We have mixed feelings giving this Park a "5" rating, because at the very end new management came in and solved all of our issues and complaints, and it appears major improvements are on the way. Overall, this Park is safe and comfortable, and convenient to the town of Morgan Hill and San Jose. We will stay here again given the improvements that we saw during our stay. On February 12, 2010 there was a major improvement in management when an investor-manager couple arrived to take over. This change of management happened during our 4th and final week at this RV park. Until the change in management, it was safe to assume that the complaints posted here on RV Park Reviews regarding this KOA were mostly accurate. My wife and I had similar complaints, and were initially overcharged on electric use, had no cable TV, and were subjected to aggressive and onerous demands for credit information that far exceeded the legal norm for our one-month stay. However, it is important to note that the customer service situation has changed dramatically. An experienced management couple with a financial stake in the operation has taken over day-to-day management effective February 12, 2010. On their first day we brought our concerns to them and they moved swiftly to correct the situation. We received immediate refunds, a profuse apology, and they followed up to make sure that our situation had been remedied to our satisfaction. We're giving this place a "5" rating because of the previous experience that we had, combined with the corrective actions of the new management. It was what it was. However, given the speed at which the new management is implementing fair and even policies and improvements to the park, and had we experienced the Parkway Lakes operation under their management, we would change the rating to an "8." Please note that we are not connected to the management or KOA or the Parkway Lakes operation in any way other than as a customer.
The rate we posted is based on our multi-month stay, and does not include the electric bill which averaged about $60-80 month during a fairly cold weather snap. We ran computers and space heaters which made our bill pretty high despite the low kWh charges. The hosts were great and very helpful, the laundry room was clean, and the place is one of the best choices for an in-town RV stay away from the I-5 corridor noise. There is some noise from the commercial district, but it isn't as bad as hearing high speed I-5 traffic. It was a good launch point for shopping, RV repairs, long walks in the Grants Pass neighborhood, and we felt very safe. The hosts live on site and watched our rig when we went out of town. The spaces are gravel in the upper area, and concrete in the lower area. We stayed on the gravel, and other than a few pebbles making their way into the rig every so often, everything worked out.
The owner/managers are very nice down-to-earth people who went out of their way to help us place our 35' fifth wheel. The spaces were small gravel areas separated by grass lawn and trees, and we had no trouble setting up with our three slides. They allowed us to park our truck in an adjoining space - there were other spaces available close by as well. The creek ran in front of the lawn less than 100 feet from our living room window, and the sound put us to sleep every night. It was a very quiet place, clean air, and within walking distance of the downtown Wallow district and its grocery store, restaurants and other amenities. Enterprise and Joseph are easy drives, 20 minutes to Enterprise and less than 10 more minutes to Joseph. Another note: The managers were very helpful in telling us the places to eat, and not to eat in Joseph and Enterprise and elsewhere, and they gave accurate recommendations for RV parks in Idaho for our next trip leg. The park felt safe. There were some quiet and friendly long term tenants there who also kept an eye on things, and everything was well kept. It's a small, rural place, perfect for a quiet stay.
Perfect place to stay if you need to stay in the Kansas City area. It is patrolled by security, and has open spaces with good lines of sight to satellites. The spaces themselves are very large. The main problem we had was with power. They said it was 50 amp, but it wasn't as one of the circuits dropped out and so we only got 30 amps. Even though we complained directly to the County, nobody came to fix it. We were there a week. We would come back, but we would check the power first.
We stayed a week here. It is a couple of minutes from Walmart, 5 blocks to the Buffalo Bill Museum, and within 6 blocks of downtown. The main problem for us: The sewage dump area at the campsite was a little smelly and had apparently been excavated recently to repair a line, but they put the same contaminated soil back in the hole. This observation just applies to an area near the southeast corner of the Ponderosa campground property adjoining the bluff. The laundry facilities were relatively expensive. Other than that it was a good central location to explore Cody and surrounding areas.
We stayed two weeks and used it as a base to explore Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It is located 22 miles west of West Yellowstone and is perhaps not the most convenient location to town-side amenities, but the trade off is worth it: We really appreciated the relative solitude here, as well as the very clear nights. We heard that an amateur astronomy comes stays at Red Rock for this reason. Elevation is somewhere near 8,000 feet. The fellow who owns it cares about the peace and quiet, and he asks people not to show up after dark. We liked his attitude and obvious attention to maintenance. The price was good too, and we will return.
We REALLY liked the rear RV spots facing the big meadow and Mt. Adams. Wide open views, good night time observations of stars, shooting stars, airplanes, hiker's headlamps on the mountain, and possibly some other more mysterious happenings... Some sites share power boxes with other sites, and power can fluctuate. Our voltage controller sometimes had to work. The laundry facility is small, but clean. The campground has a lot of trees, but we found a "hole" through the trees for our tripod satellite link up, and we noticed some people put their TV dishes out on the side of the road to get a clear line of sight.
This RV park is a few minutes south of town, and across the street from a Shell fuel station and convenience store. We stayed here for two weeks. We can confirm that the managers run a tight ship, but they are professional and hard-working. We were grateful for that as the place was secure, well kept and maintained with good laundry facilities. They are off-road vehicle friendly, but you have to let them know in advance how many trailer/vehicle rigs you will be bringing so that they can arrange space for them. They are located only three blocks from Fred Hink's Arrowhead Motorsports operation in case you need dual sport/offroad motorcycle support. When the wind blows there is some dust, but that's what we expect in the desert. It's the desert, man. For the most part it is calm. There is some highway noise, but if you can get a space away from the road it is a bit quieter. We very much liked this place, appreciated the managers, and recommend it highly.
Excellent, clean, safe RV park. Though the campgrounds in Grants Pass were also nice, it was nicer to be outside of town - the drive is 10 minutes tops. We almost stayed in town at Grants Pass, but Joe Creek is rural and comparatively quiet, as we preferred not having to be surrounded by commercial properties or be planted within feet of I-5. The owners are very hands-on, good folk who work hard to keep the place in order. Our rig was secure when we left it here: they kept an eye on it even when we weren't here. We had no problem moving the 35' rig around, and hookup/leveling was easy. The waterfall is at the rear of the campground, not at the front as one other reviewer stated. It's a peaceful swimming hole, plenty of water running. The store is amazingly well stocked and there are rental video DVD's. There is a mix of permanent and pass-through people, everyone is quiet and easy-going. Downsides? Not anything to really complain about. It's a good, clean place.