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07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park has the prettiest gravel I have ever seen, in fact, the entire place is very neat and tidy and pretty. But there is a Stepfordian feel to it that made us rather uncomfortable. Hard to relax with all those rules and regulations posted every 5 feet offering a "bounty" for offenders. The dog walk (so highly praised a couple of reviews above) was admittedly nice but unusable after dark. I had to let my dog take a stealth pee in the gravel at about 5 a.m. luckily, no one saw and reported me, or I'd probably have been kicked out! And the sites were uncomfortably close together, even though we paid extra for a wide one. Since we were only there overnight, we didn't experience any of the problems that a few others have noted. And I must emphasize that the owners were very polite to us at check in. As noted, it IS a lovely park. I can understand why they are proud of it. But, the abundance of signs and rules made me feel like I was staying at a pleasant little detention camp. I could understand all those "thou shalt nots" if we were staying at their house for free, but we were paying customers. Note to J and H, unfortunately, when you're running a business, sometimes you just have to deal with the pesky public! And most businesses try to cater to the customer, rather than expecting the customer to cater to them. If you like things just so and are an unabashed nit-picker (or a former high school hall monitor) you will enjoy your stay greatly. If you're the type that tends not to wear your panties in a knot, then you probably would be more comfortable camping elsewhere.
06/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice, no-frills overnighter...not too fancy and catering more to the older rigs and trailers...but if you just want a good night's rest and no litany of rules thrown at you, this is a fine stop. Managers were friendly and helpful...showed us to our spot and sold us (would have let us borrow if we'd wanted) a converter since our spot was 50A. Sites are grass/gravel and pretty level...rather close together and no landscaping, but that's par for the course in West Texas. At the back end of the campground was a barbequeing and kids' play area. Not much there, but it did have grass and shade trees. No designated dog area, but the field behind the park is in process of being upgraded with more sites (supposed to include an enclosed dog run eventually), so the dogs were welcome to go back there. Showers and toilet areas are old and about the size of the ones in our rig, but they were clean, and an obvious attempt had been made to pretty them up with geegaws. Decent size pool looked clean, but it was locked up when we got there...assume it is only open when the office is. There's a large rec area by the office that has a few supplies plus tables/chairs/TV and some basic exercise equipment. Park was dusty and gravelly but, again, you're in West Texas...and if you like stark views, you can see for miles around you. After all the improvments are completed, this should be a pretty good little RV park (but need cable TV at a minimum). We'd stay again.
06/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Yes, it's a big blacktop parking lot and the spots are close together, but what do you expect from the back lot of a casino in the middle of the desert? We didn't want to mess with driving around LV (not the best traffic patterns in the world there!) so we went with convenience over beauty. The good: 1) there are a few oases of grass and nice big trees every row or so. Some are for people use only; the others are designated dog areas and have convenient dog bag dispensers mounted on posts...greatly appreciated. 2) The bathrooms were clean and tidy, with (apparently newly installed) revolving toilet seats covers that give you a fresh place to sit each time :~) 3) Extra credit points for a great lighted magnifying mirror in the ladies' room. 4) Pool looked inviting though we didn't have time to try it out. 5) Laundry was small but got the job done. 6) Well-lighted at night...maybe a bit too much light...and lots of security at all hours. 7) Big store selling mostly souvenirs and a few convenience items, snack, ice, etc. 8) Personnel were professional if not overly friendly. The bad (or annoying): 1) While there are several large enclosed gravel areas where dogs can run loose, they are basically only good to use early in the a.m. and at night...with all the rock and no shade, they are way too hot for day use. Though we understand the gravel, some sort of overhang to block the sun could be provided, making them more usable. And don't let your dogs walk on the asphalt in the afternoon or they will burn their paws! We had to carry or run them real fast from grassy spot to grassy spot when they needed to "go"...no way could we walk them during the day. 2) The dumpster was ALWAYS overflowing. Sheesh, they make enough money there...can't they afford an extra bin or three? 3) And they are picky about letting anyone in for repairs who is not on their "list". We limped in on a flat, and the only person who had the right tires and equipment to change it was 1.5 hrs out of LV. We had to get the manager's OK for them to come in...but when she called for herself to confirm that the approved repair houses could not help us out, she did agree they could come in. So, this one gets only a partial ding. Overall, if you don't mind the parking lot ambiance and the heat, this is a clean, convenient, professionally run campground. If our main reason to go to LV again was to gamble and wander the strip, we'd stay again.
06/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We arrived after dark and the office was closed, so we followed the directions on the office sign which said to pick a spot and pay in the morning. Sites were gravel and nicely level, and we didn't have any trouble pulling through. Since we were staying overnight only, we didn't have time to check out anything other than the dumpster (yay, not overflowing) and the laundry/restrooms area. It took a bit to I.D. the restrooms as such...they look like little private cabins, since they are raised well above the ground and have cute names on their doors. Each proved to be a private, self-contained powder room with shower...a much appreciated change from the usual group showers/toilets. The steps, ramp, and deck area (even the railings) around the restrooms and laundry have non-slip surfaces applied to the wood. Only complaint was the fact that the office was still closed when we left early in the a.m. and, as there were no rates posted, we weren't sure how much we owed! We simply went with the price as noted in the previous review and deposited it in the night box before going on our way. The rest of the trip, however, we wondered if we paid too much (or too little). We would overnight here again.
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