Very nice Missouri State park. We had initially reserved site 15 but couldn't get our 32 foot travel trailer into the site due to tight restrictions. A lot of these sites are for smaller rigs, the park was opened in 1939. There is zero over the air TV channels if you want that, and they have not installed Wi-Fi in this park yet. The park is kept very clean including the shower houses, bathrooms and pit latrines.There are some nice hiking and biking trails throughout the park as well as a small fishing lake with canoe rentals. A quick visit to Jamesport 10 miles away is worth it, it is mennonite community with some neat shops and bakeries. A word of caution for travelers off of I 35, it is 28 miles off of the Interstate, but the 2 lane is good state highway.
We make the trip to the smokies annually from Kansas City and we always enjoy our stay at Great Smoky Jellystone. It is located in a remote town about 15 miles outside of the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg. The family owned and operated facility is our favorite place to stay on vacation. They have plenty of activities for the whole family and they go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible!
We stay here annually on our trip out east from Kansas City. It is under new ownership and they are really doing a great job with cleaning the place up a bit. Great check in, pool was great and it is a great stopping place for overnight right off of the interstate. Ask for a site in the back to reduce the road noise a bit. Wi-Fi was strong and all utilities were reliable.
We stay here on our yearly trip to the Smokies, it is very convenient to the interstate, thus making it a great overnight stay for us. The owners are very friendly, the sites are large(we can stay hooked up overnight with a long bed truck and a 32' travel trailer). The camp store is well stocked with supplies and the laundry room and pool were clean. You do hear some highway noise, but for an overnight place to sleep, it is fine.
Not sure about all of the trees that other reviewers are talking about. We stayed in the full hookup loop and there was no shade! It is a nice quiet park, but if you want shade this is not the park for you!!
This is a nice park close to KC. We stayed in site 29 which was at the top of the hill in the campground. Sites are nicely spaced, and the electricity worked fine. There are some nice hiking/biking trails in the park: we chose the 3 mile paved trail, which was a little hilly, but scenic. The park didn't seem like it was open to full capacity for the season yet, as there was no firewood available, and some restrooms were still closed for the winter. We would return.
Our first time at this park and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Shower houses were individual with locking doors. Restrooms were clean and well stocked. Electricity was stable throughout the busy 4th of July weekend. The 4 mile bike/walking trail was easy to moderate and had great shade. The naturalist had many activities during our stay. Camp hosts and rangers patrol often and kept everything very peaceful! No water or sewer but they do have water bibs throughout the park and a nice clean dump station at the exit of the park.
Nice park, would not recommend just for an overnight stay due to the distance from the highway, and two extremely narrow bridges coming from Paducah. The owners are very nice, and the park seems well kept. They have a fenced in area for your dog with an agility course.Site was level, utilities all worked fine. No pool, or store, but they did have ice for sale. My wife checked out the showers and said they were very clean. Very nice sunset view of the Ohio river. Looked like a place to stay if you like to fish or boat in the river.
We stayed here for 6 days on our first official trip with our TT. I cannot say enough good things about this park.The Landry family makes you feel welcome from the second you pull in. They back you in to your site, and make sure you are OK before they leave you. They had movie every night, nice pool, store, game room. Wi-Fi worked great. They had bingo, kareoke, hay rides, and other great activities all of the time!! The utilities and the view of the stream were great. We will definitely visit again when we visit the area.
Park is in very poor condition. Grass and weeds not kept up at all. The ice storm damage from the past winter is very evident. The night we stayed, the tree trimming company used saws late into the night,and then decided to burn a huge 20-25' pile of tree limbs. Woke up the next morning with my brand new truck and trailer covered in ash and soot. After driving 350 miles to my next stop, I unrolled my awning to discover two burn marks in it. After calling the owners to get reimbursed, they stated that they would have to see my awning in person to reimburse me for it. This was not possible due to my travel plans. Also the 30 amp service kept shutting off all night long with nothing more than a fan running in my camper. I am very dissapointed in KOA for letting this go on in one of their parks. I wouldn't stay here ever again, I would sell my camper before staying there again.
Check in was very fast and easy. We were overnighting here in our first ever TT and did not have the correct sewer connector. The camp store was very poorly stocked, forcing me back down the road to my dealer to get one. Park appeared to be clean, but you can hear the truck traffic on I-80 all night long!! We would stay here again just as an over night destination.