Joel R.

Marietta , GA

Joined October 2018

I camp a lot

Ok, not great

Stopped here for an overnight on our way home to Georgia from Yellowstone. It’s ok for a 1-night stop. I wouldn’t stay more. The sites are level, with long pull-throughs, with full hookups. But there is no shade. Also no store. There is a grill/bar that serves dinner, drinks and appetizers. Pool, playground, dog park, stocked fishing pond, laundry. Bathroom/shower facilities were ok. Several text sites did have shade.

Close to Yellowstone

Yellowstone NP is just 6 miles from the campground, so it’s passable for a few nights. You don’t need to spend much time in the campground because there isn’t much shade. Sites are very tight. There is a tour bus that can pick you up at KOA's office for a ride to the park, if you don’t want to drive yourself. There is also horseback riding, fly-fishing, and whitewater rafting nearby. indoor pool, laundry/shower dump station. They have pancakes in the morning. West Yellowstone is close by for after visiting the park.

New owners making changes

This campground got new owners a few years ago. It looks pretty good now, with recently remodeled bathroom/showers. There is a store and laundry facilities, and a pool. This is an RV Park, but there were some tent spaces. Internet was pretty good. It was a little pricy, but ok for one night.

Wake up to Devils Tower

Belle Fourche River Campground is National Park campground right next to the tower. There are 2-loops with 46-sites. There are no hookups, but Drinking water is available at water spigots and in the restrooms. There is some shade. This is a first come, first served campground, no reservations. There is a 14-day limit on occupancy. Some sites are pull-through sites with room for medium RVs. You can wake up and watch the mountain tower with your coffee in the morning

Finally, a KOA without all the rock

This is, finally, a KOA that isn’t covered in gravel and dust! There is real, green grass! The sites are small, and tight, but there is grass. They have mostly RV sites, with some tent sites and small cabins. Electric and water, some with sewer. There is a small store, game room and pool. The shower would be better with a real door, not just curtains. They have a good size dog park, plus an extra area for dogs to run, unfenced.

Worth it for the view

Right on the edge of the Yellowstone River, about 90 minutes north of Yellowstone NP. This is an RV Park, so no tents are allowed. The view of the river and the mountains is fantastic. And, it’s close to dining in Livingston if you want that. Laundry facilities and a larger than average store. Pet friendly. The sites are small. But, I would definitely go back.

Mountain Views & wildflowers

Beautiful setting in a mountain meadow covered in wildflowers, along a high mountain lake, surrounded by mountains! There is very little shade, but there is a steady breeze during the day that keeps things comfortable. Mosquitos in the evening! Water and electric sites, with a dump station. A few pull thru sites. Very nice and relaxing Just 15 miles from Yellowstone

It’s worth the view

This is all about the view. It’s a few miles outside of Grand Tetons, Moran Entrance. (East side) And it is a little pricey. But it has a great view. There are a lot of sites, including tent sites. They are not packed as close as some parks, so there is some grass between everyone. The sites have fire rings and picnic tables. There is a small store with basic needs, plus a bar. There is also a gas station, but prices are 60c/gal. higher than inside the park! There is WiFi, but because there are so many people using it, it’s next to worthless.

No shade

There is no shade here. It would probably be ok in fall or spring, but in July it’s hot! The shower/bathroom facilities are clean. The sites are level. And it is close to Rocky Mountain NP. There is a small store. Plus, there are Mountain Views.

Ok for one night

Not much to say about this place. There are 60 RV sites. Not much shade. But the sites are level and the have water electric and sewer. Bathroom/shower/laundry was clean, but the showers are pay showers. WiFi but no cable

Great views of the mountains

This is a basic campground with great views! The campground is on the side of the mountain with a hiking trail just outside the park into Rocky Mountain NP. There is a great meadow with lots of wildflowers, too. Just a few sites have water and electric, but there are great views from many of them. Saturday night there was a ranger program on mammals that was great for the kids. There is a very small store with ice, firewood and some basic supplies.


This is a disaster! I made reservations several months ago as part of an extended, 5 week trip. We got here as they are in the middle of a major construction project. It is undoubtedly needed. But, they should have called or emailed us about the inconvenience, dust and noise! We could have found an alternative place to stay. Bad form in their end, and also in KOA to allow it.

More KOA Gravel

Another KOA that just loves gravel! The road in is paved, but there is gravel (and dust) everywhere else. There is also very little shade - so is was hot in July! There is a nice, but small, salt water swimming pool that was refreshing after driving 8 hours. And a small dog park. There is a small store/ gift shop with basics. The shower/bathroom was clean.

Trout fishing paradise

Montauk State Park is at the headwaters of the Current River, and is a State Park the northern end of the National Scenic River. It is just South of Salem, MO. The park has a fish hatchery and is noted for trout fishing! The campground is very large, with 3 or 4 loops. The sites are mostly level but close together. They have water and electric. With this many people it can get noisy. There are clean showers/bathrooms and a dump station. There is a lodge with rooms and a restaurant with limited menu, and cabins. WiFi is available at the lodge, but cell service is spotty in the park. This is a trout fishing park. Almost everything is focused on fishing! You can get fishing equipment, tackle, fishing license and trout tags in the store.

Convenient to I-40

This is KOA, not my favorite place to stop, but they have good, basic facilities, sort of like Motel 6. They are just off I-40, so it was convenient for a one night stop. The sites were level, and were Pull-Thru so we didn’t even unhook. Full hookups, Some shade, a dump station. The shower/bathroom was clean. There is a small store. They also have cabins and tent sites; Free Wi-Fi, cable tv, a pool and playground, and a pond for fishing. There is a small Kamp K9 (dog park). When we were there everything was wet, and the smell of wet creosote from the log yard next door was terrible.

Great place for camping and fishing

Maramec Spring Park is a great place for camping and fishing in Missouri. The Park contains the fifth largest spring in the state. An average of 100 million gallons of water flows from the Spring daily. This is a quiet campground near St James, MO, about 2 hours west of St Louis. There are camping sites along the Meramec River. The Camping season is from March to the end of October. A limited number of sites have electric hookups. Non-electric sites are $16; Electric sites are$36 per night. The campground is subject to flash flooding. The park has a country store, and a museum with the remains of an old iron furnace. This is a Trout Fishing Park!

Cool place to relax on hot days

Onondaga Cave State Park is about 2 hours SW of St Louis. There is a campground and a Caverns you can tour, which is nice on hot days. The park is located on the Meramec River, so there is also swimming, fishing and canoeing, and hiking along the bluffs. The campground has basic electric/water campsites. They also have family campsites, which are a little larger. There is a playground and a small store.

Crowded and noisy

We stayed here with a large group of family members for a floating weekend. The sites were close together and there wasn’t much privacy. They have tent sites, and RV sites with 50 amp hookups, water, and sewer. Some sites have river access and some river views. There wasn’t much grass, and few trees for shade. There is a swimming pool, playground and store/gift shop. They have pay showers. Onondaga Cave State Park is right across the river. This is primarily a campground for people floating the Meramec River and other area streams. They provide canoe rental, and transport to the put-in points. On summer weekends it is crowded and noisy.

along the Ozark National Scenic River.

Alley Springs is one of several NPS campgrounds along the Ozark National Scenic River. The campground is located on the Jack’s Fork River, which is popular for swimming and canoeing and tubing. There are over 150 sites, and several group sites. The campground has a shower house, restrooms, RV dump station, electric and water hookups, picnic tables and fire rings. The Ozark Trail runs through the park. Roads are paved, but campground sites are gravel. There are Ranger-led campfire programs in the summer months.

Make a reservation !

Johnson Shut-Ins State Park is located on the Black River in Missouri, just south of St. Louis. This makes it a popular location on hot summer days, especially weekends. If you plan to go, make a reservation by calling toll free 877-ICampMO (877-422-6766). This is a State Park with about 80 walk-in, basic, electric, sewer/electric/water and equestrian campsites. Some of the sites have wooden platforms. The park also has a small store located in the center of the campground. Swimming is popular at the park. The “shut-ins” are rock formations where the river is limited by hard rock that it is cutting through. In these shut-ins, the river cascades over and around smooth-worn rock, creating a natural water park. There is also hiking and rock climbing.