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Gravel campground with lots of trees. Seemed to be mostly permanent / long term residents. Access roads are OK, but tight in places for larger rigs with trees needing to be trimmed. This really should not be marked as a big rig friendly park. Some sites are accessible only by leaving the campground and going back in a different entrance. The pull-through we were in was too short for a 37’ motorhome with toad (we hung out on both ends). Site was also fairly narrow with a relatively high electric pedestal near the front. We ended up with the right side of the coach up on the concrete patio in order to clear the utility pedestals on the left. Power OK, cable OK, Wi-Fi very good for a campground until all the residents came back to the campground in the early evening. Did not try the other utilities. We will look elsewhere for an overnight due to the accessibility issues.

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A lovely park like campground. Gravel access roads and sites with lots of trees. Sites mostly level and spacious with grassy areas. Picnic table at all sites, some sites with fixed grills, portable fire pits on request. Gorgeous during fall color, but problematic for satellite access (at least the roof mounted variety). Far enough from I-70 to avoid most of the highway noise. Some of the sites require careful maneuvering to get in and out, but we had no problems with a 37’ motorhome with attached toad. Trees trimmed well for clearance. Power ok, water 42psi, sewer ok, cable good, wifi good with some slowdowns when park was full in the early evening. Verizon cell strength was highly variable (1 to 4 bars). Did not check the bandwidth as the campground wifi was good enough to avoid using our hotspot. Under new ownership in 2014. We will stay here again when in the area.

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A decent overnight stop. Gravel sites with reasonable gravel access roads. Not overly long pull thrus, so dropping the toad is most likely necessary. Sites wide enough to park the toad next to the rig. Power ok, did not use water or sewer. Wifi was not working the night we were there - decent signal, but would not hand out IP address. Decent Verizon signal strength and bandwidth. We will consider looking for alternatives for an overnight in the area since this campground does have the negative of having to drop the toad.

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A good job adapting to the desert environment. Mostly gravel sites with good gravel access roads - although we did see a 45’ tag having some issues, but they came down the roads the wrong way and after dark. Pull thrus long enough to avoid having to drop the toad. Trees and some grass in the campground (grass mostly on the western end). Picnic tables at each site. Fire pit on request. 50A power was having some problems - very intermittent out of balance legs (up to 15v spread) with reverse polarity. Owner was very involved, but frustrated with the intermittent nature of the problem. We spent most of the stay on 30A (which was stable). Water good (60 psi), sewer ok, but connection was a bit recessed so hooking in sewer elbow was problematic. Wifi was very good for a campground - stable with good signal strength and mostly good bandwidth (occasional slowdowns). Verizon signal strength was 5 bars. Did not test the bandwidth since the campground wifi was good enough to not need our hotspot. Flies were a bit of a problem (1st half of October) since the field of melons next to the campground was plowed under in late September. The best thing going for this campground is it’s proximity to the San Rafael Swell and the staff. We will stay here again when in the area.

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A nice campground with a mix of transient and ownership sites. Asphalt access roads with level gravel sites. Access roads are comfortably wide for a single rig, but not wide enough for two rigs to pass. Most sites are slightly narrow pull thrus (about the length of picnic table between rigs). Each site in the transient area has a concrete pad with picnic table and fixed grill and a tree (mostly Crabapples). We were able to comfortably fit a 37’ class A plus our toad in the site. Some minor puddling on the access roads after rain, but there was enough gravel in the sites to avoid puddling and mud. Power ok, water ok, sewer ok (some sites have the sewer connection recessed enough to cause issues hooking up a sewer elbow). No issues with satellite access. Wifi was ok in signal strength and bandwidth (most of the time), but only for e-mail and casual browsing. We did occasionally have to resort to our hotspot to avoid frustrating page load times. Verizon signal was 3 to 4 bars with reasonable bandwidth. We will stay here again when in the area.

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A nice campground set back against bluffs with lots of mature trees. Reasonable gravel access roads, mostly level gravel sites with grassy areas. Most sites had a picnic table along with a fixed grill shared between a pair of sites. There are three different areas in the campground. The back area looks to be the oldest and is completely shaded. This area has the smaller sites although we did see some 45’ class A’s squeezed into some of the sites. The area north of the entrance road has larger sites in a more open area with some shading. These sites can handle 45’ class A’s, but the toads for these rigs tended to be parked in the road going between the rows of sites. This may make it interesting to maneuver. The area south of the entrance road has the largest sites - easily long enough for a 45’ class A plus toad. Seemed to be a bit more shaded that the north area, but much less than the back area. The south area does have a couple of curves on the access road that require a slight amount of extra caution. The pullthrus were alternating so two sites shared a common set of utilities. Also the back ins alternate with "pull ins” - again sharing a common set of utilities. A wonderful 2 acre off-leash dog area is in the front of the park. As noted in some other reviews, this park does have major issues with heavy rainfall. After a spell of dry weather (so the grounds were basically completely dry), we had heavy rain all night - at least several inches. The next morning most of the campground was flooded. They did have people out with portable pumps that morning to get rid of the worst of it, but 3 days of sunshine later there were still major issues with water - especially the area north of the entry road. This area had so much water that people were walking on the picnic table benches to get into their rigs. Some sites in the north area had as much as a foot of standing water (3 days after the rain). The back area seemed mostly dried out after 3 days. The area south of the entry road was sort of in between - grassy areas like a soaked sponge and a fair bit of mud. Puddles remained on many of the access roads. This park would probably be a 9 if they invested in enough gravel to mitigate the drainage issues. There was some highway noise in the front park of the park - mainly in the early evening. Power was ok, water was 58 psi, sewer ok. Did not use the cable. Satellite access was fine in the south area and probably in the north area; problematic in the back area. Wifi strength was good with mostly decent bandwidth except in the early evening with a full park at which time the bandwidth was zilch. Verizon signal was 3 bars with adequate, but not great bandwidth. We will stay here again when in the area (just hopefully avoiding any heavy rainfall).

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Very nice campground alongside the Rio Chama. Three types of sites in the campground - the pull in waterfront sites directly along the river, back in sites in the woods behind the waterfront sites, and the bulk of the sites in a mostly open gravel area (pull thrus and back ins). Wide gravel access roads with level gravel sites. The initial entrance road is concrete and might be a touch too narrow if two rigs were trying to pass (you can’t see what might be about to turn in to the campground from the base of the entrance road). We were in a waterfront site with picnic table, fire ring, full hookups, and the sound of the Rio Chama outside our front door. Hookups were at the extreme back of the site which might make satellite access problematic (back of the site is in the trees and our dish is mounted in the back). There is enough room to pull forward (at least in our 37’ coach) to clear the trees for the satellite, but it would require long utility runs. Power ok (but not hot enough to really stress it with A/C running), water pressure ok, sewer ok. The wifi had good signal strength, but generally poor to fair bandwidth ranging from 10Kbs to 160Kbs, but the installation was relatively new and probably just needs to have some kinks worked out. Verizon cell was 4 bars with usually decent bandwidth. Very friendly and responsive people running the place - firewood and mail delivered to your doorstep. We will most definitely use this campground as our base whenever we are in the area.

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Not much to choose from in the Socorro area if you want hookups. Basic gravel campground with a scattering of trees. Wide access lanes, but can still be challenging in places with a larger rig. Most of the transient spots (row B & C) are 30A, water, no sewer. The only 50A and sewer that we could find for transients was in row D where a few (perhaps 4 or 5) have 50A service. While they supposedly take reservations, they appear to have a first come, first serve policy (that’s what is posted on the door if you get there before 4pm). So if you need 50A service or you have a large rig, it may be problematic. We ended up in row B and hung out both ends of the space (37’ plus toad) enough that we felt it necessary to deploy our safety triangles on both ends. Only the coach was relatively level, the toad was on a definite slope. 30A power seemed OK, but no need to run the A/C the night we were there. Did not use the water. Wifi is pretty much useless - most people could not get a signal except at the office and the far end of the campground. We got a signal in row B, but we have really good antennae. And it did us no good as the WAP wasn’t handing out IP addresses. Verizon data signal was moderate (3 bars) on LTE with decent data transfer speeds. The office staff was very friendly, but completely clueless about even such fundamentals as “Do you have 50A hookups?”. Cash or check only. We would stay here again only if we needed an overnight in the area and not if it was hot (thus needing the A/C).

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A flat dirt campground apparently mainly used by local workers. Access roads are mix of asphalt, gravel, and dirt. Sites are mostly dirt and are rutted and unlevel both front to back and side to side, but not so much that it is impossible to get level. Pull thrus were long enough for 37’ motorhome with tow still connected with room to spare. No shade, no landscaping except for wild growths here and there. Utilities are spread the length of the pull thru so it may be problematic to hook up to all of the utilities depending upon the length of hoses, power cables, etc. Power ok (this with both a/c units running in 100 degree temperatures), wifi ok (reasonable speed and stability), moderate Verizon LTE signal (3 bars). Did not use the other utilities. Very friendly people running the place and very responsive to an issue with wifi connectivity when we first arrived. We will look elsewhere when next we travel along I-20 in Texas.

     

Abilene KOA

Abilene, Texas

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Nicely shaded KOA with packed gravel access roads and sites. Pull thru sites just barely long enough for 37' motorhome with attached toad. Probably long enough for 40' if toad disconnected. The main area of the park has a single row of pull thrus with a row of back in sites on both sides of the pull thru row. The access road going between the rows may be problematic due to vehicles hanging out in the roadway especially where the access road turns around. The access roads are not wide enough for two rigs to pass. Right next to I-20, fairly close to Dyess AFB and train tracks, so the usual noise from planes, trains, and trucks. Quieted down considerably after dusk. Power OK, wifi didn't work (not handing out IP address), moderate Verizon LTE (3 bars), but rather slow speeds. Trees make satellite access problematic. Did not use other utilities. We will stay here again, but only for short stays.

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A very nice city run campground. Very quiet even when completely full on a holiday weekend as long as DFW is using their normal south flow. With a south flow, you do get some aircraft noise from DFW - especially heavy jets on their takeoff roll from the west side of the airport. With a north flow, it gets a lot louder with frequent departures passing nearly overhead. The campground is on the shore of Grapevine Lake, but the marina blocks any significant view of the lake. Access roads are asphalt and a bit too narrow for two rigs to pass each other. Sites are mainly back ins with some pull thrus (mainly parallel parking on the main access road). Mix of asphalt and concrete sites each with picnic table and fire ring, some shady others in the open. Most sites are slightly out of level, but we didn't see any extreme cases of slope. Power, water (80 psi), and sewer OK. WiFi is Tengo with reasonable signal and speed except on holiday weekends in the early evening. Moderate Verizon LTE (2 to 3 bars). Definitely the nicest park we've found in the metroplex. We will stay here again.

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A very nice park like campground with spacious gravel sites and reasonable gravel access roads. Large common park area between the campsites and the creek. Great location for access to the Texas Hill Country with reasonable access (an hour) to both Austin and San Antonio. We would have rated it a 9 but for the heavy truck traffic on US 290/281 right next to the park. The noise does die down at night and it did not disturb our sleep even with the windows open, but it was rather noticeable during the day when sitting out or leaving the windows open in the rig. Power OK, water OK (but extremely soft), sewer OK, Wi-Fi decent signal and speed (a bit slower in the evenings, but still usable), reconnection required about once a day, strong (5 bars) Verizon LTE cell signal. Nice park for extended stays. We will stay here again when in the area.

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A relatively new flat gravel campground. Some road noise when wind is from the south. Gravel sites with reasonable separation. Small patios, tables, and small trees (no shade, but they are still very young). Gravel access roads with good width. Wonderful view for watching sunsets. Good power and water, sewer connection a bit elevated. Wi-Fi decent signal strength and speed except during the evening. Moderate Verizon cell signal (3 bars). Good for overnight or longer if one had something to occupy oneself in the area. We will stay here again when in the area.

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Flat gravel campground with good access roads. Long, level pull-through with decent inter-site spacing. Quiet. A few small trees here and there, but nothing in the way of shade. Good power (but no real load in the campground as too cool for a/c to be running). Wi-Fi good signal strength and decent speed. Good Verizon cell signal (4 bars). Did not use other utilities. Good for overnight or longer stays. We will stay here again when in the area.

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Flat gravel campground with good access roads. Reasonable inter-site spacing. Mix of back ins and pull-throughs, some with shade, others without. Quiet given its location (probably since it is set back a bit from the main road). Decent power, water, sewer. Wi-Fi OK. Good Verizon cell signal. Good for overnight or longer stays. We will stay here again when in the area.