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Nice, quiet park with level gravel spaces with full hook-ups. We were in the 30 amp area (50 amps were booked) which have sites facing each other, so your door faces your neighbors door. Not a problem for us as we enjoyed visiting with the neighbors. A lot of trees, which are pretty and provide shade, but can be hard to position for satellite TV since there is no cable. Some of the trees need trimming. Otherwise the park is kept very clean. I don't think they provide restrooms or showers but didn't ask and they were not pointed out when registering. Sites are adequate but not what I would call roomy. They do not take credit cards but will take checks. Wi-Fi is better than most parks we have been in and is free to registered guests. Seventeen miles from Cloudcroft, so bring what you need. Lovely area that was cool in hot summertime with pretty drives and hiking nearby. Management was confused and refused to accommodate a site move when requested although the site to us stayed vacant our entire stay except for the last day. No patio or fire ring. We would stay again.

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Large park close to Interstate. Our site was toward the front of the park so there was some road noise but not too bad. Cable TV was snowy so we used the satellite. Sites, while paved and long, were somewhat narrow and close to neighbor. No paved patio but nice grass between sites. Sites furnished with a table and grill. Garbage cans located every few sites. Utilities were well located and worked fine. Check-in was friendly and easy. While entry road is paved, side roads have some pot holes. While not a great park appears to be the best one close to Fort Worth. We would stay again.

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This is a good park for a short stay. Mainly trailers and fifth wheels, some of which look long term, but neatly kept. Long, level gravel pull-throughs. No table or patio but a small strip of grass between sites. Very friendly owner who will meet you at the entrance and escort you to your site if you call ahead. There is a little road noise during the day but fairly quiet at night. Hooks ups are well located. There is no cable. While Wi-Fi is advertised, I couldn't get ours to connect. As Verizon service is limited, phones worked but our MiFi would not. Trees could use some trimming but sites are wide enough to avoid trees. We would stay again for a short stay.

     

Abilene KOA

Abilene, Texas

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Typical KOA, overpriced, with really close sites. OK for an overnight stay. Wouldn't want to stay longer. Utilities good, lots of channels on cable, pull through of adequate length, with gravel, level site. However, very close to neighbor with about 3 feet of grass between. We would stay for an overnight again as there are few choices in town.

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A small park with 15 sites in a circle with an outer circle of trailer houses most of which are in very poor shape. While we had no problems, felt somewhat unsafe. Only two of the sites have paved sites, the rest on grass. No patios. Hookups in poor shape. While there are full hookups and 50 amp service, there was no cover on sewer inlet. A small, round cement table at some sites. Very nice owners who stay in a fifth wheel trailer on site. A park manager lives on site. No public bathrooms or showers. No pool or other facilities. We would look elsewhere for another park if in this area.

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Carefree Resorts park located on a busy access road on I-35. Traffic noise is constant but not really disturbing. Utilities are good and accessible. Sites are narrow and close to neighbor. Interior roads are also narrow. Many trees that block satellite and some need trimming. Although they advertise cable TV it was not available due to issues with cable company. As satellite was blocked by trees, we only received a few channels over the air. While park is convenient to city, traffic is a problem and we will stay further outside city in future.

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A beautiful COE park with full hookups, level, large, paved sites with a concrete, covered table. Nicely separated sites overlooking the lake. Lake is a little down, but still a great view from the campsites. Friendly and helpful rangers and staff. Very restful and quiet camp. We will stay again if in the area.

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Just an overnight stop for us this time but we have been here before and like this park. The staff is very friendly and helpful. A pull through site with easy to access hookups. No sewer but has a convenient dump. Not much in the way of scenery but a good place to stop for a short visit.

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Very nice park. Super helpful staff when we had a problem with our surge protector. They put in a new plug and a new breaker without complaint only to find out it was our surge protector that was the problem. A little pricey but good sites and pretty park. Our second time here and we will stay again.

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A big, beautiful state park. Sites are well separated, long, wide, and paved. Multitude of hiking trails, beautiful trees, and friendly staff. Only drawbacks, like a lot of Texas state parks, is they only have 30 amp service and no sewer hookups but had a convenient, nearby dump. Plenty of wildlife, deer, raccoons, birds, and alligators. We didn't see any gators but didn't really look either. A little far from the city of Houston, but that's ok unless you are going in frequently. Verizon service for the internet was not available. We would return.

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Very unfriendly signage as you enter the park, i.e. "All who enter must pay; You are responsible to know the rules", no welcome, we're glad you came. While sites are adequate it seems crowded. The men's restroom was unuseable. No data available on Verizon. Pretty tall trees. We will try to find another place next time.

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Very nice state park with nice sites. This one even has sewer. However, the men's room was filthy, the one commode stall was closed and out of order. Outdated restroom facilities. Nice trails and beautiful setting. We would return.

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Super nice park. Very friendly staff. Nice sites. We could only get in overflow, but from what we could see of the sites, they are really nice, wide, concrete. Only demerit was one of the laundry rooms was small. We would stay again.

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Traffic noise ruins this park. A very busy highway right next to the park means traffic noise is significant and never lets up. Had to sleep with ear plugs it was so bad. Why an otherwise nice park was built so close to a busy highway is a mystery. Sites are nice but too close together. Wi-Fi was sporadic and slow. We will not return.

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A huge Encore park designed for long term stays with park models and many activities and facilities, e.g. heated pool, shuffleboard, bocce courts, horseshoe pits, and RC car race track. A remodeled laundry room is very nice. It also has cable TV and full hookups with good utilities. However, the office is not open on weekends, which is inconvenient for short time stays, the Wi-Fi is not free except in the main hall, the interior roads are narrow, and RVs are normally parked on unpaved ground, which means if there is, or has been rain, the RV has to be parked on the paved patio area, leaving no patio area for sitting out. Sites are adequate but not roomy. Considering all the parks available in the valley, we will look for another park in the future.