Bob Stokesbary

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As others have stated, this is a "bare bones" park. We were told we could park in any of the available spaces and spent quite a bit of time looking at electrical sockets before we found one that was not broken. You also need to be aware that it is next to a truck stop and we found that they do run their engines constantly even at midnight. One major issue was that we exited through the truck stop driveway (which is connected to the park) and scrapped our front end which did cause some serious damage to our coach -- so you need to be careful when you leave. And when you are here DON'T MISS downtown Natchitoches. It is an amazing city! It makes the stay in this place worth the 5 points I gave it.

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All roads are concrete and the pads are concrete. All sites seem to have full hookups. We used our satellite so I am not sure if the cable TV worked or not. The laundry room (the one that is open) is clean and the washers worked well. When you use the dryers put in a dollar and let it run. Using less lengthens the time it takes to dry your clothes. If you are there on the weekend and have children along, you can buy them a wrist band for $9.75/day that gives them unlimited rides on 11 different attractions in the "flea market". The rate is great; $30 per night. This park should be considered as having no internet access. Another reviewer pointed out that they were working on it in December. It is still not functional in June. The sites are close together so you are forced to walk on the narrow lawn areas between the rigs which are hilly and awkward or walk around on an empty pad (if it exists). The sewers do not have a positive lock (you cannot screw in a retainer ring) so you have to put a weight on the end of the line to make sure it stays in the drain. You are just sitting on a concrete slab which gets a bit warm this time of year and all the trees are in the back where the shorter rigs and full-time residents live. But, if you are not staying long this is not a big issue. The park is located on the north-western corner of Houston which turns out to be quite a way from attractions like the Houston Space Center. You just need to factor this into consideration for the gas you will use to get to the attractions. Things that were different for us versus other reviews: We followed the directions given by the park on their website about how to get there and did not have any problems finding the sign and finding the correct entrance. There is a clear separation between the RV Park and the flea market. We never noticed any flea market personnel near any of the RVs in the park. The lot closest to the RVs is typically used by vendors who are far too busy with their setup to be of any nuisance to RVers. I only mention this since we were concerned about this issue given an earlier review on the subject. We found it a non-issue. We would stay in this park again if we were in this area again.

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The first day we were here I was going to give this park a 6 rating just based on the really crummy internet connectivity. It is just awful. But, after I got over that shock and looked around, there is a lot to really like about this place. It has a great location for all the historical points of interest in San Antonio. There is a bus stop just across the street for visiting the city so you do not need to use your vehicle to get around. The grounds are very well maintained. All the roads to the sites are fresh blacktop and the sites are raked after every use so you get a "brand new" site every time. There are enough trees to provide some shade but enough open space to support those who have roof-top satellite dishes (just let the office know that is what you want). The sites are large enough that you do not feel closed in, and the back-in sites are plenty large enough for easy access. Everything in the park is within walking distance. The pool area seemed very nice and the laundry room was excellent. You do need a water pressure regulator to stay here (they have 160 pound pressure). But they have a shelf full and will gladly sell you one for around $10. Our rate posted is the standard rate for a back-in site which we paid for two nights. But, I strongly suggest you research the Texas Outside website for a really great discount coupon that is accepted by this park. We did and enjoyed a super discount for four days of our visit.

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This park is a solid 8. I would give it a 9 if they had better rock on the grounds that did not dust up so much. If you are towing do not enter the park until you have unhooked. They are great at guiding you to your place, but do ask for time to unhook. We did not and are sorry we didn't. Despite the features listed for this park, there is no cable TV. They have a TV viewing room at the center, but there is no service at any campsite. We could have setup a satellite dish on a tripod here, but chose not to. If you have roof-top satellite it will probably not work in this park. But, after that, this park is great! The trees are well established and give great shade which is a real benefit this time of year. You feel like you are in a sales brochure. I took a number of pics of the rig here. We were in space 37 which is a large turn-around pull-through that is larger than three or four regular spots. All the spaces are large and you should have no issues with any of the back-in locations either. We are located just across from the community room. The internet is jerky, but it works. The rate reflects a Good Sam discount including tax. The Good Sam discount pays the tax on a base rate or $30/night. We would definitely stay here again.

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This is a hard park to review. We only wanted a place to stop overnight, so this was a good choice. The electricity was good, water was good, which is all we need for overnight. People also seemed to be enjoying the pool. But, this park has one of the greatest dust levels we have ever experienced in any RV park. You really cannot drive over 3 MPH without raising a bunch of dust. We unhooked our car at the entrance to avoid getting dust all over it. A second issue it the location when there is a brisk wind. Being on a "hill top", the winds really whip through there at times. We ended up bringing in the bedroom slide to quiet the flapping noise of our slide out cover. But, for just a place to sleep, the $27 rate ($30/night less 10 percent for cash) had some real appeal. I would stay here again, my wife would not.

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This park is an excellent place to use as a base for visiting Las Cruces, El Paso, and the Carlsbad Caverns. Although listed as family friendly, I would characterize this as a park for adults (versus family friendly) since there is no swimming pool or any activities for children on the grounds. There are trees on the property which make it far more attractive than the parks in Las Cruces. (We looked when we were up there.) Internet is included which is nice. But, don't expect it to be lightening fast; it isn't. The laundry rooms are VERY CLEAN. My wife really notices things like this and could not stop talking about how clean it was in the laundry. And the rates for washing and drying are EXTREMELY reasonable. We would certainly stop here again if we are in the area. Our rate is based on the $155 weekly rate which is a real deal for all you can see from this location.

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This was a return visit to this park and it was still as nice as the last time we were here. I really like the folks who run this facility. They are all top notch. Unfortunately, we were just passing through this time so we did not have time to take advantage of the uniqueness of this park. All sites are well maintained and there is easy access for a 40 ft motorhome. We did not inspect the bathrooms or laundry since we did not need them. But, given the condition of the park I would believe that they too are top notch. (Do schedule a visit to their observatory if it is open when you are here. It is a very unique experience.) We consider this one of our "must stop" places when we are in the area. The rate reflects a one night Passport America summer rate.

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This is your typical Arizona campground; lots of gravel, cactus and few trees. The park office is only "open" in the morning during the summer so it is best to call ahead in the morning for a space. We lucked out calling in the afternoon because they were installing a new computer system and the manager was there that day. This park is a bit outside Yuma, but still close enough to do everything you want to do in town. This is our second visit and we would stay here again. Our rate is based on their summer 4 day rate.

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We stopped here for an overnight stay but would seriously consider a longer stay if we found more to do around Dillon. The lady who runs the place is a real peach and gives you lots of ideas about where to eat in town. Spaces are large and easy to get to. The sprinkler system in our row must have been broken since the grass in all other areas was green and nicely mowed while ours was dead. Our rate reflects the veteran price.

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This was a typical KOA park; great surroundings, nice spots, lousy Wi-Fi. The people who run this park are wonderful and appear to do a good job keeping the park clean. The park was full and we were assigned to one of their "overflow" areas which still had 50 amp electric and water. But, there was something wrong with the electricity at our site (L). This is the first RV park where our microwave kept turning off then back on. We disconnected it to avoid any damage. Our Surge Guard and Aladdin systems did not detect the specific nature of the problem.

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The plus side of this park is that the setting is very quiet and surrounded by trees. This seems to be an ideal location for a family get-together which some of our neighbors were enjoying. Plus the crew who take you to your spot are excellent at giving you exact instructions while you back in. All the people who work here are just wonderful which makes the stay a nice event. They accept Passport America for Monday through Friday night. The rate posted does not reflect that discount. The negatives are that you are in the middle of nowhere with VERY limited Wi-Fi access. (For decent reception, you have to sit at a bench next to the small building where the Wi-Fi is located. In 50 degree weather this is not a fun experience.) We used this for a departure point for Yellowstone Park. We would not do that again; it is just too far away.

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The name has changed to Prairie Pasque Campground. If you think of this as just an overnight stay this park provides all you need since they do have the basics, but little more. The picture on the website is a bit misleading for July visitors since the grass is mostly brown and replaced with weeds. Arriving at the park is a bit confusing since there is no one around to give you instructions and there are no instructions printed on the collection box. Fortunately, the woman who takes the reservations was nearby and could help us understand what to do. I helped others who came later and were as confused as I was. I would stay here again if I needed an overnight stop, but would have much lower expectations than I did as a first-time visitor. They claim to have Wi-Fi, but it did not work in the space we had.

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As others have said, the drives to the spaces are narrow. But, the park is nice and the folks at the front desk are super! We stayed here twice (June and July) on our last trip from CA to MN. The trees can be a problem if you have satellite, but the cable channels provide most of the programs we are interested in. We will certainly stay here again in the future.

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Like others have said, this is a nice park to stay in for visiting the Little Bighorn Battlefield. But, to call this park "family friendly" is an overreach. This is just your basic park with little to offer children. The Wi-Fi does not reach to the back of the park where we were parked. We were advised to come near the office at a table that was located there. This really does not match my definition of Wi-Fi availability. Pull-through availability is contingent on your time of arrival since many of the pull-through locations require passing through other "back in" locations to reach the "pull-through" spots. Were told on the phone that pull-throughs were available but arrived just behind the last "pull-through" customer. We were able to back in to the "pass-through" spots with no problems.

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What a find! This place is great! We are just passing through this time, but will seriously consider spending some time in this park in the future. This is the kind of park where you want to spend at least a week. Sites are among the trees, but there are still breaks that allow you to setup a satellite dish. The sites are spacious, so there is no problem with slides. There are some sites that overlook the Boulder River. But, you can hear the water running over the rocks from just about any place in the park.