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It was a Sunday night so the park was practically empty. We got a beautiful site overlooking the Missouri River. The staff was friendly and seemed pretty relaxed. We enjoyed using the hotel indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub. You could also enjoy a meal or a drink at the resort and use the business center. Even if the park was full, there is plenty of room between the sites. We liked sitting outside and watching the river as the sun set and rose. There is a great Lakota Museum (donation admission) on the St. Joseph Indian School campus that was worth going to. Chamberlain had a decent grocery store, too. We would recommend this RV park to others and would return ourselves. It is conveniently located for a one-night stop or as a destination if you wanted to take advantage of water activities on the WIDE Missouri.

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The RV park is probably one of the best in the Twin Cities area for location and appearance/attractiveness. It was in a rural setting but within a couple of miles were many stores, a mall, and anything else you would need. It was also not too far from downtown St. Paul. They run a very tight ship with registration, entering and exiting the park, taking you to your site, where and where you could not walk your dog, etc. The staff routinely go through the park (every 30 minutes at least) on a golf cart checking on things. I kind of felt like I was always being watched and would be reprimanded if I did one little thing. We behaved ourselves! The park was full but there was a decent amount of space between the sites. The hook-ups worked fine. The WiFi was available at the office so you could not get a connection at your site. Behind our site, there was another whole section of the park with very nice sites. I don't know about the hook-up situation in these sites. It was in a huge park-like setting. I would definitely stay here again when visiting the Twin Cities and would highly recommend it to others.

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The manager was very friendly to deal with. We had a choice of two sites. The first site was in the regular RV area and it just seemed really tight. Some of the roads are also tight to maneuver around even for my husband who is a master with driving and parking our large 5th wheel. The second site was a regular mobile home site and that worked much better. The park overlooks the Nemadji River and is peaceful. The park itself is older and there are some pretty worn looking mobile homes so I would say that generally, the park is not really "pretty". It is also located near the oil refinery so if the wind was a certain direction, you could get whiffs of the refinery. The location worked great for our purposes. I would possibly stay here again if visiting the area.

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The campground has side-by-side hookups, but they were not completely full so rigs were placed in separate spots so they did not have to share the hookups. The sites were very long and level. Staff was very friendly and escorted you to your site. It was very quiet and peaceful. Good dog walk area. The little church was a nice added touch, although we did not partake of the services. We really enjoyed the Clear Lake area. I would recommend this RV park either as a destination if you are visiting Clear Lake, or it is very convenient if you are on your way to another destination.

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We were very pleased with this park. It is immaculate and the owners were very friendly and made sure that we had everything that we needed. You are escorted to your site. They were also a good sources of information for visiting the area. The town seems really neat with plenty of things to see: museums, nature areas, etc. We were only here for one night so would come back to visit again. The sites were level and spacious. The WiFi worked fine for us and we were in the very last row of pull-throughs. We would definitely recommend this park as a destination place to visit this historic and pretty area on the Missouri River.

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This was a very nice state park. There was a $6 day use fee in additional to the camping fee which is at all Colorado State Parks. There were many pull-through sites and back-ins that would fit our 35-foot fifth wheel and truck without unhooking in the Elks Campground. The other side of the loop had more trees than the sites where we were camped. We were in site 13. The sites had good distances between them but were not private because of the open feel to the campground. The lake is right here and an easy walk from the campground. It was a very convenient stopover. It was only about 2/3rd filled since it was a weekday. For us, it would not be a destination park but if you lived in the area, you would enjoy camping here. I highly recommend this park either as a stopover or as a weekend getaway.

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This campground was in a beautiful fall setting with the creek running through it. The deer wandered through the park to the creek. There were only about 5 sites occupied due to the off-season. The hookups were fine and so was the Wi-Fi. The big rig, 50 amp sites were really great but were shut down this time of year. We were in a 30amp site which was fine but if it were in the summer, it may be a little crowded. The water source was from a spring so it was terrific. It was quite a deal for $20. We were sorry that we could only stay one night. We will definitely stay again and recommend it to others.

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The owners were very friendly and helpful. They even gave my husband a piece of sewer hose free to that he could repair ours. The store was stocked with RV supplies and basic needs. It was a very clean, well kept campground. The sites were spacious and it was very pretty with mature pine trees. You were escorted to your sites and the hook-ups were fine as well as the cable and the Wi-Fi. No complaints. There were not many sites occupied because it was mid-October. We think it is the best RV park in the area and we will be back and recommend it to others.

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We had one of the back-in sites. This park would be tight backing in with a large 5th-wheel or travel trailer if the park was full and you could not pull into the spot in the front in order to back into your space. You would also have to detach your tow vehicle and park it along the side. I was in a 31-foot motorhome and we did not have too much trouble, because the space in front of us was vacant at the time: sure made it a lot easier. The Wi-Fi worked just fine and the hookups were good. The park was very clean. I did not look at the restroom/showers. The location was convenient. I did not use the pool or hot tub. The store/gift shop was nice as well as those working in the store/check-in desk. As noted, the fire-ring for our spot was very near our neighbor. We debated whether to use it but since they had their windows shut and were gone, we went ahead. I felt that I was really infringing on their space while sitting next to our fire. They should be relocated. Other than that, it was a pleasant experience and would return again.

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This is my husband's review. Camp ground staff was friendly and helpful upon check-in for the prepaid "resort" area site, however were sorely unresponsive when it came to dealing with a health and safety issue. Shortly after setting up, the cabin of our RV became filled with a highly toxic chemical smell from the chemical treatment being sprayed on the new concrete slab next to us. The backhoe and bobcat work going on was annoying but nothing compared to the unbearable chemical odors that perfused our RV and whole area. The office staff was notified of the situation with the only response being that they were not responsible, that we could move to a non- developed site if we wanted too, and the comment that we are only here for four days. I then asked the non-English speaking construction crew and the site owner next door to please stop spraying the chemicals, that we felt we were being poisoned. The site owner was unconcerned, even belligerent and told us to just move. The upper RV Park is fairly crowded with gravel sites with some grassy areas nearby. The "resort" area has a pond and has more landscaping in the privately owned sites. I base the low rating of this park on the almost total unconcern and unwillingness to do anything about the safety and health issue that arose from the chemical exposure that endangered us. According to another camper here, they also experienced an very similar and equally intolerable situation from the fumes and in which they discovered some of the chemical sealant on their RV. Needless to say we will not come back here.

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This was a one-night stop for us. The hosts were friendly. The campground was not completely full. We had a nice 50amp campsite where the hookups were just fine and the rates were very reasonable (AAA). It was in a peaceful area. I could see hanging out here for awhile and using this as a base camp to explore the area. It was not fancy but it was our type of campground since we don't use the pool and others amenities such as this. We were invited to take part in a potluck but there was no pressure. It was just a really nice friendly little campground with nice folks. We would recommend it to others.

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I am rating this as an overnight park and not a destination park but it could be used for the latter to visit surrounding areas. We stay here to break up our trips to southern NM. It is convenient, easy, hookups work, staff is friendly, nice wide and long pull-through sites, etc. Every time I come, I notice more and more improvements. We always enjoy seeing the animals. The only negative thing is the noise from the interstate. Too bad the park is not further back, I would give it a higher rating. I find that I have to sleep with the windows closed in order to muffle the noise. It is not too bad then but you better be a heavy sleeper if you want to sleep with your windows open. Always a good choice when traveling.

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We stay at this park any time that we are in Las Cruces and always enjoy it. It is one of the best kept parks in New Mexico. I will have to say that this time we were rather shocked on how expensive it was and this was with a Good Sam discount. $50! This was not a premium site either. It seemed way more expensive than the last time we were here , less than a year ago. I believe we paid approximately $35 for our last visit. This was very close to what some of the other area parks charged so we always chose Hacienda because it is a great park. We really don't take advantage of the social activities, hot tub, etc. because we are here on business or tourism. I will have to say that we are going to check other RV parks (Sunny Acres) next time we are here because we think $50 is a little high for a place to basically park your RV and sleep. Especially in light that they don't even have tables and chairs at the regular sites to sit and enjoy the beautiful weather and landscaping. Again, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the park; we are going to check out others because they are $15 less a night and are more of a no-frills park.

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The rating is based on similar type campgrounds. The spots are very spacious and there are pull-throughs. The roads and RV pads are paved. Plenty of room for a big rig. The pads are not quite level because of the inclines in the access road but it was not a problem. Each site had a covered sheltered table, trash can, and a grill. The hook-ups are on the "wrong" side but that was no problem as we had extra long connectors. The electric service was stable this time of year and the water pressure was OK. Verizon cell service worked great. The views are stupendous and there is a great paved signed nature trail. It 4 miles west of Carrizozo which does not have a grocery store but does have a few cafes and convenience gas stations. It is in a great location to see many of the area sites. The heated bathrooms are roomy and were acceptably clean but not squeaky clean. There was three shower stalls with locks and the water temp was fine. It was very peaceful and relaxing. The campground hosts were friendly and helpful. I would definitely return and recommend it to others.

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Our rate reflects a New Mexico annual camping pass. This is a really nice campground and one of the better ones in the New Mexico State Parl system. We had a pull-through site, #44, which had 50 amp service. We camped here on the way to and back from our destination. There weren't too many campers. I really have nothing to add to the other reviews. There is not a bad site. Note, the sewer on the four full-hook-up sites is to the rear of the campsite. This may be an issue, like it would be for us, depending on the design and location of your sewer hose. This is a great location to visit the Caverns even though it is about a 30-minute drive. You can't beat the price and the setting. We definitely will return.