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Highly regulated, small state park with ancient pictographs that need strict protection. Reservations are a must for the campground and for the tours. Nevertheless, all of the rules are worth the trouble so you can take the tours and see the pictographs. Campground sites are all back-in. Our site was paved, narrow and fairly short. However, it had 50 amp power and although it did not have sewer, the dump station was nearby. The place is unique and worth seeing.

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Two gates close to the highway. No signage to indicate which is entrance and which is exit. The actual entrance gate is so close to the highway that a rig 35 feet or more with a tow, stopping at the entrance gate (required, the gate is closed) will leave the tow in the travel lanes of the highway. Check in was friendly, fast and easy. Sites are concrete, level but not very long and are narrow. Gravel next to site that can be parked on. Utilities good. No trees or shrubs between sites. Biggest demerit is the traffic noise. Also no signs on the highway so hard to see entrance. We would chose another park the next time in Hobbs.

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My second stay here for business in Canyon. The only choice close to town. There are numerous other parks in Amarillo, approx. 15 miles away. The check-in was easy and friendly. They trust you, no credit card number needed to make a reservation over the phone. The site was long and level, utilities easily accessible. There was a power interruption one night as a transformer blew, but not the park's fault. They called the power company promptly and was fixed within the hour. Wi-Fi was generally good albeit slow at peak times. There are a number of apparent permanent residents but their places were kept reasonably clean and tidy. No cable TV provided but not really needed as you are close enough to Amarillo for several over the air stations. Also had clear view for satellite. Only real drawback is the traffic noise as the park is next to busy interstate. Would stay again.

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Friendly, easy check-in for a full hook-up, level, concrete, back-in site. Price listed is for a weeks stay plus electricity. We also rented a one-bedroom bungalow, which was really nice and nearby the RV site. Only downer was that the hot tub at the pool was not working, but the pool was nice. Also, there is only a very weak Verizon signal but the park's Wi-Fi worked, albeit very slow during peak times, kept getting cut off. Cable TV is provided, but channel selection is limited. Laundry, while small, was nice and clean, $1.75 per load for washers and same for dryers. We enjoyed our stay wad would return.

     

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Goliad State Park

Goliad, Texas

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A small state park with the only attractions being the Mission Espiritu Santo and Presidio La Bahia, just down the highway. Check in was good. Site was an "eyebrow" type pull through with sites relatively close for a state park. We were in Karankawa Camping Area. The other area, Jacales, appears to be just a parking lot. No sewer or dump station in Karankawa, the dump station is across the highway in Jacales. The Mission is beautiful and La Bahia is interesting because of its early Texas history. Cost does not reflect the daily per person entry fee.

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A small state park with the only attractions being the Mission Espiritu Santo and Presidio La Bahia, just down the highway. Check in was good. Site was an "eyebrow" type pull through with sites relatively close for a state park. We were in Karankawa Camping Area. The other area, Jacales, appears to be just a parking lot. No sewer or dump station in Karankawa, the dump station is across the highway in Jacales. The Mission is beautiful and La Bahia is interesting because of its early Texas history. Cost does not reflect the daily per person entry fee.

     

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Garner State Park

Concan, Texas

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A big, very popular state park, where you even have to be "buzzed in" to get to the registration desk. I feel sure that is because of the huge demand. The park is even closed to day visitors early, 10 AM, during the summer rush when the park is "full". However, check in was easy and the site was good, level with easy access to hookups, albeit with some tree branches that should be trimmed for larger RVs. A beautiful setting in the Frio River canyon with many hiking trails, lots of wildlife, and water to float, swim, or play in. A nice little camp store with campfire wood for sale. Only demerits are the crowds and a few low branches. While there is no sewer (at least where we were-in Rio Frio cg), there was a convenient dump station. Don't expect any Verizon service. Price listed does not include the daily per person fee as we have a Texas Parks Pass.

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Stayed for 4 days for business in Canyon. Friendly, easy check in. Long, level, pull through with easily accessible, full hook-ups with 50 amp service. No cable, but clear view for satellite and 10 over the air stations (2 of which were Spanish language). Didn't check the restrooms, showers, or laundry, but they were close by. No amenities, such as pool, hot tub, or activities, but wasn't looking for nor needed them. Wi-Fi worked well. Small metal table provided at site. Sites are adequate width but if all were in use but would be close. There is traffic noise from close by interstate, but didn't bother at night as it was hot and a/c's were running. Not a destination park but fine for an overnight or few. Would return.

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This park is 5 miles north of town, so a little inconvenient for things in town and seems like most activities, zip lining, rafting, hot springs, etc. are south of town, so a little off the track. But just to the north is Leadville and the road to Aspen, so just depends on what you want to do. Check in was friendly and quick. They charge an extra $ 10.00 for reservations made one line. Site was really good, wide, level gravel with a large sitting area with picnic table and fire ring. Utilities good, easy hook up. Cable TV included but limited, analog only, stations. We could not get any Verizon signals, not even for phones. While this is a nice park, for the money and convenience to town, we would stay elsewhere next time.

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Nice, little mom and pop place for an overnight stop. Very friendly, easy check in. Site was long, level, gravel pull-through with nice shade tree although most sites looked as though there was no shade. Sites are close but utilities worked well and were easy to access. Only ding, there was no picnic table at the site. No cable but clear view for satellite. While close to the highway, traffic noise was not a problem. bring your own food, no restaurants in Capulin. We enjoyed our stay and made a reservation for our return trip.

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We stayed three days to do a photo shoot. The dunes are beautiful and kids have fun sliding down the larger ones, some as tall as 50-70 feet. Colorful sunsets and sunrises. Check-in clerk was a little snippy but got the job done. She assigned a site where our coach step buried itself a few inches in the sand when we opened the door, although we were as close to the utilities as we could get. They have "eyebrow" type pull throughs, most of which appear to be a little short for larger rigs. We saw a big rig in one, but it was actually taking up 2 sites. We switched to a back-in which was paved, level, and of adequate width. Utilities worked well. We had no problem with Verizon signal strength for phones but did not have adequate strength for the Mi-fi. We had a concern about the metal archway over the entrance, since there were no signs giving its height and the office didn't know the minimum clearance, although they advised they had had 18 wheelers and large tour type buses go through with no problem. Be advised you will have sand everywhere in the RV, but hey, its the sand hills, so expect to clean after you leave. Although easy on and off and close to I-20, it is quiet. Our site had a metal table covered by a metal awning. We enjoyed the stay.

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Reservation system a little funky, we send in a request and they call you back. Our call wasn't until the next day, and although the office was closed when we arrived, our registration packet, with site number and directions to it, was ready and waiting. Sites are long, adequately wide, and level. Utilities readily accessible and worked good, although we couldn't get the cable to connect. There are several over the air channels available and a clear view for satellite. Only digs are some potholes in interior roads and road noise during the day, although quiets down at night. Wi-Fi worked! Nice little concrete patio with a table. Those coming from the east need to be careful about dragging when turning across Amarillo Blvd. We didn't but there are numerous scrape marks where others have. All in all a good commercial park. We would return.

     

Abilene KOA

Abilene, Texas

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We have stayed here several times as a convenient overnight stop. It is right on I-20 and easy to reach travelling either east or west. Although right on the highway, road noise was not bothersome. As typical with KOA, sites are crowded and it is pricey for what you get, but outweighed by convenience. Wi-Fi was useable, albeit a little slow. Most likely we will stay again.

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Really nice commercial park. Easy to find if you follow their directions, and far enough off the interstate so there is no road noise. Very quiet at night. Check-in was friendly, fast, and easy. Escort to the site which was long and level. We were in a premium site which had nice separation from the neighbors. Utilities worked fine and were easily accessible. Garbage pick-up in the morning. Couldn't get connected to the Wi-Fi but may have been our problem not theirs. Many channels on cable TV and no obstructions for satellite. We would happily return.

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Its scenic, with lots of trees and a small pond, the price is right, and its convenient to the city, but that's about it. When checking in, we were given a card with our site number and instructions the campground was 2 miles down the winding, narrow road. No map, nothing else. The entry is tight, the roads are narrow, and only one dumpster, a fair walk away. Our site was okay although fairly narrow. It was level and utilities easy to reach.The trees were too thick to get satellite, but there were several TV stations obtained over the air. When leaving, the gate attendants had to come out to guide us forward to get the exit gate to activate, as we could not see the bar from the driver's seat. Not worth returning to.