Rob H

Home Base: 
Arkansas
Type of RV: 
29' Travel Trailer
79 Reviews
21 States Visited

Recent Reviews


4

City Close but Country Quiet

City Close but Country Quiet is straight from the website for this park and it's a very appropriate description. This is an excellent, quiet county park with plenty of nearby hiking and playgrounds, yet it's close enough to enjoy all that the big city offers including only one mile to the zoo. Full hookups, paved roads, level gravel RV sites, and a very affordable nightly rate. Most of the sites are very spacious, there is some shade, grassy areas abound and they are very well maintained. Every site has a fire ring and picnic table. Just about all of the sites are back in sites, only a handful of pull-thru sites are available and most of them are located right adjacent to the park road; not the ideal location.

No cable television is offered, but the satellite antenna works well at most any site. All major networks available with the over-the-air antenna. The wifi service is spotty, most likely because the park is so full and it's being heavily used by the overnight guests.

This campground is very popular so you need to make your reservations well in advance. We stayed here late summer (the park was completely full) and would stay here again.

Date of Stay:
 August, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $30.00

3

About what you'd expect

About what you've come to expect from KOA, with everything in its' place. There aren't too many full hookup choices in the immediate area. This is convenient to the city of Bemidji and the nearby Itasca State Park, nearby the airport and there is some highway noise but not so bad late at night. Easy on/off access, mostly pull-thru level sites that are a bit close together. Very impressive RV/camp store in the office, one of the biggest assortments you'd probably find in most RV parks.

No over the air television channels were available but the park has an extensive cable lineup that is included in the rate; satellite reception was excellent but there may be some sites with trees that could be a problem. When checking in you're given two access codes for the complimentary wireless internet service. It worked well for the two days we were there, but if you have more than two devices they want you to pay additional $2 per access code. Don't agree with that, after paying my fee to spend the night there I should be allowed to connect as many devices as needed. As it ended up we used our two codes on the two smartphones and weren't able to connect the computer (unless agreeing to the additional $2 fee).

The park was clean, friendly, very quiet, and not even half full the nights that we spent. It didn't rain while we were there but I could see that there would be several areas on the site itself and the park roads that would be come muddy; my advice to the management spend some money and bring in some additional loads of gravel so your overnight guests don't have to worry about mud puddles after a heavy rain.

Date of Stay:
 August, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $41.00

3

Convenient but pricey

Very convenient to all that Voyageurs NP offers in the immediate area, it's located only one mile from the nearby Visitor's Center. The sites are adjacent to another RV park but with a tall wooden fence between the two campgrounds; the other park isn't as nice but there wasn't any noise or bother with it being so close. The sites here are close together, all gravel, all back-in, each has a picnic table and full hookups. For anyone visiting without their own RV there are several very nice appearing cabins available to rent; they're in the same general area as the RV park and convenient to all of the same facilities.

There aren't any over-the-air television channels available, but satellite television worked well and should do so at each of the sites. Best to confirm that when making your reservation. The wifi service is included and it worked very well the entire three days that we stayed. Cell service is spotty because of the remote location. The park itself is very clean, grass was mowed, and no trash blowing around either.

There aren't many choices in the immediate area, and most of them have only a few spaces for RV's. They're more like small motels that have a very small number of RV pads available and those tend to sell out quickly. While this place is nicely planned out and has a great view of the lake from the dock, the RV sites are not located directly on the lake but instead have a view from the RV driver's side of the lake. We felt for the price we paid there should have been more amenities, larger sites, better lake view, etc. I would expect to pay closer to $40 per night for the space I occupied and the amenities that I received.

Date of Stay:
 August, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $60.00

3

Great Park, Price is Right

Convenient for day trips exploring the Keweenaw Peninsula, and at $20 per night very affordable. They do not take reservations but also rarely rent out all 12 full-service spots. It's located on the southeast corner (rear) of the casino parking lot. Sites are mostly level but some on the lower portion of the lot look prone to puddling. All sites are back in and odd #'s have to cross over for water. There is no shade, some grassy area on both sides of the asphalt pad, and all sites have a picnic table. Only the sites furthest from the highway offer 50 amp service so plan accordingly. There is no room for your tow vehicle on your pad so just park in the casino parking lot nearby. Some late-night noise over the weekend because it is a casino but it didn't disturb us much.

Excellent complimentary wifi signal. There are no over-the-air television channels that I could get with the roof top antenna but the satellite antenna works very well. They could do a better job of keeping the trash bins emptied. While we were here the winds were strong and most had blown over; thankfully the contents were bagged and didn't get all over the place. The grassy area was well maintained.

There aren't too many RV park options in the local area, and while this is a low frills site (not counting the adjacent casino) it is very convenient and affordable. We stayed here in a travel trailer and if visiting the area a second time would stay here again.

Date of Stay:
 August, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $20.00

4

Nicest in the area

Probably the nicest RV park in the area. Convenient to both interstates and all 3 state parks nearby are easily accessible. Love's Travel Plaza right off the interstate exit too, right on your way to the RV park.

Generously spaced sites, some have concrete pads and others are gravel. Picnic table and a fire ring at every site. Didn't need to level our travel trailer on our site but some visitors do have leveling pads in use. Mostly very level sites throughout the park. Very clean all around the place, they must work hard to keep it that way and keep the trash containers emptied regularly. There is some noise from the interstate highway but it's mostly a slight background noise; we've been to parks much noisier.

Wifi is complimentary and worked really well both nights we spent here. A handful of over-the-air television stations but none are the major networks and the park does not offer cable television service. The satellite antenna works well here, and many of the RV's here have satellite antennas in use; be sure to ask for a site with a clear view to the south when making reservations.

We stayed here in a travel trailer, and yes would return for a second visit. Daily rate listed below reflects Good Sam discount.

Date of Stay:
 August, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $34.00

4

Good for overnight

It's in a very convenient location for those passing overnight thru the Wichita area. Fairly level sites with good space between them, very wide area to drive on inside the park so no problem making turns or backing to get in/out of your site or the park itself.

There are some trees here that offer a bit of relief from the hot sun but they are not widespread. The entire park is a gravel surface and it gets very hot thru the daytime heating.

No problem using a satellite antenna. They do not offer cable tv but several over the air channels are available including all of the major networks. Wifi service was excellent.

We stayed here in a 29' travel trailer and would stay here again.

Date of Stay:
 July, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $34.00

4

Close to everything

A really nice RV park that is close to everything in the Vernal area. Heavily shaded so using a satellite antenna is difficult; there are some sites that do work so request one of them when confirming your reservations. It's close to the highway but almost no highway noise, especially near the rear of the park.

The sites are very close together, so be prepared for seeing a lot of your neighbors...

Date of Stay:
 July, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $36.00

4

Very nice CO state park

One of the nicest state parks we've ever visited, there are numerous small ponds with walking paths that circle them. Early mornings and late evenings the birds really come out in the open. Nice view of the foothills and some of the Rocky Mountains to the west/northwest. Near I-25 so some road noise is present at all times but not overwhelming.

The full hookup sites are quite spacious, there are some trees but no problem using a satellite antenna at most sites. The pad itself was the best ever with level concrete with generous width/length; the water tap was surrounded by crushed gravel so there is no problem with muddy or wet areas from drips.

The cost to stay here for anyone without a parks pass is high; at $36 per night camping fee plus an additional $7 "park access fee" it isn't an inexpensive state park but still one of the more affordable sites in the area.

Date of Stay:
 July, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $36.00

2

Good for one overnight

Flat sites with plenty of space between. No problem using a satellite antenna (no trees). There was a good rainstorm overnight that covered parts of our site in standing water, especially near the water tap and electrical pedestal; also many parts of the exit roads from the park itself were covered in standing water. My advice to the owners: spend some $$ on a few more truckloads of additional gravel to alleviate this problem.

Date of Stay:
 July, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $36.00

3

Quiet and Relaxing

A really nice quite large campground that is near the shores of Beaver Lake, and close to all of the conveniences of the nearby city of Rogers. With over 100 campsites there is a space here for just about any type of camper, although spaces for large trailers and motor-homes are limited. Sites 72-80 are optimal for the larger ones and are the only sites in the entire campground with a dedicated fresh water tap. Most of the sites are partially or fully-shaded. The park is quite hilly, some leveling will definitely be needed which ever site you've chosen.

None of the sites have sewer hookup but there is a complimentary dump station near the park entrance. We were able to use our satellite antenna at site 72 but not many of the larger sites would offer a clear view of the southern sky. You can ask the park attendant over a telephone call before finalizing your plans and reservation.

The park offers limited hiking, there is only one trail that we found and it's a very short one at just one mile. On the plus side the amount of wildlife is terrific; numerous deer are inside the park and can be seen at almost any time at just about any particular location. There are some shorebirds, as well as many other birds that are often seen around the campsites. We were regularly visited by bluebirds.

The park is very quiet, albeit we visited during the week. It's about one half mile or so off the main Hwy 12 thru town. The park has a marina and boat launch that can be quite busy early in the morning and then again late afternoon/early evening. They are located further down the hill from the upper campsites and did not present any excessive noise.

We camped here in a travel trailer and would return for another visit.

Date of Stay:
 June, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $23.00