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This and very nice state park campground. It is divided into six sections which encompasses RV and tent sites, and cabins. There are three small ponds where fishing and canoes are allowed. Space depends on which site is chosen. Some sites are a bit closer to each other, but there is no sardine feel to them. Roads are paved, sites are concrete and fairly level. Each site has a picnic table. There is a camp store, but I didn' t use it. There are lots of tall trees in the CG, so if satellite signal is desired, you need to ask about that. The cable is good with just about ever channel you would want. I had no problem with the utilities to include voltage, but did not need to use the air conditioning. Beach access isn't all that far from the center of the CG. VZW 4G was jut average and occasionally only had 3G. WiFi OK but I was closer to the front of the park. This would definitely be on my return list.

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I needed to be in the area for RV repairs and picked this CG as an RON (remain over night). There are only a handful of pull thru sites, but I wasn't towing so took a back in. No issues with parking my 38 footer. Sites are concrete and well spaced. The park sits between the interstate and a major highway so there is road noise, but then on the positive side there is easy access. The Guadalupe River fronts a portion of the CG, but there are only half dozen or so sites that have direct access to it. Check in was good and I was asked the age of my RV. It doesn't meet their website posted, 10 year old requirement but I supposed it looked good enough for me to stay. All utilities worked well, no problems with the WiFi, and Verizon 4G signal was good. The connect plug was there, but I didn't check cable. There's no trees to block satellite signals. I did not use the bathhouse facilities, but they were clean. There isn't much kids stuff, so Family Friendly is borderline. But, since there wasn't a total lack of it , so I gave it a yes. Despite the amenities, this is not a "Resort." It's more like a really good, convenient stop over with lots of nearby businesses that one might need. They offer several discounts; although, it's still a bit pricey. Mine was military.

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This is another west Texas CG catering to oil field workers and permanents but most have fairly new rigs so there wasn't a run down look to the park. Being close to I-20, it makes a good RON (remain over night) but that also makes for plenty of road noise and a lack of amenities such as picnic table, fire ring, etc. The short road leading to the CG is wash-boarded and a terrible drive, but the park doesn't own it. Go slow. All sites are gravel, level, and enough space to park your vehicle beside the RV. Utilities were good and WiFi was strong and fairly fast. Satellite reception would not be a problem, but the park has an excellent, long list of cable channels for viewing. VZW 4G cell service was available. A staff member stayed a bit after closing to get me checked in. Good customer service. My only real complaint is that they have way too many speed bumps. Some are high enough to make it difficult to roll over without badly rocking the RV. Rate is with Good Sams discount. It is probably best to make a reservation since the park was completely full.

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We were looking for an RON (remain over night) place and thought this would do. We drove into the CG and found that it was the ultimate description of a sardine can type park. There had been a hard rain in the area for a couple of days and this place was a mud ball because of it. The website pictures are deceiving. I squeezed into one of the only unoccupied sites and found that I would probably be within inches of the next RV if I deployed my slides. But I needed a place to park for the night so I checked for an office building. There was none. I went to the convenience store mentioned in a previous review and it was closed. This appears to be a CG that caters only to permanent oil field workers and without any on site management. We left.

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We previously stayed here about 5 years ago and enjoyed the visit. Except for a nationally known CG a few miles down the road, it could be considered the best option for a park in Carlsbad. The sites and access roads are generally convenient for any sized rig. There are minimal amenities so it is not a destination park, but the utilities work well. If you don't make reservations, it's a gamble to get one of the FHU sites. Even if you don't, it's a convenient CG to Carlsbad Caverns and the price is right for a couple of days.

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This is a nice FamCamp. It is easy to get to on base and all sites are easily accessible. The park has a 50% mixture of concrete and/or gravel pads. Perimeter sites are back-in. Both types are level and have a comfortable amount of space between them, but all are without vegetation. Those sites that are concrete have a covered patio/picnic table area. The gravel sites do not. There are a few homesteaders who take up several of the nice concrete sites. The bathhouse, buck-a-load laundry facility, and dumpsters are located in the middle of the CG. There is no shade. No issues with the utilities, but the CG was only about one third full. Verizon 3G coverage was good. The on-base commissary and BX is full service.

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There are way more negatives than positives. It's peaceful and quiet, but getting here requires a torturous drive. The 8 mile road to the state park is poor. The 5 mile road into the campground, while paved, is a miserable, washboard surface that isn't much better than a covered wagon trail. If you go the 20 mph speed limit you will risk shaking off RV parts. The interior CG roads lack any normal signage that make it easy to get to and in your site. It's basically a free-for-all. I know that it rained prior to my arrival because the gate entry way was covered with couple inches of standing water. The CG roads have mud holes due to a lack of gravel. The ADA site is concrete. All others are gravel and level. There is a covered picnic table on all sites. There are some 50A sites, but I chose one with 30A. With only a few sites occupied, the voltage would only handle one AC and a major appliance. Water pressure was good. VZW 3G was just OK. The free WiFi was strong, but worthless. I could not connect to the simplest internet site. There is no sewer, but the dump station will handle all sized rigs. The bathrooms, while modern, were not all that clean. Don't expect to have a late dinner in town because the entry gate is locked at 9 pm. The small, gnat type, flying critters are abundant. The price is cheap, but I still would not return.

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While it is apparent that there is very little management associated with this CG, I'm not one to look for dirt, or grass, when given a pile of gold. There are a lot more positives than negatives. All sites are absolutely level, concrete pads which any sized rig can fit onto with plenty of extra space for another vehicle. The interior road is asphalt. There are a handful of pull thru's, but don't expect to get one since this is a no-res CG. The bath house is modern with a couple showers/toilets each. The laundry room has two new wash/dry machines and they are free to use. Voltage is on the marginal side if you're a two AC RV and want to pop on the microwave or electric water heater. The CG was full and it was 90+ degrees at the time of this review. There are no trees to provide shade but then that makes it a cinch to lock in the sat signals. They do something with respect to WiFi that I have never seen done before. You can check out a Verizon 4G MiFi for a $50 refundable deposit and take it to your RV. It was fast, free access, and you're on your own network. If you happen to be a bandwidth hog, then you will be delighted. This is not a "kid friendly" park since there is no play ground, but there are plenty of kids here now and they seem to make do. Check-in at the rec center, albeit can't be done on the weekend, is easy with friendly and helpful staff. This is not your typical AF base in that there isn't a lot of base amenities. There is a commissary that is well stocked. You don't have to use the commercial gate. The base powers to be figures that everyone is totally without any RV driving skills, so they want you to use the gate that can accommodate a cruise ship. I always use the 6th street gate because it is the closest to the FamCamp. I am a 38 ft without a tow. 5ers or TTs may have a bit more of a challenge just due to the lack of backward visibility in turns, but if you are an experienced driver then it's doable.

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I reviewed this CG two years ago and nothing has appreciably changed with respect to the facilities, amenities, and services. It is basically electric only. The site count listed is for all type accommodations but there are only a handful of RV sites. Those can accommodate a 35-40 ft size RV, but it isn't what I would call big rig friendly. With those issues in mind, it is at best a 7 rating which is what I gave it. That said, if you want something other than sub division camping, cool temps, peaceful solitude, and a fantastic view then this is the place and that rates a 10+. The drive to the CG is up the side of the mountain, but the wide gravel road is very well maintained and a fairly easy drive. It presents no issues for any type RV. All be it slow, I found it to be a nice scenic drive. There is a nice sized lake available for fishing. The office sells or rents the equipment if you did not bring your own. Voltage was good, but then I was the only one there. Satellite signals are unobstructed. There is no WiFi and no VZW cell service. Tent campers can enjoy either open or a few shaded sites that provide some space from the neighbor. There is plenty of property to do biking or hiking. It is a great place to just chill out.

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IMHO, as state parks go, this is one of the best. Excepting for some resort things like a pool, it rivals any commercial CG that I have used. You are not in the woods communing with the squirrels, but rather in a park that has nice asphalt access roads, with large, concrete, level sites that have plenty of elbow room from your RV neighbor. The utilities are excellent, the staff is friendly and professional, and the bath houses are nice. The FHU utilities are very good. There is no WiFi but Verizon 4G cell service was good. OTA TV channels numbered about a dozen. The park is in a location that overlooks Colorado Springs. The back-in sites that are along the rim of the CG afford the best view. This is not really a destination park, but rather a very comfortable place to stage out of when doing the tourist thing in the city. I am stingy with my higher ratings, but this is easily a 10 rating and that is validated by how hard it is to get into this park. It took me three weeks of daily checking for a site cancellation until I got a site.

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The negatives of the CG start off with Tengo Internet being the WiFi source and it is an additional charge. Verizon cell service is, at best, minimal and there is only one place in the CG where a Hotspot is possible. The picnic table and fire ring are wasted on the all dirt, cramped sites. The entire campground is mostly dirt with a lack of adequate gravel. There was a small fore/aft leveling issue with my site. There are lots of trees so sat. reception is minimal. The river view is only available if you are parked near it. It isn't deep, nor impressive. The seasonal sites are in the middle of the CG (mostly well kept). The tent area is all dirt/clay. It is not convenient for an overnighter due to it distance from the interstate and there are lots of stop lights on the road leading to it. The positives include 20 good cable TV channels, good utilities, two bath houses that were private and clean, and a large playground with pavilion. There is an off lease dog park that I didn't use (no pet). They have a nice propane filling station. The park is quiet. This park is difficult to rate since it isn't what I would normally choose. But, I've been here before and can say that this is probably the best (term used loosely) park in Loveland and much cheaper than those in Estes Park if you are going to visit Rocky Mtn NP. The rate is for two adults, two kids, and is a Good Sam discount.

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This is a great overnight stop that is equal distance between Raton and Trinidad. It's easy on and off I-25, but there isn't a lot of road noise. Staying a couple extra days would serve the purpose of getting acclimatized to high altitudes before venturing into Colorado. Check-in was friendly and I was lead to my site. The entire campground is gravel, flat, and there are no issues with big rigs. If you're a 5er with a rear window, I would suggest a back-in overlooking the valley. The views are spectacular. There is a picnic table, but fires are not allowed. Voltage was excellent. The water pressure was a bit high so use a regulator to be safe. Verizon cell service is very spotty and without 3/4G. WiFi is satellite based so a tad slow, but the connection was solid. No pet area, but the CG is surrounded by wooded areas. They have a small cafe. My home-cooked style breakfast was tasty and not expensive. The owners live on site and seem to take great pride in their facility. Rate reflects military discount for four people.

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This is one of the better FamCamps in the system. Customer service is excellent. Pea-gravel sites are long and have decent space between them, especially on the patio side, with a metal picnic table and BBQ grill. Some are not satellite friendly unless you have a portable dish antenna. A handful of sites have minor sloping issues. There are two nice bath/laundry buildings at each end of the CG. It's kid friendly with a playground, volley ball court, and plenty of space to ride bikes. Also for the kids, there is an ample supply of junk food sweets at the check-in office. Voltage is good even with a full park. Water pressure is high! A regulator is a must. My Wi-Fi repeater signal at the back of the camp was 5 bars so the signals are solid, but it’s slow when the park is full and everyone is hogging bandwidth. Verizon 4G is good. If you have a digital ready TV, then there are about a dozen stations that can be received. The AF base has all of the amenities one needs with an exception that the Commissary is small. Go off base and use a local grocery. There is also a separate 30A section of the CG which is similar in all respects.

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Contrary to a previous review, there is no “rally” site area here. There is an area used for overnighters and serves that purpose well. The park is convenient to the I-40. Easy check-in and you are escorted to your site. There is some road noise, but it wasn't that noticeable inside the RV. The pea-gravel parking spots are level and handle big rigs easily. The rest of the CG is similar, but with grass, some trees, and space between sites. Nearby you will find plenty of restaurants, a couple of truck stops, Walmart, and shopping areas. The check-in building is large. There is a TV viewing and reading area with some tables, as well as a nice sized indoor pool. The WiFi wasn't blazing speed, but it was a solid connection. Voltage was good with two A/Cs running. The water pressure was a bit high at 80psi. Verizon 4G cell service and plenty of cable channels. The rate is with three people and with one of three offered discounts which are AAA, military, and Good Sam discounts.

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I was here to attend an airshow event and had to park in an overflow area for two reasons. One is that the CG is completely full of permanents and the other is that sites are open only to active duty National Guard members. Retirees are not permitted. Even if that were the case, the park would not be on my list of acceptable campgrounds. There is only one authorized entrance to the military base and it is some distance from the campground. Most of the sites are for smaller RVs (30 ft or less) and many are un-level. It is more or less a sardine can with little room to maneuver into the sites. They do have full hook-ups and some shade. I did not see a bathhouse. Check in is at the lodging office and that is not well marked, which makes it difficult to find. Normal rates is shown, but overflow is free.