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Old 10-28-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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We stayed at the Goose Pond Colony campground last week after locating it in TL. The ratings were 7.5/8.5/8.5 and they are not even close.

The first number relates to "Completeness of Facilities" and this should have be no more than a 3. This place has a lot of potential but looked below average! The sites were not level, very narrow for a motorhome, 50 gallon rusty drums at each site for trash, water hookup was on the opposite side of the unit from the electrical hookup (site 39 would have needed a 30-35 ft hose), roads were narrow but ok, recreation (did not see any), security (visible and very firm!), services (none), registration area (closed but a little old lady came out after 15 minutes or so and she was not very friendly), swimming (did not see a pool but the lake is beautiful), laundry and bathroom we did not check out so no comment.

Second number is Cleanliness and Physical Characteristics of Restrooms and Showers - no comment as we did not use.

Third number is Visual Appearance and Environmental Quality - as stated the place did not look inviting at all. The drive in from the highway was very nice and deceiving. Once you drive through a narrow gate there is only a small place to park to register. The office is not much bigger than than a 6 x 10 building. We were offered the option of driving through and picking a site. Virtually all the good sites were taken by permanent campers. Quite a few had them pulled into the sites backwards (how they did this I don't see how). I was reluctant to back onto some sites as they were just narrow spits of soil with asphalt on them. I was concerned about an accident. One motorhome had a 2 foot dropoff to a slope from the door.

As I said the lake view and layout could make this a great place to stay but after one night we said we gotta go! This is a public area so I guess the county runs it. They need to go over to Decatur Alabama and study the Point Mallard campground. Point Mallard is very nice!!
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:49 PM   #2
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We stayed at the Goose Pond Colony campground last week after locating it in TL. The ratings were 7.5/8.5/8.5 and they are not even close.

The first number relates to "Completeness of Facilities" and this should have be no more than a 3. This place has a lot of potential but looked below average! The sites were not level, very narrow for a motorhome, 50 gallon rusty drums at each site for trash, water hookup was on the opposite side of the unit from the electrical hookup (site 39 would have needed a 30-35 ft hose), roads were narrow but ok, recreation (did not see any), security (visible and very firm!), services (none), registration area (closed but a little old lady came out after 15 minutes or so and she was not very friendly), swimming (did not see a pool but the lake is beautiful), laundry and bathroom we did not check out so no comment.

Second number is Cleanliness and Physical Characteristics of Restrooms and Showers - no comment as we did not use.

Third number is Visual Appearance and Environmental Quality - as stated the place did not look inviting at all. The drive in from the highway was very nice and deceiving. Once you drive through a narrow gate there is only a small place to park to register. The office is not much bigger than than a 6 x 10 building. We were offered the option of driving through and picking a site. Virtually all the good sites were taken by permanent campers. Quite a few had them pulled into the sites backwards (how they did this I don't see how). I was reluctant to back onto some sites as they were just narrow spits of soil with asphalt on them. I was concerned about an accident. One motorhome had a 2 foot dropoff to a slope from the door.

As I said the lake view and layout could make this a great place to stay but after one night we said we gotta go! This is a public area so I guess the county runs it. They need to go over to Decatur Alabama and study the Point Mallard campground. Point Mallard is very nice!!
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