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I love this park. It is so beautiful and unique. Go in the summer and see the "Texas" production on the outdoor stage. Fabulous! I would have given it a 10 if it had full hookups. We stayed in the Mesquite Campground. Private and what a view. If you love to hike and bike or just appreciate the great west, this is the place for you. I will be back good Lord willing, and the creek don't rise!

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Sites are very tight. Park needs some updating. Lots of full time residents. Nice pool area. Lot of highway noise.

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Stayed here overnight. Park was clean. Pool was very clean. Sites were level and gravel. Good place for an overnight.

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If I could give this park a 20 I would. The setting is beautiful right along the Yellowstone River. We had a pullthrough site. Spotless does not even begin to describe how clean every area of the park is. The owners work constantly improving and maintaining the park and facilities. The owners were so very nice and helpful when we locked ourselves out of our motorhome. BTW Bruce's Lock and Key out of Bozeman was fabulous in resolving our problem. Very peaceful. It was 30 miles to Yellowstone National Park but the drive was very pleasant. Wish I could have stayed here all summer. I do hope I get to come back.

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Thank heavens for the sweet managers on duty that night. We came in late during a downpour and the dear folks waited for us. We had a terrible time finding the campground and they kindly "talked" us in the right direction. I know they thought they were dealing with the village idiots. The park is kept very clean. The sites are gravel. We had to unhook our dinghy before pulling in. We were led to the site and the nice gentleman guided us in in the pouring down rain. I would stay here again for sure. Thank you 7th Ranch for your kindness.

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We camped here overnight on our way to South Dakota. It is out in the country but on a pretty hill. The sites are gravel. There is no shade. The park is very clean. Good for an overnight. I would come back to Valentine as there are many outdoor activities available and the town itself is charming.

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I would have given this park a 10 but the water pressure was horrible. They were having trouble with their pump and had been having trouble for awhile. One night the water was off for awhile. The good news is the park is outside of the town of Custer in a beautiful location away from the traffic and noise. The sites are gravel and level. The park is well kept and managers are on site. Very clean. They need one more trash dumpster to accommodate all the trash. Managers were nice. I would definitely come back.

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Do not follow the directions on your GPS! The park is on the opposite side of the highway from the precious town of Henderson. Easy access off the highway. Very clean and level gravel sites. They also run a pizza business and it was good. We were here for just overnight but would go back again if in the area. Very nice managers. Not any shade where we parked, but other sites are available with some shade.

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We camped here overnight on the way to South Dakota. We missed it the first time but were able to turn around and get back to it. It is slightly out of town. Nicely treed with paved pads. There owner was super helpful in getting us parked as it was night when we got here. Quiet and clean. Good spot for an overnight.

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Fabulous park. I wish it had a pool. I was told "we have a lake". Yes, that is true but the lakes are low and not everyone likes to swim in the lake. But other than that, it was perfection. Great sites, we were in a back in. All paved with plenty of room for your tow vehicle. Spotlessly clean in every respect. The showers, bathroom and laundry were immaculate. I have to say it was the best priced laundry at a dollar a load I have seen in a long time. The roads are paved and the sites well spaced. There are two separate campsites. We stayed at the one as you enter which seems to have more treed sites. Covered picnic tables and fire rings and grills at each site. Firewood is available for purchase. The staff are efficient and check-in was easy. We were guided to our site and the gentleman helped us to back up. The playground is super. I can't wait to take my granddaughter. I know that it will be a hit with her. There is a roped off swimming area and a sandy beach. There is ample room for kids to ride bikes and play games. Plenty of open space. Golf carts are available for rental as well as bikes and kayaks. It is convenient to all Grapevine activities and only a couple of miles from Historic Downtown Grapevine. There is also a store at the campgrounds which is minimally stocked with necessities. I thought it was a little pricey. We are not used to paying that much per day. We'll save up and try to return for a long weekend stay with the grandkids.

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We camped at Big Cedar for a week. My husband is a hunter and has a lease in the area. One thing I can positively say about Big Cedar is that it is spotlessly clean. The owner keeps a keen eye on the place and lives there as well. The spaces are grass but very level. Getting in and out was easy. There are no grills at each site. They do have a very nice laundry facility. I did not see any playground equipment for children. There are two nice cabins for rent as well. The rate reflects Passport America. We will return if we are back in the area again.

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We camped here for 6 nights during the 100 year celebration of the Southern Bison Herd. The herd has been released in the park to roam their original grasslands. The sites are large and very easily accommodated our 39' 5th wheel. 30 and 50 amp service is available. Each site has a covered picnic table with a grill/fire ring. There is a burn ban currently in place. We rented horses from a man in Quitaque and he delivered them to the park for us. A trail ride was part of the weekend celebration and the folks kindly let us tag along on our horses. I highly recommend doing this is possible because you get a very different perspective of the canyon from the bottom of the canyon on the back of a horse. There are great hiking and riding trails. There is also the Trailway system which is part of the park but accessed outside of the park. It was a railway that had been abandoned and has the only RxR tunnel in Texas. Good for hiking and biking. The canyon is glorious and the history of the area is part of the lore that made Texas great. The bath and showers were very clean. I would go back as many times as I could. For those who cannot handle heat, I would recommend camping in the spring or early fall.

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We stayed 6 nights at Beaver's Bend State Park in the Buckeye Campground. The campground only has 30 amp service and we have a 50 amp 5th wheel. We were able to use our converter and adjust some vents and use a fan in order to stay cool throughout the RV at night. Buckeye is the only reservable campground. The others are first come,first served. The campground was very clean and spacious and heavily treed.We had to turn the lights on to see in the morning. It had great water pressure. We found the bathroom/showers to be slightly in need of care and cleaning. We prefered to use our own facilities in the RV. The river flows to the side of the campground but no swimming, wading or boating is allowed due to the rapid rise in water from the release of water from the dam daily and the violent undertow. Sad to say, two people drowned in the next campground over from us while we were there. There is, however, a great swimming area with ice cold water and wonderful creeks for trout fishing and fishing in general. The creeks are something out of a fairytale with cascading waterfalls over smooth rocks. There is canoe/kayak/paddle boat rental, horseback riding, a small train ride, hiking trails and a restaurant. They also have cabin rentals and a lodge. This was a CCC built park and reflects the quality and craftsmanship that was lost with that great generation. We also saw several pileated woodpeckers. There is 50 amp service available in the Acorn Campground. Beautiful place. Hope to return soon.

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We camped for 7 nights at The Point Campground at Chickasaw NRA. We keep coming back here. We like the upper area of The Point campground. The area is clean, very shaded and has spotless restrooms/showers. The water pressure was not very good, but with the great bathhouse it all worked out. There is a fishing pier and boat ramp in the immediate area which is on Lake of the Arbuckles. We always go to swim at the wonderful creeks in the old Platt area which are cold and refreshing. Great hiking trails, a Junior Ranger program and Stargazer Program. There is also Veteran's Lake which has a new cement walking trail around the lake. The bison herd is still roaming here and had two new additions of baby bison. The fantastic and not to be missed Chickasaw Cultural Center is open and amazing. We spent most of the day there. Don't miss it. Hopefully we will get to keep coming back. Only gave it a 9 because of no full hookups.

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We just returned from a week's stay at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Magnificent! Yes, it was hot, very hot, but we confined outdoor activity to the mornings and late afternoons. We stayed in the Mesquite camping area which had 50 amp service and water. There is no sewer hookup but they have 3 dump stations within the park. The spaces were long (we have a 39 ft. 5th wheel) and had ample room for out truck. Excellent covered picnic tables for each site and great water pressure. We were one of the few sites that had cell phone reception (ATT) and 3G. We went on an hour trail ride. Wish there had been a bit more history or geology thrown in. We attended the show "TEXAS" and had dinner beforehand at the venue. The dinner was good and the show was GREAT! One thing I want to mention to anyone thinking about going: drive into Canyon and go to the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. It is the 2nd largest historical museum in Texas and I was overwhelmed to find this jewel hidden away in the nice small town. Canyon is only 12 miles away from the State Park. Will I go back? OH YES! Makes me proud to be a native Texas.