New well laid out park with large concrete pads, and paved roads, and beautiful facilities. Reason for 8 vs 10 is that each morning starting at 4 AM a motorcycle rider left park and disturbed my sleep even though he was trying to go out quietly, Then, about a half hour later, several pickup trucks departed as well. I assume these are full timers who were going to work; possibly workers for new hotel going up across the street.
We have stayed here some years ago. Still a nice friendly park. Grandson came to visit with his children and park did not charge a visitor fee since no facilities were being used except children's park area.
This was second stay here- this time 4 days. I would simply correct a posting below which seems to imply they do not have long pull throughs. They have some very long pulls right to left as you enter the park which could take anything legal on highways.. I didn't notice the train noise even with windows open at night at first but did become more aware of them after reading comments here. Mind works in mysterious ways is all I can say.
Stayed 10 days on this visit. The park is two campgrounds now. The original and the new so-called creekside. The creekside is all long pull through, level sites with utilities but no trees. The original campsite does have pull thrus and some are extremely long i.e. they could easily fit two rigs with toads. Just need to be explicit with the person making reservation about what length you want.
I know from personal discussions with members and comments made here that this park is highly rated (all most worshiped) but I'm less enthralled. It has a worn look; not enough monies going back into maintaining the infrastructure i.e. roads,sites,clubhouse,etc. The large number of park homes detracts from parks inherent treed campground ambiance. It's location is certainly very good. I was not impressed by the front desk person; rather solemn and certainly not one to lighten your day. Lack of wireless Internet was a negative as well. It's on my OK list if visiting area but not one to rave about and/or look forward to being there.
Nice park in general. The road to/from campground off of highway goes through a residential area on a narrow road and would present a problem if one met another MH coming in opposite direction and a similar situation exists in part of park road itself. The pull through sites are accessed over grass and onto a gravel base. Rain has made grass soggy so sank in some as I approached the gravel. I was impressed that trees were trimmed well enough not to present a problem for paint scratching with the exception of two spots. The numbers on sites are difficult to see/read so a night time entrance is difficult - would like to see them escort when its pitch dark or install more visible site numbers on pull thrus especially.
We too have a 40 ft motorhome and four slides. The site we were assigned A3 is very good - lots of room on both sides not only for slides but walking around. The site is low in front and needed the jacks to raise it considerably but no real problem as the automatic system did it without rejecting for too much slope. They have a sign in office telling folks to turn off MS Firewall to use their free WiFi. This is nonsense and could be harmful. I left it on and it is running very well.
Typical KOA sites, roads and trees. Does have three 100' sites that sit parallel to the property line that big rigs can use. One tree on way to the sites through the other sites is not trimmed and therefore hit roof of motorhome which I hate. I-40 road noise does rebound from surrounding area and could be bothersome to some folks. Excellent wi-fi service.
I suspect this about as good as one is going to find along I-40 in OK from my experience. Sites are fine; dependent upon site it can be a challenge to get out and avoiding trees to prevent paint scratches and/or an accident.
This park is okay for an overnight or longer but severely lacks maintenance of its landscaping. Grass/weeds are several feet tall; so tall that the original plantings are visually lost and fighting for their lives. To say this is natural NM environment is to insult mother nature; look around NM you'll not see anything like this in the open. The main building is a nice architectural rendering of NM style but like the landscaping it is lost to any functionality and has been seemingly abandoned except for check in. I'm referring here to open areas and patios on what I guess is back side. This could be a top park with some work but it isn't now. Sorry Woodall's this is NOT a 5/5.
This is really two parks - one is the resort with privately owned sites that can be rented and the other is the normal park setup. The upper level of resorts side are excellent layouts and views. One can get equally good views from the park by requesting views toward Creede. The negative would be the condition of roads which could use refreshing of the gravel. This is a remote site and if one has a penchant for Walmarts this isn't the place to stay. On the other hand if one likes quiet, views and slow life this ranks right up there with the best.
I have stayed at the AB campground across town for several years on their rear most property and thought it fairly good. I have this year tried this KOA and think it better than AB. The ingress/egress is much better as is space between units. Facilities are kept in excellent condition and the wi-fi has been top notch speed. good gravel coverage keeps blowing dirt to minimum. It's an easy on -easy off at X367 of I-80 and the Sinclair station there has a special island for RV's with diesel fuel and it too is locate to make it easy in and out. Also, its not too far to major shopping and restaurants on Dell Range RD.
This is WY and the environment is tough. This KOA does a fairly good job of dealing with it. Roads and sites are mainly gravel thus mitigating some of the blowing material. They enclosed the swimming pool and spa. They have tried to keep grass between sites in better sites and have a nice concrete patio with table as well. Ingress and egress is very easy and space between sits in better sites is excellent. Restrooms and laundry were very clean. We moved to two different sites due to extending our stay for business and had excellent wi-fi access in both. However, this is a typical Hotspotzz installation (formerly pay access) and any experienced traveler will know what to expect in terms of CG coverage. I did measure the signal at both sites using NetStumbler on a laptop and using an Orinoco card and found ~ -55 db signal, which is a very good level. I downloaded a 2.5Mb AVG update in just seconds.
Blowing dirt is a problem in WY; this park has solved the problem at least from within its own area by using a stone gravel over entire property. The gravel does not break down easily so it doesn't suffer from the problem at many parks where the gravel becomes part of the problem rather than a solution. The amenities were all in excellent condition. Will return in August on way back as it is a good park, easy access of I-80 and interior is easy to get around with a long rig. Only negative was that what little grass was available it was not well maintained. Overall, a very good place and above the usual KOA stds.
The park lacks a real good camping feel. Guests driving coaches around the park roads all day long trying them out for possible purchase is a major distraction. The rear sites back up to some sort of industrial area where equipment noise and a siren used to alert workers to starting and ending times for work, breaks and lunches is likewise distracting. other sites are next to busy roads. All sites are affected by very frequent sirens from emergency vehicles.
I have stayed here in years past for the winter. I have previously rated it a 10. However, this short visit of 2 days was enough to lower the rating to a 7. It has deteriorated markedly from past in terms of general maintenance of sites, front entry, office and roadways. The so-called cafe is ludicrous. So, it still has a lot of of positives but it is no longer the gem it was just a couple of years ago.
This park is owned by the employees not Cummins as stated above. The name stands for Cummins Employee Recreation Association and Land which was purchased using profits from use of vending machines in plants when Cummins employed over 5000 employees in Columbus during the late 60's and beyond. It is an excellent facility which I used with my children when I was an employee (30 years ago) and do so all most every year now. I hold rallies here occassionally as well; all base upon space available regulatiions in effect.
Unlevel sites in both aspects; can lose a windshield from twist trying to correct both. Pet daily charge $1 per pet; Coach Net wi-fi fee. Visual ok - office facility excellent. Ok when in area and need a location but not really a great campground in terms of physical problem of uneven sites and these neddlesome fees which the really class parks are not charging.
A work in progress. An old RV park located on same site has been totally demolished and a new high quality park is coming in its place. All sites are large concrete pads and blacktopped roads. Only upper area is nearing completion. Swimming pool and other amenities are to be built during winter so do not yet exist. All sites are being sold and then will be turned over for transient lease as owner desires. Upper sites are selling for $120,000 which gives an indication of the level of quality going into this park. Stream sites will sell for $250,000 so one can expect some high Q there also. the owners are a young personable couple who are putting their own imagination into the design and it seems to be coming along fine. It is along I-80 frontage road so traffic noise is present. Reservations are a good idea since this is Park City's only RV facility and it fills quite often.
Much too expensive for a traditional KOA i.e. older not well maintained property with some really poor pull through sites facing road at very edge of property without any trees (barren) and the area is now undergoing home building which is increasing traffic. Most sites are double occupant, etc...
This park does have some great views. However, the side by side pull thorugh sites are rather small,a little difficult to enter without damaging landscaping and not too well suited to outdoor use. The few sites running parallel to fence line on west side are very good. Other sites spread around have no real views of the beautiful terrain. The worst problem is extremely dusty entrance road used to reach and leave sites. It coats engine radiator (and coach) setting up the potential for engine trouble and makes a mess of vehicles. I found female owner both charming and off putting at times. The later when she obviously is not pleased with some aspect of your plans like staying only one night in a parallel site or changing a reservation. Stayed here a number of times over last 12 months. Like it but I keep looking for an alternative due to road condition.
I'll not repeat the positive reports all ready made except to say I agree. One clarification is that the WiFi is free for 15 minutes which is long enough to get e-mail and do some banking or other business.
I'm back to the park again for several weeks and want to correct my original posting and comment on second posting. First, the price is not $99 that was a system error which I advised the owner of this BB about and he has corrected the problem. The actual price is $39. Second, regarding traffic. Commercial traffic is not allowed on this road through Yellowstone so its limited to local deliveries and thus is non-existent at night. The early morning hours may see an infrequent logging truck go by but you'd have to be a very light sleeper to even notice. The CG is very quiet in evening and night time hours - daytime traffic is light to moderate. With regard to river, the Yellowstone rises and falls with snow melts and rains. There may be times in the summer when it is too high to go down to river but that is seldom the case and it quickly reverts after a rain event to more natural levels and one can safely go down to river. In fact, many staying here wade in and fly fish every day.
The campground has e/w sites looking at Heart River but view is not much. Full hook ups on upper level face other direction. This is an acceptable campground for stay over night and fairly easily accessible from I-94.
While the approach is nicely done, the e/w sites are expensive at $38 and have poor ingress and very poor egress. For some reason, they think they must water the sites until they are muddy. Makes no sense but they do it all day long. They have very expensive patio sites at $56/night which are nicely done but again the price is out of line. One can stay in a totally first class resort like Crown Villa in Bend, OR for less and have a much better total experience.
This park sits along a 1/4 mile of the Yellowstone River with mountain peaks in background and grassland in forground. Truly beautiful views. The campground has a community campfire every night which is a lot of fun. Activites in area are abundant (fishing, horseback riding, hiking, etc) and is just 30 miles from North Entrance to Yellowstone. Tom Gonser of RVersonline.org just added this CG to his Favorites list. WiFi is free.
Intially it looked pretty good. It may be fine for families in smaller sites and horse folks. The new area for motorhomes had great views in all directions, but the dirt roads soon became irritating. Not only campers but staff drive way above the posted speed limit and dirt flies everywhere and coats everything. In addition, site maintenance is non-existent - high weeds, etc. The owners seem to be focused on horses and let the RV portion just exist. Too bad, I thought it was going to be a great place but came to hate it by end of four day stay. Others may love it.
A sort of fun place. A walk into town, if your active, is easy and the restaurant has excellent home made pies and some sandwiches; but it closes early - maybe at 5 PM. The trains are a challange but not overly hurtful unless your a light sleeper. Contrary to one comment here, trains do blow horns in both directions but because the west bound one does so on east side of town its barely noticeable. Would stay here when trying to line up schedule for getting through Kansas City in non-rush hours or weekend.
Excellent concrete site length and width with city wide macadum streets. Only negative is the lack of trees - gives it a barren look unless nearly full and even then the lack of visual appeal is striking. It has a restaurant on site (Beefeater's) which has a good selection menu and serves great food.
We have stayed in this park since 1989 in its previous carnation as a Trav-L-Park. It has been going downhill for a number of years and this latest move to a Jellystone does nothing to improve it. In fact, the focus on kids activites and facilites makes it much less desirable. Will probably avoid Nashville and use Manchester KOA as stopping point when heading south from now on.
Easy on-off I-24 and into sites. Layout is excellent and well maintained with flowers set out, etc. Excellent shade tree coverage and a well supplied store with gifts. KOA should use them as an example for other owners of how to do it right.
Roads and sites are in poor physical condition. Nothing about this campground layout and facilites merits the use of word Resort as I understand the word. On the plus side the management seems sincere in controlling noise, etc... and facilites seemed very clean. Good location if going north on I-75 to give a morning getaway without encountering Atlanta in bound traffic.