Date of Stay: April, 2009
This is a great little park. No frills, no clubhouse or anything like that, but is a slow-paced, very relaxing and very well maintained park. The park is set up to handle extended-stay or long-term but also provides for over-night or short term stays. The monthly rate is excellent. They charge $350.00 per month flat-rate including electric, water and sewer in the price for a 30Amp and $375.00 per month for 50Amp. The management is very friendly and helpful. All the sites are pull-through. They have no back-in sites so it makes it very convenient. They are approximately 1-mile down the road from the 5-star Terrible's Lakeside RV Resort. It's a short drive or a nice walk to their casino and to take advantage of their nice lake. The town of Pahrump is small but has all the necessities and is a quaint and friendly town. There are a total of 6 casinos in town and a very wide variety of restaurants to include Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Filipino, BBQ, America, German and three exceptionally good buffets. I would highly recommend staying at this park. The park is clean and there are grass areas and picnic tables at every site. There are only two drawbacks, and they are of minor concern. One, is there are no shade trees and it does get HOT in the summer. Second, the swimming pool is not heated so it is only available during the summer months.
Date of Stay: April, 2008
This is an adult park. Must be 21+ and no children are allowed to stay. The staff are also residents on the camp-worker program and thus being campers themselves are extremely helpful and friendly. There is no shade in this park at the campsites. All the sites are paved and level. They have an excellent club-house with a heated pool and jacuzzi. Many of the residents are snowbirds or contract workers who often spend months here or until their contracts are completed. This campground is located in a outstanding area of town. It's cross street with Flamingo and Tropicana which take you right down to the middle of the strip. The main strip is about 3-miles away. The Sam's Town hotel/casino is just a block away. Super Wal-Mart, Costco, Sam's Club, Smart and Final and Trader Joe's are all close by. The main gate is manned 24/7 by a security guard. There is easy access to the 515 which will get you to all the other freeways and around town. This park has monthly pot-luck dinners in the club-house. The campground itself is built more like a parking-lot with little to none for landscaping but it's quiet, friendly and has an excellent location. I am using a pull-through space and paying $620.00 per month + electricity. I highly recommend this park
Date of Stay: April, 2008
The staff at this park are extremely friendly and helpful. They are full of information. The park is clean, but all the sites are gravel. They have a beautiful pool but no spa or exercise room. There is also no club-house. The bathrooms are some of the best I have ever seen and include full-size bathtubs. The major problem with this campground is the location. It is sitting right outside Nellis Air-Force Base Main Gate and during the day the fighter jet planes are deafening. It is impossible to hold a normal conversation on a phone due to the extreme noise. The other problem with location is this area of town is the worse section. They are less than 3-mile from the homeless tent-city, and the streets are dark. There is major crime, drugs and prostitution. The office keeps their door locked, and everyone must be buzzed in. The campground has a security gate and very high fence surrounding the entire park. Each resident has a remote to open the security gate. There are tire spikes and bumper strips on the roadways. I think they are there mostly to encourage bad people from coming in and doing bad things and trying to get away in a hurry. If you are a biker and have a motorcycle, this campground is super friendly to bikers. A good majority of the residents, from what I could tell, are mostly contract workers and stay for several months at a time or until their jobs are completed, and they move on. Overall this campground is a super nice one with exceptionally good staff. It's just the location that is the down-side to staying here.
Date of Stay: March, 2008
This campground is one of the best in Texas. The only reason for not getting a 10 is the fact only half of their sites include sewers. The other half do not and residents are forced to use dump-stations to unload their Grey and Black tanks. Just about every single site has a lake view. There are no swimming-pool or club-house but activities abound in and around the city of Grapevine. Fishing is available and there is also a boat ramp. There is a huge marina in the middle of the lake with a restaurant on the other side of the lake. The city of Grapevine is aptly named as one would have guessed there is a Vineyard locally. The city is unique with lots of small shops, antiques and one of the largest malls for shopping I have ever seen. The city has Super Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and Costco along with so many other interesting and unique stores. The city and campground are very clean. There is ample shade with lots of trees. All sites have picnic tables and BBQ and fire-rings. The main gate is manned during the day and at night residents are provided a code to open the gate if they return after the office has closed. Most of the staff are work-camper residents so are very aware of most problems with RV's. They are all friendly and helpful. Get sewer connections to all sites and this campground will deserve a 10 every time.
Date of Stay: January, 2008
This campground is located in Crystal Beach, Texas which is located on a island across the channel from Galveston. The island has two names. Bolivar Peninsula and also called North Padre Island, not to be confused with more famous South Padre Island. One must take a ferry crossing the channel to arrive in Galveston. The ferry's run 24/7 between Crystal Beach and Galveston. It's approximately 20-30 minutes crossing the channel each way. Waiting time to board the ferry is dependent on traffic. The city of Crystal Beach is very nondescript, small with few services. There is one main general store that combines as a grocery, hardware, gas-station and electronics store. Prices across the board for food, fuel, restaurants, just about everything runs 15-20% higher than in the city of Galveston. The campground is located right off the main highway running the length of the island. The campground is 15-miles from the ferry loading dock. The website to this campground is misleading. There are 4-photos showing the campground, one photo being of a marina or boat dock. This campground is located no where near the river or the ocean. The marina/boat-dock with the boats in the water are of some other place or campground. This is not part of Bolivar Peninsula RV Campground. The ocean beach is 3-blocks away and the river is far behind this campground. Although the staff are friendly and they do provide all utilities; water, sewer, electric the campground has absolutely no amenities at all. There is one small trailer near the back of the campground with 2-washing machines and 2-dryers. There is no club-house, no swimming-pool, no spa/jacuzzi, no bath-rooms, no toilets, no showers, no cable television. It's absolutely imperative one have a fully self-contained unit to stay at this campground. The sites are gravel and uneven. They do have a small man-made lake but no swimming is allowed. The owners are trying to extend the size of this campground and are building to the rear. There are many snakes located in this area and when disturbed can and will come into the campground area and sun near the lake. I cannot in good conscious recommend this campground. Although it is family friendly I would fear for children with so many snakes and wild-life present. There is absolutely nothing on this island for entertainment. No shopping, no malls, no movie-theater, not even a bowling-alley. One must run over to Galveston for just about everything. Crystal Beach does have some nice sea-food restaurants but they cannot compare to the restaurants located on Shore view Drive in Galveston. The island in and of itself is quiet and peaceful. There are other campground located on this island that offer far better services and amenities than this campground. The island is extremely crowded during the summer time, especially during Spring-Break. The ocean beach being the draw. The beach is hard ground and people can drive their vehicles right up to water's edge. The beach is great for surf fishing or running up and down with an off-road ATV's. I would either recommend staying in a campground located in Galveston or staying at the Triple "R" Resort RV Park located in Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, Texas. I am rating the Bolivar Peninsula RV Park as a (1) POOR.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
This park is definitely one of the best I have ever been. Being a full-timer I enjoyed this park and location so much I now use this park as my permanent base-station and for Nevada residency requirements. The park has a beautiful man-made lake with a beautiful fountain in the center, all sites are tree covered for excellent shade. All sites are paved and level. Many sites offer a lakeside site and view. The lake is surrounded by a cement sidewalk and is excellent for walking, jogging and taking the dog for a walk. The park is extremely family friendly. They have a park with swings, slide, sand-box for kids to play. The lake has a sandy beach area and does allow for swimming, fishing and there are paddle boats for rent. The park also has a heated pool and jacuzzi/spa for family fun and play. There is a casino with restaurant on-site. The one draw-back to the casino/restaurant is the staff are not that friendly. Both the casino staff and restaurant staff are somewhat cold and indifferent. The buffet in the restaurant changes daily with theme type meals. Prices are extremely reasonable with breakfast running $4.00, lunch $5.00 and dinner for $7.00 all-you-can-eat buffet. Buffet prices are even cheaper if you are a player with a members card. This campground honors Passport America discounts. They also have extended stays for up to 3-months at a time. Beyond 3-months and the desk must get approval from management. Approval for beyond the 90-day limit is dependent on being a regular player at the casino. The city of Pahrump is 60-miles from Las Vegas and has pretty much everything one would need. They are located just outside the Mojave Desert National Park on the California/Nevada border. For being such a beautiful, family friendly park the rates are astounding. With Passport America I was paying $17.00 per day for the 3-months we stayed. That comes to $510.00 per month and that includes electricity. Most campgrounds I stay for extended periods charge extra for electricity above the monthly site rent. This campground includes all utilities including electricity in their monthly price and also honor Passport America discounts if staying a weekend or a month. Bathrooms/showers and laundry facilities are located throughout the park and are conveniently located regardless where you are parked. Bathrooms/showers are maintained in excellent order and are clean. The park entrance is open from the casino parking lot and there is no gate security but there are security guards present and they do drive-bys on a regular basis. Besides the casino/restaurant there is also a convenience store/gas-station and propane is available. The one major draw-back I have to this campground is although we stayed during the hottest part of the summer, August, for a 3-month stay from August until October we were forced to move from one site to another a total of 10-times during the 3-month stay. Some sites were pull-through and others were back-in. They would not assign us to one site for the entire 3-month stay. I found it to be extremely inconvenient to break down and set up on a new site so many times during our 3-month stay. I would like to see more sites set up for extended stay to reduce or eliminate the need to pack up and move from one site to another. I rate this park as an "8" for that reason but I highly recommend this park. You won't be disappointed.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
We stayed at this park over the summer of 2007. This park is across the street from the Psimo Coast Village RV Park. I disagree with the other comments on this campground. The campground is down-town and 1-block from the beach. One does have to cross PCH-1 to get from the campground to the beach and, yes, one must cross a busy street but there are breaks in traffic constantly and the street is easily crossed with or without children. This campground is pretty centrally located and about 3-blocks walking from the center of town and the city pier. The campground is resident owned. Several of the residents are long-term and have actually bought their campground sites and are permanently set up. This campground is sparse when it comes to land-scalping. There are no trees for shade. Unlike the campground across the street, Pismo-Coast Village RV Park. They do however have a heated swimming-pool for year-round use. Unfortunately, Pismo-Coast Village RV Park limits ones stay to 2-weeks only. Being a full-timer and wanting to set up for 3-4 months at a time the Holiday RV Park is definitely better for that reason. The Holiday RV Park does allow children but I wouldn't say they are family-friendly. Many of the residents are older senior citizens and like the quiet. I particularly like the fact we cross one street and are only 1-block from the beach and 3-blocks from the pier. The City of Pismo-Beach allows free fishing, no license required, when fishing from the pier. Pismo-Beach is very family friendly and has so many unique special type shops and stores along with many outstanding sea-food restaurants. Grover Beach and Arroyo-Grande are two small towns right next to Pismo-Beach. Both are totally unique and have specialty shops. The streets are cobble-stone and the store fronts are old-fashion and somewhat European in style. San Luis Obispo is just down the road with malls, shopping, entertainment, restaurants. One lacks nothing staying in this area of California and this Holiday RV Campground is a great place if you are full-timing. They have an excellent laundry room with several washers/dryers and area to separate and fold clothes. The monthly rate is just under $600.00 per month which I found to be extremely pleasant considering the location and being just 1-block from the beach. There are many campgrounds in Southern California that are double this rate. The rates are good and the location is fantastic. I give this park a 7 rating due to the lack of land-scalping, no trees for shade.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
The Oasis is the premier RV campground in Las Vegas. It is located just off the Interstate-15 but not so close as to hear traffic. The campground is extensively landscaped and looks beautiful. They have an outstanding club-house with a small RV store and restaurant. They offer 2-pools and a jacuzzi along with a golf putting green. They give out free donuts and coffee on the weekend. They also provide worship services on Sunday. They have a shuttle coming around every 30 minutes to whisk you downtown to the strip. I can't remember exactly but it's either Friday night or Saturday night entertainment with hors d'oeuvre are provided. You can sing along or dance to the music. This campground is a little more pricey than most of the other RV campgrounds in Las Vegas but it is well worth it and well below what they could be charging. This campground offers daily, weekly and monthly rates. They also are part of the camp-worker program and do offer jobs to residents. They have a manned gate 24/7 for security. This campground is located in a very good area of town.