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05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We saw in the KOA website reviews for the Rusk KOA that they were closed. But in fact they are open and everything still looks great. There was a change in ownership in May 2014 and the new ownership is not quite completed, but this didn't impact the camping at all. It did result in phone messages not being answered and returned.
05/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Price reflects Good Sam rates. We were there on Memorial Day weekend and there were a lot of available sites. This park has excellent infrastructure, but badly needs a grounds keeper. The buildings and 2 cabins looked relatively new. The weeds that pass for grass were a foot high in a lot of places and made if difficult to find the sewer connections. Weeds are taking over the children's playground. Bring your bug spray, Off, and Hydrocortisone cream because we were eaten up with chiggers. There are also plenty of ants. The giant checkerboard has boards warped and badly needs paint. Location is north on highway 2021 off the off the highway 59/69/287 loop. Road construction that has been going on for months has the exit onto 2021 blocked when headed east. You have to go to Atkinson Rd. and make a U-turn, go back west and take the Highway 59 exit, and then you will see the small highway 2021 sign. The water pressure is good. The passworded Wi-Fi has good speed and strength. Pictures download with difficulty. The sewer connections are screw-in. There is cable TV with 70 channels. Permanent residents are not apparent. Sites are concrete, level, with good space between and no trees. There are long pull-throughs. Roads are paved. They have trash pick up at the site in the morning. There is a pool and playground. Electricity is 50-30-20 amp. AT&T is max signal strength and Verizon is 3 out of 5 bars. There is no propane and no fire rings. If you turn on your air conditioner fan, you won't hear the highway 59 traffic, the Saturday night mariachi band, and the stock car races. There were no sand burrs or cockle burrs. There were no flies or mosquitoes when we were there. We will look at some other parks in the area next time.
03/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Price reflects winter rates with a Player's Card, which are a real bargain. Rates go up in April. In the RV lobby the TV displayed no signal showing that the help didn't care about first impressions. The RV Center help knew very little about what was happening in the Winstar casino. They have a shuttle bus that will take you to the casino and bring you back to your RV. The shuttle bus sunscreen graphics were peeling away from the windows. The internal light lens in the shuttle bus looked like holes were broken in them with a hammer to allow insertion of LED lights and some of the seats were stuck in a permanent recline position. The water spigot at site 152 leaks and needs to be replaced. The water is very soft. The Wi-Fi logon site causes the web browser to display, "There is a problem with this web site's security certificate. The security certificate presented by this web site was not issued by a trusted certificate authority. Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept data you send to the server. We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this Web site." If you ignore this warning and proceed anyway, you are asked to sign in with your email address and then you have excellent speed and strength. The sewer connections were drop-in (no threads that would work). There is no cable TV. Channel 4 out of Dallas was the only broadcast TV station available in the day. FM radio stations were religious, East Indian, sports, or Hispanic. Only one country station and no rock and roll or oldies stations. Location is the first exit, Thackerville, on I-35 after crossing the Red River going north. Permanent residents were not apparent. Sites are concrete, level, with grass in between and new sapling trees. There are very long pull-throughs. Roads are paved. They have trash baskets and picnic tables at the site. There is a pool and playground. Water was 50 PSI; electricity was 50-30-20 amp. At night we got broadcast TV channels 4, 5, 11, 13, 21, 27, 33, and 68. AT&T is max signal strength and Verizon is 3 out of 5 bars. Reservations are recommended as this is a very popular area. There is a pet walk with half of the lights turned off at night. There are no sand burrs or cockle burrs. There are no flies or mosquitoes when we were there. We will stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Location is on the southern side of Fredericksburg. There are permanent retiree residents, but with very well maintained RVs and Park Models. Sites are gravel, level, with grass in between and mature trees. There are very long pull-throughs. The maintenance man will wash your RV for a fee. Roads are paved. They do not have trash pickup at the site. Wi-Fi was password protected and had excellent speed and strength, as good as that at home. Water, electricity, sewer connections are all in good shape. Time Warner cable TV with over 80 channels. AT&T is max signal strength and Verizon is 4 out of 5 bars. Reservations are recommended as this is a very popular area. A Koi pond, Mallard ducks, yard swing, gazebo, turtle doves, and a small dog playground all add to the stay. There are no sand burrs or cockle burrs. There are no flies or mosquitoes. A gate in the fence opens into a VFW post. We will stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Location is just as you cross the Llano bridge from the north, turn right on highway 152. Sites are gravel with one foot wide concrete edges between the gravel drive and grass. There is grass in between the sites and there are a few young trees. There are long pull through sites with utilities at the back. The park is very well maintained. Roads are gravel. They do not have trash pickup at the site. WiFi was pass worded and had excellent speed and strength. Water, electricity, sewer were at the back of the site, great for trailers, but Motorhomes need longer connections. Cable with over 80 channels, but many are duplicates. We will stay here again.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Location is on hwy 13 going north just on the right after you cross the bridge crossing into Evangeline Parish. Sites are gravel, level, with grass in between and mature, very tall pine trees. There is a lake and a sand beach. There are no picnic tables at the sites. There are long pull-through sites with plenty of space between sites. The park is very well maintained. They do not have trash pickup at site. There are beggar's lice (the plant, not the bug) in the grass. Due to the cold temperatures and time of year there were no flies or mosquitoes, but lots of love bugs. Roads are gravel with standing water in some places after a rain. WiFi was pass worded and had good speed and strength. AT&T is max signal strength and Verizon is 4 out of 5 bars. Water, electricity, sewer connections are all in good shape. Cable with 7 channels all of which dropped out frequently. Antenna picked up 25 channels, but during the day the signal would go from good to completely gone causing repeated dropouts that lasted for a couple seconds. This was on several channels and was no fault of the RV park. During the week there aren't many campers, but come Friday the park starts filling up with bumper pull trailers, kids and camp fires. Saturday there is a Cajun barn dance until midnight with very good prices on adult beverages. We will stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
$45 per night reflects Good Sam rate. This should be rated a 10, but with Comcast and the flakey Wi-Fi they get a 9. All staff were very friendly. On Beltway 8 immediately east of Hwy 288 on the frontage road. It is just across Hwy 288 to Bass Pro Shops. Cracker Barrel and several shopping centers are very close. Sites are concrete, level, with grass in between and young trees. Grass is manicured with no sand burrs or cockle burrs. No flies or mosquitoes. They have long pull-throughs. Roads are concrete. They have trash pickup at site. Doggie bags and play area are provided. Laundry was clean and machines were higher capacity than home units. Wi-Fi was password protected and had excellent strength, but speed was 5 to 28 second response time for reading Google news items with numerous disconnects followed by "unable to join network" messages. AT&T is max signal strength and Verizon is 5 out of 5 bars. Water, electricity, sewer connections are all in good shape. Cable is Comcast Houston with over 70 channels. Channels 2,3,5,7,8,9,11, 13 were very bad quality, but 10, 12 and all above 13 were excellent. It is not your RV, but it is Comcast cable. This is why I cancelled cable at home. Reservations are recommended We will stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The location is on the east side of Hwy 188 just after you pass under Hwy 35 coming from the north. Sites are concrete, level, with grass in between and very old, majestic live oak trees. All sites are back-in. Bare feet and dogs that tread on grass will pick up painful sand burrs. I killed two mosquitoes before I unhooked at 6 PM. All roads are concrete which was very nice when we experienced a four inch rain. They do not have trash pickup at the site. Wi-Fi by Peplink is password protected and is excellent. It dropped out several times, but you just sign in again. AT&T is max signal strength and Verizon is 3 out of 5 bars. Water, electricity, sewer connections are all in good shape. Cable One cable TV with over 150 channels, many of them duplicate. Only 60 real channels. Reservations are recommended on the weekends. We will stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is located right on the Mohawk River. You can look out your window and have a river view. Most sites are covered by high trees. Gravel roads and level sites are in this park. This is no pool or planned activities and this is fine for me. We rolled on with a dead battery on our towed vehicle and they graciously helped us with a jump start. We put our 36' motor home with a toad in a level, pull through gravel pad that had 50 amps available. Water and electric were on the side with the sewer all the way at the back. This is near the railroad tracks, so we heard several trains go by in the day time. Either I slept real well or the trains don't run at night. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. Sewer caps are threaded. The WiFi response time is excellent. There is basic Cable TV. There is no trash pick up. Verizon cellular is 4 out of 5 bars. We would stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a neat, well run campground hidden behind Cracker Barrel and McDonalds in Cave City, KY. It is not easy to find and doesn't have huge lighted signs, so call and ask for directions. $34 rate is for 50 amps. Gravel roads and level sites are in this very well maintained park. We put our 36' motor home with a toad in a level, pull through gravel pad that had 50 amps available. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. The WiFi response time is excellent. There is basic Cable TV. There is trash pick up. Verizon cellular is 4 out of 5 bars. You are in cave country and Mammoth Cave is near by. Our small dog had no problems in this campground. No pool and no playground in this campground suits me just fine. This is our second visit and we would definitely stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
If you are the adventurous type and want to save $20 a day, this campground is for you. Coming from the North, you exit off I-71 onto I-270, then onto US-33, then south on Gender Rd, then south on Lithopolis Rd through the town of Lithopolis, then down Cedar Hill Rd (a 2-lane, no shoulder black top) and finally right at the yellow Jackson Lake sign. I say all this to make the point that this is not easy to find. A good GPS would really help. The pot holed entrance road is sometimes old asphalt, sometimes gravel and sometimes dirt. Watch for the low hanging tree branches. They claim to be big rig friendly, but I would say big rig possible instead. Past all this you come to a very large open area with shelters, pavilions and numerous full time residents in unit s in fair repair. Eventually the road turns to dirt and you pull onto a grass pad. We put our jacks to work to get things level. A Winnebago Vectra pulled in next to us. You have to stand on your head and reach down 18 inches into a hole to connect your water hose. 50 amps is available. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. The sewer cap is not threaded. There is no Cable TV. My antenna picked up the following digital channels; 6.1, ABC; 6.2, THIS; 10.1, CBS; 10.2, Local Weather; and; 28.1, Fox. There is trash pick up. Verizon cellular is 4 out of 5 bars. WiFi is available from the Nexu Mesh Network for $3 a day. Sign up and credit card are required. We would look around before staying here again.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is located right next to Lake Erie. You can visit a marina across the road and have a river view. Most sites are covered by high trees. Gravel roads and level sites are in this very well maintained park. We put our 36' motor home with a toad in a level, pull through gravel pad that had 50 amps available. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. The WiFi response time is excellent. There is basic Cable TV. There is no trash pick up. Verizon cellular is 4 out of 5 bars. You are in wine country and there is a small vineyard with Concord grapes available for you to pick and eat. We would definitely stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an adult campground with no pool or playground. This was fine for me. Gravel roads and sites are in this park. We put our 36' motor home with a toad in a level, pull through gravel pad in the center of the Campground. We had 30 amps. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. The WiFi is supplied with a password. Response time was excellent. There is basic Cable TV. There is no trash pick up. Verizon cellular was 3 out of 5 bars.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
The location is convenient to Acadia and Bar Harbor. Don't come in after dark. There are no lights on to the sign and you'll drive right by the park. If you have to look for a sign, look for the Open Hearth sign on the opposite side of the road. This is next door to the Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport with business jets departing about once an hour during the day time. Gravel roads and sites are in this park. We put our 36' motor home with a toad in a level, pull through gravel pad that had 50 amps available. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. The sewer caps are not threaded. Most sites are not tree covered. The WiFi is supplied by TengoInternet for $5.95 a day or $16.95 a week. There is great Cable TV. There is no trash pick up. Verizon cellular is 4 out of 5 bars. Out of 200 sites, only 19 are "on the water." We would stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We found this park off I-95 exit 36 onto I-195 and then exit 2B onto highway 1 to the park. We had our choice of transient sites. Gravel roads and gravel back-in sites are in this park. Our 36' motor home and toad fit in our back-in site with no problems after disconnecting. It's true there are a lot of permanent park models, but these are very well maintained and a lot of them were not occupied due to the late time of the year. There were some pot holes in the road, but nothing that couldn't be managed. Good strong signals on Wi-Fi with fair speed, but I connected to the Silver Springs router. I couldn't get on the internet through the Silver Springs router 3 and the Silver Springs router 5. Google maps display would "paint" the computer screen a section at a time. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. Our sewer drain was not threaded although some were. Cable TV was excellent. Lobster and clams are abundant in many nearby stores. $4 for one pound and they will steam a live soft shell lobster for you while you wait. Portland, ME and L.L.Bean at Freeport, ME are easy short drives from here. Staff was friendly, helpful and accommodating. We would stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is on Hwy 5 north off Interstate 91 exit 3. Gravel roads and sites are in this park. ATT and Verizon were one bar and calls couldn't be made. Dialed *228 to update the roaming plan on Verizon so we could make calls. Water was available on the next site so the 100 foot hose was handy for running under the RV. Cable selection was great but the in-park wiring was weak and snowy. Sewer connection is a drop-in, no screw threads available. Even though the pull through sites was long enough to accommodate our 36 foot motor home and toad, the sewer and electric were at the back of the site, so we had to disconnect the toad so cable and line would reach. Good strong signals on WiFi with excellent speed. We were back in the park at the "B" loop. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. The office also has a gift store for shopping. We had early morning fog from the Connecticut River nearby which is the border between Vermont and New Hampshire here. We will stay here again, but will try to get a site with better utility connections next time.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We found this park by calling the office and getting good directions. An electronic gated entrance guards the entrance to the gravel roads and sites in this park. We put our 36' motor home in a level, back-in gravel pad that had 30 amps available. Most sites are all tree covered, but tall enough for us and wide enough for us being careful. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. Good strong signals on WiFi, but the speed was a little faster than dial-up. Google maps display would "paint" the computer screen a section at a time. They had a chili cook-off and line dancing in the recreation hall, but we came in late and didn't join. Cable TV was great. Camp fires and fire pits were in use. There were no bugs, flies or mosquitoes. We will stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We found this park at the end of a 4 mile 2 lane road in the country. Gravel roads and sites are in this park. We put our 36' motor home with a toad in a level, pull through gravel pad that had 30 amps available. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. Most sites are all tree covered, but tall enough for us. The WiFi only works at the office. There is no Cable TV. Camp fires and fire pits are abundant. There were no bugs, flies or mosquitoes. We will stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
$23 Rate reflects water only hookup. Our SurgeGuard indicated a ground fault and kicked off on the 50 amp plug. The 30 amp plug also indicated a ground fault and the 110v plugs are not wired. The park has gravel drive ways and we had a pull through gravel pad that was about 6 inches off level, but the jacks took care of that. We have a 36 foot motor home with a toad and did not have to unhook. Water pressure was 40 PSI. Great speed on the WiFi. We didn't try the cable TV. Maybe it was the time of the year, but we experienced no bugs, flies or mosquitoes. We came in late after dark and the friendly staff helped us park. When I mentioned the ground fault they took notes and said they would have it corrected. We will stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is one our favorites. Lush green mowed grass. The RV park was surrounded by trees. The park is all concrete drive ways and level concrete pads. We have a 36 foot motor home with a toad and did not have to unhook. Great space between the pads. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. Great speed on the WiFi. Maybe it was the time of the year, but we experienced no bugs, flies or mosquitoes. The staff was friendly and helpful. It is well worth the short trip off the interstate. We will stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
The park is surrounded by a paved drive with all gravel internal drive ways and level gravel pads unless you are over 75 feet long. The 75 foot motor homes with stacker trailers did use jacks on the motor home's front wheels. We had a pull through gravel pad. Concrete was available. We have a 36 foot motor home with a toad and did not have to unhook. Great grassy space between the pads. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. Great speed on the WiFi. Cable TV was great. There is a nicely mowed, wide walkway by the Little Pigeon river that borders the park. Maybe it was the time of the year, but we experienced no bugs, flies or mosquitoes. Most all of the RVs were newer motor homes or fivers. A few must have been in the $1 million dollar range. The staff was courteous and business-like. We will stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Signs from the interstate to the park were very helpful and the road into the park is paved. This should be rated above a 10. I'm not a farmer, but I estimate there was at least 4 acres of mowed grass along the Mississippi River to walk in with no sand burrs. Benches on the river bank for watching the tug boats and barges. We saw several. The park has gravel drive ways and we had a level concrete pull through pad. Gravel was available. We have a 36 foot motor home with a toad and did not have to unhook. Great space between the pads. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. Great speed on the WiFi. No cable TV was available. Maybe it was the time of the year, but we experienced no bugs, flies or mosquitoes. The staff was friendly and helpful. We will stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I gave this park an 8 because of the high price, no paved driveways or pads and no trash pick up. Our site included a picnic table and BBQ grill in this 70 foot pull through "big rig" site. Daily rate prime season is $54.47 per day. This includes $46 per day big rig site minus $4.60 per day 10% discount plus $3.47 per day 6.8% hotel tax. There are $35 per day plus tax 30 amp sites in the back under the trees. Access to the park is right off Hwy 550 north of Durango. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad runs parallel to Hwy 550 and you can hear the train and whistle if you listen. Driveways are gravel and there are large grassy common areas including a dog park area. Our site was level gravel with a grassy area between us and our neighbor. The Park sprayed for cockle-burrs, mowed and watered daily. WiFi was fairly reliable. I lost signal completely once. Verizon coverage was 5 bars. Our site had a clear view to the south, so the satellite reception was excellent; some sites are tree covered and satellite reception could be a problem. Cable TV was good and had 11 channels. We rented a car for $37.28 per day which included $33 per day base rate plus $2 per day Colorado Road Safety Fee plus $2.28 per day sales tax. It may have been the time of year, because there were no flies or mosquitoes, but there was the occasional honey bee.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Not many RV parks in this area except in Buena Vista. This park is a little more expensive $40 vs. $29 without discount, but it was not as crowded and there is ample room between sites. Sites are 30' wide. They are 5 miles north of town off Hwy 24 with their own left turn lane. We found downtown two great places to eat: Jan's for home cooking and Quincy's for very good prices on steaks, prime rib, and sandwiches. We rented a 2000 Jeep from BV Jeeps for $140 a day. Sites are all level, fine gravel except for two paved with asphalt with grass in between. We were on what I call "satellite hill" because there are no trees so reception was great. The other hill backs to trees and an even larger hill so it looked like difficult satellite reception. I have a Winegard TV antenna with a Wingman extension, but it still took some fine tuning to get snowy channels for local weather. I only saw 12 pull throughs with full hook ups; the rest are all back-in. For 6 nights we were on a 60 ft. pull through with room for a toy hauler and a Jeep. They also have cabins, Yurts and space for tent camping. No flies, mosquitoes, gnats, goat heads, sand burrs or cockle burrs. Verizon was 2 out of 5 bars and AT&T was zero bars. Both cell phones had good reception in town. Wi-Fi was good. Some sites would time out, but most of the time response was good. As a bad example it took over four minutes to update an iPod app. The staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay here again.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
I didn't give this park a 10 because there was no Wi-Fi included, there was no picnic table at my site, there are no pull throughs and there is no trash pick up. In spite of this, this is a good value and nice park for the money in Florida in March. This park is off exit 223 on I-95. We were here during bike week so we could easily hear the motorcycles on I-95, but it wasn't bad enough to be a problem. North Daytona is at exit 273, so we had a 50 mile, one way trip in 40 degree temperatures at night. We camped in one of the premium sites, site 97, which have concrete pads off the paved driveway. Driveways are curvy and single lane which gives a natural appearance. The park is gated with a swing arm and electronic keypad. There are gravel pads and the premium sites have concrete pads. The spacing between the sites is generous so there are no slide out or awning problems. Our area had no trees which is excellent for satellite reception, but the park is surrounded by trees and sites with trees are available. There is a maintenance area you can move your motorhome to if you need to do any work. Cable TV was excellent with over 60 channels which didn't match the park's handout, but a "guide" channel was available. There was no Wi-Fi. WifiRV is supposed to be available for an extra fee. I saw the WifiRV signal, but it was so weak I could get a connection only after moving the PC around the motorhome. Rates are $5.95 for 1 day, $15.95 for 3 days and $29.95 for a week. Our concrete back-in pad had a 6 inch drop in 8 feet which great for drainage, but the leveling jacks handled it. The end of the pad that met the paved driveway had a much larger drop and twist where earlier motorhomes had left their drag marks when they were leaving. This was not the case for the other premium sites. The staff and other campers were very friendly. We would stay here again.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
I'm rating this park higher because of the value received for the money especially when compared to the KOA next door. We experienced no noise from the KOA. February is high season in south Florida so nothing is inexpensive and you will need reservations. The management is very courteous and went out of their way to accommodate us. The park is back off highway 1 about a quarter of a mile. The lakes are old quarries now filled with water. You'll awake each morning to the cooing of doves. They have pool and a large club house area with pool tables, books, TVs, etc. The "store" has a few souvenirs, ice cream and sodas and not much else. For activities they had a pot luck dinner with the park furnishing the hot dogs and they had coffee and donuts on Monday. Travel to shopping requires some sort of vehicle. The Square Grouper restaurant with reasonable prices and good food, is 3 miles north. Part of the year they are closed on Sundays and Mondays so call before going. Key West is 19.8 miles to the south with all of its bars, restaurants, gift shops and attractions. There are level pull-through gravel sites with well kept grassy areas with palm and broad leaf trees between sites and gravel driveways. Some of the pull through sites are almost wide enough to put 2 motorhomes in and certainly wide enough for a small vehicle. There are also back-in sites on the outer edges. In Florida there are a lot of "snow birds" camped out for 3 months, but I wouldn't necessarily call these permanent residents. We saw no derelict RVs on the premises left from the 2005 hurricanes. Pets are allowed and there is plenty of grass between the sites. Temperature was in the 70's so we experienced no mosquitoes and no seaweed or salt water fishy smells. Cable TV is excellent with over 70 channels available. Wi-Fi was very strong with good response time. We will definitely stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are level pull-thru gravel sites with a concrete pad for the picnic table. There are also well kept grassy areas between sites. The gravel driveways are easy to maneuver and the long sites are big rig friendly. Lack of trees makes for good satellite reception, but the Park is surrounded by trees. There is a section of the park that does have trees over the sites. Good for an overnight stay. We'll stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is at mile marker 58.7 on highway 1 in the Florida Keys. Our $112 rate for one night includes high season and a waterfront premium site. I put $99 in the nightly rate because it will not accommodate more than 2 digits. There were no baths, showers, and nor a place to walk the dog. Pets are allowed, but not on the docks. The driveways and sites are all coarse very well kept gravel. There are no grassy areas at Grassy Key. The bay, docks, pelicans, water and palms are beautiful. Cable TV is excellent with an abundance of channels. The hook ups are in excellent condition. The Wi-Fi response was excellent from our site. You really need a vehicle to travel to any shopping or restaurants.
02/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
The Gold Coaster was full so we scheduled this park for a one night stay. The staff was helpful and courteous. They accommodated us on short notice and we felt very lucky to be put in an "overflow" site. I would NOT recommend anything over 25 feet for the "overflow" because of the narrow streets, drives and close proximity of trees and light poles. Camping in "manufactured home" gated communities was new to us. We passed several communities with empty boarded up houses in Homestead and were relieved to find a this gated community with well maintained yards. The "manufactured homes" have been there for a while. The driveways and streets are paved and narrow with a lot of trees very close to the road. The "overflow" site was the driveway of an empty "for sale" house. We parked in the driveway between a tree and a light pole with a great deal of planning and effort. The utilities were at the back of the house so you'd have to park off the driveway half way into the back yard to reach them. Water, 50 amp and cable were all there, but we didn't try any because I didn't want to park a 36 foot 22,000 pound motorhome in the grass back yard. I did try plugging in to the 110 volt outlet on the side of the house. It was "hot" when I plugged in but within a few minutes there was no voltage so we decided to boon dock. I know this sounds negative, but in a shorter motorhome or the chance to park in a "regular" RV site, this would be worth considering. There were several fifth wheels and class A's in the regular sites.
02/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We came in late to this park for a one night stay, but opted for the special two night stay that included tickets to the Lion Country Safari park. We walked to Lion Country and it was a very pleasant surprise. They rented us a car to drive through the park for $11. The wife checked out the laundry and things were nice enough we extended for a third day. We also enjoyed a $2 french toast breakfast with sausage, juice and coffee hosted by the park. There are level pull-thru gravel sites with well kept grassy areas between sites and gravel driveways. Lack of trees makes for good satellite reception, but the Park is surrounded by trees. Good for an long term stay. We'll stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are level pull-thru gravel sites with well kept grassy areas between sites and gravel driveways. Lack of trees makes for good satellite reception, but the Park is surrounded by trees. Good for an overnight stay. We'll stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Located off I-20. There are level pull-thru gravel sites with a concrete pad for the picnic table. There are also well kept grassy areas between sites. Lack of trees makes for good satellite reception. It is right across the street from a Wendy's, Subway and a Pilot truck stop, so it is handy for buying a limit supply of groceries and fuel. Good for an overnight stay. We'll stay here again.
11/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The $33 price is for full hook-ups, 50 amp service, cable TV and an RV over 30 feet long. $22 is for water and electric only and RV under 30 feet long. The nice things about this former KOA park are the oak trees and the space between the sites. It is very "outdoorsy." We're 13 feet tall and had no problems with tree limbs. We had plenty of room for the awning and every site had a picnic table. Location is right off Hwy 71 and a short 6 mile drive to Mena, AR and the Talimena Scenic Drive up to Queen Wilhelmina State Park atop Rich Mountain. Sites and driveways are crushed shale gravel and sites are terraced and fairly level on a hill side. Wi-Fi signal was good with good fast response. Water pressure was 60 psi (use a regulator) and the 50 amp service was good. There are only a few sites with cable TV, which was excellent after I wiggled the connection. The cable connections are consolidated 4 at a service point so the distance can be a stretch, but no problem because the friendly hosts will provide cable long enough if you don't have it. Verizon cell service was "two bars." There was no service available on ATT, but Skype worked well. We would stay here again.
11/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Came in late and settled the next morning. Hosts are very friendly. Concrete driveways and concrete pads in a well manicured grassy park surrounded by trees make this one our favorite sites. Lamp on the power pedestal was burned out so a handy flashlight came to the rescue. Cable TV was not working according to a sign in the entrance. Great Wi-Fi signal strength, but response time was slower than dial-up speed and for secure connections it was so slow it was not usable (over 20 minutes). This was our first time here since TV went digital. We could only pick up 2 channels: FOX and NBC. Satellite reception should have been wonderful, but our unit on the RV decided not to work. Verizon cell phone strength was excellent. In spite of all our communication problems, we will still definitely come here again.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
The only reason I didn't give it a 10 was because it didn't have concrete pads. This campground has manicured grassy areas between level fine gravel pull through sites with gravel driveways. They are pet-friendly and also have nice fenced-in grassy area for your pet to run. Sites are placed well apart and each has a young tree, and some have a campfire ring and a picnic table. These will accommodate the largest rigs. It is surrounded by corn fields, but less than a half mile walk to the Cracker Barrel restaurant. Mammoth Cave, the largest cave system in the world, is a quick 5 miles away. The are two halves with the office and a very small store, laundry and restrooms in the middle. We were in site 25 farthest away from the train tracks, but the trains were not that often and not obtrusive. The setting is a quiet rural setting, but several gas stations and fast food restaurants are a half mile away. We had Enterprise Car Rental in Glasgow, 8 miles away, deliver to our campsite a car for us at no extra charge. No pool and no playground makes this campground very attractive for some. Even after several days of rain, there were no mosquitoes or standing water and the sites and driveways had no problems. They offer 73 channels of cable TV including HBO. Sites offer a clear shot for satellite connections. Cell phone connectivity is excellent. We would definitely stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
$33.67 was the off season rate as opposed to $42 plus tax in season. For overnight stays in the winter there is a $25 rate. Lots of trees. Located on the current river 3.5 miles north of Highway 60 on Highway "M". There is a full hookup area at the top of the hill by the Store, pool and playground. Down the hill to the river bank are the campsite areas with 30 amps and water, no sewer. These are gravel sites under large oak trees with several literally on the river bank. We were almost the only ones in the campground. It was very quiet. We stayed in the Full Hookup sites with a concrete pad, 50 amps, cable, water and sewer. Water pressure was over 100 pounds so we were using a regulator. Internet access is free and response was excellent. We didn't use the pool, but it looked crystal clear and well maintained. It may have been the time of year, but there were no mosquitoes with the temperature and humidity in the 80's. They are pet friendly and our Maltese enjoyed the stay. Sites seemed well maintained, mowed and trees were trimmed. The full hookup sites had newer electrical boxes and there was expansion work on one of the concrete pads in progress. Hosts were very friendly and gave us a lot of information on the local area. We'll stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The rate reflects Good Sam discount. Signs say new management and new attitude and our experience reflects this. The staff was very helpful, our site had been recently leveled with new gravel and grass was all neatly mowed throughout the park. There was good water pressure and good electrical levels as shown by our monitor. The cable had 71 channels, but I used a 25 foot cable to get to the connection centrally located for 4 sites. Be prepared. My sewer connection had no threads. It was just a drop in so we took extra steps when dumping to insure no problems. There were new screw in sewer connections at the sites next to us. We would stay here again for an overnight stay.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The rate reflects KOA discount. Camping among over 200 RV's, highway noise, an occasional jet airplane, an occasional train whistle and some idiots setting of fireworks at 4 am is not really my style of camping. A serious thunderstorm knocked out the cable TV for a short period. Apparently it is fed by satellite. The Wifi at KOA A, B and E did not work the next morning after the storm. So no Wifi for us for a while and when it did come up it was at dial up speed. Evening thunderstorms are very common here this time of year. Internal roads and sites are gravel. Sites are level with small patches of grass by each site. Camping World is at the same Interstate exit as the campground. We pulled in late and the office was closed, but the staff came out and helped us anyway. This would be an expensive home base for touring Colorado Springs. It served our purpose for an overnight stay. We would stay here again, but we would look at other local sites first.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an excellent alternative to staying in Amarillo. Price is somewhat offset by the convenience of being able to order dinner and breakfast and have it delivered to your site. Prices for food were very reasonable. Very friendly and caring staff. Gravel drives and level gravel sites. Grass at every site. Free Wifi and good water and electrical levels. We would definitely stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Easy access and exit. Very friendly and caring staff. Gravel drives and level gravel sites. Grass at every site. Free Wifi and good water and electrical levels. Lots of amenities and activities for the kids. You can order pizza and have it delivered to your door. They claim to be "Home of RV Heated Water Hose" so you can extend your camping season. We would definitely stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We got a Senior Pass rate of $5. Drive and sites are all gravel. Trees form a canopy over the park. 40' big rig access is very, very limited. Tent campers parked in the 45 foot RV sites, so the host let us park in the tent campers parking lot in our 36 foot motorhome. It was the last site available. The rule is first come, first served and there are no rules about what size site you can occupy. Common courtesy is the only rule which is obviously not in effect. To get a good site come very early. We dry camped, so we didn't use the facilities. The generator policy is very restrictive (8 AM to 10 am + 6 PM to 8 pm), but temperatures this time of rear required no air conditioning. The hosts and the rangers were very friendly. They had 2 park ranger programs that night. One on the Park System and one about star gazing. Deer were feeding along the roadway on the edge of the park.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate includes a one time $5 charge for having a 9 pound Maltese dog. This is a great place for adults (although kids are allowed). Drive and sites are all gravel and level. Lots of cottonwood trees provide shade for every site. There is an 8 foot berm between you and the Colorado river. You can walk next door for Colorado river cruises. Laundry has $2.50 wash and $1.00 dry. Bad: Cottonwood trees, mosquitoes. Good: Fast WiFi, good cable, cottonwood tree shade, walk on the banks of the Colorado River, no pool, no playground, no fire rings. Grass at every site. All sites level. Picnic table at every site. Very close to Arches National Park. Close to city of Moab for shopping. We would stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We paid summer rates, $48 per night. Office is open until 10 PM. Staff was courteous and helpful. We may have encountered the summer staff. Coming to Ruby's from the Northwest on highway 12, there are two stone arches at the entrance of Red Canyon that you must pass under. They have a height limit of 13 feet 6 inches. We have a tall Super-C camper on a Kodiak chassis with a Winegard covered satellite dish on top and we cleared. Parking is gravel and fairly level, but does require some adjustment. Not all sites have fire pits. The number of big rig sites are limited. Verizon works great. AT&T works if you hold your phone in the right position. Lots of pine trees, but no problems. Satellite reception was good. WiFi is fast and works well, but we were right behind the camping office. Large gift shop open until 10:30 PM at night. Restaurants are co-located there too. Lots of European visitors. It is a fair hike from the campground. Laundry rates are very reasonable $1.25 to wash $0.25 for 8 minutes of drying. Lots of kids with bicycles and ATVs. Temp was in the 50's and kids were swimming in the outdoor pool. Guess we hit the high season. Campers can also use the Best Western Motel indoor pool. National Park free shuttle stop is right by the RV Camping office. To visit Bryce Canyon we would stay here again.
11/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
I'd give it a 10, but you have to have something for Thousand Trails. $38.79/night for a 50 amp premium site #22 with a view of the hills and the sunset. Our site had a concrete pad for the picnic table and we had a fire ring for camp fires. We stayed for four nights. Highest point in Cherokee County and 5 minutes from the The Texas State Railroad Rusk to Palestine Steam Engine train ride. The Texas Capitol of Austin is 231 miles away. Built on top of the old ghost town of New Birmingham of the 1890s, but no remnants are visible. The owners/office staff were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. Everything is like new. Sites are level on well-packed fine crushed white gravel. There is plenty of space between sites (20 feet) and there many sites long enough to accommodate the largest rigs with toads. New cabins are available for rent . Wi-Fi is good and cell phone reception is good. I was able to sign in to a Virtual Private Network for work so the encryption ports are not blocked like they are in some parks. In the piney woods of east Texas you need to be aware of poor cell phone reception, WiFi existence and skunk populations. There were no skunks here. There are tall trees all around the edge of the park and the young planted trees in the park do not interfere with satellite reception. The park has restrooms and showers that are like new. They also have a small gift shop, meeting building and propane is available. The small town of Rusk is two minutes away so grocery, gasoline and gift shopping are handy. We will definitely stay here again.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We saw 107 spaces, of which 30 are for overnight motorhome full hook ups. Separated by a couple hundred feet are the full time residents mostly in newer looking trailers. Overnight spaces are farthest from Hiway 75/69. Roads are all paved, pullouts are gravel except for 8 pull thrus on concrete slabs. Water, 50 amp service, sewage and cable TV are all available. Sites all looked pretty level and all were pull thrus. Hired help was friendly. Propane and dumpstation service was available. Behind an RV sales lot with parts and RV repair service available. Sales are mostly trailers, bumper pulls and fifth wheels. Signs said it was under new management. Sales help was attentive and friendly. All trailers were open and prices posted. Oak, pecan, redbud and other trees on the sites. Wild flowers were in bloom when we were there. Squirrels, robins, mocking birds, sparrows, doves and blackbirds gave that "country" feel. Pool (closed when we were there), playground, pet run, rec room and a lightly stocked store were found. Whole area was mowed including the pet run. With the air conditioner on low we couldn't hear the Hiway sounds or distant train whistles. No WiFi was available. Cell phone service was maximum strength so a laptop "air" card would work. We would definitely stay here again.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our rates were higher because we had 2 kids and 2 grand kids and taxes. They didn't charge for the 3 month old. All sites were gravel and looked level. Lots of trees. There's a pond and ducks. Playground and a tractor pulled train ride for the kids. We had an excellent site across from the pool, baths, showers and store. Traffic was not bad. This site even had a little grassed area unlike all the other sites. Sites are back-in and quiet. Our sewer connection had no screw cap, just remove the plug and drop it in. Hot Springs is very close. Enterprise Car Rental will deliver a car to your camp site and give you a KOA discount on top of that. I'd definitely recommend this campground.
06/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park is mostly long term residents in older units. There were 5 spaces for transients of which one had electrical problems. We came in late and paid the next morning. The manager was nice enough and told us there was a waiting list for "monthly" renters due to the natural gas drilling efforts to start in that area of the country soon. Sites were level, gravel and grass. They were close with no picnic tables. There was no playground or pool. On the positive side there is a large central mowed grass area and the park was quiet. I would only use this park as an emergency stopover. RV parks are rare in this part of Arkansas.
06/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
I don't usually give 10's, but if a beautiful park without playgrounds or accommodations for kids, is OK with you, then this is a 10. This is one of the best kept secrets in Texas. It has concrete drives and pads. We stayed in a 36 foot motor home with slides and had not problems at all. Sites are spacious with individual picnic tables. Grass is manicured as well as a golf green. There is a very large pond with a water fountain. Host building with showers, laundry and banquet area is new. Showers are individual rooms all done in very nice tile. They are very likely much nicer than your shower at home. Trees around the edge of the park make this a idyllic setting. It is about 5 miles south off I-30 Nash exit and 5 miles west on Hwy 67, but it is well worth the 10 mile detour. We will definitely stay here again.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The things that kept me from rating this an 8 or 9 were the sand burrs, cockle burrs and honky tonk music. This is not a good place for small children or dogs (although) both are allowed. A short walk through the grass can add about 100 sand burrs to a dogs fur. On a Saturday night the bass from the honky tonk music was loud enough you could hear it over the closed motorhome with the air conditioner on, but we still managed to get to sleep with no problem. Gravel sites were level and spaced far enough apart so each could have their own picnic table. Cable TV was included and had excellent signal strength and the free Wi-Fi was easy to connect to and fast. There is a small selection of RV supplies on site. It is next door to convenience stores. A shuttle to Lambert's was available for $1 per person. I agree that a visit to Lambert's is a must do. The RV Park has no playground or amenities for kids, but is a good stopover park for visiting Lambert's, the Outlet Mall or Sikeston.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an excellent RV park, but I rated it down for the sand burrs in the grass. Bare feet and pets will have a bad time. Otherwise, it is well kept; hosts are very friendly, fine gravel sites are level and well maintained. Wifi access was good and fast and free. Cable TV signals were very strong. Water Pressure was 80 lbs/sq in so use a regulator. They don't advertise local attractions, but we visited a classic car show in Denison (10 miles away) and had the best catfish dinner ever at Arlene's Catfish. There is also a large RV dealer next door for looking, service and buying parts and supplies from a well stocked store. The park was quiet and the Highway 75 noise was not noticeable inside with TV or air conditioner on. They are kid-friendly but do not have playgrounds or activities. This was a big plus for me. My kid is grown. It was too early in the year for the pool to be open. We had a very pleasant stay.
04/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were running late and arrived 1 1/2 hours after the office closed. They kept it open for us. We had no problems parking a 36' motorhome. Cable TV was excellent. WiFi was good too, but is $4 a day extra and requires a credit card to be used online. We used a Good Sam discount to get the rate. Managers were very nice and made local recommendations. Level gravel sites and gravel roads. Excellent water pressure. Many campgrounds in neighboring towns were full due to the Hill Country wild flowers being in bloom. So this is a nice alternative.
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