first-come, first-serve, so get there early if you want one! Or if you are a large rig, like our 40ft! The rate reflects a senior discount.
04/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
A "mix bag," as some would say. The best part was Trout Creek: the RV park's setting is absolutely gorgeous!! We were in site #5, which is what they refer to as "waterfront." Also, our closest neighbors and the folks hanging out in front of the office ("the regulars," I guess you'd call them) were all very friendly. The staff was friendly and one of the gals working here, let us borrow her own extension water hose when ours wouldn't reach, which we really appreciated. But the place is very old and run-down. We have a 40' motorhome, and we were just barely able to make the turn into the RV park. From the direction we came from, going towards the office was nearly a U-turn! If you're not a super driver, and you're large, go somewhere else and un-hook before entering! Otherwise, I would highly recommend unhooking as soon as you come to the wide, straight section before the office, and just go on foot to find the office/take care of the paperwork, etc. The office is not obvious and has smaller roads going around it. And having extension hoses with you is also not a bad idea. In order to have our water and sewer hoses reach, we would've had to back our RV up so far, its rear end would've hung up on a burm. So we opted to go without sewer hook-up and to get an extra water hose. Fortunately, we got the loaner water hose, and we ended up being able to JUST reach the sewer hook-up with our hose stretched tight and one person working each end so were able to dump a couple times during our stay. The real price was $38/night because of the tax added on, so I think the price was too high for what we got. However, after all that, the spot was so beautiful, I'm very glad we stayed here! The frogs made so much noise at night: I loved that too! One of the fishermen also pointed out a manatee swimming along the river's edge! And if you go into St. Augustine itself and like alligators at all, go to The Alligator Farm. It's awesome!! Not a farm at all, more of a small zoo focusing on gators, crocs and conservation. It's also been around so long it's an official historic site! One of the great parts here is the swamp, where native birds (herons, egrets, storks, roseate spoonbills) nest right above the gators! It was also baby bird season while we were here, and we were able to get within feet (sometimes inches!) of several nests, many containing already-hatched babies!!
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Beautiful area in general. CG nice enough, paved with dirt/sand sites. Unfortunately we ended up in their barest, "ugliest" space: #45. This was because I had to go through Reserve America, and they didn't know what site to recommend. They could only go by size. Basically, this whole Reserve America system is a bummer! I either have to make additional calls to the cg itself to get detailed information: (will we fit, what space should we pick, etc.) or just have the RA people guess! And be prepared that the park itself (the Headsprings) is about 6 miles away (you can access the Rainbow River from the cg though). The cg is nice, as other reviewers have gushed, but it is kind of expensive compared to other state parks. Also just fyi: be prepared for all the regulations regarding the Rainbow River. For instance, in the park itself, you can only swim in this one little roped-off area. Downstream aways, you can also swim but you have to have a diver flag thing! Overall, I have to say I preferred Manatee Springs, just wish it had sewer hook-up. And lastly, google this outfit (Singing River Tours, in Dunnellon) for a fantastic boat tour that goes on both the Withlacoochee and Rainbow Rivers, for an outrageously low price (was $10 per person for a 1 1/2 hour ride!!)
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
I have to give this park a high rating because it's so pretty. We loved staying here! However, you need to know we were in a 40' motor home, and it was a bit tricky getting into our site! Lots of trees in the way! I doubt they can fit many of us big ones there at a time, and you really need two people to coordinate the maneuvering! Also, the road in (several miles) is quite narrow and no shoulder! It didn't help that it was pouring rain while we were on this unfamiliar, narrow road! Just the luck of the draw. But we made it, and we're glad. Yes, it's out in the sticks, but it's a lovely spot. You can go check out the Gregory House. The rangers give tours daily (10am on weekdays, 10am, 2pm, and 4pm I think on weekends, we ended up not having time to attend). Nice view of the Apalachicola River from here. And lots of trails to hike. The CG itself is mostly sand but easy to drive on, even when wet. My hubby said the bathrooms and showers were spotless. They had one washer, which had an out of order sign on it, but I guess the dryer worked. The rangers and hosts at the park all very nice people. And I couldn't believe it, but we had a good satellite signal here! They were expecting more of a crowd for the weekend, but we were lucky to be here when things were pretty quiet. Price seemed cheap, even without senior discount (only FL residents get any discount at FL state parks).
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a gorgeous campground! You have to register at the marina, which is a couple miles from the CG, and I didn't feel the staff were particularly helpful or friendly - over the phone or in person. But the CG itself made up for all that! We stayed in Deer Court, which had sewer hook-ups (not all the loops do) and very easy pull-through sites. Only a few yards to the lake, beautiful trees, great spot for a little biking and walking. Only minutes to the lovely older part of Eufaula - although the weekday afternoon traffic through that part is HORRENDOUS!!! Also the little River City BBQ place is wonderful (between town and the CG)!! Rate reflects senior discount.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this park! The only down side is they didn't have sewer. But otherwise, it's really beautiful. Under huge trees, and our site was by the lake. We have a 40' motor home so the hosts were very nice to pick a different site than we'd been signed up for. They gave us #15, which actually shared with another one (16?), but because they were so joined at the hip, most people who were site-shopping thought they were just one site and went on by. So we got this huge spot all to ourselves! Felt very private and spacious. They also have a nice playground and 2 new-looking washers and 2 dryers (each only $1). Many folks bring their boats and use the park's boat ramp for fishing and lounging. We biked all over the park. It's a bit out of the way but in a quiet country setting and worth it! And how can you beat the price (with Golden Age Passport - senior discount)?!
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a lovely place to stay. Our site was probably one of the best #17. It was a back-in that afforded more privacy. Great place for swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, etc.! Hardly any critters (just a couple birds) in their wildlife rehab, but that should be a good thing! It was too bad they were full when we first got to Birmingham. I would've much preferred to stay here over the Birmingham South CG! Much prettier, cheaper, and quieter! Would've been nice to have had 50amp, but we went on propane for most stuff so we could use a the 30amp for AC. Our rate reflects a 15% senior discount.
04/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
WARNING: If you are a light sleeper/not used to very loud train horns all night, don't choose this park! I almost gave this park a "1" simply because that's how many hours of sleep I got the first night! One! But fortunately, with good ear plugs and total exhaustion, I slept better the second night and am feeling a bit more generous. The park is OK and has nice features (a great kid playground, a small fenced-in pet area, is close to a lot of stuff). However, it is VERY pricey for what you are getting. Compare it to staying in most state parks with nearly the same hook-up features for about half the price! The office hours are strange: often closed, evenings, and sometimes mid-day. Many of the pull-through sites are kind of short, so it's hard to fit your toad. And one of the things that may serve as an alert to me in the future: they won't even consider refunding your money should you decide on a shorter stay unless you make that call within the first hour of being here! I certainly had no idea about the loud trains within the first hour of our arrival! Now, all that said, apparently a lot of people aren't bothered by such noises, as I didn't catch any warnings about that in any reviews: until I looked deeper, into older reviews. One other thing: their strange pricing policy. I guess our rate for 50amp was $41, with Good Sam, they took $4 off, but then the tax rate was huge, which essentially brought the nightly total to $42. Too much. I wouldn't want to put them out of business, but I sure wouldn't want to stay here again. Only reason we ended up here was because Oak Mtn SP was already full for the weekend.
04/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
My husband said this was his favorite place we've stayed so far, and we've stayed in a lot of nice places!!! It's a beautiful park and a terrific rate with full hook-ups! We have a 40ft motorhome and were put in a great, level, fairly easy to get into, site. Yes, the roads are a bit narrow, but they are certainly do-able. Don't know about rain and puddling as we had beautiful weather! Would certainly stay here again! If you're not familiar (as we were not), I would recommend making sure you go over everything (including directions to your site) very thoroughly with the check-in person.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a gorgeous and fun state park! You do have to be careful with communications and reserving a spot if you have a big rig like ours (40' motorhome). We were warned to book ahead and we did. I called the park office to get help on reserving a full hook-up site that we could fit into. I thought I had done that, but some miscommunication must've taken place at some point. We fit fine but didn't have sewer hook-up. And from reading other reviews, that might have been for the best as the full hook-up spots sound like they have other issues. We did have to go dump once to finish out our 5-night stay, but other than that, we had a great space. This is a very popular park, especially on weekends. Great for biking, both on the park roads and also on the easy dirt trails. Never saw any gators ?? Folks feed the deer and raccoons near one of the trailheads around 6-7pm (photo op!). This is now on my Favorite State Parks list: we enjoyed our stay here so much! (Would be a 10 if there were easy, full hook-ups.) Rate was based on Golden Age Passport: how can you beat that price?!!
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great location on Dickinson Bay, just north of Galveston Bay. Our space had a wonderful view of the bay! Be warned though - this place has two names! On their website & paperwork, it's called "Galveston Bay," but signage and phone answering says "Via Bayou!" The park itself is all paved, but the road leading to the park (San Leon Dr.) is VERY rutted and potholed - be careful!!! May be leftover damage from Hurrican Ike. Don't know why they don't fix this... And there are a few potholes in the park too. So heed previous warnings - don't arrive the first time at night! A huge plus for us was the wonderful area they have for walking dogs (and cats, in our case!). Another plus was the friendly guy at the counter - we needed to extend a day (or longer - we didn't know at that point) because of a medical emergency, and they sounded very accommodating (turns out we only needed to stay one extra night)! The $38/night was for staying 5 nights. We had paid for a whole week, as it was cheaper ($190/wk vs. $40/nt), but we had only planned on staying 5 nights (although ended up staying 6, so the cost/night was actually $32 - confused yet?!). If you visit this area, go see the San Jacinto Monument and Brazos Bend State Park (unless you don't like alligators!). Incredible places. Too bad coastal TX tends to be so windy! There are some great places here though.
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice location, on Nueces Bay. Pretty nice campground. One negative for this RV park was our neighbor's sewer hook-up was placed right at our front door!?! A big negative for the area was all the wind!!!!
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had a back-in space, closer to the creek, which was nice. The creek is pretty, and we enjoyed walking our kitties and dogs by it. This is a nice enough campground, but I think the high marks most people give it are due to the social activities, which we didn't participate in. We meant to attend the Wednesday night weekly dinner ($3/person for spaghetti, caesar salad, garlic bread, and cheesecake), but we didn't make it back from our day's outing in time. The park has quite a bit of highway noise, but our RV is well-insulated and pretty soundproof, and I guess you just tune it out. The hot tub was in a fenced in, dark room at the back of the park. It didn't look too inviting, or used by anyone, and we didn't try it. The exercise room is back there too. It rained the day we showed up, and our rear leveling jacks sank down into the mud in our site! We had to put a big board we had with us (the motorcycle ramp we carry in our truck) down to put the jacks on. When the park gets rain, much of it gets muddy. There is not enough gravel covering everything. Also, the office is only open 10am-1pm on Sundays. I didn't know this and wondered why I couldn't get ahold of them to make a reservation. It also made it impossible to get quarters and do my laundry on Sunday afternoon (I'd forgotten about their closure)! If you do stay in the Johnson City area, try the Hill Country Cupboard. Their food, especially the chicken fried steak, is terrific! Also the Silver K in town is a neat place and seems to have very good food and a very talented singer there mid-day Sundays.
02/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
What a great campground! Right next to the river, with huge beautiful pecan-producing trees! It's not quite spring yet so just starting to green up but still pretty. Friendly owners and staff, and we were also given a really nice space. Resident ducks that go out to the river during the day but return to their duck pen every evening: very cute. Good water pressure: yay! Very spacious. You can just walk around the park and pick up pecans, which you can carefully shell (if you're too aggressive, you'll just mush the nut meat) and eat! It was like an Easter egg hunt for me! Also, there's good food at Mama Kay's Sunshine Bakery & Cafe. There was a bit more traffic noise than what I've gotten used to, but it wasn't too bad.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
It would be easy to give this RV park a poor rating simply because of where it's located. But that wouldn't be fair. This area is very industrial and not very pretty. It generally has harsh weather - windy and either too hot or too cold; but the RV park is fine. We were here to visit a friend and have some work done by Freightliner (they did a good job, by the way). It looks like a lot of folks live at this RV park while they're working in Odessa/Midland, but everyone seems to keep things pretty tidy. They have a nice fenced area for the dogs. They do rather squeeze the rigs in a bit, and the water pressure tended to be low (actually it varied moment to moment, which was strange). It snowed while we were here! A treat for me, but a nuisance when we ended up having to get the ladder out and slide the big ice chunks off the awnings so we could get the slide-outs back in!
02/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice campground on the edge of town. Big spaces. Easy enough to get around in. Very friendly staff. An unusual plus: they have an RV washing area (for a fee). Seem to be a lot of Sul Ross students staying at the park: they came from all over to study diverse topics and were fun to talk to. Only complaints were: the nasty stickers in a few spots. Only found a few, but one of our dogs is a real weenie, so everything comes to a halt when he finds one! However the low water pressure is the main reason this wasn't rated a "10". Also beware if you do laundry here: the dryers may not be as powerful as what you're used to.
02/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We agree with all the great reviews of this place! Two main points for us: the small, but very nice fenced dog park (which our 2 kitties enjoyed very much as well) and a very nice bathroom/shower facilities which we rarely use in campgrounds but had to this time since our water connection froze overnight! Also have to give the Carlsbad Medical Center a plug. One of our poor kitties accidentally (the other kitty did it) got her paw rolled up in our truck window, freaked out, and bit my finger when I stupidly tried to calm her (we got the window down, and she's just fine). Infection ensued, and I needed antibiotics. The ER was the only thing open on a late Saturday afternoon. It took a few hours as they were busy, but they got the job done and were very friendly!
02/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
My husband, myself, and our 2 cats and 2 dogs are very glad for this KOA. The other reviewers are right - the view sites here are wonderful!! I like to take photos, and the scene of the city and the rugged mountains behind it is pretty spectacular. They had hook-ups on both sides, so we could just pull right in. The spaces and lanes are all wide enough. There is pea gravel (which unfortunately gets stuck in your shoe treads and brought inside), which they actually rake daily! Keeps things looking very tidy. There is fenced dog yard - not big, but big enough. We just ate at La Posta in Old Mesilla area - good food. We probably won't plan on spending much more time in Las Cruces at any point, but if we pass through again, we will certainly plan to stay at this KOA!
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you want to be more out in the country, to have more spacious sites, AND a cheap rate, this place is great! Most of the Tucson parks sounded more like RV cities! I guess they have more "amenities" and activities, but we don't care about that stuff. This is about 10 miles outside of Tucson proper and is surrounded by cacti, critters, and hills. I'm grateful that the RV park, next door, was full! They look much more crowded there! One of the owners here, was very patient with me. As we were just starting our full-time RVing adventures, preparations took longer than we'd figured (and storms delayed us), and I had to keep calling and changing our expected arrival date. And then we ended up getting in 1 1/2 hours later than I'd told her we would (forgot time difference with San Diego) and in the dark. At first, I couldn't find anyone (office is in the back) and was afraid we wouldn't find a spot, but the other owner, (they're a couple) found us and got us set up temporarily for the one night. Phew! In the morning, we were moving into the long-term spot we'd been assigned, and some other folks showed up, claiming we were taking their spot! There was a little squabble as apparently these people had been promised the same space. We ended up moving right back to our "temporary" space. A little extra work for us, but no big deal really. And our spot is on the pavement, which may be a bit better when it rains tomorrow! So, while mistakes/misunderstandings happen, it all got worked out, and everyone had a space in the end! They have overflow boondocking spots close to the road. Other than that, all the spaces look good, with the ones at the back being adjacent to some park with tons of desert trails. They have an enclosed dog run, which is helpful since one of our dogs prefers to run free to "do her thing!" Also, I had read that there was large rock all over that was hard to walk on. I was a bit worried about that but have found it's not an issue. It's not that big or that bad, and they've put smaller gravel in parts as well. Overall, I'm just very grateful we found such a nice park. It's really what I'd had in mind, and that they were able to accommodate us, even with our changing itinerary!
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We're really glad we found this place! It's right off the US-40 (and just a few miles west of town), but is amazingly quiet and peaceful. My husband's work often depends on internet access, and the wifi here is excellent - better than any at any other campground we've stayed at (and we've stayed at many!!!). It's at least as good/fast as our cable broadband at home! Apparently, the owner has experimented with different types and locations over the past year or two but has recently come up with the perfect high-speed wireless set-up. The owner is very friendly, easy-going, and always checking on things to make sure all is working properly. It is a pretty new park, so the trees have yet to grow to provide shade, but the area is surrounded by beautiful scenery. And if you get an answering machine when you call, be sure and leave a message - he's a busy guy, but he'll get back to you! And to that reviewer who thought they should have gone on to "that other campground" - I highly recommend they read the reviews for it first!!!! Eagle Soaring has better reviews and is priced competitively.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great location right off the I-80 freeway but surprisingly quiet. Nice shade trees and grassy strips. Price reflects 10% Good Sam discount and 5% less for paying in cash. Pool looked clean and was obviously getting good use (it was over 90 degrees here today). Also would like to recommend a fabulous restaurant if anyone reading likes Japanese food. It's called "Tempura" and is at 221 on 6th St. And you're in luck: Great food!! Pretty surprising to find such a good Japanese place here, but it made it that much more of a treat!
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
I see this park has had some kind of negative ratings. I want to balance those out by reinforcing the positive ones I can now testify to - the beautiful location and park-like feel!! I never used the bathrooms/showers (didn't need to - we were in an RV and had full hook-ups for the first two nights), but they did look run-down all right. The office is also a bit like a cave -maybe they were trying to lower their electricity bill by leaving the lights off? So I can understand the lower ratings because of these things. However, this place is on the St. Louis River and has waterfront trail all along its edge, as well as being a block away from the Willard Munger trail. Even though much of the weather was cold, rainy, and windy during our stay, I loved walking our dogs on the trail and hanging out on the dock, looking at the beautiful scenery. Staying at the campground, I forgot all the city life surrounding us! And there were fireflies along the water's edge as well! What a treat!!!
06/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This campground had a lot of positives! It's a wonderful green, peaceful oasis, right in the middle of Salt Lake City! It's only a few blocks from the Temple Center. And it borders the Jordan River, which makes for a very convenient and pretty dog walk area!! We'd definitely recommend this place to others staying in the area!
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pros: Nice, park-like setting with lots of mowed area to walk dogs (and cats!). Location? (not sure how many other campgrounds were in this area) Cons: Owner OK but not too friendly, place feels like they don't really care if you have a good stay or not: "here's our KOA, take it or leave it." There's also a lot of highway noise during the day. There is very low water pressure!! Driving your rig through the campground is a bit difficult. Instead of making larger roads and wider, easier turn areas, they put rock obstacles on all the corners!
07/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Generally, we've come to rely on KOAs as providing consistently decent campgrounds. But this one definitely ranked lower on our list! This was primarily due to the poor layout, overcrowding, and mixed-in permanent/seasonal residents. If you're into the pink flamingo look, this place is for you! If you don't, look elsewhere! And if you like getting lost and knocking on RV doors for help (as one poor lady did with us one night, and I saw one other bewildered person walking around during daylight, obviously unsure of where their RV had gotten to!), then you'll love it here! It was just OK, although obviously popular - maybe because of location/fishing opportunities? But I wish we hadn't hurried so much in making reservations at the last minute and had tried another place instead!
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice, quiet campground, offering many shaded sites. The town of Kewaunee has a lovely harbor. It is on the southern edge of Door County, and after exploring Door, I'm glad we didn't travel so many more miles through all the touristy traffic jams with the motorhome, only to find a less-decent, more expensive campsite! The only downside is no cable TV and the advertised Wi-Fi is only in the office.
10/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
We had a bad experience here and won't be returning! We had spent all day driving up there from San Diego and were tired and ready to stop. We ended up accidentally missing the office and getting lost and stuck in a place where we didn't know where to go next and wouldn't be able to turn around without unhooking our tow vehicle. I had to hunt someone down to help us figure out how/where to check in. And because they wouldn't answer his walkie-talkie calls, he had to take me all the way to the office, get me checked in, and then take me the fairly long ways back to our vehicle. He escorted us to our site and then proceeded to direct us through in a way that left us with the hook-ups on the wrong side! So, we had to get back out and figure out how to get in facing the right direction. And even though the site was supposed to be a "pull-through," we had to unhook our vehicle AND go diagonally through our neighbor's site (thank goodness it was vacant!) in order to both get out and to get back in because of concrete poles they had on both ends of the site driveway that made turning in/exiting impossible!!! All in all, it took way too long to accomplish, and the site was definitely not as advertised! And all this for a place that's the most expensive we've stayed at by far!!! The only positive things I can say about it are that it has a nice little dog park area and that the grounds are grassy with trees and fairly nice (although be careful walking around - the ground is very uneven!). I was so mad after that experience, I emailed the general KOA office. That was nearly a month ago, and I haven't heard anything back - and probably won't. Disappointing. And it wasn't just our ignorance that got us disoriented on check-in! As we were leaving the next day, we witnessed at least two other RV drivers experiencing equal confusion (going in the wrong place, coming back out, and having to attempt a challenging U-turn). The signage there is awful!!! Beware!!
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nicely landscaped (with some little trees turning all sorts of beautiful fall colors!). Great spots with concrete or asphalt for the RV/tow vehicle parking but grass alongside. Trees surround the park. Do know that there are no refunds (not an issue for us, but something folks should be aware of!). Also, they require that you have blocks under your jacks to protect their surfaces. Nice location near (but not in) Eugene. Right off I-5, on Highway 58. Some reviews said highway noise was a bit of a problem, so I asked for a site farther from the road, and that helped a lot. Nice staff. Many RVers were there for extended stays (e.g., for the whole summer), but they have fairly high standards for RV appearances, and also all owners seemed to take pride in keeping all their stuff looking nice. Nothing junky-looking here. Would stay here again.
10/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wow! What a view!! I had read negative reviews on this place but realized they were mostly about crowding issues in the summer, which would probably not be applicable to us in Oct./Nov. And they weren't! There were only a few other RVs and a couple of folks using the Kabins. Whether by park manager design or happy coincidence, no rigs were put in sites in front of us, which would've obliterated our wonderful view. Because this KOA is on a bluff, it's possible to get great views of the Alsea Bay Bridge and the bay. The camp manager and staff were very friendly and helpful. And some of their kids even went RV to RV on Halloween night GIVING out little bags of candy!! We're sorry to be leaving. This is the first campground that has inspired me to sign up and do reviews! The price I quoted was including the KOA member 10% discount.
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