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This park would be a 10 except for the noise from I-10 (especially the big rigs with their jake brakes). That, and the absence of the advertised free WiFi. They were working on the antennas every day for the three days we were here. We opted for the most expensive sites on the top of the hill, where the views of the Texas Hill Country were spectacular, as were the gale force winds (maybe just spring winds?). There was a fire a while back, so the clubhouse and laundry buildings were rebuilt and looked nice and new. The workampers were all very friendly and helpful. As far as there being no refunds for early departure, that's been the rule at just about every park we've stayed at. We look forward to returning for a week or so when it isn't quite so windy.

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For the rate of $25 (tax included) any minor inconveniences can be overlooked. We were met at the front door by the owner, who is super friendly. We were escorted to our site, and while not a lot of real estate between rigs, it wasn't as bad as some. There are built-up, wood trimmed, red pavers picnic table pads. Nice little wood fences between rigs that hide the power, water, and sewer hook-ups. Yes, it's windy and dusty, but the beautiful pool area and southwest decorations make up for that. Be aware, that although pet friendly, neither rottweilers nor pit bulls are allowed, nor any animals resembling these breeds.

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Boy, I struggled with this review. So many good things, like big, wide roads and service alleys behind rows of campsites. Large patches of real grass and concrete patios at each site with friendly and accommodating staff. Shade trees and well maintained common areas. However, the park is surrounded by absolute dumps. A salvage yard, a run-down trailer park with rusty junk everywhere, a dilapidated building with boarded up windows, and the park's RV storage lot, which is the first thing you see when you drive in. A tall wood or stucco fence blocking these eyesores would make a huge difference. Lots of extended stay and permanents, who seem to love it. For us, it was a great place to visit but we wouldn't want to live there.

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We stayed two weeks and gradually got used to the park being smack dab on I-10, surrounded on three sides by commercial establishments, close to the train track, and located in a legally farmed date palm orchard, with tight sites and periodic dust storms. The staff was super friendly, as were most of the campers we met while out walking. The facilities were some of the best for TT parks. Great library and lots of activities. Close to shopping and restaurants. Would have stayed longer except for the use restriction during peak season. Here's a tip: If you don't absolutely have to have 50 amp, find a site on the 30 amp side. All roomy pull-throughs instead of tight back-ins.

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Well, there's the already mentioned dairy farm abounding the property, but the turkey (or chicken) farm is deserted. Still there's the noxious methane and cattle smell when the wind is right, and also the unbelievable dust from the development of homesites behind and beside the dairy property. The name, Wilderness Lakes, gives a false impression, since it's no longer a wilderness and there are no lakes. There are canals that run through one section of the park, but no lakes. You'll really have to like fowl, to spend any time here. And goose poop. Lots of it. If your site backs up to a canal, you may find that you can't get out your door because of all the waterfowl congregated around your rig. People put food out for them and they expect it. No matter where you park, you'll have geese wandering through your site. Oh, yes, the flies. Have a swatter handy. The best part of this park is the convenience to shopping and restaurants, the pleasant staff and the friendly people who camp here. Also, the annual sites are well maintained, unlike some other California parks.

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This is an Encore park, and we spent a week here under our Thousand Trails membership. The park was super clean and wide open, sites marked by corral type fencing. The staff like to stagger the rigs if they aren't full, so you don't have another camper right next to you. We had stayed the previous night at a park in town, and the train whistles were constant and horrible. At Valley Vista we weren't bothered at all. Also, no problem with highway noise. This is not a park I'd want to spend the winter at, but we enjoyed it enough to spend another week when we head back home. If you like books, there is a very well stocked used book store in town.

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If you have Verizon, don't expect to get a signal in the park or on the road to the park. We had to drive to the post office in Jamul. We ended up staying on the north side, with no sewer. We were able to get satellite, which was a good thing. North side is very dusty and the staff would zoom around the speed bumps, sending plumes of dust onto our rig. The best part of this park is its proximity to San Diego. And the Jamul Meat Market, which has the absolute best burritos. The store isn't well stocked, and the one meal we had at the café was awful. We were hostages here due to the annual billiards tournament. We should have waited in line for a site on the south side. North side had some creepy long term campers.

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The best thing about this park is the staff, workampers who are happy to be here and take good care of the facilities and campers. The primo sites are tent sites, the next best sites are taken by staff. The pull thru sites aren't on the water, and the cable sites from 21 up the row face a basin, not exactly the ocean. Pretty ugly at low tides, although you can watch the local clam diggers. If you're the least bit claustrophobic opt for the pull-thru sites. Otherwise, you have windshield views for motor homes or rear views for trailers. Views from your side windows will be close-ups of the next RV's walls or doors. Sites are that tight. Forget about extending your awnings. ALERT: Cell phones and air cards will incur significant roaming charges from domestic carriers and Canadian. You'll have to travel the 25 or so miles back to Machias to get out of roaming. The park has WiFi but it can be spotty. Restaurants outnumber other businesses in Lubec, and if your tastes aren't extremely discriminating you can find good meals. Uncle Kippy's is within walking distance from the park and has really good haddock. If you like lobster, you can find it fresh everywhere. The rain and fog have been frequent, and have made touring and hiking less than enjoyable. During sunny days, be sure to see as much as you can because the next day could be drippy. A must see/do is the trip to the E. Quoddy Head Lighthouse off Campobello Island at low tide. Requires climbing up and down steep narrow steps, and climbing over rocks and seaweed, but walking across the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy is awesome. The border crossing to New Brunswick is quick and easy with passport or picture I.D. We've enjoyed being here and would stay at this park again.

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This is definitely a campground, as opposed to an RV park. Most big rigs choose the sister park, "Narrows Too", in Trenton. Lots of pop-ups and bumper pulls, although many sites accommodate larger fifth wheels and motor homes. Not many satellite-friendly sites, and the majority of sites do not have sewer. Some have cable. Our site, 340, being higher on the hill, offers an awesome view of the bay and has cable but no sewer. Also, being right across the road from the Wi-Fi antenna helps. Our Verizon phone gets good reception, but our 4G Jetpack card is hit and miss (Olympics don't help). If you want a little peace and quiet from the crowds, hang around the campground during the middle of the day and soak up the scenery. Like probably most other area campgrounds, this one is packed with campers in peak season, but it's quiet at night. The park is well staffed and all are friendly and super helpful. The facilities, while far from new, are clean and well maintained. If you enjoy tent camping, this is definitely the place to be. Half the campground is devoted to tent sites, and the sites are big and beautiful. Our rate indicates a special for Thousand Trails members during the month of July. We couldn't pass up extending for a total of four weeks.

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We made reservations at this park while on the road, unfamiliar with it but needing a one night stay on our way to Bar Harbor. At first, the congestion was a bit intimidating; there were mostly trailers everywhere, we couldn't tell . This park has quite a long history, and the sites were configured back when rigs were much, much smaller. The coveted ocean-front sites provide amazing views but with very little elbow room. We asked for a pull through and had no trouble making the turn to pull straight in, with minimal leveling. The owners are delightful people, and the area has quite a bit to offer. We would definitely return (after Labor Day) and try to get an ocean-front site and spend some quality time here.

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There is nothing to complain about here. The interior roads are all paved and in excellent condition. There is a variety of sites, which are well spaced. Good water, good power, scenic, pool, playground, definitely a great place to camp in the Poconos. Verizon phone service & MiFi work reasonably well. I don't understand the last two poor reviews, we didn't see any of that. The staff were present and very accommodating. Lots of activities for kids and teens, including an indoor water park just up the road at Timothy Lake North. This is one of our favorite Outdoor World parks. Only negative is that for a park this large there are only three washers and dryers.

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This is an old park 3.5 miles north of I-80, which guarantees no highway noise. The name pretty much says it all. It is definitely rustic. Maybe primitive is a better word. Resort; not close. We were welcomed with a friendly smile and were directed downhill on a narrow, winding, tree-lined drive to a "pull-in" which meant we drove across the grass to one of the terraced sites and pulled in, toad and all. Glad the ground was dry. The row of six pull-through sites is in a grove of beautiful old pines and firs with some long-term sites around the perimeter. They are all well kept. There was only 30 amp service. but voltage was 110, with no circuit breaker. We were careful how many amps we drew. Definitely not big rig friendly. However, we needed minimal leveling, and we were pretty much shade covered. Forget satellite. Verizon signal was strong, as was Verizon MiFi. If you don't mind maneuvering a bit, and can deal with 30 amps, this is certainly OK for an overnight stay.

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As one reviewer said, this place is huge, and with the temperatures hovering around 101 we didn't venture out to inspect all the amenities. We are in a full service pull through that, unbelievably, took us less than a minute to level. First priority was hooking up the electric so we could get the A/C going. Second was to pull the drapes and lower the shades because there is nothing of any beauty or interest to look at here. The gravel sites are overgrown with weeds, there is no shade, we're by the storage yard, and did I mention it was blazing hot? The voltage is marginal running two A/C's. The water at this site is clear. With the A/C's running we can't hear any road noise. All we really wanted to do was to get through Indianapolis on this holiday, so we could leave out from this side of the city in the morning. There aren't many choices of RV parks and this one was the least expensive. At one time this was probably a nice family resort. We wouldn't want to stay longer than one night.

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Many people have reviewed this park and the comments are pretty much the same, so I'm tempted to not spend the time to write anything. However, we use and appreciate this site almost daily while on the road, and I'm committed to reviewing every park we stay at during this long trip. You get a friendly welcome here, and all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay, at a fair price. We asked to be put in the back, away from the road, and it's like being parked out in the country. Even way back here we receive a decent Wi-Fi signal. We would stay here again, but there's nothing for kids or adolescents.

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The staff was pleasant on check-in and led us to our pull through site. We held our breaths while we extended our slide, looking out the window at the neighbor's awning. Really close. It's pretty and woodsy, with lots of birds and squirrels. No satellite but the park provides good cable, and our Verizon air card works just fine. Like most KOA's we see, this park is aged but we have no complaints and would stay here again.