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07/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park is OK for a stopover in Nebraska. Expect noise, as it is right off I-80. We had our air conditioning on as it was extremely hot, so that mitigated the noise. There is a stock car race track very close by, although there was no racing the nights we were there. However, that brings up my complaint. We expected to be able to use our Camp Club USA discount, at least for our Wednesday stay, as the restrictions read "Thursday, Friday, Saturday, holidays or during the College World Series." Our stay the one night coincided with none of these, but the manager would not honor the discount, saying that the park would be full with people coming in for the weekend races. The park remained only about half full despite her predictions...we have seen similar complaints on the CCUSA site. We did obtain a 15 percent discount when all was discussed, utilizing a Good Sam card and ID that we were volunteer firefighters. Park itself was OK with clean bathrooms.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We are very happy with this park, and plan to return. It's convenient for us as a stopover between AZ and CO, a trip we make frequently, and is right off of I-40. It's next door to Camping World, and about 6 miles (down a frontage road) to the Route 66 Casino. We've seen some complaints that the sites are gravel, but hey, this is New Mexico high desert! There are trees and good space. The bathrooms are older, but clean. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. No noise issues. The vintage cars/trailers are great...check their website for a virtual tour! Rate reflects Camp Club USA discount.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We tried this campground when we couldn't get a spot at St. Vrain State Park. As previous reviews have stated, the campsites are a little tight in that you can't fit your tow vehicle in the spot, but we were able to park it in the site right next door. The sites are dirt, so we could see that there could be a mud problem if it rained. And yes, there were lots of dead weeds around. The campground was fine, though, with a pleasant host and fairly nice surroundings. There were horses at the fairgrounds and we we could hear them whinnying but they weren't close enough to evoke an odor. The Humane Society is next door but we weren't bothered by noise or any problem there either. We did see HS staff walking and training dogs. We did hear a train, but that's Longmont, not the campground. No sewer hookups, but the dump station is fine. We arrived after hours, and the host confirmed our site over the phone verbally (no requirement to pay ahead of time) and had the site reserved and marked for us upon our arrival. By arriving late we didn't get the code for the bathrooms until the next day. Overall, it's a pleasant alternative to the state park, and it seems to not be very well-known or hugely busy although I imagine it could be heavily used when there is a scheduled event at the fairgrounds.
07/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is a park in a nice setting on Greenfield Lake. It is apparently a former KOA park, with several old KOA signs about the premises. There are lots of trees with dirt-only sites. Bigger rigs might have some difficulty getting into some sites. The office staff was friendly and did inquire about the size of our rig, so they are aware of size limitations of some of the sites. Kids seemed to have a good time with the available lake swimming area. Bathrooms were not the cleanest, but not bad considering the kid-traffic and the expected tracked in sand and dirt from the lake. It is the closest park we could find to the Henry Ford Museum, and there was convenient shopping nearby. Unfortunately, positive comments end there. The campsite was the most disgustingly dirty site we have seen in a long time. There was copious trash left behind from previous campers in the fire ring, rendering the fire ring useless for a campfire, cigarette butts, plastic bottles and bottle tops strewn everywhere nearby, chicken bones and vomit in the dirt. A walk around the campground revealed this our site was not the only dirty one. There was obviously no site-cleanup between campers. The entire campground needed trash pickup and a good raking. We didn't see that requesting a new site would have improved our lot, and didn't notice the extent of the filth until after we had set up. We didn't spend time in the campground and left immediately the next day after our sight-seeing. We would never return here.
07/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
I was surprised seeing a poor review of this campground. We found it to be excellent. Clean, friendly and close to lots of activities. The sites are very large, level and well-spaced, paved with large grassy areas with a fire ring. Immaculate. Bathrooms were great,; dog area was convenient and clean. The dunes are close by, along with Silver Lake, Lake Michigan and lighthouses. Sun, sand and water, couldn't ask for more.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We found this to be a pleasant park, with grass and mature trees. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Our rate reflects a Camp Club USA discount, and an electric/water only site. We had trouble leveling our trailer, and they had no problem moving us when we asked. We still had a little difficulty leveling in the second site, but it was better. As mentioned in a previous review, there is a railroad track adjoining the campground, but it is not used that frequently and appeared to be used for short log trains. They didn't bother us although one did take us by surprise entering the campground one day; no flashing lights/arms extending across the small road, just the loud horn! Last but not least,don't leave Iron Mountain without having some terrific pasties!! We bought some half-baked ones to stick in the freezer.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are tight quarters in this campground on Bass Lake, although it is clean and neat. All the lakefront sites were taken by seasonal campers, and many other campers were seasonals as well. Everyone was friendly. The bathrooms are individual toilet, sink & shower combos, and were pleasant and clean. The playground area is spacious and kids seemed to like it. There are two docks by which to access the lake, but only a small area that could really be used by anyone without a lakefront site. It would be nice if there was a picnic table or a seating area down by the lake for use by those without the prime sites.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We really liked this campground. It is a smaller campground, owner-operated as previous reports stated. It's located in a "Y" formed by M-27 and M-33 but we were not bothered by road noise at all, and could not see any traffic on the roads. We had a very spacious, grassy pull-through site on an end, shaded by great crab apple trees. There is a rail-trail next to the park, although you have to walk or bike around a short distance to a main road to access it. A very well-maintained bike trail that has won awards, it runs 62 miles from Cheboygan to Gaylord. The campground is on the Cheboygan River, with a boat launch/dock. There is a scenic railroad trestle that is part of the rail-trail just down the river a bit, which affords great photo ops from a nice communal picnic area. There are many seasonal campers, and a lot of people bring their boats in to access the river & lake system. The location is very convenient to day trips around the area, including Mackinaw City. The only downside we can come up with regarding this campground is that there is no laundry, but there is a laundromat about a mile into town.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great park within the city limits and close to NMU campus. They are doing some construction by the river so there was limited access to the water. There are picnic areas and a ball field open to the public, but those areas close at night. The camping sites are roomy, shady and grassy. The bathrooms were very clean, despite the holiday weekend and very high usage. It's a good location for day trips to Copper Harbor, Iron Mountain and Munising, yet there is plenty to see in Marquette itself as well. It's a short drive to Presque Isle Park, the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse. Lake Superior beaches and other local attractions.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is in an absolutely beautiful setting. Lovely trees, grass, forest and waterfalls. However we felt like prisoners in our trailer due to the sheer numbers of mosquitoes. It's due to the area, what with lots of water and bogs. Smart campers had screened tents to place over and around their picnic tables to allow them a bug-free area. The rangers even offer a nature walk during which you can identify the 49 species of mosquitoes! The falls are really lovely though, and the campground nice. Despite high usage, the bathrooms were very clean. Electric only sites, but there were nearby water faucets and the dump site was fine. Rate reflects an $8 reservation fee, but doesn't include the $8.00 daily pass for a nonresident.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a fine park. Clean, quiet, shady, grassy sites. Conveniently located to visit the locks, the Canadian Bush Pilot museum and other attractions on both sides of the International Bridge, it's north of town off 17N, but there is no road noise. We were warned to not leave food or trash out due to wildlife, but we only saw chipmunks...and mosquitoes. There is a nice K9 area, with an adjoining agility run for trained dogs. The only complaint I have is the rate is a bit pricey, but I suppose it's in line with other costs in Canada. Staff was very personable.
06/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a terrific park. Sites are large, grassy/gravel, the views are spectacular, the trails great. It's out of town a few miles so is very quiet. Someone came by to "warn" us that the grass would be cut tomorrow (looked ok to me) and to apologize that we could be possibly inconvenienced by the noise. The grounds are truly beautiful. There is a mixture of permanent, long-term and short-term campers, with the permanent sites housing park models or nicely-kept trailers. Everyone we came in contact with was warm and friendly. Looks like lots of activities are available for kids. Nearby Portage is a nice little town of about 9000, with shopping and restaurants available, including Culver's, (yum), for fast food. Wonderful old houses dating to the 1800's and a bike/hike trail on the Wisconsin River. I only wish we could stay longer. Rate reflects Camp Club USA discount.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park consists of a large lush grassy field with roomy, full hook-up sites and level gravel/grass pads. There are small trees at most sites, but most don't provide shade yet. The area is very quiet and pleasant. Amana shops and restaurants are within close driving distance, and the front office provided brochures including one with discount coupons. Don't expect to get in late and hit the quaint shops: the sidewalks roll up at six on weekdays! Good German comfort food at the restaurants. Rate reflects Camp Club USA; $16 plus a $4.00 "surcharge," (for what it is unclear).
06/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is a good stopping point if traveling from Colorado to eastern Nebraska or Iowa. It's just south of I-80, so there is some freeway noise, but we didn't find it bothersome. It is an older park, but is pleasant, with grass and mature trees, and a picturesque golf course next door. Picnic tables were peeling paint. There is a storm shelter, consisting of a huge buried pipe...not particularly pretty but we imagine serviceable in the event of a tornado. We checked it out since the skies were very dark and menacing but luckily didn't have to take shelter! There is a Wal-Mart Super Center in York, about 7 miles west. Office staff was very pleasant and friendly. Our rate reflected our Camp Club USA discount.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
St. Vrain is a state park that "grows" on you. We stayed here just short of 2 weeks, and appreciated it more than had we just stayed overnight. This used to be a gravel pit, refurbished into a wonderful bird sanctuary. There are white pelicans, Canadian geese and herons as well as other water birds and red-winged blackbirds. Trails circle the 10 ponds that vary in size. Sites are well-spaced, with plenty of privacy. The newer section has full hookups (and no mature trees). These sites seem very barren at first glance, but again, we appreciated the park as time went on, largely because of the wildlife. Downsides include I-25 noise, as the interstate runs parallel to the park. Not sure what, if anything could be done to alleviate that problem. Goose droppings are prevalent and mosquitoes / gnats are present if there is no breeze. There is no bathroom on the newer side, but self-contained rigs mostly fill these spaces anyway. The bathroom building on the older side is clean, but bring your own soap. No washers / dryers. Lots of people fishing (need a CO license) and the park fills on weekends in the summer. There is a $10 fee to use the online or phone reservation system, plus that astonishing daily fee on top of the camping fee (we bought a $70! annual pass since we were staying awhile). Park staff is very friendly and pleasant.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We found this to be a very pleasant state park, with large, level, pull-through, and clean full hook-up sites. There was good space between sites. Ours was parallel to a large pond with the river nearby. Although it is close to I-70, there was minimal road noise. Nearby aspens were not mature enough for shade, but there are shade structures over picnic tables on each site. Surely was nice to hear them quaking in the breeze. Downside to camping in CO state parks is the daily fee on top of the camping fee: an incredible $70 for an annual pass which, although useful for us who plan to camp a couple of weeks in their parks, annoying considering an annual National Park pass is only ten dollars more!
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
The rates are a little high, but this is a very pleasant and clean urban park in a nice little Utah town. It is very convenient to the national parks Zion, Bryce, and Cedar Breaks. We canceled a night at Bryce and stayed a third night at the KOA because of the convenience and atmosphere, and just drove over to Bryce (scenic 90 minutes), stopping also at Red Rock Canyon and Navajo Lake. Nice grassy, level sites, clean bathrooms and mature shade trees. We found it very pleasant and quiet despite what some campers have posted, and would return next time we're in the area.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is 1/2 mile from Zion. The Springdale shuttle is very, very convenient and the pickup/drop off spot is right next door. I can't recommend the shuttle enough; runs very frequently (every 7-10 minutes when we were there) and is a great, green, way to see Zion and visit Springdale. You are dropped off in a parking lot next to Zion, and you walk over a bridge to enter. The campground is run loosely. Bathroom cleanliness was hit and miss. Sites were dirt/gravel, but level and adequate in size for our TT. They do try to utilize all space; our site was set up to face the site next to us(so 2 sites share a hookup post), which is a little unusual in this day and age. Lots of tenter's on the river, but there is access besides the tenter's' sites. We wished we'd brought tubes to enjoy the river beyond just wading, as it was hot, hot, hot. The sites were shady, which was very welcome. Overall the campground was OK, but next time we may base in Cedar City, which is convenient to Zion, Cedar Breaks, Bryce and Brians Head.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
A surprisingly busy park in 112 degrees...but tightly run, clean and pleasant. It is very convenient to the Strip, and although no shuttle service is available, the drive is not far and parking is free at the casinos. We chose a "standard" site, which was on the periphery of the park, with no picnic table. Although there are small, new trees, the sites are generally not shaded, and we were actually glad to be in a site shaded at times by a huge condo complex next door. The two saltwater pools were a great feature; those not wanting to be splashed by kids can opt for the adult pool. Dog friendly, with numerous runs, if you are a responsible owner...posted $50 fine for not cleaning up after your dog and interestingly, a $25 reward for any camper reporting such. Security verifies that your sewer hookup is appropriate.
01/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Since most AZ state parks don't use a reservation system, we were a little worried about getting a spot in this popular park. But, since we visited a couple weeks before the Gem Show in Tucson, we had no problem getting a campsite. We hear that it's difficult to get a spot during Gem Show time. The sites are spacious and the entire park is great. The bathrooms are very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. There is plenty of shopping close to the park, yet you don't feel at all like you're near an urban area once inside the park. As we brought an elderly dog with us, we didn't hike the plentiful trails, but we plan to next time.
03/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was our first experience at Dead Horse State Park, but we'll be back! The arid, desert campsites are spacious and clean, and the AZ views can't be beat! At night we were serenaded by coyotes and could view the mountainside lights of Jerome in the distance. Sunrise lit the mountains beautifully, and there are nicely marked walking trails. Next time we'll bring our mountain bikes. Bathrooms were spotless (although bring your own soap)! Staff and campers are friendly. Dead Horse is a good location for visiting Page Springs wineries.
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