Tim F.

The Dyrt Pro

St. Joseph, IL

Joined November 2020

First KOA for us—won’t be the last

I was a bit nervous about the location of this KOA when I first booked it, but it turned out to be perfect for us. We arrived from OK City, so the slightly north location was welcomed, plus it was a great spot to leave from when e we headed to White Sands. The sites were spacious and the playground was great for the kids. The bathhouse was clean, and warm (!!), and the sunsets and sunrises were amazing! Also, only $10 to extend your check out until 2pm, so though we didn’t need it, it was a nice option to have if we’d stayed at one of our sites longer than expected.

Really pretty, rather rustic, nothing is level--a really solid stay overall

This was our first camping trip with our new-to-us rig, and even though the weather was horrible for all but the last day of our trip, we still had a nice time.  We chose site 44 after looking at the site map and deciding it would be pretty simple to back into and wow were we wrong.  The pad itself was rather level…once you got into it, but to get into it, you had to angle down the side of a  hill, then cut it back the other way and straighten it out at just the right time. 😳 Once we go into the site (thanks to a Good Samaritan that stopped to help with some extra lights and a bit of coaching!), we loved it. And, after driving through the entire campground the next day, we decided it was the best site in the whole park for our size rig! 😂  Seriously though, we were across the street from the bathhouse, which is always nice with kiddos, and there was nothing behind us but a little stream and a bunch of woods leading to the lake.  There's hiking, fishing, archery, a nice playground, etc…so there's plenty to do at the campground and there were some rather epic sites on the lake…for tent campers. 🙂

Great little state park with solid facilities

We only live about an hour north of Fox Ridge, so we made a last minute trip down for an extended weekend when the weather was perfect. :)  It took a bit of maneuvering to get into our site, due to the trees on each side of the site, but once we got in, we were really happy with the space and privacy.  There was a playground for the kiddos across the street, a bathroom a few sites down, and the bathhouse was a short walk away.  It was the perfect place to spend a low key fall weekend.  Btw, we stayed in site 14, which, as I mentioned, wasn't easy to back into, but wow did it have a lot of space once we were able to get parked!