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These are my opinions of some of the parks I stayed at, summer of '98.

Palm Desert California: Emerald Desert Golf and RV Resort, the name says it all.  Great campground, wonderful restaurants and shopping nearby.  Just about perfect; even a data port for personal computer use.  Designed with luxury motorhomes in mind; for large bus type motorhomes.  Very nice people in the office, grounds are well maintained, but watch out for the lawn sprinklers, they'll water-spot your vehicles.  (2 day stay)  PHOTO

Billings Montana: The first KOA built right on the Yellowstone River.  KOA does a great job of retaining the "out in the woods" feeling in their campground designs and layouts.  This campground has been updated, but still has that nice comfortable KOA feel. Good nearby shopping , book stores, and Costco.  (Many others, too.) Very nice people in the office. (3 day stay)   Click for   PHOTO 1,     PHOTO 2,    PHOTO 3.

Gettysburg PA:  The Drummer Boy campground there is a large great park with wooded sites.  All the amenities you need, but the laundry facilities are the most expensive that I encountered anywhere in the country.  Nice people - good park - lots to do and see.  Near Hershey PA, also. Stopped there going both ways.  (4 day stay)

Cape Cod (Bourne MA):  Bay View Campground, is a very nice campground in the same design and layout relative to a KOA.   Not designed for large power hungry motorhomes -- max power is 30 amps.  Laundry facility too small for such a large park.  Much of the office staff is grumpy and not very accommodating.   Every visitor must pay $8 to come in to visit, and they charge $2 just to drive another car on the grounds.  Gate guards count the people in each car coming and going to be sure nobody is cheating.  This campground is popular with pop-up trailers.   No refunds of deposits or for early departure.  However, it is well maintained and conveniently located.  If only the office staff made you feel welcome.... (6 weeks)  Click for photo of setting in RV park.

Newport RI:  Meadowlark Trailer Park -- convenient to Newport, but spaces are very small,  unlevel, and its hard to get reservations as they're always booked.  Owners are very nice and I can't say anything bad about the place.  (10 day stay)

Newport RI:  Paradise Motel and RV park, more convenient to beaches and Newport.  Nice owners, well maintained, good size spaces and very level.  Very low power available 20 amp outlets.   Obviously, 20 amp outlets don't attract large motorhomes.  Only 16 spaces and seldom booked full.  I believe it's the lack of ample power that keeps people away.   It would me.  I stayed there because the other park was full, but would go back if 30 amp were available.  (2 week stay)  Click here to see photo.

Webster MA: This KOA in Webster MA (my place of birth), near LakeChargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, is an older KOA and very wooded.  Good attitude of the owners and other than very rusty water, I can't say anything bad about it.  (30 day stay)

Atlanta GA:  This is a very nice park in Marietta GA, and the owner is very pleasant and efficient.  City water and sewerage (you're invited to flush your tanks), and you are offered the luxury of washing your vehicles while there.   Full 30 or 50 amp service also.  I'd definitely stay there again and there's so much to do nearby.  The farmer's market "Harry's" is unbelievable.   If you want fruit, veggies, breads, pastries, and seafood -- it's there.  (2 day stay) Click here to see photo.

There were many other "one nighters" but I didn't spend enough time in then to give them a fair evaluation.



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