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This is a nice RV park in a water park on a large lake. It was nearly empty while we were there and was quiet except for some moderate noise from the near-by airport (I worry that it would be noisier during the summer, since the longer RV sites are right next to a huge water slide). They have some of the best-designed, cleanest baths I've seen at any park. The park store doesn't stock much, but shops and restaurants are an easy 5-minute drive away. We'll definitely plan to stay here again, at least during the off-season. Note that their longest sites are 62'. We stayed 3 nights in site 66.

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Our fifth stay here. Good location convenient to I-20. Nice and quiet. Owners are on-site and couldn't be more accommodating. Great camp store and propane on-site. Free TV and WiFi. Excellent fenced dog run area. Reasonable rates. Will definitely stay again.

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We stayed three months through the Winter of 2012-13, our 4th stay here. Not much has changed: the good things are still good and the bad things are still bad. The best feature is the grass-and-trees area along the river. It's the nicest walking area we've found outside of a National Park, and it's the main feature that brings us back to the park each year: great for dogs. The grounds staff does a good job of keeping things neat. Most of the sites are spacious enough and the (concrete) picnic tables are fine. It's fairly quiet except on weekends when the park fills with locals and there's lot of partying. It's in a reasonably good location, not far from WalMart and groceries. There aren't many good restaurants to choose from in Kerrville, but Fredricksburg (25 mi) has some options, and San Antonio is just an hour away. The worst aspect of this park is that they have that useless Tengo Internet, so you'll want to provide for your own Internet service. (As we were leaving, the park put in a higher-bandwidth connection which means, I suppose, that you'll get Tengo's well-known refused logins, dropped connections, and non-existence customer service much faster than before. It beats me why an otherwise nice park insists on using such an awful Internet provider, and charging 35 bucks a month for the privilege.) The saloon is a noisy weekend party spot, and for some reason is allowed to stay open into the park's quiet hours. If you want to sleep, do not accept a site anywhere near the saloon. And be ready for ants in your RV. Bring plenty of ant bait and ant spray. All-in-all, it's OK for an extended stay. A fairly nice park and the rates aren't too bad. We'll probably consider them again next year, but will also check out other places in the area. The rate shown is monthly.

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A mid-grade campground at a premium price. I had to be in this area for 10 days and this was the only place I could get. It's not a bad campground, pretty standard. The best feature is a huge field that's great for dog walking. As others have pointed out, there are no services nearby, but it's a reasonably easy drive to Maryville, which has stores and restaurants. Power, water, sewer, cable all good. Wi-Fi service ranges from excellent on some sites to non-existent on others -- if you want Wi-Fi, don't stay on Row A. Verizon MiFi is usable as a backup, but we could only get 1-2 bars 3G service. Sites narrow. Tow vehicles and toads parked all over so maneuvering is a little difficult. Bath houses are nicely designed, but maintenance is questionable -- I found out the hard way that one of the toilets isn't solidly bolted to the floor. No enforcement of dog leash or pickup rules. The real downside is the price. They advertise $47/night for a long pull-through. That alone was high enough to make me think twice. But when you arrive, you learn that the local government is going to hit you with another 14.25% tax, making the price close to $54/night. A campground would have to be SUPER nice to merit a price like that and this place isn't that nice. I'll return to this area, but I'll find somewhere less pricey to stay.

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We were here 10 days and enjoyed it. Nice campground with lots of trees. Nice areas to walk dogs. Water, power, and sewer reliable. Bathrooms and showers fine. Owner on-site. Only two washers and driers -- I never had to wait, but if the park was full, that might become a problem. The town nearby doesn't have much, but it's fairly easy drive to Wilmington or Centerville where you can find restaurants, WalMart, etc. As someone else pointed out, the utilities are oddly positioned and we had to connect to water in the front, rather than the back, but that wasn't a problem for us. Wi-Fi didn't work for us, but Verizon MiFi worked OK. We'd stay here again.

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Not too bad, but not one of our favorites. This is a nicely arranged campground with a couple of large ponds and lots of trees. We had a pull-through that was long enough to park our combination (58'). One thing I noticed was that there always seemed to be a staff person on patrol for trash pickup and the park stays quite clean. Sites in our area were tighter than I like, but the sites on either side were unoccupied and there are large grassy areas for walking dogs, so it wasn't a problem for us. Rate was reasonable. On the down side, I had trouble with the sewer not wanting to drain properly, probably due to several days of heavy rain and a fully-occupied weekend just before. Lots of flying bugs and you might as well just plan on them getting into your unit. Our site (C-9) was severely sloped. Concrete pad, but the concrete was badly cracked and the rain formed a big puddle underneath us. The park is way out in the boonies over small twisty roads. Even though it has an Owensville address, it's a long haul to town. The park office has some basic supplies and a burger grill, but you're going to want to pack supplies. Warning: there's only pay WiFi. We might stay here again if we're in the area, but we'll look for other options first.

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We planned to make this an overnight, but liked the park so well that we stayed 3 nights. The park is a good distance from the interstate, but I didn't have any problems finding it with help from GPS. Nice layout with lots of trees. My site (8) was well-graveled and level. No problems with power, water, sewer, cable, or Wi-Fi. There wasn't much grass between sites in the area we were in, but that didn't bother us much since there was a huge grassed area just across the park road from us. That area's great for dogs. Sites in the part of the park we were in are face-to-face, which might bother some. Friendly, helpful owners are on-site. All-in-all, one of our favorite parks -- we'll return. The rate shown is nightly GS.

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I had to double-check to make sure this was the same park that got 9's in 2009 and 2006. Good grief. $39 for a mud site, bad-tasting water, no Wi-Fi, no cable, no sewer at pull-through sites, $5 dump fee, and an hourly freight train whistle blast from 6:30 am until 10 at night. Trees need trimming for big rig access. Definitely won't stay here again.

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We stayed here a month in space 49. A really nice park. Owners are on-site and take excellent care of the grounds and fix problems quickly. Very convenient to shopping and restaurants in town (by car). Power and cable TV very reliable. Minor problem with water was quickly fixed. No Wi-Fi except at/near office. Some road noise, but not enough to disturb. As another reviewer said, some of the spaces are a bit tight, but it looks like they were laid out that way to preserve trees, and I'll take shade over space. Only two washers and dryers, but I never had to wait, so I guess that's enough. Rate shown is monthly and does not include electric (Note that this park is cash only/no refunds). We'll definitely return.

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We overnighted here in a pull-through (site A2). Peaceful and nicely laid out so that you have a good distance from your neighbor. The bathhouse was on the other side of the park and all we had nearby were two porta-potties, which were full of biting flies. I'd stay again for an overnight, but next time I'd make sure to be near the bathhouse.

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Agree with the nice things other reviewers have said, but 30 bucks for a no-sewer space? It's not that nice. Unless you're getting the Passport rate, look elsewhere.

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We stayed here for a month. This was our second stay and we've enjoyed both. The campground is nicely laid out with good pull-through sites and back-ins along the river. There are a good many seasonals, but their sites are almost all well kept. The owners couldn't be more helpful. They do a great job of mowing and upkeep. They were upgrading their power and replacing all the picnic tables while we were there. Wi-Fi is only available at the sites nearest the office, so consider that when selecting a space. Great little restaurant just up the mountain at Big Spring Park. We'll definitely stay here again when we're in the area.

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One of our favorite parks. Mike, the new owner others have mentioned, is making great strides toward turning this into a fine campground. We stayed here a month and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. It's a good quiet location well back off the road with easy access. We had no trouble maneuvering our 53' combination. Our space was long and well-packed and needed only minor leveling. Water, sewer and WiFi were all reliable. Mike's incredibly helpful in giving advice and solving problems. When we had a problem with our power service, Mike let us plug in to the next space, and he rushed to replace the faulty part as soon as the hardware store opened the next morning. There's a nice pool and rec shelter and the laundry room has clean, new-looking machines. Mike has lots of plans for the property, including a vineyard and amphitheater. There are a lot of permanent residents, nearly all having well-kept sites. We'll definitely stay here next time we're in the area. We stayed in space 44. The price listed reflects weekly rates.

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Stayed here for four nights and mostly enjoyed it. Sites are nicely wooded and ours (103) was long and very wide, although the pad was a bit narrow. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bath house fixtures need repair and were dirty when we arrived, but the staff cleaned when we asked about it. This seems to be a hangout for local night-time partiers, but they were mostly on the other side of the park and it wasn't too noisy where we were. There is a problem with locals running their dogs off-leash, which made for some tense moments between one of our dogs and a pit bull. A night-time staff presence and enforcement of a few rules would help make this a first-rate park. Generally though, problems were fairly minor and this was a good place for this area. We'd probably stay here again.

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We had a reasonably good stay here. As others have pointed out, there are a lot of permanents here and some sites are pretty run down, but the transient spaces are by themselves at the back of the property and are well kept. Good areas to walk pets. Spaces a little tight. Wi-Fi signal was almost never strong enough to connect and we couldn't manage to find a spot where we could get satellite coverage with our dish. Most of the transient spaces were empty and the owner was very nice about letting us park our tow vehicle in a second space. We chose this campground because it was one of the few in the area that said it provides water during the Winter months. That turns out to be only *mostly* true. The water is turned on, but you aren't allowed to hook up to the spigot unless the temperature is above freezing. We would stay here again.