Jerry S

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We finally stayed here after bypassing this park 30+ times over the years during our annual May and October trips to and from the Gulf Coast. I just don't understand the high ratings for this place. I'd like to say we had a FHU site but the utility placement left us unable to use the sewer. The sewer was at the entrance of fairly long, level, gravel site and almost 20' off the RV pad. We would have need over 30' of sewer hose to reach it. I saw numerous RVs using at least 30' of sewer hose or not hooking up to the too far away sewer at all. In order to get satellite TV (only a few sites are SaTV friendly) reception we had to park fairly far forward in the site which meant we had to use every inch of our 25' cord to reach the electric and a 25' water hose to reach the spigot. There is no cable TV. Some sites have the utilities positioned OK, but to many do not. Their 802.11 network was very slow at times dropped on a few occasions. Since this park has a number of extended stay customers, the 2 machine laundry is inadequate. The bathrooms (2 showers, 2 stalls, and 2 sink for each gender) were adequate for a small park. The playground equipment was OK and their lake (a man made pond) is nice. The fellow who checked us in was very friendly, there are no park handouts - just the receipt. I saw no sign of any recycling. This is a decent park, but certainly not a 9 or 10.

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It has probably been 15 years since we last stayed here - well before it was a KOA. We stayed here one weeknight at the end of October. We had a level, gravel, FHU pull-through site with OK but limited (24 channel) cable TV. Because this is an older park with lots of mature trees, very few site are satellite TV friendly. Their 802.11 network was good for our needs. There were a number of extended stay customers but the park was less than half full the night we were here. The pool was closed for the season but there is play equipment for kids. The final pancake breakfast of the season was on the morning we left. Due to some recent rains, there were some large puddles on some of the interior roadways. One staffer was filling these puddles with gravel while we were there. I do remember that this park used to have severe flooding problems years ago. The bathrooms and laundry were older but adequate. The staff I spoke to were friendly. $50 is way to much too pay in the off season.

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We stayed here twice on this trip (early October and then late in the month) for a total of 10 days. That is a typical May or October stay here for us. The rate I show includes some free nights, 5 days Passport America, and some weekend days. The park is resort quality: long cement, pull-through sites, full hookups, 60 channel cable TV, and a Wi-Fi network that has always been reliable. A nice pool, golf course nearby, playground equipment, and the casino. Recent cool (<50F nights) made using the pool a chilly challenge since they don't heat it this late in the season. Surprisingly, the park did not even come close to being filled (as used to happen) for their usual Saturday LSU football games get-togethers by the locals. What negates the positives about this park is the slack security when it comes to how fast people drive in the RV park. I complain every stay, but it evidently falls on deaf ears. Rather than punish these speeders and risk losing them as customers, the resort does nothing. Twice during this stay, I was almost hit by employees while walking to the lodge from my site. I know they were employees because, after they passed me, they pulled into the employee only parking area behind the RV lodge. Rather than confront the idiots in the lodge (and possibly lose my cool), I settled for filing a complaint on the resort's comment cards. Somebody is going to get killed in this park by one of these self centered idiots. Great facilities and amenities, dangerous situation.

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My review of last October describes the park's facilities and amenities. A recent review said that this is a "typical" casino RV park. It may be a typical casino Resort campground, but hardly typical of casino RV park in general. I have been to many with just electrical outlets in a section of the casino's parking lot. With its' FHU, large, paved sites, pool, cable TV, Wi-Fi, individual bathrooms, nice laundry, etc., this park is at the high end of casino RV parks. The high quality of the park almost makes the high price acceptable. Also, the casino is not that far away. Unless you have health issues, the casino is only a 10 minute (about 500 yards) walk from the RV park. Unfortunately, it was too cool to use pool. I would certainly stay here again as long as it was along my travel path.

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See my previous (5/14) review for a description of the park facilities. We stayed here twice on this trip going to and coming back from Texas. Rate is based on getting first day (a Saturday) free and the later 2 at the weekday rate. We were able to get our preferred site (more level than most sites and able to use just our 15' sewer hose) on the first day but had a bad site (still not level even because we had to pull too far forward so that our backup 20' sewer hose would reach the too far forward sewer connection) on the 2 day stay later. Although the park was relatively empty during our two day stay, their Wi-Fi network was unusually slow and dropped several times during our stay. Strange, since we had no problems 10 days earlier on a very crowded Saturday. Still a good park with some flaws.

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We stayed here 2 Sundays in a row in Mid-October on our way to and from Ft. Hood, TX. We had a level, cement, FHU site. In reference to a previous reviewer complaint concerning their cable system requiring folks with old TVs to use a cable box, this is a cable provider issue, not a RV park issue. At least here, we were able to use their system without the box since both our TVs are digital. We have been to dozens of parks this year where you had to use the box or not get cable at all no matter what kind of TVs you had. This is a very good park with roomy sites, great views and sunsets, nice pool area by the lake shore, a boat ramp and marina, a restaurant, and a playground, etc. Unfortunately, their 802.11 network is Tengo - a big negative. Except for aluminum cans, there is no recycling. We had no problem with fire ants and I can walk 100 feet or yards to put my garbage in a dumpster. The laundry is only 3 of each machine (definitely inadequate for this park) and one washer was broken. The individual bathrooms are in three locations throughout the park. This is a weekend getaway for locals so the summer season and most weekends are crowded. The staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful.

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We stayed here one weekend in mid-October because the park in Belton that we usually use to visit my nephew stationed at Ft. Hood was full. As noted by previous viewers, the new owner is converting this park from a mobile home park to a RV park. He has done a great job of renovating the sites into huge, long, and wide cement pads and patios. Most sites are back-ins, but there a about a dozen that are pull-through. There are some mobile homes remaining. Even with all the cement, there is 5-15' of grass between the sites. The asphalt park roads are in terrible shape. We had a level, FHU site that (as many are) was satellite friendly. There is no cable TV, but the 802.11 network was reliable. I am unable to be as generous in my rating as the previous reviewer (the 2 previous 10s are by the same person). There are NO bathrooms or showers, no recreational facilities, and no cable. I was able to get about a dozen local channels without even raising my antenna. The park was fairly full and most customers appeared to be people (including families) living and working in the area. It seems that the new owner has turned this former mobile home park with local residents into an RV park with local residents. Once again, I was NOT attacked while walking in the surrounding neighborhood even though other reviewers say this is a bad area. Personally, I think the previously praised by other reviewers security (gates, locks, etc.) is a bothersome, overdone annoyance. Then again, I am not your typical paranoid white RVer. As is typical of Texas RV parks, there is no recycling. As long as you don't need bathroom and showers, want recreational facilities, or mind being among real working class Americans, this park is fine.

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We stayed here one weeknight in mid-October. We had a level, cement, FHU, pull-through site. The cable TV had about 35 channels. The 802.11 network is Tengo that is accessed with a coupon. I am not a Tengo fan, but it usually works OK when it is on the coupon system. Our site was satellite friendly. I'd say that maybe half the sites are open for satellite. The park appeared to be about 80% full and most of those are extended stay customers. Some of those looked (wooden stairs and decks, tons of lawn ornaments, etc.) like they may have been permanent sites. It looks like there is an even split between pull-through and back-in sites. The main building has the office, an attractive meeting room with a large kitchen, a couple exercise machines, a reasonably priced ($1.25/machine) laundry with 7 machines, and 5 very large, individual, family size bathrooms. Although the pool is a bit small, the pool area next to the main building is also attractive and has a hot tub. At the far north end of the campground there is another modern bathhouse with more bathrooms and more laundry machines. I did not enter this building so I don't know the exact number of bathrooms or laundry machines. I don't know how the staff upset the previous reviewer but the facilities here are certainly well above average. I had no problems dealing with the staff. Typical of Texas RV parks, I saw no signs of recycling.

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We stayed here only because we got a 2 free nights coupon I the mail based on our stay last October. See that review for a detailed physical description of the park. This time we had a full hookup, pull-through, cement site that was as sloped from left to right as any newer cement site I've ever had. There is no cable TV, but all sites appear to be satellite friendly. At check-in we were not given any instruction concerning their Wi-Fi network. After trying to connect for a while, I returned to the office. There, the first person I spoke too tried and couldn't make the connection either. The second (a manager), did it in seconds. A simple instruction sheet should be handed out at check-in. I lost the connection several times during our stay. Not good for a large park that had less than 40 RVs in it. Due to several cool nights recently, the pool water was too cold to enjoy. The biggest annoyance was the large lumber fire (the flames went 20' in the air) started by employees to clear downed trees just yards west of the RV park. The resulting smoke stunk up the park from noon forward on our full day. This park should be great, but little things ruined our stay. I am not talking about a "bland" bathrooms as a previous reviewer did. Those bathrooms, by the way, are painted. The problem is that the floors, walls, and ceilings are all painted beige - the same color as the metal stall walls. If all the sink counters and plumbing fixtures were beige, you wouldn't be able to see "what was what". I agree that $50 is pricey if you don't have money to burn like some folks.

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We stayed here one weeknight and had a full hookup site. It was a long, gravel, pull-through that was not level. Most sites I saw were using some sort of leveling device. The sites are about half back-ins (along north and south edges of the park)and half pull-throughs (in the center of the park). I think all sites are FHU with about 25 channel cable TV. Several channels were not clear and some folks might be disappointed in not having any sports channels (ESPN, Fox, etc.). There were at least 5 separate, very dark, individual, bathrooms in the main building. This building also included the office, a small store, a reasonable ($1.25) laundry, a large meeting room with kitchen. The pool is small and there is also a hot tub. The park has a tennis court and a man-made pond (this is their so-called lake) for fishing. Most of the occupied sites seemed to be there for extended stays, but there were plenty of sites available for overnighters when we were there. The park Wi-Fi network was a little slow but OK. Their handout specifies that customers should not watch TV/movies, stream, game, etc. on their Internet system. The only recycling is just aluminum cans; that's better than many Texas RV parks. I saw no signs at the interstate exit directing you to the park.

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With all its' flaws (short, slanted, narrow cement pads; inadequate bathrooms and laundry; etc.), this remains our prefered Vicksburg RV park. We finally found a park with cable that has not been ruined by the new system of requiring that a box be hooked up to your TV. They have 70 channel cable you can hook up to the old fashioned way and a 802.11 network that has always been reliable. As usual, the staff was terrific and the pool refreshing on a warm day. For those of you who are bothered seeing a park customer base that is not like you, there was one customer who may make you glad you have a piece under your pillow. The fact that he was in his 70s, attached to an oxygen tank by tubing, and needed a walker to get around probably doesn't make him any less a threat in your mind.

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We called the day before and were told to pick a site if we arrived after/before office hours (8-10 A.M. and 4-6 P.M.). Our rate was cash only, PPA. We had a level, grave, pull-through FHU site that was fairly long and wider than most commercial parks. We had no problem connecting to their 802.11 network. There is no cable TV, but you can get the major networks with an antenna. Most sites are satellite friendly. Most of the 30 or so occupied sites appeared to be extended stay. Many of those were trailers with local or no license plates. There where lots of area workers and several young families with kids in these trailers. There was a small playground, a large covered pavilion/shelter, and a pool. We had hoped to use the pool but it had lots of grass clippings and leaves floating in it. Unlike most parks, both bathrooms and the laundry were large for a park this size. It was just my luck that another customer had just finished filling all 7 washers when I showed up to do my single load. This is a good overnight stop for RV travelers as long as you don't mind be in close quarters with people. There is a Shell station and a Subway at the entrance road by the interstate exit.

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As somebody who has stayed here numerous times in the past, I must agree with the previous review. A park with FHU but spotty cable TV and WiFi is not worth $40 a night. Prior to Lady Luck doubling the fee, it was even worth the 15 mile round trip off the interstate to stay here for $20. If you are not interested in the casino, there is little incentive to stay here for $40 a night.

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It has been over 3 years since our last stay here. We had a gravel, FHU, pull-through site. I think that describes most of the sites in this park. The big change here is that they no longer have cable. The new system, requiring that a cable box be connected directly to the TV, forced on them (like other RV parks we have visited recently) was not working for the customers so they cancelled the cable. Most sites appear to be satellite friendly. We were able to connect to their 802.11 network with no problems. Even with a group of a dozen or so airstream trailers here together, the park was only about half full. There does appear to be some extended stay (but not permanent) customers. The bathrooms have only a toilet, a sink, and shower, so you may have to wait to use these facilities. The main building houses the office, the bathrooms, and an area between the bathrooms that has 2 washers and 2 dryers. There is nothing recreational in the park. Except for a McDonalds and a Burger King on the other side of the interstate, there is nothing within walking distance. This is a good park as long as you don/t need cable or stuff for the kids.

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Some recent reviews had me wondering if folks were reviewing the right park. One, a couple months ago talked about seasonals and looking like a trailer park. While most of my 30+ stays here over the past 20+ years have not been "in season, i have seen very few seasonal or extended stay sites. In fact, we almost always have one of the sites with a deck when we stay for our one night headed south or back north. The decks were built by the owners of the park years ago and do not automatically indicate seasonal customers. There is a "trailer park" next door, but it is not part of the RV park. More recent reviews talk about limited cable and needing a cable box to get their cable. This is a new issue that has come up in many parks this year. After trying this new "box" system for a few months, the management gave up on it because too many customers could not get it to work properly. They now have basic cable that has just the basic package (about 15 channels). The park has also been sold again. The "old" owners held it for only about 15 months and recently sold it to a corporation. It is being managed by a friendly couple. All sites are FHU with the aforementioned basic cable and a 802.11 network that worked for us in the RV. The park is heavily treed so there is little chance of good satellite TV reception with the exception of the site next to the office. The loss of good cable (this is a provider issue) reduces my rating by a point.