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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.

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This is a park maintained by the city of Dubuque. They do a good job, sometimes in spite of some of the guests who come. The park, located on the edge of the Mississippi River, only opened around August 2014 as the river had exceeded 17’ and the park is about 10’ above the river. Call to be sure there is no issue with the river. They have put in 50-amp on over 50 sites since we were there in ’09. Some sites along the river have a slope that might require cribbing your jacks and extra steps to get in, while sites away from the river’s edge are almost level. The sites are covered in packed rock that easily supports your RV. Reservations are accepted for sites. We were on the river but had to move on a weekend as a group had reserved multiple sites together. Much of the park is under trees and open areas may not receive satellite signals because the trees are so tall. Cell phones work in the park without any issues. The restrooms are functional and typical of city park fixtures; all stainless. Condition of the restrooms depends on the campers and their behavior. They are watched and cleaned as needed, but this can’t guarantee you it will be to your standards. It appears that some who tent at the park have fewer manners. The park is on Adm. Sheehe, but GPS thinks it is Riverview. Ken, at the office, will accept mail and our UPS was delivered to our unit. Planning to stay only a few days, we ended up staying 10 days and have stayed longer once in the past. There are gas and fuel facilities very near the park as well as several places to eat. The river lock #11 is north of the park on Kerper Blvd going north to the stop sign. Turn right to the lock; very interesting and likely you will spend over an hour there. At the same stop sign, turn left, cross the RR tracks and the Point Café is on your left. Make this a ‘for sure stop’. Don’t order the Point Burger ($7.49) unless you have help to eat it. All portions are huge and are served very hot by friendly wait staff. Maybe after eating at the Point Café, head south and watch the signs for the Eagle’s Nest Park. This is one of the nicest parts we have visited. Admission is only one buck. The park offers great views of the river and lock from about 500’ up.

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Great little park for overnight or several nights. It is off I-55 at exit 60 and sits just east of the interchange. That close and yet there is very little noise from the interstate. Sites are all level gravel with 50 & 30 amp with 112 volt or better readings while running 2 15k BTU A/C units. Owner shows you to your site. If you are staying longer, you will be on a site with grass between units. This is a Passport America park and she gladly takes your PA number. It is also a Good Sam park. Wi-Fi was fantastic; far superior to our Verizon MiFi jet pack for speed. The only negative we could find was there is really only one place to eat and it is across the interstate. Owner will give you a coupon for 15% off if you request it. We will definitely return here if we are back in the area and might spend multiple nights just relaxing.

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This is intended as an overnight park. The sites are level, gravel with easy access in and out. There is very limited 50-amp. Water and dump is at the office. There are 2 bathrooms / showers in the office area. You will need the key code to use them. Call for the code if needed. Phone and your cellular device will run on 3G, so slow loading on the Internet. There is clear reception whether dome or portable dish. There is no Wi-Fi in the park. We have stayed here 3 times for multiple nights and will return when we return to the area. Address is 1938 E. Main, Omro, WI 54963

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Rate reflects senior discount (50%). A very nice state park with good roads. The area is hilly, so most sites will drop off from front to back or visa versa. This can be problematic for a motorhome where the rear tires must remain on the ground to hold the coach in place. I had to run the tires up on about 8” of boards to hold traction. Contacting the park for information on a site for a motorhome is recommended. The large trees eliminate satellite in most areas but local air signal has all the major channels. Verizon showed 4 or 5 bars. Sites are mixed use with tents beside RVs. Sites are 50-amp. A good dump station is near registration. We were there in July and there was heavy use of the park. There is a reduced rate for seniors and the on-line registration is good; there is a $5 registration fee. Likely we would stay there again. Rating lowered only because of the unlevel sites and issue getting information.

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In many ways this is an unrecognized jewel. It is a Passport America park and our rate reflects that. They are also a Good Sam park. The park is rustic because the roads and sites are a dirt material; however, the sites have 50-amp power, water and sewer. The sites are heavily forested with large, old trees. Many sites are at the edge of the Illinois River used by barge traffic. That traffic is on the other side, approximately ¾ mile away so you hardly hear the tow boat. About the only thing you hear are birds in the day and frogs at night, otherwise it is very quiet. Due to trees, the satellite options are very limited; however, Verizon service is 5 bars. They offer Wi-Fi, but in our area it was too weak to use because our site was at the back of the park in relation to the office. The owner is very friendly and most accommodating. Many sites are pull-through and able to take any size RV and toad/trailer you might have. If you are trying to find your way in using a GPS, show your destination as Millpoint Road. Some GPS’ don’t show Ash Road within the park. I suspect that there are times when the Illinois River is in flood stage and it is possible this could impact the park, so call ahead if there is such a possibility. We stayed for 8 days about 50’ from the water’s edge and would return if in the area.

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This is an old, mostly mobile home park with one lane roads and paved sites. Most of the mobile homes are decades old with additions on one or both sides. The width of the RV sites varies. Our slides were at the edge of the neighbor's concrete patio. Many RV sites are pull through, but due to the narrow roads, we needed to back in vs. pull in to avoid striking the power pedestal. They have cable and Internet, but both are an added cost. Water pressure at our site was very low requiring us to use the on-board pump for showers. The park is very friendly. Many residents sit outside in the evening and will greet almost everyone as they pass by. One of the brightest parts was the lady in registrations who, upon seeing us drive in, came out with a map of the park and ask us to follow the fellow she was calling to our site because a bad rain storm was moments away; very considerate of her. They did have multiple activities scheduled each day. The drive from I-4 was easy, but when you near the park going up a grade to the one traffic light, stay in the left lane (where all the traffic is stopped). The right lane must go into the shopping center. It is marked but you might not see the sign in time. Likely we would stay here again if we were in the area and just needed a place to stay. Rate was $10 higher than their web site reflected. We were here during a spring break period.

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This is an old KOA park that accepts Passport America and Good Sam. Sites are grass with some having gravel base; others are only grass over dirt. Park was well cared for considering the age. We unfortunately arrived after a rain and had to change sites due to mud. They have a restaurant that only serves a very limited breakfast and lunch. Internet: They have Internet; however, I was unable to connect to it. We used our Verizon MiFi successfully with a 2 bar signal. There is a RR somewhere near with a crossing that requires the engineer to sound the horn. It did not present a problem during the night. Greatest concern is the dirt sites with a heavy RV. We would likely stay again due to proximity to I-95 and limited noise issues.