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As mentioned above - the location and view are incredible. Especially for the price. Staff is focused on dealing with large day-use visitor population. Campground is not their specialty. We were assigned a spot on the upper section. The spot was great for our longish TT, but the closed portions of the loop road made it a challenge to get the rig turned at a hard 90 degree angle to get into the spot. We had to have someone move the closure barriers before we could get into the spot. (Loop road for campground is closed due to erosion causing cliff bulkhead to collapse). It is a nice campground in an incredible location, but like many military CGs, suffers from lack of maintenance and priority compared to other MWR activities.

     

East Fork COE

Wylie, Texas

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We lived four miles from this park before going full-time. Always stop here for our doctor visits, and to see kids/ grandkids. Very spacious, on flat area which doesn't drain well after heavy rains. Be careful - many sites are depressed and flood. Won't damage your rig, but you will get your feet wet. After spring 2015 floods, day use area is closed. As one of the four highest priced COE parks in Texas, falls short on my value scale. Previous project to rebuild restrooms and add sewer hookups - which was stopped several years ago - might be restarted in 2016 according to park hosts, local COE office. I'll wait and see. As mentioned above - park roads are horrible and getting worse. COE had millions of dollars of flood damage in Texas in 2015. I don't see how they will get to projects like fixing huge pot-holes soon. Road from TX-78 to park is also getting worse. Collin County and City of Wylie each have short stretches of the road and neither is planning to fix their part. Heavy truck traffic for nearby water plant and KSC RR facility doing more damage daily.

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Raised in the local area. In town for an extended stay due to a family illness. Quite impressed by the quality of the RV park. Several folks spending the winter, but also local college students. Owners dedicated to making the park a value. They don't live in the area, so day to day management is by a park host. Small rec area with very clean showers, washers and dryers. Local cable is free with site fee. Not really on a major route, but will be our stop for future visits to family.

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One of the best of 18 military base campgrounds we've visited this year. Very easy in/ out of the base via the south gate. Great sites, level and plenty of room to get into the site. Easy walk to the commissary. New washers and dryers. No CG rec room/ area. Typical military base services. Friendly staff at all locations. We will be back to spend a week or more for an extended visit to Memphis.

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Nice park for a destination, but an excellent value for early in the week overnight stop. Clean, good facilities. Don't know what it would be like during a crowded season. Facilities might be stressed. Will always stop here when traveling on I-40. Very easy drive a few miles from I-40 to the park.

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We visit this park two or three times each year. An older park which is mainly focused on workers staying on the back part of the property. An excellent overnight stop, but not what I would call a destination park. New management team. During Nov 2015 stay - Park has been impacted by flooding in the area. Several local residents whose homes were flooded were living in the park in their RVs. The area COE campgrounds were all closed due to flooding, and several park spots were occupied by 'winter Texans' who had planned to winter over in the COE parks. Hopefully things those folks will be able to go home or their planned destinations soon.

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This was another two night stop as we traveled from our summer volunteer position in Connecticut back home to Texas. Long drive down a windy state highway. No problems, but take it slow. Excellent site in main CG loop - #106. Very helpful staff. CG was flooded in spring 2015, yet in excellent shape in October for our visit. As mentioned - remote with no cell coverage. Sutton Lake at the CG looks more like a river. CG is very near the upper limit of the lake. Despite 17 mile drive in, and out from interstate, a great overnight stop, and likely a great destination for fishermen.

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There are really six different campgrounds in this large recreation area, each with their own restrooms/ showers and 'flavor'. (Point, Valley and Bay CG were closed during our visit.) We stayed near the water in Senoia Camp with 30A power because we wanted the water view. Excellent sized sites, most with plenty of room for our three slide-outs. No water hookups at any sites in the CG. But we were able to put two hoses together and refill our fresh water tank without having to move the trailer. Absolute no cell service - ATT or Verizon. No local TV. We were able to hit a hole in the trees and get Dish. Great hiking trails all around the rec area. Nice looking swim beach - which we didn't use in October in low-40s temps.

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Very nice COE park. Had a 50A/W site. FHU sites are farther back from the waterfront. Restrooms clean with newish COE layouts. Nice showers. Plenty of hot water. Park was moderately busy for mid-October. Hosts were helpful. Strongly recommend advance reservations. Required for arriving after normal business hours. Campground is open with trees. Sites are moderately close to each other, but sufficient distance for privacy. Not much in the immediate area except the lake. Supplies are a drive into Mansfield or Corning, NY. We will be back. Great place for a relaxing weekend or week. Note - we were there in October, in the middle of the summer with the CG full, it might be a different experience.

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Location, Location, Location. As an RV park, it is strictly a place to put the rig while exploring Newport and the area. Spacious back-in sites. Clean grounds. Nothing else. 30 Amp power and water only. No dump station. Must have a reservation. Staff at main base rec center very helpful. We will stay here again - mainly due to location and price.

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Rate is full rate for dry camping. Senior Pass is $7 per night. Excellent tent campground. Fair campground for small pop-ups, travel trailers and motorhomes. Pull-through sites are really just parking along wide spot in road. Road side slides may not work. Small rigs only. Though some up to 30' will fit a few spots - they won't be level. No real level RV parking anywhere in campground. There are no showers available at any NPS campground in Big Bend NP. Only pay showers at Rio Grande Village. The scenery, and cooler weather in summer, makes Chisos Basin worth a visit.

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No restrooms or showers. Does have a small laundry facility. About 1/2 of the sites have 50 amp. Temporary camp host very helpful in getting into tight spot and setup in the rain. As other noted - next to a very busy road. Rate seems a bit high for only a tight parking spot with a picnic table very close to next rig. It is really just a place to park the rig while out visiting the area. Cable TV fair, too many trees for satellite dish. Wi-Fi very good. Verizon MiFi signal strong. AT&T 4G seems bogged down throughout Ruidoso area - slow and times out often.

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Two sections to campground. An older loop right next to entrance, and a new area. Older area has trees, concrete pads, table. New area is a basic parking lot with utility pedestals. Arrived near sunset and got the last site in older section. Campground host very helpful. Some long term residents, but park was clean and quiet. Nice area to walk around. Do be aware that campground is near road, and water front area is a day use recreation area for a training AFB with lots of very young airmen, soldiers, sailors and marines out to party on the weekends. Will stay here again every time we are in the area is space is available. Much better rate for facilities than city owned or commercial CG nearby.