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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Fiesta Grande RV Resort (55+ park), Casa Grande, Arizona

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall, this is a decent long term stay park with a typical mix of sites. The park shows some aging but was clean and well kept. Check-in service was smooth and friendly. There are several sections with RV's only and the rest are scattered with the park models. We stayed in a transient RV only pull-thru section. Our site, which was typical of all, was packed fine gravel with a concrete patio. These sites are nicely sized, both length and width. Transient site utilities are conveniently placed mid-ship with good water pressure (50+) stable electric and standard cable TV. Utility placement for back-in sites is at the rear off-door side. Access roads are sufficiently wide for backing in. WiFi is only available at the main building. Those on longer stays can get internet delivered to their site for a monthly fee from Cox. Long termer's can also get a cable box to upgrade their TV options. We used OTA and received 44 channels. Our AT&T hotspot reception was strong so we didn't bother with the park WiFi. The common areas and pools were clean and maintained. The park publishes an extensive newsletter / calendar with plenty of things to do and it is most likely very busy during peak season. We would come back again. We camped at Fiesta Grande RV Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
505
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Tucson / Lazydays KOA, Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

We like this resort. It is nicely laid out with wide blacktopped avenues and plenty of fruit trees planted between generously sized sites. The interior sites are pull thru. The perimeter sites are back-in. Each has a patio table with four chairs on a concrete pad. The RV sits on gravel and our site was sloped upward a bit but reasonably level side to side. There is a blacktopped parking area for the vehicle in front of the patio. Water pressure was 45psi. 50a AC is conveniently placed and power was stable. Wi-Fi is Tengo Internet, free and one of the best provisioned we've experienced. Cable TV is available although we used OTA which received around 40 channels with all the major networks. The park grounds and facilities are very clean and well maintained. They pick up garbage placed in front of the site throughout the day and offer recycling bins for use too. We will come back again. We camped at Tucson / Lazydays KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1444
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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:

Lazy Days has a service and sales area adjacent to the park. Their service business is huge and I was able to get a part for the RV that Camping World didn't stock. Parts prices were reasonable and competitive.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Van Horn RV Park (formerly Van Horn KOA), Van Horn, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stopped at this park several times before while on route to Arizona. Time hasn't changed it much except that the park is expanding and has a number of new sites. At this time of year it isn't heavily used and becomes a nightly layover stop for those heading elsewhere. The park is clean and well laid out although it has the feel of a desert parking lot. Access roads and sites are gravel with a small wood-bordered patch of grass (?) between sites. Site width is on the narrow side at about 25' but the length is good. Sites are level. Water pressure was good. AC power was stable. WiFi was not so good and locked up on us so we used our hotspot. Cable TV is provided and channel quality was reasonable. OTA TV reception is almost non-existent.

Our only complaint is that the price is high for an overnighter, especially considering the Good Sam discount is applied. However, breakfast at the onsite restaurant, Penny's Cafe, is very good and becoming a tradition. We would stay here again. We camped at Van Horn RV Park (formerly Van Horn KOA) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
06
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Penny's Cafe, onsite restaurant is very good.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Sunny Acres RV Park (55+ park), Las Cruces, New Mexico

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean park with good size spaces, both length and width. Utilities were well placed with three dump ports to choose from for convenience. Water pressure was good. AC power was stable. WiFi signal was good and access was decent. We used OTA TV and didn't try the cable so we can't comment on that. We were warmly greeted at check-in and provided with things to do while in the area.

Prior comments about the 5am banging of dumpsters is for real. Their activity woke us up two mornings in a row. It's too bad there isn't a way for the local businesses to have some regard for the residential community and take care of these activities a little later in the morning.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would come back again. We camped at Sunny Acres RV Park (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Make sure you check out the Dripping Springs Natural Area. The 1 mile round trip hike to La Cueva and the Hermit's Cave is an easy walk and spectacular.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Blowing Springs Campground, Bella Vista, Arkansas

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Welcoming reception, hosts provided lots of info about the area. Sites are blacktopped and fairly level, very clean with picnic table. Site width is a narrower than we like at 24 ft. but we had no-one on either side while we stayed so it was nice. Electric was stable and strong at 123v. Water pressure good. Sewer ports are located at the rear corner of the site. WiFi was surprisingly good most of the time. OTA reception was a problem with a lot of fine tuning required just to get a couple channels and those tiled frequently. This is due to the location of the campground which is tucked into a canyon. There is a public building with bath/showers and a common room with a TV if you need an uninterrupted fix. The campground's location is also the highlight with lots of hiking and biking trails in/around/throughout. The area is popular with the locals and beautiful. We would stay here again. We camped at Blowing Springs Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The campground is part of Blowing Springs park which is beautiful. There are numerous hiking and mountain biking opportunities up and around the canyon. Nearby Tanyerd Creek Park is also a must see destination for a hike.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Pin Oak Creek RV Park, Villa Ridge, Missouri

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Lots of Pin Oaks! Pull thru was flat, level, gravel site with plenty of length for truck and trailer. Site width is a bit close but ok for an overnighter. Power was stable and strong. Water pressure was ok but on the lower side. Picnic table and fire ring at each site. Quite a few sites occupied by seasonal units. While they have other amenities, we didn't use any. Check in was smooth and efficient and the receptionist was very friendly. Our Rand McNally GPS coordinates were off (short) by a half mile. Just keep following Cty road AT until you come to the campground on the right. CG signage provided good directions.

We would come back again. We camped at Pin Oak Creek RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Sudbury Court Motel & RV Park, Marengo, Iowa

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We weren't sure what to expect with a little campground/motel complex but were pleasantly surprised. It was a bit confusing to find the entrance to the campground though (see tips). They are open year around but had just turned on the water for the season earlier in the week. The park grounds are clean and well maintained. The pull thru sites are approximately 55 - 60' long and site width about 40' so there is no feeling of being crowded in. Access road and pads are gravel, patio is grass and was in good shape. Sites are fairly level in the pull thru area with a downward slope to the front. Some of the back-in sites on the east side have quite a slope. A mix of pine and deciduous trees are spaced throughout and some shade is available. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. 50A power registered 120v+ and was stable. Water pressure was good. Dump ports were conveniently placed. The bath house was older but very clean. WiFi performance was decent. We received 28 over the air channels with good reception. Inside the RV our wifi hotspot performance was so-so, as was our cell reception. There is a clear line of sight North to a set of railway tracks and periodic trains came thru. Friday night traffic on Hwy 6 and to the gas station could be heard once in a while too. All in all, we liked the campground and would come back again. We camped at Sudbury Court Motel & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Contrary to our GPS, the campground is on the North side of Hwy 6, behind the Sudbury Court Motel. Next door to the west is a corner gas station. To get to the park entrance in the rear, follow the concrete parking lot between the motel and gas station.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Walnut Creek Lake & Recreation Area, Papillion, Nebraska

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

What a rare find! This is a beautiful city park and among the nicest settings we've stayed at. The 55' sites are spacious with plenty of length for the RV and gravel parking for the tow vehicle. The sites are fairly level side to side but slope front to back by several degrees. The access roads, pad and patio are all concrete and each site has 30/50A power, a picnic table and a grill. You'll have to pick up water on the way in and dump on the way out which is the only detraction we could find. There are several common water spigots located throughout. We picked up 30 OTA TV channels and our wi-fi hotspot signal was strong.

The park sits on 450 acres with a 105 acre reservoir and has over 3 miles of hiking/biking trails. They don't take reservations and RV sites are first come, so call ahead to gauge availability. At this time of the year the majority of the sites were open but during the prime summer season this place is probably difficult to get into. We would come back again. We camped at Walnut Creek Lake & Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

If, like us, you haven't spent any time in Omaha before, then you are in for a treat. We recommend heading for the Old Market area downtown to start. Great restaurants and shops in old recycled industrial buildings. Check out the Upstream Brewing Company for great brews and eats. Parking the dually was not a problem. There's much more - check it out.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Chapman Creek RV Park, Chapman, Kansas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is open year round and is only a few years old so everything was in very good condition. Registration was quick, the hosts were very gracious and guided us to our site. Access roads and pads / patio are all gravel with a gray clay base that was soft in spots and oozed thru where the gravel was thin especially after it rained while we were here. Site length is reasonable but you will have to check the positioning for your rig. Mine worked best with the RV forward and truck parked behind even though the RV door exited onto the grass - minor, though they don't want rugs on the grass. The site width for the pull-thru section is approx 27' and our neighbor's slide was about 10' from ours. Immature trees are planted near the front and back between each site which, in our case, prevented extension of the awning. Back-in sites on the perimeter appeared wider but may be limited to length. Water supply is weatherproofed and accessed in a below-ground port. Pressure was 60psi. 50a power was rock solid. Wi-Fi was acceptable but we used our hotspot for better performance. OTA TV received 2 channels with several sub-channels. I70 is very close by and the traffic was noticeable especially when noisy trucks passed. Aside from the community room with a TV and the bathroom/showers, there is a small covered public grill, a fenced dog walk area, a playground for the kids, and a short walking trail. The park is a decent place to overnight while passing thru or visiting Ablilene / Junction City. We camped at Chapman Creek RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Abilene, the birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower and home of his presidential library / museum, is 9 miles west of Chapman. Historical Lindsborg, settled by the Swede's in the mid-1800's, is about an hour away and worth the visit. While there check out the Hoglund Dugout and Coronado Castle for some interesting history.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Cimarron RV Park, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a low budget park. Sites are back-in, short and narrow at about 18'. My 39' rig filled the entire length and hung over into the site directly behind. Parking was alongside and would have blocked the RV access door. However the owner kindly allowed me to park the truck in the vacant site next door. Most of the park sites are occupied by workers in the area. There were five available out of the sixteen. Access roads and the site pad is coarse gravel. Patio is partially grass/gravel. There are no trees within the park so everything is wide open to the skies. Water pressure was good at 45+psi. OTA reception was decent with 35 channels pulled in. 50A electric was stable. Sewer dump port was reasonably located. WiFi was available but we used our hotspot which got a very good signal. We stayed here for a couple of days while visiting friends in the area. We would come back to stay again if the same site arrangement was available. Otherwise, we would check out Lake Carl Blackwell SP which is just a few miles down the road. We camped at Cimarron RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Stillwater is home to Oklahoma State University, the Cowboys and all things in the school color orange. The campus is beautiful and well worth visiting.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

La Hacienda RV Resort & Cottages, Austin, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We'd be inclined to rate this park based on our specific site but that would not be fair. More on the site later. Check-in was smooth and we were warmly greeted by the staff who were very helpful and informative about the Austin area. The campground is located in a more gently sloping portion of the hills and has a small "older" section to the west with only gravel pad/patio and little grass and lots of trees. The majority of sites to the east are beautifully planned, level, with plenty of length and width on concrete pad/patio and with fewer trees so more open to the sky. Cable TV is supplied using a converter box and functioned very well. Over-the-air reception picked up 50 channels. Wi-fi performance was good. 50a power was stable, water pressure was around 50psi. Dump port was conveniently located. The utility hook-up pedestal is located about 5' behind the RV. When we booked, only site A6 was available. This is likely the least desirable site in the park. It's an up-hill sloped, back-in on gravel with a dirt patio area, tree covered and no grass. Even with auto-leveling, bring blocking. Backing a 39' rig into the site was do-able with some jockeying. There is a huge electric panel and transformer about 10' to the rear, a park model located 5' from the off-door slide, a fire hydrant prominently stood 10' off the middle of the door side and the picnic table covered a 15" square block of concrete standing 6" high with an access port to the water line. Thee picnic table was a foldable plastic model that couldn't be used because your arms / legs broken edges all around. A staff member upon seeing it said she would get it replaced. We requested again at the office several days later. Never happened. Considering A6 is priced the same as sites in the A section, it was ok for a desperate short term stay but we wouldn't choose it again. We would come back to La Hacienda for any other site in the park. We camped at La Hacienda RV Resort & Cottages in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A6
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Because the South by Southwest and Rodeo Festivals and Spring Break occurs in Austin during middle March, RV sites around the area were difficult to find in most every park without advance reservations. Just down the road from the resort are several go-to spots - the Saigon Cafe serves great Vietnamese/Thai food, Los Pinos for Mexican fare and the Infamous Brewing Company for fresh beers.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Alsatian Resort & Golf Club, Castroville, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is only several years old and is all new construction so it is in great shape and nicely laid out. Check-in process was smooth and the staff was very helpful with things to do in the area. RV pull-thru sites are about 100' long, all concrete pad with a patio and 45' wide. While the park is built on a hill, the landing area for your RV will be level and the parking spot ahead or behind your rig will slope up or down. There are plantings surrounding the utility area but no trees between sites so those with satellite have a clear view of the sky. There are no casita/park models mixed in with the RV sites. All utilities functioned well - 50A electric was solid, water pressure around 55psi with a regulator. WiFi was very good. Direct TV cable was so-so standard def and varied in clarity day by day. Over-the-air channel reception was very good with 50+ stations received. The pool area was beautifully designed but the infinity pool was not heated while we were there. The managers said a heater was expected within a week but hadn't arrived by the time we left. Hot tub was working well. The on-site restaurant, Julianna's, is well regarded and the menu looked great although we didn't eat there. Curiously, the restaurant was located and accessed off the pool deck so the diners view was of the pool patrons and the golf course in the background. There is a very nice covered gathering deck overlooking the golf course for the park residents to congregate but it wasn't used much because the park rules prohibit bringing your favorite beverages into the area. Aside from these minor things, the park is clean and well run, the staff is great and we will come back again. We camped at Alsatian Resort & Golf Club in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
300s
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Castroville, "the little Alsace of Texas", prominently features it's Alsatian heritage in its architecture, history and shops. The story of Henri Castro and the city's founding is fascinating. Definitely visit the Steinbach House for a great introduction to the culture and Alsatian construction. Among the many places to see, check out Haby's Alsatian Bakery, the Castroville Pottery Shop and the Castroville Cafe for eats.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Llano Grande Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We were warmly greeted at registration and provided with a packet of information that insured you would find something to do. This is a huge park with numerous activities planned during the Winter Texan season. The new Hynes Event Center is great for concerts and the onsite restaurant dishes up some very good, reasonably priced meals. Internet is delivered to each rig via a wi-fi cable modem that is provided during registration. Internet performance however was a mixed bag even after the IT tech made up all new cabling for us. Site width in the SW section is a bit closer than we prefer at approximately 30'. Site depth was also a bit close for a 39' rig and even though it's offset you're rather near the rear of your neighbor's RV. The grass on both sides of our site was sparse and mainly dirt. Although this was not typical of all sites it got muddy when it rained. Our site had an uphill sewer connection located clear to the rear of the RV on the door side. It could only be reached with at least 30' of sewer hose running under the RV - very inconvenient! Water pressure was reasonable and 50A power was stable. The main pool is beautiful with cabanas and lounge chairs available for relief from the wind and sun. The two exercise facilities were well equipped, clean and fully functional. Overall this is a very well run park that is nicely maintained and offers something for everyone. If we could ever get a site in the newer North section, it would score a 10. We will come back again. We camped at Llano Grande Resort and Country Club in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
600s
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The levee running the South and East perimeter of the park is great for walking and offers numerous opportunities for bird watching. The Las Palomas Wildlife Refuge bordering on the SW corner of the resort also provides great hiking and birding experiences. The Llano Grande golf course was in good shape and there were numerous options for group outings every week. If you're a woodworker, the shop is very well equipped and the men in charge are masters of the craft.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Bentsen Palm Village RV Park , Palmview, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted and given a voluminous packet of info about the park and surrounding area to get us started. Sites at Bentsen Palms reflect a mix of construction era's. The first two loops upon entering the park have blacktopped pads and a concrete patio. Sites are reasonably spaced and long enough to park the tow vehicle with room to spare after disconnecting. The southern two loops are all concrete pad / patio construction and in better shape. We stayed in the second loop around the clubhouse and without auto-leveling would have required some blocking side to side. Water pressure was measured at 45 psi, 50a elec was stable, cable TV reception was too snowy on many channels so we used our antenna exclusively. OTA channel reception was very good and you get all the major networks plus a number Spanish. WiFi service was very good. Plantings around the patio on many sites serve as effective screens but are curiously placed and prevent easy access to the patio when coming either way along the door side of the RV. We eventually chose a path thru the foliage which wasn't the best on wet days. The clubhouse looks tired and in need of a renovation but there are daily activities so it was well used during our stay. The exercise room is small with useful equipment, unfortunately several pieces were broken. The laundry room / bath facility near the pool were clean and in similar condition as the clubhouse. The second laundry building located in the southern loops was newer and appeared functional. The grounds are kept clean and pet owners were conscientious about picking up after. This park is principally an RV travelers park with very few casitas, park models, etc. As such, meeting people was easy and a pleasure. We will come back again. We camped at Bentsen Palm Village RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
400s
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Patio
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:

The location is great with close access to Bentsen Palm state park and a national butterfly center as well as bike/hike trails. The park provides free access pass to the state park which is great for hiking/biking/birding. Be sure to take advantage of the pontoon boat ride and kayaking on the Rio Grande while there.

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Gulf Waters RV Resort, Port Aransas, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stayed at Gulf Waters several times now and aesthetically the park keeps getting better. Every site has plenty of room with large pads and patios. Each one is unique in its landscaping and the majority are now reaching a lush state of growth. There is a new boardwalk to the beach that will now accommodate golf carts and a new activity center where several happy hour and potluck functions a week were held. All utilities functioned well including cable TV. WiFI infrastructure is a bit dated and prone to spotty performance but is slowly being upgraded. Cell and hotspot coverage was very good. We enjoy this park, the staff and the friendly residents a lot and we'll come back again. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
458
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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