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We planned on staying here three nights and ended up staying seven. This is a very nice county park. The R loop with full hookups is just far enough away from the Hwy 1 that there is almost no road noise. I agree with most of the previous reviewers comments, the exception being that some of the sites are not very level. Our site, #10, sloped down in the back but we were able to level up. The park website listed this site as 45' long, I'm guessing it was more like 55' or 60' long. This site also had breaks in the trees so we could get satellite TV reception. That would not be possible at all the sites. This park is about halfway between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay so there are lots of things to. Very pretty this time of year. All the surrounding countryside is green from the recent rains.

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We stayed three nights in the Roadrunner Campground at Lake Pleasant and really enjoyed it. The high desert terrain is very scenic and the lake makes for a great view. It's also very removed from any busy roads so very quiet. We came to this park after spending three nights in Mesa so the quiet almost hurt our ears! This park is very popular with local boaters. Part of our stay was on a weekend so the sites around us almost filled up. Still quiet at night though. The sites are paved, many are uneven but we were able to get level without much difficulty. We stayed on the east side of the campground at site #12 and had a partial lake view. That site had poor drainage with lots of dirt and sand on the pavement from recent rains. If I were to stay there again I would stay on the west side of the campground. There are no lake views on that side but great sunset views over a beautiful valley. Sites #60 and #61 looked fairly level and would provide great views from a MH windshield. Most people stay on the east side so it's less crowded on the west side. The reservation web site does not work with Firefox. We had to use Explorer to book online.

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We stayed two nights at Silver View RV Park. We selected a site on the ridge that faced north toward the Laughlin casinos. I pulled into the site backward so the windshield of the MH was facing the view. I was able to reach the hook up for electric and water but not sewer. Not a problem since we were only there two nights. We had a great view and since we were on a ridge, total privacy so we didn't need to close the curtains at night. Sites are gravel and fairly level. Staff were friendly. Small pool and spa which we didn't use because of the weather. Just below the ridge is a very busy road. Traffic, lots of it, going up the steep hill made for a very noisy stay. The thing that bothered us the most was the wind. It is not uncommon for it to be windy in Laughlin/Bullhead City. However the location of the rv park, on the high ridge, makes the wind even worse. It rocked our MH during our entire stay. It was difficult to hold the door open when getting in and out of the MH. The wind on the ridge was at least twice as strong as in the valley near the river. If you can get a weather forecast that indicates no wind it might be worth staying here for a night or two, assuming you want a view and can tolerate the noise. Next time I'm going to try one of the parks down on the strip in Laughlin.

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We stayed here one night after staying at the Park Service Furnace Creek CG. As stated previously, the sites are very small. I had to park my TOAD partially in the street in front of my MH. I rarely have difficulty backing my MH into or getting out of a tight space but I did here. The sewer connection is way to the back of the space. So far that it is pretty much in the space behind ours. I carry an extra length of sewer hose but this is the first time I was not able to reach the connection. I had to dump my tanks at a Park Service sewer dump outside the campground. There are lots of long term occupants, apparently staff and workers at Furnace Creek. At about 3:00 AM there was a loud group of people yelling and laughing hysterically in the street near our space. It went on for about 10 minutes when it started raining and drove them inside. Rain in Death Valley is a pretty rare event so the sleep Gods must have been smiling on us.

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We planned to stay at Bakersfield RV Resort for two nights but ended up staying three nights when the weather turned bad on our planned day of departure. This park is nicely laid out and nicely maintained. We had dinner at the restaurant that was good. The staff were polite and helpful. Wifi worked. We didn't use the pool or spa because of the weather. Both were in need of cleaning, lots of debris in the water from the recent storms. Almost all of the rv spaces are pull thru, none were very long. Most people parked their TOAD's on the street because there is no room in the rv spaces. We have a 36' MH and our car was partially in the street. The spaces are separated by grass and are comfortably spaced. The parking area in individual spaces are very narrow and covered with sand. The sand tracked everywhere, inside the MH and our car. There is some traffic noise from the street but it wasn't too bad at night. There are train tracks directly to the north of the park. One train per night came thru the first two nights we were there, two trains on the third night. Normally about 4:00 AM although one came thru in the evening. To the south of the park there are homes at which people keep horses. When we walked around the park we smelled the stable odor. On the morning we left the breeze was from the south and we could smell it from our site on the north (opposite) end of the park. It makes it hard to rate a park like this when it is a nice facility with a few marks against it.

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A very nice public campground with lots of space between sites. Near enough to town and all services you might need. Like many public campgrounds the sites are not quite level, some more level than others. Each site has a fire pit and concrete picnic table. We stayed here five nights and I didn't see any evidence the shower that I used was cleaned during that period. I didn't have much contact with the camp hosts but the contact I did have was all positive and helpful. Good Verizon signal. Overall a very nice park, I would stay here again.

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I've rated Brazos Bend a 10 compared to other state parks, not full service RV resorts. Obviously this park does not have the amenities of a commercial RV park but the atmosphere more than makes up for it. This is one of the nicest Texas State Parks we've stayed in so far. Good water pressure and electric power (30amp only). The park is large with lots of walking/biking trails. We stayed three weekdays in not so great weather, so we almost had the park to ourselves. So quiet. No traffic or train noise. The staff was very friendly and efficient. There is an Observatory in the park open on Saturday nights. We plan to come back so we can attend.

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Nice large RV park. Everything is paved with grass between the individual sites. Almost all sites are pull through. No shade so it might be uncomfortable in the summer. The utility pedestals are installed near the middle of the site which made us park the MH near the front of the site. The front of our site had a little up slope toward the road. That was a little inconvenient but it worked out OK. Many other sites were a bit uneven. The bath/showers have seen a lot of use and in need or renovating, but everything was clean. Great place for dog owners. This park has the biggest fenced dog park I've seen. It includes an agility course and a shaded area. In addition, the park is surrounded by acres of grass area. You'll never run out of places to walk the dog. The shuttle to the casino runs 24/7. Just call and they will come to your door. We stayed here during an ice storm and it was COLD, so we didn't use the pool.

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This is a nice, small RV Park, probably the quietest in the area. It's in a residential neighborhood away from busy streets and highways. The neighborhood is a bit rundown but the RV park is very new. All the streets and sites are paved with concrete. There is a nice outdoor pool and spa, neither were heated during our stay. The managers and other guests were all helpful and friendly. Almost all the guests are repeat customers staying for the winter. Good water pressure and electric power. The park WiFi worked remarkably well. Only two shower rooms but both very nice, and since the park is fairly small the showers didn't seem to be used much. Nice laundry facility. Most sites had Live Oak trees, some of which were in need of trimming. I had to do some trimming at my site when I arrived but the manager will trim trees if asked. There were a few barking dogs in the surrounding neighborhood and at least one rooster. They weren't too close but close enough to be heard from inside our MH at times. The nightly rate is based on a monthly rate of $300.

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This is a small park with few amenities that caters to fishermen. The sites are very long/deep so there is room to park an RV and a boat on a trailer. All sites are paved with concrete. Good water pressure and electric service. Fair amount of room between sites. Staff and guests were friendly and helpful. The park is very close to a busy highway so there was a fair amount of road noise. Our site was closest to the front of the park, the noise might be as bad at the sites at the rear of the park. We stayed one night on our way thru town.

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Another great Texas State Park. There are two camping areas, Beach and Bay side. We stayed four nights in the Bay side and glad we did. Very windy and I'm guessing very sandy on the beach, not so much on the bay side but still had a nice water view. The showers are in the tent area, a few minutes walk from the RV area. The shower/rest rooms looked new and very nice. The park gates are closed and locked from 10pm to 7am but campers are given the lock combo in case you need to come or go during that period. The Bay side campground is very quiet. The Beach campground is right next to the main road and I suspect pretty noisy. It's about a 10 minute drive into town. I would definitely stay here again.

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The rate cited reflects a back-in site with a Good Sam discount. This is a very nice park. All the facilities and grounds are impeccably maintained. All the staff were helpful and friendly. Pool and spa were both very nice. Great showers and restrooms. We saw heavy rain during our stay but the road drained well and the grass dried out quickly. The train tracks are not too close but trains can be heard inside our RV.

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This is a great state park. Beautiful lake, thick woods, lots of shade, camp sites are not too close together. We stayed in site #67. It was a back in site, but I pulled in forward so we had a view of the lake out the windshield of the MH. Water and electric was on the right (wrong) side of the MH when parked this way, but hose and electric cable reached utility post easily. I did not hook up to sewer because we were only there two nights. The park was nearly empty mid week this time of year. There are lots of down trees in the park so picking up firewood is not a problem. Had a roaring campfire at night, very nice. The only drawback is the parking pads are pretty uneven. It looks like the ground was not prepared properly before the asphalt was put down and they are all a bit wavy and uneven. We managed to get pretty level. It was well worth the effort.

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This is a nice state park with lots of shade trees and a beautiful lake. The park has canoes for rent. Many of the sites are uneven with significant slope from rear to front. It would be impossible to level a motorhome on these sites. We stayed at site #18, a pull through right on the lake. That site is a little uneven but we easily leveled the motorhome. We made the mistake of staying in the park on a holiday weekend. There were dozens of screaming children everywhere in the campground. I'm not talking about children playing, I mean SCREAMING!. It sounded like a slasher movie run amuck! All the parents appeared to be hearing impaired. They were yelling at each other to be heard over the children. One 8 or 9 year old lad in the camp site next to us was particularly endearing. His favorite activity was pounding a large stick on the picnic table while screaming. His parents were at the campsite, they didn't seem to notice. The morning we left everyone packed up their children and left. It was blissfully quiet. Ft, Parker is a nice place but if it's a holiday weekend I'd rather stay in a Walmart parking lot next to the interstate and train tracks.

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I rated this camp ground a 10 on a scale with other public campgrounds, not in comparison to a private RV resort. This is a great place to stay for a night or longer. We've been staying at RV parks along the I-10 corridor and are fed up with highway and train noise. Balmorhea is so quiet it almost hurts your ears. No lights at night also makes for near perfect star gazing. The spring fed pool is fantastic. Staff very friendly and efficient. Just a very enjoyable stay and well worth driving 4 miles off I-10. We'll be back.