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Beaver Lake Hide A Way Campground & RV Park, Rogers, Arkansas

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The entire park is dirt/gravel, which makes it very dirty. The road is supposed to be one-way with a 5mph speed, but nobody seemed to obey this (direction or speed). There were people staying there long-term (1 month) and I think people that live there full time as well. People seemed friendly. We paid for 5 nights, but left after 1. We asked for a refund, they were hesitant. We arrived July 4th, which was a Wednesday this year. They tried to say we don’t normally do refunds on a holiday weekend. Helllloooo: it is the middle of the week, not a weekend. My husband is in a wheelchair. He went most of the way down the road to the boat dock in his electric wheelchair and got stuck and could not get back up, so we told them the park is not friendly for him, and they refunded us a couple of nights. We were fine with that, and moved about a mile up the road to another Campground. (You can read my post about them on this site as well.) The nice thing about this park is the pool. We did not actually visit it, but it was hot out, and a lot of people were using it. They also have some cabins, (that is what they called them, but looked more like mini-apartments to me) for rent. They are right by the pool. Each one had a patio that overlooked the pool. From their map, they have other cabins and cottages, but I did not explore the park and see them. They had a laundry facility, but we did not visit that. There are also hot showers available, but we did not use those. Our site was # 3. It had some shade, and our slide-outs and awnings were actually into the tree branches. We are 43’ and were pulling a trailer, and we were barely able to fit into the spot without disconnecting. At the end of the one-way, where you turn to go the opposite direction to pull into your site, it is very tight. He told me in the office, "You will have to swing real wide." We had to swing as wide as possible but not hit other vehicles and children’s bikes, and then back up a little, turn the wheel, and complete the turn. And then there was a truck pulling a boat coming towards us, as well as another car, and the car looked at us like we were in the wrong! There are no scenic views from this park; it is in the middle of the forest/woods. They do have a store inside the office with some provisions, but no fresh food, just snacks/toiletries/camp items. This park is far from any thing, so come with plenty of groceries and any other provisions. The closest grocery store (Harps) is about 10 miles, but that is about 25 minutes. The roads are very windy and it takes a long time to get anywhere. The closest restaurants are about 6 – 7 miles and about 20 minutes. Corona (Seafood & Mexican) is okay. Sam’s Olde Tyme Hamburgers was good, great chicken friend steak! The water on the lake is very clean and clear. Great place to boat, jet ski, and play in the water, but not accessible from this park. The guy told me they are waterfront, but you have to go down a very long, steep dirt road to get to the water, which consists of a boat dock for about 6 or 7 vessels. The water is very low right now, so you have to walk on some rocks to get to it. We won’t be back here, unless they do something to improve the dirt/dust/roads. We camped at Beaver Lake Hide A Way Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
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Rocky Branch Campground COE, Rogers, Arkansas

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is an Army Corps of Engineers park, located on Beaver Lake. It is paved, has a couple of boat ramps, and has a marina with drinks (no alcohol), ice, snacks, and fuel. Their website has a listing of the site numbers, what size rig they can accommodate, and the power availability. We stayed in site 15, which has an amazing view. It is listed as 50 amp, however, it is 30 amp. We have a splitter, but you cannot use it, it immediately blows a breaker when you plug them both in. It is close to a restroom facility. The showers are a long haul, so you need a car to get to them. You have to haul off your trash, it is located in the same place as the showers. There are multiple restroom facilities. There are fire-rings at just about every site, as well as picnic tables. The pictures on their website do not do justice to the beauty that is here. There is a park ranger that we see drive by constantly: I like that. We have also seen the Sheriff drive through. Some of the sites that are pull through would put your front door facing away from the water, so that is a disappointment. There is an on-site pump-out. There is a safe swim area, no pets or glass or cans allowed there. This park is far from any thing, so come with plenty of groceries, water in your tank if equipped, and any other provisions. The closest grocery store (Harps) is about 10 miles, but that is about 25 minutes. The roads are very windy and it takes a long time to get anywhere. The closest restaurants are about 6: 7 miles and about 20 minutes. Corona (Seafood & Mexican) is okay. Sam’s Olde Tyme Hamburgers was good, great chicken friend steak! The water on the lake is very clean and clear. Great place to boat, jet ski, and play in the water. The park has several places where people have beached and tied up their water vessels. You can just walk down to the water from your site and get in and play. I would stay here again, only I’d be better prepared next time, as we didn’t fill up with water before we came, and we didn’t have any groceries on-board, as we usually eat out and enjoy the food and culture. Many parts of AR are dry counties, so if you like to drink, bring plenty with you. I also wrote about Beaver Lake Hide-A-Way, which is about a mile from here, so be sure to read that review as well. We camped at Rocky Branch Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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States Visited: 3
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Mountain Breeze, New Braunfels, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We have a 44' RV and it is a bit difficult to maneuver. It is not really designed for rig’s that large. It is mostly a tent camping place. It is very dusty. The sites are dirt and grass. The sites closer to the water have shade. The big field for tents does not. They have small cabins available for rent, but I never saw inside of them, and do not know the cost. For the RV, we paid $15/person/night. In addition to that, they charge for water and electricity, I think it is $5/night. We do not utilize the restrooms, but I know they have free showers, and sometimes there is a line on busy weekends. There is a bar on-site, and a grill on the weekends. They also have live bands outdoors at night on the weekends. It is a party atmosphere each time we have been here. You can buy ice on site, $3/bag. You can rent tubes ($15/per person, rent 3, get the 4th on free) here. They will shuttle you, or you can get in the water here and float to a pick-up point. You can sit in chairs or tubes/rafts in the water and not float if you choose to do so. They have a sand volleyball area. I do not recall seeing any other play areas for children. If there is a problem with unruly guests, you just go to the office and report it, and they will take care of it! We saw that first hand this weekend. They have a dog painted in their logo, floating in a tube, which is misleading because they do not allow pets. They do, however, have a resident cat. There are containers everywhere for you to recycle beer/soda cans. I believe a couple of the sites have fire pits. We camped at Mountain Breeze in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
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Pioneer River Resort, Bandera, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay here every time there is a motorcycle rally and we go to Bandera. This time, we went just to go, no rally going on. When there is a rally, it is packed. This time it was very empty. Even when it is full, we have not experienced any problems with noise or people being rowdy. There is one entrance and it accommodates our 44' rig and a trailer behind us. They have a field that we have stayed in when arriving late at night so as to not disturb those who are already asleep. This is the first time we have used the pool and hot tub. They were clean, as were the restrooms that are connected to the pool. I did not use the laundry facilities, but our friend did and said they were fine. There are trees so some spots are shaded. The sites are gravel/dirt, and the road is paved. I do not think they have any cabins for rent, but they have a red Caboose that is an efficiency that you can rent, current rate is $85/night. You can access the river in a few different places and play in the water. The elderly man in the office was friendly and polite. We camped at Pioneer River Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
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Wanderlust RV Park, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived after hours, but the man that works in the office saw us pull up and came and opened up for us to check in. If you pay with a credit card, they charge you an extra fee. He was very nice, and after seeing my Good Sam Club card and collecting my check, he escorted us to our site on his golf cart. The site was a little tight once we had all our slides out, but it was fine. It is not paved. We did have a patio area with a table, but no fire pit. There is a pavilion with picnic tables and a big round grill. Each day, he fires up the grill for anybody who wants to cook on it. There were a lot of pets, and I wish they had a designated pet run area. The park is located on Passion Play Road, so if you plan to see the Passion Play, it is very convenient. There are three or four trolley routes, and one of the stops is located in front of the RV park. There are a couple of cabins available for rent. Our friends stayed in them. They are rustic, with a micro, coffee pot, small fridge, and sink, with two full size beds. Pets are not allowed in the cabins. The cabins have a porch overlooking the woods and have a swing for you to enjoy your coffee or adult beverages. We had no complaints about this park and would stay here again. We camped at Wanderlust RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
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Catherine's Landing, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a fairly new park (open about two years), but super nice. It has a small boat ramp for small fishing boats or house boats/party barge type boats, and four or five boat slips. Love that they have a fenced in dog area. Restrooms were super nice and clean. There are restrooms in three areas that I saw, plus more at the pool. There are two laundry areas that I saw, but I did not utilize them or even go inside. There is a great pavilion with picnic tables and a long prep table area with double stainless steel sinks on both ends. There are big 10 blade ceiling fans in the pavilion. There is a set of restrooms in the pavilion, as well as an ice machine (the kind where you put money in and can pick two different sizes of bags to fill up), and there is a soda machine. The pool was warm and nice and clean. No hot tub. There are currently 10 cabins and 4 or 5 yurts. Our friends stayed in a cabin and said they were very nice inside. I've never heard of a yurt - but they are a permanent tent structure; round like a tepee, but has a hinged door and a small a/c unit and a round skylight in the top of it. They plan to put in a Frisbee golf area and more cabins with RV sites beside them. The grounds are a former dairy pasture, so they are still working on getting the grass nice and pretty. All of the sites have a patio area with a picnic table, and a fire pit. Very quiet when we were here, with about 20 or so other RVs on the grounds. Would stay here again if we visit the area again. We camped at Catherine's Landing in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
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North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch), Burleson, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Has 2 or 3 pools, hot tubs, and laundry areas. has a gated dog play area. Was decorated for Christmas. They are putting in a big water park. They have become a Jellystone park. They have hay rides, and they offer golf carts and trikes and other items for rent to get around the park. There are a lot of residents in this park, and we feel some of them are allowed to decorate their own spots a little too much. We feel that the permanent residents should be put in their own area and then they could decorate as they wish. There are a lot of trees here so you can get a shade spot if you want. The store/office has things for sale. They also offer on-site food. We look forward to staying here again the next time we are passing through. We camped at North Texas Jellystone (formerly Rustic Creek Ranch) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
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Big Chief RV Resort, Burnet, Texas

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean park. Great pool area, though it got extremely full because the lake water is so low, people (ppl) were using the pool and hot tub area more. Downside to the pool is that a wheelchair cannot get inside of the gated area. Did not use the restroom facilities, so cannot comment on those. Management was super friendly. Not a paved park, which makes a difference to some. There are cabins by the lake for rental and a big pavilion area. We camped at Big Chief RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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States Visited: 3
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Crockett Family Resort, Crockett, Texas

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $30.00
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We were here for a family reunion. We were the only ones in the family with a RV, the rest stayed in cabins. I believe the rate was $30 a night for the RV site, but may have been $35, as my husband paid. We have a 42' and had no problems getting around in the park. The RV sites were all in the shade and that made it very nice in the triple digit temps. The restrooms are not air conditioned. The shower rooms are unisex and very small and also not air conditioned. The laundry room was not air conditioned. I did not enter it so I cannot comment on those facilities fairly. There are very few trash cans on the grounds. The dumpsters are quite a hike to get to from most places on the grounds, but I do appreciate that the smell from the dumpsters was not near where we were camping. The management puts feed out for the deer and we watched 4 of them around their trailer in the dawn and at dusk. I did not deal with the staff nor the restaurant, but my husband did. He said all staff was friendly and nice. The restaurant is leased by another family and they are religious, so I'd suggest you don't visit them if religious stuff on the walls bothers you. The cabins were $95 and up a night. They did not tell us when we booked one for my dad that you have to bring your own towels and your own soap. You also have to take out your trash before you leave. For $95 a night, this shocks me. Each cabin either has a window unit AC or one of those big AC units you often find in hotel rooms that sits on the floor, about 3 or 4 foot in length. I visited 3 cabins, not sure how many our family had. One was smaller, with a full bed and a set of bunk beds in one room. Had a flat screen TV on top of the small stainless steel fridge, and one AC. Another unit had a full size fridge, a set of bunk beds in the main area, and a separate bedroom with a full size bed. If you closed the bedroom door, there was no AC for the bedroom. The bedroom had a curtain hanging, but behind it was a mirror, not a window. The third cabin i visited was even bigger than the second. It had a dining table for 4, and two twin beds in the main area. It had two beds in the bedroom, but again, if you closed the bedroom door, there was no AC. I heard many family members say that the price only included one person, and each additional person was $10. I feel the rooms are lacking for the price you pay. We utilized the clubhouse for one day. Half of the building was $300 for the day. We had about 50 people, with many small children. There were 2 window units, and it became very hot and uncomfortable. They do setup the tables and chairs for you. There are two refrigerators, and that was nice for us to put all of the food in while we were preparing stuff. We brought our own BBQ pits to cook on right outside of the building. Again, lacking in trash cans. The water is way down due to the triple digits we have been having and the lack of rain. The lake is very nasty around the shore and the pier and the boat dock. However, once we got in the boat, we went across to the sand bar (many of the tall men in our family could walk all the way across) and we sat in the water and talked and played and had a nice time. We carried a pop-up tent over to the sand bar as well. We also had jet skis' with us, and the lake is nice for that as well. How ever, if the water were two foot higher, many of the stumps that we could see would not have been visible. Ask someone at the 'resort' where to go in the water before taking off on your own. The pool is small, but during the day, you can get shade and sun. As the sun moves, you just have to move as well. There were only five plastic chairs at the pool, no lounge chairs. And one trash can outside of the fence. The entire place is dirt and gravel, so be prepared for dirty feet and tracking dirt into your room or RV. The playground area is shaded, that is nice. There is put-put golf, swings, merry-go-round, slide, volleyball, basketball, and shuffleboard. Their internet was free and worked great. Our cell phones had very limited reception, both Verizon and Sprint. I would not be disappointed if we did not return to this 'resort'; however, our family came from lots of different places, and most of them were fine with the location, and they are already planning to have our reunion there again next year. Maybe by then, they will air condition the restrooms and showers, and add additional AC in the cabins that have bedrooms. The name should be Crockett Family RV and Campgrounds, not Resort. We camped at Crockett Family Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
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River Rim Resort, Concan, Texas

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very close to the Frio River; you can walk down to it. Has ice, firewood, and tube rental on site. Has free wi-fi. Very nice management. Cabins are super nice; we had friends in one of them. It is a dirt campground, not paved, that's the only thing I didn't like, hence my 9 rating. Expect to get dirty. We camped at River Rim Resort in a Motorhome.

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States Visited: 3
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Blazing Star Luxury RV Resort, San Antonio, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $54.00
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This is our second time to stay here. Very nice park. Has game room and pool and kiddie pool but no hot tub. It has a park/swing area and a basketball court and horseshoes. The GM is super friendly and I like the way she thinks. I also like that she loves our Doberman! It was a holiday weekend, rate was $54 on Thur. night and $64 on Fri. - Sun. Wi-Fi is not free, you can pay by the day, or packages. There are about 30 full time residents here. They will soon be putting in a dog walk and dog pool, but currently there is just a field you can let them play in. Very close to Sea World, and not too far from River Walk. We camped at Blazing Star Luxury RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
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Circle B RV Park, Ruidoso, New Mexico

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $32.00
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Beautiful views from this campground. Big, clean facility. Super clean, huge restrooms. There were places closer in town, but the views here made it worth the drive, and it was easy to maneuver around in the park with our 42' bus with crew-cab truck in tow. Heater in the restrooms worked GREAT! We camped at Circle B RV Park in a Motorhome.

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States Visited: 3
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Carlsbad RV Park and Campground, Carlsbad, New Mexico

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Nothing fancy, but it was clean and the folks were nice, especially the lady at the registration desk. It is dusty, but so are most other places in this area. Would stay here again! We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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