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This campground has two locations. The office is at Campground 1. We camped at Campground 2 located behind a commercial building on a busy highway. The single restroom and laundry room are in this building. The location, on the shore of Lake Sibley, is beautiful. It is disappointing the quality of the campground does not match the location. Poorly defined sites with hookups randomly scattered about on a dirt and gravel lot. Piles of trash here and there and a couple of dilapidated structures containing trash and junk. There was also several long term tenants with equipment, etc. stacked outside their RV's. We were here during the Natchitoches Christmas Festival so the campground was full. Because the sites are so disorderly, people arriving first parked however their rig best fit making it difficult for the later arrivals to navigate - a couple of large rigs gave up and went elsewhere. After registering online, we received no confirmation of having a particular site assigned nor directions. When we arrived, there was no one in the office and it took multiple calls to reach anyone. When we did, the person did not have access to the registration information and told us to take a certain site only to later find this had been given to someone else. In short, this is a junky, poorly managed campground. We will go somewhere else if ever in Natchitoches again.

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While this park offers good pools, free movies at night and the staff was friendly, it had more negatives than positives for us. We were placed on back row next to horse stables, had several neighbors that looked to be full time - not quiet to the junky stage, but getting there. The one next to us had 3 vehicles that made our site seemed smaller than it was. The sewer stub was too high for our discharge so I had to get out, lift and jiggle the sewer hose occasionally - my response to the explanation that the "code" required the sewer stub to be 6 in. was that the pads should be higher. If you plan on doing Galveston, be aware it is a 15-20 min. drive. There is nothing around the park but beach homes and the beach. We paid to play their mini-golf at night, but lighting was so poor we could not see most holes. We will opt for one of the parks actually in Galveston for our next visit.

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This park is a bit hard to locate. It is actually located in Warrenville. Any RV campground in the Chicago is a rarity so even with some drawbacks we were glad to find this one. It is a large, beautiful and heavily-wooded oasis in a pretty congested area. Staff very friendly. Restrooms were immaculate even with heavy usage on a holiday weekend. The drawbacks are: (1) it is only open for Fri. and Sat. night camping except on holidays, (2) no and or sewer connections and the few water spigots will not allow for a hose to be connected so to fill your tank requires carrying water in containers to your RV. Sites are level and very spacious with site #64 being best located for the restrooms with showers. One unusual plus is that those over 65 get 1 free weekend per year. We would camp here again.

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Large, shaded, peaceful campground with a "homey" feel and friendly hosts. Older facilities, but restrooms/showers were very clean. Sites are mostly grass but level and well spaced. The owners appear to be upgrading as evidenced by the new, large playground. Peaceful. WiFi was good, but AT&T service was very spotty. We would stay here again.

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Facilities are a bit dated and in an older part of town; however the experience of having a site a few feet from St. Mary's River with a view from our back window of freighters passing made this a great place for us. Restrooms/showers and laundry were very clean. Hostess is gracious. We would return.

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The location and good restrooms/showers is about all this campground has to recommend. Office (old and junky looking) was never open and we saw attendant only once. Two pieces of playground equipment are old and worn. Sites are grass, but fairly level. The location on Lake Superior gives this park a lot of potential, but it needs updating and to be better maintained. The $37 for full hook-up is a bit over-priced compared to other places. In spite of the negatives, we would stay here again just because of the view.

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We have been in 46 states in the past 4 yrs and this is the most attractive and best maintained government-owned campground we've seen; plus, the $20 is the best value we've had. Wooded, spacious sites of which only 5 have full hook-up. We had reservations, but there is self-registration as you enter. Perhaps, the only less-than-optimal thing is the location. Great as a destination campground, but a bit out of the way for overnighting. We would stay here again.

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We stayed here because there was nothing else in the area. Registration is cumbersome as you have to go into town to the police station, pay and get a permit. The receptionist who handled this was ---less than efficient. Campground is next to a marsh, so expect mosquitoes. Supposedly there are 8 sites; however, only two water connections of which each is to be shared by 2 sites. There are chemical toilets in the park, but that is it. We would travel on rather than stay here again.

     

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Benbrook, Texas

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First of all don't go to Benbrook Lake expecting "pretty"; there are some sites with nice views of what there is. On the positive side, the rate is great for those of us with a federal park pass, there is some pretty good fishing, great TV reception and the sites are nicely spaced. Site 72 and 73 which we and our friends had are in an area all to themselves which we liked. On the less-than-positive side, the buildings with restrooms only are pit toilets and the restrooms with showers have open areas at the top and no heat which rendered them unusable with the nightly temps in the 30's, there is no cable or Wi-Fi if that is important to you, it is impossible to discern site numbers from the main road, and the biggest disappointment is no sites have sewer hoop-up which is a real convenience if you are staying multiple days. We will probably stay there again due to the great rate despite the negatives.

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Beautiful water views from most sites - friendly staff - sites nicely spaced and a great value with a Senior Park Pass. There are no sewer hookups. To keep our gray water tank from filling up, I used the showers. Night time temperatures were around freezing. The closing mechanism on door to men's restroom was broken so once inside there was no way to keep the cold air out. There was an overhead heater that did not work. No hand dryer or paper towels. This place needs some basic maintenance.

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The main attraction to this park is the natural beauty of the area. Facilities are old and there is no sewer hookup available. Fixtures in restrooms and showers were clean, but walls and floors have accumulated dirt, spider webs, etc. Only 31 sites can be reserved and there is nothing on website showing how to do this. Staff was friendly, but could only tell us which area we were in - not which site was reserved for us. We had to drive until we found our name on a post. No TV, Wi-Fi or cell reception.

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Rate is for site with water and electricity. Other camping loops with full hookups are also available. Sites are nicely spaced; however, some have a strange layout. Site 29 in Keystone Loop has the picnic table and fire ring much closer to the pad of site 30 than to site 29 plus it is fairly unlevel. Good antennae TV reception, weak cell reception and no Wi-Fi. Park staff are friendly, but Texas has the worst reservation system of any of the 40+ states in which we have RV'ed and it took us over 25 minutes to get checked in.

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The main thing this park has going for it is the unique beauty of Caddo Lake. This is an old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) -constructed park in bad need of repair and maintenance. The water around the fishing piers had considerable trash floating in it and no one appeared interested in cleaning it out. The only thing we observed park staff doing was several drive by's each day looking for some violation. Only a government entity would put campsites next to a busy highway when there appear to be acres of other available land. The Armadillo Run Camping area is especially noisy. The amenities promoted on the website - paddle boats, canoes, etc. were no where to be found and this was on a weekend when the park was full. The rate is for water and electricity only.

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Some things were great at this campground - others need a little work. As web page showed some sites with great views of the mountains, I wanted one of these; however, could never speak with them by phone (answered once and promised to call back, but never did). Was able to reserve on internet, but not request a site. Ended up being put in one of the center sites without the good view. The outer sites with the better view seem to have a lot of longer-term residents. While the view is peaceful, there is always road noise drifting up from Hwy 70 below. Clubhouse is the most outstanding feature - huge porch with rocking chairs and a great view. The sewer connections are all about 10 inches above the parking pad. As there was no way I could drain uphill, we wanted to use the sewer dump as we left. Unfortunately, it is in a landscaped island surrounded by crossties and in a circle so tight that I had to move two crossties a bit to manuver our 24' trailer. The owners were very friendly and appear to still be making improvements. It has the potential to be a # 10 park; however, being 10 miles from Hot Springs, we will probably opt for something closer next time. Price reflects Good Sam discount.

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One of the best bargains in over 37,000 miles of RV'ing. Beautiful, peaceful campground with very spacious sites. We were in Loop A and had a great view of the Maumelle River. Restroom/showers are one-person-at-a-time, but were large and clean. The price reflects Senior Park Pass. We will definitely return here when passing through the Little Rock area.