About Ellistea

My husband and I are retired early and are enjoying retirement and new second careers as writers. We live in Southern California and have a Georgetown 328, 2014 vintage. We take our chihuahua/jack russell terrier mix "Izzy" with us as we travel the highways and byways.

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Reviews

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Once again, pricey urban park. It's a big parking lot with little, if any, shade. Okay. The other downside is the pet situation. They have some "dog runs" which are basically dirt pens for your pooch to do their business. But they smell terrible, which tells me that they aren't raked regularly (we live near a dogpark that gets raked weekly which makes a difference). And your dog walks by the little bits of grass they have and is FORBIDDEN to use the grass. Sorry. I have a small dog and I usually follow the rules, but the dog areas are fairly inconvenient and nasty. So they need to re-think the pet areas. Okay- upsides are you're basically right off Las Vegas Blvd. and the strip is about 2 miles away. And they have a very nice clubhouse and the pools are wonderful. A camp store and even a cafe and we have eaten breakfast there - it was good! This was our second time (this time only an overnight) so I'm making the pet comment with hope that they'll re-think it and give the pups some grass, or at least maintain the dirt better. In general, for having something like 800 sites, and being close to your neighbors, it's overall a nice place to stay for a short visit. There are budget sites available, too which are back-ins, for the snowbirds. It would be a very nice place for the winter. We camped at Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

It's Vegas, baby. Nothing more need be said. For us, we enjoy the MGM properties especially New York, New York, but we almost always have a cocktail in one of bars of the Paris casino. Recently, we've fallen in love with the Cosmopolitan, too. *Sigh* There's just a lot to see and do for a short trip, so get to it. And if you're bored, it isn't too far to get to Hoover Dam - and that's really worth seeing.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Pony Express RV Resort, North Salt Lake, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed four nights. First, this is your basic parking lot of RVs and you are definitely close together. We got a Deluxe space and I'm glad we did - most of these sites both had a cut-out space for your car, but also every site had a mature tree on it which provided shade. The less expensive spots mostly didn't have the trees which in the sun and heat are more prized than even the parking spaces! Otherwise, they have some resort features - a pool and nice kids' area, but really nothing else. You're off the freeway and there's a bunch of noise, especially if you're in the cheap seats. Due to the fall slump, there was a nice discount offered, and I would be very unhappy paying much more than what we spent. The main good thing was that you're very close to downtown Salt Lake City, and not far from I-84, so the location, even if mostly industrial, is workable. The bathrooms were generously sized and with decent water pressure, but the hooks were rather far away, rending it a bit awkward for showering. Not a big deal, of course, just a quirk. We might stay here again, but it's a pricey place for sure. We camped at Pony Express RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C8
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Temple Square is definitely worthwhile. Whether or not you are LDS (Latter Day Saint or Mormon), it's part of our history of the Western part of the country. Plus, check out the Family History Library across the street. Even if you're not into Genealogy, it's great fun for the whole family. Nice open air mall right by the Square for eating and drinking. Also, the Bonneville Salt Flats - yes, it's 120 miles west of the city, but at 80 mph, it goes fast.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Square Dance Center and Campground, Lolo, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

We really love Lolo and this is our second time at this park; prices have gone up a bit, but so it goes everywhere. Anyway, this is not a resort type of park, nor is it an urban park. It's in a lovely area, a bit off the beaten path and a bit on the funky side - all things we really like. Some people have said they don't like folks on the bicycles riding around - but I kindof found it charming. The old guys and gals always smiled and waved. Anyway, it's not for everyone, but one of our favorites. We had great Wi-fi most of the time - good enough to use the firestick, so that's always a plus. But occasionally, nothing worked, so it wasn't perfect. No cable TV either, but not a bad selection of antenna selections. It might be difficult getting a decent satellite signal as there are a lot of trees about. But even with these few quirks, we had another great time here and would come back again. We camped at Square Dance Center and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Took a nice drive up to Kalispell and Flathead Lake; ate at Montana Traders in Kalispell which was excellent. You're mostly on reservation land, and there are several museums worth seeing. One stop is the 1000 Buddhas about 25 miles north of Missoula. Worth seeing. Missoula has a cute downtown and there's the campus of UM, too. Also, head down 93 through the Bitterroot Valley at least to Hamilton. Plenty of cuteness abounds in the little towns and then you have the mountains right there.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cowboy RV Park, Pocatello, Idaho

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed just one night, so a bit limited in review. We had a pull through which was a double, but nobody stayed behind us for the night. Plenty of room and 50-amp, we were able to enjoy dinner out in a funky brewery and tuck in for the next day's drive. Now, the downside is the rest of the park which is a mobile home park and, although some of it looks neat and tidy, plenty of it does not. However, the RV part was fine and we weren't staying long enough to worry about the rest of it. It's in a good locale, close to the interstate. Idaho State has a large campus nearby, and you're not too far from the historic section, either. The park served our needs and the front desk staff were friendly. There was a nice kids area nearby, too, which our dog enjoyed while the kids were in school. We camped at Cowboy RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We went to Portneuf Brewing Co. for some good Idaho IPA and dinner. Not bad Mexican! My husband enjoyed his IPA and I had brewed Sarsaparilla (root beer). It was in an older building and about five minutes away from the RV Park.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Countryside RV Park, LLC, Dillon, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed just two nights. I did laundry and it was fine - $6.00 for two loads. Didn't use the restrooms or showers. The park is in a very lovely location and there's plenty of room between you and your neighbors. It's near a small overgrown creek and the bugs were definitely everywhere, although as far as my dog is concerned, they're just little treats. They don't have cable and we weren't able to get any stations on the antenna, but it's open so satellite should work well. However, they had one of the very best wi-fi signals we've had so far - and we were able to use the firestick both nights, no problem. You're about ten minutes from the downtown area of Dillon - and within driving distance to a couple of ghost towns. It's a cool little area. This was a nice place for just a couple of nights and we would definitely come back if we're in southwestern Montana again. We camped at Countryside RV Park, LLC in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For some of the best BBQ around, try the Branding Iron in Dillon. One of the best pulled pork sandwiches we've ever had. The owner trained at Franklin's Barbecue in Austin - so it's a taste of Texas BBQ in Montana.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Blackwell Island RV Park, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

I don't think I've read of so many reviews that differ so widely over one park. It seems the consensus is - great location, but lousy customer service. Now, I will agree - wonderful location right on the Spokane River with a fair amount of protected beach access for the kiddos and the pontoon boats. Not far from the Lake, so if you have a suitable boat, you're all set and can launch from there, or rent one. My husband and I are now over 60 (well, I'm BARELY over 60) and our check in was swift and to the point. The gentleman who helped me was on top of it. However, there was a much younger couple next to me who were being checked in by, I assume, the owner, a woman in my age range. For some reason, she seemed to be lecturing them on something or other. I suspected that their age had everything to do with this disparate treatment than what I received. Let's just say when I walked in and when I walked out, they were still there listening to her. Otherwise, we had a fine time. Now, it was the day after Labor Day and there were vacancies, so that may have as much to do with the general peacefulness we experienced than our age, but who knows? I will also say that for the most part, we follow the rules of the park we're in, but none of the rules were too onerous. Although they did have a "dog contract" on the front of their park pamphlet. Good grief. I'd have laughed out loud at that one. And no, I didn't sign it, nor was I asked to. But then again, when I called to reserve a space, I told them about our dog and we had her out every day, so it wasn't like we lied about her. So - I think the bottom line is if you have gray in your hair you may be given a pass on nit picky stuff - and if you're young or have kids around, you may have a very different, more negative, experience. And, as others have noted, the owners have no big incentive to up their customer service game since they are on a primo property. We camped at Blackwell Island RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

CdA is a water and boating location, but there's still a very cute downtown with lots of eateries and breweries. There's a lovely scenic drive about seven miles out of town (off I-90) which goes around the eastern edge of the Lake. Lovely!

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Columbia Sun RV Resort, Kennewick, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

We only stayed one night here, so review is a bit limited. First, it's a very new park, evident everywhere. They are focusing on excellent customer service and nice amenities at the park to make up for the fact that it's kind of in the middle of nowhere. For us, it was a one night pass through between Portland and Coeur d'Alene. They are marketing themselves as a good rally place and I think that's the right direction to go, because again, they've got the space and amenities, but not the location to distract anyone. I mean, if you're in a place near a decent tourist area, that's what you sell - if you're not, you have to sell the other stuff. So it's resort prices for sure. The sites are long and spaced far apart, the wi-fi is workable, the TV selections reasonable. There is definite encroachment from various housing tracts nearby, but still it's mostly your typical RV Park near an industrial area with the train noise at night to prove it. Not terrible, just noticeable. I think as the trees grow and fill in a bit, they'll work as a bit of noise cancelling, too. We happened to be situated near a small dog area, so our girl was happy - there's long grass there which is only an issue if some other dog has left you a little surprise! Near us was a big frisbee golf area and I saw people allowing their larger dogs to frolic off leash, so I guess it's a wink-n-nod situation for well behaved pups. The camp store has a lot of cute items for sale, including RV basics (even a nice selection of oddball condiments like Siracha sauce - never can be without that), the shower was terrific and clean, and they have games for check out. Didn't use the pool, but others were (it was fairly warm). Bottom line - great park in the making, especially for rallies and groups as they apparently are going to specialize in this. It's a smart idea on their part. We camped at Columbia Sun RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
123
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Columbia River RV, Portland, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

In Portland for a family wedding in late August, we stayed through Labor Day. First, this is an urban park, not a resort facility of any sort. Yes, it's across the two-lane highway from the Columbia River, but it really doesn't have river access, as there are homes and businesses lining the riverbank. And it's right under the path of the airport. Now, being there for ten nights, the commercial planes, although not silent, didn't bother us much after a day or so. But what did bother us were the fighter jets from the Oregon National Guard station that take off from the airport, too. They have a vital function as they protect the West Coast from Canada down through Northern California, but they are LOUD. Like rattle the coach loud. The good news is that they aren't taking off as frequently as the commercial planes - the bad news is they are taking off at all. But like I said, they have a vital function. There's a move afoot to limit them somehow citing noise pollution, but the typical response is - why'd you buy a house in the flight path? Now, the park. It's adequate. You're close to your neighbors, there's a couple of off-leash areas for dogs on either end of the park, the wi-fi is typically a bit spotty, but considering how close you are to Portland, it's going to work for a lot of folks. The staff were fine, generally helpful and nice. The one shower facility closer to us (at the back of the park) wasn't as clean as I'd like, but the one near the office was better. I did laundry and for two good-sized loads, wash and dry was $6.00. The folks we met there were uniformly nice (dog owners often are and that's my entree to most people). All in all, we were pleased with our stay which allowed us to explore the area at a leisurely pace. Would come back again. We camped at Columbia River RV in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
153
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You're in the northeast part of the city, so head east on I-84 to Multnomah Falls and Mt. Hood Village. West, you head into the city center, and Powell's Books is a must for any reader. Also consider Pittock Mansion where you can get a picture of the city with Mt. Hood in the background. Consider taking Tri-Met, their public rail (and bus) transport, or Uber/Lyft to avoid downtown parking. The station is about a half mile from the Park.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Emigrant Lake - The Point RV Park, Ashland, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

I love being able to stay in County and State Parks. They almost always are clean, cheap and oftentimes have something lovely to see. Sometimes they are quite difficult to get in to, but Emigrant Lake wasn't difficult at all - mostly due to the fires in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Which made the air quality around Ashland - well, horrible. That was the only sour note here and nothing to do with the park. We would have been able to walk to the lake's edge almost from our site if the water levels were at normal. But with the air being awful, we weren't up for that anyway. Of course the day we left, we saw some blue skies and puffy clouds. Used the shower facilities - very clean. The camp host lives at the entrance to the park and she was very relaxed - we found a card with our name and dates right on it when we made it to our site, so you can say that their computer system works great, as I booked online. The Lake is very multi-use, and we did see hardy souls fishing and boating, but the nearby kids areas were empty and the RV Park was fairly sparse, when normally this time of year it would be at capacity. We'd love to return during cooler weather, but before the winter. Let's just say - NOT in fire season! We camped at Emigrant Lake - The Point RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Of course, the Shakespeare Festival! We saw a wonderful play but were moved from the open air site to the local high school (due to the bad air), but still the production was great for the money. We also toured around and walked around the downtown district. Lithia Park is nearby and lovely, and we had an early dinner at Martino's which is just adjacent to the Shakespeare Festival grounds.

Due to the nearby fires, business was way down in the town which survives on tourism and the lake itself was quite low . . . maybe at near historic low levels.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Bear Mountain RV Resort, Bakersfield, California

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

We've stayed here before and exactly under the same conditions - it's a great way-station on your way to or from someplace. For us, it's the first or last night to where our RV is parked and between Southern and Northern California. Now, nobody is ever there at the office - you basically just fill out a form, drop a check in the envelope and pick a pull through spot in a designated area, and you're good to go. The rate hasn't changed since we were here last - $27 - so you can't beat that. But be warned - you aren't really near anyplace and you just will be hunkering down for the night. It's a bit closer to the 99 than to the I-5, but sortof in the middle of them, so again . . . it's just a way-station. And the overnight area has little shade, so expect to run the A/C during the very hot summer weather (it was 105 when we were there . . . but a dry heat!) However, the sites are level, there's 50-amp, no cable TV, and the wi-fi wasn't great. We got a few stations on the antenna to check local news and weather, and used our AT&T hotspot, so it was fine for us. The next morning, we were on our way. Appears to be a lot of full-timers, probably working in the oil industry which is fairly close, or in agriculture, also a staple in the area. We camped at Bear Mountain RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Sac West RV Park and Campground, West Sacramento, California

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

Sac West is an old KOA which was repurposed along the way. Plenty of stuff still for kids, which is fine as far as it goes. We don't travel with children (not yet, but hey, one day the grandkids will be allowed to go with their crazy grandparents . . . we hope) but our dog Izzy is kind of like a kid. She enjoyed walking down to the creek's edge. Hard to call it a river, but there were ducks on there, so she was happy. Otherwise, the sites were just gravel, not terribly level, so we had to unhook the toad for one night (always nice when we don't have to do that), and the hook-ups were also old and somewhat rusty. It's situated right off the freeway and like I said, the river is, well . . . it's a creek or a slough or something kind of like a river, just don't call it a river, okay? And no, you cannot swim in it, either, due to pollution. I thought it was way overpriced for what we needed, but if we had kids and spent maybe an extra day there, we'd use the salt water pool (nicer than all that chlorine), or eat at the mini food truck on the premises. I think the value is in the extras, not in the park itself. So for us, not that much of a value. Also - pet peeve since I have a small dog (chihuahua/jack russell mix) - someone had a huge mastiff (thankfully on lead . . . often owners just don't feel the need!) walking about the park near us. I was surprised this breed was allowed in, as like most parks they say they don't let in aggressive breeds. Right. We camped at Sac West RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Good way station from Southern California up to Oregon - other than that, it's Sacramento. There's a state capitol there, and it's also on the road between San Francisco and Reno.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Roadrunner RV Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Just an overnight under a tornado watch. As Californians, we are not used to having storm shelters pointed out to us first thing, and Vicky, the weekend manager, was pretty rattled, but we got checked in and then hunkered down for a few hours until it was obvious that the storm had moved southeast (but we had plenty of storms with hail nearby, so even though we didn't get it in OKC, it was nearby). However, in her rattled state, we didn't get the information on things like wi-fi or door codes, etc. It really didn't matter that much and it was understandable, but then I had to call and get information which is normally just handed out. Also, and this is minor, the signage was pretty awful, so we ended up traveling around in the circle a second time to find our lane for parking our coach. We were in the older part of the park, the part that was hit in the 2015 tornado, so again, somewhat understandable. We had a pull through site, but it was not very level which meant we had to unhook our toad in the high winds to get it leveled. Not a fun time for my poor husband! But once we got all set up we stayed cozy and passed the night easily. There is a new section on the other side of a big storm/drainage ditch, and it looked very nice, and very filled up as I suspect most people who book ahead are requesting it. The only other thing of note was that Vicky mentioned that there had been some break-ins of cars and even coaches in some cases. Like around 5-6 am and complete crimes of opportunity, as the thieves were looking for unlocked vehicles. We're very diligent, but it does mean that the area, right off the interstate, is a bit iffier. It would only matter if we were staying longer, but for overnight, the park was fine and looks like it's getting better. We camped at Roadrunner RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

North Crest RV Park, Waco, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

North Crest RV Park in Waco is a fun and quirky stop, right off the interstate. "Park Mark" is a real character who makes every possible effort to accommodate his guests. It's not the Ritz, though! He's in the process of various projects around the park, so there are dirt mounds, backhoes and other equipment about - looks like he's expanding and adding spots. Plenty of long termers here, but everybody seems to enjoy it. The bathhouse, with wheelchair ramp, is brand new and he tried to tempt me into it by saying he'd also installed a water softener. We only stayed four days and I'm pretty comfortable showering in our rig, so I didn't check it out, but it looks nice and I was impressed that he'd added a ramp not because he was forced to but because he wanted to help his guests who needed it. Well, either way - it's a nice, new feature. The wi-fi worked very well and we were even able to use our firestick to catch up on Showtime shows. The cable was a bit funky, but worked. Part of the issue was our site had the utilities at the rear of the coach, so the Time Warner cable had a ways to go and we didn't have a barrel to connect our cable to his. I will also add that the concrete pad was incredibly level and Park Mark shared that he'd had them laser leveled. A bit extra expense but, once again, a good thing for the guests. I think when it comes to a Texas friendly great host, it's hard to beat Park Mark, which is why this park gets consistently high marks. Good job! We camped at North Crest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Besides Magnolia (ahem! Yes, you've got to go, but go early!!), check out the Suspension bridge over the Brazos River, the Food Trucks nearby, the cute downtown and Dichotomy Coffee, and head out to Homestead Heritage Farms which is a few miles out in the country. Of course, Baylor is there, too, and for very hometown barbecue, Rudy's is great (but remember that 'moist' brisket is pretty fatty! and the Turkey is delish.)

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cottonwood Creek RV Park, Dripping Springs, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one month here, the price reflects a monthly price of $400, plus metered electric charge of $40. We stayed in the new section in the rear of the park. It just opened in February 2017, and the owners said they plan on one more new section in the future. I wonder if the owners are relatively new to the park, as reading some of the negative reviews don't seem to reflect our experience at all. This park is fairly rustic, which we liked but which might not be what you want - there is a bathroom/shower room, but we didn't use it, so I don't know if it was clean, although I saw people going in and out, so I doubt it was awful. I did do laundry, and it was reasonably priced and worked fine. Plus, they have a small reading library, with books for both kids and adults. There are a number of long-termers at the park, and a nice range of ages, including kids. One of the best, new, features of the park is a brand-new wi-fi system, that went live on our second day. Good thing, as the LTE signal was bad there. We were able to switch our phones to the AT&T wi-fi, so that solved the phone issue. We noticed we picked up a strong LTE signal about a mile closer to highway 290. One nice thing about the location, is you are about equi-distant from Dripping Springs and Blanco, both worth exploring. We have family in DS, so that often was our direction, but we had fun exploring the backroads, too. I think this park, now with 63 spaces, is a worthy successor to its more crowded park closer in town, which for two years running we haven't been able to get into at all. We camped at Cottonwood Creek RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Space 38
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Dripping Springs now holds the distinction of being the Wedding Capital of Texas! Plenty of lovely venues, event planning and so on exist to make your day special. Texas Olive Co. us on Fitzhugh Road - grab some award winning olive oil there. Plus - breweries, wineries and distilleries, oh my! Love Deep Eddy, Treaty Oak, Twisted X, and Jester King Brewery, all nearby.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Fort Stockton RV Park, Fort Stockton, Texas

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Texas is a very big state. If you start from the far west, in Anthony. Texas and just take I-10 east, it's over 800 miles. Yikes! So Fort Stockton is a logical stop for overnight. You're in flat and gusty West Texas and isn't great to find a fun little place to park your rig and take the dog to the dog park, take a dip in the pool, chat with the characters in the office. Most sites are very level, you may not need to unhook for the night. Of course we will be back. We camped at Fort Stockton RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Try out the Roadrunner Cafe. This was our third time here, but first time to eat in the cafe. I had the chicken fried steak and it was both huge (I could only eat about half) and delicious. The green beans were what I call Southern-style, over cooked but with bacon, the biscuit was wonderful and the mashed potatoes were fresh. The gravy completely finished it. So, if you're visiting, definitely check it out.

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