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We stayed for a couple of nights to check out our 5th wheel before heading out on a longer trip. It's hard to rate the campground as it seems half way between a campground and an RV resort, but without really being very good at either. Restrooms have stalls that are too small, old showers, and are too few for the number of people if the campground is at all full. For a camping experience, the campsites are too close together and there isn't much else to do except wander around some ponds. For those looking for resort amenities, you have to put up with campfire smoke coming from right next door, gravel sites, no good restaurants nearby, and contrived activities that seem very dated. It is also very expensive. If it had been half the cost, then it would be a good value, but at this price we've come to expect more. For camping, the state parks are a better deal and have a lot more space between campsites along with hiking and more outdoor activities. Satellite signal is very difficult to acquire. For an RV resort, better to head somewhere else to get your money's worth.

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This was a surprisingly nice state park with very nicely spaced and roomy campsites. It is close to I-10 and train tracks so there is some low level noise, so marked down from what would otherwise have been a 10 rating. Very nice camp host who facilitated the check in process. We would stay here again if in the area.

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For a state park, we were disappointed in how close together the sites were as we felt like we were in a commercial park. Not sure why others thought they were roomy. There is a nice, though small, dog beach area. Ranger apparently likes to sing and presented an evening program at the amphitheater which is fine if you like that kind of music, but since everything is really close, we had to listen to two hours of "entertainment" whether we wanted to or not. We would not return.

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Another wonderful COE campground where some of the sites have water and electric though the ones by the lake do not have power. Good price with National Park Senior Pass, though we didn't understand why this COE is more than the others we have stayed in and usually pay $10. The sites are nicely separated, paved, and have good power and water. Lovely walking trails and good bass fishing in the lake if you like to fish. Restrooms were a bit dated but clean. Friendly hosts and ranger. We wish we could have stayed longer, and will return if in the area.

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This was advertised as an Encore Resort, but it is certainly not a resort and is in deteriorating condition. Many long term residents who are allowed to break all the rules, including letting their dogs into the pool area. The restrooms were not properly cleaned with the same mop used to swab around the toilets, then clean the showers without any disinfectant. There are not a lot of choices in the area, so apparently they do not think they have to maintain any standards, but we found it disgusting and will not return.

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This is a very nice park to visit the Paso Robles area and they even have coupons for free wine tastings. The rate was with a winter 30 percent off coupon we found on the internet. Without the coupon, the rate would have been over $75. Restrooms are clean, good laundry facilities, and room enough to walk the dog. The only downside, other than the rate, is that the some of the sites are arranged a little oddly, where you may have to share a picnic table area with your neighbor. Other sites are better so choose your site carefully. We would stay here again if in the area and if we could find another discount coupon.

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We found this to be an excellent park for an overnight stopover with easy in and out. The sites are in the middle of an Orange grove and we were invited to pick any Oranges we wanted. Very nice laundry facilities, good dog walking areas around the perimeter among the Orange trees and a fenced off-leash area that was not huge but larger than many we found and it had been kept clean as well. We have already returned once and would definitely stop here again if in the area.

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This campground had many long-term snow birds but some spots for overnight. One of the best stopover parks we encountered on our trip. When we called ahead to inquire about a vacancy, the manager did not want a credit card, just said they'd hold the site for us and they did. The sites are gravel, but are separated by Oleander shrubs that provide some privacy as well as a windbreak. Nice area to walk your dog behind the park into the BLM area.

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We needed a place to stay on the west side of Phoenix and finally selected this one after some research. It was disappointing. The sites are really close together with narrow roads and had to park your vehicle along with your trailer/RV/Fifth wheel. The restrooms were adequate, but the Wi-Fi did not work and the office staff was of no help in addressing the issue. The pet areas are a joke especially if you have a larger dog. The other option is to walk down into the "wash" area which felt unsafe both from anyone being able to get down there and possible snakes and other critters in the brush along the sides. We would not stay here again.

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An excellent park for visiting the Tucson area. This park re-opened this last year under new management and they were really trying to have great customer satisfaction and quickly addressed any concerns we had, which were minor such as a stopped up shower drain in the women's shower area. The whole park has had new gravel put down, which stopped the blowing sand when the winds came up. The dog park and walk area is better than most we find in private parks. There is a good restaurant on site, but not a lot of planned activities. That was fine with us, as we only stay for a couple weeks and prefer the lower cost without added "resort fees" for activities we don't use. We will definitely stay here again if we return to the area.

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A wonderful Texas state park with nicely spaced campsites, some with paved slabs. There are lots of walking trails in the preserve area and down to the South Llano river. There is a bird sanctuary and blinds to observe the birds. Very friendly ranger who let us pick our own spot. We did not have any Verizon cell service here, the only negative. Rate is with the Texas state park pass so we did not have to pay the per person daily entrance fee.

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The rate is with a Texas state park pass so we did not have to pay the per person entrance fee. This park is on the Blanco River and you can walk into town, though it is a bit of a hike. Park is nice, but the spaces are a little closer together than many state parks so more of an RV park feeling than a state park so marked it down to a 9 from an otherwise 10. Restrooms were up to date and clean.

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What a fabulous find in the middle of Texas with friendly check-in couple at the entrance booth. Campsites nicely spaced with lots of room in between them, clean restrooms, paved slabs, electric and water, and a new dump station. If coming this way again, we would definitely stay here.

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We are not sure why this park gets such high reviews. It is true the manager is nice, there is a piece of concrete to park on but we barely fit. However it is not very picturesque, the rest of the site and roads are gravel (with dirt showing through) and unkempt grass that had someone else's dog waste. Much of the park has long-term residents who leave early for work and/or come in after dark and there is some road noise. There is an area to walk the dog, and the showers were clean and had nice hot water. We probably will not return.

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This was a convenient state park close to I20 and we stayed two nights during a rain storm. It has paved roads and campsites which was very nice given the heavy downpours. Lots of area to walk the dog, typical state park restrooms but they were clean, and nice hosts and rangers. There are large rocks around the campsites to keep vehicles off the grass areas. We didn't find these to be a problem but carry a flashlight if walking around at night, and be careful pulling around especially if you have a larger rig or not a lot of experience. We saw a "newbie" put his trailer over the water spigot as he didn't anticipate the turning radius when towing. He broke off the faucet which meant the rangers had to come turn off the water to our section of the campground and get the faucet fixed. They were very nice at keeping us informed and it wasn't an issue for us. Rate is with the Texas park pass so we did not have to pay the daily per person entrance fee. We would stay here again when coming through Texas.