It is true that this park is isolated, and there is not a great deal to do in the area without driving quite a distance. However, the place is so nicely maintained, so friendly, and so peaceful, and perhaps that is just what you need when you leave Yellowstone. We were ready to just totally relax, not worry too much about sightseeing. We did go to Mesa Upper Falls and the Johnny Sacks cabin at Big Springs and both were very interesting, scenic, memorable.
We do not stay at KOAs very often, because they are frequently overpriced and somewhat shabby. But we called ahead and reserved here because we wanted to be near some shopping in Kingman, not outside town at Blake. This place has a very off-the-beaten-track location, as it turns out, and has the traditional shabby look of a KOA, but friendly people in the office, which is also typical of a KOA. The site was very narrow and very unappealing. However, as this was the last night of our trip, we figured, "Who cares? We just want a quiet night's rest." Well, that is what we did not get, and this is the only night I can remember in years of motorhoming that we did not get a quiet night. The people next door played loud music, with a strong bass component (irritating to many ears). I finally called the office number after quiet hour had come and gone, but had to leave a message. My husband finally got dressed and went out and asked them to turn the music down. They did. To any motorhomers looking for quiet after a day on the road, find a place that will enforce the quiet hours, not just list them on the rules. The chances are there will be no violators, but if there are, and there is no enforcement, you are going to be frustrated. This is the only review I have written on RV Park Reviews, that I can remember, but we refer to the ratings here very, very often. I have never before been moved to complain about a place. The Kingman KOA is the one that got me going!
I almost hate to recommend this park because we love staying here and would hate to be unable to get in! It is a simple set-up, 12 sites facing the boats moored in the harbor. The greatest asset to this park is the park host, who is always very helpful and pleasant. Everything is run very smoothly and stays here are always nice.
Very nice park, super clean and well-planned. I only wonder why the continental breakfast must be hosted by someone who is aggressively conversational. This was a Monday morning and we didn't go back for the breakfast the next morning. We were not up for the interrogation/friendly interest. We have found this in other Premier RV Resorts. Must be part of the corporate plan.
We were right on the river, and it was wonderfully noisy as it rushed and tumbled. The campground is very nice and very quiet; new owners really friendly and helpful. Everything was super clean, and they are making many improvements. Our campsite was sodded while we were there. The pool and laundry room were about the cleanest I have seen. This park is very close to the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains NP and Cades Cove is a great day trip. Good IGA grocery store about 2 miles away in Townsend. We were in a motor home in May 06.
This was a really friendly campground. We were heading for a state park, without a reservation, but saw this along the highway and decided to check it out. We were helped with enthusiasm and very complete information. Very pretty, shady in most areas. One area of long pull-throughs is not shady but would be very easy to get in and out of. Make sure you turn left when you leave to get on the highway or you will hit a deadend. Motorhome, 2006.
This campground was just what we needed while traveling I-70. It is easy off and easy on, very quiet, and has extremely friendly management. We would stay here again any time we are going through this part of the state.