Date of Stay: May, 2015
We camped here two nights. Yes, the park is older and some of the concrete pads are cracked. However, the park was very clean and well maintained. If we could, we would definitely return. We left the morning of May 5. On the evening of May 6, the Roadrunner RV Park took a direct hit of a tornado. You have probably seen pictures on the news. Note From RVPR admin: Park owners report that they are currently repairing damage caused by recent storms and anticipate being re-opened this season.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
This is definitely a "rustic park". The interior loop road and sites are all dirt and gravel rock. The sites are shady and back-in. There is plenty of maneuvering room for backing. The showers/restrooms were clean, but did not see a laundry. There are several long-term campers who will share information about diamond hunting. Miners' Camp is located right outside the entrance to Crater of Diamonds State Park, so it is quite a distance to Murfreesboro and Nashville, AR. If we return to Murfreesboro, we would definitely camp here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
Cooper Creek Campground is a welcomed relief from the crush of Branson! Located on the shores of Tanneycomo, where the fishing is great, it is away from the hustle of the Branson shows and Hwy. 76. The road into the campground is quite hilly. Once in the campground, the roads are a little tricky because they are narrow with some low hanging branches. My 38' fiver did fine though I took it slow, watched carefully, and had a spotter. The back-in spots along Tanneycomo are a little narrow and tight, but well worth the view! The pull-through spaces tend to have more room. The showers/restrooms were very clean. The laundry was clean, though a little on the expensive side. If we were to visit Branson again, we would stay here!
Date of Stay: June, 2014
Catherine's Landing is definitely a one-stop RV resort with plenty to do and plenty of fun! The "residential street" approaching the park may make one wonder, but the excellent access road confirms a great experience ahead. Asphalt roads with concrete RV pads, excellent hook-ups, and beautiful sites - what else is required? How about a great pool, a dock on Lake Catherine, and boat/kayak rentals? Plus the historical town of Hot Springs, Arkansas and the National Park just minutes away? Great fun! We will definitely return!
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Secluded Acres is a campground that is still developing. The sites are gravel or rocky dirt and there are many trees. The four sites nearest the highway are 50 amp pull through and fairly easy for big rigs to enter and exit. The showers/restroom is a modified yard shed - quaint but quite functional. The entrance to Secluded Acres can be easily missed, but watch for the signs for Hochatown BBQ at the front of the park. As mentioned, this is a RV park that is still in development, so it may be rustic now, but there are improvements planned for the future. We will definitely return!
Date of Stay: May, 2014
This is a wonderful campground located west of Lead Hill, Arkansas. Almost all sites are rated for 30' RVs maximum, though there are a couple of sites rated for 35' and one site rated for 40' RVs. There are some low hanging limbs on trees, so be careful for rig heights over 12'. Both camping areas (A & B) are on points overlooking beautiful Bull Shoals Lake. Most, not all, sites have 50 amp, all have water, and there is a dump area in Area B. The campground is very clean. The showers and rest rooms are spotless and are cleaned daily. The campground is located in a somewhat remote area of northern Arkansas, so it is a wonderful place to "get away" and enjoy the beauty of nature! The marina is immediately downhill from the campground, and there is a lodge located uphill if you want to rent a room. Bull Shoals Lake is absolutely pristine! This is a perfect place for fishing, water skiing, and even scuba diving! Actually, this campground is not big rig friendly - some low tree limbs, some tight turns, and as mentioned, most sites accomodate a maximum of 30' RVs. But once you are here, you will think it is "this side of heaven"!
Date of Stay: March, 2014
We are full-timers with a 38', 13.5' high RV and have been at Destiny for a year. This is an excellent RV park whose staff is working hard to improve the park and provide excellent customer service. I can only speak of my own experience, and my experience does not agree with some previous reviewers. The new Internet antennas installed last August provide excellent connections. (Yes, the ISP is TengoNet). I would guess that about 35% of the park are long-term, friendly residents at any time, and the vast majority of those residents have very well kept spaces. One will have to go far and wide to find a more professional and friendly staff whose goal is to provide the best customer service. Yes, there are some RV spaces that might seem a little close, and there are some spaces that are not quite level. This park is located on a low ridge and it would be impossible to not have a few spaces close or a few spaces with a slope. There are many pull-through spaces and some back-ins. Yes, there is a surcharge for electricity based on current energy prices. It's the Texas grid! In the years we camped here before full-timing, the staff was always helpful in accommodating our requests. The restroom and shower facilities are always spotless. In the past year, there are new washers and dryers. And during the winter months, there are potluck dinners. During the year there are "coffee hour" get-togethers for the campers. This past winter, the staff would check with the campers to assure that their propane tanks were filled even when the roads were covered with ice! The park owners and staff have plans to expand the number of RV spaces and other improvements. The biggest downside to Destiny RV is totally out of their control - I-35E construction. This is a multi-year construction job which will result in a better I-35E and easier access to Destiny RV! They will even get their own right-hand turning lane! But for now, if you are coming from the north on I-35E, I would recommend exiting at Corinth Parkway, following the frontage road through the light and down to Destiny RV Resort entrance (about a mile). If you are coming from the south on I-35E, due to the older (circa 1959) bridges, I personally would recommend going past Destiny RV several miles to exit at Mayhill/State School Road, turning left back under I-35E, then getting back on I-35E southbound to exit at Corinth Parkway (see above). It is way easier to negotiate the turn under I-35E at Mayhill! Destiny Dallas RV Resort is an excellent base location to visit the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. If you plan to go to downtown Dallas or the Parkland Medical District, the DCTA A-Train Med Park station is nearby which will transfer you to the DART Green Line light rail. This is an excellent transportation method to avoid all the I-35E construction!
Date of Stay: September, 2013
This area is no longer an Oklahoma State Park. It was sold some 10 years ago to private investors. We visited this former park during a day trip to check out the campground. Years ago this was one of Oklahoma's premier state parks, so we wanted to "relive youth" and plan a camping trip. Glad it was only a day trip. Yes, there is still a campground and a campground host, but the facilities have fallen into ruins needing dire repair. There is a row of pull through sites, approximately 20, that are still usable though in need of repair. All other sites range from barely usable to unusable - trees need to be trimmed for low branches, grass and downed limbs need to be tended, trash and broken bottles needed to be picked up, etc. The marina appears to be closed and sits in Catfish Bay like a ghost town. The lodge has long been torn down, but the cabins sit abandoned. Driving from the highway back to the camping area is like entering an "end of earth" movie with all the abandoned buildings falling apart in disrepair. The investors never started building the high end resort they proposed when they purchased this park from the State. We will not return to this area as it makes us sad when we remember its former glory.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Cedar Rail is located at the top of Raton Pass on I-25 north of Raton. Owners and staff are very friendly. There is an upper and lower RV area; both areas are all gravel and very clean. One is basically on the mountain top - great views! Wi-Fi was strong and free, but campers are asked to limit up/downloading and gaming. The WiFi is connected to satellite ISP. T-Mobile cellular was strong. RV park is above the interstate, so there is very little road noise despite how near the interstate is located. We will camp here again!
Date of Stay: July, 2012
This is an older but well maintained RV park located north of I-40 on Lakeside Drive (Loop 335). The staff is very friendly and helpful. A few spaces have fenced dog runs; there is a large dog run in the southwest corner of the park. Sites are all pull-through gravel with grass space in between. Conveniently located for the RV traveler on the east side of Amarillo: 1)about 2 miles from the I-40 and US 287 (Dallas/Ft. Worth) intersection, 2)on Loop 335 which loops around Amarillo to rejoin US 287 (Dumas/Dalhart) and avoids all inter-city traffic, 3)across highway from Pilot Travel Center station. The downside to the park: 1)near I-40, so there is some road noise, but also convenient to get to, and 2)in the flight path of the airport which closes in late evening. We will definitely stay here again!
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Well maintained, "country" RV park about 12 miles south of Creede. The Rio Grande River is a short walking distance across the highway. Gravel/grass spaces that are easy to pull-through. The Wi-Fi access is very sketchy and slow if available. Not all cellular service is available (T-Mobile not available). Beautiful area next to the river and mountains. Horseback riding, river rafting, jeep rental, fishing, hiking: enough to keep everyone busy for weeks. RV park entrance is on west side of Lodge and Cabins! The entrance is fairly narrow, adjust your turning accordingly! Interior roads are easily negotiated. If you stop at the Lodge, pull in at front parallel to the road. Do not attempt to pull in on west side of Lodge with large rigs! Camp host site well marked inside the entrance. The camp host, staff, and owners are all very friendly and helpful. Some "summer-long" campers who return every year. We will definitely camp here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
This is a very nice park with very friendly and helpful staff and owners. The sites are a little small, but well maintained and pull-through. Nice pool area along with recumbent bikes for the kids, and also a dirt bike trail adjacent to the camp. There is a sizeable dog run! We will definitely stay here again!
Date of Stay: June, 2012
The owners live on-site and are very friendly and extremely helpful! The RV area is all gravel, but there are shady areas of buffalo grass and dirt. Everything was well maintained and clean. No playground or pool, but the Capulin Volcano National Monument is in full view and only a few miles away. We will definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: February, 2012
Pecan Grove RV Park will not be everyone's "cup of tea". But, if you understand, believe, or embrace the local saying, "Keep Austin Weird", or if you have a tie-dyed shirt with that slogan on it, then you will appreciate Pecan Grove! Pecan Grove RV Park is located directly across Lake Lady Bird from downtown Austin on Barton Springs Road – very convenient to Austin's music scene, Barton Springs Pool, and the location of the Annual South-By-Southwest Music Festival. It is an older RV park – a direct step back into the 1950s! There are only about 10 overnight rental spots out of over a hundred spaces. You must call at least a month or two in advance for a reservation (unless you are VERY lucky). Payment is accepted as cash or check – no credit cards. The park does not have a website, but try looking at: http://www.maliasmiles.com/texas/austin/PecanGrove.htm. The park is densely wooded with pecan trees and associated squirrels. The full-time residents are all very friendly and very eclectic – musicians, artists, writers, a clown, and a few senior citizens. You will realize this shortly after entering the park as you pass an art sculpture of a six foot high coconut tree done in green, yellow, and blue neon light tubes. There is no pool, but Barton Springs is easy walking distance. The bathhouse is again from the 1950s (cinder block construction) but is very clean. Washers and dryers are available at the north end of the bathhouse. As an older park, the overhead electric, cable, etc., lines are low-hanging, but I had no problem clearing them with my 12' 8" high fifth wheel. The spaces are definitely for older trailers – Robert assisted me in parking my 39' fifth wheel at a diagonal in space 52! The interior streets are narrow but passable. The cable TV is excellent with 68 channels and Wi-Fi reception was very strong (and free!). The park is pet friendly, but they do insist that you pick up after your pets! Many of Austin's known restaurants and music venues are within easy walking distance from Pecan Grove. The city bus ($2/day pass) stops at the entrance to the park. To access: From I-35, take the Riverside Drive exit and proceed west on Riverside. Turn left on Barton Springs Road. Once you cross Lamar Street, the park will be on your right at 1518 Barton Springs Road. To exit the park, turn right on Barton Springs Road and continue on Barton Springs through Zilker Park to MoPac Expressway. Go south on MoPac to Texas Highway 360 (left exit) to return to I-35. We will camp here again . . . soon I hope!
Date of Stay: June, 2011
True, the park entrance is not lavishly marked. The entrance is immediately north of the Heartbreak Hotel. This is a very nice park. There is security at the entrance and through the park at night. The sites are mostly pull-through, though some are a little short. Each site is separated by a grass strip though some might consider the sites to be close. Yes, the pool and common area are quite popular. There is a tree/grass area at the back and around the pool which is as large as the RV park itself! A small part of this area is off-limits to pets as it is for the children's playground. There is a maintained small golf practice area (no long fairway shots!). However, this tree/grass area was wonderful just to walk the dogs around and enjoy the illusion of a peaceful countryside. Yes, it is directly next to the Graceland Museum area and across the street from Graceland. From the Heartbreak Hotel, there is a free shuttle to/from the Sun Records Studio and downtown (Beale Street and National Civil Rights Museum) during the day. At night, there is a $10/one way shuttle to Beale Street. Great place to stay and explore Memphis and Graceland!