Date of Stay: December, 2006
This is one of the nicest parks we've been in. It has all paved roads, is a 55+ campground, the sites are grass with a large concrete patio for each one. All sites are back-in, no pull-throughs. The sites are not real level as they all tip toward the roadway, which makes a large first-step for motorhomes with the door up front as you have to raise the front the of the rv so much to get level. Also, the grass is not well taken care of, so most of the sites are mud when it rains (often) and splatters your RV, and makes it hard to wash your RV because you are walking in mud. The Wi-fi is Tengo (daily/monthly fee and very problematic) or Roadrunner cable internet ($29/mo for a 3 month package). They also have telephone modem hook-ups in the main rec room. It is very quiet here, away from any traffic noise and the lots are 40' X 50', so you have a good space between you and the next guy. I gave this a "9" due to the muddy conditions and sloping lots, but for $1375 for a four month package, this is probably one of the nicest parks you'll be in for that price. There are also permanent lots available in mobile home size and park-model size. It has 40 spaces reserved for Thousand Trails members. There are lots of activities here, a computer club, RC car club (and races), dancing, entertainment, ice-cream socials, etc.
Date of Stay: October, 2006
This was a nice park as inexpensive parks go ($275/mo with Electricity included). It is all dirt/P-gravel, which gets muddy when it rains, has concrete patios, and it has a fly-problem due to the proximity of a huge dairy farm across the road. New owners bought this last year (2005) and it's now called Western Skys RV Park. The new owners are trying hard to improve it and they got rid of most of the dumpy permanent trailers that used to litter this campground. They have put in free Wi-Fi, Satellite TV at all sites, are repairing the pool this winter for use in 2007, have put in a pool table and other games in the rec room and are battling the dairy farm to get rid of the flys. It's a clean park with a huge desert to hike and walk the dogs in just out your front door. It's far enough away from I-10 that the traffic noise isn't bad enough to disturb your sleep. Because of the fly problem in warm weather, the lack of paved roads, and some traffic noise, I couldn't give this more than "6", but it's improving daily.
Date of Stay: October, 2006
We found this park was getting ratings that I would reserve for parks with paved streets and large lots. We found the lots to be very small, as they are opposing, rather than side-by-side, which means one person pulls in one direction, and the guy next to you pulls in the other direction. That puts RVs so close together that there is little room between slideouts. The entire park is dirt (or mud when it rains) and there is terrible fly problem there do to the proximity of 3 or 4 major dairy farms. There is a train track not too far away and you can hear it blow its whistle at night. Also, the trees are large, old trees and they hang so low that a full-sized RV, like our 40' Winnebago can't get under them without hitting limbs, requiring you to contact the owner and having them trimmed. Being next to a very busy street puts police and ambulance sirens close to your coach and it seems to happen at least every night, sometimes several times. There are still a lot of permanent RVs there that aren't top-class RVs. I gave this a "3", but debated giving it a "2".