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07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
The staff was quite friendly during our visit. The scenery is awesome in the Premium sites. I don't know if the Deluxe site would be worth it as you are really just camping in the woods in a small campground with few amenities. There is not much for the kids to do, which can sometimes be nice. Very convenient to town. Electricity was good. I do get aggravated with parks advertising WiFi and then providing a totally inadequate signal. That's why I gave it a 9 instead of a 10. Otherwise, we got what we expected.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Except for advertising "Free WiFi" and not providing a strong enough signal to use inside the camper, this is a nice park. Note that the owners clearly state that their goal is to sell all the sites to individual owners. Still, the amenities make for a nice temporary stay. We have stayed here more than once and will likely return when in the area. I'm not sure where the shaded sites mentioned in other reviews are located. All the sites we have occupied have been out in full sun as the trees within the park are pretty short.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
If the park didn't advertise Wi-Fi, this rating would have been a 10. Could not get Wi-Fi to work unless sitting by the pool house. Otherwise, this is a very nice, clean park. Electricity was good. Laundromat was by far the nicest we had ever used. Would definitely return.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very decent overnight stop. There are two primary camping areas. The long gravel pull-throughs with no sewage are down the hill. The very short level concrete pads with sewage are up near the office. We stayed in the latter and had very good electrical service. Note that none of these sites are on the water, despite the park having two lakes. The campground looks much larger. However, there are many permanent residents. While there is a nice lake and a pool, the size and remoteness of the sites would not make this a destination park - at least in my opinion.
07/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
Due to the poor electrical service at this park, I can unfortunately not recommend it. During the heat of a weekday, when the park was not full, our voltage was 104.5 V with ONLY the air conditioner running on low. The fridge and water heater had to be run on gas. Even when the sun went down, the voltage was less than 109 V with the fridge and air conditioning. We also tried the 50 Amp plug with no improvement. Voltage did get better at night, but not enough to run the water heater. There is really no point in commenting on the nice amenities, like the pool, since the utilities are of most importance to us when choosing a park. This is one of the few times that the previous reviews have lead us astray- though we realize most folks probably don't monitor voltage so closely. Also, expect to be nickel-and-dimed for kids and pets.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Except for the awesome location, this park doesn't have a whole lot going for it. Sites are very close together and there is not a lick of shade. Electricity was fine and satellite was obviously easy to set up. The kids enjoyed the pool, although it is quite small. Showers were very clean. There was a very nice Sunday morning service. It is probably less than a 10 minute walk to the beach.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
At first I was very concerned when the electricity and water were on opposite sides of the site. Besides that, we have no complaints. In fact, the electric box on the door side made for a nice awning anchor and cup holder. Just be aware that some folks may need an extension cord. Most of the full hookup sites are level enough that it will not be a problem. Many of the electric only sites are quite unlevel - some to the point of being unusable. Except for the very cold pool, there is lots for the kids to do. We stayed here several nights and would definitely return when back in the area. Very nice playground.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Except for the strict rules about having to supervise children under 18, this is a very nice park. It's not really a destination park, but it was very convenient for an overnight stay. Utilities were good, including electricity. Our pull thru site was level and long enough that we didn't have to unhook. Wi-Fi was strong and the kids enjoyed the game room.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great park with lots to do in terms of outdoor hiking. We always prefer the sites in the back with no sewage. The sewage sites are packed in like a bunch of sardines, which doesn't appeal to us. They were doing some construction. I don't know if they were just making some of the sites pull throiugh, or if they were adding sites.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Note that this is the same campground listed as Fort Pickens under Santa Rosa Island. Newer reviews appear in this listing. Several of the loops are undergoing some sort of sewer construction, apparently for the bath house. That was the reason we were given on one day for the very low, to nonexistent, water pressure that we had. Except for that and the "boil water notice" that we received during our stay, everything else was great. In talking with one of the workers here, the low pressure seems to be a common occurrence. One of the pumps died while we were here, thus the reason we were told NOT TO DRINK the water. Now I get to sanitize my RV plumbing. Although in terms of roads and other amenities, this park appears fine, I think mechanically they reopened too soon. The closest bottled water, for example, is about four miles away in town. My son also noted there were no paper towels/dryers or hand soap in the bathrooms. With the low water pressure, the toilets weren't flushing anyway. If I were going back, I would certainly call first to make sure the water was deemed safe to drink again. Having no water in such a remote location is a big pain.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Apparently the State of Mississippi has entered into the business of subsidized housing. The recent policy is to allow rentals for about 20 sites by the month at a rate of about 50% the norm, which I have never seen in a state park. There were at least 3 sites in my immediate vicinity that went completely unoccupied over the holiday weekend despite having RVs parked in them. I'm sure the folks camping in the overflow, with only electricity appreciated that. Those nearby sites were starting to show signs of being rentals, as opposed to campsites. I am disappointed as this is otherwise such a nice park.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Decent overnight park. Clean pool and friendly staff. Pull thrus are long, but pretty narrow. Utilities (electricity!) work well. Besides the pool, there isn't much to do here or any scenery to enjoy. Would definitely stay here for an overnight stay in the area.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
A great place to stay overnight or while visiting the Huntsville area. In terms of the park, there isn't much to do here. However, the utilities work well and the park staff is very friendly. The Wi-Fi is the fastest I have ever used!
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very scenic park on top of a mountain. Have stayed here several times and still enjoy visiting this park. The kids enjoyed the planetarium on the weekend and the playground area. Lots of scenic hiking trails and wildlife.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a free park with no hookups. The sites are fairly large and level. Some sites are double sites, which can be nice when camping with friends. The park is very quiet at night and you can enjoy the sites along the Trace, which is nice. The view from the day use area at the top of the hill is quite nice! Lots of wildlife.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our second visit to this park. Still, a good place to stay. During this visit, we were in one of the smaller sites near the front, which was a little crowded. Given that we were lucky to get a site on a holiday weekend, we can't really complain. The kids loved the pool.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice pool and friendly staff. The pet area just has to been seen to be appreciated! Sites are very level and pull-thrus quite long. Utilities (electricity) worked well. Great park for an over nighter!
07/2009
rating [ 1/10 ]
NOTICE: If everyone in your party is not 55+ years old, you CANNOT stay at this park. After we parked the RV for check in, I was immediately intercepted by a lady working in the yard. Before I could make it to the office, she informed me that this park was only for individuals over the age of 55+. I did not realize parks could discriminate on age, but apparently they can. The park description should be updated to reflect this! Luckily, the lady referred us to a nice park just down the street (Los Campos de Santa Fe RV Park).
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice quiet park in the woods. Some of the sewage connections are not placed in the best location. However, they have extensions that they will provide for those situations. Most parks won't go to that extent. Staff was very friendly. Pool was clean and the pet park was great for the dogs. Would definitely stay here again.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were planning to stay down the road in Ouray. Unfortunately, phone calls revealed there were no sites in any of the parks there. Luckily, we found this park in nearby Montrose. After seeing the sardine-can parks during our visit to Ouray, we were very glad that we ended up at Montrose RV Resort. The sites have very nice grass areas that are well landscaped. The pool was very clean and the spa relaxing. Great place to walk the dogs and a clean laundromat. The electricity was good - could run A/C and electric water heater on 30A at the same time. Friendly staff. We would definitely stay at this park again.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great little park right on the Arkansas River. Some of the sites are quite small, but we managed to squeeze into a site down by the river. They are quite picky about pets wetting on the grass near the sites. Some of the campers appear to be residents. The park is pretty quiet, at least in the sites down the hill. Typical park that nickel-and-dimes you for all the extras. Still, a nice place to stay.
07/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
Let’s start out with the good. The have fast, free internet. OK, now to the bad. First, the campground is very close to the interstate. Upon arriving, we were greeted quite rudely by the lady running the front shack (i.e. office). After paying extra for kids and pets (a first!), we were allowed to proceed to our site. What a mess of a campground. Apparently, the person designing the campsite layout and the other person designing the utilities didn’t meet before construction began. I kid you not, our dining room window was not more than 3 feet from the king-pin of the fifth-wheel parked next to us. What a great view! Luckily, the voltage eventually came up to above 108V so that we could switch the fridge back over to electric with the A/C running. No way could we run the electric water heater. Our utility pole was right in front of the neighbor’s door. Depending on the site you get, you may need an extra sewage hose and extra electric cord. Our neighbor’s sewage was in the same place as ours. Remember, their kingpin is at our dining room window. Talk about a long sewage run. The sites are not very level and obviously quite narrow (our slideout came within about 12 inches of our neighbor’s trailer!). In fact, I had to use 4WD to back up into our site. The grass was literally 4 feet tall. I guess we should have known things would not work out when we had to sign a form stating that we had read and understood the rules, which was a first for us. Apparently, this park is operated by the city. If you check out my previous reviews, you will see that I typically don’t give such a poor rating. However, this park deserves it… what a disappointment! We will never stay here again.
07/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Look at my other park reviews. This is by far the NICEST campground we have ever visited – bar none!! If you want me to be picky, the water spigot dripped. Other than that, this park is about as perfect as they come. I just wish the state parks where I lived were this nice.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Appears to be one of the nicer parks in the area. Has a distant view of the bridge. Had to run water heater on gas to maintain reasonable voltage. This is a big park with lots of walking area. The pool was clean and the kids liked the putt-putt golf. The sign said that the new management was making lots of upgrades in the coming season. There were some signs of activity in that regard. Would definitely stay here again if visiting the area.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good for an overnight. Utilities were not super as we had to run water heater on gas. Sites pretty level. Would stay here again if passing through the area. Not real great for a final destination. Not much for the kids to do except putt-putt, which is not free. Also, you can sometimes smell the goat farm across the street.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
OK for an overnight. The pool was empty, which disappointed the kids. There isn’t anything to do there. However, the sites are level and easy pull-thrus. Utilities were good.
01/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
As noted below Site 11 is very big. However, sites 12, 13, and 14 are very closely spaced. In fact, 12 and 13 are very close to each other and pretty short. Except for walking along the nature trail, and I guess inner tubing with the alligators, there ain't nothing' to do here! A great place to just relax and do nothing. But don't expect there to be a lot of nature to enjoy. The nature trail is pretty short, though the hike through the various pavilions over the blackish-clear waters is beautiful. The closest convenience store is several miles away. Park was very clean.
02/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Our latest visit to this great little park was no different than previous visits. The hosts are extremely polite and the park is very well maintained. We stayed on the water and really enjoyed ourselves. Definitely worth the trip out here.
03/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very convenient to the interstate and very quiet. If the owners would spend just a little time with housekeeping the park, such as by picking the place up, it would be even nicer. The area near the office, particularly over by the lake, almost looks like a junkyard. Some of the interior roads are paved. However, the entrance road is a little bumpy, but certainly passable. Someone needs to inform the owner that they now make gas powered weed eaters, as some of the RVs being stored around the perimeter of the campground look like they are floating on a sea of grass! The location of the utilities at some sites requires the use of an extra hose or an extension cord. Owners are very nice.
08/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
We finally found a USACE park that we don't like. Oh my, the ANTS!!! Woke up the first morning and they were all over the camper. After spending most of the morning cleaning, we put out ant poison. They still found a way to get on the camper (tree limbs, grass twigs, etc). On top of that, the grass had twigs that were literally knee high. I don't know why they didn't cut the grass for a holiday weekend. I suppose that is why the park was not full. Although it is right next to the paper mill, we did not hear or smell it all weekend. Still, with the uncut grass and the ants, the weekend was not as pleasant as it could have been. If you do visit without plenty of ant poison, don't say you weren't warned!!!
07/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Pretty little park on Lake Sidney Lanier. Sites were very level concrete and quite clean. The only reason I gave this corps park a low rating, which is unusual for me, is because the electricity was on the weak side. The voltage was around 107V with just the A/C and 12V system running. I could not run my fridge on shore power without the voltage dipping dangerously low. I would be even more concerned about this on a holiday weekend as the park was only about a quarter full when we were there. Sites 16 through 24 have very nice water views on both sides and easy water access. As usual for a corps park, the hosts were exceptionally nice. NOTE TO THOSE PASSING THROUGH TOWN: If you are heading south early the next morning, the gates do not open until 7 am, which puts you right in heavy Atlanta inbound traffic on GA-400 South.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great place to stay when visiting Carowinds. They sell park tickets at the 3-day advanced internet price, which worked well for our last minute decision to visit the park. Shuttle was nice also and staff was quite friendly. Electricity was strong enough to run A/C and water heater on shore power. The sites closer to the lodge are quieter as there is some sort of factory near the sites away from the lodge.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
The two inner loop sites are very close together and only partially shaded. The outer loop sites are spread further apart and heavily shaded - I recommend those. Great access to the beach, only a short walk. Even though they are constantly emptying the garbage, it still gets piled up in those tiny dumpsters they use.
07/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Great place to pull off for an overnighter. Lousy place to vacation. The grass was well cut but not bagged, so we tracked it in the camper. Looks like they are starting an old machine recycling center behind the office - lots of junk rusting away in the dirt/grass. A little clean up would go a long way. Host was very nice.
07/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park has electrical issues. While running just the 12V system and my high-efficiency 15 kBtu A/C on low, the voltage was around 106V. With the fridge on, it was around 103V, even after I cleaned the park connection! I resent having to run the fridge on my costly propane when I am paying $33 per night. At the park before and after this one, we had voltages of around 118V and 120V with the A/C and fridge both on shore power, so I know the problem was with the park. All the other comments, including the non-heated pool and rough/narrow roads, are true. Still, when comparing to some of the other parks in the area, there doesn't seem to be a good alternative.
07/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great park. If you want to be on the water, there are only a few sites in the C loop that have waterfront sites. All other sites are in the woods, though they are all pretty private and well shaded. Sites C8, C9, and C10 are right on/near the water, if you can get one. Staff was very courteous. The park is pretty much all full hook-ups, though there are just a few clearly marked sites with no sewer.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is out in the middle of nowhere. Although there is a nice horse trail that adjoins the park, horses are not allowed in the park. The trail makes for a nice shaded walk down to the creek. Gravel and grass sites are fairly level. There is no pool or other recreation in the park, at least none that we saw. Also, there are no shaded sites, which can be a problem in the summer sun. WiFi was not as reliable as I would have liked, though it did work some of the time. The park was exceptionally clean and the staff was very accommodating and courteous.
02/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Despite what the web site says, all sites now have sewer connections. The park was recently upgraded. The sites are pretty level and well spaced. When we made reservations, the only sites listed as having sewer (1-10) are quite short and cramped. We were happy to see all sites now have full hook-ups. Hiking trail around lake was pretty.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
An older campground with gravel sites. Some sites are pretty small and there is not much privacy as all the sites are stacked in one area. Very nice paved walking trail around lake and putt-putt golf right next to campground. Staff was very courteous - let kids play golf for free! Will return if needing a campground west of Atlanta. Our pull-thru site did not require unhooking.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Yes, the entrance road is very, very steep. Also, the road in the campground has a sharp and steep curve at the end. But, once you get up there, it's great! We stayed in site 5 and had to go around the loop backwards to be able to back in. That site is near the cabins and hangs off the side of a hill, like many of the sites. Just a short walk to the falls. Staff is extremely courteous.
03/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
If you are looking for a place to pull over for the night, this is fine. Otherwise, move on. It is a bunch of grass/gravel sites. We camped up in the 40's section and were probably about 3 feet from our neighbor, if that far. It was nice that we didn't have to unhook. The park was relatively quite, despite being next to a busy road. Some of the roads are narrow and steep. Lots of rules and you have to pay extra for kids!
11/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Although this park is in a rough area of town, my wife and I felt very secure here. The tall brick wall surrounding the park is topped with protective metal spikes. Also, the park appears to be manned 24 hours per day. If I would suggest an improvement, it would be a security gate keypad that did not require the guest to have to get out of the car to use. However, every time we drove up, they opened the gate for use. So, I can’t really complain. The sites are quite large and level. If you run your A/C fan, the noise is not really that bad. If you want to be in town, this is your only option – and it’s a very good one. The park staff was exceptionally nice and accommodating!!
11/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is located about a mile off of I-20 near Morton, MS. Upon entering the park, there are two campgrounds from which to choose. The park on the east side of the lake, about a mile away, is the older campground and has some full-hookups and some water/electric only. The sites on the west side of the lake are somewhat newer and appear to be all full hookups. Note that this is a fairly old park, so the term “new” is only relative. Site 60 is right next to the swimming area. Sites 56, 57, and 58 are on the water and fairly private. While the concrete/paved sites are fairly level, I did have to use leveling blocks. For the few days we were there, the camp store never opened. That could have been due to the holidays. The only minor drawback of the park is that you can hear the faint rumble of interstate traffic. However, you don’t notice it after a while. Overall a nice park that we would consider visiting again if in the area.
11/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very clean, quiet,and relaxing. Besides the ATV Trails and Nature Trails, there isn't much to do but relax. Tons of deer in the park. Sites 38, 39, and 40 are very nice. Site 38 is our favorite. It is probably 120' long and has water on both sides. We already have reservations to visit again.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
If it weren't for the pesky camp host buzzing around on his scooter, looking for camper violations, this park would get a 10 (reminds me of Barney Fife). When checking in, they don't seem to fully understand what campers expect. The campground is very scenic, with most sites having good shade. Some sites sit on a high bluff, while some are on a low bluff near the river. Even the sites on top of the hill are mostly in the woods and very private and scenic.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
The sites are all well spaced and some are very private. Just about every site has at least some shade during the day. A special NOTE regarding the bathrooms. The bath house (shower and rest room) near us was very clean and fairly new. However, there are only a few of these throughout this very large park (it is several miles from one end of the park to the other). In some loops, there was only a two stall bathroom with NO sink or apparent running water. So, if you expect a nice rest room facility near your site, make sure you locate a site near one of the bath houses and not just a rest room. The kids enjoyed seeing the many deer and turkeys that congregated near the dump station. The dump station was clean and easy to use. One final note, make sure to bring what you need with you. The park is quite a distance from any grocery store or gas station. Overall, a great park!
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park is basically in a rolling open field. I sure don't recall seeing any shaded sites, unless you count shade from a nearby tree at sunset. There are no sites directly on the river. The pool is very small. Wi-Fi access is very weak in some spots. The park is very well landscaped. Being a brand new park, it will be interesting to see if the park is maintained well over the next few years. Some of the long-term RVs are starting to look trashy. There are several signs for future expansion of other facilities. Apparently the owner's kids hang out in the laundry room and the RV rental units to watch TV. It was a pain having to compete with them for a washer and dryer and seeing their clothes hanging all over the laundry room. Lots of rules, such as keeping a dog on a leash. Even though you have to sign a form acknowledging the rules, some people still let their dogs run without a leash in the nearby field. If you are going rafting on the Hiwassee, this park is probably your best option in the area!
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Kids loved tubing in the stream. Because it is so shady, there isn't much grass. As a result, it gets very muddy when it rains. Sites are not terribly big. Shade is nice.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Tons of amenities and quiet. Gravel sites are pretty level. Convenient to Highlands, NC and other small towns.
06/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
Poor voltage! We stayed here around a holiday, but not on a holiday. The whole time we were there, the voltage fluctuated around 110V. At one point, my site got down to 104V. I had to put the fridge and water heater on gas and only run the A/C and 12V convertor to get the voltage up to 106V! That is still pretty low. I checked with nearby RVs and their voltage was the same. The park was only 70% full. Amenities are nice, but having good electricity is too important, particularly when paying so much for a site.
05/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
If you are the type person that likes department store security cameras following you, this park is for you. In our ten years of camping at well over 100 campgrounds, this one gets the prize for most strict. We witnessed two vehicle searches while staying here. That was a first! Apparently they have a problem with some day visitors. As far as the campground is concerned, I'm guessing it was built in the 60's by the lowest bidder. While there are some level sites, many are quite unlevel and chipped away. About half the sites have hook-ups on the wrong side, while some have the hook-ups spread out on both sides. Bring a long sewer hose. Some sites even have the electric service panel right where your RV door would go. The area is absolutely beautiful. However, the park could really use some updating. They should give the security guard a can of wasp spray to go clean out the lake shower-house of wasp nests! At least the park felt secure at night.
10/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Every site in this park is level. Many of the sites are right on the water. Sites 19 and 41 are particularly nice, but just about any site between those two on the water will be nice. Even the sites off the water are nice, shaded, and private.
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground is located inside the Moundville Archaeological Park, which is located about 15 miles south of Tuscaloosa on Hwy 69. The 32 gravel sites, some mostly dirt, all have water and electric hook-ups. All the hookups I saw were on the wrong side of the site. There are a few sites near the front that have sewage. Of the sewages sites, #6 is the only one with appreciable shade. Some of the sites are a little short for most RV's. But, there are plenty of big sites. This is a perfect park for bicycling as there is a big loop road that is flat. Except for the train crossing that is about .5 mile away, this park is very quiet at night. The train never woke us up. Since there isn't much to do here except tour the museum and mounds, this is a great place to sit back and relax.
08/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
We drove through Panther Bay and Bidwell Point before deciding to stop at this park for the night. For some reason, the parks are completely unattended on Wednesdays and it is easy to just drive through. The only service provided here is electricity. Upon departure, we could not find the DUMP STATION! So, we went over to Panther Bay, which has a very nice facility.
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
A little pricey, but very conveniently located, a nice pool, clean, and good electric service.
08/2006
rating [ 2/10 ]
Why would I rate this park a 2 when it is such a beautiful and clean park with such clean showers? This park has MAJOR ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS! When I turned on the A/C, the voltage dropped from 111V to 105V. This is way too low. I checked two other sites, one far away, and the unloaded voltage at the outlet was the same. Therefore, this problem was not just at our site. At one point, the A/C bogged down and the lights dimmed. I immediately turned off our A/C. After a few seconds, the park voltage jumped up to around 115V. I suspect some A/C’s got fried. After that, the voltage was marginal. Other than this major issue, the park is absolutely beautiful. The sites are level and well spaced. We would certainly go here again if it were not for the electrical problems.
08/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
We had a 31 foot fifth wheel in a 33 foot campsite. We had to park the truck next to the camper, then the next camper was on the other side of the truck. When you look across the main road and see the Class A motorhomes with such huge sites, it is obvious who the Casino caters to! Still, great access to St. Louis and very nice staff, except for the snooty receptionist in the mini store.
08/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
NOTE: THIS PARK DOES NOT HAVE 30 AMP ELECTRIC SERVICE, though it does have 50 amp and 20 amp service. The national park service recently built six new RV sites near the middle of this park (sites 51 - 56). These sites are asphalt and right next to each other. All six sites have water, a 50A plug, and a 20A plug - but NO 30A plug. The park host mentioned that he had a couple of 50A to 30A adapters, which does bypass any protection that one would get from running too many items at once. There is space in the box for a 30A plug, but the host did not know if there were plans to install any. Our landing gear sank about one-half inch in the asphalt during our stay. Other than these minor issues, the park is very nice. It is located adjacent to the upper Current River and Round Spring. There is a great place to swim and play in the water. There are several places nearby to rent a tube or canoe and play in the crystal clear river, which goes through the park. The showers were not very clean. Note that the web site shows many other sites. These other sites have no hook-ups and most are NOT suitable for an RV as they are nothing more than a pull-off to park a car. Therefore, I only listed the RV suitable sites.
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Thanks to the reviews here, we picked this park upon arrival in the Branson area. While the sites are gravel pull-thrus and close together, they are fairly level. We were just looking for a place to stay while visiting various attractions, and this park fit the bill nicely. The pool and spa were clean. The laundry facility was awesome and extremely clean. They have some necessary RV supplies in the large office. The electric service never dropped below 119V, which is very good for such a large park. This park even has a place to wash RVs.
07/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
This campground is very overpriced. We paid close to $50/night for our medium sized family. The park is directly across the street from Graceland, which still doesn’t justify the price. The sites are gravel, mostly pull-thrus, and are spaced about 12 to 15 feet apart. There is a sign at every site “Do Not Park on Grass,” though you can’t really tell where the site ends and the grass begins. We did have some ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS during our stay. On the first night, our voltage went down to 109V. After that, the voltage seemed to hover between 114V and 118V. When running the air and microwave, the 30A breaker in the service box kept blowing, which has never been a problem before. We inquired at the office and were told that they had just spent a bunch of money upgrading the electrical. That didn’t explain why the 20A breaker in our box was broken. Anyway, the fellow came out and checked the voltage at the outlet and said the breaker must be OK. He obviously knew nothing about electricity. On a good note, the park does have a nice open field at the back for walking dogs and playing with the kids. The laundry is nice as well. Unless you really need a close place to Memphis, I would encourage you to look elsewhere.
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice campground. Sites are well spaced, level, and most are well shaded. There are some clustered sites that would be very suitable for small groups of campers.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice park. Not much to do besides just relax, enjoy the scenery, and fish. The playground near the back of the park is very nice. The nicest shaded concrete sites are 13, 14, 15, 18, and 19. Site 20 is also nice, but has no shade. Site 21 is very large with a private front yard, but only has limited shade. Make sure to take your ant killer as they are all over the place and they will find a way onto your camper, even if by a twig touching from a tree!
05/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Jennings Ferry is about 5 miles southeast of I-20 Exit 40 just off of Alabama Hwy 14. The park reopened in March 2006 after an extensive renovation. Each of the 52 sites now has a level concrete pad with the usual Corps amenities, including water and electricity. Many of the sites are right on the water. The playground still lacks a sand base as it obviously was just complete. Therefore, the kids get a little dirty. Otherwise, this park is in very pristine condition. There’s not much to do in the area except fish. So, it’s a nice place to relax. Some of the sites would easily hold a camper, a boat, and two trucks. There is also extra parking inside the park. Particularly nice sites include numbers 19, 23, 24, 28, 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, and 42.
03/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
What a disappointment. After reading all these great reviews, I was really excited to visit this park. To me, it was not near as nice as other Georgia State Parks. They did just put in two new bathhouses and relatively new hook-ups. Some of the sites, though, were holding water even though it had not rained in at least a day. There were at least four sites that were marked with the official "occupied" cards but had no camper or other stuff on them (completely bare sites). I thought you couldn't reserve a site. One of these was a prime site that overlooked the lake. When I inquired to the host upon arrival, he said to find a vacant site with no card. He was very snooty. Guess what? Two of thoes sites remained unoccupied the whole time we were there (three days). I think the host in that loop was saving sites for friends. The activities in the surrounding areas (Little White House, etc) were neat.
03/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
Although this is a very nice, newly renovated, Corps Park, I cannot get over the fact that it is directly adjacent to a chemical processing plant that has noisy equipment running 24 hours per day! Unless you get in site 35 or higher, you will hear the plant while sitting outside. Sometimes you can even hear the phone ring over their intercom system. While we were there, the train serviced the plant at around 7:30 am. The train runs right next to the campground. Yes, the park is very clean, has very level concrete pads, new electric service, and sewage at all sites. Furthermore, some of the sites are big enough for two trucks, a camper, and a boat. Too bad that plant is so noisy!
03/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
Not much more than a bunch of gravel sites put in a field. They did have full hook-ups and some water front sites. But, the sites are pretty close together. It was quiet the night we stayed here.
03/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Located about 12 miles southwest of Calera, just off I-65 south of Birmingham, Brierfield Iron Works has a nice small campground. There are two camping areas. There are 10 sites near a gravel parking lot, for the small church and some of the cabins. Those sites, which are right next to each other, back right up to the stream that runs through the park. The other 15 sites are in an area between the stream and a hill. Some of these sites also back up to the stream. While some are closely spaced, there are some that are well spaced. There is a large "range" just behind the camping areas. I was told that was for target shooting, which happens one weekend every month. The ruins to the iron furnace are near the entrance to the park. The kids enjoyed going around looking at all the green and black glass-like rocks that are scattered throughout the park. When we were there, one of the bridges over the stream was being replaced. Access to the dump station required backing up. The only other thing I could pick on was the small amount of road noise that was only noticable at certain times.
01/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is very conveniently located near town. It could use a little updating as some of the paved sites look like they could use some patching and or leveling. With full hook-ups, you can't beat the convenience to town. The web site says nothing about the campground. However, the park can be reached at (256)830-4987.
01/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is located just south of the small town of New Market, which is about 15 miles northeast of Huntsville. To be honest, I did not camp at this park. I merely rode through for an inspection. But, since there was no listing, I figured I would supply some info. Most of the sites, located on a loop road around an open field, are very level. All the sites are paved with a paved patio. Some of the higher numbered sites are close together, but most are well separated with some small trees in between. I only saw water and electric hookups. This campground is located in a park that also houses baseball and other fields in an adjacent area. Although things were quiet when I visited, there were 5 or so campers in the park. There is one building inside the loop. I did not inspect it. I will definitely put this park on my list of places to camp. (Note: I got the price off another web site describing the park. )
11/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stopped off here one night on a return trip from Georgia. For being such a nice park, this one sure isn't advertised very much. We stayed right after Thanksgiving and there appeared to be lots of hunters staying in the park. Still, the park was very clean, very quite, and worth visiting. Most of the sites are level asphalt with a fire ring and picnic table. The sites are well spaced. This park is out in the middle of nowhere. But, it is worth the drive. There is a swimming area and a day use area. The bath houses look like they were copied from a new COE park as the design is the same. Although I didn't use them, they were very clean. There are two sites that have sewer. Apparently these are for a campground host when one stays inside the park. When we were there, the host was staying at a site just across from the camping loop entrances - there are two loops. There are a few sites that could handle a big rig. Some of the sites are a hundred feet or so from the water. You can see the water but you aren't on it. Although there is a gate, the park is self pay. The sign said the park will close in early December. The web site says it will reopen in March. A very nice park for relaxing.
11/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We spent the night here while traveling to north Georgia. We were surprised by this nice campground. There are several large pull-thru sites and the sites are fairly well spaced. The electric and water service looked fairly new. Apparently this park fills up at Thanksgiving - or we might have stayed longer. I hope we can one day return here as there appears to be lots to do and see within the park. Note that the entrance has a bridge with a 13 ton limit (I seem to recall that number). The camping area entrance road has one sharp turn is fairly narrow at some points. But, that's only a problem if you meet someone head on. Also, the camping loop entrance is fairly steep. Not really a big deal, though.
11/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the third or forth time we've camped here. However, we haven't been in several years. This is still a very nice park.
10/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stopped off here on a return trip from Florida. This park is not very large. Still, some of the sites are right on the Kolomoki Lake. There are a few very large pull-thru sites although some of the back-ins are not large enough for a big RV. The bath house was typical of a GA State Park, clean and recently renovated. A few of the water front sites are obviously set up to be double sites, although they are not denoted as such. Our truck was only about 10 feet from the neighbors tent. There are also sites up off the lake in a more shaded area. There are gray water dump locations between every few sites and a dump station at the entrance. Although not clearly marked, be sure and stop off at the Park Office before proceeding down to get a site. There is no Registration Office at the campground.
10/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground is only a few miles from two major interstates (I-75 near I-10). Still, the park was very quiet. The only noise comes from the large bell tower that plays some of Stephen Fosters music during regular business hours, even on the weekend. We walked over to the museum, bell tower, and craft areas. We also strolled down to the Suwannee River. Some of the campsites are in an open area that is mostly covered by very large trees containing Spanish Moss. Other campsites are amongst dense foliage. All the campsites are gravel. Some of very large and would almost hold two campers. Overall, a very nice park.
10/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is in some very dense woods and very secluded from the nearby town. The beach is only about 1/4 mile from the campground and there is a lighthouse close by. The campsites are compact dirt and most are under a canopy of dense trees. There are three reasons I not give this park a higher rating than a 6. First, the mosquitoes were bad. Second, the mosquitoes were really bad. Third, the mosquitoes were terrible. If you go here, take several bottles of Off. We went in mid October and the temperatures were fairly cool. One of the park T-shirts features pictures of two large mosquitoes. That should have been an indicator of what we were about to experience. The park was very quiet and the park staff nice. Finally, did I mention the mosquitoes were bad.
10/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stopped off here on a trip down south. This park is right on Hwy 231. It is set-up as an overnight park with large pull-through sites. The self-pay system enables you to arrive and leave at any hour. Although we would never consider this a destination park, it did serve a purpose as a place to stay for a decent nights rest (thus only a 6 rating). I don't know if they even have rest rooms or showers. There is a lake, but you can't see it from the camp sites.
09/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a small US Army COE campground located on Chilatchee Creek, which eventually feeds into the Alabama River. Although the park is on a creek, the water is not moving so its more like being on a lake. There are several sites on the small bluff overlooking the water. These sites are concrete and level. Our site was very long, shaded, and private. Some of the sites are just compact gravel. There is no designated swimming area, but that is not a problem as there were several alligators in the water near the campground. The park is approximately 13 miles from Alberta. The closest gas station is several miles away. If you need something, take it with you. Although this campground will certainly handle big rigs, note that the first mile of the entrance road is not paved. Although it is a compact dirt road, two large rigs would have to inch past each other on this road. Once you get close to the park, the entrance is a well paved two lane road. The mosquitoes were particularly bad when we went, so be prepared. If you are looking for a place to relax, do nothing, and enjoy being outdoors, this place fits the bill nicely. Unless you like to fish, then there is plenty to do. There is a nice big playground right near the center of the park and a washer and dryer in the small bathhouse. The park hosts were extremely nice. If you want to go swimming, Millers Ferry Park is about a 25 mile drive away, although it is only a few miles down the river from this park.
04/2004
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stopped off here on a three day trip up the Natchez Trace Parkway. This is a very pretty park. There isn't much to do in the campground. You just pull in and pick out a site. No registration or fees. But, there are also no amenities. There are some neat things to see in the immediate area. The park is at milepost 385.9 on the Natchez Trace in Tennessee. We enjoyed our one night stay here.
07/2005
rating [ 2/10 ]
While the scenery in this apparently very popular park is nice, unfortunately I cannot give it a good rating. We did not get off to a good start during our visit. When we called to check on availability of a site when arriving in the Hot Springs area, we were told there was one site available. We arrived and occupied that very unlevel site. There were, however, two handicap sites that were not occupied during our overnight stay. Those sites were not designated as reservable sites. I do not agree with this denial of service type policy that would have resulted if our site had already been occupied. Apparently we would have been turned away even though two non-reservable handicap sites would have remained empty. I tried to get clarification on this policy from the COE officer when leaving the park. He did not have a definite answer for me on any COE policy. He said it would depend on how far I had traveled that day if I would get a handicap site! Although several people told us that Lake Ouachita is the cleanest lake in the country (non-polluted), it sure was muddy during our visit. It didnt smell good either. Some of the moss on the lake was so thick that birds could walk on it. There are some pretty mountains that surround the park. Except for the paved handicap sites, I believe all the sites are gravel, with some being very close to each other. There were not many level sites. Our site dropped about one to two feet over the length of our camper. Some of the park roads are paved while others are gravel. If you are considering sites 1-22, beware that there is some large noisy equipment behind the bathhouse in that loop. I asked one camper over there if it made that grinding noise all night. He said in a sarcastic tone that it only cut on and off all night. The bathhouses could use some updating. The grass had apparently not been cut in quite some time. Overall, the park did not appear to be maintained like the US Army Corps parks that we are accustomed to visiting. Out of the approximately 30 or so Corps parks that we have visited, this was our least favorite. I would not recommend staying here if there are other nice parks closer to Hot Springs. This park is pretty much a fish camp.
08/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very large campground. The water electric sites, which are in two of the loops, are in a more open area on top of the hill. Most of the other sites, the ones in the woods, are electric only. The park was very clean. Some of the bath houses looked brand new. It appears as though the park has seen some recent upgrades, some of which are not quite complete. The swimming area is a man-made beach with sand over some pavement. It is difficult to walk down to the water from some of the sites. However, the steep walk is worth the effort as the water is crystal clear! The swimming area was almost like being in a pool. (I dont know where the previous reviewer got 47 sites from. There are something like 269 sites in this park. Only 156 have electricity. Maybe there are only 47 with water also. Some of the sites are tent sites as well.)
07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is undergoing some renovations. As a result, all the waterfront sites are currently closed. We found a nice quiet site near the end of one of the areas, which was on a road that actually exited the park onto some private land. We had to have two water hoses to reach the hook-up near the front of the site. The dump station has been relocated near the office during the renovation. It is very difficult to get the trailer level at the dump station. Even though the park was ok, some of the surrounding scenery was spectacular. The trail down to the dribbling falls was nice. We also climbed on some very large rocks on one of the short trails. If you go, take the 4.5 mile drive out to Petit Jeans grave site. The view from there is truly overwhelming. You can see for miles and you are overlooking a large section of the AR River. The roads up to the campground can be steep. However, they are not that bad. The kids really liked the pool ($). It has two small water slides, a diving board, and is very clean. Overall, a nice park with some great views on the entrance and exit roads.
08/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stopped off here while returning from a trip to AR. This is a very nice clean park that is on a lake, but out in the middle of nowhere. It is about 8 miles from the major Hwy going through town. The park is very quiet and sits right on the lake. The pool was decent and clean, although part of it was closed due to only having one life guard on duty. The scenery here is very nice. The paved sites are level and have a picnic table and fire ring. The full hook-up sites on the water are not as private as other sites. However, they are pretty well spaced. This park is in a pecan grove, so the sites are all exposed. On the way out of town, we passed by Pecan Grove RV Park. I was very glad that we opted to stay at Lake Chicot as Pecan Grove was right on a major road and did not look as quiet or secure. However, Pecan Grove is definitely closer to town. We would stay at Lake Chicot again if visiting the area.
07/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
In a word, wow! We decided to try this park while passing through the Little Rock area. I think this is probably the most well maintained US Corps Park that we have ever visited. This is despite the fact that the sites only had water and electric hook-ups. The sites are fairly well spaced. The park has tall trees and there is no undergrowth to provide much privacy. Much of the campground has well manicured grass. There are five loops. For our single night stay, we lucked up and got a site right on the water. The site has the usual Corps amenities, such as a gravel area with a picnic table. Our neighbors to each side were about 100 feet and 150 feet away. We were even able to get satellite TV through the tall trees. The park is also very quiet. If ever visiting this area again, we would definitely consider this park.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We went to this park as part of our Arkansas trip solely to dig for diamonds. The kids really enjoyed the new water park. This is just a large pool with all sorts of geysers, water spouts, and two small water slides. It is only 3 feet deep and requires an admission fee. Nevertheless, the kids enjoyed it. After the water park, we went digging for diamonds. We didnt find any, but the kids still had fun. As far as the campground is concerned, the park is very quite and wooded. The sites appeared fairly level. Even though the sites are paved, some have erosion problems. Furthermore, many of the sites had the hook-ups on the wrong side of the side. Still, this was a very pretty park that provides privacy for the camper. Plus, there are plenty of things to see inside the park.
07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
If you are looking for a nice secure place to stay while visiting the Tunica or Memphis area, this park fits the bill nicely. We stayed here while participating in a baseball tournament in Southaven, MS. Although the drive was 30 minutes, the Grand RV Park appears much more secure and quiet than the Southaven RV Park, which is on a major road and has no form of security. (In the Southaven RV Park, which we drove through, the very closely-spaced sites are not long enough to accommodate a camper and a tow vehicle. ) The Grand RV Park has a security gate that requires a room key. Although the park was constructed on a farm field, the concrete sites are very level. The sites are approximately 30 feet from each other. There are only a few short trees in the park. Therefore, the hot sun can really put your air conditioner to work. The hookups in this park are very nice. I particularly liked the fact that the site number signs and electric hook-up posts had downward shining lights at night. These ground level lights keep the park illuminated at night without having strong lights from overhead poles shining through the windows. This lighting was a very nice touch. Each site has water, electric, sewer, and cable. We decided to leave in the late afternoon once our ball tournament was over. We were paid through the next morning and did not expect any sort of refund since we were leaving way after checkout time. The park attendant offered us a refund for that night anyway since we had paid cash for our previous 6 nights. The only problem with this park was that the nice small swimming pool got too warm to use on one day. Perhaps there was a problem with the temperature control system or the sun was just too much. Despite what other information we got on the internet, this park is the closest to Southaven. The Hollywood and Sams Town parks are approximately 8 miles further from town. We had originally planned to stay at Hollywood but changed to the more spacious Grand RV Park.
05/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Isaac Creek is a Corps of Engineer park located at the intersection of Isaac Creek and the Alabama River, just north of the Claiborne Lake Lock and Dam, which is about 15 miles northwest of Monroeville, Alabama. All the roads leading into the park (SR 41 and CR 17) are paved, although some are a little bumpy. The park is very quiet and secluded as the nearest store is approximately seven miles away. Most of the sites are level concrete pads with crushed stone patios typical of Corps parks. We had a very nice shaded site on the creek side with our own personal dock. Our site was so long that a 40 foot rig could have parked in front of us after we unhooked. There are many sites in this park that would be more than adequate for any big rig. The reservations website listed our site as less than 60 feet long when in fact it was probably well over 100 feet long. The only thing we didn't like about the park was the number of vehicles. There were probably at least a dozen sites with a camper and three vehicles. More than one site had a camper, four vehicles, and a boat. There were several vehicles parked along the road and in the grass. The road going through the park is a double-lane two-way road. Navigating the park was not a problem despite all the parked vehicles. The park was very quiet at night. Due to the dense forest, we were not able to get satellite TV. However, being able to watch the alligator swimming in the creek out our rear window made up for that deficiency. Needless to say, this is not the place to plan a swimming trip for the kids. We thought the nicest sites were numbers 21 through 30, with 30 being the largest and most shaded and having access to the nicest dock on the creek. While a vast majority of the sites are in the woods, there are some sites on the river and those have little or no shade. The park has several nice playgrounds for the kids and gazebos for the parents to relax. The road makes a big loop that is nice for walking or bike riding. We were there on Memorial Day weekend. So, there was plenty of boat traffic on the creek. Sites 7 through 30 are located on the Creek and sites 31 through 41 are located on the Alabama River. The remaining sites are in the woods. I believe all sites have 50 amp electric service and plugs for any service less than that. The brochure says the park is located near Camden and Claiborne. The closest town that would be on any map is Monroeville, so that is where I listed it.
05/2005
rating [ 3/10 ]
Although I did not actually stay at this campground, I was in the area and decided to check it out as a possible weekend retreat. I'm glad I did. The sites are nothing more than large concrete pads, some with flaking green paint to mark the site. The sites are very close to each other. The park is fairly hilly. The sites looked level. Due to the hills, a few sites have a steep drop off near the front of the site that would make it very difficult to unhook a travel trailer or fifth wheel. Some of the sites do have privacy fences. However, they appeared to be a whopping 8 feet long and right up next to the neighbor's camper. I don't think they really create much privacy. While the scenery was decent, the tall weeds right near the road were not very pretty. Furthermore, the road was torn up in several spots. The pool was smaller than most residential pools, although it looked clean. If this is a fairly new park, it sure didn't look it. Except for having a level spot to stay the night, I see no reason to actually go camping here.
04/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We found this campground listed in another campground directory. A one word summary - WOW! The scenery going into the park is great. Many of the sites are located on the side of a hill that overlooks Carters Lake. This park is about a 10 minute drive south east of Ellijay, GA, just off of Hwy 382. The entrance road is pretty steep and curvy. But, I didn't have any problems. Our site was a long concrete pad and almost perfectly level. I think our camper site was actually longer than listed on the reservation web site. There were also some compact gravel sites. We had a very large wooden deck that came right up to the concrete pad. A long bench seat formed the long wall on this deck. The kids loved playing on the deck. We were not able to get satellite TV here as the site was on the north side of a steep hill. Nevertheless, there was plenty of scenery such that we didn't need TV. We will certainly camp here again when going through this area. We might even make a special effort just to come back here.
03/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We spent two nights here during a visit to north Georgia. If you like rules, this is your park. Besides the rules brochure, there are huge rule signs everywhere. Don't plan on picking up dead wood for the fire, against the rules. No scooters of any kind are allowed. This may just be GA State Parks in general. We had a full hook-up site. Those are closer together than the water/electric only sites. Still, we were about 30 to 40 feet from our next door neighbor. There was a little stream behind our site. The site was gravel with a little dirt, and fairly level. There are lots of planned activities. The kids got to pan for gold at the campground activity center. They also have a nice store right in the campground. There are three major camping areas, two of which are near the store. There is also a lake and lots of hiking trails. There is also a tent area. Despite having so many rules to follow, this is a very nice park and we enjoyed our stay. During our stay, we visited Helen, Georgia, a small German town that is just a few minutes drive away.
03/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stopped off here one evening on our way to north Georgia. We had made reservations on a back-in site. We got there just after dark. The park attendant recommended another site that was a big pull-thru since we said we were going to be leaving the next morning. We didn't even have to unhook or use leveling blocks as the concrete pad was very long and very level. Setting up the satellite dish was very easy. Our site was in the open. However, there are plenty of sites in the shade. Most sites face the water and just about every site has some view of the water. This is a very nice campground and we will definitely go back here. The only reason it didn't get a 10 was because it didn't have sewage. For me, a 9 means excellent!
02/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our second time to visit this campground. The last time we went (the previous review from over a year ago), we stayed on the rim of the mountain with only partial hook-ups. This time, we stayed in a full hook-up site. I did notice that there were several campers that were unoccupied all weekend. This is a disappointment as all of them were in full hook-up sites. Several of the campers were for people that were working in town. Which is fine, but there were only two full hook-up sites left when we got there - out of about 20. This visit was in February. Apparently there are time limits for stays during the peak season of 14 days. Still, the scenery was very pretty and we really enjoyed riding bikes and walking on the trails. Despite being so close to a big town, the overlooks are very pretty!
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