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I rarely give a park a 10. This one certainly deserves it. The sites are large and most are expertly manicured with several ponds throughout. Over 2,000 palm trees. Clean, staff helpful, and friendly. This sits on Mustang Island about 7 miles from downtown Port Aransas. The property is surrounded by dunes and beach. There is a boardwalk from the park to the beach which was pristine. Excellent surf fishing If you need to be real close or in the town this is not the spot for you. If however you enjoy nature, quiet and a beautiful setting and don't mind driving a few miles to get to store then you will enjoy Gulf Waters. Plenty of good restaurants in town. You can take the 5 minute ferry over to Aransas Pass and Rockport. Its free and runs constantly.

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This is the second time we have stayed here on our way between CA and TX. It's right off the highway and easy to find. Traffic noise isn't too bad. The place is immaculate with large level sites and nice facilities. Good fences and hedges between sites for privacy. Shopping and restaurants nearby. I would give it an 8 if it had a pool. Staff was courteous and helpful. Price is reasonable.

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This park is in the middle of an industrial area. No big surprise here. The entire Midland/Odessa Oil Patch is an industrial area. People don't come here for the ambiance. This park is largely populated by oil field workers. As noted in previous posts, you can't drink the water but the staff gives you a case of drinking water when you check in. The water in the entire area is messed up, so it's not just them. The air smells like oil. It is not a garden spot. Having said that though we would stay here again if we needed a quick overnight stay on the road. Staff was pleasant and facilities were clean. Easy in and out though the owners allows cabin residents to park along the entrance and if you're in a big rig it can be a bit of a hassle getting around them.

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This is a great RV park. Living in Texas we are always looking for places to go that are within a day's drive and have a lake. This one ranks high on our list. The grounds are well maintained, the lots are a good size for a big rig, and there are plenty of trees. There are two sides to the park: One for residents and another that is largely for transients with a nice view of Lake Nanworthy. At sunset we had a herd of deer walk through the camp to get corn that a resident sets out for them. Several large bucks in the herd. Wild turkeys come walking on by. The whole place is surrounded by a state park. Fishing was fair to good. The only thing was the roads were dirt and it was dusty or we would have rated it a 10. Definitely come back here in the fall.

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This park is massive and about 1300 sites and park models. Excellent security. Friendly staff. It's hard to picture what it must be like in winter. There were 3 RVs in the place with us in July. Facilities are unmatched with a bar, restaurant, store, hairdresser, etc. Pretty self contained. Very well run property. We would stay here again. Note: While it is technically in Tucson it is the far east end and about 12 miles from downtown. There is plenty of shopping including Costco nearby, but if you're looking for that old downtown Tucson experience you are a fair drive away.

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This is a flat, treeless, desolate (in summer), expanse of desert with park models and RVs intermixed. There were a couple of RVrs passing through and a couple of people that just stay all year round. The staff was great, very friendly and helpful. Not a bad overnight stay really for the money. In winter, I'll bet it is very busy. There are many parks to choose from in the area and some of them have trees. That would be my first choice next time around. Word to the wise. Yuma is a ghost town in summer. The water pressure is VERY high. Make sure your pressure regulator is BEFORE the hose. They forgot to tell us and we blew out two hoses in seconds.

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This is not what I would call a resort by any stretch of the imagination. There are two sides to this park. The gated side which is very clean and nice and the ungated side which is not, but that is where the pool and amenities are. If you stay on the good side you have to walk out the gate and down the frontage road 100 yards to get to the office and pool. You are right on Highway 8 so traffic noise is high. The non gated side (where our first site was supposed to be) is run down and has a lot of perm residents with some units in ill repair. The gated side is mostly transient big rigs and longer term folks who take very good care of their sites. It is also secure which is important because this is not the greatest of neighborhoods. Roads are tight coming in through an older neighborhood. Alavarado is a very narrow frontage road and the entrances are narrow and unmarked as well. This is a very expensive park for what you get. Sites are small and tight for the most part but there are a few that have grassy areas. Good utilities. No cable on the gated side. The SD Trolley (rail) is nearly in the complex so if you want to visit parts of San Diego via trolley you can go almost anywhere and even to Tijuana for a few dollars.San Diego has generally poor and overpriced RV options. We lived here for 10 years so you pretty much take what you can get. This is not a bad stay at all if you are on the gated side and don't care about the pool. Otherwise I would pass. At $90 per night it matches the most expensive rate we have had on this 6,000 mile trip.

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We arrived here for an overnite the day before the Mazda Races. The park is right on the track. Great views of area. 16% uphill grade coming in so beware. GPS will take you 1/4 mile south so keep going. Comes up fast and little signage. So for the bad news. County won't take reservations except for the race attendees so if you pick an open spot during a race it may not be actually open. I would stay here again for an overnighter or for the races.

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We stayed here over the July 4th weekend for 5 days. Very nice motorcoach resort, right next to the KOA which they also own. Both very nice. Excellent facilities, great store, beautiful view of Flathead lake. Phenomenal, friendly helpful staff. The owner and his wife are always there and very friendly. We rented a privately owned site with outdoor fireplace and grill area. Gorgeous. Campground is right on the Polson Airport and it was fun watching the occasional small plane or jet take off and land. Ultra clean park and well laid out on a bluff above the lake, but back a mile or so. We loved it here. Made great new friends. Highly recommend.

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This is a pretty nice park. Good beach on the Spokane River. Nice forest trails to walk the dog and let them take a swim on their own dog beach. High traffic park. Sixty units in and out all day. Sites are ok, albeit a bit small. A couple miles from downtown CDA, which is awesome, clean and fun. We would stay here again. Friendly though frenzied staff. The Cedars Floating Restaurant next door is one of the nicest restaurants we have eaten in on this trip, though a bit pricey. Front desk will give you a card for a free drink. Good laundry room. Water toys for rent. Nice dock area. You are right where the river turns into Lake CDA. Didn't have much luck fishing, though we are told it is a trophy trout lake. We would stay here again.

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This is a nice park with large trees in a great little harbor town. A bit off the 5, but worth the trip over. Site was huge, but dirt and not real level. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Easy entry and exit. Quiet and peaceful. No traffic noise. Gig Harbor is a quaint old fishing community. Major shopping out the gate and to the right about three miles or up on the 16. Pretty area. All in all, a great three day stay. We would come back for sure.

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We don't usually stay in parks. Mostly "resorts" but this is a good one. Right on the river. Excellent fly fishing. Big sites with lots of room between them. It was an overnighter and we regretted not being able to stay longer. Great place to stay if you're heading on the 5 in between Eureka and Seattle. We loved it here. You will too. Big trees, very clean and away from the daily park stuff. Excellent price for what you get.

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This is a small park of 28 sites primarily for expo exhibitors. The Expo center is on the property. It is a city owned facility. That said it is very nice and clean with large concrete pads and well manicured lawns between sites. Staff was friendly though one guy was a bit of a stormtrooper with the rules. Very safe and secure. Probably the nicest Expo RV area in the US. I have seen a few. This is tops. We had come in to go to the wineries and see friends for a few days. Just keep in mind that their can be traffic for events coming in and out of the area. If you like wine just turn left out of the park and follow signs for Silverado Trail (you're on it, but it takes a few turns). Bring lots of money. Best wineries in the US are just 10 minutes away and they are a tad pricey. We loved this park. Can't say enough good things about it though the entrance is VERY tight and poorly marked. GPS will take you to the expo and not the RV park which is on the side of it. The RV park is one block before 3rd street on 121 (Silverado Trail) on your left. If coming from the north then pass through 3rd street and look to your right. Look for chain link fence and a small sign in either case. Big rig friendly if you are not afraid of a tight turn getting into the place.

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This campground is 15 miles north of Santa Barbara near Goleta. This is our 4th time here though the first time in summer. It is right on 101, so the traffic noise is pretty loud if you happen to have a lower site, which we did. That said it is a very well maintained campground with friendly staff. In the summer it is packed. Nice pool and hot tub area, but they close it at 10:00 PM and are pretty aggressive about it. Totally unnecessary. It should be open until 11pm, so adults have some time in the pool without kids. What's the harm? Short walk to beach. They also own El Capitan campgrounds next door so you can walk down the trails to that location which has a really good restaurant and store. Ocean Mesa is expensive, but that's CA. Highest rates in US. We would definitely come back. I am giving them an 8 for the pool hours only. Otherwise a 9.

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Very nice KOA next door to the hot springs. Nice pool area. Big, level sites. Place is under construction into a resort so space is limited. Staff was very nice and helpful. Clued us in on local restaurants and fishing opportunities. As KOA's go this is up there with the best. We would stay again for sure.