Dennis M

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Rate is monthly for 30 amp. We are just finishing our 6th winter at Desert Trails and have reservations for the same site next winter. We like this park very much, friendly owners, friendly residents, lots of activities and great hiking opportunities. As noted by previous comments, the WiFI used to be iffy at times. Since a crises with the provider early in the year it has improved considerably. Now that they limit usage to two registered devices per site the WiFi is dependable and reasonably fast.

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Always a sad day when we leave Desert Trails. We have more friend here than we do in the sticks & bricks up North. This was our fifth winter (rate shown is monthly) and we have our regular site reserved for next year. Three best things about this park are friendly residents, lots of activities and entertainment, and easy access to miles of hiking trails. The park is a bit funky since it was built around an old water park. There were no long rows of RVs side by side and nice views out our back window. One of the quietest parks we have ever stayed in.

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Rate is Passport America $16 plus $3 for 50 amp plus tax. Good overnight stop close to I-80. Quiet and peaceful. Good Wi-Fi.

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Good Sam rate. Convenient location, regular bus service into downtown Santa Fe. A senior day pass costs a dollar! Considering the parking issues in Santa Fe, a real bargain. Buses every 15 minutes, stop very close to park. Pull throughs are a bit tight for a long rig (we are 60") due to concrete bollards at end of sites. Had to jockey a bit to get in, might have been a problem if the park had been full. Friendly and helpful owners.

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Rate is for Escapees members, 30 AMP water & electric. Very nice park, handy for overnight stop. Paved and well marked roads, gravel sites. Very well maintained. After four months with no trains it was good to hear a couple way off in the distance. Only knock would be it is close to airport if that bothers you.

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Very convenient to Grand Canyon National Park, closest private campground to park entrance, walk to stores and restaurants, Tusayan is small though, not a lot of choice. 30 AMP pull through sites were rather narrow, but long enough for our 60'. All gravel, level sites, friendly and helpful staff. Some permanent RVs in sites around the periphery, a few of which looked a bit tacky. We would return here. Rate is off season, no discounts.

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Heading home after 4+ months here, our fourth winter and we are booked for next winter. All the positives are in previous reviews: friendly owner, friendly staff, friendly residents, lots of activities, great entertainment on site. Biggest plus for us is the direct access to BLM land and Tucson Mountain Park for hiking. Lots of nearby world class hiking trails in Saguaro National Forest as well. Arizona/Sonora Desert Museum is only a few miles away. Located west of the Tucson Mountains, but really easy access into downtown Tucson for cultural activities, restaurants, festivals, etc WiFi much improved this year, although it does slow down a bit during peak times due to bandwidth limits in the entire area, not just the park. The owner has worked hard to improve WiFi over the last few years. Nightly rate shown is monthly.

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Very nice park with friendly and helpful owners. Very well maintained. Dark and quiet at night. Excellent WiFi. Rate is before Good Sam or Escapees 10% discount. We are here for the F1 race in Austin and many campgrounds in the area jacked their rates and required minimum stays. Lake Falling Star not only kept regular rates but continued regular discounts.

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Rate is monthly. Came to update my earlier review, which was good as the previous review is a bit unfortunate. This is one of the best and friendliest parks (owners and residents) we have ever stayed in, with a wealth of activities. We have been here since 12/1 and will be leaving the end of the month, this is our third winter and we have reserved the same site for next year. Most of the people here are snowbirds and as such staying for extended periods. Coming in during the peak season means the site selections are limited. One of the attractions of this park is the "funky" layout. There are roomy sites and smallish sites, the larger ones usually occupied for the season. It is not a "cookie cutter" Class A only resort.

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Rate reflects 50% Passport America discount. A nice small park, a few permanent rigs, and some seasonal, but nice long pull throughs available for transients. Water and electric only with a dump station. Open sky good for satellite reception. Park is right on the Ohio River. Very peaceful and quiet during the week, only the occasional low thrum of a tow boat on the river during the night - along with the obligatory train horn in the distance. A bit off the beaten path, about 90 miles east of Cincinnati. Have everything you need on board as we did not see anyplace to eat within 20 miles in either direction on US 52. When going from VA to Chi we usually go I-64 to I-75 in KY. We have not had good luck with campgrounds on that route, so we decided to try US 52 through southern Ohio. Turned out to be a good choice.

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A very nice spot right on the ocean, except that the ocean front sites are just lined spaces along the edge of the boat launch parking lot. Site 12 had plenty of room for our 37' fiver with three slides and the heavy duty truck. Very helpful staff. Easy access to Boston, 10 minutes to commuter rail terminal, 50 minute drive into downtown in non-rush hour. Watch out for: One: The streets in Salem are the worst we have seen in any city in the US! We expected narrow and twisty, we did not expect huge bumps and potholes, manhole covers 2" to 3" below the level pavement, etc. Both coming in and leaving the inside of the fiver looked like we picked it up and shook it, in spite of going 20 MPH most of the way through Salem. Two: The directions from both Mapquest and the campground website send you down a city street with a 2-1/2 ton weight limit! Any of your RVs weigh less than 5k lbs.? Follow the truck route to the next light and turn right, it will put you back on track. $47 is for 50 amp, ocean front. Other sites cheaper. If you are staying out later than 10 PM ask for the gate key.

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Very tight entry, but not as bad as it looks, owner was there immediately to guide us in. Not much parking at the registration area. Nice lake front sites with swimming, friendly owners. We are 60' feet long and had a large pull through with plenty of room, but only 30 amp. Big advantage was a straight pull from the site (site 44) out the rear gate onto the access road in the morning. Soup and Greens in Barre was a nice spot for dinner. Use exit 6 off of I-89; exit 5 looks closer but it is a winding, ROUGH road. We checked it out in our truck and went the other way with the rig.

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Very nice wooded park, entry a bit tight but doable. We are a 37' 5th wheel with a heavy duty truck, so we are 60' long. Site D7 is large and roomy, 30 amp only, and a nominal pull through. The ground looks a little soft and it is a tight turn, so I will most likely just back out in the morning. Good cable TV, our satellite dish works, but cannot get HD channels. Lots of shade. Excellent Wi-Fi in the campground. Nice place with friendly owners. $20 rate reflects special 50% discount for first time campers: a great deal for the area.

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Basic park with few amenities but REALLY GOOD WiFI! Passport America rate for first night. $32 per after that. We ended up staying four nights waiting for parts for a trailer repair. Lots to see and do in the area where we had only planned on spending one night: mostly Civil War history stuff. Convenient to Appomattox Court House National Park. Close to highway, but quiet. A fair number of long term residents in new looking trailers.

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Passport America rate. Definitely a destination park, several miles of the highway on a winding road and it was a MILE from the office to our site. Lovely park. There were only three or four rigs here this early in the season. One section of the park looks to be all semi-permanent, weekend type campers. Wanted to do laundry but when the DW checked the front load washers, there was water sloshing in the tubs of all of them. So early in the season, we wondered how long that water had been sitting there and opted not to use them. Went to a Laundromat at our next stop. We would stop here again.