This is a great find if you want to stay in the North Dallas Metro area. The park is secure (gate closes at night, but you have a code to get in and out). There's a "holding area" if you arrive after gate is closed. The site was level, most sites are back up, they are spaced widely apart, lots of trees in the area and family friendly. We got great signals on our Verizon & AT&T phones. The park has weekend activities apart from just an RV park. We will most definitely stay here again.
We did not stay at this park, but wished we would have. I couldn't get reservations. This is just 30 yards from the river, so you're staying in a riparian ecosystem, but this is also close to Daniel's Ranch which is a birders' paradise (peregrine, vermillion flycatchers, even some ducks). We inspected the hook-ups and nice roomy sites, all paved. Sites 1-12 are on the river side, the rest of the sites are on the bird side. The river side does not have a view of the water, but of the growth by the river. This is a beautiful site and lots of wildlife, for this area. But you have to make reservations early.
Deer Run Campground is the only part of the park with full service. There are many other RV sites that are lakeside, but not full service. The rumor is that the back sites at Deer Run (that back up to the wooded area) are to be remodeled this winter 2013-2014), which would make them great sites so that your RV can back up to the wooded area. With a window bird feeder on the back window of your RV you could have an excellent view of birds and wild life. Otherwise there's a middle row with wooded views, and the row closest to the lake which has a nice view of the lake shore over a well-maintained lawn. Deer Run has approximately 25 sites (3 w/o sewer but the rest are full hookups), Cypress Row has 25 sites (no sewer, most 30 Amp, no 50 Amp) and they are all lakeside while Gobbler Run has 42 sites (30Amp & water only). You can call ahead and check the occupancy - some weeks it's crowded and some it's not. You're lucky if you get one bar on Verizon or AT&T but in the middle of the parking lot for the Marina, you can get good service! Rate reflects old folks discount.
Sequoyah Bay State Park is different from Sequoyah State Park. Western Hills is in Sequoyah State Park, but there are campgrounds other than Western Hills. Seminole and Choctaw campgrounds have full service, while Choctaw has a lot of 50 amp sites. I didn't see any 50 amps at Seminole, but big 5ers there so some were 50 amps. The closer you get to the water, there are no sewer sites. Limited (3 or 4 bars) Verizon and AT&T. Sites were more organized and modern on Seminole than Choctaw. The Seminole sites are on the East side of water (for great sunsets). Choctaw sites are on right side (for great sunrises). Sites are easy to negotiate, although most are back-in sites, some in Seminole and Choctaw are lake side, about 30 yrds from lake's edge. Admin note: Western Hills now called Sequoyah Lodge
We stayed at Fern campground, but we drove through all the RV sites at Beavers Bend State Park. Fern, Acorn and Buckeye are the RV campgrounds with electricity & water, but none have sewer. Fern sits up higher on the banks of the Little Mt. River and is closer to the "Beavers Bend" of the river and has very huge sites (practically four sites to one RV), while both Buckeye and Acorn are more level with the river, further downstream and spaced a little tighter. Both parks get A+ on views. Fern was very hard to get into (we're 26') because of the road culvert in relation to the site. Recommend Fern for shorter RV's (if you're a pro a fifth-wheel, but very hard for a motor home in Fern). While Acorn and Buckeye can handle both easily. All three sites I had 3 or 4 bars on my AT&T, while DH's (Dear/Damned Honey/Husband) Verizon had no bars. Warning: the local provider is stingy with service and although AT&T gets bars, there's a limit, go over it and the local provider will kick you off. I took a look at the showers, and they were clean, but old and in need of update (this is reason for 9 rating and not 10). Rate reflects old-folks discount.
The only reason for the 9 not 10 rating is no sewer, but most state. parks don't have sewer. Great view from back window of RV, backed up to river where pelicans, cormorants, egrets, ducks and other water fowl are busy catching fish. In November, Sandhill cranes are here in the tens of thousands on the lake by the Eagle Roost Trail (at the Nat'l Refuge north of the state park). Sites are widely spaced, cement slabs with fire ring and free-standing grill, water and electricity only, but there is a dump by the entrance to park. In the fall the trees are beautiful colors. We stayed in site #5 and had pretty good cell service, but most sites don't have decent service. Site #20 is closest to the dam where all the pelican action is. We will definitely return again.
This was an overnight stop on the way up to Yellowstone. It's an adequate park, gravel, and fairly level, and the employees were fairly helpful. We will probably stay here again, but not for a long stay.
Maybe I was excited about staying close to a historical site, and disappointed at the layout of the park. They cram visitors in so tight there is literally no space between RVs. It's rather complicated how folks are spaced in here too. When we went to our site, it was occupied and had to drive around the park again to find another one. The sites are all gravel, and for this location is probably one of the best available (we've stayed at others that were not as good). The Wi-Fi is good, the cable is good (once you figure out the channel line-up). We wold probably stay here again, but it would be for a short stay - overnight or two nights at most. They accept Good Sam discount.
This is our favorite place to stay in Yellowstone. We're photographers and are in mostly the Northern Tier, so this is a great location for us. The sites are level, gravel, a few trees, with some sites on the Yellowstone River for a great view (and sound) of the river. If you're interested in a river view, call early (they start accepting reservations April 1), because employees from Yellowstone (Xanerra employees) stay here and the park fills up quickly, but it's worth it to make this effort. It's big rig friendly, pet friendly, clean bathrooms and laundry, and the caretakers make a good effort at keeping the property in good shape. The only problem I have is that the Wi-Fi is iffy at best. It's best during the day when no one is there, but since we were out mostly during the day, this made it hard to upload pictures. For a full-service park, this is your best bet in the northern part of Yellowstone.
Before the season, your best bet. Other parks are available, but fewer services and further away from Grand Teton. This is an adequate park, and the high price is based on the location - it is close to Grand Teton National Park. They charged my credit card at the time of reservation (never done before), and when I checked in charged me for an extra day and at full price (they give a AAA Discount). I had to ask for refund. The Snake River is behind the park, but covered by willows. If you take the time, walking through there you will find many birds.
First 2 weeks of November major bird migratory path is Great Salt Plains Lake and Park. We saw thousands of Sandhill Cranes, also 3 mating pairs of bald eagles in park, saw 5 immature eagles and heard owls regularly, couldn't see them. The lake is very low and has silted in and needs to be dredged, but the wildlife still love the lake and there is a lot there to see and enjoy. The campground is excellent but lost on two points: no cell (which is really not their fault, but you need to know AT&T has no bars), the dump station fills up fast and drains slowly, so be careful here. Otherwise the park was fine, nice concrete slab that are level, good electrical and water hook ups, park is clean is crowded on the weekends and park rangers are evident and available. You park your RV and the park ranger will come by and get the fee for your RV. I would stay here again (we plan to come back when the birds migrate through again.) We parked in the River Road
Yes, this is a basic site, and it's gravel and level, but for fishing this is a great location. Only reason for not 10 on rating (basic). We used Abe's for fishing and excellent guides. Restaurant close. Internet is "throttled" but only because they are limited in band width. Few bars on AT&T and Verizon. But staff was very accommodating and helpful with cell & internet service. Would stay here again.
Stayed here one night on return trip. Called ahead to make reservations - were waiting for us when we arrived after hours. Gravel sites, fairly level, nice on the phone, easy access in and out of I-40.
Only reason this isn't a 10 is that the site has gravel surfaces, so needs a little leveling. Location was great for Bryce & Grand Staircase Escalante Nat'l Monument. We traveled to both and to Kodachrome St. Park - all easily accessible - just looking at other locations thought they were either very crowded and jammed or not full services. Staff was fine, not overly friendly. Wi-Fi is spotty, AT&T & Verizon were both low-bars. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.
We stayed here for almost 2 weeks and used this as our base for areas around Zion. It's not closest RV Park to Zion, but it is very clean, very well kept and attended, and staff is very friendly and helpful. The price reflects the nice conditions and they do a good job of catering to customers as much as possible. The price reflects discount for length of stay, so ask for price break if you are staying a while. We traveled Zion and outside Zion so this was a great location for us. We would definitely stay here again when we return to this area.
Inside a national recreation area, this park has remarkable accommodations. The price reflects this. Sites are level, excellent hook-ups, even lit for late night arrival, great wi-fi, and we just happened to have a great lake view. Real effort made to have great planting and nice surroundings around each site. We will definitely stay here again.
A small but nice little state park. Rustic and some sites in need of repair. (We had to move to get electric to work), but plenty of sites to pick from. Sites are shaded and view of lake from site (not next to lake where we are). Camped here at Deer Run which is only campground that has full hookups. Other sites have water & electric but no sewer, some only have water. Park personnel are friendly and helpful. Rate reflects Senior discount. Deer Run has sewer hookups for most sites with electric and water for all. The woodland site has a few 30 amps, but some in need of repair. The lake side have recently been up-fitted with all 50 amp. Middle row has always been 50 amp. Like the park, will be back when it's cooler. Great lake to fish in. Lots of birds and deer in area.
There is a reason old wagon trains would stop here on the way to California. It is a cool shady respite from the hot, dry prairie, even in summertime. There is a babbling brook to the side of the site. The sun sets at 5 pm rises at 10 am because the sites are in the bottom of the canyon. Great little hiking trails. Sites are flat and lots of shade, well maintained, and nice facilities for a state park. There is a steep road with hairpin curves to get to the campsite. Would stay here again.
This is the site closest to the northern entrance to Yellowstone, but sites are very small, not well maintained, there is a walking area for pet, but not supposed to let them walk elsewhere. If you're a medium or small rig parked in between two big ones, it's very tight. Were not friendly. For us, the only thing it had going for it was the location closest to Yellowstone. We won't stay here again.
Wow! Got a river site and we look out and watch the osprey & eagles catch fish all day long. We're photographers, so this was an excellent site. It is .7 miles from the North Entrance to Yellowstone. Read on other reviews that Xanterra employees stay here - for me that was good recommendation, but does stay filled up, however toward end of August, begins to thin out. Friendly & helpful with hookup and sites are easy to navigate and pull into. Playground for kids, all Wi-Fi coverage (this is new). Very easy, very nice and friendly - couldn't ask more. Only reason this isn't a 10 is this is my first review.