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This is a beautiful campground and fishing spot, with lots of RV sites. We were in Loop 400's. All are back-in sites with electric (no water or sewer) within easy walk to the river. The sites are level and a type of gravel; although the handicapped sites were paved. There was a small paved pad for the picnic table which was nice. Most of the sites are well-spaced, so don't have too-close neighbors. We enjoyed the hiking and the fishing, but didn't get to try out the nice dining room at the lodge. This was not too busy during the week, but I'm told the weekends are packed; so book early. I was super impressed with the bath house. It looked like it was freshly painted, was super clean and the showers were free. They are cleaned daily. We'll definitely be back.

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We were struck upon arrival by how pretty the campground was with lots of trees, sites well-spaced apart, (mostly) level poured pads and a big green space near the shower house and the big children's playground. There was a wonderful ampitheatre near the bath/shower house also --- and the ranger had two fun interactive (educational) programs on Saturday. The camp hosts were terrific. They came around often to deliver ice or firewood and to assist with RVers and tent campers. I was surprised and pleased that my site had a big poured patio with the fire pit imbedded in it....this was much appreciated after the big downpour of rain. We got no TV reception (regular antenna) but good Sprint cell reception. I appreciated that the park rangers and the highway patrol drove through at nighttime; although our tent camping neighbors managed to keep their (loud) partying going way past 10 o'clock quiet time. You don't want to come here in the rainy season unless you like packing up with short notice, as the nearby Big River can overflow it's banks and come flowing into the low-lying campground. I agree with previous reviewers that there is much to enjoy in the park. We will be back.

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This is a beautiful area on the Mark Twain lake and, specifically, the US Corps of Engineers Recreation Area --- located about 30 minutes southwest of Hannibal, MO. There were really nice features about camping here, e.g the roads were paved and the pads were paved but, unfortunately, very narrow, which made it difficult to maneuver. Our site, # 129 was surrounded by trees making it scenic but impossible to open both our slideout and our awning. Not all the sites had that level of closeness. And not all sites are level, so pick with care. The toilet and shower house were separate and not very close together. These building and some of the other buildings in the area were in need of some paint and/or repair, but for that price, I look at it as a small issue. There are not many extras available there, but there is a marina onsite where one can rent boats, eat, fish, etc.

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The first area that could use some improvement is the signage. ---it is somewhat difficult to find the camp ground and then to find where the RV sites are located in the campground. We arrived on a Monday night and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Some bicyclists showed up at about 9 p.m. and pitched their tents right next to our RV. This is probably not what should happen since there is a separate section for tent camping. The camp location is wonderful for people using the Katy Trail, --a popular hiking and biking trail. Another not so good surprise was the electric and water hookups were only at every other RV site, meaning two sites must share one hook up. Since we had our pick of which site we wanted, this was not a problem for us but could be a problem for those who don't have hoses and electric cables long enough to reach the opposite side. The bath shower house is very much in need of cleaning and fixing up.

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We stayed here two weeks and enjoyed it a lot. The Good Sam discount didn't apply to the weekly rate, but the price was good without it. The staff was great. There are lots of long-term campers here and we were put in the "overflow section"....which turned out to be fine. It was level, and was backed up to a large lawn and great views of the bayou (birds, boats going by, etc.) The shower/toilet building is older but kept very clean and everything works. Our only complaints were with the terrible Wi-Fi. It was always weak or no signal at all, and dropped out constantly. An added bonus was the cafe that was on site. They had good prices and good food. Most of the raves were for the breakfast items and the Thursday night steak special. We will definitely be back next year. Watch out for the biting gnats, however!

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We camped here in March so it wasn't a busy time of year; we had the place to ourselves. The sites are surprisingly close together and we couldn't find a single one that was level. They are in definite need of additional gravel or something so they aren't totally muddy. The only ones with concrete pads were the handicapped ones. This is a great location with lots of birds and wildlife on the lake and in the woods. I won't return, however, unless they do some improvements. Note: They advertise a dump station but it is not marked and is not close to the campground -- although the map shows that it is. The map was mistaken in several other ways as well. Also, the water was shut off for the winter, so all we could access was electric. There was no shower house and the vault toilets were very dirty. Disappointing.

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We give this high marks as a very scenic spot on the banks of the Mississippi, with nice level spots, not too close together, full hookups and wonderful little bathroom-showers (very clean) that were toasty warm on a cool morning. The roads are unfortunately dirt with some gravel, so we had to deal with quite a bit of mud, but many of the sites are paved pads (snow thaw and spring rains this month). I especially appreciate the complimentary laundry...nice! The office stays open til 6 pm and the staff was super nice. It would be nicer if they had a few more offerings for sale in the office as it's a remote location and the nearest grocery is some distance away. They have several benches set up near the river bank for convenient viewing....with firepits nearby. This is a great place to camp short time or longer periods. We'll be back.

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This is a comfortable, clean and friendly RV park in the Houghton Lake Area, and easy access on/off the freeway. We only spent a couple nights but enjoyed the pool, the well-kept dog run, the fun children's playground and more. Our site was shady and level....a big plus. There are several folks here who stay all summer, apparently, and the staff offers extra services for them and for us, like emptying their tanks, delivering fire wood to the RV site. Great place! The price reflects the Good Sam discount.

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I've heard about this campground for years...mostly from folks who like the fact that they can float the river and campout from the same site/company. This is a very large outfit in a beautiful valley on the side of the Huzzah river, but (would't you know) the river is very, very low this time of year (and not enough rain this summer). I enjoyed the beauty of the my surroundings, but felt the owners could up their game a bit. The RV sites are just grass with a bit of gravel, and we were in a lot of muddy puddles when it rained. The sites are not very level. They had very little in the way of shower/toilet facilities, relying on port-a-potties spaced about the grounds. The showers were very primitive and cost $.50 to use. All in all, it's a perfect spot if you want to float, kayak or raft the river. I probably won't go back for just camping, however.

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I find this to be a top-notch spot located about 200 miles south of Houston. We stopped for a one-night stay on our travels through the state and enjoyed the beautiful grounds, and an especially nice pool/clubhouse/bathhouse/laundry area (and exercise room). There are gas grills at a couple spots near the clubhouse, plus an excellent fenced area for the dogs to run. The WiFi is working well but there is no cable offered. We've picking up quite a few channels with our antennae, however. I believe they offer dish TV as well. The only slight negative is the abundance of gravel throughout with not much paved or grassy area. Our price reflects the Good Sam discount.

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This was a "surprise" campground. We weren't expecting this near-Houston location to be so nice and so well-kept. It was quite full but we were able to stop of the I-10 highway and found a site available. The check-in (after hours) was easy. There's plenty of green space for dog walking and the entire grounds is paved or grassy. Nice! The staff was very helpful with our questions the next morning, and we were extremely impressed with the showers and pool area. They even offered me free coffee when I checked out. I will definitely be back. Our price reflects the Good Sam discount.

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This campground is different from the "by-the-highway" type we usually stay in. This campground is tucked away near a bayou and very out of the way which made for wonderful stargazing and lots of quiet. We didn't get to enjoy the pool but it looked very nice. The bath house was clean and had nice space. Much better than the tiny, cramped showers or toilets we sometimes find. Our price reflects the Passport America discount.

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This is very, pretty and peaceful setting just on but set back from the highway. We're just passing through, but it appears it's a convenient location to beaches, shops, etc. The sites are really nice. well-manicured, slabs for picnic tables, flowers and grass at the site, level, etc. I wish we had time to enjoy the lovely pool and dog walk and more. My only negatives were the price and the bathrooms were in need to updating. I would come again in spite of that just because of the wonderful beauty and layout of the campground. The staff was most friendly and helpful.

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What a beautiful park! The campground in this park is a bit difficult to find and about 5 miles from the entrance gate, but what a pretty drive through the grounds. There is a lake close by the campground, but didn't have time to drive to there. We spent one night on our travels through the area and found the park quiet and very pretty. The layout is quite different, but there is ample space between sites, It is nice for privacy and maneuvering. The big "downside" was the toilet/bath facility. It's definitely past due for an upgrade or fixing up. I'd love to stop here again when I have time to hike, bike, fish, golf, etc. Very nice!

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This is not the best place to stay. There are many beat up, old campers on site and kinda trashy, but is a easy in and out for travelers heading north or south on the interstate highway. Located close the on/off ramps and in the middle of lots of restaurants, etc. It was unfortunately waterlogged when we arrived (couple days of heavy rains, apparently) and we were directed to a site full of mud and giant puddle of water. It looked like better, drier sites were available but not offered to us. This is apparently an older park. The bath house is older, but was clean and warm. There are several other RV parks on down the interstate a bit further south. Next time, we'll use them instead.