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07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
New owners, new to KOA. Looks like they upgraded prices to KOA standards without much other upgrades. It's an OK campground and the main attraction is that it's close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Narrow gravel roads, but sites are level, no cable and satellite is pretty much impossible through the trees. Only got two networks on the Jack antenna. No cell phone coverage. They have Wi-Fi, but it's glacially slow! Maybe the new owners will get it in shape, but now it's not there. In short, if you need an overnight near the Parkway, it's OK. If you expect amenities, find somewhere else. One caution. The stop sign at the exit to the parkway has a blind view to the right, and we almost got t boned by a car coming around the curve at about 70 mph.
07/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
This campground has some good points, and some bad stuff. First the good ones: concrete roads, concrete pads and patios, very well kept grounds. Decent Wi-Fi (albeit kinda slow), easy access to Blue Ridge Parkway. Then the not so good. With the pull-throughs you have to cross grass to get to the pad (we came in after a rain, and it was mushy mud). Roadways are very narrow and we had to go all around the campground to pull into a site right across from the office. No credit cards - cash or check only. Sites are wide enough, but overlap from the sites behind made the rear of our coach 6 feet from the rear of our neighbor's coach. Most sites are seasonal or permanent. Staff was not really rude, just a "don't care" attitude. Don't let the "Down by the River" name fool you. There is a river, but the only sites by the river are a few tent sites. Not even a path to walk by the river. Check-in was OK, but certainly not friendly. Then, when we found a problem with our sewer connection, the woman looked at us and said "what am I supposed to do?" Only after some prodding did she get her husband (the "maintenance man") to come and fix it. Only took him 5 minutes, but he wouldn't even speak to us! So, all in all, it's not a terrible place, but not a great place either. With a little work and a big attitude adjustment, it could be a great place! Next time we'll look for another campground.
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