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Old 07-04-2013, 08:11 AM   #11
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During my recent trip, I would always ask to look at what was available.
They always were glad to give me a list or circle the sites open on their map.
I would go look and pick the best site for me. The site they assign you is not always the site I pick out of what's available.
I would think if you know your site and your a member, they would try their best to hold it for you.
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Not a Rewards member, but at our recent weekend at KOA St. Augustine Beach, I was given a choice of 3 pull thru sites; was hoping for a fairly shaded one but none of them were. So, we took the one in the middle of campground that wasn't too close to the entry or exit.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:47 PM   #12
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We're here in the North Carolina mountains.....it's rained all week...on and off...mostly on. Thank goodness we're on high ground, because the creeks are swollen. I think the local fireworks are going to get rained out; forecast is for more rain and more rain and more rain. Thank goodness the potluck dinner is inside.

As for KOA's.....don't like 'em. We call them "KeepOnAdding". They justify their high prices by saying "look at all the extras we have" and then they tend to charge you for those extras. I'm not interested in go-karts and jumping pillows and hayrides and don't want to pay for the privilege of them. Besides, I'm getting grouchy in my old age and don't like my swimming pools and hot tubs full of shrieking children (now, in my defense, I love children but I don't care for shrieking ones .... even mine...especially mine.... I've put in my time...) and babies in swim diapers (yuk...it only delays the inevitable).
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:45 PM   #13
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I use KOA's when I don't have a clue where to camp.
I see them like McDonalds. I know I will get some basic things that are important to me.
I know the bathrooms will be clean, they'll have propane on site, a pool, are dog friendly and will have a camp store.
I've been to some average KOA's and I've been to some very nice ones. Never had a total dump.
Can't beat State Parks for beauty, but sometimes I want full hook ups and they aren't available or they have limited dog sites.

KOA's and Good Sam CG's give you some confidence that you'll be satisfied with your stay.

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Old 07-05-2013, 07:23 AM   #14
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Doug, with your experience do campgrounds have designated sites for dogs like hotel and cabins?????
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Doug, with your experience do campgrounds have designated sites for dogs like hotel and cabins?????
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As far as I know, all KOA sites allow dogs. I've never seen designated pet sites except at SP's.

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As far as I know, all KOA sites allow dogs. I've never seen designated pet sites except at SP's.

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How do KOAs work?

We are at the KOA Williamsburg now. Very disappointed with our site and the room around it (or lack thereof). We had no options. The little wedge of grass the picnic table sits on is a swamp thus unusable. Beyond going to the dinky pool or walking around the gravel lanes, there is no room to sit in lawn chairs and actually enjoy the outside around our TT. We are also disgusted with the $72 children's activity fee that was tacked on to our bill (3 children x 4 nights x $6).

I guess it's just reinforcement to the fact of how much we love state park campgrounds over these types of places...I'll take partial/no hookups for trees/space/privacy at a fraction of the price any day.
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We are also disgusted with the $72 children's activity fee that was tacked on to our bill (3 children x 4 nights x $6).....
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We're here in the North Carolina mountains.....it's rained all week...on and off...mostly on. Thank goodness we're on high ground, because the creeks are swollen. I think the local fireworks are going to get rained out; forecast is for more rain and more rain and more rain. Thank goodness the potluck dinner is inside.

As for KOA's.....don't like 'em. We call them "KeepOnAdding". They justify their high prices by saying "look at all the extras we have" and then they tend to charge you for those extras. I'm not interested in go-karts and jumping pillows and hayrides and don't want to pay for the privilege of them. Besides, I'm getting grouchy in my old age and don't like my swimming pools and hot tubs full of shrieking children (now, in my defense, I love children but I don't care for shrieking ones .... even mine...especially mine.... I've put in my time...) and babies in swim diapers (yuk...it only delays the inevitable).
Sounds like you should be dry camping in the middle of nowhere!,
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Sorry you got a bad CG. I hate when that happens. They can make things look so good on their website. The children's activity fee seems excessive. Since I don't have kids, have never knew what the fees were. I see more state parks in our future as well.
Best wishes to find a silver lining somewhere.

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