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04/2012
rating [ 2/10 ]
The internet at this park is terrible: on and off most of the time. The sites had not been mowed for some time and during our stay, only the maintenance people (living in the campground) had theirs mowed. The path along the river had not been maintained and weeds were everywhere, even growing up through a bench with slots on the seat. In the men's bathhouse was personal toiletries that were on the counter the entire time we were here. (Found out later they were owned by one of the maintenance people living here). Very disgusting. I wanted to throw them away but there were not many visitors and I didn't want to cause problems. Heard also the park owner had a fire with no insurance. Money normally being used to keep up the park, is being used to fix fire damage. We would not return to this campground. It's a shame, because it could be real nice. There is road noise, even in the early morning hours, but with the air conditioning on, it wasn't too bad.
01/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
It had been a few years since camping here. You have to like this type of campground to enjoy it here. The campground is undergoing a major revamp and one large section was closed. There has not much rain there and it was very dry and dusty. I think when the improvements are done, they will have more sites but some are closer and small. We had a good time at local restaurants in the area called The Cove and watching the cruise ships go in and out each day. Not all sites have sewers but they have one of the best clean out stations I have seen in ten years. We'll be back.
01/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
It had been about 10 years since we were last in this campground and it hasn't changed much. Still a very clean, kept up campground and huge. Only negative from us was the amount of pets, dogs. It seemed there were more of them then children. A few days before we arrived, our "new" neighbors said a site with tents put up (1600 Section) were allowing a large dog to run loose. They called Security and was told, "do you want us to change your site?". That is not the answer I would want to hear, it would have been, I want you to refund my money and leave. While we were there another group of people took over the same site with a different large dog and let him also run loose, chasing the wild turkeys and scaring neighbors with small dogs. You would think Disney would have a little more control on that type of situation. Maybe make a couple of sections no pets. We won't go back for a long time. While we did not go into any of the parks while visiting, we did use the convenient buses/boats and monorails to sight see. Also, some of the sites in the 1800 section are very tight on backing in. We had a tough time but made it in and another camper came in at dark and could not get in without people moving vehicles across the street. I suggest arriving in the daylight.
02/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is a $25 dollar campground. No WiFi, but they are working on it. Lots of old RV’s that have been here a while. Some picnic tables, we had to go find one about 4 sites down that was not being used. Best thing, it is close to I-10. We would not think about using the bathrooms here. If you don’t have to do anything but stay overnight here, you would be fine. Almost forgot: we saw a dog unleashed and it went over to a utility hookup pole and did his thing on it. Glad it wasn’t mine. I think Wal-Mart would be a good choice next time, over this campground.
02/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here one night and had a clean, level site and easy hookups. The office staff was nice and we were escorted to our site. There seemed to be a lot of full timers in the park, but there are areas for overnight and short timers. I had no complaints about this. Park is close to get on and off Interstate 10. The large oak trees are a compliment to the campground. Wi-fi worked fine. There is only one building with bathrooms by the office.
11/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here five nights as part of a group for Thanksgiving weekend. This was really a nice RV park, well kept up, clean and the only complaint was the internet access from our site was terrible, even outside the RV. The connection kept going on and off and every time requires a new page to log into. I know you are supposed to have fun camping but this was a weekend I needed to stay in touch with family far away. I would definitely stay here again. Also, nothing against them, there were a lot of golf carts in this campground. There was plenty of room for kids to run and play.
07/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed after receiving a invitation to visit the resort and participate in their sales presentation. There was no high pressure sales meeting. The staff of the resort were all very friendly and helped answer questions. However, the resort is very old. The buildings look tired, worn out. The only fresh looking building was the visitor center where the presentation was held and the cottages they offer. The asphalt on the streets and most of the sites is worn and breaking up. Many of the sites are not level (unusual for Florida, but this resort is 136 feet above sea level). The picnic tables are warped and should be trashed. The dock at Lake Hancock inside the resort needs replaced. I would not even think of paying almost $8,000 for a membership at a resort with no free wireless internet or cable at the site. They have free wireless at the activity center, but in a 850 site park it's doubtful you will be close during busy times and might have to drive or golf cart up to the building. Also, we were told choosing sites are first come, first served. The resort was clean and has two huge pools, one for families and one for adults (best thing we observed during 4 days, 3 nights there. If you only need a place to base while you visit the Orlando complexes, it would probably be perfect. The gated entrance with security was a plus, especially with Orlando's terrible crime rate. As you pull out by the security entrance, just don't back up - they have stop bars that would flatten your tires. Would we stay here again, even if we had to pay? No.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground was very reasonable on it’s price, which included water, electric, sewer, cable tv and wireless internet at the site. The internet was slow, varying from 1 Mbps to 54 Mbps at times. The office staff, which was very friendly, said other campers were complaining and they would contact their tech people. This is also a county park and had a lot of boaters/fishing people during the weekend. The roads are not paved and are sandy and have a lot of small pot holes. It rained once while we were there two nights and there were many puddles. It is not a "friendly" motorcycle campground due to the roads only. The sites were level and there also some long pull throughs at the far end. A few mosquitoes, but not bad for as much woods as you are staying in. Sites have a lot of foliage between them and you have more privacy than most campgrounds. We would stay here again.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a Passport American Campground and has quite a few long term residents. However, it was clean and a good one night stop with level sites. It is behind a Ramada Inn and you can get a pool/Jacuzzi pass to use at the hotel. Also, you are given a code for the hotel’s wireless internet but it worked poorly while there, even in the hotel lobby. The hotel blamed it on recent storms, which I have some doubts about. The campground staff are very friendly. We would stop there again if in the area.
06/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stopped here for three nights, June 30 thru July 3. When we arrived we had no idea this campground would be inundated with kids. They were everywhere. The campground has over 300 sites with over half being permanent seasonal campers (many with wheels off, porches and rooms added on). We found our site and watched the parade of people walking, riding bikes, roller skating and using push scooters on the streets. Some children are very bold and ride their bikes close to you while you walk on the street and force cars to go around them. The rules say children under 12 must wear helmets. Scratch that rule. They advertise wireless internet but it is not at your site. The only place you can get it is in the office area, which was a long walk from our campsite. There is no place to sit and use your computer and I had to stand at one of the store counters to use it. I told them it would be nice if they had a picnic table or something out front to use but that idea went right over the persons head. One person outside was sitting on the ground using theirs. I realize some people may think I shouldn’t be complaining about this, but wireless is important for some people traveling to make advance reservations, keep in touch with other family member or read reviews on campgrounds to avoid (like this one).In one month of traveling it was the highest priced campground we stayed at. On our arrival the fire ring was loaded with cigarette butts and some trash on the site. The water pressure was very low coming out of the faucet but the bathrooms had about three times the pressure.. Showering in the RV was lousy. Also we observed a lot of dog barking. Some people would leave their dogs tied up outside and leave the site. Other people were walking by and the dogs started barking to the point it sounded like a dog fight – and we were almost a block away from this and it was so loud I walked over to see what was happening. Would we stay here again – never. The RV coach next to us (also had no children) had prepaid their stay and left early with no refund offered by the office. They could not stand it and gave up two days of a paid up site.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground was recently purchased, and the history of the campground is on their brochure. The campground appeared to have many recent improvements, and was clean and well kept up. Level, pull through sites by the front as well as farther back in the campground. No road noise. We would stay there again. Wireless Internet worked good at the site we had up front.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground is for the most part very clean and has most of its roads paved. There was a lot of seasonal campers there as well as cabin and park models. Some of the sites are on a higher level and look down on other sites. The road noise from Route 15 from site 197 was constant. Even with the air conditioning on you can hear trucks and cars on it. They have a strict pet policy, not more than two dogs and NO outside cages. Just behind our site the person had a dog cage about 4 foot by 12 foot and 4 dogs. There were a LOT of seasonal campers there, obvious by porches, sheds, etc. on sites. I recommend you park and go look at your site before paying if there more than a day or two. It was a convenient campground for visiting Gettysburg and I would stay there again.
06/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Something just isn’t right at this campground, which we think could really be a nice place to stop. We stayed here a week with a fifth wheel toy hauler. When we made our reservations we discussed sites using the site map and what the employee told us was available. For a whole week we needed full hookups and the campground is limited on these with none available by the waterfront. The first site was so small, behind us was a pickup truck with a slide in that had the fire pit where the back of my RV would be. That didn’t work and we were shown other sites available and picked one that was fairly level. Some of the sites are terribly off level and it would seem some work could be done to make them more attractive. We watched, during the week, many RV’s come in and escorted to their site to look at it and then jockey around looking for another site. It seems the worse sites are the ones they want to put you in. One site next to the bathrooms was a mosquito ridden area with no view and several people backed in and before setting up pulled out. The hosts that work there are very friendly and that should not reflect on how the campground is maintained. The second day, a large bus came in with and a “tent city” was setup in one section with a busload of pedal bikers and kayakers that would be there for several days. Needless to say, the bathrooms were very busy. The lobster man, mentioned in other reviews, was there but not doing much business. You have to supply your own plates and butter. For $ 36 you get two small lobsters, two ears of corn, two cole slaws and that’s it. We opted to buy a pan at Walmart for 20 dollars and bought lobsters at a lobster pound nearby for 24 dollars and they were bigger.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stopped here three nights to visit the Mystic Seaport area and this was a excellent campground. Well landscaped, almost all sites appeared level, very clean, no trashy type RV’ers allowed (no tents at sites, no hanging of clothes, no parking on the grass and dog leash rules enforced). It is gated and controlled with cards. There is no pool but we saw some families swimming in a pond within the campground. There was some problems with the wireless internet connection sometimes not working or very slow. This is a campground we would return to.
07/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed at this campground for three nights after receiving a recommendation from someone in Maine who had previously owned a auto repair shop nearby and worked on RV’s in several campgrounds in this area. He said it was a five star campground and he was correct. As mentioned, it is a Fine Adult Campground (over 55) and no children allowed. There is no swimming pool but some great views of the marshland at the entrance. It is also gated and does not allow night entries. We talked several times with the co-owner, Chris, but did not get to meet his wife. They are the best hosts I have met in the past 5 years camping. They run a top notch campground. When a RV pulled out, we saw a maintenance person hand rake the site, and he said it would be raked again before the next one pulled in. The wireless internet worked flawlessly. We would not hesitate to stop here again. I don’t usually give a 10 rating because there is usually room for improvement but not here. I wish more campgrounds took the pride of this one. We would not hesitate to come back here again.
06/2008
rating [ 1/10 ]
We arrived at the KOA Jonestown, near Harrisburg for four nights reserved, about 3 pm and they had a high school student working the reception desk that had no personality at all. I had to spell our last name 4 times till he figured it out. He showed us a map and we drove over to our site where we had also reserved the one next to it for relatives coming in another day. Fortunately, the first thing we checked for was the electric working. The breakers were on and I then reset them and still nothing. I walked back to the office to see Mr. Personality again and he really didn’t quite understand anything about circuit breakers and that I had told him I had reset them but it still didn’t work. He brought up something on his computer and said they had been having problems with that site. And it appeared there was no maintenance person on site that could come look at it. Why assign anyone there at a problem site when the campground was nearly empty. He then figured out two other sites that we could use when our relatives would arrive. We noticed the grass was about 6” high at our site and my wife went to the office to ask if the person cutting the grass on the other side of the campground could come mow it. She said she the grass was just mowed two days ago and she couldn’t leave the office to go ask him. My wife asked if she could go tell him to come mow it and she said it was all right to do it. It wasn’t like it had to be mowed that second. When the mower came over my wife talked to him and he said he had just started working there because the other person had left about two weeks ago. So, the grass wasn’t mowed two days ago, which we could tell was a lie. We hate liars and knew the grass was not mowed two days prior. By the time we were done setting up we went up to the pool to cool off and it was crowded but not full. We found out that the campground felt bad for area residents about the gas prices and that to save money they could use the facilities at the campground and had a flyer posted on the office door. The pool was $ 5 a day or a family pass for $ 175 for the summer. Also, they had advertised for visitors to use the miniature golf; Laundromat; open air cinema; game room; visit the pet grooming spa and canine area; a day care on site and paint ball coming soon. This is the first campground that we have seen that has done anything like that. The pool was meant for campers, and not as a local summer camp program. And many of the people in the pool that day and days after were not campers. One day we overheard conversations and a woman and her child were neighbors of the campground. And the worst thing was on two separate days after we were out of the pool sitting and listening, two different kids had open bleeding sores on their legs and the “visiting” parents were letting the kids go in the pool. The campground had no one monitoring the pool. Very few of the sites were level as we surveyed the campground’s front two sections that had five campers parked. If you come, bring boards or have leveling devices. The campground has wireless, but you can only receive a signal in the game room or laundry room. The office has one computer that had web access you could use. Since there were no tables available in a lounge area or similar, I used my laptop on the laundry room folding table. One day the door was closed and when we went in, there was a employee meeting in progress. They were nice enough to move out so we could use the room for laundry and computing. The third morning I decided to visit the mens restroom early in the morning and there was a army of ants marching up and down the counter. The bathrooms were clean but old and the shower curtains need replacing. The campground has flies, lots of flies. So bring a fly swatter and fly sticks and don’t leave your door open very long or you will have a lot of visitors (at least they don’t use the pool). There is a little road noise, mostly early in the morning towards the front of the campground but not bad. This has to be one of the worst campgrounds we have stayed in the past five years of traveling and I would not even think of returning here. We do not have children or pets and were in the area for visiting things other than than Hershey world, which is about a 20 to 30 minute ride away. One caveat for people reading this – a one night stopper with a small travel trailer was getting ready to leave in the morning and after dumping his black and gray water, disconnected his sewer line and dragged it to a nearby site with “stuff” probably dripping from it. He then held it against the faucet of that site and washed it out on the ground. Please do not be so stupid. I wish I had him on video and could put it on you tube. How would you like to hook your water supply to that site after he left?
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was a very clean campground with excellent landscaped sites. The only problem we had was finding a good level one and that we could easily put our 30' fifth wheel on and leave the truck attached for a one night stop. After three tries we found one - there were only five campers total at the campground luckily on a weekday. There is no Internet access there and weak cell phone coverage. The lake next to the campground was pretty and there is a small aquarium at the park which we ran out of time and did not get to see it. If you like hiking and biking, you probably would like this park. The bathrooms were very clean but old (concrete blocks).
04/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground is really geared for people who like to fish. Several campers also had boats, mostly pontoons, docked near their sites. There are only a few sites that easily accommodate large rigs. We drove through twice to find one for our 30' fifth wheeler. But the one we picked out, number 9, was a little easier to back into and I still had about 20' behind the camper and 15' in front after stopping. Landscaping is nice and the bathrooms were very clean. There are no newspapers, no Internet access and no cell phone coverage at all. If you need to stay in touch with civilization, this is not for you. We stayed for one cold night and moved on to our next stop. This park is off the beaten path and not near any interstates. Do a little planning to get there because our Tom Tom GPS was wanting to send us down dirt roads (not acceptable).
04/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice clean small RV Park. Grass was plentiful and you drive through what appeared to be more a yard than a "road" to get to your site, like driving through a well manicured football field (no problem, looked good). It seemed to be about 2/3 more permanent or long term residents. We stayed in the first row at site 36 and although it had some road traffic from the 301 highway it decreased later after dark. Internet access was free and they will give you the code at check in. They also gave the Good Sam discount.
04/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
We had stayed at this campground just over 2 years before for two nights and decided to go back. The rates had almost doubled. The park has some good pull through sites on the first row but would not be good for long, big rigs. I could not make the turn to get out from site 14 and had to back out and go around the loop with a 30' fifth wheeler. Lots of trees! Lots of mosquitoes this time! I didn't see any of the wild feral cats wandering around like the last time so they must have had a round up. No real campground Internet access however, I think I tapped into the campground store one when they were open. If you like the beach it is a short pedal bike ride away. I'm not sure if I would want to leave my truck parked near the beach parking because it seems very isolated and a potential target for thieves. Would we go back again, only to do some fishing and when the bugs are not bad. Seemed a bit high on the price for a city run campground.
03/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here three nights while viewing a area we had been considering moving to in a few years. The campground office and adjoining bathroom and showers were spotless. There is no paved drives in the campground and it was dusty from not much rain. If it were not for needing three days in the area we would have only stayed one night. There is nothing in the area, no newspapers even near the Interstate 10 gas station and a dialup modem connection in a room in the back of the main building that smells like a fruit cellar. The managers are very friendly and the campground won awards in 2006 from KOA, but I don't think they would win any now. Also, it is very quiet at night and no interstate noise, being approx. a mile off I-10.
11/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stayed at the state park campground for five days/four nights on Thanksgiving 2007 weekend. There were three other camper units in our group. The campground was sold out the entire weekend. If you look at the Reserve American site for the site map, one area is closed completely. There are two smaller areas that were still open but will close in January. In fact, the whole campground will be closed until renovated. At that time all sites will have fullhookups available. The area had not had much rain lately and it was pretty dusty, especially from the dirt roads to the sites. There were a lot of tenters in the area and many staying with other people with camper units. So the bathrooms were constantly busy and I was glad I did not have to use them. I asked the woman at checkin about a internet connection and she really wasn't to smart about that. She said there was a computer in the rec room and some kind of connection for the internet but not on that computer. It was simple, a dialup connection outlet. Bring a local access number with you and enjoy the 49k connection. The walkway from the campground to the river is landscaped nice and very clean, much nicer than the campground. Another thing to remember is, the campground is on the opposite side of the Rainbow River from the state park. You have to drive about 6 miles to get to the other side entrance. From the campground on the other side of the river are homes so you cannot just go straight across even in a canoe or kayak. We may try this again in a couple of years because they have no clue when it will be open again once it closes for renovations. Also, if you are going west on S.R. 40 the sign to turn off on is very small, it's under a huge sign indicating for the Rainbow Springs State Park Headsprings (Straight ahead - but the campground requires a left turn on 180th Ave. Road). Over by the state park entrance is a Wal Mart, Winn Dixie and a few fast food restaurants and gas stations.
06/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
This park is actually very well kept up, nice entrance and landscaping and the pool was excellent. The bathrooms were clean and have door lock key codes to enter. The gift shop is nice and has a desk for dialup internet access but no wireless (unless you have a account with TA, Travelers America truck stop that you can use because you can get a signal there) We camped at site 16 and when we setup, the picnic table was covered with sand and dried mud. This should have been cleaned prior to our arrival. Air conditioning is almost a must because the trucks parked next door at the truck stop are about 100' from the east campsites and at night, they were almost full. The trucks were running all night. After arriving, there was no water for about an hour when something broke at the well/pump which is shared by the campground and truck stop. Luckily it was fixed. The day staff peson was very friendly but a night person was not very personable. We heard lightening and thunder about 4 am and it would have been nice to have wireless to get on a radar web site and check the weather because the cable weather channel did not have local radar. If not for the truck stop and a few minor other things (mentioned previously), this would be a campground I would give about a 8 or 9 out of a possible 10.
03/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for a quick one night stay on the way to Virginia with our old travel trailer going to pickup a fifth wheel. There was no one in the office when we arrived but we found someone who helped us get a site. We picked a site that was fairly level. The bathrooms were old concrete blocks but clean. This campground appears to be a really big resort area for the summer with a huge area off to the left when you enter. I don't think our camper would fit down there, and it may be more for small units or tents. No complaints from me. That night the temperature dropped down to 27 degrees and I had disconnected the water hose but forgot to drain the water out. TIP: drain it out...we had to put our hose in the camper to defrost before we could use it in the morning..
03/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
This was one of the times when I kick myself for not stopping in front of the campground, asking to go walk inside and see some of the sites first. I would never, ever stay here again. I wish I could post some of the photos I took. I did hear the restaurant was good but it was closed by the time we arrived (only for breakfast and lunch). There seems to be a lot of activity during the day when many people are working. Seems you can earn your site free and daily buffet lunches if you work 20 to 25 hours a week. There were a lot of long term rv's here and a lot of OLD ones. Most should have antique license plates on them! The staff was very nice during check in. I reported a serious water leak coming out of the top screw of the water handle and they said someone would come fix it but no one did. I just let the water flow. There is a lot of road construction nearby on I95 and it also appears a lot of workers are staying in this "campground". There were not hardly any children there and I would not recommend you taking yours there...(we have none)..Enough said!
03/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is a campground that before you check in, you should take a drive through. We checked in for one night and chose an area with a lake view. We were told there were many open sites in that area and to pick one. Out of about 30 open sites, we found one that was level enough we only needed to use boards on one side. The view is nice and there is a small dock you can walk out on and fish. The area near the lake I would term as almost a "low rent district". The rv's are old, really old and a lot appear to be weekend getaways for people. The nearest camper to us was two rows away and had two small dogs that did nothing but jump and bark on their leashes all afternoon, till dark when they were put in the camper and barked inside (at least we didn't have to hear them all night). I would not stay at this campground again. We were given very detailed directions on the telephone how to get into this park to avoid us stopping at another park next door. We should have did a drive through, then went to the one we saw as we drove in. Another lesson on camping! Also, I almost forgot to mention on the countertop as we checked in there is a sign that says WATCH OUT FOR ANTS. The desk person said that sign was there all year round and that she hadn't seen many because it was not "hot" yet. If you stay there when it's "hot", watch out for ants. Would I stay there again, No...
03/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stopped here one night in our fifth wheel. Check in was good, friendly and we were escorted to our site. We asked for a fairly level site, full hookups. There were about 30 empty sites in the area we were taken to and we were put next to a long term old rv that was "ratty" looking. And there was a huge paving dump truck parked there the entire time we were there. Not exactly good scenery for a KOA (mostly the truck - it could have been moved to another area of the park. One reason we stayed there because they advertised wireless at your site. Well, it didn't work at the site. Worked fine in the office and 2 out of 3 people said it is sometimes "iffy to work" and they are "having problems in that area". Well, tell us first, not before we get all set up. There were no other problems until it was check out time. The owner/manager was kind of upset that we asked for some credit of not having the internet available at our site as advertised but he did give us some credit. Don't advertise it if you don't have it! I wish I could have posted the photos of the dump truck.
11/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
We stayed at this campground Thanksgiving weekend 2005 and came back for 2006 for four nights. There were five campers and 12 people in our group. The brochures show the pool is heated but everyone we asked (all 5 five people that were leaving the pool) if it was heated and they said not very much. We stayed in the third row from the front and the year before we have pictures of grass being there. This year there was little grass, mostly dirt. Also the year before the center area was a tenting area and mostly empty. This year about 200 people had pitched tents back there and contributed to the park bathrooms being almost trashed and overflowed two large dumpsters. There was problems with the wireless internet. Being in the third row I could not get a signal in the camper. I took a laptop to the office and got a strong signal. One of the staff said they had just upgraded the systems and which signal to use. I carried the laptop to the first row and it worked, second row, no signal. I met five other people using laptops that also could not use them at their campsites. Big deal, free wireless. Our group does not plan on coming back next year. It was entertaining when a person in a 40' rental coach opened his slideout and broke the water pipe connection causing an old faithful up into the rv.
09/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
During a five week journey our west from Florida we stayed in 13 campgrounds. This was one of the nicest we were in. There are quite a few long term residents, mostly monthly but they had a section for overnighters. We stayed four nights here under the oak trees. It is very convenient because we wanted to sightsee in Dallas, Ft. Worth and Grapevine. The rear bathrooms (not the ones by the office) were exceptional. Each was a separate room (uni-sex) but were exceptionally clean, had modern fixtures, etc. The park is a little hilly and we needed a board to level up our camper but it was not a big problem. The only negative thing in this park is people with their dogs. Three campers near us had dogs that people left in their campers that barked whenever they were not there. Also, a few were seen off leash, including one that I was yelled at by a woman and I told her I don't even own a dog. A maintenance man captured the dog (that had a collar on) and said he would find the owner (obviously knowing who they were). One woman had three dogs on a leash going every which direction to the bathroom. There are over 100 restaurants near this campground and we found good ones. The park is well kept up and has a small garden with a wood bear carving and a fountain nearby. Would I go back to this campground, definitely. We had planned on staying three nights but stayed a fourth because we were comfortable and it was nice compared to other campgrounds we had been in. There was a modem in the office for dialup (baud rate 26) or you could pay 2.95 an hour for wi-fi (did without that). During our trip we found many campgrounds offering free wi-fi as a free amenity. Also, a Super Target store is within walking distance which was convenient. It was close to a major road, Cooper, but far away enough there was no road noise.
10/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for three nights. Unfortunately a substation transformer blew up north of Las Vegas (this is south) and a 200 square mile area was without power all night and part of the next morning. The owners did everything they could to find out why it happened at first and everyone seemed to be pleased with their efforts. The second morning they went and bought coffee and doughnuts for everyone. The last night it rained and the site next to ours, empty site 52 (we were in 53) started to accumulate a lot of mud from the terraced sites. The owners went and brought stones in on a tractor to cover the mud. We enjoyed staying here in a quiet campground and it was about 6 miles into Las Vegas to the north. Good place to stay and also visit Fort Union. Would I stay here again, yes. Almost forgot to mention the owners cook dinners (for a charge) and have a ice cream social during the end of the week and weekend under a pavilion behind the office and it's a good place to meet and chat with other people. Also, the owners did not charge anyone for that first night with no power that were there short term.
10/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed two nights at this park and it was nice and peaceful. The park was about 1/2 full and probably one quarter of them were long term residents, mostly at the back. The sites were spacious and the park is landscaped nice. You can't really see Lake Grapevine but can see a harbor nearby. After returning home I looked at Google Earth and saw that most of the park at one time was under water. That was interesting after staying there because it was really dry and there should have been a pond behind our camper in site 23. If you look at the campsite map, the blue was not water when we were there! The couple that have taken over management are very nice and helpful. No wireless at all in the park (and no telephone, even a pay phone). The nearest free wi-fi is a Hooters about 2 miles away. Fairly level paved sites. I would definitely stay here again if in the area. Convenient to sightseeing for downtown Grapevine, Gaylords Big Texan, Bass Outdoor World, etc. Some airplane noise from Dallas/Ft. Worth airport but not bad - depended on the wind direction.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was a clean, well kept up park. Long term residents are on the outer side streets of the park and overnighters mostly were in the center as you come in. It had some sites with concrete slabs and upgraded tables and chairs. Wireless internet was available from the site free. We stayed two nights on a trip out west and one night on the way back home. That answers if I would stay there again. We had seen the Diamond Jacks Casino campground in nearby Bossier City and almost stayed there but we thought this was a better campground. They had some really nice premium sites with gas grills and jacuzzis in the back, but a little pricey.
09/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here two nights and the hosts/owners are very nice and informative. The sites are kind of narrow if you have slideouts, but workable. The location is excellent for visiting Vicksburg and not close to the interstate. A little more enforcement on pets off leash would be nice. While starting out on my motorcycle one afternoon the campers next to us had their dog off leash and I almost ran him over and would have if he went three more inches closer. Would I stay here again, maybe. It was a little higher than other parks. I forgot to mention they had free wireless internet available from the campsite.
09/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here two nights while passing though Alabama. The staff is very friendly, our site was easy to get into and bathrooms were clean. Internet via modem dial-up was available free at the laundry room otherwise it was 2.95 an hour. (Did without that). The park seemed to be about half or more long term RV's, some construction workers. It was expanding in front to add more sites and was quiet being far from the road out front. It was convenient to get to Bellingrath Gardens and Dauphin Islands nearby. I would stay here again.
10/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed in this campground prior to going to Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiesta. This park was in an excellent location where it is outside the town but close to everything. Free wireless internet was available at the office area but not at the campsites. The sites were clean, fairly level and plenty of room. For groups traveling it had a nice recreation/meeting room and kitchen available. The showers and restrooms were probably the best we seen in a five week trip from Florida to the Balloon Festival. Very nice office staff, they can give you some good tips on things to do, see and where to eat. Would go back there in a heartbeat if I am in that area.
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