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Old 06-29-2011, 09:19 PM   #11
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ya the wife and i had reservations at a camp ground near st louis we got there and found out it was in st louis coplete with 8ft tall chain link fence with razor wire all the way around the top the entire cg 1 block big was paved with asphalt hookups consisted of a 2place plug in and a waterhose hook up well we circled the block checking it out and just kept on going called and told the mgr we coulnt make it that nite and canceled found a neat koa a little ways down the road that was way way better
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #12
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Surely don't trust the Woodall's or Trailer Mag director either!

We stayed in a campground just outside Cincinnati a few years ago... stated it was a very nice 4-5 star/diamond campground. NOT! Maybe 30 years ago! It was a nasty dirty very old and run down campground. There were old dead trailers on blocks and really creepy folks LIVING there! Luckily it was just an over night stop... we didn't even unhook :O
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:41 PM   #13
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Maybe we can start a fourm on campgrounds?

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Old 06-29-2011, 10:37 PM   #14
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Maybe we can start a fourm on campgrounds?

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I agree. My side business is photography and I'd be glad to post pics of campgrounds I stay at with mini reviews.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:04 PM   #15
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j2detriot,
Know what you mean. Stayed at the campground for a week as it was close to the dome for a convention I was attending. Went over the river the next year to the Casino Queen. MUCH BETTER!. Really enjoyed the stay there. Walking distance to the dome over the river and the buffets at the Queen were awesome.
Could have taken the train across the river, but needed the exercise after the buffet.
Almost forgot.....across the street from the St.Louis campground is a cop shop. I felt pretty safe with the razor wire and the boys in blue so close.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:08 AM   #16
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Campground Directory - campsitephotos.com

There is a drop down window to select your state. I have found this site to be helpful in ruling out sites or sometimes campgrounds based upon my needs.

Since we don't know when the photots were taken keep in mind that things might had changed a bit.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:27 AM   #17
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As for starting a campground review website, you might want to check here:

RV Park Reviews :: Home

Has everything this thread has been talking about. Now the reviews are by campers, and must be viewed that way. There is also a date of the review, and by whom. No need to reinvent the wheel, when it is already rolling.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:42 AM   #18
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As for starting a campground review website, you might want to check here:

RV Park Reviews :: Home

Has everything this thread has been talking about. Now the reviews are by campers, and must be viewed that way. There is also a date of the review, and by whom. No need to reinvent the wheel, when it is already rolling.

NICE! Thanks for the site
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:01 AM   #19
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Keep in mind we're new to all this, but I was just fighting the booking site reserveamerica.com for a spot at Starved Rock here in IL. I'm sure it has to due with budgets or lack of, cost of website administration, database administration, etc, etc, etc. seems many places farm out the online booking / website part. I just wanted to TALK to someone to ask a simple general question... IF you can find the hidden link to get to cryptic page that may or may not have what you need, good luck getting a live person on the phone! UGH! Sorry for the soapbox rant but this one is still near and dear to my heart.
Folks,

There are two different issues here, first is the campground web site content or lack of, this is something that can easily be corrected by the campground owner as it under there direct control. They may not want to spend the money to do it but they control that decision - so let them know.

The second item - reservation systems such as reserveamerica, KOA, etc. are outsource contracted services used by the campaground operator, they have no control over these sites and how the site operates other than they link their web site to the reservation site. So again if making the reservation is difficult to use let them know after enough complaints they may get the idea to change. Personally I avoid all the reserveamerica sites as it takes to much effort to make a reservation on their site.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:51 PM   #20
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The thing is, to have decent pics doesn't take much these days. I'm sure the owners can have their grandchildren or children do it. Now days cameras are cheap.
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