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09/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great overnight west of Hays KS. Next to I-70. Minimal road noise. Front Office efficient. Wi-Fi worked from site farthest from office. Cable good. Level gravel sites. Bathroom and showers excellent. Did not use pool. Tent campers: privacy fence/ windbreak between tent sites.
09/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Wide level gravel pads. Wi-Fi and cable worked. Many sites are on the river. It's a pleasant and popular campground and is heavily used even during the week and when school is in session. The shower house(s) are older buildings that are clean enough but not great. Wonderful walking trails along the river. Fire pits. I called a week ahead of time to make a reservation. Left a voice mail that wasn't returned until 4 days later. I missed that call and they didn't bother to leave a message, so had to arrive without a reservation and got one of the last spaces available. Signage is a little confusing. The GPS struggled as well. Lots of construction at this time, too. It is such a hassle to get to the park if you don't know the area. I would not have stopped without a reservation had it not been for a business appointment I had in Sioux City.
09/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Excellent for what it is. 50 amp electric only. Wide paved level spaces and power is adequate. Appears to be security presence. They park idling semis away from the RVs, which is nice, but the truckers are in an unpaved gravel and mud lot. Not nice for them at all. On the other hand, they don't have to pay for the privilege. There are no restrooms in the RV area. There is a dump available but did not use it. You are parked in a parking lot, not a golf course. A little expensive for a casino, though. They raised the price on the sites. Only 2 were occupied when we were there. Lots of semis though.
09/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
There is new section of the park and an old section – my comments and review is for the new section only. I have struggled with this review to make sure I am being unbiased. I lived in Sioux Falls when this park was the trashiest of trashy trailer parks. I saw it improved under a long term manager-couple to a very nice park (the older part of the park is not as nice). I no longer live in Sioux Falls but return often. In the past 2 years, I have spent 100+ nights here. Since 2013, the long term manager #1 is gone, his replacement #2 is gone, and we are on #3. The park has steadily declined. The park is owned by a major automotive dealer. So understanding of RV business is limited, necessitating an experienced park manager. The park is located conveniently for the Sioux Falls area, on I-29 a few miles south of I-90. There is road noise from the interstate and the airport is near. The entrance is challenging unless you can handle a u-turn, so you will want to see the instructions on the website and go around the block through a nearby subdivision. When you pull in, there is a rise in the drive where you will drag bottom, so take it easy. My first impression was hand written signs taped to the door with things underlined and exclamation points – a real turn off. The woman that was working when I checked in was difficult to deal with and not customer focused. Seemed to enjoy saying no to simple requests when yes would have been just as easy. The interior roads (new section) and most pads are level and paved/asphalt. Most of the pads are directly back to back and we have found ourselves parked within a foot of the guy behind. A few of the pads have one unit behind the other and the front person has to move out in order for the back person to leave. I don’t know why anyone would design an RV park like that except to slide in a few extra sites. They sure don’t get that it’s inconvenient to move an RV. Not all the sites have picnic tables. All are full hookup, and the electric service and cable work pretty well. The bathrooms were OK on some days and pretty dirty on others. Wi-Fi is a joke – you can sign on but no throughput. Many lampposts are broken. There are many mature trees with dead limbs – a lawsuit waiting to happen if one falls on a kid or a million dollar motor home. When a storm picks up, you sleep with one eye open for sure. The park is full of long term campers – a lot of construction workers and their families. Every trailer has a tow vehicle, a car, and a work truck it seems. As a result, there are vehicles parked everywhere. There are lots of small children so you really need to take special precautions when driving as all these vehicles severely restrict your vision when they are running and playing, The neighborhood is not the best – c-stores, casinos, congested manufactured homes, and a pretty awful trailer park across the road. The good news is the road (12th street) is so busy, you don’t get much foot traffic from that side of the street. There is a seedy motel that is part of the property. The playground is next to this motel. The website show photos of a laundry room that does not resemble the laundry room on site. The website also shows a “gathering room” for socializing that I have never seen nor I have I heard of anyone using. When I tried to reserve a site in the new area, away from the motel, and not one of those where you have to move your rig to let people out, I was told the sites are assigned first come first served. I arrived early so I could get a good site but then was told I couldn’t have one of the many nice vacant sites, I could only have the one they assigned me (the worst one in the place). So, I don’t know what the policy is. I was dealing with the cranky lady in the office, so it could have just been one of her bad days. There is a playground, but I indicated this is not a kid-friendly place. The reason is because there is not enough space for the kids – I watched a couple dozen kids under 12 trying to share two swings and a slide. The playground has mature trees with no room to toss a ball. Instead, they play ball and ride their bikes in the street. The kids are pretty good and the parents are around, but a ball is going to bounce off a car or RV every now and then. Will I return? Not if I can help it.
08/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price reflects week night with 15% discount for players card. Consistently clean and well maintained property. Gated access. Asphalt pads. 24 hour shuttle around property to your site. In the several years I have been coming here, this was the first time I had to wait more than a 1/2 hour for the shuttle and it happened more than once. Other than that, it's all good. Laundry and pool areas clean. Cable and Wi-Fi worked great. Other RV parks could take lessons in how to provide good Wi-Fi from these folks.
07/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Clean, quiet. Long level pull through sites available. Pool was clean. A little off the beaten path - 2 miles off I90 but great overnight. Not too many restaurants in the neighboring towns. Fire pits.Very nice staff. Bathroom and showers a little old but very clean. Shower was 25 cents for 6 minutes. Laundry room. Camp store. Price reflects GS discount. Not too much to do here except enjoy your family.
08/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Outstanding COE campground. Great staff and volunteers. Only 5 full hookups. Rest of the sites are electric only. Dump and water fill available. Water spigot, if nearby, is shared with several other sites - need at least 100 feet of hose. Some sites do not have a spigot nearby at all. Beautiful grounds. Lots of tree cover, so satellite reception could be challenging. Fire rings. Roads are paved, sites are pea gravel. Rate reflects 50% discount for senior pass. Sites range in price from $24 to $40 per night ($12/$20 with pass). Nice boat launch and fish cleaning station. There is a canal where you can moor your boat to avoid daily in/out. No swimming beach. Tidy play ground and picnic area.
08/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Have stayed here in the past. Sites are well maintained. Wi-Fi worked. No cable. Bathhouse not quite as clean as it used to be. Level asphalt mostly pull-throughs. Shuttle to casino when it is running. Use of hotel facilities, indoor pool. Big change in prices. Have gone up from $20/night to $30/night Sun through Thurs, and higher on weekends and special events.
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Really nice people and nice facility. The pool isn't heated and was not very clean. Too bad the showers were grimey. Even after they had been cleaned they were awful. Fire ants are everywhere, but they make an attempt to control them.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Good overnight stop. Lots of pull through. There is one toilet and one shower in the ladies restroom. Same set up for men. Nevertheless, never saw anyone else in the restrooms when we were there, so it wasn't a problem. Cable worked great. We were right on top of the Wi-Fi antenna yet had almost no signal. If you don't want to unhook, there is a free shuttle to Lambert's Cafe, which you don't want to miss. Office was friendly and helpful. Price reflects senior discount and taxes.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
They have made many improvements to this campground this year. New restroom and shower house in part of the park, landscaping improved, new grass planted. They are working to improve the wifi as well. There is an older part of the park that has mostly long term campers and a few park models. The newer part of the park is the short term area where we stayed. The management is always available and very responsive. The location of the park, close to the exit on I29, is very convenient to the rest of Sioux Falls but does provide a little traffic noise from the Interstate.
11/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
The current name of this park is Ozarks Mountain Springs RV Park. The rate reflects a Passport America discount of 50%. This is the off-season for the park, so the store was closed. Very clean laundry area. With the music and jam sessions right next door, could be a fun weekend place. Friendly helpful staff on site. There are 2 toilets and 1 shower for the entire campground - can't imagine how that would work out peak season. We will definitely return, though.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very few amenities. The ones they were supposed to have worked perfectly. Would be nice if there were trash cans in the RV area. The $8 rate reflects a 1st night free discount on a 2 night stay, otherwise would be $16/night. A discount coupon is available at the nearby rest stop/information station. Check out the casino promotions for food offers.
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