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Old 08-22-2011, 12:28 PM   #15
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Being relitively new to camping, when we went crosscountry, we relied on the KOA book and Good Sams website. There were some KOA's that we wouldn't stay in because of high price. Some were shabby and in an area we did't care for. Today we are at the KOA in Wilmington and it is a great CG and overpriced, but it is by the ocean and it is summer. But we have also seen some pretty seedy privately owned CG. We have found the internet to be a great source of info. We rarely make a reservation and just wing it.If the park looks bad when we pull in, we just pull out. It works for us.

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This a tale of two KOAs. We stayed at Fayettville/Wade in NC on Sat and it was great. Long gravel sites that were level and would accomodate any size RV and toad. A little overpriced but was worth it. On Sun we stayed in Yemasse/Point South and it was terrible. Small sites, no grass and no wifi. It cost more than the one Wade. Just because it is a KOA does not mean it will be good or bad, just pricey.

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Yes, they do vary from one to another. Yes, they can be a bit spendy. With their 10% value kard discount and points to earn extra discounts, the price structure isn't too bad IMO.

My big complaint is that many in the East are located VERY near to main roads. Listening to truck traffic all night is NOT my idea of "camping".

Stayed 4 nights last week in the Lake Placid KOA - Very quiet, and surrounded by the beautiful Adirondak Mountains.

Being wet, however, almost everyone's fire was very smokey.

What did I just say about "camping"..................?

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There are many great state, federal, and COE parks across the U. S. If you don't need a swimming pool, these parks usually are located near or on lakes, rivers and other bodies of water and usually in the trees. Many except reservations and spaces are not crammed in like the private parks. They are usually off the beaten path though, so if you wish to go on day trips to a large city it may not be your cup of tea.

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