Date of Stay: October, 2012
This is a very small and very tight RV Park that is usually full of regular "winter Texans" that return every season. They do have an open spot now and then and that is how we ended up there. Many of the other area parks are full in the winter, and finding a place may be difficult. We also were attracted by the price, $150 a month + electric. Unheard of around here. We were going to stop over on the way to Mexico while we took care of our tourist visas, and we ended up staying 5 months. Even though the park is technically closed in the off-season, there is an on-site permanent resident that acts as manager while the owners are away, and they will accommodate travelers. However, the more modern showers and bathrooms will be closed off, and there are no park activities going on. If you get there on season, you will find a close knitted group of Northerners that love to return to this little nook in the middle of nowhere. They have activities going on every day and will usually take group trips to local attractions and restaurants. They also have fishing trips that can be quite fun. The owners are the nicest people you can meet and the residents are just as nice and everyone will do as much as they can to make you feel comfortable. We ended up becoming close to this group and although it may be a while before we return, we have made life-long friendships and have a place to go to whenever we return to the area. Don't expect an extravagant RV park with swimming pools and fancy landscapes. They have a modern rec hall with clean showers and nice laundry. Electric is good. Sites are tight. And you are a little far from the major stores. Mexico is right across the street, but aside from all the rumors you may have heard, there are no problems with Mexican immigrants trying to run through. It is a serene neighborhood with some very nice neighbors who have even invited the RVers over their homes for cookouts. Nice little park for older, retired folks, and maybe older young adults, but not so much for very young who may get bored. We would stay again.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
This was our very first RV experience in Mexico. The park owners made us feel very comfortable and safe. We were a little nervous, since we had heard all types of rumors up North, but it did not take long to learn that they were just that, rumors. The owners live in Mexico full-time and live on site most of the time. This park is very clean and modern, with large sites and plenty of room to maneuver. Clean modern rest rooms with showers and good electric and water. The views are spectacular, and the park is located near a small town that has everything you need. Larger cities are less than 45 minutes away, if needed. We stayed during the summer, which is technically off-season and the park is technically closed, but, they will open for anyone that comes through, so don't pass by if the gate is closed. Just call them and they will come by. We were also there during rainy season, which we also heard so much about, and didn't find it any worse than our Florida rains. Other than that, the days were pleasantly warm, and nights were comfortable. We never needed the AC. There were few visitors while we were there, but we have met many RVers that stay here during the RV season, and everyone speaks highly of the park and owners. We can't say enough of this place and how the owners went out of their way to make sure we got here safely. We yet to meet any other RV Park owners who have done as much as these people have. We stayed for two months, and YES we would return!!
Date of Stay: July, 2012
We were going to stay a month, but left early, but not because of being disappointed with this place, which we were. We picked this location over the others because we wanted a swimming pool, and it was not usable. They ended up closing it during out stay, and we were not offered a credit. The entire park was behind on maintenance and landscaping, the bathrooms were in serious need of cleaning, and the laundry room was dirty and messy. It was off-season and VERY hot. So, it appeared that the sun and heat affected the pool's chlorine. They could not keep it clean, so they had to drain it. The lake was also well under level. We could walk several hundred feet on the lake floor due to a nearby dike being closed off and not letting water down river. Aside from that, there were some full-time residents who were very friendly and helpful. The rest of the park was fairly empty. Their Winter Texans were up North. This was a stop over en-route in to Mexico, and if we would have known it's condition, we would have picked another place. We only stayed for 2 weeks and paid for the month. We would not return here unless they come under new ownership or management and clean the place up.
Date of Stay: February, 2012
It is out in the middle of nowhere with only one way in and one way out, via hwy 87 and a very tall MLK Bridge. Bring what you need because nearest supplies are about 30 minutes away. Pay on an honor system at the gate. Unfortunately, this park is still showing destruction from previous storms, so it still needs some upkeep. We stayed overnight in the parking lot because we could not get down on to the beach due to the road being washed out from a recent storm. And good thing we didn't because the winds really picked up over-night and became quite strong by next day, 40-50 mph gusts, so we had to leave. I think it would have been an OK place to stay if you are a beach person. You can camp right on the sand and walk out in to the ocean. But make sure the weather is on your side. Must be completely self contained as they have no hook-ups or facilities. And, come prepared for noseeums and mosquitoes. Lots of them. I would have given a higher rating if I could have stayed longer and on better conditions. We would return if the weather was good.
Date of Stay: February, 2012
Very nice state park. Large sites. Clean restrooms, laundry and showers. Great little beach and access to a great bike trail. They kept the place clean and well maintained. Only thing I found was that the Wi-Fi was very, very slow. Otherwise, l this was a great place to stay for everyone. We would return.
Date of Stay: February, 2012
It is what it is. Nothing to brag about, just a very simple, no frills, family run park that will give you a place to stay. It is in the middle of this very small town in the middle of nowhere with only one way in and one way out, via Highway 87 and the very tall MLK bridge. We originally had dry docked at the Sea Rim State Park, 10 miles South, but had to leave due to bad weather and very strong wind gusts. Didn't want to chance the bridge so we stayed here overnight until the weather cleared. Town has much storm damage, but this park did the trick. We had a quiet night with no problems. Only half full. It has no office, management is off site, so we just pulled in and called the number on the sign. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: January, 2012
Small, no frills, simple park. They have a small clubhouse where the showers are. They had a couple of functions while we were here: dance, pot luck, breakfast, etc. Very fun people. We had a great time. Hosts treated us like family. We really felt at home and comfortable. Not much for scenery and sites are very close together. Wi-Fi worked great all the time. Great for golfers, since golf course is walking distance, but out of the way from everything else. Not great for kids, since there are no kid amenities. Priced right. We stayed for a month and we would return.
Date of Stay: December, 2011
We too noticed that something was going on between the owners and a couple of the RVers. This CG is family owned, and they are in the middle of making it a Yogi park, so there was lots of painting, fixing and cleaning going on. There were not many people around this time of year, so they didn't have many activities listed, but , whenever they did, it was not run very well. There was one time that they were supposed to have a hot dog cookout at a certain time, and everyone was there on time, but the owners had changed there minds and decided to postpone because they had just eaten.They eventually lit up the grill when they saw all the hungry beedy eyes. Overall, this was a nice place and everyone was very friendly; the campers and the employee who worked in the office was awesome!!! The owners wife could have used some friendly training. Either she was under pressure with the repairs, or she just picked and chose who she wanted to socialize with. The campground was clean, except for many pine needles that were never picked up. The showers and bathrooms were very clean and kept up daily and the small rec room was kept clean and always open. It had full TV, kitchen with fridge and stove. So you could use all of their appliances and heat/AC and never use yours. They had bingo and movie night on occasion. Sometimes you wouldn't know until that day or a few hours prior. Aside from these minor flaws, we loved the roominess of each site and the quiet location. We would stay again.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
Don't expect anything fancy. In fact, don't expect much at all except for a plain and simple place to stay. It is by the side of the road, out in an open field. Only about a dozen sites and you are right on top of each other. It is a very quiet field, across from a farm with a bunch of heifers that love to talk out loud all day long. I mean the animals. The owner does not live on site and there is no office. She is a very nice lady that drops by daily and will bend over backwards to help you out. There is a laundry and bath house on site that is clean and roomy. Only one person at a time. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again. Great community, nice people. We attended a local church and met some nice folks.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
No frills, simple campground. We stayed 2 nights. Not much to do, and if you like to walk, be careful on the park roads, very steep in some parts, and not well maintained. I slipped on a stone and sprained my knee going down hill, and I am in pretty good condition, not now. Hope you like trains. Trains will pass nearby almost hourly and is close enough to shake the ground. Not right next door, but enough that you can hear and feel the train going by. Verizon & Virgin Mobile reception is poor, but TracFone is good. Don't figure. They have no cable TV. Not much for a store at the office, but they have a few items should you need something last minute, but don't expect a lot. Far away from other places, so go stocked. The site map shows a pond, but don't get excited, you won't find anything but mosquitoes in there. Family owned, by very friendly folks. Quiet place. We would stay again.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
We stayed here for one month, so we got the monthly rate. Yes, the acorns were bombarding us also, but this was due to the time of the year. We were told that the acorns were unusually large and falling early this year. It sounded like someone was throwing rocks at our rig. We decided to call them the invisible monkeys. No harm done. It sounded worse than what it was. The roads in the CG were in poor shape and very narrow. We had a very difficult time getting to our site with a 36' 5th, but we managed. Take your time, and someone will come around to help with guiding, if you want it. Nice pond with a beach. Great view of the mountains. The people were friendly, and the staff was great. We didn't have any problems. We happened to be here when they had a music fest weekend. All college aged kids, and non-stop music all weekend. It was a very busy weekend, with lots of noise and lots of kids, but we really didn't mind. In fact we did watch a few bands. But this may have upset some campers if they could not handle it. The staff did not tell this to us when we booked. I understand that they also have a bluegrass festival in July. Ask when you book. They had karaoke and bingo on weekends. Nearest stores are about 10 - 15 minutes out. We could not use our satellite dish; too many trees., but we had about 10 local channels and great wi-fi. We would stay again.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
This was our first CG during our first time long term full-time RVing and we were very pleased. We hope that this would be an example of what we will be encountering on our journey. The owners are very nice people that did everything they could to make our stay comfortable. We had the unfortunate timing of hurricane Irene and ended up without electricity for 3 days. But it was all good. Great experience and we learned how to boon dock. The CG has narrow roads made of crushed stone and the location for RVers, nicknamed the airport, is an open space that is newly converted for RVing, with modern electric and water. The spaces were tight, when the park was full. Not much for shade as the trees are still young and not very tall. We stayed during both an empty park, with only a few guests, and a full one, during labor day weekend, which had a lot of activity going on. All in all, it is a clean CG, great people, clean showers, nice pool. The road getting to the CG is steep, as are the roads within the CG. We enjoyed our stay and would return. We recommend this CG.