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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Pechanga RV Resort & Casino, Temecula, California

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent value at the PA rate, which is only valid weekdays. The RV park is very nice and maintained well, with ample sites and a little grass at each site. No picnic table at site. Most of the resort amenities are over at the hotel, but there is a pool and spa at the RV park. Free shuttle to hotel and casino. Very good wifi, good Verizon, fair selection of cable channels. Great options for dining at the casino. Beautiful golf course, though pricey and crowded. However, RV park guests are entitled to use the golf practice facility, including a very large short game area, for free, which is a great bargain. We camped at Pechanga RV Resort & Casino in a Motorhome.

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Concrete

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Spacious
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Some Shade

Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Caliente Springs Resort (55+ park), Desert Hot Springs, California

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $30.00
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Very nice resort and a good bargain at the PA rate. Its a ways out of town, so mostly a place to come and stay - nothing nearby. That does make it nice and quiet, though. The pool and spa area is beautiful, and the mineral pools are quite nice. I wasn't too crazy about the golf "course," but if you know in advance its just a pitch and putt, you won't be disappointed. The major detractor is that its a seriously windy area. I was lucky that I only have a slide on one side, and the wind was coming from the other side; otherwise, I would have had to put my slide in for much of the stay. The wifi was good, Verizon signal strong, and there is lots of over the air tv. The rate actually includes free cable TV, but you have to get a remote from the office and the set up is a little complicated. They offered to send someone out to my site to set it up, but I declined, as I wouldn't be there that long. The site itself was sand, mostly level, and very easy to back into. However, I saw many sites there that would have presented some back in challenges, and that were very unlevel. If you have the opportunity when you arrive to check out sites in advance, I recommend it, given the wide disparity in levelness of sites and ease of entry. The office is not open Sundays and holidays. I arrived on a holiday, but they gave me very good instructions on how to check in both on the phone and in a follow up email. The office staff was very friendly. The locals, not so much. Actually, they weren't unfriendly, they just acted like I wasn't there. It was a little bizarre. We camped at Caliente Springs Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort, El Centro, California

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $25.00
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The park is nice enough, but probably not much here for anyone who doesn't golf. Its very quiet, with pretty landscaping. Nearly every site has an oleander privacy hedge. The site I was sent to was extremely difficult to get into. I managed, with the help of two employees, but later saw many open sites that would have been much easier to park in. It would be a good idea to walk over and check your site before checking in, as whether it is easy or hard to back in depends on whether there's a park model across from you. The park is a great value at the PA rate, and the rate includes a good selection of cable channels. The wifi is so-so. The golf course is mobbed in the mornings, very open in the afternoons. I probably would have considered returning to this park, but for the fact that I fell victim to their little laundry room card scam, and the office would not refund the money for the card I purchased, thinking it had value. I was told "We can't do anything about it because it's run by a third party and we have nothing to do with them." Nothing to do with them??!! They have let the "third party" set up and operate a deceptive system in the laundry room, without appropriate signage, and they don't warn anyone about it. I don't patronize businesses that engage in this sort of behavior, and thus will not return to this park. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Rincon Country West RV Resort (55+ park), Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $26.00
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Very nice park, well-maintained, with great customer service. Excellent value with the PA discount. Lots of facilities and activities available, and walking distance to a great shopping center. Right on the Loop bike trail. Large selection of cable channels. Verizon signal strong. Wifi worked ok some of the time, but during peak hours, it often slowed to unusable. Some aircraft noise from the nearby National Guard base, but not that frequent. Very friendly permanent residents, open to welcoming overnighters. Back in parking spots are fairly wide, but they are off of a very narrow lane. If there's no one across from you, you shouldn't have any trouble parking. The spot they assigned me to was across from three long rigs who were parked right on the line, so I had some trouble parking. They do not send out people to help you park, but one of the people across from me ran out to help. I went and looked at the "deluxe courtyard" spaces, since they aren't that much more expensive, but other than making it easier to park, the spots are inferior to the back ins, if you value space and privacy. The courtyard spaces pack in four rigs around a small central area. If you are a group of four motorhomes travelling together, you will love it, otherwise, plan not to have any privacy in those spaces. One thing I found a little off-putting about the park was a notice about bike theft and other crime in the orientation package. I'm glad they warn people about this, and I did not see anything that caused me to think the park or the area was unsafe, but the notice was a little concerning. I spoke to three long permanent residents in the park about this, because I'm considering making this park a yearly stay, and they were not very comforting about it. They did all say that conditions are improving greatly on the crime front over the past few years, and that management is very concerned about the problem. We camped at Rincon Country West RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Benson KOA, Benson, Arizona

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $40.00
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Very old park with small space, and trees that will block many slides and awnings in some spaces. Slightly tight to drive through. Last quarter mile into park is heavily rutted road, but not an issue if you drive slowly enough. The two owners were charming, friendly and helpful. The park has seen better days and is probably a little more expensive than other similar parks in Benson, but it has one great attribute in its location. It is north of the freeway, and thus is probably the quietest park in the area. A few cable channels are included in the price. Wifi was extremely slow when people pulled in for the night, worked ok when no one else was there. Verizon worked ok. A dirt path leads to the golf course (about a quarter of a mile), which was nice. We camped at Benson KOA in a Motorhome.

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Gravel
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Very Close
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Some Shade
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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM), Carrizozo, New Mexico

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $9.00
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Beautiful park with very spacious sites. Everything is modern and clean. Can't beat the views, and the park is very quiet at night. Not near anything. The trail around the volcanic rock is spectacular. No wifi, but Verizon signal is decent. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $18.00
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Older park with spaces kind of close, but clean and well maintained, and a great value with the PA discount. While the place isn't fancy or modern, it has a lot of character, with some vintage cars and rvs and really nice, homey common areas. Decent wifi, good verizon and lots of o/a tv. Right off the highway, with all the advantages and disadvantages that that entails. We camped at Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post in a Motorhome.

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Very Close
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Mostly Shady

Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $39.00
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Older park, a little dilapidated, but in a great location for visiting Santa Fe. You can take a bus or bike on a trail system into downtown Santa Fe. Most of the sites are a little close (not uncomfortably tight), but there are a few at the back of the park that are roomier, as they are located around a curve. Those sites are also the nicest in that they have some shade, they back up to a big picnic area (which appears not to be used by anyone), and they are farthest from the road, giving some relief from the traffic noise. The wifi was very good, and there is lots of o/a tv. Verizon signal was ok. Earlier in the summer, I stayed at the place across the street. It was much nicer in the park itself, but the noise from traffic was horrendous. Also, curiously, the "nice" park across the street is in kind of a cheesy neighborhood, whereas this one is located next to a pretty fancy apartment complex. This park is also a little more convenient to the bike trail and the shopping mall. There is an exit out of the back of the park where you can access those areas without dealing with all the hubbub of Cerrillos Road. There appear to be many month to month residents in this park, but though the park is run down, it is not trashy in any sense. We camped at Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Lathrop State Park, Walsenburg, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $24.00
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Beautiful park. Sites are huge and spaced for tons of privacy. Electric only, but there is a dump station and water available. Quietest place I have camped in some time. Also, very dark at night. Very serene. It was pretty windy the whole time I stayed; don't know if this is endemic to the area or not. Great little golf course right next to the campgrounds, only $10 to walk 9 holes. Several miles to town for groceries, and iffy to bike into town, as you lose the road shoulder for awhile on the way back. Verizon signal is very good. No wifi, a handful of o/a tv stations available. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

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Site Number
92
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
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Fire Ring, Picnic Table
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No

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Spacious
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Sunny Open

Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Raton KOA, Raton, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $36.00
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Nothing fancy, but superb customer service and a much better value than most KOAs. Great location, set back off main road through town; easy to get to and yet pretty quiet at night. Good Verizon signal, and cable TV selection was good. The wifi was great, but the park was not very full when I was there. There are some great country roads in the area that are really fun and safe to bike on. We camped at Raton KOA in a Motorhome.

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Dirt
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Pull through
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Picnic Table
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Yes

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Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Black Mesa Casino, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $20.00
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This is definitely only an overnight stay place, but as such, it has a lot to commend it. It's right off the interstate, the sites are wide and long and easy to get into, you won't have to unhook anything, there's a travel station across the road, and the little mexican cafe has tasty food. I thought it was a bargain even for only electric sites, and there is a dump and water station at the entrance. We camped at Black Mesa Casino in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Trailer Ranch RV Park (55+ Park), Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $52.00
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Expensive, and you are mostly paying for the location close to town. The park itself is very nicely manicured and well kept, but the spaces are very tight and there is horrible noise, including sirens, all day from the 6 lane road the park is sited on. Still, it is very convenient if you want to be able to visit the attractions in Santa Fe without having to drive. You can get a bus or access the bike trail nearby. Customer service was professional and friendly enough. I was a little put out to find a pop up tent parked next to me - since what little privacy exists in your front yard space pretty much disappears when there is someone sitting there five feet away on the other side of a mesh screen. The neighborhood is a little sketchy, though it seemed safe enough during the day, and the park advises you to lock up bikes at night. We camped at Trailer Ranch RV Park (55+ Park) in a Motorhome.

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Concrete
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Picnic Table

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Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Pagosa Riverside Campground, Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $43.00
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Rate was just reasonable given weekly discount, sort of pricey for what is here if you are staying night to night. Some of the sites are great, many are not. Some are squeezed together, others have more room, and some are shoehorned into very awkward spots. It's as though there were once a regular RV park here, and someone came along and tried to cram in a bunch more spaces. The location is pretty and quiet, with lots of trees and grass. The pond is sort of murky and stagnant, but the river is nice, and safe enough at this spot for kids to play in. There is no dog walk, and the people that will be most unhappy with that are the non-dog owners. The dog owners parade their dogs along the front of everyone else's sites every morning, and let them poop on the front portion of the grass on others' sites. Some of them pick up the poop, some of them don't. There seem to be a lot of excess cars; don't know why. It gave the place the look of a used car lot. Plenty of cable tv channels, no o/a tv. The park is set down onto the riverside off of the road, which, along with the trees, made communications an issue. My Verizon phone worked ok, but the data came and went. There was no trouble once I got up out of the campground onto the road. My satellite radio was very spotty, for the same reason. Wifi was passable. I would not return here, because of the dog thing and the crowding, but I think people who would really enjoy this park would be people with kids who wanted to stay parked here and just let their kids run around unsupervised. Oh yeah, and there are lots of unsupervised kids running around. Customer service was ok, not that friendly, but not rude either - just people going through the motions. We camped at Pagosa Riverside Campground in a Motorhome.

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Dirt
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Fire Ring, Picnic Table

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Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Durango KOA, Durango, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $52.00
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One of the better KOAs I've stayed at. The customer service and extra amenities (meals, snacks, movies, and the like) were exceptional. It looks like a great place for family vacations. The site was nice enough, very level, nicely landscaped and not super close to the neighbors. The park is a little dusty and run down around the edges, but the utilities and amenities are in good condition. The location is not the greatest for those who like to be able to walk or bike through the local area - there is no where to go but the highway. Nevertheless, its only a few miles drive into town. Nice selection of cable channels. Verizon worked great. Wifi was poor. We camped at Durango KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

La Plata County Fairgrounds, Durango, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $25.00
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This park has the best location of any park in the Durango area, and is a reasonable value. It's right on the bike trail. The customer service was excellent and especially friendly. With all that being said, its an ugly parking lot right next to a county maintenance yard. Its reasonably quiet at night, but the big trucks and machines in the maintenance yard get going early. There are only six sites, and you must reserve in advance. Each site has electric, but water is shared, so sites 2, 4, and 6 will probably need extra hose. There is no dump on site. No wifi, but Verizon is strong and there are a handful of o/a tv channels. There was dried up horse poop all over the place, as it is right near a place where they keep and work horses. The sites are somewhat level, with a slope down towards the front. Gravel pads, no tables, but there are garbage cans. You can walk or bike to downtown on a trail. We camped at La Plata County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Tips for other Campers:

For cyclists: parts of the animas river trail are nice, but much of the older section from the county fairgrounds down to the river is in pretty poor condition, with lots of heavy buckling. I switched to a mountain bike after the first day. Also, the trail is not very long.

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