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Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Abilene State Park, Tuscola, Texas

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

On a weekday, when school in still in session, this is an excellent place for an over night stop or as a destination location for a few nights. I've never been here on a weekend. The park could be difficult to locate the first time. Find Buffalo Gap and then follow the signs, carefully. The Pecan loop has excellent, and spacious sites, for RV trailers or motorhomes. Most are level, and will easily accommodate a twenty four foot motorhome. The utilities are excellent and well placed. There is no sewer connection for the Pecan loop sites. The big negative here is the restroom. It is centrally located within the loop, but way to small for the potential number of people. The restroom is in need of a major renovation. There are plenty of trails here for biking or hiking. The place is dark at night, as it should be. There are an assortment of natural night sounds here including a chorus of Poorwills, and frogs. These pleasant sounds can be vastly disturbed by the occasional flyover by a B-1 Bomber. We camped here in a Motorhome, and we will return again next May. We camped at Abilene State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Pecan
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Kofa Ko-Op - Escapees Park (members only), Yuma, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A rather good RV Park in the Yuma area for a night or two. The RV Park is well to the south of I-8, so a lack of traffic noise. In fact, there is virtual no traffic sounds here. Military jets and helicopters will occasionally disrupt the quiet. Farm land, and a few homes borders the RV Park. I suspect strong winds may cause some blowing dust problems. There is an excellent pool here. The clubhouse is in extreme need of an update. Overall, I enjoyed my stay, and will likely return. We camped at Kofa Ko-Op - Escapees Park (members only) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Alamo Lake, Wenden, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Alamo Lake SP has five separate campgrounds. This review is for Campground C, which has electric and water hook-ups at developed sites. In my view, based on my stay, the Arizona State Park systems is misleading campers. Alamo Lake SP is hyped as a magnificent star gazing place to camp. This is not so for Campground C. To my surprise, on a moonless sky night, I discovered the campground has at least seven bright glowing street lights. Those lights definitely interfere with viewing the stars. The bright casting glow of Phoenix is also, present in the sky here. Sites are somewhat attractive. A combination of pull-through and back-ins. A few are not level. The loop road is very rough. Oddly, the dump station sits at the entrance and exit to the campground. If an RV is dumping, the exit can be blocked. We camped here in a motorhome and will not return during the spring break period. We camped at Alamo Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Bottomless Lakes State Park, Roswell, New Mexico

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of our favorite places to swim and to enjoy the migration of birds. Unfortunately, the Lea Lake campground is not one of our favorite campgrounds. Like many other New Mexico State Park campgrounds it is in need of loving care. During our stay the houseflies were horrendous. It must be a seasonal thing or poor sanitation. We have been here before during October and each time we had hundreds of flies on the Motorhome. Park staff like to indicate the restroom was clean by marking down the date and time it was clean. Doing so does not actually make the restroom clean. Restroom conditions are terrible and appear to be in need of a massive professional cleaning service. They have been neglected for months. For mysterious reasons the day use area restroom was closed on October 17. The campground restroom became the only usable restroom in the park. Simple household metal trash cans are utilized here for trash. Raccoons go through them every night and litter the surrounding area with trash. Park staff does not always pick-up the trash. There were a couple of campground host units on site. During our week stay we didn't see them doing anything, but drive around on carts.

There is Wi-Fi here and it actually works well at certain times of the day. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Dream Catcher RV Park - Escapees Rainbow Park, Deming, New Mexico

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent RV park for an overnight stay. It is just a vast gravel area with widely spaced meter boxes. One row of sites has a few trees. The sites are gravel just like the access roads and just like everything else. The exception is a grassy area for pets and a dying grass lawn on one side of the clubhouse. The advertised Wi-Fi is actually the network of an adjacent Quality Inn, which allows users of the RV Park to use the Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi does not extend into the RV Park. The Quality Inn allows the RV Park users access to the pool and the fitness room. The pool is not heated. After a few weeks on a journey to campgrounds and RV Parks well beyond the city life, the noise of Deming was noticeable. Train and I-10 traffic noise woke us up several times during the night. We have been here before and will likely return for overnight stay. We camped at Dream Catcher RV Park - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Navajo Lake State Park, Pine Main Campground, Navajo Dam, New Mexico

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We were looking forward to staying at this State Park campground for a few days. After one overnight, we were glad we only paid for one night. We should of followed our instincts the moment we drove-in, and left. There is so much open space along the lake, but the campground sites are packed into a small and congested area. The campground is situated well above the lake with excellent views. Access to the lake from the campground is difficult. Some sites are level and sufficient for moderate size RV units. Most are not level and nearly all are without spaciousness and privacy from the neighbors. The paved loop roads are narrow and could be a challenge for a big rig. What drove us away was the unexpected crowd and residential living. It was mid-week during October and only a few sites were available. By evening the place was full. Supposedly, there a 14 day limit. Many of the campers looked like they have been on site for many weeks. Many had school age kids and we wondered why they were not in school. The noise level here at night was rather bad. Needless say, we will not return to this place. We camped at Navajo Lake State Park, Pine Main Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Heron Lake State Park, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here a couple of nights in the Blanca Campground just before the seasonal restroom closure. Perhaps because of the pending closure and the departure of the campground host, the restroom was left untouched in a poor sanitary condition. The same status prevailed in the adjacent Willow Campground. Loop roads are gravel and the spacious sites are basically a combination of dirt and loose gravel. There are an assortment of sites and most will accommodate various size RVs. Privacy at both campgrounds is at a premium with plenty of juniper trees and other native vegetation. Both campgrounds are on the edge of the Verizon zone. In the Blanca campground cell phone reception is sufficient between sites 39 and 45. At the Willow Campground, reception is best at site 21. Otherwise there is zero VZ coverage here. To find the lake one must go hiking. The lake level is extremely low and there is evidence its been low for a prolonged period of time. Actual access to the lake is difficult due to the soft quick sand like surface along the water edge. Only a few other campers during our stay on a weekend. It was very quiet with dark sky nights and secluded. We stayed here in a Motorhome. We camped at Heron Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Trinidad Lake State Park, Trinidad, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an upgraded modernized campground with a lucrative restroom. Unfortunately, the park system did not have the wisdom to produce a campground with spacious sites. Generally, the sites are unleveled, close together and most are out in the open with little privacy. The best sites and more spacious reside on the outer edge above the lake. The campground is locate well above the lake, along the edge of a very steep slope. There is little or no access to the lake. Boating, water skiing, tubing, and other water activities are permitted. For some odd reason swimming is not permitted. After paying the steep price for camping, we had to use quarters to take a shower. Sites come with electric, but there is no water at the sites. Water spigots are difficult to locate and most are not along roadway. There is not much to do at this campground. There is limited lake access, a few short trails and everyone, including day users, are crowded into a small area. At least on the weekend this arrangement results in considerable disturbing campground noise. We camped here in a Motorhome and we will not return to this State Park. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Lathrop State Park, Walsenburg, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

The 30 year old plus campground restrooms are shameful. They can only be used by one person at a time. So if someone has actually paid for a shower, the toilet is not available. Overlooking the restroom situation, this is an excellent park and an excellent place for RV camping. There are three campground loops with an assortment of sites. Most are level, some are pull through, and nearly all are very spacious with attractive juniper and pinyon trees. Verizon works great here and we had no problem getting Dish Network. Water is not included at the sites, but at some sites the spigots are rather close for a temporary connection. Sites have a view of the Spanish Peaks and the lakes. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

San Luis State Park, Mosca, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here a couple of times during the month of September including the final night of the 2016 season. We really liked this Colorado State Park due to spacious sites, which have tremendous views of the dunes and the massive mountain range. The showers are coin operated and the overnight price is steep when the day pass is figured into the cost. Yet, these drawbacks appear to be the norm for Colorado State Parks. The campground loop roads are paved and narrow. The entrance road to the park is gravel. The electric hook-up is on the wrong side, but this can be corrected by going the "wrong way" on the loop road. The campground is isolated and beneath a dark sky zone. At least during September the majority of the sites are unoccupied. The San Luis Valley gets really cold at night. Colorado ought to be embarrassed charging campers for a shower after collecting $31 for the night. We may return on future visit to GSDNP. We camped at San Luis State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Hovenweep National Monument Campground, Montezuma Creek, Utah

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

An excellent NPS campground situated miles beyond civilization in a true dark sky location of the southwest. Most of the campground sites are spacious and especially so for the RV designated sites. There are about seven level back-in sites, (one paved), to the right and left of the pay station and near the restroom. These sites may accommodate an RV up to 40 feet. There was plenty of room for my 24 foot motorhome. Additionally, there are a few pull-over sites, some level, which have the potential to accommodate an RV. Sites come with a table and a shade wind protection Ramada. There is only one water spigot, which is located at the restroom. The typical 1960 style NPS restroom is equipped with one or two toilets depending on gender. Best to plan on getting up early in order to use the restroom. Also, plan on arriving prior to noon in order to acquire one those RV sites. The view is spectacular and the canyon ruins are nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome and would stay here again. We camped at Hovenweep National Monument Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Capulin RV Park & Camp, Capulin, New Mexico

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the one and only RV park near Capulin Volcano National Monument. It is good for a quiet overnight stay either before or after visiting the national monument, which is three miles to the north of town.
The listed amenities are sufficient and the sites are wide enough. The WiFi is extremely poor, minimal range, and I suspect there is just a simple WiFi extender. We found the highway noise to be minimal at night, and the town is rather quiet except for a few distant barking dogs. Verizon 4g works well here. We were not able to connect with Dish due to a row of trees. During our stay the owners were present, most of the time, and they take considerable pride in the upkeep of their RV Park. We stayed here in Motorhome. We camped at Capulin RV Park & Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground), Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This NPS campground has two loops and each has an assortment of spacious sites suitable for an RV. Motorhomes or trailers over 32 feet have fewer potential sites to select. The key to a good site is to arrive early. We stayed here for five nights. At 4 o'clock each afternoon the swarm arrives and most sites are taken by sunset. Weekends fill up by noon. The only available water is located at the restrooms. Nearly all sites are shaded by pinyon pines and the loop roads are paved. We stayed here in a Motorhome and will likely return some day. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV Park, Hooper, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

The pool is the main attraction and the RV sites are a sideshow. Both were a disappointment for us. If you come here for the pool expect to be joined by the local population from morning to closing time. The pool water is hot, 98 F or higher, which made any prolong stay in the water somewhat dangerous and uncomfortable. Loud music is played over multiple speakers, which can be heard at the RV sites. Sounds of people screaming, yelling, and splashing can be heard at the RV sites till closing time. The most disturbing aspect of the RV sites are the overhead stadium bright lights. One was directly over our Motorhome. The sites are tight, dirt base, and dusty. It rained during the night and what a mess. The Wi-Fi is terrible. VZ 4G does not work well here. There are a total of two toilets and two shower stalls. The RV crowd, tent campers, cabin and lodge users all compete for those two toilets. Safety and security here was a concern for us. Rift raft pool users wander around the RV sites. Perhaps that is the reason for those bright lights at night. We had planned to stay two nights, but rejected any thought of another night. We stayed here in a Motorhome and we will never be back. We camped at Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Caballo Lake RV Park, Caballo, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a rather good place to stay, adjacent to a lake, during the week days. The campgrounds tend to be noisy and crowded on the weekends by boaters and family groups. RV campers tend to occupy the non-reservation sites and the reservation sites are primarily unoccupied and available for one night at a time. Supposedly, one night at a time.

The office staff becomes highly irritated when a camper wants to stay in a reservation site without a reservation. The staff fails to indicate, which sites are available. So much easier to stay in the air conditioned office and fool arrivals the reservation sites are occupied. Still, overall, an enjoyable place to stay with excellent views of the mountains, and quiet sounds of an isolated location off I-25. We camped at Caballo Lake RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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