Stayed here for a week in the middle of August. Definitely would stay here again. Small, well kept, with wide access roads and ample room between spaces (except for ours - see below), far enough away from noise of Ruidoso, close enough to get to town in reasonable time. Easy big rig access, over 55. Filled with dog lovers. Nearly all spaces taken during the high season by seasonal Class A rigs, only one 50 amp available to short-term like us. Several 30 amp spaces are usually open, however, all back up to a painted wood fence with some sort of light manufacturer on the other side. On some days every space was taken. Call ahead; we made our reservation a month in advance and still were faced with a possible move in the middle of our stay. The Wi-Fi is now 'free' but where we stayed the signal was too weak to be useful. Verizon data gave us 3 bars. We stayed in #61 with a 34' rig, backed up to the dry creek and wonderful views (good). Very very very tight (25' wide with obstruction), so if you are unsure of your back-in skills you probably should avoid this particular space.
Ditto many of the recent review comments. Since the park is on a high ridge the wind can be very strong at times. During our two week stay had the awning out only 3-4 times. Lots of dogs around, all well behaved and leashed, with a nice dog park. Gave up on the Wi-Fi as when it was good it was great but it always slowed down and became useless. Verizon data link was good. Sites vary in condition and price. Our price reflects weekly rate with a mediocre site.
Stayed here 5 days during 4th of July weekend at site 56. Very large sites, mostly wooded and quiet. Predominately grass sites with some paved. Tree location can challenge your back-in skills. Avoid the full hookup sites near the back fence if you can. The light industry businesses start up their front loaders around dawn during work days. Over the holiday weekend there was a heavy mix of tent and RVers. Some regular visitors put up makeshift 'group' sites, taking advantage of the large, somewhat undefined spaces and land than allowed. After the holiday, everything returned to normal, and the park showed its other face - quiet with most tents gone. Rated lower than a 10 based on lack of W-iFi and strange location of utilities; some sites require 3 lengths of sewer pipe and two or more lengths of water hose. Come prepared! Rated higher for check-in, visual appeal, location convenience, strong Verizon data link. Rate includes online reservation fee. Absolutely would stay here again.
Highly recommend this wooded suburban park run by the county. Neat as a pin. Mostly back-ins, well laid out and staggered such that you are not staring at your neighbors. Could have a little more room between sites. Paved roads on the full hookup loop, groomed dirt roads to the electric-only. Roads are a bit narrow, making jacking 5th wheels a challenge. Spotless, modern bathrooms, commercial-grade laundry. Dog owners were respectful of others. Well-situated for 20-30 minute drive into Twin cities. WiFi was adequate, Verizon data service was good, not great.
Would have rated this campground an 8 if not for the poor check-in experience and inadequate restrooms. The check-in clerk had no advice on the best approach to our site and could not read the camp map. The bath house is 1950s concrete and too small to accommodate the number of weekend campers. Stayed here for 4 days visiting the area. It is a visually appealing 3-season park. Approximately 75-80% are full-season patrons. The transient RVers and tent campers are isolated in the same general area but segregated from each other. Nearly 100% full with large family gatherings the weekend we were there. Quiet at night. Rained two nights straight; drainage was adequate. Site layout was good, plenty of room between them, easy to approach, grass "pads". Grounds are well maintained and utility quality good. Rate is for full hookup. Wi-Fi available at site for $5/ day extra from 3rd party. Free at office. Verizon signal adequate for data plans.
This is a small park that works well for large rig stop overs. Some are longer term workers in the area with neatly kept RVs. Very convenient for those visiting the area. Caters more to adults than families. Extremely clean and maintained to the point of being groomed. Good shade. There is a lot of development in the area. In five years the park will feel closed in by ticky tacky, but for now it is in the cornfields. Moderate water pressure in back ins. Poor in pull throughs. Water well occasionally produces some H2S gas. Power is moderately clean. Showers are ample, spotless and personalized with vanity and dressing areas behind closed doors. Wi-Fi is metered, so you are only going to get 0.150G down and ridiculously low uploads. Personal Verizon hotspot is excellent. All pads are incredibly small, wide only for rim to rim, mostly gravel. Good space between back ins, but quite close for the pull-throughs.
My rating is based on what the park is: A transit park, not a destination. (Note the name: ExpressRV). Situated almost ½ way between Tulsa and St. Louis (or Hannibal, our destination), it’s a perfect stop for those who don’t like to travel more than 300 miles a day and aren’t concerned with entertaining children. Is it LOUD, situated as it is at the intersection of two major highways carrying both interstate and local traffic surrounded by a half dozen fast food 'restaurants' ? Of course. But just turn on your HVAC fans and settle in. Walk over to El Charro restaurant for a very, very fresh Mexican supper. (Not the old, closed one facing the highway, but the one next to KFC.) Only thing that would have made this a 10 is cable and more mature trees: there is essentially no shade. The WiFi was easy to access and was a strong signal on my laptop, although my wife's iPad had the opposite.
We stopped here for three nights and used it as our base while visiting Tulsa, which is about 20 minutes away. Arrived on Friday. The camp was full by the end of the day, so got here by 2pm or so. During the week it was 1/3 full, so arriving on a weekday should be less stressful. If you want quiet, good space between units, and don't mind backing in, try to get a FCFS space in Green Country. No lake swimming access as the camp is fronted by a marina. Lake was way up, and there is a boat launch 50 yards away. All sites appear level with good approaches, concrete pads. Green County has nice tree cover on the outside of the loop, inside no cover for those who don't like to park under trees in storm-prone areas like Tulsa. There is another RV camp (turnoff right before Green Country) with pull-throughs. That camp, which costs the same and has WES as well, has much, much less space between units. Its plus, is direct lake access for swimming. It seems to attract young adults and teenagers with partying on their minds. Downside: others have complained about the noise of the train, which looks to be 1/4 mile away across open water. We noticed it as well when we scoped it out. Cannot comment on facilities since we didn't use any. The rating is based on the poor KP - trash everywhere. It appears that trash left behind from inconsiderate campers stays in place - no one on staff to pick it up. Very disappointing from that aspect. If they would KP the place, it would be at least a 9 from me because of the reasonable costs, full WES, level concrete pads, quiet, away from town but close enough to take advantage of Tulsa area offerings.
We camped at the Cedar Point campground, where there are no sewer connections but a dump on the way out. First come, first served, no reservations. By late Friday afternoon all sites were taken. The sites are well situated, good space between for the spaces on the first row on the lake. The next row has reasonable views and even more space than the first. Great shade trees. It was fairly windy (a steady 25+ MPH) the first two days, so we couldn't get out on the water, but the last day was perfect. If you like water sports, this is the place to stay when traveling between Amarillo and OKC. We rented a boat at the marina (pricey - $125 for 2 hours). History buff? Take a 1 1/2 hour drive to the Washita Battlefield NPS Monument. Great displays, knowledgeable staff. Would have rated higher if we had Wi-Fi and sewer. (Some reviewers say other camps on the lake have sewer but we didn't check them out.) Our Verizon iPhone hotspot worked well. Rate includes $1/ day Good Sam discount.
These comments are for the Mesquite campground, the last RV campground with 50 amp service on the park road. If you want to be 'in the action,' ask for a pad in Sagebrush, which is near the trading post and amphitheater. Pads are asphalt and mostly level port to starboard but have some slope bow to aft. Nevertheless easy to back in, good water pressure, reliable electricity. All sites have nice views with ample room between. An easy twenty or so miles from Canyon, Texas, where you'll find a superior museum about the area. If you like desert views and hiking, this is the place for you, but stay away during the brutal summer months and absolutely frigid winters. Had a tornado warning with the camp host rousting us from our beds at 12:15 a.m. They were prepared with instructions of where to take cover, etc. The ranger came after a while to let us know the situation and cancel the warning. So, go slow down the 15deg portion of the park road, watch for oncoming traffic, and enjoy your stay. Our rate includes park access fees for 2 people.
Good for an overnight stay, easy site access, friendly owners, the place to stay when visiting Lubbock. Lookes like mostly long-term stay, with the overnighters up front by the office. Small, clean dog park was a nice touch. No shade (park is 5 years old). Only drawback is heavy night train traffic with really energetic whistle blowers. Solved the problem with white noise from our HVAC fan running all night.
Convenient to Grand Lake and helpful staff. The power to the entire site was down without warning and internet access was unreliable. When it was up, it was good, but it went down and stayed down often
Park was nearly full, so we were lucky to have gotten one of the last sites, which was roomy enough compared to other parks in the area, especially those in town, that shoehorn you in. Clean bathrooms, attentive staff. Only used it as a base camp while we were off to experience the sights during the day, so no comment on the "RV park experience." Only drawback is they only take cash or check, no credit cards. Tough if you want to reserve a space while you are on the road a few days out.