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Southern Star RV Park will stand out in our memory due to the caring and consideration of the new managers. We had reserved an overnight stay while traveling to a new destination, so were quite pleased to be assigned a huge, level pull-thru site with plenty of room to leave our tow car hooked up. We were also happy to find cable TV and excellent WiFi provided as well. The park had apparently sat vacant for a time, so the new managers have obviously been working hard to spruce things up and bring in new amenities. As we prepared to leave the following morning, we discovered our motorcoach engine was unable to start properly. Southern Star's husband/wife management team kicked into high gear to help us. First they assisted us in locating all available diesel mechanics in the small town of Van Horn. Then they checked on us regularly while we tried a variety of potential solutions. When nothing worked, and the final option was getting towed out on a flatbed trailer, they helped get our rig positioned properly with their own vehicle and assisted the tow truck driver with getting the RV onboard. The consideration these folks gave us made a difficult situation almost pleasant. We wish Southern Star RV Park much future success and recommend it highly!

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Triple T is a large park with plenty of long pull-thru sites for big rigs. Our site provided more than enough room for our tow vehicle to fit comfortably behind our 40' motorhome. Extra security was provided with an entrance gate which required a code after dark. The pool (in which short laps could be swum) and laundry required a separate code. This park does not recycle. Cable TV and Internet service worked OK, however the park was fairly empty during our stay. We would happily return to Triple T Park.

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This park is managed by some very helpful and accomodating folks. Sites offering anything from 30 amp water/electric to 50 amp full hook-ups are scattered throughout the facility. As full-timers, we appreciated the opportunity to receive some mail deliveries while in residence. We would happily return.

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We found this to be a very pleasant park for our style of motor home travel. Open grassy areas fringed with trees skirted several large ponds and a huge lake. While Bears Den appears to be an older park, we were informed it is under new ownership, and "sprucing up" work was going on all around us. We stayed for two nights before the summer season got rolling, so the park had very few campers in residence. The pool area was quite torn up for repairs, but a lot of painting and electrical work elsewhere in the park was progressing nicely. A long row of pine trees had recently been planted to provide a visual barrier to the close highway. Cable TV service was good. Marker flags indicated that new cable lines had just been laid prior to our arrival. Internet was only available at the clubhouse, but our own Verizon service worked fine. We recommend they add another entrance lane for the park so folks checking in do not block campers returning to their sites. We would love to return someday to check out future upgrades.

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This park worked very well as an overnight stop. The staff member who greeted us was quite efficient and friendly, and went out of his way to provide us with instructions on how to get to a multitude of local attractions and facilities. The park Internet worked extremely well at our site, as did the cable TV service. Roads in the park are rather windy and mostly gravel, but we didn't have any trouble maneuvering and were given an escort to our site. Two sewer connections were provided at our site. This park does not appear to recycle.

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Lake Haven worked out well as an overnight stop for us. Our only complaint is that the entrance is very small for big rigs. We would recommend more signage regarding the best place to park for registration. Cable TV worked well. Park Internet was slow, but our Verizon service was fine.

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Cedarlane is a slightly wooded, well-maintained park with spacious gravel and grass sites. Staff is friendly and provided us with a lot of information about local attractions. There is no cable TV or Internet. A security card, with a $10 deposit, is needed to get into the park. Summer ammenities, aside from a campstore, were not yet open during our stay. This park does not recycle, but we were directed to convenient community facilities just a few blocks away. We enjoyed our stay, but thought the park was priced rather high for the services we received.

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We visited this park shortly after it had opened for the season. It did not live up to our expectations at all. We sincerely hope things improve soon for future campers. Among the problems we experienced were: an unlevel site, overflowing dumpsters out of walking distance, no cable TV and poor local TV reception, and there was no Internet at sites unless paid for extra. Our own Verizon service worked, but kept dropping out. We found dirt in the water line when hooking up, and subsequently experienced intermitent changes in water pressure (including one instance while we were doing laundry when the water service was turned completely off with no warning). The entrance road is in poor condition with large potholes. The signature water park section of Clays Park had not opened by the date of our departure (although we were required to wear hot pink armbands at all times), and the children's playground remained closed and roped off for our entire stay. We found a dead racoon near the road during a walk around the park our first night in residence. On the other hand, staff at the park were quite friendly, and a nice "welcome back" dinner was provided free of charge our first night. This park appears to attract a fair amount of seasonal clients.

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We enjoyed the woodsy feel of this KOA park. Our visit took place early in the spring season, so amenities such as the pool were not yet open. Our gravel site was fairly level and featured four sewage connections (which could be quite handy for travelers with short hoses or multiple bathrooms). Staff was friendly and helpful. Internet did not work well, so we used our own Verizon service. Cable TV was excellent. This park does not recycle. We would happily return.

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We liked this spacious, grassy RV and cabin park with easy creek access and several small ponds. Swings placed at intervals along the creek were quite pleasant for reading and/or bird-watching. We camped early in the season while the weather was still cool, so the pool, mini golf and camp store did not yet appear to be open. Our pull-thru space had plenty of room and a nice picnic table. At times a manure odor from a nearby cattle lot was noticeable. We recommend arriving with adequate food supplies, as the nearest grocery stores and restaurants are at least five miles away. We would happily return to this park.

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We stayed here specifically because the kayaking was advertised as excellent. We were not disappointed. Even though the water was quite shallow in places, we were able to explore both upstream and down (and also saw our first manatees closeup from our kayak). The boat launch was at least 1/4 mile from the campground, and parking near the launch area cost $5 per day (with no discount offered for campers). We chose to drop off our boat and park the car back at our campsite to save the additional cost. However, it would have been much more convenient to be parked closer. Campsites are nice and big with lots of tall trees. Most other campers were in smaller trailers and tents. Wood fires were quite popular. The unpaved road through the campground had some seriously deep potholes.

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We made our reservations for this park fairly late in the "season", so had to make do with a less-than-optimal 30 amp space instead of the 50 amp we prefer. After a few anxious moments maneuvering nose-in with our big rig (as required by the utility placement), we grew to enjoy the place. There are quite a few Escapee members (as are we) in residence, so the typical friendly attitude and activities that group sponsors were in evidence. Sumter Oaks features quite a few large trees and an adjacent marsh. Sandhill cranes, ibis and other water-loving birds were frequently feeding in the area. Apparently the pool has been out of commission for several years, but the clubhouse boasts a pretty large library, arts and crafts room, lots of jigsaw puzzles, and even a somewhat playable upright piano. During our week there we were invited to participate in a New Year's Eve party and a delicious potluck dinner. We understand there is also regular bingo, cards and musical jam sessions.

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This park met our needs for a quick overnight pull-thru space (packed dirt) with full hookups and 50 amp service. However, we didn't find it as "big rig friendly" as advertised. The spaces are certainly long enough for bigger RVs, but narrow access roads with tight turns and huge trees didn't feel very "friendly" to us -- although we did get in and out with our tow vehicle attached with no problems.

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We found this to be a convenient overnight stop on our way to Florida. We were given a long paved pull-thru space with full hookups and 50 amp service (which accommodated our 40 foot motorhome and tow vehicle with room to spare.) Departure in the morning was pretty easy, in spite of a truck and work trailer parked in the road across from us. The road itself was quite wide.

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We were given a very level gravel pull-thru site with full hookups and 50 amp service. Park Internet and cable TV worked fine. Our only problem with this park was a huge markup in price because we stayed through Christmas week. We didn't use any park amenities because the clubhouse had a sign saying it was closed, and the pool/hot tub also had a sign stating it was closed for the season.