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09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for a Rally so I don't have a nightly rate. The facilities are very nice although sites are close, the staff helpful and very friendly, and propane is available. Branson has one problem - hills and the drive getting to ABC can be a challenge. Worth a call to find out about road construction in the area before you drive up the road to this park. With all the plus that this park has, the drive in and parking once in the park can be interesting especially if you are parked, in a 40' motorhome, so you have to drive against traffic to get out of the park. That is my only complaint and why I downgraded the review. Branson is a great place and everyone will certainly have fun. Plan to purchase diesel in Springfield, it is easier than in Branson.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Rarely do we give a park a 10 but WOW! Beautiful facility, all cement site with landscaping. everything worked as it should, and the restrooms and showers were top of the line fancy! Clean is not the word. Immaculate is the word. Friendly helpful staff, bus service from unit to the casino, plenty to do in the area, and quiet for being near a 4-lane highway. We were delighted with this find and will certainly stay again.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We arrived mid afternoon following the directions on the web page. Some tight turns for our 40'er from the highway onto frontage road and then again once in the park. We did have a good place to park up on the hill, but the park is very compact. Roads and sites were gravel; we did not have a table nor much of anywhere to put out chairs. Showers were clean but not spectacular. Staff was very nice and very helpful. We found some interesting places to visit in Waco and a great BBQ place a few miles north of the park.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at the Amana Campground last summer and enjoyed the area so returned for a few days this year too. The campground is nothing to look at, just row upon row of sites filled, if there is a rally, with RVs. The trees are tiny and the dust billows on the gravel roads and sites. Although there is grass between sites, it is not watered so pretty dry with no rain. Staff is efficient, guided us to our level site and answered questions as we had them. This is not a campground where you stay to do things but instead a place to park to enjoy the Amanas, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, and all the other surrounding cities with many things to do. Restrooms and showers were clean but older; the laundry is small but available and the price was right!
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We continue to be amazed at the improvements made to this small northern Missouri campground. We stayed last year and were impressed. This years stay was no different. Our only problem is that television reception is spotty at best. Verizon, however, was excellent. Our site was a long level pull-through. Restroom, shower and laundry were clean. The campground is clean and neat, the owners friendly and helpful, and the scenic farmland quite beautiful. Payment is check or cash only, but the fee is very reasonable. We stayed for a few days to relax, but this is a great location for those traveling I-35 north or south too. We will stay again when in the area.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you seek a quiet natural campground, this may be the place. Tucked back in a wooded area along the lake, KOA has found a great location with access to woods, lake, farm animals (including Molly), fishing pond, and many good sites to set up for an evening or longer. Our gravel site was almost level, very long, and had a table. Birds and farm animals led to the enjoyment as did lake access. Since we are birders we wished we could stay longer during migration. The staff was fun and cook a good dinner and breakfast for campers. We have stayed here previously and wished we could stay longer this time. If you visit, make certain you visit Molly, the newest mascot, and walk down to the lake. Rate reflects KOA discount, although a little pricey to us.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stay here in the spring and again in the fall as we travel to and from the Valley so we have seen many changes and we have been placed in a number of sites in the park. This time we spent the night behind the club house and pool. We really like sites back here but they are narrow. Our 40 fter. just fit but we did have a table, flowers and grass on each side, and a level pad. So, trash dumpster is 50 ft down the road, big deal! The staff is friendly and courteous, as usual, and we found the location of our site to be easy in/out. We always eat a meal at Babe's Chicken House in Burleson. It's fried chicken dinner only so if you want something else don't go there but if you love fried chicken, Babes is only a few miles up the highway and a great fried chicken dinner. This is a convenient park for us and we have not always rated it this high but our stay this time was great.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent one night at this park and were greeted by very friendly staff at check-in and in the park. Our site was under trees at the back of the park on a long, quite level gravel location. The park was very quiet other than whistles as trains passed through town. Restrooms and showers were clean. The park is a block south of I-10 and some local restaurants give a park discount. Stanzel Model Airplane Museum, Polka Museum, and the area painted churches are unique to the area. The smokehouse offers an excellent buffet and other restaurants offer a good variety of food. We will return to this park when in the area.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice park on 77 North with many shops, a Wal-Mart, restaurants, etc., less than a mile away. On-site manager was helpful and the checkin was very easy. Cement pads and shade trees lend ambience to the small park. The laundry, shower and restrooms are clean. This is not a park for tourists with children who need to be entertained. No play equipment or pool for kids. Permanent residents are coming into parks in the area due to the employment boom in the Victoria area, and they are coming to this park too. Reservations would be in order if you plan to use the park, as we do when we pass through Victoria again.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were quoted a $40 rate but the $36 was a "discount". The park features cement pads and roads but the pull-throughs have extremely tight width. If there had been neighbors to either side we would not have been able to put out slides or awning. Check-in was fine for us and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Aluminum can recycling is available. No one has mentioned this but make certain to have liquid laundry soap if you use the machines as signs are posted all over the laundry room that only liquid is allowed. No provisions to get other soap unless you drive into town to HEB. The park was clean, even during the windy April days we visited.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
The nightly rate reflects a week rate discount as we stayed a week. Cement pads, a small patio and small picnic table are nice but very windy while we were here, so we did not sit out much. This is a cement pad and grass between sites park, no sand. Many things to do in the area, especially Port Aransas, accessible by the FREE ferry. Also many things to do in Corpus Christie, only a few miles around the bay. Clean restrooms and laundry area are nice and the park is very clean. Camp host is friendly the camp helpers keep the grounds looking nice. Good local restaurants in town with seafood and Hispanic food excellent plus fish markets if you want to cook your own. We will stay here again if in the area.
03/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a wonderful campground but seemed to have problems in the office. Do they know what's going on? We really liked the large site and the fact the everyone was so friendly. But, did not like some the the "new rules" enacted, apparently recently, that included restrictions on laundry usage, and on the state park through-gate usage that had attracted us to stop here. The park gate was an excellent place to get our dogs through to the park walking area but it was locked. For what we paid, we would have expected basic advertised park "frills". These were big disappointments to an otherwise top line park.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed here twice before it became Jellystone. While the new format will bring in families, it did not impress us any more than before, maybe a little less. The park is big enough for family friendly activities and a quiet area for those traveling through. Our site was level and we had a good grassy patch outside our door. Along with grass came a large hill of fire ants that moved everytime staff disturbed the nest. We did not have any problem with Wi-Fi, TV or Verizon. We did hear road noise from I-35, to be expected when the campground is on the interstate. If the owners want to promote child activities, the fire ants need to be destroyed and we downgraded for that.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects Passport America. An easy on and off RV resort just a block from I-35. If you have a big rig request a site on the hill rather than down in the main camping area. We have done this twice with good results. Our pull through site is level, has a concrete pad and small table. The grounds are clean as was the main area. The resort has a large cable TV hookup (free) with a wide selection of channels and Verizon (cell and broadband) worked just fine. Many fine restaurants in the area up and down I-35, plus a Camping World, and many shops. We will return here because of the convenience.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate we paid reflects KOA discounts. We did not have very good satellite or Verizon reception but could get wi-fi from the office area. It is a nicely kept campground that was clean, including the trail to the lake. Bath and laundry were clean and we found a low fee in the laundry; a nice surprise. Many mature trees only partly mask highway truck tire noise but that did not bother us. Tenters might not agree. The campground is ten miles from everywhere so bring food or eat at the on-site restaurant. We cannot vouch for food quality as we are home cookers. The campground was quiet and we found the owners friendly. It is a good spot to stay without going into Tulsa.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
A clean quiet park near Hwy 71 and Hwy 44. Good selection of free cable channels, and our Verizon worked just fine as did the campground Internet connection. We were placed near the back in a pull-through and did require slight leveling. Sites are rather close together and trees met we could not put out the awnings. On the other hand, we had cardinals and blue jays looking through the window from just a few feet away this morning. Owners were friendly. Much to do in this area so this is a nice base. Our rate reflects Passport America discount.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pricey for a parking spot way outside Des Moines (20+ miles) but quiet, much to our delight. Holiday weekend was packed but mostly local families and travelers passing through the area. Easy I-80 access to Des Moines, John Wayne area, and Bridges of Madison County historic area. Park has a pool and playground, plus a store and a good laundry. Sites are wide and pull-thrus are good sized to meet all needs. We had plenty of space for our 40 foot motorhome and Honda. We camped here for a couple of days a year ago and will return again.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
A very tight squeeze for our 40 ft. motorhome but we did fit into the one pull thru that could fit us. Shady campground was nice to keep heat off but not good for TV reception. Verizon broadband was fine as was phone. Quiet during the week but lots of traffic that stirred up dust evenings and weekend we stayed here. Friendly staff and weekenders were a quiet local group. Seemed to be mostly seasonal and locals with a few spaces for we passing thru the area campers. Interesting area and an hour from historic areas.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very quiet campground even though it is filled with local seasonals during the weekend. Seasonals seem to have all the lake spots but the pull-through sites located in the back of the park are not near the lake anyway. The campground is very well kept, very clean and tidy. Satellite reception is not good nor is TV, except for area station. Verizon broadband and phone were fine. We enjoyed a quiet and relaxing time at this campground and certainly would return if in the area again.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate includes KOA discount. We stayed at this park a year ago and do note some improvements. The playground has been upgraded and a basketball hoop area installed, plus the mini golf area seems to be cleaner. The campground seems less dusty this year possibly because new gravel has been laid. Highway noise is a huge problem for this KOA and tenters as well as campers with open windows should be aware that all night truck traffic can keep you awake. With our motorhome air conditioning on and closed up we heard the noise, but not as prominently.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our site was level which is a plus. We were located near the back and yes, there was some highway noise but it was not distracting. The sites were well kept, had a table, and the campground was shady. The code locked bath and showers were clean. TV reception was just ok but our Verizon phone and broadband worked fine. Good for overnight or adults who don't need a pool or playground. Friendly owner was always available.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We worried about wet ground because of rain in the area and reviewers who discussed muddy camping. That was not the case for us and we are very glad we camped here. The sites are large and ours was almost level. No trees so it's hot unless you used air condition. Much to see and do in the area as well as only a short distance from Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and many historical towns south. Staff was helpful and friendly. Bathroom and shower area was not the most modern but it was clean. We certainly will stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Although this campground is just off the interstate, we did not notice excessive road noise. Grounds are well kept and clean. Although this park doesn't have all the bells and whistles, it is one of only a handful we have ever camped where the site was level and no leveling at all was necessary. That is rare for a 40 foot motorhome. Owner was friendly and helpful. We are glad we stopped and will stay again.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate noted includes Good Sam discount and $2 per night for 50 amp. This probably offsets for those who need 50 amp for a large motorhome. Very friendly, new owners welcomed us and spoke enthusiastically about the campground and their planned improvements, but we found that the improvements already made were well done and very functional for a camper. We visited on a busy weekend and were placed next to the pool which was somewhat noisy outside our door, but not very distracting. Not much to do in the area but there is a good diner at the I-35 intersection. More restaurants and shops a few miles south in Bethany. This is an Amish area with products for sale and possibly buggies on the road. We enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay again. Good area for birders except in the fall when it would be a good camp area for hunters.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground was usually quiet and never packed full, even on a holiday weekend. Many tent and w/e sites are available and usually one can just drive in to get one of those sites. However, if you need a 50amp and sewer, there are only about 15 sites available. They are reservable and not often available for a long tern stay. Knowing someone in the area to make a reservation for you is helpful. Lots to see and do in the Kansas City area and access to I-470/435 is quick and easy. Many restaurants, laundry, stores, etc., in Lee's Summit. This is a wonderful find for us and we will stay again.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed overnight on a Saturday night, with practically no one in our camp ground so it was very quiet. We had water and electric only as there are only eleven sewer sites and they were all filled. We stayed away from the lake campgrounds because of the very windy conditions that day and really enjoyed being back in the back of the park, so to speak. The showers were clean but be forewarned, state park showers can have cold water. Our water was warm but don't expect hot in a state park. A clean well cared for park. We will return when in the area again.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We chose this park because it was just off Hwy 75, our route north. Friendly staff directed us to a space that although tight to get into with our 40ft motorhome, was do-able. We did not hear road noise even though we were just off the 75/44 intersection south of Tulsa. Plenty of stores and restaurants within a short distance any direction. For an overnight, this was a good place to stay.
05/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Clean, quiet, well landscaped park with good roads and long sites. What more could we ask? For one, unlocking the shower and bathroom for evening showers. The door was locked late one afternoon during the days we were here, and not unlocked the other as far as we know. For a Good Sam campground, that should not be. Also, pets on a leash except for the manager, apparently. This is why we downgraded this park. We loved the park and the trails, and could stay again if in the area.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects discount. A well kept quiet park just a block from the pier and a few blocks from the bridge to free ferry to Port Aransas and Mustang Island activities. About ten miles from Rockport/Fulton area. If you are interested in fishing or nature, this is a good base park. There is grass between sites and landscaping is kept up. Did note ant hills in the grass. Restroom and laundry are clean. Management is friendly and helpful. A number of good local restaurants are within a few minutes drive. HEB grocery and Wal-Mart are within a few minutes too. We hope to stay here again.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful place to stay, especially if one is a birder. Location is next to Bentsen State Park and World Birding Center and has a gate from the park into the park for ease of use by park residents. Flowers and shrubs had recovered from a winter freeze and the blooms made for beautiful sites. Sites are concrete with plenty of space and grass between sites. Two laundry buildings and lots to do during the season. Staff and residents were friendly and answered any questions we had. The dog exercise area is one of the best we have seen. This is a difficult place to get into during the season as it is by far one of the nicest in the Valley.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here during torrential thunder storms but did not have a flood problem as we were in the upper area and did not experience the problems that downpour rain (some said up to 5 inches in 24 hours) can inflict. The site was quiet, plenty of space, and staff was nice. Two things to watch for: first is if you want a "gazebo" site look first because your slides may not work well with the way the park built the gazebos. Second, be careful if you have mail forwarded - our priority mail ended up on the floor in the wrong building and we had to track it down, which we considered sloppy work by the mail handler. Other than that, we really liked this park and would have stayed longer if not for the rain and storms.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Daily rate reflects club discount. This park is all others say when it comes to quiet on the interstate and ease of use. We enjoyed our stay here and were well pleased with the friendly staff and the facilities. We really enjoyed our stay and all that this area offered.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We enjoyed staying at this park and found it relatively quiet. Our site was plenty large, shady, and near the adult pool. The staff was friendly and very helpful, the laundry and bath houses were clean, and TV worked fine. We will stay here again when in the Ft. Worth area.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Cost reflects discount. We read that this is a new RV park but it is easy to locate just off I-35. Yes, there is Interstate noise and on weekend there is a race track near so the motors are loud, louder than the highway noise. Our hillside site was very long with a concrete pad and a patio with grill and table overlooking the lakes. Sites were very wide as well as long. The combined shower and restroom were by combination entrance and very clean. Everything one could want in nearby Ardmore including many shopping, restaurants, Wal-Mart, Flying-J, and much more. Nearby is the free by donation Gene Autry, OK Museum, a museum of all the movie singing cowboys but especially Autry. A good stop in southern Oklahoma.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects discount for KOA. We have stayed at this park a number of times this year as it is close to family, friends, and medical appointments. It is a clean park, with friendly staff and usually quiet neighbors. The staff here try very hard to accommodate any need a camper may have. We had a large site, although a tree was a problem with the awning, table and fire pit. We will stay again.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
The nightly fee reflects a $3 discount for paying by cash - a nice way to save money. Not an easy place to find as it is on the frontage road not the highway itself and signage is small. We drove on past and had to call for directions, which should be in Woodall but aren't. We would have rated this campground higher except that one shower/bath was so filthy it really should be condemned and the other was just OK. On the other hand, staff was friendly and helpful, our site near highway was level and relatively quiet, the campground itself was very quiet, and everything appeared to be clean except already mentioned bath areas. Verizon phone and broadband worked fine. Would we stay here again as we pass from north to south - yes.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had a wide grassy site with a cement patio, table, and fire ring on the upper level. There are not shade trees on the upper level but it is sparsely occupied and very quiet as is the entire campground. Staff is friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Lots to see and do in this area if you have not visited before. We had fairly good Verizon broadband reception and spotty TV reception but the satellite was fine. We will certainly camp here again when in the area. Only cash and check accepted so be prepared.
08/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
We visited during a non-holiday weekend and the park was packed. RV's were shoehorned into almost every available spot. Many young children on bikes without parental supervision; neighbors who partied well after quiet hours without a word from hosts; visitors who parked near family sites instead of in the designated visitor parking and more. Still, after everyone left Sunday night, the park was quiet and more what a camp area should be. Mostly people were friendly including the hosts. Storm Lake has plenty to do for a weekend. Showers show evidence of mold but seemed otherwise fairly clean. Laundry was inexpensive. Our site was level and we had a place to park even though we were on a curve. We would probably stay here again with hopes of not being next to the party.
08/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have stayed in well over 50 campgrounds during the past two years and reviewed many. Rating of 10 is a first for us. This campground has everything, although some might encounter a slightly unlevel site since they are gravel. The sites have tables, fire rings, and many have a park bench. The grounds are shaded for the most part, well kept by a friendly staff, and problems are addressed immediately. There are all kinds of things for kids and adults, including mini golf, volleyball, horseshoes, bean-bag toss, a toddler playground, fenced pool, peddle bikes, etc. There is even a fenced dog area. We stayed a week: spent time in the park, and found it to be everything a KOA should be. Easy on and off to I-29.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Campground is a half mile west of I-29 with easy entrance and exit. Not all sites are 50amp so request by reservation if needed. Playground has a selection of activities and large yard area rarely used by tenters. Sunny sites have better satellite reception than those under trees. Not all are level either. Friendly owners will answer questions and direct you to area attractions. We had no problem with WiFi or Verizon but no TV reception to speak of unless you have a dish. Great for overnight stay.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate above is based on W&E only. There is an extra charge for sewer. The sewer sites are reservable and often filled on weekends. The W&E sites in Wagon Rut Campground, the section we stayed in, were huge, gravel, pull through and excellent for family play. This is a fishing lake so lots of campers with boats. Nearest towns are about 15 miles so bring food and entertainment. Quiet during the week but busy park on weekends. It is always windy in western Kansas so bring a kite. Friendly park staff willing to answer questions and offer ideas for scenic views.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful state park with a number of camping areas from tents only to motorhomes with pull through spots. There are now 5 reservable sites with sewer in addition to W and E. Some 50amp sites but most W & E sites are 30amp. Wide sites allow for plenty of space to play or sit. Tables available and firerings in the tent areas. The park is filled with families each weekend but the weekdays are quiet. This is a fishing lake so fishing is better during the week. Beach area for swimming and boat launch. No cell, wifi and very little TV reception but this is probably because the park is surrounded by limestone bluffs and prairie hills. There is a prehistoric site at the park which draws many historians.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were given a site along the edge as there were numerous rally groups for the weekend who took the pull throughs even though many of them were smaller units. Nightly rate reflects discount and weekly rate. Our site was not level and had some mud when it rained. Rutlander is rural so you drive to do just about anything other than the Saturday night Opry show which is great fun. Great for a relaxing and quiet time.
04/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Owner not available when we arrived but finally found her the next morning. Clean campground and level sites but many appear seasonal. The campground road is used by locals to get to homes back in the trees. Easy access to Interstate and the city has many places to eat and things to see and do. Truck stop next door was not noticeably noisy. No play area for children.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We liked this park from the moment we arrived because it appeared to be clean and well cared for. The staff was helpful and friendly. We had a pull through site with cement and a brick patio and table under shady trees. Cable and wi-fi were free and worked just fine. Although we don't often play mini golf, we would have loved to have had time to play here as this is probably the best cared for game area we have seen in many years of camping east of the rockies. Many shops and restaurants within short drive and the Bass Pro Shop just around the corner is unlike any other we have visited - swamp decor is stunning. If you stop at this KOA do take some time to visit the Bass Pro Shop. The only problems we noted were the very bumpy outer road to our site and the fact that there are five washers and only two dryers available. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A quiet campground in a residential neighborhood. We were placed up front in a pull-through that was long enough for our 40' plus tow. Large sharp gravel and no tables but plenty of space between sites for chairs. Spring migration was on so lots of birds singing in the tall live oaks while we were there. No frills and a keyed bath and laundry are available. Restaurants and shopping are about five miles down I-10. Only complaint was the difficulty getting around the narrow corner enroute to the campground from I-10.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had a level pull through for our 40' and space for the tow as well. Quiet even with every site full by evening. Friendly staff but not up on area attractions advertised on their brochure. had no idea how to get to some points of interest. The "Big Oak" is really huge - a record tree and the park is shady. Tight fit for big rigs entering and leaving.
03/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Many annual and seasonal residents who have the 50 amp sites and the water sites. Many pads in this older KOA are cracked and the sites are on the small side. Staff will assist you if you have difficulty fitting into the assigned site. Seasonal s are very friendly and helpful and the area is rural. Very limited beach areas on Pine Island so plan to travel 25-30 miles as the roads go to get to a beach. Lots of art and craft shops plus some interesting seafood eateries on the island.
04/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Clean and friendly park with shady sites. Read directions to locate park before you get there or you will drive past the turn off as we did and have to back track through traffic. Quite near interstate with traffic noise. Very near shopping including Sam's Club, gas, dining choices, and malls.
11/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is the second time we have stayed at this park; it seems cleaner than last spring. A quiet park just south of Perry with long pull-thrus, gravel sites and others for other types of camping. There are paved roads through the park and much grass plus a table for each site. The staff is friendly and helpful. There are weekend evening activities for campers and food is available on site (pizza and sandwiches). Waffles are available on the weekends. Laundry has a porch with rockers and restrooms and showers are clean. There is good cable and wifi. We like this park and will return again. We downgraded because we did have difficulty leveling.
11/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Large grassy sites with gravel roads. A quiet, well kept campground with friendly staff. We could call it a laid-back place. Restroom and shower but no pool, laundry or play areas. There isn't much in Holt so plan to eat, shop and get gas in Milton or Crestview. But this campground is a good place for quiet reading or an overnight stay.
11/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice park just a couple of miles from Meridian. There is lots of shopping including Sam's Club in the city., and a huge variety of dining in town, too. There are clean, level, cement sites with tables and grass. Shade trees could hamper reception in summer, but in November there are few leaves so satellite and internet were fine. The entrance was gravel, but there was no dust, and even when the park was full in the evening, there was no noise. We stayed three nights and would stay again. It is easy on/off for Hwy 45.
11/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Gravel roads and level gravel sites, at least for the pull-throughs, which we used for the two nights we stayed at Pavilion. There was some dust but at 5 mph, not bad. Friendly helpful staff, play area for children, laundry, and propane available. Large Pilot across street just off Interstate but the campground was quiet at night.
11/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park truly deserves a 10 but I took off a point because it is a pain to locate. Web page directions are a mess and the first time we called from Gladewater the staffer who answered gave us incorrect directions. Had to call back after some tight turns with our 40' and tow to get better directions. Once at the resort, we think it is truly a place to stay if you have things to do in the area - sites are long, level, paved, and wide; laundry, showers and restrooms are exceptionally clean; grass is green between sites; trash free; and very friendly and helpful owners. We certainly would stay again if in the area.
11/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our site was located directly behind the service center but there was little noise or traffic. The park was clean and trash picked up regularly. Friendly owners. Lots to see and do at neighboring cities within a few miles each direction. We downgraded because of a large fire ant colony at our site and smoking in the men's bathroom despite signs, although owners were aware of the long-term tenant(s) responsible.
11/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed five nights because we wanted to do some sight-seeing in the area. Nights were very quiet. There was lots to see within 30-35 miles of Sallisaw if interested in history and the lakes. There was good BBQ a few miles south of KOA and some good eateries in town as well, but this is not a big city so don't expect elegant dining, just flavorful and good sized portions. There were helpful, friendly owners who pointed us to an RV refrigerator specialist who travels to the campground and was helpful, friendly, and did fast work for us and our fuse-popping frig. We would return to this KOA again. Only complaint was the dusty driveway and the permanent residents who don't understand 5 mph.
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This Good Sam's park is well kept, quiet, and has just about everything one could ask. Rate reflects GS discount. Over the weekend , three RV groups were there also, but there was plenty of space for everyone and no noise. We stayed a week because there is lots to do in the area and larger cities are not far away. We would stay again.
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
A comfortable place to camp while we were busy in the KC area. Price reflects Good Sam discount. Sites had tables and fairly large grass area for sitting out. No shade trees so it does get hot on sunny afternoons. Saturday evening country music programs, some with entertainment from Branson are inexpensive and enjoyable. We will stay here again when in the area.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Shaded sites, quiet, but no cement. All sites were gravel as were the driveways, which means that it can get dusty, but that was really our only complaint. Not difficult to locate since it is right on the highway, three miles east of town and well marked. Nice owners who answered all our questions. Downgraded because of the extensive gravel and dust. We stayed a week and would return to this park again.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this campground for three weeks and had a site near the grassy play area, which was kept well mowed. Campground was clean as were facilities. Nice staff with lots of things to do at the campground. Half way between Kansas City and Topeka provides lots of options. Yes, there was noise from the nearby road construction and the many many trains. Lots to do in the area and wide variety of restaurants in town.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Consider the time of year when you read reviews. We stayed for four days in July when the park was shady, the flowers in full bloom, the gravel level, and the birds sang and sang. Those complaining of mud and dirt stayed at a time when this river bottom KOA had been inundated with rain and then dried out. Wi-Fi worked fine. Our complaints were that the cable did not work well and our systems were blocked by the shady trees. In 80-90 degrees I'll take the shade over the TV. The breezes made sitting out pleasant even in the heat. Our picnic table was of shoddy workmanship and we had no fire ring although almost every other site had one. We would stay again if we return to the area.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Usually quiet, clean campground on Blue Lake. Needed better staff policing of grounds during the weekend than during the week as seasonal campers tend to be less than perfect on the weekends. State park immediately across lake has keel boat exhibits and Lewis and Clark Trail information, all for free. Loess Hills State Forest area is a great 2-hour car trip with some very excellent scenery. We would stay here again. Casino four miles away. Slight downgrade because we did hear some I-29 traffic at night.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pretty standard KOA with friendly owners and staff. Camp is right on I-90 intersection so there is truck noise. There is also jet noise from the nearby airport and national guard airfield. However, this rarely bothered us possibly because it was hot so we were inside our motorhome with the AC on. I downgraded because of the noise. Dust can be a problem when there is no rain for a few days and the wind is high such as it was when we stayed. Still, we will stay again when we are in the area.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
A clean friendly campground among countryside fields. Golf course available next door. Although just off I-80, for the most part no interstate truck noise is noticed. Close to York and only a half hour or so from Lincoln. Office opens at noon. We enjoyed our stay at this campground.
06/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is not an RV park but instead a town gravel lot with ten smallish w/e/s sites packed together. All gravel except two with "cement", one a garage foundation and the other a driveway. Republican River and train track very near, although no noise from the few trains. No bathrooms, shower, picnic tables, place for campfire or place for children to play. Cable hookup worked but very poor satellite and no cell phone reception. No internet reception either. We stayed two weeks because of an area project and found the owner and townspeople friendly and helpful. Very quiet and dark.
04/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed for two days and found that although our first impression was not the best, we did like the park once we were there. We were placed near the back with other large motorhomes. Many trees and a barrier kept interstate noise down. Bumpy road to get to the entrance but the sites were fine once in the park. Much to see and do in Salina area so we only were there at night. Many good restaurants in Salina so head out for dinner. We would return to this park in the future.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Two shaded campgrounds along Pony Creek. Includes a roller rink, snack bar, mini golf, horseshoe pit, tennis and volleyball court, hiking trails, and many facilities for group gatherings. Also included are cabins, a hotel (adults only because of the historic nature of the hotel) and other historic buildings. Very quiet and pleasant. About five miles from nearest town. Cash only accepted. Very friendly and helpful owners.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
New park located in south Topeka at Forbes Field (a National Guard Airfield). There is some airplane noise but those in the park are a quiet mix of permanent and traveling RVers. The sites are very close together so there is little place for outdoor sitting and play. Gravel interior roads and sites but ours was quite level. Each site has a narrow strip of grass, and a picnic table but our neighbors slide hung nearly over our table. No laundry on site but laundromat is a block away as are restaurants, a post office, and a grocery.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
A park for Kansas City visitors concentrating on the south side of the city. The park is on a hillside overlooking beautiful four-lane US-71 Highway, and campers will hear truck traffic all night even when closed up. Yes, the country views are across the highway. Sites are gravel and level but entrance is bumpy and 45 degree uphill. Be forewarned that roadwork needs to be done to fix the entrance and exit areas. Nice patio with cement tables but no grills. Provide your own. We will stay again because those we want to visit are in south KC, or for an overnight. But this may not be the place you want to stay is visiting another part of the city.
04/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We found this to be a good fit for us. Yes, there were a few trains, but not the number indicated in other posts - maybe a seasonal thing. The road was bumpy too which is why we downgraded slightly - trains and bumps. The campground was clean, quiet, staffed by friendly persons. We were away during the day and one of the two early evenings we stopped at this campground but we would certainly go back.
04/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Quiet for the two nights we spent at this campground. Lots of trees. Much rain but this campground is uphill so no flooding. Office hours are 8am to 8 pm and staff seems efficient and friendly. Some sites are not level but that's why we carry levelers. Many campers use this KOA and from what we heard, it seems to be a favorite of those passing through the area.
01/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice park with cement pads and grass. Well maintained large sites but look for fire ants. Staff will spray if there are ants and they try to keep them under control. A big plus to stock up on supplies is the Sam's Wholesale Store across the street.
04/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Office opens at 2 pm so call if arriving earlier. Staff will leave a note for you telling your site. Sites are all paved as are the roads with multiple speed bumps. Locked bath and laundry require combination from office which you receive when you register. Very clean. Staff friendly. Stayed one night but left with a good impression.
01/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
We had a great ocean view site two rows back from the breakwater. Staff and campers were exceptionally friendly and answered every question. There was a fish dock, a bar/grill, all kinds of sports available not to mention the excellent sunset views. This facility was supposed to have been sold but deal fell through so we were very lucky to get a great site for the five days we were there. We would certainly return.
03/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
A large park with many seasonal members. We were here for two days and had no problems at all. The sites were a little tight for a 40' motor home but we were away most of the time. Great bath houses - individual rooms that lock and contain both shower and toilet. Much to do in the area.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
A little difficult to get into and out of because gravel road has water gully. A nice friendly campground once you get into your slot. We were placed in the back with other large motorhomes, we were in the clear so got good satellite reception but if you have Verizon, there is no phone or broadband reception. You can get broadband at the Wi-Fi hotspot in the clubhouse, but phone requires leaving the campground.
03/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
Campground was clean and the staff friendly, although we saw staff rarely except in the office. No trash service, you dump your bagged trash into the dumpster. We have been in many KOA campgrounds and always noted the rule was that pets should be leashed. At this campground that applies only to visitors while staff and seasonal or full time residents allowed cats and dogs to roam. The standard should be the same for all.
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