MelindaK

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This state park has full hookups and large sites. As a previous post stated the more private sites are on the outside of the loop, but none of the sites are truly private. They do mow a large section around each site, which is great as some parks barely mow around the picnic area. Would love to see a little under growth between the sites for privacy. Beware the water pressure is low and it fluctuates at times to very low. The way the sewer pipe is done makes it hard to completely drain your sewer hose. The park host mentioned that they are in the process of going through the RV sites and trimming up the trees, which is needed as I was not able to pull through the pull thru site because of low hanging limbs. Note that after heavy rain some of the sites have large puddles of standing water. As others have mentioned the bridge into the park is being rebuilt so there is a little detour. Nice hiking trails, but most of them were closed because of being flooded. Great birding area, but the mesquitos were so bad that I could not stay at the wildlife viewing for being eaten alive. There is shopping and restaurants nearby in Sealy and Katy. We camped here in a travel trailer. Would definitely stay here again when in the area. If the sites had more privacy and there was good water pressure I would give this park a 9.

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We stayed in the Live Oak campground because of the easy access to the Frio River. I did not use the restrooms, but friends did and they stated the restrooms were always in need of attention. Several of the trails down to the river were littered with trash. Site 358 was very unlevel. In addition, the trees along some of the roads need to be trimmed so the branches do not scrap the sides of your trailer. It's as though this State Park is so loved and used that it is taking a toll on the park and the state is behind on maintaining the park. This is a great park for hiking, kayaking, swimming, and birding.

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We camped at PA CO CHU PUK G Loop for 10 days. The $26.00 per night fee does not include the $10.00 transaction fee that reserve america charges or the daily entrance fee. We had purchased a Colorado State Park Pass for $70. This campground has full hookups which we enjoyed considering the length of our stay. The hookups are towards the back of the back-in sites so if your sewer is located midway on your trailer instead of the back you will probably need extra hoses (I had to connect 3 hoses). I would have rated the park higher if more of the grass around our site had been mowed. I understand leaving things natural, but I was in knee high weeds to access the hookups. I feel a foot or two on the side of the pad near the hookups is not too much to ask, all sites were like this. On the sites that were pull through it looked as though some of the bushes/under brush needed to be trimmed back as it might have been touching peoples slide outs. AT&T cell coverage was spotty and my Verizon PC card coverage was weak. Coverage seemed to be better during the day. Water pressure was good. The attendants at the gate were great and helpful with information as where to go. We used this park as a base camp. The fly fishing on the river was good too. Next time I would make the length of the stay 14 days as 10 days is not enough time to do everything in the area. There is an onsite Laundry Room, which was very clean and very reasonable considering the location. We would definitely camp here again.

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Great for an overnight stop. The sites are pull through, long and spacious. There are some permanent campers, but they all seem to be in there own area and were neat. Felt safe staying there and would stay again. Access to and from the park is easy.

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I cannot remember if the rate is excluding tax, but felt like the rate had increase since our last stay. I did notice that it seemed as though the park had made some improvements to a some of the sites compared to our previous stay at the park. The park is a good ways out from Santa Fe, but there are nearby restaurants.

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We use this park as an overnight stay when traveling from Texas to Colorado. I gave the park a 10 rating this time because of the excellent service that I received that was above and beyond the normal service. The rubber gasket that is between the roof and side of camper came loose and was over the slide out topper; therefore, I was not sure I would be able to extend the slide out. The owner brought out a ladder and climb up and put the gasket back in it track in a 104 degrees in the heat of the day. The park hosts were very helpful and friendly as well. In this campground it is worth paying the extra for a premium site.

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A great little park to stop for a few days. The rate does not include the entrance fee. The restaurant at the golf course is a nice convenience as there are not many choices in the town of Walsenburg.

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This is a bare bones park and probably the roughest looking KOA I have stayed in, but it worked for an overnight stop. You kind of expect the KOA to be a parking lot with sites squeezed together. However, at this particular KOA if we had not been led to our site I would not have know which site was which. It was hard to tell where the site began and where it ended. I guess what I am trying to say is it looks as though this park could use a face lift. The staff was friendly and very helpful they truly made the difference.

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This was our second time staying at Pleasant Valley RV Park in Howard. We had a waterfront site and yes your neighbors our close, but you have a concrete pad for picnic table and green grass. The site we had was beautiful as there was a view of the river and the mountains from our site. Did not hook up the satellite, because of the trees it may be hard in some of the sites to get reception. The laundry room is always clean and very reasonable. The staff is awesome, and you are led to your site and assisted with backing in to the site. There are a lot of repeat campers here and some have left their units there, but they are like a family and will invite you to their potluck. My favorite place when I need to veg and relax.

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Stayed in the Pinon Campground at Lathrop SP in back in site in Loop A. Luckily my site had water as I misunderstood and thought sites shared water hence one faucet per two sites. After walking around I realized water is scattered through the campground and not every site has water. First time staying in a Colorado State Park. Be sure to check before setting up. The park has two lakes and a 3 mile paved walking trail around one of the lakes. There is a golf course next door that has a restaurant at the club house nothing fancy, but could be convenient. In the town of Walsenberg there is a grocery store called Fresh Cuts for stocking up. There is a grocery store that is closer to the park, but one of the staff at the park told us that Fresh Cuts had fresher items. The views of the mountains are very nice. Trees are mostly piñon and cedar so no trouble getting satellite reception. Hiking, birding, fishing, and biking are all activities that are available here. Plus there are day trips you can do from here. I would definitely stay here again.

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I use this campground as an overnight stop. My number one complaint is the location of the hookups. I usually have to pull all the way up in the site, which means I have to unhook from the truck or the truck would be out in the road. I noticed this time that there is a gun range in the area as someone was target practicing one evening.

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Stayed in a pull-through site. The space was so close to the next site our slides almost touched. Plus I could hear the neighbor's A/C running. On the way back from Colorado decided to upgrade to premium site (cost $34.95). Premium site is worth the extra money. Mainly use this campground as an overnight stop.

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I would have given this campground a 10 except the water and electric hookup for our site #7 was on the wrong side. However, I loved the site as it had more space compared to other sites and it was a waterfront site. Staff friendly and helpful. As others have mentioned there are many seasonal campers and locals who leave their campers. Wi-Fi was great! My Verizon PC Card did not work there except for one night. AT&T cell coverage good. We were able to get Satellite TV at the site. The only downside is location, as it's a 20 to 25 minute drive to Salida. Compared to other campgrounds in the area it's the best we found. We would camp here again.

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Some sites are close together and some sites have some space. Limited over the air TV stations, satellite reception good, but for some sites reception could be an issue. AT&T cell coverage great and Verizon PC Card received good signal. As previously mentioned there are street lights that create a lot of light pollution and even shine in your camper at night. Interior roads are paved, but narrow at times. Nice hiking trials in the park and great bird watching. Electric and water pressure were good. No road noise here like you have over at the State Park. However, during this time of year it's duck hunting season so there was a lot of noise from the guns. Didn't realize it until I was wakened by the gunfire the first morning. Kind of got use to it. It's closer to go to Jasper for shopping and restaurants. Big Thicket Preserve is nearby: lots to do in the area.

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Nice quiet campground with very nice park host and rangers. Fee includes park pass. No TV unless you have satellite. Only negative is not much privacy between sites. Had site 6 which was nice but sunny and out in middle. Next time would pick a site on the other side of the loop. This time there was a Casita group that had filled the campground. Great place to see wildlife.