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07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
First of all, lets stress that this park has no water to most of its sites and no sewer anywhere including no dump station. We supposedly had 50 amp power, but it couldn't support both of our ACs. It would brown out with low voltage when they were both on and our surge protector would drop us off the line to protect us. We ended up using one AC for the weekend. Also, there is no bath house or toilet facilities. They were there at one time, but were locked with Private on the doors. Some of the tent campers had special privileges and were using them, but we were told that people with 40 ft motorhomes didn't need bathrooms. Also, we were parked door to door with another camper. Our awning would have extended over the top of theirs could we have extended it. But we had a tree directly in front of our door. And to top that one off, we were told to share the single picnic table with these folks we didn't know. He had signs on his back deck explaining that this was a Low Tolerance park for alcohol usage, and that no campfires were allowed. Now this fellow was as nice as anyone could be, but I didn't even think about breaking any of his rules. He did have a camping spot on a very busy weekend and otherwise we would have been out of luck. But please understand what you are and are not going to get if you camp here. This was how it was for us, and I hope your experience will be better.
03/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is in the older part of town and is not immediately recognizable as a campground from the city street. It does have large KOA signage, but the building looks like a convenience store. You pull around back to register. The park is nice and clean with paved streets. The bath house was in the center of the facility, and not overly far away from anywhere in the park. At night they lock up the front gate to limit access from the street. You get a pass card to open the gate after 7PM. It was too early in the year to use the pool, but it looked nice. We were in the city, so our Verizon air card worked nicely, and wi-fi was available as well. We hooked up to the cable TV and found an abundance of channels. Some were even HD. Our satellite dish found the bird right off the bat as well, so we had lots of TV to watch. But like all city RV parks, this place is tight. We had no picnic table, as there simply isn't room for one in between the rigs. A small tree sort of blocked our door from the unit next door. We couldn't have extended our awning if we had wanted to. Wider sites are available for an extra fee, and they had a picnic table, but since this place was pricey even with the KOA discount, we opted to get by without. On the particular day that we parked in our site, they were resurfacing the road in front of our rig. We couldn't have left if we had wanted to in the morning. Hot asphalt was poured from dump trucks and it was several hours while they spread and rolled the road. That was OK since we purchased two nights, but we found it odd that they didn't inform us about the work. This is a good park for a city location near many attractions. The alternatives are many miles away, so we will be coming back when we need to stay in this area.
02/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had some trouble getting to this campground because there was a fire along the exit ramp and fire trucks had the frontage roads blocked. We could only wait patiently. This camp lies down in a wooded hollow south of the Interstate. I did not notice any adverse road noise, but we were mostly to the back of the property. Since it was winter, the trees didn't have leaves, so we connected with the satellite dish. Our Verizon air card connected to the internet nicely, but wi-fi was also available. This park was kind of tight with the trees, so I had to take it slowly around the roads which were gravel. The sites were also gravel but long enough to park the motorhome and the trailer that we were pulling. There were many long term campers in the main part of the campground, and they had a lot of stuff out in the areas between the rigs. That made it seem a bit junky. The store was clean and nicely stocked, and the people were good to us and courteous. We would more than likely stay again if we traveled along I-20 in the future.
02/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We are Escapee members, so the rate reflects the 50% discount. The membership is $60 a year, so it requires some discounts to get even. An old military camp on a dusty gravel parking area describes this park. Picnic tables are on concrete pads that have old metal roofs over them. Our hookups for electric were on the door side requiring us to string our cord under the coach. Our drivers side was parallel to the exit road and caused us to enjoy the gravel dust as everyone left the camp. Folks stay there while working in the area and leave the camp at all hours of the night and early morning, so sleep was disturbed by engines running while they warmed up, especially in the morning. The fellow that ran the place was really nice to us because we were members, and would have given us a better site if they hadn't been full. There was a group of campers that were some kind of a club having a party. They played loud music and bar-b-cued for several hours. Eventually they had drunk enough beer to begin to hoot and holler with the music, but since it was a week night, they broke up at about 9:30 with many of the visitors roaring out of the park in a cloud of diesel smoke and dust. Pecos is West Texas at its best!!!
12/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed here several times, and since we chose it again, we are well aware of its condition. It is like most KOA's in that it is pricey for an all gravel facility. It could also use some updating, but remains serviceable. It is somewhat close to the highway and the train track but not so close that it was an issue for us. I heard mostly a barking dog off in the distance outside of the park all night. The owner is very nice and immediately recognized we were repeat customers. He put us on the same spot as the year before, inquiring if we had any trouble the last time we were here. His store was clean and well stocked. The bath houses were also clean and well maintained. We drove over to the competing facility to have a look around, and decided quite quickly that the KOA was the right place to be camped! We will more than likely return next year if we travel I-40 into Arizona.
12/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This place is as nice as can be. Clean and well maintained. Everything worked and was convenient to the Interstate on the West side of town. With that said, there in lies the problem, it is too close to the interstate. Noise is very noticeable from the road and its traffic. I-40 is the main highway to anywhere out West, and the traffic doesn't die during the night. While we didn't take advantage of it, we were offered a free continental breakfast in the morning as well. We will stay here again on our way through Albuquerque, and run the A/C units at night to cover the road noise. The folks up at the office couldn't have been nicer to us!!!
12/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
While we only stayed here one night, I'm not sure I would rate it a 3 like the former people did. We didn't eat any pizza since we expect it to be bad. We have our own wi-fi and satellite TV, so that wasn't an issue. And the hookups on our site worked flawlessly. This park is all blacktop roads that are wide and nice. The site pads are all concrete with landscaped areas in between. We do have a dog, and did pick up our droppings. We didn't have any left over droppings on our site from previous guests, but I agree that that increases the yuck factor on a campground where that is a problem. We will still stay here in years to come because it is set way back from the road and not noisy, and for the most part a clean experience as compared to the other alternatives around the town. We have stayed on the east side of town before and did not enjoy the airport and its activity one bit!
12/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
As all the reviews state, this park is really nice, and we found the counter folks to be very friendly. We stayed two nights and had no problems what so ever. Yes, some of the lots are steep in their approach, but the center of the sites are level. Unhooking a 5ver might be an issue in the east end of the park. I agree that this is the nicest RV park we have found in the area. The drawback to staying here long term is the traffic noise on the interstates. The park is in the corner of adjoining roads and has noise from both of them. We ran the A/C units even though it was winter, just to cover the noise with fan noise. All roads are black top except the far west area, and most sites are concrete. The grass is nicely maintained and is on a watering system. We use this park every time we are in OK City !!!
02/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a winter destination snowbird park. Our rate reflects the monthly charge. You pay extra for electricity and trash and sewer. When they park you, it is assumed you will be staying for months on end, so they are very precise to get you aligned with everyone else. They are also careful to not allow you to run over the utilities which are located at the back of the lots. You may need cord and hose extensions, if you are not situated with your hookups on the left rear corner of your rig. As a winter destination park, they have all activities customarily available at these kinds of parks. Some of these activities do have small fees. This park has the nicest wood shop I have ever seen in any RV park. My wife enjoyed the sewing and quilt group as well. The park has gate guards that do check what your purpose is in the park, and restrict traffic after the late hours at night. We seemed secure for our 3 month stay. The park has its own post office that seems to be staffed with volunteers. The hours are somewhat restrictive as you can't pick up packages until the mail is put out in the boxes, about 11 AM. The office closes at 3 PM. Our site number was not our post office box number, but if you received UPS or FedEx, it had to have the site number on it. This was hard to explain to our relatives and vendors that were sending us things. All in all we enjoyed our stay here and have made specific site reservations for next year by putting down a $250 deposit. We have to reserve a pet area site as we have a small dog, and if you walk into areas that don't allow dogs, you will have a resident yell at you quite quickly. This is normal at all the parks we have stayed at here in Mesa in the past. While this park will work for an overnight stay, it is geared to the longer term folks in the winter.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This lady is beyond nice, but becomes somewhat overbearing. There is no office but the owners live on site, and check you in from a golf cart. They would not take credit cards but wanted cash or check. It is basically a large gravel area along the fast moving river. Mostly under trees, it is shady. They have a number of camper cabins. I did feel she priced us based on our rig, and ability to pay. There was no bath house, but rather a door led into the back of their house. It had a couple of washers and one lavatory and shower. I did feel like I was intruding to use the facility, and did not return or ask again. For $40 bucks you would think you would have a public bathroom. The utilities were fine, and the location is really great to the newer part of town.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We seem to stay here every time we pass through. It's water and electric and only 30 amp, but they have a dump station by the bathroom. For a city park it serves its purpose nicely. Under a heavy canopy of trees, the grass is sparse, and mostly the sites are dirt. The spots to the west are more grassy. This is along a small stream that is dammed into a lake. It is a pleasant place. The city cop comes around 8 PM and collects the fee. Its no frills but serves its purpose!
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is our second time staying here at Snowy Peaks. The folks here go out of their way to help you in any way. We were late in making our reservation and got a water and electric site only as that was all that was left. It was 30 amp power, but seemed adequate, as it powered all of our coach with the exception of the second air conditioner. It was not hot during our stay so that wasn't much of an issue. Our site was in a back corner, and much harder to back into, but the owner stayed right with me until we were comfortably parked. The roads are gravel, but were leveled with a tractor. We used the laundry which worked fine. We need to call ahead next time to get a sewer site, so we could stay longer. This park is centrally located to many area attractions.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
All full hookup sites were taken when we arrived, so we had to take W&E. That would have been fine, but that row only had 30 amp electric. We struggled to get our rig powered back to the available amperage. We put the refer on gas and the water heater on gas. Ran only one AC, and still snapped the breaker. This still would have been fine, except for the rate. At $33 per night I would have thought we would have at least had 30 Amp. The owners do work hard to keep a nice facility, but some additional gravel to keep the dust down would be nice. It was quiet along the back, but the highway along the front could cause trouble for light sleepers.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park is quite dated, and the electrical hook ups are old. They seem to work quite fine however. It was quite hot when we stayed and the power never failed. This is a dusty place as it is late summer and the grass is dormant. Otherwise it worked well for an overnight. There was a new Wal Mart back to the North on Highway 50 that was convenient for shopping. All and all the place was fine.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
If friendly office staff would make a campground, this place would be a 10. It is on the side of the hill above the Blue Mesa Lake. It is ten miles West of Gunnison. The roads are dirt! The dust is nasty. They stress driving slow to hold down the dust. Our site was gravel and somewhat level as it was terraced into the hill. The utilities were reliable. One strange thing we thought was that it cost $2 to take a shower. 8 quarters in a slide box like a washing machine. I thought showers came with camping! The Wi-Fi is really iffy if you are parked very far up the hill, and our Verizon air card had only one bar. We did stay connected but slow was an understatement. Many campers stay for months at a time, and lots of sites had park models on them. Some were not very new and generally less inviting. They did remove one of the older ones while we were there. The road to the West was mobile homes. There was a pavilion in the center of camp, that had country music singers on the weekend. They were quite pleasant, and we enjoyed the music. Something we didn't expect! This is somewhat of a fishing camp however. After all its on a lake.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a typical big park in a highly touristy area. The sites are on top of each other, especially for big rigs. I had to be quite careful not to run over the sewer connections. Our lot was not even close to level, and required the full length of our leveler jacks to be even near level. The bathrooms were cleaned every day, but with so many folks using them, they suffered from sand being tracked into them. On a positive note they had food catered into the park for evening meals, which was a nice touch. It is just too many folks jammed into too small an area, otherwise nothing is really wrong. I sighed with relief however, as I pulled out.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is very handy for the Mesa Verde national park. It is a president's award winner KOA and is landscaped nicely on sites by the office and to the East. It becomes more plain as you head West from the office. We were on an end row site which had utility poles very close to our rig. We were not able to extend our awning, and had a tree directly over our satellite antenna. The site sloped away to the South beyond our jacks ability to level the coach. The grounds are all gravel without any grass, if that is a concern. The utilities worked well and the staff was more than friendly. The park is well back from the road, and noise was not an issue.
03/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is perhaps the nicest campground we have ever stayed in. Sites are owned by individuals and sublet back to the park for overnight rental. The site we are on, is a premium site that has a view of Lake Mead in the distance, and a wrought iron table with 6 chairs. Our site is landscaped with too many plantings to count, and landscape lighting. There is very few parts of the park that are not improved with landscaping, and concrete. The roads are all blacktop. The park does have a lot of rules, to maintain the ambiance. If you do not like to follow these rules, then this place would not be for you. There is a gravel campground across the street, where boats and trailers can be parked on a site, and most anything goes. The rate reflects the weekly registration, as they give the 7th night free.
11/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
We came in and asked for 5 nights as were charged a rate, which we paid. Imagine our surprise to find a note on our door claiming we needed to pay more money! Seems the lady had only charged us for four nights. The staff was rude demanding to look at our receipt. Demanded that we pay for another night at the full rate. If you stay here, make sure you have the correct number of nights as they will back end you with additional charges. Their transient parking is in the front of the park along the I 8 freeway and you will not get any sleep all night long. Also they lock the bathrooms at 10 PM so be sure to have you chores done before then. We will never be back, and you should stay away!
08/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
I do not remember ever giving a park a 10 before! This place rates an 11. All sites are concrete and irrigated grass. The sites are 30 x 80. Clean Clean Clean. You can wash the rig, they don't care, since they use water for the grass anyway. The bath house and restrooms were spotless and the laundry was just as clean. They give a discount for Good Sam, but then if you come back, they have a coupon on the park directory page that you can turn in for an additional 5%, so we stayed again on the way home. Add this stay, if your on your way anywhere near!
03/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is an overnight location, on your way to somewhere else. It is right along the highway, and the traffic noise is relentless. The train behind the park runs past midnight, but seemed to not be a problem after that. We were assigned a site that was three sites long. We couldn't leave in the morning because the motorhome in front hadn't left yet. We had to back out from the site. Our driver's side was against the trailer next door as we had common utilities. We faced opposite directions. The sewer was above us on the hill so our sewer wouldn't drain. The camp shower was all tracked with sand and mud, so we showered in the rig. Had to move and connect to a different site to drain the grey tank on our way out. We were looking to get off the road and this filled the bill, but it could have been more convenient. We would use it again, but understand what we would receive ahead of time.
03/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is primarily a fishing resort, with cabins and a motel, as well as concrete RV sites. The sites are nicely sized, and are under the stately old oak trees along the bay. Roads are gravel but have curbs in places. Our site had a lamp post on the drive, which was nice as the park is very dark at night. Wi-fi and cable TV worked well. Showers were next to the office, but we were in the newest part to the back of the camp ground. We had to drive the car or ride the bike to the bathroom. The laundry left something to be desired, as it was not too clean. It was alright to a man's standards, but the wife said we are going into town. This is located on the old business 35 highway 5 miles South of Rockport. The Big Fisherman restaurant is around the corner on Hwy 188. That is an experience in itself. I'm sure we'll be back.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a grassy corner in a farm field on the West side of the interstate. It is miles from other facilities so it is really an oasis like its name. The park offers all the discounts, and has a laundry list of rates depending on which group you are a member with. The best discount was with Passport America, but I used Escapee for 15 percent off. The WiFi worked well but wasn't too strong. The sites are gravel and grass. The office/shower house and laundry was clean. The showers lacked private dressing areas, as you towelled and dressed right in the middle of the room. The road noise was constant, but was about a half mile away, so was not overly loud. This is a convenient stop on your way to Texas, so we plan to stay again.
02/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have spent the last four months here during the 08/09 winter. Our rate is based on the multimonth renewal rate, after the minimum is paid for the first two months. This is a winter destination park, with many many sites. Close to half are for park models, but there is an area V along the back that is intended for big rig RV's. The staff has been friendly, and the activities are too numerous to list. If you want an activity, it is likely available. Pets are restricted to pet area sites, and you are not allowed to walk your pet into non pet areas. Pet relief spaces are in most of the corners of the park, and you are expected to clean up after your pet. Sites are shallow for rigs over 35 feet, with exception of what they call pull through, which are all blacktop sites with hookups, and 70 feet deep. These were mostly used by motorhomes pulling utility trailers.
11/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is out in the desert and has trails all over the desert for walking. Very peaceful at night unless you are out in the front row like we were told to be. The rocks in the front border on being large boulders and make the sites very uncomfortable to use outside. Our small dog had problems walking and would refuse to walk in the rocks. We were next to the highway, and the traffic was steady most of the night. It really picked up at 6 AM for people going into Tucson. The campground does NOT have any bathrooms or showers. You must use your rig for all services. In our travel trailer that becomes somewhat of an issue, as our bathroom is small. The Wi-Fi was there, and I could connect, but there was no internet available. It was like the router wasn't connected to the access point. We did not have a connection the entire time we were there. Some of the folks close to the office did connect to a secondary router that was on a desk, but we were too far away to even see it. Questioning the owners wife was futile as she knew nothing about computers, and insisted that all was working fine. They only accepted cash or a check, no credit cards. I paid for three nights but pulled out after two as we were not happy without a bathroom or the internet. This could be a nice park with minimal improvements.
11/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is next to a storage building facility. It is well kept grass and concrete. There is no gravel. We arrived late because of a flat tire, and the fellow at the desk waited for us to arrive when the football game was on. There are a number of long term campers, but clutter was at a minimum and their rigs were well maintained. The shower building is concrete block and older, but was clean and painted nicely. The Wi-Fi worked well, but the sewer was far back on the lot and required 30 ft of hose to connect. We stayed two nights to repair our blowout tire, but would stay again if we are in the OK City area.
11/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is right off of the interstate, and car and truck noise is a problem. As well you are right off the South end of the Airport runway. The air traffic does die down later at night. The highway does not. The sites are chip gravel, and it does track into your rig. The bathrooms were older but good and clean, and locked. Utility services worked well, including the wifi. We went to the Big Texan for a steak dinner, as the shuttle with the longhorns on the hood comes right to your camper door. A little secret though, if you can't eat the 72 oz free steak in an hour, it will cost you $72. I had a 12oz and paid for it, thank you very much. I would stay here again.
11/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a small place, and several of the folks are long term, but we had one of the only two pull through's. You pull up to a closed gate that faces the road, and when you leave in the morning, they open the gate and you drive right out. The desk wasn't manned when we got there but there was a note to take the open site and she would come see you later. So we did and she came about 8 PM. Nice lady. The park and bathroom is older, but is kept clean. The wifi worked but didn't have many bars of signal strength. We were fine for the night, and I would stay there again.
11/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Yes our dog had problems with the burs in her fur. We kept her on the rocks. The dog walk in the desert is fine for short hair and larger dogs. This KOA is older and has that feel, but the utilities were fine and the showers were clean. The propane was the cheapest in the area, and folks were coming from other campgrounds to have their tanks filled here. This is not a destination campground, but worked for us for day travel to Tombstone and Bisbee. You are a half mile North of the interstate, and the train track, so while you can hear them, it is in the distance. The train does blow its whistle when it goes through town, and you will hear it, but it should only bother the fussiest of sleepers.
11/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
I liked the concrete runners for the wheels of the trailer, and our site was up front but still had the view of the town below. The grounds are desert gravel but were groomed with a tractor and rake. Everything was clean and neat, but on the night we were there the wind was on a rampage. It rocked the trailer for much of the night. Beyond the campgrounds control, but a complication from being on the top of the bluff overlooking the town below. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
01/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed for the entire month of Jan., so the rate reflects the monthly charge. Electricity was extra. This park has three main areas and each was like its own CG. The new North part is as nice as it could be, but we were encouraged not to camp there, as we only had a 30 ft Travel Trailer. They really try to keep the new part for the motorhome and fiver set. We on the other hand were invited to park in the oldest part of the park where the 30 year old park models were. So we had the oldest bathrooms, (Clean) and the older laundry and pool. We were getting along with this OK, until one of the work campers decided that we were not following park rules with our dog. He blamed some dodo in his yard on us, even though we routinely cleaned up after our pet. Turned us in to the office and did his best to get us evicted. Made the whole month's stay miserable. You couldn't even sit outside because everyone stared at you. He had systematically turned all our neighbors against us. The activities in the park are wonderful, and the park is as nice as I have ever stayed in, in the new North part. Cable was good, and I had a cable modem for internet, which they provided with just a deposit, that they never charged to my credit card. My wife was so upset about the work camper neighbor, that she made me leave at the end of the month and vows she will never go back.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is conveniently located along Interstate 25 South of the Springs. But since it is on the frontage road, highway noise is quite prevalent. And then there is the train on the far side of the creek, or small river. It whistles for much of the night, but is about a half mile away. The park is largely gravel with very little grass. Trees were mostly ornamental, and did not provide any shade. There are some planters every now and then that add to the ambiance somewhat. We were escorted to our site, and the fellow stayed as we hooked up the sewer. Perhaps to see how that was to be accomplished. Fountain creek goes over a spillway type dam in the back of the CG and makes a fairly loud rushing water sound, like a water fall. The park has some military families that are long term campers, but they were in the front of the park along the road in a group by themselves. The premium sites had metal patio tables and chairs on a concrete patio. These sites also had barbecue grills. I would rate the place higher, if it didn't seem so much like a big gravel parking lot.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a family oriented CG with all the facilities. The owner spent the evening giving rides to the campers with his Model A Ford firetruck. Then in a group campfire, he played guitar and several of the campers, sang with him. Mostly country type songs. The sites are a bit tight, and some are back to back with common utilities, but they are fanatical about each sight having green grass. Wi-Fi was provided free. The roads and sites are gravel or it could have been a higher rating. This is a good choice.
01/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
The wash rooms are just as bad as the last post says. We did not have the fire ant problem, but we were doubled onto a larger concrete site, where we were back to back with a motor home. The owner has added a bunch of new white rock to hold down the dust that is described in the last post. We were on some of that new rock. We were very glad to find this park as it was late and we just needed an overnight on our way to RGV. For the price you got about what you paid for.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a level, gravel parking area with hook ups, divided with split rail fence. Picnic tables were only half a table with seating on one side. If every site was taken you would be packed in like sardines. They only put campers on every other site. The nicer sites are to the rear of the CG where the extended stay, and motor home folks get to park. The shower house was clean and new. Wifi worked flawlessly. The office and owners home is in a big red barn just as the name says. Its out in the country but only a couple of miles and the trip to Wal mart was easy. We stayed here to go to Precious Moments, that is a must see if you haven't been there yet.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Yes this CG has many seasonal campers. They week end from where ever. It is situated in the oak trees that make up all of the lake Ozark area. While grass doesn't grow much in the back of the camp, they have graveled the entire area and there was no mud even in the rain. Our rate reflects the Good Sam discount that was happily applied. The sites are too close together and the sewers do extend above ground more than I have seen elsewhere. They escorted us to our site and provided wood to help us level out. We had cable TV and it worked well. We did have a fire ring and wood was for sale. The bath houses are old but were clean and serviceable. During the summer months you will need a reservation as they will fill up. The pool looked to be clean and the kids next to us were having a good time of it. The sites along the road are for tenters and late arrivals and do suffer from the road noise from the highway.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Narrow sites in the sewer hookup area. They have sites that are so close together you are almost in a parking lot. They know this is the case, and only sell every other site. But on the big summer weekends I would check out a site before I committed to more than one night. The bathroom/shower for the sewer sites is under the house, with an outside entrance. It was clean enough but lacked ventilation. It was quite hot when we were there and you didn't stay to long in the shower room as it was overwhelming. Trees were very tall and we never had any sun on our site but then it was hot. Didn't even try the satellite dish, as Southern sky was out of the question. The WiFi only worked for two of the four days we were there, and the staff blamed the Geek Squad from the local Best Buy store for not being able to keep it running. This is an old farm place that is many acres, but the actual camp sites only occupy a small portion of the grounds.
10/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
When arriving at the CG entrance driving West, beware of the hard turn onto the road back East to the CG. I couldn't make the turn with the 30 ft trailer and had to go find a place to turn around. This is an older CG that has recently become a KOA. Since it wasn't built as a KOA from the beginning, it lacks the features normally found at a KOA. It has more than half of the sites filled with extended stay folks, some of which are not the neatest. Stay away from the lake activities as the other posts describe, and other than those problems your stay will be fine. Sites were level and the owners were nice and helpful. WiFi worked well.
10/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
The bath house was marginally clean. The CG is old as the other posts explain. And yes there are only about 7 or 8 sites with motor home pull thru access. About 6 more sites are up on top of the hill and available for 5th wheel or larger travel trailers. The remainder of the sites are for pop ups and tenter's, as they are down in a large wooded ravine. I called ahead and made reservations which were confused as to the night of our arrival. WiFi was available free but didn't work much of the time. When I pointed out that it was down the staff told me I needed to give it a break anyway. Excuse me but what does that mean? I might stay again if looking for a quick overnight. This is not a destination campground.
09/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground has many activities for the kids with a lake and a swimming pool. Take the hay rack ride in the evening. It is pricey by Midwest standards as it comes in more like the Eastern CG's in its price structure. The full hookup row, across from the building/bath house is well worn, (not much grass) and rather tight together for the price. Sites could not have been more than 25 feet wide. This makes your neighbors smokey fire right inside of your front bedroom, unless you run the air constantly and keep closed up tight. We were on the end of the row which gave us the view of the lake, but also all of the traffic going back to the North half of the CG. We stayed two nights and went to the Air Force Museum. A must if you are in the area.
10/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
I can't believe we were at the same KOA, that the previous folks were so put out with. When we were there the pool was closed for the season, so we can't rate that. And yes the store lacked the basic necessities. But it was October and they were getting ready to close up for the winter. Our site was fairly level and was rocked so we wouldn't sink in the mud, and there was no signs of mushrooms in the bath houses. WiFi was available for the first night but was so weak that we had to refresh constantly. But the second night it was gone completely, so I had to go find a hotspot up town to check eMail. They raise cattle for milk production in the area, and they do spread the fertilizer on the fields. We noticed this even in town at the Wal-Mart. On the morning we left there was a pungent manure smell, that had the tent camper next to us packed up and gone before breakfast. We enjoyed the Hershey tour and went to the Lancaster area to see the Amish activities. Lancaster is too far away to use this CG as a base camp. Stay more East of Lancaster to be in the center of the Amish villages. There were a number of extended stay campers in the sights towards the back of the CG but there were no abandoned or rusty rigs. Perhaps the new management will get things under control.
10/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
The location of this KOA is its best attribute. Like most KOA's it has the standard KOA building. Bath house was clean and neat but could be remodeled sometime soon. We went to Cape Cod and Boston from here as well as Plymouth. An easy drive to each location. The Sites with sewer are well used and tend to be completely without grass. Some rock or another form of ground cover would have been nice as it rained and we were in a complete mud bog. We were unable to keep from tracking it thru our rig. Make sure you have at least 50 ft of drinking water hose as the water hydrants are at the back of the sites and serve four unit from a common valve. I gave it an 8 based on the activities, pool and amenities, but not on our specific site.
09/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is an old KOA that no longer has the franchise. Since it is no longer inspected by KOA it has slipped from those standards. The bath house looks nice on their web site but was in fact in need of a good cleaning. Cob webs surrounded all of the stall dividers and the floor was filthy. On your way back to your site you pass several extended stay units that have an inordinate amount of junk accumulated around them an have become a real eyesore. Since they did not have sewer in any of the sites they told us to just run our grey water into the bushes. Uck! The dump location in the morning was almost impossible to reach with the 29 ft TT. And it was uphill to boot and the tanks didn't empty. Glad to leave this CG in the rear view mirror.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
While this is just another KOA, with the same building they have at all KOAs, it is one of the nicest I have stayed at. It is in the long needle pine tree forested area. We still have pine needles in the slide out from them dropping all around the RV. The folks were very nice and the showers were not only clean but had radio speakers in the ceiling and played music to make it just a little more like home. This could be a ten, but the sites were only about 25 to 30 feet wide. Made you too close to the sewer for the next guy's rig. The fall colors in New Hampshire are beautiful.
10/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Like the last reviewer we felt insulted to have to pay a quarter to use the shower trailer. There were only two stalls and one didn't have any hot water. We also had to pay the $5 dog fee and the $10 key card fee. They even tried to charge the dog fee the second night, but I called them on it and they took it off. This campground is located on the side of a mountain and is largely a trailer park for full time residents. They have some transient sites, but are not overly keen to rent them. WiFi wouldn't let me connect even with the pass key. Owner had a second linksys router that I connected to as it was open without security. When we left, it was 8:30 AM and the office wasn't open yet, even though it was listed as open at 8:00. We waited for about 15 minutes but finally had to leave because traffic through Hartford, Ct would get bad. Thought maybe they would send me my $10 key card deposit in the mail. So I left the card in the mail drop slot in the door. I'm still waiting, two months later. I hope they really need the 10 bucks. Maybe I could deduct it as charity.
09/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The web site makes this look like its wonderful. In reality it is on top of a almost mountain like hill or ridge. There is a hard switchback on the way up to the camp sites that could be hard for big rigs. We made it with the 29 foot travel trailer, but it is tight. They ask the motor homes with a "Toad" to unhook before you go up. The swimming pool is not on the same level with the campground and is a little far to walk to. They prohibit bike riding up or down the hill, too steep. So can not ride your bike to the pool. We selected this CG based on their New York City tours. We never did get on a tour even though we stayed for five days. So if that is your plan, make reservations well in advance. Their attitude about helping us was "too bad". Many extended stay folks in seemingly empty campers. The one next to us seemed abandoned. Heavily overgrown with grass and piles of wood covered with ratty tarps. Cable TV didn't work at all and WiFi was out part of the time. Showers were reasonably clean.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is hard to find so follow the instructions carefully. Wooded CG with the entire floor of the woods rocked in. Hard to determine where your site ends and the next one begins. They went with you to park so you are located within your site. Clean bath house! Did I mention the clean bathroom? Nice laundry facility. Friendly people. Wish it would have had some grass and wider sites and it would have been a 9. Wifi worked well.
09/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
They only have 39 sites with full hookups. They were rented to extended stay folks and none of them seemed to be there. This is a park like atmosphere with activities that would be found at a private lake. The poor rating is based upon the decline to use the dump station, and the worthless bath house facilities. I was told to use the dump station at Flying J truck stop back at the interstate because it was free. The bath house was made from old non stained wood and was black from water stain inside. You pulled on a chain and received cold water out of a pipe without a shower head on it. The floor was bare concrete that had not been cleaned in forever. There was an old locker in the entrance that has an animal nest in the bottom, where some kind of creature had spent the winter. It had not been cleaned in years. If you just want to stop and stay the night with water and electric, using your own self contained bathroom, this would be all right. The grass was mowed and the lake was a nice touch.
09/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
This CG is on the river and it must flood fairly frequently. It is very run down and has not been renovated recently. The bath house is very dirty and is painted green inside to disguise the mold on everything. Paint is chipped from the walls and there was no supplies such as toilet paper or soap. If you take a shower do not touch the walls as you will then need to shower again. We camped in the large grassy area away from the tight pull thru spots with sewer. We dumped the next morning but found the water supply and hose at the dump station to be ratty and without pressure. We ended up with mud all over. Nice! So do your self a favor and pass this CG by.
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