Date of Stay:
February, 2018 -
This RV park has pretty much recovered from Hurricane Harvey storm damage, but the rest of this area leaves much to be desired. The park management are super nice and go out of their way to make sure you are taken care of. The facility is in great shape and they are constantly working to make repairs and upgrades. All the hookups work well (WIFI sometimes slow but better than most RV parks). Sites are level with cement pads and fairly roomy. The roads leading to the sites can be narrow with difficult approaches for larger rigs and need potholes filled. My one complaint about the park is there is no recycling, but after checking around, there is no drop off center except in Corpus Christi! This is none of the park's fault, but the surrounding area is sad and depressing. Marinas and fishing piers are heavily damaged with debris in the water making it unsafe to boat or fish. Many parks are closed, or if open, the rest rooms and facilities are closed. Many businesses will never reopen or have rebuilt and abandoned their old building (a major Texas grocery chain in Rockport). It is very sad and to the outsider, it appears they have lost hope and pride. The debris left behind is the most depressing and lines all the roadways. One of the touristy souvenir shops in Aransas Pass has been abandoned and fenced off (with damaged merchandise strewn everywhere). I doubt any of it has been touched since the storm six months ago! The Rockport/Fulton/Aransas Pass/Aransas Port and surrounding areas are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. There are debris and eyesores everywhere you drive and look. Street signs are still missing so it is difficult to find your way around. Corpus Christi and Padre Island are beautiful and in pretty good shape. We've been spending most our time there. We camped at Drifters Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
November, 2017 -
This park was my first experience with KOA. They advertise superior standards, so I had higher expectations but was extremely disappointed. When I arrived, no one was in the office and I waited for fifteen minutes to check in. The assigned site was riddled with potholes, so I asked for another site. The other two sites offered were not much better. I requested one of the nearby sites that were in better shape but was refused. These sites were in the same price category and were unoccupied the entire three nights of our stay. I finally requested a shovel and spent half an hour shoveling gravel to avoid twisting an ankle. I was also overcharged from what my online reservation stated but decide not to argue due to the other issues. The very worst problem encountered was that I had taken the time and effort to sort recycle and placed it in the marked bins for that purpose. The next morning, all my items had been thrown in the trash dumpster! When questioned, the Manager stated he would check into it and get back to me. I was later told two different stories, first that the city stopped picking up recycle and second that there was trash present in the recycle bin so it was all thrown out. This seemed unlikely from what I had witnessed. Other circumstances showed that the Manager was being dishonest, and this fake recycling has been a regular practice of the Holbrook KOA. To their credit, the KOA Headquarters was very apologetic when I reported this incident but stated there was nothing they could do to have the fake recycle bins removed. Needless to say, I would not recommend staying at this park due to the poor service. We camped at Holbrook / Petrified Forest KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
The big attraction in Holbrook AZ is Jim Gray's Rock Shop. Do not miss the Petrified/Painted Forest National Park! A real gem that is unspoiled and uncrowded.
Date of Stay:
September, 2017 -
Unfortunately most of the sites are very narrow and/or short, have dips and slope. Most units had blocks to jack up one side or the front to level. Sites in the center are too narrow to use your awning and slides. Your neighbor's sewer connection is right next to your picnic table. Also beware that half their sites with electric are only 30 amp. We reserved a 50 amp site and were assigned site 31 two months ago when I made the reservation. When arriving we were sent to site 43 and didn't know it was 30 amp until after parking. When asked about why we were switched, I was told by the park manager that "you don't need 50 amp because you don't need to run both ac units". There were at least five other 50 amp sites empty but I was told they were not available to us even though we arrived at 3:30 PM. We were unable to level our rig after many tries and moving it several times. In desperation, I went back to the office and asked for another empty site and the request was denied. I sent a polite email to the park manager asking for an explanation. For my efforts I received a nasty phone message instead of an apology or some sort of restitution for the bad customer service. There are several other nice campgrounds in the area and you will be much happier there. We camped at Thousand Lakes RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
No decent grocery stores in this area so stock up before coming unless you want to pay 6 bucks for a small box of Cheerios. Many good restaurants here though. Capitol Reef NP is jaw dropping beautiful and worth the trip!