In the middle of the park are 30 pull throughs and 6 back-in for short term parking. The rest are all back-in’s located around the perimeter of the park, set up for seasonal or full time residents(with electric meters). All of the sites around the perimeter have lots of shade trees. The sites in the middle have nuisance decorative trees and shrubs. All the roadways and pads are pea gravel that just loves to get stuck in your tire treads. Water pressure at the site was nominal at 40 psi. Each site has a concrete pad with a picnic table, but the problem is that the space between the concrete pads is narrow, making positioning of your rig a real challenge. Beside the electrical pedestal was a large Cable box that sat 24” into the site, reducing the available maneuvering space from 11’ to 9’, not much allowance for a 8 ½’ wide rig. All the other sites did not have this problem so avoid site #91 if you can unless you have the ‘turn thing’ down pat. The spacing of the decorative trees and shrubs caused problems with trying to position our 4 slides. The sewage opening is actually in the concrete patio of your next door neighbor, sitting it about 8” above the ground. By the time you screw in your connecting elbow, the opening at good 12-14” above the ground. No matter how hard you try, crap does not flow uphill. In our site, the tree on left side of site overhung the parking spot and as we attempted to pull in, we were pushing branches out of the way. I eventually backed out and went around again and went over to the right as much as I could. I asked the staff to trim back the tree as it overshadowed the site, but they refused. The WiFi was free, but pathetic. The connection was slow and unreliable and disconnected frequently. We will not stay there again.
The rate reflected the Friday/Saturday Passport cost. The owner of the park stayed 1/2 hour late waiting for our arrival (Ft. Worth rush hour traffic). Nice long gravel sites. Water faucet mounted in below ground level box that had cut-out so that it was easy to hook up. Nice soft water, unusual for Texas, good pressure. The park has plenty of open areas, also a small herd of Alpacas. The animals have a herding dog with them who checks you out to see if you mean any harm to his charges. Once that’s established he’s very friendly. We will stay here again.
The price reflects a rally rate that is much lower than the usual $42 a night. There is a separate ‘adults only’ section with 20 sites with it’s own pool, restrooms, showers and laundry. There are another 111 sites in the rest of the park with a second pool, restrooms, showers and laundry. The park itself is very well maintained with long, spacious concrete pads. The water pressure and electricity were all good with an easily accessible mid-pad sewer connection. The roads are all paved, nice and wide for maneuvering a big rig. Sites are angled to facilitate easy backing in or pulling through. Although the WiFi was free, frequently it was painfully slow or very often would disconnect altogether. Normally that wouldn’t have been so bad, except the Verizon service was almost non existent, so we were forced to use the park WiFi and suffer with it. DSL is available for a price, but I refuse to pay a park for better internet service, as that just reinforces their business logic of providing poor free service to entice you to pay for it. There is a nice enclosed dog run which our two greyhounds appreciated, and were able to run and chase each other to their hearts content. You can schedule an RV wash or propane delivery at your site and their is daily garbage pickup at your site. To tell the truth though, if it had not been for the rally rate, we would not have considered staying here as it is far to pricey.
The price reflects having a Texas State Park Pass. You really need to read the website description of the park RV facilities very carefully as you look at the map of the park and put the two together to get a better picture of the facilities. There are two RV camping/parking areas with several other water only tent camping sites: Jacales Camping area is water and electricity only (20/30/50) with a combination of tent and RV sites and a separate dump station. It is a combination parking lot for the tent campers and a parking space for boondockers. Don’t expect spacious accommodations. It is right beside the city run swimming pool (open June through August). The Karankawa Camping area is RV sites with full hookups (30/50 amps), but only 20 sites, so be sure to make reservations. We have a 41’ fifth wheel and had no problems fitting into the sites. The only advice would be to keep to the right as you pull up to the office to register, as you will need to make an immediate sharp left turn into the Karankawa Camp site. The trees are well trimmed for tall rigs. There are a number of nature trails for walks, which were very good for walking the dogs. The only downside to our April visit, was the caterpillar infestation; after 4 days, our roof and truck were covered in black pellets of caterpillar poo! At times it was falling so hard, it sounded like rain. Easy to sweep off when dry, but miserable to get rid of when it rains and becomes a mushy mess. We were fascinated about the history of the area, the Goliad Massacre, the first Texas Declaration of Independence in Goliad, Zaragoza’s birthplace and the Fannin Memorial. There are many historic sites to visit close to the park.
This is a small RV park very close to I-70. The park seemed old as the roads were old broken asphalt that needed repair. We had only planned to stay 1 night, which is just as well. Half of the park has no sewer connections and the only site left for us was in the non-sewer half. The entire park is situated on the side of a slope. Our site was so out of level that even our self leveling system could not cope, however that is why I carry a carpenters level for just these circumstances. In manual mode, the rear jacks were completely extended and the fronts barely showing in order that the rig was level from front to back. Leveling side to side was not as bad, but the back sloped more than the front. The water pressure was good and internet service was excellent. The sites were nice and long so that our truck fit in once un-coupled. Hitching up was a bit of a challenge with the truck trying to roll back into the rig. The only way to release the chocks was to drive forward. The staff are very friendly and helpful. For a one night stop, its viable but I would not want to stay here for any length of time to visit local attractions. Had we had a level site with a sewer connection, we probably would have rated the park higher. The rate reflects the Good Sam discount.
This is a well kept RV park in a great wooded area, close to I-71, but with all the forest and the distance that the park is from the highway, you couldn’t hear a thing. The roads and sites are all well graveled, the sites are fairly level and very wide giving you lots of room for sitting out. All sites have a picnic table and fire ring. We have a long 5th wheel, 41+ft and we fit into the site with room to spare for the truck to park behind the rig. A joy not having to fight to squeeze a 20ft truck with a shoe horn. Water pressure was excellent, and a good thing too that I had just bought a replacement pressure regulator. Although the Wi-Fi is free, where we were parked just down the road from the office, even with a signal booster with an antenna on the roof, the signal was too low for a connection. The owners make no apologies for the poor service. The RV park has a little pond that is stocked with fish, but with the low water levels this year, not sure how well the fish were doing. The pond has a nice wooded/grassy area on one side for walking. It is also a nice walk along the entrance way to Wilmington Road and then along the road. On one walk, we got a fleeting glance of a deer jumping across the entrance road (the dogs wanted to take chase). The park is close to a number of interesting sites, Caesar Creek State Park and Pioneer Village, Fort Ancient State Park, Camp Kern Ozone Zipline tree canopy tours. If in the area again, we will definitely stay here again.
This is a nice little park, with paved roads and nicely graveled sites. A couple of miles south on Ohio 37 from I-74 exit 4. If you make reservations, make sure to ask if your site is to the right (west) or left (east) of the office. As you come into the RV park, there is really no ‘check-in parking’ and you have to immediately go either left or right; and never the twain shall meet. If given a choice, choose a site in the east section as it is further from the highway and not as noisy. Good water pressure and electrical. The free Wi-Fi is excellent, a good signal and excellent bandwidth. The sites are nice and long, fitting both a 41ft rig plus 20ft tow vehicle. The little lake makes for a nice grassy/wooded area for a walk.
This is a very old KOA, but the owners appear to be making some infrastructure and cosmetic improvements: new swing sets, sand boxes, gravel on roads, treating/sealing picnic tables. The grounds and washrooms are well tended and kept neat/clean. Trees at sites are kept trimmed. The campground is located up against the north side of Hwy 401, 6 lanes of constant traffic noise 24x7. (Goggle Maps sometimes shows it south of the hwy.) From exit #312, you proceed north 1 mile, west 1 mile and then south 1 mile to get to the campsite. The route is well marked. There is no real dog walking area. There is a trail that leads through the woods, but no room for dogs to pass-by without causing a commotion. Since the park is at the end of a dead end road, we simply ended up taking long walks down the road. The pool is nice and clean, tested every 2 hours. In the summer, the solar heated water is nice. The well water is extremely hard, but our water softener took care of that. The Wi-Fi can be really irritating, regularly taking you back to the KOA web logon screen or simply disconnecting. We had a strong signal where we were parked, but it was very, very slow, almost to the point of non-existence. Very often your connection would just drop either in the middle of loading a page or between pages, making it difficult to do anything that required multi screen navigation while logged on to a web site, such as online banking or blogs. When it was working, 23 speed tests over a 4 week period measured the download speed at 0.2517 mbps and the upload speed at 0.167 mbps. Sites are a mix of gravel/grass and can be a challenge to get your rig level. The park has 2 sections: West Section. Has back to back sites that can be used as a single site for extra long rigs. This section only has 2, 50 amp back in sites and the rest are 30 amp full service or 15 amp no sewer sites, but the pool is located in this section. East Section (where we parked). This is the only part of the park with 50 amp service in pull throughs. This section is mostly long term residents or permanent weekenders. The sites are a bit cramped in terms of length but the width is good, you don’t have to worry about your awnings hitting your next door neighbor’s slides and there is room to park a tow vehicle. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Many of the tables were very weathered and in poor condition. The sewer outlets are particularly high, most are located within the 4x4 border around the water/electrical posts that makes laying sewer hose problematic as the hose has to snake up’n’over the wood beams and then up an additional 3-4” to the pipe opening. TV over the air reception in the East section is pretty bad, as that section is lower down the hill and surrounded by trees. We could only received a couple of channels all with weak signals. There are some nice shops in Campbellville (just south of the 401 at exit #312) for quick shopping or lunch, and everything else you can imagine in Milton, 5-7 miles east on the hwy. We stayed solely to visit family as it was the only park we could find that could handle our 41 footer, that was close to our family, that wasn’t a resort park that would have charged our family and friends to visit. The rate reflects the monthly rate (GST not included). All this being said, the managers and staff are very friendly and helpful.
If you have children, this is the perfect campground for you. The activities at the Sawmill City Amusement park will keep your kids busy and exhausted by the end of the day. On Weekends, the place is packed, so reservations well ahead are a must. You really need to keep to the 5 MPH speed limit as there are a multitude of kids speeding along on bicycles and they spring up from every which way, and turn right in front of you. If anyone in the family has breathing problems, care should be taken as it seems on weekends, almost every site has a campfire going and if there is no substantial breeze, the smoke hangs in the air. During the week, this was not an issue. From a more mundane perspective, the sites are nice and wide and fairly level. the water pressure can be an issue (32 psi on the weekend, 40 during the week when the park was 80% empty). We were passing through Port Huron on our way to Ontario and unfortunately our schedule brought us here on a weekend, so we did not get the best site for our rig. The site was not long enough to park our 41’ rig plus tow vehicle. When we made reservation, they assured us that site would be long enough to park both. The Wi-Fi Internet is free and a good strong signal, but very slow (37 kbps) and unreliable. The campground is close to I-69 for easy on/off. We plan on staying here again on our southbound trip arriving on a weekday and leaving before the weekend.
This is a very pleasant campground. The pull through sites are very long. There are two sets of hookups so that two smaller campers could use the site. The campground is run by a very friendly couple who make you feel welcome. It is right off US 54 but the traffic noise isn’t a problem. Good dog walking area. We would stay here again.
We stayed here for 3 nights. The website instructions for coming from I-435 uses Truman Rd, (Hwy 12), which has some low clearances of 12’ 9” on the route. The instructions for access from I-70 take you through a downtown like area, which although tedious with stop signs every block, gets you there without any low obstructions or difficult turns. I would recommend always approaching from I-70. The sites are almost all back-ins, but the roadway is very wide giving you an easy approach and set-up to back in. The sites are 45’ long concrete pads, which are nice, but it was a slight problem with our 41’ 5th wheel, having to park our tow vehicle across the front of the rig on the roadway. The staff are very helpful. Our site had a bad electrical breaker on the 50 amp circuit which they fixed right away. The RV park is right beside a city sports park with baseball and soccer fields, which make for a nice walking area. The website lists a dog run, but it is really nothing but a large dog pen, with no room for anything other than a miniature dog to exercise. There is an excellent HyVee grocery store a few miles south on Noland Rd, just south of I-70. The internet is unreliable; major problems connecting and no guarantee of staying connected. When you are connected, it is pitifully slow. For the 3 days of our stay, it worked a couple of hours. There are several train tracks running through town,with trains blowing their horns with great abandon, although none of the tracks are close by. The rate reflects the Escapee Discounted rate.
We had reservations for 2 nights, but upon our arrival, could not fit into any of the spaces that were available. The sites were either too short or too close together (to the point where our slides would have extended into the next site). One of the sites had very low hanging branches that would have damaged the rig. When we made the reservations, we were very explicit about the size of our rig, slides and truck(crew cab with a long bed). We have a 41ft 5th wheel and this campground is by no means ‘big rig friendly’. The roads are narrow and overgrown with trees with low hanging branches. In the end, we gave up and went to another campground down the road. I will say that the office staff was very understanding and refunded our deposit without any argument.
We originally stayed here because we were attending a rally, but we stayed on for an extra week. The park has wide paved roads and sites. It's clean and very well kept. The pool was being cleaned as we arrived here and was available two days later. We had a problem with the cable TV service and it corrected within minutes. Plenty of dog walking areas. The weekly rate was $228.00. We will stay here again.
RV park very clean and well kept. They have propane on site. Paved roads and sites. Great walking trails. This location suited us for an overnight stop but would try to find a more reasonable park next time.