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06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
First a word of warning. As you approach the CG it looks like you will be blocked by a covered bridge with 8.5' clearance. Don't panic, the road to the CG turns to your right just before Thorpe bridge. The real dangers are the speed bumps. Since the roads are heavily graveled you can't see them and they are vicious. Some are at an angle which twists the frame of your RV. Unhook and drive to your site so you can locate the bumps. We stayed in 105 up on the hill overlooking the lake. Sites on "Bliss Ridge" are definitely the best. Pull thrus are OK but you lack the privacy of the ridge. Lot of wooded camp sites that also afford privacy. Lake is clean and lot of fish. Water and electric were fine. WiFi was lousy at best. Showed strong signal but took forever to load a site and many times simply wouldn't load. Verizon signal weak but useable. Not many sites will give you a clear shot for your TV dish. They have a very nice pool. Offer miniature golf, shuffleboard, nice playgrounds for the kids, rental golf carts, hiking trails, fishing in lake, and trout stream, etc. Staff very friendly and helpful. The laundry has two smallish washers and dryers, $2 per load. Totally unacceptable for a Campground this size. Approx 18 miles to nearest grocery store. 60 or so miles to a supermarket. Few, if any, decent restaurants within 25 miles. Despite the few negatives, this is a a great place to stay. We stayed for two weeks and wish it had been longer. Look forward to returning.
05/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Could be a 10 but the owner is satisfied with average to almost below average. Once you turn off the main road slow WAY down. The roads are full of potholes. Bad enough to damage your rig if you are going faster than a crawl. The owner is aware of this but refuses to fix. Our site (160) was long, level and spacious. Can't say the same for all of them. Lot of seasonal campers but they keep their sites neat and add to the campground. Verizon was strong. WiFi was spotty at best. Pool was sparkling. Now for a rant: I get tired of reading reviews complaining about no place to walk their dog or nothing for kids to do. Ever considered calling and asking if it is that impt? Dumpster was a hike. Should have pickup, but unlikely given owners attitude. We would stay here again since it is only decent campground near Cleveland.
05/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
First, and most impt, the road in is difficult to say the least. The first 75% is a narrow 2 lane road with no shoulder. The last 25% is one lane. Two RVs cannot pass. An RV and a truck can't pass. Highly suggest that if you have a tow vehicle, unhook before you take access road and let tow vehicle lead the way. Once you get there you will be greeted by the wonderful owners/mgrs. They are proud of their campground and in many ways show it. Grounds are well kept. This is essentially 3 CGs. The sites that back up to the river (actually on hill 40' above). They are spacious and level, but the asphalt pad is short so you may have to put your rear wheels on the grass as we did. The center sites are long pull thrus. But some are far from level and you may have trouble leveling. The further away from the office, they become almost level. The sites that back up to the woods also are far from level and short. Suited for TTs. There is no cable. River and pull thrus can get satellite signals. No Verizon service. They do have a phone you can use. The dumpster was .4 miles from our MH and they don't offer pickup as they should. Beautiful pool, office, bath house and laundry was .25 miles from our MH. Despite these negatives this is a beautiful place to stay. Make your Rez far in advance since the riverfront sites are mostly taken by seasonals. Very quiet. We would definitely stay here again.
05/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Agree with all prior positive statements. This is not a destination, it's a stopover for a night or two. Basic no frills campground. It does have Wi-Fi but weak. Verizon strong. The sites are an odd mix. All of them are long, very long, but some have utilities at the back of the site meaning unhooking is mandatory. Not what you want in an over night stop. Sites are level. Some turns are tight but we had no trouble with our 42' motorhome. Road in and out has some potholes, which I suspect will be fixed if the rain ever stops. We would stop again. Also close to Huntsville which has much to see and do.
05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great place to stop over or spend some time. Sites are large and level. Staff, great. Maintenance good. BUT they should be embarrassed about the condition of the interior roads. Lots of potholes that they have apparently tried, without success, to fill. I'm sure this will be fixed soon. Our 3rd stay here, we will be back in the fall. Can't go wrong here.
05/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
I believe that a campground should be rated on what it has. This is a stopover park, not a resort. The manager could not be nicer: Call 10 minutes before arrival and he is sitting at the entrance ready to lead you to your site and help you hook up. Sites are level. Some road and train noise, but if you are closed up it won't be a problem. 70+ TV channels on cable. You'll have to unhook if you want other than truck stop food. Diesel just across the street, cheaper than Pilot. Very easy in and out. Truck/RV wash across the street. In summary, this is THE place to stop if you are headed N or S on I-75.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a first class CG. I would like to have given it a 10, but there are a couple of cons that prevent that. The Wi-Fi is wimpy, often barely working. A few of the sites are pretty narrow and another few are not level. Otherwise the CG is a clear 10. The pool was spotless and warm, 83 degrees. Very little road noise. The sites are going to be reworked to improve them and level them. The staff is first class. The one who directed us to our site is a great guy. He seemed to know every guest by name. Entering the CG is a bit challenging. The drive is very steep, but easily manageable if you take your time. Yep, we will be here again, sometime in the spring. Do yourself a favor and book reservations there.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This rating is based upon considering this campground as a stop over. The roads were gravel, as were the sites, but lots of gravel, so little if any dust. Sites were wide and long. The grass between the sites was manicured. We are 55' plus long and had plenty of room. We did not get there until 7:10pm and the manager was there waiting on us to show us a site and help with hookup. One of the best managers. We have ever had the pleasure to meet. He obviously takes a lot of pride in the appearance of the campground. Some road noise and there was a train, but it was far enough away that the sound was pleasant. I think that they have added some sites, but to be safe, call ahead. You will find this a great place to stop over. We will definitely stay there again.
10/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not a bad place, all things considered for a night or two. Sites are decent size, fairly level.....but....some of the longer pull throughs are actually set up for two coaches, nose to tail. One with 30 amp, one with 50 amp. A lot off the sites have only 30 amps - some have no sewer. No Wi-Fi. No cable and Verizon signal is very weak. Roads and sites are gravel in fairly good condition. So be sure you reserve exactly what you need. Cash or check only. No lake, just a pond. Owner is grumpy at first, but is really a nice guy if you give him a chance. IMPORTANT! As you pull in be ready to make a sharp turn to the right to get in the right traffic pattern. Otherwise, you have to exit the campground and start over. Turn is marked, but you are in it before you know it. This is a stop over campground, not a destination but it is very close to the Natchez Trace, which is a plus. Almost forgot, the restaurant next door is presently closed. If for a night or two, we would stay here again.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
About as good as you can get for a 1 or 2 nighter or longer. Sites are laid out for easy entry and exit. Only 30 sites so make reservations. While we were here, 2 other RVs pulled in to find that the campground was full. We would definitely stay here again.
10/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Good overnight campground. Would not recommend for more than 1 or 2 nights max. Sites are tight, but doable, dirt with some gravel. Not a place if there is rain. Have to give them credit for one thing, best Wi-Fi we have had in 4 years. Far, far better than some of the fancy "resorts" we have stayed in at a much higher rate. We would stay here again, but only for a night and we couldn't find another place.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful well kept CAMPGROUND. Some of roads are tight, but manageable. Staff was super. Two negatives: Wi-Fi was anemic or non-existent; speed bumps were borderline dangerous no reason for them to be as high as they were and for the price the cable TV only had local stations. Very cheesy. When you book here try to get a site that faces generally north so the pm sun doesn't hit the passenger side. This was our second visit and we will be back. Almost forgot (gotta love local laws) you can wash your rig, but not your car.
09/2013
rating [ 2/10 ]
Keep looking. Road to campground is not good. Lots of sharp turns and hairpins. You have to go past the campground to the golf pro shop to check in. When we called about 30 minutes out they didn't bother to tell us that. The drive into the campground is narrow and requires a very careful turn. Have to make 3 (or more) point turn to get to first row. Pads are crumbling asphalt. Site is dirt. No where near level. Doubt you will be able to level even with pads. No TV. We asked for a site that would allow us to use our dish. Host didn't have a clue as to which ones would. We finally got it to work. Glad we unhooked at golf parking lot, would have been near impossible to find a level spot in campground to unhook. Grossly over priced for what little they have to offer. As I said, keep looking. In 4 years this campground ranks in the top 5 of the worst ones we have stayed in. We would Not stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not as close to SF as we would have liked, but it seemed to be the best bet. Guess it was 30+ miles from BART, further from SF. The front half of the CG is old, tired and full of full timers and transient workers. Spaces are dirt and close together. Clouds of dust when a vehicle comes through. Lot of junk around the RVs. Would not stay in front area. We stayed in the back which was a little better than OK. Our site was reasonably large, but a bit tight getting into. The road in front of us was paved, ergo, no dust. Only back ins in the rear of the CG. Wi-Fi better than most CGs. Verizon signal weak. The breaker on our power pole blew out. Called and after quite some time, got the owner on the phone (office closed for night) to report this. He suggested we try to extra power pole (for some reason they have two of every thing at each site) which has worked fine, but even though it has been over a week, the breaker has not been replaced. But for SF, this is not a place we would stay again. But if you plan on spending most of your time in SF, this place is adequate for that or a one nighter.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is our third stay at a Premier RV this trip. All have been great. Redding is perhaps the best. This is actually 2 CGs. The original part which has a mixture of large and small sites, lots of trees but close to the pool. We stayed in the new section (sites 100-115). Sites are huge, private with little touches like hedges to hide the sewer hookups. If you have a big rig, you definitely want to stay in the new section. Staff great. Had an electrical issue w/ our coach, and the manager (who has gotten bad press in prior reviews) spent over an hour trying to figure out what was wrong and help us fix it. When we couldn't, he found someone who could. Pool, while smallish was super clean and very enjoyable. The only con would be that the Wi-Fi was a bit weak at times, but isn't it always wherever you stay? Very little road noise. Lots to do around Redding. Strongly recommend this park for either a night or two, or three weeks as we did. Try it, you will be glad you did.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a stop over campground, not a destination. We stayed in a large pull through. All hookups were fine. The park is largely full of permanents or seasonal. But they keep their sites reasonably neat. Wi-Fi was OK. Verizon signal was great. A long (87 miles) drive to Crater Lake is worth the effort. The road is good and scenic. Good shopping to resupply. We would not seek this place out, but would stay again if it fit our plans.
07/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is our second Premier RV Resort (Clarkston, WA the first). We called in the spring for reservations and were told that they were full for the time we wanted, but they would see what they could do. Got a call back in just a few minutes confirming our reservations for 3 weeks. We stayed in a pull-through on the lower level. There was a bit of road noise, but nothing bad. It was, as others have said, somewhat tight, but if you are careful you will have no problems. The back-in sites on the upper level are much better. Bit more room, but the view of the Pacific is great. The manager was great. Staff behind the desk was a real jewel. We were led to our site and an offer of help was made. The Friday night appetizer party is a great way to meet and greet your fellow travelers. Wi-Fi was anemic, but then is almost always is where ever you stay. Verizon signal was weak. If you want to walk on the beach, take the tunnel under 101, and ride the elevator of the Spanish Inn to the beach level. It can be a bit chilly on the beach. Pier 101, just north of the park on the weekends has the best and largest (and I mean huge) prime rib you can imagine. Tidal Raves, south of the park, has great food and great views. Pacific City, north of the Park, is a great day trip. The Pelican restaurant has the best claim chowder in the area. You can drive on the beach if you like, but not such a good idea unless you have 4 wheel drive. All along 101 there are scenic turnouts which are perfect for viewing and picnicking. Newport to the south is a nice place to visit, especially if you are into art. There is no place nearby where a large RV can get diesel, so better fill up before you get there, especially if you are headiing south from LC. If you have an issue with your coach, we can highly recommend Mike's RV Service. This is a GREAT place and we hope to visit it again.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice park. Looking around you can see that they are upgrading everything. Sites are nice and wide with concrete "strips" for the tires with gravel between them. It would have been a better use of the concrete to make patios. There is lush grass between the sites that is so deep that the chairs sink in. That's why they need patios. Pool and spa are very clean. Front office is very helpful and friendly. Somehow our reservation turned out to be a 30 amp site. They jumped right in and found a 50 amp site. The front of the CG was near a truck stop, but the sound was no problem. The area is full of wineries. Great place for a few days, even a week, and a great place as a stopover. We would definitely stay here again.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
The 7 is an overall rating and is generous. We were on a waterfront site facing the Snake River. The site was well maintained with paved pad for RV and concrete pad for us. The site itself was a 10. But there are issues with the park overall that makes a 7 rating generous. First, after unhooking we did a quick run by the site we were assigned. The one next to it was much better, empty, and we asked for it. They said it was booked for the time (3 weeks) we were there, but the longest anyone stayed was 3 nights leaving the site vacant for well over half the time. Problems: bad odor from time to time because the garbage often overflowed; the roads were tight (it took a 5 point turn to get out of the site), and some of the sites in the back simply did not have enough room to park their cars/trucks. That made it difficult to drive through the park. Wi-Fi was between frustrating and non-existent. When I went to inquire re any problems with wi-fi, I was told that they may have problems and if I wanted service I had to call the provider. That's right, if I wanted it fixed I had to do it myself. I did, seems like they don't have enough band width for a park that size. We could not get Wi-Fi in our RV even though we were 50' from the main antennae. Outside the RV you had to be more than 20' from the RV to get service. They turned the sprinklers on almost nightly and as much water got on our RV as the grass and the office staff was not helpful and knew nothing about the park or how to run one. If you plan on staying here, don't if you can't get a river front site, you should probably look elsewhere. Definitely look elsewhere if you need Wi-Fi service. When I went to the office to let them know we were leaving, the person there just looked at me and said "OK" Not thanks for staying, hope you had a good time, etc. Never happened before. Despite what is said above we would stay there again, only if we could get one of the river front sites.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice park. When you pull in you may think you are in a nursery due to the flowers everywhere. Lush green grass between large, level sites. Friendly staff. If you stay here try to get a site in rear of park; otherwise you will have a lot of road noise. If you rely on a satellite be sure to survey the available sites as many sites will have the signal locked by trees. My one gripe is that they water the grass every night. And they were aimed directly at our coach. When I called it to their attention they said nothing that they could do about it. The sound of the sprinklers hitting our coach in the wee hours was not very pleasant. Not to mention our chairs, etc. got soaked every night. We would stay here again if we could get a sprinkler proof site.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This CG is a 10, but rates an 8 for two reasons. We had reservations 6 months in advance for 2 weeks. I requested a couple of sites but was told that they didn't reserve sites. When we checked in and asked for a couple of sites we were told that they were reserved. Oh well. The CG is kept in immaculate condition. While the roads and sites are gravel, they are hard packed so that there is little, if any, dust. The views are spectacular. The bathrooms were spotless. Staff friendly and helpful. If you stay here, and you should, there are 3 things you should put on your list to do. Visit Virginia City. Spend some time at Norris Hot Springs. Great soaking pool, good food, cold beer and decent wine. And last, but by no means least, dine at Continental Divide. This restaurant is at the front of the CG so you can walk. The ambiance is a 4, the food a 5. Bit pricey, but well worth it for a special dinner. We will definitely be back.
05/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great campground. In 4 years this is the best place we have stayed. Sites are well spaced and some are huge. Lots of grass and mature trees. The trees can interfere with your satellite, but they have cable. Water pressure is good. Wi-Fi is strong and reliable. Verizon signal strong. We were in site 40 that allowed us to use our dish. The Wind River flows behind the campground, and many sites back up to the river. There is one grocery store in town that is well stocked. Two or three restaurants. Lots of places to hike and mountain bike and fly fish. The only con is that this campground is either in the middle of nowhere or close to it. 86 miles to the closest hospital. Jackson and Yellowstone are close enough for a day trip. We were here the last half of May, which may be a bit early. Lows in the mid 30's every night. Suspect that from mid June to mid Sept the weather would be warmer. We will definitely come back.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Ditto prior positive reviews. Excellent place for stop over. Our pull through was plenty long, so we did not have to unhook. Manager/owner was very friendly. Only a few sites filled when we were there and I wonder if it wouldn't get a bit tight if fully or nearly full. We would not hesitate to stay again.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you are on the front row (be sure to ask for it as they go fast) you are right on the Mississippi river. You can sit in your rig and watch the barges and paddle wheelers go by. The second row at the far end is also a great location with an almost unobstructed view of the river. Friendly staff. We were led to our site. Sites level and large, with every other one a concrete pad. Gigantic fields to run your dog or play softball. However, a train comes by quite often and blows it's whistle again and again. The interior roads leave a lot to be desired. The road into (and out of) the park is very narrow and if you meet another RV you are going to have one heck of a time passing each other. Highly recommend that you unhook and let the toad lead the way. There is little shopping nearby and, frankly, the neighborhood closest to the park is suspect. We left a day early due to the Mississippi rising. in 5/11 the park was under 20' of water. A couple of days after we left they closed the park until the waters receded. This is a problem in the spring. Despite the cons we strongly recommend this park and have stayed there twice and will again. Did I mention the view of the river?
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We think this is the best CG in the area. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Some supplies in office. We were led to our site. Strong Wi-Fi and Verizon signals. Cable TV with many channels. Garbage pickup in the am. Plenty of shopping and dining nearby. Very quiet. Easy access propane fill up. However, since the park is cut into the side of a hill, many, if not most of the sites are not quite level. I doubt you could level on some of them. The interior roads are in very bad condition. Some of the sites are very, very close together. So, if you stay here be sure to check out your site. We had to stay an extra 4 days while waiting on parts to fix our slides and they were most accommodating. And, get this, they have a wash station for your RV. Coin operated pressure wash system just like the ones you see for cars. Why more CGs don't have them escapes me. The only problem is that the road leaving the wash bay is awful. Despite the seemingly low rating this is a good place to stay and we would definitely stay here if in the area again.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
One thing keeps this from being a 9 or 10. It is the interior roads speed bumps. I thought the frame of our MH was going to drag on a couple of them. Otherwise this is a great CG. This was our 3rd time staying there. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly (especially if you are an Auburn grad). You are led to your site and help offered to hook up. The sites are level and, if you stay on the back (be sure to ask for a site in the back) where we were, the sites are at least 35', if not 40' wide and angled such that you have a lot of privacy. All utilities work fine. Little if any road noise. Shopping and dining within 10 minutes, if not 5. In the rear of the CG is a small lake (or large pond) that has a paved track around it. Great for some exercise. Whether you are passing through or want to spend a few days, this is the place. Having stayed 3 times, obviously we would return.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good place to stop while heading E/W on I-10 or N/S on I-75. Sites were level, but somewhat narrow. Park was reasonable well maintained.. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Wi-fi wasn't working while we were there. Good Verizon signal. Lot of road noise from I-10 GPS may not get your here so put in as an intersection I-10 & US 441, Park is located in N@ corner of this intersection about 3 miles E of I-75. They do have a laundry list of rules, but they let us wash the frontt of the coach to debug it. We would probably stay here again, but only as a over nighter.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very good campground for a stay over or for a visit. Sites are very large, level and well graveled. Roads are gravel and there is little dust. Staff is very friendly. Elec and water are reliable. CAUTION if you stay here be sure to use a pressure reducer on the water as the psi is 120. Strong WiFi signal. Verizon works well. Thiis is our 3rd stay here and look forward to coming back.
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Despite the appearances when we first pulled in (pool, yard chess and checkers, etc) we became somewhat disillusioned after got settled in. For the rate we paid you would expect more and roads filled with pot holes. Entry roads that had the trees trimmed rather than scratching the side of your rig. Wi-fi and Verizon signal were strong and reliable. Staff was friendly and helpful including escort to site. Lower rating based upon cost benefit and bad roads. We would stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 2/10 ]
This CG is vastly overpriced. We checked in after hours and were greeted with a $37 rate. The sites were narrow, deeply rutted (makes it difficult to use levelers) and dirt when dry and mud when it rains. After looking around I now understand why they don't publish their rates. This should be your CG of last resort. Look elsewhere, for the money you deserve better. No way would we stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
I agree with all that has been said positive by prior reviewers. Paved roads, large concrete pads and patio areas, and well maintained grass areas. The sites that are "staggered" so that you have a view of the lake rather than the drivers side of your neighbor's coach. Some sites have a lot of trees that may block access to a satellite, but that have good cable. Wi-Fi and Verizon signals strong. In short, this is a Great campground, one you should not miss. We will be booking 2 months for our next stay. Did I say this is a great CG?
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Difficult to rate. View of lake (if you are on the waterfront) is great. The seasonals were very friendly. Hard to find the entrance as you approach. If from the south the entry is just before you get to the corner where the Hoss store is. If you miss it, you will have to find place to turn around. Despite what RVParkReview says, they advertise wi-fi and a Verizon signal. If you were very lucky you might get a Verizon signal (AT&T works well, I was told). Wi-fi rarely worked. To try, you had to go to the hamburger stand at the entrance of the park. The place was swarming with flies and the smell of the grease fryer. And then wi-fi worked maybe 50% of the time. And if you were able to log in you had a very good chance of being kicked off. Road noise is very loud thanks to the trucks that passed by. BUT the area and people were great. Lots of scenery. Campground had a lot of trees (could affect your dish). Don't take me as a complainer, just trying to give some insight on this campground . Despite the problems above, we would stay here again. If you need reliable wi-fi, this is not the place.
08/2012
rating [ 2/10 ]
It took us 30 minutes to check in, and then they did it wrong, and I had to show them how to do it. They advertise wi-fi. It never worked unless you were in the office. I asked them if there was a problem and was told that they had a power outage recently. I suggested that they reboot the router and was told that couldn't be done since it was on top of a pole. The next day I asked again, and was told that I didn't know what I was talking about and that the wi-fi worked fine. Fine if you are in the office and had the password for the secure office service. Never have been treated with such rudeness. The other reviews are hard to understand given the attitude I was faced with. Heavily treed so your dish doesn't work and they have no cable. If you like to be treated rudely and not have wi-fi or cable, this is the place for you. I wouldn't stay here again if they let me stay for free. Did I mention that the pull through site we had was 2' out of level? When asked if I could change was told that this was our site and the others were reserved. No one showed up for 4 sites near ours while we were there. Again, rudely.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Staff very friendly, but with a park this big they should escort you to your site. Most of the pull-throughs are incredibly long. Several would accommodate 2 RVs plus toads. This is actually two parks. One in front that is heavily treed and then the field for others that has virtually no shade or vegetation. Treed sites are almost all filled with seasonal renters who are not very friendly. Close enough to Bar Harbor, shopping and good restaurants. The pull-through sites could stand some work. We were here 3 weeks and it rained almost very day or night. The ground got soggy, but manageable. Good water pressure, electric service never let us down and Wi-Fi was very good. All in all a decent place. Not sure if we would stay here again or look elsewhere when we return. Would not recommend if you are not self contained since bath house is a long hike and laundry room is likewise a long hike.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great park, one to stay for a while. Pros: the pull through sites are wide and long (some back-ins might be not as wide; Wi-Fi is strong and consistent; cable TV with over 50 channels; grass is in good condition and obviously well tended to; nice owners/mgrs; bathrooms, while dated, look and smell clean; roads in good condition and not dusty; while quite a few seasonals, their sites are clean and the people are friendly, we saw several of them we met 2 years ago who came up and welcomed us back; very, very quiet at night. Cons: I can't figure out why the roads are laid out the way they are, suggest you walk or drive in your toad before pulling into your site. The manager went with us so that we could go the wrong way to better get to our site. That's it. Lots of pros, very few cons. One prior review apparently lowered his/her rating based upon the lack of a pool. No where in their advertisement do they say they have a pool. It is a disservice to the campground and those of us who rely on these ratings to complain about the absence of something they never said that they had in the first place. Review it on the basis of what it has, not what you would like for it to have. Tip: we have developed a checklist for campgrounds. We have it in front of us when we call to make reservation. Many questions are answered by the web site, others have to be asked, i.e., do you have N facing sites (sun on passenger side in the afternoon). Another reason we use this checklist is that you get a feel for the attitude of the manager. I use a combo of Woodall's, RVParkReviews and my questionnaire in deciding whether to book reservations. In 3 years we have had only miss using this technique. This is our second stay here (two weeks this time, three last) and will be back for in a month for another week. Great place and will be back.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very good campground. Pros: excellent, helpful staff; lots of amenities; a bus stop at the campground that takes you to metro and then to down; grounds well kept; Wi-Fi good but spotty at times; lots of cable TV stations (important since trees block dish in many sites); good water pressure; electric did not hiccup. Cons: many of sites are very, very narrow, slides almost touch; on the back side of CG have lot of road and metro trail noise; not many other cons except the most important one: price! For $65 you should get a site that is wide enough to open your slides without fear of hitting your neighbor. My advice is to get here as soon as they will let you check in and have them show you the site that they assign you to. We did that, didn't like the one they showed us and they went out of their way to find us one (1702) we liked. The only reason we might not stay here again, is the price.
05/2012
rating [ 2/10 ]
This place, simply put, is a DUMP. The only way that they could have gotten a 5 star rating would be for the owner to have a last name of Woodall. The place is enormous and laid out kind of helter skelter. Since the park was way less than 1/3 full, you would think that we would have been escorted to our site. Nope. We unhooked and after about 10 minutes found the premium site they bragged about. A sea of mud, no grass, no gravel and to make it even more special the picnic table had to be moved since it was in the middle of the site. We go back to the office and request a better site. To their credit they gave us the choice of a number if sites, all either all dirt or grass and dirt, the grass had not been mowed or cared for since George Washington marched through here. Now for the good things: no Wi-Fi unless you want to pay for it. Poor Verizon reception. Narrow roads that make it almost impossible to drive a large rig through the park. So many trees that our dish didn't work. The office said to to site 164, it has great reception. A wall of trees around that site. They suggested another, worse. Finally they said we could move into the "premium" section and have cable. They gave us the choice of 4 sites. We found the one we liked and went to the office to be told that all of them on their list were reserved but that they did have one. This site was so small and narrow we could not have parked our Jeep in it. And if another RV was next to us, we would have to be careful opening out door so as not to hit them. In short, you stay here you have no one to blame but yourself. Notice I said nothing about the jets that scream overhead as correctly stated in a prior review. We knew this and were sort of looking forward to watching them. I think that this may have been the only plus we found. We would not stay here again, even if they paid us.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
First a word of caution. As stated in previous reviews, it is impossible to follow the signs into the campground. Coming from the west you take exist 1-C. The ramp is VERY short and the entrance to the CG is at the end of the ramp. But to make it into the park you would have to make a 180 degree turn on narrow roads that are only a few feet apart. In other words, you take your life in your hands. You can proceed about a block until you see the RV repair place on the right. Pull in front of them, unhook and turn around and go to the park. Once you get there you will find large shaded sites with large concrete pads. The trees are such that it is unlikely you will be able to use your dish. We could not make the cable work. Place is clean and as stated there is a lot of noise from the interstate. We backed into a site on the river that provided a restful place to sit and watch the river go by. Hiking and biking trails go through the campground. For some reason, the grass around our site was very soggy. All in all, this is a good place to stay (provided you survive the entrance). We would stay here again.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Great place for a stopover whether headed north or south. Very quiet. Sites level and spacious. View was the golf course. Roads were a bit narrow, but no real problem . The roads were lacking in gravel which caused some dust. We would definitely use this as a stopover or for a few days when headed through GA.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rated a 7 since our space was on the lake. Great view. No sewer, but that's what the ad said. The space as well as most of the park was hard packed gravel. Not sexy, but no dust. Electric and water was no problem. Wi-Fi was very strong. Verizon had a tower that you could see from the CG. Now this is why I rated a 9 CG a 7. Garbarge was at the far end of the park up a hill. The roads in the park had speed bumps that were way too high. Even at dead slow, our RV bounced and swayed way too much. There was no excuse for them to be like this. We would come back, but probably not on the lake since you have to unhook every couple of days to empty tanks. Notwithstanding the few negatives we would stay here again.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a good CG. There a couple of issues. First is that it is entirely gravel. Second, there way too many sites w/o sewers. The heated pool could stand a couple more degrees as could the hot tub. Now for the good news. While it is 18 miles from Cody, it is only 35 miles from Yellowstone. Great place to stay and visit both, especially since the rates are way less than CGs in the Yellowstone area. It has a restaurant and a bar. Overall this is a great place. The only reason I didn't give it a higher rating is that like way too many CGs the sites are laid out so that the afternoon sun is on the passenger side of the RV. Why? We would definitely stay here again.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We did not find it that difficult to enter or exit the park. As stated before the view is great, especially if you get the end site on either of the big rig sites. Wi-Fi was somewhat spotty. Verizon signal good. It is obvious that the owners/managers are working hard to make this a 10 park, and I believe they will within a year or so. Hot tub planned. All gravel with some grass between sites, but little dust. Only a few seasonal campers, some had taken real pride in their site and you know about the others. We strongly reccommend this CG and plan on staying a week as there is that much to do, and more, in the Lander area. Don't miss the foundry or the loop road or the red canyon drive. We would definitely come back, and hopefully will.
08/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
First of all, I don't know where the prior reviewers had stayed before AB, but obviously some really bad places. In 2 years this is about average (if that) for the CGs we have stayed in. First the good: Wi-Fi was strong and dependable, cable TV had many channels and worked fine; they seemed to be constantly working on the park and the others were right, the BBQ was really good. Now for the bad: Entry is very narrow and you have to swing way out in the street to get in, especially if you have a tow, we were led to a site that was not level, very narrow and positioned so that we had sun on the passenger side all day. We asked for a different site and after grumbling were led to another site that was much larger, but likewise was laid out so that we got sun all day, meaning you couldn't sit outside comfortably until the sun set and then the bugs are out; additionally, after hooking up, I walked the park and found many, many other sites that were as large or larger and had grass and trees for shade. We got here in the early afternoon, and apparently their policy is that the early bird gets the rotten worm. I hate to think about getting out, it requires two very sharp turns and in one of them, they park the CG truck making the turn even smaller; we had a problem with our elect kicking off and when we went to the office we were told that there was no problem and it must be our coach but they would send someone to look at it, but they never came. So we had to put up with the elec kicking off several times a day; the bathrooms and showers were dirty and very, very old and tired. Now a general rant about way to many CGs. I wonder if whoever lays out the CG has ever stayed in one. Like AB so many of them are laid out so without any thinking about where the afternoon sun will be. A slight change in the angle of the site or setting it up differently (and they would ge the same # of sites) would put the sun on the driver's side, which would allow you enjoy sitting out in the afternoon. AB has almost all of their sites in an East/West direction which guarantees max sun. I doubt we would stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
In two years on the road this is clearly the nicest CG we have stayed in. I gave it a 10 only because that is the highest rating. It deserves a higher score. The sites are HUGE. Many are pull through and even the backins are big enough that maybe even I could manage to back in. Our closest neighbor is 50 or so yards away from us. To our right is a grassy field. The roads are paved and the sites have a concrete pad for the coach. NO DUST! Very nice picnic tables are furnished. (I feel compelled to mention the 7 rating someone gave it. Did you expect that you would be th only person at a state park on the 4th? If you are going to complain about crowds on the 4th you should stay home.) This CG is not without it's issues, but they are minor and can easily be ignored. Actually, come to think of it, I had only one issue. Wi-Fi can be spotty, at least in space 92 which is about as far away from the office as you can get. Our site faced NNW which meant we got very little sun in the afternoon. If you are going to stay here make your reservations in advance so you can get a N or NE facing site. The sun in the afternoon can be brutal. I could kick myself for booking only 5 nights. We are already planning our return trip.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
I cannot agree with the prior posts. This is, however, the best Buena Vista has to offer. 7 is a generous rating. It is dirt with some gravel, but the dust isn't that bad. Some sites are close together and some have decent space between them. Most sites are fairly level, but some would be a challenge to get your rig level. The dogs don't respect the quiet hours. While we were there the electricity on the site next to us went out. As soon as they fixed that problem our power went out and apparently it caused one of our circuit breakers to fail. The Wi-Fi is strong at times and others not strong enough to get on the net. One serious problem is the lack of cell service. AT&T has no signal. Verizon has a signal but you have to wander around the campground until you get a signal that may or may not hold. Shopping is sparse as are good restaurants. If we come to this area again, we will try to find a place in Salida, just south of BV. If I was to stay in BV again, this is where I would stay, but would prefer Salida.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Another example of a good park that misses the mark of being a great park. The views are great; the sites are of ample size. Water pressure was good and the electricity never wavered. We stayed on the resort side thinking it would be better; well, it was and it wasn't. The resort side has concrete patios, tables and are a bit larger than the "park" side. The staff was friendly and led us to the site and helped parking. However, even though we made reservations over 6 months ago, requesting a site that was north facing so that the afternoon sun would not hit the passenger side of the coach, we were given a site facing south. We asked to be moved, but were told that we couldn't be moved as this was the site we were assigned to. Due to the sun, we could not use the patio until the sun went down, and by then it was getting too cool to enjoy it. We met another couple that had a beautiful site facing the river with little afternoon sun. They made their reservation about a month or so before getting there. So much for first come first served. The sites were angled (as they should be) to the road, but in laying out the resort/park they angled them so that they would get the afternoon sun rather than afternoon shade from your coach. No wi-fi, and as usual they said that they "were fixing it". DSL was available at the office. Trash dumpster was a long hike. Despite this, we would stay here again, and recommend Creede as it is a quaint town with a surprising variety of shopping (including a well stocked grocery store) for a town of 500 permanent residents. Mountain Views is by far the best resort/park in the area, but if you are going to stay there be sure to insist upon a north facing site. For some odd reason more of the sites in the park are north facing, but are gravel with no patios and are slightly smaller. Views are better if you are north facing and you can enjoy sitting out in the afternoon. As said, we would come back.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This CG should be a 10, but for reasons discussed, 8 is a fair rating. The sites are spacious and laid out in such a fashion that you get more privacy than normal. Nice thick grass between sites. Now for the minuses. The Wi-Fi is very, very slow. Often it takes 5 minutes to load a page. No explanation. Cable TV. For a supposed first class resort to have "free" cable TV that only has about 8 channels is a joke. For the price they charge you should get a reasonable # of channels. This is important since many of the sites have so many trees your dish won't work. Now for a bit about Durango. Great town. Lots of great restaurants and things to do. One caveat. They sell the train to and from Silverton as a must do. Probably so, but keep this in mind. The trip is about 3.5 to 4 hours each way. So if you make round trip in one day, you will spend up to 8 hours on a bumpy, noisy train and have only 2 hours to spend in Silverton. Our suggestion would be to take the bus up (or back, a trip of less than one hour) and take the train only one way. Silverton is a neat town, but half a day is enough to "tour" Silverton. There are several good restaurants. Handlebar's is our favorite. If you take the train up, sit on the right. Reverse if you are coming back. The views are far better on that side. But don't miss Durango.
06/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
I wonder if the last reviewer and I stayed in the same campground. First, the good. They have good cable TV, water pressure and electricity. That's about it. Bathrooms were dirty, mold around the sinks which looked that they might fall off the wall any moment. Add to that they smelled and it wasn't a pleasant experience. They advertise Wi-Fi. The first time I tried to use it after 10 minutes it went off. Asked at the office and was told, "This happens from time to time." The next day it wasn't on and again I asked and was told, "You are the only one with the problem." So much for free Wi-Fi. The CG is very dusty made worse by the cars that fly through and the office does nothing. Dogs roaming about. The office does nothing. Worst is the layout of the CG. The sites face, directly, the setting sun so as the sun starts down, the heat makes it such that from 3pm to 9pm it is so hot you can't sit outside. All that they had to do was angle the sites about 20 or 30% and then shade from the RV would let you enjoy the views. They apparently were more concerned with cramming in as many sites as possible. Overall, not a pleasant place to stay. There are a lot of nice CGs around Moab, this doesn't happen to be one. Look further. We would NOT stay here again, even for free.
06/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
If you have a big rig, please look elsewhere. We were in site #2. Fairly easy to back in, but due to the red dirt that is more like sand and the bugs we could not sit outside. The rest of the sites are highly questionable for big rigs. For class C's it will work fine. Some of the sites have the electric on the passenger side, or way at the rear of the site. Real shame since the view (from some sites) of Canyonland is great. Nearest shopping is 30+ miles away in Moab. We would not stay here again, even in site #2. Staying in Moab would be far better.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a fairly new park that is starting to mature nicely. All of the prior evaluations are spot on. 2000+ miles of ATV trails, and you can access them from the park. We stayed there 10 days and would have liked to have stayed longer. Not enough can be said about the owners/managers. During our stay they had 3 cookouts for the guests. Onwer took a day off to take us on some of the lesser known trails. They are working very, very hard make this a full 10 park, and they will be there very soon. The bathrooms looked like they had been cleaned within the last 10 minutes. Brand new washers and dryers. OK, there are a couple of things that could be better. The Wi-Fi is spotty at times. No cable TV (but it is coming). The park is located about 60 miles from Canyon Reef and Bryce Canyon. Nearest real shopping is about 30 miles away. But the drive there is worth the trip. The mountains surrounding the park were capped with snow while we were there. It rained (actually sprinkled) one night while we were there and we were treated to a double rainbow. This is a park you don't want to miss. Absolutely we would stay there again, but for a longer time.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I agree with most of the positive things in prior posts. But the sites are pretty tight for pull throughs. Lots of trees, ergo, no satellite. But good cable TV. If you need satellite, ask for open sites on E and W side of park. Wi-Fi was spotty as best, very, very slow. No picnic table!!! The most negative thing about this park are the sprinklers for the grass that come on sometime during the night. They spot up your coach and wheels something awful. Be sure to ask about this before accepting a site. I did try to use the bathrooms once, but they required a code # that was not given to us at checkin. Quite a few permanents, but for the most part their sites are well kept. I would definitely stay here again. Close enough to Zion and Kolob. Very few, if any decent restaurants.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
The rating of 7 was based upon an average of location (10), amenities (5), sites (7) and appearance (7). As they say in real estate, the three most important things are location, location & location. Trailer Village has location. Bus service is steps away and the buses take you all over the Canyon. The sites could be better, but you are paying for location. Once you park, unless you want to, you never have to use your toad. Despite the fact that sites could be more level, that the roads need to be improved, etc. this is the ONLY place to stay if you are going to the Grand Canyon. Absolutely we would stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Reluctantly, I give this resort only a 9. It should be a 10+, but despite all of the positive things said in prior reviews (almost all of which I agree with), there are a couple of problems. First and foremost, are the sites themselves. Very few of them are level and most of them are from 6"-18" out of level. Many RVs are up on jack pads to achieve a level status. They spent a small fortune putting in roads (paved) and the sites (all concrete with parking space) with neatly maintained pea gravel between the sites, but apparently failed to consider making them level. A few more scrapes with a bulldozer on each site would have done the trick. The other thing that irked me is the lack of picnic tables. When I asked, they told me (you are going to love this) that this was a resort and resorts don't have tables, only parks do. OK, maybe I'm being a bit picky about the tables, but we like to dine outside weather permitting and don't like the idea of using valuable (rig storage) space for a table. All said and done, this is a great park. Very friendly staff. When we asked if we could have another site that was more level, they immediately accommodated. Almost everytime a staff member rides by, they stop and ask if we need anything. We had one tire that needed air, and were told that when we were ready they would bring a compressor to our site. Pool, showers, bathrooms and laundry were very clean. We would definitely stay here again. And you should to, but don't forget jack pads and a table.
05/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This rating is based largely upon the "pull through" site we had. This place advertise "Spacious Premium Pull Through" sites and charges a premium for them. They are neither spacious, premium or pull through. Our site (as all of the pull through sites) was a very difficult to get into. It required a 5 point turn to make it. Glad we unhooked before we went to the site. It would have been a real mess it we hadn't unhooked. There is no way you can pull through w/o unhooking. The site was very narrow due to bushes (that hadn't been trimmed) and the utility pole. Also it was short, meaning we had to park in a vacant site across from us. When we finally got in, due to the tightness of the site, our slides hung 1/3 of the way over the concrete pad which for some odd reason was placed in just about the center of the site. As a result we could not enjoy the picnic table or our outside TV. The driver side rested against the bushes. Our site really deserved a 1 rating. The park is, however, very nice if you get a decent site. Clean (but old) restrooms and showers. Laundry was clean and the machines looked new. Pool was very nice. The big fence around it helped with the very high winds while we were here. Water, electric, Wi-Fi were all dependable. Shopping of all types is close by. For a "resort" park they should have had more channels on the TV cable. It is very near a big interstate, but thanks to the sound barriers put in place, you barely heard the traffic. If you stay h,ere be sure you unhook as soon as you pull in. The best spaces seemed to be the back ins at the far right, as you enter. Like all places you need to inspect the site before you accept it. If we had, I doubt we wound have accepted it. We would stay here again, but not in a premium pull through site.
05/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the nicest park we have stayed in during the past two years. The sites are huge and flatter than pancake. Electric and water were strong and reliable. Ours (E-1) has views of mountains on 3 sides. Pool and spa were immaculate and did not have that horrible chlorine smell normally found in public pools. The club house would hold a very large party. Their season is primarily the winter so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. OK, so you have to go to the library for Wi-Fi. By now regular campers should know that you can't rely on Wi-Fi in any park. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Solve this problem by getting an air card, iPad, Xoom or use your phone as a hot spot. Cable TV offered a # of channels. The roads are gravel but well packed as are the sites. Virtually no dust. Prior reviews have mentioned that it is a bit remote. True, but that is a good thing. When you drive to Tombstone (12 miles) or Sierra Vista (about 20) you are treated to beautiful scenery. The staff is always there to answer any questions you have or take care of any problem. We were led to our site and got help hooking up. If you miss Tombstone Territories, you have missed a gem. We are already talking about coming back for the winter.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very good park. We really enjoyed our stay. The sites are large, the staff helpful. Lot of privacy. Easy to find. Strong water pressure, good electricity and strong Verizon signal. OK, why no 10? Most of the sites, while long, have parts of them that are not level. But if you jockey around you can get your coach level. We were here 4 nights and despite having their internet guru they never could get the Wi-Fi to work. This seems to be a problem we run into often, "Our Wi-Fi is out but we are working on it" is heard too often. We liked the partially fenced patio, but soon realized it was due to the wind (certainly not the park's fault). They really helped. But no table, so we couldn't eat outside. But all in all a great place to stay. We would definitely stay here again. If you stay here, be sure to go to the Buckhorn Restaurant about 10 miles north of the CG. Building is over 100 years old, but in great condition, and the food is incredibly good.
04/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a fairly new CG. The owners are both nice and trying hard to improve it. For example they are constructing picnic tables. The absence of them did not bother us since the wind blew 30 plus and gusted to 50 the entire time we were there. Dust storms obscured the view of the mountains in front of our coach. The CG is a mix of dirt and gravel. The sites are very large. Water pressure was good, and 50 amp was reliable. Wi-fi is strong and reliable. Good Verizon signal. The office is nice and they have DVDs to rent for $2 and a book swap. It is about 10 miles north of downtown Alamogorda. As we drove by other CGs we did not feel that they were any better or worse. This definitely is a CG on the way up. I suspect is will be a 9 in a year or two. We would stay there again.
04/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
The 6 is for the campground overall. It is actually 2 campgrounds in 1. As you pull in (7.5 miles from US 285) turn left and you go to a primitive campground that caters mostly to tents and small rigs. To the right are sites that will hold up to a 45' class A. Our site (# 4 which barely held our 42') had a full hookup. We looked at most of the other sites and did not see one that had sewer. There is a dump site as you leave, but I doubt you could get a Class A into it. The CG is full of bushes with lots of VERY sharp thorns. I had to use some wire cutters to prune one of them so that I could get to the sewer. They are growing into each trail that wanders through the CG. Many of the sites are too small for anything over 30' and all of them are not level. Despite the attraction of Carlsbad Canyon there are not many choices in the area. This would not be one of ours unless we got site #4. Doubtful we would return.
04/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
We had planned on WalMart in Beaumont. But due to bad ice we had in New Orleans (or were we overserved?) we decided that a park was in order. So we picked this one out of the book. What a great choice! Very professionally run by nice people. Large concrete patios and pads. Roads are paved. Grass between sites is well maintained. Strong, free Wi-Fi that was dependable. All in all a great place! We would definitely stay here again. Don't miss this place.
04/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
As stated before this is a good place to stop over for one night. I would not want to stay more than that. Park is gravel and dirt, but surprisingly, no dust. Lot of semi-permanent campers. Within a month of so, a new construction project will start in Ft. Stockton, and the owner (very friendly) says he will be full for two years. The last construction project ended recently and he was full for two years for this project. So, be sure you check first. If we are by this way again, we will stay here, for one night.
04/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Unfortunately, New Orleans does not have much choice in CGs. Pontchartrain Landings is supposedly a new resort, but it shows much older. Is is all dirt with some gravel. We are expecting heavy thunderstorms tonight and expect a lot of mud tomorrow. Therefore it is VERY dusty. The sites are not in strict rows which is a plus since they promote privacy. The sites advertised as waterfront, look over industrial canals with heavy industry just across the water. They have a nice bar open several days per week. The pool is very nice. The staff is friendly. Wi-fi is weak. We did not use the cable TV. Electric and water are strong. The reason I rate this CG low is that it is not worth what they charge. And it is VERY dusty. We would stay here again, but only if we couldn't find something else near New Orleans.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is an 7 or 8 but could easily be a 10. The good: lots of shade trees, paved roads, gravel sites that are either level or nearly level and very wide, super friendly and helpful staff, clean restrooms (older but clean), clean new looking laundry facilities, good wi-fi, good cable, easy access from I-10, near shopping. The bad: trees block use of Dish or Direct (but the trees are worth the trade off), limited # of TV channels, no tables, some permanent or long term residents that are not very neat. If they cure the bad, they are a 10. OK, there is no pool, but that is NO reason to downgrade them. Only if they have a pool and it is not kept up should they be downgraded. We would gladly stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is really two parks. Sites 1-5 are large back in sites with not much of a view. Sites 6-11 are pull in ocean front sites. 1-5 should be rated at 7 for the con reasons to follow. 6-11 should be rated 10+ but for a couple of the cons that follow. Pros: all sites (except 11) are very wide, large concrete pad for coach and outside sitting, good dependable power, water and cable, views from 6-11, paved road into campground, ample room to park 2 or more toads. Cons: no bath house or laundry, Wi-Fi was not working (was to be fixed and I am sure it will be), not the best of neighborhoods (don't want to walk off the property at night). Having said this we must also say that this is one of the best laid out campgrounds we have stayed in. Owner is on premises for winter season and is very friendly and knowledgeable. Would we stay again? You betcha, already paid for next year. BTW, the rate was a 5 night minimum at $100 per night due to Fantasy Fest and worth every dime of it. .
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rarely do I give a 10 and probably should have for this CG. Very clean, well laid out, lots of trees and greenery. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Quite a few seasonal and permanents, but mostly their sites were well kept. Escort to site. Bathrooms were modern and smelled and looked exceptionally clean. Large well stocked CG store. In short, a great campground, priced right. The only negative is that the rows for pull-throughs are a bit narrow making it a tad bit difficult to pull in, but with the help of a campground host it was no problem. We would definitely stay here again, hopefully for more than one night.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This CG is simply put: a great CG. Clean, well laid out, friendly staff, etc. This was our second stay this year. Pull through this time, back into the creek last time. I noted a couple of lower ratings based upon not being "family friendly". If you need a baby sitter for your kids (or yourself) read the description of the CG. Don't give it a bad rating just because it doesn't have what you think it should, but never said it did. Yogi Bear awaits you with open arms. Judge it for what it is. It is located very near I-40 and plenty of shopping, etc. We don't miss the kids flying through the CG on bikes, screaming in the pool, etc. Maybe we aren't family friendly. The only knock we have is that the Wi-Fi was spotty. Cable TV was great. We will be back, soon. Don't miss this place.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
As the other reviews correctly state, this is a new campground. They are currently expanding it for the upcoming season. We stayed here for two nights on the way home. The grounds are extremely well kept, but it really needs greenery. Being new, I am sure it will come with time. The pull throughs were plenty long, but could stand to be 5' wider. They were paved with a a slab for the outside. No table. Wi-Fi very strong. No cable TV, but clear view of the sky. I have seen hospitals that aren't as clean as the restrooms and showers. I suspect in 5 years (maybe less) this will be a premier resort. We would definitely stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
4 is a fairly charitable rating for this CG. First of all, I have never seen so much dust. Made the dust bowl of yesteryear look like a rain forest. Even kids on bicycles kicked up dust. By the time we got settled in our toad was covered and I do mean covered in dust. Lots of seasonals, many looking like Sanford and Son. They had a tendency to drive through the CG at the optimum speed to kick up dust. Our site (33) was listed as a pull through, when in fact it was a "pull in and get out the best way you can" site. We had to circumnavigate the entire CG to get to it. When we were ready to leave it was obvious we would have to unhook (remember we had a pull through site) and then make a difficult, tight 4 point turn to exit the site. The entrance and exit to the CG are VERY difficult in a big rig pulling a toad. Wi-Fi - non-existent. No cable and too many trees for our dish, and as usual (not their fault) little or no AT&T signal. For $34 you should get something more than a small flat piece of ground. If you have a rig that is 35' or bigger I would look elsewhere unless you really like a thick coating of dust inside and out. Wal-Mart is a better alternative for an overnighter.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Why with all the high scores did I rate this at only a 7? First of all, it was dusty. Secondly our site was on the side of a hill, and I do mean a hill. The spot for the coach was level, but when you stepped out of the coach you literally had to step up. They did furnish a small "deck" which was the only level place on our site (#85). No place to put our chairs to kick back and relax. The Wi-Fi signal was very strong, but extremely slow (even at 4 AM). Never heard of a dial up router, but this must be what they have. Very weak AT&T signal (but what else is new?). Cable had a limited (for $43) selection of channels, no ESPN for example. For the price the Wi-Fi, cable and sites should be better. But if you are looking for a CG where you have lots to do, this might be for you. We will look for a quieter, flatter place next time.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a difficult park to rate. Our site was a 10. Others would rate no more than an 8. Overall 9 is a far rating. Lot of seasonal/permanent residents, but their sites were well kept. Lot of trees surrounding the park (could only get 2 or 3 satellites). Good Wi-Fi and TV cable. The bathrooms were small, very old, but clean. If you stand in front of the one sink, and someone opens the door with gusto, you will get hit by the door. Our site was paved and very level. Water pressure was spotty. Two problems: dogs, lots of loud dogs. It seemed like their owners enjoyed hearing them bark. Interior roads were a bit dusty (which translates to mud after a rain) and definitely needed a dose of gravel. Having said this, I would say that this is a very nice, quiet (except for the dogs) campground which served us well for the 10 days we were here. We would definitely return.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great place to spend a night or week. Trees abound (no satellite due to them). Not a "cookie cutter" layout. The sites were cut to fit the topography and trees, not vice verse. This added to the privacy and that was important over the 4th with the CG full. Traveling to your site in a big rig is a bit dicey, but with them leading the way it was no real problem if you take your time. If towing you might want to unhook first. Strong dependable electric and water. Wi-Fi signal was always strong. Cable TV was very limited (13 channels - sorta cheesy for this price). Helpful knowledgeable staff. Some of the sites looked like they would be a bit tricky to get in and some had multiple levels (problem or not depending upon the size of your camper). Site 3 (where we stayed) was very nice. Like all CGs you should preview your site before driving to it. Only reason for a 9 rather than 10 was that the CG was VERY dusty. This means very muddy if a lot of rain. Near shopping and Boston but in the middle of the woods. We would definitely stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
The site we had (18) would have been a 10 if the site had some gravel in it. Rain caused a fair amount of mud but it drained quickly. But the site was enormous, totally shaded and quiet. At night the sound of the stream behind us was blissful. The interior sites are not nearly as nice, 7-8 at best. Wi-Fi was weak at times, non-existence at others. AT&T cell service was very weak. Bathroom, showers and laundry all were clean in appearance and smell. Owners are on premises and they walked the property several times a day, and if you were out they stopped by to make sure there was nothing you needed. Everything you want to see in the Lake area and shopping are nearby. We had planned on staying 10 days and ended up staying a month. We will definitely be back.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Only one thing keeps this from being a 10. The sites, while wide and long, were dirt meaning that it was a constant battle keeping the mud (when it rained) and dirt out of your coach. A little gravel for each site would have been nice. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The park is set among very tall pine trees that provided shade and made the road noise barely perceptible. There are a lot of permanent/seasonals and unlike other places we had been they seemed to take a lot of pride in their sites. Many had flowers and landscaping that they had added and were neat. They really added to the park. The cable TV had numerous channels. No Wi-Fi except in and around the office but they were up front about that. They have a serious NO PET policy. Don’t even think about staying here if you have a dog. They are a bit picky about their guest policy. We had to pay $12 for two friends to join us a couple of hours for lunch. Guests must leave by 9 pm. The pool, while not heated, was nice with abundant furniture around it. The roads were paved and there was plenty of room to enter and exit your site. Due to the trees, you felt you were out in the middle of a forest, but every type of shopping you might want was within a few miles. The rec room and bathrooms were in good order and well equipped. In summary, if you are in this area, this is the place you want to stay. We would return.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
I rate this is as 9 for the site we had. We had one of the deluxe patio sites which was wide, long and level. The patio was nicely furnished and very comfortable. One nice touch was that the water pipe had two spigots, which means you can wash your coach, toad or flush your tanks without undoing your main hose. Now the back side of this CG has a lot of smaller sites, not totally level with limited amenities. From a ride by, I would rate them at no more than a 7 and some less. It is a 20-minute drive to the Canadian side of the falls and about half that to the American side. Very well located. I would stay here again, if we had the same or similar site. The others, I am not so sure of.
05/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park could easily be an 8 or higher but the owners have chosen to not do the things to make it better. The road in is AWFUL! Potholes that would swallow a VW. We did see evidence of coming road work. We had a nice site (#30) that was fairly level and had 50 amp, etc. A lot of the sites are far from level, often a 2' slope. The first site they offered us was at least 2'+ out of level. The sites are all grass which makes it difficult to see exactly where you are supposed to pull in. I saw several travel trailers give up and just live with the angle. Down in the "valley" there are a lot of nice level sites, but limited amenities. The restrooms were very old and very tired. They smelled like they were cleaned on a fairly regular basis, but they were not impressive. There are a lot of seasonal/permanent residents, some OK, some close to Sanford & Son. I would not commit to stay here until I was sure that the site had the hookup I needed and was level enough. When I called they said (referring to the first one we would not take) my site was level. Not sure that we would return.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
It is hard to believe that a more beautiful park exists. Abundant grass, trees galore and a very friendly staff. The roads are paved as are the pads but both are very narrow. We highly recommend this park and can't wait to return. OK, why didn't we rate it as a 10? Several small negatives equal 1 point. The roads are narrow and you might have a problem backing in (only back in sites, but they are 50' wide) if the park were full. The trees are a blessing and a curse. With no cable, you need to be able to use your dish or dome and many of the sites have too many trees for either a dish or dome. The wi-fi really irked me. It is there. It has a great signal. But you have to pay to use it after the first 15 minutes and the cost seemed a bit high. The first spot we tried was blocked by trees and we could not back all the way in due to the trees. But these negatives require only that you make sure you make a quick trip in your toad to make sure the site is OK for you. We can't wait to come back. The surrounding area is really beautiful. Don't miss this one.
05/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park should be an 8 or 9, but when the restrooms are disgusting, a 6 is generous. Maybe the season is just getting started and things will improve, but the restrooms are not heated, have only a screen door, small non-private showers and plenty of graffiti. This is a shame since the park is beautiful, with lots of grass and trees. We got off to a bad start since we had reserved a pull-through and were told we had one when we checked in. They led us to what they call a "pull-through" that was nothing but a wide place in the road that circled the camp meaning that the passenger side could not be used due to the heavy traffic. We requested a different site and were led to a nice one, but to reach the sewer you have to climb under a prickly bush, holding the hose in one hand, the bush in another and your third hand to open the sewer. Later as we were walking around, we came upon a large area of the park that had a number of empty, level, really nice pull throughs. Wonder why they weren't available. The roads are very dusty and since you have to drive over a mile down a dirt road, plan on washing coach and toad when you get here and when you get to the next stop. Not sure the beauty of the park outweighs the negatives. Doubt we will return.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here 5 nights since we have friends in the area. We enjoyed our stay. The roads and sites are packed gravel in good condition. It rained once and there were very few puddles. There are no shade trees, so I imagine that it will be pretty warm during the summer. Breezes off the lake might help. Most of the sites are rented annually, meaning that the pickings are somewhat slim for spaces. We did have a waterfront back-in site. No cable TV, but the dish worked well due to lack of trees. Wi-Fi was somewhat spotty and often would disappear. The entry gate closes (and I do mean close) at 10pm so if you are running late you have to park by the office and hike to your site. You can leave after 10, but can't enter. Overall this is a good campground for either a stay or an overnighter. We will be back.
04/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We are backed into a large space with a fast flowing creek behind us. Electric is solid. Wi-fi is strong. Campground is clean and neat. When we checked in, they were very pleasant and led us to our site, and helped us as we backed in (our first back in, ergo nerves) and hooked up. An hour or so later they came back to make sure everything was OK. There are only a few permanents (manager excluded). The only negative thing we have to say is that we only planned 5 days here. Next time, it will be at least one, if not two, weeks. Even if you can only squeeze in a day or two, put this campground on your list.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
The rating should be a 10, but to be a 10, it has to be perfect. This campground is very, very close to a 10. The pull through sites are wide and long enough for a 42' coach with a toad. The coach sits on well packed gravel and there is grass on each side. There were plenty of trees, but we were in a site that did not have trees which worked well since there is no cable TV, had to rely on the dish. Other areas of the campground (mostly electric only sites) were heavy with trees, which made for a really nice appearance. The grounds are well kept, the staff friendly. The sites are well marked so we did not need anyone to lead us. Good shopping and other services are nearby. The pool looked nice, but we did not use it. Water pressure and electricity were constant. The campground has easy access from the north, but from the south you may have to wait a bit on traffic. If you are going to be in the Charleston area for a day, week or even longer, this places deserves careful consideration. We will definitely be back and soon.
03/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very good campground. Spaces are wide and long, plenty of room for big rigs and their toads. Sites are staggered for maximum privacy. Most have long concrete pads. Wi-Fi and cable (lots of channels) worked w/o a problem. Staff is friendly. Probably should have given a 9, only because of the fairly large number of seasonals/permanents who tend to have a lot of "stuff" on their site. Great place to stop on the way from point A to point B or for a few days/longer. We definitely will be back. We were here for 4 nights and felt confident leaving our coach here while we went home for 2 weeks to close up the house before leaving for the NE.
03/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
I would have rated it higher except for the fact there is no cable and inadequate restrooms. This resort is built essentially for one thing: Auburn football. Soon there will be over 250 sites and many of them are booked in advance for the football season. According to the owner the rest of the year is not that busy. We stayed out toward the front. So, our dish worked. That was important since there is no cable TV. In the back, no doubt, the trees would block a signal. The bathroom was essentially a shed. The door to the woman's side was blocked shut by a piece of PVC pipe. I would say that this is a stop over place, not a destination. We stayed 3 nights so that I could tour Auburn University, where I went to college. The owners are very nice, but you rate the park, not the owners. I doubt I would stay again unless I can get tickets to an Auburn game.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here two nights. We were greeted warmly by the staff. The campground was less than 33% full. Quite a few permanents whose sites were not well kept. The roads are dirt and the sites gravel. I would have given it higher marks but the roads through the campground were in very poor condition. Almost as bad as I-65 out of Birmingham. The roads really need to be scraped and the pot holes (one reportedly swallowed a VW), filled in. I would not stay here again unless it was a convenient waypoint in our journey from point A to point B. The nearest trees were in another zip code. Pros: it had great Wi-Fi and cable TV and was easy to find.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had the pleasure of staying here for 3 nights after we took delivery of our new Phaeton. The campground was clean and obviously well looked after. The bathrooms were clean and smelled clean. They are old and could stand updating. The park hostess was a pleasure to deal with. She went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed, even loaning up a co-ax cable. There are several permanent residents and they looked it. If you stay here, ask for one of the sites on the backside of the campground if you are using a dish to pick up TV (they have plenty of cable channels), or up front if you want shade. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.
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