Danno

  • Review Count 109
  • States Reviewed 40
  • Helpful Reviews 4

About Danno

My wife & I are retired full time RVers traveling the country one campground at a time! I served in the USAF for 30 years and we decided to travel for a few years before choosing a place to live. We had a 40 foot toy hauler (5er) for our first 2 years and now we have a 35 foot 5er. We travel 8 months out of the year and hunker down for the winter. Happy trails to you!

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This park is okay but seems over-rated. The main good thing going for it is location. But then they pack every available space with an RV including putting RVs on car parking spots on the east end of the park. Some RV spots back right up to the bathrooms. All the sites along the river slope excessively towards the river. We saw RVs unable to level their rig and other 5'ers with the nose landing gear completely retracted trying to level. I wouldn't be able to sleep on a slope like that hoping my chocks hold. As other reviewers mentioned, these more expensive river sites don't have much of a view either since there's a construction zone or a multi-story hotel just across the river. We stayed on the back row and found those sites longer and mostly level. Camp wifi had a strong signal but dropped offline frequently. Cable TV worked fine which was good since trees blocked satellite access. Both Verizon & ATT had good signals. Price reflects a weekly rate.

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This KOA is an acceptable stop for few days. The park is big enough to get around without issues. Roads & sites are gravel & like many KOAs, they place sites a little too close together. They have several full hook up sites suitable for big rigs, although the ones in the back of the park don't have cable TV. The full hook up back in sites are easy access from a wide road and can take most big rigs too. Then they have about 15 very long W/E only pull thrus which would work fine for any rig. All park trees are young so there's no shade. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The park was well maintained and I can tell they are working hard. Each site has a picnic table and most have a portable fire pit. Wifi worked well up front where I was & cable TV was good. They had a couple of catch/release fishing ponds, a dog park, playground, & various things to keep kids busy. Both Verizon & ATT had strong signals.

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This campground is a gem! It's well maintained with plenty to do for a quiet destination getaway. All but a handful of paved handicapped sites are gravel and ultra long. Some are W/E only. Interior roads are paved and back-ins are easy. You can see site availability and pick your site from the recreation.gov web page. Locals advise that the best sites are reserved well in advance. Most sites are level enough but some are on a hillside with a lot of front to back slope. I would avoid sites 117 thru 121, 123, 125, & 126 due to site slope. I would avoid sites 132 thru 139 as that area is swampy when it rains. Lastly, avoid 115 due to persistent smell from the dump station. Campground is a fisher's paradise. Folks could pull their boats right up to their campsite in some areas. Playgrounds for the kids, walking & biking trails, and a couple of sandy beaches round out the activities. Satellite access is iffy with the trees. AT&T had NO service but Verizon was very strong. Definitely follow the campground directions (Hwy 25 to 80 to 85) as the shortcut over Turkey Creek Rd (263) is NOT for RVs. Watch for deer as we saw herds of 30+ near the entrance.

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This was our second stay at this park. There's a lot to like here and they try hard to be a destination park. Positives include squeaky clean park, long mostly level paved sites, wide roads, lake access, swimming pool, rental boats, pavilion, zip line, and Frisbee golf. I can only think of 2 negatives. They have nasty speedbumps and their free wifi is speed limited to 240kps. Both Verizon & ATT have good signals and most of the park is good for satellite access. Price reflects a weekly rate.

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This was our second visit to this park in 2 years. Bushman's is still a great short-term stay park. Hookups were well placed and worked fine. You're 10 miles from Tyler but there is a Brookshire grocery about 2 miles away. There's a fishing pond, volleyball, and dog park on the property. Most of the sites look level and those that weren't would still be close enough with a board or two. Spacing between sites is adequate and site length is good for even the longest rigs. Young trees provide very little shade but that's good for satellite. No individual fire pits but they provide two community fire pits. Free park wifi worked well and both ATT & Verizon had strong signals. Road noise from nearby highway settles down at night. Friendly staff. Very nice individual restroom/shower combo in main building. We'll stay here when in the area.

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Very nice military RV park! Spacious sites with all paved roads & mostly level paved sites with grass between each site. Some sites had standing water during rains. Sites were spaced 30-40 feet apart and long enough for the biggest rigs. Laundry was small but adequate, but they have 2 laundries too. Each site had FHU plus a table and BBQ grill. No fires or fire rings allowed, but they had a very nice playground. No cable TV or wifi, but it looked like all sites would be good for satellite reception. Both Verizon & ATT had weak 1-bar signals. There was occasional train noise but I didn't notice any trains at night. Roads on post are pretty messed up with construction so follow directions on www.militarycampgrounds.us. Definitely get reservations as the park stays full.

     

Midway Park COE

Waco, Texas

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This park has six 50A FHU pull through sites near Highway 6 and the rest are 30A W/E back-in sites nestled in the woods. The pull through sites are well spaced and most are good for satellite. Highway noise calms at night. The wooded sites vary quite a bit from long level back-ins overlooking the lake to sites at the top of inclines. The park has few rules, which appeals to some. You might see 6 cars and 5 tents clustered around one site as we did during Spring Break. Families were having a great time. The grass was getting long which previous reviewers have noted as a problem. I saw a clean up crew come to each site after it was vacated to sweep and clean the pits. Big Rigs should stay in the pull thrus although some of the back-ins would be Big Rig suitable too. You can choose your site online. ATT & Verizon had strong signals.

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We've stayed here a couple of times in the past. Rate reflects the $555 monthly rate (which goes up soon to $595+elec). Monthly rates have increased with no visible improvements to the park. The north end offers more space and level lots, but sites cost more. The south end is more picturesque but sites are generally closer together and less level. They need to repave over potholes. I'd estimate about a third of the park is short term campers with the rest on monthly stays. People were friendly. WiFi is crappy Tengonet and not free for monthly users. Both ATT & Verizon have strong signals. Overall, this is a great location and a very good RV park.

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Great little park for a stopover. Everything's paved and level. Sites are adequately spaced and suitable for big rigs. Park Wi-Fi worked well. Both AT&T & Verizon had strong signals.

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We spent a week here. This is a "must visit" park to watch the barges. The park is well maintained and has the only free laundry we've ever encountered. There's about a hundred yards of very bumpy road getting to the entrance. Park Wi-Fi worked well for me (external antenna) and both Verizon & AT&T had strong signals.

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This is an okay campground for an overnight. One row of pull-throughs is well spaced but the other row is more tightly packed. The interior road between the pull-throughs is a little narrow, which can make it a challenge to get into a site depending upon how RVs/autos are parked. Wi-Fi worked well for my external antenna and both AT&T and Verizon had good signals.

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This is a very nice park with a couple of minor quirks. Sites are nicely spaced, easy in/out with both concrete and gravel level pull-throughs and back-ins. Many sites are satellite friendly. Two quirks. Their rules hit me as a little on the overbearing side, especially concerning visitors and late check out. And they almost make you take an oath not to use your own Wi-Fi in the park as they believe it interferes with the park Wi-Fi (very unlikely). Well, the park Wi-Fi was very weak so you don't really have a choice. Both Verizon and AT&T had good signals.

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This is an excellent place to bring families for summer fun! They have tons of activities, way too many to list. Many activities are free while they rent equipment for others. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, they have camp-led activities for kids too. The park was very quiet and almost empty in mid-September. Paved level sites are very well spaced and suitable for big rigs. The park is open to the public. Verizon Wi-Fi worked well but AT&T barely had a signal. Some sites are satellite suitable. The laundry is woefully undersized with only 2 washers/2 dryers. Previous reviews are still valid except they no longer ask for social security numbers. Review their web site for directions and more info.

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This is a pretty typical small KOA--expensive for what you get. They cram too many sites in the space available. If they would remove every other site, it would be fine. They have sites that are long enough to fit big rigs but only 3 sites are 50 amp full hookups, so call ahead if you need that. Sites were gravel and level. Wi-Fi worked well. Generally, it is easy in/easy out; however, a couple of limbs needed trimming and one telephone pole could pose a problem if you take the wrong path out of the park. AT&T had a weak signal and Verizon had a strong signal. The trains were pretty frequent during the day, thankfully less so at night. We'll probably stay somewhere else next time.

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I concur with the previous reviewer but I wanted to add a couple of things. The vast majority of sites are back-in. I'd say most are pretty easy access but choose your site carefully if you have a bigger rig. This is more a park for camping than RVing and there is a difference, e.g. the lack of water at many sites. Good ATT & Verizon coverage.