The sites are level but close together. We were in site #1 so we had an open side. Our neighbors were in a tent and a pop up camper so it didn't bother us. We were able to access the WIFI from our location. It was fun to feed the seagulls right outside our door. The beach is close by and was very clean. Very nice to ride bikes and walk on. We enjoyed Corpus and Port A. There is a laundry about 6 miles from the park which we full timers always appreciate. We put the fifth wheel on the Port A ferry to travel to our next location. That was a first for us but no problem at all.
We stayed here for 2 weeks which happened to be during spring break. This park is located away from the main activities. We could hear music until about 1:00 a.m. one time and on Easter weekend during the day for several hours. We didn't find that to be a problem. Getting into and out of the park is very tight. The spaces are close together but are level. If you can get site #1 or one on the other end you will have one open side which is nicer. The staff was very friendly but not very accommodating. We did ask about an empty space on the end but they said it was reserved although it wasn't used when we were there. We really liked the location for bike riding. The birding center is close with a nice boardwalk. The beach is just a short walk from the park and was very enjoyable. The Hilton Garden Inn is a short walk or bike ride. We had a good dinner and breakfast there. The park charges for Wi-Fi, but we were able to use the Convention Center's Wi-Fi across the street. There is a Farmer's Market on Sundays 11:00 to 1:00 about 3 miles north of the park which was great. We had a good time strolling the beach and drinking salty dogs made from the fresh grapefruits purchased at the farmer's market.
We stayed here for 2 weeks. We enjoyed the bike paths and also rode the paved roads. The volunteers stay several months in the winter and have been doing so for several years. They are a close group but are very welcoming to visitors. We were invited to game night and potlucks. The club house is large with lots of books, puzzles and DVDs as well as 2 washers and 2 dryers. The cost is $1.50 per load. The butterfly pavilion is a nice spot to walk around or sit. The staff was expanding WIFI to the campsites. However, it was painfully slow at 18 KB per second. Here are a few things we didn't like. The sites are very close to each other and are not level. They will be working on the leveling problem in June. The spaces are pull thru but are short and hard to navigate as they have tight curves. The closest town is Roma about 12 miles away. There you will find a big grocery store and restaurants. There is a little store about 2 miles from the park for bread and milk and such.
The sites here are a little close but we did meet friendly neighbors. There was a lot of trash in the brush behind our campsite. The cardinals, green jays, and squirrels were entertaining. There are no bike trails in the park but plenty of paved roads to ride on. They are in the planning stage for bike and nature trails. Lake Corpus Christi is down about 26 feet according to the locals. Mathis is close by and has an HEB grocery. We had lunch at Smolink's BBQ and thought it was very good.
We stayed in site #2 which is the only site besides the camp hosts that has full hookups. This park has several bike and hike trails. The trail through the palmettos is fun. Luling is close by. City Market BBQ is very popular. We ate lunch at Blake's which was very good. The oil museum run by the Chamber of Commerce between these two restaurants was interesting. Buc-ee's is on the way to Luling and is always a must stop.
The campsites are not very level and could use some work ,but we could see the lake from our site #84. The water level is down due to the drought. There are places to bike and hike, but the weather wasn't very good, so we didn't check out the trails. The nearby town of Early, TX, was very friendly. We had a good lunch at Humphries.
We enjoyed our stay here. The site was large with trees. The deer came to visit several times. Geocaches are hidden in the park which are fun to locate. A nice park for riding bikes and hiking. Buffalo Gap is nearby with quaint shops and the Buffalo Gap Museum. Abilene is about 20 miles travel if you want to shop at name brand stores.
We have stayed here several times and always enjoy it. There are lots of walking and biking opportunities. We were in site 4 and had very good Wi-Fi connection. We decided to stay 3 days longer than our reservation because of bad weather but had no trouble getting the extra days. It's about 20 miles to Roswell. Walmart, Sam's Club and many other shopping opportunities are available. In the summer time you can sometimes smell the dairies and have lots of flies.
Construction was being done on the roof of the building where the Wi-Fi internet connection was therefore there was no Wi-Fi available. Verizon internet does not work in the Hobbs area. They don't take reservations and we were unable to reach them by phone. However, we have stayed there 3 times and had no trouble finding a space. Since we had full hookups we did not use their restroom. There is a nice pond a short walk from the camping area. The ducks love to be fed. Walmart is less than 5 miles away. In the summer, drag racing is close by and can be noisy, but they shut down at 10:00 p.m.
THIS PARK IS CLOSING in October 2011 supposedly forever. The staff reports that budget cuts will have the park buildings and improvements torn down in the future. There are questions as to what will happen to the land. The lake is being drained and there are no limits on fish taken.
Good power. Cell phone is weak. Camp sites are surrounded by mesquite trees so you the views are limited. Mud dauber wasps where everywhere and quite a nuisance finding ways into the cabin and equipment. Texas requires an annual pass or daily entry fee in addition to camping fees.
Nice lake with plenty of trees. Cellphone not strong but OK. Voltage is low. The staff pretty disinterested. There is about a 5 mile drive to the camp site after entering park. Sites are not 1evel and paving old and rough. We stayed for 3 nights and would stay here again. Texas requires an annual pass or daily entrance fees.
Lots of sites right on the lake. Good fishing. Very busy park on the weekends. Interesting geology tour on the weekend is offered by the rangers. Great WiFi close to the restrooms. Texas censors what can be seen on their WiFi, and requires an annoying acceptance of their restrictions at least daily, which can shut down the link. Not very close to town.
Large well kept park with spacious sites and great views. The lake is almost gone so fishing is not possible. The locals say this used to be quite a park with a large lake. Good for biking and hiking now. Quick to get into town.
I agree with previous postings. The sand is not very fine, so even in a strong wind it is not too bad. Water was shut down for a few days because of broken pipes. The ranger would like to be a policeman, and rumor has it that he likes giving people a hard time both at the park and in town. I hear he likes to run radar in the park and wants you to know how may speed limit signs there are to see if you are a careful driver. He was on me for a minor infraction and threatening to write me up. This is a slow moving country and a fun place to explore but don't expect too much. Kind of like living on the moon.
This is our third visit to Bottomless Lakes. We love the area. It is quiet with lots of geology to explore. We like looking for Pecos diamonds in the area. Flies can be a problem anywhere in dairy country. Lots of safe bicycle riding opportunities. A protected wildlife area is available adjacent to the park. Staff is friendly but not intrusive. We'll definitely stay here again. $4 fee reflects annual camping pass.
WARNING. NC state parks incarcerate customers from dusk until after dawn, 8 am! The gates are LOCKED and no exit or entry allowed. Parking outside the gate and walking in will get your car towed. Failure to make it by by curfew results in violating park rules of not leaving your camp unattended over night! This is a completely unacceptable place to vacation!
A popular swimming area, some sites are tight and the roads are a little difficult to manuver, very steep entrance. Almost NO mosquitos! The two spaces on the north and south end are tucked into trees and very desireable. No WiFi in the parking space, only at the office. Voltage is low.
Park has lots of lake front spaces. Roads are narrow and in poor condition. Some spaces are very difficult to maneuver. Park staff including hosts were disinterested, so you are pretty much on you own to find a good spot which can be difficult because the park is quite spread out and not easy to drive through. 30amp service has low voltage and weak breakers. This is the first place we have kicked breakers.
If you need WiFi don’t come in on Monday because the office is closed and controls the access. Has nice beach access but you can’t quite see the Gulf from the camp sites. Salt spray gets to everything. No shade! Mosquitoes are rampant unless they have just sprayed. Lots of restrictions on the beach including no fires, however an open beach is close by. A little pricey and no shade.
If you don’t mind being locked in at night you may like this park. When checking in you are warned that after 10 p.m. you will be allowed to leave for emergencies but not allowed back in until 6 a.m. Lots of shade and lake access. Nice fragrance of mothballs sprinkled around the camp sites in an unsuccessful attempt to keep the mosquitoes at bay. Free firewood!
A surprise anthropological location just up the road that is very interesting! The park has real WiFi problems that the state of LA does not seem to want to fix. Most LA parks have excellent signal and this one does too BUT data transfer is limited to about a minute and then stops. Signal is great but no data. Quitting and restarting will get you another minute of data flow. The local staff are aware but no fix in site. The park has a great play area for children with flowing water and slides. In the brutal summer heat this is a great place to play. FHU sites have no shade to speak of. Shady sites are W&E only. Nice big lake nearby. Deep woods with spooky trails.
The price reflects the weekly rate of $100. Most area commercial parks seem to have outrageous prices so we were happy to find this park. Spaces were not too close when compared to commercial parks in the area. We stayed here for 2 weeks to explore the Tucson area. There are several RV parking areas in the fairgrounds. The westerly area has FHUs. The power (30A only) fluctuates and drops below 110V at times. Wi-Fi is open and strong. Sites are light gravel and get muddy when it rains. Staff was efficient and do take reservations. Some campers stay here to attend activities at the fairgrounds so there are often vehicles moving before dawn. We would definitely stay here again.
This area is on the edge of the Llano Estacado, the great flat plain that extends to Roswell NM. The red beds in the canyon contrast with the greenery to make some dramatic country. The miles-wide park offers fishing in Lake Theo, well maintained trails into the canyon and along the rim. Accommodations for horse people attract groups wanting to camp and ride. The Rails to Trails path is a bit rough, desolate and long for bikes. Staff was friendly but some were not well informed. The camp area is surrounded and closed in by mesquite thickets so you can't see the canyon from your RV but there is plenty of space between sites. Host site has full hookups when available but has a horizontal connection instead of normal vertical. Cell phone is weak but available. The grocery in Quitaque does not take credit cards.
The state of Oklahoma not very RV friendly. The rates are relatively high and rising, they have phased out discounts for longer stays and they do not take reservations so you have to call ahead if you want to be fairly sure to have a space. The main comfort station even charges for showers! Smaller free showers are available if you look. The park offers great hiking trails but rough for bikes. Biking on the roads is great though. The Wichita Mountains is a must if you are going to stay for awhile. There is a nice winery open on Sat afternoon only near Roosevelt. Meers Store is fun but burgers are overrated. There’s a reason we stopped eating Longhorn beef. If you search flickr dot com you can see photos of the park. Spots were close to level, easy to access, great views. No Wi-Fi at the sites but available at the HQ. Good cell phone. Seriously creepy bugs in some of the restrooms.
There are two sites some distance from each other; one paved and the other gravel. For a first time at the park, I got confused about where the RV parks were and didn't know that there are two sites. After doing a hard turnaround at the picnic area, I called the park and got directions. The paved area is north of the unpaved. Pads are concrete, level with plenty of space. Access is easy. No Wi-Fi. Good cell phone. Staff friendly. Very quiet. Some locals seem to drive through the park at night but the people of Beaver OK are very friendly. Voltage was good and stable. Not at all busy at in the fall. No bugs.
Seminole Canyon SP. “Big sky” explains it all. Lots of quiet and dark sky. Weather was pleasant in the early spring. Park staff are friendly and helpful. Sites are large and spread out. The historical tour is typical and interesting for those who have not seen similar ones throughout the southwest. No Verizon coverage anywhere for 30 miles. Comstock is little more than a wide spot in the road with a good restaurant. Del Rio (40 miles away) has what you need but not much for the tourist. The recreation area lake is huge if boating is your thing.
BJ’s. If you like living in the desert, (which by some opinions is Butte-Ugly) this spot is as good as any and has good value. The manager is very friendly and easy going. The park is quiet with easy access and everything you need including laundry. If you like highfalutin big rigs, rich Texans and asphalt pavement go down the road but if you like a fair price in a nice park, BJ’s is just fine. They use fossils, petrified wood and geode debris in their planters here. There was good cell phone coverage and free Wi-Fi somewhere close by. Quoted rate is based on week stay.
We camped here for 4 days. No full hook ups were available for us at the time. Staff was efficient but not particularly friendly. They failed to inform us that Wi-Fi was available at the lodge in the park and instead told us about the library in town. Sites were paved, fairly large and nicely laid out. Charcoal fires were allowed even though dry conditions prevented ground fires. Very nice hiking in the area. I had cell phone coverage with my Motorola in Space 59. Fort Davis is a friendly small town worth visiting. Javalina, a fox and deer walked through the camp at dusk. We definitely would stay here again.
We camped here for 2 weeks. The area is quiet and beautiful. Great for climbing on rocks. Interesting history. Volunteer guides are religiously dedicated. We might stay here again. The park is dedicated to preservation and not to guests. Controls seem excessive and unnecessary. 1/3 of the park is open for exploration without guides but the number of visitors is restricted at any one time. How does this protect anything? Are 1/3 of the petroglyphs expendable? Are people going to respect them because there is a limit to the number of visitors? Walking on the trails is restricted to single file lest one step on sacred desert soil. The park gates are closed after 6 p.m. and the staff neglected to tell us that the gate code is changed every Monday. We had a nice stay at La Quinta in El Paso at the State's expense. WiFi is available but shut off at night and on weekends. You must agree to certain terms each day before connecting. Some state-defined "no no" URLs are blocked. Restrooms are "one holers" and one shower each so there can be a wait in the mornings. The Park caters to young rock climbers that come from all over the world. RV campers are accommodated mostly as a necessity.
A somewhat remote with desert like surroundings. Looks like a party lake in the summer but quiet and peaceful this fall. Reported to be very windy at times. Upside: Lots of space, close to the lake, reasonable services at Logan NM a few miles away, efficient park staff, full hook ups when hosts are gone. Downside: tons of goat heads and mosquitoes, no cell phone, not much to see or do in the area, fishing not good, only stocked with walleye.
This park is a real surprise. You wouldn’t believe that this canyon is hidden on rolling plains and volcanic lava flows. Prime attraction are dinosaur tracks and the lure of record sized walleye. Upside: Extremely friendly and helpful staff, quiet remote location but close enough to town and necessities, interesting nature trails, RV spots are close to water, space 1 has 50A service, bald eagle resident in the winter. Downside: no cell phone service, no black water dump, only one flush toilet in men’s room, bathrooms not very clean, lake is closed to fishing in winter.
Confirming this is a fine park. Great fishing, hiking, quiet, beautiful, 2 sites with full hookups when the hosts are gone. Downside: No cell coverage except one spot by the showers. Showers are a mile down the road. Only vault type restrooms at the Alice Campground but they are clean. Upside: fishing, quiet, friendly staff and hosts, mail service at the visitor center.
Storrie Lake isn’t much to look at on the surface but is quiet pretty close to the water. It is popular with the local community but spaces are far enough apart on the south end to be comfortable. The north end has more action. There is a small area for rigs under 26 feet on the south west side which attracts longer term campers. Upside: Close to town and stores but far enough to feel country. Well maintained. Lots of things to see including National Forest, historic Las Vegas and mountains. Cell phone coverage is good. Downside. The staff is efficient but we found them unfriendly to outsiders. The park is close to houses. Probably because of proximity to town, the gates are closed at sunset and unlike other parks, the combination will not be shared with residents and the walk can be long at night. We didn't attend evening activities in the area because of this. Main showers are closed at night and all are closed for winter months.
We camped here for 3 weeks. Located down stream from Heron Lake, this is less used and smaller park. High country is green and cool. Positives: Absolutely beautiful, close to lake, extreme stars, friendly staff, good fishing and boating, not crowded, quiet, nice trails. Negatives: no cell phone coverage, no full hookups, somewhat noisy on the weekends at night, Chama grocery is closed for reconstruction, only basic supplies are available. Closest full service store is about 50 miles away at Dulce, Espanola or Alamosa.
We stayed two weeks at the Cottonwood Campground below the dam located on the San Juan River. The east end is very wooded and the west end more open if you need satellite. The camp is designed for fishermen. We were going to stay at the main campground but the road is steep, narrow and long and the camp sites were crowded. Downside: mosquitoes, no Verizon service, the staff was taken by 'surprise' so the park ran out of water on one weekend and had to close one of the comfort stations, 2 miles of very very rough dirt road leads to the park, roads from Aztec leading to the park are heavily traveled by heavy trucks and is in poor shape, quiet time is NOT enforced, no showers. Upside: tons of hummingbirds, plenty of space, beautiful area with close access to the well stocked river, nice winery close by, two comfort stations, small grocery and tackle shop in Navajo Dam, quiet during the week, good place to explore Indian ruins.
Cell phone coverage is good. Road to park is very steep but manageable. There is NO water at the sites. Our reserved site had NO ELECTRICITY because it had been damaged some time ago and no effort has been made to repair it. The reservation service failed to mention either the water or electric issue. Fortunately, the host site is open for first come so we were lucky enough to secure that and enjoy the only full hook ups at the park. Only two showers for the park and one of them squirts water for only 1 second per push. Staff is friendly but “unable” to fix this problem although we’ve seen other park crew do just that. Closest shopping is in Grants, about 20 miles away. The park is at 7500 feet so days are comfortable and nights cool. Summer weekends are busy. Many groups stake out portions of the beach for weekends. Fishing was not good but the lake is nice for boating. The area is very interesting with many things to see including Mt. Taylor, Zuni Mountains, El Malpais and Indian ruins. Be sure to visit the NM Visitor Center in Grants.
We stayed 11 days in the Palomino campground with full hookups. Caballo is excellent for boating, fishing, bird watching and scenery. The campgrounds were clean and the hosts available now. Quite busy but not crazy on the weekends but quiet during the week. The park is stark with lots of gravel, close neighbors, small trees and very hot in the summer. No fires were allowed even though there is NOTHING to burn anywhere near the campsites. (One rule fits all.) We would stay here again if we wanted to be on the water, otherwise no.
Located at 8479 Alameda Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79907. This is an older park mostly used for long term for both RVs and mobile homes. It is located on the Mission Trail in the older part of the city with the Old Mexico flavor. We stayed here for 3 weeks and used it to explore the area. We found it very quiet, well lit, controlled and maintained, stable with a safe feeling. It is not a resort nor is it pretty (it is desert) but offers real value. The very friendly and informative manager lives on site and maintenance is very prompt. Shopping and restaurants are close by with easy access to I-10. Laundry is on site. We would stay here again when the weather is cooler.
We stayed here 3 weeks in a 5th wheel. Park is very quiet during the week surrounded by farming. Weekends get busy with locals but not objectionable. Cell phone coverage is good, 2-3 bars. There is at least one full hook up available. The trees can be a hazard to RVs since some are in pretty bad shape. Restrooms old, pretty clean but no soap. Lots of birds. Ground fires are allowed. Occasional dairy smells. There are very beautiful walks through the woods along the Rio Grande with some good fishing spots. Fishing is poor but there are fish. A short trip west on HW152 is a must. Goes over the mountains to the west in a high curvy road so don't take an RV. The town of Truth or Consequences is okay for most essentials but gouge on gas prices. Lots of hot mineral springs there for a soak. There is a good restaurant in Arrey serving local chile. We look forward to staying again.
Remote desert environment which is interesting for someone unfamiliar but but stark. Nice nature trail from camp to ranger station. Very windy in the spring. I suspect the area would be very uncomfortable in the summer. Cell phone coverage is good. Warnings are posted not to eat the fish from the lake since they have DDT. Host was moderately disinterested. Ranger staff are friendly and helpful. Carlsbad has very nice stocked lake for fishing and recreation. Very interesting area for geology study.
We stayed here for 3 weeks. Plenty to do and see. Great biking and hiking on the road and off road bike trail. Interesting geology. Water is very hard with some iron in it. Well run park and very friendly hosts. Dairies in the area add some odor sometimes. Roswell is not too far and had everything we needed, Sam's Club, Super Center, free museums, nice bike trails. We ignored the UFO stuff. Cell phone coverage is a little weak. No fish in the park, all died because of algae.
This is NOT a state park in spite of the listing. It is owned and run by the Belen Schools. We stayed for a week and were the only campers. A funny park with lots of potential but one big problem. Electricity is all screwed up, bad grounding with voltage fluctuating from 80V to 120V. I was afraid to run electric motors or sensitive equipment. No showers. Bathrooms clean enough but no lights at night. Maintenance person was unconcerned but very friendly. Phone is not always answered and no recorder. No BW dump but free one is located in Belen. Very quiet. Located on the west bank of the Rio Grande. Nature walk through the bosque. Fishing in the irrigation ditches. Farm land surrounding. Few miles from town. Payment is cash only and on honor system.
We spent 13 weeks here this winter. Sites are very close together. WiFi now available in the office only. Water pressure is extremely high so use your reducers! Upper lever is fairly quiet but some I-40 noise is unavoidable. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Nice library and game room. Great views of the mountains and nice trails to explore through the local woods. Lots of birds at my feeder. High altitude means very cold camping in the winter. 50A service worked great. National Forest withing biking distance.
We stayed for a couple of weeks at Oasis. It is situated so that you really get the feeling of being alone on the wind swept Great Plains. There are huge skies and sand dunes to explore. The interesting Blackwater Archeology Site where the Clovis Culture was discovered is a couple of miles away. The park is in what used to be the Brazos River in ancient times. There is usually a stocked fishing pond but it is under re-construction at this time but no work was done while we were there. Cell phone coverage is good. Towns are close but out of sight. Seldom traveled roads are good for bike riding. The staff is responsive. On site mail delivery. Detractors: flies and occasional stink from the local dairies, restrooms are modern except they SMELL AWFUL, lots of wasps in the fall!
We enjoyed the park for 2 weeks. Beautiful. Very quiet during the week. Bathrooms were clean and maintained. Great lake access. Fishing was good with carp, perch, bass and walleye taken. Park host was absent but not missed. Ranger was friendly, lax on posting reservation signs. Great cell phone coverage. Sites are very large and graveled. Water is very hard. Lots of mosquitoes, flies, bats and deer.
Nice views. Quiet and uncrowded during the week. Filled up on the weekend. Enough space between sites so a little noise is not objectionable. Dump station is about a mile away from the A loop. Bathrooms are not cleaned regularly. We've been here for a week. They were clean when we came in but haven't been touched since, even though someone signs off on them each day. Camp host mostly stays in his RV. Very little contact with anyone working for the State. Everyone is friendly. Mostly one nighters with a few staying to fish a couple of days. Nice trails. I measured 115 volts. Cellphone coverage is marginal but mostly reliable.
Spaces are very close together. Freeway noise is obvious. Surrounded by nice undeveloped space and close to national forest access for bicycling adventures. Staff is very helpful and friendly. We stayed in the upper loop which has less freeway noise. A few permanent residences. Needs WiFi. Nice library and meeting room. Well maintained paths through the woods. Lots of fossils to be found in the area.
Park is well maintained. Lots of trees. Quiet and safe even though it is located in a high crime area. Good sized spaces. Some have grass which you are expected to water and cut. Many permanent residences. Management is unfriendly and un-accommodating. We almost didn't go there because we were made to feel unwelcome but once we went in we were there for a year. Management nickel and dimes everything. Charges extra for an indoor pet, extra car, not mowing your grass, etc. Parking is sparse. Water may be shut off without notice. They claim to have WiFi but it is totally useless since it doesn't reach 50 feet from the office. Management knows but won't spend the money to fix it. $100 discount for 6 mo lease.