Fine campground when we parked here frequently on the hill years ago with our 30' tagalong. Totally different story now: not at all "friendly" down on the flat for a 40' fiver. Narrow roads, tight turns, tree obstructions, small tight sites. The person who checked us in was the worst in our 8 years (many full time) of RV travel. Aloof, surly, and insulting: he would be reason enough for us to never come back. Bathroom gave "rustic" a whole new meaning; thank God I only had to use it on arrival!
I am trying to find some reason to not rate this a 10, which I never do. Sites are HUGE, utilities fine and well positioned, close to everything, very dog friendly, indoor pool, excellent Wi-Fi and cable, back-ins easy to negotiate (w/38' fiver), great office staff and aesthetically attractive, with low masonry walls define paths, borders and even tent sites. Lots of growing things. Oops -- got it. This site wasn't quite level. Guess I'll have to call it a 9.9!
Kind of a "hardscrabble" park with many (nice) permanents. But it has numerous benefits we consider important. Convenient, working utilities. Roomy sites. Close to what you want to visit. Really pet friendly, not just conditional pet acceptance. Most of all, owners rank among the nicest owner-operators we've run into in many years and many sites. We would certainly come back.
So here's the deal. You make a phone reservation and get an e-mail letter back thanking you. You get there to check in and no humans -- pick any site and put your fee in an envelope. It's a rough gravel parking lot with a couple dozen trees and two rows of narrow side by side sites defined only by the utility posts. The view is a beautiful lake next door. In the middle is a great new bathhouse/laundry/rec room. For overnight, maybe two, a great bargain. Otherwise, move on.
This is a small, basically maintained campground. But there's nothing basic about the owners. We have not met a nicer couple in all our travels, and that's worth many points. No cable TV, but satellite and antenna worked fine. Excellent Wi-Fi. Less than half a mile to an exciting old fashioned downtown that's alive day and night. We would certainly return.
This is a $23 campground that charges $63 for location, location, location. Roads and sites are awful, but utilities work fine. Couldn't be more convenient for Teton and Jackson Hole activities however. In their favor, you can use the pool and spa at the Resort that owns them. Cable excellent; Wi-Fi kicks you off repeatedly. Returning isn't an issue; we've done the Tetons!
Very well maintained park and perfect for daily trips into the Park. The back-ins were not long enough for our large rig and tow vehicle so we had to park partially on the lawn, defying the rules. But nobody complained despite staff passing by frequently. Wi-Fi on a stupid coupon system, 2 hours at a time and didn't work half the time. Limited cable. While we were able to position okay, many rigs had more than 30' of sewer hose. Would look around for alternative next time.
I'm convinced the review that called this park a "best kept secret" was written by someone close to the ownership. In truth it is a gravel and grass, incredibly buggy parking lot with about 40 underdeveloped, crowded, side by side sites and fewer than half with sewer. No services at all except one porta potty. The punitive set of rules says that if you take a sewer site, you must arrive with an empty tank. Who would know?? Wonder if they have a meter on your outflow. It's surrounded by a ranch with beautiful horses and a herd of steer, and that's the only nice thing I can say. Thank goodness we got the PA rate; anyone who paid $40 for this place would be very sore, indeed.
This is the most pristine park I have ever seen. Asphalt drives and concrete sites are decorated and surrounded with small trees, floral bushes and grass areas worthy of a golf course. Sprinklers go off every day. All that says: "Look but don't touch." Despite a pet walk area, it's not at all pet friendly, and the pet area stinks to high heaven. It has one piece of kids climbing equipment on a 200 square foot wood chipped area, on a busy corner. The horseshoe toss is virtually invisible; it's totally landscaped! No pool, but has exercise equipment. Free Wi-Fi but they try to talk you out of using it. No kids or pets? You'll find it close to everything you want to see in Salem, and it's "eye candy." Otherwise, stay away.
Positives: All asphalt sites with small well kept, grass plots. Across the river from Mt. Hood and close to the Columbia River. Gorgeous sites. Negatives: It's between a truck highway and a freight railroad, both 100 yards away and very active (with comp. brakes even!). "No" signs all over the place. You feel like big brother is watching you all the time. Pet area is down a hill and it's hard to get pets there without accidents. Much too expensive for what you get. No pool.
Wish I could find something good to say. If this were a PA campground at half price ($18), I still wouldn't have stayed if I'd seen it first. Facilities were under water -- not totally their fault; they were drowned from hard winter. But no cable and no local antenna stations. Promised good satellite, but ours was blocked. Very coarse sites, small, and the entire place was unkempt. And the road noise? Deafening, even when closed up. Stay away!
Very nice campground with large concrete patios, good facilities, pet run, and other amenities. The only drawback was the arrangement of the utilities. Long runs, and on some sites the sewer hose is same side as your patio area! Lots of things to do in the area along the Columbia River, and very historic.
We stayed here for six weeks and fell in love with both the CG and the city. Everything was perfectly done and all needs not on-site were nearby. Staff, with one exception, was excellent. The exception, a perennial workcamper, promised to help me after surgery and failed to do so. Office and shop were open long hours. Mail handled beautifully. We hated to leave, but new destinations beckoned. We used both mobile and offsite RV repair services with A-1 results.
Our Passport America rate was half price, and that is all it was worth. So small that our slider and neighbor's were exactly 21 inches apart. Some sites are larger and actually encompass a vehicle driveway. Partial concrete pad and postage stamp patio. We were on creekside, with a nice social center and generous inexpensive meals Friday night and Sat-Sun breakfasts. Nice dog run; good laundry. Connected to a Day's Inn for pool and exercise facilities. "Lakeside" is fancier, but you probably wouldn't get the big discount. Very close to The Alamo, other historic sites, and shopping.
Rate above is a combination of monthly rate and avg. electricity. We had a waterfront site for the winter -- gorgeous view and dozens of exotic birds in the lagoon. Sites are small and covered with large gravel; utilities are antiquated but dependable. Large, pleasant staff. Swimming pool and spa open year round and very nice. Clubhouse excellent and plenty of activities, including an "Olympics" in February. Sites on the hill, about half of the total, are less desirable. A dozen pull-thrus dedicated to transients are great. Windy all the time. Wi-Fi is a joke! Corpus Christi across the Bay can keep you entertained all winter.
Great park close to town with wonderful owners living on premises. Maneuvering a little difficult because of lush tropical foliage everywhere. Activities every day, including pool all winter. Not particularly kid friendly but pets are fine. Escort to site, and they'll pull you in if you're hesitant. Snowbirds flock here, and we might have considered it had we known about it during our search. The city of Victoria has everything you could want or need.
Nice park on the southeast outskirts of OKC. Long concrete pad and asphalt roads. Hookups are fine but you need a long sewer hose. Good dog area (not fenced) along one edge. No pool or playground and quite noisy -- planes, trains and automobiles!
Level campground with interesting layout of concrete sites, leaving extra space for towers and/or toads. Good Wi-Fi. Very convenient to the city and its attractions. Well-stocked fishing pond. But it is home to a tribe of feral cats who leave waste all over and have been known, according to a "local," to attack visiting dogs who got too close.
This "commercial" campground has very little to redeem itself. Tough roads, small unkempt sites. When we pulled the valves on our tanks, the hose, which was in little more than an open unfinished hole, spilled out all over the ground.
This park is owned by a concrete company. It is designed and executed with the care of designing a golf course! Long wide sites, lots of grass, excellent hookups, beautiful pool, great playground, best dog-run we've seen, well-lit, a security gate, and very close to town. What's the negative? Highway noise (but not view) and only two washers. Not enough to knock it down even a point.
This a gravel parking lot calling itself a campground. If you want/need to be in the area, plan no more than a short stay here. Entrance is extremely narrow off a busy street -- you will go over a curb in anything but a tiny rig.
Our rating is in large part based on the fact that this park was reasonable and near where we needed to be for a couple of weeks. It has awful interior roads but sites/patios are all concrete, full service pull-thrus -- some even with metered propane. Our site had a railed patio and faced the beautiful stocked pond with a sheep meadow beyond. Wi-Fi is phenomenal! There are many long-timers (contractors)-- nice people in neat, modern large rigs. Major shopping 5-10 miles away.
This KOA park has the usual good "front end" - family facilities, pizza parlor, pool, and a great pet park. But the sites are awful. Less than 15 feet wide, and our site, like many, had a gravel yard with stones averaging golf ball size -- impossible to walk on, much less enjoy. A previous reviewer who didn't plug in his sewer because it was in the middle of the neighbor's yard spoke the truth! The only good sites were the "premium" sites, and since their regular sites are already premium priced, who wants to pay more? It's reasonably close to Omaha for sightseeing, however. We don't plan to come back.
It is convenient to all Sioux City attractions. The sites are shabby -- worn gravel, spotty grass. Many sites were waterlogged when we got there; in two days most (but not ours) dried out. Utility hookups are poorly arranged; sewer too far back (in fact we dumped by backing up to it when leaving). There is a very nice fenced dog park. The Pool (heated) was still open. There is lots of kid stuff. The cable and free wi-fi are both excellent. We would return for an overnight or two. The usual KOA prices -- too high, especially for 30 amp! Premium sites were nicer but even more too high!
Great campground. We were stuck in Mitchell for two weeks and there couldn't have been a better place for us to stay -- with Passport America rates throughout stay. Almost all roomy pull-thrus with lots of grass. Extremely courteous and helpful staff. Convenient to everything. Don't stop with the Corn Palace; the Primitive Village and Discovery Museum are also must-sees. Huge Cabellas (national sales leader) and Wal-Mart within half a mile. Good restaurants. Pet walking a little awkward; signs all over say no pets here. Wi-Fi shaky; blows you off a lot. We would definitely go back.
This is an old campground that needs TLC, and many of the sites have no sewer. We were way up in back, which was full hookup, big rig friendly and spacious, but all gravel. Best feature of this CG is the fact that it is less than 2 miles from most of Medora's many enchanting attractions. You need to stay long enough to see everything! No place to buy anything but western clothes, souvenirs and restaurant meals except for one convenience store (with gas and diesel). Bonus: They play and sing in front of the office every night!
A very nice campground with level sites. Lots of grass. Some sites narrow but most are roomy; we had a huge end site. Very pet friendly. We had a beautiful view of the Missouri River but also were only a few hundred feet from I-90. We stayed for 7 days to do full timer chores, but if road noise bothers you, cut it shorter. Excellent Lewis and Clark center nearby as well as other historic attractions. Beautiful pool was lighted at night. The Labor Day family crowd had a ball! The Oasis Restaurant has ripoff prices. We would (briefly) stop back.
This campsite is a gem, in large part because of its management. Upon settling, the owner advised us in detail, with maps and brochures, everything to see nearby and as far as Medora and Rapid City. The sites were very good size and maneuvering easy. The location is central to a lot of history, as well as an incredible energy facility. Whatever you do, don't miss the Mercer County Museum in Beulah. There is a supermarket across the street and a family restaurant in town. We would definitely go back. Discounts abound; even without, it's a bargain.
Campground is near the city but far from Rushmore and other monuments. Terraced into a steep hill, it is 45% crumbling asphalt, 50% worn gravel and 5% grass. We were promised site Wi-Fi access, even given a code, but later told it didn't reach that far. Pool on the highway was unoccupied. Sites were narrow, not enough room for toad/tower. Vehicles parked at top of hill blocked exit for big rigs; we had to back down to another route. Worst part: the $42 rate was a crowning insult.
This is one of the ten (maybe 5) best campgrounds we've stayed in, and we're full time travelers. Ample sites, sports with loaned equipment, heated pool, rally center, many open landscaped areas. Plenty to do in the area; we stayed for a month. Best of all, the owners are the best. Everyone's attitude is over-the-top and maintenance is pristine. Flowers everywhere! They REALLY care. Actually a 9.8 as the Wi-Fi is flaky (comes and goes). No cable TV, but big city local TV (we have satellite).
This is one of our favorite parks ever, and we will return. The sites are large and well cared for. Water and sewer stretch your supply of hose, but it's do-able. Great fire rings with double decker grates. Nice mix of people from tents up to very fancy motor homes -- friendly and courteous, as are the management folks. Acres of fun space and good bike paths. Quad cities are very interesting and close. No reservations, don't try to go in on a Friday night!
The most “sterile” campground we have ever visited. Postage stamp concrete sites force you to park your “toad” or tow vehicle under your awning in your outdoor living space. No pool, no grills, no fire rings, no playground, no community pavilion, no shade, little grass, one third of dryers broken and an overpriced restaurant. The worst part? Very punitive rules and a nasty owner and her staff who watch every move. Close to town, but not worth $50 a night.