cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
We made reservations based on Good Sam rating. Unfortunately, the campground wasn't up to par with rating. Had to traverse over a mile of dusty dirt road to get there, then tried 4 sites, each of which my Class A motor home could not get level on without wheels off the ground. Sites we tried (all that were available) were simply not level. Eventually gave up, received refund (woman in office was very nice) and went to another park 30+ miles away. This park is overrated by Good Sam...probably a 6 or so on their scale.
I live at this campground all summer long. I have a permanent camp site for the year. We have a great campground with a pool, miniature golf, golf carts, river to fish in. We have a great activity director that makes it fun for the whole family. Could not ask for nicer people to have as owners. Gloria and Marty are here the most but their whole family helps out. Come join us for some great summer fun.
My family has camped in the permanant side of the grounds for 11years. Very family friendly place and a great home away from home! Everyone looks out for others and its the same for those that join us on the “weekender side”. Bathrooms are always clean. Kids love put put golf. The park always has kids playing. We are excited for the pool to be back up and running as it was unfortunately down last year due to circumstances beyond the current owners control. This park has been ran by very family friendly owners. We have a new activities director this season and we are looking forward to getting back to doing some of the fun we used to enjoy! Does it need a little grounds keeping sometimes? Yes! We are excited to kick off yet another year at Hunts Cedar River campground!!
I came for a weekend and stayed. There were plenty of things for my kids to do although the pool wasn't open yet because of the weather, which is understandable. The bathrooms were very clean and the showers were some of the best I have ever been to. The playground kept the kids entertained forever and the feel of the grounds was that of a small community. Quiet hour was strictly enforced and one of the family members patrolled the grounds throughout the night making me feel safe. I never had a problem letting the kids go to the playground and they made some great weekend friends.
We were coming to IA for a family birthday party and decided to make a weekend out of it and camp. I looked online for campground nearby, and found this one. Being that it was a Good Sam campground, I assumed it would be nice. We arrived on Friday night around 8:30 p.m. - I had called around 7 to make sure that it would be ok that we were arriving late, and was told it was fine. Nobody was in the office when we arrived, so we decided to find our own site (we hadn't booked a specific site). The owner found us and proceeded to tell us that we really didn't have a reservation and had been a victim of credit card fraud because when we booked the reservation at the end of July, the campground was being run by someone else who took our reservation but didn't pay the owners. He told us that we would need to call the sheriff's office and file a report and then get the money back from our credit card company. That was not a great way to start off our weekend. On Saturday, we left the campground around 11 a.m. to go to the family birthday party 30 minutes away. We locked the camper when we left. We were gone for the majority of the day, and arrived back at the campground around 8:30 p.m. When we tried to unlock one of the doors, the key would not go into the lock. We made several attempts, and then unlocked the other door at the back of the camper to enter. I tried manually unlocking the front door from inside, and it was jammed. We were so concerned that someone had tried breaking into our camper that we left that night and drove 4 hours home that night! So disappointed with this campground and the experience that we had! In addition to all of this, they are right off of Interstate 80, and the road noise is awful. I don't know why anyone would stay at this campground! Good Sam, you should take your name off of this campground!
Absolute worst campground we ever stayed in. No water in the pool, no one in office, no map of campground at office, noise from I-80 was horrendous and the dust was terrible. I cannot believe that this is a Good Sam campground!!
We booked this stop because it was on the way and was rated at 8.5-8.5-8 in GS. We pulled in from I-80 and the lady was very nice and welcoming, but it went downhill from there. She also told us that she was selling the campground at the end of the month. When we pulled down to the camp the road was terrible with mostly broken asphalt and dirt with huge potholes you couldn't miss. The campsites are rustic (which is being generous), mostly grass, unleveled, with weeds around all the utilities. Campers are staggered in and out so we ended up facing door to door with another camper (who was very nice BTW) instead of having our own space to relax. When they built their nightly campfire, we had a campfire also whether we wanted one or not. Also our row of camp sites was perhaps 100 yards (really) from the very busy I-80, so you had LOUD heavy traffic noise 24/7 despite the wooden sound fence that was between you and the road. This camp seemed to be populated with local campers that knew each other and were looking for a place to party; and only a few RVers that were traveling and stopping for the night. Late night parties with huge bonfires and no enforcement of quiet time rules made it far from relaxing. We did not go into the showers or restrooms, but the pool seemed clean and was used by several people. The mini golf course was not open and looked to need repairs. The Cedar river nearby is very nice, but everything we owned was covered in a new layer of dust daily from the roads. With a change of ownership, this park needs a great deal of upgrading and repair to the facilities and roads. Nothing can be done about the noise however. RVer beware.
I only have two positive things to say about this campground. One is the close distance to I-80(which also is a disadvantage) and two the woman checking me in was nice. The place was filthy the road to get to the sights were gravel and our Jeep got filthy. The srinking water was brown and so much sediment clogged our water filter and check valve for water heater. Vegatation was unkept and the showers were very far away. The bathrooms were filthy Good sams should be ashamed of themselves We have been a member for 14 years and this was a turn off!!!
Office closed when we arrived early afternoon. Had called and asked if still open for season. Had Driven extra 80 mi to get here because listing said had internet wifi. After doing self check in pick a site where electric didnt work. Had to move. Tried connecting to internet.Nothing. Called phone number and asked and was told that internet was down. Road noise is horrific from interstate. Rest rooms at back of park were worse than most outhouses. Hardly worth 29.90 I had put check for in drop box. Would have left if I hadnot already paid. Good Sam, please inspect this park. It is giving you a bad name.
Came in on Sunday @ 2 pm but no one around to greet us. Playground was small and not much to do. No game room, no horses. no canoe or boat rental or drop in site we could find. No family activities, no dancing and most of all, NO FUN !. Mini golf not available (under construction). Restrooms not clean but you can do it yourself with hose under sink (like I want to clean your shower while I am on vacation).. Stayed 2 days and nights and no on site services. GOOD SAM....CK this place out and remove from your list of accredited locations PLEASE ! Nice shade is all the 7 of us found good with this place !
The location of the campground was a blessing and a curse. It is right on the Cedar River and is beautiful. However, the RV sites are right on the other side of the fence of I-80 and the noise from traffic was constant all night long.
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Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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