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I gave this park a 9 not based on resort amenities, but because of the absolute help and joy a couple of the staff were. They made sure you had all the information you needed to see sights in the area, recommended food places and helped you to your site all with a smile and genuine enthusiasm. We stayed at the more expensive spots with river front view and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It's a bit noisy outside, you are across the river from the interstate but for us it was a welcome relief to have full hookups and reliable electric after staying in a Thousand Trails for a week. The park looks very small for big rigs when you first enter, but we had no trouble with our 40 foot. There is very little room between sites as this little campground, as quaint as it is, is very small and compact. Expensive for what you get, but considering it is the west coast it was pretty well in line with everyone else. A great place to spend a few days or a week.

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This is a darling little park, very well kept, excellent for an overnight stay while traveling or even a few days. The utilities worked perfectly and there was grass in between the sites even though the pull through sites were close (most expect that anymore with pull throughs). The back-ins had more space between them, but look to be taken by longer term folks but didn't seem to deter from the park much at all. They have another section in the back across a little lake, but we did not venture back there to be able to comment on that section. My review is on the front section located near the office. Very easy access off of I-10, level spots and flat campground, easy for big units. The price was Passport America. Not a resort, but a very nice clean place to stop overnight.

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This was our last attempt at a Thousand trails park. Just like many of the other TT parks, it is run down, roads torn up and rutted, utilities outdated and sites almost impossible to get into with a bigger unit. (38' or above). The trees are not trimmed at the sites and you cannot maneuver well enough to keep from hitting them with the rig. The park road 37 into the park as well had low hanging branches that were just not avoidable. Our 50 amp service we were lucky enough to get, crashed, so that again was another issue. What is so upsetting about these parks is, they have the bones to be excellent and beautiful parks if management would just fix these issues, take out about every other site and make it more accessible to bigger rigs. Don't trust the photos on the web page, they are very deceiving in our opinion and make the parks look like something they are not. We've tried several TT parks and they are all basically the same run down condition. If you have a big rig, enter at your own risk.

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This is a big dusty parking lot...That said, you are in New Mexico where that is pretty much all there is. This is also an Escapees Park and the price is perfect for an overnight stay. All Utilities worked fine. You will be close to neighbors on both sides. The park is flat, very easy access even with the biggest of rigs. Fellow checking us in very polite and friendly. We would definitely use this as an overnight again. Not a resort so don't expect much, its a place to hold up for the night and rest.

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This is a mega park with thousands of park models and RVs. We were there after most snowbirds had left so it was not crowded; however, I can imagine in the winter it is a nightmare with all the parks in the area full to the brim at one time. The traffic in mesa was busy even in this off season. The roads are tight, and when crowded I cannot imagine how they get everyone checked in. We found that our rig barely fit off the road into the one spot available for check in. We had a guide take us to the spot but it was impossible to get into that site with a tree there so we had to move next door, even still had to dodge a park model and sign post across street to back it in. The facilities are very nice once you are there. They have several pools and a very nice Grassy dog run at the back of the park. All utilities worked fine and the folks we met who live there were very very nice. Our biggest issue was probably at check in. After a weary day of driving, it took forever! We had to give them information for a 3 night stay that we have never given out any other place - example Vin number, emergency contacts, and the such. They also had a place to give the lender name and phone number, if you financed your rig, but I refused to put in some of that information for a 3 night stay! Was told the state requires that now. Crazy! Long term, this might be a great place to stay, not sure I would jump through all those hoops for a day or 2.

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Talk about your oasis in the desert! We were very happy to find this after driving all day in the desert. The location is easy off the interstate, and the roads wide and easily accessible for larger units. The manager was very nice and accommodating. the site was level and all utilities worked fine (50amp). The park is actually a mobile home park with RV sites as well. We stayed at the spot next to the office/pool area which is where I believe they try to put most RVers. We were there after all the snowbirds left so the place was pretty empty and quiet which was nice after some of the spots we had in California. They have a very nice lake with a walking trail around it. We would definitely use this park if we are in the area again!

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We stayed one night, the check in was quick, and the girl at the desk friendly and quick. Watch the overhang in the front of the building, it's 13'6, there is parking to the side for tall rigs. Nice place to pull off the road for a day or 2, the utilities all worked as should. The RV park is basically a parking lot with grass/dirt/plants between sites, but very ample for a one night stay. There is a swimming pool and spa to use but we did not so cannot review it. Access to the park was easy with several restaurants and gas stations within a block. Considering what California has to offer in price and facilities for bigger rigs, we found this one of our better, easier stays. Price reflects Passport America. Good for a last minute overnight stop, but call ahead if you can, it seems to fill up quickly.

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Nice little rv park right on the Klamath river with a great view of the river. The parallel spots are a bit close with no pad, just grass so could be messy in the rain, according to the cg map, the sites could be end to end with other units in the busy season, although that never happened while we were there. The utilities were 30 amp (no 50) and worked fine. They ask that you not use your washer because of their septic system so that was a downer for us as we like to use our own (that's why we have one). However they do offer a laundry at 2.00 per wash. The Price is Passport America, so without this discount we feel it would be quite an expensive stay. There is a 2 dollar a day charge for cable and 2/day for wifi. They also offer wood for sale, but we never ask about it. There is a sharp right turn, but we had no trouble whatsoever with a 40' fifth wheel. We would stay here again, but also may try others.

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This is a sufficient park right on route 66. Folks the town is suffering because of I-40 and also their 15 year drought. The town looks pretty worn, but give it a chance. The rv park is as others have stated, its a gravel lot, but in our opinion the best option. The lady at the desk was very nice and took us to our site. We were a bit concerned that we were parked next to a side road with no security or fence because the surroundings did look a bit rough. That said we had no issues with anything, all utilities worked fine, the wifi was a bit slow, but satisfactory for us. Like I said, give the town a chance to impress you, we were pleasantly surprised at how nice the folks are and they are just deserving of our business. Lets get 66 going again!

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As others have said, it is a former KOA, so expect a gravel parking lot not far off the interstate. We feel that for 33 bucks a night with an escapees discount, this park is a little over priced. Check in was quick and thorough, registrar was polite. Barely enough room in pull through for our 38ft. plus truck, we had an extra vehicle that had to be parked to the side, so if you are long, make sure you let them know you need plenty of length. I think we would look for another park if coming through here again. It is okay, nothing bad, just nothing great either.

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Wonderful little park right outside the town of Demopolis. The park feels like you are out in the boonies when in fact you are only 3 miles from the main strip of town, if that. The site we were in 29, was not on the lake, (many are) but sat by itself on the inside of the loop with no one on either side. the site was fairly level and asphalt pad. FHU's worked fine with no issues. Roads are fairly wide with room for big rigs, however to meet another rig going the opposite direction would be very close imo. On our loop be careful as you come around the middle loop where we are, many RV's have dropped off the inside road and scraped their u-bolts on the asphalt. We saw a new rig do that just last night and it was a nasty sound and couldn't have been good for the RV. They definitely need to fix that. Just be advised. The rest of the road seems in good shape. Another problem is ants, of course not the CG's fault, just be aware. Our site was covered with them, so bring something to off the little nasties. No-seeum's were in full attack as well. Our biggest issue with the park is the reservation system through recreation.gov/reserve america, they listed our site as 127 ft. so we are thinking no problem getting into it. Well our site just fits a 40' fifth wheel and truck so keep that in mind when making reservations, quite deceiving. We have enjoyed our week here, the cool air and it is very quiet at night, occasional train and barge sounds but nothing you cant live with. No issues on the roads coming into the park. Park is small, but level for bike riding and walking with just a few minor inclines. Squirrels abound as does a few feral cats. Camp hosts very friendly and polite. We will return.

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One night review. I'm torn on this one. The park is beautiful, but the sites are questionable for any big rig. We were in site 116 and almost had to put our 40-footer in the culvert to get it in the spot, while off the road on the opposite side to angle it in. The roads in these loops were made when rigs were 20 feet long. And they allow people to park on the road, taking it down to a single track, and had we not gotten in before someone parked their runabout on the road, we would have never gotten around it without running off the road. They definitely need to widen the roads and angle the sites better. We were on a 30 amp site, although they do have some 50 amp service. We had no issues with the electric. We drove around and checked out the rest of the sites. Definitely different the way they lower the sites down into the side of the hill. Also, there were many low lying tree branches on many sites, again, for a not so tall unit. The area is beautiful as was the lake. We would stay here again, only if we could be assured of one of the level sites on a wider road that we could back into.

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We were here for the DRV rally and the campground, manager, and the staff were great! If you are planning a rally I would seriously consider this one. The 50 amp site worked without a hitch, the sites are spread out comfortably, and the roads wide enough for big rigs. There is a beautiful entrance into the park and the amenities all worked fine. There is a nice walking/bike trail around the lake and hubby is still thinking this is the nicest park we've stayed in, in 10 years of camping. I will agree it is one of the best. Location is approx. 12 miles or so from N. Myrtle, but there is a nice Food Lion not far from the campground. The only negative is that the campground could put better signage out, especially coming from the north. Our GPS took us in the back way of Buck Creek road and we were sure we were lost, but we made it fine. I would suggest going down to 905 and then to Buck Creek road.

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Expensive overnight stay. Charge extra for everything. Parking lot type of campground located within view of the interstate and noise. All hookups worked fine. Office workers less than cordial. We would not ever stay here again.

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We so wanted to love this park after driving 30 miles on secondary and bumpy roads. The park itself was very nice, The sites, we are finding, were typical of thousand trails parks, close together and unimproved. Even after all that, we still loved the fact that it was out in the country. What we did not like was the fact that as soon as we plugged in our 50 amp service our power management system shut down everything due to pole issues. We let the office know and the manager assured us it would be fixed, but was not taken care of the entire time we were there. We ended up on 30 amp during some very hot days where we had to juggle air conditioners to cool one end or the other. Electrical problems seem to be the norm for Thousand Trails parks, as we had this issue in one several months ago, but have stayed in others with no issue. If you can get past the 50 amp service, the pool was nice (looked fairly new), the grounds were well kept. The lake around the park was beautiful, but could only be seen by the cabins and the seasonals. If TT put money into electrical upgrades this could be a gem. Call the campground for directions, the GPS does not want to take you in the correct way. And, yes the final road into the park is very bumpy, just take it easy.