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05/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
Would much prefer "no services" inside Yellowstone NP in the future. Appears to very minimal maintenance inside park. Was I there too early in the season, perhaps? Way over priced.
06/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
A great overnight park! A Passport America participant that is right off the interstate and has a little bit of highway noise, but it was not paricularly loud or intrusive. They just upgraded their Wi-Fi with another antenna, so Wi-Fi is now campground-wide inside your coach. The pull through sites were level and sufficiently long for our 41' coach and toad. Access was easy and the interior roads are in good shape, providing Big Rig access. There are many shade trees in park and a dog walk is provided. Campground is behind the Super 8 Motel and campground visitors can use pool if desired. Restaurant within easy walking distance of campground. Campground managers very accommodating and friendly. Would definitely return again if in the area.
06/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This Passport America participating campground is unusual in many ways. Great location far enough away from the interstate to be quiet. Lots of shade and grassy area. Deer everywhere! It seems like another world when you enter. The Office Staff actually searched their computer database to accommodate our request for both a rooftop satellite pullthrough site and in-coach Wi-Fi! And we were a discount visitor! I cannot remember getting special service like that anywhere before. They guided us to our site to make sure we got in OK. Site was level and sufficient for our 41' motorhome plus toad. Office/store had a nice covered porch with picnic tables for people to bring their computers and socialize during ice cream social. Complimentary computer set up inside. Store very nicely stocked with necessities and regional gift items. We very much enjoyed our stay here and would definitely visit again.
07/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
Visited under RPI network. Assigned to partial hookup pullthru, as requested. "Welcome Center" issued three pages of single-spaced, typed rules that I had to sign for. Routed via asphalt road which quickly degraded to a muddy winding path through the trees that would be difficult to maneuver in a car much less a 41 foot RV with tow. We had obviously been directed to the old, permanent resident section. When we plugged in, the circuit breaker popped repeatedly. A neighbor next door advised that when we plugged in, his voltage dropped to around 100. The proprietor promptly investigated but could not explain what we learned was an electrical problem throughout the park. We chose to protect our equipment, got a refund and left. When telling of this experience to a fellow RVer in our next campground, he knew the place by name because he had just had a similar experience.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice but strange campground. VERY tight turn into the park at the road for Big Rig. Waited and watched for sign of life at the office but no one seemed to be around. Was finally greeted on this busy July 4th weekend by a 10-year old girl. She totalled up the "ala carte" menu of services that I requested and cheerfully asked for cash and informed me that there were no discounts offered. The wifi was charged at $2, I was given an access code and informed that you could only get it at the picnic table near the office. Probably the longest check-in ever but OK. The site was level and very pretty. Wifi in coach was just fine at my end of the small campground! (Why would I be instructed to sit outdoors at the picnic table?) They had a nice clean dog play area with designer baggies provided. But OH--the TRAIN! I did not know that the train tracks were 50 feet from where I slept! I thought the world was coming to an end at 2 am. I hardly know how to rate this nice campground but must take at least 2 points off for unusual delay at checkin, misinformation about wifi and THE TRAIN!
05/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Visited this Passport participating campground on a VERY rainy night! The grassy parking RV sites were saturated. I expressed concern to the office that our 41' DP would sink and tear up the ground (or worse). Office reassured me that there was concrete areas for levelers. Turned out there were two narrow concrete strips about 12' long and totally misaligned for the access and positioning of the rig/car. Access was ungodly difficult: tight turn and sharp turn into small site, maneuvering to place at least two of the levelers on the small concrete "landing strips!" To make a long story short, we got stuck and had to be towed out! Made for nice social gathering of fellow RV'ers the next morning. Aside from misjudgement of site suitability, it was an attractive campground.
06/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Visited park with RPI membership and will definitely return to this clean, attractive and well-managed campground! The only item that is a "near miss" is the RV pads are a bit tight for Big Rigs when observing the "2-foot" overhang rule (ie: you cannot back in more than 2 feet over grassy area). There is plenty of room to enlarge the rear concrete pads in this Membership campground resort.
06/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very attractive campground fronting on Banks Lake--shaded backin and pullthru sites with gravel surface--mostly level. They assign double sites to big rigs with slides. Staff helpful and knowledgable. This is part of a larger resort with cabins and watercraft rentals. Marine/fishing/food store on premises. Sewer connection an elbow pipe and it was quite challenging to secure the connection. Priced pretty high, but it is minutes from Grand Coulee Dam which gives an impressive nighttime laser show(free)during season. Would give higher rating for normal sewer connection and 50 amp service, but would recommend this park if visiting the area.
06/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
Big Rigs need to get a reservation! This is the East CG. The pullthrus are "too curvy" for large motorhomes and parking was difficult. Pullthrus not banked correctly and blocking necessary on one side. Backin's fine--asphalt and level. Only one loop has electric, and the loop was attractive and spacing between sites good. They UPcharge electric as a "premium" site which I was misadvised on the phone and refused to pay. Lakefronts have trees and shrubs and the lake is obstructed from view on most "lakefront" sites. Staff are invisible; office hours 4-5 pm so you can't get info unless you ask campground host. Appears that another loop is being developed for larger rigs. The West CG is NOT attractive;it is an old RV park acquired by this State Park and needs much work. Nice western motif town nearby for tourist shopping and dining. We would not return without a reservation for a larger site and would probably seek an alternative campground.
05/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have stayed at Madison 6 times and it is one of the prettiest campgrounds of all! Although it has no utilities at site, one can get fresh water and dump and the brand new dump station. Wood and ice is sold at the CG. Showers must be purchased offsite. If you want a ""Yellowstone Experience"--this is it! We parked a 41 ft motorhome, car and caddy on our pull thru site and were able to get satellite TV (not easy). Bison wandered throughout the campground early one morning. Bison and elk grazed at nearby Madison River Valley, which the campground overlooks. The smell of wood burning is delicious! The CG is only 14 miles from West Yellowstone, and the road is one of the best for viewing wildlife. Free wifi is available at the W. Yellowstone Visitor Center. What more could you want (except more batteries!)
05/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is our 5th visit and this park just gets better and better. The scenery and setting are rural and pretty. Horses graze just outside the fence. The pullthrus are generous and the grass is well-maintained. Sites are fairly level. Store is nicely stocked with necessities and gift items. Small clubhouse provides a computer setup and a cordless phone for calls. Nice. Quiet environment; train whistle way in distance and not intrusive. A great overnight spot but we rested for 3 days!
05/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
Couldn't wait to leave! Treated like 3rd class due to non-member status. Red Signs on pull-thru's "Members Only" and the RV Visitor Tags identify member affiliation. Requested pullthru for a Wednesday and Thursday night and, though there were many available, staff would not assign us one. Instead, our 40' MH was stuffed into an ugly, cramped 30' site in the Sanford & Son "permanents" section. Extremely difficult access on a narrow road up a terraced hill. NO room for picnic table; we looked downhill on our neighbor's dirty aged trailer roof. Cable TV did not work. Instant phone not activated at check-in. Gave out a separate "Rules List" saying that your acceptance of IT at checkin was your First Warning--any infraction is your Second Warning and you are OUT! Also, that abuse of staff in any way is not tolerated--one wonders why that must be written! It's Yogi's Warm and Fuzzy approach to Park Rules. Why didn't they just put up a sign at the entrance announcing "Non Members Go Home!" and avoid a disgruntled customer and a bad internet review?
05/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This RV Park has been undergoing a major facelift--no-make that a full makeover--in the last couple years. When we arrived, renovation of the park office reception area was in high gear, and we were escorted to our site and assisted to park. The owner has upgraded and transformed the previously-neglected property with care and attention to detail. Sites are large, level and gravel; many have 50 amps. The immaculate laundry/restroom, located in the center of the small park, has new appliances. The water supply arises from a mountain spring and tastes incredible. (There is talk of bottling it!) In-coach free WIFI is a welcome treat for the internet-deprived! The busy owner stopped what she was doing to assist me with a special request. And the view of the valley from this mountain summit is spectacular, as is the sunset. I couldn't want more in an overnight RV park! By the time I return next year, I expect to rate the "finished" park a "10" and stay longer.
03/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Wonderful experience of the Nature of Florida! But the sites are too close together! That can be a plus or minus depending on your neighbor and mood. Our neighbor was super and it enhanced our visit. Could go the other way however...ground was dirty sand. Had to wash my white dog's feet with the outdoor shower after every "walkie"--the campground was filled with armadillo holes-watch where you walk and try to keep your dog's nose out of the hole! I did not see a 50amp site and I walked the entire campground with my dirty-pawed pooch. Lotsa shade trees, tricky getting satellite but we maneuvered our 40ft diesel on Site 38 and found the signal. Loved the park discovery trails--many short, level trails with a "themed" focus ie orange trees, huge Oak Tree, cypress swamp etc. Tram tour informative and full of happy, questioning tourists! CAUTION: We came from Southwest Florida and followed our GPS which routed us on a single-laned county-maintained dirt road with soft, steeply sloping shoulders through an orange ranch. This kind of experience makes for funny RV adventures in hindsight, but it was nerve-wracking at the time. Avoid Crewsville Road on approach from the southwest!
01/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Potentially nice campground; I believe this was acquired from a defunct KOA operation and has "permanents" still living on the property. Campground is well-maintained but in need of significant road and site improvement. Impossible turns for big rigs in a few places. Sites are situated on a grassy hill sloping down to the Peace River making it hard to find a level site. Much of the campground is low lying and swampy during rains. Sitepads need to be leveled up and paved. While there, staff was "saving" sewer hookups for snowbirds on a waiting list so those arriving were chased away from these "reserved" sites and told to get on a waiting list. Of course, our stay was over by the time we could get a sewer site because the snowbirds stay for weeks at a time. Odd staff facility management, nice family environment, cute log cabin store with porch and rocking chairs and there is a general store and cafe on premises. With site and road upgrading, this pretty location could be a gem! Would go back again: off season!
05/2004
rating [ 5/10 ]
Convenient to Atlantic City but no casino shuttle available. Many "permanents" living on property which is a turn off. We wonder how they can sell high-priced memberships for a "family campground" environment. Sites are quite narrow on a grassy field. The "permanent" next to us had several cats that left waste on the ground so I had to preview the walking path before walking my dog. If you walk to the edge of the pond, you can see the "lake" which is hidden by growth. When we were here, it appeared that indigenous "staff" average age 16, were doing the minimum work possible. When I asked if there was a problem with the dialup modem, the young man just called out from the adjacent room that "it must be broken again" and didn't bother to get up off the couch and assist. Sigh: is Customer Service Dead? Would we go back? It appears that we have few choices in the vicinity but would not stay any longer than necessary.
04/2005
rating [ 4/10 ]
Right off I-40 and quiet. Poorly laid-out, unattractive and inconvenient campground--difficult to enter tight sites. Turns inside park are severe for big rigs. Additionally, they put large boulders at tight turns I guess to discourage big rigs from overshooting the turn onto their rare blades of grass. Several "permanent" run down trailers on the property and we met one scuffy resident with mangy dog. Management polite and perfunctory. Modem hookup separate in office. The terrain is RED DIRT/MUD with a rare grassy area here and there for your doggie walks. I had to CARRY MY DOG back and forth to the grass area to avoid bathing her post-potty several times daily. Terraced placement of rigs means you are subjected to the sight of your neighbors roof and slide canopy. Suggest using weewee pad for small pets, (copilots) close your eyes when entering and departing in a big rig and shut the shades. I ONLY go there because there is nothing else in the area and you can get camping network discounts!.
03/2004
rating [ 8/10 ]
A very nice overnight park--large, level, gravel/grass pull-thru sites. Hookups convenient. Management solititous. Outdoor, protected modem hookup available. Easy walk to Del's for dinner. The park looks like it is cared for as they have planted many everygreen trees out front.
04/2004
rating [ 1/10 ]
A park you will talk about in future years. Quite rundown and "in the middle of nowhere". A circular ditch filled with muddy water bordered by old tires painted white was dubbed the "swimming pool" by us. No phone on the premises. No office-a native person meets arriving RV's and collects cash. Remnants of an old motel building on the property which probably houses varmits and such. It appears that at least two families and several dogs live on the property. We were approached by two scruffy homeless persons shortly after arrival. Don't answer a knock on the door and keep your Smith & Wesson handy if you stay here!
04/2003
rating [ 1/10 ]
The most "Sanford & Son" park I have ever seen! There was no place to pull into as office location and RV spaces were not obvious, so we pulled over to side of street. Went looking for someone inside an open-air, ramshackle abode with handwritten "office" on open door. Office empgy. Encountered long-haired, unkempt young man feeding chickens who offered to help. He had a mean-looking pitbull-like dog following him, probably hoping for some chicken food. He pointed out the RV sites across the street and I was shocked; six uneven, dirt spots surrounded by wood poles and old aluminum roof sections separating them. Appeared filthy and unsafe. View was the rear of a graffitti-riddled warehouse. Took photos to send to Passport America, as we felt certain they had no idea about the condition of this park. Incredibly, they are still listed in the 2005 Directory. Don't even think about this!
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