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09/2012
rating [ 3/10 ]
I arrived a day early and was put in Section D after asking if there was availability in Section C where my reservations for the next day started. I was to find out the next day that the very site I reserved for the next night was empty on the night I was placed in "D". In speaking to other campers, it's not unusual for reservations not to know which sites become vacant. It might be because of the late check out time. Unlike other campgrounds I've camped in, you don't put your name/date of departure on the pole, you keep it in your vehicle. Section D was very family oriented. There were kids riding bikes everywhere and every which way without helmets, which surprised me. I might have enjoyed it had I had little kids with me, but they would have been wearing helmets and limitations as to where they rode. I moved to Section C the following day--much nicer sites and beautiful views of the lake. My site was long and difficult to get into as many of them are, but level once I got settled. I enjoyed the rest of my stay. I could not get cell service in Section D, but it was very clear in Section C. One employee (volunteer?) was a very nice gentleman in the camp store where I purchased wood. He was a lovely man. I would only camp here, again, in order to join friends if they chose to camp here.
10/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
We were visiting friends so this RV park was convenient. We had beautiful weather, but had we had rain I would have been happy to have the cement pads. We stayed for a week. Checking in, one lady was a little reluctant to give me the long, big rig pull through (I have a small trailer) but another lady in the office said it was okay. I could have put another truck and trailer on the site with room to spare. The park is convenient to everything. For a unique dining experience try Lamberts Cafe'-Home of the Throwed Rolls. There's a nice Coleman discount place nearby and we also passed a Camping World on the way in. The state park is great for biking. Bathrooms were self contained and clean as a whistle. We liked the ones over near the dog walk. There are other bath houses, and they clean them at different times so there are showers always available. For an "urban" RV park, this was just the ticket we needed. Would stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
I would drive three hours to avoid this park. I would have left after checking in had I known it was going to be so bad and if I didn't mind driving at night. I tried three times to take a shower and each time there were people waiting to get in. When it was finally free, I took one look and couldn't bring myself to shower. Filthy. The owner was cordial and showed me to my site. I was fortunate that it didn't rain because right outside my door was deep mud--I would have sunk above my ankles. I had asked for a pull through when I called, but he said they reserved those for big rigs that pull in over night. I can understand his reasoning; however, I don't expect an inferior, dirty, unlevel site because I have a small trailer. The park (if you want to call it that) is on a busy street. The only good thing for me was that there is a KFC right across the 5 lane highway, and I was able to get something to eat without unhooking.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
What a difference a day makes. This park would have gotten a 10 if it weren't for the highway noise. Actually, I don't think you'd hear it toward the back of the park. This park is immaculate. The owners were very friendly, and the showers were as immaculate as any I've ever seen. The water pressure is strong and a welcomed relief after the dive I stayed in last night for a higher rate. The grounds are kept very nicely, there's a dog run and the owner said I could walk my dog anywhere as long as I cleaned up after him. I have Verizon Broadband so I have internet, and antenna TV is clear as a bell. This is a great location for me as I have a friend in St. Louis who will be visiting, tomorrow. The owner said they could park in any empty space. I paid with a personal check; no identification required. He would have accepted cash-there's an ATM nearby. I prefer to pay with a credit card, but I think he probably keeps his rates down by not using them so I didn't mind writing the check.
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Even with older bathrooms and no cable TV, I give this park a 10 because of the friendly people and the view. I've never had a better view in any campground. Food in the restaurant right on premise was delicious. I ate dinner, lunch, and breakfast and everything was wonderful. I've never had better sausage and eggs in my life. And, don't miss the pie. I ran into a problem with my propane hose and three of the gentleman who either work or own the place didn't hesitate a second to fix it for me. My back up skills are less than acceptable. They didn't hesitate when I told them. The owner, I think, came and backed it right in for me. Great place, great people, and it spread to the guests. I met several who were exceptionally nice. Happiness is contagious, I guess.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
First, don't rely on your GPS to get you here. I came from Stanley, went through town and got lost. Don't pay any attention to Riverfront or Riverside. Just remember as soon as you go through town, they'll be a small bridge, make an immediate right onto 93 and the campground will be a little ways down on your right. After I convinced the owner I was a responsible dog owner, I enjoyed my stay. The bathrooms are small and old, but they are immaculate as is the park. Look for the rabbits. While here, if you want to do an afternoon drive, go up to Wisdom, MT. Lovely drive. I used a water regulator so had no problem with pressure. I loved the deck over the river.
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is no longer a KOA. People in the office were very friendly and helpful. Garbage pick up at site. Signage is in the process of being changed. I paid a weekly rate, but I could reduce that because the laundry was free AND clean. I saved $20. by doing my laundry here. Very close to town and Payette Lake. Beautiful scenery in the area. I took the ride to Warren which was a very nice ride: moose country. Very family friendly: kids enjoying the indoor pool, but the park was not over run by kids. Nice trail for the pups behind the lodge. Private and immaculate baths. Lodge is beautiful with a very nice patio. I was close to the lodge so had excellent WiFi. The early morning engine noise of fire watcher plane might bother some, but it didn't bother me at all. I only happened to hear it because I'm an early riser.
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
I can't say enough about this park except that I wanted to sign up for another week, but they have a group coming in and they will be full. Someone else knows about this sweet spot. The people in the office couldn't be nicer. The park is immaculate. It's dog friendly with a walk and a big field to let dog's run, though I didn't see any when I took my lab out there. It's minutes to town. You'll never find cleaner bathrooms. They are self-contained rooms with the largest shower I've ever been in, plenty of room to get dressed. Large game room, again, immaculate. I believe they are adding more sites. It's right off 95, but no loud traffic noise. Quiet and pretty. I highly recommend this park, and thank the owners and employees for making my stay so pleasant.
07/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
Very small site and not level. The WiFi didn't work. Pass this one by. Wouldn't come back, again.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great little park. Friendly people. Wonderful showers! (I often wonder why some campgrounds don't realize that I will use less water if the water pressure is as strong as this one, was rather than a trickle that takes forever to rinse out shampoo.) They are unisex bathrooms. They were immaculate as was the laundry which had five machines. The grass at the sites was thick and lush, and there were two dog runs. The one I used was huge and a great place for my lab. I didn't spend much time here, as I was doing a lot of sight-seeing, but I really enjoyed the park when I was here. It's obvious that the owners work hard to have a nice park. It's conveniently located, too. I'd stay here, again, in a NY minute.
07/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
This was a big disappointment to me. I made reservations in the a.m. I had a CampClub membership which listed it. I stayed here years ago in a motorhome with my husband. It was a parking place, but very enjoyable, and I was looking forward to the stay I got here this time and was told that because of the heat in the valley, they were filling up fast. The woman who checked me in said that CampClub had only approved some of the park? "That's okay, though, because I have room for you in the old section." It was not the "old" section that we camped in 7 years ago, I think that "old" section was the new section with large motorhomes: not full. I finally found my spot across the street in a dirty area. No WiFi but could buy it for 5 dollars. The showers were fairly clean, but the "bathrooms" were the blue construction porta potties. I'm shocked at the other reviews as they are no where near my experience. It may have been because I have a small trailer. It's only two years old, but I got to stay where all the full-time residents are, next to someone in a very old trailer who hung wash.
07/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
I was tired after driving north on US-1. We felt the location of this campground was good, and the Good Sam rating was good. Here's my analysis: The park, itself, is pretty.The woman in the office was rude and sarcastic. They don't take credit cards--only cash or check. I had to go back up to ask about the wifi; she really didn't want to give me the information I needed to get online and said try it up here, then you'll know if it's your computer. I managed to get on only after she gave me the flier with the correct information. They charged $1 per night for my dog. (That's a suspicious charge, in my mind.) I was told that the pull through with full hookups was not very private so that was upfront honesty. It's near the bathrooms and is level. We're going to sight see and not planning to spend very much time in the park so that didn't matter. The topper after $43 per night, a rude front office, is the pay shower; 50 cents for 3 minutes, 75 cents for 4 minutes and so on. No change machine available. What a rip off. Find another park. I should have done my homework, so I blame myself, but I didn't expect to be on this route. Plans changed. Maybe it will steer someone away to a better deal.
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
If you're looking for a quiet, rustic and beautiful park, and are in a tent or a small RV, this place is beautiful and a place to "get away from it all". I would have stayed longer, but had to be somewhere else. It's pricey, but that's because of the river. Troublemaker Rapid is right here and it's fun to watch the rafters and kayakers go down. I think the outfitters are located right in the park. They charge for dogs, but other campgrounds in the area won't even take them. One of my favorite things about the park was the girl who ran the office. I'm not sure if she's an owner, but you'll never find a more personable lady. She loves dogs and is a real people person. Ready, willing, and able to help with anything. I gave it a 10 because it is everything a quiet, natural campground should be.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I'll repeat what the other reviewers said. Convenience is what I'm paying for. Because I have a small trailer, I'm parked with no more than five feet on either side of me in a single space with my truck parked in front, but paying the same $50 plus tax as the larger sites. Fortunately, the people who live here are very nice, and I'm gone most of the time. I don't watch much TV, but whats here is appears to be good, and the WiFi is good for the most part. The woman in the office was very pleasant. Her husband backed my trailer in for me: I could never have done it. Again, a very pleasant gentleman. I have rated the park as a 7 because I expected a parking lot, and the convenient location warrants it. It's a hard place to find: use these coordinates on your GPS. N37.94175 / W122.51439 (it's my site, but I'm right near the street so it might help you locate the place), rather than the address. There's a lot of traffic and short streets to navigate. Aside from the short walk to the Ferry, there's a neat trail called the Bay Trail. Great walk.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I gave this park a good rating because it was everything I needed. It is clean, level, and has cable. Though I haven't used their wi-fi (I have broadband access), they claim to have it. I could stay hooked up for a quick get-away, tomorrow. Friendly lady in the RV office. The only complaint (for the type of park this is--a one nighter), there wasn't a place I felt safe walking my dog. I saw quite a few loose dogs without collars in the town as I drove through and a little dog came after us. Barking dogs from surrounding houses made me nervous--they sounded big and I wasn't sure if they were confined or not. Other than that, I was grateful for this port in the storm.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
The people in the office couldn't be nicer. When I made reservations, I told staff that I'm not very good at backing in (I usually get pull throughs). He said, "No problem, I'll back it in for you." staff made checking in a very pleasant experience. The rate is more than reasonable for everything that's included in the price even with $2 per night for electric use. Since I'm staying a week, I got one free night. My daughter is meeting me, and she's not a "camper". This is a "resort" so she'll be happy. It's conveniently located to everything we want to do while she's here, yet quiet. Cement pads which means "clean inside". Nicely landscaped. A place for dogs to walk with small play areas. I'm close to them and to the restrooms and showers so I have all the conveniences of home. I'm very happy that I chose Boulder Oaks and can't say enough nice things about it. I agree with the other poster--I'd give it a 12 if I could.
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
With over 100 degree temps, thank goodness I found this park. I only overnighted, had planned to go to north rim, but have ditched that idea and I'm going down to Flagstaff. I thought I had a power problem, reported it, and a maintenance man was here in a jiffy. Turns out I did something wrong. Excellent WiFi. It's very close to the lake: met a couple who took a dip last night. The staff is very pleasant. Park is clean. If it were in a different location in "Green Country" I would have been very happy staying here. For those who love red rock country and the lake: stay here.
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park was worth every dime. It was immaculate in every respect, including the laundry and bathrooms/showers. WiFi was flawless. Staff was friendly and helpful. Park is in a very convenient location. I had a spot in the shade in the back: was very convenient to the laundry room and bathrooms, both of which I used.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
I can't say enough about this campground. I signed up for week so got the weekly rate. I wish I could stay a month or 6 months. It's charming and rustic, it's clean, sites are level, and the river is great. When I signed in, the lady knew me because she remembered me making reservations. She checked to see if a package that I'm expecting had arrived. Then, she said, "If you'd like to take a ride on the railroad, we'll be happy to watch your dog for you." The gentleman who showed me to my site offered to help me unhook. Everyone here is just so nice. They have several beautiful walking areas for dogs and we can also walk to the village. The hot shower I took this afternoon felt wonderful. Huge dressing areas. The Wi-Fi hasn't skipped a beat. I think I'm in heaven. Side note: I came up from Taos on Hwy 64 and it was a spectacular drive. There's snow still in the mountains--just a beautiful ride. Tomorrow, aside from town, I'm going to sit outside, read a book, and listen to the birds--it's amazing how many there are. If I could rate this campground more than 10, I would.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is in a very convenient location, close to everything including Taos and The Enchanted Circle Drive. The reason I deducted some points was because the laundry room was clean, but the machines were in disrepair. I agree with another reviewer. I don't like the front loading machines. The smaller dryers definitely need to be replaced. The park, itself, is very clean and while the sites are close together, they are arranged for privacy. The lady at the check-in desk is very friendly and most pleasant and helpful even when obviously over-worked. She is courteous and tries to accommodate everyone's needs. The showers are very clean though the changing rooms are a bit small. I solve the hook problem by bringing several of my own over the door hooks so most places are adequate for me. I'm still here, but will sign up for another day or two. I don't know what the weekly rate is, but even if I can't get it after signing back up for two days at a time, I thought it was a good value.
04/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
They are in the process of improving sites in this campground. I was in an unimproved site. The staff was very friendly: the gentleman who escorted me in, helped me set up because he knew I was tired. The campground is very clean and well maintained. The reason for rating this park as a 6 is because the sites are very close together and the showers are very small. The bathrooms are very clean, and the showers get the job done, but it's not a pleasant experience. If you're a large person, you'll be very uncomfortable. The first night the WiFi was not working because of the windy weather, which is forgivable. However, for the rest of my stay, the internet was spotty at times, and it was slow most of the time. The campground location is convenient for someone like me who was visiting friends during the day.
04/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is about 10 miles off of I-40. The people couldn't have been nicer in the office. They told me there's a restaurant that will pick a guest up and bring them back at no cost. They had a well-stocked store, and a very polite gentleman escorted me to my site. One of the gentlemen in the store even checked my tail light bulb to see if he had the right one in stock. They have a dog "playground" that is fenced--for little dogs, really. They have big open fields where I could take my lab to play ball and get rid him of his energy. The Wi-Fi is GREAT. Amarillo is Amarillo, there are trains, ranches, cows, and yes, a small air field in back of the campground. I like a campground that has things to watch so it doesn't bother me, and the noise doesn't bother me, either. There's a cold wind from the north blowing so I'm content with a sunny site. I'd recommend this park for overnight if you're traveling I-40. In fact, I'm staying an extra night to give myself a rest from driving in the wind and the washboard that is Oklahoma I-40. I'm also staying because my pup likes it here. It's not a destination campground so has to be judged a little differently--it meets all my requirements as a stop over while traveling I-40.
04/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
I was very tired so this campground was great because it was easy on/easy off. There's a restaurant in the office building that serves dinner (I was too late) and breakfast (I didn't try this, either so I can't make a recommendation one way or another regarding how the food was, but it was handy because I didn't even unhook my trailer). The showers were wonderful--good water pressure and plenty of hot water and immaculate. I walked around the park several times--it is well kept. It has a nice dog walking area, and a fish pond, as well. Highway traffic doesn't bother me when I'm tired, but for those who are light sleepers, you might ask for a spot toward the back--it wasn't bad, though, and I had a front row site.
04/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
I vouch for all the good things that have been said about this little park. I pulled into my site and didn't have to level. People are more than friendly. I'm hiding out from tornadoes, and the people who run the RV park have come down to tell me that rarely does a tornado hit this area, but the bathrooms/laundry room is a shelter. They are immaculate. I'd prefer a separate changing area, but it won't stop me from showering. There's a nice club house. Cloud Nine is 10 miles from Hot Springs. I ran down for groceries this morning. My lab LOVES the trail, and I can let him off leash on it, a welcome relief from most parks. We've already been three times today, in between the scattered rain showers. I've signed on for two more days before heading further west. Someone in the park has a green thumb. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and you can tell they are tended to with love. The park has some semi permanent and permanent residents. All sites neat and clean, and people are friendly. I'd recommend this park to anyone traveling through the area. I paid $30. per night without any discounts.
04/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a park I've wanted to stay in for a long time. I called and made reservations for two days. I was here about 2 minutes when I knew I wanted to stay longer. I went to the office, they refigured my bill, and I paid $189 for 8 days with discounts. WiFi is great. Laundry is brand new: opened the day I arrived in the section I'm in (cement pad on the river). I feel as though I have my own personal bathroom: brand new and spanking clean. Sink, toilet, shower, dressing area all enclosed in the same area. There are two of them in this section. The people who run the park are great, and very friendly. I've noticed a number of people washing their RVs, which to my husband used to be a great plus. Lots of big rigs here. Water pressure is very strong. I love sitting outside watching the river activity, reading a book, and taking walks. The park is immaculate. Garbage is picked up all day long. I'd stay here, again, in a NY minute. I have only good things to say about this park. If I were to think of one drawback, it's the area surrounding it, but I feel very safe in the park because of the security. I headed to Germantown to do some shopping, today. Very nice area. For groceries and drug store, I went locally and people were very pleasant.
04/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
The sites are very level, double-wide cement pads, but most are very shallow: maybe 27 feet at the most. There are lots of children. The picnic tables are on uneven ground on the opposite side of where you’d exit the RV on *some* of the sites, and the hookups are on the wrong side for a trailer or motorhome for the site that I was in. There are only four sites with full hook ups. I thought, at first, that there was only one bath, but I think there are two. I paid $20 for the night, full hookups are $25. I think this is an older state park: ideal for tenters and pop-ups and people like me with small trailers, who are traveling solo. For the size of the park, it’s a shame they didn’t allot more room for the campground. I think there are 51 sites, and they are all pretty close together, but it's very wooded so it didn't matter much. Not bad for my stay because there weren’t too many campers: maybe half the spaces were filled. While the bathhouses are old, they are roomy and clean, with a sink, toilet, and shower in the women’s. I could see the lake through the woods. It’s a very big lake, and I’m sure a haven for boaters. There are paved trails throughout the woods surrounding the campground, which to me was the best part of the park. It's great for dog walking and I saw some bikers while walking, but mainly it’s a peaceful place to enjoy nature with your pup. The staff was very friendly. If you have time, and are traveling west when leaving, take their advice and turn left onto 50. It's a very pretty ride.
12/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
The people in the office are very friendly and polite. The campground is very well maintained. The showers are very clean. It was very quiet during my stay, and it rained so I didn't get to do as much walking as I would have liked. The site I was in (13) was so level that I simply had to pull up and I was level both ways. Even though we had very heavy rain, there was enough pea gravel on the site to prevent mud. With two dogs, mud is a problem so a well maintained site is appreciated. The lake is beautiful. Several deer were in the campground in the early morning. The campground, itself, is quite a ways down the road in the park. The location is very convenient to restaurants in Winder, and within a half hour of Athens which has many nice specialty shops. We would have spent more time in Athens had the weather been better. I would camp here, again.
01/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
I was fortunate to get a good site, but the majority of sites are less than desirable. Security patrols came by frequently. The park and trails are very nice--inviting for families to visit. Water pad for the kids. lots of shelters and picnic areas. and a good size lake (being drained at present). Service at the Lodge Restaurant left something to be desired. Bathrooms are old, but clean and arranged nicely so that one can get dressed without water slurping underfoot. Rate based upon senior discount. Regular rate $23.
11/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wonderful little park. Very clean. Lovely hosts. Got there just in time for leaf peak. Trails are fun. Bridge is fun. Some in our group went kayaking. Sites are large and very level. Have nothing but good remarks about this park. Great (close) get-away from Atlanta. I'm not sure my rate is accurate. I'm a friend of Georgia Parks, and I also get a senior discount. Can't beat Georgia State Parks--some are just a little better than others--this is one of those.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
The showers were not in the most convenient location, and are $1.00 for 5 minutes. The attendant was most helpful and very friendly. The laundry had four washing machines and six dryers, I think. Deer were everywhere. Everyone in my group saw a black bear except me. Cell connection available only on the back porch of the Lodge which is very nice. We enjoyed the entertainment one evening in the Taproom. Great hiking trails from easy to difficult. Senior rate $10.00 per night. (866) 875-8456
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice park with lots to do, i.e., hiking, fishing, etc. The bathrooms were clean for the first few days, but as time passed and more people used them, they weren't kept as they should have been. Regarding the restaurant. We were a group of four. The service was awful and the food was bad. There was one other group of people in the whole restaurant. They were not pleased, either. It does have a lovely view of the lake and very nice decor. I didn't take the restaurant in to consideration in my overall rating because it's kind of separate from the campground. Clifton Forge had some nice restaurants, and a hardware store that topped off propane and charged by the pound.
10/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
A small jewel in Charlotte. A wonderful place to walk and enjoy nature. Bathrooms are not only clean, but private 8 X 10 full baths! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Big rigs, make reservations early. All sites pull-through. I wish I could have spent more time. I will go back.
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