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Old 07-21-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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Oh the Horror and surprise!!!!

We got back last week from our yearly vacation to Missouri for a much needed week of canoeing and our campground was awfull. I have read these story's of disappointing campgrounds that we have located on the internet only to get there and it's a Horror. This is the first for us and I hope and pray it never happens again. First of all it stated shaded spots, modern restrooms and showers, resturant, putt-putt golf etc.
When I checked in I noticed the store/office looked a little rustic not to mention the flowers growing in real mens work boots but I really worried when the lady told me since you are going to be here so long we are going to give you the tree (thanks so much)
Our site was in the middle of a pasture not to mention all the old veichles with grass growing in them.
I just spent around 80 hours polishing the Airstream and we were parked next to a dirt road that was heavily traveled the whole week.
I think there should be a section added for these kind of campgrounds so nobody else will make a mistake like we did.
We would have left but they do not refund only credit is given and could be used in the next 2 years (sure don't want to go back there)
The good thing the canoe trip was great, the Ozarks are beautifull, and the pool was okay (Thanks Goodness)
The campground is Jason Place in Salem Mo. be sure not to check it out.
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Ernest P. Worrell was known to say "Eww-w-www" on occasion. Too bad about your experience. My Woodall's guide is with my Safari in storage this weekend -- does anybody know if this Jason Place even has a mention in the Woodall's or Trailer Life guides.

Sorry Becky. On to the better news, where were you canoing? What did you like most? Thanks!

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Old 07-21-2007, 02:42 PM   #4
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Becky,
Sorry the trip was almost ruined by false advertising, etc. Glad the canoeing was good, however.
Please go to the campgrounds review section on the forum and document this for all of us. Thanks.
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:14 PM   #5
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Very current info, but no listing for Jason's O K corral
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We'll add this place to our "crumby campground" list. Thanx
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:32 PM   #7
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So, Becky, the campground was awful, but please tell us about the river and the canoeing. I grew up on the Current, my dad always renting cabins for us at Big Springs SP where we played in the water all day while he went off on a John boat fishing. I remember Hot summer days all iced by the clear rushing river. Any highlights from this first of the "wild and scenic" rivers? One thing, many of us from Missouri wait for the spring and fall or even winter times to float these rivers to avoid the city throngs of inebriated floaters! ~G
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Wow Becky bummer about your experience there. Here's hoping your next outing is more positive!

Mods, I was sort of wondering to myself aloud, is it ok that we post negative campground reviews in the campground section too?

I have sort of hesitated to post the negative campgrounds we've hit through trial and error as I wasn't quite sure if that's welcome on the forum. Some places I have nothing nice to say about at all so I just don't mention them. OTOH one hopes that others can benefit from the info on places to avoid...
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:06 PM   #9
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Ernest P. Worrell was known to say "Eww-w-www" on occasion. Too bad about your experience. My Woodall's guide is with my Safari in storage this weekend -- does anybody know if this Jason Place even has a mention in the Woodall's or Trailer Life guides.

Sorry Becky. On to the better news, where were you canoing? What did you like most? Thanks!

Good one klattu.
Another Airstreamer came thru one night and yes Jason Place was listed in the Woodall's book, they were just like us In Shock.
The Current River is great so clear you can see the trout pass by it's not a fast river but my 9 year old loved it. We will for sure go back to canoe and have already found a new place to camp. Oh the water temp is 58 this time of the year cooooool.
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So, Becky, the campground was awful, but please tell us about the river and the canoeing. I grew up on the Current, my dad always renting cabins for us at Big Springs SP where we played in the water all day while he went off on a John boat fishing. I remember Hot summer days all iced by the clear rushing river. Any highlights from this first of the "wild and scenic" rivers? One thing, many of us from Missouri wait for the spring and fall or even winter times to float these rivers to avoid the city throngs of inebriated floaters! ~G

We floated Wednesday before the crowd and it was just great only a few others, Saturday we went back and it was like bumper canoe's but fun, I have to admit I was right in there with the crowd on Saturday (gotta let your hair down sometime) My family will have to agree with me besides the campground the vacation was one to write in the books.
The other thing hwy 19 is a little hair raising I would call it a cow path with 3 real narrow bridges, one time I looked back at the trailer and the rear was looking at me the roads are curvy.
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Wow Becky bummer about your experience there. Here's hoping your next outing is more positive!

Mods, I was sort of wondering to myself aloud, is it ok that we post negative campground reviews in the campground section too?

I have sort of hesitated to post the negative campgrounds we've hit through trial and error as I wasn't quite sure if that's welcome on the forum. Some places I have nothing nice to say about at all so I just don't mention them. OTOH one hopes that others can benefit from the info on places to avoid...
Steph, I hate to post negative stuff but you know it got me to thinking to, we need to know at least the pro's and con's of areas. Sure would help save a week of yuck. Mods let's think about it (please) I always go to the campground reviews and check out the good, maybe we do need to have the bad and ugly to.
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It would help out our membership most if you did post in the campground reviews. It would be very good IMO if you stay on the objective reporter side -- tell what was there, what was misrepresented, what wasn't nice, and detail what was lousy.
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:40 PM   #13
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You do the best you can and then hope you get lucky. Sometimes its best not to pay forward as once they have your money they will not refund. Most of the time you can stay longer without a problem. We have been there too. You look it up on line and it looks beautiful, when you get there you wonder where they got the pic.
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Actually, there's a place to post reviews of places right here on AirForums! Just click on Reviews up there at the top of the screen ...

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