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Gorgeous views from the mountain looking down on the valley below; good Wi-Fi; well-managed. At first I was concerned that I couldn't do much walking or bicycle riding in this park, but fortunately both are not too terribly far away. There is a great walking path at Beaver Lake about a 6 minute drive away; park in the lot on Merrimon Avenue at the bird sanctuary. Bike trails are a bit further away at Bent Creek. We would love to stay here again if we return to the area.

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We only stayed one night, but I would be happy to be here for a week or more. Paved roads and pads, long pull throughs, wifi worked great, nice landscaping. Lots of retail nearby to take care of whatever you need. We'll be back the next time we're in Nashville.

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Just fine for an overnight. As others have noted, it's just a big parking lot, but it's right on the river, just off the interstate. The Clinton library and other points of interest are within walking distance. WiFi worked great. I would happily stay here again.

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The reason I liked this park is because it's within walking distance of several bird sanctuaries. I was here for the spring bird migration, and stayed for one week (weekly rate reflected in rate shown). There are a few pull through sites, but not many, perhaps a half dozen; most are back-in. There is only one bathroom, but I never used theirs. The park is very quiet at night. I slept with the windows open each night. The park stays full in April (and perhaps part of March and May as well) because of all the birders who stay here during migration. So you'll almost certainly need a reservation ahead of time to stay here on that timing. I plan to come back here again next year for spring migration birding.

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I was here for four nights, and thought it was okay. What I liked is that it was very quiet, especially at night, when I slept with my windows open with no problem. Also the sites are quite roomy, not crowded together. I also liked that there were many mature trees. There are mainly winter Texans and long term residents here, but none of the sites looked junky. The cable TV was a hassle; you get a box from the office when you check in, and you have to unhook the cable to your TV, and then rehook it up again with the cable box. It was a pain in the...neck, and then when I got it all hooked up, I got a message on the screen that said "Your smart card is expired; contact your cable company to get a new one". The office was closed, so I unhooked everything so I could use my antennae to watch the two channels available through it. Also, they overcharged me by one night, but they caught it before I brought it to their attention, and wrote me a check to correct it; not sure why they didn't just issue a credit on my card, but a check worked fine.

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We've stayed in perhaps four dozen different RV parks in fifteen states over the past four years, and this is one of the top three we've seen. We originally had planned to stay here for two nights, but liked it so much we extended our stay, twice, and ended up staying a total five nights. As other reviewers have noted, the place is beautiful, well landscaped and immaculate. The Gulf coast is just a few steps away via a boardwalk over the dunes. Wi-Fi is strong and fast, and everything else works well. The one downside is that the locations is somewhat remote; limited dining and shopping options are ten minutes away in Port Aransas, and for extensive dining and shopping options one must go to Corpus Christi, about a half hour drive. I hope we have the chance to come back soon.

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This is a fun and funky place, and we loved it. The good: it's a great location, with numerous restaurants, bars, and live music within easy walking distance; the residents (yes, there are quite a few permanent residents here) are friendly and interesting; and if you like shade on a hot day, the trees here are beautiful and numerous. The not as good: we didn't have getting in and out in our 31' Airstream, but we saw a large Class A that was having problems making a turn; it's cash or check only, no credit cards; they do not have a web site so getting information about the park is dependent on web sites like this one. I had heard that a stay required making reservations weeks or months in advance, but we only called ahead by one time and got a spot; maybe we just got lucky. We will be back (assuming we can get a spot).

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Stayed here a couple of nights prior to the balloon fiesta. It's an okay place but nothing special. They do have some cool old travel trailers. The worst things about the place for me was that the larger stones used for the gravel streets and sites were very hard on my old dog's feet; she could barely get around. While they are happy to have dogs here, I would not consider the place dog friendly since there were not good places to walk the dog. In addition to the stones, there were some stickers as well that my dog picked up in her feet.

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We stayed in the VIP West lot; there are several different RV lots, and they vary quite a bit from one to another. So you should read these reviews carefully to understand which area is being described. As has been pointed out, in the VIP West area there are no hookups, it's strictly dry camping. What I was told was that "friendly" generators were allowed, meaning those that are quiet like a Honda or Yamaha; unfortunately some of my neighbors used the very loud commercial generators. My dog had a very hard time with the asphalt surface, as it included some larger stones. Staying here is not inexpensive. Despite all these downsides, I have to give the park a 6, because the balloon fiesta is such a delightful experience. It was only about a five minute walk from our trailer to the balloon field. And on a couple of mornings hundreds of balloons came right over our rig. Unbelievable. I plan to return for the festival next year.

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This is the way an RV resort is supposed to be. Lots of trees, grass, and water, and the place appears well managed. I loved this place, and was sorry I was only staying one night. The only reason that I didn't give it a 10 is that there is a little noise from the nearby traffic; however, it was not loud enough to keep me from sleeping peacefully all night.

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We stayed at this park a year ago, and came back for a week this summer. PROs: Easy to bicycle into town with bike lanes almost all the way to the plaza; nice views of the mountains from most sites; trail to walk the dog (although it's not very long). CONs: Some sites don't have 50 amp, some don't have sewer; large rocks on roads and sites were hard on my dog's feet. We would stay here again, because we value the nice bicycle ride to the plaza.

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We enjoyed our stay at this park. Nothing fancy here except the beautiful river, but it's a very pleasant park. We only stayed three nights, but lots of the folks there stay a month or even the whole summer. No cable TV and no channels available via antennae, so unless you have a satellite dish the Internet is the only possibility; luckily the Wi-Fi is good most of the time. We will be back to stay here again.

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When you see the bright yellow Penske rental trucks lined up, or a sign for apartments called The Lofts, turn in, as the entrance to the park is very difficult to see. The sign on Cerrillos Road for the park is easy to miss. We have stayed in four different RV parks in Santa Fe, and this is our favorite. This was our first stay here, as in prior visits this park did not look inviting; however, we saw that the reviews have been much more positive lately, and it's apparent that numerous improvements have been made to the park within the last year. Evidently it's under new ownership and/or management. There's much to like about this park. It's spacious, and easy to get around, with paved roads (although the sites are gravel). There are some sites with shade from trees (we were lucky enough to snag one), but some sites have no shade at all. There is a great area for walking the dog, although there are some goathead stickers to watch out for. It's right in town, just minutes from the plaza. It's also right on the bus line. There are numerous shopping and restaurant choices within five minutes drive of the park. We found that we could access the nearby bike trails without riding on the streets too much, although many of the streets in the area have bike lanes, including Cerrillos Road on which the park is located. We will definitely be back.

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Had the internet worked here, I would have rated the park a 10. Luckily we had tablets with 3G, as well as smartphones, so we were connected. The WiFi was totally nonfunctional during our stay. Other than no internet, this is a fabulous park. Citrus trees with fruit everywhere, great sites, excellent off leash area for dogs, and a restaurant on site.

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This is not a pleasant place to stay, although it may be the best for many miles around. As others have mentioned, the entry road is horribly rough. We had a security streetlight right behind us that shined in all night. At 5am Tuesday morning, the dumpster (which was also right behind us) was picked up and emptied by an extremely loud truck. There was no grass anywhere near us, nor any concrete, only white rock gravel everywhere.