Having read negative reviews, we reluctantly booked a night at the Fairfax KOA in Pomona. We'd been traveling for 7 weeks across county, and we had no other choices in that area. I appreciate RV Reviews and often share my opinion. This would not be a return engagement for us. As others have said. And so I repeat, this RV Park is like a parking lot off an expressway. Nothing appealing, relaxing or welcoming. Staff very busy. Waited 10 minutes in back of 5 other people so I could pay for a quart of milk for our departure. One person was behind the counter and she was on the phone, not capable of multi-tasking. I gave up on the milk idea. As with most KOAs, they advertise Wi-Fi, but it's not available at the time the traveler arrives. As we become seasoned travelers, we avoid KOA when possible. Reasons, much higher prices, nothing added with the exception of a small general store, likely no Wi-Fi, and staff isn't as welcoming as independent RV Parks. Perhaps along the way, someone affiliated with KOA will read enough negative reviews, and step in and hire people who can manage phones and customers, clean the place up, get Wi-Fi up and running, and make it a welcome place for travelers. As for us, we won't stay at this RV Park again.
We found this RV park by chance while driving through Arizona. Don't miss this one for an over night stay. It's primarily a very nice upscale mobile home resort. Staff friendly, residents welcoming. Mobile homes are exceptionally nice. Nice for walking around park; safe, clean and pleasant. Don't expect extras though, it's mainly a residential community that welcomes travelers. We have Valley of the Sun tagged for future trips through Arizona
This is a great place especially on the weekends when this KOA RV park turns into more of a resort. The only down side for us was the lack of Wi-Fi that was not working. We needed our computer, otherwise, we'd have stayed longer than one night. Check with management if you need Wi-Fi. The "Missouri" managers are friendly and helpful, and this park is on the Colorado River. Facilities are clean and it has a large center with many added features like game room. We paid a premium for a site on the river. Well worth the price for the enjoyment of watching the water sports, followed by the peacefulness of the river. Wonderful grounds for walking and socializing. Quiet at night, lively, but still peaceful during the day. We'll gladly return.
Concerned for neighborhoods in the W. New Orleans area, we reluctantly decided to stay at the New Orleans West KOA. Much to our pleasure, it was located in a nice area. We were pleased with this RV Park. The family who runs it goes out of their way to welcome their guests. It's clean and comfortable. They add an unusual feature that made our stay great...they take guests to the French Quarter twice daily for no charge. The best part is they drive you in their van through an interesting route in areas we'd never have seen otherwise, and make the ride enjoyable by sharing tidbits along the way. The office/store is worth a shopping trip. We'd stay at New Orleans West KOA again with pleasure. Don't hesitate to stay at this fine RV Park.
Please be aware of this so called Deerwood Inn Madison Campground RV campground and avoid it at all cost. We are on a 2 month trek around the country, and this is by far the worst RV Park we've been to, ever. We were headed to another park close by, but got confused and landed here. I will agree with those who say the lady at the front desk is nice. She is, but the rest is a mess. It's run down, and like other reviews: it's dirty to the point where it needs to be closed down and removed from the city of Madison. It consists of mostly residents who add to the poor conditions of this place. We almost left, but after hooking up, before looking up, we decided to make the best of it. Two of their residents were proudly toting guns. One of the female residents was aiming her gun at the woods, but didn't fire it. I guess you might say, we were in shock, especially since little children were wondering around the area. I told my story to that nice woman at the front desk by phone as we drove away. She was sorry that we didn't enjoy our stay, but said that Northern Florida people often carry guns and use them in the area for hunting and at the shooting range. She seems oblivious to the conditions of her RV park. I agree with one reviewer when he/she says that in the future, they'll avoid Madison Florida all together. Perhaps the city needs to step in, but that's their problem, as we won't return.
As we travel, we very carefully evaluate RV Parks. We rely on other opinions too, and we have not been let down. So when we say Skidaway Island State Park is a 10, we mean it. Pulling into the park the first time, after driving through the upscale and wonderful scenery of this island, we still weren't prepared for the wonder of Skidaway Island State Park. It's truly like being in Savannah without the houses, noise, and sight-seeing trolleys. Each site has it's own seclusion filled with shady trees with hanging moss. We were welcomed by friendly park staff, and we were able to select our own site. We enjoyed our 3 day stay, would return without hesitation. Although, they only have electrical and water at each site, the dump area is easy and close. If you are in the Savannah area, be sure to stay at this great RV Park. If you are traveling by car, drive through, and enjoy. Great for walking too. Staff has good directions for driving into the Historical district of Savannah, about 12 miles away. Be sure to following the scenic route of the two choices given on the driving instruction sheet. Their suggestion to park at the Visitor's Center worked perfectly for us. RVs are welcomed at the Center. We were able to catch the sight-seeing trolley in their parking lot. Great area, great park.
We spent 8 days at Sanlan and found it to be what an RV Park should be. Actually, it's more of a resort than a stop over RV park. It's picturesque, great walking trails through shaded areas around a 27 hole golf course and small lakes. The staff warmly welcomed us, and people working on the grounds were friendly. The laundry and bath facilities were very clean and updated (unlike what has been reviewed previously). On the negative side, this park gets filled quickly for winter months, so check in before arriving to be certain there's an opening. Be aware, they have a rule that is not to be questioned or broken, no matter what. Do not reserve a spot for longer than you plan to stay, because they do not refund for any reason. We had an ant infestation that kept us up at night. Because of this we decided to end our stay, even though we had planned to extend our stay longer. Luckily we only had one night left on before we'd need to reserve more nights. We asked for a refund, and were were abruptly turned down, even when I told them that I'd been asking the office to help us with the ant problem. We were told someone would come and spray several days before we decided to leave, but that didn't happen until the day before we left, after we told them we were leaving early. They apologized and sent someone over to spray, but alas, no refund. Other than that, Sanlan is a lovely spot. We had a charming send-off as we left the park when ak very large lazy alligator was sun bathing by the exit lake. We took pictures, but thankfully he didn't smile or move. We would stay here again, but would search out a spot without ants, and we'd be aware that there are no refunds-ever. This is a great snow-bird second home retreat.
This should be called "Best RV Resort of the lot." Having stayed in many RV parks as we travel across the US, Rancho Sedona is right up there in category 10. The professional staff welcomed us, and constantly asked if we were enjoying our stay. The Resort is wonderful. We arrived on a rainy day, with many apologies from the staff for the rain. However, it cleared up giving us 4 summer days to enjoy our stay. The grounds are shady, the locusts sing, and it's spotlessly clean including laundry and bath facilities. The river sounds stay with us, the location perfect for vacationing in Sedona. It was recommended to us by friends, who upon our return to California, will be taken out for a nice dinner on us for suggesting that we stay here. Short walk to shuttles that take you to downtown Sedona, but if you have walking shoes, it's a short enjoyable stroll. Thank you, Rancho Sedona for making this resort live up to it's brochures.
Having read previous reviews on North Beach Camp Resort, we thought it was likely the best RV site in St. Augustine. I would tend to agree with both the negative and the positive sides of other posted reviews. This RV park is in a great location, easy walk to the ocean, quick drive to St. Augustine. Although reviews and brochures mention the restaurant on the ocean, when we arrived it was closed for renovations. The grounds are well shaded, and easy access, but complicated to find sites because of the one way streets. Staff friendly, but not especially invested in the comfort of their guests. The Wifi does not work properly. Although we got a clear connection, it's our sense that there's a glitch in the system and they have not properly programmed their system so guests can use computers unless they take them to the office area. We were assured they would look at the situation, but did not follow through. I agree with other reviews about bathrooms needing updating, but they were clean...that said, the dryers don't work properly, and we ended up spending $22.00 to do 3 small loads of laundry because they are double priced compared to other RV Parks, and also the dryers don't do their job. One of them would not stop when I opened the door to remove the wet clothing so I could put it in a workable dryer. A staff member walked through and I told her I was struggling to get my clothes out and transferred, and she mentioned that this particular dryer did that. Well, if it does that, why not get it fixed? I also agree that the facility offices as well as the bath facilities need sprucing up as it is looking shabby. Since we needed computer access to plan our travels, we moved on 4 days early. Would I recommend this RV Park? I would because the sites are nice, it's quiet, and close to water, but beware of the computer situation, don't plan to have dinner at the restaurant on the ocean side of the Park in the near future, and bring an abundance of quarters if you plan to do laundry.