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This is a good overnight stop. There are many seasonal sites as well, and it seemed that the majority of the sites were occupied by snowbirds. The pool and hot tub areas are very nice. This is close to I-8, so there is a lot of traffic noise. It is hard to imagine spending several months next to that traffic. The staff are very efficient and provide lots of information.

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This is a good overnight stop while driving through Texas on I-10. 50 amp, WIFI, and pull throughs make it a good stop for a big rig. There is a pool and a playground, but this is also in a very dry climate where dust blows frequently. The staff are friendly and helpful, and there is a little cafe on the premises with good basic food, such as hamburgers and chicken fingers.

     

Abilene KOA

Abilene, Texas

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This is a very nice KOA. Our main requirements are pull through, 50 amp and WIFI, and it had all of the above, plus friendly, helpful staff and a clean park with nice sites. It was easy to maneuver our 40 foot motor home in and out of the site and the park. It is just off I-10, so there is some traffic noise. It is also about 1 mile from Harlow's, which is an excellent local barbeque joint. A good overnight stop.

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There are very few RV parks in or near Dallas. This one is east, just off I-30, 2 miles from I-635, so it is easy to access Dallas. There are pull throughs with 50 amp and WIFI, which are our main requirements, but the park is very plain. The sites are wide enough to open slide outs and awnings, but you wouldn't want to sit outside because it isn't very attractive. It is far enough from the interstate to avoid traffic noises, and it is right under 2 cell towers, so the signals are good. We found it to be sufficient for our purposes, which were to visit family in central Dallas. We never saw the manager, as business was conducted via an envelope which we picked up and filled out. You have to have a reservation in advance to stay there, or you can call the posted number and request a site when you arrive.

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We decided to save some money and stay at this campground because the others in Tucson seemed expensive. That was a mistake. Crazy Horse has narrow sites that are crammed together so closely that you can't open your awning. The pull troughs are short, so we had trouble parking our towed car out of the way. It is close to the interstate and an Air Force base, so it is noisy. If we return to Tucson, we will spend the money and stay at a nicer park.

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This is a good campground to stop at for an overnight as you drive on I-10 through Texas. It has every amenity that we need for our 40-foot motor home, including free WIFI. It is easily accessible from the interstate. However, it is not a very scenic place, despite being on a small river. I give it high marks (9) for being clean, friendly and very complete, but a lower overall mark because it is not located in a very attractive area. This part of Texas is dry, sandy and rocky without much shade.

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This is an exceptionally nice campground -- not very scenic but very clean and very complete in what it offers. It is easily accessible from I-10, and it is well designed. Free WIFI is a major plus. We would definitely stay there again for an overnight en route on I-10. However, it is probably not a good destination campground for families with children, as the campground -- though neatly laid out -- has no play areas and lots of roads with camp traffic. There is a very nice pool area and a rec hall with free continental breakfast.

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This is a very clean, very convenient campground that is easily accessible off I-10. The interior roads are good but quite narrow and curvy. Nevertheless, we were able to easily park our 40-foot motor home. We arrived in a hard rain and found that the campground drained well, which can make or break an experience. We would definitely camp there again.

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As noted by others, the entrance to the park is somewhat difficult, along a winding road through a residential neighborhood and across a very narrow bridge. In addition, the noise from the nearby interstate is significant. But it is also close to I-40 and a good stop for an overnight. They offer free WI-FI, which is a bonus, and the campground is clean. The staff are very pleasant. The sites are long enough for a 40-foot motorhome plus towed vehicle, and they are of average width (not cramped). There is an extra charge for cable television, and we were able to get a satellite signal from a remote dish. Newport, TN, has grocery stores, liquor stores and a Super Walmart for supplies. This is not a good destination campground but is adequate for overnight. However, we stayed for four nights, and the traffic noise became annoying. It is about a 30-40 minutes drive to the Smokies for hiking -- beautiful views along the way.

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This is a good campground for families traveling with children, which we were not. There are many recreational opportunities for kids, which, unfortunately, include pedal go carts that are very low to the ground. Kids zip around the park and pedal right in front of cars. We stayed in the motorhome section, which is very nice, but we had to inch our way through the campground in order to avoid running over children in the go carts, unsupervised kids darting in front of cars, etc. We love kids, but this was too much. We will stay elsewhere next time.

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The campground has easy access for big rigs and pull through sites. It is wooded with sandy dirt roads. The trees are cut back and do not pose problems for larger rigs. We had a concrete patio, which was nice, but we had to use the mobile satellite receiver because of trees. There is no cable t.v., and there is a small charge ($10 per week) for WI-FI. The campground is adequate for our purposes, which were to use it as a home base while we visited the many state parks in the area.

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This park has been recently renovated, and it shows. The roads and sites have fresh asphalt, and there is enough room for the biggest rigs. It is very clean and nicely designed, and the staff are friendly, patient and helpful. The campground is located on Anastasia Island, about 10 minutes from downtown St. Augustine, where all the congestion is. You can drive here via State Road 312, which will get you to the island without going through downtown tourist traffic. Winter is a good time to explore the area unless you really want to swim at the beach. Biking fans would enjoy Guana River State Park, about 30 minutes north of the campground on A-1-A. There are very good restaurants on the island as well as down town.

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During one of our past visits to this area, my husband and I toured several campgrounds, and initially Big Meadow was our second choice because our first choice was more scenic. Well, we stayed in the first choice last time, it was scenic, but it didn't have 50 amp service, WI-FI, a cell phone signal, and premium pull through sites with concrete pads for the motor home and patio. And the staff at the first choice were unfriendly and acted as though it was a supreme effort to respond to a question, much less a request. Big Meadow is so much better! The owners are friendly and efficient, and the campground is clean and well maintained. The premium sites are excellent for motor homes and big fifth wheels. The rules are clearly presented, and they are based on common sense and courtesy, not something silly. The campground is close to the Smokies and away from the hectic pace of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. We will definitely return.

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This campground is a very good location for an overnight off I-77 and I-81. It is also a good home base for vacationing in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of southwestern Virginia. The new owners are friendly and helpful, and the campground is very clean. However, the big rig pull throughs are not very level, and they are so narrow that our neighbor could not put out his awning at the same time as we did. We spoke with several other campers who had the same problems with leveling and with the narrowness of the sites. Hopefully, the new owners will address these problems, as they seem to be mentioned frequently. We stayed for 8 nights, including Labor Day weekend, when the campground was packed. We hope to return to this area -- the hiking and biking were awesome -- but we will probably try out a different campground next time.

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We live in Florida, and we usually stay at this campground overnight while passing through Georgia on I-95. It is easily accessed from the interstate and has pull through sites big enough for our 40-foot motor home. The campground includes a pretty lake with swans, geese, ducks and other water fowl. The only problems we have encountered were deep mud puddles after heavy rain -- right in the middle of the roads, so your RV or towed vehicle had to plow through them. Most of the time we have found the staff to be friendly and accommodating. However, the last visit we registered with friendly but poorly trained teenagers who didn't know how to operate the credit card machine, and who couldn't answer any questions. An excellent nearby (10 minutes by car) restaurant is Love's Seafood on Highway 17, one of the main reasons we always stop here.