Jon Ratcliff

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This is the same reviewer as below, with the 8/10 rating. I want to correct the first review in that there are four "full" hook-up sites, and 9 additional sites with water and electricity that can be reserved through the Recreational Government website. Also, there are now two restroom facilities on the RV loop that have "hot" showers. The showers and restrooms are normally cleaned on Friday, so they're clean for part of the weekend, but get rather messy by the end of the week. This is still a great park to take your kids and really camp in the great outdoors!

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A good place to stay when exploring the Fredericksburg area. All pull-thru sites, full hook-ups, 68 cable channels, and very clean bathrooms and showers--and all at a reasonable price. We would definitely come here again when in the Fredericksburg area.

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A typical state park--built in the 50's or 60's for travel trailers in the 22'-26' range when slide-outs were unheard of. Larger rigs might fit but just barely, and one has to hope their slide-outs also fit the site. The bathrooms needed renovation (missing shower curtains, soap dispensers, etc.) and overall a need to do a system renovation. This is a reflection of the poor state funding rather than the staff that served the park. The park supports a unique desert wetland environment that deserves greater priority from the state budget. The fee also is misleading. Although the camping fee is low, additional charges are added for each person or vehicle entering the state park. The total charge would be nearer $26 per day. Private parks in Texas normally provide a better product for this cost level.

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A good stop-over park for folks traveling along I-10. The pull-thru sites were long, level, and easy to set up. No real attractions, but a quiet place to rest for the night. Clean bathrooms and showers were a plus. We would definitely stay again if we're traveling along this route.

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One thing you always can get at a KOA is a reasonably good park with lots of things to do, clean restrooms, and good size sites. This is probably an average KOA. The sites were dirt only (really desert sand) , not gravel, but the site was level and easy to get your rig unhooked. If you've made a long trip across California or Arizona and are nearing the end of the day this is a good place to rest for the night. We would return again.

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This is one of those parks that if you check the TL Directory the park is listed in the upper 8's or 9's, but it is old and in need of renovation in numerous areas--rest rooms, showers, sites. For example, the bathrooms were reasonably clean but it is so old and constructed of just concrete block that it never looks really clean. The site next to ours (#5, I believe) had an obvious water leak as it had standing water covering at least a quarter of the site. Road noise from I-5 was rather loud, as the park sits next to the Interstate. It serves a purpose of providing an overnight stay in an area that doesn't have many options, but it definitely is not a destination park. We'd probably stay again but only because it is only place along this stretch of I-5 to use.

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Excellent camping park. Does not have lots of stuff for kids like swimming pools and game rooms but for adults it is a quiet, restful park in the tall pines with lots of chipmucks and birds. The WiFi doesn't work well in the far western part of the park and the bugs are big and common so you'll definitely need to spray yourself before venturing out each morning, but it is well worth the price. We would definitely stay here again.

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Friendly and helpful staff, large pull-throughs, and very level pads are all parts of this park. This park is on the northern edge of Boise and off any main roads so it is very quiet. We would definitely camp here again.

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A beautiful little park in a small town. This is a great and very quiet stop between the Boise and the mountain regions of Eastern Idaho and Wyoming. The staff was very friendly and helpful, there is deep grass, level sites, and two or more shade trees per site, and all this for a very reasonable price. The WiFi will not stay connected in the last row, but that was the only problem we had at the park.

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This is an unusual combination of laundromat and RV park, but it does have several good points going for it. It is 14 miles from West Yellowstone but costs less than 1/2 the rates of parks in that town. The laundromat is much larger than what one normally finds in a RV park, and in excellent condition. The sites were all pull-throughs and very large. You do have a good view of Henry Lake, but this is not a destination park, but rather a good but inexpensive alternative to other base camps to explore Yellowstone Park. The staff is very friendly and experienced with the local scene. When we come back to the Yellowstone area we will definitely base out of this park.

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The place is windy but that is not the park's fault. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the sites very big, and the park is easy to find and get on/off the Interstate without any problems. WiFi works very well with a strong signal throughout the park. We will definitely return on the way to Yellowstone.

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There were no restrooms or showers. Reservations are needed as the office is not open often. The sites had large wooden dividers that were difficult to move around the RV and set up water and sewer lines. We would use this park again only because it has a great location to visit the Dallas area.

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Older park with lots of long term residents, with RVs that are in need of repairs (tires that are flat, etc.). Staff was friendly, and there are several fast food places within walking distance from the park. This park is well off the Interstate but still has a noise problem because it is adjacent to a major local road.

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Easy to get on and off the Interstate, yet we did not have any noise problems. They use a limo service to go to the Big Texan, a regionally known restaurant which is a "Must See" attraction if you are visiting the Amarillo area. Very friendly staff, free breakfast rolls and coffee, and clean campsites. Well worth the price.

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This is a National Forest park so it is not designed to be like a commercial RV park. If you're looking to camp in a natural area -- in this case a mixed pine-hardwood forest--where deer, squirrels, and other wildlife are available then this is your place. A 40 acre lake, which has yielded a 12+ pound bass is available, as are rental paddle boats. Only four sites have four hook-ups, and usually one or two of those are used by work camper hosts. The sites are usually limited to 35' units, with all being back-ins. It's an older, CCC-built park but they have made many changes lately and are trying to improve the park. The showers are clean but COLD--no hot water! If you have kids and want to have a real camping experience, then this is a great park for you. If you just want a overnight stay and are in the East Texas area it will serve that purpose well. Just don't expect WiFi, swimming pools, cable and other such things as one would find in a more urban or commercial setting.