This RV park is bare bones. Only has electrical/water/sewer. Sites are level enough, gravel and grassy. It is not very well kept-up campground, but reliable. It's right on the northbound US Hwy 75, (2) miles south of Calera, OK. Truck traffic from US 75 is very close, but it didn't bother me sleeping. It is somewhat of a challenge figuring out how to enter the park from US 75, but the entry is just north of the BIG $12 sign. You have your pick of many sites. Just a few are lakeside though. It's pricelist is: $12 night, and $13 night for big rigs. $80 week. The lockbox and envelopes and pricelist are at the entry drive. If after 10 pm, or so, fill out and pay as you enter. The on-site manager's trailer is easy to pick out. The owner is friendly and usually here at the RV park. There is a lake you can picnic/relax and fish at for free if you are a customer. Not all sites have working basics. You may have to go to another site if all systems are not working. I have stayed here twice. Last summer for (5) nights, and January 2012 (2) nights. If you just want a good price like me: this is the RV park for you.
Cheap, however they've gone up to $15 a night - convenient to I-35 and downtown Gainesville, Texas. Walking distance to public library, (2 blocks) downtown historic square, (4) blocks, fast food dining, (2) blocks. You have to 'guess' which motorhome the park host is in. Very poor planning on that end. No signage whatsoever, cluing you in to find host to pay. Only downsides were way too close to Interstate traffic - you hear trucks from 200 yards away 24/7, and most of the RV park street lights are burned out. Spooky at night for that reason. I liked the RV park better when it was only $10 a night with a lockbox where you pay on the honor system much better. The park host is somewhat of a pest to get your payment on-the-spot when you arrive by chasing down to the site you select on your own. She did this to me the second night when I pulled in after doing some sightseeing around the area. Dumping fee only is $10. So, you might as well spend the night. The price is right, and that is my main concern when on the road.
I was authorized for this stay only at $5 per night, because I originally stopped to only get water and dump my holding tanks. The office said that $15 is the going rate to dump holding tanks, but I reminded the agent that Flying J and Love's going rate is $5. The agent was kind enough to tell me I could stay the night too, since they were not busy hardly at all, and to deposit the money/check in the envelopes provided in the lock box at the office. The sites are back-in, with water, electric, and sewer at most sites. It is serve yourself, and they rely on your honesty in paying at the lock box. There are street lights all over the place, and I felt safe here. I am bare bones only, so that is why I rated it 10/10. I only seek low priced RV parks, and only want the basics; water/electric/sewer. They do not have restrooms or showers.
Excellent COE park. My Class C was no problem negotiating the roads. Not all sites level - you have to hunt for one that is level enough for you. I arrived after dark - not a good idea. Too hard to easily get from Hwy. 7 into the park when dark, and then a five mile or so drive to the sites, although the roads are good. No water at each site. There are water stations for drinking water and doing your dishes or getting a bucket of water every 5-10 campsites or so. You have better filled your fresh water tank on the way in. There is a dump and fresh water across from gatehouse where you pay on your way in. They accepted credit card. $18.00 for me, not old enough for the Golden Passport 62 years of age deal. Slept well. Be careful, Park Ranger warned of Copperhead snakes by the water - and I saw a dead Water Moccasin on the road during my morning walk. Other campers had dogs - so they allow them. I'll be back here too!
Another thumbs UP for Four States RV Park! Asphalt paved, spacious, water and sewer hook-ups at each site. They accept cash or check only. Good Sams discounted rate: $18.00. $20.00 without per night. 30AMP & 50AMP at each site. There is NO cable TV, we're talking bare bones - which is what I like and clean, which is what I like too! Basically a spacious parking lot, operated by the Kiwanis Club. One of the employees very helpful and courteous - easygoing. Just off I-30 and go south on Hwy. 245 exit south on your left. You have to go south to Arkansas Blvd. exit, then come back north over the over pass and turn north on the access/feeder road. No Wi-Fi! Quiet and serene, with a distant train tracks about 1.5 miles south Union Pacific that sooths you as it passes a couple crossings. A definite winner in Texarkana, Arkansas side. I'll stay here every time, just pull in and pay at your leisure. The hours are from 4 PM to 7 AM on weekdays, and 24-hours attended on weekends.
Unfortunately, my stay was a miserable one. The site employee specifically stated over the phone the day before I arrived, that they accepted credit cards. The "volunteer" on duty over the weekend stated that "the computer was down," so they could not accept credit cards - which turned out to be a falsehood. The computer was "not down," so I had to go through the hassle of writing a check each day which is a pain. The park employee argued with me that the park volunteer had not lied, and that they wouldn't trust anyone with the computer but the park employee. What a joke! Like it's my fault for their bumbling antics. I told the employee that the volunteer could not be trusted because of telling the lie about the computer. The first night the neighboring site had a bonfire (92* degree day - like you need a fire?!) Smoke billowed into my coach's roof A/C from the bonfire. I called the gatehouse and naturally there was no one to take the call, nor did they return my call. Other than the lying of the volunteer about payments, and two dogs wandering the campsites - one of them a dangerous looking Pit Bull running loose, it was somewhat an enjoyable stay. The price was right - if nothing else. The non-riverside sites are $18 and the riverside.view sites are $20. The 62 and older price is a flat $10 a day.
24 hour overnight security guard - would accept only cash - $12.00 as a senior citizen. I was the only coach in the entire park - serene. In the morning there was no one at the office to give me a receipt. Security guard was not authorized to make one when checking-in. The parks commission supervisor happened to be just leaving and made one for me. Wireless cell phone - no problem getting signal. Stayed in site #57 which was literally 60 yards from the Mississippi River - beautiful views of tugboats and barge river traffic. Fire Ring on each site - already loaded with small cut limbs/kindling. Bring firewood and you'll be right at home. If you like Winter camping - this one's perfect for you. BBQ in-ground on each site. Shade trees everywhere! Three story observation deck directly on-the-river.
There is no problem here in a Class C. There are all gravel roads - BBQ pits at every site. There are night lights at every site - night touch. It is 1/2 block south of I-10 - no Interstate noise. There is friendly staff. There is no pool. 3 or 4 OK restaurants are nearby. Whataburger fast food is directly across street and Dairy Queen is next door. There are trees - always good. The WiFi comes and goes.
There is a clubhouse with a TV for kids. There is a porch on the front of the clubhouse overlooking the bay. There is no swimming pool. There is a coin laundry on the premises. The Wi-Fi signal was excellent! I stayed here in a Class C, so I had no problem negotiating any site that was available. Yes, the sites are smallish, but adequate. I paid the daily rate of $25. Most of the sites are permanent resident 28' or so travel trailers, where the occupants live in San Antonio, or such and spend the weekends here. There are nice residents and nice managers. The owner lives in a trailer on the premises. The weekly rate is $160 & the monthly rate is $225, both plus $0.17 per kilowatt hour. I would definitely spend my next visit here. Yes, the sites are small, but the price is right, and the Aransas Bay is directly across the street. The pier is very long, and has a shop to buy your bait at. There are three good restaurants within walking distance, and an HEB grocery and Wal-mart Supercenter are exactly 1 mile away. How sweet it is to stay!