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Park name has changed to Desert Palms RV Resort as it has new owners effective December 2014 according to office staff. New Passport America affiliated park. Regular rate of $30. Large level sites, good electric service. Negatives: Road noise and train noise. With the use of our a/c we could minimize the outside noise. Our cat was looking out the window and saw a train and hid under the sofa. The laundry facilities are clean and well maintained. We did not go in the restrooms. We will not return here again.

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30 amp at our site was broken but the 50 amp worked fine. It's a good value if you are just passing thru. Sites are close together. Noisy location, easy on-and-off bypass road. We would stay here again if we were passing thru.

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Beautiful park on the river. We spent the evening watching the barge traffic. Pull thru sites are long enough for motorhome and tow vehicle without unhitching. Definitely plan to visit here again.

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Definitely a good value with Passport America discount. Long enough pull thru site that we didn't have to unhook our tow vehicle. We would stay here again.

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San Benito is by far the worst Thousand Trails campground we have been in. Very dirty, unkempt place. Roads in rough shape. Buildings not maintained. Long term or annual sites trashy looking. Restrooms not cleaned daily. Hot tub not working. We drove around and counted 189 'red dot' sites which mean broken electrical service. Another 120 have been converted into 50 Amp sites for an additional charge. Employees didn't care, which is evident from the manager on down. We were treated very rudely by two different employees when we had a problem and wanted help resolving it. The only exception to the poor attitude was the rangers who really made an effort to be helpful. Employees riding around on golf carts continually but not doing any work. The sites were very dirty and no effort had been made to remove all kinds of nasty rubbish, including used tampons and broken glass. The campground could be beautiful as it is large and in a quiet location. We will not stay here again.

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Excellent check in service. Campground has 16 overnight sites according to their website. Mostly long term residents. We had a long level pull thru 50 amp site for $12.50 with 50% Passport America discount. Easy access to I-5. Good for an overnight stay. If you have children there are no activities to keep them occupied. We would probably stay here again.

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Thousand Trails membership park now owned by Encore system so public sites available. We are members thus the $0 nightly rate. We stayed here many times from 2008-2010 and were happy, but this time found it was less than adequate. First site we tried was narrow and not level and we could not get DirecTV. We moved to riverside and still could not get DirecTV. Other campers came over and said since the trees grew higher almost no one could get satellite TV, and there is no over-the-air TV. Road traffic and railroad noise much louder than in 2010. Campground store seems to be gone. Public laundry available. We will probably not stay here again as it is 4+ miles down a narrow 2-lane road. Campground is not near anything.

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Pleasantly surprised. We got a nice back-in site with full hookups. Satellite TV worked great; AT&T card worked great. Pool open. Loved the quiet as it is off-season until school is out. It is about 30 minutes to Leavenworth. Trimming needs to be done on some of the roadways. Staff friendly. We would definitely stay here again. This is one of our membership parks in Thousand Trails and we don't pay - thus the $0 nightly rate.

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Great park. We had a view of the golf course and also played 9 holes - cost is $10 and $5 a person to ride the cart. Quiet, long, level pull thru sites. We will definitely stay here again.

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First night is still free. We agree with previous comments. Fine for an overnight. Long pull thru site and no need to unhitch towed vehicle. We set up and watched the high school baseball team practice which was fun. We would stay here again if we were traveling thru this area.

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Very disappointing. We booked a 50 amp site and it should have been unavailable as it was so rough that we could not level. The 50 amp box was so close to the ground that my husband had to be on his knees in the dirt to hook up the plug. Gave it a 2 because it was quiet and the staff appear to be working to improve things. Sites are pull thru but short so have to unhitch towed vehicle. We would not stay here again.

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If we had read the previous review with a rating of 2 we never would have stopped for the night here. Glad we camped here! The office staff was super friendly and we got the pull-through site. Long level site. Other residents very friendly. We saw no loose dogs. Maybe since it was January the seasonal people were not in residence; it is obviously a very busy place in the summer months as it is a membership campground with a lake with paddle boats, a large playground for children, miniature golf, and a pool. We would stay here again if we were in the area.

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We would not recommend this as a one-night stay as it is miles off I-10 and the traffic on US 27 was very heavy. Office staff very pleasant. Beware that sites available for Passport America are Elect/Water crossover (single power pole for two sites) so you may have to run your electric and water under your unit. Rate of $17 plus $3 extra for 50 amp service using Passport America. Nice site, long and level with a view of the river. Quiet, except that with a crossover site we were right next to our neighbor and their hot water heater turned on and off all night, waking me up. We would probably not stay here again.

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Agree with previous review. Good campground if you are passing thru the area. Very nice woman checked us in This is Passport America rate for 50 amp pull thru full hook up. We would stay here again.

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Good park for one or two nights. We agree with previous comments. Our towed car scraped on the way out of the driveway. Check in staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We would stay here again.