Kennebec KOA Reviews

RV Reviews

Sep 16, 2019
Sep 15, 2019
A wonderful story in perseverance after the flood. I give these owners an A+
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 12, 2019
Sep 10, 2019
Fine for an overnight, but that's about it. Given the nightly rate, we weren't expecting a high-end resort, but certainly something more to KOA standards. The dog park was overgrown and buggy; lawns were patchy and uneven. KOA store shuttered; check-in handled in a KOA Kabin. But! We were welcomed warmly and escorted to our site, which was plenty long and comfortable for one night.
Sep 10, 2019
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 07, 2019
Grounds are uneven rock as are the sites. Grounds are not maintained. Weeds everywhere. Although space was said to have cable, there was no cable. Bathrooms looked clean but very dated, Toilet seats are old, mirrors are placed so I can’t use them. Showers are stalls so you can visit with your neighbor if you want. WIFI worked well, though.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Your comments about the grounds are somewhat accurate, our flooding this year left portions of the grounds unmow-able. These areas are closed to customers and will be repaired as soon as the ground will accept heavy machinery. To clarify, we do not have cable, nor do we advertise that we do. If you saw something that says we do, you must have been looking at old information.
Sep 06, 2019
The ground was very soft and stabilizers sank into the dirt Obviously they had a flood earlier in the year and are getting things back into shape Good luck, nice people run it
Sep 05, 2019
We very much enjoyed our quick overnight stay at this campground. The campground hosts were extremely friendly and we enjoyed our conversation with them. The site was good and one of the few campgrounds where the internet was usuable. They are trying hard to recover from the flood and we wish the best for them. They have a long road ahead of them.
Sep 03, 2019
Needs some help because of the flood. Not much of any communication with anyone.
Sep 03, 2019
Sep 02, 2019
Poorly kept grounds but friendly staff
Sep 01, 2019
The staff are really friendly. If you have an RV or travel trailer, this a good o ernight stop. The campground was flooded earlier in 2019 so the pool is not open, nor the laundry room. We were given a discount because of this. I'm glad I stayed here because they need the money for repairs. Small river borders the property so I assume they could not get floodl insurance.
Sep 01, 2019
Unfortunately the campground is still recovering. Friendly staff and worked for overnight stay�
Aug 31, 2019
Staff great. Koa was a bug infested dump. Dog yard, pool, all weed overgrown. Sad.
Aug 31, 2019
The cap grout wads not rebuild after a flood in the spring . Hope they well be ready to next season � br steen from Danmark
Aug 31, 2019
We made reservations online. On arrival we were welcomed warmly and provided with a schedule of fun community activities including pizza night, an ice cream social, and a kiddie train ride. The pool was sparkling clean, site level and dog park spacious. Highly recommended!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

No sure which campground this is reviewing but we do not have a pizza night, ice cream social or kiddie train.
Aug 27, 2019
Nice small park. Due to circumstances beyond their control, the park is starting over from scratch. Hopefully insurance comes thru so they can carry on.
Aug 25, 2019
Pool out of service. Damaged buildings, Temporary registration in what looked like a KOA Kamping Cabin. Campground needs work.
Aug 24, 2019
Friendly staff. We felt bad they were dealing with the aftermath of bad weather, however they were working hard to improve things.
Aug 24, 2019
Convienent to highway, quiet, good midway stop, recovering from recent flood
Aug 23, 2019
The camp was close to I-90 that was a plus. I know they had a problem with flooding was told when I made reservation. The site was okay, had water, sewer, 50amp service. Cable was good. My biggest problem was mosquitos. Was the first camp I could not sit out at night and walking the dog was miserable. There was a lot of standing water which probably made mosquitos worse. Hope they fix this.
Aug 21, 2019
Still recovering from terrible flood Memorial weekend. Pool and laundry still not operative. Very friendly staff
Aug 21, 2019
no laundry

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

It is true, our laundry was taken out by the spring flood, a fact you were made aware of when you made the reservation. You also received a discounted rate due to our lack of amenities.
Aug 18, 2019
Glad they’re open after flooding. Need to remove cable tv from KOA book.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The only cable company in the area went out of business last summer. I have verified that the 2019 KOA directory does not show us as having cable. Perhaps you are looking at an older version of the book? Updated versions are available at any KOA campground.
Aug 17, 2019
Owner is very nice and has faced numerous problems with the flooding. KOA needs to assist in the reconstruction of the facilities and park area.
Aug 17, 2019
We only stayed for one night, but the park was nice, clean, taken care of. The owners were friendly and helpful.
Aug 16, 2019
Glad they are up and running after the flood. We were happy to have a place to stay, but I think the rate could have been reduced since the lack of some facilities or at least informed when I made our reservations.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Just to set the record straight, we have been running on reduced rates since our reopening. We have been telling folks of our lack of amenities before making a reservation. I am sorry if you were not informed.
Aug 15, 2019
It's difficult to give an accurate rate. I'm sure this KOA was - and will be again - a very nice park. It was severely damaged in the flood in May 2019 and is in the process of being restored. Much of the park is still muddy and the pool, laundry room, kitchen and general store are closed. The folks there are great. I'd stay again once it's back to normal.
Aug 12, 2019
Stayed one night. Very convenient to the interstate. We realize they were flooded early summer, but the grounds are still very ruff. Should not open until they are ready. charged too much for being in such poor condition.
Aug 08, 2019
Kennebec KOA was hit by flooding earlier this year, but the campground has been restored and is nicer than several other campgrounds we have stayed. Pool, Chuckwagon restaurant, and main building are still being restored but campground and services (electric, water and sewer) are up and running. Very nice campground!
Aug 08, 2019
Aug 08, 2019
they only opened a few weeks ago after being closed for a few weeks due to disastrous flooding in the region in early summer. Campsites were adequate and serviced. Staff were great and friendly. showers were clean and hot. KOA could support their franchises better after disasters happen though. Definitely would stay there again.
Aug 08, 2019
Aug 05, 2019
This campground is still recovering from a flood so service is minimal
Aug 01, 2019
I gave the Park high ratings because they are dealing with devastating circumstances. Due to a recent flood which they lost all but one cabin (which they are using as their office) and the main office had 6’ of water. The grounds are very nice and the owners are doing their best to get it back in shape. As of now they don’t have much to offer except the basics. KOA members should Patronize the
Jul 31, 2019
Easy to get into off of the Interstate , and very well marked. It was a very quiet Campground no road noise. The owners are good people the kind of people that will treat you like you treat them. We have a 45 foot fifth wheel , just stayed for the night the Lot was so level we did not have to unhook.. this is a great Campground in a great location also has a pool and a nice river behind it.
Jul 30, 2019
This campground is still suffering the effects of the recent floods. It should be closed until it’s cleaned up and more habitable. I’m new to camping. If this had been the first KOA campground I wouldn’t have tried another. Luckily I’ve stayed at many and therefore consider this stay an outlier.
Jul 29, 2019
This KOA experienced a flood recently and they are bouncing back. Wonderful host! We stopped for one night and it certainly met our needs.
Jul 28, 2019
While the staff member I spoke to was super friendly and helpful and the bathrooms were clean the pool area looked liked something out of a horror film. We just needed a hookup for the night and we’re on our way early the next day, if your looking for anything more - this is not the KOA for you!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Yes, the pools were damaged by the spring floods we experienced. They are closed and locked up as we work to repair them. You were also made aware that the discounted price you received was in recognition of the temporary lack of amenities.
Jul 28, 2019
Jul 27, 2019
Very nice owners...turning to recover from flooding...pool & kids pool no available...needs cleaning Unfortunately a lot of mess, lack of mowing, weeds. Feel sad for owners However we did stay with no price reduction ?

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I am sorry these items made your stay with us so unpleasant. Comments about the availability of the pool are true, the RV park IS mowed, though areas closed to customers are not. The statement of "no price reduction" is simply not true, you received a 10% off in addition to your value card discount and were upgraded to a full hookup site to make up for some of our temporary shortcomings.
May 21, 2019
May 19, 2019
Very nice stay-very helpful staff-keep up the good work on improvements to the campground!
May 18, 2019
May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019
I've stayed at great, good, bad & extremely bad KOAs (often wondered if KOA corporate has a list of standards for a park to qualify). the Kennebec KOA is shameful!!! CLEARLY OBVIOUS the owners take NO pride in this park.. it is RUN DOWN, TRASHY, NEVER SAW THE FRONT DESK FOLKS (left me a note taped to the registration door). I WOULD NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN & WILL TELL EVERYONE I KNOW TO STEER CLEAR!
May 15, 2019
Very underwhelmed when we pulled into this KOA. Grass was not mowed yet, scraggly looking. The sewer connection was broken. Very few campers on site, can understand why.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry for your bad experience. South Dakota has received a tremendous amount of rain and snow this spring resulting in a large amount of flooding and softening of roads and site. The problem will be addressed when the weather drys.
May 08, 2019
Sites were mud holes. Few services/amenities were available. Yet they still charged the full rate. We won't be back. As a matter of fact we probably won't renew our KOA membership next year. Our last two stays (both this spring) were both highly unsatisfactory.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry for your bad experience. South Dakota has received a tremendous amount of rain and snow this spring resulting in a large amount of flooding and softening of roads and site. The problem will be addressed when the weather drys. One small correction however, you were not charged full rates. We have been offering a significantly discounted rates all season and you informed of this at check in.
Sep 06, 2019
Nice campground to stay at, when it's up and running. They have had a bad time of it with mother nature flooding them out.
- Lyle Gerling on Google
Aug 18, 2019
This is a very nice well ran Campground, with the kind of owners that will treat you like you treat them. The layout of the campground is very good it was very easy to park our 45-foot fifth wheel. Park was quiet slept all night with no problem. Stopped here on the way to the Sturgis bike rally. It is right off the interstate easy in easy out.
- Timothy Gray on Google
Aug 11, 2019
This was probably a very nice park before it flooded. Currently (8/11/19) the pool and all buildings are out of commission, dog park very overgrown, flies and mosquitos pretty bad and roads super muddy. Hope for speedy recovery.
- Bavette Goes Mobile on Google

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