While this park is absolutely immaculate and has every conceivable amenity, they have the absolute WORST water that we have ever encountered. We had to buy some big containers of spring water to make our coffee and just have to drink. Yes, it’s very windy, just because of the location, and the Wi-Fi worked just fine. There are lots of historic sites to visit, but groceries are at least 14 miles away. I will say that the NAPA store in Buxton, south of the park, came through for us when we had an “explosive” problem with our coach batteries. We highly recommend that store!!! The cost for our stay is based on Coast to Coast rates, which is a whole lot less than the normal rate!!! We’re certainly glad that we had the opportunity to visit the Outer Banks.
When I read the reviews here about this park, I knew that we needed a park centrally located between Savannah and Charleston. Obviously, it fit the bill. We also were able to get a reduced rate through Thousand Trails, which is reflected in the stated cost. When we checked in, we were given a site next to a “permanent”, when there were plenty of other unoccupied sites. Since we would have been required to share a water spigot, we asked to move to another site. Because of the trees in this park, we knew that getting a satellite signal would be difficult. However, we actually managed to get our rooftop satellite signal, which surprised us. As for Wi-Fi, I was told that their system was “down” and had been for a while. In another post here, someone said that it was “free”. I don’t think that it is true, because they are on the Tengo system. Fortunately, we did get a signal with our HughesNet. Now, as for an overall observation for this park, it was just OK. Yes, the sites are large, but they are really muddy when it rains. The roads within the park are really bad. And, when Wi-Fi is advertised, most RV travelers prefer that it be in working order.
Yes, this park is next to the interstate, but the noise really wasn’t that bad. We had a long, level pull-thru with full hookups. But, the advertised wi-fi was non-existent, and we weren’t that far from the office. The gentleman in the office told me that his wife was taking care of it. But it still didn’t work. Basically, we know that it was just a matter of resetting the modem or maybe the router. We firmly believe that if wi-fi is advertised as “free” that it better darn well work when the overnighters arrive for the evening.
We decided on this park basically because of the previous reviews. However, we were not prepared for the extremely unlevel site that was assigned to us. Because we were only overnighting, I requested only water and electric. But, because our motorhome is over “33 feet”, we had to pay for 50A at an additional $2. We could have sufficed with 30A for the evening. Our site was basically a utility post at the edge of the road, no distinct site at all. In order to level, our back tires were off the ground!!!! Most all of the other sites in the park looked a whole lot more level than ours. The wi-fi was good, but it wasn’t available at the site. The “hotspot” is on the porch of the clubhouse.
We decided to stay at this park because of the previous good reviews and the availability of wi-fi. Yes, there was highway noise and from those that live at the park, but a concrete pad and some grass surely made up for that. This is probably one of the best laid-out parks that we’ve seen. But, their wi-fi definitely leaves much to be desired. While just briefly checking my email and the weather, I was cut off from the system. From what I understood, the system can only handle very small downloads, which I’m positive that I didn’t exceed. Just be careful!!!!
We stayed at this park because of its location, not because of any of the reviews. Despite the disappointment of previous reviewers, this is a very well run park. I found out that they basically run the park on a “first-come, first served” basis. You can make a reservation, but they will not “guarantee” a specific site, regardless of how far in advance that the reservation is made. A credit card is not even required as a guarantee for the reservation. What sites are available when you arrive is what you have to choose from. Most of the sites are back-in and of varying lengths. Fortunately for us, there were 3 available for our 40’ motorhome. The roads are a bit narrow, so there was some jockeying to get in it. Also, this is a very popular park for Canadian snowbirds traveling to and from deep south Florida in the months of October and April, so the park can be extremely full during those months. Our rate is Passport America.
Because of the lack of RV parks across Nevada, this was basically the only one even available on our route. We arrived on the hottest day of the year, and I was immediately told, by an almost rude employee, that there was only one site available that would accommodate our “big rig” motorhome. I was not told that it was only 30A power. Later, when the power went out in the park, though not the park’s fault, I tried to find out exactly how many 50A sites were in the park. Two more rude employees never did give me a straight answer to that one, even after asking three or four times!!!! My guess is that there are only a handful of them, and most are occupied my permanent residents. Other than the power problems, most of the sites were level concrete, as were the roads. I just hope that we won’t have the need to travel across Nevada again any time soon!!!
Not knowing what to expect from the mixed reviews here, we were actually pleasantly surprise. While the park had shaded sites, I asked for an open site because of our satellite and was given one that was just fine, fairly level and gravel. I didn’t like having to pay for the wi-fi, especially since the other recent stays at KOAs did not charge for it. What’s worse, the code can only be used on one computer!!!! Our power and water pressure were good, as was the AT&T signal. All in all, we were pleased with the park.
I must agree with what has already been said about this park, including the narrow spaces that barely fit a 40’ DP with toad. The park is, however, immaculate. At check-in, I was asked specifically if I wanted to use the wi-fi, and because I did, we were assigned a site just four spaces away from the office. But, because there was another large rig parked just two spaces from the office, I could not get the signal. Their wi-fi system is so weak that you must be in the “line of sight” of their antenna to get the signal. This is a very large park, and considering what is now available in many other parks, this is really inexcusable.
We picked this park because it was the only one in the area on our trip from Chama, NM to Gunnison, CO. Unfortunately, we were disappointed because the interior roads were narrow and very dusty. The sites were even narrower, with very little space between them, and very unlevel. Our front tires were way off the ground!!!! There was no AT&T cell signal, so I had to borrow the phone in the office to make a call. The wi-fi was “iffy” at times, but the 50A was very good. I really don’t think that we’d stay here again.
We were lucky to even get a big-rig site here because there are very few in the park. The roads are dusty, but our water and electric site was fairly level. The wi-fi is only available in or around the office, so we set up our own dish. While we had been told that wildlife frequently walked right through the park, that didn’t happen when we were there. Instead, we got our fill of wildlife just up the road in Rocky Mtn. NP!!!! This park is conveniently located just outside the West Entrance to the park, and we easily explored it from this less congested area.
For us, this park was extremely claustrophobic!!!! The roads were extremely narrow, especially for big rigs. In one spot, we could even maneuver around a hard right turn. All of the sites are narrow, with very little space between them. Of the 32 sites, only a handful will accommodate big rigs. Because of all the trees, none of the sites can get a satellite signal, although there is cable available, and the wi-fi was good.
While previous reviews have praised the wi-fi at this park, we found it to be very poor, requiring numerous reboots by the owner. We just couldn’t stay on for more than a few minutes at a time, making things very difficult to get anything done. On the other hand, our site was a much-appreciated long, level pull-thru, but for some reason, other “Kabin” campers seemed to think that there was a “path” through our site. The roads were very dusty, and no one respected the speed limit. Despite all this, we did enjoy a wonderful dinner at a popular steakhouse a few blocks from the park. As others have said, this is a very overpriced park, especially for the conditions.
We came here specifically to enjoy the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway, along with some “down time”, and we were not disappointed on either front. The train ride was spectacular, as expected. Our “down-time” was wonderful because of the bird-watching right outside our door. Some of the birds, we had never seen before, including Lewis’s Woodpecker. We were able to get a satellite-friendly site, although most of the sites are in the trees. The rates have gone up since a year ago, as our rate was based on a weekly rate. Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return in a heartbeat!!!!
While closed to only "monthly" renters in June 2005, I found out in early February 2006 that the park had been upgrading their electrical system to 50A service at that time. That may be, but the voltage was still on the low side. There were some improvements on the access roads, i.e. widening and scraping, but most of it was washed away with the rain while we were there. Bottomline, this is the only RV park in the greater Turlock, Merced, and Modesto area that even comes close to acceptable.
This park caters to RVers that have medical concerns in the Texas Medical Center area. The staff is absolutely wonderful, always willing to help in any way that they can. We stayed for 4 months in late 2004 and are here now for follow-up doctor visits. Although this is an older park, the grounds are very well kept, with patios and tables at every site. Also, because the location is away from freeways and town noise, the peace and quiet is a definite plus!!!!
After staying at this park numerous times over some 5 years, we were very surprised this past June to find that this park is no longer taking overnighters or daily campers. They are now ONLY taking monthly renters!!! To my knowledge, this was the only full hookup RV park in the vicinity of Merced and Turlock, so make your plans accordingly.