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Very friendly and interesting. Check out the exotic bird enclosures! The pool was closed when we were there, and the pull through sites were a little tight. But everything was well kept, with large clean restrooms. Fair Verizon service and 22+ channels of free TV on the bat wing antennae. Our very reasonable price reflects the Good Sam discount.

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We enjoyed this small, friendly park. The sites were small but manageable. Hosts very friendly & helpful; very good Verizon service. The bathrooms were small but clean, and the location was excellent -- you could walk or bicycle anywhere in town.

     

Oxbow Park

Byron, Minnesota

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This place is like a dream. Beautiful park! Small but attractive campground, great little zoo with well cared for animals, a pretty river and lots of hiking. The newer restroom building is also the storm shelter, and very well-built indeed. For a county park this is good as it gets. Lots of antenna TV, fair Verizon reception. 8 miles to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic. We would definitely return if we had the chance.

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Beautiful park. Restrooms ok, (no hand soap), showers were great with fierce water pressure! Hang on to your toupee. Nice collection of TV channels with batwing antenna, including PBS. Verizon access good. Excellent nature trails and lots of wildlife. Another excellent COE park.

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Tough times here. The nice camp hosts tried very hard, but they don't have much to work with. There are little ponds and streams through out the park, but they are mostly empty because of the drought. Many permanent guests; few RVer's. Lots of roaming dogs and cats. Cable TV didn't work, but we had 12 channels using the batwing. Verizon coverage was fair. The laundry, toilets and showers were in a quonset type building, 4 unisex toilet/shower stalls had no sinks or toilet paper(?!) There was one sink near the end of the stalls, near the laundry. Unless you're pretty hardy, you might want a self-contained rig to stay here. The nightly rate is WAY too high.

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A little dusty, as previously noted - but so is most of Texas in this drought. Decent sized sites. At $21.00 this place was a good deal at Canyon Lake. If you are towing & can't back up, you might want to park at the office and walk thru to check out the campground. We found a dead end street after we'd turn down it. Fair Verizon coverage, several channels of TV with the rooftop antennae. We would stay here again.

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Cash only in this RV park. Large, level sites. Like a big gravel parking lot. Full hook-ups. There was cable; we didn't use it. The washrooms and showers were locked at 5:00 pm, and management told us they were unavailable. Laundry worked OK. We would not stay here again.

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Nice park, but we drove by yesterday (29 Sept. 2010) and it is closed indefinitely.

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A mile or so north of town, at the west end, this RV/trailer park is a good deal. Level sites with shade. Electric and water only as far as we could tell, but the hosts were very friendly and attentive. We were probably the only transients, but everybody was pleasant. They are not in Trailer Life guide, but the host said she is working on a website for the park. We would stay again.

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A level, gravel parking lot, but it works. We had a picnic table and electric only for $22 with Good Sam discount. Free WiFi which we did not use. It's a few bucks more for full hookup (sewer and water) and more money yet if you want the cable TV: right around $30. We find this multi-tiered pricing aggravating. There is a tent area, and a 'no hookup' place for RVer's. Streets are big and wide, but once parked your neighbors are VERY close. A nice laundry room is near the office. The toilets are open 24 hours, but the showers are available only when the office is open; from 7-10 am and from 2 -9 pm. The park is convenient to many services, and close to I-25.

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A very nice park with open, sweeping vistas. Big back-in sites. Lots of boaters and ATV's here, but everyone was courteous and friendly. Excellent dump station, near the park check-in. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset over the lake, (reservoir) which was just behind our motorhome, and the Black Hills are close by to the south. While there are some trees around the lakeshore, this is open, rolling prairie, but very pretty. The central bathhouse had excellent private showers, but no lights that we could find on the toilet side. Bring a flashlight. We would camp here again.

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This is one of our favorites. Plenty of room with blacktop parking, all sites have full hookups including sewer. Mostly flat, open RV park but the trees are finally starting to grow! Pretty wetland area meanders through the park; a lot of water and lots of ducks and geese when we were here. Good fun. One large bathroom/showerhouse for a campground this big (287 sites) might seem a little dicey, but it works ok. We've never had to wait. Shower stalls during our last stay, were a little less than spotless, but it was a busy week. If you put up the little flag at the end of your site, the shuttle bus will pick you up for a 'free' ride to the big casino. Buses every 5 minutes, 24 hours. Several very good restaurants at the casino. Car wash and large RV wash on site, plus a service bay for motorhome oil changes. VERY helpful folks at oil change facility; a great deal. We brought our own oil and filter; they charged us $12 to change it! Gas rig, of course. The Hinckley fire museum in town (2 miles) is worth a visit. The casino/RV park is 1 mile east of I-35, and at the interchange are lots of fast food places, gas stations, etc., also a multiplex theatre about a mile from the resort. This is a class act and a good deal.

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Pretty, wooded sites with lots of amenities for a National Forest Service campground. Very nice bathrooms/showers, helpful folks at office. Many sites pretty tight for bigger rigs. Ok beach. Fall is a 'brown' lake (tinted by tannin in the water) with a very popular boat launch. Large, attractive group areas. Little or no TV service with antennae; Verizon broadband service mediocre at best. You are in the boonies here; stock up in Ely on the way out.

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A nice, slightly out of the way state park. Has lots of big trees, many birds. Bathrooms need a little updating but were functional. Iowa arboretum is very close. Also, it's close to Ames, Iowa where there is plenty to do. Iowa state parks are a great deal and we would stay here again.

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A pretty, oasis-like park some distance outside of Roswell. We had heard bad things from New Mexico folks about Roswell, but found the town attractive and vibrant. Didn't see any aliens, though. The 'bottomless' lakes at the park have deep blue water and are in a small chain, with desert in between. There is good walking and bicycling. It was too cold to swim when we were here, but the beach at the campground was very nice. Some TV with antennae, plus ok Verizon broadband. We would certainly camp here again.