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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Outlet (Melvern) COE, Melvern, Kansas

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Corp of Engineer (COE) Park located about 6 miles westbound on Hwy 75 from I-35 with good access roads from the interstate. Positives: Paved pads and paved roads with easy access to sites. Many sites have full hook-ups. Those who use COE parks know that on site sewer is an anomaly. The CG is on a lake with ample and convenient access for fishing. The bathhouses are very nice and well maintained. There are several double and triple sites for those who might travel in a group and want to be close together. Water pressure is good. There is lots of shade, a playground for the kids, and the CG is aesthetically pleasing. Cell phone signals can be received. Negatives: Voltage was just OK. The trees that line the access road to most of the sites need to be trimmed. Most of the 50A sites have some degree of minor sloping; generally front to back. If you can live with a 30A power supply, then it is suggested that you pick one of those sites. Most of them are large enough to get a 40 ft rig into. They are much nicer than the 50A sites. Many are also lake front. We were here on Golden Access pass discount. We camped at Outlet (Melvern) COE in a Motorhome.

RLM

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Cedar Valley RV Park , Guthrie, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

I concur with the rest of the reviewers. It’s a hidden gem. Two very minor points. Although the bathhouse facilities are excellent, there is only one building. If your site is at the back end of the CG, the walk is about 300 feet. Pine trees have been planted on every site to enhance appearance, but they aren’t tall enough yet to provide shade in hot weather. But then the flip side is that there is nothing to interfere with a satellite signal or beat against your rig. The comment from one reviewer about the pedestals interfering with the slide out is true - especially the water. Easily overcome by parking closer to the right side of the pad. Voltage and water pressure good. Wi-Fi worked very well and still free. I was impressed that the staff member who checked me in had the good forethought to put RVs on every other pad. That provided some solitude and privacy for everyone. Of course, that won’t be possible if the CG is full, but it does show that they know what they are doing. Passport discount park. We camped at Cedar Valley RV Park in a Motorhome.

RLM

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, Fredericksburg, Texas

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a city municipal recreation park with 90 sites. Full hook-ups with 30/50A. In addition, there are bathhouses, a pool, tennis court, 78 cable channels. picnic areas, pavilions, and a nice public golf course. No laundry facilities or fire rings. The majority of the sites are double side by side or front to back pull throughs. The dual hook up facilities are located in the middle of each site. Meaning- in one way or the other - you are going to share a site if the park is full. Avoid the back in only sites 73-80 unless you are happy doing a lot of back to front leveling. The front to back pull throughs are at least 30 feet but the side by side sites are awning to awning. Sites have trees to make it partially shaded, but they typically don't interfere with satellite reception. There is no road noise. The C/G is adjacent to the municipal airport, but airplane traffic is very light. The park is well maintained with a helpful staff. Voltage and water pressure are very good, even when it's are crowded. Any RV over 35 feet will find the front to back pull throughs a bit tight, but it is manageable. If I were rating the C/G by itself, I'd give it a 7 or three stars. But due to the amenities, closeness to town, being well maintained, and a $20/night fee, I give it an 8 or four stars. We camped at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in a Motorhome.

RLM

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Sowell Creek COE, Dublin, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Corp of Engineer Park. With the exception of Loop 1, sites are a combination of paved and gravel. If you want space, stay in Loop 1 or get a site that borders the lake. Everything else is fairly close together. The seven sites in Loop 1 are full hookup with 50A service. All are paved, long, and level. That'll cost $26/night. There is no playground and no laundry, but the bath houses are well maintained. The park has a nice boat ramp and fishing pier. Voltage and water pressure were good. We camped in a motor home. We camped at Sowell Creek COE in a Motorhome.

RLM

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Copperas Creek COE, Comanche, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Corp of Engineer Park. There are only two sites with 50A service, but they aren't full hookup. Six sites have full hook ups, but they are 30A, gravel pads, and require some leveling. There is only one pull thru and it's 30A. Only about 30% of the sites are "shaded." 1-15 are the better sites. All sites have covered picnic tables and fire pits. There is no laundry facilities and no playground. The campground does have two boat ramps and fishing piers. Good voltage and water pressure. The park gates are locked between 10 pm and 6 am. The bath houses leave allot to be desired - pit toilets and not all of them have showers. The trash dumpsters are small and not close to camping areas. This park is better suited for rigs less than 32 feet in length and only requiring 30A service. We camped at Copperas Creek COE in a Motorhome.

RLM

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Laughlin Air Force Base FamCamp (Military FamCamp), Laughlin AFB, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

No disrespect to the previous rater. But, either things have changed since their visit or I’m not sure we are talking about the same campground. This one is a five star, and I’m very tight with my top rating. If I were rating this by the same standard that a typical commercial campground directory does I’d give it a 9.0 or four W’s. The sites are so big that one could probably park two motor homes on one site. If that isn’t big rig friendly, I don’t know what is. Each site has a privacy fence, grill, and picnic table. The sites are what I would call ‘partially shaded.’ In west Texas, a tree is valuable commodity so don’t expect a lot of them. I checked Wi-Fi available, but be advised that it is at the base library, which isn’t far from the campground. You can either take your own laptop and log into Wi-Fi or use one of the library’s computers. Voltage was excellent, but the campground was not at capacity. Pets are allowed. Since the campground has full hook ups, I did not look for a bathhouse. There are only a couple of washer/dryers available, but who cares when they are free. There is a minor downside to the campground. It is located fairly close to the airfield. There is some noise associated with military jets taking off and landing. As a former military pilot, I consider that to be the sound of freedom, but if you want 24 hour peace and quiet, you may be disappointed during certain periods of the day. As with most military campground facilities, entrance requires you to be an approved Department of Defense employee with appropriate ID. We camped at Laughlin Air Force Base FamCamp (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

RLM

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Wilson H Fox COE, Granger, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2006 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This a Corp of Engineer park located on Granger Lake between Granger and Taylor, Texas. Among the three COE campgrounds located near the lake, this one has larger sites that will serve "big" rigs. Unfortunately, there are only six 50 amp sites. The pads are paved with plenty of space between them as is normally the case with a COE park. They have several double sites with 30 amp service, but 'double' is a misnomer. They are only wide enough for two travel trailers without slide outs or awnings deployed. There is a nice playground for the kids and parents have an unrestricted view to watch them if they go bike riding on their own. Each site has a covered picnic table and there are pavilions available for large gatherings. There is a fishing dock, but it is not a short walk from the campsites. The dump station is easily accessed. There isn't any tourist attraction in Granger or Taylor. Shopping would best be done in Georgetown 20 miles to the west of the campground. Not withstanding the lack of more 50 amp sites, this is a nice, peaceful campground. I would have rated the campground higher, but the minimal number of 50 amp sites, no laundry room, and the dirty bathhouse facilities took their toll. We camped at Wilson H Fox COE in a Motorhome.

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RLM

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Forest Glen Estates, Jackson, Georgia

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a well maintained mobile home park with a separate area for RVs. Most of the sites are pull through and long enough for most rigs, but most are sloped or humped in the middle and cannot be used without disconnecting the toad. There are 3 to 4 long, level, big rig sites that do not require the toad to be disconnected. They are typically used for overnighters. The mobile home side of the park has some sites that were converted for RV use for longer term stays. Those lots are large, level and wooded. The park is close to the interstate, so there is road noise. Laundry facilities are available. The staff is friendly, but they are mobile home managers, not RV park managers. If you have a large rig, get a big rig site or ask for one of the RV sites in the mobile home section. We camped at Forest Glen Estates in a Motorhome.

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RLM

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Cedar Ridge COE, Temple, Texas

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest Corp parks, not just in Texas, but among other states as well. It has all of the amenities include laundry facilities and plenty of 30/50 amp sites. There are three separate sections to this campground and all are well laid out with easy access to well-maintained bathhouses and within a minimal walk to the lake’s edges. The sites are paved and very large. There are two pull-thru sites, but are designed for two rigs front to back. They each have a covered picnic table and most of them are shaded. Trees are trimmed which precludes the typically scraping of the rig. Deer, squirrels, and turkey roam the area on a daily basis. If there were a downside to sections, it would be that you have to drive a very short distance to each. There is actually a fourth section to the park that can be reserved for very large groups of campers. There are approximately ten campsites in this area which are arranged in a circle. It would be idea for multiple RV family groups to get together or a small rally. The entire area must be rented. It’s an all-or-none package. Also, there are two very large picnic pavilions in this area. The park is easily accessed from off Highway 36 approximately 15-20 minutes from either Belton or Temple, Texas. We camped at Cedar Ridge COE in a Motorhome.

RLM

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge, Georgia

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice state park. It's peaceful even if crowded. There is a laundry facility, picnic tables, and fire rings. The nearby golf course is gorgeous and well maintained. But, the campground is definitely not friendly to taller RVs. There are a substantial amount of low overhanging trees that will snag the top and sides of your rig as you drive thru it. Additionally, the voltage was low. The rating would be higher if those two issues were corrected. We camped at Hard Labor Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

RLM

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Falcon's Nest FamCamp (Military FamCamp), Shaw AFB, South Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $18.00
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This is a campground restricted to those who are active duty or retired military. Since not everyone can use the campground, I would not normally put a review on this site. But for those that can, I feel it deserves a small spot light for it’s cleanliness, amenities, and superbly congenial and competent staff. Additionally, there isn’t much selection of nice campgrounds in the central part of South Carolina. All sites are back in, and some are of different size, but the staff is adept at matching your rig with one that fits it. The sites are concrete, level, and have a grill and picnic table. The clubhouse/office has a TV room and convenient connect for a high speed LAN line should you need Internet connections. Co-located in the same building is the recreation equipment rental facility. The laundry and bathrooms were spotless. The sites are a bit close together, but there is plenty of room for slides and awnings. We camped at Falcon's Nest FamCamp (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

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