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Old 08-05-2014, 01:54 PM   #131
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Congratulations on your anniversary! I'm wondering for your visit, why they didn't call it the "Honeymoon Suite"...... sounds much more romantic than "deluxe patio".......
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:02 PM   #132
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We just returned from a trip to Glacier NP. We spent 4 days in the back country, but the rest of the time we stayed at KOAs:
KOA Yellowstone Park/Mountainside, MT - this is new. There's another one half a mile up the road owned by the same people called Yellowstone/West Gate, MT. We stayed there on the way back and it was beautiful. The Mountainside has a way to go as far as their pads - they aren't very level and have some potholes. We were in peak season so just grateful they had room for us on a day's notice. Pretty views. It will be good after a little more work on it.
KOA Townsend/Canyon Ferry Lake, MT - basic gravel parking but very clean with a beautiful lake about 1/2 mile away. Unless you have a boat it's not very appealing for more than a one night stay.
KOA Great Falls, MT - Great place. Big hedges between each site.
KOA St. Mary/East Glacier, MT - beautiful panoramic views in every direction. Very open, and each site had a fire pit and grass area that was large enough for us to set up our screen tent. Right at the East Entrance and Going to the Sun Road.
KOA Missoula, MT - for being right in the city it was okay. Good location but sandwiched between trailer parks. Very clean with large sites.
KOA Dubois, WY - great little place right in the middle of this tiny little town and right on the North Platte River.

All of these KOAs were between $55-$65 per night. KOAs are awesome!
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:26 AM   #133
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We stayed at the Estes Park KOA, Estes Park, CO this weekend for 2 nights:

1) The campground has good proximity to Estes Park and has little to no traffic noise.
2) It is very cramped for maneuvering and the sites are very small.
3) There was only about 4 feet between us and the camper beside us. Not enough room to put out our canopy or enjoy the space outside our door. There wasn't really enough room to enjoy the rear area either, where the picnic table is, because the KOA person that helped us park had us back all the way up. He did this because there is so little room for rigs to drive through. Some of the spots had the RV door right on the paved road.
4) The bathrooms are very good.
5) None of the RV sites have fire pits. I called and was told that we could bring our own if it was manufactured and "off the ground". We did and it worked out well.
6) There's a cool mini-golf place within a mile and some great hiking as well.
7) It had some nice shade trees but it was all gravel otherwise. Very, very dusty.

Will we go back? Not sure. It was expensive ($60ish per night) and we were packed in like sardines.

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Old 08-18-2014, 08:25 AM   #134
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Will we go back? Not sure. It was expensive ($60ish per night) and we were packed in like sardines.

If you can't put your awning out without it touching your neighbour's unit, I'd give this campground a miss and move on.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:33 AM   #135
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We stayed at the Estes Park KOA, Estes Park, CO this weekend for 2 nights:

1) The campground has good proximity to Estes Park and has little to no traffic noise.
2) It is very cramped for maneuvering and the sites are very small.
3) There was only about 4 feet between us and the camper beside us. Not enough room to put out our canopy or enjoy the space outside our door. There wasn't really enough room to enjoy the rear area either, where the picnic table is, because the KOA person that helped us park had us back all the way up. He did this because there is so little room for rigs to drive through. Some of the spots had the RV door right on the paved road.
4) The bathrooms are very good.
5) None of the RV sites have fire pits. I called and was told that we could bring our own if it was manufactured and "off the ground". We did and it worked out well.
6) There's a cool mini-golf place within a mile and some great hiking as well.
7) It had some nice shade trees but it was all gravel otherwise. Very, very dusty.

Will we go back? Not sure. It was expensive ($60ish per night) and we were packed in like sardines.

That's not a campground, it looks more like a RV/boat storage lot (with hookups)... I'd have moved on down the road to the nearest WalMart before paying $60 for a site like that. Wow, talk about crowded !!! Sure looks like maximizing profit is more important than providing a "quality KOA experience"....
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:54 AM   #136
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If you and your neighbor had slide-outs on the same side you could share dinner through the window. We stayed in a place like that in Knoxville for the Worlds Fair and vowed "Never Again"!!! We were told one month earlier it was a cow pasture and when it rained that was confirmed. JM2¢, Hank
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:13 PM   #137
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thats a great rate in new mexico!!i pay at least 10 times more than that in the keys,BUT ,hows the average temps ?lows ?i scraped ice from my windshield 3 times in fort myers last january!!thats why im headed to marathon.as far as koa goes,overpriced,overrated.the one in williams arizona was nice though.as others said the staff can make or break the place,attitude is everything
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:32 PM   #138
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Fire Pit?

You say you were able to bring your own fire pit and it worked fine. Where did you put it? In the middle of the road
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:27 AM   #139
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Hi all,
Any reports on this KOA?
Heading there in May
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:47 AM   #140
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Hi all,
Any reports on this KOA?
Heading there in May
We stayed a couple years ago. It was nice. The pull throughs are kinda tight but that's the worst thing I can say.
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