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 are not giving this campground any stars as we would never recommend anyone stay there. At the beginning of our 11-day trip we stayed at this campground for 2 nights to drive up to St. Joseph to see the ellipse. The campground is convenient to Kansas City but has no restrooms, showers, or office. When we arrived we had to call the owner to find out our site. On the second night we were there we were awakened at 12:30 by the Harrisonville police telling us we had to get out as the small creek at the back of the property was flooding and the water was rising. So in the middle of the night in the pouring rain and lightening we closed up our trailer, hooked up to our truck, and attempted to get to higher ground. During this time several firemen came by to check on us and let us know the water was too high to get out of the campground. They also told us the area was prone to flooding. We were able to pull up the road several feet higher than our site but then our truck got stuck in he mud. So, we sat in our truck in the rain watching the water rise. About 3 a.m. with the water at the wheels of our trailer it quit raining and the water started to recede. At daylight we managed to get our truck "unstuck". The couple camping next to us returned to find that the water had risen halfway up their trailer and it was ruined. At no time did the owner, who lived up a hill next to the campground,come and check on us. The three families that were living in the campground told us it had flooded at the end of July, a month earlier. When I called the owner that morning he never asked if we or our property were ok. His main concern was that we didn't "trash" his campground. He said he had lived there all his life and this had never happened before. We found this very difficult to believe since the residents there told us otherwise and both the police and the firemen told us the area (which is in a lower bowl-like area) is prone to flooding. At the very least there should be a posted sign about the danger of flooding. We find it hard to believe that the owner was allowed to build a campground there! We were very fortunate that we escaped with our property and or lives.
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The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.
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.