Bella Terra was my pick of where I wanted to go for my birthday week. What else can I say that others haven't. It's clean, it's beautiful, it's first class, it's convenient to shopping of all kinds, outstanding restaurants, beaches and a host of other activities. I'm already planning our next stay there.
Rates are very high. Advertised at $45-95 per day. Location is excellent. The entrance sign is very difficult to see when approaching from the west. There is a realty office that blocks the view of the sign until you are all ready on it. It is a new park so everything is very clean. There are only a couple of sites that have trees, but they are not trimmed properly: particularly site 81. The sites are level, everything in the park is level. Nice pool with a great view of the sound. All waterfront lots except one are back-in. They will accommodate a 45'er with tow. I had to park across my drive because the trees were not trimmed and I could not back all the way into the site. Cable TV and Wi-Fi (almost as fast as I have at home which is on cable) are good. The excercise room has three machines that overlook the pool. Excellent, new equipment. No resistance training machines. Laundry next to the work-out room. Three washers and three dryers with space plumbed for three more of each. Clean bathrooms with one shower on the other side of the building. Access from the park or pool. Rec room under construction. I did not get the site promised when I made reservations. There was no escort, as advertised, to the site. The camp workers were friendly, but not particularly outgoing or helpful. I'll probably go back after I've made my next fortune.
Park staff and fellow campers could not have been more friendly or helpful. There was no brochure of park rules or any explanations given out on arrival. I did ask for and received a rough map of the park. There was no pool or rec room facility. None were expected. The sites are paved, either asphalt or concrete, and level. Good electrical (up to 50 amps) and water pressure. We had site 11, a long pull through that paralleled the river. It is a very relaxing, shaded area. Bring a portable dish if you want to receive satellite TV. Our rate reflects the Federal Park Service Senior Pass discount rate.
A long past its prime former KOA. The park has a worn and unkept look to it. It does does have a swimming pool, or at least a rectangular concrete hole in the ground that has some dark colored fluid in it. Our pull thru was very narrow. Step out the door of the coach and you had to be careful not to step on the sewer hose of the the RV in the next site. The site was pretty level and the hook-ups were good. There may be a few sites that would be OK if you needed to stay in the area for a period of time. Otherwise it is a place to park with hook-ups for a night. The selection on I-85 between Atlanda and South Carolina close to the interstate is rather slim.
We have stayed at this park several times over the past 5 years. There have been no improvements in the park in that time. This time there was a noticable deterioration in the roads and a lack of trimming of the scrubs to keep them from scraping your RV while making some tight turns. Road construction on US 90 (Mahan Drive) makes entry and exit from the park difficult and unpleasant (read very rough) at this time. This is not the fault of the park, but is a feature of the park until the road construction is completed. The price of an overnight is not compatible to the amenities of this park. The price has increased considerably over the years while the amenities have deteriorated.
Beautiful, well designed and maintained campground. We spent a week as part of a 73 coach rally, which the rate reflects the special rally pricing. We did have a back-in site on the lake. Hook-ups were excellent. We had a concrete patio, real well kept (mowed) grass and a small hedge between sites so that you were not looking at your neighbors plumbing while on your patio. Large pavilion that will probably accommodate 300. It had some of the cleanest restroom that I have ever been in while staying in a park. Should we in the area again, this is definitely a "return to" park.
We spent 3 nights in a large pull-thru (site 11). The site was level and we did have a view of the lake though we were not "on the lake". Overall condition of the park was very good. For the most part the restrooms and showers were clean. However, the urinal in the bathhouse was filthy and looked as if had not been cleaned in a long time. The rest of the bathhouse appeared to be fine. One negative is that at the dump station the road has an outward tilt to it. This makes it impossible to completely empty your tanks unless you put jacks down and raise the right side. We found the park quite restful. Weather was beautiful while we were there. Cool enough in the evenings that we could, and did, enjoy a nice fire. Fire rings with grill, stand up grill, picnic table, and lantern pole were provided at each site. We had good water pressure and a good 50 amp power connection. The extra distance to the Publix in LaGrange is worth it for shopping over what is available in West Point and Lannett. We looking foward to being able to stop over again.
Convenient, clean, level sites with good hook-ups. Very limited space between sites in the short term area. A couple of the sites do have small picnic tables. Very quiet for the couple of weekday nights we were there. Wife wants to go back and stay for the weekend so she can take in the Flea Market. Very convenient location in Houston for us that is close to family and friends. We'll book it again the next time we're in the area.
Good clean well equipped campground. Friendly helpful owners/staff. We stayed for a two night travel break. Will gladly stay there again should we go that way in our travels or for some reason need to stay in the Shreveport area for any length of time.
Very nice park. Level, clean, very good hook-ups. The overnight spots do not have a lot of extra room between sites, but are generous enough in length that it is not necessary to unhook the toad if you just want to park and sleep. Nice size and pretty well stocked store on site. Helpful, friendly staff just like you want to find wherever you go. We did not need/or have time to take advantage of all the amenities available but enjoyed the ones did. One exit away from a Flying-J for those so inclined. It's not the best Flying-J that we've ever stopped at, it has no RV pumps. The park is also situated close to a major RV dealer and a Camping World as well as all the shopping, restaurants and Houston traffic that you care to jump into. We will not hesitate to stop again next time we are in the area.
Very nice easy in, easy out. Level sites, clean, good hook-ups. Very pleasant, helpful staff. We stayed overnight. The put us in a convenient pull-through in the back as far away from the interstate and its usual noises as possible. Site was long enough that we did not have to unhook the toad. It will be on our short list of places to stay next time we wander that way.
Nice friendly park. Grass is way over due for mowing giving an unkept look. We had a long pull through allowing us to stay hooked-up on an overnight. Good water pressure in the 55 lb range. Excellent water and electric hook-ups also. All three conveniently located together and spaced for easy connections. Must love trains. The track is just on the other side of US 49 and they have numerous trains passing in the night.
Stayed 2 nights on a scheduled 3 night stay as part of a local club rally. The rally broke camp one day early because of forecast of severe weather with a strong possibility of large hail. Excellent campground with smooth paved streets, easy turns, large paved level sites with excellent hook-ups. Meeting room, hot tub, quiet area. Our club has re-booked for this fall.
Very clean well maintained park. Stayed here 3 nights as part of a local rally. One unit had trouble with the 50 amp socket on the pedestal, it was changed out immediately. Some of the scrubs are planted too close to the roads making turning in & out of some of the sites impossible with scraping the scrubs. Will not hesitate to come back.
Used a friend's site so paid considerably less than the posted rate. Mostly park models and travel trailers with a few motorhomes. Trash picked up promptly regardless of time of day it was set out. Park has a generally clean well kept, but crowded appearance. Some sites could be a real challenge to get into or out of. Utilities were good except the water pressure was extremely low. Heavy enough foliage that you can forget satellite TV. Cell phone did not work from inside the park. Park is about 8 miles from Gatlinburg. Sites on the roadside can get some traffic noise. A nice park for a family that wants to get away to a rural type setting with most of the amenities.
Very rough road (LA 433) from the I-10 to the park. Very narrow entrance with a deep drop off if you cut short. Roads are VERY narrow with some sharp turns. Level gravel sites with good hook-ups. The whole place could use some up grading as it looks very run down. Fresh gravel needed, repaving with wider streets, water and take care of what little grass there is. Pest control needs to be done to control the ants and spiders. Dogs allowed to be chained outside without adequate shade, water or food. We stayed four nights so received the 4th night free bring the overall cost down to $29 a night. Stayed here as part of a club rally to have easy access to New Orleans. Site was quiet and everything worked. Scenic it's not.
We have stayed at Leisure Time several times on an overnight basis. The facility is well maintained and reasonably priced. Hook-ups are good. Water pressure is the best that we have had at any park. This last visit we had a site overlooking the little creek that runs down one side of the park. We might go back to stay a few days and relax by creek. A nice staff. We have enjoyed our overnights there and will definitely "stop-in" again.
Stayed at the park while attending a school at the Freightliner Service Center. The sites are adequate in length and width but are unimproved except for providing hook-ups. Sites are not level. I had to put the front wheels of my motorhome on stacked two high 2 x 12s to begin the leveling process. Electric power seemed to be OK. Water pressure was almost non existent. Not a whole lot of money is spent sprucing or repairing the place. The door to the rec room was lying on the ground. It appeared that it had been their quite awhile. The rec room did not appear to have been cleaned in recent memory. The bathrooms and showers could have used a good scrubbing. Grass had grown inside the inside the edges of the miniature golf course. Ant beds close to hook-ups are untreated. Could be they didn't see them in the tall grass. Everyone was very nice and friendly. The park is quiet. Not really a destination park, unless you need or want to be in Gaffney or surrounding area. I've stayed in much nicer parks for less money.
We stayed here during The Rally by the Affinity Group. The layout of the place seems to have been designed for 20 foot travel trailers, and is now being used for long 5'ers and big motorhomes. I have never been in a campground packed so tightly as this one. Slides can almost touch if the units next to you have theirs out also. There is not enough room to put a chair between units and still have room to walk by. Roads are in poor condition looking like they have not been maintained in years. The whole place has a "run down" look to it. I could only find cable connection on every other site. We have satellite and did not use the cable. For anything over 30' I cannot recommend this place for overnight let alone longer.
Excellent park for an overnight or longer stay. We have stayed on several occasions on our east and west I-10 journeys. One of our "must stay" places it is always a welcome relief from the pounding you get on I-10 between Houston & Baton Rouge. Good paved streets, excellent but, for big rigs, a little narrow to get into pull-thrus. Good hook-ups. Make sure you have plenty of sewer hose. Always friendly courteous staff. We've stayed at a lot less that cost us a lot more.
Excellent overnighter for the I-10 traffic bypassing New Orleans on I-12. Just off I-12, Exit 22, it is just a few minutes east of Baton Rouge which has plenty of sights, activities, malls and some really great restaurants. We have stayed here several times. We use it as one of our regular stopovers on our way from Florida to Texas. Outstanding people, outstanding sites and hoop-ups. We've considered going there just to sit and relax for a few days and see the sights. The only thing we find lacking is the lack of cable. A park this good really needs good cable.
Attended a Friends & Family Rally made available for the shown rate (actually it was $0.00 but the for will not take a 0), because I referred a customer who purchased a motor home. Was first shown the park by our salesman from whom we purchased our motor home in 2006. Both the wife and I took advantage of their free (for purchasers) driving school. We both found it very helpful. The parking pads are all paved back-ins (how to is one of the things they teach you in the driving school) that are mostly level. Some of them are rather short for longer RV's. If you are looking for a shady state park atmosphere, this is not the place. If you want a comfortable place with good amenities (the pool is the best I have seen in any of the parks that I have visited), and one in which you feel you RV is secure, this is a good place. If you're there for the free breakfast and lunch, you're hard up. Courteous, friendly, helpful staff. The next time we get the uncontrollable urge to buy our next "last" coach, we'll be parked in one of their spaces.
Mostly a trailer park that has a few spaces that they can put travelers in. Many of the long term units in very bad (rusted out) condition. Not big rig friendly. Narrow paved roads with grass spots. Most of the streets have low hanging branches and one had a tree in it that a rig of any size at all could not go around. Stayed over night, will not be back.
Nice clean, level, landscaped lots with concrete patio. Some shaded, some not. Helpful and friendly management. Escort to site. Have stayed on several occasions (and will stay again) while in the area on business. When parked near the front, I had to pull out of the space to hook up my tow. Real restrictive on how to enter and exit the park.
Very nice park with level gravel parking spots. I chose a pull-in because I did not have my tow with me and wanted the best chance to see some of the deer as shown on their website. No luck there! I guess it was the wrong time of the year or I did not get up early enough. The pull-thru spaces were easily accessible from paved streets. In addition to a propane station on the campus, it was also available for delivery to your site on Thursdays. Friendly management and staff with coffee available in the assembly room next to the office. Rate was 15% off using their coupon from Woodall's site. Entrances could be better marked and lighted. Very difficult to find after dark. Stayed a week in a motorhome.