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.
What a change ! This place was awesome!! I stayed there before and was not impressed. They put new management in place and the whole park has been remodeled. New bathrooms, fire pits, pool pavilion. There not stopping there as they built a recreation barn with ping pong tables and foos ball.I can go on and on, but I have never seen such a transformation. Can not wait to go back.
This place got two 9.5s and one 8.5 in Good Sam reviews. Those marks are misleading.
On the good side, the staff was friendly, the pool looked clean and inviting (though I did not swim) and the laundry room had lots of equipment and looked clean. And it is more or less surrounded by ‘the woods.’
On the other hand … the look and feel of the place is hardly ‘paradise,’ but rather that of a small park that is maintained at barely acceptable levels. That laundry room, for example, had five air fresheners, the ‘community room behind it had three and furnishings looked like garage-sale items. The bathroom was clean, it seemed, but very old cinder-block construction, with mortar missing in many places leaving large gaps between the blocks. All in all, it seemed clean but far from inviting.
Many campsites had NO amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, grills. I was there just sleeping over while passing through, so I did not miss the amenities, but I certainly would not consider a longer stay and would return only as a last resort. Not sure how I would grade Paradise in the Woods on a scale of 1 to 10, but in school grades it is a C-, barely passing.
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How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10. All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.
Completeness of facilities
10 / 10 / 10 The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.
Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
10 / 10 / 10 The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
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.
Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
10 / 10 / 10 This category addresses 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.
W-bnd: From Jct I-44 (Exit 96) & Evergreen Rd: Go 2 1/4 mi W on N service rd, then 1 block N on Grier Branch Rd (R). E-bnd: From Jct I-44 (Exit 88): Go 0.1 mi N returning over I- 44, then 4.5 Mi E on Evergreen Rd, then 1 Block N on Grier Branch Rd (R)