Don & Candy

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Our rate reflects the "rally" rate, thus we give it four stars, although I would drop it down to three if paying their regular rate. It is, as stated in most other reviews, a very large open field with a few, mostly small, trees. If you arrive early and the park isn't full, they will lead you to your site in such a manner that you won't have to back in. The utility station does serve four campers, thus two will have to run their electric and water under the coach to reach the station. The sites are long and level. The spacing between vehicles using the same power station is adequate. The spacing between vehicles not using the same station is excellent. There are few amenities at the park unless you are attending a rally or function that utilizes one of the pavilions or meeting halls. It could only be considered a destination if you were planning on exploring the surrounding area - Amana Colonies. When you check in, tell them you want to be facing north, which means you want an odd numbered site in one of the "lettered" lots. THIS IS IMPORTANT - each power pole station serves four sites. The first four will be 1,2,3, and 4; the second set will be 5,6,7 and 8; the third will be 9,10,11 and 12; and the last set will be 13,14,15 and 16. In each of these groups you will want the site with the highest odd number. In other words, you will want site 3 or 7 or 11 or 15. You may wish to avoid 15 as it is next to the interior street making for more noise and dust. The reason - shade and spacing on the side where you sit outside. There are numerous trash dumps around the park and some sites have picnic tables.

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Not your typical KOA. It is immaculate. The grounds are extremely well-kept. Fair amount of room between sites with a few trees. The owners have put much effort into making their park a destination. Every weekend is "themed" with many activities - most catering to children. We were there on "Sports Lovers" weekend and there were many competitions scheduled. Their flyer is first-class with much good information. They have a kitchen and sell wings and pizza which they will deliver to your site. They have a beautiful lake, and the grass around the lake is neatly trimmed. Check-in was quick and we were led to our site. For us the real treat was Kamp K-9. They have two enclosed areas to let your dogs run off-leash with dog bags for clean-up. As with most KOA parks, this one is on the pricey side. However, this one comes closest to actually being worth a premium - particularly if you have children. We don't, thus much of the activities were lost on us. It is close to the highway but has no noise - other than children-at-play. WiFi was strong but because the park was almost full, it was slow during peak-use hours.

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Obviously an old, smaller KOA, but there is nothing "old" about this park. The owners take great pride in their park and it shows. The sites are long, level and have much grass - which was meticulously cut and trimmed. There is a small lake with paddle boats for campers staying there. WiFi was strong. Check-in quick and then we were led to our site. The icing on this cake are the bathrooms! Granted they had just been remodeled, but they were immaculate. My wife said it looked like they had been spit-shined. We were passing through so didn't check out the area, thus don't have any idea what might make this a destination, but we assure you, it is worth staying a night or two. It is very close to the freeway, but we heard no traffic noise.

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Located close to many restaurants and museums but secluded enough to feel like you're not near a town. It is actually down in a "bowl-type" area which shelters it from most noise. Quick and efficient check-in with much information provided. Most sites have a tree or two. Grass is well-trimmed and sites are clean and everything works. Wi-Fi was adequate. My wife loved the soft, distant train whistle in the night.

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Small, convenient to highway and Walmart. Check-in was quick and efficient, we were guided to our site, easy access and egress from the site even in 45' MH with toad. The grounds are immaculate. Not every site has a tree, but there were many trees and the grass was trimmed to perfection. It is easy to see the pride the owners have in their property. There is some highway noise, but not enough to dampen our "wine hour" experience outside. There is also a dull hum - perhaps from a plant mentioned in other reviews. However, with the a/c running we heard very little - certainly not enough to affect our sleeping.

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We've stayed in many RV parks, and this is at the very top of the list. Gorgeous setting in the east Texas pines, perfectly maintained, long, level concrete sites with utility hook-ups arranged well. Nice fenced dog run with doggie bags. (The only thing I'd fault them for is they don't have a place to deposit the bags - you either walk to the dumpster or take them home. Trash can would be nice.) The park is surrounded by large trees and they've planted many within the park. There are several "nature trails" and a large grass area at the back to let the dogs play. There is a very nice playground and a pool - neither of which we needed as we are definitely "seniors". Highly recommend if you're in the area.

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This RV park just keeps getting better and better. The owner has taken a trailer park and made it into a first-class RV park. All sites are concrete pads - long and level. Utilities are well-located. There are quite a few semi-permanents as there are many roofers taking care of the roofs damaged by hail recently. However, every site is kept clean and free of clutter. One of the real pluses is that the owner put a gate at the back so you can access the two mile park run/walk. Another plus: the owner has done much to ensure the security of his guests. This is the place to stay if visiting Killeen.

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Once again a wonderful visit to this RV park. Check-in easy, guided to site. Pull-through site was long, level, and all utilities well located. Park was immaculate, as always. Some appear to be full time, and some are loyal Aggies who rent the spot year around, but use it primarily during football season. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting College Station. Another highlight: a very short distance from the Bush library. A must-see regardless of your political leanings.

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Beautiful RV park on Lake Pauline very close to the highway but with no noise. All sites have many large trees providing great shade. Owner is extremely kind and helpful. Park is extremely neat and well maintained. Lots of room between sites, which are generally very long and level. Some of the sites are on the lake and have small decks so you can sit out and watched the birds.

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This park is an engineering marvel. Branson has very little level ground, and this park was built on severely steep terrain. We had requested a pull-through. Upon arrival we were told they didn't have any - although their map shows 8. The problem is they are very difficult to get into if you are a 45' rig. The access to at least four was so steep that you would drag the bottom of the coach when you reached the level area. Their web site says they are big rig friendly, but let me assure you it is very tight getting in and out. The park is well-kept and the staff was great. It is very close to the center of the entertainment district. Dog walk is at the bottom of the hill, which makes for great exercise when you have to walk back up to your rig. It is gated and they provide you with a swipe card for which they require a refundable $10 deposit. If you leave when the office isn't open, they will mail the deposit to you, less $2 for handling???

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Very odd directions on web site. Office location is also very odd - we traveled 1/2 of the RV park before finding it. A nice lady met us at the office and led us to our spot. Not very clear on the rate - there was no paperwork done, no map, no brochure. Paid in cash. This park is really spread out and the transient area is quite separate from the rest. The only thing we could find in the transient area was a laundry, which looked clean. No trash bins in the area - the dumpster was located in the lower area on the way out. The park was clean, had very nice, long, level pull-throughs. No Wi-Fi.

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This park has easy access, friendly and helpful staff who lead you to your site, a beautiful setting, and long and level pull-throughs accommodating 45' motorhome with toad. Great playground for kids, very dog-friendly, immaculate grounds. They also have a cafe that serves breakfast and dinner for a very nominal $. Dinner last night was great and service better than most restaurants. Wi-Fi worked very well. We'd stay again.

     

I-35 RV Park

Waco, Texas

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Beautiful park, great staff. Can't overdo praise for the park. It has many long, reasonably level pull-throughs, very large field for dogs (actually a golf driving range), very unique dog wash stand, horse-shoe pit and other niceties. If that isn't enough, they have a small cafe and they provide a REAL breakfast for free. Eggs to order, cereal, coffee, milk, o.j. - the works. Our breakfast was great. We called to confirm and the manager alerted us to construction along I-35 and gave us a route to follow to get to the park. Sadly I suspect the construction will be going on for some time, but it isn't the fault of the park and they are well worth your time and effort to get to them.

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This park is off the old Hwy 190 and in a much older section of Killeen. We had little trouble finding it as we used map quest directions. The GPS actually gave us the right instructions as well. We had reservations but called the owner when we were about 15 minutes out. He gave us the gate code (the entire park is gated) and met us just after we arrived. He has done a wonderful job of converting an old mobile home park into a first class RV park and the effort he has put in is very visible. He is also the consummate southern gentleman. There is still a little work to do, but all in all, the park is clean, easy to navigate, and quiet. There is a very nice park behind the park available for jogging or walking pets. We will stay here again.

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We decided to get away from the fireworks on New Years. We spent four very enjoyable days at Maverick Ranch, drove through Big Bend Ranch State Park, and hiked in Big Bend National Park. While Maverick Ranch is a little further away from the national park, it is well worth the drive as nothing in the vicinity compares to it. It is well designed, well kept, and staffed by very conscientious people. The sites are long and there is plenty of room between sites. They've even managed to grow a little grass and some trees, despite the weather. The only negative, and it is nit-picking, but whoever designed the computer program for checking in needs to try doing it as a customer. Despite the best efforts of the staff, it is a slow and arduous process. We were shown to our site, and the check-in process was complete when they dropped by later to give us our receipt. Oh, almost forgot. On the Lajitas/Maverick Ranch website one is told to go to the Lajitas Resort to check in. Not so! Furthermore, finding the Lajitas Resort office is a challenge made more difficult if you're driving a 45' RV pulling a toad. The directions were terrible. None of that should be read to take away from the enjoyment of staying at a first class RV park.