This is, quite simply, the best campground we have stayed in during our 32-state, 4-month RV vacation. Highlights were: the very friendly mom-and-pop owners; the excellent selection of 2nd-hand books for sale; wonderfully clean and tidy toilet/shower block built on a heated slab; and a beautiful setting among the autumn trees by a small creek. Any attempts to describe minor shortcomings would seem petty and trivial in comparison. Price reflects Good Sam discount, and the levy for our extra 4 hangers-on (aka kids).
We are a family of 6, travelling across the US in a Class C motorhome. We had to post this review as our experience was so discordant to the reports given below. On the upside, most of the reports are correct: this campground has well-spaced concrete pads, reasonably level, with plenty of trees providing shade. Our site was by the lakeside, and close to a clean pool and a playground the kids thoroughly enjoyed. Staff are generally friendly and helpful. There were however 3 significant strikes against us ever staying here again. Firstly, the toilet/shower block near our site (N66) was _dire_, some of the worst we have seen in the 50+ RV camps we have stayed at thus far. The shower cubicles were cramped (one was half-usual width!), and had no privacy screens/doors (other than the shower curtain itself). There was no dry level shelf space to put clothes/towels/toiletries etc. So far, not good, but bearable. However, whilst I was supervising my young boys showering, another guest used a urinal that overflowed when flushed, flooding most of the floor of the facility, and meaning my boys and I had to walk through this to get from the shower to the exit. This overflow then ran out through where the walls meet the concrete slab, and over the pathway outside. Stains I subsequently noticed on the walls suggest that this is not an isolated incident. Secondly, there was an intermittent smell of sewerage at our site. We have have experienced, and can tolerate, "farm" smells, but this was different. Thirdly, be aware that the number of flying bugs can be horrendous. With the onset of darkness, our motorhome became infested with flying critters, despite all the screens being closed! Overall, if you are using your own RV's shower and toilet facilities (and you get a non-smelly site away from the bugs), you will probably enjoy this campground, as others have. Just beware of the restrooms!
We are a family of Australians (4 kids, 2 parents) on our first RVing trip. We stayed 2 nights at the Cave Country RV Campground in a 28' Class C while visiting local attractions. The major positives... This is a very neat campground, well maintained. Extensive grassed areas. 24hr access to a TV room/gym/pool table that was as neatly furnished as a family lounge room - we spent the evenings here in air-conditioned comfort playing board games and had the room to ourselves. Toilets/showers clean and new. Walking distance to chain restaurants. There were no significant negatives. Perhaps a playground or pool for the kids to use would have been appreciated were we to have stayed longer. Overall, our impression was of a near-new campground, being run effectively, and we would not hesitate to stay here again in future.
We are a family of Australians (4 kids, 2 parents) on our first RVing trip. We spent one night at Frontier Campground while passing through. Major advantages... Spacious and green rural campground. Great amenities for kids - particularly appreciated were the playground and the pool. Toilets and showers very clean. Only minor negatives... (Male) Toilet cubicles very small - the door would rest against my knee when seated, and I caught my head on a coat hook on the back of the door upon standing. We had a little difficulty finding a level section at our site, but did not end up needing leveling blocks. Overall, a pleasant rural campground, with plenty of green space and amenities for the kids to amuse themselves. We would not hesitate to stay here again if we are in the area.
We're an Australian family of 2 parents and 4 kids, RVing for the first time. We spent 2 nights at the Campus RV park in a 28' class C. The major pluses: Short walk to central Independence, and hourly buses from there to Kansas City (route 24); every thing worked well, and there were no hassles. The major minuses: The general feel was quite austere, with most sites being reverse in, in close side-by-side proximity; shower stalls difficult to attain privacy as curtains often blowing around; toilet/shower building a little basic, but not dirty as such. Overall, quite bleak and basic; but its walking proximity to attractions and public transit meant that we did not spend much time in the RV park anyway. Given the inexpensive price, we would stay again if we were needing a site in the Kansas City area.
We're an Australian family (2 parents, 4 kids) on our first RVing trip. We spent a single night in the Louisville Metro KOA while passing through. There were no major pluses; everything worked as expected, and the park was generally clean and tidy. Of note, although the park does not have a pool, they did offer the use of the pool at the local Holiday Inn (which, although a little inconvenient, is better than no pool at all!) A few minor negatives: showers and toilets required a key and each shower separately opened to the outside of the building, this meant it was difficult to supervise young children showering in a way that gave them privacy; secondly, getting to the park was difficult, with access to one of the bridges over the Ohio shut down, and a few of the streets near the park crossed by very low bridges. Ring the park in advance for directions! Finally, the price seemed quite high for what we got; it would have been more appropriate if we were in walking distance from central Louisville. Overall, the park did the job without any game-breaking problems. Given the price though, and lack of options for getting into central Louisville, we would look elsewhere if we stayed in the area again.
We're an Australian family (2 parents, 4 kids) on our first RVing trip. We spent 2 nights at the St Louis RV Park in a 28' class C. The major pluses: walking distance to the City Museum (the kids' highlight of our trip so far) and downtown (our 5-year-old managed the 30min walk with only minor grumbling); the pool was wonderful and, given the 100degree F temperatures each day, contributed greatly to the enjoyment of our stay; toilets and showers are clean, well laid out, and seem fairly new. The major negatives: as others have mentioned, this is a bleak park, nothing but a couple of acres of asphalt with closely packed sites marked out; also, given that, the price seemed a little high. Overall, this park's convenience to the city is the main reason to stay, and we would stay here again the next time we visit St Louis, unless a less expensive, or less bleak, competitor opens nearby.
We are from Australia on our first RVing trip, and we stayed for a single night in a 28' Class C at the West Omaha KOA while passing through. The park seemed like a typical KOA: busy, reasonably closely packed, but with good utilities. Internal roads and sites were dirty gravel with strips of struggling grass between. We paid extra for a site at the end of a row with a larger grassed area adjacent, but in hindsight I would have preferred a slightly smaller grassed area but more shade. Most sites had shade from established trees - just not ours. Staff were welcoming and helpful. The pool and laundry were both used, and worked well. The campground was quiet, with little internal or external noise. Toilets and showers were clean and functional. Unfortunately, there is nothing in walking distance, and no public transport worth noting, so if you want to travel from the park, it will be in your RV. Maneuvering room was adequate. We had a great deal of difficulty trying to level our RV with ramps. After 20min, we finally got the RV adequately level, then discovered that the utilities post was so far back on the site that our electrical cable could no longer reach the 30A attachment - grrr! Good AT&T reception. Overall, a fairly typical RV park with adequate facilities and good staff. At the price, we will look around for alternatives when next staying in the Omaha area.
We are from Australia on our first RVing trip. We stayed for a single night in our 38' Class C while passing through. The Riverside Campground is the most rustic RV park we have stayed at so far, and the first where we had to check ourselves in. Fortunately fellow-travelers orientated us to the campground. The campground environment feels open and natural, and there were few other guests when we stayed. Dusty gravel roadway and sites are separated by fair-sized islands of straggly grass and picnic tables; large, well-established trees provide plenty of shade for most sites. Sites seemed quite rugged; however, we seemed to chance on a quite level spot on our site when we pulled up. Water and electric hookups looked a bit dodgy, but worked fine. We noted, but did not need to use, the sewer hookup, go-karts, and laundry. Wi-Fi was free, but had only intermittent access to the internet. The campground was very quiet. The serendipitous main attraction for us was the Niobrara River, which runs along the back of the campground: it has been the best swimming locale we have had in our entire trip so far. Toilet/shower facilities were also rustic, but seemed fairly clean; I deferred having a shower until our next stop. I cannot comment on the staff, as we did not see them. Overall, an inexpensive and enjoyable, if primitive, overnight stop that provided us with fond memories of our swim in the beautiful and refreshing Niobrara. If we had to spend the night in Valentine again, I would stay here again without looking elsewhere.
From Australia on our first RVing trip, we stayed for a 4 nights in the State Game Lodge campground in Custer State Park. The park environment was wonderfully natural, with huge grassed gaps between sites (10m or so) and a fair number of trees (more close to the creek). The overall impression was of comfortable spaciousness, despite the surprising lack of water or sewer hookups. Most, if not all, of the sites were reverse in - but there was plenty of maneuvering room, even for big rigs. Wonderful setting within the state park, with the State Game Lodge a short walk away, and a convenience store and the Peter Norbeck visitor center about 20min walk via concrete pavement. Multiple toilet/shower facilities through the campground were in constant use, but remained quite clean and reasonably dry given the throughput of campers. Of note, there were evening talks by the rangers aimed at kids each night at 9pm in a hall at the campground. Laundry available, and adequate, but some distance from our site. Playground present, and swimming available at an artificial lagoon. Good AT&T reception. Overall, wonderful campgrounds, and a worthy destination in its own right, for which I would have willingly paid double (given the extensive use we made of the rangers' educational programs). I am glad we booked the site months in advance! I would stay at this location again at every opportunity!
From Australia on our first RVing trip, we stayed for a single night while passing through. The park environment was generally pleasant, though some of the long-term residents' accommodation seemed a little run-down. The layout was unusual: vehicles park head-to-tail on the right-side of long lanes (4-5 vehicles per lane, depending on length), with electric and water available on the right. Still it worked perfectly well. Mild "farm" smell, not overwhelming, and not noticed all the time. Our kids loved the occasional whinnying of horses through the night, and the tall, well-maintained trees in avenues of grass beside each lane created a peaceful environment. Toilets/showers were quite primitive: shower curtains for cubicle doors for both showers and toilets, which were inadequate to provide privacy. My knees were unavoidably in contact with the "door" whenever I sat on the pedestal. However, given I was the sole occupant of the male toilet/shower room whenever I needed it, this was not an huge problem for me. My wife wasn't quite as phlegmatic. The male room was damp and run down, but smelt clean (due to the mop and bucket of water with antiseptic that sat in the corner of the room for the duration of our overnight stay). The sites and internal roads are dusty gravel. We had a picnic table beside our site. Easy access and pull-through for our 30' class C. Our site was a little uneven, but not enough to require levelling. Laundry available, but not used. No playground, pool, or common area that I noticed. Good AT&T reception. Staff were very friendly; the manager gave our kids tours of the grounds on his quad-bike: unfortunately he kept bringing them back! Overall, a little primitive, especially in the toilet/shower facilities, but otherwise pleasant. Main negative was the cost ($39), given what we got for that. In future I would probably look in other towns for alternatives.
From Australia on our first RVing trip, we stayed for 6 nights. This place deserves its sterling reputation. No litter noticed. Quiet internally, even with the high turnover in occupants. Walking distance from everywhere in the small town of West Yellowstone. No significant external noise - adjacent to state forest. No unusual smells. Smooth bitumen internal roads, with clean gravel sites. Each site has a berth-width strip of grass and asphalt with a picnic table. Our site was reverse-in, but easy to access, and with enough length to park our 28' motorhome and also a short-term rental SUV. Our site was level. There are a few scattered areas of green lawn and established trees. The toilet/shower facilities were pretty good. The park facilities included a playground, a small shop, a common room, and children's games room. No pool. Laundry facilities were $2 per wash, and $1 per drier load. Good AT&T reception. Staff: Very friendly and sociable. Overall, an excellent large RV park, the best we have stayed at, and we would not hesitate to stay here again.
From Australia on our first RVing trip, we stayed for a single night while passing through. The general park environment was a little rough and untidy. No litter noticed. Quiet internally. On the edge of town, so nothing in walking distance. No significant traffic noise. Mild "farm" smell, not overwhelming, and not noticed all the time. Our site was dusty gravel, as were the internal roads. We had a picnic table beside. Easy access and pull-through for our 30' class C. Our site was level, but many other sites were using levelling. There are a few scattered areas of green lawn with picnic tables, and tall established tress as an effective barrier around the edge of the park. The toilet/shower facilities were a bit of a disappointment: single pedestal and shower for each of male and female (and a urinal in the male). These were not filthy, but not pristine either: damp and run down, but functional. Large common area that, due to time constraints, we did not use. Laundry not used either. Good AT&T reception. Staff: Very friendly and good humored. Still open for immediate check-in when we arrived at 7.30pm. I would have a look to see what else was available the next time we are in Twin Falls, but not be overly disappointed if we stayed here again for a night or two.
From Australia on our first RVing trip. The general park environment was very tidy. No litter was seen at all. Many long-term residents, but all sites looked well-maintained. Very quiet. It on the edge of town. Other than a small convenience store there is nothing in walking distance, but there are buses to central Reno every 60 minutes. Some traffic noise in the evening. No funny smells. Sites are smooth tarmac, as were the internal roads. Most sites are double width, with a small garden bed containing small trees or shrubs between sites. Easy access and pull-through. Some of the adjacent shrubs and small trees rub on the RV, but no large branches. Our site was level. There are a few scattered small areas of clean, vigorously green lawn with picnic tables. The toilet facilities need a code to access them. These are the cleanest, most spacious, and generally most pleasant to use public facilities I have seen in years. Fantastically clean and warm pool. No common area or recreation room. Small gym that closes at 5pm. Good AT&T reception. Laundry open 24 hour - $1 wash, $1 dry. Staff: Very friendly and good humored. Willing to come and have a look at some problems I was having with my RV. I would not hesitate to come back the next time I am in Reno.
This was our very first stay in an RV park after a (stressful) very first day driving a rental RV. Hence, we can't really compare to what is usual - yet! Management staff were helpful and welcoming - giving support when my water hookup kept leaking. Toilets and showers were adequately clean, as was the pool. My family and I, who tend to be a bit fussy, had no hesitation using any of the facilities. We brought our own AT&T MiFi, which had good reception. I cannot comment on the park-provided Wi-Fi. Our drive-through site was easy to access, as was the RV park itself, even for a neophyte like me. The only significant disappointment was that, by the time I had finished setting up, the front desk was shut, so I was unable to reward myself with a beer!