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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Thousand Trails / Medina Lake, Lakehills, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Nicely maintained park with many sites able to handle big rigs, with a few pull-theoughs. Cleaning of showers is a little below optimal, but adequate. Management is working hard to promote activities and improve community spirit. There are a few full-timers, but most campers are short-termers. We camped at Thousand Trails / Medina Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The park has lots of deer and quite a few jackrabbits.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice sites in cedar forest. Some of the sites are too small for anything over 25 feet, but quite a few can handle big rigs. Lots of hiking, but most is on the other side of the river, so it is best to have wet boots for crossing. We camped at Dinosaur Valley State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

The Vineyards, Grapevine, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

The park has recovered very well from the flood of two years ago. It is pretty and well-maintained. However, we would not advise visiting in winter if you need to use the showers: they are poorly heated, and the shower water is lukewarm at best. We complained after the first night (of three) but nothing was done. We expect better for a premier park with the Vineyards' rates. Perhaps some of the money Grapevine spent to rehabilitate the campground should have been used to improve the shower rooms. We camped at The Vineyards in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 36
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Easy drive, or 40 minute walk, to Grapevine. Easy connections to Dallas (some via tollroad, but avoidable), about an hour in traffic.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Huntsville State Park, Huntsville, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Most of the sites in this campground are far from level, although a few level ones can be found. Fire ants are also a problem. There is good walking and bicycling. Verizon connectivity is good. We would rate the campground higher, but the shower rooms were unusable; they were heavily mildewed and had a scummy feel to them, although there was no visible dirt. We do not intend to stay here again. We camped at Huntsville State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Maynor Creek Water Park, Waynesboro, Mississippi

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has very few level or nearly level sites, and generally has a very run-down feel. The shower rooms are unheated, with single-push-button controls. We would stay here again only after any other alternatives within two hours' drive have been found to be worse. We camped at Maynor Creek Water Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest state park campgrounds we have stayed in. Many of the sites are level or nearly so, and the separation between sites is very good. The park offers two very pleasant hiking trails, as well as access to the bayou and all its water sports. There is no Wi-Fi, but Verizon coverage was good. We definitely will stay here again, probably for several days. We camped at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Perry KOA Campground, Perry, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

For a KOA, this park is unimpressive (although the price is lower than many other KOA's). Perimeter sites are un-level and not well-developed. There is Wi-Fi and cable, and Verizon coverage is good. The campground also has a lighted, fancy miniature golf course. Be aware that there is a paper mill in the area, so when the wind is from the wrong direction it can be smelly (we had a north wind during our stay, and there was no odor). We camped at Perry KOA Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Manatee Springs State Park, Chiefland, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good campground with pleasant hiking (and swimming, in the naturally-heated spring). Sites in Hickory Loop are larger and a bit better-maintained, and the shower room there is considerably better than the one in Magnolia Loop (which is only screened in and has no heat). The sites in Magnolia Loop are sandy, and a bit narrow. There is no Wi-Fi, but Verizon coverage is adequate. We camped at Manatee Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Torreya State Park, Bristol, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an unimpressive campground at first glance, largely because the last road into the sites is narrow and dirt, but it is pleasant once you get settled. Most of the sites are also dirt, but they have a fair amount of separation. There is excellent walking and bicycling, and the park includes an 1800s plantation house (moved from elsewhere). Verizon is available, but weak. We definitely will visit again. However, the park is not easily accessible from I-10, so we will come in from the south side. We camped at Torreya State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Meaher State Park, Spanish Fort, Alabama

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground offers paved sites, including some pull-throughs, and some back-ins on the water. All are full hookups. The only negative aspect was the showers, which were clean but lacked hot water. The park uses the push-button style shower, which does not allow for changing temperature, and ours was too cool. In addition, the lights in the bathroom were on a motion sensor which was near the door; once you were in a toilet stall, the light went out, which was a bit bothersome at night. Due to the shower problems, we would camp here again only if we needed a decent site for the night and the distance of travel worked out well. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

River View RV Park & Resort, Vidalia, Louisiana

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent campground overlooking the Mississippi River. We were able to sit in our RV and watch the tugs push barges up and down the river. The Vidalia Landing River Walk is very nice. Sites are level, although very close together. Except for a few gravel back-in sites, all are pull-throughs. The shower rooms are old, but clean and very functional. The campground has good Wi-Fi, and cable (although we did not hook up to the cable). Discounts include Passport America (50%), Escapees (15%), and Good Sam (10%). We camped at River View RV Park & Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Martin Dies JR. State Park, Jasper, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very pleasant campground, with mostly level sites and plenty of good hiking (and canoeing, if desired). There is no Wi-Fi, but Verizon reception is good. The only negative factor is that you have to visit the park headquarters on the south side of the highway before you can camp on the north side, which adds time and could be bothersome for a long rig. We camped at Martin Dies JR. State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Colorado River Thousand Trails, Columbus, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a relatively small Thousand Trails park, but is very nice. Management obviously has put considerable money into maintenance and painting since our last visit a few months ago. The grounds are well-maintained, and the showers are very clean. Sites are large and relatively well-separated, especially in the loop nearest the river. Although there is no local Wi-Fi, Verizon connectivity is very good. The price noted is for non-members, who are now welcome at all Thousand Trails parks on a space-available basis. We camped at Colorado River Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Lake Mineral Wells State Park, Mineral Wells, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has well-separated sites, some of which are not too level. The Live Oak campground is all 30/50 amps and costs $25 per night; the Plateau campground is 30 amps and costs $20. There is very good walking and bicycling. Shower water was hot and abundant, but the showers are only semi-private. We camped at Lake Mineral Wells State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Sagebrush campground, which is the first one after reaching the bottom of the canyon. The sites are fairly well-separated, and not too far from level. This campground is close to the excellent CCC trail to the museum at the top of the rim. Good biking is available through the 5-mile-long park, but there is quite a bit of traffic along the road (as well as 6 water crossings, all but one of which was dry when we were there). The only negative was the large number of flies. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

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