Cactus Jack

No Avatar
  • Review Count 32
  • States Reviewed 4
  • Helpful Reviews 3

User Map


Reviews

Date of Stay:

We are repeat visitors as are most of the other campers with whom we visited. All we met were cordial and great folks. We were in the 30 amp side which is face to face, but enjoyed visiting with the "neighbors". Water pressure and electric service were within tolerance but a bit on the low side - if we ran the microwave and the a/c, service dropped to the low side, but we seldom ran the a/c, ran the heater instead each night! No cable, but no problem getting a signal with our dish. Most all sites have nice trees and the surrounding area is beautiful. A little tight maneuvering with some of the trees but not hard and we were glad to see the trees! Wifi appeared to be limited during peak times, but adequate. Office not always staffed, but the host was easily found. 6500 foot elevation, cool, and quiet! We plan on coming back!

Date of Stay:

We are repeat visitors. Good electric service and water pressure. Excellent cable tv. Park and office staff were the greatest! Area routinely checked and we felt safe. Wonderful bird viewing blinds for bird watchers, and very nice ranger programs during the week. Very quiet, especially at night. Nice shade and cool temperatures during April. And we had a decent meal at the Black Bear Lodge. We'll be back!

Date of Stay:

We stopped here on our way to Davis Mountains. Good choice! Electric service and water pressure very good. Cable TV reception wasn't top notch, but quite adequate. We had an excellent site with a cover and table. Low brush and limited trees, but this is an arid part of the world. Cottontail rabbits visited us every day. Coots (ducks) everywhere too. The pool was great! They have a deep area and a shallow area, perfect for snorkeling and just loafing. Great staff! We'll come back!

Date of Stay:

Rates reflect Good Sam discount and non-summer time period. About half the riverfront sites have utilities located for nose-in motor homes, but can be used by backed-in travel trailers if you don't mind snaking your lines under the trailer. Sewer caps are on both sides; however. Couldn't ask for a better view and the river was very nice and clean, but it got noisy on the weekend from the Garner State Park crowd that is just across from the RV park. Sites not quite level side to side, but ours was remedied by our 2 inch blocks. Fore and aft was fine. Very nice small store on site and nice small restaurants in Concan and Leakey. Staff was friendly, but did charge an extra $2 for WiFi - wish they would add it in beforehand so it wouldn't seem like an "extra" charge. Water pressure and electric service were quite adequate. Verizon didn't work very well, but AT&T was fine.

Date of Stay:

What a wonderful park! Extremely congenial hosts checked us in and escorted us to our site and helped us back in. Beautiful, quiet area in the tall pines. Centrally located to tour the Black Hills. We had good electric power and water pressure, but never ran the a/c - ran the heater instead! They even deliver firewood to your site. Only down side is no cable - I did manage to snake a long cable to our dish and get it between the pines for service. Good Wi-Fi service. We would sure like to come back!

     

Limon KOA

Limon, Colorado

Date of Stay:

The hosts seemed indifferent to our choosing to stay at their KOA. Sites were level enough to where we did not have to unhook. Electric power was marginal according to our meter, but water pressure was quite high. Use your water regulator here. We might have stayed elsewhere, but there isn't much else close by. We'll probably come back next time through as it is good enough for overnight.

Date of Stay:

We checked in and found the hosts to be very cordial. We were guided to our site and the gentleman stayed to be sure we could hook up okay. Some traffic noise but we ran the a/c and didn't mind it. Voltage was marginal according to our meter as everyone was running the a/c in the Texas heat. Water pressure was good. Not a lot of shade or grass, but this is an arid part of Texas. Somewhat unusual layout as this probably was formerly a mobile home park, but no problem getting in or out. Coffee and donuts in the morning! We stayed overnight going north and coming back south and will certainly come back.

Date of Stay:

We were in the full hook-up section which had cable TV which is really nice! Water pressure was good as was electric service. However, sewer connections were above grade and unusual. Good birding location with two bird blinds with water features. We had a pair of elf owls visit our campsite (number 6) for 3 nights in a row at dusk which was a big hit with us and our fellow campers. Excellent food at the Black Bear Restaurant at the Lodge. Each staff member with whom we had contact was absolutely great. We plan on returning!

Date of Stay:

We are return visitors to the Lost Alaskan. Excellent location just north of Alpine. Very nice hosts on check-in, and a guide to your site. And the gentlemen stayed to make sure we were adequately situated. Sites were gravel, but level, electrical service very good, water pressure very adequate. Nice quiet park and a good base for visiting the area. One down side is that all the sites face west. Loved the trees in this arid part of the world!

Date of Stay:

Being from hot and dry central Texas, we enjoyed our stay because it was cool, the grass was green, and we had a cooling shower of rain nearly every day. No cable, so bring your dish: no problem in getting a signal. Nice trees everywhere. We initially didn't like the face to face sites on the east side (30 amp sites), but it was nice to chat with our neighbors. Many repeat visitors here and all park residents we met were friendly and cordial. Office not always staffed, but a park host was always available. Very quiet and restful park. Sites were gravel, level, and with adequate room. A nice small cafe and a small convenience store can be found in Mayhill. We would certainly come back.

Date of Stay:

We are repeat visitors here! Very friendly staff and very nice facilities. Even has cable tv! We especially liked the ranger education programs and the bird watching at the Interpretive Center. We seldom rate a campground a 10, but this one is deserving!

Date of Stay:

We are repeat overnight visitors here each year going north and back south. We return because of the friendly and accommodating hosts and the pull through sites. Escort to your site. Park appears to have started as a mobile home park that converted to RV's, but that gives plenty of room. Easy off and on the Interstate, but that means some noise. We ran a/c, so no problem. Trees are scattered and grass is sparse, but this is an arid part of the world. Sites are level. Water quality and pressure were good. Most importantly, the electric power level was "in the green" according to our voltage meter, even when everyone pulled in and started their a/c's in the 100 degree heat! Big Tex Steakhouse is near and worth a try! Free coffee and donuts in the morning.We will certainly come back.

Date of Stay:

After looking at other RV parks nearby, we decided Monte Verde was by far the best. Location is in a beautiful valley with views of mountains in any direction. Quiet in the evening. This is a small "Mom and Pop" park with fewer amenities that would routinely be found in larger parks. Spaces were a little close together which worked out okay as we were able to sit in the evening shade of the camper next to us. Water pressure and quality were good; however, power fell below safe levels according to our voltage meter during the afternoons when everyone had air conditioners running. The delightful couple who ran the park were the friendliest and most accommodating folks we have ever dealt with. Escort to the site and excellent tips on local points of interest. Even loaned us several books on local history from their small library. Nearby Angel Fire offers a splendid small grocery. We would certainly come back again.

     

Raton KOA

Raton, New Mexico

Date of Stay:

Very nice hosts who gave us escort to our site. Sites were wide, level, and long so we didn't have to unhook. Trees, grass, and shade were sparse, but this is an arid part of the world. Ice cream offered in the evening, pancakes in the morning. Minimal road noise at night. Water pressure and quality was good, but power fell below safe levels when everyone pulled in and turned on the a/c in the 90 plus temperature. Nice nearby restaurants and refueling opportunities. We would certainly come back again.

Date of Stay:

This is the first 10 rating I have given and it is well deserved! The Park Staff were absolutely great and treated us like old friends. The park is on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert and their rainy season doesn’t start until July, so park was dry, but this is arid west Texas. We were in the full hook-up section which even has 49 TV channels! Most sites have shade trees or shelters. We had no cell service until we drove up the mountain to the overlook, but didn’t miss it! About 6 javalinas came out from under the RV one morning as we were sat down to coffee, deer wandered to within 40 feet of us. There are two bird-watching areas set up in the park and we were not disappointed. Lunch at the lodge was excellent! We recommend the nearby McDonald Observatory’s Twilight and Star Parties, and also the botanical garden at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute southeast of Ft Davis. The park was clean, the staff periodically checked the area, we felt safe, and we loved our stay.