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Just outside of Magnolia, Texas on HWY 1774 near the Texas Renaissance Festival grounds. Sites are long enough for 40' rigs with toads and very level. Some sites are concrete pads and a few have concrete patio areas. No picnic tables and little shade as trees are young and this is a new park. Owner appears to be putting profits into upgrades and this may eventually be a nice park. WI-FI had three towers and worked well. No cable. Only dumpster for trash is at park entrance and a short walk from sites. Water pressure was good. Electric is new and power was very good in the heat of the day when all the A/C's were running. Power pedestals have lights on top at night and is a nice touch. Sites are huge side-to-side and offset so swewer is not across from your door. Roads are narrow and dirt with gravel previously used but needs more gravel at this time. Roads are also a little narrow so one has to be careful pulling out. Fifteen miles from Navasota and Tomball. Magnolia has a variety of restaurants to fulfill more travelers needs. We were here to visit relatives in the area. We camped in a fifth wheel and would stay here again but cable needs to be installed and needs to become a member of a discount club to make the rates a little more attractive. We were able to access the Houston channels. We paid $30./night with no discounts offered. Did not use showers but they were clean and floors were tiled. Shower and flooring is at same level so all water flows to shower drain

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This park gives discounts for Good Sam and Passport America, so we only paid $16 per night. There are two parks here - an RV and a Motor Home. Most seem to be here full time. The sites are close together, have 30 & 50 amps, pets are welcome, Cable TV, wireless Internet, and a swimming pool. It is very close to Texas A & M University and the Presidential Library of George H. Bush. Office is hard to find. As we entered we were faced with excessive speed bumps, but the owner met us and showed us our site. We would stay here again when in the area. Sites were large. WI-FI is so weak that it was unusable. We stayed three nights and would stay here again.

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Office closed when we arrived and is not open on Sunday or Monday. We arrived on a Saturday for 4 nights and registered on Tuesday. We used 3 nights of Passport America for $15./night. Fourth night was 25% off for $22.50. Sites are long pull through with gravel pads and small concrete pad. Site for the RV was below the sewer connection so had to raise hose to drain, Power and water pressure is good. There is a major problems with large dogs roaming or being walked with no one picking up. I had to clean up my site and dogs continued to use my site for their doing their job but I never saw them. Campground is filled with mobile homes and RV's that people full time in; only one other camper came in on an overnighter. Close to NASA, Kemah and Galveston. Also close to friends and that is why we picked this location. No cable with OTA proving a number of stations with about half of them Hispanic or religious stations. Would have been a plus for cable but at the rates we paid, we got a good value. Advertised WiFi but my computer never picked up a broadcast. We camped here with a 5th wheel and would probably stay again but only because of the location we needed.

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Very nice well kept and clean park. Almost in the center of Austin, very easy to get to and near the Johnson library and university. Long perfectly level sites with concrete pads and grassy area. Hook ups are off set so sewer from neighbor is away from your outdoor area which is a nice touch. Roads are a little narrow and concrete, but did not have an issue getting into site. Sites are very wide and lots of outdoor room. Water and power was very good. Passport America park and 4 nights were $106 dollars, even though were arrived on a Saturday. Good and free Wi-Fi that is not password protected. Called 4 days before arrival and was told that I had the last available site. Strangely enough, there is a "No Vacancy" sign even though sites are available. I would call before going to this park. Curb side trash pick up and nice dog area. Would stay here again.

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Nice park. Next to highway, but there was no noise. Campground is very nice with average size spaces. Asphalt sites that needed a little leveling for side to side. Cable and WI-FI are available at extra cost of $3.00 per day. I have an issue with campgrounds that charge extra for these items. Office closes at 5:00 and not open on Sundays. Box had information on available sites and how to register the following day. We stayed for 5 nights for $178 which included cable only, as I have my own Wi-Fi. We would stay here again,

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Made reservations by internet but received no response. When I called to confirm reservations, they had to check their e-mail which had not been done in the 2 days since I had made reservations. Check in was OK, and we were escorted to our site which was dirt and wet from rain. Plugged in, set up and turned the A/C on. After 20 minutes we lost all power. Called the office and owner showed up. Breaker at pedestal had not tripped nor had the main breaker. Owner unable to determine cause but when he opened the breaker box on the pole, there was the biggest mess of wires I had ever seen. Owner showed me another site and offered it to me but I would have had to pull in opposite the normal way and my truck would have driven into a muddy area. Afraid of getting stuck I declined and decided to move to another campground. Owner was very apologetic and issued a refund without any issue. Appeared that all the guests were long term and sites were all dirt with little grass and broken picnic tables. I don't ask for a lot from campground owners. Just a decent place to park while visiting areas but this failed to fulfill even my basic needs. I will not visit this campground again.

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Little to like about this park and much to dislike. 1) Although they have installed more Wi-Fi towers, signal is weak. 2) Cable connection next to our site is still out of service after a year and one must piggyback onto another site. 3) 50 amp breaker does not work and management is indifferent. 4) 30 amp power is low and is barely within the safe range with A/C and TV on. 5) Roads need work and the alternate exit road is a bone jarring, rig shaking, rut filled joke. No work has been done to improve in the 4 years friends have been wintering here. 6) Empty sites are kept mowed but occupied sites by winter visitors is not. Noticed some returnees have brought their own lawn mowers. 7) Advertised as member of Good Sam and other discount clubs, but they DO NOT offer a discount. Full rates are $32 per night and $390 for 2 weeks. $345./month but cable and electric are not included. 8) Sites are adequate in width but rigs longer than 32' do not have enough room to park without getting very close to your rig at an angle. 9) Entry is tight but manageable and one must be careful of dumpster when making first turn into sites. Not enough dumpsters and ones available are often full. 10) Laundry is small and machines are old.

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Entering this park is a challenge because of the steep entry. Lots of evidence where rigs scrapped hard upon entering. Parking to register is a surprise because you have to make a hard left turn to park instead of the normal straight on. Although the owners were very friendly I was disgusted with pets from the permanent residents dogs leaving their "deposits" at my site. I stepped in dog waste 3 times in 2 days. Two sites away was a female cat with 8 kittens roaming, and another site that had 5 puppies. Showers and restrooms were not cleaned daily. Lots of small trash containers but they were not emptied daily. Our trash can was overturned by an animal and I had to clean it up during set up. Wi-Fi was poor and I kept dropping off line. Use after dark was impossible. Power was adequate and cable TV offered a lot of channels. Most of the sites were occupied by permanent residents. Friend and I were the only non-residents for 8 nights. We stayed here because there were no vacancies at the first 3 campgrounds I called. There was no view of water because of the steep drop off going out and trees. Our site was just long enough to park our 32' rig. Getting into the site was a challenge because of the trees and they were in the way of opening our slides. We were unable to open our awning. There is a "Cajun" restaurant on site that was run by a resident. Having my doubts about Cajun food as I had lived for 30 years in Louisiana and can cook as well as most Cajuns, I was very surprised at the food. Four of us ate different meals. The crab casserole and crawfish etouffe' was very good. The gumbo was as good as any I have eaten and I have eaten a lot. The boudin was exceptional. All the seafood is from Louisiana and fresh. The restaurant owner takes a trip to south La. to get the seafood. A trip to the "Crazy Cajun Citchen" (spelling of the restaurant is correct) would be worth a trip. Eating on site is outside and they offer take-outs.

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After staying at a park in Eureka Springs last year with poor Wi-Fi and no TV signal or cable TV, we decided to try this park. It is owned by the city of Berryville. It has huge, long pull throughs. Back ins are reserved for long term residents and there were only 2 of them. Lots of grass between sites that are hard packed gravel and drains well after rain. Pull throughs were relatively level and hookups are between opposing rigs. Parking is offset so there is lots of distance between rigs. Power is very good and water pressure is high so I used a regulator. Very good cable TV and when I called for reservations, I was told that it would not be necessary. When I asked about Wi-Fi on the phone and after arriving, I was told that the only guarantee of access would be at the office. I am over 400' from the office and the middle of the campground. Signal is fair with no trouble staying on line and response is good. Wal-Mart is only 2-3 miles away. If you stay here, be sure to visit the gun museum at the town square. If the office is unoccupied or if the campground host is not around, park where ever you want. They will come along to receive your money. Cash and checks only.

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Owner acted like he was inconvenienced because I did not have a reservation. Wi-Fi was weak. Power was poor and we could not run AC and water heater at same time. 30 amp receptacle was broken. Too many trees so pulling into spot was a challenge. Park is tight to maneuver. Leveling side-to-side required 2"x8" and still left us 1 1/2" out of level. Lot's of permanent residents with junk spread around. Our site had a permanent rigs sewer hooked to it. Owner told me to remove the hose and toss it aside. Although listed as pet friendly, I had to walk our pet next to the highway to find any grass. Pond/lake listed was nothing but a very large, deep hole to catch over flow rain. No fences and dangerous to anyone. Walked the entire park and found no waste containers so we had to put our trash in the receptacle at the front door of the office. We stopped here for one night and will not return. Rate was $28.22 with a Good Sam discount.

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Stayed here 4 nights with friends from Hill City who had a family reunion. Also has a building with kitchen, rest rooms and A/C. Grounds are hard packed dirt with grass. Roads are hard packed sand and stone. Some sites are within 50' of each other and some are several hundred feet apart and on both sides of a rodeo arena next to the Solomon River. Water is not available at the sites but there is a spigot next to the white building at the entrance road. Electric power was excellent with some sites having 30 amp, some 50 amp and some with 20 amp. Leveling was easy. A perfect place to spend one or two days although eating places are few and not much to see in the area. Other campers pulled in for one night each night that we were there. Payment is on the honor system and is paid at the west side of the rodeo arena that is between the 2 campgrounds. There is a slot on the cinder block building for dropping your money in. It would be better if the county would put up a sign directing you to the payment area. There is no dump station at the campground but the city has one by taking a left when headed north at the first red light beyond the campground. Dump is on the left on the west side of the oil derrick museum. There is no television reception.

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Campground is actually near Bergin and difficult to get to. We stayed here because we could not find anything else in the area. There are new owners are are cleaning up the campground but it is full of seasonal rigs on the water. There are a few spots for overnighters and all backin. Sites are wide and lots of room for slideouts but much too short for anything over 25 feet. We had much difficulty getting our 32' rig backed in and there is only the narrow road to jockey back and forth in because the side opposite the site is hilly. You must back in next to a fence. My rig actually stuck out onto the road a little and no place to park tow vehicle unless there is an empty site next to you. It is very muddy after a rain. Very difficult to side level and required 3" on one side to get level enough to where I didn't feel it would be an issue with the fridge. Wi-Fi is very weak and you much drive next to the owners trailer to receive. No cell phone coverage.

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Ranks up there with one of the worst campgrounds we have stayed in. Mostly permanent residents with lots of junk around their rigs. We used 3 1/2" blocks to get rig level on sides within 2". Power is very low and could not run any appliances with A/C running on 99 deg. day. Water pressure is low. Grass was very high. Picnic tables were rotten and fell apart when I tried to move it. Roads are winding and sharp turns are required to get in and out. Trash was everywhere and we were within 500 feet of interstate and heard traffic noise all night. Sewer connection was pvc pipe mand too high to drain hoses. No Wi-Fi available. Camped here for 1 night and would not stay here again.

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Check in at the hotel which, by the way, was actually 2 large buildings and very nice. You have to drive down very narrow and steep road to get to the site. After arriving, you feel like you are in a bowl and surrounded by hills. Sites have picnic tables and concrete slabs. Slabs are located such that they are not usable after pulling forward enough to hook up to water, power and sewer unless you have a rear door. The Campground advertises Wi-Fi but it is NOT available at the RV site. When asked about Wi-Fi, I was told that I would have to come to the lobby to connect. It is a long, steep walk unless you drive. They offer no discounts except KOA. There are no TV signals available and no cable hookups. We camped here with a fifth wheel and would only stay here if we could not find another place. Very pricey for a no-frills campground.

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Spent one night while headed to Delaware. No one was around but a forest employee (not a park ranger) told us where to go and how to sign in. Payment is under the honor system. Roads are very narrow and heavily treed. All sites are back in with very little room to maneuver. No water at individual sites but spigots are spread around the sites. I was able to use 2 25' sections to hook to our rig. Power (30 amp only) was excellent. Do not attempt to enter this park with a motor home and 5th wheels are at risk of limbs damaging their roofs. Not pet friendly because this is a forest and all leaves and downed trees and limbs are left. Beware that this area is tick infested. I found 2 ticks on me and our pet also had 2 ticks with only an overnight stay with no time spent outside except for setting up, tearing down and walking the dog.