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06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed here on the Passport rate. The owners are very nice people who will help with anything you need. The place is small, but very nice and relaxing. There is a gate that they close up at night and the owners live on the property, so you don't have to worry about people coming in who do not belong. The restrooms were spotless when we were here. There is a nice, mile long walk behind the campground that goes around a little lake. We really enjoyed our stay here and we will go back. There are a lot of interesting towns to visit in the surrounding area.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have been staying here the last few years and we always enjoy this park. All the hosts and workers are great. They have the breakfast on Sat, local musicians some evenings, ice cream socials, coffee in the clubhouse, and a 4th of July picnic. They have a nice library, and a drop off place for your unwanted items and you can pick up any items for whatever donation you want to give. They have cable TV, and you can wash your rig and car. The laundry is still very reasonable at 1.00 wash and 75 cent drying. There is a fenced in dog run area now. It is a nice relaxing campground. I would give it a 10 for the atmosphere of the campground. I will agree that some 30 amp sites are close, and the sites are gravel.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here over Memorial Day and we lucked out and got the last sewer site. We really like this campground. It can get crowded on holidays, but all coe parks are crowded on holidays. The hosts are always great. We would give it a 10 if it had wifi! We seem to stop here every year and stay from 1 to 2 weeks. There are nice walking trails into the woods. It is just a peaceful place to camp. The base is nearby if you are retired military.
06/2009
rating [ 1/10 ]
We did not actually stay in this campground, just went to the check-in and got discouraged by the lack of knowledge about whether or not we could drive in with our 34 ft rig. The one person said one loop would be OK, and the other said they were not sure and said another place might be easier. We could not see any of the campground from where we parked, but it looked like it was an area with many mobile homes and a few rooms. The roads looked tight so we just turned around and went to another park. Their write up in Passport America sounds like this is a beautiful resort, but we saw no indication of this. Hopefully someone else who may have actually stayed here will post a review. It says they take up to 40 ft RVs, but they told us that with our 34 ft rev we "might" fit into a site or two. The description also said they have full hookups, and my husband asked do you have sewer and she said "No". To him, full hookups means electric, water and sewer. This rate would be the Passport America rate.
06/2009
rating [ 1/10 ]
This is a Passport America park and should not even be listed as a campground in my opinion. This is a very old mobile home park that may be undergoing some kind of change, but it is very run down and if you have to go through the little park you will go over at least 10 speed bumps. There are not 40 total RV sites. Most are occupied by mobile homes. We got here late in the day and said we would just stay, but we took what was a pull through, and another rig came in after us, and even though our slide out was not all the way out, and theirs was not either, the man in the rig next to us had to turn sideways to go between our rigs...now that is way too close. It is also near the busy road and if you don't have your air on it would be unbearable. This should not be considered a campground. They just squeeze you in wherever they can. They list the full price as $30 and the $15 Passport America price was too much. Also, no restrooms or showers. The only good thing about this was that the manager is very nice. But, I would say never even consider stopping here.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a beautiful COE campground. It is huge and is surrounded by water, and loaded with trees. We found out that it is usually booked solid on all weekends, so reservations are recommended. The only downside to this campground is that it is not only crowded on weekends, but over crowded. Some sites had as many as 5 vehicles at them, which is a lot of people at a site. We also found that there are a LOT of dogs. So at times this may not be a peaceful/quiet environment. I had one run in with a small dog as I was walking along the lake. Apparently some people think a 20 ft plus leash on a dog is fine, and a dirty muddy small dog ran up and jumped on me. I was not happy to have mud all over me and the owner just said "oh...did he get you?" Obviously he gets a lot of people. It is also a bit difficult to walk the campground when it is so busy. It seems like the cars never stop coming and going. During the week when most people cleared out it was much nicer. The hosts were nice and helpful. Some of the sites are so huge you could park several large motorhomes on them. I have never seen such large sites. Bath houses are older, but they were cleaned a lot. If this campground did not get so crowded I would give it a 10.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice small campground near Knoxville, Tenn. The Escapees are very nice hosts, so we enjoy staying in their campgrounds. Nice little clubhouse,with potlucks, ice cream socials and social hour every evening. They have a small pool. As far as sites go they are just basic, nothing fancy. One side of the park is easier for larger rigs. Laundry room and bath houses are always neat and clean.
04/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Roads are gravel and most sites have concrete pads, but they are short pads for some big rigs. Nice walking trails around the edges of the park. Back sites are on the bay side. Personnel are nice. Park is usually full with regular travelers in the winter months. Lots of activities going on in the winter. Coffee and cookies in the clubhouse in the mornings during the busy season. Lots of pot lucks and parties in the winter seasons. WiFi access in the clubhouse. Small play area for kids, pool table, shuffleboard table inside. Some exercise equipment in the clubhouse. Lots of fun in the winter months when the park is full. More quiet in the summertime. Right off the base, and close to lots of beach areas.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
We used to camp here every year for a week or two, but this year the rates went up and the service went down. They appear to have a lot of empty sites, but we were told the only one available for a week was one that had half the concrete slab covered with water. When I saw that I told them I was not paying 22.00 a night and be in that type of site, to which they said we could have a water view site for $26.00 a night. And, you really don't see any water. I said no as I didn't want to pay more. The check in person was nice, but the host was in the office and would not stop interrupting as we tried to talk to the check in person. My husband finally gave up and went outside. I then asked about WiFi and was told it was 8.00 a day. Which I thought was excessive. This used to be a very friendly park with great hosts, but I think things are changing. We stayed one night instead of a week. Probably won't be going back for a while, if ever.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice campground, friendly hosts. We usually stop here for a few days, but not long term as there is not a lot to do in the neighboring small towns. This seems to be more for people who have boats and want to spend time on the lakes. Many of the sites are smaller and hard to get into with some larger RVs. They have some newer pull throughs on the upper end of the park that are nice for larger rigs. We usually go for those.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We really enjoy this campground. It has a nice group of people working the campground, and most of the campers who stay here are regulars and very nice and friendly people. We have met a lot of nice people while in this campground. The Air Force Base is near by if you are retired military and the small town of Columbus offers plenty in shopping and eating out. For us this is more of a relaxing type campground, for walking and just enjoying the outdoors. Fishing seems to be the main activity for many of the campers. The sites are nice with many shaded sites, and most have plenty of room between the sites. There are small playground areas for kids.
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