Everglade Isle RV Resort is just that. A gated, beautifully landscaped park at the mouth of the Barron River. At check in, you are provided with a key fob with opens the electric gates. Each brick paved site is long and wide. Tastefully done landscaping between each site provides a lot of privacy. Ornate street lights and accent lighting at each site and along the adjacent boat slips make for a picturesque setting. Maintenance staff were out and about every day. Nothing ever appeared to be out of place or in any state of disrepair. The clubhouse consisted of a bar, free pool table, overstuffed chairs with books abound. Dark hardwood floors and woodwork with high ceilings. The clubhouse also has spotless bathrooms with private showers (towels included), free washer/dryers, a well-equipped gym, and an awesome movie theater with reclining leather seating for 12. You can choose from their video library or bring your own DVD or Blue-ray. A working lighthouse with access to the top for panoramic views is attached to the clubhouse. Outside are the pool and hot tub area and porches. The staff was attentive to our every need and frequently stopped by to see if we needed anything. The only thing I felt was needed was an outdoor table at each site. It’s my understanding the resort was built in 2009 with the intention of selling most of the lots. I am told that model didn't work out so well and most visitors rent sites by the day, week, or month. If there is any downside to this park is the fact that several air boat ride companies operate directly across the river from the park. They begin around 8:00 and run until after 5:00 each afternoon. While I did not find the noise to be bothersome, some folks might. It should be noted that Everglade Isle is a class "A" motor coach resort and is supposed to adhere to a 10 year or newer policy. I did see a couple motorhomes over 10 years old.
We stayed at this park while we visited the Off Road Riding area just east of town. Easy to access from Interstate 64, but far enough away you couldn't hear the traffic. It appeared to be occupied mostly by locals who fished on the lake. Very friendly folks at the front gate. They went out of their way to accommodate our needs. It was a challenge to maneuver our 40' motorhome into our assigned spot, but the other campers were more than willing to move things out of the way to help us get situated. The sites are close together and very little shade was available. Everything was very neat and tidy. We would stay here again.
Lincoln State Park is a very well run, well maintained campground. Large shaded sites are the norm. Paved roads with mostly gravel sites. Shower houses were clean. Camp store and beach within the park. Reservations are accepted. One word of caution especially for motorhomes owners. Many of the sites are not level. Each reservable site is pictured and described on the reservation website. Our site was listed as level, but in fact sloped down slightly from front to back. Many of the sites are situated on a significant grade. Travel trailers and 5th wheels are no problem, but motorhomes would be hard pressed to get level on many, if not most of the sites.
This campground is exactly what its advertised to be, a fish camp for Klamath River salmon fishing, about 1/4 mile from the mouth of the Klamath River. We arrived a few weeks ahead of the salmon run and pretty much had the campground to ourselves. I'm told during the fishing season the place is packed. From the look of the layout, a full campground would be very crowded. Our stay was very pleasant. We had a riverside site with a nice view of the river. No fire pits were available on the site; however, a community firepit on a deck overlooking the river was available. The staff provided the firewood and started a fire each evening. The campground looked a little rough, but I think the staff was starting to tidy up for busy season. Their advertising states cable TV; however, we were told the entire town lost its cable provider. Not a big deal to me, but maybe to someone.
For the price, this campground was a huge disappointment. Everytime we went to the registration office, it was locked. A list was taped to the door confirming our arrival. We paid by check months ahead of time to reserve our spot because they don't accept credit cards. This park has huge potential. Mature trees and large, shady campsites were the norm. Great location for exploring the national seashore, San Francisco, and several lovely little towns in the area. The park itself just seemed run down. The grass was mowed but it looked like it hadn't been trimmed yet this year. Weeds around the trees and bush were a couple feet tall. I had to rummage through the weeds to find the sewer and water hookups. I would not describe this campground as a "resort" by any stretch of the imagination. Their were no resort type activities that I saw. Wi-Fi was here, but we could never get it to connect. If this were a $25 or even $30/ night campground I wouldn't complain, but $55/night was a little pricey for what was provided.
I agree with most of the posters here. The dusty gravel roads were my biggest complaint. We stayed in the 200 loop. It appeared to me most of the sites were a bit of a challenge to get level. Especially in a motorhome. This campground is what it is. Large sites, nice camp store and gift shop, on site restaurant. The pool was very small and the put-put golf was run down. I would not recommend the lake front sites. Campers were crammed in bumper to bumper. The lake front loop was basicly a gravel parking lot next to the water. The basic nightly rate, $27.00, was very affordable, however after factoring in $5.00 per kid extra each night, it suddenly becomes less of a bargin at $42.00 per night.
Having read the reviews of this park, we got what we expected. That’s not to say we were disappointed. Our main objective in visiting this park was the ocean view from the campsite. In this regard we were not disappointed. The campground was satisfactory. The sites were large. The power and water were adequate. The relatively low price was somewhat offset by the $5.00 per day, per person entrance fee. I was a bit disappointed in the condition of the beach. I noticed quite a bit of trash and even broken glass. Galveston was a nice town; however, I don't anticipate a return visit.
My family likes state park campgrounds. Custer State Park Game Lodge is one of the best. Has paved roads and sites. Has huge, well maintained, grassy, shady sites. An excellent location with friendly, helpful campground hosts. Highly recommended.
I read the reviews of this campground, so I expected the dust and 20 amp service, but even knowing these things ahead of time, I was still disappointed with this park. The 20 amp service only provided about 95 volts at the pedestal. I didn't expect to be able to run the air, but did expect to be able to keep my batteries charged and run the refrigerator. Fearing damaging my electrical system, I didn't use the park's power. Our site was extremely tight with tree branches for our 40' MH with 4 slides. The park staff told us the Forest Service would not allow them to trim the trees. As a result, we ended up with a huge scratch down the side of our camper. Calling this park big rig friendly is a bit of a stretch. If I had it to do again, I would stay at Coulter Bay, approximately 15 miles futher south.
Very odd campground. This is a public campground operated by Larimer County. Beautiful view of Carter Lake from our campsite. It appears no ground keeping is performed within the campground. The grass was several feet tall. The gravel sites were washed out. It was a challenge access the pull through site in our 40' motorhome. No shower houses. The fresh water and dump station were 5 miles away at one of the park entrances. I didn't use it but I think you had to feed quarters into a machine for fresh water. Very nice privately operated marina across the street. A lovely 30 minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park. Except for the availability of electricity, I would consider this a primitive campground. $20.00 a night was not bad, but the county also charges $7.00/day for you tow vehicle.
We stayed here on the recommendation of a friend. We usually prefer public campgrounds but found that most of the state parks in the area were booked for the week we wanted to stay. We were very pleasantly surprised by this park. Very reasonable rates, exceptionally clean facilities. One evening we wanted to buy some firewood at the camp store but found out it was closed for the evening. An employee who lives on-site, unlocked the storage area to the wood pile and simply asked that we take care of the bill the next day once the store opened. Good, honest people. We were able to reserve one of the premium sites that overlook the rest of the park. A bit out of the way from the Colorado Springs attractions but that was okay. Thank goodness we have satellite because their is no off-the-air TV reception. Weak to non-existent cell phone coverage but the Wi-Fi enabled us to keep in touch.