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09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Park was OK for a short stay. Friendly staff. Unusually long set of rules requiring written acknowledgement. Site was long and level back-in. Lots of road noise even though we were not all that close to the roads. Also had some aircraft noise from the regional airport about 1 mile away.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice campground for an overnight stop. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Led us to our site and helped set up utilities. Wi-Fi is good. Site is level with good gravel coverage. Plenty long for 39' RV and truck. I would stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate was a group rate. This is a nice park, but sites are close together and are short. 39 foot 5th wheel just barely fits with the truck parked sideways at the front. Had to park the truck on the grass, which the rules prohibit. Very tight. Site had poor drainage. It rained one day and the site had standing water for the entire day and was still wet the next morning. WiFi was good. Did not use the cable. Office closed at 5. We arrived at 5:15 and found a welcome packet and site assignment. Park is on the north side of Branson and is a short drive to many of the attractions.
06/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
If you're coming for the lake; this is the place for you, as long as you only need electric. We had a beautiful lake view on the Inlet Cove. Sites are pretty short for a Colorado State Park. We were in one of the longest and it was pretty short for our 39' 5th wheel. Hard to get the trailer into a level position. GPS had some problems finding a direct route to the park and wanted to take roundabout routings. Fair antenna reception of Denver TV stations.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Attractive park with lots of trees. Sites were long and relatively wide - no crowding with neighbors. Wi-Fi was limited to 1 hour access and automatic disconnect. Didn't help; it was so bad as to be unusable, although it was fairly good at 4:00 am.
06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Park is nice looking and has friendly staff. The wife thought it was very attractive. It's very convenient to I-80, but far enough away to be quiet. Navigation within the park was ok for our long-bed, crew-cab, pulling a 39' 5th wheel. Pull through sites were very narrow and a bit on the short side. Many sites are shaded, although ours was not.
06/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is the same park listed as Franklin KOA. Sites are gravel and not very level. since we were there overnight I didn't want to unhitch. I couldn't get the rig level while hitched up. The site width is OK, but the gravel portion is narrow. Wi-Fi is poor. Could barely connect and performance was erratic; mostly poor. Manager knew this and said I could come to the office if necessary. Couldn't find the dumpster. It wasn't where the map showed it. Park could use some signs indicating path to exit, site numbers, etc. A little pricey for the quality of the park.
06/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a very basic facility that's convenient for an overnight stay. There's some highway noise from I30, but the park is far enough away that it's not disturbing. Fairly level gravel pull through sites with easy navigation around the park for a 40' fifth wheel. Park manager said they should have WiFi set up shortly, and possibly cable TV. The park is behind the Ole Sawmill Cafe and is close to a grocery store and other commercial properties. Although there are no amenities, for $20 it's a good value.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is fine for a one or two night stay. Easy to navigate in the campground. We had a nice long pull through site with concrete pad - one of three. The rest were gravel. Good Wi-Fi and a friendly manager. Trees are very young so there's no shade yet. The park is located 1/2 mile from the highway down a very narrow tree lined road. There are no signs until you get to the park, so call ahead for directions to make sure you're on the right road.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a beautiful park with lots of shady tall trees. We stayed in the Big Pine Loop which has the longer pull-through spaces. There's a nice path around the lake. Very quiet at night and most of the time during the day as well. The large central area inside the loop gives you a spacious feeling if on an inside site. There are only a few sites suitable for 40' rigs. Most are a little shorter. Even though pull through, the sites can be difficult to get into. The sites are not all level and all need repaving. Utilities are good and there's a park host on hand in the loop if you need information or assistance. There are a few over the air TV stations, enough clear sky to aim a satellite dish, but bring your own internet. This is a very pleasant place to stay and if they'd improve the sites a little, I'd give it a 10.
03/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Park is mostly filled with long-term residents and long-term weekend/holiday RVs. The long-term sites are well shaded and further away from the highway. We we there for 4 days and were located very close to Interstate 35. The highway noise was very loud and non-stop. Internet service was from TengoInternet. After 30 minutes of unsuccessfully trying to log in, I called Tengo and they did something that got the system working. However, performance was extremely erratic and was mostly awful. Awful even for text-based forums and email. Forget watching a ten second video clip. Much of the time we were there, I had to use our limited Verizon bandwidth to get a reliable connection. The park has a car and RV wash facility, but it has a 13' clearance. There was a $2/day surcharge for electricity, even though temps were cool and there was no likelihood of using air conditioning. I think we would try to find a different park next time we're in the area.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate was for a rally. Very friendly staff led us to our large pull-through site. Very easy to navigate through the park. Utilities were well placed. Campground was neat and attractive. Rally facilities were also nice. One detractor was that the WiFi was unusable for most of our 6 night stay. Access point signal strength was so low that connections often could not be made, or were dropped quickly. Called the office our first day and they expressed surprise. Nothing was fixed however. Other campers in our group were also unable to connect.
09/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
At first glance this looks like a high-end resort and it's priced that way. But most of the sites are long-term residents. The park has large trees that provide needed shade as it's pretty hot. Mid September temps were over 100 for our entire stay. Our section was close enough to a major highway to hear quite a bit of traffic noise. While the interior roads are generally wide and easy to navigate, the circle our site was in was not navigable because of people parking their trucks partially in the roadway. The exit roads had several places where trees had low-hanging branches that need to be trimmed. WiFi did not work in our section of the park even though the WiFi tower was next to our RV. I called the first night to report the problem. The next evening it was still down. I went to the office. they seemed surprised and gave no indication of my call the night before. 24 hours later I stopped at the office again and told them this was my 3rd day in a row asking them to fix the WiFi. Again they seemed totally surprised that it was not working and that I had reported it twice before. Day 4 and the morning of Day 5 it was still down. My conclusion is that the park has informal maintenance procedures that simply don't work - they never wrote anything down when I spoke with them and they never followed up with me. My opinion is that this park was probably once quite nice but is on the way downhill.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is close to the Sequoia National Park, and located about 2.5 miles off the main road through Three Rivers. Low hanging branches along the road to the park. Park has tall trees providing shade, but the sun is still quite intense. Difficult to get a clear view of the sky for satellite dish. Good Wi-Fi in the park. Utilities were good.
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very basic park on the outskirts of a California desert town. Managers are very nice and helpful. It was a bit tight for our 39' RV but doable. We had some shade but it was still quite hot and the direct sun was intense. Manager offered a free satellite receiver hookup but we used our own satellite dish. No over the air TV reception. Price included extra $3 charge for 50 Amp. Did not include extra $5/day for internet.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
A little tough to navigate through the park with our 39' RV. There were low tree branches over the first site we were assigned so we had to switch. There are convenient, park free, shuttles stops a short walk from the campsite. The free shuttles take you pretty much everywhere. Nice trails for walking and lots of wildlife. No TV reception, no cable. No cell phone voice/data reception other than Verizon.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice place for an overnight stop and reasonably priced. Good over the air TV reception. Easy to navigate through the park.
07/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
The park has a creek running through the lower section, but the sites there may be difficult for larger 5th wheels or motor coaches. Upper section is basically a gravel and dirt parking lot with utilities. There are trees around the campground, but none/no shade at our premium site. The campground has some very nice surrounding mountain views. No real walking or biking areas. We stayed a week and didn't even bother taking the bikes down from the rack. The lower section has many tent campers who come up to the upper section showers (coin operated). Sitting outside at our premium site, there was always a slight whiff of sewage/garbage that my wife and I both noticed. Possibly something in basement of the cabin next to our site. Lots to do in the local area, but I'd stay elsewhere next time. This was way overpriced for what they deliver.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our 5th wheel is 39' and we're towing with a crew-cab, long-bed truck. We fit into the park, but just barely. Navigation through the park and into the site was VERY difficult and required the help of the park escort who inched us through every turn to make sure we didn't hit any of the trees. Our site is fairly level, gravel with full hookup. Sites are very close together and our truck barely fits crosswise in front of the RV. Base rate was $33, but we paid extra for 50 amp and extra for cable. We weren't sure we could get the satellite signal through all the trees (LOTS of TALL TREES), but we did. Mid July temps in the low-mid 80s compared to the 100 degree heat-wave in most places around the country. Gunnison looks like a cute little town with lots of shopping. Several grocery stores and Walmart within about 3 miles. Very friendly and helpful staff. Due to the difficult navigation and tight fit, I don't think we'd stay here again with this large an RV.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pretty state park surrounded by mountain ridges and bordered by the Colorado River. Surprisingly well shaded with lots of trees throughout the park. Also has a couple of ponds. Level park for walking and biking. Fairly level sites. Ours was a pull-through long enough for truck and 40' 5th wheel. Park is generally easy to navigate, but roads and pull throughs not as wide and easy as most Colorado state parks we've visited. Shade did not help us enough when temps got to 103. It was hot. Canyon walls on all sides blocked over the air TV and cell phone signals (Verizon or Sprint). Rooftop antenna and signal booster barely brought in internet service from Verizon. We left early because of smoke from the wildfire just over the ridge and the extreme heat.
07/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is just the best RV park we've ever stayed in. We've been here for two month plus stay in the winter for skiing, but this is the first time in the summer. Views are gorgeous. Relief from the heat wave covering most of the USA. While everyone else had 100 degree temps, we had highs in the 60s and 70s with a pretty constant breeze. The association put on a 4th of July parade on the 3rd culminating in an ice cream and cake party for several hundred people in the large pavilion. Gave away nice stuffed animals to all the kids (and my wife) along with several dozen RV accessories and a few dozen DVDs and other prizes. They invited everyone in the park: owners and renters. Sites are both pull-through and back-in with full hookups and level concrete pads. Very easy to navigate through park. Wonderful for biking and hiking, in the park and throughout the Breckenridge and Frisco area. Good cable and Wi-Fi service. We used both cable and our satellite. Wi-Fi was good enough that we didn't have to use our MiFi. Good cell coverage. Lots of shopping, restaurants and recreational activities available. Friendly and attentive staff.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Ignore the GPS and take the Rifle Exit from I-70 to get to the park. Nice big pull through sites with concrete pads and good utility placement. Good views of the lake. Lake view sites are on the hill and the section is tiered, making biking a challenge. Lots of walking available. No shade. It was around 100 while we were there. Direct sun makes things uncomfortable. Don't count on over the air TV, phone service or internet. It's too far away from town and is surrounded by canyon walls. Lake was very low this year, but lots of boating anyway. Nice boat launch in the park.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
OK for overnight stay. Basically a gravel parking lot with pull-through sites and full hookups. Park seems to have a lot of long-term rentals for weekend camping. Site next to ours had several vehicles come in and there was a large boat as well. Towing through the park was a bit compromised by people having parked boats.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Conveniently located a short distance from I-25. Sites are concrete and are fairly long pull throughs, easy for a 40' 5th wheel. Utilities are well located. The park has no shade at the sites and is quite windy and dusty. Temps vary. Near 100 the first day we were there. 80s the 2nd day. Level roads with walking path around the lake. A lot of people come to fish in the lake.
04/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautiful park with nice wide internal roads. Very easy to get into pull-through sites. Concrete pads were somewhat off level, likely to drain rain water. Nice landscaping and the park is surrounded by wooded areas. Nice amenities. We were there for a Rally (at a discounted Rally rate). Staff was friendly and responsive. I would stay there again.
04/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park is a very nice, heavily wooded area. We stayed in the Piney Woods section on a lakefront site. The trees provided very nice shade on a sunny day. The overall sites are large, but the location for the RV was a bit narrow and VERY hard to back into. The roads were not very wide and had deep drainage ditches complicating backing into the spot. Our spot was nowhere near level, adding to the back in problems. To level the rig, the front was almost on the ground while the back was lifted several feet. WiFi was a pleasant surprise. The signal was weak, but worked well, although we were there during the week so it wasn't as crowded as a weekend. Utilities were ok, but placement was a little unusual with sewer far to the front and water behind the rig. The check-in procedure was unusual. Ranger gave me a campsite map and marked available sites. Said not to unhook or drop anything off - pick a site, bring the rig back to the front office, finish the check-in, then go back and unhook. Nice lake. Lot of people fishing. Some boating with several boat ramps in the park. The seawalls on the lake don't seem to be compatible with using the lake for swimming.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had a pull through site with a level concrete pad long enough for our 39 foot 5'er and our long bed truck when unhitched. Good utilities including heater water riser, good pressure and convenient hookup locations. Sites are reasonably spaced. Very friendly staff; helpful and knowledgeable about Branson attractions. Park provided a free Thanksgiving dinner (although we had other plans). Excellent cable TV and Wi-Fi was probably the best we've experienced ever with fast data speeds and solid connections. RV Park is located across the highway from the state park, giving us a place to walk/hike/bicycle. Park is located south of Branson but still within 15 minutes of most Branson attractions and shopping.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice views, but this park is very crowded with narrow sites. Although mgmt says they can handle 40' 5th wheel and truck, the sites are too short. Mgmt asked me to park our truck in a separate parking area rather than have 2 wheels on the grass. Wi-Fi was unusable, even after repairs were said to have been completed. Cable TV had a very weak, snowy picture even though it was fine that morning at another park, and our TV antenna brought in a clear picture (not a problem with the amplifier switch). They checked and couldn't find a problem. When the reservation was made, they agreed to give me a specific site with good mountain views. On arrival, the had a sign that said they can't guarantee site assignments in advance. I would not stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice sites in the premium owner section. Double wide concrete pads allow parking the tow vehicle alongside the trailer. Length is good too. Nice pool and very high-end bathrooms for those paying for a premium site in the owner section. Wi-Fi access was good, but data rates were very slow considering that the park was not very crowded. Park is quiet and has nice views. Very limited shading. Expect a lot of direct desert sun. Bathrooms were reasonably clean, but more from light usage than from cleaning activity. Saturday morning minor issues had not been cleaned up by Sunday morning.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Park is neat and clean and sites are shaded. Sites are a bit narrow, but pull-throughs are easy to get into. WiFi is better than most. Park is located in a very industrial area, but once inside the park, it's not obvious. Park is quiet and close to the greenbelt at the falls, many nice restaurants, a truck stop, and a Super WalMart.
07/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
I made a reservation 2 months ahead of time for a pull-thru site. On arrival, they had only a back-in site, closer to the river than I wanted, on a soft grass location sprinkled with a bit of gravel. I reminded them they had promised a pull-thru and they said "take it or leave it." The site was covered with bugs and blowing cottonwood seed. Highway noise was noticeable most of the day. WiFi was available, but wasn't working for most of our 4 day stay. It only worked at all because I called the ISP for them. Boaters (not RV'ers) drove by our site all day long to get to a boat ramp on the river. I would not stay here again. The only reason to come here would be to go fishing or boating.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Park is beautiful and well maintained with many sites shaded by tall pine trees. Open fields and mountain views. Nice pool. Sites are long and most are well separated. No cable except in one of the 5 areas of the park. WiFi is almost unusable, even at the office. Staff was unconcerned about poor WiFi, shrugging off that it might be unusable. Could not get satellite reception due to trees. Pancake breakfast is nice. Steak dinner twice/week a nice idea but quality of steaks varied from good to undercooked and inedible.
07/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
Already very pricy at $43 (with KOA discount) for a shadeless gravel spot next to the highway, they wanted to charge another $3 for an "upgraded" site because our rig is 39'. They knew this when I made the reservation, so they backed off. Our site was wet and muddy because of over watering newly planted tree. They were nice enough to voluntarily bring wood pallets for us to walk on. I thought it was interesting they had these on hand. Highway noise, drunken fighting and motorcycle noise 2 rigs away kept my wife up all night. Burning tire smells from the highway. The guy next to us left really early because he was so upset over the conditions. So glad it's only 1 night. I would not stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Spaces are long and wide, but have an odd arrangement. Sites are double long. The first RV to arrive pulls in. The 2nd backs in. The 2 rigs sit back to back. Sewer and water hose runs are on the long side as they are between back to back rigs. Park is little more than a large area covered with grass and gravel. Surrounding farms had a pungent manure odor while we were here, 2 nights. Park location is very convenient if visiting the Amana Colonies.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful park - very family friendly. Nice landscaping, lakes and views in every direction. Short drive to the Luddington beachfront. Despite the high price, visitors are supposed to pay $5 to come into the park to see you. What's that about? Some turns in the park are a bit tight for our longbed and 39' 5th wheel, but all were manageable.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Attractive well-shaded sites. Tall trees throughout the park. Turns within the park were difficult for our 39' 5th wheel because of tight spacing between trees. It would have been very easy to damage the RV. No pull-thru spaces were available. The back-in was difficult because of a utility pole and proximity to the office building.
06/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
Park is a small asphalt parking lot with utilities. Space is so tight it's quite a challenge to get into a space even if the adjacent spaces are unoccupied. Lot is surrounded by permanent residents in RVs and trailers. No attendant and the only visible amenity was a laundry room. My wife was concerned about security. We would not stay here again.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Park is attractive and clean with modern facilities. Restrooms are clean and well maintained. The shady pines in the name refer to trees behind the lake. There is no shade around the pads. Many sites are occupied by fulltime residents, but are well maintained.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very attractive park with a very nice walking path around the park. The park has parking for visitors, clean and well maintained restrooms, and a lake with beach area for swimming. Great for kids. There is a train that goes by the park a couple of times per week, sometimes in the middle of the night. You'll probably wake up the first time or two it goes by. One thing I didn't like was the reservation process was kludgy and they required advance payment by check for our entire stay.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Friendly staff and convenient location. Quiet. Wi-Fi poor at our site. A bit pricey.
09/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Worth the price - this is a beautiful campground with great community and lots of activities. Very kid friendly. Gorgeous pool. Wide sites on concrete pads. Church service on Sunday morning. Loved this place.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful campground with wooded walking areas. Very quiet. WiFi was very poor at our site.
09/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Rating was marked down because there was no attendant at check-in. We had to pick our own site and couldn't ask any questions. Although they claimed to have WiFi, it did not reach across the campground to our site. The morning we left, flies were swarming all around our site.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Campground is close to Branson attractions. WiFi was not working for the 3 days we were here.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice concrete pad and very long pull through site. Slight noise from highway traffic and train whistle. WiFi Internet connection was very poor at our site.
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