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03/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
What a mistake. This small, crowded, sandy, hole in the wall could not be worse for our rig (except maybe Magnolia in Vicksburg). Nothing could get me to return here, and it's in a bad neighborhood to boot. Don't go here without an armed escort, a shoehorn, a bucket and mop, and no slides/awnings or need for any privacy.
03/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Since this is our 4th stay in this park it is obvious we like it. However, over the years we have come to expect a step up, particularly when we assume the owners/operators can afford it (as is the case in most "casino parks". Therefore, I downgrade this park on their Wi-Fi: granted it's free (but it is "get what you pay for). That is to say, it is sporadic, so don't even consider using it too seriously (it goes from 1 bar-4 bars at will). I like the trees/placement, I like that about half the sites face North (not the pull throughs however), I like that the four corners of the park are "unofficial doggies areas (good for pets/good for non-pet owners). The golf course next door, as well as the most expensive fuel station in the area neighbors the park (free air pump). The buffet and restaurants are a nice selection, and the nearby Pala Casino has one of the best buffets in Southern California. Although not on the ocean, this RV park is only 20 miles from the Pacific, so you constantly get an ocean breeze, so it's much cooler that inland areas. At check-in don't forget to request an office worker to unlock your sewer connection (only RV park I know of that has that feature). Also, remember that weekends during the non-summer months get very crowded, while during the week the park is empty.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
What a pleasure to return to such a nice place. Surrounded by mountains, grass and trees, fields for the dogs to roam and run, and lovely staff who are not here to enforce rules, but to make sure everyone enjoys themselves. Even though it's slightly farther to drive to Reno, we feel it is well worth it. Having experienced other resorts in the area, we can honestly say this is the finest (by far).
07/2010
rating [ 3/10 ]
I feel like I'm writing about the Emperor's New Clothes; that is, am I the only one who sees this place as a glorified parking lot? We decided to try this place because it is better located than where we usually stay to the places we visit when in Reno. It has received such high reviews we decided to try it blind (not visiting it during our last Reno stay); what a mistake. We tried this once in Vicksburg and were equally disappointed. Sparks Marina RV is a flat parking lot with rows and rows of identical parking spots, each with a small tree (at front), with a small patch of artificial grass, and the normal hook-ups. Now, don't get me wrong, if this was the only place around I'd stay, but for Woodalls, Good Sam, and the participants of this forum to rate this so high makes me feel like I'm wrong! Maybe its the proximity to the large shopping center, or maybe the marina nearby, or maybe the men like to visit Scheel's, however, after spending a night with the "dog Nazi's" (as my DW calls them), we went to our regular place, and have been talking about how happy we are that Sparks is so crowded, and the other place is not.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Prettiest RV park we have seen. Although we have stayed here before, the landscaping and other improvements continue to amaze. It is truly an oasis. Do not know what the previous poster was driving (said the roads and sites were tight), but it must have been a lot bigger than my 45' MH + H2, because we got around with no problem. One of the great things about staying here is not feeling like you're at a casino or next to a service station; it feels woodsy, like you are among the animals and nature. Other RV park owners should visit here before they build or start re-furbishing. Hook ups are well placed, cable TV is good, water pressure good, hosts show you to site, and the office staff is helpful. There is now a separate entrance (exit) so you no longer drive through the service station to get into the park.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
One thing you must remember, this is a city RV park. Sure there are noises (in this case airplane), but like any city, you get used to them. We never felt unsafe (and we walked the dogs around the neighborhood), and the place was very clean. This is another of those parks (seems to be a growing list) that has many working people living there. In this case they were very friendly, offering suggestions where to go and what to see, and kept their places very tidy and clean. We would come back.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
I never thought I'd say it, but this resort is as nice as Bluewater Key (and it's less than half the price). Spacious lawns, beautiful riverfront with sandy beach; even a section for dogs to swim. Very friendly staff, and good cable TV. The location to explore the area is excellent; right on Route 95, just south of the town. Quiet location but not isolated at all. I can't say enough good things about this place for people of all ages (they even have a playground for the young ones, and a game room for the teens). Unlike Bluewater Key any rig is welcome here, and there are many fifth wheels and small trailers. The town of Coeur D'Alene (as well as Sandpoint) are interesting contrast: with the former being a vibrant college town, with many interesting independently owned stores, while the latter reminds me of Taos, filled with old hippies running stores as only they can. There is also a large amusement park (Silverwood) about 10 miles north of Coeur D'Alene.
07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We never stayed at a place like this, but have seen them on the news. It is primarily for full-timers who work in the area. Of the 100 sites, I'd guess we were the only over nighter. It was a very clean, quiet, well kept park. The tennis court and basketball court were not usable due to huge cracks and surface irregularities, but the entire area (we walked around) was spotless. After 5 p.m. most of the residents drove in, and there were no wild parties. In the morning most left by 7am (when we did). The park is about 5 miles off the Interstate.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is our third stay at this park, and we continue to be impressed. The staff is helpful and more efficient than in the past, the park is well kept and constantly patrolled, and the trees are growing. The staff is getting better at spacing campers (i.e. not putting you right next to someone else in a somewhat empty park). We tried to get in for Memorial Day weekend, but they were full. We arrived Memorial Day and found the place almost empty: they said everyone just left (from the traffic I believed it). We were given a site facing Northwest (which I liked), and no one on either side for 3 spaces (which the dogs and I liked). The weather was great (20 degrees cooler than Phoenix), and the breezes perfect. Besides the casino, and all it offers, the town and surrounding area is worth exploring. We are not into wine, but a tour of local wineries is fun. The downtown area of Temecula is interesting and offers some unusual shopping.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed here many times over the years, and I have reviewed it several times. Each time it gets better. Last year they started landscaping each site, with a flower pot (fresh plants), a boulder, and a tree. This year they continue that theme, and added a dog park. They have also added a $99 a week rate. It is always a pleasure to see an RV park, make improvements, lower prices, and have business so good they are full. Reminds me of what's happening at Beaudry in Tucson. We look forward to returning.
02/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
I usually don't give a 10, but I have stayed here several times over the past 5 years, and not only has it improved, but it's price has come down. When we made reservations the quoted price was $42, but when we checked in it was $29; yes, I was told, they recently lowered the price. I guess more people than me went on their chat rooms to mention it, because over the past 5 days the place has literally come to life. We have seen Beaudry's struggle, and adding a fish pond, Bocci court, cleaning up the dog park were all appreciated, but lowering the price has put this place over the top. It's clean, neat, fruit laden tress, nice restaurant, free USA Today, cable, good security, and right across the street from LaMesa RV (best service in the West, ask for Joseph). We will continue to return twice a year minimum (Gem shows).
01/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here with a group(thus the $5 per nite discount), and enjoyed our stay of 5 days. Yes, if you are going to stay a night, I wouldn't, as it takes a while to get used to the trains. However, this is the ony RV park in the U.S. that has a full fledged Observatory, and its free. Besides the interesting stargazing, nearby is Tombstone, Bisbee, and Fort Huachua (Home of the Buffalo Soldiers).
10/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was a tight fit. Not so much for the roads around the park, but the sites are quite close together. You would think you were in a prime location, not in the middle of Arizona high country. Anyway, it is one of two RV parks on I-17, with the other about 40 miles North, so it has a nitch in the market. Plus, it is just across the hiway from an Indian casino. It's clean, neat, water OK, elec OK, sewer at midpoint, a nice pool.
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
The rate is the "winter" weekly rate; quite a bit lower than "summer". A lovely location, just West of Reno, surrounded by mountains. Adjacent to a small casino/restaurant/gas station, it is just off I-80, and a nearby train. Very clean, good electric, water, and wide, easy pull-thrus. This is a great destination park, with easy drives to Lake Tahoe, Virginia City, and Reno.
09/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
The price reflects a coupon (25% off) found in an RV magazine. OK, this is not camping, but Las Vegas is not a campground, so why camp? This is a hotel/resort for your class A, and there is nothing wrong with the place, as long as you go into it with your eyes open. Great water, cable TV, Wi-Fi, electric, clubhouse, mini-golf, neighbors, activities, 50's diner, convenient location, etc. When compared to others in the area, with a discount coupon, it's a deal! We have been here many times, and will return whenever possible.
09/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects a third night free, if not on a weekend. I have reviewed this park previously, and have visited here several times. The management has seen fit to hire a full-time landscaping crew, so each site is now getting some boulders, shrubs, and the parking areas are being spruced up. It still is a desert and it still is on the side of a hill, but when the folks who own it decide to put money back into it, it's nice. Good cable TV. A double ended female connector is required and available for free in office. OK water, and the sewer connector is a few inches too high.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
The rate we paid was discounted by a coupon in RV Magazine(stay two weeknights, get third free). I reviewed this place last year, and downgraded it due to electrical problems in the park which caused my a/c to go out. This trip, in April, we still used the a/c, but it was not as crucial. I watched the electric like a hawk, and it was fine for our 4 day stay. The park is decent when not full. There are a couple of peculiarities: 1. the pull thrus are about 100 feet long, and you must pull forward to hook-up; this puts you driving your toad past your neighbor's door(and vice-versa); 2. this is the only park I have stayed at that has a "male" cable TV hook up (so you need to bring a double-ended "female" to hook up. They keep the place patrolled and clean, and compared to the other places in the area, we will return.
04/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Our third stay here, and it was for 10 days. This is truly an Oasis, and will be missed if(and when) it is sold. Lots of rumors going around, including the employees. Has become more dog friendly, still a sewer smell (depending on the wind), and the folks at the front desk still work hard. The place is quite clean, considering the massive turnover during any given week. Planned activities are fun, but the shuttle to South Pointe does not exist anymore.
02/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a large, hilly, well organized Escapees park. Most of the folks here live here, but there is a large overflow area that is nice. There is no paving here, but well groomed gravel. The sites are quite large, and all are cut into the hills which make up this large property, located across the highway from Outdoor Resorts (about 15 miles East of Temecula). You have to be 55, and having a hobby, interest, etc. helps. You immediately are impressed by the facilities: a wood shop, garage, library, sewing room, internet room, and the most beautiful pool/ patio area we have seen (overlooking the surrounding mountains).
02/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
An excellent, convenient, big rig park with a few shortcomings (which, in my opinion prevent it from a "10" or a "resort" classification). The check-in is easy, friendly, and efficient, but they only give you a map of the park (i.e. no booklet of information). The street and pad access is very good, but when you go to hook-up, you find the sewer cap is locked, which demands a trip to the office, where you find they've been expecting you ("Oh, you must want the sewer unlocked".) There is no newspaper or coffee for sale on the RV park property. Also, beware the fuel station at the corner, as it is the most expensive in town. Knowing all this, we will return again, but not expect a "Seven Feathers" kind of experience.
02/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is our fifth visit to Beaudry's, and when I reviewed this park in September I was worried about its continued existence. Now I see it was a seasonal dip. The park is full, the restaurant re-opened, the coffee pot is on, and the free newspapers are on the front desk (all these were missing just 5 months ago). The park is very clean. The wi-fi is strong, as is the water pressure. The cable TV is good, and for the hours they keep (the office opens at 6 am) the front desk personnel are good. We will continue to return.
10/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
Made reservation, confirmed reservation, paid for reservation, arrived, and reservation was gone. Spent the night at Love's. Canceled my KOA membership, and swore I'd never darken their door again.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Did you ever go to an RV resort, and feel that it was about to close? No store, no coffee, and the restaurant is closed (not for the summer, its empty). The whole place was empty, but its still nice, just deserted. We would have liked to have known when we made reservations that the restaurant was out of business, as I imagine those without cars would have liked to have that bit of information. We were swarmed on by salespeople within 3 hours of our arrival, and found out from a few of them how "things are changing around here". Well, let me tell you, I agree, and its not good. We've stayed here several times over the past couple of years, and wonder about what their thinking is.
08/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
A less expensive alternative to the established, private RV parks in the area. This park, recently completed by a local Native American tribe (in conjunction with an infusion of cash for the upgrading and expanding of their casino), is a crushed rock/railroad tie parking area, opposite the Cities of Gold casino, about 10 miles North of the Santa Fe Plaza. No trees, shrubs, cement, grass, but it is right next door to a Phillips 66 Station (which they also own). You don't have to gamble if you stay, but, I'm sure it would be a more pleasant experience, as it is quite barren.
08/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Another old 80's RV park struggling to fit the big rigs in, but failing to do so. Also, terribly uneven spots, where many cannot level despite automatic systems. A new park area, where food is served, but no vegetarian selections (in Colorado, yet). Well located, but not a big rig friendly area.
08/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Besides the fact that Colorado RV parks are old and crowded (most were built in the 80's or earlier), this place was a mixture of trailers (no Rvs allowed), privately owned cabins, and RVs. The setting is very pretty, but the park is dirt (with some gravel), large trees (some ill-placed), and very impolite office help (I encountered three during my stay). I would not stay here again.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stopped here because of the positive comments in this forum, and we were not disappointed. It is so nice, it's hard to believe its a KOA. Lovely people work here, the sites are HUGE: I mean, we did not have to worry about unhooking, driving around, early departure, or anything else. More trees than I thought there would be, and lots of lawns.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Well located, just off the main highway, behind a motel/store/restaurant complex. However, we have not been this crowded since we stayed at Magnolia, Vicksburg, MS and had to back out of our "pull through". This is another park which should make accommodations for rigs 40' and over,i.e. put them at the ends of the rows, so they can get in and out. If you arrive at this park when someone else is registering, forget about it! You are either half on the street or all on the street. Believe me, it's tight.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
A very nice, big rig friendly, park which is well located within walking distance to most of town. While it is clean, neat, and has good sized spots for rigs of all sizes, it is costly for a park with no pool/spa/hot tub. The work campers here are great: both friendly and hard working. Had some work done on my rig by Repairs by O'B: he was great. We will return here, because it has many features we like.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
In the "RV State" this is a typical park. I have never seen so many RV Parks per capita anywhere. This park is well located, but a bit barren. The planners gave good thought to most things: some of the sewer connections end up being about 25 feet from your hook-up (bring an extension), and landscaping (there is none). The office folks are nice, the casino is bigger than I thought it would be (and loose), and the area is different then expected (mountains/high plains).
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a fabulous resort, which is fairly priced and well located. The landscaping is first rate, the office staff and grounds staff are friendly. The indoor pool, office, and gift shop are first rate. If the internet (wi-fi) were useable I would have given it a 10. I usually do not rely on a resort's wi-fi, but my Verizon air card had no reception in the park (first time I could not use it in 20 months of use), so turned to the capabilities of the park. I tried it outside, in the office, on the bench near my coach: nothing (not a strong enough signal). I will return, and will give it a 10 if I can use the wifi.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice, big rig friendly park. I agree with the previous posts, and add that it is convenient to the Interstate, but the service station is not very big rig friendly (i.e. tight getting in and out, bad exit, and no truck nozzle on the diesel). I must add that down a few exits (towards Reno) is a Safeway, which offers diesel @ 40 cents a gallon less than anyone else: plus, if you make purchases in the supermarket there is a per gallon discount. We checked out the other RV Parks while here, and found them all to be somewhat nice, but this was the prettiest.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
The last thing these folks want to be known as is a campground. They emphasize, on the phone and in person, there is no grass, no trees, and it is a city type "resort". Well, I would not go so far as to say there is no grass, as about every 4th or 5th site has some well manicured lawn/tree/picnic table, and there is a large portion of lawn for the dogs. I would not suggest coming to this park to sit around. enjoy the view (which is nice), or the pool (which is nice), as there is no room what so ever to sit next to you RV if you have a neighbor. The fog at the park is amazing (they sell shirts in their store; "Got fog?"). After a sunny day in San Fran. we returned to the ever-present fog. Actually, during July, it was a welcomed break in the heat of the rest of the places we had been. We had to turn on the heat each night we were there (55 degrees). I would return to this park, as it has nice, wide roads, great location for in and out of San Fran, some of the nicest staff we have encountered (all work campers), and not that expensive for the location.
07/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
I am rating our site, not the park. We paid more, and we got the best, but there were parts of this park which were crowded and unattractive. Our site, however, right across from the entrance and the pool, was large, had a grassy area with picnic table and chairs, trees which threw nice shade, and easy access in and out of the park. Nice dog walk area, with artificial grass. The wi-fi is now free, and the staff is among the friendliest we have met anywhere. We checked out the other RV parks in the area, and will return here in the future (if we get the same site). Price reflects 10% off for Good Same.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a fabulous location, but poorly executed. The first thing you notice upon arrival are the "no" signs: no dogs on the grass, no climbing trees, no left turn if rig is over 27 feet, not a path, etc. The second thing is, in the office, no one welcomes you. On our fifth day there, after daily trips to the office, we were warmly greeted by a lady who worked in the gift shop. I thanked her, and told her how I appreciated her kindness, and told her she was the first to be so nice: she was surprised. The third thing I noticed is that these are the smallest (short) RV spaces I have ever attempted to park in. There was no room for my toad; either in front (I was given a back-in), nor on the side. Since I had made a reservation several months in advance, and informed the reservation (office) person of the size of my rig (45'+H2), and since she told me at the time that I had my choice of any kind of site, and since I ended up in a small site; my only thought is, someone else came in, who was staying longer, and got a pull-through. I did not complain, I just parked my H2 in the visitor parking, and walked back and forth. This is an RV park with almost a cult following. People come for months, and year after year. It is a very nice setting, and not terribly expensive. The other parks in the area (believe me, we drove around to look for next time) are not as nice, or more crowded, or narrower roads, or less convenient. Next time I will try again, but insist on a pull through. The review I write then, hopefully, will have more praise.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is owned and operated by the Viejas Tribe of Native Americans, and is a couple of miles down the road from their ultra modern casino and discount shopping mall. This is an much wilderness as one would want. Although the road is in nicely paved, once inside the "park" it changes to dirt. The spaces, although well marked on the map you are given at the registration/security check, they are obscured by dirt/brush/shrubs in reality. This place is not dirty, but it is not paved or graveled either. We asked about an RV park at the casino, and were referred to a private park (not at all nice) a bit further down the road. But, the folks at the casino "club" desk did not even know about this park. We like more civilized places, but this would appeal to folks, particularly since the competition is so much more money!
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Fabulous place, within walking distance to casino, and driving(15-20) to wine country, malls, and Lake Skinner. Lots of room, although no table/chairs, no newspaper (even at the office), but nice people, great pool, and fills up fast on the weekends (these Californians love to get away). E-z on and off I-15, and just over the mountain from Pala casino.
07/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Even if I paid, I would have given it a 10. We went on a internet promotion, which allowed us 5 free nights, if used before July 15th. This is a very convenient location (about a mile further from the strip than Oasis-where we have stayed), and across the street from a huge shopping center (which included a Target). The amenities are abundant, and there is absolutely no one even asking if you want to buy a lot. There is now a 50's diner, 5 pools, etc., but the beauty is in the landscaping, the rigs, and a nice attitude of those work there. They also have a great doggy area; right out by the entrance, which includes a water feature. We will not stay anywhere else when in Vegas.
06/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
After much discussion, we decided to stay at Magnolia this trip. My wife likes to see different parks, and I like to stay at ones I trust. Although it was less convenient from the interstate than Ameristar, and the roads are more narrow than I like to get there(our rig is 40'). We arrived and found a small, gravel road, non-shaded, packed like cord wood, RV park with more room for a dog to run than a slide to open. Never again will we stay in such a place. There were only 3 other places (1 nite each)we have stayed that are this bad, and they don't get the occasionally "good" reviews this one seems to. On the second thru fifth night we stayed at Ameristar; what a joy!
07/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
I like the park, its location, as well as the people who work there. However, because of the electrical "issues" they have, my starter capacitor was fried, and I could not get it replaced for 4 days. Since it was over 4th of July, and the temps were in the 115 range, you can understand my low rating. Next time we're in Laughlin: 1. It won't be in the summer and/or 2: I'll run the generator instead of plugging in!
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Can't get over the money Ameristar is putting into this place: trees, shrubs, mulch. It looks great, and we love it. Its our 3rd visit and we will be back.
06/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
I have stayed at bigger RV Parks, for less money, and did not feel like I was on the subway (or a dirty, dusty sardine can). The fact that the sites are 50' long, and I drive a 45' motor home is one thing, but the width is another. They should just tell everyone with a big rig, and multiple slides, should stay home. I would say they only have to run a rally once a year to pay for this! Next time I'll either stay home or elsewhere.
05/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
The RV park which is closest to the Interstate (about 5 miles), which is why we chose it, as we did not feel like driving the coach through traffic. The park is very "Christian", but it's nice. The old section surrounds the office, through which you drive to get to the "pull-through" section. Huge spots, river access/views, nice atmosphere, and quiet. A good location for getting in and out of town(s), without the hassle of driving your rig through them. Lots of wash/cleaning companies, and RV repair companies. Found that Rick's mobile RV Repair was quite expert in all areas of repair, and certified. We will return in the Spring, and will have a list for Rick!
04/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This RV park has been here many years, so I am surprised it has not been reviewed. A few years ago it was bought by Wilder Corp.(they own resorts throughout Florida and Texas). I had a problem with this resort, and for that I rated them lower than I otherwise would have. I drive a big rig(45'), so do not like surprises, and always call ahead. In this case it was a month ahead of time. When I arrived I was assigned a site, but it did not have 50 amp. I require 50 amp, and in April in Florida would be needing the a/c which uses that amperage. When I contacted the front office I was told that there were no 50 amp sites available (my reservation was for two weeks), and that I was told when I made the reservation that 50 amp service may not be available. Since I would never had made the reservation under those circumstances, I protested, found another place to stay, and asked for a refund. If you go to their website you will see they have a very stringent refund policy. Well, they knew they were wrong, and two months later I got my refund. The park itself is fine. The entrance is cramped, but the roads and sites are fine. The pull-throughs have nothing but grass (i.e. no concrete, no gravel, no buffers). It is a well located park in South Fort Myers near WalMart. I would not return there, but others might find it to their liking.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This RV Park is brand new, and $15 is the introductory rate. It is located off I-40 at exit 102, just behind the Sky City Casino. The sites are all pull-thru, and designed so that you do not have to un-hook your toad (i.e. very long, quite wide, and wide roads). It is all gravel, with concrete curbed islands separating the sites. They all face Northeast, so the sun is in your face in the a.m., and the blowing wind is at your back all day. Excellent water pressure, easy hook-ups, lots of room, with a McDonalds at the fuel station which is between the RV Park and the casino/hotel. The hot tub and swimming pool at the hotel are also for the use of the gusts at the RV Park. Although it has dessert landscaping, even that is so new that you hardly know it's there, but the $15 rate for what you get is great.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
I reviewed this place last year, and I know others stay there because I saw them. It is still free, and there are full hook-ups, including 50 amp/sewer/water. The casino itself has matured, from a small-time one with old, used machines, to updated, so the parking lot was much more full. The RV sites are clean, well-patrolled, and pretty level gravel, separated by RxR ties, and alternating back-in/pull-in. An easy 10 miles North of I-20, at exit 125.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The one thing that comes to mind when thinking about this place is: dust. All roads are dusty, and it would be solved with fresh gravel or a weekly lime dusting. Other than that, I agree with the previous postings, although we had a particularly huge site, with plenty of side room. Our satellite antenna would not work(trees), but the cable was decent, as was the laundry room. The office hours were standard (9-5), and the park was well located for a Williamsburg visit.
05/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We usually stay at The Grand, but the last time we spent a lot of time at the casinos at this end of town, so we thought we'd give it a chance. Boy, we will never go back to The Grand. The ladies who work here are great, the sites, although not as numerous, are as spacious at The Grand, the proximity to three casinos is a huge plus, and the rates are reasonable. There are common area picnic/grill/gazebo areas, free daily paper (very close), coded access to back door of Hollywood casino, and your points from the casino reduce the fee you pay! Our dog loved the large (frisbee for her) field next to the park (not the golf course, the other side). There are limited pull thrus, but the back-ins are large, and the paved streets are very wide. The road in is not marked that well, but if you end up in the parking loy (as I did) even in a big rig(mine is 45'+H2) there is plenty of space for turning.
05/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
I said a year ago that I would rate it a 10 if it were landscaped better, and they have trees all over the place, and flowers and shrubs (not at each site). Price was actually 0, but site won't allow it. I got comped for two nights for last year's gambling. Do not overlook the gas station just north of the casino; today I paid $2.62 for diesel (Flying J price on I-10 was $2.76 for cash).
04/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice, well located RV park, with wide streets, good size (concrete pad) lots, some with very attractive landscaping. Since the lots are individually owned, there is some variation on landscaping and amenities. However, the $60 per night charge is standard. There is one dumpster for the park, and it is a long walk, or short drive to get to it. The location of the park, just off Summerlin Road, on the way to Fort Myers Beach is good, except it borders on a short cut to the beach (Pine Ridge Road), which is very heavily traveled, and quite noisy. Considering the other parks in the area, I rate this the nicest, as any closer to the beach and traffic is bumper to bumper, and others (Wilder, Woodsmoke, KOA) are too old, crowded and not very pleasant. This is like a smaller, less glamorous, better located Cypress Woods.
04/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
The price has gone up recently, but since we had paid in full with our reservation, no mention was made of the increase. This place reminds me of a flat ABC (Branson); that is, very popular (crowded), many activities for everyone, well located, and not an abundance of room. The trick to getting a good spot has always been, show up early, but starting this Sunday (Easter) sites will be assigned when reservations are made. This will take some work at this resort, as there are many, many "super sites" into which we could not fit with our 45' rig with 4 slides. Our impression of the place was that they are going to have their hands full if they don't build another pool. They have turned over about one third of the park to "park models" (at $50,000-$70,000 each), but since very few are occupied now, and the pool was so crowded as to not being able to see any concrete or water when we walked by, I'd say this facility will need some work in the future (not to mention other common facilities). It's clean, neat, and very convenient. A great place to stay if Fort Wilderness is not in your plans or budget.
03/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
What a beautiful place, and great sites. I would have rated this higher, but the details were missing (no direction to the site-"follow the signs", nothing explaining garbage-when I walked back and asked, I was told "just leave it outside the rv, they'll pick it up. I'm not sure what time, just leave it out".) Wonderful swimming pond, great fields for playing/ running the dog, etc. Lots of ATVs around, but the property is conducive to it. Very convenient to I-10, with good signage. We will stay here regularly, on the way in and out of Florida.
03/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Nicest casino RV park we have seen; wide sites, roads, clean, well planned, variety of trees and shrubs, fine cable, and near other services.
03/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
In this case, you get what you pay for. It is a nice, well planned, easy to maneuver concrete road /pad park. Sure, there are trees and grass, but the roads are wide, and the sites are good width and length. A great place just minutes from the casinos.
03/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
The nicest casino RV park we have stayed at, and we have stayed at many (including Red Shoes, Paragon, and Ft. McDowell). Bar-b-que grills, picnic table(painted metal, with pedestal cemented), trash barrel, cable tv, water, sewer, and 30/50 amp at every site. Shredded wood replaces grass, and all roads and pads are concrete. Plenty of length and width for the biggest rigs(although there are only 5-6 pull thrus), the back-ins are huge, too. They left some big trees, but nothing to encumber travel or satellite reception. Just make sure you get decent directions, as it requires a left turn off the main road, which is marked, but only at that intersection.
03/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
Very nice and helpful woman at the ofice, and nice grounds, but way too cramped for our big rig. I like the location, and the neighborhood, but I would not recommend this park to anyone with more than a 38' rig. Not only are the sites narrow (my neighbor had to pull his awning in for us, and we moved the picnic table to accommodate my slide, but the roads are very narrow. My guess is that this was planned before the 40' coach was on the scene, and they have everything in place, and it is too expensive to make changes. I will return to Diamond Jacks (former Ilse of Capri) rather than stay here another trip.
03/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This place has taken a bad rap lately, so we went to Magnolia, and left after one night, due to the sardine factor. We like the room at Diamond Jacks, the fact that you can open your slides without worrying about knocking your neighbors' coffee off his picnic table, and that you can drive your rig in and out of your space without asking people to move their cars and pull in their awnings. Yes, the person in the office could be happier, but I am not reviewing, or paying, for that. The park is what I need, and I'm happy to give it an 8.
03/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Good location, but too narrow for a rig with slides. Although we could keep our toad hooked up, our driver's side slide covered 1/2 the neighbor's picnic table. I apologized, but could not pull any further to the right or I would be on the grass (a park no-no). Nice folks run it, and it backs up to woods, through which is a lake, but the shoreline is so badly littered that it is dangerous.
03/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice, with gravel driveways, and the longest pull thrus I have seen: I did not have to unhook my H2 from my 45' motorhome. Lovely family in office, and charming store. Great spot to stay going East or West on I-40.
03/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Location is good and easy, but the drive-through sites are short to keep your toad hooked up. It is dusty, with a picnic table at each site. Lots of small trees, but no grass, and light on the gravel. Reception lady was nice and helpful. I would stay here again.
02/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Interesting park, which does not seem as big as it is, due to being terraced. One of the biggest casino RV parks we have seen. Typical desert setting, with little landscaping, but more trees than most. There are no picnic tables/chairs. The reverse speed bumps are an inconvenience, the 4 ladies in the office seemed much more interested in their personal conversation than helping guide us to our site. It is very conveniently located, but you must want hook-ups to stay here, as there are hundreds staying in the parking lots throughout town (with their slides out and tires/windshields covered). This was our first trip to Laughlin, and it looks like a "Las Vegas for the retired crowd". The casinos are friendly, the buffets are bargains, and the entertainment is non-stop (and reasonable).
02/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
It is our fourth trip here, and it's always very civilized, clean, neat, and nice. We like the convenience, the restaurant, the personnel, and the size of the sites: that's why we return. Compared to other Arizona RV Parks/Resorts it is a 10. As far as service goes, I've done that once here, and will NEVER do it again. I found them rude, incompetent, arrogant, and overpriced (but that has no bearing on the RV Resort).
12/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
It's difficult to characterize this resort, as it is so big, no park models, next to I-15, and a short walk to Las Vegas Blvd. At first I wondered why they stayed in business, rather than sell to a developer, but I did some math (936 sites X $45 X 365 days= lots of money). I would have given it a 10 if it had the amenities we encounter at other "top end resorts" (i.e. newspaper at door, continental breakfast daily, free wi-fi). They discount for Good Sam, so I gave it a 9.
10/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice big rig friendly RV resort. Also nice to have a restaurant adjoining office. I also like having new rigs for sale, within walking distance, which i may visit. Would appreciate a free newspaper, but starting in JANUARY THEY WILL BE TAKING GOOD SAM.
10/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is by far the nicest park we have stayed at, and would deserve a 10, but the last two visits have demonstrated to us that management thinks they are doing you a favor letting you stay in their park. I have reviewed this park each of the 3 times I've stayed, and the numbers are going down. It is beautiful, the grounds are well kept, the facilities are great (although we all miss the Irish Pub), but I really notice the "attitude". And, as my wife says, if I notice it, it must be really bad.
10/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Fabulous big rig friendly, and we were comped our entire stay. Would rate it a 10 if they had wi-fi (our Verizon air card/phone gets no service in Kinder).
10/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Just the kind of RV park you want while on the go. It's got huge pull-throughs, wide, paved streets (so, if the guy across the way parks in front of his rig, you can still get out), and almost next to I-10. Strange that the streets are higher than the sites (it had rain for 2 days, and it was a bit soft). Nice folks, some trees, big rig friendly, nicest KOA I've stayed at.
09/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Besides the location (both near the interstate and next to a casino), the grass next to each site, the intimate size of the park, and the large size of the pull-thru, my nomination for RV Park Attendant of the Year works here. Regina makes you feel at home, and always welcome! BY the way, it is now Diamond Jacks!
09/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
It is a parking lot, with hook-ups. They only charge $5, so I got two adjoining sites, so I could open all four slides. Right off the interstate (I-10), under the bridge, and only a 50 yard walk to the casino/restaurants/bathrooms of the old Isle of Capri Casino. Not camping and not luxury, but convenient and cheap! Security is provided, but watch driving the big rig in and out; could be tricky.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice, convenient spot, with large spaces, wide entry road, and limited landscaping (except around the entry). Not very good directions on the web site, just remember Pizza Hut. After spending two months out West, it was a pleasure to have an option to wash my car and/or REV for a $2 or $4 charge. Out west washing vehicles is punishable!
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
When I was looking for a place for the Albuquerque-to-Tunica drive, I looked around Oklahoma City (half-way), and found this place in the "Casino Camping" book. It is 10 spots at one end of the parking lot, of a smallish Indian Casino. Though there is no shade, there is a picnic table, all the hook-ups, you have to pull in or back in (your choice), it's a first-come first served basis, and they ask that you gamble (since they don't charge for the stay). It is patrolled by casino security, and is only 8 miles north (exit 125) of I-40. When we stopped there was one other RV(36 ft), and we have a 45 foot w/toad (just unhooked after I pulled in, and left it next to coach). I couldn't believe it, and still can't. I consider this the "find" of the summer (we've spent 3 months at casinos), and wish everyone to know about such a nice place. Between your spot and the highway is a beautiful lawn, which our Border Collie was very appreciative of (for frisbee; best of the summer). There is also a garbage can at each site. The sites are pretty flat, and the casino is about 200 feet away. There is a small restaurant in the casino.
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you can find it, it's a nice park. I guess the Native Americans who run it feel the sign up the road is enough. I was looking for a sign and couldn't see it. I did, however, remember to turn at the gas station, and saw it as I drove down the road. Concrete pads, from 50-80 feet in length. In between them is gravel and hook-ups. It is very nicely landscaped around the office/pool. Donuts are available until they run out, as is coffee. The park is fenced, otherwise the wandering cattle would graze in. We saw wildlife in the area, and were in awe of the surroundings. There are no tables, chairs, trees, shrubs, shade around the campsites, but, when you consider there is not much else around the greater Pheonix area (that does not resemble a trailer park for the retired), it stays crowded in the winter and empty in the summer.
08/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
This area is a long, long haul up a mountain and around some big bends. Upon arriving, one is impressed by the beautiful dessert. After driving the loops, one is overwhelmed by the remote, desolate, and isolated nature camping can be. This is not a place for social beings. This is for back-woods, back-to-nature, earth loving self-sustaining types.
07/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
All I can say is wow. Yes, I am one of those at the big executuve sites (#77), and there is room to spare. The creek is behind me, and I am using their Wi-Fi to communicate with the internet. This is our first trip to Sedona in a coach, and I never knew there was so much shade here. Makes the summer quite enjoyable; the wife and I were talking about returning for a month or two next year.
07/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
It was a great location for us, as we like casinos, and this park, just off I-40 and Historic 66 is close to many! The people who work at the park, mostly work campers, were very friendly and helpful. The comments about the park are accurate (cleanliness, dog run, space,etc.). They are also in the process of building a huge building, next to the office and pool, which will further their quest toward peak amenities, as well as adding a gate.
07/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
We were so happy with this park that we extended our stay, and plan to return here on the way home. The office staff (all family members) are as varied in their efficiency as any family. The "Grandma" in charge is a sharp, witty, and informative lady (she prefers Grandma to Mrs. Brown). Our dog was happy to walk the trail around the park with us, and the sites and roads (gravel) are wide and big rig friendly. Some sites have patios (extra charge), and the water pressure is less than one might expect, but this is Santa Fe, and water is at a premium. The location of this park (Route 599 + I25) is perfect for getting around and in Santa Fe. You can by-pass and go north to Taos and the casinos, or go in any direction on a limited access road. There is a condo/home development being constructed adjacent to this property, which should provide additional traffic, but I don't think it will alter the fantastic views (it is downhill).
07/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very clean, well organized, friendly resort. Great staff, with personal escort to site, homemade chocolate chip cookies, USA Today, continental breakfast, hot tub, and level sites. As an aside, if you need help with your rig go next door to Sunland RV; came to my assistance in the middle of a storm. Can't say enough nice things about Sunland!
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed just for an overnight and it was great! Plenty of shade, lots of room - we travel in a 45 footer and our "toad" is an H2 - so we take up some space and even with that, we didn't even have to unhook the toad. Dog area was clean and convenient to our site. They are undergoing tremendous expansion and we can't wait to go back and see it!
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
I give it an 8 for location...close enough, but not in traffic...all the rest has been said.
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice big rig friendly area. Not too close to much, but the shuttle picks you up 24/7. Hollywood RV park is not as nice, but you walk to casino. A few trees, nice grassy areas for dogs, nice security (gate, with "room key"), and well marked street signs.
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
It's the only casino RV park in the area, and is a nice big rig one. Most all pull throughs (75'), with plenty of width...grass, table, and security. This is not the woods, but it is a great alternative to parking lot camping. A free shuttle runs to neighboring casinos, but it is only 75 yards to entrance to this one (will not be Ilse of Capri after August 1st- Cactus Jack's bought it, and we were told they will be adding 14 back-in spots).
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
A fabulous big rig RV resort adjacent to a large (and getting larger) casino complex. Huge pull throughs (80+ feet), trees, tables, and within walking distance to the pool, office, and casino (although the free shuttle runs 24/7). If the 30 miles from the interstate (I-49) were not so long, and if they had a better dog run (we used the area by the playground) we would give it a 10. The $15 rate is with Good Sam.
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
A big rig friendly park, next to a growing Indian casino. Although 25 miles north of I-10, it is worth the drive. Weekend breakfast, free newspaper, almost all drive throughs, and you don't need your car (free shuttle). If it were landscaped better I would give it a 10.
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nicely landscaped between concrete(pads/streets). This place touts itself as in the top 6 in USA, but we have stayed in more than that we rated 9 or 10. This place is well located, and their attitudes are getting better, although there are still a lot of rules, they now have a "dog walk" next to one of the ponds...our dog loved swimming there. Folks in the office were friendly and helpful. I found the clients to be many locals, though not permanent (Alabama, etc.). The sites are closer together than I like, narrower than I like, otherwise a 10.
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very, very easy for a big rig to negotiate. They even escort you to your spot. But, do not expect the woods...this is a very attractive, well landscaped parking lot. Easy access to the interstate(75 and 4), creature conforts(wi-fi, newspaper delivered, free breakfast, lunch, and ride to the buffet, and to Camping World). Next to Flying J, and two exits from Hard Rock Casino.
05/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
A wonderful experience, on the ocean, with lots of width, privacy, help getting to the site, ease entering and leaving (to go to Key West 14 miles South), and a sense of luxury at its finest. Nothing is extra (like nearby resorts), so the high price may scare you. If you can afford it, do it! It's like staying in the Grand Suite on a ship, or in a 5 star hotel.
05/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very woodsy, but well separated sites. No need for a car, as all transportation is at your door. Very well maintained, plus a nice area for the dog to run. We were not disappointed.
01/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Lovely owner, and nice site. Not too level, but a woodsy feeling. Nice store. The drive in was past the old jai lai building (kind of depressing), but not a bad place to stop for the night (on the way).
01/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Not only a fabulous resort, but if you like a great casino, they have a shuttle bus that takes you to the door. Nice grassy areas around the park, lots of walking areas, and clean everything. Very handy trash containers, and if you "join the club" (meaning get a card (for free), you get comped for the night. Only drawback was the 30 mile drive from I-10, but it was worth it.
01/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
A gem of a place, with friendly people, helpful staff, great location, clean, etc. Our dog loved the little "run" area, and we found the walk around the park nice too. They even have fresh chocolate chip cookies in the office (all day). A place to head for on our next trip.
02/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
What a pleasure (i.e. to get what you pay for). If you don't mind the extra couple of dollars, this is the place to head for. Nice, friendly, good location, great food, nice sites, and a place to return to.
01/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
A wide spot in the road, made into a gravel, level, area in a very pretty part of Texas. Sites were level, but due to the landscaping (or lack thereof), they spilled into one another. Seemed to be many who stayed for a week or more, but we were on our way through. The next time through we stayed closer to I-10 at Buckhorn (more $$, but you get what you pay for).
02/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
The site is beautiful, but has been allowed to deteriorate to such a degree that I felt "dirty" all the time. Some of the full-timers, I think, are lifers, and the junk that accumulates around such sites is pathetic. Though close to I-75, and convenient to Denny's and Pilot, I would neither recommened this park nor stay here again, as it was the least confortable place I have stayed.
01/2005
rating [ 2/10 ]
After reading the other comments I just had to add my remarks. The staff was very rude. When we arrived I felt like a criminal - they were not at all welcoming, but rather stared rudely. The advertised WiFi did not exist - they told us we did not get service because we were being blocked. None of our neighbors had service either. Yes, they allowed dogs but make sure they defecate on concrete or rocks - there isn't a blade of grass in sight! In the AAA directory they advertized a cactus garden - there was one saguaro cactus that was it. The bathrooms were private and clean only because of the threats posted on the walls warning against bath powder sprinkled on the floor. I have never been in a womens prison, but I am sure it is not far from this. The surrounding area was horrible. You took your life in your hands to walk outside the front gate day or night. Next time we are visiting Tempe, I think we will stay in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
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