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We were going to stay overnight at the closest Walmart but when I saw there was a COE Campground nearby for $8.00 a night, I couldn't pass it up. What a find. We got in about 8 p.m., when the host was closing up the office. She waved us over and told us a couple of sites to look at since we didn't want to unhook for the night. She said we could pay the ranger later. We looked at two pull-throughs but found a back-in long enough that we didn't have to unhook, with a million dollar view. Great park. Well groomed. Pleasant personnel. This is a great stopover park because it's right off the interstate or would make a great camping destination for a week or so. Our Wi-Fi hotspots worked well. Our rooftop TV antenna pulled in what we need. No water faucets at each site but they were spread throughout the park. Will definitely stay again if in area.

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We chose this park to visit friends from Denison. What a great find. I love the Texas State Park system that allows you to choose a spot from what's available when you pull in even with a reservation. The park was virtually empty so got a great spot with lots of trees for shade. Had 50 amp service, water, picnic table on slab, fire pit and restroom facilities. All the water features were closed because of flooding but that didn't detract from our visit at all. Would highly recommend this park. Verizon MiFi worked best for us at this park. Had 3 bars of 4G for phone.

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We're here as part of a rally. Pull through site with a small patio and very close to neighbor. Thought it strange that our sewer connection was actually on the corner of our neighbor's small cement patio. We also have a sewer connection on our patio for our neighbor on the other side. Bathroom and laundry facilities very adequate. They provided a meeting/rec room for our activities that worked very well. Nice big swimming pool. Morning trash pickup at site. Cable. WiFi. Nice park to visit the tourist town of Fredericksburg and surrounding area. Not a camping destination for us but for visiting the town or attending an event in the area it was adequate.

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Great RV park in San Antonio to stay in while visiting the city. The office personnel who checked us in was excellent with all the information about the park and city. Long, level gravel site that we stayed hooked up in while we stayed two days. Great little pool to cool off in after a hot humid day downtown. Bathroom and laundry facilities were some of the best.

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We were traveling across I-10 from El Paso to San Antonio and needed a place to stay for the nite and came across this campground. No reservations taken, small little campground with pull-throughs and tent sites and it was a great stop for one nite. The big benefit here is that you were camping next to some of the nicest "show caves" we've seen in our travels. It's good for a one nite stay, don't need to unhook, enjoy the caverns and be on your way the next day. No reception of any kind for us, phone, internet, TV. No dump. Beautiful scenery surrounding the place. Would definitely stay again. Had some issues with electric. Check your pedestal before hooking up. You might have to move.

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This is a great park just south of the city of Alamogordo, NM. It's a state park with about 10 or so first come first served sites with the rest being reserved through reserveamerica. We went in without a reservation on a Monday a.m. and found a great site with water and electricity. Leveling can be a problem in some of the sites. The views of 100's of miles of desert in one direction and the mountains in the other are amazing. The campground is on the side of a mountain so we're literally looking over the top of the camper below us and he's quite a distance away. The personnel at the desk were great. This park is definitely good for a 2-3 day stay if not more. One of our favorites so far in a 9 month trip. Verizon MiFi good. 3 bars of 4G on cell phone. TV good on antenna.

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This is a great little park to stay while you visit the Basque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. It's basically a gravel lot with big spaces and 30 amp service. We had two 30 amp plugs on our pedestal and one kept dying on us so we switched to other and everything was fine. Bathrooms adequate. Shower's $2.00. Owner very friendly and aims to please. Located on the edge of the refuge. Would definitely stay here again if visiting the refuge. The picnic table was a cable spool.

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This is a great park to explore Santa Fe and surrounding towns. We used it as a base camp to visit Taos and Albuquerque also. In retrospect, we might have cut this stay by two days and stayed up in Taos because there was so much to see there. The sites are close together on gravel. The restrooms were close and very clean. The desk personnel were excellent. One of the beauties of this park is that there is a bus stop right outside the gate that takes you into town. I would definitely stay here again.

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Very nice campground. We're here to visit Carlsbad Caverns and are staying 5 nites. Might be a few too many for the limited things to see in the area. The campground itself we're very pleased with. We have a beautiful view out our back windows of typical NM landscape, lots of small shrubs with thousands of yellow flowers and the lake in the background. The site was level. We have a nice covered picnic table with a stone wind break. The bathrooms are nice and clean. Some of the sites have 50 amp and sewer but the majority are 30 amp with no sewer. Would definitely stay here again but maybe just a couple of nites when in the area.

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Yes, it is a gravel lot off the highway. But it's a clean gravel lot with nice laundry facilities and a couple of really nice complete bathrooms in a type of trailer setup. KOA bought this property not long ago and plan to add more amenities in the future. The check in personnel were excellent. This is not a vacation destination but a great place to stay if traveling Highway 10. We're visiting people in El Paso, and although 15 miles from El Paso, it was the best of all the offerings in the area.

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We're traveling West and were told to stop here to see the spring fed pool. Yes, the pool is something to see. Lots of people use it to scuba dive and the campground was full the weekend with divers. The office people were great and the campground was so/so for us. Since we didn't use the pool, not a lot in the area for us to do. The nearest big store was Ft Stockton almost 50 miles away. Be prepared with your groceries. The bathrooms were so/so. If you're traveling US 10 and need a place to stay for the nite, this would be a great park. If you scuba or love to swim this would be a great park in warm weather. The pool is a constant 72 degrees. Most of the campsites had a covered picnic table, grill and fire pit. If you're a large 5th wheel or motor home, request a 50 amp site, the others will be on the small size for you.

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We really liked this park. Spacious sites with lots of woods for privacy. The way the campground is laid out, you have lots of bends and curves which gives the property a more private feeling. We had one neighbor across from us, and other than that, others were in sight but a nice distance away. Especially like the check in procedure. They assign you a site, and have a binder with photos of all the sites, and if you see something else in binder that looks more suitable, or you get to your site and see something else around that looks better to you, you call them and they change the site for you. We needed a perfectly level site to have some repair work done, and this system worked really well for us. This is a great location to visit all the attractions in Austin. The campground has a couple of water features that shouldn't be missed, the Upper and Lower Falls. Camped here in travel trailer and will be back. Yes, the daily park use fees are a nuisance but we are in Texas for a month or so, so it made sense to buy the yearly pass.

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Our first stay at a Thousand Trail campground and we couldn't be more pleased. I love the fact that they let you pick your site on what's available at the time and we found a great site looking over the Colorado River. It was 50 amp service so that's why we had to pay the extra $3.00 nite. We were told we wouldn't get TV reception off our antenna at this site but that wasn't the case. The TV worked great. AT&T wasn't good here but our Verizon MiFi was. We had strong 4G cell reception. The grounds are large and look to be well maintained. The roads inside the park could use some work. Would definitely come back again. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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This is a nice little park to stay in for seeing all the surrounding points of interest, i.e., LBJ boyhood home and ranch, Fredericksburg, Texas wildflowers, Texas wineries, Pedernales Falls, etc. The park itself is right on the side of a pretty busy road with some road noise. Next door within walking distance is a grocery store, hardware store, and gas station. The sites themselves are close together with a few trees scattered throughout the park. The management was most helpful in pointing out the points of interest in the surrounding area. The bathrooms with showers were clean and adequate. We would stay again if visiting this area.

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We've been traveling for 7 months and this might be our favorite park so far. Wide roads all paved, paved parking pad, picnic table with shelter, fire pit, BEAUTIFUL lake view. I would have given this park a 10 if all the sites were as nice and level as ours. We still had some slope from front to back but side to side was perfect. We were in site #29 lake side. Lots of trees in park. COE parks can't be beat with a senior pass. Would highly recommend.