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Our site, a long pull through concrete pad was like most sites here, under trees. The park's cable supplied 60 channels, so our satellite dish was not missed. The wifi was weak, but workable for email. The adjoining city park charges $4.00+ to view their gardens and petting zoo. We arrived too late to be tempted or to walk along the creek trail. The falls itself is better than most RV park scenery!

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This was a decent no frills overnight stop a few miles south of I-20. There were a large number of available sites and we were happy to be placed in a pull through along the rear-most road away from the Hwy 61. The electric was at the rear of the site. For the first time in years, I had to use my 50 amp extension to reach the pedestal.

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Because this park is located just a few minutes south of I-20 no interstate noise was heard. The park layout allows easy maneuvering of large rigs in the park and in and out of sites. The WiFi was slow and we experienced the usual difficulty of signing on the TengoInternet run system. Many of the sites I saw on post trip walk around had sewer connections that are raised 2-4 inches above the ground.

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Price reflects senior discount for a pull-through 'multi-use' 50 amp site away from the lake. These sites are surrounded by a nice meadow. A herd of small deer roamed the park. The dirt interior roads were a little rough but easy / wide enough to get around on. We took advantage of the nature trail to enjoy a post-drive walk. A longer off road bicycle trail is also available. We saw a variety of birds along the trail and the usual shore birds at the lake. Open Wi-Fi is available at most sites. We'll return to this park as we come and go to the Rio Grande Valley

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All interior roads are paved and smooth. The asphalt and concrete sites are long and level. They are easy to drive in and out of. Although the tree on our site could use some trimming. There is no recycling. There are plenty of ant mounds in and around the sites. The bathrooms and laundry were very clean. Several of the permanent residents left for work between 6-7:00 AM. The rate includes Tengo Internet. It took two calls to them to get online at first. Further connections went smoothly. If you have two devices, you need two codes to connect to Tengo Internet. The very small pool was covered. Price reflects Good Sam discount. Passport Americas discount was not available with a call in reservation. I need to clarify this. 32 channel CATV lacks CNN,HN, MSNBC,and The Comedy Channel.

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Sites are gravel and many have sewer connections that are raised too high. Pull through sites are easy in and out. The entrance road is steep and might be a problem if there is another vehicle coming at you. Rt 70 traffic is clearly heard during the day but is reduced at night. There is a short on site hiking trail. The park has a large club house with kitchen that would be great for groups. Sites close to the club house have the best views. Hard to justify the 11 mile drive to get away from I-30. There is no recycling.

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Preferred entrance, with a better and direct interior road is the Germantown Rd (Rt 177) entrance. Our 30 Amp plug had no breaker. The water valve rubbed against the electrical box. Wifi is password protected, but was not working. Sites are gravel and are long and narrow. The sewer connection is raised and away from the site. There are no facilities. They do not have a way to swipe credit cards. They copy your number and enter it the old fashioned way. I paid cash.

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We agree with the good reviews . Our check in was handled very efficiently We had reservations. We were given a handout with local attractions and a good map of the hikes in the park. We took several nice hikes that started right from the campground. Our site was in the newest area and was a long wide, level, fully paved pull through. The cost included excellent CATV. Many sites like ours could even receive SAT (until the leaves grow back). WiFi was not available. We used our Verizon 4G MiFi. Our site had a raised sewer connection which would have made getting a complete dump difficult. Other sites had lower sewer connections. We could not find where to recycle our aluminum cans. The State Park is located up a 1-2 mile hill and is away from road noise. The eight mile drive from I-40 was well worth it. We'll be back.

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Our first choice was booked, so we headed here. The short term RVers were mostly in the lower level, which is a large gravel parking area. Our site had a nice long concrete pad. When available, the WiFi was weak. The CATV was good. But the office did not provide a channel guide. The campground consists of multi-level parking areas with hook ups. All but the lower level was filled with long term residents. The owner or manager's large white dog was off leash. It was friendly toward people, but aggressive toward other dogs. Price reflects a Good Sam discount.

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No recycling but excellent CATV. The park has sites in front and behind the office. We were placed in front where there was plenty of noise from 70th Street. The site was long, narrow, and a mix of gravel and concrete. The workout room was locked. Parts of the rear section near I-40 were washed out, but were being re-grated. Our site had the sewer connection near the rear behind a concrete barrier. Had we needed sewer, it would have required our longest hose. Price may not reflect a Good Sam discount

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For the past five years, we have been wintering in the Texas Rio Grande Valley and have stayed at this park several times. The owners dogs can still be seen running free and theirs or other resident dogs can be heard barking on occasion. The lower river walk trail was muddy from recent rains. The Wi-Fi was not working. Beware of parking beneath nut trees in the fall. The CATV was good. The PA price keeps rising and no longer is a bargain.

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A nice surprise. The pull through sites are long, wide, and paved. We did hear some traffic on the nearby road and the train in town could also be heard. The park offered several nice hiking trails and a large lake. The Wi-Fi had a strong signal. It had restrictions on streaming downloads (read Netflex, etc) that also restricted other sites we normally use.

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We were surprised that our 1st choice for a nightly stop was filled. So we grabbed our old campground directory and picked the next available park to the west. The only good news was that their regular park, (Sunset Travel Park) which adjoins, but sits below I-40 was filled. We were directed to the overflow park Avalon RV Park. It is just a gravel parking lot with working W/S/E. No obvious trash receptacles, so I walked our bag to the nearby sister campground which had a trash bin. The nearby train added to the low rating. We'll add this to our any port in the storm list.

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Could not get satellite reception from site 66 moved to 72. CATV choices are limited. See their web site to check for your favorites. Trees are scattered so call ahead to see if the site is satellite friendly. Super sites are mainly concrete where you park but with gravel on the approach and departure. Each have a concrete pad to step out on and a picnic table. The raised concrete elevates you a little higher than the sewer connection.WiFi antennas are disbursed throughout the campground. The system was open and we never had to enter the password on any of our devices. Sites overlooking the river have a public road between the site and the river. The only campground exit road runs in front of the river sites. Aluminum cans are collected for recycling. Except for the barking dogs hear almost every evening (coming from outside the campground) it was quiet. Convenient location is the only way to justify the premium price

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Nice RV Park that is well cared for. We choose a non-lake side back in site for a little less. It included a picnic table on a concrete pad. Our motorhome faced the lake. So we still enjoyed the view. All sites are gravel and appeared to be as level as ours. Lake side sites add a swinging chair, a BBQ grill and a small table on a concrete pad. These back in sites would favor fifth wheels with rear windows. The gravel interior roads were a little rough and had several speed bumps across them to maintain low speeds. The laundry and rest rooms are clean and compact. The men's room was a little over heated. Price reflects a weekly rate (6 days at the daily rate and the 7th is free). There was a very acceptable (minimum amount) of road noise. . No recycling is offered.