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07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed our stay at this very clean and well maintained RV park and marina. We opted out of staying near the French Quarter, but found this location to be just right with our plans to head to Slidel upon our departure. The drive to the French Quarter was about 7 miles if you did not use their $5 shuttle. The pool, hot tub, and utilities, including Wi-Fi, were all top notch and in great working order. The bathrooms were sufficiently spacious and sinks provided more than enough counter space for shaving. I would definitely stay here again to take advantage of their facilities and water activities. My only compliant was the roads just outside this campground were rough and need improvement.
07/2012
rating [ 4/10 ]
I was once again more than underwhelmed by the quality of the RV facilities at our National Parks. Although not tightly configured "parking-lot style" like Yellowstone, the RV sites were adequately long and provided basic electric, water, sewer, and cable, but many (including ours) were unlevel side-to-side as well as front-to-back. Unfortunately the bathhouses did not include showers and lacked even simple shelves and/or hooks necessary to hold your shave kit. I imagined some bureaucrat in Washington declaring, "Let them use their RVs," when I asked the host where the showers were. I was told to follow a paved path for a short 5-7 minute walk to the nearby Mather Campground. They tell it to you this way so they don't have to say it's nearly a mile round trip. I measured it at 4/10 of a mile each way from the RV village entrance. If you're in the back of the village you'll walk least a mile. Luckily they do have parking if you can drive and avoid having to take a shower after walking back from your shower. Did I mention they are coin operated? Two dollars for eight minutes. This is long enough for most folks but you can't incrementally add additional quarters so if you have long hair enjoy the extra minutes of hot water to "get your money's worth." Forget Wi-Fi or cell coverage at this facility. For that we were directed to the local market. Unfortunately we were consistently frustrated when the Wi-Fi was down for over two straight days. (The "IT professional was out sick" we were told). I just can't help from feeling RV'ers are second class citizens at these National Parks and that the RV facilities are just an afterthought. Unfortunately they are the only game in town so if you want to stay at the park you'll put up with mediocre quality and lack of amenities. The location is most of my rating of 4 for this RV park. I would consider the RV park in Tusayan if I returned. Tusayan is just 7 miles South of GC Village just outside the park.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Simple, but well kept KOA. Offered free "Continental breakfast" of muffins, hardboiled eggs, and other such baked goods you'd usually get at the Sam's Club or BJs. Bathrooms could use updating. While very clean, they appeared to be some type of modular building that was retrofitted with lined shower stalls. The stalls are rather small although they incorporate a seat. Sufficient bathroom shelf space but the mirror is too low for tall folks. Overall, this KOA is a known entity in the middle of nowhere.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This resort was a major destinations of our cross-country RV trip and it did not disappoint. Just outside Zion NP, it offered many activities for activate families with kids and especially teenagers. (Note the horseback riding, ATV, and zip-lines were weight limited to 250 lbs.) Our family really enjoyed the twin outdoor pool and hot tubs. The resort is an eclectic mix of lodges, cabins, tent, and RV sites. Overall the facilities are top notch and the shower rooms are large and individually enclosed. Effective ventilation was hit or miss amongst the shower rooms. With many more cabins and tent sites, the shower facilities are heavily used and it showed. A lot of trail dust and dirt accumulated over the day in the showers. Overall the shower facilities were not at KOA standards. We were also surprised at the limited laundry facilities. Only two washers and 4 dryers. These were the only negatives we observed during our stay. The bathrooms, within the same building but not connected to the showers, were clean and contained sufficient counter space and lighting. The RV sites are more than adequately long, and blacktopped, but were not completely level. Further grading, weeding, and landscaping around some of the RV sites would better complete this section. The on-site restaurant was top notch, although pricey. We had a great dinner and breakfast during our stay. The staff was attentive, engaged, and professional. The host was more than accommodating when my family wanted to extend a day. Even thought the RV park was completely full, they provided us a full-service employee RV site. This accommodation alone demonstrates the extent Zion Ponderosa Ranch & Resort will go to make your stay memorable and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this facility, with or without a RV, if you are visiting this part of Utah. I was really glad I could leave my trailer behind when visiting Zion National Park.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Simple, but well kept KOA. Offered free "Continental breakfast" of muffins, hardboiled eggs, and other such baked goods you'd usually get at the Sam's Club or BJ's. Bathrooms could use updating. While very clean, they appeared to be some type of modular building that was retrofitted with lined shower stalls. The stalls are rather small although they incorporate a seat. Sufficient bathroom shelf space but the mirror is too low for tall folks. Overall, this KOA is a known entity in the middle of nowhere.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
A clean and no-frills RV park. Very pricey for the location and amenities. We were especially annoyed at the lack of a Wi-Fi connection after a storm passed through in the early evening. (No further service during our one night stay). I just don't think these RV parks understand how connected everyone is while traveling and how important a stable, high-speed Wi-Fi connection is. Bathrooms were clean but small. Hosts were extremely friendly and personable. They also manage a gift shop that had many interesting items including petrified wood and rocks.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was a great campground close to Mammoth Cave National Park. Long, level gravel sites with plenty of room from your neighbor. This RV park was extremely well maintained and clean. The host was very friendly and extremely helpful and informative. The bathhouse was one of the cleanest and thought out that I've seen. Plenty of room to hang clothes, towels, and ditty bags. It was well ventilated and the mirrors were mounted higher than most to accommodate tall folks. I would highly recommend this owner-operated campground that is a short drive to the NP entrance. The only negative was the spotty Wi-Fi service. Signal was great at the park office but was intermittent in our RV.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Typical high-quality, full amenity KOA. Very friendly and helpful staff. The ticket service they provide for Branson shows was a time saver and the campground is close to the Branson strip. Wi-Fi service was great but the back-in site we had was narrow. Fortunately the park was not full this day and they let us park our vehicle on the adjoining site. The bathroom was very clean, but small. Showers appeared to be 3' X 3' which is tight for large people. The hot tub was really great. Multiple type heads that really soothed the body after a long day on the road. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this campground to others.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great little RV campground. Flat, long blacktop pads. At some sites (ours) the campfire pit was too close to adjoining rigs to use. Great campground for local travel. Very friendly and welcoming host. Bath house, while clean, could use more hooks, shelving, and bigger sinks. I would camp here again and recommend this location to others. We did not have time to visit the coal mine.
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