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07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects Golden Age discount. We haven’t stayed at this park in a couple of years. They have cleaned out a lot of dead trees and there are more open areas to allow grass to grow. Park is very pretty with moss draped trees all around. Water pressure was good; we used a 55 PSI regulator. Electric was steady, but had a couple of blips during a mild storm. The laundry is free, 2 washers and 2 dryers, all operational. We did not use the restrooms. Sites are electric and water only, there are two dumps. The ranger was very friendly and visible. Other park staff was friendly also. This is a very large park, plenty of room for walking, biking, and hiking; several trails available. The lake itself is not healthy, it is choked up with salvinia and a draw down of the water level is going to occur in August. There is not a beach here however there is a swimming pool on another area of the park. We would stay here again.
07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects Golden age discount for LA resident. Beautiful park, plenty of trees, great for walking and biking. Camp sites are nicely sized and well spaced, though a little crowded around the water view sites. Park staff is very nice. Trash cans are emptied daily and park is keep fairly clean. There are 2 boat launches and several areas for fishing. Water pressure was good; we used a 55 PSI regulator. Power was steady. Electric and water only at sites, one dump area. There are two laundry rooms on the park; it was clean, we did not use the restrooms. There is a swim beach and day use area away from the main campground. It is a well laid out park. We would stay here again.
07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects senior LA resident discount. Been a couple of years since we stayed here and only change appears to be loss of staffing. Very small park. Park stayed fairly quiet even during the weekend. The spaces nearest to the water are very close together. The spaces farther away are much better spaced out and you feel you can stretch without touching your neighbor. We never saw a ranger and only saw maintenance personnel out in the park. The parish sheriff drove thru a couple of times during our week there. Office staff is very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were clean as was the laundry room, but one of the two washers was out of order. There are a couple of fishing piers and a boat launch. Bring what you need with you, nearest WalMart is 40 miles. Natchez MS is a nice day trip from here as is Vicksburg MS. There is a small grocery store in St Joseph, has all the basics. On the weekend, the day use, splash park, and picnic areas are heavily used by the local residents. We would stay here again if in the area.
07/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rate is based on Senior Pass Discount for LA resident. This is a nice enough state park. There are some historic mounds located on the park itself. The laundry room was clean. Power is steady and water pressure was high. Sunday–Thursday…this park is a 10. It is very quiet, through it stays fairly busy. There is a lot of traffic though the camping loop which includes outside visitors for the splash park. Most people including the staff ignore the 15 mph. On Fridays, the park becomes a 1. Any sign of rules is out the door. First time in a state camp ground we've seen 2 wheeled camping units allowed in one site. Golf carts, though against park rules, are brought in and freely used by anyone with a handicapped placard available to them regardless as to whether they are mobility impaired. Pet leashes were ignored. We saw children in one camp urinating on the lawn with an adult standing there in approval. The one positive thing we can say about the weekends was that quiet hours did tend to be observed. We might visit here again.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects the Golden Age Pass. This is a great COE park, many sites right on the lake bank or in sight. There is also an area “inside” if you don’t care for the lake breezes with plenty of trees. The lake side sites don’t have as many trees. Good ranger presence, camp hosts were friendly. We did not use the shower or restrooms but friends of ours also camping there did and said they were clean. Their only complaint was a lack of good ventilation. Beach was closed when we were there due to high water. Park would have gotten a 10 if they had sewer and/or wi-fi. Park is very quiet, even when fairly busy, its obvious the rangers enforce quiet hours. On the down side, they have removed the trash cans from the camping loops and the central trash dumpster are quite a ways from the camping loops. Also, if you’re wanting to run a “tote” to the dump, its more than ½ mile from the camping loops. Our Verizon hot spot and phones worked well, 99% of the time, a few drops. The dam is very interesting to visit. When we were there they were releasing water thru the spillway, very impressive. Lake has diverse boating, with sailboats, jetskis, catamarans and power boats as well as many fishing boats. We would definitely stay here again when visiting the area.
06/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects senior pass discount. If a lake view alone got the review, this park would be a 10. Well planned, level and generous sites, many sitting with a great view of the lake. Power was steady, used a 55PSI regulator. However, we could only give it a 7 based on several factors. The site was not cleaned when we arrived; we had to pick up a lot of litter and just didn’t bother with the fire pit. It had at least 10 inches of ashes accumulated and so much trash it would have filled its own small bag. Make sure you have at least 30 feet of water hose and electric cable. Boxes are situated well behind some of the sites. For an “NO ALCOHOL” park, there was a bit of noisy partying. They also allow golf carts. Apparently there’s no age limit or restrictions on them so expect to be sharing the narrow road with them should you choose to walk or ride bikes. Staff presence during business hours and seem friendly…but we didn’t see anyone after 5PM. No trash dumpsters except at the very front of the park by the main road. Long walk if you are at the lakeside sites. Restrooms and bathhouses are very small from the outside, but we didn’t use them so cannot attest to their condition. No Wi-Fi here but our Verizon card and phone worked great, 4G. Numerous restaurants and stores in Grenada, about 8 miles from the park. Park has a very interesting visitors center and a historical civil war road site. We would stay here again if in the area.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful campground set on the banks of the Toledo Bend reservoir, a very large clearwater lake. An easy 10 if they had sewer. Fishing is great. Park was very nice, ranger was friendly and informative. Camp hosts nice, kept campgrounds clean and neat and could answer questions about stores, restaurants, local attractions etc. Other park staff were friendly. Park was quiet, even on busy weekend, quiet hours are observed. Sites are fairly level, a lot of them have wood decks; there are gravel paths to floating docks for fishing or tying a boat up. There are two trails, both easy to walk and offer great views of the lake and surrounding area. Lots of birds here. Will camp here again in the future.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects discount with Texas State Park pass. This is a very nice park, located SE of Wichita Falls. Close enough to get to town but far enough that noise isn’t a problem. The staff is very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The sites are set up in small circles, spaced nicely apart. The pull through sites are very generous, easy for big rigs. The lake was low while we were here so it was quiet, which is fine by us. Lots of birds and there are prairie dog ‘towns’ all over the park. Level, easy walking. Power was steady, and water pressure was fine. No sewer at site, but dump station provided. Park was clean and although there is no gate, there was not a lot of ‘cruising’ traffic. We would stay here again when in the area.
07/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Rate is with GS discount. OK for overnight stay, but park is another disappointment with Good Sam Parks lately. The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and genuinely glad you are there. The laundry room is large and clean. I didn’t the use showers, but they looked clean. Store is very nice and inviting. The rate was certainly inviting. Even though close to the highway, the noise wasn’t that bad. Power steady, Water 45PSI and Wi-Fi was fast and steady. Trains are infrequent and distant. However, this is where the good ends. The roads are horrible, slanted, pitted and potholed. The sites are worst, dirt and rock, not at all level. The park is about 90% full timers in old, patched and derelict RV’s. Trash just blows everywhere; no one bothers to pick it up. Not once did we see staff out picking up the trash or attempting to get the full timers to clean their areas up. Most sites have multiple vehicles parked at them; many of the vehicles look as bad as the trailers. Most of the units appear to be roughneck type workers, a few with families. You cannot really walk around here; because the roads are too rough, too steep. Neighborhood is not one that encourages roaming. Very surprised to find this park in this condition. We stayed here because it is listed as belonging to the Tom Sizemore RV dealership which is a very clean, professional dealership. We would probably look for somewhere else to stay next time in this area.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is Passport America; full price would have been $39 and way too high. Ok for an overnight stay; not a destination in itself. Very friendly staff, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The office is charming, nicely decorated. The motel is ok from the front, but a little seedy from the back. The RV layout is a little odd, pull throughs, but parallel. No trees, no shade. They park nose to tail, no place to sit out. There was no one parked next to us, but if there had been, it would have been very close. Hooks up are fine, electric went out once, but it was during a thunderstorm. Water is 45PSI. All sites are FHU. Wi-Fi worked fine the first night we were there, but didn’t work for us the next day. The park is all dirt, rocks with some high desert scrub around. There is a little community gathering place in the center of the park, no one was using it when we were there, but would think any band or music would be heard throughout the park. No trains heard, but you are right on US HWY 287, so there is a little road and truck noise. We did not find it bothersome and would stay here again if in the area.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
No discounts for out of state visitors here. Rate is $31 per night and we included the $9 per day “vehicle” pass you must purchase...but you don’t have to pay for your towed IF you leave it connected thru the gates. If you have or purchase a state park pass, they waive that fee. The park is very clean, nice spaces, mostly level and space far apart. Power was steady, water pressure is good at 45PSI. Very good Wi-Fi, steady and fast. Staff is present and enforces the rules, especially about parking on the grass. Some shade at most sites. Burn ban on currently, pretty dry. Staff was friendly and helpful. You are in the middle of the city of Aurora, SE of Denver, so there is some traffic noise from the roads, however we did not hear any trains. We would stay here again if in the area.
06/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Rate reflects GS discount. This is just a place to park, not a campground. Ok for an overnight stay, would not think of staying longer. Way overpriced for what you get. Spaces are very close together. The young man who parks you feels he knows more about your RV than you do. When we called, we specifically requested a spot that got Wi-Fi from the site, told it was no problem. When we arrived, after we had checked in, and were under the “no refund” policy, we were told that the Wi-Fi hadn’t been working well ‘for a while’ in the back where we were to be parked. We were told it worked up near the office. The electric power stayed on and was steady; the water pressure is OK at 40psi. Site was fairly level, roads and sites are gravel. You will probably have to unhook (or not hook up) your toad when you leave as the long termers park pretty much where every they want with vehicles sticking out in the road and there are numerous trees to navigate around. Also, the longer term residents apparently do not need to follow the pet rules, there were several dogs running loose without leashes. Another camper had put up a clothesline on some trees, and hung up their wash of pants, shirts and assorted underwear. The restaurant on the property was the high spot of the stay, great BBQ. They will deliver right to your RV or you can go “dine-in”. Overall, for a Good Sam park, we were very disappointed. We will look for something else when in this area again.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is with GS discount. This campground is good for touring the local area, Devil’s Tower, Spearfish, Belle Fouche, Lead, etc. Upper level spacing is not too close, but lower level is nearly slide to slide. Owners are friendly, helpful. Nice little store. Very clean laundry room, $2 wash $1 dry. They have a game room with TV, pool table, lending library etc. They tend to fill up, so reservations would help. Park is kept clean. Pool was not open when we were here, but it was being worked on. Water pressure is very high, 85PSI so bring a regulator. Power is steady. Variety of hookup choices from E only to FHU. Gravel sites and roads, fairly level. Park stays fairly quiet, no trains, no freeway noise. Office will give good advice on where to eat. WiFi is inconsistent. They have several bands, but often none of them work. They also offer cable TV for nominal fee. We would stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects Good Sam Discount. They don’t offer a weekly rate, but stay 6 get the 7th free. This is a nice park, far enough off the interstate that there is no highway noise. Park is kept very clean by on site owner/managers; pleasant people, knowledgeable about the surrounding area; places to visit and to eat, etc. This park is about 2 blocks from the famous Wall Drug Store, a must visit. Power is steady, water pressure is good. Full hook up sites, all pull throughs. There is adequate room between sites and picnic tables are provided. Some shade, but all sites are oriented to provide afternoon shade on the patio. Nice little store, clean pool (which was open) and a book exchange. There are train tracks nearby. There is free Wi-Fi provided. It is fairly steady, but gets weak when park fills up in the evening. Great location to tour Badlands, Wall Drug, Mt Rushmore and general area without getting into the congested area with ‘tourist’ prices. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects Good Sam discount and weekly special of stay six get seventh free. Park is nice. It is situated five miles north of town. Very quiet. A little road noise from the highway, but not bad. No trains. They have a bathhouse and a laundry room. Not much shade, but it’s the prairie. Beautiful countryside. You’re actually on a small piece of a working ranch. Occasionally, you’ll hear cows, but other than that, you wouldn’t know it. Sites are level. We did not feel at all crowded during our stay. However, the sites are “nose to tail” and rather close on the left sides. The ‘curbside’ offers a small grass patio with picnic table. Best Wi-Fi of any park we’ve ever seen. It stays on and is very fast. Power is steady. Water pressure is ok and you probably won’t need a regulator. All sites are FHU. Office staff is friendly and helpful. They know the area and will offer suggestions. There is a state park nearby with a waterfall and two NWR’s within a short drive, one of them has a very nice waterfall also. There is a small Native American casino four miles up the road on the SD border. Several good restaurants in town. Town folk are friendly. Nice area to spend a few days. We would stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is based on national senior pass. Highest rate we've seen at a COE park. FHU is $24 without discount, but still a bargain. Park is actually in Alma NE, about 6 miles from Republican City. They have a nice visitor center at the Corp office in Republican City; a short drive over from Methodist Cove. Lake was low, but most campsites have good view. Power was steady, but water pressure was rather low. One loop (84-116) is FHU; others vary between primitive, and electric or water only. Camp hosts were friendly, didn’t see any other park staff, but local sheriff drove through occasionally. Sites are well spaced, plenty of room and most appear fairly level. Fire pits are not cleaned between campers; we had to shovel ours out just to use it. No Wi-Fi here, but our Verizon card worked fine on 3G. Grass was very high when we arrived, but was cut the day before we left. Most sites have wooden picnic tables that are showing some age. They have a boat launch and a playground. Park was quiet. We would visit here again
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is based on national senior pass. Beautiful lake, most campsites have good view of the lake. Camp hosts and rangers were visible and friendly. They have a nice visitor's center a short drive across the lake, explaining the dam construction and local wildlife. Restrooms were clean. Power was steady and water pressure was good. No WiFi provided but our Verizon card was 4G and worked fine. No sewer sites here and both dumps are a considerable distance from the camping loops. Sites are well spaced, plenty of room and most appear fairly level. Fire pits are not cleaned between campers. Most have metal picnic table, some have concrete tables. A couple of boat launches on the park and a playground. As per most parks, locals are most of the visitors on the weekends; rules don’t appear to be enforced when it comes to parking and number of vehicles at sites or leash rules. However, quiet hours do appear to be observed. We would stay here again if in the area.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects national senior discount pass. Beautiful well kept park on the banks of Lake Kanopolis. Quiet and peaceful even over a holiday weekend. Roads are a little narrow, but it does keep speeding and cruising down. All the loops have a view of the lake. Not all sites have utilities here, some are 50A/W; some 30A/W, some have either water or no electric; some have electric and no water. Some sites with no utilities at all. No sewer sites, but there is a dump centrally located in the park. Bathrooms were clean. A couple of very momentary power “clicks” due to high winds, but nothing serious, water pressure is good. No Wi-Fi here, but our Verizon card and cell worked fine. There is a very nice, easy to walk two mile nature trail. A written guide at the start of the walk will point out areas of interest. There is a swim beach area and an ATV park on the grounds, but just outside the campground so no noise. They have a boat launch, but it was closed when we were here due to low water. There are other entrance points around the lake. Camp hosts were friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Rangers were visible and friendly. They do lock the gates here at night. Don’t miss a quick drive to Mushroom Rock State Park, right up the road. Tiny little state park, (no camping), around some unique rock formations. We would recommend a visit to Venango Park.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is based on national senior discount pass. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful park settings we have ever seen. Would have given it a 10 if they provided Wi-Fi. As it is such a remote location, it really should be provided. Very clean park at the foot of the Fall River Lake dam. There are 2 separate camping areas separated by a small bridge. There is a 9 ton limit on the bridge, so best to check with the project office as to which way you should come into the park (if you’re a big rig). You might have to travel about 1 mile on hard packed dirt road to get to FHU area. On one side is the full hook up sites with 50 amp; the other is mostly 30Amp / water and in some cases just water. Electric stays on, stead;, water pressure is good. Nice bathhouse on FHU side. Everything cared for by visible and friendly volunteer camp hosts. They are very knowledgeable about the park and surrnouding area. Wi-Fi is very iffy here. Our Verizon card service was off and on. Phone service is normally OK, but it also had its moments. No over the air TV available at all; don’t know about satellite but park is heavily wooded with trees. There is a small rally area, with a covered pavilion which would be fine for small gatherings. Each site has a prep table, picnic table, grill and fire ring. Some sites are “doubles” which are nice and wide. Rules appear to be enforced, and there are 2 playgrounds within the park. There is fishing from the bank of river at the dam without leaving park. Boat launch is nearby. For peace, quiet, relaxing, and bird watching this park cannot be beat. We will visit here again.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is with national senior pass discount. This is part of the COE complex at Big Hill Lake. Great park, clean and quiet during our visit. Staff and camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. Very slightly rolling terrain, good for walking. Mound Valley side of park (across the lake) is mostly 30A/water sites, on same side with swim beach and boat launch. Cherryvale side is 50/30A/W/S sites. A few sites will take some leveling, power is steady. Water pressure was a little low for our tastes, but certainly workable. Verizon phone/MiFi card worked fine. Would have given a 10 on this one if they provided Wi-Fi. Town is about 5 miles away, couple of restaurants and a nice grocery store. Be wary of GPS directions in here, better to follow the park's directions and signage. Several hard packed dirt county roads in the area, but you can reach the park without going off asphalt. Good bird watching. Several areas for fishing and a hiking trail. We would definitely stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate included $2 per night senior discount (62+). Nice park, office staff were friendly. There is a little store with some items, milk, bread, souvenirs, etc. Two camping areas, one with full hookups, and one with only electric/water. Some pull throughs in the electric/water section, but they are close together. Both camping loops view the lake. First come, first served, no reservations. In the full hook up section, there is nice spacing between sites. Electric pole is mid-ship, pads are concrete and level with enough room to park your tow in front. Electric is steady, water pressure is good. Lots of trees for shade. Concrete picnic tables at each site on a concrete pad. Firepit and grill at each site. There is a playground and a pavilion in the middle of the FHU camping section. A tent only area is provided. They offer a restaurant/bar at the marina, nice menu, outside dining. Prices are good and the night we went, we enjoyed the food and good service. Park Rangers are present. However, as with many parks now, there appear to be some “longer term” guests. However, all sites were clean and neat. Sites and firepits are not cleaned between visitors, but ours was not bad except for cigarette butts everywhere. Great bird watching here. No wifi, but Verizon air card and phone worked fine here. If the park had provided wi-fi, we would have given it a 10. There is a train a few miles away. We heard it, but did not find it bothersome. We would stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rates are based on site amenities ranging from full hook up to primitive. Our full hook up site averaged $22 per day for our week here. Rates are confusing; there is a discount for seniors (62+), but only Sun-Thur, rate Fri-Sun is $26.10. Honor system Sun-Thur, but booth is staffed weekends. Bring cash for the honor system, They only take local checks. Walk in, no reservations. There are 10 full hook-up spots, mostly taken by full timers, a little surprising for a city park but they get around the 14 stay rule by changing sites every two weeks. Never saw the park fill up however. Most sites are level enough for big rigs, but some are small unit only. Sites and fire pits are not cleaned between visitors. No Wi-Fi here, but our Verizon card worked with 4G and phone signal was no problem. Roads are narrow but not a problem for big rigs if you are doing the 15MPH. Speed limit and directional signage is ignored by most, but numerous signs indicate no tolerance of noise policy violations. On the plus side, park is quiet, minimal staff, but those we did meet were nice and helpful. About 2 miles to the I-35, convenient to OKC and sites around. Electric is steady, water pressure is good. They have a swim beach and snack-shack which is open Memorial Day thru Labor Day. There is a storm warning system here and it works. The lake is pretty, lots of trees, good bird watching. This is a good spot for touring the area. If they had Wi-Fi and less full timers they could have rated higher. We would probably stay here again when in the area.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects GS discount. $40 per night otherwise; a little pricey in our opinion. However, it's a nice full service park. The sites are level, but as previously stated, they do drop off in front and back. The park is terraced. The park was very clean, and there were several staff persons working. No litter or animal droppings that I saw. Leash rule appears enforced. Electric steady, water pressure good, and the Wi-Fi was fast and steady. Many longer term campers, but sites were mostly neat and clean. They offer fresh made pizza through the office. There is a nice little store and pool, but it's drained. Not sure if that was for seasonal. Also a horseshoe pit, little mini golf course, fitness room, and laundry. Rated this park down a little because of the freeway noise. It's very loud 24/7. Park sits in the cross between I-44/I-35. We would stay here again if necessary but would try for a quieter environment first.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate includes senior discount. Very nice state park. The staff we met were very nice, both the ranger and in the office. They were very knowledgeable about the area, the park and the flora/fauna in the park. They have several head of bison roaming a section of the park, you can usually see them in the afternoon right around the office area. But as stated in previous reviews, campsites are not cleaned between visitors, fire pits do have trash. However there are only four staff persons here and no camp host, so that’s probably why. If everyone would clean their site when they left, it wouldn't be an issue. Electric stays on steady and water pressure is OK. There are several different campgrounds here, we stayed in the Cedar Point area, which have large pull-throughs; all lake views. If you have a motorhome, your windshield is facing the lake. Gorgeous views and sunsets. Sites are level, 50/30 amp with water but no sewer. There is a dump station as you exit the loop. There is a section called Southern Campground which has a mix of 30/50 amp sites, about 10 do have sewer but they are pretty close together and don’t appear that level, no view of the lake and you can see the main highway. There is another section across the lake, Sandy Beach, 30/50 amp with water; good views and an area called North Campground, 30 amp with water. No problem getting a view of the lake from this section either. Showers/restrooms and laundry room are clean. The showers are “pay” showers, cost depending on the length of your shower. There is a restaurant on the park, but it was still closed for the season. Probably opens end of April. Park wasn’t that busy when we were here, but apparently it is very busy in the late spring/summer. No reservations taken, it’s 1st come/1st serve. We would definitely stay here again. Great park.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is based on the weekly rate. This park is a very nice place to stay while visiting the Amarillo area. From the first inquiry phone call, to check-in, through questions during our stay the staff was helpful, pleasant and appeared genuinely happy to have you as a guest. The gift store is one of a kind and not to be missed. The park is kept very clean; there’s an indoor pool and spa; basketball court, tennis court, horseshoes, a putting green and a playground for the young children. Rules appear to be enforced. There are probably some longer term campers but they don’t stand out in the crowd. Animals were leashed and picked up after; speed limit is observed. Roads are easy to maneuver around. Sites are very nice, long enough for a big rig with tow although they do provide a little parking space on the side, in the back of the space. Cute, but we found it hard to get out the passenger side so just parked behind our rig. There are low wooden fences between each site, charming touch; everyone has their “space”. Almost all sites are orientated to have afternoon shade. Most have a nice concrete pad and all have picnic table. Utilities work well, electric is steady, water pressure is good but not harmful, Wi-Fi works great, faster than average. Park is on the west side of Amarillo, but close enough that everything is handy. Plenty of great restaurants very close. The park is on Business Route 40, freeway traffic noise is not bothersome at all. We heard no trains while staying here. We were impressed with this park and enjoyed our stayed here. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 3/10 ]
Stay only one day and you might not be disappointed. The "nightly" site area looked nice, level and clean. We ended up not staying here. We tried, but if you want to stay longer than one night to tour the Amarillo area, they put you in the back with the long termers and workers. They have split a lot of the sites into A/B's with one 30 and one 50 on the pedestal. So the power grid is not set up for big rigs, they are old side by sides. We could not get our internal surge protector to stop shutting us off as it was pulling 134V from the pedestal. Manager was not happy after moving us to another site, also in the back of the property with the same problem. We were the only big rig coach in that area, most were small 30A trailers. He did agree to refund our payment for the week; though grudgingly. If we had been allowed to stay in the "overnight" area, we might not have had the problem. Those pedestals are new. Ladies working in the office were polite. For the hour we did stay there, the park was clean, and the water pressure was good. It is right off the interstate so there is some traffic noise. We would not try to stay here again.
03/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is an overnight stop only. The sites are long enough for big rigs and a tow. Pro: utilities work and water pressure is OK, but could be little better and does fluctuate a bit during peak times. They do have a nice line up of cable TV choices. The internet was fast and stays on. Management apparently does enforce a leash rule. There is a fenced in area for dogs to play, but not everyone picks up after their pets. The cons: too pricey for what you get. The spaces are incredibly close together; they are within 12-18 inches of each other with slides out. No place to sit out and no place to cook out. This is largely a permanent live-in and workers park. There are only 6 or 7 spaces for travelers. There is noise from the freeway. The road is gravel, dust is horrible. The managers are the worst offenders at stirring up the dust as they race around on the park cart. Sites haven’t been mowed or trimmed in a while; some grass is so tall it almost hides the utility poles. Some very old and derelict looking units here. Sticker burrs are everywhere! Very surprised that this park rating was as high as it is with Trailer Life. Would not stay here again.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects weekly rate using a Passport America discount. This is a nice quiet RV park, not quite what we call a resort but certainly a nice place to stay for a while. Electric is steady, water pressure is good. Wi-Fi is free, works very well, password protected and is actually high-speed. Verizon phone and wireless works great here, 3G. Park is clean and staff is friendly. There is some improvement work going on, additional spaces being added and some renovation being done to another building. There is a laundry, showers, and an exercise room, we didn’t use, but everything looked clean. Pool looked nice. Although park is on the highway, noise was not a problem. Security has been thought about here…there are electronic locks on the showers, exercise room, and pool There is an electronic gate that is closed in the evening through the night with a key pad code, so there is no “drive-through” traffic. From what we observed, rules are enforced; dogs are leashed and picked up after, saw no cats running loose. Spaces are a little close together, about average, and there is a picnic table at each site. Roads are asphalt but sites are gravel with small grass areas between sites. Trees have been planted at the sites for shade, but they are still young. Some longer term residents but sites are kept neat and trim. If you visit here, go to Camp Verde café for lunch and Rails at the Depot in Kerrville, both great spots worth a visit. We would not hesitate to stay here again and would recommend it for touring the Kerrville and surrounding areas.
02/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
This rate reflects the monthly rate ($300) plus electricity at .12 per KWH. However, we paid for a month but left 8 days early, so electricity was not a full month. There is very little in communication here. You’ll need to drive to Kerrville (20 miles) or Bandera (20 miles) to get a Verizon or AT&T signal for phone or data. There is a pay phone outside the office at the park. Though they advertise hi-speed Internet, it does not work at the campsites here, If you drive from the campground to the office, you might be able to get a signal on their wifi, but its very weak. The area is very isolated. Actually comes closer to qualifying as a resort than most. They have a restaurant, open Wed-Sun, with great breakfasts and really good pizza. Nice little store with beer, wine, etc…but no staples such as milk, bread, etc. Staff is polite and friendly. Nice pool, with river running along side. Very quiet park, amazing amount of birds here. Little “happy hours’ spring up around the park occasionally where everyone is welcome. There is no road noise, but they are very popular with motorcycles, so there is noise from those groups occasionally. There is a rugged trail to walk and some beautiful views of the Three Sisters hill area. Sites are level and wide. Electricity stays on, water pressure is ok, could be better. If you’re a motorhome, try to get one of the ‘pull in’ sites. The views out your windshield are very nice and its worth the "back up" when leaving. These sites have “car park” areas beside them. Firepits and tables are provided at each site. Again, nice enough resort….just be aware that there is very poor (if any) communication with phone and wi-fi. We probably would not stay here again for that reason.
01/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
You might want to visit this one before booking. Cancelling will cost you plenty. I cancelled, and it cost $100 out of a monthly rent of $220. Very surprised that this was a Good Sam park; assume they qualified on bathhouse, pool, etc. as it was more parking lot than campground; not even close to 'resort'. Sites in the lower area are so close together you cannot put out your awning; slides almost touch. If you want to sit out, you'll be sitting at your neighbor's wall. If you want to cookout, you'll probably have to go across the road to an open area. The upper area is not as bad, but still very close. Managers not overly friendly, but we didn't experience the out and out rudeness previously described. The park looked clean when we visited. As stated, we did cancel our reservation, and probably would not stay here again due to the closeness of the spaces.
02/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is based on weekly stay. This is a military family campground, so you’ll need an ID card to access the post. Large, level sites, full hook ups, plenty of space between them. Nice large picnic table and grill at each site, level concrete pads and large concrete patio area. Very clean park, staff was friendly and helpful. Two camp hosts in attendance but didn’t see them much. We didn’t use the bathhouses, but laundry rooms looked very clean. Water pressure is good, electric was steady, no wi-fi or cable but our Verizon card worked very well. Park has a fenced in dog run. Park is great for big rigs. Great location for visiting San Antonio attractions and a lot of the lower/eastern hill country. If trains bother you, you probably won’t like it here. There is a very busy track that runs between the hospital and the RV park; it didn’t bother us but the horns will get your attention. If they had wi-fi I would have given them a 10. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.
02/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is the daily rate without discounts, which they do offer for Good Sam. They also have weekly rates. Park is high priced for what it offers, it is bare bones; sites are FHU but fairly close. It is located in Blanco, which is very central to all Hill Country activities. Office staff was pleasant, they have a nice little gift and craft store. It does border a small river, fishing is probably OK. Off the main highway, this park would be quieter than the state park up the road. We did not actually stay here, but drove through and talked to staff about a possible stay. We later decided to stay outside the Hill Country "triangle" but felt this park deserved to be considered if you want to stay in the area.
02/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is based on $199 per week, stay 6 get one free. If you only stay a night or two here, you won’t be disappointed. Resort is a bit of a stretch, but it's fine for a stopover. We had high hopes when first arriving. Staff is friendly and present; park was clean. There are many longer term workers here, but most keep their areas fairly clean. Electric worked fine; water pressure is very low; we used our house pump for showers. There are a few older units in need of some TLC but nothing that causes you to cringe. There is a laundry, bath house, pool, propane, and nice little store. There is significant traffic noise from Interstate 10, nothing to be done for that, but while in our unit, it wasn’t that bad. Wifi is OK, worked well enough to check headlines and email. A major drawback, we felt, was the 2 large, skittish, almost feral dogs that roam around the park all day from a neighboring property. The staff claims there is no leash law in this county, and they can’t do anything about it. It makes trying to walk for exercise or enjoyment here rather difficult. We took to carrying mace with us when we did try. Although the park staff claims “they don’t bite”, there’s always a first time. Of course, as a result of these dogs, some people in the park assume its OK to let their dogs run without a leash as well…so the problem is compounded. Workers do not pay any attention to the speed limit at all; most had big diesel trucks and loud music playing as they enter and exit. This park has potential to be a great place to stay while visiting and touring in the Houston area; however, we probably wouldn’t stay again because of the dog issue.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects America the Beautiful senior pass rate for a LA resident. This is a very pretty state park. Staff was very friendly; though the park is short handed with respect to personnel so there is not a lot of presence. Gates are locked at night so there was not a lot of traffic cruising through the park. As we have found to be common in southern Louisiana state parks, the “locals" tend to take over on the weekends and rules are not enforced which creates additional traffic with cars and boats. Also, the rules as to number of vehicles and people allowed at campsites are not well-enforced. Sites are fairly level, 30/50A electric, water, but no sites with sewer. Sites and park grounds are kept clean; trash was emptied regularly. Camp hosts were very friendly and visible. No Verizon service. Water pressure is OK, electric stays on.There is only one dump and it’s on the road out of the park, so at peak departure times the waits can be a little lengthy. Mosquitoes were terrible; you must spray with repellent in order to stay outside. There is a boat launch and numerous areas to fish from the docks and banks. Cypress tress and other hardwoods provide ample shade. Wi-Fi is provided and works very well; sometimes it slows a little during peak time. Laundry room was clean and operational. We would stay here again.
10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects America the Beautiful senior pass for LA resident. This is a small but very pretty state park. Staff was very friendly, though personnel is short so not a lot of presence. Gates are locked at night, there was not a lot of traffic through the park. The spaces on the water are a little closer together, but the ones in the “back” area are very spacious. Sites are level, 30/50A electric, water, but no sewer sites. Sites and park grounds are kept clean, trash cans emptied regularly. Water pressure is good, no problem with electric. If they had sewer, it could have earned a 10. Park was quiet while we were here. There is a lake, boat launch and numerous areas to fish from the docks and banks. Cypress tress and other hardwoods provide ample shade. Wi-fi is provided and works very well. There is a playground, swim beach and water park. Laundry room was clean and operational. The only deterrent to us was the number of loose dogs we saw running around, we think as much from surrounding neighborhood as other campers. We will definitely stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects America the Beautiful Senior Pass for Louisiana resident. Beautiful state park, clean, well maintained. Friendly staff. Campsites were mostly level; quiet park. There are planned activities. Fishing areas, boat launch and group areas. Landry facilities were clean and operational, $0.75 wash/$0.75 dry, quite reasonable to us. Bathrooms were clean. They have a separate area for people camping with horses. Several walking and horse trails. Camp hosts and staff were friendly and helpful about the park. Only deterrent for us was a guest who allowed his dog to run without a leash; we had to chase dog out of our campsite. Would stay here again when in the area.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is with Good Sam discount, including tax. Full hookups with 30 & 50 amp power, extended cable TV, and free Wi-Fi included with price. Nice campground, roads and pads are gravel; campground is build on a slight incline but pads are level. Park is clean; probably not a destination in itself, but certainly fine to tour area. Owner runs it and it shows. Very friendly on check-in; escort to site. If there are long term units here you can’t pick them out of the group. Wi-Fi is very fast and works consistently. No problems with electricity. Nice little store offering basic RV necessities and fun souvenirs. They have a fairly large pool. Sites have shade, but are open enough that satellite should be no problem. Laundry room is nice, newer machines, and very clean but we felt a bit expensive at $1.75/wash and $1.50/dry. Didn't use the bathhouse but if the rest of grounds are any indication, they are clean. Park is quiet, did not hear any trains over our 2 day stay, however the park is just off the main US highway and property borders another town road on one side so there is a little traffic noise, but we didn’t find it bothersome at all. Easy in and out from road, big wide driveway. We would not hesitate to stay here again when in the area.
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here for an RV Rally function. Electric hookup was fine; only 30A available, but it worked without issue, water pressure is good. Hookups are such that it is "close quarter" parking, but no issue for slides or even having a rug and a few chairs out. Fairground staff did a good job at keeping trash picked up and cans emptied. There is a couple of bathhouses on the camping area, but we didn’t use them. It is grass parking, fairly level with a little effort. It’s not a campground or resort; it’s a place to park while attending events at the fairgrounds or in nearby Sedalia. Facilities at the fairground were clean.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a small park; owners are on site, very pleasant and helpful on check-in. No discounts were offered for the rates, but the sites are level and full hook up. The sites are quite close together and the entire park is gravel. Wi-Fi is provided, but it was weak and spotty. Water pressure is fine; we had no problems with our 50A electric. Most sites are back-ins, but there are a few pull-throughs. They do offer a laundry and a bath-house; we didn’t use them so are unable to attest to their cleanliness. The grounds were kept spotless. Sites do offer a picnic table. This is an RV “park”, this is not a destination resort. It’s fine for staying in the Sedalia area if you want to tour the area or if you have business at the State Fair Grounds and aren’t camping there. Our Verizon phones and Wi-Fi card worked well here. Even though it’s right off the main highway, it’s back aways from the road, so noise is not an issue. Turning right into the park is a little tight but no issue if you plan for it.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate reflects their special, stay 3 get 1 free. This is a campground, it is kept rustic and simple by design, gravel roads and pads, but if you obey the speed limit, the road is not a problem. There are FHU (W/S/30/50A) sites, internet was very fast and stable, no issues with electric at all, and water pressure is very good. Each site has a wooden picnic table and fire ring. Campground is very quiet, even when pretty full, on weekends. We were there at the end of the season, so it was light usage. This is a complex; there is more than just a campground. There are 2 caves with guided tours, a camp store, a gift shop, a small snack deli; also a rock store, a candle store where candles are made on site. They have the Cave Hollow West Winery, which in addition to some very fine Missouri wines, offer a great little gifts any wine aficionado would enjoy. In scoring, we took the entire complex under review. The staff is wonderful; very friendly, outgoing, helpful and genuinely pleased to have you stay there. If we rated it strictly as a campground, it would get a 7, but as a complex it deserves a 9. So why the 8? They have a little improvement to do, sites need to be cleaned between campers, its been mentioned before there were trash in the fire rings, we had a ton of cigarette butts in ours, but no trash in our camp per se; also, they could tend to the grounds a little bit more, some areas needed trimming. The rest of the complex is kept spotless. Hannibal was very nice, good restaurants, fun shops and friendly people. Riverboat cruise is enjoyable; people throughout the town were very friendly. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects our America The Beautiful senior pass rate. Very nice COE park, website map is a bit deceiving, because it’s a state highway that runs thru the park separating the 2 different camping areas. We thought we were getting a quiet secluded spot in area 1 and it turned out to be right near the main highway. However, the traffic noise did not deter our enjoyment. Park is kept clean; the visitor’s center for the dam is very nice and hosted by a wonderful volunteer who is very knowledgeable and helpful. Park was quiet during our visit, even over the weekend; however there is no speed limit and vehicles move very quickly thru the park, this could be a deterrent to those with young children. Most dogs on a leash, none running loose out of their own camps. Water pressure is high; a couple of power spikes late in the evening, but for the most part, electric stayed on; we got a strong Verizon signal for phone and Wi-Fi. Lots of wildlife and birds, saw deer, hummingbirds, and some free range chickens. Several camp volunteers in the park, all were helpful. Lots of areas for fishing/boating and picnicking When you visit, be sure to make a trip to the Eagle Nest Winery. It’s a quaint, charming home vineyard, with great food, wine and friendly service. We would definitely stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a huge park, beautiful setting with 2 lakes nearby. A bit pricey for a state park, even with full hook up sites, but water pressure is quite low, no issues with the electric. Campsites are both pull through and back in’s. The pull through’s are gently curved and our 37 foot and toad had easy in and out, with ample space. Campsites are generous in size and spacing, a combination of pea gravel and concrete, lots of shade. Some of the picnic tables could use some work, but most looked fine. Ours worked because there was just the 2 of us even though both ends of the table curved up. There is a small swim beach, as well as a rental shop that has boats with trolling motors, paddle boats and kayaks. Plenty of places to fish. There are several trails for varying levels of comfort and skills. Park Staff is very friendly. Nice gift shop, small grocery store and welcome center. Park was kept clean, didn’t see much in the way of park enforcement, which caused a point off. They are not closing the gates at night, so there are some “cruisers” that drive through the park after dark on the weekends. Other point taken for not enforcing rules and limits. Noticed a couple of “long term” people staying here; dogs running free, not on leashes. Even though they have a 2 week limit, one person had renewed while we were here and their ticket was for a month out. If you visit here be sure to take a drive 10 miles down the road to Parkin and visit the Parkin Archeological State Park. It’s worth the drive and they will escort you around the park explaining the mound and the lifestyle of the native people who lived there. There is a one room historical school house on the property and a small old graveyard. The state staff was friendly and knowledgeable, its great place to visit.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very pretty state park, friendly staff and camp hosts. We stayed in “Knights Bluff” section; it was very quiet. Full hook up pull through sites, some more curved than others, but we had no problem with our 37’ and tow. Texas is now letting you fish free from the banks of their parks. Beautiful lake around this park, great sunsets, and good fishing. The park was clean and obviously trimmed and cared for, but still “wild” enough to satisfy. Walking trails were nice, didn’t notice any litter. Our Verizon phone and Wi-Fi card were both very temperamental here, work one minute, not the next. Park does not have Wi-Fi. The only other detractor was that fact that this park does not have a gate, its open all night long. There is no “live in” staff here, only local police presence. There is a bit of traffic driving through at night on the weekends. We were not disturbed, but didn’t feel a secure as one normally does in a state park. There are plenty of deer, raccoon, squirrel and other animals. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it for a quiet restful experience.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is the weekly rate for a "deluxe" site. We so wanted to give this park a higher rating, the potential is certainly there. Pros: It sits right on Lake Livingston, beautiful view, has a sandy beach, nice shade umbrella’s, chairs, they rent kayaks, there is swimming and a boat launch. Plenty of room to fish from the shore. The swimming pool is beautiful and clean. The park is kept clean and free of liter. We did not use the showers or laundry room but Wi-Fi worked good. There are several small cabins on the property, very attractive. There are tiered rates depending on your view and access to the water. The rates are on the upper end for the area but not out of line. The sites are concrete, all full hook up, but not very level. They slant to the front and most people have resorted to using blocks or lifters of some type. We used our front drive up blocks and had no problem. The people working the office the day we checked in were nice, but “just filling in.” We had a couple of electrical issues, they were addressed and the maintenance man ended up changing our 50A breaker at the box. The cons: when we arrived, our neighbor was plugged into our box, but we were told it was ok, as they were dual 100A boxes. However, after our power kept shutting off, we requested his be moved back to his own site, maintenance did do it and our problems abated for several days until the breaker had to be changed. Cons: no management presence in the park. We saw maintenance workers, but not anyone enforcing or inspecting. There are several longer term workers staying in the park, but they were mostly clean and quiet. On weekends, there are many boats and extra vehicles, rules for extra parking are not enforced, so the roads get a little tight. The dog leash was not enforced and several times we chose not to go outside due to a large dog near us that ran free every time he was out. The owners did not “scoop” and at times the smell in our camp was unbearable in the heat. We mentioned it to management, and they said they would address it, but nothing was ever done during our stay. We probably would not stay here again because of the dog issue. If the loose dogs and smell would not bother you, then it's a great park.
08/2012
rating [ 1/10 ]
This is a new RV park started by a popular local restaurant. All dirt roads, very dusty. It's a bare bones park. There is no playground, bathhouse, pool, or any real grass (as of yet, not sure of future plans). There is a dirt berm, on a hill with a hard turn making it a little difficult getting in for a big rig. The spaces are narrow and close together. There is a building for an office but it's not manned by anyone, you go to the restaurant to check in. There is a bar attached to the restaurant that probably has the potential to get very noisy at night as they offer live music. There are numerous full time campers and workers staying in the park. The reservation process is still a little shaky, someone was parked in the spot they assigned us, the restaurant manager seemed confused about it, he offered to find us another space, but we chose not to stay at that point and left for another park.
07/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Not sure about issues during stay of previous reviewer, but we had good Internet from the park, and our Verizon phones and data card both had good strong signals. Sites are concrete and level. Not sure they even have a shower/bath house or laundry, didn't use them, The park is clean and quiet. The interior road is small pea-gravel, easy to walk on. It did fill up on the weekend we were here, so you might want to call ahead for a space. Rules appear to be enforced, if there are long term campers here, you can't tell. All camps were neat without any "junk" around. No pool or playground, which was fine by us. This park is well worth the 2-3 mile drive off I-20/59. Signage is great. The manager is friendly and helpful. We didn't use it but they have free cable TV here also. There are picnic tables at each site, but no open fires allowed except cooking grills. Easy drive into Meridian for touring/dining/shopping. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects the Escapees "Stay N Play" pay for 15 nights stay for 20 special. Park is quiet, clean. Pool is kept in very nice condition. Rules are enforced. We don't have a dog, but the dog play area looked nice and people did pick up after their pets. We saw no dogs off leash nor cats running loose. Interior roads are gravel rock. They can be hard to walk on if you have knee/foot issues, but not too bad. Most of the RV's are passing through. Only two were rather neglected and looking to either clean up or move on. It did not detract from our stay here. The managers and camp workers are very pleasant and visible. They are helpful and knowledgeable about the local area and attractions. Social events were well planned and fun. No playground (which suited us) but they have a nice trail for hiking with three different levels of difficultly, which any walker could enjoy. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Campground is run by and connected to Camping World of Chattanooga. Camp host is very pleasant and informative about the local area. Price reflects Good Sam membership. Good value for price in large city area. Electric worked well, water pressure good. Older park, quiet, full hook up, fairly level sites, no reservations taken, but it didn't fill up in the 2 nights we were here. Spaces are a little close together, but had room for slides and awnings. Some have picnic tables, some don't, no fire rings. Nice pool, plenty of area to walk, small lake area you can fish in. Ducks wander the property. They have a bathhouse and laundry but we didn't use them. They have some units that appear to be "long term", but they are neat and clean: no junk lots. We would stay here again if in the area. It's extremely convenient if you're coming to Camping World for service. The staff at the CW were very nice and helpful.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful park just outside of Lawrenceburg, staff is friendly and helpful. There are 2 camping areas, we stayed in campground #2, it's very wooded and quiet. There is a notice at the front gate: "No alcohol allowed." This seems to go a long way in keeping the park quiet and peaceful. Even larger groups were quiet and respectful of other campers. Some sites are not very level, but there are plenty to choose from, so you'll find one to suit your needs depending on your rig. Only 30A, and there is a dump station right at the entrance to the campground. The water pressure is a little low, but not unbearable, with a little work on their camping pads, they'd rate a 10. Great walking trail winds through the woods, plenty of deer, wild turkeys, raccoons and squirrel to be seen. The Visitor Center is very nice and has a great display about David Crockett and the history of the area. You can see that investment is being made in this park as improvements are ongoing. Cabins have recently been completely renovated, there is a restaurant on the park and there are planned activities by the interpretive staff. They have GAMPRO stations on the walking trail. Crockett Falls is very nice, a small waterfall, but pretty, covered bridge, very charming. Several restaurants and shopping within a quick drive in Lawrenceburg. Would not hesitate to stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a jewel if you like to camp out in nature. The roads are a bit rough, but the few available sites for RV's are very nice, level and well spaced. The camp host is great, he keeps the park clean and is very friendly. We didn't use the bathhouses, but we saw him cleaning them often. It is very quiet, saw squirrel and lots of birds. There are plenty of areas to walk or ride a bike, including a very nice path that winds along the lake from the boat launch to the little island near the swim beach. Plenty of fishing from the banks and a fishing dock at the boat launch area. Holly Springs is about 8-10 miles if you need a restaurant or Walmart, this park is remote, but very quiet and peaceful. We would visit here again when in the area.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here 2 weeks, the rate is with our Golden Age discount. Beautiful park, well maintained landscape, generally kept very clean. Wifi is very good, didn't watch TV, but others said signal is ok, electric worked great, no spikes or fails, water pressure is high. Sites are spaced well, plenty of room between neighbors. If you get full hook up sight, these are on the "inner" loop of the campground...orientation is not good and most sites get full sun throughout the day. Back loop sites are huge, but same issue with full sun. Back row do not have sewer, but have good shade in most spots. Swimming area is a few miles down the road with little store. Staff is present and friendly, ranger is very responsive. They had 2 camphosts, but we never saw them doing anything "camphosty" and they are not particularly friendly. Over Memorial Day, there was a noisy camper at 3AM, it was handled quickly and decisively by the enforcement staff, ie,:camper left...other than that, it was the quietest state park I've ever been in, even when full. Trash cans are plentiful and emptied regularly. The trails are not extensive, but nice to walk. Roads are easy to walk and bike. Lots of rabbits and birds here. We will absolutely visit here again.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflected 5 nights, two at regular price, and three at the special 3 day rate of $77.00. Park was very clean. It was the first place I've been hard pressed to pick out the "extended" stay guests. All sites were kept neat and clean - no "pack-rats". Staff was friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable about the local area. Lots of antique shops in town. As usual, a couple of dog owners can't comply with the leash rule, but their dogs usually stayed within their camp area. They had 2 nice fenced dog runs and offer "dog doo stations". WiFi was great, very strong and fast. They offer cable TV. There was an underlying noise from a pumping station a couple of blocks away, but it wasn't troublesome. There are trains that go thru town, again, didn't bother us. Roads are gravel, but pads are concrete and level. They offer a nice little fishing pond and a 9 hole mini golf course. Small playground for kids, no pool, community fire pit, and nice little store. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed our stay here. The rate is based on their 3 day special. You get an extra discount for paying cash. The short term guests stay on the road side, don't worry when you see the inclines coming into the park, the sites are level at the top. There is plenty of space to park your toad behind your unit. Wifi was iffy, on and off, but it's there. Very friendly owners, knowledgeable about the area and will recommend great places to eat and visit. Very nice museum in town, on donation only basis with lots of history and exhibits. There are good restaurants with good prices and service. On the down side, this park is right across the street from busy RR tracks. We didn't mind the noise, they don't blow whistles, but they do rumble thru but it.didn't bother us and we'd stay here again when in the area.
03/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rainbows End is not a "resort" or destination park, however, for the price, it can't be beat. Our overall price reflects electricity cost, which everyone is charged, nightly, weekly, and monthly. We stayed 14 nights, our electric was $37 and we paid $87 per week. The staff is very friendly and helpful, people in the park are very nice. Plenty of activities going on. There is a "worn" feeling about the park, but again, for the price, you're not going to beat it in Livingston. There is not internet throughout the park, you can use the internet in the office, but it doesn't go to the sites. Verizon card worked well enough most of the time. Previous reviewer mention electric issues, we had some fluctuations also...but our surge protector stopped any problems. Family friendly, but didn't see anything for children to do, no playground, there is a pool. We would definitely stay here again while in the Livingston area.
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice park, very clean, mostly concrete, and a very friendly staff. It is located directly on the Jarboe Bayou (river) and there are gazebos and a pier with benches to sit. They have two communal fire pits that they light in the evening. A real plus was the adults only section, very quiet; there is a pool, laundry, and shower room just for adults. Two other pools, laundries and showers also on the property. Ond downside is that he sites are very tight, too close together. However, the staff is aware of this and allows parking in empty sites when they are not being used. If not, you are parked on your patio if your rig takes the whole site. The other downside was the Internet. It's free, but is very slow, it doesn't stay on, it drops about every 3-5 minutes, and you have to log in again. For the premium prices they're charging, would like to see better Internet. They have a little social hour every Tuesday called Cork on the Wall, which is a lot of fun. They provide a main course, soft drinks and wine, everyone brings a little side dish. In spite of the two "cons" we would stay here again without hesitation and recommend it for staying in the Kemah area. Also, be aware, when you make your reservation, they will charge you for the whole visit at that time, and they're cancellation policy is pretty strict and apparently as seen in a previous review, enforced.
01/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pros: very friendly staff, professional and helpful, wifi was excellent, park kept fairly clean. Speed bumps were not a problem for us. Spaces in most of the park were generous enough, but very tight toward the center section. Many very long term residents and plant workers here. Lots of trees, clean laundry, nice little store. Cons: this is not your park if noise bothers you. There is road noise from the highway, plus some noise from the I-10 which is about 1/2 mile away. There is industrial noise throughout the day, some of which can start as early as 2:30AM, but usually around 5:30AM. If you sleep through that, there is the exit of many loud diesel trucks as the plant workers and residents go to work. As is normal with long term residents, some obey the rules, some don't. But they seem to be enforced for the most part. We might stay here again if in the area.
01/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a hidden jewel of a state park. The park is beautiful, although there are some scars of recent Hurricanes Rita and Ike, it will not deter your enjoyment. Plenty of trees, plants, birds and other wildlife. We saw squirrel, deer, rabbit, doves and raccoons. The park staff here are the the most friendly and welcoming of any state park we have ever visited. They made us feel like they were here just for us. Informative and knowledgable about the park and area, pride of the park is evident in all of the employees with whom we had contact, from volunteers planting trees, to the rangers who were very nice. One of the few parks we've visited that had trail maps made up and waiting for you. The trails are great!! Easy to walk and the guides provided give you highlights and insights. This park is for walking, exploring trails, canoeing, and relaxing. We will absolutely visit here again, we are looking forward to it.
01/2012
rating [ 1/10 ]
Would have liked to stay here, but not a well run park. They obviously cater only to monthlies and rallies. We had reservations for a site since December,on a spot about 12 rows from the river. Then they called us 5 days out and changed it to one as far from the river as we could get up near the office/entry. We refused that one as we wanted to visit with friends who stay in a river view site. Then they offered another one about 10 rows back from the river, so we accepted that one; then they called 2 days later and changed it again to a spot as far away from the river as possible. We were going to stay for 2 weeks, which is not "just a nightly". On this last call we lost faith in their ability to book an RV space or run an RV park and cancelled. However, oddly enough, they always had "the perfect river view site available for only $50 more per week". Bait and switch? Found another park right down the road. Maybe this place will get it together at some point. Until then, we won't return and don't recommend it.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very clean, well laid out casino property. Can easily handle the largest rigs. All pull thru's with a picnic table at each site. You can park w/o disconnecting tow if you prefer. Small trees, but no shade. Grass is maintained and there was a good staff presence. We were not there over a weekend, it probably gets a little noisy then with locals...but the week days are very quiet and pleasant. RV Park staff was friendly and helpful on check in. They have a shuttle bus to the casino 1/2 mile away that runs 24/7. Casino is large, plenty to play, 5 restaurants and a no smoking slots section. Not a lot to do in the immediate area besides the casino, there are some outlet stores in Iowa about 20 miles south. We would stay here again when in the area.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an extremely well kept park, close to the interstate and points of interest in the Acadiana area. The park is very clean, well maintained. Wi-fi and cable both worked great. Park hosts are genuinely friendly and happy to see you there. The park managers stay on site and are very visible. They are friendly and make you feel welcome. Staff was knowledgeable of the local area with great recommendations for dining and activities. Restrooms are spotless, pool area is clean. There is a dog walk area behind the campground and a small playground. Quiet times and speed limits are enforced. There are some trains from about 1/2 mile away, but they didn't disturb us. The only reason it didn't rate a 10 is there is a small truck stop across the street. They play music to the outside and it can be a little loud at times, plus the noise of the truck engines occasionally, but again, it was not enough to keep us away. We would stay here again.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects Golden Age discount (for previous review, they still recognize it, but you have to be a Louisiana resident to use Golden Age discount in LA). This was for a full hook up site. Internet works great, good for walking, biking, great trails. Beautiful park, friendly staff. Plenty of deer, squirrel. Only change I noticed from last review, they removed the trashcans from the campsites and went to a dumpster. Which is fine, but there is one in area 2, and one in the cabin area. Nothing for camp area 1. So you either trek up the hill to the cabins or about a mile to area 2. Seems odd but we made do and still enjoyed the scenic beauty of this park. Park is very quiet during the week. Pretty busy on weekends with local campers, but rangers patrol frequently and everyone seemed to obey most rules. We would absolutely visit here again.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
The rate shown is based on the winter monthly rate. The improvements continue at this park. Along with the new palms planted, there are plans for a playground for kids. Wi-fi works pretty well most of the time, and again, there are plans to improve the service with more power. If you stayed here in the past, you will be pleasantly surprised by the spacing between the sites. They are not as close together as they were before, and there is some breathing room. Sites do face away from the beach, but every site can see the water. It was not a deterrent to us, and we were thankful on windy days not to have the sand blowing at the windshield. Staff is very friendly, knowledge, and responsive. Park is kept very clean and rules are enforced. Very convenient to Galveston activities. The park is on the beach, no roads to cross. On the east access, it's just a ramp now, but they are building a wood ramp access in the near future. It's very easy to access. There is a wooden ramp access on the west side. We like that they reserve by site #, not just "a space". Two items kept this park from getting a 10 from us. One, because this is a public park run by the city ,it is open to "lookee-lou's" and on weekends there is a lot of extra traffic through the park including some "solicitors". The only other deterrent to us was number of dogs running loose (without leashes) on the beach. We would stay here again.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice, quiet park, family friendly. Owners are on site and involved. Camp hosts were very nice. There are many tall pine and hardwood trees. Most sites are very shady. Wonderful walking trails, about 6 miles of them intersecting each other. They have put little "treasures" along the way, making it a fun whimsical walk. They also put some benches out along some ravine overlooks, nice for a quiet rest. Nice little playground and a covered pavilion for gatherings. The store and office are clean and well stocked. Our verizon phones and wifi card worked great. We didn't use the park wifi, but they do have it. Could only make one criticism and its a small one, a couple of campers had strung up clotheslines for some items, it looked a little "off"..but it did not deter our overall enjoyment of this park. This is worth getting off the road for..a great park to rest and relax..Lake Livingston and other things to do are within driving distance. We would come back here again.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed in area 3, Big Pine, all sites are pull through, a little tight for our 37' and toad, but we made it work. Park has been hit very hard by the drought, many trees are stressed, some have died. Raccoon and squirrel are in abundance. Several trails, the lake was very pretty, paddle boats for rent, roads are a little narrow and the camping areas allow for 2 way traffic, but everyone seems to make it through ok. Saw very little staff and only saw the camp host out and about twice, neither were openly friendly (except lady at fee station). We would like to visit again. Would pick another site then our assigned one this time, all trees around it were dead so we had no shade at all except our awning.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a beautiful state park, located about 30 miles SE of Shreveport LA. As a previous reviewer stated, it is in a rural area,there is a "milk and bread" (and not much else) store about 5 miles up the road and it's in a dry parish so bring your supplies with you. The park is kept very clean, there is lots of room to walk, run, hike, bike and ride horses. They have over 10 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails. It has an 18 hole professional Disc Golf course. Lots of trees draped in Spanish Moss and plenty of shade. The boat launch is currently closed due to the drought and low water levels but this does not deter from the natural beauty of this park. You can still fish from the banks or off one of the docks around the park. The staff is friendly and professional. Absolute recommend a visit here.
01/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Have reviewed this park before, a year ago, but there have been some not-so-good changes. They used to have great Wi-Fi, provided free with your stay, and for over $40 a night, I expect it. However, now they have gone away from providing the service, and gone to a Tengonet service. Its a weird set up...you have to register even if you are already registered...and then pay after the first day or two depending on your stay length. However, we tried for over an hour and could not get Tengo to give us access. It kept saying we had an account, which we do, but you can't use your previous account with Lakeside's service...but it won't let you register. Very frustrating. We used our Verizon card for the weekend. Then there was a very loud bass beat thumping party in the pavilion Saturday night that went on until after 11PM. Heard several people complain about it. Plus, the kids of the party goers were running thru the park screaming and tearing thru campsites until nearly midnight. Lakeside needs to tighten it back up...it used to be a nice place. But not going to spend $42 a night (with discounts) to be disturbed by wild kids, parties and not even get the internet. Sadly, this may be off our destination list.
01/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park is OK for an overnight stay, maybe 2 nights tops, not a destination. They do put their over nighter on the freeway side, so there is noise from the I-12 constantly. The park was clean and quiet. It very convenient to Dixie RV and Camping World. Trust the signs, you go down a narrow dead end road, if we hadn't scoped it out by car first, it would have been scary, but signage is great and correct. No longer accept Passport America. Pool is large, very clean, but too cold to use while we were there. We would stay here again if needed to be in the area.
11/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a brand new state park in LA. They have generous RV spaces, the comfort stations were very clean. The road is gravel; however, the only dust kicked up were by those not obeying the speed limit. If you go the speed limit, there's not that much dust. The nature center is still being worked on, but the splash pad is very nice and even thought it was cool, was working. The trails are nice, one goes on a boardwalk thru a cypress swamp. If we had one complaint, it would be that it appears a little understaffed, only saw the ranger on patrol one time and several camps were very loud and could have used some calming down on Saturday night. We will absolutely go back and support this park.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice campground, very quiet, good fishing. Grounds are kept clean and staff is attentive and helpful. Only detractor for us was that some people refuse to do the speed limit. The roads are packed dirt and gravel, so when one of these types came through it raised the dust. Great area to walk and bike, golf carts are allowed. We didn't use the pool, but it looked clean. It is off the freeway, but only about 4 miles, great signage and roads are fine. We will definitely be visiting again.
09/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was our first visit to this park, it's wonderful and we highly recommend it. It's very clean, quiet and conveniently located to the Lake Charles area. The owners are on site and involved, the park shows that pride of ownership. Sites are primarily concrete, with grass medians. They sell propane, have showers and a washer house. The WiFi was good, but limited on "free" time, however if you don't have a hot spot, its a reasonably priced vendor. There is a park across the street and a golf course nearby. We will be staying here again.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice park. As others stated, the owner is quite a character and very involved in the park. The tour of the house is a must!! This is NOT your typical stuffy plantation home, "do not touch" tour. In fact, you are invited to touch and to sit. The ghost story is one of a kind, don't miss it. The RV park is nice, most spots are shady, the big rig sites are concrete and do not have much shade. WiFi could definitely use some boosting, we had to use our Verizon WiFi the whole weekend, and it was even spotty at times. The grounds are nice, quiet, comfortable to walk. Wonderful carvings in some of the trees. We would visit here again.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice park, not sure we would give it “resort” status, but nice all the same. The management is very helpful and friendly. The grounds, pool and office area were clean during our 5 day stay here, they have a charming little sitting garden you can rest in. They will lend you a CD or tape for the Vicksburg Battlefield driving tour so you do not have to buy one at the gift shop. The park is convenient to all the local attractions, getting around is easy by car. The park is a mile off the interstate so it’s very quiet. The downside would be that the spaces are very close together. Our awning touched the border of the next camp over. With the spaces all full, it would be a little tight. Our 36 motorhome had it’s front bumper on the front of the space to get our compact car in behind it, but it worked. This park is way nicer than the parking lot the casino calls a “park”. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
Beware: this place is running an old hotel scam. They don't tell you this when you make a reservation but they do not accept debit/credit cards. When you try and check in with your credit/debit card, they warn you that in addition to the $27 per night (which was $5 higher than quoted with no explanation), that they would remove and hold a $50 security deposit PER day and it might take up to 30 days to be returned. We were supposed to stay 5 nights. That would have been over $300 that they wanted to take and hold for 30 days. When asked security for what, there is no TV, or refrigerator to steal (like a hotel room), they had no answer. They will reluctantly take cash, but they will not run your debit/credit as a credit card. They claim our bank is the who does this, but I work at the bank I hold a card with, and they do NOT do this. There are a couple of other good parks in the area. This place is just an old parking lot with some slots put in it. Not worth the price anyway.
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
A beautiful state park, small, so reserve early. Very quiet, with several board walked trails, plenty of area to bike and hike. One of the cleanest S/P's we've seen. The sites are long and level, most sites have a wood deck area which is very nice, sites are well spaced and give you a nice sense of room and privacy. Fishing pond, canoeing, water spout park for the kids, picnic areas galore. We can see why so many people claim Tickfaw SP as their "favorite". It's going to be one of ours.
02/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice park, if you are in the front row, you have an unrestricted view of the water but be prepared for a little traffic noise. Will take the noise for the sunrises. The spots are concrete and level, a little close together, but not the worst we've seen. Everything worked as it should, the hosts were helpful without being invasive. They serve breakfast on Saturdays and Wednesdays. There are some full timers here, but only one or two older trailers in the back. Pool and splash pad was closed on our visit, but look nice. It's 400 feet to the beach entrance, exactly as it states. We will absolutely be back here. Enjoyed our stayed in Galveston.
12/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here over Christmas. We enjoyed it a great deal. It's a quiet park, some road noise, but nothing that disturbing. The owners obviously work hard keeping it clean and in good repair. It rained for 2 days when we were there, and drainage was good. The store was cleaned and nicely stocked. Enjoyed the swings through out the property. Would definitely stay there again on our next trip to Shreveport.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you camp for peace and quiet, to enjoy nature and relax: this is the campground for you. No golf carts, no loud music, no traffic, no pool, no playground and best of all; not a thing you have to do except walk the park or the nature trail and relax. People were friendly but not invasive. The park is about a mile off the road, so no traffic noise, plenty of great restaurants and shopping just a mile away if you need them. Plenty of things for the tourist to see and do. Sites are level, lots of trees made it a little dicey with our big rig and slides but it fit fine. This was a wonderful experience and we will be back.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Overall this is a very nice park. Right on the river, just over the bridge from downtown Natchez, MS. It was very clean and quiet. We were there during a fairly slow time, but the spaces are rather close together, and it could get crowded when busy. Nice riverwalk, recreation room, store and pool, all clean and well stocked. The only item we found odd was that there is no staff in the park after the office closes. So if something is wrong, such as a power failure, you're pretty much on your own until morning. The local police department does cruise through the park occasionally. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful park, signs of Katrina are still present, but plenty of trees, shades. The beach and broadwalk are very nice, the pier is great. The camp staff was helpful, the current hosts are awesome, friendly and knowledgable about the park. The visitor center is interesting. Most sites are very generous, but be careful on the pull thrus...they can be very tight curves. Highly recommend this state park. Well worth the visit. Can't wait to go again.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great reservation system, you know your spot when you get there, you can pull in and get hooked up before going to register at the casino. It's $10 but you get $10 credit to play in the casino, so that equals free. Large spaces, but NO shade. Spots face north/south so not much shade morning or night even under the awning. Nothing for the kids, there is a playground, but it's well away from the park. We enjoyed our stay and will go back again, but in fall or winter, when not so hot. Mosquitos were bad in the evening if you do try to sit outside.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Chicot is a beautiful park, mixed pines and hardwood. When we arrived, the spot we had chosen from ReserveAmerica was extremely sloped, we could not level in it but a call to the office, and we were offered another spot. Stayed in the north side, it is older and they say it's not as nice as the south side, so bit of caution on reservations, many sites are not level and sloped. However, stayed away from the outside spots, go to the inside and they are very level. The north side is the quieter side if that is what you're looking for. Great lake, boating, fishing and trails. This is a very large park. We enjoyed our stay and plan to return.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park, clean and very well maintained. Management is on site and involved. If you're on the road side, there is some traffic noise including larger trucks. Nice lake you can fish in or ride a non-motorized boat. Sites are a little close together, but it's a quiet park at least during the week. We weren't here over a weekend. We definitely plan to visit here again for a longer time, we could only stay one night this time.
04/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is older campground. Needs some TLC. Concrete pads are crumbling. It's fine for overnight. We asked for quiet spot but were assigned a spot right next to highway so people/kid noise quiet, but traffic noise was loud. Have to wear plastic wrist band entire time in park, it was very uncomfortable in the heat. Great place if you have kids, tons of water features, golf carts everywhere they rent them here so they are up and down roads constantly. Only saw one staff person, she was friendly, no security in evidence.
04/2009
rating [ 1/10 ]
Not a nice experience at all. Planned to stay for 4 nights. Had to move from first site the first night because of large, noisy party. Casino would rather we moved (even though we were 2nd guest to complain) than enforce the rules on other campers. So moved into lovely spot right next to river,but found out the gnats were so bad we could not sit outside. Then went over to casino next morning, returned a couple hours later to find river rising into camp, one foot from patio. Had to move again. Manager not at all concerned about inconvenience to us. Left the next day. 3 spots in 4 days a bit much. Casino was ok, but very tight on comps. Spent over $800 and still charged full price for spot. Won't revisit them...very different attitude since hurricane Katrina.
03/2009
rating [ 1/10 ]
We called for reservations and were informed this campground is closed, pending its sale. The website confirms this...
02/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Park is recovered from recent hurricanes, including Ike and Gustav. Owners are very present and involved with management. Staff is friendly without being invasive. Although there are several full time residents, everyone obeys the rules. Very family oriented, but still maintains a quiet restful air. Park is kept clean...they do escort you to your site and help you get set up. We've stayed here several times and plan several more visits in the near future. But get reservations..esp around the holiday weekends...they fill up. Park is popular with Lafayette and Baton Rouge residents looking for a quick get away.
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