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Our stay did not start well.
I had made a reservation on September 23rd for a six-night stay starting on October 2nd.
On October 1st (the day before our stay was to begin) I received a phone call from the campground.
They said that when I made my reservation they “forgot” to tell me that it was NASCAR weekend, which is considered a holiday weekend.
Not only were the rates higher for that weekend but also I had to pay the full amount in advance.
In actuality, I had made my reservations through Book Your Site, so I suspect the rate mistake was due to them.
The day before we arrived the Kansas City area had some bad storms.
There were flood warnings out for downstream on the Missouri River.
We also saw quite a few limbs down as we approached the campsite.
There was quite a line waiting to check in and there were three rigs in front us who for whatever reason were not ready to drive to their sites.
We were assigned site number 223, which is to the right after you enter.
According to the brochure these are considered “deluxe RV sites.”
We were given an escort to our site.
Our escort had us use had to use the exit lane to get past the waiting rigs.
The road into the area is gravel and the sites are also gravel with a lot of mud.
As we approached our site, we found a pickup truck parked in it.
It took some time to figure out that the pickup belonged to the trailer two sites down.
Unfortunately there was no answer when our guide knocked on the door.
He tried radioing the office but there was no answer, so he returned to the office.
When he returned to our site he told us the truck owner was on his way.
After about a half-hour wait, the owner showed up and was apologetic as he moved the truck.
As we were waiting our neighbors from both sides had come out and they were nice enough to help me back into the space.
Due to the narrow road, it was quite an adventure.
Even with the help it took quite a while to get positioned.
The mud was so bad that our jack pads were sinking.
I think we would have been in real trouble if we didn’t have the pads.
There was quite a drop-off behind our site and there was nothing (like a railroad tie or concrete blocks) to block us from the drop-off.
As we were exploring the campground, we saw several nice concrete sites that were empty.
While in the office I told them that we were quite disappointed with our site and asked about the empty sites we saw.
They said they would not accommodate our rig.
I paced them off and they seemed to be long enough for both our truck and trailer.
I later went back to the office to see which sites would accommodate our rig so I could request those sites on future visits.
They indicated that sites 75 through 120 were reserved for short-term stays.
She said that most of those were 75 feet.
All those sites are gravel.
So I’m not sure to whom they assign the concrete sites.
I still believe those concrete sites are long enough for our rig.
The campground did have an abundance of trees and shade.
The bathrooms, showers and laundry room were very clean.
Both the WIFI and cable worked well.
We didn’t have any kids with us but the playgrounds looked nice.
There were also basketball courts, tetherball, shuffleboard, and horseshoes.
We actually saw some in the ponds but we didn’t have time for any fishing.
The country store had snacks, a limited selection of canned goods, and beer and liquor.
They also had some camping supplies and souvenirs.
There were only two trash bins. The one closest to our site was by the office, which was quite a walk.
The second was close to sites 75 through 120.
There were some “street lights” throughout the campground but several were not working.
I’m not sure I will stay there again.
Since there aren’t too many campsites in the Kansas City area I may but if I do, I want to make sure I get one of the better sites.
Our rates were $51 for the NASCAR rate and $42 for the Good Sam Rate.