This park offers just about everything you need for a temporary stay, or one of long-term. It's fenced in, with nice grassy fenced parks for dogs to play unleased, and for children to play in a safe area. Playground offers basketball hoop and concrete slab, swings. Big painted tires for climbing, and a park bench for the parents. There is a very nice pool, convenience sore, propane service, Laundromat, many trees for shading, picnic tables at each space. It feels safe, secure, and friendly. Inhabitants adhere to pet and quiet park rules. Well managed. The TV service is limited to the few local channels. The cable provider doesn't have service in the area. Just make sure you have DVDs if you plan a variety of entertainment to watch. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Big Problem: The water is not drinkable. After, I registered and paid, the desk clerk informed me the water is not drinkable and issued me a case of bottled water. She informed me that it was OK to shower in. But after viewing a nasty note from the owner that was taped to the bathroom mirror, I decided not to shower. The noted complained about tenant misbehavior such as "crapping in the showers". Occupancy was primarily oil field workers using the campground as a residence. If I were you, I would give this a pass. I am surprised this is a Good Sam Campground. From architecture of main building and cabins, this was obviously a KOA in the past. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Tips for other Campers:
Plan your overnights around Midland, Odessa and Pecos Texas.
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $30.00
The sites are pretty small and close together, but they've left up a lot of shade trees (considering that it's west TX). The staff we encountered was friendly and helpful. The playground is great. My kids loved it. No gripes. Not the newest park I've stayed at, but clean and well kept. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $30.00
This is a good camp for a couple of nights. There is not much to do around here and the park is in an industrial area. The camp is mostly occupied by oil workers. The sites are wide enough but the roads in the park are somewhat narrow around the curves. You cannot drink the water but they give you case of water. The staff is friendly. The road leading to the park is rough but that is not their problem. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
This is by far the nicest park in the area. They have grass, flowers and trees. All of which is hard to find in the area's campgrounds. The staff is nice and friendly and the office is open when they say it is open. I like the fact that they provide a picnic table and have a little playground for the kids to play on and burn energy. The owners have done a very nice job keeping the place nice and clean. I would highly recommend this place if you need a campsite in the area. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent 5 nights here, waiting for RV repair parts to be shipped. The park is packed with oil workers, who come and go at all hours. The park is wooded with some grassy areas. There is a pretty good sized play yard for dogs. Our site was level, but just barely long enough to handle both the RV. The grounds were pretty well kept and the long-term residents did not have a ton of junk lying around. It's Odessa, so you do kept some odor from the nearby petroleum plants. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $28.00
Needed an overnight stay while passing through. Called and they had space for us. A real surprise once you turn into the park - very well kept - nice - with lots of amenities. Park host was so nice and hospitable. Due to water issues they provided a case of water for us. Really nice people and a good place to stay. Will definitely stay there again. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $29.00
Price reflects Good Sam discount. We called and were told we could have a site for 2 days, then the park was booked. We were told that their well was bad, not to use it for drinking or cooking and that we would be given a case of water when we checked in. It’s all oil workers here and they have cars/trucks all over the place. Difficult to get around corners. WiFi is free, but very on and off - mostly off. We went to office to ask if it was faster there and were told it should be the same all over the park. Staff didn’t seem concerned at all about the lack of internet. This park should only be used by the oil workers. We didn’t look at the washroom/shower facility as it was so cold out and we were too far away to go out in the icy weather. It’s a dirty, dusty park. I would not stay here again. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $32.00
Only stayed one night, park has water problem, could not drink their water, had to use bottled water or your own tank. Tight narrow roads are paved with short, narrow sites. Power and cell OK. There was trees for shade. Probably would look elsewhere. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $29.00
When we checked in we were told we could not use the water for drinking or cooking, but could use it for bathing. The health department determined the water was not safe. They gave us 2 cases of bottle water to use during our stay. We chose not to connect to there water because of their water problem. We were afraid the bad water would contaminate our RV plumbing system. The pull thru sites were very tight because of the trees that lined the site. They did attempt to keep the trees trimmed back to allow big rigs like ours to get access. However, we had to back up in order to leave the site the next morning. There were numerous permanent residents probably because of the oil field workers in the area. Would have rated the campground higher, had it not been for the water problem and the pull thru site being so tight. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Older campground in need of repairs and very narrow sites. People staying in the park would block streets with cars. You cannot drink the water and no cable tv. The owner is not very friendly and you better not drive over 5 mph or he will shake a fly swatter at you and threaten to kick you out. Full of oilfield workers. I won't be back. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Motorhome.
This park is in the middle of an industrial area. No big surprise here. The entire Midland/Odessa Oil Patch is an industrial area. People don't come here for the ambiance. This park is largely populated by oil field workers. As noted in previous posts, you can't drink the water but the staff gives you a case of drinking water when you check in. The water in the entire area is messed up, so it's not just them. The air smells like oil. It is not a garden spot. Having said that though we would stay here again if we needed a quick overnight stay on the road. Staff was pleasant and facilities were clean. Easy in and out though the owners allows cabin residents to park along the entrance and if you're in a big rig it can be a bit of a hassle getting around them. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Motorhome.
This campground is for over night only. Campgrounds are hard to fine in this area. Staff was very nice and helpful. Sites are level and there are trees. You can't drink the water, but they give you a full case of water to drink. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $28.00
A pretty nice, but full campground with lots of permanent residents, maybe oil field workers. There is a very nice dog off-leash area, and the staff was very nice. The only downside was the strong smell of crude oil in the air from the local well development, but the smell did blow away the day we left. A nice over night stop when needed. We camped at Midessa Oil Patch RV Park in a Motorhome.