About DiplomatTraveler

We travel in a 2006 Monaco Diplomat 40PDQ with four slides and tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee; overall length about 60'. It is important to have a safe place to spend the night; it's okay if the park is old and a bit worn out. We're more concerned about trees overgrowing the site. We're not looking for frills and we don't need someone planning every hour of our day. Our rig is our home; we use our own bathroom! Why go to the neighbors?

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This is one busy park, located just off I-40 to the west of downtown Albuquerque. The newer section of the park has long, paved, pull-through sites and seemed to fill up about 80% every night during our stay. The older section where the longer term and shorter RV travelers stay is a mix of paved and gravel sites and could use some clean up and landscaping help. There are tent sites, and a children's playground and off leash dog area. The pool and spa were open, but we did not use them. The park hosts a continental breakfast in the morning and there are grocery items in the office area as well as gifts and souvenirs. A small book exchange is located in the laundry. We use a Verizon MiFi and had a good strong signal. It needs to be noted - be prepared to pay a premium price when staying during the Balloon Fiesta in early October. Even two days after the event the rate was $51 with GS discount, pre-tax.

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This is our go-to park when visiting Santa Fe as it is well-managed, always clean, and has very friendly and helpful staff. The roads are all paved and many sites have a level, concrete slab. Most sites are back-in, with a few gravel, pull-through sites for smaller rigs. Other reviewers have noted the noise level when parked close to Cerrillos Road; if this bothers you, request a site farther from the road. RV/car washing is allowed with a $15 fee. The book exchange is located in the park's community room. Cable tv is no longer available and charcoal grills are not allowed. The rate is higher due to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival held in early October. Be sure to get reservations if traveling in the area during this timeframe.

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This is a simple park, typical of older KOAs. All roads and sites are gravel, but it is clean, sites are level, and most are pull-throughs. The laundry room is very clean and has a small book exchange. As others have noted, there are sites of various lengths, cabins, and nice areas for tents. The pool was closed when we arrived; the park closes for the season on Oct. 15. Alamosa is 3.5 miles away and Great Sand Dunes National Park was an easy 45-minute drive.

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Rate reflects one night, 50 amp full hookup, premium site. This is a small, but nice park typical of KOAs. We were parked on the far side with the full-timers, but didn't have any of the problems noted by other campers. The long pull-through site (#79) had plenty of room for our 40' coach with all four slides and enough room to leave our tow hitched up. There is book exchange in the laundry room. The park is very clean and well maintained. Watch for the sign on the road as it can sneak up on you.

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This is a nice park that is very clean and appears to be well managed and maintained. All roadways and sites are hard-packed gravel. The upper level provides back in and pull-through sites with full hookups. The pull-through sites are long and wide; plenty of room for our 4 slide, 40' coach and tow car to fit comfortably. The lower level along the creek is electric only as other campers have noted. Water and dump station available on the upper level. There are a few groceries and souvenirs available in the office as well as a book exchange and videos. We had good Verizon coverage for our MiFi and cell service. For geocachers, there are two caches within walking distance. One is in the park!

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Rate reflects the price for one night with FMCA discount of 15%. This RV park is on the grounds of the Sweetwater Event Center; yes there are over 1200 sites most with full-hookups and 50amps. The roadways and sites are all gravel; some are more level than others and some wider than others. We figured the stretch to water and sewer for our site (P-155) was about 35' from the middle of our 40' motorhome. Only the front half of the campground is open at this time of year. Maintenance crew was shutting off the water at many of the sites as well. If the Caretaker is unavailable, you can check in at the Event Center office during business hours.

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As others have mentioned, there are new owners here who are working hard to update and make this a good place to camp. All roads and sites are gravel, some more level than others, and yes, it is in an old KOA configuration with multiple sites in a long row. The owners work to not block anyone in, so don't worry about that aspect. There are 50 amp sites - we're in #9, a long pull though with 50amp for our 40', 4 slide Class A. It's level, we didn't have to put the jacks down for our one night stay. The laundry room and office area are clean and inviting. Small book swap located in lounge area.

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This is a very nice state park with paved roads and sites. All sites are back-in, level, and just long enough for our 40' Class A with our Jeep parked in front. Water pressure is on the high side so we used the pressure regulator. Many sites have a wooden deck/patio area with picnic table, close-by fire ring, and food hook. Restrooms appeared clean and laundry is free. This is a good choice for visiting New Orleans and the surrounding area. Only thing missing are the sewer hookups! Some noise from the NOLA speedway and the local swamp boat tour boats, but not continuous or intrusive.

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A very nice park located along the Mississippi River, just across the bridge from Natchez, MS. Rate reflects an average over 6 nights. One night discount with Passport America, the rest with Good Sam's 10%. Roadway into the park is paved, but interior roads are gravel. Sites are level with a mix of paved slab and grass; they weren't using the grass sites during our February stay. Small store and book exchange in the office building. Restrooms appeared clean as did the laundry room. All utilities worked well as did our Verizon cell and MiFi. As another reviewer noted, do be in the left lane coming across the bridge from Natchez. Take the first left after the bridge. Stay on the main road to the park entrance. Our Rand GPS wanted us to turn off before the park; this puts you on the levy road, you don't want to do this in your rig! The pool and hot tub were open; they will heat up the hot tub on request.

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This is an older campground with two different camping areas. With our big rig, we chose to have 50amp which took us to the CCC side. The route is a narrow 1-2 mile drive through the park. The very helpful office staff worked with us to allow a transfer from the site we have previously reserved online (#90) to site #47 which allowed for better leveling of our 40', 4-slide Class A. Many lake-side sites will hold a big rig, but the concrete pads are only about 20ft long and the asphalt "driveways" are a drop down into the site. Roadways, while paved, are rough and narrow with some drop-offs at site entrances. Utilities worked well, as did our Verizon cell and MiFi.

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Rate reflects National Park Service Interagency pass, 50% off. This is an awesome park with many amenities not seen outside private RV campgrounds. As the past reviewers have noted, the Catoma Loop has 75 full hookup, very long, level, and paved campsites. Each site has a hard packed gravel patio with picnic table, fire ring, hanging hook, and BBQ. There are back in and pull through sites. All utilities worked well as did our Verizon MiFi and cell phone. Free firewood available from camp hosts or you can pick up downed, dead wood on the ground.

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This is an older campground that is really an open field behind the Marathon gas station just off I-10. For a one-two night stay, it works fine. The first 10 sites are full tonight of big and small rigs, most of us passing through east or west. The field is hard packed grass and fairly level. Full 50amp hookups work well. Our Verizon MiFi and cell phone work fine. There is some freeway noise, but it is not intrusive. The open air laundry room looks fine, though we didn't use it.

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This is about as good as it gets for RV resorts. Most, if not all, sites are owned by individuals. If you can rent from an owner, your cost would be about $40-50 a night. Through the resort, it is pricy (weekly rate $500). Sites are paved, back-in (with a few pull ins facing the lakes), nicely landscaped, and very wide and long. Electricity, water, and sewer were all in good condition. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Many owners and other residents volunteer to be gate greeters, opening the gates for new arrivals. We used our Verizon MiFi for internet. Cable TV available through the cable company. A nice book exchange is located in the laundry room.

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This older park is considered a private, condominium community, that is open to the public. It has many owners and long-term renters. A $5 cash fee for non-owners is charged at the gate. We rented a site through the Elite Resort Management company by phone. They do have an office just outside the park. The sales person was very helpful and made sure we knew there would be no cable television due to the cable company digital conversion process. We use a Verizon MiFi and had okay service for the cell phone and internet. Internet was available in the Lodge. Everyone we met was very friendly. The family pool was closed, but the other pool and hot tub were being used quite a bit. A book and puzzle exchange is located in the Lodge. Our pull-through site (#3) was long and wide enough so the Jeep could be parked next to the coach. We did have to position the car and the picnic table to stop golf carts and people from walking through the site. Have to admit, it didn't stop all the walkers! Electricity, water, and sewer were all in good condition.

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We stayed one night while visiting friends in the area. As other reviewers have noted, this park is set up for equine events and open to others when nothing is on the schedule. There are pull-through and back-in sites, paved and unpaved, and all with full hookups. Roads are narrow into and out of park so use caution. We did not see a bathhouse, so we assume you'd have to be fully self-contained to stay here. There's no office and may not be anyone to meet you (they were short handed the day we arrived so no one was around). Have your site number with you and park yourself as needed. Someone will come by with your information package.