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Old 05-20-2009, 09:59 PM   #239
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There seem to be two kinds of KOA's—neglected and pretty good. All have higher prices. I've come to realize to check RV campground reviews (when I can) and have found them by Googling that plus a town. We avoided the one in Craig for that reason yesterday.

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Old 05-20-2009, 10:55 PM   #240
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:57 AM   #241
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Last year we stayed in the KOA in north Fort Collins, CO.
I just got home from 10 days in Ft. Collins... stayed at the Larimer County Park campground on the south end of Horsetooth Reservoir. It's about 2 miles west of Ft. Collins. $20/night plus $7 daily park fee. Right next to the lake, electric hookups, dump station, water spigot, and a new first-class restroom shower building. Very nice.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:49 PM   #242
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We stay at the KOA's in our area (central Florida) so far we have had good luck, KOA does a stay a night get the second night free on the first weekend of May every year to raise money for kids with cancer and we try to take advantage of that weekend and know it is helping kids in need. We always try to pick a different KOA so we can try the one's closest to us and if it turns out to be a bad we dont feel quite so bad as it is half price, but so far they all have been very clean with pools and nice professional staff. Other than that I agree they seem to be a bit high in price.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:07 PM   #243
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Richard, thanks for the exact web address for RV park reviews. I was too lazy to get it right but now I've added it to my bookmarks.

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Old 05-21-2009, 03:45 PM   #244
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Our favorite is the KOA in Flagstaff, Arizona. It's been there a while, but the owner has
up-graded the power and just put in wind generators. Oh ya, he's my wife's uncle.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:15 PM   #245
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Mike, is it near the railroad?

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:41 PM   #246
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The worst koa for us was in Alma,Ar. We were going to Fort Smith for a class reunion and between the two CG's in the area it appeared to be the better from the street. How wrong we were. We followed the manager in the golf cart to our site. Unfortunately our progress was impeded by the appearance of two trees in the road. It was determined by the manager at this time that he would have to cut them down. The fact that they were about fifteen feet high made it a safe assumption. After the tree removal we pulled into our site. We realized immediately we needed some gravel at our site because the ground was slippery.......did I mention it was raining? The manager told his son to get a load of gravel and bring it back. Upon his return he had a few choice words for my husband. At this time I looked down and saw many fake fingernails all over the ground and literally hundreds of cigarette butts. I won't forget that KOA park.
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The worst koa for us was in Alma,Ar. ...At this time I looked down and saw many fake fingernails all over the ground and literally hundreds of cigarette butts. I won't forget that KOA park.
Sounds kind of like you were interfering with the proper operation of the guy's whisky still.

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Nope, it's out 89 above the Flagstaff Mall. You can hear the trains, but very
quiet. Nice and shady there, too.
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Mike, my question was partly tongue and cheek, but that's good info since the railroad at Flagstaff, like Gallup, makes sleeping near it difficult. Flagstaff is a good stop for a couple of days because of all the things to see around there.

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Carlsbad KOA (Carlsbad, NM)

This was the first park I ever stayed at last year, and it's a really nice KOA. It's semi-desert, so there's not many trees, but the park was nice and clean, big spaces, and a friendly staff.
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:02 PM   #251
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Dayton, Ohio KOA is very nice...

I think this is the 4th time here at the Dayton OH KOA, very nice setup and well worth a stop if you are passing thru the central Ohio area.

We live in Maryland and make the run back to my parent's house in Minnesota at least once or more per year, and usually stop by here as it is a nice days run from MD (495 miles) and is a very nice campground for a nightly stop over.

So my vote is to put it on your list if you are looking for a stop over in the middle of Ohio.

I realize the Terraport at Jackson Center is only about 75 miles north of here, but unless I am going to JC for maintenance I would rather stay here at the KOA.

regards, Dave & Shari
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:13 PM   #252
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Rock Island Illinois KOA

Tonite we are at the Rock Island, Illinois KOA, another nice place that I would put on your list. It is slightly lower on the scale than the Dayton KOA (still the best I have ever stayed at) so I would give this one about an 8 out of 10 because the grass is not as well maintained and that really shows.

However, we have a very nice site and nobody else is here... Maybe the recession or whatever, but the next camper is about 30 sites away from us so we are living large...

Those are our two new puppies with us on their first road trip... We have two miniature dachshunds:

the "Baron of Bavaria" who is a 6 month old black & tan male, 9 lbs. &

"Edelweiss" a 5 month old black & tan female....

They are riding just fine in hte truck each day and haveing lots of fun at the campgrounds at night...

regards, Dave & Shari
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