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This is a beautiful campground atop a hill overlooking the lake. The area is rolling hills full of wildflowers and falcon nests. Antenna is good, Wi-Fi is good when it works. AT&T and Verizon signals fluctuate, hotspots are not reliable. There is absolutely no traffic noise. Wildlife abounds with howling coyotes, turkeys, falcons, gophers, bunnies, and tons of birds. The only disruption are the weekenders that descend on the campground and party all night until they leave on Sunday.

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This military RV Park was once a trailer park that was unsuccessful, so they turned it into a RV Park and it seems to be doing well. Each site has a covered carport and a storage shed. The entire park is dirt. The curbs don't have a grade so getting an RV in place and leaving is very abrupt. There is no camp host, so people don't follow the rules - dogs off leash, campfires, even people coming in for the night and leaving the next morning without paying. Check-in is at the lodging office. To get to the RV Park, there is a new dirt road just before housing so you don't have to drive through housing; however, at the time we were here, there was no sign. The only nearby road is the road to the main gate, but there is an unusually high amount of traffic and it is disruptive. It appears as though they are about to construct houses immediately behind the RV Park. Decent place to stay for a few days to see Joshua Tree National Park.

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This would be a great little RV Park, tucked away in a canyon, next to a golf course, in a very central location to San Diego and the surrounding areas. However, there are a lot of issues with this place. Sites are concrete and level, but drops off at edge of concrete, making it difficult to use picnic table or chairs. Also, care must be taken to avoid backing up too far, where you won't be able to drop your rear jacks. The camp hosts are constantly circling in their cars, not for security but to find things to confront guests about, such as approved fire heaters, flying kites with kids, guests displaying their RV-based business signs, mobile RV repairmen, etc. We felt like children with all the rules and reprimands. Half the RV Park are active duty military banking BAH. We were here for 4 weeks and the grass was mowed 6 times, starting at around 6am each time - annoying and total FWA. What a shame that a nice RV park with lots of amenities and in a central location is so over-regulated that it sucks the fun out of staying here. We won't be back.

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WiFi never worked for us, but our AT&T hotspot worked fine. There is no cable, but antenna picks up plenty of channels. There is no noise from roads, trains, or planes. This is really a nice, quiet place to stay with lots to do and very close to all areas of Tucson.

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This is a very nice campground. The main office has a store, a gaming lounge with a pool table, an on-site restaurant, and rooms where exercise classes, language lessons, and movie nights are held. Behind the office is a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a large laundry room that accepts credit/debit cards, a fitness center, and showers. There is another heated outdoor pool and hot tub at the back of the park. The back-in sites are all gravel and located all along the perimeter of the park. Because they are less expensive, they fill up first. The pull-thrus are more expensive, are mostly gravel but some have really soft grass patches, and are located in all the interior roads. All sites have fruit trees - orange, lemon, or grapefruit. The facilities are immaculate and the grounds are beautiful. A very large dog park is located just outside the gate, which is manned at night. Cable TV and WiFi both work good. They transferred from DirecTV to Dish while we were there and we had several outages after the transfer was complete. The signal will just go out for no reason, so I hope they get this fixed. The worst part about this KOA was its location and the environmental factors. It is in an unsavory part of South Tucson. We heard emergency vehicles every night and the Family Dollar just outside the premises got robbed (with shots fired) multiple times during our stay. Having a police helicopter with searchlights circling overhead looking for suspects for hours at night was not comforting. We joked about how the train horns signaled it was time for bed. And every once in a while, we'd catch a putrid whiff of tar from the industry a mile or so away. Oddly, we never heard planes even though the KOA is located between the airport and an Air Force Base. We stayed for one month at the monthly rate of $750.

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Holloman has a small famcamp and there is plenty of room for expansion, which I hope they will do because this is a really nice place and the famcamp's monthly rate is only $300! There is a lot to do in the area. We stayed two weeks and it wasn't enough. There is some road noise from the highway and plane noise from the jets taking off, but nothing unbearable. There is no cable, but antenna works fine. There is no wifi, but our AT&T hotspot worked great.

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A tiny, tight RV park located within two blocks of downtown Carlsbad. There are large pecan trees on the property, nice to pick but sounded like hail hitting the roof. There is a nice walkway along the river just outside the park. The owner has a few houses on the property where various family members live and they watch every move being made in the park. The owner says he's an electrician, but we had electrical issues the entire time, this place can't handle 50amp even if they swear they can. When we arrived, there was a 30amp converter plugged in and the owner took it and said the previous tenants had borrowed it, but we wouldn't need it. At 50amp, we kept tripping the breakers, having power surges, and losing power. We finally hooked up our 30amp converter and didn't have any more issues. The owner swore it was us and that our surge protector wasn't working properly, that they "go bad". We had to replace our RV tires while there and the owner referred us to a local tire shop, who came out and did everything at a fair price at our site. It was hard to sleep at night with the trains and the trucks going over the train tracks sounding like a crash every time. Carlsbad is crawling with oil workers and most of the park tenants are oil workers who depart in their loud diesels at 5am. The main office also is a store, that opens really early and must be a local favorite because it gets really busy and loud at 5am. We stayed here for one week and were so ready to leave.

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Beautiful, quiet, large RV park right off of Hwy 180 in the middle of Silver City, within two blocks. Tucked back in the high desert terrain, the only neighbor is the large Memory Lane Cemetery, where several important people to Silver City's history are buried, including Billy the Kid's mother. The RV park is so quiet, there is absolutely no road noise. The skies are so dark and clear, great for stargazing. Behind the RV park is open land, great for walking dogs, and there's a trail for walking. The park prides itself in an old western them and does a great job with all the log facilities, old rusty farm equipment, and rustic decorations such as rolled up barbed wire. We saw several white-tail doe deer and a roadrunner on the grounds.

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We got here 4 days before Balloon Fiesta at 8:50am and were very lucky to go right into a site at 11:00am. Even luckier, we got a site in the older section where there are grass sites and trees for shade. The new section is nothing but gravel with sites separated by railroad ties. Goat heads are awful but not in the dog park. We used the bathrooms and laundry rooms right next to the office. The bathrooms were clean, except the women’s shower is very touchy in that it must be facing directly upwards for the water to be warm; otherwise, you will have a cold shower. The laundry rooms had 4 washers and 4 dryers and were $1 each. The office staff is very good about keeping to the 14-day rotation during busy periods such as this one. Even so, there were days when new arrivals had to go into dry camping, which has plenty of space for overflow, until they could get a full hookups site. There is no cable, but our antenna picked up all the local channels. The WiFi was really good where we were. After Balloon Fiesta, the FamCamp cleared out about 30% and we were able to extend another week with no problem. We really enjoyed our stay.

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This is a small RV Park that is full of charm. All sites are back-in with sufficient space to maneuver. We have a 40’ 5th wheel and there were only 2 vacant sites. We had no problem backing in to our site. This park has everything – great wifi, great cable TV, full hookups, a charming red barn that contains the front office, a common area with sofa, dining sets, a book swap, snacks and beverages for sale, toys, restrooms, showers, and laundry room. Everything operates on the honor system. Laundry is $1 for washer, $1 for dryer. The owner is very nice and helpful. The property is right off the main highway, only 2 miles outside of Roswell, but it feels like the country. Surrounding the RV Park are farmland and pecan orchards. It’s really beautiful. The only nuisances were all the flies and the smell of ‘fertilizer’ from the surrounding fields.

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Small, all gravel lot behind a motel in the center of Magdalena. We were the only ones there for the entire week. The first entrance says “RV Entrance” but if you enter here, there are poles spaced out with the electric hookups on them and you won’t be able to maneuver around without hitting them. Go in the second entrance, where you’ll be able to move around a lot easier. Spaces are marked on the poles, we backed into a space and had the whole place to ourselves. There is no cable, but our HD antenna picked up all the local channels. There is no wifi. We were told we could access the library’s wifi but none of our devices could pick up a signal from it. Our Verizon hotspot worked fine but there is absolutely NO AT&T service whatsoever. The Very Large Array is only 20 miles west and there is a radio blackout over the entire area to minimize ‘noise’ from cell phones and such. Socorro, 20 miles east, has full 4G service. There is nothing in Magdalena and gas/diesel is outrageously priced and there is not even a grocery store, only a Family Dollar. The RV Park does not have bathrooms, showers, or laundry. The owner is really nice, although the RV Park and motel are currently for sale.

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The entrance is tricky. You may see the Los Suenos sign, but turn right before “The Lofts” sign, which is right after “Manny’s Auto Sales”. We arrived at 12:20 PM and the office was closed for lunch until 1:00 PM. There were 6 RVs trying to check in and the area out front doesn’t even have space for one RV to park. There was a sign on the door showing names and reserved sites. We had reserved site #95 over the phone, but the sign said we were in site #86. I walked down to #95 and someone was already in it. We tried to pull into #86 and ended up hitting the tree, no way to avoid it, it just needs to be cut. We backed out and pulled into site #87, where the 50 amp hookup was oddly located on the passenger side at the front of the site, luckily our cord reached. We spoke with a neighbor who had been there for a week and was moving to the RV park across the street because they don’t have cable. We picked up 47 channels via antenna, so we were happy. The young man we checked in with in the office was very apologetic about our site and said the people in that spot requested a 5 PM checkout, which I told him should’ve been disapproved since we had that spot reserved. The outdoor pool is heated to 77 degrees and was still open, which made my boys’ day! RV park is located on one of the main roads in Santa Fe. Not much within walking distance, but everything you could need within a short drive. We had absolutely NO road noise and it was nice to stay at an RV park that didn’t have a train running through it all night. In other words, we slept very well. The laundry rooms are located in the bathrooms, which is weird and made it impossible for my hubby or sons to help me out since I had to use the laundry in the women’s bathroom. Overall, our stay was fine.

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Beautiful wooded campgrounds with very nice lake, good fishing I hear, as well as kayak and canoe rentals. Each loop has restrooms and some have showers and playgrounds. I've been informed by RV Park Reviews staff that this campground DOES have full hookups, but we paid for a full hookup site and had no sewer, so I am unable to confirm if there actually are full hookups or not. No Wi-Fi, no cable, but picked up PBS and FOX via antenna. The only wildlife experiences we had were stepping on a prairie rattlesnake and coming face-to-face with a skunk while walking the dogs at night. Luckily, both were uneventful. The side-by-side RV concept was a bit too close for comfort, but our neighbors were only there for the weekend. Hubby’s biggest concern was that Arizona seems to employ Department of Corrections orange-suiters to landscape and clean facilities with no signs of supervision. Show Low is about 2 miles away, but about 10 miles to the newer side of town. Lowe’s has screaming fast Wi-Fi for free, no password. Who’d have thought it!

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Large, very shaded, bare bones campground. Three large loops, pick your spot, pay at the gate or self-pay via envelope. No hookups, but there is a dump station and potable water in Loop 1. We were concerned with 80-degree temps and no air conditioning, but our RV stayed cool with all the shade. There are restrooms in each loop, but no showers. No grass, mostly weeds and tons of painful goat heads, so we couldn’t walk the dogs much. Not bad for a night or two.

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Nice wooded campground with spacious sites. No sewer, no Wi-Fi, no cable, no antenna channels, and AT&T is off network here. Flagstaff is 10 miles East. There is talk of expansion, which is needed. While sites are spacious, there is room for twice as many, and I saw several people come in and get turned away due to no availability. Mosquitoes ate us alive! They were hungry and on the hunt 24 hours a day. We went through 4 cans of repellent and still have dozens of bites and scars. Most guests here have been returning for years and stay for extended periods of time. Campground hosts are very nice and hosted two social hours during our 2-week stay. We enjoyed our stay but are unlikely to return just because of the mosquitoes. I’m from the deep south and have never been attacked like that. It made enjoying the great outdoors impossible. Rats were also an issue. Several guests found nests under their hoods and chewed up wires/undercarriages while we were there. We were very worried but fortunately did not experience a rat problem ourselves. The inner circle was less wooded, more breezy, and seemed to have less mosquitoes, but that’s where the rats seemed to be affecting vehicles the most. Hubby’s biggest concern was that Arizona seems to employ Department of Corrections orange-suiters to landscape and clean facilities with no signs of supervision.