Called ahead when we were about 20 minutes out. We were told to see the people in the CG Host unit. When we got there the park was still under construction. About half was partly done but the sites were absolutely bare gravel. The office is half built and we could get no answer at the hosts unit. The park looks pet unfriendly since it is between a residential area and Hwy 64. No obvious place to walk a dog. Once they get this park finished it may be better but it has a long way to go. We left and drove east to Bloomfield and a RV park there. That is closer to Chaco Culture anyway.
OK I'll have to say the weather, cold and raining, influenced my opinion. This park is broken into sections. The front section near the office area is a dirt parking lot but you may or may not get Wi-Fi there. The second second further back has nice tree cover but no Wi-Fi at all. My Sprint air card didn't work either. They seem to be building another section beyond the second section. When you check in they'll tell you if you want Wi-Fi you have to walk up to the office. They do have a nice heated pool and spa and the lounge is nice. Be warned the entry drive from the highway is steep dirt. Lots of class A's in the park, though, so they all made it up. This park is part of some membership group but they let non-members in.
What can I say: a serious RV resort. Well landscaped with guard booths at the entrance. Camping World is co-located on the site. It seems to have almost anything you would expect. Pull-through sites, swimming pool, strong Wi-Fi, playgrounds, and so on. Since it is in metro Tucson shopping is no problem. We were there in the off season so it was mostly empty. We stayed a few days and had a Good Sam's discount. Try to visit the Desert Museum/Zoo if you visit the area.
Basically a bare gravel lot, but this is desert Arizona. A fairly good base for exploring Chiricahua NM and FT Bowie. The owner can be hard to find since she vanished every day but is there later in the afternoon. Wi-Fi signal was OK.
Nice COE campground with very helpful people running the place. Basically a place for boaters on the rock lined river/canal. We just did an overnight stop and it is probably too far away from anything for that.
Very nice little park with great owners. It is right on the river and you can walk along it. Wi-Fi was good. Pet walk along the river. It's a couple miles east of Waldport and there is a super market and hardware store in town. Walmart to the north in Newport. There are plenty of beaches to explore.
Very nice clean park and the owner works hard on the landscaping. There are a number of permanent units in the park but that was no problem. The sites are wide, and pull-throughs are available. The traffic pattern was rather poorly thought out but not a real problem. There were no overhead trees or branches. Bandon itself seems to be a tourist town with all that implies. There are a number or interesting beaches and light houses fairly close by. Too cold for swimming, of course, unless you are a penguin.
Nice clean park. Helpful people running the park. It is a Corps of Engineers park that exists for one reason: boating on the lake. There are no swimming areas. The campground is basically bare with no shade. There is plenty of space between sites. I did not notice any pull-throughs but there are a -few- full hookup sites. The rest are power and water only. So if you have a boat you'll like it. Otherwise there is nothing to do. There is nothing to do in the area other than that and it doesn't seem to be close to any other attractions. It's too far from Yosemite and Kings Canyon to use as a base.
Nice clean park. It has a spa and a dock across the highway on the hood canal. My son found the fishing to be very, very good from the dock. He caught more than 12 fish in a couple days. The park is very expensive though, one reason I down rated it. And the Wi-Fi is weak away from the office building. This is also the wrong side of Olympic NP to explore it. Get a campground on the North or West side for that.
We got in very late about 9:30 PM but the owners left an envelope at the door of the office with directions to our site and a WiFi password. WiFi didn't work that night, but did in the morning. We left early the next morning so didn't see much of the park, it was a standard KOA and looked OK.
Very helpful workers. We stayed 6 days. No power, but there were water and sewer connections. I heard they may have the power back up by next year. The sites are very very tight, like a few inches apart. We could hear every word in the next camper. No shade on any site that I could see. But this is in the middle of a very big national park so you have to take what you can get and enjoy the park. We camped at the west entrance last time, and there was a 2 hour drive from there to get into the center of the park. So considering that, we had a fine time and will camp here again.
Very tight spaces. WI-FI is a joke; was able to log on one time in ten or fifteen tries over four days. I have a hotspot scanner and noticed that one of their two access points went down the first morning we were there. After it hadn't come back up that evening I went over to the office to see what was the problem, and they flatly denied there was one and refused to look. So that soured me on the place. Otherwise it's a standard KOA, a pricey one.
Nice KOA with the standard features. Everything was clean. We had a pull through site with plenty of room. Good shade and helpful people working there. Be sure to check out the bridge over the White River since there are hundreds of swallow nests under the bridge. Oh, lots of mosquitoes so be prepared.
This is a standard Florida State park, restrooms were clean and rangers helpful. There is no privacy between sites in the campground that we were in, the one most distant from the park entrance. The sites are close together and are essentially in one tree lined field so maneuvering is easy. There was still plenty of shade. There is a large lake that is infested with large and fearless alligators. Indeed this park has more gators than any I've seen outside the Everglades NP. You can canoe on the lake but you would not want to overturn the canoe. Fishing is excellent in the lake. There are lots of critters to see in the woods, you will see wild pigs in numbers. There are plenty of birds but mid summer is the worst time to see them. There is no swimming in the park and the beaches mostly are available in the Venice/Englewood area. Less than an hour away. Sarasota beaches are theoretically available, but most have no public parking. The nearest shopping is in Sarasota, probably 15-20minutes away. There is a store in the park and they rent canoes and kayaks. They also run a air boat tour.
We spent 6 days here in June. This is a standard Florida state park, the rest rooms were clean, the rangers helpful. There are water side sites but the rvamerica park is a bit misleading. You need to pick higher numbered sites at I guess the east side of the park that are shown on the stream. These are excellent and have a good waterside location. The more western sites don't really have access since you have to force your way thru a palmetto forest to get to the stream. If you have a canoe go east. There are good beaches in the Venice & Englewood areas and they are publicly accessible, finding beach access towards Sarasota is almost impossible since there is no public parking. The sites are close together with minimal privacy in the area we were in. There is WiFi access at the lakeside building but it is very low quality. There is swimming in the lake.
We camped there for 4 days at the end of July 2009 into August. There may be 50 amp available but I do not recall seeing a 50 amp outlet at our site (#9). A few sites have access to the Halifax river via a short 10 foot path thru the trees. Site 9 did and you could bring a canoe an use it on the river from there. As mentioned the sites are tight and the road fairly narrow so it takes some maneuvering to back into the site. They are nicely isolated with a strip of trees in between sites. I believe the park has a 30 or 35 foot limit on rv length and that is probably the reason why. The bathrooms were spotless, the park employees helpful and friendly. Ormond Beach beaches were about a 10 or 15 minute drive from the park. You can drive on the beaches with a $5/day fee but not around high tide. Daytona is close and they have fireworks every night at 9:45PM at the pier/boardwalk.
OK lets start with the good, the park is beautiful. The evenings were quiet even tho there were some young people camping near by. We were in site 34. The sites were close togther, the back of our trailer was no more than 4 or 5 feet from the people behind us. The are doing a lot of road work and as mentioned the pool is out of service and has been so for months with a broken pump. Government repair time of course a private owner would have had it fixed in a few days. The number of restrooms was very inadequate, there were only two on our side of the campground. One is old and has essentially non-working showers (little water flow) and the other new one was a long hike away. The river is seemly contaminated with E-Coli and there is no swimming but there are no warning signs posted. I almost never give less than excellent reviews to Florida State parks, but this one needs some work.
Camped over the Memorial Day weekend. The Park was quiet and the facilities were clean but old. Somehow we were given site 24 which is marked as a handicapped spot, the only difference was that the drive way is paved. reserved via ReserveAmerica as expected there were plenty of mosquitoes, but this is the edge of the Everglades. We took a short canoe trip down the river. This is an excellent staging area to visit Everglades NP. No good swimming areas unless you pay $8/car at Marco.
Pretty much your standard Florida State Park, well maintained and clean. They seem to be in the process of upgrading this park. The electrical boxes are all new, they have a pressure reducer installed on the water faucets too. About a third of the sites have full concrete pads that seem to be new. The swimming area is currently closed because of a low water level but Blue Springs is near for swimming. Ask at the gate for directions. The Cave tours were partly shut down because they forgot to send in their 501(c)(3) renewal but that should be taken care of soon. The main tour was running and this is a very nice cave with excellent formations.
Another standard Florida Park system park. Clean and well managed. This is one of the few parks in the system where I'd have to say the operators/rangers are unpleasant and officious. The attitude problem has to come from the top down. They are known to issue traffic tickets to bicyclists in the park. I had one give me a lecture on not having a reservation for 5 minutes when it turned out that the campground was more than half empty. Other than hiking, canoing and birding there are no other major activities that can be done at this park. If you hike, be alert for ticks, for some reason this park is infested with them. There are a lot of birds in this park and other critters. It has the only Buffalo herd in Florida that I know of but they keep them in remote parts of the park and I have never set eyes on them in many visits. Lots of gators here too. There are occasional Ranger led night hikes and canoe trips.
Standard Florida State Park. Clean and the operators are helpful and friendly. This is a good swimming spot but the springs can be closed if the river is high after a lot of rain (this happens in the spring usually) or when the manatees are present in the winter. This can be a good birding spot too for water birds. SCUBA divers use one of the areas for diving. The sites could be a bit small for a big rig tho.
Nice family campground. There is easy access to the beach, a 1500 foot fishing pier and a large playground. Most of the sites do not have shade. The potential problem is that the water and power connections on some of the sites are very distant from the designated parking spot. Our 25 foot water hose was off the ground and barely reached and the power cord was at it's limit too. We were parked next to the sewer connection so we could not have moved the trailer. The people operating the campground are very friendly and dogs are allowed. But they are worried about losing that privilege so they want you to closely control the animals. The beach is excellent. The price we paid was the Passport America 50% off price.