Monday, June 29, 2009

Choctaw KOA RV Resort

We decided to visit the new Choctaw Casino KOA RV Resort in Durant, Oklahoma this weekend. We took Mom and sister, Kay along with us. We are always looking for those close to home weekend type get-aways. We found this place by accident while searching the Internet. It sounded like a neat place but you can make anything sound good on paper!

We were immediately impressed when we pulled into this KOA. The sites are as advertised, "Big-Rig" friendly. The staff is friendly and helpful.

They have 75 sites that are wide with 80' long pull-through. The sites are nice level concrete pads.

They provide 50-amp service, with full hook-ups. Each site is complete with a picnic table and grill. The premium sites have cable TV hookup and free WiFi.

The sites are wide. The trees and shrubs are small because the landscaping was planted only a few weeks ago. The grass is beautiful and thick.

We stayed in a premium site this weekend. These sites have a covered picnic table. The only problem with the covered picnic table is it gets in the way of either the slides or the awning. Other than that it was a great site.

The office is a 10,000 square feet building which features a large meeting room and full kitchen. The building also has an arcade room, a nice large laundry room, beautiful shower and restrooms and computer area. At the rear of the building is where you will find a heated salt water pool with a large area with plenty of loungers and picnic tables. There is a small playground area, a large fire pit with rock benches and dog park. They also have on-site propane sales. Guest of the KOA also have access to the casino hotel wellness center which has free weights, sauna and jacuzzi.

The heated salt water pool and pool area is nice. The only problem we found was heating the pool when the temperature outside was 100. We like to get into the pool to cool off and it was not possible with the pool water being so warm.

The laundry room was large and had plenty of washers and driers.

The restroom and shower area is beautiful. It won't be often that I will describe a public restroom as beautiful. This is the exception to the rule. That have included vanity areas with bar stools. A separate sink area and a separate restroom and shower area. Each shower stall has a curtained dressing area that allows you a place to dress outside of the wet shower. This is always a nice added touch.

The office building has a nice lobby with a beautiful floor to ceiling rock fireplace and comfortable leather chairs. Over the fireplace hangs a large plasma T.V.

The casino provides free shuttle bus service that will pick you up at your site and deliver you to the casino door. The shuttle runs about every hour. This also provides a bit of security as well.

The tall building you see in the background is where the casino is located. If the weather had been cooler we would have walked.

The guest of the KOA have privileges at the large pool at the casino hotel. The Oasis Tropical Swimming Pool & Spa has a slide, 4 jacuzzis, 4 pools flowing into one, 6 cabanas, massage service poolside. The deepest part of the pool is 5 feet. They had an inflatable movie screen where movies are shown. It is a beautiful pool with lots of lush landscaping. We spent a few hours playing in the pool. Unlike the pool at the KOA, this water was cool.

Our four legged kids really enjoyed the K9 dog park. This fenced in area is located behind the pool. It is equipped with doggie park equipment and water basins. There are also plenty of trees that will shade this area well when they mature.

We will definitely be returning and recommending this RV park to our friends. They are newly opened and still have a few bugs to work out. We are looking forward to our return trip, when the weather is cooler!