drfife

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About drfife

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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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.

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Lake Tawakoni State Park is a beautiful Texas State Park 11 miles north of Wills Point, TX. They have full hook-up and water and electric sites in back in and pull throughs. We were in site 50 (50A full hookup pull through) and can see and access the lake from the site. Popular Lake for fishing. 6 miles of nice hiking trails. Only 70 miles from Dallas. Closest grocery store 11 miles in Wills Point. Nearest Walmart 14 miles in Quinlan. We've been here many times and will return.

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Wolf Creek Park is a beautiful piney woods campground on Lake Livingston near Coldsprings, Texas. We had a full hook-up site on the lake (#61). Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance online or by calling the park. The prime, lake front sites are very popular and require reservation 60 days in advance. Popular with fishermen and families. They also have 3 pinwheel loops with full hookups, but those sites are not as spacious. Multiple water/electric sites and tent sites available. They have a park store with supplies, boat ramp, swim area and putt putt golf. Closest Walmart in Livingston, 25 miles away. We will definitely return.

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We camped at Caddo Lake State Park near Karnack, Texas in February 2016. We were in site 22 in the full hookup Woodpecker Loop. $20/night for water, 50/30/20A electric and sewer. All eight sites in this loop are pull throughs. The Armadillo Run loop are water and electric back in sites. Camping areas in beautiful pine forest. The park is on Big Cypress Bayou with boat ramps and canoes for rent. Good hiking trails. Jefferson, TX is 12 miles away with groceries and shopping. I highly recommend this park.

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We were at Lake Whitney State Park near Whitney, Texas in site 26 The Horseshoe Loop (sites 1-51) have full hookups for $24/night. Beautiful wooded sites. Most sites in Horseshoe loop are pull throughs. Many sites can accommodate large RV's but be mindful of the trees. They have 3 other loops with water and electric that are closer to the lake. The lake is full and looks great. There is a Brookshires grocery in Whitney and a David's grocery just outside the park on Hwy 22. We've camped at this state park many times and will definitely return.

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We camped at Lake Arrowhead State Park site 21 in February 2016. The park is 10 miles south of Wichita Falls, Texas. The lake is full and looks great. Nice hiking trails. The RV sites are in an unusual pinwheel layout with six sites per loop which provides large sites that are easy to maneuver. There are many prairie dogs is the day use area. Our site #21 has a view of the lake. Mesquite is the predominate tree and most sites do not have shade. The RV sites have 50/30/20 electric and water with a central dump station. Rate was $20/night.

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Tyler State Park near Tyler, Texas is a beautiful park built by the CCC in the late 1930's. We were in the Big Pine camping loop site 73. 50A electric, water and sewer for $24/night. Nice hiking trails. Best park store we've seen. Small lake with big bass. Saw a guy land a 12.7 lb largemouth bass! Nearly a Share Lunker (13 lbs). Lindale is 8 miles west of the park with groceries, restaurants and of course, Walmart.

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We camped at Hamm Creek Park near Rio Vista, Texas in site RV1 in January 2016. We were one of two RV's in the park. They have five sites with 50A full hookups and 26 sites with 50A and water. The rate was $24/night plus $2/person daily entry fee. Cash only, no credit cards or checks accepted. Sites RV1-RV5 have full hookups. The park is located on the Brazos River with river access and boat ramps. It is popular with fishermen. The sites are generous with pull through and back-ins available. The facility is well designed and well maintained. This place is a hidden gem and I'm writing the first review on RVPR!

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We camped at Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit in Park Host site 95. Officially, the park was still closed due to flooding, but they granted us a 2 night stay so we could complete our goal of camping at every Texas State Park with water and electric RV sites!. The staff was fantastic and welcoming. Most of the trails were closed, but the ones that were open to hiking were very good. They had nesting eagles in the park, but we did not see one. We will return when the flooding subsides.