This area is no longer an Oklahoma State Park. It was sold some 10 years ago to private investors. We visited this former park during a day trip to check out the campground. Years ago this was one of Oklahoma's premier state parks, so we wanted to "relive youth" and plan a camping trip. Glad it was only a day trip. Yes, there is still a campground and a campground host, but the facilities have fallen into ruins needing dire repair. There is a row of pull through sites, approximately 20, that are still usable though in need of repair. All other sites range from barely usable to unusable - trees need to be trimmed for low branches, grass and downed limbs need to be tended, trash and broken bottles needed to be picked up, etc. The marina appears to be closed and sits in Catfish Bay like a ghost town. The lodge has long been torn down, but the cabins sit abandoned. Driving from the highway back to the camping area is like entering an "end of earth" movie with all the abandoned buildings falling apart in disrepair. The investors never started building the high end resort they proposed when they purchased this park from the State. We will not return to this area as it makes us sad when we remember its former glory.
Cedar Rail is located at the top of Raton Pass on I-25 north of Raton. Owners and staff are very friendly. There is an upper and lower RV area; both areas are all gravel and very clean. One is basically on the mountain top - great views! Wi-Fi was strong and free, but campers are asked to limit up/downloading and gaming. The WiFi is connected to satellite ISP. T-Mobile cellular was strong. RV park is above the interstate, so there is very little road noise despite how near the interstate is located. We will camp here again!
Well maintained, "country" RV park about 12 miles south of Creede. The Rio Grande River is a short walking distance across the highway. Gravel/grass spaces that are easy to pull-through. The Wi-Fi access is very sketchy and slow if available. Not all cellular service is available (T-Mobile not available). Beautiful area next to the river and mountains. Horseback riding, river rafting, jeep rental, fishing, hiking: enough to keep everyone busy for weeks. RV park entrance is on west side of Lodge and Cabins! The entrance is fairly narrow, adjust your turning accordingly! Interior roads are easily negotiated. If you stop at the Lodge, pull in at front parallel to the road. Do not attempt to pull in on west side of Lodge with large rigs! Camp host site well marked inside the entrance. The camp host, staff, and owners are all very friendly and helpful. Some "summer-long" campers who return every year. We will definitely camp here again.
This is a very nice park with very friendly and helpful staff and owners. The sites are a little small, but well maintained and pull-through. Nice pool area along with recumbent bikes for the kids, and also a dirt bike trail adjacent to the camp. There is a sizeable dog run! We will definitely stay here again!
The owners live on-site and are very friendly and extremely helpful! The RV area is all gravel, but there are shady areas of buffalo grass and dirt. Everything was well maintained and clean. No playground or pool, but the Capulin Volcano National Monument is in full view and only a few miles away. We will definitely stay here again.
This is an older but well maintained RV park located north of I-40 on Lakeside Drive (Loop 335). The staff is very friendly and helpful. A few spaces have fenced dog runs; there is a large dog run in the southwest corner of the park. Sites are all pull-through gravel with grass space in between. Conveniently located for the RV traveler on the east side of Amarillo: 1)about 2 miles from the I-40 and US 287 (Dallas/Ft. Worth) intersection, 2)on Loop 335 which loops around Amarillo to rejoin US 287 (Dumas/Dalhart) and avoids all inter-city traffic, 3)across highway from Pilot Travel Center station. The downside to the park: 1)near I-40, so there is some road noise, but also convenient to get to, and 2)in the flight path of the airport which closes in late evening. We will definitely stay here again!
Pecan Grove RV Park will not be everyone's "cup of tea". But, if you understand, believe, or embrace the local saying, "Keep Austin Weird", or if you have a tie-dyed shirt with that slogan on it, then you will appreciate Pecan Grove! Pecan Grove RV Park is located directly across Lake Lady Bird from downtown Austin on Barton Springs Road – very convenient to Austin's music scene, Barton Springs Pool, and the location of the Annual South-By-Southwest Music Festival. It is an older RV park – a direct step back into the 1950s! There are only about 10 overnight rental spots out of over a hundred spaces. You must call at least a month or two in advance for a reservation (unless you are VERY lucky). Payment is accepted as cash or check – no credit cards. The park does not have a website, but try looking at: http://www.maliasmiles.com/texas/austin/PecanGrove.htm. The park is densely wooded with pecan trees and associated squirrels. The full-time residents are all very friendly and very eclectic – musicians, artists, writers, a clown, and a few senior citizens. You will realize this shortly after entering the park as you pass an art sculpture of a six foot high coconut tree done in green, yellow, and blue neon light tubes. There is no pool, but Barton Springs is easy walking distance. The bathhouse is again from the 1950s (cinder block construction) but is very clean. Washers and dryers are available at the north end of the bathhouse. As an older park, the overhead electric, cable, etc., lines are low-hanging, but I had no problem clearing them with my 12' 8" high fifth wheel. The spaces are definitely for older trailers – Robert assisted me in parking my 39' fifth wheel at a diagonal in space 52! The interior streets are narrow but passable. The cable TV is excellent with 68 channels and Wi-Fi reception was very strong (and free!). The park is pet friendly, but they do insist that you pick up after your pets! Many of Austin's known restaurants and music venues are within easy walking distance from Pecan Grove. The city bus ($2/day pass) stops at the entrance to the park. To access: From I-35, take the Riverside Drive exit and proceed west on Riverside. Turn left on Barton Springs Road. Once you cross Lamar Street, the park will be on your right at 1518 Barton Springs Road. To exit the park, turn right on Barton Springs Road and continue on Barton Springs through Zilker Park to MoPac Expressway. Go south on MoPac to Texas Highway 360 (left exit) to return to I-35. We will camp here again . . . soon I hope!
This park is conveniently located next to I-30 and the approach is well marked with signs. We arrived late, but the manager was watching for us and provided great assistance in getting us to our site quickly. Admittedly, we were in one of the dual pull-through sites that was unoccupied. I would imagine that a second RV behind us might have troubles backing in due to the small space. Though small, this is a very nice park and definitely is a great place to overnight stop while traveling. The manager is very friendly and helpful.
True, the park entrance is not lavishly marked. The entrance is immediately north of the Heartbreak Hotel. This is a very nice park. There is security at the entrance and through the park at night. The sites are mostly pull-through, though some are a little short. Each site is separated by a grass strip though some might consider the sites to be close. Yes, the pool and common area are quite popular. There is a tree/grass area at the back and around the pool which is as large as the RV park itself! A small part of this area is off-limits to pets as it is for the children's playground. There is a maintained small golf practice area (no long fairway shots!). However, this tree/grass area was wonderful just to walk the dogs around and enjoy the illusion of a peaceful countryside. Yes, it is directly next to the Graceland Museum area and across the street from Graceland. From the Heartbreak Hotel, there is a free shuttle to/from the Sun Records Studio and downtown (Beale Street and National Civil Rights Museum) during the day. At night, there is a $10/one way shuttle to Beale Street. Great place to stay and explore Memphis and Graceland!
This is the parking lot for the Cleveland County Fairgrounds and covered with crushed limestone. No restrooms or showers available. Some 10 spots are "pull-through" as one can pull alongside the water hook-up / 30 amp power (no sewer). The rest are along the perimeter and are "back-in" with water, sewer, and either 30 amp or 50/30 amp available. Note: The electricity hook-up is not on a circuit breaker – it is a "hot hook-up". The water is supplied through freeze-proof faucets such as you might see on a golf course or public park. The best access to the RV park is from Robinson Street which intersects I-35, proceed east on Robinson for two and one-half miles. Severe weather shelter is inside the fairgrounds buildings. According to one officer of the Norman Police, they have never been called to this RV park or have filed a report from this RV park. Park rated on its own merit.