Yes, not the classiest place in the world and a little run down. And yes, a fair number of permanent residents. But not that bad, everything worked and nothing was horrible. The showers are all in one single room like gym class used to be. Not sure why anyone would consider that acceptable in this day and age but there are full hookups so no real reason to use the bathhouse anyway. Enough room for big rigs to maneuver but actual spaces are a little tight. One slide is no problem but opposing slides might be. Wi-Fi worked well and there was also AT&T 3G service. The real draw is the location, incredibly convenient to the caverns. Price is a little high for what you get but then again you would easily make up the difference commuting back and forth from Carlsbad, and being right at the park is more fun.
Very nice little unassuming park. Basic amenities, but what there is is very nice and well-cared for. The bathhouse has private rooms with toilet, sink, and shower. Gravel pads with plenty of room for maneuvering, easy for big rigs. Great Wi-Fi and friendly camp host. Not much signage, easy to find during the day but you might need to look carefully at night. Rate reflects weekly rate, would stay here again.
Very quiet, peaceful, and attractive park. Not large but clean and well-kept with spotless restrooms. Fairly good big rig access for a state park with about eight long pull throughs (the rest are back-ins and suitable for smaller rigs). Friendly staff. Right on the lake and there is day-user boater activity but it caused no problems (although it was late in the year and not very busy). No Wi-Fi but I did receive good AT&T 3G access (surprising due to the remote location in a canyon). Overall just very restful, and we stayed an extra day.
This is a full-timer/snowbird park with a selection of overnight spots. No one answered the phone prior to arrival but reception was friendly and there was a special giving the PA rate to everyone so price was good. Park is clean but it is older so slightly tight for big rigs with slides, but no real problem. Wi-Fi requires an additional $4.95/night fee. About 1.5 miles from the interstate and quiet. We just used it as an overnight stop and had no complaints.
I have not much to say that hasn't been said before, this is basically an open parking lot with hook-ups. Reception was professional and friendly, big rig access was easy (although we were not escorted to the site.) I would call it expensive for what you get except you are clearly paying for the location which is right on the strip, and walking distance to most of the big casinos. (OK, a long walk, but it's good good for you ;-) WiFi was free and worked well. What you see is what you get here and as long as you don't expect anything more than a great location you will be happy.
Well-kept and clean, everything worked, friendly reception. Relatively good price for a KOA. Very easy big rig access, all sites are pull throughs and are pretty level. Surface is hard-packed clay/dirt. Fairly near the interstate but noise was not a problem. Wi-Fi is free but speed was so poor it was nearly useless (even late at night). The area is remote with not much to do so good for an easy overnight stay.