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Road in the campground under construction, road and sites nearly all gravel, but large sites, easy access. Truly awesome views. Adobe bath/shower buildings look brand new. Over the air TV surprisingly good. Well laid out paths for rock hunting - a destination campground for some.

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West Texas, but some grass at each site and a large dog run free of burrs. Wifi worked well even with the camp near full. We'll stay again.

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Lots of space, desert/mountain views. Check the web site for events on weekends; our 4 year old grandson had a great time. Every Saturday morning live animal exhibit (lizards and snakes, hands-on); afternoon and evening music program first Saturday. No cable, but strong 4G LTE and plenty of over-the-air stations. Several short hikes to Indian ruins and desert interpretive stations. Modern tile restrooms, immaculate. Well maintained - within minutes of checkout a camp host was on site raking.

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Convenient to I-10, very friendly staff, lots of wide/long pull through spaces easy for big rigs, very popular as a one-night stay. Nice grassy fenced area for pets, but there are stickers. Trees on either side of most every site. Stop in Van Horn and go to El Capitan for dinner!

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A fun place to visit with interesting exhibits and indeed a great view, nice staff and townspeople. "Villistas" came through Columbus, burning the hotel and killing a few people, then a pre-WWI US Army chased them in Mexico for months, learning motor transport. Desert of course, no trees, but shelters at most sites. Cell service is good but be aware the towers are in Mexico.

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An older but very well maintained park with two pools and an elaborate play area and game room. Easy, level pull-throughs for short timers. We came to take our grandson to Schlitterbahn again but he had such fun in the pools and game room we never left the park. Some showers and bathrooms are closed this week and next for remodeling but will be very nice thereafter. There is highway and railroad noise, but we would stay here again.

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A nice park, just far enough off the highway to be quiet. The camp is a pecan grove along the San Marcos river, but sites are separated from the river by dense trees so the river is not visible, but a short walk. The pull-through sites are indeed close together, and in an open field; the back-ins are closer to the water. If you have a tube or raft or any "floaty", there is a popular put-in spot below a bridge about a mile and a half up the road; drive there, then float down the river to your campsite, send someone on a bike to retrieve the truck; great fun, and free. We'll do it again.

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Fool Hollow Lake is in a pine forest, shaded areas between trees deep in pine needles, intriguing rock cliffs, opportunities for fishing, hiking, rock climbing. We sat around the campfire in the evening and watched the birds. The sites are well separated if you aren't sharing a double site; we could not see our neighbors. Our site was immaculate - the gravel area around the fire pit had been raked carefully. If you are moving between Phoenix and Santa Fe, you should stop off here. In mid April, non-weekend, the park was mostly empty. Many of the sites are double, two sites offset along one driveway; perfect if you're with a group, or if as in our case the other site is empty.

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Well laid out, small quiet park with a friendly staff. We arrived after normal hours and the folks there were very helpful in getting us into a site for the night. They are near a public park with opportunities for walking and bike trails. Coming from Arizona and New Mexico, we found a refreshing number of trees and areas of grass here. We will stop here again.