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RV'ing since '99 through all the lower 48 states and 5 Canadian Provinces. We primarily camp at State and COE parks. We have a 37' 5th wheel.

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort is a highly rated and popular commercial RV park in Canton, Texas. It is conveniently located near the Canton Trade Days and multiple restaurants. Our pull through site #27 was very long, with good spacing and morning shade. Nice pools and air conditioned meeting room. The utilities are well placed and all worked well. WiFi is a $5 extra charge (we declined). Interior roads are in poor shape and need to be resurfaced. They have a 1.5 mile walking trail and an additional 1.8 mile hiking trail. The staff was friendly. We've stayed here multiple times.

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Blanco State Park is a beautiful, small Texas State Park on the Blanco River in the Texas Hill Country. The river is cool and clear, excellent for swimming and floating. There are 31 RV sites, eight 50A with sewer, some 30A with sewer and some 30A & water. Park wifi was not available at our site. Excellent cell service with AT&T and Verizon. The river is a short walk from the camping area. Sites are all shaded. The grocery store is 1.5 miles from the park and restaurants 1/2 mile away. We have been here several times and will return. We camped in site 7 (premium site with 50A, water and sewer).

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Oak Creek RV Park is a beautiful private park west of Weatherford, Texas on I-20. The park is well maintained and clean. Nice shaded pool, large clubhouse with full kitchen. The sites are all 50A full hook-ups with concrete pads and roads. Some sites have shade. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only negative is highway noise from I-20. We were in site 37.

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Mount Magazine State Park is a beautiful Arkansas state park near Paris, AR. The highest point in Arkansas, Signal Hill at 2753', is in the park. Cameron Bluff Campground has 18 full hookup RV sites. The sites are spacious. They also have available rooms in the lodge and cabins. The park offers beautiful views, great hiking trails and diverse wildlife and plants. We camped in site 15.

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Garner State Park is celebrating it's 75th anniversary, it opened on June 1, 1941. It is the largest Texas State Park. The main attraction in the crystal clear Frio River that offers great tubing and swimming. The park has many great hiking trails. Much of the park was constructed by the CCC. The Pavillion has dances every weekend year long and everyday during the summer. The park is a historic Texas treasure. RV and tent sites available by reservation. When reserving online choose New Garner water/electric not New Garner 50A/water. That way you get in Live Oak Loop with 50A electric. If you choose New Garner 50A you will get Rio Frio Loop with less desirable sites, further from the river, for $3 more per night. We camped in New Garner Live Oak Loop site 336.

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Jim Hogg Park is a COE park on Lake Georgetown just west of Georgetown, Texas. It has 145 sites with water and electric. The first loop (sites 79-148) are 30A and shaded. The second loop (sites 1-78) are 50A and limited shade, but has the best lake views and access. All sites have a nice, covered picnic table. Deer and birds abound. We were in site 39 which is a double site with double wide pad and outstanding view of lake with a private trail to lake. The lake is clear and excellent for swimming. We've stayed at Jim Hogg Park many times.

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Walleye Park on Lake Cypress Springs is operated by Franklin County Water District. There are 72 RV sites (54 50A/water and 18 50A/water/sewer). All sites have lake access. There is a boat dock for every two sites. Large trees and shade. The new sites with sewer (55-72) have large concrete pads and are $50/night with 3 night minimum for reservations. Non-sewer sites (1-54) are $30/night with 3 night minimum for reservations. Good WiFi and cell service. Beautiful park. I am surprised it has not been reviewed previously on RVPR. We were in full hook-up site #60. Best full hookup sites are #'s 65 and 69.

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We camped in the Cooks Ferry Camping Area at Fairfield Lake State Park in site 72 (back-in, double wide, table on off side). The Cooks Ferry Loop (sites 37-100) was renovated in the past 2 years. New site pads and roads. Very nice. Spacious sites, many with lake view and access. Pull through and back-in sites available. The Post Oak Camping Area (sites 101-135) was open and need of repair. The office informed me they plan to renovate Post Oak this winter. The Springfield Camping Area (sites 1-36) are water only and primarily for tent campers. Very good hiking trails. The camping loops are 3+ miles from the park office, boat ramp and fishing dock. No WiFi in camping loops, only at park office. Fair Verizon and AT&T service. Good water quality.

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San Saba River RV park is operated by the city of San Saba. They have a nice 18 hole golf course adjacent to the park. The park has 30 full hookup RV sites for $30/night on weekends and $25/night weekdays. Reservations accepted but not required. Just pick an unoccupied site, set up, then drive to golf pro shop to pay. The back-in sites are shaded by large pecans trees. The pull thrus are in full sun. Good free wifi. Free laundry (2 washers, 2 dryers). Nice clubhouse. We were in back-in site #9. Will return.

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Good park for overnight. The staff were friendly and helpful. Pull through site #31 was gravel and sufficient length for 37' 5th wheel and truck. Utilities in good location. Good voltage. Water pressure low (40 psi) and extremely hard (>900 ppm). If you have a water softener, use it, or use tank water. Ate dinner at on site restaurant and the chicken fried steak was excellent. We would stay here again for an overnighter.

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Maverick Ranch RV Park is a very nice private RV park in Lajitas, Texas. Sites are generous. All sites full hookup. Request a site with a north or east facing door due to the intense afternoon sun. They have a large pool and club house. The property also has a hotel, restaurant, golf course and gun range. Nicest park in area to visit Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. We will definitely stay here again. We were in site 45.

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Davis Mountains State Park near Fort Davis, TX is one of the crown jewels of the Texas State Parks. The park and Indian Lodge were constructed in the 1930's by the CCC. The park offers stunning scenery, diverse wildlife and challenging hiking trails. The campground has full hook-up, water and electric sites and tent sites. There is no cell service in the campground, but cell signal is available at the top of Skyline drive. Wifi is available, but spotty. One of our favorite parks. We were in site 12.

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Monahans Sandhills State Park is an interesting Texas State Park near Monahans, Texas. The park features large sand dunes. You can rent or purchase plastic discs to slide down the dunes. The camping area has 26 water and 50/30/20 electric sites with a central dump station. Great place to visit or stay for a night or two. We were in site #9.

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Fort Griffin State Historic Site is located 15 miles north of Albany, Texas. It features a visitors center, partially restored grounds, the official herd of the state of Texas longhorns and campground. The park was a Texas State Park from 1936 until 2008 when the State Historical Society took over operations. The campground has 28 sites (1-20 water & electric and 21-28 full hookups). WE sites $20/night and FHU sites $22/night plus $4/person entrance fee. State Park Passes are not recognized. Sites are spacious. #13 & 20 have steps down to the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. They have golf carts available to tour the restoration area. The visitors center was recently remodeled and the displays are excellent. The deserted town of Fort Griffin is just outside the park with some restored buildings by private individuals. At 2PM daily they call the longhorns and give an educational program about longhorn cattle. We were in site #22 which will soon be turned into the park managers home site. Highly recommended this park.

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Pilot Knoll Park campground is a beautiful park on Lewisville Lake. It is operated by the city of Highland Village. Wooded sites and most all are on the lake or have lake views. Sites are $25/night and have 50A electric and water with a central dump station. Back in and pull throughs available. Most sites can accommodate large RV's. Reserve online through the Highland Village website. We were in site 30 (primo site) this trip. We've camped here many times and will return.