Will do for an overnight. Sites very close together and few pull thrus. Some of the back-ins were so narrow that a pop-up with a slide would have a hard time fitting. Pay for Wi-Fi. Golf nearby. Pay for guest - even if you are only being picked up. Not impressed, but if you want to be here, it will do - for an overnight.
Not a bad park. I suggest that you pay the little extra for a pull-through to have a better site with breathing room. Sites are bi-directional, so utilities for adjoining sites are between the two units, and length of sites means that you actually have a sense of spaciousness even on the site that shares the utility island. Pool and spa are open until 9:00. Fire department only 3 minutes away and the firemen are very wonderful. But that's another story.
This is a hard one to rate. As to the site: if you are OK without shade in the desert, these sites are top notch. After so many years of staying in campgrounds owned by people who don't seen to know what big rigs need: it was a treat. The low rating created by: Wi-Fi not working and the rally room was not open. Is that where the book exchange is? That's where the spa is. We did the dinner thing: perhaps if you are from Texas, you would enjoy the food. They are applying for a liquor license. Note: Beware of the wind here, it's ferocious. If the wind is coming in from the SW, turn the coach around. It tore the door from my hand, slamming it into the mirror and springing the hinge.
I've been in worse, so for an overnight, it's not bad. It's a shame that the owners don't take greater care of what could be a lovely park. Friendly enough though. Pool not opened because it needed cleaning. Park was full though, so perhaps they don't have to take care of things.
IN A NUTSHELL: GO TO THE COMPETITOR Read THIS bizarre story: The 50 AMP service was not working properly. My husband went to the office to report the problem and he was told that he was lying. Yes, that’s right. No offer of a different site in the half empty park, and no willingness to even go to the power station and look at the problem. Why? Because, he said, “There are no problems with any of the electrical boxes”. I called the office the following morning, hoping to find some competence. Telling the young man who answered about the problem, (errantly thinking that someone would at least want to know about the problem in order to fix it), I asked for a refund of the difference between the price of the 30 AMP and the 50 AMP. I was told “No”. Yes, that’s right. I was told that I couldn’t have a refund of the money paid for services that they did not provide. The reason? Because, we were told, the previous day, the manager said that we couldn’t have a refund. Curious. We never asked for a refund the previous day, and we doubt that the teenager that we told about the problem was the manager of a LaQuinta property. Were they anticipating a request? Were they knowingly selling 50 AMP sites that only provide a maximum of 30 AMPS? I asked the teen in charge for his boss’ name. He said that he didn’t know his boss’ name. “You want me to believe that you don’t know your boss’ name”, I queried. “I’m a new employee”, he responded. This KOA is owned by LaQuinta Hotels, and the KOA is behind the Hotel. I asked for the number of the hotel. He laughed at me, apparently not being bright enough to think that I would walk the 100 yards it would take to make an in-person complaint. I did call the hotel, but was unsuccessful at obtaining the names of campground management or even of LaQuinta Home Office customer service operations, though I was given the name of the Hotel’s General Manager who is not associated with the KOA. The hotel eventually did get a teenager to come out and open the cover to our electrical panel, but he only stood there staring at it. He didn’t approach us to ask about the problem. He didn’t have a tester with him – the tester that is apparently used every day to test connections. He just stood there staring. We left. We will not return. I tried to inform LaQuinta Hotels Home Offices using their on-line form (the only way to reach them) but I was continually booted off their system. There is apparently no way to voice a complaint and the next sucker to be assigned site C-5 will probably have the same problem. I will keep trying though. If I can’t reach them, I will reach New Mexico’s Attorney General. We will associate different feelings to the name “LaQuinta” in the future and will tell anyone who mentions the need for a hotel to avoid LaQuinta. PS: The on-site WIFI signal wasn’t strong enough to reach our coach – 5 rows away from the hotel in this shadeless gravel parking lot. The hotel said that it was experiencing problems and that the problem was being investigated. Was the hotel telling the truth? Given our experience, I must ask: Who knows! I deserve at least 10,000 KOA points for enduring this mistreatment from them.
Rather overpriced considering no TV (not even local), pool not open even though it isn't end of season and they advertise pool open. Trains do run constantly (like every 3 - 8 minutes or so) but they don't blow their whistles, so its not bothersome. I'm quite surprised by how quiet it is. Dust and gravel sites with a little sage in some places. Keep doors and windows closed for easier breathing. Easy in/out for our big rig with tow. I can't imagine wanting to stay here more than a night, but for an overnight, it's OK I guess. Owner very friendly, but if that's all you have going for your business, it makes sense that she would give it all she has. One last note about the trains, because they are so quiet, it was a nice replacement for troublesome evening news. We were front row nosed to them, so we had an interesting show. Railroad enthusiasts would love this place, I think.
This was a nice little park. Our site was shaded, as were all of the pull-throughs that face the lake that was obscured by City Maintenance buildings. A large privacy-fenced lawn in front of the pull-through sites served as drive-out in the mornings and a lovely large lawn in the afternoons. Our site was gravel and all in our section had nice little patios with a small picnic table (seats 4) and a grill: all under a large shade tree. Beyond that was not another site: but more grass. So nice to relax after a day of travel and so nice to be "unsquished" after too many days of bad RV parks in CA and OR. The only downside is that if you are not here by 5:00, you aren't going to get in. And if you want to use the bathrooms, you have to get a key from the office before it closes. Price includes taxes: don't remember pre-tax price.
What a dump. Sites are small and not level. Pretty filthy and unkempt. Don't bring your big rig here if you have alternatives available. We moved around a bit before finding a pull-through that would hold our 36' plus tow length, but the front of the coach is jacked up so high that we had to put lumber under the portable step to make it possible to get in and out. (We have a diesel so and the door is in the front.) There is no room for a chair or picnic table beside the coach because the sites are so narrow. They are cut into the side of the dirt hill that is the park. This lousy site was not because of lack of available spaces. The place was almost empty. Its because of shameful park management and dishonesty on the part of people who pretended not to know that they have almost no long or level sites. The pool is pretty and a swim would have been nice in this place, where late September (9/29) brings temps of well over 100 degrees. Unfortunately, it closes at 6:00PM. We were told we would have on-site Wi-Fi, but even at the site closest to the office (that we eventually settled into), the signal was so weak that it came in and out. At least the TV is somewhat decent, with clarity on its 14 stations. The owners of this park should be ashamed. The fact that they aren't, speaks volumes about what to expect. Make this the park of last resort. It is the second to the worst campground I have ever been in during my five years of full-timing.
Read the past comments. This is a parking lot with sites so narrow that fire code prevents you from using your awning (even window awnings) unless you rent two adjoining lots. Still, it's the location that will always bring people back, in spite of the down-sides. HINT: Try to arrive during the day when others are out touristing. That way you'll have more room to maneuver into your slot. Not all sites are equal in width, and when everyone is home, with toads and trucks parked in front of their units, it can be a delicate operation: especially if you are between two large fifth-wheels with many slides and a large truck. One person said that the lady in the office was snippy. I found her fun, friendly, and very helpful: ready with plenty of information. Cable TV is terrible: few local channels. The lady in the office even apologized for it before handing me the cable sheet.
This is a new park. It's not complete but what is done is first class. Make a point of visiting the gift shop. It's a good one and not over-priced. Trees are just babies, so no shade, but the park is surrounded by trees. Redwoods on one side and a mix on the other. Good for satellite systems. Owners are super friendly and helpful. When this park is done and the trees grow up, it will be a really fine park. It's certainly a good one already.
Wow! What a great park. We nosed in for a magnificent ocean view and only 50 steps or so from the beach. Level concrete pads, with no shade, but who needs it here? Super friendly owners and wonderful facilities. Verizon signal doesn't come in (phone or Wi-Fi) but you can use the campground's phone and they offer Wi-Fi. A little pricey, but for this treat, it's worth it.
Let me begin with the part of this place that makes it spectacular and worth driving to just for this. It's not the RV sites with hook ups. They're just OK. Nothing to complain about, but not great either. It's the part of the park that is a grove of giant redwoods. That's the kamping and kabin part. It is the most wonderful place for taking a walk. Almost as wonderful as the nearby Howland Hill Rd (a 10 mile drive) which is an experience every nature lover should have. So, you won't complain much about the RV part of the park, but the rest: top notch!
We like this park. Stayed here 3 times between May and August of 2009 and in that time the park changed hands so many times, we met three owners in three months. Still, some things remained constant: Friendly, friendly, friendly. Best rest rooms anyone will ever find in any RV park. So upscale!!! Like a 5 star hotel - and better than some of those. Nice covered patio in front of the office if you want a place to sit and eat your ice cream cone, if you don't mind sitting next to the road. Propane very affordable - MUCH cheaper than other campgrounds who sell propane. Decent cable selection, though not vast. Decent grass space plus concrete patio. Mostly level sites. Most recent owners will be turning part (about half) of the park into a permanent RV village (now thinking 55+) and we are VERY interested in returning here. When you are in Cedar City, take a little time to meet some of the locals. In our four years of full-timing, my husband and I agree that without any doubt, Cedar City is by far the friendliest city we have ever encountered.
Great place for an overnight. Not a place for enjoying the outdoors. Sites mostly level. Door opened onto a four foot wide concrete sidewalk that served as our patio (no picnic tables). Next to that about two and a half foot strip of grass. All sites curbed. Though too narrow for our tastes, the campground was friendly, helpful, and and a good lay-over. Biggest downside - poor cable.
We have been full-timing since 2005. This was our premier RV experience. Our 37', 2-slide RV plus tow fit (though barely) on the pull-thru site. Everything grew steadily better after that. This was our first trip to Oregon, so we were amazed at the lushness and privacy of the sites. Miles and miles of nearly empty and pristine beaches awaited us. Paved hiker-biker trails looked so inviting. There is fishing and a fresh water beach for non-ocean swimming. Part of the beach, away from people, is designated for motor vehicles. There is parking where the disabled can sit in their cars to watch the sunset over the Pacific. If you like to see the power of the ocean, go to the overlook at the waves crashing into the jetty. You can sign up to have wood delivered to your site, or flag down the golf cart that comes through a couple of times an evening carrying wood. Good Verizon reception for both phone and our Internet card. What a park!
If this lovely campground had hook-ups, we would live here as much as rules would allow. Now a 16-day max but I don't know if that means you must wait a certain amount of days before coming back. No water or sewer, but there is a good dump station and fresh water fill station. Loop A has some good RV sites with paved pads and patios. Loop D has an ATV coral that is part of the massive ATV trail system in the area. While nearby Las Vegas and Salt Lake City have temps in the 100's, it is only in the low 70's here. There are some really wonderful sites suited for everything from tent campers to big rig RV'ers. Everyone is friendly. Great group sites. Rating of 8 has to do with no water/sewer.
We reserved a 50 amp site. We called back to confirm the 50 amp site. We got there and were told that the people we had talked to made a mistake. Our reservation, we were told, was not for a 50 amp site. If you are a gambler, this place will suit you well. Shuttle service will take you to the casino and back. If you don't gamble, see if you can find better. No trees and too few 50 amp sites in this hot, desert climate.
I've been reviewing parks for four years now and find it interesting how my values have changed with the times. Four years ago, I would have rated this place a 3 because of the narrowness of the sites. Now I call it a 7. What has changed? As more and more RV parks work to cram more and more big rigs into too-small places, what WAS offensive is now what IS expected. Still, we did have a two foot strip of grass and it is obvious that management really cares about the park. The grass was "lush" and the cable selection reasonable. I would stay here again for an overnight. It's surely not a destination place.
Jeff and family are wonderful, as previous raters have expressed. Still, this cannot be used to mislead people about the park. A previous reviewer said that the sites seemed a little tight. Perhaps that reviewer was in a parking lot next to a truck camper? If two big rigs parked side by side, they couldn't both open the window awnings if they had slides. One of the sites was so narrow that if the RVer opened the passenger-side door, it would open over the road. This is a Good Sam club. I wondered about this, given the narrowness (and barely long enough length) of the transient sites. I decided that this must be because the permanent sites are so lovely. The setting for them is pastoral. Large lots, big trees, and room to breathe without hearing a neighbor's TV. If I wanted a permanent base in the area, I would certainly choose this park. If I wanted a place to spend the evening and relax after a day's driving, I would look elsewhere. Of course, if you have been overwhelmed with the awesome magnificence of the Oregon coast, and you need something to reintroduce you to reality - to shock you back to your senses - this will do the trick.
The friendly owners have made this RV park one of my favorites. We had an electrical problem and the owner came over to help and even jumped in his truck and went to the hardware store for us. I've never been so well treated by owners. Sites are level, though the entire park is gravel. This is typical for the area. There are young trees, so one day, it will not seem so barren. Even so, I haven't seen another park with trees, so the new landscaping is nice. Cable is great, too. That's hard to find in RV parks around here. Next time we come to Petrified Forest / Painted Desert, we will make a point of staying here.
I thought that I made the mistake of reading the reviews AFTER I reserved, but it was no mistake. My experience here was lovely, though I understand how others could have had a different experience. I was in sites 50 and 51, which are in the set of long cement pads away from the store and main road. (One site had lovely morning and evening shade. The other, full blast sun all day) Tiny lake view from the most expensive site in the park. Look between some permanent cottages, then over the parking lot, and then beyond the marina, and there is some lake visible. On the other site, I had to move my chair to beside the fur trees to see the same narrow strip of lake. I wandered through the other transient sites and found some magnificent and some suitable for a small pop-up. If the staff doesn't know the campground well, it could make for a frustrating camping experience. I loved the upper part with all of the woods, but didn't see many sites where our rig would fit. Didn't like the upper, big-rig pull throughs at all. Be prepared to take the car to the pool if walking up/down hills is a problem for you. Don't plan on sitting along the lake on one of the benches. They are ALL unusable. Too bad. Such a little expense as a few stable benches would have made the experience so much nicer. The bottom camping area is all steak and no sizzle. The camping at the top of the hill is mostly sizzle and less steak. Super pricey for what you get, but there is little choice if you want to be in that area.
Woodalls rated this a 5/5 but this must have been a typo. No way that this legitimately qualifies as a 5/5. Sites: Sites are small and not level. No pads or gravel sites, which is OK until it rains. I was shocked that owners would even offer my site for rent. The site was so narrow and so unlevel that we couldn't eat at the picnic table. No-sewer pull-through sites are much larger, but most of the footage is in length, not the desired width. Amenities: Campground is in a deep and narrow valley. Internet is Satellite and it's so frustratingly slow and intermittent that you may as well leave your computer at home. TV is for those who love sports or shopping or Jesus. Bunches of channels though. Again, it is satellite, but the channel choices we had were geared toward a certain type of person. I found it quite lacking, but then, I don't care to watch sports or shopping networks or televangelist tv. Recreation: A child's play area is tucked near the overcrowded tenting area. A volleyball field is so far from the campground that I was surprised that it belonged to the place. Pool cleaned daily. Friendly staff and plenty of enforced rules to assure you a quiet stay. Dogs may be walked to and from the pet-walk area only. Pets may not be left alone when the owner is away. This campground is firmly "no alcohol on the premises". Perhaps these are reasons why it is so pleasantly quiet, even if it is less than ideal for a stay longer than a couple of days.
This one is hard to rate. I guess it would depend on why you are here. If you are hear to see autumn leaves, it's a good place to be. The RV park is a huge, open lawn. We were here on a Sunday night, so we had this huge park to ourselves. We watched the sunset over a mountain at night, the meteor showers after dark, the mist rise from the mountain in the early morning, and a spectacular sunrise a few hours later. If you are here on a hot, sunny day in July, with not a hint of shade, I imagine that it would be very hard for your air conditioner to keep up. Only staff person that I saw, is a delight.
I liked this park very much. Great for walking. Owners take great pride in lovely lawns. Paved roads. Plenty of open lawns for children to play. RV parts store across the street as is an ice cream store owned by the same people.
Unless you have small children who enjoy the Yogi thing, do yourself a favor and go across the street to the KOA. The park was an unending commercail blaring out of the overhead loudspeakers. I had to leave early just to get away from it. I don't think that I should have to pay to park under a loudspeaker that blasts the many things that they are hawking in the store. The central road is dirt so keep your windows closed if you have breathing problems. One improperly parked car can create a traffic jam that extends around the park. Get out before the race to the dumping station or be prepared to wait-it-out in the traffic jam. I made the reservation after being assured that there was cable TV, but when I arrived, I was handed coordinates for a satellite. The lady claimed not to know the difference between cable TV and access to satellite coordinates I could use if I had a dish. I am a full-time RV-er and this was my most unpleasant RV'ing experience.
A "lake" is an overstretch, but there is fishing in the pond. The sites are dirt, but OK unless it rains, at which time they become mud. There is a little Italian restaurant just outside the gate - owned by the same people. Very friendly and a treat when getting off from a long I-95 haul, but do yourself a favor and don't order the chicken marsala. If there is nothing else available, this is an OK place to spend the night. As for us, we plan on taking a different route in the future, so that we don't keep finding ourselves in this sorry and under-maintained place as it gets time to leave the road.
Very family-friendly park, though expensive. Friendly people. Really fun place. We like to bring the grandkids there because of the kid-friendly things to do. They like go-carts. We like the ice cream parlor. Not very great for big-rigs, unless you want a wide open site for your satellite. If you have a big rig and want a shaded or central site, make your reservation early so that you can get the one shaded site that they have for big rigs. Kids' entertainment costs extra. Be prepared. It adds up quickly.
This place is great. Wonderful light show during Christmas season and the RV park offers a ride through it. They also offer a van ride to downtown Charleston in the morning and they pick you up at 4:00. Sandy sites. I don't understand why it is not more fully populated -- especially in the winter when swimming pools aren't warm enough for swimming. I look forward to returning.
Adequate. Paved sites are too narrow. Makes getting out of the coach difficult in some sites. Very hilly. Not good for walking except for those in better health than I am. If you have physical problems and need more than a few inches between your bottom step and the too-narrow grassway between your pavement and the next site, ask for a site at the top of the hill. Much more spacious up there. Van is there to take you to the entertainment, and the staff will happily assist you with reservations.
Ask for a site at the end (bottom of the hill). It is lovely down there. The Wifi is central and wasn't working when we were there. No one seemed to know how to fix it, so we went to the nearby Holiday Inn to retrieve our e-mail. If you like peace and quiet, this place is a wonderful place to be. Don't even consider the Yogi Bear across the street. Yogi Bear has a prettier entrance, but beyond that is a world of difference.
I love this little family-owned park. Bring your family. Come in time for them to cook your dinner Friday night. The staff will keep your kids busy during the day on Saturday - with scavenger hunts and crafts, etc.. Then in the evening comes the Ice Cream social and entertainment in the green, where children play together and adults chat without reservation while the life music plays on. It is like stepping back to a time where the worries of the world no longer fit. Leave Sunday morning feeling like you have been on a fun family vacation. The only down-side is the occasional sewer odor, but I care little about this because I like the people who come here to RV. I like feeling like I am one of a large, cared-for family.
If you want to visit DC, this is THE place to stay. The park serves as the end of the metro line, so it is easy-breezey to get to in-town attractions. Tour busses also come to the site. Internet is free. It has the best TV that I have ever experienced while camping (3 HBO channels) The park has trees, but because of the layout of the sites, none are shaded, so the advertisement of shaded sites is not quite accurate. The trees are behind the units, not beside them. The row of permanents have shade in the mornings, but these are not available to the casual camper. The sites are rather short - except for the pull-throughs. This park is situated alongside I95 and the Beltway, where the two roads merge. Combine the heavy traffic caused by this, complete with the jake-brakes of the many trucks, add the air traffic from military and commercial airports, the helicopters from private executives, park police, as well as the infernal sirens from police and fire/rescue, and you will discover why people stay inside watching TV when they are not out exploring the nation's capitol. Staff is very friendly. Store is well-stocked.
This is our third winter here at the KOA Myrtle Beach, but it will be our last. The back-in sites are wonderful, our fellow snow-birders are top-notch, the place is beautiful and ideal for walking, but there has been a change in this once delightful place. The uncaring staff is sometimes less than helpful and sometimes needlessly rude - whether through ability or intent. Do not be surprised if you walk into the office to see the manager's wife ripping a staffer apart in front of customers who must wait until she has made public mincemeat of the victim staffer before the customer can be waited on. Do not be surprised to see a homeless person ride into the park to take a shower on campus - because security is so minimal here in a neighborhood surrounded by trailer parks. If you really want to stay here and you have been told that all of the sites are full, call back and ask for someone else. If you want a 30amp site but are directed to a 50amp site that costs more, even though there are a lot of available 30amp sites, be aware that the campground appears to be having some financial difficulties, made worse by management's dishonesty. If you book one of the kamping lodges, that they tell you is equipped for cooking, be aware that "equipped" means that there is one frying pan, one sauce pan that you can get if you ask for one at the office, no lids, no mixing bowls, or other kitchen amenities that were there in years past. Many (but not all) of the people at the desk are dishonest or uncaring. Some are merely incompetent and lazy. Book your reservation on line if you want guaranteed rates. Then save your receipt. It is not unheard of to have to prove your guaranteed rate by showing your receipt/reservation. If ever I saw a management team intent on destroying the reputation of an otherwise beautiful and formerly delightful RV park, the current management team is doing that. How sad. The low nighly rate reflects a discount received by paying for three months in advance during the off-season. Two years ago, I would have given this place a 10 out of 10. This year, it is a solid 3