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Van Horn, Texas

Desert Willow RV Park

Van Horn, Texas


404 E Broadway Blvd
Van Horn, Texas 79855
Phone: (432) 283-2225

Sites: 25
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 31.040285918672
Longitude: -104.82612490654
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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63 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good place for an overnight stay. Good wifi and cable TV. Also a small pet area. Friendly staff and good access. A few sites have a small shade tree. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Van Horn has seen better days, but this is a good place for overnight. A few restaurants I town, but we ate in.

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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is just an over-night stop. Friendly quick and easy check in. This is just a gravel area that is level but it is neat and clean and has full hookups and very good WiFi. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nothing in this area is lush, green, or scenic but this is a wonderful one night stopover. The manager is friendly, the site spacious and all connections worked well. Some small trees have been planted between many of the sites. Yes, you can hear the trains and highway traffic, but Van Horn is on the way to somewhere else.... We recommend dinner at the Hotel Capitan, a restored and beautiful 1930's hotel a few blocks from the campground. Delicious dinner, portions big enough for leftovers! The hotel staff was pleasant and fun to talk to. A surprise in an otherwise "boarded up" town. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Dinner at Hotel Capitan!

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Just a one night stop here. Our fan covered the noise from traffic and the train. Friendly quick and easy check in. This is just a gravel area but it is neat and clean and has full hookups and very good WiFi. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Great for a quick overnight stop

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Review Count: 185
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great campground for an overnight stop. The campsites are level and the hookups all work well. The management seems to put all the campers next to each other in spite of the fact the campground has a lot of unoccupied space, so this is a negative. As others have mentioned there is some railroad noise, but this is true of all the campgrounds in Van Horn. We have stayed in a number of different campgrounds when traveling and stopping at Van Horne for a night. This campground was one of the nicest -- we would stay here again. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park, friendly check in, wide level gravel pull thru sites - room to park dinghy alongside motor home, hookups conveniently located at rear, free cable and wifi (very good), very clean and neat park - if not the best, definitely one of the best in Van Horn, only heard a few trains while I was here - never woke me, didn't really notice interstate noise, Porters grocery a short drive away. Will definitely stay here whenever passing thru Texas. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visited Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is in desert country where water is very limited and so has very little by way of landscaping or butification but it is spotlessly clean with newly refurbished restrooms and showers. The service was friendly and helpful. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We stayed with an Escapee 50% discount but this park would be a very good choice even with no discount. Van Horn has several RV parks and we have stayed in two others but in the future we will stay in Desert Willow. The park shows real care by the staff and has excellent wifi.

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is mostly an overnight place. Lots of pull-thru's. We ended up staying 4 nights when spring break filled the state and national parks. Good showers, WiFi is better than most, clean bathrooms. The only issue is the noise from the road and the occasional train. Friendly management. Price was great, especially since it included water, electric, sewer, cable, and WiFi. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here one night. Management was very friendly. Cable above average. Fee was 50 cents higher than PA price since I used a credit card, but still one very good value. I will definitely stay here again when passing through this part of Texas. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Van Horn, TX is a good place to stop for the night if, like us, you don't like to drive in the dark. The park is clean, the manager is wonderful but keep in mind, you're right off the highway and next to the train tracks. Trains go by pretty often and many blow their horn. We're pretty heavy sleepers so it didn't impact us too much. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Great for an overnight stay. Easy to find. FHU w/ Wifi & cable TV. The owner was very nice. Cons: can hear road noise & trains, however didn't bother us. Would stay here again if we were this way. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This was an excellent overnight stay. If you have business in Van Horn, it would make for a fine longer stay, too. The site is essentially a big gravel parking lot, with few amenities. We faintly heard the train a few times, but it didn't wake us up. The road noise from I-10 was minimal. Super friendly staff at check-in, and $13.50 per night with the Escapees discount. Passport America was also $13.50, and the other memberships were slightly more but I don't remember exactly how much. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Across the street
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We drove about 21 miles south on US-90 to a picnic area on the west side. It was in the "full dark" area of darksitefinder.com's map. It was excellent for star gazing, and we were able to see the winter milky way.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great little park run by a gal who works her fingers to the bone and is extremely pleasant and helpful ... we had only planned to stay one night, but because of weather, stayed 3. Great wifi at site, and expansive TV, even including HBO and Showtime free! WE WOULD STAY HERE AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT!!! Great value. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park, We stop every time we come through from Florida to California. Lady at desk is really nice. Clean Really great value. We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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JGB

Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We are traveling across Texas and stayed at two other campgrounds near the highway. The highway noise was a non-issue for this somewhat light sleeper. I did hear a train.

The owner stayed late for several campers, including us. The owner was a delight to talk with and was happy to provide a sheet listing all of the cable channels.

We were only interested in electricity, but this site included FHU. Texas is in a freakish cold front right now, so no water and sewer for us.

This morning we used the bathroom facilities. I never thought of bathrooms as an amenity, but after four days on the road with only electric, it was a sight for sore eyes. The bathroom felt like a home bathroom. Everything is clean and pretty. Even a bouquet of fake flowers. The showers had a place to hold your shampoo and soap. There was a place to lay your clothes to change and a mat so the water doesn't pool. Very thoughtful! We would stay again if we return this way- hopefully in warmer weather. There is a dog run area behind the office We camped at Desert Willow RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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