About Veteran family of 4 w-dogs

Recently retired from the Marines, and after being in the field for 23 years, I miss camping. So now I am enjoying the experience with my family and dogs.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Cedar Hill State Park, Cedar Hill, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for a couple of days. The area was not bad, the park was clean, and the trails were taken care of. Really enjoyed the Penn Farm area, and did not do any fishing. Swimming was closed, and one of the larger camping grounds was closed. There is an Ant problem, and we actually went to Walmart (only 8 min away) to buy more ant stuff just to make sure we did not get infested. Will I be going back, probably not. Sites were OK, nothing to get excited about, they did have 50 amps and sewer. But, I was really disappointed watching very large campers trying to get into tiny spots because a pop up camper, or a tent took a large parking space. There were entire areas with 30 amps for pop ups and even tent camping. Bring Ant poison with you, I knew they had a problem but did not know how bad it was until we got there. We had to put it all the way around just to make sure they did not crawl into the trailer or truck. It wasn't fun. The picnicking areas are not always near the parking spots, at least ours was not and there was not enough room to have a table or sitting area for dinners out side. BTW 209 & 208 are perfect if you have two families who are camping together, our picnic tables were very close to the point we might as well have eaten together. Not what you are looking for when you want to get away. Also, you could hear more of the highway traffic when you sat outside than you did crickets. Just wasn't super impressed with the experience, the grounds, or the amenities. We camped at Cedar Hill State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
209
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Juniper Point COE, Gordonville, Texas

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean park, good hiking (it does have some over grown areas after about 5 miles into the trail.) Newly renovated sites, and same with showers. The west side had a boat ramp, dump station, a pier for fishing, and lots of space for kids to play. Will go back in a heart beat. We camped at Juniper Point COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D004
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Take fire ant poison, they were really bad but then again, it's Texas. We also had to pick up additional mosquito spray. Town is very small, has a small gas station, and a dollar general. Nearest Walmart is 30 min away. Did not see ant places to eat, but we came for the peace and quiet which is what we found.

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