The reason for a 5 is this park is totally overcharging, unless you have kids and don't mind paying for stuff like Boo Boo Bears BD Party for the kids to do. It should be $25 or less. Sites and roads are gravel. Area around the site has NO grass (weeds) and some stickers if you have pets. This rate was for a back-in site. Pull thru's are almost $10 higher!! Friendly counter people. Tourist trap "Ranger Station" they call their office. Laundromat was being used by the staff to wash sheets and linens from the cabins (they left one washer for us). We would not come back again at this price. Fredericksberg (which we came to see) is over 8 miles west of the park, so not handy if you want to eat out often.
Would have given them a higher rating, except that the sites and access roads all gravel, and it was very windy when we came in; therefore, lots of dust. Restrooms spotless, pet park, and pool not open yet (too cool we imagined). Managers were not here so had self check-in indicating which sites were open, which was OK, but it was full by 6 pm. We tried to make reservation early the morning we were to arrive, but no one answered the phone before 3 pm. We would stay here again if it wasn't windy. All hook-ups modern with very nice patios and picnic tables at each site. I-10 not a problem as far as noise. Very good for over-night.
This is a gem of a park. Think it is a city community sponsored. All the sites are concrete with paved patios and a picnic table. There are small trees on each site, but not big enough to shade the sites. There are very few pull-throughs (mostly back-ins), and mostly 30 amp (not sure how many 50 amp, but we stayed here twice and didn't get one.) There are hydrants scattered throughout the campground to fill if you needed to. Some were very close to the sites, which is what we had the first camp. No reservations, but we called the day before and asked to have a site "saved" for us at a certain time, and they accommodated us both times. There is a swim beach, and we saw kids playing with their labs there. We would definitely come back, unless it was late summer and too warm to cool our coach on one A/C unit. For the money, this is an excellent stay for only a few nights.
This park is only a little over a year, and they are so accommodating, I would have scored them higher, but they have NO ameneties - no shower, no laundry, no restrooms, but they DO have full hookups and good 50 amp service. The pads are small, but since they weren't busy, they didn't seem to mind that we used 1/2 of the site behind us. They say 15 sites, but several are too short for MH's. There were 5 big rigs and one travel trailer while we stayed. What we liked the most was it was located close to all the things we wanted to see in the Black Hills. Hill City is quaint, but mostly tourist shops. If you don't need all the "extras" this is a very good spot. We were allowed to come in at 9 a.m. and could stay as long as we wanted on our departure day. This rate reflects Passport America rate. The owners were super! One draw-back, it was close to the highway, but by 10 pm the traffic dropped to nothing.
This campground is just off I-90 behind a Super 8 Motel. It has long gravel pads that were fairly level with lots of shade. Pool was very nice, as was the laundry which stayed open 24 hrs. Easy in/out with dump and trash near the exit. Would definitely stay here again. This rate was a Passport American rate.
This is our 4th year here. Rate includes 3-mo discount. They are growing VERY rapidly, but the amenities are NOT keeping up. Don't heat the pool till mid-Feb. No mail service - have to rent a box in Florence (10 mi round trip). If you put down a deposit, after you arrive they can sell your lot, and if your section is full, you can end up in the new area which is far from the activity bldg. If you need to drive your car to the activities, there's very little parking, so you have to rent a golf cart. Very few group activities -- most are pot lucks -- almost NO entertainment, and if there is, it's a repeat from last year. We won't come back again. Sad, as it's a beautiful park.
We have been camping here for about 15 years and think it is the BEST campground in KS for the money. It's only 6 miles off I-35 and 30 minutes to Topeka. They recently added 50 amp electric to loop C so that makes B & C with 50 and A has 30 amp. We like that if it rains (even heavily), it's dried out the next day. Nice paved roads and trails for biking. Good fishing both on the Outlet Pond and above on the reservoir. Sunday church services in late spring through early fall. Nice pavilion for Rally's or Reunions. Rates went up $1 this year, but with Senior Pass you pay only 1/2 price. Some sites are a little unlevel, but we've not had a problem and we're in a 40' motorhome. Some problems with limbs in the sites below 98 in B loop. We've usually just backed in the pull-through if there's a problem. Great campground for kids: has 2 playground areas now. Also a separate pond for swimming. Free with camp pass.
This is one of the prettiest parks we've ever stayed in. All sites and streets paved, with patios, picnic table and individual trash containers. Shuttle every 15 minutes to a HUGE casino with excellent entertainment. "Chicago" was there on our night. Had a promotion that your first night was FREE. Park was easy to locate (Exit 1 off I-35). Casino was very nice (except for smoking allowed) and had a least 5-7 restaurants inside, two hotels and were building a multi-story parking complex. Would be a super nice RV Rally location. Also had a very nice picnic inside/outside pavilion and two laundromats.
We were given one of the 26 short-term sites and they gave us incorrect directions, so we were parked going the wrong way and couldn't use the sewer hook-up. Also very tight turns going through this park, as they have lots and lots of trees. It was very quiet and quite full, so must be a popular spot. They couldn't give us 2 nights or we would have probably stayed longer. Quite a ways from city of Austin (30 minutes or more). We would probably not stay for that reason, as we were visiting friends and family.
This park was OK for a couple days, but the pads were grass and we tracked mud and grass all over the RV. Cable was on 12 channels, but did get the 4 major networks well. Only real complaint was they didn't have any city maps and little info about the area. Wouldn't probably return to this park.