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10/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Monthly rate is reflected in the nightly. This is a pretty impressive place. Many full time residents. Yet, we met several who were doing their 6-month move, wherein they must leave the park and then return to a different site. What a genius way to keep the place looking fresh. Beautiful landscaping. Lots to do without ever leaving "home". Coyotes singing every evening. Overall, an excellent stay at a very well-run and huge park. We'd absolutely stay again.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice spot! Helpful staff and even let us into the closed pool (pretty cold! But great!). Laundry facilities were large enough to handle a couple weeks of craziness. Friendly folks wandering around, excellent landscaping. Well-stocked camp store. Overall, a very nice overnight stay.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Given that this is the most convenient spot near the south rim to have a full hookup, it's just fine. Clean areas, nice check in process. Great spot to stay while visiting the GC. We'd stay again. Verizon WiFi worked with a booster, but still a bit spotty (for those who get to work while traveling). Wildlife spotted in the campsite: Ravens (who got into the trash bag and mocked the dog), elk.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Big gravel parking lot. A decent spot to stop for the night, but wouldn't want to "live" there. Swift office staff with speedy check-in, much appreciated. We'd stop again if rolling through. Petrified forest is miles away. It's a 70 mile round trip to see that particular spot from the park.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects a monthly stay. Overall, a quiet, no-nonsense spot. Lots of renovations occurring. Very nice, new, shower/restroom facilities. Laundry available, but limited by open office hours. Expect no staff on arrival and to pay in the box. Be aware that some sites are not as expected (missing sewer hookups, broken lines, malfunctioning elect.) so expect a shift of site, even if given one via reservation. Limited 50A sites--and not clearly indicated for a self-service (mostly) RV park. Rough roads throughout--go very slow. Very high water pressure--use a regulator. Park WiFi spotty, but Verizon worked well here. Very easy on/off highway, and town has an off-leash dog park (3 miles away). Full-time residents are present, but nothing like previous reviews, as the place is under new management. It may be quite lovely in upcoming months.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Convenient for a weekend trip around Pike's Peak and surrounding areas. Tight spaces, but great parking assistance from staff, who were waiting at the door as we rolled in. While being situated next to (read: one foot away from) a fast-running creek was interesting and tolerable for a weekend, it would not be my choice again as safety with a dog and kid on board is primary. Overall, attentive and friendly staff, efficient Wi-Fi at the site, and polite neighbors made for an excellent brief stay. At times, an overwhelming dump-tank smell wafting around made outside relaxing a bit tainted. With the recent flash flooding in Colorado, I'll admit the sound of the rushing creek wasn't quite as calming as it might have been pre-flood.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
It's worth the money. We were amazed at the kid-friendly nature of this place. Lucky enough to enjoy a weekday with low activity in the park, which was quiet and relaxing. The pool is the most kid-happy place I've seen at a campground. Laundry facilities were great, showers/restrooms clean. Staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable, nice camp store with some foodie options. Activities for kids on the weekends were amazing. Even when the park was full and hopping with families and kids all over, it was a safe and happy spot. We'd absolutely come here again, if anything to spend a little more time in Sioux Falls, a lovely city. The Butterfly house was a great spot to take a little, and the zoo an easy morning stroll.
08/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Some highlights: Admission to the neighboring museum, grassy areas, level spot, nice travelers. But the downfalls: no kid-friendly spots like playgrounds, etc., sites so close together and some switched. So that our neighbor put their slide and awning out and it prevented us from putting our own out: they were that close, slanted opposite and door-to-door. I like a little more privacy than what that offered, and it was tricky to get our rig out without crashing into the neighbor. Bathrooms were sketchy: lots of grime, signs indicating malfunction, rubber mats that did not appear to have been tended to (we passed on showering there). The neighboring museum seems like a treasure from 1960. It does not appear to have been updated much since then (similar to the RV park), yet is an eclectic collection of Americana that is worth an overnight stay. We'd come again, but we'd fight for a roomier site.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We love this little, super cheap spot to stay. Several times throughout the month we took a break from our boondock spot and enjoyed free WiFi, a dog park, the interesting wildlife in the park, awesome playground, and overall very quiet and respectful visitors. A nice shower, warm water, and clean surroundings made the stay worthwhile. A water hookup would really shoot this park to the top of our list.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pros: clean facilities, responsive staff, nice beach along the river and friendly visitors, beautiful nature walk through the forest. Very nice camp store. Steven's Point library offers nonresident cards. Excellent Friday fish fry at the onsite restaurant. Cons: WiFi signal was too weak to be reached, even in the office. Because this is very important for us, the rating was lower. Highway noise. Minimum 8 mile drive to gas stations, grocery. Coin-operated showers (25 cents for 6 minutes). Non-shaded site plus high winds made for a hot stay. They appear to be planting shade trees to remedy this, but it was unpleasant.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nicely wooded, full of nature. Creek runs through the campground. Temporary sites were within proximity to the office for wifi access at the site. Spring rains made the area surrounding the site a swamp. It was a very muddy stay. Nice laundry facilities, clean showers/bathrooms that could use some updating. Dog friendly, and the seasonal residents are very warm. As the weather warmed, the campground became quite lively on the weekend. Tubes can be rented for a ride down the creek, and there are paddle-boats, rowboats, etc., for rent. Beautiful playgrounds for the kids, and mini golf/horseshoes. Limited camp store but this was being renovated at the time of our stay. Tick checks are necessary daily, and with all that wonderful nature does come a lot of bugs. Leveling was a bit tricky on the grass sites, which were very close together. We would absolutely come again. A very friendly place to stay, and great for kids.
03/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for one month in March/April. We were impressed that they were open year-round, and that there were multiple wi-fi connections available. At times, the wi-fi was spotty or unavailable, however. Playground is a bit old, nails sticking out..but it appeared they were working on updating. The lakes are more like large ponds, a bit murky, but there were blue gills for the kids to score. Friendly but reserved staff, friendly seasonal folks. Lots of grass and dandelions, and lots of mowing (every day). Shady but messy (dropping stickers) trees. Hookups were spaced far apart, leveling was tricky. Firewood was available, the path around the "lake" was a nice walk (can't drive through unless seasonal). Propane fills were quick and easy. Very friendly toward the dog. Extremely nice and clean shower/bathrooms, nice laundry facilities (quarters). Camp store was quite sparse (but it was a bit off-season). Why we won't return #1: Crazy $300 deposit that is charged to debit but returned via paper check. For a full-timer paper checks are a drag. #2 Hooking up the electricity with the local power company was not practical. #3 no mail can be forwarded to this campground, and the town is far enough away to be inconvenient to use general delivery.
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