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Part-time RVer with a love for Texas State Parks and National Parks.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Oasis RV Resort, Amarillo, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed one night traveling back to Austin, Texas from Colorado. Oasis is a very well done RV Park - wide roads, level sites, fully paved, 50 AMP and sewer plus cable TV. The down side is it is in Amarillo which smells like cow dung when the wind is blowing. The park is well run and the management is great to deal with. We always stay here when passing through Amarillo. BTW - the park was full so reservations are advised. WiFi was slow but usable. T-Mobile signal was strong. Easy access from I-40 via exit 60. Great place to stop for the night. Call ahead for reservations as they are typically full. We camped at Oasis RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort, Estes Park, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I rated this park a 7 because they could do some little things to make it much better but after staying there for 7 years, they don't seem interested in improving it. This could be a world class top RV park easy. The sites are very unlevel and but wouldn't take much effort to fix. The G row which as the best views only has 30 AMP. There is no landscaping around the sites and full of prairie dog holes. The location is outstanding with wide drive ways and good site spacing. I truly wish they would invest some money and make this a nicer place. WiFi was slow and unusable but T-Mobile service was strong. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G-8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great access to RMNP and Roosevelt Forest.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Mountain Views at Rivers Edge RV Resort, Creede, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first trip to Creede, CO. We stumbled upon Mountain Views by accident and we are very glad we did. It is a beautiful park in a beautiful area. The owner is such a nice fellow with quite a vision for his RV Park and RV Resort. We stayed on the RV Resort side in site 258. I can't say enough positive things about this part - probably the nicest place we have ever stayed. The people there were extremely friendly (staff and other campers). The only compliant I have is that WiFi was screwed up and doesn't work well on the Resort side. The staff in the office doesn't explain the WiFi coverage area in the Resort very well during reservations. If you go to the laundry room area - the WiFi is fast and furious! Oh - the laundry room is huge with tons of machines. We will definitely stay there again. Oh - there is no T-Mobile service in Creede. Also you will need Satellite TV as there is no cable. We camped at Mountain Views at Rivers Edge RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
258
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass, Pavers
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great location in Creede and easy to access coming from South Fork or Lake City.

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Alpen Rose RV Park, Durango, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to stay. We stayed in one of the premium sites so we had plenty of room. Some of the regular sites looked very close together. It is a beautiful spot and very nice staff. The all you can eat breakfast is good and ready early! We camped at Alpen Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great place - we will definitely stay there again - best place to stay in Durango.

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Santa Fe Skies RV Park, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 3 nights at Santa Fe Skies. We had planned on two nights but our truck had an issue so we had to add another night. The staff was nice enough to extend our stay at the last minute and we had to move sites which was inconvenient but not a huge deal. They even allowed a late check out on our departure day. Some sites are a little tight and the roads need to be a little wider - IMO - to swing into some of the sites. Very dusty! We camped at Santa Fe Skies RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Aster 1
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Good place to stay but I don't like the cramped feel of the park. There is a walking trail around the entire park which is very nice.

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Twin Pines RV Park, Slaton, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

A quick stop over on our way from Austin, TX to Colorado. The staff was very friendly and the park is easy to access with wide pull throughs for an quick in and out. The sites are long enough that I don't have to unhook my truck from my 40 foot 5er. Definitely not a destination but a great stop over if passing through. We camped at Twin Pines RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Nothing - just a stop over headed up to Colorado.

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Lake Conroe / Houston North KOA , Montgomery, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this KOA for the Heartland Owners Club Rally of South Texas. The facility is huge and the sites are well spaced for a KOA. The grounds were well kept. We had good water pressure and electricity was solid at the site. (We were in site 110). Cable TV was very "snowy". T-Mobile cell signal was strong - 5 bars. The only thing I didn't like was the curb you had to drive up on to get into the site pad. It was about 3.5 inches tall - not sure what they did it that way. We would stay here again - nice place. We camped at Lake Conroe / Houston North KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
110
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Wagon Master RV Park, Sanger, Texas

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to stay when you are in the Denton area. We have stayed at Wagon Master a number of times with each experience being extremely positive. We love the alpacas and especially the alpaca guard dogs. You can't go wrong staying here. (WiFi can be a little slow but that is just typical of RV parks...) Thanks to the owners for always making our stay enjoyable!!

The pull through sites in the wagon wheel area are spacious. There only a few trees, so you get the full Texas sun. Each site has a picnic table, but there is no fire ring. Sewer connections are placed at the rear of some sites, so you might need a line extension. All the roads are gravel, but in relatively good shape. We camped at Wagon Master RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Fallbrook RV Resort, Houston, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

I had mixed feelings about this place. We never really visited Houston so we just wanted a place to stay - relatively close to downtown so we could explore the city and museums. FallBrook RV Resort is owned by a company that as 5 or so parks in the Houston area (www.qualityrvresorts.com). The facility was immaculate, gated, level sites, etc. However it is definitely in the ghetto. Wow. The first night we heard gun shots (off property). The second night was fully of sirens. So my negativity is purely on the location of the facility not the facility itself. There were a lot of permanent residents there. I was surprised at the condition of some of the RV's they allowed to stay there (broken axles hanging down, wall unit A/Cs stuck out of windows, units that you could tell couldn't roll if you drug them with a bulldozer.) Definitely won't stay there again. We camped at Fallbrook RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
105
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The facility is in a VERY rough part of town. Do not leave the gated area after dark. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. Better yet - find a different place to stay.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Overnite RV Park, Amarillo, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed one night as we were passing through the panhandle. It is not a destination but if you need somewhere to stay for one night - it is good enough. The price is good as well. There are issues at this park. First, roads are narrow and navigation requires some skill if you are over 30 feet long. Second, there is no WiFi at the park. However, it is right off of Loop 335 on the east side of town with plenty of restaurants and fuel stations just minutes away. The family that owns this place are super nice. We camped at Overnite RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort, Estes Park, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our 6th year staying at Elk Meadow. You can't beat the location. The sites are spaced fairly well - especially if you are on the "G" row. I wold have rated it a "7" if it were not for the beautiful area, views from the park, and the proximity to RMNP. There are problems. First, the roads are horrible and need a major upgrade. Second, due to some of the slopes on the hills, you can end up with a very unlevel site or a site where your sewer connector is much higher than your sewer outlet on your RV. Third, is the dust. Since the roads are not paved, the wind just creates dust storms that are almost unbearable if you are sitting outside. So: to the folks at Elk Meadow - please pave the roads, level the sites, and fix the height of some of the sewer connections. Once you do that you will truly have a world-class park that is worthy of a "10". We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
G8
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Despite my comments above, this is probably the best place to stay in Estes Park for a big rig.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort, Hill City, South Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed a week at Rafter J Bar. It is a very nice campground and appears to be well run. We were in the Line Camp area and my biggest complaint was the road noise from the highway. It wasn't horrible but at $65.00 a night, I would expect it to be a lot quieter. The WiFi never worked in our area the entire time we were there. Our site was level and my satellite dish was able to work well. I have T-Mobile as my cell carrier and I had very strong signal inside the camper. There are some very nice sites at Rafter J (the vast majority) but we did walk the campground and saw some very bad sites as well (very unlevel, close to the highway, close to neighbors). All in all it is a good place. There are lots of choices in the area so I would probably try something different the next time I come back to the Black Hills. We camped at Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Limon KOA, Limon, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed one night at this KOA while passing through Limon. It had rained a lot and the roads were a mess. If we had gotten more rain the entire place would have been a mud pit. The spaces were tight and the roads were tight. Very pricey in my opinion. The right price for this stay should have been about $28.00. We camped at Limon KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Twin Pines RV Park, Slaton, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 1 night at Twin Pine when passing through Slaton. Easy to find location, with easy in/out pull-through. Definitely not a "destination" but is good stop over point if you are traveling through this part of Texas. Customer service was great and the we had no issues. We will stay again the next time we pass through. We camped at Twin Pines RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Texan RV Ranch, Mansfield, Texas

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Visiting Forth Worth for a weekend and stayed three nights. Navigation around the park with our 40 foot 5er was easy. I suspect that at least 75% of the people are long term. The park was well maintained. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Some of the sites are spaced fairly well, others appeared to be very tight. We stayed in D13 and it was not too tight. Roads were good and the site was fairly level. The WiFi service was surprisingly good for as full as the park was. The latency was low and we were able to stream NetFlix with minimal amount of buffering delays. I would stay here again. We camped at Texan RV Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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