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Pelham Park

Bowie, Texas

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This is a decent city park type campground and is near town and Walmart. The city park looks more like a small fairground and is split into north and south parts by fence, the campground loop is in southern half of park behind city pool. Enter park at large gravel lot adjacent to pool. Showers are in small toilet block in front of community building which is in north half of park, 150 feet from campsites. M/F toilet rooms have 1 shower each, reasonably clean. Don't know about access to pool facilities in season. Sites are electric/water only but there is a dump in the exit of the campground loop. 7 day maximum stay. All sites have satellite views and there are a couple of off air English language TV channels. Good Verizon cell phone and Virgin Mobile (Sprint network) MiFi signals. The train tracks that parallel highway 287 are a couple of hundred yards away and are not too loud, no level crossings nearby to cause use of horn. Highway 287 is further away still and cannot be heard.

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Small new campground nicely landscaped with level pull through sites. Moderate freeway noise due to location right off exit 61. One private shower/toilet each for men and women with heat & AC. One washer/dryer available. Kids are welcome but no activities other than campfire. Friendly onsite manager meets you to escort you to a site and complete check-in. Great overnight or few days stay to explore Agrirama (2 miles north) or Tifton area. Rate reflects good Sam discount. Would stay again

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Wi-fi has been fixed since the last review, we were 3 rows away from the office and had 90% signal. Does have trees in the grass surrounding the park, tallest on the north side. In off season they leave a space open between each rig, useful for parking truck or toad. Excellent location for touring St Louis, office has lots of tourist info and staff that double as friendly, well informed tour guides. 8 miles to Ted Drewers frozen custard, they have printed directions! Surprisingly quiet for an urban setting, although we did hear a few sirens from nearby police & fire departments. (800) 878-3330

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Nice quiet campground against the bluffs a couple blocks from downtown. There is a nice covered deck overlooking a grassy yard to sit and sip your complimentary coffee and quick breads in the morning. They have a group fire pit, laundry and cabins for your non-Rving relatives. Owners are a warm, friendly couple ready to share their town. No website but they do have Email tbears@lakecity.net Excellent location to explore surrounding mountains by foot or jeep.

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Open & wooded campground separated by low woods & dunes from ocean inlet with a long sandy beach. Can see Cape Breton highlands from many sites. Off Cabot Trail on Cheticamp Island, just to the south of Cheticamp. No pool, but has a tennis court and mini-golf. Very friendly,helpful staff.

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Dry camping on a spectacular cliff top cove at the tip of Cape Breton, perfect for whale watching. Sites are grassy, including fire pits w grills. They have flush toilets & (pay) hot showers in season (June 1-Sept 30), but allow free camping with pit toilets out of season. There are several nearby trails, one of which leads to a protected sandy beach. Meat Cove is 17.5 miles off the Cabot Trail at Cape North, of which <5 miles is 2 lane dirt road , well graded (at least while we were there), and the grades nothing compared to what you traverse on the Cabot Trail to get this far. There is one large level shelf that the manager said he had hosted a 57' rig the previous week, however with most sites hilly, and no dump station available (not to mention steep grades on Cabot Trail), is probably better suited to smaller rigs and tents. There is a small chowder hut on site, serving breakfast, lunch or dinner. Internet is available at the Meat Cove Tea Room -tourist info at the entrance to the village. I gave it a lower rating due to lack of sewer dump, however the friendly,helpful staff, peaceful & spectacular setting rate a 12!

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Open gravel spaces surrounding small suite hotel on a peninsula in Louisbourg harbor,near Louisbourg Fortress entrance. Meals available on site, walking distance to town. WiFi is in progress. Appears to be out of direct TV footprint. Would stay there again.

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Just off Rte 28 south of New Waterford. Small open campground on Lingan bay (tidal basin), some road noise, all sites full grass (some seemed a bit soft after rain). Entrance around house/office a little tight, but do-able.. EWS sites are 20A only, some guarded by tight trees. Small unheated toilet block with free good showers but very sulfurous water. Probably out of Direct TV satellite footprint. Has mini golf & other games available. No website, has phone 902-862-8367, or reserve through check-in Nova Scotia. Good short stay.

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Just off Rte 7 at Sherbrooke, on Sonora Rd near Sherbrooke Village Restoration (a small Williamsburg-type village w working craftsmen). Quiet family open campground on St. Mary's River (tidal basin), fishing includes trout & mackerel. Some shade from birch & pine trees along river. 5 min walk to Sherbrooke Village, 9 miles to Atlantic Ocean. 30 min drive to Port Bickerton lighthouse museum & 10 min drive to Gold mine & Salmon interpretive centers. Owner plans WiFi next year. No website, has phone 902-522-2913, or reserve through check-in Nova Scotia. Family run, very friendly & helpful,grounds well kept.I would stay there again.

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Open campground twinned with motel & cabins overlooking Bras d'Or lake near the St Peter's canal entrance. Level grassy sites. Fringed by Pine trees on east side, few small trees between sites. Good short stay CG.

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CG owned & run by town's merchants, very friendly,helpful staff. Open campground on mostly gravel lot overlooking Louisbourg Harbor, across the bay from Louisbourg Fortress (a restoration of Louis XV fort now portrayed in 1744). You can see the Fortress from the campground through the fishing boats. You get a second day on your Fortress ticket if you stay in Louisbourg, have the CG stamp your entry ticket. Walk to playhouse, library, post office, store & several restaurants, 5 min drive to Fortress. Tent sites are on a grassy lot to one side (next to harbor boardwalk), with a picnic table placed on a cement pad, each with it's own shelter roof. Nice large glass gazebo w pay phone-modem. We could not get Direct TV satellite (out of the footprint, we think), but would stay there again.

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Excellent wifi close to the office, which is on the shore of Pictou Harbor, near it's exit to Northumberland Strait, with a small lighthouse. CG is mostly grassy sites, on a hill gently sloping to the shore, mostly open for good satellite views. There are a lot of seasonal units, but most were well kept, and all the people we met very friendly and looking to be helpful. CG is 2-3 miles east of town, close to PEI ferry. we would stay here again.

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Excellent location east of town on a bluff with bay views on both sides. Few trees for good satellite access. Easy walk into town to tour or eat. Wifi only at office,check-in block-house is also regional tourist information, very friendly & helpful. Has toll free reservation # 888-615-8305. We would happily stay there again.

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Off Rt 333 less than 2 miles north of Peggy's Cove, between a small fishing harbour & a now private lighthouse, very picturesque. Most sites are grass,few services nearby, but a peaceful site despite proximity to the highway, & very friendly staff. No website or agreement with check-in Nova Scotia (800 # to reserve anywhere in the province), have to call their #, 902-823-2582. That said, they said they could always fit someone in.

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Under new management since last review, we had friendly & professional service from both reservation & check-in staff. Wifi available in limited area close to office. New electric/water hookups, clean sites, very family friendly atmosphere. There is a sand (lake) beach with swimming, a historic canal to walk or bike along, and stores/movies etc in a new shopping center past the canal walk. You can take a city bus or drive to Dartmouth-Halifax ferry. We would stay again.