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This is a Clay County park on Smithville Lake, a large lake north of KSC. To find the park on your GPS, if you put in NE 160th Street, Smithville, MO, it will take you into the park. The park information does not reflect a physical address. Reservations are made through the county website that is hard to navigate. The next or accept button is well below the screen, so it requires considerable scrolling. The price is economical without frills. It is popular for boating and fishing. The easiest way into the park is from I-435, exit 26, then west on 92. Your next turn, about 9 miles away, is well marked. I would not recommend exit 17 because the road the GPS will bring you through has 3 narrow bridges, several sharp curves and multiple hills you can't see over until you meet oncoming traffic at 45 MPH. When you arrive, you are about 12 miles from stores. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were in Loop G where the lake is close. This is a 30amp, no water area; however, the electrician I spoke with says plans to up-grade the area to 50amp for next season are in discussion. We were here on a weekend and the power was around 104. The lake is very large but quite shallow with a mud bottom that is easily stirred up by the boat traffic. The shoreline is sandy about 20' before you are into the mud bottom. None of this seemed to detour visitors. There are 2 shower areas in the park. Each loop has a restroom building. Loop C has 50amp and water, but the area is not near the water and many large trees may block a roof mounted satellite signal.

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This is a small park east of the interstate at exit 53 (not 54 where the GPS takes you). Traveling north or south, exit and turn left. Seventh Street is the first street east of the Interstate. The park has gravel roads and sites. Some sites are more spacious than others. Power in the park is average and the water pressure is good. Verizon phone service is good as is their free park Wi-Fi. They have a dog area, but it is not fenced. When we were here, only a few dogs used the area. Most of the park is shaded by large trees. Most of the open sites where a satellite would work, are occupied by full-timers. We would return to this location.

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This is a very nice Good Sam park on a rolling hill with lots of trees. About half of the sites are in the open, making satellite reception doable. The park has wide gravel roads with gravel sites and picnic areas at each site. The very friendly owners, who do almost everything around the park, have added landscaping and created many level areas for their guests to enjoy. TV reception is limited to 4 major network channels. The power and water were good. Verizon worked in the park, but with 2 or 3 bars. The only disappointment was the Wi-Fi that was weak and sketchy even though it showed 5 bars most of the time. We would have stayed longer had there been a better, reliable internet. The towns are scarce in this area, so bring your provisions. The park check out time is noon except on Sunday when it moves too 1PM allowing guests to attend one of the local church before leaving. This is very thoughtful of the owners. If we were passing through the area, we would return.

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This is a nice, convenient park on the west side of Interstate 65. It is very quiet even though you are able to see the Interstate if you park down past the office. There are some sites beside the office that are level and longer, but you will hear the highway. The roads and sites are all gravel. The power is very good as is the free WiFi. One caution is the 70# water pressure, so a regulator is needed unless you have a newer rig. It appears the park only serves self-contained rigs. The park is lightly used, so getting a space is almost assured. This is more a stop-over campground or a place to stay while visiting Huntsville, AL, 29 miles to the north. The park has one price; $30/night, cash or check. We would stay here again.

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Very nice Good Sam park with friendly staff and wide gravel spaces and exceptionally wide gravel roads. Be careful, as the roads have speed bumps which will rock a large motorhome. There is a very large fenced dog park with seating. All parts of the park are well maintained. Free WiFi and cable. All sites have a round metal picnic table but no chairs. Verizon 4G signal was average strength. Power was running 118 in the 80-degree afternoon; very good considering all the A/C units running. Your GPS may send you to the wrong area. It is on the east side of the road at a traffic light just before you cross the river if you are going north. You don't see the park from the traffic light as it is about 1,000' east of the light. We did not see any signs announcing the park direction. Most of the rigs in the park are well maintained newer equipment; we found only one exception. We have stayed at well rated Good Sam parks that obviously were improperly rated. This park should be the standard for a very good rating across the Good Sam system. We would return here.

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Nice small, quiet town city park. All sites are grass as well as the access to the sites from the paved entrance road. Power is 30 amp electric by the road (back in) with water and sewer. The other sites are electric with water. When we were there the park had only 3 other RVs and one tent camper. Finding the park can be a bit challenging because the GPS does not know the park by name; only address. Easy route with a motorhome is south from 319 intersection with gas station on the corner. Proceed through the 2 stop signs and turn left on Orange Street. You will see a large red brick church on your right as you make the turn. Continue through 2 stop signs to the end of the street. Turn right and follow this 2 blocks until it dead ends. Turn left and the park will be a short distance on your right. There is another park facility before you reach this park. The park name is Myron B. Hodge City Park in memory of one of the residents who was a large promoter of public recreational facilities. The only negative might be the sharing of a pedestal for FHU requiring extra hose for one camper. There is no TV or satellite signal due to trees, but Verizon was no issue. There is a boat ramp on site into the river. We would stay there again.

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We stayed 2 months this time. We have been in the park several times since 2004. Pads are concrete. Some are pull-thru in long term area. In the area set aside for the guest coming for a night or a few weeks, all sites are pull-thru. Good water pressure and Verizon. All sites are 30/50 amp with good power running about 116-118-volts. If you are arriving, take the right gate with RV clearance. RVers in and out of the park, they don't charge a parking fee. They have just changed the park WiFi and it is excellent. Will return again the end of 2016.

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Stayed 1 night passing through Van Horn. Very adequate park for the traveler who wants off the road for a night or longer to relax. New park owner is working to improve this park. Easy access into the park off the main road in town. Many places to eat. The sites are long enough you will not need to disconnect your toad. Roads and sites are a gravel material. Even after 1.4" rain during the night, the roads were no issue for a 34k pound motorhome. We would return here in the future.

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This park is nothing fancy and you need to be self-contained here. It offers FHU, cable and a basic level of Wi-Fi. The sites and roads are gravel with some grass here and there. It is right off the Interstate and near a RR track. It is about 1.3 miles from the 259B exit. The sign reflects motel and RV. The campground is behind the motel and so is the office. With the windows closed, about the only thing we heard was an occasional train but it did not interrupt our sleep. Location is close to the Davis Mountain observatory. Once out of town, this is a very dark area making the nights great for star gazing. We will keep this on our 'places to stop'.

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This park in the Hill Country is off the beaten path, thus quiet. The staff and the other campers we met were very friendly. Many here return during the winter to again meet with their friends. The park has aged since we stayed here in 2010, but the owners have added some areas or added some to existing facilities. The concrete roads and sites have fallen into disrepair, most likely because the concrete was not thick enough to support the weight of present day RV equipment. The sites are just wide enough to accommodate the RV. The grass area beside the site is about 8' to the neighbor's rig. The Wi-Fi was temperamental and offered very limited service. The park has cable but the channel selection is extremely limited from Dish Network and snowy. Most sites are under developed pecan trees, so although the leaves were off the trees, we were unable to find a signal with our new roof mounted dish. Although this is a Good Sam park, they don't honor the discount at certain times. The nightly rate is excessive, especially in light of what doesn't work. We would stay at one of many other parks if back the area.

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This is a new park in Houston and part of a chain of parks by the same owners around Houston. The park features all wide concrete streets with concrete sites. Most sites are back-in with limited pull-throughs. The park is well maintained with a nice combination lounge, pool and exercise area with very nice equipment. They have a separate computer room for those who need that equipment and a large laundry. The staff was very friendly. The park is gated and you are given a code for the keypad; however, they have brought in a large number of 5th wheels they rent as temporary monthly apartments for workers. The result is a park that is not friendly with many of those drivers who speed through the park although there are small children throughout the park. We saw some kids in the park that obviously did not belong inside the gate, so securing our RV was important unlike many parks where RVers looked out for each other. Fallbrook is a major road with sometimes heavy traffic due to schools on this road. For some reason, GPS fails to route you to the park even when you can almost see the park. There are many stores and a mall close by with most of the food establishments in the mall area. They have Wi-Fi in the park but it is unreliable. The water at the park is good but the pressure is weak. We might return if there was a specific reason we must stay in NE Houston.

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This is a convenient location west of Brenham on the south side of the road. Arriving is not well marked coming from the west and down a grade. It is a basic park with gravel roads and parking with grass beside the RV. It is right off US-290, so there is road noise if the windows are open. The rate reflects Passport America and Good Sam discounts with a $2 up-charge for 50-amp. They offer a Vet discount; however, I don?t know that rate. Planning only one night, we did not use water or sewer, so we can?t indicate the water pressure.

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This little park has been purchased by a couple about 2 years ago. They are working hard to make improvements. Our site was level grass with 50-amp. The rate reflects Passport America. They do not accept credit cards; cash or check only. The park is a little off the beaten path, but many sites look out at the lake. They have a person to help you get parked and will handle getting you connected if you wish. The park is a mix of short timers and long term residents. The area we were in was near the front of the park. Two cautions: There is a wire that hangs low in front of the motel units that can touch the roof of a tall unit. Second, the GPS may take you past your destination. Not saying I did that ? but. We would return to this location.

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Passport America park. You have the option of power only or full-hookup with a little more cost. A relatively new park, it is still being developed. As noted in other posts, you will need call for instructions to reach the park from I-30. It is not difficult other than narrow roads as noted, but we had no problem reaching the park with a 40’ RV and toad. The gate into the property is on a curve with a sign showing Arlan Tree Farm, not as Cherokee Lakes RV Park; not sure why. It is a very nice small park. The sites are tight but this should not be a serious issue for a short stay. Our unit has 4 slides, yet we had the room needed. There are several here on a long term basis but finding a space should not be a problem until others hear about the park. Power was about 112 to 116 volts all the time even in 100-degree heat meaning everyone was running their AC. Early in the mornings the power is 119. Water and its pressure are good. Our Verizon phones and MiFi ran on 4G. There is no cable but satellite reception is good. Close to Little Rock, air signal receives 9 stations. We stayed an extra day because it was so quiet and provided us with the services we needed to be comfortable. Apparently the pipeline workers mentioned in one post have departed, so there is very little traffic in or out. We would stay here again.

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This is a Passport America park. The park sits on the side of a hill (about everything in Branson is on the side of some hill) with sites terraced down from the road. Many sites for transient stays are large concrete pads enough for the RV and a place for your toad and the picnic table. Roads and sites for long term and a few in and out are a rock material. Strong 50-amp power, water pressure and drain connections that reflected thought how they were installed. The Wi-Fi is excellent with multiple towers across the park. Good water allowed us to drop water on board and take on clearer water without sediment in a standing glass. We were able to get Dish Network west satellites without any problem, but east satellites did not appear to be doable meaning we could not get any ‘local’ channels via Dish. They do have cable (the connection is on the back of the pedestal but the cable connection you expect is on the side of the pedestal) with over 30 channels, but that does not allow you to record for later viewing. Most sites are back-in, but some in the middle(10)are pull-through. The park is a ways out of town and the road in is quite hilly and curving, but not hard to navigate. The only negative was a lack of interest by those more concerned with locking up for the day than greeting us, giving us a packet of information and telling us to proceed to our site and handle the rest of the registration in the morning, action done with a smile that might have delayed them 90 seconds. Instead it was, “You are on site xx, see you tomorrow”. We never had a greeting like this in 10 years full-timing. Regardless of that, we would return here.