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Upon checking in, I asked the mgr. if there were any tree issues, but all he mentioned was the grass was very tall....VERY tall! I tried to fit my 45 ft. Motorhome in several sites, but all were too narrow and branches scratched my rig. I trimmed up all 4 trees on site #2 and then discovered there was no power! So I trimmed up another site after scratching my rig some more and finally got situated. After an hours' work, I asked the mgr. for a small discount and he refused. This place is an absolute dump! Not worth the 27 bucks he charged me.....save your time and money on this one.

     

East Fork COE

Wylie, Texas

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Been staying here the past 5 years and have seen this park deteriorate terribly. For some reason the Corps does not put any money into the operations or maintenance. Grass is only mowed 3-4 times a year, 3 large 20' diameter potholes have been getting worse over the last 3 years. Last time I had to drive out against the one way traffic to avoid them...sad. The entire road system needs replacing, along with re-grading to eliminate water around water and electric pedestals. A new bathroom/ storm shelter has recently been installed, perhaps solving the bath issue, but there's never any money to maintain anything. Tree limbs block road access unless you want to be scratched. The manager is now imposing the 14 day rule, so campers have to leave after 2 weeks, so the park sits virtually empty 'till the next public holiday. Why would anyone want to chase campers out so there's no revenue? Answer: Fed. Gov't campgrounds. It's now so bad I had to leave and find another place. Don't want to go back, even though this place used to have so much to offer. Camp here at your own risk!

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What a wonderful park! Wish more parks were this good. Sites are some of the most spacious I've seen, are level, and hookups are well-placed and work well. WiFi is one of the best I've encountered, so didn't have to use the MiFi. CG hosts are extremely friendly...a great base camp for exploring the nearby ghost town of Bannack. Would definitely stay here again.

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Nice little park. Mostly full of seasonals with grassy waterfront sites for transients. Owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Great access with no trees. WiFi worked good. Would stay here again.

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Nice, family-oriented park, but I was extremely disappointed with the park's electrical service. Before hooking up and with NO load from my motorhome, the pedestal voltage only read 114 volts. After trying to turn on one A/C unit, it dropped to 102 volts! Needless to say, I could not use any A/C even though it was over 90 degrees inside the motorhome. We did get the microwave to work with a strange sound; not sure how much damage I did to it. I probably should have gone back up to the office to complain, but I had already been up there to get another site since the initial one was way too short for my 45 ft. motorhome. The owners were not the least bit friendly and didn't seem to care--just going through the motions. Would I stay here again? No way!

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All I can say is "WOW!" I'd considered each of several CG's in this area, using this site and Google Aerial photos, thinking they all looked the same. Was I surprised. This owner has only been here a bit over a year and he and his son have completely re-configured the old park. He's taken out half the sites, making the new ones 40 ft. wide with beautiful landscaping and concrete pads between them. EVERY bit of the park is covered with crushed rock, eliminating the dust factor. Beautiful concrete fire rings for a superb fire experience. None of the parks here have a VZ signal, but this park has a VZ hotspot where a cellular signal can be accessed. AT&T signal works fine here. And the WiFi, well, after 5 years on the road, this is the fastest signal I've experienced and it reaches ALL OVER the park. A number of sites have nice shade trees, but most all sites allow satellite TV reception. Great views of the surrounding mountains! Just for grins, today I drove through some of the other nearby parks and now know I picked the best park in the area. BTW: when was the last time you found an owner who personally met you, led you to your site, and helped you unhook and set up camp?

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Nice, clean park but: packed in like sardines. They really have maxed out space utilization and because all spaces are constantly utilized, there is little breathing room. Price is high, but not much else around: location, location, location. Staff is nice. Next time I'll try someplace else.

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Great, well-maintained park. Ample space between level sites. A number of trees in the park, but no problem with satellite signal. Verizon service is great. Park Wi-Fi was excellent. Friendly staff; would definitely stay here again. Great Grist Mill Bakery Restaurant nearby.

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This park is actually named " Fairway RV Park", operated by the State Fair. Clean, well-maintained park with little to no other campers and easy access. Don't worry about a reservation. Sites are of grass and with a seemingly never-ending sprinkling system. I found the ground to be a bit soft for a heavy motorhome, but no fear of getting bogged down. Price recently went to $20 and you simply put your money in a pay box honor system style. Good water pressure, Verizon service excellent; Walmart nearby. Dump station on site, too! Would stay here again.

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Park was full during the mine/power plant construction, but not much traffic through this town these days. Still, was quite serviceable for visiting Donosaur Nat'l. Monument. Dusty, but with good power and water pressure. VZ service was OK: just on the edge of their area of coverage. Might stay here again, but I think the Quarry area of Dino Park was more interesting, so would opt to stay at the RV park in Jensen UT where more services are available.

     

East Fork COE

Wylie, Texas

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This is the only decent CG available on the east side of DFW. Lots of room, quiet and services available nearby. No sewer as with most Corps parks, but they just increased the daily rate from $18 to $30. For this you get no sewer, broken restrooms/showers and long grass with very poor maintenance. Apparently the gov't belt-tightening is reaching this park, but not all other Corps parks.

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Probably best CG in this area and convenient for touring the Bourbon area. Great amphitheater in town, restaurants, etc. Park was just average overall, good owners, etc. Good spacing between sites, level grades and all gravel park. Would stay here again.

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Pretty nice CG, but in the WRONG part of town! Very difficult to find. Still, we had no issues with vagrants coming through. All paved/graveled sites with new and modern office, nice helpful staff. Price was a little steep, considering the neighborhood. Would stay here again if necessary.

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OK, large park with questionable value. One of staff was grumpy and insisted we pull forward AWAY from sewer/electrical hookups. Narrow gravel roads, but lots of room to turn on grass with no trees. Weak internet signal, but Verizon signal was good. Convenient for visiting the Amana colonies.

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Located on a ridge of a farm between a cornfield and small river. Pretty crudely-built with VERY narrow "tracks" and steep grades, not proper roads and with limited gravel. Rained the AM we were to arrive, but the owner wouldn't let me out of my reservation, saying I could get my 45 ft. MH up the hill onto the site. Had to turn on uneven grassy areas and back down the track about 300 ft. to the site. VERY many tent campers on both side of us kept boom boxes going 'till past midnight-the owners seemed nice enough, but no noise enforcement! It's OK if this kind of camping suits you, but next time I'll find another place, if I can.