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Old 07-19-2013, 10:51 AM   #21
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We got back last weekend from out trip. The Jellystone in Niagara Falls was OK. Nothing special, but nothing to complain about either. And the hwy noise for me was non exisistent. And i hung out outside alot.

I think the OP needs to rethink the overall camping/RV experience. Sounds like they'll only be happy at high end resort or hotel!
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:19 AM   #22
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We've been to three different Jellystones and liked the one in Luray Va the best. Nicest facilities of the three. The kids liked the planned activities and the great water slide. Nice pull through camp sites. On the pricey side but we do it once a year after several state parks and corp of engineer parks.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:48 AM   #23
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We got back last weekend from out trip. The Jellystone in Niagara Falls was OK. Nothing special, but nothing to complain about either. And the hwy noise for me was non exisistent. And i hung out outside alot.

I think the OP needs to rethink the overall camping/RV experience. Sounds like they'll only be happy at high end resort or hotel!
Like the OP, we've camped since 1960 and make it a point to steer clear of Jellystone campgrounds. Stayed in few over those years out of desperation, but haven't for the last 10 yrs. Most were dirty and all were overpriced. JMO
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:08 PM   #24
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We have never stayed at a Jellystone park, but had wanted to in June. we started to make reservations for the one in Live Oak, FL (Madison).

We saw the price for the site and thought it was a little high but acceptable because we wanted the grandchildren to have fun at the water park while we were in the area. We quickly found out that that isn't the actual price.

After nickel and diming for all persons over the limit of 2, paying more for actually hooking up to electric,water, and sewer, and a couple of other charges that I cant remember right now, the price was way out of line. Needless to say, we deleted everything and never completed the reservation. They seem awfully proud of the park for what little you get.

We live in Central FL and can stay at Fort Wilderness @ Disney for less, and have many more amenities. At least with Disney, what you see is what you get when you look at the rates. Not numerous add ons when you try to make the reservation.

We just stayed a couple of extra days at Florida Caverns State park and took the kids to the Blue Spring recreation area. The kids had a great time and never missed what little Jellystone had to offer.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:31 PM   #25
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Like all campground chains, there will always be variability from one to another. Do check out campground reviews or tripadvisor.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:09 PM   #26
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We stay at the on in Fremont, IN all the time. It is great there. Lots of pools, kid friendly, on a lake. Staff is nice.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #27
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We stay at the on in Fremont, IN all the time. It is great there. Lots of pools, kid friendly, on a lake. Staff is nice.
Proves one shouldn't whitewash a complete organization from one or two bad experiences. We have had some disappointing stays at KOAs, but that doesn't mean we will avoid them all. On our recent trip to Cody, WY, we stayed at quite a few KOAs, and they were all good.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:51 PM   #28
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Whispering Pines in Tyler, TX just officially becameva Jellystone. We are staying here forv4 months ir so while house is built.

Pretty full ever weekend with tns of kids. Nice pools, one for adults only.

Lots of activities, monday mornings shownthe wear but cleaned up prety quickly.

Not a bad place. Think itis $35
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:30 PM   #29
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Well it is nice to here Luray Jellystone is nice we are going there in August for 4 days
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:14 PM   #30
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I think they can be hit or miss. I have great memories camping at jellystone as a kid (20 years ago)

I will caution anyone planning to stay at the Jellystone Park in Portage IN east of Chicago. 54$ a night and it is the WORST campground I have ever seen. 90% perm mobile homes and trash everywhere. The electricity was so weak we couldn't run the air on our unit. We were there for about 2 hours before we got a full refund and found another place down the road.

Some of them are really nice. I think they are all individually owned.
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