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This is probably the best park in Ruidoso. It has nicely spaced sites. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel. All facilities are kept very clean. There was a large meeting room but no planned activities to use it. The laundry is small but adequate. The clubhouse is comfortable but they need to toss all the old magazines and brochures laying around and start from scratch. The big plus for this park is that it has the best Wi-Fi we've ever used in a RV park. It was super fast any time of the day/night. Thank you!

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We had a hard time finding a level site without a patio. We finally had to choose a patio site for more money. There have been comments about seeing the city lights at night. This is only true if you have the perfect site. Not all sites will give you this. There are some permanent folks living here and a couple had sites that needing cleaning up. The roads and sites are gravel. The restrooms and showers are nicely tiled and kept clean. The small laundry had three broken dryers. There is a nice meeting room but no planned activities to enjoy it. They do serve coffee in the morning. The walking path is very pleasant. It's a very quiet area. This is a 'unique' park in appearance. Some might call it eclectic rustic. There are many pieces of old farm machinery setting around. There are many modern sculptures setting around. There are many overgrown weeds surrounding all of this, including along the sites. There are pretty wildflowers but they are taken over by weeds. As we were leaving, the entrance area was finally cleared of weeds and it looked so much better and inviting. Overall, this is a nice park.

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The sites are very short for big rigs, the parking space is narrow and the utilities in a very poor location. We were given a pull-thru and couldn't stay connected mainly because we'd have to park the RV at the very front edge of the site to accommodate the car. Since all hookups are at the opposite rear end of the site we would have needed at least two, 20' sewer hose connections. The picnic tables were in bad condition and there was no shade. A big portion of this park has permanent park models. We were warned about the water taste but were told they were putting in park-wide reverse osomosis. The pool was small but nice and the office was friendly on check-in. There is absolutely nothing to do in the immediate area. The park is fairly far north of Tucson and south of Casa Grande. There aren't any restaurants except for a Dairy Queen. We would not return.

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This is a very nice state park and fairly new. The sites in the Westside campground are huge and are all full hookups with 50 amp. There is another campground near the sand dune area that is mostly used by ATVers and we didn't see it. There is a lake and is in a pretty setting. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. It would be extremely hot in summer. Verizon cell and aircard worked well.

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We called for a reservation and when we arrived we were assigned one on the rear row for our 40' RV. The electric only read a dangerously low 105V with 30A (the 50A slot had tape over it)and we didn't even have anything plugged in. This was very unsatisfactory to us so after much time trying to convince the office that this was a low reading, we were finally moved to the second row where we had good 50A. We didn't use the W-Fi but Verizon cell and air card worked well. The facilities are clean but as everyone stated, the park roads are very narrow and the traffic noise is loud. The office was very friendly when we checked in. We probably would not stay again.

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This was a very pleasant one-night stop for us. The owner was friendly and helpful and even gave us some home-grown tomatoes. The small campground was in the rear of the property with beautiful trees and lawns. A well-kept RV service/store is on the front property and the owners live on-site. Our 40' motorhome easily fit into the pull-through. The ad states 30/50A but ours was only 30A which was no big deal to us. There is no sewer hookup but there is a dump station. The interstate noise was minimal because of the trees blocking most of it out. Our visit was in September and we had no cow odors as someone mentioned in a previous post. We didn't even see cows. The restrooms were clean. The road was one-way but we had no problems negotiating the campground. The owners seem to be very particular about the gorgeous lawns so this is probably a more adult-oriented park with small dogs only. We had excellent Verizon phone and internet. There is also Wi-Fi which we didn't try. We would definitely stay again.

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We have a 40' motorhome and stayed in the Catfish Loop. The Brownlee Loop has more trees and 10' hedges along the sites giving some privacy but for a big rig we would recommended the more open, Catfish Loop. We only had 30A and it was 90 degrees so 50A would have been better for our two air conditioners. We had good Verizon phone and internet. The river/reservoir was very low at this time of year. There is a dump station and boat ramp. The park is one mile from the interstate making it a good overnight stop. However, other than fishing there isn't much else to do in the park or the area.

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We pulled in to an empty building with a fee drop box stating $30-$36 rates. This is a gravel parking lot with no one around. There was a rough, handwritten sign saying "use bathrooms at the nearby state park" which I'll bet the state park appreciates. With the closed-down building and no bathrooms and no laundry, as advertised, we most certainly were not going to pay those prices. We left without staying.

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This is a private park which requires an Escapees membership. It's the most un-friendly Escapees park we've been. The short-term rental sites have poor electric and parking is on gravel in a long row. Internet by your own means is very poor as is Verizon cell. There is Wi-Fi in the clubhouse. There are very few clubhouse activities except cards and member meetings which were always being held making the clubhouse not very socialable. The park's web site is very poor as it's so outdated with park content and it's a mish-mash of links, most of which don't even work. It's very poorly organized. The members keep to themselves unless you make an effort to talk to them. No one wears nametags as the other Escapee parks do, and it just gives the impression of aloofness. The flowers in the park and the laundry room are the best parts.

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Can't imagine the previous rating of a '10'. This is an absolutely terrible park. Dogs were running loose and droppings not cleaned up. The bathrooms were dirty. We needed a place for a night and this barely fit the bill. We'd never stay here again.

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There is a lot of highway noise. During our stay of 3 nights the toilets were not cleaned. The laundry room was filthy. Folks use the machines for washing dog blankets and there was dog hair all around. The machine tops were very dirty and didn't looked like they were cleaned for a long time. They should be washed daily. We really needed to do laundry so I cleaned a few of them myself to use. We would not stay again.

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We stayed in the 'B' loop with our 40' motorhome which has the bigger, more open sites. The park was well kept and the bathrooms very clean. We had site B11 and there were six sites in this small loop. However, there is absolutely no sitting area privacy in the loop as they are all facing each other. We had a very noisy group next to us. We would choose one of the back in spots if we ever return. The 'A' loop has a lot of trees and the sites aren't conducive to bigger RVs. There are eight full hookup sites and many cabins and yurts to rent. There are miles of paved walking/biking trails. We were disappointed that there really is no river access. Our Verizon didn't work great.

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We stayed with a 40' motorhome and easily fit into our site. The B Loop is best for large RVs. The roads and sites are paved and the campground is well kept with large shade trees. There are miles of paved biking/walking trails. None of the sites are on the lake as there is a steep bluff. There is a day use area to drive to that offers swimming, a boat launch and boat rentals along with a small store. This park is a convenient spot to tour Crater Lake and various waterfalls and access to fishing spots on the river. We would definitely stay again.

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We wanted a reasonably priced place to stay while visiting the area and this fit the bill for that. We got a Good Sam discount. However, it's definitely not an attractive one, but that's to be expected for a fairgrounds. It's a gravel parking lot and the surrounding neighbors had barking dogs and music blaring. There was also a 'cross fit' event going on and the campground had a lot of party goers and kids running around uncontrolled. Management did nothing about it. We came in on a Thursday and management was turning away 'normal' RVers saying the campground will be booked up for the weekend with the event. We had reservations, so were allowed to stay. As it turned out, it wasn't nearly full so turning away folks was not necessary. The bathrooms were not cleaned daily. The park is very difficult to get to off 101 with so much traffic.

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This is a top-notch RV park. Everything was well-cared for and the individual bathrooms were nicely tiled and immaculate. The laundry room was also immaculate. We have a 40' motorhome and easily fit on the site. Our Verizon worked great. A note to pet owners - none are allowed on the grass. There is a small clubhouse for groups. The solar heated pool is very small and we didn't use it this early in the season. Propane is sold and there is a small store. The cafe was not opened yet. We would definitely stay again.