It looks like this was once a nicer-looking facility than it is now. there's a bit of a run-down appearance to things. It's a pleasant setting with lots of old, large trees for shade, and all grass below - no underbrush. The staff is great. the day manager checked us in at the office and then escorted us to our river-front site. The electric hookups leave a lot to be desired. there was no breaker on the 30-amp outlet so you have to plug in "hot". There was also a 50-amp outlet which did have a breaker, but all the wiring for it was exposed. Bathrooms are kept locked. one needs to put down a refundable $5 deposit to get a key. It's a great place to watch all the barge traffic up and down the river.
This is a real gem of a park operated by the Red River Water Commission. The park is about 12 years old and is in excellent shape. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Usually campground Wi-Fi systems don't work too well; this free setup worked like a champ. The showers were clean and the bathhouse has a small laundry room with a free washer and dryer. If interested, you can walk out to Lock and Dam #3 Control House, knock on the door and the friendly folks inside will give you a tour of the local control room. $32 is perhaps a bit on the high side, but the park does honor the Golden Age Pass for half-price; $16 is a great deal for a campground of this caliber. It's a popular spot so reservations are recommended.
The Landing is one of three city-operated RV parks in Iraan and is the nicest of the three. Some trees have been planted and there is a some grass. Sites are widely-spaced so you're not right on top of your neighbor. The park was full with what were obviously long-term tenants, so we were unable to stay the night.
Alley Oop is one of 3 city-operated RV parks in Iraan. It's located on the northwest side of town beside Alley Oop Park. It's a small area with 10 sites, 5 are pull-throughs and the other five are along the edge of the perimeter road. It's a little tight for the larger rigs. When we visited, the park was full with obviously long-term tenants and we were not able to spend the night.
There are 3 city-operated campgrounds in Iraan. The oldest is Alley Oop, located on the northwest side of town with 10 sites. The Landing is located on the southeast side of town near the airport and has 12 sites. Rocky Top is just around the corner from The Landing and has 14 sites. Rocky Top appears to be newest of the three and is nothing more than a large parking lot. The Landing is the nicest, with some trees and grass. Alley Oop is a bit more run-down than the others and is smaller - not suitable for big rigs. The Landing and Rocky Top can both handle the largest rigs. Overnight fee for all three is $12. At the time we visited, all three were completely full with obviously long-term tenants and we were not able to stay the night.