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This was our 5th year staying at Elk Meadow. We love the location next to RMNP and the really nice people there. They have a new General Manager who is very visible and very helpful. He came by our RV twice to check on us. We stayed on the "G" row, which has an unobstructed view of the mountains so it is a little more costly. Our site was a little unlevel but the auto-leveling system in the the new 5er handled it easily enough. However what do you expect, you are camping in the mountains so stuff is going to be unlevel. On our 3rd day there our truck suffered a catastrophic fuel system failure. It was going to take 7 to 10 days to get it repaired. The people at Elk Meadow were very understanding. Unfortunately the entire park was already booked up for the next week (100%) so we couldn't stay longer. The staff helped us find a "volunteer" to help move our RV to a dry storage area while the truck is being repaired. The staff is mostly Work-Campers so they are great and helpful people. Beautiful place and we will definitely stay there again.

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We stayed one night while passing through (going from Texas to Colorado). We usually stay at a different park in Lamar but decided to try this one since I heard it was under new ownership. Wow - what a mistake. First of all, the service was horrible. The kid (and I do mean kid - only about 13 years old) took my money and said OK - find a place and help yourself. I asked if could tell me which sites were empty so before I started driving around looking for one and he said he didn't know. I could see through the window that it was fairly full (not sure why). So I drove around looking for a site. The sites that were open were soggy wet and the water had been standing for a while so there is definitely a drainage problem. Plus the area smelled like sewer. (Yes, it is a horse motel, and that is a totally different smell.) The sites are very short and very close together. Finally it appeared they had installed new power pedestals and sewer hookups - kudos to them. The power pedestals were fine - no issues. However the sewer hookups are about 9 inches above the dirt. The sewer hookup on my RV is fairly low and near the front of my rig. Since my site was unlevel I had lowered the front of my rig to even it up. That made the sewer hookup almost uphill. Needless to say I didn't get my tanks dumped well before I left. We will NOT stay there again.

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We truly enjoyed our stay at Wagon Master RV Park. We stayed for 3 nights while our daughter was at UNT orientation down in Denton, TX. We met the owners who are delightfully nice people. The RV park is also an alpaca farm, which is very cool. When they feed the alpacas in the evening (about 8 PM) they will let you go with them and you can help feed and pet the animals. Neat experience and very lovable creatures. The sites are all fairly large and not cramped on top of each other. The roads are wide and gravel covered. The entrance area was a little rough but understandable due to all of the rain that has fallen in the last few months in North Texas. We will definitely stay there again as we go up to the Denton area to visit our daughter while she attends UNT.

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Stayed a few nights visiting family in the area. It was wet and rainy so mud and water everywhere. Backed up to the river for a nice view.

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Spent Thanksgiving week and weekend at Garner for the 7th year in a row. Great place and beautiful scenery. This year we had great weather as well. This time we were in the Rio Frio area (Site #461) - we usually stay in the Shady Meadows area. The park rangers definitely need to do a little maintenance on low hanging limbs throughout the park. In multiple places I was worried about the limbs dragging down the roof of my RV.

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Absolutely awesome place. We stayed in one of the front left sites that had a little more room than the sites in the rear. Beautiful location, nice people and a great location for exploring the Durango area. The showers and restrooms were great. This is now on our all time favorite places to stay. Highly recommended.

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The perfect place for a one night stop over while traveling through the Texas Panhandle. This was our second time staying at Overnight RV Park. The owners are great. We arrived late, but they had an envelope with all of my information in it on the late arrival's board. A little dated on the facilities, but everything is clean and in good working order. Sites are level and a little close, but easy to get in and out of with our 40 foot 5th wheel. Definitely will stay there again as we traverse the great state of Texas to get to Colorado.

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Wow what a great place to stay. Beautiful location and great landscaping in the resort. Hands down the nicest RV resort we have ever stayed in. However, it is a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. On the negative side, the young lady that registered us was extremely rude and had no interest what so ever in helping us. The resort is huge and very little assistance is giving on helping you get to your site. She basically just handed me a map and said bye. The sites are large with plenty of space. We were in the "club" spaces near the recreational area. Finally, the restrooms and showers were a little disappointing. There is only one commode in the men's rest room. The showers are very small. I am a small person and the shower stall was tight. A larger person will have trouble just moving their arms to dry off. The restrooms are always hot. We were there in July and the restrooms were in the mid to high 80's all the time. All in all, a very nice place. I few issues, but nothing is perfect. We will definitely stay there again!

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Definitely the best place in Montrose. I gave the review a 7, because of 2 reasons. First, the spaces are very tight! Very tight for an RV with slides. Second, all of the RV areas are a giant dust bowl. Not a stitch of grass where the RV's are located. Now the area around the office and the mini-golf area has some very nice grass. There is some shade around the RV areas, especially if you are in the center of the park and not on the edges. It is an ok place to stay. I don't know that I would stay there again, but this more to do with the Montrose area (not our favorite place in Colorado) vs the RV park itself. The facilities were all in good working order and clean. The laundry room is a little small (only 3 washers and 3 dryers). The owners are very nice people.

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Santa Fe Skies is a very nice place. The sites are a little tight but the facility has a great location and is extremely well maintained. The only real negative was the lack of cable TV. It is about 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. The bathrooms and showers were clean and updated. There is a nice walking trail around the entire park with some nice views of the mountains. The owners were very nice and helpful. Great place and we would definitely stay here again. Santa Fe is a great town to visit as well.

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Not a destination place, but good enough for a night or two when visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Carlsbad is a dusty little town with very little in it. The KOA park is really far north (about 20 minutes north of town) and is not convient to anything. However, it is by far the nicest place in Carlsbad. The entire place is all gravel: not one stitch of grass. The hookups all worked (power, water, sewer and cable TV). The pool was clean and small but it cooled us off since it was 109 when we got here. One lady in the office was very nice and very pleasant. The other lady was almost mean and very grouchy. The way she talked to the other person working there was embarrassing. I would stay here again if I were ever in Carlsbad, but I have no intention of ever going to Carlsbad again.

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We just spent 3 days and 2 nights at Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit. Some aspects of the park were great - others were not hence a rating of 7. At one time, this was a very nice state park. On the positive side, the park scenery is very beautiful with large, level RV sites all of which have 50AMP service. All of the RV sites were back-in and the road conditions were very good. The area around the day use areas and camping loops was freshly mowed and maintained. All in all, the park is very quiet and peaceful. There is an abundance of wildlife in the park (deer, rabbits, birds, wild hogs, etc.). On the negative side, it is obvious that the park is not being well cared for as a general statement. The bathrooms, while clean, were in bad need of repair and updating. All of the hiking trails needed maintenance and especially mowing. One of the hiking trails we traversed had a massive tree down that had been there for a quite a while. The bird blind and bird sanctuary was no longer being maintained. All ranger programs had been canceled. The South Shore Unit, which is primarily a day use and boat launch facility, has all but been abandoned. There are no rangers at the main entrance (self-pay) and with no mowing or maintenance around the picnic areas. Most of which were being taken over by over-growth. Finally, I have to comment on the friendliness of the park staff. We travel to lots of Texas State Parks and almost never had anything bad to say. The staff at this park were a little on the unfriendly side providing one word answers and almost no interaction with the campers. This place was obviously a great state park for bird watching and viewing a while back but no longer. We saw about 22 different species but did most from the road. It is a shame it is in the state it is in. Other information that didn't influence the review but is useful. There is no Verizon signal in the park. Highway 72 from Three Rivers to the park is in rough shape due to all of the big rigs heavily using the roads for the local shale oil development. Finally, loads of bugs in the mornings and evenings - take your bug spray We enjoyed our trip due to the bird watching and wildlife but won't be returning.

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We love GRSP. This was our 3rd trip there in the last 5 years. Since we have had a little rain this spring in Texas, everything was green with lots of wildflowers and the river was flowing well. We stayed in site 69 which was a little tight for our 40 foot 5th wheel (with 4 slides). We didn't have enough room to let out our awning. Lots of birds. My wife kept track and we saw about 39 different types of birds. We took a hike with the Park Interpretive Ranger on Sunday morning and it was awesome. Will definitely return.

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This was our second stay at Elk Meadow in Estes Park. We just love Estes Park and RMNP. Elk Meadow has a great location. However, I do believe the condition of the park has deteriorated since our stay in 2011. The grounds, roads and sites were in horrible shape. The roads and sites were full of holes and wash outs. The grass needed mowing around the sites. The bathrooms were not dirty but they were not overly clean either. The hot water in the bathrooms was non-existent. I try not to be too negative but for the price you pay at this place it should kept up much better. If were $25 a night I would be much less critical. All of this is really ashamed as the location is perfect for exploring Estes Park and RMNP. A few simple actions by the owners would make this such a nice place: - grade the roads and bring in more gravel - grade the sites and mow the grass - do some renovation on the bathrooms (update the facets and shower heads, bigger hot water heater, replace the floor in the bathroom) - a big time cleaning with a pressure washer of the entire bathroom. We will hesitate to stay there again unless improvements are made.

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I love the name of this park: Overnite. It is perfect if you are passing through Amarillo, Texas. It is easy to find: easy to get in and out of. The owners are also the managers: nice people. It has all of the necessities. I think there a few permanent residents here. The sites were easy to find and get in an out of. It was well groomed and clean. My only complaint was the toilets in the bathroom. Both of the ones that I used were so wobbly, I felt like I was going to make it fall over. Definitely an easy fix if someone would just take the time to do it. Great place for one night stop. We would not hesitate to stay here again.