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10/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
The campground is mediocre with sites one on top of the other. They have very clean pit toilets and no showers. The road into the campground continues around and out; thus, cars frequently drove by who were not campers. Trains were an issue; we didn't sleep very well. Undoubtedly this place is very busy in the spring when 500,000 Sandhill Cranes arrive on their migration there. The cranes spend a few days in a field by the campground.
09/2014
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is a lovely state park that we've stayed at repeatedly over the years. We had reservation for 8 nights this time. Everything was as good as usual except we had lousy loud neighbors one night. When my husband asked them to quiet down, he was called every name in the book. When we talked to the park staff about this the next morning, it became clear she was friends with our lousy neighbors. She was unable to be objective about their abusive inflammatory language. We're not enthused about returning to Scenic with staff who can't appropriately sort out camper's issues. Furthermore, it's become clear that during fall camping, there's no staff in the parks after 4 PM. The lack of staff never concerned us until we encountered our abusive neighbor. By the way, the next morning (after a sleepless night) we moved to another campsite which was nice and quiet.
09/2014
rating [ 1/10 ]
This is a strange place. The bathrooms are locked, with no explanation. We found a phone number on a bulletin board and called it. That resulted in our getting the combination to get into the bathroom. Weird! It appears they don't want campers to use the bathroom. Their dump is only open from 8 AM - 3 PM! It's fenced off all other hours. And worst of all the traffic and train noise was horrendous. We paid for two nights and left after one sleepless night. We'll never stay there again!
09/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is our third time at Lowry Grove and we'll definitely return. It's a good centrally located option which amazingly provides a good night's sleep. It's always a treat getting full hook-ups. The campsites are literally right next to each other with no trees or shrubs. We sure wish they would improve their tacky showers and bathrooms.
09/2014
rating [ 3/10 ]
There was very poor signage from the town to the park. We headed west of town; we should have gone south. We couldn't get reservations here so were urged to arrive before 6 PM to beat the local folks. This park is certainly well used. We will never return to this park for one reason - TRAINS! They were tooting all night long. If you're deaf, this park would be fine.
09/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
We found North Sterling State Park a bit confusing because they have three campgrounds. It was unnecessary to make reservations because there were only 2-3 campers. It's 10 miles north of Sterling so there's no traffic or train noise. There are no trees on the campground so it's very barren.
09/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Trinidad Lake State Park is a regular stop for us because it's so dependable. Furthermore they now have FIVE campsites with complete hook-ups, which is a real treat. We always sleep soundly here with no traffic or train noise. I have one small complaint about their automatic bathroom lights. They shut off after you sit down on the toilet. Really weird!
09/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camped here on 9-1-14 and 10-11-14. Bluewater Lake State Park is consistently a good place to camp. Thanks to being several miles from the freeway, there's no traffic noise. And best of all there's NO train noise.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We arrived here after dark which proved difficult because the signage was horrible. Furthermore, there was no lighting. We drove by the campground road because of no signs indicating that's where the campground was. We were literally the only campers probably due to the late date. It proved to be a nice quiet place that offered us a good night's sleep. In the morning, it became apparent we were staying on beautiful Lake McClellan. There was wonderful walking here. Finding the dump was very difficult. Again there were no signs. We spotted the dump off in the distance. We'd definitely go back here.
10/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
The accommodations are fine here except for the pervasive traffic and train noise resulting in our getting minimal sleep. The unheated bathroom was difficult to use although it was clean. We'd never stay again knowing sleep is unavailable here.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Arriving here was complicated by nearly every campsite being available for reservations. Thankfully a campground volunteer simplified everything by telling us to take the campsite we had. Even though the bathrooms were unheated, they were nice and clean. It was an excellent place to walk. We'd most definitely stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
This KOA gets our award for "The Worst Train Noise of our Entire Trip". We traveled for nearly 2 months in our travel trailer. This campground appears to be surrounded by woods, but, in fact, the train tracks wrap around the area just beyond the woods. The trains ran all night so we got minimal sleep. Even though everything else about the campground was fine, we'd never stay there again. Why pay for a sleepless night? By the way, their bathrooms are beautiful.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Even though the park was not filled with campers, finding a spot was horribly frustrating. About 90% of the camp sites were identified as available for reservations; so we could camp at those spots for one night. Reservations had to be made 3 days in advance. Park staff refused to tell us which spots were reserved for the second night we'd be here even though they had to have known. It clearly was a system to maximize their profits due to the $10 reservation fee. This was a horrible beginning to our stay here. It turned out to be a nice quiet place to camp with no traffic or trains. In addition there was good walking available. The bathrooms were very acceptable. We'd probably camp here again.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Peace and quiet was available here when we moved to a site far from the road. The campground lacks any trees so sites have little privacy although we were so late in the year that hardly anybody was here. We'd definitely return here another time.
10/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Lovely wooded Minnesota park! We enjoyed seeing several deer including twin fawn. Good sleep is available here with no traffic or train noise. The bathrooms were very new and clean but unheated so we didn't brave the showers. We'd definitely return to Kathio State Park!
09/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
Having encountered train noise interfering with our sleep, I immediately asked about how much train noise was here. The woman stated, "It's no louder than your refrigerator." That was not true. We didn't get much sleep thanks to almost continual coal trains. Otherwise this is a very nice campground. It's unfortunate we'll never return there because our sleep is imperative.
10/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
We needed to spend a couple days here and the campground sufficed although we would have slept better without the TRAINS. The campground lacks trees. The bathrooms were closed. We doubt we'd ever stay here again except if we had to.
10/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
In addition to Dora Lake Lodge's cabins, they have a small beautiful campground. It's a beautiful setting in the midst of the Chippewa National Forest on Dora Lake. It's a picturesque lovely place. Peace and quiet pervades Dora Lake Lodge. The bathrooms are very clean. The owners are a treat to know. They even repaired our trailer's problem jacks. We'll definitely return to there!
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Unfortunately the bathrooms were closed for the season. When we questioned the early closure, the staff said, "I'll be leaving in a couple weeks." We wondered why they didn't close them in "a couple weeks." The wooded campground was filled beautifully with fall colors. It was a lovely quiet place to stay. We would definitely return another time.
09/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
We called ahead about whether reservations would be necessary and were assured we'd have no problem getting a camp site with hook-ups. Finding this park was a task coming from the west as there's no sign for Bluewater Lake State Park on I-40. So we followed the map and nearly missed the road into the campground because once again there was no sign on the road. The campground was trashed; no hook-ups were evident. The only park building had graffiti all over it. The road around the campground was in horrible shape; ruts were so deep that we thought our 24 foot trailer would flip over. The place was a complete mess. Naturally we wondered who we'd talked to a couple days earlier. We left and ended up camping at a horrible campground in Grants, NM. Since coming home, it's become evident that we were at the Las Tusas Campground which is the only campground you can access from the East. There was no map of Bluewater Lake State Park at Las Tusas Campground, so we didn't realize there were more campgrounds elsewhere. If there are two sections to a park, New Mexico should provide appropriate signage. Also, we suspect Las Tusas Campground is never used so it's been trashed. New Mexico is apparently unknowingly getting a bad reputation for Bluewater Lake State Park due to Las Tusas Campground.
09/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a trailer court that has several spots for RVs and trailers. It's a centrally located campground which was extremely convenient for us. There was no traffic or train noise. We slept extremely well here. In addition to bathrooms, they also had laundry available. The bathrooms were acceptable. One of the residents handled our payment and questions. He was very concerned that we were comfortable and satisfied. We never interacted with the real manager.
09/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Exceptionally nice campground void of traffic and train noise. It's a beautiful setting with gorgeous Minnesota woods along the Zumbro River. There's oodles of lovely trails within the park as well as a nature center and a zoo. The bathrooms were exceptionally clean. Our five days there were very pleasant. We were there during the flood and the campground hosts made sure we were safe. It was recommended that we move to higher ground on our last night there. It is a memorable night with continual lightning and thunder. We would most definitely return to Oxbow Park!
09/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is an exceptional county park with beautiful views of Lura Lake. It's tucked away far from any highways or trains. There was no noise from other campers until the campground got busy on the week-end. Unfortunately it looked like the bathrooms hadn't been for months. Piles of worms were in the corners of the bathroom. We camped there several days and that became a problem for us. When the week-end came, suddenly thorough bathroom cleaning occurred. We would probably camp here again with hopes that their bathroom cleaning becomes more consistent.
09/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is an exceptional campground with no traffic or train noise. We slept like babies here. The campground had exceptional hook-ups. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The horses are a nice addition! There's excellent walking right out the campground as it's directly adjacent to the national forest. The operators are wonderful people!
09/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
We chose Camp America because it advertised it was far from the freeway. Unfortunately the road it's on has lots of truck traffic which interfered with our sleep. Otherwise it was a very nice place with all the best in facilities.
09/2010
rating [ 3/10 ]
This was an acceptable place to stay except for one major problem - TRAIN NOISE. The trains were so frequent that we got very little sleep. We'll never stay here again; our sleep is too valuable.
09/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is an exceptionally clean park. It's very quiet here with no traffic or train noise. The bathrooms were very new and clean. We had zero concerns, slept super, and look forward to returning here someday.
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