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Big Meadows Campground, South Fork, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

I have camped here several times over the years. The camp has been closed for renovation and redesign (and for a major fire that closed the entire South fork area two years ago... but didn't touch the camp area). The sites look like new. The pit toilets are very clean. There are very scenic views of the lake and mountains from many of the sites. There is a camp host, and water and firewood are available at his site. The camp sports a beautiful little reservoir (stocked) and Big Meadows is really quite comfortable, but it is a "boondocking" experience (no hookups). You can reserve sites on http://www.recreation.gov/camping/big-meadows-del-norte/r/campgroundBookingWindow.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70537. We camped at Big Meadows Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 21
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Location is 40 minutes from Pagosa Springs (over Wolf Creek Pass) and Creede (in the other direction), only 20 minutes from South Fork, and less than an hour from Alamosa. There are some very nice restaurants (not fast food) in Pagosa Springs and South Fork, and you can rent a shower or laundry at several of the nearby private parks.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Big Meadows Campground, South Fork, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful campground for boon docking. It is nestled in a grove of evergreen trees adjacent to the Big Meadows Reservoir, a beautiful stocked fishing lake. But, they are redoing the entire campground. That includes drilling a new water well. The site's water quality has always been a problem, and this year, campers had to go off-site to get water. Sadly, the the campground will be closed for the entire 2010 camping season while this makeover is in progress. You can still fish the reservoir and hike the area's trails. We camped at Big Meadows Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Woodlake Park, Lake City, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $35.00
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We stayed here four nights. This park has quite a few regulars that return here every year; so, everybody seemed to know and be friendly to each other. We fit right in. They had a potluck dinner one night and live music on a another, we were invited (but not pressured) to join right in. We enjoyed the music. Bathrooms were heated and clean. WiFi was SLOW! My advice is to use the free high speed internet at the coffee house in town (but my Verizon card also worked. It was slow too). At times, the area was full of deer. I enjoyed my coffee one morning with a deer eating clover at my feet. The famous Alfred Packer Massacre site was nearby, but it was not much to look at. There's good fishing at Lake San Cristobal (just below the park). The nearby 58-mile-long "Alpine Loop" Jeep and ATV trail is a must see! Would I return? I'd be there now, if I didn't have to work. We camped at Woodlake Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Oasis RV Resort, Amarillo, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $17.00
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Just like everybody else here, I simply love this park and stayed here twice this trip. It is an excellent park for on overnight quick in, quick out, stay. Nice, friendly, helpful proprietors run the place. Tthe park is very clean, and has a pool and a hot tub poll. It's close to restaurants on the west side of Amarillo. There's cheap gas available down the block. Oasis is almost adjacent to the world famous "Cadillac Ranch" attraction. My only knock on the place is that there is a nearby feedlot or cattle transfer station, and when the wind is just right, you can pickup a whiff of the "smell of life!" I was OK with it on the evening that happened, and I will return here again. Oasis RV Resort is an excellent value! We camped at Oasis RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
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Dallas Northeast Campground (formerly Dallas Northeast/Caddo Mills KOA, Caddo Mills, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $35.00
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The afternoon we arrived at this campground, it was 104 degrees, on the hottest day of the year, but our camping spot was nestled under a small grove of trees that afforded quite a bit of shade and protection from the sun. The shade and our AC made our stay there much more comfortable. The park was out of sight (but not out of hearing) of nearby Interstate 30. The staff was courteous and helpful. The restrooms and showers were clean. The park had a small, saltwater pool with a splash pad (fountains) for kids to play in. It was not overcrowded. There is a small, stocked fishing lake/pond (about the size of a football field), and three of the camper cabins backed right up to it. Their back patios hung over the water, and you could fish from them. We did not use the wireless internet. There were some long-term campers... mostly located on the other side of the campground. We did not consider their sites too "junky". This is not a huge mega-park, just a little family-run operation. Generally, we were pleased with out stay and would return again. We camped at Dallas Northeast Campground (formerly Dallas Northeast/Caddo Mills KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

A to Z Guest Ranch, Octavia, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $20.00
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This is a guest ranch, not an RV park. Once you manage to navigate a mile of nasty gravel road to get in, you are rewarded with a very nice hidden camp. This is a family run place, and once you stay there you do feel like part of their family. They'll even cook meals for you (extra cost), and you eat with their family. You can purchase trail rides and maybe ATV's too. Site is in a valley between high hills, very pretty. It is very close to center of the Talimena Scenic Drive. We did not have the best site. It was set back in a corral area; so there were some issues with flies and smells (it is a horse ranch, right?). We will go back and try another site at another time. Fall should be awesome here. We camped at A to Z Guest Ranch in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Fort Amarillo RV Resort, Amarillo, Texas

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $27.00
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This was another overnight stop, made on our way home. This place was crowded, but offered much more amenities than we required. Our site had a small tree and picnic table. We showered in the big shower/restaurant facility. It was very nice. We didn't use the pool or hot tub (again, it was late), but they did have a lot of very nice amenities. We did eat at the free continental breakfast the next morning. They had a first-rate store on site. Restaurants and gas were close by. It was just off the freeway (without seeming near the freeway), which was what we needed that night. We camped at Fort Amarillo RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
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Clayton Lake State Park, Clayton, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $14.00
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We arrived late, after dark, but easily found a campsite, with hookups. When we awoke we were pleasantly supressed to find we were camped near a cliff at the edge of a pretty little quarry-looking lake. This was just an overnight stop for us; so we didn't stay long, but we would go back again. The place was clean and looked like it had just been remodeled. Each site had a covered metal picnic table. Most sites are on or overlook the lake. Nice views! We didn't use the toilet/shower facilities, but did make a stop at a very clean pit toilet. The State park is down a small two lane road, 10 miles from Clayton, which makes it just a bit remote. We camped at Clayton Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
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Big Meadows Campground, South Fork, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $16.00
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Loved this place! We camped here three nights. There are no hookups, but the water faucets near the pit toitets can have hoses screwed onto them. This allows you to fill your water tanks before parking. The sites are heavily wooded and the camp elevation is over 9,000 feet. Sites include a picnic table and fire ring. Aspen firewood can be purchaesed from the camp manager. The sites are adjacent to Shaw Lake. It is pretty and stocked with rainbow trout. There are hiking/horse trails on both sides of the lake. We were only 3 miles from the highway and 7 miles from Southfork for shopping, restaurants and showers. Lots of wildlife. Fishing was great and we had a 10-point buck deer visit our site. This was boondocking at it's best! We camped at Big Meadows Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Oakdale Park, Glen Rose, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $15.00
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This is an older park located near downtown Glen Rose, maybe a bit worn but very comfortable. It has grass covered sites and some sites have big trees for shade. There are some picnic tables. There are some tent sites.There are many cabins for rent. The place has lots of kids. There is a huge pool called the "Oakdale Plunge", which costs extra on weekends ($10 a day), but is free on some weekdays for campers. The park is across the street from the city's "Big Rocks Park", which was strewn with big boulders, along a little river to swim and wade in. It was just a short drive to restaurants and shopping. We camped at Oakdale Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines (formerly Whispering Pines RV Reso, Tyler, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $25.00
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This is a very kid friendly place! Lots of kids here. It looked like several family reunions were going on when we visited. It was our first camping experience in the new trailer. There are two pools (one just for adults), miniature golf course and lots of other activities. It was Elvis night, with a catered dinner and movie (for a small extra charge). There was a store. Lot's of full-timers live here, but our site was a bit bland and had no picnic table, but we ate out at a local restaurant and had a nice time. This place is located near Tyler State Park. We camped at Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines (formerly Whispering Pines RV Reso in a Travel Trailer.

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