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I was scheduled to camp at Mustang Island, but they called me the day of and said their power was out due to a storm. They recommended Padre Balli. I did not realize that the sites were only 30 amp, so that was a bummer. Also, the weather was 30 MPH winds, so that made our beach days miserable. (obviously not the camps fault) It seems that this park has fallen into disrepair and they are doing a tax increase to try and bring it back. There are some overgrown parking lots that possible used to be campsites. there is a vacant building that possibly used to be the office? The office is clean and nice and on stilts, so be prepared for a long ramp or stairs. The beach is nice, clean, and has picnic table, but the sand is pretty compact. There is a restaurant and pier. It costs to go out on the pier. The campsites are broken asphalt with two sites kissing. Hookups in the middle with two tables. One for you, one for your neighbor. The ranger just told us to choose which side we wanted to face and pull in that way. Pull through sites. The dunes were very tall. You cannot see or walk over them. There is a path on the far side of the campground or you can walk up by the office to get to the beach. The dunes do help cut back on the wind. The shower houses were cinder block construction, but it is starting to crumble. The showers have been lined with that plastic wall stuff and wood slats on the floors, but you can see black mold in places. The showers were hot and high pressure. Great after a cold beach day.

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This place is on a golf course, and I see why it is desirable to live on a gold course. All of the grass is mowed to be pretty and pleasant. No fire ants. Only 20 sites at the state park. 10 are very nice with asphalt driveways, 50 amp, sewer, but also - each site had a SMOKER and a fire ring and a paved picnic area with shelter. We had already gone shopping, but went back to walmart to get some stuff to grill! They had no security lights, which meant that at night you could see every. single. star. Beautiful. The downside is - Campsites are a long walk to the playground and guard shack. Spotty cell service. We were able to get messages on and off. Mostly nothing. A little wifi at the main office.

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This was the nicest decorated RV park I have ever seen! We stayed 1 night on the passport america rate of $24. The "per person" rate was $5. She charged me for 3 of my 6 kids. bringing my rate to a total of $39 The sites are large, concrete, full hook up. mini-picnic table. I was there on a Wednesday and they were almost completely full. This would be a great site for a family reunion of small wedding. They have a adorable little chapel on site. The clubhouse can be rented and is fabulous .It has a fenced garden with gazebos and a deck that overlooks the creek. It has pool access and is properly fenced so no worries about the kids around the pool or creek. There is a separate creek access for tubes/boats that has a fire pit and picnic table. The western town rally hall is great.Basically they have taken pole barns, but finished the insides to the apartments, rally halls, etc. It does not look fancy from the outside, but they have done a nice job making it feel at home with a rustic theme of metal walls, rough cut timbers, and antique artifacts. The cleanest facilities I have ever seen. These people seems to do a lot with a little. No T-mobile service. Slow wifi at office.

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As others have said, they just added a large pool area with cabanas and a gas fire pit. It is very nice! I was able to find a nice spot overlooking the pond. The boat docks have been rebuilt and are very nice. The laundry was out of service when I was there which was a MAJOR inconvenience. The lodge was not new, but was OK. We were very happy with this park. My only complaint is that their rules state that no child under age 14 may be out alone. Campgrounds are normally more of a "free range" place for kids 10 and up. They did not complain that my 12 year old was at the park with the younger kids. But it posed a problem when they had to use the bathroom and were not allowed in the buildings unaccompanied. The ranger actually followed us to the pool on a 70 degree day to make sure that we knew that the kids were absolutely not allowed in the hot tub at all. (which was what we were planning on doing. We were the only people there are both parents were present). Our kids jumped in the icy pool once and then stood under the showers to warm up because it was so cold. Also - LOTS of FIRE ANTS. I got bit every time I went to my hookups because there was a big ant hill right by my sewer hook up. The pool area was landscaped with rail road ties that were treated with something that sweat our the chemicals and stained our clothes. It was sticky and gross.

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This was a thousand trails park, I stayed for free with my membership. $3 for 50 amp upgrade. The main disadvantage to this park was the distance from the main lodge to the pool/laundry area. The pool was nice, Not heated. The kids pool that was warm enough to swim in at the beginning of April. A nice size main pool, and a hot tub for those over age 18. Laundry was 6 washers/6 dryers for $1.50 each. Clean and working. Lodge had a nice little kids' corner with a rug and baby toys. Also an 18+ reading room. The main tables were set nice and they are working on getting the cafe staffed and running. Right now just weekends on the cafe. They had an over 18 pool table indoors and a kids pool table outdoors. Multiple playgrounds. 70's style with metal slides and wood frames. Pickle ball was under the pavilion by the lodge. Not fenced. minigolf had a nice concrete path leading from hole to hole, but the greens were worn, but useable. The boat docks were a disaster because of the water levels the past 5 years. The lake is coming back up 65% but the boat docks are unusable. Walking paths are overgrown. You can see the foot path, but my 5 year old had to duck under trees in places. We opted to walk in the road. Which was OK on a mild, shady day - but with the walk 1 mile to the lodge from the pool, it would be nice to have a shady path as an option! This park has some old weird barns and buildings in the part near the pool. Overall, I think this park is rebuilding. You can see that there are some areas that are cute and nice and others that are forgotten.

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I have tried this park twice and I am removing it from my "to stay" list. 1 - No cell service. This is hard for us because we use the Thousand Trails on our days off and need to catch up on paperwork. We might be able to let this slide if their wifi EVER worked. They say there is wifi, but it is always down. 2 - Few sites not near lodge. Few 50 amp. hook ups at far rear of site. We have an electric hot water heater, so we like to have 50 amp. We also have 6 kids, so we like to be near the playground and the lodge. 3 - Pool and hot tub are small and closed (at least in March). 4 - The construction is shoddy. A/C are window units cut into the siding. The bathroom stalls are ox board. Even the nice buildings have pieces of siding missing paint messed up. The park is in 3 sections: "Hollywood" - is right by the lodge and mostly 50 amp, but it has filled with long-term rentals. They look nice and clean, but are full. There was one 30 amp site available. "Suburbs" - just around the pond from Hollywood. Very walkable distance, but not visible. Laundry and shower house in the suburbs, as well as a volleyball net. Sites are LONG, but totally grass. 50 Amp was available. But when we went to back up to the hookups, we got nervous about the weight of our rig on the grass and opted for 30 amp in Hollywood because it had gravel. "Back 40" - best I can tell this was an old, decrepit RV park that Thousand Trails bought out. Its s about a mile from the lodge. It is full of VERY long-term campers. It looks trashy and the dump station was flooded. I think this is only staff that camps here. The perks - The staff is friendly and accommodating. They are kind of "back woods" folk. They are not grouchy with kids. They have Candy Bingo on Fridays where almost everyone is a winner. They have a game room and cafe. The adult lodge is nice.

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Rate was $38. Good Sams subtracts 10%. Add $2.50 for electric and $4 per kid over age NINE. (My 10 & 11 year old were extra). Park was small, but otherwise comparable to a Thousand Trails campground. Small pool and Hot tub. Small playground. Exercise room. Meeting hall. Laundry ($1.75 wash / $1.25 dry). Decent camp store. Horseshoes. Dog walk. Internet was Tengonet, but free. Available at sites. Moderate speed for internet, but good for Tengonet. Facilities were older, but in decent repair. After hours check is was marked and well-organized. Sites were VERY close together, but basically dropped in Dallas suburbia- about 1 miles to anything. Interstate noise = YES. Airplane noise = yes. The whole campground is full of tress and pretty shady, which is rare for Texas! There is a large car wash with a 13' bay with ladders for washing RVs. We fed $10 worth of quarters and got a pretty clean bus. Overall, we arrived road-weary and worn-down. It was a great place to restock and restore.

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I have stayed here twice. After full-time RVing with a family for 15 months, I have to say that this is the BEST family RV park that I have come across. All of the facilities look new. Are there "some things that could be better"? Maybe the sites could be asphalt instead of gravel. Maybe the rec facilities could be closer to the camp sites instead of totally segregated, but, really.. They have nice stuff at a reasonable rate. It is right off the highway, but they have built up a big hill of grass to block the view and sound. I had one office employee that had a chip on her shoulder about kids being unsupervised when I reported the bounce house had a busted seam. After being in campgrounds, I can see where she would have this prejudice, but the tear was clearly wear of sun and use, not vandalism. However, when she called the owner, the owner had the seam repaired first thing in the morning. The place is clean and has a ton of amenities. We were even able to stream a movie on Wi-Fi. Plus: cable TV, pool, hot tub, bounce house, playgrounds, shuffleboard, mini golf, kayak and paddle boat rentals, game room, homemade ice cream and pizza for sale. Passport America rate is good for 1/2 off one night and then $39 a night after that.

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The sewer lottery is hysterical. Only about 1/2 the sites have sewer. I rolled in right at noon. They asked if I wanted a sewer site. I replied "yes." The worker then attempted to explain the lottery to me, but then handed me a paper and said to read it. I asked what the chances of getting a site were, everyone in the office agreed that I would not get one today. 1 - There is no "random" factor in the lottery. They read the names off a list, based on the date and time that you checked in. 2 - Must be present to win 3 - If your name is called, 3 things can happen: 1. "not here" - your name gets recycled on the list for tomorrow, keeping your original check-in time. 2. "Here and Choose site" - you are present and choose from the available sites 3. "Here, but Pass" - your name gets recycled on tomorrows list. 4 - Your name can only be recycled 4 times and then it is taken off the list. 5 - If you have lost your place, then you can requested that it be added, but it will be added at the bottom I was about 50th on the list, but got a site the first day (of about 15). They actually got to the end and had 3 sites left over because about 10 people had "passed" and the rest where not here. That was great, except that I had just settled in 20 min prior because they assured me that I would not get a site today, so I had to hitch up again. Everyone plays the game hoping to get a "prime" site. Evidently, this means no trees blocking satellite signal. Whatever. The rest of the facilities are nice. Free Wi-Fi in the lodge. New bathrooms and a very warm pool. Dryers take debit cards! The playground is small, but lots of other options. Lots of activities and entertainment scheduled. The roads are narrow. Some sites are grass, and the trees can make them very unlevel, so pay attention when choosing your site. Campers are grumpy, but I guess the staff can't help that!

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This is the poster child of Thousand Trails RV resorts. Since it is so large, they have a lot of facilities that are actually used! We took advantage of the courtesy mail room. It was nice to see the retirees line dancing, playing pickle ball, pool volleyball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, etc. The lodge is huge and they have 2 pools and a workout room, and playground, too. Free Wi-Fi in the lodge. It was adequate speed, but would randomly cut out. Tengo throughout the sites, although it was not fast or reliable. They must have had a large crew of work-campers because there was ALWAYS someone cleaning the bathrooms and laundry room. There were actually a lot of families there. Most of the campers were polite and liked the kids. The negative is that with 800 sites, you can be VERY far from amenities. Garbage was at a central location outside the lodge, so people had to drive their trash in from the outer loops. Be very diligent with your reservations and keep trying if dates are not available. Twice I booked a partial stay and was able to get the extra nights I need at the last moment.

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On one hand, we had a fun time at this park the weekend before Halloween. It was near capacity and they had crafts, hayrides, trick-or-treat. The area high school was sponsoring a haunted house. Where most campgrounds that I have been to are struggling to keep going, these people keep a crowd and manage to have fun. The playground was large. We got one of the last sites with a sewer hook up. The quality of sites varies greatly. Some of them are wind-tunnels out in the wide open and others are secluded. On the other hand, the staff here ticked me off. I asked for the Passport America rate and they told me, "We're running a special. You aren't gonna get any cheaper than that!" and charged me $74 for three nights. When I went to add a day the passport America rate was $22.50. For those of you who aren't good at math $67.50 is less than $74 that she charged me for 3 nights. We went there hoping for Wi-Fi, which was advertised. We had 4 bars at our site, but it was down. They said they reset the router and that was all they could do. It did not come up at all for the 4 days we were there. My husband went to the bar to watch the world series at 9:45 they closed down with the score tied in the 7th inning because the haunted house was ending at 10 PM, so they were closing up. One of the washing machines took my money. They sent a repair man, but never offered to refund my $1. He unplugged and plugged it in and it showed my time on it, but by then I had already started a different machine. One of the family members of the owner's started a brush fire that required a visit from 4 fire trucks on Sunday morning. It was secluded and no one was at risk.

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This is very clearly a field that they put RV hookups in because the church hosts a festival once a year. The grounds are full of ants. The showers house is full of spiders. The host only wants to talk to you when you are ready to check out. That being said, it was $16 for full hook ups (Passport America) and $5 a day for dry storage. We have family in Macon. We spend the day with them and just sleep here at night. It works fine for that. There is a gate that requires a code. It is usually open on Saturdays for weddings. There is a buzzer on it if you need in later.

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I went into this expecting the worst from the 3 star rating. We stayed here in late October after every other campground had closed for the winter. It was 25 degrees. We pulled into the state park hoping for at least electric. It was gated off. This place was a warm winter haven for us oonce you get past the fact that you are in North Dakota. Check in 24 hours at the hotel. They are flexible on checkout time (and about everything else). This place is not scenic. It is by a field, a railroad, and a highway. Other than that I was pleased. They quote you $35 but give you $31.50 on Good Sams. The sites are large and gravel. The dust and mowing were a non-issue in the winter. No trees or any other obstacles. For $8 per person you can use all motel amenities like the gym and water park. The Wi-Fi was fabulous. It was fast and never went out. The playground was in disrepair. The laundry mat was big, but two washing machines were out of service. The bathrooms were in the laundry mat and the showers were in the motel, so they were heated and cleaner/nicer than most campgrounds. It is a good 30 min drive into Fargo.

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Oh boy! You can really tell the campgrounds that are government run. They have some money put into them. As advertised here. My site was over 80 feet long, extra wide, full hook-ups with a concrete pad, picnic table, and fire ring. There was a full row of trees between each of the sites, so you feel secluded. Many pavilions. Bathrooms are brand spanking new and all tile with automatic features. They have all the facilities under a code and the staff goes home at 7 PM. If you are late arrival, please call in advance and they will give you a code. Laundry was $1.25. Playground was large commercial structures. We saw a dolphin swimming in the river in the morning and several people having luck with their crab cages. They have fiber optic cable run through the campground and we had no problem getting full bars on the Wi-Fi in the center of the park with the dense vegetation. The speed varied drastically. In sunshine we could stream movies. In the rain we could hardly do anything. The lake is where the beach is and it is small and muddy/mossy. The sand is hard with lots of shells. The drives are made of that powdery gravel that gets EVERYWHERE. We took our shoes off outside and still had to vacuum three times a day. Their is no "view" of the waterfront because of the dense vegetation. The vegetation also brings lots of mosquitoes, ticks, and ants.

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Yes... it feels like you are camping in the guy's backyard. The office is his house. The angle it is situated off the road is what makes it feel this way. There are 2 rows of RV parking. One is pull-through. They have 50 amp and he provided me a adapter to my 30 amp trailer. I asked to be close to the internet and the router was mounted to a pole that was less than 3 feet from my site. It never went down and was adequate most of the time. The pool was closed in Oct, but he said if we were brave we could try it. The sites were sand, but there was a patch of grass with one communal picnic table in the rear of the yard. There was more seating in the pool area. The laundry was small, clean, and inexpensive at $1 per wash. There were a lot of gnats and ants. Host recommended tucking a dryer sheet in your clothing to keep them away. This is $15 a night camping with full hook-ups, laundry, Wi-Fi, and a POOL. It is not a destination, but if you are in the area anyway, go for it! The staff is polite. The attendant that lives in RV spot, saw me carrying laundry an hour before the laundry room opened and rushed out to unlock it for me. No shower, bathroom, or playground. Rate is Passport America discount.