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10/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
If we could only pick one RV Park to visit, this would be it. It’s a small place (5 motel rooms, 4 RV spots, and the awesome Tiki Bar), but well worth the trip. The owners have created a great place to unwind and enjoy. Guests and locals gather in the evening at the Tiki and everyone makes new friends. It’s not a “resort” and you won’t find concrete pads and fancy patios, but you’ll leave more relaxed than you could have imagined.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
With a 45’ motorhome and tow, we don’t usually find state parks that can accommodate us. Gulf State Park is a fantastic exception. Excellent layout, huge sites, full hook-ups, paved roads-sites-patios, and a selection of pull-thru and back-in sites make this a great base camp for exploring “Lower Alabama”. Staff was friendly and helpful. We visited just as the snowbirds were starting to return, so there was plenty of space. We didn’t choose one of the more expensive lake-facing sites but were quite happy with what we got. I didn’t expect Wi-Fi in a State Park, which was just as well as it was marginally useful. The facilities are very well maintained, except for a couple of bathhouse doors that were peeling. About the only downside is that battling the fire ants is a daily operation. All in all, this was a great find for us, close to the beaches and other things to do in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a relatively new park, with long, paved (with pavers) sites and patios. In spite of the name, it’s actually in Fort Walton Beach. It’s on the bay side, and right on the water. The facility is well maintained and most utilities were excellent (Wi-Fi was very spotty). The paved interior roads are wide and the sites are very large with grassy areas between rigs. The sites are a mix of back-in and drive-in styles situated around a single loop road. Several near the water have extra space beside them. Unfortunately, the paved sites are on the narrow side and the apron area fronting the interior roads was designed to be too narrow for many larger rigs to enter/exit the sites without driving off the pavement. This is apparently a known issue, since roving maintenance staff appear periodically to rake out the ruts left behind. Like a lot of Florida parks, they are also working to control ants. The “fun house”/restaurant next door can generate some noise, but generally not late into the night. With access to the Ramada facilities across the street (busy US-98 with no crosswalk, though) and gulf beaches very close, this is a nice destination for a stay in Fort Walton Beach.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
As others have noted, this park is all about location. Think very carefully about the value to you of being on or near the beach. Actually, it feels like two separate parks. The east, or street, side is a mixed development of mobile homes, park models and RV spaces. It has paved access roads and a traditional layout, albeit somewhat tight. The beach side, across the street, is completely different. It has all sand roads and sites with scrub grass, poured concrete patio pads (some good and others all broken up), and some of the tightest 90-degree parking we’ve ever been in. The beach row is always in demand, of course, and was full the whole time we were there (actually had RVs in other spots waiting for their turn). Beyond that row, there are limited beach side spots for larger rigs (over maybe 38 feet). Maybe it was the off season, but some of the comments made in prior reviews didn’t apply: Wi-Fi was free (but mostly down), pet papers weren’t required, and trailers were parked on the beach row. Power was very good (running 3 A/Cs) and, in spite of the tight sites, utility hookups were convenient. Cable TV was advertised but our site’s box was damaged; they offered to run a splitter from a neighboring site. Satellite access was limited on the beach side due to the numerous trees; even beach row sites had some blockage due to palms. If you can put up with heat, humidity, and an onslaught of biting no-see-ums to get beach access and awesome sunsets, this park might be for you.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for a week while visiting various friends and family in the Tampa area. I was a little concerned that we might get pressured from the sales side of the organization but we were never bothered. In fact, staff was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The park is convenient to I-4 close to I-75 but far enough away that road noise (even from the competing truck stops at the exit) was not an issue at all. I requested a site change to allow satellite TV access and that was no problem at all (of course, the RV Park was only 35-40% full during our stay). All roads and sites are paved. Sites are priced by length (38’, 40’, 42’, 45’), relatively wide and separated by grass. I believe all sites are 90-degree back-ins, and noticed some big 5ers having difficulty making the cuts, but they might have been new owners needing practice. Utilities were all OK, although the Wi-Fi was often quite slow. The pool and tennis areas were in constant use while we were there, and the “complimentary” newspaper, breakfast and lunch in the company cafeteria, shuttle bus to HQ, and trash collection are nice features. We ate twice in their “Exit 10 Pub” for dinner and the food was decent and not too overpriced. There are multiple dogs runs on the property, although the set (big and small sections) connected to the campground was in a distant corner. There were very few perma-rigs on site. Competitor Camping World has relocated to the next exit east on I-4. Good VZW.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We used this park as a place for the rig while we were visiting friends in NSB, so we didn’t use the facilities much, and only slept in the coach 2 nights out of the week we were there. Staff was friendly and helpful, especially as we arrived after hours (our materials were taped to the door) and we had to check in the following morning. We were in the rear of the park, past the treed section and in the open, grassy area. This made getting a satellite signal a breeze, but apparently we fell off the edge of the world according to Verizon, as neither voice nor data worked well (came back by the time we got to the office). Interior roads are sandy and relatively narrow, but well-packed even under puddles from recent rains and we had no issues with our 45’ rig plus toad. Our site was all grass, 80+ feet long, and level, and we had no problems with a 43,000 pound coach sinking in. I did spread powder for ants before we parked, just in case.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This place is huge and contains vacation sites of all types: RV/tent, park model, and large homes on rental lots. There are hundreds of sites for “transients” and, as you would expect, a lot of RVs are more or less permanent fixtures. They also have a unique RV storage program where they’ll move your rig between storage and site whenever you reserve a spot (watch out for their drivers most mornings, as speed limits don’t apply to them). Inside the park, many sites are wide concrete pads, although a number are packed sand. The park is laid out in a grid, with major and minor “roads” delimiting the sites. Most of the transient sites are angled pull-thrus. The interior roads are quite narrow. Although we had no problems getting into our site, it was very difficult to get out given how close the rig in the next “street” was to our front. You can reserve your site online with a detailed inventory of availability, and I used Google Earth to try to select a satellite-friendly site (worked). They want their money early (50% at reservation and 50% 2 weeks before arrival) and mail out “express check-in” packages when the second payment is made. This didn’t work for us, as their package crossed with our last mail service shipment. The park and beach are dog friendly, the Wi-Fi was decent and relatively stable, they pick up your trash every day, and the place is very clean. We also rented a golf cart for the week ($240) because of the size of the park and, OK, everyone else seemed to have one. This was our second stay and we would definitely return if in the area.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a convenience park, not a resort. It’s the go-to park for people wanting to visit the Washington D.C. area. It’s a little pricey. It’s located right next to one of the busiest Interstates on the East Coast. The sites aren’t perfectly landscaped with level concrete pads, and most are wooded back-ins. It’s worth it to be in a park where the city bus takes you to the Metro into D.C., or the tour bus picks you up at the office. If you’re “passing through” and don’t plan to visit D.C., or have some other reason to be in the College Park area, this may not be the park for you. I made reservations online, and they had no record of it, including my $50 deposit, so check-in was slower than expected. Our pull-thru site was long enough, but difficult to get level and oddly configured with our neighbors pointing in the opposite direction (sharing a “patio”). We did get one of the few satellite-friendly sites, so didn’t need the included cable. The park’s Wi-Fi was well distributed, but relatively slow and inconsistently able to maintain a connection. VZW was strong. Given the prices, there were a surprising number of perma-rigs. Staff was generally friendly and helpful, once the reservation confusion was addressed (don’t make me feel like it’s my fault you can’t find my reservation and deposit).
09/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is one of the older parks originally developed under the now-defunct “Outdoor Resorts” umbrella. It’s definitely showing its age, with narrow roads and sites, and frankly overgrown vegetation. This shows in the variability the sites (from well-appointed upgraded pads to uneven and broken concrete slabs) and common areas (clubhouse/pool/tennis are superior, yet much of the interior roadway system is damaged by tree roots and was under repair while we were there). Although only a few, the older perma-rigs that haven’t moved in years are quite noticeable, some severely discolored from moss, mold, and mildew. As an ownership park, it appears that individual site owners are responsible for maintenance on their space. The site we were assigned was so overgrown that the palms rubbed both sides of the coach, and we actually had ants infest a window frame by crawling up the vegetation. So much debris fell on the coach that I had to go up on the roof with a broom on the morning of departure to clear the awnings and slide toppers. Although the site was concrete and the broken areas didn’t impact our ability to level, the “patio” was wooden, and the boards were starting to rot out underfoot. The utilities worked, although the 50-amp socket was cracked and the Wi-Fi was weak in the “Forest Section”. There is a dog run, but it’s actually located outside the gated portion of the complex, so don’t forget your key card or you’ll pay a fine. Beware of add-on charges and resort fees, and make sure you know your all-in price. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable, even if not able to help with the individual site maintenance issues.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is an upgraded KOA with a variety of sites. After the paved entrance (sharp turns from the road and at the office), the interior roads and sites are reasonably well packed gravel. The park has been upgraded over the years with improvements to electric service, kid-oriented amenities, and many sites with concrete pads (with corresponding high prices brackets). We arrived late in the afternoon, and were escorted directly to our site, bypassing the office; a nice touch. This is a pet-friendly park, with a small off-leash area provided. Cable TV was acceptable but the “free Wi-Fi” was constrained to the point of being unusable, in addition to being totally unsecured (a definite no-no these days). Back-in sites are fine for smaller rigs, but the majority of the pull-through spots (most of the newer spaces) are exceptionally large, long and well spaced. Stay away from site F187 in the lower level, as an out-of-control landscape irrigation system turns it into a mud puddle each morning.
07/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
We’ve stayed at this campground before and not a lot has changed. We asked for a satellite-friendly site, but that’s almost impossible when the facility is as wooded as this one. We had a good-sized back-in site, since the pull-thru spots are pretty narrow. Power was awful, with voltage dropping on one leg to the point where our EMS dropped out, until I added our booster transformer. It wasn’t like we were trying to run 3 roof air conditioners; the voltage dropped with just the electric water heater on. Cable TV was reasonably good, but park Wi-Fi was essentially unusable. The owners and managers need to understand that making a substandard service free to avoid addressing complaints is a losing strategy these days. People want Wi-Fi to work reliably at reasonable speeds. Unfortunately for us, this is also a weak VZW location. Overall, we got about what we expected, but didn’t really get the value we wanted.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park has continued to upgrade facilities under new (2009?) ownership. All of the short-term sites are on one side of the park, separated from the long-term perm-rigs. The "regular" sites are relatively tight gravel with concrete patios and small strips of grass. The "super" sites aren't any longer but do provide a paved/concrete pad with a slightly larger patio space on the end of each row. Access to some of the "super" sites can be pretty steep; we noted several drag marks. It pays to call ahead and request a satellite-friendly site if that's important to you, as the mature trees throughout the park limit the choices. Cable TV and Wi-Fi worked well, and we were able to get a Verizon signal with no problem. We enjoyed the pet area (which was clear of land mines during our visit). Staff was friendly and helpful, and worked with us to change sites due to utility construction.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is the perfect park to use as a base for exploring Napa Valley. It's convenient, quiet, and well-appointed for this kind of visit. Interior roads are paved and the concrete sites are huge by any standard with plenty of grass space between sites. Utilities are excellent and they've added Wi-Fi. Staff was helpful and friendly, our pets were welcome, and we had no issue getting satellite and Verizon signals. Rate reflects Good Sam discount. The only down-side could be the small number of sites (we made our reservation well in advance), although we were told they hope to double the number of sites by removing some of the barn/stable areas in the future.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
As others have mentioned, this park is essentially a large gravel/crushed rock area with hookups. Although it clearly gets crowded during events, it's a great stop otherwise. It's far enough from US-101 that there's no road noise, yet still convenient to shopping or as a base for exploring Sonoma. Hopefully, they'll expand the number of 50A sites over time, as they are a small percentage of those available and it does get hot here (larger rigs will need 50A for A/C). Staff was helpful and friendly, our pets were welcome, and we had no issue getting satellite and Verizon signals. Rate reflects Good Sam discount.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a park with a split personality. The sites along the bluff are nice (even if they're a little tight), but the ones back by the road, especially south of the office, are full of perm-rigs, often in very poor shape with piles of junk strewn all around. The park appeared to be generally clean during our visit, and we found all utilities working, including the Cable TV and Wi-Fi. The park is essentially all paved, roads and sites, with a greenbelt on the north side and a gravel walk along the bluff. The walk is actually open to the public, so you do have some interesting "locals" wandering outside your windows at times. One big plus is that they allow vehicle washing, which is needed to clear away the deposits from being this close to the ocean. It's also a convenient walk to local shopping, the Post Office, and several restaurants. The rate we were charged was Good Sam; we later found out that they offer a larger discount for Escapees but were told it was too late since discounts had to be processed at check-in. We'll probably stay again if in the area, recognizing that we're paying a significant premium for the location/view.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had originally planned to boon dock in this casino's lot but decided to take advantage of the self-registration RV Park given the high temperatures and the desire for air conditioning. Check-in was simple (pay the automated machine, take a receipt and pick your own spot). We were surprised to see the park relatively full, but found out later that most sites were reserved by a dog handling club for field trials in the area (might want to call ahead on availability). Paved roads and gravel sites were easy to maneuver, and utilities were fine. We were just over nighting so didn't use the Wi-Fi; satellite TV was no issue.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We've stayed at this park before when passing through Sacramento and have always felt safe inside the grounds. There are essentially two separate RV parking areas, one is all paved (basically a parking lot lined off into sites) and is clean but not quite level. The other is a larger gravel lot that's a little bit more "free form"; we prefer this part. All utilities were fine, and park Wi-Fi worked OK.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
While not a "resort" by our definition, this is a nice small park right on the Rogue River. All sites are back-ins (pull-ins in the riverfront row) and there are a limited number of spots that will handle rigs over 40'. All interior roads and sites are packed gravel, and most involve a 90 degree turn, so ability to maneuver is tested. Access to the park is via several miles of relatively narrow roads, but we had no issues with our 45' rig plus toad, even given the ongoing construction (utilities). Staff is very friendly and helpful, and focused on site/utility upgrades each summer (water service upgraded in 2010). We didn't use the Wi-Fi or cable, but were told they were working fine.
10/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Even though we had reservations, we almost bypassed this park when we saw all the trashy perm-rigs surrounding the office, but we persevered. All interior roads and sites are sand/gravel and not in the best of shape, with narrow strips of grass between sites. The park was advertised in the Escapees directory as a discount park, but wouldn't honor any memberships (found out later that they had requested to be dropped but it wasn't processed yet). Once we were past the office, the park opens up into a couple of loops with mostly back-in (a handful of pull-thrus mixed in) full hook-up sites. Most sites were occupied by shorter-term visitors, especially people focused on fishing and crabbing (watch out for the awful smell from the dumpsters). Wi-Fi was operational if not speedy, and we had no issues with utilities. The best part of the park for us was the beach access, right on the other side of a series of low dunes. We'd probably stay here again just for that.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is well-laid out and located right on the Columbia River. Interior roads are all paved and sites are primarily crushed stone. Most sites are back-ins or pull-ins (depending on which end of the rig you want to face the River). Several pull-thrus are located in prime river view territory (extra pricing); there is a 3-acre grass area separating the sites from the river. Most of the spots in the back row(s) seem to be reserved for monthly/seasonal/long-term stays. Several perms-rigs were present with the accompanying RV-site-as-storage-lot look, but things were generally neat for the most part. Most sites are open, so satellite access was not an issue. Park cable and Wi-Fi were reasonable and operational during our stay. Staff is generally friendly, except for one guy who was mowing the same area over and over and chased away people walking dogs. This is one of those parks with lawyer-like rules, and we counted the word "No" more times on signs posted around the park than there are sites, but we (luckily) didn't run afoul of any restrictions. We'd have rated the park higher except for the incessant mowing and the over-the-top rules/signs.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice public facility, located right on the Wenatchee River. All interior roads and sites are paved and there is room for rigs of all sizes. Park staff are very friendly and helpful. Most sites have full hookups (20-30-50 amp); several overflow dry-camping sites are available at a reduced fee. The sites are mostly back-ins organized as "spokes" off several loops. A small number of pull-thrus are set up near the overflow parking area. The park is heavily treed, so satellite options are few (we heard site 34 worked but aren't sure). The park provides Wi-Fi but it was intermittent during our stay due to technical issues with their ISP. We had a good Verizon signal. Dogs are allowed, and although there isn't a fenced-in off-leash area, there was ample room to walk them along the frontage road away from other campers.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a newer, well-laid out park close to the some of the various wine tasting rooms in Prosser. The Park is on a frontage road off I-82 with a commercial fueling facility out front, so there is some road and traffic noise. All interior roads are paved and sites are either gravel or concrete/gravel (concrete aprons) and two concrete strips for wheels with gravel in between. Sites are mostly pull-throughs that are well-spaced with grassy areas between and many (but not all for some reason) have picnic tables. There are some young trees that are improperly placed too close to the parking pads, and power and water poles are too close for some slideouts. The nicer sites appear to be near the front and subject to more road noise. There are numerous (20%?) perma-rigs in long-term spots but most seem to be reasonably well maintained (although a couple look like they have been abandoned with flat tires and broken windows). The Park is very open and we had no issue with satellite access for TV and Internet. Park Wi-Fi is stable and relatively quick, and Verizon coverage is strong. There is a horse farm next door that sometimes is upwind. Staff are friendly and helpful, although they didn't pick up on a duplicate reservation and almost charged us 2x on the deposit. Rate shown reflects Escapees discount, which is larger than Good Sam.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice, safe park, even if it is on the "wrong side of the tracks" in Walla Walla. The Park is separated into two sections, strangely with the local Humane Society's facility separating them. The east side has gravel roads and sites and a tenting area, while the west side has been upgraded with paved roads and sites with concrete patios. All sites are back-ins, although inside sites are "back-to-back" and could be used as a supersized pull-through if nobody was behind. Sites are well-spaced with grass, and each site has ample parking for another vehicle. Quite a few of the sites are perma-rigs occupied by long-term residents, but the Park requires them to be kept clean and free of most junk. The Park is very open and we had no problems with satellite for TV and Internet. Verizon coverage was good and Park Wi-Fi was stable and relatively fast. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the Park was very quiet with no road, train or plane noise (even though relatively close to US12, tracks and the Walla Walla airport). Entry gates are provided (although they weren't closed during our stay and the exit has a pull-up gate. The neighborhood was industrial and a little seedy, but the Park was an oasis.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice, family-run park, and the owners are very accessible and helpful. The park has both shaded and open sites (we chose the latter for satellite TV), and a quiet, laid-back feel (at least until the trains pass by). All interior roads and sites are gravel, and some areas in the back, treed section have some interesting approach angles, but most are easily accessible. Park Wi-Fi was stable and relatively fast. We had an issue with our inverter/charger while there and one of the owners was quick to provide a piece of wire for a bypass. There is a non-producing vineyard toward the front of the Park, which provides an off-leash area for dogs. We visited in mid-September, and that park was 20% full, with several overnighters just passing through. This was a nice stop and we'd stay again, but we did feel that the price (reflecting Good Sam discount) was on the high side.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an older park that's been reasonably well maintained. The gravel interior roads and sites are relatively narrow and treed (a few could use a trim), but we were able to fit our 45' motorhome plus toad in carefully. We were able to get a satellite connection for TV and Park Wi-Fi was stable and reasonably fast. Verizon cell phone coverage was satisfactory. The park is convenient to Glacier NP and set back enough from US-2 that road noise wasn't an issue for us. The park doesn't have a lot of amenities, although the flowers still in bloom in September and the short walk down to the Flathead River were neat surprises. Staff was friendly and helpful and the owner lives on-site during the season.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice, family-run park in a convenient location. We did get some road noise and hear trains in the distance, but the real eye-opener was the sound of planes taking off from the airport up the hill. The park is separated into a treed long-term side and a more open short-term part, about 60% long term. The interior roads are paved in the long-term side and gravel in the short-term; all sites are well-packed gravel. Most of the transient sites are long pull-throughs with wide grass spacing that should handle most large rigs. Wi-Fi was stable and relatively fast, and we had a good satellite signal for TV. Most sites require judicious leveling, as they are sloped for drainage. Staff (owners) are very friendly and helpful. Rate reflects Good Sam discount.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is a hidden gem right on Belle Fourche Reservoir, about 10 miles east of town. Recently upgraded by the South Dakota State Park system, it now features all paved interior roads and 85' x 15' gravel back-in sites that are widely spaced with grassy areas. All sites have 20/30/50A power and there is a new dump station with separate potable water near the entrance. Roughly half of the sites back up to the reservoir. There is a large playground. A separate boat launch site is available. Sites are $16/night, but the park entrance fee ($4/person, $6/vehicle or $28/year) is extra.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an older KOA which has won a lot of awards and has newer infrastructure (power pedestals, sewer connections, water lines) but appears a bit outdated in terms of layout. Interior roads and sites are all gravel and fairly narrow, with close spacing and lots of tree branches that could use trimming. There are very few spots that are satellite-friendly. It's popular with vacationers touring the nearby Badlands National Park, and there were relatively few perma-rigs present. The pool is large and popular. Given the hot weather, we did have some issues with power voltage drops; we were not able to run all of our A/C units at the same time on 50A power. Park Wi-Fi was reasonably stable although not particularly speedy. Verizon service was non-existent in the Park (staff warned us about this at check-in) but OK about 1/2 mile away. The rate noted reflects the 10% "KOA Kard" discount. This was a reasonable place to stay for visiting the Badlands, and KOAs are a known quantity so it was a good choice for a first visit to the area, but not the best value.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park provided a reasonably good base for us to access Rapid City (driver's license renewal) and the Black Hills tourist areas. There are 140 mostly pull-through sites and a dozen or so cabins plus a tenting area. As others have noted, there is some road noise (SD-79 is a pretty good road but they have cut lateral grooves in the concrete that "sing") and the park is very open with few trees. We had a good satellite signal for both TV and Internet, and a reasonable Verizon signal. The interior roads and sites are all gravel, with reasonable site separation done in grass (mostly brown in the late summer). WiFi was passable, with a couple of dropouts during our two-week stay. Staff was generally friendly and helpful, and facilities (washrooms, laundry, pool) all seemed in working order and properly cleaned. The park was 1/3 to 1/2 full during our stay, and there were several perma-rigs in the northern (downhill) section of the park, in varying states of repair and neatness. There was some dust from the fast traffic (neither long-term residents nor staff in golf carts seem to observe the speed limit) and many sites were quite soft with jacks making 4-6" deep impressions (our air-leveled coach settled some each day, requiring satellite realignment every few days). The rate noted reflects an Escapees 50% discount. As others have noted, rates seem to vary with site size; we were in a shorter pull-through (about 48' with a 45' coach) based on the discount rate, but they didn't put anyone next to us so the toad had a space to itself. Overall, this was a good value Park.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice medium-sized park in a good location. The park is set back from the road to reduce traffic noise, and has few perma-rigs. The interior roads are paved in a loop that encompasses most of the back-in sites. There is one long pull-through site (#43). All sites appeared to be FHU. The friendly owners are on-site and he is a master at directing people into their spaces (more than just a site "escort"). All sites are well-packed gravel with reasonable spacing of grass patches. About 60-70% of the sites will accommodate rigs to 45'. Most of the sites on the eastern side of the park should be satellite-friendly; park Wi-Fi was reasonable fast and mostly stable. Cell service was strong. The park include a large pool, a game room for the kids (didn't see that many kids on our visit) and adequate laundry facilities. We didn't experience any issues with our pets as others have noted; we used the dog run to the rear of the park and walked the loop for exercise twice a day and staff was uniformly accepting of our dogs (of course, we always pick up as well). While we were here, one rig pulled in late in the evening because they were turned away at another park (40 pound dog weight limit), and they were welcomed here. Rate noted is standard peak-season price.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a large property with both wooded and open sites, including several large designated tenting areas and a string of rental cabins. Interior roads and sites are well-maintained gravel, which does generate a bit of dust during dry spells. The wooded sites are generally back-ins, and the open sites are a mix of back-in and long (70'+) pull-through sites; all should accommodate rigs to 45'. There is a good-sized and active swimming pool and a pavilion available for rental for group events. Given the proximity to Cooperstown (think the park is actually in Milford) and various sports camps in the area, this park is popular with families spending time with kids involved in baseball activities. All of the sites in the open area should be satellite-friendly. Park Wi-Fi was strong and stable, and cell service was good. Although there isn't a designated dog run, we were able to exercise our two dogs by walking the various park roads as needed.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a large park hosting primarily seasonal rentals, with a separate section for "overnight" short-term stays. This area has been expanded over the last few years to now include roughly 50/50 pull-through and back-in sites, as well as several designated tenting spots. All of the short-term pull-through sites and a few of the back-ins should accommodate rigs to 45'. As with most KOAs, there are also "Kabins" for rent. Interior roads are a combination of paved (near the office) and well-packed gravel. Sites are well-spaced and grassy with packed gravel for parking. The gravel is very narrow in most cases, barely wide enough for a rig to park on, and entry/exit aprons are poorly formed, so most sites have chewed up grass near the road. We visited during a somewhat wet period, so there were muddy tire tracks all over the place; one motorhome was put in a grass space and appeared to get stuck trying to get out. The back-ins are 90-degree spaces, so most people (except the smallest of travel trailers) had difficulty parking and generated more chewed up grass in the process. Very few of the short-term sites are satellite-friendly, as the area is full of mature trees. Park Wi-Fi was strong and stable. We used the dog run towards the rear of the short-term area, and had no issues with our pets. Some low branches were evident, so maintenance may be cut back.
07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a large park that has recently undergone minor renovation, specifically in the pull-through sites along the eastern edge. These have all been upgraded to 50 amp full hookup pull-throughs, and the work isn't yet complete as the sites weren't numbered and the whole area is just grass, so site-to-site "boundaries" are difficult to judge. Several areas were still pretty soft ground, particularly where utility trenches were cut. Most of the rest of the park is shaded; the new section is open and satellite-friendly. Other than the new section, interior roads are paved or well-packed gravel and sites are well-spaced gravel, some with paved patio areas. We didn't experience power issues as previously posted, but could see how an argument might happen. Park Wi-Fi was too weak to even connect. There isn't a specific dog run, but we had no issues with our pets.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a nice, quiet state park with exceptionally large sites. The paved interior roads loop around the back-in, gravel sites of various sizes. Roughly 30-40% of the sites will accommodate rigs to 45', and 29 of the 79 available sites are available for reservation online. Roughly half of the sites are level; the remainder would be a challenge for most RVs to level. All sites have electric service, with about 20% spread throughout having 50 amp circuits. The park hosts are friendly and helpful, and there is a large play area for kids. Water is available from spigots placed between a few sites, and at the two-lane dump station up the hill in the tent area. Very few sites are satellite-friendly in this grove of old elm trees, and cell service (Verizon) was almost non-existent. There isn't a specific dog run, but we had no issues with our pets. As with many state facilities, maintenance is lacking in some areas, particularly in the bath houses and trimming of tree limbs; we scraped unavoidable branches several times on the way in and out. When a cowboy maintenance worker did come through to mow, he covered the side of most rigs with grass clippings. The cost noted includes the non-refundable online reservation fee.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a small and relatively new (4 years) park set in a very level area. The interior roads and sites (all generous 50 amp FHU pull-through sites) are well-packed gravel, which does lead to a bit of dust in dry times. The campground owner (a motorhome owner as well) is supported by several work-campers, and the park is well maintained. Office hours are split between mornings and late-afternoon/early-evening, but there's always someone around to direct you to a site if the office is closed. Bathroom/shower and laundry facilities are well done in tile and very clean. There is a small playground for kids (curiously located next to the dump station). Sites in the center and north rows are satellite-friendly and cell service was strong. Park Wi-Fi was non-existent. There isn't a specific dog run, but we had no issues with our pets.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park appears to be a little-known gem, based on the few people using it when we visited mid-summer. Over 100 large, well-spaced sites are available, with about 40% under reservation and the remainder first-come-first-served. All sites have 20/30/50 amp electric service and water is available from spigots placed throughout the park and at the two-lane dump station. Most are level, well-packed gravel back-ins. One row is all 80'+ paved FHU pull-throughs. Many of the back-in sites are right on Blue Lake, a remnant oxbow from the nearby Missouri River. The park includes information on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and a new Visitor's Center and display area should be open in 2011. There isn't a specific dog run, but we had no issues with our pets. The cost noted includes the non-refundable online reservation fee.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice enough park (pricey, even by KOA standards) in the middle of pretty country (or not near anything, depending on your point-of-view). In this area, it's really the only game in town. Access to the park is via winding back roads with low tree limbs and a challenging narrow bridge with 90 turns at each end. The park itself occupies a large hill with sites spread out all over it. There are a lot of family activities, and the "Kabins" get a lot of use on weekends. While we were here, all the interior gravel roads were top-coated with what appeared to be ground up waste asphalt from a road construction project; not sure I'd call them "paved", but "improved" might work. Pull-through sites are large and reasonably spaced. Back-in sites can be small and several are tucked away deep in the trees. We were able to get satellite reception with no problems, although some sites are blocked by trees. Staff are friendly and helpful and the park is well maintained. The store, cafe, and activities are good since the park is relatively isolated. Roughly equidistant from Lancaster, Reading, Philadelphia, and Wilmington (30-60 minutes each), there is a lot to do and see in the area (don't miss the mushrooms in Kennett Square), and this makes a reasonable base.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is OK but not a great value for the in-season dollar; it doesn't seem to be up to usual KOA standards, although some maintenance on the gravel interior roads and pull-through sites seems to have been done recently. We noted some new power pedestals as well, so electrical systems might have been recently updated. Clearly, more needs to be done to bring this park up to standard. The jets fly from Oceano NAS 8AM-midnight, but locals shrug that off as "the sound of freedom" (they sell "I Love Jet Noise" bumper stickers). We were just here for an overnight, so we didn't really explore the park. The pull-through sites just west of the office were heavily treed and we had to ask for a different site to get satellite reception. The pull-through we had was barely large enough for our motorhome and toad parked cross-wise in front (these are pull-through sites in the sense that you can pull in and then pull out, not spaces where you can leave a toad or trailer hooked up). Staff was generally friendly although some seemed to be in training (difficulty setting up our site and more trouble changing it), and we noticed several other arrivals changing sites during our stay. Wi-Fi is available per their web site but we didn't have a chance to try it.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is an excellent base for exploring the area on a budget, as it's low on frills but a good value for the money. Don't be concerned about the flea market out front, as it's well-separated from the RV park. Seasonal and long-term "perma-rigs" seem well separated from the short-term sites. Paved interior roads are in good shape and easy to maneuver, and our gravel pull-through was over 100' long and about 40' wide: plenty of space. Some sites have trees, so ask at the office about satellite reception when you check in. Staff were friendly and helpful. The park is set back enough to avoid road noise, although you can hear train traffic on the other side of US-1. There is a dog walk (not fenced in) along the front edge of the park.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very upscale oasis in the heart of New Orleans, just a few blocks away from the French Quarter (+) and I-10 (-). All facilities are in excellent shape, with paved interior roads and large sites done in paving bricks with grass in between. All sites are back-ins but there is plenty of room to maneuver even the largest rigs. Other than the large billboard pole in the center of the campground, there's nothing to block satellite reception, although cable TV and Wi-Fi are provided. Staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful, and security is provided 24/7. Their business model involves selling sites (owner-improved) and then providing rentals. Although it's not clear how many they have sold, we did see some "patio not for use of renters" type signs. Rates vary by weekday/weekend, and spike greatly during special events.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the original Escapees park, and it's segmented into several different areas as expansion happened over time. Escapees members may enjoy touring the mail service and assisted living centers, and assistance in changing residency/domicile is available. Short-term sites are available near the office (some road noise from TX-146), and toward the center of the park. Interior gravel roads are in good shape and sites are gravel with sparse grass between them. All areas of the park seem accessible to large rigs. Wi-Fi is available for a fee. Our total cost with electricity (separate) was just over $18/night; we ran A/Cs as it was warm and muggy.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park was a pleasant surprise. Even though it's close to downtown and surrounded by a somewhat seedy neighborhood, the park facilities and staff were top notch. The pull-through sites are long and easy to maneuver. Wi-Fi codes were free, which was good since trees block satellite reception from many of the sites. Interior paved roads were in good shape with room to make corners for large rigs, although tree limbs may need trimming at the far end of the park's loop. Make sure you follow the park's directions and avoid access via Southcross Blvd unless you have a small travel trailer, as the railroad tracks have a severe grade. Access to the local bus line is a great deal for getting to Riverwalk, and getting to the freeways for Sea World and other locations is close.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park has gone through several renovations over the last couple of years. Most of the short-term sites to the right (south) side of the office have been rebuilt with packed gravel pads and concrete patio areas. Several "premium" sites have been added as well. The section of the park to the left (north) of the office is still packed with seasonals and "perma-rigs". All interior roads are paved and the majority of the sites are treed in (tree limbs are trimmed to prevent accidents). If you need satellite access, be sure to mention that at reservation time. Office staff is uniformly friendly, cable TV and Wi-Fi are included, and the park remains pet-friendly with a fenced dog run next to the playground. Access can be tight for large rigs, but we have always been able to maneuver our 45' coach into place carefully, even if there's little room left for the toad. Pricey, though, especially if you aren't using a lot of park facilities.
01/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had a layover in Florida during a cross-country trip and chose this park. An older park, it was convenient with paved interior roads and paved sites with grass ("Florida grass", but green) areas between. The park has a mix of RV spaces and mobile homes. We visited in the "off season" so didn't have any of the noise issues others have noted from the nightclub across the street. Our first assigned site had no water, but we were easily moved to another. We visited during a cold snap, and staff was scrambling to keep pipes from freezing.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is located on a bluff right next to the sand dunes. Most sites are on the upper level, which can get exposed to wind and blowing sand. Most of the 30/50 amp, full-service sites will accommodate big rigs and are satellite-friendly. There is a separate section for long-term (monthly+) stays, and there are a number of permanent rigs in this area. The sites are a mix of back-in and pull-through. Many of the short-term sites on the upper level are sloped in a way that makes leveling difficult without boards or pads. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park has undergone a renovation in the last two years, with all of the short-term sites being upgraded to packed gravel pads with concrete patios and grass between the sites. All are 30/50 amp full-service sites with a good mix of back-in and pull-throughs, on paved interior roads. The pull-throughs at the south end of the park are long enough for large combinations, while the other sites have tighter access roads and shorter lengths (we had one of the latter and it was a tight fit for a 45' rig and toad to fit without encroaching into the road). They have thinned the trees as part of the renovation, and perhaps 25% of the sites are satellite-friendly. Wi-Fi is available for a fee. There are still a lot of permanent rigs in the north half of the park, and the moles still rule the large grassy tent and dry-camping area.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This little gem of a park is located right off the Silverado trail in the city of Napa. All of the widely-spaced sites have over sized concrete pads and have 30/50 amp full-service utilities. Half of the sites are back-in and half are pull-through. Most are satellite-friendly and all will accommodate big rigs.
06/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
All-gravel park close to the Alaska Highway just south of Whitehorse. Sites are all set up at 90 degrees to the access roads and difficult to access for big rigs if others' tow vehicles are parked in the way. Seriously low voltage brought out the attitude of the office staff ("our electrician says 103 volts is normal; you can feel free to leave if you don't like it"). Would have rated "1", but on-site fuel (propane, gas and diesel) and a coin-operated car/RV wash are convenient.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This ownership park was recently turned over to the lot owners for management, and is well run. The facilities are being maintained (expect to hear mowers and blowers most weekdays) and rental rates have dropped. They've added a bit of flexibility (site amenities are available to short-term guests for a small fee), and the back-in sites are well-laid out. There are a mix of basic sites (wide concrete pad with full hookups) and improved sites (added amenities like landscaping and patio equipment). Many sites are used by their owners full-time, or to store coaches, cars, golf carts, etc., and aren't involved in the rental program. There are five pool/spa facilities plus a clubhouse and putting course. The park is generally quiet, although noise from the nearby airport can be heard at times. Most sites are satellite-friendly and free Wi-Fi is available.
10/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park has multiple levels of site amenities ranging from gravel to concrete, on two levels just off Highway 46. The upper level has more road noise. The lower level is more sheltered from noise and wind. All sites are full-service, and all interior roads are paved, although some corners are very tight. Most sites will accommodate big rigs, although some pads have very sharp approach angles that could cause bottoming out. There are two dog runs but the park is definitely not pet-friendly (you're apparently supposed to drive or carry pets to the fenced areas, as they're not allowed anywhere else). Each site has a grass strip, but you're not allowed to touch the grass or put anything on it, either. Rules were written by a lawyer and are pretty onerous. Friendly office staff, but definitely got a vibe of "we're doing you a favor by letting you stay here". Wi-Fi is available for a fee. Way over-priced.
09/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
This family-run campground has seen better days and was for sale when we visited. The all back-in, paved, 30 amp full-service sites are accessed up a steep and winding paved interior road that's sorely in need of maintenance. Trees need trimming both on the access road and the sites; the owner refused to trim pine branches that were digging into the side of our rig. There is an extra fee for everything from pets to rest room keys. Most of the sites accommodate big rigs and over half appear to be satellite-friendly.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park has two sections: a large paved lot with a mix of 30 amp and 50 amp full-service sites, and a large gravel lot closer to the fairgrounds and stables, also with full-service sites. Site spacing is very tight (difficult to deploy slide-outs and have room for the toad parked next to the rig). In the paved lot, most sites are sloped enough so that leveling could be an issue. Mostly satellite-friendly.
08/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This older park is heavily treed with narrow paved interior roads leading to mostly back-in sites. All sites are paved and well-spaced. Many sites are capable of handling big rigs if you're adept at getting into tight spaces, although most sites are limited to 30 amp electric (some of the pull-throughs are 50 amp). Free Wi-Fi and cable TV worked well. On our visit, serious tree trimming was needed, starting at the check-in area (we scraped branches pulling into one of the two registration lanes). Branches were sticking out into all the access roads, and we had to reposition our rig on our site to be able to activate the slides.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a linear full-service park with back-in sites located in the front near the office, and a series of pull-throughs further back. The center road is paved and the well-spaced sites are gravel with grass between the pull-throughs. Most sites will accommodate big rigs. Stay further to the back to avoid highway noise from US-101. There are several horse farms to the north side.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice family-run park located right along the Trans-Canada Highway 16. Interior roads and sites are all gravel, and all sites are full-service back-ins with 30 amp electric. Some sites are satellite-friendly. The park is linear, with all sites at right angles off the single two-way access road. It's located right on the Bulkley River, and walking trails along the water lead into Telkwa proper. There is a train line across the river, so road and rail noise is present, but not overbearing. The owners live on-site and are super friendly and helpful. There's also a free car/rig wash on site.
08/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is an older park with all-gravel interior roads and sites, located right along the tourist railway (daytime trains only). Most sites are tight and short, and positioned at right angles to the interior roads. Our big rig stuck out pretty far into the road, and we were unable to park our toad on-site. With slides deployed, we were very close to the overall site width. Most sites have 30 amp power, but a limited number of 50 amp sites are available (reserved for caravans?). Many sites are occupied by perma-rigs, with several of these being in very poor condition (think blue tarps and duct tape).
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Large full-service park just outside Dawson City, with all-gravel interior roads and sites. Most sites are back-ins that are large enough for big rigs of all types. 50 amp power is available, and there is free Wi-Fi and a coin-operated car/rig wash station. Friendly and helpful office staff.
07/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is basically a big gravel pit with a limited number of back-in and pull-through electric-only sites. Water and dump are available for a steep fee . Don't be fooled by the 2-for-1 coupon in the TourSaver, as that's only available for 20 amp electric sites. 30 amp electric is available for a larger fee. Office staff is friendly and helpful; we needed a tow bar pin and they dug one up for us gratis.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a level, open park with mostly long pull-through sites. 50 amp power is available and the park is very big rig-friendly. It's a little out of the way but generally quiet. It's popular with caravans, but we were able to get in without reservations. Free Wi-Fi.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
All-gravel interior roads and sites with a mix of pull-through and back-in sites. Tight for big rigs, which will only fit in the pull-throughs. Electric (30 amp) and water sites are available, and a dump station is located behind the office. The overall terrain slopes up away from the road, so leveling can be an adventure. Friendly and helpful office staff. Popular with caravans, but we were able to get two big rigs without reservations in for several days to do Denali. Free Wi-Fi.
07/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
City-owned but privately-run, this park offers dry camping in either a heavily-wooded area of mostly back-in sites, or the open parking lot by the boat launch. Most of the back-ins are relatively short, but are well-spaced. The boat launch parking area is more free-form and suitable for big rigs. The place fills up during the Moose Dropping Festival, but was almost empty when we were there a week later.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is essentially an all-gravel lot for dry camping right near the deep-water marina and the "fishing hole" on the Homer Spit. It's city-run and has a fish-cleaning station and an inexpensive dump station with potable water available. The city has another similar setup off the Spit near the Post Office. Many sites are separated by old railroad ties and are about 30' wide. "Beachfront" sites aren't lined off and are more appropriate for big rigs.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
When all of the RV sites along the city's waterfront are full, they open up one of the softball fields. Everything is dry camping on level gravel, and parking is somewhat flexible so big rigs can shoehorn in. There is an inexpensive city-run dump station and water fill located nearby. Sites are first-come, first-served and can be "saved" once paid for. We were there over Independence Day and almost missed out on a space when we arrived on July 1.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an older park with a combination of pull-through and back-in sites. All interior roads and sites are gravel. There are several satellite-friendly big-rig sites located near the park entrance, although power is limited to 30 amps.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This heavily-treed park is set up as a series of loops off the access road, with all of the pull-through sites set between the inner and outer loop roads. All roads and sites are well-maintained gravel. Access to sites varies based on the trees, so some are tight and others are easy. All sites are large enough for big rigs, although power is limited to 30 amps.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We opted for full hookups on this visit to Banff. Although this part of the park is heavily-treed, we asked for and received a satellite-friendly space. Interior roads are paved (pretty poor shape) and sites are gravel "parallel parking" or shallow loops. Many sites are set up for two rigs to share a loop. Big rigs are accommodated, although power is limited to 30 amps.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed one night at this campground as we were transiting the park from Kelowna toward Calgary. We were given a nice open spot in the electric-only section, "Village II". Although the layout was a bit confusing (it seemed like "parallel parking" on the "wrong side of the street" for us Yanks), we were able to get parked and hooked up with no problems. Interior roads and spaces were all paved in this area, with paving repairs to some areas under way. Since the sites aren't lined out, the spacing is a little dynamic, but big rigs are certainly handled, although power is limited to 30 amps. We had a nice view of Tunnel Mountain, and were able to get TV and Internet via satellite.
05/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a small (24 space) park conveniently located along the main highway through Westbank. Each of the gravel back-in sites is located off the center paved road, and all are full-hookups with 20/30/50 Amp power pedestals. The owner is often on-site working on projects and landscaping, and runs a very laid-back park. About 30% of the sites were occupied by long-term rigs when we visited. We were a little surprised when the tab was higher than expected (C$40 advertised daily rate turned into C$45/day on a weekly at checkout), but more questions up-front would have cleared that up. Try to get a site on the right facing the park from the street; there's a Card-Lock truck fueling station to the left.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a "destination park" for the most part, with the pool fed by the hot springs being the focal point. Prices have increased quite a bit over the last few years (C$55 for deluxe sites, C$10 to use the pool). The RV park is accessed by a narrow road with one hairpin turn. The interior roads are paved and in good condition. Sites are " unserviced ", "standard", and "deluxe", and there is a huge difference. Unserviced sites are generally tucked into the woods with gravel access over some steep terrain. Standard sites are gravel with paved access, with some steep access points. Deluxe sites are all paved (access and site) with a paved patio for the picnic table and lots of grass between the sites. All of the deluxe sites are full service (E/W/S), and 70% are 20/30/50 amp (the remainder are 20/30 amp). Standalone tenting is not allowed, but tents can be pitched on an RV-occupied site as expansion room. Washrooms and laundry are clean, centrally located, and possibly a bit undersized if the RV park had been full. Satellite access is possible from the row of sites closest to the footbridge to the pool. We didn't run into any hotel vs. RV bias; staff and other guests were uniformly helpful and friendly.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Small and generally quiet park with a good mix of pull-thru and back-in sites; few perma-rigs. Convenient to US-93 arriving from the south; 20 minutes to Twin Falls proper. Paved interior roads and generally level gravel sites. Sites are closely spaced and the gravel portion is not much wider than the rig with grass and small trees between sites. We were unable to open one of our front slides due to the small tree being too close. Nice pet-friendly area.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Mixed RV and mobile home park with many perma-rigs. Paved interior roads and gravel sites with excellent site spacing. Many of the permanent sites are heavily treed, and the transient area is generally open. Marginal satellite signal (DirecTV yes, Hughes no) due to treed area being in the site line.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Heavily-treed park with quite a few perma-rigs. Paved interior roads with gravel sites. Long pull-thrus with excellent site spacing for transients. The gravel for the site parking is barely wider than the rig, with tight turns into and out of the site without driving on the grass. It was early in the season when we stayed, and most trees along the roads and between the sites needed branches trimmed, as several scraped the rig on the way in. Most 50-amp sites had new power pedestals. Site hookups placed very close to the rear of pull-thrus, potentially requiring unhooking of toad or extension cords and hoses.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is located on a rise south of Santa Fe, and offers a convenient location for getting around the area. It’s a 15 minute drive to The Plaza, and access to I-25 is easy. The park has well-packed gravel sites and interior roads, and there is plenty of room for big rigs. Everything seems satellite-friendly, and all sites offer full hookups. There are a few long-term sites but most of the park was dedicated to travelers on short-term stays. Staff is friendly and helpful, and we didn’t find things bogged down with onerous rules and restrictions.
09/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This large ownership-oriented resort is located several miles northeast of Show Low. The vast majority of the 500+ sites are populated with park models, with a few motorhomes and fifth wheels mixed in. All interior roads are paved, with only a few sharp, tight corners. Only one small section of the resort is currently used for “transient” short-term RV stays. These satellite-friendly full hook-up (water, electric, sewer, cable) sites are about 35’ x 60’ with an 8’ x 16’ concrete patio, but you lose a lot of the patio side because your neighbor behind you uses your patio to get to their site as a pull-through. This is definitely strange, as these should all be back-in sites. The short-term sites are relatively far from the main facilities, and several hundred yards away from the fenced-in dog run. All of the short-term sites are gravel covered with a thin layer of lava rock. Our visit followed a rainy spell and our rig sank 5-6 inches into the ground when we parked. Maintenance of the short-term sites is spotty, with severely cracked patios and broken sewer line covers in evidence. We were told the open sewer lines would be fixed the next business day, but they were still broken over a week later, and we experienced severe drifting odors several times during our stay. The site owners are generally friendly, but short-term visitors tend to be a little isolated.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground is within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, overseen by the National Park Service (with associated access fees just to get into the area). Many of the services in the NRA are outsourced to Aramark, including the campground. The sites are exceptionally good, with all paved interior roads and large concrete pads. Each site has a fire ring and a charcoal grill. The campground is located up the hill from the boat launch area and lake, and the views are great. Loop D is the newest section and the trees between sites will take many more years to mature, but do provide some shade. Sites are a mix of back-ins (along the outside of the loop) and pull-throughs in the middle. All sites are angled nicely to the roads, and access is smooth and easy. Pull-throughs are side-by-side facing opposite directions, but don’t share pedestals (there are separate hookups on each end of the island between rigs. The sites are quite wide although “patio” areas (all fine gravel) are shared in the pull-throughs as well. Request a site facing north if you want afternoon shade on the patio. The park is more expensive than the one in town, so you need to carefully assess the benefits of the location and amenities.
04/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a relatively new park located just south of Memphis. All sites are close to level, interior roads are all paved, and each site has a concrete pad with a picnic table. Back-in sites ring the perimeter and pull-thrus are along the interior roads. All sites are angled for easy access. The park is set back from the road, although some noise from planes and trains was heard. Staff was friendly and efficient.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This older park is about as convenient as you’ll find to Philadelphia. It’s half a mile from the highway (I-295), with easier access going northbound than southbound. There are two distinct sets of sites, smaller 90 degree ones close to the office and larger angled pull-thrus set further back, with a nice duck pond in between. Interior roads are paved and sites are gravel. Staff was friendly.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is conveniently located near Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods Park and Manitou Springs. Interior roads are all paved and the mostly-shaded sites are either gravel, dirt, or a combination. This is a popular park for families with children when school is out, and there are ample recreation activities (game room, pool). Pets are welcome but folding pens are not. Most sites will not be satellite-friendly. There are sites of various different sizes, with the majority being smaller ones that would handle rigs up to 30-35’. Sites are relatively close together; our patio awning and the neighbor’s window awning almost touched. Some sites won’t have room for a rig and separate vehicle; parking spots for cars and trucks are sprinkled throughout. Very few sites are pull-through, and most sites will be difficult for leveling. We had a site near, but not immediately adjacent to, the road but did not notice much in the way of traffic noise. Prices are surprisingly high, and probably reflect the scarcity of good choices in the area. Access to the park is via Colorado Ave (parallel to US-24), making an immediate right through the gate to the registration area. We only had interaction with the staff upon registration, and they were friendly enough.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is several miles north of Durango on US-550. Getting to the park from the south required a trip through Durango itself, but US-500 is a wide 4-lane road with no challenges for big rigs. Access to the park is relatively easy, as it is identified by a large sign at the road. From the south, there is no left turn lane and traffic can be heavy at times, so caution is needed. Check-in was efficient and staff is quite friendly and accommodating (most are work-campers). At all but the busiest of times, site escorts meet incoming traffic and bring rigs with reservations directly to their site without needing to go in the office first. This park was built in several sections. All interior roads are gravel and sites are gravel or rock, with varying sizes available. The area behind the office is all smaller, shaded sites with a mixture of angled pull-thrus and back-ins in the 20-35’ range. The area in the front/right is newer with better satellite access and larger spaces handling big rigs in a combination of angled pull-thrus and back-ins. The newest area, to the front/left, is large, well-spaced right-angle pull-thrus with a crushed rock base. Throughout the park, most sites share hook-ups with a neighbor, so patios rarely have to look at the neighbor’s connections. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the park. The park owners have recently fenced and mowed a large (1 acre+) field adjacent to the highway for use as an excellent dog run.
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