Like any other park, this has its "pros" and "cons". For us, there were more of the latter (hence the low rating). The only pros this park has to offer are that it is on the ocean, employs a courteous staff, has concrete pads and some sites with a nice, spacious deck and landscaping. Unfortunately, there are many cons. This is an old park. As a result, narrow dirt roads characterized by tight, difficult turns wind their way between very narrow sites. The water pressure is very low (not terrible, just very low), and the electric current is not steady (we experienced several spikes and dips in the voltage; both of which can wreck havoc with an RV's components). If your desire to be by the water is greater than your desire to drive down wide streets with wide turns to get to a wide site with decent water pressure and a stable electric supply, this is the park for you. If not, avoid this park (as we will in the future).
As has been mentioned, this is a small, family-run business located close to (only a mile from)I-75 (at exit 60). The park is quaint, the staff is nice and they have FREE WiFi available at most sites. Many pull-throughs with 50 amp available and there are a lot of shade trees. The pull-throughs can easily accommodate rigs of 65 total feet (including toad). The Verizon wireless aircard signal was strong and the rate ($24 with GS discount) was reasonable. On the "could be better" side: The water pressure is high (clocked it at 63 psi), sewer access pipes aren't threaded, roads need a bit of care, some sites are a bit tight, and the entrance and check-in parking spaces need to be widened. No CATV. All in all, it was a pleasant experience and we would certainly stay here again.
As mentioned by previous reviewers, the roads and sites in this campground are very narrow. The design and placement of the roads with respect to the sites and the trees wasn't done with a great deal of thought. As a result, RV'ers with rigs greater than 35 feet or so must use extreme caution when driving to and from their site, as they will be forced to navigate sharp turns while avoiding the toads of other RV'ers which have been (by necessity) parked very close to the roadway. After arriving at your site, you will most likely find it to be unlevel in addition to being narrow. Moreover, many of the sewer connections are slightly uphill from the site (more poor planning) and the sewer access pipe is not threaded (requiring the use of a donut). On the positive side, the staff is very nice and helpful, the facilities are clean, the WiFi is free (if you can get on), and the pool area is very nice. For the price, however, we expected more (i.e., wider roads, level sites, etc.). Our rate ($46) reflects the more expensive pull-through sites, which are the only sites in this campground with 50 amp service. If we're in this area again, we would stay here again only if there were no other options available to us.
The previous reviewer stated that this park "has all you want" and that the grounds are "immaculate". In our experience at this park, neither of these statements held true. While this is a nice park, with nice amenities, there is plenty of room for improvement. The office staff was not overly knowledgeable about the park's policies and the Passport America sites they offer are the least desireable sites in the park. The entrance is poorly designed, and 2 rigs checking in at the same time will create a bit of a traffic jam at the park's entrance (even if the rigs are shorter). Like many parks today, this park will "nickel and dime" you for every little charge. It's a nice park, but for what they charge there are better options in this area. We are not likely to return to this park again if any other options are available to us.
Despite the full hookup sites, RVers need to know that this is not a "campground" per se, but a marina in which the owner rents empty boat storage lots to RVers during the summer (when the boats are all in the water). While the owner (Joel) is a very nice man who is very accommodating to his guests, RVers should not expect a campground atmosphere (i.e., showers, bath houses, pet walk areas, etc.). That having been said, this place DEFINITELY has it's advantages (and disadvantages, as well). THE ADVANTAGES ARE: 1) The view! As this is a marina, many of the sites are directly on the water (like 60 feet away), 2) It is very close (less than 5 blocks) to downtown Duluth, and Duluth's famous aerial bridge is only 2 blocks away, 3) It's proximity to restaurants, downtown, shopping, etc. means that you don't have to use your toad if you don't mind walking a few blocks. THE DISADVANTAGES ARE: 1) The water pressure is HIGH (like around 100 psi), so PLEASE BE SURE to use your regulator, 2) As this place is located on a marina adjacent to an active harbor, you may hear the fog horns and/or ship heralding horns (which are VERY loud) at any hour of the day or night (but we were there for 2 nights and heard only 1 such horn), 3) There is very little grass here for walking your pets (as it's a marina), but there is a small patch of grass (about 40' x 10') near the office. All in all, it is a nice place.
Like any other campground, Dakotah Meadows has it's "pros and cons", and those "pros and cons" will vary with each person's perspective. From our perspective, here are the PROS: concrete pads, paved roads, landscaped sites, EXCELLENT water and STRONG water pressure (I measured 57 psi),large playground for the kiddies, wide sites, fire rings, a self-service RV and car wash, gas and diesel fuel on the premises, shuttle to the casino, close to the city (i.e., Bloomington and/or Minneapolis/St. Paul), close to the mall (the Mall of America in Bloomington), and close (less than 4 miles) to a Wal-Mart supercenter and a Home Depot. The CONS (in our opinion) are: the pull-through sites (as mentioned by a previous rater) are poorly designed and result in being VERY close to your neighbor (if you both have your slides out, you'll have to walk sideways to pass between them), the only discount you'll get here is a whopping ONE DOLLAR off per night, and then only if you belong to AAA or FMCA (but on the up side, they don't ask for proof of membership). They also don't have cable TV, but that wasn't an issue for us as we have DirecTV.
Please note that our low rate ($ 16) was the result of our staying a week at the weekly rate ($ 112). The regular nightly rate is $ 23. Please also note that the campground office is not located on site, but is almost 2 miles away. If you can get over that oddity, this is a nice place to camp. The owners have recently doubled the size of the campground and have added wide, landscaped and paved sites to the back section, in addition to new facilities buildings housing laundry, showers, a rec room and the like (these new buildings won't be completed until July 2007, though). THE PROS: very friendly staff, low rates, a playground for the kids, a horseshoe pit for the adults, WiFi access (for a fee), wide paved and landscaped sites, paved inner roads, nice peaceful location far (but not too far) away from "the city". Adventureland Park is less than 2 miles away, as are Prairie Meadows Casino, much shopping, and a lot of nice restaurants. THE CONS: No pool, no cable TV, and the office is not on site.
The only things we enjoyed about this park were that the owner was nice and they had free cable TV and free WiFi. Aside from that, there's not much to rave about. The sites are extremely narrow (less than 18 feet - I measured it), nothing is paved or even asphalt (it's all small gauge gravel), the sites aren't clearly marked, and no discounts of any kind are honored here. While it's okay for a one-night stay, we wouldn't recommend staying any longer.
This is a nice (but slightly over-priced) park. The sites and the pads are both wide and paved, and the sites are fairly level. Our pull-thru site (for which we paid $2.50 per night extra) was almost 100 feet long. The power pedestals are lighted and two water spigots are provided for each site. Each site is beautifully landscaped and trash receptacles are provided at each site. They provide free cable TV and free WiFi and we received strong signals on both. Our $39 rate (which is substantially higher than the rate the previous poster received) included a $2.50 charge for the pull-thru site we had and may also have been a bit higher because we checked in on a Friday night (i.e., weekend rate). Although we are rarely willing to pay more than $25 per night in ANY campground (as we never use ALL of the facilities), we really like this park and would consider staying here again unless other comparable options were available at a lower rate. We gave this park a rating of 9 only because we feel that the price is a bit high, despite the amenities.
Like any other, this park has it's pros and cons. THE PROS: heated indoor pool and hot tub, full hookups, free coffee and muffins, discount tickets to area attractions, relatively level sites. THE CONS: extremely low water pressure (35 psi), staff isn't overly friendly (which has been mentioned in other reviews), sites are pretty tight (ours was less than 21 feet wide), traffic noise from the interstate is noticable and constant (but not to the point of being bothersome). WE WILL NOT STAY HERE AGAIN.
PROS> Extremely friendly and helpful staff, level sites, free cable TV, free Wi-Fi, laundry, small camp store, small golf driving range, plenty of room for pets, and located in a quiet, rural setting adjacent to a nice pond in which fishing is permitted. CONS> The facilities here are very old and are in dire need of a regular maintenance schedule. This park is well off the beaten path and is a bit hard to find (our GPS didn't recognize the address and the staff talked us in via our cell phone). There are many permanent residents here, most of whom work locally and none of whom occupy RV's that have been recently washed, waxed, painted or cleaned. OVERALL> This is a quaint little park and is very well suited as a home base for exploring Waco and surrounding areas (which is what we did). If you're looking for luxury or status, however, this place won't fit the bill. Our $22.50 rate (RVParkreviews won't let you enter cents) was calculated after applying a Good Sam discount.
Pros: Friendly staff, paved streets, paved sites and pads, free cable TV and wireless available for a charge (Tengo Net). Nice, clean facilities including a pool, an adult jacuzzi and a well-stocked camp store. Cons: Narrow sites (less than 22 feet wide), no easily-visible site number markings, many 1-way streets make navigating the park cumbersome, and it's located almost 30 minutes from San Antonio's major attractions (although it's near the interstate so the drive into town is an easy one). Our $17 rate reflects the Passport America discount, which is accepted for a 3-day maximum and requires an advance reservation.
As a previous poster mentioned, "there are numerous folks living in this park". However, that same poster also indicated that there were "piles of junk around their trailers and RV's". This is no longer (and maybe never was) totally accurate. While about 8 sites in the back of this park are a bit on the "rough" side, there are most certainly not "piles of junk" anywhere in this park. This is a nice park with mostly level concrete patios and sites and the staff is very friendly. The downside here is that the sites are VERY narrow (mine was less than 18 feet wide), the park could have been designed a bit better (some sites are tricky to get into), the pool is a bit small (get 8 people in it, and it's crowded), and the rate is a bit high. Our daily rate of $27 was only because we paid for a week. Otherwise, it would have been much higher. All in all this is a nice park and we'd stay here again.
This is a quaint little campground near the Colorado River and off the beaten trail. Owners are eager to please and are doing all they can to maintain this old campground (the owner's dad, who passed away and left the park to her). The facilities are old but clean and pretty well maintained. Some things could use a bit of repair and maybe a fresh coat of paint, but this is a nice park with full hook-ups, plenty of shade trees, cable TV and shower and laundry facilities. While they don't have WiFi in the park itself, we had no problem getting a strong signal from our Verizon air card. We would DEFINITELY stay here again and only gave the 7 rating due to the age of the park and the facilities and the fact that the sites could be a bid wider (but were NOT by any means "tight").
This park is very, very nice but, like all parks, has it's pros and cons. The pros: wide, cement pads and patios, fairly level sites, lighted roadways, beautifully manicured sites, and a dirt cheap rate (with Passport America, it's $6.50). The cons: the folks who rent the many cabins (non-RV'ers) tend to be a bit "rowdier" that the RV'ers and are sometimes noisy at night. Aside from that, this is an EXCELLENT park. All in all, it's not a bad place; provided that you remember where you are and who you're dealing with.
The positive things about this park were: level and wide sites with concrete pads, lighted hookup pedestals, scenic view along the Mississippi, pet walk area, children's playground area, very clean and modern laundry and office area and clean showering area. The negative things about this park were: lack of shade trees and all-gravel roads. Our $23 average rate was due to PA discount for the first night and GS discount for the second. We stayed 2 nights and would gladly return here if we're ever in Louisiana again.
This is an old (40 + years) campground and is somewhat in need of renovations to both the facilities and the sites, yet it is remarkably clean and the staff is extremely polite and accommodating. On the upside: there is plenty of shade, the sites are relatively level, and there is a nice lake in which fishing is permitted. On the downside: the facilities are old, some of the sites are a bit short, and the location is somewhat off the main highways. We gave it a "7" only because of the age of the campground and it's distance from main thoroughfares. The $11 rate reflects the Passport America discount. We would consider returning if no other options were available.
This is an EXCELLENT state park. The sites are wide and surprisingly not too far off level (only 1 of our 4 jacks were needed). The facilities were clean and the staff were very friendly. Although there are no full hookup sites for campers, there are places scattered throughout the park where you can hookup to a gray water dump if your hose is long enough. The $19 rate we paid reflects the senior discount off their regular $24 rate. Ft Yargo also features scenic hiking trails, miniature golf and non-motorized boat rentals. We would certainly stay here again!
I disagree with a previous poster that said the only thing that could make this campground better is an indoor pool. There are actually SEVERAL things that could make this campground better (aside from an indoor pool). Level sites would be one of them - very few sites are even CLOSE to being level and using our jacks to get level meant that 2 of our wheels were off the ground (yes, it was THAT bad). Another thing that could make this campground better is the installation of more water spigots - at least to the point where two sites don't have to share one spigot and that RV'ers don't need a 35' hose to get water (yes, they are REALLY that far away). Another improvement would be to make the hookups close to EACH OTHER - our electric pedestal was seven feet from the water spigot and the sewer was another five feet away. If you don't have extra water hoses and a shore power extension cord, you WILL NOT be able to camp in many of the sites here. The scenery and the rate are the only reasons I rated this campground a 7. We will not be back again.
This is a nice mid-sized park. The management is very friendly, the facilities are clean, the park grounds are well-maintained, and it's located right near everything you'd need to have but far enough away (about 15 min) from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg. The trolley even runs through and will pick you up at your site!
This was our first time in a state park (or state "recreation area") and we LOVED it! We'd always avoided state parks because 50 amp service usually isn't available, but a visit to Dreher Island changed our view on that. This place is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!! The sites are clean, paved, very wide and pretty much level. The staff is friendly, it isn't very crowded and the lake (Lake Murray) is stunningly beautiful. If you've never been here, YOU NEED TO TRY IT!!!
Although it's nothing fancy, this is a nice little park close to Savannah with all the necessities (i.e., full hookups). The roads are somewhat "paved" (being basically ribbons of asphalt as opposed to actual "paving"), the grounds are fairly clean (scattered piles of dog waste notwithstanding), and the staff is friendly. The laundry facilities are nice and all the machines worked.
With the exception of having many, many permanent residents and grounds that aren't adequately maintained, this park is actually quite nice. The proliferation of residents, though, gives it more the feel of a trailer park with RV sites than an "RV Resort". When added to the fact that many of the permanent residences are in a state of disrepair (complete with littered sites, overgrown weeds, etc.), this park isn't the best, but certainly isn't the worst we've stayed in. On the positive side, the staff is very nice and helpful, the showers and laundry facilities are clean and well-maintained, and the pool was very nice.
While this park is widely known for the coral reef, it could (with a bit of work) also be known for being a nice place to stay. At the present time, however, this is not the case. The sites are VERY small, the shore power is volatile (it dropped to almost 107v and we had to fire up the generator), the water pressure is low (gauged it at 37) and the "famous coral reef" was a disappointment (at $30 per person, a snorkeling excursion to the "famous reef" yielded little more than a view of brown rocks amid grass and sand). All in all, it's not a very good place to camp. Try Bahia Honda State Park or Curry Hammock State Park instead - both are nearby and a LOT less crowded (and you'll also save $30 on a lame snorkeling tour).
Boyd's is one of those campgrounds that seems to rely more heavily on it's location than it's amenities in order to attract campers. Although it advertises itself as "Boyd's Key West Campground", it is located NOT in Key West but on Stock Island (north of Key West). The $90 per night "ocean-front" (actually inlet) sites were small and crowded. The water faucet at the pedestal was a mere FOUR INCHES away from the electric plug-in (I measured it), there is no Wi-Fi, the sewer pipe feed is not threaded, they charge extra for everything imaginable, and they have a large number of tent campers sprinkled about the campground. While the office staff was very nice and helpful, their courtesy did little to ease the pain of being stung for $100 per night in a cramped site next to tent campers. We will not return to this park and STRONGLY suggest that anyone who is considering staying here look to other parks.