I wanted to rate it higher because of the easy access and pull through sites, but the noise from the highway was deafening. If you don't mind that then this is a great overnight park. I'd be hesitant about anything bigger than 40' because as you exit the pull through site the ground drops off right away and puts the middle of the coach dangerously close to bottoming out. We are 40' and so were our neighbors, who I watched them pull out, and seeing how close they came really got my "pucker-factor" up. Double check it with the owners, they are very nice people. Overall, this is a nice park. I just couldn't reconcile the noise with the price charged.
Very good facilities, utilities, roads and access, but plan your entry if you're in a big rig. You can only make a right turn into the park heading south on Gilbert. Don't trust your gps to bring you in the right way. They advertise WiFi but it was down the 12 days we were here. This is a typical 55+ park in this area but this one allowed pets, so here we are and I guess I'm just not crazy about these types of 55+ residential parks. They allow transient RV's and can easily accommodate them, but there are mostly very old mobile homes and some are very dilapidated. I have to say though, that most of the residents do a very nice job with landscaping, gardens and decorations. The area is very nice, however, and we always felt very safe. We would stay here again but would make sure and ask about what they're parking us next to. The trailer next to us looked like it should've been condemned.
Excellent park, with super easy access and great utilities. My only complaint was about the air traffic from the nearby small mini airport, but it was a minor nuisance. One night we heard a couple of flights take off in the early early a.m. Very nice staff. Good location near the interstate and town. We'll be back.
This is the kind of park that looks really good to a tired driver at the end of a long day on the road. The highway is about one half mile away-so the noise just seems like faint white-noise to me. The staff is friendly and does a nice job with this place. My only beef is some of the "long-termers" drive too fast and have very loud vehicles. Otherwise, perfect, unless you've got to have a picnic table. This was our second visit and we'll stay again anytime we're on I-40. We'll probably even plan our trip to make this a stop.
Another beautiful COE Campground! If this were privately owned it'd be more than $60/night I'm sure. Everything but sewer, satellite depends on the trees at your site, easy access and great roads. Ozark is a nice little town with friendly folks. I didn't consider the train on the other side of the river to be a factor. It was cold and rainy but we still loved it. Not bad at all to/from I-40.
Outstanding CG, with huge level sites, many right on the water or with great views, and lots of space between them. Some sites have better view of water than others. Good roads for easy maneuvering. The shade was great, but not for satellite reception. Very nice staff and the CG is very well-run. I reluctantly entered this review as I thought I'd like to keep it a secret! Can't wait to come back.
GOOD: easy access off I-40, huge wide/long/flat sites, utilities, TV/Sat reception, great dog run area, price, location to Amarillo attractions. BAD: there are a LOT of work-campers who leave early in the a.m. in loud trucks, really bad fly problem (but we were near the dumpsters), several long-terms who have extremely loud motorcycles and like to ride them around the park (?!), some highway noise, especially when the wind is out of the north. We stayed for 10 days and would stay again. BTW, the other area RV parks are even closer to the freeway. This is a great overnight park.
Great little CG, 10 miles from Estes and the Nat'l Park. Good utilities, nice spots on the river, though some are a little tight, super friendly/helpful manager, beautiful location, live music on Sat. nights, nice dog run area. It's a beautiful drive on the canyon road going into Estes or Longmont. We had limited cell service using our cell signal booster (Wilson Electronics), but it was good enough. There's no TV and satellite is somewhat limited. Being on the river is really nice.
Nice little CG but the sites are very tight for a big rig. It is borderline to even call it "big-rig friendly" as the tow-vehicle parking is limited. They have overflow parking which is good but this is just a very small CG. However, the owners do a very good job and the place is clean as a whistle. The location is good, only 1 mile from town and maybe two to the cog RxR. TV, satellite, Wi-Fi, cell service are all good. Be careful with the water pressure, it was 70-80psi the whole time. The city park next door was nice for walking the dog, though there was a drunk sleeping on a bench one morning. There are lots of "those" types in and around Manitou Springs. Though there were lots of really nice folks too. If you like Middle Eastern food check out Sahara Cafe. We loved the falafel.
You can't ask much more from a CG. Easy access, large level sites, good utilities and some of the sites have a view of the lake, which is spectacularly beautiful. When booking, try to get a site with a view. We enjoyed a boat cruise, booked through the park, and the Page golf course is fantastic.
My low rating is based, in large part, on the high nightly rate. It is way over-priced for what you get. I hate to sound overly critical, but Breckenridge is over-rated too, imho. We encountered lots of unfriendly locals, heavy traffic and tourist-gouging prices everywhere we went. This park has so much potential that it is sad to see it mismanaged so badly. There is virtually no landscaping. The grass is dead despite extensive irrigation, numerous planters sit with dead plants, and there are very few wildflowers planted here and there. They want to be upscale but don't realize that setting high prices, alone, does not get you there. They, and the city of Breckenridge, don't seem to understand that they have plenty of competition with Aspen, Vail, Keystone, Buena Vista, and others, nearby. To top it all off, the park only has 32 psi water pressure, as per the unfriendly maintenance man they sent by. He was probably tired of having to explain it to people. We won't be back to this CG OR "Breck". On the bright side, we enjoyed watching a black bear tear up our neighbor's bag of popcorn that he left on his patio. They DID tell us about the bear, but are they doing anything about it?
Very nice campground, especially compared to the cramped KOA in Gunnison. We had NO problem maneuvering our 40' coach in and out. Maybe the dense shade canopy makes some feel closed-in. I don't know, but we really liked the shade. Overall, very nice workers, good utilities, large level sites. The only downside was that some long-termers(workers?), and there were only a few, were allowed to let their sites get very junky, unkempt, and their pets ran around off-leash. We like this area and will be back next year.
For Pa-Co-Chu-Puk CG, which is north of the main site on the lake. Colorado state parks are excellent and this is no exception. Easy access, level sites, good utilities, beautiful views, nice setting on the river and two small ponds, friendly staff, well kept grounds (but watch out for the prickly pear) and lots to do in the area. The main CG is on the lake and last year we had a great spot looking out over the lake. Book early. Also, only some of the sites have covered picnic table areas, and it is a really nice perk. We'll be back.
It was real hot and dusty while we were here, but this is a beautiful area of Utah which makes this CG even better. Nice owners who work real hard on the place (and it shows), spacious level sites, easy access, good Wi-Fi, good utilities, beautiful views. We'll stay here again.
We liked this park a lot. The sites are very spacious, very well thought-out, with nice paved patios and leveled gravel parking beds. The owners are super nice and have owned the place for 45 years. After a heavy rain, the owner was right out there on a tractor fixing some fresh wash-outs in a few driveways and the road. There are some permanent mobile homes but they are well-maintained and there is no sign that there are any "low-lifes" around. In fact, there are many annual returnees who we met because so many people here are just very friendly. All the utilities were good, including the internet. There's a nice trail right out the back gate, or just down the dirt road makes a nice walk. A lot of folks just walk around the circular road in the park, which also lends to the friendly atmosphere. Also, you can see some of the awesome 14'ers right from the park. We'd definitely stay here again, for the nice park and there's lots to do in the area. BV is not overly "touristy" and the locals are very friendly. I really liked the little 9 hole golf course in town.
This CG is in a beautiful setting, though you cannot see the river from there as it says on their website. That aside there are plenty of +++ like the nice owners, social atmosphere, good utilities (except the cable signal is very bad), level sites, good facilities, convenient location and cool elevation. On the other hand, this is one tight place. Our site, for a 40 footer, should have been for a 35 footer MAX. No place to park our toad except for on our porch. In all fairness, most of the other sites were OK in that regard. But still the sites are mostly very close. A select few are very nice and spacious but were occupied by "yearly returnees". Overall, thumbs up and we'd come back but only if we could get one of the better sites and that would mean booking way ahead on the calendar.
What a beautiful place, it ranks in my top 5 now! With lots of wildlife around, the lakes and the mountains, it is very picturesque. You can see the lake from most sites, as the CG sits up on a small rise above it. Another camper might obscure part of your view but it's still very nice. The fishing is very good here too. There's easy access to the water with a road that goes all the way around, and there are several boat ramps also. With no sewer we had to watch our black tank closely, but the bathrooms are nice if you need them. We saw some awesome sunrises over the lake, as well as plenty of wildlife, including bald eagles. Also, it's amazing how many hummingbirds there are here at this time of year. Bring your feeder and you'll enjoy the show! This park is pretty remote so hit the grocery store before you come, and stock up. It's 30 minutes just to Collbran because the roads are winding and hilly. But it is a really nice little town, though limited on selection. Nearby Grand Mesa is enough reason to come to Vega by itself. It's really beautiful all over the Mesa, with numerous lakes, streams, trails and other points of interest. Vega Lodge, opposite the CG, has a good little restaurant. We ate there several times and had good meals each time. And it overlooks the lake so you'll enjoy a stop there I'm sure. The only negatives are there are lots of chipmunks, some of whom like to explore the inside of your home, and there seems to be a lot of fast drivers going through the CG. Could the rangers do something about the latter? I don't know. We were at the bottom of a hill so maybe folks were just letting it "get away" from them a little bit. But watch your kids and pets. Otherwise I'd say it was a perfect trip for us.
Very nice CG with great amenities, utilities and setting. You can see part of the Colorado Nat'l Monument from the CG. Access is very easy and all roads are paved. The rangers are all very nice and helpful, as were the camp hosts. The location, Fruita/Grand Junction, is great with all the pros of city life and none of the cons. The Colorado River runs through the CG and there are several fishing lakes as well. The vineyards/orchards in Palisades, right down the road, are very well worth the ride. In Fruita there is a pizzeria, called Hot Tomatoes, that is an absolute MUST, especially is you're a pizza lover. Awesome! There's no Wi-Fi here, but our Verizon Mi-Fi worked well, as did the satellite due to very little tree coverage. It was over 100 degrees everyday but bearable due to the low humidity. The heat index was in the low 90's. Once again, kudos to the Colorado State Park system. BTW: we had a annual park pass on the coach, so they issued a free pass for the toad for the time we were here. You have to pay the entrance fees one way or the other, but I think they're well worth it as the daily camp fees are cheaper than commercial CG's anyway.
The proximity to Bryce Nat'l Park can't be beat. Also it is great as a base of operations for exploring the area. Ruby's is a tourist trap for sure but the campground was great for us. We stayed in the back part, without shade. It is just a big gravel lot but the utilities were great, with the exception of non-existent internet (you can go to the lodge and pay for their internet). On the back row, facing the forest, you'll see lots of wildlife. That was pretty cool. It's nice to not have too many rules, but on the down side people don't pick up after their pooch and ATV's sometimes run around a little too fast. We'd stay here again but would definitely NOT eat at their restaurants or go see their rodeo. The rodeo was the worst we'd seen and we've seen a lot. P.S. fishing in Pine Lake was good.
Very nice quiet little campground. Yes, there are rules but I think they are to good effect. Easy in & out, level sites, some shade, good utilities and some bonus "green" areas with amenities like a cook-out area, fountains with seating areas, outdoor fireplace, horseshoes, dog-run, etc. A lot of thought, planning and care has gone into this place and I found the owners to be more than friendly and helpful. Very convenient to shopping and restaurants. P.s. Centennial Golf Club was great and only $30 green fees.
Nice park that sits on elevated terrain with a great view of the distant mountains and Santa Fe. We really enjoyed the walking trail around the park and had high expectations for the rest. The park is very clean, well-maintained, and the utilities are good with the exception of the wi-fi. We had a repeater antenna right next to our sight, but the service was unusable. We stayed there 2 weeks and couldn't get them to do anything about it. They seemed unresponsive and would only say that no one else was having a problem. So, it was just "our" problem. That was frustrating to say the least. Also, sites are very close, and the concrete patio was so narrow it was almost unusable. Another thing that reflected management attitude was that we told them about one of the dog-poo cans being so full it was overflowing out onto the ground. It took them over a week to get it emptied. Also, be aware that this time of year it is VERY windy here, especially sitting up on higher terrain. If we come back to Santa Fe we will explore other possibilities.
Hard to find coming from the south, and we missed our turn so we came back from the north and it was much easier. It's a really nice RV park with plenty of maneuvering room. Utilities were fine but the 110v GFCI outlet was broken. Very nice management. The restrooms badly needed attention. We'd stay here again, no big problems.
Very nice, well-maintained, easy access, nice owners on-site, fairly level sites, pretty spot, quiet and peaceful. Right off of I-49 but no road noise, I guess because of the terrain and trees. This is a great over-nighter and could be more if you explore the area, especially the fishing opportunities. Interstate 49 was in very good shape and the traffic is fairly light from Lafayette to Shreveport.
Great park with great amenities and a beautiful lake. It is very large and most sites are very spacious. Easy access off the freeway is great, but some of the interior roads were clogged with large trucks hanging out into the road, which became a real problem when trying to leave. Not to naysay, because all the good things mentioned here are true, but it is right next to a very busy freeway and if you don't like loud noise then you will not like it here. I had to sleep with the fan going to help drown out the noise. I would not stay here again due to the noise, but there were a lot of folks there so apparently it doesn't bother everyone.
A definite 10 if not for some tricky access, tight turns and low hanging limbs and vines. It's OK, but gets your "pucker factor" going. The park is beautifull and sits under a dense canopy of live oaks with spanish moss. That rules out satellite but we got plenty of stations over the air. There are also plenty of Red Boxes in the area. They are in-progress on upgrading all sites to 50amp right now and the park is very well maintained in general. Security is good with coded gates and guards. The sewer ports are strange, with a riser that comes up and turns parallel to the ground, so have some way to get your hose up and situated to drain well. We'd definitely stay here again. Also, it is only 15 minutes to Mayo Clinic.
The glowing reviews here are very puzzling. Now, WHO would write such inaccuracies? In reality, here is the good: shade, utilities. The bad: terrible roads, problematic tree limbs, numerous old permanent trailers, abundant dog waste, neighbors being loud after quiet time, many noisy early risers (5 a.m.), very close to the expressway. Probably would not stay here again, but if you're passing through and are really tired they DO have easy access from the highway.
This is a decent stopover spot with easy access and room to maneuver. We had no problems at all and would stay again. The expressway and train noise are no worse than any other "easy access, stopover" type of campgrounds.
We had a beautiful site overlooking the lake on site 66. The park and the lake are very nice. No shade for the coach but there was a shed over the picnic table. Fairly level site, with 30 amp a charcoal grill and water facet accessible across the road. Be ready to pay the extra daily, or annual, fee in addition to the camping fee. And, hopefully, you won't have to deal with the rude camp host. He was very unfriendly and down right nasty to us on 2 different occasions. Maybe he's a retired cop or drill sergeant?
We would not stay here again. The sites are way too close together and with the shared hookups you wind up with your patio facing your neighbor's patio. At this price? I don't think so. Watch out for the soft ground back around the sites numbered in the 30's. Also, the ponds could be nice but are not maintained and are full of algae, trash and scum. The location was good for Gunnison and the surrounding areas.
What a great rest stop! After a long day on the road, it was right off the exit. Great buffet for dinner and breakfast. The 50amp service was nice as it was over 100 degrees that day. We'll keep this one on the "do it again list".
This is a beautiful park, with flower beds, nice landscaping and mature trees all over. The site was level with plenty of space between, Wi-Fi and cable TV were very good and overall the facility was immaculate. Missoula is a great little town and this is a great central location for visiting the whole area. We'll be back for sure.
We had a very nice stay. No complaints about the campground at all. Nice level site, with all the amenities, great views, nice store and right next to Fairmont Hot Springs and golf course. By the way, nice golf course. No cable, Wi-Fi was OK. Anaconda was interesting. The Old Works Golf Course was great. The Montana Folk Festival was fantastic. Highly recommended!
This may be our new favorite cg, with a picturesque spot on the river and a nice shaded spot. You will NOT meet nicer owners. They are the "bend over backwards" type of folks. The Wi-Fi and cable TV are excellent and the laundry more than adequate. The roads are good and there's plenty of room to maneuver. There's tons to do in the area, whether it's hiking, fishing, atv's, sightseeing, biking, shopping, etc. We'll definitely be back!
Spectacular views from this little cg on the gently sloping hillside (bring your leveling gear). This part of Montana is really beautiful. The amenities are adequate. Decent roads and plenty of room to maneuver. Distant and very faint road noise. Wi-Fi is unusable in my opinion. Verizon Mi-Fi worked ok. Laundry room very small and very soft water. No guarantee of a specific site upon reserving. When we tried to clarify what we'd been told over the phone we got a nasty attitude from the owner. But still we'd come back if just for the Little Bighorn Re-enactment. We went to the Indian version at the Real Bird Property and really enjoyed it. It's not a Hollywood production but it happens on part of the actual battlefield site. The Crow Agency's rodeo was one of the best we'd ever seen and we've been to quite a few. The Nat'l Park is fascinating as well, depicting part of our very tragic history for both the whites and the Indians. Highly recommend.
We'd stay here again when in the area. We had no problem with the area except that you're in an urban setting with all the types of things you'd expect to see/hear. It is a very nice campground with very efficient and friendly staff. Nice atmosphere with activities planned each night. Very good Wi-Fi, laundry, convenient to everything in the area. Nicely groomed and landscaped. The price may seem high but everything in Orlando is sky-high nowadays. I missed the drunk up near the hotel, but I'll watch next time. Wouldn't want to miss that!
A great little campground! We had our horses this time and the paddocks were right across from our site. However, the water had been removed and we had to haul water from the site. Minor inconvenience. It is really beautiful here and looks like what Florida must have looked like 1,000 years ago. There were different prairie grasses, saw palmetto, palm hammocks, numerous deer, turkey, bear, gators, birds, racoons and boar. And you're so far from anything that you'll be amazed at how dark the night sky will become. A local astronomy club showed up over a weekend with their telescopes and let us have a look! Very interesting. This cg is a relatively undiscovered gem, especially for Florida.
Nice park in a great location for Cody and the surrounding area. Very clean and functional, with good Wi-Fi, nice laundry and friendly helpful management. The sites are a little cozy but not uncomfortable. Two other cg's in Cody have much tighter sites. Good value. This is our 2nd visit and we've met a number of other "repeaters". We'll be back again.
I would have rated lower but it IS in the heart of Yellowstone, which is a very special place. No complaints about the park, but the campground, which is run by Xanterra, has a lot of room for improvement. First, the cg roads are in pretty bad shape with lots of large deep potholes. Second, the sites are very close together. The camper behind us was less than 2' away. Part of the reason maneuvering was tight was due to all the snow drifts in front of and beside the sites. Some sites were fine, but some were tough to deal with. We changed from our first site due to the drifts. And when I went back to the office to change, a host scoffed and gave me some serious attitude. More maneuverable rigs should be ok. We have a 34' 5er and crew cab dually w/ long box and it was challenging. Of course the long dually doesn't help, so just a "heads-up". Third, you cannot know whether you'll have electric until you arrive. The reservation disclaimer says "no electric" and that the project will go into 2012. Ok: but they've been working on it for 2 years now, so come prepared. Also, if you're sensitive to generators be aware that pretty much every unit in the non-electric section will fire them up at 8 a.m. for a few hours and then again later in the p.m. until 8. Also, be aware that the bears are very active and we saw lots of them all over the park. If you've not been to the park before, you'll love it. Bring a good camera and better lenses. The weather was cold and rainy with highs around low 50's and lows in the low 30's. So, June is early spring here. But, regardless of the weather, I think you'll love it! BTW: Xanterra does a great job in the restaurants. We had a great meal at Lake Yellowstone Hotel!
Pricey-the highest of any KOA we've seen. Dysfunctional because of the Wi-Fi, cable and site width. I guess they meet most of KOA's standards, but could the site width possibly be acceptable when you can't even open your awning without coming uncomfortably close to your neighbor? They throttle the internet to the point where it is almost unusable. If you do online backups forget about it. Basic, mostly text-based web pages will only load very slowly. Anything else and you'll be wondering if your computer is frozen. When asked if there was a problem: "NO! that's just the way it is!" The cable has only analog and barely viewable stations. The park is a gravel parking lot with practically no landscaping. Would definitely NOT stay here again. Also, it is 4-5 miles south of town. Arches NP and Dead Horse Point State Park are awesome!
We really liked this park. It was a busy holiday weekend but the crowd was accommodated very well because the grounds are spacious and very well laid out. The crew are professional, very friendly and helpful. We had a scheduling problem (ours not theirs) and they were more than accommodating to our changes. There was a county-wide water outage, so fill your on-board tanks just in case. It came back on within a day though. There are beautiful views here right from the park. The sites were level and the Wi-Fi was great and laundry reasonable. We'd stay here again.
Excellent facilities for the horses and the campers. Lots of great trails right out of the barnyard. Nice clean, well maintained campground. With our 40' LQ gooseneck we had a little trouble backing in, but it was dark. This is a beautiful part of our country and a great campground.
This was the best riding of our lives. There are weeks worth of rides out of Battle Park and it is very beautiful. We camped here in our 40' LQ horse trailer. There are no designated sites. You just find an open spot and park. Bring plenty of leveling blocks. There is potable water at both ends of the park. There are open air stalls as well as high lines. The rough road going in is 15 miles and takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Keep an eye out for rigs coming the other way as there are few places to pull over. It is best to go in after lunch to allow for leaving rigs to get out before you go in. Careful of the rocks and your speed. We had a flat coming out. Be prepared for the weather as we had overnight temps in the low 30's most nights and we stayed 2 weeks. The price was put at $1 because they are on the donation program. Technically it is free but donations go toward upkeep and they need a little help with things since the forest service pretty much ignores them.
We camped in our LQ horse trailer as did most other campers, though there were lots of non-horse people too. The stalls were great and there were carts for toting tack back and forth. It is close to Custer which is a beautiful little town, with lots to do in the area, including Mount Rushmore. The sites were fairly level, all utilities were fine, including Wi-Fi coverage. The owners could not be any nicer and they really go the extra mile for their guests. Highly recommend. Also, for trail riders, there is more than enough riding to keep you busy a week or more, especially since the owners allow use of their smaller stock trailer.
This could be a destination facility if you want to go to Carlsbad Caverns or Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We stayed one night and had NO complaints. The park is clean, very well maintained, nicely landscaped and convenient to the expressway. There is actually some grass in this arid climate, though the grounds consist of small rock gravel. There are rabbits everywhere so watch your dog. The sites are level and the Wi-Fi is good.
The park was mostly empty so it was quiet and relaxing. It is NOT right by the expressway like a lot of KOA campgrounds. Despite the fact that the campground is a large gravel (small rock) parking lot, the park is beautifully landscaped with the most attractive desert plant life, which includes a lot more than just cactus. Also, the sites are mostly level, the whole facility is very well maintained and the staff was as friendly as could be. The Wi-Fi was good too. We would stay again. Also, there is a lot to do all around the area.
Fairly close to Sedona, about one mile. Very tight spots to get into, even though they are pull throughs. Water pressure is so high it blew a water fitting on our coach and two others that were there at the same time. They DON'T warn you ahead of time and it didn't matter about having a pressure regulator on the hose (we all did). The cable is inoperative and it is in a small shady canyon, so no satellite. You cannot see the creek without going down in between the trailers and then climbing down a stone wall to get to it. The number of spots varies as the owner is selling off some of the 50 year old permanent trailers. So more may open up. The vast majority of the park are permanent residents, probably local workers. However, it was quiet, cheap, the sites were level and the internet worked well.