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07/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park met our every need. Easy access, nice sites, friendly staff, clean campground and facilities. They have large dog run, plus a 3/4 mile long perimeter hiking / dog walking trail which was very considerate of them to build, both for us humans AND our dogs! Seems a lot of happy campers here! Could not want for more in a non-resort park.
07/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice park located close to all area attractions. Nice sites, friendly staff, with a very impressive RV parts section inside the park office. Roads are good asphalt and big rig friendly, with easy access from adjacent highway both in and out of park. Only negative was very hard water. Needed to buy a couple of gallons of spring water so coffee cream would dissolve and not froth. Would definitely stay here again and it would be our first choice in Ruidoso in the future after touring the area.
03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice and well maintained park. Full hookups, paved, level sites, great utilities and friendly staff. We were along the canal toward the state park's beach which was a very pleasant one half mile walk. The state park also maintains their beach VERY well. The water is emerald green and the sand is like sugar. We were there during spring break. The park was 100% full, but the beach was 99% empty. Was so nice!
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice dry camping campground. NO WATER connections for any type of hose, so no re-filling or topping off RV water tanks. Very clean and very well maintained. Only downside is if you are not comfortable with narrow roads, as they are indeed narrow if your are in a large motorhome as we were. We stayed one night while passing through and would stay again if needed place to stop and were prepared to dry camp.
07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a very nice, good quality, well maintained campground with two separate buildings with satellite TV available, BBQ grills, billiards / pool table, DVD player, Sunday church service, and more. However, they still do not have quality Wi-Fi despite their advertised new top of the line system! According to the disclosure one must sign to get their free Wi-Fi log in (for one device only) it describes the basic free service as only being able to log on to the Internet. (Not sure why they bother with the free since it even states very limited service). That is their bronze service. Next is Silver Wi-Fi which states will allow you to surf the net and check email. After the bronze (free) did nothing for us as its speed was too limited do do anything, we jumped up and paid for the Gold service which was advertised to allow streaming Netflix etc, yet it too was a dismal failure with no such capability or reliability. Until they get the bugs worked out and they pay their provider for real Internet accessibility, do not expect to have reliable Wi-Fi, not even if you are willing to pay extra for their reported best connection. Again, even if it worked as advertised, you would be limited to one device only unless you are willing to pay for each additional device access. Wi-Fi here is sadly still a dream (see older reviews - it has always been poor or worse).
07/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Beautiful setting, but no utility amenities, except for one fresh water drinking faucet located beside office which can be used to fill drinking containers, or your RV fresh water tank, if you have your own hose. This is dry camping at its finest, as long as your rig is no more than 23 feet in length, otherwise, you are limited to a man-made parking lot that was cut right out of the middle of a very large hill - unless you want to pay $45 per night for one of four "premium" RV sites upon another hill overlooking the lake (yet they did not appear to be worth the cost at all). Because the basic big rig parking area is cut out of the middle of a very large hill, and the camping parking area is within the cut out, you have no view except of the hill side in front of and behind you UNLESS you are on one of the ends. On their website, this parking area is referred to as located "within a unique geological formation". That misleading description sounds appealing, but the bottom line is that this park has great dry camping IF your rig is no longer than 23' in length. Otherwise, you will be basically stuck in an after-thought parking area with no view and not close to or even really part of the real campground.
03/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice, typical, rustic Texas state park. This park's major attraction is swimming in the scenic river. May not be for you if not planning to swim / relax by the river daily. Hiking trails are not great for scenic appeal as compared to many other Texas state parks. Discovery center for kids is nice, but takes less than an hour to explore. One exceptional feature was owl calling at dusk by the river as suggested by a park ranger. Barred owls were prevalent and responsive to human calling. Google barred owls to learn how to do it. It is very easy and this greatly helped our enjoyment of this park as there is not too much to do here.
07/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
A true first class motor coach resort. Manicured landscaping, mature Christmas trees throughout, nice grass, excellent utilities, concrete roads, beautiful log club house, huge deck, jacuzzi, on and on and on, plus very cordial owner/host.
07/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Excellent location close to town. Setting is in scenic canyon with great views. Stream is small, yet nice. All work campers extremely nice and keep the restrooms and grounds spotless. Owners are onsite and plant lots of ground coverings and flowers which definitely adds color. Would definitely stay here again. Another plus is highway entrance from the camp road was obviously engineered with campers in mind with safe, dedicated, protected lanes from the road leading to campground.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice sites, all with full hookups. However, only two sites have 50 amp service. We had 50 amps, yet due to the cooler "mountain" temps 30 amp service would have been fine for us. The forest and hiking are absolutely incredible. Lots of birds and butterflies. Saw no bears, but park ranger said they are around yet stay away from public. We felt very safe. The mountain top views are truly amazing. We spent five nights here. A real forest / hiking treasure.
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