Nice park. Sites are not created equal, and this park fills up on the weekends. Suggest you get there early and pick your site. Manatee viewing is just 20 minutes away, and this park is very convenient to Tampa. Staff was very courteous, and we enjoyed our stay.
This is a very quaint family-type park. The owner/operator was very friendly and showed us all the areas features. This park will be one of our favorites just for the friendliness. The shower and restrooms were extremely clean. The laundry needs some work. Everything in the immediate area was fun to explore.
Beautiful campsites on Georgetown Lake. We loved the serenity, wildlife and the remoteness. Our only complaint is the number of "special dogs," the ones who don't have to be on a leash even though there is a sign that clearly states that all dogs should be on a leash. Noise from other campers was also a problem. If you come here, come when kids are in school. We will come back here again.
Most of the roads to the loops are dirt with overhanging branches. We had to back out of a loop quite a ways because of overhanging tree branches. Sites are OK, but most are not very level. On the homestead loop there was lots of noise from barking dogs from other campsites. The signage is terrible, so make sure you know where you're going before you make that turn! Very convenient to Devil's Tower. We would not stay here again.
We're fulltimers, and Colorado has pretty much out-priced us. $16 for a dry camping spot plus an additional $7/day for a park pass for a total of $23 is just too steep for no hookups. We hiked the parks trails and found the directional signs had been torn off the posts. The campground dirt roads were very rough and tight for our rig. The weekenders made the dust a real problem. The views and solitude make this a place worth another consideration for the price.
Rate reflects the family and friends rate. We stayed here as guests of friends who are campground hosts, they were really wonderful in finding us a spot during a very busy season. The park is very shaded, so finding a spot for satellite TV antenna location could be a problem, but hear the cable TV works great. This park is very quiet, and convenient to local services. Lots to do in the Woodland Park area!
Free stop-over for a night. Free was the best part! Nothing special for us, but can see how this is great campground for people looking for a rest-over. We found the maps to be inaccurate after driving around between Emerson and Everett: wrong! To get here, stay on Clayton, go south over the railroad tracks. The park is on the right.
We were just traveling through and found this wonderful park. What a surprise! All of the above positive remarks are true! The only complaint we had was that there was no address on the map, the website or anywhere we could find. Our GPS and smartphone did not help. We called the park, and the lady directed us using her memory of local landmarks. She stayed on the phone until we were able to pull up to the front office. She is a real gem!
We've stayed at this park several times because we are members of Sunrise Resorts. This stay proved that they are really trying to improve this park. It was much cleaner than before, and the staff was very courteous. On the down side, the weekends were very busy, and the dirt roads which were labeled for 5 mph were not observed or enforced.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the 50 amp power, sure was nice during the cold weather. This park is very tight for our 35' 5er, but we made it work. We were here early in the season and needed to trim some shrubbery to be able to park. It's very quiet, with lots of deer, and beautiful scenery. Entrance is a steep hill, take your time going both ways.
Very pleasant staff. Hot tub was clean, and we had it all to ourselves. We were there during the early springtime, so can't imagine it with 350 campers. Our site was not level and had a hard time getting level and able to reach the utilities. When mentioned to staff, they were very helpful and said we could pick any spot we wanted. We stayed here for a week, on ROD for free.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the staff and the beautiful condition of the grounds. We will consider coming here again and staying more than just a couple of days. There sure is a lot to do in the area.
They have very friendly staff. This is an old KOA type park, with no paved sites. We asked to get one of the back in sites in the backside that have a view of the desert. These sites are pretty tight, and carry with them a $2 additional charge for cable TV which we did not want or use. We stayed here on Resorts of distinction, so we didn't complain to much about the additional $2 charge.
Sites are pull through that are very close together, and not very long. This was not a problem as there were only 2 other RV's there at the time. The electrical is 50 amp, but very wobbly scary wiring. No dump station was a minus for us. This is a nice place to stop for a night so you can see the caverns, but there is no restaurant nearby.
As stated in other posts, this park is in need of lots of tender loving care. We were happy to find a place where we could use our ROD ($0) plus $3 a day for electricity. The staff was very nice and very helpful. We were told there is an alligator in the lake, but we never saw it.
Not a bad park for the area. Sites are gravel and difficult to get level. The park is quiet, and very convenient to local attractions. Verizon coverage is superb! Saw few professionals. Negative is that we thought it a bit expensive for the 50 amp power. Very convenient to Wal-Mart, and other major stores.
The management is real nice, they are an older couple who have a real tough life out in the middle of nowhere. We stayed here to fill up and dump before going to Big Bend. The park is just a sand lot with low-voltage power, low water pressure and quite a bit of dust. We would not stay here again, there are better parks in the immediate area.
First, let me say that the personnel are wonderful people, but they are working under extreme conditions. The speed limit on the dirt roads is NOT enforced. There are many professional people living there, and it shows. The speed bumps are in the wrong places, and really jar vehicles. We would probably stay here again if we were interested in seeing Carlsbad Caverns again.
This review is for the Malaquite Campground. We love the ability to look out the back window and watch the crashing waves, at night listening to those same waves is worth the admission price. Like others have said there are no fancy amenities, but a very nice peaceful place. We will return there.
This park is wide open with some beautiful views of the red rocks. There is great hiking in the area. The spaces are very adequate in size with water and 50 amp power. The dump station is easy to access. We had complete privacy while here for 3 days in November of '08. There were no other campers here. The 50 amp power was welcomed because of the 20* weather. Payment, as stated below is mostly on the honor system, there was no one to check, and finding the information on where to pay could have a been easier for the honest.
We are members of Sunrise Resorts. This is one of the most beautiful parks we have ever stayed in especially during the fall colors. We love the quiet, the wildlife, the hiking trails, the hatchery and the location. Management is very friendly, but think they could better spend their working hours by doing improvements to the park instead of wasting their time raking leaves and hand watering the grass. The negatives include management charging a $2 fee for cable TV even if you don't use it. The entrance into the park is steep, potholed and very intimidating if you have never been there before. There are too many professionals living here, and management does have the good-ol'-boy mentality, so the best spaces are reserved for them. We will stay here again.
The staff is very helpful and courteous. Getting a site with good satellite access was tough, the trees make a beautiful setting. The 5 mph speed limit is not enforced. The roads are dirt, and the result is everything gets real dusty. We would probably stay here again because of the price using our Resort Parks International.
This park sits in a beautiful location in the trees. We found it to be very peaceful. Everyone was very respectful, the management was very nice. We will be back here. The only negative would be that we could not get the satellite dish signal because of the tree. The positive is that we didn't miss the TV at all!