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10/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
I needed to be in the area for RV repairs and picked this CG as an RON (remain over night). There are only a handful of pull thru sites, but I wasn't towing so took a back in. No issues with parking my 38 footer. Sites are concrete and well spaced. The park sits between the interstate and a major highway so there is road noise, but then on the positive side there is easy access. The Guadalupe River fronts a portion of the CG, but there are only half dozen or so sites that have direct access to it. Check in was good and I was asked the age of my RV. It doesn't meet their website posted, 10 year old requirement but I supposed it looked good enough for me to stay. All utilities worked well, no problems with the WiFi, and Verizon 4G signal was good. The connect plug was there, but I didn't check cable. There's no trees to block satellite signals. I did not use the bathhouse facilities, but they were clean. There isn't much kids stuff, so Family Friendly is borderline. But, since there wasn't a total lack of it , so I gave it a yes. Despite the amenities, this is not a "Resort." It's more like a really good, convenient stop over with lots of nearby businesses that one might need. They offer several discounts; although, it's still a bit pricey. Mine was military.
09/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is another west Texas CG catering to oil field workers and permanents but most have fairly new rigs so there wasn't a run down look to the park. Being close to I-20, it makes a good RON (remain over night) but that also makes for plenty of road noise and a lack of amenities such as picnic table, fire ring, etc. The short road leading to the CG is wash-boarded and a terrible drive, but the park doesn't own it. Go slow. All sites are gravel, level, and enough space to park your vehicle beside the RV. Utilities were good and WiFi was strong and fairly fast. Satellite reception would not be a problem, but the park has an excellent, long list of cable channels for viewing. VZW 4G cell service was available. A staff member stayed a bit after closing to get me checked in. Good customer service. My only real complaint is that they have way too many speed bumps. Some are high enough to make it difficult to roll over without badly rocking the RV. Rate is with Good Sams discount. It is probably best to make a reservation since the park was completely full.
09/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
We previously stayed here about 5 years ago and enjoyed the visit. Except for a nationally known CG a few miles down the road, it could be considered the best option for a park in Carlsbad. The sites and access roads are generally convenient for any sized rig. There are minimal amenities so it is not a destination park, but the utilities work well. If you don't make reservations, it's a gamble to get one of the FHU sites. Even if you don't, it's a convenient CG to Carlsbad Caverns and the price is right for a couple of days.
09/2014
rating [ 1/10 ]
We were looking for an RON (remain over night) place and thought this would do. We drove into the CG and found that it was the ultimate description of a sardine can type park. There had been a hard rain in the area for a couple of days and this place was a mud ball because of it. The website pictures are deceiving. I squeezed into one of the only unoccupied sites and found that I would probably be within inches of the next RV if I deployed my slides. But I needed a place to park for the night so I checked for an office building. There was none. I went to the convenience store mentioned in a previous review and it was closed. This appears to be a CG that caters only to permanent oil field workers and without any on site management. We left.
08/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice FamCamp. It is easy to get to on base and all sites are easily accessible. The park has a 50% mixture of concrete and/or gravel pads. Perimeter sites are back-in. Both types are level and have a comfortable amount of space between them, but all are without vegetation. Those sites that are concrete have a covered patio/picnic table area. The gravel sites do not. There are a few homesteaders who take up several of the nice concrete sites. The bathhouse, buck-a-load laundry facility, and dumpsters are located in the middle of the CG. There is no shade. No issues with the utilities, but the CG was only about one third full. Verizon 3G coverage was good. The on-base commissary and BX is full service.
07/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
There are way more negatives than positives. It's peaceful and quiet, but getting here requires a torturous drive. The 8 mile road to the state park is poor. The 5 mile road into the campground, while paved, is a miserable, washboard surface that isn't much better than a covered wagon trail. If you go the 20 mph speed limit you will risk shaking off RV parts. The interior CG roads lack any normal signage that make it easy to get to and in your site. It's basically a free-for-all. I know that it rained prior to my arrival because the gate entry way was covered with couple inches of standing water. The CG roads have mud holes due to a lack of gravel. The ADA site is concrete. All others are gravel and level. There is a covered picnic table on all sites. There are some 50A sites, but I chose one with 30A. With only a few sites occupied, the voltage would only handle one AC and a major appliance. Water pressure was good. VZW 3G was just OK. The free WiFi was strong, but worthless. I could not connect to the simplest internet site. There is no sewer, but the dump station will handle all sized rigs. The bathrooms, while modern, were not all that clean. Don't expect to have a late dinner in town because the entry gate is locked at 9 pm. The small, gnat type, flying critters are abundant. The price is cheap, but I still would not return.
07/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
While it is apparent that there is very little management associated with this CG, I'm not one to look for dirt, or grass, when given a pile of gold. There are a lot more positives than negatives. All sites are absolutely level, concrete pads which any sized rig can fit onto with plenty of extra space for another vehicle. The interior road is asphalt. There are a handful of pull thru's, but don't expect to get one since this is a no-res CG. The bath house is modern with a couple showers/toilets each. The laundry room has two new wash/dry machines and they are free to use. Voltage is on the marginal side if you're a two AC RV and want to pop on the microwave or electric water heater. The CG was full and it was 90+ degrees at the time of this review. There are no trees to provide shade but then that makes it a cinch to lock in the sat signals. They do something with respect to WiFi that I have never seen done before. You can check out a Verizon 4G MiFi for a $50 refundable deposit and take it to your RV. It was fast, free access, and you're on your own network. If you happen to be a bandwidth hog, then you will be delighted. This is not a "kid friendly" park since there is no play ground, but there are plenty of kids here now and they seem to make do. Check-in at the rec center, albeit can't be done on the weekend, is easy with friendly and helpful staff. This is not your typical AF base in that there isn't a lot of base amenities. There is a commissary that is well stocked. You don't have to use the commercial gate. The base powers to be figures that everyone is totally without any RV driving skills, so they want you to use the gate that can accommodate a cruise ship. I always use the 6th street gate because it is the closest to the FamCamp. I am a 38 ft without a tow. 5ers or TTs may have a bit more of a challenge just due to the lack of backward visibility in turns, but if you are an experienced driver then it's doable.
07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
I reviewed this CG two years ago and nothing has appreciably changed with respect to the facilities, amenities, and services. It is basically electric only. The site count listed is for all type accommodations but there are only a handful of RV sites. Those can accommodate a 35-40 ft size RV, but it isn't what I would call big rig friendly. With those issues in mind, it is at best a 7 rating which is what I gave it. That said, if you want something other than sub division camping, cool temps, peaceful solitude, and a fantastic view then this is the place and that rates a 10+. The drive to the CG is up the side of the mountain, but the wide gravel road is very well maintained and a fairly easy drive. It presents no issues for any type RV. All be it slow, I found it to be a nice scenic drive. There is a nice sized lake available for fishing. The office sells or rents the equipment if you did not bring your own. Voltage was good, but then I was the only one there. Satellite signals are unobstructed. There is no WiFi and no VZW cell service. Tent campers can enjoy either open or a few shaded sites that provide some space from the neighbor. There is plenty of property to do biking or hiking. It is a great place to just chill out.
07/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
IMHO, as state parks go, this is one of the best. Excepting for some resort things like a pool, it rivals any commercial CG that I have used. You are not in the woods communing with the squirrels, but rather in a park that has nice asphalt access roads, with large, concrete, level sites that have plenty of elbow room from your RV neighbor. The utilities are excellent, the staff is friendly and professional, and the bath houses are nice. The FHU utilities are very good. There is no WiFi but Verizon 4G cell service was good. OTA TV channels numbered about a dozen. The park is in a location that overlooks Colorado Springs. The back-in sites that are along the rim of the CG afford the best view. This is not really a destination park, but rather a very comfortable place to stage out of when doing the tourist thing in the city. I am stingy with my higher ratings, but this is easily a 10 rating and that is validated by how hard it is to get into this park. It took me three weeks of daily checking for a site cancellation until I got a site.
07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
The negatives of the CG start off with Tengo Internet being the WiFi source and it is an additional charge. Verizon cell service is, at best, minimal and there is only one place in the CG where a Hotspot is possible. The picnic table and fire ring are wasted on the all dirt, cramped sites. The entire campground is mostly dirt with a lack of adequate gravel. There was a small fore/aft leveling issue with my site. There are lots of trees so sat. reception is minimal. The river view is only available if you are parked near it. It isn't deep, nor impressive. The seasonal sites are in the middle of the CG (mostly well kept). The tent area is all dirt/clay. It is not convenient for an overnighter due to it distance from the interstate and there are lots of stop lights on the road leading to it. The positives include 20 good cable TV channels, good utilities, two bath houses that were private and clean, and a large playground with pavilion. There is an off lease dog park that I didn't use (no pet). They have a nice propane filling station. The park is quiet. This park is difficult to rate since it isn't what I would normally choose. But, I've been here before and can say that this is probably the best (term used loosely) park in Loveland and much cheaper than those in Estes Park if you are going to visit Rocky Mtn NP. The rate is for two adults, two kids, and is a Good Sam discount.
07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is one of the better FamCamps in the system. Customer service is excellent. Pea-gravel sites are long and have decent space between them, especially on the patio side, with a metal picnic table and BBQ grill. Some are not satellite friendly unless you have a portable dish antenna. A handful of sites have minor sloping issues. There are two nice bath/laundry buildings at each end of the CG. It's kid friendly with a playground, volley ball court, and plenty of space to ride bikes. Also for the kids, there is an ample supply of junk food sweets at the check-in office. Voltage is good even with a full park. Water pressure is high! A regulator is a must. My Wi-Fi repeater signal at the back of the camp was 5 bars so the signals are solid, but it’s slow when the park is full and everyone is hogging bandwidth. Verizon 4G is good. If you have a digital ready TV, then there are about a dozen stations that can be received. The AF base has all of the amenities one needs with an exception that the Commissary is small. Go off base and use a local grocery. There is also a separate 30A section of the CG which is similar in all respects.
07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great overnight stop that is equal distance between Raton and Trinidad. It's easy on and off I-25, but there isn't a lot of road noise. Staying a couple extra days would serve the purpose of getting acclimatized to high altitudes before venturing into Colorado. Check-in was friendly and I was lead to my site. The entire campground is gravel, flat, and there are no issues with big rigs. If you're a 5er with a rear window, I would suggest a back-in overlooking the valley. The views are spectacular. There is a picnic table, but fires are not allowed. Voltage was excellent. The water pressure was a bit high so use a regulator to be safe. Verizon cell service is very spotty and without 3/4G. WiFi is satellite based so a tad slow, but the connection was solid. No pet area, but the CG is surrounded by wooded areas. They have a small cafe. My home-cooked style breakfast was tasty and not expensive. The owners live on site and seem to take great pride in their facility. Rate reflects military discount for four people.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Contrary to a previous review, there is no “rally” site area here. There is an area used for overnighters and serves that purpose well. The park is convenient to the I-40. Easy check-in and you are escorted to your site. There is some road noise, but it wasn't that noticeable inside the RV. The pea-gravel parking spots are level and handle big rigs easily. The rest of the CG is similar, but with grass, some trees, and space between sites. Nearby you will find plenty of restaurants, a couple of truck stops, Walmart, and shopping areas. The check-in building is large. There is a TV viewing and reading area with some tables, as well as a nice sized indoor pool. The WiFi wasn't blazing speed, but it was a solid connection. Voltage was good with two A/Cs running. The water pressure was a bit high at 80psi. Verizon 4G cell service and plenty of cable channels. The rate is with three people and with one of three offered discounts which are AAA, military, and Good Sam discounts.
03/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
I was here to attend an airshow event and had to park in an overflow area for two reasons. One is that the CG is completely full of permanents and the other is that sites are open only to active duty National Guard members. Retirees are not permitted. Even if that were the case, the park would not be on my list of acceptable campgrounds. There is only one authorized entrance to the military base and it is some distance from the campground. Most of the sites are for smaller RVs (30 ft or less) and many are un-level. It is more or less a sardine can with little room to maneuver into the sites. They do have full hook-ups and some shade. I did not see a bathhouse. Check in is at the lodging office and that is not well marked, which makes it difficult to find. Normal rates is shown, but overflow is free.
01/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
The “Cove” is an extended-stay park on Mayport Naval Base, but transients are assigned to it for short stays when the main RV Park (Pelican's Roost) is full. Once you check in at Pelican's Roost, you have to back track to this CG. It's not that far, but it is sort of a pain since the route takes you through part of an on base housing area. But on the positive side, that area of the base is pretty quiet. It is well treed which does provide nice shade, but getting satellite signals may be a problem depending on the site assigned. That environment makes for the possibility of scraping the top and sides of the rig with low hanging tree limbs. Wi-Fi is available, but I didn't check it out; instead, choosing to use VZW 4g which was good. Pets are allowed, but I would not call it Pet Friendly in the strictest sense. I didn't see an obvious dog walk area and the rules are strictly enforced. But since there are lots of trees, your dog may in fact be happier with that. The base golf course is nearby. The Hosts were good at their job, free laundry in a clean building was a plus, and I was pleased with the place.
01/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is a long way off the interstate with a drive on not-so-pleasant roads with lots of traffic. Despite the advertisement that it is close to the French Quarter, that isn’t true. It is at least a 20 minute drive. There are two sections to this CG. The one I overnighted in was basically a flat, gravel parking lot with full hook-ups. I don’t have one, but I suspect pets would not appreciate walking on all that gravel. There is absolutely no trees or grass. Space between the sites is good and utilities worked as advertised. VZW 3/4G was good, as was the Wi-Fi. There is a large, no-cost laundry facility, but it was not very clean. Underwear and other left behind clothing was scattered about. A drive thru of the other section reveled that it was a better aesthetically pleasing part of the CG with some grass, paved roads, and large concrete pads.
01/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a fairly nice campground, but it is full of snowbirds. There are only about six sites available for short term stays and those will require a reservation if you want to insure getting one of them. Interior road is mainly crushed shell and the pads are level concrete. Decent space between most sites with some grassy area. There are quite a few trees so getting satellite signals may be a problem. They have cable, but the channels are limited. Utilities worked well. VZW cell was good. Wi-Fi is just OK and it is not free. There is a small rec/meeting building on site. Pay for use laundry and bath house facilities were clean, but they aren't adequate for the number of RV sites. Since there isn’t any playground equipment, or anything else for the kids, I wouldn't call the park “family friendly.” The CG is easy access to the beach area. The nearby light house and aviation museum are well worth a tour. The commissary is not on this base. You have to go to Corry Station Navy Base, about a 20 minute drive, for that.
01/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice casino CG with all pull-thru, level, concrete pads, and nice space between each site. There is a picnic table on each site, but no fire ring. The bathhouse and laundry is in the large office/rec building. That building has a nice covered patio with tables and chairs for relaxing outside. There is a 3-4 acre lake at the CG. I did not ask about fishing in it. There is also a nice golf course nearby. Very few trees for shade, but satellite signals are easy to get if you don’t want to use cable. Wi-Fi was good and there is VZW cell service. I did not check to see if there was 3/4G. One can use the hotel amenities (pool, fitness room, etc) if you stay at the park. One drawback is that it is 22 miles from the interstate, which doesn't make it a convenient overnighter. My rate is with Good Sam discount. Normal rate is $25 Mon-Thur and $45 on the weekends. If you are a casino buffet person, I would suggest skipping this one. I was not impressed with either the price, the quality of the food, or the wait staff.
01/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are two CGs on this base. One is the annex and the other is the main park. Registration for both is done at the MWR office near the main CG. That is convenient because you can rent recreational equipment. Since policy allows up to a six months stay, and by looking at all of the permanent personal fixtures in and around the RVs, it appears that both CGs are heavily occupied by long term residents. Check-in is only during normal daylight hours. For these two reasons, I would not count on getting a site without an advanced reservation. Access roads are paved. Sites are all back-in with a couple parallel concrete tire strips for the pads. Space between rigs is just adequate. Utilities worked fine. The pay-for-use laundry has lots of machines and the shower/restroom facilities, in that same building, are numerous. There are three Wi-Fi hotspots in the main campground. I found none in the annex. They said that there was 4G cell data coverage, but I did not receive it at the time of my visit. There is a marina at the CG (boat rentals available), a golf course just down the road, and other normal base facilities. There are some date/time security gate restrictions. Check that out before you show up at one only to find it closed. Despite the rating, I probably won’t be back. As an over nighter, I found everything to be less friendly and user convenient than I would have liked.
12/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This will be my go-to CG when I am back in this area. Check-in was friendly and efficient. The managers live on site. The winter Texans, who make up the majority of the residences at this time of year, are outgoing and friendly. They invited us to a birthday party celebration five minutes after we pulled in. The CG is ideally located half way between Johnson City and Fredericksburg, which are two tourist towns worth a visit. There are also several wineries scattered about the area. It's a five minute drive to the LBJ Ranch NP. There is a minor bit of road noise from the highway, but it's only noticeable if you are sensitive to that sort of thing. The paved access road is wide. The long, level, pull through sites are pea gravel. The site has a concrete pad and picnic table with a strip of grass between sites. That space between sites allows room for slides and awnings. Utilities were very good. My Wi-Fi use was minimal, but the signal was 5 bars strong. Verizon 3G was 5 bars. Satellite signals would be easy to access from most all the sites. They do not have cable, but about 7-8 OTA TV channels can be received. The rec hall is a large, full facility building that has a nice, large porch where there are several rocking chairs that serve the purpose of just chilling out. The handicap accessible bath/shower and restroom, also a part of that building, was very clean. Rate is Good Sam's.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This CG has the facilities, amenities, and services going for it to validate Resort in the name. The roads are paved, the sites are level raked gravel, with landscaping throughout the park. There is a small heated pool, rec hall and game room, 60 + cable channels with locals, concrete patios with picnic table, and some grass between sites. There is a store with mostly tourist goods, on site propane, playground, laundry, and more. Wi-Fi, despite it being TengoInternet, was good. Although lacking in personality, the staff was efficient. It is close to downtown San Antonio and near a bus stop. This is handy for being a tourist since there is generally no free parking anywhere in town. WalMart, restaurants, and a golf course are nearby. Voltage was good, as was Verizon cell service. There are several reasons that it doesn't get a 10. First, the office closes around 5:30 pm which is inconvenient if you're a late arrival. The water pressure is absurdly high at 160#s. Many sites are narrow at only about 9 feet. Most of the back ins would be a bit of work to get into and the majority of the sites are a bit too close together for my preference, but that doesn't hinder slide-outs or awnings. Many have a street light on them that shines into the rig's bedroom at night. If one wants satellite reception instead of cable the trees make reception questionable. There are two bathroom facilities, but neither is large enough for the number of sites. Since it is on a city four lane street, there was some road noise early morning and late afternoon. But again it is only a few miles from downtown. It's a nice park with some negatives you probably can live with.
09/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is basically an amusement park/kid’s summer camp with RV sites. There are two small pools, a water park, fire engine rides, arcade, and a long list of kid friendly amenities and scheduled activities. They can even buy snow cones or other junk food in the store or café. Most of the entertainment amenities come with additional charges but those add to the nice quality of this amusement park type campground. There are three sections to the park. One is a tent only area around the lake. In the two RV sections, paved roads lead to gravel sites that are generally level and with enough space to fit most sized rigs. In the older section space between sites isn’t impressive, but you won’t swap awnings with your neighbor. OTA TV channels were plentiful and satellite reception is fairly easy. The staff is attentive and helpful. All of that rates a 10. The following negatives of my four day stay make it much less on the rating scale. The cable list was 20 channels but only about half were viewable. Verizon cell signal was only one or two bars at best and without 3 or 4 G. The entire park is engulfed in road noise from I-35. The Wi-Fi system had a strong signal but, on more than one occasion, was exceptionally slow and it dropped me out many times. I played musical campsites for three days due to either being assigned to the wrong site, low voltage on another, or being next to the awful smell of their on--site sewer containment facility. I was finally offered an upgraded site that was acceptable, but that should have been done at the beginning. This was a busy, full park, holiday week-end. I will give the staff lots of credit for working hard to eventually get me into a decent site and then provide some compensation for my troubles. As a matter of fact, the overall customer service is very good. But, those efforts did not overcome the barriers to good utilities, road noise, sewer smell, and my having to play musical campsites in very hot conditions. My purpose for being here was actually for the grand kids amusement. They enjoyed the facilities. The bill payer did not.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
First, the name is a misnomer because it does not have resort type amenities. But it is a nicely maintained and aesthetically pleasing campground with super friendly, on site owner/operators. It is about five miles off of I-40 with big rig friendly gravel interior roads. The sites are a combination of gravel and concrete with a fire ring and round picnic table. All but three sites are back-in. A very small number of them have some fore and after sloping which might be an issue for longer rigs. If you want shade get an upfront site. If you want to be on or close to the lake and need satellite then get the ones in the back of the park. As an added bonus, the sites in the back section have nice smoker type grills. The park does not discourage kids, but it advertises itself as an adult RV park. As such, there is no playground equipment for the kids. Tents are not allowed. It has two very nice clubhouses that would be handy for rallies. The laundry facility has three washers/four dryers. The bath house was just average, but clean. Water pressure is high, a fact that is posted in the office, so bring a regulator. Voltage is good. Good Verizon 3G cell coverage. Wi-Fi was 5 bars strong. I was in the front not far from the office, but I suspect all of the sites would be well served with a decent signal. Almost 40 cable channels, 9 of which are locals. Their handout flyer has azimuth/elevation for both Dish and Direct satellite services. I give a thumbs up bonus for that very convenient bit of information. The lake is available for catch and release fishing. I always carry a pole, but this was a Remain Over Night (RON)so I didn't have time to use it. Darn! Rate is w/Good Sam discount and taxes.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
As state parks go, this is one of the nicer ones. However, if one takes the park staff’s recommendation to do Hwy 26 from I-30 then know that it is 30 plus miles of miserable driving. I have been on better chuck wagon trails. Check in was efficient and they offer a discount for seniors. The interior roads, as well as all sites, are paved and big rig friendly. The space between sites would please most everyone. The entire park is full of trees that provide nice shade, but that does not present any issues with getting into a back-in. It does prevent easy satellite signal reception. I suspect that would be impossible on most all of the sites. There are paved hiking trails throughout the park. Verizon cell coverage was good. Site voltage was low during a time when the park was only a third full, but I was still able to run my two A/C units. Wi-Fi signal was three bars in the middle of the park. No drop outs during a two day stay. Each nice, level site has a picnic table on a concrete pad, a separate tent pad, and fire ring. Some have a charcoal BBQ stand. Bathhouses were modern and clean. The laundry facility is pay for use at about a buck per machine. Personal preference for the nicest sites would be 36-40, because they are more private.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
The road leading to the park campground was not in great shape, but that’s not under their control. The interior gravel roads create a lot of dust that settles on your rig as you drive to your site. That is absolutely within their control since the campground is on the Mississippi River, which is free water to put down to reduce the dust. The check in staffer was pleasant and helpful. Sites are gravel or concrete and there is a cost difference between them. All sites are level, mostly pull through, and with ample room between neighbors. Each has a wooden picnic table, but no fire rigs. The laundry room is free. All utilities were good as was my Verizon cell signal. With the exception of some up front sites, there are not many trees to block satellite signals. I did not check out the OTA TV channels, but you are close to Memphis, so I suspect those are good. I was in a site at the far end of the campground where access to the free Wi-Fi wasn't very good. It was only two bars and kept dropping me out. I downgraded for that inconvenience. The campground is located a few miles off I-40, so it makes for a good over nighter. Mostly surrounded by water, so it might be ideal for those who carry a fishing rod in their rig. Rate is with Good Sams discount.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground is just a few miles off I-74 so it makes for a convenient RON. If one is doing the tourist thing for Mt. Airy then it well serves the purpose for an extended stay. The access road to the campground is good. The interior roads and the sites are gravel and big rig friendly. Most of the sites are long pull thru which allow you to staying hooked up. There is enough room between sites to provide some elbow room. There are no picnic tables or fire rings. The bath house is near the office and requires a hike or getting in your vehicle to use it. That is also true for the laundry facility. There is a catch and release fishing pond. The power and water services were very good. They have excellent cable in that there are about 60 channels. Satellite signals are unobstructed because there are no trees in the campground. We did not check the OTA channels. The free Wi-Fi was just OK. We had no problem maintaining connection, but expected more than two bars of signal strength by being in the middle of the campground. PPA is not available Friday – Sunday. Verizon cell coverage was good. The staff was helpful and professional. The price is reasonable for what you get. Compared to campgrounds that really are, this is by no means a 9 or 10. Realistically, it is at best an 8, but all things considered that is enough to put it on a return list.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is primarily a mobile home park with some RV sites. Most of the RV sites are occupied by permanent residents who live here year round; so, available transient sites are limited to about a half dozen. This is one of those places you go to because the other parks in the area are so bad. But the park, all of the homes, and RVs are well maintained. The permanent residents are friendly. One even stopped at the entrance to assist me with unhooking my towed vehicle. You will feel safe here. Although the access road is big rig friendly, it is still about 15 minutes from the interstate. No one is usually in the office to check you in or take telephone calls. You will need to call for site availability and that most likely will result in having to leave a message. They only accept cash or check. There are no amenities which includes there not being a bath house. For your money, one gets a back-in, shade less, long, level, grass site with a concrete patio. The site is FHU, has strong 50A service, and decent space between you and your neighbor. There is no Wi-Fi, but you can receive half dozen OTA TV channels, satellite signal, and strong 3G Verizon cell service. The paved road goes through a portion of the mobile home park, but it is easily navigated. I have used this place a couple of times when passing the area, and will continue to do so. The cost probably should be a bit less for the lack of amenities, but the rating is based on the quality of what I got.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Like most KOAs, this one is next to the interstate so there is 24/7 road noise. The access through the park was on good, gravel roads. The level sites are a combination of grass and gravel with a concrete patio, table, and fire ring. The space between sites is a bit more than most KOAs, but would not be considered spacious. There are some sites along the river that parallels the park. Previous reviewers have marked it as a stream, but it is absolutely a river. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent at the office. It doubles as a general store/restaurant. It isn't fine dining, but the menu has many items and they are reasonably priced. Cable has 20 or so channels and you can get a dozen OTA channels. Satellite would depend on the site because of trees. Free Wi-Fi was 5 bars, but I was in the front of the park. 3G Verizon was good. The bath house was above average. The park was full so I ended up with a 30A site. The voltage was on the low end of the scale and would not support two major appliances at the same time. I downgraded for the lack of that basic amenity. Other amenities include a nice playground for the kiddos and an arcade for the teens. There is a separate tent area in the back of the park. Cost is an average of our four day stay which includes a week-end. They charge more for the week-end.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This country park has something for everyone. From concrete, big rig friendly, FHU sites to gravel tent pads and everything in-between. There is fishing, canoe/kayaking, paddle boats, bike and hike trails, and kid's playgrounds. There are several golf courses nearby. The county sponsors an events calender that would rival any destination park. It is located inside the interstate loop around Cincinnati on a city road which is in poor shape. Getting there is not a fun drive which makes it a questionable option as an over nighter. I would recommend coming in from the north in order to minimize that issue. 4G cell service was good, utilities were good, OTA TV has lots of channels, and satellite reception is doable on most sites. Laundry was $1.50/load. Showers were push button but with decent time for taking one. Wi-Fi is TengoInternet at an extra charge. My rating dropped a point for that and another because there is an entrance fee in addition to your campsite fee. This hidden fee is not mentioned on their website.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
I frequently use COE campgrounds, but this one will not be on my return list. It isn't a bad one and would do OK for week-end of family camping. For me, there were too many annoying, pet peeves negatives. First, the interior roads are laid out like a go-cart track: circled, narrow, and curvy. Big rigs can maneuver on them, but it is best to pay attention. There were overhanging tree branches along some parts of the roads and over some sites. Most sites have some degree of sloping; although, none are drastic. The space between sites is less than most COE parks. The hook-up locations are not standard. My site had power on one side and water on the other. All of the lake side sites lack utilities. The noise from someone doing weed eating started at 7:45 am. The roads leading to the park are what would be called "back roads". They are narrow, without a shoulder, hilly, and a chore to drive on with a rig of size. At the time of visit, about half of the park sites are closed due to current administration budget shortages, but that would not be the campground's fault. Now on the plus side: The location is scenic and the sites are long with a nice picnic table and fire ring. There is some nice playground equipment. The bath houses (there are several) are a bit better than average. Utilities were good. 3G cell was 3 bars. Satellite signals would depend on the site due to trees. The rate is based on an A.T.B. Access Card discount.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is not on the Fort Knox military post, but it isn't far away. This was my second stay at this CG. The last was a few years ago. Wi-Fi still iffy depending on how far from the office and how many RVs are between you and there. You can sit in the rec building and use a laptop if you need strong Wi-Fi. Cell service is also sketchy. I had to go outside the RV to get one bar. Utilities were good. There is a mixture of concrete and gravel sites. Most are level. Not all of them will allow for satellite reception due to trees. The rec building is nice, is in the middle of the park, and contains laundry, satellite TV, and a book/movie sharing library. I think laundry was a buck per load. There is a stocked lake next to the park. The staff was friendly and helpful. Only the W/E sites are reservable. They offer a discount for Golden Age/Access card holders which I used.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was an overnight stop but it is not an ideal location for that since it is 30 miles off I-30 and over country roads. The park has three different CGs. I used Weston because it was more big rig friendly. There is a mix of gravel pull through and back ins with picnic table, fire pit, grill, and fish cleaning table. Water pressure and voltage was good. VZW 3G was three bars. I came thinking that I would get peace, quiet, a lake view, and fresh air. I was not disappointed. That is the reason that I did not check out OTA TV or Wi-Fi. Satellite reception will depend on the sites with the least trees. The bath house was only adequate and there were no electrical outlets in it. None of the sites in Weston are reservable. The entire park has a mix of FHU and W/E plus a marina, boat launches, and a swim beach. The staff was courteous and helpful. Rate is based on A.T.B Acess Card.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This CG well serves the purpose of an overnight stopping place. It is not far off I-40, can handle big rigs, has free Wi-Fi that is fairly fast, and ample cable TV. All utilities work well. There is a small pool and a golf driving range on site. VZW 3G was strong. The campground terrain is sloped, but the gravel sites are level. There isn't much room between them, but slides and awnings can be deployed without issue. Because of the narrow interior roads and sloping terrain, it is a bit of a chore getting to a site. You are lead to it by a staff member, so it is manageable. Discounts include Good Sams and active duty military. Customer service is excellent.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
There are three different campgrounds in this recreation area. This military park is huge and it sits on the shoreline of an equally huge Corp of Engineer lake. Just about every water sport and boating activity is supported at this facility. It is super family friendly because kid's playground equipment is plentiful and there are other "sport fields" on site. Fee based horseback riding is available, natures trails are abundant, and one can bike the place until you are exhausted. It is "pet friendly" in that two of the three CGs are in the woods. The three campgrounds are BLORA RV Park, Deer RV Park, and Cedar RV Park. If you have a "big" rig, as I do, then I would suggest Deer Park because it has 50 amp service and half of the sites are FHU. However, if you choose it and absolutely need satellite reception, I would suggest getting a site that is on the left side in order to avoid a tree blocking issue. With the exception of the tent only sites, the pads of each park are concrete. Almost every site in this huge recreational facility as a covered picnic table, fire ring, and a charcoal BBQ grill. I would estimate that about a third of the sites in all three CGs have a minor front to back leveling issue for longer rigs. Cedar Park has a designated tent only area. Deer RV Park has tent sites mixed with RV sites. Although, they were nice, none of the bath/restroom facilities in each CG are conveniently located in the middle of the campgrounds. I consider the lack of close by trash cans and bath houses a negative. Both of those are what I consider a "hike" to get to. This facility honors the America The Beautiful card.
11/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
The campground is not in the Academy section of the Navy base. That makes it hard to find and difficult to get to. One has to drive through a residential area on a curvy road where there is a lack of signs pointing to the campground. That is one issue that makes it not big rig friendly. Another reason is that the interior campground road is gravel and hilly with some sharp turns. Most of the sites are concrete pads, but they are not long enough to provide plenty of space for a longer RV. I noticed just one pull through. Power is only 30 amp. There is no sewer. I did not use the dump station. The bath house is an older, heated, cinderblock building. It was clean, but adequate only to serve its purpose. The Wi-Fi signal is not generated from within the campground and is weak. There is nothing for the kids to do. A primitive area exists for tent use, but sites aren’t marked. Verizon 3G was fine. During another season, I suspect there would be little satellite signal reception because there a lot of trees. Over the air TV channels are plentiful. The campground is half full of permanents; most likely service members who are stationed there. It is a short drive to the full service commissary, Exchange, gas station, and golf course. Check in is at the MWR/gym facility that is several blocks past the campground. There are no convenient places to park an RV while you register. They honor the America the Beautiful card for a 50% discount and that is reflected in my rate. This is just an OK campground that is better suited for shorter rigs and those who want an inexpensive place to stage from while being a tourist. It won’t be on my return list.
11/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice FamCamp located on the outer perimeter of the military installation and therefore offers some peace and quiet for your stay. The access road is paved. The sites are either paved or concrete, but there is some degree of sloping on many of the back-ins. The sites have a picnic table and fire ring. The utilities worked as expected. The combination club/bath house is pretty much centrally located. There are at least a half dozen individual shower rooms which precludes any waiting. There is also a nice laundry facility in the same building. Unfortunately, it is pay-for-use which is not the norm because that is usually a freebie for most FamCamps. One of the other unfortunates is that the check in office is closed on Sundays and access to the campground is controlled by a security gate system. That means you cannot just show up and get a site on that day. You will have to make a reservation. Verizon cell worked well including my hotspot. The daily cost of a campsite is higher than most FamCamp facilities, but that may be due to the close proximity to the Washington DC area. For that reason, and despite my positive rating, this would not be my first choice for FamCamps because there are several others in the surrounding DC area that are more competitive on their rates. Prices reflects an America the Beautiful discount.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
I first stayed at this campground a year ago and it's excellent quality and service hasn't changed. By the looks of the other reviews and ratings since then, I'm not the only one with that opinion so I won't repeat all of the positive comments about the facilities and amenities. There is large pool, a concrete shortened basketball court, a tennis court, and a nice playground area with equipment for the kiddos. There is a pavilion with enough picnic tables to handle bigger groups. The marina area has water type recreational and fishing equipment that can be rented if you don't bring your own. Swimming is also allowed. As was mentioned, there are plenty of trees throughout the park, but in west Texas most are the live oak type that don't provide an abundance of shade for the rig. They are more for aesthetics and sitting under. I was told that the Wi-Fi system has been improved to cover the entire park. My site was in the front row closer to the office where the signal was good, so I didn't verify that. Because this campground is not on the military base, there is plenty of shopping and restaurants around the local area. One word of caution. If you have a big rig, it is best not to drive up to the office/check-in area. It's a dead end area and you probably can't get turned around. Unless you intend to occupy one of the back-in sites that are in that area, park somewhere near, but outside, that area and walk up. The price for a site went up $5 since my last visit, but it's still a a great value for such a nice campground.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
I have stayed at this campground several times. I would consider this a destination park if you are looking for a very pleasant, wooded environment with plenty of space and the availability of a great many amenities and activities. The RV pads and interior roads are asphalt. The sites are long and easy to get into. They have picnic tables and some have a BBQ grill. The utility box is at the back of the site. All of my utilities worked well, but it wasn't crowded at the time. Depending on the site, satellite signals may be limited due to the trees but they do have cable TV. Verizon cell service was good. I did not use the Wi-Fi, but the signal was good. There are three bath houses and a nice laundry facility with pay-for-use equipment. It's pet friendly, but there is an enforced leash rule. The area is kid friendly just by virtue of there being lots of things to explore, experience, use the playground, and do bike riding. There is a large, designated area for tent camping which is $8/day. Cabins of various sizes are also available. The check-in office doubles as their Country Store where you can purchase some convenience items and rent sports equipment. Authorized users of the campground can use the America the Beautiful Pass for a discount. The Park can be accessed from the west without going through a military security gate if Highway 165 is used.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is in a National Forest. A short portion of the road is uphill and curved but fairly easily managed even with a toad. The final two mile portion of the road to the recreation area is gravel/dirt but it is flat, wide, very well maintained, and clear of overhanging trees. The campground and sites are also dirt/gravel. RV sites will handle up to a forty feet rig. Well shaded, primitive tent sites are located through out the recreational area but not near the RV sites. The cost for one of those is $15. Almost all sites have a fire ring and picnic table. You will also share the camping area with a few cabins. Privacy for RV, tenting, or cabins is not an issue. I assume the facility is pet friendly since it’s in the middle of the forest. Satellite signals are not blocked by trees and a half dozen TV stations can be received by antenna. Amenities include paddle boat rental, three fish stocked lakes, bike rental, hiking and biking trails, and several picnic pavilions. A couple of the pavilions have electricity and group size grills. Basic recreation equipment rentals and inexpensive daily fishing licenses are available at the office. Verizon cell service wasn’t available and there is no Wi-Fi. There is no dump station, the water pressure was low, and the bath house showers are coin operated. Those deficiencies affected the campground rating. But, I would return because this is a place to enjoy peace and quiet, the absence of city lights, the outdoor mountain environment, and the inexpensive recreational facilities.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
There are two sections of the campground. The sites in the older section are very close together with limited room between you and the neighbor. The newer section has 16 pull throughs with picnic tables on a concrete patio. There is plenty of elbow room in that section. Asphalt pads are the norm for both sections. Bath facilities are convenient for both sections, and there is a coin operated laundry. The cable is basic, but it is free. Satellite signal reception should not be a problem. Verizon 3G is strong. I was told that Wi-Fi is coming, but no date was given. There is a pet walk area, but a restriction on certain breeds is enforced. There is a convenience store within walking distance of the park. The campground is in the flight path of the airbase. You will have planes flying over head. Except for the security checkpoint procedure, this is a convenient campground if you’re going to be in the Killeen, Copperas Cove, or Ft Hood area. You must go through the commercial side of the Clarke Road gate for an inspection, and then you can go to the campground. If you don’t have a DoD decal on your tow or towed, you will not get back into the campground if you leave the base. The campground staff can brief you on procedures for getting a temporary visitor’s pass.
03/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
The physical size of this campground, and associated facilities, is nearly equal to that of a shopping center. Which also means, that except for some landscaped areas and grass between sites, it is all asphalt and concrete. There is ample space between sites. It is absolutely big rig friendly to include the back-in sites. As previous reviews have stated, the amenities are numerous and there is something for all ages. They also have scheduled events. The place would most likely be classified as a destination park even though one needs to drive up to an hour to visit some of the local attractions that are available in this region of the state. Sites are about half back-in and half pull through. My preference are the back-in pads that surround the on site pond. All of the hook-up and accommodations listed on this review page worked very well. No complaints. Satellite and cell signals are easily obtained. I did not find there to be a lot of road noise, but if one is sensitive to that, then ask for a site near the rear of the CG. KOA's usually elicit mixed emotions from reviewers; including opinions of high prices. Considering the overall quality and amenities available in this one, I didn't have an issue with the price. And, I rarely give a five star rating.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a small, but nice military FamCamp. Access to it is easy for all size rigs. It is on an area lake off base which provides some rentals of boating and other water recreation equipment. The office, pool, and host staff were very cordial and helpful. Campsite roads are mostly gravel and there is a combination of gravel and paved back-in and pull through sites. I was running AC and most of my appliances at the same time without any voltage problems. The pool is a nice amenity especially if your site is right next to it. There is a laundry facility in a building that has enough space and tables to enjoy an air-conditioned meal, cards, or board games if one chooses to do so. There are a couple of negatives: which all experienced RVers would find a royal pain in the posterior. The first negative is that there are several trees branches lining the access road in the CG that need to be trimmed back. They will scrape your rig. Second, signage is absolutely TERRIBLE!! There are no signs directing you to a numbered camp site area. There are no signs directing you to the registration office. If you decide to blindly drive around looking for the office, you might find yourself in a place where there is no way to turn around. I could not get logged into the unsecured Wi-Fi system, despite having tried on several occasions with two different operating systems. My Verizon 3G hotspot worked well, which tells you that cell coverage is also good.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
I always pick this CG when traveling through the area even if I have to travel more miles in a day that I normally would. A few negatives are that there is quite a bit of train horns especially near the back sites. That’s OK during daylight, but quite annoying at night. The airfield traffic from sailplane towing creates some noise, but it’s during daylight hours. Satellite coverage depends on the site, but you are in the woods. The hot water was out for three days in one of the bathhouses during our stay. Apparently the base uses civilian contract maintenance and with most government contracts you get low bid service. Verizon 3G signal is good. Wi-Fi covers all of the sites. There is an indoor pool on base. If you are being a tourist in the area, the MWR office provides for one stop shopping for event tickets. Just outside the north gate you will find everything for all shopping needs. This is one of the nicer campgrounds, civilian or military. It pleases 99% of the users.
05/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
This one was a Passport pick that I now regret. It is on the outer edge of a medium sized town where neither of the terms rural or foothills would specifically apply. The access road is dirt and has pot holes in it. Sites are dirt or gravel with very little space between many of them; mine included. There is an area for RV storage that is a part of the C/G and it distracts from the esthetics of the place. It also appears that there are more than a few long term residences. The office staff was competent, but was curt and had the personality of a brick wall. I got the impression that they didn’t appreciate the fact that I was getting a discounted price. The Wi-Fi was the speed of a dead turtle at a time when there would be very little broadband use of it. Verizon cell coverage was zero. One can read the other reviews and figure out that it would be a flip of the coin as to whether or not you would want to stay here. I won’t do it again.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I always use this C/G when passing thru Amarillo. It is easy access to the interstate, has amenities, and is one of the nicer ones on the Passport list. There is free coffee and donuts in the morning and one of the local steak houses has free limo service to the campground. You can take a dip in the pool or just chill out in the rig with 60+ cable channels and strong Wi-Fi. There is some road noise, but it’s in a convenient metropolitan location. I have never smelled the fragrance of cattle pins while in this campground, but as one reviewer said; it is Texas. Perhaps that also negates visiting IA, KS, OK, CO, MO, etc. Overnights are usually put in a graveled pull thru area with less space between rigs. If you want something larger you need to ask for it. Rate reflects PPA discount.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice Corp CG with sites that feature covered picnic table, grill, and fire ring. There is a hike/bike trail. Big rigs might want to stay out of sites 1-41 as they are more for TTs and pop-ups. Bath houses are large and there are plenty of them. There is a very nice loop for tenters. Most sites are favorable for satellite signals. Verizon 3G coverage is good. The utilities were good. I must agree with a precious reviewer’s comments about the gate locking and attendants. Although it is standard COE procedure, a campground near a large metro area with many entertainment venues should make an exception to locking up at 10 pm; especially on the weekend. Gate attendants were not impressive in the performance of their duties on several occasions. Golden Age and Access card is honored.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a Corp of Engineer by-reservation-only group camp site. The facility will handle smaller TTs and pop-ups, but it was probably designed primarily for tent camping because the dirt pads aren't long and would not support heavy weight. All but three sites are dry camping. Those three co-located sites do have electric/water. It's family friendly. There is a playground, basketball net, grass ball field, volleyball court, and a picnic pavilion. Sites have fire rings and picnic tables. There is a bath/shower house and a boat ramp is nearby. The campground is isolated from the rest of the COE RV parks in the area so it provides nice privacy for groups. My rating is based on like Group Site facilities. Golden Age/Access cards are accepted for a discount.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent COE campground that would probably fit well into a few days or weekend of camping. But there were some negatives that chipped away at my rating. It has good paved access roads, a fair amount of space between well maintained sites, partial shade thru out, picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. There is a nice playground for the kiddos. The sites will accommodate all rigs. Its half 30A electric and half dry camping sites. The dry sites are the same size and design as the RV sites and would please most tent campers who don’t want electricity. There are only four or five pull thru sites which in my opinion doesn’t rate as a place with pull thrus. 3G cell, satellite, and TV signals are good. There are also some 50A sites, but they are occupied by custodians or volunteers during the season. The negatives are that the majority of sites have some degree of fore and aft level issues. It is hard to understand, that in this mostly flat campground in a flat state like Kansas, they couldn’t get that right. The four restroom buildings don’t have shower capabilities. That is in a separate building in the campground which is some distance from the majority of camp sites. The lighting in all of the buildings are on day/night sensors. During the day the inside of the buildings are dark. The only water faucets where you can connect a hose to fill tanks is at the bathroom buildings and that takes a long hose. Handicap sites probably don’t meet ADA compliance since they are gravel and won’t accommodate a wheelchair. Not to mention that they aren’t even marked as handicap on the site posts. The voltage was on the low side, but it is a 30A campground. The fee/info booth is completely closed on Tuesday and Wednesday despite there being an abundance of paid attendants to man it 7 days a week. I have a hard time rating this CG. It has served my purpose for being here and I got my monies worth. As mentioned, it’s a decent CG, but if you are familiar with the higher quality of COE campgrounds then this one rates somewhat below that standard. Access and Golden Age discounts are honored here.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is one of seven COE parks on Lake Red Rock that has camping and arguably the best of the lot. It sits along the Des Moines River and has three different loops. Every site in all three loops is first come first serve. The road is paved and sites are gravel. Very large trees provide shade, but hamper satellite reception in all sites except along the river. TV reception, cell service, and voltage are good. The hike/bike trail is paved and connects most of the other campgrounds around the lake. There is playground equipment and each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Access and Golden Age cards honored.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
All the positives of the previous reviews are true. The negatives are that there are limited cable channels which are mostly locals, there is constant road noise from the nearby interstate, and the water pressure was high. At the time of my stay, the Wi-Fi didn't work. I asked prior to getting there and at check in and was told it was working. They didn't provide a discount for the lack of that advertised amenity.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a very heavily wooded campground with narrow paved roads and gravel sites many of which are unlevel. All sites have 50A service, but the voltage started out low and didn't get any better. There is no lake access at the campground. I am being generous with the rating because it is a peaceful place more suited for tents and smaller RVs not over 30 feet. It is absolutely not big rig friendly. This park is more like a US Forest Service campground than a Corp of Engineer one. Access and Golden Age cards are honored here.
08/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
A nice viually appealing campground along the Mississippi River with easy access, paved roads and sites. Lots of trees through out provide shade for 50A electric only sites that have picnic table, fire ring, and gravel patio. Has only one TV channel and satellite signals depend on site location among the trees. This could be a 10 among like campgrounds, but the park is along side a dual track railroad with crossing. There were at least two dozen trains passing in a 24 period. If the whistle and track noise isn't enough, also know that each train creates a minor vibration in the RV as it passes the campground. Price reflects America the Beautiful card discount.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Asthetically pleasing campground positioned in an area with six small lakes. Good paved access to shade tree, graveled sites. Amenities include playgrounds, swim beach, boat ramp, and small laundry. Bath house was well maintained, but the toilets and showers are separated in the building. Handicap sites aren't near them. There are four full hookup sites which are in a separate loop. Everything else is electric only. Community water faucets located through-out for filling holding tanks. Most sites have some degree of front to back sloping, but it's not excessive. This campground is just far enough off the main highway to be convenient to get to, but not have road noise. With numerous pull-throughs, it's good for an overnighter as well as extended stay. Price reflects electric only. FHU is $3 more.
06/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a small state park campground, but it’s spread out with plenty of space between the majority of the sites which are wide. Access road is paved; sites are gravel and generally level. There are small trees for landscaping, but provide very little shade. I saw only one pull through so I consider that a No for the default accommodations info. Bath house was well maintained. Voltage on both 50A and 30A sites was low at minimal occupancy and very low at high occupancy. This is an unacceptable condition if one wishes the convenience of using more than one appliance at a time; to include air conditioning. Water pressure was high. Rating is based on the lack of quality utilities. If that is not an issue for others, then bump it up a couple points.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I am only reviewing the Turkey Flat section of this CG. There are about 40 sites with a mix of back-in and pull throughs. The pull throughs are dual sites and some have full hook ups. But oddly, one side has 30A and the other 50. There was no host and the map is useless to determine site utilities. Stop and look around. Picnic tables and grills are on some sites but not others. No fire rigs. Bath house was clean, voltage and water was good. Pads are grass and there were tire ruts which indicates a possibility of getting stuck in wet weather. Not much shade unless you are around the perimeter of the campground. There is no boat ramp in this section, but a golf course is nearby. Discount available for the disabled.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground is actually near Licking, Missouri, but with a Salem address. Nice wooded state park divided into four loops. Family friendly with playgrounds, exploring, and bike riding. Easy access for big rigs. There is ample space between sites which are paved and level with either 30 or 50A service. Each has picnic table and fire pit. Fire pits were the cleanest I’ve seen in years. Water is from community faucets and there aren’t many, so fill up at the park entrance. Heated bath houses have some age, but are cleaned twice a day. Each has a pay laundry room. River is stocked with trout from nearby hatchery. No TV signal, satellite depends on location among trees, and there is no cell coverage for any carrier. There is a full service lodge in the park.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a good place to do an over nighter. It's convenient to the interstate, but far enough away to preclude road noise. The utilities are good, lots of cable channels, strong Wi-Fi, and with nice bathhouse facilities. The access road is paved and the sites are pea-gravel. There are long and level enough for all size rigs. There is a small playground area and a nice gift store. Customer service is good. The negative is that there is no shade and very little space between sites. Cramped is an appropriate term.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is one of those paved subdivision type campgrounds.The price of a site is high, but everything is upscale. If the intent is to park your RV here and take the train to the south rim of the canyon, this is the place to stay. If for no other reason than there is a price break for combining the two and the icing on the cake is that you get to use, without charge, the amenities of the hotel. The cable channels are limited, but satellite signals are unimpeded. Wi-Fi signals are strong. There aren’t any individual site picnic tables, but there is a very nice centrally located pavilion with tables and gas BBQ grills. The bathhouse is a superior facility. The reason that I’m not giving this a ten is that my reservation was butchered beyond the limit, there is a fair amount of road and train noise, and there are street lamps at every other pad that light up the inside of the rig at night. Customer service is very good.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice USFS campground; dry camping only. The only amenity is a picnic table and fire ring. There is no dump station, but then most USFS campgrounds lack them. It’s laid out well with large, wide, gravel sites. They are all level. The campground appears to have been designed around the tall pine trees which did sacrifice a bit of shade but added to the aesthetic quality. There are 50 plus campsites, but the recreation.gov website doesn’t list any of them and you can’t make reservations. Rating based on like dry camping parks. Rate reflects Interagency Pass discount.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice, small Mom/Pop type facility where it appears that an effort has been made to make the campground a pleasing stay for each guest. CG directory said 30 sites, but I counted about 22. Utilities were excellent. Wi-Fi signal was strong, and satellite signal easily received. No cable tV and no cell reception. Bathrooms and shower facilities aren’t fancy, but they are spacious, extremely well kept, and very clean. Laundry consisted of a couple of machines each: which is enough for this campground. Sites are gravel, level, and long enough for any size rig. There is a grass strip between each site with a picnic table, but that space is only enough to put out the slide and awning without infringing on your neighbor. There isn’t any playground equipment, but there is a nice separate area with a picnic table, water fountain, and a few shade trees where the kids can play; or they can climb apple trees for amusement. This is a convenient location to tour Zion NP.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The May 2009 review is indeed not this campground. This is a nice, no hookup US Forest Service campground. The access roads and sites are paved or hard packed gravel. It’s in a forested area with ample space between the majority of sites. There are pit and flush toilets and one shower facility. There are a couple of community water faucets to fill holding tanks. There is a posted diagram of the campground near the entrance: it’s worthless. The left side of Loop B is the place for big rigs with several back-in and three crescent shaped pull through sites. Sites in Loop A vary in size. The campground is right at Red Canyon FS Park and about 20 minutes from Bryce NP. The fee is based on a Golden Age/Access rate discount and the rating is based on like, no hookup campgrounds.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a small campground on south side of town next to the highway. Road noise is obvious. RV sites are gravel, level, with a small concrete patio and picnic table. Voltage was a bit low at the time of my stay. Water pressure was good. Lots of cable channels and satellite signals are easily received. Wi-Fi is free, fast, and reception was good. Playground equipment is available. The majority of sites are big enough for most rigs, but the longer ones will have to unhook tow or towed. The staff has excellent knowledge of the local Nat’l Parks, facilities in town, and provides excellent customer service. This is not a picturesque, destination campground so it is not fair to rate it the same as one that is. But all the necessities are available and I would not hesitate to stay here again. Rate reflects a PPA discount.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a local community campground that is a part of a recreational park. Basically, it is a parking lot with 30A electric and water hook-ups. All of the sites are parallel back-ins with very little space between rigs. Some sites have to share a water faucet. The voltage was good enough to run my AC and water pressure was normal. No amenities except trash cans and a dump station. No bath house. Open enough to get satellite signals. There is a golf course nearby. It’s a good over nighter because it isn’t far off the interstate, has easy access, and is priced right.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a fairly decent casino campground, but service is lacking and there is an inconvenience factor which went into my numerical rating. The RV office is closed. You don’t know that until you’ve hassled with following the signs to it. No shuttle service. A 300 yard walk from the lower section to check-in at the hotel. Water pressure was high. Voltage was a bit low. With 30A and low voltage, I doubt one could run large equipment. Bathroom/laundry was locked and check-in failed to give me the combo. All pull-through sites, but it’s inline parking with two rigs per site. The rig in the back will have to back out so that doesn’t really make it a pull-through. And you’re sharing the same piece of grass. Sewer connection requires extra length of hoses. Trees don’t offer shade since you park east and west. The roads and some of the turns in the campground are narrow. Wi-Fi and cable service was very good. I forgot to ask, but I suspect you could use the hotel facilities as an RV guest. Considering the price, one gets their money’s worth here.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
I generally agree with the previous posters but with one exception. Despite the tree lined environment, this campground is more or less a subdivision. That means that there isn't much space between sites. If your neighbor plays loud music or is offensive in other ways, you will be very aware of it. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the park, professionalism of the staff, and that all sites were level. Being surrounded by lake access is a bonus.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Although without hookups, this is one of the nicest Forest Service campgrounds I’ve used. Interior road and the sites are paved. The sites are long and level with plenty of elbow room between them. Each has a separate sand covered tent pad, picnic table, fire ring, and a metal table for holding a portable grill. The camp ground doesn’t have bath houses, but they do have vaulted toilets that were clean and well maintained. There are community water faucets available to fill holding tanks when needed. It is within walking distance of a large lake with a boat ramp and excellent fishing. There was no cell or TV signals and getting satellite signals is a challenge due to tall pine trees. It’s remote and up in elevation but the road is paved, not steep, and all sizes rigs can navigate it. My rating is based on like primitive campgrounds vs. commercial ones with hookups. It would have been higher, but there isn't a dump station. It’s a good place to get away from civilization, but not have to work at maneuvering the rig among the trees to do so.
05/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
I arrived here in what might be called the tourist shoulder season between cold and warm weather. It appeared that the campground was coming out of a hibernation mode and in the process of gearing up for “the summer season.” The office wasn’t manned, but after a short wait someone did show up to check us in. The bath house is well kept, but the heater is on a timer that must be activated by the user. Personally, if I’m at a full service camp ground, I expect a heated bath house when it’s cold outside. The cable wasn’t working, but we were told that it was in the process of being repaired. Wi-Fi was good. Satellite signal reception depends on your site. Tall trees adjacent to some sites will block the signal. Access roads and sites are gravel. Sites are level and long enough for most rigs, but they might be messy during wet weather. If you run several appliances at the same time, the camp ground voltage will drop substantially. Rate reflects an ‘off season’ rate.
05/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
While I agree with the previous comments, one must remember this is a sparsely populated area of Wyoming. Choices in campgrounds are limited. Despite the closeness to the interstate that plagues most KOAs, the road noise here is minimal. WiFi is free and strong. Satellite signals are easily obtained because there aren’t any trees to block it. There were lots of cable channels and clean facilities. The permanent sites are in a separate area. Except for being absurdly over priced, mark it down as just a better choice of places to remain overnight while on the way to somewhere else.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
I normally wouldn’t rate a military campground on this site due to it being restricted to military and DoD personnel. But since it’s already here, I’ll provide an update to previous reviews. The header of of this review states for Military Camping Only. That’s not completely true. Civilians are allowed to stay here if accompanied by someone who is normally authorized to do so. It is an “in the woods” CG. Access roads aren't tight, but you'd do well to pay attention while driving to the site. Roads and sites are gravel. Some sites require a small degree of leveling. The is plenty of space between them. The main two bath houses are at the front and back of the park requiring a small hike if you’re not close. WiFi is still excellent and the water pressure still extremely high.
05/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
You can view their website to see what this place was intended to be. It falls a bit short of that so it isn’t a destination park. It’s next to the interstate so road noise is constant. The access roads and pads are gravel. The sites are mostly pull thrus, level, and just long enough for a big rig, but very close together. The wind blows constantly in the spring. Enough to rattle the rolled up awnings. On the positive side, the voltage, water pressure, and customer service was good. Free WiFi with strong signal, but still slow. Bath and laundry facilities are well kept. There is a nice western style gift shop plus a restaurant on site. Notwithstanding the wind and road noise, on balance this is an OK place for a day or two. Rate reflects a Passport discount.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
C/G has all of the facilities one would expect from a higher rated campground so I will only add to the previous reviews. Pool is indoors. Overnight sites aren't spacious, but the rest of the park sites have plenty of space between them. Free Wi-Fi in the club house, but on site it is a pay for use system. Some playground equipment for kids. Plenty of cable channels. Water pressure and voltage was very good. Rate reflects a Passport America discount.
01/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a concessionaire managed, US Forest Service facility. The positives for this campground it is big rig friendly with paved access roads, easy in and out, and all sites are concrete or paved. Full hook-ups and pull thru’s are not the norm, but are available thru out the campground. Space between sites is abundant. Each has a picnic table and fire ring/grill. Water pressure and voltage was good. There is a nice separate tent area only, also spacious, but without hook-ups. Bath houses are conveniently spaced thru out the campground. There are two small lakes and nice biking/hiking trails. One lake has a pavilion, seasonal concession, and designated swimming area. The negatives are that the access roads have some potholes and crumbling pavement. Most sites will require some higher degree of leveling - more for longer rigs. The bath houses aren’t heated, there is no laundry or playground, dump station, and the single dumpster is not within walking distance of the campsites. Satellite reception will only be possible on a few sites and good TV reception is also minimal. The Golden Age and Access card is recognized, but only for a discount instead of the normal half price fee. Without this discount the cost is comparable to a commercial CG with more amenities. My rating is a reflection of a few too many negatives and the high price for a site. But, if the intent of one’s visit is to take advantage of natural surroundings with camp site privacy, then this is a good place to do it.
01/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
I concur with previous reviewers so I am just adding to the information. There are four separate looped areas with each having it a nice bath house and laundry. All are now 30A only, but one is supposedly being upgraded with 50A. Couldn't verify due to its being closed for the season. Some lakeside sites (back-ins) do have a entry slope issue. The pads are level, but the driveway slope will cause hitch dragging for travel trailers and motor homes. There are a handful of pull through sites. The library in Eufaula has a Wi-Fi hotspot. Rate reflects Access Pass discount.
12/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
The mailing address for this campground is Bainbridge, GA but it is actually only a few miles from Chatachooee, FL. The website has reviews for this same campground under each of those two towns. Sites are in three separate loops. One is a paved parking lot with 30A. The other two have 50A. Of those, one has gravel pads and the other has concrete pads. Water pressure and voltage good. Fire rings, picnic table, and grills on all sites. Satellite reception might be a problem in two of the three loops due to trees. This is a nice campground, but there is an inconvenience factor here. There is only one bathhouse with one shower, one set of laundry equipment, and one dumpster – all are not within a normal walking distance for the majority of sites. For a campground of this size, that is not acceptable. The boat ramp is very narrow. There isn’t a playground. Because of the need for a 180 degree turn on both ends, those with rigs longer than about 32 feet will not be able to get into the dump station when entering the park. The nearest decent size grocery store is about 15 miles away. The picnic tables aren’t covered which is not the norm for COE parks. As mentioned in earlier reviews there is still an ant problem. Our rating reflects the inconvenience factor. Daily rate also reflects a half price park pass.
12/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Sites are definitely big rig friendly. Except for three concrete ones near the bathhouse the sites are gravel. All are level. Ample space between each especially 19 – 29. Paved access roads with no overhanging limbs to dodge. There is a small playground, hiking trails and nearby canoe rentals. Lots of tall trees so there may be some lack of satellite reception depending on the site. The overflow is a looped paved road/parking area that makes for a nice place to do a boondock over night if you are self-contained. I downgraded a point for lack of a laundry, but this is one of the nicest state park campgrounds I’ve been in. It was completely full with some overflow. Best to make a reservation.
12/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Typical Casino RV Resort campground - concrete subdivision with level sites, ample space, and multiple amenities. The place was full and still had good voltage and water pressure. Wi-Fi signal good thru out the park; free, but a little slow at the time of my visit. The only negative for me was that the cable had limited channels, but since there isn't many trees, satellite signals are easily obtained. The CG is about 20 miles from the interstate so using it as an overnight might not be convenient altho I thought it worth the drive.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a former Corp park. It’s spread out over 15 miles with multiple sections with a total of about 125 sites, tents included. I am only reviewing about 40 sites near the south entrance. Those sites are long, level, and wide with picnic shelters and grills. Water and electric was good. Bath houses have some age but are clean and well maintained. No laundry. As previously mentioned in other reviews, the bath houses, playground, and dumpsters are not in close proximity to most sites. The lake level is still low. Boat ramps are unusable, but Texas State Parks allow free fishing if you are camping in them. Access roads are easy in and out. Park is about 3 miles from shopping and major highways which makes for good RON or extended stay. Posted rate does not include a $3/person/day extra charge.
09/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
It is obvious that this camp ground is over priced with few amenities, but when one needs a place to stay that is close and convenient to Big Bend, it’s the also the obvious choice. It’s pretty flat in this part of Texas, so one would expect level sites. This campground managed to make that a chore. Water pressure and voltage was good, but there were only five rigs in the campground at the time of my visit. There are only a few 50A sites. Cable channels are minimal. You will not get satellite signals. I do not know why, but I checked this out with other RVers while we were here. Perhaps it’s in the satellite twilight zone. Cell phone coverage was available. If you are close to the building, free Wi-Fi is available from a restaurant’s hotspot that is on the edge of the campground. If you are not, don’t expect to receive a signal. There are some nicer campgrounds that are 50-90 miles from Big Bend that offer more for the money. One must chose between them and being closer to the entrance of the National Park. My rating of this campground really means little. It come down to how far one wishes to drive from the campground to Big Bend.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Al tho it’s a nice one, the campground is taking some liberty calling itself a resort without having all the extra amenities found at one. The sites are nice long, level pull thrus with plenty of space between them. Each site has a picnic table and some have a charcoal grill. There is a separate tent only area. Water pressure and voltage was good. Wi-Fi is free and an excellent signal. Antenna is in the middle of the campground. Bathhouse is very nice with individual bathroom/showers similar to home bathrooms. There is a clean laundry room. The one and only staff employee/host doesn’t spend 24/7 in the office, but there is an obvious note indicating which site she is in. She provided excellent customer service with area info and printed handouts. There isn’t any billboard signage for the campground, but the town is only a couple miles long. It isn’t that hard to find. The rate reflects the half price Passport discount.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
I generally agree with all previous positive comments, but would like to clarify some of that review information that is in error. The park isn’t actually ‘remote’ in that it’s only 12 miles from Carlsbad, which includes the 4.5 miles off the main highway. The park is landscaped with plenty of trees, but in the high desert area of SE NM they don’t grow high enough for shade. $4 won’t get you into a site unless you have some form of NM park pass. The rate posted for my review is the current published price. The one-way mileage to the nearby attraction of Sitting Bull Falls is actually 45 miles. There is 50 amp service in about a third of the sites to include the only three pull thru’s. About one third of the sites require at least some back to front leveling. Only about a third of the sites will accommodate big rigs, but those that do are nice, level, lengthy sites. Access roads and pads are paved. Water pressure and voltage was good, but the park wasn’t full.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
A convenient state park about 3 miles off the interstate. Good for an overnighter and also extended stay if one is into sand dunes. About half of the sites are back-ins and half are pull thru. All but one or two will serve all size rigs even with tow vehicle attached. Water pressure good. Voltage good, but campground was only one third full. No trees, one bath house, no laundry facility. Covered picnic shelters. Easy access in and out. Ranger staff very helpful. I'd bump the rating up one point if it had sewer.
02/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
There are several loops in this COE campground park with two being dedicated to equestrian, one to tenters, one containing covered shelters, and the others are for the usual RV. All campground sites have fire pits, grills, and covered picnic tables. There is one playground for the entire park. One bathhouse per loop, but no laundry facilities. Water pressure and voltage was good. The 30A only loops are heavily treed making satellite reception difficult. Access roads in the majority of the loops are narrow with tight turns that require caution for longer rigs. Definitely, not big rig friendly. The loop containing 50A service was the least desirable. Those pads were gravel and mostly unleveled. All sites in this campground are much less spacious than that of a typical Corps park. The dump station wasn’t level, which would prohibit a complete emptying of all tanks. The trees over the roads and pads are in desperate need of trimming. All but the smallest of rigs will get a good scraping either on the access roads or the sites themselves. This COE park would be at the bottom of my list for a return visit.
12/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
I agree with all of the previous positive reviews and comments, but cannot rate it as high. There are only four pull thrus and two of those aren’t big rig friendly. It doesn’t have Wi-Fi or cable. There isn't a laundry facility and there is only one bathhouse, which is an uphill climb for all sites. The trees will block satellite signals. There are a couple of security lights near the enclosed pavilion that will absolutely turn total darkness into daylight for anyone site near them. The most annoying aspect of this campground was that it had an extremely high water pressure. Even with a regulator, the pressure was above normal limits. I switched to my holding tanks to preclude damaging any on board water lines. The separate tent only area is nice, but one would be hard pressed to find level sites for more than one small tent. This one is difficult to rate. I downgrade it for the lack of amenities and unacceptable water pressure, but appreciate the nature aspect. I would return, but I'd take two water regulators the next time.
12/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a combination marina and campground with a convenience store/gas station on site. Access roads and RV sites are gravel, well maintained, and level. Each site has a picnic table with concrete patio. With the exception of a handful of back-ins, everything is pull through. The sites are long, but somewhat narrow. The picnic patio extends virtually into any rig parked on the adjacent site. Voltage, water pressure, satellite, and cell signals were good. The are lots of cable TV channels. Wi-Fi is free and covers the entire park although those farther from the office may get less signal strength. I didn’t see any repeaters. A laundry room is also available. It’s a very good place to rest overnight, as well as an extended stay provided you don’t get parked next to another rig.
12/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a Corp of Engineer campground. Budget restrictions have presently limited it to 21 sites. Access roads are paved and sites are gravel. All sites are large and level. Most are lake front back-ins, but all have a lake view. There are a handful of pull thrus. Each site accommodates all size rigs, multiple tents, and has a fire ring, grill, and picnic table. Voltage and water pressure were good, but the campground wasn’t full. There are plenty of trees for shade, but they may interfere with satellite signals. The campground is off the beaten path, but it is an excellent place to RV in peace and quiet. I don’t normally comment on the staff, but I was especially impressed with the professionalism and courtesy of the on site park ranger. Price reflects the Access Card discount.
12/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a small owner occupied campground. The access road is gravel and needs work. The sites are gravel and a fair amount of leveling is required especially for longer rigs. There is only one bath facility for the entire campground. A laundry room is available. There were several older, permanent, travel trailers on site. Voltage and water pressure were good as well as sat and cell coverage. There isn’t any cable. No one mentioned Wi-Fi at check-in so I can't comment on it. There is nothing special about this place, but it would work well as a place to stay for a couple days. Rate reflects a Passport discount.
11/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a typical KOA with the standard amenities, above average road noise, and high priced camp sites. Roads are combination of paved/gravel and need some work. Sites are all pull thrus on SC fine sand, but they are level. The noise from the adjacent interstate is 24/7. This is a convenient stopping place for north and south traveling snowbird traffic so also expect noise from the early risers who just pulled in for one night. Picnic tables at each site and a few fire rings scattered thru out. Water and voltage was good. Wi-Fi is a free, third party system. Signals were excellent thru out the CG. Plenty of washer/dryers in the laundry. Most sites have trees which may interfere with satellite signals unless an external dish is used. Cell phone reception is good.
11/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
All the previous reviews are accurate to include the low one that mentioned refund issues. In addition, there is a small marina with deli-type restaurant on site. The majority of sites are level. A laundry room is available. There are two large bath facilities that were nice and clean. There is a small tent only area on the perimeter of the campground. This campground has all of the amenities of a 9 or 10 rated campground with the following exceptions. Unless you are in the first half of the sites near the office area, the Wi-Fi signals are low. They advertise a phone hook-up on site, but I didn’t see any. The water pressure is high and the voltage is low. Bring a water pressure regulator and expect to use power management. Using my basement heat/air unit without significant voltage drop required that I turn off everything but basic lighting. At the prices charged, one expects to have good electric and water service. The rating reflects the lack of both.
11/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is one of those campgrounds that you are forced into using because it’s the only game in town. You don’t get “comfort amenities”, but the basics are available. Easy access to the interstate, cable, full hook ups, laundry, and bath facilities to name a few. Water pressure and voltage were good. TV and cell coverage were also good. Space between sites was adequate. There is some road noise from a nearby two-lane highway. Wi-Fi is available on a pay for use basis.
11/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
I agree with all previous reviews except the one referring to this being “an ok campground for the weekend, but not much else.” That’s way off track. The campground is divided into multiple sections with campsites in each. Access roads are paved, sites are gravel. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and grill. The pull thrus are typically crescent shaped. All sites have plenty of room and are spaced well apart. Trees are abundant providing much shade, but may interfere with satellite signals without an external antenna. They don’t interfere with the lake views. Water pressure and voltage good. TV and cell signals also good. Bath facilities were clean. I did not see a laundry facility or playground. There is a train crossing at the entrance of the park that produces some noise, but only happens a few times a day. Note that all but one section is closed for the winter and it’s on a first come basis. Rate reflects a Golden Access discount.
10/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
This campground has a nice website and free WiFi, but that’s the best I can say about it. It fronts a four lane highway so there is road noise. Sites are very close together and sloped to varying degrees. The access roads are narrow and need work. Except for a couple sites up front, it is definitely not big rig friendly. Utility pedestals are in need of repair. Bathhouse was clean considering it was a cinder block building with paint peeled off several walls. Laundry facility available. Cable didn’t work. Picnic table, but no fire rings. WiFi signals strong in the entire park. Voltage and water pressure good. Cell phone signals were weak. Lots of tall pines so one may not get satellite signals without an external dish. There a lot of permanents and seasonals with older RVs in this CG. Rate reflects Passport Discount.
10/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
Gravel roads, grass sites that need some front to back leveling, and a handful of 50A full hookups. Laundry facility. Water pressure good. Voltage on my 50A site wouldn't support heavy loads. The pool water had a top layer of algae. The office isn't manned regularly. Wi-Fi works if you are in the office building. The signal is only from the office computer's ethernet box and I doubt it will support more than 5 users at one time. I was told that the land on which the CG sets was up for sale. Probably the reason no expense has been put into it. Not a terrible campground, but akin to a low budget hotel. Good for a short stay.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Flat Rock is adjacent to the Lakeside Corp campground and it is also on the Hords Creek Lake. We did not camp in this park, but a review of it is easy. It is generally a mirror image of Lakeside campground, with the exception of site utilities. Read the Lakeside review. This campground is mostly water/electric 30-amp service, but there are a few full hook up sites and a few 50-amp sites.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a huge, well-maintained, ascetically pleasing Corp park with multiple campground sections located around and in close proximity to the lake. This is arguably one of the best in Texas. There is something here for everyone including large covered picnic shelters with BBQ barrels, group shelters with water/electric 50/30 amp hookups, individual screened shelters for tenters, two swim beaches, multiple dump stations, two covered community playgrounds, and several boat ramps. 50 amp sites are plentiful and a few full hook-up sites have recently been added. The majority of all sites are generally large, paved, level, and easy to get into. There is a combination of back in and pull throughs. They advertise 67 sites, but that’s probably outdated on the low side. Voltage and water pressure was good, but the place wasn’t crowded during the stay. Shade trees are plentiful and deer are abundant. There are clean bathhouse facilities in each area, but they’re just OK. Most are small, lack electrical outlets, and water sources are on timed sensors. The park is off the beaten path so there wasn’t any cell coverage. We were allowed to drive through the park and pick any site that was non-reservable. That is the best way to get the ideal site here.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an update to the previous reviews. The campground construction is now complete. I found no issues with signage or entry area parking. The campground is a stones throw from the interstate so there is some noise. Access roads are paved, sites are gravel and level. The pull thrus are long making for excellent over night parking. The space between all sites is not wide, but because they are of a parallel setback design, it provides enough space to deploy awnings and slides without crowding your neighbor. There is a very small pool, but no picnic tables, fire rings, or shade trees. The bathhouse was complete and clean. Voltage and water pressure were good. The Wi-Fi is not free. According to the owners, there are some log in problems that they will correct. It’s obvious that the owner’s are attempting to provide a first class campground for travelers. Notwithstanding the closeness to the interstate, they are succeeding.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a scenic and large state park located at the bottom of its namesake canyon with three looped RV campgrounds and two primitive tent only sections. The tent areas were not impressive. Most of the RV sites in Sagebrush or Mesquite are back-ins that will accommodate larger RVs with 50A needs. One half of the Mesquite sites are not level. The Hackberry section is 30 amps only and generally for rigs less than 32 ft. All camp sites are easy access in and out and they have picnic tables and fire pits. There is one or two playgrounds in the park, but none are convenient to campsites. There is no laundry and no cell coverage. Satellite/TV signal coverage was good. In west Texas trees are usually shorter mesquite or live oak and are for site separation, not shade. The park has a visitor’s center, small store/restaurant, horseback stables, hiking, and biking trails. All worth visiting. I camped in Sagebrush and the voltage was very low when the weekenders showed up. It wasn’t possible to run the air conditioner. Imagine, no air in 90+ plus temps! Weekenders have as much right to good voltage as anyone else. It's a park problem. The 10% grade entrance road is not a real issue, but the three sharp blind curves are. The road is narrower in the curves. Two long RVs could not safely pass each other at those points. It is an accident waiting to happen so don’t traverse it during a heavy traffic period. Be aware that, in addition to the campsite fee, the Texas State Park system charges an entry fee - - per person, per day, whether or not you move in or out of the park. Cost wise, you can camp in a commercial park with considerably more amenities. No one could be disappointed with this park if they understand what it was intended to be. A place to camp, without amenities, where one can experience unique and scenic surroundings. Even with its unique environment it is absolutely not a 9 or 10 rating.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground is located atop Raton Pass at an altitude of almost 8000 ft. There isn’t much to add that hasn’t been said in previous reviews. There is a nice view on back-in sites, but I preferred the pull thrus with more room. All sites are level. Cell reception, water and voltage were all good. No cable, but you can pick up several TV stations and satellite reception from any site. There aren’t any trees so access in and out and parking is easy. Shade isn’t needed at this altitude. Nice cool evenings. Bring a blanket. Rate reflects a Passport America discount.
08/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
This KOA is located near the interstate and a truck stop, which provides plenty of noise at all times. The sites are narrow. My rig and another almost touched slides. Motor homes with towed vehicles will barely fit the length of most sites. The access road and sites are rutted dirt. There is no shade. Bathrooms were clean. Wi-Fi is free and signal good. There is a pool. Water pressure was 95 psi, which is 30% over the normal limit and can damage RV water lines. The staff, to their credit, notifies everyone of this issue at check-in. Take a pressure regulator if you stay here. Most KOAs are just average campgrounds. This one is below that standard and well overpriced. Other reviews listed deficiencies, but still rated it high. Don’t know how that could be.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a large campground located on a lake with easy access in and out of it. Only about half of the listed sites are for RVs. The rest are tent sites. The park is divided into several looped sections with paved or gravel roads and a mixture of utility setups. The RV sites, all generally level with picnic tables and fire rings, are either concrete, paved, or gravel. Tent sites are grass. Water and voltage was good. The sites in the main section are all 50 amps, but not all of those have sewer. It is the only section that has trees. There are a handful of pull thru sites in the water and electric only sections of the campground. Bathhouses that were observed were clean and the grounds are well maintained. There is a nice boat ramp. No playground. There are quite a few seasonals, but they do not preclude getting a good site. The campground appears to be a storage lot for numerous older, unoccupied RVs. They are scattered through out, but mostly on the tent sites. The best way to get a good site is to drive thru before registering. Disregard the “This Site Reserved” signs. The park staff does a poor job of updating them. The biggest drawback of this campground is that you pay an entry fee, vehicle fee, and a fee for each utility which then raises the price to the level of a commercial C/G with amenities.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
I did not stay in the campground, but because it does not have a previous review, this one is being posted. My comments are based on a detailed inspection of the facility. This Corp campground is behind the Saylorville Lake dam and adjacent to the spillway. It has trees that provide some shade for most of the sites. The access roads are paved. There is no water hook-up, but there are community faucets for filling holding tanks. Picnic tables and fire rings/grills are located on each site. There is playground equipment. Most of the sites are level. There are a few pull thru sites. Bathhouses are centrally located and clean. The sites are gravel and they are so big that you could get two large RVs onto one site. The campground only has 30A service, but if you can deal with that this C/G would be ideal for big rigs.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
I did not stay in the campground, but because it does not have a previous review, this one is being posted. My comments are based on a detailed inspection of the facility. This is a nice Corp campground. It has trees that provide some shade for most sites, but they do not interfere with the sites or the paved access roads. There are only 33 RV sites, the rest are for tents. The separate tent only area is also nice. RV sites are gravel and will accommodate most sized rigs, but the bigger the RV the more front to back leveling will be required on about half of them. All sites are 30A service and only a selected few have water hook-ups. There are community faucets for filling holding tanks. Bathhouses were clean and centrally located. There is playground equipment for the kids. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings/grills. There is a small pond in the campground. This appears to be a very quiet place to stay.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very good Corp of Engineer campground. It is one of the more uniquely laid out ones I’ve been in. It is divided into multiple looped sections each with bathhouse and playground facilities that are centrally located and well maintained. The group and tent sections are circular with a pavilion in the center. Tent sites are grass. 30A electrical boxes are positioned around the perimeter so that a small sized rig can also use the section. It is a very nice setup for groups. The roads are paved. Some RV sites are gravel; some are concrete and all have a picnic table and fire ring/grill. Not all gravel sites are level despite the fact that they could be. The area is not hilly. There is a 30A only section, but 50A service is the norm. The voltage was good, but there is no water on the pads. There are numerous community water faucets for filling holding tanks. There is a huge amount of space between most sites. About half are shaded, but trees do not interfere with them or the access roads. The majority have ample parking for your tow or towed vehicle. Each section has a designated parking area for boats. The single dump station is two-way, but there will be a waiting line if the park is full. Trash dumpsters are at the entrance of the campground so you’ll have to driving to them. Downgraded the rating for the lack of water/sewer, some un-leveled, but one of the nicer Corp parks.
08/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Blanding Landing and Blanding Landing Corp of Engineer as listed on this web page are one and the same so I will just expand on what other reviewers have covered. It is a campground that can accommodate most sized RVs, but is more suited for tents, campers, and shorter rigs. It is big rig accessible, but not necessarily friendly. It is located on a lake far from nowhere, but there was cell coverage. The fifteen mile paved road leading to it is hilly, curvy, and with some areas of overhanging tree branches. Once started down the road, there is no turn around point until in the campground. The shoreline portion of lake is covered with algae making any use of it impossible. The voltage is low even on 50A service. Power management is required. There is no laundry room. The community water faucets in the campground are mainly for refilling holding tanks. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. A dump station is available. Access roads are gravel and the grass sites that are fairly level. There are only four pull thru sites but they are the closest to the railroad track. Thankfully, the trains pass quickly so noise is short-lived. There are no street lights - at night it is pitch black. Because it’s off the beaten path, you may have the park all to yourself as we did. The gate attendants are only on duty from 6-9 pm so I think there might be a problem if you pick an empty site that might be reserved by someone else. Except passing trains, I personally enjoyed the woods, dark nights, and very peaceful solitude. But I have to rate based on what other’s would expect and that is less than the typical Corp campground would usually receive. If you have the tolerance for occasional train noise and don’t mind an “adventurous” drive then bump it up a couple points.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground is located at a corporate owned ski resort on a condo/cabin timeshare complex. There are 80 plus RV sites and 40 plus tent sites. Campground sites are available on a non-reservation basis. It’s heavily wooded with paved roads and RV sites. Access to RV pads is manageable even for big rigs. Tent sites are grass. Tents have their own separate, but nice, area in the complex. Water and voltage are good. The RV sites, which are spacious, have picnic tables, fire rigs, and grill. They are long enough for every size rig, but about half of them are sloped to some degree. The larger the RV, the more leveling required. Since reservations aren’t taken, you can occupy whatever is open. There are only four pull-thrus. Choose accordingly. The laundry, bathhouse, clubhouse, pools, and hot tubs serve the entire complex so expect to walk to one or the other. Wi-Fi is available at the registration building, but it is a pay-for-use system. There are 7 day/week multiple planned activities for adults and kids. Recreational facilities, mostly free, are too numerous to list here. A nice golf course and three restaurants are on site. The campground is not far from the tourist attractions in the Dells. Boredom is not an issue when staying here.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
If ratings are based on an assessment of a campground’s list of facilities, amenities, and quality then this one is not a 9/10. As National Park campgrounds go this may be one of the nicer, but it doesn’t compare with any campground that actually is a 10. Unless you are a Golden Access or Age card holder, it is pricey and there is an extra charge for electricity, use of the bath facilities, and making a reservation. The sites do not have water or sewer hook ups. There is no cable. It would even be difficult to get satellite signals considering the amount of trees. Larger motor homes and 5th wheels can fit onto a number of the sites, but it is not by standard measure a ‘big rig friendly’ campground. Overhanging trees on the access roads and some tight turns into the sites just make that not so. Some sites have 50A service and there are a few pull through sites. For a park with varying degrees of terrain, I was surprised at how level many of the sites were. Even those with longer rigs would most likely be able to find one that required minimum leveling. It’s a nice place to park for a few days and enjoy the peace and quiet of the outdoors as well as see the nature attractions in the local area. Price shown reflects a discount with Golden Access card.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
The campground is located at one of the nicer Casinos in the state. Access roads are paved and all sites are concrete. Only about one third of the sites have full hook-ups. Those are called ‘premium’ sites. All have water/electric/cable. Good cable, voltage, and water pressure. The non-premium sites do not have picnic tables - an inconvenience if you like to grill and dine outdoors. The sites are long, but the space between each is only about 15 feet. The check-in office provides complimentary coffee and newspapers. The staff was excellent. Bath/shower facilities are located in that building and it is centrally located in the park. They were clean and well maintained. The laundry room only has two machines so doing laundry when the campground is full will be a challenge. Wi-Fi is free, but signal strength can be low if blocked by another RV next to yours. There is no playground for children. The pool and spa are located at the Casino. I rate this facility only an 8 due to the lack of full hook ups and picnic tables on all sites as well as the minimum width between sites; a shame because it could have been a 10. Be that as it may, it’s a very nice campground.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a casino campground that would be good for a one or two night stay unless one is willing to put up with several shortcomings. All sites are level pull thru, but are only about 15 feet apart. You will be close to your neighbor. 50A service is available, but the voltage was low. Not all sites have sewer. There is a discount for no sewer. There is a picnic table and fire ring on each site, but due to the closeness of rigs building a fire may not be possible. The cable service was good. Roads and pads are dusty dirt/gravel. More dirt than gravel. The bath house/restroom facility is located in one building, but oddly designed. The showers are separate from the restrooms requiring a walk outside and around the building after use of one or the other. The showers were always un-clean. Avoid any site with a street light. They are extremely bright and will flood the inside of the rig at night. Free Wi-Fi is available in the hotel/casino area. It cannot be received in the campground even tho it's only about 300 feet away. The campground staff is friendly, but has a limited knowledge of RVing.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground has all of the standard amenities plus a hot tub, horseshoe pit, basketball net, and free WiFi. Access to both the back in and pull through sites is fairly easy. The staff is polite and helpful. The only bathhouse facility is located in the office building that is centrally located in the campground so those who are parked on the perimeter will have a 150-foot walk to it. It was clean, but only four showers serve 100 plus sites. There is a small laundry. Despite the amenities, there are some negatives. The roads are dirt/gravel and need some work. The grass areas in the park are unkempt. Although they are level, the pads are dirt and gravel with grass growing on them. About half of the sites are in the open without shade. Tents are allowed on and between RV sites. There is an extra charge for cable. The utility layout of the campground is the most unusual one that I have ever been in. All sites have water and a few have full hookups. But the majority are a random mix of sewer, different amperages, and cable. One would normally expect a large 50A site to have sewer, but many do not. Many sites with cable have only 30A. A 50A site will be next to a 30A site. Many sites with cable have no sewer. It’s like someone threw out a bowl of spaghetti and didn’t plan how to separate and connect it. It would be appropriate to be very specific about your needs when making a reservation. There are several camping discounts available. They recently became a Passport America campground. I get the feeling that the other reviewers felt the same way about this campground that I did. Things are lacking, but you have to give this one a good rating because of the amenities. We stayed in a motor home.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is aesthetically pleasing, meets basic needs, value priced, but it doesn’t have the all of the amenities of the more highly rated campgrounds. There isn’t a pool, playground, wi-fi, cable, and sewer at every site. The voltage is only 30A and there is some noise from a nearby four-lane road. However, it is a very nice, immaculately maintained campground. The roads are gravel in very good condition and the pads are a combination of gravel and grass. All sites are pull-through and the majority of the sites will accommodate a large rig. Some minor maneuvering may be required due to the trees near them. Picnic tables are at each site. There aren’t any fire rings, but most sites have a dug out portion of the ground in which to have a campfire. The bathhouse is an older cinder block structure, but it was spotless. The voltage was good, but not strong. Power management is required in a 50A rig. Tents are allowed, but not on the RV sites. The campground doesn’t take credit cards. The owners live on site and manage the campground. They provide excellent customer service. If you call and give them a little notice of your arrival someone will meet you in the campground to discuss which site best suits your rig and needs. You get the final choice of sites. They are also well versed on the tourist information. Despite the lack of amenities, I give it a good rating. It was too well run and maintained not to do so.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is indeed a smaller campground, but the sixteen pull through sites with hook-ups will accommodate all lengths and widths. Although, there is only about 15 feet between sites, it’s not awning to awning with your neighbor. There is some front to back sloping on about half of the sites, but easily managed. There are also sites along the perimeter but they were designed for tents or pop-ups. Those are sloped and have no hook-ups. A picnic table is available for every site, but the campground only has a single community fire ring. The wood is free. 50A voltage was good, but there were only a few rigs here during the weekday. There is no Wi-FI. Access roads and pads are gravel, but well maintained. There is a single small bath house, but it too was well maintained. No shade trees on the pads, but temps were low so they weren’t needed. The Casino is a 5 minute walk, but there is an on-demand shuttle. It was quiet despite the closeness to the parking lot. The golf course is gorgeous, rated highly by several golf magazines, and is therefore expensive. There is a large lake nearby where boats can be rented. The single staff member was pleasant and helpful. The best description of this campground is: adequate for a few days.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
The negative reviews of this park are also a mystery to me. The park staff was plentiful, courteous, and check in was easy. It’s not an over 55 adult only park, so families with kids are to be expected. All the sites are the same length and width and equally spaced apart, which makes me wonder why one would need to “ask for another site.” The maintenance crew empties trash cans every day. The fire rings could use some cleaning, but by no means were they trashy. The hook-ups are exactly where they should be –half way between the front and back of the site in order to accommodate a variety of RVs. The grass doesn’t contain weeds, was mowed, and in the hottest month of the year, can not be expected to be a lush green. One should not expect a campground to have full time dog-police on staff, but only to correct the actions of discourteous owners when observed. I did have a minor annoyance with the security gate entrance. It’s built to accommodate a Volkswagen, not a large rig. Very tight fit. Also, one should pay close attention to the electrical box on the site. It is tall and could interfere with slide out operation. It doesn’t get a 10 because that would mean it’s perfect. There are only a handful of those type campgrounds around. But it is well worth the cost and I enjoyed my stay.
06/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is a campground at the Terrible Casino. The name of the casino is reflected in the ranking of the campground. The concrete pads are level but narrow. The roads are also narrow and in need of repair in several places. Those with larger rigs will find navigating into a site a bit uncomfortable. The sites have full hook ups, but there is no dump station, bathhouse, picnic tables, or fire rings. The courtesy lights are not working on half of the sites. There is a minor amount of road noise from the interstate and moderate noise from a nearby railroad crossing that is busy. Voltage and water pressure are ok. The valet parking section runs the park, but there is no attendant at the campground. It appears that the campground is not high on the Casino’s priority list. It is overpriced, even with a discount, and at the low end when compared with other Casino campgrounds.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a Corp of Engineer (COE) Park located about 6 miles westbound on Hwy 75 from I-35 with good access roads from the interstate. Positives: Paved pads and paved roads with easy access to sites. Many sites have full hook-ups. Those who use COE parks know that on site sewer is an anomaly. The CG is on a lake with ample and convenient access for fishing. The bathhouses are very nice and well maintained. There are several double and triple sites for those who might travel in a group and want to be close together. Water pressure is good. There is lots of shade, a playground for the kids, and the CG is aesthetically pleasing. Cell phone signals can be received. Negatives: Voltage was just OK. The trees that line the access road to most of the sites need to be trimmed. Most of the 50A sites have some degree of minor sloping; generally front to back. If you can live with a 30A power supply, then it is suggested that you pick one of those sites. Most of them are large enough to get a 40 ft rig into. They are much nicer than the 50A sites. Many are also lake front. We were here on Golden Access pass discount.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
I concur with the rest of the reviewers. It’s a hidden gem. Two very minor points. Although the bathhouse facilities are excellent, there is only one building. If your site is at the back end of the CG, the walk is about 300 feet. Pine trees have been planted on every site to enhance appearance, but they aren’t tall enough yet to provide shade in hot weather. But then the flip side is that there is nothing to interfere with a satellite signal or beat against your rig. The comment from one reviewer about the pedestals interfering with the slide out is true - especially the water. Easily overcome by parking closer to the right side of the pad. Voltage and water pressure good. Wi-Fi worked very well and still free. I was impressed that the staff member who checked me in had the good forethought to put RVs on every other pad. That provided some solitude and privacy for everyone. Of course, that won’t be possible if the CG is full, but it does show that they know what they are doing. Passport discount park.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a city municipal recreation park with 90 sites. Full hook-ups with 30/50A. In addition, there are bathhouses, a pool, tennis court, 78 cable channels. picnic areas, pavilions, and a nice public golf course. No laundry facilities or fire rings. The majority of the sites are double side by side or front to back pull throughs. The dual hook up facilities are located in the middle of each site. Meaning- in one way or the other - you are going to share a site if the park is full. Avoid the back in only sites 73-80 unless you are happy doing a lot of back to front leveling. The front to back pull throughs are at least 30 feet but the side by side sites are awning to awning. Sites have trees to make it partially shaded, but they typically don't interfere with satellite reception. There is no road noise. The C/G is adjacent to the municipal airport, but airplane traffic is very light. The park is well maintained with a helpful staff. Voltage and water pressure are very good, even when it's are crowded. Any RV over 35 feet will find the front to back pull throughs a bit tight, but it is manageable. If I were rating the C/G by itself, I'd give it a 7 or three stars. But due to the amenities, closeness to town, being well maintained, and a $20/night fee, I give it an 8 or four stars.
10/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is a well maintained mobile home park with a separate area for RVs. Most of the sites are pull through and long enough for most rigs, but most are sloped or humped in the middle and cannot be used without disconnecting the toad. There are 3 to 4 long, level, big rig sites that do not require the toad to be disconnected. They are typically used for overnighters. The mobile home side of the park has some sites that were converted for RV use for longer term stays. Those lots are large, level and wooded. The park is close to the interstate, so there is road noise. Laundry facilities are available. The staff is friendly, but they are mobile home managers, not RV park managers. If you have a large rig, get a big rig site or ask for one of the RV sites in the mobile home section.
03/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a Corp of Engineer Park. With the exception of Loop 1, sites are a combination of paved and gravel. If you want space, stay in Loop 1 or get a site that borders the lake. Everything else is fairly close together. The seven sites in Loop 1 are full hookup with 50A service. All are paved, long, and level. That'll cost $26/night. There is no playground and no laundry, but the bath houses are well maintained. The park has a nice boat ramp and fishing pier. Voltage and water pressure were good. We camped in a motor home.
03/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a Corp of Engineer Park. There are only two sites with 50A service, but they aren't full hookup. Six sites have full hook ups, but they are 30A, gravel pads, and require some leveling. There is only one pull thru and it's 30A. Only about 30% of the sites are "shaded." 1-15 are the better sites. All sites have covered picnic tables and fire pits. There is no laundry facilities and no playground. The campground does have two boat ramps and fishing piers. Good voltage and water pressure. The park gates are locked between 10 pm and 6 am. The bath houses leave allot to be desired - pit toilets and not all of them have showers. The trash dumpsters are small and not close to camping areas. This park is better suited for rigs less than 32 feet in length and only requiring 30A service.
03/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
No disrespect to the previous rater. But, either things have changed since their visit or I’m not sure we are talking about the same campground. This one is a five star, and I’m very tight with my top rating. If I were rating this by the same standard that a typical commercial campground directory does I’d give it a 9.0 or four W’s. The sites are so big that one could probably park two motor homes on one site. If that isn’t big rig friendly, I don’t know what is. Each site has a privacy fence, grill, and picnic table. The sites are what I would call ‘partially shaded.’ In west Texas, a tree is valuable commodity so don’t expect a lot of them. I checked Wi-Fi available, but be advised that it is at the base library, which isn’t far from the campground. You can either take your own laptop and log into Wi-Fi or use one of the library’s computers. Voltage was excellent, but the campground was not at capacity. Pets are allowed. Since the campground has full hook ups, I did not look for a bathhouse. There are only a couple of washer/dryers available, but who cares when they are free. There is a minor downside to the campground. It is located fairly close to the airfield. There is some noise associated with military jets taking off and landing. As a former military pilot, I consider that to be the sound of freedom, but if you want 24 hour peace and quiet, you may be disappointed during certain periods of the day. As with most military campground facilities, entrance requires you to be an approved Department of Defense employee with appropriate ID.
06/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice state park. It's peaceful even if crowded. There is a laundry facility, picnic tables, and fire rings. The nearby golf course is gorgeous and well maintained. But, the campground is definitely not friendly to taller RVs. There are a substantial amount of low overhanging trees that will snag the top and sides of your rig as you drive thru it. Additionally, the voltage was low. The rating would be higher if those two issues were corrected.
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a campground restricted to those who are active duty or retired military. Since not everyone can use the campground, I would not normally put a review on this site. But for those that can, I feel it deserves a small spot light for it’s cleanliness, amenities, and superbly congenial and competent staff. Additionally, there isn’t much selection of nice campgrounds in the central part of South Carolina. All sites are back in, and some are of different size, but the staff is adept at matching your rig with one that fits it. The sites are concrete, level, and have a grill and picnic table. The clubhouse/office has a TV room and convenient connect for a high speed LAN line should you need Internet connections. Co-located in the same building is the recreation equipment rental facility. The laundry and bathrooms were spotless. The sites are a bit close together, but there is plenty of room for slides and awnings.
10/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is one of the nicest Corp parks, not just in Texas, but among other states as well. It has all of the amenities include laundry facilities and plenty of 30/50 amp sites. There are three separate sections to this campground and all are well laid out with easy access to well-maintained bathhouses and within a minimal walk to the lake’s edges. The sites are paved and very large. There are two pull-thru sites, but are designed for two rigs front to back. They each have a covered picnic table and most of them are shaded. Trees are trimmed which precludes the typically scraping of the rig. Deer, squirrels, and turkey roam the area on a daily basis. If there were a downside to sections, it would be that you have to drive a very short distance to each. There is actually a fourth section to the park that can be reserved for very large groups of campers. There are approximately ten campsites in this area which are arranged in a circle. It would be idea for multiple RV family groups to get together or a small rally. The entire area must be rented. It’s an all-or-none package. Also, there are two very large picnic pavilions in this area. The park is easily accessed from off Highway 36 approximately 15-20 minutes from either Belton or Temple, Texas.
11/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This a Corp of Engineer park located on Granger Lake between Granger and Taylor, Texas. Among the three COE campgrounds located near the lake, this one has larger sites that will serve "big" rigs. Unfortunately, there are only six 50 amp sites. The pads are paved with plenty of space between them as is normally the case with a COE park. They have several double sites with 30 amp service, but 'double' is a misnomer. They are only wide enough for two travel trailers without slide outs or awnings deployed. There is a nice playground for the kids and parents have an unrestricted view to watch them if they go bike riding on their own. Each site has a covered picnic table and there are pavilions available for large gatherings. There is a fishing dock, but it is not a short walk from the campsites. The dump station is easily accessed. There isn't any tourist attraction in Granger or Taylor. Shopping would best be done in Georgetown 20 miles to the west of the campground. Not withstanding the lack of more 50 amp sites, this is a nice, peaceful campground. I would have rated the campground higher, but the minimal number of 50 amp sites, no laundry room, and the dirty bathhouse facilities took their toll.
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