As of April 2013, the park is under new management. The new owners are in the process of renovating the rec hall, updating the facilities, and generally sprucing up everything. The park now is a gem -- level sites and a beautiful lake with fish and wildlife -- so it will be amazing when they get done. The new owners could not have been nicer. It is near a highway, but we never heard noise at night (trees are in between). Our rate reflects the Passport America discount.
This park is a wonderful surprise! The sites are big, level, and well spaced. A central area is grassy and park-like. The owner is helpful and very friendly. One morning, we saw a group of wild turkeys roaming through the park. There is no clubhouse or activity center, which is the only negative we found. As others have said, the seasonal sites are very neat, clean, and well kept up. We would definitely come back here!
This park is full of permanent people and their yards full of junk. Junk is everywhere, and we could see people peeking through dirty windows at us, TVs blaring. The rate has been lowered to $10 because the park is in such disrepair. It was scary and creepy, and after getting the information and seeing the place, we chose not to stay.
This is nothing but a parking lot for a ski resort, but they do allow overnights during the summer. It used to be free (and some camping books state that it is), but sometime in 2010 they began charging $10 a night, with a maximum stay of 5 nights. Normally we try to spend money in places that let us boon dock for free, so we had planned to have a nice dinner in their restaurant and maybe take the tram to the top of the mountain. Instead we paid them $10, period. We won't come back here.
Very nice owners, and they obviously take pride in the park. Sites were well maintained and kept up. Each pull through had hookups on both sides, so you could choose where the sun hit your rig. Wi-Fi available, but was sometimes fast and sometimes slow. Our rate reflects Good Sam discount and a "buy 6-get one night free" promotion. Easy drive to Talkeetna, grocery, liquor, and hardware stores a few miles away.
The view in this park is well worth the closeness of the sites. It is right on the fiord, with mountains in the background. Bald eagles fly over in the morning and evening, and huge cruise ships pass by about a hour after they leave Skagway. While the sites are narrow, the owners make sure everyone is parked with enough room for slides. We have a 40 foot motor home and had no problems. There are really only 2 parks for big rigs here, and the other one, while it does have larger sites, is more expensive and does not have the view.
There were some sites for very small rigs that were on the lake. Ours faced huge ugly tanks and a loud generator that ran all night long. Very tight -- if all the pull-throughs were filled, I don't think everyone could get their slides out. We paid $55 for a 15-amp site (which they didn't tell us up front)-- and we couldn't even run a computer and our microwave at the same time. PLUS, it was against park rule to run your own generator - EVER. At quarter to six, the noisy helicopter landed, so my sleep ended. They give you 20 cents a liter off gas, but the gas was 30 cents a liter more than anywhere else nearby. Food prices in the restaurant were ridiculous, too. The young man who checked us in was rude and uncaring. Other than the lake being pretty, I'd rate them less than 1 if I could.
Very friendly, caring staff: they went out of their way to help us. The only downside was the size of the roads: very narrow, but doable in a 40 foot rig. One turn seemed way to small to make, but we did. Just take it slowly. Coming out either drive meant a hitch scrape when the toad was not connected. Great taco place next door!
The park's website says pets are allowed if they are on a leash and picked up after. At the registration desk, they have a sign with little pictures of dogs and cats saying there is a 3 pet limit. We were not allowed to camp here because we have 4 parakeets. No dogs, no cats, no hamsters, nothing else -- 4 little birds all in one cage who never leave the rig. This policy is the most ridiculous campground policy we have ever seen. I hope no one with a fish tank ever tries to stay here!
The campground was fine; the low rating is because they asked us to sign a statement that we would be liable for ANY damage to our site and we authorized them to charge our credit card to "repair or replace the damaged property or facility." I've never seen that before, and might have lived with that part, but the next line was a deal breaker: "I further agree that I will not dispute charges to my credit card made by Waco North KOA, and I will not initiate a charge back for any reason whatsoever." We refused to sign, and they backed down.
We camped in the Walnut Creek section. It was a very nice campground with modern facilities. We had a very large site, full hookups. Our only complaint was trying to figure out how to pay for the site! The park's entrances all had kiosks, but no one was there (probably because it is November). There was a self-pay slot, but the prices varied by the type of site, so we couldn't pay in advance as we didn't know what type of site we'd be in. So we drove in, chose a site intending to go back and pay, and THEN found out we were supposed to pay the campground host -- but only because we made a wrong turn and drove by the host's site where a sign said, "pay here.". A sign stating that at the kiosk would have saved us a lot of confusion.
As of October 2009, this campground is under new management, and the couple who now own it are as friendly and accommodating as you could want. We mentioned that branches on a tree near the office needed to be trimmed as they rubbed on the side of the coach, and a few minutes later he was out there trimming the tree. Our site was level and everything worked as promised. We would definitely stay here again.
This is mainly a big field with electric and water hookups. No frills, but the price is right! $12.50 is Passport America rate, but there are no restrictions on days of the week or length of stay. No services, but cg is close to everything in Mt. Pleasant. Pay by check on the honor system. Dump station is available.
The directions on the website are confusing - coming from the south, the street names change and there are no signs for the campground, so you think you are are the wrong road when you aren't. I called the day before I arrived to see if I needed a reservation, and was told I did not. When I got there, the woman at the desk was very patronizing because I didn't have a reservation, and acted as though she didn't believe me. They put big rigs in sites along the river, but they have very sharp turn angles and are difficult to back into or get out of. I saw many rigs using the site across the road from them to back and fill to get out, and it was just lucky that no one was in that site. The grounds of the campground are very nice, and the river setting is pretty. But the staff doesn't seem to be very friendly or helpful.
Very nice, pretty, and clean camp on a creek with ducks and geese. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. All the sites are back-in, but they have sites big enough for the biggest rigs and room to maneuver as you back in. Please heed the earlier warnings -- do not use your GPS to find the camp. Once in Edinburg, follow the signs instead. If you follow the GPS, you will end up on a narrow, steep, curving road that has a one-lane, 10 ton bridge with almost no guard rail at the bottom. It will be scary if you are under 10 tons but you will make it; if you are over, you will have to back up on a hill (with the curve) as there is no place to turn around. The signed route is well marked and will only take you a short distance further.