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First of all, lets stress that this park has no water to most of its sites and no sewer anywhere including no dump station. We supposedly had 50 amp power, but it couldn't support both of our ACs. It would brown out with low voltage when they were both on and our surge protector would drop us off the line to protect us. We ended up using one AC for the weekend. Also, there is no bath house or toilet facilities. They were there at one time, but were locked with Private on the doors. Some of the tent campers had special privileges and were using them, but we were told that people with 40 ft motorhomes didn't need bathrooms. Also, we were parked door to door with another camper. Our awning would have extended over the top of theirs could we have extended it. But we had a tree directly in front of our door. And to top that one off, we were told to share the single picnic table with these folks we didn't know. He had signs on his back deck explaining that this was a Low Tolerance park for alcohol usage, and that no campfires were allowed. Now this fellow was as nice as anyone could be, but I didn't even think about breaking any of his rules. He did have a camping spot on a very busy weekend and otherwise we would have been out of luck. But please understand what you are and are not going to get if you camp here. This was how it was for us, and I hope your experience will be better.

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This park is in the older part of town and is not immediately recognizable as a campground from the city street. It does have large KOA signage, but the building looks like a convenience store. You pull around back to register. The park is nice and clean with paved streets. The bath house was in the center of the facility, and not overly far away from anywhere in the park. At night they lock up the front gate to limit access from the street. You get a pass card to open the gate after 7PM. It was too early in the year to use the pool, but it looked nice. We were in the city, so our Verizon air card worked nicely, and wi-fi was available as well. We hooked up to the cable TV and found an abundance of channels. Some were even HD. Our satellite dish found the bird right off the bat as well, so we had lots of TV to watch. But like all city RV parks, this place is tight. We had no picnic table, as there simply isn't room for one in between the rigs. A small tree sort of blocked our door from the unit next door. We couldn't have extended our awning if we had wanted to. Wider sites are available for an extra fee, and they had a picnic table, but since this place was pricey even with the KOA discount, we opted to get by without. On the particular day that we parked in our site, they were resurfacing the road in front of our rig. We couldn't have left if we had wanted to in the morning. Hot asphalt was poured from dump trucks and it was several hours while they spread and rolled the road. That was OK since we purchased two nights, but we found it odd that they didn't inform us about the work. This is a good park for a city location near many attractions. The alternatives are many miles away, so we will be coming back when we need to stay in this area.

     

Abilene KOA

Abilene, Texas

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We had some trouble getting to this campground because there was a fire along the exit ramp and fire trucks had the frontage roads blocked. We could only wait patiently. This camp lies down in a wooded hollow south of the Interstate. I did not notice any adverse road noise, but we were mostly to the back of the property. Since it was winter, the trees didn't have leaves, so we connected with the satellite dish. Our Verizon air card connected to the internet nicely, but wi-fi was also available. This park was kind of tight with the trees, so I had to take it slowly around the roads which were gravel. The sites were also gravel but long enough to park the motorhome and the trailer that we were pulling. There were many long term campers in the main part of the campground, and they had a lot of stuff out in the areas between the rigs. That made it seem a bit junky. The store was clean and nicely stocked, and the people were good to us and courteous. We would more than likely stay again if we traveled along I-20 in the future.

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We are Escapee members, so the rate reflects the 50% discount. The membership is $60 a year, so it requires some discounts to get even. An old military camp on a dusty gravel parking area describes this park. Picnic tables are on concrete pads that have old metal roofs over them. Our hookups for electric were on the door side requiring us to string our cord under the coach. Our drivers side was parallel to the exit road and caused us to enjoy the gravel dust as everyone left the camp. Folks stay there while working in the area and leave the camp at all hours of the night and early morning, so sleep was disturbed by engines running while they warmed up, especially in the morning. The fellow that ran the place was really nice to us because we were members, and would have given us a better site if they hadn't been full. There was a group of campers that were some kind of a club having a party. They played loud music and bar-b-cued for several hours. Eventually they had drunk enough beer to begin to hoot and holler with the music, but since it was a week night, they broke up at about 9:30 with many of the visitors roaring out of the park in a cloud of diesel smoke and dust. Pecos is West Texas at its best!!!

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This is a winter destination snowbird park. Our rate reflects the monthly charge. You pay extra for electricity and trash and sewer. When they park you, it is assumed you will be staying for months on end, so they are very precise to get you aligned with everyone else. They are also careful to not allow you to run over the utilities which are located at the back of the lots. You may need cord and hose extensions, if you are not situated with your hookups on the left rear corner of your rig. As a winter destination park, they have all activities customarily available at these kinds of parks. Some of these activities do have small fees. This park has the nicest wood shop I have ever seen in any RV park. My wife enjoyed the sewing and quilt group as well. The park has gate guards that do check what your purpose is in the park, and restrict traffic after the late hours at night. We seemed secure for our 3 month stay. The park has its own post office that seems to be staffed with volunteers. The hours are somewhat restrictive as you can't pick up packages until the mail is put out in the boxes, about 11 AM. The office closes at 3 PM. Our site number was not our post office box number, but if you received UPS or FedEx, it had to have the site number on it. This was hard to explain to our relatives and vendors that were sending us things. All in all we enjoyed our stay here and have made specific site reservations for next year by putting down a $250 deposit. We have to reserve a pet area site as we have a small dog, and if you walk into areas that don't allow dogs, you will have a resident yell at you quite quickly. This is normal at all the parks we have stayed at here in Mesa in the past. While this park will work for an overnight stay, it is geared to the longer term folks in the winter.

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We have stayed here several times, and since we chose it again, we are well aware of its condition. It is like most KOA's in that it is pricey for an all gravel facility. It could also use some updating, but remains serviceable. It is somewhat close to the highway and the train track but not so close that it was an issue for us. I heard mostly a barking dog off in the distance outside of the park all night. The owner is very nice and immediately recognized we were repeat customers. He put us on the same spot as the year before, inquiring if we had any trouble the last time we were here. His store was clean and well stocked. The bath houses were also clean and well maintained. We drove over to the competing facility to have a look around, and decided quite quickly that the KOA was the right place to be camped! We will more than likely return next year if we travel I-40 into Arizona.

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This place is as nice as can be. Clean and well maintained. Everything worked and was convenient to the Interstate on the West side of town. With that said, there in lies the problem, it is too close to the interstate. Noise is very noticeable from the road and its traffic. I-40 is the main highway to anywhere out West, and the traffic doesn't die during the night. While we didn't take advantage of it, we were offered a free continental breakfast in the morning as well. We will stay here again on our way through Albuquerque, and run the A/C units at night to cover the road noise. The folks up at the office couldn't have been nicer to us!!!

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While we only stayed here one night, I'm not sure I would rate it a 3 like the former people did. We didn't eat any pizza since we expect it to be bad. We have our own wi-fi and satellite TV, so that wasn't an issue. And the hookups on our site worked flawlessly. This park is all blacktop roads that are wide and nice. The site pads are all concrete with landscaped areas in between. We do have a dog, and did pick up our droppings. We didn't have any left over droppings on our site from previous guests, but I agree that that increases the yuck factor on a campground where that is a problem. We will still stay here in years to come because it is set way back from the road and not noisy, and for the most part a clean experience as compared to the other alternatives around the town. We have stayed on the east side of town before and did not enjoy the airport and its activity one bit!

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As all the reviews state, this park is really nice, and we found the counter folks to be very friendly. We stayed two nights and had no problems what so ever. Yes, some of the lots are steep in their approach, but the center of the sites are level. Unhooking a 5ver might be an issue in the east end of the park. I agree that this is the nicest RV park we have found in the area. The drawback to staying here long term is the traffic noise on the interstates. The park is in the corner of adjoining roads and has noise from both of them. We ran the A/C units even though it was winter, just to cover the noise with fan noise. All roads are black top except the far west area, and most sites are concrete. The grass is nicely maintained and is on a watering system. We use this park every time we are in OK City !!!

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This lady is beyond nice, but becomes somewhat overbearing. There is no office but the owners live on site, and check you in from a golf cart. They would not take credit cards but wanted cash or check. It is basically a large gravel area along the fast moving river. Mostly under trees, it is shady. They have a number of camper cabins. I did feel she priced us based on our rig, and ability to pay. There was no bath house, but rather a door led into the back of their house. It had a couple of washers and one lavatory and shower. I did feel like I was intruding to use the facility, and did not return or ask again. For $40 bucks you would think you would have a public bathroom. The utilities were fine, and the location is really great to the newer part of town.

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We seem to stay here every time we pass through. It's water and electric and only 30 amp, but they have a dump station by the bathroom. For a city park it serves its purpose nicely. Under a heavy canopy of trees, the grass is sparse, and mostly the sites are dirt. The spots to the west are more grassy. This is along a small stream that is dammed into a lake. It is a pleasant place. The city cop comes around 8 PM and collects the fee. Its no frills but serves its purpose!

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If friendly office staff would make a campground, this place would be a 10. It is on the side of the hill above the Blue Mesa Lake. It is ten miles West of Gunnison. The roads are dirt! The dust is nasty. They stress driving slow to hold down the dust. Our site was gravel and somewhat level as it was terraced into the hill. The utilities were reliable. One strange thing we thought was that it cost $2 to take a shower. 8 quarters in a slide box like a washing machine. I thought showers came with camping! The Wi-Fi is really iffy if you are parked very far up the hill, and our Verizon air card had only one bar. We did stay connected but slow was an understatement. Many campers stay for months at a time, and lots of sites had park models on them. Some were not very new and generally less inviting. They did remove one of the older ones while we were there. The road to the West was mobile homes. There was a pavilion in the center of camp, that had country music singers on the weekend. They were quite pleasant, and we enjoyed the music. Something we didn't expect! This is somewhat of a fishing camp however. After all its on a lake.

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This is a typical big park in a highly touristy area. The sites are on top of each other, especially for big rigs. I had to be quite careful not to run over the sewer connections. Our lot was not even close to level, and required the full length of our leveler jacks to be even near level. The bathrooms were cleaned every day, but with so many folks using them, they suffered from sand being tracked into them. On a positive note they had food catered into the park for evening meals, which was a nice touch. It is just too many folks jammed into too small an area, otherwise nothing is really wrong. I sighed with relief however, as I pulled out.

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This is our second time staying here at Snowy Peaks. The folks here go out of their way to help you in any way. We were late in making our reservation and got a water and electric site only as that was all that was left. It was 30 amp power, but seemed adequate, as it powered all of our coach with the exception of the second air conditioner. It was not hot during our stay so that wasn't much of an issue. Our site was in a back corner, and much harder to back into, but the owner stayed right with me until we were comfortably parked. The roads are gravel, but were leveled with a tractor. We used the laundry which worked fine. We need to call ahead next time to get a sewer site, so we could stay longer. This park is centrally located to many area attractions.

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This park is very handy for the Mesa Verde national park. It is a president's award winner KOA and is landscaped nicely on sites by the office and to the East. It becomes more plain as you head West from the office. We were on an end row site which had utility poles very close to our rig. We were not able to extend our awning, and had a tree directly over our satellite antenna. The site sloped away to the South beyond our jacks ability to level the coach. The grounds are all gravel without any grass, if that is a concern. The utilities worked well and the staff was more than friendly. The park is well back from the road, and noise was not an issue.